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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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of chronic fatigue (CF) and associated variables in locoregional cervical cancer survivors (CCSs) surveyed > 5 years after radiotherapy. Demographic, clinical and psychological characteristics of the CCSs were compared with normative data. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Department of Gynaecologic Oncology at(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)
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)
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 There is limited high-quality research investigating the efficacy of palliative radiation (PPR) with regard to symptoms and quality of life (QOL) among cancer patients with pelvic soft tissue tumors. As a result, clinicians are left with mainly retrospective studies, without reliable data on which to base treatment decisions. As a first step of a(More)
BACKGROUND The global obesity epidemic has led to increased attention on pregnancy, a period when women are at risk of gaining excessive weight. Excessive gestational weight gain is associated with numerous complications, for both mother and child. Though the problem is widespread, few studies have examined the effect of a lifestyle intervention in(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)
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)