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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319325/transitions-to-and-from-long-term-care-facilities-and-length-of-completed-stay-reuse-of-population-based-survey-data
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Joanna B Broad, Thomas Lumley, Toni Ashton, Peter B Davis, Michal Boyd, Martin J Connolly
OBJECTIVE: This article estimates length of completed stay and resident transitions for RAC residents over 12 months in Auckland. METHODS: Data from a census-type survey of nursing home residents (n = 6816) were linked with national mortality data. Transitions described include entry to residential aged care (RAC), movement between RAC facilities and deaths. RESULTS: When reweighted for missing data and adjusted for length bias, an estimated 9676 residents (95% CI 8368-10 985) used care over a 12-month period...
March 20, 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314966/-neuro-urological-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-speaking-medical-society-of-paraplegia-dmgp-awmf-register-no-179-001
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R Böthig, B Domurath, A Kaufmann, J Bremer, W Vance, I Kurze
BACKGROUND: Most patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) suffer from neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD), bowel dysfunction and sexual dysfunction. If these remain untreated, severe medical complications and serious limitations (restrictions) in quality of life are imminent. OBJECTIVES: In the long term, there are considerable differences in the treatment results of highly specialized centers versus other treatment facilities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Against this background, a consensus-based guideline, according to the AWMF (Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany) criteria (S2k), was developed by the neuro-urology working group of the DMPG (German-Speaking Medical Society of Paraplegia)...
March 17, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306694/real-world-use-of-ticagrelor-and-prasugrel-in-patients-with-nstemi-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Vincenzo Sucato, Egle Corrado, Carmelo Castellana, Michele Carella, Simona Raso, Giuseppe Coppola, Giuseppe Andolina, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Evola, Salvatore Novo
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective observational study sought to describe the safety and efficacy profile of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), who were admitted to the coronary intensive care unit (CICU) and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Dual antiplatelet therapy is mandatory for all the patients with acute coronary syndrome, who underwent PCI. Our study includes 111 patients with NSTEMI, who underwent PCI, in a maximum time of 72 h after their ischemic event...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306631/thermoregulate-autoregulate-and-ventilate-brain-directed-critical-care-for-pediatric-cardiac-arrest
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Jonathan E Kurz, Craig M Smith, Mark S Wainwright
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac arrest in childhood is associated with a high risk for mortality and poor long-term functional outcome. This review discusses the current evidence for neuroprotective therapies and goals for postarrest care in the context of the pathophysiology of hypoxic-ischemic injury, modalities for neurologic prognostication in these children and potential future monitoring paradigms for maximizing cerebral perfusion in the postarrest period. RECENT FINDINGS: The recent publication of the in-hospital and out-of-hospital Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest trials demonstrated a lack of statistically significant benefit for the use of postarrest therapeutic hypothermia...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299542/understanding-and-improving-knowledge-of-cancer-survivorship-care-among-college-providers
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Alexandra M Psihogios, Helen Pauly-Hubbard, Lisa Schwartz, Jill P Ginsberg, Wendy Hobbie, Dava Szalda
This study aimed to assess college providers' basic knowledge of the health risks of young adult cancer survivors (YAS) and related care guidelines and to determine whether an educational in-service is an effective platform for increasing college health providers' knowledge about survivorship care at a large university health center. During phase 1, staff from college health centers and office of disabilities in the Philadelphia area (n = 40 staff members from 24 colleges/universities) completed a needs assessment on their experiences with YAS and preferences for education and care coordination...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296993/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-cellulitis-requiring-intensive-care
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Duncan R Cranendonk, Lonneke A van Vught, Maryse A Wiewel, Olaf L Cremer, Janneke Horn, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll, W Joost Wiersinga
Importance: Cellulitis is a commonly occurring skin and soft tissue infection and one of the most frequently seen dermatological diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, clinical characteristics of patients with cellulitis requiring intensive care treatment are poorly defined. Necrotizing fasciitis is often confused for cellulitis at initial presentation and is considered to be more severe and thus has previously been described in more detail. Objective: To describe the clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with ICU-necessitating cellulitis and to compare them with patients with necrotizing fasciitis...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291783/oesophageal-heat-exchangers-with-a-diameter-of-11mm-or-14-7mm-are-equally-effective-and-safe-for-targeted-temperature-management
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Daniel C Schroeder, Maria Guschlbauer, Alexandra C Maul, Daniel A Cremer, Ingrid Becker, David de la Puente Bethencourt, Peter Paal, Stephan A Padosch, Wolfgang A Wetsch, Thorsten Annecke, Bernd W Böttiger, Anja Sterner-Kock, Holger Herff
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) is widely used in critical care settings for conditions including hepatic encephalopathy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, meningitis, myocardial infarction, paediatric cardiac arrest, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke and sepsis. Furthermore, TTM is a key treatment for patients after out-of-hospital cardiac-arrest (OHCA). However, the optimal cooling method, which is quick, safe and cost-effective still remains controversial...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290631/acute-coronary-syndrome-current-treatment
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Timothy L Switaj, Scott R Christensen, Dean M Brewer
Acute coronary syndrome continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Family physicians need to identify and mitigate risk factors early, as well as recognize and respond to acute coronary syndrome events quickly in any clinical setting. Diagnosis can be made based on patient history, symptoms, electrocardiography findings, and cardiac biomarkers, which delineate between ST elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome. Rapid reperfusion with primary percutaneous coronary intervention is the goal with either clinical presentation...
