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Cai Songwang S Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, No. 600 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, 510630, Guangdong, - - 2014
There is controversy on whether lowering or restricting the level of sympathectomy can reduce compensatory sweating (CS). This study compared the results from sympathectomies performed to treat severe palmar hyperhidrosis using two distinct levels of T2-4 and T3-4. One hundred and sixteen patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis were randomly allocated ...
Stoekenbroek R M RM Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
A systematic review of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to assess the additional value of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in promoting the healing of diabetic foot ulcers and preventing amputations was performed. MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched to identify RCTs in patients with diabetic foot ulcers published up ...
Maxwell Bryan G BG Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, - - 2014
To assess the hypothesis that postoperative survival exhibits heterogeneity associated with the timing of quality metrics. Retrospective observational study using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2005 through 2009. Survival analysis was performed on all admission records with a procedure code for major cardiac surgery (n = 595,089). The day-by-day hazard function for ...
Sewell Mathew D MD Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, - - 2014
Patients with skeletal dysplasia are prone to the development of degenerative shoulder disease requiring shoulder arthroplasty at a younger age than in the general population. To date there have been no published reports on the complexities or outcome of shoulder arthroplasty in this unique patient group. This is a review ...
Marsella Pasquale P Audiology and Otology Unit and Cochlear Implant Center, Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, Vatican City, Rome, - - 2014
Since 2011, a transcutaneous bone-anchored auditory implant (Sophono) has been available for patients affected by bilateral, conductive hearing loss that cannot be corrected by surgery. To date, very few cases of device application in the pediatric population have been described. The aim of the present study is to report on ...
Pérez-Fentes Daniel Adolfo DA Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Urology Department, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain ; - - 2014
Background and Purpose: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the treatment of choice for large and complex kidney stones, having increased its safety and effectiveness over the last years. Nonetheless, there is little known about its impact on quality of life (QoL). This study aimed at evaluating the effects of PCNL on ...
Choo Min Soo MS Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Department of Urology, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, Korea, Republic of ; - - 2014
Purpose: A large post-void residual (PVR) has been considered to be an indicator for the need to further management. However, the threshold level of PVR has been not defined. We determined the PVR volume by using bladder voiding efficiency (BVE) that would predict surgical outcomes after GreenLight HPS<sup>TM</sup> laser photoselective ...
Durmus Kasim K Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, - - 2014
Objective: To determine speech, eating, aesthetics, social disruption, and overall quality of life outcomes over a year period in patients who underwent transoral robotic surgery as part of carcinoma of unknown primary diagnosis and treatment. Study Design: Observational prospective study. Methods: Twenty-two patients who underwent transoral robotic surgery for the ...
Reim Daniel - - 2014
Isovolemic anemia (decrease in hemoglobin concentration with normal or even increased blood volume) after gastric cancer surgery may negatively influence short- and long-term outcomes. Therefore correction of isovolemic postoperative anemia is supposed to be beneficial. This prospective randomized placebo-controlled multicenter trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy of ferric carboxymaltose ...
Nasso Giuseppe G Division of Cardiac Surgery, Anthea Hospital, GVM Care and Research, Bari, - - 2014
Objectives: To clarify whether the results of repair of a complex mitral lesion (Barlow valve) at the intermediate-term follow-up are independent of the mode of surgical access [minithoracotomy vs. median sternotomy (MS)]. Methods: In a prospective randomized study of mitral repair for Barlow disease using either a minimally invasive (MI) ...
Park Sang-Sub SS Department of Emergency Medical technology, ChungCheong University, Cheongju, Korea Graduate School of Pharmacy, Korea University, Sejong-si, - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to grasp difference in quality of chest compression accuracy between the modified chest compression method with the use of smartphone application and the standardized traditional chest compression method. Participants were progressed 64 people except 6 absentees among 70 people who agreed to participation with ...
Defazio Michael V MV Department of Plastic Surgery, Center for Wound Healing, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of - - 2014
Functional outcomes and quality-of-life measures following salvage reconstruction of composite Achilles/posterior leg defects are limited. We present our experience with combined Achilles defect reconstruction utilizing free tissue transfer with vascularized neotendon constructs. Between 2011 and 2012, six patients underwent vascularized reconstruction of complex Achilles defects by a single surgeon. Demographic ...
Gonzalez Victoria V Functional Neurosurgery Unit, Neurosurgery - - 2014
Object To date, experience of globus pallidus internus (GPi) deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of Huntington's disease (HD) has been limited to a small number of case reports. The aim of this study was to analyze long-term motor outcome of a cohort of HD patients treated with GPi ...
