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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239862/primary-ureteral-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-dog
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F W Yap, X B Huizing, R Rasotto, K L Bowlt-Blacklock
CASE DESCRIPTION: A nearly 6-year-old female spayed Labrador Retriever was presented for acute abdominal pain and lethargy. The dog had no previous health concerns apart from occasional episodes of urinary incontinence in the 2 months prior to presentation. A retroperitoneal mass involving the right ureter was found during the investigations. Serum urea was mildly elevated, but the serum creatinine was within the normal range. No distant metastases were detected. A right ureteronephrectomy was performed...
March 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230041/gefitinib-single-drug-in-treatment-of-advanced-esophageal-cancer
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Yingjun Xu, Zhihui Xie, Yan Shi, Mengwei Zhang, Jia Pan, Yanming Li, Hong Lu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and toxicity of gefitinib single drug in treatment of advanced esophageal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one case of advanced esophageal cancer were included from February 2012 to June 2016 in the Department of Oncology, Huaihe Hospital of Henan University. All of the included 41 cases were pathology or cytology confirmed of esophageal cancer with advanced stage with previously chemotherapy regimen of cisplatin or fluorouracil...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229076/locoregional-therapies-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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Christof M Sommer, Hans U Kauczor, Philippe L Pereira
BACKGROUND: Cholangiocarcinoma (CC) is the second most primary liver malignancy with increasing incidence in Western countries. Currently, surgical R0 resection is regarded as the only potentially curative treatment. The results of systemic chemotherapy and best supportive care (BSC) in patients with metastatic disease are often disappointing in regard to toxicity, oncologic efficacy, and overall survival. In current practice, the use of different locoregional therapies is increasingly more accepted...
December 2016: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228661/feasibility-of-an-exercise-intervention-for-fatigued-breast-cancer-patients-at-a-community-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-program
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Stefanie De Jesus, Lyndsay Fitzgeorge, Karen Unsworth, David Massel, Neville Suskin, Harry Prapavessis, Michael Sanatani
PURPOSE: Exercise is beneficial to quality of life after cancer treatment, yet few cancer survivors meet exercise guidelines. Our study sought to determine the feasibility of an oncology rehabilitation exercise program embedded within a cardiac rehabilitation program. METHODS: Patients who rated their fatigue >4/10 after completion of adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer were screened for eligibility and the outcomes were assessed (Piper Fatigue Scale, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast [FACT-B], Edmonton Symptom Assessment System, body composition, stress test, and physical activity measurement [accelerometer])...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226414/methylene-blue-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-pain-associated-with-oral-mucositis
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Carlos J Roldan, Kent Nouri, Thomas Chai, Billy Huh
Oral mucositis is a common and often debilitating complication among cancer patients receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck or chemotherapy agents, or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pain and decreased oral function associated with oral mucositis may persist long after the conclusion of therapy. Although most patients respond to conservative management, a subset of patients develop intractable pain with severe consequences. For some, the use of total parenteral nutrition with insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tubes is the only alternative...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225444/third-line-salvage-chemotherapy-for-recurrent-carcinoma-of-the-cervix-is-associated-with-minimal-response-rate-and-high-toxicity
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Dustin B Manders, Siobhan M Kehoe, David S Miller, Jayanthi S Lea, Debra L Richardson
BACKGROUND: Metastatic and recurrent cervical cancer is rarely a curable disease. Systemic chemotherapy is typically recommended for treatment based on clinical trials in the first-line or second-line setting. Rare patients who progress through 2 salvage regimens will have the performance status, medical ability, and desire to continue cytotoxic therapy. For these patients, there are no data to provide effective counseling regarding expected response rates (RRs) and toxicities. We sought to review our experience with this patient population...
February 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223843/the-use-of-rotation-to-fentanyl-in-cancer-related-pain
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Delia Dima, Ciprian Tomuleasa, Ioana Frinc, Sergiu Pasca, Lorand Magdo, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Mihai Muresan, Cosmin Lisencu, Alexandru Irimie, Mihnea Zdrenghea
Pain is commonly diagnosed with respect to cancer and heart diseases, being a major symptom in most neoplastic diseases. Uncontrolled pain leads to a decrease in the quality of life and an increase in the morbidity of the patient. Opioids represent the best analgetic supportive therapy and are frequently used in patients suffering from cancer and experiencing a high level of pain. Opioid treatment starts with a gradual titration of the dose until the minimum effective dose and the maximum tolerated dose are determined...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222789/is-ccnu-lomustine-valuable-for-treatment-of-cutaneous-epitheliotropic-lymphoma-in-dogs-a-critically-appraised-topic
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Aurore Laprais, Thierry Olivry
BACKGROUND: CCNU and other treatment protocols are commonly offered to owners for the treatment of dogs diagnosed with cutaneous (epitheliotropic) T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Chemotherapy protocols provide variable benefits; they have different side-effects, and they typically require monitoring to detect drug toxicity at a non-negligible cost to the owner. At this time, even though CCNU is most often recommended to treat dogs with CTCL, there is no clear consensus on the benefit of this drug...
