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Filbay Stephanie R - - 2013
BACKGROUND:Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACLRs) are frequently performed on young, active patients and can result in persistent knee symptoms and activity limitations that may affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL). To date, there has been no systematic review of HRQoL outcomes after ACLR. PURPOSE:The objectives of this study were to ...
Mise Yoshihiro - - 2013
Liver resection is the mainstay of curative treatment for localized hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the impact of surgery for HCC on quality of life (QOL) has not been well assessed. Health-related QOL was assessed using the Short Form-36 questionnaire in 108 patients who underwent a liver resection for HCC between ...
Kreiner D Scott - - 2013
This study's objective was to determine if the literature supports use of the Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (mild®) procedure (Vertos Medical, Aliso Viejo, CA, USA) to reduce pain and improve function in patients with symptomatic degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. The study was designed as an evidence-based review of available data. ...
Park Ji Yeon - - 2013
This study was designed to assess the chronological change in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) following robot-assisted distal gastrectomy (RADG) for early gastric cancer (EGC) and to compare the HRQOL of the patients undergoing RADG with that of the general population. Patients undergoing RADG for EGC between March 2010 and ...
Yu Yang - - 2013
To prospectively evaluate the efficiency and safety of ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous microwave ablation (PMWA) in treating symptomatic submucosal uterine fibroids (SSUFs). Self-control study (Canadian Task Force classification II-1). A single centre (Department of Interventional Ultrasonics, General Hospital of Chinese PLA, Beijing, China). Twenty-two premenopausal women with 22 SSUFs. All of ...
Marcus-André Deutsch - - 2013
Aortic valve stenosis (AVS) is the most frequent acquired valvular heartdisease in western industrialized countries and its prevalence considerably increases with age. Once becoming symptomatic severe AVS has a very poor prognosis. Progressive and rapid symptom deterioration leads to an impairment of functional status and compromised health related quality-of-life (HrQoL) ...
Watadani Yusuke - - 2013
Sacrocolpopexy with rectopexy is advocated for combined rectal and vaginal prolapse, but limited outcome data have been reported. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the indications and outcomes of sacrocolpopexy and rectopexy by comparing pre- and postoperative function and quality of life. A retrospective review of prospectively collected ...
Rodriguez-Merchan Emerito Carlos - - 2013
Total knee replacement is an operation frequently needed by hemophilia patients, which greatly improves their quality of life. This operation, however, carries a higher risk of bleeding and infection for hemophiliacs than it does for osteoarthritis sufferers. It is advisable to implant prosthetic components using antibiotic-loaded cement. It is essential ...
Hexsel Doris - - 2013
Although botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) has been used effectively and safely to reduce facial dynamic wrinkles, few studies assessed patients' quality of life and satisfaction after treatment.<br /> To assess the quality of life and satisfaction of patients treated with full-face injections of variable doses of abobotulinum toxin A ...
Corona P S PS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, - - 2013
PURPOSE. To evaluate the pain level and patient satisfaction as well as the fusion and infection eradication rates after knee arthrodesis using a monolateral external fixator for failed septic total knee replacement (TKR). METHODS. Records of 10 male and 11 female consecutive patients aged 70 to 88 (mean, 81) years ...
Min Dong Suk DS Department of Urology, Eulji General Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
We retrospectively investigated the effect of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) on the basis of the degree of obstruction seen in preoperative urodynamic study in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) who complained of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The subjects of this study were 285 patients who were ...
Cakiroglu Basri B Department of Urology, Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Istanbul, Umraniye, Turkey. - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of photoselective prostate vapourisation with 120 w potassium titanyl phosphate laser in benign prostate hyperplasia patients receiving oral anti-coagulant therapy. The retrospective study was conducted at Istanbul Hisar International Hosptial and comprised 63 male patients who were on anti-coagulant therapy for comorbidities and who ...
