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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341372/evaluation-of-remote-dielectric-sensing-reds-technology-guided-therapy-for-decreasing-heart-failure-re-hospitalizations
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Offer Amir, Tuvia Ben-Gal, Jean Marc Weinstein, Jorge Schliamser, Daniel Burkhoff, Aharon Abbo, William T Abraham
OBJECTIVE: We tested whether remote dielectric sensing (ReDS)-directed fluid management reduces readmissions in patients recently hospitalized for heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND: Pulmonary congestion is the most common cause of worsening HF leading to hospitalization. Accurate remote monitoring of lung fluid volume may guide optimal treatment and prevent re-hospitalization. ReDS technology is a quantitative non-invasive method for measuring absolute lung fluid volume...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338215/delirium-during-postacute-nursing-home-admission-and-risk-for-adverse-outcomes
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Cyrus M Kosar, Kali S Thomas, Sharon K Inouye, Vincent Mor
OBJECTIVES: To identify the rate of delirium present during admission to postacute care (PAC) in the nursing home setting and to determine whether patients with delirium had higher risk for adverse outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: US Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes, 2011 to 2014. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals admitted to all US nursing homes for PAC, aged ≥65 years, and without prior history of nursing home residence (n = 5,588,702)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334927/consumer-segmentation-and-time-interval-between-types-of-hospital-admission-a-clinical-linkage-database-study
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Umesh T Kadam, Claire A Lawson, Dawn K Moody, Lucy Teece, John Uttley, John Harvey, Z Iqbal, P W Jones
Background: Healthcare policies target unplanned hospital admissions and 30-day re-admission as key measures of efficiency, but do not focus on factors that influence trajectories of different types of admissions in the same patient over time. Objectives: To investigate the influence of consumer segmentation and patient factors on the time intervals between different types of hospital admission. Research design, subjects and measures: A cohort design was applied to an anonymised linkage database for adults aged 40 years and over (N = 58 857)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326453/violent-trauma-recidivism-does-all-violence-escalate
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R M Nygaard, A P Marek, S R Daly, J M Van Camp
PURPOSE: Rates of trauma patients presenting with history of prior trauma range from 25 to 44%. Outcomes involving recidivists in the setting of intentional trauma, especially penetrating trauma, are conflicting. We hypothesized that if violence does escalate with successive incidence, then injuries due to successive violence should escalate or become increasingly severe with successive admissions. METHODS: The trauma registry from an urban level I adult and pediatric trauma center was queried for injuries due to blunt assault, stabbing, and firearm injury...
March 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315798/bone-morphogenetic-proteins-in-anterior-cervical-fusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Aidin Abedi, Seyed Behnam Jazayeri, Hirbod Nasiri Bonaki, Seyed Behzad Jazayeri, Alexander R Vaccaro, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
OBJECTIVE: Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) have been commonly used as a graft substitute in spinal fusion. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning on life-threatening complications of recombinant human BMPs (rhBMPs) in cervical spine fusion in 2008, their off-label use has been continued. This investigation aimed to review the evidence for the use of rhBMP-2 and rhBMP-7 in anterior cervical spine fusions. METHODS: A comprehensive search was performed through Ovid (MEDLINE), PubMed and Embase...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288193/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-increased-risk-of-1-year-all-cause-and-cardiac-hospital-readmissions-in-elderly-patients-admitted-for-acute-heart-failure
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Filippo Valbusa, Stefano Bonapace, Davide Agnoletti, Luca Scala, Cristina Grillo, Pietro Arduini, Emanuela Turcato, Alessandro Mantovani, Giacomo Zoppini, Guido Arcaro, Christopher Byrne, Giovanni Targher
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging risk factor for heart failure (HF). Although some progress has been made in improving survival among patients admitted for HF, the rates of hospital readmissions and the related costs continue to rise dramatically. We sought to examine whether NAFLD and its severity (diagnosed at hospital admission) was independently associated with a higher risk of 1-year all-cause and cardiac re-hospitalization in patients admitted for acute HF. We studied 212 elderly patients who were consecutively admitted with acute HF to the Hospital of Negrar (Verona) over a 1-year period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286996/understanding-the-economic-burden-of-heart-failure-in-china-impact-on-disease-management-and-resource-utilization
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Jun Huang, Hongjun Yin, Milun Zhang, Qian Ni, Jianwei Xuan
