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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346522/serious-fall-injury-history-and-adverse-health-outcomes-after-initiating-hemodialysis-among-older-u-s-adults
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C Barrett Bowling, Rasheeda Hall, Anjali Khakharia, Harold A Franch, Laura C Plantinga
Background: Although older adults with pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at higher risk for falls, the prognostic significance of a serious fall injury prior to dialysis initiation has not been well described in the end-stage renal disease population. Methods: We examined the association between a serious fall injury in the year prior to starting hemodialysis and adverse health outcomes in the year following dialysis initiation using a retrospective cohort study of U...
January 16, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344358/the-global-problem-of-childhood-diarrhoeal-diseases-emerging-strategies-in-prevention-and-management
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REVIEW
Margaret Mokomane, Ishmael Kasvosve, Emilia de Melo, Jeffrey M Pernica, David M Goldfarb
Acute diarrhoeal diseases remain a leading cause of global morbidity and mortality particularly among young children in resource-limited countries. Recent large studies utilizing case-control design, prospective sampling and more sensitive and broad diagnostic techniques have shed light on particular pathogens of importance and highlighted the previously under recognized impact of these infections on post-acute illness mortality and growth. Vaccination, particularly against rotavirus, has emerged as a key effective means of preventing significant morbidity and mortality from childhood diarrhoeal disease...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342019/hot-spotting-as-a-strategy-to-identify-high-cost-surgical-populations
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Sarah P Shubeck, Jyothi R Thumma, Justin B Dimick, Hari Nathan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of "hot spotting" in elective surgical populations. BACKGROUND: Prospective identification of high-cost patients, known as "hot spotting," is well developed in medical populations, but has not been performed in surgical populations. Population-based management of surgical expenditures requires identification of high-cost surgical patients to allow for effective implementation of cost-saving strategies...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325725/who-goes-to-inpatient-rehabilitation-or-skilled-nursing-facilities-unexpectedly-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Alexander J Rondon, Timothy L Tan, Max R Greenky, Karan Goswami, Noam Shohat, Jessica L Phillips, James J Purtill
BACKGROUND: Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) represent a significant portion of post-operative expenses of bundled payments for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Although many surgeons no longer routinely send patients to IRFs or SNFs, some patients are unable to be discharged directly home. This study identified patient factors for discharge to post-acute care facilities with an institutional protocol of discharging TKA patients home. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing primary unilateral TKA at a single institution from 2012 to 2017 was performed...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316600/impact-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-nmes-on-90-day-episode-costs-and-post-acute-care-utilization-in-total-knee-replacement-patients-with-disuse-atrophy
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Sarmistha Pal, Morad Chughtai, Assem A Sultan, Anton Khlopas, Nipun Sodhi, Nicole E George, Jennifer I Etcheson, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jared M Newman, Linsen T Samuel, Anil Bhave, Joan E DaVanzo, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated differences in: 1) total episode payments, 2) probability of hospital readmission, 3) probability of inpatient rehab facility (IRF) and utilization, and 4) probability of skilled nursing care facility (SNF) utilization in patients who had disuse atrophy and underwent a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and either did, or did not, receive preoperative home-based neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Medicare limited dataset for a 5% sample of beneficiaries from 2014 and 2015 to construct episodes-of-care for TKA (DRG-470) patients with disuse atrophy who underwent a TKA during the 30 days prior to hospital admission and 90 days post-discharge...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314789/risk-factors-for-hospitalizations-due-to-bacterial-respiratory-tract-infections-after-tracheotomy
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Christopher J Russell, Cary Thurm, Matt Hall, Tamara D Simon, Michael N Neely, Jay G Berry
OBJECTIVE: Identify characteristics associated with hospital readmission due to bacterial respiratory tract infections (bRTI) after tracheotomy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of 8009 children 0-17 years undergoing tracheotomy from 2007 to 2013 at 48 children's hospitals in the Pediatric Health Information System database. The primary outcome was first hospital admission after tracheotomy for bRTI (ie, primary diagnosis of bRTI or a primary diagnosis of bRTI symptom and secondary diagnosis of bRTI)...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288154/trends-and-predictors-of-participation-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-data-from-the-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system
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Anthony E Peters, Ellen C Keeley
BACKGROUND: Participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after acute myocardial infarction has been proven to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality. Historically, participation rates have been low, and although recent efforts have increased referral rates, current data on CR participation are limited. METHODS AND RESULTS: Utilizing data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we performed a population-based, cross-sectional analysis of CR post-acute myocardial infarction...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286056/sacubitril-and-valsartan-fixed-combination-to-reduce-heart-failure-events-in-post-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients
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M Zaid Iskandar, C C Lang
Heart failure is a term used to define a constellation of symptoms and signs that are commonly attributed to the inability of the heart to produce a cardiac output that meets the demands of the body. It remains a deadly disease, affecting between 1-2% of the population, and is more common in the elderly, with around 6-10% of patients over 65 suffering from the condition. Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ-696) is a combined neprilysin inhibitor and angiotensin AT1 receptor blocker approved in recent years for the treatment of chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction...
