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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141795/validity-and-reliability-of-the-international-cooperative-ataxia-rating-scale-icars-and-the-scale-for-the-assessment-and-rating-of-ataxia-sara-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-with-ataxia
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Yeliz Salcı, Ayla Fil, Hilal Keklicek, Barış Çetin, Kadriye Armutlu, Anıl Dolgun, Aslı Tuncer, Rana Karabudak
BACKGROUND: Ataxia is an extremely common problem in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Thus, appropriate scales are required for detailed assessment of this issue. The aim of our study was to investigate the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS) and Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (SARA), which are widely used in ataxia evaluation in the context of other cerebellar diseases. METHOD: This cross-sectional study included 80 MS patients with Kurtzke cerebellar functional system score (C-FSS) greater than zero and slight pyramidal involvement...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141794/short-term-outcome-of-adem-results-from-a-retrospective-cohort-study-from-south-india
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Mary Iype, P A Mohammed Kunju, Geetha Saradakutty, T S Anish, Mini Sreedharan, Shahanaz M Ahamed
INTRODUCTION: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), an immune mediated inflammatory disease is common in children. The profile and immediate outcome of children hospitalized with ADEM is scarce in the available literature. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to study the clinical profile of children with ADEM and to look for prognostic factors for outcome at discharge from hospital METHODS: We chose a retrospective cohort study of all children diagnosed with ADEM at our institution between January 2006 and December 2015, and they were evaluated, after excluding other diagnoses when they were summoned for a follow up visit...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137863/results-and-functional-outcomes-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-who-underwent-mechanical-thrombectomy-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit
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L Viña Soria, L Martín Iglesias, L López Amor, I Astola Hidalgo, R Rodríguez García, L Forcelledo Espina, J A Gonzalo Guerra, S de Cima Iglesias, E Murias Quintana, P Vega Valdés, S Calleja Puerta, D Escudero Augusto
PURPOSE: To study the results and complications of endovascular treatment (EVT) in acute ischemic stroke patients admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). To analyse the possible factors related to mortality and level of disability at ICU discharge and one year after stroke. DESIGN: Observational prospective study. SETTING: Mixed ICU. Third level hospital. PATIENTS: Sixty adult patients. Consecutive sample. INTERVENTIONS: None...
November 11, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134630/successful-community-discharge-following-postacute-rehabilitation-for-medicare-beneficiaries-analysis-of-a-patient-centered-quality-measure
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Michael P Cary, Janet Prvu Bettger, Jessica M Jarvis, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, James E Graham
OBJECTIVE: To determine the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics as well as health services use associated with successful community discharge. DATA SOURCE: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility-Patient Assessment Instrument and Medicare Provider Analysis and Review files. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively examined 167,664 Medicare beneficiaries discharged from inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) in 2013 to determine the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics as well as health services use associated with successful community discharge...
November 13, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128152/intravenous-thrombolytic-therapy-for-acute-anterior-ischemic-stroke-experience-at-the-french-military-teaching-hospital-in-toulon-from-2003-to-2014
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P Sahuc-Rodrigues, E Sagui, D Wybrecht, J-B Veyrières, S Gazzola, A Dagain, J Valance, P Alla, A Faivre
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous thrombolysis with rt-PA is the key treatment for acute ischemic stroke (IS), and has largely been developed at the Military Teaching Hospital in Toulon since 2003. This report is of the results of our practices compared with those in the literature, as well as our attempts to identify factors predictive of a favorable outcome after thrombolysis. METHODS: All patients treated with rt-PA for IS in the carotid territory between 2003 and 2014 were prospectively included...
November 8, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127440/is-a-stepdown-unit-safe-for-patients-with-mild-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhages
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L C Lamb, M M DiFiori, J Calafell, C H Comey, D S Shapiro, J M Feeney
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a major source of disability in the United States. The ideal unit in the hospital for patients with mild traumatic intracranial hemorrhages (ICHs) has not been elucidated. We sought to investigate whether patients treated in the surgical stepdown area had worse outcomes than those treated in the surgical ICU. METHODS: We compared patients with ICHs and a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) upon admission of 14 or 15 who went to the ICU to those who went to the stepdown area from April 2014 to November 2016...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125368/societal-burden-of-cluster-headache-in-the-united-states-a-descriptive-economic-analysis
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Janet H Ford, Damion Nero, Gilwan Kim, Bong Chul Chu, Robert Fowler, Jonna Ahl, James M Martinez
AIM: To estimate direct and indirect costs in patients with a diagnosis of cluster headache in the US. METHODS: Adult patients (18 - 64 years of age) enrolled in the Marketscan Commercial and Medicare Databases with ≥ 2 non-diagnostic outpatient (≥ 30 days apart between the two outpatient claims) or ≥ 1 inpatient diagnoses of cluster headache (ICD-9-CM code 339.00, 339.01, or 339.02) between January 1, 2009 and June 30, 2014, were included in the analyses...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125072/predictors-of-dependence-after-mca-ischemic-stroke-submitted-to-thrombolysis
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Renata Dal-Prá Ducci, Marcos Christiano Lange, Francisco Manoel Branco Germiniani, Viviane de Hiroki Flumignan Zétola
OBJECTIVES: Stroke is one of the most common causes of disability-adjusted life years worldwide. The aim of this study is to identify variables associated with dependence at 3 months and also after the first 3 months after the first-ever ischemic stroke (IS) in middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory submitted to intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). METHODS: A single-center cohort study of patients with first-ever MCA IS treated with IVT at the Hospital de Clínicas, Universidade Federal do Paraná, was followed over 5 years...
