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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330739/patterns-and-outcomes-of-prescribing-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-hospitalized-older-adults-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mark Goldin, Jessica Cohen, Alex Makhnevich, Colm Mulvany, Meredith Akerman, Liron Sinvani
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Hospitalized, medically ill older adults have increased risk; despite guidelines, data suggest suboptimal pharmacologic prophylaxis rates. Factors influencing provider prescribing non-compliance are unclear. We aimed to describe VTE prophylaxis practices and identify risk factors for, and outcomes of, prescribing non-compliance. A retrospective study was conducted of hospitalized adults aged ≥ 75 years, admitted to the medicine service of a large academic tertiary center from May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306485/comparison-of-carbohydrate-antigen-125-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-for-risk-prediction-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Tobias Rheude, Costanza Pellegrini, Hans Schmid, Teresa Trenkwalder, N Patrick Mayr, Michael Joner, Albert M Kasel, Stefan Holdenrieder, Julio Nunez, Juan Sanchis, Vicent Bodi, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Christian Hengstenberg, Oliver Husser
Elevated carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) have been associated with adverse outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This study performs a comparison of both biomarkers for prognosis after TAVI. The study includes 363 patients. The primary end point was all-cause death or readmission for worsening congestive heart failure within 1 year after TAVI, and this end point occurred in 16% of the population. The optimal cutoff to predict the primary end point was 18...
November 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288658/preoperative-scale-to-determine-all-cause-readmission-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Aleksander Zywot, Christine Sm Lau, Nina Glass, Stephanie Bonne, Franchesca Hwang, Koren Goodman, Anne Mosenthal, Subroto Paul
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is associated with all-cause readmission rates of approximately 15%. In attempts to reduce readmission rates, the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program expanded to include CABG surgeries in 2015. The aim of this study was therefore to develop a predictive readmission scale that would identify patients at higher risk of readmission after CABG using commonly available administrative data. METHODS: Data on 126,519 patients from California and New York (derivation cohort) and 94,318 patients from Florida and Washington (validation cohort) were abstracted from the State Inpatient Database (2006-2011)...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247259/effect-of-sarcopenia-on-clinical-and-surgical-outcome-in-elderly-patients-with-proximal-femur-fractures
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Ching-Di Chang, Jim S Wu, Jennifer Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Marry G Hochman, Edward K Rodriguez, Paul T Appleton, Colm J Mcmahon
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between sarcopenia with short-term surgical outcome in elderly patients with proximal femur fractures. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Following Institutional Review Board approval, a database of patients receiving a pelvis CT scan for acute trauma between January 2000-August 2016 was screened for an isolated proximal femur fracture. Patients were excluded if they were: < 50 years old, had conditions predisposing to sarcopenia (renal failure, congestive heart failure, muscular dystrophies), had undergone no surgical treatment, had other major traumatic injuries, or had a pathologic femur fracture...
December 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193418/causes-and-predictors-of-30-day-readmission-after-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-implantation-insights-from-nationwide-readmissions-database
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Shahzad Ahmad, Muhammad Bilal Munir, Michael S Sharbaugh, Andrew D Althouse, Deepak Kumar Pasupula, Samir Saba
INTRODUCTION: Readmissions are a burden on health care resources and have negative impact on patients. Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) are frequently used in the management of rhythm disorders and advanced heart failure. We assessed 30-day readmissions in patients admitted for CIED implantation in a sample of United States patients. METHODS: Data were extracted from Nationwide Readmissions Database for calendar year 2013. Patients admitted for CIED implantation were identified using ICD-9 codes...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154415/persistent-high-blood-urea-nitrogen-level-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Kentaro Jujo, Yuichiro Minami, Shintaro Haruki, Yuya Matsue, Kensuke Shimazaki, Hiromu Kadowaki, Issei Ishida, Keigo Kambayashi, Hiroyuki Arashi, Haruki Sekiguchi, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
AIMS: The association between kinetics of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels in hospital and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with acutely decompensated congestive heart failure (HF) is unclear. We aimed to estimate the impact of changes in BUN level during hospitalization on clinical prognosis in patients with acute HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 353 consecutive patients that were urgently hospitalized due to acutely decompensated HF and discharged alive were divided into four subgroups depending on their BUN level at admission and discharge, using a cut-off level of 21...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111110/impact-of-injectable-furosemide-hospital-shortage-on-congestive-heart-failure-outcomes-a-time-series-analysis
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Vivian S Tan, Danielle M Nash, Eric McArthur, Arsh K Jain, Amit X Garg, David N Juurlink, Matthew A Weir
BACKGROUND: Beginning in February 2012, there was a shortage of injectable furosemide in the province of Ontario, Canada. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of the furosemide shortage on heart failure outcomes in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: We determined which hospitals experienced a shortage of injectable furosemide using an online survey. We then used health administrative data to identify all patients who presented to those hospitals with congestive heart failure...
