Henrike Merx

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PURPOSE Quality of life (QOL) has become an important outcome measure for patients with cancer, but long-term results from population-based studies are rare. The objective of our study was to identify specific limitations of QOL in survivors of colorectal cancer in comparison with men and women from the general population 1 year after diagnosis when acute(More)
The aim of our study was to identify any differences in the quality of life (QOL) of breast cancer survivors one year after diagnosis when the acute treatment effects should not longer be apparent. QOL was assessed in a population-based cohort of 387 women with breast cancer from Saarland (Germany) using the European Organisation for Research and Treatment(More)
Choroid plexus carcinoma is a rare intracranial neoplasm, affecting mainly very young children. The most common site of origin is within one of the lateral ventricles. The diagnosis of choroid plexus carcinoma is based on histological examination. Frequently subarachnoid seeding occurs and investigation at diagnosis should include examination of the(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether detriments in quality of life (QOL) among women with breast cancer persist over years. PATIENTS AND METHODS QOL was assessed in a population-based cohort of 314 women with breast cancer from Saarland (Germany) 1 and 3 years after diagnosis and compared internally and with reference data from the general population. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVES To summarise epidemiological data on the frequency of hip replacements in the countries of the developed world, especially in countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and to investigate whether missing consensus criteria for the indication for total hip replacement (THR) result in different replacement rates.(More)
An epidural hematoma of the clivus is reported in a 16-year-old boy after a motor vehicle accident. The diagnosis was made by magnetic resonance imaging. Only five similar cases have been reported in the literature. The patient was treated conservatively and recovered without neurological deficits. The mechanism of injury and formation of the hematoma in(More)
A 47-year-old man exhibited loss of libido and impotence in association with plasma hyperprolactinemia and a pituitary mass with downward extension of the tumor to the sphenoid sinus and to the suprasellar cisterns. Bromocriptine, 15 mg daily, reduced the hyperprolactinemia as well as tumor size. After 8 months on this therapy, the patient developed overt(More)
Quantitative percutaneous flow velocity measurements are possible in carotid arteries by means of a directional Doppler flow velocity device and registration on a polygraph. Carotid flow velocity changes were recorded during catheterization of the ascending aorta and common carotid artery and after infusion of 20 cc contrast medium in the ascending aorta.(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of craniopharyngioma in children after subtotal surgical removal, followed by irradiation of remaining tumour with 50 Gy, is better than usually reported. In our subjects we found a relapse rate of 5% in the last 20 years. The treatment of recurrences forms a special problem because the possibilities of adjuvant radiotherapy are(More)
Despite the burden and prevalence of colorectal cancer (CRC), there is only limited information regarding quality of life of patients who have survived beyond the first year post treatment. We assessed quality of life in a population-based cohort of 309 patients with CRC from Saarland (Germany) one and three years after diagnosis using the QLQ-C30(More)