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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 M Department of Anaesthesia, Institute for Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Mölndal, Göteborg, Sweden. - - 2010
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 (CBA). ...
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 ...
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 ...
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) ...
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