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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449471/one-year-and-long-term-mortality-in-patients-hospitalized-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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María-Teresa García-Sanz, Juan-Carlos Cánive-Gómez, Laura Senín-Rial, Jorge Aboal-Viñas, Alejandra Barreiro-García, Eva López-Val, Francisco-Javier González-Barcala
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Identifying potentially-modifiable predictors of mortality could help optimize COPD patient management. The aim of this study is to determine long-term mortality following hospitalization due to acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), as well as AECOPD mortality predictors. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing the medical records of all patients admitted with AECOPD in the University Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela in 2007 and 2008...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447605/traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Christopher S Ahuja, Jefferson R Wilson, Satoshi Nori, Mark R N Kotter, Claudia Druschel, Armin Curt, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) has devastating consequences for the physical, social and vocational well-being of patients. The demographic of SCIs is shifting such that an increasing proportion of older individuals are being affected. Pathophysiologically, the initial mechanical trauma (the primary injury) permeabilizes neurons and glia and initiates a secondary injury cascade that leads to progressive cell death and spinal cord damage over the subsequent weeks. Over time, the lesion remodels and is composed of cystic cavitations and a glial scar, both of which potently inhibit regeneration...
April 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439711/-intensive-care-medicine-in-old-age-the-individual-status-is-the-determining-factor
#3
A Valentin
The increasing aging of the population in highly developed countries poses a profound impact on intensive care services. This is illustrated by a finding from a large Austrian database showing that 20% of all intensive care patients are aged ≥80 years. Age per se is not an exclusion criteria for admission to the intensive care unit, but older patients are frequently affected by multiple comorbidities and experience a decreased physiologic reserve. Due to the very heterogeneous population of aged patients and since no generally accepted criteria for admission and treatment of these patients exist, any treatment decision must be made taking into consideration the individual situation...
April 24, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438951/team-based-versus-traditional-primary-care-models-and-short-term-outcomes-after-hospital-discharge
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Bruno D Riverin, Patricia Li, Ashley I Naimi, Erin Strumpf
BACKGROUND: Strategies to reduce hospital readmission have been studied mainly at the local level. We assessed associations between population-wide policies supporting team-based primary care delivery models and short-term outcomes after hospital discharge. METHODS: We extracted claims data on hospital admissions for any cause from 2002 to 2009 in the province of Quebec. We included older or chronically ill patients enrolled in team-based or traditional primary care practices...
April 24, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435312/prevalence-of-chronic-pain-with-neuropathic-characteristics-a-randomized-telephone-survey-among-medical-center-patients-in-kuwait
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Nadia Zghoul, Edgar L Ross, Robert R Edwards, Adel Ahmed, Robert N Jamison
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain with neuropathic characteristics is considered to be an international health problem. However, surveys on the actual incidence of neuropathic pain have not been conducted in many Middle East countries, including Kuwait. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of pain and medical comorbidities among a random sample of patients treated at a large medical center in Kuwait. METHODS: A list of 1,000 patients was created from the hospital medical record system, and a telephone survey was conducted on 759 patients who responded to the phone call, of which 67...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432077/aerobic-exercise-promotes-executive-functions-and-impacts-functional-neural-activity-among-older-adults-with-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Chun Liang Hsu, John R Best, Jennifer C Davis, Lindsay S Nagamatsu, Shirley Wang, Lara A Boyd, Gy Robin Hsiung, Michelle W Voss, Janice Jennifer Eng, Teresa Liu-Ambrose
BACKGROUND: Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) results from cerebrovascular disease, and worldwide, it is the second most common type of cognitive dysfunction. While targeted aerobic training is a promising approach to delay the progression of VCI by reducing cardiometabolic risk factors, few randomised controlled trials to date have specifically assessed the efficacy of aerobic training on cognitive and brain outcomes in this group at risk for functional decline. AIM: To examine the effect of moderate-intensity aerobic training on executive functions and functional neural activity among older adults with mild subcortical ischaemic VCI (SIVCI)...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431425/the-association-of-frailty-with-outcomes-and-resource-use-after-emergency-general-surgery-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Daniel I McIsaac, Husein Moloo, Gregory L Bryson, Carl van Walraven
BACKGROUND: Older patients undergoing emergency general surgery (EGS) experience high rates of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Studies focused primarily on elective surgery indicate that frailty is an important predictor of adverse outcomes in older surgical patients. The population-level effect of frailty on EGS is poorly described. Therefore, our objective was to measure the association of preoperative frailty with outcomes in a population of older patients undergoing EGS. METHODS: We created a population-based cohort study using linked administrative data in Ontario, Canada, that included community-dwelling individuals aged >65 years having EGS...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427496/mortality-risk-factors-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Michael Schmitz, Frank P Tillmann, Ausra Paluckaite, Erich A Laufer, Brian Rayner, Lars C Rump, Peter J Heering
