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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737648/who-is-responsible-for-what-happens-before-during-and-after-colonoscopy-results-of-a-national-survey-of-primary-care-physicians
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Andrew J Read, Arlene Weissman, Philip S Schoenfeld, Seema Saini, Stacy B Menees, Sameer D Saini
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Primary care providers (PCPs) play a critical role in colon cancer screening by initiating referrals to gastroenterologists for colonoscopy, but little is known about their role in pre-colonoscopy bowel preparation selection and pre-colonoscopy follow-up care. This study aimed to better understand coordination of care between PCPs and gastroenterologists as well as the current availability of "open-access" screening colonoscopy. METHODS: A multiple-choice survey was developed to assess PCPs' experiences with open-access colonoscopy, their involvement in the pre-colonoscopy process, and follow-up after colonoscopy...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736725/intraoperative-radiation-therapy-a-promising-treatment-modality-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Lara Hilal, Karine A Al Feghali, Paul Ramia, Ibrahim Abu Gheida, Jean-Pierre Obeid, Wassim Jalbout, Bassem Youssef, Fady Geara, Youssef H Zeidan
Every year, almost 62,000 are diagnosed with a head and neck cancer (HNC) and 13,000 will succumb to their disease. In the primary setting, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) can be used as a boost in select patients in order to optimize local control. Addition of external beam radiation to limited volumes results in improved disease control over surgery and IORT alone. In the recurrent setting, IORT can improve outcomes from salvage surgery especially in patients previously treated with external beam radiation...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732037/integrating-cervical-cancer-with-hiv-healthcare-services-a-systematic-review
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Louise Sigfrid, Georgina Murphy, Victoria Haldane, Fiona Leh Hoon Chuah, Suan Ee Ong, Francisco Cervero-Liceras, Nicola Watt, Alconada Alvaro, Laura Otero-Garcia, Dina Balabanova, Sue Hogarth, Will Maimaris, Kent Buse, Martin Mckee, Peter Piot, Pablo Perel, Helena Legido-Quigley
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a major public health problem. Even though readily preventable, it is the fourth leading cause of death in women globally. Women living with HIV are at increased risk of invasive cervical cancer, highlighting the need for access to screening and treatment for this population. Integration of services has been proposed as an effective way of improving access to cervical cancer screening especially in areas of high HIV prevalence as well as lower resourced settings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731821/trust-in-physicians-continuity-and-coordination-of-care-and-quality-of-death-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Jun Hamano, Tatsuya Morita, Sakiko Fukui, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tunetou, Yasuo Shima, Makoto Kobayakawa, Maho Aoyama, Mitsunori Miyashita
BACKGROUND: Provider-centered factors contribute to unexplained variation in the quality of death (QOD). The relationship between healthcare providers (HCPs) and patients, bidirectional communication, and consistency of longitudinal care planning are important provider-centered factors. OBJECTIVE: To explore whether the level of trust in HCPs, the quality of continuity of care, and the level of coordination of care among home HCPs are associated with the QOD for cancer patients dying at home...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730789/quality-of-nursing-care-as-perceived-by-cancer-patients-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-four-european-countries
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Christina Adam, Elisabeth Patiraki, Chryssoula Lemonidou, Laurel Radwin, Andreas Charalambous, Melanie Charalambous, Agneta Berg, Katarina Sjövall, Jouko Katajisto, Minna Stolt, Riitta Suhonen
PURPOSE: To explore and compare cancer patients' perceptions on the quality of nursing care in four European countries. METHODS: Data were collected in Cyprus, Finland, Greece and Sweden. The sample comprised 596 hospitalized cancer patients. The quality of nursing care was measured using the "Oncology Patients' Perceptions of the Quality of Nursing Care Scale" (OPPQNCS). Patient characteristics were also collected. Analysis of variance was used to examine the effects of country on the perceptions of the quality of nursing care...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729319/accelerated-enhanced-recovery-following-minimally-invasive-colorectal-cancer-surgery-recovermi-a-study-protocol-for-a-novel-randomised-controlled-trial
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Brandee A Price, Brian K Bednarski, Y Nancy You, Meryna Manandhar, E Michelle Dean, Zeinab M Alawadi, B Bryce Speer, Vijaya Gottumukkala, Marla Weldon, Robert L Massey, Xuemei Wang, Wei Qiao, George J Chang
INTRODUCTION: Definitive treatment of localised colorectal cancer involves surgical resection of the primary tumour. Short-stay colectomies (eg, 23-hours) would have important implications for optimising the efficiency of inpatient care with reduced resource utilisation while improving the overall recovery experience with earlier return to normalcy. It could permit surgical treatment of colorectal cancer in a wider variety of settings, including hospital-based ambulatory surgery environments...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720558/my-team-of-care-study-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-communication-tool-for-collaborative-care-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Teja Voruganti, Eva Grunfeld, Trevor Jamieson, Allison M Kurahashi, Bhadra Lokuge, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Muhammad Mamdani, Rahim Moineddin, Amna Husain