November 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108365/a-3-year-observation-of-testosterone-deficiency-in-chinese-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Ying Han, Weiju Sun, Guizhi Sun, Xiaolu Hou, Zhaowei Gong, Jing Xu, Xiuping Bai, Lu Fu
Testosterone deficiency is present in a certain proportion men with chronic heart failure (CHF). Low testosterone levels in American and European patients with CHF lead to the high mortality and readmission rates. Interestingly, this relationship has not been studied in Chinese patients. To this end, 167 Chinese men with CHF underwent clinical and laboratory evaluations associated with determinations of testosterone levels. Total testosterone (TT) levels and sex hormone-binding globulin were measured by chemiluminescence or immunoassays assays and free testosterone (FT) levels were calculated, Based upon results from these assays, patients were divided into either a low testosterone (LT; n = 93) or normal testosterone (NT; n = 74) group...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079006/risk-factors-for-unplanned-readmission-and-stump-complications-after-major-lower-extremity-amputation
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John Phair, Charles DeCarlo, Larry Scher, Issam Koleilat, Saadat Shariff, Evan C Lipsitz, Karan Garg
OBJECTIVE: The unplanned 30-day readmission rate is a marker of quality of patient care across many disciplines. Data regarding risk factors for unplanned readmission after major lower extremity amputation (LEA) are limited. We evaluated predictors of readmission at our institution after major LEA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients undergoing above-knee amputation (AKA) or below-knee amputation (BKA) between November 2009 and November 2014...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016566/demographics-resource-utilization-and-outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease-receiving-hospice-care-in-the-united-states
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Natsu Fukui, Pegah Golabi, Munkhzul Otgonsuren, Alita Mishra, Chapy Venkatesan, Zobair M Younossi
OBJECTIVES: Hospice offers non-curative symptomatic management to improve patients' quality of life, satisfaction, and resource utilization. Hospice enrollment among patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) is not well studied. The aim of tis tudy is to examine the characteristics of Medicare enrollees with CLD, who were discharged to hospice. METHODS: Medicare patients discharged to hospice between 2010 and 2014 were identified in Medicare Inpatient and Hospice Files...
November 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993389/innovative-telemonitoring-enhanced-care-programme-for-chronic-heart-failure-itec-chf-to-improve-guideline-compliance-and-collaborative-care-protocol-of-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hang Ding, Rajiv Jayasena, Andrew Maiorana, Alison Dowling, Sheau Huey Chen, Mohan Karunanithi, Jamie Layland, Iain Edwards
INTRODUCTION: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a life-threatening chronic disease characterised by periodic exacerbations and recurrent hospitalisations. In the management of CHF, patient compliance with evidence-based clinical guidelines is essential, but remains difficult practically. The objective of this study is to examine whether an Innovative Telemonitoring Enhanced Care Programme for CHF (ITEC-CHF) improves patients' compliance, and associated health and economic outcomes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: An open multicentre randomised controlled trial has been designed...
October 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986059/the-day-of-the-week-and-acute-heart-failure-admissions-relationship-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-30-day-readmission-rate-and-in-hospital-mortality
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Mahek Shah, Soumya Patnaik, Brijesh Patel, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Sopan Lahewala, Vincent M Figueredo, Matthew W Martinez, Larry Jacobs
BACKGROUND: In-hospital care may be constrained during the weekend due to lesser resources. Impact on outcomes of weekend versus weekday care in congestive heart failure (HF) needs further study. METHODS: Admissions with a primary diagnosis of HF using ICD-9CM codes were studied. 22,287 HF-admissions from Einstein Medical Center (2003-2013) and 2,248,482 HF-admissions from the 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) were analyzed separately. Primary outcomes were 30-day HF-readmission and in-hospital mortality...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965800/short-and-long-term-readmission-rates-after-infrainguinal-bypass-in-a-safety-net-hospital-are-higher-than-expected
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Brianna M Krafcik, Sevan Komshian, Kimberly Lu, Lauren Roberts, Alik Farber, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Readmission rates are expected to have an increasing effect on both the hospital bottom line and physician reimbursements. Safety net hospitals may be most vulnerable. We examined readmissions at 30 days, 90 days, and 1 year in a large safety net hospital to determine the magnitude and effect of short- and long-term readmission rates after lower extremity infrainguinal bypass in this setting. METHODS: All nonemergent extremity infrainguinal bypass performed at a large safety net hospital between 2008 and 2016 were identified...
