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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611348/early-detection-of-subclinical-aortic-valve-endocarditis-with-the-cardiomems-heart-failure-system
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Sinan Sarsam, Georgy Kaspar, Shukri David, Marcel Zughaib
BACKGROUND The CardioMEMS Heart Failure System is a well validated tool to optimize management of systolic and diastolic heart failure and has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization by 37%. We are reporting a unique case of acute aortic valve insufficiency as a first sign of endocarditis, detected early in a patient with the CardioMEMS device. CASE REPORT A 79-year-old man with dual bioprosthetic mitral and aortic valve replacement and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy had a CardioMEMS Heart Failure System implanted 2 months following valve replacement surgery...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593038/comprehensive-healthcare-resource-use-among-newly-diagnosed-congestive-heart-failure
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Lori D Bash, Dahlia Weitzman, Robert O Blaustein, Ofer Sharon, Varda Shalev, Gabriel Chodick
BACKGROUND: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is among the most common causes of hospital admissions and readmissions in the Western world. However, the burden of ambulatory care has not been as well investigated. The objective of this study was to assess the relative burden and direct medical costs of CHF including inpatient and outpatient care. METHODS: We used longitudinal clinical data from a two-million member health organization in Israel (Maccabi Healthcare Services) to identify adults with newly diagnosed CHF between January 2006 and December 2012, either in the in- or outpatient setting...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460060/opioid-use-in-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure
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Nancy L Dawson, Victoria Roth, David O Hodge, Emily R Vargas, M Caroline Burton
Objective. : To understand the relationship between opioid use in patients with congestive heart failure and outcomes, we compared length of stay (LOS), 30-day readmission rates, and 30- and 90-day mortality in patients discharged with a primary diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) who were taking opioids. Design. : Retrospective study design. Setting. : Patients were seen at a 320-bed academic hospital. Subjects...
April 27, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433337/increased-resource-utilization-and-overall-morbidity-are-associated-with-general-versus-regional-anesthesia-for-carotid-endarterectomy-in-data-collected-by-the-michigan-surgical-quality-collaborative
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Ahmad S Hussain, Andrew Mullard, William F Oppat, Kevin D Nolan
OBJECTIVE: Advocates for performing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under regional anesthesia (RA) cite reduction in hemodynamic instability and the ability for neurologic monitoring, but many still prefer general anesthesia (GA) as benefits of RA have not been clearly demonstrated, reliable RA may not be available in all centers, and a certain amount of movement by the patient during the procedure may not be uniformly tolerated. We evaluated the association of anesthesia type and perioperative morbidity and mortality as well as resource utilization in patients undergoing CEA using the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) database...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420358/healthcare-utilization-in-older-patients-using-personal-emergency-response-systems-an-analysis-of-electronic-health-records-and-medical-alert-data-brief-description-a-longitudinal-retrospective-analyses-of-healthcare-utilization-rates-in-older-patients-using
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Stephen Agboola, Sara Golas, Nils Fischer, Mariana Nikolova-Simons, Jorn Op den Buijs, Linda Schertzer, Joseph Kvedar, Kamal Jethwani
BACKGROUND: Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are traditionally used as fall alert systems for older adults, a population that contributes an overwhelming proportion of healthcare costs in the United States. Previous studies focused mainly on qualitative evaluations of PERS without a longitudinal quantitative evaluation of healthcare utilization in users. To address this gap and better understand the needs of older patients on PERS, we analyzed longitudinal healthcare utilization trends in patients using PERS through the home care management service of a large healthcare organization...
April 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390771/contemporary-outcomes-of-surgical-revascularization-of-the-lower-extremity-in-patients-on-dialysis
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Ajit Rao, Melissa Baldwin, James Cornwall, Michael Marin, Peter Faries, Ageliki Vouyouka
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral arterial disease is a common comorbidity found in up to 38% of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). With an increase in the survival rate of patients with ESRD by >25%, there is a lack of contemporary data on the safety of open surgical revascularization of the lower extremity (OSRLE) in this population of patients. We sought to identify the perioperative morbidity and mortality and independent risk factors of mortality in dialysis patients undergoing OSRLE...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373782/congestive-heart-failure-disease-management-program-1-year-population-experience-from-a-tertiary-center-heart-failure-registry-in-saudi-arabia
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Khal Salem, Dania Fallata, Maha ElSebaie, Ahmad Montasser, Khaled ElGedamy, Osama ElKhateeb
AIMS: We aimed to evaluate congestive heart failure (CHF) multidisciplinary disease management program (DMProg) impact on mortality, readmission rates, length of stay (LOS), and gender health characteristics. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a quasi-observational, pre- and post-trial with a parallel nonequivalent group. We enrolled 174 inpatients having CHF with reduced ejection fraction and New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II-IV, and a total of 197 hospital admissions...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251807/early-readmissions-after-transcatheter-and-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Pimprapa Vejpongsa, Viraj Bhise, Konstantinos Charitakis, H Vernon Anderson, Prakash Balan, Tom C Nguyen, Anthony L Estrera, Richard W Smalling, Abhijeet Dhoble
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine and compare the prevalence, and predictors of readmissions after the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the readmission rates after TAVR in comparison with SAVR. METHODS: We analyzed the data from 2013 National Readmission Database. Propensity-matched pairs were used to analyze differences in readmission rates between TAVR and SAVR for patients aged ≥65...
