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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427247/molecular-testing-of-lung-cancers
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Hyo Sup Shim, Yoon-La Choi, Lucia Kim, Sunhee Chang, Wan-Seop Kim, Mee Sook Roh, Tae-Jung Kim, Seung Yeon Ha, Jin-Haeng Chung, Se Jin Jang, Geon Kook Lee
Targeted therapies guided by molecular diagnostics have become a standard treatment of lung cancer. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements are currently used as the best predictive biomarkers for EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors and ALK inhibitors, respectively. Besides EGFR and ALK, the list of druggable genetic alterations has been growing, including ROS1 rearrangements, RET rearrangements, and MET alterations. In this situation, pathologists should carefully manage clinical samples for molecular testing and should do their best to quickly and accurately identify patients who will benefit from precision therapeutics...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419206/short-term-preoperative-exercise-therapy-does-not-improve-long-term-outcome-after-lung-cancer-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-study%C3%A2
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Wolfram Karenovics, Marc Licker, Christoph Ellenberger, Michel Christodoulou, John Diaper, Chetna Bhatia, John Robert, Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, Frédéric Triponez
OBJECTIVES: Poor aerobic fitness is a potential modifiable risk factor for long-term survival and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. This randomized trial evaluates the impact of adding rehabilitation (Rehab) with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) before lung cancer surgery to enhance cardiorespiratory fitness and improve long-term postoperative outcome. METHODS: Patients with operable lung cancer were randomly assigned to usual care (UC, n  = 77) or to intervention group (Rehab, n  = 74) that entailed HIIT that was implemented only preoperatively...
April 17, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417202/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-muscle-strength-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients
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Dorothea Clauss, Christine Tjaden, Thilo Hackert, Lutz Schneider, Cornelia M Ulrich, Joachim Wiskemann, Karen Steindorf
PURPOSE: Cancer patients frequently experience reduced physical fitness due to the disease itself as well as treatment-related side effects. However, studies on physical fitness in pancreatic cancer patients are missing. Therefore, we assessed cardiorespiratory fitness and muscle strength of pancreatic cancer patients. METHODS: We included 65 pancreatic cancer patients, mostly after surgical resection. Cardiorespiratory fitness was assessed using cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
April 17, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380304/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-heart-failure-patients-with-specific-comorbidities
#4
Massimo F Piepoli, Ugo Corrà, Piergiuseppe Agostoni
Exercise capacity is one of the most powerful predicting factors of life expectancy, both in patients with and without cardiac disease. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing provides a global assessment of the integrative exercise responses involving the pulmonary, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, neuropsychological, and skeletal muscle systems, which are not adequately reflected through the measurement of individual organ system function. This relatively noninvasive, dynamic, physiologic overview allows the evaluation of both submaximal and peak exercise responses, providing the physician with relevant information for clinical decision making...
April 5, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336909/stair-climbing-test-predicts-postoperative-cardiopulmonary-complications-and-hospital-stay-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Jingsi Dong, Yousheng Mao, Jiagen Li, Jie He
BACKGROUND There is currently no reliable method to predict major postoperative cardiopulmonary complications for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we hypothesized that exercise oxygen desaturation (EOD) and heart rate change results in a stair-climbing test (SCT) would predict postoperative cardiopulmonary complications for patients with NSCLC. MATERIAL AND METHODS We examined 171 patients (41 females and 130 males) with NSCLC by preoperative SCT from January 2010 to July 2015...
March 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325109/feasibility-and-effects-of-a-combined-adjuvant-high-intensity-interval-strength-training-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-single-center-pilot-study
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Sebastian Viktor Waldemar Schulz, Roman Laszlo, Stephanie Otto, Dmytro Prokopchuk, Uwe Schumann, Florian Ebner, Jens Huober, Jürgen Michael Steinacker
PURPOSE: To evaluate feasibility of an exercise intervention consisting of high-intensity interval endurance and strength training in breast cancer patients. METHODS: Twenty-six women with nonmetastatic breast cancer were consecutively assigned to the exercise intervention- (n= 15, mean age 51.9 ± 9.8 years) and the control group (n = 11, mean age 56.9 ± 7.0 years). Cardiopulmonary exercise testing that included lactate sampling, one-repetition maximum tests and a HADS-D questionnaire were used to monitor patients both before and after a supervised six weeks period of either combined high-intensity interval endurance and strength training (intervention group, twice a week) or leisure training (control group)...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322759/validation-and-refinement-of-prediction-models-to-estimate-exercise-capacity-in-cancer-survivors-using-the-steep-ramp-test
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Martijn M Stuiver, Caroline S Kampshoff, Saskia Persoon, Wim Groen, Willem van Mechelen, Mai Jm Chinapaw, Johannes Brug, Frans Nollet, Marie-José Kersten, Goof Schep, Laurien M Buffart
OBJECTIVE: To further test the validity and clinical usefulness of the Steep Ramp Test (SRT) for estimating exercise tolerance in cancer survivors, by external validation and extension of previously published prediction models for VO2peak and Wpeak. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Multicenter. PARTICIPANTS: Cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPET) and SRT data from cancer survivors (n=283) in two randomized exercise trials...
