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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732026/investigation-of-opioid-use-and-long-term-oncologic-outcomes-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-treated-with-surgery
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Tak Kyu Oh, Jae Hyun Jeon, Jong Mog Lee, Moon Soo Kim, Jee Hee Kim, Hyeyeon Cho, Seong-Eun Kim, Woosik Eom
Opioids are commonly used for postoperative pain control in cancer patients. In addition to pain control, an association between opioid use and long-term oncologic outcomes, such as recurrence or overall survival, has been postulated. The aim of this study was to determine whether postoperative opioid use in patients with non-small cell lung cancer is associated with long-term oncologic outcomes, including recurrence and death. Data obtained from 1009 medical records of patients who underwent curative resection at the National Cancer Center, Korea between January 2006 and December 2010 were retrospectively analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731948/managing-cancer-pain-in-older-adults
#2
Emily J Guerard, James F Cleary
Managing cancer pain in older adults can be complex and challenging. Understanding the unique needs of older patients with cancer is important to safe and effective pain management. The goals of this review are to discuss the assessment of older adults with cancer-related pain, treatment of cancer pain, and adverse effects or potential risks from treatment that are unique to older patients. A detailed pain assessment and when possible utilizing the geriatric assessment are vital to developing a cancer pain management plan...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729011/iranian-brief-pain-inventory-validation-and-application-in-elderly-people-with-cancer-pain
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Mahtab Alizadeh-Khoei, Farshad Sharifi, Mohamad Esmaeil Akbari, Reza Fadayevatan, Marjan Haghi
CONTEXT: Cancer is a major health problem in the elderly, and pain is one of the most common symptoms among older patients with cancer. Sufficient pain treatments depend on the accuracy of the pain assessment tool. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the Iranian version of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI-IR) among elderly individuals with cancer. METHODS: This validation study was conducted with 368 people aged 60+ years old who were undergoing oncology treatments...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721885/nrg-oncology-radiation-therapy-oncology-group-study-1014-1-year-toxicity-report-from-a-phase-2-study-of-repeat-breast-preserving-surgery-and-3-dimensional-conformal-partial-breast-reirradiation-for-in-breast-recurrence
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Douglas W Arthur, Kathryn A Winter, Henry M Kuerer, Bruce G Haffty, Laurie W Cuttino, Dorin A Todor, Nicole L Simone, Shelly B Hayes, Wendy A Woodward, Beryl McCormick, Randi J Cohen, Walter M Sahijdak, Daniel J Canaday, Doris R Brown, Adam D Currey, Christine M Fisher, Reshma Jagsi, Julia White
PURPOSE: To determine the associated toxicity, tolerance, and safety of partial-breast reirradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Eligibility criteria included in-breast recurrence occurring >1 year after whole-breast irradiation, <3 cm, unifocal, and resected with negative margins. Partial-breast reirradiation was targeted to the surgical cavity plus 1.5 cm; a prescription dose of 45 Gy in 1.5 Gy twice daily for 30 treatments was used. The primary objective was to evaluate the rate of grade ≥3 treatment-related skin, fibrosis, and/or breast pain adverse events (AEs), occurring ≤1 year from re-treatment completion...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718323/modern-approaches-to-the-management-of-metastatic-epidural-spinal-cord-compression
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Zain A Husain, Arjun Sahgal, Eric L Chang, Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, Charlotte D Kubicky, Kristin J Redmond, Charles Fisher, Ilya Laufer, Simon S Lo
Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) is an oncologic emergency requiring prompt treatment to maximize neurologic function, ambulatory function and local control. Traditionally, options for MESCC included external beam radiation therapy with or without surgery. Surgery has usually been reserved for the patient with optimal performance status, single level MESCC or mechanical instability. Advances in external beam radiation therapy such as the development of stereotactic body radiation therapy have allowed for the delivery of high-dose radiation, allowing for both long-term pain and local control...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717765/assessment-of-adequacy-of-pain-management-and-analgesic-use-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-using-the-brief-pain-inventory-and-pain-management-index-calculation
