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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620978/comparison-of-healthcare-utilization-and-life-sustaining-interventions-between-elderly-patients-with-dementia-and-those-with-cancer-near-the-end-of-life-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
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Yu-Han Chen, Chung-Han Ho, Chien-Cheng Huang, Ya-Wen Hsu, Yueh-Chun Chen, Ping-Jen Chen, Guan-Ting Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang
AIM: Little is known about the pattern of healthcare services for end-of-life patients with dementia (PwD) in East Asia. We compared this pattern between PwD and cancer patients in their last year of life in Taiwan. METHODS: Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database was applied for this case-control analysis. The records of patients who had dementia and died between 2002 and 2011 were reviewed. The control group was decedents with cancer. The utilization of hospitalization, emergency department visits and life-sustaining interventions during the last year of life between the two groups were compared...
June 16, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612712/subcutaneous-injection-induced-cellulites
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Kao-Chi Cheng, Po-Tsung Huang, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin
In the hospice ward where patients are in the terminal stages of cancer, it is common practice to give them a subcutaneous injection of pain relievers to reduce their pain and make them more comfortable. Most of these patients are elderly and have low blood pressure or poor veins, which often makes it difficult to inject them because of the calcification at previous injection sites. Thus, subcutaneous injections are a convenient way to maintain analgesia and patient comfort. Our patient, a 73-year-old aboriginal woman, was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma and peritoneal carcinomatosis in March, 2004...
June 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588799/determining-the-optimum-way-to-maintain-quality-of-life-for-very-elderly-patients-with-advanced-bladder-cancer-and-poor-performance-status-a-case-report
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Kenjiro Suzuki, Fuminari Hanashima, Suguru Shirotake, Kiichiro Kodaira, Koshiro Nishimoto, Takao Takahashi, Hideki Onishi, Masafumi Oyama
Locally advanced bladder cancer causes unpleasant symptoms such as irritative voiding symptoms, lower abdominal pain, gross hematuria and urinary retention, and lowers the quality of life. Treatment decisions in elderly patients may be difficult, as elderly patients are physically and psychologically different from younger patients. An 89-year-old male was referred to hospital for the treatment of an invasive bladder tumor with right hydronephrosis from tumor obstruction. The patient was elderly and did not have a good performance status; therefore curative radical cystectomy or chemotherapy was not indicated...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574730/physical-activity-behavior-after-a-diagnosis-of-lung-cancer-differs-between-countries
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Jun Ni, Linda Denehy, Jian Feng, Liqin Xu, Yi Wu, Catherine L Granger
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity (PA) is important in lung cancer. OBJECTIVES: To investigate PA levels and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with lung cancer in China and compare this to a similar cohort in Australia. METHODS: Prospective cohort study. 71 patients from China (group CH) and 90 patients from Australia (group AU) with newly diagnosed lung cancer. Questionnaires assessed self-reported PA levels and HRQoL at baseline (diagnosis) and 8 weeks...
March 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551924/-adherence-to-oral-anti-cancer-drugs-in-hemato-oncology
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Sarit Ashkenazi, Juliet Dreyer, Pia Raanani, Avi Leader
Non-adherence to medical treatment is prevalent in the context of potentially life-saving treatment for diseases such as cancer. Estimates of non-adherence to oral anti-cancer therapy range between 27% and 63% in studies of cancer patients. This represents a growing challenge, due to the paradigm shift in anti-cancer treatment from parenteral chemotherapy to oral anti-cancer drugs. The importance of adherence to medical treatment is highlighted by the World Health Organization which considers non-adherence to be a major public health concern...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546966/effects-of-progressive-muscle-relaxation-guided-imagery-and-deep-diaphragmatic-breathing-on-quality-of-life-in-elderly-with-breast-or-prostate-cancer
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Mohsen Shahriari, Mojtaba Dehghan, Saeid Pahlavanzadeh, Abdolrahim Hazini
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to the increasing number of elderly and an increase in the number of cases of cancer by age, cancer is a common problem in the elderly. For elderly patients with cancer, the disease and its treatment can have long-term negative effects on their quality of life (QoL). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation, body image and deep diaphragmatic breathing on the QoL in the elderly with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a randomized controlled trial in which 50 elderly patients with breast or prostate cancer were randomized into study and control groups...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
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, Islam A Elzahaby, 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
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