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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900743/-the-relationship-between-coping-behaviors-and-symptom-distress-in-elderly-patients-with-cancer-undergoing-initial-chemotherapy
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Shih-Ping Wu, Ya-Chuan Hsu
BACKGROUND: Elderly cancer patients undergoing initial chemotherapy often suffer discomfort from medication-related symptom distress. This discomfort may affect treatment responses and outcomes negatively. PURPOSE: This correlational, cross-sectional design study used a purposive sample of 100 patients who were both over 60 years of age and currently undergoing initial chemotherapy. The participants completed a structured questionnaire that was administered at a medical center in southern Taiwan...
December 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900243/trismus-in-oral-cancer-patients-undergoing-surgery-and-radiotherapy
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Padmanidhi Agarwal, H R Shiva Kumar, Kirthi Kumar Rai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of trismus before and after surgery and subsequent radiotherapy for patients of oral cancer and to determine the risk factors for the same. METHODS: 30 patients diagnosed with oral cancer were included. Maximum mouth opening was measured for each patient as the inter incisal distance and was measured on 4 occasions - preoperatively at the time of diagnosis, post-operatively at discharge from the hospital, post-radiotherapy and at 6 months follow-up...
November 2016: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885457/-psma-targeted-radioligand-therapy-in-prostate-cancer
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M M Heck, M Retz, R Tauber, K Knorr, C Kratochwil, M Eiber
Radioligand therapy (RLT) directed against prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) enables tumor-specific treatment directed against PSMA-overexpressing prostate cancer cells. Several PSMA ligands such as PSMA-617 or PSMA-I&T have been developed that can be labeled with β‑radiating lutetium-177. These are currently applied in compassionate use programs to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). PSMA-directed RLT is currently being offered in several nuclear medicine departments throughout Germany...
November 24, 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879493/socioeconomic-status-and-site-specific-cancer-incidence-a-bayesian-approach-in-a-french-cancer-registries-network-study
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Joséphine Bryere, Olivier Dejardin, Ludivine Launay, Marc Colonna, Pascale Grosclaude, Guy Launoy
The aim of this study was to identify and compare cancer sites whose incidence is influenced by social deprivation. The study population comprised 189 144 cases of cancer diagnosed between 2006 and 2009, recorded in member registries of the French Network of Cancer Registries. Social environment was assessed at an aggregate level using the European Deprivation Index. The association between incidence and socioeconomic status was assessed by a geographical Bayesian Poisson model enabling a reduction of the overall variability and smoothing of the relative risks by sharing information provided by multiple geographic units...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876746/-the-cross-plastic-correction-of-the-soft-tissue-defect-on-the-neck-with-the-use-of-a-pectoral-flap-harvested-from-the-opposite-side
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A L Klochikhin, G I Markov, A L Chistyakov, N N Kosheleva
The authors describe a patient presenting with initially multiple metachronous cancer spreading over the right-handed side of the mouth floor and the right-handed part of the lower jaw. The patient who underwent cross-plastic surgery for the correction of the extensive soft tissue defect on the neck with the use of the musculocutaneous pectoral flap with the axial blood supply is described. The observation during the 14 year follow-up period confirmed the good functional outcome of the treatment.
2016: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875526/caphosol-for-prevention-of-oral-mucositis-in-pediatric-myeloablative-haematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Nathaniel Treister, Michael Nieder, Christina Baggott, Ellen Olson, Lu Chen, Ha Dang, Mark Krailo, Amanda August, Lillian Sung
BACKGROUND: The primary objective was to determine whether topically administered Caphosol, rinsed orally four times daily at the initiation of conditioning, reduces the duration of severe oral mucositis (OM) compared with placebo among children and adolescents undergoing haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). METHODS: This was a Children's Oncology Group multicentre randomised double-blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial. Patients between the ages of 4 and 21 years who were scheduled to undergo myeloablative HCT for any indication were randomised to Caphosol or placebo saline rinses four times daily from initiation of conditioning through day +20...
November 22, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869786/a-role-for-leucoanthocyanidin-reductase-in-the-extension-of-proanthocyanidins
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Chenggang Liu, Xiaoqiang Wang, Vladimir Shulaev, Richard A Dixon
Proanthocyanidins (PAs) are the second most abundant plant polyphenolic compounds after lignin. PAs affect taste, mouth feel and astringency of many fruits, wines and beverages(1,2), have been associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease(3-5), can improve nutrition and prevent bloat in ruminant animals(6) and enhance soil nitrogen retention(7). PAs are oligomers and polymers of flavan-3-ols, primarily (-)-epicatechin and (+)-catechin, but the mechanism by which the monomers polymerize and become insoluble is currently unknown...
