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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346535/tricuspid-regurgitation-in-acute-heart-failure-is-there-any-incremental-risk
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Diab Mutlak, Jonathan Lessick, Shehrban Khalil, Sergey Yalonetsky, Yoram Agmon, Doron Aronson
Aim: Significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common in heart failure (HF) and portends poor prognosis. We sought to determine whether the poor outcome results from the TR itself, or whether the TR is a surrogate marker of advanced left-sided myocardial or valvular heart disease. Methods and results: We studied 639 patients admitted for acute HF. The relationship between TR severity and the endpoint of readmission for HF or mortality was assessed after adjustment for multiple clinical and echocardiographic parameters...
January 15, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346258/quantifying-frailty-in-post-lung-transplant-patients-can-we-predict-who-will-need-readmission
#2
David C Neujahr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346256/causes-preventability-and-cost-of-unplanned-rehospitalizations-within-30-days-of-discharge-following-lung-transplantation
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Andrew M Courtwright, Derek Zaleski, Lisa Gardo, Vivek N Ahya, Jason D Christie, Maria Crespo, Denis Hadjiliadis, James Lee, Maria Molina, Namrata Patel, Mary Porteous, Edward E Cantu, Christian Bermudez, Joshua M Diamond
BACKGROUND: Unplanned rehospitalizations (UR) within 30 days of discharge are common following lung transplantation. It is unknown whether UR represent preventable gaps in care or necessary interventions for complex patients. The objective of this study was to assess the incidence, causes, risk factors, and preventability of UR following initial discharge after lung transplantation. METHODS: This was a single-center prospective cohort study. Subjects completed a modified Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) to assess frailty at listing and at initial hospital discharge after transplantation and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) at discharge...
January 18, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345150/an-initial-assessment-of-the-utility-of-validated-alcohol-and-drug-screening-tools-in-predicting-30-day-readmission-to-adult-general-medicine-wards
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Steven P Gerke, Jon D Agley, Cynthia Wilson, Ruth A Gassman, Philip Forys, David W Crabb
Previous studies have identified drug and alcohol use as risk factors for readmission using claims data, but not by using substance use screening scores. This preliminary study tested the hypothesis that prevalence of 30-day readmission would be higher among patients screening positive on the 10-item Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-10) or the 10-item Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10) tools at intake than among the general patient population. Social workers screened 4708 adult inpatients using prescreening questions followed by the AUDIT-10 and/or DAST-10...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344798/association-between-values-of-preoperative-6-min-walk-test-and-surgical-outcomes-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-decreased-predicted-postoperative-pulmonary-function
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Tatsuo Nakagawa, Yasuaki Tomioka, Toshiya Toyazaki, Masashi Gotoh
OBJECTIVE: We retrospectively investigated the possibility that the 6-min walk test (6MWT) could predict surgical outcomes in lung cancer patients with decreased predicted postoperative (ppo) lung function. METHODS: Patients were enrolled based on their preoperative spirometry: <60% of the ppo forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1.0) or < 60% of the ppo lung carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLco). Morbidity, oxygen inhalation required > 10 days, home oxygen therapy (HOT) requirement, unexpected readmission within 90 days, and 90-day mortality were included as surgical outcomes...
January 17, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344731/the-impact-of-surgeon-volume-on-patient-outcome-in-spine-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Azeem Tariq Malik, Usman Younis Panni, Muhammad Usman Mirza, Maryam Tetlay, Shahryar Noordin
PURPOSE: Recently, strategies aimed at optimizing provider factors have been proposed, including regionalization of surgeries to higher volume centers and adoption of volume standards. With limited literature promoting the regionalization of spine surgeries, we undertook a systematic review to investigate the impact of surgeon volume on outcomes in patients undergoing spine surgery. METHODS: We performed a systematic review examining the association between surgeon volume and spine surgery outcomes...
January 17, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344661/plasma-levels-of-microrna-21-126-and-423-5p-alter-during-clinical-improvement-and-are-associated-with-the-prognosis-of-acute-heart-failure
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Stéfanie Ingrid Dos Reis Schneider, Daiane Silvello, Nidiane Carla Martinelli, Arthur Garbin, Andréia Biolo, Nadine Clausell, Michael Andrades, Kátia Gonçalves Dos Santos, Luís Eduardo Rohde
MicroRNAs are associated with myocardial damage and heart failure (HF). The present study investigated whether the plasma levels of microRNA (miR)‑21, ‑126 and ‑423‑5p alter according to the (de)compensated state of patients with HF and are associated with all‑cause mortality. In 48 patients with HF admitted to the emergency room for an episode of acute decompensation, blood samples were collected to measure miR and B‑type natriuretic peptide levels within 24 h of hospital admission, at the time of hospital discharge, and a number of weeks post‑discharge (chronic stable compensated state)...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344539/agreement-between-heart-failure-patients-and-their-primary-caregivers-on-symptom-assessment
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Hassan Sharifi, Mohammad Ali Rezaei, Nastaran Heydari Khayat, Neda Mohammadinia
Background: To decrease the readmission rate of heart failure (HF) patients, patients and their caregivers (CGs) should participate in symptoms assessment. This study aimed to assess the agreement between HF patients and their CGs on symptoms assessment. Methods: Using a correlational design, 100 HF patients with their CGs (100 dyads) were recruited from Department of Cardiology, Iranshahr, during August-December 2014. Data were collected using modified Heart Failure Symptom Survey (HFSS)...
