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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516331/burden-of-herpes-simplex-virus-encephalitis-in-the-united-states
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S Modi, Abhimanyu Mahajan, D Dharaiya, P Varelas, P Mitsias
Herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSVE) is a disease of public health concern, but its burden on the healthcare of United States has not been adequately assessed recently. We aimed to define the incidence, complications and outcomes of HSVE in the recent decade by analyzing data from a nationally representative database. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project databases were utilized to identify patients with primary discharge diagnosis of HSVE. Annual hospitalization rate was estimated and several preselected inpatient complications were identified...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506979/impact-of-ezetimibe-on-the-rate-of-cardiovascular-related-hospitalizations-and-associated-costs-among-patients-with-a-recent-acute-coronary-syndrome-results-from-the-improve-it-trial-improved-reduction-of-outcomes-vytorin-efficacy-international-trial
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Yashashwi Pokharel, Khaja Chinnakondepalli, Katherine Vilain, Kaijun Wang, Daniel B Mark, Glenn Davies, Michael A Blazing, Robert P Giugliano, Eugene Braunwald, Christopher P Cannon, David J Cohen, Elizabeth A Magnuson
BACKGROUND: Ezetimibe, when added to simvastatin therapy, reduces cardiovascular events after recent acute coronary syndrome. However, the impact of ezetimibe on cardiovascular-related hospitalizations and associated costs is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used patient-level data from the IMPROVE-IT (Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial) to examine the impact of simvastatin-ezetimibe versus simvastatin-placebo on cardiovascular-related hospitalizations and related costs (excluding drug costs) over 7 years follow-up...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483774/observed-cost-and-variations-in-short-term-cost-effectiveness-of-therapy-for-ischemic-stroke-in-interventional-management-of-stroke-ims-iii
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Kit N Simpson, Annie N Simpson, Patrick D Mauldin, Yuko Y Palesch, Sharon D Yeatts, Dawn Kleindorfer, Thomas A Tomsick, Lydia D Foster, Andrew M Demchuk, Pooja Khatri, Michael D Hill, Edward C Jauch, Tudor G Jovin, Bernard Yan, Rüdiger von Kummer, Carlos A Molina, Mayank Goyal, Wouter J Schonewille, Mikael Mazighi, Stefan T Engelter, Craig Anderson, Judith Spilker, Janice Carrozzella, Karla J Ryckborst, L Scott Janis, Joseph P Broderick
BACKGROUND: Examination of linked data on patient outcomes and cost of care may help identify areas where stroke care can be improved. We report on the association between variations in stroke severity, patient outcomes, cost, and treatment patterns observed over the acute hospital stay and through the 12-month follow-up for subjects receiving endovascular therapy compared to intravenous tissue plasminogen activator alone in the IMS (Interventional Management of Stroke) III Trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective data collected for a prespecified economic analysis of the trial were used...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481826/the-impact-of-nurse-staffing-on-in-hospital-mortality-of-stroke-patients-in-korea
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Wankyo Chung, Min Sohn
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in Korea, and a well-qualified, adequate nursing force achieves better patient outcomes. STUDY PURPOSES: This study examined the association between nurse staffing and in-hospital mortality among stroke patients in a nationally representative sample. METHODS: This cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted using 2009 National Health Insurance claims data of stroke patients admitted to variously sized Korean hospitals...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478736/computerised-mirror-therapy-with-augmented-reflection-technology-for-early-stroke-rehabilitation-clinical-feasibility-and-integration-as-an-adjunct-therapy
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Simon Hoermann, Luara Ferreira Dos Santos, Nadine Morkisch, Katrin Jettkowski, Moran Sillis, Hemakumar Devan, Parimala S Kanagasabai, Henning Schmidt, Jörg Krüger, Christian Dohle, Holger Regenbrecht, Leigh Hale, Nicholas J Cutfield
PURPOSE: New rehabilitation strategies for post-stroke upper limb rehabilitation employing visual stimulation show promising results, however, cost-efficient and clinically feasible ways to provide these interventions are still lacking. An integral step is to translate recent technological advances, such as in virtual and augmented reality, into therapeutic practice to improve outcomes for patients. This requires research on the adaptation of the technology for clinical use as well as on the appropriate guidelines and protocols for sustainable integration into therapeutic routines...
July 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477328/can-chronic-disease-be-managed-through-integrated-care-cost-effectively-evidence-from-a-systematic-review
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J Cronin, A Murphy, E Savage
BACKGROUND: The increase in demand for integrated care models to manage chronic disease is a challenge for the Irish health system, which is traditionally organised around the acute hospital services. Implementing integrated care programmes requires significant investment, and thus, their economic impact requires consideration. AIMS: This paper updates the previous evidence on the cost-effectiveness of integrated care programmes to support the development of a cost-effective integrated care programme for chronic disease management...
