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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433216/implications-of-alternative-hepatorenal-prognostic-scoring-systems-in-acute-heart-failure-from-dose-ahf-and-rose-ahf
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Justin L Grodin, Dianne Gallup, Kevin J Anstrom, G Michael Felker, Horng H Chen, W H Wilson Tang
Because hepatic dysfunction is common in patients with heart failure (HF), the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) may be attractive for risk stratification. Although alternative scores such as the MELD-XI or MELD-Na may be more appropriate in HF populations, the short-term clinical implications of these in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) are unknown. The MELD-XI and MELD-Na were calculated at baseline in 453 patients with AHF in the DOSE-AHF and ROSE-AHF trials. The correlations and associations for each score with cardiorenal biomarkers, short-term end points at 72 hours including worsening renal function and clinical events to 60 days were determined...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425979/factors-leading-to-rehospitalization-for-tracheostomized-and-ventilator-dependent-infants-through-2-years-of-age
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G Akangire, W Manimtim, M Nyp, N Townley, H Dai, M Norberg, J B Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors leading to readmission for tracheostomized, ventilator-dependent infants <2 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of 117 tracheostomized, ventilator-dependent infants followed through 2 years of age. RESULTS: Home ventilator use (at hospital discharge, 6 and 12 months of age), inhaled steroid use (at 12 and 24 months of age), oxygen dependence (at 6 and 12 months of age) and tracheostomy (at discharge, 6 and 12 months of age) were increased risks for rehospitalization...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411901/the-role-of-implantable-hemodynamic-monitors-to-manage-heart-failure
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REVIEW
William T Abraham
Heart failure is associated with high rates of hospitalization and rehospitalization, resulting in substantial clinical and economic burden. Current approaches to monitoring patients with heart failure have done little to reduce these high rates of heart failure hospitalization. Implantable hemodynamic monitors have been developed to remotely provide direct measurement of intracardiac and pulmonary artery pressures in ambulatory patients with heart failure. These devices have the potential to direct day-to-day management of patients with heart failure to reduce hospitalization rates...
May 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410867/psychotropic-implant-can-be-a-new-hope-in-psychiatry
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Guru S Gowda, Soumitra Das, Raveesh Bevinahalli Nanjegowda
Non-adherence to oral psychotropic medications is common in patients with severe mental illness (SMI). This substantially limits the effectiveness of treatment and results in higher rates of relapse, rehospitalization, suicide, early mortality and disability in SMI. This is a major concern for professionals, caregivers and policy makers. The pharmacological, psychological, psychosocial models and interventions have been there since last few decades to address non-adherence. These have not made major changes in treatment adherence and outcome of SMI...
March 27, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400030/detection-of-residual-pulmonary-vascular-obstruction-by-ventilation-perfusion-lung-scan-late-after-a-first-pulmonary-embolism
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Romain Chopard, Bruno Genet, Fiona Ecarnot, Marion Chatot, Gabriel Napporn, Agnes Hyvert, Katy Didier-Petit, Francois Schiele, Nicolas Meneveau
The long-term impact of persistent pulmonary vascular obstruction after pulmonary embolism (PE) remains unknown. Based on ventilation-perfusion lung scan performed at discharge and 3 months after a first PE, we aimed to investigate the prognostic value on 5-year adverse events of (1) residual pulmonary vascular obstruction (RPVO) at discharge (DIS-RPVO), (2) RPVO at 3 months (3M-RPVO), and (3) relative change in RPVO between the 2 scans (RC-RPVO). We performed a prospective, multicenter cohort study from January 2007 to December 2009 including patients who survived at least 3 months after a PE...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398395/-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-for-patients-not-amenable-to-surgical-correction-epidemiology-diagnosis-equiti-of-access-and-economic-impact
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Francesco Bedogni, Sergio Berti, Giovanni Esposito, Alessio Gaetano La Manna, Ugo Limbruno, Alfredo Marchese, Ciro Mauro, Alessandro Salvi, Gennaro Santoro, Giuseppe Tarantini, Fabio Tarantino, Ferdinando Varbella, Roberto Violini, Giuseppe Musumeci
Mitral regurgitation is the most common valvular heart disease in western world, with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation having a deep impact on prognosis, mortality and rehospitalizations. Advanced congestive heart failure is frequently complicated by mitral regurgitation, a pathologic condition that is often under-diagnosed. A significant proportion of patients with severe mitral regurgitation is not eligible for surgery (mitral valve repair or replacement) because of contraindications or excessive surgical risk...
