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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646726/trends-in-admission-rates-and-in-hospital-stay-for-venous-thromboembolism
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Sola Mansour, Ghazi Alotaibi, Cynthia Wu, Michael Sean McMurtry
BACKGROUND: Acute venous thromboembolism leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Advances in pharmacotherapy facilitate outpatient care in low-risk acute venous thromboembolism. The proportion of hospitalized acute venous thromboembolism cases and the average length of stay are not known. We sought to identify predictors of hospitalization, changes in hospitalization rates and length of stay of acute venous thromboembolism over a decade in Alberta, Canada. METHODS: Using linked administrative health databases, we identified adult patients diagnosed primarily with acute venous thromboembolism between April 2002 and March 2012...
June 8, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646615/definition-of-healthcare-associated-influenza-a-review-and-results-from-an-international-survey
#2
Elodie Munier-Marion, Thomas Bénet, Philippe Vanhems
AIM: To describe definitions of healthcare-associated influenza (HAI) in recent literature and in hospitals participating in a survey of Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network (SRN) members. METHOD: A review with PubMed search was undertaken to retrieve articles published between 2008 and 2016, focusing on the subject headings "influenza, human" and "cross infection". Definitions of clinical influenza-like illness (ILI) and HAI were identified...
June 24, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646519/the-association-of-health-literacy-with-preventable-ed-visits-a-cross-sectional-study
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Meenakshi P Balakrishnan, Jill Boylston Herndon, Jingnan Zhang, Thomas Payton, Jonathan Shuster, Donna L Carden
BACKGROUND: Policy-makers argue that emergency department (ED) visits for conditions preventable with high-quality outpatient care contribute to waste in the healthcare system. However, access to ambulatory care is uneven, especially for vulnerable populations like minorities, the poor and those with limited health literacy. The impact of limited health literacy on ED visits that are preventable with timely, high-quality ambulatory care is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of health literacy and preventable ED visits...
June 24, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646515/alcohol-abstinence-in-patients-surviving-an-episode-of-alcoholic-hepatitis-prediction-and-impact-on-long-term-survival
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José Altamirano, Hugo López-Pelayo, Javier Michelena, Patricia D Jones, Lluisa Ortega, Pere Ginès, Juan Caballería, Antoni Gual, Ramón Bataller, Anna Lligoña
Alcoholic hepatitis (AH) is the most severe form of alcoholic liver disease. Most studies have focused on short-term prognosis, while factors associated with long-term survival are largely unknown. THE AIMS OF OUR STUDY WERE: 1) to determine the impact of complete abstinence from alcohol on long-term survival and 2) to identify prognostic factors at admission capable of predicting abstinence during long-term follow-up in patients with AH. One hundred and forty-two patients with biopsy-proven AH that survived the first episode were included...
June 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646442/variability-of-adverse-events-in-the-public-health-care-service-of-the-tuscany-region
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Sara Albolino, Riccardo Tartaglia, Tommaso Bellandi, Elisa Bianchini, Giancarlo Fabbro, Silvia Forni, Giulia Cernuschi, Annibale Biggeri
The objective of the study is to analyze the variation of adverse events (AEs) according to the different structure of hospitals. The study is a multicenter, retrospective study. It involves 4 teaching hospitals (THs) and 32 community hospitals, distributed in 12 local trusts (LTs), of the Tuscany Regional Healthcare Service (RHS). A random sample of the clinical records of patients admitted in LTs and THs in 2008 was selected from the database of the hospital discharge records of the centers. Among 11,293 clinical records included, a total of 354 adverse events were identified...
June 23, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646357/management-of-hyperglycemia-and-diabetes-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Rajesh Garg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hyperglycemia in the emergency department (ED) is being recognized as a public health problem and presents a clinical challenge. This review critically summarizes available evidence on the burden, etiology, diagnosis, and practical management strategies for hyperglycemia in the ED. RECENT FINDINGS: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state (HHS) are hyperglycemic emergencies that commonly present to the ED. However, the most common form of hyperglycemia in ED is associated with non-hyperglycemic medical emergencies...
