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Chan Micah R - - 2013
The rope-ladder (RL) technique is the most common technique used for cannulation of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF). Buttonhole cannulation (BHC), or constant-site technique, is recommended by the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (NKF/KDOQI) vascular access guidelines. We compared outcomes of primary patency, episodes of bacteremia, access blood flow ...
Gupta Shikha S Department of Anaesthesiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, - - 2013
Opioids are being increasingly used these days as adjuvants to local anesthetics in spinal anesthesia. The aim of this study is to compare the effects of adding sufentanil or fentanyl to low dose bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia for endoscopic urological procedures. Prospective, randomized, double-blind study. A total of 90 elective ...
Klit Jakob - - 2013
In this prospective multicenter study we included subjects younger than 60years of age and scheduled for primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The study assessed patients' overall satisfaction, fulfillment of preoperative expectations, the effect on socioeconomic parameters, and quality of sexual life. Questionnaires including Oxford Knee Score (OKS) and SF-36 were ...
Zapf Matthew - - 2013
Our objective was to compare hospital charges and both perioperative and mid-term quality of life between single- (SILC) and multi-incision (MILC) laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a randomized controlled trial. Patients with acute or chronic biliary disease were invited to participate. Pain scores, quality of life, and perioperative outcomes were measured. Patients ...
Metreau Alexandre - - 2013
To compare total laryngectomy (TL) vs. concurrent chemoradiation (CCR) for function and long term quality of life (QoL) outcomes in pharyngolaryngeal carcinoma patients. Among 145 patients treated for advanced pharyngolaryngeal cancer by CCR or TL between 2000 and 2008, 47 disease free patients, who had completed treatment for more than ...
Abdallah Faraj W - - 2013
Regional anesthesia improves postoperative analgesia and enhances quality of recovery (QoR) after ambulatory surgery. This randomized, double-blinded, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial examines the effects of multilevel ultrasound-guided paravertebral blocks (PVBs) and total intravenous anesthesia on QoR after ambulatory breast tumor resection. Sixty-six women were randomized to standardized general anesthesia (control group) ...
Salomé Geraldo M - - 2013
The assessment of health-related quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers provides important information for clinical decision making, evaluation of therapeutic benefits, and prediction of survival probabilities. Health-related quality of life and self-esteem were assessed using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the ...
Gray Kelly - - 2013
Tibialis anterior tendon transfer surgery forms a part of Ponseti management for children with congenital talipes equinovarus who, after initial correction, present with residual dynamic supination. Although retrospective studies support good outcomes, prospective longitudinal studies in this population are lacking. We assessed strength, plantar loading, ROM, foot alignment, function, satisfaction, ...
Krych Aaron J - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of multimodal analgesia with fascia iliaca blockade and for acute pain control in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy. Thirty consecutive patients undergoing primary hip arthroscopy were prospectively studied. All patients were treated preoperatively with ultrasound-guided single injection fascia iliaca blockade and ...
Berkius Johan - - 2013
Mortality amongst COPD patients treated on the ICU is high. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) after intensive care is a relevant concern for COPD patients, their families and providers of health care. Still, there are few HRQL studies after intensive care of this patient group. Our hypothesis was that HRQL ...
Miyazato Minoru - - 2013
Abstract Objective. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of prostate size on long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and functional outcomes after radical prostatectomy (RP). Material and methods. A total of 207 consecutive patients who underwent RP for localized prostate cancer was stratified by pathological prostate ...
Soliman Hany - - 2013
To evaluate the feasibility and response of liver radiotherapy (RT) in improving symptoms and quality of life in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver metastases (LM). Eligible patients had HCC or LM, unsuitable for or refractory to standard therapies, with an index symptom of pain, abdominal discomfort, nausea, or ...
