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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920972/potentially-preventable-hospitalizations-for-acute-and-chronic-conditions-in-alaska-2010-2012
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Prabhu P Gounder, Sara M Seeman, Robert C Holman, Alice Rarig, Mary K McEwen, Claudia A Steiner, Michael L Bartholomew, Thomas W Hennessy
OBJECTIVE: The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Prevention Quality Indicators comprise acute and chronic conditions for which hospitalization can be potentially prevented by high-quality ambulatory care. The Healthy Alaska 2020 initiative (HA2020) targeted reducing potentially preventable hospitalizations (PPH) for acute and chronic conditions among its health indicators. We estimated the PPH rate for adults aged ≥ 18 years in Alaska during 2010-2012. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of state-wide hospital discharge data obtained from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project and the Indian Health Service...
December 2016: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912035/failure-to-rescue-after-infectious-complications-in-a-statewide-trauma-system
#2
Elinore J Kaufman, Emily Earl-Royal, Philip S Barie, Daniel N Holena
BACKGROUND: The failure to rescue (FTR) rate, the rate of death after a complication, measures a center's ability to identify and manage complications by "rescuing" vulnerable patients. Infectious complications are common after trauma, but risk factors for death after infection are not established. We hypothesized that risk factors would differ for FTR after infectious complications, development of infections, and for development of and death after non-infectious complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed trauma registry data for adult patients admitted to all 30 level I and II Pennsylvania trauma centers, 2011-2014...
December 2, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898998/nutritional-supplementation-for-hip-fracture-aftercare-in-older-people
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REVIEW
Alison Avenell, Toby O Smith, James P Curtain, Jenson Cs Mak, Phyo K Myint
BACKGROUND: Older people with hip fractures are often malnourished at the time of fracture, and subsequently have poor food intake. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2000, and previously updated in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To review the effects (benefits and harms) of nutritional interventions in older people recovering from hip fracture. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Embase, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, trial registers and reference lists...
November 30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898524/uromodulin-in-kidney-health-and-disease
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Pranav S Garimella, Mark J Sarnak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although uromodulin or Tamm-Horsfall protein was discovered over 60 years ago, its functional role in humans remains unclear. This review highlights new studies elucidating the clinical correlates of uromodulin, its association with kidney function decline, nephrolithiasis and urinary host defense. RECENT FINDINGS: Uromodulin is evolutionarily conserved and has multiple functional roles. In large population studies, higher levels of uromodulin are associated with higher estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and kidney size, possibly indicating greater kidney functional reserve...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889591/adverse-events-and-treatment-discontinuations-of-antimuscarinics-for-the-treatment-of-overactive-bladder-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Scott Martin Vouri, Clark D Kebodeaux, Paul M Stranges, Besu F Teshome
INTRODUCTION: Antimuscarinics should be used with caution in older adults with overactive bladder (OAB) due to anticholinergic adverse events (AEs). Systematic reviews and meta-analyses (SRMAs) have analyzed safety-related outcomes but have not specified risk in the elderly, the population at highest risk for AEs. The aim of this review is to explore and evaluate AEs and treatment discontinuations in adults 65 or older taking antimuscarinics for OAB. METHODS: Keywords were searched in MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS, and Cochrane Central Register for Controlled Trials...
November 14, 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887934/currarino-syndrome-in-a-fetus-infant-child-and-adolescent-spectrum%C3%A2-of-clinical-presentations-and-imaging-findings
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REVIEW
Pablo Caro-Domínguez, Juan Bass, Julie Hurteau-Miller
In 1981, Currarino et al described a triad of findings that consist of partial sacral dysgenesis, presacral mass (anterior meningocele, enteric cyst, or presacral teratoma) and anorectal malformation. Currarino syndrome exhibits variable expressivity and the clinical presentation tends to vary with the age of the subject such as spinal anomaly detected in the fetus, imperforate anus in the newborn, and intractable constipation or neurologic symptoms in the infant and older child. At any age, meningitis can be the presenting symptom and imaging is required for proper investigation...
