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Per Bech, Stephen Fitzgerald Austin, Marianne Engelbrecht Lau
INTRODUCTION: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for anxiety and depressive disorders are an important aspect of measurement-based care. AIM: The aim of the study was to perform a clinimetric analysis of two PROMs scales in patents with depression and anxiety. METHODS: Patients completed a 10-item version (SCL-10) of the Symptom Checklist to measure burden of symptoms and a brief 5-item version of World Health Organization Well-being scale (WHO-5) to measure quality of life...
March 16, 2018: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
Jinming Zhu, Miao He, Chunling Ma, Fengyun Peng, Yuli Su, Lei Huang
BACKGROUND In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression of NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) and caspase-1 in fetal membrane and placental tissues of patients with premature rupture of membrane (PROM), and to explore their role in PROM. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety women participated in this study: a control group of 30 healthy pregnant women, 30 with PPROM, and 30 with TPROM. Immunohistochemistry streptavidin-peroxidase (SP) assay was used to detect the protein expression of NLRP3 and caspase-1 in the fetal membrane and placental tissues...
March 16, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Mairead Murphy, Sandra Hollinghurst, Chris Salisbury
BACKGROUND: Patients attend primary care with many types of problems and to achieve a range of possible outcomes. There is currently a lack of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) designed to capture these diverse outcomes. The objective of this systematic review was to identify, describe and appraise generic PROMs suitable for measuring outcomes from primary care. METHODS: We carried out a systematic Medline search, supplemented by other online and hand-searches...
March 15, 2018: BMC Family Practice
Marian Krawczyk, Richard Sawatzky, Kara Schick-Makaroff, Kelli Stajduhar, Joakim Öhlen, Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Esther Mercedes Laforest, Robin Cohen
This article applies a micro-meso-macro analytical framework to understand clinicians' experiences and perspectives of using patient-reported outcome and experience measures (PROMs and PREMs) in routine hospital-based palliative care. We structure our discussion through qualitative analysis of a design and implementation project for using an electronic tablet-based tool among hospital-based palliative clinicians to assess patients' and their family caregivers' quality of life concerns and experiences of care...
March 1, 2018: Qualitative Health Research
William Wynell-Mayow, Muhammad Zahid Saeed
BACKGROUND: The WHO includes osteoarthritis as a disease of priority, owing to its significant impact on quality of life, and globally increasing prevalence. Hospital budgets are under pressure to ration knee replacements and shorten inpatient stays. Prolonged tourniquet application has been hypothesised to extend recovery through pain and reduced mobility. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 123 elective total knee replacements meeting inclusion criteria took place from July 2015 to October 2017 at the Royal Free Hospital...
March 14, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Heleen C Melissant, Koen I Neijenhuijs, Femke Jansen, Neil K Aaronson, Mogens Groenvold, Bernhard Holzner, Caroline B Terwee, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Pim Cuijpers, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
INTRODUCTION: Body image is acknowledged as an important aspect of health-related quality of life in cancer patients. The Body Image Scale (BIS) is a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) to evaluate body image in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to systematically review measurement properties of the BIS among cancer patients. METHODS: A search in Embase, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Web of Science was performed to identify studies that investigated measurement properties of the BIS (Prospero ID 42017057237)...
March 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Robert B Hawkins, J Hunter Mehaffey, Eric J Charles, John A Kern, D Scott Lim, Nicholas R Teman, Gorav Ailawadi
BACKGROUND: Frailty is an important predictor of outcomes after cardiac surgery, but utility is limited by difficult assessment and quantification. We hypothesize that sarcopenia defined as psoas muscle cross-sectional area is a useful predictor of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) outcomes in moderate to high-risk patients. METHODS: Moderate to high-risk (predicted risk of mortality [PROM] >3%) patients who underwent SAVR with or without coronary bypass were extracted from an institutional database (2009-2016)...
March 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Matthieu Ollivier, Sébastien Parratte, Ludovic Lino, Xavier Flecher, Sébastien Pesenti, Jean-Noël Argenson
BACKGROUND: Previously published studies reported benefits of computer-assisted surgery (CAS) in terms of radiographic implant position in TKA, but whether these improvements result in clinically important survival differences or functional differences that a patient might perceive at a minimum 10-year followup remains largely unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We performed a prospective randomized trial and asked whether CAS (1) improved survival free from aseptic loosening; and (2) demonstrated any clear difference in patient-reported outcomes at latest followup using validated outcome measures at minimum 10-year followup...
January 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
F G M Smeets, A A M Masclee, J M Conchillo, D Keszthelyi
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder with incompletely understood pathophysiology and heterogeneous symptom presentation. Assessment of treatment efficacy in FD is a methodological challenge as response to treatment must be assessed primarily by measuring subjective symptoms. Therefore, the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) is recommended by regulatory authorities to assess gastrointestinal symptoms in clinical trials for FD...
March 9, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Rebecca Jester, Julie Santy-Tomlinson, Mary Drozd
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February 13, 2018: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
Alessandra Meloni, Francesco Palmas, Luigi Barberini, Rossella Mereu, Sara Francesca Deiana, Maria Francesca Fais, Antonio Noto, Claudia Fattuoni, Michele Mussap, Antonio Ragusa, Angelica Dessì, Roberta Pintus, Vassilios Fanos, Gian Benedetto Melis
Since pathologies and complications occurring during pregnancy and/or during labour may cause adverse outcomes for both newborns and mothers, there is a growing interest in metabolomic applications on pregnancy investigation. In fact, metabolomics has proved to be an efficient strategy for the description of several perinatal conditions. In particular, this study focuses on premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in pregnancy at term. For this project, urine samples were collected at three different clinical conditions: out of labour before PROM occurrence (Ph1), out of labour with PROM (Ph2), and during labour with PROM (Ph3)...
