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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220548/relationship-of-physical-activity-with-physical-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-having-undergone-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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S Morishita, K Kaida, S Yamauchi, T Wakasugi, K Ikegame, H Ogawa, K Domen
In this study, we investigated the differences in physical activity before and after transplantation, and the relationship between physical activity and physical function and health-related quality of life (QOL) in 30 patients who underwent allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Duration and intensity of physical activity were quantified using a three-dimensional accelerometer. Physical function was quantified by handgrip and knee-extensor strength, with the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) used as a measure of exercise capacity...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205363/health-related-quality-of-life-after-combined-liver-and-kidney-transplantation-in-children
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Kaja Schmaeschke, Susanne Lezius, Enke Grabhorn, Markus J Kemper, Florian Brinkert
While reduced HRQOL following isolated organ transplantation has been previously reported, there are no data in the context of children following CLKT. Twenty-three children who underwent CLKT at our institution were included in the study. The indication for CLKT was PH1 in 13 patients and ARPKD in 10 patients. Quantification of HRQOL was facilitated through the use of the PedsQL 4.0 Generic Core Scale. The results of the study were compared to healthy children and published data of children who had undergone LTx or KTx...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197805/economic-analysis-and-budget-impact-of-tenofovir-and-entecavir-in-the-first-line-treatment-of-hepatitis-b-virus-in-italy
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M Ruggeri, M Basile, S Coretti, C Drago, A Cicchetti
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B is a common, progressive disease, particularly when viral replication is detected. Oral antivirals can suppress viral replication and prevent or delay the development of cirrhosis and liver-related complications. The treatments of chronic hepatitis B cannot totally cure the disease but can prevent its progression to hepatocellular carcinoma, decreasing the levels of both morbidity and mortality. To date, there are several therapies indicated by the international guidelines as first-line treatments for the management of hepatitis B; two of the most effective are those based on either tenofovir or entecavir...
February 14, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186850/the-use-of-dexmedetomidine-in-pediatric-palliative-care-a-preliminary-study
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Jamie Burns, Kevin Jackson, Kathy A Sheehy, Julia C Finkel, Zenaide M Quezado
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of dexmedetomidine infusions in patients with advanced malignancies, advanced heart disease, or after stem cell transplantation (SCT), who during end-of-life care had pain and/or agitation unresponsive to conventional therapies. BACKGROUND: Pediatric patients with intractable advanced malignancies, end-stage congenital heart diseases, or after SCT can suffer a great deal during end of life. Pain, drowsiness, fatigue, irritability, and worrying are experienced frequently, considered distressing, and are strongly associated with reductions in health-related quality-of-life scores...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155808/using-electrical-stimulation-to-enhance-the-efficacy-of-cell-transplantation-therapies-for-neurodegenerative-retinal-diseases-concepts-challenges-and-future-perspectives
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Abby Leigh Manthey, Wei Liu, Zhi Xin Jiang, Marcus Hiu Kong Lee, Jian Ji, Kwok-Fai So, Jimmy Shiu Ming Lai, Vincent Wing Hong Lee, Kin Chiu
Disease or trauma-induced loss or dysfunction of neurons in any central nervous system (CNS) tissue will have a significant impact on the health of the affected patient. The retina is a multilayered tissue that originates from the neuroectoderm, much like the brain and spinal cord. While sight is not required for life, neurodegeneration-related loss of vision not only affects the quality of life for the patient, but also has societal implications in terms of health care expenditure. Thus, it is essential to develop effective strategies to repair the retina and prevent disease symptoms...
February 3, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138130/physical-inactivity-a-risk-factor-and-target-for-intervention-in-renal-care
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REVIEW
Dorien M Zelle, Gerald Klaassen, Edwin van Adrichem, Stephan J L Bakker, Eva Corpeleijn, Gerjan Navis
Regular physical activity is associated with an increased quality of life and reduced morbidity and mortality in the general population and in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscle mass decrease even in the early stages of CKD, and continue to decrease with disease progression; notably, full recovery is generally not achieved with transplantation. The combined effects of uraemia and physical inactivity drive the loss of muscle mass. Regular physical activity benefits cardiometabolic, neuromuscular and cognitive function across all stages of CKD, and therefore provides an approach to address the multimorbidity of the CKD population...
