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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297709/utilization-and-budget-impact-of-tolvaptan-in-the-inpatient-setting-among-patients-with-heart-failure-and-hyponatremia
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Alpesh N Amin, Jesse D Ortendahl, Amanda L Harmon, Siddhesh A Kamat, Robert A Stellhorn, Sandra L Chase, Shirin V Sundar
OBJECTIVE: Assess characteristics of patients with heart failure (HF) and hyponatremia (HN) using tolvaptan, a selective vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist, for sodium correction, and estimate the budget impact of tolvaptan use in a hospital. METHODS: The Premier Hospital Database was analyzed to assess the utilization of tolvaptan, characteristics of users and non-users, and hospitalization costs among patients with HF and HN. Using these findings, a model was developed to estimate tolvaptan costs in proportion to total medical costs of managing patients with HF and HN, and the budget impact of tolvaptan use...
January 3, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283962/variability-of-child-access-prevention-laws-and-pediatric-firearm-injuries
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Emma C Hamilton, Charles C Miller, Charles S Cox, Kevin P Lally, Mary T Austin
BACKGROUND: State-level Child Access Prevention (CAP) laws impose criminal liability on adults who negligently allow children access to firearms. CAP laws can be further divided into strong CAP laws which impose criminal liability for negligently stored firearms and weak CAP laws that prohibit adults from intentionally, knowingly, and/or recklessly providing firearms to a minor.We hypothesized that strong CAP laws would be associated with a greater reduction in pediatric firearm injuries than weak CAP laws...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168111/bariatric-surgery-and-time-to-total-joint-arthroplasty-does-it-affect-readmission-and-complication-rates
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Ran Schwarzkopf, Jessica A Lavery, Jessica Hooper, Manish Parikh, Heather T Gold
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is frequently recommended prior to total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for morbidly obese patients with end-stage arthropathy. Current published data on the efficacy of bariatric surgery for preoperative medical optimization has yielded mixed results, and the effect of time from bariatric surgery to TJA on the preoperative risk profile is not well defined. Our study evaluated the effect of time from bariatric surgery to TJA on 90-day complication and readmission rates...
November 22, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166819/pregnancy-outcomes-among-women-with-asthma
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Haitham Baghlaf, Andrea R Spence, Nicholas Czuzoj-Shulman, Haim Arie Abenhaim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the association between maternal asthma and pregnancy, delivery and neonatal outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective cohort study using the Health Care Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS) database from 2003 to 2011. Among women who delivered during this time period, we compared pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes in asthmatics versus non-asthmatics. Multivariate logistic regression was used to estimate adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161931/what-are-the-trends-and-demographics-in-sports-related-pediatric-spinal-cord-injuries
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Vidushan Nadarajah, Julio J Jauregui, Dean Perfetti, Mark Shasti, Eugene Y Koh, R Frank Henn
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric spinal cord injury (PSCI) is a devastating injury that can cause significant long-term consequences. The purpose of this study is to calculate and report the prevalence of PSCI, identify risk factors for sports-related PSCI, and evaluate associated factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data sets of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) from 2000-2012 were analyzed using ICD-9-CM external cause of injury codes to identify the mechanism of injury contributing to PSCI hospitalization...
November 22, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155982/economic-and-survival-burden-of-dysphagia-among-inpatients-in-the-united-states
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D A Patel, S Krishnaswami, E Steger, E Conover, M F Vaezi, M R Ciucci, D O Francis
The inpatient burden of dysphagia has primarily been evaluated in patients with stroke. It is unclear whether dysphagia, irrespective of cause, is associated with worse clinical outcomes and higher costs compared to inpatients with similar demographic, hospital, and clinical characteristics without dysphagia. The aim of this study is to assess how a dysphagia diagnosis affects length of hospital stay (LOS), costs, discharge disposition, and in-hospital mortality among adult US inpatients. Annual and overall dysphagia prevalence, LOS, hospital charges, inpatient care costs, discharge disposition, and in-hospital mortality were measured using the AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (2009-2013)...
November 16, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152443/psychiatric-comorbidities-and-outcomes-in-epilepsy-patients-an-insight-from-a-nationwide-inpatient-analysis-in-the-united-states
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Rikinkumar S Patel, Ahmed Elmaadawi, Zeeshan Mansuri, Mandeep Kaur, Kaushal Shah, Suhayl Nasr
Background Psychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy impose significant burdens on patients and their families. It affects their quality of life and medical care and results in cost increases. This study reports the impact of various psychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy patients regarding hospital outcomes and in-hospital mortality. Methods We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) from years 2013-2014. We identified epilepsy as the primary diagnosis and psychiatric comorbidities, namely, alcohol abuse, depression, drug abuse, and psychosis, using validated International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD--9--CM) codes...
