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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912991/malignant-spinal-cord-compression-adapting-conventional-rehabilitation-approaches
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REVIEW
Lisa Marie Ruppert
Spinal tumors are classically grouped into 3 categories: extradural, intradural extramedullary, and intradural intramedullary. Spinal tumors may cause spinal cord compression and vascular compromise resulting in pain or neurologic compromise. They may also alter the architecture of the spinal column, resulting in spinal instability. Oncologic management of spinal tumors varies according to the stability of the spine, neurologic status, and presence of pain. Treatment options include surgical intervention, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormonal manipulation...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912948/therapeutic-efficacy-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-kuan-sin-yin-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-advanced-colon-cancer-a-controlled-trial
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Tsai-Ju Chien, Chia-Yu Liu, Ruey-Hwa Lu, Chin-Wei Kuo, Yang-Chao Lin, Chung-Hua Hsu
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used increasingly as complementary medicine in cancer care. Kuan-Sin-Yin (KSY) is a TCM decoction containing seven herbs known to cause immunomodulation or anticancer activity, and which are associated with the TCM concept of Qi and energy supply. Kuan-Sin-Yin has cytostatic effects on cancer cells in animal models. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the level of improvement in meridian energy and heart-rate variability (HRV) and to assess whether these observations are compatible with TCM theory...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912830/advances-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Gregory P Kalemkerian, Bryan J Schneider
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive neuroendocrine tumor characterized by early metastatic spread and responsiveness to initial therapy. The incidence of SCLC has been declining in the United States in parallel with the decreasing prevalence of cigarette smoking. Limited stage disease is potentially curable with chemoradiotherapy followed by cranial irradiation. Extensive stage disease is incurable, but systemic chemotherapy can improve quality of life and prolong survival. Nearly all patients relapse with chemoresistant disease...
February 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909096/excitatory-hindbrain-forebrain-communication-is-required-for-cisplatin-induced-anorexia-and-weight-loss
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Amber L Alhadeff, Ruby A Holland, Huiyuan Zheng, Linda Rinaman, Harvey J Grill, Bart C De Jonghe
: Cisplatin chemotherapy is commonly used to treat cancer despite severe energy balance side effects. In rats, cisplatin activates nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) projections to the lateral parabrachial nucleus (lPBN), and calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) projections from the lPBN to the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA). We previously demonstrated that CeA glutamate receptor signaling mediates cisplatin-induced anorexia and body weight loss. Here, we use neuroanatomical tracing, immunofluorescence and confocal imaging to demonstrate that virtually all NTS→lPBN and lPBN→CeA CGRP projections co-express vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (VGLUT2), providing evidence that excitatory projections mediate cisplatin-induced energy balance dysregulation...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909037/safety-and-efficacy-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-combined-with-s-1-simultaneously-followed-by-sequential-s-1-as-an-initial-treatment-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-silapanc-trial-study-design-and-rationale-of-a-phase-ii-clinical-trial
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Xiaofei Zhu, Xiaoping Ju, Fei Cao, Fang Fang, Shuiwang Qing, Yuxin Shen, Zhen Jia, Yangsen Cao, Huojun Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Upfront surgeries are not beneficial to most patients with pancreatic cancer. Therefore, more emphasis has been placed chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced pancreatic cancer recently. Gemcitabine-based regimens or FOLFIRINOX (a chemotherapy regimen including leucovorin, 5-FU, irinotecan, oxaliplatin) has been proven as a standard chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer. However, severe toxicities may prevent the completion of chemotherapy. S-1 has showed better objective response rates, similar overall survival rates and progression-free survival rates compared with gemcitabine, revealing that S-1 may be a potential candidate in treating pancreatic cancer, especially for patients refractory to gemcitabine...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908748/the-chemotherapeutic-agent-paclitaxel-selectively-impairs-learning-while-sparing-source-memory-and-spatial-memory
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Alexandra E Smith, Richard A Slivicki, Andrea G Hohmann, Jonathon D Crystal
: Chemotherapeutic agents are widely used to treat patients with systemic cancer. The efficacy of these therapies is undermined by their adverse side-effect profiles such as cognitive deficits that have a negative impact on the quality of life of cancer survivors. Cognitive side effects occur across a variety of domains, including memory, executive function, and processing speed. Such impairments are exacerbated under cognitive challenges and a subgroup of patients experience long-term impairments...