Bozdogan Ozyilkan Nesrin N Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department, Baskent University School of Medicine, Adana, - - 2013
The addition of opioids to local anesthetics contributes to the quality of spinal anesthesia and postoperative analgesia. In our prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study, our aim was to compare the effect of low-dose sufentanil plus levobupivacaine or a fentanyl plus levobupivacaine mixture on anesthesia quality, block characteristics, newborn and mother ...
Pimenta Gunther Peres - - 2013
To evaluate the quality of life in patients undergoing vertical sleeve gastroplasty. We conducted a historical cohort study including patients with morbid obesity the in the Unified Health System (SUS), registered in the database of the General University Hospital, University of Cuiabá. All patients underwent vertical sleeve gastroplasty and were ...
Ooi A L AL University Malaya, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, - - 2013
This study aimed to evaluate the functional status and HRQoL in patients with primary intracranial tumours in Malaysia. Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS) and Modified Barthel Index (MBI) were used to assess the functional status whereas EORTC core Quality of Life Questionnaire (QLQ-C30) and Brain Cancer Module (BN-20) questionnaires were used ...
Akahoshi Tomohiko - - 2013
Transient esophageal ulceration is a common finding after sclerotherapy of varices. These ulcers sometimes cause pain, ulcer bleeding, and stricture formation. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) after Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) is a known cause of worsening ulcer formation. Therefore, an efficient drug for GER is desirable to improve the quality of ...
Jafari Seyed-Ali SA Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, - - 2013
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) usually have abnormal intestinal microbiota and dysregulated immune mediators due to massive exposure to antibiotics. Probiotics as immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory substances are considered to improve both clinical and biochemical intestinal and pulmonary function in CF patients. We decided to investigate the effects of probiotics on ...
Paulsen Aksel - - 2013
Background and purpose - The increased use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in orthopedics requires data on estimated minimal clinically important improvements (MCIIs) and patient-acceptable symptom states (PASSs). We wanted to find cut-points corresponding to minimal clinically important PRO change score and the acceptable postoperative PRO score, by estimating MCII and ...
Jaussaud N - - 2013
Aim: Circulatory failure following surgery for type A aortic dissection is frequent and associated with a high mortality rate. The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is used to treat postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock but aortic dissection is traditionally a contraindication. In 10 patients we used IABP for severe cardiogenic shock following aortic ...
Riccioni G - - 2013
Objectives: Ivabradine (IVA), a selective If current inhibitor decreasing the heart rate (HR) in patients with sinus rhythm, has been added to the most recent European Guidelines on heart failure. This selective treatment reduces HR exclusively while fully preserving myocardial contractility and relaxation, atrioventricular conduction, and ventricular repolarization, as well ...
McNamara Iain R IR Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS foundation trust, University of East Anglia, UK. Electronic address: - - 2013
Improvements in generic and disease specific scores have been reported with medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOW HTO). However, meaningful comparisons between competing surgical interventions have been hampered by the lack of a preference based single index of health related quality of life (HRQoL). The primary aim of this ...
Karakose Ayhan - - 2013
To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and postoperative outcomes of the recently developing endoscopic technique of BiVap saline vaporization of the prostate in patients with benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). Ninety-six patients who underwent transurethral resection of the prostate with BiVap system for BPO and with available data during the 1-year postoperative ...
Newman S S Faculty of Health Sciences, City University London, London, UK; Department of Health Psychology, University College London Hospitals, London, - - 2014
Cognitive problems early after surgery are often considered transient in nature. Neuropsychological performance and its relation to other recovery parameters have rarely been systematically assessed during this period. A subanalysis of the Post-operative Quality of Recovery Scale (PQRS) feasibility study included patients who completed the PQRS on day 3, and ...
Rainer T H - - 2013
Trauma care systems aim to reduce both death and disability, yet there is little data on post-trauma health status and functional outcome. To evaluate baseline, discharge, six month and 12 month post-trauma quality of life, functional outcome and predictors of quality of life in Hong Kong. Multicentre, prospective cohort study ...
Modersitzki Frank - - 2013
Cystinuria is a genetic cause of recurrent kidney stones which may be more recurrent and larger than more common non-cystine stones. They may have a greater impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). We measured this impact by surveying HRQoL in patients with stones, comparing non-cystine stone formers (NCSF) to ...
