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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545063/financial-distress-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Cécile Barbaret, Christelle Brosse, Wadih Rhondali, Murielle Ruer, Léa Monsarrat, Patrick Michaud, Anne Marie Schott, Marvin Delgado-Guay, Eduardo Bruera, Stéphane Sanchez, Marilène Filbet
PURPOSE: We examined the frequency and severity of financial distress (FD) and its association with quality of life (QOL) and symptoms among patients with advanced cancer in France. DESIGN: In this cross-sectional study, 143 patients with advanced cancer were enrolled. QOL was assessed using the Functional Assessment of Cancer General (FACT-G) and symptoms assessed using Edmonton Assessment System (ESAS) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). FD was assessed using a self-rated numeric scale from 0 to 10...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536884/an-update-in-symptom-clusters-using-the-edmonton-symptom-assessment-system-in-a-palliative-radiotherapy-clinic
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Vithusha Ganesh, Liying Zhang, Stephanie Chan, Bo Angela Wan, Leah Drost, May Tsao, Cyril Danjoux, Elizabeth Barnes, Rachel McDonald, Leigha Rowbottom, Pearl Zaki, Ronald Chow, Matthew K Hwang, Carlo DeAngelis, Nicholas Lao, Edward Chow
PURPOSE: To identify symptom clusters in advanced cancer patients attending a palliative radiotherapy clinic using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS). METHODS: Principal component analysis (PCA), exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) were used to identify symptom clusters among the nine ESAS items using scores from each patient's first visit. RESULTS: ESAS scores from 182 patients were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536759/psychosocial-determinants-of-adherence-to-preventive-dental-attendance-for-preschool-children-among-filipino-immigrants-in-edmonton-alberta
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Parvaneh Badri, Ruth Wolfe, Anna Farmer, Maryam Amin
Barriers to accessing oral healthcare are public health concerns faced by minorities and immigrants due to socioeconomic marginalization. Therefore, we explored how immigrant parents in Alberta-Edmonton's Filipino community experience adherence to preventive dental attendance (PDA) for their preschool children and the psychosocial factors influencing parental adherence. METHODS: We employed a qualitative focused ethnography design. Data were collected through interviews and focus groups...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535085/characterization-of-an-encapsulated-insulin-secreting-human-pancreatic-beta-cell-line-in-a-modular-microfluidic-device
#4
Argia Acarregui, Jesús Ciriza, Laura Saenz Del Burgo, Haritz Gurruchaga, José Yeste, Xavier Illa, Gorka Orive, Rosa M Hernández, Rosa Villa, Jose Luis Pedraz
Type I diabetes mellitus is characterized by the destruction of the insulin producing beta cells within the pancreas by the immune system. After the success of Edmonton protocol, islet transplantation has shown to be a promising therapy, but with the Achilles´ heel of the need of using immunosuppressive drugs. Currently, cell encapsulation technology represents a real alternative to protect transplanted islets from the host´s immune attack. Although preliminary in vitro studies with encapsulated cells have been traditionally performed under static conditions in terms of viability and efficiency, these static cultures do not represent a close approach to in vivo environments...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510786/the-impact-of-frailty-on-noninvasive-mechanical-ventilation-in-elderly-medical-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Iskender Kara, F Yildirim, A Zerman, Z Gullu, N Boyaci, B B Aydogan, U Gaygisiz, K Gonderen, G Arik, M Turkoglu, M Aydogdu, G Aygencel, Z Ulger, G Gursel
AIM: Many factors affecting noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in critically ill patients have been reported in the literature, but there is no study about the effect of frailty. With this study, the frailty prevalence was evaluated with two different frailty scores among the NIV population of a medical intensive care unit (ICU). Besides, the impact of frailty on NIV success and mortality and its association with NIV application problems were evaluated. METHOD: A prospective observational cohort study was performed on patients who were over 50 years of age and assigned to NIV due to hypercapnic respiratory failure...
May 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508278/physiotherapy-programme-reduces-fatigue-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-receiving-palliative-care-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anna Pyszora, Jacek Budzyński, Agnieszka Wójcik, Anna Prokop, Małgorzata Krajnik
PURPOSE: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common and relevant symptom in patients with advanced cancer that significantly decreases their quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a physiotherapy programme on CRF and other symptoms in patients diagnosed with advanced cancer. METHODS: The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial. Sixty patients diagnosed with advanced cancer receiving palliative care were randomized into two groups: the treatment group (n = 30) and the control group (n = 30)...
May 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488297/frailty-in-older-adults-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-as-a-result-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-comparison-of-two-models-of-frailty-characterization
#7
Natália O C Cezar, Rafael Izbicki, Diego Cardoso, Jouce G Almeida, Leandro Valiengo, Marina V Z Camargo, Orestes V Forlenza, Monica S Yassuda, Ivan Aprahamian
AIM: To verify the prevalence and presence of frailty markers, and their relationship to cognitive function among older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). METHODS: This was an observational study with transversal analyses. Older adults with aMCI as a result of Alzheimer's disease (n = 40) were compared with healthy controls (n = 26) at the Psychogeriatric Outpatient Unit, Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo...
