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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635634/despite-inflammation-supplemented-essential-amino-acids-may-improve-circulating-levels-of-albumin-and-haemoglobin-in-patients-after-hip-fractures
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Roberto Aquilani, Ginetto Carlo Zuccarelli, Anna Maria Condino, Michele Catani, Carla Rutili, Consiglia Del Vecchio, Pietro Pisano, Manuela Verri, Paolo Iadarola, Simona Viglio, Federica Boschi
Essential amino acids (EAAs) are nutritional substrates that promote body protein synthesis; thus we hypothesised that their supplementation may improve circulating albumin (Alb) and haemoglobin (Hb) in rehabilitative elderly patients following hip fractures (HF). Out of the 145 HF patients originally enrolled in our study, 112 completed the protocol. These subjects were divided into two randomised groups, each containing 56 patients. For a period of two months, one group (age 81.4 ± 8.1 years; male/female 27/29) received a placebo, and the other (age 83...
June 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635194/volitional-rehabilitative-assessments-in-patients-admitted-in-a-post-intensive-care-step-down-unit-a-feasibility-study
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Mara Paneroni, Francesco D' Abrosca, Georges Fokom, Laura Comini, Michele Vitacca
A high variability in functional tests and activities used during the pulmonary rehabilitation has been observed in post-intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and the best battery of tests to adopt has not been described yet. We tested in patients admitted in a post-ICU Step Down Unit the ability to perform the more frequent functional volitional tests. The relations of each single volitional test with general disability and dyspnea at discharge were also evaluated. Ten volitional tests including: bedside spirometry test (ST: FEV1%, FVC%), maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), Peak Expiratory Flow during Cough (PCEF), Quadriceps Muscle Strength (QMS), latissimus Dorsi and teres Major Strength (DMS), Brachial biceps Muscle Strength (BMS), effort tolerance measured by sit-to-stand test, Takahashi test and 6-Min Walking Test (6MWT), were evaluated in post-ICU patients at entry and discharge from in-hospital rehabilitation...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633534/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-improves-exercise-tolerance-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-on-continuous-intravenous-inotropic-support-use-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patrícia Forestieri, Douglas W Bolzan, Vinícius B Santos, Rita Simone Lopes Moreira, Dirceu Rodrigues de Almeida, Renata Trimer, Flávio de Souza Brito, Audrey Borghi-Silva, Antonio Carlos de Camargo Carvalho, Ross Arena, Walter J Gomes, Solange Guizilini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a short-term neuromuscular electrical stimulation program on exercise tolerance in hospitalized patients with advanced heart failure who have suffered an acute decompensation and are under continuous intravenous inotropic support. DESIGN: A randomized controlled study. SUBJECTS: Initially, 195 patients hospitalized for decompensated heart failure were recruited, but 70 were randomized. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomized into two groups: control group subject to the usual care ( n = 35); neuromuscular electrical stimulation group ( n = 35) received daily training sessions to both lower extremities for around two weeks...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632535/perioperative-surgical-home-evaluation-of-a-new-protocol-focused-on-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-manage-children-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion-operation
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Eugene Kim, Brian Lee, Giovanni Cucchiaro
BACKGROUND: The concept of Perioperative Surgical Home has been gaining significant attention in surgical centers. This model is delivering and improving coordinated care in a cost-effective manner to patients undergoing surgical procedures. It starts with the decision for surgical intervention, continues to the intraoperative and postoperative periods, and follows into long-term recovery. Constant re-evaluation of outcomes and modifications of delivery provides a feedback loop for improvement...
