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Emergencias (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) ; 32(1): 40-44, feb. 2020. tab, graf
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-185852

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Objetivo. Determinar el impacto pronóstico de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC) en los pacientes diagnosticados de enfermedad tromboembólica venosa (ETV) en servicios de urgencias (SU) españoles. Método. Análisis secundario del registro ESPHERIA que incluyó pacientes consecutivos con ETV sintomática en 53 SU. Resultados. Se incluyeron 801 pacientes de los que 71 (9%) tenían EPOC, siendo la tromboembolia pulmonar la forma de presentación más frecuente de ETV en este subgrupo de pacientes (77,5% vs 47,1%, p < 0,001). Los pacientes con EPOC tuvieron con más frecuencia disfunción de ventrículo derecho en la angiotomografía pulmonar (18,2% vs 13,1%; p < 0,001) y necesidad de soporte ventilatorio (7% vs 0,5%; p < 0,001). Los pacientes con ETV y EPOC tuvieron mayor incidencia de reingreso o mortalidad en el seguimiento a 180 días [HR 1,52 (IC 95% 1,00-2,29; p = 0,048)], comparados con los pacientes con ETV sin EPOC. Conclusiones. La EPOC tiene impacto pronóstico en los pacientes diagnosticados de ETV en SU españoles, en términos de mortalidad y reingreso hospitalario


Objective. To determine the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on prognosis in patients diagnosed with venous thromboembolic disease (VTED) in Spanish emergency departments. Methods. Secondary analysis of data from the ESPHERIA (Spanish acronym for Risk Profile of Patients VTED Attended in Spanish Emergency Departments) registry. Results. A total of 801 patients, 71 (9%) with COPD, were included. Pulmonary thromboembolism was recorded in 77.%% of the patients with COPD (vs in 47.1% of patients without COPD; P<.001). Patients with COPD had evidence of right ventricular dysfunction on computed tomography angiography more often than other VTED patients (18.2% vs 13.1%; P<.001) and more often required ventilatory support (7% vs 0.5%; P<.001). VTED patients with COPD also had a higher rate of readmission or mortality at 180 days (hazard ratio, 1.52; 95% CI, 1.00-2.29; P = .048)] than patients without COPD. Conclusions. COPD affects the prognosis of patients diagnosed with VTED in Spanish emergency departments as evidenced by hospital readmission and mortality


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Humanos , Masculino , Idoso , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/complicações , Tromboembolia Venosa , Tromboembolia Venosa/complicações , Prognóstico , Serviços Médicos de Emergência , Estudos de Coortes , Intervalos de Confiança , Readmissão do Paciente , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/diagnóstico , Análise Multivariada
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Emergencias ; 32(1): 40-44, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Espanhol, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31909911

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OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on prognosis in patients diagnosed with venous thromboembolic disease (VTED) in Spanish emergency departments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from the ESPHERIA (Spanish acronym for Risk Profile of Patients VTED Attended in Spanish Emergency Departments) registry. RESULTS: A total of 801 patients, 71 (9%) with COPD, were included. Pulmonary thromboembolism was recorded in 77.%% of the patients with COPD (vs in 47.1% of patients without COPD; P<.001). Patients with COPD had evidence of right ventricular dysfunction on computed tomography angiography more often than other VTED patients (18.2% vs 13.1%; P<.001) and more often required ventilatory support (7% vs 0.5%; P<.001). VTED patients with COPD also had a higher rate of readmission or mortality at 180 days (hazard ratio, 1.52; 95% CI, 1.00-2.29; P = .048)] than patients without COPD. CONCLUSION: COPD affects the prognosis of patients diagnosed with VTED in Spanish emergency departments as evidenced by hospital readmission and mortality.

