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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544698/the-use-of-antifibrinolytics-in-pediatric-patients-with-hypoproliferative-thrombocytopenia
#1
Meghan Delaney, Dana C Matthews, Terry B Gernsheimer
Despite the use of evidence-based platelet transfusion therapy during periods of hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia, a large proportion of pediatric hematology/oncology patients continue to suffer from clinically significant bleeding. Antifibrinolytic (AF) drugs have been shown in certain surgical and trauma settings to decrease bleeding, blood transfusion, and improve survival. We conducted a retrospective assessment of the safety of using AF drugs in pediatric patients with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia at our center as well as the impact on bleeding occurrence and severity...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540435/validation-of-the-child-hcahps-survey-to-measure-pediatric-inpatient-experience-of-care-in-flanders
#2
Luk Bruyneel, Ellen Coeckelberghs, Gunnar Buyse, Kristina Casteels, Barbara Lommers, Jo Vandersmissen, Johan Van Eldere, Chris Van Geet, Kris Vanhaecht
The recently developed Child HCAHPS provides a standard to measure US hospitals' performance on pediatric inpatient experiences of care. We field-tested Child HCAHPS in Belgium to instigate international comparison. In the development stage, forward/backward translation was conducted and patients assessed content validity index as excellent. The draft Flemish Child HCAHPS included 63 items: 38 items for five topics hypothesized to be similar to those proposed in the US (communication with parent, communication with child, attention to safety and comfort, hospital environment, and global rating), 10 screeners, a 14-item demographic and descriptive section, and one open-ended item...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537810/incidence-and-characteristics-of-venous-thrombotic-events-in-pediatric-cancer-patients-a-20-year-experience-in-the-maritimes-canada
#3
Zeina Asyyed, Tamara MacDonald, Carol Digout, Ketan Kulkarni
OBJECTIVE: Venous thrombotic events (VTE) are a well-recognized complication in pediatric cancer patients. Population-based data on the incidence and characteristics of VTE in all pediatric cancer patients are limited. This information is crucial to identify patients at high risk and design targeted interventions accordingly. The present study was designed to determine the incidence and characteristics of VTE in the pediatric oncology population. PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a retrospective, population-based, cohort study of patients treated in the Maritimes, Canada between 1995 and 2015...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537777/palliative-care-office-hours-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-an-innovative-model-for-symptom-management-and-education
#4
Anessa M Foxwell, Mary E Moyer, David J Casarett, Nina R O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Palliative care programs are experiencing rapid growth, with demand for consults surpassing staffing. Innovative models are needed to equip nonpalliative care providers to manage basic palliative care issues. OBJECTIVES: To develop a novel program of palliative care office hours for hematologic oncology advanced practice providers, and to evaluate its impact on palliative care consult volume and composition. METHODS: A palliative care nurse practitioner or pharmacist was available for weekday office hours to all inpatient hematologic oncology advanced practice providers at an academic medical center to offer advice on pain, nonpain symptoms, and psychosocial distress...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534144/coordination-of-care-in-survivorship-after-treatment-of-hematological-malignancies-the-journey-is-not-over-yet
#5
REVIEW
Catherine J Lee, Lori S Muffly
The number of adult survivors of hematologic malignancies is steadily growing. This population is at moderate to high risk for cancer survivorship issues including physical and psychosocial sequelae of intensive cancer therapies. Although cancer survivorship is a growing field in pediatric and solid tumor oncology, survivorship care and research has often been overlooked in the hematologic malignancies. In this review, we focus specifically on survivorship issues related to adult patients with hematologic malignancies and provide commentary on the role of cancer survivorship, proposed survivorship care models, and the economic and health policy obstacles associated with moving the cancer survivorship field forward in this very important patient population...