BACKGROUND: Mortality of critically-ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in an intensive-care setting continues to remain high. There is still uncertainty as to which factors should guide clinical judgement. METHODS: A cohort of 155 patients admitted to an intensive-care unit and necessitating RRT due to AKI were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic and clinical parameters at the time of RRT initiation were retrieved...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425246/repeated-prevalence-studies-of-nosocomial-infections-in-one-university-hospital-in-serbia
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Milena Ilic, Ljiljana Markovic-Denic
BACKGROUND/AIM: Nosocomial infections occur worldwide and affect both developed and resource-poor countries. The aim of this paper was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for nosocomial infections in one Serbian hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-point prevalence surveys were conducted in the Clinical Center of Kragujevac (1240 beds). The standard definitions for nosocomial infections of the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention were used. The authors conducted surveys according to the same protocol...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424138/comparative-analysis-of-the-paravertebral-analgesic-pump-catheter-with-the-epidural-catheter-in-elderly-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
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Brian S Shapiro, Tarik Wasfie, Mathew Chadwick, Kimberly R Barber, Raquel Yapchai
Presently, trauma guidelines recommend epidural analgesia as the optimal modality of pain relief from rib fractures. They are not ideally suited for elderly trauma patients and have disadvantages including bleeding risk. The paravertebral analgesic pump (PVP) eliminates such disadvantages and includes ease of placement in the trauma setting. This study compares pain control in patients treated by EPI versus PVP. This is a retrospective, historical cohort study comparing two methods of pain management in the trauma setting...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423388/a-national-study-of-the-effect-of-race-socioeconomic-status-and-gender-on-burn-outcomes
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Hala Bedri, Kathleen S Romanowski, Junlin Liao, Ghassan Al-Ramahi, Jason Heard, Thomas Granchi, Lucy Wibbenmeyer
Age, burn size, and inhalation injury are the major contributing variables related to burn mortality. While the female gender has been linked to higher mortality, the impact of socioeconomic status has not been well studied. The interplay between these three factors is also unknown. This study sought to clarify the effects of these variables on outcomes in a national sample of patients with burns. A retrospective review of 172,640 patient records of the National Burn Repository (version 8, 2002-2011) data was conducted...
May 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422282/analysis-of-circulating-mir-1-mir-23a-and-mir-26a-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-undergoing-coronary-bypass-artery-grafting-surgery
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Andre Feldman, Dalmo Antonio Ribeiro Moreira, Carlos Gun, Hui-Tzu Lin Wang, Mario Hiroyuki Hirata, Juliana de Freitas Germano, Gabriela Guimarães Sousa Leite, Pedro Farsky
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia after cardiac surgery. From a pathophysiological point of view, a myriad of factors such as trauma, atrial dilation, ischemia, mechanical myopericarditis, autonomic imbalance, loss of connexins, AF nest remodeling, inflammation, sutures, and dysfunction caused by postextracorporeal circulation can contribute to postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) resulting in a longer hospital stay and consequently higher cost. Recent studies showed that short fragments of RNA, called microRNA (miRNA), can contribute to the development of several cardiovascular diseases, including AF...
May 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419414/association-between-aggressive-care-and-bereaved-families-evaluation-of-end-of-life-care-for-veterans-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-who-died-in-veterans-affairs-facilities
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Mary Ersek, Susan C Miller, Todd H Wagner, Joshua M Thorpe, Dawn Smith, Cari R Levy, Risha Gidwani, Katherine Faricy-Anderson, Karl A Lorenz, Bruce Kinosian, Vincent Mor
BACKGROUND: To the authors' knowledge, little is known regarding the relationship between patients' and families' satisfaction with aggressive end-of-life care. Herein, the authors examined the associations between episodes of aggressive care (ie, chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations, and intensive care unit admissions) within the last 30 days of life and families' evaluations of end-of-life care among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: A total of 847 patients with NSCLC (34% of whom were aged <65 years) who died in a nursing home or intensive care, acute care, or hospice/palliative care (HPC) unit at 1 of 128 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers between 2010 and 2012 were examined...
April 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416561/requirements-for-and-current-provision-of-rehabilitation-services-for-children-after-severe-acquired-brain-injury-in-the-uk-a-population-based-study
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Louise Hayes, Simon Shaw, Mark S Pearce, Rob J Forsyth
OBJECTIVES: Survival with brain injury is an outcome of severe illness that may be becoming more common. Provision for children in this situation has received little attention. We sought to estimate rates of severe paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) requiring rehabilitation and to describe current provision of services for these children in the UK. METHODS: This study conducted an analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics data between April 2003 and March 2012, supplemented by a UK provider survey completed in 2015...
