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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634502/impact-of-neurological-follow-up-on-early-hospital-readmission-rates-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Alexander Allen, Todd Barron, Ashley Mo, Richard Tangel, Ruth Linde, Rodney Grim, John Mingle, Ellen Deibert
INTRODUCTION: Despite advances in stroke care, readmission rates for patients with ischemic stroke remain high. Although factors such as age, diabetes, and continuous use of antiplatelet agents have been found to predict readmission rates, the impact of after-hospital care has not been examined. METHODS: The present study reviewed the charts of 416 patients with acute ischemic stroke and recorded stroke-related comorbidities, neurology follow-up within 21 days, readmission at 0 to 30 days, readmission at 31 to 90 days, and any reasons for readmission...
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634037/clinical-benefit-of-drugs-targeting-mitochondrial-function-as-an-adjunct-to-reperfusion-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Gianluca Campo, Rita Pavasini, Giampaolo Morciano, A Michael Lincoff, C Michael Gibson, Masafumi Kitakaze, Jacob Lonborg, Amrita Ahluwalia, Hideki Ishii, Michael Frenneaux, Michel Ovize, Marcello Galvani, Dan Atar, Borja Ibanez, Giampaolo Cerisano, Simone Biscaglia, Brandon J Neil, Masanori Asakura, Thomas Engstrom, Daniel A Jones, Dana Dawson, Roberto Ferrari, Paolo Pinton, Filippo Ottani
AIMS: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCT) comparing the effectiveness of drugs targeting mitochondrial function vs. placebo in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing mechanical coronary reperfusion. METHODS: Inclusion criteria: RCTs enrolling STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and comparing drugs targeting mitochondrial function vs. placebo...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633658/nucleated-red-blood-cells-critical-illness-survivors-and-postdischarge-outcomes-a-cohort-study
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Steven W Purtle, Clare M Horkan, Takuhiro Moromizato, Fiona K Gibbons, Kenneth B Christopher
BACKGROUND: Little is known about risk factors associated with out-of-hospital outcomes in survivors of critical illness. We hypothesized that the presence of nucleated red blood cells in patients who survived critical care would be associated with adverse outcomes following hospital discharge. METHODS: We performed a two-center observational cohort study of patients treated in medical and surgical intensive care units in Boston, Massachusetts. All data were obtained from the Research Patient Data Registry at Partners HealthCare...
June 21, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633411/surgeon-level-variability-in-outcomes-cost-and-comorbidity-adjusted-cost-for-elective-lumbar-decompression-and-fusion
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Silky Chotai, Ahilan Sivaganesan, John A Sielatycki, Kristin R Archer, Richard Call, Matthew J McGirt, Clinton J Devin
BACKGROUND: The costs and outcomes following degenerative spine surgery may vary from surgeon to surgeon. Patient factors such as comorbidities may increase the health care cost. These variations are not well studied. OBJECTIVE: To understand the variation in outcomes, costs, and comorbidity-adjusted cost for surgeons performing lumbar laminectomy and fusions surgery. METHODS: A total of 752 patients undergoing laminectomy and fusion, performed by 7 surgeons, were analyzed...
June 14, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633408/risk-factors-for-readmission-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-within-30-d-of-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery
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Ali A Alattar, Brian R Hirshman, Brandon A McCutcheon, Clark C Chen, Thomas Alexander, Jeffrey Harris, Bob S Carter
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is a well-recognized complication after surgical resection of vestibular schwannomas and is associated with a number of secondary complications, including readmission and meningitis. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for and timing of 30-d readmission with CSF leak. METHODS: Patients who had undergone surgical resection of a vestibular schwannoma from 1995 to 2010 were identified in the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development database...
