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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053987/the-role-of-executive-functions-and-psychiatric-symptom-severity-in-the-allen-cognitive-levels
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Sarah Schubmehl, Samuel H Barkin, Doug Cort
This study examined the relationship between Allen Cognitive Level (ACL) and psychiatric symptom severity, level of nursing support required to complete activities of daily living (ADLs), and post-hospitalization discharge disposition in a sample of 193 acute psychiatric inpatients. A subsample of 31 participants with acute psychotic disorders were administered three measures of executive functioning in order to examine the convergent validity between ACL and basic sequencing and shifting, phonemic fluency, and visuospatial construction...
October 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053888/epidemiological-patterns-of-tick-borne-encephalitis-in-lithuania-and-clinical-features-in-adults-in-the-light-of-the-high-incidence-in-recent-years-a-retrospective-study
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Daiva Radzišauskienė, Kęstutis Žagminas, Loreta Ašoklienė, Arminas Jasionis, Rūta Mameniškienė, Arvydas Ambrozaitis, Ligita Jančorienė, Dalius Jatužis, Iveta Petraitytė, Evelina Mockienė
BACKGROUND: Lithuania is one of the countries with the highest incidence of TBE in Europe. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological patterns of TBE in Lithuania, and characterize clinical features in adults in the light of the high incidence in recent years. METHODS: Surveillance data available on the website of the Center for Communicable Diseases and AIDS of Lithuania were used to describe the epidemiological patterns of TBE. The retrospective study included 712 patients hospitalized in the Center for Infectious Diseases and the Center for Neurology of Vilnius University in the years 2005-2014...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053772/the-effect-of-increased-alcohol-availability-on-alcohol-related-health-problems-up-to-the-age-of-42-among-children-exposed-in-utero-a-natural-experiment
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Emelie Thern, David Carslake, George Davey Smith, Per Tynelius, Finn Rasmussen
Aim: To examine whether exposure to increased alcohol availability in utero is associated with later alcohol-related health problems. Method: Register-linked population-based longitudinal study using data from a natural experiment setting, including 363 286 children born 1965-71. An experimental alcohol policy change was piloted in two regions of Sweden in 1967-68, where access to strong beer increased for 16-20 year old. Children exposed in utero to the policy change were compared to children born elsewhere in Sweden (excluding a border area), and to children born before and after the policy change...
October 19, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053491/safety-and-feasibility-of-early-physical-therapy-for-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenator-university-of-maryland-medical-center-experience
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Chris L Wells, Jenny Forrester, Joshua Vogel, Raymond Rector, Ali Tabatabai, Daniel Herr
OBJECTIVES: To examine the feasibility and safety of mobilizing patients while on extracorporeal membranous oxygenation support. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Medical and Surgical ICUs in a large tertiary care hospital in the United States. PATIENTS: Adults supported on extracorporeal membranous oxygenation from January 2014 to December 2015. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We reviewed the medical records from physical therapy, perfusion, and intensivists to obtain the number and type of physical therapy interventions and discharge status; extracorporeal membranous oxygenation type and description of support, cannulation sites; and risk management details of adverse effects, if any...
October 19, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053055/successful-surgical-repair-and-recovery-in-a-2-week-old-infant-after-birth-related-cervical-fracture-dislocation
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Sara Saleh, Kyle I Swanson, Taryn Bragg
Cervical spine injuries are the most common spine injuries in the pediatric population. The authors present the youngest known patient who underwent cervical spine fusion to repair birth trauma-induced cervical fracture dislocation, resulting in spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury. A 2-week-old boy was found to have spondyloptosis and spinal cord injury after concerns arose from reduced movement of the extremities. The patient's birth was complicated by undiagnosed abdominal dystocia, which led to cervical distraction injury...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052940/outcomes-of-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-and-predictors-of-subsequent-cholecystectomy
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Scott Cooper, Michael Donovan, David A Grieve
BACKGROUND: The use of a percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in the management of severe acute cholecystitis is a well recognized alternative to acute cholecystectomy. The need for definitive surgical management remains controversial. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of hospital records at Nambour General Hospital between 2012 and 2016 was conducted and data relating to indications, demographics, comorbidities and outcomes were collected. RESULTS: Thirty PC patients (20 male and 10 female) were identified, with a mean age of 77 years (range 46-93)...
October 20, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052706/association-of-an-electroencephalography-based-risk-score-with-seizure-probability-in-hospitalized-patients
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Aaron F Struck, Berk Ustun, Andres Rodriguez Ruiz, Jong Woo Lee, Suzette M LaRoche, Lawrence J Hirsch, Emily J Gilmore, Jan Vlachy, Hiba Arif Haider, Cynthia Rudin, M Brandon Westover
Importance: Continuous electroencephalography (EEG) use in critically ill patients is expanding. There is no validated method to combine risk factors and guide clinicians in assessing seizure risk. Objective: To use seizure risk factors from EEG and clinical history to create a simple scoring system associated with the probability of seizures in patients with acute illness. Design, Setting, and Participants: We used a prospective multicenter (Emory University Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Yale University Hospital) database containing clinical and electrographic variables on 5427 continuous EEG sessions from eligible patients if they had continuous EEG for clinical indications, excluding epilepsy monitoring unit admissions...
