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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334564/data-driven-implementation-of-alarm-reduction-interventions-in-a-cardiovascular-surgical-icu
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Sharon H Allan, Peter A Doyle, Adam Sapirstein, Maria Cvach
BACKGROUND: Alarm fatigue in the ICU setting has been well documented in the literature. The ICU's high-intensity environment requires staff's vigilant attention, and distraction from false and non-actionable alarms pulls staff away from important tasks, creates dissatisfaction, and is a potential patient safety risk if alarms are missed or ignored. This project was intended to improve patient safety by optimizing alarm systems in a cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit (CVSICU)...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332303/measure-accurately-act-rapidly-and-partner-with-patients-an-intuitive-and-practical-three-part-framework-to-guide-efforts-to-improve-hypertension-control
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Romsai T Boonyasai, Michael K Rakotz, Lisa H Lubomski, Donna M Daniel, Jill A Marsteller, Kathryn S Taylor, Lisa A Cooper, Omar Hasan, Matthew K Wynia
Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease in the United States and worldwide. It also provides a useful model for team-based chronic disease management. This article describes the M.A.P. checklists: a framework to help practice teams summarize best practices for providing coordinated, evidence-based care to patients with hypertension. Consisting of three domains-Measure Accurately; Act Rapidly; and Partner With Patients, Families, and Communities-the checklists were developed by a team of clinicians, hypertension experts, and quality improvement experts through a multistep process that combined literature review, iterative feedback from a panel of internationally recognized experts, and pilot testing among a convenience sample of primary care practices in two states...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331489/reversible-atrial-fibrillation-following-crotalinae-envenomation
#3
Dan Quan, Kenneth Zurcher
BACKGROUND: Cardiotoxicity is a documented complication of Crotalinae envenomation. Reported cardiac complications following snake envenomation have included acute myocardial infarction, electrocardiogram abnormalities and arrhythmias. Few reports exist describing arrhythmia induced by viper envenomation and to our knowledge none describe arrhythmia induced by Crotalinae envenomation. This report concerns the first known case of atrial fibrillation precipitated by rattlesnake bite. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old Caucasian man with a past medical history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and a baseline first-degree atrioventricular block presented to the emergency department following a rattlesnake bite to his left lower leg...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331015/association-between-clinically-recorded-alcohol-consumption-and-initial-presentation-of-12-cardiovascular-diseases-population-based-cohort-study-using-linked-health-records
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Steven Bell, Marina Daskalopoulou, Eleni Rapsomaniki, Julie George, Annie Britton, Martin Bobak, Juan P Casas, Caroline E Dale, Spiros Denaxas, Anoop D Shah, Harry Hemingway
Objectives To investigate the association between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease at higher resolution by examining the initial lifetime presentation of 12 cardiac, cerebrovascular, abdominal, or peripheral vascular diseases among five categories of consumption.Design Population based cohort study of linked electronic health records covering primary care, hospital admissions, and mortality in 1997-2010 (median follow-up six years).Setting CALIBER (ClinicAl research using LInked Bespoke studies and Electronic health Records)...
March 22, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330611/rationale-for-cardio-oncology-units
#5
Lara F Nhola, Hector R Villarraga
With the rapidly rising number of patients surviving cancer, often in the setting of new or pre-existing cardiovascular disease and risk factors, a need has arisen for a specialty within the realm of cardiovascular care that can evaluate and manage these patients along with our colleagues in oncology and hematology. By the same token, all health care providers involved in the care of cancer patients with heart disease must be fully aware of the impact of adverse cardiovascular effects on the survival of these patients...
March 16, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329633/comorbidities-of-hospitalized-pemphigus-patients-in-the-united-states
#6
Derek Y Hsu Y Hsu
We sought to determine the comorbid health conditions and inpatient mortality associated with pemphigus in a U.S. inpatient cohort. The 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which contains a representative 20% stratified sample of all inpatient hospitalizations in the US, was analyzed. Comorbidities were determined through ICD-9-CM codes. Survey weighted multivariate logistic regression models controlling for demographic factors were constructed to determine the association of pemphigus with various comorbidities...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329279/performance-of-hospitals-according-to-the-esc-acca-quality-indicators-and-30-day-mortality-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-national-cohort-study-using-the-united-kingdom-myocardial-ischaemia-national-audit-project-minap-register
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Owen Bebb, Marlous Hall, Keith A A Fox, Tatendashe B Dondo, Adam Timmis, Hector Bueno, François Schiele, Chris P Gale
Aims: To investigate the application of the European Society of Cardiology Acute Cardiovascular Care Association quality indicators (QI) for acute myocardial infarction for the study of hospital performance and 30-day mortality. Methods and results: National cohort study (n = 118,075 patients, n = 211 hospitals, MINAP registry), 2012-13. Overall, 16 of the 20 QIs could be calculated. Eleven QIs had a significant inverse association with GRACE risk adjusted 30-day mortality (all P < 0...
