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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501109/sarcopenia-a-new-predictor-of-postoperative-complications-for-elderly-gastric-cancer-patients-who-underwent-radical-gastrectomy
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Chong-Jun Zhou, Feng-Min Zhang, Fei-Yu Zhang, Zhen Yu, Xiao-Lei Chen, Xian Shen, Cheng-Le Zhuang, Xiao-Xi Chen
BACKGROUND: A geriatric assessment is needed to identify high-risk elderly patients with gastric cancer. However, the current geriatric assessment has been considered to be either time-consuming or subjective. The present study aimed to investigate the predictive effect of sarcopenia on the postoperative complications for elderly patients who underwent radical gastrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of patients who underwent radical gastrectomy from August 2014 to December 2015...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499724/cardio-oncology-in-the-older-adult
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REVIEW
Prajwal Reddy, Chetan Shenoy, Anne H Blaes
Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in older adults. Many first-line cancer treatments have the potential for cardiotoxicity. Age-related risk factors, pre-existing cardiac disease, and a high prevalence of comorbidities are reasons for increased cardiotoxicity in older adults. Concerns regarding cardiotoxicity may lead to frailty bias and undertreatment, resulting in suboptimal outcomes. There is an urgent need for geriatric-specific evidence and guidelines to help tailor care for this vulnerable group...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487465/geriatric-assessment-predicts-survival-and-competing-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-early-colorectal-cancer-can-it-help-in-adjuvant-therapy-decision-making
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Maite Antonio, Juana Saldaña, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, Valentín Navarro, Cristian Tebé, Marga Nadal, Francesc Formiga, Ramon Salazar, Josep Maria Borràs
BACKGROUND: The challenge when selecting elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) for adjuvant therapy is to estimate the likelihood that death from other causes will preclude cancer events from occurring. The aim of this paper is to evaluate whether comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) can predict survival and cancer-specific mortality in elderly CRC patients candidates for adjuvant therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred ninety-five consecutive patients aged ≥75 with high-risk stage II and stage III CRC were prospectively included from May 2008 to May 2015...
May 9, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455547/associations-of-sleep-disturbance-with-physical-function-and-cognition-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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Kah Poh Loh, Chintan Pandya, Jason Zittel, Sindhuja Kadambi, Marie Flannery, Natalie Reizine, Allison Magnuson, Giovanna Braganza, Karen Mustian, William Dale, Paul Duberstein, Supriya Gupta Mohile
PURPOSE: Although sleep disturbances are common in older adults, studies evaluating the prevalence of sleep disturbance and its influence on functional outcomes in older adults with cancer are few. In this study, we examined the prevalence of sleep disturbance and its association with physical function and cognition in older adults with cancer. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of patients who were referred and evaluated in the Specialized Oncology Care & Research in the Elderly (SOCARE) clinics at the Universities of Rochester and Chicago from May 2011 to October 2015...
April 28, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403222/comorbidity-and-dementia-a-nationwide-survey-in-taiwan
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Ting-Bin Chen, Szu-Yu Yiao, Yu Sun, Huey-Jane Lee, Shu-Chien Yang, Ming-Jang Chiu, Ta-Fu Chen, Ker-Neng Lin, Li-Yu Tang, Chung-Chih Lin, Pei-Ning Wang
BACKGROUND: Comorbid medical diseases are highly prevalent in the geriatric population, imposing hardship on healthcare services for demented individuals. Dementia also complicates clinical care for other co-existing medical conditions. This study investigated the comorbidities associated with dementia in the elderly population aged 65 years and over in Taiwan. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide, population-based, cross-sectional survey; participants were selected by computerized random sampling from all 19 Taiwan counties between December 2011 and March 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353488/management-of-central-venous-access-device-associated-skin-impairment-an-evidence-based-algorithm
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Daphne Broadhurst, Nancy Moureau, Amanda J Ullman
Patients relying on central venous access devices (CVADs) for treatment are frequently complex. Many have multiple comorbid conditions, including renal impairment, nutritional deficiencies, hematologic disorders, or cancer. These conditions can impair the skin surrounding the CVAD insertion site, resulting in an increased likelihood of skin damage when standard CVAD management practices are employed. Supported by the World Congress of Vascular Access (WoCoVA), developed an evidence- and consensus-based algorithm to improve CVAD-associated skin impairment (CASI) identification and diagnosis, guide clinical decision-making, and improve clinician confidence in managing CASI...
