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Lüke Julia - - 2013
Purpose of the Study: To investigate the outcome of brilliant blue G (BBG)-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling in macular hole surgery after a follow-up of 6 months. Procedures: In this retrospective study 20 eyes have been treated with BBG-assisted macular hole surgery. After a follow-up of 6 months, the functional ...
Ad Niv - - 2013
Catheter-based ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) performed percutaneously is shown to be limited in patients with nonparoxysmal AF (non-PAF). The full Cox-Maze surgical procedure demonstrated good success with non-PAF, but concerns were raised regarding increased morbidity eliminating the effect of the success rate. This study assessed the safety and efficacy ...
Vogelaar Lauran - - 2013
To assess the effectiveness of solution-focused therapy (SFT) on fatigue and quality of life (QoL) in patients with fatigued inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Randomised controlled trial in two Dutch hospitals. Patients with IBD with quiescent IBD and with a Checklist Individual Strength-Fatigue (CIS-fatigue) score of ≥35 were enrolled. Patients were ...
Edwards Peter K - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) has become an established technique for the repair of full-thickness chondral defects in the knee, although best patient outcomes appear limited by a lack of evidence-based knowledge on how to progressively increase postoperative weightbearing (WB) and rehabilitation exercises. HYPOTHESIS:To determine the safety and efficacy of ...
Gohil Risha Arun - - 2013
The aim of this study was to identify whether revascularization by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for patients with intermittent claudication improved measures of functional performance including balance. A prospective observational study was performed at a single tertiary vascular center. Patients with symptomatic intermittent claudication (Rutherford grades 1-3) were recruited to ...
Lavernia Carlos J - - 2013
The consequences of vitamin D insufficiency in the elderly remain controversial. The prevalence and potential effects of its chronic insufficiency on quality of life and physical function in patients undergoing THA have received little attention. We determined (1) prevalence of preoperative vitamin D insufficiency in patients undergoing THA and (2) ...
Głowacki Roman - - 2013
The aim of this study was to assess the influence of bacterial biofilms in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients on the clinical outcomes following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). This was a prospective, double-blind study. Patients undergoing ESS, because of CRS, were recruited. Overall 80 patients were qualified. For each of these ...
Geurts Marjolein - - 2013
We assessed whether the effects of surgical decompression for space-occupying hemispheric infarction, observed at 1 year, are sustained at 3 years. Patients with space-occupying hemispheric infarction, who were enrolled in the Hemicraniectomy After Middle cerebral artery infarction with Life-threatening Edema Trial within 4 days after stroke onset, were followed up ...
Hindricks Gerhard - - 2013
The rapidly increasing number of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) places a large burden on follow-up providers. This study investigated the possibility of longer in-office follow-up intervals in primary prevention ICD patients under remote monitoring with automatic daily data transmissions from the implant memory. Conducted in 155 ICD recipients with ...
de Paula Valéria Veras - - 2013
Premedication is rarely used in avian species. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of premedication on the quality of sevoflurane induction and anaesthesia in parrots. We hypothesised that premedication would facilitate handling and decrease the minimum anaesthetic dose (MAD). Thirty-six adult parrots were randomly distributed in ...
Nguyen Geoffrey C - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:There is practice variation in the duration of anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Clinicians must weigh the high risk of recurrent VTE with the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.METHODS:We implemented Markov decision analysis to compare the costs and effectiveness of extended anticoagulation vs. time-limited anticoagulation ...
Lützner Jörg - - 2013
The use of computer-assisted surgery (CAS) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) results in better limb and implant alignment compared to conventional TKA; however, it is unclear whether this translates to better mid- to long-term clinical outcome. This prospective randomised study comparing CAS and conventional TKA reports the functional and patient ...
de Leur Kevin - - 2013
Purpose: We performed a retrospective study on hemodialysis fistulae in patients aged 75 years and older.Methods: Dialysis records of 2 hospitals were searched for patients of 75 years and older who had primary autologous radiocephalic arteriovenous fistulae (RCAVFs) and brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistulae (BCAVFs). Outcome measures were primary, primary-assisted, and secondary ...
