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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509760/global-longitudinal-strain-predicts-outcome-after-mitraclip-implantation-for-secondary-mitral-regurgitation
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Rodolfo Citro, Cesare Baldi, Patrizio Lancellotti, Angelo Silverio, Gennaro Provenza, Michele Bellino, Michele R Di Muro, Generoso Mastrogiovanni, Roberta De Rosa, Gennaro Galasso, Eduardo Bossone, Pietro Giudice, Federico Piscione
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess preoperative determinants, prevalence, and prognostic impact of left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling (LVRR) in patients with secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR), undergoing MitraClip implantation (MCi). METHODS: From March 2012 to January 2015, a total of 41 consecutive patients with moderate-to-severe SMR treated successfully with MCi were enrolled. All patients underwent clinical and echocardiographic follow-up after MCi...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506980/sex-differences-in-trajectories-of-risk-after-rehospitalization-for-heart-failure-acute-myocardial-infarction-or-pneumonia
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Rachel P Dreyer, Kumar Dharmarajan, Angela F Hsieh, John Welsh, Li Qin, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Women have an increased risk of rehospitalization in the immediate postdischarge period; however, few studies have determined how readmission risk dynamically changes on a day-to-day basis over the full year after hospitalization by sex and how these differences compare with the risk for mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified >3 000 000 hospitalizations of patients with a principal discharge diagnosis of heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, or pneumonia and estimated sex differences in the daily risk of rehospitalization/death 1 year after discharge from a population of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years and older...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506978/addition-of-blood-pressure-and-weight-transmissions-to-standard-remote-monitoring-of-implantable-defibrillators-and-its-association-with-mortality-and-rehospitalization
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M Obadah Al-Chekakie, Haikun Bao, Paul W Jones, Kenneth M Stein, Lucas Marzec, Paul D Varosy, Frederick A Masoudi, Jeptha P Curtis, Joseph G Akar
BACKGROUND: Among patients with implantable defibrillators (ICD), use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) is associated with lower risk of death and rehospitalization. Standard ICD RPM can be supplemented with weight and blood pressure data. It is not known whether standard RPM plus routine weight and blood pressure transmission (RPM+) is associated with better outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: RPM+ patients (n=4106) were compared with patients who only transmitted standard ICD RPM data (n=14 183)...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501318/mortality-rehospitalization-and-post-transplant-complications-in-gender-mismatched-heart-transplant-recipients
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Anne Jalowiec, Kathleen L Grady, Connie White-Williams
BACKGROUND: Limited research has been published on outcomes in heart transplant (HT) recipients with gender-mismatched donors. OBJECTIVE: Compare 3-year post-transplant outcomes in 2 groups of gender-mismatched HT recipients and a no-mismatch group. METHODS: Sample: 347 HT recipients: 21.3% (74) received a heart from the opposite gender: Group 1: same gender donor/recipient (273, 78.7%); Group 2: female donor/male recipient (40, 11.5%); Group 3: male donor/female recipient (34, 9...
May 10, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499767/routine-patient-reported-outcomes-as-predictors-of-psychiatric-rehospitalization
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Efrat Shadmi, Marc Gelkopf, Paula Garber-Epstein, Vered Baloush-Kleinman, Ronit Doudai, David Roe
OBJECTIVE: Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly used to measure psychiatric service consumers' progress and to provide feedback to consumers and providers. We tested whether PROMs can predict and be used to identify groups at high risk for future hospitalization. METHODS: A total of 2842 Israeli users of psychiatric rehabilitation services reported on their quality of life (QoL) and the effect of symptoms on their daily functioning. Survey data were linked with information on psychiatric hospitalization 6 and 12months after survey completion...
May 9, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498792/sex-differences-in-1-year-outcomes-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Melissa M Farmer, Maggie A Stanislawski, Mary E Plomondon, Bevanne Bean-Mayberry, Nataria T Joseph, Lauren E Thompson, Jessica L Zuchowski, Stacie L Daugherty, Elizabeth M Yano, P Michael Ho
BACKGROUND: Advancements in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for treating obstructive coronary artery disease have reduced major adverse events, including mortality. Yet, evidence as to whether women and men experience similar outcomes is mixed. The objective was to examine sex differences in 1-year major adverse cardiac outcomes for the national population of patients undergoing PCI at Veterans Health Administration (VA) cardiac catheterization laboratories. METHODS: All Veterans undergoing PCI at VA hospitals between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2013 (N = 64,757; Women = 1,040) were included...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498030/prevalence-of-anemia-and-its-influence-on-hospital-readmissions-and-emergency-department-visits-in-outpatients-with-heart-failure
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Youn-Jung Son, Bo Hwan Kim
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a frequent comorbidity in patients with heart failure. However, the incidence of anemia in patients with heart failure varies widely, and there is limited evidence on the association between anemia and rehospitalization and on the health consequences of anemia in patients with heart failure. AIMS: We aimed to identify the prevalence of anemia and its influence on hospital readmissions and emergency department visits in outpatients with heart failure...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497218/to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-an-acellular-flowable-matrix-in-comparison-with-a-wet-dressing-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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F Campitiello, M Mancone, A Della Corte, R Guerniero, S Canonico
The authors aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an advanced wound matrix (Integra Flowable Wound Matrix, Integra LifeScience Corp, Plainsboro, NJ, USA) for treating wounds with irregular geometries versus a wet dressing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. Sixty patients with diabetic foot ulcers (Grades 3 Wagner) were included in this randomized clinical trial. The study was conducted in the General Surgery Unit and Geriatric of the Second University of Naples, Italy, in the last 12 months. Forty-six cases of diabetic foot ulcers were equally and randomly divided into control and test groups...
