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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094639/chronic-heart-failure-part-1-pathophysiology-signs-and-symptoms
#1
Rebecca Brake, Ian David Jones
Chronic heart failure is a common and complex clinical syndrome that results from impaired cardiac relaxation or contraction. Patients with chronic heart failure may experience multiple debilitating symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and peripheral oedema. However, breathlessness may be considered the most debilitating symptom. This is the first of two articles on chronic heart failure, and outlines the pathophysiology of the condition, its causes, assessment, and signs and symptoms. Part 2 will discuss the treatment and management of the condition, including pharmacological strategies, device implantation, lifestyle modification, cardiac rehabilitation and palliative care...
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089238/ruxolitinib-for-symptom-control-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia-a-single-group-phase-2-trial
#2
Preetesh Jain, Michael Keating, Sarah Renner, Charles Cleeland, Huang Xuelin, Graciela Nogueras Gonzalez, David Harris, Ping Li, Zhiming Liu, Ivo Veletic, Uri Rozovski, Nitin Jain, Phillip Thompson, Prithviraj Bose, Courtney DiNardo, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Susan O'Brien, Jan Burger, William Wierda, Srdan Verstovsek, Hagop Kantarjian, Zeev Estrov
BACKGROUND: Disease-related symptoms impair the quality of life of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) who do not require systemic therapy. Available therapies are not specifically aimed at symptom control. Because stimulation of the B-cell receptor activates JAK2 in CLL cells and the JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib improves symptoms in patients with myelofibrosis, we postulated that ruxolitinib would improve disease-related symptoms in patients with CLL. We did a phase 2 trial of ruxolitinib to test this hypothesis...
January 11, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075307/chronic-heart-failure-part-2-treatment-and-management
#3
Rebecca Brake, Ian David Jones
Chronic heart failure is a common and complex clinical syndrome that results from impaired cardiac relaxation or contraction. There have been considerable advances in the management of chronic heart failure; however, the mortality rate remains high. Patients with chronic heart failure may experience multiple debilitating symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and peripheral oedema. However, breathlessness may be considered the most debilitating symptom. The management of chronic heart failure aims to improve the patient's quality of life by reducing symptoms and supporting the patient to manage their condition...
January 11, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073846/extended-treatment-with-single-agent-ibrutinib-at-the-420-mg-dose-leads-to-durable-responses-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma
#4
Steven E Coutré, Richard R Furman, Ian W Flinn, Jan A Burger, Kristie Blum, Jeff Sharman, Jeffrey Jones, William Wierda, Weiqiang Zhao, Nyla A Heerema, Amy J Johnson, Anh Tran, Cathy Zhou, Elizabeth Bilotti, Danelle F James, John C Byrd, Susan O'Brien
PURPOSE: Ibrutinib, a first-in-class, once-daily, oral inhibitor of Bruton tyrosine kinase, promotes apoptosis, and inhibits B-cell proliferation, adhesion, and migration. Ibrutinib has demonstrated single-agent efficacy and acceptable tolerability at doses of 420 and 840 mg in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) who were treatment-naïve (TN) or had relapsed/refractory (R/R) CLL after ≥1 prior therapy in a phase Ib/II study (PCYC-1102). Subsequently, the ibrutinib 420 mg dose was approved in CLL...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065254/pulmonary-eosinophilia-from-inhaled-colistin
#5
Pierre-Alexis Lépine, Alain Dumas, Louis-Philippe Boulet
We report the case of a patient with a history of chronic bronchiectasis that presented with new onset fatigue, shortness of breath, peripheral blood eosinophilia and infiltrates on chest radiograph. Eight days previously, she was prescribed inhaled colistimethate sodium 75 mg bid to prevent exacerbations of her respiratory condition. To our knowledge, our case is the first to show the clinical and radiologic features of inhaled-colistimethate-induced pulmonary eosinophilia. It also shows the rapid resolution of its features following treatment with oral corticosteroids...
January 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058022/role-of-original-and-modified-frey-s-procedures-in-chronic-pancreatitis
#6
Chun-Lu Tan, Hao Zhang, Min Yang, Shao-Jun Li, Xu-Bao Liu, Ke-Zhou Li
AIM: To retrospectively review patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) treated with Frey's procedures between January 2009 and January 2014. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients with CP treated with Frey's procedures between January 2009 and January 2014 in the Department of Pancreatic Surgery. A cross-sectional study of postoperative pain relief, quality of life (QoL), and alcohol and nicotine abuse was performed by clinical interview, letters and telephone interview in January 2016...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056851/quality-of-life-in-patients-on-chronic-dialysis-in-south-africa-a-comparative-mixed-methods-study
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Elliot K Tannor, Elize Archer, Kenneth Kapembwa, Susan C van Schalkwyk, M Razeen Davids
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of treated end-stage renal disease and low transplant rates in Africa leads to longer durations on dialysis. Dialysis should not only be aimed at prolonging lives but also improve quality of life (QOL). Using mixed methods, we investigated the QOL of patients on chronic haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. All the PD patients were being treated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis...
