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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
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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)...
March 10, 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274890/metronomic-chemotherapy-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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In Sook Woo, Yun Hwa Jung
Overall survival and quality of life of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) have improved due to the development of standard systemic treatment. However, many patients are still suffering from the eventual progression of cancer, treatment-related toxicities, and the economic burden of new drugs. Salvage or maintenance therapy, which consistently controls or stabilizes tumor progression without debilitating quality of life, is required. Recently, metronomic capecitabine maintenance therapy after disease control using conventional chemotherapy with maximal tolerated doses has demonstrated beneficial results in a phase III trial...
March 6, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271388/health-related-predictors-of-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients-in-saudi-arabia
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Anwar E Ahmed, Alaa S Almuzaini, Mohannad A Alsadhan, Abdulrahman G Alharbi, Hanin S Almuzaini, Yosra Z Ali, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh
Research on Saudi Arabian cancer patients is a priority at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Because there is limited research on the quality of life (QoL) of Saudi Arabian cancer patients, the aim of this study was to identify the predictors of the QoL in a sample of Saudis with cancer. In August 2016, a cross-sectional study was conducted on 438 patients with a variety of cancer types (145 breast, 109 colorectal, 38 leukemia, 45 lymphoma, and 99 other types) who attended the Oncology Outpatient Clinics at KAMC...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236267/pros-it-cnr-an-italian-prostate-cancer-monitoring-project
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Marianna Noale, Stefania Maggi, Walter Artibani, Pier Francesco Bassi, Filippo Bertoni, Sergio Bracarda, Giario Natale Conti, Renzo Corvò, Mauro Gacci, Pierpaolo Graziotti, Stefano Maria Magrini, Riccardo Maurizi Enrici, Vincenzo Mirone, Rodolfo Montironi, Giovanni Muto, Stefano Pecoraro, Angelo Porreca, Umberto Ricardi, Andrea Tubaro, Vittorina Zagonel, Filiberto Zattoni, Gaetano Crepaldi
AIMS: The Pros-IT CNR project aims to monitor a sample of Italian males ≥18 years of age who have been diagnosed in the participating centers with incident prostate cancer, by analyzing their clinical features, treatment protocols and outcome results in relation to quality of life. METHODS: Pros-IT CNR is an observational, prospective, multicenter study. The National Research Council (CNR), Neuroscience Institute, Aging Branch (Padua) is the promoting center...
February 24, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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