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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812302/management-of-sleep-wake-disturbances-comorbid-with-cancer
#1
Ann M Berger Aprn, Ellyn E Matthews Cbsm, Ashley M Kenkel
It is critical that clinicians and healthcare systems adopt routine screening and affordable interventions to reduce chronic insomnia and improve the quality of life in cancer patients and survivors. We provide expert clinical advice on how to manage sleep-wake disturbances that occur comorbidly with cancer. Our discussion focuses on the etiology, screening, and assessment of sleep-wake disturbances, and on both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions to manage sleep disturbances, insomnia, and sleep-related breathing disorders...
August 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812301/changing-treatment-paradigms-for-brain-metastases-from-melanoma-part-1-diagnosis-prognosis-symptom-control-and-local-treatment
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REVIEW
Vyshak Alva Venur, Pauline Funchain, Rupesh Kotecha, Samuel T Chao, Manmeet S Ahluwalia
Melanoma is the third most common cause of brain metastases, after lung and breast cancer. The management of melanoma brain metastases can be broadly divided into symptom control and therapeutic strategies. Supportive treatments include corticosteroids to reduce peritumoral edema, antiepileptics for seizure control, and medications to preserve cognitive function. Until recently, therapeutic strategies consisted primarily of local treatments, including surgery, whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT), and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)...
August 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811939/abo-gene-polymorphism-and-thrombomodulin-33g-a-polymorphism-were-not-risk-factors-for-myocardial-infarction-in-javanese-men
#3
Mifetika Lukitasari, Ahmad Hamim Sadewa, Mohammad Saifur Rohman
Genetic factors contribute to about a half of coronary artery diseases. During the last several decades, some studies suggested that non-O blood group and thrombomodulin polymorphism -33G>A are the risk factors of coronary artery disease especially in Asia. There was no prior study in Indonesia regarding this issue. Hence, this study was designed to investigate the correlation of ABO polymorphism and thrombomodulin polymorphism -33G>A with the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). A total of 192 subjects were enrolled in this case control study...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811847/a-rare-case-of-adult-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Benjamin Sparreboom, Brendan Litton, Julian Yaxley
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare, soft tissue malignancy, diagnosed particularly in adults. It commonly metastasizes to the bone marrow. We present a rare case of an adult rhabdomyosarcoma which illustrates the importance of magnetic resonance imaging in identifying early changes in the internal bone structure. CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old male presented with acute urinary retention. The patient initially had a CT scan of the lumbar spine which only revealed a protrusion of the L5-S1 intervertebral disc and no apparent cause for the patient's symptoms...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811271/-am-i-normal-the-wishes-of-patients-with-lymphoma-to-compare-their-patient-reported-outcomes-with-those-of-their-peers
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Simone Oerlemans, Lindy P Arts, Nicole J Horevoorts, Lonneke V van de Poll-Franse
BACKGROUND: Providing feedback to patients on their patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can help patients in monitoring their functioning and symptoms and may help empower them. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate whether patients with lymphoma wished to receive PRO feedback, including the option to compare their scores with those of their peers, and how this feedback was evaluated. METHODS: We invited 64 patients participating in a lymphoma cohort who were eligible for a follow-up questionnaire and gave them the option to receive PRO feedback...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810457/measures-of-psychosocial-factors-that-may-influence-help-seeking-behaviour-in-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-psychometric-properties
#6
Sonja Kummer, Fiona M Walter, Joseph Chilcot, Suzanne Scott
Advanced stage cancer is frequently attributed to delays in presentation to a healthcare professional. To reduce undue delay, it is imperative to understand the reasons underlying help-seeking behaviour and to measure those using valid and reliable tools. This systematic review aimed to identify how studies have measured psychosocial factors affecting time to presentation for (potential) cancer symptoms. A total of 35 studies were included. Most studies failed to use valid and reliable tools, and predominantly provided inconclusive results regarding psychosocial factors and time to presentation when no or minimal psychometric evidence was present...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810372/support-and-conflict-in-relationships-and-psychological-health-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cancer
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Joseph S Kay, Vanessa Juth, Roxane Cohen Silver, Leonard S Sender
Perceived support and conflict between adolescents and young adults with cancer and their primary caregivers, other family, close friends, and medical staff were examined in relation to adolescents and young adults' psychological health. Adolescents and young adults ( n = 115, 51% male, ages 12-24 years, M (standard deviation)  = 16.07 (2.29)) in outpatient cancer treatment perceived more support and conflict within familial relationships than other relationships. Among familial relationships, perceived support and conflict were associated with psychological health; within other relationships, only support was associated with psychological health...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809463/dose-escalated-radiation-therapy-is-associated-with-better-overall-survival-in-patients-with-bone-metastases-from-solid-tumors-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Yung-Chih Chou, Chien-Yu Lin, Ping-Ching Pai, Chen-Kan Tseng, Cheng-En Hsieh, Kai-Ping Chang, Cheng-Lung Hsu, Chun-Ta Liao, Chun-Chieh Wang, Shy-Chyi Chin, Tzu-Chen Yen, Tsung-Ying Ho, Ji-Hong Hong, Kin-Fong Lei, Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang, Ngan-Ming Tsang
