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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 ...
Huang Yizhong - - 2010
Radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) of the gasserian ganglion is a routine and effective technique for the treatment of classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN). In this study we compared its efficacy in patients with CTN and atypically symptomatic or mixed trigeminal neuralgia (MTN). Fifty-seven patients were treated with RFT for trigeminal neuralgia from ...
Esperão Priscila Tayah Garcia - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, an increasing number of studies focusing on the impact of oral deformities and illnesses on quality of life have been published. Our goal was to evaluate the impact of oral problems on quality of life in 3 groups of adult patients in need of orthognathic-surgical ...
Tulchinsky Hagit - - 2010
PURPOSE: Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis is considered the surgical treatment of choice for patients with ulcerative colitis. It is safe and effective but associated with long-term complications, making functional outcome and quality of life important factors in determining patient outcome. Longitudinal studies on long-term functional outcome and quality of life are ...
Wolff Katja - - 2010
PURPOSE: Clinical studies have demonstrated that stapled transanal rectal resection with Contour Transtar (Transtar procedure) is a safe and effective treatment for patients with obstructive defecation syndrome. The aim of this study was to determine functional outcome and quality of life after the procedure. METHODS: Female patients with obstructive defecation ...
Sharp David A - - 2010
Surgery for advanced cancer of the hypopharynx is a complex issue. Surgical intervention needs to take into consideration the resultant quality of life, in particular fundamental functional outcomes such as speech and swallowing. The aim of this study is to look at these long-term functional outcomes, following pharyngolaryngectomy and free ...
Mina Daniel Santa - - 2010
There are significant post-surgical reductions in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in prostate cancer (PCa) patients undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP). Physical activity (PA) interventions have improved treatment outcomes for PCa patients undergoing radiation and hormone therapy, but PA effects have not previously been examined in the RP setting. This study ...
Wolosker Nelson - - 2010
Video-assisted thoracic sympathectomy (VATS) is currently the procedure of choice for the definitive treatment of primary hyperhidrosis because it is an effective, safe, and minimally invasive method. The aim of VATS treatment is to improve the quality of life through the reduction of excessive sudoresis. The purpose of this study ...
Borie F - - 2010
This was a prospective quality-of-life (QoL) assessment of gastrointestinal symptoms before laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication and during the 6-year postoperative follow-up. Over a 15-month period, 35 consecutive patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) underwent surgery after failure of medical treatment with proton pump inhibitors. QoL was assessed using the Gastrointestinal Quality ...
Serpentini Samantha - - 2011
Objective: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate psychological well-being outcomes in disease-free survivors who previously underwent radical surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma. Methods: All patients with rectal adenocarcinoma who underwent primary surgery at a single institution from 1990 to 2002 were considered for inclusion in the study. We ...
Bonnefont J P - - 2010
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase 2 (CPT2) deficiency is a rare mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation (FAO) disorder characterized by myalgia, exercise intolerance, and rhabdomyolysis. We evaluate the efficacy of bezafibrate (BZ), a hypolipidemic drug, as a treatment for this form of CPT2 deficiency. A pilot trial was conducted with BZ in six patients ...
Köyba┼či Mine - - 2010
To the best of our knowledge, there is no study in the English literature about the usefulness of ultrasound therapy in degenerative hip osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to examine its short- and long-term efficacy in patients with primary hip osteoarthritis with regard to pain, functional status, and ...
Carradice D - - 2010
AIM: The durability of occlusion post endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins is linked to the magnitude of energy delivered to the vein and consequently increasing amounts of energy are employed. The aim of this study is to establish whether increasing the energy results in greater periprocedural morbidity or ...
Ergun O - - 2010
This study reports on the preliminary results of external neuromyogenic electrostimulation (ENS) for the treatment of anorectal continence problems. A total of seventeen patients with anorectal malformations (n=11), Hirschsprung's disease (n=5) or pelvi-perineal trauma (n=1) were included in the study. All patients were evaluated using clinical, radiological, and manometric methods ...
Forster M T - - 2010
The main aim of this study was to investigate the influence of perioperative anticoagulation on the clinical course and outcome of 144 patients who underwent surgery for chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). The outcome was categorized according to the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), Barthel Index and postoperative quality of life (QoL) ...
Nicolaï Saskia P A - - 2010
The initial treatment for intermittent claudication is supervised exercise therapy (SET). Owing to limited capacity and patient transports costs of clinic-based SET, a concept of SET provided by local physiotherapists was developed. We hypothesized that provision of daily feedback with an accelerometer in addition to SET would further increase walking ...
Lian Wenqing - - 2010
To investigate the efficacy and safety of the corpus cavernosum-corpus spongiosum shunt (Al-Ghorab Shunt) plus intracavernous tunneling (CC-CSS+ICT) for prolonged ischemic priapism (PIP). Twelve patients with PIP were enrolled in this study. The mean age of patients was 38.3 ± 9.2 years old and the mean duration of PIP was ...
