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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/29046956/unpredictable-episodic-breathlessness-in-patients-with-advanced-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-lung-cancer-a-qualitative-study
#1
P Linde, G Hanke, R Voltz, S T Simon
PURPOSE: The internationally consented definition and categorization describe two categories of episodic breathlessness: predictable (with known triggers) and unpredictable. The link of known triggers only to predictable episodes can be read that unpredictable episodes have none known trigger. Our aim was to illuminate patients' experiences with episodes of unpredictable breathlessness, to collect descriptions of the episodes' impact on the patients' lives, and, in turn, the patients' individual coping strategies in this connection...
October 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046955/the-relationship-between-child-and-caregiver-sleep-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-maintenance
#2
Lauren C Daniel, Colleen M Walsh, Lisa J Meltzer, Lamia P Barakat, Jacqueline D Kloss
PURPOSE: The purposes of this study are to describe sleep quality and sleep disturbance among caregivers of children in the maintenance phase of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and to examine the relationship between sleep quality, child sleep disturbance, and caregiver guilt and worry. METHODS: Caregivers of 68 children with ALL, ages 3 to 12 years old, completed measures of caregiver guilt and worry, caregiver sleep quality, and child's developmental history and sleep habits...
October 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043460/longitudinal-assessment-of-the-impact-of-adapted-physical-activity-on-upper-limb-disability-and-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-survivors-from-an-italian-cohort
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Daniela Mirandola, Guido Miccinesi, Maria Grazia Muraca, Stefania Belardi, Roberta Giuggioli, Eleonora Sgambati, Mirko Manetti, Marco Monaci, Mirca Marini
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a specific adapted physical activity (APA) protocol on upper limb disability and quality of life in breast cancer survivors and to assess longitudinally the possible role of APA on long-term benefits. METHODS: Breast cancer survivors from an Italian cohort were assessed by fitness tests (shoulder-arm mobility, range of motion, and back flexibility) before and after 8-week APA. Quality of life and back and surgical shoulder pain intensity were evaluated by Short Form-12 and numerical rating scale questionnaires, respectively...
October 17, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038854/who-is-a-survivor-perceptions-from-individuals-who-experienced-pediatric-cancer-and-their-primary-support-persons
#4
Monica L Molinaro, Paula C Fletcher
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to examine the lived experiences of individuals who had cancer as children, as well as lived experiences of their current primary support persons. METHODS: Based on van Manen's "new" interpretive phenomenology, interviews were conducted with ten pediatric cancer survivors and nine of their support persons to gain a more holistic understanding of the pediatric cancer experiences of children and their families. RESULTS: Four themes emerged from the data; however, only the topic of the use of the term "survivor" and identification with the term will be discussed...
October 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026997/a-systematic-review-of-integrative-clinical-trials-for-supportive-care-in-pediatric-oncology-a-report-from-the-international-society-of-pediatric-oncology-t-cm-collaborative
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REVIEW
Andrea L Radossi, Katherine Taromina, Stacey Marjerrison, Caroline J Diorio, Raquel Similio, Festus Njuguna, Glenn M Afungchwi, Elena J Ladas
PURPOSE: Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) use in children with cancer is well established among high-income, upper middle-income, low-middle-income, and low-income countries (HIC, UMIC, LMIC, LIC, respectively). In HIC, a developing body of evidence exists for several T&CM therapies; however, evidence in other income settings is less well described despite a significantly higher use when compared to reports from HIC. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence for T&CM for a variety of supportive care indications among children with cancer...
October 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027005/utility-of-the-revised-edmonton-symptom-assessment-system-esas-r-and-the-patient-reported-functional-status-prfs-in-lung-cancer-patients
#6
M N Yogananda, Valliappan Muthu, Kuruswamy Thurai Prasad, Adarsh Kohli, Digambar Behera, Navneet Singh
BACKGROUND: Symptom palliation is an important objective of treatment in advanced/metastatic lung cancer (LC). Significant psychological, minor physical symptoms and several social/emotional issues often go unnoticed. This prospective study aimed to evaluate utility of patients' perspectives [self-reported symptom assessment by revised Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS-r) and self-reported functional status by Patient-Reported Functional Status (PRFS)] amongst LC patients undergoing chemotherapy...
