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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239867/inpatient-cost-analysis-for-treatment-of-myasthenia-gravis
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Jacklyn O Omorodion, Jesse M Pines, Henry J Kaminski
INTRODUCTION: We explored trends in U.S. inpatient costs of care over a 10-year period. METHODS: We compared myasthenia gravis (MG) to multiple sclerosis (MS) and overall U.S. hospital admissions using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Nationwide Inpatient Sample database for 2003-2013. RESULTS: Total costs of MG inpatient care rose 13-fold from 2003-2013. This was accounted for by a >6-fold increase in discharges and a >2-fold increase in cost per discharge...
February 27, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238273/a-novel-approach-to-identifying-a-neuroimaging-biomarker-for-patients-with-serious-mental-illness
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Alok Madan, J Christopher Fowler, Michelle A Patriquin, Ramiro Salas, Philip R Baldwin, Kenia M Velasquez, Humsini Viswanath, David L Molfese, Carla Sharp, Jon G Allen, Susan Hardesty, John M Oldham, B Christopher Frueh
Serious mental illness (SMI) is disabling, and current interventions are ineffective for many. This exploratory study sought to demonstrate the feasibility of applying topological data analysis (TDA) to resting-state functional connectivity data obtained from a heterogeneous sample of 235 adult inpatients to identify a biomarker of treatment response. TDA identified two groups based on connectivity between the prefrontal cortex and striatal regions: patients admitted with greater functional connectivity between these regions evidenced less improvement from admission to discharge than patients with lesser connectivity between them...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238200/left-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-case-series-and-technical-report
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C McNamara, P Cullen, M Rackauskas, R Kelly, K E O'Sullivan, J Galvin, D Eaton
BACKGROUND: Left cardiac sympathetic denervation (LCSD) is a surgical procedure that has been shown to have an antiarrhythmic and antifibrillatory effect. Evidence indicating its antiarrhythmic effect has been available for over 100 years. It involves the removal of the lower half of the stellate ganglion and T2-T4 of the sympathetic ganglia and is carried out as either a unilateral or bilateral procedure. With advancements in thoracic surgery, it can be safely performed via a minimally invasive Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) approach resulting in significantly less morbidity and a shortened inpatient stay...
February 25, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238154/the-gestio-protocol-experience-safety-of-a-standardized-order-set-for-subcutaneous-insulin-regimen-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients
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Alessandro Franchin, Alberto Maran, Daniela Bruttomesso, Maria L Corradin, Francesco Rossi, Federica Zanatta, Gian-Maria Barbato, Nicola Sicolo, Enzo Manzato
BACKGROUNDS: In non-critical hospitalized patients with diabetes mellitus, guidelines suggest subcutaneous insulin therapy with basal-bolus regimen, even in old and vulnerable inpatients. AIM: To evaluate safety, efficacy, and benefit on clinical management of the GesTIO protocol, a set of subcutaneous insulin administration rules, in old and vulnerable non-ICU inpatients. METHODS: Retrospective, observational study. Patients admitted to Geriatric Clinic of Padua were studied...
February 25, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237379/readmission-after-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Thomas M Attard, Mikaela Miller, Chaitanya Pant, Mike Thomson
INTRODUCTION: To compare the demographic, clinical, and therapeutic characteristics in a cohort of patients discharged following acute gastrointestinal bleeding, representing to the emergency department (ED) and readmitted within 30 days of discharge with the characteristics of non-readmitted patients. STUDY DESIGN: Hospitalization data was obtained from the Pediatric Hospital Information System including 49 tertiary children's hospitals in the US. Children 1-21 years of age diagnosed with acute gastrointestinal bleeding, admitted between January 2007 and September 2015 were included...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237215/comparison-of-outpatient-vs-inpatient-total-knee-arthroplasty-an-acs-nsqip-analysis
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Patawut Bovonratwet, Nathaniel T Ondeck, Stephen J Nelson, Jonathan J Cui, Matthew L Webb, Jonathan N Grauer
BACKGROUND: There has been a recent surge of interest in performing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the outpatient setting to reduce cost and increase patient satisfaction. Detailed information on the safety of outpatient TKA in large sample sizes is scarce. METHODS: Patients who underwent primary, elective TKA were identified in the 2005-2014 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Outpatient procedure was defined as having a hospital length of stay of 0 days, whereas inpatient procedure was defined as having a length of stay ≥1 days...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236986/-inclusion-criteria-and-rating-scales-for-rcts-in-psychiatry-the-future-of-qualitative-studies
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D Pringuey, R Pommier, F Pringuey-Criou, S Boyer, C Massoubre, E Fakra, M Adida, R Belzeaux, T Bottai, J-M Azorin
An inventory on the two critical dimensions that structure the Randomized Controlled Trial in Psychiatry, namely the definition of inclusion criteria for eligible patients for testing and the choice of psychometric methods of pathology assessment and its evolution during the experiment, considers the importance of increasingly numerous and precise international recommendations. Taking into account the formal constraints of industrial, questioning the cultural differences of the methodological approach of the tests, meeting the requirements of feasibility and ever increasing security, frequent cumbersome procedure often contrasts with the modest nature of the results...
