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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820635/effects-of-autologous-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-infusion-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study
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Hao Peng, Meng Yao, Hongwei Fan, Liwei Song, Jinwen Sun, Zheng Zhou, Yunfeng Du, Keyu Lu, Tao Li, Aiguo Yin, Jianhua Xu, Shidong Wei
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of postoperative adjuvant immunotherapy with cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells in combination with chemotherapy (CT) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 46 patients were randomly assigned to either group 1 (control group) or group 2 (CIK group) using blocked randomization. Both groups received the FOLFOX4 (5-fluorouridine, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin) CT. In the CIK group, patients were given CIK cell infusion after FOLFOX4 CT...
August 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820304/predictors-of-quality-of-life-and-survival-following-gamma-knife-surgery-for-lung-cancer-brain-metastases-a-prospective-study
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Sidsel Bragstad, Marianne Flatebø, Gerd Karin Natvig, Geir Egil Eide, Geir Olve Skeie, Maziar Behbahani, Paal-Henning Pedersen, Per Øyvind Enger, Bente Sandvei Skeie
OBJECTIVE Lung cancer (LC) patients who develop brain metastases (BMs) have a poor prognosis. Estimations of survival and risk of treatment-related deterioration in quality of life (QOL) are important when deciding on treatment. Although we know of several prognostic factors for LC patients with BMs, the role of QOL has not been established. Authors of this study set out to evaluate changes in QOL following Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) for BMs in LC patients and QOL as a prognostic factor for survival. METHODS Forty-four of 48 consecutive LC patients with BMs underwent GKS in the period from May 2010 to September 2011, and their QOL was prospectively assessed before and 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after GKS by using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain (FACT-BR) questionnaire...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818810/evaluating-quality-of-life-in-epilepsy-the-role-of-screening-for-adverse-drug-effects-depression-and-anxiety
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Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi, Fabrice Bartolomei, Roderick Duncan, Aileen McGonigal
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the contribution of validated screening tools for antiepileptic drug (AED) adverse effects, depression, and anxiety to measure the quality of life (QoL) in people with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: Patients in a tertiary epilepsy service were screened for quality of life (using QOLIE-31), major depressive disorder (MDD) (NDDI-E), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) (GAD-7), and AED effects (AEP). Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) generalized anxiety disorder module was also performed...
August 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818699/apathy-in-people-with-epilepsy-and-its-clinical-significance-a-case-control-study
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Jong-Geun Seo, Gun-Hee Lee, Sung-Pa Park
PURPOSE: Apathy as a state of decreased motivation has not been highlighted in people with epilepsy (PWE). We investigated its clinical significance in PWE. METHODS: We invited adult PWE who had been administered antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) for at least 1year and compared them with age- and gender-matched healthy controls. Eligible participants completed several questionnaires including the Apathy Evaluation Scale-Self (AES-S), the Korean version of the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (K-NDDI-E), the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), and the Quality of Life in Epilepsy-10 (QOLIE-10)...
August 8, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817997/positive-impact-of-cladribine-on-quality-of-life-in-people-with-relapsing-multiple-sclerosis
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Dayo Afolabi, Christo Albor, Lukasz Zalewski, Dan R Altmann, David Baker, Klaus Schmierer
BACKGROUND: A number of elements of the pivotal 'cladribine tablets treating multiple sclerosis orally' (CLARITY) trial have remained unpublished. OBJECTIVE: To report the impact of cladribine on health-related quality of life (QoL) in people with relapsing multiple sclerosis (pwRMS). METHODS: QoL data from the phase III trial of two different doses (3.5 and 5.15 mg/kg) of oral cladribine in pwRMS were acquired from the European Medicines Agency through Freedom of Information...