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with complex care needs requires the expertise of health care providers from multiple settings and specialties. As such, there is a need for cross-setting, cross-disciplinary solutions that address deficits in communication and continuity of care. We have developed a Web-based tool for clinical collaboration, called Loop, which assembles the patient and care team in a virtual space for the purpose of facilitating communication around care management...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717841/variation-in-care-for-surgical-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-protocol-adherence-in-12-european-hospitals
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Ruben van Zelm, Ellen Coeckelberghs, Walter Sermeus, Anthony De Buck van Overstraeten, Arved Weimann, Deborah Seys, Massimiliano Panella, Kris Vanhaecht
PURPOSE: Surgical care for patients with colorectal cancer has become increasingly standardized. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol is a widely accepted structured care method to improve postoperative outcomes of patients after surgery. Despite growing evidence of effectiveness, adherence to the protocol remains challenging in practice. This study was designed to assess the adherence rate in daily practice and examine the relationship between the importance of interventions and adherence rate...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717741/patient-reported-burden-of-a-neuroendocrine-tumor-net-diagnosis-results-from-the-first-global-survey-of-patients-with-nets
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Simron Singh, Dan Granberg, Edward Wolin, Richard Warner, Maia Sissons, Teodora Kolarova, Grace Goldstein, Marianne Pavel, Kjell Öberg, John Leyden
PURPOSE: Despite the considerable impact of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) on patients' daily lives, the journey of the patient with a NET has rarely been documented, with published data to date being limited to small qualitative studies. NETs are heterogeneous malignancies with nonspecific symptomology, leading to extensive health care use and diagnostic delays that affect survival. A large, international patient survey was conducted to increase understanding of the experience of the patient with a NET and identify unmet needs, with the aim of improving disease awareness and care worldwide...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717738/collaborative-pediatric-bone-tumor-program-to-improve-access-to-specialized-care-an-initiative-by-the-lebanese-children-s-oncology-group
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Raya Saab, Zeina Merabi, Miguel R Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Peter Noun, Gladys Gemayel, Elie Bechara, Hassan Khalifeh, Roula Farah, Nabil Kabbara, Tarek El-Khoury, Rasha Al-Yousef, Rachid Haidar, Said Saghieh, Toufic Eid, Samir Akel, Nabil Khoury, Layal Bayram, Matthew J Krasin, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh
BACKGROUND: Children with malignant bone tumors have average 5-year survival rates of 60% to 70% with current multimodality therapy. Local control modalities aimed at preserving function greatly influence the quality of life of long-term survivors. In developing countries, the limited availability of multidisciplinary care and limited expertise in specialized surgery and pediatric radiation therapy, as well as financial cost, all form barriers to achieving optimal outcomes in this population...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717230/activin-signaling-is-an-essential-component-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-pro-metastatic-phenotype-in-colorectal-cancer
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Jonas J Staudacher, Jessica Bauer, Arundhati Jana, Jun Tian, Timothy Carroll, Georgina Mancinelli, Özkan Özden, Nancy Krett, Grace Guzman, David Kerr, Paul Grippo, Barbara Jung
Advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a critical health care challenge worldwide. Various TGF-β superfamily members are important in colorectal cancer metastasis, but their signaling effects and predictive value have only been assessed in isolation. Here, we examine cross-regulation and combined functions of the two most prominent TGF-β superfamily members activin and TGF-β in advanced colorectal cancer. In two clinical cohorts we observed by immune-based assay that combined serum and tissue activin and TGF-β ligand levels predicts outcome in CRC patients and is superior to single ligand assessment...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711975/a-delphi-study-to-develop-indicators-of-cancer-patient-experience-for-quality-improvement
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Kathryn E Williams, Janet Sansoni, Darcy Morris, Cristina Thompson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop prioritised indicators to measure cancer patient experience and thus guide quality improvement in the delivery of patient care. METHODS: A Delphi study, consisting of two surveys and three workshops, was employed to gather expert opinions on the most important indicators to measure. Survey participants were 149 health professionals, academics/technical experts and consumers. The first survey was based on a literature review which identified 105 elements of care within 14 domains of patient experience...
