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Kwon Se Yun SY Departments of - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Urinary incontinence has a significant impact on the quality of life after radical prostatectomy. This study aimed to determine whether preserving the endopelvic fascia influences subsequent urinary incontinence. Material and methods. Consecutive patients (n = 138) who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) for prostate cancer between October ...
Schreuder S M SM Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
This study was designed to summarize the evidence on clinical outcomes and complications of prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We searched Medline and Embase for PAE trials of patients with BPH upto November 2013. Two reviewers independently checked the inclusion and exclusion criteria and ...
Bukvic Branka R BR Institute for Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Visegradska 26, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia, - - 2014
A quality of life (QoL) assessment is considered an important outcome measure in the treatment of benign thyroid diseases. The aims of this study were to analyze the impact of different surgical treatments on QoL in patients with benign thyroid diseases and to evaluate factors correlating with the QoL outcomes. ...
Westhovens Rene R Department of Development and Regeneration, Neuro-musculo-skeletal Research Unit, KU Leuven, Belgium. - - 2014
To assess the safety and efficacy of intravenous (IV) abatacept plus methotrexate (MTX) over 7 years, the longest observational period to date, in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and an inadequate response to MTX. Patients randomised to IV abatacept (10 or 2 mg/kg) or placebo, plus MTX, during the ...
Smith Paul P PP Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham, United - - 2014
To estimate the effectiveness of office-based bipolar radiofrequency ablation compared with thermal balloon ablation of the endometrium for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding at 5-year follow-up. A single blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in an office hysteroscopy clinic in a university teaching hospital. A total of 81 women ...
Frank Rachel M RM Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study aimed to systematically review the clinical outcomes and recurrence rates after arthroscopic anterior shoulder stabilization in the beach chair (BC) and lateral decubitus (LD) positions. The authors performed a systematic review of multiple medical databases using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. All English-language ...
Owoicho Adogwa Mph M Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, - - 2014
Single cohort study of patients undergoing revision fusion for lumbar pseudoarthrosis OBJECTIVE:: To assess the two-year comprehensive costs of revision arthrodesis for lumbar pseudoarthrosis at our institution and determine the associated cost per quality adjusted life year gained in this patient population SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: The proportion of lumbar ...
Mambelli Emanuele E Nefrologia Dialisi e Ipertensione, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, - - 2014
Background: Central venous catheter (CVC) preparation for a haemodialysis (HD) session is a critical non-standardized manoeuvre. Methods: We compared the procedure in use at our centre (C) versus the use of Haemocatch® (H), a device recently presented for the management of CVC, in 12 patients, with C during 7 dialysis ...
Seghers A C AC National Skin Centre, - - 2014
Chronic recalcitrant ulcers are associated with severe morbidity, and there are few effective treatment options available. Living skin substitutes are an important form of adjuvant therapy to enhance healing of such wounds. We investigated a novel, simplified, noncultured, autologous, cell grafting procedure, using a six-well plate technique, to treat chronic ...
von Roth Philipp - - 2014
Bone stock-preserving short stem prostheses have gained importance in total hip arthroplasty (THA) with the use of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Because of their metaphyseal fixation and their dependency on the calcar radius, it is unknown whether the femoral offset can be reproduced with the same accuracy following short stem ...
Savastano V V Department of Pediatrics, and Organi di Senso Department; "Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy. - - 2014
Sinonasal disease (SND) is a common finding in subjects with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Even though it does not play a key role in the life expectancy of these patients, it increases the morbidity rate of CF, with deterioration of the quality of life and of general health status. The aim ...
Waterhouse Jennifer J Jennifer Waterhouse is Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, and Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 165 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29425 (jeb71@musc.edu). Varsha Bandisode is Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and Director, Pediatric Cardiac Cath Lab, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Debra Brandon is Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina. Meredith Olson was Registered Nurse, Pediatric Cardiology Department, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, at the time this article was prepared; she is now Registered Nurse, The Charleston Ear, Nose, Throat Surgical Center, Charleston, South Carolina. Sharron L. Docherty is Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North - - 2014
This project evaluated the implementation of use of the StatLock stabilization device (Bard Access Systems, Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah) for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in pediatric cardiology patients. The aim was to implement the use of the StatLock device and evaluate its effects on the following 4 outcomes: ...
Kelekis Alexios A Second Radiology Department, University General Hospital "ATTIKON," Athens, Greece; and Geneva Imaging Center, Geneva, - - 2014
Transforaminal infiltrations in the cervical spine are governed by a higher rate of vascular puncture than in the lumbar spine. The purpose of our study is to assess the safety and efficacy of percutaneous, fluoroscopically guided nerve root infiltrations in cases of cervical radiculopathy. An indirect postero-lateral approach was performed ...
