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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333531/patient-reported-outcome-measures-prom-as-a-preoperative-assessment-tool
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Sunghye Kim, Pamela W Duncan, Leanne Groban, Hannah Segal, Rica Moonyeen Abbott, Jeff D Williamson
Aim of review: Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) on functional, social, and behavioral factors might be important preoperative predictors of postoperative outcomes. We conducted a literature review to explore associations of preoperative depression, socioeconomic status, social support, functional status/frailty, cognitive status, self-management skills, health literacy, and nutritional status with surgical outcomes. Methods: Two electronic data bases, including PubMed and Google Scholar, were searched linking either depression, socioeconomic status, social support, functional status/frailty, cognitive status, self-management skills, health literacy, or nutritional status with surgery, postoperative complications, or perioperative period within the past 2 decades...
November 28, 2017: Journal of anesthesia and perioperative medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301574/continuous-palliative-sedation-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-at-a-tertiary-care-cancer-center
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Bernard Lobato Prado, Diogo Bugano Diniz Gomes, Pedro Luiz Serrano Usón Júnior, Patricia Taranto, Monique Sedlmaier França, Daniel Eiger, Rodrigo Coutinho Mariano, David Hui, Auro Del Giglio
BACKGROUND: Palliative sedation (PS) is an intervention to treat refractory symptoms and to relieve suffering at the end of life. Its prevalence and practice patterns vary widely worldwide. The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency, clinical indications and outcomes of PS in advanced cancer patients admitted to our tertiary comprehensive cancer center. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the use of PS in advanced cancer patients who died between March 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2014...
January 4, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277168/subclinical-thiamine-deficiency-in-patients-with-abdominal-cancer
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Hideki Onishi, Mayumi Ishida, Iori Tanahashi, Takao Takahashi, Yoshitada Taji, Kenji Ikebuchi, Daisuke Furuya, Tatsuo Akechi
OBJECTIVE: Thiamine is an essential coenzyme for oxidative metabolisms; however, it is not synthesized in the human body, and the average thiamine storage capacity is approximately 18 days. Therefore, thiamine deficiency (TD) can occur in any condition of unbalanced nutrition. If TD is left untreated, it causes the neuropsychiatric disorder Wernicke encephalopathy (WE). Although WE is a medical emergency, it is sometimes overlooked because most patients with WE do not exhibit all of the typical symptoms, including delirium, ataxia, and ophthalmoplegia...
December 26, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261818/update-in-hospital-palliative-care-symptom-management-communication-caregiver-outcomes-and-moral-distress
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Rachel D Havyer, Daniel H Pomerantz, Robert L Jayes, Patricia F Harris, Stephanie M Harman, Aziz A Ansari
BACKGROUND: Updated knowledge of the palliative care (PC) literature is needed to maintain competency and best address the PC needs of hospitalized patients. We critiqued the recent PC literature with the highest potential to impact hospital practice. METHODS: We reviewed articles published between January 2016 and December 2016, which were identified through a handsearch of leading journals and a MEDLINE search. The final 9 articles selected were determined by consensus based on scientific rigor, relevance to hospital medicine, and impact on practice...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248434/does-my-older-cancer-patient-have-cognitive-impairment
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Jon Snaedal
Cancer and impaired cognition are both frequent conditions in old age and consequently coexist to certain degree. The prevalence of impaired cognition increases sharply after the age of 65 and the more advanced form of cognitive impairment; dementia, is exceeding 30% by the age of 85years. Adequate cognition is crucial for understanding important facts and for giving consent for intervention. There are many different stages of cognitive impairment, ranging from subjective cognitive impairment to severe dementia...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247265/end-of-life-care-pathway-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-single-institution-experience
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T Heinonen, V Loimu, K Saarilahti, T Saarto, A Mäkitie
BACKGROUND: Studies on palliative care of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients are scarce although the affected patient population is quite large. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of a specialised palliative-care pathway of HNC patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on all HNC patients who were treated at the Helsinki University Hospital Palliative Care Center during 1 year were retrospectively reviewed. The analysis comprised 60 patients (49 males; mean age 67 years; range 28-88)...