February 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222075/a-pilot-study-of-a-cognitive-behavioral-intervention-for-breast-cancer-survivors
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Heather Becker, Ashley M Henneghan, Deborah L Volker, Sabrina Q Mikan
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To test combining a group intervention to build self-efficacy for using compensatory strategies and lifestyle adjustments with brain-training practice to improve cognition.
. DESIGN: A quasiexperimental design.
. SETTING: Texas Oncology, a community oncology practice in Austin.
. SAMPLE: 20 women aged 35-65 years, who had finished chemotherapy at least three months before the study, were within five years of completing all treatment, and had self-reported cognitive concerns...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221865/cost-effectiveness-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-braf-wild-type-advanced-melanoma
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Christine G Kohn, Simon B Zeichner, Qiushi Chen, Alberto J Montero, Daniel A Goldstein, Christopher R Flowers
Purpose Patients who are diagnosed with stage IV metastatic melanoma have an estimated 5-year relative survival rate of only 17%. Randomized controlled trials of recent US Food and Drug Administration-approved immune checkpoint inhibitors-pembrolizumab (PEM), nivolumab (NIVO), and ipilumumab (IPI)-demonstrate improved patient outcomes, but the optimal treatment sequence in patients with BRAF wild-type metastatic melanoma remains unclear. To inform policy makers about the value of these treatments, we developed a Markov model to compare the cost-effectiveness of different strategies for sequencing novel agents for the treatment of advanced melanoma...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220023/early-palliative-care-reduces-end-of-life-intensive-care-unit-icu-use-but-not-icu-course-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Andrew M Romano, Kristine E Gade, Gradon Nielsen, Robert Havard, James H Harrison, Josh Barclay, George J Stukenborg, Paul W Read, Leslie J Blackhall, Patrick M Dillon
BACKGROUND: Early palliative care for advanced cancer patients improves quality of life and survival, but less is known about its effect on intensive care unit (ICU) use at the end of life. This analysis assessed the effect of a comprehensive early palliative care program on ICU use and other outcomes among patients with advanced cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients with advanced cancer enrolled in an early palliative care program (n = 275) was compared with a concurrent control group of patients receiving standard care (n = 195) during the same time period by using multivariable logistic regression analysis...
February 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219849/surgical-management-of-malignant-bowel-obstruction-in-recurrent-pancreatic-cancer
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Hyung Sun Kim, Joon Seong Park, Jin Hong Lim, Ja Hoon Back, Dong Sup Yoon
INTRODUCTION: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is harrowing complication of gastrointestinal cancers. Only a few studies have reported on the surgical roles of bowel obstruction from recurrent pancreatic cancer. We report successfully management for malignant bowel obstruction by palliative surgery for relief of symptoms. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 43 year old man was diagnosed with pancreatic tail cancer. After distal pancreatectomy, he underwent six cycle of adjuvant chemotherapy...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219113/personality-coping-and-social-support-as-predictors-of-long-term-quality-of-life-trajectories-in-older-breast-cancer-survivors-calgb-protocol-369901-alliance
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Estrella Durá-Ferrandis, Jeanne S Mandelblatt, Jonathan Clapp, George Luta, Leigh Anne Faul, Gretchen Kimmick, Harvey J Cohen, Rachel L Yung, Arti Hurria
OBJECTIVE: To determine long-term quality-of-life (QoL) trajectories among breast cancer survivors aged 65+ ("older") evaluating the effects of personality and social support. METHODS: Older women (N = 1280) newly diagnosed with invasive, non-metastatic breast cancer completed baseline assessments. Follow-up data were collected 6 and 12 months later and then annually for up to 7 years (median 4.5 years). QoL was assessed using EORTC-QLQC30 emotional, physical, and cognitive scales...
February 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217830/relationship-between-alcohol-metabolism-and-chemotherapy-induced-emetic-events-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Toshitaka Uomori, Yoshiya Horimoto, Kaoru Mogushi, Joe Matsuoka, Mitsue Saito
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) can negatively affect quality of life and treatment compliance in breast cancer patients. Habitual alcohol consumption reportedly shows an inverse correlation with CINV, though the underlying mechanism is unknown. Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), one of the two ALDH isozymes, is reportedly the major factor among several genetic polymorphisms possibly affecting alcohol metabolism. More than 40% of Japanese have ALDH2 mutations, while almost all Westerners have the wild type...
