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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623173/outcomes-of-transcatheter-and-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-on-maintenance-dialysis
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Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Khaled Boobes, Elad Maor, Assem Sherieh, Charanjit S Rihal, David R Holmes, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND: the introduction of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) expanded definitive therapy of aortic stenosis to many high-risk patients, but it has not been fully evaluated in the dialysis population. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the current trend and in-hospital outcome of Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and TAVR in the dialysis population. METHODS: Severe aortic stenosis patients on maintenance dialysis who underwent SAVR or TAVR in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (NIS) from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2014, were included in our comparative analysis...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615932/expanding-the-inspired-copd-outreach-program%C3%A2-to-the-emergency-department-a-feasibility-assessment
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Darcy Gillis, Jillian Demmons, Graeme Rocker
BACKGROUND: The Halifax-based INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™ is a facility-to-community home-based novel clinical initiative that through improved care transitions, self-management, and engagement in advance care planning has demonstrated a significant (60%-80%) reduction in health care utilization with substantial cost aversion. By assessing the feasibility of expanding INSPIRED into the emergency department (ED) we anticipated extending reach and potential for positive impact of INSPIRED to those with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) who avoid hospital admission...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601043/pediatric-intermediate-care-and-pediatric-intensive-care-units-picu-metrics-and-an-analysis-of-patients-that-use-both
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Andrew S Geneslaw, Haomiao Jia, Adam R Lucas, Michael S D Agus, Jeffrey D Edwards
PURPOSE: To examine how intermediate care units (IMCUs) are used in relation to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs), characterize PICU patients that utilize IMCUs, and estimate the impact of IMCUs on PICU metrics. MATERIALS & METHODS: Retrospective study of PICU patients discharged from 108 hospitals from 2009 to 2011. Patients admitted from or discharged to IMCUs were characterized. We explored the relationships between having an IMCU and several PICU metrics: physical length-of-stay (LOS), medical LOS, discharge wait time, admission severity of illness, unplanned PICU admissions from wards, and early PICU readmissions...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591172/multi-state-modelling-of-heart-failure-care-path-a-population-based-investigation-from-italy
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Francesca Gasperoni, Francesca Ieva, Giulia Barbati, Arjuna Scagnetto, Annamaria Iorio, Gianfranco Sinagra, Andrea Di Lenarda
BACKGROUND: How different risk profiles of heart failure (HF) patients can influence multiple readmissions and outpatient management is largely unknown. We propose the application of two multi-state models in real world setting to jointly evaluate the impact of different risk factors on multiple hospital admissions, Integrated Home Care (IHC) activations, Intermediate Care Unit (ICU) admissions and death. METHODS AND FINDINGS: The first model (model 1) concerns only hospitalizations as possible events and aims at detecting the determinants of repeated hospitalizations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590815/the-evaluation-of-a-strength-and-balance-exercise-program-for-falls-prevention-in-community-primary-care
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Helen Hawley-Hague, Amy Roden, Jo Abbott
We aimed to evaluate a strength and balance program delivered in the community. There is little evidence of implementation of evidence-based exercise in practice. The program was a step-down model, designed to encourage long-term exercise in community classes. The program consisted of a fully funded referral only evidence-based 12-week strength and balance (Community Otago) class, followed by an evidence-based continuous open-access community strength and balance class (Active Always). The program was offered to patients: 1) after formal falls rehabilitation (falls and fracture service); 2) after falls rehabilitation in intermediate care; and 3) referred by a GP who were not eligible for rehabilitation (preventative measure)...
June 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588070/risk-factors-for-fractures-in-children-hospitalized-in-intensive-and-intermediate-care-units
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Ian S Zenlea, Patrice Melvin, Susanna Y Huh, Nilesh Mehta, Suzanne J Reidy, Erinn T Rhodes, Nina S Ma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Fragility fractures are increasingly recognized in hospitalized children. Our study aim was to identify risk factors for fracture in children hospitalized in intensive and intermediate care units. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, case-control study comparing the clinical characteristics of children with fractures (cases) to children without fractures (controls) matched for age, sex, hospital unit, admission quarter and year, ICU length of stay, severity of illness, and resource utilization...
