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Summary: The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Publications284 found, 100 shown here
- Fast track vaginal surgeryMarianne Ottesen
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 81:138-46. 2002Our aim was to describe the need for postoperative hospitalization after vaginal surgery for utero-vaginal prolapse with well-defined charts for postoperative care.
- Early goal-directed therapy after major surgery reduces complications and duration of hospital stay. A randomised, controlled trial [ISRCTN38797445]Rupert Pearse
Adult Intensive Care Unit, St George s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT, UK
Crit Care 9:R687-93. 2005..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of post-operative GDT on the incidence of complications and duration of hospital stay in patients undergoing general surgery...
- Fast-track surgery improves postoperative recovery in patients with gastric cancer: a randomized comparison with conventional postoperative careDongsheng Wang
Department of General Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University Medical College, Jiangsu Road 16, Qingdao 266003, People s Republic of China
J Gastrointest Surg 14:620-7. 2010..Fast-track surgery is a new, promising comprehensive program for surgical patients and is beneficial to recovery. Prospective randomized, controlled clinical trials involving fast-track surgery for gastric cancer are lacking...
- Reducing delirium after hip fracture: a randomized trialE R Marcantonio
Division of General Medicine and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 49:516-22. 2001..Our trial provides strong preliminary evidence that proactive geriatrics consultation may play an important role in the acute hospital management of hip-fracture patients...
- Postoperative care for Samter's triad patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery: a double-blinded, randomized controlled trialBrian W Rotenberg
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Laryngoscope 121:2702-5. 2011..The purpose of this study was to compare three different standardized medication regimens prescribed to these patients after ESS...
- Effect of salt and water balance on recovery of gastrointestinal function after elective colonic resection: a randomised controlled trialDileep N Lobo
Section of Surgery, University Hospital, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
Lancet 359:1812-8. 2002..We aimed to determine the effect of salt and water balance on recovery of gastrointestinal function after elective colonic resection in human beings...
- Intensified postoperative care versus conventional follow-up: a retrospective long-term analysis of 177 trabeculectomiesDirk Marquardt
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospitals, Josef Schneider Strasse 11, 97080, Wurzburg, Germany
Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 242:106-13. 2004To evaluate the long-term outcome of trabeculectomy under the conditions of intensified postoperative care (IPC) compared with conventional follow-up.
- The effect of biventricular pacing on cardiac function after weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with reduced left ventricular function: a pressure-volume loop analysisThorsten Hanke
Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery, University of Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:148-56. 2009..We hypothesized that temporary postoperative atrial synchronous biventricular pacing would improve left ventricular function after cardiopulmonary bypass...
- Cardiopulmonary exercise testing as a screening test for perioperative management of major surgery in the elderlyP Older
Western Hospital, Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Chest 116:355-62. 1999..To develop an integrated strategy for the identification and subsequent management of high-risk patients in order to reduce both morbidity and mortality...
- A prospective comparison of clamping the drain or post-operative salvage of blood in reducing blood loss after total knee arthroplastyN Tsumara
Hyogo Rehabilitation Center, 1070 Akebono cho Nishi ku, Kobe 651 2181, Japan
J Bone Joint Surg Br 88:49-53. 2006..Drain clamping with intra-articular injection of saline with adrenaline is more effective than post-operative autologous blood transfusion in reducing blood loss during total knee arthroplasty...
- The role of temporary biventricular pacing in the cardiac surgical patient with severely reduced left ventricular systolic functionRudolph F Evonich
William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:915-21. 2008..The objective was to evaluate the effects of atrial synchronous biventricular pacing in postoperative patients with severe cardiomyopathy...
- Time line for noncopers to pass return-to-sports criteria after anterior cruciate ligament reconstructionErin H Hartigan
Physical Therapy Department, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 40:141-54. 2010..Randomized clinical trial...
- Case-controlled study of critical care or surgical ward care after elective open colorectal surgeryM Swart
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Torbay Hospital, Torquay TQ2 7AA, UK
Br J Surg 99:295-9. 2012..Evidence for the benefit of critical care after surgery is limited. This study assessed the value of immediate admission to the critical care unit (CCU) after open colorectal surgery...
- Prevention of relapses of nasal polyposis with intranasal triamcinolone acetonide after polyp surgery: a prospective double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised study with a 9-month follow-upS I Vento
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Helsinki University, Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Clin Otolaryngol 37:117-23. 2012..To determine whether intranasal triamcinolone acetonide prevents the regrowth of nasal polyps after polyp surgery...
- Monitoring of respiratory rate in postoperative care using a new photoplethysmographic techniqueL Nilsson
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
J Clin Monit Comput 16:309-15. 2000..We undertook this study to evaluate PPG for monitoring patients' respiratory rate in the postoperative care unit, using a new prototype device...
- Functional endoscopic sinus surgery: 5 year follow up and results of a prospective, randomised, stratified, double-blind, placebo controlled study of postoperative fluticasone propionate aqueous nasal sprayJulian M Rowe-Jones
Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Facial Plastic Surgery Department, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, United Kingdom
Rhinology 43:2-10. 2005..Significantly more prednisolone rescue medication courses were prescribed in the placebo group. Of the 12 patients who failed the study, 10 were in the placebo group. This difference nearly achieved significance...
- The immunomodulating enteral nutrition in malnourished surgical patients - a prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical trialStanislaw Klek
1st Department of Surgery, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Clin Nutr 30:282-8. 2011..The aim of the study was to assess the impact of enteral immunonutrition in postoperative period...
