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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550982/early-provision-of-oropharyngeal-colostrum-leads-to-sustained-breast-milk-feedings-in-preterm-infants
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Ruth Snyder, Aimee Herdt, Nancy Mejias-Cepeda, John Ladino, Kathryn Crowley, Philip Levy
BACKGROUND: Oropharyngeal colostrum (OC) application strategies have been shown to be feasible and safe for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Evidence to support the nutritional and clinical advantages of OC care remains somewhat theoretical. The objectives of this study were to a) confirm the feasibility and safety of OC application in preterm infants and b) determine if OC application is associated with improved nutritional and clinical outcomes from birth to discharge. We hypothesized that OC application in the first few days would promote sustained breast milk feedings through discharge...
May 10, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549528/the-penalty-points-system-in-ireland-does-it-remain-effective-14-years-on
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C Downey, M Donnelly
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the leading cause of trauma related mortality in Ireland. The penalty points system (PPS) was introduced in Ireland in 2002 to incentivise safer driving and reduce injury. Its early effect was studied previously(1) which concluded that there was a slight reduction in RTA related femoral shaft fractures (a sensitive indicator of high energy trauma) and a dramatic reduction in RTA related discharges. We hypothesized that over the following 14 years, the penalty points system might lose its effectiveness...
May 23, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540848/myoclonic-jerks-are-commonly-associated-with-absence-seizures-in-early-onset-absence-epilepsy
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Hala Nasser, Elisa Lopez-Hernandez, Adina Ilea, Neli Le Morvan, Vanina Bellavoine, Catherine Delanoë, Stéphane Auvin
Typical absence seizures are observed in various epilepsy syndromes, however, few series have focused on early-onset absence epilepsy (EOAE). We aimed to evaluate the occurrence of this seizure type in children under 4 years of age in order to evaluate their electroclinical characteristics and outcome. We retrospectively studied (2006-2014) the electroclinical features of children with normal development and typical absence seizures starting before the age of 4 (with available pre-treatment video-EEG). Nine patients were included...
May 24, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538964/effect-of-a-modified-hospital-elder-life-program-on-delirium-and-length-of-hospital-stay-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-surgery-a-cluster-randomized-clinical-trial
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Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen, Hsiu-Ching Li, Jin-Tung Liang, I-Rue Lai, Jerry Dwi Trijoyo Purnomo, Yi-Ting Yang, Been-Ren Lin, John Huang, Ching-Yao Yang, Yu-Wen Tien, Chiung-Nien Chen, Ming-Tsan Lin, Guan-Hua Huang, Sharon K Inouye
Importance: Older patients undergoing abdominal surgery commonly experience preventable delirium, which extends their hospital length of stay (LOS). Objective: To examine whether a modified Hospital Elder Life Program (mHELP) reduces incident delirium and LOS in older patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cluster randomized clinical trial of 577 eligible patients enrolled 377 older patients (≥65 years of age) undergoing gastrectomy, pancreaticoduodenectomy, and colectomy at a 2000-bed urban medical center in Taipei, Taiwan, from August 1, 2009, through October 31, 2012...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538641/prehospital-plasma-resuscitation-associated-with-improved-neurologic-outcomes-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Matthew C Hernandez, Cornelius A Thiels, Johnathon M Aho, Elizabeth B Habermann, Martin D Zielinski, James A Stubbs, Donald H Jenkins, Scott P Zietlow
INTRODUCTION: Trauma related hypotension and coagulopathy worsen secondary brain injury in patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Early damage control resuscitation with blood products may mitigate hypotension and coagulopathy. Preliminary data suggest resuscitation with plasma in large animals improve neurologic function after TBI; however, data in humans are lacking. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all poly-trauma patients age >15 years with head injuries undergoing prehospital resuscitation with blood products at a single level I trauma center from 01/2002 to 12/2013...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506775/supervised-or-unsupervised-rehabilitation-after-total-hip-replacement-provides-similar-improvements-for-patients-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Corinne Coulter, Diana M Perriman, Teresa M Neeman, Paul N Smith, Jennifer M Scarvell
OBJECTIVE: To determine do patients do better with unsupervised home PT or in an outpatient setting Are the outcomes after a supervised (centre-based) and an independent (home-based) physical rehabilitation program delivered in the early post-discharge phase (<8weeks) equivalent in an adult THR population. SETTING: Acute care public hospital in the region, supporting a population of almost 540,000. DESIGN: Single blinded randomised controlled trial...
May 12, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506243/cost-analysis-of-the-very-elderly-admitted-to-intensive-care-units
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Nicolas Chin-Yee, Gianni D'Egidio, Kednapa Thavorn, Daren Heyland, Kwadwo Kyeremanteng
BACKGROUND: Very elderly patients are often admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) despite poor outcomes and frequent preference to avoid unnecessary prolongation of life. We sought to determine the cost of ICU admission for the very elderly and the factors influencing this cost. METHODS: This prospective, observational cohort study included patients ≥80 years old admitted to 22 Canadian ICUs from 2009 to 2013. A subset of consenting individuals comprised a longitudinal cohort followed over 12 months...