November 10, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122466/novel-algorithm-to-help-identify-stroke-mimics
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Nadeem Israr Khan, Shilpa Chaku, Christina Goehl, Laura Endris, Georgia Mueller-Luckey, Fazeel M Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of disability in the United States. A portion of patients presenting with stroke-like symptoms in the emergency room who receive tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) do not end up having a true stroke, leading to unnecessary health-care costs. The aim of our study is to identify those patients who have a high likelihood of experiencing a stroke mimic using a novel stroke mimic score and to identify a cutoff point with a high specificity of ruling in stroke mimics...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117913/two-interventions-for-patients-with-major-depression-and-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-impact-on-dyspnea-related-disability
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George S Alexopoulos, Jo Anne Sirey, Samprit Banerjee, Danielle S Jackson, Dimitris N Kiosses, Cristina Pollari, Richard S Novitch, Amanda Artis, Patrick J Raue
OBJECTIVE: The Personalized Intervention for Depressed Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (PID-C) is an intervention aiming to help patients adhere to their rehabilitation and care. This study tested the hypothesis that the Problem-Solving Adherence (PSA) intervention, which integrates problem-solving into adherence enhancement procedures, reduces dyspnea-related disability more than PID-C. Exploratory analyses sought to identify patients with distinct dyspnea-related disability trajectories and to compare their clinical profiles...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102693/children-with-chronic-pain-response-trajectories-following-intensive-pain-rehabilitation-treatment
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Laura E Simons, Christine B Sieberg, Caitlin Conroy, Edin T Randall, Julie Shulman, David Borsook, Charles Berde, Navil F Sethna, Deirdre E Logan
Intensive pain rehabilitation programs for children with chronic pain are effective for many patients. However, characteristics associated with treatment response have not been well documented. Here we report trajectories of pain and functional impairment in patients with chronic pain up to one year after intensive pain rehabilitation and examine baseline factors associated with treatment response. Patients (n=253) with chronic pain and functional disability were assessed at 5 time points (admission, discharge, 1-month, 4-month, and 12-month follow-up)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100219/healthcare-utilization-by-frail-community-dwelling-older-veterans-a-1-year-follow-up-study
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Miriam Zylberglait Lisigurski, Yolin A Bueno, Chandana Karanam, Allen D Andrade, Sisir Akkineni, Victor Cevallos, Jorge G Ruiz
OBJECTIVES: Frailty is a prevalent clinical syndrome associated with a high risk of adverse health outcomes, including disability, morbidity, and mortality, that has become a major challenge for the healthcare system. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the level of healthcare utilization in prefrail and frail community-dwelling older military veterans. METHODS: We studied a cohort of community-dwelling older veterans aged 65 years and older 1 year at the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center to determine their levels of healthcare utilization...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097857/like-the-eye-of-the-tiger-inpatient-psychiatric-facility-exclusionary-criteria-and-its-knockout-of-the-emergency-psychiatric-patient
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Veronica Tucci, John Liu, Anu Matorin, Asim Shah, Nidal Moukaddam
Context: Over 6% of all emergency department (ED) visits in the United States involve primary mental health or behavioral issues. The patients are stabilized in the ED but frequently require admission to an inpatient psychiatric unit or institution for longer term treatment and management. To facilitate this process, an emergency physician (EP) must first "medically clear" the patient as stable for transfer. At present, there is no interdisciplinary consensus regarding the necessary elements of the medical clearance or stability assessment process...
October 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096949/effect-of-tight-control-management-on-crohn-s-disease-calm-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Jean-Frederic Colombel, Remo Panaccione, Peter Bossuyt, Milan Lukas, Filip Baert, Tomas Vaňásek, Ahmet Danalioglu, Gottfried Novacek, Alessandro Armuzzi, Xavier Hébuterne, Simon Travis, Silvio Danese, Walter Reinisch, William J Sandborn, Paul Rutgeerts, Daniel Hommes, Stefan Schreiber, Ezequiel Neimark, Bidan Huang, Qian Zhou, Paloma Mendez, Joel Petersson, Kori Wallace, Anne M Robinson, Roopal B Thakkar, Geert D'Haens
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers of intestinal inflammation, such as faecal calprotectin and C-reactive protein, have been recommended for monitoring patients with Crohn's disease, but whether their use in treatment decisions improves outcomes is unknown. We aimed to compare endoscopic and clinical outcomes in patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease who were managed with a tight control algorithm, using clinical symptoms and biomarkers, versus patients managed with a clinical management algorithm...
