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Fiona Lim Mei Ying, Maria Choy Yin Ping, Macy Tong, Elaine Yim Pik Yan, Tracy Lui Siu Yee, Lam Yuk Ting, Anita Lo Wing Sim, Lui Cheuk Yu, Bosco Lam Hoi Shiu, Ashley Cheng Chi Kin
PURPOSE: International guidelines adopt risk stratification approach to manage patients with low-risk febrile neutropenia patients. We developed this out-patient program using shared-care model with professional input and patient empowerment, so as to reduce patients' psychological burden from hospitalization and to improve the cost-effectiveness of management. METHOD: This is a prospective cohort study to compare the efficacy and safeness of the out-patient program when compared with traditional in-patient care...
March 20, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Martin W W Janssen, Johannes Linxweiler, Ines Philipps, Zentia Bütow, Stefan Siemer, Michael Stöckle, Carsten-Henning Ohlmann
BACKGROUND: Kidney autotransplantation (KAT) is the ultimate approach for nephron-sparing surgery. It is a rarely used method in renal tumor surgery today as minimal invasive and open techniques for nephron-sparing surgery improve constantly. In this publication, the complication rate and the long-term functional and oncological outcome at a single center are analyzed. METHODS: A prospectively constructed database of patients with renal tumors who underwent renal surgery was retrospectively analyzed to identify patients with KAT and describe surgical and oncological outcomes and to obtain long-term follow-up...
February 20, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Hanoon P Pokharel, Neville F Hacker, Lesley Andrews
Background: Gynaecological cancers may be the sentinel malignancy in women who carry a mutation in BRCA1 or 2, a mis-match repair gene causing Lynch Syndrome or other genes. Despite published guidelines for referral to a genetics service, a substantial number of women do not attend for the recommended genetic assessment. The study aims to determine the outcomes of systematic follow-up of patients diagnosed with ovarian or endometrial cancer from Gynaecologic-oncology multidisciplinary meetings who were deemed appropriate for genetics assessment...
2018: Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice
Stephanie Wössner, Kirsten Weber, Anna C Steinbeck, Markus Oberhauser, Matthias Feuerecker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this case report is to describe a multimodal pain therapeutic concept including the adjunct use of pregabalin in a 4.5 year-old child after forefoot amputation. Phantom limb pain and sensation is a complex pain syndrome that is difficult to treat and prevent. 70-75% of all children develop such a pain syndrome after amputation. We describe here a paediatric patient who underwent forefoot amputation following traumatic foot injury and received multimodal pain therapy including pregabalin...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Evan M Graboyes, Dorina Kallogjeri, Jan Zerega, Sara Kukuljan, Linda Neal, Kelsey M Rosenquist, Brian Nussenbaum
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Joakim Isaksson, Sara Lilliehorn, Pär Salander
Oncology social workers (OSWs) play a key role in cancer services, but they have mainly been described from an Anglo-Saxon perspective. This study aims to widen the field by scrutinizing the role and function of OSWs in Sweden. By means of a nationwide questionnaire to Swedish OSWs, the professional characteristics of this group are described, as well as their descriptions and reflections on their clinical function and their experiences of barriers to optimal functioning. Our findings indicate that Swedish OSWs seem to have taken a different path than in other countries by mainly providing therapeutic treatment and counseling to the patients rather than working with discharge planning...
