convalescence

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Summary: The period of recovery following an illness.

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  1. Ågård A, Egerod I, Tønnesen E, Lomborg K. Struggling for independence: a grounded theory study on convalescence of ICU survivors 12 months post ICU discharge. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2012;28:105-13 pubmed publisher
    ..To explore and explain the challenges, concerns, and coping modalities in ICU-survivors living with a partner or spouse during the first 12 months post ICU discharge...
  2. Pedersen C. [Convalescence and sick leave after influenza]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2009;171:2913-5 pubmed
    ..Transmission mainly takes place during the initial four days of the illness. Convalescence from disease should be expected to comprise seven days from symptom onset...
  3. Podymow T, Turnbull J, Tadic V, Muckle W. Shelter-based convalescence for homeless adults. Can J Public Health. 2006;97:379-83 pubmed
    ..b>Convalescence care to provide timely treatment has not been analyzed...
  4. Vonk Noordegraaf A, Huirne J, Brolmann H, Van Mechelen W, Anema J. Multidisciplinary convalescence recommendations after gynaecological surgery: a modified Delphi method among experts. BJOG. 2011;118:1557-67 pubmed publisher
    To generate structured detailed uniform convalescence recommendations after gynaecological surgery by a modified Delphi method amongst experts and a representative group of physicians.
  5. Mason A, Wright K. Framing medical tourism: an examination of appeal, risk, convalescence, accreditation, and interactivity in medical tourism web sites. J Health Commun. 2011;16:163-77 pubmed publisher
    ..The authors discuss the implications of these findings concerning the framing of medical tourism Web site content, future directions for research, and limitations...
  6. Andersen M, Mathisen L, Oyen O, Edwin B, Digernes R, Kvarstein G, et al. Postoperative pain and convalescence in living kidney donors-laparoscopic versus open donor nephrectomy: a randomized study. Am J Transplant. 2006;6:1438-43 pubmed
    The aim of the present study was to compare postoperative pain and convalescence in patients randomized to laparoscopic or open donor surgery in a prospective, controlled trial...
  7. Krasnodebski P, Bak M, Opolski G, Karnafel W. Leptin in acute myocardial infarction and period of convalescence in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Kardiol Pol. 2010;68:648-53 pubmed
    ..Leptin is a protein produced in adipose tissue and takes part in angiogenesis and atherogenesis. Leptin is associated with development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
  8. van Laere I, De Wit M, Klazinga N. Shelter-based convalescence for homeless adults in Amsterdam: a descriptive study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009;9:208 pubmed publisher
    Adequate support for homeless populations includes shelter and care to recuperate from illness and/or injury. This is a descriptive analysis of diagnoses and use of shelter-based convalescence in a cohort of homeless adults in Amsterdam.
  9. Jakobsen D, Sonne E, Andreasen J, Kehlet H. Convalescence after colonic surgery with fast-track vs conventional care. Colorectal Dis. 2006;8:683-7 pubmed
    To compare convalescence after colonic surgery with a fast-track rehabilitation programme vs conventional care.

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  1. Naidu M, Sultan A, Thakar R. Convalescence advice following gynaecological surgery. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012;32:556-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim was to establish the current advice given for activities during convalescence after commonly performed benign gynaecological surgery...
  2. Monira S, Shabnam S, Alam N, Endtz H, Cravioto A, Alam M. 16S rRNA gene-targeted TTGE in determining diversity of gut microbiota during acute diarrhoea and convalescence. J Health Popul Nutr. 2012;30:250-6 pubmed
    ..9, p<0.01). These results suggest that appropriate therapeutic and post-diarrhoeal nutritional intervention might be beneficial for the early microbial restoration and recovery...
  3. Walker C, Bhutta Z, Bhandari N, Teka T, Shahid F, Taneja S, et al. Zinc during and in convalescence from diarrhea has no demonstrable effect on subsequent morbidity and anthropometric status among infants <6 mo of age. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:887-94 pubmed
    ..Zinc given for 14 d at the start of diarrhea has been shown to decrease the incidence and prevalence of diarrhea and pneumonia and improve growth in the 2-3 mo after, but no trial has been done in infants <6 mo of age...