March 2, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240694/improving-clinical-outcomes-for-patients-with-class-iii-heart-failure
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Melissa Shapiro, Angela Macci Bires, Kristen Waterstram-Rich, Thomas W Cline
Heart failure (HF) is a serious medical problem in the United States and is placing a financial strain on the health care system. It is the leading cause of mortality and as the overall incidence continues to increase, so does the economic impact on the health care system. Innovative treatment options, in the form of disease management programs and implantable cardiac devices, such as the CorVue capable implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) pacemaker, offer the promise of an enhanced quality of life and reduced mortality...
April 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236918/morbidity-and-mortality-after-emergency-lower-extremity-embolectomy
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Sergio Casillas-Berumen, Lili Sadri, Alik Farber, Mohammad H Eslami, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Emergency lower extremity embolectomy is a common vascular surgical procedure that has poorly defined outcomes. Our goal was to define the perioperative morbidity for emergency embolectomy and develop a risk prediction model for perioperative mortality. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database was queried to identify patients undergoing emergency unilateral and lower extremity embolectomy. Patients with previous critical limb ischemia, bilateral embolectomy, nonemergency indication, and those undergoing concurrent bypass were excluded...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236038/suburethral-sling-procedures-in-the-united-states-complications-readmission-and-reoperation
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Katie Propst, David M O'Sullivan, Paul K Tulikangas
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Hospital readmission is increasingly used as a measure of quality care. Our objective was to evaluate the rate of readmission and associated factors in women undergoing suburethral sling placement in the USA. METHODS: This is a cohort study of suburethral sling procedures performed in the USA from 2012 to 2014 using the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. The database was queried for suburethral sling procedures...
February 24, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215423/chads2-score-predicts-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-elective-pulmonary-lobectomy
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Svetlana Kotova, Mansen Wang, Katie Lothrop, Gary Grunkemeier, Heather E Merry, John R Handy
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (PAF) affects 12% to 17% of patients undergoing lobectomy and is associated with increased morbidity. CHADS2 (congestive heart failure history, hypertension history, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus history, and stroke or transient ischemic attack symptoms previously) is used to predict stroke risk in patients with existing AF. It also has been shown also to predict new-onset PAF. Our objective was to determine whether CHADS2 can predict PAF in patients undergoing lobectomy...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161983/prospective-correlates-of-early-30%C3%A2-day-readmissions-on-a-cardiothoracic-surgery-service
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Mark W Ketterer, Mansi Chawa, Gaetano Paone
Known to vary widely among hospitals for unclear reasons, early readmissions are associated with higher mortality and are suspected to frequently be due to inadequate discharge preparation/planning. It has been previously documented that the strongest and most consistent predictor of early readmissions in CHF patients is chronic cognitive impairment, and compensatory assistance with adherence on discharge improves early readmission rates. Prospective observational study. The present investigation examined multiple putative perioperative predictors of early readmission in a hospitalized Cardiothoracic Surgery Service...
February 6, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159650/impact-of-the-new-kidney-allocation-system-on-perioperative-outcomes-and-costs-in-kidney-transplantation
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David J Taber, Derek DuBay, John W McGillicuddy, Satish Nadig, Charles F Bratton, Kenneth D Chavin, Prabhakar K Baliga
BACKGROUND: In December 2014, a new kidney allocation system (KAS) was implemented nationwide with the goal of improving longevity matching, increasing access to sensitized patients, and improving racial/ethnic disparities. STUDY DESIGN: National cohort study of US kidney transplantation programs, analyzing hospital-level outcomes (October 2012 to June 2016) using University HealthSystem Consortium data. In-hospital outcomes and costs were analyzed for trends over time using interrupted time series analysis with segmented regression...