- Influence of preoperative administration of omega-3 fatty acid-enriched supplement on inflammatory and immune responses in patients undergoing major surgery for cancerKazuo Nakamura
Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan
Nutrition 21:639-49. 2005..We investigated the influence of preoperative administration of a supplement rich in arginine, omega-3 fatty acids, and RNA, Impact (Japan), on inflammatory and immune responses in patients undergoing major surgery for cancer...
- Reduced morphine consumption and pain intensity with local infiltration analgesia (LIA) following total knee arthroplastyPer Essving
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden
Acta Orthop 81:354-60. 2010..Postoperative pain is often severe after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We investigated the efficacy of the local infiltration analgesia (LIA) technique, both intraoperatively and postoperatively...
- Comparison between 4-hour clamping drainage and nonclamping drainage after total knee arthroplastyPo Chuan Shen
Department of Orthopedics, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
J Arthroplasty 20:909-13. 2005..These results suggested that clamping the drainage in the first 4 postoperative hours reduces postoperative blood loss without causing excess morbidity after total knee arthroplasty...
- Early maximal strength training is an efficient treatment for patients operated with total hip arthroplastyVigdis S Husby
Faculty of Health Education and Social Work, Sør Trøndelag University College, Trondheim
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1658-67. 2009..Husby VS, Helgerud J, Bjørgen S, Husby OS, Benum P, Hoff J. Early maximal strength training is an efficient treatment for patients operated with total hip arthroplasty...
- Prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy after cardiac surgery: systematic reviewPatrick Pasquina
Division of Surgical Intensive Care, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pharmacology and Surgical Intensive Care, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
BMJ 327:1379. 2003..To assess whether respiratory physiotherapy prevents pulmonary complications after cardiac surgery...
- Randomized clinical trial of no wound drains and early discharge in the treatment of women with breast cancerA D Purushotham
Department of Surgery, Western Infirmary, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Br J Surg 89:286-92. 2002..The aim of this study was to perform a prospective randomized clinical trial to evaluate a new surgical technique of suturing flaps without wound drainage, combined with early discharge, in women undergoing surgery for breast cancer...
- Post-operative levamisole may compromise early healing of experimental intestinal anastomosesJ W de Waard
Department of Surgery, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Br J Cancer 72:456-60. 1995..Thus, limited use of levamisole, alone or in combination with intraperitoneal 5-FU, may compromise intestinal healing...
- Randomized clinical trial of the effects of immediate enteral nutrition on metabolic responses to major colorectal surgery in an enhanced recovery protocolM Soop
Centre for Surgical Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden
Br J Surg 91:1138-45. 2004..The effects of immediate postoperative enteral nutrition on postoperative nitrogen balance and insulin resistance were studied in patients subjected to an enhanced-recovery protocol...
- Temporary biventricular pacing postcardiopulmonary bypass in patients with reduced ejection fractionJochen D Muehlschlegel
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Card Surg 23:324-30. 2008..This study analyzed the response of BiV versus single ventricle lead pacing on hemodynamics and left ventricular (LV) function immediately following CPB...
- Perioperative immunonutrition in patients undergoing cancer surgery: results of a randomized double-blind phase 3 trialM Braga
Department of Surgery, Scientific Institute San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
Arch Surg 134:428-33. 1999..Perioperative administration of a supplemented enteral formula may reduce the rate of postoperative infections...
- Prospective study of high dependency care requirements and provisionM Turner
Department of Surgery, Medical School, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
J R Coll Surg Edinb 44:19-23. 1999..To compare the level of post-operative care requested for surgical patients with that provided in a Scottish teaching hospital...
- Early enteral nutrition in acutely ill patients: a systematic reviewP E Marik
Critical Care Medicine, The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Crit Care Med 29:2264-70. 2001..The results of this meta-analysis must, however, be interpreted with some caution because of the significant heterogeneity between studies...
- Early oral feeding after colorectal resection: a randomized controlled studyCarlo V Feo
Section of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
ANZ J Surg 74:298-301. 2004..The present study is a randomised controlled trial on the effect of early oral feeding without NG decompression following elective colorectal resection for cancer...
- Single-incision, umbilical laparoscopic versus conventional laparoscopic nephrectomy: a comparison of perioperative outcomes and short-term measures of convalescenceJay D Raman
Department of Urology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 9110, USA
Eur Urol 55:1198-204. 2009..Recent reports have suggested that single-port or single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is technically feasible...
- The impact of immunostimulating nutrition on infectious complications after upper gastrointestinal surgery: a prospective, randomized, clinical trialStanislaw Klek
Department of Surgery, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Ann Surg 248:212-20. 2008..The aim of the study was to assess the clinical effect of immunostimulatory enteral and parenteral nutrition in patients undergoing resection for gastrointestinal cancer in the group of well-nourished patients...
- A randomized controlled trial of preoperative oral supplementation with a specialized diet in patients with gastrointestinal cancerLuca Gianotti
Department of Surgery, San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
Gastroenterology 122:1763-70. 2002....
- Nutritional approach in malnourished surgical patients: a prospective randomized studyMarco Braga
Department of Surgery, San Raffale University, Milan, Italy
Arch Surg 137:174-80. 2002..Perioperative administration of a supplemented enteral formula may decrease postoperative morbidity...
- Prediction of fluid responsiveness in patients during cardiac surgeryS Rex
Department of Anaesthesiology, Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany
Br J Anaesth 93:782-8. 2004..Left ventricular stroke volume variation (SVV) has been shown to be a predictor of fluid responsiveness in various subsets of patients. However, the accuracy and reliability of SVV are unproven in patients ventilated with low tidal volumes...
