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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214255/clinical-outcomes-and-90-day-costs-following-hemiarthroplasty-or-total-hip-arthroplasty-for-hip-fracture
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Christine I Nichols, Joshua G Vose, Ryan M Nunley
BACKGROUND: In the era of bundled payments, many hospitals are responsible for costs from admission through 90 days postdischarge. Although bundled episodes for hip fracture will have a separate target price for the bundle, little is known about the 90-day resource use burden for this patient population. METHODS: Using Medicare 100% Standard Analytic Files (2010-2014), we identified patients undergoing hemiarthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty (THA). Patients were aged 65 and older with admitting diagnosis of closed hip fracture, no concurrent fractures of the lower limb, and no history of hip surgery in the prior 12 months baseline...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214235/effects-of-postacute-settings-on-readmission-rates-and-reasons-for%C3%A2-readmission-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Rodney Laine Welsh, James E Graham, Amol M Karmarkar, Natalie E Leland, Jacques G Baillargeon, Dana L Wild, Kenneth J Ottenbacher
OBJECTIVES: Examine the effects of postacute discharge setting on unplanned hospital readmissions following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in older adults. DESIGN: Secondary analyses of 100% Medicare (inpatient) claims files. SETTING: Acute hospitals across the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries ≥66 years of age who were discharged from an acute hospital following TKA in 2009-2011 (n = 608,031)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213620/post-contrast-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-a-propensity-score-adjusted-study
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Jennifer S McDonald, Robert J McDonald, Eric E Williamson, David F Kallmes, Kianoush Kashani
PURPOSE: To examine the association of intravenous iodinated contrast material administration with the subsequent development of post-contrast AKI (PC-AKI), emergent dialysis, and short-term mortality using a propensity score-adjusted analysis of a cohort of intensive care unit (ICU) patients who underwent CT examination. METHODS: All ICU patients at our institution who received a contrast-enhanced (contrast group) or unenhanced (noncontrast group) CT scan from January 2006 to December 2014 were identified...
February 17, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210351/cross-continuum-tool-is-associated-with-reduced-utilization-and-cost-for-frequent-high-need-users
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Lauran Hardin, Adam Kilian, Leslie Muller, Kevin Callison, Michael Olgren
INTRODUCTION: High-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients can over-use acute care services, a pattern of behavior associated with many poor outcomes that disproportionately contributes to increased U.S. healthcare cost. Our objective was to reduce healthcare cost and improve outcomes by optimizing the system of care. We targeted HNHC patients and identified root causes of frequent healthcare utilization. We developed a cross-continuum intervention process and a succinct tool called a Complex Care Map (CCM)© that addresses fragmentation in the system and links providers to a comprehensive individualized analysis of the patient story and causes for frequent access to health services...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209484/successful-provision-of-inter-hospital-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-acute-post-partum-pulmonary-embolism
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C McDonald, J Laurie, S Janssens, C Zazulak, P Kotze, K Shekar
Mortality during pregnancy in a well-resourced setting is rare, but acute pulmonary embolism is one of the leading causes. We present the successful use of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) in a 22-year old woman who experienced cardiopulmonary collapse following urgent caesarean section in the setting of a sub-massive pulmonary embolus. Resources and personnel to perform eCPR were not available at the maternity hospital and were recruited from an adjacent pediatric hospital. Initial care used low blood flow extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with pediatric ECMO circuitry, which was optimized when the team from a nearby adult cardiac hospital arrived...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207570/international-survey-of-critically-ill-children-with-acute-neurologic-insults-the-prevalence-of-acute-critical-neurological-disease-in-children-a-global-epidemiological-assessment-study
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Ericka L Fink, Patrick M Kochanek, Robert C Tasker, John Beca, Michael J Bell, Robert S B Clark, Jamie Hutchison, Monica S Vavilala, Anthony Fabio, Derek C Angus, R Scott Watson
OBJECTIVE: The international scope of critical neurologic insults in children is unknown. Our objective was to assess the prevalence and outcomes of children admitted to PICUs with acute neurologic insults. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Multicenter (n = 107 PICUs) and multinational (23 countries, 79% in North America and Europe). PATIENTS: Children 7 days to 17 years old admitted to the ICU with new traumatic brain injury, stroke, cardiac arrest, CNS infection or inflammation, status epilepticus, spinal cord injury, hydrocephalus, or brain mass...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197844/effects-of-non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-on-attack-frequency-over-time-and-expanded-response-rates-in-patients-with-chronic-cluster-headache-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-randomised-controlled-preva-study
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Charly Gaul, Delphine Magis, Eric Liebler, Andreas Straube
