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Rie Sakai Bizmark, Ruey-Kang R Chang, Yusuke Tsugawa, Kenneth M Zangwill, Ichiro Kawachi
Use a nationally representative sample to assess impacts of new clinical guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2007 for many types of invasive procedures, with recommendations for significant decreases in antimicrobial prophylaxis use. STUDY DESIGN: Interrupted time series analyses of pediatric hospitalizations for Infective Endocarditis (IE), using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, identified IE hospitalizations for patients <18 years old from 2001 to 2012...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
Tim Holbrook, Yuexin Tang, Romita Das, R Ravi Shankar, Kaan Tunceli, Jean Williams, Larry Radican, Sarah E Holden, Chris Ll Morgan, James Piercy, Craig J Currie
AIMS: Hypoglycaemia in patients with diabetes can be induced by insulins and sulfonylureas. We assessed the real-world impact of specific monotherapy and combination regimens on hypoglycaemic events requiring hospitalisation and related secondary costs to the English healthcare system. METHODS: This retrospective observational study used the Clinical Practice Research Datalink with linked hospital admission data during 2008-2012. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) using antihyperglycaemic agents (AHAs) were assigned to mutually exclusive subgroups (insulin- and non-insulin-containing regimens; treatment groups of interest; age group) based on treatment at index date (date of first AHA prescription)...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Tiffany E Chang, Harlan M Krumholz, Shu-Xia Li, John Martin, Isuru Ranasinghe
BACKGROUND: The availability of hospital cardiac services may vary between hospitals and influence care processes and outcomes. However, data on available cardiac services are restricted to a limited number of services collected by the American Hospital Association (AHA) annual survey. We developed an alternative method to identify hospital services using individual patient discharge data for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the Premier Healthcare Database. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-five inpatient cardiac services relevant for AMI care were identified using American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines...
September 14, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Alan D Kaye, Vijay Singh, Mark V Boswell
The forced implementation of ICD-10-CM (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification) codes that are specific to the United States, scheduled for implementation October 1, 2015, which is vastly different from ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision), implemented worldwide, which has 14,400 codes, compared to ICD-10-CM with 144,000 codes to be implemented in the United States is a major concern to practicing U.S. physicians and a bonanza for health IT and hospital industry...
July 2015: Pain Physician
Vikas Singh, Apurva O Badheka, Nileshkumar J Patel, Ankit Chothani, Kathan Mehta, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Abhishek Deshmukh, Neeraj Shah, Ghanshyambhai T Savani, Ankit Rathod, Sohilkumar Manvar, Badal Thakkar, Vinaykumar Panchal, Jay Patel, Igor F Palacios, Charanjit S Rihal, Mauricio G Cohen, William O'Neill, Eduardo De Marchena
BACKGROUND: Contemporary data regarding percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect/patent foramen ovale (ASD/PFO) are lacking. We evaluated the current trends in utilization of ASD/PFO closure in adults and investigated the effect of annual hospital volume on in-hospital outcomes. METHODS: We queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample between the years 2001 and 2010 using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9-CM) procedure code for percutaneous closure of ASD/PFO with device...
May 2015: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Sydney A Jones, Rebecca F Gottesman, Eyal Shahar, Lisa Wruck, Wayne D Rosamond
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Characterizing International Classification of Disease 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code validity is essential given widespread use of hospital discharge databases in research. Using the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, we estimated the accuracy of ICD-9-CM stroke codes. METHODS: Hospitalizations with ICD-9-CM codes 430 to 438 or stroke keywords in the discharge summary were abstracted for ARIC cohort members (1987-2010)...
November 2014: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Joseph Conn
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November 26, 2012: Modern Healthcare
Frank M Sanfilippo, Michael S T Hobbs, Matthew W Knuiman, Stephen C Ridout, Pamela J Bradshaw, Judith C Finn, Jamie M Rankin, Peter C Sprivulis, Joseph Hung
BACKGROUND: Troponins (highly sensitive biomarkers of myocardial damage) increase counts of myocardial infarction (MI) in clinical practice, but their impact on trends in admission rates for MI in National statistics is uncertain. METHODS: Cases coded as MI or other cardiac diagnoses in the Hospital Morbidity Data Collection (MI-HMDC) in Western Australia in 1998 and 2003 were classified using revised criteria for MI developed by an International panel convened by the American Heart Association (AHA criteria) using information on symptoms, ECGs and cardiac biomarkers abstracted from samples of medical notes...
2011: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Shirin Shafazand, Yadong Yang, Elizabeth Amore, Welton O'Neal, Diana Brixner
BACKGROUND: The current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) clinical guidelines for heart failure (HF), published September 20, 2005, provide a summary of the best evidence for treatment, but these recommendations are not always reflected in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to compare 6-month prescribing habits in the United States before and after the publication of updated clinical guidelines for the evaluation and management of HF and the impact of these prescribing habits on health care resource use...
August 2010: Clinical Therapeutics
Alessandro Barchielli, Daniela Balzi, Paola Naldoni, Anna Teresa Roberts, Francesco Profili, Francesco Dima, Luigi Palmieri
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI; ICD9-CM 410*) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world, and its community surveillance is essential to monitor variation in the occurrence of the disease. Between the late 1990s and the early 2000s more sensitive and specific biomarkers of myocardial necrosis (ie, troponins) were introduced and new diagnostic criteria, emphasising the role of biomarkers, have been developed for clinical and epidemiological purposes...
