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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989544/local-therapies-for-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Ruth Exner
During the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December 2016, the main topics were systemic treatment of breast cancer and molecular research. But several studies were also presented concerning local therapy: Surgical issues on evaluating resection margins, management of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), surgical challenges after neoadjuvant therapy related to assessment of response or treatment of axillary lymph nodes, and studies about outcome after breast reconstruction and radiation therapy were discussed...
2017: Memo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933416/developing-a-research-instrument-to-document-awareness-knowledge-and-attitudes-regarding-breast-cancer-and-early-detection-techniques-for-pakistani-women-the-breast-cancer-inventory-bci
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Atta Abbas Naqvi, Fatima Zehra, Rizwan Ahmad, Niyaz Ahmad
There is a general hesitation in participation among Pakistani women when it comes to giving their responses in surveys related to breast cancer which may be due to the associated stigma and conservatism in society. We felt that no research instrument was able to extract information from the respondents to the extent it was needed for the successful execution of our study. The need to develop a research instrument tailored for Pakistani women was based upon the fact that most Pakistani women come from a conservative background and sometimes view this topic as provocative and believe discussing publicly about it as inappropriate...
December 9, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916957/perspectives-of-women-considering-bilateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-and-their-peers-towards-a-telephone-based-peer-support-intervention
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D St-Pierre, K Bouchard, L Gauthier, J Chiquette, Michel Dorval
Prophylactic mastectomy is an effective strategy to reduce the risk of breast cancer for women carrying a BRCA1/2 germline mutation. This decision is complex and may raise various concerns. Women considering this surgery have reported their desire to discuss the implications of this procedure with women who have undergone prophylactic mastectomy. We conducted a qualitative study to describe the topics covered during a telephone-based peer support intervention between women considering prophylactic mastectomy (recipients) and women who had undergone this surgery (peers), and to explore their perspectives regarding the intervention...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881380/missed-therapeutic-and-prevention-opportunities-in-women-with-brca-mutated-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-and-their-families-due-to-low-referral-rates-for-genetic-counseling-and-brca-testing-a-review-of-the-literature
#4
Paul J Hoskins, Walter H Gotlieb
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Fifteen percent of women with epithelial ovarian cancer have inherited mutations in the BRCA breast cancer susceptibility genes. Knowledge of her BRCA status has value both for the woman and for her family. A therapeutic benefit exists for the woman with cancer, because a new family of oral drugs, the poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, has recently been approved, and these drugs have the greatest efficacy in women who carry the mutation. For her family, there is the potential to prevent ovarian cancer in those carrying the mutation by using risk-reducing surgery...
September 7, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856941/racial-and-ethnic-disparities-in-patient-provider-communication-with-breast-cancer-patients-evidence-from-2011-meps-and-experiences-with-cancer-supplement
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Shelley I White-Means, Ahmad Reshad Osmani
The current study explores racial/ethnic disparities in the quality of patient-provider communication during treatment, among breast cancer patients. A unique data set, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and Experiences With Cancer Supplement 2011, is used to examine this topic. Using measures of the quality of patient-provider communication that patients are best qualified to evaluate, we explore the relationship between race/ethnicity and patients' perspectives on whether (1) patient-provider interactions are respectful, (2) providers are listening to patients, (3) providers provide adequate explanations of outcomes and treatment, and (4) providers spend adequate time in interacting with the patients...
January 1, 2017: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843227/investigating-the-quality-of-life-and-the-related-factors-in-iranian-women-with-breast-cancer
#6
Fatemeh Homaee Shandiz, Fatemeh Zahra Karimi, Zahra Khosravi Anbaran, Mahbubeh Abdollahi, Nafiseh Rahimi, Mina Ghasemi
Introduction: Nowadays breast cancer is the most important factor concerning the women’s health which can affect the quality of life (QOL). This study was performed with aim to investigate the QOL and the related factors in Iranian women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014-2015. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 94 women with breast cancer who were selected by convenience sampling in Mashhad, Iran from 2014-2015. The data were collected through Demographic and Clinical Questionnaire and EORTC QLQ-C30...
August 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837757/systemic-antibiotics-for-treating-malignant-wounds
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REVIEW
Darshini A Ramasubbu, Valerie Smith, Fiona Hayden, Patricia Cronin
BACKGROUND: Malignant wounds are a devastating complication of cancer. They usually develop in the last six months of life, in the breast, chest wall or head and neck regions. They are very difficult to treat successfully, and the commonly associated symptoms of pain, exudate, malodour, and the risk of haemorrhage are extremely distressing for those with advanced cancer. Treatment and care of malignant wounds is primarily palliative, and focuses on alleviating pain, controlling infection and odour from the wound, managing exudate and protecting the surrounding skin from further deterioration...
