Read by QxMD icon Read

Head cancer exercise

R Lee, S T Yeo, S N Rogers, A L Caress, A Molassiotis, D Ryder, P Sanghera, C Lunt, B Scott, P Keeley, R T Edwards, N Slevin
Our aim was to compare the efficacy of the Therabite® jaw motion rehabilitation system (Atos Medical) with that of wooden spatulas to relieve and prevent trismus in patients who have had radiotherapy for stage three and four oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Secondary aims were to assess the feasibility and the impact of exercise on health-related quality of life (QoL), and the use of health services after treatment. We designed a randomised, open-label, controlled, three-centre feasibility study to compare the effectiveness and cost of the Therabite® and wooden spatulas...
March 8, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
C Jackson, A J Dowd, L C Capozzi, W Bridel, H Y Lau, S N Culos-Reed
This study examined the exercise barriers and preferences of head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors in relation to exercise experience. Participants (n = 22; 46.8% response rate) completed retrospective self-report questionnaires on demographic and medical information, exercise barriers and preferences. A subset of participants then completed semi-structured interviews (n = 18). Participants had previously engaged in the ENHANCE trial during, or immediately following, radiation treatment, an average of 22...
January 29, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
Megan Perez, Marie Donaldson, Namita Jain, June K Robinson
Importance: Sun safety attitudes developed in early childhood can reduce lifetime UV radiation exposure and the risk of skin cancer. Objective: To assess the current policies, practices, and attitudes among caregivers regarding sun protection in children aged 2 to 6 years. Design, Setting, and Participants: A survey of 202 administrators or managers and teachers of Illinois Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) and day care centers was conducted from July 3 through 21, 2017...
January 24, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Laurien M Buffart, Remco de Bree, Martine Altena, Sophie van der Werff, Constance H C Drossaert, Caroline M Speksnijder, Michiel W van den Brekel, Harriët Jager-Wittenaar, Neil K Aaronson, Martijn M Stuiver
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to identify demographic, clinical, lifestyle-related, and social-cognitive correlates of physical activity (PA) intention and behavior in head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors using the theory of planned behavior (TPB). METHODS: Data from two cross-sectional studies on correlates of PA in HNC survivors were pooled. Both studies used self-reports to assess PA and social-cognitive correlates. Potential correlates were collected via self-report or medical records...
November 18, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
S C Hayes, M L Steele, R R Spence, L Gordon, D Battistutta, J Bashford, C Pyke, C Saunders, E Eakin
In the original publication of the article, under the heading Discussion, 1st paragraph, the sentence that reads as, "Nonetheless, our observed improvements of over 50% for OS and over 30% for DFS (HRs: 0.45 and 0.66, respectively) are consistent with results from other available studies" should read as "Nonetheless, our observed improvements of over 50% for OS and DFS (HRs: 0.45 and 0.66, respectively) are consistent with results from other available studies." Under the heading Discussion, 3rd paragraph, the sentence that reads as "We cannot discount the possibility …such as education, income and access to care [1, 7]" should read as "We cannot discount the possibility…such as education, income and access to care, which ultimately have on survival outcomes [1, 7]...
November 10, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Katherine A Hutcheson, Martha P Barrow, Carla L Warneke, Yiqun Wang, George Eapen, Stephen Y Lai, Denise A Barringer, Emily K Plowman, Jan S Lewin
OBJECTIVE: Expiratory functions that clear aspiration from the airway are compromised in patients with neurogenic dysphagia for whom cough and expiratory force may be impaired by the primary disease process. The relationship between expiratory function, cough, and aspiration is less clear in head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors for whom the disease process does not directly impact the lower respiratory system. Our objective was to compare mechanisms of airway clearance (expiratory force and cough) with aspiration status in postradiated HNC survivors...
November 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
Tsui-Ling Su, An-Ni Chen, Chau-Peng Leong, Yu-Chi Huang, Chia-Wei Chiang, I-Hsuan Chen, Yan-Yuh Lee
OBJECTIVES: Physical therapy improves outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) but home-based program (HBP) has not yet been investigated thoroughly. This study compared a HBP with outpatient physical therapy (OPT). METHODS: This trial categorized patients with primary HNC into OPT and HBP groups. The patients in the HBP group received home-based therapy once a day for 5 days per week. By contrast, the OPT group received various physical therapies, including aerobic, anaerobic, and stretching therapies, twice per week, plus a thrice-weekly home-based therapy that similarly consisted of aerobic, anaerobic, and stretching exercises...
