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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937537/a-comparison-of-biologic-screening-and-diagnostic-indicators-to-detect-in-utero-opiate-and-cocaine-exposure-among-mother-infant-dyads
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Meagan Stabler, Peter Giacobbi, Ilana Chertok, Leann Long, Lesley Cottrell, Panitan Yossuck
BACKGROUND: Opioid and cocaine antenatal substance use can result in significant obstetric and pediatric health implications. Accurate detection of in utero exposed neonates can improve patient care and health outcomes. Therefore, the effectiveness of mother-infant biological and diagnostic indicators collected at labor and delivery to provide accurate detection of in utero opiate and cocaine exposure was assessed. METHODS: A retrospective medical chart review included 335 mother-infant dyads exposed to antenatal substances who were delivered between January 2009 and March 2014...
September 19, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919106/selecting-relevant-features-from-the-electronic-health-record-for-clinical-code-prediction
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Elyne Scheurwegs, Boris Cule, Kim Luyckx, Léon Luyten, Walter Daelemans
A multitude of information sources is present in the electronic health record (EHR), each of which can contain clues to automatically assign diagnosis and procedure codes. These sources however show information overlap and quality differences, which complicates the retrieval of these clues. Through feature selection, a denser representation with a consistent quality and less information overlap can be obtained. We introduce and compare coverage-based feature selection methods, based on confidence and information gain...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880733/healthcare-resource-utilization-and-costs-by-age-and-joint-location-among-osteoarthritis-patients-in-a-privately-insured-population
#3
Susanne X Wang, Arijit X Ganguli, Amit Bodhani, Jeroen K Medema, William M Reichmann, Dendy Macaulay
AIMS: To compare healthcare resource utilization and costs between patients aged 18 to 64 years with osteoarthritis (OA) and matched controls without OA in a privately insured population. METHODS: Patients with OA were selected from de-identified U.S.-based employer claims (Q1:1999-Q3:2011). The index date was defined as the first OA diagnosis indicated by ICD-9-CM codes. One year before and after the index date were defined as the baseline and study periods, respectively...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766767/data-processing-and-case-identification-in-an-agricultural-and-logging-morbidity-surveillance-study-trends-over-time
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Erika Scott, Erin Bell, Nicole Krupa, Liane Hirabayashi, Paul Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Agriculture and logging are dangerous industries, and though data on fatal injury exists, less is known about non-fatal injury. Establishing a non-fatal injury surveillance system is a top priority. Pre-hospital care reports and hospitalization data were explored as a low-cost option for ongoing surveillance of occupational injury. METHODS: Using pre-hospital care report free-text and location codes, along with hospital ICD-9-CM external cause of injury codes, we created a surveillance system that tracked farm and logging injuries...
September 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762224/-factors-and-medical-costs-associated-with-fall-events-in-hospitalized-patients
#5
Mei-Hui Lin, Su-Ru Chen, Mei-Nan Liao, Yung-Chih Chen, Wen-Yin Chang
BACKGROUND: Patient falls are a common, adverse event in hospitals that may result in economic and care burdens on the patient and his/her family afterward. PURPOSE: To analyze the factors that relate to falls among inpatients and to estimate the associated days of hospitalization and medical costs. METHODS: The present study used a retrospective matched case-control design to analyze inpatient fall data for 2009 to 2011 from a regional teaching hospital in northern Taipei...
August 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760001/association-of-obesity-with-healthcare-utilization-and-costs-in-a-medicare-population
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Brandon T Suehs, Pravin Kamble, Joanna Huang, Mette Hammer, Jonathan Bouchard, Mary E Costantino, Andrew Renda
OBJECTIVES: To examine the association of obesity on healthcare resource utilization and costs in a Medicare population. METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort study using Humana Medicare Advantage (MA) claims data. Body mass index (BMI) was assessed using ICD-9-CM status codes (V85 hierarchy) that have been validated in the data source to classify patients into BMI categories: Normal (N), Overweight (Ow), Obese class I (ObI), Obese class II (ObII), and Obese class III (ObIII)...
August 1, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754842/oral-fluoroquinolones-and-risk-of-secondary-pseudotumor-cerebri-syndrome-nested-case-control-study
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Mohit Sodhi, Claire A Sheldon, Bruce Carleton, Mahyar Etminan
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the risk of secondary pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) with fluoroquinolones. METHODS: A case-control study of people 15-60 years of age from the LifeLink Database (QuintilesIMS, Parsippany, NJ) was conducted. Cases had the first ICD-9-CM code for benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) as well as having received a procedure code for an MRI or CT scan and a lumbar puncture within 15 days or 30 days of the BIH code. For each case, 10 controls were selected using density-based sampling...
