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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190931/cancer-mortality-trends-in-an-industrial-district-of-shanghai-china-from-1974-to-2014-and-projections-to-2029
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Mi Li, Shuo Wang, Xue Han, Wenbin Liu, Jiahui Song, Hongwei Zhang, Jia Zhao, Fan Yang, Xiaojie Tan, Xi Chen, Yan Liu, Hui Li, Yibo Ding, Xiaoyu Du, Jianhua Yin, Rong Zhang, Guangwen Cao
We aimed to characterize the trends and projections of cancer mortalities in Yangpu, an industry restructuring district of Shanghai, China. With high-quality data from the death registration system, the authors analyzed the trends in cancer mortalities during 1974-2014 and their relationship with pollution control and socioeconomic improvements. Cancer burden was projected into 2029. During 1974-2014, cancer death accounted for 28.80% of all-cause death. The 5 leading causes of cancer death were cancers of the lung & bronchus, stomach, liver, colon & rectum, and esophagus...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120826/cancer-in-guam-and-hawaii-a-comparison-of-two-u-s-island-populations
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Brenda Y Hernandez, Renata A Bordallo, Michael D Green, Robert L Haddock
BACKGROUND: Cancer disparities within and across populations provide insight into the influence of lifestyle, environment, and genetic factors on cancer risk. METHODS: Guam cancer incidence and mortality were compared to that of Hawaii using data from their respective population-based, central cancer registries. RESULTS: In 2009-2013, overall cancer incidence was substantially lower in Guam than in Hawaii for both sexes while overall cancer mortality was higher for Guam males...
October 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070034/diabetes-and-risk-of-cancer-incidence-results-from-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-northern-italy
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Paola Ballotari, Massimo Vicentini, Valeria Manicardi, Marco Gallo, Sofia Chiatamone Ranieri, Marina Greci, Paolo Giorgi Rossi
BACKGROUND: Aim of this study was to compare cancer incidence in populations with and without diabetes by cancer site. Furthermore, we aimed at comparing excess risk of cancer according to diabetes type, diabetes duration and treatment, the latter as regards Type 2 diabetes. METHODS: By use of the Reggio Emilia diabetes registry we classified the resident population aged 20-84 at December 31(st) 2009 into two groups: with and without diabetes. By linking with the cancer registry we calculated the 2010-2013 cancer incidence in both groups...
October 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038151/obesity-and-cancer-evidence-impact-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Graham A Colditz, Lindsay L Peterson
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence, particularly from prospective epidemiologic studies but with additional support from animal models and mechanistic studies, supported conclusions in 2016 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)(3) in their review of the preventive effects of weight control on cancer risk. CONTENT: The workgroup concluded that obesity is causally related to cancer at 13 anatomic sites (esophagus: adenocarcinoma; gastric cardia; colon and rectum; liver; gallbladder; pancreas; breast: postmenopausal; uterine endometrial; ovary; kidney: renal cell; meningioma; thyroid; and multiple myeloma)...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991003/site-specific-solid-cancer-mortality-following-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation-a-cohort-study-of-workers-inworks
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David B Richardson, Elisabeth Cardis, Robert D Daniels, Michael Gillies, Richard Haylock, Klervi Leuraud, Dominique Laurier, Monika Moissonnier, Mary K Schubauer-Berigan, Isabelle Thierry-Chef, Ausrele Kesminiene
BACKGROUND: There is considerable scientific interest in associations between protracted low-dose exposure to ionizing radiation and the occurrence of specific types of cancer. METHODS: Associations between ionizing radiation and site-specific solid cancer mortality were examined among 308,297 nuclear workers employed in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Workers were monitored for external radiation exposure and follow-up encompassed 8.2 million person-years...
October 4, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981482/vital-signs-trends-in-incidence-of-cancers-associated-with-overweight-and-obesity-united-states-2005-2014
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C Brooke Steele, Cheryll C Thomas, S Jane Henley, Greta M Massetti, Deborah A Galuska, Tanya Agurs-Collins, Mary Puckett, Lisa C Richardson
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of at least 13 different types of cancer. METHODS: Data from the United States Cancer Statistics for 2014 were used to assess incidence rates, and data from 2005 to 2014 were used to assess trends for cancers associated with overweight and obesity (adenocarcinoma of the esophagus; cancers of the breast [in postmenopausal women], colon and rectum, endometrium, gallbladder, gastric cardia, kidney, liver, ovary, pancreas, and thyroid; meningioma; and multiple myeloma) by sex, age, race/ethnicity, state, geographic region, and cancer site...
