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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099689/effectiveness-and-safety-of-procalcitonin-evaluation-for-reducing-mortality-in-adults-with-sepsis-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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Brenda Ng Andriolo, Regis B Andriolo, Reinaldo Salomão, Álvaro N Atallah
BACKGROUND: Serum procalcitonin (PCT) evaluation has been proposed for early diagnosis and accurate staging and to guide decisions regarding patients with sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock, with possible reduction in mortality. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of serum PCT evaluation for reducing mortality and duration of antimicrobial therapy in adults with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2015, Issue 7); MEDLINE (1950 to July 2015); Embase (Ovid SP, 1980 to July 2015); Latin American Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS via BIREME, 1982 to July 2015); and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL; EBSCO host, 1982 to July 2015), and trial registers (ISRCTN registry, ClinicalTrials...
January 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099044/effect-of-early-skin-to-skin-mother-infant-contact-in-the-maintenance-of-exclusive-breastfeeding
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Rafael Vila-Candel, Kiri Duke, F Javier Soriano-Vidal, Enrique Castro-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding has been shown to result in extensive physical and psychological benefits for both the mother and the newborn. However, the rate and duration of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) remains low worldwide. Mother-infant skin-to-skin contact (SSC) immediately after birth has demonstrated results that support the argument for breastfeeding continuation. Research aim: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of EBF 3 months postpartum and the effect of early SSC in maintaining optimal EBF practices for mothers and their healthy newborns...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096834/does-the-apache-ii-score-predict-performance-of-activities-of-daily-living-in-patients-discharged-from-a-weaning-center
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Anna Rojek-Jarmuła, Rainer Hombach, Łukasz J Krzych
INTRODUCTION: Data regarding the functional status of patients after prolonged mechanical ventilation are scarce, and little is known about its clinical predictors. AIM: To investigate whether the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score on admission may predict performance in activities of daily living on discharge from a weaning center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All consecutive patients admitted between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013 were enrolled (n = 130)...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095901/risk-assessment-tools-to-predict-location-of-discharge-and-need-for-supportive-services-for-medical-patients-after-discharge-from-hospital-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Daniel M Kobewka, Daniel McIsaac, Michaël Chassé, Kednapa Thavorn, Sunita Mulpuru, Luke T Lavallée, Shane English, Justin Presseau, Alan J Forster
BACKGROUND: Patients who are discharged from hospital after an acute medical illness often have impaired function that prevents them from returning to their previous place of residence. Assessing each patient's post-discharge needs takes time and resources but is important in order to reduce unplanned readmissions and adverse events post-discharge. METHODS/DESIGN: We will conduct a systematic review to synthesize the evidence on prognostic models and their reported accuracy in predicting the location of discharge after a medical admission to an acute care hospital...
January 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069150/symptoms-and-self-care-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-perspectives-from-patients-and-healthcare-professionals-foundation-for-an-interactive-ict-application
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Tina Gustavell, Kay Sundberg, Catharina Frank, Yvonne Wengström, Maria Browall, Ralf Segersvärd, Ann Langius-Eklöf
PURPOSE: Poor prognosis and a problematic recovery period after pancreaticoduodenectomy means that patients may benefit from early detection of symptoms and support for self-management. Interactive Information and Communication Technology tools can be used for this purpose, but the content needs to be relevant to patients as well as healthcare professionals. To facilitate development of the content of an application for this purpose, the aim of this study was to explore common symptoms and self-care in the first six months after pancreaticoduodenectomy, as identified by patients and healthcare professionals...
February 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068906/cherish-collaboration-for-hospitalised-elders-reducing-the-impact-of-stays-in-hospital-protocol-for-a-multi-site-improvement-program-to-reduce-geriatric-syndromes-in-older-inpatients
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Alison M Mudge, Merrilyn D Banks, Adrian G Barnett, Irene Blackberry, Nicholas Graves, Theresa Green, Gillian Harvey, Ruth E Hubbard, Sharon K Inouye, Sue Kurrle, Kwang Lim, Prue McRae, Nancye M Peel, Jessica Suna, Adrienne M Young
BACKGROUND: Older inpatients are at risk of hospital-associated geriatric syndromes including delirium, functional decline, incontinence, falls and pressure injuries. These contribute to longer hospital stays, loss of independence, and death. Effective interventions to reduce geriatric syndromes remain poorly implemented due to their complexity, and require an organised approach to change care practices and systems. Eat Walk Engage is a complex multi-component intervention with structured implementation, which has shown reduced geriatric syndromes and length of stay in pilot studies at one hospital...
