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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625400/successful-treatment-of-ventricular-fibrillation-storm-triggered-by-short-long-short-sequence-time-to-avoid-managed-ventricular-pacing
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Hilmi Alnsasra, Yuval Konstantino, Sergiy Bereza, Moti Haim
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by ventricular tachyarrhythmia that can be effectively treated by implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. We report of a 28-year-old man with HCM and a dual chamber ICD, originally implanted for primary prevention of SCD, (programmed to AAI(R)-DDD(R); managed ventricular pacing (MVP) mode, Medtronic Inc. St Paul, MN USA). He presented with recurrent ICD shocks due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) despite antiarrhythmic therapy...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625384/effects-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shock-and-antitachycardia-pacing-on-anxiety-and-quality-of-life-a-madit-rit-substudy
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Alessandro Paoletti Perini, Valentina Kutyifa, Peter Veazie, James P Daubert, Claudio Schuger, Wojciech Zareba, Scott McNitt, Spencer Rosero, Christine Tompkins, Luigi Padeletti, Arthur J Moss
Effects of implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) shocks and antitachycardia pacing (ATP) on anxiety and quality of life (QoL) in ICD patients are poorly understood. METHODS: We evaluated changes in QoL from baseline to 9-month follow-up using the EQ-5D questionnaire in patients enrolled in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Reduce Inappropriate Therapy (MADIT-RIT) (n=1,268). We assessed anxiety levels using the Florida Shock Anxiety Scale (1-10 score) in patients with appropriate or inappropriate shocks or ATP compared to those with no ICD therapy during the first 9 months postimplant...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607617/influence-of-myopotential-interference-on-the-wavelet-discrimination-algorithm-in-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Kazuya Mizukami, Hisashi Yokoshiki, Hirofumi Mitsuyama, Masaya Watanabe, Taro Tenma, Rui Kamada, Masayuki Takahashi, Ryo Sasaki, Motoki Maeno, Hiroyuki Tsutsui
BACKGROUND: Wavelet is a morphology-based algorithm for detecting ventricular tachycardia. The electrogram (EGM) source of the Wavelet algorithm is nominally programmed with the Can-RV coil configuration, which records a far-field ventricular potential. Therefore, it may be influenced by myopotential interference. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 40 outpatients who had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with the Wavelet algorithm. The percent-match score of the Wavelet algorithm was measured during the isometric chest press by pressing the palms together...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606073/associations-between-patient-factors-and-adverse-events-in-the-home-care-setting-a-secondary-data-analysis-of-two-canadian-adverse-event-studies
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Nancy A Sears, Régis Blais, Michael Spinks, Michèle Paré, G Ross Baker
BACKGROUND: Early identification of patients at who have a higher risk for the occurrence of harm can provide patient safety improvement opportunities. Patient factors contribute to adverse event occurrence. The study aim was to identify a single, parsimonious model of home care patient factors that, regardless of location and differences in home care program management and design factors, could provide a means of locating patients at higher and lower risk of harm. METHODS: Split modeling using secondary analyses of data from two recent Canadian home care patient safety studies was undertaken...
June 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603590/antitachycardia-pacing-programming-in-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-a-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Elia De Maria, Daniele Giacopelli, Ambra Borghi, Letizia Modonesi, Stefano Cappelli
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) programming involves several parameters. In recent years antitachycardia pacing (ATP) has gained an increasing importance in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias, whether slow or fast. It reduces the number of unnecessary and inappropriate shocks and improves both patient's quality of life and device longevity. There is no clear indication regarding the type of ATP to be used, except for the treatment of fast ventricular tachycardias (188 bpm-250 bpm) where it has been shown a greater efficacy and safety of burst compared to ramp; 8 impulses in each sequence of ATP appears to be the best programming option in this setting...
May 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599019/musculoskeletal-problems-in-pianists-and-their-influence-on-professional-activity
#6
María R Ciurana Moñino, Jaume Rosset-Llobet, Luis Cibanal Juan, María D García Manzanares, Juan D Ramos-Pichardo
BACKGROUND: Professional musical performance requires static postures and repetitive movements that may cause musculoskeletal problems in performers. Elite pianists are especially at risk for these disorders, which may cause discomfort but also affect their work. The objective of this study was to describe the most frequent musculoskeletal problems observed in pianists, and to explore the influence of these disorders on their professional activities from the perspective of the pianists themselves...
