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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339433/five-year-mortality-after-transient-ischemic-attack-focus-on-cardiometabolic-comorbidity-and-hospital-readmission
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Mohammed Yousufuddin, Nathan Young, Lawrence Keenan, Tammy Olson, Jessica Shultz, Taylor Doyle, Eimad M Ahmmad, Kogulavadanan Arumaithurai, Paul Takahashi, Mohammad Hassan Murad
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed at providing estimates of mortality associated with cardiometabolic comorbidity and incident readmission from cardiometabolic as compared with noncardiometabolic conditions after a first transient ischemic attack. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, patients hospitalized for a first transient ischemic attack were examined for cardiometabolic comorbidities (diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation), 5-year incident hospitalization, and time to death...
January 16, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337859/effects-of-pharmacists-interventions-on-inappropriate-drug-use-and-drug-related-readmissions-in-people-with-dementia-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Maria Gustafsson, Maria Sjölander, Bettina Pfister, Jörn Schneede, Hugo Lövheim
Age-associated physiological changes and extensive drug treatment including use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) pose a significant risk of drug-drug interactions and adverse drug events among elderly people with dementia. This study aimed at analysing the effects of clinical pharmacists' interventions on use of PIMs, risk of emergency department visits, and time to institutionalization. Furthermore, a descriptive analysis was conducted of circumstances associated with drug-related readmissions...
January 16, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330739/patterns-and-outcomes-of-prescribing-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-hospitalized-older-adults-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mark Goldin, Jessica Cohen, Alex Makhnevich, Colm Mulvany, Meredith Akerman, Liron Sinvani
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Hospitalized, medically ill older adults have increased risk; despite guidelines, data suggest suboptimal pharmacologic prophylaxis rates. Factors influencing provider prescribing non-compliance are unclear. We aimed to describe VTE prophylaxis practices and identify risk factors for, and outcomes of, prescribing non-compliance. A retrospective study was conducted of hospitalized adults aged ≥ 75 years, admitted to the medicine service of a large academic tertiary center from May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327276/portal-congestion-and-intestinal-edema-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure
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Yuki Ikeda, Shunsuke Ishii, Mayu Yazaki, Teppei Fujita, Yuichiro Iida, Toyoji Kaida, Takeru Nabeta, Eiji Nakatani, Emi Maekawa, Tomoyoshi Yanagisawa, Toshimi Koitabashi, Takayuki Inomata, Junya Ako
An interaction between the intestine and cardiovascular disease has been suggested. We thought to clarify the association between intestinal conditions and clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF). Hemodynamic parameters in intestinal vessels [superior mesenteric artery (SMA), inferior mesenteric artery (IMA), and portal vein (PV)] and average colon wall thickness (aCWT) from the ascending colon to sigmoid colon were evaluated in 224 hospitalized HF patients. Echocardiographic parameters and composite event rates (all-cause mortality, readmission for HF deterioration, major ventricular arrhythmias) were also examined...
January 11, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326108/short-term-risk-of-cardiovascular-readmission-following-a-hypertensive-disorder-of-pregnancy
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Jennifer L Jarvie, Torri D Metz, Melinda B Davis, Jessica C Ehrig, David P Kao
OBJECTIVE: Women with pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) have increased long-term cardiovascular (CV) risk. We sought to determine if they demonstrate increased short-term CV risk. METHODS: Using administrative records, all hospital-based deliveries in Florida from 2004 to 2010 and subsequent readmission to any Florida hospital within 3 years of index delivery were identified. Deliveries and clinical diagnoses were determined using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
January 11, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317456/neighborhood-deprivation-predicts-heart-failure-risk-in-a-low-income-population-of-blacks-and-whites-in-the-southeastern-united-states
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Elvis A Akwo, Edmond K Kabagambe, Frank E Harrell, William J Blot, Justin M Bachmann, Thomas J Wang, Deepak K Gupta, Loren Lipworth
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that neighborhood socioeconomic environment predicts heart failure (HF) hospital readmissions. We investigated whether neighborhood deprivation predicts risk of incident HF beyond individual socioeconomic status in a low-income population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants were 27 078 whites and blacks recruited during 2002 to 2009 in the SCCS (Southern Community Cohort Study), who had no history of HF and were using Centers for Medicare or Medicaid Services...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316924/association-of-hospice-utilization-and-publicly-reported-outcomes-following-hospitalization-for-pneumonia-or-heart-failure-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Soowhan Lah, Emily L Wilson, Sarah Beesley, Iftach Sagy, James Orme, Victor Novack, Samuel M Brown