February 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328824/early-use-of-noninvasive-techniques-for-clearing-respiratory-secretions-during-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-hypercapnic-encephalopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jinrong Wang, Zhaobo Cui, Shuhong Liu, Xiuling Gao, Pan Gao, Yi Shi, Shufen Guo, Peipei Li
Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) might be superior to conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs). Inefficient clearance of respiratory secretions provokes NPPV failure in patients with hypercapnic encephalopathy (HE). This study compared CMV and NPPV combined with a noninvasive strategy for clearing secretions in HE and AECOPD patients.The present study is a prospective cohort study of AECOPD and HE patients enrolled between October 2013 and August 2015 in a critical care unit of a major university teaching hospital in China...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318179/depressive-symptoms-and-associated-factors-in-caregivers-of-newborn-infants-hospitalized-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Jorge L Alvarado Socarrás, Edna M Gamboa-Delgado, Silvia Trujillo Cáceres, Sandra Rodríguez Forero
INTRODUCTION: A high prevalence of depressive symptoms has been reported in family members of newborn infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units. This causes a high negative impact on the newborn infant-family bond. OBJECTIVE: To establish the prevalence of depressive symptoms and their associated factors in caregivers of newborn infants hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit in Colombia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional, analytical study conducted at a tertiary care health facility specialized in cardiovascular disease...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315535/high-dose-interleukin-2-evaluation-of-a-standardized-order-set-for-biotherapy-in-an-intensive-care-unit%C3%A2
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Rusticio Portillas, Barbara Turner, Audrey Jeffers, Lee-Lynn Chen, Mary Champagne
BACKGROUND: Life-threatening toxicity may result from administration of high-dose (HD) interleukin-2 (IL-2). Patients receiving HD IL-2 treatment often experience severe adverse side effects, which result in the interruption of treatment. 
. OBJECTIVES: A standardized order set (SOS) was developed for patients with melanoma or renal cell carcinoma receiving HD IL-2. The aims of the study were to determine compliance of clinicians to the SOS, report the completed doses and major side effects of HD IL-2, and document the satisfaction level of clinicians...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314706/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-heart-failure-related-hospitalization-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Nidhal Ben Moussa, Clement Karsenty, Florence Pontnau, Sophie Malekzadeh-Milani, Younes Boudjemline, Antoine Legendre, Damien Bonnet, Laurence Iserin, Magalie Ladouceur
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is the main cause of death in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD). AIMS: We aimed to characterize HF-related hospitalization of patients with ACHD, and to determine HF risk factors and prognosis in this population. METHODS: We prospectively included 471 patients with ACHD admitted to our unit over 24 months. Clinical and biological data and HF management were recorded. Major cardiovascular events were recorded for ACHD with HF...
March 14, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306694/real-world-use-of-ticagrelor-and-prasugrel-in-patients-with-nstemi-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Vincenzo Sucato, Egle Corrado, Carmelo Castellana, Michele Carella, Simona Raso, Giuseppe Coppola, Giuseppe Andolina, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Evola, Salvatore Novo
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective observational study sought to describe the safety and efficacy profile of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), who were admitted to the coronary intensive care unit (CICU) and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Dual antiplatelet therapy is mandatory for all the patients with acute coronary syndrome, who underwent PCI. Our study includes 111 patients with NSTEMI, who underwent PCI, in a maximum time of 72 h after their ischemic event...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299868/impact-of-a-nurse-practitioner-role-on-metabolic-monitoring-completion-and-referrals-for-consumers-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-area-of-an-acute-inpatient-psychiatric-unit
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Trudy Brown, Brian McKenna, Trentham Furness
Mental illness increases a person's risk of physical health issues, including cardiovascular disease, leading to premature morbidity and mortality. Screening for cardiovascular disease through metabolic monitoring is recommended to aid in early detection. The aim of the present study was to ascertain whether consumers admitted to an inpatient mental health unit receive routine metabolic monitoring, and to explore the contribution of a nurse practitioner to metabolic monitoring and the actioning of abnormal results...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296993/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-cellulitis-requiring-intensive-care
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Duncan R Cranendonk, Lonneke A van Vught, Maryse A Wiewel, Olaf L Cremer, Janneke Horn, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll, W Joost Wiersinga
