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Conditions:   Heart Failure;   COPD;   Myocardial Infarction;   Coronary Artery Bypass Graft;   Pneumonia;   Total Knee Replacement;   Total Hip Replacement;   Stroke Intervention:   Sponsor:   Florida Hospital Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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Gómez-Huelgas R Abstract AIMS: To analyze national trends in the rates of hospitalizations (all-cause and by principal discharge diagnosis) in total diabetic population of Spain. METHODS: We carried out a nation-wide population-based study of all diabetic patients hospitalized between 1997 and 2010. All-cause hospitalizations, hospitalizations by principal discharge diagnosis, mean age, Charlson Comorbidity Index, readmission rates and length of hospital stay were examined. Annual rates adjusted for age and sex were analyzed and trends were calculated. RESULTS: Over 14-years-period, all-cause hos...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsGIM services care for a markedly heterogeneous population but the most common conditions were similar across 7 hospitals. The diversity of conditions cared for in GIM may be challenging for healthcare delivery and quality improvement. Initiatives that cut across individual diseases to address processes of care, patient experience, and functional outcomes may be more relevant to a greater proportion of the GIM population than disease-specific efforts.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
This studycounters that notion, and the findings may suggest that many senior citizens remain more cognitively and emotionally intact than commonly believed. "We found that older people have similar ability to make thousands of hippocampal new neurons from progenitor cells as younger people do. We also found equivalent volumes of the hippocampus (a brain structure used for emotion and cognition) across ages. Nevertheless, older individuals had less vascularization and maybe less ability of new neurons to make connections. It is possible that ongoing hippocampal neurogenesis sustains human-specific cognitive fun...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Authors: Linnen DT, Kornak J, Stephens C Abstract CONTEXT: Evidence suggests an association between rurality and decreased life expectancy. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether rural hospitals have higher hospital mortality, given that very sick patients may be transferred to regional hospitals. DESIGN: In this ecologic study, we combined Medicare hospital mortality ratings (N = 1267) with US census data, critical access hospital classification, and National Center for Health Statistics urban-rural county classifications. Ratings included mortality for coronary artery bypass grafting, stroke, chronic obstructive...
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
Conditions:   Heart Failure;   COPD;   Myocardial Infarction;   Coronary Artery Bypass Graft;   Pneumonia;   Total Knee Replacement;   Total Hip Replacement;   Stroke Intervention:   Sponsor:   Florida Hospital Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsTAR in octogenarians with COPD and/or malignancy showed higher mortality rates; d-TEVAR is more appropriate in these situations. The prevention of perioperative stroke, which is related with poor prognosis in both the groups, is critical.
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
In readinglast year's RSNA report, I was struck with just how little has changed.Here I am this year, 2017, and here's how I looked at RSNA 2016:A little grayer, perhaps a pound or two more. But otherwise same ol'Dalai. And same ol'RSNA. I even manned the RAD-AID booth again:Yes, I tied the bow-tie all by myself.This is a model housed at the Bayer booth of the airship RAD-AID hopes to use to bring imaging to underserved areas; I think the official rendering is much more impressive, and maybe even a little, well,buxom:I'm still lobbying for a seat on the first flight. Did I saybuxom? I meanthandsome!I did attend the requisi...
Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs
We examined trends in resource use and patient characteristics over the study period. RESULTS: There were 136 208 admissions to general internal medicine involving 88 121 unique patients over the study period. General internal medicine admissions accounted for 38.8% of all admissions from the emergency department and 23.7% of all hospital bed-days. Over the study period, the number of admissions to general internal medicine increased by 32.4%; there was no meaningful change in the median length of stay or cost per hospital stay. The median patient age was 73 (interquartile range [IQR] 57-84) years, and the median ...
Source: cmaj - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CMAJ Open Source Type: research
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