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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072751/duodenal-plexiform-fibromyxoma-as-a-cause-of-obscure-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-case-report
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Demetrios Moris, Evangelia Spanou, Stavros Sougioultzis, Nikolaos Dimitrokallis, Polyxeni Kalisperati, Ioanna Delladetsima, Evangelos Felekouras
RATIONALE: We are reporting the first-to our knowledge-case of duodenal Plexiform Fibromyxoma causing obscure upper gastrointestinal bleeding. PATIENT CONCERNS: Plexiform fibromyxoma triggered recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding episodes in a 63-year-old man who remained undiagnosed, despite multiple hospitalizations, extensive diagnostic workups and surgical interventions (including gastrectomies), for almost 17 years. DIAGNOSES-INTERVENTIONS: During hospitalization for the last bleeding episode, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed an intestinal hemorrhagic nodule...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069285/dialysis-modality-and-readmission-following-hospital-discharge-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Jeffrey Perl, Eric McArthur, Chaim Bell, Amit X Garg, Joanne M Bargman, Christopher T Chan, Shai Harel, Lihua Li, Arsh K Jain, Danielle M Nash, Ziv Harel
BACKGROUND: Readmissions following hospital discharge among maintenance dialysis patients are common, potentially modifiable, and costly. Compared with patients receiving in-center hemodialysis (HD), patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) have fewer routine dialysis clinic encounters and as a result may be more susceptible to a hospital readmission following discharge. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based retrospective-cohort observational study. SETTINGS & PARTICIPANTS: Patients treated with maintenance dialysis who were discharged following an acute-care hospitalization during January 1, 2003, to December 31, 2013, across 164 acute-care hospitals in Ontario, Canada...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057950/reduction-of-30-day-hospital-readmissions-after-patient-centric-telephonic-medication-therapy-management-services
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Daryl E Miller, Teresa E Roane, Karen D McLin
Background: Transitional care programs are a growing topic in health care systems across the country, with a focus on achieving a reduction in hospital readmissions and improving patient and medication safety. Numerous strategies have been employed and studied to determine successful approaches to patient transition from the hospital setting to the home setting. Pharmacist-mediated postdischarge telephonic outreach has demonstrated decreased hospital readmission rates in multiple hospital systems. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacist-facilitated telephonic medication therapy management (MTM) services on reducing hospital readmissions...
December 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048751/mo-de-bra-04-hands-on-fluoroscopy-safety-training-with-real-time-patient-and-staff-dosimetry
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M Vanderhoek, N Bevins
PURPOSE: Fluoroscopically guided interventions (FGI) are routinely performed across many different hospital departments. However, many involved staff members have minimal training regarding safe and optimal use of fluoroscopy systems. We developed and taught a hands-on fluoroscopy safety class incorporating real-time patient and staff dosimetry in order to promote safer and more optimal use of fluoroscopy during FGI. METHODS: The hands-on fluoroscopy safety class is taught in an FGI suite, unique to each department...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033163/a-retrospective-comparison-of-home-telehealth-and-nursing-care-with-or-without-rehabilitation-therapy-on-rehospitalization-rates-of-individuals-with-heart-failure
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Stacy Martin, Bill Anderson, Jennifer L Vincenzo, Sajid Yousuf Zai
PURPOSE: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is the most common reason for rehospitalization among the aging population, accounting for one-fifth of all hospital admissions. To date, there is no research comparing the rehospitalization rates between patients with CHF (PWCHF) who receive telehealth and home health nursing care versus a multidisciplinary team consisting of telehealth, home nursing, physical therapy (PT), and/or occupational therapy (OT). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed with 132 Medicare Part A home health patients discharged from an inpatient setting with a primary or secondary diagnosis of CHF receiving daily telehealth over the course of 1 year...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031417/serious-illness-conversations-in-esrd
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Ernest I Mandel, Rachelle E Bernacki, Susan D Block
Dialysis-dependent ESRD is a serious illness with high disease burden, morbidity, and mortality. Mortality in the first year on dialysis for individuals over age 75 years old approaches 40%, and even those with better prognoses face multiple hospitalizations and declining functional status. In the last month of life, patients on dialysis over age 65 years old experience higher rates of hospitalization, intensive care unit admission, procedures, and death in hospital than patients with cancer or heart failure, while using hospice services less...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031093/clinical-characteristics-of-261-cases-of-hospitalized-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Jing Yang, Mei-Cen Zhou, Kai Feng, Ou Wang, Hua-Bing Zhang, Wei Li, Fan Ping, Jing Yang, Yu-Xiu Li
Objective To retrospectively analyze the clinical characteristics of 261 cases of hospitalized patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH).Methods Clinical data of 261 cases of hospitalized patients diagnosed with T1DM in the Department of Endocrinology at PUMCH from January 2007 to December 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. All patients were divided into the T1DM antibodies positive group (n=180) and negative group (n=81) according to the results of immunohistochemistry, in which 123 newly diagnosed T1DM patients were divided into the adult onset group (>18 years, n=58) and non-adult onset group (≤18 years, n=65) according to the onset age of T1DM, respectively...