October 30, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095390/prediction-of-poor-prognosis-after-severe-head-injury-in-children-using-logistic-regression
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Rie Ichikawa, Yukihiro Maeda, Akiko Shibuya, Yoshimasa Umesato, Yoshiaki Kondo, Takeshi Maeda, Atsuo Yoshino, Shori Takahashi
OBJECTIVES: Head trauma is one of the main causes of death in childhood and often leaves severe disability with serious neurological damage. Appropriate treatment must be provided immediately to improve outcomes. This study was performed to identify factors associated with a poor prognosis at an early stage of severe head injury in children. METHODS: The subjects were registered in the Japan Neurotrauma Data Bank. They were 119 children (mean age, 8 years; male, 67...
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082562/rate-and-characteristics-of-urgent-hospitalisation-in-persons-with-profound-intellectual-disabilities-compared-with-general-population
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A Amor-Salamanca, J M Menchon
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the hospitalisation rate of adults with severe/profound intellectual disability (PID) presenting at emergency services or about the appropriateness of hospital admissions in this population. Examining the possible differences in the patterns of hospitalisation between people with PID and those without intellectual disability (ID) may shed light on aspects of health and illness in these patients and may in turn make it possible to differentiate more clearly between mild-moderate ID and PID...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079413/return-to-the-workforce-following-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study
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Jawad H Butt, Rasmus Rørth, Kristian Kragholm, Søren L Kristensen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Lars Køber, Emil L Fosbøl
BACKGROUND: Returning to the workforce after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) holds important socioeconomic consequences not only for patients, but the society as well. Yet data on this issue are limited. We examined return to the workforce and associated factors in patients of working age undergoing CABG. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using Danish nationwide administrative registries, we identified 6031 patients of working age (18-60years) undergoing isolated CABG (1998-2011) who were part of the workforce 30days prior to admission and alive at discharge...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079329/acute-poststroke-depression-is-associated-with-thalamic-lesions-and-clinical-outcomes-a-case-control-study
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Tomoko Omura, Mahito Kimura, Kyongsong Kim, Masahiro Mishina, Takayuki Mizunari, Shiro Kobayashi, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: We investigated the role of acute-phase stroke lesions and patient characteristics in poststroke depression (PSD) and its effect on the clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Five and 30 days after admission, 175 patients self-reported their depressive symptoms on the Patient Health Questionnaire-9. We compared the clinical characteristics and outcomes in patients with (n = 41) and without PSD (n = 134). Stroke severity was assessed with the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS); the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) was used to determine the functional outcome...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071699/-cognitive-impairment-as-a-predictor-of-functional-decline-after-hospitalization-decofirh-study
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A de Alboniga-Chindurza, C Anciones, F Acebron, D Ibanez, P Roiz-Rey, P Perez-Torre, G Garcia-Ribas
AIM: Cognitive impairment is underdiagnosed in the elderly. We aimed to study the rate of positive responses to an informant-based questionnaires and functional disability after hospital discharge. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Observational prospective case series of patients aged 70-85 years-old admitted for hospitalization in an Internal Medicine ward. All medical records were reviewed and those patients with no previous diagnosis of dementia or related neurological conditions, no previous recent hospitalization or not having a caregiver were evaluated after signing an informed consent...
November 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061204/a-spatial-and-temporal-analysis-of-paediatric-central-nervous-system-infections-from-2005-to-2015-in-ho-chi-minh-city-vietnam
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N T Ho, V M T Hoang, N N T LE, D T Nguyen, A Tran, D Kaki, P M Tran, C N Thompson, M N Q Ngo, K H Truong, H T Nguyen, T M Ha, C V V Nguyen, G E Thwaites, K T Thakur, D Hesdorffer, S Baker
Central nervous system infections (CNSI) are a leading cause of death and long-term disability in children. Using ICD-10 data from 2005 to 2015 from three central hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam, we exploited generalized additive mixed models (GAMM) to examine the spatial-temporal distribution and spatial and climatic risk factors of paediatric CNSI, excluding tuberculous meningitis, in this setting. From 2005 to 2015, there were 9469 cases of paediatric CNSI; 33% were ⩽1 year old at admission and were mainly diagnosed with presumed bacterial CNSI (BI) (79%), the remainder were >1 year old and mainly diagnosed with presumed non-bacterial CNSI (non-BI) (59%)...
October 24, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
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