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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432794/posttraumatic-stress-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-trajectories-and-vulnerability-factors
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M Habibović, J Denollet, S S Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy is first-line treatment for the primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. Despite the unequivocal medical benefits, living with an ICD may affect patients' psychological functioning and general well-being. We examined the trajectories of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety in patients with an ICD and the vulnerability factors associated with an increased risk of symptoms of PTSD and anxiety...
April 22, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430113/should-physicians-instead-of-industry-representatives-be-the-main-actor-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-follow-up-super-follow-up
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Çağın Mustafa Üreyen, Cem Yunus Baş, İsa Öner Yüksel, Görkem Kuş, Göksel Çağırcı, Şakir Arslan
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study sought to research the adequacy of the follow-up and optimization of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) performed by industry representatives. METHODS: A total of 403 consecutive patients (35% females; median age, 67 years; age range 18-97 years) with either pacemakers (n=246), implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), (n=117) or cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) (n=40) applied to our hospital's outpatient pacemaker clinic for follow-up...
April 19, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424867/j-shaped-relationship-between-habitual-coffee-consumption-and-10-year-2002-2012-cardiovascular-disease-incidence-the-attica-study
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Georgia-Maria Kouli, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Ekavi N Georgousopoulou, Duane D Mellor, Christina Chrysohoou, Adela Zana, Constantine Tsigos, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Christos Pitsavos
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to evaluate the association between coffee consumption and 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence in the ATTICA study, and whether this is modified by the presence or absence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) at baseline. METHODS: During 2001-2002, 3042 healthy adults (1514 men and 1528 women) living in the greater area of Athens were voluntarily recruited to the ATTICA study. In 2011-2012, the 10-year follow-up was performed in 2583 participants (15% of the participants were lost to follow-up)...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423793/automated-classification-of-semi-structured-pathology-reports-into-icd-o-using-svm-in-portuguese
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Michel Oleynik, Diogo F C Patrão, Marcelo Finger
Pathology reports are a main source of information regarding cancer diagnosis and are commonly written following semi-structured templates that include tumour localisation and behaviour. In this work, we evaluated the efficiency of support vector machines (SVMs) to classify pathology reports written in Portuguese into the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O), a biaxial classification of cancer topography and morphology. A partnership program with the Brazilian hospital A.C. Camargo Cancer Center provided anonymised pathology reports and structured data from 94,980 patients used for training and validation...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402749/mental-health-concerns-and-insurance-denials-among-transgender-adolescents
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Leena Nahata, Gwendolyn P Quinn, Nicole M Caltabellotta, Amy C Tishelman
PURPOSE: Transgender youth are at high risk for mental health morbidities. Based on treatment guidelines, puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormone therapy should be considered to alleviate distress due to discordance between an individual's assigned sex and gender identity. The goals of this study were to examine the: (1) prevalence of mental health diagnoses, self-injurious behaviors, and school victimization and (2) rates of insurance coverage for hormone therapy, among a cohort of transgender adolescents at a large pediatric gender program, to understand access to recommended therapy...
April 12, 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399107/-exogenous-organic-disease-of-the-brain-is-a-paradoxical-problem-of-clinical-psychiatry
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B N Piven
The author considers an important issue of clinical psychiatry - mental or exogenous organic disorders. An analysis of publications of 9 Russian psychiatric journals for the period 2011-2015 and program reports of the XV and XVI Russian psychiatric congresses shows that very small attention is given to this pathology. According to the author's opinion, many aspects of this problem are unexplored or controversial. Some different interpretations of the term 'exogenous organic' makes it uninformative. There are not clear ideas about the structure of the clinical exogenous-organic disorders; their prevalence in different populations is not well studied; their combination with other mental illnesses requires further studies...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385519/complications-and-readmission-after-lumbar-spine-surgery-in-elderly-patients-an-analysis-of-2-320-patients
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Ahmed Saleh, Caroline Thirukumaran, Addisu Mesfin, Robert W Molinari
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is a paucity of literature describing risk factors for adverse outcomes after geriatric lumbar spinal surgery. As the geriatric population increases, so does the number of lumbar spinal surgeries in this cohort. PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to determine how safe is lumbar surgery in elderly patients? Does patient selection, type of surgery, length of surgery, and other elderly patient comorbidities affect complication and readmission rates after surgery? STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective Cohort Study PATIENT SAMPLE: American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) Database...