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Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol ; 55(1): 29-33, 2020.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31515087

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic disease that is often associated with ageing. There are predictive models based on variables that associate it with a poor prognosis, although those do not include common conditions in the elderly, such as frailty or comorbidity. The aim of this study is to determine the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of a cohort of elderly outpatients with HF followed-up by cardiologists. This will include a study of the prevalence of frailty and other geriatric syndromes, as well as their impact on the prognosis, and to evaluate whether these may improve predictive ability of such predictive models. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational, prospective, and multicentre study that will include 400 patients ≥75years old with chronic HF followed-up in Spanish tertiary hospitals by cardiology specialists in HF. Patients will undergo a comprehensive geriatric assessment, and prediction of events will be performed based on MAGGIC (Meta-Analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure) and Barcelona-Bio HF calculator scores. The primary endpoint is cardiovascular and overall mortality at 1 and 3years follow-up. RESULTS: This study will assess both the characteristics and prognosis of elderly patients with HF followed-up by cardiologists in Spain and the applicability in the elderly population of scores used in the general population with chronic HF. CONCLUSION: This is the first prospective study that will systematically assess frailty and other geriatric syndromes in the elderly outpatient with HF in Spain and followed-up by cardiologists, thus contributing to improve knowledge about both its prevalence and impact on our patients.

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Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31870507

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Increasing numbers of older persons are being treated by specialties other than Geriatric Medicine. Specialists turn to Geriatric Teams when they need to accurately stratify their patients' risk and prognosis, predict the potential impact of their, often, invasive interventions, optimise their clinical status, and contribute to discharge planning. Oncology and Haematology, Cardiology, General Surgery, and other surgical departments are examples where such collaborative working is already established, to a varying extent. The use of the term "Cross-speciality Geriatrics" is suggested when geriatric care is provided in clinical areas traditionally outside the reach of Geriatric Teams. The core principles of Geriatric Medicine (comprehensive geriatric assessment, patient-centred multidisciplinary targeted interventions, and input at point-of-care) are adapted to the specifics of each specialty and applied to frail older patients in order to deliver a holistic assessment/treatment, better patient/carer experience, and improved clinical outcomes. Using Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment methodology and Frailty scoring in such patients provides invaluable prognostic information, helps in decision making, and enables personalised treatment strategies. There is evidence that such an approach improves the efficiency of health care systems and patient outcomes. This article includes a review of these concepts, describes existing models of care, presents the most commonly used clinical tools, and offers examples of excellence in this new era of geriatric care. In an ever ageing population it is likely that teams will be asked to provide Cross-specialty Geriatrics across different Health Care systems. The fundamentals for its implementation are in place, but further evidence is required to guide future development and consolidation, making it one of the most important challenges for Geriatrics in the coming years.

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Emergencias (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) ; 31(6): 407-412, dic. 2019. tab, graf
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-185139

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Objetivo. Identificar el patrón de práctica clínica habitual respecto al tratamiento crónico con sacubitrilo-valsartán (SV) durante los episodios de insuficiencia cardiaca aguda (ICA), sus determinantes y su efecto sobre la evolución. Método. Estudio exploratorio de pacientes con ICA incluidos en el Registro EAHFE-6 en tratamiento crónico con SV. Se recogieron características basales, del episodio y del tratamiento con SV, y se identificaron factores relacionados con la interrupción de SV y su asociación con eventos adversos 180 días postevento índice (mortalidad por cualquier causa) y postalta (reconsulta a urgencias u hospitalización por ICA, muerte o evento combinado). Resultados. Se incluyeron 50 pacientes (mediana desde inicio de SV: 81 días; RIC: 43-284) y SV se interrumpió en 19 casos (38%; 5 en urgencias, 14 en hospitalización). Se identificó un motivo de retirada en 16 casos (4 por insuficiencia renal; y 3 por hipotensión arterial, hiperpotasemia, debilidad/mareo y empeoramiento de ICA, respectivamente). La retirada de SV se asoció con edad avanzada, no estar en tratamiento con betabloqueantes e hiperpotasemia. No hubo diferencias significativas entre grupos en eventos adversos a los 180 días postevento índice o postalta. Conclusión. En los pacientes en tratamiento crónico con SV que presentan ICA, este es suspendido en más de un tercio de casos, si bien ello no se asocia con cambios evolutivos