Springer A - - 2010
Guidelines recommend early orchidopexy in cryptorchidism to decrease the risk of infertility and tumor formation. We aimed to asses if a delayed initial presentation for cryptorchidism was due to unawareness of these guidelines or for any other reasons. A short questionnaire exploring timing and referral habits when assessing children with ...
Lee Junhyun - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Although laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for early gastric cancer (EGC) offers more advantages than open distal gastrectomy, it does not eliminate the postgastrectomy syndrome, which can negatively impact quality of life (QoL). In this paper, we investigate jejunal pouch interposition (JPI) during LADG and evaluate its potential for long-term ...
Singhal Deepti - - 2010
Although biofilms have been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), there is little evidence that their presence or absence has any effect on the outcomes of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of biofilms on postsurgical outcomes after ESS. A ...
de la Quintana Jiménez Paloma - - 2010
The creation of a stoma can profoundly affect a patient's quality of life. A prospective, 3-month multicenter study was conducted to evaluate stoma patient quality of life among volunteers receiving standard clinical follow-up (S) and those receiving intensive follow-up via telephone (I). A total of 336 patients volunteered to participate; ...
Hsieh Chang-Wei - - 2010
One of the most popular issues in electrostatic biology is the effects of a high-voltage electrostatic field (HVEF) on the thawing of chicken thigh meat. In this study, chicken thigh meat was treated with HVEF (E-group), and compared to samples stored in a common refrigerator (R-group), to investigate how HVEF ...
Theodoropoulos George E - - 2010
This study was designed to prospectively evaluate health-related quality of life in a homogeneous Mediterranean group of colorectal cancer patients. Ninety-five colorectal cancer patients were preoperatively assessed and followed-up with by skilled investigators using the Short Form-36 Health Survey questionnaire. Overall, patients showed deterioration in all domains, except for pain, ...
Beemster Patricia W T - - 2010
PURPOSE: Assessing changes in quality of life (QoL) and perceived pain after laparoscopic-assisted cryoablation (LAC) of renal tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data for 57 patients who were treated with LAC were prospectively collected. QoL, divided into various domains, and postoperative pain were assessed using the Medical Outcome Study 36-item Short ...
Rubio-Arias Hector - - 2010
Presently, water contamination issues are of great concern worldwide. Mexico has not escaped this environmental problem, which negatively affects aquifers, water bodies and biodiversity; but most of all, public health. The objective was to determine the level of water contamination in six tributaries of the Conchos River and to relate ...
Khalid Ayesha N - - 2010
Previous outcomes studies of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) have mostly excluded subjects with immunodeficiency or autoimmune disease. Although expert opinion suggests these patients are often refractory to therapy, outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are not well delineated. We evaluated improvement in objective and quality of life (QoL) measures ...
Yamanaka-Okumura Hisami - - 2010
Aim: In patients with liver cirrhosis, abnormal energy metabolism induces low health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores. However, late-evening snack (LES) prevents morning starvation in cirrhotic patients. Our aim is to assess the effect of long-term LES on HRQOL in cirrhotic patients, using the 36-item Short Form (SF-36) health survey. ...
Ilonen Ilkka K - - 2010
Surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is associated with a significant negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), but only a few published studies evaluate the long-term HRQoL and its association with preoperative pulmonary function tests (PFTs). We conducted a prospective study, with 53 patients undergoing lobectomy (n=49) ...
Grantham J Aaron - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Data on the health status benefits of percutaneous coronary intervention for coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs), a principal indication for the procedure, are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the FlowCardia Approach to CTO Recanalization (FACTOR) trial, patients (n=125) completed the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) at baseline and 1 month ...
Darvall Katy A L - - 2010
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) improves after superficial venous surgery for varicose veins, but the effect of ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy on HRQOL is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine changes in HRQOL after ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins. Consecutive patients undergoing ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose ...
Tseng P H - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare changes in overall health-related quality of life (HRQoL), working competence, and physical functions in heart transplant (HTx) recipients with vs without preoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at 3 crucial stages post-HTx: 1 and 6 months and 1 year. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This between-method triangulation study included qualitative ...
Kutsuna Toshiki - - 2010
Maintenance of the walking ability is very important for smooth continuation of maintenance hemodialysis (HD). The aim of the present study was to clarify the physical activity level in daily living that HD patients should maintain to prevent deterioration of their walking ability. Outpatients undergoing maintenance HD, consisting of 65 ...
Robson P C - - 2010
Percutaneous biliary drainage (PBD) is used to relieve malignant bile duct obstruction (MBO) when endoscopic drainage is not feasible. Little is known about the effects of PBD on the quality of life (QoL) in patients with MBO. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in QoL and pruritus ...