May 5, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475479/risk-of-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
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Tapan Mehta, Mohammed Hussain, Khushboo Sheth, Yuchuan Ding, Louise D McCullough
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several rheumatologic conditions including systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid antibody (APS) syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma are known risk factors for stroke. The risk of hemorrhagic transformation after an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in these patients is not known. METHODS: We queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data between 2010 and 2012 with ICD 9 diagnostic codes for AIS. The primary outcome was the development of hemorrhagic transformation...
May 5, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470357/auditing-the-frequency-and-the-clinical-and-economic-impact-of-testing-for-fabry-disease-in-patients-under-the-age-of-70-with-a-stroke-admitted-to-saint-vincent-s-university-hospital-over-a-6-month-period
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J Lambe, I Noone, R Lonergan, N Tubridy
BACKGROUND: Fabry disease is an X-linked recessive lysosomal storage disorder that provokes multi-organ morbidity, including early-onset stroke. Worldwide prevalence may be greater than previously estimated, with many experiencing first stroke prior to diagnosis of Fabry disease. AIMS: The aim of this study is to screen a cohort of stroke patients under 70 years of age, evaluating the clinical and economic efficacy of such a broad screening programme for Fabry disease...
May 3, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454832/rationale-and-design-of-the-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-for-selective-cardiac-catheterization-relation-to-cardiovascular-outcomes-cost-effectiveness-and-quality-of-life-conserve-trial
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Sang-Eun Lee, Fay Y Lin, Yao Lu, Hyuk-Jae Chang, James K Min
Although coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has shown promise as a "gatekeeper" to invasive coronary angiography (ICA) in longitudinal cohort studies, it remains unknown whether the strategy of selective ICA by initial performance of CCTA is either safe or effective when compared with a direct ICA strategy in patients with an American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) guideline-directed indication for ICA. OBJECTIVES: The CONSERVE trial is a prospective randomized multicenter trial to determine the clinical effectiveness of "selective catheterization" vs "direct catheterization" strategies for stable patients with suspected but without known coronary artery disease, who meet AHA/ACC guideline indication for ICA...
April 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443389/neuroscience-intermediate-level-care-units-staffed-by-intensivists-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-analysis
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Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Ariel Hendin, Kalpana Bhardwaj, Kednapa Thavorn, Dave Neilipovitz, Dalibour Kubelik, Gianni D'Egidio, Grant Stotts, Erin Rosenberg
INTRODUCTION: With an aging population and increasing numbers of intensive care unit admissions, novel ways of providing quality care at reduced cost are required. Closed neurointensive care units improve outcomes for patients with critical neurological conditions, including decreased mortality and length of stay (LOS). Small studies have demonstrated the safety of intermediate-level units for selected patient populations. However, few studies analyze both cost and safety outcomes of these units...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431633/greater-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-among-black-persons-compared-to-white-persons-with-aphasia-in-the-north-carolina-stroke-belt
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Charles Ellis, Rose Y Hardy, Richard C Lindrooth
PURPOSE: To examine racial differences in healthcare utilization and costs for persons with aphasia (PWA) being treated in acute care hospitals in North Carolina (NC). METHODS: NC Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Database (HCUP-SID) data from 2011-2012 were analyzed to examine healthcare utilization and costs of care for stroke patients with aphasia. Analyses emphasized length of stay, charges and cost of general hospital services. Generalized linear models (GLM) were constructed to determine the impact of demographic characteristics, stroke/illness severity, and observed hospital characteristics on utilization and costs...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430850/trends-in-hospitalization-for-hypertensive-emergency-and-relationship-of-end-organ-damage-with-in-hospital-mortality
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Mahek Shah, Shantanu Patil, Brijesh Patel, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Lohit Garg, Sahil Agrawal, Larry Jacobs, Susan P Steigerwalt, Matthew W Martinez
BACKGROUND: There are no comprehensive guidelines on management of hypertensive emergency (HTNE) and complications. Despite advances in antihypertensive medications HTNE is accompanied with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We queried the 2002-2012 nationwide inpatient sample database to identify patients with HTNE. Trends in incidence of HTNE and in-hospital mortality were analyzed. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between end-organ complications and in-hospital mortality...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377155/level-of-need-divertibility-and-outcomes-of-newly-admitted-nursing-home-residents
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Peter Tanuseputro, Amy Hsu, Kerry Kuluski, Mathieu Chalifoux, Melissa Donskov, Sarah Beach, Peter Walker
OBJECTIVES: To describe the level of need and divertibility of newly admitted nursing home residents, describe the factors that drive need, and describe the outcomes of residents across different levels of need. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: A total of 640 publicly funded nursing homes (also known as long-term care facilities) in Ontario, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: All newly admitted residents between January 1, 2010 and March 1, 2012...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375069/long-term-cost-effectiveness-of-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke-in-real-life-an-analysis-based-on-data-from-the-swedish-stroke-register-riksstroke
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Katarina Steen Carlsson, Gunnar Andsberg, Jesper Petersson, Bo Norrving
