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Milian Monika - - 2013
Background: The primary object was to investigate whether the Tuebingen CD-25 captures changes in health related quality of life (HRQoL) sensitively in Cushing's disease (CD) and to identify factors that favour postoperative HRQoL. Methods: Seventeen CD patients were scheduled for transsphenoidal tumour removal and filled out the inventory before and ...
Castelnuovo Paolo - - 2013
Object For several decades, the exclusive purpose in the management of anterior skull base malignancies has been to increase survival rates. Recently, given the improved prognosis achieved, more attention has been focused on quality of life (QOL) as well. Producing data on QOL in anterior skull base cancers is hampered ...
Lavoué V - - 2013
Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) and vulvar Paget disease are managed with either vulvectomy, destructive treatments (laser, antimitotic drugs) or immunostimulants. All these options are associated with functional complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surgical technique consisting of skinning vulvectomy with split-thickness skin graft, and its effect ...
Pizarro-Berdichevsky Javier - - 2013
Genital prolapse affects up to 50 % of multiparous women and has an impact on quality of life (QoL) for many. Vaginal obliterative techniques are relevant in older patients who are not sexually active. We performed Labhardt's colpoperineocleisis in such patients. The objective was the evaluation of subjective outcomes of this ...
Fehlings Michael G - - 2013
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is the leading cause of spinal cord dysfunction worldwide. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of surgical decompression on functional, quality-of-life, and disability outcomes at one year after surgery in a large cohort of patients with this condition. Adult patients with symptomatic cervical ...
Barussaud Marie-Line - - 2013
In the short-term magnetic anal sphincter (MAS) implantation is a safe and effective treatment of faecal incontinence (FI). In this report we show that the initial results stand the test of time and patient satisfaction remains high in the mid term. Data on 23 women (median age 64 [35-78] years) ...
Khoder Wael Y - - 2013
Purpose: To report postoperative health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and patients' subjective evaluations of open pyeloplasty (OP) and retroperitoneoscopic pyeloplasty (RP) and influences on preoperative counselling. Methods: 107 patients (age 16-80 years, mean 31.5) with symptomatic primary ureteropelvic junction obstruction who underwent OP (32) or RP (75) were evaluated prospectively. ...
Mucciardi Giuseppe - - 2013
To evaluate quality of life (QoL) and overall survival after radical cystectomy with cutaneous ureterostomies for advanced bladder cancer in elderly patients with high surgical risk. 58 patients, over74 years of age (mean age 80,6±4,3) with locally advanced bladder cancer (group A), underwent radical cystectomy and ureterocutaneous diversion. Patients completed ...
Erickson Kevin F - - 2013
Chinese translation In the TEMPO (Tolvaptan Efficacy and Safety in Management of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease and Its Outcomes) trial, tolvaptan significantly reduced expansion of kidney volume and loss of kidney function. To determine how the benefits of tolvaptan seen in TEMPO may relate to longer-term health outcomes, such ...
Troendle David M - - 2013
To demonstrate that an appropriately trained pediatric gastroenterologist can perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for suspected choledocholithiasis both safely and effectively. Retrospective analysis of ERCP experience from 11/2006 to 5/2012. Only ERCPs performed by a pediatric gastroenterologist on pediatric patients for the indication of suspected choledocholithiasis were included for formal ...
Azarnoush Kasra - - 2013
Commonly the frequency of international normalized ratio (INR) monitoring with a conventional laboratory test in stable patients is once a month. When using a dedicated personal device for INR assessment, the frequency may be increased to two or more times a month. To show that INR assessed by self-measurement at ...
Blazejczyk Katarzyna - - 2013
The objective of this long-term study is to compare data on postoperative quality of life with objective functional measurements in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who have undergone laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Between 1995 and 2005, 162 patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease underwent laparoscopic surgery. A minimum of 4 years after surgery, ...
De Oliveira Gildasio S GS - - 2013
Few multimodal strategies to minimize postoperative pain and improve recovery have been examined in morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of systemic intraoperative lidocaine on postoperative quality of recovery when compared to saline. The study was a prospective ...
