René van Helvoirt

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Radiotherapy is used to palliate pelvic symptoms of castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, magnitude and time course of effects and toxicities are poorly documented. Study aims were to evaluate changes in patient-reported target symptoms (TS), health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and toxicity following palliative(More)
UNLABELLED Hexachlorobenzene-induced porphyria is iron dependent and characterized by the decreased activity of uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase and the accumulation of porphyrins in the liver. To examine the relationship between iron and porphyrins in liver tissue, we performed a biochemical and morphological (histological, ultrastructural and(More)
The concurrent administration of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy in breast cancer treatment might lead to an increased incidence of side-effects. In this prospective, non-randomised, comparative study, the acute toxicity of radiotherapy alone (RT) and radiotherapy concurrent with doxorubicin-cyclophosphamide (AC/RT) and radiotherapy concurrent with(More)
There is limited high-quality research investigating the efficacy of palliative radiation (PPR) with regard to symptoms and quality of life (QOL) among cancer patients with pelvic soft tissue tumors. As a result, clinicians are left with mainly retrospective studies, without reliable data on which to base treatment decisions. As a first step of a subsequent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Palliative pelvic radiotherapy (PPRT) is used to treat locally advanced rectal cancer (RC) although symptomatic effects and toxicities are poorly documented. Aims were to evaluate symptom severity, quality of life (QOL) and toxicity after PPRT. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-one patients with symptomatic primary or recurrent RC(More)
In embalmed preparations, the antebrachial fascia in the lateral elbow region is shown to be deformed by load application to the triceps muscle. From this fascia, muscles arise which are primarily concerned with the extension of wrist and fingers. In the case of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), the superficial site of attachment of these extensors at(More)
BACKGROUND High-grade glioma is a primary malignant brain tumour which affects about 200 Norwegian patients each year. Diagnosis and treatment of high-grade gliomas in adults has been reviewed. MATERIAL AND METHODS The article is based on recent literature retrieved through a non-systematic search in PubMed and the authors' experience with the patient(More)
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