February 20, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216872/thyroid-mass-metastasis-from-nasopharyngeal-cancer-an-unusual-presentation
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Shirley C Lewis, Anil K D'cruz, Amit Joshi, Rajiv Kumar, Shubhada V Kane, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar
Thyroid gland is an uncommon site of metastasis, and metastasis to the gland secondary to nasopharyngeal carcinoma is seldom seen. We were only able to identify eight reported cases in the literature. A 61-year-old man, diagnosed case of nasopharyngeal cancer-second primary ( first primary-oropharynx), was found to have a thyroid nodule on routine follow-up positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan. There was no evidence of metastases at any other sites. The thyroid nodule was confirmed as metastatic carcinoma by fine needle aspiration cytology...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216397/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-low-grade-gliomas-clinical-results-at-long-term-follow-up-on-tumor-control-and-patients-quality-of-life
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Filippo Gagliardi, Michele Bailo, Alfio Spina, Carmine A Donofrio, Nicola Boari, Alberto Franzin, Arianna Fava, Antonella Del Vecchio, Angelo Bolognesi, Pietro Mortini
OBJECT: Surgery represents first-line therapy for low-grade gliomas (LGGs), in some cases followed by radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy. Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has gained more relevance in the management of these tumors. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of GKRS for the treatment of LGGs. METHODS: Forty-two treatments, performed between 2001 and 2014 on 39 patients harboring LGGs, were included. Forty-eight percent of patients underwent previous surgery, while 20...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214419/recommendations-for-gonadotoxicity-surveillance-in-male-childhood-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors-a-report-from-the-international-late-effects-of-childhood-cancer-guideline-harmonization-group-in-collaboration-with-the-pancaresurfup-consortium
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REVIEW
Roderick Skinner, Renee L Mulder, Leontien C Kremer, Melissa M Hudson, Louis S Constine, Edit Bardi, Annelies Boekhout, Anja Borgmann-Staudt, Morven C Brown, Richard Cohn, Uta Dirksen, Alexsander Giwercman, Hiroyuki Ishiguro, Kirsi Jahnukainen, Lisa B Kenney, Jacqueline J Loonen, Lilian Meacham, Sebastian Neggers, Stephen Nussey, Cecilia Petersen, Margarett Shnorhavorian, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Hanneke M van Santen, William H B Wallace, Daniel M Green
Treatment with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or surgery that involves reproductive organs can cause impaired spermatogenesis, testosterone deficiency, and physical sexual dysfunction in male pubertal, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors. Guidelines for surveillance and management of potential adverse effects could improve cancer survivors' health and quality of life. Surveillance recommendations vary considerably, causing uncertainty about optimum screening practices. This clinical practice guideline recommended by the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group in collaboration with the PanCareSurFup Consortium, developed using evidence-based methodology, critically synthesises surveillance recommendations for gonadotoxicity in male childhood, adolescent, and young adult (CAYA) cancer survivors...
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205574/neuropathic-pain
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REVIEW
Luana Colloca, Taylor Ludman, Didier Bouhassira, Ralf Baron, Anthony H Dickenson, David Yarnitsky, Roy Freeman, Andrea Truini, Nadine Attal, Nanna B Finnerup, Christopher Eccleston, Eija Kalso, David L Bennett, Robert H Dworkin, Srinivasa N Raja
Neuropathic pain is caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory system, including peripheral fibres (Aβ, Aδ and C fibres) and central neurons, and affects 7-10% of the general population. Multiple causes of neuropathic pain have been described and its incidence is likely to increase owing to the ageing global population, increased incidence of diabetes mellitus and improved survival from cancer after chemotherapy. Indeed, imbalances between excitatory and inhibitory somatosensory signalling, alterations in ion channels and variability in the way that pain messages are modulated in the central nervous system all have been implicated in neuropathic pain...
February 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205449/variations-in-comt-and-ntrk2-influence-symptom-burden-in-women-undergoing-breast-cancer-treatment
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Erin E Young, Debra Lynch Kelly, Insop Shim, Kyle M Baumbauer, Angela Starkweather, Debra E Lyon
Women with breast cancer frequently report distressing symptoms during and after treatment that can significantly erode quality of life (QOL). Symptom burden among women with breast cancer is of complex etiology and is likely influenced by disease, treatment, and environmental factors as well as individual genetic differences. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships between genetic polymorphisms within Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 1 (NTRK1), Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 2 (NTRK2), and catechol-O-methyltransferase ( COMT) and patient symptom burden of QOL, pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance before, during, and after treatment for breast cancer in a subset of participants ( N = 51) in a randomized clinical trial of a novel symptom-management modality for women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204996/incidence-of-taxane-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-receiving-treatment-and-prescription-patterns-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Su Jeong Song, Ji Min, Sung Yun Suh, Sun Hoi Jung, Hyeon Joo Hahn, Seock-Ah Im, Ju-Yeun Lee
PURPOSE: Taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy (TIPN) can affect quality of life and treatment outcomes in breast cancer patients. Despite the high incidence, treatment of PN has not been established. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and prescribing pattern of TIPN receiving pharmacologic treatment in real-world practice. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 1629 breast cancer patients who received taxanes at the Seoul National University Hospital from July 2012 to June 2014...
February 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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