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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188187/electronic-rapid-fitness-assessment-a-novel-tool-for-preoperative-evaluation-of-the-geriatric-oncology-patient
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Armin Shahrokni, Amy Tin, Robert J Downey, Vivian Strong, Sanam Mahmoudzadeh, Manpreet K Boparai, Sincere McMillan, Andrew Vickers, Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki
Background: The American College of Surgeons and American Geriatrics Society recommend performing a geriatric assessment (GA) in the preoperative evaluation of older patients. To address this, we developed an electronic GA, the Electronic Rapid Fitness Assessment (eRFA). We reviewed the feasibility and clinical utility of the eRFA in the preoperative evaluation of geriatric patients. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of our experience using the eRFA in the preoperative assessment of geriatric patients...
February 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187479/-new-developments-in-geriatric-oncology
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Valentin Goede
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156583/developing-a-supportive-oncology-program-in-a-cancer-institute-needs-assessment
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Tara Liberman, James D'Olimpio, Maria Carney
: 141 Background: Cancer patients experience significant symptom and psychosocial burden (Temel JS, et. al. N Engl J Med. 2010 Aug 19; 363(8):733-42. Early palliative care for patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.). Integration of supportive oncology programs within cancer centers has developed since the findings of Temel and Jackson. Addressing a growing need to manage patients comprehensively, the Northwell Health Divisions of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and Hematology and Oncology partnered to initiate a community-based supportive oncology program...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138915/evaluation-of-internet-based-patient-education-materials-from-internal-medicine-subspecialty-organizations-will-patients-understand-them
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David R Hansberry, Nitin Agarwal, Elizabeth S John, Ann M John, Prateek Agarwal, James C Reynolds, Stephen R Baker
The majority of Americans use the Internet daily, if not more often, and many search online for health information to better understand a diagnosis they have been given or to research treatment options. The average American reads at an eighth-grade level. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the readability of online patient education materials on the websites of 14 professional organizations representing the major internal medicine subspecialties. We used ten well-established quantitative readability scales to assess written text from patient education materials published on the websites of the major professional organizations representing the following subspecialty groups: allergy and immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, hospice and palliative care, infectious disease, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology and critical care, rheumatology, sleep medicine, and sports medicine...
January 30, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112777/slow-gait-speed-is-an-independent-predictor-of-early-death-in-older-cancer-outpatients-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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F Pamoukdjian, V Lévy, G Sebbane, M Boubaya, T Landre, C Bloch-Queyrat, E Paillaud, L Zelek
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of gait speed for early death in older outpatients with cancer. DESIGN: Prospective bicentric observational cohort study. SETTING: The Physical Frailty in Elder Cancer patients (PF-EC) study (France). PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and ninety outpatients with cancer during the first 6 months of follow up in the PF-EC study. MEASUREMENTS: The association between usual gait speed over 4 m alone (GS) or included in the short physical performance battery (SPPB) and overall survival within 6 months following a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095145/performance-of-four-frailty-classifications-in-older-patients-with-cancer-prospective-elderly-cancer-patients-cohort-study
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Emilie Ferrat, Elena Paillaud, Philippe Caillet, Marie Laurent, Christophe Tournigand, Jean-Léon Lagrange, Jean-Pierre Droz, Lodovico Balducci, Etienne Audureau, Florence Canouï-Poitrine, Sylvie Bastuji-Garin
Purpose Frailty classifications of older patients with cancer have been developed to assist physicians in selecting cancer treatments and geriatric interventions. They have not been compared, and their performance in predicting outcomes has not been assessed. Our objectives were to assess agreement among four classifications and to compare their predictive performance in a large cohort of in- and outpatients with various cancers. Patients and Methods We prospectively included 1,021 patients age 70 years or older who had solid or hematologic malignancies and underwent a geriatric assessment in one of two French teaching hospitals between 2007 and 2012...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089304/management-of-prostate-cancer-in-elderly-patients-recommendations-of-a-task-force-of-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology
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REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Droz, Gilles Albrand, Silke Gillessen, Simon Hughes, Nicolas Mottet, Stéphane Oudard, Heather Payne, Martine Puts, Gilbert Zulian, Lodovico Balducci, Matti Aapro
CONTEXT: Prostate cancer is the most frequent male cancer. Since the median age of diagnosis is 66 yr, many patients require both geriatric and urologic evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual circumstances including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To update the 2014 International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) guidelines on prostate cancer in men aged >70 yr. The update includes new material on health status evaluation and the treatment of localised, advanced, and castrate-resistant disease...