November 28, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906436/iliac-crest-bone-graft-a-23-years-hystory-of-infection-at-donor-site-in-vertebral-arthrodesis-and-a-review-of-current-bone-substitutes
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L Babbi, G Barbanti-Brodano, A Gasbarrini, S Boriani
OBJECTIVE: This is an exemplary case report underlining a relevant morbidity which could be associated to the use of autologous iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) for spine fusion. CASE REPORT: Starting from 1990, a 25-years-old woman underwent two subsequent surgical treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma vertebral localizations. In the second surgery, arthrodesis was obtained with autograft through right posterior iliac crest osteotomy. During the chemotherapy treatment following the surgery, the patient suffered from infection at posterior iliac crest scar, the site of previous graft, caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906072/actrii-blockade-protects-mice-from-cancer-cachexia-and-prolongs-survival-in-the-presence-of-anti-cancer-treatments
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Shinji Hatakeyama, Serge Summermatter, Marie Jourdain, Stefan Melly, Giulia C Minetti, Estelle Lach-Trifilieff
BACKGROUND: Cachexia affects the majority of patients with advanced cancer and is associated with reduced treatment tolerance, response to therapy, quality of life, and life expectancy. Cachectic patients with advanced cancer often receive anti-cancer therapies against their specific cancer type as a standard of care, and whether specific ActRII inhibition is efficacious when combined with anti-cancer agents has not been elucidated yet. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated interactions between ActRII blockade and anti-cancer agents in CT-26 mouse colon cancer-induced cachexia model...
July 26, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903827/effects-of-auricular-acupressure-on-constipation-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-a-randomized-control-trial
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Jeongran Shin, Hyojung Park
The purpose was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure to relieve constipation in patients with breast cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy. Participants were 52 patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy at E University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, randomized into two groups of equal size. For the experimental group, auricular acupressure was applied to seven auricular acupoints for 6 weeks using vaccaria seeds, whereas the control group received the usual care. Constipation-assessment scores of the experimental group were significantly lower compared with the control group (p < ...
November 30, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901246/chemotherapy-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-elderly-population
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Fábio Nasser Santos, Tiago Biachi de Castria, Marcelo Rocha Souza Cruz, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of patients with newly diagnosed non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are over 70 years of age at diagnosis. Despite this fact, these patients are underrepresented in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). As a consequence, the most appropriate regimens for these patients are controversial, and the role of single-agent or combination therapy is unclear. In this setting, a critical systematic review of RCTs in this group of patients is warranted. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of different cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens for previously untreated elderly patients with advanced (stage IIIB and IV) NSCLC...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899785/-effective-treatment-of-a-case-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-with-advanced-esophageal-cancer
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Mitsuki Tanaka, Hitoshi Ogasawara, Satoru Nakagawa, Kosuke Kamata, Kiyonori Yamai, Hiroshi Aisawa, Ayako Yoshihara, Asano Kimura, Masahiko Aoki, Tomohiko Sasaki
A 72-year-old man was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and advanced esophageal cancer(cT3N3M1, clinical Stage IV, high-moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma). He was started on remission induction chemotherapy and postremission therapy provided according to the Japan Adult Leukemia Study Group's AML201 protocols. His acute myeloid leukemia showed a complete response. After that, he was administered radiotherapy for esophageal cancer and showed a partial response. One year after treatment, he developed a local recurrence of esophageal cancer...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898259/use-of-hormone-therapy-for-menopausal-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-breast-cancer-survivors-safe-and-ethical
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María Fernanda Garrido Oyarzún, Camil Castelo-Branco
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women and presently, the breast cancer survivors are an important group of women that faced the several consequences of estrogen deficiency, which is especially common in women after chemotherapy. The most bothersome is the vasomotor symptoms, which are effectively relieved by hormonal therapy (HT). Also, the increased risk of osteoporosis and coronary artery disease is major problem to be resolved in pos of maintaining a good quality of life. Fearing cancer recurrence, most physicians do not offer HT to women with a history of breast cancer...
November 29, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896642/seom-clinical-guideline-update-for-the-prevention-of-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-2016
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R de Las Peñas, A Blasco, J De Castro, Y Escobar, R García-Campelo, A Gúrpide, R Lopez-Lopez, M Majem, C A Rodríguez, J A Virizuela
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting is one of the most worrisome adverse effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients. It can cause severe discomfort and affect the quality of life. In recent years, the incorporation of new drugs has increased the efficacy of antiemetic treatments in the control of emesis associated with chemotherapy. This guideline, in which we give some treatment recommendations with level of evidence and grade of recommendation, provides an update of the previously published guideline of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology and represents our continued commitment to improving supportive care in cancer patients...
November 28, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896641/seom-clinical-guideline-of-fertility-preservation-and-reproduction-in-cancer-patients-2016
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M Muñoz, A Santaballa, M A Seguí, C Beato, S de la Cruz, J Espinosa, P J Fonseca, J Perez, T Quintanar, A Blasco
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy often result in reduced fertility in cancer patients. With increasing survival rates, fertility is an important quality-of-life concern for many young cancer patients. Around 70-75% of young cancer survivors are interested in parenthood but the numbers of patients who access fertility preservation techniques prior to treatment are significantly lower. Moreover, despite existing guidelines, healthcare professionals do not address fertility preservation issues adequately. There is a critical need for improvements in clinical care to ensure patients are well informed about infertility risks and fertility preservation options and to support them in their reproductive decision-making prior to cancer treatment...