March 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128793/quality-of-life-and-functional-vision-in-children-treated-for-cataract-a-cross-sectional-study
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V K Tailor, Y Abou-Rayyah, J Brookes, P T Khaw, M Papadopoulos, G G W Adams, C Bunce, A Dahlmann-Noor
PurposeChildren with cataract and their families face intensive medical and surgical management, with numerous hospital attendances, topical medications, and surgical procedures, as well as uncertainty about the child's future visual ability, education, and independence. Little is known about the impact on functional visual ability, vision-, and health-related quality of life (VR-, HR-QoL).Patients and methodsSeventy two children aged 2-16 years (mean 8.45, SD 4.1) treated for developmental or secondary cataract and their parents/carers completed three validated instruments measuring functional visual ability, VR-, and HR-QoL: the Cardiff Visual Ability Questionnaire for Children (CVAQC), Impact of Vision Impairment for Children (IVI-C), and PedsQL V 4...
January 27, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125428/falls-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Meric Yildirim
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has become an important outcome for patients with liver cirrhosis as the number of transplantation candidates increases by the progression of treatment strategies. Falls and fall-related injuries are common in patients with liver cirrhosis and negatively affect HRQOL. Many factors increase the risk for falls such as minimal hepatic encephalopathy, psychoactive drugs, muscle strength, autonomic dysfunction, hyponatremia, and sleep problems. It is important to understand the underlying mechanisms for falls in cirrhotic patients to prevent severe injuries such as fractures, decrease healthcare costs, and improve HRQOL...
January 24, 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116832/cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-kidney-transplant-questionnaire-for-chinese-adult-kidney-allograft-recipients
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Yujian Niu, Wenxin Zhang, Hong Chen, Sha Mao, Yang Yue, Hongying Zhang, Li Li, Ping Sun, Jianli Wang, Xiongwei Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To provide a disease-specific instrument for evaluating the health-related quality life of Chinese kidney allograft recipients. METHODS: Cross-cultural adaptation of the Kidney Transplant Questionnaire (KTQ) was performed by forward translation of the original English version into Chinese, followed by back translation and evaluation of the Chinese version by health care professionals, language professionals, and the translators. RESULTS: A total of 297 patients (110 women and 187 men; mean age, 43...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107900/quality-of-sleep-in-renal-transplant-recipients-and-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Paraskevi G Liaveri, Dimitris Dikeos, Ioannis Ilias, Eirini P Lygkoni, Ioannis N Boletis, Chryssanthi Skalioti, Thomas Paparrigopoulos
BACKGROUND: Sleep disorders are very common in patients with chronic kidney disease and they may not always subside after kidney transplantation. AIM AND METHODS: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the self-reported quality of sleep, insomnia problems in particular, and examine the factors that disturb sleep of kidney transplant recipients (KTx: n=152) in comparison to age- and sex-matched patients on dialysis (HD: n=67) and participants with normal renal function (NOR: n=49), through the administration of the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS) at least six months after transplantation...
February 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090226/more-use-of-peritoneal-dialysis-gives-significant-savings-a-systematic-review-and-health-economic-decision-model
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Eva Pike, Vida Hamidi, Tove Ringerike, Torbjorn Wisloff, Marianne Klemp
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are in need of renal replacement therapy as dialysis and/or transplantation. The prevalence of ESRD and, thus, the need for dialysis are constantly growing. The dialysis modalities are either peritoneal performed at home or hemodialysis (HD) performed in-center (hospital or satellite) or home. We examined effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HD performed at different locations (hospital, satellite, and home) and peritoneal dialysis (PD) at home in the Norwegian setting...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065646/-what-the-family-doctor-must-know-about-lung-transplantation-complications-health-promotion-and-outcomes-part-2
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L Zurbano, F Zurbano
The lung transplantation is a therapeutic procedure indicated for lung diseases that are terminal and irreversible (except lung cancer) despite the best medical current treatment. It is an emergent procedure in medical care. In this review, an analyse is made of the most frequent complications of lung transplant related to the graft (rejection and chronic graft dysfunction), immunosuppression (infections, arterial hypertension, renal dysfunction, and diabetes), as well as others such as gastrointestinal complications, osteoporosis...
January 5, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039882/psycho-social-aspects-before-and-up-to-2-years-after-heart-or-lung-transplantation-experience-of-patients-and-their-next-of-kin
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Susanna Ågren, Trygve Sjöberg, Björn Ekmehag, Maj-Britt Wiborg, Bodil Ivarsson
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial factors are important for patients undergoing heart (HTx) or lung (LTx) transplantation, and for their next of kin (NoK). AIM: To describe health-related quality of life (patients only), anxiety, depression, stress, coping ability and burden (NoK only) for patients and their NoK before and up to 2 years after HTx or LTx. DESIGN: Adult patients (28 heart and 26 lung) and their appointed NoK were surveyed with questionnaires about specific psychosocial topics when they were accepted for the transplantation waiting list and 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years after transplantation...
