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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232680/is-outpatient-control-of-long-term-non-invasive-ventilation-feasible-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
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Sarah Bettina Schwarz, Jens Callegari, Christine Hamm, Wolfram Windisch, Friederike Sophie Magnet
BACKGROUND: Long-term non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is an established and increasingly used treatment option for patients with chronic hypercapnic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Following inpatient NIV establishment, inpatient control visits regularly occur thereafter. However, it remains unclear whether such control visits can also be performed in an outpatient setting, which, in turn, would reduce costs, patient burden and the complications related to hospitalization...
December 12, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229143/myocardial-functional-changes-in-transfemoral-versus-transapical-aortic-valve-replacement
#2
Niraj Asthana, Aditya Mantha, Eric H Yang, William Suh, Olcay Aksoy, Richard J Shemin, Gabriel Vorobiof, Peyman Benharash
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has greatly expanded the treatment options available for patients with severe aortic stenosis at high surgical risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared changes in myocardial function in TAVR with a transfemoral (TF) versus a transapical (TA) approach at a major tertiary hospital from 2012-2016. Traditional echocardiographic measures of cardiac structure and function were tracked, alongside the use of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography to measure myocardial strain and strain rates...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228939/the-ethics-of-caring-for-hospital-dependent-patients
#3
Calvin Sung, Jennifer L Herbst
BACKGROUND: Hospital-dependent patients are individuals who are repeatedly readmitted to the hospital because their acute medical needs cannot be met elsewhere. Unlike the chronically critically ill, these patients do not have a continuous need for life-sustaining equipment and can experience periods of relative stability where they have a good quality of life. However, some end up spending months or even years in the hospital receiving resource-intensive care because they are unable to be safely discharged, despite an initial optimistic prognosis...
December 11, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227201/early-rescue-from-acute-severe-clostridium-difficile-a-novel-treatment-strategy
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Biniam Kidane, Kalvin Lung, Greig McCreery, Chadia El-Khatib, Michael C Ott, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, Chris Vinden, Daryl Gray, Neil G Parry, Kenneth A Leslie, Tina S Mele
BACKGROUND: Severe Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) can lead to significant impediments to effective treatment. We developed a novel treatment protocol utilizing bedside gastrointestinal lavage (GIL) for the management of patients with severe, complicated CDI. We describe the development and early outcomes of non-operative bedside GIL in hospitalized patients with severe, complicated CDI following the Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long Term Study (IDEAL) framework at the Idea stage...
December 11, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226443/lessons-from-analyzing-the-medical-costs-of-civilian-terror-victims-planning-resources-allocation-for-a-new-era-of-confrontations
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Eytan Ellenberg, Mark I Taragin, Jay R Hoffman, Osnat Cohen, Daniella Luft-Afik, Zvia Bar-On, Ishay Ostfeld
Policy Points: Across the globe, the threat from terrorist attacks is rising, which requires a careful assessment of long-term medical support. We found 3 major sources of costs: hospital expenditures, mental health services dedicated to acute stress reactions, and ambulatory follow-up. During the first year, most of the costs were related to hospitalization and support for stress relief. During the second year, ambulatory and rehabilitation costs continued to grow. Public health specialists should consider these major components of costs and their evolution over time to properly advise the medical and social authorities on allocating resources for the medical and nonmedical support of civilian casualties resulting from war or terror...
