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Surgery for esophageal cancer offers the hope of cure but might impair quality of life. The operation removes tumors obstructing the esophagus but frequently leaves patients with eating difficulties, leading to weight loss. Maintaining or increasing body weight is important to many patients, both as a means of returning to "normal" and as a means of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' views are becoming increasingly important in the current health system. They provide information on effectiveness of healthcare and how it may be improved. This study aimed to measure patients' satisfaction with care received for treatment of oesophageal and gastric cancer, and to identify areas that contribute most to overall(More)
Quality of life (QL) is an important outcome measure within clinical trials. This paper describes the development of a QL module for patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) to supplement the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) core QL questionnaire, the EORTC QLQ-C30. Phases 1-3 of the EORTC QL Group(More)
Oxytocin release was measured in a perifusion system from microdissected supraoptic (SO) and paraventricular (PV) nuclei of ovariectomised female rats. An initial period of electrical stimulation (S1) applied through a pair of platinum electrodes evoked an increase in peptide release, however, subsequent periods of stimulation (S2, S3, S4) were increasingly(More)
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