May 10, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480197/morbidity-and-mortality-associated-with-obesity
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Mahmoud Abdelaal, Carel W le Roux, Neil G Docherty
Obesity and its repercussions constitute an important source of morbidity, impaired quality of life and its complications can have a major bearing on life expectancy. The present article summarizes the most important co-morbidities of obesity and their prevalence. Furthermore, it describes classification and grading systems that can be used to assess the individual and combined impact of co-morbid conditions on mortality risk. The literature was screened for assessment tools that can be deployed in the quantification of morbidity and mortality risk in individual patients...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476945/implementation-of-the-edmonton-symptom-assessment-system-for-symptom-distress-screening-at-a-community-cancer-center-a-pilot-program
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David Hui, Annie Titus, Tiffany Curtis, Vivian Trang Ho-Nguyen, Delisa Frederickson, Curtis Wray, Tenisha Granville, Eduardo Bruera, Donna K McKee, Alyssa Rieber
BACKGROUND: Distress screening is mandated by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; however, there is limited literature on its impact in actual practice. We examined the impact of a pilot distress screening program on access to psychosocial care. METHODS: Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) screening was routinely conducted at our community-based medical oncology program. Patients who screened positive for severe distress were sent to a social worker for triage and referred to the appropriate services if indicated...
May 5, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448236/development-of-a-french-version-of-the-edmonton-symptom-assessment-system-revised-a-pilot-study-of-palliative-care-patients-perspectives
#10
Cheryl Nekolaichuk, Ann Huot, Valérie Gratton, Shirley H Bush, Yoko Tarumi, Sharon M Watanabe
BACKGROUND: The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System-revised (ESAS-r) is a nine-item self-report symptom intensity tool developed for palliative care patients, with the option of adding a 10th patient-specific symptom. Due to growing international uptake, the ESAS-r has been translated into different languages. There has not been agreement, however, regarding a standard process for translation into multiple languages, which also includes patients' perspectives. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a French version of the ESAS-r, using a standardized translation protocol, and to obtain palliative care patients' perspectives regarding this translated tool...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434758/mallards-anas-platyrhynchos-and-wastewater-ponds-part-ii-developmental-physiological-morphological-and-behavioural-effects-of-ingestion-of-secondary-clarified-effluent-water
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K B Tierney, P O Welsh, M Mills, S Nason, D R Barreda, C A Paszkowski
Rather than migrating, mallard ducks may choose to overwinter in northern cities on open-water thermal refuges, such as municipal wastewater treatment ponds, which in Edmonton, Canada, stay ≥10°C during frigid winter months. Refuging mallards spend appreciable time daily on these ponds and hydrate using secondary clarified municipal wastewater (SCEW). We aimed to determine if SCEW ingestion affected mallard health. To this end, we gavaged newly hatched mallards (domesticated Pekin strain) over their first month with SCEW, as well as water representing negative and positive controls (municipal tap water, and the primary active ingredient from birth control pills, 17α-ethinyl estradiol (EE2), respectively)...
April 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434270/what-is-stable-pain-control-a-prospective-longitudinal-study-to-assess-the-clinical-value-of-a-personalized-pain-goal
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Robin Fainsinger, Cheryl Nekolaichuk, Lara Fainsinger, Viki Muller, Lisa Fainsinger, Pablo Amigo, Amanda Brisebois, Sarah Burton-Macleod, Sunita Ghosh, Rebekah Gilbert, Yoko Tarumi, Vincent Thai, Gary Wolch
BACKGROUND: A universal consensus regarding standardized pain outcomes does not exist. The personalized pain goal has been suggested as a clinically relevant outcome measure. AIM: To assess the feasibility of obtaining a personalized pain goal and to compare a clinically based personalized pain goal definition versus a research-based study definition for stable pain. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal descriptive study. MEASURES: The attending physician completed routine assessments, including a personalized pain goal and the Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain, and followed patients daily until stable pain control, death, or discharge...
April 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429617/esas-and-fact-b-in-eribulin-treated-metastatic-breast-cancer-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-and-observational-study
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Luca Moscetti, Lucia Mentuccia, Patrizia Vici, Silvia Quadrini, Isabella Sperduti, Laura Pizzuti, Maria Agnese Fabbri, Angela Vaccaro, Marcello Maugeri Saccà, Maddalena Barba, Domenico Sergi, Germano Zampa, Teresa Gamucci
AIM: Quality of life (QoL) is a critical issue for women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Eribulin mesylate represents a novel and active drug for pretreated MBC. Regretfully, few data exploring health-related (HR) QoL are available in unselected populations. PATIENTS & METHODS: A multicenter prospective observational study was conducted in 50 MBC patients treated with eribulin mesylate, in order to evaluate HRQoL and patients' well-being by using the Edmonton symptoms assessment scale (ESAS) and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast questionnaires...
