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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334584/delayed-workup-of-rectal-bleeding-in-adult-primary-care-examining-process-of-care-failures
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Saul N Weingart, Elena M Stoffel, Daniel C Chung, Thomas D Sequist, Ruth I Lederman, Stephen R Pelletier, Helen M Shields
BACKGROUND: Although delayed colorectal cancer diagnoses figure prominently in medical malpractice claims, little is known about the quality of primary care clinicians' workup of rectal bleeding. METHODS: In this study, 438 patients were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes for rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids, and blood in the stool at 10 Boston adult primary care practices. Following nurse chart abstraction, physician reviewers assessed the overall quality of care and key care processes...
January 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332105/emergency-department-burden-of-diverticulitis-in-the-usa-2006-2013
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Andrea Bollom, Jasmine Austrie, William Hirsch, Judy Nee, Daniel Friedlander, Kelli Ellingson, Vivian Cheng, Anthony Lembo
GOALS: The aim of this study was to analyze recent trends in emergency department (ED) visits for diverticulitis between 2006 and 2013. BACKGROUND: Acute diverticulitis is a serious medical condition that frequently leads to ED visits, hospitalizations, and surgeries resulting in a significant health care burden. METHODS: Data were obtained from the National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) records in which diverticulitis (ICD-9-CM codes 562...
March 22, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316039/public-health-data-in-action-an-analysis-of-using-louisiana-vital-statistics-for-quality-improvement-and-payment-reform
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Valery A Danilack, Rebekah E Gee, Danielle P Berthelot, Rebecca Gurvich, Janet H Muri
Introduction In 2012, the Louisiana (LA) Department of Health and Hospitals revised the LA birth certificate to include medical reasons for births before 39 completed weeks' gestation. We compared the completeness and validity of these data with hospital discharge records. Methods For births occurring 4/1/2012-9/30/2012 at Woman's Hospital of Baton Rouge, we linked maternal delivery and newborn birth data collected through the National Perinatal Information Center with LA birth certificates. Among early term births (37-38 completed weeks' gestation), we quantified the reasons for early delivery listed on the birth certificate and compared them with ICD-9-CM codes from Woman's discharge data...
March 18, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287043/healthcare-and-economic-burden-of-adverse-events-among-patients-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-treated-with-bcr-abl1-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Jay Lin, Dinara Makenbaeva, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Robyn Bilmes
OBJECTIVES: BCR-ABL1 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are established treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML); however, they are associated with infrequent, but clinically serious adverse events (AEs). The objective of this analysis was to assess healthcare resource utilization and costs associated with AEs, previously identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) in another study, among TKI-treated patients. METHODS: Adult patients with ≥1 inpatient or ≥2 outpatient ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes for CML and ≥1 claim for a TKI treatment between January 1, 2006 and September 30, 2012 were identified from the Commercial and Medicare MarketScan databases...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260911/increased-risk-of-endotracheal-intubation-and-heart-failure-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-urolithiasis-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Shun-Ku Lin, Jui-Ming Liu, Ying-Hsu Chang, Yuan-Tien Ting, See-Tong Pang, Ren-Jun Hsu, Po-Hung Lin
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a common urinary tract disease worldwide. It has been connected to systemic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between urolithiasis and the complications of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005 of the National Health Insurance Research Database...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238515/factors-influencing-hospital-stay-for-pulmonary-embolism-a-cohort-study
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Nuria Rodríguez-Núñez, Alberto Ruano-Raviña, Romina Abelleira, Lucía Ferreiro, Adriana Lama, Francisco J González-Barcala, Antonio Golpe, María E Toubes, José M Álvarez-Dobaño, Luis Valdés
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to identify factors influencing hospital stay due to pulmonary embolism. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients hospitalized between 2010 and 2015. Patients were identified using information recorded in hospital discharge reports (ICD-9-CM codes 415.11 and 415.19). RESULTS: We included 965 patients with a median stay of 8 days (IQR 6-13 days). Higher scores on the simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI) were associated with increased probability of longer hospital stay...