April 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153458/ten-year-trends-and-independent-risk-factors-for-unplanned-readmission-following-elective-total-joint-arthroplasty-at-a-large-urban-academic-hospital
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Matthew A Varacallo, Leah Herzog, Nader Toossi, Norman A Johanson
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasty procedures continue to provide consistent, long-term success and high patient satisfaction scores. However, early unplanned readmission to the hospital imparts significant financial risks to individual institutions as we shift away from the traditional fee-for-service payment model. METHODS: Using a combination of our hospital's administrative database and retrospective chart reviews, we report the 30-day and 90-day readmission rates and all causes of readmission following all unilateral, primary elective total hip and knee arthroplasty procedures at a large, urban, academic hospital from 2004 to 2013...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126175/risk-factors-for-30-day-unplanned-readmission-following-infrainguinal-endovascular-interventions
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Thomas C F Bodewes, Peter A Soden, Klaas H J Ultee, Sara L Zettervall, Alexander B Pothof, Sarah E Deery, Frans L Moll, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Unplanned hospital readmissions following surgical interventions are associated with adverse events and contribute to increasing health care costs. Despite numerous studies defining risk factors following lower extremity bypass surgery, evidence regarding readmission after endovascular interventions is limited. This study aimed to identify predictors of 30-day unplanned readmission following infrainguinal endovascular interventions. METHODS: We identified all patients undergoing an infrainguinal endovascular intervention in the targeted vascular module of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program between 2012 and 2014...
February 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100157/characterization-of-planned-and-unplanned-30-day-readmissions-following-vascular-surgical-procedures
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Georges Tahhan, Alik Farber, Nishant K Shah, Brianna M Krafcik, Teviah E Sachs, Jeffrey A Kalish, Matthew R Peacock, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Thirty-day readmission is increasingly used as a quality of care indicator. Patients undergoing vascular surgery have historically been at high risk for readmission. We analyzed hospital readmission details to identify patients at high risk for readmission in order to better understand these readmissions and improve resource utilization in this patient population. METHODS: A retrospective review and analysis of our medical center's admission and discharge data were conducted from October 2012 to March 2015...
January 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079709/meaningful-use-of-electronic-health-records-by-outpatient-physicians-and-readmissions-of-medicare-fee-for-service-beneficiaries
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Mark A Unruh, Hye-Young Jung, Joshua R Vest, Lawrence P Casalino, Rainu Kaushal
BACKGROUND: Nearly one-fifth of hospitalized Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries are readmitted within 30 days. Participation in the Meaningful Use initiative among outpatient physicians may reduce readmissions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of outpatient physicians' participation in Meaningful Use on readmissions. SUBJECTS AND RESEARCH DESIGN: The study population included 90,774 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from New York State (2010-2012)...
May 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055049/clinical-outcomes-of-metformin-use-in-populations-with-chronic-kidney-disease-congestive-heart-failure-or-chronic-liver-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Matthew J Crowley, Clarissa J Diamantidis, Jennifer R McDuffie, C Blake Cameron, John W Stanifer, Clare K Mock, Xianwei Wang, Shuang Tang, Avishek Nagi, Andrzej S Kosinski, John W Williams
Background: Recent changes to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration boxed warning for metformin will increase its use in persons with historical contraindications or precautions. Prescribers must understand the clinical outcomes of metformin use in these populations. Purpose: To synthesize data addressing outcomes of metformin use in populations with type 2 diabetes and moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (CKD), congestive heart failure (CHF), or chronic liver disease (CLD) with hepatic impairment...
February 7, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054808/cognitive-impairment-in-heart-failure-a-protective-role-for-angiotensin-1-7
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Meredith Hay, Todd W Vanderah, Farmin Samareh-Jahani, Eleni Constantopoulos, Ajay R Uprety, Carol A Barnes, John Konhilas
Patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) have increased hospital readmission rates and mortality if they are concomitantly diagnosed with cognitive decline and memory loss. Accordingly, we developed a preclinical model of CHF-induced cognitive impairment with the goal of developing novel protective therapies against CHF related cognitive decline. CHF was induced by ligation of the left coronary artery to instigate a myocardial infarction (MI). By 4- and 8-weeks post-MI, CHF mice had approximately a 50% and 70% decline in ejection fraction as measured by echocardiography...
February 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
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