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Impact of Surgery on Quality of Life in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
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PMID:  24305919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Liver resection is the mainstay of curative treatment for localized hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the impact of surgery for HCC on quality of life (QOL) has not been well assessed.
METHODS: Health-related QOL was assessed using the Short Form-36 questionnaire in 108 patients who underwent a liver resection for HCC between January 2004 and January 2008. The QOL assessment was scheduled before and every 3 months after the operation. Patients were divided into two groups based on patient-, tumor-, and surgery-related variables. The physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS) were compared between the two groups.
RESULTS: Altogether, 69 patients (64 %) completed the consecutive QOL assessments until 6 months after surgery. At 3 months, the PCS scores were significantly lower for women and for patients who had undergone thoracotomy than among men (p = 0.010) and patients who had not undergone thoracotomy (p = 0.048), respectively. No significant differences in any of the PCS scores were observed at 6 months. No significant differences in the MCS scores were observed between the groups throughout the investigation, and improvement relative to the preoperative status was observed at 6 months.
CONCLUSIONS: Physical impairments in the QOL after surgery had returned to the baseline at 6 months, and the postoperative mental QOL improved relative to the preoperative state. The surgical candidates were expected to have a satisfactory QOL regardless of the preoperative status and surgical outcomes. A thoracoabdominal approach had a transient negative impact on the physical health status.
Yoshihiro Mise; Shouichi Satou; Takeaki Ishizawa; Junichi Kaneko; Taku Aoki; Kiyoshi Hasegawa; Yasuhiko Sugawara; Masatoshi Makuuchi; Norihiro Kokudo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-2323     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704052     Medline TA:  World J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan.
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