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The EORTC Quality of Life Study Group has developed a questionnaire for evaluating Quality of Life in international clinical trials: QLQ-C30. The purpose of the present work is to validate the third version of this questionnaire (3.0) for use in Spain. Two hundred and one head and neck cancer patients completed the QLQ-C30 at one or two time points during(More)
PURPOSE Chemoradiotherapy is becoming an alternative to radical cystectomy among patients with muscle invading bladder cancer. We began a prospective study in 1988 to determine the possibilities of conservative treatment and aiming to improve the results obtained by cystectomy alone in invasive bladder cancer. A combination of methotrexate, vinblastine,(More)
Objectives: This study aims to analyse how a wide group of clinical, social, demographic and psychological factors are related to both physical and mental quality of life in HIV+ patients. Design: A cross-sectional study was carried out of 320 HIV+ patients in antiretroviral treatment who attended infectious diseases units in four hospitals in the region of(More)
INTRODUCTION COPD is a disease whose gravity is underestimated by doctors and patients. The development of acute exacerbations (AE) accelerates the progression of the disease and leads to increased financial costs, notably on account of hospitalisation. MATERIALS AND METHODS An observational prospective study will be undertaken based on a cohort of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the performance of the PAMG-1 and fFN tests using real-world data for the prediction of spontaneous preterm delivery (sPTD) in patients presenting to an emergency obstetrical unit with threatened preterm labour (PTL) by conducting a retrospective audit of patient medical records over two different one-year time periods during which(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B viral load testing is essential to treatment and monitoring decisions in patients with chronic Hepatitis B. Beckman Coulter has developed the VERIS HBV Assay (Veris) for use on the fully automated DxN VERIS Molecular Diagnostics System.1 OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical performance of the Veris HBV Assay at multiple EU(More)
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