December 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236080/what-are-the-frequency-associated-factors-and-mortality-of-amputation-and-arthrodesis-after-a-failed-infected-tka
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Min-Sun Son, Edmund Lau, Javad Parvizi, Michael A Mont, Kevin J Bozic, Steven Kurtz
BACKGROUND: For patients with failed surgical treatment of an infected TKA, salvage operations such as arthrodesis or above-knee amputation (AKA) may be considered. Clinical and institutional factors associated with AKA and arthrodesis after a failed TKA have not been investigated in a large-scale population, and the utilization rate and trend of these measures are not well known. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) How has the frequency of arthrodesis and AKA after infected TKA changed over the last 10 years? (2) What clinical or institutional factors are associated with patients undergoing arthrodesis or AKA? (3) What is the risk of mortality after arthrodesis or AKA? METHODS: The Medicare 100% National Inpatient Claims Database was used to identify 44,466 patients 65 years of age or older who were diagnosed with an infected TKA and who underwent revision between 2005 and 2014 based on International Classification of Diseases, 9(th) Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231439/the-rights-of-drug-treatment-patients-experience-of-addiction-treatment-in-poland-from-a-human-rights-perspective
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Justyna Klingemann
BACKGROUND: Drug dependence is a recognized medical condition and therefore, right to health applies in the same way to drug dependence as it does to any other health condition. The human rights in patient care framework - which refers to the application of basic human rights principles in the delivery of health care services - was used to explore the experiences of equality in the dignity and rights protected by Polish law within four different specialist drug treatment settings in Poland...
February 20, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231044/original-research-paper-switching-antipsychotics-results-of-16-month-non-interventional-prospective-observational-clinical-research-of-inpatients-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders
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Cvetka Bačar Bole, Mitja Pišlar, Metka Šen, Rok Tavčar, Aleš Mrhar
The study aims to identify prescribing and switching patterns of antipsychotics in clinical practice. A 16-month, prospective study was conducted at the Psychiatric Hospital Idrija, Slovenia. Inpatients (N = 311) with schizophrenia spectrum disorders were observed. The causes for switching antipsychotics and switching strategies were analyzed. Analyzing a total of 3954 prescriptions, the collected data confirmed that treatment strategies in this psychiatric hospital are very complex. It was found that 37 percent of inpatients had at least one switch...
March 1, 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230457/comparative-effectiveness-of-rapid-acting-insulins-in-adults-with-diabetes
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Patrick N Racsa, Yunus Meah, Jeffrey J Ellis, Kimberly R Saverno
BACKGROUND: Although there are a variety of insulin products and new delivery modalities available, the absence of direct clinical and economic comparisons can make treatment planning and formulary decision making difficult. Direct comparisons between insulin aspart and insulin lispro from a large heterogeneous population are not available. OBJECTIVE: To assess differences in clinical outcomes, medication adherence, utilization, and total health care costs between aspart and lispro and vial versus pen modalities for administering these short-acting insulin analogs...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230446/economic-impact-of-treatment-duration-and-persistence-with-basal-insulin-in-previously-insulin-naive-users
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Samaneh Kalirai, Ran Duan, Dongju Liu, Beverly L Reed
BACKGROUND: Although insulin is a well-established therapy that is associated with improved clinical outcomes, adherence and persistence with insulin regimens are poor in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Diabetes-related health care costs and the impact of insulin persistence patterns on these health care costs have been previously studied; however, these aspects of insulin therapy have limited data beyond the first year of use and have not been characterized among patients previously naive to basal insulin...