December 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947230/indications-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-30-day-readmission-after-infrarenal-abdominal-aneurysm-repair
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Hanaa N Dakour Aridi, Satinderjit Locham, Besma Nejim, Nasr S Ghajar, Husain Alshaikh, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: Reducing readmissions is an important target for improving patient care and enhancing health care quality and cost-effectiveness. The aim of this study was to assess rates, risk factors, and indications of 30-day readmission after open aortic repair (OAR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the Premier Healthcare Database from 2009 to 2015 was performed. Indications for readmission after the index procedure, risk factors, and outcomes of the index admission and rehospitalization were evaluated...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865979/comparison-of-30-day-readmission-rates-and-risk-factors-between-carotid-artery-stenting-and-endarterectomy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hanaa Dakour Aridi, Satinderjit Locham, Besma Nejim, Mahmoud B Malas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the rates, reasons, and risk factors of 30-day readmission, both planned and unplanned, after carotid revascularization as well as to evaluate major outcomes associated with those readmissions. METHODS: Using the Premier Healthcare database, we retrospectively identified patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) between 2009 and 2015. The primary outcome was 30-day all-cause readmission...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852495/reasons-for-admission-and-predictors-of-national-30-day-readmission-rates-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-on-peritoneal-dialysis
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Lili Chan, Priti Poojary, Aparna Saha, Kinsuk Chauhan, Rocco Ferrandino, Bart Ferket, Steven Coca, Girish Nadkarni, Jaime Uribarri
BACKGROUND: The number of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on peritoneal dialysis (PD) has increased by over 30% between 2007 and 2014. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has identified readmissions in ESRD patients to be a quality measure; however, there is a paucity of studies examining readmissions in PD patients. METHODS: Utilizing the National Readmission Database for the year 2013, we aimed to determine reasons for admission, the associated rates of unplanned readmission and independent predictors of readmissions in PD patients...
August 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837458/early-lessons-on-bundled-payment-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Lindsay E Jubelt, Keith S Goldfeld, Saul B Blecker, Wei-Yi Chung, John A Bendo, Joseph A Bosco, Thomas J Errico, Anthony K Frempong-Boadu, Richard Iorio, James D Slover, Leora I Horwitz
INTRODUCTION: Orthopaedic care is shifting to alternative payment models. We examined whether New York University Langone Medical Center achieved savings under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. METHODS: This study was a difference-in-differences study of Medicare fee-for-service patients hospitalized from April 2011 to June 2012 and October 2013 to December 2014 for lower extremity joint arthroplasty, cardiac valve procedures, or spine surgery (intervention groups), or for congestive heart failure, major bowel procedures, medical peripheral vascular disorders, medical noninfectious orthopaedic care, or stroke (control group)...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810640/in-hospital-and-long-term-outcomes-of-congestive-heart-failure-predictive-value-of-b-type-and-amino-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptides-and-their-ratio
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Yuxiang Dai, Jun Yang, Atsutoshi Takagi, Hakuoh Konishi, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Hiroshi Masuda, Kazunori Shimada, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
Relative changes in B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and amino terminal pro-BNP (NT-proBNP) levels may help to assess the risk of congestive heart failure (CHF). However, whether these levels at the time of admission enable the prediction of outcomes with acute exacerbation remains unknown. The current study determined the abilities of BNP, NT-proBNP and their ratio to predict in-hospital and long-term outcomes of patients with CHF. Patients who were admitted to the cardiac care unit of Juntendo University Hospital (Tokyo, Japan) with acute CHF onset were consecutively enrolled into the present observational study...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756266/telehealth-protocol-to-prevent-readmission-among-high-risk-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure
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Daniel Rosen, Janice D McCall, Brian A Primack
BACKGROUND: Congestive heart failure is the leading cause of hospital readmissions. We aimed to assess adherence to and effectiveness of a telehealth protocol designed to prevent hospital admissions for congestive heart failure. METHODS: We recruited a random sample of 50 patients with congestive heart failure (mean age 61 years) from a managed care organization. We developed a telehealth platform allowing for daily, real-time reporting of health status and video conferencing...
November 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741859/inpatient-palliative-care-referral-and-9-month-hospital-readmission-in-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure-a-linked-nationwide-analysis
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K Wiskar, L A Celi, K R Walley, C Fruhstorfer, B Rush
OBJECTIVE: End-stage heart failure (HF) is characterized by high symptom burden and frequent hospitalization. Palliative care (PC) is recommended for advanced HF, and there is some evidence in other diseases that this may reduce readmission rates. We attempted examine the association of an inpatient PC visit on hospital readmission for patients admitted with HF. METHODS: Retrospective linked nationwide analysis from 2013 with 9-month follow-up for all hospital readmissions for patients admitted with HF exacerbations using the Nationwide Readmission Database (NRD)...
November 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
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