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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329251/factors-associated-with-accelerated-hospitalization-and-re-hospitalization-among-medicare-home-health-patients
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Matthew C Lohman, Emily A Scherer, Karen L Whiteman, Rebecca L Greenberg, Martha L Bruce
Background: Preventing hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations of older adults receiving Medicare home health (HH) services is a key goal for patients and care providers. This study aimed to identify factors related to greater risk of and earlier hospitalizations from HH, a key step in targeting preventive efforts. Methods: Data come from Medicare mandated start-of-care assessments from 87,780 HH patients served by 132 agencies in 32 states, collected from January 2013 to March 2015...
January 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275477/curative-resection-for-lung-cancer-in-octogenarians-is-justified
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Michaela Tutic-Horn, Franco Gambazzi, Gaetano Rocco, Monique Mosimann, Didier Schneiter, Isabelle Opitz, Nono Martucci, Sven Hillinger, Walter Weder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr
BACKGROUND: Due to an increased life expectancy in a healthy aging population and a progressive incidence of lung cancer, curative pulmonary resections can be performed even in octogenarians. The present study aims to investigate whether surgery is justified in patients reaching the age of 80 years and older who undergo resection for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: In this retrospective multi-centre analysis, the morbidity, mortality and long-term survival of 88 patients (24 females) aged ≥80 who underwent complete resection for lung cancer between 2000 and 2013 were analysed...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274327/antipsychotic-drug-use-associated-with-urinary-tract-infections-in-older-women
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Astrid M van Strien, Patrick C Souverein, Carolina Karen J P W Keijsers, Eibert R Heerdink, Hieronymus Jeroen J Derijks, Rob J van Marum
OBJECTIVES: Antipsychotic drugs are frequently prescribed to elderly patients, but they are associated with serious adverse effects. The objective of the current study was to investigate the association between use of antipsychotics by elderly women and the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). COHORT STUDY SETTING: Dispensing data were obtained from the PHARMO Database Network for the period 1998-2008. PARTICIPANTS: Ambulatory Dutch women (≥65 years) with current and past use of antipsychotics...
April 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270645/kidney-function-in-patients-with-different-variants-of-beta-thalassemia
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Azar Nickavar, Azadeh Qmarsi, Shahla Ansari, Elham Zarei
INTRODUCTION: Renal involvement is a rare complication of β-thalassemia. Both tubular and glomerular dysfunction might occur in these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare kidney function in the major, intermedia, and minor variants of β-thalassemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Renal tubular and glomerular function of 72 patients with β-thalassemia (25 major, 23 intermedia, and 24 minor) were evaluated. Patients older than 40 years and those with chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, associated infections, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract were excluded...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259267/timing-of-complications-occurring-within-30-days-after-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Rafael De la Garza Ramos, C Rory Goodwin, Peter G Passias, Brian J Neuman, Khaled M Kebaish, Virginie Lafage, Frank Schwab, Daniel M Sciubba
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of a national surgical database. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the timing of complications after adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is limited data on the range of days when complications after ASD surgery occur. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database was reviewed for the years 2007-2013. Inclusion criteria were adult patients (over 21 years of age) who underwent spinal fusion for ASD...
March 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254117/correlation-of-benign-prostatic-obstruction-related-complications-with-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-after-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate
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Run-Qi Guo, Wei Yu, Yi-Sen Meng, Kai Zhang, Ben Xu, Yun-Xiang Xiao, Shi-Liang Wu, Bai-Nian Pan
We aim to investigate the correlation of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)-related complications with clinical outcomes in patients after transurethral resection of the prostate in China. We reviewed the medical history of all patients who underwent surgery from 1992 to 2013. We assessed the preoperative clinical profile, clinical management, and operative complications. Overall, 2271 patients were enrolled in the study. Of these patients, 1193 (52.5%) had no BPO-related complications and 1078 (46.3%) had BPO-related complications...