October 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284402/the-utility-of-personal-activity-trackers-fitbit-charge-2-on-exercise-capacity-in-patients-post-acute-coronary-syndrome-up-step-acs-trial-a-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Jason Nogic, Paul Min Thein, James Cameron, Sam Mirzaee, Abdul Ihdayhid, Arthur Nasis
BACKGROUND: The benefits of physical activity and cardiovascular rehabilitation on the reduction of cardiovascular risk are well documented. Despite this, significant barriers and challenges remain in optimizing patient risk factors post acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and ensuring patient compliance. Consumer wearable personal activity trackers represent a cost effective and readily available technology that may aid in this endeavour. METHODS: UP-STEP ACS is a prospective single-blinded, two-arm, parallel, randomized control trial with an aim to enrol 200 patients all undertaking cardiac rehabilitation...
December 29, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282575/factors-influencing-discharge-disposition-after-colectomy
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Ahmed M Al-Mazrou, Codruta Chiuzan, Ravi P Kiran
BACKGROUND: Factors associated with discharge destination after colectomy despite accounting for surgical morbidity have not previously been well characterized. This study aims to evaluate perioperative predictors for extended care after complicated and uncomplicated colectomy. METHODS: Patients admitted from home for elective colectomy were identified from the American College of Surgeons, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2012-2013 general and colectomy-targeted datasets...
December 27, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280644/does-the-presence-of-pressure-ulcers-entail-high-risk-of-negative-outcomes-in-geriatric-rehabilitation-results-from-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Francisco J Tarazona-Santabalbina, Miquel Àngel Mas, Sebastià J Santaeugènia, Ana Maria Alventosa, Manoli García, Albert Monterde, Alicia Gutiérrez, Joan Cunill
AIM: A retrospective cohort study was performed in order to evaluate the prevalence of pressure ulcers (PrUs) in older patients admitted to a geriatric rehabilitation unit of a postacute care hospital and to investigate the impact of the presence of PrUs on clinical outcomes of the rehabilitation process. METHODS: We studied 668 post-acute patients consecutively attended, from January 2010 to December 2011. The effect of having PrUs at admission was evaluated based on its impact on outcomes: final destination, functional status, mortality and length of stay in the rehabilitation unit...
November 16, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275990/octogenarians-post-acute-care-use-after-cardiac-valve-surgery-and-recovery-clinical-implications
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Elizabeth Edmiston, Mary A Dolansky, Melissa Zullo, Daniel E Forman
Octogenarians receiving cardiac valve surgery is increasing and recovery is challenging. Post-acute care (PAC) services assist with recovery, yet services provided in facilities do not provide adequate cardiac-focused care or long-term self-management support. The purpose of the paper was to report post-acute care discharge rates in octogenarians and propose clinical implications to improve PAC services. Using a 2003 Medicare Part A database, we studied post-acute care service use in octogenarians after cardiac valve surgery...
December 21, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251650/duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-the-post-acute-coronary-syndrome-patient
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Rodel V Bobadilla
BACKGROUND: After acute coronary syndrome, guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor for a period of 12 months for the prevention of secondary cardiovascular events. However, the risk of recurrent ischemic events can persist beyond 12 months, and there has been much debate regarding the benefits of prolonging dual antiplatelet therapy in certain patient populations. PURPOSE: The purpose of this review was to investigate the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy in the post-acute coronary syndrome patient...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248355/pilot-testing-of-the-effectiveness-of-nurse-guided-patient-centered-heart-failure-education-for-older-adults
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Shiny Mathew, Henry Thukha
Heart failure (HF) is the most common cause of hospitalization and rehospitalization among those 65 years and older. Effective HF self-management is recommended for reducing readmissions. This pilot study, through a one-group, pretest-posttest design, examines the effects of nurse-guided, patient-centered HF education on readmissions among older adults (n = 26) in a post-acute care unit. All selected participants received 3 sessions of tailored patient education. Their knowledge and self-care skills were measured pre- and post-intervention with the Atlanta Heart Failure Knowledge Test (A-HFKT) and the Self-Care of Heart Failure Index (SCHFI)...
