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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240031/thoracic-actinomycosis-with-infiltration-of-the-spine-an-oncological-pitfall
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Leila Ronceray, Waltraud Friesenbichler, Caroline Hutter, Karoly Lakatos, Wolfgang Krizmanich, Gabriele Amann, Kaan Boztug, Leo Kager, Georg Mann, Andishe Attarbaschi
Thoracic actinomycosis with involvement of the vertebral column and chest wall is rare in children and may resemble malignant tumors. A 12-year-old girl was admitted to our clinic having B-symptoms, cachexia, and painful scoliosis (Karnofsky index 20%). Imaging showed a large thoracic left-sided paravertebral tumor with infiltration of the vertebrae, destruction of the chest wall and multiple intrapulmonary nodules. Initially, Ewing sarcoma was suspected and chemotherapy started without previous biopsies. Definite diagnosis of actinomycosis was established later upon histopathologic examination and successfully treated by β-lactam antibiotics...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237083/relationship-between-patient-reported-outcomes-and-clinical-outcomes-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-post-hoc-analysis-of-cou-aa-301-and-cou-aa-302
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D Cella, S Traina, T Li, K Johnson, K F Ho, A Molina, N D Shore
Background: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are used to assess benefit-risk in drug development. The relationship between PROs and clinical outcomes is not well understood. We aimed to elucidate the relationships between changes in PRO measures and clinical outcomes in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Patients and methods: We investigated relationships between changes in self-reported fatigue, pain, functional well-being (FWB), physical well-being (PWB) and prostate cancer-specific symptoms with overall survival (OS) and radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) after 6 and 12 months of treatment in COU-AA-301 (N = 1195) or COU-AA-302 (N = 1088)...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233522/subcutaneous-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-a-modern-challenge-in-postmastectomy-radiation-planning
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Melissa P Mitchell, Jamie Wagner, James Butterworth
PURPOSE: A growing trend in breast reconstruction has been placement of tissue expanders in the pre pectoral space. This is a change from the practice of placement under the pectoralis major with or without an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) sling. The move toward pre pectoral placement with an ADM wrap has the intent of decreasing post-operative pain and decreasing animation deformities. The cosmesis of pre pectoral reconstructions in the setting of post mastectomy radiation has also appeared improved in our early experience, when compared to submuscular reconstructions...
September 8, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232539/how-to-identify-and-manage-cognitive-dysfunction-after-breast-cancer-treatment
#4
Marie Lange, Florence Joly
Attention and memory dysfunction is a common complaint among patients with breast cancer that can be reported during and up to several years after treatment. It can negatively affect patients' quality of life and their ability to work. This phenomenon has mainly been studied in patients with breast cancer who are treated with adjuvant chemotherapy. Women describe concentration problems and difficulties with word finding, multitasking, or remembering new information, as well as more effort and time needed to accomplish these tasks...
December 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229211/the-use-of-rapid-onset-fentanyl-in-children-and-young-people-for-breakthrough-cancer-pain
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Lucy Coombes, Kimberley Burke, Anna-Karenia Anderson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: No published studies have looked at the dosing and use of rapid onset fentanyl preparations in children. The primary aim of this study was to assess whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and background oral morphine equivalent analgesia in children less than 18 years old. Secondary objectives included establishing whether there is a correlation between effective dose of rapid onset fentanyl and age and weight. Reported side effects were also reviewed...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227301/palliative-care-in-gynecologic-oncology
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Daniel Karlin, Peter Phung, Christopher Pietras
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with gynecologic malignancies face many difficult issues in the course of their diseases, ranging from physical symptoms to advance care planning in light of a poor prognosis. This review examines the evidence supporting integration of palliative care early in the course of disease and symptom management, and provides a framework for difficult conversations. RECENT FINDINGS: Palliative care has been demonstrated to improve quality of life and promote survival if integrated early in the course of disease...