December 2017: Milbank Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225693/cytoreductive-prostate-radiotherapy-in-oligometastatic-prostate-cancer-a-single-centre-analysis-of-toxicity-and-clinical-outcome
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Giulia Riva, Giulia Marvaso, Matteo Augugliaro, Dario Zerini, Cristiana Fodor, Gennaro Musi, Ottavio De Cobelli, Roberto Orecchia, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa
Objectives: The current standard of care for patients with metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) at diagnosis is androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) with or without anti-androgen and chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to define the role of a local radiotherapy (RT) treatment in the mPCa setting. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data of patients with PCa and bone oligometastases at diagnosis treated in our institution with ADT followed by cytoreductive prostate-RT with or without RT on metastases...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224940/results-of-nonoperative-management-of-acute-limb-ischemia-in-infants
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S Keisin Wang, Gary W Lemmon, Natalie A Drucker, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Michael C Dalsing, Ashley R Gutwein, Brian W Gray, Michael P Murphy
OBJECTIVE: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) in infants poses a challenge to the clinician secondary to poor operative outcomes, limb loss risk, and lifelong morbidity. This retrospective study reviewed a 10-year institutional experience with the nonoperative management of ALI in infants. METHODS: Infants (aged ≤12 months) diagnosed with ALI by duplex ultrasound and treated with initial nonoperative management at a tertiary care children's hospital were identified through vascular laboratory arterial duplex ultrasound records and International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology codes associated with ALI...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223487/implementing-a-province-wide-mandatory-vaccinate-or-mask-policy-at-healthcare-facilities-in-british-columbia-canada
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Alexandra Nunn, Audrey C Campbell, Monika Naus, Jeffrey C Kwong, David Puddicombe, Susan Quach, Bonnie Henry
OBJECTIVES: In 2012, British Columbia (BC) became the first Canadian province to implement an influenza prevention policy requiring healthcare workers (HCW) to either be vaccinated annually against influenza or wear a mask in patient care areas during the influenza season. This study describes an evaluation of influenza policy implementation processes and identifies supports and challenges related to successful policy implementation at the level of healthcare facilities, during the second policy year (2013/14)...
December 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222939/which-outcomes-are-reported-in-cellulitis-trials-results-of-a-review-of-outcomes-included-in-cellulitis-trials-and-a-patient-priority-setting-survey
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REVIEW
E Smith, M Patel, K Thomas
BACKGROUND: There is an emerging need to develop consistent outcomes in clinical trials to allow effective comparison of treatment effects. No systematic review has previously looked at the reporting of outcome measures used in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on treatment and prevention of cellulitis (erysipelas). OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this review was to describe the breadth of outcomes reported from RCTs on cellulitis treatment and prevention. The secondary aim was to identify outcome themes from patient and health care professionals' feedback from a cellulitis priority setting partnership (PSP)...
December 9, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222895/sarcopenia-and-cachexia-evaluation-in-different-healthcare-settings-a-questionnaire-survey-of-health-professionals
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Saori Nakahara, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Keisuke Maeda, Shinta Nishioka, Yoji Kokura
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The rates of sarcopenia and cachexia evaluations by different occupational groups at different settings are unclear. The objectives are to evaluate and compare the relative use of sarcopenia and cachexia evaluations among dietitians and associated healthcare professionals in a diverse range of settings. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Participants were 4,621 members from the Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Nutrition. Settings included acute general wards, convalescent rehabilitation wards, long-term care wards, homecare service, and other settings...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222301/optimizing-the-care-model-for-an-uncomplicated-acute-pain-episode-in-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Paul Telfer, Banu Kaya
The pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and natural history of acute pain in sickle cell disease are unique and require a disease-centered approach that also applies general principles of acute and chronic pain management. The majority of acute pain episodes are managed at home without the need to access health care. The long-term consequences of poorly treated acute pain include chronic pain, adverse effects of chronic opioid usage, psychological maladjustment, poor quality of life, and excessive health care utilization...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215543/fungal-infections-in-patients-with-infected-pancreatic-necrosis-and-pseudocysts-risk-factors-and-outcome
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Philipp A Reuken, Hanna Albig, Jürgen Rödel, Michael Hocke, Uwe Will, Andreas Stallmach, Tony Bruns
OBJECTIVES: Fungal infections in patients with acute pancreatitis are common and potentially life threatening. Data on fungal pancreatic infections are inconsistent. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify risk factors for fungal infection and to determine their impact on survival. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of pathogen spectrum and outcome of infected pancreatic necrosis or pseudocysts from 3 German hospitals from 2002 to 2016. RESULTS: A total of 187 fine-needle aspirations were performed in 113 patients...
December 5, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210749/pulmonary-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-acute-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbations-is-the-evidence-strengthening
#13
Lissa Spencer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This manuscript aims to review the most recent evidence about the benefits of early pulmonary rehabilitation commenced during an acute exacerbation in people with COPD (AECOPD). RECENT FINDINGS: A number of RCTs and an observational study, published between 2015 and 2017, have used different exercise interventions compared with usual medical care in people with moderate-to-severe COPD during an AECOPD. The results show short-term improvement in walking distance, muscle strength, quality of life and anxiety and depression...
