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Landry Gregory J GJ Division of Vascular Surgery, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore. Electronic address: - - 2014
Outcomes of revascularization for critical limb ischemia (CLI) have historically been patency, limb salvage, and survival. Functional status and quality of life have not been well described. This study used functional and quality of life assessments to measure patient-centered outcomes after revascularization for CLI. The study observed 18 patients (age, ...
Forlee Martin M Dr Matley and Partners, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Surgery, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South - - 2014
This study investigated the performance of a new gelling fibre dressing containing silver (DURAFIBER™ Ag; Smith & Nephew, Hull, UK) in moderate to highly exuding venous leg ulcers with one or more clinical signs of infection. Fourteen patients with venous leg ulceration of median ulcer duration 12·5 weeks, recruited from three ...
Klimczak Artur A Department of Electrocardiology, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to ascertain whether individual atrioventricular delay (AVD) optimization using impedance cardiography (ICG) offers beneficial hemodynamic effects as well as improved exercise tolerance and quality of life in patients with requiring constant right ventricular pacing. There were 37 patients with advanced AV block included in ...
Madhu Chendrimada C Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB, UK, - - 2014
Variations exist in urogynaecological practice to decide on hysterectomy in managing prolapse. This study evaluates the outcomes of uterine preservation during anterior colporrhaphy with apparent uterine descent with cervical traction under anaesthesia. We hypothesize that cervical traction should not be used to assess uterine prolapse. Thirty-five women opting for surgery ...
Wallis Jason A JA School of Allied Health, La Trobe University , Melbourne , Australia - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To determine if a pre-operative group rehabilitation programme can improve arthritis self-efficacy for people with severe hip and knee osteoarthritis. Method: Single group, repeated measures design: 4-week baseline phase followed by a 6-week intervention phase of water exercise, and education with self-management strategies. The primary outcome was arthritis ...
Mohtadi Nicholas G H NG University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada. E-mail address for N.G.H. Mohtadi: - - 2014
The literature comparing open and arthroscopic repair for glenohumeral instability is conflicting. We performed a prospective, expertise-based, randomized clinical trial to compare open shoulder stabilization with arthroscopic shoulder stabilization by measuring quality-of-life outcomes and recurrence rates at two years among patients treated for traumatic anterior shoulder instability. Computer-generated, variable-block-size, concealed ...
Micu Mihaela C MC Division of Rheumatology, Department of Rehabilitation II, Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital, Assisted Reproduction Department, Gynecology I Clinic, Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, Iuliu HaĊ˘ieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and National Center of Pregnancy and Rheumatic Disease, Department of Rheumatology, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim and Sörlandet Sykehus, Kristiansand, - - 2014
Objective. The aim of this study was to study the influence of active disease status and TNF-α antagonists on sperm quality in a group of AS patients.Methods. Twenty-three active AS patients and 42 controls were recruited. Patients' sperm samples were analysed at baseline (previous to) and at 3-6 months after ...
Wu Keliang K Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Provincial Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, 250021, - - 2014
To evaluate the relationship between day 3 embryo quality and nucleus spreading rate/signal resolution rate in Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) during the PGD procedure. This study was a retrospective data analysis. 367 day-3 embryos were classified based on morphological scoring: grade 1 to grade 4 were defined from worse ...
Dale Christopher R CR University of Washington, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Snoqualmie, Washington, United States ; - - 2014
Purpose: Introduction of sedation protocols has been associated with improved patient outcomes. It is not known if an update to an existing high quality sedation protocol, featuring increased patient assessment and reduced benzodiazepine exposure is associated with improved patient Process and Outcome quality metrics. Methods: Observational before (n = 703) ...
Robinett Zachary N ZN Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, - - 2014
To compare long-term quality-of-life outcomes in vestibular schwannoma patients managed with observation, microsurgery, or stereotactic radiation. ross-sectional survey with retrospective chart review. Tertiary care center. The Penn Acoustic Neuroma Quality of Life (PANQOL) survey was mailed to 600 patients treated for vestibular schwannoma. Patients were separated by treatment and subsequently ...