Fiala Martin - - 2013
Clinical benefit from ablation for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation has remained unknown. We hypothesized that successful ablation of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation would improve haemodynamics, functional status, and quality of life.METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 160 patients (aged 59 ± 9 years, 23% females) undergoing ablation of long-standing (median ...
Noelle Stephanie - - 2013
Total ankle arthroplasty is increasingly used as an alternative to arthrodesis to treat advanced ankle arthritis. However, the outcomes and postoperative complications are poorly described. Between March 2005 and May 2010 114 S.T.A.R. prostheses were implanted by one surgeon at our institution. We retrospectively analysed the demographics, clinical outcomes and ...
Miller Amanda R AR Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Louisville, 315 East Broadway, Room 313, Louisville, KY 40202, - - 2013
Few studies have evaluated the health-related quality-of-life (QOL) changes in patients following major liver resection for malignancy. QOL parameters were recorded prospectively at baseline (preoperative), and through 6 months of follow-up using various instruments. Major complications occurred in 10 of 41 patients. At the initial outpatient visit, patients reported decreased global ...
Ates Ismail - - 2013
We aimed to evaluate clinical effects of additional heart rate control by ivabradine on life quality score and 6-minute walking test in patients with previously implanted biventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) with ischemic heart failure under regular treatment. Fifteen men and 14 women with a median age of 63 ...
Hermans Michel P - - 2013
OBJECTIVETo assess prospectively the effect of benchmarking on quality of primary care for patients with type 2 diabetes by using three major modifiable cardiovascular risk factors as critical quality indicators.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSPrimary care physicians treating patients with type 2 diabetes in six European countries were randomized to give standard ...
Kaźmierski Piotr - - 2013
The aim of this research was to assess the neurologic status of patients a year after endarterectomy with the use of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) and the degree of disability using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) and to examine the patients' subjective evaluation of their health. One ...
Mishra Anjali - - 2013
Preservation of quality of life (QoL) seems an important therapeutic goal in patients with benign thyroid diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of thyroidectomy on QoL in patients with benign goiters and to assess the significance of various factors affecting the outcome. A prospective ...
Harrow Brian R - - 2013
Minimally invasive endoscopic resection (MIER) has emerged as the standard for surgical management of benign and malignant sinonasal and skull-base neoplasms. The objective of the present study was to assess sinonasal quality of life (QOL) and to analyze factors that impact symptomatology after surgery. This single-institution observational cohort study was ...
Hokkanen Matti - - 2013
Improvement in quality of life (QoL) and survival benefit are the primary objectives of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The profile of patients undergoing isolated CABG has altered towards higher age with more preoperative comorbidities. Thus, the importance of QoL over the quantity of life among elderly patients is ...
Klima David A - - 2013
Introduction. Component separation (CS) has become a viable alternative to repair large ventral defects when the fascia cannot be reapproximated. However, the impact of transecting the external oblique to facilitate closure of the abdomen on quality of life (QOL) has yet to be investigated. The study goal was to investigate ...
El-Shazly M - - 2013
Introduction: Varicocele affects up to 15% of men in the general population. In couples with subfertility, the prevalence of varicocele in male partners was about 12%. In certain countries like the Middle East and Arabian Gulf, it is not rare to find people in their 5th or 6th decades or ...
Dexel Julian - - 2013
Accurate and reproducible measurements of limb alignment are necessary for planning, performing and evaluation of reconstructive knee surgery. Aim of this study was the comparison of the alignment measured on long-leg standing radiographs with the intraoperative data from a navigation system. The records of 135 consecutive patients who received computer-assisted ...
