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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/29664801/the-rectal-cancer-female-sexuality-score-development-and-validation-of-a-scoring-system-for-female-sexual-function-after-rectal-cancer-surgery
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Anne Thyø, Katrine J Emmertsen, Søren Laurberg
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction and impaired quality of life is a potential side effect to rectal cancer treatment. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop and validate a simple scoring system intended to evaluate sexual function in women treated for rectal cancer. DESIGN: This is a population-based cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: Female patients diagnosed with rectal cancer between 2001 and 2014 were identified by using the Danish Colorectal Cancer Group's database...
April 16, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662789/pie-crusting-technique-is-effective-and-safe-to-release-superficial-medial-collateral-ligament-for-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Xuan He, Hong Cai, Ke Zhang
Background: Pie-crusting technique is a damage-control soft tissue balance skill of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The outcome of this technique to release lateral soft tissue is reasonable. A limited number of studies have focused on medial collateral ligament release with pie-crusting technique in the past years because of concerns about its efficacy and safety. Method: All cases underwent superficial medial collateral ligament (SMCL) release with either pie-crusting technique or traditional technique (39 knees in each group) between January 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015...
April 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659404/prospective-cohort-study-investigating-changes-in-body-image-quality-of-life-and-self-esteem-following-minimally-invasive-cosmetic-procedures
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Joseph F Sobanko, Julia Dai, Joel M Gelfand, David B Sarwer, Ivona Percec
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive cosmetic injectable procedures are increasingly common. However, a few studies have investigated changes in psychosocial functioning following these treatments. OBJECTIVE: To assess changes in body image, quality of life, and self-esteem following cosmetic injectable treatment with soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators. METHODS: Open, prospective study of 75 patients undergoing cosmetic injectable procedures for facial aging to evaluate changes in psychosocial functioning within 6 weeks of treatment...
April 13, 2018: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656879/analysis-of-changes-in-cervical-spinal-curvature-and-intervertebral-disk-space-height-following-acdf-surgery-in-a-group-of-100-patients-followed-up-for-12-months
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Bartosz Godlewski, Magdalena Katarzyna Stachura, Ryszard Adam Czepko, Mariusz Banach, Ryszard Czepko
We analysed 100 patients following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with interbody stabilisation with PEEK cages. Radiographs obtained preoperatively and during the 12-month follow-up were compared to track changes in overall and local cervical lordosis and disk space height. Subsidence was defined as cage migration ≥ 3 mm into the adjacent endplates. Mean change in operated disk space height was 1.13 ± 1.33 mm. Subsidence was detected in 10.23% of the operated spaces. Mean change in overall cervical lordosis was 1...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656759/physical-behavior-and-associations-with-health-outcomes-in-operable-nsclc-patients-a-prospective-study
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J G Josien Timmerman, M G H Marit Dekker-van Weering, M W J M Michel Wouters, M M Martijn Stuiver, W Wanda de Kanter, M M R Miriam Vollenbroek-Hutten
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to 1) characterize daily physical behavior of operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, from preoperative to six months postoperative using accelerometry, and explore if physical behavior preoperative or one month postoperative is associated with better health outcomes at six months postoperative. METHODS: A prospective study with 23 patients (13 female) diagnosed with primary NSCLC and scheduled for curative lung resection was performed...
May 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652081/eight-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-ultrasound-guided-foam-sclerotherapy-with-surgical-stripping-of-the-great-saphenous-vein
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Y L Lam, J A Lawson, I M Toonder, N H Shadid, A Sommer, M Veenstra, A M J van der Kleij, R P Ceulen, E de Haan, F Ibrahim, T van Dooren, F H Nieman, C H A Wittens
BACKGROUND: This was an 8-year follow-up of an RCT comparing ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) with high ligation and surgical stripping (HL/S) of the great saphenous vein (GSV). METHODS: Patients were randomized to UGFS or HL/S of the GSV. The primary outcome was the recurrence of symptomatic GSV reflux. Secondary outcomes were patterns of reflux according to recurrent varices after surgery, Clinical Etiologic Anatomic Pathophysiologic (CEAP) classification, Venous Clinical Severity Score (VCSS) and EuroQol Five Dimensions (EQ-5D™) quality-of-life scores...
May 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651594/prospective-study-of-shoulder-strength-shoulder-range-of-motion-and-lymphedema-in-breast-cancer-patients-from-pre-surgery-to-5-years-after-alnd-or-slnb
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Roser Belmonte, Monique Messaggi-Sartor, Montse Ferrer, Angels Pont, Ferran Escalada
OBJECTIVE: Determine the changes in shoulder strength, shoulder range of motion, and arm volume in breast cancer patients treated with sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) or axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) METHOD: Sixty-eight SLNB and 44 ALND patients were followed up from pre-surgery to 5 years after surgery. Primary outcomes were the differences between affected and non-affected sides for the following: shoulder strength measured by dynamometry, shoulder range of motion measured by goniometry, and lymphedema measured by volume...
