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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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Freeman Carl R - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to report the results of arthroscopy for the treatment of adolescents and adults with hip pain cause by sequelae of Legg-Calvè-Perthes disease. METHODS: All patients undergoing hip arthroscopy were prospectively assessed with the modified Harris Hip Score at 3, 6, 12, 24, 60, ...
Harris Joshua D - - 2013
The purposes of this study were (1) to analyze long-term outcomes in patients who have undergone open or arthroscopic Bankart repair and (2) to evaluate study methodologic quality through validated tools. We performed a systematic review of Level I to IV Evidence using PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews ...
Van Ginckel Ans - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction receives much attention in orthopaedic science. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is related to increased joint fluid volumes, bone marrow edema, and cartilage biochemical and morphological changes believed to cause fragile joint conditions. These joint conditions may not be able to adequately counter the ...
Greidanus Nelson V NV Division of Lower Limb Reconstruction and Oncology, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Room 3114, 910 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4E3, Canada. - - 2013
There has been considerable interest in minimally invasive surgical (MIS) THA in recent years. The MIS anterolateral approach, or the MIS Watson-Jones approach, is a novel intermuscular abductor-sparing technique. Early reports from case series suggest the potential for superior function and reduced complications; however, the available information from clinical reports ...
Smedira Nicholas G NG Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address: - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to identify potential areas for quality improvement and cost containment. We investigated readmissions after HeartMate II left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation by characterizing their type, temporal frequency, causative factors, and resource use and survival after readmission. The HeartMate II LVAD provides enhanced survival ...
Bock Susanne - - 2013
Stapled transanal rectal resection with a new, curved, multifire stapler (Transtar procedure) has shown promising short- and midterm results for treating obstructed defecation syndrome. However, few results have been published on long-term outcome. This study aimed to investigate long-term functional results and quality of life after the Transtar procedure. This ...
Yang Zhonghua - - 2013
To compare the clinical outcomes between thulium laser transurethral enucleation of the prostate (ThuLEP) and plasmakinetic bipolar resection of the prostate (PKRP) for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a prospective randomized trial with 18 months of follow-up. The study randomized 158 consecutive patients with BPH to ThuLEP (n = 79) ...
Jancelewicz Tim - - 2013
Higher recurrence rates have been reported for thoracoscopic repair (TR) of neonatal congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) compared to open repair. Our centre initiated changes in surgical management following a quality review in order to improve outcome. A retrospective review of TR patients from 2000 to 2011 at a single institution ...
Rahman Wael A WA Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Room 3114, 910 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 4E3, - - 2013
A number of reconstructive procedures are available for the management of hip osteoarthritis. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty is now an accepted procedure, with implant survivorship comparable to THA at up to 10 years' followup in certain series. Most reports focus on implant survivorship, surgeon-derived results, or complications. Fewer data pertain to patient-reported ...
Hull Tracy - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: Limited data have been published regarding the long-term results of sacral nerve stimulation, or sacral neuromodulation, for severe fecal incontinence. OBJECTIVES:: The aim was to assess the outcome of sacral nerve stimulation with the use of precise tools and data collection, focusing on the long-term durability of the therapy. ...
Chen Jia-Quan - - 2013
Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is an improved method to treat varicose great saphenous veins (GSV) with a high satisfactory rate. This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency and safety of treatment by EVLA procedures with ultrasound-guided perivenous tumescence. Thirty-one patients (31 limbs) with symptomatic varicose vein primary to chronic venous ...
Hardt J - - 2013
PURPOSE: There is ample evidence of the benefits of clinical pathways (CPs), but this study is the first to investigate the potential additional benefits of a CP for rectal resections in a setting with an already established policy of enhanced postoperative recovery. METHODS: We compared 36 patients who underwent rectal ...
Delong Jessica - - 2013
To report patients' perceptions of urethral reconstruction outcomes by comparing the results from preoperative and postoperative symptom questionnaires and to propose a standardized method of follow-up that includes patient satisfaction questionnaires and objective cystoscopic evaluation to facilitate comparison of different urethral reconstructive techniques and outcomes among surgeons and institutions. Data ...