October 12, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022158/clinical-utility-of-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-in-patients-with-locoregional-muscle-invasive-or-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-a-subanalysis-of-changes-in-body-composition-during-neoadjuvant-systemic-chemotherapy
#7
Makito Miyake, Takuya Owari, Takashi Iwamoto, Yosuke Morizawa, Shunta Hori, Nagaaki Marugami, Keiji Shimada, Kota Iida, Kenta Ohnishi, Daisuke Gotoh, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yasushi Nakai, Takeshi Inoue, Satoshi Anai, Kazumasa Torimoto, Katsuya Aoki, Tatsuo Yoneda, Nobumichi Tanaka, Kiyohide Fujimoto
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the clinical utility of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) in a cohort of patients with advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC). METHODS: We prospectively evaluated body composition in 35 patients with locoregional muscle invasive (≥ T2 and N0-2M0) or metastatic UC. Body composition was evaluated using multifrequency BIA at baseline (n = 35) and during chemotherapy in patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy (n = 14)...
October 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022102/as-if-the-disease-was-not-enough-coping-with-the-financial-consequences-of-cancer
#8
Barbara Head, Lesley Harris, Karen Kayser, Amy Martin, Lisa Smith
PURPOSE: The goal of this research was to understand how cancer survivors cope with the financial consequences of their disease. METHODS: Twenty-six cancer survivors who self-identified as having experienced financial hardship related to their disease were interviewed. Transcripts of these interviews were analyzed using constructivist grounded theory approach. An analysis of codes related to coping strategies was conducted, and findings were stratified based on established coping theories (Lazarus and Folkman and Moos and Holahan) previously applied to coping with serious/chronic illnesses...
October 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022099/defibrotide-for-the-treatment-of-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-evaluation-of-response-to-therapy-and-patient-outcomes
#9
John Coutsouvelis, Sharon Avery, Michael Dooley, Carl Kirkpatrick, Andrew Spencer
PURPOSE: Defibrotide is an agent used to treat sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS/VOD) in patients undergoing haemopoietic stem cell transplantation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of defibrotide used within institutional guidelines for the treatment of SOS/VOD in patients undergoing haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). METHODS: Data for 23 patients was retrospectively reviewed to evaluate the effectiveness of defibrotide and the utility of response criteria to direct therapy as specified within institution guidelines...
October 11, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019055/psychological-distress-and-coping-strategies-among-women-with-incurable-lung-cancer-a-qualitative-study
#10
Yu-Chien Liao, Wei-Yu Liao, Jia-Ling Sun, Jen-Chung Ko, Chong-Jen Yu
PURPOSE: Limited research has focused on women with lung cancer (LC) although they are recognized as the most vulnerable to psychological distress. This study explored in-depth the psychological distress experienced by women with incurable LC and analyzed the coping strategies with which they manage that distress. METHODS: A qualitative methodology with in-depth interviews was employed for 34 women with advanced or recurrent LC. An inductive data-driven thematic analysis was applied to analyze transcripts...
October 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018966/safety-and-cost-benefit-of-an-ambulatory-program-for-patients-with-low-risk-neutropenic-fever-at-an-australian-centre
#11
Benjamin W Teh, Christine Brown, Trish Joyce, Leon J Worth, Monica A Slavin, Karin A Thursky
BACKGROUND: Neutropenic fever (NF) is a common complication of cancer chemotherapy. Patients at low risk of medical complications from NF can be identified using a validated risk assessment and managed in an outpatient setting. This is a new model of care for Australia. This study described the implementation of a sustainable ambulatory program for NF at a tertiary cancer centre over a 12-month period. METHODS: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre introduced an ambulatory care program in 2014, which identified low-risk NF patients, promoted early de-escalation to oral antibiotics, and early discharge to a nurse-led ambulatory program...
October 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993944/palliative-care-content-on-cancer-center-websites
#12
Laura B Vater, Gina Rebesco, Yael Schenker, Alexia M Torke, Gregory Gramelspacher
PURPOSE: Professional guidelines recommend that palliative care begin early in advanced cancer management, yet integration of palliative and cancer care remains suboptimal. Cancer centers may miss opportunities to provide palliative care information online. In this study, we described the palliative care content on cancer center websites. METHODS: We conducted a systematic content analysis of 62 National Cancer Institute- (NCI) designated cancer center websites...