Grzymala-Lubanski Bartosz B Internal medicine, Sundsvall Hospital, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
Every year about 2500 patients in Sweden undergo surgery due to heart valve disease. A mechanical heart valve prosthesis causes risk of thromboembolic stroke or thrombus formation in the valve while anticoagulant treatment increases the risk of bleeding. Treatment quality with warfarin is crucial for patients with mechanical valve prostheses. ...
Cantone Elena E Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive and Odontostomatologic Science, ENT Unit, "Federico II" University, Naples, Italy; Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, "Federico II" University, Naples, - - 2014
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) has become the treatment of choice for patients with medically resistant chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and nasal polyps. Despite the consolidated use of different treatments, the postoperative period is often very painful and uncomfortable, especially during the first month. Although evidence on the effectiveness of sodium ...
Lewis Christa C From the *Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, NJ; and †College of Science and Mathematics, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, - - 2014
This study aimed to determine bowel function changes 12 months after robotic sacrocolpopexy. We performed a single-center prospective cohort study evaluating bowel function 12 months after robotic sacrocolpopexy between 2007 and 2011. Bowel function symptoms were measured by the Colorectal-Anal Distress Inventory, Short Form 8 (CRADI-8). Specific impacts on quality ...
Penttinen Heidi H Department of Oncology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, P.O.Box 180, 00029 HUS, Finland. - - 2014
Aim: To investigate whether the negative quality of life result of a large randomized exercise intervention study (BREX) was due to considerable spontaneous recovery after adjuvant treatments. The change in QoL was studied in the control patients of the BREX study (Group 1) and a group of similar follow-up patients ...
Ghazaly Mohamed M Royal Free Hospital Trust and Royal Free, University College School of Medicine, London, United - - 2014
Background-Conventional orthotopic liver transplant includes resection of the recipient's native liver, together with the retrohepatic inferior vena cava, whereas with the piggyback technique, the recipient's vena cava is preserved and the donor's vena cava is anastomosed with the recipient's hepatic veins. So the caval flow is maintained during explantation, but ...
Yeung Joyce J Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, B9 5SS; University of Birmingham, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Birmingham B15 - - 2014
Minimising interruptions in chest compressions is associated with improved survival from cardiac arrest. Current in-hospital guidelines recommend continuous chest compressions after the airway is secured on the premise that this will reduce no flow time. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of advanced airway use on ...
Ruiz Carmona M Dolores MD Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital de Sagunto, Valencia, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study is to report our experience with sacral nerve stimulation for the treatment of severe faecal incontinence after the first 10 years with this technique. Between 2001 and 2011, 49 patients with severe faecal incontinence underwent sacral nerve stimulation. Anorectal manometry, endoanal ultrasound and pudendal nerve ...
Valle M Frances MF School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature on the benefits and harms of advanced wound dressings on wound healing, mortality, quality of life, pain, condition of the wound bed, and adverse events for patients with chronic venous leg ulcers as compared with treatment with compression alone. ...
Brown Anna A Palliative Care, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, - - 2014
Recurrent malignant ascites poses a significant burden to oncology patients approaching the final phase of life. This is, in part, due to recurrent hospital admissions for intermittent paracentesis. In March 2012, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence approved the insertion of indwelling, long-term, peritoneal drains for recurrent malignant ascites. Guidance ...
Efthimiadis Georgios K GK Cardiomyopathies Center, First Cardiology Department, AHEPA University Hospital, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, - - 2014
Surgical septal myectomy is thought to be the gold standard of treatment for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) with obstruction symptoms refractory to optimal medical therapy. In Europe, during the last 2 decades, myectomy has been set aside, while alcohol septal ablation has been widely promoted. In this paper, we analyze ...
