Anke Rentsch

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There are few valid data on the outpatient diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in Germany, despite the high prevalence of this disease and the high costs associated with its complications. We therefore conducted a retrospective cohort study to investigate the prevalence of documented osteoporosis and the use of health care resources in its outpatient(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of data about drug use patterns in young women. Mental disorders may influence those drug use patterns. OBJECTIVE To evaluate drug use patterns (prescribed drugs, self-medication) in general and in relation to the prevalence rates of mental disorders in young German women. METHODS A total of 2064 women (18-24 y old), obtained(More)
BACKGROUND Initially, unresectable colorectal liver metastases can be resected after response to chemotherapy. While cetuximab has been shown to increase response and resection rates, the survival outcome for this conversion strategy needs further evaluation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with technically unresectable and/or ≥5 liver metastases were(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the physician prescription pattern for frail elderly patients in German nursing homes and to identify differences, if any, between that of physicians based in the nursing homes (A) and those with office-based practices (B). METHODS Retrospective, longitudinal study of medication prescriptions on the basis(More)
A better understanding of patients’ views on the benefit and burden obtained from palliative chemotherapy would facilitate shared decision making. We evaluated palliative cancer patients’ reported outcomes (PROs) for toxicity and investigated the survival threshold for which they would repeat chemotherapy (CTx). Patients who had received a minimum of three(More)
Cancer patients suffer from a variety of physical and mental complaints. Since physician assessment of symptoms seems insufficient to reveal the complete range of patients’ ailments, patient-reported outcomes (PRO) have become of key importance in modern cancer treatment. The implementation and first results of a systematic electronic real-time assessment(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Even in young adult age, psychological disorders are highly prevalent. Family doctors and gynaecologists are the physicians most often consulted by young women. Hence, they have a special responsibility to diagnose psychiatric disorders and--if necessary--to refer to a specialist. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective(More)
To evaluate the prevalence of eating disorders (ED) in a general population sample of young German women, compare those to primary care diagnoses, and investigate their medical treatments. In a prospective epidemiological study, a representative sample of young women (n=1555, between 18 and 25 years of age) was questioned twice during a structured(More)
Inwieweit Pflegestufe, Geschlecht, Alter und ambulante bzw. Versorgung im Heim Einfluss auf die Psychopharmaka-Verordnungen bei älteren Menschen haben, untersucht die vorliegende Studie. Hierzu wurden Heimpatienten mit ambulant versorgten Patienten (mit und ohne Pflegestufe) verglichen. Es wurden die Daten von 3592 Versicherten der BKK Berlin 1999(More)
To determine, whether age, sex, grade of need of care and living in nursing homes can influence prescribing behavior in elderly. In a retrospective and longitudinal study, the pattern of psychoactive drug prescriptions of nursing home residents was compared with non-institutionalized people with and without need of care. During 1999, the computerized files(More)