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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178025/the-short-term-impact-of-colorectal-cancer-treatment-on-physical-activity-functional-status-and-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review
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C J Cabilan, Sonia Hines
BACKGROUND: Physical activity, functional status and quality of life (QoL) are important determinants of the quality of life (QoL) after colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment; however, little is known on how the treatment impacts these outcomes. Having this understanding could help clinicians develop and implement strategies that would enhance or maintain the QoL of CRC patients. OBJECTIVES: To identify the impact of curative CRC treatment (surgery with or without radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy) on physical activity, functional status and QoL within one year of treatment or diagnosis...
February 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170130/cyclical-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-also-known-as-quad-shot-alone-using-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-parotid-gland-in-an-85-year-old-patient-with-multiple-comorbidities
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Whoon Jong Kil, Kevin Camphausen
BACKGROUND: Palliative radiotherapy (RT) is not commonly offered to patients with head and neck cancer because of the belief that toxicity from the RT would not provide great palliative benefits. The purpose of this study was for us to report the advantages of cyclical hypofractionated RT (QUAD Shot) using intensity-modulated RT (IMRT) for an elderly comorbid patient with head and neck cancer. METHODS: An 85-year-old multiple comorbid man with squamous cell carcinoma in the left parotid gland with left facial pain received the IMRT-QUAD Shot (14 Gy/4 fractions, twice-daily treatment with 6 hours interval, on 2 consecutive days) to lesions, which were repeated every 4 weeks 3 times...
February 7, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156492/food-as-medicine-a-randomized-controlled-trial-rct-of-home-delivered-medically-tailored-meals-hdmtm-on-quality-of-life-qol-in-metastatic-lung-and-non-colorectal-gi-cancer-patients
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Raymond Mailhot Vega, Lisa Zullig, Alissa Wassung, Dorella Walters, Noah Berland, Kevin Lee Du, Jiyoung Ahn, Cynthia G Leichman, Deirdre Jill Cohen, Ping Gu, Abraham Chachoua, Lawrence P Leichman, Karen Pearl, Peter B Schiff
: 155 Background: Malnutrition incidence in cancer approaches 85%, disproportionately burdening those with lung, GI, and advanced stage cancers. Malnourished patients have impaired chemotherapy response, shorter survival, longer hospital stays, and decreased QoL. Home delivered meals are nutritional interventions that improve patient well-being, nutrition, and lower healthcare costs in the elderly but have not been studied as an intervention in cancer patients. HDMTM are nutritionist prescribed home delivered meals tailored to patient's symptoms, co-morbidities, and health needs...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144397/pancreatic-resection-in-very-elderly-patients-a-critical-analysis-of-existing-evidence
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REVIEW
Cosimo Sperti, Lucia Moletta, Gioia Pozza
The aging of the population results in a rise of number of elderly patients (aged 80 years and older) with pancreatic or periampullary cancer, and more pancreatectomies could eventually be performed in such complex patients. However, early and long-term results after pancreatic resection in octogenarians are still controversial, and may trouble the surgeon when approaching this type of population. Evaluation of reported experiences shows that for almost all Authors, pancreatectomy can be performed safely in elderly population, although overall morbidity and mortality rates were 34...
January 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133044/-an-examination-of-colon-cancer-treatment-policies-for-the-elderly
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Hirofumi Hasegawa, Shigeru Ueda, Tomonori Nakanoko, Tomonobu Gion, Masayuki Kitamura
Currently, the rate of aging is increasing rapidly and the number of elderly patients in hospitals is rising in Japan. Under such circumstances, we established an emergency care unit for the elderly at our hospital in July 2014 to provide acute healthcare of the community. Our unit has been active in providing treatment for acute diseases in elderly individuals in the community. We are also pursuing continuous medical care for elderly individuals in collaboration with the community comprehensive care unit at our hospital and other facilities in the community, such as care facilities for the elderly and specialist elderly nursing homes...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111055/oral-anticoagulant-use-in-octogenarian-european-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-subanalysis-of-prefer-in-af
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Olivier Hanon, Jean-Sébastien Vidal, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Paulus Kirchhof, Raffaele De Caterina, Josef Schmitt, Petra Laeis, Pier Mannuccio Mannucci, Maura Marcucci
BACKGROUND: Few studies describe oral anticoagulant (OAC) prescription practices in very elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: In this sub-analysis of the PREFER in AF study, performed in 2012, patients were stratified according to age (<80 [n=5565] and ≥80years [n=1660]) and OAC treatment. Factors associated with OAC prescription were analyzed in a multivariate logistic regression model with backward elimination of variables least associated with OAC use...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089376/chemotherapy-completion-in-elderly-women-with-ovarian-primary-peritoneal-or-fallopian-tube-cancer-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Vivian E von Gruenigen, Helen Q Huang, Jan H Beumer, Heather A Lankes, William Tew, Thomas Herzog, Arti Hurria, Robert S Mannel, Tina Rizack, Lisa M Landrum, Peter G Rose, Ritu Salani, William H Bradley, Thomas J Rutherford, Robert V Higgins, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Gini Fleming
PURPOSE: A simple measure to predict chemotherapy tolerance in elderly patients would be useful. We prospectively tested the association of baseline Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) score with ability to complete 4 cycles of first line chemotherapy without dose reductions or >7days delay in elderly ovarian cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients' age ≥70 along with their physicians chose between two regimens: CP (Carboplatin AUC 5, Paclitaxel 135mg/m(2)) or C (Carboplatin AUC 5), both given every 3weeks either after primary surgery or as neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) with IADL and quality of life assessments performed at baseline, pre-cycle 3, and post-cycle 4...
