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Moreno Pablo - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the potential advantages and outcomes of the new Harmonic Focus™ (Focus) device compared to the Harmonic Scalpel™ ACS-14C in benign thyroid surgery. METHODS: A controlled randomised study was conducted in which the Focus was compared to former ACS-14C device in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy for multinodular goitre. ...
Vyas Deepti - - 2013
To describe a quality improvement initiative to improve deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis rates among hospitalized medicine patients. A standardized admission order-set with an embedded risk-assessment tool and DVT prophylaxis orders was developed. An audit 2 months after the intervention showed the use of optimal DVT prophylaxis was 91%, an increase ...
Forest Stephen J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Scarce literature exists describing the patterns of readmission after continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) implantation. These carry significant cost and quality of life implications. We sought to describe the etiology and pattern of readmission among patients receiving CF-LVADs. METHODS: Frequency, reason, urgency, and duration of readmission as ...
Lavinsky-Wolff Michelle - - 2013
ObjectiveTo assess quality-of-life outcomes in patients undergoing nasal tip surgery with the vertical dome division technique using validated instruments (Rhinoplasty Outcome Evaluation [ROE] and Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation [NOSE]).Study DesignCase series with planned data collection.SettingTertiary university center.Subject and MethodsPatients undergoing primary cosmetic and functional rhinoseptoplasty using vertical dome division were ...
Mashour George A - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Superiority of the modified Brice interview over quality assurance techniques in detecting intraoperative awareness with explicit recall has not been demonstrated definitively.METHODS:We studied a single patient cohort to compare the detection of definite awareness using a single modified Brice interview (postoperative day 28-30) versus quality assurance data (postoperative day 1).RESULTS:The ...
Angioli Roberto - - 2013
The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility in terms of safety and quality of life in a sample of Italian patients affected by advanced ovarian cancer and submitted to either extensive upper abdomen or standard surgery, through validated questionnaires. From January 2006 to November 2011, a prospective, ...
Maoxiao Yan - - 2013
To investigate the long-term outcomes of supracricoid partial laryngectomy with cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) and its modified version, in which we reserve the poster inferior borders of both thyroid cartilage laminas to protect swallowing function. This retrospective survival analysis was performed in 86 patients, wherein 46 undergoing CHEP and 40 undergoing modified ...
Towbin Alexander J - - 2013
A study was performed to evaluate use of quality improvement techniques to decrease the variability in turnaround time (TAT) for radiology reports on emergency department (ED) radiographs. An interdepartmental improvement team applied multiple interventions. Statistical process control charts were used to evaluate for improvement in mean TAT for ED radiographs, ...
Hillel Alexander T - - 2013
We evaluated the voice and vocal fold pliability outcomes of European Laryngological Society (ELS) deep type I (subepithelial) and type II (subligamentous) cordectomies for early glottic cancer. We reviewed the medical records of patients with glottic carcinoma at a tertiary care medical center between 2005 and 2011. Their procedures were ...
Stanford Edward J - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of the Elevate Anterior/Apical transvaginal mesh procedure in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair at 12-months follow-up. METHODS: This prospective, multicenter, multinational study enrolled 142 patients experiencing anterior vaginal prolapse with or without apical descent (POP-Q ≥ stage II). Each patient ...
Chandra Abhijit - - 2013
: Technical feasibility of perineal antropyloric valve transposition to reconstruct a severely damaged incontinent anal sphincter or to replace an excised anorectal sphincter has been reported previously. : This study aimed to document the follow-up results of patients who underwent successful perineal antropyloric valve transposition for end-stage fecal incontinence. : ...
Ungor Cem - - 2013
Prolotherapy, the rehabilitation of ligaments or tendons by induced proliferation of cells by using dextrose, is a noninvasive and effective method for the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of prolotherapy method for the management of acute or chronic dislocation ...
Saber Aly - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The construction of colostomy is associated with decreased physical and psychological well-being as well as decreased quality of life. Cecostomy is the creation of an opening in the cecum to provide colonic decompression. Objective:This work was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of tube cecostomy as an alternative to colostomy ...
Zubaid Mohammad - - 2013
Warfarin is widely used in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) because it is effective in reducing thromboembolic complications. However, it has a narrow safe therapeutic window. We aimed to examine the frequency of maintaining this therapeutic window in daily practice. We enrolled consecutive patients with non-valvular AF presenting to ...
Vender Ronald - - 2013
Background:Although etanercept is well tolerated and effective in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, data are limited in Canadian practice settings.Objective:To assess the effectiveness and safety of etanercept in Canadian patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (Physician Global Assessment [PGA] ≥ 3) in routine practice.Methods:A 1-year, multicenter, open-label trial of 246 patients enrolled from ...
Moro-Valdezate David - - 2013
The objective of this study was to describe the evolution of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a cohort of breast cancer patients over 1 year after surgery and to analyse the predictive ability of HRQOL measurement instruments. Observational, multicenter and prospective study of a cohort of breast cancer patients, ...
