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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/28516220/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-supportive-care-needs-among-newly-diagnosed-mexican-breast-cancer-patients
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Adriana Pérez-Fortis, Joke Fleer, Juan José Sánchez-Sosa, María Guadalupe Veloz-Martínez, Patricia Alanís-López, Maya J Schroevers, Adelita V Ranchor
PURPOSE: Mexican breast cancer patients are generally diagnosed in advanced stages of the disease and often experience delays in cancer treatment delivery. Currently, little is known about these patients' psychological care needs. This study assessed levels and correlates of supportive care needs of Mexican breast cancer patients around the time of cancer diagnosis. METHODS: One hundred seventy-three newly diagnosed Mexican breast cancer patients participated in the study...
May 17, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508278/physiotherapy-programme-reduces-fatigue-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-receiving-palliative-care-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Anna Pyszora, Jacek Budzyński, Agnieszka Wójcik, Anna Prokop, Małgorzata Krajnik
PURPOSE: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common and relevant symptom in patients with advanced cancer that significantly decreases their quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a physiotherapy programme on CRF and other symptoms in patients diagnosed with advanced cancer. METHODS: The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial. Sixty patients diagnosed with advanced cancer receiving palliative care were randomized into two groups: the treatment group (n = 30) and the control group (n = 30)...
May 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500542/self-report-of-symptoms-in-children-with-cancer-younger-than-8%C3%A2-years-of-age-a-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
D Tomlinson, L Tigelaar, S Hyslop, T Lazor, L L Dupuis, K Griener, J Oliveria, L Sung
OBJECTIVE: The study's objective was to summarize the psychometric evaluation of self-report symptom instruments used in children with cancer younger than 8 years of age. METHODS: We conducted electronic searches of Ovid Medline, EMBASE, PsycInfo, Science Citation, Social Science Citation (Web of Science), and CINAHL. We included studies of children with cancer in which their self-report symptoms had been quantified and in which results were described for those younger than 8 years of age...
May 12, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500541/ambivalence-over-emotional-expression-intrusive-thoughts-and-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-among-chinese-american-breast-cancer-survivors
#4
Qian Lu, Nelson Yeung, Jenny Man, Matthew W Gallagher, Qiao Chu, Sidra H Deen
OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) are common among breast cancer survivors. However, the association and the underlying mediating mechanism between psychosocial factors and PTSS were rarely investigated among breast cancer survivors. Previous studies have suggested the importance of emotional expression in cancer survivors' PTSS. This study examined the association between ambivalence over emotional expression (AEE; defined as the conflict between the desire to express feelings and the fear of its consequences) and PTSS, and proposed intrusive thoughts as the mediators in such an association...
May 12, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497388/first-experience-with-electronic-feedback-of-the-psychosocial-assessment-tool-in-pediatric-cancer-care
#5
Sasja A Schepers, Simone M Sint Nicolaas, Heleen Maurice-Stam, Elisabeth M van Dijk-Lokkart, Esther M M van den Bergh, Nienke de Boer, Chris M Verhaak, Martha A Grootenhuis
PURPOSE: The Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT) is a brief family screener, identifying families at universal or elevated risk for psychosocial problems. This study aimed to determine the feasibility and usability of the electronic PAT (ePAT) in pediatric cancer care. METHODS: Eighty-six parents of newly diagnosed children with cancer (0-18 years) agreed to participate and registered at the website www.hetklikt.nu (58%). Seventy-five families completed the ePAT at approximately 1 month post-diagnosis...
May 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497387/changes-in-light-moderate-and-vigorous-intensity-physical-activity-and-changes-in-depressive-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-prospective-observational-study
#6
Benjamin D Sylvester, Rashid Ahmed, Steve Amireault, Catherine M Sabiston
PURPOSE: Despite the recommendations for cancer survivors to engage in either moderate or vigorous physical activity, light-intensity physical activity may also have beneficial effects on mental health. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between light, moderate, and vigorous physical activity and depressive symptoms in breast cancer survivors over 1 year post-treatment. METHODS: Participants (N = 201) were a sample of breast cancer survivors who self-reported depressive symptoms and wore an accelerometer for seven consecutive days to measure physical activity, on five occasions every 3 months post-treatment for cancer...