November 21, 2016: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867395/radioactive-iodine-administration-is-associated-with-persistent-related-symptoms-in-patients-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Pablo Florenzano, Francisco J Guarda, Rodrigo Jaimovich, Nicolás Droppelmann, Hernán González, José M Domínguez
Context. Radioiodine (RAI) administration has adverse effects in patients treated for thyroid cancer (DTC), but there is scarce information regarding their intensity and duration. Objective. To evaluate frequency and intensity of early and late RAI-related symptoms in patients with DTC. Design. Observational prospective study. Patients. DTC patients who underwent thyroidectomy, with or without RAI. Measurements. Patients answered 2 surveys: (1) from 0 to 6 months and (2) between 6 and 18 months after initial treatment...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861470/-mandibular-osteoradionecrosis-orn-as-a-side-effect-of-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment-factors-that-induce-it
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José Francisco Gallegos-Hernández, Alejandro Reyes-Vivanco, Héctor Arias-Ceballos, Gerardo Gabriel Minauro-Muñoz, Alma Lilia Ortiz-Maldonado, Daniel Israel García-Ruiz, Martín Hernández-Sanjuán
INTRODUCTION: Osteoradionecrosis of the mandible is a relatively common complication in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy or concomitant chemoradiotherapy, characterized by exposure of the mandibular bone either in the mouth or in the facial skin, with no improvement with conservative treatment for six months. The risk factors are radiotherapy in head and neck region, lack of dental prophylaxis before treatment and dental extraction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study analyzing incidence and etiologic factors of osteoradionecrosis in 250 patients undergoing radiotherapy or combined treatment of cervicofacial area between 2002 and 2010...
November 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845887/a-review-of-heavy-metals-in-indoor-dust-and-its-human-health-risk-implications
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Sock Yin Tan, Sarva Mangala Praveena, Emilia Zainal Abidin, Manraj Singh Cheema
Indoor dust acts as a media for heavy metal deposition. Past studies have shown that heavy metal concentration in indoor dust is affected by local human activities and atmospheric transport can have harmful effects on human health. Additionally, children are more sensitive to heavy metals due to their hand-to-mouth behaviour and rapid body development. However, limited information on health risks were found in past dust studies as these studies aimed to identify heavy metal concentrations and sources of indoor dust...
December 1, 2016: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836120/computationally-efficient-analysis-of-particle-transport-and-deposition-in-a-human-whole-lung-airway-model-part-ii-dry-powder-inhaler-application
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Arun V Kolanjiyil, Clement Kleinstreuer, Ruxana T Sadikot
Pulmonary drug delivery is becoming a favored route for administering drugs to treat both lung and systemic diseases. Examples of lung diseases include asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and pulmonary fibrosis. Special respiratory drugs are administered to the lungs, using an appropriate inhaler device. Next to the pressurized metered-dose inhaler (pMDI), the dry powder inhaler (DPI) is a frequently used device because of the good drug stability and a minimal need for patient coordination...
November 3, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831763/thyroid-patient-salivary-radioiodine-transit-and-dysfunction-assessment-using-chewing-gums
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Demetrios Okkalides
Radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction is the most frequent side-effect of I-131 thyroid therapy. Here, a novel saliva sampling method with ordinary chewing gums administered to the patients at appropriate time intervals post-treatment (TIPT) was used to relate this effect to chewing gum saliva activity (CGSA) content. Saliva samples were acquired after the oral administration of prescribed I-131 activity (radioactivity administered [RA]) to 19 differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and 16 hyperthyroidism patients of the radioisotope unit (RIU) during 2014 and 2015...
November 2016: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829423/relationship-between-traditional-chinese-medicine-constitutional-types-with-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-an-observational-study
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Yi Liu, Ting Pan, Wenjing Zou, Ye Sun, Yun Cai, Rui Wang, Pingping Han, Zhe Zhang, Qunying He, Feng Ye
BACKGROUND: The theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) constitution involves genetic characteristics, psychological factors, organ functions, and many other aspects. Studies have shown that TCM constitution is associated with HLA polymorphisms and has a genetic basis. A large number of Chinese studies have suggested that the clinical evolution of breast cancer may differ among patients with different TCM constitutions. In addition, patients with breast cancer and different TCM constitutions may have different degrees of myelosuppression after chemotherapy...
November 9, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809281/ph-dependent-antimicrobial-peptides-and-proteins-their-mechanisms-of-action-and-potential-as-therapeutic-agents
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Erum Malik, Sarah R Dennison, Frederick Harris, David A Phoenix
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are potent antibiotics of the innate immune system that have been extensively investigated as a potential solution to the global problem of infectious diseases caused by pathogenic microbes. A group of AMPs that are increasingly being reported are those that utilise pH dependent antimicrobial mechanisms, and here we review research into this area. This review shows that these antimicrobial molecules are produced by a diverse spectrum of creatures, including vertebrates and invertebrates, and are primarily cationic, although a number of anionic examples are known...