- A fast-track program reduces complications and length of hospital stay after open colonic surgerySven Muller
Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
Gastroenterology 136:842-7. 2009..We investigated the impact of a fast-track protocol on postoperative morbidity in patients after open colonic surgery...
- Gastrointestinal tract recovery in patients undergoing bowel resection: results of a randomized trial of alvimopan and placebo with a standardized accelerated postoperative care pathwayKirk Ludwig
Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Arch Surg 143:1098-105. 2008..of alvimopan, 12 mg, administered orally 30 to 90 minutes preoperatively and twice daily postoperatively in conjunction with a standardized accelerated postoperative care pathway for managing postoperative ileus after bowel resection.
- Randomized clinical trial assessing the effect of Doppler-optimized fluid management on outcome after elective colorectal resectionS E Noblett
Department of Surgery, Freeman Hospital, and Department of Surgical and Reproductive Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Br J Surg 93:1069-76. 2006..Protocolized fluid administration using oesophageal Doppler monitoring may improve the postoperative outcome in patients undergoing surgery...
- Hydrotherapy after total hip arthroplasty: a follow-up studyS Giaquinto
IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, via della Pisana 235, I 00163 Rome, Italy
Arch Gerontol Geriatr 50:92-5. 2010..The benefits at discharge still remained after 6 months. We conclude that HT is recommended after THA in a geriatric population...
- Management of chest tubes after pulmonary resection: a systematic review and meta-analysisShaun M Coughlin
The Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont
Can J Surg 55:264-70. 2012....
- Patients' satisfaction with provided care/information and expectations on clinical outcome after lumbar disc herniation surgeryKatarina Rönnberg
Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:256-61. 2007..A prospective study of patients undergoing lumbar disc herniation surgery...
- Visual function and postoperative care after cataract surgery in rural China: study of cataract outcomes and up-take of services (SCOUTS) in the caring is hip project, report 2Nathan G Congdon
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Eye Hospital 3 F, 147K Argyle St, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Arch Ophthalmol 125:1546-52. 2007..To study the postoperative visual function and uptake of refraction and second-eye surgery among persons undergoing cataract surgery in rural China...
- The evolution of analgesia in an 'accelerated' recovery programme for resectional laparoscopic colorectal surgery with anastomosisN Zafar
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
Colorectal Dis 12:119-24. 2010..The study set out to analyse the outcomes of an evolving accelerated recovery programme after laparoscopic colorectal resection (LCR)...
- An observational study of the frequency, severity, and etiology of failures in postoperative care after major elective general surgeryNicholas R A Symons
Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
Ann Surg 257:1-5. 2013To investigate the nature of process failures in postoperative care, to assess their frequency and preventability, and to explore their relationship to adverse events.
- Standard and immunomodulating enteral nutrition in patients after extended gastrointestinal surgery--a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trialStanislaw Klek
1st Department of Surgery, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Clin Nutr 27:504-12. 2008..The immunomodulating enteral diets are intended to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications in surgical patients. The aim of the study was to assess the clinical effect of such nutrition...
- Optimized post-operative surveillance of permanent pacemakers by home monitoring: the OEDIPE trialFranck Halimi
Centre Médico Chirurgical, Chesnay, France
Europace 10:1392-9. 2008..The OEDIPE trial examined the safety and efficacy of an abbreviated hospitalization after implantation or replacement of dual-chamber pacemakers (PM) using a telecardiology-based ambulatory surveillance programme...
- Early oral feeding versus traditional postoperative care after abdominal emergency surgery: a randomized controlled trialRoberto F Klappenbach
General Surgical Division, Department of Surgery, Cosme Argerich Hospital, Pi y Margall 750, C1155AHD, Buenos Aires, Argentina
World J Surg 37:2293-9. 2013..The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to assess the safety and benefits of EOF compared to traditional postoperative care (TPC) after abdominal emergency surgery.
- Suction or non-suction to the underwater seal drains following pulmonary operation: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trialsBo Deng
Thoracic Surgery Department, Institute of Surgery Research, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400042, PR China
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 38:210-5. 2010....
- Is routine postoperative enteral feeding after oesophagectomy worthwhile?George A C Wheble
Department of Surgery, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:709-12. 2012..In summary, all the trials concluded that routine postoperative enteral nutrition was feasible, but there was no evidence suggesting that it conferred any clinical benefits...
- Pediatric cardiac postoperative careJose Otavio Costa Auler
Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Heart Institute, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo
Rev Hosp Clin Fac Med Sao Paulo 57:115-23. 2002..excellent surgical results obtained in our institution may be in part due to modern anesthetic care and to postoperative care based on well-structured protocols...
- Evaluation of the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery definition of delayed gastric emptying after pancreatoduodenectomy in a high-volume centreT Welsch
Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Br J Surg 97:1043-50. 2010..Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is a common complication after pancreatoduodenectomy. The International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS) definition of DGE has not been evaluated and validated in a high-volume centre...
- Multimodal strategies to improve surgical outcomeHenrik Kehlet
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Hvidovre University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark
Am J Surg 183:630-41. 2002..To evaluate the effect of modifying perioperative care in noncardiac surgical patients on morbidity, mortality, and other outcome measures...
- Early postoperative care following endoscopic sinus surgery: an evidence-based review with recommendationsLuke Rudmik
Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 1:417-30. 2011Early postoperative care following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) has been suggested to minimize avoidable complications and optimize long-term outcomes...
- [Drainage versus non-drainage in total knee arthroplasty]Ji Zhang
Department of Adult Joint Reconstructive Surgery, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing 100035, China
Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi 49:1119-22. 2011..To compare the clinical outcome of total knee arthroplasty with or without wound drainage...