May 11, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494980/extracorporeal-ultrafiltration-for-fluid%C3%A2-overload-in-heart-failure-current-status-and-prospects-for-further-research
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Maria Rosa Costanzo, Claudio Ronco, William T Abraham, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Jonathan Barasch, Gregg C Fonarow, Stephen S Gottlieb, Brian E Jaski, Amir Kazory, Allison P Levin, Howard R Levin, Giancarlo Marenzi, Wilfried Mullens, Dan Negoianu, Margaret M Redfield, W H Wilson Tang, Jeffrey M Testani, Adriaan A Voors
More than 1 million heart failure hospitalizations occur annually, and congestion is the predominant cause. Rehospitalizations for recurrent congestion portend poor outcomes independently of age and renal function. Persistent congestion trumps serum creatinine increases in predicting adverse heart failure outcomes. No decongestive pharmacological therapy has reduced these harmful consequences. Simplified ultrafiltration devices permit fluid removal in lower-acuity hospital settings, but with conflicting results regarding safety and efficacy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492576/-mental-capacity-and-capacity-to-consent-multicentric-study-in-a-involuntary-psychiatric-hospitalized-patients-sample
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Felice Carabellese, Gabriele Mandarelli, Donatella La Tegola, Giovanna Parmigiani, Stefano Ferracuti, Roberto Quartesan, Antonello Bellomo, Roberto Catanesi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this longitudinal observational study is to evaluate the course and impact of clinical, social, and behavioral variables on the involuntary readmission of psychiatric patients, during a 6-months follow-up after discharge from a prior involuntary hospitalization. METHODS: N=131 involuntarily committed psychiatric patients were enrolled in three university hospitals (Bari n=57; Perugia n=42; Rome n=32). At the first assessment cognitive functioning (MMSE), psychiatric symptoms severity (BPRS-E), capacity to consent to treatment (MacCAT-T) as well as principal socio-demographic and clinical variables were collected...
March 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484958/markers-of-diuretic-resistance-in-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Andrew Doering, Cathy A Jenkins, Alan B Storrow, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Gregory J Fermann, Karen F Miller, Matthew Sperling, Sean P Collins
BACKGROUND: Loop diuretics are common therapy for emergency department (ED) patients with acute heart failure (AHF). Diuretic resistance (DR) is a term used to describe blunted natriuretic response to loop diuretics. It would be important to detect DR prior to it becoming clinically apparent, so early interventions can be initiated. However, several definitions have been proposed, and it is not clear if they identify similar patients. We compared these definitions and described the clinical characteristics of patients who fulfilled them...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483008/medication-regimen-complexity-in-long-term-care-facilities-and-adverse-drug-events-related-hospitalizations
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Sammi Hiu Yi Tam, Jan D Hirsch, Jonathan H Watanabe
Adverse drug events (ADE) are a leading cause of mortality in the United States. Recent studies have demonstrated a high level of complex medication regimens in institutionalized residents. Evidence of the relationship between medication regimen complexity (MRC) and ADE-related rehospitalizations or emergency department (ED) visits is evolving. Therefore, there is a demand for better characterization and study of MRC as an objective identifier to quickly screen and prioritize high-risk patients for follow-up medication management therapy...
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479791/minimally-invasive-versus-open-spine-surgery-what-does-the-best-evidence-tell-us
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Shearwood McClelland, Jeffrey A Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Spine surgery has been transformed significantly by the growth of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedures. Easily marketable to patients as less invasive with smaller incisions, MIS is often perceived as superior to traditional open spine surgery. The highest quality evidence comparing MIS with open spine surgery was examined. METHODS: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving MIS versus open spine surgery was performed using the Entrez gateway of the PubMed database for articles published in English up to December 28, 2015...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479167/trajectory-of-congestion-metrics-by-ejection-fraction-in%C3%A2-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-from-the-heart-failure%C3%A2-network
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Andrew P Ambrosy, Ankeet S Bhatt, Dianne Gallup, Kevin J Anstrom, Javed Butler, Adam D DeVore, G Michael Felker, Marat Fudim, Stephen J Greene, Adrian F Hernandez, Jacob P Kelly, Marc D Samsky, Robert J Mentz
Differences in the clinical course of congestion by underlying ejection fraction (EF) have not been well-characterized in acute heart failure (AHF). A post hoc analysis was performed using pooled data from the Diuretic Optimization Strategies Evaluation in Acute Heart Failure, Cardiorenal Rescue Study in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure, and Renal Optimization Strategies Evaluation in Acute Heart Failure trials. All patients were admitted for a primary diagnosis of AHF. Patients were grouped as reduced EF ≤40%, borderline 40% < EF < 50%, or preserved EF ≥50%...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476056/rehospitalization-over-10-years-among-survivors-of-tbi-a-national-institute-on-disability-independent-living-and-rehabilitation-research-traumatic-brain-injury-model-systems-study
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Kristen Dams-OʼConnor, Dave Mellick, Laura E Dreer, Flora M Hammond, Jeanne Hoffman, Alexandra Landau, Ross Zafonte, Christopher Pretz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the rates and causes for rehospitalization over 10 years after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), and to characterize longitudinal trajectories of the probability of rehospitalization using generalized linear mixed models and individual growth curve models conditioned on factors that help explain individual variability in rehospitalization risk over time. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from a multicenter longitudinal cohort study...
