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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222568/severe-disorders-of-consciousness-after-acquired-brain-injury-a-single-centre-long-term-follow-up-study
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Alex Lopez-Rolon
OBJECTIVES: To assess long-term clinical outcome, functional independence and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in acquired brain injury (ABI) patients with a disorder of consciousness at admission to inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS: We selected patients from a cohort of ABI patients from a single centre. In addition to mortality, we measured level of consciousness with the Coma Remission Scale, functional independence with the Barthel Index, as well as generic and condition-specific HRQOL with the EQ5D and the "Quality of Life after Brain Injury" (QOLIBRI) respectively...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222564/neurological-and-functional-recovery-in%C3%A2-tuberculosis-patients-with-spinal-cord%C3%A2-injury-in-the-netherlands
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Eva M N Wouda, Ymkje Stienstra, Tjip S van der Werf, Huib Kerstjens, Wiel C M de Lange, Maarten Coppes, Jos Kuijlen, Marga Tepper, Onno W Akkerman
BACKGROUND: Spinal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for approximately 1% to 3% of all TB cases and it can cause a wide range of neurological symptoms, from none to a complete spinal cord injury (SCI), resulting in complete paraplegia or tetraplegia. OBJECTIVES: To describe the functional and neurological outcome of SCI caused by TB. METHODS: Retrospective data on the admission period was combined with prospectively collected data on long-term follow-up...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222560/depression-following-traumatic-brain-injury-impact-on-post-hospital-residential-rehabilitation-outcomes
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Frank D Lewis, Gordon J Horn
BACKGROUND: A need exists to better understand the impact of depression on functional outcomes following TBI. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence and severity of depression among a large group of chronic TBI adults; to determine the impact of depression on outcomes of post-hospital residential rehabilitation programs; and to assess effectiveness of post-hospital residential rehabilitation programs in treating depression. METHODS: 820 adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) were assigned to one of four groups based on MPAI- 4 depression ratings: (1) Not Depressed, (2) Mildly Depressed, (3) Moderately Depressed, and (4) Severely Depressed...
February 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222542/ecologically-relevant-outcome-measure-for-post-inpatient-rehabilitation
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Carlos Marquez de la Plata, Devin Qualls, Patrick Plenger, James F Malec, Mary Ellen Hayden
BACKGROUND: Transfer of skills learned within the clinic environment to patients' home or community is important in post-inpatient brain injury rehabilitation (PBIR). Outcome measures used in PBIR assess level of independence during functional tasks; however, available functional instruments do not quantitate the environment in which the behaviors occur. OBJECTIVE: To examine the reliability and validity of an instrument used to assess patients' functional abilities while quantifying the amount of structure and distractions in the environment...
January 31, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222514/one-year-evolution-of-behavioral-and%C3%A2-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-in-patients-initially-hospitalized-in%C3%A2-cognitive-behavioral-units-the-evital-prospective-cohort
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Isabelle Rouch, Elodie Pongan, Béatrice Trombert, Florence Fabre, Nicolas Auguste, Claire Sellier, Magalie Freulon, Sophie Jacqueline, Denis Federico, Christelle Mouchoux, Géraldine Martin-Gaujard, Pierre Krolak-Salmon, Bernard Laurent, Jean-Michel Dorey
BACKGROUND: The 2008-2012 French Alzheimer's Plan has provided hospital Cognitive and Behavioral Units (CBU) to improve the management of patients with productive behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Little is known concerning the behavioral outcome of these patients after discharge. OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated the long-term evolution of BPSD over one year after CBU discharge. METHODS: The EVITAL cohort included 221 participants admitted to the CBUs of 3 French hospitals...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221672/can-braden-score-predict-outcomes-for-hospitalized-heart-failure-patients
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Brian Bandle, Kelsey Ward, Sung-Joon Min, Cynthia Drake, Colleen K McIlvennan, David Kao, Heidi L Wald
BACKGROUND: Braden score is a routine assessment of pressure ulcer risk hypothesized to identify the frail phenotype. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the predictive utility of the Braden score on outcomes of inpatients with heart failure (HF). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: An academic medical center between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. PARTICIPANTS: 642 inpatients with a primary diagnosis of HF (ICD-9 428)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221298/mr-proadm-a-new-biomarker-for-early-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-burned-patients
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Jochen Gille, Hanfried Ostermann, Adrian Dragu, Armin Sablotzki
Mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has been used as a marker of sepsis, but its dynamics and role in a burn injury setting has not been tested. In a prospective observational study, we included 42 consecutive patients with >15% TBSA. Daily blood specimens collected during the initial 20 days of treatment were submitted for laboratory analysis of MR-proADM and procalcitonin (PCT) via immunoluminometric sandwich assay (Kryptor, BRAHMS, Berlin, Germany). In patients with an absence of sepsis, an initial increase in MR-proADM and PCT levels was noted post burn injury, peaking on the second day post admission and thereafter demonstrated a continued decline in MR-proADM and PCT levels...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221246/predictors-of-hospital-readmissions-for-ulcerative-colitis-in-the-united-states-a-national-database-study
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Priti Poojary, Aparna Saha, Kinsuk Chauhan, Priya Simoes, Bruce E Sands, Judy Cho, Thomas Ullman, Girish Nadkarni, Ryan Ungaro
BACKGROUND: Early readmissions are important indicators of quality of care. Limited data exist describing hospital readmissions in ulcerative colitis (UC). The aim of this study was to describe unplanned, 30-day readmissions among adult UC patients and to assess readmission predictors. METHODS: We analyzed the 2013 United States National Readmission Database and identified UC admissions using administrative codes in patients from 18 to 80 years of age. Our primary outcome was a 30-day, unplanned readmission rate...