August 22, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698789/a-population-based-study-on-myelodysplastic-syndromes-in-the-lazio-region-italy-medical-miscoding-and-11-year-mortality-follow-up-the-gruppo-romano-laziale-mielodisplasie-experience-of-retrospective-multicentric-registry
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Flavia Mayer, Laura Faglioni, Nera Agabiti, Susanna Fenu, Francesco Buccisano, Roberto Latagliata, Roberto Ricci, Maria Antonietta Aloe Spiriti, Caterina Tatarelli, Massimo Breccia, Giuseppe Cimino, Luana Fianchi, Marianna Criscuolo, Svitlana Gumenyuk, Stefano Mancini, Luca Maurillo, Carolina Nobile, Pasquale Niscola, Anna Lina Piccioni, Agostino Tafuri, Giulio Trapè, Alessandro Andriani, Paolo De Fabritiis, Maria Teresa Voso, Marina Davoli, Gina Zini
Data on Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are difficult to collect by cancer registries because of the lack of reporting and the use of different classifications of the disease. In the Lazio Region, data from patients with a confirmed diagnosis of MDS, treated by a hematology center, have been collected since 2002 by the Gruppo Romano-Laziale Mielodisplasie (GROM-L) registry, the second MDS registry existing in Italy. This study aimed at evaluating MDS medical miscoding during hospitalizations, and patients' survival...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669363/the-effect-of-adding-comorbidities-to-current-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-risk-adjustment-methodology
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Sarah S Jackson, Surbhi Leekha, Laurence S Magder, Lisa Pineles, Deverick J Anderson, William E Trick, Keith F Woeltje, Keith S Kaye, Kristen Stafford, Kerri Thom, Timothy J Lowe, Anthony D Harris
BACKGROUND Risk adjustment is needed to fairly compare central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates between hospitals. Until 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) methodology adjusted CLABSI rates only by type of intensive care unit (ICU). The 2017 CDC models also adjust for hospital size and medical school affiliation. We hypothesized that risk adjustment would be improved by including patient demographics and comorbidities from electronically available hospital discharge codes...
July 3, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669107/outcomes-and-costs-of-cardiac-surgery-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Viviane G Nasr, David Faraoni, Anne Marie Valente, James A DiNardo
Advances in pediatric cardiac surgical and medical care have led to increased survival of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Consequently, many CHD patients survive long enough to require cardiac surgery as adults. Using the 2013 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, we compared costs and outcomes for adult patients undergoing surgery for treatment of CHD to a reference population of adults undergoing CABG. Patients were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) procedure codes...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658301/the-effect-of-anti-rheumatic-medications-for-coronary-artery-diseases-risk-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-might-be-changed-over-time-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Yao-Min Hung, Lichi Lin, Chyong-Mei Chen, Jeng-Yuan Chiou, Yu-Hsun Wang, Paul Yung-Pou Wang, James Cheng-Chung Wei
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether anti-rheumatic drug usage is associated with risk of coronary artery diseases (CAD) in incident Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The study cohort comprised 6260 patients who were newly diagnosed with RA between 2001-2010. The study endpoint was occurrence of CAD according to the ICD-9-CM codes. We used the WHO Defined Daily Dose (DDD) as a tool to assess the drugs exposure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650247/burden-of-alcohol-abuse-or-dependence-among-long-term-opioid-users-with-chronic-noncancer-pain
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Pamela B Landsman-Blumberg, Nathaniel Katz, Kavita Gajria, Anna D Coutinho, Paul P Yeung, Richard White
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse disorders among chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) patients add to the clinical challenges and economic burden of caring for such patients. Despite potential risks, some CNCP patients with a history of alcohol abuse or dependence (AAD) and pain that is refractory to nonopioid treatment options may still need opioids for pain management. However, there is a lack of data on adverse outcomes in long-term opioid users with CNCP and a history of substance abuse or AAD disorders...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645266/poorer-outcomes-among-cancer-patients-diagnosed-with-clostridium-difficile-infections-in-united-states-community-hospitals
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Andrew Delgado, Ivan A Reveles, Felicia T Cabello, Kelly R Reveles
BACKGROUND: Cancer predisposes patients to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) due to health care exposures and medications that disrupt the gut microbiota or reduce immune response. Despite this association, the national rate of CDI among cancer patients is unknown. Furthermore, it is unclear how CDI affects clinical outcomes in cancer. The objective of this study was to describe CDI incidence and health outcomes nationally among cancer patients in the United States (U.S.). METHODS: Data for this study were obtained from the U...
