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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342024/clinical-profile-of-patients-with-heart-failure-can-predict-rehospitalization-and-quality-of-life
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Michele Di Mauro, Renata Petroni, Daniela Clemente, Massimiliano Foschi, Fabrizio Tancredi, Virginia Camponetti, Sabina Gallina, Antonio M Calafiore, Maria Penco, Silvio Romano
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to identify clinical, humoral and echocardiographic variables predicting rehospitalization and poor quality of life (QOL) in patients with reduced or mid-range ejection fraction heart failure. METHODS: From 2009 to 2012, 310 patients were admitted having signs and symptoms of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. All the patients were followed by phone, calling the patients or the referring general practitioner...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331355/contemporary-procedural-complications-hospitalizations-and-emergency-visits-after-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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James V Freeman, Grace H Tabada, Kristi Reynolds, Sue Hee Sung, Taylor I Liu, Nigel Gupta, Alan S Go
Contemporary data on complications and resource utilization after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation are limited. We evaluated rates and risk factors for procedural complication, rehospitalization, and emergency department visits after AF ablation. We identified all adult patients who underwent isolated AF ablation between 2010 and June 2014 in 2 large integrated health-care delivery systems and evaluated rates of acute inpatient complication, 30-day, and 1-year readmission and emergency evaluation. We used multivariable logistic regression to identify predictors of procedural complications, 30-day readmission, or 30-day emergency department evaluation...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329896/open-prostatectomy-versus-180-w-xps-greenlight-laser-vaporization-long-term-functional-outcome-for-prostatic-adenomas-80%C3%A2-g
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C Lanchon, G Fiard, J-A Long, V Arnoux, D Carnicelli, Q Franquet, D Poncet, E Bey, J-B Lefrancq, S Grisard, N Peilleron, N Terrier, B Boillot, J-J Rambeaud, J-L Descotes, C Thuillier
INTRODUCTION: GreenLight photoselective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP) offers an endoscopic alternative to open prostatectomy (OP) for treatment of large adenomas. This study compares long-term functional outcome of both techniques in patients with Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)>80g. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Data from patients who underwent surgical treatment for BPO>80g from January 2010 to February 2015 at our institution were retrospectively collected and compared according to surgical technique...
January 9, 2018: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325583/an-integrated-delivery-of-care-approach-to-improve-patient-reported-physical-function-and-mental-wellbeing-after-orthopedic-trauma-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Laura Zdziarski-Horodyski, MaryBeth Horodyski, Kalia K Sadasivan, Jennifer Hagen, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Matthew Patrick, Robert Guenther, Heather K Vincent
BACKGROUND: Orthopedic trauma injury impacts nearly 2.8 million people each year. Despite surgical improvements and excellent survivorship rates, many patients experience poor quality of life (QOL) outcomes years later. Psychological distress commonly occurs after injury. Distressed patients more frequently experience rehospitalizations, pain medication dependence, and low QOL. This study was developed to test whether an integrative care approach (IntCare; ten-step program of emotional support, education, customized resources, and medical care) was superior to usual care (UsCare)...
January 11, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321212/prognostic-value-of-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-superiority-of-longitudinal-strain-over-tricuspid-annular-plane-systolic-excursion
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Erberto Carluccio, Paolo Biagioli, Gianfranco Alunni, Adriano Murrone, Cinzia Zuchi, Stefano Coiro, Clara Riccini, Anna Mengoni, Antonella D'Antonio, Giuseppe Ambrosio
BACKGROUND: In heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction, right ventricular (RV) impairment, as defined by reduced tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, is a predictor of poor outcome. However, peak longitudinal strain of RV free wall (RVFWS) has been recently proposed as a more accurate and sensitive tool to evaluate RV function. Accordingly, we investigated whether RVFWS could help refine prognosis of patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction in whom tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion is still preserved...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306479/site-enrollment-rate-outcomes-and-study-drug-effects-in-a-multicenter-trial-results-from-relax-ahf
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Marco Metra, Beth A Davison, Claudio Gimpelewicz, Valentina Carubelli, G Michael Felker, Gerasimos Filippatos, Barry H Greenberg, Tsushung A Hua, Zoe Liu, Peter S Pang, Piotr Ponikowski, Thomas M Severin, Adriaan A Voors, Yi Wang, Gad Cotter, John R Teerlink
BACKGROUND: Site selection is critical in acute heart failure trials. We assessed whether the enrollment rate per site affects patients' characteristics, outcomes and treatment response. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1161 patients enrolled at 96 sites in the RELAX-AHF trial (serelaxin vs placebo) were included. Annualized enrollment rate was calculated as the total number of patients enrolled at each site divided by time that the site was open (patients per year)...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298195/an-intervention-to-reduce-medication-noncompliance-and-hospitalizations
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Gina Panozzo
Medication noncompliance is a major healthcare problem contributing to patients being rehospitalized shortly after they are discharged. In addition to financial penalties for certain diagnoses, health systems are penalized on quality measures for all rehospitalizations within 30 days, regardless of diagnosis. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to develop and implement a tool utilizing principles of the Theory of Goal Attainment to assist clinicians and patients in mutual goal setting to improve medication compliance, thus indirectly decreasing hospitalization rates...
