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Rey de Castro Jorge - - 2011
To evaluate the utility of a Multicultural Quality of Life Index (MQLI) in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea (OSAH). Physical examination, MQLI and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) were applied to participants. In addition, a polysomnography or a respiratory polygraphy was carried out. A total of 221 patients participated, 186 ...
von Gruenigen Vivian - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the incidence of hand-foot syndrome (HFS) in patients who received pyridoxine versus placebo during pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) chemotherapy for recurrent ovarian, breast, or endometrial cancer. METHODS: Patients received PLD 40 mg/m(2) for a maximum of 6 cycles. Patients were assigned ...
Jakobsen Lene H - - 2011
Malnutrition is a common problem in hospitalized patients and is related to decreased cognitive function and impaired quality of life (QoL). We investigated the validity of reaction time as a simple bedside tool for measuring cognitive function in healthy subjects and patients, and additionally the relationships with QoL and malnutrition ...
Brunner Elke - - 2011
Introduction: Dysphonia is considered a major symptom of unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP). Besides this, many patients complain of further symptoms such as dysphagia and dyspnea, which might not be expected to such an extent. The aim of this survey was to elucidate these symptoms in a cohort of patients ...
van Weering Mgh - - 2011
To compare self-report measures of daily activities with objective activity data to determine whether patients with chronic lower back pain report their activity levels as accurately as controls do. A cross-sectional study was performed in patients and controls. The study was carried out in the daily environment of the subjects. ...
Mubeen K - - 2010
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a chronic oral mucosal condition with pre-malignant potential. The association between psychiatric morbidity and OSF has been sparsely studied. This cross-sectional study included 33 consecutive subjects clinically diagnosed with OSF who attended an academic tertiary care dental centre. General Health Questionnaire-28 was administered to assess ...
Andersson Olle - - 2010
The aim of this study was to adapt the Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Health- Related Quality of Life questionnaire (LPR-HRQL) to Swedish and evaluate its psychometric properties in patients with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). The psychometric validation included 228 patients with suspected LPR who had previously undergone a 2-level 24-hour pH examination ...
Young Ian A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To examine the psychometric properties of the Neck Disability Index, Patient-Specific Functional Scale, and the Numeric Pain Rating Scale in a cohort of patients with cervical radiculopathy. DESIGN: A single-group repeated-measures design. Patients (n = 165) presenting to physical therapy with cervical radiculopathy completed the Neck Disability Index, Patient-Specific ...
Peters Jeannette B - - 2011
To examine the difference between patients with normal and patients with abnormal fatigue on aspects of health status, and investigate the natural course of fatigue in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Fatigue, physiological functioning, functional impairment, symptoms, and Quality of Life (QoL) were measured in 168 patients with ...
Hudson M - - 2010
To determine intra- and inter-observer reliability of widefield microscopy to measure nailfold capillary density in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Five SSc patients were examined with a STEMV-8 Zeiss biomicroscope with 50x magnification. The nailfold of the second, third, fourth and fifth fingers of both hands of each patient were ...
Fleiner Franca - - 2010
The olfactory function (OF) and gustatory function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be limited. We performed the testing of orthonasal (Threshold Discrimination Identification [TDI] score with Sniffin' Sticks) and retronasal (Taste Powder) OF and gustatory function (Taste Strips; Burghart, Wedel, Germany) in patients diagnosed with MS and healthy ...
Newell David - - 2010
Prospective single cohort. To determine the ability of the Bournemouth Questionnaire (BQ) to distinguish between improved and nonimproved patients who present with either short (acute) or long (subacute/chronic) duration low back pain (LBP), and with either high or low baseline scores (severity). Recent evidence suggests that the responsiveness of outcome ...
de Almeida John R - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Lip paralysis is associated with eating, speaking, and appearance impairments. The lip reanimation outcome questionnaire is designed to assess these functional impairments after lip reanimation. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional validation study. SETTING: Tertiary care academic center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent lip reanimation and control subjects. A disease-specific instrument ...
Ibn Yacoub Yousra - - 2010
This study aims to assess fatigue aspects in Moroccan patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and its relationships with disease-specific variables of activity and severity. A cross-sectional study included patients with ankylosing spondylitis according to New York Classification criteria for the diagnosis of AS. To assess fatigue, the first item of ...
Walter Susanna - - 2011
The association between abdominal symptoms, disease severity of fecal incontinence (FI), and quality of life (QoL) is not yet clear. We hypothesized that it would become clearer by prospective diary data. We also aimed to compare QoL of FI patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in relapse and remission. Sixty-five ...
Merkelbach S - - 2011
Fatigue is a frequent and disabling symptom in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The objective of the study was to compare fatigue and sleepiness in MS, and their relationship to physical activity. Eighty patients with MS rated the extent of experienced fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale, FSS) and sleepiness (Epworth Sleepiness ...
Ugawa Yukiko - - 2011
After resection of maxillofacial tumors, severe functional problems related to mastication, deglutition, and speech are observed in addition to the changes in appearance and psychosocial functioning. Although speech outcome is recovered with prosthetic treatments, patients sometimes complain of continued dissatisfaction with their speech. The purpose of this study was to ...