Tollens Tim T Department of General and Abdominal Surgery Imelda Hospital Bonheiden, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to show the short- and long-term results of a lightweight self-adhering mesh, Adhesix®. Between February 2011 and April 2013, we prospectively collected data of 100 consecutive patients who underwent incisional or inguinal hernia repair. Mean follow-up time was 23 months (range 7-33 months). Mean ...
Wolosker Nelson N Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
Objective : Our aim was to analyze the effectiveness of oxybutynin for hyperhidrosis treatment in patients over 40 years. Methods : Eighty-seven patients aged over 40 years were divided into two groups. One group consisted of 48 (55.2%) patients aged between 40 and 49 years, and another was composed of ...
Lamblin G G Department of Obstetrics and Urogynecology, Femme Mère Enfant University Hospital, 59 Boulevard Pinel, 69677, Bron, France, - - 2014
Our aim was to compare anatomical and functional outcome between vaginal colposuspension and transvaginal mesh. This was a prospective randomized controlled trial in a teaching hospital. Sixty-eight women with stage ≥3 anterior vaginal wall prolapse according to the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) system were assessed, randomized, and analyzed. Patients ...
Tollens Tim T Department of General and Abdominal Surgery Imelda Hospital Bonheiden, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to show the short- and long-term results of a lightweight self-adhering mesh, Adhesix®. Between February 2011 and April 2013, we prospectively collected data of 100 consecutive patients who underwent incisional or inguinal hernia repair. Mean follow-up time was 23 months (range 7-33 months). Mean ...
Jean-Baptiste Elixène E University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, Graduate School of Medicine, Nice, France; Department of Vascular Surgery, Saint Roch Hospital, CHU de Nice, Nice, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to analyze the pelvic ischemic complications and their impact on quality of life after interventional occlusion of the hypogastric artery (IOHA) in patients undergoing endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). Between January 2004 and April 2012, 638 consecutive patients with aortoiliac aneurysm treated by EVAR were ...
Opondo Dedan D Stellenbosch University, Urology, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa ; - - 2014
Background and Purpose: There exist no global standards for defining patient outcomes in renal stone surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of reporting of outcomes in studies investigating PCNL and to propose standardized consensus definitions for common outcomes. Methods: We performed literature search in PubMed ...
Li Qian Q Department of Anesthesiology and Translational Neuroscience Center, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, - - 2014
Recovery time and quality after general anaesthesia is important for patient safety. This study aimed to determine whether intravenous lipid emulsion could improve recovery profiles from isoflurane anaesthesia in adult patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Sixty-six patients were enrolled. After anaesthesia induction, inspired isoflurane concentration was adjusted to maintain stable vital ...
Dignan F L FL 1] St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK [2] Section of Haemato-oncology, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, UK [3] University College London, Cancer Institute, London, - - 2014
There are few prospective studies evaluating the role of extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) in chronic GVHD (cGVHD) and only occasional reports of the effect of ECP on patients' quality of life (QoL). We report a single-centre prospective study of patients undergoing fortnightly ECP for moderate or severe cGVHD. Response was assessed ...
Thoma Achilleas A 1.Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada 2.Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada 3.Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada 4.Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. 5Offord Centre for Child Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, - - 2014
The present study was undertaken to assess the Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with Dupuytren's disease who undergo palmar fasciectomy. A prospective cohort of patients with Dupuytren's Disease undergoing palmar and/or digital fasciectomy was recruited from the practice of three plastic surgeons in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. After ...
Chan Siu Ling - - 2014
It has been proposed that in-brace correction is the best guideline for prediction of the results of brace treatment for patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). However, bracing may be a stressful experience for patients and bracing non-compliance could be psychologically related. The purpose of this study was to assess ...
Koyama Motoi M Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Aomori, Japan, - - 2014
Intersphincteric resection (ISR) is an alternative to abdominoperineal resection (APR) for super-low rectal cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term curability after ISR over an average 6-year observational period, to compare the postoperative functional outcomes for ISR with those for low anterior resection (LAR), and to ...