Objectives. To describe the pattern of care usually given to patients with acute heart failure (AHF) who are taking sacubitril/valsartan (SV) and to explore the effects of care characteristics on clinical outcomes. Methods. Exploratory study of AHF cases in patients taking SV who were included in the register for the Epidemiology of Acute Heart Failure in Emergency Departments during the sixth period of data collection (EAHFE-6). We extracted baseline and episode variables and information related to SV treatment. We also analyzed associations between the discontinuation of SV therapy and adverse events within 180 days (all-cause mortality) and after discharge (emergency revisits, admission for AHF, death from any cause, or a composite event). Results. Fifty patients on SV were included. The median time on SV therapy was 81 days (interquartile range, 43-284 days). SV was discontinued in 19 cases (38%; 5 in the emergency department and 14 on the ward). Sixteen records specified the reason for discontinuing SV: renal insufficiency, 4 cases; arterial hypotension, 3; weakness/dizziness, 3; and exacerbated AHF, 3. SV discontinuation was associated with older age, absence of treatment with a betablocker, and hyperkalemia. The EAHFE-6 cases did not reveal significant differences related to SV discontinuation with respect to the rates of adverse events within 180 days or on discharge after the index event. Conclusions. Long-term SV therapy is discontinued in over a third of patients who present with exacerbated AHF even though no association with clinical outcomes could be identified


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Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Idoso , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Serviços Médicos de Emergência , Hospitalização , Valsartana/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/uso terapêutico , Hiperpotassemia/tratamento farmacológico
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Emergencias ; 31(6): 407-412, 2019.
Artigo em Espanhol, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31777213

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OBJECTIVES: To describe the pattern of care usually given to patients with acute heart failure (AHF) who are taking sacubitril/valsartan (SV) and to explore the effects of care characteristics on clinical outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Exploratory study of AHF cases in patients taking SV who were included in the register for the Epidemiology of Acute Heart Failure in Emergency Departments during the sixth period of data collection (EAHFE-6). We extracted baseline and episode variables and information related to SV treatment. We also analyzed associations between the discontinuation of SV therapy and adverse events within 180 days (all-cause mortality) and after discharge (emergency revisits, admission for AHF, death from any cause, or a composite event). RESULTS: . Fifty patients on SV were included. The median time on SV therapy was 81 days (interquartile range, 43-284 days). SV was discontinued in 19 cases (38%; 5 in the emergency department and 14 on the ward). Sixteen records specified the reason for discontinuing SV: renal insufficiency, 4 cases; arterial hypotension, 3; weakness/dizziness, 3; and exacerbated AHF, 3. SV discontinuation was associated with older age, absence of treatment with a betablocker, and hyperkalemia. The EAHFE-6 cases did not reveal significant differences related to SV discontinuation with respect to the rates of adverse events within 180 days or on discharge after the index event. CONCLUSION: Long-term SV therapy is discontinued in over a third of patients who present with exacerbated AHF even though no association with clinical outcomes could be identified.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31720894

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The aim was to develop a predictive model of infection by multidrug-resistant microorganisms (MDRO). A national, retrospective cohort study was carried out including all patients attended for an infectious disease in 54 Spanish Emergency Departments (ED), in whom a microbiological isolation was available from a culture obtained during their attention in the ED. A MDRO infection prediction model was created in a derivation cohort using backward logistic regression. Those variables significant at p < 0.05 assigned an integer score proportional to the regression coefficient. The model was then internally validated by k-fold cross-validation and in the validation cohort. A total of 5460 patients were included; 1345 (24.6%) were considered to have a MDRO infection. Twelve independent risk factors were identified in the derivation cohort and were combined into an overall score, the ATM (assessment of threat for MDRO) score. The model achieved an area under the curve-receiver operating curve of 0.76 (CI 95% 0.74-0.78) in the derivation cohort and 0.72 (CI 95% 0.70-0.75) in the validation cohort (p = 0.0584). Patients were then split into 6 risk categories and had the following rates of risk: 7% (0-2 points), 16% (3-5 points), 24% (6-9 points), 33% (10-14 points), 47% (15-21 points), and 71% (> 21 points). Findings were similar in the validation cohort. Several patient-specific factors were independently associated with MDRO infection risk. When integrated into a clinical prediction rule, higher risk scores and risk classes were related to an increased risk for MDRO infection. This clinical prediction rule could be used by providers to identify patients at high risk and help to guide antibiotic strategy decisions, while accounting for clinical judgment.

