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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904656/the-berlin-treatment-algorithm-recommendations-for-tailored-innovative-therapeutic-strategies-for-multiple-sclerosis-related-fatigue
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Christian Veauthier, Helge Hasselmann, Stefan M Gold, Friedemann Paul
More than 80% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients suffer from fatigue. Despite this, there are few therapeutic options and evidence-based pharmacological treatments are lacking. The associated societal burden is substantial (MS fatigue is a major reason for part-time employment or early retirement), and at least one out of four MS patients view fatigue as the most burdensome symptom of their disease. The mechanisms underlying MS-related fatigue are poorly understood, and objective criteria for distinguishing and evaluating levels of fatigue and tiredness have not yet been developed...
2016: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904651/sunitinib-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Thomas A Schmid, Martin E Gore
Sunitinib is an oral multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that targets various receptors, including vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs). Sunitinib received approval in 2006 and became a standard treatment option in the first-line treatment of metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC) after a phase III trial showed superiority compared with interferon alpha (IFN-α). Sunitinib has also shown activity in second-line treatment in several trials. Most of the combination trials with sunitinib with various agents have led to considerable toxicity without improving efficacy...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904453/outcome-of-severe-infections-in-afebrile-neutropenic-cancer-patients
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Ksenija Strojnik, Ksenija Mahkovic-Hergouth, Barbara Jezersek Novakovic, Bostjan Seruga
BACKGROUND: In some neutropenic cancer patients fever may be absent despite microbiologically and/or clinically confirmed infection. We hypothesized that afebrile neutropenic cancer patients with severe infections have worse outcome as compared to cancer patients with febrile neutropenia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all adult cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia and severe infection, who were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at our cancer center between 2000 and 2011...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901246/chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly-population
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Fábio Nasser Santos, Tiago Biachi de Castria, Marcelo Rocha Souza Cruz, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are over 70 years of age at diagnosis. Despite this fact, these patients are underrepresented in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). As a consequence, the most appropriate regimens for these patients are controversial, and the role of single-agent or combination therapy is unclear. In this setting, a critical systematic review of RCTs in this group of patients is warranted. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of different cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens for previously untreated elderly patients with advanced (stage IIIB and IV) NSCLC...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900743/-the-relationship-between-coping-behaviors-and-symptom-distress-in-elderly-patients-with-cancer-undergoing-initial-chemotherapy
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Shih-Ping Wu, Ya-Chuan Hsu
BACKGROUND: Elderly cancer patients undergoing initial chemotherapy often suffer discomfort from medication-related symptom distress. This discomfort may affect treatment responses and outcomes negatively. PURPOSE: This correlational, cross-sectional design study used a purposive sample of 100 patients who were both over 60 years of age and currently undergoing initial chemotherapy. The participants completed a structured questionnaire that was administered at a medical center in southern Taiwan...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900547/estimating-prevalence-of-functional-iron-deficiency-anaemia-in-advanced-cancer
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Karen Neoh, Simon Stanworth, Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Michael I Bennett
PURPOSE: Anaemia is a common complication of cancer causing symptoms including fatigue. It is also associated with shorter survival. Cancer causes systemic inflammation which interrupts iron metabolism leading to a functional iron deficiency (FID). There are few data on prevalence or aetiology of anaemia in those with advanced cancer. We aimed to establish the prevalence of anaemia and estimate extent of FID anaemia in patients with advanced cancer. METHODS: All patients with advanced cancer referred to two UK specialist palliative care services over 1 year were identified...
