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The purpose of the study is to describe the life stories leading to the suicide attempts. In-depth interviews with nine persons who had attempted suicide (six females and three males, mean age 73 years) were analysed using a qualitative method. Five categories describe the main interview topics: "I had to leave home to survive." (childhood, youth), "You(More)
The subjective and objective response was evaluated retrospectively in 27 patients (30 radiotherapy series), who were treated by irradiation to metastatic lesions from renal cancer. Subjective response was noted in 16 of 19 evaluable patients. Objective regression was documented in 13 of 26 patients in whom the response could be judged using objective(More)
Euthanasia, i.e. active termination of life in a seriously ill patient, is not performed in Norway at present. Between active and so-called passive euthanasia there is a "grey zone", and it is discussed where the border should be drawn, how and by whom. The decision to treat or not is becoming increasingly difficult, due to technical advances in the(More)
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  • 1989
With an ever increasing percentage of old people in the population it is important to consider that this patient group has special health problems and represents a new challenge to the health service. Geriatric rehabilitation will be an important field in medical care of the elderly. The article describes the organisation and working methods of a geriatric(More)
Postirradiation changes of a liver containing a lesion as demonstrated by computed tomography (CT) is described. After treatments of 2,000 and 3,000 rad (20 and 30 Gy), the size of the mass decreased and CT showed a region with low attentuation and sharp, straight borders, corresponding to the radiation portal.
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