June 14, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633147/tranexamic-acid-safely-reduced-blood-loss-in-hemi-and-total-hip-arthroplasty-for-acute-femoral-neck-fracture-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Chad D Watts, Matthew T Houdek, S Andrew Sems, William W Cross, Mark W Pagnano
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine whether (1) tranexamic acid (TXA) reduces the incidence of transfusion (2) TXA reduces the calculated blood loss, and (3) there are any observable differences in 30- and 90-day complications with TXA administration during arthroplasty for femoral neck fracture (FNF). DESIGN: Prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Level 1 Academic Trauma Center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: One hundred thirty-eight patients who presented with a low-energy, isolated, FNF (AO 31B) treated with either hemi- or total hip arthroplasty within 72 hours of injury were randomized to either the TXA group (69 patients) or placebo group (69 patients)...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632890/minimally-invasive-surgery-and-its-impact-on-30-day-postoperative-complications-unplanned-readmissions-and-mortality
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A Sood, C P Meyer, F Abdollah, J D Sammon, M Sun, S R Lipsitz, M Hollis, J S Weissman, M Menon, Q-D Trinh
BACKGROUND: A critical appraisal of the benefits of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is needed, but is lacking. This study examined the associations between MIS and 30-day postoperative outcomes including complications graded according to the Clavien-Dindo classification, unplanned readmissions, hospital stay and mortality for five common surgical procedures. METHODS: Patients undergoing appendicectomy, colectomy, inguinal hernia repair, hysterectomy and prostatectomy were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632589/emergency-department-visits-following-elective-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-identifying-gaps-in-continuity-of-care
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Micaela A Finnegan, Robyn Shaffer, Austin Remington, Jereen Kwong, Catherine Curtin, Tina Hernandez-Boussard
BACKGROUND: Major joint replacement surgical procedures are common, elective procedures with a care episode that includes both inpatient readmissions and postoperative emergency department (ED) visits. Inpatient readmissions are well studied; however, to our knowledge, little is known about ED visits following these procedures. We sought to characterize 30-day ED visits following a major joint replacement surgical procedure. METHODS: We used administrative records from California, Florida, and New York, from 2010 through 2012, to identify adults undergoing total knee and hip arthroplasty...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631342/efficacy-of-a-high-observation-protocol-in-major-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Brittany Barber, Jeffrey Harris, Cameron Shillington, Shannon Rychlik, Joseph Dort, Michael Meier, Angela Estey, Adam Elwi, Patty Wickson, Michael Buss, David Zygun, Kal Ansari, Vincent Biron, Daniel O'Connell, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to optimize an existing clinical care pathway (CCP) for head and neck cancer with a high-observation protocol (HOP) and to determine the effect on length of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and length of stay in hospital (LOS). METHODS: The HOP mandated initiation of spontaneous breathing trials before the conclusion of the surgery, weaning of sedation, and limiting mechanical ventilation. All patients with head and neck cancer undergoing primary surgery on the HOP were compared to a historical cohort regarding length of ICU admission, ICU readmissions, and LOS...
June 20, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630372/multitype-events-and-the-analysis-of-heart-failure-readmissions-illustration-of-a-new-modeling-approach-and-comparison-with-familiar-composite-end-points
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Paul M Brown, Justin A Ezekowitz
BACKGROUND: Heart failure-related hospital readmissions and mortality are often outcomes in clinical trials. Patients may experience multiple hospital readmissions over time with mortality acting as a dependent terminal event. Univariate composite end points are used for the analysis of readmissions. We may amend these approaches to include emergency department visits as a further outcome. An alternative multivariate modeling approach that categorizes hospital readmissions and emergency department visits as separate event types is proposed...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629906/can-bundled-payments-be-successful-in-the-medicaid-population-for-primary-joint-arthroplasty
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P Maxwell Courtney, Tori Edmiston, Brian Batko, Brett R Levine
BACKGROUND: Although some bundled payment models have had success in total joint arthroplasty, concerns exist about access to care for higher cost patients who use more resources. The purpose of this study is to determine whether Medicaid patients have increased hospital costs and more resource utilization in a 90-day episode of care than Medicare or privately insured patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of 7268 primary hip and knee arthroplasty patients at a single institution...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629607/post-operative-management-of-perforated-appendicitis-can-clinical-pathways-improve-outcomes
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Robert R Gerard, Barrett A Kielhorn, Laurence E McCahill, Brent Petersen, Andrew J Mullard
BACKGROUND: We sought to decrease organ space infection (OSI) following appendectomy for perforated acute appendicitis (PAA) by minimizing variation in clinical management. OBJECTIVE: A postoperative treatment pathway was developed and four recommendations were implemented: 1) clear documentation of post-operative diagnosis, 2) patients with unknown perforation status to be treated as perforated pending definitive diagnosis, 3) antibiotic therapy to be continued post operatively for 4-7 days after SIRS resolution, and 4) judicious use of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning prior to post-operative day 5...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629433/smoking-and-timing-of-cessation-on-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-after-curative-intent-lung-cancer-surgery
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Sebastian T Lugg, Theofano Tikka, Paula J Agostini, Amy Kerr, Kerry Adams, Maninder S Kalkat, Richard S Steyn, Pala B Rajesh, Ehab Bishay, David R Thickett, Babu Naidu
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a risk factor for postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) following non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) surgery. The optimal timing for preoperative smoking cessation has not been identified. Our study aimed to observe the impact of preoperative smoking cessation on PPC incidence and other postoperative outcomes including long-term survival. METHODS: A prospective study included consecutive patients following resection for NSCLC in a regional thoracic centre over a 4-year period (2010-2014)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629340/hospital-readmission-within-10%C3%A2-years-post-stroke-frequency-type-and-timing
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Gitta Rohweder, Øyvind Salvesen, Hanne Ellekjær, Bent Indredavik
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the hospital readmissions in a 10 year follow-up of a stroke cohort previously studied for acute and subacute complications and to focus on their frequency, their causes and their timing. METHODS: The hospital records of 243 patients, 50% of a cohort of 489 patients acutely and consecutively admitted to our stroke unit in 2002/3, were subjected to review 10 years after the incidental stroke and all acute admissions were examined...