BACKGROUND: In the PREVention and Acute treatment of chronic cluster headache (PREVA) study, attack frequency reductions from baseline were significantly more pronounced with non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation plus standard of care (nVNS + SoC) than with SoC alone. Given the intensely painful and frequent nature of chronic cluster headache attacks, additional patient-centric outcomes, including the time to and level of therapeutic response, were evaluated in a post hoc analysis of the PREVA study...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195516/young-adulthood-cognitive-ability-predicts-statin-adherence-in-middle-aged-men-after-first-myocardial-infarction-a-swedish-national-registry-study
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John Wallert, Claudia Lissåker, Guy Madison, Claes Held, Erik Olsson
Background Cognitive ability (CA) is positively related to later health, health literacy, health behaviours and longevity. Accordingly, a lower CA is expected to be associated with poorer adherence to medication. We investigated the long-term role of CA in adherence to prescribed statins in male patients after a first myocardial infarction (MI). Methods CA was estimated at 18-20 years of age from Military Conscript Register data for first MI male patients (≤60 years) and was related to the one- and two-year post-MI statin adherence on average 30 years later...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195010/efficacy-of-a-universal-smoking-cessation-intervention-initiated-in-inpatient-psychiatry-and-continued-post-discharge-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Alexandra P Metse, John Wiggers, Paula Wye, Luke Wolfenden, Megan Freund, Richard Clancy, Emily Stockings, Margarett Terry, John Allan, Kim Colyvas, Judith J Prochaska, Jenny A Bowman
OBJECTIVE: Interventions are required to redress the disproportionate tobacco-related health burden experienced by persons with a mental illness. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a universal smoking cessation intervention initiated within an acute psychiatric inpatient setting and continued post-discharge in reducing smoking prevalence and increasing quitting behaviours. METHOD: A randomised controlled trial was undertaken across four psychiatric inpatient facilities in Australia...
February 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193663/results-from-a-patient-based-health-education-intervention-in-reducing-antibiotic-use-for-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-the-private-sector-primary-care-setting-in-singapore
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Magdalene Hui Min Lee, Darius Shaw Teng Pan, Joyce Huixin Huang, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Joash Wen Chen Chong, Ee Hui Goh, Lili Jiang, Yee Sin Leo, Tau Hong Lee, Chia Siong Wong, Victor Weng Keong Loh, Fong Seng Lim, Adrian Zhongxian Poh, Tat Yean Tham, Wei Mon Wong, Yue Yu
We investigated the efficacy of patient-targeted education in reducing antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) amongst adults in the private primary care setting in Singapore. Our randomized controlled trial enrolled patients aged 21 years and above presenting at GP (general practitioner) clinics with URTI symptoms for 7 days or less. Intervention arm patients were verbally educated via pamphlets about the aetiology of URTIs, role of antibiotics in treating URTIs, and consequences of inappropriate antibiotic use...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193321/acute-rehabilitation-after-trauma-does-it-really-matter
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Deepika Nehra, Zeynep A Nixon, Claudia Lengenfelder, Eileen M Bulger, Joseph Cuschieri, Ronald V Maier, Saman Arbabi
BACKGROUND: The impact of post-discharge rehabilitation care for the trauma patient remains poorly investigated. Here we describe the functional outcomes of trauma patients discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF), and compare the likelihood of discharge home, 1-year rehospitalization, and 1-year mortality between patients discharged to an IRF and a propensity score-matched cohort of patients not discharged to an IRF. STUDY DESIGN: The Washington State Rehabilitation Registry was used to collect data for all trauma patients discharged to an IRF between 2011 and 2012...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191382/inadvertent-skipping-of-steroids-in-septic-shock-leads-to-a-diagnosis-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease
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Vinoth K Sethuraman, Kavitha Balasubramanian, Stalin Viswanathan, Rajeswari Aghoram
Adult onset Still's disease is uncommon in middle-aged and elderly individuals and can rarely present with shock; shock is usually associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation, multiorgan dysfunction syndrome or acute respiratory distress syndrome. We report a post-menopausal woman with arthritis, fever, pneumonitis and hypotension which was managed as septic shock. Steroids were inadvertently missed during the second day of hospitalization in the intensive care unit. Persistence of hypotension on inotropes, with normal renal, hepatic and neurological function and recurrence of fever when steroids were skipped, led to suspicion of an inflammatory disorder...
January 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181214/aspirin-single-dose-for-perineal-pain-in-the-early-postpartum-period
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Sujana Molakatalla, Emily Shepherd, Rosalie M Grivell
BACKGROUND: Perineal trauma (due to spontaneous tears, surgical incision (episiotomy) or in association with operative vaginal birth) is common after vaginal birth, and is often associated with postpartum perineal pain. Birth over an intact perineum may also lead to perineal pain. There are adverse health consequences associated with perineal pain for the women and their babies in the short- and long-term, and the pain may interfere with newborn care and the establishment of breastfeeding...
