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Paweł Kleczyński, Maciej Bagieński, Danuta Sorysz, Lukasz Rzeszutko, Jarosław Trębacz, Marek Tomala, Robert Sobczyński, Artur Dziewierz, Andrzej Surdacki, Dariusz Dudek
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a treatment option for elderly high-risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Improvement of quality of life (QoL) is a relevant issue in this group of patients. AIM: To assess changes in QoL after TAVI. METHODS: Forty patients who underwent TAVI in our institution were included in this QoL study. All subjects were screened for TAVI in a standard fashion, including QoL assessment with the EQoL (EQ-5D-3L)...
2014: Kardiologia Polska
M Franceschini, F La Porta, M Agosti, M Massucci
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate which neurological impairments on discharge from rehabilitation services are associated with a worse outcome in terms of health related-quality of life (HRQoL) one year after stroke. METHODS: We enrolled 528 first-time stroke patients in a multicenter observational study involving 18 Italian inpatients rehabilitation centers. Neurological impairment-related factors, socio-demographic and general clinical variables and process indicators were considered independent variables at discharge...
September 2010: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Markus Melloh, Christoph Röder, Achim Elfering, Jean-Claude Theis, Urs Müller, Lukas P Staub, Emin Aghayev, Thomas Zweig, Thomas Barz, Thomas Kohlmann, Simon Wieser, Peter Jüni, Marcel Zwahlen
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence on differences across health care systems in choice and outcome of the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) with spinal surgery and conservative treatment as the main options. At least six randomised controlled trials comparing these two options have been performed; they show conflicting results without clear-cut evidence for superior effectiveness of any of the evaluated interventions and could not address whether treatment effect varied across patient subgroups...
2008: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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