Nazarko Linda - - 2013
When a catheter is inserted as a comfort measure at the end of life, it is important to ensure that the patient receives a catheter of the correct size, length and material. This will minimise trauma, reduce catheter changes and improve quality of life.
Belsante Michael - - 2013
Use of robotic mesh sacrocolpopexy (RMS) has increased for management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). We present our experience with mid term follow up. A retrospective chart review of consecutive patients who had RMS was performed. Patients underwent history and physical exam including POP-Q classification. In cases of bladder involvement ...
Ploenes Till - - 2013
Background: The effect of pleurectomy/decortication or extrapleural pleuropneumonectomy on pulmonary function has not yet been evaluated. The aim of this study was to determine the parameters of pulmonary function before and after pleurectomy/decortication or extrapleural pleuropneumonectomy. Methods: We conducted a review of 48 patients with unilateral malignant pleural mesothelioma who ...
Chung Jae Hoon - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the effect of hyaluronic acid (HA) and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) instillation after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) on preventing urethral stricture. Patients and Methods: A total of 180 patients underwent TURP for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Recruited patients were randomly divided into two groups: Groups A and ...
Pisco Joao Martins - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the short- and medium-term results of prostatic arterial embolisation (PAE) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS: This was a prospective non-randomised study including 255 patients diagnosed with BPH and moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms after failure of medical treatment for at least 6 months. The patients ...
Barbier Louise - - 2013
BACKGROUND: The aim was to assess the outcome of a total pancreatectomy (TP). METHODS: From 1993 to 2010, 56 patients underwent an elective TP for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasia (n = 42), endocrine tumours (n = 6), adenocarcinoma (n = 5), metastases (n = 2) and chronic pancreatitis (n = ...
Nesseler Nicolas - - 2013
PURPOSE: In septic shock, short-term outcomes are frequently reported, while long-term outcomes are not. The aim of this study was to evaluate mortality and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in survivors 6 months after an episode of septic shock. METHODS: This single-centre observational study was conducted in an intensive care unit ...
Liu Ranlu R Tianjin Institute of Urology and Department of Urology, Second Hospital, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, - - 2013
Many localized PCa patients with preexisting LUTS are considered poor candidates for seed implants because of the greater risk of postoperative urinary morbidity. We report our department's experience with performing deferred LTURP 6 months after iodine-125 seed implantation to treat localized PCa patients with LUTS. Of 225 men undergoing prostate ...
Welter Stefan - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary metastasectomy has gained the status of a standard treatment for oligometastases of various primaries. Given that the consequences for quality of life (QoL) remain unclear, we initiated this study to characterize the therapy-induced effects of pulmonary metastasectomy on QoL. METHODS: From 2008 to 2010, patients scheduled for metastasectomy ...
Ruys Titia P E - - 2013
AIM.: The study aims to describe the long-term cardiological and psychological results of our first surgical cohort of arterial switch operation (ASO) patients and compare the results with our earlier series of Mustard patients. METHODS.: Twenty-four survivors of ASO operated in our center (1985-1990) were evaluated by electrocardiography, echocardiography, magnetic ...
Bingener Juliane J Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2013
Traditional metrics of postoperative outcomes (morbidity and mortality) are not useful to compare minimally invasive procedures with each other. Patient reported outcomes, such as quality of life (QOL) scores, offer an alternative approach. Compared with a large body of data in cancer treatment, the responsiveness of these instruments for minimally ...
Mújica Mota Rubén Ernesto - - 2013
To assess the cost-effectiveness of early primary total hip replacement (THR) for functionally independent older adult patients with osteoarthritis (OA) versus 1) nonsurgical therapy followed by THR once the patient has progressed to a functionally dependent state ("delayed THR") and 2) nonsurgical therapy alone ('medical therapy'), from the Italian National ...