August 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646082/subcutaneous-magnesium-in-the-advanced-cancer-setting
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Stephen J Fenning, Steinunn R Boyce, Paul Wilson, Fran Stretton
Hypomagnesaemia can arise from a variety of causes but is particularly prevalent in cancer populations. This case report describes a patient with recurrent symptomatic hypomagnesaemia, on the background of advanced ovarian cancer and a high-output ileostomy, who was successfully managed on a daily continuous subcutaneous infusion of magnesium via a syringe pump. There is limited published information on the subcutaneous administration of magnesium and, to our knowledge, this is the first case to report its routine delivery over 24 hours in a syringe pump...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645961/cognitive-screening-and-behavioural-observation-of-functional-ability-in-patients-with-multiple-episode-schizophrenia-an-exploratory-study
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Eva Norlin Bagge, Eva Esbjörnsson, Katharina S Sunnerhagen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the usability of a neuropsychological screening instrument and two observation scales of everyday behaviour to describe cognitive and functional capacity of patients with multiepisode schizophrenia and considerable care needs, who frequently refuse to participate in cognitive testing or performance-based functional measurement. SETTING: One psychiatric unit specialised in severe mental illness at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645946/risk-factors-for-admission-at-three-urban-emergency-departments-in-england-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-attendances-over-1-month
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Sharif A Ismail, Ian Pope, Benjamin Bloom, Raquel Catalao, Emilie Green, Rebecca E Longbottom, Gwyneth Jansen, David McCoy, Tim Harris
OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors associated with unscheduled admission following presentation to emergency departments (EDs) at three hospitals in England. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional analysis of attendance data for patients from three urban EDs in England: a large teaching hospital and major trauma centre (site 1) and two district general hospitals (sites 2 and 3). Variables included patient age, gender, ethnicity, deprivation score, arrival date and time, arrival by ambulance or otherwise, a variety of ED workload measures, inpatient bed occupancy rates and admission outcome...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645808/primary-undifferentiated-small-round-cell-sarcoma-of-the-deep-abdominal-wall-with-a-novel-variant-of-t-10-19-cic-dux4-gene-fusion
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Yoshitane Tsukamoto, Hiroyuki Futani, Shinichi Yoshiya, Takahiro Watanabe, Takako Kihara, Shohei Matsuo, Seiichi Hirota
We experienced a 38-year-old Japanese male with t(10;19) CIC-DUX4 -positive undifferentiated small round cell sarcoma in the deep abdominal wall. Three months before his first visit to our hospital, he noticed a mass in his right abdominal wall. Computed tomography on admission revealed a solid abdominal tumor 70×53mm in size and multiple small tumors in both lungs. The biopsy of the abdominal tumor revealed undifferentiated small round cell sarcoma, suggestive of Ewing sarcoma. Under the clinical diagnosis of Ewing-like sarcoma of the abdominal wall with multiple lung metastases, several cycles of ICE (ifosfamide, carboplatin and etoposide) therapy were performed...
June 6, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645805/pre-admission-cha2ds2-vasc-score-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-cerebrovascular-events
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Guy Topaz, David Pereg, Mony Shuvy, Stefan Mausbach, Itzhak Kimiagar, Gregory Telman, Yona Kitay-Cohen, Dina Vorobeichik, Nir Shlomo, David Tanne
BACKGROUND: The CHA2DS2-VASc score has been recommended for the assessment of thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. Data regarding the association between the pre-admission CHA2DS2-VASc score and the outcome of patients with stroke and TIA are scarce. We aimed to assess the predictive value of pre-admission CHA2DS2-VASc score for early risk stratification of patients with acute cerebrovascular event. METHODS: The study group consisted of 8309 patients (53% males, mean age of 70±13...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645736/liver-transplantation-in-the-most-severely-ill-cirrhotic-patients-a-multicenter-study-in-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-grade-3
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Florent Artru, Alexandre Louvet, Isaac Ruiz, Eric Levesque, Julien Labreuche, Jose Ursic-Bedoya, Guillaume Lassailly, Sebastien Dharancy, Emmanuel Boleslawski, Gilles Lebuffe, Eric Kipnis, Philippe Ichai, Audrey Coilly, Eleonora De Martin, Teresa Maria Antonini, Eric Vibert, Samir Jaber, Astrid Herrerro, Didier Samuel, Alain Duhamel, Georges-Philippe Pageaux, Philippe Mathurin, Faouzi Saliba
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Liver transplantation (LT) for the most severely ill patients with cirrhosis with dysfunction of several organs (accurately assessed by the acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) classification) remains controversial. We aimed to report the results of LT in patients with ACL3 and to compare these patients to non-transplanted patients with cirrhosis and multiple organ dysfunction and to patients transplanted with lower ACLF grade. -Methods: All patients with ACLF3 transplanted in 3 liver ICU were retrospectively included...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645714/retrospective-analysis-on-thermal-injuries-in-children-demographic-etiological-and-clinical-data-of-german-and-austrian-pediatric-hospitals-2006-2015-approaching-the-new-german-burn-registry
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Laura C Tegtmeyer, Georg R Herrnstadt, Sarah L Maier, Oliver C Thamm, Michaela Klinke, Konrad Reinshagen, Ingo Koenigs
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this observational, multi-center study was to reveal epidemiologic, etiological and clinical aspects of hospitalized children with thermal injuries in Germany and Austria and the workup of a renewed web-based pediatric burn registry. METHODS: From 2006 to 2015, comprehensive patient data of thermally injured children in Germany and Austria were collected prospectively. Retrospective analysis of age, gender, mechanism of injury, total body surface area burned, way of admission and length of stay was performed, followed by the comparative analysis between designated burn centers and other pediatric hospitals...