December 15, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221736/differential-effects-of-operative-complications-on-survival-after-surgery-for-primary-lung-cancer
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Felix G Fernandez, Andrzej S Kosinski, Anthony P Furnary, Mark Onaitis, Sunghee Kim, Robert H Habib, Betty C Tong, Patricia Cowper, Daniel Boffa, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Cameron D Wright, Joe B Putnam
OBJECTIVE: Complications adversely affect survival after lung cancer surgery. We tested the hypothesis that effects of complications after lung cancer surgery on survival vary substantially across the spectrum of postoperative complications. METHODS: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database was linked to Medicare data for lung cancer resections from 2002 through 2013. Linkage was achieved for 29,899 patients. A survival model was created that included operative complications as explanatory variables and adjusted for relevant baseline covariates...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203991/postoperative-delirium-in-indian-patients-following-major-abdominal-surgery-for-cancer-risk-factors-and-associations
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Vibhawari Dhakharia, Subir Sinha, Jaydip Bhaumik
Postoperative delirium (POD) is not uncommon following major abdominal surgery with its incidence ranging between five and 51%. As cancer affects disproportionately, the population older than 65 years and as delirium is more common in the elderly, surgical oncology patients are at a higher risk of developing POD. The present study was undertaken to explore the impact and associations of POD in Indian patients undergoing oncological major abdominal surgery. A retrospective review of the electronic medical records in a tertiary cancer care institution of all postoperative patients who had undergone major gastrointestinal gynaecological and urological abdominal surgery for cancer and required psycho-oncology referral was performed...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187413/impact-of-inhalational-versus-intravenous-anaesthesia-on-early-delirium-and-long-term-survival-in-elderly-patients-after-cancer-surgery-study-protocol-of-a-multicentre-open-label-and-randomised-controlled-trial
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Yue Zhang, Hui-Juan Li, Dong-Xin Wang, Hui-Qun Jia, Xu-De Sun, Ling-Hui Pan, Qing-Shan Ye, Wen Ouyang, Zhen Jia, Fang-Xiang Zhang, Yong-Qing Guo, Yan-Qiu Ai, Bin-Jiang Zhao, Xu-Dong Yang, Qin-Gong Zhang, Ning Yin, Hong-Yu Tan, Zhi-Heng Liu, Jian-Bo Yu, Daqing Ma
INTRODUCTION: Elderly patients who have solid organ cancer often receive surgery. Some of them may develop delirium after surgery and delirium development is associated with worse outcomes. Furthermore, despite all of the advances in medical care, the long-term survival in cancer patients is far from optimal. Evidences suggest that choice of anaesthetics during surgery, that is, either inhalational or intravenous anaesthetics, may influence outcomes. However, the impact of general anaesthesia type on the occurrence of postoperative delirium is inconclusive...
November 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178096/-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-postoperative-delirium-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-over-60-years
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Haitao Zhang, Yuanzhi Tang, Ying Qin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, risk factors and clinical outcomes of postoperative delirium in colorectal cancer patients over 60 years. METHODS: Consecutive 382 patients older than 60 years undergoing colorectal cancer surgery at Shenzhen Second People's Hospital from June 2013 to June 2016 were recruited prospectively in this study. These patients were evaluated daily after surgery for 7 days by confusion assessment method. Clinical outcomes were compared between patients with and without postoperative delirium, including postoperative complications, length of hospital stay, and mortality within 30 days...
November 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173309/delirium-in-hospitalized-children-with-cancer-incidence-and-associated-risk-factors
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Chani Traube, Sydney Ariagno, Francesca Thau, Lynne Rosenberg, Elizabeth A Mauer, Linda M Gerber, David Pritchard, Julia Kearney, Bruce M Greenwald, Gabrielle Silver
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of delirium and its risk factors in hospitalized children with cancer. STUDY DESIGN: In this cohort study, all consecutive admissions to a pediatric cancer service over a 3-month period were prospectively screened for delirium twice daily throughout their hospitalization. Demographic and treatment-related data were collected from the medical record after discharge. RESULTS: A total of 319 consecutive admissions, including 186 patients and 2731 hospital days, were included...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167039/psychological-and-psychiatric-symptoms-of-terminally-ill-patients-with-cancer-and-their-family-caregivers-in-the-home-care-setting-a-nation-wide-survey-from-the-perspective-of-bereaved-family-members-in-japan
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Makoto Kobayakawa, Asao Ogawa, Michiko Konno, Akiko Kurata, Jun Hamano, Tatsuya Morita, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Maho Aoyama, Mitsunori Miyashita
OBJECTIVE: The psychological and psychiatric symptoms of terminally ill cancer patients are highly problematic and have been associated with greater burden among caregivers. Until now, the extent of these problems in the home care setting was unclear. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted as part of a nationwide survey from the perspective of bereaved family members in Japan (J-HOPE3). The bereaved family members rated the symptoms of delirium and suicidal ideation of patients with cancer, and the sleeplessness and depressed mood of family caregivers utilizing home care services in the one month before the patients' deaths...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161390/thiopental-to-desflurane-an-anaesthetic-journey-where-are-we-going-next
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J R Sneyd
