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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913989/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-isavuconazole-vs-voriconazole-as-first-line-treatment-for-invasive-aspergillosis
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Rachel Harrington, Edward Lee, Hongbo Yang, Jin Wei, Andrew Messali, Nkechi Azie, Eric Q Wu, James Spalding
INTRODUCTION: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is associated with a significant clinical and economic burden. The phase III SECURE trial demonstrated non-inferiority in clinical efficacy between isavuconazole and voriconazole. No studies have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of isavuconazole compared to voriconazole. The objective of this study was to evaluate the costs and cost-effectiveness of isavuconazole vs. voriconazole for the first-line treatment of IA from the US hospital perspective...
December 2, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913975/clinical-impact-of-an-antibiotic-stewardship-program-at-a-children-s-hospital
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Brian R Lee, Jennifer L Goldman, Diana Yu, Angela L Myers, Leslie M Stach, Erin Hedican, Mary Anne Jackson, Jason G Newland
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) improve appropriate antibiotic use. Data are limited on the clinical benefit of ASPs in children's hospitals. This study's objective was to determine the impact of an ASP on length of stay (LOS) and readmission rate among patients admitted to children's hospitals. METHODS: Data from a prospective-audit-with-feedback ASP were used to examine the ASP review characteristics, including antibiotic(s) prescribed, clinical indication, recommendations made by the ASP, and agreement with recommendations...
December 2, 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911320/ethnic-variations-in-prognosis-of-patients-with-dementia-a-prospective-nationwide-registry-linkage-study-in-the-netherlands
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Charles Agyemang, Irene E van de Vorst, Huiberdina L Koek, Michiel L Bots, Azizi Sexas, Marie Norredam, Umar Ikram, Karien Stronks, Ilonca Vaartjes
BACKGROUND: Data on dementia prognosis among ethnic minority groups are limited in Europe. OBJECTIVE: We assessed differences in short-term (1-year) and long-term (3-year) mortality and readmission risk after a first hospitalization or first ever referral to a day clinic for dementia between ethnic minority groups and the ethnic Dutch population in the NetherlandsMethods: Nationwide prospective cohorts of first hospitalized dementia patients (N = 55,827) from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2010 were constructed...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910796/reinforcement-of-emergency-department-reduces-acute-admissions-to-medical-department
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Mansoor Ahmed Dawood, Gideon Ertner, Jacob Hansen-Schwartz
INTRODUCTION: The medical decision capacity of emergency departments (ED) may rest within the department itself or depend on external consultation. The stepwise development of the ED at Zealand University Hospital, Køge, was used to analyse the influence of medical organisation in the ED on the hospital admission pattern. METHODS: Data were recorded for the month of September of 2009, 2012 and 2014. These periods corresponded to the establishment of the department in 2009 and the 2012-period before organisational change was initiated in 2013, with a substantial increase in the number of senior physicians directly in charge of clinical decisions and the establishment of a limited bedding capacity...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909529/emergency-department-readmission-in-elderly-patients-after-acute-rhythm-or-rate-control-treatment-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Bonora Antonio, Turcato Gianni, Franchi Elena, Dilda Alice, Taioli Gabriele, Serafini Valentina, Sivero Valentina, Zannoni Massimo, Ricci Giorgio, Olivieri Oliviero
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an age-related increasing disease, characterized by a high number of relapses frequently leading the patients to Emergency Department (ED). Despite AF relapses may be clinically heterogeneous, a proper management requires either a fast and effective restore of the sinus rhythm or a satisfactory control of the ventricular rate. Whether the strategy adopted in the ED could affect the course of disease is still debated. Therefore, the aim of our study was to evaluate the number of ED readmission for AF related symptoms and the event-free period in patients older than 70 years previously treated in ED for an AF recurrence, in order to assess a possible relationship with the acute strategy...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908447/prevalence-of-comorbidities-and-the-prognostic-value-of-the-profund-index-in-a-hospital-cardiology-unit
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M A López-Garrido, I Antequera Martín-Portugués, V M Becerra-Muñoz, H N Orellana-Figueroa, F J Sánchez-Lora, L Morcillo-Hidalgo, M F Jiménez-Navarro, J J Gómez-Doblas, E de Teresa-Galván, J M García-Pinilla
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to understand the prevalence of comorbidities and the usefulness of the PROFUND index for the prognostic stratification of patients with comorbidities in a hospital cardiology unit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We consecutively analysed all patients hospitalized in 2012 in the department of cardiology. We recorded the comorbidities, length of stay, hospital mortality, Charlson indices and PROFUND indices. In the patients with comorbidities, we also recorded the readmissions and mortality during a 1-year follow-up...