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247659/-prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-urinary-incontinence-in-women-living-in-the-south-priaralye-region
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A A Gaibullaev, G T Iskandarova, A A Abdurizaev
OBJECTIVE: To estimate prevalence and types of urinary incontinence (UI) among women living in the South Priaralye region, and to analyze risk factors associated with UI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The population-based study was conducted by nested-typological method. Analysis was carried out on the data of 1487 women collected by a standard ICIQ-SF questionnaire, an assessment tool for female urinary incontinence recommended by the European Association of Urology. RESULTS: The study showed that the prevalence of UI among women aged 18 years and older in the South Priaralye region was 27%...
April 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244350/malnutrition-in-care-homes-should-not-be-overlooked
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In this issue of Nursing Older People we take a detailed look at three important areas of practice: nutritional health, end of life care, and the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Nutrition and, conversely, malnutrition are significant issues for older people.
February 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244347/diagnosis-prevention-and-treatment-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-older-people
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Alison Bardsley
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in older people, with the prevalence increasing with age in both sexes. UTI is a frequent reason for emergency admission to hospital. There are many conditions that contribute to older people being more at risk of UTI and the main preventive strategy is to avoid the use of indwelling urethral catheters. Where an indwelling catheter is inserted its continued use should be regularly reviewed and the catheter removed, especially if the reason for insertion is incontinence and the person becomes additionally incontinent of faeces...
February 28, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236038/suburethral-sling-procedures-in-the-united-states-complications-readmission-and-reoperation
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Katie Propst, David M O'Sullivan, Paul K Tulikangas
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Hospital readmission is increasingly used as a measure of quality care. Our objective was to evaluate the rate of readmission and associated factors in women undergoing suburethral sling placement in the USA. METHODS: This is a cohort study of suburethral sling procedures performed in the USA from 2012 to 2014 using the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. The database was queried for suburethral sling procedures...
February 24, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216442/a-seven-day-course-of-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-may-be-as-effective-as-a-seven-day-course-of-ciprofloxacin-for-the-treatment-of-pyelonephritis
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Miriam T Fox, Michael T Melia, Rebecca G Same, Anna T Conley, Pranita D Tamma
INTRODUCTION: The Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines recommend either 14 days of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) or 7 days of ciprofloxacin for the treatment of pyelonephritis. Antibiotic courses of 7 days of TMP-SMX versus 7 days of ciprofloxacin for pyelonephritis have not been previously compared. We evaluated the odds of a subsequent, symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) for women with E. coli pyelonephritis receiving a 7-day course of TMP-SMX versus a 7-day course of ciprofloxacin...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195824/sleep-surgery-in-the-elderly
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Christopher J Gouveia, John D Cramer, Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, Robson Capasso
Objective Assess the frequency and nature of postoperative complications following sleep surgery. Examine these issues specifically in elderly patients to provide guidance for their perioperative care. Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Methods We identified patients with obstructive sleep apnea undergoing sleep surgery procedures from 2006 to 2013 in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, a multi-institutional outcomes program designed to improve surgical quality...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180122/acute-kidney-injury-risk-factors-for-icu-patients-following-cardiac-surgery-the-application-of-joint-modeling
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Batoul Khoundabi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Marjan Mansourian, Seyed Mohammadreza Hashemian, Mehdi Kazempoor Dizaji
BACKGROUND: Admission to the ICU (intensive care unit) is frequently complicated by early AKI (acute kidney injury). The development of AKI following cardiac surgery is particularly associated with increased mortality and morbidity. According to AKIN (acute kidney injury network) criteria, UO (urinary output) is a predictor for AKI. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine the effects of some AKI risk factors on AKI and also to investigate changes in UO as a predictor of AKI using joint modeling...
