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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893130/effect-of-inpatient-palliative-care-on-quality-of-life-2-weeks-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Areej El-Jawahri, Thomas LeBlanc, Harry VanDusen, Lara Traeger, Joseph A Greer, William F Pirl, Vicki A Jackson, Jason Telles, Alison Rhodes, Thomas R Spitzer, Steven McAfee, Yi-Bin A Chen, Stephanie S Lee, Jennifer S Temel
Importance: During hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), patients receive high-dose chemotherapy before transplantation and experience significant physical and psychological symptoms and poor quality of life (QOL). Objective: To assess the effect of inpatient palliative care on patient- and caregiver-reported outcomes during hospitalization for HCT and 3 months after transplantation. Design, Setting, and Participants: Nonblinded randomized clinical trial among 160 adults with hematologic malignancies undergoing autologous/allogeneic HCT and their caregivers (n = 94)...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878359/long-noncoding-rna-gas5-inhibits-malignant-proliferation-and-chemotherapy-resistance-to-doxorubicin-in-bladder-transitional-cell-carcinoma
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Hui Zhang, Yan Guo, Yongsheng Song, Chao Shang
PURPOSE: Bladder cancer is the most general malignant cancer in genitourinary system, more than 90% of BCs are bladder transitional cell carcinomas (BTCC). This study aimed to investigate the clinical significance of growth arrest-specific 5 (GAS5) gene and its regulatory effects of malignant proliferation and chemotherapy resistance to doxorubicin in BTCC cells. METHODS: The expression of GAS5 was detected by quantitative real-time PCR. Statistical analysis was used to determine the relationship between GAS5 expression and clinical features and the prognostic value of GAS5 for disease free survival...
November 22, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859142/time-dependent-risk-of-depression-anxiety-and-stress-related-disorders-in-patients-with-invasive-and-in-situ-breast-cancer
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Haomin Yang, Judith S Brand, Fang Fang, Flaminia Chiesa, Anna L V Johansson, Per Hall, Kamila Czene
Despite concerns about the mental health of breast cancer patients, little is known regarding the temporal risk pattern and risk factors of common mental disorders among these patients. We estimated standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders in a Swedish nationwide cohort of 40,849 women with invasive and 4,402 women with in-situ breast cancer (2001-2010, median follow-up = 4.5 years). The impact of patient, tumor and treatment characteristics was analyzed using flexible parametric survival models in a regional cohort of 7,940 invasive breast cancer patients (2001-2013, median follow-up = 7...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857691/chemotherapy-induced-constipation-and-diarrhea-pathophysiology-current-and-emerging-treatments
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REVIEW
Rachel M McQuade, Vanesa Stojanovska, Raquel Abalo, Joel C Bornstein, Kulmira Nurgali
Gastrointestinal (GI) side-effects of chemotherapy are a debilitating and often overlooked clinical hurdle in cancer management. Chemotherapy-induced constipation (CIC) and Diarrhea (CID) present a constant challenge in the efficient and tolerable treatment of cancer and are amongst the primary contributors to dose reductions, delays and cessation of treatment. Although prevalence of CIC is hard to estimate, it is believed to affect approximately 16% of cancer patients, whilst incidence of CID has been estimated to be as high as 80%...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853929/longitudinal-assessment-of-pain-management-with-the-pain-management-index-in-cancer-outpatients-receiving-chemotherapy
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Akiko Fujii, Yu Yamada, Koichi Takayama, Takako Nakano, Junji Kishimoto, Tatsuya Morita, Yoichi Nakanishi
PURPOSE: The adequacy of pain management for individuals with cancer who receive outpatient chemotherapy is unclear. The primary objective of this study was to assess pain prevalence and intensity in such patients. The secondary objectives included assessment of pain management with the pain management index (PMI) and exploration of predictors of inadequate pain management. METHODS: Cancer patients who received outpatient chemotherapy were enrolled. Patients were required to complete questionnaires covering demographic data and including the Brief Pain Inventory and the Distress Thermometer and Impact Thermometer...
