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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643443/national-high-flow-nasal-cannula-and-bronchiolitis-survey-highlights-need-for-further-research-and-evidence-based-guidelines
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Paula Sokuri, Paula Heikkilä, Matti Korppi
AIM: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy provides non-invasive respiratory support for infant bronchiolitis and its use has increased following good clinical experiences. This national study describes HFNC use in Finland during a severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) epidemic. METHODS: A questionnaire on using HFNC for infant bronchiolitis during the 2015-2016 RSV epidemic was sent to the head physicians of 18 Finnish children's hospitals providing inpatient care for infants: 17 hospitals answered, covering 77...
June 23, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625367/impact-of-aha-s-2007-guideline-change-on-incidence-of-infective-endocarditis-in-infants-and-children
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Rie Sakai Bizmark, Ruey-Kang R Chang, Yusuke Tsugawa, Kenneth M Zangwill, Ichiro Kawachi
Use a nationally representative sample to assess impacts of new clinical guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2007 for many types of invasive procedures, with recommendations for significant decreases in antimicrobial prophylaxis use. STUDY DESIGN: Interrupted time series analyses of pediatric hospitalizations for Infective Endocarditis (IE), using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, identified IE hospitalizations for patients <18 years old from 2001 to 2012...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624885/cardiac-rehabilitation-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-women
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Amanda L Bennett, Carl J Lavie, Sherry L Grace
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is among the leading burdens of disease among women. It is a significant driver of morbidity and chronically undermines their quality of life. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is indicated for ACS patients in clinical practice guidelines, including those specifically for women. CR is a multi-component model of care, proven to reduce mortality and morbidity, including in women. However, women are significantly less likely to be referred to CR by providers, and if they are referred, to enroll and adhere to programs...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624059/exploring-regional-variability-in-utilization-of-antireflux-surgery-in-children
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Heather L Short, Wanzhe Zhu, Courtney McCracken, Curtis Travers, Lance A Waller, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: There is significant variation surrounding the indications, surgical approaches, and outcomes for children undergoing antireflux procedures (ARPs) resulting in geographic variation of care. Our purpose was to quantify this geographic variation in the utilization of ARPs in children. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis of the 2009 Kid's Inpatient Database was performed to identify patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease or associated diagnoses. Regional surgical utilization rates were determined, and a mixed effects model was used to identify factors associated with the use of ARPs...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622739/impact-of-a-collaborative-strategy-to-reduce-the-inappropriate-use-of-acid-suppressive-therapy-in-non-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Kristen D Belfield, Arpi G Kuyumjian, Rafael Teran, Mariette Amadi, Melissa Blatt, Keri Bicking
BACKGROUND: Stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is inappropriately prescribed in more than 30% of non-intensive care unit (ICU) patients, leading to unnecessary adverse events as well as increases in economic burden. OBJECTIVE: There was an increasing trend in the prophylactic use of acid suppressive therapy (AST) in non-critically ill patients at our institution, which prompted this initiative aimed at reducing the inappropriate use of AST in non-ICU patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective interventional study that consisted of formulation of a guideline, education to the hospitalist service, and intervention by clinical pharmacists...
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618755/isolation-rates-and-antibiotic-susceptibilities-of-different-enterobacteriaceae-species-as-urinary-tract-infection-agents-in-turkey-a-systematic-review
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Caner Yürüyen, Yeşim Gürol, Sabire Ferda Kaleağasioğlu, Elif Çiğdem Kaspar, Gülden Yilmaz
BACKGROUND/AIM: In Turkey, few systematic reviews have analyzed the results of studies on the isolation rates of urinary tract infection agents and their antibiotic susceptibilities. This review was done to fill this gap and enable the correct application of guideline-based medical therapy by determining the isolation rates and antibiotic susceptibilities of different Enterobacteriaceae species in Turkey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Relevant studies found from various databases with the help of previously specified search strategies were examined and eliminated according to eligibility criteria...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604084/an-initial-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-german-promis-v1-2-physical-function-item-bank-in-patients-with-a-wide-range-of-health-conditions
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Gregor Liegl, Matthias Rose, Helena Correia, H Felix Fischer, Sibel Kanlidere, Annett Mierke, Alexander Obbarius, Sandra Nolte
OBJECTIVES: To translate the PROMIS Physical Function (PF) item bank version 1.2 into German and to investigate psychometric properties of resulting full bank and seven derived short forms. DESIGN: Cross-sectional psychometric study. SETTING: Inpatient and outpatient clinics of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. SUBJECTS: A total of 10 adult patients with various chronic diseases participated in cognitive debriefing interviews...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599642/regional-and-hospital-variations-in-the-extent-of-decline-in-the-proportion-of-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-performed-for-nonacute-indications-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Fu-Wen Liang, Tsung-Hsueh Lu, Hsin-Min Wu, Jo-Chi Lee, Wei-Hsian Yin
BACKGROUND: The volume and percentage of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) performed for nonacute indications have declined in the United States since 2007. However, little is known if similar trends occurred in Taiwan. METHODS: We used data from Taiwan National Health Insurance inpatient claims to examine the regional and hospital variations in the extent of decline in the percentage of nonacute indication PCIs from 2007 to 2012. RESULTS: The volume of total PCIs persistently increased from 29,032 in 2007 to 35,811 in 2010 and 37,426 in 2012...
