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OBJECTIVE The Union of National European Pediatric Societies and Associations recognized the lack of information regarding demography of delivery of care and training for the doctors who care for children in Europe. Therefore, the Union of National European Pediatric Societies and Associations studied factors and explanations for the variation between(More)
Distress in cancer patients is common. In the last years, several studies have used the single-item Distress Thermometer (DT) as a screening tool for psychological distress in cancer patients. The primary objective of this study was to determine the optimal cutoff score on the DT for detecting psychological distress in cancer patients attending a(More)
BACKGROUND Members of the European Society of Paediatric Nephrology (ESPN) initiated a study of the demography and policy of paediatric renal care among European countries at the end of the 20th century. METHODS A questionnaire was mailed to the presidents of each of 43 national renal paediatric societies or working groups in Europe. Data on each(More)
The Union of National European Paediatric Societies and Associations was founded in 1976 in Rotterdam. Thirty years later, the authors—former presidents and secretaries general—present a retrospective on the activities and achievements of UNEPSA. In 2006, 36 of 46 (78%) European countries, including some countries of the former Soviet Union, were members of(More)
Children with special needs have medical, educational, social and emotional needs which are significantly greater than the average needs of their healthy peers. They and their families have to struggle with the physical, economical and emotional burden imposed on them by their special needs. The role of primary physicians is to lead a team that is capable(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop and implement locally tailored pediatric admission guidelines for use in a pediatric emergency department and evaluate the appropriateness of admissions based on these guidelines. METHODOLOGY Our Study was based on the development of admission guidelines by senior physicians, using the Delphi Consensus Process, for use in the(More)
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