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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353632/health-related-quality-of-life-during-cancer-treatment-perspectives-of-young-adult-23-39-years-cancer-survivors-and-primary-informal-caregivers
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Shiraz I Mishra, Heidi Rishel Brakey, Miria Kano, Frances R Nedjat-Haiem, Andrew L Sussman
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of information regarding health related quality of life (HRQoL) of young adults (YAs) with cancer and caregivers. Therefore, we characterize YA and caregiver perspectives on the impact of cancer and its treatment on HRQoL. METHODS: We conducted descriptive qualitative in-depth, semi-structured interviews with YAs receiving cancer care at an academic health center in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA) and primary informal caregivers. The interviews, conducted from September through December 2015, focused on perspectives on the impact of the disease and its treatment in terms of physical and emotional effects, coping, and strategies to enhance HRQoL...
February 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346008/follow-up-care-provider-preferences-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Joemy M Ramsay, Karely Mann, Sapna Kaul, Eduardo R Zamora, Rochelle R Smits-Seemann, Anne C Kirchhoff
PURPOSE: To explore the experiences and perspectives of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors regarding patient-provider relationships and their preferences surrounding type of healthcare provider for follow-up care. METHODS: We recruited AYA cancer survivors who were diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 39 using the Utah Cancer Registry. Twenty-eight survivors participated in six focus groups held between March and May of 2015 in Salt Lake City and St...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329440/executive-function-and-internalizing-symptoms-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-the-role-of-coping
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Jamie L Jackson, Gina M Gerardo, Jennifer D Monti, Kyle A Schofield, Kathryn Vannatta
Executive functioning deficits have been documented among congenital heart disease (CHD) survivors and may contribute to emotional distress. Little research has investigated the role of coping in this association. This study examined the role of coping in accounting for the association between self-reported executive function problems and internalizing symptoms among adolescents and emerging adults (AEAs), as well as young adults (YAs) with CHD. Participants included 74 AEA ( M age  = 19.32  ±  3.47 years, range 15-25 years) and 98 YA CHD survivors ( M age  = 32...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317152/predicting-long-term-outcomes-after-cardiac-arrest-by-using-serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin
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Yu-Ri Park, Joo Suk Oh, Hyunho Jeong, Jungtaek Park, Young Min Oh, Semin Choi, Kyoung Ho Choi
OBJECTIVES: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is secreted by various tissues in pathologic states. Previous studies reported that post-cardiac arrest serum NGAL levels correlate with short-term neurologic outcomes and survival. The aim of this study was to examine the associations between NGAL levels post-cardiac arrest and long-term outcomes and survival. METHODS: This prospective observational study and retrospective review included adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors who were treated by hypothermia-targeted temperature management...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301526/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-late-adolescence-and-young-adulthood-survivorship-related-quality-of-life-measure-laya-srql
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Diana Richter, Anja Mehnert, Florian Schepper, Katja Leuteritz, Crystal Park, Jochen Ernst
BACKGROUND: Cancer has adverse effects on patient's quality of life. As such, measuring quality of life (QoL) has become an integral part of psycho-oncological health care. Because adolescent and young adult patients have different needs in contrast to children and older cancer patients, instruments for adequately measuring QoL of cancer survivors in this age range are essential. As there is not a corresponding instrument in Germany, we aimed to validate the German version of the Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood Survivorship-Related Quality of Life Measure (LAYA-SRQL), a 30-item questionnaire covering 10 dimensions related to QoL...
January 4, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298121/re-racial-differences-in-20-year-cardiovascular-mortality-risk-among-childhood-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors-by-berkman-et-al-j-adolesc-young-adult-oncol-2017-6-3-414-21
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Daniela Fernanda Valiente, Rodrigo Alexander Coico, Roger Vladimir Araujo-Castillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298105/a-narrative-review-of-models-of-care-for-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer-barriers-and-recommendations
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Joanna E Fardell, Pandora Patterson, Claire E Wakefield, Christina Signorelli, Richard J Cohn, Antoinette Anazodo, Bradley Zebrack, Ursula M Sansom-Daly
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer have unique cancer care needs that differ significantly from younger and older cancer patients. There has been an increasing appreciation for this unique group of patients internationally, with a rise in research and establishment of innovative models of care dedicated to addressing their needs. This narrative review identifies common elements and barriers to care for AYA cancer patients and survivors, and offers recommendations for developing clinical care models for this age-defined population...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279362/high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-use-and-severe-pediatric-ards-in-the-pediatric-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipient
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Courtney M Rowan, Ashley Loomis, Jennifer McArthur, Lincoln S Smith, Shira J Gertz, Julie C Fitzgerald, Mara E Nitu, Elizabeth As Moser, Deyin D Hsing, Christine N Duncan, Kris M Mahadeo, Jerelyn Moffet, Mark W Hall, Emily L Pinos, Robert F Tamburro, Ira M Cheifetz
INTRODUCTION: The effectiveness of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) in the pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant patient has not been established. We sought to identify current practice patterns of HFOV, investigate parameters during HFOV and their association with mortality, and compare the use of HFOV to conventional mechanical ventilation in severe pediatric ARDS. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a multi-center database of pediatric and young adult allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation for critical illness from 2009 through 2014...
