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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170877/oral-anticoagulant-dosing-administration-and-storage-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-canadian-health-care-providers
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Siavash Piran, Sam Schulman, Mohamed Panju, Menaka Pai
Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use is increasing worldwide. However, if not taken or prescribed correctly, DOACs have serious side effects. It is crucial that healthcare providers (HCPs) offer patients accurate information and counselling around DOACs, to optimize safe and effective use. To assess knowledge around oral anticoagulant indication, dosing, storage, and administration, an electronic survey was distributed to HCPs across Canada from June to August 2017, with 18 questions on the practical use of oral anticoagulants...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148592/oral-anticoagulants-in-german-nursing-home-residents-drug-use-patterns-and-predictors-for-treatment-choice
#2
Kathrin Jobski, Falk Hoffmann, Stefan Herget-Rosenthal, Michael Dörks
AIMS: Information on utilization of oral anticoagulants (OACs) in nursing homes is scarce. This study aimed to (i) describe OAC use in German nursing home residents, (ii) examine factors influencing whether treatment is initiated with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and (iii) assess which conditions predict switching to NOAC instead of continuing VKA. METHODS: Using claims data (2010-2014), we studied a cohort of new nursing home residents aged ≥ 65 years receiving OAC...
November 17, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084068/can-providers-use-clinical-skills-to-assess-the-adequacy-of-ventilation-in-children-during-bag-valve-mask-ventilation
#3
Heather J Becker, Melissa L Langhan
OBJECTIVE: Bag-valve mask (BVM) ventilation requires both manual skill and clinical assessment of minute ventilation. Subjective factors can make supplying appropriate ventilation difficult. Capnography is not routinely used when ventilating nonintubated patients. Our objective was to determine if providers were able to maintain normal capnography values with BVM ventilation in pediatric patients based on clinical skills alone. METHODS: Providers (nurses, residents, and fellows) delivered 2 minutes of BVM respiratory support to healthy children during induction of anesthesia for elective surgery...
October 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986731/successful-management-of-prolonged-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-an-octogenarian
#4
Masami Takagaki, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Shinichi Mitsuyama, Tasuku Kadowaki, Takeshi Ando
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is now an established treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, this treatment remains rare in octogenarians and is associated with poor outcomes. An 81-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heavy smoking underwent mitral and tricuspid valve repair and the Maze procedure for mitral and tricuspid regurgitation and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Although he was extubated the following day, his postoperative course was complicated with pneumonia followed by acute respiratory distress syndrome...
December 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976398/-nursing-care-in-elderly-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
#5
Nuray Enç, Havva Öz Alkan
Aging is a process that has biological, physiological, psychological, sociological and chronological dimensions and can be defined from different directions. The incidence of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, dysrhythmia and heart valve diseases is increasing with age. Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in people over 65 years of age. It also causes serious health problems and poses a significant burden on the health care system. Nurses have important responsibilities in the care of the elderly patients with cardiovascular system disease...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928262/the-use-of-speaking-valves-in-children-with-tracheostomy-tubes-what-is-the-scope-of-the-literature
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Weeda Zabih, Theresa Holler, Faiza Syed, Laurie Russell, Jennifer Allegro, Reshma Amin
One-way speaking valves have been successfully used to restore audible meaningful speech in adult patients after tracheostomy tube placement. One-way speaking valves have also been used in pediatric patients after tracheostomy tube placement with promising results. We conducted a scoping review to synthesize and summarize the current evidence on the use of one-way tracheostomy tube speaking valves in the pediatric population to identify knowledge gaps that could inform future research programs and facilitate evidence-based clinical decision making...
September 19, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865889/regional-variation-in-utilization-in-hospital-mortality-and-health-care-resource-use-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-the-united-states
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Tanush Gupta, Ankur Kalra, Dhaval Kolte, Sahil Khera, Pedro A Villablanca, Kashish Goel, Anna E Bortnick, Wilbert S Aronow, Julio A Panza, Neal S Kleiman, J Dawn Abbott, David P Slovut, Cynthia C Taub, Gregg C Fonarow, Michael J Reardon, Charanjit S Rihal, Mario J Garcia, Deepak L Bhatt
We queried the National Inpatient Sample database from 2012 to 2014 to identify all patients aged ≥18 years undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in the United States. Regional differences in TAVI utilization, in-hospital mortality, and health-care resource use were analyzed. Of 41,025 TAVI procedures in the United States between 2012 and 2014, 10,390 were performed in the Northeast, 9,090 in the Midwest, 14,095 in the South, and 7,450 in the West. Overall, the number of TAVI implants per million adults increased from 24...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862964/hospital-practice-of-direct-home-discharge-and-30-day-readmission-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-transcatheter-valve-therapy-sts-acc-tvt-registry
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John A Dodson, Mathew R Williams, David J Cohen, Pratik Manandhar, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Caroline Blaum, Hua Zhong, John S Rumsfeld, Judith S Hochman
BACKGROUND: Nearly 17% of patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Selected patients are discharged to skilled nursing facilities, yet the association between a hospital's practice to discharge home versus to skilled nursing facilities, and readmission remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy (STS/ACC TVT) Registry was used to evaluate readmissions among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (2011-2015)...
