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Bess Shay - - 2014
Controversy persists regarding Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 (rhBMP-2) use in spine surgery. We compared minimum 2 year complications, fusion rates and clinical outcomes for BMP and NOBMP patients in a prospective, multicenter consecutive cohort. Multicenter, prospective analysis of complications, spine fusion (Lenke grade) and health related quality of life ...
Soroceanu Alex - - 2014
A high prevalence of residual cervical deformity (CD) has been identified following surgical treatment of adult spinal deformity (ASD). Development of new onset CD is less understood and its clinical impact unclear. This study quantifies the incidence of CD after ASD surgery, identifies predictors of development, and determines the impact ...
Mendenhall Stephen Kyle - - 2014
There is a paucity of data examining patient characteristics that affect improvement in quality of life following lumbar laminectomy and fusion. Three hundred thirty-two patients undergoing lumbar laminectomy and fusion in 3 or fewer levels were included in this study. Patient demographics, perioperative data, and 90-day postoperative complications were gathered ...
Godil Saniya S - - 2014
Thirty percent of US healthcare expenditures support care that is ineffective in real-world (non-research) settings. Efficacious treatments in research settings often fail to prove effective at the individual-patient level when applied in everyday-care settings. Prospective patient-reported-outcome (PRO) registries measuring this wide spectrum of care may allow for identification of optimized ...
Matthews D D Department of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery London Hospital University College, London, UK - - - 2014
Amputation in athletes has a substantial impact on lifestyle and sporting activity, as well as self-perception and quality of life. The impact of limb loss on athletic ability will vary depending on the cause of amputation and the anatomical location of the amputation. The use of sporting activity for rehabilitation ...
Hauser C C Department of General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, - - 2014
To evaluate the cancer patients' quality of life (QoL) following esophagectomy the focus was placed on the impact of neoadjuvant treatment before surgery. For patients undergoing oncologic surgery, the QoL is generally accepted as an important outcome parameter in addition to clinical parameters. This prospective nonrandomized study evaluated QoL in ...
Ruckenstuhl Paul - - 2014
This study aimed to present functional results and patient's health related quality of life (HRQOL) data ten years after volar locked plate fixation (VPF) of unstable intra-articular distal radial fractures (DRF). Thirty-nine patients with a mean age of sixty-one years were operatively treated with VPF after intra-articular distal radial fractures. ...
Helito Camilo Partezani CP Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil - - 2014
Patients who undergo transfemoral amputation after infection of a total knee arthroplasty do not have good functional outcomes and have major difficulty walking. To evaluate the quality of life and walking ability among patients who underwent amputation and among those who refused to undergo amputation following infection of a total ...
Gonzalez Saenz de Tejada Marta - - 2014
Patient expectations regarding surgery may be related to outcomes in total joint replacement (TJR). The aim of this study was to determine the association of patient expectations with health related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes measured by Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and Short Form 12 (SF-12) ...
Rogers S N SN Evidence-Based Practice Research Centre (EPRC), Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, L39 4QP, UK, - - 2014
Consequences of treating head and neck cancer are reflected in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) patient-reported outcomes. HRQOL is an important outcome alongside survival and recurrence. However, relatively little HRQOL information is in a format that patients and oncology teams can easily interpret as a guide to likely outcomes following ...
Rosato Lodovico L Department of Surgery - Endocrine Surgical Unit, Ivrea Hospital, School of Medicine, ASL TO4, University of Turin, Turin, - - 2014
There is clinical evidence that post-total thyroidectomy (TT) patients can present persistent asthenia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of asthenia symptoms in such patients, assess whether a chronic asthenia syndrome could be caused by TT or become evident after it. An observational study was carried ...
Duchalais Emilie E Institute of Digestive Disease, University Hospital of Nantes, 44093, Nantes, France, - - 2014
The percutaneous endoscopic ceacostomy (PEC) for antegrade colonic enemas (ACE) has recently been proposed as a less invasive alternative to the Malone procedure in chronic constipated patients. Although the feasibility and safety of this innovative approach has been demonstrated, its functional results remain unknown. The aim of this study was ...
Uhm Jieun J Allogeneic Blood And Marrow Transplant Program, Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Department of Medicine, University of - - 2014
Sclerotic chronic graft-versus-host disease (sclGVHD) is associated with significant morbidity and a poor quality of life. We reviewed a total of 502 patients diagnosed with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) and analyzed the incidence and risk factors of sclGVHD, and long-term outcomes and immunosuppressive therapy (IST) cessation in patients with sclGVHD. ...
