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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-day-readmission-among-medicare-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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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 1/1/2012 through 1/31/2014. 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...
May 12, 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-1-786-patients
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David N Bernstein, Caroline Thirukumaran, Ahmed Saleh, Robert W Molinari, Addisu Mesfin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate risk factors and complications from 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 (ACS NSQIP). Patients aged 65 and older who underwent cervical spine surgery from 2005-2013 were identified using ICD-9-CM diagnosis and CPT codes. Outcome data was classified as: major complication, minor complication, readmission, or mortality...
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
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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...
June 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 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
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
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