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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742630/perceived-changes-in-quality-of-life-in-trauma-patients-a-focus-group-study
#1
Nena Kruithof, Marjan Johanna Traa, Maria Karabatzakis, Suzanne Polinder, Jolanda de Vries, Mariska Adriana Cornelia de Jongh
Quality of life (QoL) following a physical trauma is still insufficiently known from a patient perspective. The aim of this study was to qualitatively report perceived changes in QoL after trauma. Focus groups were conducted. Patients admitted to the hospital were eligible for inclusion if they had a lower extremity trauma, severe injuries, or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients 75 years or older were invited. To analyze the perceived changes in QoL, open coding was used. Patients (n = 20, M = 55 years) reported comparable consequences...
May 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740215/impact-of-plantar-fasciitis-on-the-quality-of-life-of-male-and-female-patients-according-to-the-foot-health-status-questionnaire
#2
Patricia Palomo-López, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, David Rodríguez-Sanz, César Calvo-Lobo, Daniel López-López
Background and purpose: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a foot disorder in adults secondary to an inflammatory response caused by repetitive micro-trauma. We evaluated and compared the impact on quality of life (QoL) related to foot health and general health between males and females with PF. Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, patients with PF were recruited from a podiatry clinic. Physical examination, sociodemographic data, and the self-reported Foot Health Status Questionnaire (FHSQ) were recorded...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730999/skin-picking-disorder-prevalence-correlates-and-associations-with-quality-of-life-in-a-large-sample
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Myrela O Machado, Cristiano A Köhler, Brendon Stubbs, Paulo R Nunes-Neto, Ai Koyanagi, João Quevedo, Jair C Soares, Thomas N Hyphantis, Donatella Marazziti, Michael Maes, Dan J Stein, André F Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: Evidence suggests that skin picking disorder (SPD) could be a prevalent condition associated with comorbidity and psychosocial dysfunction. However, just a few studies have assessed the prevalence and correlates of SPD in samples from low- and middle-income countries. In addition, the impact of SPD on quality of life (QoL) dimension after multivariable adjustment to potential confounders remains unclear. METHODS: Data were obtained from a Brazilian anonymous Web-based research platform...
May 7, 2018: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704027/implementation-of-the-western-australian-osteoporosis-model-of-care-a-fracture-liaison-service-utilising-emergency-department-information-systems-to-identify-patients-with-fragility-fracture-to-improve-current-practice-and-reduce-re-fracture-rates-a-12-month
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C A Inderjeeth, W D Raymond, A M Briggs, E Geelhoed, D Oldham, D Mountain
Fracture liaison service linked to an emergency department database effectively identifies patients with OP, improves best practice care, reduces recurrent fractures, and improves quality of life (QoL). The next step is to establish cost-effectiveness. This should be seen as the standard model of care. INTRODUCTION: The Western Australian Osteoporosis Model of Care recommends implementation of a fracture liaison service (FLS) to manage patients with minimal trauma fractures (MTFs). This study evaluates the efficacy of a FLS linked to a tertiary hospital emergency department information system (EDIS) in reducing recurrent fractures...
April 27, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675586/rapamycin-alleviates-hormone-imbalance-induced-chronic-nonbacterial-inflammation-in-rat-prostate-through-activating-autophagy-via-the-mtor-ulk1-atg13-signaling-pathway
#5
Yang Su, Jingxiao Lu, Xianguo Chen, Chaozhao Liang, Pengcheng Luo, Cong Qin, Jie Zhang
Chronic prostatitis (CP) is a clinically common disease with high morbidity. It affects the patients' quality of life (QoL) as well as physical and mental health seriously due to the recurring symptoms of lower urinary tract and genitalia. As the opinions about the etiology of CP are still not uniform, it is very difficult to be treated or even cured. Autophagy is a highly conserved physiological function which is widely found in eukaryotic cells. In general, cells maintain a certain level of autophagy under physiological conditions, and the basal level of autophagy can be regulated by a variety of autophagy-related genes under stress such as hunger, infection, trauma, and other circumstances...
April 19, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665309/association-between-operative-technique-and-intrusive-thoughts-on-health-related-quality-of-life-3-years-after-ape-elape-for-rectal-cancer-results-from-a-national-swedish-cohort-with-comparison-with-normative-swedish-data
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Mattias Prytz, Anna Ledebo, Eva Angenete, David Bock, Eva Haglind
The aim of this prospective registry-based population study was to investigate the association between QoL 3 years after surgery for rectal cancer and intrusive thoughts and to assess the association with the type of surgery (i.e., APE or ELAPE) in a population-based national cohort. ELAPE has been proposed as a superior surgical technique for distal rectal cancer, but long-term effects on QoL are not known. There are also no studies on the association of negative intrusive thoughts on patients' self-reported Quality of Life following surgery for distal rectal cancer...