November 2017: Oral Oncology
Gabriela Constantinescu, Kristina Kuffel, Daniel Aalto, William Hodgetts, Jana Rieger
Mobile health (mHealth) technologies may offer an opportunity to address longstanding clinical challenges, such as access and adherence to swallowing therapy. Mobili-T® is an mHealth device that uses surface electromyography (sEMG) to provide biofeedback on submental muscles activity during exercise. An automated swallow-detection algorithm was developed for Mobili-T®. This study evaluated the performance of the swallow-detection algorithm. Ten healthy participants and 10 head and neck cancer (HNC) patients were fitted with the device...
November 2, 2017: Dysphagia
Adrian W Midgley, Derek Lowe, Andrew R Levy, Vishal Mepani, Simon N Rogers
The present study aimed to establish exercise preferences, barriers, and perceived benefits among head and neck cancer survivors, as well as their level of interest in participating in an exercise program. Patients treated for primary squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck between 2010 and 2014 were identified from the hospital database and sent a postal questionnaire pack to establish exercise preferences, barriers, perceived benefits, current physical activity levels, and quality of life. A postal reminder was sent to non-responders 4 weeks later...
October 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Jolanda I Kamstra, Marianne van Leeuwen, Jan L N Roodenburg, Pieter U Dijkstra
BACKGROUND: Effects of exercise therapy for trismus secondary to head and neck cancer have not been reviewed systematically since 2004. METHODS: Four databases were searched. The quality of observational studies and randomized controlled trials was assessed. RESULTS: Two hundred eleven articles were found, 20 studies were included. A large variation in research methodology, stretching techniques, duration of stretch, and repetition of exercises was found...
November 2017: Head & Neck
Brittany N Krekeler, Courtney K Broadfoot, Stephen Johnson, Nadine P Connor, Nicole Rogus-Pulia
Patient adherence to treatment recommendations is an important issue for healthcare providers, in a multitude of specialties, and is critical when assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of a particular treatment approach. Patients who have swallowing impairment often require complex and specific interventions requiring altered daily patterns of behavior. Patients with dysphagia who do not follow recommendations or prescribed exercises may not receive maximum benefit of an intervention. Poor adherence also makes it more difficult to evaluate efficacy of a treatment both clinically and in experimental settings...
September 30, 2017: Dysphagia
Heather M Starmer, Rina Abrams, Kimberly Webster, Jennifer Kizner, Beth Beadle, F Christopher Holsinger, Harry Quon, Jeremy Richmon
Dysphagia following treatment for head and neck cancer is one of the most significant morbidities impacting quality of life. Despite the value of prophylactic exercises to mitigate the impact of radiation on long-term swallowing function, adherence to treatment is limited. The purpose of this investigation was to explore the feasibility of a mobile health application to support patient adherence to swallowing therapy during radiation-based treatment. 36 patients undergoing radiation therapy were provided with the Vibrent™ mobile application as an adjunct to standard swallowing therapy...
September 30, 2017: Dysphagia
Katherine A Hutcheson, Martha P Barrow, Emily K Plowman, Stephen Y Lai, Clifton David Fuller, Denise A Barringer, George Eapen, Yiqun Wang, Rachel Hubbard, Sarah K Jimenez, Leila G Little, Jan S Lewin
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) is a simple, inexpensive, device-driven exercise therapy. Therapeutic potential of EMST was examined among head and neck cancer survivors with chronic radiation-associated aspiration. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Maximum expiratory pressures (MEPs) were examined among n = 64 radiation-associated aspirators (per penetration-aspiration scale score ≥ 6 on modified barium swallow)...
August 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
Sophie A C Kraaijenga, Lisette van der Molen, Martijn M Stuiver, Robert P Takes, Abrahim Al-Mamgani, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Frans J M Hilgers
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of rehabilitative exercises for chronic dysphagia treatment in head and neck cancer survivors has not been studied extensively and is ambiguous. METHODS: A prospective clinical phase II study using an intensive strength training program was carried out in 17 head and neck cancer survivors with chronic dysphagia. Both swallow and nonswallow exercises were performed for 6-8 weeks with a newly developed tool allowing for progressive muscle overload, including chin tuck, jaw opening, and effortful swallow exercises...