December 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225684/colon-cancer-presenting-as-pseudo-obstruction-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Reeva Makhijani, Vicky H Bhagat, Mariam Fayek
The incidence of colorectal cancer in pregnancy is between 0.002 and 0.008%. Diagnosis is often delayed as symptoms of colorectal cancer can mimic as common complaints of pregnancy. We present the case of a 29-year-old with a history of chronic constipation who presented in the second trimester with abdominal pain, inability to tolerate anything orally and no bowel movement in more than three weeks. Non-contrast MRI at presentation failed to show an obstructing mass. Patient was treated conservatively for presumed pseudo-obstruction secondary to worsening constipation from chronic ondansetron use and pregnancy...
December 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223276/a-51-year-old-woman-with-an-increasing-chest-wall-mass-years-after-resection-of-an-early-stage-lung-cancer
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Ajay Dhakal, Hongbin Chen, Elisabeth U Dexter
A 51-year-old woman was found to have a new 14 × 6 mm soft tissue mass under the right serratus muscle on a CT scan of the chest performed for routine surveillance due to her history of stage I lung cancer. A follow-up CT scan performed 4 months later showed that the mass had increased in size to 22 × 8 mm. The patient presents to the oncology clinic to discuss the results of the CT scan. She has no pain or swelling on the right lateral chest and no cough, fever, or shortness of breath. She is at her baseline health with good appetite and functional status...
December 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222840/detection-of-neuropathic-pain-in-end-stage-cancer-patients-diagnostic-accuracy-of-two-questionnaires
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Eleftheria Tzamakou, Anastasios Petrou, Louiza Tefa, Vassiliki Siafaka, Eleni Laou, Petros Tzimas, Georgios Pentheroudakis, Georgios Papadopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Neuropathic pain in a frequent consequence of cancer pain. Quite often, in the end stage, it is difficult to discern its presence and delineate its characters in the context of cancer painful complications. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the translated to native language DN4 and PainDETECT questionnaires, for the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathic pain in oncology patients. METHODS: End stage cancer patients that presented to the Outpatient Pain Clinic were prospectively followed...
December 8, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219835/answer-to-photo-quiz-a-52-year-old-oncology-patient-with-acute-severe-abdominal-pain
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October 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219834/a-52-year-old-oncology-patient-with-acute-severe-abdominal-pain
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L Keikes, H Klümpen, H W M van Laarhoven
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215949/laparoscopic-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-as-a-safe-procedure-for-postchemotherapy-residual-mass-in-testicular-cancer
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Eliney Ferreira Faria, Hugo Silva Neves, Breno Dauster, Roberto Dias Machado, Wesley Justino Magnabosco, Roberto Lodeiro Muller, Alexandre César Santos, Marcos Tobias-Machado
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility, clinical and perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (L-RPLND) in the management of patients with germ cell tumors (GCT) and residual post-chemotherapy mass. METHODS: We report our experience of 25 patients treated with L-RPLND between 2008 and 2015. All 25 patients were diagnosed with GCT by primary pathological evaluation of the specimens after orchiectomy. All patients received cisplatin-based chemotherapy...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209551/synchronous-occurrence-of-primary-breast-carcinoma-and-primary-colon-adenocarcinoma
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Gurkan Yetkin, Fevzi Celayir, Ismail Ethem Akgun, Ramazan Ucak
A 65-year-old female patient presented to the emergency clinic with abdominal pain, meteorism, and intermittent rectal bleeding. Colonoscopy was performed, and a hepatic flexure tumor was detected. Histopathological examination of biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma. Thoracoabdominal CT was performed for staging, and a spiculated contour mass was found incidentally on the left breast. Mammography and ultrasonography were performed for the cause of these findings, and suspicious lesions of malignancy were seen in the left breast...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209529/patient-reported-pain-severity-pain-interference-and-health-status-in-hr-her2-advanced-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Robert Wood, Debanjali Mitra, Jonathan de Courcy, Shrividya Iyer
