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The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale: an instrument for the evaluation of symptom prevalence, characteristics and distress.
The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS) is a new patient-rated instrument that was developed to provide multidimensional information about a diverse group of common symptoms. This studyExpand
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The measurement of symptoms in children with cancer.
The purpose of this study was to determine symptom prevalence, characteristics, and distress in children with cancer. The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS) 10-18, a 30-item patient-ratedExpand
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Total mesorectal excision in the operative treatment of carcinoma of the rectum.
BACKGROUND Total mesorectal excision (TME) is reported to reduce local recurrence and improve survival rates in patients with carcinoma of the rectum. STUDY DESIGN Two hundred forty-six consecutiveExpand
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Symptom prevalence, characteristics and distress in a cancer population
Despite the importance of symptom control in the cancer population, few studies have systematically assessed the prevalence and characteristics of symptoms or the interactions between various symptomExpand
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The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS‐SF)
The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS‐SF), an abbreviated version of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale, measures each of 32 symptoms with respect to distress or frequency alone.Expand
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Distribution of brain metastases.
The number and site of brain metastases were identified on the computed tomographic scans of 288 patients. There was one brain metastasis in 49%, two in 21%, three in 13%, four in 6%, and five orExpand
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Combined modality therapy for primary CNS lymphoma.
PURPOSE Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL), formerly rare, is being seen with increased frequency among apparently immunocompetent patients. Conventional treatment has consisted of whole-brain radiotherapyExpand
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Neuroendocrine Carcinomas of the Colon and Rectum
PURPOSE: This study was designed to review experience with neuroendocrine carcinomas of the colon and rectum at a single institution, with emphasis on the pathology and clinical characteristics ofExpand
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The measurement of symptoms in young children with cancer: the validation of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale in children aged 7-12.
Few studies have attempted to describe the experience of symptoms in young children with cancer. This is due, in part, to the lack of validated symptom assessment scales for this patient population.Expand
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Symptom prevalence, characteristics, and distress in AIDS outpatients.
Symptom distress is an important but poorly characterized aspect of quality of life in AIDS patients. To assess and characterize the symptoms and symptom distress associated with AIDS, 504 ambulatoryExpand
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