April 17, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650475/use-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-trauma-surgery-a-review
#7
REVIEW
R Ologunde, N M H McLeod
In the UK, about one person/100/year sustains a facial injury, so trauma surgery accounts for a considerable part of the caseload in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS). Patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) allow for patient-centred assessment of postoperative outcomes, but to our knowledge, most research in OMFS trauma does not currently include them. To investigate their use, we searched Medline to find relevant studies that reported outcomes from inception in January 1879 to August 2016. Those not in the English language and those that did not report operations were excluded...
April 9, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616328/thoracoscopic-anterior-stabilization-for-thoracolumbar-fractures-in-patients-without-spinal-cord-injury-quality-of-life-and-long-term-results
#8
Arjen J Smits, Arwin Noor, Fred C Bakker, Jaap Deunk, Frank W Bloemers
PURPOSE: To determine the health-related quality of life (QOL), safety and radiologic parameters after thoracoscopic treatment of traumatic thoracolumbar fractures using a distractible cage in patients without spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients treated between 2004 and 2012 in a university level-one trauma center. Patient and treatment characteristics were collected from the hospital information system. All available radiographic material was assessed for fracture characteristics and Cobb angle at consecutive times...
April 3, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556260/curative-effect-of-minimally-invasive-surgery-on-palmar-and-foot-hyperhidrosis-and-its-influence-on-serum-related-cytokines-and-immunoglobulins
#9
Wei Xi Li, Yong Kun Li, Hai Tao Lin
The curative effect of minimally invasive surgery on palmar and foot hyperhidrosis and its influence on serum-related cytokines and immunoglobulins were investigated. Seventy-six patients with palmar and foot hyperhidrosis admitted to Yunnan University Hospital from August 2014 to July 2016 were selected and randomly divided into control group (n=38) and observation group (n=38) using a random number table. Patients in control group received drug therapy, while those in observation group underwent laparoscopic thoracic-4 sympathetic chain combined with thoracic-3 branch amputation...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453113/epidemiological-profile-of-epilepsy-in-low-income-populations
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REVIEW
Camilo Espinosa-Jovel, Rafael Toledano, Ángel Aledo-Serrano, Irene García-Morales, Antonio Gil-Nagel
Epilepsy is a global disease with an unequal distribution. About 80% of the affected individuals reside in low and middle income countries. The incidence and prevalence of epilepsy in low income populations is higher than in the rest of the world, this is partly explained by some risk factors such as head trauma, perinatal injury and CNS infections, which are more common in poor regions, especially in rural areas. Epilepsy is considered a treatable condition with high rates of therapeutic response. About three fourths of patients achieve control of the disease with the use of antiepileptic drugs, however, despite this benign prognosis, over 75% of patients from low income populations do not receive treatment at all...
March 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384865/postoperative-outcomes-of-breast-reconstruction-after-mastectomy-a-retrospective-study
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Qinghong Qin, Qixing Tan, Bin Lian, Qinguo Mo, Zhen Huang, Changyuan Wei
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy plays an active role in improving the quality-of-life (QoL) and alleviating the psychological trauma of breast cancer patients, and has become an indispensable part of the comprehensive treatment in breast cancer. However, compared with mastectomy alone, breast reconstruction also increase operative complications. The surgical, oncological outcomes, and cosmetic effect of breast reconstruction remains to be evaluated. Data for patients with breast cancer who underwent breast reconstruction after mastectomy from February 2009 to November 2015 in our hospital were retrospectively analyzed, with a median follow-up time of 44 months...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325583/an-integrated-delivery-of-care-approach-to-improve-patient-reported-physical-function-and-mental-wellbeing-after-orthopedic-trauma-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Laura Zdziarski-Horodyski, MaryBeth Horodyski, Kalia K Sadasivan, Jennifer Hagen, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Matthew Patrick, Robert Guenther, Heather K Vincent
BACKGROUND: Orthopedic trauma injury impacts nearly 2.8 million people each year. Despite surgical improvements and excellent survivorship rates, many patients experience poor quality of life (QOL) outcomes years later. Psychological distress commonly occurs after injury. Distressed patients more frequently experience rehospitalizations, pain medication dependence, and low QOL. This study was developed to test whether an integrative care approach (IntCare; ten-step program of emotional support, education, customized resources, and medical care) was superior to usual care (UsCare)...