Garcea Giuseppe - - 2013
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) results in an extremely poor quality of life and substantially increases health care utilization. Few data exist regarding the cost-effectiveness of surgical treatment for CP. This article examined the cost-effectiveness of total pancreatectomy (TP) with islet cell autotransplantation (IAT) for CP. Sixty patients undergoing TP + IAT ...
Pederzini Luigi Adriano - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Loss of motion of the elbow joint is a common finding after elbow trauma. It has been shown that arthroscopic treatment leads to excellent restoration of elbow motion, although it is still a demanding procedure. The aim of our cohort study was to assess clinical outcomes following treatment of ...
Jabs Alexander - - 2013
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a life-saving therapy in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis who are considered to be high-risk surgical candidates. However, there is a paucity of data on the long-term survival and quality-of-life in very old patients undergoing TAVI. Here, the case is reported ...
Zheng Dan - - 2013
To investigate the effect of octreotide treatment on patients with pancreatic cancer who undergo endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with pancreatic duct stent placement for malignant biliary obstruction. Patients (n=99) hospitalized from Jan 2006 to Dec 2011 were included in this study. All the patients were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (obstructive ...
Grothusen Christina - - 2013
This study investigated factors determining the long-term outcome and quality of life of patients with a prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay after cardiac surgery. A retrospective analysis was performed in 230 patients that had undergone cardiac surgery and suffered from a post-operative ICU stay of 7 or more days ...
Hsieh Po-Fan - - 2013
AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility of using smart phones plus free instant messaging software for remote monitoring of videourodynamics. METHODS: From November 2011 to October 2012, 85 females with voiding disorders were enrolled for videourodynamic tests. The patients were assigned to videourodynamics remotely monitored by the attending physician by using ...
Alli Oluseun - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The PROTECT AF trial demonstrated that in patients with non-valvular AF and CHADS2 ≥ 1, a LAA closure device is non-inferior to long-term warfarin for stroke prevention. Given this equivalency, quality of life (QOL) indicators are an important metric for evaluating these two different strategies. METHODS: QOL using the ...
Warraich Riaz R Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King Edward University, Lahore, - - 2013
Surgical removal of impacted lower third molar is still the most frequent procedure done by Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons and is often associated with pain, swelling and trismus. These postoperative sequelae can cause distress to the patient as a result of tissue trauma and affect the patient's quality of life ...
Sultan Sherif - - 2013
We aim to compare cool excimer laser-assisted angioplasty (CELA) versus tibial balloon angioplasty (TBA) in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) with tibial artery occlusive disease. The primary end point is sustained clinical improvement (SCI) and amputation-free survival (AFS). The secondary end points are binary restenosis, target extremity revascularization (TER), ...
Lehto Kirsi - - 2013
PURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate the effects of anterior sphincter repair on faecal incontinence and quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients who underwent anterior anal sphincteroplasty between January 2003 and December 2005 were asked to complete questionnaires containing the Wexner Incontinence Score (a score of 0 corresponds ...
Cunin Diane - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Surgery is the only validated means of treating overt rectal prolapses, but both patients and physicians may decline or postpone the surgical approach. However, little is known on the functional outcome of nonoperated rectal prolapse. The aim of the present study was to highlight the natural history of overt ...
van Leeuwen Wouter J - - 2013
OBJECTIVESGuidelines recommend surgical mitral valve repair in selected patients with asymptomatic severe mitral valve regurgitation (MR), but the role of repair remains a matter of debate. Survival analyses of operated asymptomatic patients have been reported, but long-term haemodynamics and quality of life are not well defined. The aim of this ...
Lu P L - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Our objective is to evaluate the effect of gastric electrical stimulation (GES) on symptoms and quality of life for pediatric patients with functional dyspepsia (FD). METHODS: Twenty-four patients (16 female, median 15 years) were treated with GES for FD after a median of 24 months of symptoms (3 months-14 years). At baseline, 46% ...
Kayrak Mehmet - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac rhythm disturbance encountered in clinical practice and is associated with impaired quality of life. Data from the previous studies have shown that sleep quality (SQ), as a component of life quality, may also deteriorate in patients with AF. However, it ...
Brinkman Sylvia - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:: First, to conduct a literature review on the long-term mortality of ICU patients and its determinants. Second, to assess the influence of the found determinants on the 3, 6, and 12 months mortality after hospital discharge in the Dutch ICU population. DESIGN:: Combination of a literature review to evaluate ...
Lafaurie M - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to demonstrate the noninferiority of polyacrylamide hydrogel (PH) vs. polylactic acid (PLA) for the treatment of facial lipoatrophy in HIV-infected adults. METHODS: A randomized, blinded, multicentre, noninferiority 96-week study was carried out. Patients with facial lipoatrophy were randomly assigned to receive intradermal injections ...
Wang Feng-Mei - - 2013
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This study is to analyze prospectively the anatomical and functional outcomes of transvaginal pelvic reconstructive surgery using the Prolift™ system for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) with hysterectomy. METHODS: A prospective, observational, noncomparative study was conducted in 80 patients with prolapse ≥2. Postoperative pelvic organ prolapse quantification stage ...
