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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138878/higher-cost-of-hospitalizations-for-non-cardiac-diagnoses-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Michael D Seckeler, Ian D Thomas, Jennifer Andrews, Omar Meziab, Tabitha Moe, Elissa Heller, Scott E Klewer
Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are a rapidly increasing population and their impact on healthcare resources is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to describe the costs of hospitalizations for non-cardiac disease for adults with CHD. We conducted a retrospective review of hospital discharge data from the University HealthSystem Consortium Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager from January 2011 through December 2013. Patients were ≥ 18 years old at admission with any ICD-9 code for moderate or high severity CHD; cardiac surgical admissions were excluded...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023795/real-time-ecg-simulation-for-hybrid-mock-circulatory-loops
#2
Leonie Korn, Daniel Rüschen, Niklas Zander, Steffen Leonhardt, Marian Walter
Classically, mock circulatory loops only simulate mechanical properties of the circulation. To connect the hydraulic world with electrophysiology, we present a real-time electrical activity model of the heart and show how to integrate this model into a real-time mock loop simulation. The model incorporates a predefined conduction pathway and a simplified volume conductor to solve the bidomain equations and the forward problem of electrocardiography, resulting in a physiological simulation of the electrocardiogram (ECG) at arbitrary electrode positions...
October 12, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967376/a-very-early-rehabilitation-trial-after-stroke-avert-a-phase-iii-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
#3
Peter Langhorne, Olivia Wu, Helen Rodgers, Ann Ashburn, Julie Bernhardt
BACKGROUND: Mobilising patients early after stroke [early mobilisation (EM)] is thought to contribute to the beneficial effects of stroke unit care but it is poorly defined and lacks direct evidence of benefit. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the effectiveness of frequent higher dose very early mobilisation (VEM) after stroke. DESIGN: We conducted a parallel-group, single-blind, prospective randomised controlled trial with blinded end-point assessment using a web-based computer-generated stratified randomisation...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963100/meditation-and-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Glenn N Levine, Richard A Lange, C Noel Bairey-Merz, Richard J Davidson, Kenneth Jamerson, Puja K Mehta, Erin D Michos, Keith Norris, Indranill Basu Ray, Karen L Saban, Tina Shah, Richard Stein, Sidney C Smith
Despite numerous advances in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Novel and inexpensive interventions that can contribute to the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease are of interest. Numerous studies have reported on the benefits of meditation. Meditation instruction and practice is widely accessible and inexpensive and may thus be a potential attractive cost-effective adjunct to more traditional medical therapies...
September 28, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950304/management-of-end-stage-heart-failure-patients-with-or-without-ventricular-assist-device-an-observational-comparison-of-clinical-and-economic-outcomes
#5
Nadia Aissaoui, Michiel Morshuis, Hassani Maoulida, Joe-Elie Salem, Guillaume Lebreton, Matthias Brunn, Gilles Chatellier, Albert Hagège, Michael Schoenbrodt, Etienne Puymirat, Christian Latremouille, Shaida Varnous, Salima Ouldamar, Romain Guillemain, Benoit Diebold, Paul Guedeney, Marc Barreira, Pierre Mutuon, Emmanuel Guerot, Lech Paluszkiewicz, Kavous Hakim-Meibodi, Uwe Schulz, Nicolas Danchin, Jan Gummert, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Pascal Leprince, Jean-Yves Fagon
OBJECTIVES: Heart transplantation (HT) and ventricular assist devices (VAD) for the management of end-stage heart failure have not been directly compared. We compare the outcomes and use of resources with these 2 strategies in 2 European countries with different allocation systems. METHODS: We studied 83 patients managed by VAD as the first option in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany (Group I) and 141 managed with either HT or medical therapy, as the first option, in Paris, France (Group II)...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827377/clinical-practice-guideline-for-screening-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-children-and-adolescents
#6
Joseph T Flynn, David C Kaelber, Carissa M Baker-Smith, Douglas Blowey, Aaron E Carroll, Stephen R Daniels, Sarah D de Ferranti, Janis M Dionne, Bonita Falkner, Susan K Flinn, Samuel S Gidding, Celeste Goodwin, Michael G Leu, Makia E Powers, Corinna Rea, Joshua Samuels, Madeline Simasek, Vidhu V Thaker, Elaine M Urbina
These pediatric hypertension guidelines are an update to the 2004 "Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents." Significant changes in these guidelines include (1) the replacement of the term "prehypertension" with the term "elevated blood pressure," (2) new normative pediatric blood pressure (BP) tables based on normal-weight children, (3) a simplified screening table for identifying BPs needing further evaluation, (4) a simplified BP classification in adolescents ≥13 years of age that aligns with the forthcoming American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology adult BP guidelines, (5) a more limited recommendation to perform screening BP measurements only at preventive care visits, (6) streamlined recommendations on the initial evaluation and management of abnormal BPs, (7) an expanded role for ambulatory BP monitoring in the diagnosis and management of pediatric hypertension, and (8) revised recommendations on when to perform echocardiography in the evaluation of newly diagnosed hypertensive pediatric patients (generally only before medication initiation), along with a revised definition of left ventricular hypertrophy...
