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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925569/prescribing-errors-intercepted-by-pharmacist-intervention-in-care-of-patients-hospitalised-with-breast-and-gynaecological-cancer-at-a-brazilian-teaching-hospital
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A C Ferracini, A T Rodrigues, A A de Barros, S F Derchain, P G Mazzola
Oncologic inpatients often require multiple drug therapy. They may be at higher risk of experiencing prescribing errors, which pharmacist interventions may help to avoid. This study aimed to evaluate the types of prescribing errors, pharmaceutical interventions and differences in clinical significance, in prescriptions for hospitalised patients with breast and gynaecological cancer. A cross-sectional, prospective study was conducted at the oncology ward of a clinic specialised in breast and gynaecology cancer...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923410/extended-case-duration-and-hypotension-are-associated-with-higher-grade-postoperative-complications-after-urinary-diversion-for-non-oncological-disease
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Y Santiago-Lastra, Michael R Mathis, Elizabeth Andraska, Aleda L Thompson, Bahaa S Malaeb, Anne P Cameron, J Quentin Clemens, John T Stoffel
OBJECTIVE: To report survival for patients who undergo urinary diversion for benign indications and to identify risk factors for morbidity at 90 days. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of consecutive urinary diversions with or without cystectomy for non-oncological indications at a single institution. The indication for diversion was intractable incontinence, upper tract deterioration, urinary fistula, and unmanageable bladder pain. Patients were categorized according to their most severe complication within 90 days of surgery, using the Clavien-Dindo system...
September 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922786/relapse-free-survival-as-a-surrogate-for-overall-survival-in-the-evaluation-of-stage-ii-iii-melanoma-adjuvant-therapy
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Stefan Suciu, Alexander M M Eggermont, Paul Lorigan, John M Kirkwood, Svetomir N Markovic, Claus Garbe, David Cameron, Srividya Kotapati, Tai-Tsang Chen, Keith Wheatley, Natalie Ives, Gaetan de Schaetzen, Achmad Efendi, Marc Buyse
Background: We assessed whether relapse-free survival (RFS; time until recurrence/death) is a valid surrogate for overall survival (OS) among resected stage II-III melanoma patients through a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Methods: Individual patient data (IPD) on RFS and OS were collected from 5826 patients enrolled in 11 randomized adjuvant trials comparing interferon (IFN) to observation. In addition, IPD from two studies comparing IFN and vaccination in 989 patients were included...
January 1, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922687/comparison-of-perioperative-renal-and-oncologic-outcomes-in-robotic-assisted-versus-open-partial-nephrectomy
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Jo-Lynn Tan, Mark Frydenberg, Jeremy Grummet, Uri Hanegbi, Ross Snow, Sarah Mann, Kirobel Begashaw, Daniel Moon
BACKGROUND: To compare perioperative, renal and oncological outcomes after robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) versus open partial nephrectomy (OPN) for the treatment of renal tumours. METHODS: All partial nephrectomies performed at a Metropolitan Urology Centre between 2010 and 2016 were analysed. Baseline data was collected for patient demographics, tumour characteristics (tumour size, laterality and polarity, RENAL scores), and perioperative variables (e...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921411/differences-in-the-severity-distress-interference-and-frequency-on-cancer-related-symptoms-between-island-hispanic-puerto-ricans-and-mainland-non-hispanic-whites
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Velda J González-Mercado, Leorey N Saligan, Ming Ji, Maureen Groer, Elsa Pedro, Susan McMillan
The knowledge base of cancer-related symptoms is increasing; yet, limited attention has been given to provide evidence on differences in the perception of cancer symptoms between ethnic groups, especially in the Hispanic Puerto Rican (PR) population. To examine whether there are significant differences in the severity, distress, interference, and frequency of cancer symptoms between island Hispanic PR and mainland non-Hispanic whites. In this secondary data analysis, data from 109 Hispanic PR was matched by age, gender and cancer diagnosis with data from non-Hispanic whites...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918552/long-term-quality-of-life-profile-in-oncology-a-comparison-between-cancer-survivors-and-the-general-population
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Maria Antonietta Annunziata, Barbara Muzzatti, Cristiana Flaiban, Katiuscia Gipponi, Carlo Carnaghi, Paolo Tralongo, Michele Caruso, Raffaele Cavina, Umberto Tirelli
PURPOSE: Understanding the quality of life (QoL) of cancer survivors is relevant to both clinical practice and health care policy. The current study compared the QoL profile in this specific population with that of a normative sample for the general population, as well as with those of both healthy and oncological patients normative sub-samples. In addition, associations between the obtained QoL profile and the main socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample were examined...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916346/radiofrequency-ablation-of-t1a-renal-cell-carcinomas-within-renal-transplant-allografts-oncologic-outcomes-and-graft%C3%A2-viability
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Derek W Cool, John R Kachura
PURPOSE: To evaluate oncologic outcomes and graft viability after percutaneous RF ablation of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) developing within renal transplant allografts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-institution, retrospective study reviewed all patients treated with RF ablation for RCC between February 2004 and May 2016. Ten patients were identified (age 49.6 y ± 12.6; 9 men, 1 woman) with 12 biopsy-confirmed RCC tumors within the allograft (all T1a, mean diameter 2...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915812/the-economic-burden-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-in-taiwan
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Jihyung Hong, Yiling Tsai, Diego Novick, Frank Chi-Huang Hsiao, Rebecca Cheng, Jen-Shi Chen
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in both sexes worldwide, especially in Eastern Asia. This study aimed to estimate the economic burden of advanced gastric cancer (AGC) in Taiwan. METHODS: The costs of AGC in 2013 were estimated using resource use data from a chart review study (n = 122 with AGC) and national statistics. Annual per-patient costs, where patients' follow-up periods were adjusted for, were estimated with 82 patients who had complete resource use data...
