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Squitieri Lee - - 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 - - 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 ...
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 ...
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