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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327833/-burden-of-smoking-related-disease-and-potential-impact-of-cigarette-price-increase-in-peru
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Ariel E Bardach, Joaquín E Caporale, Andrea Alcaraz, Federico Augustovski, Leandro Huayanay-Falconí, Cesar Loza-Munarriz, Akram Hernández-Vásquez, Andrés Pichon-Riviere
Objectives: . To calculate the burden of smoking-related disease and evaluate the potential economic and health impact of tax-induced cigarette price increase in Peru. Materials and methods.: A microsimulation model was used to estimate smoking-attributable impact on mortality, quality of life, and costs associated with heart and cerebrovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, lung cancer, and another nine cancers. Three scenarios, involving increased taxes, were evaluated...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324261/prophylactic-anticonvulsants-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Jason Mackey, Ashley D Blatsioris, Elizabeth A S Moser, Ravan J L Carter, Chandan Saha, Alec Stevenson, Abigail L Hulin, Darren P O'Neill, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol, Thomas J Leipzig, Linda S Williams
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Prophylactic anticonvulsants are routinely prescribed in the acute setting for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) patients, but some studies have reported an association with worse outcomes. We sought to characterize the prevalence and predictors of prophylactic anticonvulsant administration after ICH as well as guideline adherence. We also sought to determine whether prophylactic anticonvulsants were independently associated with poor outcome. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of primary ICH in our two academic centers...
March 21, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321701/burden-of-disease-attributed-to-ambient-pm2-5-and-pm10-exposure-in-190-cities-in-china
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Kamal Jyoti Maji, Mohit Arora, Anil Kumar Dikshit
Particulate air pollution is becoming a serious public health concern in urban cities of China. Association of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and economic loss with air pollution-related health effects demand quantitative analysis for correctional measures in air quality. This study applies an epidemiology-based exposure-response function to obtain the quantitative estimate of health impact of particulate matter PM2.5 and PM10 across 190 cities of China during years 2014-2015. The annual average concentration of PM2...
March 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317479/climate-changes-and-human-health-a-review-of-the-effect-of-environmental-stressors-on-cardiovascular-diseases-across-epidemiology-and-biological-mechanisms
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Paolo Giorgini, Paolo Di Giosia, Marco Petrarca, Francesco Lattanzio, Cosimo Andrea Stamerra, Claudio Ferri
BACKGROUND: Climate change is rapidly affecting all the regions of our planet. The most relevant example is global warming, which impacts on the earth's ecosystems, threatening human health. Other effects include extreme variations in temperature and increases in air pollution. These events may negatively impact mortality and morbidity for cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: In this review, we discuss the main effects of climate changes on cardiovascular diseases, reporting the epidemiological evidences and the biological mechanisms linking climate change consequences to hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart diseases, heart failure and stroke...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315803/cranioplasty-complications-and-costs-a-national-population-level-analysis-using-the-marketscan-longitudinal-database
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Amy Li, Tej Deepak Azad, Anand Veeravagu, Inderpreet Bhatti, Chao Long, John K Ratliff, Gordon Li
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cranioplasty complications and costs at a population level using a longitudinal national claims database. METHODS: We identified cranioplasty patients between 2007-2014 in the MarketScan national database. We evaluated age, autograft usage, cranioplasty size, and cranioplasty timing on postoperative outcomes. We further analyzed associated costs. A subset analysis of adult cranioplasty patients with emergent indications, including stroke and trauma, was also performed...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315744/cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-infections-who-is-at-greatest-risk
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Parijat Saurav Joy, Gagan Kumar, Jeanne E Poole, Barry London, Brian Olshansky
BACKGROUND: Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) infections are associated with hospitalization, mortality, increased costs and adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Determine the burden of infections for CIEDs based on device type, associated comorbidities and clinical characteristics over a 12-year period. METHODS: Utilizing the National Inpatient Sample database from 2000-2012, procedures for device related infection (DRI) were identified using ICD-9-CM code for CIED removal with diagnosis codes for device-related infection or systemic infection...
March 15, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302547/feasibility-of-using-mobile-ecg-recording-technology-to-detect-atrial-fibrillation-in-low-resource-settings
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Grahame F Evans, Arianna Shirk, Peter Muturi, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: Screening for atrial fibrillation (AF), a major risk factor for stroke that is on the rise in Africa, is becoming increasingly critical. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the feasibility of using mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) recording technology to detect AF. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we used the Kardia Mobile ECG Recorder (AliveCor, Mountain View, California) to screen 50 African adults (66% women; mean age 54...
