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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735804/effect-of-type-2-diabetes-on-in-hospital-postoperative-complications-and-mortality-after-primary-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Maria A Martínez-Huedo, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Isabel Jiménez-Trujillo, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Benito Del Rio Lopez, Ana López-de-Andrés
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare in-hospital postoperative complications (IHPC) and in-hospital mortality between patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: We analyzed data from the Spanish National Hospital Discharge Database, 2010-2014. We selected patients who had undergone THA (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification [ICD-9-CM] code 81...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700736/short-term-rehospitalization-across-the-spectrum-of-age-and-insurance-types-in-the-united-states
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Jordan B Strom, Daniel B Kramer, Yun Wang, Changyu Shen, Jason H Wasfy, Bruce E Landon, Elissa H Wilker, Robert W Yeh
Few studies have examined rates and causes of short-term readmissions among adults across age and insurance types. We compared rates, characteristics, and costs of 30-day readmission after all-cause hospitalizations across insurance types in the US. We retrospectively evaluated alive patients ≥18 years old, discharged for any cause, 1/1/13-11/31/13, 2006 non-federal hospitals in 21 states in the Nationwide Readmissions Database. The primary stratification variable of interest was primary insurance. Comorbid conditions were assessed based on Elixhauser comorbidities, as defined by administrative billing codes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679847/safety-outcomes-after-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-recent-stroke
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Alexander E Merkler, Setareh Salehi Omran, Gino Gialdini, Michael P Lerario, Shadi Yaghi, Mitchell S V Elkind, Babak B Navi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is uncertain whether previous ischemic stroke within 3 months of receiving intravenous thrombolysis (tPA [tissue-type plasminogen activator]) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes. METHODS: Using administrative claims data, we identified adults with AIS who received intravenous tPA at California, New York, and Florida hospitals from 2005 to 2013. Our primary outcome was intracerebral hemorrhage, and our secondary outcomes were unfavorable discharge disposition and inpatient mortality...
July 5, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593617/the-dangers-of-extreme-body-mass-index-values-in-patients-with-clostridium-difficile
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Brian H Nathanson, Thomas L Higgins, William T McGee
PURPOSE: To examine the association between body mass index (BMI) and in-hospital mortality in patients presenting with Clostridium difficile infections in emergency department visits (ED) in the USA. Infected patients with extreme BMIs may have an elevated mortality risk, but prior studies examining this question have been too small to reach definitive conclusions. METHODS: Data were from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality during 2012...
June 7, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569372/venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-after-tka-aspirin-warfarin-enoxaparin-or-factor-xa-inhibitors
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Abiram Bala, James I Huddleston, Stuart B Goodman, William J Maloney, Derek F Amanatullah
BACKGROUND: There is considerable debate regarding the ideal agent for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis after TKA. Numerous studies and meta-analyses have yet to provide a clear answer and often omit one or more of the commonly used agents such as aspirin, warfarin, enoxaparin, and factor Xa inhibitors. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Using a large database analysis, we asked: (1) What are the differences in VTE incidence in primary TKA after administration of aspirin, warfarin, enoxaparin, or factor Xa inhibitors? (2) What are the differences in bleeding risk among these four agents? (3) How has use of these agents changed with time? METHODS: We queried a combined Humana and Medicare database between 2007 and Quarter 1 of 2016, and identified all primary TKAs performed using ICD-9 and Current Procedural Terminology codes...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515845/diagnosis-of-morbid-obesity-may-not-impact-healthcare-utilization-for-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-propensity-matched-study
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Joshua R Peck, Nicholas Latchana, Anthony Michaels, Adam J Hanje, Alice Hinton, Elmahdi A Elkhammas, Sylvester M Black, Khalid Mumtaz
AIM: To study mortality, length of stay, and total charges in morbidly obese adults during index hospitalization for orthotopic liver transplantation. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was queried to obtain demographics, healthcare utilization, post orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) complications, and short term outcomes of OLT performed from 2003 to 2011 (n = 46509). We divided patients into those with [body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40] and without (BMI < 40) morbid obesity...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514487/reoperation-and-medicare-expenditures-after-laparoscopic-gastric-band-surgery
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Andrew M Ibrahim, Jyothi R Thumma, Justin B Dimick
Importance: Following the US Food and Drug Administration approval for laparoscopic gastric band surgery in 2001, as many as 96 000 devices have been placed annually. The reported rates of reoperation range from 4% to 60% in short-term studies; however, to our knowledge, few long-term population-level data on outcomes or expenditures are known. Objective: To describe the rate of device-related reoperations occurring after laparoscopic gastric band surgery as well as the associated payments in a longitudinal national cohort...
