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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652980/treatment-of-hemorrhagic-hepatic-cysts-with-omentalization-in-a-serval
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Pilar Lafuente, Andreas Bachelez, Michelle Y Powers, Nickol P Finch
A 2 year old, spayed female African serval was evaluated for a history of abdominal distention. Physical examination findings were consistent with cranial abdominal masses and anemia. Abdominal imaging revealed soft tissue opacity masses in the cranial abdomen and hypoechoic cysts arising from the liver parenchyma. Conservative management failed to improve clinical signs, and a midline exploratory laparotomy was performed. Three large hemorrhagic cysts were visualized occupying a significant amount of the liver parenchyma...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650410/identification-of-risk-factors-in-lymphatic-surgeries-for-melanoma-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-review
#2
Mona Ascha, Mustafa S Ascha, Brian Gastman
INTRODUCTION: Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and lymphadenectomy (LAD) are commonly performed in the staging and care of patients with malignant melanoma. These procedures are accompanied by complications that may result in hospital readmission, negatively affecting patient outcomes and potentially affecting surgical procedure reimbursement. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database offers a large data set allowing physicians to evaluate 30-day readmission for surgical complications...
June 23, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648393/etiologies-trends-and-predictors-of-30-day-readmissions-in-patients-with-diastolic-heart-failure
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Shilpkumar Arora, Sopan Lahewala, Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Saman Setareh-Shenas, Prashant Patel, Varun Kumar, Byomesh Tripathi, Harshil Shah, Viralkumar Patel, Umesh Gidwani, Abhishek Deshmukh, Apurva Badheka, Radha Gopalan
An estimated half of all heart failure (HF) populations has been categorized to have diastolic HF (DHF), but sparse data are available describing etiologies and predictors of 30-day readmission in DHF population. The study cohort was derived from the National Readmission Database 2013 to 2014, a subset of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. DHF was identified using International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision code 428.3x in primary diagnosis field...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645215/upper-extremity-trauma-resulting-from-agricultural-accidents-mechanism-and-severity-for-patients-with-and-without-upper-extremity-injury
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Louis C Grandizio, Benjamin Wagner, Jove Graham, Joel C Klena
BACKGROUND: Farming remains the most dangerous occupation in the United States and upper extremity (UE) injuries occur frequently in agricultural accidents. The purpose of this study is to describe the injury mechanisms, severity, and health care costs of UE injuries resulting from agricultural accidents and to compare patients with and without injuries to the UE. METHODS: We performed a 6-year retrospective review of our level I trauma center registry from January 2006 to May 2013, identifying all patients injured in an agricultural accident...
June 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644316/a-multicenter-evaluation-of-adherence-to-4-major-elements-of-the-baveno-guidelines-and-outcomes-for-patients-with-acute-variceal-hemorrhage
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Elliot B Tapper, Jennifer Friderici, Zachary A Borman, Jacob Alexander, Alan Bonder, Nabiha Nuruzzaman, Sheryl Ramdass, Rony Ghaoui
GOALS: To determine the rate of and outcomes associated with guideline adherence in the care of acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH). BACKGROUND: Four major elements of high-quality care for AVH defined by the Baveno consensus (VI) include timely endoscopy (≤12 h), antibiotics, and somatostatin analogs before endoscopy and band ligation as primary therapy for esophageal varices. STUDY: We retrospectively evaluated 239 consecutive admissions of 211 patients with AVH admitted to 2 centers in Massachusetts from 2010 to 2015...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642333/patients-and-providers-perceptions-of-the-preventability-of-hospital-readmission-a-prospective-observational-study-in-four-european-countries
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Louise S van Galen, Mikkel Brabrand, Tim Cooksley, Peter M van de Ven, Hanneke Merten, Ralph Kl So, Loes van Hooff, Harm R Haak, Rachel M Kidney, Christian H Nickel, John Ty Soong, Immo Weichert, Mark Hh Kramer, Christian P Subbe, Prabath Wb Nanayakkara
OBJECTIVES: Because of fundamental differences in healthcare systems, US readmission data cannot be extrapolated to the European setting: To investigate the opinions of readmitted patients, their carers, nurses and physicians on predictability and preventability of readmissions and using majority consensus to determine contributing factors that could potentially foresee (preventable) readmissions. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. Readmitted patients, their carers, and treating professionals were surveyed during readmission to assess the discharge process and the predictability and preventability of the readmission...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638566/necessity-is-the-mother-of-invention-an-innovative-hospitalist-resident-initiative-for-improving-quality-and-reducing-readmissions-from-skilled-nursing-facilities
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Sunny Petigara, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, David Livert
Background: Hospital readmissions have been a major challenge to the US health system. Medicare data shows that approximately 25% of Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents are readmitted back to the hospital within 30 days. Some of the major reasons for high readmission rates include fragmented information exchange during transitions of care and limited access to physicians round-the-clock in SNFs. These represent safety, quality, and health outcome concerns. Aim: The goal of the project was to reduce hospital readmission rates from SNFs by improving transition of care and increasing physician availability in SNFs (five to seven days a week physical presence with 24/7 accessibility by phone)...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637771/medicare-advantage-associated-with-more-racial-disparity-than-traditional-medicare-for-hospital-readmissions
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Yue Li, Xi Cen, Xueya Cai, Caroline P Thirukumaran, Jie Zhou, Laurent G Glance
We compared racial disparities in thirty-day readmissions between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries who underwent one of six major surgeries in New York State in 2013. We found that Medicare Advantage was associated with greater racial disparity, compared to traditional Medicare. After controlling for patient, hospital, and geographic characteristics in a propensity score based approach, we found that in traditional Medicare, black patients were 33 percent more likely than white patients to be readmitted, whereas in Medicare Advantage, black patients were 64 percent more likely than white patients to be readmitted...
