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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128255/patients-experience-of-the-monitoring-of-free-flaps-after-reconstruction-for-oral-cancer
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H Nazir, D Lowe, S N Rogers
Regular monitoring of free flaps is essential after microvascular free tissue transfer, but the frequency and duration of the observations vary between units and there is no consensus nationally. Best practice can be informed by the feedback of patients, but as we know of no such studies, we did a cross-sectional survey of a consecutive group of patients after free tissue transfer to find out what they thought about monitoring. We designed a study-specific questionnaire after consultation with the patient and carer forum, and sent it to 150 patients who had had free tissue transfer in the maxillofacial department at Aintree University Hospital during 2015 and 2016...
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127209/counseling-on-sun-protection-and-indoor-tanning
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Sophie J Balk, Elizabeth A Gottschlich, Dawn M Holman, Meg Watson
BACKGROUND: The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends clinical counseling for individuals ages 10 to 24 years to decrease skin cancer risk. METHODS: A national, random sample of US American Academy of Pediatrics members practicing primary care in 2002 (response rate 55%) and 2015 (response rate 43%). Surveys explored attitudes and experiences regarding sun protection counseling; indoor tanning questions were added in 2015. χ(2) tests compared demographics and counseling responses across years, and multivariable logistic regression models examined counseling predictors...
November 10, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080921/unmet-support-needs-of-sexual-and-gender-minority-breast-cancer-survivors
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Maria Teresa Brown, Jane A McElroy
PURPOSE: This study explored sources of stress and support experienced by sexual and gender minority (SGM) breast cancer survivors and the impact of treatment on their lives. METHODS: SGM breast cancer survivors were identified through purposive and referral sampling and invited to participate in a web-based survey containing both closed- and open-ended items. Sixty-eight SGM breast cancer survivors aged 18-75 years completed the survey between May 2015 and January 2016...
October 28, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067426/effect-of-robotic-assisted-vs-conventional-laparoscopic-surgery-on-risk-of-conversion-to-open-laparotomy-among-patients-undergoing-resection-for-rectal-cancer-the-rolarr-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
David Jayne, Alessio Pigazzi, Helen Marshall, Julie Croft, Neil Corrigan, Joanne Copeland, Phil Quirke, Nick West, Tero Rautio, Niels Thomassen, Henry Tilney, Mark Gudgeon, Paolo Pietro Bianchi, Richard Edlin, Claire Hulme, Julia Brown
Importance: Robotic rectal cancer surgery is gaining popularity, but limited data are available regarding safety and efficacy. Objective: To compare robotic-assisted vs conventional laparoscopic surgery for risk of conversion to open laparotomy among patients undergoing resection for rectal cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: Randomized clinical trial comparing robotic-assisted vs conventional laparoscopic surgery among 471 patients with rectal adenocarcinoma suitable for curative resection conducted at 29 sites across 10 countries, including 40 surgeons...
October 24, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052110/developing-a-novel-model-to-improve-research-and-care-for-cancer-survivors-a-feasibility-study
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Shoshana M Rosenberg, Jennifer A Ligibel, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Eric D Jacobsen, Judy E Garber, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Craig A Bunnell, Patricia Nutting, Kim Sprunck-Harrild, Sarah K Walsh, Ann H Partridge
Despite a growing number of clinical trials and supportive care programs for cancer survivors, recruitment of patients for these opportunities during the survivorship phase of care is challenging. We piloted a novel process to systematically educate patients about available research studies and supportive care programs as part of a survivorship care visit. Between 3/2015 and 8/2015, patients seen in the Adult Survivorship Program who had not previously received a treatment summary and survivorship care plan (TS/SCP) were provided with one accompanied by a list of survivorship research studies and care programs tailored to their diagnosis...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990155/treatment-decisions-and-employment-of-breast-cancer-patients-results-of-a-population-based-survey
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Reshma Jagsi, Paul H Abrahamse, Kamaria L Lee, Lauren P Wallner, Nancy K Janz, Ann S Hamilton, Kevin C Ward, Monica Morrow, Allison W Kurian, Christopher R Friese, Sarah T Hawley, Steven J Katz
BACKGROUND: Many patients with breast cancer work for pay at the time of their diagnosis, and the treatment plan may threaten their livelihood. Understanding work experiences in a contemporary population-based sample is necessary to inform initiatives to reduce the burden of cancer care. METHODS: Women who were 20 to 79 years old and had been diagnosed with stage 0 to II breast cancer, as reported to the Georgia and Los Angeles Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registries in 2014-2015, were surveyed...
October 9, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959715/prevalence-and-predictors-of-herbal-medicine-use-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Mohamed Rashrash, Jon C Schommer, Lawrence M Brown
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence of herbal medicine use among US adults and to assess factors associated with and predictors of herbal use. DESIGN: The data for herbal products use were collected from the 2015 National Consumer Survey on the Medication Experience and Pharmacists' Roles. Chi-square test was used to analyz factors associated with herbal use, and predictors of herbal use were assessed with logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Factors associated with herbal supplement use include age older than 70, having a higher than high school education, using prescription medications or over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and using a mail-order pharmacy...
