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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531770/treatment-consumption-and-treatment-re-enrollment-in-ghb-dependent-patients-in-the-netherlands
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Martijn S van Noorden, Ton Mol, Jeroen Wisselink, Wil Kuijpers, Boukje A G Dijkstra
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess treatment consumption and re-enrollment in treatment in patients with gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)-dependence in Dutch Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) in comparison with other addictions. METHODS: A cohort-study using nationwide administrative data from regular Dutch ATCs associated with the Dutch National Alcohol and Drugs Information System (LADIS), covering an estimated 95% of ATCs. We selected in- and out-patients with alcohol, drug and/or behavioral addictions with a first treatment episode in 2008-2011 and consecutive treatments until 2013 (n=71,679)...
May 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526044/clinical-outcomes-meta-analysis-measuring-subendocardial-perfusion-and-efficacy-of-transmyocardial-laser-revascularization-with-nuclear-imaging
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Jessika Iwanski, Shannon M Knapp, Ryan Avery, Isabel Oliva, Raymond K Wong, Raymond B Runyan, Zain Khalpey
INTRODUCTION: Randomized and nonrandomized clinical trials have tried to assess whether or not TMR patients experience an increase in myocardial perfusion. However there have been inconsistencies reported in the literature due to the use of different nuclear imaging modalities to test this metric. The primary purpose of this meta-analysis was to determine whether SPECT, MUGA and PET scans demonstrate changes in myocardial perfusion between lased and non-lased subjects and whether laser type affects myocardial perfusion...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522915/ninety-day-readmissions-after-inpatient-cholecystectomy-a-5-year-analysis
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Alba Manuel-Vázquez, Raquel Latorre-Fragua, Carmen Ramiro-Pérez, Aylhin López-Marcano, Farah Al-Shwely, Roberto De la Plaza-Llamas, José Manuel Ramia
AIM: To determine the incidence of readmission after cholecystectomy using 90 d as a time limit. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients undergoing cholecystectomy at the General Surgery and Digestive System Service of the University Hospital of Guadalajara, Spain. We included all patients undergoing cholecystectomy for biliary pathology who were readmitted to hospital within 90 d. We considered readmission to any hospital service as cholecystectomy-related complications...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514381/-complications-and-long-term-results-of-delayed-esophagoezophagostomy-for-esophageal-atresia
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A Yu Razumovsky, A B Alkhasov, O G Mokrushina, M A Chundokova, N V Kulikova, A G Gebekov, S A Gebekova
AIM: To evaluate complications and long-term results of delayed esophagoesophagostomy in children with esophageal atresia (EA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 165 EA children were operated at the Filatov Municipal Children's Hospital #13 for the period 2006-2016. Primary esophageal anastomosis was performed in 136 (82.4%) children with tracheoesophageal fistula. In 5 (3%) neonates with non-fistulous EA esophago- and gastrostomy were made for further coloesophagoplasty. Other 24 (14...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511702/what-is-the-evidence-for-the-management-of-patients-along-the-pathway-from-the-emergency-department-to-acute-admission-to-reduce-unplanned-attendance-and-admission-an-evidence-synthesis
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Sarah H Credé, Colin O'Keeffe, Suzanne Mason, Anthea Sutton, Emma Howe, Susan J Croft, Mike Whiteside
BACKGROUND: Globally, the rate of emergency hospital admissions is increasing. However, little evidence exists to inform the development of interventions to reduce unplanned Emergency Department (ED) attendances and hospital admissions. The objective of this evidence synthesis was to review the evidence for interventions, conducted during the patient's journey through the ED or acute care setting, to manage people with an exacerbation of a medical condition to reduce unplanned emergency hospital attendance and admissions...
