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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(11): 1392-1401, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31674241

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AIMS: The aim of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in comparison with standard wound management after initial surgical wound debridement in adults with severe open fractures of the lower limb. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An economic evaluation was conducted from the perspective of the United Kingdom NHS and Personal Social Services, based on evidence from the 460 participants in the Wound Management of Open Lower Limb Fractures (WOLLF) trial. Economic outcomes were collected prospectively over the 12-month follow-up period using trial case report forms and participant-completed questionnaires. Bivariate regression of costs (given in £, 2014 to 2015 prices) and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), with multiple imputation of missing data, was conducted to estimate the incremental cost per QALY gained associated with NPWT dressings. Sensitivity and subgroup analyses were undertaken to assess the impacts of uncertainty and heterogeneity, respectively, surrounding aspects of the economic evaluation. RESULTS: The base case analysis produced an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of £267 910 per QALY gained, reflecting higher costs on average (£678; 95% confidence interval (CI) -£1082 to £2438) and only marginally higher QALYS (0.002; 95% CI -0.054 to 0.059) in the NPWT group. The probability that NPWT is cost-effective in this patient population did not exceed 27% regardless of the value of the cost-effectiveness threshold. This result remained robust to several sensitivity and subgroup analyses. CONCLUSION: This trial-based economic evaluation suggests that NPWT is unlikely to be a cost-effective strategy for improving outcomes in adult patients with severe open fractures of the lower limb. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1392-1401.


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Ossos da Extremidade Inferior/lesões , Fraturas Expostas/economia , Tratamento de Ferimentos com Pressão Negativa/economia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Análise Custo-Benefício , Utilização de Instalações e Serviços , Feminino , Humanos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Anos de Vida Ajustados por Qualidade de Vida , Reoperação/estatística & dados numéricos , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Am Surg ; 85(9): 1033-1039, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31638520

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Regionalization of complex surgical care has increased interhospital transfers to quaternary centers within large health-care systems. Risk-based patient selection is imperative to improve resource allocation without compromising care. This study aimed to develop predictive models for identifying low-risk patients for transfer to a fully integrated satellite hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) service in the northeast region of the health-care system. HPB transfers to the quaternary center over 15 months from hospitals in proximity to the satellite HPB center. A predictive tool was developed based on simple pretransfer variables and outcomes for 30-day major complications (Clavien grade ≥ 3), readmission, and mortality. Thresholds for "low risk" were set at different SDs below mean for each model. Predictive models were developed from 51 eligible northeast region patient transfers for major complications (Brier score 0.1948, receiver operator characteristic (ROC) 0.7123, P = 0.0009), readmission (Brier score 0.0615, ROC 0.7368, P = 0.0020), and mortality (Brier score 0.0943, ROC 0.7989, P = 0.0023). Thresholds set from 2 SD below the mean for all models identified 2 as "low risk." Adjusting the threshold for the serious complication model to only 1 SD below the mean increased the "low-risk" cohort to five patients. These models demonstrate an easy-to-use tool to assist surgeons in identifying low-risk patients for diversion to a fully integrated satellite center. Improved interhospital transfers within a region could begin a transition from centers of excellence toward health-care systems of excellence.


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Doenças Biliares/cirurgia , Hepatopatias/cirurgia , Modelos Logísticos , Pancreatopatias/cirurgia , Transferência de Pacientes , Medição de Risco/estatística & dados numéricos , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Cuidados Críticos , Feminino , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Planejamento Hospitalar , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , North Carolina , Readmissão do Paciente , Complicações Pós-Operatórias , Medição de Risco/métodos
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Am Surg ; 85(9): 1044-1050, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31638522