Lynch Susanna K SK Division of Vascular Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, - - 2014
Our institutional quality-improvement (QI) initiative instituted a well-defined office follow-up schedule after arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation, including an office visit within 30 days, fistulogram within 40 days, if indicated, and a second office visit within 55 days. In addition, a patient liaison contacted patients and dialysis units to improve follow-up. The purpose of ...
Zurstrassen Charles Edouard CE Interventional Radiology Department, A.C. Camargo Cancer Center , Sao Paulo, SP , - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: Placement of self-expanding metallic stents has been a standard palliative treatment for patients with inoperable biliary malignancy, aiming at improving quality of life via a minimally invasive procedure. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous placement of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene/fluorinated ethylene propylene-covered metallic stents for palliation of ...
Wynn Gareth J GJ The Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, Research Unit, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Thomas Drive, Liverpool L14 3PE, UK Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, - - 2014
The recently published SARA study was a prospective, multi-centre randomized controlled trial that compared CA to antiarrhythmic drug therapy (ADT) in 146 patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). The study found that recurrence of AF or atrial flutter occurred significantly less often in the CA arm compared to the ADT ...
Lee Sun-Young SY Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
Background and study aims: Pronase, a proteolytic enzyme, is known to improve mucosal visibility during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), but little is known about its effects on gastric biopsy. This study assessed whether endoscopic flushing with pronase improves the quality of gastric biopsy. Patients and methods: Consecutive patients who underwent EGD were ...
Chung Jae Seung JS Department of Urology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University, Busan, - - 2014
To compare the efficacy and safety of vaporesection without a morcellator, and vapoenucleation with a morcellator in thulium laser prostatectomy for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction. Between March 2010 and January 2013, 405 patients underwent thulium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser prostatectomy. Among these patients, 150 patients who underwent thulium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser prostatectomy without ...
Kwon Se Yun SY Departments of - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Urinary incontinence has a significant impact on the quality of life after radical prostatectomy. This study aimed to determine whether preserving the endopelvic fascia influences subsequent urinary incontinence. Material and methods. Consecutive patients (n = 138) who underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) for prostate cancer between October ...
Schreuder S M SM Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
This study was designed to summarize the evidence on clinical outcomes and complications of prostatic arterial embolization (PAE) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We searched Medline and Embase for PAE trials of patients with BPH upto November 2013. Two reviewers independently checked the inclusion and exclusion criteria and ...
Bukvic Branka R BR Institute for Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Visegradska 26, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia, - - 2014
A quality of life (QoL) assessment is considered an important outcome measure in the treatment of benign thyroid diseases. The aims of this study were to analyze the impact of different surgical treatments on QoL in patients with benign thyroid diseases and to evaluate factors correlating with the QoL outcomes. ...
Westhovens Rene R Department of Development and Regeneration, Neuro-musculo-skeletal Research Unit, KU Leuven, Belgium. - - 2014
To assess the safety and efficacy of intravenous (IV) abatacept plus methotrexate (MTX) over 7 years, the longest observational period to date, in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and an inadequate response to MTX. Patients randomised to IV abatacept (10 or 2 mg/kg) or placebo, plus MTX, during the ...
Smith Paul P PP Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham, United - - 2014
To estimate the effectiveness of office-based bipolar radiofrequency ablation compared with thermal balloon ablation of the endometrium for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding at 5-year follow-up. A single blind randomized controlled trial was conducted in an office hysteroscopy clinic in a university teaching hospital. A total of 81 women ...
Frank Rachel M RM Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study aimed to systematically review the clinical outcomes and recurrence rates after arthroscopic anterior shoulder stabilization in the beach chair (BC) and lateral decubitus (LD) positions. The authors performed a systematic review of multiple medical databases using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. All English-language ...
Owoicho Adogwa Mph M Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, - - 2014
Single cohort study of patients undergoing revision fusion for lumbar pseudoarthrosis OBJECTIVE:: To assess the two-year comprehensive costs of revision arthrodesis for lumbar pseudoarthrosis at our institution and determine the associated cost per quality adjusted life year gained in this patient population SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:: The proportion of lumbar ...
Mambelli Emanuele E Nefrologia Dialisi e Ipertensione, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, Bologna, - - 2014
Background: Central venous catheter (CVC) preparation for a haemodialysis (HD) session is a critical non-standardized manoeuvre. Methods: We compared the procedure in use at our centre (C) versus the use of Haemocatch® (H), a device recently presented for the management of CVC, in 12 patients, with C during 7 dialysis ...