April 3, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367375/the-hospital-score-and-lace-index-as-predictors-of-30-day-readmission-in-a-retrospective-study-at-a-university-affiliated-community-hospital
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Robert Robinson, Tamer Hudali
INTRODUCTION: Hospital readmissions are common, expensive, and a key target of the Medicare Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program. Validated risk assessment tools such as the HOSPITAL score and LACE index have been developed to identify patients at high risk of hospital readmission so they can be targeted for interventions aimed at reducing the rate of readmission. This study aims to evaluate the utility of HOSPITAL score and LACE index for predicting hospital readmission within 30 days in a moderate-sized university affiliated hospital in the midwestern United States...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340005/inappropriate-shocks-in-single-chamber-and-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Angelo Auricchio, J Harrison Hudnall, Edward J Schloss, Laurence D Sterns, Takashi Kurita, Albert Meijer, Dedra H Fagan, Tyson Rogers
Aims: Single-chamber (VR-ICD) and subcutaneous (S-ICD) implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are effective to protect patients against sudden death but expose them to higher risk of inappropriate shock (IS). We sought to quantify the annual rate and influencing factors of ISs in VR- and S-ICDs from the literature. Methods and results: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched for full text articles with IS rates. Poisson distribution estimated proportion of patients with ISs; rates were annualized based on follow-up duration...
March 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326565/erroneous-magnet-positioning-leads-to-failure-of-inhibition-of-inappropriate-shock-during-fast-conducting-atrial-fibrillation-episodes
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Hans Römers, Vincent VAN Dijk, Jippe Balt
We present the case of a 75-year-old patient with a single-chamber St. Jude Medical internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD; St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA) for primary prevention, who was admitted with 39 inappropriate ICD shocks because of atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular frequention, despite magnet placement. Review of the device manual and literature revealed that apart from different responses to magnet placement programmed for the various manufacturers, the type of magnet and the positioning can be of specific interest...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295869/predictors-of-short-term-clinical-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Cecilia Linde, William T Abraham, Michael R Gold, J Claude Daubert, Anthony S L Tang, James B Young, Lou Sherfesee, J Harrison Hudnall, Dedra H Fagan, John G Cleland
AIMS: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in patients with symptomatic heart failure and QRS prolongation but there is uncertainty about which patient characteristics predict short-term clinical response. METHODS AND RESULTS: In an individual patient meta-analysis of three double-blind, randomized trials, clinical composite score (CCS) at 6 months was compared in patients assigned to CRT programmed on or off. Treatment-covariate interactions were assessed to measure likelihood of improved CCS at 6 months...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279155/acute-dental-infections-managed-in-an-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-program-setting-prospective-analysis-and-public-health-implications
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William J Connors, Heidi H Rabie, Rafael L Figueiredo, Donna L Holton, Michael D Parkins
BACKGROUND: The number of Acute Dental Infections (ADI) presenting for emergency department (ED) care are steadily increasing. Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) programs are increasingly utilized as an alternative cost-effective approach to the management of serious infectious diseases but their role in the management of severe ADI is not established. This study aims to address this knowledge gap through evaluation of ADI referrals to a regional OPAT program in a large Canadian center...
March 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267680/pressure-ulcer-prevalence-and-care-in-indonesian-hospitals-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-evaluation-using-an-extended-donabedian-model
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Yufitriana Amir, Frans E S Tan, Ruud Halfens, Christa Lohrmann, Jos Schols
Although the number of studies on pressure ulcer (PU) occurrence continues to grow, research regarding the quality of PU care and its effect on outcomes is limited. Using an extended Donabedian model, a 1-day, multicenter, cross-sectional evaluation of the quality of PU care was conducted in a convenience sample of Indonesian hospitals among patients ≥18 years of age in the medical, surgical, and intensive care units. Structure (ie, hospital attributes), process (recommended PU preventive measures), and outcome indicators (nosocomial PU prevalence excluding nonblanchable erythema), along with patient characteristics (age, gender, ethnicity, admission days, diseases [per ICD-10], recent surgery, PU categorization [4 categories according to National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel-European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel guidelines], PU history, care dependency, and Braden score) were examined...
February 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261404/using-the-electronic-health-record-to-identify-educational-gaps-for-internal-medicine-interns
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Alvin Rajkomar, Sumant R Ranji, Bradley Sharpe
BACKGROUND : An important component of internal medicine residency is clinical immersion in core rotations to expose first-year residents to common diagnoses. OBJECTIVE : Quantify intern experience with common diagnoses through clinical documentation in an electronic health record. METHODS : We analyzed all clinical notes written by postgraduate year (PGY) 1, PGY-2, and PGY-3 residents on medicine service at an academic medical center July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2014...
