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The overall goal of this multicenter project is to characterize the expected normal range of Peripheral IntraVenous Volume Analysis (PIVA) values during a euvolemic state, and how those ranges may be altered by comorbidities; the relationship between PIVA and intravenous volume administration during resuscitation of infected patients with presumed hypovolemia; and, the relationship between PIVA and volume decreases during diuresis in acute heart failure patients with hypervolemia.
In this pilot study, investigators, in partnership with Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) mentorship team and the MyMeds program, will enroll patients from MyMeds with diabetes, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, or congestive heart failure with poor medication adherence (medication adherence percentage<80% for statin or antihypertensive therapy) who report having a least one loved one or friend (e.g., spouse) whom they consider to be invested in their health, and with whom they would be willing to share focused medical information about medication adherence in the form of text messages. They will randomize these patients to private feedback about medication adherence or social network feedback about medication adherence. Investigators will evaluate the effects of this social network intervention on medication adherence and examine the program's acceptability among study participants. This proposal is innovative because it leverages social networks—largely unused in medical care—for health improvement.
The purpose of this study is to investigate continuous 8-hour introductions of BMS-986231 in participants with heart failure and weakened heart function given a standard dose of diuretic.
The objective of this work is to investigate and then to sequence new biomarkers in the blood of patients with heart failure, and study their diagnostic, risk stratification and prognostic value.
Recent studies have suggested that the use of left ventricular ejection volume index calculation may aid in the hemodynamic management of critically ill patients. However, a prospective and randomized comparison in patients with heart failure for inotropic dose adjustment has not been described. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ejection volume index versus liberal strategy in adjusting dobutamine dose in patients with heart failure and low cardiac output. Methodology: A unicentric, randomized and prospective study will be performed in a comparative manner. Hospital data (test results, medical outcomes, dobutamine dose, complications) of patients will be analyzed for safety and effectiveness. Expected results: The use of ejection volume index is not inferior to the liberal strategy in the initial adjustment of the dose of dobutamine in patients with heart failure.
The aim of the study is to test the hypothesis that the physical rehabilitation starting with respiratory training followed by the aerobic exercises will have a more pronounced effect on clinical and functional indicators than the currently used physical rehabilitation based on aerobic training alone
End-of-life (EOL) care for heart failure (HF) patients includes high healthcare utilization and costs, in part due to the lack of integration of optimal HF management and home-based palliative care. In a pilot quality improvement project of clinician "nudges" to enroll seriously ill HF patients in a home-based, integrated HF and palliative care platform, the investigators demonstrated decreased healthcare utilization and costs and increased hospice utilization among seriously ill HF patients. The investigators propose a pragmatic randomized trial for clinicians of seriously ill HF patients admitted to three University of Pennsylvania Health System Hospitals, randomly assigning an opt-in approach (usual care) versus a "nudge" or opt-out approach of a visit from an Advanced Heart Care at Home (AHCAH) liaison to clinicians of eligible patients to discuss and enroll in the AHCAH program, to rigorously and scientifically evaluate clinical, utilization, and cost outcomes among high-risk HF patients at the EOL, and to promote physician uptake of best practices.
This study is a randomized clinical trial of an intervention to improve outcomes for patients and their family by using ICU nurse facilitators to support, model, and teach communication strategies that enable patients and their families to secure care in line with patients' goals of care over an illness trajectory, beginning in the ICU and continuing to care in the community.
This is a multi-center, observational, non-interventional, prospective, Single-arm, open study for database establishment for R&D purposes. R&D data will be analyzed retrospectively in order to validate algorithm efficacy. The study will be conducted in the following settings- hospital and at home.
The NanoSense study is a multi-center, prospective, non-randomized, observational, feasibility, non-significant risk study. The NanoSense study will enroll up to 500 subjects in up to 5 centers in order to collect data which includes at least 150 heart failure hospitalizations in participating subjects.The duration of the NanoSense study is expected to be 2 years. The study device is the Wearable Congestive Heart Failure Management System (WCHFS, also known as SimpleSENSE)