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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526903/compartmental-tongue-resection-with-submental-island-flap-reconstruction-for-large-carcinoma-of-the-oral-tongue
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Sameh Roshdy, Mohamed Elbadrawy, Ashraf Khater, Tamer Fady, Hend A El-Hadaad, Nazem Shams, Hany M Elbarbary
BACKGROUND: Tongue resection is a surgical challenge because of its adverse effects on language articulation, swallowing, respiration, the eventual quality of life, and poor prognosis of advanced disease. To date, the currently accepted standard treatment has been based on excision of the primary lesion with a 1.5-2-cm circumferential macroscopic margin. Compartmental tongue surgery (CTS) is a surgical technique that removes an anatomo-functional compartment containing the primary tumor...
May 19, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526493/improving-comfort-around-dying-in-elderly-people-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kim Beernaert, Tinne Smets, Joachim Cohen, Rebecca Verhofstede, Massimo Costantini, Kim Eecloo, Nele Van Den Noortgate, Luc Deliens
BACKGROUND: Over 50% of elderly people die in acute hospital settings, where the quality of end-of-life care is often suboptimum. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of the Care Programme for the Last Days of Life (CAREFuL) at improving comfort and quality of care in the dying phase in elderly people. METHODS: We did a cluster randomised controlled trial in acute geriatric wards in ten hospitals in Flemish Region, Belgium, between Oct 1, 2012, and March 31, 2015...
May 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488327/a-time-out-consultation-in-primary-care-for-elderly-patients-with-cancer-better-treatment-decisions-by-structural-involvement-of-the-general-practitioner
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N J de Wit
Treatment decisions in elderly patients with cancer are complex. Not only the type and stage of the tumor, but also comorbidity, medical background and personal contextual factors need to be taken into account. The individual treatment perspective, life expectancy and quality of life are important determinants of the final treatment decision for the elderly cancer patient. Because of their longstanding relation with the elderly and their holistic approach we think that general practitioners should be involved, and we suggest that every elderly patient with cancer should have a 'time out consultation' with the general practitioner to prepare for the final treatment choice...
May 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488143/methodology-of-phase-ii-clinical-trials-in-metastatic-elderly-breast-cancer-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
B Cabarrou, L Mourey, F Dalenc, L Balardy, D Kanoun, H Roché, J M Boher, M E Rougé-Bugat, Thomas Filleron
PURPOSE: As the incidence of invasive breast cancer will increase with age, the number of elderly patients with a diagnosis metastatic breast cancer will also rise. But the use of cytotoxic drugs in elderly metastatic breast cancer patients is not systematic and is dreaded by medical oncologists. The need for prospective oncologic data from this population seems increasingly obvious. The main objective of this review is to investigate design and characteristics of phase II trials that assess activity and feasibility of chemotherapies in elderly advanced/metastatic breast cancer patients...
May 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477106/sarcopenia-in-gastric-cancer-when-the-loss-costs-too-much
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REVIEW
Elena Ongaro, Vanessa Buoro, Marika Cinausero, Riccardo Caccialanza, Annalisa Turri, Valentina Fanotto, Debora Basile, Maria Grazia Vitale, Paola Ermacora, Giovanni Gerardo Cardellino, Laura Nicoletti, Lorenzo Fornaro, Andrea Casadei-Gardini, Giuseppe Aprile
Sarcopenia is a complex syndrome characterized by progressive and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Malignancy is a major determinant of sarcopenia, and gastric cancer (GC) is among the most common causes of this phenomenon. As sarcopenia is a well-recognized poor prognostic feature in GC and has been associated with worse tolerance of surgical and medical treatments, members of the multidisciplinary team should be aware of the clinical relevance, pathogenic mechanisms, and potential treatments for this syndrome...