October 9, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052557/determination-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-exhaled-breath-of-heart-failure-patients-by-needle-trap-micro-extraction-coupled-with-gas-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Denise Biagini, Tommaso Lomonaco, Silvia Ghimenti, Francesca Giuseppa Bellagambi, Massimo Onor, Maria Chiara Scali, Valentina Barletta, Mario Marzilli, Pietro Salvo, Maria Giovanna Trivella, Roger Fuoco, Fabio Di Francesco
The analytical performances of needle trap micro-extraction (NTME) coupled with gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry were evaluated by analyzing a mixture of twenty-two representative breath VOCs belonging to different chemical classes (i.e. hydrocarbons, ketones, aldehydes, aromatics and sulfurs). NTME is an emerging technique that guarantees detection limits in pptv range by pre-concentrating low volumes of sample, and it is particularly suitable for breath analysis. For most VOCs, detection limits between 20 and 500 pptv were obtained by pre-concentrating 25 mL of a humidified standard gas mixture at a flow rate of 15 mL/min...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052224/opiate-prescribing-in-hospitalized-older-adults-patterns-and-outcomes
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Sutapa Maiti, Liron Sinvani, Michele Pisano, Andrzej Kozikowski, Vidhi Patel, Meredith Akerman, Karishma Patel, Christopher Smilios, Christian Nouryan, Guang Qiu, Renee Pekmezaris, Gisele Wolf-Klein
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Whereas opiate prescribing patterns have been well described in outpatient and emergency department settings, they have been less defined in hospitalized older adults. The objective was to describe patterns of opiate prescribing and associated outcomes in hospitalized older adults. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary care facility. PARTICIPANTS: Hospitalized medical patients aged 65 and older (N = 9,245; mean age 80...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052117/clinical-impact-of-an-interdisciplinary-patient-safety-program-for-managing-drug-related-problems-in-a-long-term-care-hospital
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Oreto Ruiz-Millo, Mónica Climente-Martí, Ana María Galbis-Bernácer, José Ramón Navarro-Sanz
Background Medication reviews intended to identify drug-related problems (DRPs) have been researched in primary care, acute care and nursing homes rather than in long-term care hospitals (LTCHs). Objectives To assess the clinical impact of an interdisciplinary pharmacotherapy quality improvement and patient safety program in elderly patients with polypharmacy admitted to an LTCH. Setting An interventional, longitudinal, prospective study was conducted in a Spanish LTCH Method A total of 162 elderly (≥ 70 years) patients with polypharmacy (≥ 5 medications) were included...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052094/severe-physical-complications-among-survivors-of-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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Cristina Olteanu, Neil H Shear, Hall F Chew, Rena Hashimoto, Raed Alhusayen, Sonia Whyte-Croasdaile, Yaron Finkelstein, Marjorie Burnett, Michael Ziv, Shachar Sade, Marc G Jeschke, Roni P Dodiuk-Gad
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have reported the physical complications among Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) survivors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to comprehensively characterize the physical complications among SJS/TEN survivors and to learn about patients' perspectives of surviving SJS/TEN. METHODS: SJS/TEN survivors older than 18 years of age were assessed by different methods: a medical interview; a questionnaire assessing patients' perspectives; thorough skin, oral mucous membrane, and ophthalmic examinations; and a retrospective assessment of medical records...
October 19, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052067/concomitant-open-ventral-hernia-repair-what-is-the-financial-impact-of-performing-open-ventral-hernia-with-other-abdominal-procedures-concomitantly
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Vashisht Madabhushi, Margaret A Plymale, John Scott Roth, Sara Johnson, Alex Wade, Daniel L Davenport
BACKGROUND: Open ventral hernia repair (VHR) is often performed in conjunction with other abdominal procedures. Clinical outcomes and financial implications of VHR are becoming better understood; however, financial implications of concomitant VHR during other abdominal procedures are unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the financial implications of adding VHR to open abdominal procedures. METHODS: This IRB-approved study retrospectively reviewed hospital costs to 180-day post-discharge of standalone VHRs, isolated open abdominal surgeries (bowel resection or stoma closure, removal of infected mesh, hysterectomy or oophorectomy, panniculectomy or abdominoplasty, open appendectomy or cholecystectomy), performed at our institution from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2014...
October 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052064/determinants-of-variability-in-management-of-acute-calculous-cholecystitis
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Philippe Paci, Nancy E Mayo, Pepa A Kaneva, Julio F Fiore, Gerald M Fried, Liane S Feldman
BACKGROUND: While evidence supports early compared to delayed cholecystectomy as optimal management of acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC), significant variability in practice remains. The purpose of this study was to identify variables associated with early cholecystectomy, to target opportunities to improve adherence to best practices. METHODS: Adult patients admitted to surgical units with ACC at two hospitals in a university hospital network between June 2010 and January 2015 were reviewed...
