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Kim S H - - 2013
Background: Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective α2 agonist with analgesic, anxiolytic, and antiinflammatory properties. We investigated the effect of a single dose of dexmedetomidine on patient-perceived quality of recovery and clinical recovery variables after modified radical mastectomy under general anaesthesia in this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Methods: After Institutional Review ...
Geraerts Inge - - 2013
To compare functional outcomes, i.e. urinary incontinence (UI), voiding symptoms and quality of life, after open (ORP) and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). Between September 2009 and July 2011, 180 consecutive patients underwent radical prostatectomy; of these, 116 underwent ORP and 64 underwent RARP. We prospectively assessed the functional outcomes of ...
Cho Yeoungjee - - 2013
Neutral-pH peritoneal dialysates, with reduced glucose degradation products (GDPs), have been developed to reduce peritoneal membrane damage. Here our review evaluated the impact of these solutions on clinical outcomes using data from The Cochrane CENTRAL Registry, MEDLINE, Embase, and reference lists for randomized trials of biocompatible solutions. Summary estimates of ...
Tefner Ildikó Katalin - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Neydharting mud-pack therapy on the clinical parameters and quality of life in patients with knee osteoarthritis. In this double-blind, randomized, follow-up study on 53 patients with knee osteoarthritis, one group received hot mud-pack therapy, whereas the other (control) group ...
O'Malley Martin J MJ Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 - - 2013
There are limited data on the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for treating chronic plantar fasciitis. The purpose of this study was to document the clinical outcomes of patients who were treated with PRP injections for plantar fasciitis to determine the degree to which injections were able to decrease the ...
Wolfart S - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Although the shortened dental arch (SDA) concept is a widely accepted strategy to avoid overtreatment, little is known on its impact on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). This multicenter randomized controlled trial aimed to investigate the OHRQoL for removable partial dental prostheses (RPDP) with molar replacement versus the ...
Rustemeyer J - - 2013
The structure of the chin determines facial attractiveness and is directly linked to quality of life (QoL). In patients with prognathism and maxillary hypoplasia, bimaxillary osteotomy (BIMAX) with mandibular setback does not always lead to a more slender chin or improved aesthetics. The aim of the present study was to ...
Geraghty Patrick J - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The predominant mode of bare nitinol stent failure is diffuse in-stent restenosis, and failure rates correlate to the length and complexity of the treated lesion. Addition of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene lining to a nitinol stent frame, as found in the VIABAHN endoprosthesis, mitigates the ingrowth of intimal hyperplasia. We ...
Henriquez Oswaldo A OA Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, - - 2013
Synechiae are one of the most common unwanted outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). However, there has been scant investigation into the true significance of synechiae formation after ESS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of synechiae formation on health-related quality of ...
Regis R R - - 2013
Complete denture fabrication involves a series of complex technical procedures. Nevertheless, simplified methods may be as effective as conventional ones albeit the lesser use of time and resources, without disadvantage for the patient. This study compared a simplified method for complete denture fabrication to a conventional protocol in terms of ...
Takeuchi Hiroya - - 2013
Technical advancements and development of endoscopic equipment in thoracoscopic surgery have resulted in increase in the popularity of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). However, advantages with regard to short-term outcome and oncological feasibility of MIE have not been adequately established. To date, a number of single-institution studies and several meta-analyses have ...
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 ...
Jenkins V V Sussex Health Outcomes Research and Education in Cancer (SHORE-C), Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QG, UK. - - 2013
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. Sixty-six U.K. oncologists completed an online survey about AOC management. Two hundred and two patients were interviewed about care, treatment experiences and expectations. Prior ...
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 ...
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 ...
Kreuml Michaela T L MT Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna Althanstraße 14, Vienna, 1090, - - 2013
How long can roasted coffee beans be stored, without reducing the typical coffee flavor which is mainly responsible for consumers' enjoyment? In Austria, most coffee packages have a best-before date between 12 and 24 months, but it is not regulated by law. Therefore, there is the need to evaluate changes ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Beyer F F Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Cologne, Kerpener Str. 62, 50937, Cologne, Germany, - - 2013
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. Forty-five patients were included in this open ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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