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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913933/fatigue-reduction-diet-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Suzanna Maria Zick, Justin Colacino, Maria Cornellier, Tohfa Khabir, Katie Surnow, Zora Djuric
PURPOSE: Fatigue is a prevalent and burdensome effect of breast cancer. Fatigue has been linked to chronic inflammation, and diets high in antioxidant nutrients have been associated with lesser prevalence and severity of fatigue. Studies are needed, however, to test if antioxidant-rich diets could improve fatigue. METHODS: Pilot, randomized, trial conducted between January 2014 and April 2015, to investigate if a 3-month diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods, named the fatigue reduction diet (FRD), improved fatigue and sleep compared to an attention control, named the general health curriculum (GHC)...
December 2, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912947/exploratory-outcome-assessment-of-qigong-tai-chi-easy-on-breast-cancer-survivors
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Linda K Larkey, Denise J Roe, Lisa Smith, Denise Millstine
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer survivors (BCSs) experience symptoms affecting overall quality of life (QOL), often for a prolonged period post-treatment. Meditative Movement (MM), including Qigong and Tai Chi Easy (QG/TCE), has demonstrated benefit for improving QOL issues such as fatigue and sleep, but there is limited evidence of its impact on cognitive function, overall physical activity, and body weight for BCSs. DESIGN: This double-blind, randomized controlled pilot study with 87 female BCSs explored effects of QG/TCE on mental and physical QOL (Medical Outcomes Survey, Short Form), cognitive function (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Cognitive Function and two cognitive performance tests from the WAIS III), overall levels of physical activity (PA)(Brief Physical Activity Questionnaire) and body mass index (BMI)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911073/reducing-risky-alcohol-use-what-health-care-systems-can-do
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Amity E Quinn, Mary Brolin, Maureen T Stewart, Brooke Evans, Constance Horgan
Risky, non-dependent alcohol use is prevalent in the United States, affecting 25% of adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014b). Massachusetts has higher rates of alcohol use and binge drinking than most states (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2015). Serious physical, social, and economic consequences result. Excessive alcohol use contributes to cancer, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, birth defects, motor vehicle injuries, and suicide, and it complicates management of chronic illnesses (Green, McKnight-Eily, Tan, Mejia, & Denny, 2016; Laramee et al...
April 27, 2016: Issue Brief
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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REVIEW
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/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/27887581/design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-treatment-induced-menopausal-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Vera Atema, Marieke van Leeuwen, Hester S A Oldenburg, Valesca Retèl, Marc van Beurden, Myra S Hunter, Neil K Aaronson
BACKGROUND: Menopausal symptoms are common and may be particularly severe in younger women who undergo treatment-induced menopause. Medications to reduce menopausal symptoms are either contra-indicated or have bothersome side effects. Previous studies have demonstrated that face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in alleviating menopausal symptoms in women with breast cancer. However, compliance with face-to-face CBT programs can be problematic. A promising approach is to use the Internet to make this form of CBT more accessible and feasible for patients...
November 25, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886849/prevalence-and-burden-of-comorbidities-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Alexandru Corlateanu, Serghei Covantev, Alexander G Mathioudakis, Victor Botnaru, Nikolaos Siafakas
The classical definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a lung condition characterized by irreversible airway obstruction is outdated. The systemic involvement in patients with COPD, as well as the interactions between COPD and its comorbidities, justify the description of chronic systemic inflammatory syndrome. The pathogenesis of COPD is closely linked with aging, as well as with cardiovascular, endocrine, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal pathologies, decreasing the quality of life of patients with COPD and, furthermore, complicating the management of the disease...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882782/lidocaine-5-medicated-plaster-for-localized-neuropathic-pain-in-thoracic-surgical-patients
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Ulderico Freo, Carlo Ori, Francesco Ambrosio
Context Neuropathic pain is a common and distressing symptom in surgical thoracic patients. When it consistently presents with measurable sensory changes in a circumscribed area, neuropathic pain can be diagnosed as a localized neuropathic pain (LNP). Objective The purpose of this study was to report the efficacy of lidocaine 5% medicated plaster (Lido5%P) in the treatment of LNP in surgical thoracic patients. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the records of sixteen, cancer and noncancer, thoracic patients treated with Lido5%P for LNP...