November 29, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899972/efficacy-and-safety-of-aflibercept-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-pretreated-with-bevacizumab-a-report-of-five-cases
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Julia Alcaide, Mayte Delgado, Marta Legerén, José Miguel Jurado, Isabel Blancas, Teresa Pereda, Jorge López, Margarita Garrido, María J Sánchez, José L García, Antonio Rueda
Aflibercept is a recombinant fusion protein that acts by inhibiting tumoural angiogenesis. Efficacy data obtained in the VELOUR randomised study has contributed to the approval of aflibercept as a second-line metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) treatment following an oxaliplatin-based regimen. The present study reports a case series of five patients with mCRC, who were treated in two centres since 2011 in the Compassionate Use Program for aflibercept. All patients had a KRAS mutation and previously received palliative fluoropyrimidine-oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy with bevacizumab...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898512/cancer-related-cognitive-impairment-and-patients-ability-to-work-a-current-perspective
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Saskia F A Duijts, Allard J van der Beek, Ingrid G Boelhouwer, Sanne B Schagen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: About half of all cancer survivors are 65 years of age or younger and potentially part of the labor force. Increasing numbers of these survivors are able to return to work (RTW) or even continue working during treatment. Many factors are known to inhibit occupational reintegration of cancer survivors, and further affect job performance after RTW. However, the impact of cancer-related cognitive impairment on work-related outcomes in cancer survivors is not well understood...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896952/muscle-strength-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-different-treatment-regimes
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Oliver Klassen, Martina E Schmidt, Cornelia M Ulrich, Andreas Schneeweiss, Karin Potthoff, Karen Steindorf, Joachim Wiskemann
BACKGROUND: Muscle dysfunction and sarcopenia have been associated with poor performance status, an increased mortality risk, and greater side effects in oncologic patients. However, little is known about how performance is affected by cancer therapy. We investigated muscle strength in breast cancer patients in different adjuvant treatment settings and also compared it with data from healthy individuals. METHODS: Breast cancer patients (N = 255) from two randomized controlled exercise trials, staged 0-III and aged 54...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894012/depression-in-cancer-the-many-biobehavioral-pathways-driving-tumor-progression
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REVIEW
Beatrice Bortolato, Thomas N Hyphantis, Sara Valpione, Giulia Perini, Michael Maes, Gerwyn Morris, Marta Kubera, Cristiano A Köhler, Brisa S Fernandes, Brendon Stubbs, Nicholas Pavlidis, André F Carvalho
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is common among cancer patients, with prevalence rates up to four-times higher than the general population. Depression confers worse outcomes, including non-adherence to treatment and increased mortality in the oncology setting. Advances in the understanding of neurobiological underpinnings of depression have revealed shared biobehavioral mechanisms may contribute to cancer progression. Moreover, psychosocial stressors in cancer promote: (1) inflammation and oxidative/nitrosative stress; (2) a decreased immunosurveillance; and (3) a dysfunctional activation of the autonomic nervous system and of the hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal axis...
November 16, 2016: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893938/effect-of-the-livestrong-at-the-ymca-exercise-program-on-physical-activity-fitness-quality-of-life-and-fatigue-in-cancer-survivors
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Melinda L Irwin, Brenda Cartmel, Maura Harrigan, Fangyong Li, Tara Sanft, Laura Shockro, Keelin O'Connor, Nancy Campbell, Sara M Tolaney, Erica L Mayer, Rachel Yung, Rachel A Freedman, Ann H Partridge, Jennifer A Ligibel
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) has been linked to a lower risk of developing and dying of cancer, yet many cancer survivors do not exercise. In the current study, the authors evaluated the impact of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program, available at Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCAs) across the United States, on PA, fitness, quality of life, fatigue, body composition, serum biomarkers, and program safety in cancer survivors. METHODS: Cancer survivors were recruited through the Yale Cancer Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and randomized to a 12-week, twice-weekly LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program at YMCAs in Connecticut or Massachusetts or to a control group...
November 28, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893212/effects-of-energy-conservation-strategies-on-cancer-related-fatigue-and-health-promotion-lifestyle-in-breast-cancersurvivors-a-randomized-control-trial
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Sadeghi Elham, Gozali Nahid, Moghaddam Tabrizi Fatemeh
Purpose: Cancer-related fatigue is frequently experienced by patients during and after therapy. The present study was conducted to assess the impact of energy conservation strategies and health promotion in breast cancer survivors. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was carried out to compare the intervention effect (n=69.0) with controls (n=66.0) based on routine oncology ward care. The intervention was five weekly sessions for groups of 6-8 breast cancer survivors. Data on fatigue and health promotion lifestyle were obtained before and after completion the intervention and then 8 weeks later for analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889827/the-effect-of-routine-training-on-the-self-efficacy-of-informal-caregivers-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Rachel D Havyer, Michelle van Ryn, Patrick M Wilson, Joan M Griffin
PURPOSE: Little is known about the degree to which caregiver training as part of routine clinical care influences caregiver self-efficacy. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between training during routine clinical cancer care and self-efficacy among caregivers of colorectal cancer patients. METHODS: Caregivers completed a self-administered questionnaire about their experiences with training for specific patient problems and about their task-specific and general caregiving self-efficacy...
November 26, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885457/-psma-targeted-radioligand-therapy-in-prostate-cancer
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M M Heck, M Retz, R Tauber, K Knorr, C Kratochwil, M Eiber
Radioligand therapy (RLT) directed against prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) enables tumor-specific treatment directed against PSMA-overexpressing prostate cancer cells. Several PSMA ligands such as PSMA-617 or PSMA-I&T have been developed that can be labeled with β‑radiating lutetium-177. These are currently applied in compassionate use programs to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). PSMA-directed RLT is currently being offered in several nuclear medicine departments throughout Germany...
