Berta Esperanza Hernández

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OBJECTIVES The EORTC OUT-PATSAT35 RT questionnaire evaluates the satisfaction with care (SC) expressed by cancer outpatients treated with radiotherapy. In this study we assess the psychometric properties of the OUT-PATSAT35 RT when applied to a sample of Spanish patients. METHODS A total of 100 patients with different tumor sites completed the EORTC core(More)
OBJECTIVES The EORTC Quality of Life (QL) Group has developed a questionnaire (the EORTC IN-PATSAT32) to assess the satisfaction of cancer inpatients with hospitalbased care. In this study we assess the psychometric properties of the EORTC IN-PATSAT32 applied to a sample of Spanish patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty cancer patients with different(More)
PURPOSE This paper studies the Quality of Life (QL) of Spanish advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients receiving platinum-doublet chemotherapy, compares our results with those from studies from other cultural areas, and identifies factors associated with global QL and survival prognostic variables. METHODS EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-LC13(More)
The OUT-PATSAT35 CT questionnaire evaluates satisfaction with care expressed by cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy. This study assesses the psychometric properties of the OUT-PATSAT35 CT when applied to a sample of Spanish patients. One hundred seventy-six patients with different tumour sites and disease stages completed the European Organization for(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates satisfaction with care (SC) in cancer patients treated at a Spanish day hospital to identify SC determinants and assess the relationship between SC and quality of life. METHODS One hundred seventy-six patients with different tumour sites and disease stages completed the European Organization for Research and Treatment of(More)
Hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes is one of the hallmarks in the progression of brain tumors. Our objectives were to analyze the presence of the hypermethylation of EPB41L3, RASSF2 and TSP-1 genes in 132 diffuse gliomas (astrocytic and oligodendroglial tumors) and in 10 cases of normal brain, and to establish their association with the patients'(More)
INTRODUCTION The EORTC QLQ-INFO25 evaluates the information received by cancer patients. This study assesses the psychometric properties of the QLQ-INFO25 when applied to a sample of Spanish patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 169 patients with different cancers and stages of disease completed the EORTC QLQINFO25, the EORTC QLQ-C30 and the(More)
Vinorelbine-cisplatin combination chemotherapy is a standard approach for the treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The addition of paclitaxel as a third therapeutic agent seems promising. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the activity and toxicity of this new regimen. Forty-six nonselected and chemotherapy-naive patients with(More)
The known compounds friedelin, maytensifolin B, ginkgetin, bilobetin, and amentoflavone as well as the new triterpene 3β-hydroxyfriedelan-16-one were isolated fromCelaenodendron mexicanum (Euphorbiaceae), an endemic tree of the Pacific Ocean coast of Mexico. The compounds' structures were established on the basis of spectral analysis. The biological effects(More)
This Article studies the Cuban situation in four parts. First, it reviews whether Cuba actually fits basic expectations of “Third World country” status. As discussed in Part I, the figures of social and human development indicators, as well as economic development figures, reveal that Cuba does not match the definition neatly. Its health, education, and(More)