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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/29455302/patient-experiences-of-a-physiotherapy-led-multidisciplinary-rehabilitative-intervention-after-successful-treatment-for-oesophago-gastric-cancer
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A E Bennett, L O'Neill, D Connolly, E M Guinan, L Boland, S L Doyle, J O'Sullivan, J V Reynolds, J Hussey
PURPOSE: To qualitatively explore the perceived impact of a 12-week rehabilitative intervention for oesophago-gastric cancer survivors on their physical, mental and social wellbeing. METHODS: Of the 21 participants who completed the intervention, 19 took part in a semi-structured focus group interview. Four audio-taped focus groups were held, ranging in size from two to eight participants. Focus groups were transcribed and analysed using a descriptive qualitative approach...
February 18, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455301/sexual-functioning-among-early-post-treatment-breast-cancer-survivors
#2
Nancy E Avis, Aimee Johnson, Mollie Rose Canzona, Beverly J Levine
PURPOSE: This study aims (1) to estimate percentages of partnered women who are sexually active over the first 2 years post-breast cancer diagnosis; (2) to identify factors related to sexual inactivity; and (3) to evaluate separately, among both sexually active and inactive survivors, the relation between sexual problems and treatment-related variables, symptoms, and psychosocial factors. METHODS: Longitudinal observational study of breast cancer survivors recruited within 8 months of cancer diagnosis and followed for 18 months...
February 17, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455300/patterns-of-oral-and-dental-care-education-and-utilization-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Joel B Epstein, Derek K Smith, Dana Villines, Ira Parker, Jeff Hameroff, Brian R Hill, Barbara A Murphy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine patterns of oral health care among patients undergoing oral cancer therapy in order to better understand how oral care is being utilized, what types of providers are being utilized at various stages of cancer therapy, and assessing patients' satisfaction with the care they received at these stages. METHODS: An online survey was conducted via the Oral Cancer Foundation's support group message board. Participants were asked about their oral care immediately prior to cancer therapy, during cancer therapy, and post cancer therapy...
February 17, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453604/evaluating-the-impact-of-spirituality-on-the-quality-of-life-anxiety-and-depression-among-patients-with-cancer-an-observational-transversal-study
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Emile Abou Chaar, Souheil Hallit, Aline Hajj, Racha Aaraj, Joseph Kattan, Hicham Jabbour, Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz
OBJECTIVE: Spiritual well-being was found to have some protective effect against end-of life despair in cancer patients. We aimed at assessing the impact of spirituality on the quality of life, depression, and anxiety of Lebanese cancer patients. METHODS: Our observational transversal monocentric study was conducted between January and April 2016 among a convenient sample of 115 Lebanese cancer patients admitted to Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital (HDF), Beirut-Lebanon...
February 16, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450638/religious-coping-and-death-depression-in-iranian-patients-with-cancer-relationships-to-disease-stage
#5
Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Rebecca H Lehto, Hamid Sharif Nia, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Bahram Tahmasbi, Roghieh Nazari
PURPOSE: The study investigated relationships among the extent of disease, religious coping, and death depression in Iranian patients with cancer. METHOD: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted with a convenience sample of 482 Iranian cancer patients. Participants completed demographic and health, death depression, and religious coping surveys. RESULTS: After controlling for demographic and health characteristics, positive and negative religious coping behaviors were significantly related to the experience of death depression...
February 15, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445858/l-thyroxine-intake-as-a-potential-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy
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Martina E Schmidt, Joachim Wiskemann, Theron Johnson, Nina Habermann, Andreas Schneeweiss, Karen Steindorf
PURPOSE: L-Thyroxine is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs and accordingly used by many breast cancer patients with thyroid disorders. Hence, potential interactions of chemotherapy with L-thyroxine, possibly contributing to fatigue, would be of high clinical relevance. Therefore, we investigated fatigue and underlying pathways in L-thyroxine-using breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. METHODS: Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), L-triiodothyronine (T3), and diurnal salivary cortisol patterns were analyzed in breast cancer patients in the beginning and at the end of adjuvant chemotherapy within the control group (n = 41) of a randomized exercise intervention trial...
February 14, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442239/randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial-of-combined-treatment-with-megestrol-acetate-plus-celecoxib-versus-megestrol-acetate-alone-in-cachexia-anorexia-syndrome-induced-by-gi-cancers
#7
Bizhan Kouchaki, Ghasem Janbabai, Abbas Alipour, Shahram Ala, Samaneh Borhani, Ebrahim Salehifar
PURPOSE: Previous studies reported promising efficacy for celecoxib in the treatment of cancer cachexia. We designed this study to test the hypothesis that combination therapy with megestrol acetate (MA) plus celecoxib is superior to MA alone. METHODS: Ninety eligible gastrointestinal cancer patients randomly received either MA 320 mg/day plus placebo (arm1) or MA 320 mg/day plus celecoxib 200 mg/day (arm2). Patients were evaluated at baseline, then 1 and 2 months after starting interventions...
