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The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30: a quality-of-life instrument for use in international clinical trials in oncology.
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The reliability and validity of the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire were highly consistent across the three language-cultural groups studied: patients from English-speaking countries, Northern Europe, and Southern Europe.
Systematic review of the problems and issues of accessing specialist palliative care by patients, carers and health and social care professionals
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There is a need to improve education and knowledge about specialist palliative care and hospice care amongst health and social care professionals, patients and carers and standardized referral criteria need to be developed.
Pet ownership and human health: a brief review of evidence and issues
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The current evidence for a link between pet ownership and human health is examined and the importance of understanding the role of pets in people's lives is discussed.
Older people's views about home as a place of care at the end of life
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Findings run counter to assumptions that the medicalised, institutional death cannot be a ‘good death’, and efforts made to examine how institutional deaths can take on a more meaningful quality are examined.
Managing passengers with stable respiratory disease planning air travel: British Thoracic Society recommendations
This article summarises the key points from the 2011 British Thoracic Society (BTS) recommendations on managing passengers with respiratory disease planning air travel. The guidance aims to provide
Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study of eicosapentaenoic acid diester in patients with cancer cachexia.
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The results indicate no statistically significant benefit from single agent EPA in the treatment of cancer cachexia and future studies should concentrate on other agents or combination regimens.
A randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, double-dummy, parallel-group study to determine the safety and efficacy of oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablets in patients with
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This study confirms that OXN PR is well tolerated and efficacious in cancer pain patients and results are in line with those seen in non-malignant pain patients.
The EORTC Core Quality-of-Life Questionnaire: Interim Results of an International Field Study *
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