BACKGROUND: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance began collecting and reporting United States hospital performance in the treatment of pneumonia and heart failure in 2008. Whether the utilization of hospice might affect CMS-reported mortality and readmission rates is not known. METHODS: Hospice utilization (mean days on hospice per decedent) for 2012 from the Dartmouth Atlas (a project of the Dartmouth Institute that reports a variety of public health and policy-related statistics) was merged with hospital-level 30-day mortality and readmission rates for pneumonia and heart failure from CMS...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314447/prognostic-value-of-psychosocial-factors-for-first-and-recurrent-hospitalizations-and-mortality-in-heart-failure-patients-insights-from-the-opera-hf-study
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Ioanna Sokoreli, Steffen C Pauws, Ewout W Steyerberg, Gert-Jan de Vries, Jarno M Riistama, Aleksandra Tesanovic, Syed Kazmi, Pierpaolo Pellicori, John G Cleland, Andrew L Clark
AIMS: Psychosocial factors are rarely collected in studies investigating the prognosis of patients with heart failure (HF), and only time to first event is commonly reported. We investigated the prognostic value of psychosocial factors for predicting first or recurrent events after discharge following hospitalization for HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: OPERA-HF is an observational study enrolling patients hospitalized for HF. In addition to clinical variables, psychosocial variables are recorded...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311518/impact-of-frailty-markers-for-unplanned-hospital-readmission-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Mike Saji, Ryosuke Higuchi, Tetsuya Tobaru, Nobuo Iguchi, Shuichiro Takanashi, Morimasa Takayama, Mitsuaki Isobe
BACKGROUND: Various frailty markers have been developed to guide better patient selection for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This study aimed to investigate the frequency and specific causes of unplanned hospital readmission after TAVI, and to investigate which frailty markers better predicted outcomes.Methods and Results:We retrospectively reviewed 155 patients for whom we calculated their Short Physical-Performance Battery (SPPB), Placement of AoRTic TraNscathetER Valve (PARTNER) frailty scale, frailty index, clinical frailty scale, modified Fried scale, and gait speed...
December 29, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306485/comparison-of-carbohydrate-antigen-125-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-for-risk-prediction-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Tobias Rheude, Costanza Pellegrini, Hans Schmid, Teresa Trenkwalder, N Patrick Mayr, Michael Joner, Albert M Kasel, Stefan Holdenrieder, Julio Nunez, Juan Sanchis, Vicent Bodi, Heribert Schunkert, Adnan Kastrati, Christian Hengstenberg, Oliver Husser
Elevated carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) have been associated with adverse outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). This study performs a comparison of both biomarkers for prognosis after TAVI. The study includes 363 patients. The primary end point was all-cause death or readmission for worsening congestive heart failure within 1 year after TAVI, and this end point occurred in 16% of the population. The optimal cutoff to predict the primary end point was 18...
November 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305104/heart-failure-with-mid-range-ejection-fraction-in-patients-admitted-to-internal-medicine-departments-findings-from-the-rica-registry
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María Esther Guisado-Espartero, Prado Salamanca-Bautista, Óscar Aramburu-Bodas, Alicia Conde-Martel, José Luis Arias-Jiménez, Pau Llàcer-Iborra, Melitón Francisco Dávila-Ramos, Yolanda Cabanes-Hernández, Luis Manzano, Manuel Montero-Pérez-Barquero
AIM: To improve the knowledge on characteristics, treatment and prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF) and mid-range ejection fraction discharged after an acute HF episode. METHODS: We prospectively included and followed 2753 patients admitted with HF to Internal Medicine units. Patients were classified according to ejection fraction (EF) into three strata: reduced, EF <40% (HFrEF); mid-range EF 40-49% (HFmrEF); and preserved EF ≥50% (HFpEF). Clinical, echocardiographic, laboratory data and treatment at discharge were recorded and the groups were compared...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299384/effect-of-early-hospital-readmission-and-comorbid-conditions-on-subsequent-long-term-mortality-after-transient-ischemic-attack
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Mohammed Yousufuddin, Nathan Young, Lawrence Keenan, Tammy Olson, Jessica Shultz, Taylor Doyle, Eimad Ahmmad, Kogulavadanan Arumaithurai, Paul Takahashi, Mohammad Hassan Murad
Background: The implications of early readmission on long-term mortality after transient ischemic attack (TIA) are not known. We aimed at examining the effect of 180-day readmission on subsequent long-term mortality after index hospitalization for TIA. Methods: A retrospective study of patients hospitalized for first-ever TIA at Mayo Clinic from 2000 through 2017. Patients readmitted within 180 days postdischarge were compared with those not readmitted in long-term risk of death...
December 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288658/preoperative-scale-to-determine-all-cause-readmission-after-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Aleksander Zywot, Christine Sm Lau, Nina Glass, Stephanie Bonne, Franchesca Hwang, Koren Goodman, Anne Mosenthal, Subroto Paul
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is associated with all-cause readmission rates of approximately 15%. In attempts to reduce readmission rates, the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program expanded to include CABG surgeries in 2015. The aim of this study was therefore to develop a predictive readmission scale that would identify patients at higher risk of readmission after CABG using commonly available administrative data. METHODS: Data on 126,519 patients from California and New York (derivation cohort) and 94,318 patients from Florida and Washington (validation cohort) were abstracted from the State Inpatient Database (2006-2011)...
