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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346284/an-electronic-cardiac-rehabilitation-referral-system-increases-cardiac-rehabilitation-referrals
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James P Pirruccello, Kathleen C Traynor, Pradeep Natarajan, Carol Brown, Michael K Hidrue, Kenneth A Rosenfield, Sekar Kathiresan, Jason H Wasfy
AIM: Although cardiac rehabilitation attendance is associated with improved clinical outcomes for patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), it remains underutilized nationally. We sought to determine whether replacing traditional, paper-based referrals for cardiac rehabilitation for patients with AMI with an electronic referral system would increase utilization. METHODS AND RESULTS: We implemented the change from traditional, paper-based referrals to electronic referrals at the Massachusetts General Hospital on 10 December 2013...
March 24, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320331/a-multi-component-cognitive-behavioural-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-fear-of-falling-after-hip-fracture-fit-hip-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Maaike N Scheffers-Barnhoorn, Jolanda C M van Haastregt, Jos M G A Schols, Gertrudis I J M Kempen, Romke van Balen, Jan H M Visschedijk, Wilbert B van den Hout, Eve M Dumas, Wilco P Achterberg, Monica van Eijk
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture is a common injury in the geriatric population. Despite surgical repair and subsequent rehabilitation programmes, functional recovery is often limited, particularly in individuals with multi-morbidity. This leads to high care dependency and subsequent use of healthcare services. Fear of falling has a negative influence on recovery after hip fracture, due to avoidance of activity and subsequent restriction in mobility. Although fear of falling is highly prevalent after hip fracture, no structured treatment programme is currently available...
March 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320217/patient-centered-mobility-outcome-preferences-according-to-individuals-with-stroke-and-caregivers-a-qualitative-analysis
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Shilpa Krishnan, Monique R Pappadis, Susan C Weller, Steve R Fisher, Catherine C Hay, Timothy A Reistetter
PURPOSE: To explore the mobility-related preferences among stroke survivors and caregivers following post-acute rehabilitation at inpatient or skilled nursing facilities. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study; semi-structured, qualitative interviews of stroke survivors (n = 24) and informal caregivers (n = 15) were conducted. The participants were recruited from the community. RESULTS: Comparative content analysis was used to identify themes by two independent coders...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314625/transthyretin-concentrations-in-acute-stroke-patients-predict-convalescent-rehabilitation
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Naofumi Isono, Yuki Imamura, Keiko Ohmura, Norihide Ueda, Shinji Kawabata, Motomasa Furuse, Toshihiko Kuroiwa
OBJECTIVE: For stroke patients, intensive nutritional management is an important and effective component of inpatient rehabilitation. Accordingly, acute care hospitals must detect and prevent malnutrition at an early stage. Blood transthyretin levels are widely used as a nutritional monitoring index in critically ill patients. Here, we had analyzed the relationship between the transthyretin levels during the acute phase and Functional Independence Measure in stroke patients undergoing convalescent rehabilitation...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280351/regional-variation-in-post-stroke-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-care-among-veteran-residents-in-community-nursing-homes
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Huanguang Jia, Qinglin Pei, Charles T Sullivan, Diane C Cowper Ripley, Samuel S Wu, W Bruce Vogel, Xinping Wang, Douglas E Bidelspach, Jennifer L Hale-Gallardo, Barbara E Bates
INTRODUCTION: Effective post-acute multidisciplinary rehabilitation therapy improves stroke survivors' functional recovery and daily living activities. The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) places veterans needing post-acute institutional care in private community nursing homes (CNHs). These placements are made under the same rules and regulations across the VA health care system and through individual per diem contracts between local VA facilities and CNHs. However, there is limited information about utilization of these veterans' health services as well as the geographic variation of the service utilization...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271907/using-technology-to-overcome-the-language-barrier-the-cognitive-assessment-for-aphasia-app
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Kylie Janine Wall, Toby Borland Cumming, Sebastian Thomas Koenig, Anita Maria Pelecanos, David Andrew Copland
PURPOSE: We developed and explored the feasibility and user acceptance of the Cognitive Assessment for Aphasia App: a non-immersive virtual reality cognitive assessment for stroke survivors, designed to be inclusive of individuals with aphasia. METHODS: Participants were assessed on a battery of pen-and-paper cognitive tests and the Cognitive Assessment for Aphasia App. Feasibility was explored by quantifying missing data for test completion, determining user acceptance for the app by measuring participants' preferred testing method, enjoyment and perceived task difficulty and time-taken to complete the test...