January 12, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072992/-comparison-of-free-anterolateral-thigh-perforator-flaps-versus-free-forearm-flap-for-reconstruction-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-glossectomy
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N Gao, K Fu, W H Lou
Objective: To evaluate the quality of life (QOL) in elderly patients with tongue cancer who underwent immediate free flap reconstruction surgery. In addition, the efficacy of the anterolateral thigh perforator free flap (ALTFF) and the radial free forearm flap (RFFF) for reconstruction was compared in patients with glossectomy. Methods: Ninty-eight patients undergoing complete or partial glossectomy and reconstruction with free flaps were grouped according to flap type. Oral functions were assessed using The University of Washington Quality of Life (UW-QOL), and the 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaires (OHIP-14) at 6 and 12 months after reconstructive surgery...
January 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069027/reliability-of-health-related-quality-of-life-assessments-made-by-older-adults-and-significant-others-for-health-states-of-increasing-cognitive-impairment
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Gina Bravo, Modou Sene, Marcel Arcand
BACKGROUND: Older adults are encouraged by many organizations to engage in advance care planning in the event of decisional incapacity. Planning for future health care often involves anticipating health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in states of reduced cognitive functioning. No study has yet examined whether anticipated HRQoL is stable over time. The accuracy with which significant others can predict how an older adult envisions HRQoL in a future state of cognitive impairment is also unknown...
January 7, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062982/psychiatric-comorbidities-among-breast-cancer-survivors-in-south-korea-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Jaesung Heo, Mison Chun, Young-Taek Oh, O Kyu Noh, Logyoung Kim
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of mental disorders in breast cancer survivors using claims data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service in South Korea. We also analyzed patterns of mental disorders with respect to the time of diagnosis and age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We confirmed mental disorders in a nationwide cohort of 87,843 people who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and underwent surgery between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014...
January 7, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051266/one-stage-breast-reconstruction-techniques-in-elderly-patients-to-preserve-quality-of-life
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M Maruccia, M Mazzocchi, L A Dessy, M G Onesti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review one-stage breast reconstruction techniques performed in elderly patients at our institution to identify the criteria of selection of each in terms of outcomes and quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients older than 65 years who underwent one-stage breast reconstruction between January 2004 and July 2014 at our hospital were included. Patients and procedure-related data were collected from the medical records...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032568/seven-day-intensive-preoperative-rehabilitation-for-elderly-patients-with-lung-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yutian Lai, Jian Huang, Mei Yang, Jianhua Su, Jing Liu, Guowei Che
BACKGROUND: As a newly developed treatment, preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has been studied in depth. However, few studies have assessed the relationship between advanced age and a shorter term intensive pattern of preoperative PR in patients with lung cancer (LC) and especially those patients waiting for therapeutic LC surgeries. This study investigated short-term preoperative PR combined with inspiratory muscle training (IMT) and aerobic endurance training in elderly patients scheduled to undergo LC lobectomy...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025930/cost-effectiveness-of-treatment-sequences-of-chemotherapies-and-targeted-biologics-for-elderly-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Rohan C Parikh, Xianglin L Du, Morgan O Robert, David R Lairson
BACKGROUND: Treatment patterns for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients have changed considerably over the last decade with the introduction of new chemotherapies and targeted biologics. These treatments are often administered in various sequences with limited evidence regarding their cost-effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a pharmacoeconomic evaluation of commonly administered treatment sequences among elderly mCRC patients. METHODS: A probabilistic discrete event simulation model assuming Weibull distribution was developed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the following common treatment sequences: (a) first-line oxaliplatin/irinotecan followed by second-line oxaliplatin/irinotecan + bevacizumab (OI-OIB); (b) first-line oxaliplatin/irinotecan + bevacizumab followed by second-line oxaliplatin/irinotecan + bevacizumab (OIB-OIB); (c) OI-OIB followed by a third-line targeted biologic (OI-OIB-TB); and (d) OIB-OIB followed by a third-line targeted biologic (OIB-OIB-TB)...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000800/laparoscopic-resection-of-rectal-cancer-in-the-elderly
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EDITORIAL
L August Clark, Walter R Peters
Recent published trials have failed to demonstrate that laparoscopic resection is not inferior to open resection of rectal cancer in terms of pathologic outcomes. However, there have been numerous studies showing the benefit of laparoscopic resection in terms of short-term complications and quality of life. Fewer complications and shorter hospital stays improve the chance of maintaining functional status, which is very important for the elderly population. Thus, laparoscopic resection of rectal cancer remains a viable option for the elderly...
