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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205449/variations-in-comt-and-ntrk2-influence-symptom-burden-in-women-undergoing-breast-cancer-treatment
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Erin E Young, Debra Lynch Kelly, Insop Shim, Kyle M Baumbauer, Angela Starkweather, Debra E Lyon
Women with breast cancer frequently report distressing symptoms during and after treatment that can significantly erode quality of life (QOL). Symptom burden among women with breast cancer is of complex etiology and is likely influenced by disease, treatment, and environmental factors as well as individual genetic differences. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships between genetic polymorphisms within Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 1 (NTRK1), Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 2 (NTRK2), and catechol-O-methyltransferase ( COMT) and patient symptom burden of QOL, pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance before, during, and after treatment for breast cancer in a subset of participants ( N = 51) in a randomized clinical trial of a novel symptom-management modality for women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197722/reallocating-time-to-sleep-sedentary-and-active-behaviours-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-survivors-associations-with-patient-reported-outcomes
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Jeff K Vallance, Matthew P Buman, Brigid M Lynch, Terry Boyle
The purpose of this study was to examine potential effects of reallocating time between sleep, sedentary and active behaviours on fatigue symptoms and quality of life in a sample of non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors identified from the Western Australian Cancer Registry (N = 149) (response rate = 36%; median age = 64 years) wore an Actigraph® GT3X+ accelerometer for 7 days and completed the Fatigue Scale, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196783/symptom-cluster-trajectories-during-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-outpatients
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Hsin-Tien Hsu, Kuan-Chia Lin, Li-Min Wu, Chiung-Hui Juan, Ming-Feng Hou, Shiow-Li Hwang, Yi Liu, Marylin J Dodd
CONTEXT: Breast cancer patients often experience multiple symptoms and substantial discomfort. Some symptoms may occur simultaneously and throughout the duration of chemotherapy treatment OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate symptom severity and symptom cluster trajectories during chemotherapy in outpatients with breast cancer in Taiwan. METHODS: This prospective, longitudinal, repeated measures study administered a standardized questionnaire (M...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195911/a-restless-leg-syndrome-incidentally-detected-by-an-18f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography
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Jessica Ohnona, Arnaud Metlaine, Damien Leger, Jean-Noël Talbot
A case of a restless leg syndrome (RLS) was incidentally detected in a 49-year-old woman referred for an F-FDG PET/CT in monitoring her breast cancer. She was treated with chemotherapy and on long-term hormone therapy. Diffuse F-FDG uptake of calf muscles was visualized. Medical history revealed that the patient felt leg cramps in supine position, suggesting RLS. The diagnosis was confirmed using clinical rating scales and polysomnography. RLS being underdiagnosed, this type of FDG PET/CT incidental finding should prompt to check the presence of evocative symptoms and refer the patient to a physician specialized in sleep disorders...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193310/depressive-symptoms-and-inflammation-are-independent-risk-factors-of-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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C Xiao, A H Miller, J Felger, D Mister, T Liu, M A Torres
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial and inflammatory factors have been associated with fatigue in breast cancer survivors. Nevertheless, the relative contribution and/or interaction of these factors with cancer-related fatigue have not been well documented. METHOD: This cross-sectional study enrolled 111 stage 0-III breast cancer patients treated with breast surgery followed by whole breast radiotherapy. Fatigue was measured by the total score of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory-20...
February 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193194/the-objective-physical-activity-and-cardiovascular-disease-health-in-older-women-opach-study
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Andrea Z LaCroix, Eileen Rillamas-Sun, David Buchner, Kelly R Evenson, Chongzhi Di, I-Min Lee, Steve Marshall, Michael J LaMonte, Julie Hunt, Lesley Fels Tinker, Marcia Stefanick, Cora E Lewis, John Bellettiere, Amy H Herring
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence exists to inform physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior guidelines for older people, especially women. Rigorous evidence on the amounts, intensities, and movement patterns associated with better health in later life is needed. METHODS/DESIGN: The Objective PA and Cardiovascular Health (OPACH) Study is an ancillary study to the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Program that examines associations of accelerometer-assessed PA and sedentary behavior with cardiovascular and fall events...
February 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181131/randomized-trial-of-aromatherapy-versus-conventional-care-for-breast-cancer-patients-during-perioperative-periods
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Kentaro Tamaki, Akiko Komatsu Fukuyama, Shigeharu Terukina, Yoshihiko Kamada, Kano Uehara, Miwa Arakaki, Kazuko Yamashiro, Minoru Miyashita, Takanori Ishida, Keely May McNamara, Noriaki Ohuchi, Nobumitsu Tamaki, Hironobu Sasano
PURPOSE: Several studies focused on the effect of aromatherapy on mood, quality of life (QOL), and physical symptoms in patients with cancer. We compared the effects on QOL, vital signs, and sleep quality between aromatherapy and conventional therapy during perioperative periods of the breast cancer patients in this study. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to receive aromatherapy or usual care. The primary endpoint was QOL, which was assessed using the quality of life questionnaire QLQ-C30, Version 3...