Seghers A C AC National Skin Centre, - - 2014
Chronic recalcitrant ulcers are associated with severe morbidity, and there are few effective treatment options available. Living skin substitutes are an important form of adjuvant therapy to enhance healing of such wounds. We investigated a novel, simplified, noncultured, autologous, cell grafting procedure, using a six-well plate technique, to treat chronic ...
von Roth Philipp - - 2014
Bone stock-preserving short stem prostheses have gained importance in total hip arthroplasty (THA) with the use of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Because of their metaphyseal fixation and their dependency on the calcar radius, it is unknown whether the femoral offset can be reproduced with the same accuracy following short stem ...
Savastano V V Department of Pediatrics, and Organi di Senso Department; "Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy. - - 2014
Sinonasal disease (SND) is a common finding in subjects with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Even though it does not play a key role in the life expectancy of these patients, it increases the morbidity rate of CF, with deterioration of the quality of life and of general health status. The aim ...
Waterhouse Jennifer J Jennifer Waterhouse is Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, and Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 165 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29425 (jeb71@musc.edu). Varsha Bandisode is Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and Director, Pediatric Cardiac Cath Lab, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina. Debra Brandon is Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina. Meredith Olson was Registered Nurse, Pediatric Cardiology Department, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, at the time this article was prepared; she is now Registered Nurse, The Charleston Ear, Nose, Throat Surgical Center, Charleston, South Carolina. Sharron L. Docherty is Associate Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, North - - 2014
This project evaluated the implementation of use of the StatLock stabilization device (Bard Access Systems, Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah) for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in pediatric cardiology patients. The aim was to implement the use of the StatLock device and evaluate its effects on the following 4 outcomes: ...
Kelekis Alexios A Second Radiology Department, University General Hospital "ATTIKON," Athens, Greece; and Geneva Imaging Center, Geneva, - - 2014
Transforaminal infiltrations in the cervical spine are governed by a higher rate of vascular puncture than in the lumbar spine. The purpose of our study is to assess the safety and efficacy of percutaneous, fluoroscopically guided nerve root infiltrations in cases of cervical radiculopathy. An indirect postero-lateral approach was performed ...
Darcy Ann Marie AM Ann Marie Darcy, BSN, RN, Clinical Educator, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Gina A. Murphy, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Susan DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, Nurse Scientist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, and Associate Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, - - 2014
The average length of stay for patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery at a large teaching hospital is 3 days. This requires a comprehensive discharge education plan. The purpose of this prospective quality improvement project was to evaluate patients' understanding of postoperative care at home, screen for postoperative complications, and ...
Mehmood Rao K RK Department of Surgery, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Rhyl, North Wales, LL18 5UJ, UK, - - 2014
Short term morbidity, functional outcome, recurrence and quality of life outcomes after robotic assisted ventral mesh rectopexy (RVMR) and laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) were compared. This study includes 51 consecutive patients having operations for external rectal prolapse (ERP) in a tertiary centre between October 2009 and December 2012. Of ...
Lachanas Vasileios A VA Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital of Larissa, Viopolis, PO Box 1425, 41110, Larissa, Greece, - - 2014
The objective of this study is to assess the impact of perioperative dexamethasone on post-thyroidectomy voice outcomes. This study is a retrospective review of prospectively collected data in a tertiary referral center. This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on adult patients undergoing total thyroidectomy. Exclusion criteria were: ...
Zhao Hua H Department of Spine Surgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, 250012, - - 2014
Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) was developed to treat cervical degenerated disc diseases with the advantages of preserving the kinematics of the functional spinal unit. However, the safety and reliability of multi-level CDA are still controverted when comparing to the single-level CDA. It has shown unclear benefits in terms of clinical ...
Walker Tilman T Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Schlierbacher Landstrasse 200a, 69118, Heidelberg, - - 2014
As the indication for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) in recent years has been extended to young and more active patients, the expectations concerning the postoperative level of activity are high. The aim of the following study was to survey the activity level and the health-related quality of life of patients ...
Fassov Janne - - 2014
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is among the most common gastrointestinal disorders worldwide. In selected patients with severe diarrhoea-predominant or mixed IBS subtypes sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) alleviates IBS-specific symptoms and improves quality of life. The mode of action, however, remains unknown. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of ...
Kim Yong Gil YG Department of Internal Medicine, Institute for Digestive Research, Digestive Disease Center, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine , Gumi , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Few data are available on the influence of a colonoscope length for trainees, which could affect both the duration of training and colonoscopy quality. We conducted this study to validate which scope needs more duration for training to reach technical competence and to shows better quality indicators during ...