March 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221242/disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-in-emergency-department-patients-with-primary-postpartum-hemorrhage
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Chang Hwan Sohn, So Ra Kim, Youn-Jung Kim, Dong Woo Seo, Shin Ahn, Yoon-Seon Lee, Jae Ho Lee, Bum Jin Oh, Hye-Sung Won, Jae-Yoon Shim, Kyoung-Soo Lim, Won Young Kim
The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of disseminated intravascular coagulation and to determine whether the presence of disseminated intravascular coagulation is associated with major adverse events in patients with primary postpartum hemorrhage who present to the emergency department.This retrospective case-control study was conducted in the emergency department of a university-affiliated, tertiary referral center between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013. Patients were classified into disseminated intravascular coagulation (disseminated intravascular coagulation score ≥ 5) and non-disseminated intravascular coagulation groups...
February 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221010/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-predicts-mortality-after-hospitalization-for-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Stefan M T Vestjens, Simone M C Spoorenberg, Ger T Rijkers, Jan C Grutters, Jurriën M Ten Berg, Peter G Noordzij, Ewoudt M W Van de Garde, Willem Jan W Bos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mortality after hospitalization with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is high, compared with age-matched controls. Available evidence suggests a strong link with cardiovascular disease. Our aim was to explore the prognostic value of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (cTnT) for mortality in patients hospitalized with CAP. METHODS: CTnT level on admission was measured (assay conducted in 2015) in 295 patients hospitalized with CAP who participated in a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind trial on adjunctive dexamethasone treatment...
February 21, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220780/bacterial-infections-change-natural-history-of-cirrhosis-irrespective-of-liver-disease-severity
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Elena Dionigi, Matteo Garcovich, Mauro Borzio, Gioacchino Leandro, Avik Majumdar, Aikaterini Tsami, Vasiliki Arvaniti, Davide Roccarina, Massimo Pinzani, Andrew K Burroughs, James O'Beirne, Emmanuel A Tsochatzis
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the prognostic significance of infections in relation to current prognostic scores and explored if infection could be considered per se a distinct clinical stage in the natural history of cirrhosis. METHODS: We included consecutive patients with cirrhosis admitted to a tertiary referral liver unit for at least 48 h over a 2-year period. Diagnosis of infection was based on positive cultures or strict established criteria. We used competing risk analysis and propensity score matching for data analysis...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220740/the-spectrum-and-outcome-of-surgical-sepsis-in-pietermaritzburg-south-africa
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S Green, V Y Kong, D L Clarke, B Sartorius, J Odendaal, J L Bruce, G L Laing, P Brysiewicz, W Bekker, E Harknett
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the incidence appears to be increasing. In the resource-limited environment in low- and middle-income countries, the management of surgical sepsis (SS) continues to represent a significant portion of the workload for most general surgeons. OBJECTIVE: To describe the spectrum of SS seen at a busy emergency department, and categorise the outcomes. METHODS: The Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) and Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Surgical Service (PMSS) in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa (SA), maintain a prospective electronic registry...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220737/adenovirus-associated-pneumonia-in-south-african-children-presentation-clinical-course-and-outcome
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M Zampoli, Z Mukuddem-Sablay
BACKGROUND: Viruses have emerged as important aetiological agents of childhood pneumonia. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical presentation, severity and outcome of adenovirus-associated pneumonia (AVP) in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of AVP cases over 12 months was performed, including demographic, clinical course and outcome (death, persistent lung disease (PLD)) data. RESULTS: Two hundred and six AVP cases (median age 12 months, interquartile range 6 - 24) were identified; 70 children (34...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220718/the-big-imitator-strikes-again-a-case-report-of-neurosyphilis-in-a-patient-with-newly-diagnosed-hiv
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Sévérine de Bruijn, Chris Kenyon, Nicolas Léonard, Erika Vlieghe
BACKGROUND: Neurosyphilis is the result of an infection of the central nervous system caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. Its clinical presentation includes meningovascular syphilis, tabes dorsalis, and dementia paralytica, resulting in a wide range of symptoms such as psychosis, Parkinsonism, and depression. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old male was admitted to a psychiatric hospital because of social withdrawal and self-neglect, indicative of a major depression...