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Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) may improve patients' postoperative course. Our center implemented the ERAS protocol for the colorectal service in 2016, and then expanded to multiple service lines over the course of 1.5 years. Our aim was to determine whether broad implementation of ERAS protocols across different service lines could improve patient care. All ERAS patients from 2018 were captured prospectively. For each service line using ERAS, one full year of data preceding ERAS was compared. ERAS service lines included colorectal, gynecology laparoscopic, gynecology open, hepatopancreaticobiliary, urology - nephrectomy and cystectomy, spinal fusion, cardiac surgery-coronary artery bypass grafting. ERAS and pre-ERAS services were compared based on length of stay (LOS), complications, readmission, and mortality rates. In addition, hospital costs were collected during this time frame. ERAS protocols significantly decreased LOS for colorectal, gynecology, and spine. Complications were significantly decreased in colorectal, gynecology, urology, and spine. Readmissions did not significantly increase in any service line except spine. There was no significant change in mortality. ERAS proved to save the hospital 1847 days and cost saving of almost $5 million in 2018. Implementing ERAS broadly improved patient outcomes (LOS, complications, readmission, and mortality) while providing cost savings to the hospital.


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Protocolos Clínicos , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Eletivos/economia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Eletivos/normas , Custos Hospitalares , Cuidados Pós-Operatórios/economia , Cuidados Pós-Operatórios/normas , Melhoria de Qualidade , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Tempo de Internação/economia , Readmissão do Paciente/economia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/economia , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/prevenção & controle
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Ig Sanita Pubbl ; 75(3): 231-244, 2019.
Artigo em Italiano | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31645064

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The increase of chronic diseases prevalence has created the need to adapt care models. Telemedicine applications play an increasingly important role in health care and provide tools that are indispensable for home health care, remote patient monitoring, disease management, and lastly are enable patients to have more control of their own well being. The paper presents an Italian Healthcare Local Authority Experience. The objective of paper was to evaluate the impact of telemedicine on patients with long-term conditions at high risk for rehospitalization or an emergency department visit, in terms of target disease control (diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The outcomes are highly positive. They register the decrease of access to emergency care, the reduction of waiting list for the next visits and the increase of customer satisfaction.


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Doença Crônica/terapia , Serviços de Assistência Domiciliar , Telemedicina , Diabetes Mellitus , Humanos , Readmissão do Paciente , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica
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Einstein (Sao Paulo) ; 18: eAO4871, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31664324

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OBJECTIVE: To analyze, from the pharmacotherapy perspective, the factors associated to visits of older adults to the emergency department within 30 days after discharge. METHODS: A cross-sectional study carried out in a general public hospital with older adults. Emergency department visit was defined as the stay of the older adult in this service for up to 24 hours. The complexity of drug therapy was determined using the Medication Regimen Complexity Index. Potentially inappropriate drugs for use in older adults were classified according to the American Geriatric Society/Beers criteria of 2015. The outcome investigated was the frequency of visits to the emergency department within 30 days of discharge. Multivariate logistic regression was performed to identify the factors associated with the emergency department visit. RESULTS: A total of 255 elderly in the study, and 67 (26.3%) visited emergency department within 30 days of discharge. Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medications for older adults did not present a statistically significant association. The diagnosis of heart failure and Medication Regimen Complexity Index >16.5 were positively associated with emergency department visits (OR=2.3; 95%CI: 1.04-4.94; p=0.048; and OR=2.1; 95%CI: 1.11-4.02; p=0.011), respectively. Furthermore, the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease were protection factors for the outcome (OR=0.4; 95%CI: 0.20-0.73; p=0.004; and OR=0.3; 95%CI: 0.13-0.86; p=0.023). CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of heart failure and Medication Regimen Complexity Index >16.5 were positively associated with the occurrence of an emergency department visit within 30 days of discharge.


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Prescrições de Medicamentos/estatística & dados numéricos , Tratamento Farmacológico/estatística & dados numéricos , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Alta do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Polimedicação , Fatores de Tempo
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Am Surg ; 85(10): 1113-1117, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31657305