Ribaric G G Clinical and Medical Affairs, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (Europe) GmbH, European Surgical Institute, Norderstedt/Hamburg, Germany, - - 2014
Stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) in patients with obstructive defecation syndrome (ODS) is limited by the capacity of the circular stapler used. This prospective cohort study was conducted to assess real-world clinical outcomes of STARR with the new CONTOUR® TRANSTAR™ device, shortly named TRANSTAR, at 12 months postoperatively. From January 2009 ...
Timek Tomasz A TA Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Meijer Heart and Vascular Institute at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, Mich. Electronic address: - - 2014
Reductive ring annuloplasty represents the current standard surgical therapy for ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR); however, the clinical results have been suboptimal. Etiology-specific prostheses such as the GeoForm annuloplasty ring have been designed to better address the annular and subvalvular perturbations associated with IMR. However, clinical experience is limited, and mid-term ...
Zeller Thomas - - 2014
The effectiveness and durability of endovascular revascularization therapies for chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI) are challenged by the extensive burden of infrapopliteal arterial disease and lesion-related characteristics (e.g., severe calcification, chronic total occlusions), which frequently result in poor clinical outcomes. While infrapopliteal vessel patency directly affects pain relief and wound ...
Arazpour Mokhtar M 1Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Islamic Republic of - - 2014
Background:The use of a finger prosthesis following finger amputation is a common approach that is linked to many factors.Objectives:The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a new method of suspension on quality of life, satisfaction, and suspension in these patients.Study design:Quasi-experimental.Method:A total of 24 patients with ...
Hatt Sarah R SR Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
To report change in strabismus-specific health-related quality of life (HRQOL) following treatment with prism. Retrospective cross-sectional study METHODS: Thirty-four patients with diplopia (median age 63, range 14 to 84 years) completed the Adult Strabismus-20 questionnaire (100 to 0, best to worst HRQOL) and a diplopia questionnaire in a clinical practice ...
Netsch C C Department of Urology, Asklepios Hospital Barmbek, Rübenkamp 220, 22291, Hamburg, Germany, - - 2014
To evaluate Thulium VapoEnucleation of the prostate (ThuVEP) for patients with symptomatic benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) with long-term follow-up. A prospective analysis of 124 patients who underwent ThuVEP between January 2007 and July 2008 at our institution was done. ThuVEP was carried out using the 70-Watt 2-μm continuous wave Tm:YAG ...
Neuvonen Perttu P 1 Department of Surgery, Central Hospital of Seinäjoki , Seinäjoki, Finland - - 2014
Abstract Background: The lack of correlation between the symptomatic outcome after fundoplication and the results of objective measurements has been demonstrated. Therefore, subjective tools are needed to measure the outcomes of the treatment. Long-term results concerning health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) performed in a community-based ...
Adamina M M Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Department of Surgery, St. Gallen, Switzerland; Women's College Hospital, Department of Surgery, Toronto, Canada; Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Surgery, Toronto, Canada; St Michael's Hospital, Department of Surgery, Toronto, - - 2014
Curing complex anal fistula without compromising continence can be extremely challenging. This study investigated the healing rate, continence, and quality of life of a bioprosthetic plug in the treatment of complex anal fistula of cryptoglandular origin. Consecutive patients were prospectively followed in 4 referral centres. Following seton conditioning, a bioprosthetic ...
Miura Takashi T Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nagasaki University Hospital, 1-7-1 Sakamoto, Nagasaki, Nagasaki, 852-8501, Japan, - - 2014
At our institutions, mitral valve vegetation with a high risk for embolism is surgically treated as soon as possible to maintain the quality of life of patients, and valve repair has been actively performed. We reviewed the surgical outcome for active mitral infective endocarditis (AMIE) following this treatment policy. Fifty-seven ...
