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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230626/resiliency-and-quality-of-life-trajectories-after-injury
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Ben L Zarzaur, Teresa M Bell, Stephen A Zanskas
BACKGROUND: Injury can greatly impact patients' long-term quality of life. Resilience refers to an individual's ability to positively adapt after facing stress or trauma. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between pre-injury resiliency scores and quality of life after injury. METHODS: 225 adults admitted with an injury severity score > 10 but without neurological injury were included. The SF-36 was administered at the time of admission and repeated at 1, 2, 4 and 12 months after injury...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215408/predictive-validity-and-reliability-of-the-braden-scale-for-risk-assessment-of-pressure-ulcers-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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M Lima-Serrano, M I González-Méndez, C Martín-Castaño, I Alonso-Araujo, J S Lima-Rodríguez
OBJECTIVE: Contribution to validation of the Braden scale in patients admitted to the ICU, based on an analysis of its reliability and predictive validity. DESIGN: An analytical, observational, longitudinal prospective study was carried out. SETTING: Intensive Care Unit, Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Seville (Spain). PATIENTS: Patients aged 18years or older and admitted for over 24hours to the ICU were included. Patients with pressure ulcers upon admission were excluded...
February 15, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214004/prognostic-impact-of-combined-dysglycemia-and-hypoxic-liver-injury-on-admission-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-who-underwent-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-from-the-interstellar%C3%A2-cohort
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Ho-Jun Jang, Pyung Chun Oh, Jeonggeun Moon, Jon Suh, Hyun Woo Park, Sang-Don Park, Kyounghoon Lee, Je Sang Kim, Hyun Jong Lee, Rak Kyeong Choi, Young-Jin Choi, Woong Chol Kang, Sung Woo Kwon, Tae-Hoon Kim
Dysglycemia on admission is known to predict the prognosis of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Recently, hypoxic liver injury (HLI) has been proposed as a novel prognosticator for STEMI. We evaluated the prognostic impact of combined dysglycemia and HLI at the time of presentation in patients with STEMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention. From 2007 to 2014, 1,525 consecutive patients (79% men, mean age 61 years) who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention for STEMI in the INTERSTELLAR (Incheon-Bucheon Cohort of Patients Undergoing Primary PCI for Acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) cohort were analyzed retrospectively...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195960/a-prospective-analysis-of-olfactory-impairment-recovery-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Melanie Drummond, Jacinta Douglas, John Olver
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the natural progression of olfactory impairment (OI) in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at 6 months postinjury. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-seven adults (mean age = 43.1 years, SD = 18.2), with predominantly severe TBI (mean posttraumatic amnesia [PTA] duration = 25.5 days, SD = 22.8). DESIGN: Consecutive admission longitudinal study. MAIN MEASURES: Participants were evaluated using the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) at resolution of PTA and at 6 months post-initial injury...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177915/fibrinogen-is-related-to-long-term-mortality-in-chinese-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-but-failed-to-enhance-the-prognostic-value-of-the-grace-score
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Yong Peng, Tian-Li Xia, Yi-Ming Li, Fang-Yang Huang, Hua Chai, Peng-Ju Wang, Wei Liu, Chen Zhang, Xiao-Bo Pu, Shi-Jian Chen, Mao Chen, De-Jia Huang
Fibrinogen (Fib) is considered to be a potential risk factor for the prognosis of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but it is unclear whether Fib level have synergistic effects to enhance the prognostic value of the GRACE score in patients with ACS. A retrospective analysis was conducted from a single registered database. 2253 consecutive patients with ACS confirmed by coronary angiography were enrolled and were grouped into 3 categories by the tertiles of admission plasma Fib levels. The end points were all-cause mortality and cardiac mortality...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156581/the-extended-care-unit-a-feasible-economic-solution-for-longer-term-palliative-inpatients
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: 143 Background: Many inpatient palliative care units (PCUs) in Australia require patients who cannot go home, but remain stable after 2 weeks, to be discharged to nursing homes (NHs). This involves moving between 5 locations (home, acute hospital, PCU, NH transition bed, NH), in the final weeks of life. We propose an "Extended Care Unit" (ECU) to avoid unnecessary moves for such patients. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of the proposed ECU, including identifying demand, admission criteria, length of stay, and hospital costs...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149821/usefulness-of-full-outline-of-unresponsiveness-score-to-predict-extubation-failure-in-intubated-critically-ill-patients-a-pilot-study
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Tarek Said, Anis Chaari, Karim Abdel Hakim, Dalia Hamama, William Francis Casey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the usefulness of the full outline of unresponsiveness (FOUR) score in predicting extubation failure in critically ill intubated patients admitted with disturbed level of conscious in comparison with the Glasgow coma scale (GCS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All intubated critically ill patients with a disturbed level of consciousness were assessed using both the FOUR score and the GCS. The FOUR score and the GCS were compared regarding their predictive value for successful extubation at 14 days after intubation as a primary outcome measure...