May 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508087/the-vitamin-d-for-enhancing-the-immune-system-in-cystic-fibrosis-disc-trial-rationale-and-design-of-a-multi-center-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-high-dose-bolus-administration-of-vitamin-d3-during-acute-pulmonary-exacerbation-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Vin Tangpricha, Ellen M Smith, Jose Binongo, Suzanne E Judd, Thomas R Ziegler, Seth Walker, Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Susu M Zughaier, Moon Jeong Lee, Supavit Chesdachai, Wendy A Hermes, James F Chmiel, Amit Gaggar, Ruth E Grossmann, Patricia M Joseph, Jessica A Alvarez
Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). Recent studies have found an association between vitamin D status and risk of pulmonary exacerbations in children and adults with CF. The ongoing Vitamin D for enhancing the Immune System in Cystic fibrosis (DISC) study is a multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that will test the hypothesis of whether high dose vitamin D given as a single oral bolus of 250,000 IU to adults with CF during a pulmonary exacerbation followed by a maintenance dose of vitamin D will improve time to next pulmonary exacerbation and re-hospitalization, improve survival and lung function compared to placebo and reduce the rates of pulmonary exacerbation,...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501899/is-there-a-july-effect-in-pediatric-neurosurgery
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Yimo Lin, Rory R Mayer, Terence Verla, Jeffrey S Raskin, Sandi Lam
PURPOSE: The belief that July, when resident physicians' training year begins, may be associated with increased risk of patient morbidity and mortality is known as the "July effect." This study aimed to compare complication rates after pediatric neurosurgical procedures in the first versus last academic quarters in two national datasets. METHODS: Data were extracted from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatrics (NSQIP-P) database for year 2012 for 30-day complication events and the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) for year 2012 for in-hospital complication events after pediatric neurosurgical procedures...
May 13, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499736/-children-s-medically-complex-diseases-unit-a-model-required-in-all-our-hospitals
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Francisco José Climent Alcalá, Marta García Fernández de Villalta, Luis Escosa García, Aroa Rodríguez Alonso, Luis Adolfo Albajara Velasco
INTRODUCTION: The increase in survival of children with severe diseases has led to the rise of children with chronic diseases, sometimes with lifelong disabilities. In 2008, a unit for the specific care of medically complex children (MCC) was created in Hospital La Paz. OBJECTIVES: To describe the work and care activities of this Unit. Patients and methods An analysis was performed on all discharge reports of the Unit between January 2014 and July 2016. RESULTS: The MCC Unit has 6 beds and daily outpatient clinic...
May 9, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498030/prevalence-of-anemia-and-its-influence-on-hospital-readmissions-and-emergency-department-visits-in-outpatients-with-heart-failure
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Youn-Jung Son, Bo Hwan Kim
BACKGROUND: Anemia is a frequent comorbidity in patients with heart failure. However, the incidence of anemia in patients with heart failure varies widely, and there is limited evidence on the association between anemia and rehospitalization and on the health consequences of anemia in patients with heart failure. AIMS: We aimed to identify the prevalence of anemia and its influence on hospital readmissions and emergency department visits in outpatients with heart failure...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492576/-mental-capacity-and-capacity-to-consent-multicentric-study-in-a-involuntary-psychiatric-hospitalized-patients-sample
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Felice Carabellese, Gabriele Mandarelli, Donatella La Tegola, Giovanna Parmigiani, Stefano Ferracuti, Roberto Quartesan, Antonello Bellomo, Roberto Catanesi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this longitudinal observational study is to evaluate the course and impact of clinical, social, and behavioral variables on the involuntary readmission of psychiatric patients, during a 6-months follow-up after discharge from a prior involuntary hospitalization. METHODS: N=131 involuntarily committed psychiatric patients were enrolled in three university hospitals (Bari n=57; Perugia n=42; Rome n=32). At the first assessment cognitive functioning (MMSE), psychiatric symptoms severity (BPRS-E), capacity to consent to treatment (MacCAT-T) as well as principal socio-demographic and clinical variables were collected...
