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Kotarska Katarzyna K Department of Physical Culture and Health Promotion, University of Szczecin, 70 067 Szczecin, - - 2014
Background/Aim. With the improvement of the outcomes after liver transplantation (LTx), health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and physical activity are becoming significant outcome parameters. We prospectively assessed these parameters in patients with autoimmune and nonautoimmune liver disorders undergoing LTx. Materials and Methods. Patients (n = 107) were subdivided into 3 ...
Ekinci Yakup Y Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey. - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (BTKA) and unilateral total knee arthroplasty (UTKA) in terms of morbidity, clinical and radiological findings and quality of life. Methods: The study included 48 simultaneous BTKAs (46 females, 2 males; mean age: 64.00±8.31 years) and 53 ...
Chan Siu Ling SL The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hongkong. - - 2014
It has been proposed that in-brace correction is the best guideline for prediction of the results of brace treatment for patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). However, bracing may be a stressful experience for patients and bracing non-compliance could be psychologically related. The purpose of this study was to assess ...
Ferrari Renata - - 2014
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is a relevant complication after cardiac surgery that affects patient outcome. The study aims was to prospectively evaluate neurocognitive functions, quality of life (QoL) and psychological distress following minimally invasive mitral valve (MV) repair. A total of 98 consecutive patients (64 males, 34 females; mean age ...
Nechvatal P - - 2014
Objective: The aim of this paper is to determine whether standard spa treatment significantly affects disability, functional status, and quality of life of patients after surgery of intervertebral discs in the cervical spine.Material and methods: The study was performed in patients who underwent an artificial intervertebral disc replacement in the ...
Gonder John R JR Ivey Eye Institute, St. Joseph's Health Centre, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, ON, Canada N6A - - 2014
Purpose. To characterize the economic and quality of life burden of diabetic macular edema (DME) in Canadian patients. Patients and Methods. 145 patients with DME were followed for 6 months with monthly telephone interviews and medical chart reviews at months 0, 3, and 6. Visual acuity in the worst-seeing eye ...
Lam Nicholas C K NC Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, - - 2014
Background. For hand surgery, brachial plexus blocks provide effective anesthesia but produce undesirable numbness. We hypothesized that distal peripheral nerve blocks will better preserve motor function while providing effective anesthesia. Methods. Adult subjects who were scheduled for elective ambulatory hand surgery under regional anesthesia and sedation were recruited and randomly ...
Gentile Maurizio - - 2014
"Outlet obstruction" is a complex functional disorder compelling patients to exhausting uneffective attempts to void. This study was designed to compare the effectiveness and a safety of the endorectal proctopexy (internal Delorme) vs STARR procedure in two groups of patients. A total of 66 patients with rectocele and associated mucosal ...
Elsharif Mohamed M Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, United - - 2014
Background Carpal tunnel syndrome is traditionally treated with open release through a long palmar incision, which leaves some patients with pillar pain and scar tenderness. The Knifelight (Stryker, Kalamazoo, MI) is an exciting new instrument that allows minimally invasive release of the transcarpal ligament without subjecting the patient to the ...
Nasher Omar O 0000-0002-5463-0142 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2UH, - - 2014
Aim. To evaluate the efficacy of the Peristeen (Ⓒ) transanal irrigation system when treating faecal incontinence in children due to chronic idiopathic constipation. Methods. A retrospective study was conducted of the first cohort of patients affected with faecal incontinence and referred to our centre for Peristeen (Ⓒ) transanal irrigation treatment ...
Galen Donald I DI San Ramon Ob/Gyn, 11030 Bollinger Canyon Rd, Ste 250, San Ramon, CA 94582, USA. - - 2014
To review phase II and phase III treatments of symptomatic uterine fibroids (myomas) using laparoscopic radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation (RFVTA). We performed a retrospective, multicenter clinical analysis of 206 consecutive cases of ultrasound-guided laparoscopic RFVTA of symptomatic myomas conducted on an outpatient basis under two phase II studies at 2 ...
Dughera Luca L Digestive Motility and Endoscopy, Department of Medicine, Città della Salute e della Scienza, Via Genova, 10121 Turin, - - 2014
From June 2002 to March 2013 26 patients that underwent Stretta procedure (16 females, 10 males) reached to date an eight-year follow-up. Primary end point of the study was to verify the durability of the procedure at this time. All patients underwent clinical evaluation by upper endoscopy, oesophageal pressure, and ...
Shi R X - - 2014
To evaluate the surgical outcomes following total pelvic floor reconstruction (TPFR) and transvaginal hysterectomy (TVH). This was a retrospective cohort study of all patients who underwent TPFR or TVH repair for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) between January 2005 and January 2011. A total of 251 consecutive women were evaluated prior ...