November 24, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878370/validation-of-the-symbolic-assessment-of-fatigue-extent-safe-a-cancer-fatigue-tool-with-visual-response-formats
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Subathra Jeyaram, Surendran Veeraiah, Vidhubala Elangovan
CONTEXT: Fatigue is the most common under-recognized symptom in cancer. Administering fatigue tools in multi-lingual and multi-literate populations may affect the quality and accuracy of the data collected as they rely on language to elicit responses. AIM: The aim of the study is to develop and validate a tool to assess fatigue in cancer patients using response formats that are not language-dependent. METHODS: The content validity of the tool was established using the Delphi procedure and was field tested with 102 cancer patients...
November 22, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875389/comparative-effectiveness-of-electro-acupuncture-versus-gabapentin-for-sleep-disturbances-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-hot-flashes-a-randomized-trial
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Sheila N Garland, Sharon X Xie, Qing Li, Christina Seluzicki, Coby Basal, Jun J Mao
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbance is a major consequence of hot flashes among breast cancer survivors. This study evaluated the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) versus gabapentin (GP) for sleep disturbances among breast cancer survivors experiencing daily hot flashes. METHODS: We analyzed data from a randomized controlled trial involving 58 breast cancer survivors experiencing bothersome hot flashes at least two times per day. Participants were randomly assigned to receive 8 weeks of EA or daily GP (total dose of 900 mg/d)...
November 21, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873236/association-of-performance-status-and-pain-in-metastatic-bone-pain-management-in-the-spanish-clinical-setting
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Manuel Dómine Gómez, Nieves Díaz Fernández, Blanca Cantos Sánchez de Ibargüen, Luis Zugazabeitia Olabarría, Joaquina Martínez Lozano, Raúl Poza de Celis, Rafael Trujillo Vílchez, Ignacio Peláez Fernández, Jaume Capdevila Castillón, Susana Traseira Lugilde, Emilio Esteban González
INTRODUCTION: Bone metastasis is the most common cause of cancer-related pain, and metastatic bone pain (MBP) is not only severe but also progressive in many patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between pain management and performance status in patients with metastatic bone cancer in the Spanish clinical setting. METHODS: A 3-month follow-up prospective, epidemiologic, multicenter study was conducted in 579 patients to assess the evolution of their performance, the impact of pain control on sleep and functionality, and the degree of pain control according to analgesic treatment...
November 21, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872968/new-functions-and-potential-applications-of-amino-acids
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Hisayuki Uneyama, Hisamine Kobayashi, Naoto Tonouchi
Currently, several types of amino acids are being produced and used worldwide. Nevertheless, several new functions of amino acids have been recently discovered that could result in other applications. For example, oral stimulation by glutamate triggers the cephalic phase response to prepare for food digestion. Further, the stomach and intestines have specific glutamate-recognizing systems in their epithelial mucosa. Regarding clinical applications, addition of monosodium glutamate to the medicinal diet has been shown to markedly enhance gastric secretion in a vagus-dependent manner...
November 22, 2016: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859009/mental-distress-and-health-care-use-among-survivors-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-national-health-interview-survey
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Sapna Kaul, Jaqueline C Avila, Miriam Mutambudzi, Heidi Russell, Anne C Kirchhoff, Cindy L Schwartz
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to examine the prevalence and correlates of mental distress among survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer and a comparison group. METHODS: A total of 875 AYA cancer survivors who were diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 39 years and who were at least 5 years from their initial diagnosis were identified from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Surveys. A comparison group was created. The Kessler nonspecific mental/psychological distress scale was used to examine none/low, moderate, and severe distress...
November 17, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857841/relationship-between-sleep-characteristics-and-measures-of-body-size-and-composition-in-a-nationally-representative-sample
#14
Qian Xiao, Fangyi Gu, Neil Caporaso, Charles E Matthews
BACKGROUND: Short sleep has been linked to obesity. However, sleep is a multidimensional behavior that cannot be characterized solely by sleep duration. There is limited study that comprehensively examined different sleep characteristics in relation to obesity. METHODS: We examined various aspects of sleep in relation to adiposity in 2005-2006 NHANES participants who were 18 or older and free of cardiovascular disease, cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and depression (N = 3995)...