November 16, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852063/depression-induces-poor-prognosis-associates-with-the-down-regulation-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-of-serum-in-advanced-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yufeng Wu, Ruirui Si, Sen Yang, Suhua Xia, Zelai He, Lili Wang, Zhen He, Qiming Wang, Hong Tang
Patients with lung cancer often experience a state of depression, and these conditions may severely affect their quality of life (QoL) and prescription compliance. The current study was conducted to delineate the complex links between depression and the prognosis of patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and the underlying mechanism was also explored.186 patients who received platinum-based chemotherapy for newly diagnosed stage III or stage IV SCLC were enrolled. The Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) questionnaire was completed the day before the start of chemotherapy to assess the depression status of the patients...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843802/coronary-ectasia-in-a-man-on-breast-cancer-therapy-presenting-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Dana C Johnson, Luay Rifai, Parag V Patel
Limited data exist on the association between breast cancer treatments and coronary artery disease anatomy, particularly in males. We describe an unusual case of diffuse coronary ectasia in a man with breast cancer presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). A 66-year-old man with breast cancer on paclitaxel, tamoxifen, and carboplatin chemotherapy regimen, presents with new onset chest pain. Electrocardiogram reveals anterolateral ST-segment depressions and elevated troponin I level. Emergent angiography revealed grossly ectatic coronary arteries with a total thrombotic occlusion of the mid right coronary artery...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843346/the-danish-prostate-cancer-database
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REVIEW
Mary Nguyen-Nielsen, Søren Høyer, Søren Friis, Steinbjørn Hansen, Klaus Brasso, Erik Breth Jakobsen, Mette Moe, Heidi Larsson, Mette Søgaard, Anne Nakano, Michael Borre
AIM OF DATABASE: The Danish Prostate Cancer Database (DAPROCAdata) is a nationwide clinical cancer database that has prospectively collected data on patients with incident prostate cancer in Denmark since February 2010. The overall aim of the DAPROCAdata is to improve the quality of prostate cancer care in Denmark by systematically collecting key clinical variables for the purposes of health care monitoring, quality improvement, and research. STUDY POPULATION: All Danish patients with histologically verified prostate cancer are included in the DAPROCAdata...
2016: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832148/topological-organization-of-metabolic-brain-networks-in-pre-chemotherapy-cancer-with-depression-a-resting-state-pet-study
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Lei Fang, Zhijun Yao, Jianping An, Xuejiao Chen, Yuanwei Xie, Hui Zhao, Junfeng Mao, Wangsheng Liang, Xiangxing Ma
This study aimed to investigate the metabolic brain network and its relationship with depression symptoms using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography data in 78 pre-chemotherapy cancer patients with depression and 80 matched healthy subjects. Functional and structural imbalance or disruption of brain networks frequently occur following chemotherapy in cancer patients. However, few studies have focused on the topological organization of the metabolic brain network in cancer with depression, especially those without chemotherapy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825697/geriatric-factors-analyses-from-ffcd-2001-02-phase-iii-study-of-first-line-chemotherapy-for-elderly-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Thomas Aparicio, Dany Gargot, Laurent Teillet, Emilie Maillard, Dominique Genet, Jacques Cretin, Christophe Locher, Olivier Bouché, Gilles Breysacher, Jean-François Seitz, Mohamed Gasmi, Laetitia Stefani, Mohamed Ramdani, Thierry Lecomte, Dominique Auby, Roger Faroux, Jean-Baptiste Bachet, Céline Lepère, Faiza Khemissa, Iradj Sobhani, Olivier Boulat, Emmanuel Mitry, Jean-Louis Jouve
AIM: Several predictors of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) outcomes have been described. Specific geriatric characteristics could be of interest to determine prognosis. METHOD: Elderly patients (75+) with previously untreated mCRC were randomly assigned to receive infusional 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy, either alone (FU) or in combination with irinotecan (IRI). Geriatric evaluations were included as an optional procedure. The predictive value of geriatric parameters was determined for the objective response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS)...
