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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922580/comparative-analysis-of-peri-operative-outcomes-using-nationally-derived-hospital-discharge-data-relative-to-a-prospective-multi-center-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: compare peri-operative 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: has been learned on the treatment of ASD in the last decade with prospective multicenter collaborative research focusing on this specific condition...
December 2, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922468/optimal-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-programming
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Bindi K Shah
Optimal programming of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) is essential to appropriately treat ventricular tachyarrhythmias and to avoid unnecessary and inappropriate shocks. There have been a series of large clinical trials evaluating tailored programming of ICDs. We reviewed the clinical trials evaluating ICD therapies and detection, and the consensus statement on ICD programming. In doing so, we found that prolonged ICD detection times, higher rate cutoffs, and antitachycardia pacing (ATP) programming decreases inappropriate and painful therapies in a primary prevention population...
January 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919741/implementation-of-a-clinical-documentation-improvement-curriculum-improves-quality-metrics-and-hospital-charges-in-an-academic-surgery-department
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Cynthia Reyes, Alissa Greenbaum, Catherine Porto, John C Russell
BACKGROUND: Accurate clinical documentation (CD) is necessary for many aspects of modern healthcare, including excellent communication, quality metrics reporting, and legal documentation. New requirements have mandated the adoption of ICD-10-CM coding systems, adding another layer of complexity to CD. A clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and ICD-10 training program was created for healthcare providers in our academic surgery department. We aimed to assess the impact of our CDI curriculum by comparing quality metrics, coding and reimbursement before and after implementation of our CDI program...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910033/cytogenetic-resources-and-information
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Etienne De Braekeleer, Jean-Loup Huret, Hossain Mossafa, Philippe Dessen
The main databases devoted stricto sensu to cancer cytogenetics are the "Mitelman Database of Chromosome Aberrations and Gene Fusions in Cancer" ( http://cgap.nci.nih.gov/Chromosomes/Mitelman ), the "Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology" ( http://atlasgeneticsoncology.org ), and COSMIC ( http://cancer.sanger.ac.uk/cosmic ).However, being a complex multistep process, cancer cytogenetics are broadened to "cytogenomics," with complementary resources on: general databases (nucleic acid and protein sequences databases; cartography browsers: GenBank, RefSeq, UCSC, Ensembl, UniProtKB, and Entrez Gene), cancer genomic portals associated with recent international integrated programs, such as TCGA or ICGC, other fusion genes databases, array CGH databases, copy number variation databases, and mutation databases...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908173/pacemaker-and-icd-oversensing-induced-by-movements-near-the-mri-scanner-bore
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E Mattei, F Censi, G Calcagnini, R Falsaperla, E Genovese, A Napolitano, V Cannatà
PURPOSE: The effect of the movement near the MRI scanner bore for people with a pacemaker (PM) or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is experimentally evaluated and discussed. METHODS: The authors performed in vitro measurements on a saline-filled human-shaped phantom (male, 170 cm height), equipped first with an MR-conditional PM (bicameral configuration, DDD programming), then with an MR-conditional ICD (biventricular configuration, detection algorithms enable but shock delivery disable)...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882831/quantifying-differences-in-health-care-consumption-for-the-management-of-multiple-sclerosis-within-privately-and-publicly-insured-health-care-programs
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Terrie Livingston, Monica Fay, Ravi Iyer, Wendy Wells, Michael W Pill
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and debilitating disease of the central nervous system that affects more than 570,000 persons in the United States and 2.3 million worldwide. Since most individuals experience initial symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40 years, MS can have a significant effect on health care consumption, quality of life, productivity, and employment over the long-term disease course. Opportunities exist to better understand how benefit design and other nonclinical factors can affect health care delivery and associated costs...
December 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878129/an-epidemiological-study-of-road-traffic-accidents-in-guilan-province-northern-iran-in-2012
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Zahra Mohtasham-Amiri, Saeed Dastgiri, Ali Davoudi-Kiakalyeh, Ali Imani, Keyvan Mollarahimi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the epidemiological characteristics of the road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Guilan province, northern Iran. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional study which included all of RTIs admitted to medical centers of Guilan province (northern Iran) during 2012. ICD-10 was used as diagnostic criteria. Demographic variables also injury circumstance and in hospital variables such as length of stay, time of admission, type of surgery, ICU admission, final outcome and mechanism of injury, anatomical part of injury according to Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) classification were derives from records by trained research team...
