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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352703/inotuzumab-ozogamicin-in-combination-with-low-intensity-chemotherapy-for-older-patients-with-philadelphia-chromosome-negative-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-a-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Hagop Kantarjian, Farhad Ravandi, Nicholas J Short, Xuelin Huang, Nitin Jain, Koji Sasaki, Naval Daver, Naveen Pemmaraju, Joseph D Khoury, Jeffrey Jorgensen, Yesid Alvarado, Marina Konopleva, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Tapan Kadia, Musa Yilmaz, Gautam Bortakhur, Jan Burger, Steven Kornblau, William Wierda, Courtney DiNardo, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Jovitta Jacob, Rebecca Garris, Susan O'Brien, Elias Jabbour
BACKGROUND: Inotuzumab ozogamicin, an anti-CD22 monoclonal antibody bound to a toxin, calicheamicin, has shown single-agent activity in relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. We aimed to assess the activity and safety of inotuzumab ozogamicin in combination with low-intensity chemotherapy in older patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. METHODS: We did a single-arm, phase 2 study at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX, USA). Eligible patients were aged 60 years or older and had newly diagnosed, Philadelphia chromosome-negative, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 3 or lower...
January 15, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351295/effects-of-a-population-based-person-centred-and-integrated-care-service-on-health-wellbeing-and-self-management-of-community-living-older-adults-a-randomised-controlled-trial-on-embrace
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Sophie L W Spoorenberg, Klaske Wynia, Ronald J Uittenbroek, Hubertus P H Kremer, Sijmen A Reijneveld
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of the population-based, person-centred and integrated care service 'Embrace' at twelve months on three domains comprising health, wellbeing and self-management among community-living older people. METHODS: Embrace supports older adults to age in place. A multidisciplinary team provides care and support, with intensity depending on the older adults' risk profile. A randomised controlled trial was conducted in fifteen general practices in the Netherlands...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341068/analysis-of-hypo-and-hypermagnesemia-in-an-intensive-care-unit-cohort
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M Broman, F Hansson, B Klarin
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate if magnesium deviations correlate with higher 180 day overall mortality or increased morbidity, compared to controls. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 5369 patients with 22,003 magnesium values treated at the Adult Intensive Care Unit at Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden during 2006-2014. The patients were retrospectively divided into a control group with only normal magnesium values 0.7-1...
January 16, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336907/a-palliative-approach-to-falls-in-advanced-dementia
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REVIEW
Andrea Iaboni, Karen Van Ooteghem, Meghan N Marcil, Amy Cockburn, Alastair J Flint, Daphna Grossman, Ron Keren
Falls are viewed as a preventable cause of injury, functional loss, and death in older adults with dementia, and have been used as a marker of quality of care in long-term care facilities. Despite intensive intervention around fall prevention in these settings, falls and injury remain frequent, particularly among residents in the advanced stages of dementia. In this clinical review, we consider the common challenges and pitfalls in both the management of falls and the provision of palliative care in advanced dementia...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336798/hospital-readmissions-in-children-with-pulmonary-hypertension-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Jordan D Awerbach, George B Mallory, Shelly Kim, Antonio G Cabrera
OBJECTIVE: To assess the rate of and risk factors for 30-day hospital readmission in children with pulmonary hypertension. STUDY DESIGN: The Pediatric Health Information System database was analyzed for patients ≤18 years old with pulmonary hypertension (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnosis codes of 416.0, 416.1, 416.8, or 416.9) admitted from 2005 through 2014. A generalized hierarchical regression model was used to determine significant ORs and 95% CIs associated with 30-day readmission...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336768/is-routine-continuous-eeg-for-traumatic-brain-injury-beneficial
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Lia Aquino, Christopher Y Kang, Megan Y Harada, Ara Ko, Amy Do-Nguyen, Eric J Ley, Daniel R Margulies, Rodrigo F Alban
Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with increased risk for early clinical and subclinical seizures. The use of continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) monitoring after TBI allows for identification and treatment of seizures that may otherwise occur undetected. Benefits of "routine" cEEG after TBI remain controversial. We examined the rate of subclinical seizures identified by cEEG in TBI patients admitted to a Level I trauma center. We analyzed a cohort of trauma patients with moderate to severe TBI (head Abbreviated Injury Score ≥3) who received cEEG within seven days of admission between October 2011 and May 2015...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336274/controlling-diabetes-continuous-glucose-monitoring-for-the-older-adult
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Caren McHenry Martin, Catherine Travis
Obtaining and maintaining adequate blood glucose control in the older adult with diabetes offers unique challenges. Intensive blood glucose control can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, which can be particularly risky in the older adult. Adding and adjusting diabetes medications in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities and numerous other medications can also be challenging. The use of professional continuous glucose monitors-which are worn by the patient for up to two weeks and record blood sugars every 5 to 15 minutes-provides pharmacists and other health care professionals with valuable data for managing the care of the older adult with diabetes...