May 5, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469297/advances-in-surgical-management-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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REVIEW
Janet Baack Kukreja, Jay B Shah
INTRODUCTION: Bladder cancer remains a disease of the elderly with relatively few advances that have improved survival over the last 20 years. Radical cystectomy (RC) has long remained the principal treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). METHODS: A literature search of PubMed was performed. The content was reviewed for continuity with the topic of surgical advances in MIBC. Articles and society guidelines were included in this review. RESULTS: Despite the associated morbidity, even in the elderly, RC is still a reasonable option...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461251/mitophagy-and-age-related-pathologies-development-of-new-therapeutics-by-targeting-mitochondrial-turnover
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Palikaras, Ioanna Daskalaki, Maria Markaki, Nektarios Tavernarakis
Mitochondria are highly dynamic and semi-autonomous organelles, essential for many fundamental cellular processes, including energy production, metabolite synthesis, ion homeostasis, lipid metabolism and initiation of apoptotic cell death. Proper mitochondrial physiology is a prerequisite for health and survival. Generation of new and removal of damaged or unwanted mitochondria are tightly controlled processes that need to be accurately coordinated for the maintenance of mitochondrial and cellular homeostasis...
April 28, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460449/laparoscopic-versus-open-radical-cystectomy-for-patients-with-bladder-cancer-over-75-year-old-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chen Yong, Chen Daihui, Zhou Bo
The aim of this study was to compare the morbidity, mortality, oncological results and quality of life between laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) and open radical cystectomy (ORC) in the elderly patients over 75 years old. Between January 2012 and January 2015, 60 patients were recruited into this study, who were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to either LRC or ORC group. Baseline patient characteristics, pathological factors, operative and postoperative characteristics, postoperative complications and survival data were retrospectively collected, analyzed and compared between the two groups...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455847/assessment-of-sexual-function-in-japanese-men-with-prostate-cancer-undergoing-permanent-brachytherapy-without-androgen-deprivation-therapy-analysis-from-the-japanese-prostate-cancer-outcome-study-of-permanent-iodine-125-seed-implantation-database
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Koji Okihara, Atsunori Yorozu, Shiro Saito, Nobumichi Tanaka, Hirofumi Koga, Satoshi Higashide, Takashi Kikuchi, Masahiro Nakano
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate male sexual function in Japanese prostate cancer patients undergoing permanent brachytherapy without endocrine treatment, using quality of life measures of the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite. METHODS: A total of 482 patients were selected as analysis subjects from the nationwide database for the Japanese Prostate Cancer Outcome Study of Permanent Iodine-125 Seed Implantation. The patients were asked to complete the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite questionnaires before and at 3, 12, 24, and 36 months after the permanent brachytherapy...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426477/incidence-of-adhesive-bowel-obstruction-after-colon-cancer-surgery-and-its-risk-factors-a-nationwide-claim-study
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Gi Hyeon Seo, Eun Kyung Choe, Kyu Joo Park, Young Jun Chai
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the incidence of adhesive postoperative bowel obstruction (PBO) after colon cancer surgery and its risk factors using nationwide claim data. BACKGROUND: PBO has a significant impact on quality of life and medical costs after colectomy, though most of the literature consists of single-institution analyses. METHODS: Data from 24,645 patients who underwent regional colectomy for colon cancer from 2010 to 2012 and had at least 3 years of follow up were obtained from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service database...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405846/cancer-specific-geriatric-assessment-and-quality-of-life-important-factors-in-caring-for-older-patients-with-aggressive-b-cell-lymphoma
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Karin Ribi, Stéphanie Rondeau, Felicitas Hitz, Ulrich Mey, Milica Enoiu, Thomas Pabst, Anastasios Stathis, Natalie Fischer, Kerri M Clough-Gorr
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of chemotherapy, a geriatric assessment is recommended in elderly patients with cancer. We aimed to characterize and compare patients with aggressive lymphoma by objective response and survival status based on pre-treatment cancer-specific geriatric (C-SGA) and quality of life (QoL) assessments. METHODS: Patients not eligible for anthracycline-based first-line therapy or intensive salvage regimens completed C-SGA and QoL assessment before and after a rituximab-bendamustine-lenalidomide (R-BL) treatment in a phase II clinical trial...