October 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873453/does-improvement-of-cognitive-functioning-by-cognitive-remediation-therapy-effect-work-outcomes-in-severe-mental-illness-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emi Ikebuchi, Sayaka Sato, Sosei Yamaguchi, Michiyo Shimodaira, Ayano Taneda, Norifumi Hatsuse, Yukako Watanabe, Masuhiro Sakata, Naoko Satake, Masaaki Nishio, Jun-Ichiro Ito
AIM: The aim of this study is to clarify whether improvement of cognitive functioning by cognitive remediation therapy can improve work outcome in schizophrenia and other severe mental illness when combined with supported employment. METHODS: The Subjects of this study were persons with severe mental illness diagnosed with schizophrenia, major depression, or bipolar disorder (ICD-10) and cognitive dysfunction who participated in both cognitive remediation using the Thinking Skills for Work program and supported employment program in a multisite, randomized controlled study...
November 21, 2016: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872797/lovastatin-lowers-the-risk-of-breast-cancer-a-population-based-study-using-logistic-regression-with-a-random-effects-model
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Rimi Murakami, Chiehfeng Chen, Shu-Yu Lyu, Ching-En Lin, Pei-Chuan Tzeng, Tzu-Feng Wang, Juei-Chin Chang, Ying-Hua Shieh, I-Fan Chen, Shihping Kevin Huang, Hui-Wen Lin
BACKGROUND: Laboratory studies have demonstrated statin-induced apoptosis of cancer cells, including breast cancer cells, and evidence is accumulating on the mechanism of statin-induced apoptosis. However, despite numerous epidemiological studies, no consensus has been reached regarding the relationship between statin use and breast cancer risk. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study enrolled 4332 breast cancer patients and 21,660 age-matched controls registered in the National Health Insurance program of Taiwan, which covers approximately 99% of the population...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869383/-geographic-distribution-of-perinatal-mortality-due-to-congenital-malformations-in-colombia-1999-2008-an-analysis-of-vital-statistics-data
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Sandra Patricia Misnaza, Claudia Patricia Roncancio, Isabel Cristina Peña, Franklin Edwin Prieto
INTRODUCTION: During 2012, 13% of the deaths worldwide in children under the age of 28 days were due to congenital malformations. In Colombia, congenital malformations are the second leading cause of infant mortality. Objective: To determine the geographical distribution of extended perinatal mortality due to congenital malformations in Colombia between 1999 and 2008. Materials and methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study. We revised all death certificates issued between 1999 and 2008...
September 1, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863971/systemic-inaccuracies-in-the-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-database-implications-for-accuracy-and-validity-for-neurosurgery-outcomes-research
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John D Rolston, Seunggu J Han, Edward F Chang
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) provides a rich database of North American surgical procedures and their complications. Yet no external source has validated the accuracy of the information within this database. Using records from the 2006 to 2013 NSQIP database, we used two methods to identify errors: (1) mismatches between the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code that was used to identify the surgical procedure, and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) post-operative diagnosis: i...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861473/-direct-cost-of-primary-care-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-adults-by-grd-in-third-level-of-care
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Rodolfo Barragán-Hervella, Álvaro Montiel-Jarquín, Iván Limón-Serrano, Víctor Escobedo-Sosa, Jorge Loría-Castellanos
OBJECTIVE: To describe the direct cost of primary health care for patients with mild traumatic head injury in a third level medical facility. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study in 219 patients with mild traumatic brain injury (GRD 090 S06.0 ICD-10 including uncomplicated concussion without complication and increased comorbidity). LOCATION: A medical unit of tertiary care in the State of Puebla, Mexico. MAIN MEASUREMENTS: Direct costs were taken from ACDO...
November 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855698/perceptions-and-experiences-of-patients-living-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-a-systematic-review-and-meta-synthesis
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Sim Leng Ooi, Hong-Gu He, Yanhong Dong, Wenru Wang
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac deaths have become a growing major public health concern that affects the world. Despite the various etiologies, life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias attribute the main cause of sudden cardiac deaths. Therefore in certain groups of high-risk patients, the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) has been recommended as either a secondary or primary prophylactic method of prevention. OBJECTIVE: To summarise the perceptions of ICD recipients and provide an overview of their experiences with regards to the quality of life, coping strategies, and learning needs...
November 17, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852256/health-conditions-of-inmates-in-italy
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Fabio Voller, Caterina Silvestri, Gianrocco Martino, Eleonora Fanti, Giorgio Bazzerla, Fabio Ferrari, Marco Grignani, Sandro Libianchi, Antonio Maria Pagano, Franco Scarpa, Cristina Stasi, Teresa Di Fiandra
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that prison is characterized by a higher prevalence of chronic diseases than unconfined settings. The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics and health of inmates, focusing on internal diseases. METHODS: We designed a specific clinical record using the Python programming language. We considered all of the diagnoses according to the ICD-9-CM. RESULTS: Of a total of 17,086 inmates, 15,751 were enrolled in our study (M = 14,835; F = 869), corresponding to 92...
