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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918552/long-term-quality-of-life-profile-in-oncology-a-comparison-between-cancer-survivors-and-the-general-population
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Maria Antonietta Annunziata, Barbara Muzzatti, Cristiana Flaiban, Katiuscia Gipponi, Carlo Carnaghi, Paolo Tralongo, Michele Caruso, Raffaele Cavina, Umberto Tirelli
PURPOSE: Understanding the quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors is relevant to both clinical practice and health care policy. The current study compared the QoL profile in this specific population with that of a normative sample for the general population, as well as with those of both healthy and oncological patients normative sub-samples. In addition, associations between the obtained QoL profile and the main socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample were examined...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917606/argus-t-sling-in-182-male-patients-short-term-results-of-a-multicenter-study
#2
Salvatore Siracusano, Francesco Visalli, Michele Favro, Carlo Tallarigo, Mauro Saccomanni, Alexander Kugler, Alberto Diminutto, Renato Talamini, Walter Artibani
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the short-term results with Argus-T sling in patients affected by post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI) METHODS: 182 patients affected by PPI were treated with Argus-T sling at 5 Urological centers from June 2008 to March 2013. The preoperative evaluation included medical history, pad count (1-2 pads: mild PPI; 3-5 pads: moderate PPI; >5 pads: severe PPI), VAS on continence, QoL score scale, physical examination, cystoscopy and urodynamic evaluation. Postoperative evaluation was performed six weeks postoperatively, and late follow-up (FU) was achieved in April 2013...
September 13, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917360/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-evaluating-quality-of-life-when-using-a-simple-acupressure-protocol-in-women-with-primary-dysmenorrhea
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Fatemeh Bazarganipour, Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi, Helen Allan, Nazafarin Hosseini, Ahmad Khosravi, Rahimeh Asadi, Shohreh Salari, Raziyeh Dehghani, Zahra Jamshidi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Mansoreh Saberian, Fatemeh Javedan, Zahra Salari, Fahimeh Miri
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a simple acupressure protocol in LIV3 and LI4 acupoints in women with primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: This paper reports a randomized, single blinded clinical trial. 90 young women with dysmenorrhea were recruited to three groups to receive 20min acupressure every day in either LIV3 or LI4, or placebo points. Acupressure was timed five days before menstruation for three successive menstrual cycles. On menstruation, each participant completed the Wong Baker faces pain scale, and the quality of life short form -12 (QOL SF-12)...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917223/validity-of-the-malnutrition-universal-screening-tool-must-in-australian-hospitalized-acutely-unwell-elderly-patients
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Yogesh Sharma, Campbell Thompson, Billingsley Kaambwa, Rashmi Shahi, Michelle Miller
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study validated the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) for nutritional screening in acutely unwell elderly patients against a reference assessment tool - Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: One hundred and thirty two acutely admitted general medical patients contributed data for this study. In addition to performance of MUST and PG-SGA the following nutritional parameters were measured: weight loss >5% in previous 3-6 months, handgrip strength, triceps skinfold thickness, Mid-arm circumference, Mid-arm muscle circumference (MAMC)...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916979/ventral-hernia-repair-with-poly-4-hydroxybutyrate-mesh
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Margaret A Plymale, Daniel L Davenport, Adam Dugan, Amanda Zachem, John Scott Roth
BACKGROUND: Biomaterial research has made available a biologically derived fully resorbable poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) mesh for use in ventral and incisional hernia repair (VIHR). This study evaluates outcomes of patients undergoing VIHR with P4HB mesh. METHODS: An IRB-approved prospective pilot study was conducted to assess clinical and quality of life (QOL) outcomes for patients undergoing VIHR with P4HB mesh. Perioperative characteristics were defined. Clinical outcomes, employment status, QOL using 12-item short form survey (SF-12), and pain assessments were followed for 24 months postoperatively...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916466/a-multi-centered-epidemiological-study-evaluating-the-validity-of-the-treatment-difficulty-indices-developed-by-the-japan-prosthodontic-society
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Takuo Kuboki, Tetsuo Ichikawa, Kazuyoshi Baba, Masanori Fujisawa, Hironobu Sato, Hideki Aita, Shigeto Koyama, Masayuki Hideshima, Yuji Sato, Hiroyuki Wake, Aya Kimura-Ono, Kan Nagao, Yorika Kodaira-Ueda, Katsushi Tamaki, Shinsuke Sadamori, Kazuhiro Tsuga, Yasuhiro Nishi, Takashi Sawase, Hisashi Koshino, Shin-Ichi Masumi, Kaoru Sakurai, Kanji Ishibashi, Takashi Ohyama, Yasumasa Akagawa, Toshihiro Hirai, Keiichi Sasaki, Kiyoshi Koyano, Hirofumi Yatani, Hideo Matsumura
PURPOSE: The Japan Prosthodontic Society developed a multi-axis assessment protocol to evaluate the complex variations in patients who need prosthodontic care, and to classify the level of treatment difficulty. A previous report found the protocol to be sufficiently reliable. The purpose of this multi-center cohort study was to evaluate the validity of this multi-axis assessment protocol. METHODS: The treatment difficulty was evaluated using the multi-axis assessment protocol before starting prosthodontic treatment...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916047/anorectal-malformation-hirschsprung-s-disease-a-cross-sectional-comparison-of-quality-of-life-and-bowel-function-to-healthy-controls
