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Järvinen Otso O Heart Center, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, - - 2014
To evaluate the long-term effect of perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI) on outcomes and health-related quality-of-life (QOL) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Eighty of the 501 patients (16%) fulfilled electrocardiogram or cardiac enzyme criteria for PMI and were compared with patients with no PMI. The RAND-36 Health Survey was used ...
Baker Cara R CR Department of Upper GI Surgery, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
The consequences of major conduit necrosis following oesophagectomy are devastating. Jejunal interposition with vascular supercharging is an alternative reconstructive method if colon is unavailable. Aims of this study were to review the long-term outcome and quality of life of patients undergoing this surgery in our tertiary unit. Patients undergoing oesophageal ...
Deftereos Spyridon S Department of Cardiology, Athens General Hospital "G. Gennimatas", Athens, Greece; Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, - - 2014
Our group has previously shown that colchicine treatment is associated with decreased early recurrence rate after ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of this study was to test the mid-term efficacy of colchicine in reducing AF recurrences after a single procedure of pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal ...
De Oliveira Gildasio S GS Jr Department of Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, - - 2014
Background: It remains to be determined if perioperative systemic magnesium can improve postoperative quality of recovery of patients undergoing ambulatory procedures. The main objective of the current investigation was to evaluate the effect of systemic magnesium on postoperative quality of recovery in patients undergoing outpatient segmental mastectomies. Methods: The study ...
Marinatou Annezo A Colorectal Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic Surgery, Athens Medical School, Athens, - - 2014
Anastomotic leaks after colorectal resections for cancer are a leading cause of postoperative morbidity, mortality, and long hospital stay. Few data exist on the potentially deleterious effect of the anastomotic leaks after proctectomy for cancer on patient health-related quality of life. The aim of this study was to explore the ...
Almekhlafi Mohammed A MA Calgary Stroke Program, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary; Calgary, Canada - Department of Internal Medicine, King Abdulaziz University; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - - - 2014
Rapid reperfusion of the entire territory distal to vascular occlusions is the aim of stroke interventions. Recent studies defined successful reperfusion as establishing some perfusion with distal branch filling of <50% of territory visualized (Thrombolysis In Cerebral Infarction "TICI" 2a) or more. We investigate the importance of the quality of ...
Mikkelsen L R LR Elective Surgery Centre, Silkeborg Regional Hospital - - - 2014
Background: Improvements in surgical techniques and increase of femoral head size might have changed the rationale for movement restrictions after total hip replacement (THR). Aim: To evaluate the influence of movement restrictions and assistive devices on rehabilitation after fast track THR. Design: Non-randomized, controlled study. Setting: Inpatient. Population: 365 consecutively ...
Cáceres-Redondo María T MT Unidad de Trastornos del Movimiento, Servicio de Neurología y Neurofisiología Clínica, Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío/CSIC/Universidad de Sevilla, Av. Manuel Siurot s/n, 41013, Seville, - - 2014
The short-term benefits of levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) are well documented, but the long-term benefits are still uncertain. The aim of this study was to investigate the motor and cognitive outcome of LCIG treatment in advanced PD after a follow-up period of at ...
Dautremont Jon F JF Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, - - 2014
Steroid-eluting spacers can improve local drug delivery immediately following endoscopic sinus surgery and reduce the recurrence of inflammation warranting systemic corticosteroids. For chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis, the need for systemic corticosteroids immediately following endoscopic sinus surgery when using a steroid-eluting spacer has not been studied. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled ...
Djärv T T Unit of Upper Gastrointestinal Research, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Norra Stationsgatan 67, Level 2, SE-171 76, Stockholm, - - 2014
The extent to which co-morbidities affect recovery of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in long-term survivors of oesophageal cancer surgery is poorly understood. This was a prospective, population-based, nationwide Swedish cohort study of patients who underwent surgery for oesophageal cancer between 2001 and 2005, and were alive 5 years after operation. ...
Edelman J J B JJ Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western - - 2014
The prognosis for patients with symptomatic, severe mitral regurgitation (MR) who have comorbidities precluding mitral valve surgery is poor. Treatment of MR using a percutaneous edge-to-edge technique may improve survival, quality of life and reduce hospitalisations. To date, there are few studies reporting outcomes after percutaneous mitral valve repair in ...
Kasivisvanathan Ramanathan R Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, - - 2014
The aim of this prospective observational study was to compare peri/post-operative outcomes of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) versus intrathecal morphine and fentanyl patient-controlled analgesia (ITM+fPCA) for patients undergoing a hepatic resection (HR). Patients undergoing elective, one-stage, open HR for benign and malignant liver lesions, receiving central neuraxial block as part ...