Darcy Ann Marie AM Ann Marie Darcy, BSN, RN, Clinical Educator, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Gina A. Murphy, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Susan DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, Nurse Scientist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, and Associate Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, - - 2014
The average length of stay for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery at a large teaching hospital is 3 days. This requires a comprehensive discharge education plan. The purpose of this prospective quality improvement project was to evaluate patients' understanding of postoperative care at home, screen for postoperative complications, and ...
Kim Eun Sun ES Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Coffee enemas are believed to cause dilatation of bile ducts and excretion of bile through the colon wall. Proponents of coffee enemas claim that the cafestol palmitate in coffee enhances the activity of glutathione S-transferase, an enzyme that stimulates bile excretion. During video capsule endoscopy (VCE), excreted bile is one ...
Mehmood Rao K RK Department of Surgery, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Rhyl, North Wales, LL18 5UJ, UK, - - 2014
Short term morbidity, functional outcome, recurrence and quality of life outcomes after robotic assisted ventral mesh rectopexy (RVMR) and laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) were compared. This study includes 51 consecutive patients having operations for external rectal prolapse (ERP) in a tertiary centre between October 2009 and December 2012. Of ...
Lachanas Vasileios A VA Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital of Larissa, Viopolis, PO Box 1425, 41110, Larissa, Greece, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to assess the impact of perioperative dexamethasone on post-thyroidectomy voice outcomes. This study is a retrospective review of prospectively collected data in a tertiary referral center. This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on adult patients undergoing total thyroidectomy. Exclusion criteria were: ...
Zhao Hua H Department of Spine Surgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, 250012, - - 2014
Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) was developed to treat cervical degenerated disc diseases with the advantages of preserving the kinematics of the functional spinal unit. However, the safety and reliability of multi-level CDA are still controverted when comparing to the single-level CDA. It has shown unclear benefits in terms of clinical ...
Walker Tilman T Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Schlierbacher Landstrasse 200a, 69118, Heidelberg, - - 2014
As the indication for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) in recent years has been extended to young and more active patients, the expectations concerning the postoperative level of activity are high. The aim of the following study was to survey the activity level and the health-related quality of life of patients ...
Fassov Janne - - 2014
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is among the most common gastrointestinal disorders worldwide. In selected patients with severe diarrhoea-predominant or mixed IBS subtypes sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) alleviates IBS-specific symptoms and improves quality of life. The mode of action, however, remains unknown. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of ...
Kim Yong Gil YG Department of Internal Medicine, Institute for Digestive Research, Digestive Disease Center, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine , Gumi , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Few data are available on the influence of a colonoscope length for trainees, which could affect both the duration of training and colonoscopy quality. We conducted this study to validate which scope needs more duration for training to reach technical competence and to shows better quality indicators during ...
Chao Li-Fen LF Department of Nursing, Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion Research Center, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan, - - 2014
Studies have shown that having breast reconstruction has a positive influence on patient satisfaction and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) at the conclusion of treatment. However, no study has critically evaluated changes to these patient-reported outcomes during the process of undergoing breast reconstruction. This study was to prospectively evaluate changes ...
Louie Brian E BE Division of Thoracic Surgery, Swedish Cancer Institute and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Electronic address: - - 2014
In 2012 the United States Food and Drug Administration approved implantation of a magnetic sphincter to augment the native reflux barrier based on single-series data. We sought to compare our initial experience with magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) with laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF). A retrospective case-control study was performed of consecutive ...
Aghayev Emin E Institute for Evaluative Research in Medicine, Stauffacherstrasse 78, 3014, Bern, Switzerland, - - 2014
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health demanded a nationwide HTA registry for lumbar total disc arthroplasty (TDA), to decide about its reimbursement. The goal of the SWISS spine registry is to generate evidence about the safety and efficiency of lumbar TDA. Two hundred forty-eight cases treated between 3-2005 and ...
Bager Palle P Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital , Aarhus C , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Nonvariceal acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) is often associated with significant blood loss and anemia. Both the bleeding episode itself and the subsequent anemia are likely to significantly impact a patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Treating the anemia is essential to increase the hemoglobin levels. The HRQoL ...
Lane Tristan R A TR *Academic Section of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College London †Vascular Department, Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, Lancashire; and ‡London Vascular Clinic, London, - - 2014
A randomized clinical trial assessing the difference in quality of life and clinical outcomes between delayed and simultaneous phlebectomies in the context of endovenous truncal vein ablation BACKGROUND:: Endovenous ablation has replaced open surgery as the treatment of choice for truncal varicose veins. Timing of varicosity treatment is controversial with ...