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Emergencias ; 31(5): 318-326, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Espanhol, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31625303

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OBJECTIVES: To determine whether chest radiographs can contribute to prognosis in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with AHF were enrolled by the participating emergency departments. Radiographic variables assessed were the presence or absence of evidence of cardiomegaly and pleural effusion and the pulmonary parenchymal pattern observed (vascular redistribution, interstitial edema, and/or alveolar edema). We gathered variables for the AHF episode and the patient's baseline state. Outcomes were in-hospital and 1-year mortality; hospital stay longer than 7 days, and a composite of events within 30 days of discharge (revisit, rehospitalization, and/or death). Crude and adjusted hazard ratios were calculated for the 3 categories of radiographic variables. The variables were also studied in combination. RESULTS: A total of 2703 patients with a mean (SD) age of 81 (19) years were enrolled; 54.5% were women. Cardiomegaly was observed in 1711 cases (76.8%) and pleural effusion in 992 (36.7%). A pulmonary parenchymal pattern was observed in all cases, as follows: vascular redistribution in 1672 (61.9%), interstitial edema in 629 (23.3%) and alveolar edema in 402 (14.9%). The adjusted hazard ratios showed that cardiomegaly lacked prognostic value. However, the presence of pleural effusion was associated with a 23% (95% CI, 2%-49%) higher rate of the 30- day composite outcome; in-hospital mortality was 89% (30%-177%) higher in the presence of alveolar edema, and 1-year mortality was 38% (14%-67%) higher in association with vascular redistribution. The results for the variables in combination were consistent with the results for individual variables. CONCLUSION: A diagnostic chest radiograph can also contribute to the prediction of adverse events. Pleural effusion is associated with a higher rate of events after discharge, and alveolar edema is associated with higher mortality.

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Emergencias (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) ; 31(5): 318-326, oct. 2019. tab, graf
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-184121

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Objetivos. Investigar si la radiografía de tórax en pacientes con insuficiencia cardiaca aguda (ICA) puede contribuir a establecer el pronóstico. Método. Se incluyeron pacientes consecutivos diagnosticados de ICA en urgencias. Se valoró: cardiomegalia radiológica (CR), derrame pleural (DP) y el patrón parenquimatoso pulmonar (PPP: redistribución vascular, edema intersticial, edema alveolar). Se recogieron variables del estado basal del paciente y del episodio. Las variables de resultado evaluadas fueron mortalidad intrahospitalaria y al año, ingreso prolongado (> 7 días) y evento combinado (reconsulta, rehospitalización o muerte) a 30 días postalta, para las cuales se calcularon las hazard ratio crudas y ajustadas para las tres variables radiológicas y su combinación entre ellas. Resultados. Se incluyeron 2.703 pacientes con una edad media de 81 (DE 19) años; el 54,5% eran mujeres. Se observó CR en 1.711 casos (76,8%), DP en 992 (36,7%) y todos los pacientes mostraron PPP (redistribución vascular el 61,9%, edema intersticial el 23,3% y edema alveolar el 14,9%). El análisis ajustado mostró que la CR no tuvo valor pronóstico; el DP incrementó un 23% (IC 95% 2-49%) los eventos combinados a los 30 días postalta; y el PPP edema alveolar aumentó un 89% (30-177%) la mortalidad intrahospitalaria y un 38% (14-67%) la mortalidad al año respecto al PPP redistribución vascular (referencia). El estudio de la combinación de estos tres hallazgos radiológicos mostró resultados similares y congruentes con los hallazgos del estudio individualizado. Conclusiones. La radiografía de tórax, además de ayudar a establecer el diagnóstico de ICA, puede contribuir a estimar el pronóstico de eventos adversos. Así, el DP se asocia a un incremento de eventos adversos postalta y el PPP edema alveolar a una mayor mortalidad


Objective. To determine whether chest radiographs can contribute to prognosis in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). Methods. Consecutive patients with AHF were enrolled by the participating emergency departments. Radiographic variables assessed were the presence or absence of evidence of cardiomegaly and pleural effusion and the pulmonary parenchymal pattern observed (vascular redistribution, interstitial edema, and/or alveolar edema). We gathered variables for the AHF episode and the patient’s baseline state. Outcomes were in-hospital and 1-year mortality; hospital stay longer than 7 days, and a composite of events within 30 days of discharge (revisit, rehospitalization, and/or death). Crude and adjusted hazard ratios were calculated for the 3 categories of radiographic variables. The variables were also studied in combination. Results. A total of 2703 patients with a mean (SD) age of 81 (19) years were enrolled; 54.5% were women. Cardiomegaly was observed in 1711 cases (76.8%) and pleural effusion in 992 (36.7%). A pulmonary parenchymal pattern was observed in all cases, as follows: vascular redistribution in 1672 (61.9%), interstitial edema in 629 (23.3%) and alveolar edema in 402 (14.9%). The adjusted hazard ratios showed that cardiomegaly lacked prognostic value. However, the presence of pleural effusion was associated with a 23% (95% CI, 2%-49%) higher rate of the 30-day composite outcome; in-hospital mortality was 89% (30%-177%) higher in the presence of alveolar edema, and 1-year mortality was 38% (14%-67%) higher in association with vascular redistribution. The results for the variables in combination were consistent with the results for individual variables. Conclusions. A diagnostic chest radiograph can also contribute to the prediction of adverse events. Pleural effusion is associated with a higher rate of events after discharge, and alveolar edema is associated with higher mortality


