Ivonne Buijt

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PURPOSE To investigate whether the relative dose-intensity of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) chemotherapy could be improved by prophylactic administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in elderly patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients aged 65 to 90 years(More)
We studied the impact of CHOP chemotherapy on the quality of life (QoL) of elderly patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). 132 patients aged 65 or older, who participated in a randomized, multicenter trial, completed QoL questionnaires (EuroQol-5D, EORTC QLQ-C30 and MFI-20) on 8 predefined time-points before, during and following treatment.(More)
A prospective randomised phase III study in patients < or =65 years old with previously untreated multiple myeloma (MM), intensive chemotherapy followed by myeloablative chemotherapy and autologous stem-cell rescue was compared with intensive chemotherapy alone. This economic evaluation was based on detailed data from patient charts and hospital information(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of filgrastim on the incidence of wound infection, quality of life and costs after a radical vulvectomy and bilateral inguino-femoral lymphadenectomy. STUDY DESIGN In a prospective, randomized clinical trial 40 patients were treated with either filgrastim or placebo for 9 consecutive days starting at the day before surgery.(More)
INTRODUCTION The Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Lung (FACT-L) is a validated, sensitive and reliable patient questionnaire that evaluates and quantifies quality of life (QOL) across several domains, including lung cancer-related symptoms. The FACT-L was not designed for use in economic evaluation and does not incorporate preferences into its(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to compare the costs of autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) and whole blood transplantation in patients with relapsed or poorly responding non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. DESIGN AND SETTING In a retrospective study, we calculated the treatment costs of 40 patients who received either ABMT or, alternatively, whole blood(More)
Emesis (nausea and vomiting) is one of the most important toxicities associated with chemotherapy. Although it is not life threatening, it has a major impact on a patient's health-related quality of life (HRQL) and overall response to chemotherapy. New antiemetics are expensive and well-conducted comparative health economic studies are rare. The aim of the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the subjective well-being of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who were treated in a tandem transplantation programme. METHODS Fifty-one patients participated in the prospective, longitudinal questionnaire study. The EORTC QLQ-C30 and the EuroQol-5D were administered 2 wk after completion of vincristine, adriamycin(More)
In the past 15 years, perspectives on treatment of patients with relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma have changed. This has had important consequences for the costs of treatment. We conducted a retrospective study comparing the costs of four different treatment modalities in a university hospital in The Netherlands. The first group of patients received an(More)
In a retrospective study, we calculated the treatment and follow-up costs of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. The total treatment programme consisted of eight phases: VAD or VAMP chemotherapy, follow-up I, high-dose melphalan followed by transplantation of whole blood, follow-up II, collection of peripheral blood progenitor cells by(More)
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