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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775628/-cost-effectiveness-of-interventions-to-improve-hand-hygiene-in-healthcare-workers-in-middle-income-hospital-settings-a-model-based-analysis
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Nantasit Luangasanatip, Maliwan Hongsuwan, Yoel Lubell, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Pramot Srisamang, Nicholas Pj Day, Nicholas Graves, Ben S Cooper
BACKGROUND: Multimodal interventions are effective in increasing hand hygiene (HH) compliance amongst healthcare workers, but it is not known whether such interventions are cost-effective outside high-income countries. AIM: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of multimodal hospital interventions to improve hand hygiene (HH) compliance in a middle-income country. METHOD: We adopted a conservative approach by developing a model to determine whether reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (MRSA-BSI) alone would make HH interventions cost-effective in intensive care units (ICUs)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775206/prospective-determination-of-aspirin-sensitivity-in-patients-resistant-to-low-dose-aspirin-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Erica S Westphal, Michelle Rainka, Michelle Amsler, Traci Aladeen, Caitlin Wisniewski, Vernice Bates, Fran M Gengo
This study tested the capability of an assay to predict aspirin response and reduce ischemic events, and healthcare costs, and delays to optimal treatment. Patients who needed aspirin in the course of normal medical care were included. Patients were excluded if they had disorders affecting platelet function, alcohol use within 24 hours of a test, or NSAID use. Dose escalation of chewable aspirin from 81 mg, to 162 mg, to 325 mg daily occurred based on the results of whole blood impedance aggregation testing to the agonists, collagen (1ug/mL, 5 ug/mL) and arachidonate (0...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775079/improved-glycemic-control-with-minimal-change-in-medication-regimen-complexity-in-a-pharmacist-endocrinologist-diabetes-intense-medical-management-dimm-tune-up-clinic
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Candis M Morello, Taylor Rotunno, John Khoan, Jan D Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Gaining glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) usually requires more complicated medication regimens. Increased medication regimen complexity (MRC) negatively impacts adherence and clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE: Compare MRC change in patients with uncontrolled T2D referred to a collaborative pharmacist-endocrinologist Diabetes Intense Medical Management (DIMM) clinic "tune up" model versus similar patients receiving usual primary care provider (PCP) care over 6 months...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774749/excess-costs-of-non-infectious-comorbidities-among-people-living-with-hiv-estimates-from-denmark-and-sweden
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Frida Hjalte, Paul S Calara, Anders Blaxhult, Marie Helleberg, Karoline Wallace, Peter Lindgren
People living with HIV have an increased risk of comorbidities with non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease and osteoporotic fractures, compared to the general population. The burden of these comorbidities is expected to rise as the HIV-infected population ages. This development may require additional health care resources and it is relevant to ascertain the costs associated with these comorbidities. The population attributed risk approach was applied to estimate excess costs associated with the higher rates of comorbidities among HIV patients in Denmark and Sweden compared to their respective general populations...
May 18, 2018: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774589/healthcare-cost-and-utilization-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-real-world-data-from-a-large-us-claims-database
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Alina M Allen, Holly K Van Houten, Lindsey R Sangaralingham, Jayant A Talwalkar, Rozalina G McCoy
The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing. The health care burden resulting from the multidisciplinary management of this complex disease is unknown. We assessed the total health care cost and resource utilization associated with a new NAFLD diagnosis, compared to controls with similar comorbidities. We used OptumLabs Data Warehouse, a large national administrative claims database with longitudinal health data of over 100 million individuals enrolled in private and Medicare Advantage health plans...
May 18, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774562/simple-low-cost-group-counselling-programme-vs-treatment-as-usual-for-patients-with-newly-notified-occupational-hand-eczema-exploratory-analyses-of-effects-on-knowledge-behaviour-and-personal-resources-of-the-randomized-prevex-clinical-trial
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Maja H Fisker, Tove Agner, Jennifer A Sørensen, Søren G Vejlstrup, Jane Lindschou, Christian Gluud, Per Winkel, Jens P Bonde, Niels E Ebbehøj
BACKGROUND: Sickness absence in hand eczema patients has been associated with stress rather than disease severity, indicating that personal aspects regarding hand eczema should be investigated further. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether patient education vs treatment as usual can influence behaviour and knowledge regarding skin protection and care, as well as personal resources, in patients with occupational hand eczema. METHODS: PREVEX is an individually randomized clinical trial investigating the 1-year effects of a simple, low-cost group-counselling programme vs treatment as usual for patients with notified occupational hand eczema...
