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BACKGROUND Optimism and pessimism are positive and negative expectations linked with well-being in adults. Research on the importance of optimism and pessimism in children is limited by the lack of a developmentally appropriate measure of children's expectations. METHOD Based upon the Life Orientation Test-Revised (Scheier, Carver, & Bridges, 1994), the… (More)
Radiation recall dermatitis is defined as an inflammatory reaction of the skin at the site of previous irradiation. Different drugs have been associated with triggering this phenomenon, and it can also affect other areas and organs where previous radiotherapy has been administered. The time gap between the inflammatory reaction and previous radiation can… (More)
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Background In recent years reports have described the use of parenteral lidocaine for neuropathic pain. This