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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319582/trends-in-the-purchase-of-surgical-care-in-the-community-by-the-veterans-health-administration-va
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Amy K Rosen, William O'Brien, Qi Chen, Michael Shwartz, Kamal F M Itani, William Gunnar
BACKGROUND: The 2014 implementation of the Veterans Choice Program increased opportunities for Veterans to receive care in the community. Although surgical care is a Veterans Health Administration (VA) priority, little is known about the types of surgeries provided in the VA versus those referred to community care (CC), and whether Veterans are increasing their use of surgical care through CC with these additional opportunities. OBJECTIVES: To examine national trends across VA facilities in the frequencies and types of surgeries provided in the VA and through CC, and explore the association between facilities' purchase of care with rurality and surgical complexity designation...
March 17, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319519/process-improvement-initiative-for-the-perioperative-management-of-patients-with-a-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device
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Margaret K Menzel Ellis, Miriam M Treggiari, Jamie M Robertson, Marc A Rozner, Peter F Graven, Michael F Aziz, Matthias J Merkel, Edward A Kahl, Norman A Cohen, Eric C Stecker, Peter M Schulman
BACKGROUND: Economic, personnel, and procedural challenges often complicate and interfere with efficient and safe perioperative care of patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). In the context of a process improvement initiative, we created and implemented a comprehensive anesthesiologist-run perioperative CIED service to respond to all routine requests for perioperative CIED consultations at a large academic medical center. This study was designed to determine whether this new care model was associated with improved operating room efficiency, reduced institutional cost, and adequate patient safety...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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/28314547/brief-assessment-of-subjective-health-complaints-development-validation-and-population-norms-of-a-brief-form-of-the-giessen-subjective-complaints-list-gbb-8
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Sören Kliem, Anna Lohmann, Thimna Klatt, Thomas Mößle, Florian Rehbein, Andreas Hinz, Manfred Beutel, Elmar Brähler
OBJECTIVE: Although there is no causal relationship to medical morbidity, routine clinical assessment of somatic symptoms aids medical diagnosis and assessment of treatment effectiveness. Regardless of their causes, somatic symptoms indicate suffering, distress, and help-seeking behavior. The aim of the present study was to develop and validate a brief self-report questionnaire to assess somatic symptom strain. METHODS: A brief form of the Giessen Subjective Complaints List (GBB-8) was developed and validated in a large population sample representative of the Federal Republic of Germany (N=2008)...
April 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
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/28304261/self-care-motivation-among-patients-with-heart-failure-a-qualitative-study-based-on-orem-s-theory
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Ghasem Abotalebidariasari, Robabe Memarian, Zohreh Vanaki, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Nasim Naderi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Initiating and adhering to self-care activities necessitate self-care motivation. This study was undertaken in Iran to explore self-care motivation among patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS: This qualitative study was done in 2014 and 2015. Study participants were patients with HF and their family members who were purposively selected from Shaheed Rajaei Cardiovascular, Medical and Research Center, Tehran, Iran. The study data were collected from December 2014 to May 2015 by doing in-depth semistructured face-to-face interviews and were analyzed via the directed content analysis approach...
November 1, 2016: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301501/assessment-of-potential-factors-associating-with-costs-of-hospitalizing-cardiovascular-diseases-in-141-hospitals-in-guangxi-china
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Li-Fang Zhou, Mao-Xin Zhang, Ling-Qian Kong, Jun-Jun Liu, Qi-Ming Feng, Wei Lu, Bo Wei, Lue Ping Zhao
BACKGROUND: The rising cost of healthcare is of great concern in China, as evidenced by the media features negative reports almost daily. However there are only a few studies from well-developed cities, like Beijing or Shanghai, and little is known about healthcare costs in rest of the country. In this study, we use hospitalization summary reports (HSRs) from admitted cardiovascular diseases patients in Guangxi hospitals during 2013-2016, and we investigate temporal trends of healthcare costs and associated factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296374/-protocol-for-the-care-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-emergency-c%C3%A3-digo-infarto-the-infarction-code
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Gabriela Borrayo-Sánchez, Gilberto Pérez-Rodríguez, Olga Georgina Martínez-Montañez, Eduardo Almeida-Gutiérrez, Erick Ramírez-Arias, Joel Estrada-Gallegos, Norma Magdalena Palacios-Jiménez, Martín Rosas-Peralta, Efraín Arizmendi-Uribe, Jesús Arriaga-Dávila
Cardiovascular diseases are a major public health problem because of their they impact on more than 30% of all deaths worldwide. In our country and in the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) are also the leading cause of death and the main cause of lost of healthy life years due to disability or premature death. 50% of deaths are premature; most of them are due to acute myocardial infarct. However, the investment for cardiovascular health is poor and there are no comprehensive cares programs focused on the treatment of this diseases or the control of their risk factors...