April 21, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426597/accommodating-immigrant-women-s-preferences-for-female-health-care-providers
#14
Christa Aubrey, Zubia Mumtaz, Patrick B Patterson, Radha Chari, B F Peter Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: To investigate obstetricians' perspectives of the importance, effect, and challenges of providing intrapartum care to immigrant women who request a female obstetrician. METHODS: A focused ethnography was conducted at a large teaching hospital, which serves a high proportion of immigrant clientele (predominantly North or East African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Data collection comprised single, semistructured interviews with a purposive sample of 20 obstetric health care providers (10 resident and 10 staff obstetricians)...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405880/steap4-expression-in-human-islets-is-associated-with-differences-in-body-mass-index-sex-hba1c-and-inflammation
#15
Hannah M Gordon, Neil Majithia, Patrick E MacDonald, Jocelyn E Manning Fox, Poonam R Sharma, Frances L Byrne, Kyle L Hoehn, Carmella Evans-Molina, Linda Langman, Kenneth L Brayman, Craig S Nunemaker
OBJECTIVE: STEAP4 (six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate 4) is a metalloreductase that has been shown previously to protect cells from inflammatory damage. Genetic variants in STEAP4 have been associated with numerous metabolic disorders related to obesity, including putative defects in the acute insulin response to glucose in type 2 diabetes. PURPOSE: We examined whether obesity and/or type 2 diabetes altered STEAP4 expression in human pancreatic islets...
April 12, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404475/exploring-the-short-term-impact-of-community-water-fluoridation-cessation-on-children-s-dental-caries-a-natural-experiment-in-alberta-canada
#16
L McLaren, S Patterson, S Thawer, P Faris, D McNeil, M L Potestio, L Shwart
OBJECTIVES: Dental caries (tooth decay) is common and can be serious. Dental caries is preventable, and community water fluoridation is one means of prevention. There is limited current research on the implications of fluoridation cessation for children's dental caries. Our objective was to explore the short-term impact of community water fluoridation cessation on children's dental caries, by examining change in caries experience in population-based samples of schoolchildren in two Canadian cities, one that discontinued community water fluoridation and one that retained it...
February 7, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401120/estimating-patient-borne-water-and-electricity-costs-in-home-hemodialysis-a-simulation
#17
Matthew Nickel, Wes Rideout, Nikhil Shah, Frances Reintjes, Justin Z Chen, Robert Burrell, Robert P Pauly
BACKGROUND: Home hemodialysis is associated with lower costs to the health care system compared with conventional facility-based hemodialysis because of lower staffing and overhead costs, and by transferring the treatment cost of utilities (water and power) to the patient. The purpose of this study was to determine the utility costs of home hemodialysis and create a formula such that patients and renal programs can estimate the annual patient-borne costs involved with this type of treatment...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395931/impact-of-abiraterone-acetate-and-enzalutamide-on-symptom-burden-of-patients-with-chemotherapy-naive-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#18
S Salem, M Komisarenko, N Timilshina, L Martin, R Grewal, S Alibhai, A Finelli
AIMS: Treatments and disease burden of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) considerably affect a patient's quality of life. However, patient-reported symptom burden data are still largely insufficient. This study sought to compare the self-reported symptom burden of men with chemotherapy-naive (CN) mCRPC treated with abiraterone acetate (AA) or enzalutamide (EZ) in routine clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, 189 CN-mCRPC patients who had received AA (n = 76) or EZ (n = 113) at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre were included...
April 8, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386785/assessing-the-prognostic-features-of-a-pain-classification-system-in-advanced-cancer-patients
#19
Joseph Arthur, Kimberson Tanco, Ali Haider, Courtney Maligi, Minjeong Park, Diane Liu, Eduardo Bruera
PURPOSE: The Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain (ECS-CP) has been shown to predict pain management complexity based on five features: pain mechanism, incident pain, psychological distress, addictive behavior, and cognitive function. The main objective of our study was to explore the association between ECS-CP features and pain treatment outcomes among outpatients managed by a palliative care specialist-led interdisciplinary team. METHODS: Initial and follow-up clinical information of 386 eligible supportive care outpatients were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed...
April 6, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383381/accommodating-immigrant-women-s-preferences-for-female-health-care-providers
#20
Christa Aubrey, Zubia Mumtaz, Patrick B Patterson, Radha Chari, B F Peter Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: To investigate obstetricians' perspectives of the importance, effect, and challenges of providing intrapartum care to immigrant women who request a female obstetrician. METHODS: A focused ethnography was conducted at a large teaching hospital, which serves a high proportion of immigrant clientele (predominantly North or East African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Data collection comprised single, semistructured interviews with a purposive sample of 20 obstetric health care providers (10 resident and 10 staff obstetricians)...
April 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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