August 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820514/topical-opioids-and-antimicrobials-for-the-management-of-pain-infection-and-infection-related-odors-in-malignant-wounds-a-systematic-review
#8
Kathleen Finlayson, Laisa Teleni, Alexandra L McCarthy
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Patients with malignant wounds report pain, distress from odor and exudate, decreased self-esteem, and poor quality of life. This systematic review explores topical opioids, antimicrobials, and odor-reducing agents for preventing or managing malignant wound pain, infection, and odor.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: MEDLINE®, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, CINAHL®, and reference lists were searched to identify relevant studies.
. DATA EVALUATION: Eligible study designs included interventions with pre- and postintervention data...
September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814476/phase-i-trial-of-the-androgen-receptor-modulator-cr1447-in-breast-cancer-patients
#9
Martin Zweifel, Beat Thürlimann, Salome Riniker, Patrik Weder, Roger von Moos, Olivia Pagani, Martin Bigler, Karin M Rothgiesser, Christiane Pilop, Hanne Hawle, Peter Brauchli, Coya Tapia, Wolfgang Schoenfeld, Cristiana Sessa
CR1447 (4-hydroxytestosterone, 4-OHT) binds to the androgen receptor and has antiproliferative activity in both ER-positive and ER-negative/AR-positive breast cancer cells in preclinical studies. The objective of this first-in man trial was to evaluate the safety and to determine the dose of CR1447, administered as an ointment, for Phase II. Escalating doses (100, 200, 400 mg) of CR1447 were administered topically on a daily basis to patients with ER-positive/AR-positive/HER2-negative advanced breast cancer pretreated with several lines of therapy...
October 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776606/special-needs-of-young-women-with-breast-cancer-in-limited-resource-settings
#10
Carmen Lizette Gálvez-Hernández, María Cecilia González-Robledo, Regina Barragán-Carrillo, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza
BACKGROUND: Young women with breast cancer (YWBC) comprise a group of patients with unique biopsychosocial characteristics with a special perception of needs throughout their disease and survivorship. Contexts marked by restricted allocations and economic constraints might further aggravate the struggle of these patients living within limited resource settings and can demand added requirements for them and their families. OBJECTIVE: To analytically explore the existing knowledge regarding the needs of YWBC in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs)...
July 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760725/what-patients-can-tell-us-topic-analysis-for-social-media-on-breast-cancer
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Mike Donald Tapi Nzali, Sandra Bringay, Christian Lavergne, Caroline Mollevi, Thomas Opitz
BACKGROUND: Social media dedicated to health are increasingly used by patients and health professionals. They are rich textual resources with content generated through free exchange between patients. We are proposing a method to tackle the problem of retrieving clinically relevant information from such social media in order to analyze the quality of life of patients with breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to detect the different topics discussed by patients on social media and to relate them to functional and symptomatic dimensions assessed in the internationally standardized self-administered questionnaires used in cancer clinical trials (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer [EORTC] Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 [QLQ-C30] and breast cancer module [QLQ-BR23])...
July 31, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691132/randomized-phase-ii-placebo-controlled-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-topical-pure-emu-oil-for-joint-pain-related-to-adjuvant-aromatase-inhibitor-use-in-postmenopausal-women-with-early-breast-cancer-just-joints-under-study
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Arlene Chan, R De Boer, A Gan, P Willsher, R Martin, Y Zissiadis, K Miller, A Bauwens, D Hastrich
PURPOSE: Aromatase inhibitors are standard of care in women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer. Published evidence demonstrates that adverse effects may have an impact on drug compliance, with arthralgias being one of the most commonly reported adverse effects. METHODS: Eligible patients were postmenopausal women who had experienced arthralgia following initiation of an aromatase inhibitor. Patients who experienced arthralgias following a minimum of a 3-month treatment on the aromatase inhibitor were randomized to emu oil or placebo oil...
July 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602267/post-reconstruction-dermatitis-of-the-breast
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A C Rosen, C Goh, M E Lacouture, B J Mehrara, P G Cordeiro, P L Myskowski
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of women diagnosed with breast cancer undergo mastectomy with subsequent implant-based or autogenous tissue-based reconstruction. Potential complications include infection, capsular contracture, and leak or rupture of implants with necessity for explantation. Skin rashes are infrequently described complications of patients who undergo mastectomy with or without reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of breast cancer patients referred to the Dermatology Service for diagnosis and management of a rash post-mastectomy and expander or implant placement or transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap reconstruction was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597400/gynecologic-oncologists-attitudes-and-practices-relating-to-integrative-medicine-results-of-a-nationwide-ago-survey
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Evelyn Klein, Matthias W Beckmann, Werner Bader, Cosima Brucker, Gustav Dobos, Dorothea Fischer, Volker Hanf, Annette Hasenburg, Sebastian M Jud, Matthias Kalder, Marion Kiechle, Sherko Kümmel, Andreas Müller, Myrjam-Alice T Müller, Daniela Paepke, Andre-Robert Rotmann, Florian Schütz, Anton Scharl, Petra Voiss, Markus Wallwiener, Claudia Witt, Carolin C Hack
PURPOSE: The growing popularity and acceptance of integrative medicine is evident both among patients and among the oncologists treating them. As little data are available regarding health-care professionals' knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to the topic, a nationwide online survey was designed. METHODS: Over a period of 11 weeks (from July 15 to September 30, 2014) a self-administered, 17-item online survey was sent to all 676 members of the Research Group on Gynecological Oncology (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie) in the German Cancer Society...
