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Zarling B.J.,Wayne State University | Sikora-Klak J.,University of California at San Diego | Bergum C.,Providence Providence Park Hospital | Markel D.C.,Wayne State University
Journal of Arthroplasty | Year: 2017

Background: Recent health care policy changes require hospitals and physicians to demonstrate improved quality. In 2012, a prospective database was formed with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan to improve quality of care. The purpose of this study was to analyze patient preoperative medication as predictors of outcomes after total joint arthroplasty. Methods: Data were collected on patient's preoperative medications from 2012 to 2015 using a total joint arthroplasty database. Medications were categorized as antiplatelet, antimicrobial, anticoagulant, narcotic, steroid, insulin, or oral diabetes medication. Outcomes included hospital length of stay (LOS), discharge disposition/destination, and 90-day readmission. Univariate and multivariate regression analyses were performed. Results: A total of 3959 patients were studied. Eighty percent (3163 patients) were discharged home. The remainder (795) went to an extended-care facility (ECF). Patients discharged to an ECF were taking more medications (1.13 vs 0.80 in total knee arthroplasty; 1.18 vs 0.83 in total hip arthroplasty; P <.001). Patients who were readmitted took more medications (1.0 vs 0.85; P <.01). There were more discharges to an ECF in narcotic, steroid, and diabetes medication users. Patients taking anticoagulants, narcotics, insulin, and antiplatelets had greater readmission rates. There was a significant correlation between the number of medications and an increased LOS. Conclusion: Patients taking more medications were more frequently discharged to an ECF and had increased LOS and readmission rates. Narcotics and diabetic medications had the greatest influence. Category and quantity of preoperative medications can be used as predictors of outcomes after arthroplasty surgery. © 2017 Elsevier Inc.


Kolachalam R.,Providence Providence Park Hospital | Dickens E.,Hillcrest Medical Center and Oklahoma Physician Group | D'Amico L.,Trumbull Memorial Hospital | Richardson C.,Rochester General Hospital | And 3 more authors.
Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques | Year: 2017

Background: Minimally invasive inguinal hernia repair (IHR) in general and particularly in obese patients has not been widely adopted, potentially due to the perceived technical challenges and the well-documented learning curve associated with laparoscopic repair. Outcomes in robotic-assisted IHR in obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) patients have not been described and warrant study. Methods: Seven surgeons conducted a multicenter retrospective chart review of their early robotic-assisted IHR (RHR) cases and compared them with their open IHR (OHR) cases. Demographics, operative characteristics, and perioperative morbidity were compared for unadjusted and propensity-matched populations. Results: 651 robotic-assisted cases and 593 open cases were collected. The outcomes of 148 RHRs to 113 OHRs in obese patients were compared. For obese populations—whether unadjusted (robotic-assisted, n = 148; open, n = 113) or matched (1:1) (robotic-assisted, n = 95; open, n = 93)—the robotic-assisted and open cohorts were comparable in terms of demographics and baseline characteristics. Significantly higher percentages of OHR patients experienced postoperative complications post-discharge (unadjusted: 11.5% vs. 2.7%, p = 0.005; and matched: 10.8% vs. 3.2%, p = 0.047). More concomitant procedures and bilateral repairs were conducted in obese RHR patients than in obese OHR patients (unadjusted 29.7% vs. 16.8%, p = 0.019; and unadjusted 35.1% vs. 11.5%, p < 0.0001—respectively). Prior laparoscopic IHR experience did not affect 30-day outcomes. Conclusions: Obese patients who undergo RHR have a lower rate of postoperative complications compared to obese patients who undergo OHR. Previous laparoscopic IHR experience, more bilateral repairs, and more concomitant procedures were not associated with increased complications in RHR patients. These outcomes may facilitate increased adoption of minimally invasive IHR approaches in the obese population. © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC


Karek M.R.,Providence Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program | Jackson N.M.,Providence Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program | Jackson N.M.,Providence Providence Park Hospital | Flynn J.C.,Providence Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program | And 5 more authors.
Orthopedics | Year: 2017

