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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
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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: 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 (76.3%) responded to the survey...
April 7, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278329/patients-and-parents-needs-attitudes-and-perceptions-about-early-palliative-care-integration-in-pediatric-oncology
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Deena R Levine, Belinda N Mandrell, April Sykes, Michele Pritchard, Deborah Gibson, Heather J Symons, David Wendler, Justin N Baker
Importance: Early palliative care integration for cancer patients is now touted as the optimal care model, yet significant barriers often prevent its implementation. A perceived barrier, especially for pediatric oncology patients, is the notion that patients and their families may not need or want palliative care involvement early in the disease trajectory. Objective: To determine the perception of symptom burden early in treatment and assess attitudes toward early integration of palliative care in pediatric oncology patient-parent pairs...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247661/-internal-drainage-in-cancer-patients-optimizing-treatment-of-stent-related-symptoms
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A G Martov, D V Ergakov, A B Novikov, N G Muzhetskaya, G L Esen'yan
INTRODUCTION: The so-called stent-related symptoms caused mainly by detrusor overactivity due to distal ("cystic") curl of the internal stent are common among patients with this type of drainage. The need for long-term stenting makes the quality of life of cancer patients one of the challenging problems of modern urology. The aim of this study was to optimize treatment of stent-related symptoms in cancer patients with internal long-term stents by complementing the treatment regimen with m-anticholinergic solifenacin...
April 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238091/patient-reported-symptoms-of-radiation-dermatitis-during-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-a-pilot-study
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Jieun Lee, Won Park, Doo Ho Choi, Seung Jae Huh, Im-Ryung Kim, Danbee Kang, Juhee Cho
PURPOSE: To find out which symptoms most frequently and severely affect breast cancer patients during radiotherapy and how patients manage the symptoms and unmet needs. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with 111 patients who receive radiotherapy for breast cancer from January to April 2015 at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. Participants were asked about symptoms and discomfort due to radiotherapy, management methods for radiation dermatitis, unmet needs for radiation dermatitis care, and clinical and socio-demographic information...
February 25, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156551/effect-of-early-integrated-palliative-care-on-family-caregivers-fc-outcomes-for-patients-with-gastrointestinal-and-lung-cancer
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Vicki A Jackson, Joseph A Greer, William F Pirl, Elyse R Park, Anthony Back, Alona Muzikansky, Mihir Kamdar, Simone Rinaldi, Juliet Jacobsen, Joel Fishbein, Justin Eusebio, Harry VanDusen, Ryan David Nipp, David P Ryan, Jennifer S Temel
234 Background: Patients with newly diagnosed advanced cancers who receive early palliative care (PC) integrated with oncology care report improvement in their quality of life (QOL) and mood. While a telephone-based psycho-educational intervention for FC decrease depression, the impact of early, integrated outpatient PC models on FC outcomes remains unknown. METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial of early PC integrated with oncology care versus oncology care alone for newly diagnosed patients with incurable lung and gastrointestinal cancers and their FC...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156549/psychosocial-distress-in-vulnerable-patient-populations-what-happens-after-screening
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Margot Albert, Leslie Safier, Heather A Harris, Anne Kinderman
114 Background: The Commission on Cancer mandates psychosocial distress screening for patients with cancer, as well as documentation of referrals made to address sources of distress. Patients in safety net settings, who are vulnerable to significant economic and social stressors, may benefit from such screening; however, it is unclear if patients can access needed services and if their needs change over time. We examined the experience of cancer patients in an urban safety-net healthcare system to identify areas of improvement in the provision of support services...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156436/effect-of-edmonton-symptom-assessment-scale-esas-on-symptom-data-collection-in-a-radiation-oncology-department
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Puja Venkat, Michael Yu
83 Background: ESAS has been used to examine quality of life and symptom burden of patients undergoing cancer treatment. The purpose of this study is to examine attitudes towards ESAS among patients in a Radiation Oncology clinic in conjunction with the perspective of cancer care professionals, to establish ideal implementation of this tool to improve patient care. METHODS: Routine use of ESAS in a single Radiation Oncology Department was initiated in July 2015. Six months after implementation, an anonymous, electronic survey was administered to 50 healthcare providers within this department, including attending physicians, resident physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and registered nurses...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152967/enhancing-a-culture-of-patient-safety-in-an-oncologic-hospital-setting
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Shannon Bristow
135 Background: Patient safety is a priority for all hospitals and staff members. With approx. 1:10 hospitalized patients experiencing an adverse event(1), healthcare lags behind other industries with regards to safety. Oncology patients have an increased risk of adverse events due to an immunocompromised status, coupled with complex treatments. Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center (ERMC) recognized the need to heighten patient safety while maintaining a positive patient experience...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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