We aimed to compare the overall survival (OS) of patients with bone metastases (BM) from solid tumors after standard-dose radiotherapy ([RT]; 30 Gy administered in 10 fractions; EQD2Gy  = 32.5 Gy) and dose-escalated RT (EQD2Gy  > 32.5 Gy). We retrospectively reviewed the clinical charts of 1795 patients (median age, 62.3 years; age range, 18-96 years) with BM from solid tumors who were referred for RT to our institute between 2000 and 2013. These patients were assigned to the standard-dose (n = 1125; 63%) and dose-escalated (n = 670; 37%) RT groups...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809382/exposed-necrotic-bone-in-183-patients-with-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-associated-clinical-characteristics
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L Bagan, Y Jiménez, M Leopoldo, J Murillo-Cortes, J Bagan
BACKGROUND: The main objective of our study was to identify oral symptoms and signs most likely to be associated with the exposure of necrotic bone in bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 183 patients with BRONJ. We recorded data on the underlying disease, bisphosphonate used, location of osteonecrosis, symptoms, pain, fistula development, suppuration, infection, exposed necrotic bone, and BRONJ stage...
August 15, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808209/herpes-zoster-in-breast-cancer-a-case-report
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Mohammad Darvishi, Narges Vasei
There is little information on herpes zoster infection in breast cancer patients as a complication during adjuvant chemotherapy. We report a case of herpes zoster in a 65-year-old woman presented with low grade fever and vital signs together with skin symptoms such as severe edema, irritation and itching in the left breast where there was wound drainage. PCR test revealed varicella zoster virus. To the best of our knowledge, the histologic features coupled with PCR led to a diagnosis of herpes zoster.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808183/indoor-tanning-bed-use-and-risk-of-food-addiction-based-on-the-modified-yale-food-addiction-scale
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Wen-Qing Li, John E McGeary, Eunyoung Cho, Alan Flint, Shaowei Wu, Alberto Ascherio, Eric Rimm, Alison Field, Abrar A Qureshi
The popularity of indoor tanning may be partly attributed to the addictive characteristics of tanning for some individuals. We aimed to determine the association between frequent indoor tanning, which we view as a surrogate for tanning addiction, and food addiction. A total of 67,910 women were included from the Nurses' Health Study II. In 2005, we collected information on indoor tanning during high school/college and age 25-35 years, and calculated the average use of indoor tanning during these periods. Food addiction was defined as ≥3 clinically significant symptoms plus clinically significant impairment or distress, assessed in 2009 using a modified version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807813/norovirus-loads-in-stool-specimens-of-cancer-patients-with-norovirus-gastroenteritis
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Taojun He, Tracy A McMillen, Yuanyuan Qiu, Liang Hua Chen, Xuedong Lu, Xiao-Li Pang, Mini Kamboj, Yi-Wei Tang
In immunocompromised patients with norovirus (NoV) gastroenteritis, the relationship between fecal NoV load and clinical complications has not been examined. In this study, a validated real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay was used to determine viral loads NoV genogroup I and II (GI and GII) in NoV positive stool specimens of cancer patients. A total of 234 specimens from 152 patients were positive for NoV, including 201 of GII and 33 of GI. Geometric mean of logarithmic copies (GMLC) per gram of stool (w/w) of NoV-GII were 9...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807698/-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-cancer-behavior-inventory-brief-version
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Emine Iyigun, Sevinc Tastan, Elif Gezginci, Serap Korkmaz, Selcuk Demiral, Murat Beyzadeoglu
CONTEXT: Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief Version is a simple and non-burdensome tool used to evaluate the self-efficacy of the cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Cancer Behavior Inventory-Brief Version. METHODS: This methodological study was conducted on 143 cancer patients who received radiotherapy at the Department of Radiation Oncology at a Training and Research Hospital in Turkey...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807680/patient-characteristics-and-cancer-prevalence-in-the-danish-cancer-patient-pathway-for-patients-with-serious-non-specific-symptoms-and-signs-of-cancer-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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E Moseholm, B Ø Lindhardt
BACKGROUND: A new cancer patient pathway for patients presenting with non-specific signs and symptoms (NSSC-CPP) was implemented nationally in Denmark in 2012. This study aims to describe, on a national level, the characteristics of patients referred to the Danish NSSC-CPP, and to estimate the prevalence and distribution of cancers and other diagnosis in this population. METHODS: A population-based cohort study using the Danish national registries, including all patients who completed a diagnostic course through the NSSC-CPP between 2012 and 2015...