Interlocking nails coated with antibiotic-supplemented cement provide effective treatment of infected long bone nonunion, but the thicker coating on guidewires may provide greater antibacterial activity. This study compared the properties of cement cured on each construct by evaluating 2-cm segments of 8-mm interlocking nails and 3.5-mm guidewires coated with antibiotic-supplemented cement. Each construct (n=7 for each group) was coated with polymethylmethacrylate cement (Simplex; Stryker Orthopaedics, Mahwah, New Jersey) containing either 1 g tobramycin or 1 g vancomycin powder plus 2.2 g tobramycin powder. A No. 40 French polyvinyl chloride chest tube was used as a mold for all constructs. Segments were soaked in sterile phosphate-buffered saline, and entire aliquots were exchanged at various intervals over a 6-week period. Antibiotic concentration, antibacterial activity, cement curing temperature, and porosity were measured. At least half of the total elution of antibiotics occurred within the first 24 hours for all constructs. For the tobramycin-only cement, no differences between constructs were observed. For constructs containing both antibiotics, interlocking nails showed more antibiotic release than guidewires at most time points (P<.05-P<.001). Antibiotics were released for 6 weeks and continued to inhibit Staphylococcus aureus growth. Cement curing temperatures for interlocking nails were lower than those for guidewires (P<.05). Guidewires coated with cement containing tobramycin and vancomycin showed significantly greater porosity compared with the other 3 groups (P<.05), but the amount of antibiotic released did not directly relate to porosity for any construct type. Interlocking nails coated with antibiotic-supplemented cement may provide greater antibiotic delivery to infected long bone nonunion compared with guidewires. A thin mantle of cement may allow greater elution, possibly as a result of cooler exothermic reactions. © SLACK Incorporated.


PubMed | Lehigh Valley Hospital and Providence Providence Park Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Heart failure reviews | Year: 2016

Cardiac sarcoidosis is one of the uncommon causes of heart failure. Generally, it presents in the form of varying clinical manifestations ranging from asymptomatic to fatal arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia and complete heart block. It is difficult to make a diagnosis strictly based on clinical grounds. However, in the setting of extracardiac sarcoidosis and patients presenting with advanced heart block or ventricular arrhythmia, direct cardiac involvement should be suspected. The definitive diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis can be made from endomyocardial biopsy, but it is falling out of favor due to patchy myocardial involvement, considerable procedure-related risks, and advancement in additional imaging modalities. Once cardiac sarcoidosis has been diagnosed, management of the disease remains challenging. Steroids are considered the mainstay of therapy, and implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy can be considered in a selected group of patients at greater risk for malignant ventricular arrhythmias.


PubMed | Providence Providence Park Hospital
Type: | Journal: The Journal of arthroplasty | Year: 2017

As the annual demand and number of total joint arthroplasty cases increase, so do concerns of outcomes of patient with specific comorbidities relative to outcomes and costs of care.The study cohort included 2009 primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients and 905 total hip arthroplasty patients. Discharge disposition was classified as discharge to any facility or home. The comorbidities of the patients who were readmitted and those without a 90-day event were also evaluated.In the TKA population, age, female gender, nonsmoking status, venous thromboembolism (VTE) history, and diabetes were significantly associated with discharge to extended care facility (ECF) on univariate analysis, unlike body mass index. With multivariate analyses, female gender, age, VTE history, and diabetes were associated with ECF placement, but smoking was not. In the total hip arthroplasty population, age, female gender, and nonsmoking status were significantly associated with discharge to ECF on univariate analysis, whereas body mass index, diabetes, and VTE history were not. On multivariate analyses, female gender and age were associated with ECF, but smoking was not. The only significant finding for the readmission data was an increased rate of readmission for TKA patients of older age.The potential of projecting patient discharge and readmission allows physicians to counsel patients and improve patient expectations.


PubMed | Providence Providence Park Hospital
Type: | Journal: The Journal of arthroplasty | Year: 2016

The ability to identify those at risk for longer inpatient stay helps providers with postoperative planning and patient expectations. Decreasing length of stay (LOS) in the future will be determined by appropriate patient selection, risk stratification, and preoperative patient optimization. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that place patients at risk for extended postoperative LOSs.The study cohort included 2009 primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients and 905 total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. Patient comorbidities were prospectively identified and the LOS for each patient was tracked after a primary arthroplasty. Statistical analysis was performed to correlate which comorbidities were associated with longer inpatient stays.In the TKA population, gender, smoking status, venous thromboembolism history, body mass index, and diabetes status were not found to be a significant predictor for the LOS. Age was found to be a factor in univariate regression testing (P < .001). In the THA population, univariate testing showed female gender (P < .001), smoking status (P= .002), and age (P < .001) to be factors, but like the TKA population, venous thromboembolism history or diabetes status was not significant. In THA multivariate analysis, age (P < .001) and female gender (P= .018) continued to be factors, but smoking was determined to be a confounding variable.Age and gender were associated with a longer LOS after THA, whereas only age was a significant factor after TKA. Development of age-adjusted LOS models may help aid patient expectations and risk management.

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