November 1, 2016: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802070/nose-laparoscopic-gastrectomies-for-early-gastric-cancer-may-reduce-morbidity-and-hospital-stay-early-results-from-a-prospective-non-randomized-study
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Cristiano Gs Hüscher, Marco Maria Lirici, Cecilia Ponzano
BACKGROUND: Natural Orifice Specimen Extraction - NOSE laparoscopy is a promising technique that avoids mini-laparotomy, possibly reducing postoperative pain, wound infections and hospital stay. Recent systematic reviews have shown that postoperative morbidity associated with laparoscopically assisted gastrectomies is similar to that after open gastrectomies. More specifically, there is no difference in wound infection rate. The study objective was to evaluate whether postoperative morbidity and hospital stay may be reduced by transoral specimen extraction after laparoscopically assisted gastrectomy for early gastric cancer...
November 1, 2016: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790571/assessment-of-function-of-eustachian-tube-in-oral-submucous-fibrosis-a-tympanometric-study
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Alagiri Chandran, Nalini Aswath
INTRODUCTION: Oral Submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic insidious disease of oral mucosa that occurs due to areca-nut chewing, consumption of chillies, autoimmunity and genetic predisposition. The disease starts with burning sensation and inability to tolerate spicy foods with gradual reduction in mouth opening due to fibrosis of the oral mucosa. The extension of fibrosis into the naso pharynx leads to reduction in hearing efficiency. It is a potentially malignant lesion and can transform into oral cancer...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789944/increased-survival-rate-by-local-release-of-diclofenac-in-a-murine-model-of-recurrent-oral-carcinoma
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Olga Maria Will, Nicolai Purcz, Athena Chalaris, Carola Heneweer, Susann Boretius, Larissa Purcz, Lila Nikkola, Nureddin Ashammakhi, Holger Kalthoff, Claus-Christian Glüer, Jörg Wiltfang, Yahya Açil, Sanjay Tiwari
Despite aggressive treatment with radiation and combination chemotherapy following tumor resection, the 5-year survival rate for patients with head and neck cancer is at best only 50%. In this study, we examined the therapeutic potential of localized release of diclofenac from electrospun nanofibers generated from poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) polymer. Diclofenac was chosen since anti-inflammatory agents that inhibit cyclooxygenase have shown great potential in their ability to directly inhibit tumor growth as well as suppress inflammation-mediated tumor growth...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787567/patient-s-quality-of-life-after-high-dose-radiation-therapy-for-thoracic-carcinomas-changes-over-time-and-influence-on-clinical-outcome
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Christina Schröder, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic, Hilke Vorwerk, Michael Schmidt, Winfried Huhnt, Eyck Blank, Dietrich Sidow, André Buchali
PURPOSE: Quality of life (QoL) is an important factor in patient care. This analysis is focused on QoL before and after radio(chemo)therapy in patients with thoracic carcinomas, as well as on its influence on clinical follow-up and survival, and the correlation with treatment-related toxicities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysis included 81 patients with intrathoracic carcinoma receiving radio(chemo)therapy. For analysis of QoL, the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) and the lung cancer-specific supplement (EORTC QLQ-LC13) were used...
October 27, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782030/cytotoxic-compounds-from-brucea-mollis
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Mai Hung Thanh Tung, Ho Viet Đuc, Tran Thu Huong, Nguyen Thanh Duong, Do Thi Phuong, Do Thi Thao, Bui Huu Tai, Young Ho Kim, Tran The Bach, Nguyen Manh Cuong
Ten compounds, including soulameanone (1), isobruceine B (2), 9-methoxy-canthin-6-one (3), bruceolline F (4), niloticine (5), octatriacontan-1-ol (6), bombiprenone (7), α-tocopherol (8), inosine (9), and apigenin 7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (10), were isolated from the leaves, stems, and roots of Brucea mollis Wall. ex Kurz. Their structures were determined using one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. All compounds were evaluated for their cytotoxic activity against KB (human carcinoma of the mouth), LU-1 (human lung adenocarcinoma), LNCaP (human prostate adeno-carcinoma), and HL-60 (human promyelocytic leukemia) cancer cell lines...
September 29, 2016: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780132/the-scorpion-venom-peptide-bmkn2-induces-apoptosis-in-cancerous-but-not-in-normal-human-oral-cells
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Saranya Satitmanwiwat, Chinarat Changsangfa, Anuson Khanuengthong, Kornkanok Promthep, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Teerakul Arpornsuwan, Kulnasan Saikhun, Hathaitip Sritanaudomchai
AIM: This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of the induction of apoptosis of human oral cancer cells by the scorpion venom peptide BmKn2. METHODS: Human oral squamous carcinoma cells (HSC4), mouth epidermoid carcinoma cells (KB), human normal gingival cells (HGC) and dental pulp cells (DPC) were treated with BmKn-2 peptide for 24h. Cell viability was determined by the MTT assay. Apoptosis was assessed using phase contrast microscopy, by propidium iodide (PI) staining to assess nuclear morphology and by Annexin V staining...
October 22, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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