June 21, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637565/is-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-a-good-alternative-treatment-for-acute-cholecystitis-in-high-risk-patients
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Davide Papis, Eiman Khalifa, Ricky Bhogal, Amit Nair, Saboor Khan, Zaed Hamady, Jawad Ahmed, Gabriele Marangoni
Cholecystectomy is the treatment of choice for acute cholecystitis but the management of high-risk surgical patients is a difficult dilemma. Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) could represent a safer and less invasive option. The aim of the study was to assess the outcomes of PC in high-risk patients. This is a retrospective single-center study; data were collected from our hospital electronic record system. From February 2009 to March 2014, there were 753 patients admitted with acute cholecystitis. Of these 39 were considered high risk for surgery and underwent PC during their hospital stay...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634502/impact-of-neurological-follow-up-on-early-hospital-readmission-rates-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Alexander Allen, Todd Barron, Ashley Mo, Richard Tangel, Ruth Linde, Rodney Grim, John Mingle, Ellen Deibert
INTRODUCTION: Despite advances in stroke care, readmission rates for patients with ischemic stroke remain high. Although factors such as age, diabetes, and continuous use of antiplatelet agents have been found to predict readmission rates, the impact of after-hospital care has not been examined. METHODS: The present study reviewed the charts of 416 patients with acute ischemic stroke and recorded stroke-related comorbidities, neurology follow-up within 21 days, readmission at 0 to 30 days, readmission at 31 to 90 days, and any reasons for readmission...
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629340/hospital-readmission-within-10%C3%A2-years-post-stroke-frequency-type-and-timing
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Gitta Rohweder, Øyvind Salvesen, Hanne Ellekjær, Bent Indredavik
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the hospital readmissions in a 10 year follow-up of a stroke cohort previously studied for acute and subacute complications and to focus on their frequency, their causes and their timing. METHODS: The hospital records of 243 patients, 50% of a cohort of 489 patients acutely and consecutively admitted to our stroke unit in 2002/3, were subjected to review 10 years after the incidental stroke and all acute admissions were examined...
June 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625381/utilization-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-eligible-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure-and-its-association-with-patient-outcomes
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Tiffany C Randolph, Anne S Hellkamp, Emily P Zeitler, Gregg C Fonarow, Adrian F Hernandez, Kevin L Thomas, Eric D Peterson, Clyde W Yancy, Sana M Al-Khatib
OBJECTIVES: We examined trends in CRT utilization overall and by sex and race and to assess whether CRT use is associated with a reduction in HF hospitalization and mortality. BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether underutilization and race/sex-based differences in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) use have persisted. The association between CRT and heart failure (HF) hospitalization and mortality in real-world practice remains unclear. METHODS: We linked 72,008 HF patients from 388 hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines HF eligible for CRT with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data to assess CRT utilization trends, HF hospitalization rates, and all-cause mortality...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625377/one-year-mortality-outcomes-and-hospital-readmissions-of-patients-admitted-with-acute-heart-failure-data-from-the-trivandrum-heart-failure-registry-in-kerala-india
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Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan, Ganapathi Sanjay, Anubha Agarwal, N Pratap Kumar, K Krishna Kumar, Charantharayil Gopalan Bahuleyan, Govindan Vijayaraghavan, Sunitha Viswanathan, Madhu Sreedharan, R Biju, N Rajalekshmi, Tiny Nair, Krishnan Suresh, Panniyammakal Jeemon
BACKGROUND: There are sparse data on outcomes of patients with heart failure (HF) from India. The objective was to evaluate hospital readmissions and 1-year mortality outcomes of patients with HF in Kerala, India. METHODS: We followed 1,205 patients enrolled in the Trivandrum Heart Failure Registry for 1 year. A trained research nurse contacted each participant every 3 months using a structured questionnaire which included hospital readmission and mortality information...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622384/preventability-of-early-vs-late-readmissions-in-an-academic-medical-center
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Kelly L Graham, Ogechi Dike, Lauren Doctoroff, Marisa Jupiter, Anita Vanka, Roger B Davis, Edward R Marcantonio
BACKGROUND: It is unclear if the 30-day unplanned hospital readmission rate is a plausible accountability metric. OBJECTIVE: Compare preventability of hospital readmissions, between an early period [0-7 days post-discharge] and a late period [8-30 days post-discharge]. Compare causes of readmission, and frequency of markers of clinical instability 24h prior to discharge between early and late readmissions. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: 120 patient readmissions in an academic medical center between 1/1/2009-12/31/2010...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619703/identifying-nonclinical-factors-associated-with-30-day-readmission-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-protocol-for-an-observational-study
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Matthew E Dupre, Alicia Nelson, Scott M Lynch, Bradi B Granger, Hanzhang Xu, Janese M Willis, Lesley H Curtis, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of hospitalization in older adults and high readmission rates have attracted considerable attention as actionable targets to promote efficiency in care and to reduce costs. Despite a plethora of research over the past decade, current strategies to predict readmissions have been largely ineffective and efforts to identify novel clinical predictors have been largely unsuccessful. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine a wide array of socioeconomic, psychosocial, behavioral, and clinical factors to predict risks of 30-day hospital readmission in cardiovascular patients...
