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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339598/high-postdischarge-morbidity-in-ugandan-children-with-severe-malarial-anemia-or-cerebral-malaria
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Robert O Opoka, Karen E S Hamre, Nathan Brand, Paul Bangirana, Richard Idro, Chandy C John
Summary: Postdischarge readmission and outpatient illnesses are frequent in children with severe malarial anemia or cerebral malaria. Trials of postdischarge malaria prophylaxis in children with severe malaria should be considered. Background: Cerebral malaria (CM) and severe malarial anemia (SMA) account for a substantial proportion of malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. However, postdischarge morbidity in children with CM or SMA has not been well established...
October 7, 2016: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332129/development-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-in-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-results-of-the-first-120-consecutive-cases-from-a-university-hospital
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Antonio Brescia, Federico Tomassini, Giammauro Berardi, Carola Sebastiani, Massimo Pezzatini, Anna Dall'Oglio, Giovanni Guglielmo Laracca, Fabrizio Apponi, Marcello Gasparrini
The ERAS(®) represents a dynamic culmination of upon perioperative care elements, successfully applied to different surgical specialties with shorter hospital stay and lower morbidity rates. The aim of this study is to describe the introduction of the ERAS protocol in colorectal surgery in our hospital analysing our first series. Between September 2014 and June 2016, 120 patients suffering from colorectal diseases were included in the study. Laparoscopic approach was used in all patients if not contraindicated...
March 22, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331173/laparoscopic-gastrectomy-with-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocol-single-center-experience
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Magdalena Pisarska, Michał Pędziwiatr, Piotr Major, Michał Kisielewski, Marcin Migaczewski, Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Piotr Budzyński, Krzysztof Przęczek, Anna Zub-Pokrowiecka, Andrzej Budzyński
BACKGROUND Surgery remains the mainstay of gastric cancer treatment. It is, however, associated with a relatively high risk of perioperative complications. The use of laparoscopy and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol allows clinicians to limit surgically induced trauma, thus improving recovery and reducing the number of complications. The aim of the study is to present clinical outcomes of patients with gastric cancer undergoing laparoscopic gastrectomy combined with the ERAS protocol. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-three (21 female/32 male) patients who underwent elective laparoscopic total gastrectomy due to cancer were prospectively analyzed...
March 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330829/does-telehealth-monitoring-identify-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-reduce-hospitalisations-an-analysis-of-system-data
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Melissa Kargiannakis, Deborah A Fitzsimmons, Claire L Bentley, Gail A Mountain
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence and associated cost of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unsustainable. Health care organizations are focusing on ways to support self-management and prevent hospital admissions, including telehealth-monitoring services capturing physiological and health status data. This paper reports on data captured during a pilot randomized controlled trial of telehealth-supported care within a community-based service for patients discharged from hospital following an exacerbation of their COPD...
March 22, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329352/costs-and-consequences-of-early-hospital-discharge-after-major-inpatient-surgery-in-older-adults
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Scott E Regenbogen, Anne H Cain-Nielsen, Edward C Norton, Lena M Chen, John D Birkmeyer, Jonathan S Skinner
Importance: As prospective payment transitions to bundled reimbursement, many US hospitals are implementing protocols to shorten hospitalization after major surgery. These efforts could have unintended consequences and increase overall surgical episode spending if they induce more frequent postdischarge care use or readmissions. Objective: To evaluate the association between early postoperative discharge practices and overall surgical episode spending and expenditures for postdischarge care use and readmissions...
March 22, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328692/experience-with-a-care-process-model-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-musculoskeletal-infections-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Lina Patel, Jeff Michael, Nancy Allen, Lisa Schroeder, Lisa Berglund, Jason G Newland
OBJECTIVES: Care process models (CPMs) for certain conditions have improved clinical outcomes in children. This study describes the implementation and impact of a CPM for the evaluation of musculoskeletal infections in a pediatric emergency department (ED). METHODS: A retrospective pre-post intervention study was performed to analyze the impact of a musculoskeletal infection CPM. Patients were identified retrospectively through electronic order history for imaging of an extremity or joint and recommended laboratory tests...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328647/pressure-injury-in-a-community-population-a-descriptive-study
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Lisa Q Corbett, Marjorie Funk, Gilbert Fortunato, David M OʼSullivan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe present-on-admission pressure injuries (POA-PIs) in community-dwelling adults admitted to acute care. The specific aims of the study were to (1) measure the prevalence of POA-PIs during a 1-year period; (2) determine prehospital location of patients with POA-PIs; and (3) describe demographics, pressure injury (PI) characteristics, risk factors, and posthospital outcome of community-dwelling adults with PIs admitted to hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive study...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328520/a-natural-language-processing-framework-for-assessing-hospital-readmissions-for-patients-with-copd
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Ankur Agarwal, Christopher Baechle, Ravi Behara, Xingquan Zhu
With the passage of recent federal legislation many medical institutions are now responsible for reaching target hospital readmission rates. Chronic diseases account for many hospital readmissions and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has been recently added to the list of diseases for which the United States government penalizes hospitals incurring excessive readmissions. Though there have been efforts to statistically predict those most in danger of readmission, few have focused primarily on unstructured clinical notes...