May 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292646/follow-up-of-elderly-patients-with-urogenital-cancers-evaluation-of-geriatric-care-needs-and-related-actions
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Silvio Monfardini, Sara Morlino, Riccardo Valdagni, Mario Catanzaro, Ardit Tafa, Barbara Bortolato, Giovanni Petralia, Elisa Bonetto, Elisa Villa, Stefano Picozzi, Maria Cristina Locatelli, Giuseppe Galetti, Andrea Millul, Yasmin Albanese, Elisa Bianchi, Claudia Panzarino, Francesca Gerardi, Ettore Beghi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) with subsequent investigation of healthcare patterns in older patients with urological cancers undergoing initial surgery or radiotherapy, to verify the usefulness of the incorporation of geriatric principles in future care plans. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study. From November 2011 to March 2015, CGA was offered to all patients aged 70+ years treated with radiotherapy or surgery at seven tertiary centers...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288711/marginal-zone-lymphoma-in-elderly-and-geriatric-patients
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REVIEW
Valentin Goede
Approximately 50% of patients with newly diagnosed marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) are of advanced age. For the three subtypes of MZL (extranodal MZL of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, splenic MZL, nodal MZL), the median age at diagnosis is around 65-70 years. Due to the lack of larger studies in MZL, little is known of the prevalence of comorbidity, polypharmacy, or geriatric syndromes in older patients with MZL. The impact of these concurrent conditions on the tolerability and feasibility of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures used in MZL has not been specifically investigated...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286660/preference-of-elderly-patients-to-oral-or-intravenous-chemotherapy-in-heavily-pre-treated-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-final-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-trial
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Radoslav Chekerov, Philipp Harter, Stefan Fuxius, Lars Christian Hanker, Linn Woelber, Lothar Müller, Peter Klare, Wolfgang Abenhardt, Yoana Nedkova, Isil Yalcinkaya, Georg Heinrich, Harald Sommer, Sven Mahner, Pauline Wimberger, Dominique Koensgen-Mustea, Rolf Richter, Gülten Oskay-Oezcelik, Jalid Sehouli
BACKGROUND: Palliative systemic treatment in elderly gynaecological cancer patients remains a major challenge. In recurrent ovarian cancer (ROC), treosulfan an active alkylating drug showed similar cytotoxicity whether as oral (p.o.) or intravenous (i.v.) application. The aim of this innovative trial was to evaluate the preference of elderly patients (≥65 years) for p.o. or i.v. chemotherapy focusing compliance, outcome, toxicities, and geriatric aspects as secondary endpoints. METHODS: Patients with ROC had the free choice between treosulfan i...
2017: Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285980/activities-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-of-older-adults-with-cancer
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Mackenzi Pergolotti, Allison M Deal, Grant R Williams, Ashley L Bryant, Jeannette T Bensen, Hyman B Muss, Bryce B Reeve
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to (1) describe the activities, function, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of a large sample of older adults (age ≥65) with cancer, (2) identify the associations with demographics, cancer type, comorbid conditions, and ability to participate in activities and functional status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Health Registry/Cancer Survivorship Cohort is an institutional database designed to aid cancer survivorship research. The registry includes three measures of patient-reported HRQOL: FACT-G and PROMIS® Global measures for physical and mental health...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258899/are-future-radiation-oncologists-equipped-with-the-knowledge-to-manage-elderly-patients-with-cancer
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Lucinda Morris, Niluja Thiruthaneeswaran, Margot Lehman, Gina Hasselburg, Sandra Turner
PURPOSE: To assess radiation oncology (RO) trainee knowledge, attitudes, and clinical practice relating to geriatric oncology. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A custom online survey was anonymously administered to RO trainees across Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. The survey assessed 3 domains: (1) trainee demographics and prior training in geriatric medicine; (2) current clinical practice and attitudes regarding elderly cancer patients and radiation therapy; and (3) opinions regarding educational opportunities around geriatric oncology...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256432/phase-ii-study-of-dose-attenuated-bortezomib-cyclophosphamide-and-dexamethasone-vcd-lite-in-very-old-or-otherwise-toxicity-vulnerable-adults-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma
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Sascha A Tuchman, Joseph O Moore, Carlos D DeCastro, Zhiguo Li, Emily Sellars, Yubin Kang, Gwynn Long, Cristina G Gasparetto
OBJECTIVES: Multiple myeloma (MM) primarily strikes older adults, but full-dose chemotherapy such as bortezomib (Velcade), cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (VCD) is often excessively toxic to very old or frail adults and those with substantial comorbidities. We piloted dose-attenuated VCD ("VCD-Lite") in such vulnerable adults with newly diagnosed MM (NDMM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects with NDMM and a high risk of therapy-related toxicity due to factors above received bortezomib 1...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125760/resource-use-and-medicare-costs-during-lay-navigation-for-geriatric-patients-with-cancer
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Gabrielle B Rocque, Maria Pisu, Bradford E Jackson, Elizabeth A Kvale, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Michelle Y Martin, Karen Meneses, Yufeng Li, Richard A Taylor, Aras Acemgil, Courtney P Williams, Nedra Lisovicz, Mona Fouad, Kelly M Kenzik, Edward E Partridge
Importance: Lay navigators in the Patient Care Connect Program support patients with cancer from diagnosis through survivorship to end of life. They empower patients to engage in their health care and navigate them through the increasingly complex health care system. Navigation programs can improve access to care, enhance coordination of care, and overcome barriers to timely, high-quality health care. However, few data exist regarding the financial implications of implementing a lay navigation program...