June 9, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585669/effectiveness-of-traumatic-brain-injury-management-guideline-introduction-in-hungary
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Abayomi Sorinola, Andras Buki, Janos Sandor, Endre Czeiter
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the impact of the Traumatic Brain Injury management guideline introduction in Hungary. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hospital discharge records (HDR) including age, gender, codes of interventions applied, ICD codes of diagnosed disorders of patients admitted between 01/01/2004 and 31/12/2010 with diagnosis of intracranial injury (S06 by ICD10) from every inpatient institution in Hungary were collected from the database of National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF)...
April 27, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585273/direct-access-colonoscopy-impact-of-intervention-on-time-to-colorectal-cancer-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-north-west-tasmania
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Penny Allen, Lucy Gately, Patricia Banks, Adrian Y S Lee, Garry Hamilton, Lavinia Tan, Sheryl Sim
BACKGROUND: Direct access colonoscopy (DAC) allows general practitioners to refer directly for colonoscopy, without specialist review. Research suggests DAC reduces times to diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. However, there is no information about outcomes of DAC in Australia. AIMS: To determine if Direct Access Colonoscopy (DAC) in North-West Tasmania expedited colorectal diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: Pre-post intervention study evaluating time from referral to diagnosis and definitive treatment...
June 6, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584832/the-proportion-of-unmet-costs-considering-inpatients-billing-of-selected-hospitals-after-2014-health-system-reform-implementation-in-isfahan-province
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Parnaz Naghdi, Mahan Mohammadi, Mohammad Ali Jahangard, Alireza Yousefe, Noora Rafiee
INTRODUCTION: Since 2013, in Iran's health care, the contribution of direct payments for health-care services was estimated more than 50 % of all expenditures. In May 2014, Iran's health-care reform was established to improve health services quality and reduce patients' out-of-pocket payments <10% in urban and 5% in rural areas. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to investigate unmet costs (those which are not covered either by the insurance companies nor the recent reform coverage mentioned in Sections 1...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583761/bundled-payments-for-care-improvement-boom-or-bust
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Brian M Curtin, Robert D Russell, Susan M Odum
BACKGROUND: As early implementors of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, our private practice sought to compare our readmission rates, post-acute care utilization, and length of stay for the first year under BPCI compared to baseline data. METHODS: We used CMS data to compare total expenditures of all diagnosis-related groups (DRGs). Medicare patients who underwent orthopedic surgery between 2009 and 2012 were defined as non-BPCI (n = 8415) and were compared to Medicare BPCI patients (n = 4757) who had surgery in 2015...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578710/compliance-with-clostridium-difficile-treatment-guidelines-effect-on-patient-outcomes
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K T Crowell, K G Julian, M Katzman, A S Berg, A Tinsley, E D Williams, W A Koltun, E Messaris
Guidelines for the severity classification and treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) were published by Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)/Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) in 2010; however, compliance and efficacy of these guidelines has not been widely investigated. This present study assessed compliance with guidelines and its effect on CDI patient outcomes as compared with before these recommendations. A retrospective study included all adult inpatients with an initial episode of CDI treated in a single academic center from January 2009 to August 2014...
June 5, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574315/the-effect-of-nachri-children-s-hospital-designation-on-outcome-in-pediatric-malignant-brain-tumors
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Daniel A Donoho, Timothy Wen, Jonathan Liu, Hosniya Zarabi, Eisha Christian, Steven Cen, Gabriel Zada, J Gordon McComb, Mark D Krieger, William J Mack, Frank J Attenello
OBJECTIVE Although current pediatric neurosurgery guidelines encourage the treatment of pediatric malignant brain tumors at specialized centers such as pediatric hospitals, there are limited data in support of this recommendation. Previous studies suggest that children treated by higher-volume surgeons and higher-volume hospitals may have better outcomes, but the effect of treatment at dedicated children's hospitals has not been investigated. METHODS The authors analyzed the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) from 2000-2009 and included all patients undergoing a craniotomy for malignant pediatric brain tumors based on ICD-9-CM codes...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573365/-home-treatment-for-people-with-acute-mental-illnesses
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REVIEW
U Hepp, N Stulz
Home treatment has been proposed as an alternative to acute psychiatric inpatient treatment. Health insurance systems in Germany and in Switzerland hinder the nationwide implementation of home treatment teams into mental health systems, although the German S3 guidelines for psychosocial treatments of severe mental illnesses recommend provision of acute care at home. Evidence for home treatment is positive, yet there are only few up-to-date studies from Europe and differential indication criteria are lacking...
