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INTRODUCTION The EORTC Quality of Life (QL) Group has developed a questionnaire -the EORTC QLQ-CR29- for evaluating QL in colorectal cancer. The aim of this study is to assess the psychometric properties of the EORTC QLQCR29 when applied to a sample of Spanish patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-four locally advanced rectal cancer patients in the(More)
OBJECTIVES The EORTC Quality of Life (QL) Group has developed a questionnaire, the EORTC QLQ-PR25, for evaluating QL in prostate cancer. The aim of this study is to assess the psychometric properties of the EORTC QLQPR25 when applied to a sample of Spanish patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and thirty-seven prostate cancer patients with localised(More)
OBJECTIVES The EORTC Quality of Life (QL) Group has developed a questionnaire (the EORTC IN-PATSAT32) to assess the satisfaction of cancer inpatients with hospitalbased care. In this study we assess the psychometric properties of the EORTC IN-PATSAT32 applied to a sample of Spanish patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty cancer patients with different(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of decayed, missing, and filled teeth among federal male prisoners (aged 21-75) in the US Penitentiary. Leavenworth, Kansas, and to assess the impact of age, race, number of years incarcerated, and number of visits to the prison dentist on these parameters of oral health. Inmates (n = 191) were(More)
OBJECTIVES The EORTC OUT-PATSAT35 RT questionnaire evaluates the satisfaction with care (SC) expressed by cancer outpatients treated with radiotherapy. In this study we assess the psychometric properties of the OUT-PATSAT35 RT when applied to a sample of Spanish patients. METHODS A total of 100 patients with different tumor sites completed the EORTC core(More)
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) represents one of the greatest technical innovations in modern radiotherapy. Its capacity of achieving treatments with the dose conforming largely to the irradiated area makes it possible to treat volumes close to organs at risk with great safety These characteristics make it an ideal technique for studies,(More)
Quality of life (QL) is a key outcome for advanced disease cancer patients. The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) has developed the QLQ-C15-PAL questionnaire, a short version of the QLQ-C30 for palliative care. The aim of the present study is to validate the QLQ-C15-PAL for use with Spanish patients with bone metastasis. For(More)
Reported here is the case of a patient with a superficial bladder tumor who developed pancytopenia, miliary nodular pattern pneumonitis and noncaseating granuloma in bone marrow after receiving intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Gu rin (BCG) instillations. Late detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex-deoxyribonucleic acid (MTC-DNA) in a respiratory(More)
In the last twenty years the extraordinary rise of information technology has made possible key technological developments at the service of precision in radiotherapy treatments: in obtaining three-dimensional images, in systems planning and in radiation units. Thus in less than two decades there progress has been made from radiotherapy in two dimensions(More)
Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for 13% of all lung tumours. The standard treatment in patients with limited-stage disease is radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. In extensive SCLC, the importance of consolidation thoracic radiotherapy in patients with a good treatment response has become increasingly recognized. In both limited and extensive(More)