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Bekeredjian Raffi - - 2010
Older patients with aortic stenosis cannot always be offered conventional surgical aortic valve replacement at an acceptable risk. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is currently considered an alternative treatment option with lower periprocedural risks. However, its effect on post-TAVI quality of life and clinical improvement has not been systematically and ...
Naldini G - - 2010
Constipation is common and a selection of the best treatment is difficult, especially for slow-transit constipation (STC). The aim of the study was to assess the effect of sacral nerve modulation (SNM) on STC. A retrospective analysis of patients with STC, treated with SNM was undertaken. All were evaluated by ...
Strieper Margaret - - 2010
Ablation has become first-line therapy for managing many pediatric patients with atrioventicular accessory pathway or atrioventricular nodal-mediated supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Studies to date have all focused on elimination of the SVT substrate; yet, there are no studies to document whether this results in improved quality of life (QoL) scores. The ...
Vaknin Zvi - - 2010
Evaluation of surgical outcomes, including quality of life, in patients with endometrial cancer in the early phase of implementation of a robotic surgery program, comparing elderly with younger patients. Prospective evaluation of perioperative data and a postoperative quality-of-life survey of the first 100 robotic surgeries for endometrial cancer performed in ...
Carlsson Eva - - 2010
Rectal cancer is the most common reason for a person to undergo ostomy surgery. The aim of this study was to assess concerns and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) before surgery and during the first 6 months following ostomy surgery in the presence of rectal cancer. The sample comprised 57 ...
Venugopal Supriya S - - 2010
Gentian violet (GV), a mixture of crystal violet and methyl violet, a dye belonging to the di- and triaminophenylmethanes class and has been widely used for its bactericidal and fungicidal properties. To date, there have been no reports of long-term therapeutic use of GV in epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Two brothers ...
Soler Zachary M - - 2010
To determine the time interval during which quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes stabilize after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Multi-institutional, longitudinal cohort. Tertiary rhinology centers. Adults with chronic rhinosinusitis from three medical centers were asked to provide responses to the Rhinosinusitis Disability Index (RSDI) and the Chronic Sinusitis Survey (CSS) at baseline and ...
Oermann Christopher M CM Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. - - 2010
Chronic airway infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) causes morbidity and mortality in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Additional anti-PA therapies are needed to improve health status and health-related quality of life. AIR-CF3 was an international 18-month, open-label study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of repeated courses of aztreonam for ...
Brandes Mirko - - 2011
Despite its impact on the overall outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after knee surgery, physical activity has not been investigated directly using accelerometry or step monitoring during the first year after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to osteoarthritis (OA). Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the development ...
Greimel Elfriede - - 2011
The objective of our study was to compare prospectively the QoL in long-term ovarian cancer survivors with short-term survivors and to explore discriminating variables between short-term and long-term survival. Thirty-three patients were included, 22 died within 5 years post diagnosis and 11 survived beyond 10 years. QoL data were collected ...
Shi Hon-Yi - - 2011
Traditional pre- and post-surgery quality of life assessments are inadequate for assessing change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). This study examined whether a response shift, a change in the internal standards of a patient, occurs in patients who have received LC. Self-administered gastrointestinal quality of ...
Squitieri Lee L University of Michigan Medical School, the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, and the Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, - - 2010
In 2009, the World Health Organization published a conceptual outcome framework for evaluating upper extremity injury and disease, known as the Brief International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) Core Set for Hand Conditions. The purpose of this study was to apply the ICF conceptual model to outcomes for ...
Staples Margaret P - - 2011
Objectives. To describe changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) up to 60 months after commencing anti-TNF therapy for RA patients enrolled in the Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD), and to determine the continuation rate and predictors of discontinuation of first-line anti-TNF therapy. Methods. Responses to the HAQ, Assessment of ...
Bosma J - - 2010
We aimed to compare quality of life (QoL) after surgical decompression of the thoracic outlet versus non-operative therapy in patients with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (N-TOS). We retrospectively identified 46 patients, diagnosed with N-TOS between 1999 and 2008. Twenty-four operated and 22 conservatively treated patients were sent questionnaires on their ...
Decastro Brian - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: In 2001, we reported a novel technique for pediatric circumcision that has proved to be fast, reliable, and safe during the past 4 years, with good cosmetic results. Inspired by our success with this technique, we have created a similar device to be used for adults. METHODS: We conducted ...
Chang C-Y - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity on health-related quality of life (QOL) during the first year of follow-up. METHODS: The World Health Organization Quality of Life-Brief (WHOQOL-BREF) was administered 1 month before operation, and at 1, 3, 6 ...
Ourian Ariel J - - 2010
Previous papers studying the effect of surgeon experience on patient outcomes after colorectal surgery are hampered by study design, variable measurements of outcome, and have shown conflicting results. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program is a validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program used to measure the quality of surgical care. Here, we ...
Bailey Donald E DE - - 2010
We identified trajectories of illness uncertainty in chronic hepatitis C patients and examined their association with fatigue levels during 12 months of disease monitoring without treatment (watchful waiting). Sixty-two men and 63 women completed uncertainty and fatigue measures. Groups were formed by uncertainty scores (high, medium, and low) at baseline. ...
Franić Damir - - 2010
To evaluate the effect of counseling on women's adherence to hormone therapy (HT) in Slovenia following the publication of the results of the Women's Health Initiative prospective study. In this 24-month prospective, randomized, controlled study with 125 women in early menopause, those in the study group (n=64) attended oral presentations ...
Alves S - - 2010
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is characterized by mucinous ascites, predominantly arising form a perforated tumour of the appendix. This study aimed to assess Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL) in patients following cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy for PMP. Over a one year period, 49 consecutive patients (13 male, 36 females) with ...
Meurette G - - 2010
Aim:  The STARR procedure is a surgical option for the treatment of rectocoele associated with obstructed defaecation syndrome (ODS). The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of this technique in restoring anatomy and the long-term sustainability of symptom control and quality of life. Methods:  Of 48 patients ...
Wang Hao - - 2011
To compare the short-term health-related quality of life (HRQL) between the two different routes of gastric tube reconstruction after minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). From January 2007 to June 2009, 97 patients who underwent three-incision subtotal MIE were enrolled in this retrospective study. Among them, 49 patients followed prevertebral route and ...
Taylor D Robin - - 2011
The NIOX MINO(®) is a nitric oxide (FE(NO)) analyser based on electrochemical technology. It includes a replaceable sensor. Quality control procedures are recommended, but regular calibration is not possible. We aimed to evaluate the performance characteristics of the NIOX MINO(®) to identify if reproducibility changed over time, or with different ...
Okabayashi Takehiro - - 2011
The long-term outcomes of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) administration in patients undergoing hepatic resection remain unclear. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of oral supplementation with BCAA-enriched nutrients on postoperative quality of life (QOL) in patients undergoing liver resection. A prospective randomized clinical trial was conducted ...
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 SR Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, - - 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 NS Hepatobiliary Surgery Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, United - - 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 ...
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