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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/28331981/vaccination-in-oncology-practice-and-predictors
#1
Ali Alkan, Ebru Karcı, Arzu Yaşar, Gülseren Tuncay, Elif Berna Köksoy, Muslih Ürün, Filiz Çay Şenler, Ahmet Demirkazık, Güngör Utkan, Hakan Akbulut, Yüksel Ürün
PURPOSE: Despite, vaccination is a highly effective and widely recommended for prevention of certain infections, vaccination coverage is very low. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the attitudes of medical oncologists towards vaccination and to identify predictors of intention to recommend vaccination in patients with cancer. METHODS: A structured questionnaire is formed to evaluate the daily practice of vaccination. Turkish medical oncologists were invited to this study via email, SMS, or phone call...
March 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326507/objectively-measured-sedentary-behavior-and-quality-of-life-among-survivors-of-early-stage-breast-cancer
#2
Sheri J Hartman, Catherine R Marinac, John Bellettiere, Suneeta Godbole, Loki Natarajan, Ruth E Patterson, Jacqueline Kerr
PURPOSE: This study examined relationships between sedentary behavior accumulated in different bout durations and quality of life (QoL) among breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Postmenopausal breast cancer survivors completed the Short Form Health Survey to assess QoL and wore an accelerometer to measure sedentary behavior and physical activity between August 2011 and May 2013. RESULTS: Participants (n = 134) averaged 509.7 min/day in sedentary time with 285...
March 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315962/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-cancer-patients-is-there-a-problem
#3
LETTER
François Vincent, Sondes Yaacoubi, Abdelaziz Bouguerba, Soufia Ayed, Caroline Bornstain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315010/comparison-of-efficacy-of-meperidine-and-fentanyl-in-terms-of-pain-management-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-receiving-intracavitary-brachytherapy-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Saengrawee Thanthong, Sirikorn Rojthamarat, Wipra Worasawate, Phongthara Vichitvejpaisal, Danupon Nantajit, Nantakarn Ieumwananontachai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two sedative regimens, a benzodiazepine with either meperidine or fentanyl, in relieving pain in patients with cervical cancer undergoing intracavitary brachytherapy in terms of pain score and quality of life. METHODS: Forty unselected outpatients undergoing brachytherapy (160 fractions) were enrolled with informed consent and randomized to receive a benzodiazepine with either meperidine or fentanyl...
March 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303381/differences-in-dietary-intake-during-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients-compared-to-women-without-cancer
#5
Y C de Vries, M M G A van den Berg, J H M de Vries, S Boesveldt, J Th C M de Kruif, N Buist, A Haringhuizen, M Los, D W Sommeijer, J H N Timmer-Bonte, H W M van Laarhoven, M Visser, E Kampman, R M Winkels
PURPOSE: Breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy often experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite that potentially affect dietary habits. This study assessed the intake of energy, macronutrients and food groups before and during chemotherapy in breast cancer patients compared with women without cancer, and determined the association between symptoms and energy and macronutrient intake. METHODS: This study included 117 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients scheduled for chemotherapy and 88 women without cancer...
March 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303380/nutritional-and-functional-factors-as-prognostic-of-surgical-cancer-patients
#6
Jéssica Härter, Silvana Paiva Orlandi, Maria Cristina Gonzalez
PURPOSE: We evaluated phase angle, sarcopenia, and handgrip strength as prognostic factors of postoperative morbimortality in patients with cancer. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a prospective study with 60 oncology patients admitted for elective surgery between November 2015 and May 2016. We calculated the standardized phase angle (SPA) and the skeletal mass index of the subjects based on their bioelectrical impedance tests. Handgrip strength (HGS) was measured using a hydraulic dynamometer...
March 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299458/a-qualitative-exploration-of-barriers-and-facilitatorsto-adherence-to-an-online-self-help-intervention-for-cancer-related-distress
#7
Lisa Beatty, Claire Binnion, Emma Kemp, Bogda Koczwara
OBJECTIVE: This study qualitatively explored barriers and facilitators of adherence to an online psychological intervention for cancer-related distress. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 adults with cancer, randomised to receive either a 6-week intervention (n = 8) or attention control (n = 5) as part of a larger RCT. Transcripts were coded for themes and subthemes, and recruitment ceased when saturation of themes occurred. RESULTS: Adherence overall was high: six participants completed all six modules, three completed five modules, two completed four modules, one completed one module, and one did not access the program...