February 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288792/disparities-in-the-management-of-ectopic-pregnancy
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Jennifer Y Hsu, Ling Chen, Arielle R Gumer, Ana I Tergas, June Y Hou, William M Burke, Cande V Ananth, Dawn L Hershman, Jason D Wright
BACKGROUND: Ectopic pregnancy is common among young women. Treatment can consist of either surgery with salpingectomy or salpingostomy or medical management with methotrexate. In addition to acute complications, treatment of ectopic pregnancy can result in long term sequelae including decreased fertility. Little is known about the patterns of care and predictors of treatment in women with ectopic pregnancy. Similarly, data on outcomes for various treatments are limited. OBJECTIVE: We examined the patterns of care and outcomes for women with ectopic pregnancy...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288543/renal-function-weaning-and-survival-in-patients-with-ventilator-dependent-respiratory-failure
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Debapriya Datta, Raymond J Foley, Rong Wu, James Grady, Paul Scalise
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury in acute critical illness has been associated with poor weaning and survival outcomes. The relation between renal dysfunction as defined by creatinine clearance (CrCl) and weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) is not known. The objective of this study was to determine the relation of measured CrCl to weaning and survival in patients on PMV. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 167 patients on PMV admitted to a long-term acute care facility for weaning over a 3-year period...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285457/group-a-streptococcus-acute-rheumatic-fever-and-rheumatic-heart-disease-epidemiology-and-clinical-considerations
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Liesl J Zühlke, Andrea Beaton, Mark E Engel, Christopher T Hugo-Hamman, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Ntobeko Ntusi, Anna P Ralph, Anita Saxena, Pierre R Smeesters, David Watkins, Peter Zilla, Jonathan Carapetis
Early recognition of group A streptococcal pharyngitis and appropriate management with benzathine penicillin using local clinical prediction rules together with validated rapi-strep testing when available should be incorporated in primary health care. A directed approach to the differential diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever now includes the concept of low-risk versus medium-to-high risk populations. Initiation of secondary prophylaxis and the establishment of early medium to long-term care plans is a key aspect of the management of ARF...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275227/halogenated-volatile-anesthetics-in-the-intensive-care-unit-current-knowledge-on-an-upcoming-practice
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Pascal L Langlois, Frederick D'Aragon, William Manzanares
The aim of this narrative review was to highlight key points of volatile anesthetics administration in the intensive care unit (ICU), including AnaConDa® and Mirus® devices characteristics and the reported findings on clinical outcomes in critically ill patients. Intravenous sedation in the ICU is associated with issues, such as over- and under-sedation. Halogenated compounds, which can be safely administered by inserting a device in any ICU ventilation circuit, have interesting pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic profiles for patients with multi-organ failure...
March 8, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275200/predictors-and-outcomes-of-dysphagia-screening-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Raed A Joundi, Rosemary Martino, Gustavo Saposnik, Vasily Giannakeas, Jiming Fang, Moira K Kapral
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Guidelines advocate screening all acute stroke patients for dysphagia. However, limited data are available regarding how many and which patients are screened and how failing a swallowing screen affects patient outcomes. We sought to evaluate predictors of receiving dysphagia screening after acute ischemic stroke and outcomes after failing a screening test. METHODS: We used the Ontario Stroke Registry from April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2013, to identify patients hospitalized with acute ischemic stroke and determine predictors of documented dysphagia screening and outcomes after failing the screening test, including pneumonia, disability, and death...