June 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628516/risk-factors-for-readmission-to-hospital-in-adult-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Inge Schjødt, Palle Larsen, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Anna Strömberg, Brian Bridal Løgstrup
The objective of this systematic review is to identify and synthesize the best available evidence on risk factors associated with hospital readmission at different time points within the first year after heart failure (HF) hospitalization in patients suffering from HF with reduced ejection fraction (EF).More specifically, the question is: what are the risk factors for the prediction of hospital readmission within seven, 15, 30, 60, 90, 180 and 365 days of discharge in hospitalized patients with HF with reduced EF aged 18 years or older?...
June 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627404/pattern-and-outcome-of-heart-failure-related-hospitalization-over-5-years-in-a-remote-australian-population-a-retrospective-administrative-data-cohort-of-617-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-cases
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Camilla Tuttle, Matthew Reeves, Ta-Chi Zhong Hu, Ashley K Keates, Stephen Brady, Graeme Maguire, Simon Stewart
AIMS: To understand the pattern and outcomes for heart failure (HF) related hospitalization among Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients living in Central Australia. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective analysis of administrative data for patients presenting with a primary or secondary diagnosis of HF to Central Australia's Alice Springs Hospital during 2008 to 2012 was performed. The population rate of admission and subsequent outcomes (including case-fatality and readmission) during the 5-year study period were examined...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626991/discharge-against-medical-advice-of-elderly-inpatients-in-the-united-states
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Carlijn Lelieveld, Rosanne Leipzig, Licia K Gaber-Baylis, Madhu Mazumdar, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Nicole Zubizarreta, Jashvant Poeran
Discharge against medical advice (DAMA) is associated with greater risk of hospital readmission and higher morbidity, mortality, and costs, but with a rapidly increasing elderly inpatient population, there is a lack of national data on DAMA in this subgroup. The National Inpatient Sample (2003-2013 for trends, 2013 for multivariable analysis, n = 29,290,852) was used to describe trends in DAMA in elderly inpatients, to study diagnosis codes associated with admission, and to assess factors associated with DAMA using multivariable logistic regression...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625692/implementation-of-clinical-effectiveness-guidelines-for-solid-organ-injury-after-trauma-10-year-experience-at-a-level-1-pediatric-trauma-center
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Christine M Leeper, Isam Nasr, Abigail Koff, Christine McKenna, Barbara A Gaines
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic imaging of pediatric blunt abdominal trauma is evolving in light of increased attention to radiation exposure. We hypothesize that the implementation of imaging guidelines has reduced total CT scans without missing clinically significant injury. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed blunt trauma patients age 0-17 with solid organ injury who underwent CT scan at our academic level 1 pediatric trauma center between 2005 and 2014. Variables including total annual trauma admissions and CT scans, demographics, injury characteristics, and procedures were recorded...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625669/role-of-language-discordance-in-complication-and-readmission-rate-after-infrainguinal-bypass
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Elica Inagaki, Alik Farber, Jeffrey Kalish, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Clara Zhu, Denis V Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Mohammad H Eslami
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that language discordance between treatment teams and patients leads to worse patient outcomes, including longer hospital stays, higher rates of readmission, impaired comprehension of discharge instructions, and lower treatment adherence. Yet, there is a paucity of data evaluating the effects of language discordance on postoperative outcomes among vascular surgery patients. This study compared 30-day postoperative complications and readmissions after nonemergent infrainguinal bypass between non-English-speaking (NES) and English-speaking (ES) patients...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625377/one-year-mortality-outcomes-and-hospital-readmissions-of-patients-admitted-with-acute-heart-failure-data-from-the-trivandrum-heart-failure-registry-in-kerala-india
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Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan, Ganapathi Sanjay, Anubha Agarwal, N Pratap Kumar, K Krishna Kumar, Charantharayil Gopalan Bahuleyan, Govindan Vijayaraghavan, Sunitha Viswanathan, Madhu Sreedharan, R Biju, N Rajalekshmi, Tiny Nair, Krishnan Suresh, Panniyammakal Jeemon
BACKGROUND: There are sparse data on outcomes of patients with heart failure (HF) from India. The objective was to evaluate hospital readmissions and 1-year mortality outcomes of patients with HF in Kerala, India. METHODS: We followed 1,205 patients enrolled in the Trivandrum Heart Failure Registry for 1 year. A trained research nurse contacted each participant every 3 months using a structured questionnaire which included hospital readmission and mortality information...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
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