September 2017: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835224/are-heart-toxicities-in-breast-cancer-patients-important-for-radiation-oncologists-a-practice-pattern-survey-in-german-speaking-countries
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Marciana Nona Duma, Stefan Münch, Markus Oechsner, Stephanie Elisabeth Combs
BACKGROUND: To assess the personal beliefs of radiation oncologists regarding heart sparing techniques in breast cancer patients. METHODS: Between August 2015 and September 2015, a survey was sent to radiation oncology departments in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 82 radiation oncology departments answered the questionnaire: 16 university clinics and 66 other departments. Most (87.2%) of the participants had >10 years of radiation oncology experience. RESULTS: 89...
August 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814131/what-factors-influence-women-s-perceptions-of-their-systemic-recurrence-risk-after-breast-cancer-treatment
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Kamaria L Lee, Nancy K Janz, Brian J Zikmund-Fisher, Reshma Jagsi, Lauren P Wallner, Allison W Kurian, Steven J Katz, Paul Abrahamse, Sarah T Hawley
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer patients' misunderstanding of their systemic cancer recurrence risk has consequences on decision-making and quality of life. Little is known about how women derive their risk estimates. METHODS: Using Los Angeles and Georgia's SEER registries (2014-2015), a random sample of early-stage breast cancer patients was sent surveys about 2 to 3 months after surgery ( N = 3930; RR, 68%). We conducted an inductive thematic analysis of open-ended responses about why women chose their risk estimates in a uniquely large sub-sample ( N = 1,754)...
August 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764925/profile-of-european-proton-and-carbon-ion-therapy-centers-assessed-by-the-eortc-facility-questionnaire
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Damien C Weber, André Abrunhosa-Branquinho, Alessandra Bolsi, Andrzej Kacperek, Rémi Dendale, Dirk Geismar, Barbara Bachtiary, Annika Hall, Jens Heufelder, Klaus Herfarth, Jürgen Debus, Maurizio Amichetti, Mechthild Krause, Roberto Orecchia, Vladimir Vondracek, Juliette Thariat, Tomasz Kajdrowicz, Kristina Nilsson, Cai Grau
BACKGROUND: We performed a survey using the modified EORTC Facility questionnaire (pFQ) to evaluate the human, technical and organizational resources of particle centers in Europe. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The modified pFQ consisted of 235 questions distributed in 11 sections accessible on line on an EORTC server. Fifteen centers from 8 countries completed the pFQ between May 2015 and December 2015. RESULTS: The average number of patients treated per year and per particle center was 221 (range, 40-557)...
July 29, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676071/effectiveness-of-an-intervention-to-improve-supportive-care-for-family-caregivers-of-patients-with-lung-cancer-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michèle Aubin, Lucie Vézina, René Verreault, Sébastien Simard, Jean-François Desbiens, Lise Tremblay, Serge Dumont, Lise Fillion, Maman Joyce Dogba, Pierre Gagnon
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers (FC) often experience higher distress levels than their relative with cancer. Many cancer centers have implemented distress screening programs, but most of them concentrate their efforts on patients, with little attention to their FC. To fill this gap, a pragmatic intervention has been designed to improve supportive care for FC of patients with lung cancer. This article describes the study protocol of a single-center randomized controlled trial to assess its effectiveness...
July 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670821/pain-intensity-and-pain-self-management-strategies-following-discharge-after-surgery-an-australian-prospective-observational-study
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F C Veal, A J Thompson, L J Perry, L R Bereznicki, G M Peterson
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Up to 80% of patients experience acute pain following surgery. This study aimed to improve the current understanding about the strategies individuals use to self-manage pain following discharge after surgery, stratified by pain intensity. METHODS: A prospective observational study conducted at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Australia, between November 2014 and March 2015. Eligible participants were 18 years or older and had undergone surgery requiring an incision...
July 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669503/impact-of-adverse-events-and-length-of-stay-on-patient-experience-after-lung-cancer-resection
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Emma J M Grigor, Jelena Ivanovic, Caitlin Anstee, Zach Zhang, Sebastian Gilbert, Donna E Maziak, Farid M Shamji, Sudhir Sundaresan, Patrick J Villeneuve, Tim Ramsay, Andrew J E Seely
BACKGROUND: Postoperative adverse events (AEs), prolonged length of stay (PLOS), and patient experience are common quality measures after thoracic surgical procedures. Our objective was to investigate the relationship of postoperative AEs on patient experience and hospital length of stay (LOS) after lung cancer resection. METHODS: AEs (using Thoracic Morbidity and Mortality system based on Clavien-Dindo schema) and LOS were prospectively collected for all patients undergoing lung cancer resection...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624978/preferences-for-breast-cancer-risk-reduction-among-brca1-brca2-mutation-carriers-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Alexander Liede, Carol A Mansfield, Kelly A Metcalfe, Melanie A Price, Carrie Snyder, Henry T Lynch, Sue Friedman, Justyna Amelio, Joshua Posner, Steven A Narod, Geoffrey J Lindeman, D Gareth Evans
PURPOSE: Unaffected women who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations face difficult choices about reducing their breast cancer risk. Understanding their treatment preferences could help us improve patient counseling and inform drug trials. The objective was to explore preferences for various risk-reducing options among women with germline BRCA1/2 mutations using a discrete-choice experiment survey and to compare expressed preferences with actual behaviors. METHODS: A discrete-choice experiment survey was designed wherein women choose between hypothetical treatments to reduce breast cancer risk...
