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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632238/attitudes-among-nurses-toward-the-integration-of-complementary-medicine-into-supportive-cancer-care
#1
Eran Ben-Arye, Bella Shulman, Yael Eilon, Rachel Woitiz, Victoria Cherniak, Ilanit Shalom Sharabi, Osnat Sher, Hiba Reches, Yfat Katz, Michal Arad, Elad Schiff, Noah Samuels, Ofer Caspi, Shahar Lev-Ari, Moshe Frenkel, Abed Agbarya, Hana Admi
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore the attitudes of nurses treating patients with cancer regarding the use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) therapies to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life (QOL). 
. DESIGN: Prospective and descriptive.
 
. SETTING: 12 hospital and community care settings in Israel. 
. SAMPLE: 973 nurses working in oncology and non-oncology departments.
. METHODS: A 26-item questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of nurses treating patients with cancer...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622691/prospective-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-folfiri-versus-folfox7-in-advanced-gastric-adenocarcinoma-a-chinese-western-cooperative-gastrointestinal-oncology-group-study
#2
Qiu Li, Feng Wen, Chengya Zhou, Meng Qiu, Jiyan Liu, Jing Chen, Cheng Yi, Zhiping Li, Deyun Luo, Feng Xu, Xiaohong Cai, Feng Bi
Until now, no standard chemotherapy has been widely accepted for advanced gastric cancer (GC). The current research aimed to compare folinic acid, fluorouracil with irinotecan (mFOLFIRI) or with oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX7) as first-line treatments in patients with locally advanced GC in an open, randomized, phase II study. Previously untreated metastatic or recurrent GC patients with measurable disease received mFOLFIRI (arm A) or mFOLFOX7 (arm B) every 2 weeks. The defined second-line treatment was mFOLFOX7 for arm A and mFOLFIRI for arm B...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620007/von-hippel-lindau-and-hereditary-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma-syndromes-clinical-features-genetics-and-surveillance-recommendations-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Surya P Rednam, Ayelet Erez, Harriet Druker, Katherine A Janeway, Junne Kamihara, Wendy K Kohlmann, Katherine L Nathanson, Lisa J States, Gail E Tomlinson, Anita Villani, Stephan D Voss, Joshua D Schiffman, Jonathan D Wasserman
Von Hippel-Lindau disease (vHL) is a hereditary tumor predisposition syndrome that places affected individuals at risk for multiple tumors, which are predominantly benign and generally occur in the central nervous system or abdomen. Although the majority of tumors occur in adults, children and adolescents with the condition develop a significant proportion of vHL manifestations and are vulnerable to delayed tumor detection and their sequelae. Although multiple tumor screening paradigms are currently being utilized for patients with vHL, surveillance should be reassessed as the available relevant clinical information continues to expand...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616610/current-approaches-to-gastric-cancer-in-peru-and-mexico
#4
REVIEW
Erlan Santos
In Peru, the incidence of gastric cancer is reported to be around 15.8 per 100,000 inhabitants and it is the second most common oncological disease in men and the third one in women. Additionally, a high mortality index was reported, especially among poor people. To address this issue, in 2008, Peru initiated several insurance treatment plans of oncological diseases with promising results. In Mexico, there is a high predominance of gastric cancer in male gender compared to female gender, even reaching a 2/1 ratio, and the detection rate of early gastric cancer is low (10% to 20%) which results in a mainly palliative treatment with an overall survival rate in 5 years about 10% to 15% only...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607669/risk-factors-for-adverse-drug-reactions-in-pediatric-inpatients-a-systematic-review
#5
REVIEW
Paulo Henrique Santos Andrade, Adriano da Silva Santos, Carlos Adriano Santos Souza, Iza Maria Fraga Lobo, Wellington Barros da Silva
BACKGROUND: The main objective of the present systematic review is to identify potential risk factors for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) through prospective cohort studies in pediatric inpatients. METHODS: The data search was done in the following electronic databases PubMed/MEDLINE; Scopus; LILACS and Web of Science from the earliest record until 31 May 2015. Two reviewers independently screened each study and one of them assessed the methodological quality according to the Newcastle-Ottawa scale for cohort studies...
