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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916877/bile-duct-injury-and-morbidity-following-cholecystectomy-a-need-for-improvement
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Meredith Barrett, Horacio J Asbun, Hung-Lung Chien, L Michael Brunt, Dana A Telem
BACKGROUND: Bile duct injury (BDI) remains the most dreaded complication following cholecystectomy with serious repercussions for the surgeon, patient and entire healthcare system. In the absence of registries, the true incidence of BDI in the United States remains unknown. We aim to identify the incidence of BDI requiring operative intervention and overall complications after cholecystectomy. METHODS: Utilizing the Truven Marketscan(®) research database, 554,806 patients who underwent cholecystectomy in calendar years 2011-2014 were identified using ICD-9 procedure and diagnosis codes...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916511/failure-to-treat-life-threatening-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-contemporary-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-implications-for-strategic-programming
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Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, Jacob Moesgaard Larsen, Jens Brock Johansen, Moeen Abedin, Charles D Swerdlow
BACKGROUND: In clinical trials, manufacturer-specific, strategic programming of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), including faster detection rates, reduces unnecessary therapy but permits therapy for ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (VF). Present consensus recommends a generic rate threshold between 185 and 200 beats per minute, which exceeds the rate tested in clinical trials for some manufacturers. In a case series, we sought to determine the relationship between programmed parameters and failure of modern ICDs to treat VF...
September 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900864/ventricular-tachycardia-with-icd-shocks-when-to-medicate-and-when-to-ablate
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Amir AbdelWahab, John Sapp
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ventricular tachycardia occurrence in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients may result in shock delivery and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In addition, shocks may have deleterious mechanical and psychological effects. Prevention of ventricular tachycardia (VT) recurrence with the use of antiarrhythmic drugs or catheter ablation may be warranted. Antiarrhythmic drugs are limited by incomplete efficacy and an unfavorable adverse effect profile...
September 13, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887360/initial-clinical-experience-with-a-new-automated-antitachycardia-pacing-algorithm-feasibility-and-safety-in-an-ambulatory-patient-cohort
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Raymond Yee, John D Fisher, Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green, Timothy W Smith, David N Kenigsberg, Robert Canby, Troy Jackson, Robert Taepke, Paul DeGroot
BACKGROUND: Antitachycardia pacing (ATP) in implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) decreases patient shock burden but has recognized limitations. A new automated ATP (AATP) based on electrophysiological first principles was designed. The study objective was to assess the feasibility and safety of AATP in ambulatory ICD patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Enrolled patients had dual chamber or cardiac resynchronization therapy ICDs, history of ≥1 ICD-treated ventricular tachycardias (VT)/ventricular fibrillation episode, or a recorded, sustained monomorphic VT...
September 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887290/individual-feedback-to-reduce-inappropriate-antimicrobial-prescriptions-for-treating-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-an-outpatient-setting-of-a-thai-university-hospital
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Pinyo Rattanaumpawan, Nuttagarn Chuenchom, Visanu Thamlikitkul
BACKGROUND: Excessive antimicrobial use for acute Upper Respiratory InfectionBackground Excessive antimicrobial use for acute Upper Respiratory Infections (URIs) is one of the most common problems in clinical practice. Interventions are needed to reduce antimicrobial overuse in these common infections.s (URIs) is one of the most common problems in clinical practice. Interventions are needed to reduce antimicrobial overuse in these common infections. METHODS: During a 9-month study period (June 2014-February 2015), we conducted a quasi-experimental (pre/post) study among internal medicine residents and fellows in an outpatient setting of Siriraj Hospital, Thailand...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883851/improvement-of-exercise-tolerance-in-cardiopulmonary-testing-with-sustained-safety-after-regular-training-in-outpatients-with-systolic-heart-failure-nyha-iii-and-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-prospective-18-month-randomized-study
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Edyta Smolis-Bąk, Hanna Rymuza, Barbara Kazimierska, Ilona Kowalik, Tomasz Chwyczko, Anna Borowiec, Witold Rongies, Agnieszka Jankowska, Hanna Szwed, Rafał Dąbrowski
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of individual training on the level of physical capacity and echocardiographic parameters in patients with systolic heart failure (SHF), NYHA III and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 84 patients with SHF, randomly assigned to one of two groups: with regular training (ICD-Ex) and a control group (ICD-control). The ICD-Ex group participated in a hospital rehabilitation program which after discharge was individually continued for 6 months in an outpatient setting...
August 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875845/new-trends-in-anti-cancer-therapy-combining-conventional-chemotherapeutics-with-novel-immunomodulators
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Amy L Wilson, Magdalena Plebanski, Andrew N Stephens
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and current research has focused on the discovery of novel approaches to effectively treat this disease. Recently, a considerable number of clinical trials have demonstrated the success of immunomodulatory therapies for the treatment of cancer. Monoclonal antibodies can target components of the immune system to either i) agonise co-stimulatory molecules, such as CD137, OX40 and CD40; or ii) inhibit immune checkpoints, such as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) and its corresponding ligand PD-L1...
