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Compared with noncardiac critical illness, critically ill postoperative cardiac surgical patients have different underlying pathophysiologies, are exposed to different processes of care, and thus may experience different outcome trajectories. Our objective was to systematically review the outcomes of cardiac surgical patients requiring prolonged intensive care with respect to survival, residential status, functional recovery, and quality of life in both hospital and long-term follow-up.
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Name: Critical care medicine
We performed a retrospective, observational study of patients who had spent > 14 days in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of our hospital from 2011 to 2013. Specifically, long-term mortali...
The current review was conducted to identify all self-report questionnaires on functional health status (FHS) and/or health-related quality-of-life (HR-QoL) in adult populations with dysphonia (voice ...
To determine the quality of life related to health, functional capacity and mood to hip fracture and one month after surgery.
The aim of the study was to investigate the relation between health-related quality of life and risk of falling, fear of falling, and functional status in patients with hip arthroplasty.
Individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) present balance and functional mobility disabilities that negatively affect the quality of life (QOL).
The goal is to capture the Quality of life and survival of patients one year after the stay at ICU. Data will be collected during the stay in the ICU and evaluated. One year after the ICU ...
Patients aged > 80 years represent an increasing proportion of colon cancer diagnoses. It is important to have relevant and trustable data concerning elderly colorectal cancer patients sur...
Final objective of critical care is no longer only survival. The role of medical and paramedical teams should also be to restore functional capacities, autonomy and quality of life. What h...
RATIONALE: Collecting information about the impact of lymphedema on symptoms, functional status, and quality of life after treatment in patients with head and neck cancer may help doctors ...
Malnutrition is a common problem in cancer patients. It negatively inﬂuences patients' prognosis and quality of life. In gastrointestinal patients, it is also caused by insufﬁcient foo...
A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.
A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
Continuance of life or existence especially under adverse conditions; includes methods and philosophy of survival.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...