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Harminder Singh, Raja Paramjeet Singh Banipal, Baltej Singh
PURPOSE: The objective of this cross-sectional, noninterventional, 6-month observational study was to assess the adequacy of pain management in patients with cancer admitted to the Oncology Department of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College in Faridkot, India. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 348 patients with cancer were recruited for evaluation of the prevalence of inadequate cancer pain management using the Brief Pain Inventory Pain Management Index. RESULTS: The current study included 127 males (36...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717759/quality-oncology-practice-initiative-can-guide-and-improve-oncology-providers-training-in-brazil
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Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Errol J Philip, Paulo Gustavo Bergerot, Simone Elias, Daiane Pereira Guimarães, Nora Manoukian Forones, Otavio Cesar Carvalho Guimarães Baiocchi, Nildo Alves Batista, Edvane Birelo Lopes De Domenico
PURPOSE: It has become crucial to translate scientific findings and to find ways by which to mobilize local resources to improve the quality and accessibility of cancer care in developing countries. This study seeks to provide insight into challenge through examining differences in clinician documentation of patients with cancer treated at a Brazilian Public University Hospital. METHODS: ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) measures were used to examine the care provided in the departments of breast, colorectal, lymphoma, gynecology, and lung cancers...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717742/simplified-graded-baseline-symptom-assessment-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-undergoing-first-line-chemotherapy-correlations-and-prognostic-role-in-a-resource-constrained-setting
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Potsangbam Sarat Singh, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Rakesh Kapoor, Navneet Singh
PURPOSE: There are limited data from developing countries on graded baseline symptom (BS) assessment in lung cancer. This prospective study aimed to assess the prognostic role of BS and correlation of BS with comorbidity, demographic, and investigation profiles in a cohort of 238 patients with lung cancer undergoing first-line chemotherapy over a 15-month period. METHODS: The Medical Research Council (MRC) scale was used to assess dyspnea, whereas the visual analog scale (VAS; score of 1 to 10) was used to assess anorexia, fatigue, chest pain, and cough...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717717/management-and-care-of-women-with-invasive-cervical-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-resource-stratified-clinical-practice-guideline
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Linus T Chuang, Sarah Temin, Rolando Camacho, Alfonso Dueñas-Gonzalez, Sarah Feldman, Murat Gultekin, Vandana Gupta, Susan Horton, Graciela Jacob, Elizabeth A Kidd, Kennedy Lishimpi, Carolyn Nakisige, Joo-Hyun Nam, Hextan Yuen Sheung Ngan, William Small, Gillian Thomas, Jonathan S Berek
PURPOSE: To provide evidence-based, resource-stratified global recommendations to clinicians and policymakers on the management and palliative care of women diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. METHODS: ASCO convened a multidisciplinary, multinational panel of cancer control, medical and radiation oncology, health economic, obstetric and gynecologic, and palliative care experts to produce recommendations reflecting resource-tiered settings. A systematic review of literature from 1966 to 2015 failed to yield sufficiently strong quality evidence to support basic- and limited-resource setting recommendations; a formal consensus-based process was used to develop recommendations...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716620/distinct-physical-function-profiles-in-older-adults-receiving-cancer-chemotherapy
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Christine Miaskowski, Melisa L Wong, Bruce A Cooper, Judy Mastick, Steven M Paul, Katherine Possin, Michael Steinman, Janine Cataldo, Laura B Dunn, Christine Ritchie