December 13, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239913/transforming-the-role-of-the-clinical-faculty-coordinator-in-the-dedicated-education-unit
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Nicole Auxier, Holly Simpson
The dedicated education unit (DEU) clinical education model has been identified nationally as an innovative model for clinical nursing education. This article identifies the core values of the DEU clinical faculty coordinator role and describes the transformation of this role across three clinical models. The role has been adapted to fit the needs of acute care, post-acute care, and community nursing DEU models, meeting the needs of the clinical educational environment and clinical staff as well as student learning outcomes...
December 13, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233033/influence-of-age-on-arsenic-induced-behavioral-and-cholinergic-perturbations-amelioration-with-zinc-and-%C3%AE-tocopherol
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M R Kumar, G R Reddy
This study was planned to determine arsenic (As) (10 mg/kg body weight given through oral gavage) induced behavioral and cholinergic perturbations in three different age groups of rats; young (postnatal day 21), adult (3 months), and aged (18 months) at 7 days post-acute exposure ( n = 6 for each of the four groups of all three age points). Further, we also evaluated the ameliorative effect of essential metal zinc (Zn; 0.02% through drinking water) and an antioxidant, α-tocopherol (vitamin E; 125 mg/kg body weight through oral gavage) against As-induced neurotoxicity...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230400/perspectives-of-post-acute-transition-of-care-for-cardiac-surgery-patients
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REVIEW
Nicoleta Stoicea, Tian You, Andrew Eiterman, Clifton Hartwell, Victor Davila, Stephen Marjoribanks, Cristina Florescu, Sergio Daniel Bergese, Barbara Rogers
Post-acute care (PAC) facilities improve patient recovery, as measured by activities of daily living, rehabilitation, hospital readmission, and survival rates. Seamless transitions between discharge and PAC settings continue to be challenges that hamper patient outcomes, specifically problems with effective communication and coordination between hospitals and PAC facilities at patient discharge, patient adherence and access to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services, caregiver burden, and the financial impact of care...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214386/improvement-rate-of-patients-with-severe-brain-injury-during-post-acute-intensive-rehabilitation
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Rita Formisano, Marianna Contrada, Marta Aloisi, Maria Gabriella Buzzi, Paola Cicinelli, Cecilia Della Vedova, Letizia Laurenza, Maria Matteis, Francesca Spanedda, Vincenzo Vinicola, Marco Iosa
Patients with severe acquired brain injury (SABI) may evolve towards different outcomes. The primary aim was to evaluate the clinical evolution of a large population of patients with SABI admitted to post-acute rehabilitation from 2001 to 2016, diagnosed with severe brain injury (GCS ≤ 8) in the acute phase and a coma duration of at least 24 h. The possible changes between the admission time to a post-acute rehabilitation hospital and the discharge time were measured by means of Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), Level of Cognitive Functioning (LCF), and Disability Rating Scale (DRS)...
December 6, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208046/short-form-version-of-the-quality-of-trauma-care-patient-reported-experience-measure-sf-qtac-prem
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Niklas Bobrovitz, Maria J Santana, Jamie Boyd, Theresa Kline, John Kortbeek, Sandy Widder, Kevin Martin, Henry T Stelfox
OBJECTIVE: To enable the valid and reliable measurement of patient experiences we previously published a multicenter multi-center validation of the Quality of Trauma Care Patient-Reported Experience Measure (QTAC-PREM). The purpose of this study was to derive a simplified, short form version of the QTAC-PREM to further enhance the feasibility of measuring patient experiences in injury care. To identify candidate items for the short form we reviewed the results of the original multi-center long form validation cohort study, which included 400 injury care patients and their family members recruited from three trauma centers...
December 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191766/jamda-s-new-editors-in-chief-present-a-vision-for-the-journal-of-post-acute-and-long-term-care-medicine
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EDITORIAL
Sheryl Zimmerman, Philip D Sloane
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November 28, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
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