Pérez-Prieto Daniel D Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital del Mar, Parc de Salud MAR, PasseigMaritim 25-27, 08003, Barcelona, Spain, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare disability, quality of life and satisfaction outcomes between young people and elderly who were operated on for degenerative lumbar disease. A database of 263 patients undergoing lumbar surgery for degenerative conditions was collected. There were 74 patients who were 65 years ...
Kadum Bakir B Department of Surgical and Perioperative Science, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, - - 2014
The aims of this study were to assess the function and quality of life after the Total Evolutive Shoulder System (TESS) reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA), to evaluate the radiological stability of the stemless version and to address the effect of arm lengthening and scapular notching (SN) on the outcome. This ...
Orvin Katia K Cardiology Department, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, - - 2014
Objective: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is occasionally associated with stroke and silent cerebral ischemia, which may affect cognitive and functional performance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in cognitive performance and functional status following TAVI. Methods: We performed a comprehensive prospective functional, cognitive and quality ...
Chen Shushang S Department of Urology, Fuzhou General Hospital, Xiamen University, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, - - 2014
Studies have demonstrated that plasmakinetic enucleation of the prostate (PKEP) and open prostatectomy (OP) have equivalent short-term efficacy for large prostates, but no comparison concerning their long-term results was reported. To demonstrate the noninferiority of PKEP to OP concerning maximum urinary flow rate (Qmax) at 1 yr postoperatively and to ...
Broccoletti Roberto - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this randomized two-center study was to compare quantic molecular resonance scalpel (QMRS) with traditional scalpel (TS) for the surgical treatment of labial mucoceles, in terms of impact on quality of life and postoperative pain (primary outcomes) and postsurgical lip paresthesia and recurrence of the lesion (secondary ...
Laberke S S Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Veterinärstr. 13, 80539 Munich, - - 2014
Sterile haemorrhagic cystitis (SHC) is a possible side effect of cyclophosphamide which can severely impact quality of life. Mesna and diuresis are effective in human medicine to prevent SHC. The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of mesna versus diuresis with furosemide in preventing SHC in ...
Han Seung-Kyu SK Department of Plastic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Planning reconstruction for facial defects should include the safest and least-invasive methods, with a goal of achieving optimal functional and cosmetic outcomes. To compare tissue-engineered dermis grafts with artificial dermis grafts after removal of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) on the face. A tissue-engineered dermis composed of autologous cultured dermal fibroblasts ...
Furukawa Nobuyuki N Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, - - 2014
The proportion of minimally invasive approaches is rising in cardiac surgery, in part driven by increasing patient demand. This study aimed to perform a risk-adjusted comparison of mortality, rate of stroke and perioperative morbidity of aortic valve replacement (AVR) conducted through either partial ministernotomy or conventional sternotomy. Between July 2009 ...
Rippy E E EE Breast, Endocrine and Surgical Oncology Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, 5000 SA, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Increasing emphasis is being placed on low mastectomy rates. Our objective was to investigate factors influencing rates of mastectomy and breast conserving surgery. A group of 171 patients (27%) who could have had breast conserving surgery (BCS) but chose mastectomy was identified as well as all patients who underwent BCS ...
Schmidt Maren M Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Campus Charité Mitte and Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, - - 2014
Aim of this study was to evaluate the association between preoperative health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and mortality in a cohort of elderly patients (>65 years) with gastrointestinal, gynecological and genitourinary carcinomas. Prospective cohort pilot study. Tertiary university hospital in Germany. Between June 2008 and July 2010 and after ethical ...
Saboor Aftab S A SA Division of Metabolic and Vascular Health, Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, Clinical Sciences Research Laboratories, Clinical Sciences Building, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, CV2 2DX, - - 2014
There is uncertainty regarding preoperative predictors of a successful outcome for bariatric surgery (BarSurg), on which to determine appropriateness for such a procedure. Our aims were to identify preoperative clinical and psychosocial predictors of success following BarSurg and to explore the influence of body mass index (BMI) on these parameters. ...
Loizou Christos C Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Umeå - - 2014
Abstract Conclusion: The frequency of operations, age at onset, gender and subtype of the human papilloma virus (HPV) may be used as factors to predict voice disability. Objectives: Patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) are characterized by morbid consequences due to a lifelong repetitive influence on voice and breathing ability ...