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Humanos , Feminino , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Insuficiência Cardíaca/diagnóstico por imagem , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Radiografia Torácica/métodos , Serviços Médicos de Emergência , Cardiomegalia/diagnóstico por imagem , Edema Pulmonar/complicações , Edema Pulmonar/diagnóstico por imagem , Derrame Pleural/complicações , Derrame Pleural/diagnóstico por imagem
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Maturitas ; 129: 50-56, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31547913

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OBJECTIVES: To determine functional changes and factors affecting 180-day functional prognosis among older patients attending a hospital emergency department (ED) after a fall. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis from a prospective cohort study (FALL-ER Registry) spanning one year that included individuals aged ≥65 years attending four Spanish EDs after a fall. We collected 9 baseline and 6 fall-related factors. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Barthel Index (BI) was measured at baseline, discharge and 30, 90 and 180 days after the index fall. Absolute and relative BI changes were calculated. Absolute difference of ≥10 points between BI at baseline and at 180 days was considered a clinically significant functional decline. RESULTS: 452 patients (mean age 80 ±â€¯8 years; 70.8% women) were included. Baseline BI was 79.3 ±â€¯23.1 points. Compared with baseline, functional status was significantly lower at the 4 follow-up time points (-8.7% at discharge; and -6.9%, -7.9% and -9.5% at 30, 90 and 180 days; p < 0.001 for all comparisons in relation to baseline; p = 0.001 for change over time). One hundred and thirty-three (29.6%) patients had a clinically significant functional decline at 180 days. Age ≥85 years (OR = 2.24, 95%CI 1.23-4.08; p = 0.008), fall-related fracture (OR = 2.45, 95%CI 1.43-4.28; p = 0.001), hospitalization (OR = 1.91; 95%CI 1.11-3.29; p = 0.019) and post-fall syndrome (OR = 1.77, 95%CI 1.13-2.77; p = 0.013) were independently associated with 180-day clinically significant functional decline. CONCLUSION: Patients ≥65 years attending EDs after a fall experience a consistent and persistent negative impact on their functional status. Several factors may help identify patients at increased risk of functional impairment.


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Acidentes por Quedas , Atividades Cotidianas , Nível de Saúde , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência , Feminino , Fraturas Ósseas/fisiopatologia , Hospitalização , Humanos , Masculino , Prognóstico , Sistema de Registros , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores de Tempo
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Eur J Intern Med ; 70: 24-32, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31451322

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between length of hospitalisation (LOH) and post-discharge outcomes in acute heart failure (AHF) patients and to ascertain whether there are different patterns according to department of initial hospitalisation. METHODS: Consecutive AHF patients hospitalised in 41 Spanish centres were grouped based on the LOH (<6/6-10/11-15/>15 days). Outcomes were defined as 90-day post-discharge all-cause mortality, AHF readmissions, and the combination of both. Hazard ratios (HRs), adjusted by chronic conditions and severity of decompensation, were calculated for groups with LOH >6 days vs. LOH <6 days (reference), and stratified by hospitalisation in cardiology, internal medicine, geriatrics, or short-stay units. RESULTS: We included 8563 patients (mean age: 80 (SD = 10) years, 55.5% women), with a median LOH of 7 days (IQR 4-11): 2934 (34.3%) had a LOH <6 days, 3184 (37.2%) 6-10 days, 1287 (15.0%) 11-15 days, and 1158 (13.5%) >15 days. The 90-day post-discharge mortality was 11.4%, readmission 32.2%, and combined endpoint 37.4%. Mortality was increased by 36.5% (95%CI = 13.0-64.9) when LOH was 11-15 days, and by 72.0% (95%CI = 42.6-107.5) when >15 days. Conversely, no differences were found in readmission risk, and the combined endpoint only increased 21.6% (95%CI = 8.4-36.4) for LOH >15 days. Stratified analysis by hospitalisation departments rendered similar post-discharge outcomes, with all exhibiting increased mortality for LOH >15 days and no significant increments in readmission risk. CONCLUSIONS: Short hospitalisations are not associated with worse outcomes. While post-discharge readmissions are not affected by LOH, mortality risk increases as the LOH lengthens. These findings were similar across hospitalisation departments.