August 2017: Social Work in Health Care
Elizabeth L Dickson, Erica Stockwell, Melissa A Geller, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Sally A Mullany, Rahel Ghebre, Boris J N Witherhoff, Levi S Downs, Linda F Carson, Deanna Teoh, Michelle Glasgow, Matt Gerber, Colleen Rivard, Britt K Erickson, Jacob Hutchins, Peter A Argenta
OBJECTIVE: To estimate whether a rapid recovery program would reduce length of stay among patients undergoing laparotomy on a gynecologic oncology service. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol with routine postoperative care among women undergoing laparotomy on the gynecologic oncology service. Protocol elements included: preoperative counseling, regional anesthesia, intraoperative fluid restriction, and early postoperative ambulation and feeding...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Deanna Teoh, Rebi Nahum Halloway, Jennifer Heim, Rachel Isaksson Vogel, Colleen Rivard
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) surgical risk calculator to predict discharge to postacute care and perioperative complications in gynecologic oncology patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery (MIS). DESIGN: A retrospective chart review (Canadian Task Force classification II-1). SETTING: A university hospital. PATIENTS: All patients undergoing MIS on the gynecologic oncology service from January 1, 2009, to December 30, 2013...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Jill S Bates, Larry W Buie, Lindsey B Amerine, Scott W Savage, Stephen F Eckel, Rachana Patel, John M Valgus, Kamakshi Rao, Rowell Daniels
PURPOSE: The outcomes of a patient-centered layered learning practice model (LLPM) in which the clinical specialist acted as the attending pharmacist and managed a pharmacy team to provide direct patient care were evaluated. METHODS: Two 30-day evaluations were conducted on the acute care malignant hematology and medical oncology services of the University of North Carolina Medical Center in 2011. The primary objective of this study was to design an LLPM that used a team to expand the pharmacist care services offered...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Cecilia Gavazzi, Silvia Colatruglio, Filippo Valoriani, Vincenzo Mazzaferro, Annarita Sabbatini, Roberto Biffi, Luigi Mariani, Rosalba Miceli
BACKGROUND: Weight loss is frequent in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. Nutritional status deteriorates throughout anti-cancer treatment, mostly after major surgery, increasing complications, reducing tolerance and worsening the final prognosis. Enteral nutrition is safe and effective in malnourished patients undergoing major GI surgery. Randomised trials aimed at investigating the effects of home enteral nutrition (HEN) in post-surgical patients with GI cancer are lacking...
September 2016: European Journal of Cancer
Alexander Bauer, Dirk Vordermark, Thomas Seufferlein, Hans-Joachim Schmoll, Henning Dralle, Wilfried Mau, Susanne Unverzagt, Stephanie Boese, Eva-Maria Fach, Margarete Landenberger
BACKGROUND: Managing therapy-related side-effects and improving health-related quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer is still challenging. The need for an effective management of adverse events and unmet supportive care needs have been widely discussed. In the past decade, interventions by nursing staff gained more and more importance. Evidence suggests that a majority of patients even in early stages of the disease experience substantial impairments potentially resulting in diminished therapy adherence as well as impaired quality of life...
December 22, 2015: BMC Cancer
Isa Niemann, Lars O Vejerslev, Ligita Frøding, Jan Blaakær, Lisa Leth Maroun, Estrid Stæhr Hansen, Anni Grove, Helle Lund, Hanne Havsteen, Lone Sunde
Hydatidiform mole is treated with surgical uterine evacuation with suction and blunt curettage (D). Medical uterine evacuation should not be used (C). On clinical suspicion of hydatidiform mole, one representative sample of the evacuated tissue is fixed for histopathologic investigation and one is forwarded unfixed for genetic analysis (D). Serum hCG is measured on suspicion of hydatidiform mole. At the time of the uterine evacuation, the initial hCG is measured (A). After a hydatidiform mole that is both triploid and partial, serum hCG is measured weekly until there are two consecutive undetectable values (< 1 or < 2), after which the patient can be discharged from follow-up (C)...
November 2015: Danish Medical Journal
Malene Missel, Mai Nanna Schønau, Jesper Holst Pedersen, Preben Ulrich Pedersen
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of nurse-led systematic rehabilitation counseling performed before discharge to prevent concerns in the hospital-to-home gap in rehabilitation of lung cancer patients after surgery. DESIGN AND METHOD: A quasi-experimental intervention study. One hundred twenty patients with operable non-small cell lung cancer admitted for surgery participated. Outcome was assessed by a validated self-rating questionnaire. The intervention was performed at the Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark...