- Stromal rejection following deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty: implications for postoperative careEvan A Olson
Department of Ophthalmology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
Cornea 31:969-73. 2012..To better characterize stromal rejection in the context of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) to improve early diagnosis and proper management...
- Quality of postoperative care after major orthopedic surgery is correlated with both long-term cardiovascular outcome and troponin Ic elevationSylvain Ausset
Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Percy Military Hospital, Clamart, France
Anesthesiology 113:529-40. 2010....
- Consensus definitions to promote an evidence-based approach to management of the pleural space. A collaborative proposal by ESTS, AATS, STS, and GTSCAlessandro Brunelli
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Via Conca 71, Ancona 60127, Italy
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:291-7. 2011..A standardized set of definitions and nomenclature were proposed to set a scientifically based framework with which to evaluate existing studies and to more clearly formulate questions, parameters, and outcomes for future studies...
- Effect of early postoperative enteral immunonutrition on wound healing in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancerNúria Farreras
Department of Surgery, Hospital de la Creu Roja, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Avenida Josep Molins 29 41, Barcelona, Spain
Clin Nutr 24:55-65. 2005..The main objective of this study was to assess the effect of early postoperative enteral immunonutrition on the wound healing process in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer...
- Mortality and postoperative care after emergency laparotomyAdrian Clarke
University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, UK
Eur J Anaesthesiol 28:16-9. 2011Emergency laparotomy is a common high-risk surgical procedure, but with few outcome data and few data on postoperative care. We aimed to observe mortality within a mixed general surgical population and to explore the potential impact of ..
- Enhancing patient recovery following lower limb arthroplasty with a modern wound dressing: a prospective, comparative auditG P Hopper
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling, Scotland
J Wound Care 21:200-3. 2012..To assess current wound care practice, implement a potentially improved regimen and re-evaluate practice...
- Early functional outcome after subvastus or parapatellar approach in knee arthroplasty is comparableWouter L W van Hemert
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Atrium Medical Centre, PO Box 4446, 6401 CX, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 19:943-51. 2011..The parapatellar approach is most often used, whereas the subvastus approach is a suitable alternative. Presently, it is unknown, according to true objective measurements, which of the two is most advantageous...
- Long-term outcome and quality of life of patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgeryFederico Pappalardo
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Intensive Care, San Raffaele Hospital, Vita Salute University, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milano, Italy
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:548-52. 2004....
- Presurgical evaluation and postoperative care for the bariatric patientNabil Tariq
Flexible Endoscopy and Advanced Laparoscopy, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 21:229-40. 2011..Immediate postoperative care is also addressed...
- A clinical and economic evaluation of fast-track recovery after cardiac surgeryKareem Salhiyyah
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Heart Surg Forum 14:E330-4. 2011..This process refers to all interventions that aim to shorten a patient's stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) through accelerating the patient's transfer to a step-down or telemetry unit and to the general ward...
- Current surgical practices in cleft care: cleft palate repair techniques and postoperative careEvan B Katzel
University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 124:899-906. 2009..This study investigates current surgical techniques, postoperative care, and complication rates for cleft palate repair surgery.
- Effectiveness of the maze procedure using cooled-tip radiofrequency ablation in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and rheumatic mitral valve diseaseCarlos A C Abreu Filho
The Heart Institute InCor, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Circulation 112:I20-5. 2005..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the SICTRA for the treatment of permanent AF in patients with rheumatic mitral valve (MV) disease...
- Delayed release of drain in total knee replacement reduces blood loss. A prospective randomised studyNiloy Roy
Royal Oldham Hospital, Oldham, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Acta Orthop Belg 72:34-8. 2006..The results show that delaying release of the drains by one hour reduces postoperative blood loss and transfusion requirement following total knee arthroplasty...
- Superior weight loss and lower HbA1c 3 years after duodenal switch compared with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass--a randomized controlled trialJakob Hedberg
Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:338-43. 2012..Our objective was to compare BPD/DS and RYGB in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity in patients with a body mass index (BMI) >48 kg/m(2). The setting was a university hospital in Sweden...
- [Postoperative care after glaucoma filtration surgery]T Klink
Universitäts Augenklinik Würzburg, Julius Maximilians Universitat Wurzburg, Josef Schneider Strasse 11, 97080 Wurzburg
Ophthalmologe 103:815-23; quiz 824-5. 2006Scarring of the filtering bleb is the main complication after glaucoma filtration surgery. Postoperative care most importantly determines success or failure of the operation...
- Quality improvement of microsurgery through telecommunication--the postoperative care after microvascular transfer of intestineHung Chi Chen
Plastic Surgery, China Medical Hospital, China Medical University, Taiwan
Microsurgery 32:96-102. 2012The purpose of this report is to describe the use of telecommunication to improve the quality of postoperative care following microsurgery, especially following microvascular transfer of intestinal transfer for which shortening of ..
- Prolonged mechanical ventilation after cardiac surgery: outcome and predictorsJean Louis Trouillet
Service de Reanimation Medicale, Institut de Cardiologie, Hopital Pitie Salpetriere, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris, Universite Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 138:948-53. 2009..Our objective was to identify patients still requiring mechanical ventilation 3 days after the operation and those successfully weaned by day 10 to avoid needless and potentially hazardous interventions, such as tracheostomy...