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Although recommendations help guide surgeons' mesh choice in abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR), financial and institutional pressures may play a bigger role. Standardization of an AWR algorithm may help reduce costs and change mesh preferences. We performed a retrospective review of high- and low-risk patients who underwent inpatient AWR between 2014 and 2016. High risk was defined as immunosuppression and/or history of infection/contamination. Patients were stratified by the type of mesh as biologic/biosynthetic or synthetic. These cohorts were analyzed for outcome, complications, and cost. One hundred twelve patients underwent complex AWR. The recurrence rate at two years was not statistically different between high- and low-risk cohorts. No significant difference was found in the recurrence rate between biologic and synthetic meshes when comparing both high- and low-risk cohorts. The average cost of biologic mesh was $9,414.80 versus $524.60 for synthetic. The estimated cost saved when using synthetic mesh for low-risk patients was $295,391.20. In conclusion, recurrence rates for complex AWR seem to be unrelated to mesh selection. There seems to be an excess use of biologic mesh in low-risk patients, adding significant cost. Implementing a critical process to evaluate indications for biologic mesh use could decrease costs without impacting the quality of care, thus improving the overall value of AWR.


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Parede Abdominal/cirurgia , Materiais Biocompatíveis/economia , Redução de Custos , Sobremedicalização/economia , Telas Cirúrgicas/economia , Algoritmos , Materiais Biocompatíveis/efeitos adversos , Estudos de Coortes , Humanos , Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido , Sobremedicalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias , Recidiva , Reoperação/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Telas Cirúrgicas/efeitos adversos , Telas Cirúrgicas/estatística & dados numéricos
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JAMA ; 322(14): 1371-1380, 2019 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31593271

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Importance: Patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations have high rehospitalization rates and reduced quality of life. Objective: To evaluate whether a hospital-initiated program that combined transition and long-term self-management support for patients hospitalized due to COPD and their family caregivers can improve outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: Single-site randomized clinical trial conducted in Baltimore, Maryland, with 240 participants. Participants were patients hospitalized due to COPD, randomized to intervention or usual care, and followed up for 6 months after hospital discharge. Enrollment occurred from March 2015 to May 2016; follow-up ended in December 2016. Interventions: The intervention (n = 120) involved a comprehensive 3-month program to help patients and their family caregivers with long-term self-management of COPD. It was delivered by nurses with special training on supporting patients with COPD using standardized tools. Usual care (n = 120) included transition support for 30 days after discharge to ensure adherence to discharge plan and connection to outpatient care. Main Outcomes and Measures: The primary outcome was number of COPD-related acute care events (hospitalizations and emergency department visits) per participant at 6 months. The co-primary outcome was change in participants' health-related quality of life measured by the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) at 6 months after discharge (score, 0 [best] to 100 [worst]; 4-point difference is clinically meaningful). Results: Among 240 patients who were randomized (mean [SD] age, 64.9 [9.8] years; 61.7% women), 203 (85%) completed the study. The mean (SD) baseline SGRQ score was 62.3 (18.8) in the intervention group and 63.6 (17.4) in the usual care group. The mean number of COPD-related acute care events per participant at 6 months was 1.40 (95% CI, 1.01-1.79) in the intervention group vs 0.72 (95% CI, 0.45-0.97) in the usual care group (difference, 0.68 [95% CI, 0.22-1.15]; P = .004). The mean change in participants' SGRQ total score at 6 months was 2.81 in the intervention group and -2.69 in the usual care group (adjusted difference, 5.18 [95% CI, -2.15 to 12.51]; P = .11). During the study period, there were 15 deaths (intervention: 8; usual care: 7) and 339 hospitalizations (intervention: 202; usual care: 137). Conclusions and Relevance: In a single-site randomized clinical trial of patients hospitalized due to COPD, a 3-month program that combined transition and long-term self-management support resulted in significantly greater COPD-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits, without improvement in quality of life. Further research is needed to determine reasons for this unanticipated finding. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02036294.


