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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625909/multilevel-acdf-with-zero-profile-devices-analysis-of-safety-and-feasibility-with-a-focus-on-sagittal-alignment-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcome-a-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vincenzo Albanese, Francesco Certo, Massimiliano Visocchi, Giuseppe Mv Barbagallo
BACKGROUND: In multilevel degenerative conditions posterior approaches are often preferred, but anterior approaches provide comparable clinical results and better alignment. Anterior plating entails higher rates of soft tissue injuries and dysphagia, particularly in multilevel cases. This study evaluates efficacy and safety of zero-profile devices in three and four-level ACDF, analyzing patients' clinical and radiological long-term outcome. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 24 patients with cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy (CSM), who underwent three and four-level ACDF with Zero-P device...
June 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591384/social-support-network-and-quality-of-life-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#2
David Castro Costa, Maria José Sá, José Manuel Calheiros
Objective: To analyse the relationship between the social support network (SSN) and health related quality of life (HRQOL) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Methods: The sample comprised 150 consecutive MS patients attending our MS clinic. To assess the socio-demographic data, a specifically designed questionnaire was applied. The HRQOL dimensions were measured with the Short-Form Health Survey Questionnaire-SF36 and the SSN with the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey...
May 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570437/identification-and-validation-of-clinically-relevant-clusters-of-severe-fatigue-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Neil Basu, Gareth T Jones, Gary J Macfarlane, Katie L Druce
OBJECTIVE: The considerable heterogeneity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) related fatigue is the greatest challenge to determining pathogenesis. The identification of homogenous sub-types of severe fatigue would inform the design and analysis of experiments seeking to characterise the likely numerous causal pathways which underpin the symptom. This study aimed to identify and validate such fatigue sub-types in patients with RA. METHODS: Data were obtained from patients recruited to the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics register for RA, as either receiving traditional Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARD cohort, n=522) or commencing anti-TNF therapy (anti-TNF cohort, n=3909)...
May 31, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567692/bioelectrical-impedance-vector-analysis-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-on-a-low-fodmap-diet-a-pilot-study
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M Bellini, D Gambaccini, L Bazzichi, G Bassotti, M G Mumolo, B Fani, F Costa, A Ricchiuti, N De Bortoli, M Mosca, S Marchi, A Rossi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of a low fermentable oligo-, di- and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAP) diet on the nutritional status and body composition, abdominal symptoms, quality of life, anxiety/depression and sleep quality of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS: Consecutive patients were given a low FODMAP diet for 8 weeks. At baseline and after 8 weeks, blood tests were taken to evaluate nutritional status and a bioelectrical impedance analysis was performed to assess body composition...
May 31, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555709/the-association-between-daily-walking-behavior-and-self-reported-physical-function-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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B Bogen, M K Aaslund, A H Ranhoff, K Taraldsen, R Moe-Nilssen
Many older people do not participate in organized exercise, and daily walking may be the most substantial contributor to physical activity. To investigate the association between daily walking behavior and self-reported health-related physical function, older community-dwelling volunteers wore activity-registering sensors for three days. Self-reported health-related physical functioning was measured using the SF36 10-item Physical Function subscale. Forty-six participants wore a sensor (mean age 77.6, SD 3...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545164/loss-of-appendicular-muscle-mass-in-haemodialysis-patients-is-associated-with-increased-self-reported-depression-anxiety-and-lower-general-health-scores
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Helen Alston, Aine Burns, Andrew Davenport
AIMS: Depressive symptoms are commonly reported by haemodialysis (HD) patients. Previous reports have suggested an association between depression and nutritional status. To investigate this, we measured muscle mass in HD patients screened for depression. METHODS: The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were used to screen for depression, and quality of life assessed by the short form 36 (SF36), and measured appendicular lean mass (ALM) post-dialysis with segmental bioimpedance...
May 25, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529410/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-intermittent-claudication
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A E Harwood, J P Totty, E Broadbent, G E Smith, I C Chetter
BACKGROUND: Intermittent claudication (IC) is a common condition that causes pain in the lower limbs when walking and has been shown to severely impact the quality of life (QoL) of patients. The QoL is therefore often regarded as an important measure in clinical trials investigating intermittent claudication. To date, no consensus exits on the type of life questionnaire to be used. This review aims to examine the QoL questionnaires used in trials investigating peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
2017: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524457/cyclization-of-motor-cortex-stimulation-for-neuropathic-pain-a-prospective-randomized-blinded-trial
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Zurab Ivanishvili, Anujan Poologaindran, Christopher R Honey
OBJECTIVES: Programming guidelines for motor cortex stimulation (MCS) in neuropathic pain requires further investigation. After optimizing voltage as a percentage of motor threshold, we evaluated the effect of cyclizing time of stimulation on pain relief for chronic neuropathic pain. METHODS: Six patients were enrolled into this trial. In a prospective, randomized, double-blinded manner, patients were programmed to receive stimulation 100, 83.3, 66.7, or 50% of the time in 30-min intervals...
