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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802520/an-analysis-of-long-term-ischemic-stroke-risk-in-survivors-of-septicemia
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Chun-An Cheng, Chun-Gu Cheng, Jiuun-Tay Lee, Hung-Che Lin, Cheng-Chung Cheng, Hung-Wen Chiu
INTRODUCTION: Sepsis increases the long-term incidence of ischemic stroke (IS). The chances for long-term IS in patients who are discharged after sepsis are unclear. Our aim was to demonstrate long-term risk chances of IS after septicemia discharge. We used a nomogram to identify those septicemia survivors with the higher risk of developing IS. METHODS: Inpatient data were used from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, from 2001 to 2003. The event was IS rehospitalization after discharge of septicemia...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795030/comparison-of-the-outcomes-between-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-aged-above-80
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Jeong-Woo Lee, Jihoon Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been suggested as a less invasive treatment for high-risk patients with aortic valve disease. In this study, we compared the outcomes of conventional surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) and TAVR in elderly patients aged over 80. METHODS: A total of 108 patients aged 80 years or older who underwent isolated AVR (n=35) or TAVR (n=73) from 2010 through 2015 at Asan Medical Center were identified. Early and late clinical outcomes, including echocardiographic findings, were evaluated in both groups...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780509/rehospitalizations-following-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-results-from-a-multi-center-randomized-trial
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Ernest Spitzer, Martina Frei, Serge Zaugg, Susanne Hadorn, Henning Kelbaek, Miodrag Ostojic, Andreas Baumbach, David Tüller, Marco Roffi, Thomas Engstrom, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Vladan Vukcevic, Michael Magro, Ran Kornowski, Thomas F Lüscher, Clemens von Birgelen, Dik Heg, Stephan Windecker, Lorenz Räber
BACKGROUND: Rehospitalizations (RHs) after ST-elevation myocardial infarction carry a high economic burden and may deteriorate quality of life. Characterizing patients at higher risk may allow the design of preventive measures. We studied the frequency, reasons, and predictors for unplanned cardiac and noncardiac RHs in ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this post-hoc analysis of the COMFORTABLE AMI (Comparison of Biolimus Eluted From an Erodible Stent Coating With Bare Metal Stents in Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction; NCT00962416) trial including 1137 patients, unplanned cardiac and noncardiac RHs occurred in 133 (11...
August 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780036/transcatheter-tricuspid-valve-repair-with%C3%A2-a-new-transcatheter-coaptation-system-for-the-treatment-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-1-year-clinical-and-echocardiographic-results
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Gidon Perlman, Fabien Praz, Rishi Puri, Hadass Ofek, Jian Ye, Francois Philippon, Thierry Carrel, Philippe Pibarot, Adrian Attinger, Nay Min Htun, Danny Dvir, Robert Moss, Francisco Campelo-Parada, Elisabeth Bédard, David Reineke, Aris Moschovitis, Sandra Lauck, Philipp Blanke, Jonathon Leipsic, Stephan Windecker, Josep Rodés-Cabau, John Webb
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the 1-year experience with the transcatheter FORMA system for severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR). BACKGROUND: Severe TR is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Novel transcatheter therapies have been recently developed. METHODS: Eighteen patients underwent device implantation at 3 centers in Canada and Switzerland. Baseline characteristics, procedural, 30-day, and 1-year outcomes were prospectively evaluated using multimodality imaging and hemodynamic and clinical assessments...