Shen Chaoyong - - 2013
Background/Aims: This study aims to compare postoperative quality of life (QOL) in adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction (AEG) patients who underwent different reconstructions after proximal gastrectomy. Methodology: A total of 158 consecutive AEG patients (Siewert type II/III) between January 2009 and February 2012 were included in this study. Eighty-seven patients underwent ...
Rodriguez Silvana Arciniegas - - 2013
Aim Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality is associated with survival outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of simplified dispatcher CPR instructions to improve the chest compression (CC) quality during simulated pediatric cardiac arrest in public places. Methods Adult bystanders recruited in public ...
Hsu Ron-Bin - - 2013
Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) was developed to decrease postoperative mortality and morbidity. Surgeon experience influences outcome. The required levels of surgical proficiency and maturation of technical skills are uncertain. We sought to assess the surgical proficiency in OPCAB and to identify the required levels of technical maturation. We included ...
Li Ning-Ning - - 2013
Supplementation of fish oil (FO) containing lipid emulsions has been associated with a reduction in the length of hospital stay, infections and liver dysfunction in patients undergoing major surgery. We carried out a meta-analysis and subgroup analysis to examine randomised clinical trial (RCT)-based evidence of the aforementioned effects. Four databases, ...
Buléon Clément C CHU de Caen, Pôle Réanimations - Anesthésie - SAMU, F-14000 Caen, France. Electronic address: - - 2013
Cardiac arrest survival depends on celerity and efficiency of life support action. Guidelines emphasized the chest compression (CC) quality and feedback devices are encouraged. The purpose is to study the impact of the CPRmeter feedback device on resuscitation performed by untrained rescuers. This is a prospective randomized crossover study on ...
Kajino Kentaro - - 2013
In Japan, ambulance staffing for cardiac arrest responses consists of a 3-person unit with at least one emergency life-saving technician (ELST). Recently, the number of ELSTs on ambulances has increased since it is believed that this improves the quality of on-scene care leading to better outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ...
Savarino Edoardo - - 2013
OBJECTIVES:Postsurgical recurrence of Crohn's disease (CD) is very frequent and, to date, only infliximab has been shown to be useful in preventing it. The efficacy of adalimumab (ADA) is poorly known. We evaluated whether the administration of ADA after resective intestinal surgery reduces postoperative CD recurrence.METHODS:We randomly assigned 51 patients ...
Arnold Suzanne V - - 2013
Background-Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has emerged as a less invasive option for valve replacement of patients with severe aortic stenosis. Although it has been recommended that TAVR should not be offered to patients who will not improve functionally or derive meaningful survival benefit from the procedure, no guidance exists ...
Adler Andreas - - 2013
Background and study aims: The German screening colonoscopy program is accompanied by a central registry that records the main outcome quality indicators, namely colonoscopy completion rate, adenoma detection rate (ADR), and complication rate. The aim of the present study was to assess the quality of these registry data by comparing ...
Ward V D - - 2013
Intrathecal opioid administration yields high quality analgesia with an associated low incidence of side effects and complication. The benefits of spinal "opioid only technique" include absence of neuronal blockade, infusion pump malfunction and sympathetic blockade. This technique declined after serious side effects were reported in the 1990s. To report on ...
Ventham N T - - 2013
To evaluate long-term renal outcomes after open type IV thoracoabdominal aneurysm (TAAA) repair. Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database of consecutive operated non-ruptured type IV TAAAs (2007-2011). Renal function was analysed by serum creatinine concentration, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) stage. The ...
Parker Scott L - - 2013
Object Suboccipital decompression is a common procedure for patients with Chiari malformation Type I (CMI). Published studies have reported complication rates ranging from 3% to 40%, with pseudomeningocele being one of the most common complications. To date, there are no studies assessing the effect of this complication on long-term outcome. ...