June 6, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585904/egyptian-experience-in-increasing-utilization-of-reperfusion-therapies-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Magd Fouad Zakaria, Hany Aref, Azza Abd ElNasser, Nagia Fahmy, Mohamed Amir Tork, Mohamed Mahmoud Fouad, Ahmed ElBokl, Tamer Roushdy, Sara ElFaramawy, Mohammad Abdullah El-Shiekh, Ramez Reda Moustafa
Background The rate of alteplase (tPA) thrombolysis utilization in acute stroke in Egypt is <1%. We report on the causes of this low rate of reperfusion therapies and take corrective action to improve it. Methods Two prospective observational studies were conducted at Ain Shams University hospitals. The first included 269 acute stroke patients admitted to the hospital over a six-month period. Obstacles to reperfusion therapy were identified, and based on the results, a corrective action plan was implemented including making alteplase(tPA) available, training, and establishing a standardized local protocol for reperfusion therapy...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583833/profile-and-results-of-frail-patient-assessed-by-advanced-practice-nursing-in-an-emergency-department
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Montserrat Solé-Casals, Emilia Chirveches-Pérez, Emma Puigoriol-Juvanteny, Núria Nubó-Puntí, Carolina Chabrera-Sanz, Mireia Subirana-Casacuberta
OBJECTIVES: To describe the profile of patients evaluated by Nurse Care Management in an Emergency Department and identify the type of alternative healthcare resource assigned and report the results of clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective follow-up, on admission to the Emergency Department in an acute hospital and on discharge from the alternative healthcare resource, of patients assessed by Nurse Care Management, from July to December 2015. The patient characteristics, social environment and results of clinical practice were studied...
June 2, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583451/assessment-of-cost-drivers-in-transsphenoidal-approaches-for-resection-of-pituitary-tumors-using-the-value-driven-outcome-database
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Michael Karsy, Andrea A Brock, Jian Guan, Erica F Bisson, William T Couldwell
INTRODUCTION: Reducing healthcare costs while improving quality of care has become imperative in neurosurgical care. The Value-Driven Outcome (VDO) database at the University of Utah is one approach that identifies cost drivers and tracks changes over time. METHODS: A retrospective review by was performed for transsphenoidal resections of pituitary adenomas from July 2012 to September 2016. Total cost, subcategory costs, and potential cost drivers were evaluated...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578883/hospital-at-home-integrated-care-program-for-older-patients-with-orthopedic-processes-an-efficient-alternative-to-usual-hospital-based-care
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Conxita Closa, Miquel À Mas, Sebastià J Santaeugènia, Marco Inzitari, Aida Ribera, Miquel Gallofré
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes and costs for patients with orthogeriatric conditions in a home-based integrated care program versus conventional hospital-based care. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental longitudinal study. SETTING: An acute care hospital, an intermediate care hospital, and the community of an urban area in the North of Barcelona, in Southern Europe. PARTICIPANTS: In a 2-year period, we recruited 367 older patients attended at an orthopedic/traumatology unit in an acute hospital for fractures and/or arthroplasty...
May 31, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570718/free-flap-reconstruction-monitoring-techniques-and-frequency-in-the-era-of-restricted-resident-work-hours
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Urjeet A Patel, David Hernandez, Yelizaveta Shnayder, Mark K Wax, Matthew M Hanasono, Joshua Hornig, Tamer A Ghanem, Matthew Old, Ryan S Jackson, Levi G Ledgerwood, Patrik Pipkorn, Lawrence Lin, Adrian Ong, Joshua B Greene, James Bekeny, Yin Yiu, Salem Noureldine, David X Li, Joel Fontanarosa, Evan Greenbaum, Jeremy M Richmon
Importance: Free flap reconstruction of the head and neck is routinely performed with success rates around 94% to 99% at most institutions. Despite experience and meticulous technique, there is a small but recognized risk of partial or total flap loss in the postoperative setting. Historically, most microvascular surgeons involve resident house staff in flap monitoring protocols, and programs relied heavily on in-house resident physicians to assure timely intervention for compromised flaps...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545475/urinary-neprilysin-in-the-critically-ill-patient
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Sahra Pajenda, Karl Mechtler, Ludwig Wagner
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients in intensive care face hazardous conditions. Among these, acute kidney injury (AKI) is frequently seen as a result of sepsis. Early diagnosis of kidney injury is of the utmost importance in the guidance of interventions or avoidance of treatment-induced kidney injury. On these grounds, we searched for markers that could indicate proximal tubular cell injury. METHODS: Urine samples of 90 patients admitted to the intensive or intermediate care unit were collected over 2 to 5 days...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523364/-structured-patient-handovers-in-perioperative-medicine-rationale-and-implementation-in-clinical-practice
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M J Merkel, V von Dossow, B Zwißler
Clear and consistent communication is pivotal for well-functioning teamwork, in operating theatres as well as intensive care units. However, patient handovers significantly vary between specialties and locations. If communication is not well structured, it might increase the risk for mishaps and malpractice. Therefore, implementing structured handover protocols is pivotal. The perioperative setting is a high-risk environment that is prone to communication failures due to operational design (frequent change of shift due to working time restrictions) and a high work load and multitasking (operating room management, short surgery times, concurrent emergencies)...