May 16, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501815/can-the-prehospital-national-early-warning-score-identify-patients-most-at-risk-from-subsequent-deterioration
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Joanna Shaw, Rachael T Fothergill, Sophie Clark, Fionna Moore
INTRODUCTION: The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) aids the early recognition of those at risk of becoming critically ill. NEWS has been recommended for use by ambulance services, but very little work has been undertaken to date to determine its suitability. This paper examines whether a prehospital NEWS derived from ambulance service clinical observations is associated with the hospital ED disposition. METHODS: Prehospital NEWS was retrospectively calculated from the ambulance service clinical records of 287 patients who were treated by the ambulance service and transported to hospital...
May 13, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501127/c-c-motif-chemokine-22-ligand-ccl22-concentrations-in-sera-of-gastric-cancer-patients-are-related-to-peritoneal-metastasis-and-predict-recurrence-within-one-year-after-radical-gastrectomy
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Yuzhe Wei, Tie Wang, Hongjiang Song, Lining Tian, Gongwei Lyu, Lei Zhao, Yingwei Xue
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is a common cancer with a poor prognosis. Chemokines play important roles in the tumor microenvironments to support tumor growth and metastasis. The effects of C-C motif chemokine ligand 22 (CCL22) in gastric cancer remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 1, 2014 and April 31, 2014, a total of 298 gastric cancer patients were recruited to this study. Circulating concentrations of CCL22 were measured in gastric cancer patients before surgery, at discharged and during follow-up visits...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499318/-psychiatric-inpatient-treatment-and-return-to-work
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Lena Mernyi, Patricia Hölzle, Johannes Hamann
Objective People with mental diseases have a high risk of unemployment and they have only limited access to the labor market. The return to work is often associated with fears.The present study aims to provide an overview of the number of hospitalized psychiatric patients with permanent employment. Moreover it should give an insight into the process of return to work, the experiences patients gain and the support they receive. Methods In the participating clinics we measured the number of patients with permanent employment...
May 12, 2017: Psychiatrische Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486696/coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-within-48%C3%A2-hours-after-cardiac-arrest-due-to-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Christina Grothusen, Christine Friedrich, Tim Attmann, Jette Meinert, Eva Ohnewald, Ulysses Ulbricht, Katharina Huenges, Assad Haneya, Derk Frank, Jan-Thorsten Graesner, Jan Schoettler, Jochen Cremer
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac arrest (CA) in patients with acute myocardial infarction is associated with a poor prognosis. Due to the additional trauma, risk of stroke and lack of data, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a controversial revascularization strategy for patients who cannot be treated percutaneously. Against this background, we investigated the outcome of patients from our department with acute myocardial infarction undergoing CABG after CA. METHODS: Between January 2001 and January 2015, 129 patients with preoperative CA due to acute myocardial infarction underwent CABG at our institution within 48 h after the CA had occurred...
May 8, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486624/ventricular-assist-device-support-in-patients-with-single-ventricles-the-melbourne-experience%C3%A2
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Chin L Poh, Roberto Chiletti, Diana Zannino, Christian Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov, Stephen Horton, Johnny Millar, Yves d'Udekem
OBJECTIVES: The capacity and limitations of ventricular assist device (VAD) support in single-ventricle physiology remains poorly understood. We aimed to review our experience in the use of VAD support in the single-ventricle circulation to determine its feasibility in this population. METHODS: We reviewed our experience with VAD support in patients with single ventricles over the past 25 years. Fifty-seven patients received 64 runs of VAD support between 1990 and 2015 at a median age of 13 days [interquartile range (IQR) 4...
May 8, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484349/one-year-follow-up-of-patients-with-a-diagnosis-of-first-episode-psychosis
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Atena Enderami, Fatemeh Sheikh Monesi, Mehran Zarghami
INTRODUCTION: Early diagnosis of symptoms related to psychotic disorders causes hyper responsiveness, recurrence reduction and quality of life improvement. The aim of this study was one-year follow-up of the clinical course and outcomes of hospitalized patients with first episode psychotic disorders and detection of factors affecting consequences. METHODS: This longitudinal descriptive study was conducted during 2012 to 2013 on hospitalized patients at Zare Hospital in Sari, Iran, with any psychotic symptoms and with diagnosis of first episode psychosis...