Birch Sara S Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Herning Regional Hospital, - - 2014
Only few studies have described patients' health-related quality of life (QoL) after periacetabular osteotomy (PAO). Thus, there is a lack of data on the self-assessed outcome of patients operated with PAO, and none of the existing studies correlate the results from Medical Outcomes Short Form-36 questionnaire (SF-36) with the radiological ...
Lorenzo María-José MJ 1Department of Pneumology, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia, - - 2014
Background:Malignant pleural effusion is a clinical problem that impairs Quality of Life in patients with advanced malignancies. An indwelling pleural catheter is an alternative treatment to palliate some of the symptoms.Aim:To evaluate the Quality of Life of outpatients with malignant pleural effusion who were treated with an indwelling pleural catheter. ...
Gronnier C C Department of Digestive and Oncological Surgery, University Hospital Claude Huriez, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire, Place de Verdun, 59037, Lille cedex, France, - - 2014
Day-case laparoscopic Nissen-Rossetti fundoplication (LF) has been demonstrated to be safe in small, prospective cohorts. The purpose of the study was to compare postoperative course, functional results, quality of life, and healthcare costs in patients undergoing LF in a day-case surgical unit with same-day discharge and patients undergoing LF as ...
Kitagami Hidehiko H Division of Endoscopic Surgery, Kariya Toyota General Hospital, 5-15 Sumiyoshi-cho, Kariya, Aichi, 448-8505, Japan, - - 2014
Various methods of reconstruction after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) have been developed and published, whereas only a limited number of reports are available on the utility of the delta-shaped anastomosis (Delta). This study compared Delta and Roux-en-Y anastomoses (RY), with the aim to clarify the utility of Delta. Stage 1 ...
Li Zhi-Jun ZJ Department of Orthopedics, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin, 300054, People's Republic of China, - - 2014
Fibrin sealant (FS) comprises a mixture of fibrinogen and thrombin that controls bleeding, reduces blood transfusions, improves tissue healing and shortens postoperative recovery time after various surgical procedures. However, no single study has been large enough to definitively determine whether fibrin sealant is safe and effective. We report a meta-analysis ...
Testa A A Victor Babes, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania - - - 2014
Background: In the immediate postoperative period surgical breast cancer patients can face many problems including functional limitation of the shoulder, edema, pain and depression. Although those symptoms can alleviate during the stages of the therapeutic route, most of the time concur significantly to the everyday life discomforts decreasing sharply the ...
van den Bergh Roderick C N RC Department of Urology, University Medical Center Utrecht , Utrecht , The - - 2014
Abstract Objective.The aim of this study was to determine whether deferred radical therapy for low-risk prostate cancer has an additionally unfavourable effect on quality of life (QoL). Substantial numbers of patients on active surveillance (AS) are eventually treated. Material and methods. Prostate cancer patients treated with robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) ...
Sambrook Am A Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay, Lancaster, - - 2014
To compare long-term outcomes following microwave endometrial ablation (MEA™) and thermal balloon ablation (TBall). Follow up of a prospective, double-blind randomised controlled trial at 5 years. A teaching hospital in the UK. A total of 320 women eligible for and requesting endometrial ablation. Eligible women were randomised in a 1:1 ratio ...
Ding Ran R *Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy Of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College †Department of Orthorpaedic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College - - 2014
Retrospective case control study. To assess patient quality of life with different fusion levels in posterior pedicle screw correction of idiopathic scoliosis. No previous study has been demonstrated differences of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) between patients fused to L3 versus L4. A retrospective study was conducted on 30 scoliotic ...
Ortiz Ana C AC Department of Surgery/ Discipline of Anesthesiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Rua Napoleão de Barros 715 - 5th floor, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, - - 2014
Ambulatory or outpatient anaesthesia is performed in patients who are discharged on the same day as their surgery. Perioperative complications such as postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), postoperative behavioural disturbances and cardiorespiratory complications should be minimized in ambulatory anaesthesia. The choice of anaesthetic agents and techniques can influence the occurrence ...
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