March 17, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328390/the-efficacy-of-telemedicine-supported-discharge-within-an-in-home-model-of-care
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Edwin P Greenup, Melissa McCusker, Boyd A Potts, Andrew Bryett
OBJECTIVE: To determine if mobile videoconferencing technology can facilitate the discharge of low-acuity patients receiving in-home care without compromising short-term health outcomes. METHODS: A 6-month trial commenced in July 2015 with 345 patients considered unsuited to Criteria Led Discharge (CLD) receiving in-home care included as participants. Nurses providing clinical support to patients in their homes were supplied with a tablet computer (Apple iPad) with Internet connectivity (Telstra 4G Network) and videoconferencing software (Cisco Jabber for Telepresence)...
February 22, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327899/thirty-day-readmission-rates-following-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery
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Ashwin G Ramayya, Kalil G Abdullah, Arka N Mallela, John T Pierce, Jayesh Thawani, Dmitry Petrov, Gordon H Baltuch
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has emerged as a safe and efficacious surgical intervention for several movement disorders; however, the 30-day all-cause readmission rate associated with this procedure has not previously been documented. OBJECT: To perform a retrospective cohort study to estimate the 30-day all-cause readmission rate associated with DBS. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of patients over the age of 18 who underwent DBS surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania between 2009 and 2014...
March 15, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327139/association-of-admission-and-patient-characteristics-with-quality-of-discharge-letters-posthoc-analysis-of-a-retrospective-study
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Maaike Langelaan, Rebecca J Baines, Martine C de Bruijne, Cordula Wagner
BACKGROUND: A complete, correct and timely discharge letter can communicate important information from the hospital to the general practitioner. The adequacy of the letter may vary with the patient and admission characteristics of the patient. Insight in the association between these characteristics and the presence and quality of the discharge letter will give rise to improvement activities for a better continuity of care after discharge. The objective was to determine the presence, correctness and timeliness of admission information in discharge letters and to determine the association between patient and admission characteristics, including unplanned readmissions and the quality of the discharge letter...
March 21, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327122/midodrine-as-adjunctive-support-for-treatment-of-refractory-hypotension-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-multicenter-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-the-midas-trial
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Matthew H Anstey, Bradley Wibrow, Tharusan Thevathasan, Brigit Roberts, Khushi Chhangani, Pauline Yeung Ng, Alexander Levine, Alan DiBiasio, Todd Sarge, Matthias Eikermann
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) are often treated with intravenous (IV) vasopressors. Persistent hypotension and dependence on IV vasopressors in otherwise resuscitated patients lead to delay in discharge from ICU. Midodrine is an oral alpha-1 adrenergic agonist approved for treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. This trial aims to evaluate whether oral administration of midodrine is an effective adjunct to standard therapy to reduce the duration of IV vasopressor treatment, and allow earlier discharge from ICU and hospital...
March 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326901/continuity-of-care-to-prevent-readmissions-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fen Yang, Zhen-Fang Xiong, Chongming Yang, Lin Li, Guiyuan Qiao, Yuncui Wang, Taoyun Zheng, Huijuan He, Hui Hu
Readmissions of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to hospitals cast a heavy burden to health care systems. This meta-analysis was aimed to assess the efficacy of continuity of care as interventions, which reduced readmission and mortality rates of such patients. PubMed, Cochrane Library and Embase were searched for articles published before July 2015. A total of 31 reports with randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were finally included in this meta-analysis. The results showed that health education reduced all-cause readmission at 3 months...