Milian Monika - - 2013
Background: The primary object was to investigate whether the Tuebingen CD-25 captures changes in health related quality of life (HRQoL) sensitively in Cushing's disease (CD) and to identify factors that favour postoperative HRQoL. Methods: Seventeen CD patients were scheduled for transsphenoidal tumour removal and filled out the inventory before and ...
Leonard Hugh A C - - 2013
The best approach for surgical treatment of an infected THA remains controversial. Two-stage revision is believed to result in lower reinfection rates but may result in significant functional impairment. Some authors now suggest that single-stage revision may provide comparable results in terms of infection eradication while providing superior functional outcomes. ...
Lavoué V - - 2013
Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) and vulvar Paget disease are managed with either vulvectomy, destructive treatments (laser, antimitotic drugs) or immunostimulants. All these options are associated with functional complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surgical technique consisting of skinning vulvectomy with split-thickness skin graft, and its effect ...
Castelnuovo Paolo - - 2013
Object For several decades, the exclusive purpose in the management of anterior skull base malignancies has been to increase survival rates. Recently, given the improved prognosis achieved, more attention has been focused on quality of life (QOL) as well. Producing data on QOL in anterior skull base cancers is hampered ...
Pizarro-Berdichevsky Javier - - 2013
Genital prolapse affects up to 50 % of multiparous women and has an impact on quality of life (QoL) for many. Vaginal obliterative techniques are relevant in older patients who are not sexually active. We performed Labhardt's colpoperineocleisis in such patients. The objective was the evaluation of subjective outcomes of this ...
Barussaud Marie-Line - - 2013
In the short-term magnetic anal sphincter (MAS) implantation is a safe and effective treatment of faecal incontinence (FI). In this report we show that the initial results stand the test of time and patient satisfaction remains high in the mid term. Data on 23 women (median age 64 [35-78] years) ...
Fehlings Michael G - - 2013
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is the leading cause of spinal cord dysfunction worldwide. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of surgical decompression on functional, quality-of-life, and disability outcomes at one year after surgery in a large cohort of patients with this condition. Adult patients with symptomatic cervical ...
Khoder Wael Y - - 2013
Purpose: To report postoperative health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and patients' subjective evaluations of open pyeloplasty (OP) and retroperitoneoscopic pyeloplasty (RP) and influences on preoperative counselling. Methods: 107 patients (age 16-80 years, mean 31.5) with symptomatic primary ureteropelvic junction obstruction who underwent OP (32) or RP (75) were evaluated prospectively. ...
Erickson Kevin F - - 2013
Chinese translation In the TEMPO (Tolvaptan Efficacy and Safety in Management of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease and Its Outcomes) trial, tolvaptan significantly reduced expansion of kidney volume and loss of kidney function. To determine how the benefits of tolvaptan seen in TEMPO may relate to longer-term health outcomes, such ...
Mucciardi Giuseppe - - 2013
To evaluate quality of life (QoL) and overall survival after radical cystectomy with cutaneous ureterostomies for advanced bladder cancer in elderly patients with high surgical risk. 58 patients, over74 years of age (mean age 80,6±4,3) with locally advanced bladder cancer (group A), underwent radical cystectomy and ureterocutaneous diversion. Patients completed ...
Azarnoush Kasra - - 2013
Commonly the frequency of international normalized ratio (INR) monitoring with a conventional laboratory test in stable patients is once a month. When using a dedicated personal device for INR assessment, the frequency may be increased to two or more times a month. To show that INR assessed by self-measurement at ...
Troendle David M - - 2013
To demonstrate that an appropriately trained pediatric gastroenterologist can perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for suspected choledocholithiasis both safely and effectively. Retrospective analysis of ERCP experience from 11/2006 to 5/2012. Only ERCPs performed by a pediatric gastroenterologist on pediatric patients for the indication of suspected choledocholithiasis were included for formal ...
De Oliveira Gildasio S GS - - 2013
Few multimodal strategies to minimize postoperative pain and improve recovery have been examined in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of systemic intraoperative lidocaine on postoperative quality of recovery when compared to saline. The study was a prospective ...
