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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789798/the-relation-between-sarcopenia-and-mortality-in-patients-at-intensive-care-unit
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Mehmet Toptas, Mazhar Yalcin, İbrahim Akkoc, Eren Demir, Cagatay Metin, Yildiray Savas, Muhsin Kalyoncuoglu, Mehmet Mustafa Can
Background and Aim: Psoas muscle area (PMA) can reflect the status of skeletal muscle in the whole body. It has been also reported that decreased PMA was associated with postoperative mortality or morbidity after several surgical procedures. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relation between PMA and mortality in all age groups in intensive care unit (UNIT). Materials and Method: The study consists of 362 consecutive patients. The demographic characteristics of patients, indications for ICU hospitalization, laboratory parameters, and clinical parameters consist of mortality and length of stay, and surgery history was obtained from intensive care archive records...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784219/an-attempt-to-stem-the-tide-exploring-the-effect-of-a-90-day-transitional-care-intervention-on-readmissions-to-an-acute-male-psychiatric-unit-in-south-africa
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Ulla A Botha, Marise Coetzee, Liezl Koen, Dana J H Niehaus
INTRODUCTION: Pressure on inpatient beds often results in premature discharges, which may precipitate early readmission. This has prompted an increased interest in transitional care interventions to bridge the gap between in- and outpatient care to reduce such readmissions. Our study aimed to assess the effect of a Transitional Care Service (TCS) on readmission rates in a high pressure inpatient service which utilizes a premature discharge policy to address bed pressures. METHODS: Sixty male patients identified for crisis discharge were offered a TCS for the first ninety days after discharge...
June 2018: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782961/baclofen-induced-encephalopathy-in-overdose-modeling-of-the-electroencephalographic-effect-concentration-relationships-and-contribution-of-tolerance-in-the-rat
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Magali Chartier, Isabelle Malissin, Salma Tannous, Laurence Labat, Patricia Risède, Bruno Mégarbane, Lucie Chevillard
Baclofen, a γ-amino-butyric acid type-B receptor agonist with exponentially increased use at high-dose to facilitate abstinence in chronic alcoholics, is responsible for increasing poisonings. Baclofen overdose may induce severe encephalopathy and electroencephalographic (EEG) abnormalities. Whether prior prolonged baclofen treatment may influence the severity of baclofen-induced encephalopathy in overdose has not been established. We designed a rat study to characterize baclofen-induced encephalopathy, correlate its severity with plasma concentrations and investigate the contribution of tolerance...
May 18, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782384/breastfeeding-uncovering-barriers-and-offering-solutions
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Stephanie Sayres, Lisa Visentin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months after an infant is born. Although the recommendations are well known, mothers face barriers that make breastfeeding difficult. This article reviews the recent literature on barriers to breastfeeding as well as strategies for pediatricians to use to help women overcome them. RECENT FINDINGS: The mode of delivery, mother's socioeconomic status, return to work, and prenatal breastfeeding education have been reported as factors that influence breastfeeding...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781289/a-randomised-trial-comparing-spatio-temporal-gait-parameters-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-between-the-direct-anterior-and-direct-lateral-surgical-approaches
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Bryn O Zomar, Dianne Bryant, Susan Hunter, James L Howard, Edward M Vasarhelyi, Brent A Lanting
INTRODUCTION: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a successful procedure for relieving symptoms of severe osteoarthritis. Surgical approach is a key factor in early recovery and although controversial, little has been written about the direct anterior (DA) approach using objective early measures. METHODS: 78 participants were prospectively enrolled to undergo a THA through either a DA or direct lateral (DL) surgical approach. Outcome measures were collected preoperatively and at discharge from the hospital, and 2-, 6- and 12-weeks...
May 1, 2018: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776940/successful-treatment-of-fulminant-neonatal-enteroviral-myocarditis-in-monochorionic-diamniotic-twins-with-cardiopulmonary-support-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-pocapavir
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Shahnawaz M Amdani, Hannah S Kim, Anthony Orvedahl, Audrey Odom John, Ahmed Said, Kathleen Simpson
Neonatal cardiogenic shock most commonly occurs due to critical congenital heart disease, sepsis, metabolic disorder or arrhythmias. In particular, enterovirus infections are common in the neonatal period, and patients can present with fulminant myocarditis. Early recognition is imperative due to its high morbidity and mortality without prompt and aggressive treatment. We present the successful treatment of fulminant neonatal enteroviral myocarditis in a pair of monochorionic diamniotic twins with cardiopulmonary support, intravenous immunoglobulin and pocapavir, an enteroviral capsid inhibitor...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771804/preemptive-analgesia-decreases-pain-following-anorectal-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Justin T Van Backer, Matthew R Jordan, Danielle T Leahy, Jesse S Moore, Peter Callas, Timothy Dominick, Peter A Cataldo
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain is a frequent cause for delayed discharge following outpatient procedures, including anorectal surgery. Both central and peripheral pain receptor sensitization are thought to contribute to postoperative pain. Blocking these receptors and preempting sensitization prevents hyperalgesia leading to lower pain medication requirements. Studies in the orthopedic, urologic, and gynecologic literature support this practice, but the use of preemptive analgesia in anorectal surgery is understudied...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757360/decision-analysis-supports-the-use-of-drain-amylase-based-enhanced-recovery-method-after-esophagectomy
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B Jiang, V P Ho, J Ginsberg, S J Fu, Y Perry, L Argote-Greene, P A Linden, C W Towe
Postesophagectomy anastomotic leak is a common postsurgical complication. The current standard method of detecting leak is esophagram usually late in the postoperative period. Perianastomotic drain amylase level had shown promising results in early detection anastomosis leak. Previous studies have shown that postoperative day 4 amylase level is more specific and sensitive than esophagram. The purpose of this study is to determine if implementing a drain amylase-based screening method for anastomotic leak can reduce length of stay and hospital cost relative to a traditional esophagram-based pathway...