June 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029405/distributed-learning-developing-a-predictive-model-based-on-data-from-multiple-hospitals-without-data-leaving-the-hospital-a-real-life-proof-of-concept
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Arthur Jochems, Timo M Deist, Johan van Soest, Michael Eble, Paul Bulens, Philippe Coucke, Wim Dries, Philippe Lambin, Andre Dekker
PURPOSE: One of the major hurdles in enabling personalized medicine is obtaining sufficient patient data to feed into predictive models. Combining data originating from multiple hospitals is difficult because of ethical, legal, political, and administrative barriers associated with data sharing. In order to avoid these issues, a distributed learning approach can be used. Distributed learning is defined as learning from data without the data leaving the hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical data from 287 lung cancer patients, treated with curative intent with chemoradiation (CRT) or radiotherapy (RT) alone were collected from and stored in 5 different medical institutes (123 patients at MAASTRO (Netherlands, Dutch), 24 at Jessa (Belgium, Dutch), 34 at Liege (Belgium, Dutch and French), 48 at Aachen (Germany, German) and 58 at Eindhoven (Netherlands, Dutch))...
October 28, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025664/characterization-of-the-neurological-diseases-associated-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-and-anti-glycolipid-antibodies
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Motoi Kuwahara, Makoto Samukawa, Tae Ikeda, Miyuki Morikawa, Rino Ueno, Yukihiro Hamada, Susumu Kusunoki
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection often causes various neurological complications of both the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system. We retrospectively investigated the IgM and IgG antibodies to nine glycolipids [GM1, GM2, GM3, GD1a, GD1b, GD3, GT1b, GQ1b, and Gal-C (galactocerebroside)] and clinical features in neurological diseases associated with M. pneumoniae infection diagnosed in multiple hospitals throughout Japan between September 2010 and March 2012. Of the 46 patients with neurological diseases associated with M...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008563/agitation-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-frequent-omen-of-hospital-complications-associated-with-worse-outcomes
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Michael E Reznik, J Michael Schmidt, Ali Mahta, Sachin Agarwal, David J Roh, Soojin Park, Hans Peter Frey, Jan Claassen
BACKGROUND: Agitated delirium is frequent following acute brain injury, but data are limited in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We examined incidence, risk factors, and consequences of agitation in these patients in a single-center retrospective study. METHODS: We identified all patients treated with antipsychotics or dexmedetomidine from a prospective observational cohort of patients with spontaneous SAH. Agitation was confirmed by chart review. Outcomes were assessed at 12 months using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (TICS), and Lawton IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) scores...
December 22, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981565/a-multicentre-snapshot-study-of-the-incidence-of-serious-procedural-complications-secondary-to-central-venous-catheterisation
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R K Lathey, R E Jackson, A Bodenham, D Harper, V Patle
Despite the high number of central venous access devices inserted annually, there are limited data on the incidence of the associated procedural complications, many of which carry substantial clinical risk. This point was highlighted in the recently published Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland 'Safe vascular access 2016' guidelines. This trainee-led snapshot study aimed to identify the number of central venous catheter insertions and the incidence of serious complications across multiple hospital sites within a fixed two-week period...
December 16, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971856/outcomes-for-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-multiple-hospitalizations-and-high-mortality-rates
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N C Sacks, D J Miller, A C Louie, M T Chiarella, P Cyr, A Sharma, Y Liu
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November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955664/the-burden-of-hypertension-diabetes-mellitus-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-adult-malawians-in-hiv-care-consequences-for-integrated-services
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Oscar H Divala, Alemayehu Amberbir, Zahra Ismail, Teferi Beyene, Daniela Garone, Colin Pfaff, Victor Singano, Harriet Akello, Martias Joshua, Moffat J Nyirenda, Alfred Matengeni, Josh Berman, Jane Mallewa, Gift S Chinomba, Noel Kayange, Theresa J Allain, Adrienne K Chan, Sumeet K Sodhi, Joep J van Oosterhout
BACKGROUND: Hypertension and diabetes prevalence is high in Africans. Data from HIV infected populations are limited, especially from Malawi. Integrating care for chronic non-communicable co-morbidities in well-established HIV services may provide benefit for patients by preventing multiple hospital visits but will increase the burden of care for busy HIV clinics. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of adults (≥18 years) at an urban and a rural HIV clinic in Zomba district, Malawi, during 2014...
