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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641378/staff-perceptions-of-key-factors-guiding-nursing-home-search-and-selection-within-the-veterans-health-administration
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Edward Alan Miller, Stefanie Gidmark, Emily Gadbois, James L Rudolph, Orna Intrator
Background and Objectives: Veterans enter nursing homes (NHs) for short-term postacute, rehabilitation, respite, or end-of-life care. They also enter NHs on a long-term basis due to frailty, disability, functional deficits, and cognitive impairment. Little is known about how a particular NH is chosen once the decision to enter a NH has been made. This study identified VA staff perceptions of the key factors influencing the search and selection of NHs within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
June 21, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632589/emergency-department-visits-following-elective-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-surgery-identifying-gaps-in-continuity-of-care
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Micaela A Finnegan, Robyn Shaffer, Austin Remington, Jereen Kwong, Catherine Curtin, Tina Hernandez-Boussard
BACKGROUND: Major joint replacement surgical procedures are common, elective procedures with a care episode that includes both inpatient readmissions and postoperative emergency department (ED) visits. Inpatient readmissions are well studied; however, to our knowledge, little is known about ED visits following these procedures. We sought to characterize 30-day ED visits following a major joint replacement surgical procedure. METHODS: We used administrative records from California, Florida, and New York, from 2010 through 2012, to identify adults undergoing total knee and hip arthroplasty...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625669/role-of-language-discordance-in-complication-and-readmission-rate-after-infrainguinal-bypass
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Elica Inagaki, Alik Farber, Jeffrey Kalish, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Clara Zhu, Denis V Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Mohammad H Eslami
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that language discordance between treatment teams and patients leads to worse patient outcomes, including longer hospital stays, higher rates of readmission, impaired comprehension of discharge instructions, and lower treatment adherence. Yet, there is a paucity of data evaluating the effects of language discordance on postoperative outcomes among vascular surgery patients. This study compared 30-day postoperative complications and readmissions after nonemergent infrainguinal bypass between non-English-speaking (NES) and English-speaking (ES) patients...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591974/schedules-of-controlled-substances-placement-of-acetyl-fentanyl-into-schedule-i-final-order
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With the issuance of this final order, the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration will maintain the placement of the substance acetyl fentanyl (N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylacetamide), including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters and ethers, in schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. This scheduling action is pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act and is required in order for the United States to discharge its obligations under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961...
June 7, 2017: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590385/post-discharge-care-duration-charges-and-outcomes-among-medicare-patients-after-primary-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty
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Karthikeyan E Ponnusamy, Zan Naseer, Mostafa H El Dafrawy, Louis Okafor, Clayton Alexander, Robert S Sterling, Harpal S Khanuja, Richard L Skolasky
BACKGROUND: In April 2016, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services initiated mandatory 90-day bundled payments for total hip and knee arthroplasty for much of the country. Our goal was to determine duration of care, 90-day charges, and readmission rates by discharge disposition and U.S. region after hip or knee arthroplasty. METHODS: Using the 2008 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review database 100% sample, we identified patients who had undergone elective primary total hip or knee arthroplasty...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573408/practical-recommendations-for-transitioning-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-from-hospital-to-home
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REVIEW
Amy C Donihi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide practical evidence-based recommendations for transitioning hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) to home. RECENT FINDINGS: Hospitalized patients who have newly diagnosed or poorly controlled T2DM require initiation or intensification of their outpatient diabetes regimen. Potential barriers to medication access and continuity of care should be identified early in the hospitalization. Throughout hospitalization, patients should receive diabetes education focused on basic survival skills and tailored to learning needs...