June 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630035/the-effects-of-preoperative-volume-replacement-in-diabetic-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-verdict-trial
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Madeleine Clout, Tracy Harris, Chris Rogers, Lucy Culliford, Jodi Taylor, Gianni Angelini, Pradeep Narayan, Barnaby Reeves, James Hillier, Kate Ashton, Kunal Sarkar, Raimondo Ascione
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for prolonged hospital stays, renal failure, and mortality in patients having coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Complications pose a serious threat to patients and prolong intensive care and hospital stays. Low glomerular filtration rate (GFR) due to existing renal impairment or volume depletion may exacerbate acute renal impairment/failure in these patients. Preoperative volume replacement therapy (VRT) is reported to increase the GFR and we hypothesize that VRT will reduce renal impairment and related complications in diabetic patients...
June 19, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629607/post-operative-management-of-perforated-appendicitis-can-clinical-pathways-improve-outcomes
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Robert R Gerard, Barrett A Kielhorn, Laurence E McCahill, Brent Petersen, Andrew J Mullard
BACKGROUND: We sought to decrease organ space infection (OSI) following appendectomy for perforated acute appendicitis (PAA) by minimizing variation in clinical management. OBJECTIVE: A postoperative treatment pathway was developed and four recommendations were implemented: 1) clear documentation of post-operative diagnosis, 2) patients with unknown perforation status to be treated as perforated pending definitive diagnosis, 3) antibiotic therapy to be continued post operatively for 4-7 days after SIRS resolution, and 4) judicious use of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scanning prior to post-operative day 5...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628516/risk-factors-for-readmission-to-hospital-in-adult-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Inge Schjødt, Palle Larsen, Søren Paaske Johnsen, Anna Strömberg, Brian Bridal Løgstrup
The objective of this systematic review is to identify and synthesize the best available evidence on risk factors associated with hospital readmission at different time points within the first year after heart failure (HF) hospitalization in patients suffering from HF with reduced ejection fraction (EF).More specifically, the question is: what are the risk factors for the prediction of hospital readmission within seven, 15, 30, 60, 90, 180 and 365 days of discharge in hospitalized patients with HF with reduced EF aged 18 years or older?...
June 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625339/non-invasive-ventilation-in-emergency-departments-in-public-hospitals-in-catalonia-the-venur-cat-study
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J Jacob, J Zorrilla, E Gené, G Alonso, P Rimbau, F Casarramona, C Netto, P Sánchez, R Hernández, X Escalada, Ò Miró
OBJECTIVES: To know the implementation and characteristics of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in the Emergency Departments (EDs) of public hospitals in Catalonia (Spain) and analyze possible differences based on the typology, degree of activity and the availability of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the hospital. DESIGN: A non-interventional, descriptive study was carried out, using a structured questionnaire divided into 3sections: 1) professional experience and training; 2) devices used; and 3) clinical scenarios and the use of NIV...
June 15, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625000/mechanical-restraint-in-an-emergency-department-a-consecutive-series-of-593-cases
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Nicolas Beysard, Bertrand Yersin, Pierre-Nicolas Carron
The objective is to describe the characteristics of mechanically restrained patients in the emergency department (ED) of a university hospital and to evaluate the quality of restraint documentation that was filled out according to the dedicated protocol with respect to the law on restraint. All adult patients (≥16 years) who were admitted to the ED from January 2009 to December 2010 and were mechanically restrained were included. We assessed medical and demographic characteristics, the completeness of the dedicated protocol, and the concomitant use of chemical sedation...
June 17, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624593/double-sequential-defibrillation-therapy-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-the-london-experience
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Amber C Emmerson, Mark Whitbread, Rachael T Fothergill
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in treatment for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a subgroup of patients remain in refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF) during resuscitation. Recent evidence suggests that double sequential defibrillation (DSD), where two shocks are delivered to the patient in quick succession, may provide an effective therapy for RVF. This study describes the characteristics and survival outcomes of OHCA patients treated by ambulance clinicians using a local DSD protocol in an attempt to resolve RVF...