January 1, 2018: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335475/discontinuous-ventilator-weaning-of-patients-with-acute-sci
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Wout Füssenich, Sven Hirschfeld Araujo, Birgitt Kowald, Allard Hosman, Marc Auerswald, Roland Thietje
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, single centre cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To determine factors associated with ventilator weaning success and failure in patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI); determine length of time and attempts required to wean from the ventilator successfully and determine the incidence of pneumonia. SETTING: BG Klinikum Hamburg, Level 1 trauma centre, SCI Department, Germany. METHODS: From 2010 until 2017, 165 consecutive patients with cervical SCI, initially dependent on a ventilator, were included and weaned discontinuously via tracheal cannula...
January 16, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331706/the-association-between-adherence-and-outcome-in-an-internet-intervention-for-depression
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Kristina Fuhr, Johanna Schröder, Thomas Berger, Steffen Moritz, Björn Meyer, Wolfgang Lutz, Fritz Hohagen, Martin Hautzinger, Jan Philipp Klein
BACKGROUND: Adherence to Internet interventions is often reported to be rather low and this might adversely impact the effectiveness of these interventions. We investigated if patient characteristics are associated with adherence, and if adherence is associated with treatment outcome in a large RCT of an Internet intervention for depression, the EVIDENT trial. METHODS: Patients were randomized to either care as usual (CAU) or CAU plus the Internet intervention Deprexis...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326004/health-care-associated-infections-in-iran-a-national-update-for-the-year-2015
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Babak Eshrati, Hossein Masoumi Asl, Shirin Afhami, Zahra Pezeshki, Arash Seifi
BACKGROUND: A national surveillance system for health care-associated infections (HAIs) in Iran is relatively new, and an update on incidence and mortality rates can aid clinicians and stakeholders in development of new guidelines and imperative modifications to be made. METHODS: Data were extracted from the national HAIs surveillance software for more than 7 million hospitalizations during 2015. Data regarding age, gender, deaths, ward of admission, and microbiologic findings were collected and analyzed...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325534/increasing-trend-in-hospital-deaths-consistent-among-older-decedents-in-korea-a-population-based-study-using-death-registration-database-2001-2014
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Tran Thi Xuan Mai, Eunsook Lee, Hyunsoon Cho, Yoon Jung Chang
BACKGROUND: With improvement in hospice palliative care services and long-term care, Republic of Korea (hereafter South Korea) has recorded significant changes in places of death (e.g., hospital, home), especially among older adults. Over the last few decades, the most common places of death in South Korea were hospitals. However, Koreans, especially older adults, reportedly prefer to receive terminal care and eventually die at home. This study was conducted to investigate trends in places of death among older Korean adults and factors associated therewith...
January 11, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324089/development-and-content-validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-moral-distress-among-social-workers-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Sagit Lev, Liat Ayalon
OBJECTIVE: Despite the significance of ethical issues faced by social workers, research on moral distress among social workers has been extremely limited. The aim of the current study is to describe the development and content validation of a unique questionnaire to measure moral distress among social workers in long-term care facilities for older adults in Israel. METHODS: The construction of the questionnaire was based on a secondary analysis of a qualitative study that addressed the moral dilemma of social workers in nursing homes in Israel...
January 11, 2018: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322491/influence-of-prehospital-function-and-strength-on-outcomes-of-critically-ill-older-adults
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D Clark Files, Rebecca Neiberg, Julia Rushing, Peter E Morris, Michael P Young, Hilsa Ayonayon, Tamara Harris, Anne Newman, Susan Rubin, Eric Shiroma, Denise Houston, Michael E Miller, Stephen B Kritchevsky
OBJECTIVES: To understand the influence of prehospital physical function and strength on clinical outcomes of critically ill older adults. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of prospective cohort study. SETTING: Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. PARTICIPANTS: Of 3,075 older adult Health ABC participants, we identified 575 (60% white, 61% male, mean age 79) with prehospital function or grip strength measurements within 2 years of an intensive care unit stay...
January 11, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321797/prediction-model-of-in-hospital-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-based-on-retrospective-study
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Qian Jia, Yu-Rong Wang, Ping He, Xue-Liang Huang, Wei Yan, Yang Mu, Kun-Lun He, Ya-Ping Tian
Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop a clinical risk model that is predictive of in-hospital mortality in elderly patients hospitalized with acute heart failure (AHF). Methods: 2486 patients who were 60 years and older from intensive care units of Cardiology Department in the hospital were analyzed. Independent risk factors for in-hospital mortality were obtained by binary logistic regression and then used to establish the risk prediction score system (RPSS)...