May 10, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754670/knowledge-to-action-rationale-and-design-of-the-patient-centered-care-transitions-in-heart-failure-pact-hf-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial
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Harriette G C Van Spall, Shun Fu Lee, Feng Xie, Dennis T Ko, Lehana Thabane, Quazi Ibrahim, Peter R Mitoff, Michael Heffernan, Manish Maingi, Michael C Tjandrawidjaja, Mohammad I Zia, Mohamed Panju, Richard Perez, Kim D Simek, Liane Porepa, Ian D Graham, R Brian Haynes, Dilys Haughton, Stuart J Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Heart Failure (HF) is a common cause of hospitalization in older adults. The transition from hospital to home is high-risk, and gaps in transitional care can increase the risk of re-hospitalization and death. Combining health care services supported by meta-analyses, we designed the PACT-HF transitional care model. METHODS: Adopting an integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) approach in which decision-makers and clinicians are partners in research, we implement and test the effectiveness of PACT-HF among patients hospitalized for HF...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741125/association-between-parental-hospital-treated-somatic-illnesses-in-childhood-and-later-mental-disorders-among-offspring-up-to-early-adulthood-an-explorative-study-in-the-1987-finnish-birth-cohort
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Marko Merikukka, Sami Räsänen, Helinä Hakko, Tiina Ristikari, Mika Gissler, Mika Niemelä
AIMS: Earlier studies on the associations between parental somatic illnesses and children's psychological wellbeing have focused on the most common somatic illnesses or on specific groups of illnesses. In this study, we aimed to systematically examine whether parental somatic illnesses, diagnosed during an offspring's childhood, are associated with later mental disorders of the offspring and, if so, identify which parental somatic illnesses in particular increase the likelihood for later mental disorders among the offspring...
May 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736359/clinical-significance-of-candida-in-an-intraoperative-peritoneal-specimen-with-perforation-peritonitis-an-institutional-perspective
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Jagannath Pramod, Chellappa Vijayakumar, Krishnamachari Srinivasan, Nanda Kishore Maroju, Nagarajan Raj Kumar, Gopal Balasubramaniyan
Introduction Fungal infection of the peritoneum has become more common in recent years, the most common cause of which is Candida. Candida peritonitis is considered as a severe disease and is regarded as an independent risk factor for mortality in postoperative peritonitis. This study was planned to find out the clinical significance of Candida isolation on the outcome of the patients with peritonitis in terms of morbidity and mortality. Methods This prospective study included consecutive patients admitted and operated for secondary peritonitis over a two-year period in a tertiary care hospital in South India...
March 5, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731411/early-supported-discharge-getting-adolescents-back-on-track
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George C Patton
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May 3, 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728866/pregnancy-in-women-with-psychotic-disorders-risk-factors-associated-with-mother-baby-separation
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Agathe Cès, Bruno Falissard, Nine M C Glangeaud-Freudenthal, Anne-Laure Sutter-Dallay, Florence Gressier
Pregnancy in women suffering from psychotic disorders is becoming more common. However, this psychiatric disorder is linked to the highest risk of early mother and child separation. The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors associated with these separations. In an observational, naturalist, and multicentric study, 320 women suffering from a psychotic disorder and jointly hospitalized with their child in one of the sixteen mother-baby units (MBUs) in France and Belgium between 2001 and 2010 were assessed for risk factors associated with mother-child separation...
May 4, 2018: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723609/advanced-vs-basic-life-support-in-the-treatment-of-out-of-hospital-cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-the-resuscitation-outcomes-consortium
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Michael Christopher Kurz, Robert H Schmicker, Brian Leroux, Graham Nichol, Tom P Aufderheide, Sheldon Cheskes, Brian Grunau, Jamie Jasti, Peter Kudenchuk, Gary M Vilke, Jason Buick, Lynn Wittwer, Ritu Sahni, Ronald Straight, Henry E Wang
BACKGROUND: Prior observational studies suggest no additional benefit from advanced life support (ALS) when compared with providing basic life support (BLS) for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We compared the association of ALS care with OHCA outcomes using prospective clinical data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC). METHODS: Included were consecutive adults OHCA treated by participating emergency medical services (EMS) agencies between June 1, 2011, and June 30, 2015...