August 11, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807066/laser-assisted-management-of-a-symptomatic-anterior-pharyngeal-diverticulum
#15
K Pujary, A C Agarwal, R Balakrishnan, A Bhandarkar
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a relatively common symptom following laryngectomy. An anterior pharyngeal diverticulum is a rare cause of post-laryngectomy dysphagia. However, it is often an incidental finding on rigid telescopic examination. METHODS AND RESULTS: This article describes two patients with a symptomatic anterior pharyngeal diverticulum. They were treated by transoral micro-endoscopic potassium titanyl phosphate 532 nm laser assisted resection. Both patients could take feeds orally after the procedure without any difficulty...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806963/effectiveness-outcomes-and-health-related-quality-of-life-impact-of-disease-progression-in-patients-with-advanced-nonsquamous-nsclc-treated-in-real-world-community-oncology-settings-results-from-a-prospective-medical-record-registry-study
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Mark S Walker, William Wong, Arliene Ravelo, Paul J E Miller, Lee S Schwartzberg
BACKGROUND: Treatment options for advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the first line include platinum-based doublet therapy with or without bevacizumab. This study examined efficacy outcomes and patient reported outcomes (PROs) in a community oncology patient sample. METHODS: Advanced nonsquamous NSCLC patients from 34 U.S. community oncology practices treated in first line with bevacizumab regimens (A platinum doublet; gemcitabine doublet; pemetrexed with platinum) or non-bevacizumab regimens (B platinum doublet; gemcitabine doublet; C pemetrexed with platinum) were recruited for this prospective study...
August 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806822/-multiple-myeloma-current-status-in-diagnostic-testing-and-therapy
#17
Michael Kehrer, Sebastian Koob, Andreas Strauss, Dieter Christian Wirtz, Jan Schmolders
Background Multiple myeloma is a haematological blood cancer of the bone marrow and is classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a plasma cell neoplasm. In multiple myeloma, normal plasma cells transform into malignant myeloma cells and produce large quantities of an abnormal immunoglobulin called monoclonal protein or M protein. This ultimately causes multiple myeloma symptoms such as bone damage or kidney problems. The annual worldwide incidence of multiple myeloma is estimated to be 6 - 7/100,000 and accounts for 1% of all cancer...
August 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806248/bone-spect-ct-localizes-increased-bone-metabolism-and-subsequent-bone-resorption-in-reflex-sympathetic-dystrophy
#18
Hidetoshi Narimatsu, Tadaki Nakahara, Sayuri Kodama, Hiromi Hisazumi, Shinichi Tominaga, Kiyoshi Ohkuma, Masahiro Jinzaki
A 64-year-old man with lung cancer with a history of revascularization of the occluded right femoral artery underwent bone scintigraphy, which showed intense uptake in the distal side of the right leg. The additional SPECT/CT clarified that the uptake was predominantly increased in the epiphyses of the right ankle and foot with possible osteopenia. One month later, follow-up SPECT/CT showed the manifestation of periosteal resorption in the hypermetabolic sites with slight decrease in bone metabolism. Radiological correlation between bone metabolism and subsequent bone resorption in addition to clinical symptoms in this patient suggested the diagnosis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806111/-effectiveness-of-mindfulness-based-cancer-recovery-mbcr-program-among-hungarian-cancer-patients
#19
Magda Rohánszky, Károly Berényi, Dóra Fridrik, Henriette Pusztafalvi
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Employment of mindfulness-based programs and techniques in the treatment of cancer patients have spread exponentially in the past decade. A large number of studies have proved the effectiveness of the program in the reduction of stress symptoms, depression and anxiety, and the improvement of sleep and mood patterns. The present study was done at Firebird Foundation and examines the effectiveness of the complex, MBCR (mindfulness-based cancer recovery)-based psycho-social intervention in the treatment of cancer patients...
August 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804871/first-evaluation-of-the-behavioral-addiction-indoor-tanning-screener-baits-in-a-nationwide-representative-sample
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K Diehl, T Görig, E W Breitbart, R Greinert, J J Hillhouse, J L Stapleton, S Schneider
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that indoor tanning (IT) may have addictive properties. However, many instruments for measuring IT addiction show poor validity and reliability. Recently, a new instrument, the Behavioral Addiction Indoor Tanning Screener (BAITS), has been developed. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to test validity and reliability of the BAITS by using a multi-method approach. METHODS: We used data of the first wave of the National Cancer Aid Monitoring on Sunbed Use (NCAM), which includes a cognitive pretest (08/2015) and a Germany-wide representative survey (10-12/2015)...
August 14, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
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