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Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Aceitação pelo Paciente de Cuidados de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/terapia , Qualidade de Vida , Autogestão , Cuidado Transicional , Idoso , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 21(10): 686-691, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31599512

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BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) blood level is associated with clinical outcomes of several diseases. However, the independent predictive role of CRP in the heterogeneous population of patients admitted to internal medicine wards is not known. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether single CRP levels at admission independently predicts clinical outcome and flow of patients in general medicine wards. METHODS: This study comprised 275 patients (50.5% female) with a mean age of 68.25 ± 17.0 years, hospitalized with acute disease in a general internal medicine ward. The association between admission CRP levels and clinical outcomes including mortality, the need for mechanical ventilation, duration of hospitalization, and re-admission within 6 months was determined. RESULTS: A significant association was found between CRP increments of 80 mg/L and risk for the major clinical outcomes measured. The mortality odds ratio (OR) was 1.89 (95% confidence interval (95%CI, 1.37-2.61, P < 0.001), mechanical ventilation OR 1.67 (95%CI, 1.10-2.34, P = 0.006), re-admission within 6 months OR 2.29 (95%CI, 1.66-3.15 P < 0.001), and prolonged hospitalization >7 days OR 2.09 (95%CI, 1.59-2.74, P < 0.001). Lower increments of10 mg/L in CRP levels were associated with these outcomes although with lower ORs. Using a stepwise regression model for admission CRP levels resulted in area under the receiver operating characteristics curves between 0.70 and 0.76 for these outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: A single admission CRP blood level is independently associated with major parameters of clinical outcomes in acute care patients hospitalized in internal medicine wards.


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Proteína C-Reativa/análise , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Medicina Interna/métodos , Avaliação de Resultados da Assistência ao Paciente , Doença Aguda , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Admissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Respiração Artificial/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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Gynecol Oncol ; 155(1): 93-97, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31492539

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OBJECTIVE: To compare postoperative outcomes by primary payer status for patients with gynecologic malignancies. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent elective surgery for gynecologic malignancies between 2015 and 2019. Patient outcomes were compared by payer status using logistic regression. Sociodemographic and clinical covariates were selected a priori and included age, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification, body mass index, smoking status, malignancy site, surgery type, race, estimated income, marital status, and medical interpreter requirement. RESULTS: A total of 1894 patients comprised the study sample. In the multivariate model, compared to patients with private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare patients were more likely to mobilize >24 h after surgery (OR 1.9, p < 0.05 and OR 3.2, p < 0.001, respectively), to require ICU admission (OR 4.0, p < 0.05 and OR 5.0, p < 0.05, respectively), and to have longer lengths of stay (OR 1.8, p < 0.05 and OR 2.2, p < 0.001, respectively). Medicaid patients were also more likely to have higher total hospital costs (OR 1.7, p < 0.05). Payer status was not associated with postoperative pain, postoperative opiate use, or 30-day readmission rates. CONCLUSIONS: Medicaid and Medicare payer status are associated with worse postoperative outcomes in patients with gynecologic malignancies. The poor outcomes of Medicaid patients - a cohort defined by limited income - are noteworthy. The etiology is likely multifactorial, arising from a complex interplay of factors ranging from system issues such as access to care to the unique health status of a population bearing a high burden of disease and socioeconomic adversity.


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Neoplasias dos Genitais Femininos/economia , Neoplasias dos Genitais Femininos/cirurgia , Disparidades em Assistência à Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Medicaid/estatística & dados numéricos , Medicare/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos em Ginecologia/economia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos em Ginecologia/estatística & dados numéricos , Custos Hospitalares , Humanos , Tempo de Internação , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Dor Pós-Operatória/tratamento farmacológico , Dor Pós-Operatória/economia , Dor Pós-Operatória/etiologia , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , São Francisco , Resultado do Tratamento , Estados Unidos
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 759, 2019 Aug 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31470800