February 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395059/hospitalization-event-notifications-and-reductions-in-readmissions-of-medicare-fee-for-service-beneficiaries-in-the-bronx-new-york
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Mark Aaron Unruh, Hye-Young Jung, Rainu Kaushal, Joshua R Vest
Objective: Follow-up with a primary care provider after hospital discharge has been associated with a reduced likelihood of readmission. However, primary care providers are frequently unaware of their patients' hospitalizations. Event notification may be an effective tool for reducing readmissions by notifying primary care providers when their patients have been admitted to and discharged from a hospital. Materials and Methods: We examined the effect of an event notification system on 30-day readmissions in the Bronx, New York...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394408/effect-of-clostridium-difficile-prevalence-in-hospitals-and-nursing-homes-on-risk-of-infection
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Nina R Joyce, Eleftherios Mylonakis, Vincent Mor
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of facility Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) prevalence on risk of healthcare facility (HFC) acquired CDI. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) claims and skilled nursing facility (SNF) Minimum Data Set 3.0 assessments. PARTICIPANTS: Medicare beneficiaries with 90 days or more of no contact with a HCF before a hospital admission without a CDI diagnosis...
April 10, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392699/comparison-of-prophylactic-effect-of-ugib-and-effects-on-platelet-function-between-ppis-and-h2ras-combined-with-dapt-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhan-Miao Yi, Ting-Ting Qiu, Yuan Zhang, Zhi-Yan Liu, Suo-Di Zhai
OBJECTIVE: We compared prophylactic effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) on upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) associated with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and explored this influence on platelet function. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials and cohort studies comparing PPIs with H2RAs in adults receiving DAPT were collected from PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane databases. Dichotomous data were pooled to obtain risk ratios (RRs) for UGIB, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs), poor responders to clopidogrel and rehospitalization, and continuous data were pooled to obtain mean differences (MDs) for P2Y12 reaction units (PRUs), with 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392080/an-exploratory-analysis-of-the-competing-effects-of-aggressive-decongestion-and-high-dose-loop-diuretic-therapy-in-the-dose-trial
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Jennifer S Hanberg, W H Wilson Tang, F Perry Wilson, Steven G Coca, Tariq Ahmad, Meredith A Brisco, Jeffrey M Testani
BACKGROUND: Effective decongestion of heart failure patients predicts improved outcomes, but high dose loop diuretics (HDLD) used to achieve diuresis predict adverse outcomes. In the DOSE trial, randomization to a HDLD intensification strategy (HDLD-strategy) improved diuresis but not outcomes. Our objective was to determine if potential beneficial effects of more aggressive decongestion may have been offset by adverse effects of the HDLD used to achieve diuresis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A post hoc analysis of the DOSE trial (n=308) was conducted to determine the influence of post-randomization diuretic dose and fluid output on the rate of death, rehospitalization or emergency department visitation associated with the HDLD-strategy...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385359/mortality-rehospitalizations-and-costs-in-children-undergoing-a-cardiac-procedure-in-their-first-year-of-life-in-new-south-wales-australia
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Claire M Lawley, Samantha J Lain, Gemma A Figtree, Gary F Sholler, David S Winlaw, Christine L Roberts
BACKGROUND: Cardiac procedures are part of management for many children with congenital heart disease (CHD). Using population health data, this study explores health outcomes of children undergoing a cardiac procedure in the first year of life to better understand the impact of CHD on children, families and health services. METHODS AND RESULTS: A population-based record-linkage cohort study was undertaken. Rate of cardiac procedures in the first year of life over the study period 2001-2012 in New South Wales, Australia, was steady at 2...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382557/long-acting-injectable-antipsychotics-in-schizophrenia-literature-review-and-practical-perspective-with-a-focus-on-aripiprazole-once-monthly
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REVIEW
Enrico Biagi, Enrico Capuzzi, Fabrizia Colmegna, Alessandra Mascarini, Giulia Brambilla, Alessandra Ornaghi, Jacopo Santambrogio, Massimo Clerici
INTRODUCTION: Prevention of relapse is a major challenge in schizophrenia, a disease characterized by poor adherence to antipsychotic medication leading to multiple rehospitalizations and a substantial burden-of-care. METHODS: We narratively review published clinical data from the development of long-acting injectable (LAI) formulations of antipsychotic drugs and examine the comparative effectiveness of oral versus LAIs in schizophrenia, with a focus on the second-generation LAI antipsychotic aripiprazole...
