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The increasing number and size of wind farms call for more data on human response to wind turbine noise, so that a generalized dose-response relationship can be modeled and possible adverse health effects avoided. This paper reports the results of a 2007 field study in The Netherlands with 725 respondents. A dose-response relationship between calculated(More)
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH The present government in the Netherlands intends to realize a substantial growth of wind energy before 2020, both onshore and offshore. Wind turbines, when positioned in the neighborhood of residents may cause visual annoyance and noise annoyance. Studies on other environmental sound sources, such as railway, road traffic, industry(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to assess treatment outcome and impact on quality of life of prosthodontic rehabilitation with implant-retained prostheses in head-neck cancer patients. Fifty patients were evaluated by standardized questionnaires and clinical assessment. All received the implants during ablative tumour surgery in native bone in the(More)
The objective of the present report was to study the effect of implant treatment on subjective parameters in edentulous patients with an extremely resorbed mandible. Three different treatment modalities to support an overdenture were compared: transmandibular implant according to Bosker, augmentation of the mandible followed by four endosseous implants, and(More)
The aim of this study was to compare implant-retained mandibular overdentures and two conventional treatments for their effects on functional ability (chewing, speaking, etc), patient satisfaction, and quality of life (psychosocial functioning). Assignment of 90 patients was executed by means of a balancing allocation computer program to ensure the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to establish the treatment outcome of full denture treatment with or without implant support, in which the outcome assessment focuses on the patient's subjective evaluation ('denture-satisfaction'). DESIGN A multicenter randomized clinical trial. SUBJECTS Thirty-two men and 118 women (mean age 56 +/- 9, range 35-84(More)
Ten couples, the women beginning treatment for carcinoma of the vulva, participated in a 2-year longitudinal study on sexual functioning before and after treatment. Sexual functioning was measured on admission and at 6, 12, and 24 months posttreatment. Sexual functioning was made operational in terms of current sexual behavior, sexual motivation, sexual(More)
Conservative dentistry in developing countries often poses a problem because of lack of expensive dental equipment. This survey was undertaken to test two more appropriate filling materials in vivo. In 94 secondary school students (in Mzuzu, Malawi) with two or more cavities, one cavity was prepared in the conventional way using drilling equipment and then(More)
From January 1, 1970, to December 31, 1985, 51 patients with stage IB (FIGO) carcinoma of the cervix with lymph node metastases were treated at the University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands. The survival rate was 54% and the average duration of follow-up was 78 months (range 47-132). Important clinical variables for survival were investigated(More)
One hundred ninety-one patients with advanced epithelial ovarian carcinoma were treated with either a combination of doxorubicin and a five-day course of cisplatin alternating with cyclophosphamide and hexamethylmelamine orally for 14 days (CHAP-5) or cyclophosphamide and cisplatin both administered intravenously (IV) on a single day at 3-week intervals(More)