August 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828765/fast-track-extubation-in-adult-patients-on-pump-open-heart-surgery-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Hasanat Sharif, Mohammad Hamid, Khalid Samad, Fazal Hameed Khan
Background: Fast-track cardiac surgery programs have been established as the standard of cardiac surgical care. Studies have shown that early extubation in elective cardiac surgery patients, including coronary and non-coronary open-heart surgery patients does not increase perioperative morbidity and mortality. The objective of this observational study was to determine the success and failure profile of fast track extubation (FTE) practice in adult open-heart surgical patients. Methods: The study was conducted at cardiac operating room and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) of a tertiary care hospital for a period of nine months, i...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772186/an-evaluation-of-involving-family-caregivers-in-the-self-care-of-heart-failure-patients-on-hospital-readmission-randomised-controlled-trial-the-family-study
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Hiba Deek, Sungwon Chang, Phillip J Newton, Samar Noureddine, Sally C Inglis, Ghina Al Arab, Samer Kabbani, Wael Chalak, Nadim Timani, Peter S Macdonald, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of heart failure is increasing in Lebanon but to date there is no systematic evaluation of a disease management intervention. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of involving family caregivers in the self-care of patients with heart failure on the risk of hospital readmission. DESIGN: A multi-site, block randomised controlled trial. SETTINGS: The study was conducted over a 13-month period in three tertiary medical centres in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, Lebanon...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762229/-percutaneous-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair-new-transcatheter-approach-and-nursing-experience-in-patients-with-severe-mitral-regurgitation-and-prohibitive-surgical-risk
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Hsiu-Fen Huang, Hui-Yun Yu, Ching-Wei Lee, Hui-Chuang Chang, Mei-Ling Lin, Shin-Huey Wung
Open-heart surgery and conservative medical treatments have been the traditional, mainstay treatments for patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR). Transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral repair is a novel technique. Using the transcatheter approach allows delivery of the clip into the left ventricle and the clipping of the orifice of the MR. The heart failure symptoms and outcomes of patients improve after this procedure. Compared to open-heart surgery, the mitral clip achieves similar MR reduction results with a significantly lower rate of complications...
August 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701596/propofol-versus-ketofol-for-sedation-of-pediatric-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation-a-double-blind-randomized-study
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Rabie Soliman, Mohammed Mofeed, Tarek Momenah
OBJECTIVE: The study was done to compare propofol and ketofol for sedation of pediatric patients scheduled for elective pulmonary valve implantation in a catheterization laboratory. DESIGN: This was a double-blind randomized study. SETTING: This study was conducted in Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre, Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 60 pediatric patients with pulmonary regurge undergoing pulmonary valve implantation...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693565/two-year-post-discharge-costs-of-care-among-patients-treated-with-transcatheter-or-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-germany
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Klaus Kaier, Frederike von Kampen, Hardy Baumbach, Constantin von Zur Mühlen, Philip Hehn, Werner Vach, Manfred Zehender, Christoph Bode, Jochen Reinöhl
BACKGROUND: This study presents data on post-discharge costs of care among patients treated with transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement over a two year period. METHODS: Based on a prospective clinical trial, post-discharge utilization of health services and status of assistance were collected for 151 elderly patients via 2250 monthly telephone interviews, valued using standardized unit costs and analysed using two-part regression models. RESULTS: At month 1 post-discharge, total costs of care are substantially elevated (monthly mean: €3506...
July 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661969/structural-nursing-and-physician-characteristics-and-30-day-mortality-for-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-in-pennsylvania
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Meghan B Lane-Fall, Tara S Ramaswamy, Sydney E S Brown, Xu He, Jacob T Gutsche, Lee A Fleisher, Mark D Neuman
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac surgery ICU characteristics and clinician staffing patterns have not been well characterized. We sought to describe Pennsylvania cardiac ICUs and to determine whether ICU characteristics are associated with mortality in the 30 days after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: From 2012 to 2013, we conducted a survey of cardiac surgery ICUs in Pennsylvania to assess ICU structure, care practices, and clinician staffing patterns. ICU data were linked to an administrative database of cardiac surgery patient discharges...