July 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707421/safer-and-more-appropriate-opioid-prescribing-a-large-healthcare-system-s-comprehensive-approach
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Jan L Losby, Joel D Hyatt, Michael H Kanter, Grant Baldwin, Denis Matsuoka
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: The United States is in the midst of a public health epidemic with more than 40 people dying each day from prescription opioid overdoses. Health care systems are taking steps to address the opioid overdose epidemic by implementing policy and practice interventions to mitigate the risks of long-term opioid therapy. Kaiser Permanente Southern California launched a comprehensive initiative to transform the way that chronic pain is viewed and treated. Kaiser Permanente Southern California created prescribing and dispensing policies, monitoring and follow-up processes, and clinical coordination through electronic health record integration...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707205/knowledge-and-preferences-of-primary-care-providers-in-delivering-head-and-neck-cancer-survivorship-care
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Callie Berkowitz, Deborah H Allen, Jennifer Tenhover, Leah L Zullig, John Ragsdale, Jonathan E Fischer, Kathryn I Pollak, Bridget F Koontz
Long-term care for head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors is complex and requires coordination among multiple providers. Clinical practice guidelines highlight the role of primary care providers (PCPs) in screening for secondary cancer/recurrence, assessment of late/long-term side effects, and referrals for appropriate specialty management of toxicity. However, these responsibilities may be difficult to meet within the scope of primary care practice. We conducted this study to explore preferences, comfort, and knowledge of PCPs in the care of HNC survivors...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706009/perceptions-of-cancer-care-and-clinical-trials-in-the-black-community-implications-for-care-coordination-between-oncology-and-primary-care-teams
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Linda Sprague Martinez, Elmer R Freeman, Karen M Winkfield
BACKGROUND: Despite efforts to ameliorate disparities in cancer care and clinical trials, barriers persist. As part of a multiphase community-engaged assessment, an exploratory community-engaged research partnership, forged between an academic hospital and a community-based organization, set out to explore perceptions of cancer care and cancer clinical trials by black Bostonians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Key informant interviews with health care providers and patient advocates in community health centers (CHCs), organizers from grassroots coalitions focused on cancer, informed the development of a focus group protocol...
July 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700259/mixed-method-study-to-investigate-models-of-australian-integrative-oncology
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EunJin Lim, Janette L Vardy, Byeongsang Oh, Haryana M Dhillon
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the models of services and experiences of coordinators and directors engaged in providing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) or integrative medicine (IM) in oncology centers throughout Australia. DESIGN: Fourteen leaders of IM programs from ten systematically selected Australian oncology centers were interviewed. Participants described their center's service model. Interview transcripts were thematically analyzed to identify underlying themes...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689091/geographical-variability-in-survival-of-european-children-with-central-nervous-system-tumours
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G Gatta, R Peris-Bonet, O Visser, C Stiller, R Marcos-Gragera, M-J Sánchez, B Lacour, P Kaatsch, F Berrino, S Rutkowski, L Botta
Survival for childhood central nervous system (CNS) tumours varies across Europe, partly because of the difficulty of distinguishing malignant from non-malignant disease. This study examines bias in CNS tumours survival analysis to obtain the reliable and comparable survival figures. We analysed survival data for about 15,000 children (age <15) diagnosed with CNS between 2000 and 2007, from 71 population-based cancer registries in 27 countries. We selected high-quality data based on registry-specific data quality indicators and recorded observed 1-year and 5-year survival by countries and CNS entity...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688910/burden-of-palliative-care-issues-encountered-by-radiation-oncologists-caring-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Gregory M Parker, Virginia T LeBaron, Monica Krishnan, Ron Y Shiloh, Alexander Spektor, Lauren Hertan, Tracy A Balboni
PURPOSE: Radiation oncologists frequently provide care for patients with advanced cancer who are in their last months or weeks of life. This study examined the previously not well-characterized types and frequencies of palliative care issues encountered in consultations for palliative radiation therapy (PRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: This prospective, survey-based study assessed consecutive consults for PRT from May 19, 2014, to September 26, 2014 at 3 Boston-area community and academic, hospital-based centers...
May 25, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685390/cancer-care-coordination-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-over-30%C3%A2-years-of-empirical-studies
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Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, David Haggstrom, Paul K J Han, Kathleen M Fairfield, Paul Krebs, Steven B Clauser
BACKGROUND: According to a landmark study by the Institute of Medicine, patients with cancer often receive poorly coordinated care in multiple settings from many providers. Lack of coordination is associated with poor symptom control, medical errors, and higher costs. PURPOSE: The aims of this systematic review and meta-analysis were to (1) synthesize the findings of studies addressing cancer care coordination, (2) describe study outcomes across the cancer continuum, and (3) obtain a quantitative estimate of the effect of interventions in cancer care coordination on service system processes and patient health outcomes...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683215/monitoring-lung-cancer-screening-utilization-and-outcomes-in-four-cancer-research-network-sites
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Michael K Gould, Lori C Sakoda, Debra P Ritzwoller, Michael J Simoff, Christine M Neslund-Dudas, Lawrence H Kushi, Lisa Carter-Harris, Heather Spencer Feigelson, George Minowada, V Paul Doria-Rose
RATIONALE: Lung cancer screening registries can monitor screening outcomes and improve quality of care. OBJECTIVES: To describe nascent lung cancer screening programs and share efficient data collection approaches for mandatory registry reporting in four integrated health care systems of the NCI-funded Cancer Research Network. METHODS: We documented the distinctive characteristics of lung cancer screening programs, provided examples of strategies to facilitate data collection, and described early challenges and possible solutions...
July 6, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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