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Camilleri M - - 2010
Prucalopride is approved in Europe for symptomatic treatment of chronic constipation in women with inadequate relief from laxatives. To evaluate efficacy of prucalopride during long-term treatment of patients with chronic constipation. Patients from three pivotal double-blind, placebo-controlled, 12-week studies with prucalopride could continue treatment in open-label studies up to 24 ...
Allvin Renée - - 2011
The previously developed Postoperative Recovery Profile (PRP) questionnaire is intended for self-assessment of general recovery after surgery. The aim of this study was to further evaluate the questionnaire regarding the construct validity and ability to discriminate recovery profiles between groups. Furthermore, the item variables of greatest importance during the progress ...
Khanal B - - 2010
Radiation therapy for oral carcinoma is therapeutically useful in dose of at least 6000 cGy but causes mucositis that severely interferes with oral function. The literature indicates that honey appears to promote wound healing, so the authors investigated whether its anti-inflammatory properties might limit the severity of radiation-induced oral mucositis. ...
Hatt Sarah R - - 2010
To evaluate the responsiveness of 2 health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) questionnaires, the Adult Strabismus-20 (AS-20) and National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire-25 (VFQ-25), to changes in HRQOL after strabismus surgery. Cohort study. We included 106 adults (aged 18-84 years; median, 48.5) undergoing strabismus surgery, 80 (75%) with diplopia and 26 (25%) ...
Krane Markus - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been introduced to offer a new treatment option for patients who are not eligible for conventional aortic valve replacement. Especially in this subset of patients, the expected improvement of quality of life (QoL) after valve implantation will be critical for decision-making for TAVI. ...
Kumar Krishna - - 2010
The most common complication of osteoporosis is vertebral fractures, which occur more frequently than all other fractures (hip, wrist, and ankle). To prospectively analyze vertebroplasty compared with kyphoplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures using improvement in pain, functional capacity, and quality of life as outcome measures. The ...
Huang C W - - 2010
White matter hyper-intensities (WMHs) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are commonly found in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Cerebro-vascular risk factors including plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) may result in WMHs. This study examined the association between tHcy and WMHs, and their effects on cognitive functions in AD patients over a two-year follow-up ...
Madbouly Khaled M - - 2010
The aim of this study was to assess both short and long-term functional outcomes and the quality of life of patients treated with stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) for obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS). Forty-six patients with ODS as a result of rectocele and/or rectal intussusceptions were treated with STARR. Data ...
Hirche Christoph - - 2010
BACKGROUND: To avoid abdominal colostomy and improve quality of life, several types of anorectal reconstruction following abdominoperineal resection have been proposed. The aim of this study was to assess functional results and the quality of life of patients with very low rectal cancer after abdominoperineal resection and neosphincter reconstruction by ...
Kyrodimos Efthimios - - 2011
To evaluate patients' quality of life following intratympanic dexamethasone perfusion in management of Meniere's disease (MD). This is a retrospective study in a tertiary referral center that uses the Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI). Intratympanic perfusion of 24mg/ml of dexamethasone was administered after failure to respond to previous management with diuretics ...
Senska Götz - - 2010
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of tonsillectomy in adults with recurrent tonsillitis on their quality of life and on their use of medical resources. 114 patients who had had at least three episodes of acute tonsillitis in the 12 months preceding tonsillectomy were evaluated pre- ...
Nakamura Misuzu - - 2011
Quality of life is an important outcome measure in the care of patients with cancer. We developed a new scoring system specifically for the evaluation of patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer and postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction. This study was undertaken to evaluate the scoring system's validity in comparing outcomes after gastric ...
Shah Nehal S - - 2010
To undertake a baseline study comparing quality of life (QoL) in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) on Antox to those with CP, matched for disease duration, who were not on this medication. CP was defined according to the Zurich classification. Sixty eight consecutive patients with CP who were taking Antox ...
Wang-Saegusa Ana - - 2011
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a highly prevalent, chronic, degenerative condition that generates a high expense. Alternative and co-adjuvant therapies to improve the quality of life and physical function of affected patients are currently being sought. A total of 808 patients with knee pathology were treated with PRGF (plasma rich in growth ...
Huang Yu-Huei - - 2010
Axillary osmidrosis is a benign disorder that causes functional and emotional problems in Asian patients. Surgical treatments have proven effective in treating this disease, but changes in quality of life after surgical procedures have not been investigated so far. To evaluate quality of life in patients with osmidrosis before and ...
Wu Juan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine whether surgery for patients with spinal metastases could improve the quality of remaining life and prolong survival. METHODS: In total, 96 patients who had spinal metastases were recruited from Changzheng Hospital at the Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China, over ...
Kaplan Robert M RM Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. - - 2011
To compare the responsiveness to clinical change of five widely used preference-based health-related quality-of-life indexes in two longitudinal cohorts. Five generic instruments were simultaneously administered to 376 adults undergoing cataract surgery and 160 adults in heart failure management programs. Patients were assessed at baseline and reevaluated after 1 and 6 ...