May 22, 2017: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529747/amrubicin-monotherapy-may-be-an-effective-second-line-treatment-for-patients-with-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-or-high-grade-non-small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
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Norimitsu Kasahara, Kazushige Wakuda, Shota Omori, Kazuhisa Nakashima, Akira Ono, Tetsuhiko Taira, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Tateaki Naito, Haruyasu Murakami, Keita Mori, Reiko Watanabe, Masahiro Endo, Takashi Nakajima, Masanobu Yamada, Toshiaki Takahashi
There is no standard chemotherapy for pulmonary large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) and this type of cancer is difficult to diagnose using biopsy specimens. At the Shizuoka Cancer Center, when small biopsy specimens are used, they are diagnosed as high-grade non-small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (HNSCNEC) and the patients are treated according to the small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) guidelines. Amrubicin is an effective second-line treatment for patients with SCLC, although it remains unclear whether amrubicin monotherapy is effective for patients with LCNEC or HNSCNEC...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524832/measles-outbreak-in-pediatric-hematology-and-oncology-patients-in-shanghai-2015
#7
Yan-Ling Ge, Xiao-Wen Zhai, Yan-Feng Zhu, Xiang-Shi Wang, Ai-Mei Xia, Yue-Fang Li, Mei Zeng
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial progress toward measles control are making in China, measles outbreaks in immunocompromised population still pose a challenge to interrupt endemic transmission. This study aimed to investigate the features of measles in pediatric hematology and oncology patients and explore the reasons behind the outbreak. METHODS: We collected demographic, epidemiological, and clinical data of immunocompromised measles children. All suspected measles cases were laboratory-confirmed based on the presence of measles IgM and/or identification of measles RNA...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524128/-placement-of-a-ventricular-catheter-into-narrow-lateral-ventricles-popular-navigation
#8
S S Ozerov, A E Samarin, A V Mel'nikov, E V Kumirova
Placement of a ventricular catheter is the most common and easiest procedure in neurosurgery. Usually, the procedure is performed using anatomical landmarks. However, despite the apparent ease of this manipulation, its results are not always satisfactory. According to the literature data, the rate of improperly placed ventricular catheters amounts to 10-40%, which is directly correlated with the risk of shunt dysfunction. The use of special equipment, such as ultrasound scanners, endoscopes, stereotactic devices, and neuronavigation systems, significantly increases success of surgery...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514195/analysis-of-the-use-and-impact-of-twitter-during-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-annual-meetings-from-2011-to-2016-focus-on-advanced-metrics-and-user-trends
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Naveen Pemmaraju, Michael A Thompson, Ruben A Mesa, Tejas Desai
PURPOSE: The use of social media, in particular Twitter, has substantially increased among health care stakeholders in the field of hematology and oncology, with an especially sharp increase in the use of Twitter during times of major national meetings. The most attended meeting in the oncology field is the ASCO annual meeting. Little is known about the detailed metrics involved in the use, volume, and impact of Twitter during the ASCO annual meeting. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of tweets during the ASCO annual meetings from 2011 to 2016...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512555/assessment-of-obesity-and-hepatic-late-adverse-effects-in-the-egyptian-survivors-of-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-single-center-study
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Farida H El-Rashedy, Mahmoud A El-Hawy, Sally M El Hefnawy, Mona M Mohammed
BACKGROUND: Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with current cure rates reaching 80% emphasizes the necessity to determine treatment-related long-term effects. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of overweight, obesity, and hepatic late adverse effects in a cohort of ALL survivors treated at the Hematology and Oncology Unit, Pediatrics Department, Menoufia University, Egypt. METHODS: In this case-control study, height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) were assessed for 35 pediatric ALL survivors and 35 healthy children...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508832/disease-characteristics-and-treatment-attributes-of-patients-admitted-to-the-oncology-ward-of-a-tertiary-care-government-hospital
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Virender Suhag, B S Sunita, Pankaj Vats, Arti Sarin, A K Singh, Mayuri Jain
BACKGROUND: The burden of oncology patients in the most developing countries including India has witnessed a steady, progressive, and significant upward trend attributed mainly to increased life span, availability of better imaging modalities, increased awareness, and lifestyle and environmental changes. The management of such patients in government setup often presents lots of challenges such as advanced stage of presentation, existence of medical comorbid conditions, scarcity of beds, and long multimodal treatment often complicated with therapy-induced toxicities...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501093/future-directions-in-improving-outcomes-for-patients-with-gastric-and-esophageal-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Manish A Shah
"This issue of Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America provides an update to the current understanding of the physiology of gastric and esophageal cancers and the state-of-the-art management of disease. Over the past 10 years, we have witnessed dramatic changes in both our understanding of the disease and its management. We have 2 new biological agents approved to treat advanced disease, with several more prospects under development. In this article, the author looks to the future, attempting to answer the question of which advancements will play the biggest role in improving patient outcomes in this still-devastating disease...
June 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498238/nomogram-predicting-overall-survival-in-operable-cervical-cancer-patients
#13
Ru-Ru Zheng, Xiao-Wan Huang, Wen-Yue Liu, Rong-Rong Lin, Fei-Yun Zheng, Feng Lin
OBJECTIVE: Nomograms are widely used as predictive tools to predict oncological outcomes intuitively and precisely. The aim of our study was to develop a nomogram for predicting overall survival (OS) of patients with early stage cervical cancer. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the clinical, pathological, and hematological data and prognosis of 795 cervical cancer patients were investigated. We identified and incorporated independent significant prognostic factors for OS to develop a nomogram...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498097/the-asplenic-patient-post-insult-immunocompetence-infection-and-vaccination
#14
Brandon Dionne, Walter Dehority, Meghan Brett, Thomas R Howdieshell
BACKGROUND: Splenic injury can occur through multiple mechanisms and may result in various degrees of residual immunocompetence. Functionally or anatomically asplenic patients are at higher risk for infection, particularly with encapsulated bacteria. Vaccination is recommended to prevent infection with these organisms; however, the recommendations are routinely updated, and vaccine selection and timing are complex. METHODS: Review of the pertinent English-language literature, including the recommendations of the U...
