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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318984/safety-and-efficacy-of-thrombectomy-in-acute-ischaemic-stroke-revascat-1-year-follow-up-of-a-randomised-open-label-trial
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Antoni Dávalos, Erik Cobo, Carlos A Molina, Angel Chamorro, M Angeles de Miquel, Luis San Román, Joaquín Serena, Elena López-Cancio, Marc Ribó, Mónica Millán, Xabier Urra, Pere Cardona, Alejandro Tomasello, Carlos Castaño, Jordi Blasco, Lucía Aja, Marta Rubiera, Meritxell Gomis, Arturo Renú, Blanca Lara, Joan Martí-Fàbregas, Brian Jankowitz, Neus Cerdà, Tudor G Jovin
BACKGROUND: The REVASCAT trial and other studies have shown that the neurovascular thrombectomy improves outcomes at 90 days post stroke. However, whether the observed benefit is sustained in the long term remains unknown. We report the results of the prespecified 12-month analysis of the REVASCAT trial. METHODS: Patients with acute ischaemic stroke who could be treated within 8 h of symptom onset were randomly assigned to medical therapy (including intravenous alteplase when eligible) and neurovascular thrombectomy with Solitaire FR or medical therapy alone...
March 16, 2017: Lancet Neurology
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/28282022/barriers-to-health-care-for-adults-with-multiple-chronic-conditions-united-states-2012-2015
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Brian W Ward
Data from the National Health Interview Survey •In 2015, the percentage of adults aged 18-64 who delayed or did not obtain needed medical care due to cost in the past 12 months was highest among those diagnosed with 2 or more of 10 selected chronic conditions (16.9%), and it was lowest among those with none of the selected conditions (8.5%). •The percentage of adults who delayed needed medical care for a non-cost reason in the past 12 months increased as the number of conditions increased. •The percentage of adults who had seen or talked to a health professional in the past 12 months increased as the number of conditions increased...
March 2017: NCHS Data Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279725/modified-eversion-carotid-endarterectomy-mecea-analysis-of-clinical-and-financial-outcomes
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Scott E Musicant, Vincent J Guzzetta, Thomas T Terramani, Kristina L Greenwood, Wendy C Chiodo, Karen M Heaney, Shelley J Berthiaume
BACKGROUND: Several carotid endarterectomy techniques have been described, including conventional carotid endarterectomy (CCEA) performed with patch repair and eversion carotid endarterectomy (ECEA) performed with transection of the internal carotid artery. We describe our simplified technique of modified eversion carotid endarterectomy (mECEA) with longitudinal arteriotomy limited to the carotid bulb, without transection of the internal carotid artery, and present our analysis of its safety, efficacy and cost effectiveness...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272725/-comparison-of-the-cost-utility-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-the-prevention-of-stroke-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-spain
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M Monreal-Bosch, S Soulard, C Crespo, S Brand, A Kansal
INTRODUCTION: Apixaban, dabigatran and rivaroxaban are three new direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) used in the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in Spain. AIM: To assess the relative cost-utility of the three DOACs compared with vitamin K antagonists. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A Markov model with 3-month cycles was used to simulate NVAF patients starting with treatment and followed up for their lifetime from the perspective of the National Health System...
March 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
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/28243501/validation-of-olfactory-deficit-as-a-biomarker-of-alzheimer-disease
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Matthew R Woodward, Chaitanya V Amrutkar, Harshit C Shah, Ralph H B Benedict, Sanjanaa Rajakrishnan, Rachelle S Doody, Li Yan, Kinga Szigeti
BACKGROUND: We evaluated smell identification as a biomarker for Alzheimer disease (AD) by assessing its utility in differentiating normal aging from an amnestic disorder and determining its predictive value for conversion from amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) to AD. METHODS: Cross-sectional study (AD = 262, aMCI = 110, controls = 194) measuring smell identification (University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test [UPSIT]) and cognitive status was performed, as well as longitudinal analysis of aMCI participants (n = 96) with at least 1 year follow-up (mean 477...
