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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636296/-follow-up-of-the-long-term-cancer-survivor
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Francesco Sciotto, Céline Py, Petros Tsantoulis
Improvements in diagnosis and treatments explain the notable increase in patients chronically affected or recovering from cancer. This is a fragile population, who is physically, psychologically and socially affected by the consequences of the disease and the associated treatments. In addition to detecting a possible relapse, oncologists and primary care physicians have to deal with a variety of issues like psychological distress, sexual dysfunction, cardiotoxicity, cognitive impairment, fatigue and, in some cases, a second primary cancer...
May 17, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624902/screening-for-depression-in-arthritis-populations-an-assessment-of-differential-item-functioning-in-three-self-reported-questionnaires
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Jinxiang Hu, Michael M Ward
PURPOSE: To determine if persons with arthritis differ systematically from persons without arthritis in how they respond to questions on three depression questionnaires, which include somatic items such as fatigue and sleep disturbance. METHODS: We extracted data on the Centers for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scale, the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), and the Kessler-6 (K-6) scale from three large population-based national surveys. We assessed items on these questionnaires for differential item functioning (DIF) between persons with and without self-reported physician-diagnosed arthritis using multiple indicator multiple cause models, which controlled for the underlying level of depression and important confounders...
June 17, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624885/cardiac-rehabilitation-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-women
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REVIEW
Amanda L Bennett, Carl J Lavie, Sherry L Grace
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is among the leading burdens of disease among women. It is a significant driver of morbidity and chronically undermines their quality of life. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is indicated for ACS patients in clinical practice guidelines, including those specifically for women. CR is a multi-component model of care, proven to reduce mortality and morbidity, including in women. However, women are significantly less likely to be referred to CR by providers, and if they are referred, to enroll and adhere to programs...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620500/lugol-s-solution-induced-painless-thyroiditis
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Ji Wei Yang, Jacques How
Lugol's solution is usually employed for a limited period for thyroidectomy preparation in patients with Graves' disease and for the control of severe thyrotoxicosis and thyroid storm. We describe a rare case of Lugol's solution-induced painless thyroiditis. In November 2014, a 59-year-old woman was prescribed Lugol's solution four drops per day for the alleviation of menopausal symptoms. She was referred to our clinic in June 2015 for fatigue, hair loss, and a 20-lb weight loss without thyroid pain or discomfort...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611568/two-anomalies-in-one-a-rare-case-of-an-intrahepatic-gallbladder-with-a-cholecystogastric-fistula
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Mohammad F Ali, David Friedel, Galina Levin
The gallbladder can be situated in a variety of anomalous positions. An intrahepatic gallbladder - the second most common ectopic location of the gallbladder - is one that is completely embedded within the liver parenchyma. Described in the literature as early as 1935, intrahepatic gallbladders predominantly result from a developmental anomaly but in some instances have been reported to be secondary to chronic inflammation. The significance of an intrahepatic gallbladder lies in the fact that 60% of the cases are associated with gallstones and may present a challenge for the general surgeon during cholecystectomy and other biliary operations in addition to causing misdiagnosis on imaging...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602549/ovarian-cancer-survivors-acceptance-of-treatment-side-effects-evolves-as-goals-of-care-change-over-the-cancer-continuum
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Melissa K Frey, Annie E Ellis, Laura M Koontz, Savannah Shyne, Bernhard Klingenberg, Jessica C Fields, Jing-Yi Chern, Stephanie V Blank
OBJECTIVES: Women with ovarian cancer can have long overall survival and goals of treatment change over time from cure to remission to stable disease. We sought to determine whether survivors' acceptance of treatment side effects also changes over the disease continuum. METHODS: Women with ovarian cancer completed an online survey focusing on survivors' goals and priorities. The survey was distributed through survivor networks and social media. RESULTS: Four hundred and thirty-four women visited the survey website and 328 (76%) completed the survey...
June 8, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600789/improving-the-management-of-psoriatic-arthritis-and-axial-spondyloarthritis-roundtable-discussions-with-healthcare-professionals-and-patients
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REVIEW
Marco Garrido-Cumbrera, Ottfrid Hillmann, Raj Mahapatra, David Trigos, Petra Zajc, Luisa Weiss, Galya Bostynets, Laure Gossec, Laura C Coates
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) are both chronic, inflammatory conditions that result in a substantial burden of disease and reduced quality of life for patients. Patient involvement in developing optimal disease management strategies, including defining appropriate goals, therapies, and treatment options, as well as in setting policy priorities and agendas, is key. A working group of patient organization representatives and rheumatologists explored what patients consider to be unmet needs, important treatment gaps, and future priorities in PsA and AxSpA management...