April 13, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403911/predomos-study-impact-of-a-social-intervention-program-for-socially-isolated-elderly-cancer-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elodie Crétel-Durand, Emilie Nouguerède, Hervé Le Caer, Frédérique Rousseau, Frédérique Retornaz, Olivier Guillem, Anne-Laure Couderc, Laurent Greillier, Emmanuelle Norguet, Maud Cécile, Rabia Boulahssass, Francoise Le Caer, Sandrine Tournier, Chantal Butaud, Pierre Guillet, Sophie Nahon, Laure Poudens, Sylvie Kirscher, Sandrine Loubière, Nadine Diaz, Jean Dhorne, Pascal Auquier, Karine Baumstarck
BACKGROUND: Cancer incidence and social isolation increase along with advanced age, and social isolation potentiates the relative risk of death by cancer. Once spotted, social isolation can be averted with the intervention of a multidisciplinary team. Techniques of automation and remote assistance have already demonstrated their positive impact on falls prevention and quality of life (QoL), though little is known about their impact on socially isolated elderly patients supported for cancer...
April 12, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377101/cross-cultural-application-of-the-korean-version-of-the-eortc-qlq-eld14-questionnaire-for-elderly-patients-with-cancer
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Ae Jin Goo, Dong Wook Shin, Hyung Kook Yang, Jong-Hyock Park, So-Young Kim, Joo Yeon Shin, Young Ae Kim, Changhoon Kim, Nam-Soo Hong, Young Joo Min, Keeho Park
OBJECTIVES: The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-ELD14 is a validated tool that measures Health-related Quality-of-life (HRQOL) for elderly patients with cancer. This study was conducted to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the EORTC QLQ-ELD14 to determine if this tool can be used to evaluate HRQOL for older Korean patients with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 439 elderly patients with cancer aged ≥60years from 11 cancer centers and completed the EORTC QLQ-ELD14 questionnaires...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366580/influence-of-age-on-guideline-concordant-cancer-care-for-elderly-patients-in-the-united-states
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Penny Fang, Weiguo He, Daniel R Gomez, Karen E Hoffman, Benjamin D Smith, Sharon H Giordano, Reshma Jagsi, Grace L Smith
PURPOSE: To examine the frequency of guideline-concordant cancer care in elderly patients, including "older" elderly (age ≥80 years). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare dataset in patients aged ≥66 years diagnosed with nonmetastatic breast cancer (n=55,094), non-small cell lung (NSCLC) (n=36,203), or prostate cancer (n=86,544) from 2006 to 2011, chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation (RT) treatments were identified using claims...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366577/use-of-geriatric-assessment-tools-in-selecting-therapies-in-women-aged-%C3%A2-70%C3%A2-years-with-hormone-receptor-positive-early-stage-breast-cancer-preliminary-experience-with-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Jean L Wright, Arti Parekh, Yao Yao Pollock, Nancy Schoenborn, Karen L Smith, Colette Magnant, Vered Stearns
PURPOSE: To develop a multidisciplinary algorithmic approach to management of women aged ≥70 years with clinically staged T1N0 hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, including geriatric assessments predicting life expectancy and the likelihood of functional decline in the near future, in the context of a program-wide quality improvement initiative, to better select patients for therapeutic interventions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Two geriatric assessment tools, the Combined Lee-Schonberg Index and the Vulnerable Elderly Scale, were introduced into our clinical workflow to predict long-term mortality and likelihood of functional decline...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352631/guidance-on-opioids-prescribing-for-the-management-of-persistent-non-cancer-pain-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Fabio Guerriero
Many older adults suffer from persistent pain but prevalence studies consistently showed high levels of untreated or under-treated pain in old population. Both persistent pain and pain under-treatment adversely affect independence and quality of life in geriatric patients. Pain management is challenging in this age-group because of the declining organ function, the presence of concurrent diseases and polypharmacy. For all the above reasons, persistent pain in the elderly should be considered a geriatric syndrome per se and effective approaches are warranted...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296618/short-course-radiation-plus-temozolomide-in-elderly-patients-with-glioblastoma