June 15, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619405/treating-childhood-malnutrition-in-rural-haiti-program-outcomes-and-obstacles
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C Nicholas Cuneo, Emily Dansereau, Anand R Habib, Mary Davies, Samuel Ware, Kenneth Kornetsky
BACKGROUND: Haiti has the worst malnutrition rate in the Western hemisphere. In October 2010, a cholera epidemic erupted and spread rapidly throughout the country, straining Haiti's already fragile health infrastructure across all levels of care. This study reviews data from an outpatient therapeutic feeding program (OTP) for acute childhood malnutrition at a clinic in rural Haiti with a focus on the effect of the 2010 cholera epidemic on program operations. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for the complete set of patients who were enrolled in the OTP from its inception in March 2009 through January 2014...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618192/the-patient-buddy-app-can-potentially-prevent-hepatic-encephalopathy-related-readmissions
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Dinesh Ganapathy, Chathur Acharya, Jatinder Lachar, Kavish Patidar, Richard K Sterling, Melanie B White, Catherine Ignudo, Swamy Bommidi, John DeSoto, Leroy R Thacker, Scott Matherly, Jawaid Shaw, Mohammad S Siddiqui, Puneet Puri, Arun J Sanyal, Velimir Luketic, Hannah Lee, R Todd Stravitz, Jasmohan S Bajaj
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Readmissions are a major burden in cirrhosis. A proportion of readmissions in cirrhosis, especially due to hepatic encephalopathy (HE) could be avoided through patient and caregiver engagement. We aimed to define the feasibility of using the Patient Buddy App and its impact on 30-day readmissions by engaging and educating cirrhotic inpatients and caregivers in a pilot study. METHODS: Cirrhotic inpatients with caregivers were enrolled and followed for 30 days post-discharge...
June 15, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616269/elevated-serum-levels-of-immunoglobulin-a-correlate-with-the-possibility-of-readmission-in-patients-with-microscopic-polyangiitis
#18
Huijuan Wang, Chao Zhang, Zhaohui Tong, Xiaoning Bu
BACKGROUND: The evidence for the short-term prognosis of patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is weak, and the objective of this study was to analyze the clinical features of the disease and evaluate the risk factors for readmission in patients with MPA. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients with MPA were recruited into this study. The clinical data of these MPA patients were collected. Clinical manifestations, laboratory results, and imaging results were analyzed...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609229/results-and-implications-of-routine-hiv-testing-in-the-inpatient-setting-a-descriptive-analysis
#19
Jamie L Mignano, Lucy Miner, Kristin Siedl, Travis Brown, Christina Cafeo, Lisa Rowen, Robert R Redfield, Mangla Gulati
Policy changes and scientific advances have guided new methods of diagnosing and managing HIV that reduce mortality, morbidity, and transmission. In a high HIV prevalence urban setting, a hospital initiative was implemented to routinely perform HIV testing and provide linkage to care for those with positive results and for individuals with a prior diagnosis of HIV. Maryland's unique all-payer model presents an opportunity to implement population health initiatives in health systems. The rationale, methodology, results and lessons learned from this approach will be discussed...
June 13, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605552/impact-of-discharge-disposition-on-30-d-readmissions-following-elective-spine-surgery
#20
Raul A Vasquez, Silky Chotai, Thomas H Freeman, Harrison F Kay, Joseph S Cheng, Matthew J McGirt, Clinton J Devin
BACKGROUND: Readmissions are a significant economic burden on the health care system and increasingly being utilized as a metric of quality. Patients discharged to home vs an inpatient facility have different characteristics, which might influence the readmissions following spine surgery. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of discharge disposition on readmission rates and causes of readmission after spine surgery. METHODS: Patients enrolled in a prospective registry and undergoing elective spine surgery were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Neurosurgery
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