September 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146155/a-comparison-of-childbirth-costs-for-adolescents-and-adults-from-2001-to-2010
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Smadar Ronen, Jinhyung Lee, Parin Patel, Pooja Patel
PURPOSE: Although teenage birth rates in America have fallen to a historic low of 26.2 births per 1,000 teenagers, the U.S. remains behind the rest of the industrialized world. Adolescent pregnancy is relatively well discussed in today's literature, with ever more detailed estimates constantly emerging to quantify the cost of children born to America's teenagers. This study, however, describes the financial cost of childbirth in the U.S. with a specific focus on understanding the impact of adolescent childbirth in comparison to that of adult women and of annual childbirth as a whole...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126594/seeing-the-forest-beyond-the-trees-predicting-survival-in-burn-patients-with-machine-learning
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Adrienne N Cobb, Witawat Daungjaiboon, Sarah A Brownlee, Anthony J Baldea, Arthur P Sanford, Michael M Mosier, Paul C Kuo
BACKGROUND: This study aims to identify predictors of survival for burn patients at the patient and hospital level using machine learning techniques. METHODS: The HCUP SID for California, Florida and New York were used to identify patients admitted with a burn diagnosis and merged with hospital data from the AHA Annual Survey. Random forest and stochastic gradient boosting (SGB) were used to identify predictors of survival at the patient and hospital level from the top performing model...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112722/on-the-relative-role-of-different-age-groups-during-epidemics-associated-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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Edward Goldstein, Hieu H Nguyen, Patrick Liu, Cecile Viboud, Claudia A Steiner, Colin J Worby, Marc Lipsitch
Background: While circulation of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) results in high rates of hospitalization, particularly among young children and the elderly, little is known about the role of different age groups in propagating annual RSV epidemics. Methods: We evaluate the roles played by individuals in different age groups during RSV epidemics in the US between 2001-2012 using the previously defined relative risk (RR) statistic estimated for hospitalization data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105238/comparing-state-wide-and-single-center-data-to-predict-high-frequency-emergency-department-utilization-among-patients-with-asthma-exacerbation
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Margaret E Samuels-Kalow, Mohammad K Faridi, Janice A Espinola, Jean E Klig, Carlos A Camargo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies examining high-frequency ED utilization have primarily used single-center data, potentially leading to ascertainment bias if patients visit multiple centers. The goals of this study were (1) to create a predictive model to prospectively identify patients at risk of high-frequency ED utilization for asthma, and (2) to examine how that model differed using state-wide versus single-center data. METHODS: To track ED visits within a state, we analyzed 2011-2013 data from the New York State Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD)...
November 4, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078872/emergency-general-surgery-transfers-in-the-united-states-a-10-year-analysis
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Caroline E Reinke, Michael Thomason, Lauren Paton, Lynn Schiffern, Nigel Rozario, Brent D Matthews
BACKGROUND: Emergency general surgery (EGS) admissions account for more than three million hospitalizations in the US annually; and interhospital transfers (IHTs) are costly. We aimed to better understand the population of transferred EGS patients and their subsequent care in a nationally representative sample. METHODS: Using the 2002-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we identified patients aged ≥18 years with an EGS noncardiovascular principal diagnosis who were transferred from another hospital with urgent or emergent admission status...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966826/the-impact-of-presurgical-comorbidities-on-discharge-disposition-and-length-of-hospitalization-following-craniotomy-for-brain-tumor
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Whitney E Muhlestein, Dallin S Akagi, Silky Chotai, Lola B Chambless
BACKGROUND: Identifying risk factors for negative postoperative outcomes is an important part of providing quality care. Here, we build machine learning (ML) ensembles to model the independent impact of presurgical comorbidities on discharge disposition and length of stay (LOS) following brain tumor resection from the HCUP National Inpatient Sample (NIS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 41,222 patients who underwent craniotomy for brain tumors during 2002-2011 and were registered in the NIS...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888530/economic-implications-of-unintentional-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-the-united-states-and-the-cost-and-benefit-of-co-detectors
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Tao Ran, Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, Kanta Sircar