Gunnarsdóttir Anna - - 2010
The aim of this study is to explore the long-term quality of life (QoL) in adults after surgery for Hirschsprung disease in childhood. Altogether 51 patients were operated for HD at our center during the period 1969 to 1989. In 2007, the validated instruments for assessing QoL, the SF-36 health ...
Sobottke Rolf - - 2010
The authors conducted a retrospective study on 24 consecutive adolescent scoliosis patients, 11 of whom were instrumented with hooks and 13 with hooks and screws (hybrid technique). The mean preoperative Cobb angle was 62.2 degrees (range: 48 degrees-96 degrees). The mean correction of the primary curve was 56.6% at followup ...
Viana Giovanni André Pires - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Cosmetic surgery is an increasingly common medical procedure whose benefits to patients have not been quantified objectively. Although physicians historically have focused on minimizing side effects and optimizing the physical outcome, a broad spectrum of patient needs also factors in treatment success. Unfortunately, few data are available regarding the ...
Peng Chan Wearn Benedict - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical outcomes and the effect on quality of life of patients with endoscopic discectomy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy is a relatively new technique. Very few studies have reported the clinical outcome of percutaneous endoscopic discectomy in terms of quality ...
Bao Yan-ju - - 2010
To observe the clinical effectiveness of a topical application of Xiaozheng Zhitong: Paste (, XZP) in alleviating the cancerous pain of patients with middle/late stage cancer By: adopting a random number table, 124 patients enrolled were randomized into the treatment group (64 patients) and the control group (60 patients). In ...
Namiki Shunichi - - 2011
We evaluated the changes of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) during the 5 years after radical prostatectomy (RP) or external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for clinical stage T3 prostate cancer (cT3PC). A total of 750 patients who underwent RP (n = 575) or EBRT (n = 175) participated in our longitudinal outcomes study. Of these ...
Cruz Fátima das Dores - - 2010
Trials of disease management programmes (DMP) in heart failure (HF) have shown controversial results regarding quality of life. We hypothesized that a DMP applied over the long-term could produce different effects on each of the quality-of-life components. We extended the prospective, randomized REMADHE Trial, which studied a DMP in HF ...
Greebe Paut - - 2010
Patients who recover from aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) often remain disabled or have persisting symptoms with a reduced quality of life (QoL). We assessed functional outcome and QoL 5 and 12.5 years after SAH. In a consecutive series of 64 patients with mean age at SAH of 51 years, initial ...
Abraham-Nordling Mirna - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate quality of life (QoL) in patients with Graves' disease treated with radioiodine or antithyroid drugs. DESIGN AND METHODS: The design of the study consists of an open, prospective, randomized multicenter trial between radioiodine and medical treatment. A total of 308 patients ...
Gale Steven S - - 2010
Great saphenous vein (GSV) incompetence is the most common cause of superficial venous insufficiency. Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) is superior to conventional ligation and stripping, and endovenous laser treatment (EVL) has emerged as an effective alternative to RFA. This randomized study evaluated RFA and EVL for superficial venous insufficiency due ...
Lapner Peter C - - 2010
Although upward humeral head migration is a well-recognized phenomenon in patients with tears of the cuff, it is unclear whether it relates to patient function after cuff repair. The upward migration index (UMI) assesses proximal migration of the humeral head while controlling for patients' bony morphologic features. We asked whether ...
Demircay Emre - - 2010
AIM: Coccydynia is a painful condition affecting quality of life. The majority of patients can be successfully treated by non-surgical means. Chemical neurolysis, cryoablation and radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) of ganglion impar are also used in the treatment of visceral pelvic pain. We analyzed the efficacy of RFT of ganglion impar ...
de Brito Maria José Azevedo - - 2010
The impact of abdominoplasty on the quality of life of abdominoplasty patients was assessed 1- and 6-months postoperatively. Forty women aged 25 to 60 years were divided into study group (25 patients who underwent abdominoplasty) and waiting-list control group (15 patients). Three questionnaires (Body Shape Questionnaire [BSQ], Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale ...
Waldhausen John H T - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A quality visit in high volume surgery clinics is challenging. There is variability in numbers of patients seen and care provider behavior. Documentation, regulatory and compliance issues and computerization of patient care systems may decrease clinic efficiency and throughput. We tried to reduce variability and improve patient experience. METHODS: ...
Wu Jiahan - - 2010
To investigate the bladder function recovery and quality of life (QOL) using nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) in treating early invasive cervical carcinoma. Subjects included patients who underwent radical hysterectomy by laparotomy for early-stage cervical carcinoma. Thirty-one patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups: group A, 15 patients who underwent NSRH; ...
Feichtl Rosemarie E - - 2010
To examine the concordance between pediatric patient's self-report and parent-report regarding a patient's quality of life (QoL) prior to and following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and to identify potential medical and demographic covariates of concordance. Utilizing the PedsQL 4.0, the longitudinal QoL data were obtained from 68 pediatric HSCT ...
Miltényi Zsófia - - 2010
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Quality of life and survival of patients with malignant diseases are improving thanks to the development in diagnostics and therapy. METHODS: We determined the quality of life and frequency and severity of fatigue with an EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire in 168 Hodgkin's lymphoma patients (85 women, 83 men). ...