November 24, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884722/the-impact-of-age-on-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-adjuvant-chemotherapy-a-comparative-analysis-from-the-prospective-multicenter-randomized-adebar-trial
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Elena Leinert, Susanne Singer, Wolfgang Janni, Nadia Harbeck, Tobias Weissenbacher, Brigitte Rack, Doris Augustin, Arthur Wischnik, Marion Kiechle, Johannes Ettl, Visnja Fink, Lukas Schwentner, Martin Eichler
BACKGROUND: Elderly breast cancer patients are affected by poorer quality of life (QoL) compared to younger patients. Because QoL has a relevant impact on guideline-adherent treatment, elderly breast cancer patients are often undertreated, especially with regard to adjuvant chemotherapy, and overall survival is decreased. Thus, understanding the impact of chemotherapy on QoL in elderly patients is crucial. This study compared QoL in patients aged < 65 years and 65 to 70 years receiving adjuvant chemotherapy as a secondary outcome in the prospective randomized multicenter ADEBAR trial...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884127/cancer-related-fatigue-in-post-treatment-cancer-survivors-application-of-the-common-sense-model-of-illness-representations
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Teresa Corbett, AnnMarie Groarke, Jane C Walsh, Brian E McGuire
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CrF) is a common and disruptive symptom that may be experienced during and after cancer. Research into the subjective experience of fatigue in this group is required. The common sense model of self-regulation of health and illness (SRM) addresses personal beliefs or mental representations-whether medically sound or unsubstantiated- that a person holds about a health issue. The current study assesses if the SRM could be used as a theoretical framework for organizing the experiences of people with CrF, with a view to identifying methods to address fatigue in cancer survivors...
November 25, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883365/educational-interventions-for-the-management-of-cancer-related-fatigue-in-adults
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REVIEW
Sally Bennett, Amanda Pigott, Elaine M Beller, Terry Haines, Pamela Meredith, Christie Delaney
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue is reported as the most common and distressing symptom experienced by patients with cancer. It can exacerbate the experience of other symptoms, negatively affect mood, interfere with the ability to carry out everyday activities, and negatively impact on quality of life. Educational interventions may help people to manage this fatigue or to cope with this symptom, and reduce its overall burden. Despite the importance of education for managing cancer-related fatigue there are currently no systematic reviews examining this approach...
November 24, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883168/exercise-interventions-for-preserving-physical-function-among-cancer-survivors-in-middle-to-late-life
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C W Daum, S K Cochrane, J D Fitzgerald, L Johnson, T W Buford
The purpose of this review was to evaluate randomized controlled trials aiming to preserve the functional status, i.e. physical capabilities, of middle-aged and older cancer survivors through a structured, physical exercise intervention. The study team performed a thorough search of the literature using six online databases. This literature search limited included studies to randomized controlled trials which implemented a structured physical activity intervention for middle- and older-aged adults diagnosed with cancer...
2016: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882275/a-case-of-an-enigmatic-pulmonary-infiltrate
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Amina Saqib, Michel Chalhoub, Jean Paul Atallah
The differential diagnosis of a pulmonary mass in an immunosuppressed host with a history of cancer is broad and includes malignant, infectious and inflammatory etiologies. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a rare cause of opportunistic infection in susceptible individuals that can present as either localized or disseminated disease. On radiologic studies, the pulmonary disease can manifest as heterogeneous linear or nodular densities, a mass-like lesion, or thin-walled cavitary lesions. We present the case of pulmonary MAC in a patient with a history of lung cancer requiring lobectomy, and splenic lymphoma being treated with chemotherapy, presenting with extreme fatigue and a fludeoxyglucose (FDG)-avid mass on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT)...
October 13, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882113/peripheral-neuropathy-outcomes-and-efficacy-of-subcutaneous-bortezomib-when-combined-with-thalidomide-and-dexamethasone-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma
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Hong Liu, Ruirong Xu, Hongming Huang
Due to the safety, convenience and efficacy of subcutaneous administration of bortezomib (scBor), it is becoming increasingly common to treat multiple myeloma (MM) using this treatment method. The current retrospective study suggested a lower incidence of peripheral neuropathy (PN) outcomes and superior efficacy following treatment with scBor combined with thalidomide and dexamethasone (VTD) in MM when compared with intravenous Bor (ivBor) treatment. The data of 81 patients from the Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University between September 2011 and February 2014 were analyzed, including 37 scBor and 44 ivBor patients administered a median (range) of 5...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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