Alvin Matthew D MD Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) is a motion preserving procedure that is an alternative to fusion. Proponents of arthroplasty assert it will maintain cervical motion and prevent or reduce adjacent segment degeneration. Accordingly, CDA, compared to fusion, would have the potential to improve clinical outcomes. Published studies have varying conclusions on ...
Xu Hai-Jing HJ Center for Reproductive Medicine, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University , Shanghai , China - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: To compare the clinical result of mini-dose GnRH-a long protocol with short protocol in older patients undergoing IVF. Materials and methods: This was a retrospective study. Four hundred and sixty-one women aged above 35-year-old in first cycle were assigned to two groups: GnRH-a short protocol (n = 359); and mini-dose ...
de Almeida Mendes Cynthia C Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. Electronic address: - - 2014
Data: Iodine contrast media (ICM) is considered gold standard in endovascular revascularization procedures. However nephrotoxicity and hypersensitivity to ICM are causes that limit its indiscriminate use. Carbon dioxide (CO2) contrast angiography has been used as an alternative in patients with formal contra- indication to ICM. However no studies to the ...
Miller Jacob A JA Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Department of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, - - 2014
C5 palsy is a debilitating postoperative complication of cervical decompression surgery. While the prognosis is typically good, patients may be unable to perform basic activities of daily living, resulting in a decreased quality of life. No studies have investigated the quality of life and financial implications. To determine the impact ...
Alderman Amy K AK Atlanta, Ga.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; and New York, N.Y. From private practice; University of Michigan; and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer - - 2014
The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate patient satisfaction and quality of life with elective breast augmentation. Patients with bilateral submuscular breast augmentations prospectively completed the BREAST-Q preoperatively and 6 weeks and 6 months postoperatively; t tests compared preoperative and postoperative scores at 6 weeks and 6 months, ...
Mahmoud Samer Samir Sayed SS Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London, UK, SW17 0QT, - - 2014
Continuously increasing numbers of primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions invites a parallel increase in graft failures and need for revision ACL reconstruction surgery. High failure rates has previously stigmatised the revision surgery. We performed this study using multiple outcome measures together with clinical examination to offer a full assessment ...
Liebermann Laura L Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
We have previously reported improvement in psychosocial scores after strabismus surgery on the patient-derived health-related quality of life (HRQOL) Adult Strabismus 20 (AS-20) questionnaire in adults with nondiplopic strabismus. Unexpectedly, we also found improvement in the function domain. The aim of the present study was to identify which specific aspects ...
Al-Dadah Khalid K Core Surgical Trainee in the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University College London Hospital, London NW1 - - 2014
Introduction: The purpose of the study was to assess the quality of documentation of knee arthroscopy and evaluate the implementation of a novel operative template. Method: A 34-point assessment was undertaken based on published national guidelines. A retrospective study of 50 operative notes of patients (group A) undergoing knee arthroscopy ...
Ryu Je-Guk JG Department of Urology, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, - - 2014
We investigated whether the Valsalva leak point pressure (VLPP) is valuable for predicting postoperative outcome measurement after transobturator suburethral tape (TVT-O) implantation for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. A total of 204 female patients who underwent TVT-O placement for treatment of SUI from March 2008 to February 2012 ...
Smith Ryan P RP Department of Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, - - 2014
The finding of only sperm heads and/or short tails (SHST) during vasectomy reversal (VR) creates a difficult decision for the best method of vasal reconstruction, i.e. vasovasostomy (VV) or epididymovasostomy (EV). Using outcome analyses, we report the impact of SHST alone and combined with qualitative analysis of gross fluid quality ...
Taylor Matthew M York Health Economics Consortium Ltd, University of York, York, - - 2014
Abstract Objective: This study compares the cost-effectiveness of intravitreal ranibizumab versus observation and/or laser photocoagulation for treatment of macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion in a UK-based model. Methods: A Markov model was constructed using transition probabilities and frequency of adverse events derived using data from the BRAVO, CRUISE ...
Rahangdale Rohit R From the Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, - - 2014
Perineural dexamethasone has been investigated as an adjuvant for brachial plexus nerve blocks, but it is not known whether the beneficial effect of perineural dexamethasone on analgesia duration leads to a better quality of surgical recovery. We hypothesized that patients receiving dexamethasone would have a better quality of recovery than ...