Shimizu Nobutaka N Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Kinki University, 377-2 Ohno-Higashi, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka, 589-8511, Japan, - - 2014
The purpose of the study is to investigate the efficacy of an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist (silodosin) for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with interstitial (125)I implantation for prostate cancer. This randomized single-center study involved 105 patients (53 with and 52 without silodosin). Silodosin was postoperatively ...
McAllister David R DR Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, - - 2014
The aim of the article is to identify demographic and intraoperative factors that predict patient-oriented outcomes as measured by knee-specific and general quality of life (QoL) questionnaires for chronic, unilateral primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears following surgical reconstruction. A total of 69 patients were prospectively evaluated using the Medical ...
Elmalem Sophie S Gérontopôle, Service de Médecine Interne Gériatrique du Pr B. Vellas, CHU Toulouse Hôpital Casselardit, Toulouse, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Severe aortic stenosis may affect both normal daily living and survival. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become an appropriate alternative to surgery for elderly patients with high surgical risk, and it results in improved survival in this population. To describe health-related quality of life (QoL) before, and at 1 ...
Duclos Julie J Department of Digestive Surgery, Saint-Antoine Hospital (AP-HP), University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI, Paris, 75012, - - 2014
Total/subtotal colectomy with ileorectal (IRA) or ileosigmoid (ISA) anastomosis is associated with various reported rates of morbidity, function and quality of life (QoL). Our object was to determine these end points in a series of patients undergoing these operations in our institution. All patients who underwent IRA or ISA between ...
Rayas Maria Socorro MS Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, San Antonio, - - 2014
To determine whether implementation of a standardized, clinic-based algorithm improves compliance with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) screening guidelines. A CFRD screening algorithm was developed as part of a quality improvement initiative through collaboration between the pediatric pulmonary and endocrine divisions and implemented prospectively to children aged 8-17 years in our ...
Wilkin Geoffrey G Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6, Canada. E-mail address for P.E. Beaulé: - - 2014
Hip arthroscopy is being performed with expanding indications, commonly including symptomatic labral tears. The effects of various patient factors, including patient age, on clinical outcomes are not well understood. The purpose of the present study was to quantify the postoperative functional and quality-of-life outcomes after arthroscopic debridement of symptomatic labral ...
Chen Allen M AM Departments of Radiation Oncology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, - - 2014
Purpose: To compare patient-reported and objective outcomes between patients treated by initial transoral resection versus definitive chemoradiotherapy for oropharynx cancer Materials and Methods: Thirty-one patients with oropharynx cancer treated by initial transoral CO2 laser microsurgery (N=16) or robotic surgery (N=15) followed by postoperative radiotherapy were identified. Each was matched to ...
Uymaz Barış B Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, TOBB University Medical Center, Ankara-Turkey. - - 2014
Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) for revascularization of the left anterior descending artery has become a routine operation. We present our clinical experiences with beating heart MIDCAB surgery performed through partial lower sternotomy (PLS) and retrospectively compare the results of pain perception as well as activities of daily ...
Yu Chia-Wei - - 2014
Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) constitute a major health care problem, not only because of their high incidence but also because of their direct and indirect negative impacts on both patients' health-related quality of life and costs to the health care system. Two minimally invasive surgical approaches were developed for the ...
Kilpatrick Lauren A LA Arkansas Children's Hospital, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Disturbances in breathing or feeding may profoundly affect parental perceptions of a newborn's health. Previous research into quality of life for patients with laryngomalacia is limited to retrospective analysis. The purpose of this study is to prospectively evaluate the quality of life of families of infants with laryngomalacia and the ...
Young J M JM Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Services Research, Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney, Australia; Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, - - 2014
Pelvic exenteration is highly radical surgery offering the only potential cure for locally advanced pelvic cancer. This study compared quality of life and other relevant patient-reported outcomes over 12 months for patients who did and those who did not undergo pelvic exenteration. Consecutive patients referred for consideration of pelvic exenteration completed ...
Pavlides Michael M Translational Gastroenterology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, - - 2014
Outcomes after ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) are not well established in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). We conducted a comprehensive outcomes assessment in these patients. A retrospective case note review of complications in all PSC-IPAA (n=21) and matched ulcerative colitis patients with IPAA (UC-IPAA; n=79) after surgery in ...
Luque Rafael R Department of Orthopaedics, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain, - - 2014
We used the Optetrak Condylar Constrained (CCK) implant, a modular and constrained knee implant as replacement for a failed primary arthroplasty, to assess the survivorship, the complications, the clinical, radiological, and functional situation, and the quality of life of those patients in whom a CCK had been implanted in recent ...