July 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557755/validation-of-new-quality-measures-for-transitions-between-sites-of-care
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Layla Parast, Q Burkhart, Arti D Desai, Tamara D Simon, Carolyn Allshouse, Maria T Britto, JoAnna K Leyenaar, Courtney A Gidengil, Sara L Toomey, Marc N Elliott, Eric C Schneider, Rita Mangione-Smith
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Assessing and improving the quality of transitions to home from the emergency department (ED) or hospital is critical for patient safety. Our objective was to validate 8 newly developed caregiver-reported measures of transition quality. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 1086 caregiver survey respondents whose children had an ED visit (n = 523) or hospitalization (n = 563) at Seattle Children's Hospital in 2014. Caregivers were contacted to complete 2 surveys...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538458/continuous-femoral-nerve-catheters-decrease-opioid-related-side-effects-and-increase-home-disposition-rates-among-geriatric-hip-fracture-patients
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Diren Arsoy, Michael J Gardner, Derek F Amanatullah, James I Huddleston, Stuart B Goodman, William J Maloney, Julius A Bishop
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of continuous femoral nerve catheter (CFNC) for postoperative pain control in geriatric proximal femur fractures compared with standard analgesia (SA) treatment. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. SETTING: Academic Level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: We retrospectively identified 265 consecutive geriatric hip fracture patients who underwent surgical treatment. INTERVENTION: One hundred forty-nine patients were treated with standard analgesia without nerve catheter whereas 116 patients received an indwelling CFNC...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538457/patterns-of-opioid-prescribing-for-an-orthopaedic-trauma-population
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John Ruder, Meghan K Wally, McKell Oliverio, Rachel B Seymour, Joseph R Hsu
OBJECTIVES: To determine opioid-prescribing practices to the orthopaedic trauma (OT) population at one Level I trauma center. DESIGN: A retrospective study of discharge prescriptions for adult patients with OT. Prescription details, injury burden, and patient demographics were abstracted for patients from initial injury through a 2-month follow-up. SETTING: Level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with OT admitted over a 30-day period (n = 110)...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530310/-drug-therapy-following-bariatric-surgery-examination-of-potential-impact-and-clinical-recommendations
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REVIEW
Carmil Azran, Arik Dahan
Bariatric surgery is the most effective solution for morbid obesity, and the number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery is rapidly and constantly growing. The modified gastrointestinal (GI) anatomy of the patient may lead to significant pharmacokinetic alterations in the oral absorption of drugs after surgery. However, due to insufficient available literature and inadequate awareness of the medical team, bariatric surgery patients may be discharged from the hospital with insufficient instructions regarding their medication therapy...
January 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530068/-newborn-discharge-letter-as-a-communication-document-for-continuity-of-care
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Jacob Urkin, Zachi Grossman, Gil Chapnick, Daniella Landau
AIMS: To check information items in newborn discharge letters from various delivery rooms and compare them to the expectations of community pediatricians. BACKGROUND: The newborn discharge letter is the document that supports the transition of care from the hospital stay to life at home and in the community. It usually summarizes medical information related to the baby's family, maternal pregnancies, delivery and the stay in hospital until discharge. It is primarily a communication tool between healthcare professionals...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527643/parental-knowledge-and-recall-of-concussion-discharge-instructions
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Danny George Thomas, Lia Bradley, Ashley Servi, Suzanne Reilly, Jennifer Niskala Apps, Michael McCrea, Thomas Hammeke
INTRODUCTION: Children increasingly are being seen in the emergency department for a concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). A key aim of the ED visit is to provide discharge advice that can help parents to identify an evolving neurosurgical crisis, facilitate recovery, and prevent reinjury. The present study examined parents' knowledge of symptoms and recall of discharge instructions after their adolescent's mTBI and the effect of supplementing written discharge instructions with verbal instruction and reinforcement...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527552/postoperative-instructions-preoperatively-evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-a-teaching-model-on-patient-satisfaction-regarding-instructions-for-home-care
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Jennifer Hovsepian, Cheryl McGah, Claire O'Brien
Patients in the ambulatory setting often receive home care instructions, primarily in the postoperative phase. Patient's retention and understanding of these instructions is one determinant of postoperative outcomes. This article highlights how we designed and implemented a teaching strategy to better prepare patients for discharge from an ambulatory surgical setting. Our methods included developing a day of surgery plan for teaching patients their discharge instructions upon arrival, creating on-line teaching videos, and revising post discharge pain medication instructions...
