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Name: Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
We investigated the quality of life (QOL) impact of post-radiation therapy (RT) superselective/selective neck dissection after de-intensified chemoradiation for human papillomavirus-associated orophar...
For patients treated with palliative radiation, we examined the association between life expectancy predictions by radiation oncologists and aggressive end-of-life care.
Phenylketonuria (PKU) has a very high prevalence throughout the world. Nowadays, number of studies about impact of this metabolic disease on patients increasing. The aim of our study is to examine PKU...
Untreated dental caries is a persistent oral problem among preschool children. Although there is vast evidence regarding the impact of dental caries on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in ...
The objective for this study was to combine drinking characteristics and two subjective measures, drinker identity and alcohol-related quality of life, i.e., negative impact of alcohol on quality of l...
This study is being done with a new therapy called "Selective Internal Radiation Therapy" (known as SIRT). Radiation is an effective treatment for destroying tumors. It is widely used in c...
RATIONALE: Internal radiation therapy uses radioactive material placed directly into or near a tumor to kill tumor cells. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the side effects and how...
RATIONALE: Specialized internal radiation therapy that delivers a high dose of radiation directly to the tumor may kill more tumor cells and cause less damage to normal tissue. PURPOSE: T...
Radiation enteritis is one of the most feared complications after abdominal or pelvic radiation therapy.The gut microbiota is considered to constitute a "microbial organ" which has pivotal...
RATIONALE: Internal radiation uses radioactive material placed directly into or near a tumor to kill tumor cells. Giving internal radiation therapy using a special radiation therapy device...
A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, QUALITY OF LIFE, etc. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)