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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636296/-follow-up-of-the-long-term-cancer-survivor
#1
Francesco Sciotto, Céline Py, Petros Tsantoulis
Improvements in diagnosis and treatments explain the notable increase in patients chronically affected or recovering from cancer. This is a fragile population, who is physically, psychologically and socially affected by the consequences of the disease and the associated treatments. In addition to detecting a possible relapse, oncologists and primary care physicians have to deal with a variety of issues like psychological distress, sexual dysfunction, cardiotoxicity, cognitive impairment, fatigue and, in some cases, a second primary cancer...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635987/integrative-review-of-facility-interventions-to-manage-compassion-fatigue-in-oncology-nurses
#2
Dorien Wentzel, Petra Brysiewicz
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Oncology nurses are regularly exposed to high-stress situations that may lead to compassion fatigue, and many institutions have implemented interventions to reduce burnout in nurses, but knowledge on the feasiblity, effectiveness, and nurses' experience of interventions is lacking.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Electronic search of literature published from 1992-2015 was performed to evaluate in-facility interventions to manage compassion fatigue in oncology nurses...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635976/supporting-change-in-oncology-nursing-practice-in-kuwait
#3
Veronica Nickerson, Jennifer Deering, Suha Alazmei
As countries around the world struggle to provide oncology care and treatment to their populations, nurses, as the largest healthcare workforce, are faced with the challenge of obtaining, maintaining, and developing specialized oncology nursing knowledge and expertise. Strategies that can be deployed at a local level to support nurses with integrating new knowledge into practice are important in meeting and overcoming this challenge. This article describes a theory-based model for implementing oncology nursing best practices in the Middle Eastern country of Kuwait...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632238/attitudes-among-nurses-toward-the-integration-of-complementary-medicine-into-supportive-cancer-care
#4
Eran Ben-Arye, Bella Shulman, Yael Eilon, Rachel Woitiz, Victoria Cherniak, Ilanit Shalom Sharabi, Osnat Sher, Hiba Reches, Yfat Katz, Michal Arad, Elad Schiff, Noah Samuels, Ofer Caspi, Shahar Lev-Ari, Moshe Frenkel, Abed Agbarya, Hana Admi
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore the attitudes of nurses treating patients with cancer regarding the use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) therapies to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life (QOL). 
. DESIGN: Prospective and descriptive.
 
. SETTING: 12 hospital and community care settings in Israel. 
. SAMPLE: 973 nurses working in oncology and non-oncology departments.
. METHODS: A 26-item questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of nurses treating patients with cancer...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632237/auricular-point-acupressure-to-manage-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-arthralgia-in-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-survivors-a-pilot-study
#5
Chao Hsing Yeh, Wei-Chun Lin, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen, Na-Jin Park, Lisa J Wood, G J van Londen, Dana Howard Bovbjerg
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of auricular point acupressure to manage aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia.
. DESIGN: Wait list control design.
. SETTING: Outpatient clinics and oncology center.
. SAMPLE: 20 women with aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia.
. METHODS: After baseline data were collected, participants waited one month before they received acupressure once per week for four weeks at a convenient time...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631777/-continuity-of-care-in-oncology-quantitative-analysis-of-data-from-patients-treated-in-two-different-settings-in-emilia-romagna
#6
Tiziano Carradori, Francesca Bravi, Daniela Sara Butera, Erica Iannazzo, Giorgia Valpiani, Ulrich Wienand
INTRODUCTION: In order to ensure high-quality treatment for patients with cancer it is vital to implement organisational models (pathways and networks) and that guarantee continuity of care. Appropriate assessment tools that promote the evaluation and analysis of care pathways from the patients' perspective are available. Hence the aim of this study was to verify whether or not the coordination between the various stages and care providers in a cancer treatment pathway is perceived by our patients...
June 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630594/individual-meaning-centered-psychotherapy-for-palliative-cancer-patients-in-lithuania-a-case-report
#7
Meda Sutkevičiūtė, Monika Stančiukaitė, Giedrė Bulotienė
Patients with oncological diseases, especially palliative care patients, suffer from physical and psychological difficulties. The quality of life of such patients is bad, they do not have purpose to live and they feel anxiety and distress. In 1959 Victor Frankl wrote the book Man's Search for Meaning in which he stated that the driving force of human life lay in the ability to discern the meaning of faith and spirituality. Inspired by Frankl's ideas, the American psychiatrist William Breitbart with colleagues have developed both an individual and group model of Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy...