March 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295959/the-albuminuria-lowering-response-to-dapagliflozin-is-variable-and-reproducible-between-individual-patients
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Sergei I Petrykiv, Gozewijn D Laverman, Dick de Zeeuw, Hiddo J L Heerspink
AIMS: Albuminuria reduction is essential for renal and cardiovascular protection. We characterized the efficacy of dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor, on albuminuria. Secondly, we assessed whether the albuminuria lowering effect varies between patients, and whether this variability in response is reproducible. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled crossover trial was conducted. Patients with type 2 diabetes and albumin:creatinine ratio >100 mg/g on a stable dose of an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitor (ACEi) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) were enrolled...
March 14, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294880/-results-of-monitoring-of-the-plan-of-measures-directed-to-reduction-of-ischemic-heart-disease-in-north-caucasus-republics-analysis-of-dynamics-of-cardio-vascular-mortality
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M N Mamedov
Comparative analysis of dynamics of cardiovascular mortality in Russia and foreign countries as well as main directions of development of cardiological service in Russia are presented in this review article. Plan of measures for reduction of mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) was created in 2015. This plan comprises 4 blocks of assessment of the following measures: directed at improvement of primary IHD prevention (1), directed at secondary prevention of complications of IHD (2); directed at improvement of efficacy of medical care of patients with IHD (3), and directed at monitoring of some demographic parameters (4)...
May 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291623/bmi-is-inversely-correlated-to-the-risk-of-mortality-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-hospitalized-for-acute-heart-failure-findings-from-the-gulf-acute-heart-failure-gulf-care-registry
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Charbel Abi Khalil, Kadhim Sulaiman, Rajvir Singh, Amin Jayyousi, Nidal Asaad, Khalid F AlHabib, Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Mohammed Al-Jarallah, Bassam Bulbanat, Wael AlMahmeed, Soha Dargham, Mustafa Ridha, Nooshin Bazargani, Haitham Amin, Ahmed Al-Motarreb, Husam AlFaleh, Abdelfatah Elasfar, Prashanth Panduranga, Jassim Al Suwaidi
BACKGROUND: A U-shaped relationship has been reported between BMI and cardiovascular events among patients with acute heart failure (AHF). We hypothesized that an obesity paradox also governs the relationship between BMI and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and AHF. METHODS: We studied 3-month and 12-month mortality in patients with T2D hospitalized for AHF according to 5 BMI categories: Underweight (<20kg/m(2)), normal weight (referent group, 20-24...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290883/-a-review-of-recent-european-clinical-guidelines-what-useful-for-the-practitioner
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M N Mamedov
This review article provides an outline of 5 of the updated clinical practice guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology developed by leading experts of the relevant working groups of the society. Guidelines deal with new approaches to identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pericardial diseases, ventricular arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, infective endocarditis and acute coronary syndrome without ST segment elevation and comprise new diagnostic algorithms. Risk stratification and taking into account etiological factors are considered as important links for conduct of medical and surgical treatments of corresponding cardiovascular diseases...
August 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290160/risk-scoring-for-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kunal N Karmali, Stephen D Persell, Pablo Perel, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Mark A Berendsen, Mark D Huffman
BACKGROUND: The current paradigm for cardiovascular disease (CVD) emphasises absolute risk assessment to guide treatment decisions in primary prevention. Although the derivation and validation of multivariable risk assessment tools, or CVD risk scores, have attracted considerable attention, their effect on clinical outcomes is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of evaluating and providing CVD risk scores in adults without prevalent CVD on cardiovascular outcomes, risk factor levels, preventive medication prescribing, and health behaviours...