Chionh Chang Yin - - 2013
The role of peritoneal dialysis in the management of AKI is not well defined, although it remains frequently used, especially in low-resource settings. A systematic review was performed to describe outcomes in AKI treated with peritoneal dialysis and compare peritoneal dialysis with extracorporeal blood purification, such as continuous or intermittent ...
Torrey Robert - - 2013
To evaluate the effects of preoperative external radiation therapy (XRT) on a cohort of patients who underwent AdVance transobturator urethral sling (ATUS) placement for post-prostatectomy incontinence. Thirty-seven patients underwent placement of an ATUS from 2008 to 2010. Patients with and without a history of preoperative XRT were retrospectively compared in ...
Chêne Gautier - - 2013
To assess the efficacy of intravaginal electrical stimulation in the management of female urinary incontinence. 359 Women with urinary incontinence (207 with stress incontinence [group A], 33 with urge incontinence [group B] and 119 with mixed urinary incontinence [group C]) were included in this multicenter prospective observational study. Patients were ...
Ou Rubiao - - 2013
To compare the efficacy and safety of transurethral enucleation and resection of the prostate (TUERP) and transvesical prostatectomy (TVP) for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate volumes >80 mL. A total of 100 patients with urodynamic obstruction and prostate volume >80 mL were prospectively randomized and enrolled in the study ...
Dorlon Margaret - - 2013
Previous studies have shown that total pancreatectomy with islet cell autotransplantation improves quality of life in chronic pancreatitis. A significant number of these patients develop postoperative hyperglycemia and daily insulin requirements or increase in daily insulin requirements. Our study investigates whether increased insulin requirements postoperatively have a negative impact on ...
Dattani R - - 2013
There is little published information on the health impact of frozen shoulder. The purpose of this study was to assess the functional and health-related quality of life outcomes following arthroscopic capsular release (ACR) for contracture of the shoulder. Between January 2010 and January 2012 all patients who had failed non-operative ...
Giannicola Giuseppe - - 2013
The goals of this study were to examine the improvement in quality of life achieved after open surgical treatment of elbow stiffness and to verify the cost/utility ratio of surgery. Thirty-three patients (22 men and 11 women) underwent surgery. The etiologies of elbow stiffness were posttraumatic conditions (n=26), primary osteoarthritis ...
Selman H - - 2013
Ovarian stimulation is an integral procedure in assisted reproduction treatment. It is achieved by the administration of exogenous gonadotropins to increase follicular recruitment and oocyte yield. Optimization of ovarian stimulation is an essential prerequisite for the success of IVF treatment. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a combined ...
Gola Massimo - - 2013
Chronic hand eczema (CHE) is a common disease that has a major impact on patients' health and on society. The purpose of this observational, open-label study was to assess the efficacy of treatment with 30 mg/d of oral alitretinoin on the quality of life (QoL) in a group of patients ...
Basoor Abhijeet - - 2013
Providing effective discharge instructions, appropriate dose uptitration, education regarding heart failure (HF) monitoring, and strict follow-up have all been shown to decrease readmissions for HF but are all underutilized. The authors developed and evaluated the impact of a quality-improvement HF checklist as a tool to remind physicians to improve quality ...
Eldaba Ahmed A - - 2013
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of tranexamic acid (TA) on the intra-operative bleeding during the functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in children. A total of 100 children recruited to undergo FESS were randomized into two groups. Group I: Was given just after induction, intra-venous 25 mg/kg TA ...
Gupta Rajni - - 2013
Hyperbaric ropivacaine produce more reliable sensory and motor block, with faster onset, better quality of muscles relaxation than isobaric ropivacaine. So, this study was designed to compare the efficacy of hyperbaric ropivacaine with isobaric ropivacaine in patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery. A randomized controlled double blind study in two groups ...
