Gerhild Becker

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Do religious or spiritual beliefs influence bereavement? A systematic review
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Palliat Med 21:207-17. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint ["Medical futility": the doctor caught between the demands for and the limitations of treatment]
    G Becker
    Abteilung Innere Medizin II, Medizinische Universitatsklinik, Freiburg i Br
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 129:1694-7. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Religious belief as a coping strategy: an explorative trial in patients irradiated for head-and-neck cancer
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine II, University Clinic, Freiburg, Germany
    Strahlenther Onkol 182:270-6. 2006
  4. doi request reprint [Survey of potential improvements during the course of the radiotherapy treatment--a patient questionnaire]
    Felix Momm
    Klinik fur Strahlenheilkunde, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg i Br, Germany
    Strahlenther Onkol 187:750-6. 2011
  5. pmc Planning training seminars in palliative care: a cross-sectional survey on the preferences of general practitioners and nurses in Austria
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine II, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Med Educ 10:43. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care in hospital: current practice and potentials for improvement
    Gerhild Becker
    Departments of Medicine II, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:711-9. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Boswellia serrata acts on cerebral edema in patients irradiated for brain tumors: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot trial
    Simon Kirste
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Cancer 117:3788-95. 2011
  8. pmc Four minutes for a patient, twenty seconds for a relative - an observational study at a university hospital
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine II, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:94. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients
    Carola Xander
    German Cochrane Centre, Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD008320. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Novel opioid antagonists for opioid-induced bowel dysfunction and postoperative ileus
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Palliative Care, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Lancet 373:1198-206. 2009

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Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Do religious or spiritual beliefs influence bereavement? A systematic review
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Palliat Med 21:207-17. 2007
    ..Responses to bereavement may be influenced by characteristics such as age or gender, but also by factors like culture and religion...
  2. ncbi request reprint ["Medical futility": the doctor caught between the demands for and the limitations of treatment]
    G Becker
    Abteilung Innere Medizin II, Medizinische Universitatsklinik, Freiburg i Br
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 129:1694-7. 2004
    ..Secondly, who should determine when a treatment is futile. In this article we summarize the debate about futility and discuss the relevance of this concept...
  3. ncbi request reprint Religious belief as a coping strategy: an explorative trial in patients irradiated for head-and-neck cancer
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine II, University Clinic, Freiburg, Germany
    Strahlenther Onkol 182:270-6. 2006
    ..To explore the role of religious belief in coping with disease symptoms and treatment-related side effects in patients with head-and-neck cancer under radiotherapy...
  4. doi request reprint [Survey of potential improvements during the course of the radiotherapy treatment--a patient questionnaire]
    Felix Momm
    Klinik fur Strahlenheilkunde, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg, Freiburg i Br, Germany
    Strahlenther Onkol 187:750-6. 2011
    ..g., additional safety checks) during their daily therapy. It was the aim of this study to systematically ask patients about potential improvements during the course of radiotherapy treatment from their own perspective...
  5. pmc Planning training seminars in palliative care: a cross-sectional survey on the preferences of general practitioners and nurses in Austria
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine II, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Med Educ 10:43. 2010
    ..Training in palliative care is frequently requested by health care professionals. However, little is known in detail about the subject matters and the educational preferences of physicians and staff or assistant nurses in this field...
  6. ncbi request reprint End-of-life care in hospital: current practice and potentials for improvement
    Gerhild Becker
    Departments of Medicine II, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:711-9. 2007
    ..These data highlight the need for systematic strategies to monitor patients' needs and to improve quality of care, especially during the last four days before death...
  7. doi request reprint Boswellia serrata acts on cerebral edema in patients irradiated for brain tumors: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot trial
    Simon Kirste
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Cancer 117:3788-95. 2011
    ..To investigate the activity of Boswellia serrata (BS) in radiotherapy-related edema, we conducted a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, pilot trial...
  8. pmc Four minutes for a patient, twenty seconds for a relative - an observational study at a university hospital
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine II, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:94. 2010
    ..This study aimed to investigate how much time physicians at hospital wards spend on communication with patients and their families and how much time they spend on other specific work tasks...