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BACKGROUND: Surveillance of current changes in the epidemiology of Invasive Fungal Diseases (IFDs) as an important component of the antifungal stewardship programs (ASP), requires careful regular monitoring, especially in high-risk settings such as oncology centers. This study aimed to examine Candida colonization status and corresponding current changes in children with malignancy during repeated admissions and also investigate the possible epidemiological shifts after the implementation of ASP. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, all eligible patients younger than 18 years were recruited during 2016-2017 at Amir Medical Oncology Center (AMOC) in Shiraz, Iran. Totally, 136 patients were enrolled and 482 samples were collected from different sites (oral/nasal discharges, urine and stool). Weekly regular sampling was carried out during hospitalization. Candida colonization status and epidemiological changes were monitored during repeated admissions. Samples were cultivated on Sabouraud Dextrose agar medium and identified by Polymerase Chain Reaction -Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). RESULTS: Estimated Candida colonization incidence was 59.9% (82/136) in our patients. Candida colonization was found to be higher in oral cavity and rectum than that in nasal cavity. Among those long-term follow ups and repetitive hospitalizations, a significant number of patients exhibited changes in their colonization patterns (37.7%). Candida colonization did not reveal any significant relationship with age, sex, oncologic diseases and degree of neutropenia. C. albicans (72.0%) was found as the most common Candida species in colonized patients, followed by C. krusei, C. kefyr, C. glabrata and C. parapsilosis. CONCLUSION: Given the high incidence of Candida infections in children with cancers, close monitoring of epidemiologic changes is essential for judicious management, based on local surveillance data and improvement of overall quality of care in high risk patients.


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Candida/classificação , Candida/isolamento & purificação , Infecção Hospitalar/microbiologia , Neoplasias Hematológicas/microbiologia , Readmissão do Paciente , Adolescente , Candida/genética , Candidíase/epidemiologia , Candidíase/microbiologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Infecção Hospitalar/epidemiologia , Feminino , Neoplasias Hematológicas/complicações , Neoplasias Hematológicas/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Hematológicas/terapia , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Incidência , Irã (Geográfico)/epidemiologia , Masculino , Boca/microbiologia , Nariz/microbiologia , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Readmissão do Paciente/tendências , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Polimorfismo de Fragmento de Restrição , Estudos Prospectivos , Reto/microbiologia , Recidiva
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Br J Anaesth ; 123(5): 671-678, 2019 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31474350

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BACKGROUND: Days alive and out of hospital (DAH) has been proposed as a pragmatic outcome measure of surgical quality. However, there is a lack of procedure specific data or data within an optimised fast-track protocol. Furthermore, information about influence of follow-up duration and types of complications on DAH is limited. METHODS: Observational multicentre cohort study of patients undergoing fast-track total hip (THA) and knee arthroplasty (TKA). Prospective information on comorbidity and complete 90 days follow-up was undertaken through the Danish National Patient Register and chart review. RESULTS: For 16 137 procedures, of which 18.6% were high-risk (≥2 preoperative risk factors), the median length of stay was 2 days (inter-quartile range [IQR], 2-3), and 30- and 90-day readmission rates were 5.7% and 8.1%, respectively. Median DAH30 and DAH90 days were 27 (26-28) and 87 (85-88) vs 28 (27-28) and 88 (87-89) (P<0.001) in high-vs low-risk patients, respectively. The fraction with DAH ≤25 at 30 days and DAH ≤85 at 90 days was increased in high-vs low-risk patients: 23.3% vs 6.8% (odds ratio [OR]=4.16; 95% confidence interval [CI], 3.73-4.65) and 26.0% vs 8.6% (OR=3.75; 95% CI, 3.38-4.16). There were relatively fewer 'surgical' complications in high- vs low-risk patients with DAH30 ≤25 (14.6% vs 25.8%) (OR=0.49; 95% CI, 0.37-0.65) and DAH90 ≤85 (16.9% vs 31.89%) (OR=0.43; 95% CI, 0.34-0.56). About 2% of patients had readmissions, but DAH was >25 and >85 at 30 and 90 days after operation, respectively. CONCLUSION: Median DAH in fast-track THA/TKA patients is 28 at 30 days and 88 at 90 days after surgery. DAH in high-risk patients was only slightly reduced compared with low-risk patients, but they have relatively more 'medical' complications.