October 2017: Head & Neck
Jon Arne Sandmael, Asta Bye, Tora Skeidsvoll Solheim, Guro Birgitte Stene, Lene Thorsen, Stein Kaasa, Jo-Åsmund Lund, Line Merethe Oldervoll
BACKGROUND: Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) experience involuntary weight loss that has a negative impact on physical function, morbidity, and survival. The objective of the current study was to evaluate the feasibility of an exercise and nutrition intervention during radiotherapy (RT) compared with after RT, and to examine preliminary effects on skeletal muscle mass. METHODS: Patients with HNC were randomized to an exercise and nutrition intervention during RT (EN-DUR) or after RT (EN-AF)...
November 15, 2017: Cancer
Gabriela Constantinescu, Irene Loewen, Ben King, Chris Brodt, William Hodgetts, Jana Rieger
BACKGROUND: Adherence to swallowing rehabilitation exercises is important to develop and maintain functional improvement, yet more than half of head and neck cancer (HNC) patients report having difficulty adhering to prescribed regimens. Health apps with game elements have been used in other health domains to motivate and engage patients. Understanding the factors that impact adherence may allow for more effective gamified solutions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to (1) identify self-reported factors that influence adherence to conventional home therapy without a mobile device in HNC patients and (2) identify appealing biofeedback designs that could be used in a health app...
March 24, 2017: JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies
Camilla K Lonkvist, Simon Lønbro, Anders Vinther, Bo Zerahn, Eva Rosenbom, Hanne Primdahl, Pernille Hojman, Julie Gehl
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer patients undergoing concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) frequently experience loss of muscle mass and reduced functional performance. Positive effects of exercise training are reported for many cancer types but biological mechanisms need further elucidation. This randomized study investigates whether progressive resistance training (PRT) may attenuate loss of muscle mass and functional performance. Furthermore, biochemical markers and muscle biopsies will be investigated trying to link biological mechanisms to training effects...
June 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
Melissa Christiaens, Sandra Collette, Jens Overgaard, Vincent Gregoire, Joanna Kazmierska, Pierre Castadot, Jordi Giralt, Warren Grant, Milan Tomsej, Raquel Bar-Deroma, Angelo F Monti, Coen Wilhelm Hurkmans, Damien Charles Weber
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The phase III EORTC 1219-DAHANCA 29 intergroup trial evaluates the influence of nimorazole in patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer when treated with accelerated radiotherapy (RT) in combination with chemotherapy. This article describes the results of the RT Benchmark Case (BC) performed before patient inclusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The participating centers were asked to perform a 2-step BC, consisting of (1) a delineation and (2) a planning exercise according to the protocol guidelines...
June 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Barbara Pisano Messing, Elizabeth C Ward, Cathy L Lazarus, Melissa Kim, Xian Zhou, Jessica Silinonte, Dorothy Gold, Karen Harrer, Karen Ulmer, Samantha Merritt, Geoffrey Neuner, Marshall Levine, Ray Blanco, John Saunders, Joseph Califano
Evidence supporting prophylactic swallow exercises for patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) has not been universally demonstrated. This RCT examined diet level, feeding tube use, swallow function, and quality of life (QOL) of patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy who performed prophylactic swallowing exercises. Sixty HNC patients were randomized into exercise versus control groups. Swallowing, oromotor, toxicity, and QOL data were recorded (baseline, 3, 6, 12, 24 months). Physiological swallow function was examined at baseline and 3 months...
August 2017: Dysphagia
Roganie Govender, Caroline E Wood, Stuart A Taylor, Christina H Smith, Helen Barratt, Benjamin Gardner
Poor patient adherence to swallowing exercises is commonly reported in the dysphagia literature on patients treated for head and neck cancer. Establishing the effectiveness of exercise interventions for this population may be undermined by patient non-adherence. The purpose of this study was to explore the barriers and facilitators to exercise adherence from a patient perspective, and to determine the best strategies to reduce the barriers and enhance the facilitators. In-depth interviews were conducted on thirteen patients...
August 2017: Dysphagia
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"