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Zoellner Jamie - - 2010
Race/ethnic-specific physical activity patterns and biological responses to physical activity is one of the most understudied, yet critical aspects related to the development and adoption of physical activity recommendations. In this 6-month community walking intervention targeting African Americans, participants wore a pedometer and maintained a pedometer diary for the study ...
Lee Hye Jung - - 2010
To figure out the geographical distribution of Gynaecotyla squatarolae and Microphallus koreana metacercariae in Korea, shore crabs of southwestern coastal areas were examined. Eight coastal areas in Inchon-si (A), Gyeonggi-do (B), Chungcheongnam-do (C, D, and E), Jeollabuk-do (F), and Jeollanam-do (G and H) were selected, and 2 kinds of crabs, ...
Bae Jang Ho - - 2010
We investigated erectile and ejaculatory function after penile prosthesis implantation. A total of 121 patients were enrolled in the surgery group (SG) and 120 patients in the nonsurgery group (NSG). All subjects were evaluated by use of the following questionnaires: the erection function and intercourse satisfaction domains of the International ...
Paré Pierre P Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire de Québec--Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement, Université Laval, 1050 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, Quebec. - - 2010
To determine whether strategies to counsel and empower patients with heartburn-predominant dyspepsia could improve health-related quality of life. Using a cluster randomized, parallel group, multicentre design, nine centres were assigned to provide either basic or comprehensive counselling to patients (age range 18 to 50 years) presenting with heartburn-predominant upper gastrointestinal ...
Rameh Charbel - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Surgery is an unquestionable treatment for stages III and IV vestibular schwannomas. The postoperative quality of life (QOL) remains the main issue of concern. In this study, we have evaluated the postoperative QOL of these patients operated by two surgical approaches, the retrosigmoid approach (RSA) and the translabyrinthine approach ...
Gerullis Holger - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To describe our experiences with nephrocutaneous bypass and to assess the role of this procedure as a mean of urinary diversion in patients with incurable ureteral obstruction who are not appropriate candidates for subcutaneous pyelovesical bypass. METHODS: Nephrocutaneous bypass was performed on 15 (12 male, 3 female) patients with ...
Bjessmo Staffan - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To investigate health-related quality of life (QOL) late after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) due to acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or stable angina, and also to compare QOL in these two groups to matched samples from the general Swedish population. DESIGN: One-hundred patients with ACS and 100 with stable ...
Ho Lance - - 2010
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Destructive metastatic lesions about the acetabulum result in pain and functional limitations. We assessed whether periacetabular reconstruction (PAR) improves quality of life by examining outcome measures of pain, function, and mobility. METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with a mean follow-up of 23.6 months (range, 0.5-112 months) were retrospectively reviewed. All patients ...
Kim M - - 2010
BACKGROUND:: This study evaluated continence, constipation and quality of life before and after perineal rectosigmoidectomy for full-thickness rectal prolapse. METHODS:: Consecutive patients with full-thickness rectal prolapse undergoing perineal rectosigmoid- ectomy (Altemeier's procedure) between May 2004 and June 2008 were studied. A standardized questionnaire, including the Cleveland Clinic Constipation Score (CCCS), ...
Almeida Rui M S - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to present the surgical experience of the Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery of West of Paraná (ICCOP) with respect to the treatment of left ventricle aneurysms by endoventriculoplasty with septal exclusion (EVSE) and to evaluate the quality of life of these patients after a 114-month ...
Lagercrantz Emma - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcome in discharged cardiac surgery patients after prolonged postoperative intensive care needs further investigation. The aim was to study survival, functional status, and quality of life in cardiac surgery patients with more than 10 days postoperative intensive care unit stay. METHODS: We performed a population-based study including ...
Gong Hyun Sik - - 2010
PURPOSE: The heterogeneity of cerebral palsy makes interpretation and prediction of outcome after upper extremity surgery difficult. We hypothesized that the outcome of upper extremity surgery for cerebral palsy is related to the Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) level. METHODS: We reviewed 27 patients with a mean age of 22 ...
Leong K J - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism produces improvement in health-related quality of life in a United Kingdom population. METHODS: Since October 2002, patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism were asked to complete the SF-36 questionnaire, a validated self assessment tool prior to ...
Lim Hwa Su - - 2010
This study was designed to objectively assess the impediment of incontinence to quality of life (QoL) in females and its improvement by the midurethral sling (MUS) procedure. From June 2006 to June 2007, 93 female patients underwent the MUS procedure at our institute because of urinary incontinence. The incontinence quality ...
Jaiswal Shyam S - - 2010
Lower extremity ulcers are a serious complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). These ulcers show decreased angiogenic response and production of growth factors. Recombinant human platelet derived growth factor (rhPDGF) has been found to decrease the time to healing. This study was conducted to evaluate its efficacy in the treatment of ...
Schembre D - - 2010
Esophagectomy (EG) and endoscopic therapy (ET) can eradicate Barrett's esophagus with early neoplasia. Their relative effect on quality of life is unknown. The 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI) questionnaires were sent to all patients who underwent either EG or ET at our ...
