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Eriksen J R - - 2013
PURPOSE: Fibrin sealant for mesh fixation has significant positive effects on early outcome after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) compared with titanium tacks. Whether fibrin sealant fixation also results in better long-term outcome is unknown. METHODS: We performed a randomized controlled trial including patients with umbilical hernia defects from 1.5 ...
Laquière A - - 2013
Endoscopic evaluation after chemoradiotherapy (CR) is impossible with an esophageal stent in place. The main study objective was to evaluate self-expanding plastic stent (SEPS) removal post-CR. Secondary end-points were the improvement of dysphagia and patients' quality of life. From October 2008 to March 2011, 20 dysphagic patients who suffered from ...
Jenkins V - - 2013
Background:Most patients presenting with advanced ovarian cancer (AOC) eventually relapse. Symptom palliation, maintenance of quality of life (QoL) and prolongation of life are primary therapeutic goals.Methods:Sixty-six UK oncologists completed an online survey about AOC management. Two hundred and two patients were interviewed about care, treatment experiences and expectations.Results:Prior to diagnosis, ...
Monz B U - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Anticoagulation is recommended in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) to prevent strokes. Vitamin K antagonists, such as warfarin, are associated with numerous practical limitations - frequent anticoagulation monitoring, lifestyle and dietary restrictions - that complicate patient management and may impact health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study derived HRQoL ...
Mariette Christophe - - 2013
BACKGROUND: In infected incisional ventral hernias (IVHs), the use of a synthetic non-absorbable mesh is not recommended and biological meshes hold promise. However, the level of evidence for their safety and efficacy remains low. METHODS: The SIMBIOSE trial is a multicenter, phase III, randomized, controlled trial comparing the use of ...
Samuel Nehemiah - - 2013
Introduction: Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for lower limb varicose veins in the short and midterm results. This study reports the 5-year outcomes of EVLA technique at different power settings. Methods: Patients with primary symptomatic, unilateral varicose veins secondary to saphenofemoral junction (SFJ) ...
Jacobson A S - - 2013
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the mandible is a severe complication of radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. In this case series, the authors analyzed their treatment and quality of life outcomes over the past 6 years. A retrospective chart review of 42 patients treated surgically for advanced ORN was conducted. ...
Chudnoff Scott G - - 2013
: To estimate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation of uterine myomas in symptomatic women. : A cohort of 135 premenopausal symptomatic women with uterine myomas, uteri 14 weeks of gestation-sized or less with no single myoma exceeding 7 cm, and objectively confirmed heavy menstrual ...
Altuntas Yunus E - - 2013
Ramadan fasting is an Islamic obligation for healthy Muslims after the age of puberty. Persons with an acute or chronic disease may be excused from this obligation; the degree of the disease is an important parameter for not fasting. Little is known about the effect of fasting on persons with ...
de Palma Luigi - - 2013
Osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumor with a male predominance occurring mainly in children and young adults. The most common symptom is intermittent pain that worsens at night and is at least partially relieved by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term effectiveness of ...
Wood Stephanie G - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Transvaginal cholecystectomy (TVC) is the leading natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery to date and has the potential to offer improved cosmesis, less pain, and shorter recovery times for female patients. OBJECTIVE To investigate quality of life and female sexual function in our patients undergoing TVC. DESIGN A prospective cohort ...
Simmes Friede - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim of a rapid response system (RRS) is to improve the timely recognition and treatment of ward patients with deteriorating vital signs The system is based on a set of clinical criteria that are used to assess patient's vital signs on a general ward. Once a patient is ...
Zheng Wei - - 2013
In recent years, there have been more and more clinical trails focused on patient-reported outcomes (PRO), especially in the assessment of quality of life (QOL). Previous report on QOL assessment on patients with spinal metastases from primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rare. And there is no standard treatment for those ...
Elkoushy Mohamed A - - 2013
We assess the variations between post-graduate trainees (PGTs) and attending urologists in applying the Revised Clavien-Dindo Classification System (RCCS) to urological complications. Twenty postoperative complications were selected from urology service Quality Assurance meeting minutes spanning 1 year at a tertiary care centre. The cases were from adult and pediatric sites ...
Arraras J I - - 2013
Background: Quality of Life (QoL) is a key element in rectal cancer (RC) patients.Aims: this study assesses QoL in a sample of RC patients in their treatment follow-up period, and compares surgery modalities.Patients and methods: eighty four locally advanced RC patients who had received surgery and neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy were included ...
Speir Alan - - 2013
The study aim was to determine the health-related quality of life (HRQL) in conjunction with clinical outcomes following aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery. In these times of healthcare change, quality measures of the success of a procedure go beyond clinical outcomes, with patient reports of HRQL considered important. All patients ...
Oncel M - - 2013
The goal of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcomes of bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary hyperhydrosis. Between January 2007 and December 2011, a total of 335 patients (192 male, 143 female, mean age 28.3 years) who underwent bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary hyperhydrosis were reviewed retrospectively. Hyperhydrosis ...
