Katrien Naessens

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Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) is now the standard of care in assessment of patients with clinically staged T1-2, N0 breast cancers. This study investigates whether there is a maximum number of sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) that need to be excised without compromising the false-negative (FN) rate of this procedure. Data were prospectively collected for 319(More)
The purpose of this investigation is the coating of powders in a fluidised bed. A 2n factorial design is developed in order to find the experimental conditions with the greatest influence on the quality of the coating. Therefore experiments are performed on lactose 80 mesh, taken as a model substance, with cellulose acetate phthalate as the coating(More)
BACKGROUND A large proportion of people with advanced cancer will experience moderate to severe pain. Tapentadol is a novel, centrally acting analgesic medicine acting at the μ-opioid receptor and inhibiting noradrenaline reuptake. The efficacy of tapentadol is stated to be comparable to morphine and oxycodone. OBJECTIVES To assess the analgesic efficacy(More)
OBJECTIVES To report the results of a combined case series analysis of subcutaneous levetiracetam (Keppra) for the management of seizures in palliative care patients. METHODS A comprehensive literature review on the use of subcutaneous levetiracetam was performed, and these data were combined with a prospective observational audit of its use in terminal(More)
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