September 16, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915810/does-one-workshop-on-respecting-cultural-differences-increase-health-professionals-confidence-to-improve-the-care-of-australian-aboriginal-patients-with-cancer-an-evaluation
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Angela Durey, Georgia Halkett, Melissa Berg, Leanne Lester, Marion Kickett
BACKGROUND: Aboriginal Australians have worse cancer survival rates than other Australians. Reasons include fear of a cancer diagnosis, reluctance to attend mainstream health services and discrimination from health professionals. Offering health professionals education in care focusing on Aboriginal patients' needs is important. The aim of this paper was to evaluate whether participating in a workshop improved the confidence of radiation oncology health professionals in their knowledge, communication and ability to offer culturally safe healthcare to Aboriginal Australians with cancer...
September 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915689/different-long-term-oncologic-outcomes-after-radical-surgical-resection-for-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-and-adenocarcinoma-of-the-stomach
#10
Jian-Wei Xie, Jun Lu, Jian-Xian Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jia-Bin Wang, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Chang-Ming Huang
PURPOSE: To explore differences in long-term outcomes between gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma (GNEC) and gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC). METHODS: One hundred GNEC patients and 3089 GAC patients were enrolled. Differences in long-term outcomes between the groups were analyzed by 1:2 propensity score matching. RESULTS: Statistically significant differences between the groups were noted in terms of gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, tumor size, T stage, N stage, TNM stage and surgical approach...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913177/big-data-in-designing-clinical-trials-opportunities-and-challenges
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Charles S Mayo, Martha M Matuszak, Matthew J Schipper, Shruti Jolly, James A Hayman, Randall K Ten Haken
Emergence of big data analytics resource systems (BDARSs) as a part of routine practice in Radiation Oncology is on the horizon. Gradually, individual researchers, vendors, and professional societies are leading initiatives to create and demonstrate use of automated systems. What are the implications for design of clinical trials, as these systems emerge? Gold standard, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have high internal validity for the patients and settings fitting constraints of the trial, but also have limitations including: reproducibility, generalizability to routine practice, infrequent external validation, selection bias, characterization of confounding factors, ethics, and use for rare events...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912116/reliability-of-an-e-pro-tool-of-eortc-qlq-c30-for-measurement-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-prospective-randomized-trial
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Markus Wallwiener, Lina Matthies, Elisabeth Simoes, Lucia Keilmann, Andreas D Hartkopf, Alexander N Sokolov, Christina B Walter, Nina Sickenberger, Stephanie Wallwiener, Manuel Feisst, Paul Gass, Peter A Fasching, Michael P Lux, Diethelm Wallwiener, Florin-Andrei Taran, Joachim Rom, Andreas Schneeweiss, Joachim Graf, Sara Y Brucker
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer represents the most common malignant disease in women worldwide. As currently systematic palliative treatment only has a limited effect on survival rates, the concept of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is gaining more and more importance in the therapy setting of metastatic breast cancer. One of the major patient-reported outcomes (PROs) for measuring HRQoL in patients with breast cancer is provided by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911923/secondary-data-sources-for-health-services-research-in-urologic-oncology
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REVIEW
Alexander P Cole, David F Friedlander, Quoc-Dien Trinh
BACKGROUND: Though secondary data analyses of large datasets may reduce logistical and financial barriers required to perform significant and innovative work, such research requires specialized skills in data handling and statistical techniques as well as thorough and detailed knowledge of the data sources being used. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of several common types of secondary data, focusing on strengths, weaknesses and examples of how these data may be used for health services research...
September 11, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905806/oesophageal-perforation-therapeutic-and-diagnostics-challenge-retrospective-single-center-case-report-analysis-2009-2015
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Piotr Misiak, Sławomir Jabłoński, Łukasz Piskorz, Lechosław Dorożała, Artur Terlecki, Szymon Wcisło
BACKGROUND: Esophageal perforation is a life-threatening condition of a complex etiology. No clear guidelines are available regarding the management of this condition. In this study, we review publications related to esophageal perforation, and analyze patients treated for this condition at our Department of Thoracic, General and Oncological Surgery. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to retrospectively assess and analyze management methods for esophageal perforations of different etiologies...