Broome Charles B CB El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group, 1700 Murchison Drive, El Paso, TX, 79902, USA, - - 2014
The incidence of total joint arthroplasty is rapidly increasing. As costs are rising as well, orthopaedic surgeons are now being called on to demonstrate the value of our procedures. We recently evaluated a new technique of local injection in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) as a potential means to improve quality ...
Hamdan Abdul-Latif AL Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effect of weight loss on voice. Prospective study. A total of 15 subjects undergoing bariatric surgery were investigated. Six subjects were lost to follow-up, and nine subjects were evaluated preoperatively and 3-6 months postoperatively. The evaluation included a questionnaire on voice quality filled by the patient, laryngeal examination, ...
Pariser Joseph J JJ University of Chicago, Section of Urology, Chicago, Illinois, United States ; - - 2014
Introduction: The thulium laser was introduced in 2005 for treatment of BPH. Enucleation studies from outside North America show comparable efficacy and lower morbidity to transurethral resection of the prostate. Very few studies exist describing outcomes of vaporization, the most commonly used technique for urologists. We present our three-month outcomes ...
Pirayesh Ali A Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Center, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, - - 2014
Glycerol preserved acellular dermis (Glyaderm(®)) consists of collagen and elastin fibers and is the first non-profit dermal substitute derived from glycerol-preserved, human allogeneic skin. It is indicated for bi-layered skin reconstruction of full thickness wounds. A protocol for clinical application and optimal interval before autografting with split thickness skin graft ...
Mohtadi Nicholas G NG University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, Department of Surgery, Faculties of Kinesiology and Medicine Calgary, AB, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Radiofrequency technology for shoulder instability was rapidly adopted despite limited clinical evidence and a poor understanding of its indications. Reports of serious adverse events followed, leading to its abandonment. This paper presents findings from a multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of electrothermal arthroscopic capsulorrhaphy (ETAC) compared ...
Saito Norio N Department of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan, - - 2014
As an anus-preserving surgery for very low rectal cancer, intersphincteric resection (ISR), has advanced markedly over the last 20 years. We investigated long-term oncologic, functional, and quality of life (QOL) outcomes after ISR with or without partial external sphincter resection (PESR). A series of 199 patients underwent curative ISR with or ...
Friedman Paul A PA Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA - - 2014
Dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) may improve specificity and reduce the risk of inappropriate shocks, and enhance atrial arrhythmia (AT/AF) detection to permit stroke prevention compared with single-chamber ICDs, but at additional expense and risk. Patients (n = 100) receiving primary prevention ICDs at two USA and two Israeli centres were ...
Rosso Federica F University of Turin, Turin, - - 2014
Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) was developed as a means of treating the symptoms of compartmental overload after meniscectomy. Despite more than 20 years of research in this field, many controversies still exist regarding meniscal transplantation. The aims of this study were to assess (1) the quality of the published studies ...
Kessel Line L Department of Ophthalmology, Copenhagen University Hospital Glostrup, Glostrup, Denmark; Danish Health and Medicines Authority, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
Favorable outcome after cataract surgery depends on proper control of the inflammatory response induced by cataract surgery. Pseudophakic cystoid macular edema is an important cause of visual decline after uncomplicated cataract surgery. We compared the efficacy of topical steroids with topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in controlling inflammation and preventing ...
Makino Takahiro T Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Osaka Minami Medical Center, 2-1 Kidohigashi, Kawachinagano, Osaka, 586-8521, Japan, - - 2014
Although delayed union or pseudoarthrosis after lumbar arthrodesis has been recognized as a major radiographic complication, little has been known about the effect of fusion status on the patient's quality-of-life (QOL) outcome. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of fusion status after posterior lumbar interbody fusion ...
Barbosa Fabiano T FT Department of Clinical Medicine, Hospital Geral do Estado Professor Osvaldo Brandão Vilela, Siqueira Campos Avenue, 2095, Trapiche da Barra, Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil, - - 2014
General anaesthesia causes atelectasis, which can lead to impaired respiratory function. Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is a mechanical manoeuvre that increases functional residual capacity (FRC) and prevents collapse of the airways, thereby reducing atelectasis. It is not known whether intraoperative PEEP alters the risks of postoperative mortality and pulmonary complications. ...