July 27, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767603/individual-and-health-system-variation-in-rehospitalizations-the-year-after-pneumonia
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Elizabeth M Viglianti, Hallie C Prescott, Vincent Liu, Gabriel J Escobar, Theodore J Iwashyna
Little is known about variation in patterns of recovery among patients discharged alive from hospitalizations for pneumonia.The aim of the is observational cohort study was to characterize the variation in patterns of hospital readmission and survival in the year after discharge for pneumonia in 3 different health systems.The 3 cohorts consisted of (1) the Health and Retirement Study participants enrolled in Fee-for-service Medicare (FFS), (2) Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare system, and (3) Kaiser Permanente of Northern California (KPNC)...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766100/anticholinergic-burden-and-health-outcomes-among-older-adults-discharged-from-hospital-results-from-the-crime-study
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Marta Gutiérrez-Valencia, Nicolás Martínez-Velilla, Davide Liborio Vetrano, Andrea Corsonello, Fabrizia Lattanzio, Sergio Ladrón-Arana, Graziano Onder
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there is an association between anticholinergic burden and mortality or rehospitalization in older adults discharged from hospital. METHODS: Prospective multicenter cohort study carried out with patients aged 65 and older discharged from seven acute care hospitals. The primary outcomes of the study were rehospitalization and mortality within 1 year after discharge. The study population was classified in three groups according to the anticholinergic exposure measured by the Anticholinergic Risk Scale (ARS) and Durán's list at the time of hospital discharge: without risk (ARS/Durán = 0), low risk (ARS/Durán = 1), and high risk (ARS/Durán ≥ 2)...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758419/the-impact-of-drop-out-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-outcome-among-coronary-artery-disease-patients
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Sofie Pardaens, Anne-Marie Willems, Els Clays, Anneleen Baert, Marc Vanderheyden, Sofie Verstreken, Inge Du Bois, Delphine Vervloet, Johan De Sutter
Background The effect of adherence to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on outcome is not clear. Therefore, we aimed to assess the impact of drop-out for non-medical reasons of CR on event-free survival in coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods A total of 876 patients who attended CR after acute coronary syndrome (ACS), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) were included. Drop-out was defined as attending ≤50% of the training sessions. A combined endpoint of all-cause mortality and rehospitalization for a cardiovascular event was used to specify event-free survival...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751544/the-impact-of-cryoballoon-versus-radiofrequency-ablation-for-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-on-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-an-economic-analysis-from-the-fire-and-ice-trial
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K R Julian Chun, Josep Brugada, Arif Elvan, Laszlo Gellér, Matthias Busch, Alberto Barrera, Richard J Schilling, Matthew R Reynolds, Robert B Hokanson, Reece Holbrook, Benedict Brown, Michael Schlüter, Karl-Heinz Kuck
BACKGROUND: This study sought to assess payer costs following cryoballoon or radiofrequency current (RFC) catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in the randomized FIRE AND ICE trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: A trial period analysis of healthcare costs evaluated the impact of ablation modality (cryoballoon versus RFC) on differences in resource use and associated payer costs. Analyses were based on repeat interventions, rehospitalizations, and cardioversions during the trial, with unit costs based on 3 national healthcare systems (Germany [€], the United Kingdom [£], and the United States [$])...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750156/psychiatric-conditions-as-predictors-of-rehospitalization-among-african-american-patients-hospitalized-with-heart-failure
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Marvin Louis Roy Lu, Toni Anne De Venecia, Abhinav Goyal, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Napatt Kanjanahattakij, Mahek Kishor Shah, Carlos D Davila, Vincent M Figueredo
INTRODUCTION: African Americans (AAs) have the highest risk of developing heart failure (HF) among all ethnicities in the United States and are associated with higher rates of readmissions and mortality. This study aims to determine the prevalence and relationship of common psychiatric conditions to outcomes of patients hospitalized with HF. HYPOTHESIS: Psychiatric conditions lead to worse outcomes in HF patients. METHODS: This single-center retrospective study enrolled 611 AA patients admitted to an urban teaching community hospital for HF from 2010 to 2013...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748197/incidence-long-term-outcomes-and-healthcare-utilization-of-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-and-disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-complex-from-1992-2015