October 3, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822392/optimal-modified-frailty-index-cutoff-in-older-gastrointestinal-cancer-patients
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Mary Garland, Fang-Chi Hsu, Perry Shen, Clancy J Clark
The newly characterized modified frailty index (mFI) is a robust predictor of postoperative outcomes for surgical patients. The present study investigates the optimal cutoff for mFI specifically in older gastrointestinal (GI) cancer patients undergoing surgery. All patients more than 60 years old who underwent surgery for a GI malignancy (esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, pancreas, liver, and bile duct) were identified in the 2005 to 2012 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Participant Use Data File (NSQIP PUF)...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770444/benefits-of-marriage-on-relative-and-conditional-relative-cancer-survival-differ-between-males-and-females-in-the-usa
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Ray M Merrill, Erin Johnson
PURPOSE: The purpose of the paper is to assess the influence of marital status on conditional relative survival of cancer according to sex. METHODS: Analyses involved 779,978 males and 1,032,868 females diagnosed with 1 of 13 cancer types between 2000 and 2008, and followed through 2013. Data are from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Regression models were adjusted for age, sex, race, and tumor stage. RESULTS: Five-year relative survival conditional on years already survived is higher among married patients with less lethal cancers (oral cavity and pharynx, colon and rectum, breast, urinary bladder, kidney and renal pelvis, melanoma of the skin, thyroid, lymphoma)...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730678/prognosis-following-cancer-surgery-during-holiday-periods
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Jesper Lagergren, Fredrik Mattsson, Pernilla Lagergren
Surgery is the mainstay curative treatment in most cancer. We aimed to test the new hypothesis that cancer surgery performed during holiday periods is associated with worse long-term prognosis than for non-holiday periods. This nationwide Swedish population-based cohort study included 228,927 patients during 1997-2014 who underwent elective resectional surgery for a cancer where the annual number of resections was over 100. The 16 eligible cancer sites were grouped into 10 cancer groups. The exposure, holiday periods, was classified as wide (14-weeks) or narrow (7-weeks)...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671623/plant-lectins-as-medical-tools-against-digestive-system-cancers
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REVIEW
Laura Elena Estrada-Martínez, Ulisses Moreno-Celis, Ricardo Cervantes-Jiménez, Roberto Augusto Ferriz-Martínez, Alejandro Blanco-Labra, Teresa García-Gasca
Digestive system cancers-those of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon-rectum, liver, and pancreas-are highly related to genetics and lifestyle. Most are considered highly mortal due to the frequency of late diagnosis, usually in advanced stages, caused by the absence of symptoms or masked by other pathologies. Different tools are being investigated in the search of a more precise diagnosis and treatment. Plant lectins have been studied because of their ability to recognize and bind to carbohydrates, exerting a variety of biological activities on animal cells, including anticancer activities...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590274/survival-from-cancer-in-the-north-region-of-portugal-results-from-the-first-decade-of-the-millennium
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Luís Antunes, Lúcio L Santos, Maria José Bento
The aim of this study was to evaluate net survival from cancer diagnosed during the period 2001-2010 in the north region of Portugal to identify the tumours that need actions to improve the outcomes. Data were retrieved from the North Region Cancer Registry of Portugal database. The top 20 cancer sites in adults were considered: oesophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, pancreas, liver, larynx, lung, skin melanoma, breast, cervix, corpus uteri, ovary, prostate, kidney, bladder, brain and central nervous system, thyroid, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma...
September 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588795/cancer-survival-in-qidong-between-1972-and-2011-a-population-based-analysis
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Jian-Guo Chen, Jian Zhu, Yong-Hui Zhang, Yi-Xin Zhang, Deng-Fu Yao, Yong-Sheng Chen, Jian-Hua Lu, Lu-Lu Ding, Hai-Zhen Chen, Chao-Yong Zhu, Li-Ping Yang, Yuan-Rong Zhu, Fu-Lin Qiang
Population-based cancer survival is an improved index for evaluating the overall efficiency of cancer health services in a given region. The current study analysed the observed survival and relative survival of leading cancer sites from a population-based cancer registry between 1972 and 2011 in Qidong, China. A total of 92,780 incident cases with cancer were registered and followed-up for survival status. The main sites of the cancer types, based on the rank order of incidence, were the liver, stomach, lung, colon and rectum, oesophagus, breast, pancreas, leukaemia, brain and central nervous system (B and CNS), bladder, blood [non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL)] and cervix...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562682/an-elevated-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-level-in-hepatic-metastases-of-grade-1-and-2-gastrointestinal-neuroendocrine-tumors-is-unusual-and-of-prognostic-value
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Maeva Andriantsoa, Solene Hoibian, Aurelie Autret, Marine Gilabert, Anthony Sarran, Patricia Niccoli, Jean-Luc Raoul
BACKGROUND: In our clinical practice we have observed that despite a high hepatic metastatic tumor burden, serum alkaline phosphatase (AP) levels are frequently normal in cases of metastatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with grade 1 and 2 NETs with liver metastases but without bone metastases seen at our institution in 2013. In total, 49 patients were included (22 female), with a median age of 60 years (range: 28 to 84 years)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265721/association-between-type-2-diabetes-and-risk-of-cancer-mortality-a-pooled-analysis-of-over-771-000-individuals-in-the-asia-cohort-consortium
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Yu Chen, Fen Wu, Eiko Saito, Yingsong Lin, Minkyo Song, Hung N Luu, Prakash C Gupta, Norie Sawada, Akiko Tamakoshi, Xiao-Ou Shu, Woon-Puay Koh, Yong-Bing Xiang, Yasutake Tomata, Kemmyo Sugiyama, Sue K Park, Keitaro Matsuo, Chisato Nagata, Yumi Sugawara, You-Lin Qiao, San-Lin You, Renwei Wang, Myung-Hee Shin, Wen-Harn Pan, Mangesh S Pednekar, Shoichiro Tsugane, Hui Cai, Jian-Min Yuan, Yu-Tang Gao, Ichiro Tsuji, Seiki Kanemura, Hidemi Ito, Keiko Wada, Yoon-Ok Ahn, Keun-Young Yoo, Habibul Ahsan, Kee Seng Chia, Paolo Boffetta, Wei Zheng, Manami Inoue, Daehee Kang, John D Potter
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aims of the study were to evaluate the association between type 2 diabetes and the risk of death from any cancer and specific cancers in East and South Asians. METHODS: Pooled analyses were conducted of 19 prospective population-based cohorts included in the Asia Cohort Consortium, comprising data from 658,611 East Asians and 112,686 South Asians. HRs were used to compare individuals with diabetes at baseline with those without diabetes for the risk of death from any cancer and from site-specific cancers, including cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, colorectum, colon, rectum, liver, bile duct, pancreas, lung, breast, endometrium, cervix, ovary, prostate, bladder, kidney and thyroid, as well as lymphoma and leukaemia...