March 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229341/assessment-of-cetuximab-induced-infusion-reactions-and-administration-rechallenge-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Ellen Burke, Michelle Rockey, Dennis Grauer, Dave Henry, Prakash Neupane
Cetuximab is approved for treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Cetuximab is generally well tolerated, but does carry a black box warning for infusion reactions (IRs). Incidence of IR in clinical trials was 15-20% for all grades and 3-5% for grades III-IV. Retrospective studies reported a higher incidence of all grade IRs and grades III-IV IR in areas of the Southeastern United States. Information regarding rechallenge doses after an IR has not been well described. At our institution, we frequently rechallenge on the same day after an initial IR...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228787/fix-and-replace-an-emerging-paradigm-for-treating-acetabular-fractures
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Colin G Murphy, Andrew D Carrothers
Although technically challenging even for the experienced surgeon, simultaneous open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of acetabular fracture and total hip replacement (THR) have some potential advantages over the more traditional treatment options in specific patient subgroups; theoretically allowing immediate weight bearing and faster rehabilitation, reducing the cost of inpatient stay, and reducing the risks of early and late local complications associated with standard treatment for this type of injury...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228631/relationship-between-health-promotion-volunteer-experience-and-medical-costs-hoken-hodouin-activities-in-suzaka-nagano
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Haruhiko Imamura, Yoshitaka Murakami, Tomonori Okamura, Yuji Nishiwaki
Objectives This study demonstrated the relationship between experience as a health promotion volunteer (Hoken-hodouin) and medical costs in Japan. The study area was Suzaka City (March 2016 population: 51,637) in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, where a total of about 300 women have been engaged and trained as health promotion volunteers since 1958.Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2014 using a self-administered questionnaire, which included items on experiences as a health promotion volunteer, age at engagement, leadership status, and satisfaction with the experience...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228574/delays-in-door-to-needle-times-and-their-impact-on-treatment-time-and-outcomes-in-get-with-the-guidelines-stroke
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Noreen Kamal, Shubin Sheng, Ying Xian, Roland Matsouaka, Michael D Hill, Deepak L Bhatt, Jeffrey L Saver, Mathew J Reeves, Gregg C Fonarow, Lee H Schwamm, Eric E Smith
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite quality improvement programs such as the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Target Stroke initiative, a substantial portion of acute ischemic stroke patients are still treated with tissue-type plasminogen activator (alteplase) later than 60 minutes from arrival. This study aims to describe the documented reasons for delays and the associations between reasons for delays and patient outcomes. METHODS: We analyzed the characteristics of 55 296 patients who received intravenous alteplase in 1422 hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke from October 2012 to April 2015, excluding transferred patients and inpatient strokes...
February 22, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228177/psychiatric-diagnoses-in-older-people-with-intellectual-disability-in-comparison-with-the-general-population-a-register-study
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A Axmon, P Björne, L Nylander, G Ahlström
AIMS: To describe the occurrence of psychiatric diagnoses in a specialist care setting in older people with intellectual disability (ID) in relation to those found in the same age group in the general population. METHOD: A cohort of people with ID (n = 7936), aged 55 years or more in 2012, was identified, as was an age and sex-matched cohort from the general population (n = 7936). Information regarding psychiatric diagnoses during 2002-2012 was collected from the National Patient Register, which contains records from all inpatient care episodes and outpatient specialist visits in Sweden...
February 23, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228122/high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-of-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-in-an-outpatient-setting
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Katharina Lisenko, Sandra Sauer, Thomas Bruckner, Gerlinde Egerer, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Jens Hillengass, Johann W Schmier, Sofia Shah, Mathias Witzens-Harig, Anthony D Ho, Patrick Wuchter
BACKGROUND: High-dose (HD) chemotherapy with melphalan and autologous blood stem cell transplantation (ABSCT) for treatment of symptomatic multiple myeloma (MM) on an outpatient basis has been well established in the USA and Canada, whereas in Germany and Western Europe an inpatient setting is the current standard. We report on a German single-centre program to offer the procedure on an outpatient basis to selected patients. METHODS: Major requirements included: patients had to have family and/or other caregivers, had to be able to reach the hospital within 45 min and have an ECOG performance score of 0-1...
February 22, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225563/self-selection-bias-in-eating-disorders-outcomes-research-does-treatment-response-of-underweight-research-participants-and-non-participants-differ
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Colleen C Schreyer, Graham W Redgrave, Jennifer L Hansen, Angela S Guarda
Observational treatment studies provide a valuable alternative to RCTs but are often criticized due to potential self-selection biases. Studies comparing those who do and do not participate in research on eating disorder treatment are scarce, but necessary to evaluate the impact of self-selection bias on outcomes. All consecutive underweight adult first admissions (N = 392) to an integrated inpatient (IP)-partial hospital (PH) behavioral specialty program were invited to participate in a longitudinal study of eating disorder treatment...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225185/preventive-effects-of-topical-washing-with-miconazole-nitrate-containing-soap-to-diaper-candidiasis-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients-a-prospective-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Hidenori Takahashi, Noritaka Oyama, Izumi Tanaka, Michiko Hasegawa, Kaori Hirano, Chieko Shimada, Minoru Hasegawa
The objective of the present randomized, double-blind trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of daily washing with miconazole nitrate-containing soap for candidiasis at diaper-covered sites in elderly subjects under long-term inpatient care. To confirm the onset and disappearance of candidiasis, we microscopically evaluated the existence of the pseudohyphae and/or blastoconidia of Candida spp. We enrolled 75 elderly patients who wore diapers all day in the hospital or nursing home. Patients were randomly assigned to receive treatment with either miconazole soap or miconazole-free placebo soap, and 28 patients in the miconazole group and 27 patients in the placebo group were followed for 4 weeks...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
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