January 2018: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297082/enhancing-recovery-from-sepsis-a-review
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REVIEW
Hallie C Prescott, Derek C Angus
Importance: Survival from sepsis has improved in recent years, resulting in an increasing number of patients who have survived sepsis treatment. Current sepsis guidelines do not provide guidance on posthospital care or recovery. Observations: Each year, more than 19 million individuals develop sepsis, defined as a life-threatening acute organ dysfunction secondary to infection. Approximately 14 million survive to hospital discharge and their prognosis varies. Half of patients recover, one-third die during the following year, and one-sixth have severe persistent impairments...
January 2, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288403/the-impact-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-fibrosis-score-on-cardiac-prognosis-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Tetsuya Takahashi, Tetsu Watanabe, Tetsuro Shishido, Ken Watanabe, Takayuki Sugai, Taku Toshima, Daisuke Kinoshita, Miyuki Yokoyama, Harutoshi Tamura, Satoshi Nishiyama, Takanori Arimoto, Hiroki Takahashi, Tamon Yamanaka, Takuya Miyamoto, Isao Kubota
Liver abnormalities have a strong impact on clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF), and are known as cardio-hepatic syndrome. The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) fibrosis score (NFS) has been developed to identify liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD. It remains to be determined whether NFS is associated with cardiovascular prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). We calculated NFS in 516 patients with CHF admitted to our hospital. The clinical endpoints were deaths due to progressive HF, myocardial infarction, stroke, and sudden cardiac death, and rehospitalization for worsening HF...
December 29, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282407/dementia-and-hospital-readmission-rates-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Sabrina Pickens, Aanand D Naik, Angela Catic, Mark E Kunik
Background: Although community-dwelling persons with dementia have an increased risk of hospital readmission, no systematic review has examined the contribution of dementia to readmissions. Summary: We examined articles in English, with no restrictions on publication dates, from Medline, PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and EMBASE. Keywords used were dementia, Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, elderly, frontotemporal dementia, executive function, brain atrophy, frontal lobe atrophy, cognitive impairment, readmission, readmit, rehospitalization, patient discharge, and return visit...
September 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275894/ambulatory-surgery-under-local-anesthesia-for-parathyroid-adenoma-feasibility-and-outcome
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A Benhami, E Chuffart, N Christou, S Liva-Yonnet, M Mathonnet
The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of ambulatory parathyroid resection performed under local anesthesia (LA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Outpatients undergoing parathyroid adenoma resection by a focused approach under LA were included. Results were evaluated by intraoperative serum parathormone levels (ioPTH) and the balance of phosphate and calcium postoperatively, at 3 months, 1 year and at the point date. The quality of ambulatory care was evaluated by the number of cancelled interventions, the number of patients hospitalized after surgery or during the first postoperative month...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275844/left-ventricular-assist-devices-versus-medical-management-in-ambulatory-heart-failure-patients-an-analysis-of-intermacs-profiles-4-and-5-to-7-from-the-roadmap-study
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Keyur B Shah, Randall C Starling, Joseph G Rogers, Douglas A Horstmanshof, James W Long, Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Josef Stehlik, Joyce Chuang, David J Farrar, Jerry D Estep
BACKGROUND: The ROADMAP study showed survival with improved functional status was better with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy compared with optimal medical management (OMM) in ambulatory, non-inotrope-dependent (INTERMACS [IM] Profile 4 to 7) patients. To study more balanced cohorts and better define which patients may benefit from implantation of an LVAD, we re-evaluated the patients enrolled in ROADMAP when stratified by INTERMACS profile (Profile 4 and Profiles 5 to 7)...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274046/outcome-of-thrombus-aspiration-in-stemi-patients-a-propensity-score-adjusted-study
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Johannes Blumenstein, Steffen Daniel Kriechbaum, Jürgen Leick, Alexander Meyer, Won-Keun Kim, Jan Sebastian Wolter, Maisun Abu-Samra, Kay Weipert, Matthias Bayer, Oliver Dörr, Claudia Walther, Christian W Hamm, Holger Nef, Christoph Liebetrau, Helge Möllmann
The use of thrombus aspiration (TA) prior to primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) has undergone a radical change in intervention guidelines. The clinical implications, however, are still under scrutiny. This study investigated the clinical effects and outcome of TA before PPCI in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Overall 1027 patients with STEMI were analyzed in this retrospective, propensity score-adjusted, multicenter study. The primary endpoints were in-hospital and long-term mortality...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273909/emergency-department-visits-among-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Christopher R Tainter, Oscar Ö Braun, Felipe Teran, Albert P Nguyen, Kimberly Robbins, Edward O O'Brien, Zeb M McMillan, Ulrich Schmidt, Angela Meier, Mat Goebel, Victor Pretorius, Michela Brambatti, Eric D Adler, Raghu Seethala
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are increasingly implanted to support patients with end-stage heart failure. These patients are at high risk for complications, many of which necessitate emergency care. While rehospitalization rates have been described, there is little data regarding emergency department (ED) visits. We hypothesize that ED visits are frequent and often require admission after LVAD implantation. We performed a retrospective review of patients in our health-care system followed by the advanced heart failure service for LVAD management after implantation between January 2011 and July 2015...