Witt Claudia M - - 2010
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate treatment details and possible effects of an individualized homeopathic treatment in patients with migraine in usual care. DESIGN: This was a prospective multicenter observational study. Consecutive patients beginning homeopathic treatment in primary care practices were evaluated over 2 years ...
M?ller Axel - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to compare the changes in health-related quality of life (QOL) after lung surgery between young and old patients. METHODS: We performed a prospective, population-based, cohort study to investigate health-related QOL before and 6 months after lung surgery. We used the validated instrument Short ...
Croy Ilona - - 2010
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: This prospective study aimed to investigate changes in quality of life (QOL) after nasal surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. METHODS: A total of 788 patients (492 men and 296 women; age range, 9-81 years; mean age, 41 years) were included in this prospective study. Three hundred thirty-six patients received ...
Tian Hua-qin - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy of Chinese medicine comprehensive therapeutic project in treating the middle/late stage primary hepatic carcinoma (PHC). METHODS: With prospective randomized controlled design, 97 patients with PHC were assigned to the test group (49 cases) treated with Chinese medicine comprehensive therapy using Oleum fructus bruceas intervention combining ...
Parameswaran R - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Open oesophagectomy has a detrimental impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL), with recovery taking up to a year. Minimally invasive oesophagectomy (MIO) may enable a more rapid recovery of HRQL. METHODS: Clinical outcomes from consecutive patients undergoing MIO for cancer were recorded between April 2005 and April 2007. ...
Chambers Anthony - - 2010
A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was: In [patients over 70 years of age with lung cancer] is [lung resection] when compared with [non-surgical treatment] justified in terms of [postoperative morbidity, mortality and quality of life]? Altogether more than ...
Wolosker Nelson - - 2010
The objective of this study was to evaluate the postoperative quality of life (QOL) experienced among a group of 1167 patients who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy (VATS) to treat primary hyperhidrosis, as compared with the presurgical QOL. Between February 2002 and June 2007, 1167 patients who had undergone VATS were ...
Grewal Nina K - - 2010
International treatment guidelines now recognize the importance of thrombus removal to reduce postthrombotic morbidity when treating patients with extensive acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Studies have shown that thrombus resolution with catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with iliofemoral DVT reduces postthrombotic morbidity, although patients unsuccessfully treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) do ...
Berry Michael J - - 2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have lower levels of physical activity compared to age-matched controls, and they limit physical activities requiring normal exertion. Our purpose was to compare the effectiveness of a traditional exercise therapy (TET) program with a behavioral lifestyle activity program (LAP) in promoting physical activity. Moderate ...
Zhu Yi-Chen - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To investigate clinical features of Chinese patients with severe primary erectile dysfunction (S-PED) and to identify the ideal treatment options for this population. METHODS: Patients with PED were screened for enrollment in our study. Sexual history, marital status, and erectile function were evaluated by inquiry including International Index of ...
Scott B - - 2011
Trismus is a serious problem for some patients after oral and oropharyngeal cancer, and it has a detrimental impact on quality of life and function. We know of few published papers that include preoperative assessment in reports on the longitudinal outcomes of mouth opening after oral and oropharyngeal surgery. We ...
Danon-Hersch Nadia N From the *Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP), University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; †Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; and ‡Neurosurgical Department, Schulthess-Clinic, Zürich, - - 2010
Prospective, controlled, observational outcome study using clinical, radiographic, and patient/physician-based questionnaire data, with patient outcomes at 12 months follow-up. To validate appropriateness criteria for low back surgery. Most surgical treatment failures are attributed to poor patient selection, but no widely accepted consensus exists on detailed indications for appropriate surgery. Appropriateness ...
Wang Chuanfeng C From the Department of Spine Surgery, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, People's Republic of - - 2010
A prospective cross-sectional study. To study the effects of living environment, rural and urban, on the postoperative quality of life in adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and to explore its causes. Many factors are capable of influencing the health-related quality of life of AIS patients including degree of the ...
Gallas S - - 2011
Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) has a place in the treatment algorithm for faecal incontinence (FI). However, after implantation, 15-30% of patients with FI fail to respond for unknown reasons. We investigated the effect of SNS on continence and quality of life (QOL) and tried to identify specific predictive factors of ...
Yang Chen Guang - - 2011
Fluoropyrimidine drugs are widely used in head and neck cancer (HNC). DPD deficiency is a pharmacogenetics syndrome associated with severe/lethal toxicities upon 5-FU or capecitabine intake. We have developed a simple, rapid, and inexpensive functional testing for DPD activity, as a means to identify deficient patients and to anticipate subsequent ...
Fontanillas Noelia - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To investigate long-term efficiency of an intervention protocol for chronic daily headache with medication overuse (CDHwMO) in the general population. METHODS: The 72 subjects meeting CDHwMO criteria coming from an epidemiological study in the general population (Neurology 2004; 62: 1338-42) were offered follow-up and treatment for 1 year and ...
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