September 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821280/methods-for-medical-device-and-equipment-procurement-and-prioritization-within-low-and-middle-income-countries-findings-of-a-systematic-literature-review
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Karin Diaconu, Yen-Fu Chen, Carole Cummins, Gabriela Jimenez Moyao, Semira Manaseki-Holland, Richard Lilford
BACKGROUND: Forty to 70 % of medical devices and equipment in low- and middle-income countries are broken, unused or unfit for purpose; this impairs service delivery to patients and results in lost resources. Undiscerning procurement processes are at the heart of this issue. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to August 2013 with no time or language restrictions to identify what product selection or prioritization methods are recommended or used for medical device and equipment procurement planning within low- and middle-income countries...
August 18, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801791/effectiveness-of-healthcare-coordination-in-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-diseases
#8
Donata Kurpas, Katarzyna Szwamel, Dorota Lenarcik, Marika Guzek, Artur Prusaczyk, Paweł Żuk, Jolanta Michalowska, Agnieszka Grzeda, Bożena Mroczek
Coordination of healthcare effectively prevents exacerbations and reduces the number of hospitalizations, emergency visits, and the mortality rate in patients with chronic respiratory diseases. The purpose of this study was to determine clinical effectiveness of ambulatory healthcare coordination in chronic respiratory patients and its effect on the level of healthcare services as an indicator of direct medical costs. We conducted a retrospective health record survey, using an online database of 550 patients with chronic respiratory diseases...
August 12, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775179/health-and-economic-benefits-of-reducing-sugar-intake-in-the-usa-including-effects-via-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-microsimulation-model
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Rick A Vreman, Alex J Goodell, Luis A Rodriguez, Travis C Porco, Robert H Lustig, James G Kahn
OBJECTIVES: Excessive consumption of added sugars in the human diet has been associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), coronary heart disease (CHD) and other elements of the metabolic syndrome. Recent studies have shown that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a critical pathway to metabolic syndrome. This model assesses the health and economic benefits of interventions aimed at reducing intake of added sugars. METHODS: Using data from US National Health Surveys and current literature, we simulated an open cohort, for the period 2015-2035...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772096/prospective-identification-of-patients-at-risk-for-unwarranted-variation-in-treatment
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Amy S Kelley, Evan Bollens-Lund, Kenneth E Covinsky, Jonathan S Skinner, R Sean Morrison
BACKGROUND: Understanding factors associated with treatment intensity may help ensure higher value healthcare. OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors associated with Medicare costs among prospectively identified, seriously ill older adults and examine if baseline prognosis influences the impact of these factors. DESIGN/SUBJECTS: Prospective observation of Health and Retirement Study cohort with linked Medicare claims. MEASUREMENTS: We identified people with incident serious illness (a serious medical condition, for example, metastatic cancer or functional impairment); calculated subjects' one-year mortality risk; and then followed them for one year...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772046/gender-adjusted-and-age-adjusted-economic-inpatient-burden-of-congestive-heart-failure-cost-and-disability-adjusted-life-year-analysis
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Khal Salem, Osama ElKhateeb
AIMS: The two components of disability-adjusted life year (DALY), years of life lost (YLL) and years lived with disability (YLD), are underutilized in evaluating heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and in assessing the global burden of disease. We aim to describe both the direct (medical) and the indirect (morbidity and mortality) inpatient cost of congestive heart failure in a high-income non-Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Middle Eastern country in relation to YLL and YLD...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712721/comprehensive-cost-of-illness-of-three-major-diseases-in-japan
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Kunichika Matsumoto, Simpei Hanaoka, Yinghui Wu, Tomonori Hasegawa
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to calculate the burden of 3 major diseases (cancer, heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease [CVD]) using the cost of illness (COI) method. METHODS: As a modification of the original COI method developed by Rice, the estimated comprehensive COI (C-COI) of cancer, heart disease, and CVD were redefined. C-COI consists of medical direct, morbidity, and mortality costs (MtCs; components of the original COI); long-term care (LTC) direct cost (DC); and family burden (FB)...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711453/a-roadmap-for-evaluating-the-use-and-value-of-durable-ventricular-assist-device-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Sarah T Ward, Qixing Liang, Francis D Pagani, Min Zhang, Robert L Kormos, Keith D Aaronson, Andrew D Althouse, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Donald S Likosky
Heart failure is a disease characterized by profound human suffering with limitations in survival despite treatment with guideline-directed medical therapies. Patients with heart failure frequently progress to advanced stages and often require cardiac transplantation or implantation of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) to extend survival and improve quality of life. As the number of suitable heart donors, number of experienced medical centers and patient comorbidities place restrictions on the feasibility of cardiac transplantation, implantation of LVADs has emerged as a more frequently applied treatment as either a bridge to transplantation or as permanent therapy...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636749/annual-direct-medical-costs-associated-with-diabetes-related-complications-in-the-event-year-and-in-subsequent-years-in-hong-kong
#14
F Jiao, C K H Wong, S C W Tang, C S C Fung, K C B Tan, S McGhee, R Gangwani, C L K Lam
AIM: To develop models to estimate the direct medical costs associated with diabetes-related complications in the event year and in subsequent years. METHODS: The public direct medical costs associated with 13 diabetes-related complications were estimated among a cohort of 128 353 people with diabetes over 5 years. Private direct medical costs were estimated from a cross-sectional survey among 1825 people with diabetes. We used panel data regression with fixed effects to investigate the impact of each complication on direct medical costs in the event year and subsequent years, adjusting for age and co-existing complications...
