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Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224177/thinking-about-one-s-own-death-after-prostate-cancer-diagnosis
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Thordis K Thorsteinsdottir, Heiddis Valdimarsdottir, Johan Stranne, Ulrica Wilderäng, Eva Haglind, Gunnar Steineck
BACKGROUND: Prostate-cancer diagnosis increases the risk for psychiatric morbidity and suicide. Thoughts about one's own death could indicate need for psychiatric care among men with localized prostate cancer. We studied the prevalence and predictors of thoughts about own death among men with prostate cancer. METHODS: Of the 3930 men in the prospective, multi-centre LAPPRO-trial, having radical prostatectomy, 3154 (80%) answered two study-specific questionnaires, before and three months after surgery...
December 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222598/information-needs-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-patients-and-their-parent-carers
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Maria C McCarthy, Robyn McNeil, Sarah Drew, Lisa Orme, Susan M Sawyer
PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore health-related information needs of adolescent and young adults (AYAs) and their parent-carers and to examine demographic and clinical variables associated with unmet information needs, including patient activation. METHODS: In a national cross-sectional study, 196 Australian AYAs diagnosed with cancer between 15 and 25 years and within 24 months of diagnosis and 204 parent-carers reported on total and unmet needs for cancer and health-related information...
December 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222597/incongruence-in-treatment-decision-making-is-associated-with-lower-health-related-quality-of-life-among-prostate-cancer-survivors-results-from-the-picture-study
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Frances J Drummond, Anna T Gavin, Linda Sharp
PURPOSE: We investigated associations between treatment decision making (TDM) and global health-related-quality-of-life (gHRQoL) among prostate cancer (PCa) survivors. METHODS: Postal questionnaires were sent to 6559 PCa survivors 2-18 years post-diagnosis, identified through population-based cancer registries in Ireland. The Control Preference Scale was used to investigate respondents' 'actual' and 'preferred' role in TDM. The TDM experience was considered 'congruent' when actual and preferred roles matched and 'incongruent' otherwise...
December 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209836/accuracy-of-cystatin-c-for-the-detection-of-abnormal-renal-function-in-children-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-malignancy-a-systematic-review-using-individual-patient-data
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Penny Whiting, Kate Birnie, Jonathan A C Sterne, Catherine Jameson, Rod Skinner, Bob Phillips
PURPOSE: We conducted a systematic review and individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis to examine the utility of cystatin C for evaluation of glomerular function in children with cancer. METHODS: Eligible studies evaluated the accuracy of cystatin C for detecting poor renal function in children undergoing chemotherapy. Study quality was assessed using QUADAS-2. Authors of four studies shared IPD. We calculated the correlation between log cystatin C and GFR stratified by study and measure of cystatin C...
December 6, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209835/patient-clinician-communication-among-patients-with-stage-i-lung-cancer
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Shannon M Nugent, Sara E Golden, Charles R Thomas, Mark E Deffebach, Mithran S Sukumar, Paul H Schipper, Brandon H Tieu, Drew Moghanaki, Juan Wisnivesky, Christopher Slatore
PURPOSE: Limited data exist about patient-centered communication (PCC) and patient-centered outcomes among patients who undergo surgery or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to examine the relationship between PCC and decision-making processes among NSCLC patients, using baseline data from a prospective, multicenter study. METHODS: Patients with stage 1 NSCLC completed a survey prior to treatment initiation...
December 5, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209834/breast-cancer-survivors-return-to-work-and-wage-loss-in-selected-hospitals-in-malaysia
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T T Su, M Azzani, F L Tan, S Y Loh
PURPOSE: This study aimed, firstly, to assess the determinants of return to work (RTW), secondly, to explore the amount of annual wage loss, and finally, to discover the determinants of wage loss among breast cancer (BC) survivors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used in this research. The data was collected via interview using a validated questionnaire. Logistic regression models were developed to discover the significant determinants of RTW and of wage loss among BC survivors...
December 5, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204710/chemotherapy-related-neuropathic-symptom-management-a-randomized-trial-of-an-automated-symptom-monitoring-system-paired-with-nurse-practitioner-follow-up
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Noah Allan Kolb, Albert Gordon Smith, John Robinson Singleton, Susan L Beck, Diantha Howard, Kim Dittus, Summer Karafiath, Kathi Mooney
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new care model to reduce chemotherapy-induced neuropathic symptoms. Neuropathic symptom usual care was prospectively compared to an automated symptom-monitoring and coaching system, SymptomCare@Home (SCH), which included nurse practitioner follow-up triggered by moderate to severe symptoms. METHODS: Patients beginning chemotherapy were randomized to usual care (UC) or to the SCH intervention. This sub-analysis included only taxane/platin therapies...