May 2012: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Chu-Lin Tsai, David J Magid, Ashley F Sullivan, James A Gordon, Rainu Kaushal, P Michael Ho, Pamela N Peterson, David Blumenthal, Carlos A Camargo
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine concordance of emergency department (ED) management of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with guideline recommendations and to identify ED and patient characteristics predictive of higher guideline concordance. METHODS: The authors conducted a chart review study of ED AMI care as part of the National Emergency Department Safety Study (NEDSS). Using a primary hospital discharge diagnosis of AMI (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification [ICD-9-CM], codes 410...
September 2010: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Rahul K Khare, D Mark Courtney, Raymond Kang, James G Adams, Joseph Feinglass
BACKGROUND: In the setting of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), reperfusion therapy with emergent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) significantly reduces mortality. It is unknown whether a hospital's performance on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality metric for time from patient arrival to angioplasty is associated with its overall hospital acute myocardial infarction (AMI) mortality rate. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate if hospitals with higher performance on the time-to-PCI quality measure are more likely to achieve lower mortality for patients admitted for any type of AMI...
August 2010: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Blair L Bigham, Tom P Aufderheide, Daniel P Davis, Judy Powell, Stuart Donn, Brian Suffoletto, Sarah Nafziger, John Stouffer, Laurie J Morrison
BACKGROUND: The American Heart Association (AHA) released guidelines to improve survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in 2005. We sought to identify what barriers delayed the implementation of these guidelines in EMS agencies. METHODS: We surveyed 178 EMS agencies as part of a larger quantitative survey regarding guideline implementation and conducted a single-question semi-structured interview using the Grounded Theory method. We asked "What barriers if any, delayed implementation of the (2005 AHA) guidelines in your EMS agency?" Data were coded and member validation was employed to verify our findings...
July 2010: Resuscitation
G Giancaspro, C Parlapiano
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study on patients with suspected Acute Coronary Disease (ACS) was to verify with the risk stratification any differences between patients in which the AHA/ACC guidelines were not systematically applied and the same patients in which, retrospectively, the AHA/ACC guidelines were adhered to. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective examination was carried out in our Emergency Department at Rome Policlinico Umberto I on 206 patients (age range 21-88, median age 56...
2009: La Clinica Terapeutica
Rose Gilmore, Leanne Sakzewski, Roslyn Boyd
AIM: This systematic review aimed to compare the validity, reliability, evaluative validity, and clinical utility of upper limb activity measures for children aged 5 to 16 years with congenital hemiplegia. METHOD: Electronic databases were searched to identify assessments that measure upper limb activity available for use and for which published validity and reliability data for the population are obtainable. Assessment items were coded according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) categories to determine if at least 35% of the assessment items fell within the activity component of the ICF...
January 2010: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Paal Skytt Andersen, Ole Havndrup, Lotte Hougs, Karina M Sørensen, Morten Jensen, Lars Allan Larsen, Paula Hedley, Alex Rojas Bie Thomsen, Johanna Moolman-Smook, Michael Christiansen, Henning Bundgaard
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends family screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We assessed the outcome of family screening combining clinical evaluation and screening for sarcomere gene mutations in a cohort of 90 Danish HCM patients and their close relatives, in all 451 persons. Index patients were screened for mutations in all coding regions of 10 sarcomere genes (MYH7, MYL3, MYBPC3, TNNI3, TNNT2, TPM1, ACTC, CSRP3, TCAP, and TNNC1) and five exons of TTN. Relatives were screened for presence of minor or major diagnostic criteria for HCM and tracking of DNA variants was performed...
March 2009: Human Mutation
Cristina Varas-Lorenzo, Jordi Castellsague, Mary Rose Stang, Luis Tomas, Jaume Aguado, Susana Perez-Gutthann
BACKGROUND: Case definitions are essential to epidemiological research. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate ICD-9 codes 410 and 411 to identify cases of acute coronary syndromes (ACS), and the clinical information availability in the administrative and hospital discharge records of Saskatchewan, Canada. METHODS: In the context of a safety cohort study, we identified hospitalisations with primary discharge codes 410 (2260) and 411 (799). We selected all records with code 411, and a random sample (200) with code 410...
August 2008: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Helen Y Lee, Catherine E Cooke, Teisha A Robertson
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome includes life-threatening clinical conditions ranging from unstable angina to non-Q-wave myocardial infarction and Q-wave myocardial infarction that are a major cause of emergency medical care and hospitalization in the United States. The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines on the management of patients with unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (2002-2004) recommend (1) angiotensinconverting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) for ACE inhibitor intolerance, (2) beta-blockers, and (3) statins for long-term treatment of patients after an acute coronary event...
April 2008: Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy: JMCP
Thomas A Stacy, Allison Egger
BACKGROUND: There is a primary focus in cholesterol management on the elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) component of dyslipidemia and a secondary focus on the other components of dyslipidemia, such as low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), high triglycerides (TGs), and high non-HDL-C. OBJECTIVE: This was a physician practice analysis to examine the real-world therapeutic management of patients diagnosed with hyperlipidemia and/or hypercholesterolemia according to the guidelines of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel Third Report (ATP III) and the American Heart Association (AHA)...
November 2006: Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy: JMCP
Richard J Popp, Sidney C Smith, Rober J Adams, Elliot M Antman, Rae Ellen W Kavey, Anthony N DeMaria, Erik Magnus Ohman, Bertram Pitt, James T Willerson, Buce J Bellande, Gregg C Fonarow, Rick A Nishimura, Pravin M Shah, John W Hirshfeld, Joseph V Messer, Eric D Peterson, Eric N Prystowsky, Jeffrey L Anderson, Melvin D Cheitlin, Larry B Goldstein, Augustus O Grant, George A Beller, Edward F Hines, David Wm Livingston, Christine W McEntree, et al.
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October 19, 2004: Circulation
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