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Shireen Anne Nah, Caroline C P Ong, Seyed Ehsan Saffari, Lin Yin Ong, Te-Lu Yap, Yee Low, Anette S Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Patients with anorectal malformation (ARM) and Hirschsprung's disease (HD) face long-term disturbance in bowel function even after definitive surgery. This study evaluates the quality of life (QOL) of patients with ARM and HD, and compares them to healthy controls using self-report questionnaires. METHODOLOGY: A prospective study was performed recruiting patients with ARM or HD from September 2013 to December 2014 who had primary surgery done in our institution at least 2 years prior to participation...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914849/-analysis-of-the-clinical-efficiency-of-eradication-therapy-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-associated-with-gastroduodenal-pathology
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Zh G Simonova, A K Martusevich, E I Tarlovskaya
AIM: To comparatively analyze the clinical efficiency of eradiation therapy (ET) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) concurrent with gastroduodenal pathology (GDP). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in three steps. In Step 1, 1588 patients with chronic CHD were examined. In Step 2, the characteristics of the course of CHD concurrent with Helicobacter pylori-associated GDP in 147 patients with these conditions compared to the same number of CHD patients without GDP...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914732/predictors-of-weight-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-who-are-overweight-or-obese
#9
Carolyn E Ievers-Landis, Oluwatomisin Olayinka, Christopher Burant, Shirley Moore
OBJECTIVE: Weight-related quality of life (WRQOL) is a type of health-related QOL that may serve as a patient-reported outcome of the potential burden of overweight. The present study uses structural equation modeling path analysis methods to examine body mass index (BMI) and other potential predictors of WRQOL components among adolescents who were overweight/obese from predominantly low-income, urban households. METHODS: Baseline data were obtained from 360 participants (10-13 year olds; 57...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914429/a-systematic-review-of-patient-and-caregiver-experiences-with-a-tracheostomy
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REVIEW
Ivana Nakarada-Kordic, Niamh Patterson, Jill Wrapson, Stephen D Reay
BACKGROUND: A tracheostomy is a surgically created opening through the anterior neck tissues and the trachea, into which a tube is inserted. Despite its influence on basic human needs such as respiration, communication and nutrition, little is known about the impact of tracheostomy on patients and their caregivers or what could be done to enable better care and quality of life (QoL) for these individuals. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to better understand the current knowledge related to the experience and QoL of adults living with a tracheostomy and their caregivers so as to be able to improve these experiences...
September 15, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913998/depressive-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-based-on-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-knhanes
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So Jung Ryu, Won June Lee, Leslie Bishop Tarver, Yong Un Shin, Min Ho Kang, Mincheol Seong, Hee Yoon Cho
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to investigate the depressive symptoms and quality of life (QOL) in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using data obtained from the Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey V-2 (KNHANES V-2) conducted in 2011. METHODS: This was a population-based, cross-sectional study that selected 329 participants from the fifth KNHANES (2011) who were diagnosed with AMD by an ophthalmologist based on fundus photography...
August 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913954/the-relationship-between-pain-fatigue-sleep-disorders-and-quality-of-life-in-adult-patients-with-acute-leukaemia-during-the-first-year-after-diagnosis
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Mojtaba Miladinia, Shahram Baraz, Monir Ramezani, Amal Saki Malehi
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between pain, fatigue, sleep disorders and quality of life and assess the most powerful predictor of quality of life in patients with acute leukaemia. In this cross-sectional multicentre study, 406 patients were recruited. Data were collected using the Iranian Short-Form 36-item Health Survey, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and the Numeric Rating Scale for Pain and Fatigue Intensity. It was found that pain and fatigue had direct relationship with sleep disorders...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913785/evolution-of-patient-reported-outcomes-and-their-role-in-multiple-sclerosis-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Cindy J Nowinski, Deborah M Miller, David Cella
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are playing an increasing role in multiple sclerosis (MS) research and practice, and are essential for understanding the effects that MS and MS treatments have on patients' lives. PROs are captured directly from patients and include symptoms, function, health status, and health-related quality of life. In this article, we review different categories (e.g., generic, targeted, preference-based) of PRO measures and considerations in selecting a measure. The PROs included in MS clinical research have evolved over time, as have the measures used to assess them...
