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Ye Kaichuang K Department of Vascular Surgery, Shanghai 9th People's Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai JiaoTong University, School of Medicine, Vascular Center of Shanghai JiaoTong University, Number 639 Zhi Zao Ju Road, Shanghai 200011, - - 2014
To evaluate the technical aspects and early clinical results of stent placement for managing postthrombotic chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the iliofemoral vein through ipsilateral popliteal access. A retrospective analysis of 110 patients (44 men; mean age, 51 y; 118 limbs; 102 left limbs) with postthrombotic CTO of the iliofemoral ...
Xie Xiaobo X Department of Orthopedics, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 253 Gongye Road, Guangzhou, 510282, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of BPTB autografts versus HT autografts at a minimum of 5 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. A systematical search of literature was performed in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane library to identify published randomized controlled trials (RCT) or prospective ...
Núñez Montserrat M Rheumatology Department, Biomedical Research Institute August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Hospital Clínic Universitari, Barcelona, - - 2014
Measuring HRQOL is simple, inexpensive, permits the health status to be measured over time, and is useful to compare or initiate treatments and evaluate results, facilitating homogenization in patient inclusion. To evaluate disease-specific and generic HRQOL and influence of associated factors in patients undergoing open debridement for acute postsurgical knee ...
Lim Joel Y JY School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia, - - 2014
Acute burn damages skin architecture, including nerve endings, altering sensation and influencing recovery of quality of life and participation. It is established that sensation is reduced in scars after deep burn. However, it is unclear if sensory deficits exist in mild scars. The aim of this trial was to determine ...
Avgerinos Dimitrios D Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New - - 2014
Constrictive pericarditis has multiple etiologies and can lead to disabling symptoms and severe heart failure with poor quality of life. Surgical pericardiectomy is the cornerstone of management. All patients undergoing pericardiectomy at our institution were reviewed with the goal of analyzing preoperative and intraoperative factors that may be associated with ...
Petersen Wolf W Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Martin Luther Hospital, Grunewald, Caspar Theyss Strasse 27-31, 14193, Berlin, Germany, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to analyze clinical results after osteochondral cylinder transplantation for osteochondral defects at the medial or lateral talar dome using the Diamond twin system (Karl Storz). We hypothesize that grafts harvesting from the posterior femoral condyles are associated with less donor site morbidity than reported ...
Jakovljevic Djordje G DG Institute of Cellular Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
The present study defined the short- and long-term effects of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation and heart transplantation (HT) on physical activity and quality of life (QoL). Forty patients (LVAD, n = 14; HT, n = 12; and heart failure [HF], n = 14) and 14 matched healthy subjects were assessed for ...
Cai Songwang S Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, No. 600 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 510630, Guangdong, - - 2014
There is controversy on whether lowering or restricting the level of sympathectomy can reduce compensatory sweating (CS). This study compared the results from sympathectomies performed to treat severe palmar hyperhidrosis using two distinct levels of T2-4 and T3-4. One hundred and sixteen patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis were randomly allocated ...
Aboumohamed Ahmed A AA Department of Urology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, - - 2014
To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) using validated bladder-specific Bladder Cancer Index (BCI) and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Body Image scale (BIS) between open radical cystectomy (ORC) and robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC). This was a retrospective case series of all patients who underwent radical cystectomy. ...
Zimmer Lee A LA Departments of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States ; Neurosensory Disorders Center, UC Neuroscience Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, United - - 2014
Objective Little data exist on short-term quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes, specifically sinonasal measures, after endoscopic pituitary surgery. Design Prospective case series assessed sinonasal QOL before and after the transnasal endoscopic approach to the sella with resection of nasal cavity and sinus tissues. Setting/Participants/Main Outcome Measures A total of 39 adults scheduled to undergo resection ...
Ozmen Mehmet Mahir MM Department of Surgery, Ankara Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is gold standard treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease. We examined the results of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with or without double-sided polypropylene mesh. Sixty patients were prospectively evaluated. Primer cruroraphy and primer cruroraphy with mesh were performed in 31 and 29 patients, respectively. The Gastrointestinal Quality of Life ...
Komatsu Shuhei S Department of Surgery, Division of Digestive Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, - - 2014
Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) has gained wide acceptance and is being more commonly performed at the period of introduction. This study was designed to determine the clinical outcomes and quality of life (QOL) according to types of reconstruction following LADG for gastric cancer. Between 2007 and 2010, 117 consecutive patients ...