May 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472387/long-term-clinical-impact-of-permanent-cardiac-pacing-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-the-corevalve-prosthesis-a-single-center-experience
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J López-Aguilera, J M Segura Saint-Gerons, J Sánchez Fernández, F Mazuelos Bellido, M Pan Álvarez-Ossorio, J Suárez de Lezo, M Romero Moreno, S Ojeda Pineda, D Pavlovic, D Mesa Rubio, S Rodriguez Diego, C Ferreiro, E Durán, J Chavarría, J Moya González, J Suárez de Lezo
Aims: To determine the impact of permanent cardiac pacing after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the CoreValveTM prosthesis in terms of all-cause mortality and morbidity [rehospitalizations for heart failure (HF) or stroke] at the long-term follow-up. Methods and results: The prospective analysis comprised 259 patients (138 women, 53.3%, age 78 ± 6 years) treated by a CoreValveTM prosthesis from April 2008 to December 2015. Forty-two patients were excluded for analysis: 9 with pre-existing permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation, 19 who required a PPM during the follow-up and 14 patients because of hospital mortality during or after the CoreValveTM prosthesis implantation procedure...
May 4, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468524/accountable-care-in-transitions-action-a-team-based-approach-to-reducing-hospital-utilization-in-a-patient-centered-medical-home
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Emily M Hawes, Jennifer N Smith, Nicole R Pinelli, Rayhaan Adams, Gretchen Tong, Sam Weir, Mark Gwynne
BACKGROUND: There is limited data describing the role of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) in successful transitions programs and more information is needed to determine the transition points where pharmacist involvement is most impactful. METHODS: A family medicine center developed a multidisciplinary outpatient-based transitions program focused on reducing emergency department (ED) and hospital use in medically complex patients. Key team members were a medical provider, clinical pharmacist practitioner (CPP), and care manager...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464177/hospital-readmissions-from-patients-perspectives
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Beril Cakir, Stephanie Kaltsounis, Katherine D' Jernes, Sara Kopf, Julea Steiner
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare expenditures in the United States have increased exponentially and hospital care accounts for one-third of these costs. Approximately 18% of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries are being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Engaging patients in the discharge process can help better identify patients' postdischarge needs and implement more effective readmission prevention strategies. The objective of our study was to identify the factors that contribute to hospital readmission as seen from patients' perspectives in a large urban community hospital...
May 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457738/acromegalic-cardiomyopathy-with-malignant-arrhythmogenic-pattern-successfully-treated-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-and-heart-transplantation
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Sara Doimo, Daniela Miani, Nicoletta Finato, Mauro Driussi, Gianfranco Sinagra, Ugolino Livi, Alessandro Proclemer
Cardiovascular involvement is common in acromegaly and can lead to development of acromegalic cardiomyopathy, characterized by concentric biventricular hypertrophy with a progressive impairment of diastolic and systolic function. The onset of heart failure and arrhythmias are related to poor prognosis. We report on a case of a 48-year-old man with acromegalic cardiomyopathy caused by pituitary adenoma. Despite the successful trans-sphenoidal resection of the tumour, the patient was rehospitalized for ventricular arrhythmic storms that led to cardiogenic shock, which required mechanical hemodynamic support with intra-aortic balloon pump, venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and urgent heart transplantation...
February 21, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457493/nursing-home-care-trajectories-for-older-adults-following-in-hospital-palliative-care-consultation
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Joan G Carpenter, Patricia H Berry, Mary Ersek
Palliative care consultation (PCC) during hospitalization is increasingly common for older adults with life-limiting illness discharged to nursing homes. The objective of this qualitative descriptive study was to describe the care trajectories and experiences of older adults admitted to a nursing home following a PCC during hospitalization. Twelve English-speaking adults, mean age 80 years, who received a hospital PCC and discharge to a nursing home without hospice. Data were collected from medical records at five time points from hospital discharge to 100 days after nursing home admission and care trajectories were mapped...
April 27, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
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