  4. Møller C, Ottesen M, Kehlet H, Ottesen B. [Convalescence recommendations after hysterectomy. A study of opinions among Danish physicians]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2001;163:7043-7 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to describe advice and restrictions given by Danish general practitioners (GPs) and gynaecologists to patients after uncomplicated hysterectomy...
  5. Bay Nielsen M, Thomsen H, Andersen F, Bendix J, Sørensen O, Skovgaard N, et al. Convalescence after inguinal herniorrhaphy. Br J Surg. 2004;91:362-7 pubmed
    b>Convalescence after inguinal herniorrhaphy is usually 3-4 weeks and is an important outcome parameter of hernia surgery...
  6. Tjitra E, Suprianto S, McBroom J, Currie B, Anstey N. Persistent ICT malaria P.f/P.v panmalarial and HRP2 antigen reactivity after treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria is associated with gametocytemia and results in false-positive diagnoses of Plasmodium vivax in convalescence. J Clin Microbiol. 2001;39:1025-31 pubmed
    ..Gametocytes appear to be an important cause of persistent posttreatment panmalarial antigenemia in areas of endemicity and may also contribute in part to persistent HRP2 antigenemia following treatment...
  7. Utsalo S, Eko F, Umoh F, Asindi A. Faecal excretion of Vibrio cholerae during convalescence of cholera patients in Calabar, Nigeria. Eur J Epidemiol. 1999;15:379-81 pubmed
    ..However, it could not be established with certainty if vibrios excreted during convalescence were from enteric colonization by the causative strains, or re-infections with the common strains in ..
  8. Kabir I, Rahman M, Haider R, Mazumder R, Khaled M, Mahalanabis D. Increased height gain of children fed a high-protein diet during convalescence from shigellosis: a six-month follow-Up study. J Nutr. 1998;128:1688-91 pubmed
    ..9 vs. 2.3, P = 0.41). These results demonstrate that feeding an HP diet to the malnourished children during recovery from shigellosis enhanced linear growth with a modest reduction in diarrheal morbidity during the 6-mo follow-up period...
  9. Jaimes M, Rojas O, Kunkel E, Lazarus N, Soler D, Butcher E, et al. Maturation and trafficking markers on rotavirus-specific B cells during acute infection and convalescence in children. J Virol. 2004;78:10967-76 pubmed
    ..This phenotype likely corresponds to gut-targeted plasma cells and plasmablasts. During convalescence the phenotype switches to small and large lymphocytes, CD38(int/-), CD27(int/-), CCR6(+), alpha4beta7(+/-), ..
  10. Kuo M, Huang J, Yeh K, Li P, Hsieh K. Evaluation of Th1/Th2 ratio and cytokine production profile during acute exacerbation and convalescence in asthmatic children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2001;86:272-6 pubmed
    ..In contrast, Th1-type cytokine, especially interferon (IFN)-gamma, is thought to have a downregulatory effect on Th2 immune response cells. Thus, the imbalance of Th1 and Th2 cells may be a key factor in relation to disease severity...
  11. Bisgaard T, Kehlet H, Rosenberg J. Pain and convalescence after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Eur J Surg. 2001;167:84-96 pubmed
    Pain and speed of convalescence are the two main problems after uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We therefore identified interventional and descriptive studies in electronic databases and supplemented them with manual searches...
  12. Ottesen M, Møller C, Kehlet H, Ottesen B. Substantial variability in postoperative treatment, and convalescence recommendations following vaginal repair. A nationwide questionnaire study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2001;80:1062-8 pubmed
    Postoperative care and convalescence recommendations following vaginal surgery are generally not evidence based...
  13. Bisgaard T, Klarskov B, Rosenberg J, Kehlet H. Factors determining convalescence after uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Arch Surg. 2001;136:917-21 pubmed
    Detailed information on duration and limiting factors for convalescence after uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy is lacking...
  14. Bhayani S, Pavlovich C, Hsu T, Sullivan W, Su L. Prospective comparison of short-term convalescence: laparoscopic radical prostatectomy versus open radical retropubic prostatectomy. Urology. 2003;61:612-6 pubmed
    To evaluate and compare prospectively the convalescence of patients after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) and open radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) in a standardized clinical care pathway at a single institution by two ..