October 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051401/symptomatic-pile-tailored-procedure-a-new-perspective-for-hemorrhoidal-disease-treatment
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Claudio Elbetti, Iacopo Giani, Eugenio Novelli, Jacopo Martellucci, Francesco Feroci
AIM: Aim of the present paper was to evaluate the role of tailored different single pile treatment in the clinical outcome of hemorrhoids. MATERIAL OF STUDY: The surgical strategy considered to treat only pathological piles with different procedure according to each pathological Goligher's degree, presence of fibrous, inelastic redundant internal pile(F) and presence of external pathological pile (external pile congestion or subversion of dental line (E) and skin tag not tolerated from the patient (S))...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051309/clinical-prevalence-and-associated-intraoperative-surgical-complications-of-reproductive-tract-lesions-in-pot-bellied-pigs-undergoing-ovariohysterectomy-298-cases-2006-2016
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Elizabeth Cypher, Ricardo Videla, Rebecca Pierce, Robert T Snowden, Jennifer Ann Sexton, Sarel van Amstel
To address the current dearth of clinically relevant publications regarding ovariohysterectomy (OVH) in the domestic pot-bellied pig (PBP), the present study aims to report prevalence of uterine lesions, intraoperative complications, and short and long-term survival in this species (n=298). Prevalence of lesions included uterine neoplasia 11.4 per cent (34/298), pyometra 1.6 per cent (5/298) and cystic endometrial hyperplasia 5 per cent (15/298). Pigs at least six years of age were statistically more likely to have a uterine lesion (less than P=0...
October 19, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051217/management-of-persistent-angina-after-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-insights-from-the-translate-acs-study
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Alexander C Fanaroff, Lisa A Kaltenbach, Eric D Peterson, Connie N Hess, David J Cohen, Gregg C Fonarow, Tracy Y Wang
BACKGROUND: Angina has important implications for patients' quality of life and healthcare utilization. Angina management after acute myocardial infarction (MI) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: TRANSLATE-ACS (Treatment With Adenosine Diphosphate Receptor Inhibitors: Longitudinal Assessment of Treatment Patterns and Events After Acute Coronary Syndrome) was a longitudinal study of MI patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention at 233 US hospitals from 2010 to 2012...
October 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051213/changes-in-statin-adherence-following-an-acute-myocardial-infarction-among-older-adults-patient-predictors-and-the-association-with-follow-up-with-primary-care-providers-and-or-cardiologists
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Ryan P Hickson, Jennifer G Robinson, Izabela E Annis, Ley A Killeya-Jones, Maarit Jaana Korhonen, Ashley L Cole, Gang Fang
BACKGROUND: Hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarctions (AMIs) are associated with changes in statin adherence. It is unclear to what extent adherence changes, which patients are likely to change, and how post-discharge follow-up is associated with statin adherence change. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective study used Medicare data for all fee-for-service beneficiaries 66 years and older with an AMI hospitalization in 2008-2010 and statin use before their index AMI...
October 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051001/episode-based-payment-variation-for-urological-cancer-surgery
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Chad Ellimoottil, Jonathan Li, Zaojun Ye, James M Dupree, Hye Sung Min, Deborah Kaye, Lindsey A Herrel, David C Miller
OBJECTIVE: To investigate payment variation for three common urological cancer surgeries and evaluate the potential for applying bundled payment programs to these procedures. METHODS: Using 2008-2011 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare linked data, we identified all beneficiaries aged greater than 65 years who underwent cystectomy, prostatectomy, or nephrectomy for cancer. Total episode payments were determined by aggregating hospital, professional, and post-acute care claims from the index surgical hospitalization through 90 days post-discharge...
October 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050923/a-systematic-review-of-in-hospital-worsening-heart-failure-as-an-endpoint-in-clinical-investigations-of-therapy-for-acute-heart-failure
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Cândida Fonseca, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Filipa Marques, Inês Araújo, Daniel Brás, Ronald B Langdon, Carlo Lombardi, Paulo Bettencourt
BACKGROUND: In-hospital worsening heart failure (WHF) occurs frequently in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (AHF) and has strongly negative prognostic associations. It may be a useful endpoint in studies of AHF management but important questions remain regarding optimization of its definition and variability in its incidence. METHODS: Our objective was to survey the full extent of clinical interest in WHF and assess the impact of baseline variables and trial design on outcomes...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050888/influence-of-discharge-timing-and-diagnosis-on-outcomes-of-pediatric-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Sarah B Cairo, George Ventro, Holly A Meyers, David H Rothstein
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the influence of discharge timing (same day versus other) on 30-day hospital readmissions after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pediatric patients. Wound complication and readmission rates also were evaluated among patients with different operative indications. METHODS: The database of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric (2012-2015) was queried for patients <18 years old who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
October 16, 2017: Surgery
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