August 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816536/optimizing-lenvatinib-therapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-radioactive-iodine-resistant-differentiated-thyroid-cancers
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Sina Jasim, Nicole M Iniguez-Ariza, Crystal R Hilger, Ashish V Chintakuntlawar, Mabel M Ryder, John C Morris, Keith C Bible
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lenvatinib is approved for use in advanced radioactive iodine resistant differentiated thyroid cancers (RAIR-DTCs); its efficacy is indisputable, but toxicities are great, creating daunting challenges for patients and providers. Few data regarding early adverse events and impact on quality of life (QOL) exist; we sought to add clarity to these issues by analyzing our initial post-approval lenvatinib experience. METHODS: Standardized patient education was implemented, providing detailed instructions and expert provider contacts to facilitate timely reporting of toxicities and guide responsive actions...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816280/-analysis-of-outcomes-of-tension-free-mid-urethral-sling-procedure-in-women-with-mixed-urinary-incontinence
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W Y Zhang, X P Zhang, H Hu, J W Chen, X H Liu, K X Xu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the medium and long term outcomes of tension-free mid-urethral sling in the treatment of female patients with mixed urinary incontinence (MUI). METHODS: Twenty-six patients who underwent the tension-free mid-urethral sling procedure for MUI from April, 2010 to September, 2016, were followed up. Four of the 26 patients underwent retropubic tension free mid-urethral sling (TVT), and 22 of them underwent transurethral middle obturator sling (TOT)...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815717/partial-inferior-turbinectomy-in-rhinoseptoplasty-has-no-effect-in-quality-of-life-outcomes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Bianca H de Moura, Raphaella O Migliavacca, Rafaela K Lima, José E L Dolci, Martina Becker, Cássia Feijó, Elisa Brauwers, Michelle Lavinsky-Wolff
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the impact of endoscopic partial inferior turbinectomy (EPIT) associated with primary rhinoseptoplasty on quality-of-life outcomes (QOL), complications, and surgical duration. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Individuals with nasal obstruction aged ≥ 16 years who were candidates for functional and aesthetics primary rhinoseptoplasty were evaluated from March 2014 through May 2015. Eligible participants were randomly allocated to rhinoseptoplasty with or without EPIT (excision of one-third of the inferior turbinates)...
August 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815316/health-related-quality-of-life-associated-with-regorafenib-treatment-in-refractory-advanced-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Andrew J Martin, Emma Gibbs, Katrin Sjoquist, Nick Pavlakis, John Simes, Tim Price, Jenny Shannon, Sanjeev Gill, Vikram Jain, Geoffrey Liu, George Kannourakis, Yeul Hong Kim, Jin Won Kim, David Goldstein
BACKGROUND: The INTEGRATE phase II multinational randomized controlled trial demonstrated the activity of regorafenib on progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with refractory advanced gastric adenocarcinoma. We sought to evaluate whether these PFS gains had the potential to be offset by quality of life (QoL) impacts from treatment side effects and to thereby determine the appropriateness of continuing development to phase III. METHODS: QoL was assessed in INTEGRATE at baseline and at each 4 weeks thereafter, until discontinuation of study treatment, using the QLQ-C30, STO22, and EQ-5D questionnaires...
August 16, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815071/gastro-esophageal-junction-cancers-what-is-the-best-minimally-invasive-approach
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Egle Jezerskyte, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Miguel A Cuesta, Suzanne S Gisbertz
The short-term advantages of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) in terms of less morbidity and better quality of life (QoL) in comparison with open esophagectomy (OE) became visible in the last few years. There are two main MIE approaches: a transthoracic esophagectomy (TTE) (either accompanied by an intrathoracic or cervical anastomosis) or a transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) (accompanied by a cervical anastomosis). Additionally, minimally invasive gastrectomy is increasingly gaining popularity over open gastrectomy...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814728/prevalence-of-smoking-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-major-depressive-disorder-and-schizophrenia-and-their-relationships-with-quality-of-life
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Xiao-Hong Li, Feng-Rong An, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Helen F K Chiu, Ping-Ping Wu, Xin Jin, Yu-Tao Xiang
Few studies have compared the prevalence of smoking between patients with bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia. This study examined the prevalence of smoking and its relationships with demographic and clinical characteristics, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with these psychiatric disorders. A total of 1,102 inpatients were consecutively screened. Psychopathology and QOL were measured with standardized instruments. The prevalence of current smoking in the whole sample was 16...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814028/quantitative-assessment-of-swallowing-activity-by-mmg-measurement-with-pvdf-film
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Hashimoto Takuya, Tsukagoshi Keita, Koike Takuji
Difficulty of swallowing, called dysphagia, leads to aspiration pneumonia which is particularly a big health concern in aging societies. Therefore, prevention and treatment of dysphagia would contribute to extending healthy-life and QOL of elderly people and decreasing healthcare cost. Robotics technologies are expected as one of the effective methods to solve the problem in terms of detecting malfunction in swallowing and recovering swallowing function. The aim of this study is to investigate muscle activity during normal swallowing using mechanomyography (MMG) with PolyVinylidene DiFluoride (PVDF) film which is a ferroelectrics polymer...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813845/an-assistance-device-to-help-people-with-trunk-impairment-maintain-posture
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Tomoka Ogura, Taku Itami, Ken'ichi Yano, Ichidai Mori, Kazuhiro Kameda
People with trunk impairment cannot lean forward because of the dysfunction of the trunk resulting from events such as cervical cord injury (CCI). It is therefore difficult for such people to work at a table because they may easily fall from their wheelchair, and it is also hard for them to return to their original position. This limits the activities of daily living (ADLs) of people with trunk impairment. These problems can be solved to some extent with equipment such as a wheelchair belt or a spinal orthosis that can help the person to maintain his or her posture...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812455/prognostic-factors-for-change-in-self-reported-anxiety-and-depression-in-spondyloarthritis-patients-data-from-the-population-based-spascania-cohort-from-southern-sweden
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Jjl Meesters, S Bergman, E Haglund, Lth Jacobsson, I F Petersson, A Bremander
OBJECTIVES: Anxiety and depression symptoms are more common in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA) than in the general population. This study describes prognostic factors for change in self-reported anxiety and depression over 2 years in a well-defined SpA cohort. METHOD: In 2009, 3716 adult patients from the SpAScania cohort received a postal questionnaire to assess quality of life (QoL) and physical and mental functioning. A follow-up survey was performed in 2011...