Smith Peter A - - 2013
Clubfoot can be treated nonoperatively, most commonly using a Ponseti approach, or surgically, most often with a comprehensive clubfoot release. Little is known about how these approaches compare with one another at longer term, or how patients treated with these approaches differ in terms of foot function, foot biomechanics, or ...
Dijkstra-Eshuis Joke - - 2013
Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LARP) may cause stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This study reports the effects of preoperative pelvic floor muscle therapy (PFMT) on SUI and quality of life (QoL) in men undergoing LARP. In this single-center randomized controlled trial, 122 patients undergoing LARP were assigned to an intervention group of ...
Dyrhovden Gro Sævik - - 2013
There are few Scandinavian studies on the effect of computer assisted orthopedic surgery (CAOS) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), compared to conventional technique (CON), and there is little information on effects in pain and function scores. This retrospective study has evaluated the effects of CAOS on radiological parameters and pain, ...
Del Fabbro Massimo - - 2013
The control of postoperative discomfort may improve the patient's quality of life as well as treatment acceptance. The aim of the present preliminary report was to assess if the use of autologous platelet concentrate during maxillary sinus augmentation may have a favorable impact on pain and other factors related to ...
Spackman Eldon E Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, - - 2013
The study's objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of preoperative transfusion compared with no preoperative transfusion in patients with sickle cell disease undergoing low- or medium-risk surgery. Seventy patients with sickle cell disease (HbSS/Sß(0) thal genotypes) undergoing elective surgery participated in a multicentre randomised trial, Transfusion Alternatives Preoperatively in Sickle ...
Zapletal Bernhard - - 2013
Background Efficiently performed basic life support (BLS) after cardiac arrest is proven to be effective. However, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is strenuous and rescuers' performance declines rapidly over time. Audio-visual feedback devices reporting CPR quality may prevent this decline. We aimed to investigate the effect of various CPR feedback devices on ...
Dhankhar Devi S - - 2013
Lichtenstein repair (preferably under local anesthesia) or totally extraperitoneal repair (TEP) are both good options for treating uncomplicated unilateral inguinal hernia. We performed a prospective randomized trial to compare the outcome of TEP repair under general anesthesia versus open Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty under local anesthesia. Adult men with primary unilateral ...
Toplu Yuksel - - 2013
In this study, we evaluated clinical results and health-related quality of life in our otoplasty patients in whom we used cartilage resection method (CRM) and suturing method (SM). A total of 132 ears of 77 patients (36 males, 41 females; mean age 14.6 ± 6.4) between January 2006 and February ...
Wang Quan - - 2013
Background and Objective: Several studies suggested that pancreatic stents had some benefit during pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), but others disagree. Whether pancreatic duct stents could prevent postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is still under controversy. Methods: Randomized controlled trials published before November 2012 were all aggregated, focusing on the evaluation of pancreatic duct ...
Dodson John A - - 2013
The ICD Registry™ was established in 2006 in part to measure quality of care in patients undergoing ICD implantation; however, whether outcomes have improved since initiation of the registry is unknown. Our objective was to examine changes over time in three quality metrics available from the registry. We performed an ...
Shen She-Liang - - 2013
It has been reported that dexmedetomidine (DEX) can be used for conscious sedation in awake craniotomy, but few data exist to compare DEX versus propofol (PRO). To compare the efficacy and safety of DEX versus PRO for conscious sedation in awake craniotomy. Thirty patients of American Society of Anesthesiologists grade ...
Songu Murat - - 2013
Abstract Conclusions: Vocal and ventricular fold lateralization using crossing sutures with the thyroplasty window technique is an effective and durable procedure for the management of patients with bilateral vocal fold immobility. Objectives: To review the long-term results of bilateral vocal fold immobility in 26 patients treated with vocal and ventricular ...