Basinski James R - - 2010
Delirium commonly occurs during myeloablative hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Little is known about how delirium during the acute phase of HCT affects long-term distress, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and neurocognitive functioning. This prospective, cohort study examines these outcomes at 6 months and 1 year in 90 patients undergoing HCT. ...
Ellis Janice S - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the impact of customised dietary advice on patients' satisfaction with their dentures and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients wearing implant-supported mandibular overdentures (IOD) or conventional dentures (CD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 28 IOD (two ...
Chaudhary Sarah - - 2010
This article is based on an analysis of a practice database held by Self Help Nottingham, an organisation that supports local self-help groups. The database contains details of 936 groups that closed between 1982 and 2007. The aim of the study is to provide qualitative and descriptive quantitative information about ...
Groth Shawn S - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: We sought to objectively assess our outcomes after laparoscopic diaphragmatic plication for symptomatic hemidiaphragmatic paralysis or eventration using a respiratory quality-of-life questionnaire and pulmonary function tests. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all symptomatic patients with hemidiaphragmatic paralysis or eventration who underwent laparoscopic diaphragmatic plication from March 1, ...
Rat Anne-Christine - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To compare quality of life (QOL) scores 3 and 10 years after total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for osteoarthritis with QOL scores in a general population, and to determine factors associated with QOL after surgery. METHODS: Data were obtained from 2 multicenter cohorts of patients ...
Gonzalez Sáenz de Tejada Marta - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Patient psychological factors have been linked to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes after total joint replacement (TJR). We evaluated the relationship between patient expectations before TJR, their fulfillment and HRQoL outcomes at 3 and 12 months after surgery. METHODS: Consecutive patients preparing for TJR of the knee or ...
Danielsson Aina J - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: The previous Scoliosis Research Society brace study (JBJS-A, 1995) included patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) with moderate curve sizes (25 degrees -35 degrees). The Swedish patients in this study were examined in a long-term follow-up. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to analyze and compare quality of life in ...
Carmeli Eli - - 2011
Melanoma is a malignant tumour of melanocytes, which are found predominantly in skin, and at least 10-45% of patients develop secondary lymphedema (SL). This study seeks to investigate if individual's lymphatic system can benefit from complete decongestive physical therapy (CDPT) 1 year after discharge from CDPT and consequently endorsing a ...
Rasmussen L H - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to compare the outcome 2years after treatment of varicose veins by endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) or surgery by assessing recurrence, venous clinical severity score (VCSS) and quality of life. METHODS: A total of 121 patients (137 legs) were randomised to either EVLA or saphenofemoral ligation and ...
Aulagne M B - - 2010
To evaluate, from the patient's point of view, long-term urinary and sexual outcome of surgery for severe hypospadias. Patients treated for severe posterior hypospadias during childhood and now aged 20-35 years were included. Outcome was evaluated using the Hypospadias Objective Scoring Evaluation and our own quality of life questionnaire. Of ...
Zidén Lena - - 2010
Purpose. To investigate the long-term effects of home rehabilitation (HR) after hip fracture in elderly people. Method. A randomized, controlled longitudinal study on geriatric hospital-based HR was compared with conventional care (CC) in 102 patients. Independence in activities of daily living (ADL), frequency of activity, basic physical performance, balance confidence, ...
Syrko Marcin - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Forearm amputation in different zones via a similar mechanism in a group of patients of similar age is associated with different possibilities of functional recovery. The degree of postoperative recovery of function is invariably partial compared to pre-amputation function; this kind of trauma inevitably leads to disability. The patients ...
Worley Anthea - - 2010
PURPOSE: This paper reports on a 3-month post-discharge falls profile of a cohort of patients discharged home from an acute rehabilitation setting. METHODS: A consecutively-sampled cohort of consenting patients was prospectively followed for 3 months after discharge from a large Australian metropolitan acute rehabilitation facility. Patients were diagnostically classified by ...
Akduman Davut - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To make a contribution to the treatment modality of larynx cancer, we evaluated our surgical outcomes of the patients with larynx cancer and their quality of life in the postoperative period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients (38 males, 5 females; mean age 57.6 years; range 34 to 84 years) ...
Jalali Yones - - 2010
The aim of this prospective clinical pilot study was to evaluate the pain alleviation effectiveness of two desensitizing agents (VivaSens and Seal&Protect) on 30 patients suffering from cervical dentine sensitivity (CDS) over a six month period. Analysis of possible differences in pain alleviation effect between the agents and over time ...
Field Jonathan R - - 2010
In the last decade the sub grouping of low back pain (LBP) patients according to their likely response to treatment has been identified as a research priority. As with other patient groups, researchers have found few if any factors from the case history or physical examination that are helpful in ...
Rosén Helena I - - 2010
The aim of this study was to describe patients' experiences and perceived causes of persisting discomfort following day surgery. Earlier research has mainly covered symptoms and signs during a recovery period of up to one month, and not dealt with patients' perceptions of what causes persisting, longer-term discomfort. This study ...
