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Jacobs Deborah S - - 2007
PURPOSE: To determine if the Boston Scleral Lens Prosthetic Device (BSLPD) reduces symptoms and improves quality of life in patients with severe dry eye from chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGvHD). METHODS: This is a noncomparative interventional case series reporting 33 consecutive patients with severe dry eye from cGvHD, unresponsive to conventional ...
Szarras-Czapnik Maria - - 2007
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To provide late adolescent and young adult psychosexual follow-up information on a consecutive series of patients with either mixed or partial gonadal dysgenesis. SETTING: Children's Memorial Health Institute (Warsaw, Poland). PARTICIPANTS: 19 patients (age range, 17-26 years), 9 raised as females and 10 raised as males. MEASURES: Clinical ...
Stulemeijer Maja - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare nonreferred, emergency department (ED)-admitted mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) patients with and without self-reported cognitive complaints on (1) demographic variables and injury characteristics; (2) neuropsychological test performance; (3) 12-day self-monitoring of perceived cognitive problems; and (4) emotional distress, physical functioning, and personality. METHODS: (Neuro)psychological assessment was carried ...
Litvack Jamie R - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: First, to examine the impact of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) on endoscopic and quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes after revision ESS as compared to primary ESS. Second, to evaluate whether or not other risk factors and/or co-morbidities influence the relationship between revision surgery status and outcomes of ESS. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective ...
Kasparek Michael S - - 2007
PURPOSE: Symptomatic perianal fistulas impair quality of life in patients with Crohn's disease. Fecal diversion improves symptoms but may impair quality of life. This study was designed to compare long-term quality of life in patients with Crohn's disease with symptomatic perianal fistulas who were treated with or without fecal diversion. ...
Libson Shai - - 2007
The study is a retrospective review of 60 patients undergoing bilateral T2-T3 thoracoscopic sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis in our department between 1997 and 2003. The study was based on a telephone questionnaire and medical chart review. Forty patients (67%) replied to the questionnaire and were included in the study. Postoperative ...
Dauvilliers Yves - - 2007
Comorbid insomnia and other sleep disturbances are common in patients with neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. Insomnia in patients with neurological conditions may occur as a direct consequence of the disease itself or may be secondary to factors associated with the condition, such as pain, depression or ...
Alexander Marcus - - 2007
This was an open-label study to asses the association of changes in hemoglobin with changes in health related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients treated with darbepoetin alfa. Originally, 81 chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients not on dialysis and naïve to erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESA) were randomly assigned into two ...
Gilbar Ora - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the study were (1) to assess similarities and differences between women cancer patients and their spouses in terms of coping strategies, psychological distress and doctor-patient/spouse relationships; and (2) to investigate the impact of formal social support, namely the doctor-patient relationship and coping strategies, on patients' and ...
Vestberg Susanna - - 2007
The aims are to study personality characteristics of patients with memory complaints and to assess the presence of objective (OMI) versus subjective (SMI) memory impairment, the affective status, as well as potential gender differences. The patients were assessed by means of a neuropsychiatric examination and a neuropsychological test-battery. The Swedish ...
Carpentier Patrick H - - 2007
The goal was to create a simple diagnostic scoring system able to differentiate leg symptoms related to chronic venous disorders (CVD) from those produced by other causes. A prospective observational study was done of ambulatory or hospitalized patients from 13 private and five institutional vascular centers. Two groups of patients ...
Teul I - - 2007
Contemporary studies provide proof of coincidence between diseases of upper and lower airways ("united airways disease"; "one-airway disease"). 184 patients from Szczecin with acute (AS) and chronic sinusitis (CS), aged between 18-78 years (mean age 45.7+/-14.7) were examined. The questionnaire used (SF-36; short form, 36 questions) allowed for a comparison ...
Landau K - - 2007
The current paper examines an assessment instrument used for combined medical and occupational rehabilitation (MOR) in a group of German hospitals. Patients with a history of musculo-skeletal disease make up a significant proportion of those undergoing rehabilitation. Scale and factor structures, discriminant factors and clustering procedures used in the Bavaria ...
Yang Ju-Yeh - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Sleep disorders are common in end-stage renal disease patients. This study examined the relationship between self-reported quality of sleep (QoS) and certain psychosocial domains for patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: The study subjects included 190 PD patients from 7 urban dialysis clinics in Northern Taiwan, from whom we ...
Norman Kristina - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is a common problem in patients with digestive disease and is associated with impaired outcome. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of a three-month post-hospital nutritional intervention with high protein and energy supplements on body composition, muscle function and quality of life (QoL) in malnourished GI patients. PATIENTS AND ...
García-Peris P - - 2007
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To determine the prevalence of dysphagia in head and neck cancer patients treated with surgery and radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy. To study the impact of dysphagia on food habits, nutritional status, and quality of life. METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study of 87 head and neck cancer patients treated with ...