May 17, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498196/identifying-increased-risk-of-readmission-and-in-hospital-mortality-using-hospital-administrative-data-the-ahrq-elixhauser-comorbidity-index
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Brian J Moore, Susan White, Raynard Washington, Natalia Coenen, Anne Elixhauser
OBJECTIVE: We extend the literature on comorbidity measurement by developing 2 indices, based on the Elixhauser Comorbidity measures, designed to predict 2 frequently reported health outcomes: in-hospital mortality and 30-day readmission in administrative data. The Elixhauser measures are commonly used in research as an adjustment factor to control for severity of illness. DATA SOURCES: We used a large analysis file built from all-payer hospital administrative data in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases from 18 states in 2011 and 2012...
July 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493551/utilization-of-a-sobering-center-for-acute-alcohol-intoxication
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Shannon Smith-Bernardin, Adam Carrico, Wendy Max, Susan Chapman
OBJECTIVE: To describe the population utilizing a sobering center for public alcohol intoxication, and compare between single-visit users, repeat users, and high users. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of 1,271 adults cared for in the Sobering Center from July 2014 to June 2015. We divided the population into three groups: single-use (1 visit), repeat users (2-5 visits) and high (6+) users, and evaluated demographics, lifetime health diagnoses utilizing the Elixhauser Comorbidity Index, rates of public service utilization including ambulance and emergency department, and related costs...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490759/comorbidity-burden-of-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-parkinsonism-between-2003-and-2012-a-multicentre-nationwide-retrospective-study-in-china
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Xin Wang, Fan Zeng, Wang-Sheng Jin, Chi Zhu, Qing-Hua Wang, Xian-Le Bu, Hong-Bo Luo, Hai-Qiang Zou, Jie Pu, Zhong-He Zhou, Xiao-Ping Cui, Qing-Song Wang, Xiang-Qun Shi, Wei Han, Qiang Wu, Hui-Sheng Chen, Hang Lin, Li-Li Zhang, Meng Zhang, Yan Lian, Zhi-Qiang Xu, Hua-Dong Zhou, Tao Zhang, Yan-Jiang Wang
Parkinson's disease (PD) and Parkinsonism are common neurodegenerative disorders with continuously increasing prevalence, causing high global burdens. However, data concerning the comorbidity burden of patients with PD or Parkinsonism in China are lacking. To investigate the health condition and comorbidity burden, a total of 3367 PD and 823 Parkinsonism patients were included from seven tertiary hospitals in seven cities across China from 2003 to 2012. Their comorbidity burden was collected and quantified by the Elixhauser Comorbidity Index (ECI) and Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI)...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465770/effects-of-specialty-pharmacy-care-on-health-outcomes-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Jun Tang, James Bailey, Cyril Chang, Richard Faris, Song Hee Hong, Michael Levin, Junling Wang
BACKGROUND: Increasingly, third-party payers are requiring patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to participate in specialty pharmacy management programs to improve their adherence to their prescribed medications. The effects of specialty pharmacy care on MS clinical outcomes have not yet been comprehensively examined in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of specialty pharmacy care and usual community pharmacy care MS outcomes. METHODS: Inpatient, outpatient, and pharmacy claims for patients with MS were extracted from a major national pharmacy benefit management company's databases for this retrospective cohort study...
November 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409741/impact-of-comorbidities-among-medicaid-enrollees-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-united-states-2009
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Gloria Westney, Marilyn G Foreman, Junjun Xu, Marshaleen Henriques King, Eric Flenaugh, George Rust
INTRODUCTION: Multimorbidity, the presence of 2 or more chronic conditions, frequently affects people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many have high-cost, highly complex conditions that have a substantial impact on state Medicaid programs. We quantified the cost of Medicaid-insured patients with COPD co-diagnosed with other chronic disorders. METHODS: We used nationally representative Medicaid claims data to analyze the impact of comorbidities (other chronic conditions) on the disease burden, emergency department (ED) use, hospitalizations, and total health care costs among 291,978 adult COPD patients...
April 13, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363708/trends-and-characteristics-of-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-in-a-population-setting-from-2003-to-2013
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María Lucía Fernández Gassó, Lauro Hernando-Arizaleta, Joaquín A Palomar-Rodríguez, Federico Soria-Arcos, Domingo A Pascual-Figal
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Population-based studies in other countries have reported a reduction of standardized rates of hospitalization for heart failure (HF) but data from a well-defined population are lacking in Spain. METHODS: All hospitalizations with a principal diagnosis of HF between 2003 and 2013 were obtained from the Minimum Basic Data Set, which includes all hospitals in the Region of Murcia. Health care episodes were identified by the individual health card (27 158 episodes)...
