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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. ...
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 ...
Kraglund Ferne F Department of Dental Clinical Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, - - 2014
Data sourcesThe Cochrane Oral Health Group's Trials Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Medline, Embase and the US National Institutes of Health Trials Register.Study selectionRandomised controlled trials (RCTs) of parallel or crossover design, (with a sufficient wash-out period) of at least six months duration, and irrespective of ...
Kim Ho Yeun HY Department of Surgery, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Electrogastrography is a method of measuring action potentials of the stomach. The purpose of this study was to investigate early postoperative changes in the electrogastrography and determine the correlation between electrogastrography and quality of life of patients with stomach cancer who underwent distal gastrectomy. This study analyzed 20 patients with ...
Park Sujin S Department of Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, - - 2014
The aims of this study were to make serial comparisons of the quality of life (QoL) between patients who underwent total gastrectomy and those who underwent distal subtotal gastrectomy for gastric cancer and to identify the affected scales with consistency. QoL data of 275 patients who were admitted for surgery ...
Feng Wen Ming - - 2014
This study aims to identify the optimal mini-invasive treatment for extrahepatic bile duct stones. One hundred and seventy eight patients with EHBD stones were randomized into 4 groups: laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) plus T-tube drainage (group LT), LC and LCBDE with endonasobiliary drainage (ENBD) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Werner Martin M Center for Vascular Medicine, Park Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
The goal of this study was to evaluate the safety and performance of the Igaki-Tamai (Igaki Medical Planning Company, Kyoto, Japan) biodegradable stent in patients with occlusive superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) biodegradable stents have been shown to be effective in the coronaries, but no data are ...
Djehdian Lucyana M LM Section of Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery, Department of Gynecology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, - - 2014
To determine the efficacy and safety of a single-incision mini-sling compared with a transobturator midurethral sling for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) treatment. This prospective single-center randomized controlled trial involved 130 women with a diagnosis of SUI. Primary outcomes were the objective and subjective cure rates, defined as negative cough stress ...
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 ...
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