Emma E Wolters

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BACKGROUND The influence of parental socio-economic status on childhood cancer treatment outcome in low-income countries has not been sufficiently investigated. Our study examined this influence and explored parental experiences during cancer treatment of their children in an Indonesian academic hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical charts of 145(More)
The cure rate of childhood cancer may be as high as 80% in high-income countries, but frequently is less than 35% in low-income countries (Smith et al., 2010). Poor treatment adherence by health-care providers, parents and patients importantly contributes to this difference in survival. Abandonment of treatment, a severe form of non-adherence, is one of the(More)
BACKGROUND Efficacy of childhood cancer treatment in low-income countries may be impacted by parents' and health-care providers' perspectives on chemotherapy-related side-effects. This study explores prevalence and severity of side-effects in childhood cancer, and compares health beliefs about side-effects between parents and health-care providers, and(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood cancer survival in low-income countries is low. OBJECTIVE Our study investigated health-care providers' perspectives on childhood cancer treatment in Indonesia. Their health beliefs and attitudes toward parental financial difficulties, protocol adherence, parental education, and communication were explored. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE Screening for Fabry disease in patients with small fiber neuropathy has been suggested, especially since Fabry disease is potentially treatable. However, the diagnostic yield of testing for Fabry disease in isolated small fiber neuropathy patients has never been systematically investigated. Our aim is to determine the presence of Fabry disease in(More)
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