April 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416429/-life-threatening-sleepwalking-elpenor-s-syndrome-in-a-10-year-old-child
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M-A Madigand-Tordjman, P-J Egler, F Bertran, M Jokic, F Guénolé
Though benign in the majority of cases, sleepwalking sometimes causes injuries due, among other causes, to falls. Such accidents can be life-threatening - a situation that has been termed Elpenor syndrome (in reference to an accident experienced by a character in Homer's epic The Odyssey) - in particular when entailing defenestration. This syndrome has been described in adults and adolescents; we report here a case in a child. OBSERVATION: This 10-year-old girl was admitted at night to our hospital after a 3-m fall at home...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410590/early-predictors-of-poor-outcome-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Louise Martinell, Niklas Nielsen, Johan Herlitz, Thomas Karlsson, Janneke Horn, Matt P Wise, Johan Undén, Christian Rylander
BACKGROUND: Early identification of predictors for a poor long-term outcome in patients who survive the initial phase of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may facilitate future clinical research, the process of care and information provided to relatives. The aim of this study was to determine the association between variables available from the patient's history and status at intensive care admission with outcome in unconscious survivors of OHCA. METHODS: Using the cohort of the Target Temperature Management trial, we performed a post hoc analysis of 933 unconscious patients with OHCA of presumed cardiac cause who had a complete 6-month follow-up...
April 13, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407209/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-an-emerging-marker-predicting-prognosis-in-elderly-adults-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Emanuela Cataudella, Chiara M Giraffa, Salvatore Di Marca, Alfredo Pulvirenti, Salvatore Alaimo, Marcella Pisano, Valentina Terranova, Thea Corriere, Maria L Ronsisvalle, Rosario Di Quattro, Benedetta Stancanelli, Mauro Giordano, Carlo Vancheri, Lorenzo Malatino
OBJECTIVES: To explore the performance of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), an index of systemic inflammation that predicts prognosis of several diseases, in a cohort of elderly adults with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). DESIGN: Prospective clinical study from January 2014 to July 2016. SETTING: Unit of Internal Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. PARTICIPANTS: Elderly adults admitted for CAP (N = 195)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405846/cancer-specific-geriatric-assessment-and-quality-of-life-important-factors-in-caring-for-older-patients-with-aggressive-b-cell-lymphoma
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Karin Ribi, Stéphanie Rondeau, Felicitas Hitz, Ulrich Mey, Milica Enoiu, Thomas Pabst, Anastasios Stathis, Natalie Fischer, Kerri M Clough-Gorr
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of chemotherapy, a geriatric assessment is recommended in elderly patients with cancer. We aimed to characterize and compare patients with aggressive lymphoma by objective response and survival status based on pre-treatment cancer-specific geriatric (C-SGA) and quality of life (QoL) assessments. METHODS: Patients not eligible for anthracycline-based first-line therapy or intensive salvage regimens completed C-SGA and QoL assessment before and after a rituximab-bendamustine-lenalidomide (R-BL) treatment in a phase II clinical trial...
April 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402834/long-term-outcome-of-refractory-status-epilepticus-in-adults-a-retrospective-population-based-study
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Anne-Mari Kantanen, Matti Reinikainen, Ilkka Parviainen, Reetta Kälviäinen
PURPOSE: Refractory status epilepticus (RSE) is a neurological emergency with significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to analyze the long-term outcome of intensive care unit (ICU)-treated RSE and super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE) patients in a population based cohort. METHODS: A retrospective study of ICU- and anesthesia-treated RSE patients in Kuopio University Hospital's (KUH) special responsibility area hospitals in the central and eastern part of Finland from Jan...
April 2, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400122/description-of-acute-cardiac-care-in-2014-a-french-nation-wide-database-on-277-845-admissions-in-270-iccus
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François Roubille, Grégoire Mercier, Clément Delmas, Stéphane Manzo-Silberman, Guillaume Leurent, Meyer Elbaz, Adeline Riondel, Eric Bonnefoy-Cudraz, Patrick Henry
BACKGROUND: The Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) has greatly evolved for decades: it no longer includes only patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The clinical characteristics and pathological profiles of patients have markedly changed. Detailed data on the topic are critically lacking. METHODS: We present here a French nation-wide administrative database with an exhaustive description of patients admitted to ICCU throughout a whole year (2014). RESULTS: A total of 277,845 patients in 270 centers were admitted to ICCUs at least once in 2014 (exhaustive data)...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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