December 12, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937060/update-on-therapeutic-options-for-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov
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Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Ziad A Memish
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an important emerging respiratory pathogen. MERS-CoV resulted in multiple hospital outbreaks within and outside the Arabian Peninsula. The disease has a high case fatality rate, with the need for a therapeutic option. Areas covered: In this review, we provide an overview of the progress in the development of therapeutic strategies for MERS. We searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, Scopus, and Google Scholar, using the following terms: 'MERS', 'MERS-CoV', 'Middle East respiratory syndrome' in combination with 'treatment' or 'therapy'...
December 24, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902574/analysis-of-hospital-readmission-patterns-in-medicare-fee-for-service-and-medicare-advantage-beneficiaries
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Joobong June Park Oh
PURPOSE OF STUDY: The study was conducted to examine the hospital readmission patterns of two groups of Medicare beneficiaries-those covered by traditional Medicare (Medicare fee-for-service [FFS]) and those enrolled in a Medicare risk plan (Medicare Advantage [MA])-and to determine the characteristics that significantly increase the likelihood of multiple hospital readmissions. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING: The study setting is the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) located in Philadelphia, PA...
January 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865634/molecular-epidemiology-and-spatiotemporal-analysis-of-hospital-acquired-acinetobacter-baumannii-infection-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-southern-thailand
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S Chusri, V Chongsuvivatwong, J I Rivera, K Silpapojakul, K Singkhamanan, E McNeil, Y Doi
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii is a major hospital-acquired pathogen in Thailand that has a negative effect on patient survival. The nature of its transmission is poorly understood. AIM: To investigate the genotypic and spatiotemporal pattern of A. baumannii infection at a hospital in Thailand. METHODS: The medical records of patients infected with A. baumannii at an 800-bed tertiary care hospital in southern Thailand between January 2010 and December 2011 were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851700/a-stronger-patient-voice-improves-transparency-and-care
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Barbara Wadsworth, Catherine A Harmer
In the 2nd of a 3-part series on the value of patient and family advisory councils, an early adopter at a large, Magnet®-recognized healthcare system reveals ways in which an environment focused on strong partnerships, a culture of safety, and a commitment to transparency led to the creation of successful councils at multiple hospitals. The authors discuss nursing's integral role in championing and leading the councils, as well as the benefits of a strong patient-family voice in hospital operations and care processes...
December 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834610/regional-spread-of-ctx-m-2-producing-proteus-mirabilis-with-the-identical-genetic-structure-in-japan
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Karin Kato, Yasufumi Matsumura, Masaki Yamamoto, Miki Nagao, Shunji Takakura, Satoshi Ichiyama
AIMS: In this study, we analyzed the molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Proteus mirabilis isolates collected from the central region of Japan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2012, 820 clinical P. mirabilis isolates were obtained from ten acute care hospitals in Japan. We characterized ESBL confirmatory test-positive isolates by sequencing the ESBL genes and their flanking regions, detecting plasmid replicons, and performing pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)...
November 11, 2016: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809695/itm2a-expands-evidence-for-genetic-and-environmental-interaction-in-graves-disease-pathogenesis
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Xiao-Ping Ye, Fei-Fei Yuan, Le-Le Zhang, Yu-Ru Ma, Man-Man Zhang, Wei Liu, Feng Sun, Jing Wu, Meng Lu, Li-Qiong Xue, Jing-Yi Shi, Shuang-Xia Zhao, Huai-Dong Song, Jun Liang, Cui-Xia Zheng
CONTEXT: Graves' disease (GD) is a common autoimmune disease triggered by genetic predisposition and environmental factors. However, the mechanisms of interaction between genetic and environmental factors contributing to the development of GD remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify GD susceptibility variants and genes on Xq21.1 locus and interpret the contribution of interaction between genetic predisposition on Xq21.1 and environmental factors to GD. DESIGN: We performed refining study on Xq21...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790622/an-occult-malignancy-behind-a-demyelinating-disease-poems-syndrome
#20
Saberio Lo Presti, Prashanth Kanagarajah, Daniela Pirela, Diana Morlote, Mike Cusnir
We report a case of a 38-year-old man presenting with bilateral lower extremity weakness and paresthesias that progressed during a 4-month period to severe polyneuropathy forcing the patient to be bed bound. Throughout his multiple hospitalizations, he was treated erroneously for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, without significant improvement in his symptoms. In addition, he developed hepatosplenomegaly (organomegaly); endocrinopathies such as diabetes mellitus, central hypogonadism, and hypothyroidism; monoclonal spike evidenced in the serum electrophoresis; and hyperpigmentation of skin, altogether consistent with POEMS syndrome...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
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