November 5, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822049/prevalence-and-related-factors-of-psychological-distress-among-cancer-inpatients-using-routine-distress-thermometer-and-chinese-health-questionnaire-screening
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Yu-Jie Chiou, Nien-Mu Chiu, Liang-Jen Wang, Shau-Hsuan Li, Chun-Yi Lee, Ming-Kung Wu, Chien-Chih Chen, Yi-Shan Wu, Yu Lee
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines suggest routine screening for distress among cancer patients for immediate early psychiatric care. However, previous studies focusing on routine screening for psychological distress among cancer inpatients in Taiwan are scant. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and related factors of psychological distress and mental illness among cancer inpatients in Taiwan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was conducted as a retrospective chart review in a general hospital in southern Taiwan...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817180/a-self-administered-stress-management-intervention-for-hispanic-patients-undergoing-cancer-chemotherapy
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Claudia X Aguado Loi, Teresa M Nesman, Ping Xu, Teletia R Taylor, Susan McMillan, Jeffrey P Krischer, Vida L Tyc, Margaret Gross-King, Viki Huegel
This study evaluated whether a self-administered stress management training (SSMT) could improve quality of life (QOL) and reduce distress among Hispanics receiving chemotherapy across multiple community clinical settings. Participants were randomized to receive SSMT (n = 106) or usual care (UCO) (n = 113). The primary outcome-QOL (SF-36) and secondary outcomes depression (CES-D), and anxiety (STAI) were assessed longitudinally over four chemotherapy cycles. Acculturation (BAS) and patients' intervention adherence were assessed...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803567/assessment-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-oral-mucositis-patients-undergoing-cancer-chemoradiotherapy-a-randomized-cross-sectional-study
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Nallan Csk Chaitanya, Komali Garlapati, Danam Reshma Priyanka, Sravani Soma, Ujwala Suskandla, Niharika Harsha Boinepally
INTRODUCTION: Oral mucositis is an unavoidable complication occurring during the treatment of cancer by radiotherapy, concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT), or chemotherapy. This is a painful sequelae, significantly affecting the nutritional intake and quality of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multicentric cross-sectional study was done at four cancer centers in Hyderabad. About 455 subjects of both genders between 20 and 80 years undergoing cancer treatment such as chemotherapy (Group I), CCRT (Group II), radiotherapy within 14 days of initiation (Group III), and radiotherapy after 14 days of initiation of therapy (Group IV) who had oral mucositis were included in the study...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796822/effects-of-shugan-jianpi-formula-on-myeloid-derived-suppression-cells-mediated-depression-breast-cancer-mice
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Yu-Tong Lu, Jie Li, Xin Qi, Ying-Xia Pei, Wen-Guang Shi, Hong-Sheng Lin
OBJECTIVE: To observe the intervention effect of Shugan Jianpi Formula (, SGJPF) on a breast cancer mouse model with depression and investigate the underlying mechanism of SGJPF in preventing the development of breast cancer. METHODS: The breast cancer model was induced by inoculation of breast cancer cells, the depression model was induced by chronic stress stimuli, and the depression cancer model was established by combining the two factors. The mice were divided into 7 groups: normal control, depression model, tumor model, depression tumor model, SGJPF, chemotherapy, and SGJPF+chemotherapy groups...
October 28, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766422/characteristics-associated-with-inter-individual-differences-in-the-trajectories-of-self-reported-attentional-function-in-oncology-outpatients-receiving-chemotherapy
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Juliet Shih, Heather Leutwyler, Christine Ritchie, Steven M Paul, Jon D Levine, Bruce Cooper, Fay Wright, Yvette P Conley, Christine Miaskowski
PURPOSE: Between 14 and 85 % of patients report noticeable changes in cognitive function during chemotherapy (CTX). The purposes of this study were to determine which demographic, clinical, and symptom characteristics were associated with inter-individual variability in initial levels of attentional function as well as with changes in the trajectories of attentional function in a sample of oncology patients who received two cycles of CTX. METHODS: Oncology outpatients (n = 1329) were recruited from two comprehensive cancer centers, one veteran's affairs hospital, and four community-based oncology programs...