May 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488051/low-level-laser-and-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-on-experimental-periodontitis-in-rats-submitted-to-chemotherapy-by-5-fluorouracil
#7
Leticia Helena Theodoro, Mariéllen Longo, Vivian Cristina Noronha Novaes, Daniela Maria Janjacomo Miessi, Marcio Luiz Ferro-Alves, Edilson Ervolino, Juliano Milanezi de Almeida, Valdir Gouveia Garcia
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) as adjuvant to mechanical treatment of experimental periodontitis (EP) in adult rats submitted to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) chemotherapy. METHODS: EP was induced through ligature around the left mandibular first molar for 7 days. The ligature was removed and the animals separated into groups: EP, no treatment; 5FU, systemic administration of 5-FU (80 and 40 mg/kg); 5FU/scaling and root planing (SRP), systemic application of 5-FU and SRP; 5FU/SRP/LLLT, systemic application of 5-FU, SRP, and LLLT (660 nm, 0...
May 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488050/what-advanced-cancer-patients-with-limited-treatment-options-know-about-clinical-research-a-qualitative-study
#8
Sarah B Garrett, Christopher J Koenig, Laura Trupin, Fay J Hlubocky, Christopher K Daugherty, Anne Reinert, Pamela Munster, Daniel Dohan
PURPOSE: Discussions between oncologists and advanced cancer patients (ACPs) may touch on the complex issue of clinical trial participation. Numerous initiatives have sought to improve the quality of these potentially difficult conversations. However, we have limited data about what ACPs know about clinical research as they enter such discussions as, to date, such research has focused on the period following informed consent. This study examines ACPs' understanding of clinical research in the treatment period before consent...
May 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484882/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-same-day-versus-next-day-administration-of-long-acting-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factors-for-the-prophylaxis-of-chemotherapy-induced-neutropenia-a-systematic-review
#9
REVIEW
Gary H Lyman, Kim Allcott, Jacob Garcia, Scott Stryker, Yanli Li, Maureen T Reiner, Derek Weycker
PURPOSE: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factors (G-CSF) are commonly used in clinical practice to prevent febrile neutropenia (FN). US and EU prescribing information and treatment guidelines from the NCCN, ASCO, and EORTC specify that pegfilgrastim, a long-acting (LA) G-CSF, should be administered at least 24 h after myelosuppressive chemotherapy. Nevertheless, many patients receive LA G-CSFs on the same day as chemotherapy. This systematic literature review evaluated the relative merits of same-day versus next-day dosing of LA G-CSFs...
May 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474241/reported-distress-in-patients-living-with-advanced-cancer-changes-pre-post-interdisciplinary-palliative-rehabilitation
#10
Andrea Feldstain, Neil MacDonald, Ravi Bhargava, Martin Chasen
PURPOSE: Patients are living extended life with advanced cancer making it chronic rather than imminently terminal. Literature on the experience of living with advanced cancer is emerging, indicating ongoing polysymptomatic burden, lack of information, burnout (patients and caregivers), and emotional concerns, all of which contribute to emotional distress. The interdisciplinary Ottawa Palliative Rehabilitation Program (PRP) offers a scarce clinical resource for this population. The current research aimed to explore changes in self-reported distress for patients who completed the PRP, from baseline to program completion...
May 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474240/women-s-expectations-of-breast-reconstruction-following-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
#11
REVIEW
Kathy Flitcroft, Meagan Brennan, Andrew Spillane
PURPOSE: Breast reconstruction (BR) makes an important positive contribution to the quality of life of many women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the evidence for possible relationships between women's expectations of BR and their satisfaction with outcomes to inform and facilitate improved communication about BR options prior to initial surgery. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature reporting expectations of BR published between 1 January 1994 and 6 March 2017 identified 2107 initial search results...
May 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470371/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-for-breast-cancer-patients-a-mixed-method-study-on-what-patients-experience-as-a-suitable-stage-to-participate
#12
Else M Bisseling, Melanie P J Schellekens, Ellen T M Jansen, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven, Judith B Prins, Anne E M Speckens
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is associated with high levels of psychological distress. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) has proven to be effective in reducing distress in cancer patients. In several studies, patients who are currently undergoing somatic anticancer treatment are excluded from participating in MBSR. Little is known about what would be the most suitable stage of disease to offer MBSR. We examined whether stage of disease facilitated and/or hindered participation in MBSR for breast cancer patients...