Pelegrí A - - 2007
Anaemia has a high incidence in cancer patients, especially when it is a consequence of myelosuppressive treatments. The incidence and prevalence of this condition is influenced by the type and extension of the tumour, type and intensity of the myelosuppressive treatment that patients receive, and previous surgery or intercurrent infections. ...
Hirota Sílvio Kenji - - 2007
This study was aimed at assessing the quality of life in patients submitted to surgical treatment for minor salivary gland neoplasms (MSGN). Twelve patients (10 women and 2 men, mean age: 49.4 years) with histopathologic diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma (PA, 3 cases), polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA, 2 cases), cystic adenoid ...
Hongo Michio - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to document the psychometric characteristics of the Japanese translation of the Quality of Life in Reflux and Dyspepsia (QOLRAD-J) questionnaire in patients with heartburn. METHODS: Patients with heartburn or acid regurgitation and healthy subjects completed the QOLRAD-J and the Japanese version of the ...
T-J Goon Anthony - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Generalized idiopathic pruritus is a rarely studied heterogeneous condition, where patients with non-inflamed, non-pathologic skin complain of widespread pruritus. METHODS: We had administered a detailed pruritus questionnaire, based on the short form of the McGill pain questionnaire, on 75 patients with this condition. RESULTS: All 75 patients recruited with ...
Sataloff Robert T - - 2007
Comprehensive physical examination is essential when evaluating patients. Often it includes objective voice assessment and measures along with strobovideolaryngoscopy. In all cases physical examination involves a thorough examination of the ears, nose, throat, neck, posture, cranial nerve function (usually), and assessment of the patient's general (systemic) physical condition. Performance assessment ...
Fok Margaret W M - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the application of a translated version of an established self-administered questionnaire for carpal tunnel syndrome on Chinese patients in Hong Kong. DESIGN: Evaluation of an instrument tool. SETTING: Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong; Holistic Medical Centre, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with ...
Lerdal A - - 2007
We sought to identify clinical characteristics and socio-demographic variables associated with longitudinal patterns of fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. A questionnaire including the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) was mailed to a community sample of 502 MS patients three times 1 year apart. Three patterns of fatigue were defined: persistent ...
Scharloo Margreet - - 2007
This study aimed at identifying cognitive and emotional representations relevant for improving health care communication and quality of life (QoL) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). One-hundred-seventy-one COPD outpatients completed questionnaires on illness perceptions and QoL. After controlling for the effects of age, pulmonary function, and dyspnea, patients ...
MacPherson Rob - - 2007
BACKGROUND, AIMS: Although clinical use of needs assessment tools is widespread, there is little evidence about their value in longitudinal use. This study aimed to identify the factors associated with changing needs in an assertive outreach (AO) team's caseload, over a 6-month rating period. METHODS: The Camberwell Assessment of Needs ...
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BACKGROUND: There is no widely accepted objective evaluation for lumbar spine disorders. New outcome measures should be patient-oriented and should measure symptoms and self-reported functional status in multiple dimensions. The aim of this study was to identify items to be included in the disease-specific quality of life (QOL) questionnaire for ...
dos Santos Fernanda - - 2007
Analysis of patient classification instruments available in the literature shows that many significant aspects related to the assistance to patients with wounds are not approached, evidencing the importance to elaborate criteria to assess these patients. This study proposes the development of new of areas of care to complement the Fugulin ...
Shaw David - - 2007
It is widely accepted in clinical ethics that removing a patient from a ventilator at the patient's request is ethically permissible. This constitutes voluntary passive euthanasia. However, voluntary active euthanasia, such as giving a patient a lethal overdose with the intention of ending that patient's life, is ethically proscribed, as ...
Jarden M - - 2007
Substantial physical and functional deconditioning and diminished psychological wellbeing are all potential adverse effects of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and benefits (physical and functional capacity) of a 4-6 week supervised and structured mixed-type exercise, progressive relaxation and psychoeducation ...
Rao Satish S C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Pathophysiological characteristics differ between slow transit constipation (STC) and dyssynergic defecation, but whether psychological profiles and quality of life (QOL) are altered and whether they differ among these constipation subtypes are unknown. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated psychological profiles and QOL in 76 patients with dyssynergia, 38 patients with STC, ...
Hasan A - - 2007
AIMS: Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a dominantly inherited connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in the fibrillin-1 gene. Past research has focused on younger patients as lifespan was known to be significantly reduced. This study aims to describe the complications, including those affecting the eyes, heart and musculoskeletal system, faced ...
Alderman Nick - - 2007
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics and determinants of aggressive behaviour observed within a neurobehavioural unit. RESEARCH DESIGN: Statistical analysis of a database of routinely administered clinical measures, including the Overt Aggression Scale-Modified for Neurorehabilitation. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Records of aggressive behaviour shown by 108 patients over 14 days were ...
