Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, January 20th, 2006
"The authors analyzed changes in depression and contemporary functional states by using valid tools in a population-based study sample during a 1-year follow-up period," researchers in Finland reported.
"The study population consisted of 77 patients with a solitary primary brain tumor treated surgically at the Oulu Clinic for neurosurgery. Each patient's depressive status, according to the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and functional outcome, based on the Karnofsky Performance Scale (KPS), were evaluated before the tumor was surgically treated as well as 3 months and 1 year after surgery,"...
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