Nikkolo Ceith C Department of General Surgery, Surgery Clinic, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The primary aim of this study was to determine whether mesh pore size influences the rate of chronic pain at 6-mo follow-up. Another aim was to evaluate the rate of foreign body feeling and quality of life after inguinal hernia repair. The patients were randomized into two study groups: the ...
Kim Ju Yeong JY Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of - - 2014
To determine whether intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) could prevent total fertilization failure (TFF) and enhance the embryo quality in patients with non-male factor infertility. A total of 296 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles performed in patients with non-male factor infertility between April 2009 and March 2013 were included in this ...
Stoekenbroek R M RM Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
A systematic review of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to assess the additional value of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in promoting the healing of diabetic foot ulcers and preventing amputations was performed. MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched to identify RCTs in patients with diabetic foot ulcers published up ...
Maxwell Bryan G BG Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
To assess the hypothesis that postoperative survival exhibits heterogeneity associated with the timing of quality metrics. Retrospective observational study using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2005 through 2009. Survival analysis was performed on all admission records with a procedure code for major cardiac surgery (n = 595,089). The day-by-day hazard function for ...
Sewell Mathew D MD Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, - - 2014
Patients with skeletal dysplasia are prone to the development of degenerative shoulder disease requiring shoulder arthroplasty at a younger age than in the general population. To date there have been no published reports on the complexities or outcome of shoulder arthroplasty in this unique patient group. This is a review ...
Marsella Pasquale P Audiology and Otology Unit and Cochlear Implant Center, Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, Vatican City, Rome, - - 2014
Since 2011, a transcutaneous bone-anchored auditory implant (Sophono) has been available for patients affected by bilateral, conductive hearing loss that cannot be corrected by surgery. To date, very few cases of device application in the pediatric population have been described. The aim of the present study is to report on ...
Pérez-Fentes Daniel Adolfo DA Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Urology Department, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain ; - - 2014
Background and Purpose: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the treatment of choice for large and complex kidney stones, having increased its safety and effectiveness over the last years. Nonetheless, there is little known about its impact on quality of life (QoL). This study aimed at evaluating the effects of PCNL on ...
Choo Min Soo MS Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Department of Urology, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, Korea, Republic of ; - - 2014
Purpose: A large post-void residual (PVR) has been considered to be an indicator for the need to further management. However, the threshold level of PVR has been not defined. We determined the PVR volume by using bladder voiding efficiency (BVE) that would predict surgical outcomes after GreenLight HPS<sup>TM</sup> laser photoselective ...
Durmus Kasim K Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, - - 2014
Objective: To determine speech, eating, aesthetics, social disruption, and overall quality of life outcomes over a year period in patients who underwent transoral robotic surgery as part of carcinoma of unknown primary diagnosis and treatment. Study Design: Observational prospective study. Methods: Twenty-two patients who underwent transoral robotic surgery for the ...
Nasso Giuseppe G Division of Cardiac Surgery, Anthea Hospital, GVM Care and Research, Bari, - - 2014
Objectives: To clarify whether the results of repair of a complex mitral lesion (Barlow valve) at the intermediate-term follow-up are independent of the mode of surgical access [minithoracotomy vs. median sternotomy (MS)]. Methods: In a prospective randomized study of mitral repair for Barlow disease using either a minimally invasive (MI) ...
Reim Daniel - - 2014
Isovolemic anemia (decrease in hemoglobin concentration with normal or even increased blood volume) after gastric cancer surgery may negatively influence short- and long-term outcomes. Therefore correction of isovolemic postoperative anemia is supposed to be beneficial. This prospective randomized placebo-controlled multicenter trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy of ferric carboxymaltose ...
Park Sang-Sub SS Department of Emergency Medical technology, ChungCheong University, Cheongju, Korea Graduate School of Pharmacy, Korea University, Sejong-si, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to grasp difference in quality of chest compression accuracy between the modified chest compression method with the use of smartphone application and the standardized traditional chest compression method. Participants were progressed 64 people except 6 absentees among 70 people who agreed to participation with ...
Defazio Michael V MV Department of Plastic Surgery, Center for Wound Healing, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of - - 2014
Functional outcomes and quality-of-life measures following salvage reconstruction of composite Achilles/posterior leg defects are limited. We present our experience with combined Achilles defect reconstruction utilizing free tissue transfer with vascularized neotendon constructs. Between 2011 and 2012, six patients underwent vascularized reconstruction of complex Achilles defects by a single surgeon. Demographic ...
Gonzalez Victoria V Functional Neurosurgery Unit, Neurosurgery - - 2014
Object To date, experience of globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of Huntington's disease (HD) has been limited to a small number of case reports. The aim of this study was to analyze long-term motor outcome of a cohort of HD patients treated with GPi ...