Sönmez N C - - 2011
Chronic prostatitis (CP) and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is a common disabling condition that is primarily associated with pain in the urogenital region and disturbances in urinary and sexual function. Chronic pelvic pain symptoms are the most common presentation, especially perineal, lower abdominal, testicular, penile as well as ejaculatory ...
de Ávila Fernandes Eloy - - 2011
To describe the different and lesser-known ultrasound features of tophi in chronic tophaceous gout. Ultrasound images of 138 affected areas were analyzed from 31 patients with gout, using high-quality broadband linear transducers (frequency range of 8-14 MHz). Tophi were classified relative to echogenicity, echotexture, contours, number and the presence or absence ...
Franzén-Dahlin Asa - - 2010
This study aimed to describe the impact of heart failure and of stroke with aphasia on quality of life (QoL) and to compare the different domains of QoL in these groups. The prevalence of chronic conditions has increased during the last decades, and chronic diseases such as stroke and heart ...
Mehl Stephanie - - 2010
Although evidence suggests a discrepancy between the implicit and explicit attributional style (AS) in persons with persecutory delusions, this line of research has also produced conflicting findings. Thus, the aim of this study was to explain inconsistent results in implicit AS by introducing a modified assessment of implicit AS, which ...
Trigona Béatrice - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To measure preclinical noninvasive markers of atherosclerosis in youth with type 1 diabetes (T1DM), and to determine their associations between physical activity level and cardiorespiratory fitness (maximal oxygen consumption [VO2max]). STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study including 32 patients with T1DM and 42 healthy subjects aged 6 to ...
Thoua Nora M - - 2010
The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is affected in up to 90% of patients with SSc to a variable extent and severity. We aimed to establish the frequency and range of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in SSc patients at the Royal Free Hospital, a tertiary referral centre. A 52-item, previously validated, questionnaire capturing ...
Chen Li-Ching - - 2010
Ankle-brachial index (ABI) is an important indicator of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and PAD has a negative impact on quality of life (QOL). However, the correlation between ABI and QOL is unknown among chronic hemodialysis patients. Ankle-brachial index was measured, and WHOQOL-BRIEF (TW) questionnaire was completed. The association between ABI ...
Karaiskos Dimitrios - - 2010
To determine the spectrum of personality and psychopathology features of patients with primary SS (pSS) and explore whether they are linked to disease characteristics as well as the presence of autoantibodies (autoAbs) against neuropeptides. Personality and psychopathological variables were determined in 103 pSS patients and 110 healthy controls (HCs). AutoAbs ...
Munshi Anusheel - - 2010
To compare quality of life (QOL) in breast cancer patients from a developing country after breast conservation surgery (BCS) or mastectomy and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). In a 6-month period, all consecutive early and locally advanced breast cancer patients treated with either BCS or mastectomy and treated with RT were analyzed. ...
Erdmann Peter G - - 2010
Patients with multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) have slowly progressive, predominantly distal asymmetric limb weakness without sensory loss. While previous studies have investigated the impact of MMN on body functions and structures, relatively little is known about the impact of patients' weakness on daily functioning. The aim of the present cross-sectional ...
Lohrer H - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The VISA-A questionnaire is currently the only valid, reliable, and disease specific patient administered questionnaire for research in Achilles tendinopathy. To perform multinational and multilingual investigations this instrument was already adapted to several languages. According to the "guidelines for the process of cross-cultural adaptation of self-report measures" we already ...
Moscovitch David A - - 2010
Patterns of synchrony in repeated measures of heart rate, skin conductance levels, negative affect, and positive affect were investigated in patients with social anxiety disorder and non-anxious controls during a speech task. Despite expected low levels of absolute concordance between measures of affect and arousal overall, results revealed clearly defined ...
Senel Emrah - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Anorectal malformations comprise a wide spectrum of diseases. The main concerns for the surgeon in correcting these anomalies are bowel control, urinary control, and sexual function. The aim of this study was to evaluate fecal continence together with additional urinary anomalies in patients with anorectal malformations (ARM) and determine ...
Swigris Jeffrey J - - 2010
Dyspnea is the cardinal symptom in patients with any type of interstitial lung disease (ILD); however, there are limited data on dyspnea among patients with connective tissue disease-related ILD (i.e., CTD-ILD). To explore the utility of two dyspnea instruments (the University of California San Diego Shortness of Breath Questionnaire [UCSD] ...
Maeda Toyoki - - 2011
Background: The telomere length and subtelomeric methylated status of peripheral blood leukocytes have been reported to be correlated with many kinds of pathophysiological conditions. However, the correlation between the telomeric parameters and patients' physical ability is not known. Objective: This study aims to study how telomeric parameters, including telomere length ...
Compañy Luis - - 2010
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The long-term evolution of cirrhotic patients with extrapyramidal signs has not yet been studied. We have investigated the influence of extrapyramidal signs on the prognosis, evolution, and quality of life of patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS: Forty-six patients with cirrhosis were followed up and 18 of them were reevaluated, ...