December 26, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273662/healthcare-to-parents-of-young-terrorism-survivors-a-registry-based-study-in-norway
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Jon Magnus Haga, Siri Thoresen, Lise Eilin Stene, Tore Wentzel-Larsen, Grete Dyb
OBJECTIVES: To assess changes in parents' short-term and long-term primary and specialised healthcare consumption following a terrorist attack threatening the lives of their children. DESIGN: Registry-based study comparing parental healthcare service consumption in the 3 years before and the 3 years after a terrorist attack. SETTING: The aftermath of the Utøya terrorist attack. The regular, publicly funded, universal healthcare system in Norway...
December 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247169/cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-childhood-adolescent-and-young-adult-survivors-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-petale-cohort
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Emile Levy, Mariia Samoilenko, Sophia Morel, Jade England, Devendra Amre, Laurence Bertout, Simon Drouin, Caroline Laverdière, Maja Krajinovic, Daniel Sinnett, Geneviève Lefebvre, Valérie Marcil
Our objectives were to assess the prevalence of cardiometabolic complications in children, adolescents, and young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (cALL), to identify their predictors and the risk compared to the Canadian population. We performed a cardiometabolic assessment of cALL survivors from the PETALE cohort (n = 247, median age at visit of 21.7 years). In our group, overweight and obesity affected over 70% of women. Pre-hypertension and hypertension were mostly common in men, both adults (20%) and children (19%)...
December 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244117/quality-of-life-self-esteem-and-future-expectations-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Kareen N Tonsing, Rosaleen Ow
Significant advancements in treatment modalities over the past few decades have significantly improved the survival rates of many types of childhood cancer, directing attention to the psychosocial consequences of successful treatment and subsequent survival. This study assesses quality of life (QoL) among survivors of childhood cancer. Data were collected by means of a survey questionnaire. Participants were assured of confidentiality and of the voluntary nature of participation. Participants ranged in age from 12 to 24 years (mean age = 17...
December 13, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229172/self-management-and-health-care-transition-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-chronic-kidney-disease-medical-and-psychosocial-considerations
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REVIEW
Maria E Díaz-González de Ferris, Marta Del Villar-Vilchis, Ricardo Guerrero, Victor M Barajas-Valencia, Emily B Vander-Schaaf, Alexandre de Pomposo, Mara Medeiros, Eniko Rak, Guillermo Cantu-Quintanilla, Rupesh Raina, Ana C Alvarez-Elias
Health care transition (HCT) is a process that requires preparation as a continuum from pediatric- to adult-focused services. For adolescents and young adults with chronic or ESRD, this process can be prolonged due to their physical, psychological, family, or ecological factors. HCT preparation is a matter of patient safety and patient rights as the consequences of poor preparation at the time of transfer to adult-focused services are great, including rejection of organs, disease relapse, or even death. We present a case to illustrate important points of HCT preparation, with suggestions for intervention by the interdisciplinary team members who serve (and will serve) these survivors of pediatric-onset health conditions...