June 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520664/follow-up-care-adherence-after-hospital-discharge-in-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alexandra J Spaw, Jennifer P Lundine, Sarah A Johnson, Jin Peng, Krista K Wheeler, Junxin Shi, Ginger Yang, Kathy J Haley, Jonathan I Groner, Henry Xiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors associated with follow-up care adherence in children hospitalized because of traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: An urban level 1 children's hospital trauma registry was queried to identify patients (2-18 years) hospitalized with a TBI in 2013 to 2014. Chart reviewers assessed discharge summaries and follow-up instructions in 4 departments. MAIN MEASURES: Three levels of adherence-nonadherence, partial adherence, and full adherence-and their associations with care delivery, patient, and injury factors...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515594/radiofrequency-ablation-of-osteoid-osteoma-in-common-and-technically-challenging-locations-in-pediatric-population
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Shaileshkumar Garge, Shyamkumar N Keshava, Vinu Moses, George K Chiramel, Munawwar Ahmed, Suraj Mammen, Vrisha Madhuri
CONTEXT: Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of osteoid osteoma has a high technical and clinical success rate. However, there is limited data on its use in the pediatric population, especially in technically challenging locations. OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous RFA of osteoid osteoma in pediatric population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2009 to May 2014, 30 patients with osteoid osteoma were treated with CT-guided RFA in common (25 cases) and technically challenging (five cases: four near articular surface and one in sacrum) locations...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509808/implementing-patient-information-for-gynae-oncology-patients-at-a-tertiary-referral-health-service
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Vicki Campbell, Kate Kynoch, Jacinta Tolmie, Carolyn Donges
AIM: To ensure that gynae-oncology surgical patients receive relevant written information, in their preferred format, and at a time that suits them, according to the best available evidence. METHODS: This project utilized an audit and feedback design and was conducted over a 9-month period from August 2015 to May 2016. Twenty-nine patients were audited prior to two strategies being implemented. The first strategy was a standardized e-mail letter to all patients (containing links to surgical information, cancer support websites and a short video introducing hospital staff, and the second was a discharge information sheet detailing wound care, signs of complications, actions to take and follow-up instructions...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509614/the-impact-of-pharmacist-telephone-calls-after-discharge-on-satisfaction-of-oncology-patients-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Sewar S Salmany, Lujeen Ratrout, Abdallah Amireh, Randa Agha, Noor Nassar, Nour Mahmoud, Dalia Rimawi, Lama Nazer
Purpose The aim of the study was to determine the impact of telephone follow-up calls on satisfaction in oncology patients after hospital discharge. Method A randomized controlled study, in which patients were randomized into two groups: The experimental group with the telephone follow-up (TFU) calls (intervention) and the control group (no intervention). The telephone follow-up call was conducted within 72 h after discharge. During the call, patients were asked about their medications, namely, whether they received them, understood how to take them, and whether they developed any medication-related adverse effect...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507597/low-adherence-to-national-guidelines-for-proton-pump-inhibitor-prescription-in-patients-receiving-combination-aspirin-and-anticoagulation
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Rajani Sharma, Abhik Roy, Christopher Ramos, Richard Rosenberg, Reuben Garcia-Carrasquillo, Benjamin Lebwohl
BACKGROUND: Aspirin, when used with concurrent anticoagulation, increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB). Therefore, multisociety guidelines recommend prophylactic proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) for patients receiving aspirin and anticoagulation. We aimed to determine rates and predictors of adherence to these recommendations. METHODS: All adult inpatients discharged from the hospital on aspirin and anticoagulation from July 2009 to June 2014 were retrospectively evaluated for PPI prescription on discharge instructions...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506775/supervised-or-unsupervised-rehabilitation-after-total-hip-replacement-provides-similar-improvements-for-patients-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Corinne Coulter, Diana M Perriman, Teresa M Neeman, Paul N Smith, Jennifer M Scarvell
OBJECTIVE: To determine do patients do better with unsupervised home PT or in an outpatient setting Are the outcomes after a supervised (centre-based) and an independent (home-based) physical rehabilitation program delivered in the early post-discharge phase (<8weeks) equivalent in an adult THR population. SETTING: Acute care public hospital in the region, supporting a population of almost 540,000. DESIGN: Single blinded randomised controlled trial...
May 12, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494878/factors-influencing-postoperative-pain-following-discharge-in-pediatric-ambulatory-surgery-patients
#20
Yi Cai, Lindsay Lopata, Arthur Roh, Mary Huang, Matthew A Monteleone, Shuang Wang, Lena S Sun
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To identify demographic, intraoperative, and parental factors that influence the postoperative pain experience in ambulatory surgery pediatric patients. We also monitored postoperative maladaptive behavior changes (PMBCs) to investigate the relationship between pain and PMBCs. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Discharge period after ambulatory surgery. PATIENTS: 204 patients ages 1-6years undergoing ambulatory orthopedic, urology, general surgery, and otolaryngology surgical procedures who were American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I or II...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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