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Eur J Heart Fail ; 21(11): 1434-1442, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31373161

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AIM: To evaluate the abilities to perform essential tasks for heart failure (HF) self-management in elderly patients, and its influence on post-discharge prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Overall, 415 patients ≥70 years old hospitalized for HF were included and followed during 1 year. The ability to perform six specific tasks (use of a scale, weight registration, diuretic identification, knowledge of salted foods, oedema identification, and treatment adjustment) was tested and distributed on terciles (T) of performance. Correlation with the self-administered questionnaire European HF Self-care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) was evaluated. The independent influence of self-care on 1-year mortality and readmission risks was calculated by Cox proportional hazards regression analysis. Mean age was 80.1 years. On average, patients could perform 2.9 ± 1.6 of self-care tasks, and only 5.3% could perform the six tasks correctly. Patients with previous HF self-care education had slight better performance (3.2 ± 1.6 vs 2.8 ± 1.6, P < 0.02). A weak correlation was found between EHFScBS and number of tasks correctly performed (r = -0.135; P = 0.006). One-year mortality in T1, T2, and T3 patients was 33.0%, 20.7%, and 14.1%, respectively (P = 0.002). Multivariable analysis showed T2 and T3 groups having a lower adjusted mortality risk compared with T1 [hazard ratio (HR) 0.58; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.32-1.03; and HR 0.40; 95% CI 0.21-0.77, respectively], without differences in readmissions. CONCLUSION: Most elderly patients admitted for HF are unable to perform several essential tasks needed for HF self-care. Self-perception of care was poorly correlated with real ability, and poor self-care ability was associated with higher 1-year mortality risk.

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Eur J Intern Med ; 67: 89-96, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31331793

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OBJECTIVE: To study the outcomes of patients with acute heart failure (AHF) presenting renal dysfunction (RD) or hyperkalaemia (Hk) alone or in combination. METHOD: We analysed the data of the EAHFE registry, a multicentre, non interventionist cohort with prospective follow-up of patients with AHF. Four groups were defined based on the presence or not of RD or Hk alone or in combination. The primary endpoint was 30-day all-cause mortality. RESULTS: A total of 11,935 of the 13,791 patients included in the EAHFE registry were analysed. Of these, 5088 (42.6%) did not have RD or Hk (NoRD-NoHk), 150 (1.3%) had no RD but had Hk (NoRD-Hk), 6012 (50.4%) had RD but not Hk (RD-NoHk) and 685 (5.7%) had both RD and Hk (RD-Hk). Thirty-day all-cause mortality was greatest in the RD-Hk group with an adjusted Hazard Ratio (HR) of 2.44 (confidence interval 95% [CI95%] 1.67-3.55; p < 0.001) and in the RD-NoHk group with an adjusted HR of 1.34 (CI95% 1.04-1.71; p = 0.022). There were no significant differences in in-hospital mortality and reconsultation at 30 days for HF. For the combined endpoint of 30-day all-cause mortality the adjusted HR was 1.33 (CI95% 1.04-1.70); (p = 0.021) for the RD-Hk group. CONCLUSIONS: The association of 30-day all-cause mortality with the presence of RD and Hk in patients presenting AHF at admission is greater than in those without this combination.