Kurbatov Dmitry D Andrological and Urological Department, Endocrinological Research Centre, Moscow, - - 2014
To investigate clinical benefits and safety of prostatic artery embolization (PAE) in patients with prostate volume ≥80 cm(3) and Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) ≥2 and affected by benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). From January 2009 to January 2012, PAE was performed in 88 consecutive patients affected by clinical BPO. Inclusion criteria were symptomatic BPO ...
Rief Harald - - 2014
To evaluate the local response according to stability after radiotherapy (RT) with a special focus on quality-of-life (QoL), fatigue, pain and emotional distress in patients with unstable spinal bone metastases. In this prospective trial, 30 patients were treated from September 2011 until March 2013. The stability of osteolytic metastases in ...
Verspoor Floortje G M FG Department of Orthopedics, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. - - 2014
Adequate documentation of the outcome of treatment of pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is sparse. Available case series show relatively short follow-up times and often combine locations or subtypes to increase patient numbers. This article describes the long-term follow-up of a single institution's large consecutive series of PVNS. Retrospectively, 107 PVNS ...
Adachi Nobuo N Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional and radiographic outcome of fixation of unstable juvenile osteochondritis dissecans lesions of the knee after a minimum of 2 years of follow-up. A total of 33 unstable juvenile osteochondritis dissecans lesions in 30 patients underwent fixation using bioabsorbable pins through ...
Ritch Chad R CR Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Urologic Surgery, Nashville, TN. Electronic address: - - 2014
We sought to determine the extent to which complications, as well as the number of "hospital-free days" (HFDs) within 30 and 90 days of surgery predicted HRQOL at one year following radical cystectomy (RC). We used data from a prospective HRQOL study using a validated instrument, the Vanderbilt Cystectomy Index-15 ...
Bogunovic Ljiljana L Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, - - 2014
Periacetabular osteotomy is a well-described surgical intervention for symptomatic acetabular deformities in skeletally mature patients. Data regarding return to athletic activity or sport after this procedure are still limited. To evaluate the ability of patients to return to preoperative levels of activity after periacetabular osteotomy. Case series; Level of evidence, ...
Asari Sami Al SA Clinique de Chirurgie Digestive et Endocrinienne, Institut des Maladies de l'Appareil Digestif (IMAD), University Hospital of Nantes, Hotel Dieu, Place Alexis Ricordeau, 44093, Nantes, - - 2014
The study assessed the initial experience with posterior tibila nerve stimulation (PTNS) for faecal incontinence and compared it to sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) performed in a single centre during the same timespan. A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database has been conducted at a colorectal Unit -University Hospital, Nantes, ...
Simsek Gokce G From the *Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Department, School of Medicine, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale; and †ENT Clinic, Malatya State Hospital, Ministry of Health, Malatya, - - 2014
: Various methods of surgical treatment are defined in nasal deformities that cause nasal obstruction. Open technique septorhinoplasty is a method that is frequently used for this purpose. This study aims to compare surgical results of open technique septorhinoplasty operations with and without osteotomies. In addition, changes in the quality ...
Beesems Stefanie G SG Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
Studies on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) use Overall Performance Category (OPC)/Cerebral Performance Category (CPC) as outcome. We studied quality of life, neuro-cognitive functioning and independency in daily life of patients and strain of caregivers 6-12 months after cardiac arrest. 220 patients (>18 year) who survived 6-12 months after OHCA and ...
Bowyer A A Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, - - 2014
To date, postoperative quality of recovery lacks a universally accepted definition and assessment technique. Current quality of recovery assessment tools vary in their development, breadth of assessment, validation, use of continuous vs dichotomous outcomes and focus on individual vs group recovery. They have progressed from identifying pure restitution of physiological ...
Mearns Elizabeth S ES University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, 69N Eagleville Road, Storrs, CT, 06269-3092, USA; Hartford Hospital Division of Cardiology, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT, 06102-5037, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) frequently require vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) to prevent recurrent events, but their use increases hemorrhage risk. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the quality of international normalized ratio (INR) control, identify study-level predictors of poor control and to examine the relationship between INR control and ...
Mummaneni Praveen V PV Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, - - 2014
Object There is significant practice variation and uncertainty as to the value of surgical treatments for lumbar spine disorders. The authors' aim was to establish a multicenter registry to assess the efficacy and costs of common lumbar spinal procedures by using prospectively collected outcomes. Methods An observational prospective cohort study ...
Huang Lin L Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, - - 2014
Circular excision by secondary intention healing is useful for small skin defects. The study compared the effect of the neighboring undermining on wound healing. Patients undergoing circular excision (diameters less than 20 mm) were divided into four groups in sequence by the range of neighboring subcutaneous undermining. Key outcome measures ...
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