Patient Characteristics Affect Discharge Status for Opioid-related Infective Endocarditis

Conclusions: The fact that patient disposition varied across different payors suggests that hospitals are missing opportunities to engage the most vulnerable patients with IE. Given the long-term care required by this condition, hospitals are well-positioned to participate in interventions to initiate substance abuse treatment and help patients navigate outpatient substance abuse treatment options.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

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We present a case of PVE after transurethral resection of the prostate in a 63-year-old male patient with a history of mitral valve replacement. The patient was treated by appropriate antimicrobials for 6 weeks and recovered completely.
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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ute;nyi J Abstract Mortality in type 1 diabetes, although showing a declining trend, is significantly higher than standard mortality. The case study focuses on a woman who lived for 91 years; she was insulin-dependent for 86 years and has been treated by a single physician - the author - for over 55 years. She was diagnosed with diabetes in 1932 at the age of five. Her diabetes was first treated with rapid-acting insulin three times daily, then from 1940 with rapid-acting and protamine zinc insulin once daily, while later on pork, then human crystalline zinc insulin was used, followed by a mixture of rapid-acting ...
Source: Orvosi Hetilap - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Orv Hetil Source Type: research
Pericardial effusion is often detected in patients with Infective endocarditis. Incidence can be as high as 25% . Most often it is mild, can be moderate in few. Mechanism Sympathetic effusion in response to endocardial infection. It’s never more than minimal. (Evidence ? it’s only an assumption) IE related cardiac failure (Raised systemic venous pressure to which pericardial veins drain) Local sepsis, Abcess formation tracks to pericardial space through transmural lymphatics Fungal , granulomatous , Tuberculous IE (Rare) Here IE and PE  share the same pathology Part of systemic sepsis activated Immun...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: cardiology -Therapeutics Cardiology -unresolved questions Infrequently asked questions in cardiology (iFAQs) pericardial disease pericardial effusion Pericardium infective endocarditis pericardial effusion in infective endocarditis Source Type: blogs
Authors: Okan Cakir M, Kirca O, Gunduz S, Ozdogan M Abstract Infections in immunocompromised-neoplastic patients represent a severe complication. Among bacteria, Enterococcus species constitute a common causative pathogen of urinary tract infections (UTIs), especially among hospitalized patients with or without urinary tract carcinoma, related commonly to urinary tract abnormalities, urinary catheters or prolonged antibiotic treatment. Although enterococci have been considered more commonly as colonization bacteria in the intestine than virulent agents, they are frequently implicated in UTIs. The high incidence of ...
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- Naloxone prescribing has increased but is still very low among patients at risk for opioid overdose, according to a study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Lewei (Allison) Lin, M.D., from the...
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Conclusions: Comorbid presentations of individuals with psychosis are frequent and diverse. Depression and anxiety, in particular, worsen social functioning deficits in people with psychotic symptoms. Given their impact on functioning, psychiatric treatments should address these comorbidities during hospitalization, as well as when followed in the community. PMID: 31983294 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
Opioid-related drug overdose deaths continue to rise at an alarming rate and have reached the level of a national crisis [1,2]. Timely administration of naloxone (Narcan ®) can reverse the respiratory depression characteristic of opioid overdoses. A series of state legislative changes have recently occurred enabling law enforcement to carry and administer naloxone [3,4]. Pennsylvania (PA), a state with one of the highest rates of death due to opioid overdose, enact ed PA Act 139 in 2014, which allows first responders to administer naloxone to people with suspected overdoses and provides immunity to those responding to ...
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic, with a significant portion of the burden associated with prescription opioids. In response, the CDC released aGuideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, which promotes access to treatment for opioid use disorder. Decades of research have linked childhood adversity to negative health and risk behavior outcomes, including substance misuse. Our present study builds upon this work to examine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and prescription opioid misuse. We compiled data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance ...
Source: The Journal of Primary Prevention - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
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