February 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258498/mortality-risk-among-screened-subjects-of-the-specific-health-check-and-guidance-program-in-japan-2008-2012
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Kunitoshi Iseki, Koichi Asahi, Kunihiro Yamagata, Shouichi Fujimoto, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Ichiei Narita, Tsuneo Konta, Masato Kasahara, Yugo Shibagaki, Hisako Yoshida, Toshiki Moriyama, Masahide Kondo, Chiho Iseki, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
BACKGROUND: In Japan, the Specific Health Check and Guidance (Tokutei-Kenshin) has started in 2008. However, the relationship between the baseline characteristics and mortality has not been examined. METHODS: Subjects were those who participated at the 2008 Tokutei-Kenshin in six districts with baseline data of serum creatinine. Using National database of death certificate from 2008 to 2012, we identified those who might have died and confirmed further with the collaborations of the regional National Health Insurance agency and public health nurses...
March 3, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258389/inappropriate-icd-discharge-related-to-electrical-muscle-stimulation-in-chiropractic-therapy-a-case-report
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Abhishek Shenoy, Abhishek Sharma, Firehiwot Achamyeleh
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have been shown to reduce mortality in high-risk patients. Despite several advances in programming ICDs, inappropriate shocks persist and continue to be psychologically and physically disturbing. External electromagnetic interference from electrocautery, welding, acupunctures, low-output transcutaneous electric nerve stimulators, and electronic muscle stimulators may result in inappropriate ICD sensing and shock. We present a 63-year-old female who presented to the emergency department after an ICD shock while undergoing electronic muscle stimulation in chiropractic treatment, during which light electrical pulses were sent through skin electrodes...
March 3, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252256/arrhythmic-risk-stratification-in-heart-failure-time-for-the-next-step
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Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Antonios Sideris, Emmanuel Kanoupakis, Skevos Sideris, Nikolaos Nikolaou, Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Theofilos M Kolettis
BACKGROUND: Primary prevention of sudden cardiac death by means of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators constitutes the holy grail of arrhythmology. However, current risk stratification algorithms lead to suboptimal outcomes, by both allocating ICDs to patients not deriving any meaningful survival benefit and withholding them from those erroneously considered as low-risk for arrhythmic mortality. METHODS: In the present review article we will attempt to present shortcomings of contemporary guidelines regarding sudden death prevention in ischemic and dilated cardiomyopathy patients and present available data suggesting encouraging results following implementation of multifactorial approaches, by using multiple modalities, both noninvasive and invasive...
March 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249015/impact-of-ten-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-on-pneumonia-in-finnish-children-in-a-nation-wide-population-based-study
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Arto A Palmu, Hanna Rinta-Kokko, Hanna Nohynek, J Pekka Nuorti, Terhi M Kilpi, Jukka Jokinen
BACKGROUND: The ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) was introduced into the Finnish National Vaccination Program (NVP) in September 2010 using a 2+1 schedule (3, 5, 12 months). We estimated the direct and indirect effects of PCV10 on pneumonia among children to evaluate the public health impact of the vaccine. METHODS: We conducted a nation-wide population-based, observational study comparing rates of pneumonia in children before and after the NVP introduction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240694/improving-clinical-outcomes-for-patients-with-class-iii-heart-failure
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Melissa Shapiro, Angela Macci Bires, Kristen Waterstram-Rich, Thomas W Cline
Heart failure (HF) is a serious medical problem in the United States and is placing a financial strain on the health care system. It is the leading cause of mortality and as the overall incidence continues to increase, so does the economic impact on the health care system. Innovative treatment options, in the form of disease management programs and implantable cardiac devices, such as the CorVue capable implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) pacemaker, offer the promise of an enhanced quality of life and reduced mortality...
April 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240435/ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-defibrillators-triggers-treatment-and-implications
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Mark S Link, Katy Bockstall, Jonathan Weinstock, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Christopher Semsarian, N A Mark Estes, Paolo Spirito, Tammy S Haas, Ethan J Rowin, Martin S Maron, Barry J Maron
INTRODUCTION: Triggers and ICD interventions of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) offer insight into mechanisms and treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: Intracardiac ICD electrograms from 71 HCM patients in the HCM I and II studies were analyzed by three individuals. Rhythms were defined as VF (polymorphic ventricular arrhythmia), VT (monomorphic ventricular tachycardia), and ventricular flutter (VFL; VT ≥ 240 bpm). Physical activity and rhythm preceding the arrhythmia were ascertained...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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