Chao Li-Fen LF Department of Nursing, Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion Research Center, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan, - - 2014
Studies have shown that having breast reconstruction has a positive influence on patient satisfaction and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) at the conclusion of treatment. However, no study has critically evaluated changes to these patient-reported outcomes during the process of undergoing breast reconstruction. This study was to prospectively evaluate changes ...
Louie Brian E BE Division of Thoracic Surgery, Swedish Cancer Institute and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Electronic address: - - 2014
In 2012 the United States Food and Drug Administration approved implantation of a magnetic sphincter to augment the native reflux barrier based on single-series data. We sought to compare our initial experience with magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) with laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF). A retrospective case-control study was performed of consecutive ...
Aghayev Emin E Institute for Evaluative Research in Medicine, Stauffacherstrasse 78, 3014, Bern, Switzerland, - - 2014
The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health demanded a nationwide HTA registry for lumbar total disc arthroplasty (TDA), to decide about its reimbursement. The goal of the SWISS spine registry is to generate evidence about the safety and efficiency of lumbar TDA. Two hundred forty-eight cases treated between 3-2005 and ...
Bager Palle P Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital , Aarhus C , - - 2014
Abstract Objective. Nonvariceal acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) is often associated with significant blood loss and anemia. Both the bleeding episode itself and the subsequent anemia are likely to significantly impact a patient's health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Treating the anemia is essential to increase the hemoglobin levels. The HRQoL ...
Lane Tristan R A TR *Academic Section of Vascular Surgery, Imperial College London †Vascular Department, Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, Lancashire; and ‡London Vascular Clinic, London, - - 2014
A randomized clinical trial assessing the difference in quality of life and clinical outcomes between delayed and simultaneous phlebectomies in the context of endovenous truncal vein ablation BACKGROUND:: Endovenous ablation has replaced open surgery as the treatment of choice for truncal varicose veins. Timing of varicosity treatment is controversial with ...
Broome Charles B CB El Paso Orthopaedic Surgery Group, 1700 Murchison Drive, El Paso, TX, 79902, USA, - - 2014
The incidence of total joint arthroplasty is rapidly increasing. As costs are rising as well, orthopaedic surgeons are now being called on to demonstrate the value of our procedures. We recently evaluated a new technique of local injection in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) as a potential means to improve quality ...
Hamdan Abdul-Latif AL Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Electronic address: - - 2014
To investigate the effect of weight loss on voice. Prospective study. A total of 15 subjects undergoing bariatric surgery were investigated. Six subjects were lost to follow-up, and nine subjects were evaluated preoperatively and 3-6 months postoperatively. The evaluation included a questionnaire on voice quality filled by the patient, laryngeal examination, ...
Pariser Joseph J JJ University of Chicago, Section of Urology, Chicago, Illinois, United States ; - - 2014
Introduction: The thulium laser was introduced in 2005 for treatment of BPH. Enucleation studies from outside North America show comparable efficacy and lower morbidity to transurethral resection of the prostate. Very few studies exist describing outcomes of vaporization, the most commonly used technique for urologists. We present our three-month outcomes ...
Pirayesh Ali A Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Center, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, - - 2014
Glycerol preserved acellular dermis (Glyaderm(®)) consists of collagen and elastin fibers and is the first non-profit dermal substitute derived from glycerol-preserved, human allogeneic skin. It is indicated for bi-layered skin reconstruction of full thickness wounds. A protocol for clinical application and optimal interval before autografting with split thickness skin graft ...
Mohtadi Nicholas G NG University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, Department of Surgery, Faculties of Kinesiology and Medicine Calgary, AB, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Radiofrequency technology for shoulder instability was rapidly adopted despite limited clinical evidence and a poor understanding of its indications. Reports of serious adverse events followed, leading to its abandonment. This paper presents findings from a multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of electrothermal arthroscopic capsulorrhaphy (ETAC) compared ...
Saito Norio N Department of Colorectal Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan, - - 2014
As an anus-preserving surgery for very low rectal cancer, intersphincteric resection (ISR), has advanced markedly over the last 20 years. We investigated long-term oncologic, functional, and quality of life (QOL) outcomes after ISR with or without partial external sphincter resection (PESR). A series of 199 patients underwent curative ISR with or ...
Friedman Paul A PA Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA - - 2014
Dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) may improve specificity and reduce the risk of inappropriate shocks, and enhance atrial arrhythmia (AT/AF) detection to permit stroke prevention compared with single-chamber ICDs, but at additional expense and risk. Patients (n = 100) receiving primary prevention ICDs at two USA and two Israeli centres were ...
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