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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223069/neuropsychological-and-clinical-heterogeneity-of-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-multiple-system-atrophy
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Lorena Broseghini Barcelos, Flávia Saad, Carla Giacominelli, Roberta Arb Saba, Patrícia Maria de Carvalho Aguiar, Sonia Maria Azevedo Silva, Vanderci Borges, Paulo Henrique Ferreira Bertolucci, Henrique Ballalai Ferraz
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated neuropsychological tests to compare cognitive impairment between two types of multiple system atrophy: predominant parkinsonism (MSA-P) and predominant cerebellar ataxia (MSA-C). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 14 patients diagnosed with MSA: four with MSA-C and ten with MSA-P. Presence of motor symptoms was determined by using the Unified Rating MSA Scale (URMSAS). Non-motor symptoms were evaluated by the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's disease Autonomic (SCOPA-AUT), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221456/effect-of-multimorbidity-on-quality-of-life-in-adult-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bijan Shad, Asieh Ashouri, Tolou Hasandokht, Fatemeh Rajati, Arsalan Salari, Moona Naghshbandi, Fardin Mirbolouk
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to describe the effect of multimorbidity on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A cross-sectional study with a simple sampling method of 296 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery in a referral hospital of the northern part of Iran was conducted between April, 2015 and September, 2016. Multimorbidity was defined as the presence of at least two chronic diseases based on self-reporting and medical records...
December 8, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220729/comparison-of-dynamic-cervical-implant-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-single-level-cervical-degenerative-disc-disease-a-five-year-follow-up
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Ce Zhu, Xi Yang, Lei Wang, Bo-Wen Hu, Li-Min Liu, Lin-Nan Wang, Hao Liu, Yue-Ming Song
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical and radiographic outcomes of dynamic cervical implant(DCI) with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion(ACDF) in the treatment of single-level cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD) 5 years after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with DCI were matched one-to-one with patients with ACDF based on age, gender, and operative segment in this retrospective study. All patients had been followed up for more than 5 years...
December 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217350/clinical-factors-that-affect-perceived-quality-of-life-in-arthroscopic-reconstruction-for-acromioclavicular-joint-dislocation
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F Abat, I Gich, L Natera, M Besalduch, J Sarasquete
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the results of arthroscopic repair of acromioclavicular dislocation in terms of health-related quality of life. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Prospective study of patients with acromioclavicular dislocation Rockwood grade iii-v, treated arthroscopically with a mean follow up of 25.4 months. The demographics of the series were recorded and evaluations were performed preoperatively, at 3 months and 2 years with validated questionnaires as Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36), visual analogue scale (VAS), The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH), Constant-Murley Shoulder Outcome Score (Constant) and Walch-Duplay Score (WD)...
December 4, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215503/minimum-detectable-measurement-difference-mdmd-for-health-related-quality-of-life-hrql-measures-varies-according-age-and-disability-in-adult-spinal-deformity-asd-implications-for-calculating-minimal-clinically-important-difference-mcid
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Michael P Kelly, Han Jo Kim, Christopher P Ames, Douglas C Burton, Leah Yacat Carreon, David W Polly, Richard Hostin, Amit Jain, Jeffrey L Gum, Virginie Lafage, Frank J Schwab, Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Shay Bess
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the minimum detectable measurement difference (MDMD) in the Scoliosis Research Society-22r (SRS-22r) outcomes instrument in adult spinal deformity (ASD) and to evaluate the effect of baseline data on measurable difference. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The minimum clinically important difference (MCID) is the smallest, clinically relevant change observed and has been proposed for the SRS-22r instrument in ASD as 0...
December 5, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212511/comparing-the-chinese-versions-of-two-knee-specific-questionnaires-ikdc-and-koos-reliability-validity-and-responsiveness
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Chien-Chih Huang, Wen-Shiang Chen, Mei-Wun Tsai, Wendy Tzyy-Jiuan Wang
BACKGROUND: The International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form (IKDC) and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) are knee-specific questionnaires that have been widely used and translated into numerous languages. However, the differences in the psychometric properties between the Chinese IKDC and KOOS remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to conduct a cross-cultural adaptation of the Chinese IKDC and Chinese KOOS and to compare the psychometric properties of these two measures in patients with various knee injuries from the acute stage up to 12 weeks after receiving treatment...
