Search Tag: quality of life

ICU-Related Loss of Quality of Life After COVID-19

2022 12 Apr

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the number of hospital admissions, including many patients presenting acute respiratory failure. Approximately 15% of hospitalised COVID-19 patients require ICU admission.  It is well established that the physical and psychological impact of an ICU stay on patients can be quite significant and prolonged.... Read more

Medium-Term and Long-Term Impact of COVID-19

2022 01 Mar

As countries around the world become more accustomed to living with COVID-19, an important topic of discussion has been the medium-term and long-term impact of COVID-19 on respiratory function and health-related quality of life.  Most published studies on COVID-19 include patients with varying degrees of severity and evaluate patients up to six... Read more

Sensors in Everyday Objects for Dementia Care

2019 26 Aug

Summary: The past, present & future of dementia care using sensors in everyday life objects through four use cases from research labs to large-scale pilots & adoption by pharmaceutical companies.   Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. It is the main cause of dementia, a syndrome defined by loss of cognitive... Read more

#ESMOBreast19: continuous chemo shows better outcomes & quality of life in advanced breast cancer

2019 30 Apr

Patients with advanced breast cancer benefit more through undergoing continuous chemotherapy which helps them both improve survival outcomes and maintain quality of life, as opposed to intermittent scheduling, according to new results of the Stop&Go study which will be presented at the ESMO Breast Cancer Congress 2-4 May, in Berlin, Germany.... Read more

Quality of life after discharge from an ICU

2018 10 Oct

Quality of life (QoL) after critical illness is becoming increasingly important as survival improves. A systematic review, conducted by University of Oxford researchers, reveals that patients surviving critical illness had worse health‐related QoL when compared with population norms.  "Quality of life incompletely recovered after hospital discharge.... Read more

Social support, pain interference impact ICU survivors' quality of life

2018 03 Jul

Experiences during a stay in the intensive care unit (ICU), including pain, delirium, physical deterioration, and the critical illness itself, may all influence survivors’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL). However, few studies have examined the influence of social support, comorbidity, and pain interference on ICU survivors’ HRQOL. New research... Read more

Sepsis Survivors Experience Lingering Effects

2017 05 May

New research to be presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that despite the fact that survival rates among children who develop sepsis have risen dramatically in recent years, recovery still remains a  long haul for these patients. Many of them continue to feel the physical, social and emotional effects long after they are... Read more

Improving Quality of Life, Reducing Readmissions in HF Patients

2017 13 Mar

Results of new study, published in the journal Heart & Lung, support improved quality of life and decreased readmission rates following a multidisciplinary transition-to-care programme for heart failure (HF) patients. This team-based, patient-specific and collaborative approach is an effective practice-based strategy to improve HF outcomes, according... Read more

Does Cardioversion for AF Improve Quality of Life?

2017 07 Feb

It seems at first glance to be self-evident that sinus rhythm is preferable to atrial fibrillation (AF). However, even with decades of observational studies, clinical trials, and innumerable caregiver-patient interactions, it continues to be deceptively difficult to verify this common sense expectation, says an Editorial article to appear in Canadian... Read more

Is Exercise Rehabilitation After ICU Discharge Effective?

2016 06 Dec

Exercise-based rehabilitation — including bed-based exercises and standing — has been shown to be beneficial when delivered during ICU admission.  However, such interventions, when initiated after ICU discharge, did not improve functional exercise capacity or health-related quality of life for survivors of critical illness, according to a new Cochrane... Read more