Candesartan reduced mortality and hospital admissions in chronic heart failure: COMMENTARY
- Candesartan reduced mortality and hospital admissions in
chronic heart failure. // ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p32
The article analyses if angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB) candesartan reduce death and hospital admissions in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Patients were analyzed in 618 medical centers of 26 countries. 7601 patients who were less than 18 years of age and had symptomatic CHF for...
- n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and atrial fibrillation in patients with chronic heart failure: the GISSI-HF trial. Aleksova, Aneta; Masson, Serge; Maggioni, Aldo P.; Lucci, Donata; Fabbri, Gianna; Beretta, Luciano; Mos, Lucio; Paino, Anna Maria; Nicolosi, Gian Luigi; Marchioli, Roberto; Tognoni, Gianni; Tavazzi, Luigi; Sinagra, Gianfranco; Latini, Roberto // European Journal of Heart Failure;Nov2013, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p1289
Aims In the last few years, n-3 polyunsaturated acids (PUFAs) have been extensively studied for the prevention of AF, mostly in patients without heart failure (HF) or LV dysfunction. This post-hoc analysis of the GISSI-HF trial assessed the effect of n-3 PUFAs on AF in patients with chronic HF...
- Impact of telemonitoring home care patients with heart failure or chronic lung disease from primary care on healthcare resource use (the TELBIL study randomised controlled trial). Martín-Lesende, Iñaki; Orruño, Estibalitz; Bilbao, Amaia; Vergara, Itziar; Carmen Cairo, M.; Bayón, Juan Carlos; Reviriego, Eva; Isabel Romo, María; Larrañaga, Jesús; Asua, José; Abad, Roberto; Recalde, Elizabete // BMC Health Services Research;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Background: There is growing evidence that home telemonitoring can be advantageous in societies with increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of a primary care-based telemonitoring intervention on the number and length of hospital...
- Acute hospital admissions from nursing homes: some may be avoidable. Bowman, C. E.; Elford, J.; Dovey, J.; Campbell, S.; Barrowclough, H. // Postgraduate Medical Journal;Jan2001, Vol. 77 Issue 903, p40
A retrospective survey of acute hospital admissions from nursing homes over a year to a district hospital revealed high overall hospital admission rates and wide variations of admission rates from similar homes. Medical admissions dominated, infections and poorly controlled heart failure being...
- Dopey mistakes. // Shape;Sep97, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p26
Reports on the number of drug related errors which occur with every 100 hospital admissions, as it relates to a study done by researchers in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- ED admissions for heart failure outpace non-ED admissions. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Oct2003, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p100
Looks into the increasing incidence of hospital admission for heart failure in the U.S. Statistics on hospital admission for heart failure; Increase in the number of heart failure admission through the emergency department of a hospital; Financial implications of this trend.
- Elimination of early rehospitalization in a randomized, controlled trial of multidisciplinary care in a high-risk, elderly heart failure population: the potential contributions of specialist care, clinical stability and optimal angiotensin-converting ... McDonald, Kenneth; Ledwidge, Mark; Cahill, John; Kelly, Jean; Quigley, Peter; Maurer, Brian; Begley, Fiona; Ryder, Mary; Travers, Bronagh; Timmons, Lorna; Burke, Teresa // European Journal of Heart Failure;Mar2001, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p209
Background:: Despite a growing body of data demonstrating the benefits of multidisciplinary care in heart failure, persistently high rates of readmission, especially within the first month of discharge, continue to be documented.
- Poles apart, but are they the same? A comparative study of Australian and Scottish patients with chronic heart failure. Stewart, Simon; Blue, Lynda; Capewell, Simon; Horowitz, John D.; McMurray, John J. // European Journal of Heart Failure;Mar2001, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p249
This paper reports on an international comparison of the characteristics, treatment and health outcomes of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients discharged from acute hospital care in Australia and Scotland. The baseline characteristics and treatment of 200 CHF patients recruited to a randomised...
- Pre-Admission and Post-Hospital Management of Heart Failure in Patients not Enrolled in Specialist Programs. Borgstedt, Johanna; Clark, Robyn A.; Morran, Jennifer L.; Colley, Desmond; Shakib, Sepehr // Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research;2009, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p186
Aim: To review the management of heart failure in patients not enrolled in specialist multidisciplinary programs. Method: A prospective clinical audit of patients admitted to hospital with either a current or past diagnosis of heart failure and not enrolled in a specialist heart failure program...