September 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176979/risk-of-pneumonia-and-urinary-tract-infection-within-the-first-week-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-and-the-impact-on-survival
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Eva N Glassou, Torben B Hansen, Alma B Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia and urinary tract infections (UTIs) increase morbidity and mortality. There is little epidemiological evidence from large population-based studies on risk factors for these infections and subsequent mortality in total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. AIM: To examine the risk factors of postoperative pneumonia and UTI after THA and their impact on survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the Danish Hip Arthroplasty Register to identify THAs due to osteoarthritis registered from 2000 to 2013...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144131/cranberry-juice-concentrate-does-not-significantly-decrease-the-incidence-of-acquired-bacteriuria-in-female-hip-fracture-patients-receiving-urine-catheter-a-double-blind-randomized-trial
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Anna-Karin Gunnarsson, Lena Gunningberg, Sune Larsson, Kenneth B Jonsson
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common complication among patients with hip fractures. Receiving an indwelling urinary catheter is a risk factor for developing UTIs. Treatment of symptomatic UTIs with antibiotics is expensive and can result in the development of antimicrobial resistance. Cranberries are thought to prevent UTI. There is no previous research on this potential effect in patients with hip fracture who receive urinary catheters. AIM: The aim of this study is to investigate whether intake of cranberry juice concentrate pre-operatively decreases the incidence of postoperative UTIs in hip fracture patients that received a urinary catheter...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140454/geriatric-infectious-diseases-current-concepts-on-diagnosis-and-management
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Thomas T Yoshikawa, Dean C Norman
New information on infectious diseases in older adults has become available in the past 20 years. In this review, in-depth discussions on the general problem of geriatric infectious diseases (epidemiology, pathogenesis, age-related host defenses, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach); diagnosis and management of bacterial pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and Clostridium difficile infection; and the unique challenges of diagnosing and managing infections in a long-term care setting are presented.
January 31, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139946/multiple-sclerosis-in-pregnancy-prevalence-sociodemographic-features-and-obstetrical-outcomes
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Alex Fong, Cindy T Chau, Cara Quant, Jennifer Duffy, Deyu Pan, Dotun A Ogunyemi
OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the prevalence, sociodemographic features, and antenatal/peripartum outcomes of multiple sclerosis (MS) in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was performed using deliveries in California from 2001-2009. Cases of MS as well as other morbidities were identified via ICD-9-CM code. Logistic regression was performed to adjust for potential confounders. RESULTS: 1,185 out of 4,424,049 deliveries were complicated by MS...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139662/use-of-antibiotic-and-prevalence-of-antibiotic-associated-diarrhoea-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injuries-a-uk-national-spinal-injury-centre-experience
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S Wong, P Santullo, J O'Driscoll, A Jamous, S P Hirani, M Saif
BACKGROUND: This was a retrospective audit, with the aims being to (1) record the use of antibiotics; (2) establish the prevalence of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD); and (3) assess if there was any seasonal variation in antibiotic use and incidence of AAD. METHODS: The study was performed at a single spinal cord injury (SCI) centre in the UK. Data were collected using a standardised questionnaire during October 2014 to June 2015...
January 31, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126327/serotype-specific-effectiveness-of-23-valent-pneumococcal-polysaccharide-vaccine-against-pneumococcal-pneumonia-in-adults-aged-65-years-or-older-a-multicentre-prospective-test-negative-design-study
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Motoi Suzuki, Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel, Tomoko Ishifuji, Michio Yasunami, Makito Yaegashi, Norichika Asoh, Masayuki Ishida, Sugihiro Hamaguchi, Masahiro Aoshima, Koya Ariyoshi, Konosuke Morimoto
BACKGROUND: The serotype-specific effectiveness of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) against pneumococcal pneumonia has not been established in people aged 65 years or older. We assessed the effectiveness of PPV23 in this population. METHODS: For this multicentre, prospective study, we enrolled all individuals aged 65 years or older with community-onset pneumonia who visited four study hospitals in Japan between Sept 28, 2011, and Aug 23, 2014...
March 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120450/an-investigation-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-women-aged-40-and-over
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Neziha Sever, Umran Oskay
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and associated risk factors in women aged 40 years and over. METHODS: The study was carried out with a total of 312 women. The data were collected between 1 January 2009 and 30 July 2010. As research instruments, an interview form of 19 questions that questioned personal characteristics and was developed by researchers, and the Bristol Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (BFLUTS) Questionnaire evaluating lower urinary tract symptoms were used...
January 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
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