November 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207909/the-evolving-role-of-long-term-pharmacotherapy-for-opioid-induced-constipation-in-patients-being-treated-for-noncancer-pain
#14
Brandi L Bowers, Andrew J Crannage
Nationally, the prescription of opioids for acute and chronic pain is increasing. As opioid use continues to expand and become of increased concern for health-care practitioners, so do the adverse effects and long-term management of those effects. Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) presents a unique challenge because tolerance does not develop to this particular adverse effect, making chronic pain management a delicate balance between relieving pain and preventing long-term adverse effects such as constipation and dependence...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207887/burn-care-and-rehabilitation-in-australia-health-professionals-perspectives
#15
Rachel Kornhaber, Greg Rickard, Loyola McLean, Rick Wiechula, Violeta Lopez, Michelle Cleary
OBJECTIVE: To understand health professionals' perspectives of burn care and rehabilitation. DESIGN: Qualitative and semi-structured interviews. SETTING: Australian burn and rehabilitation units. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-two clinicians working in burns units across disciplines and healthcare settings. RESULTS: The data portrayed the health professionals' perspectives of burn care and rehabilitation in Australia...
December 5, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199512/long-term-renal-and-overall-survival-of-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-renal-injury-who-received-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#16
Lingping Wu, Ping Zhang, Yi Yang, Hua Jiang, Yongchun He, Chunping Xu, Huijuan Yan, Qi Guo, Qun Luo, Jianghua Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with the increased short-term mortality of critically ill patients on continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The aim of this research was to evaluate the association of kidney function at discharge with the long-term renal and overall survival of critically ill patients with AKI who were on CRRT in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We retrospectively collected data for critically ill patients with AKI who were admitted to ICU on CRRT at a tertiary metropolitan hospital in China between 2008 and 2013...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196905/oncology-curricula-in-postgraduate-general-dentistry-programs-a-survey-of-residency-program-directors
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Evan B Rosen, Alexander Drew, Joseph M Huryn
Management of patients undergoing treatment for cancer requires a multidisciplinary team including general dentistry providers; however, the relative knowledge and training of general dentists in the management of this patient population are relatively unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess the oncology curricula of postgraduate general dentistry training programs, from the perspective of the program directors, to better understand the opportunities for and/or barriers to dental care for cancer patients...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196781/acute-pulmonary-vasodilator-testing-and-long-term-clinical-course-in-segmental-pulmonary-vascular-disease
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Liezl Domingo, H Sonali Magdo, Ronald W Day
Results of acute pulmonary vasodilator testing (AVT) and the outcome of medical therapy have not been described in patients with segmental pulmonary vascular disease (SPVD). We sought to compare the pulmonary vasodilatory effects of oxygen, oxygen with nitric oxide, and diltiazem, and to describe the clinical course of patients with SPVD and pulmonary hypertension. A retrospective review of 16 patients with pulmonary hypertension and SPVD involving 2-3 major lung segments who underwent AVT between January 2000 and December 2015 was performed...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193557/a-three-goal-model-for-patients-with-multimorbidity-a-qualitative-approach
#19
Neeltje P Vermunt, Mirjam Harmsen, Glyn Elwyn, Gert P Westert, Jako S Burgers, Marcel G Olde Rikkert, Marjan J Faber
BACKGROUND: To meet the challenge of multimorbidity in decision making, a switch from a disease-oriented to a goal-oriented approach could be beneficial for patients and clinicians. More insight about the concept and the implementation of this approach in clinical practice is needed. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to develop conceptual descriptions of goal-oriented care by examining the perspectives of general practitioners (GPs) and clinical geriatricians (CGs), and how the concept relates to collaborative communication and shared decision making with elderly patients with multimorbidity...
November 28, 2017: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191766/jamda-s-new-editors-in-chief-present-a-vision-for-the-journal-of-post-acute-and-long-term-care-medicine
#20
EDITORIAL
Sheryl Zimmerman, Philip D Sloane
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November 28, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
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