Vermeer M - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Treatment to target (T2T) leads to improved clinical outcomes in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The question is whether these results sustain in the long-term. The objective was to investigate the three year results of a protocolized T2T strategy in daily clinical practice. METHODS: In the Dutch Rheumatoid Arthritis Monitoring ...
Ganz Robert A - - 2013
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who have a partial response to proton-pump inhibitors often seek alternative therapy. We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of a new magnetic device to augment the lower esophageal sphincter. We prospectively assessed 100 patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease before and after sphincter augmentation. The study ...
Duracinsky Martin - - 2013
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Many HIV patients receiving antiretroviral treatment develop lipodystrophy. NEW-FILL(R) is a polylactic acid injected to treat facial lipoatrophy. The objectives of this study were to describe (1) change in quality of life (QoL) of HIV patients treated with NEW-FILL(R) in the management of facial lipoatrophy; (2) efficacy of ...
Göriş Songül - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: This experimental study was conducted to determine the effects of training on inhaler technique and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: Among the patients who applied at the outpatient clinic of chest diseases between March 2009 and May 2010, a total of ...
Carnevale Francisco C - - 2013
PURPOSE: To show that prostatic artery embolization (PAE) improves quality of life (QoL) and lower urinary tract symptoms in patients with acute urinary retention caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a single-center prospective study of PAE in 11 patients with BPH managed with indwelling urinary ...
Shah Rupali N - - 2013
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Nonparalytic glottic incompetence (GI) encompasses a variety of laryngeal pathologies, and vocal outcome data for this group is limited. We report a subgroup analysis of validated, subjective, and perceptual voice outcome measures: voice-related quality of life (VRQOL), Glottal Function Index (GFI), and GRBAS (grade, roughness, breathiness, asthenia, and strain), ...
Kim Sung Eun - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Rescuers should attempt effective chest compressions on cardiac arrest victims regardless of their skill level. We assessed the effect of the guidance and feedback provided by emergency medical dispatchers to untrained lay rescuers on the quality of telephone-assisted, compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: Untrained lay volunteers were randomised to ...
Cemal Cingi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To analyze and compare the patient satisfaction and quality of life in patients with and without deviated nose deformity who underwent rhinoplasty. DESIGN: Prospective, before-after trial. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 191 patients who underwent primary rhinoplasty between 2006-2009 were included. The study population was separated ...
Song Wen-Yan - - 2013
Better pregnancy outcomes can be obtained by human mature oocyte vitrification, but many problems remain to be resolved in human mature oocyte vitrification. Since mature oocyte development possesses its own maturity cycle, there should be the optimal timing for mature oocyte vitrification. The purpose of this study was to observe ...
Monsky Wayne Laurence - - 2013
PURPOSE: Malignancies may cause urinary tract obstruction, which is often relieved with placement of a percutaneous nephrostomy tube, an internal double J nephro-ureteric stent (double J), or an internal external nephroureteral stent (NUS). We evaluated the affect of these palliative interventions on quality of life (QoL) using previously validated surveys. ...
Ben-Zvi Tal - - 2013
To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and short-term outcomes of the new GreenLight XPS (GL-XPS) 180W laser system (AMS, Minnetonka, MI) in comparison to the former generation GL-HPS 120W system for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a prospective nonrandomized single-center study. From June 2010 to March 2012, 200 ...
Marasco Silvana F - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Traumatic flail chest injury is a potentially life threatening condition traditionally treated with invasive mechanical ventilation to splint the chest wall. Longer-term sequelae of pain, deformity, and physical restriction are well described. This study investigated the impact of operative fixation in these patients. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective randomized study ...
Milleret R - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficiency of steam vein sclerosis (SVS) of the great saphenous vein (GSV) in a multicentre open prospective cohort study. DESIGN: 75 consecutive adult patients with GSV reflux, CEAP C2-C5 and vein diameter 4-13 mm. METHODS: Patients treated using an SVS™ generator delivering homogenous pulses of ...
Economides James M - - 2013
Background Lower extremity soft tissue defects pose a challenging problem to patients with comorbidities. Reconstruction with tissue transfer offers an effective alternative to amputation in this population. Although abundant with data on success and complication rates, the literature has not focused on assessing patient-centered outcomes of these reconstructive procedures.Methods A ...
Koksvik Hege Svean - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of individual nursing consultations in patients treated with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) in a rheumatology outpatient setting. METHODS: Patients with inflammatory arthritides (IA) who had started with a DMARD regimen 3 months before were randomised to two different follow-up consultation systems: either follow-up by a ...
Zheng Guoquan - - 2013
Study Design. ProspectiveObjective. To assess a new method for determining the exact angle required for spinal osteotomy in ankylosing spondylitis patients.Summary of Background Data. The ideal method for maintaining sagittal balance is to shift the center of gravity of the trunk over the hip axis when pelvic and lower extremity ...
Carey S - - 2013
Background/Objectives:Nutritional status has been shown to affect quality of life, tolerance of future treatments and survival in people having undergone major upper gastrointestinal surgery. The objective of this trial was to assess the impact of intense individualized dietary advice following major upper gastrointestinal surgery on nutritional status, dietary intake, gastrointestinal ...
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