May 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470370/high-dosage-of-a-fixed-combination-oxycodone-naloxone-prolonged-release-efficacy-and-tolerability-in-patients-with-chronic-cancer-pain
#13
Francesco Amato, Silvia Ceniti, Sergio Mameli, Giovanni M Pisanu, Renato Vellucci, Vincenzo Palmieri, Leonardo Consoletti, Dorotea Magaldi, Paolo Notaro, Claudio Marcassa
PURPOSE: Opioids are associated with side effects in the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic cancer pain. Oral combination of opioid agonist-antagonist oxycodone-naloxone (OXN-PR) attenuates gastrointestinal side effects; however, evidence on high-dose OXN-PR treatment is scant. This study evaluates the efficacy and tolerability of high-dose OXN-PR in chronic cancer pain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, prospective 60-day observation on consecutive cancer patients with uncontrolled moderate-severe chronic pain or intolerant to other analgesics, who were switched at entry visit (T0) to OXN-PR ≥80 mg daily...
May 3, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470369/integration-of-oncology-and-palliative-care-setting-a-benchmark
#14
P Vayne-Bossert, E Richard, P Good, K Sullivan, J R Hardy
BACKGROUND: Integration of oncology and palliative care (PC) should be the standard model of care for patients with advanced cancer. An expert panel developed criteria that constitute integration. This study determined whether the PC service within this Health Service, which is considered to be fully "integrated", could be benchmarked against these criteria. METHODS: A survey was undertaken to determine the perceived level of integration of oncology and palliative care by all health care professionals (HCPs) within our cancer centre...
May 3, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470368/breast-cancer-survivors-preferences-for-technology-supported-exercise-interventions
#15
Siobhan M Phillips, David E Conroy, Sarah Kozey Keadle, Christine A Pellegrini, Gillian R Lloyd, Frank J Penedo, Bonnie Spring
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore breast cancer survivors' interest in and preferences for technology-supported exercise interventions. METHODS: Post-treatment survivors [n = 279; M age = 60.7 (SD = 9.7)] completed a battery of online questionnaires in August 2015. Descriptive statistics were calculated for all data. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to examine relationships between survivors' interest in a technology-supported exercise interventions and demographic, disease, and behavioral factors...
May 3, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466282/authors-reply-to-dr-sabour
#16
LETTER
T B Mikkelsen, B Sørensen, K B Dieperink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462435/interventions-to-treat-hemorrhagic-cystitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
LETTER
Claudia Milena Pitto, Herney Andrés García-Perdomo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456909/patients-and-parents-views-regarding-supportive-care-in-childhood-cancer
#18
L J A Tenniglo, E A H Loeffen, L C M Kremer, A Font-Gonzalez, R L Mulder, A Postma, M C Naafs-Wilstra, M A Grootenhuis, M D van de Wetering, W J E Tissing
PURPOSE: Intensive therapies in pediatric malignancies increased survival rates but also occurrence of treatment-related morbidities. Therefore, supportive care fulfills an increasingly important role. In planning development of guidelines with incorporation of shared decision making, we noticed that little is known about the needs and preferences of patients and their parents. Our goals were therefore to investigate (1) which supportive care topics patients and parents regard as most important and (2) the preferred role they wish to fulfill in decision making...
April 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456908/use-of-prophylactic-growth-factors-and-antimicrobials-in-elderly-patients-with-cancer-a-review-of-the-medicare-database
#19
Romina Sosa, Shuling Li, Julia T Molony, Jiannong Liu, Scott Stryker, Allan J Collins
PURPOSE: Growth factors and antimicrobials can reduce complications of chemotherapy-induced myelosuppression. Their prophylactic use in elderly patients is important given the associated comorbidity in this age group. There is a developing trend by payers to include supportive care agents in chemotherapy care bundles, which could affect clinical practice. We examined whether the febrile neutropenia (FN) risk categories can be used to describe utilization in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid fee-for-service system in older adults...
April 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456907/bispectral-index-monitoring-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-palliative-sedation-a-preliminary-report
#20
Edith Monreal-Carrillo, Silvia Allende-Pérez, David Hui, Maria-Fernanda García-Salamanca, Eduardo Bruera, Emma Verástegui
INTRODUCTION: Continuous palliative sedation (PS) is currently titrated based on clinical observation; however, it is often unclear if patients are still aware of their suffering. The aim of this prospective study is to characterize the level of consciousness in patients undergoing PS using Bispectral Index (BIS) monitoring. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We enrolled consecutive patients with refractory symptoms requiring PS. We documented the level of sedation using Ramsay Sedation Scale (RSS) and BIS at 0, 2, 4, 6, 12, and 24 h during the first day of PS and examined their degree of association...
April 29, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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