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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 ...
Aghayev Emin E Institute for Evaluative Research in Orthopedic Surgery, University of Bern, Stauffacherstrasse 78, 3014 Bern, Switzerland. - - 2013
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. Three hundred thirty-two cases treated between 3.2005 and 6.2006 who ...
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 %) ...
Le Reste Pierre-Jean - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Haemangioblastomas are benign vascular tumours that may appear sporadically or in von Hippel-Lindau disease. Despite their higher incidence, sporadic haemangioblastomas have been less studied than syndromic ones. In this article, we evaluate the specific features, outcome and quality of life of patients with intracranial sporadic haemangioblastomas (ISHs) operated on ...
Caceres Manuel - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Reports of cardiac surgery in the elderly have focused primarily on septuagenarians and octogenarians. There are very limited data regarding risk-adjusted models in nonagenarians. METHODS: From 1983 to 2011, patients with age 90 years or greater at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or valve surgery (aortic ...
Ay Yasin Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bezmialem Vakif University, Adnan Menderes Bulvar 1 (Vatan Cad.), Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey. - - 2013
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the health-related quality of life of the patients who underwent mitral valve repair (MvRp) and mitral valve replacement (MVR). Within the scope of this prospective study design, 56 patients who had mitral valve operation between the years of 2011-2012 were enrolled ...
Roidis Nikolaos T - - 2013
Eighty-two female patients with low dislocation (67 hips) or high dislocation (48 hips) were assessed using clinical scores and EQ-5D quality of life (QoL) questionnaire. Assessment was performed at the first to secondyear postoperatively and at the final follow-up, after a minimum of 12years (12-37). Patients reported with a high ...
Usta Engin - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on cardiopulmonary bypass (CBP) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In high-risk patients, doomed for reoperation the adverse effects of CBP may be more striking. We evaluated the results of reoperative CABG (redo-CABG) by either off-pump (OPCAB) or on-pump (ONCAB). Clinical endpoints were ...
Eisenstein Eric L - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The Positive Impact of EndoVascular Options for Treating Aneurysms Early (PIVOTAL) trial enrolled individuals with small (4.0- to 5.0-cm diameter) abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and reported no difference in rupture or aneurysm-related death for patients who received early endovascular repair (EVAR) vs surveillance with serial imaging studies. We evaluated ...
Liu Hmin - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: We performed a meta-analysis to compare the efficacies of entecavir and telbivudine in treatment-naive hepatitis B e-antigen (HBeAg)-positive Asian patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS:: Randomized controlled trials (January 1, 2000 to March 30, 2012) directly comparing entecavir 0.5 mg/d and telbivudine 600 mg/d, used for a minimum ...
Dähnhardt-Pfeiffer Stephan - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The skin barrier plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis. The quality of the skin barrier can be assessed using a new semi-quantitative method to measure intercellular lipid lamellae. This procedure was used to evaluate the influence of the topical application of the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus ...
Borges Edson E Jr Instituto Sapientiae - Centro de Estudos e Pesquisa em Reprodução Humana Assistida, Rua Vieira Maciel, 62, São Paulo, SP, 04503-040, Brazil. - - 2013
To compare the results of intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) between cycles in which the swim-up (SUP) or the density gradient centrifugation (DGC) techniques were used for sperm preparation. We evaluated 70 IMSI cycles performed in women with age ≤ 37 years, undergoing IMSI as result of male factor. ...
Ahammad M U - - 2013
Abstract 1. The objective of this study was to examine whether addition of plumping fluid (PF) to Lake's solution (LS) for storage of fowl spermatozoa in vitro at 4°C can prolong survival and improve the quality of spermatozoa. 2. In experiment 1, aliquots of spermatozoa were stored in vitro in ...
Siedentopf F F Klinik für Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, Martin-Luther-Krankenhaus, - - 2013
The aim of this prospective, randomized, controlled trial was to investigate the impact of yoga on newly diagnosed patients with early breast cancer in the immediate postoperative phase. 93 women newly diagnosed with early breast cancer were randomized into an intervention group (IG) and a control group (waiting group, WG). ...