June 1, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567278/psychosocial-stimulation-interventions-for-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-systematic-review
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Allison I Daniel, Robert H Bandsma, Lyubov Lytvyn, Wieger P Voskuijl, Isabel Potani, Meta van den Heuvel
BACKGROUND: The WHO Guidelines for the inpatient treatment of severely malnourished children include a recommendation to provide sensory stimulation or play therapy for children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). This systematic review was performed to synthesize evidence around this recommendation. Specifically, the objective was to answer the question: "In children with severe acute malnutrition, does psychosocial stimulation improve child developmental, nutritional, or other outcomes?" METHODS: A review protocol was registered on the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO 2016: CRD42016036403)...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564699/suicide-rates-after-discharge-from-psychiatric-facilities-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Daniel Thomas Chung, Christopher James Ryan, Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic, Swaran Preet Singh, Clive Stanton, Matthew Michael Large
Importance: High rates of suicide after psychiatric hospitalization are reported in many studies, yet the magnitude of the increases and the factors underlying them remain unclear. Objectives: To quantify the rates of suicide after discharge from psychiatric facilities and examine what moderates those rates. Data Sources: English-language, peer-reviewed publications published from January 1, 1946, to May 1, 2016, were located using MEDLINE, PsychINFO, and EMBASE with the search terms ((suicid*)...
May 31, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557714/innovative-use-of-the-electronic-health-record-to-support-harm-reduction-efforts
#18
Daniel Hyman, Jenae Neiman, Michael Rannie, Renee Allen, Marguerite Swietlik, Andrea Balzer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Awareness of the impact of preventable harm on patients and families has resulted in extensive efforts to make our health care systems safer. We determined that, in our hospital, patients experienced 1 of 9 types of preventable harm approximately every other day. In an effort to expedite early identification of patients at risk and provide timely intervention, we used the electronic health record's (EHR) documentation to enable decision support, data capture, and auditing and implemented reporting tools to reduce rates of harm...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554223/outpatient-management-of-severe-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-a-review-of-existing-guidelines
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Amr Gebril, Haitham Hamoda, Raj Mathur
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a potentially serious complication of assisted reproductive treatment. Management of women with severe OHSS has traditionally included hospitalisation for close monitoring and supportive treatment. The aim of this review is to assess the evidence for safety and efficacy of outpatient management of severe OHSS. A systematic review of studies describing outpatient management options was performed. Current guidance from advisory bodies was also reviewed. Outpatient management has been found in observational studies to be safe and cost-effective compared to inpatient management...
May 29, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552256/management-of-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-guidelines-from-the-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-de-pneumologie-de-langue-fran%C3%A3-aise-summary
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S Jouneau, M Dres, A Guerder, N Bele, A Bellocq, A Bernady, G Berne, A Bourdin, G Brinchault, P R Burgel, N Carlier, F Chabot, J M Chavaillon, J Cittee, Y E Claessens, B Delclaux, G Deslée, A Ferré, A Gacouin, C Girault, C Ghasarossian, P Gouilly, C Gut-Gobert, J Gonzalez-Bermejo, G Jebrak, F Le Guillou, G Léveiller, A Lorenzo, H Mal, N Molinari, H Morel, V Morel, F Noel, H Pégliasco, J M Perotin, J Piquet, S Pontier, A Rabbat, M Revest, G Reychler, S Stelianides, P Surpas, P Tattevin, N Roche
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the chronic respiratory disease with the most important burden on public health in terms of morbidity, mortality and health costs. For patients, COPD is a major source of disability because of dyspnea, restriction in daily activities, exacerbation, risk of chronic respiratory failure and extra-respiratory systemic organ disorders. The previous French Language Respiratory Society (SPLF) guidelines on COPD exacerbations were published in 2003. Using the GRADE methodology, the present document reviews the current knowledge on COPD exacerbation through 4 specific outlines: (1) epidemiology, (2) clinical evaluation, (3) therapeutic management and (4) prevention...
May 25, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
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