February 8, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181128/effects-of-exercise-on-sleep-problems-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Karen Steindorf, Joachim Wiskemann, Cornelia M Ulrich, Martina E Schmidt
PURPOSE: Sleep problems frequently affect breast cancer patients during and after treatment and reduce their quality of life. Treatment strategies are mostly unknown. Thus, we assessed within a randomized controlled trial whether a 12-week exercise program starting with the radiotherapy influences sleep trajectories. METHODS: Sleep quality and problems were assessed via self-report in 160 breast cancer patients before, during, and 2, 6, and 12 months after participation in a trial investigating resistance exercise versus a relaxation control group concomitant with radiotherapy...
February 8, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167656/key-issues-affecting-quality-of-life-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-prostate-cancer-an-analysis-conducted-in-2128-patients-with-initial-psychometric-assessment-of-the-prostate-cancer-symptom-scale-pcss
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Pavlos Msaouel, Richard J Gralla, Randy A Jones, Patricia J Hollen
OBJECTIVE: Evidence-based quality of life (QL) questionnaires require the identification of issues of importance to patients. The primary aim of this study was to inform providers on patient-expressed issues while enhancing the content validity of instruments assessing QL and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in prostate cancer. The study provided additional psychometric properties for the new PRO and QL instrument, the Prostate Cancer Symptom Scale (PCSS). METHODS: An anonymous web-based survey of 2128 patients with prostate cancer was conducted with patients rating 18 QL items on a five-point scale...
February 6, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164150/vigilance-at-home-longitudinal-analyses-of-neighborhood-safety-perceptions-and-health
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Jennifer W Robinette, Susan T Charles, Tara L Gruenewald
Feeling unsafe in one's neighborhood is associated with poor health. This relation may be conferred through multiple pathways, including greater psychological distress and health behaviors that are associated with poorer health and perceptions of neighborhood safety. Women and older adults often report feeling less safe in their environments despite having a lower risk of victimization than men and younger adults, and it is unclear whether these differences influence the health-perception relationship. We used the Midlife in the United States study to test whether baseline neighborhood safety perceptions would be associated with chronic health conditions 10 years later, and whether this relation differs by gender, age, and individual and neighborhood SES...
December 2016: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159005/the-women-s-wellness-after-cancer-program-a-multisite-single-blinded-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Debra Anderson, Charrlotte Seib, Dian Tjondronegoro, Jane Turner, Leanne Monterosso, Amanda McGuire, Janine Porter-Steele, Wei Song, Patsy Yates, Neil King, Leonie Young, Kate White, Kathryn Lee, Sonj Hall, Mei Krishnasamy, Kathy Wells, Sarah Balaam, Alexandra L McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment have significantly improved survival rates, patients post-treatment-related health needs are often not adequately addressed by current health services. The aim of the Women's Wellness after Cancer Program (WWACP), which is a digitised multimodal lifestyle intervention, is to enhance health-related quality of life in women previously treated for blood, breast and gynaecological cancers. METHODS: A single-blinded, multi-centre randomized controlled trial recruited a total of 330 women within 24 months of completion of chemotherapy (primary or adjuvant) and/or radiotherapy...
February 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157566/-i-don-t-know-how-i-m-still-standing-a-bakhtinian-analysis-of-social-housing-and-health-narratives-in-east-london
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C Thompson, D J Lewis, T Greenhalgh, N R Smith, A E Fahy, S Cummins
Housing is a significant determinant of health and substandard housing is a public health issue. East London has long had a shortage of social and affordable housing, worsened in recent years by a combination of stressors. In one of East London's most deprived boroughs, Newham, changes brought about by the 2011 Localism Act and the unique demands of being the host Olympic borough in 2012 have brought considerable pressures to bear on social infrastructure. This paper examines how these pressures were experienced by local residents via their narratives of social housing and health...