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Cardiovasc Drugs Ther ; 33(4): 453-459, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31332655

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary congestion (PC) is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization and death in patients with heart failure (HF). Lung ultrasound has shown to be highly sensitive for detecting PC in HF. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether lung ultrasound-guided therapy improves 6-month outcomes in patients with HF compared with conventional treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Randomized, multicenter, single-blind clinical trial in patients discharged from Internal Medicine Departments after hospitalization for decompensated HF. Participants will be assigned 1:1 to receive treatment guided according to the presence of lung ultrasound signs of congestion (semi-quantitative evaluation of B lines and the presence of pleural effusion) versus clinical assessment of congestion. The primary outcome is the combination of cardiovascular death and readmission for HF at 6 months. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study will provide more evidence about the impact of lung ultrasound on treatment monitoring in patients with chronic HF.

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Eur J Heart Fail ; 21(7): 844-851, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31218825

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Lung ultrasound is a useful tool for the assessment of patients with both acute and chronic heart failure, but the use of different image acquisition methods, inconsistent reporting of the technique employed and variable quantification of 'B-lines,' have all made it difficult to compare published reports. We therefore need to ensure that future studies utilizing lung ultrasound in the assessment of heart failure adopt a standardized approach to reporting the quantification of pulmonary congestion. Strategies to improve patient care by use of lung ultrasound in the assessment of heart failure have been difficult to develop. In the present document, key aspects of standardization are discussed, including equipment used, number of chest zones assessed, the method of quantifying B-lines, the presence and timing of additional investigations (e.g. natriuretic peptides and echocardiography) and the impact of therapy. This consensus report includes a checklist to provide standardization in the preparation, review and analysis of manuscripts. This will serve as a guide for investigators and clinicians and enhance the quality and transparency of lung ultrasound research.

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Eur J Heart Fail ; 21(11): 1353-1365, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31127677

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OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with acute heart failure (AHF) according to clinical profiles based on congestion and perfusion determined in the emergency department (ED). METHODS AND RESULTS: Overall, 11 261 unselected AHF patients from 41 Spanish EDs were classified according to perfusion (normoperfusion = warm; hypoperfusion = cold) and congestion (not = dry; yes = wet). Baseline and decompensation characteristics were recorded as were the main wards to which patients were admitted. The primary outcome was 1-year all-cause mortality; secondary outcomes were need for hospitalisation during the index AHF event, in-hospital all-cause mortality, prolonged hospitalisation, 7-day post-discharge ED revisit for AHF and 30-day post-discharge rehospitalisation for AHF. A total of 8558 patients (76.0%) were warm + wet, 1929 (17.1%) cold + wet, 675 (6.0%) warm + dry, and 99 (0.9%) cold + dry; hypoperfused (cold) patients were more frequently admitted to intensive care units and geriatrics departments, and warm + wet patients were discharged home without admission. The four phenotypes differed in most of the baseline and decompensation characteristics. The 1-year mortality was 30.8%, and compared to warm + dry, the adjusted hazard ratios were significantly increased for cold + wet (1.660; 95% confidence interval 1.400-1.968) and cold + dry (1.672; 95% confidence interval 1.189-2.351). Hypoperfused (cold) phenotypes also showed higher rates of index episode hospitalisation and in-hospital mortality, while congestive (wet) phenotypes had a higher risk of prolonged hospitalisation but decreased risk of rehospitalisation. No differences were observed among phenotypes in ED revisit risk. CONCLUSIONS: Bedside clinical evaluation of congestion and perfusion of AHF patients upon ED arrival and classification according to phenotypic profiles proposed by the latest European Society of Cardiology guidelines provide useful complementary information and help to rapidly predict patient outcomes shortly after ED patient arrival.

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Heart ; 105(20): 1559-1567, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31142594

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OBJECTIVE: Patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the setting of left bundle branch block (LBBB) present an important diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to the clinician. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated the incidence of AMI and diagnostic performance of specific ECG and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) criteria in patients presenting with chest discomfort to 26 emergency departments in three international, prospective, diagnostic studies. The final diagnosis of AMI was centrally adjudicated by two independent cardiologists according to the universal definition of myocardial infarction. RESULTS: Among 8830 patients, LBBB was present in 247 (2.8%). AMI was the final diagnosis in 30% of patients with LBBB, with similar incidence in those with known LBBB versus those with presumably new LBBB (29% vs 35%, p=0.42). ECG criteria had low sensitivity (1%-12%) but high specificity (95%-100%) for AMI. The diagnostic accuracy as quantified by the receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve of hs-cTnT and hs-cTnI concentrations at presentation (area under the ROC curve (AUC) 0.91, 95% CI 0.85 to 0.96 and AUC 0.89, 95% CI 0.83 to 0.95), as well as that of their 0/1-hour and 0/2-hour changes, was very high. A diagnostic algorithm combining ECG criteria with hs-cTnT/I concentrations and their absolute changes at 1 hour or 2 hours derived in cohort 1 (45 of 45(100%) patients with AMI correctly identified) showed high efficacy and accuracy when externally validated in cohorts 2 and 3 (28 of 29 patients, 97%). CONCLUSION: Most patients presenting with suspected AMI and LBBB will be found to have diagnoses other than AMI. Combining ECG criteria with hs-cTnT/I testing at 0/1 hour or 0/2 hours allows early and accurate diagnosis of AMI in LBBB. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: APACE: NCT00470587; ADAPT: ACTRN12611001069943; TRAPID-AMI: RD001107;Results.

