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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222076/systematic-review-of-hospital-readmissions-among-patients-with-cancer-in-the-united-states
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Janice F Bell, Robin L Whitney, Sarah C Reed, Hermine Poghosyan, Rebecca S Lash, Katherine K Kim, Andra Davis, Richard J Bold, Jill G Joseph
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To review the existing literature on readmission rates, predictors, and reasons for readmission among adults with cancer.
. DATA SOURCES: U.S.-based empirical studies reporting readmission rates from January 2005 to December 2015 were identified using four online library databases-PubMed, CINAHL®, EconLit, and the online bibliography of the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Program. Some articles were identified by the authors outside the database and bibliography searches...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215048/unmet-home-healthcare-needs-and-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients-a%C3%A2-hospital-based-turkish-sample
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Gülsen Ataman, Tugrul Erbaydar
Home healthcare services in Turkey are provided primarily to patients that are bedridden or seriously disabled. There are no such services integrated with hospital services that are specifically designed for cancer patients. The present study aimed to explore the home healthcare needs of cancer patients and their experiences related to unmet home healthcare needs. The study included 394 adult cancer patients who were followed up at the surgical oncology department of a university hospital. A 37-item, study-specific questionnaire and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire for cancer patients (EORTC-QLQ-C30) were administered, and patient clinical records were evaluated...
February 19, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205124/routine-radiologic-contrast-agent-examination-after-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-is-not-useful
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Benjamin Struecker, Sascha Chopra, Ann-Christin Heilmann, Johanna Spenke, Christian Denecke, Igor M Sauer, Marcus Bahra, Johann Pratschke, Andreas Andreou, Matthias Biebl
Many studies have showed that routine upper gastrointestinal contrast agent examinations (RCE) for testing the patency of the anastomosis after esophagectomy or the stapler line after sleeve gastrectomy cannot be recommended due to low sensitivity. However, the clinical value of RCE after gastrectomy for gastric cancer remains unclear. We have retrospectively analyzed the clinical course of 377 consecutive patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer in our institution between 2005 and 2015. To date, we have performed a RCE on the fifth postoperative day before removal of the nasogastric tube and return to oral intake...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198176/what-is-changing-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-after-multidisciplinary-approach-a-comprehensive-literature-s-review
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Belinda De Simone, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Maria A Pantaleo, Maristella Saponara, Margherita Nannini, Harishine K Abongwa, Josephine A Napoli, Fausto Catena
INTRODUCTION: GIST represent the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract Surgery is the only curative treatment for GIST. The aim of our review is to highlight the changes in the surgical treatment of GIST after the introduction of TKI therapy in a multimodality management ( neo-adiuvant or adiuvant setting). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We carried out a review of the recent literature about surgical treatment of GIST according to its anatomical location and size according to PRISMA STATEMENT to systematic review...
February 14, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193209/secretion-of-biologically-active-pancreatitis-associated-protein-i-pap-by-genetically-modified-dairy-lactococcus-lactis-nz9000-in-the-prevention-of-intestinal-mucositis
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Rodrigo D Carvalho, Natalia Breyner, Zelia Menezes-Garcia, Nubia M Rodrigues, Luisa Lemos, Tatiane U Maioli, Danielle da Gloria Souza, Denise Carmona, Ana M C de Faria, Philippe Langella, Jean-Marc Chatel, Luis G Bermúdez-Humarán, Henrique C P Figueiredo, Vasco Azevedo, Marcela S de Azevedo
BACKGROUND: Mucositis is one of the most relevant gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions in humans, generated by the use of chemotherapy drugs, such as 5-fluoracil (5-FU). 5-FU-induced mucositis affects 80% of patients undergoing oncological treatment causing mucosal gut dysfunctions and great discomfort. As current therapy drugs presents limitations in alleviating mucositis symptoms, alternative strategies are being pursued. Recent studies have shown that the antimicrobial pancreatitis-associated protein (PAP) has a protective role in intestinal inflammatory processes...
