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Mariano Cesare Giglio, Marcello Persico, Gennaro Quarto, Giacomo Benassai, Gaetano Luglio, Rachele Tarquini, Valerio Celentano, Viviana Sollazzo, Luigi Bucci
AIM: Aim of this study is to evaluate the presence of fecal incontince and its impact on life-quality after intersphincteric resection for low rectal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twentyeight patients (18 males and 10 female) underwent intersphincteric resection for low rectal cancer between 2006 and 2008. The presence of fecal incontinence was evaluated by Wexner score pre-operatory and 3, 6 and 12 months after ileostomy closure; Quality of Life was evaluated by Fecal Incontinence Quality Of Life (FIQL) score...
May 2013: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Mara R Knorst, Thais L Resende, José R Goldim
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of urinary incontinence (UI) and to evaluate its impact on health-related quality of life (QOL) and depressive symptoms in women referred for physical therapy at a university hospital. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional study with demographic data collection related to UI. All women were evaluated through examination and also through depression and QOL questionnaires. RESULTS: Forty-eight women were evaluated (53...
March 2011: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
A Frudinger, D Kölle, W Schwaiger, J Pfeifer, J Paede, S Halligan
OBJECTIVE: To treat anal incontinence due to obstetric external anal sphincter disruption via injection of autologous myoblast cells. DESIGN: Observational pilot study. SETTING: University hospital and district hospital PATIENTS: 10 women suffering from anal incontinence due to obstetric anal sphincter injury, refractory to conventional non-surgical therapy. INTERVENTIONS: Autologous myoblasts were cultured from a pectoralis muscle biopsy, harvested, and injected into the external anal sphincter defect using direct ultrasound guidance...
January 2010: Gut
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