October 2016: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991704/patient-navigation-and-activation-interventions-for-elderly-patients-with-cancer-a-systematic-review
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I B van Ee, M Hagedoorn, J P J Slaets, C H M Smits
Patient navigation (PN) and patient activation (PA) interventions are widely used to help patients with cancer to manage the disease and the care trajectory. However, the usability and impact of these interventions on older patients and their well-being are unclear. This study aims to show which PN and PA interventions are being used and what impact they have. After systematically searching the literature, we assessed the quality of the publications we found. The publications had to involve at least a subgroup of older people with minimally one abnormal oncologic test result each, and they had to focus on PN or PA interventions...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987093/quality-of-life-of-older-african-american-breast-cancer-survivors-a-population-based-study
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Harveshp D Mogal, Marissa Howard-McNatt, Rebecca Dodson, Nora F Fino, Clancy J Clark
INTRODUCTION: Factors associated with lower health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among older African American (AA) breast cancer survivors (BCS) have not been elucidated. METHODS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare Health Outcome Survey linked dataset, all resected AA BCS over 65 were identified. Using the most recent survey after diagnosis, individuals with a VR12 physical (PCS) or mental (MCS) component score 10 points lower than the median were categorized as having poor HRQOL...
December 16, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974265/management-of-elderly-patients-suffering-from-cancer-assessment-of-perceived-burden-and-of-quality-of-life-of-primary-caregivers
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Victor Germain, Tienhan Sandrine Dabakuyo-Yonli, Sophie Marilier, Alain Putot, Leila Bengrine-Lefevre, Patrick Arveux, Patrick Manckoundia, Valérie Quipourt
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perceived burden and the quality of life (QoL) at 3 and 6months of the primary caregiver (PC) of patients aged 70 and over suffering from cancer and the predictors of QoL in this population. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 98 patients aged 70 and older with cancer and 96 PCs were included between 01/06/2014 and 18/03/2015. The Medical Outcomes Study 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) was used to assess the QoL of PCs and the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) was used to measure the perceived burden at 3 and 6months...
December 11, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926555/avoiding-radical-surgery-in-elderly-patients-with-rectal-cancer-is-cost-effective
#18
Christopher Rao, Arthur Sun Myint, Thanos Athanasiou, Omar Faiz, Antony Paul Martin, Brendan Collins, Fraser McLean Smith
BACKGROUND: Radical surgery is associated with significant perioperative mortality in elderly and comorbid populations. Emerging data suggest for patients with a clinical complete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy that a watch-and-wait approach may provide equivalent survival and oncological outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of watch and wait and radical surgery for patients with rectal cancer after a clinical complete response following chemoradiotherapy...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913873/impact-of-intensity-and-timing-of-integrated-home-palliative-cancer-care-on-end-of-life-hospitalization-in-northern-italy
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M Pellizzari, D Hui, E Pinato, M Lisiero, S Serpentini, L Gubian, F Figoli, M Cancian, C De Chirico, E Ferroni, F Avossa, M Saugo
PURPOSE: The Veneto Region implemented a novel integrated home-based palliative cancer care (HPCC) program embedded in primary care. We examined the impact of timing and intensity of this program on the quality of end-of-life (EOL) care. METHODS: We selected adult cancer patients died in the Veneto Region between March and December 2013, excluding those died from haematological malignancies as well as the very elderly (85+ years). We retrieved the claim-based data on hospitalization and homecare visits, and defined two observation windows: 90 to 16 days before death to examine intensity of HPCC exposure, and the last 15 days of life to examine EOL outcomes, including hospital death, any hospital stay for medical reasons and hospital stay ≥7 days for medical reasons...
December 2, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908282/role-of-geriatric-intervention-in-the-treatment-of-older-patients-with-cancer-rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-iii-multicenter-trial
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Pierre Soubeyran, Catherine Terret, Carine Bellera, Franck Bonnetain, Olivier Saint Jean, Angéline Galvin, Camille Chakiba, Marie-Dominique Zwolakowski, Simone Mathoulin-Pélissier, Muriel Rainfray
BACKGROUND: In the general geriatric population, programs linking geriatric evaluation with interventions are effective for improving functional status and survival of the patients. Whether or not these interventions improve health related quality of life (HRQoL) or overall survival (OS) in older patients with cancer is not yet clear. Indeed, randomized data on the effect of such interventions on survival and HRQoL are rare and conflicting. We describe the rationale and design of a phase III multicenter trial aimed at assessing the efficacy of geriatric intervention in the management of elderly patients with cancer...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
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