Background Randomised controlled trials have demonstrated substantial clinical benefit for thrombectomy in patients with acute ischaemic stroke and proximal anterior circulation arterial occlusion. Aim We investigated the long-term cost-effectiveness of thrombectomy after thrombolysis versus thrombolysis alone using real-world outcome data on need for health care, home help and nursing home care. Methods We used real-life resource use and survival data from the Swedish Stroke Register and pooled outcomes from five randomised controlled trials published in 2015 in a newly constructed Markov cost-effectiveness model with a societal perspective...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369234/postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-following-cardiac-surgery-a-persistent-complication
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Jason W Greenberg, Timothy S Lancaster, Richard B Schuessler, Spencer J Melby
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common, expensive and potentially morbid complication following cardiac surgery. POAF occurs in around 35% of cardiac surgery cases and has a peak incidence on postoperative day 2. Patients who develop POAF incur on average $10 000-$20 000 in additional hospital treatment costs, 12-24 h of prolonged ICU time, and an additional 2 to 5 days in the hospital. POAF has been identified as an independent predictor of numerous adverse outcomes, including a 2- to 4-fold increased risk of stroke, reoperation for bleeding, infection, renal or respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, cerebral complications, need for permanent pacemaker placement, and a 2-fold increase in all-cause 30-day and 6-month mortality...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368550/home-or-foster-home-care-versus-institutional-long-term-care-for-functionally-dependent-older-people
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Camilla Young, Amanda M Hall, Daniela C Gonçalves-Bradley, Terry J Quinn, Lotty Hooft, Barbara C van Munster, David J Stott
BACKGROUND: Changing population demographics have led to an increasing number of functionally dependent older people who require care and medical treatment. In many countries, government policy aims to shift resources into the community from institutional care settings with the expectation that this will reduce costs and improve the quality of care compared. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of long-term home or foster home care versus institutional care for functionally dependent older people...
April 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362411/continuous-manual-exchange-transfusion-for-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease-an-efficient-method-to-avoid-iron-overload
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Bérengère Koehl, Florence Missud, Laurent Holvoet, Ghislaine Ithier, Oliver Sakalian-Black, Zinedine Haouari, Emmanuelle Lesprit, André Baruchel, Malika Benkerrou
Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) may be at risk of cerebral vasculopathy and strokes, which can be prevented by chronic transfusion programs. Repeated transfusions of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) is currently the simplest and most used technique for chronic transfusion programs. However, iron overload is one of the major side effects of this therapy. More developed methods exist, notably the apheresis of RBC (erythrapheresis), which is currently the safest and most efficient method. However, it is costly, complicated, and cannot be implemented everywhere, nor is it suitable for all patients...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361110/patterns-of-care-and-outcomes-in-cardiovascular-disease-after-kidney-transplantation-in-the-united-states
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Amit K Mathur, Yu-Hui Chang, D Eric Steidley, Raymond Heilman, Narjeet Khurmi, Nabil Wasif, David Etzioni, Adyr A Moss
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important driver of mortality after kidney transplantation. Its broader impact on posttransplant health care utilization in US hospitals is unknown. METHODS: We used administrative claims data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample and the American Hospital Association Annual Survey to identify hospitalizations for kidney transplant patients with a cardiovascular diagnosis from 2005 to 2011. CVD hospitalizations were stratified by transplant hospital status to characterize patterns in inpatient health care utilization and outcomes...
February 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356241/virtual-reality-for-management-of-pain-in-hospitalized-patients-results-of-a-controlled-trial
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Vartan C Tashjian, Sasan Mosadeghi, Amber R Howard, Mayra Lopez, Taylor Dupuy, Mark Reid, Bibiana Martinez, Shahzad Ahmed, Francis Dailey, Karen Robbins, Bradley Rosen, Garth Fuller, Itai Danovitch, Waguih IsHak, Brennan Spiegel
BACKGROUND: Improvements in software and design and reduction in cost have made virtual reality (VR) a practical tool for immersive, three-dimensional (3D), multisensory experiences that distract patients from painful stimuli. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to measure the impact of a onetime 3D VR intervention versus a two-dimensional (2D) distraction video for pain in hospitalized patients. METHODS: We conducted a comparative cohort study in a large, urban teaching hospital in medical inpatients with an average pain score of ≥3/10 from any cause...
March 29, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345538/current-trends-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-during-the-past-5-years-in-rural-areas-of-china-s-liaoning-province-a-multicenter-study
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Guang-Xiao Li, Bo Zhou, Guo-Xian Qi, Bo Zhang, Da-Ming Jiang, Gui-Mei Wu, Bing Ma, Peng Zhang, Qiong-Rui Zhao, Juan Li, Ying Li, Jing-Pu Shi
BACKGROUND: Since 2010, two versions of National Guidelines aimed at promoting the management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have been formulated by the Chinese Society of Cardiology. However, little is known about the changes in clinical characteristics, management, and in-hospital outcomes in rural areas. METHODS: In the present multicenter, cross-sectional study, participants were enrolled from rural hospitals located in Liaoning province in Northeast China, during two different periods (from June 2009 to June 2010 and from January 2015 to December 2015)...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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