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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644537/psychosocial-demographic-and-illness-related-factors-associated-with-acute-traumatic-stress-responses-in-parents-of-children-with-a-serious-illness-or-injury
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Frank Muscara, Maria C McCarthy, Emma J Thompson, Claire-Marie Heaney, Stephen J C Hearps, Meredith Rayner, Kylie Burke, Jan M Nicholson, Vicki A Anderson
This study investigated factors associated with acute stress symptoms in parents of seriously ill children across a range of illnesses and treatment settings within a pediatric hospital setting. It was hypothesized that psychosocial variables would be more strongly associated with acute stress responses than demographic and child illness variables. Participants were 115 mothers and 56 fathers of children treated within the oncology, cardiology, and intensive care departments of a pediatric hospital. Acute stress, psychosocial, demographic, and medical data were collected within the first 4 weeks of the child's hospital admission...
June 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640703/integrating-evidence-based-medicine-for-treatment-of-spinal-metastases-into-a-decision-framework-neurologic-oncologic-mechanicals-stability-and-systemic-disease
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Ori Barzilai, Ilya Laufer, Yoshiya Yamada, Daniel S Higginson, Adam M Schmitt, Eric Lis, Mark H Bilsky
Patients with cancer are frequently affected by spinal metastases. Treatment is palliative, with the principle goals of pain relief, preservation of neurologic function, and improvement in quality of life. In the past decade, we have witnessed a dramatic change in the treatment paradigms due to the development of improved surgical strategies and systemic and radiation therapy. The most important change to these paradigms has been the integration of spinal stereotactic radiosurgery (SSRS), allowing delivery of tumoricidal radiation doses with sparing of nearby organs at risk...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640576/the-effect-of-aromatherapy-on-insomnia-and-other-common-symptoms-among-patients-with-acute-leukemia
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Lisa Blackburn, Sara Achor, Betty Allen, Nicole Bauchmire, Danielle Dunnington, Rebecca Klisovic, Steven Naber, Kirsten Roblee, Angela Samczak, Kelly Tomlinson-Pinkham, Esther Chipps
Purpose/Objectives: To determine if the use of aromatherapy improves insomnia and other common symptoms in hospitalized patients with newly diagnosed acute leukemia. Design: A randomized, crossover, washout trial. Setting: An inpatient acute leukemia unit at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard L. Solove Research Institute of the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University in Columbus. Sample: 50 patients who were newly diagnosed with acute leukemia and hospitalized to receive their initial four weeks of intensive induction chemotherapy...
June 16, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639097/effect-of-an-internet-based-telehealth-system-on-functional-capacity-and-cognition-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Noelia Galiano-Castillo, Manuel Arroyo-Morales, Mario Lozano-Lozano, Carolina Fernández-Lao, Lydia Martín-Martín, Rosario Del-Moral-Ávila, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva
PURPOSE: This trial determines the effect of an Internet-based tailored exercise program compared to usual care control for improving functional capacity and cognition among breast cancer survivors. METHODS: A two-arm, assessor-blinded, parallel, randomized controlled efficacy trial was conducted. Participants were recruited from the Oncology and Breast unit at the Virgen de las Nieves Hospital (Granada, Spain) between March 2012 to November 2013 and randomized to either the experimental group (an 8-week Internet-based tailored exercise program) or control group (usual care)...
June 22, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637073/-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-oncology-what%C3%A2-makes-sense
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Axel Eustachi, Dieter Melchart
The basis of any complementary therapy should be the recommendation of a healthy lifestyle (diet, nutrition, exercise, stress-reduction), and appropriate self-help techniques (e. g. thermotherapy, herbal OTC-products) aimed at releasing the patients' most debilitating symptoms. For therapy-resistant or strong symptoms, more invasive interventions or medical treatments with an acceptable evidence base can be used (e. g. acupuncture for cancer pain, herbal prescriptions). The effects of any complementary intervention should be controlled for a period of six weeks after its administration...
June 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635987/integrative-review-of-facility-interventions-to-manage-compassion-fatigue-in-oncology-nurses
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Dorien Wentzel, Petra Brysiewicz
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Oncology nurses are regularly exposed to high-stress situations that may lead to compassion fatigue, and many institutions have implemented interventions to reduce burnout in nurses, but knowledge on the feasiblity, effectiveness, and nurses' experience of interventions is lacking.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Electronic search of literature published from 1992-2015 was performed to evaluate in-facility interventions to manage compassion fatigue in oncology nurses...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635973/deconstructing-decisions-to-initiate-maintain-or-discontinue-adjuvant-endocrine-therapy-in-breast-cancer-survivors-a-mixed-methods-study
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Shirley M Bluethmann, Caitlin C Murphy, Jasmin A Tiro, Michelle A Mollica, Sally W Vernon, Leona Kay Bartholomew
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) has been shown to improve survival in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer survivors, but as many as half do not complete recommended treatment. Management of medication-related side effects and engagement with providers are two potentially modifiable factors, but their associations with adherence are not well understood. The aims were to build on survey results to qualitatively explore survivors' experiences with prescribed AET to (a) describe appraisal and management of AET side effects and (b) deconstruct decisions to initiate, discontinue, or maintain AET...
