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A retrovirus which encodes β-galactosidase was used to infect embryonic rat striatal cells before grafting these cells into the lesioned adult rat striatum. Examination of the grafts after long term survival (8 months) revealed that a few small and large cells expressed large amounts of bacterial β-galactosidase activity. The larger diameter cells were(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the demographics, presenting signs and symptoms, morbidity, and mortality of emergency department patients with drug screen results positive for benzoylecgonine ester (BE; a cocaine metabolite) and those positive for BE and alcohol. METHODS We carried out a retrospective cohort study, in a university-affiliated community(More)
Pain is one of the most frequent and most distressing symptoms in the course of cancer. The management of pain in cancer patients is based on the concept of the World Health Organization (WHO) analgesic ladder and was recently updated with the EAPC (European Association for Palliative Care) recommendations. Cancer pain may be relieved effectively with(More)
Traditionally focusing on terminally ill cancer patients, palliative care services have recently attempted to involve patients with other chronic, life - threatening diseases, e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this group of patients both quality of life and life expectancy is poor. Unfortunately, patients with COPD don't receive adequate(More)
The study was focused on the influence of the kinesitherapy on fatigue and the quality of life in the terminal hospice cancer patients. Forty-nine patients were included into the study and divided into experimental group A (with kinesitherapy) with 30 subjects and control group B (without kinesitherapy) with 19 subjects. Patients from group A did the(More)
Anxiety is an unpleasant emotion affecting patients with cancer, and there are various ways of coping with it. Little is known about the relationship between the anxiety level and physical, somatic or spiritual (e.g. religiousness) factors in breast cancer patients at different stages of the disease. The purpose of the study was to assess the intensity of(More)
UNLABELLED The aim was to investigate whether there is a relationship between strategy of coping with end-stage disease and cancer-related fatigue. The study was conducted using the Rotterdam Symptom Checklist, Brief Fatigue Inventory, and Mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer scale to specify patient's strategy of coping. Finally, 51 hospice care patients with(More)
The impact of both endogenous and exogenous opioids on the endocrine system has been known for many years. With the increased use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, the research focuses mainly on their effects on the endocrine system in patients with chronic non-malignant pain. Despite the wide dissemination of cancer, there has been little research on(More)
Introduction: Insect venom allergy (IVA) is related to a higher risk of life-threatening anaphylactic reactions, resulting in decreased quality of life (QoL). Aim: The aim of the study is to: (1) assess the QoL, anxiety and depression among patients treated with venom immunotherapy (VIT) and influence of VIT on the QoL, (2) compare patients with improvement(More)
Fatigue is often related to cancer, and is related to its treatment. Fatigue is the most commonly reported side effect of cancer treatment. It differs from fatigue induced by other causes, because doesn't decrease after period of rest. The fatigue reported by cancer patients is usually described as an unusual, excessive, whole-body experience that is(More)