June 20, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645596/endoscopic-removal-of-a-bullet-migrated-to-the-third-ventricle-causing-hydrocephalus-a-case-report
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Aydın Aydoseli, Tugrul Cem Unal, Yavuz Aras, Pulat Akın Sabanci, Emre Altunrende, Nail Izgi
Hydrocephalus caused by an intraventricular bullet is a rare event. We report a case of a man aged 66 years who was admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt with gunshot to the head. The bullet migrated from the frontal parenchyma to the 3rd ventricle 4 days later. On the 21st day of admission, the patient developed hydrocephalus with obstruction of aqueduct. The bullet was then accessed through an endoscopic third ventriculostomy and removed using an endoscope. This is the first case in the literature of foreign object removal from the ventricle via a transcortical endoscopic approach...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645523/elevated-serum-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-level-is-associated-with-poor-functional-outcome-in-ischemic-stroke
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Toshiyuki Tsukagawa, Ryu Katsumata, Mitsugu Fujita, Keizo Yasui, Cassim Akhoon, Kenjiro Ono, Kenji Dohi, Toru Aruga
BACKGROUND: In experimental models, inhibition of high-mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) signaling has been reported to protect against the sequelae of ischemic stroke. Here, we determined the clinical significance of serum HMGB1 levels in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: We enrolled 183 patients (114 men, 69 women; mean age: 72.7 years) over 6 consecutive months. On admission and day 7, we recorded the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale scores and measured serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and HMGB1 levels...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645517/glucose-control-diabetes-status-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-the-continuum-from-intensive-care-unit-admission-to-hospital-discharge
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James S Krinsley, Paula Maurer, Sharon Holewinski, Roy Hayes, Douglas McComsey, Guillermo E Umpierrez, Stanley A Nasraway
OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationships among glycemic control, diabetes mellitus (DM) status, and mortality in critically ill patients from intensive care unit (ICU) admission to hospital discharge. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective investigation of 6387 ICU patients with 5 or more blood glucose (BG) tests and 4462 ICU survivors admitted to 2 academic medical centers from July 1, 2010, through December 31, 2014. We studied the relationships among mean BG level, hypoglycemia (BG level <70 mg/dL [to convert to mmol/L, multiply by 0...
June 7, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645470/significance-of-atrial-fibrillation-complicating-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Tomasz Podolecki, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Jacek Kowalczyk, Ewa Jedrzejczyk-Patej, Andrzej Swiatkowski, Piotr Chodor, Agnieszka Sedkowska, Witold Streb, Katarzyna Mitrega, Zbigniew Kalarus
The aim of the present study is to assess the clinical impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by new-onset AF depending on STEMI location and timing of arrhythmia. We analyzed 4,363 consecutive STEMI patients treated invasively. Finally, 4,099 subjects were included into further analysis, as 264 patients were excluded because of previous AF history. In total, 1,800 (43.9%) subjects with anterior infarction were included into Group 1, whereas Group 2 encompassed 2,299 (56...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645454/uterine-diverticulum-with-fetal-leg-entrapment-a-case-report
#18
Nirmala Chandrasekaran, Mark H Yudin, Howard Berger
BACKGROUND: Uterine anomalies causing fetal complications are very rarely encountered in obstetric practice and thus pose a diagnostic dilemma. CASE: A multigravid patient attended the clinic for an ultrasound examination in the third trimester following a recent hospital admission for abdominal pain. Ultrasound imaging revealed a large uterine diverticulum in the right cornu of the uterus with evidence of fetal leg entrapment. Because of concerns of increased soft tissue edema in the entrapped leg, the patient was delivered at 35 weeks' gestation by elective CS...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645448/takotsubo-syndrome-presenting-as-syncope-in-a-patient-with-permanent-pacemaker
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Bharatraj Banavalikar, Sivasankaran Sivasubramonian, Narayanan Namboodiri, Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Dibya Ranjan Behera, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
Takotsubo syndrome is an acute reversible heart failure syndrome triggered by physical or emotional stress, especially in postmenopausal women. Herein, we describe a case of a 31-year-old pacemaker dependent lady who presented with syncope after she was bereaved of her father. Electrocardiogram at admission revealed ventricular paced rhythm at 60/min, prolonged QT interval and frequent runs of torsades de pointes. Transthoracic echocardiogram and left ventriculogram revealed findings typical of Takotsubo syndrome...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645277/dignity-in-people-with-frontotemporal-dementia-and-similar-disorders-a-qualitative-study-of-the-perspective-of-family-caregivers
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Mette Sagbakken, Dagfinn Nåden, Ingun Ulstein, Kari Kvaal, Birgitta Langhammer, May-Karin Rognstad
BACKGROUND: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) constitutes on average 10-15% of dementia in younger persons (≤65 years old), but can also affect older people. These patients demonstrate a decline in social conduct, and/or language aphasias, apathy, and loss of insight that is gradual and progressive. Preservation of dignity seems to be highly relevant both before and after admission to different types of institutionalized care, but the research is scant. From the perspective of close relatives, this study aims to develop knowledge related to dignified or undignified care of patients with FTD and similar conditions...
June 23, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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