March 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486980/task-shifting-of-triage-to-peer-expert-informal-care-providers-at-a-tertiary-referral-hiv-clinic-in-malawi-a-cross-sectional-operational-evaluation
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Megan Landes, Courtney Thompson, Edson Mwinjiwa, Edith Thaulo, Chrissie Gondwe, Harriet Akello, Adrienne K Chan
BACKGROUND: HIV treatment models in Africa are labour intensive and require a high number of skilled staff. In this context, task-shifting is considered a feasible alternative for ART service delivery. In 2006, a lay health cadre of expert patients (EPs) at a tertiary referral HIV clinic in Zomba, Malawi was capacitated. There are few evaluations of EP program efficacy in this setting. Triage is the process of prioritizing patients in terms of the severity of their condition and ensures that no harmful delays occur to treatment and care...
May 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486413/hospitalizations-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-for-all-cancer-type-in-italy-the-epikit-study-under-the-e-u-coheirs-project-on-environment-and-health
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Prisco Piscitelli, Immacolata Marino, Andrea Falco, Matteo Rivezzi, Roberto Romano, Restituta Mazzella, Cosimo Neglia, Giulia Della Rosa, Giuseppe Pellerano, Giuseppe Militerno, Adriana Bonifacino, Gaetano Rivezzi, Roberto Romizi, Giuseppe Miserotti, Maurizio Montella, Fabrizio Bianchi, Alessandra Marinelli, Antonella De Donno, Giovanni De Filippis, Giuseppe Serravezza, Gianluca Di Tanna, Dennis Black, Valerio Gennaro, Mario Ascolese, Alessandro Distante, Ernesto Burgio, Massimo Crespi, Annamaria Colao
Background: Cancer Registries (CRs) remain the gold standard for providing official epidemiological estimations. However, due to CRs' partial population coverage, hospitalization records might represent a valuable tool to provide additional information on cancer occurrence and expenditures at national/regional level for research purposes. The Epidemiology of Cancer in Italy (EPIKIT) study group has been built up, within the framework of the Civic Observers for Health and Environment: Initiative of Responsibility and Sustainability (COHEIRS) project under the auspices of the Europe for Citizens Program, to assess population health indicators...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485391/magnetic-resonance-imaging-targeted-transperineal-prostate-biopsy-a-local-anaesthetic-approach
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E J Bass, I A Donaldson, A Freeman, C Jameson, S Punwani, C Moore, M Arya, M Emberton, H U Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Despite high rates of disease misclassification and sepsis, the use of transrectal biopsy remains commonplace. Transperineal mapping biopsies mitigate these problems but carry increased cost and patient burden. Local anaesthetic, multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-targeted transperineal biopsy may offer an alternative. Here, we aim to determine the feasibility, tolerability and detection rates of clinically significant prostate cancer using a local anaesthetic, transperineal, MRI-targeted biopsy technique...
May 9, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476200/analysis-of-the-long-term-results-of-living-donor-liver-transplantation-in-adults
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Santiago Sánchez Cabús, Laia Estalella, Mihai Pavel, David Calatayud, Víctor Molina, Joana Ferrer, Constantino Fondevila, Josep Fuster, Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas
INTRODUCTION: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is an alternative to conventional transplantation given its excellent results. The aim of this study is to evaluate long-term outcomes in LDLT recipients. METHODS: 100 consecutive THDV recipients from the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona from March 2000 to October 2015 were included. The main indication for transplantation was end-stage liver disease (58%) followed by hepatocellular carcinoma (41%). 95% of grafts consisted of the right liver of the donor and the 5% of the left liver...
May 2, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472530/investigation-of-the-benefits-of-early-malnutrition-screening-with-telehealth-follow-up-in-elderly-acute-medical-admissions
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Yogesh Sharma, Campbell Thompson, Billingsley Kaambwa, Rashmi Shahi, Paul Hakendorf, Michelle Miller
Background.: The benefit of providing early nutrition intervention and its continuation post-discharge in older hospitalized patients is unclear. This study examined efficacy of such an intervention in older patients discharged from acute care. Methods.: In this randomized controlled trial, 148 malnourished patients were randomized to receive either a nutrition intervention for three months or usual care. Intervention included an individualized nutrition care plan plus monthly post-discharge telehealth follow-up whereas control patients received intervention only upon referral by their treating clinicians...