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Lauren F Collins, Meredith E Clement, Jason E Stout
BACKGROUND: Despite the advent of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continue to develop late-stage complications including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (DMAC), and death. METHODS: We performed an observational retrospective cohort study of HIV-infected adults who developed DMAC in the Duke University Health System from 1992 to 2015 to determine the incidence, long-term outcomes, and healthcare utilization of this population at high risk for poor outcomes...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746290/the-associations-of-hospital-volume-surgeon-volume-and-surgeon-experience-with-complications-and-30-day-rehospitalization-after-free-tissue-transfer-a-national-population-study
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Elham Mahmoudi, Yiwen Lu, Shu-Chen Chang, Chia-Yu Lin, Yi-Chun Wang, Chee Jen Chang, Ming-Huei Cheng, Kevin C Chung
BACKGROUND: Greater provider volume is associated with better outcomes. There is, however, a paucity of evidence on volume-outcome associations for surgical complications and 30-day all-cause rehospitalization after free tissue transfer or free flap surgery. Surgical complications and frequent rehospitalization are important quality indicators that substantially hinder appropriate health care spending. The authors hypothesized that increased provider volume and surgeon experience are associated with lower complication and hospital readmission rates...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742645/quality-improvement-in-management-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-continuing-medical-education-and-peer-coaching-improve-antiplatelet-medication-adherence-and-reduce-hospital-readmissions
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Amy Larkin, Michael LaCouture, Kathleen Geissel, Peri Barr, Eric R Bates, Christopher P Cannon, Deepak L Bhatt
BACKGROUND: Reducing hospital readmissions and improving patient adherence to antiplatelet medications after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event are important goals for improving patient health and decreasing healthcare costs. Nearly half of patients will have a secondary event within 1 year of the initial ACS event. Quality improvement (QI) initiatives that include continuing medical education and peer coaching may improve physician practice patterns and, therefore, patient outcomes...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735289/prolonged-fever-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-long-term-cardiac-outcomes
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Chika Kawashima, Yasushi Matsuzawa, Eiichi Akiyama, Masaaki Konishi, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Katsutaka Hashiba, Toshiaki Ebina, Masami Kosuge, Kiyoshi Hibi, Kengo Tsukahara, Noriaki Iwahashi, Nobuhiko Maejima, Kentaro Sakamaki, Satoshi Umemura, Kazuo Kimura, Kouichi Tamura
BACKGROUND: The biphasic inflammation after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) plays an important role in myocardial healing and progression of systemic atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of fever during the first and second phases of post-STEMI inflammation on long-term cardiac outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 550 patients with STEMI were enrolled in this study. Axillary body temperature (BT) was measured and maximum BTs were determined for the first (within 3 days: max-BT1-3d) and second (from 4 to 10 days after admission: max-BT4-10d) phases, respectively...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734891/ct-defined-prosthesis-patient-mismatch-downgrades-frequency-and-severity-and%C3%A2-demonstrates-no-association-with-adverse-outcomes-after-tavr
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John Mooney, Stephanie L Sellers, Phillip Blanke, Philippe Pibarot, Rebecca T Hahn, Danny Dvir, Pamela S Douglas, Neil J Weissman, Susheel K Kodali, Vinod H Thourani, Hasan Jilaihawi, Omar Khalique, Craig R Smith, Shaw Hua Kueh, Mickael Ohana, Romi Grover, Christopher Naoum, Aaron Crowley, Wael A Jaber, Maria C Alu, Rupa Parvataneni, Michael Mack, John G Webb, Martin B Leon, Jonathon A Leipsic
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine if indexed effective orifice area (EOAi), using left ventricular outflow tract measured from computed tomography (EOAiCT), reclassified prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) compared with conventional echocardiogram-defined measurements (EOAiTTE). BACKGROUND: PPM does not predict mortality following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). However, it is unknown if the EOAiCT of the left ventricular outflow tract improves risk stratification...