June 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604382/surgical-treatment-of-gastric-stromal-tumors-laparoscopic-versus-open-approach
#6
Monica Ortenzi, Roberto Ghiselli, Luca Cardinali, Mario Guerrieri
AIM: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are quite rare tumors, but yet they are the most common mesenchymal lesions of gastrointestinal tract. Their outmost frequent origin site is stomach and presently surgical resection is the mainstay in the treatment of gastric non metastatic GIST. Their peculiar characteristic of growth and poor metastatic tendency make this tumors particularly prone to be managed by minimally invasive technique. Presenting our experience we want show the feasibility and safeness of laparoscopic approach for gastric GIST and its benefits versus traditional open surgery and pointing out short term and long terms outcomes...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602708/reduced-toxicity-with-equivalent-outcomes-using-three-dimensional-volumetric-3dv-image-based-versus-nonvolumetric-point-based-nv-brachytherapy-in-a-cervical-cancer-population
#7
Kimberly M Thomas, Genevieve Maquilan, Strahinja Stojadinovic, Paul Medin, Michael R Folkert, Kevin Albuquerque
PURPOSE: Brachytherapy (BT) techniques have historically used a two-dimensional nonvolumetric (NV) system involving dose prescribed to a point fixed in space. We compared dosimetric, toxicity, and oncologic outcomes for volumetric planning (3DV) versus CT point-based planning. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients treated with external beam radiation therapy and high dose rate (HDR) intracavitary BT were included (n = 71). Patients planned with NV BT treated from 2009 to 2011 (n = 37) were compared to patients planned with 3DV BT treated from 2012 to 2014 (n = 34)...
June 8, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596688/laparoscopic-management-of-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-retrospective-10-year-single-center-experience
#8
Guan-Qun Liao, Tao Chen, Xiao-Long Qi, Yan-Feng Hu, Hao Liu, Jiang Yu, Guo-Xin Li
AIM: To determine the feasibility, safety, and oncological outcome of laparoscopic resection of gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) based on favorable or unfavorable location. METHODS: Our hospital database included 207 patients who underwent laparoscopic removal of gastric GISTs from January 2004 to September 2015. Patient demographics, clinical presentation, surgery, histopathology, postoperative course, and oncological outcomes were reviewed and analyzed...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596446/reducing-uncertainty-predictors-of-stopping-chemotherapy-early-and-shortened-survival-time-in-platinum-resistant-refractory-ovarian-cancer-the-gcig-symptom-benefit-study
#9
Felicia T Roncolato, Florence Joly, Rachel O'Connell, Anne Lanceley, Felix Hilpert, Luke Buizen, Aikou Okamoto, Eriko Aotani, Sandro Pignata, Paul Donnellan, Amit Oza, Elisabeth Avall-Lundqvist, Jonathan S Berek, Florian Heitz, Amanda Feeney, Dominique Berton-Rigaud, Martin R Stockler, Madeleine King, Michael Friedlander
BACKGROUND: Clinicians and patients often overestimate the benefits of chemotherapy, and overall survival (OS), in platinum resistant/refractory ovarian cancer (PRROC). This study sought to determine aspects of health-related quality of life and clinicopathological characteristics before starting chemotherapy that were associated with stopping chemotherapy early, shortened survival, and death within 30 days of chemotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study enrolled women with PRROC before starting palliative chemotherapy...
June 8, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593266/wireless-monitoring-program-of-patient-centered-outcomes-and-recovery-before-and-after-major-abdominal-cancer-surgery
#10
Virginia Sun, Sinziana Dumitra, Nora Ruel, Byrne Lee, Laleh Melstrom, Kurt Melstrom, Yanghee Woo, Stephen Sentovich, Gagandeep Singh, Yuman Fong
Importance: A combined subjective and objective wireless monitoring program of patient-centered outcomes can be carried out in patients before and after major abdominal cancer surgery. Objective: To conduct a proof-of-concept pilot study of a wireless, patient-centered outcomes monitoring program before and after major abdominal cancer surgery. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this proof-of-concept pilot study, patients wore wristband pedometers and completed online patient-reported outcome surveys (symptoms and quality of life) 3 to 7 days before surgery, during hospitalization, and up to 2 weeks after discharge...