February 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206827/validity-of-the-symbol-digit-modalities-test-as-a-cognition-performance-outcome-measure-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Ralph Hb Benedict, John DeLuca, Glenn Phillips, Nicholas LaRocca, Lynn D Hudson, Richard Rudick
Cognitive and motor performance measures are commonly employed in multiple sclerosis (MS) research, particularly when the purpose is to determine the efficacy of treatment. The increasing focus of new therapies on slowing progression or reversing neurological disability makes the utilization of sensitive, reproducible, and valid measures essential. Processing speed is a basic elemental cognitive function that likely influences downstream processes such as memory. The Multiple Sclerosis Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC) includes representatives from advocacy organizations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), academic institutions, and industry partners along with persons living with MS...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196938/risk-of-acute-stroke-after-hospitalization-for-sepsis-a-case-crossover-study
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Amelia K Boehme, Purnima Ranawat, Jorge Luna, Hooman Kamel, Mitchell S V Elkind
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Infections have been found to increase the risk of stroke over the short term. We hypothesized that stroke risk would be highest shortly after a sepsis hospitalization, but that the risk would decrease, yet remain up to 1 year after sepsis. METHODS: This case-crossover analysis utilized data obtained from the California State Inpatient Database of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. All stroke admissions were included. Exposure was defined as hospitalization for sepsis or septicemia 180, 90, 30, or 15 days before stroke (risk period) or similar time intervals exactly 1 or 2 years before stroke (control period)...
March 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196524/financial-barriers-and-adverse-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-with-cardiovascular-related-chronic-diseases-a-cohort-study
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David J T Campbell, Braden J Manns, Robert G Weaver, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Kathryn M King-Shier, Claudia Sanmartin
BACKGROUND: Some patients with cardiovascular-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease report financial barriers to achieving optimal health. Previous surveys report that the perception of having a financial barrier is associated with self-reported adverse clinical outcomes. We sought to confirm these findings using linked survey and administrative data to determine, among patients with cardiovascular-related chronic diseases, if there is an association between perceived financial barriers and the outcomes of: (1) disease-related hospitalizations, (2) all-cause mortality and (3) inpatient healthcare costs...
February 15, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181855/a-contemporary-evaluation-of-carotid-endarterectomy-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-the-united-states
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Amit R Patel, Viktor Y Dombrovskiy, Todd R Vogel
Objectives Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been identified as a significant risk factor for poor post-surgical outcomes. This study was designed to provide a contemporary analysis of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) outcomes in patients with CKD, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and normal renal function (NF). Methods The Nationwide Inpatient Sample data 2006-2012 was queried to select patients aging 40 years old and above who underwent CEA during two days after admission and had a diagnosis of ESRD on long-term hemodialysis, patients with non-dialysis-dependent CKD, or NF...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178979/managed-care-and-inpatient-mortality-in-adults-effect-of-primary-payer
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Anika L Hines, Susan O Raetzman, Marguerite L Barrett, Ernest Moy, Roxanne M Andrews
BACKGROUND: Because managed care is increasingly prevalent in health care finance and delivery, it is important to ascertain its effects on health care quality relative to that of fee-for-service plans. Some stakeholders are concerned that basing gatekeeping, provider selection, and utilization management on cost may lower quality of care. To date, research on this topic has been inconclusive, largely because of variation in research methods and covariates. Patient age has been the only consistently evaluated outcome predictor...
February 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151403/cardiovascular-health-and-healthcare-utilization-and-expenditures-among-medicare-beneficiaries-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
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Kristal J Aaron, Lisandro D Colantonio, Luqin Deng, Suzanne E Judd, Julie L Locher, Monika M Safford, Mary Cushman, Meredith L Kilgore, David J Becker, Paul Muntner
BACKGROUND: Better cardiovascular health is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: We determined the association between cardiovascular health and healthcare utilization and expenditures in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. We included 6262 participants ≥65 years with Medicare fee-for-service coverage for the year after their baseline study visit in 2003-2007. Cardiovascular health at baseline was assessed using the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 (LS7) metric, which includes 7 factors: cigarette smoking, physical activity, diet, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150313/improved-outcomes-and-reduced-costs-associated-with-a-health-system-wide-patient-blood-management-program-a-retrospective-observational-study-in-four-major-adult-tertiary-care-hospitals
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Michael F Leahy, Axel Hofmann, Simon Towler, Kevin M Trentino, Sally A Burrows, Stuart G Swain, Jeffrey Hamdorf, Trudi Gallagher, Audrey Koay, Gary C Geelhoed, Shannon L Farmer
BACKGROUND: Patient blood management (PBM) programs are associated with improved patient outcomes, reduced transfusions and costs. In 2008, the Western Australia Department of Health initiated a comprehensive health-system-wide PBM program. This study assesses program outcomes. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 605,046 patients admitted to four major adult tertiary-care hospitals between July 2008 and June 2014. Outcome measures were red blood cell (RBC), fresh-frozen plasma (FFP), and platelet units transfused; single-unit RBC transfusions; pretransfusion hemoglobin levels; elective surgery patients anemic at admission; product and activity-based costs of transfusion; in-hospital mortality; length of stay; 28-day all-cause emergency readmissions; and hospital-acquired complications...