March 18, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165859/exercise-induced-hypoxemia-in-juvenile-thyroid-carcinoma-with-lung-metastases
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Florian J Segerer, Johannes Biko, Christoph Reiners, Clemens Wirth, Helge Hebestreit
PURPOSE: Exercise-induced arterial hypoxemia (EIAH) has been reported in patients with juvenile thyroid cancer treated with radioiodine for lung metastases. This retrospective study tested the hypothesis that EIAH is due to ventilation-perfusion-mismatch in this rare pulmonary condition. METHOD: 50 patients (age 13 -23 years) treated for juvenile thyroid carcinoma and lung metastasis with 131I and 24 controls with thyroid cancer but without lung metastases and prior 131I-treatment were assessed in a state of acute hypothyroidism by computed tomography of the lungs, pulmonary function testing, cardiopulmonary exercise test with measurements of gas exchange, oxygen saturation, alveolar-arterial difference in pO2 (p(A-a)O2) and pCO2 (p(ET-a)CO2)...
February 6, 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005681/outcomes-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-after-treatment-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-stages-i-to-iiia-an-observational-study
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Steffi M J Janssen, Jannie J Abbink, Robert Lindeboom, Thea P M Vliet Vlieland
PURPOSE: Although rehabilitation after treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was found to have a beneficial effect on exercise capacity in a number of studies, insight into its effect on quality of life (QoL) and fatigue is limited. The aim of this study was to examine the outcome of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) regarding fatigue, QoL, and exercise capacity in adult patients curatively treated for NSCLC stages I to IIIa. METHODS: Study data were prospectively and routinely gathered in daily practice in patients taking part in an outpatient PR program after treatment for NSCLC stages I to IIIa...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966438/never-ignore-extremely-elevated-d-dimer-levels-they-are-specific-for-serious-illness
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T Schutte, A Thijs, Y M Smulders
BACKGROUND: D-dimer is routinely measured as part of the clinical diagnosis algorithms for venous thromboembolism (VTE). In these algorithms, low D- dimer cut-off values are used to generate a dichotomous test result that is sensitive, but very non-specific for VTE. A consequence of any test dichotomisation is loss of information that is hidden in the continuous spectrum of results. For D-dimer, the information conveyed by extremely elevated results may be particularly relevant. Our aim was to assess the differential diagnosis of extremely elevated D-dimer levels in a hospital setting...
December 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928204/a-feasibility-study-related-to-inactive-cancer-survivors-compared-with-non-cancer-controls-during-aerobic-exercise-training
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Scott N Drum, Riggs J Klika, Susan D Carter, Lisa K Sprod, Lars Donath
Cancer survivors (CA) tend to demonstrate metabolic, cardiac, and ventilatory alterations due to previous chemotherapy and radiation that may impair adaptability following aerobic exercise training. Exercise training adaptations of CA finished with primary treatment compared to non-cancer participants (NC) have not yet been extensively elucidated. Thus, the present study compared physiologic responses of CA versus NC following a low-to-moderate intensity, 8-wk aerobic training program. Thirty-seven previously sedentary participants (CA: n = 14, 12 females; NC: n = 23, 19 females) with no heart or metabolic disease did not differ in age, height, weight, and body mass index (51 ± 2 y, 1...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771425/short-term-preoperative-high-intensity-interval-training-in-patients-awaiting-lung-cancer-surgery-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marc Licker, Wolfram Karenovics, John Diaper, Isabelle Frésard, Frédéric Triponez, Christoph Ellenberger, Raoul Schorer, Bengt Kayser, Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux
INTRODUCTION: Impairment in aerobic fitness is a potential modifiable risk factor for postoperative complications. In this randomized controlled trial, we hypothesized that a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program enhances cardiorespiratory fitness before lung cancer surgery and therefore reduces the risk of postoperative complications. METHODS: Patients with operable lung cancer were randomly assigned to usual care (UC) (n = 77) or preoperative rehabilitation based on HIIT (Rehab) (n = 74)...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748503/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-muscle-weakness-in-adults-with-advanced-disease
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REVIEW
Sarah Jones, William D-C Man, Wei Gao, Irene J Higginson, Andrew Wilcock, Matthew Maddocks
BACKGROUND: This review is an update of a previously published review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 1, 2013 on Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for muscle weakness in adults with advanced disease.Patients with advanced progressive disease often experience muscle weakness, which can impact adversely on their ability to be independent and their quality of life. In those patients who are unable or unwilling to undertake whole-body exercise, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may be an alternative treatment to enhance lower limb muscle strength...