August 29, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862407/an-handbook-for-the-clinical-cardiologist-about-crt-icd-a-pratical-guide-about-how-to-survive-during-an-on-call-shift
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Fabiana Lucà, Emilia Biscottini, Laura Cipolletta, Marco Marini, Giorgio Caretta, Alberto Lavorgna, Fabio Vagnarelli, Stefania A DI Fusco, Vincenza Procaccini, Letizia Riva, Gabriele Vianello, Renata DE Maria, Achille Giardina, Michele M Gulizia
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapies (CRTs) have been demonstrated to improve the clinical management and prognosis of selected patients with heart failure. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: CRT devices include both CRT Pacemakers (CRT-P) and CRT defibrillators (CRT-D), with the latter being used to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: A significant advantage of CRTs is the ability to monitor several vital parameters which, thanks to advanced technology, may be remotely assessed...
August 31, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817298/radical-prostatectomy-innovation-and-outcomes-at-military-and-civilian-institutions
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Jeffrey J Leow, Joel S Weissman, Linda Kimsey, Andrew Hoburg, Lorens A Helmchen, Wei Jiang, Nathanael Hevelone, Stuart R Lipsitz, Louis L Nguyen, Steven L Chang
OBJECTIVES: Limited data are available regarding the impact of the type of healthcare delivery system on technology diffusion and associated clinical outcomes. We assessed the adoption of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP), a recent clinical innovation, and whether this adoption altered surgical morbidity for prostate cancer surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of administrative data from TRICARE, the healthcare program of the United States Military Health System...
June 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805358/medicare-program-inpatient-rehabilitation-facility-prospective-payment-system-for-federal-fiscal-year-2018-final-rule
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This final rule updates the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2018 as required by the statute. As required by section 1886(j)(5) of the Social Security Act (the Act), this rule includes the classification and weighting factors for the IRF prospective payment system's (IRF PPS) case-mix groups and a description of the methodologies and data used in computing the prospective payment rates for FY 2018. This final rule also revises the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis codes that are used to determine presumptive compliance under the "60 percent rule," removes the 25 percent payment penalty for inpatient rehabilitation facility patient assessment instrument (IRF-PAI) late transmissions, removes the voluntary swallowing status item (Item 27) from the IRF-PAI, summarizes comments regarding the criteria used to classify facilities for payment under the IRF PPS, provides for a subregulatory process for certain annual updates to the presumptive methodology diagnosis code lists, adopts the use of height/weight items on the IRF-PAI to determine patient body mass index (BMI) greater than 50 for cases of single-joint replacement under the presumptive methodology, and revises and updates measures and reporting requirements under the IRF quality reporting program (QRP)...
August 3, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799814/electromagnetic-interference-of-dental-equipment-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators
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Manoela Teixeira de Sant'Anna Dadalti, Antônio José Ledo Alves da Cunha, Marcos César Pimenta de Araújo, Luis Gustavo Belo de Moraes, Patrícia de Andrade Risso
OBJECTIVE: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are subject to electromagnetic interference (EMI). The aim of this study was to assess both the EMI of dental equipments with ICDs and related factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: High- and low-speed handpieces, an electric toothbrush, an implant motor and two types of ultrasonic devices were tested next to an ICD with different sensitivity settings. The ICD was immersed in a saline solution with electrical resistance of 400-800 ohms to simulate the resistance of the human body...
August 11, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791577/-barbie-doll-syndrome-a-case-report-of-body-dysmorphic-disorder
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Maria Gruber, Rebecca Jahn, Karin Stolba, Michael Ossege
BACKGROUND: This case report aims to present a 37-year-old women striving to shape her body like a Barbie doll of which she has been fascinated since childhood. She could hardly tolerate any deviation from this beauty ideal. She has been admitted to the psychosomatic ward due to an eating disorder. METHODS: The ICD-10 and DSM-5 criteria were established for axis I disorders and the German version of the SCID II interview (for DSM-4) was applied for axis II disorders...