May 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635580/hide-and-sick-self-concealment-shame-and-distress-in-the-setting-of-psycho-oncology
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Reut Wertheim, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Michal Mashiach-Eizenberg, Noam Pizem, Einat Shacham-Shmueli, Gil Goldzweig
OBJECTIVE: Both trait and contextual self-concealment, as well as shame- and guilt-proneness, have previously been found to be associated with psychological distress. However, findings regarding the associations between these variables among patients with cancer and among the spouses of patients with cancer are limited. The aim of the current study was therefore to investigate the relationship between shame-proneness and psychological distress (anxiety and depression) by examining the mediating role of both trait and contextual self-concealment among patients with cancer and among the spouses of patients with cancer...
June 21, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633000/nutrition-support-for-critically-ill-patients-with-cancer
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Kristen Lach, Sarah J Peterson
Oncology patients often experience the classic signs of malnutrition-weight loss as well as fat and muscle wasting, which have been associated with poor tolerance to treatment and increased morbidity and mortality. Nutrition status may be an important factor in determining tolerance to treatment and outcomes associated with it. Thus, identification of those with preexisting malnutrition or who are at risk for developing malnutrition is crucial not only at time of cancer diagnosis but also throughout the treatment course so that nutrition interventions may be implemented to prevent development or worsening of malnutrition in this high-risk population...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632791/long-term-oncological-outcome-of-thymoma-and-thymic-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-235-cases-from-a-single-institution
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Yen-Chiang Tseng, Yen-Han Tseng, Hua-Lin Kao, Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Teh-Ying Chou, Yih-Gang Goan, Wen-Hu Hsu, Han-Shui Hsu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thymoma has a variable long-term oncological outcome after surgical resection. Survival and tumor recurrence were analyzed to determine the predisposing factors for tumor recurrence. METHODS: A total of 235 patients who underwent surgery for thymoma or thymic carcinoma from December 1997 to March 2013 were analyzed using Masaoka staging system and World Health Organization (WHO) histological classification. Surgical intervention included extended thymothymectomy via median sternotomy and thymomectomy via thoracotomy/ video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632251/effects-of-nurse-led-telephone-based-supportive-interventions-for-patients-with-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Soon-Rim Suh, Myung Kyung Lee
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: To evaluate the effects of nurse-led telephone-based supportive interventions (NTSIs) for patients with cancer.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Electronic databases, including EMBASE®, MEDLINE, Google Scholar, 
Cochrane Library CENTRAL, ProQuest Medical Library, and CINAHL®, were searched through February 2016.
. DATA EVALUATION: 239 studies were identified; 16 were suitable for meta-analysis. Cochrane's risk of bias tool and the Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software were used...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632248/perceived-benefits-and-barriers-to-exercise-for-recently-treated-adults-with-acute-leukemia
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Ashley Leak Bryant, AnnMarie L Walton, Mackenzi Pergolotti, Brett Phillips, Charlotte Bailey, Deborah K Mayer, Claudio Battaglini
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore perceived exercise benefits and barriers in adults with acute leukemia who recently completed an inpatient exercise intervention during induction therapy.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Descriptive, exploratory design using semistructured interviews.
. SETTING: Inpatient hematology/oncology unit at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill.
. PARTICIPANTS: 6 adults with acute leukemia aged 35-67 years...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632246/declines-noted-in-cognitive-processes-and-association-with-achievement-among-children-with-leukemia
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Kathleen C Insel, Marilyn J Hockenberry, Lynette L Harris, Kari M Koerner, Zhenqiang Lu, Kristin B Adkins, Olga A Taylor, Patricia M Gundy, Ida M Moore
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess change in specific cognitive processes during treatment with chemotherapy only among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). 
. DESIGN: A prospective, repeated measures design.
. SETTING: Pediatric oncology treatment centers at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson/Banner Children's-Diamond Medical Center (University of Arizona) and Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology centers (Baylor College of Medicine) in Houston...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632237/auricular-point-acupressure-to-manage-aromatase-inhibitor-induced-arthralgia-in-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-survivors-a-pilot-study
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Chao Hsing Yeh, Wei-Chun Lin, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen, Na-Jin Park, Lisa J Wood, G J van Londen, Dana Howard Bovbjerg
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of auricular point acupressure to manage aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia.