January 2015: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Morgan B Smith, Karl F Gumpper, Grazyna Riebandt, Evelyn M Handel
PURPOSE: The progress made by cancer centers across the United States adopting the goals and measures of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) was studied. METHODS: In collaboration with ASHP, the official PPMI hospital self-assessment (HSA) questionnaire and a 10-item supplemental survey specific to oncology pharmacy services were disseminated via e-mail to all 41 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. RESULTS: The HSA results of 26 (63%) of the 41 institutions surveyed were included in the analysis...
October 1, 2014: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Sandra A N Walker, Jennifer K Lo, Sara Compani, Emily Ko, Minh-Hien Le, Romina Marchesano, Rimona Natanson, Rahim Pradhan, Grace Rzyczniak, Vincent Teo, Anju Vyas
BACKGROUND: Medication errors may occur more frequently at discharge, making discharge counselling a vital facet of medication reconciliation. Discharge counselling is a recognized patient safety initiative for which pharmacists have appropriate expertise, but data are lacking about the barriers to provision of this service to adult inpatients by pharmacists. OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of eligible patients who received discharge counselling, to quantify perceived barriers preventing pharmacists from performing discharge counselling, and to determine the relative frequency of barriers and associated time expenditures...
May 2014: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
Patrick Jahn, Oliver Kuss, Heike Schmidt, Alexander Bauer, Maria Kitzmantel, Karin Jordan, Susann Krasemann, Margarete Landenberger
Patients' self-management skills are affected by their knowledge, activities, and attitudes toward pain management. This trial aimed to test the Self Care Improvement through Oncology Nursing (SCION)-PAIN program, a multimodular structured intervention to reduce patients' barriers to self-management of cancer pain. Two hundred sixty-three patients with diagnosed malignancy, pain>3 days, and average pain > or = 3/10 participated in a cluster-randomized trial on 18 wards in 2 German university hospitals...
April 2014: Pain
Mariam M AlHilli, Christine W Tran, Carrie L Langstraat, Janice R Martin, Amy L Weaver, Michaela E McGree, Andrea Mariani, William A Cliby, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez
BACKGROUND: Identification of preoperative factors predictive of non-home discharge after surgery for epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) may aid counseling and optimize discharge planning. We aimed to determine the association between preoperative risk factors and non-home discharge. STUDY DESIGN: Patients who underwent primary surgery for EOC at Mayo Clinic between January 2, 2003 and December 29, 2008 were included. Demographic, preoperative, and intraoperative factors were retrospectively abstracted...
September 2013: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
E Leva, R Arnoldi, C Ferrari, A Morandi, G Brisighelli, F Parolini, G Farris
Thoracic tumours of childhood arise either in the mediastinum, or from the chest wall and rarely from the lung parenchyma. Mediastinal teratoma occur in the anterior mediastinum and are usually very large at presentation; initial treatment is under discussion, but it appears that surgical excision and histological examination are the treatments of choice and it will determine whether the lesion is benign or malignant. The authors report a case of thoracic-abdominal teratoma, diagnosed in utero, and treated successfully with thoracoscopy and laparoscopy...
June 2012: Minerva Pediatrica
S L Smith, E S Wai, C Alexander, S Singh-Carlson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Increasing numbers of women are surviving breast cancer, and survivorship care is becoming more complex. Primary care physicians provide care for most survivors of breast cancer in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The present study offers insight into the confidence of primary care physicians in their abilities to provide such care. It also explores potential ways to assist those providers in enhancing this aspect of their practice. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to 1000 primary care physicians caring for survivors of breast cancer...
October 2011: Current Oncology
T S Cole, I C Johnstone, M S Pearce, B Fulton, A J Cant, A R Gennery, M A Slatter
Haematopoietic SCT (HSCT) is curative for many children with primary immunodeficiencies or other non-malignant conditions. Outcome for those admitted to intensive care following HSCT for oncology diagnoses has historically been very poor. There is no literature available specifically regarding the outcome for children with primary immunodeficiency requiring intensive care following HSCT. We reviewed our post-HSCT admission to intensive care over a 5-year period. A total of 111 children underwent HSCT. Median age at transplant was 1 year 4 months...
January 2012: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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