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Quality of life of patients with esophageal replacement for congenital and acquired esophageal anomalies.
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PMID:  24340513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIM: To assess the long-term quality of life (QoL) and symptoms experienced by patients who underwent esophageal replacement for congenital and acquired children esophageal pathology.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group comprised 71 patients divided into 2 groups, group I: 34 patients who underwent gastric tube esophagoplasty, and group II: 37 patients who underwent colic tube esophagoplasty. QoL score was assessed using a 24-item original questionnaire covering aspects of eating, disease-specific symptoms, physical and psychological development, and social integration.
RESULTS: QoL scores based on patient and parental responses were very close. Long-term postoperative functional outcomes for the two groups were comparable.
CONCLUSIONS: The QoL scores and general life status were not influenced by the used technique and this pathology should be approached according to the particularity of each case and surgeon's personal experience and preference.
Simona Gavrilescu; Elena Hanganu; I Sarbu; S G Aprodu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti din Iaş̧i     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0048-7848     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi     Publication Date:    2013 Apr-Jun
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Created Date:  2013-12-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413735     Medline TA:  Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi     Country:  Romania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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