December 5, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204709/modality-of-exercise-influences-rate-of-decrease-in-depression-for-cancer-survivors-with-elevated-depressive-symptomatology
#8
Gregory T Levin, Kenneth M Greenwood, Favil Singh, Robert U Newton
PURPOSE: This three-arm feasibility controlled trial examined whether different exercise modalities provide reductions in depression symptoms to cancer survivors with elevated depression. METHODS: Thirty-two participants (58.9 ± 9.4 years) were allocated to a 12-week supervised exercise group (EX; n = 10), a self-managed home-based exercise group (SMHB; n = 8), or a usual care control group (CONT; n = 14). EX performed two supervised resistance and aerobic sessions per week...
December 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204708/a-systematic-literature-review-of-the-prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-supportive-care-needs-among-women-with-gynaecological-cancer-and-their-caregivers
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REVIEW
Vanessa L Beesley, Chalachew Alemayehu, Penelope M Webb
PURPOSE: This review aimed to determine the prevalence of met and unmet needs, and the risk factors for unmet needs among people affected by gynaecological cancer. METHODS: The review was undertaken using the PRISMA guidelines. Eligible studies were identified though a range of electronic databases in October and November 2016. Study quality was independently appraised by two people. RESULTS: Thirty-seven studies were included (1 review, 24 quantitative and 12 qualitative)...
December 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199362/self-management-interventions-for-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review
#10
Lauren Boland, Kathleen Bennett, Deirdre Connolly
PURPOSE: Many cancer survivors experience problems with persisting symptoms such as pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression post-treatment. Self-management interventions are recommended for cancer patients as they can help individuals identify and manage these continuing symptoms. This systematic review examines the type, content and impact of self-management interventions for cancer survivors on health outcomes such as activity participation, self-efficacy, quality of life and symptom management...
December 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197961/burden-of-oral-mucositis-in-stem-cell-transplant-patients-the-patients-perspective
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Tim Staudenmaier, Irena Cenzer, Alexander Crispin, Helmut Ostermann, Karin Berger
PURPOSE: Purpose of this study was to determine the impact of Oral Mucositis (OM) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and quality of life associated symptoms and functions in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). METHODS: Prospective, non-interventional single-center observational study at a German tertiary teaching hospital. Inpatient allogenic and autologous stem cell transplant patients ≥18-year-old with high-dose chemotherapy...
December 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197960/sarcopenia-during-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-oesophageal-cancer-characterising-the-impact-on-muscle-strength-and-physical-performance
#12
Emer M Guinan, S L Doyle, A E Bennett, L O'Neill, J Gannon, J A Elliott, J O'Sullivan, J V Reynolds, J Hussey
PURPOSE: Preoperative chemo(radio)therapy for oesophageal cancer (OC) may have an attritional impact on body composition and functional status, impacting postoperative outcome. Physical decline with skeletal muscle loss has not been previously characterised in OC and may be amenable to physical rehabilitation. This study characterises skeletal muscle mass and physical performance from diagnosis to post-neoadjuvant therapy in patients undergoing preoperative chemo(radio)therapy for OC...
December 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197959/fractures-frequently-occur-in-older-cancer-patients-the-md-anderson-cancer-center-experience
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Beatrice J Edwards, Ming Sun, Xiaotao Zhang, Holly M Holmes, Juhee Song, Peter Khalil, Meghan Karuturi, Jay B Shah, Colin P Dinney, Robert F Gagel, Vicente Valero, Richard E Champlin, Debasish Tripathy, William A Murphy
PURPOSE AND INTRODUCTION: A growing number of cancer patients are older adults aged 65 years and older. Patients with cancer are at increased risk for developing osteoporosis, falls, and fractures. We sought to identify the incidence of fractures in older adults who underwent cancer care between January 2013 and December 2015. METHODS: A comprehensive geriatric assessment was performed, and bone densitometry was measured at baseline, with a 2-year follow-up. RESULTS: In this study, among 304 patients with gastrointestinal, urologic, breast, lung, and gynecologic cancers we evaluated, and who completed the bone density testing (n = 199), 80% had osteoporosis or low bone mass (osteopenia)...