March 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483166/risk-factors-for-nonelective-30-day-readmission-in-pediatric-assault-victims
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Jessica L Buicko, Joshua Parreco, Brent A Willobee, Amy E Wagenaar, Juan E Sola
PURPOSE: Hospital readmission in trauma patients is associated with significant morbidity and increased healthcare costs. There is limited published data on early hospital readmission in pediatric trauma patients. As presently in healthcare outcomes and readmissions rates are increasingly used as hospital quality indicators, it is paramount to recognize risk factors for readmission. We sought to identify national readmission rates in pediatric assault victims and identify the most common readmission diagnoses among these patients...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452893/early-unplanned-trauma-readmissions-in-a-safety-net-hospital-are-resource-intensive-but-not-due-to-resource-limitations
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Martin G Rosenthal, Marie Crandall, Joseph Tepas, Andrew Kerwin
INTRODUCTION: In an era of decreasing reimbursements the incentive to decrease readmissions has never been greater. It has been suggested that trauma readmission is an indicator of poor hospital care or fragmented discharge. Even though trauma readmissions are relatively low, readmissions add significant cost, tie up already limited resources and lead to worse outcomes, including mortality. The literature on trauma readmissions is sparse and the reasons and risk factors for readmission are inconsistent across studies...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449770/early-mortality-after-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-structural-heart-disease
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Pasquale Santangeli, David S Frankel, Roderick Tung, Marmar Vaseghi, William H Sauer, Wendy S Tzou, Nilesh Mathuria, Shiro Nakahara, Timm M Dickfeldt, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, T Jared Bunch, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale, Venkat Tholakanahalli, Usha B Tedrow, Saurabh Kumar, William G Stevenson, Paolo Della Bella, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Francis E Marchlinski, David J Callans
BACKGROUND: In patients referred for radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in the setting of structural heart disease, early post-procedural mortality (EM) has not been previously investigated. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate EM after catheter ablation of scar-related VT. METHODS: Associations between clinical and procedural variables and EM (within 31 days of the procedure) were tested in patients with structural heart disease undergoing RFCA of VT at 12 international centers...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444124/predicting-discharge-to-institutional-long-term-care-following-acute-hospitalisation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jennifer Kirsty Harrison, Katherine E Walesby, Lorna Hamilton, Carolyn Armstrong, John M Starr, Emma L Reynish, Alasdair M J MacLullich, Terry J Quinn, Susan D Shenkin
Background: moving into long-term institutional care is a significant life event for any individual. Predictors of institutional care admission from community-dwellers and people with dementia have been described, but those from the acute hospital setting have not been systematically reviewed. Our aim was to establish predictive factors for discharge to institutional care following acute hospitalisation. Methods: we registered and conducted a systematic review (PROSPERO: CRD42015023497)...
April 21, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438738/short-length-of-stay-after-elective-transfemoral-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-is-not-associated-with-increased-early-or-late-readmission-risk
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Maneesh Sud, Feng Qui, Peter C Austin, Dennis T Ko, David Wood, Andrew Czarnecki, Vaidehi Patel, Douglas S Lee, Harindra C Wijeysundera
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are at risk of hospital readmission postprocedure. It is not known whether the index hospital length of stay and, specifically, early discharge post-TAVR is associated with an increased risk of readmission. We hypothesized a nonlinear relationship whereby both short and long lengths of stay were associated with increased readmission risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a retrospective multicenter cohort analysis of patients undergoing elective transfemoral TAVR and surviving to discharge between January 2007 and March 2014...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424063/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-early-detection-of-patients-at-nutrition-risk-during-their-hospital-stay-through-the-new-screening-method-cipa-a-study-protocol
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José Pablo Suárez-Llanos, Néstor Benítez-Brito, Laura Vallejo-Torres, Irina Delgado-Brito, Adriá Rosat-Rodrigo, Carolina Hernández-Carballo, Yolanda Ramallo-Fariña, Francisca Pereyra-García-Castro, Juan Carlos-Romero, Nieves Felipe-Pérez, Jennifer García-Niebla, Eduardo Mauricio Calderón-Ledezma, Teresa de Jesús González-Melián, Ignacio Llorente-Gómez de Segura, Manuel Ángel Barrera-Gómez
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is highly prevalent in hospitalized patients and results in a worsened clinical course as well as an increased length of stay, mortality, and costs. Therefore, simple nutrition screening systems, such as CIPA (control of food intake, protein, anthropometry), may be implemented to facilitate the patient's recovery process. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of implementing such screening tool in a tertiary hospital, consistent with the lack of similar, published studies on any hospital nutrition screening system...
April 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419948/genetic-generalized-epilepsy-in-three-siblings-with-8q21-13-q22-2-duplication
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Arezoo Rezazadeh, Felippe Borlot, Hanna Faghfoury, Danielle M Andrade
PURPOSE: Duplication of chromosome region 8q21-q22 is a rare copy number variant that has been previously reported in a limited number of patients. Although some of these patients had seizures, their electroclinical syndrome has not been described in detail. The aim of this study was to provide further insight into the specific epilepsy syndrome associated with 8q21.13-q22.2 duplication. METHOD: We describe 3 siblings with trisomy of 8q21.13-q22.2 who exhibited intellectual disability, facial dysmorphism and seizures...
April 11, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
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