Schiebler Mark L - - 2013
PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of MR angiography for pulmonary embolism (MRA-PE) in symptomatic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients whom were evaluated for possible pulmonary embolism (PE) using MRA-PE. A 3-month and 1-year from MRA-PE electronic medical record (EMR) review was performed. Evidence for venous thromboembolism ...
Tan B Y - - 2013
PURPOSE. To report 18 patients who underwent tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis using a retrograde intramedullary nail or cannulated screws. METHODS. 10 men and 8 women (19 ankles) aged 36 to 70 (mean, 52) years underwent tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis using a retrograde intramedullary nail (n=13) or cannulated screws (n=6). Indications for arthrodesis were severe ...
Bayraktar Onur - - 2013
PURPOSE:: To present the authors' preliminary experience with covered self-expandable metallic stents in the palliation of malignant cervical esophageal strictures. METHODS:: Covered self-expandable metallic stents were placed into the cervical esophagus of 6 patients with malignant cervical esophageal strictures under fluoroscopic guidance. RESULTS:: Stent placement was technically successful in all ...
Alentorn-Geli Eduard - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the short-term changes in quality of life for patients younger than 80 years with those 80 years and older undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It was hypothesized that patients 80 years and older had a similar quality of life after TKA compared ...
Modesto Paulo Cesar - - 2013
Objective: To compare the functional electrical stimulation associated with functional kinesiotherapy alone in patients after ischemic cerebrovascular accident. Methods: The study included 20 patients who were divided into two groups: Group I (GI): functional electrical stimulation plus functional kinesiotherapy and Group II (GII): functional kinesiotherapy. We evaluated active and passive ...
Gavrilescu Simona S Discipline of Pediatric Surgery and Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy ''Grigore T. Popa", - - 2013
To assess the long-term quality of life (QoL) and symptoms experienced by patients who underwent esophageal replacement for congenital and acquired children esophageal pathology. The study group comprised 71 patients divided into 2 groups, group I: 34 patients who underwent gastric tube esophagoplasty, and group II: 37 patients who underwent ...
Pellicer-Chover Hilario H Student of the Master's Degree in Surgery and Implant Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Valencia, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy of articaine at 4% (epinephrine 1:100,000) with bupivacaine at 0.5% (epinephrine 1:200,000) for surgical extraction of impacted mandibular third molars. This was a randomized, double blind, split-mouth, clinical trial. Thirty-six patients took part and underwent extraction of 72 lower ...
Ravinsky Robert A RA Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, - - 2013
Study Design Systematic review. Study Rationale To seek out and assess the best quality evidence available comparing opening wedge osteotomy (OWO) and closing wedge osteotomy (CWO) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis to determine whether their results differ with regard to several different subjective and objective outcome measures. Objective The aim of this study ...
Zacharias Céline - - 2013
Quality of life data after digestive surgery in malnourished, elderly patients are rarely reported. What can we expect as 1-year outcomes in these high-risk patients after digestive surgery? We conducted a prospective observational study in a digestive surgery department in a tertiary, nonacademic hospital in Mulhouse, France. Malnourished, older patients ...
Thompson R - - 2013
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare patient-reported quality-of-life scores after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) compared to conventional surgery using the Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire (AVVQ). METHODS: A postal questionnaire based on the AVVQ was sent out to 105 patients who underwent RFA and 50 patients who underwent surgery ...
Vecchioli-Scaldazza Carlo - - 2013
Aims: This study compared the effectiveness of solifenacin succinate (SS) versus percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in women with overactive bladder syndrome (OABS). Methods: A randomized controlled crossover study of 40 women with OABS was performed. Patients were randomized into two groups. In group A, patients received SS and then ...
Yanagawa Bobby - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The Cox-Maze procedure (CM) for atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a high rate of sinus restoration. This study assessed the safety and efficacy of concomitant CM using an argon-based cryosurgical platform only. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively for 250 consecutive patients undergoing concomitant cryosurgical CM. We examined baseline ...
Lozano Sánchez F S - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Chronic venous disease (CVD) is a frequent disorder with a high socioeconomic impact. Little is known about the possible differences between healed ulcer (C5 group) and active ulcer (C6 group) in terms of disease severity and quality of life (QoL). Our aim was to determine the possible differences in ...