June 9, 2017: Rheumatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597253/effectiveness-of-a-standardized-patient-education-program-on-therapy-related-side-effects-and-unplanned-therapy-interruptions-in-oral-cancer-therapy-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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C Riese, B Weiß, U Borges, A Beylich, R Dengler, K Hermes-Moll, M Welslau, W Baumann
PURPOSE: Oral agents for cancer treatment are increasingly prescribed due to their benefits. However, oral cancer medications are difficult to handle and have a considerable potential for side effects. This type of therapy requires a high level of self-management competence by the patient. A standardized patient education program provided by physicians and oncology nurses may positively influence the handling of oral agents. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of a standardized patient education program provided by specially trained oncology nurses on therapy management regarding side effects and unplanned therapy interruptions...
June 9, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587608/integrating-clinical-decision-support-systems-for-pharmacogenomic-testing-into-clinical-routine-a-scoping-review-of-designs-of-user-system-interactions-in-recent-system-development
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Marc Hinderer, Martin Boeker, Sebastian A Wagner, Martin Lablans, Stephanie Newe, Jan L Hülsemann, Michael Neumaier, Harald Binder, Harald Renz, Till Acker, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch, Martin Sedlmayr
BACKGROUND: Pharmacogenomic clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have the potential to help overcome some of the barriers for translating pharmacogenomic knowledge into clinical routine. Before developing a prototype it is crucial for developers to know which pharmacogenomic CDSS features and user-system interactions have yet been developed, implemented and tested in previous pharmacogenomic CDSS efforts and if they have been successfully applied. We address this issue by providing an overview of the designs of user-system interactions of recently developed pharmacogenomic CDSS...
June 6, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578656/treatment-patterns-and-real-world-clinical-outcomes-in-er-her2-post-menopausal-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients-in-the-united-states
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Giovanni Zanotti, Matthias Hunger, Julia J Perkins, Ruslan Horblyuk, Monique Martin
BACKGROUND: With several new therapies becoming available, treatment of metastatic breast cancer (mBC) is evolving. The objective of this study is to describe patient characteristics, treatment patterns and real-world clinical outcomes in post-menopausal women with ER+, HER2- mBC and to obtain insight into patient outcomes and potential unmet needs with current therapies. METHODS: The current study is a physician survey followed by a retrospective chart review of patient medical records by physicians in the US between March and April 2015...
June 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578604/does-palliative-chemotherapy-provide-a-palliative-effect-on-symptoms-in-late-palliative-stages-an-interview-study-with-oncologists
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Peter Strang, Jenny Bergqvist
BACKGROUND: The possible chemotherapy effects on symptoms in late stages of palliative chemotherapy are seldom registered in clinical practice or investigated as primary outcomes. The aim was therefore to study physicians' opinions and experiences about chemotherapy effects on symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-five physicians (mainly oncologists) with variation as regards age, gender and experience were included in a qualitative study with semi-structured interviews...
June 3, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562155/challenges-of-implementing-fibromyalgia-treatment-guidelines-in-current-clinical-practice
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Lesley M Arnold, Daniel J Clauw
The current diagnostic and treatment pathway for patients with fibromyalgia (FM) is lengthy, complex, and characterized by multiple physician visits with an average 2-year wait until diagnosis. It is clear that effective identification and appropriate treatment of FM remain a challenge in current clinical practice. Ideally, FM management involves a multidisciplinary approach with the preferable patient pathway originating in primary care but supported by a range of health care providers, including referral to specialist care when necessary...
June 19, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543320/processes-in-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-and-the-rehabilitation-of-chronic-fatigue
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Henrik Børsting Jacobsen, Håvard Kallestad, Nils Inge Landrø, Petter C Borchgrevink, Tore C Stiles
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has never been tested for patients with chronic fatigue. We aimed to test if a 3.5-week ACT rehabilitation program for patients with chronic fatigue improved quality of life (QoL), fatigue, and psychological flexibility. Further, to test if improvements in QoL and fatigue were associated with improvement in psychological flexibility, and if psychological flexibility explained variance above and beyond maladaptive cognitions typically targeted in CBT for fatigue. Patients (n = 140) who had been on sick leave > 8 weeks due to chronic fatigue received a 3...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539538/exhausting-physicians-employed-in-hospitals-in-japan-assessed-by-a-health-questionnaire
#14
Shosuke Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: Japanese physicians employed and working in general hospitals have become busier since 2005, as they had to teach and guide the increased number of medical residents graduated from medical schools. Working hours and chronic fatigue of employed physicians were surveyed compared with independent physicians working in their own out-patient clinics and with usual employed men in Japan, and their mental health was assessed. METHODS: (1) 75 employed physicians in hospitals were surveyed of their working hours a week and compared with (2) 48 independent general practitioners (GP) who work in their own out-patient clinics...