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: This study has two objectives: (1) to examine healthcare resource utilization in heart failure (HF) patients; and (2) to examine the treatment costs associated with HF in China. METHODS: The data used in this study was from the 2014 national insurance database sponsored by the China Health Insurance Research Association (CHIRA), that covers national urban employees and residents. ICD-10 codes and keywords indicating heart failure diagnoses were used to identify patients with heart failure...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284505/clinical-characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-results-from-the-heart-function-assessment-registry-trial-in-saudi-arabia-hearts-chronic
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Waleed Alhabeeb, Abdelfatah Elasfar, Hanan AlBackr, Fayez AlShaer, Ali Almasood, Hussam Alfaleh, Tarek Kashour, Ahmad Hersi, Kazi Nur Asfina, Hani Altaradi, Waleed AlShaqhaa, Fakhr Alayoubi, Khalid F AlHabib
BACKGROUND: Several registries have described patients hospitalized with heart failure (HF), but only few looked at outpatients in the ambulatory setting mostly without long-term follow-up. We sought to determine the clinical characteristics, management, and 1-year outcomes of patients with chronic HF in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: Part of a prospective multicenter nationwide registry; HEart function Assessment Registry Trial in Saudi Arabia (HEARTS) and included chronic HF patients referred to four HFCs between September 2009 and December 2011...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267943/hospitals-with-briefer-than-average-lengths-of-stays-for-common-surgical-procedures-do-not-have-greater-odds-of-either-re-admission-or-use-of-short-term-care-facilities
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F Dexter, R H Epstein, E U Dexter, D A Lubarsky, E C Sun
We considered whether senior hospital managers and department chairs need to be concerned that small reductions in average hospital length of stay (LOS) may be associated with greater rates of re-admission, use of home health care, and/or transfers to short-term care facilities. The 2013 United States Nationwide Readmissions Database was used to study surgical Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) with 1) national median LOS ≥3 days and 2) ≥10 hospitals in the database that each had ≥100 discharges for the DRG...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266900/right-colectomy-and-abdominal-perineal-resection-for-cancer-do-urinary-tract-infections-impact-outcomes
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John G Armstrong, Chien-Hsun Li, Junlin Liao, John C Byrn
BACKGROUND: We aim to assess the patient factors and concomitant infectious outcomes associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) occurrence and the impact of UTI on length of stay (LOS), re-admission, and death in a colorectal surgical population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program User Data for right colectomy and abdominal perineal resection (APR) procedures for cancer between 2006 and 2012 were analyzed. Concomitant infectious complications and timing of UTI diagnosis, inpatient versus outpatient, were considered...
March 7, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264595/uterine-rupture-after-previous-low-segment-transverse-cesarean-is-rarely-catastrophic
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Sofia Soltsman, Yuri Perlitz, Moshe Ben Ami, Izhar Ben Shlomo
OBJECTIVE: The cornerstone of concerns over trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) is the risk of uterine rupture. The purpose of this study was to document the rate of uterine rupture during TOLAC and to delineate its severity and consequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively collected the data on vaginal and cesarean deliveries after a previous cesarean section with specific emphasis on uterine rupture and dehiscence in our center from 2006 through 2013...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262911/echocardiographic-predictors-of-outcome-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-in-sub-saharan-africa-insights-from-thesus-hf
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Mahmoud U Sani, Beth A Davison, Gad Cotter, Albertino Damasceno, Bongani M Mayosi, Okechukwu S Ogah, Charles Mondo, Anastase Dzudie, Dike B Ojji, Charles Kouam Kouam, Ahmed Suliman, Gerald Yonga, Sergine Abdou Ba, Fikru Maru, Bekele Alemayehu, Christopher Edwards, Karen Sliwa
BACKGROUND: The role of echocardiography in the risk stratification of acute heart failure (HF) is unknown. Some small studies and retrospective analyses have found little change in echocardiographic variables during admission for acute HF and some echocardiographic parameters were not found to be associated with outcomes. It is unknown which echocardiographic variables will predict outcomes in sub-Saharan African patients admitted with acute HF. Using echocardiograms, this study aimed to determine the predictors of death and re-admissions within 60 days and deaths up to 180 days in patients with acute heart failure...
January 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251270/delayed-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-calculous-cholecystitis-is-it-time-for-a-change
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Jonathan B Yuval, Ido Mizrahi, Haggi Mazeh, Daniel J Weiss, Gidon Almogy, Miklosh Bala, Eran Kuchuk, Baha Siam, Natalia Simanovsky, Ahmed Eid, Alon J Pikarsky
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to evaluate the advantages and limitations of delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in a tertiary center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all patients admitted to our institution with acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) between January 2003 and December of 2012 was performed. Data collected included patient demographics and comorbidities, presenting symptoms, laboratory findings, imaging results, length of stay (LOS), time to surgery, and surgical complications...