April 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649887/clinical-effect-of-endoscopic-vidian-neurectomy-on-bronchial-asthma-outcomes-in-patients-with-coexisting-refractory-allergic-rhinitis-and-asthma
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Jingang Ai, Zuozhong Xie, Xiang Qing, Wei Li, Honghui Liu, Tiansheng Wang, Guolin Tan
Background The prevalence of both allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma is high throughout the world; their mutual influence on each other has been documented in many studies. However, studies regarding surgical intervention are limited. Objective To evaluate the clinical significance of endoscopic vidian neurectomy on bronchial asthma outcomes in patients with coexisting refractory allergic rhinitis and asthma. Methods A total of 109 patients with moderate to severe persistent intractable allergic rhinitis and mild/moderate asthma were allocated to the bilateral endoscopic vidian neurectomy group (group 1) or conservative medication group (group 2) according to the patients' self-selection...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645352/the-uk-rope-study-efficacy-and-safety-of-prostate-artery-embolisation-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-an-observational-study-and-propensity-matched-comparison-with-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate
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A F Ray, J Powell, M J Speakman, N T Longford, R DasGupta, T Bryant, S Modi, J Dyer, M Harris, G Carolan-Rees, N Hacking
OBJECTIVES: The UK Register of Prostate Embolisation (UK ROPE) study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE) for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms secondary to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) patients. The main secondary aim was an indirect comparison with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). SUBJECTS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: As a joint initiative between BSIR, BAUS and NICE, this study recruited 305 patients across 17 UK urological / interventional radiology centres: 216 PAE, 89 TURP...
April 12, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643744/cost-effectiveness-of-the-recommended-medical-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-dysmenorrhea-and-endometriosis-in-japan
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Ichiro Arakawa, Mikio Momoeda, Yutaka Osuga, Ikuko Ota, Kaori Koga
Background and objective: This study aims to assess the cost-effectiveness of early physician consultation and guideline-based intervention to prevent endometriosis and/or disease progression using oral contraceptive (OC) and progestin compared to follow-up of self-care for dysmenorrhea in Japan. Methods: A yearly-transmitted Markov model of five major health states with four sub-medical states was constructed. Transition probabilities among health and medical states were derived from Japanese epidemiological patient surveys and converted to appropriate parameters for inputting into the model...
2018: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation: C/E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643154/associations-between-preoperative-oxford-hip-and-knee-scores-and-costs-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-undergoing-primary-total-joint-replacement-in-the-nhs-england-an-observational-study
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Peter Eibich, Helen A Dakin, Andrew James Price, David Beard, Nigel K Arden, Alastair M Gray
OBJECTIVES: To assess how costs and quality of life (measured by EuroQoL-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D)) before and after total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) vary with age, gender and preoperative Oxford hip score (OHS) and Oxford knee score (OKS). DESIGN: Regression analyses using prospectively collected data from clinical trials, cohort studies and administrative data bases. SETTING: UK secondary care. PARTICIPANTS: Men and women undergoing primary THR or TKR...
April 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642922/an-anterolateral-thigh-chimeric-flap-for-dynamic-facial-and-esthetic-reconstruction-after-oncological-surgery-in-the-maxillofacial-region-a-case-report
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Zoltán Lóderer, Tamás Vereb, Róbert Paczona, Ágnes Janovszky, József Piffkó
BACKGROUND: The surgical management of malignant tumors in the head and neck region often leads to functional and esthetic defects that impair the quality of life of the patients. Reconstruction can be solved with prostheses in these cases, but various types of microsurgical free flaps can provide a better clinical outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: In this case report, the tumor and parts of the involved facial muscles and nerve were excised surgically from a 42-year-old patient after a third relapse of basal cell carcinoma in the left midface...
April 11, 2018: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630002/modified-pfannenstiel-open-approach-as-an-alternative-to-laparoscopic-total-proctocolectomy-and-ipaa-comparison-of-short-and-long-term-outcomes-and-quality-of-life
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Leonardo C Duraes, Destiny A Schroeder, David W Dietz
BACKGROUND: A laparoscopic approach to total proctocolectomy with IPAA has been suggested to have better short-term outcomes and cosmesis, whereas open surgery by midline incision may result in shorter operative times. We hypothesized that a modified Pfannenstiel open approach would combine the advantages of both techniques. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of open total proctocolectomy with IPAA using a modified Pfannenstiel incision versus those following the laparoscopic approach...