- A prospective, randomized, double-blind trial of 3 regimens for sedation and analgesia after cardiac surgeryWilliam C Oliver
Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, USA
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 25:110-9. 2011..The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac risk as a consideration for selecting postoperative sedation and analgesia regimens used for cardiac surgical patients requiring cardiopulmonary bypass and early extubation...
- Utilization of parenteral nutrition following pancreaticoduodenectomy: is routine jejunostomy tube placement warranted?Irina Yermilov
Department of Surgery, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA
Dig Dis Sci 54:1582-8. 2009..This study analyzes the utilization of parenteral nutrition (TPN) during the surgical admission as evidence for or against routine jejunostomy placement...
- Preoperative respiratory muscle dysfunction is a predictor of prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation in cardiorespiratory complications after heart valve surgeryAlfredo José Rodrigues
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:662-6. 2011....
- Reporting and classification of patient safety events in a cardiothoracic intensive care unit and cardiothoracic postoperative care unitPatricia A Nast
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 130:1137. 2005..The objective was to evaluate a new mechanism for reporting and classifying patient safety events to increase reporting and identify patient safety priorities...
- Hyperventilation versus standard ventilation for infants in postoperative care for congenital heart defects with pulmonary hypertensionTakako Umenai
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
J Anesth 23:80-6. 2009..Hyperventilation with a large tidal volume and/or higher airway pressure, however, may be detrimental to the lung. This randomized study compared the effects of hyperventilation versus standard ventilation...
- Relative value of pressures and volumes in assessing fluid responsiveness after valvular and coronary artery surgeryRose Marieke B G E Breukers
Department of Intensive Care, Institute for Cardiovascular Research, VU University Medical Center, De Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:62-8. 2009..The aim of the study was to compare VS and CAS in the value of cardiac filling pressures and volumes herein...
- Incidence and indications for reintubation during postoperative care following orthotopic liver transplantationM Glanemann
Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Charite, Campus Virchow Klinikum, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
J Clin Anesth 13:377-82. 2001To analyze the incidence and indications for reintubation during postoperative care following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT).
- The use of self-expanding silicone stents in esophageal cancer care: optimal pre-, peri-, and postoperative careRobert Martin
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Surg Endosc 23:615-21. 2009....
- Factors predicting survival after intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy with mitomycin C after cytoreductive surgery for patients with peritoneal carcinomatosisPerry Shen
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Department of General Surgery, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
Arch Surg 138:26-33. 2003..Certain clinicopathologic factors predict improved survival after cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis...
- Clinical outcomes and cost analysis of a "fast track" postoperative care pathway for ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: a case control studyYehuda Kariv
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
Dis Colon Rectum 50:137-46. 2007..Fast track rehabilitation programs reduce stay, but there are concerns that readmission and complication rates may be increased. This study evaluated a fast track pathway after ileoanal pouch surgery...
- The efficacy of a nurse-led preoperative cataract assessment and postoperative care clinicBradley J Kirkwood
Department of Ophthalmology, NHMRC Centre for Clinical Eye Research, Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University, Adelaide, SA
Med J Aust 184:278-81. 2006To describe the implementation of a nurse-led preoperative cataract assessment and postoperative care clinic and to assess the safety, efficacy and outcomes.
- Is the routine drainage after surgery for thyroid necessary? A prospective randomized clinical study [ISRCTN63623153]Jotinder Khanna
Department of Surgery, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, Delhi, India
BMC Surg 5:11. 2005..This is done to reduce complications and hospital stay. Objective evaluation of the amount collected in the thyroid bed by ultrasonography (USG) can help in assessing the role of drains...
- The use of drains following thyroid and parathyroid surgery: a meta-analysisDavid D Pothier
Department of Otolaryngology, Gloucester Royal Hospital, UK
J Laryngol Otol 119:669-71. 2005..The result of the meta-analysis showed that there is no difference in complication rates between patients in whom drains have been used routinely and those in whom they have not...
- Effect of fluid loading with saline or colloids on pulmonary permeability, oedema and lung injury score after cardiac and major vascular surgeryJ Verheij
Department of Intensive Care, Institute for Cardiovascular Research, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Br J Anaesth 96:21-30. 2006..The optimal type of fluid for treating hypovolaemia without evoking pulmonary oedema is still unclear, particularly in the presence of pulmonary vascular injury, as may occur after cardiac and major vascular surgery...
- Criteria for patient selection and multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment of the weight loss surgery patientEdward Saltzman
Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Obes Res 13:234-43. 2005....
- Arthroscopic biceps tenodesis using a bioabsorbable interference screwIan K Y Lo
San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Arthroscopy 20:85-95. 2004....
- The effect of high-dose topical corticosteroid therapy on prevention of recurrent nasal polyps after revision endoscopic sinus surgeryIl Gyu Kang
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Gachon, University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea
Am J Rhinol 22:497-501. 2008..However, it has not always shown satisfactory results in clinical practice. We compared the effects of topical spray and high-dose topical steroid gauze packing on the prevention of recurrent nasal polyps after ESS...
- Oral trofosfamide and etoposide in pediatric patients with glioblastoma multiformeJ E Wolff
University of Calgary, c o Alberta Children s Hospital, Alberta, Canada
Cancer 89:2131-7. 2000..The Pediatric Oncology Society of the Germanic language group (GPOH) enrolls patients in a series of pilot trials, the first of which is reported here (HIT-GBM-A)...
- Suction versus water seal after thoracoscopy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: prospective randomized studyAdel K Ayed
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University and Chest Diseases Hospital, Safat, Kuwait
Ann Thorac Surg 75:1593-6. 2003..The objectives of the study were to review our experience of video-assisted thoracoscopic apical pleurectomy and to evaluate whether suction or water seal is superior in the postoperative treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
- Length of stay. How short should hospital care be?A Clarke
Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Eur J Public Health 11:166-70. 2001..Reducing length of hospital stay (LOS) is a policy aim for many health care systems and is thought to indicate efficiency...