February 2, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135822/impact-of-warfarin-persistence-on-health-care-utilization-and-costs-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-managed-in-anticoagulation-clinics-in-the-united-states
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Steven B Deitelzweig, Michael Evans, Jeffrey Trocio, Kiran Gupta, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Brandy Menges, Jay Lin
Warfarin is a recommended therapy to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The objectives of this study were to identify potential factors associated with warfarin persistence and evaluate the impact of warfarin persistence on health-care resource utilization and costs among patients with NVAF in the United States. Patients (≥18 years) with ≥1 inpatient or ≥2 outpatient diagnoses of AF without valvular disease were identified from an electronic medical record database (January 1, 2004, to January 31, 2015)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113331/alignment-free-self-calibrating-elbow-angles-measurement-using-inertial-sensors
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Philipp Muller, Marc-Andre Begin, Thomas Schauer, Thomas Seel
Due to their relative ease of handling and low cost, inertial measurement unit (IMU)-based joint angle measurements are used for a widespread range of applications. These include sports performance, gait analysis and rehabilitation (e.g. Parkinson's disease monitoring or post-stroke assessment). However, a major downside of current algorithms, recomposing human kinematics from IMU data, is that they require calibration motions and/or the careful alignment of the IMUs with respect to the body segments. In this article, we propose a new method, which is alignment-free and self-calibrating using arbitrary movements of the user and an initial zero reference arm pose...
December 14, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079673/differences-in-use-of-high-quality-and-low-quality-hospitals-among-working-age-individuals-by-insurance-type
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Ioana Popescu, Kevin C Heslin, Rosanna M Coffey, Raynard E Washington, Marguerite L Barrett, Lucy H Karnell, José J Escarce
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that individuals with Medicaid or no insurance receive fewer evidence-based treatments and have worse outcomes than those with private insurance for a broad range of conditions. These differences may be due to patients' receiving care in hospitals of different quality. RESEARCH DESIGN: We used the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases 2009-2010 data to identify patients aged 18-64 years with private insurance, Medicaid, or no insurance who were hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, or gastrointestinal hemorrhage...
February 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062805/intravenous-thrombolysis-before-endovascular-therapy-for-large-vessel-strokes-can-lead-to-significantly-higher-hospital-costs-without-improving-outcomes
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Ansaar T Rai, SoHyun Boo, Chelsea Buseman, Amelia K Adcock, Abdul R Tarabishy, Maurice M Miller, Thomas D Roberts, Jennifer R Domico, Jeffrey S Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Limited efficacy of IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for large vessel occlusions (LVO) raises doubts about its utility prior to endovascular therapy. PURPOSE: To compare outcomes and hospital costs for anterior circulation LVOs (middle cerebral artery, internal carotid artery terminus (ICA-T)) treated with either primary endovascular therapy alone (EV-Only) or bridging therapy (IV+EV)). METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was performed...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028150/cost-effectiveness-of-solitaire-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-results-from-the-swift-prime-trial-solitaire-with-the-intention-for-thrombectomy-as-primary-endovascular-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Theresa I Shireman, Kaijun Wang, Jeffrey L Saver, Mayank Goyal, Alain Bonafé, Hans-Christoph Diener, Elad I Levy, Vitor M Pereira, Gregory W Albers, Christophe Cognard, Werner Hacke, Olav Jansen, Tudor G Jovin, Heinrich P Mattle, Raul G Nogueira, Adnan H Siddiqui, Dileep R Yavagal, Thomas G Devlin, Demetrius K Lopes, Vivek K Reddy, Richard du Mesnil de Rochemont, Reza Jahan, Katherine A Vilain, John House, Jin-Moo Lee, David J Cohen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical trials have demonstrated improved 90-day outcomes for patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with stent retriever thrombectomy plus tissue-type plasminogen activator (SST+tPA) compared with tPA. Previous studies suggested that this strategy may be cost-effective, but models were derived from pooled data and older assumptions. METHODS: In this prospective economic substudy conducted alongside the SWIFT-PRIME trial (Solitaire With the Intention for Thrombectomy as Primary Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke), in-trial costs were measured for patients using detailed medical resource utilization and hospital billing data...
February 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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