Rosell Karolina K Hidrosis Clinic, Sophiahemmet, Stockholm, - - 2013
Hyperhidrosis is a common disorder that may have a severe impact on quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effect of two novel botulinum toxins, Xeomin®, a type A botulinum toxin, and Neuro-bloc®, a type B botulinum toxin, in the treatment of axillary and ...
Lin Tsung-Ching TC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Far Eastern Memorial - - 2013
[Purpose] To study the recovery of patients treated with minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty (TKA) performed via the subvastus approach, and to develop an optimal rehabilitation program for these patients. [Methods] Twenty-two patients (17 females and 5 males; mean age 69.2 years), who received unilateral minimally invasive TKA for osteoarthritis, underwent ...
Beebe Justin A JA University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South - - 2013
Calcific deposits (CaDs) may be related to chronic postoperative pain and may affect function after patellar tendon surgery. Cross-sectional. We hypothesized that patients with CaDs (+CaDs) would rate lower than those without (-CaDs) on measures of knee function and quality of life. Patients completed the Tegner Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale ...
Fenik Yelena - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Central line catheter insertion is a complex procedure with a high cognitive load for novices. Providing a prepackaged all-inclusive kit is a simple measure that may reduce the cognitive load. We assessed whether the use of prepackaged all-inclusive central line insertion kits reduces procedural mistakes during central line catheter ...
Bauer J D - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Nutrition supplements enriched with immune function enhancing nutrients have been developed to aid wound-healing, although evidence regarding their effectiveness is limited and systematic reviews have lead to inconsistent recommendations. The present pragmatic, randomised, prospective open trial evaluated a wound-specific oral nutrition supplement enriched with arginine, vitamin C and zinc ...
Sanders Rick J M - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the treatment options in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) with painful osteoarthritis of the hip. However, the risk of dislocation of the prosthesis is higher in patients with CP when compared with physically normal patients. In this retrospective study of ten consecutive ...
Delroy Carlos A - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy and safety of transvaginal trocar-guided polypropylene mesh insertion with traditional colporrhaphy for treatment of anterior vaginal wall prolapse. METHODS: This is a randomized controlled trial in which women with advanced anterior vaginal wall prolapse, at least stage ...
Ege B - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate our experience in managing high anal fistulas with a simple modification of the cutting seton. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of standardized patient charts and of prospectively collected scores and questionnaires. Surgical outcomes of 128 consecutive, well-documented patients with high ...
Beyer F - - 2013
PURPOSE: Percutaneous interspinous stand-alone spacers offer a simple and effective technique to treat lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. Nonetheless, open decompressive surgery remains the standard of care. This study compares the effectiveness of both techniques and the validity of percutaneous interspinous spacer use. METHODS: Forty-five patients were included in ...
Moya P - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Faecal incontinence (FI) is a complex and multifactorial health problem. Treatment has to be individualised, analysing the aetiology and gravity in every case. Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) has been shown to effectively improve treatment of FI. METHODS: Fifty patients with severe FI treated with SNS between March 2002 and ...
Deschka Heinz - - 2013
Background The rising prevalence of multimorbid patients undergoing cardiac surgery often leads to prolonged postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) treatment. The fate of these patients after discharge is poorly investigated. This study is aimed to assess survival, functional outcome, and quality of life (QOL) in patients after an ICU stay ...
Ghulyan-Bedikian Vénéra - - 2013
Our objective was to evaluate whether the severity of vestibular loss and old-age (>65) affect a patient's ability to benefit from training using head-position based, tongue-placed electrotactile feedback. Seventy-one chronic dizzy patients, who had reached a plateau with their conventional rehabilitation, followed six 1-h training sessions during 4 consecutive days ...
Arrese Ignacio - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: Although the introduction of flow diverter devices (FDD) has aroused great enthusiasm, the level of evidence supporting its use has not been systematically evaluated. OBJECTIVE:: To report a systematic review of medical literature up to May 2012 on FDD in order to assess the morbidity, case fatality rate and ...
Pink J J Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, Bangor University, Bangor, - - 2013
Alternative anticoagulants to warfarin (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban) are becoming available for the prevention of thromboembolic stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF), but there is a lack of information on their comparative effectiveness. Using a discrete event simulation method adopting a lifetime horizon of analysis, we made an indirect comparison of ...
Park J W - - 2013
There are concerns about the extent of impaired endocrine and exocrine pancreatic function and poor quality of life (QoL) after pancreatectomy, but there is little information from large prospective follow-up studies. Consecutive patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy or distal pancreatectomy between 2007 and 2011 were included. Relative bodyweight (RBW), triceps skinfold thickness ...
Targarona Eduardo M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopy has been widely used for surgical repair of large paraesophageal hernias (PEHs). The technique, however, entails substantial technical difficulties, such as repositioning the stomach in the abdominal cavity, sac excision, closure of the hiatal gap, and fundoplication. Knowledge of the long-term outcome (>10 years) is scarce. The aim of ...