  15. Hjort Jakobsen D, Sonne E, Basse L, Bisgaard T, Kehlet H. Convalescence after colonic resection with fast-track versus conventional care. Scand J Surg. 2004;93:24-8 pubmed
    Multi-modal rehabilitation programmes may improve early postoperative body composition, pulmonary function, exercise capacity, and reduce hospital stay. So far, no data are available on convalescence after discharge.
  16. Bisgaard T, Støckel M, Klarskov B, Kehlet H, Rosenberg J. Prospective analysis of convalescence and early pain after uncomplicated laparoscopic fundoplication. Br J Surg. 2004;91:1473-8 pubmed
    The aim of this study was to define factors that limit a short period of convalescence and to characterize the pain experienced after laparoscopic fundoplication.
  17. Schulze S, Lyng K, Bugge K, Perner A, Bendtsen A, Thorup J, et al. Cardiovascular and respiratory changes and convalescence in laparoscopic colonic surgery: comparison between carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum and gasless laparoscopy. Arch Surg. 1999;134:1112-8 pubmed
    ..Gasless laparoscopy produces smaller cardiopulmonary and systemic changes than carbon dioxide (CO2) laparoscopy during colonic surgery...
  18. Li Y, Wang S, Gao H, Wang J, Wei C, Chen L, et al. [Factors of avascular necrosis of femoral head and osteoporosis in SARS patients' convalescence]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2004;84:1348-53 pubmed
    ..To explore the factors affecting the pathogenesis of avascular necrosis of femoral head and osteoporosis of SARS patients during convalescent stage...
  19. Callesen T. Inguinal hernia repair: anaesthesia, pain and convalescence. Dan Med Bull. 2003;50:203-18 pubmed
    ..presents several challenges regarding anaesthesia for the procedure, the postoperative analgesic therapy and convalescence, as well as planning of the procedure...
  20. Ottesen M, Sørensen M, Kehlet H, Ottesen B. Short convalescence after vaginal prolapse surgery. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2003;82:359-66 pubmed
    Retrospectively to describe the recommended convalescence according to patients who had undergone vaginal prolapse surgery in 1996-98, and prospectively to describe the need for and limiting factors for convalescence after vaginal ..
  21. Torzecka J, Wozniak K, Kowalewski C, Waszczykowska E, Sysa Jedrzejowska A, Pas H, et al. Circulating pemphigus autoantibodies in healthy relatives of pemphigus patients: coincidental phenomenon with a risk of disease development?. Arch Dermatol Res. 2007;299:239-43 pubmed
    ..001) or with seropositive healthy relatives (P < 0.001). The relevance of the presence of IgG4 autoantibodies in the healthy relatives' sera requires further studies that focus on their potential pathogenicity...
  22. Pulsipher M, Chitphakdithai P, Logan B, Shaw B, Wingard J, Lazarus H, et al. Acute toxicities of unrelated bone marrow versus peripheral blood stem cell donation: results of a prospective trial from the National Marrow Donor Program. Blood. 2013;121:197-206 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, this study provides extensive detail regarding individualized risk patterns of PBSC versus BM donation toxicity, suggesting donor profiles that can be targeted with interventions to minimize toxicity...
  23. Hall T, Dennison A, Bilku D, Metcalfe M, Garcea G. Enhanced recovery programmes in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery: a systematic review. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012;94:318-26 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this systematic review was to appraise the current evidence for ERP in HPB surgery...
  24. Brown J, Davis M, Jason L, Ferrari J. Stress and coping: the roles of ethnicity and gender in substance abuse recovery. J Prev Interv Community. 2006;31:75-84 pubmed
    ..With respect to ethnicity, African-Americans reported greater gains and losses in resources than European-Americans. Individuals with less time in an OH also reported having experienced more losses in the past 3 months...
  25. Ikeda K, Yamaguchi K, Tanaka T, Mizuno Y, Hijikata A, Ohara O, et al. Unique activation status of peripheral blood mononuclear cells at acute phase of Kawasaki disease. Clin Exp Immunol. 2010;160:246-55 pubmed publisher
  26. Liu X, Huang G, Liang X, Ma X. Endothelial progenitor cells and arterial functions in the late convalescence period of Kawasaki disease. Acta Paediatr. 2009;98:1355-9 pubmed publisher
    The relationship was investigated between endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) level and arterial functions in the convalescence of Kawasaki disease (KD).