Alvin Matthew D MD Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) is a motion preserving procedure that is an alternative to fusion. Proponents of arthroplasty assert it will maintain cervical motion and prevent or reduce adjacent segment degeneration. Accordingly, CDA, compared to fusion, would have the potential to improve clinical outcomes. Published studies have varying conclusions on ...
Christabel Amelia A Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & Hospital, Chennai, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this triple blinded randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the efficacy of tranexamic acid when used in conjunction with hypotensive anaesthesia exclusively for Le Fort I osteotomies. 49 patients undergoing Le Fort I osteotomy for correction of dentofacial deformity were divided into two groups; Group 1 received ...
Colavita Paul D PD Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, - - 2014
Quality of life has become an important focus for improvement in hernia repair. The International Hernia Mesh Registry was queried. The Carolinas Comfort Scale quantitated quality of life at 1-month, 6-month, and annual follow-up. Scores of 0 (completely asymptomatic) in all categories without recurrence defined an ideal outcome. The analysis ...
Xu Hai-Jing HJ Center for Reproductive Medicine, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University , Shanghai , China - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To compare the clinical result of mini-dose GnRH-a long protocol with short protocol in older patients undergoing IVF. Materials and methods: This was a retrospective study. Four hundred and sixty-one women aged above 35-year-old in first cycle were assigned to two groups: GnRH-a short protocol (n = 359); and mini-dose ...
de Almeida Mendes Cynthia C Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Electronic address: - - 2014
Data: Iodine contrast media (ICM) is considered gold standard in endovascular revascularization procedures. However nephrotoxicity and hypersensitivity to ICM are causes that limit its indiscriminate use. Carbon dioxide (CO2) contrast angiography has been used as an alternative in patients with formal contra- indication to ICM. However no studies to the ...
Miller Jacob A JA Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Department of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
C5 palsy is a debilitating postoperative complication of cervical decompression surgery. While the prognosis is typically good, patients may be unable to perform basic activities of daily living, resulting in a decreased quality of life. No studies have investigated the quality of life and financial implications. To determine the impact ...
Alderman Amy K AK Atlanta, Ga.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; and New York, N.Y. From private practice; University of Michigan; and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer - - 2014
The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate patient satisfaction and quality of life with elective breast augmentation. Patients with bilateral submuscular breast augmentations prospectively completed the BREAST-Q preoperatively and 6 weeks and 6 months postoperatively; t tests compared preoperative and postoperative scores at 6 weeks and 6 months, ...
Mahmoud Samer Samir Sayed SS Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London, UK, SW17 0QT, - - 2014
Continuously increasing numbers of primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions invites a parallel increase in graft failures and need for revision ACL reconstruction surgery. High failure rates has previously stigmatised the revision surgery. We performed this study using multiple outcome measures together with clinical examination to offer a full assessment ...
Liebermann Laura L Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
We have previously reported improvement in psychosocial scores after strabismus surgery on the patient-derived health-related quality of life (HRQOL) Adult Strabismus 20 (AS-20) questionnaire in adults with nondiplopic strabismus. Unexpectedly, we also found improvement in the function domain. The aim of the present study was to identify which specific aspects ...
Al-Dadah Khalid K Core Surgical Trainee in the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University College London Hospital, London NW1 - - 2014
Introduction: The purpose of the study was to assess the quality of documentation of knee arthroscopy and evaluate the implementation of a novel operative template. Method: A 34-point assessment was undertaken based on published national guidelines. A retrospective study of 50 operative notes of patients (group A) undergoing knee arthroscopy ...
Ryu Je-Guk JG Department of Urology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, - - 2014
We investigated whether the Valsalva leak point pressure (VLPP) is valuable for predicting postoperative outcome measurement after transobturator suburethral tape (TVT-O) implantation for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. A total of 204 female patients who underwent TVT-O placement for treatment of SUI from March 2008 to February 2012 ...
Smith Ryan P RP Department of Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, - - 2014
The finding of only sperm heads and/or short tails (SHST) during vasectomy reversal (VR) creates a difficult decision for the best method of vasal reconstruction, i.e. vasovasostomy (VV) or epididymovasostomy (EV). Using outcome analyses, we report the impact of SHST alone and combined with qualitative analysis of gross fluid quality ...
Barnes Kerri T - - 2014
To determine whether ureteric stent extraction strings affect stent-related quality of life (QoL) or increase complications after ureteroscopy (URS) for stone disease. In all, 68 patients undergoing URS (October 2011 to May 2013) for stone disease were randomised to receive a ureteric stent with or without an extraction string. Patients ...