March 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286646/primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-review-of-contemporary-guidance-and-literature
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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/28285379/evolocumab-for-treating-primary-hypercholesterolaemia-and-mixed-dyslipidaemia-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Christopher Carroll, Paul Tappenden, Rachid Rafia, Jean Hamilton, Duncan Chambers, Mark Clowes, Paul Durrington, Nadeem Qureshi, Anthony S Wierzbicki
As part of its single technology appraisal (STA) process, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer of evolocumab (Amgen) to submit evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of evolocumab. The appraisal assessed evolocumab as monotherapy or in combination with a statin with or without ezetimibe, or in combination with ezetimibe (without statin therapy), in adult patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia (which includes mixed dyslipidaemia), for whom statins do not provide optimal control of their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and/or for whom statins are contraindicated or not tolerated...
March 11, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284202/effects-of-integrated-chronic-care-models-on-hypertension-outcomes-and-spending-a-multi-town-clustered-randomized-trial-in-china
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Yuting Zhang, Wenxi Tang, Yan Zhang, Lulu Liu, Liang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Hypertension affects one billion people globally and is one of the leading risk factors for cardiovascular and renal diseases. However, hypertension management remains poor, especially in rural China. METHODS: A clustered randomized controlled trial was conducted in six towns in China's Qianjiang county between 7/2012 and 6/2014, including 5462 hypertension patients above 35 years old. Six towns were randomly assigned to three groups: Group 1 had the integrated care model including a multidisciplinary team and continuous care coordination, Group 2 had both the integrated care model and provider-level financial incentives, and the control group had the usual care...
March 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282521/surgical-site-infections-in-patients-receiving-osteomyocutaneous-free-flaps-to-the-head-and-neck-does-choice-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-matter
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James Murphy, Amal Isaiah, Donita Dyalram, Joshua E Lubek
PURPOSE: The most appropriate prophylactic antibiotic for clean-and-contaminated head and neck osteomyocutaneous free flap (OFF) tissue transfer procedures is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the choice of perioperative antibiotic was related to recipient surgical site infection (SSI) in patients receiving an OFF to the head and neck. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated SSI in relation to the perioperative antibiotic received from July 2010 through October 2013 at a tertiary care medical center...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280901/does-training-of-general-practitioners-for-intensive-treatment-of-people-with-screen-detected-diabetes-have-a-spillover-effect-on-mortality-and-cardiovascular-morbidity-in-at-risk-individuals-with-normoglycaemia-results-from-the-addition-denmark-cluster-randomised
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Rebecca K Simmons, Niels H Bruun, Daniel R Witte, Knut Borch-Johnsen, Marit E Jørgensen, Annelli Sandbæk, Torsten Lauritzen
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Within a trial of intensive treatment of people with screen-detected diabetes, we aimed to assess a potential spillover effect of the trial intervention on incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality among people who screened positive on a diabetes risk questionnaire but who were normoglycaemic. METHODS: In the Anglo-Danish-Dutch Study of Intensive Treatment In People with Screen-Detected Diabetes in Primary Care (ADDITION)-Denmark trial, 175 general practices were cluster-randomised into: (1) screening plus routine care of individuals with screen-detected diabetes (control group); or (2) screening plus training and support in intensive multifactorial treatment of individuals with screen-detected diabetes (intervention group)...
March 9, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279964/serum-creatinine-elevation-after-renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-and-long-term-cardiorenal-risks-cohort-study
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Morten Schmidt, Kathryn E Mansfield, Krishnan Bhaskaran, Dorothea Nitsch, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Liam Smeeth, Laurie A Tomlinson
Objective To examine long term cardiorenal outcomes associated with increased concentrations of creatinine after the start of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker treatment.Design Population based cohort study using electronic health records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics.Setting UK primary care, 1997-2014.Participants Patients starting treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (n=122 363)...
March 9, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279378/primary-prevention-of-cvd-the-role-of-imaging-trials
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REVIEW
Alan Rozanski, Joseph B Muhlestein, Daniel S Berman
The optimal approach for screening for cardiovascular disease remains controversial. A new standard of "therapeutic efficacy" requires that screening tests which involve cardiac imaging not only predict events but also improve clinical outcomes compared with usual care. To date, 5 prospective randomized trials have been conducted to compare outcomes based on imaging-guided screening and prevention versus assignment to usual care in screening populations. One trial involved cardiac stress imaging, 3 involved coronary artery calcium scanning, and 1 involved coronary computed tomography angiography...
March 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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