2016: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846789/impact-of-breakthrough-pain-on-community-dwelling-cancer-patients-results-from-the-national-breakthrough-pain-study
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Nathaniel P Katz, Kavita L Gajria, Alicia C Shillington, Judith J Stephenson, Qing Harshaw
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cancer-related breakthrough pain (BTcP) among community-dwelling patients with cancer. METHODS: Data from the National Breakthrough Pain Study, a cross-sectional observational survey describing breakthrough pain (BTP) in the community, were analyzed for a subset of patients with BTcP. Eligible patients were community-dwelling adults with commercial insurance and insurance claims consistent with cancer and chronic pain who consented to a structured telephone interview...
November 16, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842547/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
#16
Chi-Yang Chang, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee, Jung-Der Wang, Ching-Tai Lee, Chi-Ming Tai, Tao-Qian Tang, Jaw-Town Lin
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become a major health problem globally, affecting patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a precancerous lesion associated with GERD. BE patients might not only suffer from HRQOL losses by GERD but also face psychological distress due to the increased risk of developing cancer. However, the majority of patients in Asia have shorter BE segment which is different from the West. This study aimed to determine whether the HRQOL in BE patients were worse than in healthy referents in Taiwan...
November 14, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837524/dose-response-effects-of-aerobic-exercise-on-quality-of-life-in-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-breast-cancer-and-exercise-trial-in-alberta-beta
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Kerry S Courneya, Jessica McNeil, Rachel O'Reilly, Andria R Morielli, Christine M Friedenreich
BACKGROUND: Exercise generally improves quality of life (QoL) and psychosocial functioning in adult populations but few randomized trials have examined dose-response effects. PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to report the QoL and psychosocial outcomes from the Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta (BETA). METHODS: Healthy but inactive postmenopausal women at risk for breast cancer were randomized to a year-long aerobic exercise intervention consisting of either 150 min/week (moderate volume group, n = 200) or 300 min/week (high volume group, n = 200)...
November 11, 2016: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837445/predictors-of-fatigue-and-poor-sleep-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Amanda M Rach, Valerie McLaughlin Crabtree, Tara M Brinkman, Lonnie Zeltzer, Jordan Gilleland Marchak, Deokumar Srivastava, Brooklee Tynes, Jin-Shei Lai, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Kevin R Krull
PURPOSE: Survivors of pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) are at risk for a number of debilitating late effects. Excessive fatigue and poor sleep quality are primary complaints of HL survivors. Understanding the emotional and physical factors that influence fatigue and sleep quality may provide opportunities for intervention to improve health-related quality of life for HL survivors. METHODS: Data from 751 adult survivors of childhood HL who participated in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) from 2000-2002 were analyzed...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837323/post-treatment-cognitive-dysfunction-in-women-treated-with-thyroidectomy-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#19
Mi Sook Jung, Moira Visovatti
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to assess cognitive function in papillary thyroid cancer, one type of differentiated thyroid cancer, and to identify factors associated with cognitive dysfunction. METHODS: Korean women treated with papillary thyroid cancer post thyroidectomy (n = 90) and healthy women similar in age and educational level (n = 90) performed attention and working memory tests and completed self-report questionnaires on cognitive complaints, psychological distress, symptom distress, and cultural characteristics...
November 11, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832984/respiratory-symptoms-sleep-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-advanced-lung-cancer
#20
Vivian Weiqun Lou, Elaine Jieling Chen, Hong Jian, Zhan Zhou, Jingfen Zhu, Guohong Li, Yaping He
OBJECTIVES: The study was designed to examine the relationships between respiratory symptoms, sleep disturbance, and quality of life among patients with advanced lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 128 patients with advanced lung cancer (from chest oncology inpatient-units in Shanghai, China) participated in the study. They completed two questionnaires: the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy - Lung (FACT-L), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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