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Kaczmarek Wiesław W Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, - - 2014
Background Many various surveys are used to assess quality of life of patients with hip osteoarthritis, but none of them evaluates quality of life dependent on a single joint in bilateral disease. Aim. Development and preliminary validation of hip-specific quality of life survey (HSS) of patients with hip osteoarthritis.  Material ...
Khanam R A RA Dr Rawshan Ara Khanam, Associate Professor, Department of Gynae & Obs, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh; E-mail: - - 2014
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common morbidity among Bangladeshi women. Both patient and surgeon prefer vaginal hysterectomy for the treatment of this condition and occasionally they choose Fothergill's operation. Uterine suspension is suitable for the young women to preserve the uterus. This observational study was carried out in three teaching ...
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 ...
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 ...
Thorén Emma E Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Institution of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of concomitant cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on health related quality of life (QoL) in patients with heart failure (HF) and ventricular dyssynchrony undergoing cardiac surgery. Twenty-eight patients received permanent epicardial CRT in connection to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and/or aortic valve replacement (AVR) (CRT group). ...
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 ...
Sabater Alfonso L AL 0000-0001-6383-2558 Department of Ophthalmology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, - - 2014
Purpose. To evaluate macular retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thickness changes after Brilliant Blue G-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling for idiopathic macular hole repair using a high-resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods. 32 eyes from 32 patients with idiopathic macular holes who underwent vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane ...
Kourlaba Georgia G The Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Collaborative Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research (CLEO), Thivon & Papadiamantopoulou, Goudi, Athens 115 27, Greece. - - 2014
To undertake an economic evaluation of rivaroxaban relative to the standard of care for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in Greece. An existing Markov model designed to reflect the natural progression of AF patients through different health states, in the course of three month cycles, was ...
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 ...
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 ...
Knipfer Christian - - 2014
Purpose: Tooth loss and its prosthetic rehabilitation significantly affect speech intelligibility. However, little is known about the influence of speech deficiencies on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). The aim of this study was to investigate whether speech intelligibility enhancement through prosthetic rehabilitation significantly influences OHRQoL in patients wearing complete ...
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 ...
Nesbitt Craig - - 2014
Minimally invasive techniques to treat great saphenous varicose veins include ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (USGFS), radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and endovenous laser therapy (EVLT). Compared with conventional surgery (high ligation and stripping (HL/S)), proposed benefits include fewer complications, quicker return to work, improved quality of life (QoL) scores, reduced need for general ...
Imamura Teruhiko T Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of - - 2014
The vasopressin type 2 receptor antagonist tolvaptan (TLV) has recently become available to treat congestion in in-hospital patients with heart failure (HF). However, there is no evidence confirming the long-term efficacy of TLV. The Assessment of Quality of life during long-term treatment of TLV in refractory heart failure (AQUA-TLV) study ...
Patanwala Asad E AE The Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to compare first-pass intubation success between patients who received etomidate versus ketamine for rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in the emergency department (ED). This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data recorded in a quality improvement database between July 1, 2007, and December 31, ...
Better Hadar - - 2014
Patients' perceptions of recovery following sinus augmentation procedures have scarcely been documented. The aim of the present prospective pilot clinical study was to evaluate the patient's perception of immediate postoperative recovery after sinus augmentation, using a minimally invasive implant device. Eighteen patients (8 men, 10 women), average age 52 (median ...
Graham Jove J Geisinger Center for Health Research, 100 N, Academy Ave,, Danville PA 17822, USA. - - 2014
Hip fracture patients experience high morbidity and mortality rates in the first post-operative year after discharge. We compared mortality, utilization, costs, pain and function between two prospective cohorts of hip fracture patients, both managed with identical perioperative protocols and one group subsequently managed via a "Patient-Centered Medical Home" (PCMH) primary ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Harding Paula P Department of Physiotherapy, The Alfred, Melbourne, VIC, - - 2014
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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