June 14, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624064/assessing-written-communication-during-interhospital-transfers-of-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Felicity N R Harl, Megan C Saucke, Caprice C Greenberg, Angela M Ingraham
BACKGROUND: Poor communication causes fragmented care. Studies of transitions of care within a hospital and on discharge suggest significant communication deficits. Communication during transfers between hospitals has not been well studied. We assessed the written communication provided during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients. We hypothesized that patients are transferred with incomplete documentation from referring facilities. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of written communication provided during interhospital transfers to our emergency department (ED) from referring EDs for emergency general surgical evaluation between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623892/improving-transitions-in-acute-stroke-patients-discharged-to-home-the-michigan-stroke-transitions-trial-mistt-protocol
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Mathew J Reeves, Anne K Hughes, Amanda T Woodward, Paul P Freddolino, Constantinos K Coursaris, Sarah J Swierenga, Lee H Schwamm, Michele C Fritz
BACKGROUND: For some stroke patients and caregivers, navigating the transition between hospital discharge and returning home is associated with substantial psychosocial and health-related challenges. Currently, no evidence-based standard of care exists that addresses the concerns of stroke patients and caregivers during the transition period. Objectives of the Michigan Stroke Transitions Trial (MISTT) are to test the impact of a social worker home-based case management program, as well as an online information and support resource, on patient and caregiver outcomes after returning home...
June 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623653/miniaturized-temperature-controlled-planar-chromatography-micro-tlc-as-a-versatile-technique-for-fast-screening-of-micropollutants-and-biomarkers-derived-from-surface-water-ecosystems-and-during-technological-processes-of-wastewater-treatment
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Magdalena M Ślączka-Wilk, Elżbieta Włodarczyk, Aleksandra Kaleniecka, Paweł K Zarzycki
There is increasing interest in the development of simple analytical systems enabling the fast screening of target components in complex samples. A number of newly invented protocols are based on quasi separation techniques involving microfluidic paper-based analytical devices and/or micro total analysis systems. Under such conditions, the quantification of target components can be performed mainly due to selective detection. The main goal of this paper is to demonstrate that miniaturized planar chromatography has the capability to work as an efficient separation and quantification tool for the analysis of multiple targets within complex environmental samples isolated and concentrated using an optimized SPE method...
June 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621882/exercise-capacity-and-functional-performance-in-heart-failure-patients-supported-by-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-at-discharge-from-inpatient-rehabilitation
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Thomas Schmidt, Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Petra Bartsch, Ezin Deniz, Jan Schmitto, Sebastian Schulte-Eistrup, Detlev Willemsen, Nils Reiss
Adequate physical and functional performance is an important prerequisite for renewed participation and integration in self-determined private and (where appropriate) professional lives following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. During cardiac rehabilitation (CR), individually adapted exercise programs aim to increase exercise capacity and functional performance. A retrospective analysis of cardiopulmonary exercise capacity and functional performance in LVAD patients at discharge from a cardiac rehabilitation program was conducted...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621831/a-new-rat-model-of-seizures-suitable-for-screening-antiepileptic-electrical-stimulation-therapies
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Cristian Sevcencu, Jianhang Jiao, Kristian Rauhe Harreby, Winnie Jensen
The antiepileptic effects of the electrical stimulation therapies developed for patients with intractable epilepsies depend critically on the stimulation parameters, including the pulse duration, current, and frequency. Consequently, optimization of such therapies requires many animals for testing each of the stimulation parameters alone or in combination, which is costly and time consuming. This drawback could be reduced by testing several stimulation paradigms in each animal, but this requires an animal model of long-lasting seizures allowing such repetitive tests...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621706/nada-ear-acupuncture-an-adjunctive-therapy-to-improve-and-maintain-positive-outcomes-in-substance-abuse-treatment
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Kenneth Carter, Michelle Olshan-Perlmutter, Jonathan Marx, Janet F Martini, Simon B Cairns
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association protocol (NADA) is an adjunctive therapy using 1 to 5 invariant ear acupuncture/acupressure points. This is a randomized prospective study to determine if NADA plus traditional treatment enhance outcomes: quality of life, depression, anxiety and abstinence from substance abuse. There were 100 patients enrolled in the Keystone Substance Abuse Services-Winthrop University Department of Sociology and Anthropology NADA study. All patients completed Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES) prior to starting the program and at program completion...