Katz Elana - - 2010
To assess the feasibility of recruiting and retaining cancer survivors with lower-limb lymphedema into an exercise intervention study. To develop preliminary estimates regarding the safety and efficacy of this intervention. We hypothesized that progressive weight training would not exacerbate leg swelling and that the intervention would improve functional mobility and ...
Stephens Richard J - - 2010
PURPOSE: The Medical Research Council CR07/National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group C016 (MRC CR07/NCIC CTG C016) trial showed that, in patients with operable rectal cancer, short-course preoperative radiotherapy (PRE) reduced the rate of local recurrence compared with surgery followed by selective postoperative chemoradiotherapy for patients with a positive ...
Mariotti Milton Carlos - - 2011
Abstract The aim of this study was to verify the impact of an occupational therapy (OT) program on the Quality of Life (QoL) of hemodialysed patients. Sixty patients with chronic renal disease undergoing regular hemodialysis were involved. A study group composed of 20 subjects was submitted to an OT program ...
Wiklund E - - 2010
Sixty four young red deer (Cervus elaphus) stags (<2 years old) were slaughtered at four different times (December (Group 1); n=17, March (Group 2); n=8, July (Group 3); n=20 and September (Group 4); n=19) to evaluate seasonal effects on venison quality. M. longissimus dorsi samples for calpain analysis were collected ...
Lee Hsiu-Fang - - 2010
Oral cancer is a common malignant disease in Taiwan. The purpose of this prospective follow-up study was to identify the changes in quality of life for newly diagnosed oral cancer patients during the acute stage. Subjects were recruited from the outpatient department (OPD) in a medical center located in the ...
Broderick Joan E - - 2010
This study examined the impact of different reporting period lengths on the accuracy of items measuring interference due to pain and fatigue with work, walking, and relations with others. Six items from well-established instruments (Brief Pain Inventory, Brief Fatigue Inventory, SF-36) were investigated in a prospective study of 117 patients ...
Brattwall M - - 2010
AIM: Patient assessed quality of life is one of the principal end-points after day surgery. The aim of the present study was to describe the natural course, differences and timing of final evaluation for three common day surgical procedures; inguinal hernia repair (IHR), arthroscopic procedures (AS); and cosmetic breast augmentation ...
Zhang Cheng - - 2011
For patients undergoing oncologic surgery, the quality of life (QoL) is generally accepted as an important outcome parameter in addition to long-term survival, mortality and complication rates. This study focussed on the QoL in patients after oesophagectomy for cancer, comparing the method of reconstruction (narrow gastric tube vs whole stomach). ...
Daraï Emile - - 2010
Radical en bloc hysterectomy and colorectal resection (REHCR) is the ultimate and radical surgery for extensive pelvic endometriosis. Our aims were to evaluate feasibility, quality of life, and urinary function after REHCR by laparoscopy compared with laparotomy. Single-center, retrospective study of 29 endometriosis patients having undergone REHCR (16 by laparoscopy, ...
Eléouet Marianne - - 2010
AIM: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a possible alternative to sacral nerve stimulation because the neurophysiologic targets might be similar but the former method is non-invasive and cheaper. The aim of the study was to assess both symptom and quality of life (QoL) improvements in patients suffering from severe ...
Wible Brandt C - - 2010
To determine the effects of primary chemoembolization on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Single-center prospective data collection with longitudinal analysis of HRQOL scores obtained via the Short Form-36 (SF-36) assessment tool was performed before and during serial chemoembolization procedures in 73 patients with ...
Shafi Tariq T Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21224-2780, - - 2010
Residual kidney function (RKF) is associated with improved survival in peritoneal dialysis patients, but its role in hemodialysis patients is less well known. Urine output may provide an estimate of RKF. The aim of our study is to determine the association of urine output with mortality, quality of life (QOL), ...
Soriano Núria - - 2010
Heart failure (HF) is associated with a poor prognosis, both in terms of survival and ongoing symptoms. The objectives of this study were to investigate trends in the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of a heterogeneous group of HF patients, with a focus on subgroups of particular clinical interest, and ...
Schwandner Oliver - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Internal rectal prolapse and rectocele are frequent clinical findings in patients with obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS). However, there is still no evidence whether stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) provides a safe and effective surgical option. Therefore, the German STARR registry was initiated to assess safety, effectiveness, and quality of ...
Lee Kyoung Min - - 2010
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to determine changes in Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI) scores after single-event multilevel surgery (SEMS), and to evaluate the relationship between the improvements of PODCI scores and parental satisfaction after SEMS. METHODS: Demographic data, preoperative and postoperative PODCI, functional assessment questionnaire (FAQ) walking scales, ...
Jikia David - - 2010
This paper presents follow-up of the patients injured in the Lilo Radiological Accident in 1996-1997, Georgia, and discusses initial and intermediate medical accident management. There is also given estimation of the patients' medical status after 11 years since Lilo Radiological Accident. Consequently, the main lessons to be drawn from this ...
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