BACKGROUND: Unintentional non-fire-related (UNFR) carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning has been among the leading causes of poisoning in the United States. Current estimation of its economic burden is important for an optimal allocation of resources for UNFR CO poisoning prevention. OBJECTIVE: This study was to estimate the morbidity costs of UNFR CO poisoning. We also compared the costs and benefits of installing CO detectors in residences. METHODS: We used 2010-2014 charges and cost data from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), and Truven© Health MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters and Medicare Supplemental data...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874288/atrial-fibrillation-utility-of-chads2-and-cha2ds2-vasc-scores-as-predictors-of-readmission-mortality-and-resource-utilization
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Sopan Lahewala, Shilpkumar Arora, Prashant Patel, Varun Kumar, Nirali Patel, Byomesh Tripathi, Nilay Patel, Kamala Ramya Kallur, Harshil Shah, Amer Syed, Umesh Gidwani, Juan F Viles-Gonzalez, Abhishek Deshmukh
BACKGROUND: CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores are widely used for thromboembolic risk assessment in Atrial Fibrillation(AF) cohort, however further utilization to predict outcomes is understudied. METHOD: HCUP's National Readmission Data(NRD) 2013 was queried for AF admissions using ICD-9-CM code 427.31 in principal diagnosis field. Patients with mitral valve disease or repair/or replacement were excluded to estimate population with non-valvular AF only. CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc were calculated for each patient...
October 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845104/gastrointestinal-manifestations-associated-with-systemic-sclerosis-results-from-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample
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Yaseen Alastal, Tariq A Hammad, Anas Renno, Basmah Khalil, Joel Pierre, Bismark Kwaah, Sadik A Khuder, Ali Nawras
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a multisystem disease associated with significant morbidity and increased mortality. The prevalence of different gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations has been investigated in multiple, but mainly small, retrospective studies. In this study, we investigated the prevalence and risk for a broad spectrum of GI disorders and malignancies in a large sample of inpatients with SSc in the United States. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis using the 2010-2011 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS)...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828064/increasing-rates-of-surgical-treatment-for-paediatric-diaphyseal-forearm-fractures-a-national-database-study-from-2000-to-2012
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A I Cruz, J E Kleiner, S F DeFroda, J A Gil, A H Daniels, C P Eberson
FOREARM: Purpose fractures are one of the most commonly sustained injuries in children and are often treated non-operatively. The purpose of this study was to estimate the rate of inpatient surgical treatment of paediatric forearm fractures over time using a large, publicly available, national database. METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) was evaluated between 2000 and 2012. Forearm fractures and surgeries were identified using International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) diagnosis and procedure codes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807713/opioid-drug-use-and-acute-cardiac-events-among-pregnant-women-in-the-united-states
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Hamisu M Salihu, Jason L Salemi, Anjali Aggarwal, Beverly F Steele, Ross C Pepper, Mulubrhan F Mogos, Muktar H Aliyu
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of pregnancy-associated deaths in the United States. The extent to which increasing opioid use among pregnant women contributes to fatal cardiovascular events is unknown. We examined trends in opioid use among pregnant women over the previous decade and the association between changes in temporal trends in opioid drug use and the incidence of acute cardiac events among mothers. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of the Healthcare and Cost Utilization Project, we used a 2-stage stratified cluster sampling of all inpatient hospital discharges from nonfederal hospitals from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2014...
August 12, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780622/outcomes-after-bariatric-surgery-according-to-large-databases-a-systematic-review
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Andrea Balla, Gabriela Batista Rodríguez, Santiago Corradetti, Carmen Balagué, Sonia Fernández-Ananín, Eduard M Targarona
PURPOSE: The rapid development of technological tools to record data allows storage of enormous datasets, often termed "big data". In the USA, three large databases have been developed to store data regarding surgical outcomes: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)...
August 5, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765696/hospital-costs-length-of-stay-and-prevalence-of-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Eli D Ehrenpreis, Ying Zhou
AIM: To examined the prevalence of hip and knee arthroplasty in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by comparing the diagnostic codes for these procedures in patients with IBD and a control group of patients. METHODS: The National Inpatient Sample database (NIS) is part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), the largest publicly available inpatient healthcare database in the United States. The NIS samples about 20% of discharges from all community hospitals participating in HCUP, representative of more than 95% of the United States population, with approximately 7000000 hospitalizations reported annually...
July 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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