June 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594913/reduction-in-all-cause-otitis-media-related-outpatient-visits-in-children-after-pcv10-introduction-in-brazil
#7
Ana L Sartori, Ruth Minamisava, Ana L Bierrenbach, Cristiana M Toscano, Eliane T Afonso, Otaliba L Morais-Neto, José L F Antunes, Elier B Cristo, Ana Lucia Andrade
Few studies have reported the effect of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) on otitis media (OM) in infants. In particular, no population-based study in upper-middle income countries is available. In 2010, Brazil introduced PCV10 into its routine National Immunization Program using a 3+1 schedule. We measured the impact of PCV10 on all-cause OM in children. An interrupted time-series analysis was conducted in Goiânia/Brazil considering monthly rates (per 100,000) of all-cause OM outpatient visits in children aged 2-23 months...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554211/the-breathmobile-improves-the-asthma-medication-ratio-and-decreases-emergency-department-utilization
#8
Tricia Morphew, Wendy Altamirano, Stanley L Bassin, Stanley P Galant
OBJECTIVES: An Asthma Medication Ratio (AMR) of ≥0.50 has gained recognition as a metric related to improved asthma outcomes. The goals of this study were to evaluate asthma outcomes in relation to this threshold in Hispanic children with high-risk asthma and to compare the effectiveness of the Breathmobile (BM) program with usual care (UC), utilizing the AMR-related emergency department utilization (ED) rate. STUDY DESIGN: Healthcare utilization and prescription claims recorded January 1, 2011, to June 23, 2014, were evaluated pre- versus post year in 164 Medicaid-enrolled children, aged 2 to 18 years, with high-risk persistent asthma (BM group: n = 72; UC group: n = 92)...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534204/-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-ion-channel-diseases
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REVIEW
Christian Wolpert, Mara Vogel, Christian Nagel, Claudia Herrera-Siklody, Norman Rüb
In patients with ion channel disease the predominant arrhythmias are polymorphic ventricular tachycardias (VT), torsade de pointes tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation (VF). In only extremely rare cases is very rapid monomorphic ventricular tachycardia observed. This is why implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) should always be programmed for treatment of VF only with high detection rates to avoid inappropriate discharges. In idiopathic VF and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), no baseline electrocardiographic abnormalities can be detected, whereas in Brugada syndrome, long QT syndrome, early repolarisation syndrome and Anderson-Tawil syndrome alterations of the baseline ECG are very important to identify patients at risk...
May 22, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498094/predictors-of-all-cause-30%C3%A2-day-readmission-among-medicare-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#10
Jenna Collins, Ibrahim M Abbass, Raymond Harvey, Brandon Suehs, Claudia Uribe, Jonathan Bouchard, Todd Prewitt, Tony DeLuzio, Elsie Allen
OBJECTIVE: Readmission is costly among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans; identifying high-risk patients is necessary for targeting reduction programs. The objective of this study was to develop a claims-based algorithm to predict all-cause 30 day readmission among patients with T2DM. METHODS: This study used administrative data from 1 January 2012 through 31 January 2014. The cohort included hospitalized T2DM patients, aged 18-90 with ≥12 months' continuous enrollment before an unplanned hospital admission and ≥1 month of enrollment post-discharge, excluding patients in long-term care >30 days pre-index...
June 9, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464590/-analysis-of-incidence-and-mortality-for-upper-digestive-tract-cancers-and-results-of-early-detection-and-treatment-program-in-feicheng-shandong-province
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L Yi, T Zhao, Y Y Li, W Q Chen, D L Zhao
Objective: To investigate the trend of esophageal and stomach cancer incidence and mortality in Feicheng during 2000 to 2013, and to evaluate the effects of the national project of screening for upper digestive tract cancers from 2006 to 2015 in Feicheng. Methods: We collected 26 569 cases, which were coded of C15 and C16 in the 10th edition of international classification of diseases (ICD) during the period of 2000-2013. The data came from cancer registration system of Feicheng, Shandong Province, China. These cases already covered 21 679 882 person-year...
May 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456739/complications-and-readmission-after-cervical-spine-surgery-in-elderly-patients-an-analysis-of-1786-patients
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David N Bernstein, Caroline Thirukumaran, Ahmed Saleh, Robert W Molinari, Addisu Mesfin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate risk factors and complications of cervical spine surgery in elderly patients. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Patients ≥65 years old who underwent cervical spine surgery from 2005 to 2013 were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification diagnosis and Current Procedural Terminology codes...
April 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435918/cost-analysis-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-surgery-early-discharge-decreases-hospital-costs-much-less-than-intraoperative-variables-under-the-control-of-the-surgeon
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Brandon L Raudenbush, David P Gurd, Ryan C Goodwin, Thomas E Kuivila, R Tracy Ballock
BACKGROUND: Spinal fusion surgery for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is increasing. Health systems and surgeons are decreasing hospital length of stay (LOS) to decrease costs. The purpose of this study was to review the contribution of an accelerated discharge protocol on the total cost of a single episode of care related to the surgical treatment of AIS at a single institution. METHODS: A retrospective cost analysis was performed over an 18-month period, from January 2014 through June 2015, before and after the institution of an accelerated discharge program...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432794/posttraumatic-stress-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-trajectories-and-vulnerability-factors
#14
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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...
June 2017: LGBT Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399107/-exogenous-organic-disease-of-the-brain-is-a-paradoxical-problem-of-clinical-psychiatry
#19
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
#20
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 was to determine how safe lumbar surgery is in elderly patients. Does patient selection, type of surgery, length of surgery, and other comorbidities in the elderly patient affect complication and readmission rates after surgery? STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: This is a retrospective cohort study...
April 3, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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