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Quality of life after cystectomy. Comparison between patients with conduit and those with continent caecal reservoir urinary diversion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3191337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A questionnaire survey was carried out to assess the quality of life of 60 patients who had undergone cystectomy because of bladder carcinoma. Urinary diversion was by a continent caecal reservoir in 20 patients and by a conduit in 40. The patients' replies showed that cystectomy could cause severe problems in all aspects of life. Diversion with a continent caecal reservoir was associated with fewer stoma-related problems and seemed to allow the patients greater freedom to continue activities such as sport, travel and social life. Sexual problems, disturbed relationships with partners and emotional and mental problems were common and did not differ between the two groups of patients. It is recommended that patients judged to be prone to mental and emotional disturbance after cystectomy should be identified pre-operatively and given extra psychological support.
A Månsson; G Johnson; W Månsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of urology     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0007-1331     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Urol     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-01-10     Completed Date:  1989-01-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15740090R     Medline TA:  Br J Urol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Malmöhus County Council School of Nursing, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cecum / surgery
Mental Disorders / etiology
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology*
Quality of Life*
Socioeconomic Factors
Urinary Bladder / surgery*
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / rehabilitation*,  surgery
Urinary Diversion / methods*,  psychology

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