February 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178963/immersive-high-fidelity-simulation-of-critically-ill-patients-to-study-cognitive-errors-a-pilot-study
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Shivesh Prakash, Shailesh Bihari, Penelope Need, Cyle Sprick, Lambert Schuwirth
BACKGROUND: The majority of human errors in healthcare originate from cognitive errors or biases. There is dearth of evidence around relative prevalence and significance of various cognitive errors amongst doctors in their first post-graduate year. This study was conducted with the objective of using high fidelity clinical simulation as a tool to study the relative occurrence of selected cognitive errors amongst doctors in their first post-graduate year. METHODS: Intern simulation sessions on acute clinical problems, conducted in year 2014, were reviewed by two independent assessors with expertise in critical care...
February 8, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178023/risk-factors-for-acute-care-hospital-readmission-in-older-persons-in-western-countries-a-systematic-review
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Mona Kyndi Pedersen, Gabriele Meyer, Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission in older persons is common and reported as a post-discharge adverse outcome from hospitalization. Readmission relates to a mix of factors associated with increasing age, living conditions, progression of disease as well as factors related to the processes of care. To allow health professionals to focus more intensively on patients at risk of readmission, there is a need to identify the characteristics of those patients. OBJECTIVES: To identify and synthesize the best available evidence on risk factors for acute care hospital readmission within one month of discharge in older persons in Western countries...
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174600/does-accreditation-improve-pro-re-nata-benzodiazepines-administration-in-psychiatric-inpatients-pre-post-accreditation-medical-record-comparison
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Mohammed Abdullah Al-Sughayir
BACKGROUND: In psychiatric inpatients, administration of pro re nata benzodiazepines is a common practice. Benzodiazepine use is associated with potential complications of risk of abuse, cognitive impairment, and falls. An interest in accreditation is growing rapidly among many countries to enhance the quality of health care services. We aimed to investigate whether hospital accreditation drives improvements for administered pro re nata benzodiazepines in psychiatric inpatients. METHODS: The study reviewed medical records of consecutive hospital admissions for pre- and post-accreditation comparisons of PRN benzodiazepine medications in two acute mental health wards at a teaching general hospital...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173780/protocol-for-the-encode-trial-evaluating-a-novel-online-depression-intervention-for-persons-with-epilepsy
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Björn Meyer, Mario Weiss, Martin Holtkamp, Stephan Arnold, Katja Brückner, Johanna Schröder, Franziska Scheibe, Yvonne Nestoriuc
BACKGROUND: Depression is common among persons with epilepsy (PwE), affecting roughly one in three individuals, and its presence is associated with personal suffering, impaired quality of life, and worse prognosis. Despite the availability of effective treatments, depression is often overlooked and treated inadequately in PwE, in part because of assumed concerns over drug interactions or proconvulsant effects of antidepressants. Internet-administered psychological interventions might complement antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, and preliminary evidence suggests that they can be effective...
February 7, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171688/diagnostic-value-and-effect-of-bedside-ultrasound-in-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department
#18
Faruk Gungor, Taylan Kilic, Kamil Can Akyol, Gizem Ayaz, Umut Cengiz Cakir, Mehmet Akcimen, Cenker Eken
OBJECTIVE: Early and accurate diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) with ultrasound can minimize the morbidity and mortality of the patients. In this regard, ultrasound can help to the emergency physicians (EPs) in the diagnosing process and clinical decision making for AA. Therefore, we primarily aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in clinical decision making of EPs for the diagnostic evaluation for AA in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: The study sample consisted of patients aged >18 years that presented to the ED with an abdominal pain and underwent diagnostic evaluation for AA...
February 7, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170316/medical-university-of-south-carolina-telestroke-a-telemedicine-facilitated-network-for-stroke-treatment-in-south-carolina-a-progress-report
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Sami Al Kasab, Robert J Adams, Ellen Debenham, David J Jones, Christine Ann Holmstedt
BACKGROUND: Patients in rural communities lack access to acute stroke therapies. Rapid administration of lytic therapy increases the likelihood of favorable functional outcome in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). At the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), we implemented a Web-based telestroke program that allows patients presenting with AIS at a rural hospital to receive expert stroke consultation within minutes. This increases their chances of receiving lytic therapy, and therefore increases the likelihood of good functional outcome...
February 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168937/outcomes-of-spatially-fractionated-radiotherapy-grid-for-bulky-soft-tissue-sarcomas-in-a-large-animal-model
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Michael W Nolan, Tracy L Gieger, Alexander A Karakashian, Mariana N Nikolova-Karakashian, Lysa P Posner, Donald M Roback, Judith N Rivera, Sha Chang
GRID directs alternating regions of high- and low-dose radiation at tumors. A large animal model mimicking the geometries of human treatments is needed to complement existing rodent systems (eg, microbeam) and clarify the physical and biological attributes of GRID. A pilot study was undertaken in pet dogs with spontaneous soft tissue sarcomas to characterize responses to GRID. Subjects were treated with either 20 Gy (3 dogs) or 25 Gy (3 dogs), delivered using 6 MV X-rays and a commercial GRID collimator. Acute toxicity and tumor responses were assessed 2, 4, and 6 weeks later...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
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