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The Incidence and Severity of Adverse Events Affecting Patients after Discharge from the Hospital
Context Research on patient safety has focused on adverse events in hospitalized patients. Adverse events following hospitalization have received little attention. Contribution Among 400 consecutiveExpand
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Delirium and Its Motoric Subtypes: A Study of 614 Critically Ill Patients
OBJECTIVES: To describe the motoric subtypes of delirium in critically ill patients and compare patients aged 65 and older with a younger cohort.
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Commonly used surrogates for baseline renal function affect the classification and prognosis of acute kidney injury.
Studies of acute kidney injury usually lack data on pre-admission kidney function and often substitute an inpatient or imputed serum creatinine as an estimate for baseline renal function. In thisExpand
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Adverse drug events occurring following hospital discharge
OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of adverse drug events (ADEs), preventable ADEs, and ameliorable ADEs occurring after hospital discharge and their associated risk factors.DESIGN: ProspectiveExpand
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Intensive care unit delirium is an independent predictor of longer hospital stay: a prospective analysis of 261 non-ventilated patients
IntroductionDelirium occurs in most ventilated patients and is independently associated with more deaths, longer stay, and higher cost. Guidelines recommend monitoring of delirium in all intensiveExpand
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Operational Implementation of Prospective Genotyping for Personalized Medicine: The Design of the Vanderbilt PREDICT Project
The promise of “personalized medicine” guided by an understanding of each individual's genome has been fostered by increasingly powerful and economical methods to acquire clinically relevantExpand
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Large-scale implementation of sedation and delirium monitoring in the intensive care unit: A report from two medical centers*
Objective:To implement sedation and delirium monitoring via a process-improvement project in accordance with Society of Critical Care Medicine guidelines and to evaluate the challenges of modifyingExpand
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Research Paper: Evaluation of a Method to Identify and Categorize Section Headers in Clinical Documents
We develop an algorithm to identify both labeled and unlabeled (implied) note section headers in "history and physical examination" documents ("H&P notes"). Expand
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Lorazepam Is an Independent Risk Factor for Transitioning to Delirium in Intensive Care Unit Patients
Background:Delirium has recently been shown as a predictor of death, increased cost, and longer duration of stay in ventilated patients. Sedative and analgesic medications relieve anxiety and painExpand
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Guided prescription of psychotropic medications for geriatric inpatients.
BACKGROUND Inappropriate use or excessive dosing of psychotropic medications in the elderly is common and can lead to a variety of adverse drug events including falls, oversedation, and cognitiveExpand
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