2017: Acta medica Lituanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625625/economic-burden-of-clinical-trials-in-lung-cancer-in-a-german-comprehensive-cancer-center
#8
F Kron, A Kostenko, M Scheffler, D Müller, J-P Glossmann, R Fischer, S Michels, L Nogova, M Hallek, T Zander, J Wolf
OBJECTIVES: The recent success of individualized lung cancer therapy has triggered fundamental changes in clinical research strategies. To date there is a strong focus on early proof of concept trials in genetically preselected small patient subgroups. This analysis focuses on the economic burden caused by such trials for advanced lung cancer patients in a German Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC). METHODS: The profit margins between recruiting groups with ≤3 and >3 patients were compared...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624108/modification-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-as-risk-factor-for-complications-after-liver-transplantation
#9
REVIEW
Paolo De Simone, Paola Carrai, Laura Coletti, Davide Ghinolfi, Stefania Petruccelli, Franco Filipponi
Management of complications post-liver transplantation (LT) includes immunosuppressive manipulations with the aim to reduce the overall burden of immunologic suppression and compensate for renal, cardiovascular, metabolic toxicities, and for the increased oncologic risk. Two approaches can be implemented to reduce immunosuppression-related adverse events: upfront schedules tailored to the pretransplant individual patient's risk profile versus downstream modifications in the event of immunosuppression-related complications...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612288/magnetic-resonance-image-guidance-in-external-beam-radiation-therapy-planning-and-delivery
#10
REVIEW
Ilamurugu Arivarasan, Chandrasekaran Anuradha, Shanmuga Subramanian, Ayyalusamy Anantharaman, Velayudham Ramasubramanian
The use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in radiation oncology is improving dramatically. This review article discusses the necessity of image guidance and how MR finds a significant place in radiotherapy planning and delivery. The challenges to and current solutions for an in-house MR simulation, dedicated MR simulator, estimation of electron density using MR image sets and development of MR-compatible treatment planning systems are presented. This article also reviews the feasibility, advantages and limitations of MR image-guided radiation therapy (MR-IGRT) and its drive toward the integration of radiation beams with MR technology...
June 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610746/a-universal-genetic-testing-initiative-for-patients-with-high-grade-non-mucinous-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-and-the-implications-for-cancer-treatment
#11
Erica M Bednar, Holly D Oakley, Charlotte C Sun, Catherine C Burke, Mark F Munsell, Shannon N Westin, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVE: Genetic counseling (GC) and germline genetic testing (GT) for BRCA1 and BRCA2 are considered standard of care for patients with high-grade, non-mucinous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancers (HGOC). We describe a universal genetic testing initiative to increase the rates of recommendation and acceptance of GC and GT to >80% for patients with HGOC at our institution. METHODS: Data from a consecutive cohort of patients seen in our gynecologic oncology clinics between 9/1/2012 and 8/31/2015 for evaluation of HGOC were retrospectively analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608554/combination-of-nanotechnology-with-vascular-targeting-agents-for-effective-cancer-therapy
#12
REVIEW
Rana Jahanban-Esfahlan, Khaled Seidi, Behnaz Banimohamad-Shotorbani, Ali Jahanban-Esfahlan, Bahman Yousefi
As a young science, nanotechnology promptly integrated into the current oncology practice. Accordingly, various nanostructure particles were developed to reduce drug toxicity and allow the targeted delivery of various diagnostic and therapeutic compounds to the cancer cells. New sophisticated nanosystems constantly emerge to improve the performance of current anticancer modalities. Targeting tumor vasculature is an attractive strategy to fight cancer. Though the idea was swiftly furthered from basic science to the clinic, targeting tumor vasculature had a limited potential in patients, where tumors relapse due to the development of multiple drug resistance and metastasis...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603644/neighbours-of-cancer-related-proteins-have-key-influence-on-pathogenesis-and-could-increase-the-drug-target-space-for-anticancer-therapies
#13
Dezső Módos, Krishna C Bulusu, Dávid Fazekas, János Kubisch, Johanne Brooks, István Marczell, Péter M Szabó, Tibor Vellai, Péter Csermely, Katalin Lenti, Andreas Bender, Tamás Korcsmáros
Even targeted chemotherapies against solid cancers show a moderate success increasing the need to novel targeting strategies. To address this problem, we designed a systems-level approach investigating the neighbourhood of mutated or differentially expressed cancer-related proteins in four major solid cancers (colon, breast, liver and lung). Using signalling and protein-protein interaction network resources integrated with mutational and expression datasets, we analysed the properties of the direct and indirect interactors (first and second neighbours) of cancer-related proteins, not found previously related to the given cancer type...
January 24, 2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603407/simultaneous-tumor-segmentation-image-restoration-and-blur-kernel-estimation-in-pet-using-multiple-regularizations
#14
Laquan Li, Jian Wang, Wei Lu, Shan Tan
Accurate tumor segmentation from PET images is crucial in many radiation oncology applications. Among others, partial volume effect (PVE) is recognized as one of the most important factors degrading imaging quality and segmentation accuracy in PET. Taking into account that image restoration and tumor segmentation are tightly coupled and can promote each other, we proposed a variational method to solve both problems simultaneously in this study. The proposed method integrated total variation (TV) semi-blind de-convolution and Mumford-Shah segmentation with multiple regularizations...