December 27, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287808/clinical-implications-of-hemodynamic-assessment-during-left-ventricular-assist-device-therapy
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Teruhiko Imamura, Ben Chung, Ann Nguyen, Gabriel Sayer, Nir Uriel
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) significantly improve outcomes of advanced heart failure patients. However, patients continue to have high readmission rates due to complications ranging from bleeding, thrombosis, heart failure, and infection. Considering that the hallmark benefit of LVAD therapy is improvement in hemodynamics (cardiac unloading and increased cardiac output), hemodynamic assessment on LVAD support is key to better understand these difficult complications and may serve as a tool to resolving them...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277336/prognostic-value-of-nocturnal-pulse-oximetry-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Ricardo Rivera-López, Laura Jordán-Martínez, Silvia López-Fernández, Ricardo Rivera-Fernandez, Luis Tercedor, Germán Sáez-Roca
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To analyze the prognostic value of nocturnal hypoxemia measured with portable nocturnal pulse-oximetry in patients hospitalized due to heart failure and its relation to mortality and hospital readmission. METHODS: We included 38 patients who were admitted consecutively to our unit with the diagnosis of decompensated heart failure. Pulse-oximetry was considered positive for hypoxemia when more than 10 desaturations per hour were recorded during sleep...
December 22, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276763/a-description-of-patient-and-provider-experience-and-clinical-outcomes-after-heart-failure-shared-medical-appointment
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Lisa B Cohen, Melanie Parent, Tracey H Taveira, Sandesh Dev, Wen-Chih Wu
Background: Shared medical appointments (SMAs) are clinical visits in which several patients meet with 1 or more providers at the same time. Objective: To describe the outcomes of an interdisciplinary SMA for veterans recently discharged for heart failure (HF). Methods: A retrospective chart review for patients' readmission rates, survival, medication adherence, and medication-related problems. For qualitative outcomes, we performed semistructured interviews on 12 patients who had undergone HF SMAs and their respective caregivers focusing on care satisfaction, HF knowledge, disease self-care, medication reconciliation, and peer support...
December 2017: Journal of Patient Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276242/underutilization-of-aldosterone-antagonists-in-heart-failure
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Shanise J Patterson, Anne B Reaves, Elizabeth A Tolley, Dagny Ulrich, Christopher Hilty, Catherine J Clarke, Timothy H Self
Background: Treatment with an aldosterone antagonist (AA) has been shown in multiple trials to reduce heart failure (HF)-related morbidity, mortality, and hospital readmission. American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and American Heart Association (AHA) treatment guidelines recommend the use of an AA in all HF patients with an ejection fraction ≤35% and no known contraindication. Several studies have documented underuse of AA. Objectives: To determine the proportion of patients who received AA therapy consistent with the ACCF/AHA guidelines...
November 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275368/use-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-comorbid-diabetes-mellitus-or-chronic-kidney-disease
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Lauren B Cooper, Steven J Lippmann, Melissa A Greiner, Abhinav Sharma, Jacob P Kelly, Gregg C Fonarow, Clyde W Yancy, Paul A Heidenreich, Adrian F Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Perceived risks of hyperkalemia and acute renal insufficiency may limit use of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA) therapy in patients with heart failure, especially those with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using clinical registry data linked to Medicare claims, we analyzed patients hospitalized with heart failure between 2005 and 2013 with a history of diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease. We stratified patients by MRA use at discharge...
December 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273612/interprofessional-care-collaboration-for-patients-with-heart-failure
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Amanda Boykin, Danielle Wright, Lydia Stevens, Lauren Gardner
PURPOSE: An innovative collaborative care model to improve transitions of care (TOC) for patients with heart failure (HF) is described. SUMMARY: As part of a broad effort by New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) to reduce avoidable 30-day hospital readmissions and decrease associated healthcare costs through a team-centered, value-based approach to patient care, an interprofessional team was formed to help reduce hospital readmissions among discharged patients with HF...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261675/the-limited-prognostic-role-of-echocardiograms-in-short-term-follow-up-after-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-an-analysis-of-the-korean-heart-failure-korhf-registry
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Sung Hea Kim, Hyun-Joong Kim, Seongwoo Han, Byung-Su Yoo, Dong-Ju Choi, Jae-Joong Kim, Eun-Seok Jeon, Myeong-Chan Cho, Shung Chull Chae, Kyu-Hyung Ryu
BACKGROUND: The prognostic values of the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and end-diastolic dimension (LVEDD) have primarily been shown among patients with chronic heart failure (HF), with little representation of patients with acute HF (AHF). Therefore, we investigated the value of these echocardiographic parameters in predicting clinical outcomes among patients in the Korean Heart Failure (KorHF) Registry. METHODS: The KorHF Registry consists of 3,200 patients who were hospitalized with AHF from 2005 to 2009...
2017: PloS One
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