June 16, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620897/enhanced-recovery-pathway-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-colorectal-surgery-is-there-an-effect-of-increasing-ages-results-from-the-perioperative-italian-society-registry
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Marco Braga, Luigi Beretta, Nicolò Pecorelli, Marianna Maspero, Umberto Casiraghi, Felice Borghi, Luca Pellegrino, Stefano Bona, Roberta Monzani, Gianluigi Ferrari, Danilo Radrizzani, Riccardo Iuliani, Carlo Bima, Marco Scatizzi, Giancarlo Missana, Marco Azzola Guicciardi, Andrea Muratore, Michele Crespi, Hedayat Bouzari, Andrea Pisani Ceretti, Ferdinando Ficari
Previous studies reported that enhanced recovery pathway (ERP) is safe in elderly who did not require a specifically tailored protocol. In previous studies, elderly have been considered as a homogeneous cohort and the cut-off value to identify them was different. The aim of the present study is to assess the compliance to ERP and its impact on postoperative outcome in three subgroups of elderly patients with increasing ages. Prospectively collected data entered in an electronic Italian registry specifically designed for ERP were reviewed...
June 15, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619114/reducing-the-rate-and-duration-of-re-admissions-among-patients-with-unipolar-disorder-and-bipolar-disorder-using-smartphone-based-monitoring-and-treatment-the-radmis-trials-study-protocol-for-two-randomized-controlled-trials
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Maria Faurholt-Jepsen, Mads Frost, Klaus Martiny, Nanna Tuxen, Nicole Rosenberg, Jonas Busk, Ole Winther, Jakob Eyvind Bardram, Lars Vedel Kessing
BACKGROUND: Unipolar and bipolar disorder combined account for nearly half of all morbidity and mortality due to mental and substance use disorders, and burden society with the highest health care costs of all psychiatric and neurological disorders. Among these, costs due to psychiatric hospitalization are a major burden. Smartphones comprise an innovative and unique platform for the monitoring and treatment of depression and mania. No prior trial has investigated whether the use of a smartphone-based system can prevent re-admission among patients discharged from hospital...
June 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619078/psychological-interventions-for-the-treatment-of-depression-anxiety-alcohol-misuse-or-anger-in-armed-forces-veterans-and-their-families-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Luke O'Shea, Ed Watkins, Paul Farrand
BACKGROUND: Evidence highlights a high prevalence of common mental health disorders in armed forces veterans and their families, with depression, anxiety, alcohol misuse and anger being more common than PTSD. This paper presents a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify existing randomised controlled trial (RCT) research testing the effectiveness of psychological interventions for these difficulties in armed forces veterans and their family members. METHODS: Electronic databases (CENTRAL, PsycInfo, MEDLINE, CINAHL, The Cochrane Register of Clinical Trials, EMBASE and ASSIA) will be searched to identify suitable studies for inclusion in the review supplemented by forward and backward reference checking, grey literature searches and contact with subject authors...
June 15, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618123/-pain-relieved-but-still-struggling-critically-ill-patients-experiences-of-pain-and-other-discomforts-during-analgosedation
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Helene Berntzen, Ida Torunn Bjørk, Hilde Wøien
AIM & OBJECTIVE: To explore how critically ill patients treated according to a strategy of analgosedation experience and handle pain, other discomforts, and wakefulness. BACKGROUND: Patients experience both pain and discomfort while in the intensive care unit (ICU). International guidelines recommend focused pain treatment and light sedation. An analgosedation protocol favoring pain management, light sedation and early mobilization was implemented in our university hospital medical and surgical ICU in Norway in 2014...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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