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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922142/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-caregiver-dependence-among-older-adults-in-a-southeast-asian-population
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Louisa Picco, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi A Vaingankar, Shirlene Pang, Saleha Shafie, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
INTRODUCTION: Currently very little is known about the prevalence or magnitude of caregiver dependence in Singapore and thus, there is a need to fill this gap in this multiethnic ageing population. This study aims to determine the prevalence and risk factors of caregiver dependence among older adults in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were used from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study, a nationally representative, cross-sectional survey among Singapore residents aged 60 years and above...
November 2016: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919104/dual-health-care-system-use-and-high-risk-prescribing-in-patients-with-dementia-a-national-cohort-study
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Joshua M Thorpe, Carolyn T Thorpe, Walid F Gellad, Chester B Good, Joseph T Hanlon, Maria K Mor, John R Pleis, Loren J Schleiden, Courtney Harold Van Houtven
Background: Recent federal policy changes attempt to expand veterans' access to providers outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Receipt of prescription medications across unconnected systems of care may increase the risk for unsafe prescribing, particularly in persons with dementia. Objective: To investigate the association between dual health care system use and potentially unsafe medication (PUM) prescribing. Design: Retrospective cohort study...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907168/are-urinary-tubular-injury-markers-useful-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Le-Ting Zhou, Lin-Li Lv, Ming-Ming Pan, Yu-Han Cao, Hong Liu, Ye Feng, Hai-Feng Ni, Bi-Cheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Adverse outcome of chronic kidney disease, such as end stage renal disease, is a significant burden on personal health and healthcare costs. Urinary tubular injury markers, such as NGAL, KIM-1 and NAG, could provide useful prognostic value for the early identification of high-risk patients. However, discrepancies between recent large prospective studies have resulted in controversy regarding the potential clinical value of these markers. Therefore, we conducted the first meta-analysis to provide a more persuasive argument to this debate...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906972/selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-ssri-antidepressants-in-pregnancy-and-congenital-anomalies-analysis-of-linked-databases-in-wales-norway-and-funen-denmark
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Sue Jordan, Joan K Morris, Gareth I Davies, David Tucker, Daniel S Thayer, Johannes M Luteijn, Margery Morgan, Ester Garne, Anne V Hansen, Kari Klungsøyr, Anders Engeland, Breidge Boyle, Helen Dolk
BACKGROUND: Hypothesised associations between in utero exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and congenital anomalies, particularly congenital heart defects (CHD), remain controversial. We investigated the putative teratogenicity of SSRI prescription in the 91 days either side of first day of last menstrual period (LMP). METHODS AND FINDINGS: Three population-based EUROCAT congenital anomaly registries- Norway (2004-2010), Wales (2000-2010) and Funen, Denmark (2000-2010)-were linked to the electronic healthcare databases holding prospectively collected prescription information for all pregnancies in the timeframes available...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906969/the-predictive-role-of-red-cell-distribution-width-in-mortality-among-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Yao-Peng Hsieh, Chia-Chu Chang, Chew-Teng Kor, Yu Yang, Yao-Ko Wen, Ping-Fang Chiu
BACKGROUND: Recently, accumulating evidence has demonstrated that RDW independently predicts clinically important outcomes in many populations. However, the role of RDW has not been elucidated in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We conducted the present study with the aim to evaluate the predictive value of RDW in CKD patients. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study of 1075 stage 3-5 CKD patients was conducted in a medical center. The patients' baseline information included demographic data, laboratory values, medications, and comorbid conditions...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900718/survival-and-time-to-transplantation-of-peritoneal-dialysis-versus-hemodialysis-for-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-competing-risks-regression-model-in-a-single-italian-center-experience
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Marta Rigoni, Emanuele Torri, Giandomenico Nollo, Diana Zarantonello, Alessandro Laudon, Laura Sottini, Giovanni Maria Guarrera, Giuliano Brunori
AIMS: Despite several studies reporting similar outcomes for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD), the former is underused worldwide, with a PD prevalence of 15% in Italy. In 2008, the Unit of Nephrology and Dialysis of the Healthcare Trust of the Autonomous Province of Trento implemented a successful PD program which has increased the proportion of PD incident patients from 7 to 47%. We aimed to assess the effect of this extensive use of PD by comparing HD and PD in terms of survival and time-to-transplantation...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899012/disease-outcomes-and-care-fragmentation-among-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Theresa L Walunas, Kathryn L Jackson, Anh H Chung, Karen A Mancera-Cuevas, Daniel L Erickson, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Abel Kho
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of care fragmentation across multiple healthcare institutions on disease outcomes in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Using the Chicago HealthLNK Data Repository (HDR), an assembly of electronic health records from six institutions, we identified patients with SLE, using ICD-9 codes, whose care was delivered at more than one organization. We examined whether patients had severe infections or comorbidities (ICD-9 code defined) that indicate SLE-induced damage...