  27. Gómez Alvarez F, Jáuregui Renaud K. Psychological symptoms and spatial orientation during the first 3 months after acute unilateral vestibular lesion. Arch Med Res. 2011;42:97-103 pubmed publisher
  28. Roel E, Zetterstrom O, Trell E, Faresjo T. Why are some children with early onset of asthma getting better over the years?--diagnostic failure or salutogenetic factors. Int J Med Sci. 2009;6:348-57 pubmed
  29. Karl A, Seitz M, Staehler M, Becker A, Weninger E, Rittler P, et al. [Fast track approach in radical cystectomy]. Urologe A. 2011;50:1072-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The goal of the prevailing fast track concepts is to reduce the perioperative burden, optimize postoperative convalescence, decrease the postoperative need for analgesics, lower the postoperative morbidity rate, and shorten hospital ..
  30. Magnusson J, Nygren J, Thorell A. Lichtenstein, prolene hernia system, and UltraPro Hernia System for primary inguinal hernia repair: one-year outcome of a prospective randomized controlled trial. Hernia. 2012;16:277-85 pubmed publisher
    ..The optimal technique for open inguinal hernia repair is yet to be determined...
  31. Dunckley M, Ellard D, Quinn T, Barlow J. Recovery after coronary artery bypass grafting: patients' and health professionals' views of the hospital experience. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2007;6:200-7 pubmed
    ..Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is effective in relieving symptoms and reducing mortality but some patients do not report an improved quality of life or experience a good recovery...
  32. Vriends N, Becker E, Meyer A, Williams S, Lutz R, Margraf J. Recovery from social phobia in the community and its predictors: data from a longitudinal epidemiological study. J Anxiety Disord. 2007;21:320-37 pubmed
    ..These results show that rates of recovery from social phobia are relatively high in community and that less stress and internal psychological problems play an important role in recovery from social phobia...
  33. Pearce M, Rivinoja C, Koenig H. Spirituality and health: empirically based reflections on recovery. Recent Dev Alcohol. 2008;18:187-208 pubmed
    ..These potential explanatory mechanisms include the provision of a community, a narrative framework for meaning-making, a means of coping through submission and redemption, and prescribed lifestyle behaviors...
  34. Levy E, Pfalzer L, Danoff J, Springer B, McGarvey C, Shieh C, et al. Predictors of functional shoulder recovery at 1 and 12 months after breast cancer surgery. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012;134:315-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Physical therapy using a prospective surveillance model of care may reduce severity of ROM loss, symptoms and functional upper extremity limitations 1 year after breast cancer surgery...
  35. Cascone P, Petrucci B, Ramieri V, Marianetti T, TitoMatteo M. Security Hi-tech Individual Extra-light Device Mask: a new protection for [soccer] players. J Craniofac Surg. 2008;19:772-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The main challenge in these particular patients is to give them the possibility of a very short convalescence period and to make possible their agonistic activity as soon as possible...
  36. Gadish T, Soferman R, Merimovitch T, Fireman E, Sivan Y. Exhaled nitric oxide in acute respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010;164:727-31 pubmed publisher
    To investigate fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) levels in infants during acute respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis and during convalescence.
  37. Chen C, Huang I, Liu M, Jian J, Cheng S. Is it appropriate to apply the enhanced recovery program to patients undergoing laparoscopic rectal surgery?. Surg Endosc. 2011;25:1477-83 pubmed publisher
  38. Popivanova N, Murdjeva M, Baltadzhiev I, Haydushka I. Dynamics in serum cytokine responses during acute and convalescent stages of Mediterranean spotted fever. Folia Med (Plovdiv). 2011;53:36-43 pubmed
    ..The role of cytokines in MSF is still in the focus of research due to their complex participation in the immune pathogenesis of the disease...
  39. Hernández B, Hidalgo M. Effect of urban vegetation on psychological restorativeness. Psychol Rep. 2005;96:1025-8 pubmed
    ..The results support the hypothesis, i.e., urban environments with natural elements yield higher restorativeness than urban environments lacking these...