June 23, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627151/-assessment-of-an-algorithm-to-identify-paediatric-onset-celiac-disease-cases-through-administrative-healthcare-databases
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Gisella Pitter, Roberto Gnavi, Pierantonio Romor, Renzo Zanotti, Lorenzo Simonato, Cristina Canova
OBJECTIVES: to assess the role of four administrative healthcare databases (pathology reports, copayment exemptions, hospital discharge records, gluten-free food prescriptions) for the identification of possible paediatric cases of celiac disease. DESIGN: population-based observational study with record linkage of administrative healthcare databases. SETTING AND PARTICIPANT S: children born alive in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (Northern Italy) to resident mothers in the years 1989-2012, identified using the regional Medical Birth Register...
March 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614561/association-of-preoperative-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy-with-adverse-postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-surgery-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Audrey S Kulaylat, Afif N Kulaylat, Eric W Schaefer, Andrew Tinsley, Emmanuelle Williams, Walter Koltun, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Evangelos Messaris
Importance: Despite the increasing use of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy in ulcerative colitis, its effects on postoperative outcomes remain unclear, with many patients requiring surgical intervention despite optimal medical management. Objective: To assess the association of preoperative use of anti-TNF agents with adverse postoperative outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This analysis used insurance claims data from a large national database to identify patients 18 years or older with ulcerative colitis...
August 16, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554211/the-breathmobile-improves-the-asthma-medication-ratio-and-decreases-emergency-department-utilization
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Tricia Morphew, Wendy Altamirano, Stanley L Bassin, Stanley P Galant
OBJECTIVES: An Asthma Medication Ratio (AMR) of ≥0.50 has gained recognition as a metric related to improved asthma outcomes. The goals of this study were to evaluate asthma outcomes in relation to this threshold in Hispanic children with high-risk asthma and to compare the effectiveness of the Breathmobile (BM) program with usual care (UC), utilizing the AMR-related emergency department utilization (ED) rate. STUDY DESIGN: Healthcare utilization and prescription claims recorded January 1, 2011, to June 23, 2014, were evaluated pre- versus post year in 164 Medicaid-enrolled children, aged 2 to 18 years, with high-risk persistent asthma (BM group: n = 72; UC group: n = 92)...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499829/characteristics-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-usage-in-children-with-precocious-puberty-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Yi-Chun Lin, Tung-Ti Chang, Husan-Ju Chen, Chung-Hsing Wang, Mao-Feng Sun, Hung-Rong Yen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Precocious puberty (PP) occurs in children with the early onset of pubertal development leading to physical and psychological problems. Current medical treatment is expensive and has its side effects. However, little is known about the utilization of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) among patients with PP. To characterize the application of TCM among these patients, we conducted a nationwide population-based study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), to perform a nationwide population-based study...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485202/clinical-and-economic-impact-of-hyperkalemia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-heart-failure
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Michael Polson, Todd C Lord, Anne Kangethe, Lindsay Speicher, Carolyn Farnum, Melanie Brenner, Nina Oestreicher, Paula Alvarez
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia (HK) is a concern for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure (HF), and for those receiving treatments that inhibit the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAASi). An analysis of 1.7 million medical records of patients in the United States revealed that among individuals with more than 2 potassium values during 2007 to 2012, HK was detected in 34.6% of patients with CKD and 30.0% of patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of HK and use of RAASi therapies at optimal and suboptimal doses in patients with CKD and/or HF with health care resource utilization and overall cost of care in a diverse cohort of commercially insured patients...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476375/provider-specific-quality-measurement-for-ercp-using-natural-language-processing
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Timothy D Imler, Stuart Sherman, Thomas F Imperiale, Huiping Xu, Fangqian Ouyang, Christopher Beesley, Charity Hilton, Gregory A Coté
BACKGROUND: Natural language processing (NLP) is an information retrieval technique that has been shown to accurately identify quality measures for colonoscopy. There are no systematic methods by which to track adherence to quality measures for ERCP, the highest risk endoscopic procedure widely used in practice. AIM: Our aim was to demonstrate the feasibility of using NLP to measure adherence to ERCP quality indicators across individual providers. METHODS: ERCPs performed by 6 providers at a single institution from 2006 to 2014 were identified...
May 2, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436256/clinical-and-economic-impact-of-hyperkalemia-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-heart-failure
#20
Michael Polson, Todd C Lord, Anne Kangethe, Lindsay Speicher, Carolyn Farnum, Melanie Brenner, Nina Oestreicher, Paula Alvarez
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalemia (HK) is a concern for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure (HF), and for those receiving treatments that inhibit the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAASi). An analysis of 1.7 million medical records of patients in the United States revealed that among individuals with more than 2 potassium values during 2007 to 2012, HK was detected in 34.6% of patients with CKD and 30.0% of patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of HK and use of RAASi therapies at optimal and suboptimal doses in patients with CKD and/or HF with health care resource utilization and overall cost of care in a diverse cohort of commercially insured patients...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
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