September 14, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913735/efficacy-and-safety-of-tazarotene-0-1-plus-clindamycin-1-gel-versus-adapalene-0-1-plus-clindamycin-1-gel-in-facial-acne-vulgaris-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Rituparna Maiti, Chandra Sekhar Sirka, M A Ashique Rahman, Anand Srinivasan, Sansita Parida, Debasish Hota
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial disorder which is ideally treated with combination therapy with topical retinoids and antibiotics. OBJECTIVES: The present study was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of tazarotene plus clindamycin against adapalene plus clindamycin in facial acne vulgaris. METHODS: This study is a randomized, open-label, parallel design clinical trial conducted on 60 patients with facial acne at the outpatient dermatology department in a tertiary healthcare center...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912804/assessment-of-nutritional-status-digestion-and-absorption-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#15
J E Witvliet-van Nierop, C M Lochtenberg-Potjes, N J Wierdsma, H J Scheffer, G Kazemier, K Ottens-Oussoren, M R Meijerink, M A E de van der Schueren
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To provide a comprehensive quantitative assessment of nutritional status, digestion and absorption, and quality of life (QoL) in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). METHODS: Sixteen patients with LAPC were prospectively assessed for weight loss (WL), body mass index (BMI), fat-free mass index (FFMI), handgrip strength (HGS), dietary macronutrient intake, serum vitamin levels, resting and total energy expenditure (REE and TEE, indirect calorimetry), intestinal absorption capacity and fecal losses (bomb calorimetry), exocrine pancreatic function (fecal elastase-1 (FE1)), and gastrointestinal quality of life (GIQLI)...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911254/acceptance-of-home-blood-glucose-monitoring-by-owners-of-recently-diagnosed-diabetic-cats-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-changes-in-cat-and-owner
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Katarina Hazuchova, Ruth Gostelow, Christopher Scudder, Yaiza Forcada, David B Church, Stijn Jm Niessen
Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the acceptance of home blood glucose monitoring (HBGM) by owners of recently diagnosed diabetic cats, and the impact of choosing HBGM on the quality of life (QoL) changes of cat and owner, in addition to glycaemic changes during 6 months of follow-up. Methods Owners of cats diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM) and treated with insulin for 6-20 weeks were divided into an HBGM group and a non-HBGM group, based on their ability and willingness to perform HBGM after a standardised instruction session...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910513/quality-of-life-outcomes-following-pediatric-lung-transplantation
#17
Tanya Lazor, Hartmut Grasemann, Melinda Solomon, Samantha J Anthony
PURPOSE: Compared to other solid organs, survival after lung transplantation (LTx) is still poor. Discussions on survival benefits following LTx in children, however, have largely concentrated on medical outcome data. Little research describes quality of life (QoL) of pediatric LTx recipients, which is partly due to the small number of pediatric LTxs performed. Only two centers worldwide performed >10 pediatric LTxs in 2013, making data on QoL in this population difficult to obtain...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910139/quality-of-life-in-children-and-youth-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#18
Eric A Storch, Brent J Small, Joseph F McGuire, Tanya K Murphy, Sabine Wilhelm, Daniel A Geller
OBJECTIVE: The study examined clinical correlates of quality of life (QoL), impact of treatment on QoL, and predictors of QoL change among children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). METHODS: One hundred forty-two children with primary OCD who were enrolled as part of a larger clinical trial participated. Children were administered a structured diagnostic interview, as well as clinician-administered measures of OCD and depression symptom severity. Children and parents completed reports of QoL, as well as measures of impairment and internalizing and externalizing symptoms...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906575/prevalence-correlates-and-impact-of-pain-and-cramps-in-anti-mag-neuropathy-a-multicentre-european-study
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Yusuf A Rajabally, Emilien Delmont, Fu Liong Hiew, Anne-Catherine Aubé-Nathier, Aude-Marie Grapperon, Julien Cassereau, Shahram Attarian
BACKGROUND: The frequency of pain and cramps is uncertain in anti-MAG (Anti-myelin associated glycoprotein antibody) neuropathy. Whether these symptoms may affect function/quality of life is unknown. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of the prevalence, correlates and impact of pain, pain subtypes and cramps, their severity, frequency and anatomical distribution, in 55 clinically stable patients with anti-MAG neuropathy. RESULTS: Pain of any type was reported by 80% of subjects...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906085/quality-of-life-of-psoriasis-patients-measured-by-the-psodisk-a-new-visual-method-for-assessing-the-impact-of-the-disease
#20
Santo R Mercuri, Greta Gregorio, Pina Brianti
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease with a chronic course; often it is associated with various serious comorbidity and a compromised quality of life. Psoriasis patients experience a low self-esteem, feelings of shame and frustration, they report a seriously compromised social and sentimental sphere, difficulties at work and in daily activities, coming in most serious cases to suicidal ideation. METHODS: Our job is to experiment the introduction of the innovative PSOdisk tool to quantify the impact of psoriasis on quality of life, comparing it with PASI Index...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
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