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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650398/predictors-of-functional-change-in-a-skilled-nursing-facility-population
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Allison M Gustavson, Jason R Falvey, Jeri E Forster, Jennifer E Stevens-Lapsley
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Inability to obtain sufficient gains in function during a skilled nursing facility (SNF) stay impacts patients' functional trajectories and susceptibility to adverse events. The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of functional change in patients temporarily residing in an SNF following hospitalization. METHODS: One hundred forty patients admitted to a single SNF from the hospital who had both evaluation and discharge measures of physical function documented were included...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650368/the-home-healthcare-universal-best-practice-protocol
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Gina L Panozzo, Jeanette Rossetti, Katherine Hess
To address rehospitalization rates and emergency department rates that were above the state and national averages, a quality improvement project was implemented at a midsized home healthcare agency. In order to address these escalating rates, the Home Health Universal Best Practice Protocol was developed and implemented by a home healthcare consultant. The protocol is evidence-based, time-specific, comprehensive, and includes interventions that are linked to reducing avoidable hospital visits. Interventions include risk assessment for rehospitalization, initiation of telehealth, utilization of teach-back method, and timely documentation...
July 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650197/anger-hostility-and-hospitalizations-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Felicia Keith, David S Krantz, Rusan Chen, Kristie M Harris, Catherine M Ware, Amy K Lee, Paula G Bellini, Stephen S Gottlieb
OBJECTIVE: Heart failure patients have a high hospitalization rate, and anger and hostility are associated with coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. Using structural equation modeling, this prospective study assessed the predictive validity of anger and hostility traits for cardiovascular and all-cause rehospitalizations in patients with heart failure. METHOD: 146 heart failure patients were administered the STAXI and Cook-Medley Hostility Inventory to measure anger, hostility, and their component traits...
June 26, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642218/the-effectiveness-of-information-technology-supported-shared-care-for-patients-with-chronic-disease-a-systematic-review
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Laura Kooij, Wim G Groen, Wim H van Harten
BACKGROUND: In patients with chronic disease, many health care professionals are involved during treatment and follow-up. This leads to fragmentation that in turn may lead to suboptimal care. Shared care is a means to improve the integration of care delivered by various providers, specifically primary care physicians (PCPs) and specialty care professionals, for patients with chronic disease. The use of information technology (IT) in this field seems promising. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to systematically review the literature regarding the effectiveness of IT-supported shared care interventions in chronic disease in terms of provider or professional, process, health or clinical and financial outcomes...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641999/effect-of-pharmacist-care-on-medication-adherence-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-among-patients-post-acute-coronary-syndrome-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Myriam Jihad Jaam, Ahmed Awaisu
BACKGROUND: The impact of collaborative and multidisciplinary health care on the outcomes of care in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is well-established in the literature. However, there is lack of high quality evidence on the role of pharmacist care in this setting. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the impact of pharmacist care on patient outcomes (readmission, mortality, emergency visits, and medication adherence) in patients with ACS at or post-discharge...
June 13, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640131/paragonimiasis-in-children-in-southwest-china-a-retrospective-case-reports-review-from-2005-to-2016
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Zongrong Gong, Ruixue Miao, Min Shu, Yu Zhu, Yang Wen, Qin Guo, Qiong Liao, Chaomin Wan
BACKGROUND: Paragonimiasis infection has no specific symptoms or typical radiologic findings, leading to the possibility of misdiagnosis. Thus, the objective of this study was to analyze clinical and radiological features, and treatment outcome of paragonimiasis in children in Southwest China to improve the awareness of this disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of children diagnosed with paragonimiasis in West China Second University Hospital between 2005 and 2016...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628769/complex-psychotropic-polypharmacy-in-bipolar-disorder-across-varying-mood-polarities-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-2712-inpatients
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Julia C Golden, John W Goethe, Stephen B Woolley