January 2018: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343987/performance-of-the-lace-index-to-predict-30-day-hospital-readmissions-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Maryam A Hakim, Frances L Garden, Matthew D Jennings, Claudia C Dobler
Background and objective: Patients hospitalized for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a high 30-day hospital readmission rate, which has a large impact on the health care system and patients' quality of life. The use of a prediction model to quantify a patient's risk of readmission may assist in directing interventions to patients who will benefit most. The objective of this study was to calculate the rate of 30-day readmissions and evaluate the accuracy of the LACE index (length of stay, acuity of admission, co-morbidities, and emergency department visits within the last 6 months) for 30-day readmissions in a general hospital population of COPD patients...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343950/examining-30-day-copd-readmissions-through-the-emergency-department
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Michael E Rezaee, Charlotte E Ward, Bonita Nuanez, Daniel A Rezaee, Jeffrey Ditkoff, Alexandra Halalau
Background: Thirty-day readmission in COPD is common and costly, but potentially preventable. The emergency department (ED) may be a setting for COPD readmission reduction efforts. Objective: To better understand COPD readmission through the ED, ascertain factors associated with 30-day readmission through the ED, and identify subgroups of patients with COPD for readmission reduction interventions. Patients and methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted from January 2009 to September 2015 in patients with COPD of age ≥18 years...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342417/a-study-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-fenestrated-branched-evar-compared-with-open-surgery-for-patients-with-complex-aortic-aneurysms-at-2-years
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Morgane Michel, Jean-Pierre Becquemin, Jean Marzelle, Céline Quelen, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess the cost-effectiveness of fenestrated and branched stent grafts (f/b EVAR) compared with open surgical repair (OSR) in thoraco-abdominal or complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA/AAA) at 2 years. METHODS: Two matched cohorts of patients with TAAA or complex AAA were compared after a follow-up of two years. Patients included in the WINDOW French multicentre prospective registry were treated by f/b EVAR, and OSR patients were extracted from the French national hospital discharge database...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342203/biological-pathways-underlying-the-association-of-red-cell-distribution-width-and-adverse-clinical-outcome-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Giedre Zurauskaite, Marc Meier, Alaadin Voegeli, Daniel Koch, Sebastian Haubitz, Alexander Kutz, Luca Bernasconi, Andreas Huber, Mario Bargetzi, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND: Red cell distribution width (RDW) predicts disease outcome in several patient populations, but its prognostic value in addition to other disease parameters in unselected medical inpatients remains unclear. Our aim was to investigate the association of admission RDW levels and mortality adjusted for several disease pathways in unselected medical patients from a previous multicenter study. METHODS: We included consecutive adult, medical patients at the time point of hospital admission through the emergency department into this observational, cohort study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342059/patients-living-alone-can-be-safely-discharged-directly-home-after-total-joint-arthroplasty-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Andrew N Fleischman, Matthew S Austin, James J Purtill, Javad Parvizi, William J Hozack
BACKGROUND: Despite the expense and potential hazards of inpatient rehabilitation, there is a prevailing belief that patients living alone cannot be safely discharged directly home after total joint arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of direct home discharge for patients living alone during convalescence after primary total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: We prospectively studied 910 consecutive patients undergoing primary, unilateral total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty over an 8-month period...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341239/interaction-between-healthcare-professionals-and-parents-is-a-key-determinant-of-parental-distress-during-childhood-hospitalisation-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-european-rsv-outcomes-study-eros
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Xavier Carbonell-Estrany, Alberto Dall'Agnola, John R Fullarton, Barry S Rodgers-Gray, Elisa Girardi, Alessandro Mussa, Natalia Paniagua, Marta Pieretto, Rosa Rodríguez-Fernandez, Paolo Manzoni
AIM: We characterised the distress that parents experienced when their child was hospitalised for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. METHODS: This survey-based, observational study was conducted during 2014-2015. Meetings were held in Spain and Italy, with 24 parents of RSV hospitalised infants and 11 healthcare professionals experienced in RSV, which identified 110 factors related to parental distress. The resulting questionnaire was completed by another 105 Spanish and Italian parents and 56 healthcare professionals, to assess the impact these factors had on parental distress, using a scale from 0-10 (very unimportant to very important)...