March 8, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267943/hospitals-with-briefer-than-average-lengths-of-stays-for-common-surgical-procedures-do-not-have-greater-odds-of-either-re-admission-or-use-of-short-term-care-facilities
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F Dexter, R H Epstein, E U Dexter, D A Lubarsky, E C Sun
We considered whether senior hospital managers and department chairs need to be concerned that small reductions in average hospital length of stay (LOS) may be associated with greater rates of re-admission, use of home health care, and/or transfers to short-term care facilities. The 2013 United States Nationwide Readmissions Database was used to study surgical Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) with 1) national median LOS ≥3 days and 2) ≥10 hospitals in the database that each had ≥100 discharges for the DRG...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267694/the-association-between-medicare-eligibility-and-gains-in-access-to-rehabilitative-care-a-national-regression-discontinuity-assessment-of-patients-ages-64-versus-65-years
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Cheryl K Zogg, John W Scott, David Metcalfe, Anupamaa J Seshadri, Thomas C Tsai, W Austin Davis, John A Rose, Olubode A Olufajo, Syed Nabeel Zafar, Ali Salim, Adil H Haider
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess for changes in uninsured rates among trauma patients at age 64 versus 65 years and whether there are associated changes in post-discharge rehabilitation; determine whether changes are driven by rehabilitation provided at home, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), or acute inpatient facilities; and determine whether changes vary among stratified subgroups of trauma-related "best-practice" factors. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Rehabilitation is an important component of high-quality trauma systems with access heavily influenced by insurance status...
April 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264614/occupational-therapy-for-complex-inpatients-with-stroke-identification-of-occupational-needs-in-post-acute-rehabilitation-setting
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Margherita Schiavi, Stefania Costi, Martina Pellegrini, Debora Formisano, Sergio Borghi, Stefania Fugazzaro
PURPOSE: Inpatients admitted to rehabilitation express needs not linked to disease causing hospitalization. This observational cross-sectional study identifies features and occupational needs of complex inpatients during rehabilitation, focusing on function and ability, regardless of diagnosis. METHOD: This study included sixteen adult inpatients with stroke, deemed complex according to Rehabilitation Complexity Scale-Extended, at admission to Rehabilitation ward (from July 2014 to February 2015)...
February 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260915/prevalence-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-employable-patients-after-acute-coronary-event-in-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Annett Salzwedel, Maria-Dorothea Heidler, Kathrin Haubold, Martin Schikora, Rona Reibis, Karl Wegscheider, Michael Jöbges, Heinz Völler
INTRODUCTION: Adequate cognitive function in patients is a prerequisite for successful implementation of patient education and lifestyle coping in comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs. Although the association between cardiovascular diseases and cognitive impairments (CIs) is well known, the prevalence particularly of mild CI in CR and the characteristics of affected patients have been insufficiently investigated so far. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 496 patients (54...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241434/data-collection-and-analysis-using-wearable-sensors-for-monitoring-knee-range-of-motion-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Chih-Yen Chiang, Kun-Hui Chen, Kai-Chun Liu, Steen Jun-Ping Hsu, Chia-Tai Chan
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common treatment for degenerative osteoarthritis of that articulation. However, either in rehabilitation clinics or in hospital wards, the knee range of motion (ROM) can currently only be assessed using a goniometer. In order to provide continuous and objective measurements of knee ROM, we propose the use of wearable inertial sensors to record the knee ROM during the recovery progress. Digitalized and objective data can assist the surgeons to control the recovery status and flexibly adjust rehabilitation programs during the early acute inpatient stage...
February 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238528/impact-of-insurance-precertification-on-discharge-of-stroke-patients-to-acute-rehabilitation-or-skilled-nursing-facility
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Andrew L Smith, Ashish Kulhari, Julie A Wolfram, Anthony Furlan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine if the common insurance practice of requiring precertification before a medically ready stroke patient can be discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) causes a delay in discharge. Eliminating delays in discharge of stroke patients is important given the increasing demands for health-care efficiency after the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 1007 patients who were admitted to our comprehensive stroke center with the primary diagnosis of stroke over a 12-month period was performed...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214235/effects-of-postacute-settings-on-readmission-rates-and-reasons-for%C3%A2-readmission-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Rodney Laine Welsh, James E Graham, Amol M Karmarkar, Natalie E Leland, Jacques G Baillargeon, Dana L Wild, Kenneth J Ottenbacher
OBJECTIVES: Examine the effects of postacute discharge setting on unplanned hospital readmissions following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in older adults. DESIGN: Secondary analyses of 100% Medicare (inpatient) claims files. SETTING: Acute hospitals across the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries ≥66 years of age who were discharged from an acute hospital following TKA in 2009-2011 (n = 608,031)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193321/acute-rehabilitation-after-trauma-does-it-really-matter
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Deepika Nehra, Zeynep A Nixon, Claudia Lengenfelder, Eileen M Bulger, Joseph Cuschieri, Ronald V Maier, Saman Arbabi
BACKGROUND: The impact of post-discharge rehabilitation care for the trauma patient remains poorly investigated. Here we describe the functional outcomes of trauma patients discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF), and compare the likelihood of discharge home, 1-year rehospitalization, and 1-year mortality between patients discharged to an IRF and a propensity score-matched cohort of patients not discharged to an IRF. STUDY DESIGN: The Washington State Rehabilitation Registry was used to collect data for all trauma patients discharged to an IRF between 2011 and 2012...