May 25, 2017: Sangyō Eiseigaku Zasshi, Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538056/engaging-all-employees-in-efforts-to-achieve-high-reliability
#15
Anne Marie Benedicto
DRAMATIC AND NUMEROUS advances in science, technology, and medicine provide new opportunities to keep people healthy as well as to diagnose, treat, and cure disease. Unfortunately, increasing complexity increases opportunities for mistakes and errors, particularly in healthcare organizations as they struggle to prevent patient harm (). Safety problems persist and harm to patients continues despite widespread attention to the need for improvement ().An engaged and empowered workforce is critical to improving the patient experience, improving health outcomes, and correcting unsafe conditions ()...
July 2017: Frontiers of Health Services Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533106/trans-sectoral-care-of-geriatric-cancer-patients-based-on-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-patient-reported-quality-of-life-results-of-a-multicenter-study-to-develop-and-pilot-test-a-patient-centered-interdisciplinary-care-concept-for-geriatric-oncology
#16
Heike Schmidt, Stephanie Boese, Katharina Lampe, Karin Jordan, Eckhard Fiedler, Ursula Müller-Werdan, Andreas Wienke, Dirk Vordermark
OBJECTIVES: For older patients with cancer the maintenance of independence, functionality and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is of great importance. Aiming to maintain HRQOL of older patients with cancer we developed an interdisciplinary care program based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and patient-reported HRQOL comprising tailored supportive measures and telephone-based counseling during 6month aftercare. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pilot-testing of the intervention took place in three centers at the University Hospital Halle to examine feasibility, acceptance and potential benefit...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530458/-early-symptoms-of-childhood-malignant-diseases
#17
Zsuzsanna Erzsébet Papp, Izabella Kelemen, Adrienne Horváth
INTRODUCTION: Childhood malignant diseases are rare in pediatric pathology. Early symptoms are not specific, fatigue, pallor, compression signs and bone marrow failure are often mentioned. AIM: To summarize the most frequent early symptoms of childhood malignancies in order to help the physicians in the early recognition. METHOD: In our retrospective study, we processed a period of 5 years between 2012-2016, with an accent on the onset manifestations of malignancies...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528598/the-emergence-of-personal-growth-amongst-healthcare-professionals-who-care-for-dying-children
#18
Laura Beaune, Barbara Muskat, Samantha J Anthony
OBJECTIVE: Compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious traumatization are prominent topics in the current literature on the impact of the rewarding but challenging work of healthcare professionals who care for patients with life-limiting illnesses. The positive effects of caregiving constitute a newly emerging outcome that has been relatively unexplored in the pediatric literature, and yet they may play an important role in contributing to the satisfaction and well-being of the healthcare professionals who care for children who have a life-limiting illness...
May 22, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511451/attitudes-of-mashhad-public-hospital-s-nurses-and-midwives-toward-the-causes-and-rates-of-medical-errors-reporting
#19
Sedigheh Sedigh Mobarakabadi, Hosein Ebrahimipour, Ali Vafaie Najar, Roksana Janghorban, Fatemeh Azarkish
INTRODUCTION: Patient's safety is one of the main objective in healthcare services; however medical errors are a prevalent potential occurrence for the patients in treatment systems. Medical errors lead to an increase in mortality rate of the patients and challenges such as prolonging of the inpatient period in the hospitals and increased cost. Controlling the medical errors is very important, because these errors besides being costly, threaten the patient's safety. AIM: To evaluate the attitudes of nurses and midwives toward the causes and rates of medical errors reporting...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507187/measuring-disease-exacerbation-and-flares-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-comparison-of-commonly-used-disease-activity-indices-and-individual-measures
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Martijn A H Oude Voshaar, Marjan Ghiti Moghadam, Harald E Vonkeman, Peter M Ten Klooster, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Janneke Tekstra, Henk Visser, Mart A F J van de Laar, Tim L Jansen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the utility of commonly used outcome measures for assessing disease exacerbation or flare in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Data from the Dutch Potential Optimalisation of (Expediency) and Effectiveness of Tumor necrosis factor-α blockers (POET) study, in which 462 patients discontinued their tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor, were used. The ability of different measures to discriminate between those with and without physician-reported flare or medication escalation at the 3-month visit (T2) was evaluated by calculating effect size (ES) statistics...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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