February 13, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435714/financial-toxicity-and-symptom-burden-what-is-the-big-deal
#8
Raymond Javan Chan, Louisa Gordon, Syed Yousuf Zafar, Christine Miaskowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435713/incidence-of-infusion-hypersensitivity-reaction-after-withholding-dexamethasone-premedication-in-early-breast-cancer-patients-not-experiencing-two-previous-cycles-of-infusion-hypersensitivity-reaction-for-weekly-paclitaxel-chemotherapy
#9
Napa Parinyanitikul, Walailuk Tanpipattanakul, Nattaya Poovorawan, Thanapoom Rattananupong, Poranee Laoitthi, Piyada Sithidetphaiboon, Suebpong Thanasanvimon, Virote Sriuranpong
BACKGROUND: Premedication with dexamethasone is an essential part of the prevention of hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) associated with taxane administration. However, the possibility of stopping dexamethasone premedication has been investigated in previous studies to reduce the steroid's adverse events; however, either the result or the particular protocol was limited. Thus, our study aimed to evaluate the incidence of HSR after dexamethasone premedication discontinuation after lack of HSR in two previous weekly paclitaxel infusions...
February 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435712/antimicrobial-therapy-in-palliative-care-an-overview
#10
REVIEW
Filipa Macedo, Catarina Nunes, Katia Ladeira, Filipa Pinho, Nadine Saraiva, Nuno Bonito, Luísa Pinto, Francisco Gonçalves
In the advanced stages of illness, patients often face challenging decisions regarding their treatment and overall medical care. Terminal ill patients are commonly affected by infections. However, in palliative care, the use of antimicrobials can be an ethical dilemma. Deciding whether to treat, withhold, or withdraw the antimicrobial treatment for an infection can be difficult. Antimicrobial administration can lead to adverse outcomes but the two main benefits, longer survival and symptom relief, are the main reasons why physicians prescribe antimicrobial when treating terminally ill patients...
February 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429006/exercise-capacity-and-cancer-specific-quality-of-life-following-curative-intent-treatment-of-stage-i-iiia-lung-cancer
#11
Duc Ha, Andrew L Ries, Peter J Mazzone, Scott M Lippman, Mark M Fuster
PURPOSE: Lung cancer survivors are at risk for health impairments resulting from the effects and/or treatment of lung cancer and comorbidities. Practical exercise capacity (EC) assessments can help identify impairments that would otherwise remain undetected. In this study, we characterized and analyzed the association between functional EC and cancer-specific quality of life (QoL) in lung cancer survivors who previously completed curative intent treatment. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study of 62 lung cancer survivors who completed treatment ≥ 1 month previously, we assessed functional EC with the 6-min walk distance (6MWD) and cancer-specific QoL with the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer QoL Questionnaire Core 30 (EORTC-QLQ-C30)...
February 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429005/new-frontier-cancer-pain-management-clinical-fellowship
#12
Uri Hochberg, Jordi Perez, Manuel Borod
Cancer pain is a multi-dimensional experience, varies from person to person both physically and psycho-socially, and impacts all aspects of the patients' quality of life. Majority of patients with an advanced or metastatic cancer will experience pain. It is estimated that as many as half of cancer patients are under-treated and as many as 20% experience pain refractory to the conventional WHO ladder of pain management. The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Cancer Pain Clinic (CPC) was created to meet the needs of those patients with a diagnosis of cancer whose pain had become a main symptom and those who failed to respond to conventional treatment...
February 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429004/photodynamic-therapy-for-periungual-pyogenic-granuloma-like-during-chemotherapy-our-preliminary-results
#13
LETTER
G Fabbrocini, M C Annunziata, M Donnarumma, S Cacciapuoti, C Marasca, A Tosti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427194/the-relationship-between-nutritional-status-and-handgrip-strength-in-adult-cancer-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Şenay Burçin Alkan, Mehmet Artaç, Neslişah Rakıcıoğlu
PURPOSE: Malnutrition is a common complication in head, neck and lung cancer patients, particularly in cases of gastrointestinal system (GIS) cancer. Therefore, an assessment of malnutrition is crucial for early nutritional interventions. It was conducted as a cross-sectional study to evaluate nutritional status of adult cancer patients. METHODS: The nutritional status of 104 cancer patients (52 GIS and 52 non-GIS cancer cases) using a Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA), handgrip strength, certain anthropometric measurements and food consumption in and outside of the hospital were assessed...
