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OBJECTIVE To analyze the efficacy of extended drainage--that is, longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy combined with local pancreatic head excision (LPJ-LPHE)-and pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD) in terms of pain relief, control of complications arising from adjacent organs, and quality of life. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Based on the hypotheses(More)
Certain xenoestrogens, namely bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol F (BPF), butylbenzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), were measured in various compartments (surface water, sediments, sewage treatment plant effluents, sewage sludge, dump water, liquid manure) in order to contribute to a better understanding of(More)
OBJECTIVE Two techniques of duodenum-preserving resection of the head of the pancreas were compared in a prospective, randomized trial. The technical feasibility and effects on quality of life were assessed. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Drainage and resection are the principles of surgery in chronic pancreatitis. The techniques of duodenum-preserving resection(More)
PURPOSE In various studies, type of surgery, age, and gender had different impact on sexuality and quality of life in patients with rectal cancer. This study was designed to investigate how sexuality and quality of life are affected by age, gender, and type of surgery. METHODS A total of 516 patients who had undergone surgery for rectal cancer in our(More)
BACKGROUND Secondary to clinical outcome, health-related quality of life (QOL) after resection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is of particular interest. However, few studies have explored QOL following lung resection. METHODS Between January 1998 and December 2004, a total of 159 patients with NSCLC underwent surgical resection and were enrolled in(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of rectal surgery on patients' postoperative quality of life (QOL) and sexual function has been little studied to date. The present study aims to address this issue. METHODS 519 patients who had undergone surgery for rectal cancer from January 1997 to January 2003 were included in the study. The EORTC-QLQ-C-30 questionnaire and an(More)
Patients with advanced, incurable gastric cancer may present with mild symptoms or require immediate therapeutic intervention. The influence of the intensity of preoperative symptoms on postoperative survival and quality of life (QoL) was evaluated in a palliative setting. In a historical cohort analysis of 492 patients with gastric cancer treated between(More)
BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (QOL) after resection of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is of primary interest to clinicians, secondary to clinical outcome. However, few studies have explored QOL following lung resection and, to our knowledge, no studies have specifically examined the QOL of elderly patients. METHODS A total of 131 patients(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Tailored organ-sparing procedures have been shown to alleviate pain and are potentially superior in terms of preservation of endocrine and exocrine function as compared with standard resection (Whipple) for chronic pancreatitis with inflammatory pancreatic head tumor. Long-term results comparing these 2 procedures have not been published(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the long-term follow-up of a randomized clinical trial comparing pancreatic head resection according to Beger and limited pancreatic head excision combined with longitudinal pancreatico-jejunostomy according to Frey for surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Resection and drainage are the 2 basic(More)