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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933671/causal-inference-in-obesity-research
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REVIEW
P W Franks, N Atabaki-Pasdar
Obesity is a risk factor for a plethora of severe morbidities and premature death. Most supporting evidence comes from observational studies that are prone to chance, bias and confounding. Even data on the protective effects of weight loss from randomized controlled trials will be susceptible to confounding and bias if treatment assignment cannot be masked, which is usually the case with lifestyle and surgical interventions. Thus, whilst obesity is widely considered the major modifiable risk factor for many chronic diseases, its causes and consequences are often difficult to determine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933401/improvement-of-abnormal-vaginal-flora-in-ugandan-women-by-self-testing-and-short-use-of-intravaginal-antimicrobials
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G Donders, G Bellen, F Donders, J Pinget, I Vandevelde, T Michiels, J Byamughisa
The vaginal composition of African women is more often lactobacillus-deficient compared to that of women from other areas around the world. Lactobacillus-deficient microflora is a known risk factor for serious health problems, such as preterm birth, cervix cancer, and entrapment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of local vaginal antibiotic or antiseptic treatment on abnormal vaginal flora (AVF), aerobic vaginitis (AV), and bacterial vaginosis (BV) among women in rural, semi-urban, and urban areas in Uganda, as compared to placebo...
December 8, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932562/intraoperative-assessment-of-tumor-resection-margins-in-breast-conserving-surgery-using-18f-fdg-cerenkov-luminescence-imaging-a-first-in-human-feasibility-study
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Maarten Ruben Grootendorst, Massimiliano Cariati, Sarah Pinder, Ashutosh Kothari, Michael Douek, Tibor Kovacs, Hisham Hamed, Amit Pawa, Fiona Nimmo, Julie Owen, Vernie Ramalingam, Sweta Sethi, Sanjay Mistry, Kunal Vyas, David Tuch, Alan Britten, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Gary Cook, Chris Sibley-Allen, Sarah Allen, Arnie Purushotham
RATIONALE: In early-stage breast cancer, the primary treatment option for the majority of women is breast-conserving surgery (BCS). There is a clear need for more accurate techniques to assess resection margins intraoperatively, as on average 20% of patients require further surgery to achieve clear margins. Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) combines optical and molecular imaging by detecting light emitted by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG). Its high-resolution and small size imaging equipment makes CLI a promising technology for intraoperative margin assessment...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931841/new-molecular-therapies-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-cancer-in-second-line-of-treatment-is-a-real-defeat-results-from-a-literature-based-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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REVIEW
Giandomenico Roviello, Laura Zanotti, Maria Rosa Cappelletti, Angela Gobbi, Giulia Borsella, Chiara Pacifico, Andrea Giovanni Multari, Daniele Generali
Several new biological agents have been investigated as second line of treatment in advanced Hepatocellular Cancer (HCC). We performed a meta-analysis to assess the effect of targeted therapies in advanced HCC patients beyond the first line of treatment. A literature-based metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials was undertaken. The primary outcome was the overall survival. The secondary endpoints were the progression-free survival (PFS), the response rate (RR) and disease control rate (DCR) and the safety...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931831/lifestyle-interventions-to-improve-the-quality-of-life-of-men-with-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Julia Menichetti, Silvia Villa, Tiziana Magnani, Barbara Avuzzi, Davide Bosetti, Cristina Marenghi, Sara Morlino, Tiziana Rancati, Hein Van Poppel, Roberto Salvioni, Riccardo Valdagni, Lara Bellardita
Improving quality of life is a key issue for patients with prostate cancer (PCa). Lifestyle interventions could positively impact the quality of life of patients. However, there is no clear-cut understanding of the role of diet, exercise and risky behaviour reduction in improving the quality of life of men with PCa. The aim of this review was to systematically summarize randomized controlled trials on lifestyle in PCa patients with quality of life as main outcome. 17 trials were included. Most of them referred to exercise interventions (71%) and involved men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (47%)...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931247/the-radical-extent-of-lymphadenectomy-d2-dissection-versus-complete-mesocolic-excision-of-laparoscopic-right-colectomy-for-right-sided-colon-cancer-relarc-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jun-Yang Lu, Lai Xu, Hua-Dan Xue, Wei-Xun Zhou, Tao Xu, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Bin Wu, Guo-Le Lin, Yi Xiao
BACKGROUND: The extent of lymphadenectomy during laparoscopic right colectomy can affect the oncological outcome and the safety of surgery. The principle of complete mesocolic excision (CME) has been gradually accepted and increasingly applied by colorectal surgeons. The aim of this study is to investigate whether extended lymphadenectomy (CME) in laparoscopic colectomy could improve the oncological outcomes of patients with right-sided colon cancers, compared with D2 lymphadenectomy...