Hurkmans Emalie J - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the maintenance of physical activity 12 months after two 1-year Internet-based physical activity interventions in patients with RA. METHODS: This follow-up study was a randomized comparison of an Internet-based individualized training (IT) and a general training (GT) programme in sedentary RA patients. Outcome measures included physical activity ...
Sardella C - - 2010
Quality of life (QoL) may be affected in acromegalic patients, although the role of disease activity is still unsettled. The aim of the study was to assess the QoL of acromegalic patients with a specific questionnaire (ACROQOL). ACROQOL was evaluated in a prospective study (at baseline, at 6 and 24 ...
Hagel Sofia - - 2010
To examine the effect of an interdisciplinary, out-patient rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic inflammatory arthritis on aerobic capacity and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). One hundred and seventy-four patients, 115 with peripheral arthritis (PA) (91 women, mean age 53 years, disease duration 16 years) and 59 with spondylarthropathies (SpA), ...
Munarriz Ricardo - - 2010
Penile microarterial bypass surgery (MABS) may be the only treatment capable of restoring normal erectile function without the necessity for the chronic use of vasoactive medications or placement of a penile prosthesis. Lack of standardization in patient selection, hemodynamic evaluation, surgical technique, and limited long-term outcome data using validated instruments ...
Matsuyama H - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Scant evidence has been reported on the evaluation of quality-of-life (QOL) in patients who had undergone surgical treatment due to pelvic floor prolapse including cystocele. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of surgical intervention on patients' QOL before and after surgery. METHODS: Between 1997 and ...
Dimitroulis George - - 2010
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes of patients who had undergone temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discectomy with dermis-fat grafting compared with a cohort of closely matched patients who had not had surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 61 patients was undertaken. All ...
Krecki Rados?aw - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Treatment of chronic diseases, such as atherosclerosis, usually leads to significant short-term improvement. Mid- and long-term results are not always as satisfactory. That is why improvement of quality of life should be the leading qualification criterion for invasive procedures, which sometimes carry a risk of complications. AIM: To determine ...
Rosen Sydney - - 2010
Although the medical outcomes of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS are well described, less is known about how ART affects patients' economic activities and quality of life, especially after the first year on ART. We assessed symptom prevalence, general health, ability to perform normal activities, and employment status among adult ...
Leijon Matti E - - 2010
Written prescriptions of physical activity have increased in popularity. Such schemes have mostly been evaluated in terms of efficacy in clinical trials. This study reports on a physical activity prescription referral scheme implemented in routine primary health care (PHC) in Sweden. The aim of this study was to evaluate patients' ...
Abelha Fernando J - - 2010
Aorto-bifemoral bypass (AFB) is commonly performed to treat aorto-iliac disease and a durable long-term outcome is achieved. Most studies documenting beneficial outcomes after AFB have been limited to mortality and morbidity rates, costs and length of hospital stay (LOS). Few studies have examined the dependency of patients and how their ...
Malhotra Raman - - 2010
To test the hypothesis that occlusion-positive (OP) patients with blepharospasm (BEB) or hemifacial spasm (HFS) will benefit from a Bangerter occlusion foil (BOF), compared to occlusion-negative (ON) patients. OP/ON was based on immediate improvement in spasm with placement of a hand in front of either eye. Prospective non-randomised single-centre pilot ...
Abergel Abraham - - 2010
We evaluated the health-related quality of life (QOL) of patients undergoing anterior skull base tumor resection. The Anterior Skull Base Surgery QOL questionnaire, a disease-specific multidimensional instrument dedicated to this population, was used to collect and prospectively analyze demographic, medical, and QOL data on 48 patients. Thirty-nine patients completed the ...
Sandooram Dosh - - 2010
With the emergence of three effective management options for vestibular schwannoma and the drastic reduction in mortality rate, the last two decades have seen increasing attention being paid to health-related quality of life. The vast majority of quality of life studies have been retrospective. We prospectively assessed quality of life ...
Smith Timothy L - - 2010
1) To measure the proportion of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) who experience clinically significant improvement after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in a prospective, multi-institutional fashion. 2) To identify preoperative characteristics that predict clinically significant improvement in quality of life (QOL) after ESS. Prospective, multi-institutional cohort study. Academic tertiary care ...
Teut Michael - - 2010
Very little is known about the range of diagnoses, course of treatment and long-term outcome in elderly patients who choose to receive homeopathic medical treatment. We investigated homeopathic practice in an industrialised country under everyday conditions.The aim of the study was to determine the spectrum of diagnoses and treatments, as ...
Bastida Guillermo - - 2010
The effect of thiopurine immunomodulators on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been controversial. The aims were to evaluate the HRQoL in patients with IBD treated with thiopurines and assess the short- and long-term impacts of the treatment on HRQoL. Ninety-two consecutive patients ...
Singh Roop - - 2010
Prospective clinical study. Pressure ulcers interfere with the rehabilitation process in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and are a significant deterrent to participation in activities that contribute to independent, productive, and satisfying life. To evaluate the effect of surgery for pressure ulcers on general health and quality of life ...
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