February 2017: Computer Vision and Image Understanding: CVIU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598227/integration-of-a-palliative-care-intervention-into-community-practice-for-lung-cancer-a-study-protocol-and-lessons-learned-with-implementation
#15
Huong Q Nguyen, Thomas Cuyegkeng, Tieu O Phung, Karisa Jahn, Tami Borneman, Mayra Macias, Nora Ruel, Betty Ferrell
BACKGROUND: A notable gap in the evidence base for outpatient palliative care (PC) for cancer is that most trials were conducted in specialized oncology or academic centers with limited translation and further evaluation in "real-world" settings. Health systems are desperate for guidance regarding the most effective and sustainable PC service models. OBJECTIVE: Describe the study protocol to evaluate the dissemination of a previously tested nurse-led PC intervention (PCI) for patients with lung cancer and their family caregiver in community-based settings, lessons learned in adapting and implementing the PCI, and implications for future dissemination-translational efforts Design: Two-group, prospective sequential, quasi-experimental design with Phase 1 (Usual care) followed by Phase 2 (Intervention) setting/subjects...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597400/gynecologic-oncologists-attitudes-and-practices-relating-to-integrative-medicine-results-of-a-nationwide-ago-survey
#16
Evelyn Klein, Matthias W Beckmann, Werner Bader, Cosima Brucker, Gustav Dobos, Dorothea Fischer, Volker Hanf, Annette Hasenburg, Sebastian M Jud, Matthias Kalder, Marion Kiechle, Sherko Kümmel, Andreas Müller, Myrjam-Alice T Müller, Daniela Paepke, Andre-Robert Rotmann, Florian Schütz, Anton Scharl, Petra Voiss, Markus Wallwiener, Claudia Witt, Carolin C Hack
PURPOSE: The growing popularity and acceptance of integrative medicine is evident both among patients and among the oncologists treating them. As little data are available regarding health-care professionals' knowledge, attitudes, and practices relating to the topic, a nationwide online survey was designed. METHODS: Over a period of 11 weeks (from July 15 to September 30, 2014) a self-administered, 17-item online survey was sent to all 676 members of the Research Group on Gynecological Oncology (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie) in the German Cancer Society...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596802/nursing-diagnoses-in-adult-elderly-patients-undergoing-outpatient-antineoplastic-chemotherapy-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Rafael Tavares Jomar, Rebeca Anselmo Furtado Gomes, Dayana Carvalho Leite, Helena Ferraz Gomes, Ellen Marcia Peres, Eugenio Fuentes Perez Junior
OBJECTIVE: To search in the scientific literature for nursing diagnoses identified in adult/elderly patients undergoing antineoplastic chemotherapy in an outpatient setting. METHODS: Review of studies published in Portuguese, English, or Spanish which were searched in five electronic databases in March 2016, using the descriptors nursing process, nursing diagnosis, neoplasms, drug therapy and hospital outpatient clinic. RESULTS: In the four studies selected for review, 40 nursing diagnoses were identified, namely unbalanced nutrition, less than body requirements, risk of deficient fluid volume, diarrhoea, fatigue, impaired home maintenance, deficient knowledge, disturbed body image, interrupted family processes, ineffective sexuality pattern, anxiety, powerlessness, fear, readiness for enhanced religiosity, risk of infection, impaired dentition, risk of impaired skin integrity, acute pain, and nausea...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595492/current-mathematical-models-for-cancer-drug-discovery
#18
Letizia Carrara, Silvia Maria Lavezzi, Elisa Borella, Giuseppe De Nicolao, Paolo Magni, Italo Poggesi
Pharmacometric models represent the most comprehensive approache for extracting, summarizing and integrating information obtained in the often sparse, limited, and less-than-optimally designed experiments performed in the early phases of oncology drug discovery. Whilst empirical methodologies may be enough for screening and ranking candidate drugs, modeling approaches are needed for optimizing and making economically viable the learn-confirm cycles within an oncology research program and anticipating the dose regimens to be investigated in the subsequent clinical development...
June 8, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594662/patient-derived-tumor-xenografts-of-lymphoproliferative-disorders-are-they-surrogates-for-the-human-disease
#19
Marco Pizzi, Giorgio Inghirami
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patient-derived tumor xenografts (PDTXs) have emerged as powerful platforms in medical oncology. A plethora of PDTXs were generated to study solid cancers, but limited data are as yet available on hematological diseases. The aim of this review is to describe the state of art of lymphoma PDTXs, discussing future directions for the development of integrated/personalized cancer programs. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last decades, several PDTXs of lymphoproliferative disorders have been produced...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589510/singlicate-ligand-binding-assay-using-an-automated-microfluidic-system-a-clinical-case-study
#20
Hao Jiang, Alex Kozhich, Jennifer Cummings, Janice Gambardella, Frank Zambito, Craig Titsch, Jonathan Haulenbeek, Kelli Phillips, Ross Fergus, Heather Myler
The bioanalytical strategy for monoclonal antibody therapeutics, intended for multiple oncology indications, includes multiple integrated measurements of pharmacologically relevant therapeutics from discovery through development. Three ligand binding assays were cohesively developed and validated, as applicable, using the Gyrolab microfluidic system for the measurement of a free monoclonal antibody BMS-986207. Accuracy and precision demonstrate %bias from -6.3 to 4.4%, percent coefficient of variation (%CV) from 2...
June 6, 2017: AAPS Journal
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