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Artroplastia de Quadril/mortalidade , Artroplastia do Joelho/mortalidade , Idoso , Artroplastia de Quadril/efeitos adversos , Artroplastia de Quadril/normas , Artroplastia do Joelho/efeitos adversos , Artroplastia do Joelho/normas , Estudos de Coortes , Comorbidade , Dinamarca/epidemiologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/mortalidade , Período Pós-Operatório , Indicadores de Qualidade em Assistência à Saúde , Sistema de Registros , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(32): e16370, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393346

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Validated risk scoring systems in African American (AA) population are under studied. We utilized history, electrocardiogram, age, risk factors, and initial troponin (HEART) and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) scores to predict major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in non-high cardiovascular (CV) risk predominantly AA patient population.A retrospective emergency department (ED) charts review of 1266 chest pain patients where HEART and TIMI scores were calculated for each patient. Logistic regression model was computed to predict 6-week and 1-year MACE and 90-day cardiac readmission. Decision curve analysis (DCA) was constructed to differentiate between clinical strategies in non-high CV risk patients.Of the 817 patients included, 500 patients had low HEART score vs. 317 patients who had moderate HEART score. Six hundred sixty-three patients had low TIMI score vs. 154 patients had high TIMI score. The univariate logistic regression model shows odds ratio of predicting 6-week MACE using HEART score was 3.11 (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.43-6.76, P = .004) with increase in risk category from low to moderate vs. 2.07 (95% CI 1.18-3.63, P = .011) using TIMI score with increase in risk category from low to high and c-statistic of 0.86 vs. 0.79, respectively. DCA showed net benefit of using HEART score is equally predictive of 6-week MACE when compared to TIMI.In non-high CV risk AA patients, HEART score is better predictive tool for 6-week MACE when compared to TIMI score. Furthermore, patients presenting to ED with chest pain, the optimal strategy for a 2% to 4% miss rate threshold probability should be to discharge these patients from the ED.


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Afro-Americanos , Doenças Cardiovasculares/etnologia , Dor no Peito/etnologia , Indicadores Básicos de Saúde , Hospitais Comunitários/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Doenças Cardiovasculares/mortalidade , Dor no Peito/etiologia , Dor no Peito/mortalidade , Eletrocardiografia , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/tratamento farmacológico , Readmissão do Paciente , Estudos Prospectivos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Terapia Trombolítica/estatística & dados numéricos , Troponina/sangue
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(32): e16739, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393386

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Surgical site infection (SSI) is a well-known complication in older adults. However, there have been no studies on SSI after gastrectomy in older adults. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of SSIs after gastrectomy in older adults.We performed a retrospective cohort study of older adults, aged 65 years or older, who underwent gastrectomy between January 2015 and December 2015 at the Severance Hospital in Seoul, Korea. The incidence and outcomes of SSIs after gastrectomy were evaluated, and the risk factors for SSI were identified using multivariate analyses.We identified 353 older adults who underwent gastrectomy. Of these, 25 patients (7.1%) developed an SSI. Multivariate analysis indicated that open surgery (odds ratio, 2.71; 95% confidence interval, 1.13-6.51; P = .03) and a longer operation time (odds ratio, 1.01; 95% confidence interval, 1.00-1.01; P = .04) were independent risk factors for SSI after gastrectomy. In the SSI group, the incidence of postoperative fever (84.0% vs 51.8%; P < .001), length of postoperative hospital stay (13 days vs 6 days; P < .001), and re-admission rates within 30 days postoperatively (32.0% vs 3.4%; P < .001) were significantly higher than those in the non-SSI group.The risk factors for SSI in older adults after gastrectomy were open surgery and a longer operation time. When an SSI occurred, the postoperative hospital stay was prolonged and the chances of having a postoperative fever and being re-admitted within 30 days increased.


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Gastrectomia/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Gástricas/cirurgia , Infecção da Ferida Cirúrgica/epidemiologia , Idoso , Comorbidade , Feminino , Gastrectomia/métodos , Humanos , Incidência , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Excisão de Linfonodo , Masculino , Duração da Cirurgia , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , República da Coreia/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(32): e16775, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393400

