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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Krishnamurthy Y, Cooper LB, Parikh KS
Pulmonary hypertension in the era of mechanical circulatory support.
The researchers summarized the literature available to highlight the definition, pathogenesis, and prognosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to left heart disease (LHD). Additionally, they discussed the use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in this population. Then, they provided recommendations regarding the management and reassessment of PH due to LHD in the specific context of MCS.
Citation: Krishnamurthy Y, Cooper LB, Parikh KS . Pulmonary hypertension in the era of mechanical circulatory support. ASAIO J 2016 Sep-Oct;62(5):505-12. doi: 10.1097/mat.0000000000000408.
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Heart Disease and Health, Medical Devices, Respiratory Conditions
Ritchie CS, Houston TK, Richman JS
The E-Coach technology-assisted care transition system: a pragmatic randomized trial.
The researchers sought to evaluate the impact of a technology-supported care transition support program (E-Coach) on hospitalizations, days out of the community, and mortality. for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They found that rehospitalization rates did not differ between E-Coach and usual care groups; however, E-Coach was associated with fewer days in the hospital with the COPD subgroup, suggesting that E-Coach may be more beneficial among those with COPD but not those with CHF.
Citation: Ritchie CS, Houston TK, Richman JS . The E-Coach technology-assisted care transition system: a pragmatic randomized trial. Transl Behav Med 2016 Sep;6(3):428-37. doi: 10.1007/s13142-016-0422-8.
Keywords: Respiratory Conditions, Heart Disease and Health, Hospitalization, Patient Self-Management, Telehealth