March 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274580/effect-of-part-time-cardiac-catheterization-facilities-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Luciano Consuegra-Sánchez, Leticia Jaulent-Huertas, Marta Vicente-Gilabert, Ángela Díaz-Pastor, Germán Escudero-García, Nuria Alonso-Fernández, Francisco Javier Gil-Sánchez, Juan Martínez-Hernández, Juan Sanchis-Forés, José Galcerá-Tomás, Antonio Melgarejo-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Although the easy availability of invasive cardiac care facilities is associated with an increase in their use, their influence on outcomes is not clear. We sought to investigate whether a newly available cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on a part-time (PT) basis might improve outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: This was an observational cohort study that included all consecutive patients with AMI admitted to a secondary-level hospital in Spain before and after the PT-CCL opened in January 2006: during 1998-2005 and 2006-2014, respectively...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267706/hypoparathyroidism-after-thyroidectomy-prevention-assessment-and-management
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Rogerio A Dedivitis, Felipe T Aires, Claudio R Cernea
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Permanent hypoparathyroidism is the most common long-term complication after total thyroidectomy and it can cause significant morbidity and increased costs. Its incidence varies from 30% to 60%. RECENT FINDINGS: The surgical technique and the extent of thyroidectomy are related to parathyroid injury and hypoparathyroidism. The glands should be identified in situ, carefully manipulated and preserved, as well as their vascularization. In case of incidental removal, routine autotransplantation is advocated...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267070/adherence-to-a-multimodal-analgesic-clinical-pathway-a-within-group-comparison-of-staged-bilateral-knee-arthroplasty-patients
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Rachel C Steckelberg, Natasha Funck, T Edward Kim, Tessa L Walters, Gregory Milo Lochbaum, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Nicholas J Giori, Pier F Indelli, Lorrie J Graham, Edward R Mariano
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Multimodal analgesic clinical pathways for joint replacement patients often include perineural catheters, but long-term adherence to these pathways has not yet been investigated. Our primary aim was to determine adherence rate to a knee arthroplasty clinical pathway for patients undergoing staged bilateral procedures. METHODS: This study was performed at a hospital with a Perioperative Surgical Home program and knee arthroplasty clinical pathway using multimodal analgesia and adductor canal catheters...
March 6, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266942/personalized-treatment-in-heart-transplantation
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Kiran K Khush
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We are entering the era of personalized medicine, in which pharmacogenomics and biomarker-based assays can be used to tailor diagnostic tests and drug therapies to individual patients. This new approach to patient-specific care offers the potential to maximize the efficacy of available medical treatments while reducing the incidence of adverse side effects. Here, we present approaches to personalize the care of heart transplant recipients. RECENT FINDINGS: Four strategies for personalized posttransplant care are described, including use of pharmacogenomic data to individualize the use of immunosuppressive drugs, immune monitoring to prevent acute rejection while reducing the long-term consequences of over immunosuppression, noninvasive surveillance for acute rejection, and targeted prophylaxis against opportunistic infections...
March 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265524/relationship-between-severity-classification-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-clinical-outcomes-in-hospitalized-patients
#18
Pedro J Marcos, Pilar Sanjuán, Arturo Huerta, Irene Nieto-Codesido, Lucía Ferreira-Gonzalez, Oriol Sibila, Marcos I Restrepo
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available regarding the impact of the potential validation of the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) guidelines recommendations in classifying patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) in simple and complex. The aim of the present study was to assess the CTS recommendations regarding risk stratification on clinical outcomes among patients hospitalized with an AECOPD. METHODS: We developed a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to one tertiary hospital with a diagnosis of AECOPD...
January 22, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262650/-effects-of-a-cognitive-training-program-on-cognitive-function-and-activities-of-daily-living-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#19
Eun Young Oh, Mi Sook Jung
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a cognitive training program on neurocognitive task performance and activities of daily living (ADL) in patients who had a stroke. METHODS: The research design for this study was a nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design. Patients were assigned to the experimental (n=21) or control group (n=21). The experimental group received a 4-week cognitive training program and usual care (i.e., rehabilitation service), while the control was received usual care only...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262267/frequency-of-early-predialysis-nephrology-care-and%C3%A2-postdialysis%C3%A2-cardiovascular-events
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Ju-Yeh Yang, Jenq-Wen Huang, Likwang Chen, Yun-Yi Chen, Mei-Fen Pai, Kuei-Ting Tung, Yu-Sen Peng, Kuan-Yu Hung
BACKGROUND: Patients with kidney failure are at a high risk for cardiovascular events. Predialysis nephrology care has been reported to improve postdialysis survival, but its effects on postdialysis major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) have not been comprehensively studied. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: We used data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Adult patients who initiated maintenance dialysis therapy in 1999 to 2010 were enrolled...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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