Shi Dongquan D The Center of Diagnosis and Treatment for Joint Disease, Drum Tower Hospital Affiliated to Medical School of Nanjing University, Zhongshan Road 321, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, China ; Laboratory for Bone and Joint Diseases, Model Animal Research Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210061, - - 2014
Objective. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an inflammatory rheumatic disease, will gradually lead to severe hip joint dysfunction. Total hip arthroplasty is a useful method to improve patients' quality of life. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence and risk factors of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) between AS and ...
Sun Bin B Department of Urology, the General Air Force Hospital of People's Liberation Army, Beijing 100142, - - 2014
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term clinical effects of sigmoidrectal&nbsp;pouch for urinary diversion. Materials and Methods: A total of 45 patients, including 40 males and 5 females, underwent&nbsp;sigmoid-rectal pouch procedure. The patients aged from 38 to 70 years with a mean age of&nbsp;59 years. The ...
Ignjatovic Ivan M IM Clinical Center Nis/Clinic of Urology, Zorana Djindjica 46, 18000 Nis, Serbia. - - 2014
Purpose: To compare urethral reconstructions in patients after several years with or without&nbsp;blind urethral dilatation. Materials and Methods: A retrospective study of 107 patients with urethral reconstructions&nbsp;was performed. Sixty patients with a long history of blind urethral dilatation (group 1) were&nbsp;compared with 47 patients without prior dilatations (group 2). Results: ...
Li Sheng S Department of Urology, Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, Wuhan, People's Republic of - - 2014
Holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP) in surgical treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) potentially offers advantages over transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified from PubMed, EMBASE, Science Citation Index, and the Cochrane Library up to October 10, 2013 (updated on February 5, 2014). After ...
Liu Ming-Yi MY 0000-0002-1421-6289 Department of Nutrition, Tainan Sin-Lau Hospital, No. 57, Section 1, Dongmen Road, Tainan City 70142, - - 2014
We present a 50-year-old male who suffered from ischemic bowel disease, having undergone massive resection of small intestine and ileocecal valve. He had to cope with 40 cm proximal jejunum and 70 cm distal colon remaining. In the postoperative period parenteral nutrition (PN) was used immediately for nutrition support and electrolyte imbalance ...
Bulková Veronika V Department of Cardiology and Angiology, St. Anne's University Hospital and International Clinical Research Center, Brno, Czech Republic (V.B.) Department of Cardiology and Angiology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (V.B., H., J., - - 2014
Changes in quality of life (QoL) after catheter ablation for long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LSPAF) are not well described. We sought to compare QoL improvement after catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) versus that after LSPAF. A total of 261 PAF and 126 LSPAF ablation recipients were prospectively followed ...
Hussein Eiman E Cairo University Blood Bank, Department of Clinical Pathology, Cairo University, Egypt; - - 2014
To evaluate the impact of collection procedure on the in vitro quality of red blood cells (RBC), we studied 30 units of apheresis-prepared RBC (ARBC) and 30 units of manually collected RBC (MRBC). We performed assays on day 1 and day 21 of the study, evaluating red cell mass volume ...
Zapletal Ch C Department of Surgery, Dr. Horst-Schmidt-Klinik, Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 100, 65199, Wiesbaden, Germany, - - 2013
The Merendino (MER) procedure has been evaluated as an alternative to transthoracic esophageal resection (TER) for early stage Barrett's carcinoma. Apart from reducing morbidity and mortality, improvements concerning postoperative health-related quality of life (HRQL) have been postulated. The aim of our study was to compare HRQL between these procedures. Between ...
Aktas Binhan Kagan BK Urology Clinic, Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2013
To evaluate how voiding function and quality of life (QoL) were affected by transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy with respect to prostatic size and to determine whether there is a size-bothersomeness relationship. Ninety-two patients who were candidates for prostate biopsy were included. Ten-core prostate biopsies were taken, and patients were followed ...
Takei Yutaka Y Department of medical science and technology, Hiroshima International University. Electronic address: - - 2013
To identify the factors associated with good-quality bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BCPR). Data were prospectively collected from 553 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) managed with BCPR in the absence of emergency medical technicians (EMT) during 2012. The quality of BCPR was evaluated by EMTs at the scene and was assessed according to ...
Gunn Jarmo M JM Heart Center, Turku University Hospital, - - 2013
PurposeHealth related quality of life (HRQoL)measured on the EuroQOL-5D -questionnaire have been shown to improve after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), the present study investigated whether changes in HRQoL predict later morbidity.MethodsIncluded were 404 consecutive patients undergoing isolated CABG between 2008 and 2010 who filled the EQ-5D -questionnaire at baseline ...