Bernhardt Gerwin A - - 2013
Sportsmen's groin (SG) is a clinical diagnosis of chronic, painful musculotendinous injury to the medial inguinal floor in the absence of a groin hernia. Long-term results for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, especially data on health-related quality of life (HRQOL), are scant and there are no available data whatsoever on HRQOL ...
Patel G S - - 2013
Indwelling central venous catheters (CVCs) have been increasingly used to enable delivery of intravenous chemotherapy. We aimed to compare the safety and cost of two commonly used CVCs, peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICCs) and ports, in the delivery of chemotherapy in patients with non-haematological malignancies. Seventy patients were randomly ...
Lezoche Emanuele - - 2013
For selected patients with rectal cancer, endoluminal locoregional resection (ELRR) by transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) may be an alternative treatment option to laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (LTME). Few data are available on quality of life (QoL) after LTME and TEM. This study aimed to compare short- and medium-term QoL for ...
Mojoli F - - 2013
Background: Thanks to significant technical improvements, VA-ECMO is increasingly used to reverse circulatory collapse refractory to standard treatments. Methods: We studied patients who underwent VA-ECMO due to primary cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest between January 2008 and June 2011 at our institution. Variables related to hospital survival were analyzed. Long-term ...
McRae Sheila - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Benefits of graft harvest from the side contralateral to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient leg have been identified when using bone-patellar tendon-bone autografts in ACL reconstruction (ACLR). As hamstring tendon autografts are becoming more commonly used, a study examining the effect of contralateral graft harvest of semitendinosus gracilis (STG) tendons ...
Aanaes K - - 2013
The paranasal sinuses can be a bacterial reservoir for pulmonary infections in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) Methodology: In this prospective, non-randomised, uncontrolled, intervention cohort study, the clinical effect of sinus surgery followed by two weeks` intravenous antibiotics, 6 months` antibiotic nasal irrigations was assessed in 106 CF patients. One ...
Gallelli L - - 2013
We investigated the effects of celecoxib, diclofenac, and ibuprofen on the disease-specific quality of life, synovial fluid cytokines and signal transduction pathways in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). Ninety patients scheduled for a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were randomized to six groups that were treated with low and high dosages of ...
Osterberg E Charles - - 2013
To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and outcomes of men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia undergoing 532-nm GreenLight laser prostatectomy in the office-based setting. From September 2007 to October 2011, 47 patients underwent office-based 532-nm GreenLight laser prostatectomy by a single surgeon. Patients were enrolled prospectively and preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative ...
Nusstein John M - - 2013
Effect of premedication with ibuprofen and dexamethasone on success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block for teeth with asymptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized clinical trial. Shahi S, Moktari H, Rahimi S, Yavari HR, Narimani S, Abdolrahmi M, Nezafati S. J Endod 2013;39(2):160-2. John M. Nusstein, DDS, MS PURPOSE/QUESTION: To determine ...
Tayfun Mehmet Ali - - 2013
This study evaluated the outcome in adult patients with laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) and assessed the effect of procedures on their quality-of-life scores. The study included 15 adult patients with LTS (11 males [73.3%], 4 females [26.7%]; mean age, 32 years [range, 10-52 years]) treated at the Department of Otolaryngology Head ...
Wang Jing - - 2013
The aims of this study were to evaluate postoperative quality of life in patients who have had resections of tongue cancer and reconstruction by flaps and to collect information about their sociocultural situation. In this cross-sectional study, patients with primary tongue cancer treated with total and subtotal tongue resection in ...
Heintzbergen Sanne - - 2013
Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (MoM HRA) has emerged as an alternative to total hip arthroplasty (THA) for younger active patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Birmingham hip resurfacing is the most common MoM HRA in Alberta, and is therefore compared with conventional THA. The objective of this study was to estimate the ...
Shahir Kaushik - - 2013
We sought to determine whether reduced scan range (z axis) computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) technique in 18- to 40-year age group can accurately detect pulmonary embolism (PE) and other important conditions and to quantify the resulting dose reduction. We retrospectively identified 200 patients in the age group of 18 ...