January 25, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156639/determining-priority-symptoms-of-women-with-recurrent-ovarian-cancers-a-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Lari B Wenzel, Sandra Ward, Susan M Sereika, Robert P Edwards, Michael Spring, Catherine M Bender, Richard T Penson, Teresa Hagan
: 101 Background: The purpose of this study is to recommend a core set of priority symptoms to be assessed in research and clinical settings for women with recurrent ovarian cancers. METHODS: We used baseline data of 497 women with recurrent ovarian, fallopian, or primary peritoneal cancer participating in a symptom management randomized clinical trial (GOG-0259) to identify a core index of patient-reported priority symptoms. We used the Symptom Representation Questionnaire to assess priority rankings of 28 symptoms based on four criteria: (1) symptom prevalence, (2) patient-reported symptom severity, (3) percentage of women identifying each symptom as one of top three symptoms "I would like to get better control over", and (4) the association between symptom severity and functional wellbeing as measured by the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Ovarian...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156607/yoga-program-for-patients-with-brain-tumors-undergoing-radiotherapy-xrt-and-their-family-caregivers
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Smith Mallaiah, Anita Mahajan, Terri S Armstrong, Shiao-Pei S Weathers, Kathryn E Moss, Nazli Goktepe, Amy Spelman, Lorenzo Cohen
: 200 Background: The role of behavioral medicine in the symptom management of glioma patients is largely unknown. Moreover, although the literature revealed that family caregivers are at risk of physical and psychological burden, the needs of caregivers generally remain unaddressed. The purpose of this study was to establish feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a couple-based Yoga (CBY) intervention in glioma patients and their caregivers targeting QOL outcomes. METHODS: This small, single-arm pilot trial included adults with low and high grade glioma undergoing XRT and their family caregivers...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156591/symptom-burdens-and-coping-strategies-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-aya-cancer-survivors-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Lori S Muffly, Joseline X Gomez, Kate Breitenbach, Jennifer Lynn McNeer, Wendy Stock, Christopher Daugherty
: 256 Background: Prior research reveals that AYA survivors face significant short-term and long-term physical and psychological symptom burdens (SB) as a result of disease and treatment. Yet, the prevalence of SB and their effect on AYA coping in hematologic survivors has not been described. METHODS: AYA patients (15-40 years at diagnosis) of acute leukemia, aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing curative intent therapy (on-treatment cohort) or 2 year completion of therapy and in remission (early survivor cohort) completed following measures: depression (CES-D), state anxiety (STAI-S), PTSD (PCL-C), HRQOL (FACIT-G), Coping (Brief COPE)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156580/characteristics-of-patients-with-unscheduled-versus-scheduled-visits-to-outpatient-supportive-care-center-scc-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Ahsan Azhar, Maria Agustina Cerana, Vishidha Reddy Balankari, Madhuri Adabala, Diane D Liu, Janet L Williams, Eduardo Bruera
: 144 Background: There is limited literature regarding outpatient palliative care, and even more limited literature describing factors associated with unscheduled visits. Our aim was to identify clinical characteristics of patients who walk-in (present unscheduled) to the outpatient SCC with the hypothesize that the patients who present for unscheduled visits have more severe symptom distress as compared to those patients who present for scheduled appointments. METHODS: We compared 183 patients with unscheduled consults (CO) vs a random sample of 361 patients with scheduled CO and 159 patients with unscheduled follow-up (FU) visits vs a random sample of 318 patients with scheduled FU visits...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156569/differences-in-self-care-behaviors-by-varying-levels-of-caregiving-intensity-performance-and-well-being-among-family-caregivers-of-patients-with-high-mortality-cancer
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Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Richard A Taylor, Gabrielle Betty Rocque, Andres Azuero, Aras Acemgil, Michelle Y Martin, Meka Astin, Deborah Ejem, Elizabeth Ann Kvale, Karen Heaton, Maria Pisu, Edward E Partridge, Marie Bakitas
: 239 Background: Family caregivers of high-mortality cancer patients perform vital tasks that deter from their own self-care. We aimed to determine differences in self-care behaviors by varying levels of caregiving intensity, well-being, and performance. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey conducted in community settings of 8 cancer centers in AL, FL, and TN. Two-hundred and ninety-four family caregivers of Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with pancreatic, lung, brain, ovarian, head & neck, hematologic, or stage IV cancer completed measures of self-care behaviors, including health responsibility, physical activity, nutrition, spiritual growth, interpersonal relations, stress management, and sleep; anxiety and depression; health-related quality of life (HRQoL); caregiver competence and preparedness; and decision-making self-efficacy...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156504/how-can-palliative-care-specialists-best-integrate-into-multidisciplinary-oncology-care-for-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Melissa F Miller, Joanne S Buzaglo, Arif Kamal
: 182 Background: Current evidence for palliative care/oncology integration derives from cancers with either very short prognoses or relatively limited treatment options (e.g. pancreas). Little is know about the role of palliative care in metastatic breast cancer, where prognosis may be measured in years and the treatment option portfolio is continuously expanding. METHODS: The Cancer Support Community Metastatic Breast Cancer Experience Registry is a voluntary, patient-reported, online registry of patient experiences with cancer...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156472/oncology-massage-impact-on-patient-with-cancer-and-caregiver-self-reported-symptoms-as-part-of-an-integrative-oncology-program-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Kathrin Milbury, Amy Spelman, Qi Wei, Pamela A Sumler, Curtiss M Beinhorn, Eduardo Bruera, Lorenzo Cohen
: 79 Background: Massage as a manual therapy has shown benefit for symptomatic relief in patients with cancer and their caregivers. We explored the impact of a single massage session on self-reported symptoms in an outpatient clinic at a comprehensive cancer center. METHODS: Patients and caregivers received oncology massage treatments (30 or 60-min duration) at our Integrative Medicine Center outpatient clinic from Sep 2012-Jan 2015. Participants completed a modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS; 0-10 scale, 10 most severe) pre- and post-massage...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156470/patient-reported-distress-in-adults-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes-mds
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Carlos deCastro, Mary Ruth Pupa, Greg P Samsa, Amy Pickar Abernethy, Thomas William LeBlanc
: 80 Background: MDS are hematopoietic malignancies that are incurable in most patients. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) defines distress as an unpleasant emotional experience associated with the psychosocial complications of cancer that may interfere with quality of life. Distress is not well described in MDS and may be useful to screen for palliative care needs. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of distress in ambulatory adult MDS patients visiting our clinics from July 2013 to September 2015...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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