December 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930762/effect-of-standard-radiotherapy-with-cisplatin-vs-accelerated-radiotherapy-with-panitumumab-in-locoregionally-advanced-squamous-cell-head-and-neck-carcinoma-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Lillian L Siu, John N Waldron, Bingshu E Chen, Eric Winquist, Jim R Wright, Abdenour Nabid, John H Hay, Jolie Ringash, Geoffrey Liu, Ana Johnson, George Shenouda, Martin Chasen, Andrew Pearce, James B Butler, Stephen Breen, Eric Xueyu Chen, T J FitzGerald, T J Childs, Alexander Montenegro, Brian O'Sullivan, Wendy R Parulekar
Importance: The Canadian Cancer Trials Group study HN.6 is the largest randomized clinical trial to date comparing the concurrent administration of anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibodies with radiotherapy (RT) to standard chemoradiotherapy in locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (LA-SCCHN). Objective: To compare progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with LA-SCCHN treated with standard-fractionation RT plus high-dose cisplatin vs accelerated-fractionation RT plus the anti-EGFR antibody panitumumab...
December 8, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930630/obesity-and-breast-cancer-risk-outcomes-and-future-considerations
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Rachel L Yung, Jennifer A Ligibel
The proportion of adults who are obese has increased dramatically in the United States over the last 30 years. Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of developing a number of malignancies, including postmenopausal breast cancer. Evidence also suggests that obesity at the time of breast cancer diagnosis is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer-specific and overall mortality in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer. Obesity is linked to an increased risk of secondary malignancies in women with early breast cancer, and studies suggest that weight gain after diagnosis increases overall mortality...
October 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929333/expressive-writing-among-chinese-american-breast-cancer-survivors-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qian Lu, Celia Ching Yee Wong, Matthew W Gallagher, Reese Y W Tou, Lucy Young, Alice Loh
OBJECTIVE: Despite the significant size of the Asian American population, few studies have been conducted to improve cancer survivorship in this underserved group. Research has demonstrated that expressive writing interventions confer physical and psychological benefits for a variety of populations, including Non-Hispanic White cancer survivors. The study aims to evaluate the health benefits of an expressive writing intervention among Chinese-speaking breast cancer survivors in the U...
December 8, 2016: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928474/comparison-effect-of-intravenous-ketamine-with-pethidine-for-analgesia-and-sedation-during-bone-marrow-procedures-in-oncologic-children-a-randomized-double-blinded-crossover-trial
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Babak Abdolkarimi, Soheila Zareifar, Majid Golestani Eraghi, Fazl Saleh
Background: Children suffering from cancer always require pain relief and reduce anxiety when undergoing painful procedures. The aim of this study is to compare the effect of pethedine and ketamine administration in cancer-diagnosed children undergoing bone marrow aspiration and biopsy procedures. Subjects and Methods: A randomized, double-blinded, crossover trial was carried out on 57 children undergoing painful procedures (bone marrow aspiration/biopsy). Patients were randomly assigned in a double-blinded fashion to receive either intravenous pethedine (1 mg/kg/dose) or ketamine (1 mg/kg/dose), respectively...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928429/what-is-the-role-of-sipuleucel-t-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-advanced-prostate-cancer-an-update-on-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Rachel Hu, Daniel J George, Tian Zhang
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second most deadly. About one-third of patients with prostate cancer will develop metastatic disease. We discuss the six United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatments for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) with a strong focus on sipuleucel-T. Sipuleucel-T is the first immunotherapy shown to improve survival in asymptomatic or minimally-symptomatic mCRPC. Herein, we discuss the proposed mechanism of sipuleucel-T and its synthesis...