October 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137474/predictive-validity-of-a-screening-instrument-for-the-risk-of-non-return-to-work-in-patients-with-internal-diseases
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Marco Streibelt, Matthias Bethge, Thomas Gross, Klaus Herrmann, Ferman Ustaoglu, Christoph Reichel
OBJECTIVES: A screening instrument (SIMBO, 0-100 points) to predict return-to-work (RTW) problems was developed in a pilot study. We tested the predictive validity of the SIMBO in patients with internal diseases. DESIGN: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Data were obtained from questionnaires at admission and 3 months after rehabilitation. SETTING: 12 inpatient rehabilitation centers. PARTICIPANTS: Patients aged 18 to 65 years with internal diagnoses were included...
January 27, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135194/validation-of-a-novel-claims-based-stroke-severity-index-in-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Ling-Chien Hung, Sheng-Feng Sung, Cheng-Yang Hsieh, Ya-Han Hu, Huey-Juan Lin, Yu-Wei Chen, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, Sue-Jane Lin
BACKGROUND: Stroke severity is an important outcome predictor for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) but is typically unavailable in administrative claims data. We validated a claims-based stroke severity index (SSI) in patients with ICH in Taiwan. METHODS: Consecutive ICH patients from hospital-based stroke registries were linked with a nationwide claims database. Stroke severity, assessed using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and functional outcomes, assessed using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), were obtained from the registries...
January 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123622/full-outline-of-unresponsiveness-score-and-the-glasgow-coma-scale-in-prediction-of-pediatric-coma
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Atahar Jamal, Naveen Sankhyan, Murlidharan Jayashree, Sunit Singhi, Pratibha Singhi
BACKGROUND: This study was done to compare the admission Full Outline of Unresponsiveness (FOUR) score and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) as predictors of outcome in children with impaired consciousness. METHODS: In this observational study, children (5-12 years) with impaired consciousness of <7 days were included. Children with traumatic brain injury, on sedatives or neuromuscular blockade; with pre-existing cerebral palsy, mental retardation, degenerative brain disease, vision/hearing impairment; and seizure within last 1 hour were excluded...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114728/the-modified-respiratory-index-score-ris-guides-resource-allocation-in-acute-bronchiolitis
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Shu-Ling Chong, Oon Hoe Teoh, Nivedita Nadkarni, Joo Guan Yeo, Zaw Lwin, Yong-Kwang Gene Ong, Jan Hau Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Bronchiolitis is a common disease in early childhood with increasing healthcare utilization. We aim to study how well a simple and improved respiratory score (the modified Respiratory Index Score [RIS]) would perform when predicting for a warranted admission. METHODS: This is an observational prospective study, from June 2015 to December 2015 in a paediatric emergency department (ED) of a large tertiary hospital in Singapore. We included children aged less than 2 years old, presenting with typical symptoms and signs of bronchiolitis but excluded children with four or more previous wheezes, a gestation of <35 weeks, and known cardiopulmonary disease...
January 23, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104904/-prediction-of-severe-course-in-infants-with-rsv-bronchiolitis-under-6-months-spain
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José Miguel Ramos-Fernández, David Moreno-Pérez, Mario Gutiérrez-Bedmar, Alexandra Hernández-Yuste, Ana María Cordón-Martínez, Guillermo Milano-Manso, Antonio Urda-Cardona
OBJECTIVE: The need for mechanical ventilation (MV) in acute bronchiolitis (AB) by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) varies depending on the series (6-18%). Our goal is to determine the admissions to PICU for MV in patients under 6 months with AB and define the risk factors for building a prediction model. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients younger than 6 months admitted by BA-VRS between the periods April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2015 was made. The primary variable was the admission to PICU for MV...
January 19, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073650/the-utilisation-of-one-district-hospital-emergency-department-by-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Marion Harris, Margaret Fry
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in Australia and the economic burden is more than $8.3 billion a year and predicted to escalate. However, little is known of the trends and characteristics of people with Parkinson's disease presenting to emergency departments (ED). METHOD: The study design was a 12 month retrospective medical record audit. The study was conducted in one metropolitan 300 bed district hospital in an outer suburb of Sydney...
January 7, 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073241/prognostic-value-of-total-triiodothyronine-and-free-thyroxine-levels-for-the-heart-failure-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Min Gyu Kang, Jong Ryeal Hahm, Kye-Hwan Kim, Hyun-Woong Park, Jin-Sin Koh, Seok-Jae Hwang, Jin-Yong Hwang, Jong Hwa Ahn, Yongwhi Park, Young-Hoon Jeong, Jeong Rang Park, Choong Hwan Kwak
Background/Aims: Although a low triiodothyronine (T3) state is closely associated with heart failure (HF), it is uncertain whether total T3 levels on admission is correlated with the clinical outcomes of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of this study is to investigate the prognostic value of total T3 levels for major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) in patients with AMI undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: A total of 765 PCI-treated AMI patients (65...