February 23, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207513/reduced-risk-of-all-cancer-and-solid-cancer-in-taiwanese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-treated-with-etanercept-a-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitor
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Joung-Liang Lan, Chun-Hung Tseng, Jiunn-Horng Chen, Chi-Fung Cheng, Wen-Miin Liang, Gregory J Tsay
Biologics has been widely used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. We aimed to determine whether etanercept, a TNF-α inhibitor (TNFi) that is used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), affects cancer risk.This retrospective matched cohort study used data in the Registry of Catastrophic Illness Database in Taiwan from January 1, 1996 to December 31, 2010. RA, all-cancer, and solid cancer were defined using International Classification of Disease codes (ICD-9-CM 714.X, 140-208, and 140-199, respectively)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196459/care-provision-and-prescribing-practices-of-physicians-treating-children-and-adolescents-with-adhd
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Ayush Patel, Rohan Medhekar, Melissa Ochoa-Perez, Rajender R Aparasu, Wenyaw Chan, Jeffrey T Sherer, Joy Alonzo, Hua Chen
OBJECTIVE: Care provision and prescribing practices of physicians treating children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were compared. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted with the 1995-2010 General Electric Centricity Electronic Medical Record database. The sample included children (≤18 years) with newly diagnosed ADHD (ICD-9-CM code 314.XX) who received a prescription for a stimulant or atomoxetine. Identification of comorbid psychiatric disorders, duration from initial ADHD diagnosis to treatment, prescription of other psychotropic medications, and follow-up care during the ten months after the ADHD treatment initiation were compared across provider type (primary care physicians [PCPs], child psychiatrists, and physicians with an unknown specialty)...
February 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184156/lung-and-kidney-a-dangerous-liaison-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-copd-patients-in-italy
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Ugo Fedeli, Alfredo De Giorgi, Nicola Gennaro, Eliana Ferroni, Massimo Gallerani, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Roberto Manfredini, Fabio Fabbian
BACKGROUND: COPD is among the major causes of death, and it is associated with several comorbid conditions. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is frequently diagnosed in older people living in Western societies and could impact COPD patients' mortality. We evaluated the relationship between burden of comorbidities, CKD, and mortality in a population-based cohort of patients discharged with a diagnosis of COPD. METHODS: A longitudinal cohort study was conducted evaluating 27,272 COPD patients...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171737/chronicity-of-voice-related-health-care-utilization-in-the-general-medicine-community
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Seth M Cohen, Hui-Jie Lee, Nelson Roy, Stephanie Misono
Objectives To examine voice-related health care utilization of patients in the general medical community without otolaryngology evaluation and explore factors associated with prolonged voice-related health care. Study Design Retrospective cohort analysis. Setting Large, national administrative US claims database. Subjects and Methods Patients with voice disorders per International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification ( ICD-9-CM) codes from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2012, seen by a general medical physician, and who did not see an otolaryngologist in the subsequent year were included...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142384/the-cumulative-burden-of-mental-substance-use-and-general-medical-disorders-and-rehospitalization-and-mortality-after-an-injury
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Douglas F Zatzick, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Jin Wang, Joan Russo, Doyanne Darnell, Leah Ingraham, Lauren K Whiteside, Roxanne Guiney, Margot Kelly Hedrick, Frederick P Rivara
OBJECTIVE: Each year in the United States, 1.5-2.5 million individuals require hospitalization for an injury. Multiple mental, substance use, and chronic general medical disorders are endemic among injury survivors with and without traumatic brain injury (TBI), yet few studies have assessed the association between the cumulative burden of these conditions and health care outcomes. This study of patients hospitalized for an injury assessed associations between comorbid mental, substance use, and general medical disorders, TBI, and violent events or suicide attempts and the postinjury outcomes of recurrent hospitalization and death...
February 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139946/multiple-sclerosis-in-pregnancy-prevalence-sociodemographic-features-and-obstetrical-outcomes
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Alex Fong, Cindy T Chau, Cara Quant, Jennifer Duffy, Deyu Pan, Dotun A Ogunyemi
OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the prevalence, sociodemographic features, and antenatal/peripartum outcomes of multiple sclerosis (MS) in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was performed using deliveries in California from 2001-2009. Cases of MS as well as other morbidities were identified via ICD-9-CM code. Logistic regression was performed to adjust for potential confounders. RESULTS: 1,185 out of 4,424,049 deliveries were complicated by MS...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125950/fall-related-healthcare-use-and-costs-in-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Clement François, Italo Biaggioni, Cyndya Shibao, Augustina Ogbonnaya, Huai-Che Shih, Eileen Farrelly, Adam Ziemann, Amy Duhig
AIMS: To compare patient characteristics, rates, and costs of medically attended falls among patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and probable PD plus neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (PD + nOH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental databases (January 1, 2009-December 31, 2013) were used to identify PD and probable PD + nOH patients. The first medical or prescription claim suggesting these diagnoses served as the index date...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119270/distribution-of-gastric-carcinoma-in-an-area-with-a-high-prevalence-of-helicobacter-pylori
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Javed Yakoob, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Zaigham Abbas, Syed Farrukh Mustafa, Hamza Abdur Rahim Khan, Muhammad Faraz Raghib, Safia Awan, Zubair Ahmad
BACKGROUND/AIMS: South Asia is an enigma for gastric cancer (GC) because it is a low risk region with a high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections. We evaluated the trend of GC clinical presentation and risk factors in patients with dyspeptic symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of patients, coded by the international classification of diseases (ICD-10-CM, 2015, Diagnosis Code C16.9) for malignancies of stomach diagnosed by esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and histopathology, were studied...