March 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291783/oesophageal-heat-exchangers-with-a-diameter-of-11mm-or-14-7mm-are-equally-effective-and-safe-for-targeted-temperature-management
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Daniel C Schroeder, Maria Guschlbauer, Alexandra C Maul, Daniel A Cremer, Ingrid Becker, David de la Puente Bethencourt, Peter Paal, Stephan A Padosch, Wolfgang A Wetsch, Thorsten Annecke, Bernd W Böttiger, Anja Sterner-Kock, Holger Herff
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) is widely used in critical care settings for conditions including hepatic encephalopathy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, meningitis, myocardial infarction, paediatric cardiac arrest, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke and sepsis. Furthermore, TTM is a key treatment for patients after out-of-hospital cardiac-arrest (OHCA). However, the optimal cooling method, which is quick, safe and cost-effective still remains controversial...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291765/cervical-spine-surgery-complications-and-risks-in-the-elderly
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Kris Radcliff, Kevin L Ong, Scott Lovald, Edmund Lau, Mark Kurd
STUDY DESIGN: Cervical decompression (CD) and cervical fusion (CF) patients in 5% Medicare Part B claims data. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the complication rate and associated risk factors after cervical spine surgery using a national sample of elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The number of cervical spine procedures in the United States has risen along with associated hospital costs. Postoperative complications lead to longer hospitalizations and greater costs...
March 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289067/association-of-ckd-with-outcomes-among-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Florian Lüders, Klaus Kaier, Gerrit Kaleschke, Katrin Gebauer, Matthias Meyborg, Nasser M Malyar, Eva Freisinger, Helmut Baumgartner, Holger Reinecke, Jochen Reinöhl
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despitethe multiple depicted associations of CKD with reduced cardiovascular and overall prognoses, the association of CKD with outcome of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation has still not been well described. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Data from all hospitalized patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation procedures between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013 in Germany were evaluated regarding influence of CKD, even in the earlier stages, on morbidity, in-hospital outcomes, and costs...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287909/clinical-evaluation-of-a-microwave-based-device-for-detection-of-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Johan Ljungqvist, Stefan Candefjord, Mikael Persson, Lars Jönsson, Thomas Skoglund, Mikael Elam
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability among young persons. A key to improve outcome for patients with TBI is to reduce the time from injury to definitive care by achieving high triage accuracy. Microwave technology (MWT) allows for a portable device to be used in the pre-hospital setting for detection of intracranial hematomas at the scene of injury, thereby enhancing early triage and allowing for more adequate early care. MWT has previously been evaluated for medical applications including the ability to differentiate between hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279251/oral-anticoagulants-for-primary-prevention-treatment-and-secondary-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolic-disease-and-for-prevention-of-stroke-in-atrial-fibrillation-systematic-review-network-meta-analysis-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Jonathan Ac Sterne, Pritesh N Bodalia, Peter A Bryden, Philippa A Davies, Jose A López-López, George N Okoli, Howard Hz Thom, Deborah M Caldwell, Sofia Dias, Diane Eaton, Julian Pt Higgins, Will Hollingworth, Chris Salisbury, Jelena Savović, Reecha Sofat, Annya Stephens-Boal, Nicky J Welton, Aroon D Hingorani
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is effective for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF), but anticoagulation is underused in clinical care. The risk of venous thromboembolic disease during hospitalisation can be reduced by low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH): warfarin is the most frequently prescribed anticoagulant for treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Warfarin-related bleeding is a major reason for hospitalisation for adverse drug effects. Warfarin is cheap but therapeutic monitoring increases treatment costs...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277855/using-lower-cost-statins-improves-outcomes-for-normal-cholesterol-non-diabetic-patients
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Ronen Arbel, Dan Greenberg
BACKGROUND The American College of Cardiology recommends considering initiation of cholesterol-lowering therapy in normal cholesterol adults aged 45-70, who are either diabetic or have a 10 year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease higher than 7.5%. Although this policy was shown to be cost-effective, the multi-billion dollar budget impact may limit the adoption, diffusion and overall clinical impact of this therapy. OBJECTIVES We examined whether using a substantially lower cost statin (Simvastatin) in a much wider population, while accepting almost-as-good per-patient outcomes can provide better outcomes for the entire intended use population (IUP) under a pre-specified budget constraint...
