Improvement of quality of life in patients surgically treated for asymptomatic unruptured intracranial aneurysms.

@article{Yamashiro2007ImprovementOQ,
  title={Improvement of quality of life in patients surgically treated for asymptomatic unruptured intracranial aneurysms.},
  author={Shigeo Yamashiro and Toru Nishi and K. Koga and Tomoaki Goto and Masatomo Kaji and Daisuke Muta and Jun-ichi Kuratsu and Shodo Fujioka},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={497-500}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the preoperative and postoperative health-related quality of life (QOL) and psychological state of patients with asymptomatic unruptured intracranial aneurysms (ICAs) who underwent elective surgery. METHODS Out of 67 patients who underwent neck clipping of ICAs, we assessed the QOL of 61 patients using Short Form-36 (SF-36); their psychological state was rated on the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) before, 3 months, and 1 and 3 years after treatment… CONTINUE READING

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