December 6, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212251/low-ft3-is-associated-with-diminished-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-treated-with-drug-eluting-stent-a-longitudinal-observational-study
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Chao Xue, Ling Bian, Yu Shui Xie, Zhao Fang Yin, Zuo Jun Xu, Qi Zhi Chen, Hui Li Zhang, Yu Qi Fan, Run Du, Chang Qian Wang
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with low triiodothyronine (T3) syndrome characterized by low free T3 (fT3) levels with normal thyroxine (T4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) have a higher rate of death. The impact of fT3 on Health related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with ACS is still unknown. 528 ACS patients treated with drug-eluting stent (DES) were included in this prospective, observational study. Patients were classified into low fT3 group (n=126) and normal fT3 group (n=402) according to serum fT3 level...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211169/artisanal-fisherwomen-shellfish-gatherers-analyzing-the-impact-of-upper-limb-functioning-and-disability-on-health-related-quality-of-life
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Juliana Dos Santos Müller, Ila Rocha Falcão, Maria Carolina Barreto Moreira Couto, Wendel da Silva Viana, Ivone Batista Alves, Denise Nunes Viola, Courtney Georgette Woods, Rita de Cássia Franco Rêgo
The aim is to analyze upper limb functioning and disability, and its association with health-related quality of life among artisanal fisherwomen from Bahia, Brazil. Cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted with a sample of 209 fisherwomen. Structured questionnaires were used for socio-demographic and comorbidity information, as well as the instruments Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and Short-Form Healthy Survey (SF-36) respectively, to evaluate the upper limbs and health-related quality of life...
November 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209693/health-self-perception-in-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-a-web-survey
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M Chiarini, E Di Simone, C Scafuro, F Auddino, M Fabbri, A Delli Poggi, S Catanzaro, N Giannetta, M Di Muzio
BACKGROUND: Crohn's Disease (CD) has an incidence on the physical and psychological autonomy of the patient, such as to alter their daily life. The impact of the disease on the daily life of the patients is related to the symptoms and complications of the disease. Patient autonomy and participation in social and work life are the goals that nurses must reach for patients with CD to improve their quality of life. AIM: To measure the perception of the health of people with a diagnosis of CD...
November 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204784/long-term-quality-of-life-changes-after-primary-septorhinoplasty
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Olcay Cem Bulut, Frank Wallner, Dare Oladokun, Claire Kayser, Michaela Plath, Eric Schulz, Peter Karl Plinkert, Ingo Baumann
PURPOSE: Health-related quality of life measurements are gaining in importance in clinical medicine. Little is known about the long-term quality of life changes after septorhinoplasty. This study was designed to analyse the long-term quality of life impacts of septorhinoplasty, using disease-specific instruments-rhinoplasty outcome evaluation (ROE) and Functional Rhinoplasty Outcome Inventory-17 (FROI-17); as well as a generic instrument-Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36). METHODS: Patients completed the FROI-17, the ROE and the SF-36 preoperatively and at 12 and 60 months postoperatively...
December 4, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204592/subtyping-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-me-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-by-course-of-illness
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Jamie Stoothoff, Kristen Gleason, Stephanie McManimen, Taylor Thorpe, Leonard A Jason
Past research has subtyped patients with Myalgic Encephalolyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) according to factors related to illness onset, illness duration, and age. However, no classification system fully accounts for the wide range of symptom severity, functional disability, progression, and prognosis seen among patients. This study examined whether illness trajectories among individuals with CFS were predictive of different levels of symptomology, functional disability, and energy expenditure...
2017: Journal of biosensors, biomarkers and diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202743/posterior-intervertebral-space-debridement-annular-bone-grafting-and-instrumentation-for-treatment-of-lumbosacral-tuberculosis
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Weiwei Li, Jun Liu, Liqun Gong, Yongchun Zhou, Dapeng Duan
BACKGROUND: The choice of surgical methods for lumbosacral tuberculosis is controversial due to the complex anterior anatomy and peculiar biomechanics of the lumbosacral junction. The objective of this study was to explore the clinical effect of posterior intervertebral space debridement with annular bone graft fusion and fixation for the treatment of lumbosacral tuberculosis. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed data from 23 patients with lumbosacral tuberculosis who had undergone posterior intervertebral space debridement with annular bone fusion and fixation between January 2008 and September 2014...
December 4, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201296/predictors-of-midterm-outcomes-after-medial-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-in-asians
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Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Sanchalika Acharyya, Shi-Ming Tan, Hee-Nee Pang, Keng-Jin Darren Tay, Shi-Lu Chia, Ngai-Nung Lo, Seng-Jin Yeo
Background: This study was designed to evaluate predictors of good outcomes following medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) in Asian patients. Methods: Registry data of patients who underwent primary unilateral medial UKA from 2006 to 2011 were collected. Outcomes studied were the Oxford Knee Score (OKS) and the Physical Component Score (PCS) of the Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire. These outcome scores were collected prospectively, pre- and postoperatively up to 5 years...
December 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199900/a-prescribed-walking-regimen-plus-arginine-supplementation-improves-function-and-quality-of-life-for-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-pilot-study
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Mary Beth Brown, Attie Kempf, Catherine M Collins, Gary M Long, Matthew Owens, Shikha Gupta, Yaron Hellman, Vincent Wong, Mark Farber, Tim Lahm
Current evidence suggests that exercise training is beneficial in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Unfortunately, the standard supervised, hospital-based programs limit patient accessibility to this important intervention. Our proof-of-concept study aimed to provide insight into the usefulness of a prescribed walking regimen along with arginine supplementation to improve outcomes for patients with PAH. Twelve PAH patients (all women) in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class (FC) II (n = 7) or III (n = 5) and in stable condition for ≥ 3 months were enrolled...