Development targets in anaesthetic pharmacology have evolved from minimizing harm caused by unwanted effects through an era in which rapid onset and offset of drug effect were prioritised. Today's anaesthetists have access to a library of effective drugs whose characteristics offer controllable hypnosis, analgesia and paralysis with manageable off-target effects. The availability of these agents at generic prices inhibits commercial interest and this is reflected in the limited number of current anaesthetic drug development projects...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155290/factors-associated-with-attrition-in-a-multicenter-longitudinal-observational-study-of-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Pedro E Perez-Cruz, Omar Shamieh, Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Jung Hye Kwon, Mary Ann Muckaden, Eduardo Bruera, David Hui
CONTEXT: Attrition is common in longitudinal observational studies in palliative care. Few studies have examined predictors of attrition. OBJECTIVES: To identify patient characteristics at enrollment associated with attrition in palliative oncology outpatient setting. METHODS: In this longitudinal observational study, advanced cancer patients [ACP] enrolled in an outpatient multicenter study were assessed at baseline and 2-5 weeks later. We compared baseline characteristics between patients who returned for follow-up and those who dropped out...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155289/the-diagnostic-sensitivity-of-the-memorial-delirium-assessment-scale-mdas-spanish-version
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Elena Barahona, Rita Pinhao, Victoria Galindo, Antonio Noguera
Although Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale (MDAS) is a successful tool for delirium evaluation and monitoring, it is nevertheless important to determine whether cut-off scores vary according to the studied population. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity of the recently validated Spanish version of the MDAS. The secondary objective is to analyze possible diagnostic differences when used in a hospice or general hospital setting. METHODOLOGY: A prospective study was conducted with advanced cancer patients in two settings (hospice & general hospital)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146958/third-repeat-microvascular-reconstruction-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-aged-65-years-and-older-a-longitudinal-and-sequential-analysis
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Jonas Löfstrand, Kai-Ping Chang, Jennifer An-Jou Lin, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Hsuan-Yu Chou, Huang-Kai Kao
Performing a sequential third free flap for reconstruction of a head and neck defect after cancer resection can be challenging, and the problem is further compounded in elderly patients. The outcomes in this clinical scenario are currently unknown and this study aims to compare the results in elderly patients with younger patients in a high-volume microsurgical unit. A retrospective review of 126 consecutive patients who had undergone three sequential free flap reconstructions after head and neck cancer was performed...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075972/clinical-benefits-of-single-incision-laparoscopic-surgery-for-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-colon-cancer-patients
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Yujiro Nishizawa, Taishi Hata, Ichiro Takemasa, Makoto Yamasaki, Hiroshi Akasaka, Ken Sugimoto, Koki Tamai, Hidekazu Takahashi, Naotsugu Haraguchi, Junichi Nishimura, Chu Matsuda, Tsunekazu Mizushima, Masakazu Ikenaga, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Kohei Murata, Hiromi Rakugi, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: The number of elderly patients with colon cancer is increasing in Japan. Postoperative delirium (POD) is a major complication for elderly patients who undergo surgery, and postoperative pain is a common inducer of POD. We reported previously that single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SLS) significantly reduces postoperative pain compared to conventional laparoscopic surgery (CLS). Data are lacking about the effect of SLS on POD. This retrospective study evaluated the clinical benefits of SLS for POD in elderly patients with colon cancer...
October 26, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071696/diagnosing-and-managing-delirium-in-cancer-patients
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Andrew Edelstein, Yesne Alici
Delirium is frequently encountered when caring for cancer patients, from initial diagnosis to the advanced stages of the disease; however, it is often missed. Oncologists need to be familiar with the various defining features of the condition, and should be able to identify common underlying causes. We present a systematic approach to the workup, as well as pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to management. We discuss the common practice of treatment with neuroleptics, as well as recent controversy surrounding their use...
September 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034255/perioperative-management-of-elderly-patients-with-gastrointestinal-malignancies-the-contribution-of-anesthesia
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Rudolf Mörgeli, Kathrin Scholtz, Johannes Kurth, Sascha Treskatsch, Bruno Neuner, Susanne Koch, Lutz Kaufner, Claudia Spies
INTRODUCTION: Elderly patients suffering from gastrointestinal malignancies are particularly prone to perioperative complications. Elderly patients often present with reduced physiological reserves, and comorbidities can limit treatment options and promote complications. Surgeons and anesthesiologists must be aware of strategies required to deal with this vulnerable subgroup. METHODS: We provide a brief review of current and emerging perioperative strategies for the treatment of elderly patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and frequent comorbidities...
August 2017: Visceral Medicine
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
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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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