Minnock Patricia - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study examined sensitivity to change and relative independence of fatigue as an outcome measure in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) following anti-TNF therapy. METHODS: Patients with PsA commencing anti-TNF therapy were evaluated at baseline and at 3 months. Fatigue was measured using a 0-10 numeric rating scale ...
Wunsch Ewa - - 2010
Recent studies suggest that stage-independent symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) such as chronic fatigue are a consequence of structural and functional abnormalities of the brain. Critical flicker frequency (CFF) is a psychophysiological modality analysing function of cerebral cortex. To analyse the usefulness of CFF in detection of brain dysfunction ...
Di Rienzo Marco - - 2010
This paper illustrates two extensive applications of a smart garment we previously developed for the monitoring of ECG, respiration, and movement. In the first application, the device, named Maglietta Interattiva Computerizzata (MagIC), was used for the home monitoring of cardiac patients. The used platform included MagIC for signals collection, a ...
Bijsterbosch J - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical burden of erosive osteoarthritis (EOA) of the hand in terms of pain, functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQL) and its relationship to nodal osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Patients with EOA (n=42) and non-EOA (n=194) of the hand were compared. Pain was assessed with the Australian/Canadian ...
Hart Dennis L - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Computerized adaptive tests (CATs) promise efficient outcomes data collection with little loss of measurement precision. The shoulder CAT has not been assessed for administrative efficiency, nor have prospective studies been completed to evaluate the sensitivity to change or the responsiveness of CAT-based functional status (CAT-FS) measures. OBJECTIVE: The purpose ...
Celik Ozkan - - 2010
In this paper, we analyze the correlations between four clinical measures (Fugl-Meyer upper extremity scale, Motor Activity Log, Action Research Arm Test, and Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test) and four robotic measures (smoothness of movement, trajectory error, average number of target hits per minute, and mean tangential speed), used to assess ...
Lombion Sandrine - - 2010
Alexithymia is characterized by a marked inability to identify feelings and emotional states and some studies have documented sensorial perception in response to visual or auditory cues in this disease. Although olfaction is well known for its emotional correlates, the perception of olfactory stimulations has not been previously investigated. This ...
Iqbal Riffat - - 2011
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is characterized by systemic pain of unknown etiology and is often accompanied by various psychological symptoms. Research on different parameters in fibromyalgia (FM) indicates that multifactors are involved in its pathophysiology; such as genetic factors, substance P, serotonin, hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA), muscles metabolic dysfunction, reactive ...
Pini-Prato Alessio - - 2010
PURPOSE: This article is aimed at describing a series of 70 patients who underwent a redo pull-through in the period between January 1991 and January 2007 and to compare them with a series of consecutive patients with Hirschsprung disease who underwent a single pull-through. METHODS: The notes were reviewed, and ...
Pullen Paula R - - 2010
The number of African American (AA) patients living with heart failure (HF) has been increasing, especially among the economically disadvantaged. Yoga therapy has been found to improve physical and psychological parameters among healthy individuals, but its effect in patients with HF remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to ...
Cakit Burcu Duyur - - 2010
The aims of this study are to determine the frequency of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) in patients with chronic cervical myofascial pain (CMP) and to investigate the FMS characteristics in CMP patients. Ninty-three patients with CMP and 30 age-matched healthy women were included in this study. Main outcome measures included visual ...
Imanguli Matin M - - 2010
Although xerostomia is a commonly reported complaint in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), criteria for evaluating the prevalence and characteristics of salivary gland involvement have not been well defined in this patient population. Previous studies also have made no distinction between salivary and mucosal oral cGVHD. We systematically evaluated ...
Daltrozzo J?r?me - - 2010
Emotional processing in coma remains an open question. Skin conductance responses to emotional and neutral auditory stimuli were recorded in 13 low-responsive patients (12 of whom were in coma). A differential response between emotional and neutral stimuli was found, which significantly correlated with the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Cook ...
de Wee E M - - 2010
von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is the most frequent inherited bleeding disorder. It is unknown how this disorder affects quality of life. This nationwide multicenter cross-sectional study determined health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in adult patients with moderate or severe VWD, and assessed whether bleeding severity and type of VWD are ...
Madsen Ole R - - 2010
The Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Function Index (BASFI) and the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Global Score (BAS-G) (ranges 0-10) have gained widespread in use as self-reported measures of disease activity, functional impairment and overall well-being in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and other spondyloarthropathies (SpA). ...
Bal Serpil - - 2011
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the axial skeleton. In recent years, several authors reported an increased prevalence of sexual dysfunction among AS patients. We aimed to find out, whether the prevalence of erectile dysfunction among AS patients is different from age-matched healthy controls. Thirty-seven male patients ...
Huber-Mahlin V - - 2010
The objective of the study was to characterize the natural history of patients with a higher level gait disorder (HLGD) of the cautious/disequilibrium type in a 3-year prospective study. Subjects were taken from an outpatient setting in a movement disorders clinic. Twenty-two mobile, community-living patients with a HLGD of the ...
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