November 22, 2016: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876539/antimicrobial-resistance-in-urinary-tract-infections-at-a-large-urban-emergency-department-factors-contributing-to-empiric-treatment-failure
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Rossana Rosa, Lilian M Abbo, Kenley Raney, Hansel E Tookes, Mark Supino
: Objective To calculate the emergency department (ED)-level Escherichia coli percentage of isolates susceptible to commonly used antibiotics and to determine the risk factors associated with inadequate empiric antibiotic therapy among patients treated for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in our ED. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study conducted at a large tertiary teaching hospital. Participants included patients older than 18years of age who had a urine culture with growth of >100,000 colonies of E...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864707/impact-of-operative-length-on-post-operative-complications-in-meningioma-surgery-a-nsqip-analysis
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Aditya V Karhade, Luis Fandino, Saksham Gupta, David J Cote, Julian B Iorgulescu, Marike L Broekman, Linda S Aglio, Ian F Dunn, Timothy R Smith
Many studies have implicated operative length as a predictor of post-operative complications, including venous thromboembolism [deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)]. We analyzed the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database from 2006 to 2014, to evaluate whether length of operation had a statistically significant effect on post-operative complications in patients undergoing surgical resection of meningioma. Patients were included for this study if they had a post-operative diagnosis of meningioma...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859751/subclinical-bacteriuria-in-older-cats-and-its-association-with-survival
#9
J D White, N J Cave, A Grinberg, D G Thomas, C Heuer
BACKGROUND: Bacterial urinary tract infections are uncommon in cats in general but the prevalence increases to 29% in older cats with comorbidities (Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2008, 37, 317; Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery 2007, 9, 124; Veterinary Microbiology 2009, 136, 130). Frequently, the infections are subclinical. The clinical relevance of subclinical bacteriuria (SB) is uncertain, and the optimal treatment requires clarification. OBJECTIVE: Prospective, observational study to: (i) identify the prevalence and incidence count of SB in older (≥7 years), nonazotemic cats, (ii) evaluate specific risk factors for SB, and (iii) investigate the potential relationship between untreated SB and survival...
November 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854510/variation-in-post-sepsis-readmission-patterns-a-cohort-study-of-veterans-affairs-beneficiaries
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Hallie C Prescott
RATIONALE: Re-hospitalization is common after sepsis, but little is known about the variation in readmission patterns across patient groups and care locations. OBJECTIVES: To examine the variation in post-sepsis readmission rates and diagnoses by patient age, nursing facility use, admission year, and hospital among U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiaries. METHODS: Observational cohort study of VA beneficiaries who survived a sepsis hospitalization (2009-2011) at 114 VA hospitals, stratified by age (<65 versus ≥ 65 years), nursing home usage (none, chronic, or acute), year of admission (2009, 2010, 2011), and hospital...
November 17, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821091/model-estimates-of-the-burden-of-outpatient-visits-attributable-to-influenza-in-the-united-states
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Gonçalo Matias, François Haguinet, Roger L Lustig, Laurel Edelman, Gerardo Chowell, Robert J Taylor
BACKGROUND: Although many studies have modelled the national burdens of hospitalizations and deaths due to influenza, few studies have considered the outpatient burden. To fill this gap for the United States (US), we applied traditional statistical modelling approaches to time series derived from large medical claims databases held in the private sector. METHODS: We accessed ICD-9-coded office visit data extracted from Truven Health Analytics' MarketScan Commercial database covering about one third of the US population <65 years during 2001-2009, and Medicare Supplemental data covering about one fifth of US seniors 65+ during 2006-2009...
November 7, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810852/pituitary-apoplexy-masquerading-as-functional-decline-in-an-older-person
#12
Nydia Camelia Rais, Reshma Aziz Merchant, Santhosh Kumar Seetharaman
We report the case of an older lady who was admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital with sub-acute functional decline of two months' duration, which was initially attributed to a concomitant urinary tract infection. Further investigations, however, revealed the diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy with central hypocortisolism. Subsequent treatment with physiological doses of steroids improved patient's function and overall well-being. This report adds to the sparse literature on pituitary apoplexy in the older adults and emphasizes the non-specific presentation of this clinical syndrome...
November 3, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799145/cranberry-capsules-do-not-reduce-urinary-tract-infections-in-older-women-study-finds
#13
Susan Mayor
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October 30, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798778/hospitalizations-for-chronic-conditions-among-indigenous-australians-after-medication-copayment-reductions-the-closing-the-gap-copayment-incentive
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Amal N Trivedi, Ross Bailie, Jodie Bailie, Alex Brown, Margaret Kelaher
BACKGROUND: To close health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, the Australian government in 2010 reduced medication copayments for Indigenous Australians living with, or at risk of, a chronic disease. Patients were registered for this incentive by their general practitioner. OBJECTIVE: To assess rates of hospitalizations for chronic conditions among Indigenous Australians before and after copayment reductions. DESIGN: Observational time-trend study of hospitalizations for chronic conditions sensitive to medication adherence...