August 8, 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765794/diabetes-as-an-independent-predictor-for-extended-length-of-hospital-stay-and-increased-adverse-post-operative-events-in-patients-treated-surgically-for-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Nancy Worley, John Buza, Cyrus M Jalai, Gregory W Poorman, Louis M Day, Shaleen Vira, Shearwood McClelland Iii, Virginie Lafage, Peter G Passias
BACKGROUND: Diabetes as an independent driver of peri-operative outcomes, and whether its severity impacts indications is conflicted in the research. The purpose of this study is to evaluate diabetes as a predictor for postoperative outcomes in cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) patients. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients treated surgically for CSM (ICD-9 721.1) from 2010-2012 in the prospectively-collected American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764273/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-psychiatric-inpatients-a-hospital-based-study-from-kashmir
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Tajamul Hussain, Mushtaq Ahmad Margoob, Sheikh Shoib, Mahak Shafat, Rajesh Kumar Chandel
INTRODUCTION: Over the last fifty years there has been dramatic change in the human environment, behaviours and way-of-life. These changes have resulted in escalating rates of metabolic syndrome not only in general population but also among people with mental illness. Various factors, like the lack of exercise, use of psychotropic medications and inadequate medical care leads to the increased risk of metabolic changes among people with mental illness. Hence, there is a greater need to evaluate metabolic syndrome in this population...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742736/comparative-analysis-of-perioperative-outcomes-using-nationally-derived-hospital-discharge-data-relative-to-a-prospective-multicenter-surgical-database-of-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Gregory W Poorman, Peter G Passias, Aaron J Buckland, Cyrus M Jalai, Michael Kelly, Daniel M Sciubba, Brian J Neuman, D Kojo Hamilton, Amit Jain, Bassel Diebo, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Eric O Klineberg
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of three prospectively collected databases. OBJECTIVE: To compare perioperative outcomes in Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) surgeries in a surgeon-run (SR-ASD) and two national databases: the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Much has been learned on the treatment of ASD in the last decade with prospective multicenter collaborative research focusing on this specific condition...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733766/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-a-single-center-prospective-study
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Mrinal Yadava, Matthew Nugent, Angela Krebsbach, Jessica Minnier, Peter Jessel, Charles A Henrikson
PURPOSE: Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have traditionally been a contraindication for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent studies suggest that MRI can be conducted safely in select patients with pacemakers (PPMs) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). We sought to determine the safety of MRI in patients with CIEDs, using a protocol for patient selection and device programming. METHODS: This is a prospective, single-center study...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725166/tuberculosis-and-hiv-are-the-leading-causes-of-adult-death-in-northwest-ethiopia-evidence-from-verbal-autopsy-data-of-dabat-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-2007-2013
#17
Yigzaw Kebede, Gashaw Andargie, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tadesse Awoke, Mezgebu Yitayal, Solomon Mekonnen, Mamo Wubshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Yihunie Lakew, Kassahun Alemu
BACKGROUND: Reliable data on causes of death form the basis for building evidence on health policy, planning, monitoring, and evaluation. In Ethiopia, the majority of deaths occur at home and civil registration systems are not yet functional. The main objective of verbal autopsy (VA) is to describe the causes of death at the community or population level where civil registration and death certification systems are weak and where most people die at home without having had contact with the health system...
2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716042/tuberculosis-and-hiv-are-the-leading-causes-of-adult-death-in-northwest-ethiopia-evidence-from-verbal-autopsy-data-of-dabat-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-2007-2013
#18
Yigzaw Kebede, Gashaw Andargie, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tadesse Awoke, Mezgebu Yitayal, Solomon Mekonnen, Mamo Wubshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Yihunie Lakew, Kassahun Alemu
BACKGROUND: Reliable data on causes of death form the basis for building evidence on health policy, planning, monitoring, and evaluation. In Ethiopia, the majority of deaths occur at home and civil registration systems are not yet functional. The main objective of verbal autopsy (VA) is to describe the causes of death at the community or population level where civil registration and death certification systems are weak and where most people die at home without having had contact with the health system...
July 17, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709811/arrhythmic-risk-stratification-in-non-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-where-do-we-stand-after-danish
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REVIEW
Polychronis Dilaveris, Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Konstantinos A Gatzoulis
Publication of the DANISH randomized trial led to considerable debate, given that it demonstrated no survival benefit stemming from current implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) allocation criteria in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM). Consequently, a thorough reconsideration of our approach to sudden cardiac death (SCD)-risk stratification appears to be in order. NIDCM encompasses a wide spectrum of disease entities, often with differing arrhythmogenicity; however, in its kernel, is still defined by the fundamentals of electrophysiology that dictate that abnormal tissue, exhibiting altered electrophysiological properties is necessary for arrhythmogenesis, but not enough, given that formation of functional circuits is required...
June 7, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702257/the-relationship-between-diabetes-mellitus-and-30-day-readmission-rates
#20
Stephanie Ostling, Jennifer Wyckoff, Scott L Ciarkowski, Chih-Wen Pai, Hae Mi Choe, Vinita Bahl, Roma Gianchandani
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that 9.3% of the population in the United States have diabetes mellitus (DM), 28% of which are undiagnosed. The high prevalence of DM makes it a common comorbid condition in hospitalized patients. In recent years, government agencies and healthcare systems have increasingly focused on 30-day readmission rates to determine the complexity of their patient populations and to improve quality. Thirty-day readmission rates for hospitalized patients with DM are reported to be between 14...
2017: Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
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