Tag: quality of life

1. The proportion of patients with one or more symptom sequelae significantly decreased from 6 months (68%) to 12 months (49%). 2. 88% of patients had returned to employment within 12 months of hospital discharge. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Although COVID-19-related hospitalization is common, little is known about the long-term complications among...
1. The proportion of patients with one or more symptom sequelae significantly decreased from 6 months (68%) to 12 months (49%). 2. 88% of patients had returned to employment within 12 months of hospital discharge. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Although COVID-19-related hospitalization is common, little is known about the...
1. In this meta-analysis, smoking cessation was associated with reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression. 2. Smoking cessation was also associated with lower stress, increased positive affect, and improved psychological quality of life as compared to individuals who continued smoking. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) For some, smoking cigarettes is a form...
Click to read the study in The Lancet Oncology. Click to see previously reported survival outcomes from the same cohort.
1. In patients with primary varicose veins followed for 5 years after treatment, those randomized to receive laser ablation or surgery reported greater improvements in disease-specific quality-of-life compared to patients who received ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. 2. Cost-effectiveness models favored laser ablation over both foam sclerotherapy and surgery. Evidence Rating Level: 1...
1. In patients with primary varicose veins followed for 5 years after treatment, those randomized to receive laser ablation or surgery reported greater improvements in disease-specific quality-of-life compared to patients who received ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. 2. Cost-effectiveness models favored laser ablation over both foam sclerotherapy and surgery. Evidence Rating Level: 1...
1. The majority of patients 70 or older were discharged after non-elective abdominal surgery and returned to their pre-admission residential status within 6 months 2. Mean quality of life (QOL) scores significantly decreased among patients with change in residence status (loss of independence or institutionalization) Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. Gastric bypass surgery was associated with better health-related quality of life (HRQoL) scores compared to non-operated obese controls at 12 years (mean) after surgery. 2. Better HRQoL scores were associated with young age, male sex, no surgical revision, satisfactory weight loss, satisfaction with surgery, employment, absence of co-morbidities/ gastrointestinal...