December 31, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006876/health-related-quality-of-life-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Arpita Parmar, Shannon Marie Vandriel, Vicky Lee Ng
With improved survival rates after pediatric liver transplantation (LT), attention is targeting improving the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) as an outcome metric. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to examine HRQOL after pediatric LT, focusing on assessment tools, and factors associated with HRQOL.A literature search was conducted through PubMed, Web of Science, OVID, and Google Scholar for all studies matching the eligibility criteria between January 2004 and September 2016. Titles and abstracts were screened independently by two authors and consensus for included studies was achieved through discussion...
December 22, 2016: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002881/assessing-the-clinical-and-economic-impact-of-increasing-treatment-uptake-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection-using-a-markov-model
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Mohamed A Chinnaratha, Billingsley Kaambwa, Richard J Woodman, Robert J Fraser, Alan J Wigg
: Treatment uptake in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is low in South Australia and the cost-effectiveness of increasing treatment uptake rates in this population has not been assessed. AIMS & METHODS: Using a cohort Markov model, cost-effectiveness was assessed for 3 different treatment uptake scenarios: 2.9% (current level -scenario 1), 10% (Scenario 2) and 15% (Scenario 3). The initial HBV population included 2550 treatment eligible patients who transitioned between six different health states over a 10- year period...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997676/development-of-a-predictive-model-for-drug-related-problems-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Kelly L Covert, Caitlin R Mardis, James N Fleming, Nicole A Pilch, Holly B Meadows, Benjamin A Mardis, Prince Mohan, Maria Posadas-Salas, Titte Srinivas, David J Taber
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Drug-related problems (DRPs) are associated with increased rates of infection, rejection, and graft loss in kidney transplant recipients. This study aimed to develop a model to predict which patients are at highest risk of DRPs to streamline pharmacists' workflow in a chronic kidney transplant clinic. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Chronic kidney transplant clinic at a large, tertiary care, academic hospital...
December 20, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969024/accuracy-of-anxiety-and-depression-screening-tools-in-heart-transplant-recipients
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Aaron Conway, Judith Sheridan, Joanne Maddicks-Law, Paul Fulbrook, Chantal F Ski, David R Thompson, Lynn V Doering
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of psychological screening tools in outpatient heart transplant recipients. METHODS: Forty-eight heart transplant recipients completed the Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item scale (PHQ-9), Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item Scale (GAD-7), Kessler Psychological Distress 10-item Scale (K-10) and Medical Outcomes Short Form 36-item Health Survey. A structured psychological interview (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview Version 6) was conducted after completion of the questionnaires...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966317/health-related-quality-of-life-of-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipientsand-their-parents-the-role-of-associated-factors-and-clinical-counseling
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Bahar Büyükkaragöz, Necla Buyan, Nahide Doğrucan, Bülent Çelik
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study evaluates the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of pediatric renal transplant recipients and their parents and investigates the effects of clinical, socioeconomic, and psychological factors as well as continuous counseling on the HRQoL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients aged 8-17 years (mean: 14.9 ± 2.9) were enrolled. Clinical and demographic data were noted. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and Turkish version of the Kinder Lebensqualität Fragebogen (KINDL) questionnaire for children and the BDI, RSES, parent-proxy version of KINDL, and Short-Form 36 (SF-36) for parents were applied (step 1)...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941441/live-donors-of-the-initial-observational-study-of-uterus-transplantation-psychological-and-medical-follow-up-until-1-year-after-surgery-in-the-9-cases
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Niclas Kvarnström, Stina Järvholm, Liza Johannesson, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Michael Olausson, Mats Brännström
BACKGROUND: The first prospective observational study of uterus transplantation was initiated in 2013 with live donation to 9 women with absolute uterine factor infertility. We explored the medical complications and psychosocial wellbeing of the donors during the first postoperative year. METHODS: Complications were registered and graded according to the Clavien-Dindo (C-D) classification. Symptoms related to the surgery were registered. Data on length of hospital stay, sick leave, socioeconomic parameters, and life events were obtained...
March 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935642/long-term-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-in-living-liver-donors-a-south-asian-experience
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P Thomas Cherian, Ashish Kumar Mishra, Sm Faisal Mahmood, Mohan Sathyanarayanan, Ravichandra Raya, Venugopal Kota, Mohamed S Rela
: The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term health related quality of life(HRQOL), changes in lifestyle and complications in living liver donors at a single transplant center from southern India. METHODS: 64 consecutive living liver donors from 2008-2011 were evaluated.46 out of 64 donors completed the short form 36(SF-36) via telephonic interviews or clinic consultations. Mean follow up was 48 months (range 37-84 months). RESULTS: There was no mortality in the donors evaluated...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
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