May 17, 2018: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774394/longitudinal-health-care-cost-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-palliation
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Jesse E Hansen, Nicolas L Madsen, Laurie Bishop, David L S Morales, Jeffrey B Anderson
Management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is resource intensive. Heath care systems are pressured to provide value to patients by improving outcomes while decreasing costs. A single-center retrospective cohort of infants with HLHS who underwent Norwood procedure or hybrid Norwood from 2004 to 2014 and survived to first outpatient follow up were studied. The primary outcome was total cost through 12 months with a sub-analysis of patients with 60 months of data. Costs were calculated using internal cost accounting system and reported by cost center...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773942/relationship-between-diabetes-knowledge-glycemic-control-and-associated-health-conditions
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Emily Phillips, Rabia Rahman, Mildred Mattfeldt-Beman
Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify any existing relationship between diabetes knowledge and glycemic control, as well as possible associations with patient health, among patients with type 2 diabetes. Design and Methods: This qualitative study used a validated multiple-choice test (the Michigan Diabetes Knowledge Test) to assess diabetes knowledge among 17 hospital patients between the ages of 18 and 75 years with type 2 diabetes and a recent (within 3 months) A1C laboratory value...
May 2018: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773657/review-of-the-role-of-nice-in-promoting-the-adoption-of-innovative-cardiac-technologies
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REVIEW
Peter H Groves, Chris Pomfrett, Mirella Marlow
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) promotes the adoption of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies into National Health Service (NHS) clinical practice through the publication of guidance and briefing documents. Since the inception of the programme in 2009, there have been 7 medical technologiesguidance, 3 diagnostics guidance and 23 medtechinnovation briefing documents published that are relevant to the heart and circulation...
May 17, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773640/health-care-utilization-and-burden-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-the-u-s-over-the-past-decade-a-nationwide-analysis
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Dimpi Desai, Dhruv Mehta, Priyanka Mathias, Gopal Menon, Ulrich K Schubart
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. Although our ability to treat diabetes and its associated complications has significantly improved, presentation with uncontrolled diabetes leading to ketoacidosis remains a significant problem. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We aimed to determine the incidence and costs of hospital admissions associated with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). We reviewed the National Inpatient Sample Database for all hospitalizations in which DKA (ICD-9 codes 250...
May 17, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773528/a-digital-app-to-aid-detection-monitoring-and-management-of-dyslexia-in-young-children-dimmand-protocol-for-a-digital-health-and-education-solution
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Mariam R Sood, Annet Toornstra, Martin I Sereno, Mark Boland, Daniele Filaretti, Anuj Sood
BACKGROUND: Dyslexia, a specific learning difficulty and a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010, is a lifelong condition that affects a child from the start of education. Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties in language processing (reading, spelling, and writing) which do not correspond with the child's general intellectual abilities. Although dyslexia cannot be cured, there is a consensus that interventions are more effective and have greater impact the earlier they are administered...
May 17, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773498/special-considerations-for-the-use-of-pathogen-reduced-blood-components-in-pediatric-patients-an-overview
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REVIEW
Raymond P Goodrich, Jerard Segatchian
Pediatric patients requiring transfusion constitute one of the most challenging areas of transfusion practice. Due to the limitations posed by their particular physiological conditions they routinely require specialized component support and more personalised transfusion care than what is routinely utilized in the care of adult patients. Pediatric patients, unlike many adult patients requiring transfusion support, also generally have significant lifespans post-transfusion. This combined with the possibility of long term consequences to adverse events related to transfusion such as infection or change in immunological status drives the need to continue to use improved blood components in the transfusion support of pediatric patients...
May 14, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773453/a-structured-bowel-management-program-for-patients-with-severe-functional-constipation-can-help-decrease-emergency-department-visits-hospital-admissions-and-healthcare-costs
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Carlos A Reck-Burneo, Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Alessandra C Gasior, Alexander J M Dingemans, Victoria A Lane, Robert Dyckes, Onnalisa Nash, Laura Weaver, Tassiana Maloof, Richard J Wood, Sarah Zobell, Michael D Rollins, Marc A Levitt
BACKGROUND: Published health-care costs related to constipation in children in the USA are estimated at $3.9 billion/year. We sought to assess the effect of a bowel management program (BMP) on health-care utilization and costs. METHODS: At two collaborating centers, BMP involves an outpatient week during which a treatment plan is implemented and objective assessment of stool burden is performed with daily radiography. We reviewed all patients with severe functional constipation who participated in the program from March 2011 to June 2015 in center 1 and from April 2014 to April 2016 in center 2...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773321/evaluating-scenarios-of-locations-and-capacities-for-vaccine-storage-in-nigeria
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Dor Hirsh Bar Gai, Zachary Graybill, Paule Voevodsky, Ekundayo Shittu
Many developing countries still face the prevalence of preventable childhood diseases because their vaccine supply chain systems are inadequate by design or structure to meet the needs of their populations. Currently, Nigeria is evaluating options in the redesign of the country's vaccine supply chain. Using Nigeria as a case study, the objective is to evaluate different regional supply chain scenarios to identify the cost minimizing optimal hub locations and storage capacities for doses of different vaccines to achieve a 100% fill rate...
