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Quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes following pelvic exenteration for pelvic malignancy.
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PMID:  24420909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Pelvic exenteration is highly radical surgery offering the only potential cure for locally advanced pelvic cancer. This study compared quality of life and other relevant patient-reported outcomes over 12 months for patients who did and those who did not undergo pelvic exenteration.
METHODS: Consecutive patients referred for consideration of pelvic exenteration completed clinical and patient-reported outcome assessments at baseline, hospital discharge (exenteration patients only), and 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Outcomes included cancer-specific quality of life (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Colorectal; FACT-C), physical and mental health status (Short Form 36 version 2), psychological distress (Distress Thermometer), and pain (study-specific composite) scores. Linear mixed modelling compared trajectories between exenteration and no-exenteration groups.
RESULTS: Among 182 patients, 148 (81.3 per cent) proceeded to exenteration. There were no baseline differences between the two groups. Among patients who had exenteration, the mean FACT-C score at baseline of 93.0 had reduced by 14·4 points at hospital discharge, but increased to 86·7 at 1 month after surgery and continued to improve, returning to baseline by 9 months. For patients in the no-exenteration group, FACT-C scores decreased between baseline and 1 month, increased slowly to 6 months and then began to decline at 9 months. There were few statistically or clinically significant differences in any patient-reported outcomes between the groups.
CONCLUSION: Quality of life and related patient-reported outcomes improve rapidly after pelvic exenteration surgery. For 9 months after surgery, these outcomes are comparable with those of similar do patients who do not have surgery; thereafter, there is a decline in patients who do not have exenteration. Pelvic exenteration can be performed with acceptable quality of life and patient-reported outcomes.
J M Young; T Badgery-Parker; L M Masya; M King; C Koh; A C Lynch; A G Heriot; M J Solomon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2168     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 BJS Society Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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