. DESIGN: Wait list control design.
. SETTING: Outpatient clinics and oncology center.
. SAMPLE: 20 women with aromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia.
. METHODS: After baseline data were collected, participants waited one month before they received acupressure once per week for four weeks at a convenient time...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629338/a-phase-2-randomized-trial-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-a-supervised-exercise-program-on-cardiotoxicity-at-3%C3%A2-months-in-patients-with-her2-overexpressing-breast-cancer-undergoing-adjuvant-treatment-by-trastuzumab-design-of-the-cardapac-study
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Quentin Jacquinot, Nathalie Meneveau, Marion Chatot, Franck Bonnetain, Bruno Degano, Malika Bouhaddi, Gilles Dumoulin, Dewi Vernerey, Xavier Pivot, Fabienne Mougin
BACKGROUND: The overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) in breast cancer is a poor prognosis. Trastuzumab improves overall survival but is associated with cardiotoxicity, especially a decline in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). In addition, chemotherapy and radiotherapy increase fatigue and pain, decrease physical capacity and health-related quality of life. To date, no study has evaluated the benefits of physical activity on the side effects of treatment in patients with HER2 positive breast cancer...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620815/radiation-related-toxicities-and-outcomes-in-endometrial-cancer-are-obese-women-at-a-disadvantage
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A Smits, J McGrane, A Lopes, E Kent, R Bekkers, L Massuger, N Simpson, K Galaal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of body mass index (BMI) on radiotherapy toxicities in endometrial cancer patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer between January 2006 and December 2014 at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. Women who received radiotherapy as part of their treatment, including external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and/or vaginal brachytherapy were included. Radiation-related toxicities were graded according to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) guidelines...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619272/patient-participation-during-oncological-encounters-barriers-and-need-for-supportive-interventions-experienced-by-elderly-cancer-patients
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Janneke Noordman, Jeanine A Driesenaar, Inge Henselmans, Jedidja Verboom, Monique Heijmans, Sandra van Dulmen
OBJECTIVE: To enhance patient participation during (oncological) encounters, this study aims to gain insight into communication barriers and supportive interventions experienced by elderly patients with cancer. METHOD: A mixed method design, including both quantitative (secondary survey data analysis) and qualitative (interviews) methods Survey data were used to identify communication barriers and need for supportive interventions of elderly cancer patients, compared to younger patients...
June 9, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614971/pilot-study-of-therapy-dog-visits-for-inpatient-youth-with-cancer
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Jessica Chubak, Rene Hawkes, Christi Dudzik, Jessica M Foose-Foster, Lauren Eaton, Rebecca H Johnson, Catherine Fiona Macpherson
This study assessed the feasibility of studying animal-assisted activities (AAA) in inpatient pediatric oncology and collected preliminary data on potential benefits of AAA for this population. Patients at a large pediatric hospital were identified using electronic medical records and approached with physician approval. Patients completed surveys before and after a therapy dog visit in their private hospital room. Data on infections were ascertained by electronic medical record review. Provider surveys were placed in provider common areas and distributed through a link in an e-mail...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610779/survival-and-complications-following-surgery-and-radiation-for-localized-prostate-cancer-an-international-collaborative-review
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Christopher J D Wallis, Adam Glaser, Jim C Hu, Hartwig Huland, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Daniel Moon, Declan G Murphy, Paul L Nguyen, Matthew J Resnick, Robert K Nam
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of treatment options for localized prostate cancer (PCa) remains among the highest priorities for comparative effectiveness research. Surgery and radiotherapy (RT) are the two interventions most commonly used. OBJECTIVE: To provide a critical narrative review of evidence of the comparative effectiveness and harms of surgery and RT in the treatment of localized PCa. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A collaborative critical narrative review of the literature was conducted...
June 10, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610746/a-universal-genetic-testing-initiative-for-patients-with-high-grade-non-mucinous-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-and-the-implications-for-cancer-treatment
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Erica M Bednar, Holly D Oakley, Charlotte C Sun, Catherine C Burke, Mark F Munsell, Shannon N Westin, Karen H Lu
OBJECTIVE: Genetic counseling (GC) and germline genetic testing (GT) for BRCA1 and BRCA2 are considered standard of care for patients with high-grade, non-mucinous epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancers (HGOC). We describe a universal genetic testing initiative to increase the rates of recommendation and acceptance of GC and GT to >80% for patients with HGOC at our institution. METHODS: Data from a consecutive cohort of patients seen in our gynecologic oncology clinics between 9/1/2012 and 8/31/2015 for evaluation of HGOC were retrospectively analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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