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The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of DFID. What is helpful to understand about evaluation concepts of causality and evidence when working with theory of change for programmes?. 10. How can theory of change thinking be embedded as a support to learning through the project cycle? ... 54(More)
Overexpression of p53 correlates with neoplasia in many cytological specimens. To test the specificity of overexpressed p53 as a tumour marker for the detection of pancreatic cancer, we analysed cytological specimens of pancreatic juice samples from patients with pancreatitis or pancreatic carcinoma (n = 42) for p53 protein overexpression. p53 protein(More)
Using an immunocytological approach, we previously showed that disseminated cancer cells are frequently found in peritoneal cavity and bone marrow samples of gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer patients. Recently, we demonstrated that the detection of isolated tumor cells could serve as a new prognostic factor in gastric and colorectal cancer. Thus far,(More)
STUDY AIMS The aim of the present pilot study was to test the feasibility of an innovative Short Psychological Intervention (SPI) for back pain patients as part of an acute inpatient neurosurgical treatment. Fear and fear-avoidance beliefs have been shown to influence the functional outcome in chronic back pain (CBP) patients. Therefore, a reduction of fear(More)
DESIGN It was the aim of this study to investigate the influence of extended retroperitoneal tissue clearance on long-term survival in patients with ductal adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 10/1988 to 3/1998 a prospective observation study was initiated in 108 patients with malignant growth in the head of the pancreas(More)
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