Tamanini José Tadeu Nunes - - 2013
Objective: To compare the use of polypropylene mesh (PM) and the traditional anterior vaginal wall colporraphy in women with anterior vaginal wall prolapse (AVWP) using objective and subjective tests and evaluation of quality of life (QoL). Materials and Methods: One hundred women were randomly distributed in two preoperatory groups. The ...
Tamanini José Tadeu Nunes - - 2013
Objective: To compare the effects of two surgical procedures for the correction of anterior vaginal wall prolapse (AVWP) on the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) using symptom questionnaires and quality of life (QoL). Materials and Methods: One hundred women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification stage (POP-Q) ≥ 2 were randomly ...
Santarpino Giuseppe - - 2013
The introduction of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), coupled with the increasing number of elderly patients requiring cardiac surgery, has given rise to an intense debate on the most appropriate treatment strategy for this high-risk population. The study aim was to compare clinical outcomes in older versus younger patients undergoing ...
Thoma Achilleas A Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. - - 2013
There is controversy regarding the superiority of the vertical scar reduction technique versus the inverted T-shaped reduction technique for breast reduction surgery. Two hundred fifty-five patients were randomized to either the vertical scar reduction or inverted T-shaped reduction technique immediately before surgery over a 5-year period. Patients completed the Health ...
Serra-Sutton V - - 2013
To assess the health related quality of life (HRQOL) and associated factors of patients before, and one year after, total knee (TKA) and hip (THA) arthroplasty. A quasi-experimental prospective study conducted in hospitals with different levels of complexity and volume in Catalonia, and on patients with an indication of a ...
Lubahn Jessica D JD Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
We assessed patient perceptions of regular intermittent self-dilation in men with urethral stricture. We constructed and distributed a visual analog questionnaire to evaluate intermittent self-dilation via catheterization by men referred for urethral stricture management at a total of 4 institutions. Items assessed included patient duration, frequency, difficulty and pain associated ...
Donker Jeroen M W - - 2013
Peripheral bypass surgery is an important treatment option for patients with peripheral arterial disease. Short-term results of quality of life (QoL) after peripheral bypass surgery showed an increase in QoL at 3 months. Little is known about QoL at more than 2 years of follow-up. This study was performed to ...
Reisenauer Christl - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine the anatomical and functional outcomes, as well as patients' satisfaction and morbidity associated with modified LeFort colpocleisis. Between 7/2007 and 6/2011 58 patients underwent a modified LeFort colpocleisis. Thirty-eight were available for follow-up visit. Records were reviewed for patients' characteristics, operative data ...
Aznar J A - - 2013
Retrospective publications show a decrease in the bleeding frequency and an improvement in the quality of life (QoL) in severe adult haemophilia A (SAHA) after switching from the on-demand treatment (DT) to secondary prophylaxis (SP). But there are no prospective studies which demonstrate, using a haemophilia-specific questionnaire, an improvement in ...
Pfiester Mary P - - 2013
Localized acquired hypertrichosis (LAH) is a condition characterized by increased hair growth and is frequently seen after cast removal in children and adolescents. The purpose of this study was to examine the natural history of LAH and its potential impact on patients' quality of life. Patients between the ages of ...
Hanna Waël C - - 2013
Chest wall remodeling by substernal placement of a Nuss bar is the treatment of choice for children with pectus excavatum; however, it has not yet gained widespread acceptance in adults. We demonstrate that thoracoscopic Nuss bar insertion in young adults is safe and leads to excellent results. Adult patients who ...
Sacks Peta-Lee - - 2013
Osteitic bone is a feature of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), potentially playing a role in pathogenesis. Although seen after previous endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), it is also a de novo feature in patients without prior interventions. In these patients, osteitis is associated with high tissue and serum eosinophilia. However, the impact ...
Zeldenryk Lynne - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to conduct focus groups to operationalise the construct of quality of life (QOL) for people living with lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Bangladesh to develop culturally valid items for a Bangladeshi LF QOL tool. Ten focus groups were conducted with a stratified purposeful sample (n = 60) ...
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