October 17, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730011/risk-stratification-in-lung-resection
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REVIEW
Michele Salati, Alessandro Brunelli
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Surgery is considered the best treatment option for patients with early stage lung cancer. Nevertheless, lung resection may cause a variable functional impairment that could influence the whole cardio-respiratory system with potential life-threatening complications. The aim of the present study is to review the most relevant evidences about the evaluation of surgical risk before lung resection, in order to define a practical approach for the preoperative functional assessment in lung cancer patients...
2016: Current Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630455/complications-and-benefits-of-intrahospital-transport-of-adult-intensive-care-unit-patients
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M M Harish, S Janarthanan, Suhail Sarwar Siddiqui, Harish K Chaudhary, Natesh R Prabu, Jigeeshu V Divatia, Atul Prabhakar Kulkarni
BACKGROUND: The transport of critically ill patients for procedures or tests outside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is potentially hazardous; hence, the transport process must be organized and efficient. Plenty of data is available on pre- and inter-hospital transport of patients; the data on intrahospital transport of patients are limited. We audited the complications and benefits of intrahospital transport of critically ill patients in our tertiary care center over 6 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty adult critically ill cancer patients transported from the ICU for either diagnostic or therapeutic procedure over 6 months were included...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589870/the-effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-chemoradiotherapy-on-exercise-capacity-and-outcome-following-upper-gastrointestinal-cancer-surgery-an-observational-cohort-study
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M A West, L Loughney, G Ambler, B D Dimitrov, J J Kelly, M G Mythen, R Sturgess, P M A Calverley, A Kendrick, M P W Grocott, S Jack
BACKGROUND: In 2014 approximately 21,200 patients were diagnosed with oesophageal and gastric cancer in England and Wales, of whom 37 % underwent planned curative treatments. Potentially curative surgical resection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. For operable locally advanced disease, neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) improves survival over surgery alone. However, NAC carries the risk of toxicity and is associated with a decrease in physical fitness, which may in turn influence subsequent clinical outcome...
September 2, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586675/the-association-between-end-of-life-care-and-the-time-interval-between-provision-of-a-do-not-resuscitate-consent-and-death-in-cancer-patients-in-korea
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Sun Kyung Baek, Hye Jung Chang, Ja Min Byun, Jae Joon Han, Dae Seog Heo
Purpose: We explored the relationship between the use of each medical intervention and the length of time between DNR consent and death in Korea. Materials and Methods: A total of 295 terminal cancer patients participated in this retrospective study. Invasive interventions [e.g., cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), intubation, and hemodialysis], less invasive interventions (e.g., transfusion, antibiotic use, inotropic use and laboratory tests), and the time interval between the DNR order and death were evaluated...
September 1, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558253/novel-applications-of-proton-therapy-in-breast-carcinoma
#18
REVIEW
John J Cuaron1, Shannon M MacDonald, Oren Cahlon
This review will focus on the indications, clinical experience, and technical considerations of proton beam radiation therapy in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. For patients with early stage disease, proton therapy delivers less dose to non-target breast tissue for patients receiving partial breast irradiation (PBI) therapy, which may result in improved cosmesis but requires further investigation. For patients with locally advanced breast cancer requiring treatment to the regional lymph nodes, proton therapy allows for an improved dosimetric profile compared with conventional photon and electron techniques...
August 2016: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535566/massarray-pyrosequencing-and-pna-clamping-for-egfr-mutation-detection-in-lung-cancer-tissue-and-cytological-samples-a-multicenter-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Kyueng-Whan Min, Wan-Seop Kim, Se Jin Jang, Yoo Duk Choi, Sunhee Chang, Soon Hee Jung, Lucia Kim, Mee-Sook Roh, Choong Sik Lee, Jung Weon Shim, Mi Jin Kim, Geon Kook Lee
BACKGROUND: Testing for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation is an important process in the therapeutic plan of patients with lung cancer. Recently, MassARRAY, based on matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, has been shown to be a useful method for somatic mutation analysis with pyrosequencing and peptide nucleic acid clamping (PNAc). METHODS: A total of 107 tissues and 67 cytological samples, which were confirmed to have lung adenocarcinoma at nine hospitals in Korea, were collected...
October 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496651/anatomical-segmentectomy-and-wedge-resections-are-associated-with-comparable-outcomes-for-patients-with-small-ct1n0-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Nasser K Altorki, Mohamed K Kamel, Navneet Narula, Galal Ghaly, Abu Nasar, Mohamed Rahouma, Paul C Lee, Jeffery L Port, Brendon M Stiles
OBJECTIVES: Sublobar resection is advocated for patients with NSCLC and compromised cardiopulmonary reserve, and for selected patients with early stage disease. Anatomic segmentectomy (AS) has traditionally been considered superior to wedge resection (WR), but well-balanced comparative studies are lacking. We hypothesize that WR and AS are associated with comparable oncologic outcomes for patients with cT1N0 NSCLC. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospective database was performed (2000-2014) for cT1N0 patients, excluding patients with multiple primary tumors, carcinoid tumors, adenocarcinoma in situ, and minimally invasive adenocarcinoma...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
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