- Surgical treatment of permanent atrial fibrillation using microwave energy ablation: a prospective randomized clinical trialA Schuetz
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center Augustinum, Ludwig Maximillians University, Wolkerweg 16, D 81375 Munich, Germany
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:475-80; discussion 480. 2003..However, no data from prospective randomized trials using microwave energy are available...
- Implementation of an ultra-short-stay program after breast cancer surgery in four hospitals: perceived barriers and facilitatorsMascha de Kok
Department of Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
World J Surg 32:2541-8. 2008..Such an intervention is an essential step when designing a strategy for implementation of a care program that is different from established daily routines...
- Effect of perioperative nutrition, with and without arginine supplementation, on nutritional status, immune function, postoperative morbidity, and survival in severely malnourished head and neck cancer patientsM A van Bokhorst-De Van Der Schueren
Department of Dietetics, the Nutrition Support Team, University Hospital Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Am J Clin Nutr 73:323-32. 2001..Malnourished head and neck cancer patients are at increased risk of postoperative complications...
- Dornase alfa as postoperative therapy in cystic fibrosis sinonasal diseaseMariano Cimmino
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 131:1097-101. 2005..To determine the benefit of nasally inhaled dornase alfa in patients with cystic fibrosis and nasal symptoms...
- Effect of c-reactive protein and interleukins blood levels in postsurgery arginine-enhanced enteral nutrition in head and neck cancer patientsD A de Luis
Institute of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Medicine School and Hospital Rio Hortega, Valladolid, Spain
Eur J Clin Nutr 57:96-9. 2003..The aim of our study was to evaluate the effect of enteral nutrition supplemented with arginine on c-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumour necrosis factor (TNFalpha) in surgical head and neck cancer patients...
- Randomized clinical trial with an enteral arginine-enhanced formula in early postsurgical head and neck cancer patientsD A de Luis
Institute of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Medicine School and Unit of Investigation, Hospital Rio Hortega, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Eur J Clin Nutr 58:1505-8. 2004..The aim of our study was to investigate whether postoperative nutrition of head and neck cancer patients using an arginine-enhanced formula could improve nutritional variables as well as clinical outcomes...
- Clinical and biochemical outcomes after a randomized trial with a high dose of enteral arginine formula in postsurgical head and neck cancer patientsD A de Luis
Medicine School and Unit of Investigation, Institute of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Hospital Rio Hortega, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Eur J Clin Nutr 61:200-4. 2007....
- Mortality and utilisation of critical care resources amongst high-risk surgical patients in a large NHS trustS Jhanji
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
Anaesthesia 63:695-700. 2008..7%) and amongst those admitted to critical care following initial postoperative care on a standard ward (29.9%)...
- Introduction of a breast cancer care programme including ultra short hospital stay in 4 early adopter centres: framework for an implementation studyMascha de Kok
Department of Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
BMC Cancer 7:117. 2007..The ultra short stay programme and the applied implementation strategy will be evaluated from the economic perspective...
- Postsurgery enteral nutrition in head and neck cancer patientsD A de Luis
Institute of Endocrinology and Nutrition, Medicine School and Hospital Rio Hortega, Spain
Eur J Clin Nutr 56:1126-9. 2002..The aim of our study was to investigate whether postoperative nutrition of head and neck cancer patients, using an arginine-enriched diet, could improve nutritional variables as well as clinical outcomes...
- HYPOTHERMIA DURING INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSM SURGERYMichael Todd; Fiscal Year: 2003..All other aspects of pre- and postoperative care will be managed routinely...
- Preemptive Analgesia in Recovery from HysterectomyEDWARD OCHROCH; Fiscal Year: 2005..It inhibits the patient s ability to participate in postoperative care regimens, and clearly increases the risk of postoperative respiratory complications...
- Protective Role of Carbon Monoxide in Hepatic I/R InjuryNoriko Murase; Fiscal Year: 2010Advancements in immunosuppressive drugs, surgical techniques, and postoperative care have significantly improved outcomes of liver transplantation;however, cold preservation-associated ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury remains a major ..
- CORE GRANT FOR VISION RESEARCHJames D Zieske; Fiscal Year: 2013..The Animal Resource Module provides expertise and assistance in animal surgical techniques and postoperative care, administration of anesthesia, drugs, and medications...
- UPGRADING THE HVAC SYSTEMSDavid Myers; Fiscal Year: 1993..the living conditions for the animals through improved caging and watering, (3) to improve our surgical and postoperative care through sophisticated modern equipment, (4) to increase our operational efficiency and the efficiency and ..
- Organization of Care and Outcomes in Cardiac SurgeryElizabeth Martinez; Fiscal Year: 2009..The candidate hypothesizes that differences in the processes of postoperative care contribute to differences in mortality in low-volume and high-volume hospitals; 4) To identify variations in ..
- STRENGTH TRAINING FOLLOWING GASTRIC BYPASS FOR OBESITYAllan Geliebter; Fiscal Year: 2004..The findings should improve understanding of surgical weight loss in morbidly obese patients and have clinical applications in the postoperative care of such patients.
- NURSING ASSESSMENT OF CHILD PAIN & MOTHER/CHILD STRESSSUSAN JAY; Fiscal Year: 1993..One group of children (N=40) will receive postoperative care in the pediatric intensive care unit...