November 28, 2016: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908393/association-of-30-day-readmission-metric%C3%A2-for-heart-failure-under-the-hospital%C3%A2-readmissions-reduction-program%C3%A2-with-quality-of-care-and%C3%A2-outcomes
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Ambarish Pandey, Harsh Golwala, Haolin Xu, Adam D DeVore, Roland Matsouaka, Michael Pencina, Dharam J Kumbhani, Adrian F Hernandez, Deepak L Bhatt, Paul A Heidenreich, Clyde W Yancy, James A de Lemos, Gregg C Fonarow
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether processes of care and long-term clinical outcomes for heart failure (HF) admissions across Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) program participating centers differ according to HF-specific risk-adjusted 30-day readmission rates (excess readmission ratio [ERR]) as determined by the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP). BACKGROUND: HRRP penalizes hospitals with higher than expected risk-adjusted 30-day readmission rates (ERR >1) for common conditions including HF...
December 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906760/improving-the-quality-of-ward-based-surgical-care-with-a-human-factors-intervention-bundle
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Maximilian J Johnston, Sonal Arora, Dominic King, Ara Darzi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the impact of a human factors intervention bundle on the quality of ward-based surgical care in a UK hospital. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Improving the culture of a surgical team is a difficult task. Engagement with stakeholders before intervention is key. Studies have shown that appropriate supervision can enhance surgical ward safety. METHODS: A pre-post intervention study was conducted. The intervention bundle consisted of twice-daily attending ward rounds, a "chief resident of the week" available at all times on the ward, an escalation of care protocol and team contact cards...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905900/prevalence-clinical-and-economic-burden-of-mucormycosis-related-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-a-retrospective-study
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Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis, Hongbo Yang, Jinlin Song, Sneha S Kelkar, Xi Yang, Nkechi Azie, Rachel Harrington, Alan Fan, Edward Lee, James R Spalding
BACKGROUND: Mucormycosis is a rare but devastating fungal infection primarily affecting immunocompromised patients such as those with hematological malignancy, bone marrow and solid organ transplantation, and patients with diabetes, and, even more rarely, immunocompetent patients. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and burden, both clinical and economic, of mucormycosis among hospitalized patients in the U.S. METHODS: This is a retrospective study using the Premier Perspective(TM) Comparative Database, with more than 560 participating hospitals covering 104 million patients (January 2005-June 2014)...
December 1, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905828/procedural-and-short-term-safety-of-bronchial-thermoplasty-in-clinical-practice-evidence-from-a-national-registry-and-hospital-episode-statistics
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Julie Burn, Andrew J Sims, Kim Keltie, Hannah Patrick, Sally A Welham, Liam G Heaney, Robert Niven
OBJECTIVE: Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a novel treatment for severe asthma. Its mode of action and ideal target patient group remain poorly defined, though clinical trials provided some evidence on efficacy and safety. This study presents procedural and short-term safety evidence from routine UK clinical practice. METHODS: Patient characteristics and safety outcomes (procedural complications, 30-day readmission and A&E attendance, length of stay) were assessed using two independent data sources, the British Thoracic Society UK Difficult Asthma Registry (DAR) and Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) database...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902576/implementing-huddles-improves-care-coordination-in-an-academic-health-center
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Carolyn S Townsend, Mary McNulty, Adria Grillo-Peck
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To determine whether routinely scheduled, organized interdisciplinary huddles result in decreased length of stay and readmissions. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING: The study was conducted in an academic health center (AHC) that also fills a community hospital need for a diverse inner-city population. Results are applicable in other care settings. METHODOLOGY AND SAMPLE: Daily interdisciplinary huddles were piloted on 5 medical/surgical units...
January 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902574/analysis-of-hospital-readmission-patterns-in-medicare-fee-for-service-and-medicare-advantage-beneficiaries
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Joobong June Park Oh
PURPOSE OF STUDY: The study was conducted to examine the hospital readmission patterns of two groups of Medicare beneficiaries-those covered by traditional Medicare (Medicare fee-for-service [FFS]) and those enrolled in a Medicare risk plan (Medicare Advantage [MA])-and to determine the characteristics that significantly increase the likelihood of multiple hospital readmissions. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING: The study setting is the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) located in Philadelphia, PA...
January 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901516/psychotropic-drug-changes-contributing-to-readmissions-in-medically-hospitalized-psychiatric-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Subramoniam Madhusoodanan, Biling Xu, Srikanth Prayaga, Piotr Slowik, Ronald Brenner, Wallace Thomas, Natalie Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Psychotropic drug changes during medical hospitalizations may lead to psychiatric and medical readmissions. METHODS: One-year hospitalization records of nursing home patients with chronic mental illness and a psychotropic drug change during medical admission were reviewed. We calculated the readmission rates for 30, 60, and 90 days; the classes of the psychotropic drugs changed; the reason for change; and the specialties of the responsible physicians...
