Health-related quality of life after laparoscopic and open nephrectomy

@article{Pace2002HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life after laparoscopic and open nephrectomy},
  author={Kenneth T Pace and Sarah J Dyer and Robert J. Stewart and R. John D’A Honey and {\'E}ric Poulin and Christopher Schlachta and Joseph Mamazza},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={143-152}
}
Background: Postoperative recovery often is assessed with parameters (pain and return to work) susceptible to bias. This study sought objectively to compare postoperative health-related quality of life (HRQL) after laparoscopic and open nephrectomy with the Postoperative Recovery (PRS) (a validated questionnaire designed to assess pain), activities of daily living (ADL), and HRQL in postoperative patients. Methods: Patients undergoing contemporaneous laparoscopic and open nephrectomy received… CONTINUE READING

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