March 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293731/physical-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-undergoing-surgical-treatment-for-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
#8
Takashi Tanaka, Shinichiro Morishita, Masaki Hashimoto, Yusuke Itani, Satoshi Mabuchi, Norihiko Kodama, Seiki Hasegawa, Kazuhisa Domen
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of internal organs and structures. Studies have shown that patients with lung cancer have decreased pulmonary function and exercise capacity after pneumonectomy. However, to date, physical function and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in surgically treated MPM patients have not been evaluated in detail. The aim of this study was to assess physical function and HRQOL of MPM patients following pleurectomy/decortication (P/D)...
March 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283806/palliative-care-should-be-extended-to-the-intensive-care-unit-cancer-patients
#9
LETTER
François Vincent, Laurent Chapuis, Soufia Ayed, Abdelaziz Bouguerba, Sondes Yaacoubi, Caroline Bornstain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283805/an-evidence-based-stress-management-intervention-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-caregivers-development-feasibility-and-acceptability
#10
Teresa L Simoneau, Kristin Kilbourn, Janet Spradley, Mark L Laudenslager
PURPOSE: Caregivers of cancer patients face challenges impacting their physical, psychological and social well-being that need attention in the form of well-designed and tested interventions. We created an eight-session individual stress management intervention for caregivers of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (Allo-HSCT) recipients. This intervention, tested by randomized control trial, proved effective in decreasing distress. Herein, we describe the intervention including theoretical framework, development, and elements of fidelity...
March 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281052/interest-of-an-auto-adjustable-nighttime-compression-sleeve-mobiderm%C3%A2-autofit-in-maintenance-phase-of-upper-limb-lymphedema-the-marilyn-pilot-rct
#11
S Mestre, C Calais, G Gaillard, M Nou, M Pasqualini, C Ben Amor, I Quere
PURPOSE: Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a debilitating condition. The recommended treatment is based on decongestive lymphedema therapy (DLT) with two separate phases: a short-term intensive phase to reduce lymphedema volume and a long-term maintenance phase to stabilize it. Optimizing compression therapy and compliance during maintenance phase are key factors for long-term control of lymphedema. The primary objective of this pilot prospective open-label randomized study was to assess the benefit of a new auto-adjustable nighttime arm sleeve (MOBIDERM® Autofit) on lymphedema volume during the maintenance phase after the intensive phase...
March 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281051/online-support-groups-for-young-women-with-breast-cancer-a-proof-of-concept-study
#12
Joanne Stephen, Adina Rojubally, Wolfgang Linden, Lihong Zhong, Gina Mackenzie, Sahar Mahmoud, Janine Giese-Davis
OBJECTIVE: This initial study examined a therapist-led, synchronous, online support group (OSG) with psycho-education (OSG + E) compared to self-help psycho-education (E). The study aims were to examine proof of concept-feasibility, acceptability, and usefulness-and to hone methods for a formal RCT. METHODS: One hundred five young breast cancer survivors (<50 years) post-treatment were randomized either to OSG + E or E. OSG + E received a therapist-led 10-week synchronous online intervention...
March 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281050/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-risk-model-guided-versus-physician-s-choice-antiemetic-prophylaxis-in-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-net-benefit-regression-approach
#13
Kednapa Thavorn, Doug Coyle, Jeffrey S Hoch, Lisa Vandermeer, Sasha Mazzarello, Zhou Wang, George Dranitsaris, Dean Fergusson, Mark Clemons
PURPOSE: We assessed the cost-effectiveness of a risk model-guided (RMG) antiemetic prophylaxis strategy compared with the physician's choice (PC) strategy in patients receiving chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer. METHODS: We conducted a cost-utility analysis based on a published randomized controlled trial of 324 patients with early-stage breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy at two Canadian cancer centers. Patients were randomized to receive their antiemetic treatments according to either predefined risk scores or the treating physician's preference...