April 5, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379962/persistent-increase-in-cardiac-troponin-t-at-hospital-discharge-predicts-repeat-hospitalization-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Seiji Takashio, Toshiyuki Nagai, Yasuo Sugano, Satoshi Honda, Atsushi Okada, Yasuhide Asaumi, Takeshi Aiba, Teruo Noguchi, Kengo F Kusano, Hisao Ogawa, Satoshi Yasuda, Toshihisa Anzai
BACKGROUND: High-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hsTnT) is a sensitive biomarker of myocardial damage and predictor of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). However, there is little information on changes over time in hsTnT level during ADHF management. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate changes in hsTnT levels between admission and at discharge in patients with ADHF, and identify factors that determine such levels and their prognostic significance. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 404 ADHF patients with abnormal hsTnT levels (≥0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377021/triggers-and-timing-of-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Geoffrey H Tofler, Eran Kopel, Robert Klempfner, Michael Eldar, Thomas Buckley, Ilan Goldenberg
Previous studies have shown that an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may be triggered by external activities; however, their frequency, predictors, and significance are uncertain. We evaluated data from the National Israel Survey of Acute Coronary Syndromes, which was conducted in 2004 (February to March) in all 25 coronary care units and cardiac wards in Israel. Demographic and clinical data were recorded for consecutive participants, including potential triggers and time of symptom onset of ACS. Among the 1,849 patients who completed the trigger question, 1/4 (25...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374544/transitional-care-interventions-relevance-for-nursing-in-the-community
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Alice Coffey, Helen Mulcahy, Eileen Savage, Serena Fitzgerald, Colin Bradley, Lazelle Benefield, Patricia Leahy-Warren
OBJECTIVES: The coordination and integration of health care is compromised by complex challenges related to transitions between care settings, greater prevalence of chronic health conditions, and older individuals with increasing levels of dependency. Transitional care incorporates a broad range of services designed to provide care continuity. This systematic review aims to synthesize and present findings regarding the relevance of transitional care interventions to community nursing...
April 3, 2017: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374342/the-effect-of-intravenous-isosorbide-dinitrate-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-in-hospital
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Jérémy Chambord, David Attivi, Véronique Thuus, Claire Zeghmouli, Stéphane Gibaud
Background According to new recommendations for the management of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in 2015, intravenous vasodilator therapy might be given as an early therapy when systolic blood pressure is normal to high (≥110 mmHg). Only 29% of patients with ADHF are treated with vasodilators without medical contraindication. Objective To evaluate the effect of the systematic use of ISDN on ADHF without contraindication especially on rehospitalization rate. Settings The 600-bed hospital (Centre Hospitalier de l'Ouest Vosgien, Neufchâteau, France)...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371744/chronic-physical-illnesses-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-are-independently-associated-with-higher-rates-of-psychiatric-rehospitalization-a-cross-sectional-study-in-croatia
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I Filipcic, I Simunovic Filipcic, E Ivezic, K Matic, N Tunjic Vukadinovic, S Vuk Pisk, D Bodor, Z Bajic, M Jakovljevic, N Sartorius
BACKGROUND: Increased physical morbidity in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) is well documented. However, much less is known about the association between somatic comorbidities and psychosis treatment outcomes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study, nested within the larger frame of a prospective cohort study, was done in 2016 at Psychiatric Hospital Sveti Ivan, Zagreb, Croatia. Data were collected on a consecutive sample of 301 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders who achieved a stable therapeutic dosage...
March 10, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369687/caregiver-integration-during-discharge-planning-for-older-adults-to-reduce-resource-use-a-metaanalysis
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Juleen Rodakowski, Philip B Rocco, Maqui Ortiz, Barbara Folb, Richard Schulz, Sally C Morton, Sally Caine Leathers, Lu Hu, A Everette James
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of integrating informal caregivers into discharge planning on postdischarge cost and resource use in older adults. DESIGN: A systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials that examine the effect of discharge planning with caregiver integration begun before discharge on healthcare cost and resource use outcomes. MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library databases were searched for all English-language articles published between 1990 and April 2016...
April 3, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364619/reducing-the-rehospitalization-risk-after-a-manic-episode-a-population-based-cohort-study-of-lithium-valproate-olanzapine-quetiapine-and-aripiprazole-in-monotherapy-and-combinations
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Louise Wingård, Robert Bodén, Lena Brandt, Jari Tiihonen, Antti Tanskanen, Helle Kieler, Morten Andersen, Johan Reutfors
BACKGROUND: Data on real-world rehospitalization risks in patients using different drugs and combination therapies for relapse prevention after a manic episode is limited. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide population based cohort study using data from Swedish national registers. Swedish residents aged 18-75 years who were hospitalized for a manic episode between July 1, 2006 and December 2, 2014 were included. Prescription fills of lithium, valproate, olanzapine, quetiapine and aripiprazole were recorded throughout the first four weeks after hospital discharge, after which the patients were followed for up to one year...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364542/defining-aging-phenotypes-and-related-outcomes-clues-to-recognize-frailty-in-hospitalized-older-patients
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Maura Marcucci, Carlotta Franchi, Alessandro Nobili, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Ilaria Ardoino
Background: Because frailty is a complex phenomenon associated with poor outcomes, the identification of patient profiles with different care needs might be of greater practical help than to look for a unifying definition. This study aimed at identifying aging phenotypes and their related outcomes in order to recognize frailty in hospitalized older patients. Methods: Patients aged 65 or older enrolled in internal medicine and geriatric wards participating in the REPOSI registry...
March 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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