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PURPOSE Descriptions of late morbidity after radiotherapy in cervical cancer survivors (CCSs) are usually based on observations made by physicians, and rarely by patients themselves. We describe and compare physician-assessed morbidity with patient-rated symptoms more than 5 years after pelvic radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS In 147 CCSs treated(More)
OBJECTIVES Increasing survival rates of cervical cancer (CC) patients and the trend towards more toxic multimodal therapy have led to focus on the quality of life (QOL) of cervical cancer survivors (CCSs). The aim of this critical review was to summarize and discuss the research findings of QOL in CCSs based on self-report measures in terms of physical,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Radiotherapy is used to palliate pelvic symptoms of castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, magnitude and time course of effects and toxicities are poorly documented. Study aims were to evaluate changes in patient-reported target symptoms (TS), health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and toxicity following palliative(More)
BACKGROUND Most countries recommend planned cesarean section in breech deliveries, which is considered safer than vaginal delivery. As one of few countries in the western world Norway has continued to practice planned vaginal delivery in selected women. The aim of this study is to evaluate prospectively registered neonatal and maternal outcomes in term(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether a lifestyle intervention in pregnancy limits gestational weight gain (GWG) and provides measurable health benefits for mother and newborn. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Healthcare clinics of southern Norway. POPULATION Healthy, non-diabetic, nulliparous women, aged ≥18 years, with a body mass index of ≥19(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) results in less postoperative pain and a better cosmetic surgical scar compared with conventional laparoscopy. DESIGN Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING A county hospital in Norway. PATIENT(S) Forty women with benign adnexal disease or a hereditary cancer risk(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the effect of cervical laser conisation (CLC) or loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) on the outcome of subsequent pregnancies. Methods. Multi-centre, retrospective, case-control study, which included a cohort of 742 women, who, after treatment with LEEP or CLC, gave birth or suffered second trimester miscarriage. Control(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to examine the association between planned mode of delivery and neonatal outcomes in breech deliveries. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this retrospective cohort study we studied singleton term breech deliveries in Norway from 1991 to 2011 (n = 30 861) using the Medical Birth Registry of Norway. We compared planned(More)
OBJECTIVE An increasing number of cancer patients place a significant workload on hospital outpatient clinics, and health authorities are considering alternative follow-up regimens. It has been suggested that follow-up of cancer patients could be provided by GPs. This study aimed to explore GPs' experiences with the provision of follow-up care for cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancers frequently cause pelvic morbidity including pain, bleeding and mass effect. Palliative pelvic radiotherapy is used to relieve these symptoms and delay local progression. There is no established optimal radiotherapy regimen and clinical practices vary. Our aim was to review the efficacy and toxicity of(More)