June 7, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591040/an-uncommon-cause-of-gastric-outlet-obstruction-a-case-report
#11
Manjusha Bandireddy, Noemi Baffy
RATIONALE: Metastatic involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is an uncommon scenario encountered in the clinical practice. Our case represents a gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) as a consequence of distant Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) metastasis without any lymph node involvement in association with inflammatory stranding leading to extrinsic duodenal obstruction. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report an unusual case of a 73-year-old male presented with a five-week history of nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain due to the metastatic extension from TCC that had been considered in remission...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586948/clinical-outcomes-of-image-guided-adaptive-hypofractionated-weekly-radiation-therapy-for-bladder-cancer-in-patients-unsuitable-for-radical-treatment
#12
Shaista Hafeez, Fiona McDonald, Susan Lalondrelle, Helen McNair, Karole Warren-Oseni, Kelly Jones, Victoria Harris, Helen Taylor, Vincent Khoo, Karen Thomas, Vibeke Hansen, David Dearnaley, Alan Horwich, Robert Huddart
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: We report on the clinical outcomes of a phase 2 study assessing image guided hypofractionated weekly radiation therapy in bladder cancer patients unsuitable for radical treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Fifty-five patients with T2-T4aNx-2M0-1 bladder cancer not suitable for cystectomy or daily radiation therapy treatment were recruited. A "plan of the day" radiation therapy approach was used, treating the whole (empty) bladder to 36 Gy in 6 weekly fractions...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585152/overview-of-the-safety-of-anti-vegf-drugs-analysis-of-the-italian-spontaneous-reporting-system
#13
Paola Maria Cutroneo, Claudia Giardina, Valentina Ientile, Simona Potenza, Laura Sottosanti, Carmen Ferrajolo, Costantino J Trombetta, Gianluca Trifirò
INTRODUCTION: Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs are widely used for the treatment of several cancers and retinal diseases. The systemic use of anti-VEGF drugs has been associated with an increased risk of serious adverse reactions. Whether this risk is also related to intravitreal administration of anti-VEGF drugs is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the safety of anti-VEGF drugs in oncology and ophthalmology settings using the Italian Spontaneous Reporting System (SRS)...
June 5, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573055/gastric-schwannoma-a-tumor-must-be-included-in-differential-diagnoses-of-gastric-submucosal-tumors
#14
Bao-Guang Hu, Feng-Jie Wu, Jun Zhu, Xiao-Mei Li, Yu-Ming Li, Yan Feng, He-Sheng Li
Gastric schwannoma (GS) is a rare neoplasm of the stomach. It accounts for 0.2% of all gastric tumors and is mostly benign, slow-growing, and asymptomatic. Due to its rarity, GS is not widely recognized by clinicians, and the precise differential diagnosis between GS and other gastric submucosal tumors remains difficult preoperatively. The present study reports a case of GS misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal stromal tumor and reviews the clinical, imaging, and pathological features, treatment, and follow-up of 221 patients with GS previously reported in the English literature...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560225/minimum-volume-standards-in-surgery-are-we-there-yet
#15
REVIEW
Hartwig Bauer, Kim C Honselmann
The quality of surgery is directly dependent on the quantity, more specifically, on the number of operations performed at a given hospital as well as on the designated surgeon. This fact is supported by numerous studies and meta-analyses that will be presented in the following text. Most of the convincing data for complex procedures can be obtained from visceral (upper and lower gastrointestinal) surgery studies. Mortality of large oncological procedures, such as esophageal or pancreatic surgery, can be reduced by 50% if a certain number of interventions are guaranteed per year...