Antonini A - - 2013
Duodenal levodopa infusion represents an effective strategy to manage motor and non-motor complications in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). However, most published clinical series regard small numbers of patients and do not exceed 1 year follow-up. In this multi-national observational cohort study conducted in seven specialised PD clinics and university ...
Rao Jian-Ming - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate perioperative results and 12-month follow-up after plasmakinetic enucleation of the prostate (PKEP) and transvesical open prostatectomy (OP) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) >80 mL. METHODS: A total of 83 patients with a prostate >80 mL were randomized to either PKEP or OP. Perioperative and postoperative outcome ...
Arrigoni P - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to report clinical results of a selective population undergone to arthroscopic functional repair of massive, contracted, immobile rotator cuff tears. METHODS: From 2005 to 2009, 311 patients with rotator cuff tears were treated at our institution. Of them, 26 shoulders in 25 ...
Cuthbertson Brian H - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Severe sepsis is associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality placing a high burden on healthcare resources. We aimed to study outcomes in the 5 years after severe sepsis. METHODS: A cohort study using data from a prospective audit in 26 adult ICUs in Scotland. Mortality was measured ...
Li Yu-Lin - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has evolved over the years to be a reliable, reproducible, and successful orthopedic procedure. Nowadays, THA is increasingly performed on patients using less invasive, tissue-preserving techniques. Accordingly, the use of computer navigation in total joint arthroplasty has become more prevalent. However, there is still lack ...
Ju Yi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Although clinically relevant, there is paucity of literature regarding the characteristic findings and outcome in isolated pontine infarction (IPI). In this study, we examined and analyzed the association between neurological findings, imaging features, and outcome at different time periods in patients with acute IPI. METHODS: A total of 101 ...
Aghayev Emin - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health demanded a nationwide HTA-registry for cervical total disc arthroplasty (TDA), to decide about its reimbursement. The goal of the SWISSspine registry is to generate evidence about the safety and efficiency of cervical TDA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred thirty-two cases treated between ...
Buranaamnuay Kakanang - - 2013
The effects of Equex STM paste (Equex) and oxytocin (OT) on the in vitro quality of frozen-thawed Asian elephant sperm were investigated in the study. The viability of frozen-thawed sperm was significantly higher in the Equex-treated (1 and 2%) groups than in the control group. There were no differences in ...
Ibrahim Omer O Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, - - 2013
Botulinum toxin injections and suction-curettage have been separately shown to be effective in treating axillary hyperhidrosis but have not been compared in the same patients. We sought to compare effectiveness of suction-curettage versus neurotoxin for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. Each of 20 patients was randomized to receive toxin injections ...
Antunes Alberto A - - 2013
PURPOSE: This study was designed to describe the clinical, laboratorial, and urodynamic findings of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) in patients with urinary retention due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS: A prospective study of 11 patients with urinary retention due to BPH was conducted. Patients underwent physical examination, prostate specific ...
Proietti Riccardo - - 2013
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of remote magnetic navigation (RMN) with open-irrigated catheter vs. manual catheter navigation (MCN) in performing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We searched in PubMed (1948-2013) and EMBASE (1974-2013) studies comparing RMN with MCN. Outcomes considered were AF recurrence (primary ...
Chartier-Kastler Emmanuel E Urology Clinic, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Garches, - - 2013
Intermittent catheterization is the recommended standard treatment for neurogenic bladder dysfunction. However, standard intermittent catheters can be unwieldy, difficult to use and carry discreetly. This can influence patient ability to perform catheterization efficiently, discreetly and privately, therefore, affecting patient quality of life. We evaluated whether the discreet design of the ...
Dziegielewski Peter T - - 2013
IMPORTANCE Because treatment for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), especially in patients of older age, is associated with decreased patient quality of life (QOL) after surgery, demonstration of a less QOL-impairing treatment technique would improve patient satisfaction substantially. OBJECTIVE To determine swallowing, speech, and QOL outcomes following transoral robotic surgery ...
Hong Shukun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of an external pancreatic duct stent for reduction of the pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy remains controversial. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Reviews of each trial were conducted and data were extracted. ...
Swanson Eric - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported data, including effects on patient satisfaction and quality of life, have not been rigorously studied in women treated with mastopexy and augmentation/mastopexy. This prospective outcome study evaluates and compares mastopexy (n = 36), augmentation/mastopexy (n = 47), and reduction (n = 20) from the patient's perspective. METHODS: Over a 5-year period, 125 consecutive women ...
Mohanty Sanghamitra - - 2013
This study examined the impact of different ablation strategies on atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence and quality of life in coexistent AF and atrial flutter (AFL). Three-hundred sixty enrolled patients with documented AF and AFL were blinded and randomized to group 1, AF±AFL ablation (n=182), or group 2, AFL ablation only ...
Jacquetin B - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate clinical effectiveness and complication rates at 5 years following the total Trans Vaginal Mesh (TVM) technique to treat pelvic organ prolapse. METHODS: Prospective, observational, multi-centre study in patients with prolapse of stage II or higher. RESULTS: Of the 90 women enrolled in the study, 82 (91 %) ...
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