Blazejczyk Katarzyna - - 2013
The objective of this long-term study is to compare data on postoperative quality of life with objective functional measurements in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who have undergone laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Between 1995 and 2005, 162 patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease underwent laparoscopic surgery. A minimum of 4 years after surgery, ...
Rodriguez Silvana Arciniegas - - 2013
Aim Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality is associated with survival outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of simplified dispatcher CPR instructions to improve the chest compression (CC) quality during simulated pediatric cardiac arrest in public places. Methods Adult bystanders recruited in public ...
Hsu Ron-Bin - - 2013
Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) was developed to decrease postoperative mortality and morbidity. Surgeon experience influences outcome. The required levels of surgical proficiency and maturation of technical skills are uncertain. We sought to assess the surgical proficiency in OPCAB and to identify the required levels of technical maturation. We included ...
Li Ning-Ning - - 2013
Supplementation of fish oil (FO) containing lipid emulsions has been associated with a reduction in the length of hospital stay, infections and liver dysfunction in patients undergoing major surgery. We carried out a meta-analysis and subgroup analysis to examine randomised clinical trial (RCT)-based evidence of the aforementioned effects. Four databases, ...
Buléon Clément C CHU de Caen, Pôle Réanimations - Anesthésie - SAMU, F-14000 Caen, France. Electronic address: - - 2013
Cardiac arrest survival depends on celerity and efficiency of life support action. Guidelines emphasized the chest compression (CC) quality and feedback devices are encouraged. The purpose is to study the impact of the CPRmeter feedback device on resuscitation performed by untrained rescuers. This is a prospective randomized crossover study on ...
Shen Chaoyong - - 2013
Background/Aims: This study aims to compare postoperative quality of life (QOL) in adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction (AEG) patients who underwent different reconstructions after proximal gastrectomy. Methodology: A total of 158 consecutive AEG patients (Siewert type II/III) between January 2009 and February 2012 were included in this study. Eighty-seven patients underwent ...
Kajino Kentaro - - 2013
In Japan, ambulance staffing for cardiac arrest responses consists of a 3-person unit with at least one emergency life-saving technician (ELST). Recently, the number of ELSTs on ambulances has increased since it is believed that this improves the quality of on-scene care leading to better outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ...
Savarino Edoardo E Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genoa, Genoa, - - 2013
Postsurgical recurrence of Crohn's disease (CD) is very frequent and, to date, only infliximab has been shown to be useful in preventing it. The efficacy of adalimumab (ADA) is poorly known. We evaluated whether the administration of ADA after resective intestinal surgery reduces postoperative CD recurrence. We randomly assigned 51 ...
Arnold Suzanne V - - 2013
Background-Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as a less invasive option for valve replacement of patients with severe aortic stenosis. Although it has been recommended that TAVR should not be offered to patients who will not improve functionally or derive meaningful survival benefit from the procedure, no guidance exists ...
Adler Andreas - - 2013
Background and study aims: The German screening colonoscopy program is accompanied by a central registry that records the main outcome quality indicators, namely colonoscopy completion rate, adenoma detection rate (ADR), and complication rate. The aim of the present study was to assess the quality of these registry data by comparing ...
Ward V D - - 2013
Intrathecal opioid administration yields high quality analgesia with an associated low incidence of side effects and complication. The benefits of spinal "opioid only technique" include absence of neuronal blockade, infusion pump malfunction and sympathetic blockade. This technique declined after serious side effects were reported in the 1990s. To report on ...
Ventham N T - - 2013
To evaluate long-term renal outcomes after open type IV thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAAA) repair. Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database of consecutive operated non-ruptured type IV TAAAs (2007-2011). Renal function was analysed by serum creatinine concentration, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) stage. The ...
Parker Scott L - - 2013
Object Suboccipital decompression is a common procedure for patients with Chiari malformation Type I (CMI). Published studies have reported complication rates ranging from 3% to 40%, with pseudomeningocele being one of the most common complications. To date, there are no studies assessing the effect of this complication on long-term outcome. ...