January 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062326/the-impact-of-comorbidity-on-surgical-outcomes-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Virginia Sun, Peggy S Burhenn, Lily Lai, Arti Hurria
OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the impact of comorbidity on surgical outcomes and postoperative geriatric events in older adults with cancer, and review key components of quality perioperative nursing care of older adults with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Journal articles, research reports, state of the science papers, position papers, and clinical guidelines from professional organizations. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of multiple comorbidities and the associated burden of geriatric events in older adults after cancer surgery have a substantial impact on surgical outcomes, quality of life, and health care costs...
February 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056465/the-impact-of-age-on-complications-survival-and-cause-of-death-following-colon-cancer-surgery
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Christopher T Aquina, Supriya G Mohile, Mohamedtaki A Tejani, Adan Z Becerra, Zhaomin Xu, Bradley J Hensley, Reza Arsalani-Zadeh, Francis P Boscoe, Maria J Schymura, Katia Noyes, John Rt Monson, Fergal J Fleming
BACKGROUND: Given scarce data regarding the relationship among age, complications, and survival beyond the 30-day postoperative period for oncology patients in the United States, this study identified age-related differences in complications and the rate and cause of 1-year mortality following colon cancer surgery. METHODS: The NY State Cancer Registry and Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System identified stage I-III colon cancer resections (2004-2011)...
January 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054112/-surgical-treatment-of-colorectal-carcinoma-in-the-elderly
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J Schuld, M Glanemann
Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most frequent tumor entities worldwide. The treatment of elderly and mostly polymorbid patients is an outstanding challenge in view of the demographic change with a continuously aging community. Due to the demographic changes the numbers of elderly (>65 years) and very old (≥80 years) patients are steadily increasing in surgical cohorts. This has resulted in higher morbidity and mortality rates in comparison to younger patients, with increased wound healing and cardiovascular complications but with comparable numbers of anastomotic insufficiency...
February 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033277/a-propensity-matched-analysis-of-surgery-and-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly
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Peng Wang, Dong Zhang, Xue-Guang Guo, Xiao-Mei Li, Le-Hui Du, Bao-Jun Sun, Xiang-Qun Fang, Ying-Hua Guo, Jun Guo, Li An, Ge-Ping Qu, Chang-Ting Liu
Elderly patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who undergo surgical resection are at a high risk of treatment-related complications. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is considered an alternative treatment option with a favorable safety profile. Given that prospective comparative data on SBRT and surgical treatments are limited, we compared the 2 treatments for early stage NSCLC in the elderly.We retrospectively collected information from the database at our geriatric institution on patients with clinical stage IA/B NSCLC who were treated with surgery or SBRT...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017687/further-psychometric-validation-of-the-gah-scale-responsiveness-and-effect-size
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Alfonso José Cruz-Jentoft, Bernardo González, Javier de la Rubia, José Ángel Hernández Rivas, Juan Alfonso Soler, Carlos Fernández Lago, Mario Arnao, Mercedes Gironella, Ernesto Pérez Persona, María Teresa Zudaire, Carmen Olivier, Alberto Altés, Antonio García Guiñón, Benet Nomdedeu, Montserrat Arnan, Ángel Ramírez Payer, Pedro Sánchez-Godoy, Nuria Pajuelo, David Vilanova, Diego Fernánez Monjil, Santiago Bonanad
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the responsiveness of the newly developed Geriatric Assessment in Hematology (GAH) scale to clinical change in older patients diagnosed with hematologic malignancies. METHODS: A prospective observational study conducted in 164 patients aged ≥65years and diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)/acute myeloid leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma (MM), or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Responsiveness of the GAH scales was studied by means of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) score, the Karnofsky performance status (KPS) score, the visual analog scale (VAS), and the physician's subjective assessment, used as clinical anchors to identify whether patients had changed clinically (either improved or worsened) or not since the baseline visit...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989612/psychological-stress-in-geriatric-patients-with-genito-urinary-cancers
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Désirée Louise Dräger, Chris Protzel, Oliver W Hakenberg
BACKGROUND: Two-thirds of all cancer cases affect patients who are older than 65years, yet the specific conditions of the treatment and supportive care in this age group are poorly studied. There are limited data on the specific psycho-oncological problems in elderly patients with genito-urinary cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychosocial needs of elderly patients with genito-urinary tumors using screening questionnaires and to use such screening questionnaires for an in-patient psychosocial treatment program...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913500/fitness-in-the-elderly-how-to-make-decisions-regarding-acute-myeloid-leukemia-induction
#14
Arati V Rao
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a disease of the elderly, but less than half of these patients are offered therapy despite the evidence of better survival with treatment in this patient population. Assessing fit, vulnerable, and frail older adults with AML remains a challenge for the treating oncologist. A majority of AML patients are elderly and often have significant comorbidities, lack of social support, and older caregivers. Performance status (PS), a subjective measure of how a patient will tolerate cancer chemotherapy, has been strongly correlated with mortality in older AML patients...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908282/role-of-geriatric-intervention-in-the-treatment-of-older-patients-with-cancer-rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-iii-multicenter-trial
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Pierre Soubeyran, Catherine Terret, Carine Bellera, Franck Bonnetain, Olivier Saint Jean, Angéline Galvin, Camille Chakiba, Marie-Dominique Zwolakowski, Simone Mathoulin-Pélissier, Muriel Rainfray
BACKGROUND: In the general geriatric population, programs linking geriatric evaluation with interventions are effective for improving functional status and survival of the patients. Whether or not these interventions improve health related quality of life (HRQoL) or overall survival (OS) in older patients with cancer is not yet clear. Indeed, randomized data on the effect of such interventions on survival and HRQoL are rare and conflicting. We describe the rationale and design of a phase III multicenter trial aimed at assessing the efficacy of geriatric intervention in the management of elderly patients with cancer...