February 13, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191519/a-little-help-from-steroids-in-oncology
#6
Dominique Lossignol
Steroids are widely used in oncology and have been demonstrated to possess an anticancer effect or antiswelling effect. They are considered to improve refractory symptoms such as dyspnea or gastrointestinal (GI) obstruction. However, their roles in nonspecific indications are not well proved. Clinical practice and several studies suggest that corticosteroids may be effective in the treatment of bone and neuropathic pain, when administered along with opioids and with other adjuvant analgesics. The decrease in pain intensity is probably connected with both anti-inflammatory and antiswelling effects as well as modulation of neuroimmune interactions and an inhibition of angiogenesis...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185757/molecular-biomarkers-for-the-evaluation-of-colorectal-cancer-guideline-from-the-american-society-for-clinical-pathology-college-of-american-pathologists-association-for-molecular-pathology-and-american-society-of-clinical-oncology
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Antonia R Sepulveda, Stanley R Hamilton, Carmen J Allegra, Wayne Grody, Allison M Cushman-Vokoun, William K Funkhouser, Scott E Kopetz, Christopher Lieu, Noralane M Lindor, Bruce D Minsky, Federico A Monzon, Daniel J Sargent, Veena M Singh, Joseph Willis, Jennifer Clark, Carol Colasacco, R Bryan Rumble, Robyn Temple-Smolkin, Christina B Ventura, Jan A Nowak
OBJECTIVES: To develop evidence-based guideline recommendations through a systematic review of the literature to establish standard molecular biomarker testing of colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues to guide epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapies and conventional chemotherapy regimens. METHODS: The American Society for Clinical Pathology, College of American Pathologists, Association for Molecular Pathology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology convened an expert panel to develop an evidence-based guideline to establish standard molecular biomarker testing and guide therapies for patients with CRC...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176457/predictors-of-acupuncture-use-among-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer
#8
Sagar K Chokshi, Elena J Ladas, Katherine Taromina, Douglas McDaniel, Diane Rooney, Zhezhen Jin, Wei-Chun Hsu, Kara M Kelly
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the application of acupuncture in pediatric oncology is limited. We investigated the acceptance of acupuncture and factors associated with its use among children and adolescents with cancer. METHODS: Ninety acupuncture-naïve children receiving cancer treatment at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) provided consent/assent for participation. Participants could choose to receive or refuse integrative services offered at CUMC. Symptoms were collected for a 6-month period with the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS)...
February 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156634/randomized-trial-of-early-integrated-palliative-and-oncology-care
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Areej El-Jawahri, William F Pirl, Vicki A Jackson, Elyse R Park, Anthony Back, Alona Muzikansky, Mihir Kamdar, Simone Rinaldi, Juliet Jacobsen, Emily R Gallagher, Joel Fishbein, Justin Eusebio, Harry VanDusen, Jennifer S Temel
: 104 Background: Early palliative care (PC) improves outcomes in patients with newly diagnosed metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and in patients identified by clinicians as having poor prognosis, advanced cancer. We evaluated the impact of early, integrated palliative and oncology care in patients with newly diagnosed lung and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. METHODS: Between 5/2/11 and 7/20/15, we randomly assigned patients with newly diagnosed incurable lung (NSCLC, small cell, mesothelioma) or GI (pancreas, hepatobiliary, gastric, esophageal) cancer to PC integrated with oncology care (monthly visits with PC) or usual oncology care...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156614/effect-of-discharge-to-subacute-rehabilitation-sar-on-hospitalized-patients-with-progressive-gastrointestinal-gi-cancer
#10
Anjali V Desai, Leonard Saltz
: 41 Background: SAR may be an alternative when hospice is declined. However, the outcomes of discharges to SAR in cancer patients with progressive (chemotherapy-refractory) disease are not known. We examined the characteristics and outcomes of patients with debility from progressive metastatic GI cancer who were discharged to SAR after an admission to our center. METHODS: An institutional electronic database was queried to identify patients of the GI medical oncology service of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who had been discharged to a SAR facility...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156551/effect-of-early-integrated-palliative-care-on-family-caregivers-fc-outcomes-for-patients-with-gastrointestinal-and-lung-cancer
#11
Vicki A Jackson, Joseph A Greer, William F Pirl, Elyse R Park, Anthony Back, Alona Muzikansky, Mihir Kamdar, Simone Rinaldi, Juliet Jacobsen, Joel Fishbein, Justin Eusebio, Harry VanDusen, Ryan David Nipp, David P Ryan, Jennifer S Temel
: 234 Background: Patients with newly diagnosed advanced cancers who receive early palliative care (PC) integrated with oncology care report improvement in their quality of life (QOL) and mood. While a telephone-based psycho-educational intervention for FC decrease depression, the impact of early, integrated outpatient PC models on FC outcomes remains unknown. METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial of early PC integrated with oncology care versus oncology care alone for newly diagnosed patients with incurable lung and gastrointestinal cancers and their FC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156514/multidisciplinary-tumor-board-for-improvement-of-oncology-collaboration-in-advanced-cancer-patients
#12
Amish Doshi, Cardinale B Smith, Bethann Scarborough, Stelian Serban, Jeffrey Ciccone, Kavita Vyas Dharmarajan
: 175 Background: The Palliative and Supportive Oncology Tumor Board was developed in 2015 to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and management of patients with complex or refractory symptoms from advanced cancer. The board meets monthly and consists of medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, pain management, palliative care specialists, residents, and fellows. Here, we assess the impact of the tumor board on the care of these patients...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156502/symptom-distress-and-patterns-of-palliative-care-referral-among-oncology-outpatients
#13
Craig D Blinderman