November 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211576/development-of-a-web-based-psychosocial-intervention-for-adolescent-and-young-adult-survivors-of-pediatric-brain-tumor
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Stacey P Raj, Megan E Narad, Ralph Salloum, Amber Platt, Aimee Thompson, Katherine T Baum, Shari L Wade
PURPOSE: To develop A Survivor's Journey, a web-based psychosocial intervention for adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of pediatric brain tumors (PBTs). METHODS: Stages of development included focus groups with five AYA survivors (ages 16-23 years) and six parents to identify needs and challenges, as well as surveys and interviews with clinical care providers at a survivorship clinic. RESULTS: Concerns reported by AYA survivors, parents, and providers were similar to those reported in the literature, including fatigue, memory deficits, poor mood, health concerns, and challenging peer relationships...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206555/a-connectedness-primer-for-healthcare-providers-adolescents-young-adult-cancer-survivors-perspectives-on-behaviors-that-foster-connectedness-during-cancer-treatment-and-the-resulting-positive-outcomes
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Celeste R Phillips, Joan E Haase
PURPOSE: Many healthcare providers (HCPs) struggle to communicate and connect with adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer that hinders their ability to adequately assess and address the psychosocial needs of AYA. The purpose of this article is to describe the key behaviors of HCPs AYA perceive as essential to fostering connectedness with them and the outcomes AYA experience from such connectedness. METHODS: The sample for this empirical phenomenological study was nine AYA cancer survivors (aged 20-23 years) who were diagnosed in adolescence...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202445/balancing-the-benefits-and-harms-of-thyroid-cancer-surveillance-in-survivors-of-childhood-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-recommendations-from-the-international-late-effects-of-childhood-cancer-guideline-harmonization-group-in-collaboration-with-the-pancaresurfup
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REVIEW
S C Clement, L C M Kremer, F A Verburg, J H Simmons, M Goldfarb, R P Peeters, E K Alexander, E Bardi, E Brignardello, L S Constine, C A Dinauer, V M Drozd, F Felicetti, E Frey, A Heinzel, M M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, S A Huang, T P Links, K Lorenz, R L Mulder, S J Neggers, E J M Nieveen van Dijkum, K C Oeffinger, R R van Rijn, S A Rivkees, C M Ronckers, A B Schneider, R Skinner, J D Wasserman, T Wynn, M M Hudson, P C Nathan, H M van Santen
Radiation exposure to the thyroid gland during treatment of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer (CAYAC) may cause differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Surveillance recommendations for DTC vary considerably, causing uncertainty about optimum screening practices. The International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group, in collaboration with the PanCareSurFup Consortium, developed consensus recommendations for thyroid cancer surveillance in CAYAC survivors. These recommendations were developed by an international multidisciplinary panel that included 33 experts in relevant medical specialties who used a consistent and transparent process...
November 14, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196836/modifiable-and-non-modifiable-risk-factors-for-preterm-delivery-among-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Chelsea Anderson, Andrew B Smitherman, Stephanie M Engel, Hazel B Nichols
PURPOSE: A cancer diagnosis in adolescence and young adulthood (AYA, ages 15-39) may affect future pregnancy outcomes. Previous studies have reported an increased risk of preterm delivery (< 37 weeks of gestation) after maternal cancer treatment. In this analysis, we evaluated whether non-cancer characteristics modify the association between an AYA cancer history and preterm birth. METHODS: North Carolina Central Cancer Registry records (2000-2013) were linked to state birth certificate files (2000-2014) to identify births to AYA cancer survivors (n = 1,980)...
December 1, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193532/future-orientation-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors-and-unaffected-peers
#17
Sarah J Beal, Rachel Tillery, Yelena P Wu, Aimee N Thompson, Ahna Pai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190179/patient-reported-health-related-quality-of-life-assessment-at-the-point-of-care-with-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
#18
Joseph R Henderson, Elizabeth Kiernan, Jennifer L McNeer, Angie Mae Rodday, Katherine Spencer, Tara O Henderson, Susan K Parsons
PURPOSE: Advances in health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) measurement enable point-of-care assessments. We incorporated the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) Global Health Scale in routine outpatient evaluations of adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patients and survivors at two geographically distinct U.S. institutions. METHODS: AYAs (18-39 years old) completed the 10-question PROMIS Global. Summary subscale scores for Global Physical Health (GPH) and Global Mental Health (GMH) were produced using established scoring algorithms (standardized mean = 50, standard deviation = 10)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189108/return-to-work-after-young-stroke-a-systematic-review
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Jodi D Edwards, Arunima Kapoor, Elizabeth Linkewich, Richard H Swartz
Background The incidence of stroke in young adults is increasing. While many young survivors are able to achieve a good physical recovery, subtle dysfunction in other domains, such as cognition, often persists, and could affect return to work. However, reported estimates of return to work and factors affecting vocational outcome post-stroke vary greatly. Aims The aims of this systematic review were to determine the frequency of return to work at different time points after stroke and identify predictors of return to work...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184796/oncofertility-in-sarcoma-patients
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REVIEW
Diana M Lopategui, Raphael Yechieli, Ranjith Ramasamy
Treatment for sarcoma can significantly decrease fertility, both due to the irradiation of gonads, and the impact of chemotherapy on gametogenesis. Infertility in cancer survivors causes significant regret and decreased quality of life in their adulthood. As this cancer mainly affects children and young adults, fertility preservation is an essential part of survivorship care, however it remains one of the least implemented services in adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Success of fertility preservation is highly dependent on the referral prior to oncologic treatment...
October 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
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