Manickavasagam Jaiganesh J ENT Department, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Armthorpe Rd., Doncaster DN2 5LT, UK. - - 2014
We used the 18-question Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) to conduct a retrospective assessment of quality of life following nasal valve surgery. We telephoned 53 patients who had undergone open rhinoplasty for the treatment of nasal valve collapse over a 2-year period. A total of 39 patients-24 men and 15 women, ...
Taylor Matthew M York Health Economics Consortium Ltd, University of York, York, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: This study compares the cost-effectiveness of intravitreal ranibizumab versus observation and/or laser photocoagulation for treatment of macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion in a UK-based model. Methods: A Markov model was constructed using transition probabilities and frequency of adverse events derived using data from the BRAVO, CRUISE ...
Rahangdale Rohit R From the Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, - - 2014
Perineural dexamethasone has been investigated as an adjuvant for brachial plexus nerve blocks, but it is not known whether the beneficial effect of perineural dexamethasone on analgesia duration leads to a better quality of surgical recovery. We hypothesized that patients receiving dexamethasone would have a better quality of recovery than ...
Drefus Lisa C LC Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, United States. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a distal rectus femoris tenotomy on function and gait in adults with cerebral palsy who had diminished knee flexion during swing. A stiff knee gait pattern is commonly seen in individuals with cerebral palsy and frequently leads to tripping ...
Russell Marcia M MM *National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) Operations and Biostatistical Centers, Pittsburgh, PA †David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA ‡UCLA Schools of Medicine & Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA §University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics, Pittsburgh, PA ∥UCLA, Los Angeles, CA ¶Kaiser Permanente Oncology Clinical Trials, Northern California, Vallejo, CA **Southeast Cancer Control Consortium CCOP, Goldsboro, NC ††University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA ‡‡Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium CCOP, Omaha, NE §§Beaumont Hospital System, Royal Oak, MI ∥∥Florida Cancer Specialists, Sarasota, FL ¶¶Montana Cancer Consortium, Billings, MT ***Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Newark, DE †††Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, Glendale, CA ‡‡‡Allegheny Cancer Center at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) R-04 was a randomized controlled trial of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with resectable stage II-III rectal cancer. We hypothesized that patients who underwent abdominoperineal resection (APR) would have a poorer quality of life than those who underwent sphincter-sparing surgery (SSS). To obtain ...
Enatsu Noritoshi N Division of Urology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the outcome of microsurgical varicocelectomy in infertile men with severe oligozoospermia and to identify the predictive parameters associated with the efficacy of microsurgical varicocelectomy in this cohort of patients. This study included 102 consecutive severe oligozoospermic patients who underwent microsurgical varicocelectomy between 2000 and 2013. The significance of ...
Magklara Eleni E 1School of Psychology, Bangor University, - - 2014
Objective:To investigate the role of self-efficacy in functional recovery and well-being outcomes in osteoarthritis patients, undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery.Data sources:Studies were identified using MEDLINE via PUB med, PsycINFO and CINAHL from inception to July 2013.Methods:Three search strategies that combined key terms of 'self-efficacy', 'functional recovery', 'well-being' and 'joint ...
Bachmann Kai K Department of General, Visceral, and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Chronic pancreatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by progressive fibrosis of pancreatic tissue. The principal symptom is chronic pain resulting in reduced quality of life and inability to work. Short-term follow-up has shown that duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resections (DPPHRs) are superior in outcomes to pancreaticoduodenectomy. Therefore, these organ-sparing procedures ...
Babalik A A Department of Pulmonology, Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Istanbul has the highest incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Turkey. It is also the largest city, with considerable differences in quality of life across its urban regions. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between (i) the diverse quality of life across specific urban regions, (ii) TB ...
van de Vlekkert Janneke J Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
The aim of this work is to evaluate disease-related mortality and the course of the disease including functional outcome and quality of life. We did a follow-up study on a large prospective cohort of 62 patients with subacute-onset idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) (dermatomyositis (n = 24), nonspecific myositis (n = 34), necrotizing autoimmune myopathy ...
Kemp Joanne L JL School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, - - 2014
This study aimed to describe chondropathy prevalence in adults who had undergone hip arthroscopy for hip pain. The relationships between chondropathy severity and (1) participant characteristics; and (2) patient-reported outcomes (PROs) at initial assessment (∼18 months postsurgery) and over a further 12 months (∼30 months postsurgery) were evaluated. Finally, the ...
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