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BACKGROUND: The benefit of a procalcitonin (PCT)-guided antibiotic strategy in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: This updated meta-analysis was performed to reevaluate the therapeutic potential of PCT-guided antibiotic therapy in AECOPD. DATA SOURCES: We searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ClinicalTrials.gov up to February 2019 to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) investigating the role of PCT-guided antibiotic strategies in treating adult patients with AECOPD. Relative risk (RR) or mean differences (MD) with accompanying 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated with a random-effects model. RESULTS: Eight RCTs with a total of 1376 participants were included. The results suggested that a PCT-guided antibiotic strategy reduced antibiotic prescriptions (RR: 0.55; 95% CI: 0.39-0.76; P = .0003). However, antibiotic exposure duration (MD: -1.34; 95% CI: -2.83-0.16; P = .08), antibiotic use after discharge (RR: 1.61; 95% CI: 0.61-4.23; P = .34), clinical success (RR: 1.02; 95% CI: 0.96-1.08; P = .47), all-cause mortality (RR: 1.05; 95% CI: 0.72-1.55; P = .79), exacerbation at follow-up (RR: 0.97; 95% CI: 0.80-1.18; P = .78), readmission at follow-up (RR: 1.12; 95% CI: 0.82-1.53; P = .49), length of hospital stay (MD: -0.36; 95% CI: -1.36-0.64; P = .48), and adverse events (RR: 1.33; 95% CI: 0.79-2.23; P = .28) were similar in both groups. IMPLICATIONS OF KEY FINDINGS: A PCT-guided antibiotic strategy is associated with fewer antibiotic prescriptions, and has similar efficacy and safety compared with standard antibiotic therapy in AECOPD patients.


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Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Pró-Calcitonina/sangue , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Antibacterianos/administração & dosagem , Antibacterianos/efeitos adversos , Protocolos Clínicos , Esquema de Medicação , Uso de Medicamentos , Humanos , Readmissão do Paciente , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/complicações , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/mortalidade , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto
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Am Surg ; 85(7): 685-689, 2019 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31405408

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Trauma recidivists are a high-risk patient population. The effects of recidivism on Geriatric trauma mortality have not been investigated. Our hypothesis is that trauma recidivism is associated with high postdischarge mortality after the initial index admission in both the geriatric and adult trauma populations. The trauma registry of our Level I trauma center was queried for patients evaluated between 2008 and 2012. Patients were stratified adult (18-64) and geriatric (≥65) groups and matched with mortality data from the National Death Index. Unique patients were identified and recidivists flagged. Statistical analysis was performed based on characteristics from the index admission using nonparametric tests, and Kaplan-Meier curves were plotted to examine postdischarge mortality after index admission for recidivists. A total of 8716 records met inclusion criteria; 800 recidivist records were identified representing 369 unique patients. Recidivists presented between 2 and 7 times. Recidivists were more likely to be male, required ICU admission and mechanical ventilation, had a longer median length of stay, were less likely to discharge home, and had a higher postdischarge mortality. Stratifying into adult and geriatric groups demonstrated significant differences in injury severity, injury patterns, length of stay, race, gender, mechanism, and postdischarge mortality. Recidivists demonstrated a higher postdischarge mortality in both groups with the geriatric group approaching 46 per cent. Trauma recidivists represent an at-risk group with significantly higher postdischarge mortality. Group characteristics differ significantly between the adult and geriatric recidivist populations. Further research is needed to identify modifiable risk factors in these populations to minimize risks of morbidity and mortality.


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Mortalidade , Centros de Traumatologia/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva/estatística & dados numéricos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Adulto Jovem
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Am Surg ; 85(7): 700-707, 2019 Jul 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31405411

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The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for hospital readmission for child maltreatment after trauma, including admissions across different hospitals nationwide. The Nationwide Readmissions Database for 2010-2014 was queried for all patients younger than 18 years admitted for trauma. The primary outcome was readmission for child maltreatment. The secondary outcome was readmission for maltreatment presenting to a hospital different than the index admission hospital. A subgroup analysis was performed on patients without a diagnosis of maltreatment during the index admission. Multivariable logistic regression was performed for each outcome. There were 608,744 admissions identified and 44,569 (7.32%) involved maltreatment at the index admission. Readmission for maltreatment was found in 1,948 (0.32%) patients and 368 (18.89%) presented to a different hospital. The highest risk for readmission for maltreatment was found in patients with maltreatment identified at the index admission (odds ratios (OR) 9.48 [8.35-10.76]). The strongest risk factor for presentation to a different hospital was found with the lowest median household income quartile (OR 3.50 [2.63-4.67]). The subgroup analysis identified 647 (0.11%) children with readmission for maltreatment that was missed during the index admission. The strongest risk factor for this outcome was Injury Severity Score > 15 (OR 3.29 [2.68-4.03]). This study demonstrates that a significant portion of admissions for trauma in children and teenagers could be misrepresented as not involving maltreatment. These index admissions could be the only chance for intervention for child maltreatment. Identifying these at-risk individuals is critical to prevention efforts.