October 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993923/an-optimal-design-for-the-study-of-palliative-sedation-making-somewhat-better-pictures
#13
LETTER
Hong Yup Ahn, So Jung Park, Hee Kyung Ahn, In Cheol Hwang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993904/management-of-radiation-induced-mucosal-necrosis-with-photobiomodulation-therapy
#14
LETTER
Caroline de Bataille, Vincent Sibaud, Angélique Prioul, Anne Laprie, Emmanuelle Vigarios
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993888/oncologists-responses-to-patient-and-caregiver-negative-emotions-and-patient-perception-of-quality-of-communication-results-from-a-multi-ethnic-asian-setting
#15
Chetna Malhotra, Ravindran Kanesvaran, Lalit Krishna, Ling Xiang, Nesaretnam Barr Kumarakulasinghe, Sing-Huang Tan, James A Tulsky, Kathryn I Pollak
PURPOSE: Patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers experience many negative emotions. Empathic responses from oncologists can help alleviate their distress. We aimed to assess expressions of negative emotions among patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers and oncologists' empathic responses during consultations in an Asian setting. We also assessed the association between oncologists' expression of empathy and patients' and caregivers' perception of communication quality...
October 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990128/a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-to-compare-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-filgrastim-sndz-to-filgrastim-for-prophylaxis-of-chemotherapy-induced-neutropenia-and-for-neutrophil-recovery-following-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation
#16
Julia Zecchini, Kendra Yum, Amir Steinberg, Cardinale Smith, Sara Kim
Filgrastim-sndz (Zarxio®) was approved by the FDA in March 2015 as a biosimilar product of its reference product, filgrastim (Neupogen®) for all five indications. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines has incorporated filgrastim-sndz into its recommendations as a category 1 recommendation for use in settings of febrile neutropenia, myelosuppressive chemotherapy administration, and post-hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). As a cost-saving initiative, our institution switched from filgrastim to filgrastim-sndz for all indications starting in March 2016...
October 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986643/risk-factors-and-reasons-for-treatment-abandonment-among-children-with-lymphoma-in-malawi
#17
Christopher C Stanley, Toon van der Gronde, Kate D Westmoreland, Ande Salima, Amy Amuquandoh, Salama Itimu, Agness Manda, Idah Mtete, Mercy Butia, Atupele Mpasa, Stella Wachepa, Paula Fox, Peter Wasswa, Peter Kazembe, Nader K El-Mallawany, Satish Gopal
PURPOSE: Lymphoma is the commonest pediatric cancer in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Frequent treatment abandonment contributes to suboptimal outcomes. We examined risk factors and reasons for treatment abandonment for this population in Malawi. METHODS: We conducted a mixed methods study among children < 18 years old with newly diagnosed lymphoma, prospectively enrolled during 2013-2016. All children received standardized diagnosis and treatment, and were followed for up to 2 years...
October 7, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986645/assessing-the-utility-of-a-distress-screening-tool-at-capturing-sexual-concerns-in-a-gyne-oncology-follow-up-clinic
#18
Lauren M Walker, Majken P Villiger, John W Robinson
PURPOSE: Communication and assessment of sexual health within cancer care is poor despite high rates of sexual dysfunction in cancer survivors. Screening for distress programs have been implemented, as a standardized part of cancer care across Canada, with the aim of increasing identification and improving access to support. Alberta Health Services uses a general distress screening form, containing the Canadian Problem Checklist, which includes a list of possible problems, one of which is "intimacy/sexuality...
October 6, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980072/relationship-between-phase-i-study-duration-and-symptom-burden
#19
Michelle Treasure, Barbara Daly, Pingfu Fu, Svetoslava Kerpedjieva, Afshin Dowlati, Neal J Meropol
PURPOSE: Phase I clinical trials are critical to development of cancer therapeutics. Adverse events (AEs) and symptom burden contribute to early treatment withdrawal, and it is often difficult to ascertain whether these events are disease- or treatment-related. Regardless, early withdrawal may delay determination of the effectiveness of potential new therapies. We sought to characterize the reasons for early treatment termination to identify potential modifiable events. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on solid tumor patients enrolled in institutional phase I clinical trials from 2003 to 2013 through the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center...
October 5, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980071/prevalence-of-delirium-in-advanced-cancer-patients-in-home-care-and-hospice-and-outcomes-after-1%C3%A2-week-of-palliative-care
#20
Sebastiano Mercadante, Francesco Masedu, Isabella Balzani, Daniela De Giovanni, Luigi Montanari, Cristina Pittureri, Raffaella Bertè, Domenico Russo, Laura Ursini, Franco Marinangeli, Federica Aielli
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of delirium in advanced cancer patients admitted to different palliative care services in Italy and possible related factors. The secondary outcome was to assess the changes of delirium after 1 week of palliative care. METHODS: A consecutive sample of patients was screened for delirium in period of 1 year in seven palliative care services. General data, including primary tumor, age, gender, concomitant disease, palliative prognostic score (PaP), and Karnofsky status, were collected...
October 5, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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