Ruediger Krech

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The goal of this study was to identify the symptoms of patients with advanced cancer. One hundred consecutive patients referred to the Palliative Care Service at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation were studied using a standard tool that included questions on 38 specific symptoms. The most common symptoms were pain, weight loss, and anorexia. Significant(More)
Migration of health workers from lowand middle-income countries (LMICs) to high-income countries is one of the most controversial aspects of globalization, having attracted considerable attention in the health policy discourse at both the technical and political level [1]. Some countries (e.g., the Philippines [2]) train health workers to export them(More)
703 The call on governments to address the major challenge of health inequities which are determined by the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, is not new. The Commission on Social Determinants of Health worked on this. Its report re-enforces the message from the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, which itself was(More)
Health has moved up on the political agendas of most governments around the globe. The interdependence of economic, environmental and social conditions and health is increasingly understood. In turn, the experiences in health promotion with building healthy public policies become more important. Future "health in all policies" efforts, however, need to(More)
Data presented at the United Nations Summit in September in New York has revealed that many countries are unlikely to achieve all the health targets of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. 1 The simultaneous and interrelated challenges of poverty, health, food security, energy, the global economic crisis and climate change should be viewed by the(More)
Editorials 622 The large number of cases and wide geographical spread distinguish the current 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa from all known earlier outbreaks. 1 In the past, outbreaks of this disease have been stopped by identifying all cases, tracing all contacts and making sure that those caring for patients use correct protective(More)
We describe the symptoms, physical findings, treatment interventions, risk factors, and length of survival in persons with pancreatic cancer referred to a palliative care service (PCS) in a tertiary care facility. Data were collected prospectively over a 2-yr period using a standard clinical assessment tool in 39 patients with unresectable pancreatic(More)