Zaidi R - - 2013
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of modern total ankle replacements (TARs) to determine the survivorship, outcome, complications, radiological findings and range of movement, in patients with end-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the ankle who undergo this procedure. We used the methodology of the Cochrane Collaboration, which uses risk of ...
Tashjian Robert Z - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation of rotator cuff musculotendinous junction (MTJ) retraction with healing after rotator cuff repair and with preoperative sagittal tear size. We reviewed preoperative and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of 51 patients undergoing arthroscopic single-row rotator cuff repair between March ...
Fang Y - - 2013
This meta-analysis aimed to investigate whether preoperative biliary drainage (PBD) is beneficial to patients with obstructive jaundice. Data from randomized clinical trials related to safety and effectiveness of PBD versus no PBD were extracted by two independent reviewers. Risk ratios, rate ratios or mean differences were calculated with 95 per ...
Sutcliffe P - - 2013
Advanced heart failure (HF) is a debilitating condition for which heart transplant (HT) offers the best treatment option. However, the supply of donor hearts is diminishing and demand greatly exceeds supply. Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are surgically implanted pumps used as an alternative to transplant (ATT) or as a bridge ...
Uema Rogerio Takeyoshi - - 2013
To assess venous hemodynamics and quality of life at lest five years after varicose vein stripping. We conducted a prospective study with 39 patients (63 limbs) with primary lower limbs varicose veins. Preoperatively, all patients were subjected to clinical evaluation, duplex ultrassound, air plethysmography (APG), and CIVIQ questionnaire of quality ...
Carvalho Francisco Amaral Egydio de FA Hospital Santa Cruz, Curitiba, PR, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2013
Analgesia after caesarean section is important because postpartum women with pain have difficulty in mobility, which undermines breastfeeding. Intrathecal morphine provides adequate and prolonged analgesia after cesarean. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of analgesia provided by two doses of intrathecal morphine and its side effects ...
Shen Chaoyong - - 2013
This study aims to compare postoperative quality of life (QOL) in adenocarcinoma of esophagogastric junction (AEG) patients who underwent different reconstructions after proximal gastrectomy. 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 gastric tube ...
Ersberg Anna - - 2013
Background and purpose There have been few prospective reports on quality of life in patients treated surgically for scoliosis. We compared patients with idiopathic, congenital, and neuromuscular scoliosis. Methods Data on 9- to 20-year-old patients were collected from the SweSpine registry. EQ-5D and (for a subset) SRS-22r were assessed preoperatively ...
Tomaszewski Wiesław W College of Physiotherapy, Wrocław, - - 2013
Background. The aim of the study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and broadly defined quality of life in patients with hip osteoatrthritis after short stem hip arthroplasty. Material and methods. The study enrolled patients operated on at the Trauma and Orthopedics Department of St. Luke's Regional Hospital in Tarnów in ...
Reininger A J - - 2013
While prophylaxis with factor VIII (FVIII) is considered the first choice therapy for patients with severe haemophilia A the optimal prophylaxis regimen is still under scientific debate. A recent study demonstrated efficacy and safety of a PK-tailored prophylaxis regimen with rFVIII (ADVATE) aimed to maintain FVIII trough levels of ≥1% ...
De Gournay E - - 2013
Background:The aim of this study was to assess long-term quality of life (QoL) over a period of 6 years in women with breast cancer (BC) who underwent sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), or SLNB followed by ALND.Methods:The European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer ...
Abelha Fernando J - - 2013
Delirium is an acute disturbance of consciousness and cognition that has been shown to be associated with poor outcomes, including increased mortality. We aimed to evaluate outcome after postoperative delirium in a cohort of surgical intensive care unit (SICU) patients. This prospective study was conducted over a 10-month period in ...
Fabbiani Massimiliano - - 2013
Background: The Raltegravir Switch for Toxicity or Adverse Events (RASTA) Study is a 2-arm randomized pilot study exploring the safety and efficacy at 48 weeks of a treatment switch to raltegravir associated with tenofovir/emtricitabine or abacavir/lamivudine in patients with regimens with optimal virological control. Methods: Patients treated with stable protease ...
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