2018: Disease Markers
Maud Pradines, Marjolaine Baude, Christina Marciniak, Gerard Francisco, Jean-Michel Gracies, Emilie Hutin, Nicolas Bayle
BACKGROUND: In current health systems, long duration stretching, performed daily, cannot be obtained through prescriptions of physical therapy. In addition, the short-term efficacy of the various stretching techniques is disputed and their long-term effects remain undocumented. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in extensibility in six lower limb muscles and in ambulation speed following a ≥1-year self-stretch program, the Guided Self-rehabilitation Contract (GSC), in individuals with chronic spastic paresis...
March 2, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Eugenia Sanchez, Eliane Küpfer, Daniel J Goedbloed, Arne W Nolte, Tim Lüddecke, Stefan Schulz, Miguel Vences, Sebastian Steinfartz
The postembryonic development of amphibians has been characterized as divided into three predominant periods, hereafter named primary developmental stages: premetamorphosis (PreM), prometamorphosis (ProM), metamorphic climax (Meta), and completion of metamorphosis (PostM), largely based on examination of anuran development. Here, we categorized the postembryonic development of larvae of a poisonous fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra) by integrating morphology and gene expression (transcriptomic) data. Morphological analysis revealed three distinct clusters suggestive of PreM, ProM, and Meta, which were confirmed in parallel by microarray-derived gene expression analysis...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
Rinne M Peters, Loes W A H van Beers, Liza N van Steenbergen, Julius Wolkenfelt, Harmen B Ettema, Bas L E F Ten Have, Paul C Rijk, Martin Stevens, Sjoerd K Bulstra, Rudolf W Poolman, Wierd P Zijlstra
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are used to evaluate the outcome of total hip arthroplasty (THA). We determined the effect of surgical approach on PROMs after primary THA. METHODS: All primary THAs, with registered preoperative and 3 months postoperative PROMs were selected from the Dutch Arthroplasty Register. Based on surgical approach, 4 groups were discerned: (direct) anterior, anterolateral, direct lateral, and posterolateral approaches...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Silvia Schiavolin, Alberto Raggi, Chiara Scaratti, Matilde Leonardi, Alberto Cusin, Sergio Visintini, Francesco Acerbi, Marco Schiariti, Costanza Zattra, Morgan Broggi, Paolo Ferroli
BACKGROUND: This study aims to assess surgical outcome in brain tumor surgery using patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and to compare their results with traditional clinical outcome measurements. METHOD: Neuro-oncological patients undergoing surgical removal for the lesion were enrolled; MOCA test, PROMs (EUROHIS-QoL, PGWB-S, WHODAS-12), and the clinical scale Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS) were administered to evaluate respectively cognitive status, quality of life, well-being, disability, and functional status before surgery and at 3-month follow-up...
March 3, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Munira Essat, Ahmed Aber, Patrick Phillips, Edith Poku, Helen Buckley Woods, Aoife Howard, Simon Palfreyman, Eva Kaltenthaler, Georgina Jones, Jonathan Michaels
OBJECTIVE: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) provide a way to measure the impact of a disease and its associated treatments on the quality of life from the patients' perspective. The aim of this review was to identify PROMs that have been developed and/or validated in patients with carotid artery stenosis (CAS) undergoing revascularisation and to assess their psychometric properties and examine suitability for research and clinical use. METHODS: Eight electronic databases including MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched using a two-stage search approach to identify studies reporting the development and/or validation of relevant PROMs in patients with CAS undergoing revascularisation...
February 28, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Christoph Spiekermann, Susanne Amler, Claudia Rudack, Markus Stenner
The patient's satisfaction with the esthetic result is a major criterion of success in septorhinoplasty. However, the idea of esthetic perfection varies greatly and primarily depends on subjective perception. Hence, patient-reported instruments are important and necessary to assess the outcome in septorhinoplasty. To analyze the potential of the visual analog scale (VAS) as a patient-reported outcome measure in septorhinoplasty, the perception of the nasal appearance was assessed by a VAS pre- and postoperatively in 213 patients undergoing septorhinoplasty...
March 2, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Wael Seliem, Amira M Sultan
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study is to use presepsin level in umbilical cord blood as a predictor of EONS in preterm labor with premature rupture of membranes allowing rational use of antibiotics. METHODS: All preterm infants between 24+0 and 36+6 weeks of gestation born to pregnant women with a PROM were enrolled in our study. Blood samples were obtained from clamped umbilical cords after delivery of the neonates and prior to the delivery of the placenta for CRP and presepsin detection...
March 1, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Alexander Hoorntje, Suzanne Witjes, Koen L M Koenraadt, Ruud Aarts, Thomas de Weert, Rutger C I van Geenen
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a successful procedure, although up to 20% of patients remain dissatisfied. Preoperative identification of appropriate TKA candidates is essential for improving satisfaction. This study investigated if preoperative radiographic severity was associated with postoperative pain, function, and quality of life after TKA. We performed a cross-sectional cohort study including 327 TKA patients. Radiographic severity was determined by two independent radiologists using the Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) score...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Esther Kwong, Jenny Neuburger, Nick Black
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between retrospectively and contemporaneously collected patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and the influence on this relationship of patients' age and socio-economic status and the length of time. METHODS: Patients undergoing hip or knee replacement in four hospitals who had completed a pre-operative questionnaire were invited to recall their pre-operative health status shortly after surgery. The questionnaires included a disease-specific (Oxford Hip Score; Oxford Knee Score) and generic (EQ-5D-3L) PROM...
February 26, 2018: Quality of Life Research
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