July 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712955/clinical-impact-of-changes-in-hemodynamic-indices-of-contractile-function-during-treatment-of-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Kenneth C Bilchick, Eliany Mejia-Lopez, Peter McCullough, Khadijah Breathett, Jamie L Kennedy, Jose Tallaj, James Bergin, Salpy Pamboukian, Mohammad Abuannadi, Sula Mazimba
BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine the impact of improving right ventricular versus left ventricular stroke work indices (RVSWI v. LVSWI) during therapy for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Cox proportional hazards regression and logistic regression was used to analyze key factors associated with outcomes in 175 patients (age 56.7 ± 13.6 years, 29.1% female) with hemodynamic data from the Evaluation Study of Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Effectiveness (ESCAPE) trial...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705314/palliative-care-in-heart-failure-the-pal-hf-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Joseph G Rogers, Chetan B Patel, Robert J Mentz, Bradi B Granger, Karen E Steinhauser, Mona Fiuzat, Patricia A Adams, Adam Speck, Kimberly S Johnson, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Hongqiu Yang, Kevin J Anstrom, Gwen C Dodson, Donald H Taylor, Jerry L Kirchner, Daniel B Mark, Christopher M O'Connor, James A Tulsky
BACKGROUND: Advanced heart failure (HF) is characterized by high morbidity and mortality. Conventional therapy may not sufficiently reduce patient suffering and maximize quality of life. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated whether an interdisciplinary palliative care intervention in addition to evidence-based HF care improves certain outcomes. METHODS: The authors randomized 150 patients with advanced HF between August 15, 2012, and June 25, 2015, to usual care (UC) (n = 75) or UC plus a palliative care intervention (UC + PAL) (n = 75) at a single center...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700736/short-term-rehospitalization-across-the-spectrum-of-age-and-insurance-types-in-the-united-states
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Jordan B Strom, Daniel B Kramer, Yun Wang, Changyu Shen, Jason H Wasfy, Bruce E Landon, Elissa H Wilker, Robert W Yeh
Few studies have examined rates and causes of short-term readmissions among adults across age and insurance types. We compared rates, characteristics, and costs of 30-day readmission after all-cause hospitalizations across insurance types in the US. We retrospectively evaluated alive patients ≥18 years old, discharged for any cause, 1/1/13-11/31/13, 2006 non-federal hospitals in 21 states in the Nationwide Readmissions Database. The primary stratification variable of interest was primary insurance. Comorbid conditions were assessed based on Elixhauser comorbidities, as defined by administrative billing codes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698994/prognostic-importance-of-sodium-level-trajectory-in-acute-heart-failure
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Yuya Matsue, Kenji Yoshioka, Makoto Suzuki, Sho Torii, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Seiji Fukamizu, Yuichi Ono, Hiroyuki Fujii, Takeshi Kitai, Toshihiko Nishioka, Kaoru Sugi, Yuko Onishi, Makoto Noda, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Yasuhiro Satoh, Kazuki Yoshida, Steven R Goldsmith
Low sodium levels are strongly associated with poor prognosis in acute heart failure (AHF); however, the prognostic impact of the sodium level trajectory overtime has not been determined. A secondary analysis of the AQUAMARINE study in which patients with AHF and renal impairment were randomized to receive either tolvaptan or conventional treatment was performed. Sodium levels were evaluated at the baseline and at 6, 12, 24, and 48 h. We defined 'sodium dipping' as sodium level falling below the baseline level at any time point...
July 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698481/plasma-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-and-predicting-clinically-relevant-worsening-renal-function-in-acute-heart-failure
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Kevin Damman, Mattia A E Valente, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, John G F Cleland, Christopher M O'Connor, Marco Metra, Piotr Ponikowski, Gad Cotter, Beth Davison, Michael M Givertz, Daniel M Bloomfield, Hans L Hillege, Adriaan A Voors
The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) to predict clinically relevant worsening renal function (WRF) in acute heart failure (AHF). Plasma NGAL and serum creatinine changes during the first 4 days of admission were investigated in 1447 patients hospitalized for AHF and enrolled in the Placebo-Controlled Randomized Study of the Selective A₁Adenosine Receptor Antagonist Rolofylline for Patients Hospitalized with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Volume Overload to Assess Treatment Effect on Congestion and Renal Function (PROTECT) study...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691504/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-another-form-of-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Verena Bill, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Ursula Hoffmann, Darius Haghi, Jürgen Kuschyk, Martin Borggrefe, Ibrahim Akin
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a life-threatening syndrome with ambiguous pathophysiology. The interdependency between heart failure and kidney failure (KF) is well established, but the influence of KF on TC outcome is not known. This single-center cohort from January 2003 to September 2015 consisted of 114 consecutive patients with TC. They were divided into 2 groups according to the presence (n = 32, 29.6%) or absence (n = 76, 70.3%) of KF. The end point of this retrospective study was a composite of in-hospital events, all-cause mortality, rehospitalization due to heart failure, stroke, and recurrence of TC (mean follow-up: 5 years)...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
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