Muramaki Mototsugu M Division of Urology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0017, - - 2013
To investigate the changes in postoperative quality of life (QOL) in patients with prostate cancer who underwent laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) or minimum incision endoscopic radical prostatectomy (MIE-RP). This study included a total of 115 Japanese patients with clinically localized prostate cancer who underwent either LRP or MIE-RP and were ...
Salih Sevdi M M Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2013
We hypothesized that, after axillary block, positioning the patient in a lateral position with the injected side down and simultaneously in a 20° Trendelenburg position will increase the success rate and quality of the block. Fifty patients with chronic renal failure (ASA 2-3) scheduled for arteriovenous fistula surgery were included ...
Thaysen H V HV Department of Surgery P, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, - - 2013
Advances in the treatment of rectal cancer have made it possible to perform complex rectal cancer surgery (COMP-RCS) in patients with primary advanced rectal cancer penetrating beyond the total mesorectal excision planes and in patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer. The aim of this study was to examine Health-related Quality ...
Yamamoto Mayumi M Department of Cardiology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, - - 2013
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients have a reduced quality-of-life (QoL) despite the fact that the majority of AF episodes are asymptomatic. Asymptomatic AF is likely to be associated with substantial morbidity and mortality rates similar to those with symptomatic AF, whereas its effect on the QoL has not yet been ...
Su Naichuan N State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China; Department of Prosthodontics, West China School of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. Electronic address: - - 2013
To evaluate the changes in oral-health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients with temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJ-OA) who underwent five weekly hyaluronic acid injections together with oral glucosamine hydrochloride for three months. This prospective observational study included 211 consecutive patients who completed the Chinese version of the 14-item Oral Health ...
Mick Paul P *Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; and †Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, - - 2013
Ménière's disease (MD) that results in bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss is a rare indication for cochlear implantation; only a few studies exist documenting performance in these patients. The primary objective was to compare the difference in preoperative to 12-month postoperative speech perception scores among subjects with MD ...
Harding Paula P Department of Physiotherapy, The Alfred, Melbourne, VIC, - - 2013
People with osteoarthritis (OA) often are physically inactive. Surgical treatment including total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty can substantially improve pain, physical function, and quality of life. However, their impact on physical activity levels is less clear. We used accelerometers to measure levels of physical activity pre- and (6 ...
Lehtihet Mikael M Department of Medicine/Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet and Centre for Andrology and Sexual Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital , Stockholm , - - 2013
Abstract Objective.Varicocele is present in approximately 30-40% of men evaluated for infertility and in 10-20% of the general male population, but the association between varicocele, compromised semen quality and male infertility remains unclear. This indicates that varicocele may impair spermatogenesis or in some other way mitigate sperm quality. Better understanding ...
Marinello Franco G FG Departmento de Cirugía y Digestología, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, - - 2013
Laparoscopic Heller myotomy has become the gold standard procedure for patients with achalasia. This study evaluates the clinical status, quality of life, and functional outcomes after laparoscopic Heller myotomy. We analyzed patients who underwent laparoscopic Heller myotomy with an associated anti-reflux procedure from October 1998 to December 2010. Before surgery, ...
Acar Ozlem O Research Fellow, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Prosthetics, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey.. Electronic address: - - 2013
It is not clear whether newly introduced cordless displacement systems are better able to manage gingiva than conventional systems. The purpose of this in vivo study was to evaluate the gingival management ability of 4 different displacement methods with a standardized subgingival preparation finish line. The effects of 4 displacement techniques ...
Liu Mingmin M Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yang-Pu Center Hospital, Shanghai, - - 2013
To assess the long-term efficacy and quality of life associated with laparoscopic bilateral uterine artery occlusion plus partial resection of symptomatic adenomyosis. A total of 182 eligible patients with symptomatic adenomyosis were treated by laparoscopic bilateral uterine artery occlusion plus partial resection of adenomyosis from July 2003 to July 2009. ...
Passot G G Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud Pierre Bénite, Department of Oncologic and General Surgery, France; Université Lyon 1, EMR 37-38, Lyon, - - 2013
Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) have demonstrated promising results in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of this combined procedure on quality of life (QoL). A prospective single centre study of 216 consecutive patients treated with CRS ...
Tshomba Yamume Y Department of Vascular Surgery, Scientific Institute H. San Raffaele, Vita-Salute University School of Medicine, Milan, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to determine predictors of improved quality of life and claudication in patients undergoing spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for critical lower limb ischemia. We retrospectively analyzed 101 consecutive patients with few meter claudication and nonhealing ulcer who underwent definitive SCS. These patients were selected among ...
