Learn More
OBJECTIVE The primary goal of this study was to examine the need for psychosocial support in a consecutive sample of cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT). Out of an initial sample of 250 patients, 239 patients could be assessed at the beginning of their RT. Two hundred eight patients were reassessed at the end of RT 4-8 weeks later. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms are a major complaint reported by cancer patients. Somatic and affective symptoms can contribute to depression. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated the prevalence of somatic and affective depressive symptoms with the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) in 213 hospitalized cancer patients prior to the start of chemotherapy. (More)
The use of short and reliable questionnaires in psychological and medical studies is increasingly demanded due to economic, but also ethical reasons. The expectation of low dropout rates within longitudinal studies is an important issue with respect to the validity and quality of clinical studies. In this article, differences of the Resilience Scale (RS) in(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is a common symptom among cancer patients, influencing their quality of life. The primary goal of his study was to identify parameters influencing fatigue, both prior to radiotherapy (RT) and changes in fatigue during RT. METHODS 239 patients could be assessed prior to RT, 208 patients were reassessed at the end of RT. Measures(More)
OBJECT This 25-year follow-up study was performed on 120 children with hypertensive hydrocephalus to evaluate the influence of the early prophylactic implantation of the Integra antisiphon device (ASD, Integra Neurosciences Ltd.) on the rate of proximal shunt obstructions and the frequency of symptomatic slit ventricle syndrome (SVS). The adaptability of(More)
Endotracheal intubation via direct laryngoscopy frequently provokes cardiovascular side-effects. Although using a lightwand intubation device reduces laryngeal stimulation, previous reports indicated a similar stress response compared to classical laryngoscopy. We hypothesized that endotracheal tube (ET) placement itself elicits haemodynamic instability and(More)
  • 1