May 18, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522796/effects-of-%C3%AE-adrenoceptor-and-catechol-o-methyl-transferase-comt-polymorphism-on-postoperative-outcome-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Stefan Dhein, Pascal M Dohmen, Matthias Sauer, Julia Tews, Johannes Weickmann, Anne-Kathrin Funkat, Martin Misfeld, Michael A Borger, Friedrich W Mohr
BACKGROUND There is a long-standing debate about the role of beta-adrenoceptor polymorphisms in the cardiovascular system. We wanted to elucidate whether β1-adrenoceptor-polymorphisms affects the postoperative catecholamine consumption and the length of intermediate care unit stay in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, and whether this might be enhanced or attenuated by catechol-O-methyl-transferase (COMT) polymorphism. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 116 patients (63±1.2 years; 34% females; 81±1 kg) undergoing cardiac surgery...
May 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515954/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-thoracic-ultrasound-in-acute-respiratory-failure-the-c3po-protocol
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Peter D Wallbridge, Simon A Joosten, Liam M Hannan, Daniel P Steinfort, L Irving, J Goldin, Mark Hew
OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to assess the clinical utility of a standardised thoracic ultrasound examination when added to standard care in patients with acute respiratory failure admitted to an intermediate care unit. This study aimed to assess the impact on clinical diagnosis, clinician confidence and management. Ultrasound has been shown to have utility in patients admitted to intensive care and emergency; however, utility in a ward setting is unknown. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
May 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504495/early-use-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-the-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-acute-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-among-patients-younger-than-2-years-old
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Laura Figueroa, Federico Laffaye
OBJETIVE: To analyze the characteristics of patients younger than 2 years old who had a moderate to severe acute lower respiratory tract infection and were treated early with bubble continuous positive airway pressure, and factors associated with a successful intervention. METHOD: Retrospective and descriptive study. Children younger than 2 years old admitted to the Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit of Hospital Provincial Neuquen between June 2009 and December 2010...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487415/randomized-comparison-of-helmet-cpap-versus-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-in-pediatric-respiratory-distress
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Giovanna Vitaliti, Maria Concetta Vitaliti, Maria Carla Finocchiaro, Vita Antonella Di Stefano, Piero Pavone, Nassim Matin, Nazgol Motamed-Gorji, Riccardo Lubrano, Raffaele Falsaperla
BACKGROUND: The current study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of 2 noninvasive respiratory support methods, which included helmet CPAP and high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in children with respiratory distress admitted to a pediatric intermediate care unit. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study conducted on children with respiratory distress (age 1-24 months) who were admitted to our acute and emergency operative unit. All included subjects were randomly treated with helmet CPAP or HFNC in a 1:1 fashion until their clinical picture, oxygen saturation, and arterial blood gas (ABG) parameters resolved...
May 9, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462741/medicines-reablement-in-intermediate-health-and-social-care-services
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Kate Gerrish, Sara Laker, Sarah Wright, Wendy Stainrod
Aim To evaluate a medicines reablement initiative involving health and social care, to include consideration of the training package, proportion of patients reabled successfully, and patient and staff perspectives of the service. BACKGROUND: Intermediate care services provide short-term intervention to support patients with chronic conditions transition from hospital to community-based services and involves maximising patients' independence through reablement. The term 'medicines reablement' describes the process of rehabilitating patients to be independent with their medication...
May 2, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403334/patient-safety-incidents-and-nursing-workload
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Katya Cuadros Carlesi, Kátia Grillo Padilha, Maria Cecília Toffoletto, Carlos Henriquez-Roldán, Monica Andrea Canales Juan
Objective: to identify the relationship between the workload of the nursing team and the occurrence of patient safety incidents linked to nursing care in a public hospital in Chile. Method: quantitative, analytical, cross-sectional research through review of medical records. The estimation of workload in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) was performed using the Therapeutic Interventions Scoring System (TISS-28) and for the other services, we used the nurse/patient and nursing assistant/patient ratios...
April 6, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380151/hammock-position-and-nesting-comparison-of-physiological-and-behavioral-effects-in-preterm-infants
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Kassandra Silva Falcão Costa, Ludmylla de Oliveira Beleza, Lissandra Martins Souza, Laiane Medeiros Ribeiro
Objective: To compare the effects of the use of hammocks versus nesting in preterm infants, after diaper changing. Methods: quasi-experimental study, a cross-over trial with 30 preterm newborns in an intermediate care nursery (ICN) in a public hospital in Brasilia-DF, conducted from November 2011 to March 2012. The effects of the two interventions (nesting and hammock) after diaper changing were assessed. Student's t test with a confidence level of 95% (p <0...
March 30, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
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