Tay Edgar L W EL National University Heart Centre, Cardiology Department, - - 2013
Percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip(®) (Abbott, Abbott Park, IL,USA) can reduce mitral regurgitation (MR) and improve symptoms and quality of life in patients with severe mitral regurgitation. While this therapy is safe, there have been reports of single leaflet detachment where the MitraClip remains attached only to one ...
Law Elizabeth M EM 2 Southend University Hospital, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex - - - 2013
<p><bold>Purpose:</bold> To evaluate visual and refractive outcomes, contrast sensitivity, and quality of vision after cataract surgery with the implantation of a new modality of trifocal intraocular lens (IOL).</p><p><bold>Methods:</bold> This case series comprised 30 patients who had bilateral implantation of the AT.LISA tri 839 MP trifocal IOL after phacoemulsification for either ...
Vermeer Marloes - - 2013
Where health economic studies are frequently performed using modelling, with input from randomized controlled trials and best guesses, we used real-life data to analyse the cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of a treatment strategy aiming to the target of remission compared to usual care in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We used real-life ...
Hong Kwang Dae KD Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, - - 2013
The study aimed to evaluate the outcome of various procedures for patients following failed sphincteroplasty. Patients who underwent surgery for failed sphincteroplasty from 1/2000-6/2012 were identified. They were assessed using the fecal incontinence quality of life (FIQoL) scale and Cleveland Clinic Florida FI Score (CCFFIS). 59 patients [97% females; median ...
Larsen Christian Grønhøj CG Clinic of Dermatology, Store Torv 5, 8000 Aarhus, - - 2013
Background: Real-life data on the therapeutic effectiveness and costs of etanercept are scarce. Objectives: To assess the clinical and economic impact of etanercept in patients with psoriasis in Denmark and Norway. Material & methods: This prospective, non-interventional study in a private dermatologist care setting in Denmark and Norway included patients ...
Wang Eugen Y-H EY Centre for Clinical Research, Sörmland, Uppsala University , Eskilstuna , - - 2013
Abstract Background. Minimally invasive laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) has proven equally effective as open surgery in terms of cancer control and peroperative complication rate with less bleeding and postoperative pain. However, long-term follow-up data after LRP are scarce, especially as related to quality of life (QoL). Aim. To compare QoL ...
Klineberg Eric E *Department of Orthopaedics University of California at Davis †Baylor Health Care System, Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement Southern Methodist University, Department of Economics ‡Baylor Scoliosis Center - - 2013
Single-center, retrospective study of consecutive surgeries. Evaluate the reliability of previously published anterior fusion grading systems and assess the ability of health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) outcomes to predict pseudarthrosis (PSAR). Despite existing radiographic indicators, PSAR may still go unidentified on biplanar radiographs, and little data is available on the reliability of ...
Sengodan Prasanna - - 2013
Abstract Background: Bleeding stomal varices (BSV) is a common problem in patients undergoing an ileostomy or colostomy. The diagnosis is often delayed as blood loss occurs in small amounts over a period of time, usually from minor anastamosing blood vessels at the ostomy site making it hard to diagnose. Treatment ...
Murdoch B B Broadway Surgical Clinic, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Electronic address: - - 2013
Alloplastic total temporomandibular joint replacement (TMJ TJR) has been performed in New Zealand utilizing the TMJ Concepts patient-fitted system since 2000. The data analysed in this study were collected retrospectively from questionnaires sent to all maxillofacial surgeons in New Zealand who had implanted TMJ Concepts devices between 2000 and 2011. ...
Verma Subodh - - 2013
Neointimal hyperplasia secondary to vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) activation limits the long-term patency of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs). We compared markers of vascular injury and VSMC activation in SVGs harvested using the pedicled 'no-touch' (NT) vs the conventional (CON) technique. Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery were enrolled in ...
Greene Christina L CL University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, - - 2013
The aim of this study was to evaluate alimentary satisfaction, gastrointestinal symptoms, and quality of life ≥10 years after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up. Patients who had undergone esophagectomy with gastric pull-up before 2003 were interviewed regarding their alimentary function and completed the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life and RAND short-form, 36-item, ...
Ayeni Olufemi R - - 2013
With further understanding of the function and the importance of the hip labrum, greater attention has been paid to preserve and repair the damaged labrum. Hip labrum reconstruction has been described to optimize hip preservation when the labrum is deficient. This systematic review aimed to explore and identify the reported ...
Rampersaud Y R - - 2013
It is well accepted that hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA) for osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with reliable and sustained improvements in postoperative health related quality of life (HRQoL). Although several studies have demonstrated comparable outcomes to THA/TKA following surgical intervention for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), the sustainability of the outcome ...
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