CONTEXT: While physical function is an important patient outcome, little is known about changes in physical function in older adults receiving chemotherapy (CTX). OBJECTIVES: Identify subgroups of older patients based on changes in their level of physical function; determine which demographic and clinical characteristics were associated with subgroup membership; and determine if these subgroups differed on quality of life (QOL) outcomes. METHODS: Latent profile analysis (LPA) was used to identify groups of older oncology patients (n=363) with distinct physical function profiles...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712986/the-effectiveness-of-distraction-as-procedural-pain-management-technique-in-paediatric-oncology-patients-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ibitoye M Bukola, Dawson Paula
CONTEXT: Diagnostic tests and treatment regimens for paediatric cancers involve invasive and painful procedures. Effective management of such pain has been shown to be sub-optimal in many parts of the world, often due to the cost and limited availability of appropriate medications. Current evidence suggests that distraction (a relatively low-cost technique) is a promising intervention for procedural pain management. There is, however, limited evidence demonstrating its effectiveness in paediatric oncology patients...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712314/angiogenesis-inhibitors-and-symptomatic-anal-ulcers-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Francesca Bergamo, Sara Lonardi, Beatrice Salmaso, Carmelo Lacognata, Francesca Battaglin, Francesco Cavallin, Luca Saadeh, Sabina Murgioni, Antonino Caruso, Camillo Aliberti, Vittorina Zagonel, Carlo Castoro, Marco Scarpa
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis inhibitors are a standard first-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. Anal canal pain is a common adverse event, but its cause has never been described. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between the use of angiogenesis inhibitors and symptomatic anal ulcer development. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all 601 consecutive metastatic colorectal cancer patients undergoing first line treatment from January 2010 to June 2016 at the Veneto Institute of Oncology...
July 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711749/validation-of-the-korean-version-of-the-breakthrough-pain-assessment-tool-in-cancer-patients
#13
Jinyoung Shin, Sung Jung Cho, Jungkwon Lee, Youn Seon Choi
CONTEXT: Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) has not been properly evaluated and treated because there are relatively few available measurements. The breakthrough pain assessment tool (BAT) is currently recognized as a brief, multidimensional, and reliable measurement. OBJECTIVES: To validate the Korean version of the BAT (BAT-K) in adult cancer patients METHODS: We conducted a forward-backward translation and cross-cultural equivalence test. The psychometric properties with 120 cancer patients were assessed using factor analysis, reliability, and validity...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700816/comparative-nocebo-effects-in-older-patients-enrolled-in-cancer-therapeutic-trials-observations-from-a-446-patient-cohort
#14
Jared C Foster, Jennifer G Le-Rademacher, Josephine L Feliciano, Ajeet Gajra, Drew K Seisler, Ronald DeMatteo, Jacqueline M Lafky, Arti Hurria, Hyman B Muss, Harvey J Cohen, Aminah Jatoi
BACKGROUND: A nocebo is an inert substance associated with adverse events. Although previous studies have examined the positive (placebo) effects of such inert substances, few have examined negative (nocebo) adverse event profiles, particularly in older patients who have higher morbidity and can experience frequent and severe adverse events from cancer therapy. METHODS: This study focused on placebo/nocebo-exposed patients who participated in 2 double-blind, placebo-controlled, cancer therapeutic studies, namely, North Central Cancer Therapy Group trial NCCTG 97-24-51 and American College of Surgeons Oncology Group trial Z9001, with the goal of reporting the comparative, age-based adverse event rates, as reported during the conduct of these trials...
July 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699105/tapentadol-in-neuropathic-pain-cancer-patients-a-prospective-open-label-study
#15
Edvina Galiè, Veronica Villani, Irene Terrenato, Andrea Pace
Many chemotherapy treatments induce peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). These patients often experience neuropathic pain (NP) that reduces the quality of life. The aim of this prospective, open label study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of tapentadol (TP) in patients affected by CIPN. CIPN were consecutively enrolled in a prospective open label study at the Neuro-Oncology Unit of the Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Rome. During the titration phase, each patient initially received doses of TP 50 mg twice a day...