Romman Adam A UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, - - 2014
To report our experience with vestibular flap urethroplasty in case of recurrence of distal intramural urethral pathology (DIU) after unsuccessful urethral dilation under anesthesia. Following Independent Review Board approval, charts of non-neurogenic women who underwent urethroplasty for DIU were reviewed. Vestibular flap urethroplasty was offered to patients who failed one ...
Hardie Andrew D AD Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina, 169 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC, 29425, USA, - - 2014
Deep brachial intravenous catheter (IV) placement can be performed in emergency department patients with difficult vascular access, but the safety of deep brachial IV for iodinated contrast administration has not been assessed. This study compares the relative risk for extravasation of deep brachial IV compared with antecubital IV during power ...
Kim Yong-Deok YD Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan 602-715 - - 2014
Readmission after gastrectomy is one of the factors that reflect quality of life. Therefore, we analyzed the several factors related to readmissions after total gastrectomy for early gastric cancer. From January 2002 through December 2009, 102 consecutive patients who underwent radical total gastrectomy for early gastric cancer were enrolled in ...
Whelan Daniel B DB Department of Surgery, St Michael's Hospital and University of Toronto, 55 Queen Street East (800), Toronto, ON, M5C 1R6, Canada, - - 2014
The traditional treatment for primary anterior shoulder dislocations has been immobilization in a sling with the arm in a position of adduction and internal rotation. However, recent basic science and clinical data have suggested recurrent instability may be reduced with immobilization in external rotation after primary shoulder dislocation. We performed ...
Ramos Laura L Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, - - 2014
Standard bowel cleansing for colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) requires a liquid diet and bowel laxatives for at least 2 days, which is a major drawback of this procedure and affects tolerance and acceptability. To compare the quality of colon cleanliness achieved with one-day versus two-day bowel preparation in outpatients undergoing ...
Knipfer Christian - - 2014
Purpose: Tooth loss and its prosthetic rehabilitation significantly affect speech intelligibility. However, little is known about the influence of speech deficiencies on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). The aim of this study was to investigate whether speech intelligibility enhancement through prosthetic rehabilitation significantly influences OHRQoL in patients wearing complete ...
Dixon S S North Bristol NHS Trust, UK. - - 2014
The Triathlon(®) (Stryker, Kalamazoo, MI, US) total knee replacement was designed to improve patient function and survivorship. The aim of this study was to determine whether the Triathlon(®) prosthesis produces better patient reported outcomes than a previous design by the same manufacturer, the Kinemax Plus. The outcome of 233 knees ...
Bloomfield Michael R MR Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2014
Total hip replacement and total knee replacement are among the most successful and common surgical procedures in orthopaedics. These operations were traditionally reserved for older, sedentary patients. However, these are now being increasingly performed in patients expecting to return to athletic activities. The peer-reviewed medical literature was searched via PubMed ...
Nesbitt Craig - - 2014
Minimally invasive techniques to treat great saphenous varicose veins include ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (USGFS), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and endovenous laser therapy (EVLT). Compared with conventional surgery (high ligation and stripping (HL/S)), proposed benefits include fewer complications, quicker return to work, improved quality of life (QoL) scores, reduced need for general ...
Prabhu William W Fellow in Cardiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown - - 2014
In patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) improves survival, quality of life, and functional status compared with medical therapy. Based on the results of the randomized PARTNER Trial, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) using the Edwards Sapien balloon expandable valve is now available in the ...
Graham Jove J Geisinger Center for Health Research, 100 N, Academy Ave,, Danville PA 17822, USA. - - 2014
Hip fracture patients experience high morbidity and mortality rates in the first post-operative year after discharge. We compared mortality, utilization, costs, pain and function between two prospective cohorts of hip fracture patients, both managed with identical perioperative protocols and one group subsequently managed via a "Patient-Centered Medical Home" (PCMH) primary ...
Patanwala Asad E AE The Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare first-pass intubation success between patients who received etomidate versus ketamine for rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in the emergency department (ED). This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data recorded in a quality improvement database between July 1, 2007, and December 31, ...
Zhang Chong-Yu - - 2014
To evaluate the efficacy of nephrostomy balloon dilation (NBD) for patients who developed vesicourethral anastomotic stricture (VAS) following radical prostatectomy. NBD was performed in patients who developed VAS following radical prostatectomy. Quality of life (QoL), International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and maximal urinary flow rate (Qmax) were evaluated. Four hundred ...
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