January 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198388/patient-reported-outcome-measures-for-fatigue-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-a-systematic-review
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Angela Ju, Mark L Unruh, Sara N Davison, Juan Dapueto, Mary Amanda Dew, Richard Fluck, Michael Germain, Sarbjit Vanita Jassal, Gregorio Obrador, Donal O'Donoghue, Peter Tugwell, Jonathan C Craig, Angelique F Ralph, Martin Howell, Allison Tong
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a prevalent and debilitating symptom in patients receiving hemodialysis. We aimed to identify and evaluate the characteristics and psychometric properties of patient-reported outcome measures for fatigue in patients receiving hemodialysis, to inform the selection of a robust and feasible measure for use in randomized trials in hemodialysis. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review of outcome measures for fatigue. SETTING & POPULATION: Patients receiving hemodialysis...
November 29, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197395/translation-and-psychometric-testing-of-the-farsi-version-of-the-seattle-angina-questionnaire
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Zahra Taheri-Kharameh, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Nahid Rejeh, Ebrahim Hajizadeh, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Sherrill Snelgrove, Ali Montazeri
BACKGROUND: Angina pectoris causes substantial psychological and functional disabilities and adversely effects quality of life in patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties including validity and reliability of the Farsi version of the Seattle angina questionnaire. METHODS: The 'forward-backward' procedure was applied to translate this questionnaire from English to Farsi. The translated version of the Seattle angina questionnaire was assessed in terms of validity and reliability with a convenience sample of 200 patients suffering from angina pectoris who were recruited from the inpatient ward (post CCU) and outpatient department at two teaching hospitals in an urban area of Iran...
December 2, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197140/the-effect-of-interferon-free-regimens-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-east-asian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Zobair M Younossi, Maria Stepanova, Linda Henry, Kwang-Hyub Han, Sang Hoon Ahn, Young-Suk Lim, Wan-Long Chuang, Jia-Horng Kao, Nguyen Kinh, Ching Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen, Henry Lik-Yuen Chan, Wei Lai
BACKGROUND/AIM: Interferon (IFN)-based regimens cause significant impairment of health-related quality of life (HRQL). HCV cure with IFN-free regimens improves HRQL. The effect of these regimens on HRQL in East Asian HCV patients is unclear due to lack of easy access. AIM: To assess HRQL in East Asian HCV patients treated with IFN-free regimen with sofosbuvir+ribavirin. METHODS: Patients completed Short Form-36 (SF-36) before, during and after treatment...
December 2, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196816/extended-nursing-for-the-recovery-of-urinary-functions-and-quality-of-life-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chunxia Wang, Zhen Song, Siheng Li, Sheng Tai
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work is to explore the effects of continuing nursing care intervention on postoperative urinary control and quality of life among patients with prostate cancer. METHODS: This was a single-center, parallel, and randomized controlled trial that was carried out at the Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, China. The participants underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP) between October 2014 and April 2016...
December 1, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195500/an-implantable-pump-lenus-pro%C3%A2-in-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-with-intravenous-treprostinil
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Marcin Kurzyna, Katarzyna Małaczyńska-Rajpold, Andrzej Koteja, Agnieszka Pawlak, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Michał Furdal, Zbigniew Gąsior, Wojciech Jacheć, Bożena Sobkowicz, Justyna Norwa, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Adam Torbicki
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous treprostinil is a prostacyclin analogue used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Due to local pain it can cause a deterioration of heart related quality of life (HRQoL) or even abandonment of treatment. The aim of this paper was to assess the feasibility of treatment with intravenous treprostinil administered by means of the Lenus Pro® implantable pump. METHODS: This was a retrospective, multi-center study involving 12 patients (8 females) with PAH treated with a subcutaneous infusion of treprostinil with intolerable pain at the infusion site...
December 2, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195125/effects-of-continuation-electroconvulsive-therapy-on-quality-of-life-in-elderly-depressed-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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W Vaughn McCall, Sarah H Lisanby, Peter B Rosenquist, Mary Dooley, Mustafa M Husain, Rebecca G Knapp, Georgios Petrides, Matthew V Rudorfer, Robert C Young, Shawn M McClintock, Martina Mueller, Joan Prudic, Robert M Greenberg, Richard D Weiner, Samuel H Bailine, Nagy A Youssef, Laryssa McCloud, Charles H Kellner
We examined whether electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) plus medications ("STABLE + PHARM" group) had superior HRQOL compared with medications alone ("PHARM" group) as continuation strategy after successful acute right unilateral ECT for major depressive disorder (MDD). We hypothesized that scores from the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) would be higher during continuation treatment in the "STABLE + PHARM" group versus the "PHARM" group. The overall study design was called "Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly" (PRIDE)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
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