March 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281049/modifiable-and-non-modifiable-characteristics-associated-with-sleep-disturbance-in-oncology-outpatients-during-chemotherapy
#14
Sueann Mark, Janine Cataldo, Anand Dhruva, Steven M Paul, Lee-May Chen, Marilyn J Hammer, Jon D Levine, Fay Wright, Michelle Melisko, Kathryn Lee, Yvette P Conley, Christine Miaskowski
PURPOSE: In a sample of outpatients with breast, gastrointestinal, gynecological, and lung cancer who received at least two cycles of chemotherapy (CTX), the purposes were to evaluate for inter-individual differences in the severity of sleep disturbance and determine which demographic, clinical, and symptom characteristics were associated with initial levels as well as the trajectories of sleep disturbance. METHODS: A total of 1331 patients completed study questionnaires in their homes, at six time points over two cycles of CTX (prior to CTX administration, approximately 1 week after CTX administration, and approximately 2 weeks after CTX administration)...
March 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281048/development-of-depression-in-survivors-of-childhood-and-adolescent-cancer-a-multi-level-life-course-conceptual-framework
#15
REVIEW
Erica C Kaye, Tara M Brinkman, Justin N Baker
As therapeutic and supportive care interventions become increasingly effective, growing numbers of childhood and adolescent cancer survivors face a myriad of physical and psychological sequelae secondary to their disease and treatment. Mental health issues, in particular, present a significant problem in this unique patient population, with depression affecting a sizable number of childhood and adolescent cancer survivors. Multiple key determinants impact a survivor's risk of developing depression, with variables traversing across biologic, individual, family, community, and global levels, as well as spanning throughout the life course of human development from the preconception and prenatal periods to adulthood...
March 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275898/functional-status-and-quality-of-life-among-breast-cancer-survivors-with-heart-failure-results-of-the-medicare-health-outcomes-survey
#16
Jordan M Harrison, Matthew A Davis, Debra L Barton, Nancy K Janz, Susan J Pressler, Christopher R Friese
PURPOSE: The purpose of this population-based study was to examine health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and functional status among breast cancer survivors with heart failure. METHODS: We examined Medicare Health Outcomes Survey data from women aged 65 and older diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years. Surveys were linked to Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results cancer registries. Each woman identified with self-reported heart failure (n = 239) was matched to controls without heart failure (n = 685) using propensity scores...
March 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275897/identification-of-appropriate-and-potentially-avoidable-emergency-department-referrals-in-a-tertiary-cancer-care-center
#17
Claire Duflos, Sami Antoun, Philippe Loirat, Mario DiPalma, Etienne Minvielle
PURPOSE: Referrals to the Emergency Department can be distressing to patients with advanced cancer and may be a non-optimizing health care service. We aimed to describe the appropriateness and potential avoidability of Emergency Department referrals in a tertiary cancer care center where only physician referrals are allowed. METHODS: We prospectively reviewed the electronic medical charts of patients consecutively checked into the Emergency Department in August 2015...
March 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271288/erratum-to-an-exploratory-study-of-the-worst-case-scenario-exercise-as-an-exposure-treatment-for-fear-of-cancer-recurrence
#18
Chelsea Moran, Christina Tomei, Monique Lefebvre, Cheryl Harris, Christine Maheu, Sophie Lebel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261754/unmet-need-for-healthcare-services-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-and-their-parent-carers
#19
Susan M Sawyer, Robyn McNeil, Maria McCarthy, Lisa Orme, Kate Thompson, Sarah Drew, David Dunt
PURPOSE: Cancer in adolescents in and young adults (AYA) has the potential to disrupt health, well-being and developmental trajectories. This study aimed to describe the healthcare support service needs of AYAs with cancer and parent carers and to explore the association of unmet need and emotional distress. METHODS: As part of a national Australian survey of 15-25 year olds with cancer and a nominated parent carer, 196 AYAs reported total and unmet need for 10 clinical services and 204 parents reported on their child's and their own healthcare service needs...
March 6, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258504/the-health-professionals-perspectives-of-support-needs-of-adult-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors-and-their-families-a-delphi-study
#20
Lauren J Breen, Moira O'Connor, Samuel Calder, Vivian Tai, Jade Cartwright, Janet M Beilby
PURPOSE: The aim was to identify the views of Australian and New Zealand health professionals regarding the support needs of people with head and neck cancer (HNC) and their families and current gaps in service delivery. METHODS: A modified Delphi process assessed support needs of people with HNC following acute medical management. A systematic review of the literature was used to develop items relevant to seven key concepts underpinning the psychological experience of living with HNC...
March 3, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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