December 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174033/acute-hypotonia-in-an-infant
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Jimme Sierakowski, Jason Arthur, Todd Wylie
BACKGROUND: Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is increasing in incidence in the United States and presenting to emergency departments (EDs) across the country. This clinical entity presents as acute paralysis, with magnetic resonance imaging changes in the gray matter only in children younger than 21 years of age. The etiology is unknown, although preceding viral illnesses are common. There are no consensus guidelines regarding treatment. CASE REPORT: A 4-month-old girl presented with decreased bilateral arm movement...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161317/a-characterization-of-cancer-patients-in-inpatient-rehabilitation-facilities-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jacqueline M Mix, Carl V Granger, Michael J LaMonte, Paulette Niewczyk, Margaret DiVita, Richard Goldstein, Jerome Yates, Jo L Freudenheim
OBJECTIVE: To identify the types of cancer patients admitted to inpatient medical rehabilitation and to describe their rehabilitation outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study; SETTING: U.S. inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients diagnosed with malignant cancer for a cancer related impairment admitted to an IRF between October 2010 and September 2012 were identified from the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) database (n = 27,952)...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149080/urodynamic-profile-in-acute-transverse-myelitis-patients-its-correlation-with-neurological-outcome
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Anupam Gupta, Sushruth Nagesh Kumar, Arun B Taly
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to observe urodynamic profile of acute transverse myelitis (ATM) patients and its correlation with neurological outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in the neurorehabilitation unit of a tertiary university research hospital from July 2012 to June 2014. Forty-three patients (19 men) with ATM with bladder dysfunction, admitted in the rehabilitation unit, were included in this study. Urodynamic study (UDS) was performed in all the patients...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139873/impact-of-exacerbations-on-adherence-and-outcomes-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-copd
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Dionne C W Braeken, Martijn A Spruit, Sarah Houben-Wilke, Dionne E Smid, Gernot G U Rohde, Emiel F M Wouters, Frits M E Franssen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Dropout or lack of response is an important issue in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), which underlines the need to identify predictors of dropout and response. Acute exacerbations (AEs) of COPD may influence dropout rates and PR response. We aimed to assess differences in dropout and outcomes of PR between COPD with and without AEs. METHODS: Clinically stable patients with moderate-to-very severe COPD (age: 64.1 ± 9.1 years, 55.6% males, forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1 ): 48...
January 31, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130472/long-term-functional-outcome-in-patients-with-acquired-infections-after-acute-spinal-cord-injury
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Marcel A Kopp, Ralf Watzlawick, Peter Martus, Vieri Failli, Felix W Finkenstaedt, Yuying Chen, Michael J DeVivo, Ulrich Dirnagl, Jan M Schwab
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether prevalent hospital-acquired pneumonia and wound infection affect the clinical long-term outcome after acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: This was a longitudinal cohort study within the prospective multicenter National Spinal Cord Injury Database (Birmingham, Alabama). We screened datasets of 3,834 patients enrolled in 20 trial centers from 1995 to 2005 followed up until 2016. Eligibility criteria were cervical SCI and American Spinal Cord Injury Association impairment scale A, B, and C...
February 28, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130082/inflammatory-mediators-associated-with-pressure-ulcer-development-in-individuals-with-pneumonia-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-a-pilot-study
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Shilpa Krishnan, Yoram Vodovotz, Patricia E Karg, Gregory Constantine, Gwendolyn A Sowa, Florica J Constantine, David M Brienza
OBJECTIVE: To identify the inflammatory mediators around the time of pneumonia onset associated with concurrent or later onset of pressure ulcers (PUs). DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Acute hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation unit of a university medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals (N=86) with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) were included in the initial analyses. Fifteen of the 86 developed pneumonia and had inflammatory mediator data available...
January 25, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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