May 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629589/flexed-knee-gait-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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C Church, J Ge, S Hager, T Haumont, N Lennon, T Niiler, R Hulbert, F Miller
Aims The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of adolescents with cerebral palsy who have undergone single-event multilevel surgery for a flexed-knee gait, followed into young adulthood using 3D motion analysis. Patients and Methods A total of 59 young adults with spastic cerebral palsy, with a mean age of 26 years (sd 3), were enrolled into the study in which their gait was compared with an evaluation that had taken place a mean of 12 years (sd 2) previously. At their visits during adolescence, the children walked with excessive flexion of the knee at initial contact and surgical or therapeutic interventions were not controlled between visits...
April 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628301/functional-outcomes-assessment-following-free-muscle-transfer-for-dynamic-reconstruction-of-facial-paralysis-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Anson Dong, Kevin J Zuo, Georgina Papadopoulos-Nydam, Jaret L Olson, Gordon H Wilkes, Jana Rieger
Facial reanimation provides patients affected by chronic facial paralysis a chance to regain basic human functions such as emotional expression, verbal communication, and oral competence for eating and swallowing, but there is still no consensus as to the best way to measure surgical outcomes. We performed a literature review to investigate the different functional outcomes that surgeons use to evaluate facial function after reanimation surgery, focusing on outcomes other than facial expressions such as speech, oral competence, and patient quality of life/satisfaction...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627967/supervised-exercise-therapy-versus-home-based-exercise-therapy-versus-walking-advice-for-intermittent-claudication
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REVIEW
David Hageman, Hugo Jp Fokkenrood, Lindy Nm Gommans, Marijn Ml van den Houten, Joep Aw Teijink
BACKGROUND: Although supervised exercise therapy (SET) provides significant symptomatic benefit for patients with intermittent claudication (IC), it remains an underutilized tool. Widespread implementation of SET is restricted by lack of facilities and funding. Structured home-based exercise therapy (HBET) with an observation component (e.g., exercise logbooks, pedometers) and just walking advice (WA) are alternatives to SET. This is the second update of a review first published in 2006...
April 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626686/does-preoperative-degenerative-spondylolisthesis-influence-outcome-in-degenerative-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-3-year-results-of-a-swiss-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Nils Harry-Bert Ulrich, Isaac Gravestock, Ulrike Held, Khoschy Schawkat, Giuseppe Pichierri, Maria M Wertli, Sebastian Winklhofer, Mazda Farshad, Francois Porchet, Johann Steurer, Jakob M Burgstaller
BACKGROUND: Decompression alone to treat degenerative lumbar stenosis with and without concomitant degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS; non-DS) has shown ambiguous results in the literature. OBJECTIVE: The aim is to compare clinical outcomes in patients with lumbar stenosis with and without DS who underwent decompression alone surgery without fusion on one to three adjacent levels after 6-, 12-, 24-, and 36-month follow-up. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study at eight medical centers...
April 4, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625136/surgical-management-of-adult-acquired-buried-penis-impact-on-urinary-and-sexual-quality-of-life-outcomes
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Katherine M Theisen, Thomas W Fuller, Paul Rusilko
OBJECTIVES: To assess postoperative patient-reported quality of life outcomes following surgical management of adult acquired buried penis (AABP). We hypothesize that surgical treatment of AABP results in improvements in urinary and sexual quality of life. METHODS: Patients that underwent surgical treatment of AABP were retrospectively identified. The Expanded Prostate Cancer Index (EPIC) questionnaire was completed at ≥ 3 months postoperatively, and completed retrospectively to define preoperative symptoms...
April 3, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623695/a-case-series-of-patients-who-underwent-laparoscopic-extraperitoneal-radical-prostatectomy-with-the-simultaneous-implant-of-a-penile-prosthesis-focus-on-penile-length-preservation
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Nicola Mondaini, Tommaso Cai, Enrico Sarti, Gaia Polloni, Andrea Gavazzi, Duccio Conti, Andrea Cocci, Maarten Albersen, Gianmartin Cito, Riccardo Bartoletti
PURPOSE: There are many grey areas in the field of penile rehabilitation after radical prostatectomy (RP). The preservation of the full dimensions of the penis is an important consideration for improving patients' compliance for the treatment. We present the first case series of patients treated by laparoscopic extraperitoneal RP and simultaneous penile prosthesis implantation (PPI) in order to preserve the full length of the penis and to improve patients' satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2013 to June 2014, 10 patients underwent simultaneous PPI (with an AMS InhibiZone prosthesis) and RP...
January 26, 2018: World Journal of Men's Health
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