March 28, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361804/risk-adjusted-mortality-after-hip-replacement-surgery-a-retrospective-study
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Gabriele Messina, Silvia Forni, Daniele Rosadini, Manuele Falcone, Francesca Collini, Nicola Nante
INTRODUCTION: Hip replacement (HR) operations are increasing. Short term mortality is an indicator of quality; few studies include risk adjustment models to predict HR outcomes. We evaluated in-hospital and 30-day mortality in hospitalized patients for HR and compared the performance of two risk adjustment algorithms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study on hospital discharge records of patients undergoing HR from 2000 to 2005 in Tuscany Region, Italy, applied All-Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRG) and Elixhauser Index (EI) risk adjustment models to predict outcomes...
January 2017: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350807/external-validation-and-comparison-of-two-variants-of-the-elixhauser-comorbidity-measures-for-all-cause-mortality
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Yannick Fortin, James A G Crispo, Deborah Cohen, Douglas S McNair, Donald R Mattison, Daniel Krewski
Assessing prevalent comorbidities is a common approach in health research for identifying clinical differences between individuals. The objective of this study was to validate and compare the predictive performance of two variants of the Elixhauser comorbidity measures (ECM) for inhospital mortality at index and at 1-year in the Cerner Health Facts® (HF) U.S. DATABASE: We estimated the prevalence of select comorbidities for individuals 18 to 89 years of age who received care at Cerner contributing health facilities between 2002 and 2011 using the AHRQ (version 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339644/development-and-validation-of-a-structured-query-language-implementation-of-the-elixhauser-comorbidity-index
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Richard H Epstein, Franklin Dexter
Objective: Comorbidity adjustment is often performed during outcomes and health care resource utilization research. Our goal was to develop an efficient algorithm in structured query language (SQL) to determine the Elixhauser comorbidity index. Materials and Methods: We wrote an SQL algorithm to calculate the Elixhauser comorbidities from Diagnosis Related Group and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. Validation was by comparison to expected comorbidities from combinations of these codes and to the 2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263920/healthcare-costs-and-utilization-for-patients-age-50-to-64-years-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-treated-with-chemotherapy-or-with-chemotherapy-and-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Jaime M Preussler, Christa L Meyer, Lih-Wen Mau, Navneet S Majhail, Ellen M Denzen, Kristen C Edsall, Stephanie H Farnia, Wael Saber, Linda J Burns, David J Vanness
The primary aim of this study was to describe healthcare costs and utilization during the first year after a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for privately insured non-Medicare patients in the United States aged 50 to 64 years who were treated with either chemotherapy or chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT). MarketScan (Truven Health Analytics) adjudicated total payments for inpatient, outpatient, and prescription drug claims from 2007 to 2011 were used to estimate costs from the health system perspective...
June 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222520/interactive-effects-of-dementia-severity-and-comorbidities-on-medicare-expenditures
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Carolyn W Zhu, Stephanie Cosentino, Katherine A Ornstein, Yian Gu, Howard Andrews, Yaakov Stern
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined how dementia and comorbidities may interact to affect healthcare expenditures. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether effects of dementia severity on Medicare expenditures differed for individuals with different levels of comorbidities. METHODS: Data are drawn from the Washington Heights-Inwood Columbia Aging Project (WHICAP). Comprehensive clinical assessments of dementia severity were systematically carried out at ∼18 month intervals...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214483/systemic-thrombolysis-increases-hemorrhagic-stroke-risk-without-survival-benefit-compared-with-catheter-directed-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Nathan L Liang, Efthymios D Avgerinos, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
BACKGROUND: Systemic thrombolysis (ST) and catheter-directed intervention (CDI) are both used in the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE), but the comparative outcomes of these two therapies remain unclear. The objective of this study was to compare short-term mortality and safety outcomes between the two treatments using a large national database. METHODS: Patients presenting with acute PE were identified in the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2009 to 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187963/a-modified-elixhauser-score-for-predicting-in-hospital-mortality-in-internal-medicine-admissions
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Fabio Fabbian, Alfredo De Giorgi, Elisa Maietti, Massimo Gallerani, Marco Pala, Rosaria Cappadona, Roberto Manfredini, Ugo Fedeli
BACKGROUND: In-hospital mortality (IHM) is an indicator of the quality of care provided. The two most widely used scores for predicting IHM by International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes are the Elixhauser (EI) and the Charlson Comorbidity indexes. Our aim was to obtain new measures based on internal medicine ICD codes for the original EI, to detect risk for IHM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included hospital admissions for any cause in the department of internal medicine between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2013, recorded in the hospital database...
May 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
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