BACKGROUND: It is common for patients with bipolar disorder (BP) to receive multiple psychotropics, but few studies have assessed demographic and clinical features associated with risk for receiving complex psychotropic polypharmacy. METHODS: This longitudinal cohort study examined 2712 inpatients with a DSM-IV clinical diagnosis of BP to assess associations between complex polypharmacy (defined as ≥4 psychotropics) and demographic and clinical features; associations with risk of rehospitalization were also examined...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627404/pattern-and-outcome-of-heart-failure-related-hospitalization-over-5-years-in-a-remote-australian-population-a-retrospective-administrative-data-cohort-of-617-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-cases
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Camilla Tuttle, Matthew Reeves, Ta-Chi Zhong Hu, Ashley K Keates, Stephen Brady, Graeme Maguire, Simon Stewart
AIMS: To understand the pattern and outcomes for heart failure (HF) related hospitalization among Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients living in Central Australia. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective analysis of administrative data for patients presenting with a primary or secondary diagnosis of HF to Central Australia's Alice Springs Hospital during 2008 to 2012 was performed. The population rate of admission and subsequent outcomes (including case-fatality and readmission) during the 5-year study period were examined...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627286/constipation-related-health-care-utilization-in-children-before-and-after-hospitalization-for-constipation
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John R Stephens, Michael J Steiner, Neal DeJong, Jonathan Rodean, Matt Hall, Troy Richardson, Jay G Berry
We studied constipation-related health care among children before and after constipation admission. Index admissions for constipation in 2010-2011 were identified in the Truven Marketscan Database, which includes children receiving Medicaid in 10 states. We measured number of and spending for outpatient constipation visits 12 months before and after index hospitalizations. We also measured spending for constipation hospitalizations and rehospitalization rate. There were 780 index constipation admissions. The median number of outpatient constipation visits was 1 (interquartile range [IQR] = 0, 3) in the 12 months before and 2 (IQR [0, 4]) after admission ( P = ...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624483/biomarker-profiles-of-acute%C3%A2-heart%C3%A2-failure%C3%A2-patients-with-a%C3%A2-mid-range-ejection%C3%A2-fraction
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Jasper Tromp, Mohsin A F Khan, Robert J Mentz, Christopher M O'Connor, Marco Metra, Howard C Dittrich, Piotr Ponikowski, John R Teerlink, Gad Cotter, Beth Davison, John G F Cleland, Michael M Givertz, Daniel M Bloomfield, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Hans L Hillege, Adriaan A Voors, Peter van der Meer
OBJECTIVES: In this study, the authors used biomarker profiles to characterize differences between patients with acute heart failure with a midrange ejection fraction (HFmrEF) and compare them with patients with a reduced (heart failure with a reduced ejection fraction [HFrEF]) and preserved (heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction [HFpEF]) ejection fraction. BACKGROUND: Limited data are available on biomarker profiles in acute HFmrEF. METHODS: A panel of 37 biomarkers from different pathophysiological domains (e...
May 31, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624330/minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-annuloplasty-confers-a-long-term-survival-benefit-compared-with-state-of-the-art-treatment-in-heart-failure-with-functional-mitral-regurgitation
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Martin Penicka, Martin Kotrc, Tomas Ondrus, Yujing Mo, Filip Casselman, Marc Vanderheyden, Guy Van Camp, Frank Van Praet, Jozef Bartunek
BACKGROUND: Clinical impact of the minimally invasive surgical mitral valve annuloplasty (MVA) of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) in systolic heart failure on top of the state-of-the-art standards of care remains controversial. Therefore, we aimed to compare clinical outcomes of isolated MVA using the mini-invasive videothoracoscopic approach versus the state-of-the-art (CON=conservative) treatment in patients with chronic systolic heart failure and symptomatic FMR. METHODS: The study population consisted of 379 patients (age 68...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619703/identifying-nonclinical-factors-associated-with-30-day-readmission-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-protocol-for-an-observational-study
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Matthew E Dupre, Alicia Nelson, Scott M Lynch, Bradi B Granger, Hanzhang Xu, Janese M Willis, Lesley H Curtis, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of hospitalization in older adults and high readmission rates have attracted considerable attention as actionable targets to promote efficiency in care and to reduce costs. Despite a plethora of research over the past decade, current strategies to predict readmissions have been largely ineffective and efforts to identify novel clinical predictors have been largely unsuccessful. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine a wide array of socioeconomic, psychosocial, behavioral, and clinical factors to predict risks of 30-day hospital readmission in cardiovascular patients...