January 9, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063723/early-illness-experiences-related-to-unexpected-heart-surgery-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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Yu-Ling Chang, Yun-Fang Tsai
BACKGROUND: Most studies on patients' experiences following emergency cardiac surgery focus on evaluation of patients after their discharge. Few studies have evaluated patients' experiences after being transferred from intensive care and before being discharged. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe patients' experiences in the early stages of recovery following emergency heart surgery. METHODS: For this exploratory qualitative descriptive study, 13 patients were recruited from a medical centre in northern Taiwan...
January 4, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062019/care-delivery-patterns-processes-and-outcomes-for-primary-ovarian-cancer-surgery-a-population-based-review-using-a-national-administrative-database
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Saad Shakeel, Laurie Elit, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Laura Schneider, Christian Finley
OBJECTIVES: In this pan-Canadian study, we sought to elucidate the current state of surgical care for primary ovarian cancers and factors influencing selected short-term outcomes; these were in-hospital mortality (IHM), major complications (MCs), failure-to-rescue (FTR), and hospital length of stay (LOS). METHODS: We created a population cohort using inpatient admission records from the Canadian Institute of Health Information data set (2004-2012). Multilevel logistic regression and flexible parametric survival analyses, adjusted for hospital clustering effect, were conducted to determine the effect of patient-specific factors (i...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061799/ralstonia-picketti-neonatal-sepsis-a-case-report
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Deepak Sharma, Pradeep Sharma, Priyanka Soni, Basudev Gupta
BACKGROUND: Ralstonia genus are gram negative bacillus and includes four bacteria namely Ralstonia picketti, Ralstonia Solanacearum, Ralstonia insidiosa and Ralstonia mannitolilytica. These are opportunistic pathogens and cause infections in immunocompromised host. The sources of infection are usually contaminated solutions and water. The majority of the reported cases are caused by R. picketti. It is very rare cause of neonatal sepsis with less than twenty cases reported in literature till date...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045013/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-refractory-cardiac-arrest-in-children-after-cardiac-surgery
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Ersin Erek, Selim Aydın, Dilek Suzan, Okan Yıldız, Fırat Altın, Barış Kırat, Ibrahim Halil Demir, Ender Ödemiş
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used to provide cardiorespiratory support during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation; ECPR) unresponsive to conventional methods. In this study, the results of ECPR in a cardiac arrest setting after cardiac surgery in children were analyzed. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, between November 2010 and June 2014, 613 congenital heart operations were performed by the same surgical team...
March 3, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042020/strength-training-to-enhance-early-recovery-steer-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Eileen Danaher Hacker, Eileen Collins, Chang Park, Tara Peters, Pritesh Patel, Damiano Rondelli
Intensive cancer treatment followed by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) results in moderate to severe fatigue and physical inactivity leading to diminished functional ability. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of an exercise intervention, Strength Training to Enhance Early Recovery (STEER), on physical activity, fatigue, muscle strength, functional ability, and quality of life following HCT. This single-blind, randomized clinical trial compared strength training (n = 33) to usual care plus attention-control with health-education (n = 34)...
December 29, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040188/effect-of-early-initiation-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-on-survival-in-cardiogenic-shock
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Mir B Basir, Theodore L Schreiber, Cindy L Grines, Simon F Dixon, Jeffrey W Moses, Brijeshwar S Maini, Akshay K Khandelwal, E Magnus Ohman, William W O'Neill
The role and timing of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock (AMICS) are not well understood. We sought to evaluate patient characteristics and predictors of outcomes in patients presenting with AMICS supported with an axial flow percutaneous MCS device; 287 consecutive unselected patients enrolled in the catheter-based ventricular assist device registry presenting with AMICS who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were included in this analysis...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031324/overweight-and-obese-but-not-normal-weight-women-with-pcos-are-at-increased-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
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M-M E Ollila, S West, S Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, J Jokelainen, J Auvinen, K Puukka, A Ruokonen, M-R Järvelin, J S Tapanainen, S Franks, T T Piltonen, L C Morin-Papunen
STUDY QUESTION: What are the respective roles of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), long-term weight gain and obesity for the development of prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by age 46 years? SUMMARY ANSWER: The risk of T2DM in women with PCOS is mainly due to overweight and obesity, although these two factors have a synergistic effect on the development of T2DM. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PCOS is associated with an increased risk of prediabetes and T2DM...
December 28, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030471/stress-related-psychological-symptoms-contribute-to-axial-pain-persistence-after-motor-vehicle-collision-path-analysis-results-from-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Rose K Feinberg, June Hu, Mark A Weaver, Roger B Fillingim, Robert A Swor, David A Peak, Jeffrey S Jones, Niels K Rathlev, David C Lee, Robert M Domeier, Phyllis L Hendry, Israel Liberzon, Samuel A McLean
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision (MVC) have been proposed to be mutually promoting. We performed a prospective multicenter study that enrolled 948 individuals who presented to the emergency department (ED) within 24 hours of MVC and were discharged home after evaluation. Follow-up evaluations were completed 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year after MVC. Path analysis results supported the hypothesis that axial pain after MVC consistently promotes the maintenance of hyperarousal and intrusive symptoms, from the early weeks post-injury through 1 year...
