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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166359/incisional-hernia-after-midline-versus-transverse-specimen-extraction-incision-a-randomized-trial-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-colectomy
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Lawrence Lee, Juan Mata, Raoul A Droeser, Pepa Kaneva, Sender Liberman, Patrick Charlebois, Barry Stein, Gerald M Fried, Liane S Feldman
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of incisional hernia (IH) between midline and transverse specimen extraction site in patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy. BACKGROUND: Midline specimen extraction incision is most commonly used in laparoscopic colectomy, but has high IH risk. IH may be lower for transverse incision. METHODS: A single-center superiority trial was conducted. Eligible patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy were randomly assigned to midline or transverse specimen extraction...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165535/the-feasibility-of-standardised-geriatric-assessment-tools-and-physical-exercises-in-frail-older-adults
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A D Jadczak, N Mahajan, R Visvanathan
Geriatric assessment tools are applicable to the general geriatric population; however, their feasibility in frail older adults is yet to be determined. The study aimed to determine the feasibility of standardised geriatric assessment tools and physical exercises in hospitalised frail older adults. Various assessment tools including the FRAIL Screen, the Charlson Comorbidity Index, the SF-36, the Trail Making Test (TMT), the Rapid Cognitive Screen, the Self Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA-SF) and the Lawton iADL as well as standard physical exercises were assessed using observational protocols...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162557/self-management-and-clinical-decision-support-for-patients-with-complex-chronic-conditions-through-the-use-of-smartphone-based-telemonitoring-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Emily Seto, Patrick Ware, Alexander G Logan, Joseph A Cafazzo, Kenneth R Chapman, Phillip Segal, Heather J Ross
BACKGROUND: The rising prevalence of chronic illnesses hinders the sustainability of the health care system because of the high cost of frequent hospitalizations of patients with complex chronic conditions. Clinical trials have demonstrated that telemonitoring can improve health outcomes, but they have generally been limited to single conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or heart failure. Few studies have examined the impact of telemonitoring on complex patients with multiple chronic conditions, although these patients may benefit the most from this technology...
November 21, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162249/functional-outcome-after-calcaneus-fractures-a-comparison-between-polytrauma-patients-and-isolated-fractures
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Pablo Renovell-Ferrer, Xavier Bertó-Martí, José Diranzo-García, Luis Barrera-Puigdorells, Vicente Estrems-Díaz, Antonio Silvestre-Muñoz, Antonio Brú-Pomer
BACKGROUND: Displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) can have long-term consequences in terms of foot pain and disability. This injury frequently occurs in the context of polytrauma patients and its influence in long-term functional prognosis is well known. The purpose of this study is to compare the etiology, severity, and functional outcome of the operated DIACFs between polytrauma patients and isolated cases. METHODS: Eighty-six patients with operated displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures through open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) were managed at our institution between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2015...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162116/health-related-quality-of-life-handgrip-strength-and-falls-during-detraining-in-elderly-habitual-exercisers
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Izaro Esain, Ana Rodriguez-Larrad, Iraia Bidaurrazaga-Letona, Susana María Gil
BACKGROUND: The effects of regular exercise on physical functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have been thoroughly studied. In contrast, little is known about the changes which occur following cessation of activity (detraining). Here, we have investigated the effect of a 3 month detraining period on HRQOL and on handgrip strength in elderly people who had regularly exercised, and examined the association of these variables with falls. METHODS: Thirty-eight women and 11 men (mean age, 75...
November 21, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162087/investigation-of-the-association-between-quality-of-life-and-depressive-symptoms-during-postpartum-period-a-correlational-study
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Maria Papamarkou, Pavlos Sarafis, Charis P Kaite, Maria Malliarou, Andreas Tsounis, Dimitris Niakas
BACKGROUND: The onset of a major depressive episode is experienced by a large number of women in the weeks or months following delivery. Postpartum depression may deem those women experiencing it incapable of taking care for themselves, their family and their infants, while at the same time it could negatively affect their quality of life. The present study assessed the quality of life of a sample of mothers in Greece, in order to investigate the association between postpartum depression and quality of life (QoL)...
November 21, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161721/impact-of-nocturnal-noninvasive-ventilation-on-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-end-stage-lung-disease-awaiting-lung-transplantation
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Nikolaus Kneidinger, Rainer Gloeckl, Ursula Schönheit-Kenn, Katrin Milger, Wolfgang Hitzl, Jürgen Behr, Klaus Kenn
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients awaiting lung transplantation is crucial to ensure a transplant benefit. However, PR in patients with end-stage lung disease treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) remains an area of uncertainty. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the potential benefit of PR in patients awaiting lung transplantation treated with NIV. METHODS: Patients awaiting lung transplantation who underwent comprehensive inpatient PR from 1998 to 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 21, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160596/chronic-pain-and-opioid-abuse-factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life
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Jermaine D Jones, Jonathan S Vogelman, Rachel Luba, Mudassir Mumtaz, Sandra D Comer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While research on the separate relationships between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and chronic pain, and HRQOL and opioid abuse has been sparse, even less work has investigated the factors associated with HRQOL in individuals who have both chronic pain and meet criteria for opioid use disorder. The data presented in this analysis should allow a better understanding the factors important to quality of life among this dual-diagnosed population. METHODS: Individuals with dual diagnoses of chronic pain and opioid use disorder were recruited for clinical research studies at Columbia University Medical Center...