May 19, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524126/-impact-of-sagittal-balance-parameters-on-life-quality-in-elderly-and-senile-patients-after-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spine-stenosis
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V S Klimov, I I Vasilenko, A V Evsyukov, E V Amelina
INTRODUCTION: As the life span and proportion of people over 65 years increase, the incidence of degenerative lumbar spine stenosis grows proportionally. Various parameters of the spinopelvic relationships are used to predict surgical treatment outcomes in patients with degenerative spine diseases. There are no unified protocols for evaluation, in terms of the sagittal balance, of surgical treatment outcomes in elderly patients. PURPOSE: To study the impact of sagittal balance parameters on the life quality of elderly and senile patients after surgery for degenerative stenosis of the lumbar spine...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507887/effectiveness-of-operative-and-nonoperative-care-for-adult-spinal-deformity-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Alisson R Teles, Tobias A Mattei, Orlando Righesso, Asdrubal Falavigna
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: There is a need for synthesizing data on effectiveness of treatments for patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) due to its increasing prevalence and health care costs for these patients. The objective of this review was to estimate the effectiveness of surgery versus nonoperative care in patients with ASD. METHODS: A systematic review of articles in published in English using PubMed between 2005 and 2015...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503328/phrenic-pacing-compared-with-mechanical-ventilation
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Morten Packert Andersen, Michael Laub, Fin Biering-Sørensen
STUDY DESIGN: Comparable case series. OBJECTIVES: High-cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) may disrupt the ability to breathe sufficiently. To restore respiration a phrenic nerve pacer can be implanted. The aims of this study were to describe the use of phrenic nerve pacing in tetraplegics in Denmark and compare the users with a population of ventilator dependent tetraplegics. SETTING: Clinics for Spinal Cord Injuries, and Respiratory Centre East, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492695/joint-assessment-in-von-willebrand-disease-validation-of-the-haemophilia-joint-health-score-and-haemophilia-activities-list
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Karin P M van Galen, Merel A Timmer, Piet de Kleijn, Kathelijn Fischer, Wouter Foppen, Roger E G Schutgens, Jeroen Eikenboom, Karina Meijer, Marjon H Cnossen, Karin Fijnvandraat, Johanna G van der Bom, Britta A P Laros-van Gorkom, Frank W G Leebeek, Eveline P Mauser-Bunschoten
Assessment of clinical outcome after joint bleeding is essential to identify joint damage and optimise treatment, to prevent disability. However, disease-specific tools to assess the musculoskeletal status in patients with von Willebrand disease (VWD) are lacking. We aimed to determine validity and reliability of the Haemophilia Joint Health Score (HJHS) and Haemophilia Activities List (HAL) in patients with Von Willebrand disease (VWD). Ninety-six patients with VWD were included (mean age 46 years) of whom 27 had more than five documented joint bleeds...
May 11, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491858/clinical-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-in-hemodialysis-diabetic-patients-versus-non-diabetics
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Tayebeh Soleymanian, Zeinab Kokabeh, Rozita Ramaghi, Alireza Mahjoub, Hassan Argani
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is the leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. OBJECTIVES: We compared the clinical outcomes in diabetic patients on hemodialysis (HD) with non-diabetics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adult maintenance HD patients (N= 532) from 9 HD facilities were enrolled to this prospective cohort study in September 2012. Causes of death, hospitalization, and HD exit were recorded in a median 28 months follow up period. RESULTS: Forty-one percent of patients were diabetic...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485522/effects-of-1-month-withdrawal-of-ventilatory-support-in-hypercapnic-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
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Fergal J O'Donoghue, Jean-Christian Borel, Yves Dauvilliers, Patrick Levy, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The benefits of domiciliary non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) are unclear. We sought to determine the effects of elective discontinuation of ventilatory support for 1 month in DM1 patients receiving NIV for chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. METHODS: At baseline, 12 patients underwent polysomnography, and assessment of subjective (Epworth Sleepiness Scale) and objective (Oxford Sleep Resistance Test) sleepiness, fatigue (Fatigue Severity Scale), respiratory function including muscle strength, arterial blood gas (ABG), hypercapnic ventilatory response (HCVR), Blood Pressure, peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) and pulse wave velocity (PWV)...
