Stefanie I. C. Kerkhof

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In an observational prospective study, feasibility and outcomes of a dedicated multidisciplinary rehabilitation program (HNR) for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients were evaluated. HRQoL was assessed before and after HNR with EORTC C30 and H&N-35 QoL questionnaires in 52 consecutive patients. Initial HRQoL scores were compared with EORTC reference scores(More)
In three alcoholic patients, two men aged 30 and 42, and a woman aged 52, hepatitis was diagnosed after the use of disulfiram. In all cases, there was a close temporal relationship between the occurrence of symptoms and disulfiram intake. Other possible causes were excluded. The 30-year-old man died from liver damage. Biopsy showed massive hepatic necrosis(More)
Two women, aged 27 and 42 years, both born in Surinam and both suffering from heterozygous thalassemia, developed cholestatic hepatitis three and two weeks respectively after the start of a two-day course of thiabendazol for Strongyloides stercoralis infection. Other causes of cholestasis were unlikely in view of the results of blood tests, echography and(More)
A 70-year-old woman suffering from atrial fibrillation was treated with amiodarone, but developed acute respiratory failure necessitating mechanical ventilation for four weeks. Pulmonary function remained restrictively impaired after weaning from the ventilation, due to pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary toxicity is a well-known adverse reaction to amiodarone,(More)
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