November 21, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159599/delayed-gastric-emptying-following-laparoscopic-repair-of-very-large-hiatus-hernias-impairs-quality-of-life
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David S Liu, Chek Tog, Hou K Lim, Peter Stiven, Sarah K Thompson, David I Watson, Ahmad Aly
BACKGROUND: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) following hiatus hernia surgery may affect a substantial number of patients with adverse clinical consequences. Here, we aim to evaluate the impact of DGE following laparoscopic repair of very large hiatus hernias on patients' quality of life, gastrointestinal symptomatology, and daily function. METHODS: Analysis of data collected from a multicenter prospective randomised trial of patients who underwent laparoscopic mesh versus sutured repair of very large hiatus hernias (>50% of stomach in chest)...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157032/pain-fatigue-function-and-participation-among-long-term-manual-wheelchair-users-partnered-with-a-mobility-service-dog
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Claude Vincent, Dany H Gagnon, Frédéric Dumont
PURPOSE: To assess the effects of a mobility service dog (MSD) on pain, fatigue, wheelchair-related functional tasks, participation and satisfaction among manual wheelchair users over a nine-month period. METHOD: A longitudinal study with repeated assessment times before and three, six and nine months after intervention was achieved. Intervention consisted in partnering each participant with a MSD. The setting is a well-established provincial service dog training school and participants homes...
November 20, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156480/-frailty-prevalence-in-the-resident-population-of-germany-70%C3%A2-%C3%A2-79-years-of-age-a-population-based-approach
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Judith Fuchs, Markus Busch, Christa Scheidt-Nave
In all countries life expectancy is rising, and many older persons spend a longer period in good health. Nevertheless, frailty is present in older people and can be considered as a risk factor for limitations. The "German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults" (DEGS1) 2008 - 2011 comprised interviews, examinations and tests. Data on 1110 community-dwelling people aged 70 to 79 years participating in DEGS1 with full records on frailty were analysed. Physical frailty was defined as exhaustion (SF-36 item), low grip strength, slowness (Timed Up-and-Go test > 15 seconds or unable to perform) and low physical activity (no sports or exertion)...
November 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156363/quality-of-life-is-associated-with-chronic-inflammation-in-depression-a-cross-sectional-study
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M Faugere, J-A Micoulaud-Franchi, C Faget-Agius, C Lançon, M Cermolacce, R Richieri
BACKGROUND: Inflammation may play a crucial role in the pathophysiology of depression. However, the association between chronic inflammation and health outcomes in depression remains unclear, particularly for patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between quality of life (QoL) (physical and mental health, assessed by the SF-36) and chronic inflammation assessed using C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with current major depressive disorder...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156152/limited-effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-the-quality-of-life-in-survivors-of-traumatic-injury-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hiroko Noguchi, Daisuke Nishi, Kenta Matsumura, Kei Hamazaki, Tomohito Hamazaki, Yutaka J Matsuoka
Empirical evidence is divided on whether n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels are associated with quality of life (QOL). This study investigated the effects of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on QOL in survivors of traumatic injury. In this secondary analysis of a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, we recruited 110 trauma patients (82% men; mean age, 39.6 years) in an intensive care unit. Fifty-three received DHA-rich supplements and 57 received placebo for 12 weeks. We used the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) to assess QOL at the end of intervention...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155352/patient-reported-outcomes-following-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-with-sofosbuvir-and-velpatasvir-with-or-without-voxilaprevir
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Zobair M Younossi, Maria Stepanova, Stuart Gordon, Stefan Zeuzem, Michael P Mann, Ira Jacobson, Marc Bourliere, Curtis Cooper, Steven Flamm, K Rajender Reddy, Kris Kowdley, Issah Younossi, Sharon Hunt
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) has many hepatic and extrahepatic manifestations, measured by patient-reported outcomes (PROs). We measured changes in PROs during HCV treatment with recently developed pangenotypic regimens and from a sustained virologic response 12 weeks after treatment ended (SVR12). METHODS: We collected PRO data from 2 multi-center, blinded, international phase 3 trials of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir, and voxilaprevir, from 748 patients previously treated with direct-acting antivirals for chronic infection with HCV of any genotype (59% HCV genotype 1, 43% with compensated cirrhosis) (POLARIS-1 and POLARIS-4)...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153755/a-longitudinal-study-on-patients-with-diabetes-and-symptoms-of-gastroparesis-associations-with-impaired-quality-of-life-and-increased-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms
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Tonje Teigland, Marjolein M Iversen, Dag A Sangnes, Georg Dimcevski, Eirik Søfteland
AIMS: To examine patient reported outcomes (PRO) in patients previously assessed for diabetic gastroparesis, and to investigate how symptoms of gastroparesis evolve over time. In addition, to further evaluate outcomes in those with versus without diabetic gastroparesis at baseline. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with diabetes and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, diagnosed with or without diabetic gastroparesis in 2011-2013, were included in this follow-up study. PRO were measured with the Patient assessment of upper gastrointestinal symptom severity index (PAGI-SYM), 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36), Patient assessment of upper gastrointestinal disorders-quality of life (PAGI-QOL) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152783/comparison-of-sub-versus-suprafascially-raised-anterolateral-thigh-free-flaps-with-regard-to-donor-site-morbidity-function-and-aesthetics
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Sebastian Fischer, Yannick Diehm, Christoph Hirche, Thomas Kremer, Adrien Daigeler, Ulrich Kneser, J Frederick Hernekamp
BACKGROUND: Although the anterolateral thigh flap (ALT) is one of the most frequently applied free flaps in plastic surgery, it remains controversial if the flap should be raised in a sub- or suprafascial plane. The purpose of this study was to compare both harvest techniques regarding donor-site morbidity and outcomes. METHODS: We included 40 pair-matched patients, of whom 20 received a fasciocutaneous and 20 an adipocutaneous ALT free flap for extremity reconstruction...
November 20, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152767/development-and-validation-of-a-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-specific-patient-reported-outcomes-instrument-the-psc-pro
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Zobair M Younossi, Arian Afendy, Maria Stepanova, Andrei Racila, Fatema Nader, Rachel Gomel, Ricky Safer, William R Lenderking, Anne Skalicky, Leah Kleinman, Robert P Myers, G Mani Subramanian, John G McHutchison, Cynthia Levy, Christopher L Bowlus, Kris Kowdley, Andrew J Muir
BACKGROUND: PSC is a chronic liver disease associated with inflammation and biliary fibrosis that leads to cholangitis, cirrhosis, and impaired quality of life. Our objective was to develop and validate a PSC-specific PRO instrument. METHODS: We developed a 42-item PSC PRO instrument that contains 2 modules (Symptoms and Impact of Symptoms), and conducted external validation. Reliability and validity were evaluated using clinical data and a battery of other validated instruments...
November 20, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151307/quality-of-life-and-fall-risk-in-frail-hospitalized-elderly-patients
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Zeynel Abidin Öztürk, Sedat Özdemir, İbrahim Halil Türkbeyler, Zeynep Demir
Background/aim: Frailty is a complex, multifactorial, and important geriatric syndrome characterized by decline in physiological reserves and functional deficiency in multiple systems. The aim of the current study is to investigate the prevalence of frailty and to determine the correlation between quality of life (QoL) and falling risk in geriatric hospitalized patients. Materials and methods: A total of 420 patients, aged 65 years and above, were enrolled in the study. All participants were hospitalized at a university hospital in the internal medicine clinics...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151172/translation-and-validation-of-the-chinese-social-role-participation-questionnaire-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Guoning Zhang, Jia Li, Delin Liu, Ting Wang, Yiming Wang, Weidong Xu
Social Role Participation Questionnaire (SRPQ) is used to evaluate the social participation with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Although the SRPQ has English and Dutch versions, there is no Chinese version even though China has the largest population of patients with AS. The objective of our study was to translate the SRPQ into Chinese version and assess its reliability and validity in Chinese patients with AS. The C-SRPQ was developed in a five-step translation and cross-cultural adaptation procedure. A total of 105 patients with AS were recruited during the time from September 2014 to June 2017...
November 18, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150713/efficacy-of-silexan-in-subthreshold-anxiety-meta-analysis-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials
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Hans-Jürgen Möller, Hans-Peter Volz, Angelika Dienel, Sandra Schläfke, Siegfried Kasper
Subthreshold psychiatric disorders do not fully meet the diagnostic criteria of syndromal disorders but may be associated with comparable disability. To investigate the anxiolytic effect of Silexan, an active substance from lavender oil for oral administration, in patients with subthreshold anxiety, a meta-analysis that included all published trials with Silexan in this indication was performed. Three randomised, placebo-controlled trials in subthreshold anxiety disorders (anxiety disorder not otherwise specified, restlessness and agitation, mixed anxiety and depressive disorder) were included...
November 17, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
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