  9. doi request reprint Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients
    Carola Xander
    German Cochrane Centre, Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD008320. 2013
    ..The pathogenesis of pruritus is complex and not fully elucidated. Thus, it is still very difficult to treat pruritus effectively. Evidence-based treatment approaches are needed...
  10. doi request reprint Novel opioid antagonists for opioid-induced bowel dysfunction and postoperative ileus
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Palliative Care, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Lancet 373:1198-206. 2009
    ..Further research should assess the effectiveness and safety of these drugs in clinical practice...
  11. doi request reprint Stereotactic fractionated radiotherapy for Klatskin tumours
    Felix Momm
    University Hospital Freiburg, Department of Radiation Oncology, Freiburg i Br, Germany
    Radiother Oncol 95:99-102. 2010
    ..6/13 patients received additional chemotherapy before or after SFRT...
  12. ncbi request reprint Peripherally acting opioid antagonists in the treatment of opiate-related constipation: a systematic review
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:547-65. 2007
    ..Further research is needed. If future Phase III trials provide supportive data, opioid antagonists may become a standard therapeutic option for the treatment of opiate-related constipation in patients with advanced cancer...
  13. ncbi request reprint Long-acting octreotide versus placebo for treatment of advanced HCC: a randomized controlled double-blind study
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Medicine II, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Hepatology 45:9-15. 2007
    ..05 (95% CI 0.71-1.55; P = 0.83). The CLIP score seems to predict survival better than both Okuda and CTP score...
  14. doi request reprint Terminally ill patients as customers: the patient's perspective
    Katharina Seibel
    Department of Palliative Care, Medical Center University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Palliat Med 17:11-7. 2014
    ..Vulnerable contexts and the patient's perspective on being a customer remain relatively unexplored. The present study addresses this research gap by analyzing terminally ill patients' views on being customers...
  15. ncbi request reprint Competency and educational needs in palliative care
    Gerhild Becker
    Palliative Care Research Group, University Hospital of Freiburg, Freiburg i Br, Germany
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 119:112-6. 2007
    ..To explore general practitioners' (GPs') and nurses' self assessment of professional education, competency and educational needs in palliative care...
  16. ncbi request reprint Malignant ascites: systematic review and guideline for treatment
    Gerhild Becker
    Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital of Freiburg, Hugstetter Str 55, D 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cancer 42:589-97. 2006
    ..The available data about diuretics in treatment of malignant ascites are controversial. The use of diuretics therefore should be considered in all patients, but has to be evaluated individually...
  17. ncbi request reprint Is older age associated with a worse prognosis due to different patterns of care? A long-term study of 1346 patients with glioblastomas or brain metastases
    Johannes Lutterbach
    Department of Radiotherapy, Cancer Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Cancer 103:1234-44. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to find out whether the worse prognosis of older patients with primary or metastatic brain tumors can be explained by different patterns of care compared with younger patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Acute effect of a soy protein-rich meal-replacement application on renal parameters in patients with the metabolic syndrome
    Peter Deibert
    University Hospital, Department of Rehabilitative and Preventive Sports Medicine, Freiburg, Germany
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 20:527-34. 2011
    ..This study evaluates glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and renal plasma flow (RPF) in patients with the metabolic syndrome and healthy controls after ingestion of different amounts of soy protein...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Palliative care: the demand and the realization]
    G Becker
    Abteilung Innere Medizin II, Medizinische Universitatsklinik, Freiburg i Br
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 128:2209-12. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint [Palliative medicine content in German-language medical textbooks]
    G Becker
    Abteilung Innere Medizin II, Universitatsklinikum Freiburg, Germany
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 132:256-60. 2007
    ..We analysed the quantity and quality of information on end-of-life care given in German textbooks on different medical disciplines...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Participation of radiotherapy in interdisciplinary palliative care units--challenge and chance]
    Felix Momm
    Abteilung für Strahlenheilkunde, Radiologische Universitatsklinik, Freiburg i Br
    Strahlenther Onkol 180:73-7. 2004
    ..In Germany, a sufficient system of palliative care does not exist. Possibilities for participation of radiooncologists in the further development of this promising part of medical action are reported...