Russell Marcia M MM *National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) Operations and Biostatistical Centers, Pittsburgh, PA †David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA ‡UCLA Schools of Medicine & Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA §University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics, Pittsburgh, PA ∥UCLA, Los Angeles, CA ¶Kaiser Permanente Oncology Clinical Trials, Northern California, Vallejo, CA **Southeast Cancer Control Consortium CCOP, Goldsboro, NC ††University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA ‡‡Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium CCOP, Omaha, NE §§Beaumont Hospital System, Royal Oak, MI ∥∥Florida Cancer Specialists, Sarasota, FL ¶¶Montana Cancer Consortium, Billings, MT ***Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Newark, DE †††Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, Glendale, CA ‡‡‡Allegheny Cancer Center at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, - - 2014
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) R-04 was a randomized controlled trial of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with resectable stage II-III rectal cancer. We hypothesized that patients who underwent abdominoperineal resection (APR) would have a poorer quality of life than those who underwent sphincter-sparing surgery (SSS). To obtain ...
Enatsu Noritoshi N Division of Urology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate the outcome of microsurgical varicocelectomy in infertile men with severe oligozoospermia and to identify the predictive parameters associated with the efficacy of microsurgical varicocelectomy in this cohort of patients. This study included 102 consecutive severe oligozoospermic patients who underwent microsurgical varicocelectomy between 2000 and 2013. The significance of ...
Magklara Eleni E 1School of Psychology, Bangor University, - - 2014
Objective:To investigate the role of self-efficacy in functional recovery and well-being outcomes in osteoarthritis patients, undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery.Data sources:Studies were identified using MEDLINE via PUB med, PsycINFO and CINAHL from inception to July 2013.Methods:Three search strategies that combined key terms of 'self-efficacy', 'functional recovery', 'well-being' and 'joint ...
Babalik A A Department of Pulmonology, Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Istanbul has the highest incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in Turkey. It is also the largest city, with considerable differences in quality of life across its urban regions. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between (i) the diverse quality of life across specific urban regions, (ii) TB ...
van de Vlekkert Janneke J Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
The aim of this work is to evaluate disease-related mortality and the course of the disease including functional outcome and quality of life. We did a follow-up study on a large prospective cohort of 62 patients with subacute-onset idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) (dermatomyositis (n = 24), nonspecific myositis (n = 34), necrotizing autoimmune myopathy ...
Kemp Joanne L JL School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, - - 2014
This study aimed to describe chondropathy prevalence in adults who had undergone hip arthroscopy for hip pain. The relationships between chondropathy severity and (1) participant characteristics; and (2) patient-reported outcomes (PROs) at initial assessment (∼18 months postsurgery) and over a further 12 months (∼30 months postsurgery) were evaluated. Finally, the ...
de Buck van Overstraeten A A Department of Abdominal Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address: - - 2014
A long-lasting good functional outcome of the pelvic pouch and a subsequent satisfying quality of life (QoL) are mandatory. Long-term functional outcome and QoL in a single-center cohort were assessed. A questionnaire was sent to all patients with an IPAA for UC, operated between 1990 and 2010 in our department. ...
Sauer Nina N Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf Interdisziplinäre Endokrinologie/Hypophysenchirurgie, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Data suggests that substitution of GH in GH-deficient patients may improve quality-of-life and reduce insufficiency-associated-symptoms. Unlike in corticotroph, thyreotroph, or gonadotroph-insufficiency, GH-substitution is usually not started within the first 6-12months after surgery. We aimed to investigate the effect of early-GH-substitution on body-composition, metabolic and pituitary-laboratory-tests, and quality-of-life. Data was reviewed ...
Téllez-Ávila Félix I FI Department of Endoscopy, National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy and tolerability of a low-volume (2-L) polyethylene glycol (PEG) regimen for colonoscopy compared to single (4-L) or split-dose (2-L + 2-L) regimens. In-hospital patients who were candidates for colonoscopy were randomly assigned to: group 1 single-dose (PEG 4 L the day before the study, n = 60); group 2: split-dose (2 L ...
Henriksson Martin - - 2014
Abstract Objectives: To evaluate costs and health outcomes of treating patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) for 12 months with ticagrelor compared with generic clopidogrel in Sweden and Denmark. Design: Decision-analytic model to estimate lifetime costs, life-expectancy and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) with ticagrelor and clopidogrel. Event rates, healthcare resource ...
Jens S S Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate 1 to 36 month follow-up outcomes of different endovascular treatment strategies in above-the-knee (ATK) arterial segments in patients with intermittent claudication (IC) and critical limb ischemia (CLI). Studies indexed in Medline and Embase from 1980 to November 2013 of randomized controlled trials comparing balloon angioplasty (PTA) or drug-eluting ...