August 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811898/lentinula-edodes-mycelia-extract-plus-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-patients-results-of-a-randomized-study-on-host-quality-of-life-and-immune-function-improvement
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Yukiko Nagashima, Shigehumi Yoshino, Shigeru Yamamoto, Noriko Maeda, Tatsuya Azumi, Yoshifumi Komoike, Kiyotaka Okuno, Tsutomu Iwasa, Junji Tsurutani, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Oka Masaaki, Nagano Hiroaki
Anthracycline-based chemotherapies for breast cancer are known to adversely affect patients' quality of life (QOL) and immune function. For that reason, adjuvants that improve those impairments are required. A randomized double-blind study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Lentinula edodes mycelia extract (LEM), which is an oral biological response modifier (BRM) medicine for cancer patients as such an adjuvant. A total of 47 breast cancer patients who were scheduled to receive postoperative adjuvant anthracycline-based chemotherapy, i...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811155/assessing-changes-in-quality-of-life-and-independent-living-and-working-levels-among-agrability-farmers-and-ranchers-with-disabilities
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Robert J Fetsch, Danielle M Jackman, Christina L Collins
BACKGROUND: While emerging research has focused on quality of life (QOL) levels among farmers and ranchers with disabilities, much work is still needed on this largely understudied population. The AgrAbility Project, a USDA initiative, offers pragmatic solutions to increase farmers and ranchers with disabilities' QOL and ability to work and live independently (ILW). OBJECTIVES: To assess pretest-posttest changes in farmers and ranchers with disabilities' ILW and QOL levels after participating in AgrAbility, to identify demographic predictors of ILW and QOL (e...
August 8, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811076/submucosal-injection-of-dexamethasone-and-methylprednisolone-for-the-control-of-postoperative-sequelae-after-third-molar-surgery-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
A Chugh, S Singh, Y Mittal, V Chugh
Pain, swelling, and trismus are known sequelae of third molar surgery that can significantly affect the individual's quality of life (QOL). These should be minimized to improve QOL. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of the preoperative submucosal administration of equivalent doses of two commonly used steroids on these postoperative sequelae. A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted involving 60 subjects requiring the removal of impacted mandibular third molars. Extraction cases with a similar difficulty index were included...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810915/quality-of-life-and-correlation-with-clinical-and-radiographic-variables-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-retrospective-case-series-study
#18
Ji-Chen Huang, Bang-Ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Ze-Zhang Zhu, Jun Hu, Zhe Qu
BACKGROUND: Previously, many studies have evaluated quality of life (QoL) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), however, none of them specifically investigated the correlation between pain-related disability measured by Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and QoL in AS patients. In addition, the correlation between global kyphosis (GK) in lateral plain radiographs and QoL in AS patients remains unclear up to now. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate QoL and correlation with clinical and radiographic variables in AS patients, especially to figure out the relationship about the pain-specific disability measured by ODI, GK and QoL...
August 15, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809652/effectiveness-of-interventions-for-caregivers-of-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-related-major-neurocognitive-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Catherine Verrier Piersol, Kerry Canton, Susan E Connor, Ilana Giller, Stacy Lipman, Suzanne Sager
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the evidence review was to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and related major neurocognitive disorders that facilitate the ability to maintain participation in the caregiver role. METHOD: Scientific literature published in English between January 2006 and April 2014 was reviewed. Databases included MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, OTseeker, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
September 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809624/spinal-orthoses-the-crucial-role-of-comfort-on-compliance-of-wearing-monocentric-prospective-pilot-study-of-randomized-cross-over-design
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G W Herget, S Patermann, P C Strohm, J Zwingmann, P Eichelberger, N P Südkamp, A Hirschmüller
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Various spine disorders are regularly treated by orthoses, and success of treatment depends on wearing these devices. In this study we examined the compliance, wear comfort, subjective stabilization and side effects associated with spinal orthoses using an individualized questionnaire and the Compact Short Form-12 Health Survey (SF-12). MATERIAL AND METHODS In this prospective pilot study of randomized cross-over design, twelve healthy volunteers with a mean age of 31.2 years wore three different types of orthoses, each for one week: A hyperextension brace (HB), a custom-made semirigid orthosis (SO) and a custom-made rigid orthosis (RO)...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
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