August 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905801/the-impact-of-obesity-on-the-perioperative-clinicopathologic-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-robot-assisted-total-mesorectal-excision-for-rectal-cancer
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Ajit Pai, Fahad Alsabhan, John J Park, George Melich, Suela Sulo, Slawomir J Marecik
PURPOSE: To analyze the feasibility and outcomes of robotic rectal cancer surgery in obese patients. METHODS: From 2005 to 2012, 101 consecutive rectal cancers operated robotically were enrolled in a prospective database. Patients were stratified into obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) and non-obese (BMI < 30 kg/m2) groups. Operative, perioperative parameters, and pathologic outcomes were compared. Data were analyzed using SPSS 22.0, while statistical significance was defined as a p value ≤ ...
August 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904976/household-financial-burden-and-poverty-impacts-of-cancer-treatment-in-vietnam
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Van Minh Hoang, Cam Phuong Pham, Quynh Mai Vu, Thuy Trang Ngo, Dinh Ha Tran, Dieu Bui, Xuan Dung Pham, Dang Khoa Tran, Trong Khoa Mai
PURPOSE: This paper aims to analyze the household financial burden and poverty impacts of cancer treatment in Vietnam. METHODS: Under the "ASEAN CosTs in ONcology" study design, three major specialized cancer hospitals were employed to assemble the Vietnamese data. Factors of socioeconomic, direct, and indirect costs of healthcare were collected prospectively through both individual interviews and hospital financial records. RESULTS: The rates of catastrophic expenditure based on the cut-off points of 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50% of household's income were 82...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904173/impact-of-metastasectomy-in-the-multimodality-approach-for-braf-v600e-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-the-mayo-clinic-experience
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Benny Johnson, Zhaohui Jin, Mark J Truty, Rory L Smoot, David M Nagorney, Michael L Kendrick, Benjamin R Kipp, Axel Grothey
BACKGROUND: BRAF V600E mutations are present in 8%-10% of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and portend poor prognosis. This study investigated the impact of metastasectomy for patients with BRAF V600E mCRC. Subjects, Materials, and Methods . Using prospective clinical and molecular data, patients with BRAF V600E mCRC were analyzed for clinical characteristics and survival. Statistical analyses utilized the Kaplan-Meier method, log-rank test, and Cox proportional hazard models...
September 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902390/outcomes-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-hodgkin-lymphoma-treated-on-us-cooperative-group-protocols-an-adult-intergroup-e2496-and-children-s-oncology-group-cog-ahod0031-comparative-analysis
#18
Tara O Henderson, Susan K Parsons, Kristen E Wroblewski, Lu Chen, Fangxin Hong, Sonali M Smith, Jennifer L McNeer, Ranjana H Advani, Randy D Gascoyne, Louis S Constine, Sandra Horning, Nancy L Bartlett, Bijal Shah, Joseph M Connors, John I Leonard, Brad S Kahl, Kara M Kelly, Cindy L Schwartz, Hongli Li, Jonathan W Friedberg, Debra L Friedman, Leo I Gordon, Andrew M Evens
BACKGROUND: There is no clear consensus between pediatric and adult providers about the treatment of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). METHODS: Failure-free survival (FFS) and overall survival (OS) were compared between 114 patients ages 17 to 21 years with HL who were treated on the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network Intergroup adult E2496 study and 391 similarly patients ages 17 to 21 years with HL who were treated on the pediatric Children's Oncology Group (COG) AHOD0031 study...
September 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895658/laparoscopic-and-robotic-assisted-versus-open-radical-prostatectomy-for-the-treatment-of-localised-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Dragan Ilic, Sue M Evans, Christie Ann Allan, Jae Hung Jung, Declan Murphy, Mark Frydenberg
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is commonly diagnosed in men worldwide. Surgery, in the form of radical prostatectomy, is one of the main forms of treatment for men with localised prostate cancer. Prostatectomy has traditionally been performed as open surgery, typically via a retropubic approach. The advent of laparoscopic approaches, including robotic-assisted, provides a minimally invasive alternative to open radical prostatectomy (ORP). OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy or robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy compared to open radical prostatectomy in men with localised prostate cancer...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894396/a-validation-of-clinical-data-captured-from-a-novel-cancer-care-quality-program-directly-integrated-with-administrative-claims-data
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David M Kern, John J Barron, Bingcao Wu, Alex Ganetsky, Vincent J Willey, Ralph A Quimbo, Michael J Fisch, Joseph Singer, Ann Nguyen, Ronac Mamtani
BACKGROUND: Data from a Cancer Care Quality Program are directly integrated with administrative claims data to provide a level of clinical detail not available in claims-based studies, and referred to as the HealthCore Integrated Research Environment (HIRE)-Oncology data. This study evaluated the validity of the HIRE-Oncology data compared with medical records of breast, lung, and colorectal cancer patients. METHODS: Data elements included cancer type, stage, histology (lung only), and biomarkers...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
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