February 21, 2017: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267469/acute-coronary-syndrome-quality-improvement-in-kerala-acs-quik-rationale-and-design-for-a-cluster-randomized-stepped-wedge-trial
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Mark D Huffman, Padinhare Purayil Mohanan, Raji Devarajan, Abigail S Baldridge, Dimple Kondal, Lihui Zhao, Mumtaj Ali, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in India, and there are likely more myocardial infarctions in India than in any other country in the world. We have previously reported heterogeneous care for patients with myocardial infarction in Kerala, a state in southern India, including both gaps in optimal care and inappropriate care. Based on that prior work, limitations from previous nonrandomized quality improvement studies and promising gains in process of care measures demonstrated from previous randomized trials, we and the Cardiological Society of India-Kerala chapter sought to develop, implement, and evaluate a quality improvement intervention to improve process of care measures and clinical outcomes for these patients...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263706/effect-of-health-insurance-on-direct-hospitalisation-costs-for-in-patients-with-ischaemic-stroke-in-china
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Ma Yong, Xiong Xianjun, Li Jinghu, Fang Yunyun
Objectives The aim of the present study was to determine the direct medical costs of hospitalisations for ischaemic stroke (IS) in-patients with different types of health insurance in China and to analyse the demographic characteristics of hospitalised patients, based on data supplied by the China Health Insurance Research Association (CHIRA).Methods A nationwide and cross-sectional sample of IS in-patients with International Classifications of Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10) Code I63 who were ensured under either the Basic Medical Insurance Scheme for Employees (BMISE) or the Basic Medical Insurance Scheme for Urban Residents (BMISUR) was extracted from the CHIRA claims database...
March 7, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254362/safety-and-feasibility-of-outpatient-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-selected-patients-a-spanish-multicenter-registry
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Juan G Córdoba-Soriano, Jesús Jiménez-Mazuecos, Allan Rivera Juárez, Antonio Gutiérrez-Díez, Enrique Gutiérrez Ibañes, Beatriz Samaniego-Lampón, Iñigo Lozano, Arsenio Gallardo-López, Leonel Díaz, Ricardo Sanz-Ruiz, Driss Melehi, María Isabel Barrionuevo-Sánchez, Juan Rondán-Murillo, José M Vegas-Valle, Jaime Elízaga
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The exponential increase in coronary interventions plus the generalization of the radial approach represent the ideal scenario for starting outpatient angioplasty programs with the aim of reducing the costs while maintaining safety. This article reports data from a multicenter Spanish registry on fully ambulatory transradial angioplasty in selected patients for the first time. METHODS: Prospective registry of elective outpatient transradial-ulnar angioplasty in patients with stable coronary disease...
February 26, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247569/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-the-united-states-predictors-of-early-hospital-discharge
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Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Emmanuel Akintoye, Tesfaye Telila, Rajeev Sudhakar, Kavyashri Jagadeesh, Alexandros Briasoulis, Melvyn Rubenfire, Luis Afonso, Cindy L Grines
BACKGROUND: There is a concerted push for adopting a minimalist strategy with emphasis on early hospital discharge for patients undergoing Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). However, studies on discharge patterns and predictors of early discharge (≤3 days post-TAVI) are sparse, in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed using Healthcare Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample database, 2011-2012. A total of 7321 TAVI procedures were identified...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245843/promoting-recruitment-using-information-management-efficiently-prime-study-protocol-for-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-within-the-restart-or-stop-antithrombotics-randomised-trial-restart
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Amy E Maxwell, Martin Dennis, Anthony Rudd, Christopher J Weir, Richard A Parker, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman
BACKGROUND: Research into methods to boost recruitment has been identified as the highest priority for randomised controlled trial (RCT) methodological research in the United Kingdom. Slow recruitment delays the delivery of research and inflates costs. Using electronic patient records has been shown to boost recruitment to ongoing RCTs in primary care by identifying potentially eligible participants, but this approach remains relatively unexplored in secondary care, and for stroke in particular...
March 1, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238528/impact-of-insurance-precertification-on-discharge-of-stroke-patients-to-acute-rehabilitation-or-skilled-nursing-facility
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Andrew L Smith, Ashish Kulhari, Julie A Wolfram, Anthony Furlan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine if the common insurance practice of requiring precertification before a medically ready stroke patient can be discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) causes a delay in discharge. Eliminating delays in discharge of stroke patients is important given the increasing demands for health-care efficiency after the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 1007 patients who were admitted to our comprehensive stroke center with the primary diagnosis of stroke over a 12-month period was performed...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236921/targeting-the-most-important-complications-in-vascular-surgery
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Kyla M Bennett, K Craig Kent, Jessica Schumacher, Caprice C Greenberg, John E Scarborough
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to identify the most clinically relevant and costly perioperative complications occurring in vascular surgery patients. METHODS: The analysis included patients in the 2012 to 2014 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database undergoing one of four high-risk vascular procedures. The procedures-aortic reconstruction, lower extremity bypass, lower extremity amputation, and carotid endarterectomy (CEA)-were selected because they have been established as high risk in the literature, rendering them natural targets for quality improvement initiatives...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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