January 11, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062626/c-type-natriuretic-peptides-in-coronary-disease
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Timothy C R Prickett, Robert N Doughty, Richard W Troughton, Chris M Frampton, Gillian A Whalley, Chris J Ellis, Eric A Espiner, A Mark Richards
AIMS: C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) is a paracrine growth factor expressed in the vascular endothelium. Although upregulated in atheromatous arteries, the predictive value of plasma CNP products for outcome in coronary disease is unknown. This study aimed to compare the prognostic value of plasma CNP products with those of other natriuretic peptides in individuals with coronary artery disease, and investigate their associations with cardiac and renal function. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma concentrations of CNP and amino-terminal proCNP (NT-proCNP) were measured at baseline in 2129 individuals after an index acute coronary syndrome admission and related to cardiac and renal function, other natriuretic peptides [atrial NP (ANP) and B-type NP (BNP)] and prognosis (primary end point, mortality; secondary end point, cardiac readmission)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053181/comparison-of-risk-scoring-systems-for-patients-presenting-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-international-multicentre-prospective-study
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Adrian J Stanley, Loren Laine, Harry R Dalton, Jing H Ngu, Michael Schultz, Roseta Abazi, Liam Zakko, Susan Thornton, Kelly Wilkinson, Cristopher J L Khor, Iain A Murray, Stig B Laursen
OBJECTIVE:  To compare the predictive accuracy and clinical utility of five risk scoring systems in the assessment of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. DESIGN:  International multicentre prospective study. SETTING:  Six large hospitals in Europe, North America, Asia, and Oceania. PARTICIPANTS:  3012 consecutive patients presenting over 12 months with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:  Comparison of pre-endoscopy scores (admission Rockall, AIMS65, and Glasgow Blatchford) and post-endoscopy scores (full Rockall and PNED) for their ability to predict predefined clinical endpoints: a composite endpoint (transfusion, endoscopic treatment, interventional radiology, surgery, or 30 day mortality), endoscopic treatment, 30 day mortality, rebleeding, and length of hospital stay...
January 4, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004493/economic-evaluation-of-nasogastric-versus-intravenous-hydration-in-infants-with-bronchiolitis
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Ed Oakley, Rob Carter, Bridie Murphy, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Jason Acworth, David Krieser, Stuart Dalziel, Andrew Davidson, Susan Donath, Kim Jachno, Mike South, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVE: Bronchiolitis is the most common lower respiratory tract infection in infants and the leading cause of hospitalisation. We aimed to assess whether intravenous hydration (IVH) was more cost-effective than nasogastric hydration (NGH) as a planned secondary economic analysis of a randomised trial involving 759 infants (aged 2-12 months) admitted to hospital with a clinical diagnosis of bronchiolitis and requiring non-oral hydration. No Australian cost data exist to aid clinicians in decision-making around interventions in bronchiolitis...
December 22, 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994354/role-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-as-a-novel-prognostic-biomarker-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Bindu Menon, Krishnana Ramalingam, Jyoti Conjeevaram, K Munisusmitha
AIM: We investigated to study the prognostic importance of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 100 patients with acute ischemic stroke and measured plasma BNP levels and compared with age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Risk factors, biochemical parameters, lipid profile, carotid and vertebral Doppler, imaging, and cardiac evaluation were done. Stroke severity was assessed by the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score on admission and functional disability by Barthel Index (BI) at 3 months...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991996/simple-prediction-model-for-unfavorable-outcome-in-ischemic-stroke-after-intravenous-thrombolytic-therapy
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Daniel Amitrano, Ivan Rocha Ferreira da Silva, Bernardo B Liberato, Valéria Batistella, Janaina Oliveira, Osvaldo J M Nascimento
Objective: We aimed to develop a model to predict unfavorable outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with intravenous thrombolytic therapy (IVT), based on simple variables present on admission. Methods: Retrospective analysis of acute ischemic stroke patients treated with IVT in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro. Clinical and radiographic variables were selected for analysis. Multivariate logistic regression was used to develop a predictive model. Results: We analyzed a total of 82 patients...
December 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990628/action-plans-with-brief-patient-education-for-exacerbations-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Maxwell Howcroft, E Haydn Walters, Richard Wood-Baker, Julia Ae Walters
BACKGROUND: Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are a major driver of decline in health status and impose high costs on healthcare systems. Action plans offer a form of self-management that can be delivered in the outpatient setting to help individuals recognise and initiate early treatment for exacerbations, thereby reducing their impact. OBJECTIVES: To compare effects of an action plan for COPD exacerbations provided with a single short patient education component and without a comprehensive self-management programme versus usual care...
19, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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