October 20, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709549/reversal-effect-of-ouabain-on-multidrug-resistance-in-esophageal-carcinoma-ec109-cddp-cells-by-inhibiting-the-translocation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-into-the-nucleus
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Yucheng Shen, Qinghua Wang, Ye Tian
The incidence of esophageal carcinoma is increasing throughout the world. A major obstacle to its treatment is acquired multidrug resistance (MDR) which results in the failure of chemotherapy and patient relapse. Here, we identified that ouabain is capable of reversing MDR to cisplatin (CDDP) in EC109/CDDP cells and explore the possible mechanisms of action. The parental and the MDR cell lines were both sensitive to ouabain with 50 % inhibitory concentration (IC50) values of 258.11 and 710.63 nM, respectively...
October 5, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709283/post-treatment-with-cotinine-improved-memory-and-decreased-depressive-like-behavior-after-chemotherapy-in-rats
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Alexandre Iarkov, Doreen Appunn, Valentina Echeverria
PURPOSE: Most cancer patients treated with systemic adjuvant chemotherapy endure long-lasting side effects including decrease in concentration, forgetfulness and slower thinking, which are globally termed "chemobrain." Cotinine, the main derivative of nicotine, improved visual and spatial working memory and decreased depressive-like behavior in an animal model of chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the effect of cotinine on weight gain, locomotor activity, cognitive abilities and depressive-like behavior in rats treated with the chemotherapy mix, cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5-fluorouracil...
October 5, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708523/role-of-methylphenidate-in-the-treatment-of-fatigue-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-population
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Zhenyang Jiang, Harriet Butler-Bowen, Teresa Rodriguez, Marie C Garcon, Melissa Hennessey Smith, Valerie Relias, Muhammad Wasif Saif
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common but devastating symptom for advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) patients. To date, no proven treatment exists. Methylphenidate (MPH) showed inconsistent results in treating other cancer related fatigue. We performed a retrospective study to assess MPH in ameliorating fatigue in APC patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our clinic APC patients' records who visited from 06/2011 - 11/2014. Fatigue was assessed by Visual Analog Fatigue Scale (VAFS) and classified as grade 1 (VAFS 1-3), grade 2 (VAFS 4-6) and grade 3 (VAFS 7-10) to correspond with CTCAE V4...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699737/-cancer-related-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-in-patients-with-cancer
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Chia-Chan Kao, Yu-Hua Lin
At least half of patients with cancer experience emotional distress (e.g., posttraumatic stress symptoms). Most of the studies on the emotional distress of Taiwanese cancer patients have focused on issues of depression rather than on posttraumatic stress disorder. The scope of the present article covers the definitions of cancer-related posttraumatic stress disorder (CR-PTSD) and cancer-related posttraumatic stress symptoms (CR-PTSS), identifies the differences and similarities between professional interview and self-administered measurement tools and their applications; analyzes the prevalence of CR-PTSD and CR-PTSS; identifies the possible contributing sociodemographic (younger age, female, low education, low socio-economic status), clinical (advanced stage, undergoing chemotherapy, just completed the therapy), and psychosocial (negative psychological traits, poor social support, and insufficient coping strategies) of CR-PTSD and CR-PTSS; and aggregates the effects of cognitive and psychosocial interventions on CR-PTSD and CR-PTSS...
October 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696078/quality-of-life-qol-and-symptom-burden-sb-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Julia Hamer, Rachel McDonald, Liying Zhang, Sunil Verma, Angela Leahey, Christine Ecclestone, Gillian Bedard, Natalie Pulenzas, Anchal Bhatia, Ronald Chow, Carlo DeAngelis, Janet Ellis, Eileen Rakovitch, Justin Lee, Edward Chow
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the quality of life (QOL) and symptom burden (SB) among breast cancer patients. METHODS: Patients with DCIS, early stage, locally advanced, or metastatic breast cancer completed the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy for Breast Cancer (FACT-B). Patients were divided into subsequent cohorts based on their last day of treatment, age at enrollment, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy...
September 30, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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