June 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231672/-analysis-on-cancer-deaths-and-cause-eliminated-life-expectancy-among-residents-of-tianjin-2015
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Z L Xu, H Zhang, D Z Wang, G D Song, C F Shen, S Zhang, Y Zhang, G H Jiang
Objective: To explore the causes of cancer deaths and cause-eliminated-life-expectancy among residents of Tianjin. Methods: Data from the death registry system of Tianjin residents in 2015 were collected and cancers were grouped according to the classification of Global Burden of Disease. Specific cancer crude death rate and cause eliminated life expectancy (CELE) were calculated. Results: In 2015, 17 641 Tianjin residents died of cancer, with the crude death rate as 171.79 per 100 thousand and the standardized rate according to the Chinese population in 2000 as 86...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222805/use-of-activity-tracking-in-major-visceral-surgery-the-enhanced-perioperative-mobilization-epm-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Steffen Wolk, Theresa Meißner, Sebastian Linke, Benjamin Müssle, Ann Wierick, Andreas Bogner, Dorothée Sturm, Nuh N Rahbari, Marius Distler, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs are aimed at minimizing postoperative stress and accelerating postoperative recovery by implementing multiple perioperative principles. "Early mobilization" is one such principle, but the quality of assessment and monitoring is poor, and evidence of improved outcome is lacking. Activity trackers allow precise monitoring and automatic feedback to the patients to enhance their motivation for early mobilization. The aim of the study is to monitor and increase the postoperative mobilization of patients by giving them continuous automatic feedback in the form of a step count using activity-tracking wristbands...
February 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195651/early-estimates-of-seer-cancer-incidence-2014
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Denise Riedel Lewis, Huann-Sheng Chen, Myles G Cockburn, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Antoinette M Stroup, Douglas N Midthune, Zhaohui Zou, Martin F Krapcho, Daniel G Miller, Eric J Feuer
BACKGROUND: Cancer incidence rates and trends for cases diagnosed through 2014 using data reported to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program in February 2016 and a validation of rates and trends for cases diagnosed through 2013 and submitted in February 2015 using the November 2015 submission are reported. New cancer sites include the pancreas, kidney and renal pelvis, corpus and uterus, and childhood cancer sites for ages birth to 19 years inclusive. METHODS: A new reporting delay model is presented for these estimates for more consistent results with the model used for the usual November SEER submissions, adjusting for the large case undercount in the February submission...
July 1, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152885/creating-an-online-resource-providing-hospital-cancer-surgery-volumes-in-california
#19
Laurence C Baker, Jennifer Malin, Joseph Parker, Merry Holliday-Hanson, Niya Fong, Stephanie Teleki, Lance Lang, Maryann O'Sullivan
172 Background: Little evidence is available to help patients and providers, payers and policymakers find the highest-quality hospitals for cancer surgery. We initiated a groundbreaking effort in California ( www.calqualitycare.org ) to publicly report hospital cancer surgery volume data online. METHODS: With financial support from the nonprofit California HealthCare Foundation, we assembled a multidisciplinary team to oversee the project and ensure sound methodology. We obtained existing hospital discharge summary data from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120274/advanced-gi-surgery-training-a-roadmap-for-the-future-the-white-paper-from-the-ssat-task-force-on-advanced-gi-surgery-training
#20
Matthew M Hutter, Kevin E Behrns, Nathaniel J Soper, Fabrizio Michelassi
There is the need for well-trained advanced GI surgeons. The super specialization seen in academic and large community centers may not be applicable for surgeons practicing in other settings. The pendulum that has been swinging toward narrow specialization is swinging the other way, as many trained subspecialists are having a harder time finding positions after fellowship, and if they do find a position, the majority of their practice can actually be advanced GI surgery and not exclusively their area of focused expertise...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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