Hinterseher Irene - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the long-term quality of life (QOL) in patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) undergoing surveillance or after operative treatment. METHODS: 249 patients with AAAs completed the WHO Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF) test and Short Form (36) Health Survey (SF-36) survey: ...
Wittbrodt Piotr - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: The effects of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) on patient-centered outcome measures have not been fully described in patients with severe sepsis. We assessed health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and the occurrence of pruritus in patients with severe sepsis randomized to resuscitation with HES 130/0.42 or Ringer's acetate. METHODS: We did ...
Kim Mia - - 2013
AIM: For any surgical treatment of full thickness rectal prolapse little attention has been given to quality of life (QoL). This study prospectively evaluated continence, constipation and QoL after perineal rectosigmoidectomy for full-thickness rectal prolapse in young and elderly patients in the long term. METHOD: From May 2003 to May ...
Toeg Hadi D - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative neurocognitive deficits (POCDs) have been found to occur frequently after cardiac surgery. Although POCDs have received significant attention in the medical literature and public media, the true clinical impact of these deficits on patient outcomes and quality of life (QOL) is not well defined. METHODS: Neuropsychometric testing was ...
Turcot Katia - - 2013
The objective of this study was to investigate how gait and clinical outcomes contribute to patients' satisfaction three months following a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Seventy-eight patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and a control group of twenty-nine subjects were evaluated. The gait parameters, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index ...
de Aquino Marcello Simão - - 2013
There are increasingly more patients seeking minimally invasive procedures, which have become more effective and safer in reducing the signs of facial aging. This study included 40 female adult patients who voluntarily underwent selected minimally invasive procedures (filling with hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin injection) for facial rejuvenation. All patients ...
Kim S Y - - 2013
BACKGROUND: /st>Emergence agitation is common after nasal surgery. We investigated the effects of intraoperative dexmedetomidine infusion on emergence agitation and quality of recovery after nasal surgery in adult patients. METHODS: /st>One hundred patients undergoing nasal surgery were randomized into two groups. The dexmedetomidine group (Group D, n=50) received dexmedetomidine infusion ...
Robert Maud - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Gastric banding remains a common procedure worldwide. Improving health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has become a major goal in the treatment of patients with chronic diseases, yet there are few comprehensive data regarding the effect of gastric banding on HRQOL. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ...
Nafteux Philippe - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate baseline health-related quality of life (HRQL) factors that influence short-term outcome after oesophagectomy for cancer of the oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal junction and the effects of postoperative length of hospital stay on postoperative HRQL, as perceived by the patients themselves. METHODS: Four hundred and fifty-five patients operated on ...
Rashid Hisham - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effect of pedal arch quality on the amputation-free survival and patency rates of distal bypass grafts and its direct impact on the rate of healing and time to healing of tissue loss after direct angiosome revascularization in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). METHODS: Between ...
Bedrosian Jeffrey C - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic skull-base surgery (ESBS) is a minimal access approach to cranial base pathology; however, it significantly disrupts the intranasal mucosa and intranasal structures, the long-term effects of which are still being studied. We prospectively assessed postoperative changes in sinonasal QOL symptoms following ESBS. METHODS: Eighty-five patients were prospectively assessed ...
Carlson Josh J - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) secondary to a neurogenic pathology, including spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis, is termed neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO). Patients with NDO experience decreased quality of life and are at risk for upper urinary tract damage. Two recent trials demonstrated that onabotulinumtoxinA significantly reduced UI, improved urodynamic ...
Nguyen Jesse T - - 2013
PURPOSE: There is controversy about performing reduction mammaplasty in younger patients. Although no studies show poor surgical outcomes, a paucity of data exists on long-term outcomes and satisfaction. METHODS: A single center mixed-mode mail and telephone surveyed 203 women who underwent reduction mammaplasty for symptomatic macromastia between 1985 and 2005, ...
Castricini Roberto - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Modern semiconstrained reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) has shown a great improvement in function and range of motion (ROM) in different etiologies, including revision surgery, sequelae of fractures, or tumors. Few studies have evaluated RSA for primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis, massive rotator cuff tear, or cuff tear arthropathy excluding any other ...
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