November 29, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898294/longitudinal-changes-in-and-modifiable-predictors-of-the-prevalence-of-severe-depressive-symptoms-for-family-caregivers-of-terminally-ill-cancer-patients-over-the-first-two-years-of-bereavement
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Su-Ching Kuo, Wen-Chi Chou, Jen-Shi Chen, Wen-Cheng Chang, Ming-Chu Chiang, Ming-Mo Hou, Siew Tzuh Tang
BACKGROUND: Bereaved families endure tremendous grief. However, few studies have longitudinally investigated caregivers' bereavement grief for more than one year postloss and none is from family-oriented Asian countries. OBJECTIVES: We explored longitudinal changes in and modifiable predictors of severe depressive symptoms for Taiwanese family caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients over the first two years postloss. DESIGN: For this descriptive, longitudinal study, severe depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale score ≥16) were measured 1, 3, 6, 13, 18, and 24 months postloss...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891823/marijuana-use-and-inpatient-outcomes-among-hospitalized-patients-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample-database
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Neomi Vin-Raviv, Tomi Akinyemiju, Qingrui Meng, Swati Sakhuja, Reid Hayward
The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between marijuana use and health outcomes among hospitalized patients, including those hospitalized with a diagnosis of cancer. A total of 387,608 current marijuana users were identified based on ICD-9 codes for marijuana use among hospitalized patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database between 2007 and 2011. Logistic regression analysis was performed to determine the association between marijuana use and heart failure, cardiac disease, stroke, and in-hospital mortality...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891229/nicotine-replacement-therapy-for-agitation-and-delirium-management-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Melanie Kowalski, Andrew A Udy, Hayden J McRobbie, Michael J Dooley
BACKGROUND: Active smokers are prevalent within the intensive care setting and place a significant burden on healthcare systems. Nicotine withdrawal due to forced abstinence on admission may contribute to increased agitation and delirium in this patient group. The aim of this systematic review was to determine whether management of nicotine withdrawal, with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), reduces agitation and delirium in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889117/inadequate-pain-relief-among-patients-with-primary-knee-osteoarthritis
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Pedro A Laires, Jorge Laíns, Luís C Miranda, Rui Cernadas, Srini Rajagopalan, Stephanie D Taylor, José C Silva
BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread treatments for Osteoarthritis (OA), data on treatment patterns, adequacy of pain relief, and quality of life are limited. The prospective multinational Survey of Osteoarthritis Real World Therapies (SORT) was designed to investigate these aspects. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the characteristics and the patient reported outcomes of the Portuguese dataset of SORT at the start of observation. METHODS: Patients ≥ 50 years with primary knee OA who were receiving oral or topical analgesics were eligible...
October 28, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886138/time-trend-in-psychotropic-medication-use-in-spain-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Isabel Jiménez-Trujillo, Jesús Esteban-Hernández, Alejandro Álvaro-Meca, Ana López-de Andrés, José Luis DelBarrio-Fernández, Rodrigo Jiménez-García
Background: We performed an epidemiologic study to analyze nationwide time trends in adult psychotropic drug use over a period from 2006 to 2012, and to identify those factors associated with the likelihood of consumption of these drugs during the study period; Methods: Cross-sectional study on psychotropic medication in the Spanish adult population. We used secondary individualized data drawn from the 2006 and 2012 Spanish National Health Surveys (SNHS). The dependent variable was the use of psychotropic drugs in the previous two weeks...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880003/association-of-multimorbidity-with-mortality-and-healthcare-utilization-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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C Barrett Bowling, Laura Plantinga, Lawrence S Phillips, William McClellan, Katharina Echt, Neale Chumbler, Gerald McGwin, Ann Vandenberg, Richard M Allman, Theodore M Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) almost universally occurs in individuals with other medical problems. However, few studies have described CKD-related multimorbidity using a framework that identifies chronic conditions as concordant (having overlap in treatment goals) versus discordant (having opposing treatment recommendations) and unrelated (having no overlap, but contributing to complexity via different resource requirements). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870813/acute-otitis-media-during-infancy-parent-reported-incidence-and-modifiable-risk-factors
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Annemarijn C Prins-van Ginkel, Patricia C J Bruijning-Verhagen, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal, Cornelis K van der Ent, Henriette A Smit, Marieke L A de Hoog
BACKGROUND: Age at exposure to acute otitis media (AOM) risk factors such as daycare attendance, lack of breastfeeding and tobacco smoke is little studied but important for targeting AOM prevention strategies. Moreover, studies are typically restricted to clinically diagnosed AOM, while a significant subset can occur outside the healthcare system, depending on the country-setting. This study aims to determine risk factor exposure and effect of its timing within the first year of life on parent-reported AOM symptom episodes...