May 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557362/longitudinal-study-of-quality-of-life-in-advanced-cancer-patients-on-home-parenteral-nutrition
#16
Paolo Cotogni, Luca De Carli, Roberto Passera, Maria Luisa Amerio, Elena Agnello, Maurizio Fadda, Marta Ossola, Taira Monge, Antonella De Francesco, Federico Bozzetti
Since there is little knowledge regarding the quality of life (QoL) of cancer patients on home parenteral nutrition (HPN), we planned a prospective, longitudinal, double-center study to investigate the changes of QoL in these patients. One hundred and eleven adult cancer patients who were candidates for HPN following the indications of the European guidelines were consecutively enrolled. For QoL analysis, EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaires were filled at the HPN start and after 1, 2, 3, and 4 months, and scores changes over time were analyzed according to the univariate mixed-effects linear model for repeated measures...
May 29, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556532/feline-large-granular-lymphocyte-lymphoma-an-italian-society-of-veterinary-oncology-sioncov-retrospective-study
#17
R Finotello, M E Vasconi, S Sabattini, C Agnoli, C Giacoboni, M Annoni, A Dentini, G Bettini, P Guazzi, D Stefanello, E Bottero, P Mesto, R Marinelli, C De Feo, L Marconato
Feline large granular lymphocyte (LGL) lymphoma is an uncommon subtype of lymphoma characterized by a grave prognosis and scarce response to chemotherapy. There are limited reports on clinico-pathological and prognostic factors. One-hundred and 9 cats with newly diagnosed LGL lymphoma that underwent initial staging (including hematology, serum biochemistry, thoracic radiographs and abdominal ultrasound), and followed-up were retrospectively evaluated. LGL lymphoma was localized within the gastrointestinal tract with or without extra-intestinal involvement in 91...
May 29, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545503/time-to-endoscopic-intervention-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-patients-can-be-improved-with-pathway-provision
#18
R Singer, P Campbell, C Fernandes, P Statham, D Hochhauser, J Bridgewater
BACKGROUND: Patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancy often require admission to hospital with dysphagia or jaundice requiring therapeutic endoscopy. Endoscopic intervention is often effective permitting rapid discharge. An efficient service would permit rapid discharge for patients who are often at the end of life. We noted that a majority of patients in hospital under the gastroenterological oncology were admitted with symptoms requiring therapeutic endoscopy. METHODS: We conducted an audit cycle of the inpatient days before and after pathway implementation...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544128/a-pediatric-trial-of-radiation-cetuximab-followed-by-irinotecan-cetuximab-in-newly-diagnosed-diffuse-pontine-gliomas-and-high-grade-astrocytomas-a-pediatric-oncology-experimental-therapeutics-investigators-consortium-study
#19
Margaret E Macy, Mark W Kieran, Susan N Chi, Kenneth J Cohen, Tobey J MacDonald, Amy A Smith, Michael M Etzl, Michele C Kuei, Andrew M Donson, Lia Gore, Jennifer DiRenzo, Tanya M Trippett, Irina Ostrovnaya, Aru Narendran, Nicholas K Foreman, Ira J Dunkel
BACKGROUND: Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPGs) and high-grade astrocytomas (HGA) continue to have dismal prognoses. The combination of cetuximab and irinotecan was demonstrated to be safe and tolerable in a previous pediatric phase 1 combination study. We developed this phase 2 trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of cetuximab given with radiation therapy followed by adjuvant cetuximab and irinotecan. METHODS: Eligible patients of age 3-21 years had newly diagnosed DIPG or HGA...
May 24, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533657/esophagitis-and-its-causes-who-is-guilty-when-acid-is-found-not-guilty
#20
EDITORIAL
Laurino Grossi, Antonio Francesco Ciccaglione, Leonardo Marzio
Esophagitis is mainly a consequence of gastroesophageal reflux disease, one of the most common diseases affecting the upper digestive tract. However the esophageal mucosa can also be targeted by some infectious, systemic or chemical conditions. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease, characterized by eosinophilic infiltration in the mucosa. Esophageal localization of Crohn's disease is not very common, but it should always be considered in patients with inflammatory bowel disease complaining of upper digestive tract symptoms...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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