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Although many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of disease management programs on mortality, morbidity, quality of life (Qol), and medical cost in patients with heart failure (HF), no study has focused on psychological status as an outcome of disease management in patients with HF. Disease management could lead to the reduction of psychological distress, thus improving the self-care ability and adherence of patients with HF. In addition, very little information is available on the effectiveness of disease management programs in areas other than the US and Europe.The Japanese Heart Failure Outpatients Disease Management and Cardiac Evaluation (J-HOMECARE) has designed a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of home-based disease management programs compared with usual care in improving psychosocial status, mortality, HF hospitalization, and Qol in Japanese HF patients.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Home-based disease management
Japanese Heart Failure Outpatient Disease Management Evaluation Investigators
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T22:00:30-0400
A novel home-based tool for self-management is to be evaluated for heart failure patients. The tool assists the patient with symptom monitoring, education and titration of diuretics. Patie...
Cost effectiveness analysis of local management of patients diagnosed with heart failure disease compared with an ideal guideline-based management.
Background: Despite the advances in pharmacological management of heart failure (HF), the associated mortality and re-hospitalization for HF remain poor. This is at least partly due to sub...
The purpose of the SEDIC study is to test a home based heart failure patient clinical follow-up and therapeutic education using telemedicine. This educational follow-up is based on an inte...
Re-hospitalizations or deaths by worsening heart failure are often preceded by distinct trends of clinical parameters such as atrial or ventricular arrhythmia, activity, heart rate variabi...
Heart failure is a significant burden to the healthcare system. Approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States were diagnosed with heart failure between 2009 and 2012 (). The American Heart Ass...
Heart failure or congestive heart failure remains a major public health concern on the global scale. End-stage heart failure is a severe disease where the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen and nut...
Heart failure is a complex syndrome that causes substantial functional impairment and poor outcomes. Although multidisciplinary disease management programmes are effective, the role of additional outp...
Research findings on the value of nurse certification were based on subjective perceptions or biased by correlations of certification status and global clinical factors. In heart failure, the value of...
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
Disease of CARDIAC MUSCLE resulting from chronic excessive alcohol consumption. Myocardial damage can be caused by: (1) a toxic effect of alcohol; (2) malnutrition in alcoholics such as THIAMINE DEFICIENCY; or (3) toxic effect of additives in alcoholic beverages such as COBALT. This disease is usually manifested by DYSPNEA and palpitations with CARDIOMEGALY and congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone DIGOXIGENIN. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in ATRIAL FIBRILLATION and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666)
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.