January 5, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052319/treatment-and-management-of-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-all-roads-lead-to-rome
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REVIEW
Jesus Castro-Marrero, Naia Sáez-Francàs, Dafna Santillo, Jose Alegre
This comprehensive review explores the current evidence on benefits and harms of therapeutic interventions in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and makes recommendations. CFS/ME is a complex, multi-system, chronic medical condition whose pathophysiology remains unknown. No established diagnostic tests exist; nor are any FDA-approved drugs available for treatment. Because of the range of symptoms of CFS/ME, treatment approaches vary widely. Studies undertaken have heterogeneous designs and are limited by sample size, length of follow-up, applicability and methodological quality...
January 4, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048800/su-f-t-112-long-term-follow-up-of-nsclc-patients-treated-with-lung-sbrt-using-the-modified-conformal-arc-mdca-planning-technique
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E Ku, A Desai, D Fang, C Lawrence, C Iannuzzi, C Shi
PURPOSE: To assess long-term toxicity and primary tumor changes for Stage I/II non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients after treatment with lung SBRT using the modified dynamic conformal arc (MDCA) planning technique. METHODS: Clinical and radiograph data from electronic health records of 15 NSCLC patients treated with lung SBRT utilizing the MDCA technique between October 2011 and July 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. MDCA uses a coplanar beam arrangement, patient body center for the beam isocenter, and six partial rotation conformal arcs to target the tumor...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045199/yoga-for-improving-health-related-quality-of-life-mental-health-and-cancer-related-symptoms-in-women-diagnosed-with-breast-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Holger Cramer, Romy Lauche, Petra Klose, Silke Lange, Jost Langhorst, Gustav J Dobos
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the cancer most frequently diagnosed in women worldwide. Even though survival rates are continually increasing, breast cancer is often associated with long-term psychological distress, chronic pain, fatigue and impaired quality of life. Yoga comprises advice for an ethical lifestyle, spiritual practice, physical activity, breathing exercises and meditation. It is a complementary therapy that is commonly recommended for breast cancer-related impairments and has been shown to improve physical and mental health in people with different cancer types...
January 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042070/fatigue-during-and-after-breast-cancer-therapy-a-prospective-study
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Kristin V Reinertsen, Olav Engebraaten, Jon H Loge, Milada Cvancarova, Bjørn Naume, Erik Wist, Hege Edvardsen, Elisabeth Wille, Trine Bjøro, Cecilie E Kiserud
CONTEXT: Chronic fatigue (CF) in breast cancer (BC) survivors is multifactorial and may be caused by immune activation triggered by BC or its treatment. In the NeoAva study, BC patients received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (FEC100→taxane) +/-bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody with fatigue as a potential side effect. OBJECTIVES: To examine fatigue levels and prevalence of CF before and during chemotherapy and at follow-up (FU), and their associations with C-reactive protein (CRP) and clinical variables...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028154/analysis-of-haematological-changes-in-tofacitinib-treated-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-across-phase-3-and-long-term-extension-studies
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Hendrik Schulze-Koops, Vibeke Strand, Chudy Nduaka, Ryan DeMasi, Gene Wallenstein, Kenneth Kwok, Lisy Wang
OBJECTIVES: Tofacitinib is an oral Janus kinase inhibitor for the treatment of RA. The aim of this analysis was to characterize changes in haematological parameters following tofacitinib treatment, and to compare changes in haemoglobin with markers of disease activity, fatigue and vitality. METHODS: Changes in neutrophil counts, lymphocyte counts and haemoglobin levels were analysed in patients with RA from six phase 3 randomized controlled trials (n = 4271) of tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg bd, placebo or active comparators of up to 24 months' duration, and two long-term extension (LTE) studies (n = 4858) of tofacitinib of up to 84 months' duration...
January 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005681/outcomes-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-after-treatment-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-stages-i-to-iiia-an-observational-study
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Steffi M J Janssen, Jannie J Abbink, Robert Lindeboom, Thea P M Vliet Vlieland
PURPOSE: Although rehabilitation after treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was found to have a beneficial effect on exercise capacity in a number of studies, insight into its effect on quality of life (QoL) and fatigue is limited. The aim of this study was to examine the outcome of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) regarding fatigue, QoL, and exercise capacity in adult patients curatively treated for NSCLC stages I to IIIa. METHODS: Study data were prospectively and routinely gathered in daily practice in patients taking part in an outpatient PR program after treatment for NSCLC stages I to IIIa...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001183/quality-of-life-in-hemodialysis-patients-and-the-relationship-with-mortality-hospitalizations-and-poor-treatment-adherence
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Araiê Prado Berger Oliveira, Debora Berger Schmidt, Thaís Malucelli Amatneeks, Jéssica Caroline Dos Santos, Luiza Helena Raittz Cavallet, Renate Brigitte Michel
INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes sudden changes in the daily lives of patients, creates limitations to perform activities of daily life and creates a great impact on emotions and quality of life (QOL) of patients. OBJECTIVE: To understand the relationship between QOL of patients on dialysis and mortality rates, hospitalization and absences. METHODS: A prospective descriptive study with 286 patients on hemodialysis, by applying demographic questionnaire, KDQOL SF-36 and electronic medical record analysis Dialsist...
