Tamar EC Nijsten

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Melanoma can be considered an emerging chronic disease that may considerably affect patients' lives. The authors systematically reviewed the available literature on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and melanoma. Of reviews and the selected studies, reference lists were hand-searched. The quality of the eligible studies was appraised based on 14(More)
Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis are undertreated. To solve this persistent problem, the consensus programme was performed to define goals for treatment of plaque psoriasis with systemic therapy and to improve patient care. An expert consensus meeting and a collaborative Delphi procedure were carried out. Nineteen dermatologists from different(More)
BACKGROUND eHealth potentially enhances quality of care and may reduce health care costs. However, a review of systematic reviews published in 2010 concluded that high-quality evidence on the benefits of eHealth interventions was still lacking. OBJECTIVE We conducted a systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the(More)
Objective Failure to correct for lifestyle in routinely collected data may lead to the healthy user or healthy adherer bias, because patients who initiate or adhere to preventive therapy (e.g. statins) may have a healthier lifestyle than patients who do not use or adhere to statins, respectively. We aimed to assess if there is a difference in lifestyle(More)
Preclinical data showed anticancer effects of statins in melanoma, but meta-analyses could not demonstrate a reduced melanoma incidence in statin users. Rather than preventing occurrence, statins might reduce growth and metastatic spread of melanomas and ultimately improve survival. In this population-based study, we investigated the relationship between(More)
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