Munroe Craig A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine when end-of-life issues were discussed with patients afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of ALS patients referred to the neuromuscular clinic at Georgetown University Hospital. Patients were seen by a pulmonologist and a neurologist at the initial diagnosis or referral, and ...
Chan R C K - - 2008
BACKGROUND: We provide an alternate method of analysing self-report and proxy-report data on subjective complaints of dysexecutive symptoms among a group of patients with traumatic brain injury. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine differences in the ratings of patients and proxies on a measure of the dysexecutive ...
Pinto Renata A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on the quality of life of caregivers. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out with forty-two COPD patients and their primary caregivers. Patients were assessed with the medical outcome survey short form (SF-36), the physical and mental ...
Blazer T - - 2008
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: This study systematically examined salivary composition and taste perception and monitored related subjective complaints in a group of bulimia nervosa (BN) patients. SUBJECTS: Fifty-two consenting female individuals participated in the current cross-sectional study, 26 patients diagnosed with BN according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental ...
Gawad K A - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A retrospective trial with regard to continence function and quality of life was conducted in patients who had undergone proctocolectomy and ileo-anal-pouch (IAP) reconstruction for ulcerative colitis (UC) or familial polyposis (FAP), and continence function was compared to patients under conservative treatment for UC. The aim of the study ...
Mueller Christian A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To assess taste function before and after tonsillectomy (TE). DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENTS: Sixty-five patients (42 females, 23 males; mean age, 28 years). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Taste function was investigated before TE with 4 concentrations each of sweet, sour, salty, and bitter quality, respectively, on both ...
Arnson Y - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) has been associated with various psychiatric and other, ill-defined disorders. We recently showed that fibromyalgia is more prevalent in men suffering from combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In this paper we analyze the relationship between engagement in physical activity, the psycho-metric traits of PTSD and ...
Weiser Kirsten Teaney - - 2008
PURPOSE: A questionnaire measuring patient knowledge of, and concerns about, irritable bowel syndrome could improve patient care. The aims of this study were to operationalize the constructs used by patients to understand their symptoms and to develop a reliable, validated questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 153 patients with irritable bowel ...
Reissmann Daniel R - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Comparing the level of impaired oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients with a specific temporomandibular disorder (TMD) diagnosis to general population subjects unaffected by TMD to derive the unique functional and psychosocial impact due to TMD. METHODS: A sample of 471 consecutive treatment seeking adult patients with ...
Hakkesteegt Marieke M - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI) as an objective multiparametric measurement in assessing dysphonia. The DSI was compared with the score on Grade of the GRBAS scale. Investigated was also whether the DSI is related to severity of dysphonia, which ...
Bowe Whitney P - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Acne is one of the most common concerns of patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a psychiatric condition defined as a preoccupation with a slight or imagined defect in appearance that causes significant disruption in daily functioning. OBJECTIVE: We sought to screen for BDD symptoms among patients with acne ...
Arthur H M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Patients' anxiety and quality of life (HRQL) are affected by waiting for diagnostic tests such as coronary artery angiogram (CATH). It is unknown whether HRQL and psychological status at the time of referral are related to likelihood of coronary artery disease (CAD) as diagnosed by CATH. PURPOSE: The purposes ...
Balasubramaniam Ramesh - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and evaluate psychosocial domains in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) compared with patients with failed back syndrome (FBS). STUDY DESIGN: The study included 51 (32 FM and 19 FBS) adult patients who were administered orofacial pain ...
Wada T - - 2007
We evaluated the construct validity of the Musculoskeletal Tumour Society rating scale (Enneking score) as a functional measure for patients with sarcoma involving the upper limb. We compared the Enneking score by examining the correlation between two patient-derived outcome measures, the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire ...
Hagemans M L C - - 2007
With the recent approval of enzyme replacement therapy for Pompe disease, insight into the social consequences of this disorder becomes even more relevant. The aim of this study was to measure the impact of late-onset Pompe disease on participation in daily life activities and to evaluate the applicability of the ...
Robinson Jamie L - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To compare objective and quality of life (QOL) outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in aspirin (ASA)-tolerant patients and ASA-intolerant patients over intermediate and long-term follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective analysis of a cohort of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. METHODS: Preoperative computed tomography (CT), pre- and postoperative endoscopy, and two ...
Van Gogh C D L - - 2007
The purpose of this study is to compare (Dutch) Voice Handicap Index (VHIvumc) scores from a selected group of patients with voice problems after treatment for early glottic cancer with patients with benign voice disorders and subjects from the normal population. The study included a group of 35 patients with ...
Carmack Taylor Cindy L - - 2007
Group-based psychosocial programs provide an effective forum for improving mood and social support for cancer patients. Because some studies show more benefit for patients with initially high psychosocial distress, and little or no benefit for patients with initially low distress, support programs may better address patient needs by only including ...
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