February 9, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427193/knowledge-and-perceptions-of-infertility-in-female-cancer-survivors-and-their-parents
#15
Taryn Sandheinrich, Sarah B Wondmeneh, Caroline Mohrmann, Katie Gettinger, Jennifer Henry, Robert J Hayashi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess knowledge and perceptions of infertility, reproductive concerns, quality of life, and emotional burden of fertility concerns in adolescent female cancer survivors and their parents. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used to investigate reproductive knowledge and concerns among female childhood cancer survivors and their parents. The instruments administered at a single, routine visit were the 13-item knowledge instrument, Adolescent Fertility Values Clarification Tool (VCT), Impact of Event Scale (IES), and Pediatrics Quality of Life Assessment (PedsQL)...
February 9, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427192/community-acquired-respiratory-infections-are-common-in-patients-with-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-multiple-myeloma
#16
Noa Lavi, Irit Avivi, Zipora Kra-Oz, Ilana Oren, Emilia Hardak
PURPOSE: Available data suggest that respiratory infections are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients hospitalized due to acute leukemia and allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). However, the precise incidence, risk factors, and severity of respiratory infection, mainly community-acquired, in patients with lymphoma and multiple myeloma (MM) are not fully determined. The current study aimed to investigate risk factors for respiratory infections and their clinical significance in patients with B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma (MM) in the first year of diagnosis...
February 9, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423682/locally-advanced-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-photobiomodulation-for-prevention-of-oral-mucositis-retrospective-outcomes-and-safety-analyses
#17
Thaís Bianca Brandão, Karina Morais-Faria, Ana Carolina Prado Ribeiro, César Rivera, João Victor Salvajoli, Marcio Ajudarte Lopes, Joel B Epstein, Praveen R Arany, Gilberto de Castro, Cesar Augusto Migliorati, Alan Roger Santos-Silva
PURPOSE: The well-established clinical efficacy of photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy in management of oral mucositis (OM) is leading to increasing use in oncology care. This protection and enhanced repair of damage to mucosal tissue have led to the question of the potential effects of PBM therapy on pre-malignant and malignant cells. The purpose of this study was to examine the outcome of cancer therapy and incidence of tumor recurrence in locally advanced oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients treated with PBM therapy for OM...
February 8, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423681/factors-that-shape-preference-for-acupuncture-or-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-insomnia-in-cancer-patients
#18
Sheila N Garland, Whitney Eriksen, Sarah Song, Joshua Dearing, Frances K Barg, Philip Gehrman, Jun J Mao
PURPOSE: Patient preference is an essential component of patient-centered supportive cancer care; however, little is known about the factors that shape preference for treatment. This study sought to understand what factors may contribute to patient preference for two non-pharmacological interventions, acupuncture or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). METHODS: We conducted individual, open-ended, semi-structured interviews among cancer survivors who had completed active treatment and met the diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder...
February 8, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423680/changes-in-upper-extremity-function-adl-and-hrqol-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-after-the-first-chemotherapy-cycle-with-oxaliplatin-a-prospective-single-center-observational-study
#19
Ami Tabata, Masashi Kanai, Takahiro Horimatsu, Tadao Tsuboyama, Kanae Matsushima, Toshihiro Kato
PURPOSE: Oxaliplatin, an important chemotherapeutic agent in colorectal cancer, causes chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), for which prophylactic or therapeutic interventions are lacking. We aimed to investigate changes in upper extremities, activities of daily living (ADL), and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) parameters after the first chemotherapy cycle. METHODS: Thirty-eight colorectal cancer patients scheduled to receive the leucovorin, 5'-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) therapy or the capecitabine, oxaliplatin (CAPOX) therapy, participated...
February 8, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423679/predictors-of-enrollment-in-individual-and-couple-based-lifestyle-intervention-trials-for-cancer-survivors
#20
Emily Cox-Martin, Jaejoon Song, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Elizabeth J Lyons, Karen Basen-Engquist
PURPOSE: To utilize data from lifestyle intervention pilot studies for cancer survivors to elucidate demographic, disease-related, and health behavior factors that might predict enrollment in this type of research. Additionally, factors were differentially compared based on intervention design (i.e., individual versus couple-based). METHODS: Secondary data analysis was conducted regarding predictors of enrollment into lifestyle intervention studies, including Healthy Moves Weight Loss (individual participants, screened n = 89, enrolled n = 30) and Healthy Moves Couples (survivors and their partners, screened n = 197, enrolled n = 23)...
February 8, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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