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Oncology February 2020 Edition

The Assessment Of Capacity Limitations

This study states that Insurers frequently commission medical experts to estimate the degree of the remaining work capacity (RWC) in claimants for disability benefits. The social functioning scale Mini-ICF-APP allows for a rating of activity and participation...

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Traditionally tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) have an important place in treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). Today, often other antidepressant medications are considered as first step in the pharmacological treatment of MDD, mainly because they are...

Sensitivity And Concurrent Validity

Euthymia is characterized by the lack of mood disorders, the presence of positive affects, psychological flexibility and well-being, a unifying outlook on life, and resistance to stress. The Euthymia Scale (ES) is a 10-item self-rating clinimetric index assessing...

Measuring Clinical Outcomes In Children

This study evaluates that It is unclear how to best measure the complex symptom presentation of pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS). Well-characterized participants of a 2–5 year follow-up study (n = 34; 56% male) underwent clinical evaluations and...

A Comparison Of The Mini-Mental State Examination

This study aims at determining The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) are the most commonly used scales to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in population-based epidemiologic studies. However, their comparison on...

Introducing Point-Of-Care Ultrasound

The aim of this study is to determine how Point-of-care ultrasonography (PoCUS) is increasingly used across the medical field. PoCUS is also being implemented in general practice despite a lack of clinical guidelines and training programs for general practitioners...

Infection With SARS-CoV-2

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused a pandemic threat of public health during the last month causing more than 10 million infections and 500 000 deceased patients worldwide. Nevertheless, data about risk of infection for health care...

Evaluation Of General Practitioners

This study states that Handheld single-lead electrocardiograms (1L-ECG) present a welcome addition to the diagnostic arsenal of general practitioners (GPs). However, little is known about GPs’ 1L-ECG interpretation skills, and thus its reliability in real-world...

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