- Nursing's Impact on QOL Outcomes in Ovarian CancerRuth McCorkle; Fiscal Year: 2005..Data analysis will include: mean difference analyses, individual difference analyses, and outcome analyses. The primary analysis will be a multivariate analysis of covariance with repeated measures. ..
- Postoperative dietary counseling after bariatric surgeryDAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2005..Results of this study could have a significant impact on the postoperative care of these individuals.
- Composite Tissue TransplantationThomas Tung; Fiscal Year: 2006..The broad objective of this proposal is to improve the quality of reconstructive options and the quality of life for patients with devastating deformities. ..
- American Psychosocial Oncology Society 4th Annual ConferenceRuth McCorkle; Fiscal Year: 2007..Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in a supplement to the journal Psycho-Oncology, and presentations will be posted on the APOS website. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Excellence in Clinical Research in Children's SurgeryR Moss; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Behavioral Intervention for Weight Loss Failure After Bariatric SurgeryMelissa Kalarchian; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Basic Science of Tendon To Bone HealingAsheesh Bedi; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Cell Recruitment Induced by ECM Scaffold DegradationStephen F Badylak; Fiscal Year: 2010..The objectives of the studies, the hypothesis upon which the experimental design is based, and a timeline for completion of the studies are presented. ..
- Evaluating the Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Treatment in the ElderlyJuan Wisnivesky; Fiscal Year: 2009..The findings from this project will provide information that can directly impact the care of elderly patients with NSCLC and inform the design of future trials of lung cancer treatment strategies. ..
- SMOKING & GENETIC INTERACTION IN BREAST CANCER ETIOLOGYTimothy Lash; Fiscal Year: 2004..The second study would collect buccal swabs from participants in the study of adjuvant tamoxifen therapy (Dr. Silliman PI). A similar analytic plan would be conducted, but with a case-only design. ..
- CAM CLINICAL RESEARCH CURRICULUM PROGRAMAnn Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2004..Based upon prior successes in conventional research training, the faculty can guarantee that CAM trainees will acquire the needed knowledge and shills for successful careers in CAM research. ..
- How Access Affects Outcomes of Rehabilitation ServicesLisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2005..The primary outcome of the proposed study will be an assessment of the association of PT and OT, as routinely practiced nationwide and important outcomes of care. ..
- Nanostenting Hydrogels for Sinus SurgeryRICHARD ORLANDI; Fiscal Year: 2004..The results of these Phase I studies will determine the feasibility and the optimal chemical properties of a nanostenting HA gel for human trials. ..
- Linguistic Analyses of Tobacco Industry DocumentsDonald Rubin; Fiscal Year: 2003..g., pesticide manufacture). The public health benefits of this research therefore are to expose such language practices to scrutiny and thus to guard against future occurrences. ..
- Phone Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression after Traumatic Brain InjuryJESSE FANN; Fiscal Year: 2008..This project will culminate in the design of a trial of CBT-TBI in a large, representative sample of people with TBI and depression. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Modification of tamoxifen effectiveness by gene polymorphisms and other drugsTimothy Lash; Fiscal Year: 2009..Understanding the modification of tamoxifen effectiveness by genetic polymorphisms or drug interactions will help patients and physicians to make fully informed decisions about hormone therapy. ..
- Prevention of Osteoporosis after TransplantationElizabeth Shane; Fiscal Year: 2002..We are now applying for 3 years of support to complete 12 months of observation on those subjects enrolled after March, 2001 and to complete an additional 24 months of follow-up on enrolled participants. ..
- Improving Measurement of Acute PainC Chapman; Fiscal Year: 2009..The results of this work will facilitate pain research, improve the management of acute pain, and help identify patients with acute pain who are at risk for developing chronic pain. ..
- IDIOPATHIC OSTEOPOROSIS IN PREMENOPAUSAL WOMENElizabeth Shane; Fiscal Year: 2009..The results of these studies will have important therapeutic implications for the diagnosis and management of this disorder. ..
- ORIGIN OF CELLS THAT REPOPULATE RESORBABLE ECM SCAFFOLDSStephen Badylak; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Liposomal Opioids Extend Analgesia in Laboratory AnimalsLisa Krugner Higby; Fiscal Year: 2008..If proven efficacious, these analgesic regimens would lead to a significant change in the post-surgical care of animals used in biomedical research and veterinary medicine. ..
- SURGERY FOR NEC IN HUMAN INFANTS-- A RANDOMIZED TRIALR Moss; Fiscal Year: 2002..b>Postoperative care will follow an adopted clinical pathway. Statistical analysis will use survival as the primary outcome...
- Cellular Remodeling of ECM ScaffoldsStephen Badylak; Fiscal Year: 2009..We have identified clearly defined specific aims with quantifiable end points and an efficient three year timeline to conduct this work. ..
- PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: QUALITY OF CARE/SERVICE USELisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001..Given that roughly 49 million Americans have a disabling condition, addressing concerns about their quality of care is essential. ..
- Prognosis and Effectiveness of Advanced Lung Cancer Treatment in the ElderlyJuan P Wisnivesky; Fiscal Year: 2010..This study will provide information regarding the efficacy of several therapies and may help resolve several controversies regarding the staging and treatment of elderly patients with advanced stage lung cancer. ..
- ORIGIN OF CELLS THAT REPOPULATE RESORBABLE ECM SCAFFOLDSStephen Badylak; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- Knee OA: Setting Priorities for Care, Policy, ResearchElena Losina; Fiscal Year: 2010..This study will provide guidance to clinicians and policy makers on efforts to reduce pain and disability, and to improve quality of life for people with knee osteoarthritis. ..
- ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF ALTERNATIVE RISK ADJUSTERSLisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- Real-time multiphoton microscopy of periprostatic tissue architectureAshutosh K Tewari; Fiscal Year: 2010..The dynamic, high-resolution optical images achieved could empower cancer surgeons to better distinguish tissue morphology during surgery, leading to improved functional outcomes and quality of life for their patients. ..
- Vessel Remodeling During Ductus Arteriosus ClosureRonald I Clyman; Fiscal Year: 2010..These studies should increase our understanding of the mechanisms that prevent the preterm DA from closing and remodeling after birth. ..
- Persistent Mechanical Hypersensitivity in Rats: Biobehavioral EffectsGayle Page; Fiscal Year: 2009..The relevance of the proposed study to human health is the goal to discern what factors (e.g., sleep disruption, biological responses to stress and anxiety) increase one s risk to develop chronic pain. ..
- Changes in sexual function following bariatric surgeryDAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2009..The proposed study is innovative, as it will provide new and important information on the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on these important areas of quality of life. ..
- Evidence-Based Medicine in the Skilled Nursing FacilityCathleen Colon Emeric; Fiscal Year: 2008..Common geriatric syndromes conditions (UTI, fever, osteoporosis, falls, and pneumonia) will be targeted, and both an academic and a community-based Veterans Administration Nursing Home Care Unit will be used. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- How Health Insurance Status Affects Persons with DisabilitiesLisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2007..This goal addresses the objectives of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which has identified persons with disabilities as one of its priority populations. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPACT OF PEDIATRIC BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTSean Phipps; Fiscal Year: 2006..Finally, analyses will explore hypotheses specific to the positive psychology model, testing the role of positive affect and dispositional optimism as mediators and moderators of the intervention on child and parent well being. ..
- Mechanisms of ECM Scaffold RemodelingStephen Badylak; Fiscal Year: 2006..The work will be conducted by an experienced interdisciplinary team of scientists and a timeline is presented for completion of the work. ..
- LONGITUDINAL OPTIC NEURITIS STUDYRobin Gal; Fiscal Year: 2006..More than 80% of the original cohort remains in follow up and mechanisms are in place to assure that this high rate will continue so as to provide valid results for the long-term study. ..
- Mechanisms and Treatment of Cancer-Related Symptoms ConfCharles Cleeland; Fiscal Year: 2005..The conference should also be of interest to pharmaceutical companies that are developing "pipeline" drugs for symptom control and supportive care. ..
- Massage to Enhance Quality of Life in ASCT PatientsAnn Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2005..These analyses will provide the foundation for designing a large multi-site RCT (R01) that will examine the effects and mechanisms of massage therapy for patients with cancer undergoing ASCT ..
- Obesity, Body Image and Weight MaintenanceDAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2005..These studies have been selected to further develop my knowledge of the treatment of obesity, and the training program has been designed to facilitate my development as an independent investigator in the field of obesity. ..
- Eating Behaviors in Homebound Older AdultsJULIE LOCHER; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Modeling Sequential Antiretroviral Therapy in HIVElena Losina; Fiscal Year: 2005..This award will provide critical insight into the optimal strategies for managing HIV infection and will provide Dr. Losina with a solid foundation for development as an independent and productive investigator. ..
- Cancer Care and Outcomes for Disabled Medicare PatientsLisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2006..These findings may suggest areas where more attention is needed, such as increasing cancer screening among disabled Medicare recipients or rethinking initial treatment strategies. ..
- PAIN AND THE DEFENSE RESPONSEC Chapman; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions by Women with Physical DisabilitiesLisa Iezzoni; Fiscal Year: 2007..Our findings will help begin educating patients and physicians and could perhaps improve breast cancer care for women with physical disabilities. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Optimizing Lifestyle Adjustment in Weight Loss SurgeryMelissa Kalarchian; Fiscal Year: 2006..Future work may focus on adding adjunctive treatment components such as weight loss medication, the effects of which have not been adequately studied in bariatric surgery patients. ..
- Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy for Myocardial RegenerationRoberto Bolli; Fiscal Year: 2007..The results may eventually lead to the development of novel therapeutic strategies in patients with ischemic heart disease. ..
- Neonatal Pain, Adult Biobehavioral Responses to StressGayle Page; Fiscal Year: 2005..Findings from these studies will demonstrate possible negative physiologic and behavioral sequelae of repeated painful experiences during neonatal development as well as suggest potential preventive interventions. ..
- Understanding the Impact of Multiple Symptoms: A Symptom Burden ConsortiumCharles Cleeland; Fiscal Year: 2006..The document will be a collaborative effort among consortium participants, and will be submitted to a leading scientific peer-reviewed journal. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Psychosocial and Neurocognitive Consequences of Childhood CancerSean Phipps; Fiscal Year: 2006..Publication of the conference proceedings will serve to summarize the current state of the field and to point towards new research agendas for the future. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Decision Making in End-Stage Heart FailurePaul Hauptman; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Tissue engineered osteochondral patella resurfacingJames Cook; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Impact of Pancreas-Kidney Transplants on Renal AllograftAjay Israni; Fiscal Year: 2002..Renal allograft survival in SPK and KA will be compared using Cox proportional hazards models, adjusting for patient and transplant center characteristics. ..
- Genetic Epidemiology and Renal Allograft OutcomesAjay Israni; Fiscal Year: 2007..By identifying genetic polymorphisms that impact allograft survival, this study will help identify patients at risk and will help in the development of therapies targeting critical pathways...