August 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927660/effect-of-prehabilitation-in-gastro-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma-study-protocol-of-a-multicentric-randomised-control-trial-the-prehab-study
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Bertrand Le Roy, Bruno Pereira, Corinne Bouteloup, Frédéric Costes, Ruddy Richard, Marie Selvy, Caroline Pétorin, Johan Gagnière, Emmanuel Futier, Karem Slim, Bernard Meunier, Jean-Yves Mabrut, Christophe Mariette, Denis Pezet
INTRODUCTION: Perioperative chemotherapy is the gold standard treatment of the resectable gastro-oesophageal adenocarcinoma. However, 70% of patients cannot receive the complete sequence because of a postoperative complication or a decrease in functional and nutritional reserves. Recently, a new concept appeared in digestive surgery: prehabilitation. This interventional process consists of patient preparation, between surgical consultation and surgery, and is based on 3 components: (1) physical management, (2) nutritional care and (3) psychological care...
December 7, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926565/oncologic-outcomes-following-laparoscopic-versus-open-resection-of-pt4-colon-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adina E Feinberg, Tyler R Chesney, Sergio A Acuna, Tarik Sammour, Fayez A Quereshy
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced colon cancer is considered a relative contraindication for laparoscopic resection, and clinical trials addressing the oncologic safety are lacking. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to synthesize the oncologic outcomes associated with laparoscopic versus conventional open surgery for locally advanced colon cancers. DATA SOURCES: We systematically searched Medline, Embase, Central, and ClinicalTrials.gov. STUDY SELECTION: Two reviewers independently screened the literature for controlled trials or observational studies comparing curative-intent laparoscopic and open surgery for colon cancer...
January 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926528/ketamine-rapidly-relieves-acute-suicidal-ideation-in-cancer-patients-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Wei Fan, HaiKou Yang, Yong Sun, Jun Zhang, Guangming Li, Ying Zheng, Yi Liu
This study was designed to examine the rapid antidepressant effects of single dose ketamine on suicidal ideation and overall depression level in patients with newly-diagnosed cancer. Forty-two patients were enrolled into the controlled trial and randomized into two groups: ketamine group and midazolam group. Patients from the two groups received a sub-anesthetic dose of racemic ketamine hydrochloride or midazolam. Suicidal ideation score, measured with the Beck Scale and suicidal part of the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale, significantly decreased on day 1 and day 3 in ketamine-treated patients when compared to those treated with midazolam...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926481/metformin-therapy-and-risk-of-colorectal-adenomas-and-colorectal-cancer-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Feifei Liu, Lijing Yan, Zhan Wang, Yuanan Lu, Yuanyuan Chu, Xiangyu Li, Yisi Liu, Dongsheng Rui, Shaofa Nie, Hao Xiang
Recent evidence indicates that metformin therapy may be associated with a decreased colorectal adenoma/colorectal cancer risk in type 2 diabetes patients. However, results are not consistent. We therefore performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between metformin therapy and risk of colorectal adenomas/colorectal cancer in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. We searched the literature published before Aug 31, 2016 in four databases: PubMed, Embase database, CNKI and VIP Library of Chinese Journal...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924644/risk-of-malignancies-using-anti-tnf-agents-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-psoriatic-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stefanos Bonovas, Silvia Minozzi, Theodore Lytras, Marien González-Lorenzo, Valentina Pecoraro, Silvia Colombo, Ilaria Polloni, Lorenzo Moja, Michela Cinquini, Valentina Marino, Delia Goletti, Andrea Matucci, Giuliano Tocci, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Raffaele Scarpa, Fabrizio Cantini
Malignancies have been reported in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents. Areas covered: We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the effect of anti-TNF agents on the occurrence of cancer (any type). Literature databases were searched up to May 2014 to identify relevant studies that evaluated adalimumab, certolizumab, etanercept, golimumab, or infliximab, compared with placebo or no treatment...