February 21, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220616/exploring-the-relationship-between-activities-and-emotional-experience-using-a-diary-in-a-mental-health-inpatient-setting
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Fredrik Folke, Timo Hursti, Jonathan W Kanter, Hans Arinell, Stefan Tungström, Per Söderberg, Lisa Ekselius
Mental health inpatient milieus have repeatedly been found to be associated with passivity, social disengagement, and low levels of interaction with staff. However, little is known about patients' experiences related to different ward activities. In the present study, we aimed to study the reports of activities and associated experiences of patients admitted to acute psychiatric inpatient wards. Disengaged, inactive, and solitary activities were hypothesized to be associated with less reward and more distress than their counterparts...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220499/three-year-follow-up-of-implementation-of-evidence-based-transfusion-practice-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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A Norgaard, J Stensballe, T H de Lichtenberg, J O White, A Perner, M Wanscher, J Hillingsø, M L Holm, M Mau-Sørensen, H Sillesen, L Kjeldsen, C Bäck, J Nielsen, J Seeberg, M B Hansen, P I Johansson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Traditionally, Denmark has had a high rate of allogeneic red blood cell transfusion caused by a liberal transfusion practice despite the existence of restrictive guidelines. We established a Patient Blood Management programme in a tertiary hospital and report the results of the implementation of evidence-based transfusion practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Red blood cell transfusion quality indicators were compared with the evidence-based guideline at hospital and department level...
February 20, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220472/renal-denervation-for-resistant-hypertension
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Giuseppe Coppolino, Anna Pisano, Laura Rivoli, Davide Bolignano
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is highly prevalent among the general hypertensive population and the clinical management of this condition remains problematic. Different approaches, including a more intensified antihypertensive therapy, lifestyle modifications, or both, have largely failed to improve patients' outcomes and to reduce cardiovascular and renal risk. As renal sympathetic hyperactivity is a major driver of resistant hypertension, renal sympathetic ablation (renal denervation) has been recently proposed as a possible therapeutic alternative to treat this condition...
February 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220453/epidemiology-of-sepsis-in-catalonia-analysis-of-incidence-and-outcomes-in-a-european-setting
#18
Juan Carlos Yébenes, Juan Carlos Ruiz-Rodriguez, Ricard Ferrer, Montserrat Clèries, Anna Bosch, Carol Lorencio, Alejandro Rodriguez, Xavier Nuvials, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Antoni Artigas
BACKGROUND: Up-to-date identification of local trends in sepsis incidence and outcomes is of considerable public health importance. The aim of our study was to estimate annual incidence rates and in-hospital mortality trends for hospitalized patients with sepsis in a European setting, while avoiding selection bias in relation to different complexity hospitals. METHODS: A large retrospective analysis of a 5-year period (2008-2012) was conducted of hospital discharge records obtained from the Catalan Health System (CatSalut) Minimum Basic Data Set for Acute-Care Hospitals (a mandatory population-based register of admissions to all public and private acute-care hospitals in Catalonia)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220452/antithrombin-use-and-28-day-in-hospital-mortality-among-severe-burn-patients-an-observational-nationwide-study
#19
Takashi Tagami, Hiroki Matsui, Yuuta Moroe, Reo Fukuda, Ami Shibata, Chie Tanaka, Kyoko Unemoto, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that antithrombin may be beneficial for treating coagulopathy in patients with severe burns. However, robust evidence for this idea is lacking. We examined the hypothesis that antithrombin may be effective in treating patients with severe burns. METHODS: We performed propensity score-matched analyses of the nationwide administrative Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient database. We identified patients with severe burns (burn index ≥ 10) who were recorded in the database from 1 July 2010 to 31 March 2013...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220316/lung-cancer-diagnosed-following-an-emergency-admission-exploring-patient-and-carer-perspectives-on-delay-in-seeking-help
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Glenys Caswell, Jane Seymour, Vincent Crosby, Asmah Hussain, Cathann Manderson, Sarah Farnan, Sarah Freer, Alison Freemantle, Fran Littlewood, Andrew Wilcock
PURPOSE: Compared to others, patients diagnosed with lung cancer following an emergency, unplanned admission to hospital (DFEA) have more advanced disease and poorer prognosis. Little is known about DFEA patients' beliefs about cancer and its symptoms or about their help-seeking behaviours prior to admission. METHODS: As part of a larger single-centre, prospective mixed-methods study conducted in one University hospital, we undertook qualitative interviews with patients DFEA and their carers to obtain their understanding of symptoms and experiences of trying to access healthcare services before admission to hospital...
February 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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