December 1, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905087/robot-assisted-surgery-in-elderly-and-very-elderly-population-our-experience-in-oncologic-and-general-surgery-with-literature-review
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Graziano Ceccarelli, Enrico Andolfi, Alessia Biancafarina, Aldo Rocca, Maurizio Amato, Marco Milone, Marta Scricciolo, Barbara Frezza, Egidio Miranda, Marco De Prizio, Andrea Fontani
BACKGROUND: Although there is no agreement on a definition of elderly, commonly an age cutoff of ≥65 or 75 years is used. Nowadays most of malignancies requiring surgical treatment are diagnosed in old population. Comorbidities and frailty represent well-known problems during and after surgery in elderly patients. Minimally invasive surgery offers earlier postoperative mobilization, less blood loss, lower morbidity as well as reduction in hospital stay and as such represents an interesting and validated option for elderly population...
November 30, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890293/avian-oncology-diseases-diagnostics-and-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Cecilia S Robat, Melanie Ammersbach, Christoph Mans
Companion birds are increasingly living longer due to improved husbandry, nutrition, and veterinary care. As a consequence, a growing number of geriatric disease conditions are diagnosed and managed by veterinarians. Awareness of bird owners of diagnostic and treatment options for neoplastic diseases in humans and domestic animals has led to increasing demand to provide advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities for companion birds diagnosed with neoplasia. Treatment remains challenging in many companion birds due to the lack of information regarding prognosis and efficacy of antineoplastic treatments in these species...
January 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876338/should-you-screen-nursing-home-residents-for-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Miriam B Rodin
When considering screening for early cancer detection physicians should anticipate how they plan to follow up a screen detected cancer. Geriatric oncology research has developed validated functional assessments to estimate the balance of risk and benefit for treating cancers in the elderly. Robust elderly can benefit from treatment and therefore might benefit from screening. However the majority of elderly in long term residential care (LTC, or "the nursing home") would not benefit from cancer screening. The 1...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873183/interdisciplinary-oncology-education-a-national-survey-of-trainees-and-program-directors-in-the-united-states
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Adil S Akthar, Christopher D Hellekson, Sabha Ganai, Olwen M Hahn, Ronald J Maggiore, Ezra E Cohen, Mitchell C Posner, Steven J Chmura, Andrew R Howard, Daniel W Golden
Oncologists must have a strong understanding of collaborating specialties in order to deliver optimal cancer care. The objective of this study was to quantify current interdisciplinary oncology education among oncology training programs across the USA, identify effective teaching modalities, and assess communication skills training. Web-based surveys were sent to oncology trainees and program directors (PDs) across the USA on April 1, 2013 and October 8, 2013, respectively. Question responses were Yes/No, five-point Likert scales (1 = not at all, 2 = somewhat, 3 = moderately, 4 = quite, 5 = extremely), or free response...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803007/management-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cll-in-the-elderly-a-position-paper-from-an-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology-siog-task-force
#20
R Stauder, B Eichhorst, M E Hamaker, K Kaplanov, V A Morrison, A Österborg, I Poddubnaya, J A Woyach, T Shanafelt, L Smolej, L Ysebaert, V Goede
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) mainly affects older people: the median age at diagnosis is > 70 years. Elderly patients with CLL are heterogeneous with regard both to the biology of their disease and aging. Following the diagnosis of CLL in an elderly individual, careful risk assessment is essential when treatment options are evaluated. This includes not only clinical staging and evaluation of disease-specific prognostic biomarkers such as 17p deletion and TP53 mutation, but also of comorbidities, physical capacity, nutritional status, cognitive capacity, ability to perform activities of daily living and social support...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
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