Son Seung Jun - - 2013
To evaluate the recovery of continence after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) and open radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). We identified 258 patients who underwent surgery by a single surgeon to treat localized prostate cancer. The patients were divided into two groups according to operative method. In group 1, 146 consecutive patients ...
Abulhasan Mohamad - - 2013
Giardiasis may present with dyspeptic symptoms that may mimic other gastrointestinal and/or biliary disorders. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of giardiasis in stool and duodenal aspirate of patients with NUD, assess symptomatic benefit of therapy, and compare the diagnostic tools for giardiasis utilizing stool and ...
Persiani P - - 2013
Objectives. To evaluate clinical and radiographic mid-term outcomes and improvement in quality of life in pediatric patients affected by LDM and who underwent partial or total/subtotal meniscectomy. Materials and Methods. 28 patients (12 M, 16 F), mean age 8.3 years old (range: 6-13) affected by LDM with symptoms and/or meniscal ...
Guttman Dan D Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, affiliated with Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, - - 2013
Voice restoration following total laryngectomy is an important part of patients' rehabilitation and long-term quality of life. To evaluate the long-term outcome of indwelling voice prostheses inserted during (primary procedure) or after (secondary procedure) total laryngectomy. The study group included 90 patients who underwent total laryngectomy and tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) ...
Zanatta Fabricio Batistin FB Department of Stomatology, UFSM - Federal University of Santa Maria, RS, - - 2013
Previous systematic reviews have demonstrated better results with enamel matrix derivative proteins (EMDP) as compared with open flap debridement (OFD) for the management of infrabony periodontal defects (IPD). The aim of this study was to determine whether these differences vary according to the follow-up and quality of the studies. Cochrane ...
Woo Seung Hyo - - 2013
Purpose: The recovery of potency following radical prostatectomy is complex and has a very wide range. In this study we analyzed in detail the precise pattern of recovery of potency following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). Materials and Methods: Prospectively collected database of patients with a minimum follow-up of 1 year ...
Annunziato Rachel A - - 2013
To compare the impact of a transition coordinator on outcomes for pediatric liver transplant recipients vs a historical comparison group. To examine the utility of a transition coordinator, medication adherence, as measured by SDs of tacrolimus blood levels (Tacrolimus SD), was compared between the "transition coordinator group" (20 transplant recipients ...
Bozkurt Ibrahim Halil - - 2013
To evaluate the long-term results of using Memotherm (Angiomed Gmbh & Co.) prostatic stents in the treatment of bladder outlet obstruction from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in patients with high anesthetic risk for surgery. A total of 29 patients with BPH, who were ruled unfit for surgery, underwent a prostatic ...
Czapiga Bogdan - - 2013
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) secondary to ruptured cerebral aneurysm is a common and frequently devastating condition with a high mortality and morbidity among survivors. The purpose of this study was to conduct a long-term follow-up of SAH patients, assess the changes in functional outcomes, describe quality of life (QOL), and determine ...
Tang Kun - - 2013
Purpose: To assess the efficacy and safety of TmLRP versus TURP for treating with BPH. Methods: A systematic search of the electronic databases, including Medline, Scopus, CNKI and the Cochrane Library was performed up to May 1, 2013. The pooled outcomes of interest assessing the two techniques included demographic and ...
Kim Chi Heon - - 2013
There may be patients with spinal metastasis for whom neither vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty nor open surgery is appropriate. Percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (PPSF) may fill the gap between techniques. To assess the outcome of the PPSF and radiotherapy/chemotherapy. PPSF was performed for 16 patients (mean age, 57 ± 12 years) with pathologic fractures, Tomita ...
Hong Liu - - 2013
The incidence of esophagogastric junctional adenocarcinoma is increasing, and the surgery is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. This study aims to evaluate whether three-field minimally invasive surgery promotes outcome as compared with three-incision open surgery. From January 1, 2009, to March 1, 2012, 114 consecutive patients with Siewert ...
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