September 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429207/organizational-and-welfare-mode-of-breast-centers-network-a-survey-of-sicilian-radiologists
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Maria Adele Marino, Orazio Pennisi, Annalisa Donia, Carmelo Sofia, Claudio Guerra, Carmelo Privitera, Placido Romeo
The European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists has created quality indicators for breast units to establish the minimum standards of care for patients. In Italy, each region differs, indeed, in terms of health care and services warranted to patients suffering from breast cancer. Since Sicilian Regional Administration today is still disregarding implementation of the provisions contained in the proposal of the Ministry of Health entitled "Guidelines on Organizational and Health Care Methods of Breast Centers Network" in November 2015 the Sicilian Regional Group of the Italian Society of Radiology (SIRM) decided to carry out a survey to see the position of the Sicilian Healthcare System and define the gap to bridge over...
April 20, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410808/questioning-the-differences-between-general-public-vs-patient-based-preferences-towards-eq-5d-5l-defined-hypothetical-health-states
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Marko Ogorevc, Nika Murovec, Natacha Bolanos Fernandez, Valentina Prevolnik Rupel
The purpose of this article is to explore whether any differences exist between the general population and patient based preferences towards EQ-5D-5L defined hypothetical health states. The article discusses the role of adaptation and self-interest in valuing health states and it also contributes rigorous empirical evidence to the scientific debate on the differences between the patient and general population preferences towards hypothetical health states. Patient preferences were elicited in 2015 with the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire using time trade-off and discrete choice experiment design and compared to the Spanish general population preferences, which were elicited using identical methods...
March 28, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410343/patient-understanding-of-the-risks-and-benefits-of-biologic-therapies-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-insights-from-a-large-scale-analysis-of-social-media-platforms
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Bibiana Martinez, Francis Dailey, Christopher V Almario, Michelle S Keller, Mansee Desai, Taylor Dupuy, Sasan Mosadeghi, Cynthia Whitman, Karen Lasch, Lyann Ursos, Brennan M R Spiegel
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients' knowledge and understanding of biologic therapies outside traditional surveys. Here, we used social media data to examine IBD patients' understanding of the risks and benefits associated with biologic therapies and how this affects decision-making. METHODS: We collected posts from Twitter and e-forum discussions from >3000 social media sites posted between June 27, 2012 and June 27, 2015...
July 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402748/gaps-in-incorporating-germline-genetic-testing-into-treatment-decision-making-for-early-stage-breast-cancer
#18
Allison W Kurian, Yun Li, Ann S Hamilton, Kevin C Ward, Sarah T Hawley, Monica Morrow, M Chandler McLeod, Reshma Jagsi, Steven J Katz
Purpose Genetic testing for breast cancer risk is evolving rapidly, with growing use of multiple-gene panels that can yield uncertain results. However, little is known about the context of such testing or its impact on treatment. Methods A population-based sample of patients with breast cancer diagnosed in 2014 to 2015 and identified by two SEER registries (Georgia and Los Angeles) were surveyed about genetic testing experiences (N = 3,672; response rate, 68%). Responses were merged with SEER data. A patient subgroup at higher pretest risk of pathogenic mutation carriage was defined according to genetic testing guidelines...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398629/treatment-experiences-of-latinas-after-diagnosis-of-breast-cancer
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Steven J Katz, Lauren P Wallner, Paul H Abrahamse, Nancy K Janz, Kathryn A Martinez, Dean A Shumway, Ann S Hamilton, Kevin C Ward, Kenneth A Resnicow, Sarah T Hawley
BACKGROUND: The authors examined racial/ethnic differences in patient perspectives regarding their breast cancer treatment experiences. METHODS: A weighted random sample of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer between 2013 and 2015 in Los Angeles County and Georgia were sent surveys 2 months after undergoing surgery (5080 women; 70% response rate). The analytic sample was limited to patients residing in Los Angeles County (2397 women). RESULTS: The pattern of visits with different specialists before surgery was found to be similar across racial/ethnic groups...
August 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392549/korean-cancer-patients-awareness-of-clinical-trials-perceptions-on-the-benefit-and-willingness-to-participate
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Yoojoo Lim, Jee Min Lim, Won Jae Jeong, Kyung-Hun Lee, Bhumsuk Keam, Tae-Yong Kim, Tae Min Kim, Sae-Won Han, Do Youn Oh, Dong-Wan Kim, Tae-You Kim, Dae Seog Heo, Yung-Jue Bang, Seock-Ah Im
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess current levels of awareness of clinical trials (CTs), perceptions regarding their benefits and willingness to participate to CTs among Korean cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From December 2012 to August 2015, we distributed questionnaires to cancer patients receiving systemic anti-cancer therapy at Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. RESULTS: A total of 397 out of 520 requested patients (76...
October 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
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