May 4, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471622/combination-of-corticosteroids-with-5-aminosalicylic-acids-compared-to-corticosteroids-alone-for-hospitalized-patients-with-active-ulcerative-colitis
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Ofir Har-Noy, Bun Kim, Rivi Haiat, Tal Engel, Bella Ungar, Rami Eliakim, Won Ho Kim, Jae Hee Cheon, Shomron Ben-Horin
BACKGROUND: Although 5-amino-salycilic acids (5-ASA) are often used with corticosteroid treatment in moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, the value of continuing/initiating 5-ASA in this clinical setting has not been explored. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of a combination 5-ASA+corticosteroid therapy on the outcome of hospitalized patients with acute moderate-severe ulcerative colitis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients hospitalized with moderate-severe ulcerative colitis in two centers, Israel and South Korea...
October 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449686/the-frequency-of-asthma-exacerbations-and-healthcare-utilization-in-patients-with-asthma-from-the-uk-and-usa
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Robert Y Suruki, Jonas B Daugherty, Nada Boudiaf, Frank C Albers
BACKGROUND: Asthma exacerbations are frequent in patients with severe disease. This report describes results from two retrospective cohort studies describing exacerbation frequency and risk, emergency department (ED)/hospital re-admissions, and asthma-related costs by asthma severity in the US and UK. METHODS: Patients with asthma in the US-based Clinformatics™ DataMart Multiplan IMPACT (2010-2011; WEUSKOP7048) and the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink (2009-2011; WEUSKOP7092) databases were categorized by disease severity (Global Initiative for Asthma [GINA]; Step and exacerbation history) during the 12 months pre-asthma medical code (index date)...
April 27, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425682/mild-acute-biliary-pancreatitis-the-timing-of-cholecystectomy-should-not-exceed-index-admission
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Luca Degrate, Davide P Bernasconi, Paola Meroni, Mattia Garancini, Daniele Macchini, Fabrizio Romano, Fabio Uggeri, Luca Gianotti
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) to treat mild biliary acute pancreatitis (MBAP) during index admission is recommended. However, the optimal surgical timing is controversial, considering that patients are actually often discharged from hospital and readmitted for elective cholecystectomy. Moreover, previous studies showed an uneven patients' stratification for pancreatitis severity. The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of patients homogenously categorised for MBAP according to the newest pancreatitis classifications, undergoing cholecystectomy with different timing...
April 19, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419982/resting-heart-rate-and-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Koki Nakanishi, Marco R Di Tullio, Min Qian, John L P Thompson, Arthur J Labovitz, Douglas L Mann, Ralph L Sacco, Patrick M Pullicino, Ronald S Freudenberger, John R Teerlink, Susan Graham, Gregory Y H Lip, Bruce Levin, Jay P Mohr, Richard Buchsbaum, Conrado J Estol, Dirk J Lok, Piotr Ponikowski, Stefan D Anker, Shunichi Homma
BACKGROUND: Although high resting heart rate (RHR) is known to be associated with an increased risk of mortality and hospital admission in patients with heart failure, the relationship between RHR and ischemic stroke remains unclear. This study is aimed at investigating the relationship between RHR and ischemic stroke in patients with heart failure in sinus rhythm. METHODS: We examined 2,060 patients with systolic heart failure in sinus rhythm from the Warfarin versus Aspirin in Reduced Cardiac Ejection Fraction trial...
April 19, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405955/cutaneous-adverse-reaction-during-lithium-treatment-a-case-report-and-updated-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Martina Pinna, Mirko Manchia, Sergio Puddu, Giampaolo Minnai, Leonardo Tondo, Piergiorgio Salis
OBJECTIVES: To present a new case of adverse cutaneous reaction during lithium treatment and to update the systematic review and meta-analysis of the incidence of this adverse reaction. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search (performed in September 2016) for peer-reviewed articles in English indexed in Medline (2011-present). Meta-analytical estimates were obtained using the "Metafor" package. CASE PRESENTATION: Ms. H., a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with BD1, was admitted to the inpatient unit for a full-blown psychotic episode and treated with carbamazepine 400 mg q...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
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