March 1, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217384/decreasing-hospital-length-of-stay-following-lumbar-fusion-utilizing-multidisciplinary-committee-meetings-involving-surgeons-and-other-caretakers
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Lisa B E Shields, Lisa Clark, Steven D Glassman, Christopher B Shields
BACKGROUND: Although hospital length of stay (LOS) following lumbar fusion has decreased for a variety of reasons, different institutions find their LOS over the benchmarks published by the national Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Over a 3-year period, this prospective study introduced utilization of multidisciplinary committee meetings between surgeons and other caretakers to decrease LOS following spinal fusion surgery without compromising the quality of care. METHODS: A multidisciplinary committee was established to assess factors and institute recommendations that influence hospital LOS following lumbar fusion compared to the national compared to the national AHRQ benchmark at baseline and at 1 and 2 years after adjusting our standard practice...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213861/peri-operative-allogeneic-blood-transfusion-and-outcomes-after-radical-cystectomy-a-population-based-study
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D Robert Siemens, Melanie T Jaeger, Xuejiao Wei, Francisco Vera-Badillo, Christopher M Booth
INTRODUCTION: To describe factors associated with peri-operative blood transfusion (PBT) at radical cystectomy (RC) for patients with bladder cancer and evaluate its association on both early and late outcomes. METHODS: Electronic records of treatment and surgical pathology reports were linked to the population-based Ontario Cancer Registry to identify all patients who underwent RC between 2000 and 2008. Modified Poisson regression model was used to determine the factors associated with PBT...
February 17, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208967/early-discharge-of-preterm-infants-an-indian-perspective
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Ankit Soni, Sandeep Kadam, Anand Pandit, Sanjay Patole
INTRODUCTION: Early home discharge of preterm infants is a priority in developing countries due to bed shortage and poor socio-economic status. There is wide variation in home discharge policies for preterm infants. Limited data exists on optimal timing for discharging such infants. In view of the socio-economic and medico-legal importance of the issue, we aimed to study the outcomes of our ex-preterm infants discharged home 'early', to guide our clinical practice. AIM: To study the rates of re-admissions/mortality within 4 weeks after discharge in preterm (born <34 weeks) infants...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180235/incidence-rates-and-case-fatality-rates-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-and-budd-chiari-syndrome
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Walter Ageno, Francesco Dentali, Fulvio Pomero, Luigi Fenoglio, Alessandro Squizzato, Giovanni Pagani, Roberta Re, Matteo Bonzini
Little information is available on the incidence of splanchnic vein thrombosis and on mortality rates during the acute phase of the disease. We performed a large epidemiologic study on hospital admissions for portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and the Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) between 2002 and 2012 in Northwestern Italy. Primary and secondary discharge diagnoses of PVT and BCS were identified using the 9th edition International Classification of Diseases codes 453.0, 572.1 and 452. Hospitalisations for recurrent events were not included...
February 9, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177854/risk-factors-for-30-day-hospital-re-admission-with-an-infectious-complication-after-lower-extremity-vascular-procedures
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Joseph C Melvin, Jamie B Smith, Robin L Kruse, Todd R Vogel
BACKGROUND: Lowering the 30-d re-admission rate after vascular surgery offers the potential to improve healthcare quality. This study evaluated re-admission associated with infections after open and endovascular lower extremity (LE) procedures for peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: Patients admitted for elective LE procedures for PAD were selected from the Cerner Health Facts(®) database. Chi-square analysis evaluated the characteristics of the index admission associated with infection at 30-d re-admission...
February 8, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174596/screening-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-residence-home-for-elderly-in-germany
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Jürgen Becker, Roland Diel
BACKGROUND: Since many hospitals report high MRSA colonization rates among elderly patients, and because it has been shown that S. aureus colonization increases with advancing age, there are concerns about the introduction of MRSA into nursing homes by MRSA positive patients discharged from hospital. So far, admission screening and subsequent longitudinal screening in residence homes or screening at time of hospital discharge is not established on a regular base. On the other hand, MRSA is acquired frequently during hospital stay...
2017: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168513/drop-out-from-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-does-not-cause-selection-bias-on-endpoints
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Peter Nørkjær Laursen, L Holmvang, H Kelbæk, N Vejlstrup, T Engstrøm, J Lønborg
BACKGROUND: The extent of selection bias due to drop-out in clinical trials of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) as surrogate endpoints is unknown. We sought to interrogate the characteristics and prognosis of patients who dropped out before acute CMR assessment compared to CMR-participants in a previously published double-blinded, placebo-controlled all-comer trial with CMR outcome as the primary endpoint. METHODS: Baseline characteristics and composite endpoint of all-cause mortality, heart failure and re-infarction after 30 days and 5 years of follow-up were assessed and compared between CMR-drop-outs and CMR-participants using the trial screening log and the Eastern Danish Heart Registry...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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