June 15, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613084/perceived-social-support-and-self-care-in-patients-hospitalized-with-heart-failure
#13
Lyne Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Rehospitalization of heart failure patients is often considered the result of inadequate self-care yet only one study documents superior outcomes with better self-care. AIMS: If inadequate self-care is related to hospitalizations, then hospitalized heart failure patients should have lower self-care skills than non-hospitalized patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate perceived social support and self-care characteristics of patients hospitalized with an exacerbation of heart failure...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604505/prognostic-value-of-clinical-echocardiographic-and-angiographic-indicators-in-patients-with-large-anterior-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-as-a-first-acute-coronary-event
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Cesare Baldi, Maria V Polito, Rodolfo Citro, Rosario Farina, Tiziana Attisano, Marco Mirra, Paolo Chiodini, Michele R Di Muro, Marco Di Maio, Francesco Vigorito, Renato De Vecchis, Eduardo Bossone, Federico Piscione, Pietro Giudice, Gennaro Galasso
BACKGROUND: The risk of death in patients affected by ST-elevation segment myocardial infarction (STEMI) is well known, but more data are required to define the in-hospital mortality in special subsets. We sought to assess the prognostic value of indicators in patients with large anterior STEMI as a first acute coronary event, undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 48 consecutive large anterior STEMI patients admitted as first acute coronary event, undergoing in acute phase both PCI and IABP...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603594/combined-assessment-of-myocardial-damage-and-electrical-disturbance-in-chronic-heart-failure
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Shinpei Kadowaki, Tetsu Watanabe, Yoichiro Otaki, Taro Narumi, Yuki Honda, Hiroki Takahashi, Takanori Arimoto, Tetsuro Shishido, Takuya Miyamoto, Isao Kubota
AIM: To investigate feasibility of combined assessment of biochemical and electrophysiological myocardial impairment markers risk-stratifying patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS: Serum levels of heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) as a marker of ongoing myocardial damage and QRS duration on electrocardiogram were measured at admission in 322 consecutive patients with CHF. A prolonged QRS duration was defined as 120 ms or longer. The cut-off value for H-FABP level (4...
May 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602363/epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-prognosis-of-heart-failure-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Kumar Dharmarajan, Michael W Rich
Heart failure is the quintessential cardiovascular syndrome of aging that results from common cardiovascular conditions in older adults in conjunction with age-associated changes in cardiovascular structure and function. To a large extent, heart failure is a geriatric syndrome in much the same way that dementia, falls, and frailty are geriatric syndromes. The incidence and prevalence of heart failure increase strikingly with age and make heart failure the most common reason for hospitalization among older adults...
July 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594220/field-reliability-influences-field-validity-risk-assessments-of-individuals-found-not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity
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W Neil Gowensmith, Daniel C Murrie, Marcus T Boccaccini, Brandon J McNichols
Individuals acquitted as not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) are usually committed to psychiatric hospitals for treatment until they are considered suitable for conditional release back to the community. The clinical evaluations that inform conditional release decisions have rarely been studied but provide an ideal opportunity to examine the reliability and validity of complex evaluations in the field. For example, to what extent do forensic evaluators agree about an acquittee's readiness for conditional release? And how accurate are their opinions? We reviewed 175 evaluation reports across 62 cases from Hawaii, which requires 3 separate evaluations from independent clinicians for each felony NGRI acquittee referred for conditional release evaluation...
June 2017: Psychological Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593216/real-world-effectiveness-of-antipsychotic-treatments-in-a-nationwide-cohort-of-29%C3%A2-823-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Jari Tiihonen, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Maila Majak, Juha Mehtälä, Fabian Hoti, Erik Jedenius, Dana Enkusson, Amy Leval, Jan Sermon, Antti Tanskanen, Heidi Taipale
Importance: It has remained unclear whether there are clinically meaningful differences between antipsychotic treatments with regard to preventing relapse of schizophrenia, owing to the impossibility of including large unselected patient populations in randomized clinical trials, as well as residual confounding from selection biases in observational studies. Objective: To study the comparative real-world effectiveness of antipsychotic treatments for patients with schizophrenia...
June 7, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592384/gender-differences-in-long-term-clinical-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-vasospastic-angina
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Da Hyon Lee, Taek Kyu Park, Choong Sil Seong, Hye Bin Gwag, A Young Lim, Min Seok Oh, Sung Woo Cho, Jeong Hoon Yang, Young Bin Song, Joo-Yong Hahn, Jin-Ho Choi, Sang Hoon Lee, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Seung-Hyuk Choi
BACKGROUND: Men are more likely to suffer from vasospastic angina (VSA) than women; however, gender differences in the long-term prognosis of VSA patients have not been fully elucidated. We sought to investigate clinical outcomes and predictive factors of VSA patients according to gender. METHODS: A total of 986 patients (838 men and 148 women) with a positive result on intracoronary ergonovine provocation test between January 2003 and December 2014 were analyzed...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591172/multi-state-modelling-of-heart-failure-care-path-a-population-based-investigation-from-italy
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Francesca Gasperoni, Francesca Ieva, Giulia Barbati, Arjuna Scagnetto, Annamaria Iorio, Gianfranco Sinagra, Andrea Di Lenarda
BACKGROUND: How different risk profiles of heart failure (HF) patients can influence multiple readmissions and outpatient management is largely unknown. We propose the application of two multi-state models in real world setting to jointly evaluate the impact of different risk factors on multiple hospital admissions, Integrated Home Care (IHC) activations, Intermediate Care Unit (ICU) admissions and death. METHODS AND FINDINGS: The first model (model 1) concerns only hospitalizations as possible events and aims at detecting the determinants of repeated hospitalizations...
2017: PloS One
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