December 22, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251652/post-discharge-light-intensity-physical-activity-predicts-rehospitalization-of-older-japanese-patients-with-heart-failure
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So Miyahara, Naoki Fujimoto, Kaoru Dohi, Emiyo Sugiura, Keishi Moriwaki, Taku Omori, Tetsushiro Takeuchi, Naoto Kumagai, Shiro Nakamori, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
PURPOSE: Regular physical activity (PA) is recommended for patients with heart failure (HF). However, the clinical and social characteristics of older HF patients with low-level PA and the impact of light-intensity PA on 6-mo post-discharge adverse cardiovascular events are still unclear. METHODS: Forty-one older patients who had been admitted because of decompensated HF (American College of Cardiology [ACC]/American Heart Association [AHA] HF classification stage C/D: 76 ± 5 y) were prospectively enrolled...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249471/determinants-and-prognostic-impact-of-heart-failure-and-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-settings
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Rosa Agra Bermejo, Alberto Cordero, José M García-Acuña, Inés Gómez Otero, Alfonso Varela Román, Álvaro Martínez, Leyre Álvarez Rodríguez, Charigan Abou-Jokh, Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Belén Cid Álvarez, Ramón López-Palop, Pilar Carrillo, José R González-Juanatey
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Contemporary data on the incidence and prognosis of heart failure (HF) and the influence of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in the setting of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are scant. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between LVEF and HF with long-term prognosis in a cohort of patients with ACS. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of 6208 patients consecutively admitted for ACS to 2 different Spanish hospitals...
December 14, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249418/impact-of-different-nitrate-therapies-on-long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-vasospastic-angina-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#17
Chung Hun Kim, Taek Kyu Park, Sung Woo Cho, Min Seok Oh, Da Hyon Lee, Choong Sil Seong, Hye Bin Gwag, A Young Lim, Jeong Hoon Yang, Young Bin Song, Joo-Yong Hahn, Jin-Ho Choi, Sang Hoon Lee, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Joonghyun Ahn, K C Carriere, Seung-Hyuk Choi
BACKGROUND: Despite the short-term vasodilatory effects of nitrates, the prognostic effects of long-term nitrate therapy in patients with vasospastic angina (VSA) remains unclear. We investigated the prognostic impact of chronic nitrate therapy in VSA patients. METHODS: Between January 2003 and December 2014, a total of 1154 VSA patients proven by ergonovine provocation tests were classified into nitrate (n=676) and non-nitrate (n=478) groups according to prescriptions for oral nitrates, including isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) and nicorandil...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248355/pilot-testing-of-the-effectiveness-of-nurse-guided-patient-centered-heart-failure-education-for-older-adults
#18
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/29246881/telemedicine-in-primary-care-for-patients-with-chronic-conditions-the-valcr%C3%A3-nic-quasi-experimental-study
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Domingo Orozco-Beltran, Manuel Sánchez-Molla, Julio Jesus Sanchez, José Joaquin Mira
BACKGROUND: The increase of chronic diseases prevalence has created the need to adapt care models and to provide greater home supervision. OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the impact of telemonitoring on patients with long-term conditions at high risk for rehospitalization or an emergency department visit, in terms of target disease control (diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). METHODS: We conducted a quasi-experimental study with a before-and-after analysis to assess the effectiveness of the ValCrònic program after 1 year of primary care monitoring...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246467/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-umbilical-cord-milking-vs-delayed-cord-clamping-in-preterm-infants-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-at-22-26-months-of-corrected-age
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Anup Katheria, Donna Garey, Giang Truong, Natacha Akshoomoff, Jane Steen, Mauricio Maldonado, Debra Poeltler, Mary Jane Harbert, Yvonne E Vaucher, Neil Finer
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of umbilical cord milking vs delayed cord clamping (DCC) on neurodevelopmental and health outcomes in very preterm infants at 22-26 months of corrected age. STUDY DESIGN: Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age were assessed using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, third edition, and a standardized neurologic examination. Data regarding pulmonary morbidities, neurosensory impairments, and hospitalizations were obtained by parental interview...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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