November 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316006/extubation-in-the-operating-room-after-pediatric-liver-transplant-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Harshad G Gurnaney, Scott D Cook-Sather, Abraham Shaked, Kim M Olthoff, Elizabeth B Rand, Arul M Lingappan, Mohamed A Rehman
BACKGROUND: Early extubation immediately following liver transplantation is increasingly common in adult practice. Some pediatric institutions have begun to adopt this strategy. Careful patient selection is essential in minimizing risk. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated infants and children who underwent liver transplantation between July 2011 and December 2014. Our primary objective was to determine early extubation rate. Secondary objectives were to identify clinical factors associated with successful early extubation compared with delayed extubation and to examine significant postoperative complications, intensive care unit length of stay, and hospital length of stay...
January 8, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315136/renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-critically-ill-child
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Claire A Westrope, Sarah Fleming, Melpo Kapetanstrataki, Roger C Parslow, Kevin P Morris
OBJECTIVES: Although renal replacement therapy is widely used in critically ill children, there have been few comprehensive population-based studies of its use. This article describes renal replacement therapy use, and associated outcomes, in critically ill children across the United Kingdom in the largest cohort study of this patient group. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study using prospectively collected data. SETTING: Data from the Pediatric Intensive Care Audit Network database which collects data on all children admitted to U...
January 8, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311098/repeated-influenza-vaccination-for-preventing-severe-and-fatal-influenza-infection-in-older-adults-a-multicentre-case-control-study
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Itziar Casado, Ángela Domínguez, Diana Toledo, Judith Chamorro, Jenaro Astray, Mikel Egurrola, María Amelia Fernández-Sierra, Vicente Martín, María Morales-Suárez-Varela, Pere Godoy, Jesús Castilla
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of repeated vaccination for influenza to prevent severe cases remains unclear. We evaluated the effectiveness of influenza vaccination on preventing admissions to hospital for influenza and reducing disease severity. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study in 20 hospitals in Spain during the 2013/14 and 2014/15 influenza seasons. Community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older who were admitted to hospital for laboratory-confirmed influenza were matched with inpatient controls by sex, age, hospital and admission date...
January 8, 2018: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310996/appropriateness-of-statin-prescription-in-the-elderly
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M Ruscica, C Macchi, C Pavanello, A Corsini, A Sahebkar, C R Sirtori
Statins, the most widely used drugs in the Western world, have become a pivotal component in the primary and secondary prevention of vascular diseases. Although benefits have been well documented in younger-than-75-year-old individuals, the value of statins in people aged >75years and over is controversial. The CTT meta-analysis calculated an absolute risk reduction of 0.6%/year per 38.7mg/dl reduction in LDL-C levels in patients aged >75years, that would translate into a number needed to treat of 167...
January 5, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310554/primary-arterial-switch-operation-for-late-referral-of-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-with-intact-ventricular-septum-in-the-current-era-do-we-still-need-a-rapid-two-stage-operation
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Noritaka Ota, Sivakumar Sivalingam, Kiew Kong Pau, Chee Chin Hew, Jeswant Dillon, Haifa Abdul Latiff, Hasri Samion, Mohd Azhari Yakub
OBJECTIVE: We introduced primary arterial switch operation for the patient with transposition of great arteries and intact ventricular septum (TGA-IVS) who had more than 3.5 mm of posterior left ventricle (LV) wall thickness. METHODS: Between January 2013 and June 2015, a total of 116 patients underwent arterial switch operation. Of the 116 patients, 26 with TGA-IVS underwent primary arterial switch operation at more than 30 days of age. RESULTS: The age and body weight (mean ± SD) at the operation were 120...
January 2018: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302598/what-are-the-ethical-aspects-surrounding-intensive-care-unit-admission-in-patients-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Jean-Philippe Rigaud, Audrey Large, Nicolas Meunier-Beillard, Stéphanie Gélinotte, Pierre-Louis Declercq, Fiona Ecarnot, Auguste Dargent, Jean-Pierre Quenot
Improvements in living conditions and increasing life expectancy have combined to result in ever older patients being admitted to hospital. In parallel, the increasing incidence of cancer, along with the improved efficacy of anti-cancer therapies has led to greater needs for intensive care among cancer patients. The objectives underpinning the management of cancer patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are to achieve a return to a clinical status that would allow the patient to be either, transferred back to the original unit, or discharged from the hospital with an acceptable quality of life, and where warranted, pursuit of cancer therapy...
December 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
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