January 25, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105332/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-interferon-therapy-a-population-based-study
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Ravikanth Papani, Alexander G Duarte, Yu-Li Lin, Yong-Fang Kuo, Gulshan Sharma
BACKGROUND: Isolated cases of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) with interferon α or β therapy have been reported, but no population-based estimates of the incidence of the disease after interferon exposure are available. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of PAH after initiation of interferon therapy, using a large commercial insurance database. METHODS: Using National Drug Codes (NDCs) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes, we utilized the Clinformatics™ Data Mart (CDM) database to identify subjects between 20 and 65 years old who received α or β interferon therapy between April 2001 and December 2012...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095048/an-approach-to-using-data-mining-to-support-early-identification-of-acromegaly
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Michael S Broder, Eunice Chang, Sheila R Reddy, Maureen P Neary
OBJECTIVE: Data mining using insurance claims presents an opportunity to incorporate new analytic techniques in identifying rare conditions. This study aims to identify dyads of clinical conditions associated with acromegaly that may, with further validation and testing, be used to initially identify and diagnose this rare disease more accurately and efficiently. METHODS: This case-control study used two claims databases to identify acromegaly patients (cases) (ICD-9-CM: 253...
January 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065772/multimorbidity-in-middle-aged-adults-with-cerebral-palsy
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Nicole Cremer, Edward A Hurvitz, Mark D Peterson
OBJECTIVE: Individuals with cerebral palsy have less lean body mass, greater relative adiposity, and lower fitness and physical activity participation, and yet the prevalence of age-related multimorbidity in this population has yet to be established. The study objective was to examine the prevalence of lifestyle-related chronic conditions and multimorbidity in a sample of middle-aged adults with cerebral palsy. METHODS: A clinic-based sample of middle-aged adults with cerebral palsy was examined using Electronic Medical Records Search Engine software...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065660/time-trends-in-incidence-and-outcomes-of-hospitalizations-for-aspiration-pneumonia-among-elderly-people-in-spain-2003-2013
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Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Ana López-de-Andrés, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, María Palacios-Ceña, Javier de Miguel-Díez, Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, Rodrigo Jiménez-García
BACKGROUND: Aspiration pneumonia (AP) is an infectious process causing high rates of mortality. The purpose of this study was: 1, to describe the incidence from 2003 to 2013 of AP hospitalizations; 2, to assess time trends in hospital outcomes variables, and; 3, to identify the factors independently associated with in-hospital mortality (IHM). METHODS: A retrospective observational study using the Spanish National Hospital Database, with patients discharged between January 2003 and December 2013 was conducted...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057661/risk-and-severity-of-herpes-zoster-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-receiving-different-immunosuppressive-medications-a-case-control-study-in-asia
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Tsai-Ling Liao, Yi-Ming Chen, Hung-Jen Liu, Der-Yuan Chen
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence indicates that the risk of herpes zoster (HZ) is elevated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Little is known about the epidemiology of HZ in patients with RA in Asia. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors and outcomes of HZ among patients with RA. DESIGN: A case-control study. SETTING: A medical centre in Asia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 9025 newly diagnosed and eligible patients with RA (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes 714...
January 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002152/comorbid-conditions-are-associated-with-emergency-department-visits-hospitalizations-and-medical-charges-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Guang-Ming Han, Xiao-Feng Han
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: In addition to increase mortality, comorbidities can increase medical costs for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Healthcare utilization can dramatically increase medical costs. It is essential to better understand the comorbidities that can lead to healthcare utilization, such as emergency department visit and/or hospitalization, for SLE patients. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine the associations between comorbidities and healthcare utilization and medical charges of patients with SLE...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
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