Introduction: Patient-reported pain severity and related impact in advanced/metastatic breast cancer (ABC/MBC) are not well documented. The objective of this study was to assess pain and general health status in hormone receptor-positive (HR+)/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) ABC/MBC. Methods: Data were collected in the USA and Europe in a real-world, cross-sectional study. Patients were recruited at oncology practices and completed validated questionnaires; pain severity and interference were assessed using the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) and general health status using the EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D-3L)...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207005/global-health-journal-club-is-honey-effective-as-a-treatment-for-chemotherapy-induced-mucositis-in-paediatric-oncology-patients
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Amanda Friend, Fidel Rubagumya, Peter Cartledge
Oral mucositis (OM) is an inflammatory response of mucosal epithelium to the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy causing severe oral pain and ulceration, which may complicate the management of cancer. The Mucositis Prevention Guideline Development Group has developed an international guideline for the prevention of mucositis in children receiving treatment for cancer or undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Evidence-based preventative strategies include cryotherapy, low-level light therapy and keratinocyte growth factor...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206668/treatment-patterns-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-treated-in-the-community-practice-setting-in-the-united-states
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Xiaolong Jiao, Sonia Pulgar, Marley Boyd, Fadi Braiteh, Beloo Mirakhur, Susan Pitman Lowenthal, Patricia Fox, Jennifer Frytak, David Cox, Andrew Scott Paulson
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to understand treatment patterns and clinical outcomes in metastatic gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patients treated in a large community oncology network. METHODS: This retrospective study used the McKesson Specialty Health/US Oncology Network iKnowMed electronic health record database with supplemental chart review. Eligibility criteria included a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor diagnosis between January 1, 2008, and to December 31, 2012; at least 2 US Oncology Network visits; and age at least 18 years...
December 5, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203993/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-rectal-cancer-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Chinock Cheong, Nam Kyu Kim
Although laparoscopic resection for colon cancer has been proven safe and feasible when compared with open resection, currently no clear evidence is available regarding minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer. This type of surgery may benefit patients by allowing fast recovery of normal dietary intake and bowel function, reduced postoperative pain, and shorter hospitalization. Therefore, minimally invasive surgeries such as laparoscopic or robot surgery have become the predominant treatment option for colon cancer...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200681/clinicopathological-features-and-treatment-outcomes-in-ewing-s-sarcoma-patients-a-10-year-experience-of-alexandria-clinical-oncology-department
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Asmaa Nazeer, Alaa Kandil, Omar Zahra, Maher Soliman
Background: Ewing's sarcoma (ES) is an aggressive tumor, which is usually associated with micrometastases in the circulation. Thus, systemic chemotherapy in addition to local control modality is essential to improve outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes in patients with ES. Materials and Methods: Medical files of 74 patients with nonmetastatic ES treated at our centers between 2004 and 2014 were retrospectively evaluated...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200670/clinico-radiological-and-pathological-characteristics-of-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-in-children-a-retrospective-study
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Mohamad Hussain Mir, Waseem Dar, Sheikh Aejaz Aziz, Gul Mohamad, Burhan Wani
Purpose: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare, benign lesions most often seen in the lung of young adults but can occur in children, in various sites. They mimic, clinically and radiologically, malignant tumors - especially sarcomas and lymphomas. The aim was to review the clinical, radiological, and pathological data of children with a diagnosis of IMT referred to our department. Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at the Department of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India from January 2014 to December 2015...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200010/role-of-systematic-lymphadenectomy-to-tailor-adjuvant-therapy-in-early-endometrial-cancer
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Vivek Nama, Amit Patel, Lisa Kirk, John Murdoch, Joanne Bailey
OBJECTIVE: The long-standing protocol at our center for apparent stage I and II endometrial cancers comprises hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy without lymphad-enectomy. Adjuvant treatment is based in line with Postoperative Radiation Therapy in Endometrial Carcinoma 1 protocol. Our aim was to quantify the number of patients who would avoid external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in our institution if we adopted a protocol of lymphadenectomy to tailor adjuvant EBRT and its impact on cost and quality of life...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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