November 28, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896440/a-phase-iii-open-label-randomized-multicenter-controlled-trial-of-oral-versus-intravenous-treosulfan-in-heavily-pretreated-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-a-study-of-the-north-eastern-german-society-of-gynecological-oncology-noggo
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Jalid Sehouli, Oliver Tomè, Desislava Dimitrova, Oumar Camara, Ingo Bernhard Runnebaum, Hans Werner Tessen, Beate Rautenberg, Radoslav Chekerov, Mustafa Zelal Muallem, Michael Patrick Lux, Tanja Trarbach, Gerald Gitsch
OBJECTIVE: In recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC), there is a high demand on effective therapies with a mild toxicity profile. Treosulfan is an alkylating agent approved as oral (p.o.) and intravenous (i.v.) formulation for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer. Data on safety and efficacy for either formulation are rare. For the first time we conducted a randomized phase III study comparing both formulations in women with ROC. METHODS: Patients having received at least two previous lines of chemotherapy were randomly assigned to one of two treatment arms: treosulfan i...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893174/is-there-a-relationship-between-objectively-measured-cognitive-changes-in-patients-with-solid-tumours-undergoing-chemotherapy-treatment-and-their-health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Marie-Rose Dwek, Lorna Rixon, Catherine Hurt, Alice Simon, Stanton Newman
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review examines whether there is a relationship between objective measures of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment in patients with solid cancer tumours and health related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Multiple online databases were searched (including Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, CINAHL, PubMed and Web of Science) in order to identify articles published between 1980 and 2016 examining the extent of chemotherapy-related cognitive deficit and its relationship with HRQoL in cancer patients...
November 28, 2016: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893130/effect-of-inpatient-palliative-care-on-quality-of-life-2-weeks-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Areej El-Jawahri, Thomas LeBlanc, Harry VanDusen, Lara Traeger, Joseph A Greer, William F Pirl, Vicki A Jackson, Jason Telles, Alison Rhodes, Thomas R Spitzer, Steven McAfee, Yi-Bin A Chen, Stephanie S Lee, Jennifer S Temel
Importance: During hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), patients receive high-dose chemotherapy before transplantation and experience significant physical and psychological symptoms and poor quality of life (QOL). Objective: To assess the effect of inpatient palliative care on patient- and caregiver-reported outcomes during hospitalization for HCT and 3 months after transplantation. Design, Setting, and Participants: Nonblinded randomized clinical trial among 160 adults with hematologic malignancies undergoing autologous/allogeneic HCT and their caregivers (n = 94)...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891816/dll4-overexpression-increases-gastric-cancer-stem-progenitor-cell-self-renewal-ability-and-correlates-with-poor-clinical-outcome-via-notch-1-signaling-pathway-activation
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Zhi-Feng Miao, Hao Xu, Hui-Mian Xu, Zhen-Ning Wang, Ting-Ting Zhao, Yong-Xi Song, Ying-Ying Xu
Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignant diseases, and poses a serious threat to the quality of human life. Gastric cancer stem/progenitor cells (GCSPCs) have critical effects on tumor formation, affecting specific features of self-renewal and differentiation and playing a critical role in metastasis. The Notch-1 pathway is crucially important to GCSPCs and is regulated by DLL4. In this study, DLL4 and Nestin levels were measured in 383 gastric cancer tissue samples by immunohistochemistry, and the clinico-pathological features of patients assessed...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891440/radiation-therapy-in-paediatric-orbital-granulocytic-sarcomas-experience-from-a-tertiary-cancer-center
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Sushmita Pathy, Bhanu Prasad Venkatesulu, Supriya Mallick, Subhash Chander
INTRODUCTION: Orbital Granulocytic Sarcoma (OGS) is an uncommon manifestation associated with haematological malignancies. Chemotherapy remains the cornerstone of the treatment. The role of radiation is not well-defined. AIM: To evaluate the effect of radiation in OGS and to define an optimal dose for achieving adequate local control. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 11 patients who received radiation therapy to orbit for Granulocytic Sarcoma (GS) between 2007 and 2014 at a tertiary cancer center in India...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889257/translation-and-cultural-adaptation-of-the-shame-and-stigma-scale-sss-into-portuguese-brazil-to-evaluate-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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William Eduardo Pirola, Bianca Sakamoto Ribeiro Paiva, Eliane Marçon Barroso, David W Kissane, Claudia Valéria Maseti Pimenta Serrano, Carlos Eduardo Paiva
INTRODUCTION: Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) is the sixth leading cause of death from cancer worldwide and its treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. The surgical procedure may cause mutilating sequelae, that can alter patient self-image. Thus, HNC is often connected to the negative stigma with decreased quality of life. Few studies assess the social stigma and shame perceived by patients with HNC. OBJECTIVE: To perform the translation and cultural adaptation of the Shame and Stigma Scale (SSS) into Portuguese (Brazil)...
November 9, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
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