January 26, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089304/management-of-prostate-cancer-in-elderly-patients-recommendations-of-a-task-force-of-the-international-society-of-geriatric-oncology
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REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Droz, Gilles Albrand, Silke Gillessen, Simon Hughes, Nicolas Mottet, Stéphane Oudard, Heather Payne, Martine Puts, Gilbert Zulian, Lodovico Balducci, Matti Aapro
CONTEXT: Prostate cancer is the most frequent male cancer. Since the median age of diagnosis is 66 yr, many patients require both geriatric and urologic evaluation if treatment is to be tailored to individual circumstances including comorbidities and frailty. OBJECTIVE: To update the 2014 International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) guidelines on prostate cancer in men aged >70 yr. The update includes new material on health status evaluation and the treatment of localised, advanced, and castrate-resistant disease...
January 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062326/the-impact-of-comorbidity-on-surgical-outcomes-in-older-adults-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Virginia Sun, Peggy S Burhenn, Lily Lai, Arti Hurria
OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the impact of comorbidity on surgical outcomes and postoperative geriatric events in older adults with cancer, and review key components of quality perioperative nursing care of older adults with cancer. DATA SOURCES: Journal articles, research reports, state of the science papers, position papers, and clinical guidelines from professional organizations. CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of multiple comorbidities and the associated burden of geriatric events in older adults after cancer surgery have a substantial impact on surgical outcomes, quality of life, and health care costs...
February 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060439/factors-associated-with-unexpected-admissions-and-mortality-among-low-functioning-older-patients-receiving-home-medical-care
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Hiroyuki Umegaki, Atushi Asai, Shigeru Kanda, Keiko Maeda, Takuya Shimojima, Hideki Nomura, Masafumi Kuzuya
AIM: The need for and availability of home medical care for elderly patients with limitations in terms of access to medical facilities has been increasing. We investigated the association between low function, malnutrition, dementia and multicomorbidity with patient prognosis, focusing on unexpected hospital admissions and mortality in elderly non-cancer patients receiving home care. METHODS: The study included 124 Japanese patients receiving home medical care in the form of regular visits from doctors and nurses for physical and/or mental disability...
January 6, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054112/-surgical-treatment-of-colorectal-carcinoma-in-the-elderly
#17
J Schuld, M Glanemann
Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most frequent tumor entities worldwide. The treatment of elderly and mostly polymorbid patients is an outstanding challenge in view of the demographic change with a continuously aging community. Due to the demographic changes the numbers of elderly (>65 years) and very old (≥80 years) patients are steadily increasing in surgical cohorts. This has resulted in higher morbidity and mortality rates in comparison to younger patients, with increased wound healing and cardiovascular complications but with comparable numbers of anastomotic insufficiency...
February 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053513/metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-in-very-elderly-patients-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Orazio Caffo, Francesca Maines, Mimma Rizzo, Stefania Kinspergher, Antonello Veccia
The treatment of elderly patients with cancer is usually viewed by clinicians as a challenge, because of the age-related decline in normal organ function and the frequent concomitant administration of multiple drugs for comorbid conditions. Clinicians therefore tend not to prescribe antineoplastic agents (mainly in the case of chemotherapy) to elderly patients, with the fear of excess toxicity leading to an unfavorable cost:benefit ratio. The cutoff age defining a cancer patient as elderly is usually 70 years, but over the last 10 years clinicians have paid more attention to functional status, as evaluated by means of a comprehensive geriatric assessment and comorbidity burden, rather than chronological age...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049616/three-decades-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-evidence-coming-from-different-healthcare-settings-and-specific-clinical-conditions
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REVIEW
Alberto Pilotto, Alberto Cella, Andrea Pilotto, Julia Daragjati, Nicola Veronese, Clarissa Musacchio, Anna Maria Mello, Giancarlo Logroscino, Alessandro Padovani, Camilla Prete, Francesco Panza
Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is a multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities of older adults to develop a coordinated plan to maximize overall health with aging. Specific criteria used by CGA programs to evaluate patients include age, medical comorbidities, psychosocial problems, previous or predicted high healthcare utilization, change in living situation, and specific geriatric conditions. However, no universal criteria have been agreed upon to readily identify patients who are likely to benefit from CGA...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039893/chemotherapy-in-old-women-with-breast-cancer-is-age-still-a-predictor-for-under-treatment
#20
Mégane Meresse, Anne-Déborah Bouhnik, Marc-Karim Bendiane, Frédérique Retornaz, Frédérique Rousseau, Dominique Rey, Roch Giorgi
Breast cancer affects mostly older women but there are no guidelines especially devoted to adjuvant chemotherapy for this population. In this context, this study was carried out in a population-based cohort of French elderly women with breast cancer, to check adherence to the existing national guidelines according to the women's age, taking into account the evolution of the situation over time for women requiring chemotherapy. Between October 2006 and December 2008, all consecutive women included in the French Health registry for a biopsy-proven primary nonmetastatic breast cancer, aged 65-80 years at diagnosis, and living in South Eastern France, were asked to participate in a cohort study...
December 31, 2016: Breast Journal
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