: 185 Background: The early implementation of palliative care services is recognized as an important aspect of oncologic care. However, rates of referral to palliative care services among oncology patients are still low, and the decision to refer is frequently at the discretion of the treating oncologist or by patient request. We sought to better identify the patterns of referral to outpatient palliative care, as well as patient symptom burden in an effort to target early and high-yield palliative care interventions...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156481/integrating-palliative-care-services-in-oncology-clinics-an-application-of-the-edmonton-symptom-assessment-system-esas
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Susanne Schmidt, Jessica Jones, Ifeoma Aduba, Laura LaNiel Tenner
: 168 Background: Research inpalliative care has shown improvements in overall survival, quality of life, symptom management, care satisfaction and reductions in the cost of care. Therefore, the American Society of Clinical Oncology has recommended early concurrent palliative care in patients with advanced cancer and with high symptom burden. Despite this recommendation, integrating palliative services at our NCI-designated cancer center has been challenging. The aims of this project were to quantitatively describe the symptom burden of patients in ambulatory oncology clinics; facilitate the establishment of an effective referral system by detecting discrepancies between symptom burden and referral practices; and improve the integration of palliative care services by implementing the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) tool into 5 of our oncology clinics...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152889/characterization-of-unplanned-30-day-medical-oncology-readmissions-after-discharge-at-an-academic-medical-center-with-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
#15
Justin Eusebio, Nie Bohlen, Margaret Ruddy, David P Ryan
: 269 Background: Hospital readmission rate is increasingly suggested as a quality care metric. Currently there are no standard criteria for an avoidable readmission in oncology. Although patients with cancer have been identified as being at increased risk of readmission, there has been little to examine the reasons for the oncology patient readmission. The aim was to examine the profiles of patients with an unplanned readmission within 30 days after discharge by an oncology provider and to measure the unplanned 30-day readmission rate...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152839/development-of-a-radiation-oncology-specific-prospective-data-registry-for-clinical-research-and-quality-improvement-a-clinical-workflow-based-solution
#16
Pin-Chieh Wang, Darlene Verittupong, Weber Shao, Susan Ann McCloskey, Vincent Basehart, Michael L Steinberg, Patrick Kupelian
: 197 Background: The computerized 'paperless' medical recording system has transformed the modern health information system and serves as an idea platform for cancer registry development, particularly in a specialty like radiation oncology, where technological advances generate unprecedented amounts of data. METHODS: From May 2011 to May 2015, physicians prospectively inputted data on patients seen during consultation in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152779/the-influence-of-a-composite-hospital-volume-of-upper-gastrointestinal-cancer-resections-on-outcomes-of-gastric-cancer-surgery
#17
Johan L Dikken, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Vincent K Y Ho, Daniel Henneman, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Michel W J M Wouters, Johanna W van Sandick
: 305 Background: There is a known volume-outcome association for complex surgial procedures such as oncologic gastric resections. The aim of this study was to describe the process of centralization for gastric cancer surgery in the Netherlands in relation to other types of upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer resections and to investigate whether the quality of gastric cancer surgery is affected by the overall experience with those related complex surgical procedures. METHODS: Data on all patients (n = 4251) who underwent surgical treatment for non metastatic invasive gastric cancer between 2005-2013 were obtained from the Netherlands Cancer Registry...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152755/achieving-the-triple-aim-in-cancer-care-through-a-tri-part-research-collaboration
#18
David Ramirez, Andrew Nguyen, Caroline Hagan, Steven M Asch, Hilda H Agajanian, Richy Agajanian, Arnold Milstein, Douglas W Blayney
: 52 Background: Curbing rising cancer care costs require models that safely lower expenditures and improve experience and outcomes. We developed a care delivery model integrating lay health workers to address early goals of care and symptoms (JOP 2015). We then created a research-collaboration with a health plan (which paid for care and processed claims), a contracted oncology group (which implemented the model), and a university research center (which designed the intervention and conducted the evaluation) to test effects on patient satisfaction, utilization, and costs...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152712/application-of-a-standard-practice-based-system-to-measure-and-compare-quality-of-cancer-survivorship-care
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Katherine Ramsey Gilmore, Patricia Chapman, Paula A Lewis-Patterson, Maria Alma Rodriguez
: 239 Background: Despite the growing committment to improve survivorship care, measuring its quality remains difficult. In 2006, the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) launched a practice-based system known as the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) to measure the quality of cancer care. Here, we demonstrate the use of QOPI procedures to compare compliance with survivorship care plans (SCPs) across different disease-specific clinics. METHODS: Measures based on survivorship clinical practice guidelines were abstracted from SCPs issued to survivors scheduled for appointments in site-specific clinics...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150070/current-management-of-liver-metastases-from-gastric-cancer-what-is-common-practice-new-challenge-of-eortc-and-jcog
#20
Kozo Kataoka, Takahiro Kinoshita, Markus Moehler, Murielle Mauer, Kohei Shitara, Anna Dorothea Wagner, Stefanie Schrauwen, Takaki Yoshikawa, Franco Roviello, Masanori Tokunaga, Narikazu Boku, Michel Ducreux, Masanori Terashima, Florian Lordick
The role of multidisciplinary treatment including surgery for liver metastases from gastric cancer (LMGC) is controversial. Studies to answer this clinical question are increasing in number, but all published data thus far are based on retrospective analyses with limited sample sizes. Thus, the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Group (GITCG) and the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) Stomach Cancer Study Group (SCSG) initiated a collaboration to develop an optimal treatment strategy for LMGC...
February 1, 2017: Gastric Cancer
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