  40. Zhang J, Tao L, Hu Z. [Expression of serum hepatocyte growth factor in patients with acute renal failure]. Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2004;29:65-6 pubmed
    ..To investigate the changes of serum hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in patients with acute renal failure (ARF) and to evaluate the clinical value...
  41. Wu X, Hsuchou H, Kastin A, Mishra P, Pan W. Upregulation of astrocytic leptin receptor in mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. J Mol Neurosci. 2013;49:446-56 pubmed publisher
    ..A cell type-specific action of leptin may underlie its differential effects...
  42. Solomon D, Fiedorowicz J, Leon A, Coryell W, Endicott J, Li C, et al. Recovery from multiple episodes of bipolar I depression. J Clin Psychiatry. 2013;74:e205-11 pubmed publisher
    ..To describe the duration of bipolar I major and minor depressive episodes and factors associated with time to recovery...
  43. Edwards T, Semple M, De Weggheleire A, Claeys Y, De Crop M, Menten J, et al. Design and analysis considerations in the Ebola_Tx trial evaluating convalescent plasma in the treatment of Ebola virus disease in Guinea during the 2014-2015 outbreak. Clin Trials. 2016;13:13-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Ongoing studies seek to quantify the level of neutralizing antibodies in different plasma donations to determine whether this influences the response and survival of treated patients. ..
  44. Sonnentag S, Binnewies C, Mojza E. "Did you have a nice evening?" A day-level study on recovery experiences, sleep, and affect. J Appl Psychol. 2008;93:674-84 pubmed publisher
    ..This study adds to research on job-stress recovery and affect regulation by showing which specific experiences from the nonwork domain may improve affect before the start of the next working day...
  45. Davidson L, Schmutte T, Dinzeo T, Andres Hyman R. Remission and recovery in schizophrenia: practitioner and patient perspectives. Schizophr Bull. 2008;34:5-8 pubmed
  46. Liu Y, Tian Q, Hu H, Xie L, Fan B, Xu H, et al. Misdiagnostic analysis of clinically diagnosed severe acute respiratory syndrome after following up 197 convalescent patients. Chin Med J (Engl). 2005;118:1487-9 pubmed
  47. Mayer D. Introduction. A prescription for living. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2008;24:143-4 pubmed publisher
  48. Johnston C, Farra L. Donating a kidney to give a colleague a chance of life. Interview by Anne Manchester. Nurs N Z. 2008;14:16-7 pubmed
  49. Lander R. The mechanisms of cure in psychoanalysis. Psychoanal Q. 2007;76 Suppl:1499-512 pubmed
    ..Lacan's theories of jouissance, the sexual phantom, identification with the analytic function, and post-analytic effects are also discussed...
  50. Hollenbeck B, Daignault S, Johnston W, Roberts W, Wolf J. Measuring convalescence after laparoscopic surgery. Urology. 2007;69:1025-9 pubmed
    ..To better understand the relationships between case-mix, processes of care, and recovery after laparoscopic surgery...
  51. Tsai M, Huang Y, Yen M, Li C, Chiu C, Lin P, et al. Clinical responses of patients with Kawasaki disease to different brands of intravenous immunoglobulin. J Pediatr. 2006;148:38-43 pubmed
    ..To determine whether different brands of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) administered to children with Kawasaki disease (KD) result in different outcomes...
  52. Karlsson A, Wendel K, Polits S, Gislason H, Hedenbro J. Preoperative Nutrition and Postoperative Discomfort in an ERAS Setting: A Randomized Study in Gastric Bypass Surgery. Obes Surg. 2016;26:743-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Inside our ERAS protocol, additional preoperative carbohydrate- or protein-enriched fluid treatment did not further reduce immediate patient discomfort in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. ..
  53. Little M, Sandler I, Wolchik S, Tein J, Ayers T. Comparing cognitive, relational and stress mechanisms underlying gender differences in recovery from bereavement-related internalizing problems. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2009;38:486-500 pubmed publisher
    ..Girls' higher initial fear of abandonment also mediated additional growth in anxiety relative to boys...