Alexander de Graeff
Affiliation: University Medical Center Utrecht
Country: The Netherlands
- Dexamethasone for the prevention of a pain flare after palliative radiotherapy for painful bone metastases: a multicenter double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trialPaulien G Westhoff
Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, Q, 00, 118 Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht 3584 CX, Netherlands
BMC Cancer 14:347. 2014..The aim of this trial is to study the effectiveness of dexamethasone to prevent a pain flare after palliative radiotherapy for painful bone metastases and to determine the optimal dose schedule...
- [Malnutrition in patients with cancer]Alexander de Graeff
UMC Utrecht, afd Medische Oncologie, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 156:A4911. 2012..Patients who are at an advanced stage of cancer and cancer patients who are anorexic or lose weight can be treated with megastrol acetate...
- Palliative sedation therapy in the last weeks of life: a literature review and recommendations for standardsAlexander de Graeff
Department of Medical Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, F 02 126 Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Palliat Med 10:67-85. 2007..Palliative sedation therapy (PST) is a controversial issue. There is a need for internationally accepted definitions and standards...
- [The role of consultation in palliative sedation in the central region of the Netherlands]A de Graeff
Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Interne Geneeskunde, Huispost F 02 126, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 152:2346-50. 2008..To gain insight into the role of consultation in palliative sedation...
- Gender-related needs and preferences in cancer care indicate the need for an individualized approach to cancer patientsHester Wessels
Department of Medical Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Oncologist 15:648-55. 2010..Improving quality of care for cancer patients requires insight into their specific wishes, needs, and preferences concerning cancer care. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of gender on cancer patients' needs and preferences...
- Symptom prevalence in patients with incurable cancer: a systematic reviewSaskia C C M Teunissen
Department of Medical Oncology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Pain Symptom Manage 34:94-104. 2007..Proper attention to symptom burden and suffering should be the basis for individually tailored treatment aimed at improving or maintaining quality of life of patients in their last period of life...
- Symptoms tell it all: a systematic review of the value of symptom assessment to predict survival in advanced cancer patientsMarija Trajkovic-Vidakovic
Department of Medical Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 84:130-48. 2012..To determine the prognostic meaning of symptoms in patients with advanced cancer...
- Are health care professionals able to judge cancer patients' health care preferences correctly? A cross-sectional studyHester Wessels
1Department of Corporate Communications, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3508 GA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
BMC Health Serv Res 10:198. 2010..We also examined whether there were gender differences between health care professionals with regard to the degree in which they can estimate patients' preferences correctly...
- Prognostic significance of symptoms of hospitalised advanced cancer patientsSaskia C Teunissen
Department of Medical Oncology, University Medical Centre, F02 126, P O Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Eur J Cancer 42:2510-6. 2006..To assess the prognostic value of symptoms in hospitalised advanced cancer patients...
- Euthanasia and depression: a prospective cohort study among terminally ill cancer patientsMarije L van der Lee
Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty Social Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Clin Oncol 23:6607-12. 2005..To study the association between depression and the incidence of explicit requests for euthanasia in terminally ill cancer patients...