April 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325570/gender-differences-in-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-and-outcomes-among-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Katsuya Kajimoto, Yuichiro Minami, Naoki Sato, Shigeru Otsubo, Hiroshi Kasanuki
In patients with acute decompensated heart failure (HF), the association of gender and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) with clinical outcomes has not been fully investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate gender differences in LVEF and adverse outcomes across the full spectrum of LVEF in patients hospitalized for acute decompensated HF. Of the 4,842 patients enrolled in the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Syndromes registry, 4,231 patients (2,461 men and 1,770 women) discharged alive after hospitalization for acute decompensated HF were investigated to assess the association of gender and LVEF with the primary end point (all-cause death and readmission for HF)...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325552/unplanned-readmissions-after-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-korean-patients-rate-causes-and-risk-factors
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Seon Woo Lee, Kiran Kumar Gn, Tae Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Unplanned hospital readmissions are indicators of the quality and performance of a health care system, but data on early readmission after primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the Asian population are limited. The purpose of this study was to determine the causes, risk factors, and rate of unplanned readmission after primary TKA at a single institution in Korea. METHODS: We analyzed all primary TKAs from 2004 to 2013 using the data from our institutional electronic database...
March 18, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325504/buttressing-of-the-eea-stapler-during-gastrojejunal-anastomosis-decreases-rate-of-bleeding-related-complications-for-laparoscopic-gastric-bypass
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Zachary A Ichter, Lindsay Voeller, Homero Rivas, Habib Khoury, Dan Azagury, John M Morton
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is a well-tolerated and effective treatment for severe obesity. Newer surgical techniques and equipment have improved safety standards surrounding bariatric surgery. In particular, buttressing of the staple line in sleeve gastrectomy has decreased rates of clinically significant postoperative bleeding. The present study investigates the effectiveness of buttressing the circular stapled anastomosis during laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). SETTING: Academic, accredited hospital...
January 11, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323675/30-day-readmission-after-pancreatic-resection-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Alexander V Fisher, Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Stephanie A Campbell-Flohr, Sam J Clarkson, Emily R Winslow, Daniel E Abbott, Sharon M Weber
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and compare common reasons and risk factors for 30-day readmission after pancreatic resection. BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission after pancreatic resection is common and costly. Many studies have evaluated this problem and numerous discrepancies exist regarding the primary reasons and risk factors for readmission. METHODS: Multiple electronic databases were searched from 2002 to 2016, and 15 relevant articles identified...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322638/barriers-in-transitioning-patients-with-severe-obesity-from-hospitals-to-nursing-homes
#18
Christine Bradway, Holly C Felix, Tonya Whitfield, Xiaocong Li
This cross-sectional, descriptive study explored perspectives of discharge planners regarding transitions of hospitalized patients who are severely obese seeking discharge to a nursing home. Attention has been focused on care transitions regarding high hospital readmission rates, yet specific needs of patients who are severely obese have been largely overlooked. Ninety-seven (response rate 39.8%) discharge planners returned surveys addressing frequency of, and issues encountered when, arranging placements. Community and hospital characteristics were also collected...
December 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322488/surgical-glue-in-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-an-initial-experience-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Gregoire Mercier, Marcelo Loureiro, Vera Georgescu, El Mehdi Skalli, Marius Nedelcu, Mohamed Ramadan, Jean Michel Fabre, Patrick Lefebvre, David Nocca
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the most common bariatric procedures. Gastric leaks and bleeding are the most frequent complications, associated with a high clinical and economic burden. The best method of staple line reinforcement in LSG is debated. Surgical glue is one of the options available. The aim of this study was to assess the safety, efficiency, and relative cost-effectiveness of surgical glue used to perform LSG in morbid obese adults as compared with standard stapling...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321533/perioperative-antibiotic-use-in-vagus-nerve-stimulator-implantation-a-clinical-series
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Jeffrey S Raskin, Daniel Hansen, Arvind Mohan, I-Wen Pan, Daniel J Curry, Sandi Lam
PURPOSE: Preoperative antibiosis contributes up to one third of total antibiotic use in major hospitals. Choice of antibiotic is not uniformly standardized, and polypharmacy regimens may be used without knowing the effect on rates of surgical site infection, nonsurgical infections, or antibiotic resistance. Careful examination of trends in surgical prophylaxis is warranted. In this study, we aimed to examine our institution's experience with vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) implantation, focusing on association between perioperative antibiotic practices and postoperative infectious outcomes...
March 20, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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