Importance: Cellulitis is a commonly occurring skin and soft tissue infection and one of the most frequently seen dermatological diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, clinical characteristics of patients with cellulitis requiring intensive care treatment are poorly defined. Necrotizing fasciitis is often confused for cellulitis at initial presentation and is considered to be more severe and thus has previously been described in more detail. Objective: To describe the clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with ICU-necessitating cellulitis and to compare them with patients with necrotizing fasciitis...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295792/biventricular-impact-of-mild-to-moderate-pulmonary-valve-stenosis-in-fetal-life
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L Guirado, F Crispi, N Masoller, M Bennasar, E Marimon, J Carretero, E Gratacós, J M Martínez, M K Friedberg, O Gómez
OBJECTIVES: to define the pattern of fetal echocardiographic changes associated with isolated pulmonary valve stenosis (PS) and to correlate the echocardiographic findings with the neonatal outcome and the need of postnatal pulmonary valvuloplasty within the first 12 months of life. METHODS: a prospective cohort study was designed on 16 fetuses with isolated PS and 48 controls matched by gestational age at scan (+/- 2 weeks). Fetal standard ultrasound and comprehensive echocardiography, which included cardiovascular morphometric parameters, systolic and diastolic functional and timing-measurements, were performed in all cases...
March 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291723/cardiac-surgery-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes
#16
Javier Tejeda-Maldonado, Lauro Quintanilla-González, Jaime Galindo-Uribe, Andrea Hinojosa-Azaola
OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical characteristics and outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients who underwent cardiac surgery. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 30 SLE patients who underwent cardiac surgery at a single center. Demographics, comorbidities, clinical and serologic characteristics, cardiovascular risk scores and treatment were recorded. Type of surgery, postoperative complications, mortality and histology were analyzed. RESULTS: Disease duration at surgery was 2 years...
March 11, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289677/the-implementation-and-evaluation-of-health-promotion-services-and-programs-to-improve-cultural-competency-a-systematic-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Crystal Sky Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Gwendalyn Bainbridge
BACKGROUND: Cultural competency is a multifaceted intervention approach, which needs to be implemented at various levels of health-care systems to improve quality of care for culturally and ethnically diverse populations. One level of health care where cultural competency is required is in the provision of health promotion services and programs targeted to diverse patient groups who experience health-care and health inequalities. To inform the implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs and services to improve cultural competency, research must assess both intervention strategies and intervention outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288963/platelet-reactivity-and-clinical-outcomes-after-coronary-artery-implantation-of-drug-eluting-stents-in-subjects-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-analysis-from-the-adapt-des-study-assessment-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-with-drug-eluting-stents
#18
Rajesh Gupta, Ajay J Kirtane, M Ozgu Ozan, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Michael J Rinaldi, D Christopher Metzger, Giora Weisz, Thomas D Stuckey, Bruce R Brodie, Roxana Mehran, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have high rates of adverse cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention and may additionally have heightened platelet reactivity. This study assessed the relationship between platelet reactivity and clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary interventions among subjects with and without PAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: ADAPT-DES (Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Drug-Eluting Stents) was a prospective, multicenter registry of patients treated with coronary drug-eluting stents...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286646/primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-review-of-contemporary-guidance-and-literature
#19
REVIEW
Jack Stewart, Gavin Manmathan, Peter Wilkinson
Cardiovascular disease is a significant and ever-growing problem in the United Kingdom, accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths and leading to significant morbidity. It is also of particular and pressing interest as developing countries experience a change in lifestyle which introduces novel risk factors for cardiovascular disease, leading to a boom in cardiovascular disease risk throughout the developing world. The burden of cardiovascular disease can be ameliorated by careful risk reduction and, as such, primary prevention is an important priority for all developers of health policy...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284460/the-impact-of-prolonged-waiting-time-for-coronary-care-unit-admission-on-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
#20
Chien-Chih Chen, I-Min Chiu, Fu-Jen Cheng, Kuan-Han Wu, Chao-Jui Li
BACKGROUND: The boarding of patients in the emergency department consumes nursing and physician resources, and may delay the evaluation of new patients. It may also contribute to poor cardiovascular outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This study analyzed the relationship between the delay in coronary care unit (CCU) admission and the clinical outcomes of patients with ACS with non-ST-segment elevation (NSTE-ACS). METHODS: Patients were divided into 2 groups according to the CCU waiting time (<12h and >12h)...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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