November 18, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870545/does-medicare-advantage-enrollment-affect-home-healthcare-use
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Daniel A Waxman, Lillian Min, Claude M Setodji, Mark Hanson, Neil S Wenger, David A Ganz
OBJECTIVES: To compare home health utilization and clinical outcomes between Medicare beneficiaries in the fee-for-service (FFS) and Medicare Advantage (MA) programs, and to compare regional variation. STUDY DESIGN: We used the 2010 and 2011 Outcome and Assessment Information Set to identify all home health episodes begun in 2010 and to measure 7 clinical home health outcomes that are defined by CMS for public reporting. METHODS: We modeled the probability of home health use, the duration of home health episodes, and each clinical outcome measure as a function of MA versus FFS enrollment and model-specific risk adjustors...
November 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869994/neighborhood-disadvantage-and-life-space-mobility-are-associated-with-incident-falls-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Alexander X Lo, Andrew G Rundle, David Buys, Richard E Kennedy, Patricia Sawyer, Richard M Allman, Cynthia J Brown
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between neighborhood-level socioeconomic characteristics, life-space mobility, and incident falls in community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study with a baseline in-home assessment and 6-month telephone follow-up. SETTING: Central Alabama. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older recruited from a random sample of Medicare beneficiaries (N = 1,000)...
November 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865189/screening-entire-healthcare-system-ecg-database-association-of-deep-terminal-negativity-of-p-wave-in-lead-v1-and-ecg-referral-with-mortality
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Allison Junell, Jason Thomas, Lauren Hawkins, Jiri Sklenar, Trevor Feldman, Charles A Henrikson, Larisa G Tereshchenko
BACKGROUND: Each encounter of asymptomatic individuals with the healthcare system presents an opportunity for improvement of cardiovascular disease (CVD) awareness and sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk assessment. ECG sign deep terminal negativity of the P wave in V1 (DTNPV1) was shown to be associated with an increased risk of SCD in the general population. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate association of DTNPV1 with all-cause mortality and newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AFib) in the large tertiary healthcare system patient population...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863493/impact-of-low-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-level-on-2-year-clinical-outcomes-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Hyung Joon Joo, Sang-A Cho, Soon Jun Hong, Seung-Ho Hur, Jang-Ho Bae, Dong-Ju Choi, Young-Keun Ahn, Jong-Seon Park, Rak-Kyeong Choi, Donghoon Choi, Joon-Hong Kim, Kyoo-Rok Han, Hun-Sik Park, So-Yeon Choi, Jung-Han Yoon, Hyeon-Cheol Kwon, Seung-Woon Rha, Kyung-Kuk Hwang, Kyung-Tae Jung, Seok-Kyu Oh, Jae-Hwan Lee, Eun-Seok Shin, Kee-Sik Kim, Hyo-Soo Kim, Do-Sun Lim
BACKGROUND: It is still unclear whether low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) affects cardiovascular outcomes after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), especially in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A total of 984 AMI patients with diabetes mellitus from the DIabetic Acute Myocardial InfarctiON Disease (DIAMOND) Korean multicenter registry were divided into two groups based on HDL-C level on admission: normal HDL-C group (HDL-C ≥ 40 mg/dL, n = 519) and low HDL-C group (HDL-C < 40 mg/dL, n = 465)...
November 18, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859612/objectively-verified-parental-non-hip-major-osteoporotic-fractures-and-offspring-osteoporotic-fracture-risk-a-population-based-familial-linkage-study
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Shuman Yang, William D Leslie, Randy Walld, Leslie L Roos, Suzanne N Morin, Sumit R Majumdar, Lisa M Lix
Parental hip fracture (HF) is associated with increased risk of offspring major osteoporotic fractures (MOFs; comprising hip, forearm, clinical spine or humerus fracture). Whether other sites of parental fracture should be used for fracture risk assessment is uncertain. The current study tested the association between objectively-verified parental non-hip MOF and offspring incident MOF. Using population-based administrative healthcare data for the province of Manitoba, Canada, we identified 255,512 offspring with linkage to at least one parent (238,054 mothers and 209,423 fathers)...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858326/left-ventricular-assist-devices-impact-hospital-resource-utilization-without-affecting-patient-mortality-in-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Feng Li, Alice Hinton, Alan Chen, Nishaki K Mehta, Samer Eldika, Cheng Zhang, Hisham Hussan, Darwin L Conwell, Somashekar G Krishna
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are being utilized for management of end-stage heart failure and require systemic anticoagulation. Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is one of the most common adverse events following LVAD implantation. AIM: To investigate the impact of continuous-flow (CF) LVAD implants on outcomes of patients admitted with GIB. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample in the CF-LVAD era from 2010 to 2012...
November 17, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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