November 2016: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901287/randomized-trial-of-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-versus-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-achieving-excess-weight-loss
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M Ignat, M Vix, I Imad, A D'Urso, S Perretta, J Marescaux, D Mutter
BACKGROUND: Robust data on quality of life (QoL) after different techniques of bariatric surgery are sparse. This RCT compared excess weight loss (EWL) and QoL after sleeve gastrectomy versus Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). METHODS: Obese patients were assigned randomly to RYGB or sleeve gastrectomy. The primary outcome measure was EWL. Secondary outcomes included QoL, co-morbidity, adverse events, vitamin and glycolipid status. QoL was assessed before and annually after surgery, using the Moorehead-Ardelt Quality of Life Questionnaire II (M-A-QoLQII) and Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI)...
November 30, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900649/brief-report-a-randomized-control-trial-assessing-the-influence-of-a-telephone-based-intervention-on-readmissions-for-patients-with-severe-mental-illness-in-a-developing-country
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U A Botha, L Koen, M Mazinu, E Jordaan, D J H Niehaus
Whilst comprehensive post-discharge interventions have been successful in reducing readmissions in our setting, they are possibly not sustainable due to limited resources. We assessed the impact of a more cost-effective telephone-based intervention on readmissions in a developing country over 12 months. 100 patients with severe mental illness were randomized to facilitated care or treatment as usual. All were interviewed prior to discharge and after 12 months. Facilitated care consisted of structured telephonic interviews and motivational support to patients and families...
November 30, 2016: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899857/worse-prognosis-in-heart-failure-patients-with-30-day-readmission
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Ying-Chang Tung, Shing-Hsien Chou, Kuan-Liang Liu, I-Chang Hsieh, Lung-Sheng Wu, Chia-Pin Lin, Ming-Shien Wen, Pao-Hsien Chu
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) readmission results in substantial expenditure on HF management. This study aimed to evaluate the readmission rate, outcome, and predictors of HF readmission. METHODS: Patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF < 40%) who were admitted for acute decompensation of de novo HF were enrolled to analyze readmission rate, mortality and predictors of readmission. RESULTS: A total of 433 de novo HF patients with LVEF < 40% were enrolled during the period August 2013 to December 2014...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898989/identifying-an-ideal-time-frame-for-staged-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-to-maximize-functional-outcome
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Jared Ze Yang Yeh, Jerry Yongqiang Chen, Wu Chean Lee, Hwei Chi Chong, Hee Nee Pang, Darren Keng Jin Tay, Shi-Lu Chia, Ngai Nung Lo, Seng Jin Yeo
Compared with staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA), simultaneous bilateral TKA carries a higher risk of cardiac complications, pulmonary complications, and mortality, especially in patients with preexisting cardiopulmonary disease or advanced age. However, the period of time between staged TKAs that would eliminate these increased risks has yet to be determined. The purpose of this study is to evaluate complication rates and functional outcome in patients who underwent staged bilateral TKA and to determine an optimal time frame for the second knee...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898510/the-effect-of-implementation-of-preoperative-and-postoperative-care-elements-of-a-perioperative-surgical-home-model-on-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-hip-arthroplasty-or-knee-arthroplasty
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Thomas R Vetter, Joydip Barman, James M Hunter, Keith A Jones, Jean-Francois Pittet
BACKGROUND: The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) seeks to remedy the currently highly fragmented and expensive perioperative care in the United States. The 2 specific aims of this health services research study were to assess the association between the preoperative and postoperative elements of an initial PSH model and a set of (1) clinical, quality, and patient safety outcomes and (2) operational and financial outcomes, in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
November 28, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896982/predictive-modeling-of-hospital-readmission-rates-using-electronic-medical-record-wide-machine-learning-a-case-study-using-mount-sinai-heart-failure-cohort
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Khader Shameer, Kipp W Johnson, Alexandre Yahi, Riccardo Miotto, L I Li, Doran Ricks, Jebakumar Jebakaran, Patricia Kovatch, Partho P Sengupta, Sengupta Gelijns, Alan Moskovitz, Bruce Darrow, David L David, Andrew Kasarskis, Nicholas P Tatonetti, Sean Pinney, Joel T Dudley
Reduction of preventable hospital readmissions that result from chronic or acute conditions like stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction and pneumonia remains a significant challenge for improving the outcomes and decreasing the cost of healthcare delivery in the United States. Patient readmission rates are relatively high for conditions like heart failure (HF) despite the implementation of high-quality healthcare delivery operation guidelines created by regulatory authorities. Multiple predictive models are currently available to evaluate potential 30-day readmission rates of patients...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896467/audit-of-geriatric-hip-fracture-care-a%C3%A2-slovenian-trauma-center-analysis
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Dejan Krušič, Drago Brilej, Colin Currie, Radko Komadina
BACKGROUND: The aim was to describe an audit of hip fracture patient care and outcomes in a Slovenian healthcare setting prior to the implementation of the Geriatric Fracture Center (GFC) model of care. METHODS: The Fragility Fracture Network (FFN) hip fracture audit database was used to collect data on hip fracture care in elderly patients. Epidemiological data were submitted as well as fracture type, prefracture residence and mobility prior to the fracture. The timeline of events and acute care data were also collected...
November 28, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
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