January 11, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238106/measures-and-effects-on-prevention-of-fall-the-role-of-a-fall-working-group-at-a-university-hospital
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Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kei Ando, Yuko Inagaki, Yusuke Suzuki, Yoshimasa Nagao, Naoki Ishiguro, Shiro Imagama
Fall in hospitalized patients can cause trauma and fractures, which can reduce ADL and QOL, whereas prevention of fall decreases medical expenses. The purpose of this study is to examine prevention of fall due to intervention from a fall working group established in our hospital. The working group focused on three main points. First, colored wrist bands for patients classified as grade 3 risk for fall are used to alert medical staff. Second, information on fall prevention was distributed to patients. Third, standardization of two bed fences and reduced use of slippers for inpatients have been introduced...
November 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
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
#14
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/28866140/perioperative-supplementation-with-a-fruit-and-vegetable-juice-powder-concentrate-and-postsurgical-morbidity-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Patricia Gorecki, Danielle L Burke, Iain L C Chapple, Karla Hemming, Daniel Saund, David Pearson, Wilhelm Stahl, Ryan Lello, Thomas Dietrich
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Surgical trauma leads to an inflammatory response that causes surgical morbidity. Reduced antioxidant micronutrient (AM)a levels and/or excessive levels of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)b have previously been linked to delayed wound healing and presence of chronic wounds. We aimed to evaluate the effect of pre-operative supplementation with encapsulated fruit and vegetable juice powder concentrate (JuicePlus+® ) on postoperative morbidity and Quality of Life (QoL)c ...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766080/trajectories-in-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-a-fracture-of-the-distal-radius-or-ankle-using-latent-class-analysis
#16
M A C Van Son, J De Vries, W Zijlstra, J A Roukema, T Gosens, M H J Verhofstad, B L Den Oudsten
PURPOSE: This prospective study aimed to identify the different trajectories of quality of life (QOL) in patients with distal radius fractures (DRF) and ankle fractures (AF). Secondly, it was examined if subgroups could be characterized by sociodemographic, clinical, and psychological variables. METHODS: Patients (n = 543) completed the World Health Organization Quality of Life assessment instrument-Bref (WHOQOL-Bref), the pain, coping, and cognitions questionnaire, NEO-five factor inventory (neuroticism and extraversion), and the state-trait anxiety inventory (short version) a few days after fracture (i...
December 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759426/a-descriptive-study-to-assess-quality-of-life-in-egyptian-patients-with-a-stoma
#17
Sherif Boraii
The creation of a stoma changes bodily appearance and function, which can affect quality of life (QOL). A descriptive study using the Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, an instrument that measures 8 physical and mental health concepts, was conducted to quantify QOL among patients with a stoma and to interpret how stoma creation affects their lives. Participants included a convenience sample of persons served by an outpatient surgery clinic in an Egyptian university hospital in Cairo between August 2013 and January 2015...
July 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684197/adjustment-to-hand-injury-cross-sectional-survey-exploring-adjustment-in-relation-to-illness-perceptions-and-coping-strategies
#18
Catherine Turkington, Martin Dempster, Jennifer Maguire
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional descriptive. INTRODUCTION: Hand injuries are highly prevalent, and the impact they have on physical, emotional, and functional adjustment is well recognized. Increasingly, adjustment to health conditions including hand injuries is being understood in terms of psychological variables. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To examine the role of illness beliefs and coping strategies in adjustment to hand injury. Adjustment was considered from a complete perspective including quality of life (QOL) and functional ability as well as mood and trauma symptoms...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551050/the-relationship-between-physical-and-psychological-complaints-and-quality-of-life-in-severely-injured-patients
#19
C C H M van Delft-Schreurs, M A C van Son, M A C de Jongh, K W W Lansink, J de Vries, M H J Verhofstad
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was two-fold. The first goal was to investigate which variables were associated with the remaining physical limitations of severely injured patients after the initial rehabilitation phase. Second, we investigated whether physical limitations were attributable to the association between psychological complaints and quality of life in this patient group. METHODS: Patients who were 18 years or older and who had an injury severity score (ISS)>15 completed a set of questionnaires at one time-point after their rehabilitation phase (15-53 months after their trauma)...
May 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479762/transurethral-resection-of-prostate-in-benign-prostatic-enlargement-with-underactive-bladder-a-retrospective-outcome-analysis
#20
Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Rahul Janak Sinha, Bimalesh Purkait, Vishwajeet Singh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome and efficacy of transurethral resection of the prostate in patients of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) with underactive bladder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 174 patients, who underwent transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) between 2008 and 2015, for lower urinary tract symptoms with BPE with bladder underactivity. Clinical history, physical examination, renal function test, urinalysis, cystourethroscopy, transabdominal or transrectal ultrasonography, and urodynamic study were recorded...
April 2017: Urology Annals
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