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Eur J Intern Med ; 65: 69-77, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31076345

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BACKGROUND: Little is known about the prevalence and impact of risk of malnutrition on short-term mortality among seniors presenting with acute heart failure (AHF) in emergency setting. The objective was to determine the impact of risk of malnutrition on 30-day mortality risk among older patients who attended in Emergency Departments (EDs) for AHF. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the OAK-3 Registry including all consecutive patients ≥65 years attending in 16 Spanish EDs for AHF. Risk of malnutrition was defined by the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF) < 12 points. Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression models were used to assess the association between risk of malnutrition and 30-day mortality. RESULTS: We included 749 patients (mean age: 85 (SD 6); 55.8% females). Risk of malnutrition was observed in 594 (79.3%) patients. The rate of 30-day mortality was 8.8%. After adjusting for MEESSI-AHF risk score clinical categories (model 1) and after adding all variables showing a significantly different distribution among groups (model 2), the risk of malnutrition was an independent factor associated with 30-day mortality (adjusted OR by model 1 = 3.4; 95%CI 1.2-9.7; p = .020 and adjusted OR by model 2 = 3.1; 95%CI 1.1-9.0; p = .033) compared to normal nutritional status. CONCLUSIONS: The risk of malnutrition assessed by the MNA-SF is associated with 30-day mortality in older patients with AHF who were attended in EDs. Routine screening of risk of malnutrition may help emergency physicians in decision-making and establishing a care plan.

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Heart ; 105(18): 1423-1431, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31018955

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OBJECTIVE: Assess the relative incidence and compare characteristics and outcome of unstable angina (UA) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). DESIGN: Two independent prospective multicentre diagnostic studies (Advantageous Predictors of Acute Coronary Syndromes Evaluation [APACE] and High-Sensitivity Troponin in the Evaluation of Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome [High-STEACS]) enrolling patients with acute chest discomfort presenting to the emergency department. Central adjudication of the final diagnosis was done by two independent cardiologists using all clinical information including serial measurements of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn). All-cause death and future non-fatal MI were assessed at 30 days and 1 year. RESULTS: 8992 patients were enrolled at 11 centres. UA was adjudicated in 8.9%(95% CI 8.0 to 9.7) and 2.8% (95% CI 2.3 to 3.3) patients in APACE and High-STEACS, respectively, and NSTEMI in 15.1% (95% CI 14.0 to 16.2) and 13.4% (95% CI 12.4 to 14.3). Coronary artery disease was pre-existing in 73% and 76% of patients with UA. At 30 days, all-cause mortality in UA was substantially lower as compared with NSTEMI (0.5% vs 3.7%, p=0.002 in APACE, 0.7% vs 7.4%, p=0.004 in High-STEACS). Similarly, at 1 year in UA all-cause mortality was 3.3% (95% CI 1.2 to 5.3) vs 10.4% (95% CI 7.9 to 12.9) in APACE, and 5.1% (95% CI 0.7 to 9.5) vs 22.9% (95% CI 19.3 to 26.4) in High-STEACS, and similar to non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). In contrast, future non-fatal MI in APACE was comparable in UA and NSTEMI (11.2%, 95% CI 7.8 to 14.6 and 7.9%, 95% CI 5.7 to 10.2), and higher than in NCCP (0.6%, 95% CI 0.2 to 1.0). CONCLUSIONS: The relative incidence and mortality of UA is substantially lower than that of NSTEMI, while the rate of future non-fatal MI is similar.

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