December 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000331/exploring-the-potential-role-of-the-advanced-nurse-practitioner-within-a-care-path-for-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Hannah Ryckeghem, Liesbeth Delesie, Els Tobback, Stefaan Lievens, Dirk Vogelaers, An Mariman
AIMS: To explore the experiences and expectations of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and general practitioners to develop the potential role of an advanced nurse practitioner at the diagnostic care path of abnormal fatigue developed for regional transmural implementation in the Belgian provinces of East and West Flanders. BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome experience an incapacitating chronic fatigue that is present for at least 6 months. Since many uncertainties exist about the causes and progression of the disease, patients have to cope with disbelief and scepticism...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000024/current-practice-patterns-for-management-of-vulvodynia-in-the-united-states
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Lannah L Lua, Yvette Hollette, Prathamesh Parm, Gayle Allenback, Vani Dandolu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the current practice patterns for the management of vulvodynia in the United States (US) and to estimate healthcare costs related to this condition. METHODS: Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters databases for years 2009-2013 were utilized for analysis. The study cohort included women, 18 years or older, with a diagnosis of vulvodynia (ICD-9 625.70), who had been continuously enrolled for 360 days from the date of diagnosis. Measures included the most common prescriptions, primary procedures, associated diagnoses, as well as net healthcare costs...
December 20, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998507/fatigue-and-psychosocial-variables-in-autoimmune-rheumatic-disease-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-comparison
#17
Sheila Ali, Faith Matcham, Katherine Irving, Trudie Chalder
OBJECTIVE: Fatigue is common in autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARD). This study compared symptom-related cognitions, beliefs, behaviours, quality of sleep, lack of acceptance and distress in participants with ARD such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SpA), and connective tissue disease (CTD), and participants with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: 303 participants with RA, SpA, CTD and CFS completed questionnaire measures of fatigue, social adjustment, cognitive-behavioural responses, lack of acceptance, distress and quality of sleep...
January 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997679/the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-in-adolescents-12-to-17-years-old-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-1-infection
#18
William F Balistreri, Karen F Murray, Philip Rosenthal, Sanjay Bansal, Lin Chuan-Hao, Kathryn Kersey, Benedetta Massetto, Yanni Zhu, Bittoo Kanwar, Polina German, Evguenia Svarovskaia, Diana M Brainard, Jessica Wen, Regino P Gonzalez-Peralta, Maureen M Jonas, Kathleen Schwarz
: No all-oral, direct-acting antiviral regimens have been approved for children with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We conducted a Phase 2, multi-center, open-label study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir in adolescents with chronic HCV genotype 1 infection. One hundred patients ages 12 to 17 years received a combination tablet of 90 mg ledipasvir and 400 mg sofosbuvir once daily for 12 weeks. On the 10(th) day following initiation of dosing, 10 patients underwent an intensive pharmacokinetic evaluation of the concentrations of sofosbuvir, ledipasvir, and the sofosbuvir metabolite GS-331007...
December 20, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995875/-patient-reported-outcome-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-related-side-effects-and-their-impact-on-daily-life-in-chinese-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-in-the-chronic-phase
#19
L Yu, H B Wang, Q Jiang
Objective: To explore the impact of patient reported outcome of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) related side effects on daily life in Chinese patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the chronic phase (CP). Methods: From May to November in 2014, anonymous questionnaires were distributed to adult CML patients who were receiving TKI treatment in China. The impact of TKI-related side effects on daily life were assessed by the score of 1 (no impact) to 5 (high impact) from patient self-report. Results: Data from 731 respondents in the CP who reported the score of the impact of TKI-related side effects on daily life were collected...
November 14, 2016: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995604/exercise-therapy-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#20
REVIEW
Lillebeth Larun, Kjetil G Brurberg, Jan Odgaard-Jensen, Jonathan R Price
BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by persistent, medically unexplained fatigue, as well as symptoms such as musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, headaches and impaired concentration and short-term memory. CFS presents as a common, debilitating and serious health problem. Treatment may include physical interventions, such as exercise therapy, which was last reviewed in 2004. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to determine the effects of exercise therapy (ET) for patients with CFS as compared with any other intervention or control...
December 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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