November 16, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835525/assessing-the-risk-of-intussusception-and-rotavirus-vaccine-safety-in-canada
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Steven Hawken, Robin Ducharme, Laura C Rosella, Eric I Benchimol, Joanne M Langley, Kumanan Wilson, Natasha S Crowcroft, Scott A Halperin, Shalina Desai, Monika Naus, Carolyn J Sanford, Salah M Mahmud, Shelley L Deeks
BACKGROUND: Intussusception has been identified as a rare adverse event following rotavirus immunization. We sought to determine the incidence of intussusception among infants in Canada both before and after introduction of rotavirus immunization programs. METHODS: We used Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) to identify infants under 1 year of age who were admitted to a Canadian hospital, which the exception of Quebec, which does not submit data to CIHI, with a diagnosis of intussusception (ICD-10 code K56...
November 11, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833919/the-impact-of-walking-exercises-and-resistance-training-upon-the-walking-distance-in-patients-with-chronic-lower-limb-ischaemia
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Maria Szymczak, Grzegorz Oszkinis, Marian Majchrzycki
Objective. The objective of this paper is to compare the impact of supervised walking and resistance training upon the walking distance in PAD patients. Materials and Methods. The examination involved 50 PAD patients at the 2nd stage of the disease according to Fontaine's scale. The participants were randomly allocated to two groups: one exercising on the treadmill (n = 24) and one performing resistance exercises of lower limbs (n = 26). Results. The 12-week program of supervised rehabilitation led to a significant increase in the intermittent claudication distance measured both on the treadmill and during the 6-minute walking test...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832754/prevalence-and-socio-economic-burden-of-heart-failure-in-an-aging-society-of-south-korea
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Hankil Lee, Sung-Hee Oh, Hyeonseok Cho, Hyun-Jai Cho, Hye-Young Kang
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in South Korea. With the rapidly aging population in the country, the prevalence of HF and its associated costs are expected to rise continuously. This study was carried out to estimate the prevalence and economic burden of HF in order to understand its impact on our society. METHODS: A prevalence-based, cost-of-illness study was conducted using the 2014 Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-National Patients Sample (HIRA-NPS) data...
November 10, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825963/mailed-outreach-program-increases-ultrasound-screening-of-patients-with-cirrhosis-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Amit G Singal, Jasmin A Tiro, Jorge A Marrero, Katharine McCallister, Caroline Mejias, Brian Adamson, Wendy Pechero Bishop, Noel O Santini, Ethan A Halm
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Surveillance of patients with cirrhosis increases early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and prolongs survival. However, its effectiveness is limited by underuse, particularly among racial/ethnic minorities and individuals of low socioeconomic status. We compared effectiveness of mailed outreach strategies, with and without patient navigation, in increasing the numbers of patients with cirrhosis undergoing surveillance for HCC in a racially diverse and socioeconomically disadvantaged cohort...
November 5, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816198/rectourethral-fistulas-a-comparison-of-the-national-inpatient-sample-and-the-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program
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Andrew T Schlussel, Michael B Lustik, Conor P Delaney, Sharon L Stein, Harry L Reynolds, Anthony J Senagore, Eric K Johnson, Scott R Steele
BACKGROUND: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) and the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) may be used to evaluate outcomes for uncommon conditions such as rectourethral fistulas (RUFs). We sought to review cases of RUFs and compare variables from both registries to evaluate disparities among reported data. METHODS: Review of NSQIP (2005-2013) and NIS (2006-2011) of all patients with a RUF or RUF repair based on ICD-9-CM or CPT coding. RESULTS: The NSQIP and NIS data sets were compared based on International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis coding for a RUF (599...
September 4, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815745/a-new-perspective-on-the-value-of-minimally-invasive-colorectal-surgery-payer-provider-and-patient-benefits
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Deborah S Keller, Anthony J Senagore, Kathryn Fitch, Andrew Bochner, Eric M Haas
BACKGROUND: The clinical benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) are proven, but overall financial benefits are not fully explored. Our goal was to evaluate the financial benefits of MIS from the payer's perspective to demonstrate the value of minimally invasive colorectal surgery. METHODS: A Truven MarketScan(®) claim-based analysis identified all 2013 elective, inpatient colectomies. Cases were stratified into open or MIS approaches based on ICD-9 procedure codes; then costs were assessed using a similar distribution across diagnosis related groups (DRGs)...
November 4, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
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