May 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497377/-choosing-wisely-recommendations-in-hematology-and-oncology
#15
REVIEW
S W Krause, A Neubauer
Many new diagnostic and therapeutic options have been introduced in the field of hematology and medical oncology during recent years. Rational treatment recommendations are thus of even greater importance. Five presumably underused measures are recommended (positive recommendations), primarily pertaining to supportive therapy, but also concerning the selective use of molecular diagnostics. Recommendations to avoid unnecessary procedures (negative recommendations) involve a possible excessive use of anticancer therapy and imaging, and insufficiently selective use of growth factors, antiemetics, and targeted therapies...
May 11, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489727/pharmacology-of-thiopurine-therapy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-complete-blood-cell-count-outcomes-a-five-year-database-study
#16
Berrie Meijer, Abraham J Wilhelm, Chris Jj Mulder, Gerd Bouma, Adriaan A van Bodegraven, Nanne Kh de Boer
BACKGROUND: Thiopurines Are The Prerequisite For Immunomodulation In Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD) therapy. When administered in high (oncological) dose, thiopurine metabolites act as purine antagonists, causing DNA-strand breakage and myelotoxicity. In lower IBD dosages, the mode of action is primarily restricted to anti-inflammatory effects. Then, myelosuppression and hepatotoxicity are the most common adverse events of thiopurines. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of thiopurine metabolites on hematologic and hepatic parameters and to determine which patient characteristics are related to generation of thiopurine metabolites...
May 6, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486259/appendicitis-in-a-neutropenic-patient-a-multicentric-retrospective-study
#17
Alberto A Scarpa, Géraldine Hery, Arnaud Petit, Benoit Brethon, Irène Jimenez, Virginie Gandemer, Samuel Abbou, Stéphanie Haouy, Jean Breaud, Marilyne Poiree
To study the management of acute appendicitis in neutropenic patients, we retrospectively reviewed cases of acute appendicitis in neutropenic children treated for cancer. The patients' demographics, medical records, and outcomes were tracked. We compared nonoperative treatment versus emergency or delayed surgery. The cases of 30 patients with a mean age of 8.8 years in 12 French departments of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology between 1995 and 2013 were studied. Most patients (90%) were treated for hematological malignancies...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485336/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-cetuximab-with-chemotherapy-in-recurrent-and-metastatic-head-and-neck-cancer-a-prospective-observational-study
#18
S Tiwari, V Goel, M C John, N Patnaik, D C Doval
BACKGROUND: In squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), epidermal growth factor receptor is expressed at very high levels. Hence, we have done this study to assess the response and tolerability of cetuximab and platinum-based chemotherapy in recurrent and metastatic (R/M) head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) in view of paucity of data from the Indian subcontinent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, patients of R/M SCCHN were randomly enrolled from September 2012 to April 2015...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478879/tumor-lysis-syndrome-a-unique-solute-disturbance
#19
REVIEW
Penelope Z Strauss, Shannan K Hamlin, Johnny Dang
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening disorder that is an oncologic emergency. Risk factors for TLS are well-known, but the current literature shows case descriptions of unexpected acute TLS. Solid tumors and untreated hematologic tumors can lyse under various circumstances in children and adults. International guidelines and recommendations, including the early involvement of the critical care team, have been put forward to help clinicians properly manage the syndrome. Advanced practice nurses may be in the position of triaging and initiating treatment of patients with TLS, and need a thorough understanding of the syndrome and its treatment...
June 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478850/randomized-controlled-trial-of-care-bundles-with-chlorhexidine-dressing-and-advanced-dressings-to-prevent-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-hematology-oncology-patients
#20
Gülçin Özalp Gerçeker, Figen Yardımcı, Yeşim Aydınok
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of the care bundles including chlorhexidine dressing and advanced dressings on the catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) rates in pediatric hematology-oncology patients with central venous catheters (CVCs). METHOD: Twenty-seven PHO patients were recruited to participate in a prospective, randomized study in Turkey. The researcher used care bundles with chlorhexidine dressing in the experimental group (n = 14), and care bundles with advanced dressings in the control group (n = 13)...
June 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
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