September 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657948/impact-of-the-hospital-readmission-reduction-program-on-surgical-readmissions-among-medicare-beneficiaries
#15
Andrew M Ibrahim, Hari Nathan, Jyothi R Thumma, Justin B Dimick
OBJECTIVE: To understand the impact of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program on both future targeted and nontargeted surgical procedures. BACKGROUND: The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, established under the Affordable Care Act in March of 2010, placed financial penalties on hospitals with higher than expected rates of readmission beginning in 2012 for targeted medical conditions. Multiple studies have suggested a "spill-over" effect into other conditions, but the extent of that effect for specific surgical procedures is unknown...
October 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649851/avoidance-of-urinary-catheterization-to-minimize-in-hospital-complications-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-an-observational-study
#16
Sandra B Lauck, Jae-Yung Kwon, David A Wood, Jennifer Baumbusch, Tone M Norekvål, Nay Htun, Leo Stephenson, John G Webb
BACKGROUND: Contemporary transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) devices and approach present opportunities to review historical practices initially informed by early treatment development and cardiac surgery. The avoidance of urinary catheterization in the older TAVI population is a strategy to minimize in-hospital complications. The purpose of the study was to explore elimination-related complications following the phased implementation of a default strategy of avoiding urinary catheterization in patients undergoing transfemoral (TF) TAVI...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601334/variation-in-readmission-expenditures-after-high-risk-surgery
#17
Bruce L Jacobs, Chang He, Benjamin Y Li, Alex Helfand, Naveen Krishnan, Tudor Borza, Amir A Ghaferi, Brent K Hollenbeck, Jonathan E Helm, Mariel S Lavieri, Ted A Skolarus
BACKGROUND: The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program reduces payments to hospitals with excess readmissions for three common medical conditions and recently extended its readmission program to surgical patients. We sought to investigate readmission intensity as measured by readmission cost for high-risk surgeries and examine predictors of higher readmission costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's State Inpatient Database to perform a retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing major chest (aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, lung resection) and major abdominal (abdominal aortic aneurysm repair [open approach], cystectomy, esophagectomy, pancreatectomy) surgery in 2009 and 2010...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412109/reengineering-valve-patients-postdischarge-management-for-adapting-to-bundled-payment-models
#18
Michael S Koeckert, Patricia A Ursomanno, Mathew R Williams, Michael Querijero, Elias A Zias, Didier F Loulmet, Kevin Kirchen, Eugene A Grossi, Aubrey C Galloway
BACKGROUND: Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiatives were developed by Medicare in an effort to reduce expenditures while preserving quality of care. Payment model 2 reimburses based on a target price for 90-day episode of care postprocedure. The challenge for valve patients is the historically high (>35%) 90-day readmission rate. We analyzed our institutional cardiac surgical service line adaptation to this initiative. METHODS: On May 1, 2015, we instituted a readmission reduction initiative (RRI) that included presurgical risk stratification, comprehensive predischarge planning, and standardized postdischarge management led by cardiac nurse practitioners (CNPs) who attempt to guide any postdischarge encounters (PDEs)...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064245/conservative-management-of-migrated-percutaneous-endoscopic-colostomy-tube
#19
Thomas J G Chase, Joshua Luck, Lauren S Harris, Gareth Bashir
A 68-year-old male nursing home resident presented following dislodgement of a percutaneous endoscopic colostomy (PEC) tube originally sited to prevent recurrent sigmoid volvulus. Computed tomography demonstrated tube migration into the lumen of the recto-sigmoid junction, where it remained for 12 days before passing spontaneously. During this period, the patient remained asymptomatic; the residual colocutaneous fistula functioned as a decompressive valve. Originally, the patient was due to be discharged with early flexible sigmoidoscopy follow-up...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056819/quality-of-care-assessment-and-improvement-in-aortic-stenosis-rationale-and-design-of-a-multicentre-registry-impulse
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Norbert Frey, Richard P Steeds, Antonio Serra, Eberhard Schulz, Stephan Baldus, Matthias Lutz, Christiane Pohlmann, Jana Kurucova, Peter Bramlage, David Messika-Zeitoun
BACKGROUND: Severe aortic stenosis (AS) is a common, serious valve disease in which no effective medical therapy is available and, if not treated by intervention, has a 5-year survival of only 40-60%. Despite the availability of guidelines supporting the effective use of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to treat the majority of these patients, adherence to these guidelines in clinical practice is still unsatisfactory. Several recent studies have emphasised the necessity for improved communication between multidisciplinary teams, with the aim to ensure that severe AS patients receive appropriate treatment...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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