Michel van Agthoven

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BACKGROUND The clinical results of radiotherapy and endoscopic cordectomy for T1a glottic carcinoma are reported to be similar, but costs of both treatments may differ. Therefore, we retrospectively evaluated the costs, voice quality, quality of life, and clinical results of both treatments. METHODS Costs and effects from the first visit up to 2 years of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether the relative dose-intensity of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) chemotherapy could be improved by prophylactic administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in elderly patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients aged 65 to 90 years(More)
A prospective randomised phase III study in patients < or =65 years old with previously untreated multiple myeloma (MM), intensive chemotherapy followed by myeloablative chemotherapy and autologous stem-cell rescue was compared with intensive chemotherapy alone. This economic evaluation was based on detailed data from patient charts and hospital information(More)
This study presents an overview of costs of a chemoradiation protocol in head and neck cancer patients and an analysis of whether prevention of acute toxicity with amifostine results in a reduction to costs. Fifty-four patients treated with weekly paclitaxel concomitant with radiation were randomised for treatment with subcutaneously administered amifostine(More)
In the last decade, several new promising treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) have been developed. Healthcare costs are increasing and new treatments tend to be very expensive; therefore, information about the cost effectiveness in treatments for CLL is urgently needed. The authors performed a literature review on the currently available(More)
The cost-effectiveness of autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) compared with autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) for refractory or relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) or Morbus Hodgkin (MH) was assessed. Costs were determined from the induction chemotherapy regimen up to 3 months after discharge from hospital following(More)
The present study analysed whether autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PSCT) improves engraftment, quality of life and cost-effectiveness when compared with autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT). Relapsing progressive lymphoma patients (n = 204; non-Hodgkin's lymphoma n = 166; Hodgkin's disease n = 38) were, after induction(More)
A cost-utility analysis has been performed comparing taxanes, vinorelbine and standard therapy for metastatic breast cancer considering clinical efficacy, quality-adjusted-life-years (QALYs) and costs. A decision model has been built. Clinical efficacy data were collected by literature review. Utility data and cost data were collected from previous studies(More)
BACKGROUND Costs of inpatient days in hospitals are frequently the main drivers of total treatment costs, and their unit cost can markedly affect the outcomes of an economic evaluation. In many countries, the availability of unit cost data is limited and unit costs are often based on data from hospitals participating in clinical trials. OBJECTIVE To(More)
In this double blind randomized placebo controlled clinical trial of filgrastim in chronic sinusitus, we analyzed costs of a 24-week interval in which filgrastim was administered. Since we hypothesized that the scheduled preventive visits within the trial might cause savings as compared to the regular situation in which these patients have a strong tendency(More)