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Maus-Tratos Infantis/estatística & dados numéricos , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Ferimentos e Lesões/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Criança , Maus-Tratos Infantis/diagnóstico , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Hospitais/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Lactente , Escala de Gravidade do Ferimento , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Razão de Chances , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Wiad Lek ; 72(7): 1387-1396, 2019.
Artigo em Polonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31398174

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Readmission to the ICU is considered a serious adverse event. The medical and economic impact of this complication is so significant, that a percentage of ICU readmissions is today considered an indicator of ICU quality. This review paper analyzes the available literature on epidemiology, prediction and the clinical effects of ICU readmissions. It turns out that there are no publications on this subject in the Polish literature. Data from other countries indicate, that a percentage of ICU readmissions depends on a variety of factors and is ranging from 2% to 15%. Hospitalization time after ICU readmission is longer and hospital mortality is higher. We do not have reliable tools for the prediction of this complication. In the Polish healthcare system, multidisciplinary ICUs are run by specialists in anaesthesiology and intensive therapy. Patients discharged from these departments constitute a high-risk population and are further referred to doctors representing various medical specialities. Few available data indicate that long-term outcomes of patients discharged from Polish ICU are very bad, especially in the elderly. The problem of maintaining proper continuity of treatment after discharge from a high level ofmedical supervision is therefore very important to ensure coordinated medical care.


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Unidades de Terapia Intensiva , Readmissão do Paciente , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Alta do Paciente , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(8): 1015-1023, 2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31362544

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AIMS: Hip fractures are associated with high morbidity, mortality, and costs. One strategy for improving outcomes is to incentivize hospitals to provide better quality of care. We aimed to determine whether a pay-for-performance initiative affected hip fracture outcomes in England by using Scotland, which did not participate in the scheme, as a control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We undertook an interrupted time series study with data from all patients aged more than 60 years with a hip fracture in England (2000 to 2018) using the Hospital Episode Statistics Admitted Patient Care (HES APC) data set linked to national death registrations. Difference-in-differences (DID) analysis incorporating equivalent data from the Scottish Morbidity Record was used to control for secular trends. The outcomes were 30-day and 365-day mortality, 30-day re-admission, time to operation, and acute length of stay. RESULTS: There were 1 037 860 patients with a hip fracture in England and 116 594 in Scotland. Both 30-day (DID -1.7%; 95% confidence interval (CI) -2.0 to -1.2) and 365-day (-1.9%; 95% CI -2.5 to -1.3) mortality fell in England post-intervention when compared with outcomes in Scotland. There were 7600 fewer deaths between 2010 and 2016 that could be attributed to interventions driven by pay-for-performance. A pre-existing annual trend towards increased 30-day re-admissions in England was halted post-intervention. Significant reductions were observed in the time to operation and length of stay. CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence that a pay-for-performance programme improved the outcomes after a hip fracture in England. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1015-1023.


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Fixação de Fratura/economia , Fraturas do Quadril/economia , Melhoria de Qualidade/economia , Reembolso de Incentivo , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Inglaterra , Feminino , Seguimentos , Fixação de Fratura/estatística & dados numéricos , Fraturas do Quadril/mortalidade , Fraturas do Quadril/cirurgia , Humanos , Análise de Séries Temporais Interrompida , Tempo de Internação/economia , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Readmissão do Paciente/economia , Readmissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Melhoria de Qualidade/estatística & dados numéricos , Escócia , Tempo para o Tratamento/economia , Resultado do Tratamento
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