October 31, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787564/effect-of-cranberry-capsules-on-bacteriuria-plus-pyuria-among-older-women-in-nursing-homes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Manisha Juthani-Mehta, Peter H Van Ness, Luann Bianco, Andrea Rink, Sabina Rubeck, Sandra Ginter, Stephanie Argraves, Peter Charpentier, Denise Acampora, Mark Trentalange, Vincent Quagliarello, Peter Peduzzi
Importance: Bacteriuria plus pyuria is highly prevalent among older women living in nursing homes. Cranberry capsules are an understudied, nonantimicrobial prevention strategy used in this population. Objective: To test the effect of 2 oral cranberry capsules once a day on presence of bacteriuria plus pyuria among women residing in nursing homes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled efficacy trial with stratification by nursing home and involving 185 English-speaking women aged 65 years or older, with or without bacteriuria plus pyuria at baseline, residing in 21 nursing homes located within 50 miles (80 km) of New Haven, Connecticut (August 24, 2012-October 26, 2015)...
November 8, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783343/outcomes-after-surgery-for-benign-and-malignant-small-bowel-obstruction
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Lauren M Wancata, Zaid M Abdelsattar, Pasithorn A Suwanabol, Darrell A Campbell, Samantha Hendren
BACKGROUND: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common diagnosis; however, outcomes of and risk factors for SBO and malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) surgery are not well understood. We sought to characterize outcomes and risk factors for surgery for SBO and MBO. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed utilizing prospectively collected data from the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (7/2012-3/2015). Cases included those with ICD9 diagnosis code of bowel obstruction and CPT codes for lysis of adhesions, intestinal bypass, and small bowel resection...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783237/biologic-therapies-and-infections-in-the-daily-practice-of-three-italian-rheumatologic-units-a-prospective-observational-study
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Paola Cipriani, Onorina Berardicurti, Francesco Masedu, Francesca D'Onofrio, Luca Navarini, Piero Ruscitti, Nicola Maruotti, Domenico Paolo Emanuele Margiotta, Vasiliki Liakouli, Paola Di Benedetto, Francesco Carubbi, Marco Valenti, Francesco Paolo Cantatore, Antonella Afeltra, Roberto Giacomelli
Since the introduction of biologics, many concerns about the increased risk of infections have been reported and, to date, the real impact of infections on the daily practice in the rheumatologic centers is still largely unknown. In this work, we evaluated the infection rates associated with the use of biologics in a large cohort of patients. A prospective study, between January 2010 and December 2013, enrolling 731 rheumatic patients, was performed. Demographic and disease characteristics, therapies, comorbidities, and infectious events were recorded and statistically analyzed by multivariate analysis...
October 25, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777243/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-long-term-care-facility-and-general-practice-urine-samples-in-patients-65-years-and-older-an-observational-study
#18
Aoife Fleming, Louise Barry, Stephen Byrne, Michael Prentice
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) poses a risk to elderly residents. The aim of this observational study was to investigate recent patterns of antimicrobial susceptibility in urine samples submitted to the Microbiology Laboratory at Cork University Hospital (CUH) from LTCFs in the greater Cork region. The antimicrobial susceptibilities of LTCF and General Practitioner (GP) urine samples sent to CUH, for patients aged over 65 years of age, were compared...
October 24, 2016: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753066/diagnosis-of-elder-abuse-in-u-s-emergency-departments
#19
Christopher S Evans, Katherine M Hunld, Tony Rosen, Timothy F Platts-Mills
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the proportion of visits to U.S. emergency departments (EDs) in which a diagnosis of elder abuse is reached using two nationally representative datasets. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional analysis. SETTING: U.S. ED visits recorded in the 2012 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) or the 2011 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). PARTICIPANTS: All ED visits of individuals aged 60 and older...
October 18, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747555/complications-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-trauma-patients-treated-in-intensive-care-units-in-the-united-states-2013
#20
Meghan Prin, Guohua Li
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but epidemiologic data about trauma patients who require intensive care unit (ICU) admission are scant. This study aimed to describe the annual incidence of ICU admission for adult trauma patients, including an assessment of risk factors for hospital complications and mortality in this population. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of adults hospitalized at Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers after trauma and recorded in the National Trauma Data Bank in 2013...
December 2016: Injury Epidemiology
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