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
James R Perry, Normand Laperriere, Christopher J O'Callaghan, Alba A Brandes, Johan Menten, Claire Phillips, Michael Fay, Ryo Nishikawa, J Gregory Cairncross, Wilson Roa, David Osoba, John P Rossiter, Arjun Sahgal, Hal Hirte, Florence Laigle-Donadey, Enrico Franceschi, Olivier Chinot, Vassilis Golfinopoulos, Laura Fariselli, Antje Wick, Loic Feuvret, Michael Back, Michael Tills, Chad Winch, Brigitta G Baumert, Wolfgang Wick, Keyue Ding, Warren P Mason
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is associated with a poor prognosis in the elderly. Survival has been shown to increase among patients 70 years of age or younger when temozolomide chemotherapy is added to standard radiotherapy (60 Gy over a period of 6 weeks). In elderly patients, more convenient shorter courses of radiotherapy are commonly used, but the benefit of adding temozolomide to a shorter course of radiotherapy is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a trial involving patients 65 years of age or older with newly diagnosed glioblastoma...
March 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294289/hypofractionated-radiotherapy-in-older-patients-with-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-less-is-better
#18
Michael Veness
Radiotherapy is a non-surgical option for patients with non-melanoma skin cancer. Lesions in middle-aged to older patients with good performance status are typically prescribed 4-5 weeks of outpatient weekday treatment. Daily radiotherapy fraction sizes of 2-3 Gy are recommended to decrease the late cutaneous consequences such as in-field hypopigmentation and telangiectasia. In elderly, often unwell patients, these concerns are less of an issue and larger fraction sizes (5-7 Gy), referred to as hypofractionation, can be delivered over a shorter time yet still achieve excellent in-field control and improve a patient's quality of life and avoid the need for surgery...
March 9, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283904/using-eprognosis-to-estimate-2-year-all-cause-mortality-in-older-women-with-breast-cancer-cancer-and-leukemia-group-b-calgb-49907-and-369901-alliance-a151503
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Gretchen G Kimmick, Brittny Major, Jonathan Clapp, Jeff Sloan, Brandelyn Pitcher, Karla Ballman, Myra Barginear, Rachel A Freedman, Andrew Artz, Heidi D Klepin, Jacqueline M Lafky, Judith Hopkins, Eric Winer, Clifford Hudis, Hyman Muss, Harvey Cohen, Aminah Jatoi, Arti Hurria, Jeanne Mandelblatt
PURPOSE: Tools to estimate survival, such as ePrognosis ( http://eprognosis.ucsf.edu/carey2.php ), were developed for general, not cancer, populations. In older patients with breast cancer, accurate overall survival estimates would facilitate discussions about adjuvant therapies. METHODS: Secondary analyses were performed of data from two parallel breast cancer studies (CALGB/Alliance 49907/NCT000224102 and CALGB/Alliance 369901/NCT00068328). We included patients (n = 971) who were age 70 years and older with complete baseline quality of life data (194 from 49907; 777 from 369901)...
June 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282277/role-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-elderly-and-poor-performance-status-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
#20
Lauren M Rosati, Joseph M Herman
Literature on the management of nonmetastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in patients who are elderly or have poor performance status is sparse. The median survival of this unique cohort of patients is < 6 months, and most patients are only offered single-agent gemcitabine or supportive care. Recently, adding nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel to gemcitabine was shown to improve survival of patients with metastatic disease with Eastern Cooperative Group performance status of 2. Although standard chemoradiotherapy provides long-term locoregional control in locally advanced pancreatic cancer, it is difficult for this group of patients to tolerate 6 weeks of therapy...
March 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
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