Bernhardt Gerwin A - - 2013
Sportsmen's groin (SG) is a clinical diagnosis of chronic, painful musculotendinous injury to the medial inguinal floor in the absence of a groin hernia. Long-term results for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, especially data on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), are scant and there are no available data whatsoever on HRQOL ...
Patel G S - - 2013
Indwelling central venous catheters (CVCs) have been increasingly used to enable delivery of intravenous chemotherapy. We aimed to compare the safety and cost of two commonly used CVCs, peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICCs) and ports, in the delivery of chemotherapy in patients with non-haematological malignancies. Seventy patients were randomly ...
Lezoche Emanuele - - 2013
For selected patients with rectal cancer, endoluminal locoregional resection (ELRR) by transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) may be an alternative treatment option to laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LTME). Few data are available on quality of life (QoL) after LTME and TEM. This study aimed to compare short- and medium-term QoL for ...
McRae Sheila - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Benefits of graft harvest from the side contralateral to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient leg have been identified when using bone-patellar tendon-bone autografts in ACL reconstruction (ACLR). As hamstring tendon autografts are becoming more commonly used, a study examining the effect of contralateral graft harvest of semitendinosus gracilis (STG) tendons ...
Mojoli F - - 2013
Background: Thanks to significant technical improvements, VA-ECMO is increasingly used to reverse circulatory collapse refractory to standard treatments. Methods: We studied patients who underwent VA-ECMO due to primary cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest between January 2008 and June 2011 at our institution. Variables related to hospital survival were analyzed. Long-term ...
Heintzbergen Sanne - - 2013
Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (MoM HRA) has emerged as an alternative to total hip arthroplasty (THA) for younger active patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Birmingham hip resurfacing is the most common MoM HRA in Alberta, and is therefore compared with conventional THA. The objective of this study was to estimate the ...
Abulhasan Mohamad - - 2013
Giardiasis may present with dyspeptic symptoms that may mimic other gastrointestinal and/or biliary disorders. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of giardiasis in stool and duodenal aspirate of patients with NUD, assess symptomatic benefit of therapy, and compare the diagnostic tools for giardiasis utilizing stool and ...
Zanatta Fabricio Batistin FB Department of Stomatology, UFSM - Federal University of Santa Maria, RS, - - 2013
Previous systematic reviews have demonstrated better results with enamel matrix derivative proteins (EMDP) as compared with open flap debridement (OFD) for the management of infrabony periodontal defects (IPD). The aim of this study was to determine whether these differences vary according to the follow-up and quality of the studies. Cochrane ...
Gallelli L - - 2013
We investigated the effects of celecoxib, diclofenac, and ibuprofen on the disease-specific quality of life, synovial fluid cytokines and signal transduction pathways in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). Ninety patients scheduled for a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to six groups that were treated with low and high dosages of ...
Tayfun Mehmet Ali - - 2013
This study evaluated the outcome in adult patients with laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) and assessed the effect of procedures on their quality-of-life scores. The study included 15 adult patients with LTS (11 males [73.3%], 4 females [26.7%]; mean age, 32 years [range, 10-52 years]) treated at the Department of Otolaryngology Head ...
Shahir Kaushik - - 2013
We sought to determine whether reduced scan range (z axis) computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) technique in 18- to 40-year age group can accurately detect pulmonary embolism (PE) and other important conditions and to quantify the resulting dose reduction. We retrospectively identified 200 patients in the age group of 18 ...
Aanaes K - - 2013
The paranasal sinuses can be a bacterial reservoir for pulmonary infections in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) Methodology: In this prospective, non-randomised, uncontrolled, intervention cohort study, the clinical effect of sinus surgery followed by two weeks` intravenous antibiotics, 6 months` antibiotic nasal irrigations was assessed in 106 CF patients. One ...
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