December 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196816/extended-nursing-for-the-recovery-of-urinary-functions-and-quality-of-life-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Chunxia Wang, Zhen Song, Siheng Li, Sheng Tai
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work is to explore the effects of continuing nursing care intervention on postoperative urinary control and quality of life among patients with prostate cancer. METHODS: This was a single-center, parallel, and randomized controlled trial that was carried out at the Department of Urology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, China. The participants underwent robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RARP) between October 2014 and April 2016...
December 1, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192329/oral-curcumin-for-radiation-dermatitis-a-urcc-ncorp-study-of-686-breast-cancer-patients
#15
Julie Ryan Wolf, Charles E Heckler, Joseph J Guido, Anita R Peoples, Jennifer S Gewandter, Marilyn Ling, Vincent P Vinciguerra, Thomas Anderson, Lisa Evans, James Wade, Alice P Pentland, Gary R Morrow
PURPOSE: Despite advances in medical technology, radiation dermatitis occurs in 95% of patients receiving radiation therapy (RT) for cancer. Currently, there is no standard and effective treatment for the prevention or control of radiation dermatitis. The goal of the study was to determine the efficacy of oral curcumin, one of the biologically active components in turmeric, at reducing radiation dermatitis severity (RDS) at the end of RT, using the RDS scale, compared to placebo. METHODS: This was a multisite, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of 686 breast cancer patients...
December 1, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189967/evaluation-of-a-specialized-oncology-nursing-supportive-care-intervention-in-newly-diagnosed-breast-and-colorectal-cancer-patients-following-surgery-a-cluster-randomized-trial
#16
Jonathan Sussman, Daryl Bainbridge, Timothy J Whelan, Kevin Brazil, Sameer Parpia, Jennifer Wiernikowski, Susan Schiff, Gary Rodin, Myles Sergeant, Doris Howell
BACKGROUND: Better coordination of supportive services during the early phases of cancer care has been proposed to improve the care experience of patients. We conducted a randomized trial to test a community-based nurse-led coordination of care intervention in cancer patients. METHODS: Surgical practices were cluster randomized to a control group involving usual care practices or a standardized nursing intervention consisting of an in-person supportive care assessment with ongoing support to meet identified needs, including linkage to community services...
November 30, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188377/employer-s-management-of-employees-affected-by-cancer
#17
Z Amir, A Popa, S Tamminga, D Yagil, F Munir, A de Boer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188376/the-role-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-cancer-related-venous-thromboembolism-a-perspective-beyond-the-guidelines
#18
REVIEW
Cristhiam M Rojas-Hernandez
Cancer-related venous thromboembolism (Wickham et al., Intern Med J 42(6):698-708, 2012) is an important source of morbidity and mortality in that population. The standard of care for the treatment of cancer-related venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for long periods of time. The favorable clinical trial results for efficacy and safety and availability of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) have remodeled the care and options for treatment of venous thromboembolism in the adult population...
November 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188375/tunneled-pleural-catheter-use-for-pleural-palliation-does-not-increase-infection-rate-in-patients-with-treatment-related-immunosuppression
#19
Candice L Wilshire, Christopher R Gilbert, Brian E Louie, Ralph W Aye, Alexander S Farivar, Eric Vallières, Jed A Gorden
PURPOSE: Concerns for infections resulting from antineoplastic therapy-associated immunosuppression may deter referral for symptom palliation with a tunneled pleural catheter (TPC) in patients with malignant/para-malignant pleural effusions (MPE/PMPE). While rates of TPC-related infections range from 1 to 21%, those in patients receiving antineoplastic therapy with correlation to immune status has not been established. We aimed to assess TPC-related infection rates in patients on antineoplastic therapy, determine relation to immune system competency, and assess impact on the patient...
November 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185105/barriers-and-facilitators-of-exercise-experienced-by-cancer-survivors-a-mixed-methods-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Briana K Clifford, David Mizrahi, Carolina X Sandler, Benjamin K Barry, David Simar, Claire E Wakefield, David Goldstein
PURPOSE: Exercise has been shown to improve the health and well-being of people who have survived cancer. Yet, less than 40% of cancer survivors in Australia meet the recommended 150 min of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Our objective was to systematically review the literature regarding barriers, facilitators and preferences for exercise for survivors of cancer. METHOD: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Scopus were searched for qualitative and quantitative articles addressing barriers, facilitators and preferences for exercise in cancer survivors...
November 28, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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