December 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924449/translation-and-adaptation-of-skin-cancer-genomic-risk-education-materials-for-implementation-in-primary-care
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Vivian M Rodríguez, Erika Robers, Kate Zielaskowski, C Javier González, Keith Hunley, Kimberly A Kaphingst, Dolores D Guest, Andrew Sussman, Kirsten A Meyer White, Matthew R Schwartz, Jennie Greb, Yvonne Talamantes, Jessica Bigney, Marianne Berwick, Jennifer L Hay
Genomic medicine has revolutionized disease risk identification and subsequent risk reduction interventions. Skin cancer risk genomic feedback is a promising vehicle to raise awareness and protective behaviors in the general population, including Hispanics who are largely unaware of their risks. Yet, personalized genomics currently has limited reach. This study is the initial phase of a randomized controlled trial investigating the personal utility and reach of genomic testing and feedback for melanoma. Semi-structured cognitive interviews (N = 28), stratified across education level, were conducted to assess the comprehension and acceptability of translated skin cancer genomic risk education materials with Spanish-speaking Hispanic primary care patients...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924202/randomized-trial-of-subfascial-infusion-of-ropivacaine-for-early-recovery-in-laparoscopic-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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Sang Hyun Lee, Woo-Seog Sim, Go Eun Kim, Hee Cheol Kim, Joo Hyun Jun, Jin Young Lee, Byung-Seop Shin, Heejin Yoo, Sin-Ho Jung, Joungyoun Kim, Seung Hyeon Lee, Deok Kyu Yo, Yu Ri Na
BACKGROUND: There is a need for investigating the analgesic method as part of early recovery after surgery tailored for laparoscopic colorectal cancer (LCRC) surgery. In this randomized trial, we aimed to investigate the analgesic efficacy of an inverse 'v' shaped bilateral, subfascial ropivacaine continuous infusion in LCRC surgery. METHODS: Forty two patients undergoing elective LCRC surgery were randomly allocated to one of two groups to receive either 0.5% ropivacaine continuous infusion at the subfascial plane (n = 20, R group) or fentanyl intravenous patient controlled analgesia (IV PCA) (n = 22, F group) for postoperative 72 hours...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922977/survival-impact-of-ovarian-preservation-on-women-with-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Haifeng Gu, Jundong Li, Yangkui Gu, Hua Tu, Yun Zhou, Jihong Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to investigate the survival impact of ovarian preservation in surgically treated patients with early-stage endometrial cancer using a meta-analysis. METHODS: Major online databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, as well as Grey Literature database, were searched to collect studies on the effects of ovarian preservation compared with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) for surgical treatment in endometrial cancer patients...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922922/a-sleep-hygiene-and-relaxation-intervention-for-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sue Zupanec, Heather Jones, Lyndsey McRae, Efrosini Papaconstantinou, Julie Weston, Robyn Stremler
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance and fatigue are common and distressing pediatric cancer-related outcomes. Sleep hygiene education and relaxation techniques are recommended to improve sleep in healthy children and adult cancer survivors. No studies have tested these interventions to improve sleep and fatigue for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the home setting. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to establish the feasibility and acceptability of a sleep hygiene and relaxation intervention to improve sleep and fatigue for children receiving maintenance chemotherapy for ALL...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
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