Pol Robert A RA Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study determined outcome and quality of life (QOL) in octogenarians, compared with patients aged <80 years, 1 year after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). From March 2009 until April 2011, 1263 patients in the Endurant Stent Graft Natural Selection Global Postmarket Registry (ENGAGE) registry with an abdominal aortic aneurysm were treated with ...
Chung Jacqueline P W JP Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effects of 4-month treatment of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) and Diane-35 on the clinical and biochemical features of hyperandrogenism and quality of life of adolescent girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). A prospective, randomized, cross-over study. An accredited pediatric and adolescent gynecology clinic of a university-affiliated tertiary hospital. ...
Jens S S Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: - - 2014
To evaluate 1 to 48 month follow-up outcomes of different endovascular treatment strategies in below-the-knee (BTK) arterial segments in critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients. Medline and Embase were searched (last searched on 5 November 2013) for studies of randomized controlled trials comparing either balloon angioplasty (PTA) or drug-eluting balloon (DEB) ...
Bright Adam S AS , 1950 Arlington Street, #111, Sarasota, FL, 34242, - - 2014
Limb lengthening by callus distraction is commonly performed with the use of external fixation. Lengthening is routinely performed by the patient through small increments throughout the course of a day. Ilizarov has shown that both the rate and frequency of distraction are important factors in the quality of osteogenesis. We ...
Kopylov Uri U Uri Kopylov, Shomron Ben-Horin, Lior Katz, Department of Gastroenterology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan 5262, - - 2014
To evaluate the impact of antiviral treatment on cytomegalovirus (CMV)-positive ulcerative colitis patients. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis (MA) of comparative cohort and case-control studies published between January 1966 and March 2013. Studies focusing on colectomy series and studies including only less than 3 patients in the treated ...
Fleischut Peter M PM 1Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, - - 2014
Anesthetic practice utilization and related characteristics of total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) are understudied. The research team sought to characterize anesthesia practice patterns by utilizing National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry data of the Anesthesia Quality Institute. The proportions of primary TKAs performed between January 2010 and June 2013 using general anesthesia ...
Jiang Chenyan C Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and Otolaryngology Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, - - 2014
IMPORTANCE Empty nose syndrome (ENS) is an iatrogenic disorder, which severely affects the normal nasal breathing function. People affected by ENS may experience decreased productivity and lifestyle disruption. The 20-Item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-20) is a validated quality-of-life measurement and can be used to compare before and after intervention outcomes. ...
Withers Kathleen L KL Cedar, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff Medicentre, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4UJ, - - 2014
To assess the feasibility of administering Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) in patients treated with ablation for cardiac arrhythmias, and to conduct the first stage of development and testing of a new PROM tool.METHODS AND RESULTS: A new tool was developed by a multidisciplinary team and tested alongside an adaptation ...
Granan Lars-Petter LP Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway, - - 2014
First, to evaluate whether the 2 year post-operative Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) in primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACLRs) was significantly different between patients that did not go on to have a subsequent revision after the 2 year post-operative control and the ones that did. Second, to test whether ...
Tse Lurdes L Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, - - 2014
Mobility issues in the early postoperative period result in poor functional outcomes and diminished quality of life for patients of advanced age. We determined the incidence of and risk factors for mobility issues in the early postoperative period in patients receiving open heart cardiac surgery. A retrospective chart review was ...
Kurfirst Vojt Ch - - 2014
Factors influencing the postoperative health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after cardiac surgery have not been well described yet, mainly in the older people. The study's aim was to explore differences in clinical conditions and HRQOL of patients before and after cardiac surgery taking into account the influence of age and ...
Dimitroulis G G Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine whether there are any differences between condylectomy, rib grafts, and prosthetic joints (Biomet TMJ stock prosthesis) with regard to outcomes for patients with end-stage temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease. Fifty-six of a total 127 patients who presented with category 5 end-stage TMJ disease ...
Salazar-Álvarez A E AE Servicio de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is used as an adjuvant in the treatment of chronic ulcers of the lower extremity and has shown particularly promising results in the case of neuropathic ulcers. There has been less research, however, into its use in venous and hypertensive ulcers. Our aim was to assess the ...
Nano G G Operative Unit of Vascular Surgery, First Division, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, University of, Milan, San Donato Milanese (Milan, - - 2014
We report our retrospective experience about post-implantation syndrome (PIS) after the use of the Anaconda(TM) endograft in patients undergoing elective endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR). Data of all patients undergoing elective EVAR between May 2000 and June 2013 using the Anaconda(TM) endograft were retrospectively reviewed and outcomes analyzed. ...
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