June 21, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635339/methods-for-estimating-costs-in-patients-with-hyperlipidemia-experiencing-their-first-cardiovascular-event-in-the-united-kingdom
#15
Mark D Danese, Michelle Gleeson, Robert I Griffiths, David Catterick, Lucie Kutikova
AIMS: Methods for integrating external costs into clinical databases are not well-characterized. The purpose of this research was to describe and implement methods for estimating the cost of hospitalizations, prescriptions, and general practitioner and specialist visits used to manage hyperlipidemia patients experiencing cardiovascular (CV) events in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics data...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593038/comprehensive-healthcare-resource-use-among-newly-diagnosed-congestive-heart-failure
#16
Lori D Bash, Dahlia Weitzman, Robert O Blaustein, Ofer Sharon, Varda Shalev, Gabriel Chodick
BACKGROUND: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is among the most common causes of hospital admissions and readmissions in the Western world. However, the burden of ambulatory care has not been as well investigated. The objective of this study was to assess the relative burden and direct medical costs of CHF including inpatient and outpatient care. METHODS: We used longitudinal clinical data from a two-million member health organization in Israel (Maccabi Healthcare Services) to identify adults with newly diagnosed CHF between January 2006 and December 2012, either in the in- or outpatient setting...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545542/recognition-and-treatment-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-an-important-component-of-chronic-disease-management
#17
REVIEW
Peter C Farrell, Glenn Richards
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a highly prevalent condition, and is associated with many debilitating chronic diseases. The role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in arterial hypertension has been recognized in international guidelines. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is associated with clinically-relevant reductions in blood pressure. In heart failure (HF), SDB is associated with worse prognosis and increased mortality. Major HF guidelines recommend that patients should be treated for sleep apnea to improve their HF status...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531247/the-health-cost-of-tobacco-use-in-uganda
#18
Nigar Nargis, Kellen Nyamurungi, Sebastian Olakira Baine, Daniel Kadobera
The economic cost of tobacco use is well documented in high-income countries. It has been measured in relatively fewer low-and middle-income countries, and much less in sub-Saharan Africa despite the longstanding recognition of significant current and future health risk to people attributed by tobacco use in this region. This article fills this gap by estimating the economic cost of tobacco use in Uganda, a low-income country in sub-Saharan Africa. This study estimates the economic cost of tobacco use in Uganda using the cost-of-illnesses approach based on data collected from a survey of patients and caregivers in four major service centers in Mulago National Referral Hospital, namely, Uganda Cancer Institute, Uganda Heart Institute, Chest Clinic and Diabetic Clinic, key informant interviews and secondary sources for the year 2014...
October 1, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522388/trends-in-socioeconomic-costs-of-morbid-obesity-among-korean-adults-2009-2013-data-from-national-health-insurance-service
#19
Jae-Woo Lee, Young-Eun Choi, Dong-Wook Kim, Sunmi Lee, Kyung-Hee Cho
As the prevalence of morbid obesity increased in Korea, the estimation of the accurate socioeconomic costs by morbid obesity was required; we analysed national medical costs through the big data. From 2009 year to 2013 year, Direct Costs (DC) for medical costs, transit costs and nursing costs and Indirect Costs (IC) for Future Income Loss (FIL) and Productivity Loss (PL) of morbid obesity (BMI≥30) were calculated, and socioeconomic costs were estimated by applying Population Attributable Risk (PAR) proportion according to obesity related diseases...
May 15, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510527/the-seesaw-of-cvd-deaths-down-costs-up
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Coronary heart disease deaths will decline by 30% between 2010 and 2020 because of improvement in "cardiovascular health metrics" (avoidance of smoking, more physical activity, and so on). But this less-deadly era of CVD is going to be a more costly one, with direct medical costs of CVD more than doubling by 2030 to $918 billion from $396 billion in 2012.
March 2017: Managed Care
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