July 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696784/the-role-of-tramadol-in-pain-management-in-latin-america-a-report-by-the-change-pain-latin-america-advisory-panel
#16
Joäo Batista Santos Garcia, Osvandré Lech, Durval Campos Kraychete, María Antonieta Rico, John Jairo Hernández-Castro, Frantz Colimon, Carlos Guerrero, Manuel Sempértegui Gallegos, Argelia Lara-Solares, José Alberto Flores Cantisani, César Amescua-Garcia, María Del Rocío Guillén Núñez, María Del Rosario Berenguel Cook, Aziza Jreige Iskandar, Patricia Bonilla Sierra
OBJECTIVE: Change Pain Latin America (CPLA) was created to enhance chronic pain understanding and develop pain management improving strategies in this region. During its 7(th) meeting (August 2016), the main objective was to discuss tramadol's role in treating pain in Latin America. Furthermore, potential pain management consequences were considered, if tramadol was to become more stringently controlled. METHODS: Key topics discussed were: main indications for prescribing tramadol, its pharmacological characteristics, safety and tolerability, effects of restrictions on its availability and use, and consequent impact on the pain care quality...
July 11, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696044/practice-patterns-of-palliative-radiation-therapy-in-pediatric-oncology-patients-in-an-international-pediatric-research-consortium
#17
Avani Dholakia Rao, Qinyu Chen, Ralph P Ermoian, Sara R Alcorn, Maria Luisa S Figueiredo, Michael J Chen, Karin Dieckmann, Shannon M MacDonald, Matthew M Ladra, Daria Kobyzeva, Alexey V Nechesnyuk, Kristina Nilsson, Eric C Ford, Brian A Winey, Rosangela C Villar, Stephanie A Terezakis
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The practice of palliative radiation therapy (RT) is based on extrapolation from adult literature. We evaluated patterns of pediatric palliative RT to describe regimens used to identify opportunity for future pediatric-specific clinical trials. DESIGN/METHODS: Six international institutions with pediatric expertise completed a 122-item survey evaluating patterns of palliative RT for patients ≤21 years old from 2010 to 2015. Two institutions use proton RT...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695173/identification-of-symptom-clusters-in-cancer-patients-at-palliative-care-clinic
#18
Gülçin Şenel Özalp, Neşe Uysal, Gonca Oğuz, Nesteren Koçak, Şerife Karaca, Nihan Kadıoğulları
OBJECTIVE: Cancer patients often experience a large number of symptoms together. The aim of this study is to determine the symptom clusters in cancer patients at palliative care clinic. METHODS: Hundred and seventy consecutive patients were enrolled in the study. Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale was used for symptom assessment of the patients. RESULTS: The most experienced symptoms by the patients during the past week before hospitalization in palliative care clinic were lack of energy (95...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694715/cancer-pain-management-and-pain-interference-with-daily-functioning-among-cancer-patients-in-gondar-university-hospital
#19
Henok Getachew Tegegn, Eyob Alemayehu Gebreyohannes
Cancer is an increasing public health burden for Ethiopia. Pain is among the most common symptoms in patients with cancer. Hence, we aimed to assess cancer pain prevalence, cancer pain interference, and adequacy of cancer pain treatment in the oncology ward of an Ethiopian teaching hospital. Of 83 patients, total of 76 (91.6%) cancer patients experienced pain with varying degree of severity, and 7 (8.4%) patients experienced severe pain. Of the 76 cancer patients with pain, 68 (89.2%) experienced pain interference with their daily activities...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692433/a-nursing-pain-assessment-and-record-information-system-design-and-application-in-the-oncology-department
#20
Pan-Feng Wang, Li-Qiong Shen, Hong-Jun Zhang, Bao-Hua Li, Hong Ji
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional feeling accompanying existing, impending, or potential tissue damage. Valid pain assessment and standardized pain documentation are important in oncology pain management; however, they are still deficient. Thus, we developed a pain assessment and record information system for nurses in the oncology department and implemented a questionnaire survey to evaluate users' acceptance of the system. The pain assessment system focused on usability and efficiency to provide a modified workflow that was safe, less time-consuming, patient centered, enjoyable, and efficient...
July 7, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
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