December 22, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027074/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-patient-centred-intervention-in-high-risk-discharged-older-patients
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Glenn Arendts, Kate Bullow, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Ellen MacDonald, Sandra Dumas, Yusuf Nagree, Simon G A Brown, Osvaldo P Almeida
BACKGROUND: The risk of early reattendance after discharge has been proposed as a performance indicator for emergency departments (EDs), but is not uniform in all patients. Those individuals at the highest risk of reattendance may benefit from an intense intervention to reduce this risk, and our objective was to test this hypothesis in a clinical trial. METHODS: A randomized-controlled trial was conducted in the EDs of two hospitals. Very high-risk adults aged 65 years and older, identified using a validated risk-prediction nomogram and being discharged from ED, were randomized to receive a postdischarge patient-centred intervention or standard care...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013038/potential-implications-of-shortening-length-of-stay-following-radical-cystectomy-in-a-pre-eras-population
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Takahiro Osawa, Sapan N Ambani, Kola Olugbade, Ted A Skolarus, Alon Z Weizer, Jeffrey S Montgomery, Chang He, Khaled S Hafez, Brent K Hollenbeck, Cheryl T Lee, James E Montie, Ganesh S Palapattu, Todd M Morgan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether shortened inpatient length of stay (LOS) after radical cystectomy (RC) is associated with increased complication rates after hospital discharge. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analytic cohort comprised 484 consecutive patients with 90-day follow-up who underwent RC at our institution from 2005 to 2012 and with LOS ≤9 days. Patients were categorized according to LOS as short (s-LOS; ≤5 days) or routine (r-LOS; 6-9 days). The primary outcome was major complications (Clavien-Dindo grades 3-5) occurring within 90 days after discharge...
December 21, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009740/surgeon-annual-and-cumulative-volumes-predict-early-postoperative-outcomes-after-rectal-cancer-resection
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Heather L Yeo, Jonathan S Abelson, Jialin Mao, Paul R A O'Mahoney, Jeffrey W Milsom, Art Sedrakyan
OBJECTIVE: To determine if 5-year surgeon cumulative and annual volumes predict improved early postoperative outcomes in patients with rectal cancer. BACKGROUND: Operative experience has been shown to effect surgical outcomes. The differential role of cumulative versus annual volume has not yet been explored for rectal surgery. METHODS: The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database was used to capture patients undergoing surgery in New York State from 2000 to 2013...
January 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009614/factors-associated-with-patient-initiated-telephone-calls-after-orthopaedic-trauma-surgery
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Michael M Hadeed, Abdurrahman Kandil, Vandan Patel, Avery Morrison, Wendy M Novicoff, Seth Yarboro
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study is to investigate the incidence of early patient-initiated postoperative telephone calls and reasons for those calls. Secondary goals are to determine perioperative predictive factors for calls including the procedures most frequently associated with them. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review SETTING:: Academic Level 1 Trauma Center PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: 684 patients who underwent surgical treatment by our orthopaedic trauma division between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002636/caregiver-mediated-exercises-for-improving-outcomes-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Judith Dm Vloothuis, Marijn Mulder, Janne M Veerbeek, Manin Konijnenbelt, Johanna Ma Visser-Meily, Johannes Cf Ket, Gert Kwakkel, Erwin Eh van Wegen
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in adults. Several systematic reviews have shown that a higher intensity of training can lead to better functional outcomes after stroke. Currently, the resources in inpatient settings are not always sufficient and innovative methods are necessary to meet these recommendations without increasing healthcare costs. A resource efficient method to augment intensity of training could be to involve caregivers in exercise training. A caregiver-mediated exercise programme has the potential to improve outcomes in terms of body function, activities, and participation in people with stroke...
December 21, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997472/ensuring-early-mobilization-within-an-enhanced-recovery-program-for-colorectal-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Julio Flavio Fiore, Tanya Castelino, Nicolò Pecorelli, Petru Niculiseanu, Saba Balvardi, Olivia Hershorn, Sender Liberman, Patrick Charlebois, Barry Stein, Franco Carli, Nancy Mayo, Liane S Feldman
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the extent to which the addition of staff-directed facilitation of early mobilization to an Enhanced Recovery Program (ERP) impacts recovery after colorectal surgery, compared with usual care. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Early mobilization is considered an important component of ERPs but, despite guidelines recommendations, adherence remains quite low. The value of dedicating specific resources (eg, staff time) to increase early mobilization is unknown...
December 16, 2016: Annals of Surgery
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