May 9, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481388/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-percutaneous-bilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-lumbosacral-spine-degenerative-diseases-a-retrospective-database-of-40-consecutive-treated-cases-and-literature-review
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Daniele Francesco Millimaggi, Valerio DI Norcia, Sabino Luzzi, Tommaso Alfiero, Renato Juan Galzio, Alessandro Ricci
AIM: To report our results about minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) with bilateral pedicle screw fixation, in patients with degenerative lumbosacral spine disease. To describe the indications, surgical technique and results of a consecutive series of 40 patients undergone MI-TLIF. Despite the limited number of clinical studies, published data suggest tremendous potential advantages of this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty patients with radiological findings of degenerative lumbosacral spine disease were undergone MI-TLIF between July 2012 and January 2015...
April 12, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465258/comparing-quality-of-life-outcomes-between-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-and-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-using-the-rand36-questionnaire
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Christina A W Macano, Sitaramachandra M Nyasavajjala, Alastair Brookes, Guillaume Lafaurie, Manel Riera
BACKGROUND: Obesity surgery is an effective treatment to improve the health of patients. There is a lack of data regarding weight loss surgery outcomes and effects on Quality of Life (QoL). This study aims to compare changes in QoL following either Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) or Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB). METHODS: SF36 questionnaires were mailed to all LSG and LRYGB patients who underwent surgery in 2013. Demographic data was obtained from hospital records...
June 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451493/a-multicenter-study-of-the-presentation-treatment-and-outcomes-of-cervical-dural-tears
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Kevin R O'Neill, Michael G Fehlings, Thomas E Mroz, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Adam S Kanter, Michael P Steinmetz, Paul M Arnold, Praveen V Mummaneni, Dean Chou, Ahmad Nassr, Sheeraz A Qureshi, Samuel K Cho, Evan O Baird, Justin S Smith, Christopher Shaffrey, Chadi A Tannoury, Tony Tannoury, Ziya L Gokaslan, Jeffrey L Gum, Robert A Hart, Robert E Isaacs, Rick C Sasso, David B Bumpass, Mohamad Bydon, Mark Corriveau, Anthony F De Giacomo, Adeeb Derakhshan, Bruce C Jobse, Daniel Lubelski, Sungho Lee, Eric M Massicotte, Jonathan R Pace, Gabriel A Smith, Khoi D Than, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective multicenter case series study. OBJECTIVE: Because cervical dural tears are rare, most surgeons have limited experience with this complication. A multicenter study was performed to better understand the presentation, treatment, and outcomes following cervical dural tears. METHODS: Multiple surgeons from 23 institutions retrospectively identified 21 rare complications that occurred between 2005 and 2011, including unintentional cervical dural tears...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443947/economic-evaluation-of-human-albumin-use-in-patients-with-nephrotic-syndrome-in-four-brazilian-public-hospitals-pharmacoeconomic-study
#18
Leonardo Augusto Kister de Toledo, Antônio Carlos Beisl Noblat, Harrison Floriano do Nascimento, Lúcia de Araújo Costa Beisl Noblat
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: In 2004, the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) published a resolution establishing guidelines for albumin use. Although the published data do not indicate any definitive conclusions about the benefits of albumin use in patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS), the guidelines recommend this procedure only in cases of edema that is refractory to use of diuretics. The aim here was to analyze albumin use among patients with nephrotic syndrome...
March 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440111/quality-of-life-outcomes-in-a-pediatric-thalassemia-population-in-egypt
#19
Soheir Adam, Hanan Afifi, Manal Thomas, Phoebe Magdy, Ghada El-Kamah
Thalassemia is a disorder of hemoglobin (Hb) synthesis characterized by chronic hemolysis. In β-thalassemias major (β-TM), patients require regular transfusion at an early age due to severe anemia. Subsequently, intensive chelation therapy is initiated to mitigate the effects of the resultant iron overload. Clinical disease burden and the demanding treatment can affect health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes in this population. The aim of this study was to assess HRQoL outcomes in Egyptian pediatric thalassemia patients...
April 25, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432050/prevalence-of-remission-and-its-effect-on-damage-and-quality-of-life-in-chinese-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Chi Chiu Mok, Ling Yin Ho, Sau Mei Tse, Kar Li Chan
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of remission and its effect on damage and quality of life (QOL) in Chinese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Patients who fulfilled≥4 American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE were identified. Their remission status at last clinic visits was determined by the European consensus criteria (complete/clinical remission ± immunosuppressive drugs). The increase in SLE damage index (SDI) in the preceding 5 years was compared between patients who were and were not in remission for ≥5 years...
April 21, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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