Choi Ja Sung - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Same-day bidirectional endoscopy is commonly performed in clinical practice. However, the optimal sequence of procedures for same-day bidirectional endoscopy has not been established. The purpose of this study was to compare colonoscopy performance and quality between patients who underwent colonoscopy before or after esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). METHODS: A total of ...
Li Xuemei - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: Urine leakage is a common complication in patients with bladder cancer after radical cystectomy and neobladder reconstruction. OBJECTIVE:: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical value of the use of urostomy bags in the management of urine leakage in patients with bladder cancer after radical cystectomy. ...
Dickmann Anna - - 2013
PURPOSE: To evaluate the change in sensory status and quality-of-life measures in adults with long-standing childhood-onset constant strabismus. METHODS: Consecutive patients with childhood-onset, long-term constant strabismus were enrolled. Sensory status was examined with Bagolini striated glasses test and Worth 4-dot test. Stereopsis was tested with the Lang and TNO stereopsis ...
Maggiori L - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy for rectal prolapse combines the advantages of a minimally invasive approach with the low recurrence rate observed after abdominal procedures. To date, only a few long-term functional studies and no quality of life assessment are available. The aim of this study was to assess long-term functional ...
Song Liqiang - - 2013
Purpose:This article describes the Self-Expanding Endobronchial Occluder (SEEO) as utilized in Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction (BLVR) with a 36 month follow-up procedure.Methods:23 Patients with severe emphysema were recruited and underwent flexible bronchoscopic placement of the SEEOs. Outcomes were assessed at 1 week, 1-month, 3-, 6-, 12-, 24- and 36-month intervals ...
Temizkan Veysel V Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. - - 2013
In this study, cardiac surgery with minimally invasive reversed C sternotomy was compared with conventional sternotomy in patients undergoing valve replacement or septal defect repair. In this prospective randomized study, 35 patients were assigned into one of two groups for elective cardiac surgery under general anesthesia: Group A (reversed C ...
Davies Andrew - - 2013
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the long-term cost-effectiveness of 12-months treatment with prasugrel versus clopidogrel from four European healthcare systems' perspectives (Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Turkey). Methods: In the TRITON-TIMI 38 trial, patients with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were treated with prasugrel or clopidogrel. ...
Qiu Shan Shan - - 2013
ABSTRACT: This study aimed to analyze the differences in quality of life (QOL) in head and neck stage IV squamous cell cancer patients treated with surgery and reconstruction versus radical radiotherapy.The QOL was analyzed in 2 groups of patients. All patients had the same demographic and oncologic features but were ...
Nordby Tom - - 2013
To prospectively record the clinical consequences of R1 resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma compared to patients with locally advanced tumours not undergoing surgery. Surgery is the only potentially curative treatment of pancreatic cancer, and postoperative safety is increasing. The rate of R1 resections might also increase unintentionally as surgical procedures with ...
Sardella Andrea - - 2013
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition most common in middle-aged and elderly women, with prevalence rates in the general population ranging from 0.5% to 5%. Defined by the International Headache Society as "an intraoral burning sensation for which no medical or dental cause can be found," BMS is ...
Hassan C - - 2013
Background and aim: This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It addresses the choice amongst regimens available for cleansing the colon in preparation for colonoscopy. Methods: This Guideline is based on a targeted literature search to evaluate the evidence supporting the use of ...
Cai Tommaso - - 2013
Background: The therapeutic efficacy of CP/CPPS is not very satisfactory and the impact on young male's quality of life is considerable. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the efficacy of pollen extract associated with vitamins (DEPROX 500®) in order to improve the quality of life of young ...
Vandenberghe Nadia - - 2013
BACKGROUND:This study aimed to assess factors which predict good tolerance of noninvasive ventilation (NIV), in order to improve survival and quality of life in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients.METHODS:We conducted a prospective study on ALS patients requiring NIV. The study's primary endpoint was NIV tolerance at one month. Patients, several ...
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