A prospective assessment of quality of life after endoscopic intubation and laser therapy for malignant dysphagia.

@article{Loizou1992APA,
  title={A prospective assessment of quality of life after endoscopic intubation and laser therapy for malignant dysphagia.},
  author={Louis A. Loizou and David S Rampton and M J Atkinson and Chris Robertson and Stephen G. Bown},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1992},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={386-91}
}
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the effect of endoscopic treatment for malignant dysphagia on quality of life (QL) as part of a prospective comparison of Nd:YAG laser therapy and intubation. METHODS Two QL instruments were used: the Quality of Life Index (QLI) and a Linear Analogue Self-Assessment (LASA). Only 23 of 43 patients receiving laser therapy and 15 of 30 having endoscopic intubation agreed to partake in QL assessment; serial measurements until death were obtained in 13 and 9… CONTINUE READING

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