August 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551737/recurrent-meningitis
#15
REVIEW
Jon Rosenberg, Benjamin T Galen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recurrent meningitis is a rare clinical scenario that can be self-limiting or life threatening depending on the underlying etiology. This review describes the causes, risk factors, treatment, and prognosis for recurrent meningitis. As a general overview of a broad topic, the aim of this review is to provide clinicians with a comprehensive differential diagnosis to aide in the evaluation and management of a patient with recurrent meningitis. RECENT FINDINGS: New developments related to understanding the pathophysiology of recurrent meningitis are as scarce as studies evaluating the treatment and prevention of this rare disorder...
July 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526012/the-pregnancy-and-fertility-prefer-study-an-italian-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study-on-fertility-preservation-and-pregnancy-issues-in-young-breast-cancer-patients
#16
Matteo Lambertini, Paola Anserini, Valeria Fontana, Francesca Poggio, Giuseppina Iacono, Annalisa Abate, Alessia Levaggi, Loredana Miglietta, Claudia Bighin, Sara Giraudi, Alessia D'Alonzo, Eva Blondeaux, Davide Buffi, Francesco Campone, Domenico F Merlo, Lucia Del Mastro
BACKGROUND: Fertility and pregnancy issues are of key importance for young breast cancer patients. Despite several advances in the field, there are still multiple unmet needs and barriers in discussing and dealing with these concerns. To address the significant challenges related to fertility and pregnancy issues, the PREgnancy and FERtility (PREFER) study was developed as a national comprehensive program aiming to optimize care and improve knowledge around these topics. METHODS: The PREFER study is a prospective cohort study conducted across several Italian institution affiliated with the Gruppo Italiano Mammella (GIM) group evaluating patterns of care and clinical outcomes of young breast cancer patients dealing with fertility and pregnancy issues...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445277/cancer-studies-based-on-secondary-data-analysis-of-the-taiwan-s-national-health-insurance-research-database-a-computational-text-analysis-and-visualization-study
#17
Jui-Kun Chiang, Chih-Wen Lin, Chun-Lung Wang, Malcolm Koo, Yee-Hsin Kao
There has been a surge in the academic publication output based on secondary analyses of the data from the Taiwan's National Health Insurance claim records. It has become a challenge to comprehend such a rapid expansion of the literature. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the conceptual content of National Health Insurance Research Database-based cancer research, using the abstract of articles extracted from PubMed between 2002 and 2015. Search terms including "National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) AND Taiwan," "Taiwan AND population-based," and "Taiwan AND nationwide" were used to search in PubMed with the publication date limited to between 1997 and 2015...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389418/understanding-health-care-social-media-use-from-different-stakeholder-perspectives-a-content-analysis-of-an-online-health-community
#18
Yingjie Lu, Yang Wu, Jingfang Liu, Jia Li, Pengzhu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Health care social media used for health information exchange and emotional communication involves different types of users, including patients, caregivers, and health professionals. However, it is difficult to identify different stakeholders because user identification data are lacking due to privacy protection and proprietary interests. Therefore, identifying the concerns of different stakeholders and how they use health care social media when confronted with huge amounts of health-related messages posted by users is a critical problem...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350652/role-of-mitomycin-c-in-preventing-capsular-contracture-in-implant-based-reconstructive-breast-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Maurizio Bruno Nava, Nicola Rocco, Giuseppe Catanuto, Joanna Frangou, Corrado Rispoli, Joseph Ottolenghi, Novella Bruno, Andrea Spano
BACKGROUND: Capsular contracture represents the most frequent complication after implant-based breast reconstruction. An experimental study on mice demonstrated that capsule formation around breast implants is considerably diminished after topical application of mitomycin C. The authors conducted a randomized controlled clinical trial investigating the efficacy of mitomycin C in reducing capsular contracture rates following implant-based breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323113/longitudinal-analysis-of-discussion-topics-in-an-online-breast-cancer-community-using-convolutional-neural-networks
#20
Shaodian Zhang, Edouard Grave, Elizabeth Sklar, Noémie Elhadad
Identifying topics of discussions in online health communities (OHC) is critical to various information extraction applications, but can be difficult because topics of OHC content are usually heterogeneous and domain-dependent. In this paper, we provide a multi-class schema, an annotated dataset, and supervised classifiers based on convolutional neural network (CNN) and other models for the task of classifying discussion topics. We apply the CNN classifier to the most popular breast cancer online community, and carry out cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses to show topic distributions and topic dynamics throughout members' participation...
May 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
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