Wilma A Oranje

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BACKGROUND Treatment and follow-up care procedures of thyroid cancer impose great challenges on survivors and could potentially affect their health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS Two authors systematically reviewed the available literature on HRQoL of thyroid cancer survivors. A PubMed literature search for original articles published until(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were (i) to obtain insight into the prevalence of fatigue among short- and long-term thyroid cancer (TC) survivors, by comparing a sample of TC survivors with an age- and sex-matched normative population, and (ii) to investigate which demographic, clinical, and TC-specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL)(More)
ABSTRACT: Renal function was measured during the first 4 postnatal days in 9 preterm neonates (gestational age 26.2 to 31 wk) exposed to indomethacin during the last 2 days of pregnancy (group I). The data were compared to those obtained from nine control neonates (gestational age 28 to 34.5 wk) (group II). Five of the nine neonates in group I were markedly(More)
BACKGROUND Given the longevity of thyroid cancer patients, any impairment in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) during the follow-up period is of considerable concern. Therefore, the first aim of this study was to assess (thyroid cancer specific) HRQoL among long-term thyroid cancer survivors and to compare this with the HRQoL of an age- and sex-matched(More)
BACKGROUND Macrovascular disease is the leading cause of death in diabetes. The increased risk of atherosclerosis in diabetes may be partly explained by increased lipid peroxidation. METHODS We assessed lipid peroxidation in subjects with type 2 diabetes with (n = 23) and without (n = 23) macrovascular complications versus healthy age-matched controls (n(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to provide insight into the following: (a) the perceived level of, satisfaction with, and helpfulness of received information and unmet information needs among thyroid cancer (TC) survivors and (b) the relation between unmet information needs and impact of cancer (IOC). METHODS All patients diagnosed with TC(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress in diabetes increases lipid peroxidation, which stimulates the development of atherosclerosis. METHODS We investigated in a 3-month placebo-controlled study with 19 normocholesterolemic type 2 diabetic patients whether treatment with 10-mg atorvastatin influenced antioxidants and reduced LDL oxidizability, assessed by in vitro(More)