April 30, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715223/quality-of-care-in-hip-fracture-patients-the-relationship-between-adherence-to-national-standards-and-improved-outcomes
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Luke Farrow, Andrew Hall, Adrian D Wood, Rik Smith, Kate James, Graeme Holt, James Hutchison, Phyo K Myint
BACKGROUND: Optimizing the perioperative care of patients with a hip fracture is a key health-care priority. We aimed to determine whether adherence to the Scottish Standards of Care for Hip Fracture Patients (SSCHFP) was associated with improved patient outcomes. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of prospectively collected data from the Scottish National Hip Fracture Audit, we assessed adherence to the SSCHFP in 21 Scottish hospitals over a 9-month period in 2014 and examined the effect of the guidelines on 30 and 120-day mortality, length of hospital stay, and discharge destination...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714432/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-in-neonates-a-single-center-experience-in-turkey
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Emel Okulu, F. Begüm Atasay, Gaffari Tunç, Hasan Akduman, Ömer Erdeve, Saadet Arsan, Zeynep Eyileten, Tayfun Uçar, H. Ercan Tutar
Background/aim: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of life support for patients with respiratory failure, cardiac failure, or both. The aim of this study was to evaluate neonates supported with ECMO and report our experience as a Turkish neonatal intensive care unit. Materials and methods: We retrospectively reviewed 11 newborn infants treated with ECMO at Ankara University for respiratory and cardiac failure. We reported the demographic, diagnostic, laboratory, and clinical data of the patients...
April 30, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694490/bundle-of-measures-to-support-intrahospital-exclusive-breastfeeding-evidence-of-systematic-reviews
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Kelly Pereira Coca, Vânia Lopes Pinto, Flavia Westphal, Pâmilla Nayara Alves Mania, Ana Cristina Freitas de Vilhena Abrão
OBJECTIVE: To identify the main recommendations found in systematic reviews regarding exclusive breastfeeding protective factors. DATA SOURCE: Integrative review based on the guiding question: What evidence is found in literature regarding the protective factors of exclusive breastfeeding during the intrahospital period? A search was conducted in the Cochrane Library, PubMed/MEDLINE and LILACS database using the keyword "Breast Feeding" and the word "Breastfeeding"...
April 23, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691963/length-of-stay-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-an-expert-consensus-document-update-from-the-society-for-cardiovascular-angiography-and-interventions
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Arnold H Seto, Adhir Shroff, Mazen Abu-Fadel, James C Blankenship, Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Joaquin E Cigarroa, Gregory J Dehmer, Dmitriy N Feldman, Daniel M Kolansky, Kusum Lata, Rajesh V Swaminathan, Sunil V Rao
Since the publication of the 2009 SCAI Expert Consensus Document on Length of Stay Following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), advances in vascular access techniques, stent technology, and antiplatelet pharmacology have facilitated changes in discharge patterns following PCI. Additional clinical studies have demonstrated the safety of early and same day discharge in selected patients with uncomplicated PCI, while reimbursement policies have discouraged unnecessary hospitalization. This consensus update: (1) clarifies clinical and reimbursement definitions of discharge strategies, (2) reviews the technological advances and literature supporting reduced hospitalization duration and risk assessment, and (3) describes changes to the consensus recommendations on length of stay following PCI (Supporting Information Table S1)...
April 24, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689019/sustained-breastfeeding-and-related-factors-for-late-preterm-and-early-term-infants
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Joan Esper Kuhnly
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the prevalence of sustained breastfeeding in late preterm and early term breastfeeding infants at 1 and 2 months of age and to identify the factors that were related to sustained breastfeeding. Subjects were identified through purposive sampling and completed the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale and data were collected on lactation support, hospital course details, and demographic factors. At 1 and 2 months of age, structured telephone interviews determined the current feeding status and postdischarge lactation support...
April 2018: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680821/home-treatment-of-copd-exacerbation-selected-by-decaf-score-a-non-inferiority-randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-evaluation
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Carlos Echevarria, Joanne Gray, Tom Hartley, John Steer, Jonathan Miller, A John Simpson, G John Gibson, Stephen C Bourke
BACKGROUND: Previous models of Hospital at Home (HAH) for COPD exacerbation (ECOPD) were limited by the lack of a reliable prognostic score to guide patient selection. Approximately 50% of hospitalised patients have a low mortality risk by DECAF, thus are potentially suitable. METHODS: In a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial, 118 patients admitted with a low-risk ECOPD (DECAF 0 or 1) were recruited to HAH or usual care (UC). The primary outcome was health and social costs at 90 days...
April 21, 2018: Thorax
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