May 14, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773306/factors-associated-with-timing-and-adverse-outcomes-in-patients-with-biliary-atresia-undergoing-kasai-hepatoportoenterostomy
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Michael Ross Townsend, Adeeb Jaber, Hanina Abi Nader, Shaker M Eid, Kathleen Schwarz
OBJECTIVE: To assess factors associated with timing of hepatoportoenterostomy (HPE) and adverse perioperative outcomes in patients with biliary atresia in the US. STUDY DESIGN: We examined hospitalizations in infants aged <1 year using the National Inpatient Sample database for 2000-2011. We identified cases using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes for biliary atresia and HPE. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to examine association between select factors and age at HPE, as well as adverse perioperative outcomes...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773291/cost-utility-of-non-invasive-mechanical-ventilation-analysis-and-implications-in-acute-respiratory-failure-a-brief-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Antonello Nicolini, Sven Stieglitz, Pierre Bou-Khalil, Antonio Esquinas
The growing interest in the quality of patient care at the levels of the health care managers, insurance companies, and health professionals is evident. Further, the growing population requires good quality health services. In this review, we analyzed the cost-effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in an acute setting for the treatment of respiratory failure. The strength of this review is that it identified and summarized the most relevant studies regarding various aspects of the cost-utility of NIV in an acute setting...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773267/update-on-research-and-clinical-translation-on-specific-clinical-areas-from-biology-to-bedside-unpacking-the-mysteries-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Jorg van Loosdregt, Femke van Wijk, Berent Prakken, Bas Vastert
In the past decades, we have gained important insights into the mechanisms of disease and therapy underlying chronic inflammation in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). These insights have resulted in several game-changing therapeutic modalities for many patients. However, additional progress still has to be made with regard to efficacy, cost reduction, minimization of side effects, and dose-tapering and stop strategies of maintenance drugs. Moreover, to really transform the current therapeutic strategies into personalized medicine, we need validated biomarkers to translate increased insights into clinical practice...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773075/does-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-of-tortured-refugees-represent-value-for-money-a-follow-up-of-a-danish-case-study
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Line Bager, Kristian Schultz Hansen, Carit Jacques Andersen, Shr-Jie Sharlenna Wang
BACKGROUND: The recent surge of asylum seekers in the European Union (EU) is raising questions about the EU's ability to integrate newcomers into the economy and into society; particularly those who need specialized services for the treatment of severe trauma. This study investigated whether rehabilitating traumatised refugees represents 'value-for-money' (VfM) in terms of intervention cost per health gain and in a long-term and societal perspective. METHODS: The economic evaluation comprised a cost-utility analysis (CUA) and a partial cost-benefit analysis (CBA)...
May 18, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772991/reconstruction-plate-based-antibiotic-cement-spacers-clinical-outcomes-and-description-of-technique
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Aditya V Maheshwari, Robert Pivec, Roby Abraham, Qais Naziri
The standard of care for chronic deep peri-prosthetic hip infection is a two-stage exchange with placement of a temporary antibiotic cement spacer and treatment with intravenous antibiotics. Several commercially available cement spacer options exist. We report on a novel antibiotic spacer that may be an efficient, cost-effective alternative. Medical records of all patients treated for deep peri-prosthetic hip infection after total hip arthroplasty between 2004 and 2012 were reviewed. Each antibiotic spacer was constructed from a 12- to 16-hole recon plate bent to provide adequate soft tissue tension and a cement ball that matched the acetabulum...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772924/access-to-care-among-children-with-disabilities-enrolled-in-the-masshealth-commonhealth-buy-in-program
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Melissa Hirschi, Angela Wangari Walter, Kasey Wilson, Kate Jankovsky, Beth Dworetzky, Meg Comeau, Sara S Bachman
Children with disabilities utilize more health-care services and incur higher costs than other children do. Medicaid Buy-In programs for children with disabilities have the potential to increase access to benefits while reducing out-of-pocket costs for families whose income exceeds Medicaid eligibility. This study sought to understand how parents and caregivers of Massachusetts children with disabilities perceive access to care under CommonHealth, Massachusetts's Medicaid Buy-In program. Parents and caregivers ( n = 615) whose children were enrolled in CommonHealth participated in a survey assessing the impact of the program...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
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