January 17, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340924/impact-of-preoperative-opioid-use-after-emergency-general-surgery
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Young Kim, Alexander R Cortez, Koffi Wima, Vikrom K Dhar, Krishna P Athota, Jason J Schrager, Timothy A Pritts, Michael J Edwards, Shimul A Shah
BACKGROUND: Preoperative exposure to narcotics has recently been associated with poor outcomes after elective major surgery, but little is known as to how preoperative opioid use impacts outcomes after common, emergency general surgical procedures (EGS). METHODS: A high-volume, single-center analysis was performed on patients who underwent EGS from 2012 to 2013. EGS was defined as the seven emergent operations that account for 80% of the national burden. Preoperative opioid use was defined as having an active opioid prescription within 7 days prior to surgery...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340918/validation-of-aast-egs-grade-for-acute-pancreatitis
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Moustafa Younis, Matthew Hernandez, Mohamed Ray-Zack, Nadeem N Haddad, Asad Choudhry, Pooja Reddy, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The AAST recently developed an emergency general surgery (EGS) disease grading system to measure anatomic severity. We aimed to validate this grading system for acute pancreatitis and compare cross sectional imaging-based AAST EGS grade and compare with several clinical prediction models. We hypothesize that increased AAST EGS grade would be associated with important physiological and clinical outcomes and is comparable to other severity grading methods. METHODS: Single institution retrospective review of adult patients admitted with acute pancreatitis during 10/2014-1/2016 was performed...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340829/trends-and-surgical-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-pyloromyotomy
#17
William C Kethman, Alex H S Harris, Mary T Hawn, James K Wall
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is one of the most common pediatric illnesses necessitating surgical intervention. Controversy remains over the optimal surgical approach between laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LP) and open pyloromyotomy (OP). LP has gained acceptance for management of HPS in an era of expanding minimal access surgical approaches to pediatric conditions. Several studies suggest advantages of LP over OP; however, selection bias and small sample sizes remain a concern...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339639/mri-guided-interstitial-laser-ablation-for-intracranial-lesions-a-large-single-institution-experience-of-133-cases
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Ashwin A Kamath, Daniel D Friedman, Carl D Hacker, Matthew D Smyth, David D Limbrick, Albert H Kim, Ammar H Hawasli, Eric C Leuthardt
BACKGROUND: Managing difficult-to-access lesions or surgically accessible lesions in fragile patients is a central problem in neurosurgery. MRI-guided interstitial laser ablation (ILA) is a minimally invasive option that may provide a safe means of treating these challenging patients. OBJECTIVE: We aim to (1) evaluate safety, efficacy, and preliminary outcomes within a diverse and large series of ILA treatments; and (2) report technical details and operative trends that proved useful over time in the authors' experience and that may be of use to neurosurgeons who perform ILA...
January 17, 2018: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339433/five-year-mortality-after-transient-ischemic-attack-focus-on-cardiometabolic-comorbidity-and-hospital-readmission
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Mohammed Yousufuddin, Nathan Young, Lawrence Keenan, Tammy Olson, Jessica Shultz, Taylor Doyle, Eimad M Ahmmad, Kogulavadanan Arumaithurai, Paul Takahashi, Mohammad Hassan Murad
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed at providing estimates of mortality associated with cardiometabolic comorbidity and incident readmission from cardiometabolic as compared with noncardiometabolic conditions after a first transient ischemic attack. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, patients hospitalized for a first transient ischemic attack were examined for cardiometabolic comorbidities (diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation), 5-year incident hospitalization, and time to death...
January 16, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338923/minimally-invasive-hysterectomy-surgery-rates-for-endometrial-cancer-performed-at-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-nccn-centers
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Jennifer Bergstrom, Alessia Aloisi, Shannon Armbruster, Ting-Tai Yen, Jvan Casarin, Mario M Leitao, Edward J Tanner, Rayna Matsuno, Karime Kalil Machado, Sean C Dowdy, Pamela T Soliman, Stephanie L Wethington, Rebecca L Stone, Kimberly L Levinson, Amanda N Fader
OBJECTIVES: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a quality measure for endometrial cancer (EC) established by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American College of Surgeons. Our study objective was to assess the proportion of EC cases performed by MIS at National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) centers and evaluate perioperative outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women who underwent surgical treatment for EC from 2013 to 2014 was conducted at four NCCN centers...
January 12, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
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