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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227565/limited-utility-of-routine-chest-x-ray-in-initial-evaluation-of-neutropenic-fever-in-patients-with-haematological-diseases-undergoing-chemotherapy
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Ortis Estacio, Zoe Loh, Amy Baker, Geoff Chong, Andrew Grigg, Leonid Churilov, Eliza A Hawkes
BACKGROUND: Routine chest X-Ray (CXR) is recommended for neutropenic fever(NF) management however its role is relatively understudied in haematology patients. METHODS: Retrospective, single-centre analysis of haematology patients admitted with NF between January 2011-December 2015. Baseline demographics, treatment details and outcomes were collected from electronic patient records. CXRs underwent independent radiology review. Primary endpoints were proportion of NF episodes in which CXR detected a probable chest infection in the absence of respiratory symptoms/signs, and/or resulted in a change in antibiotic management...
December 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118858/characteristics-and-predictors-of-mortality-of-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-requiring-invasive-mechanical-ventilation
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Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Haya Al Orainni, Faten Al Eid, Haytham Tlayjeh, Abedalrahman Itani, Ayman Al Hejazi, Yaseen M Arabi
RATIONALE: Acute respiratory failure (ARF) may complicate the course of hematologic malignancies (HMs). Our objective was to study the characteristics, outcomes and predictors of mortality of patients with HMs who required intubation for ARF. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated all patients with HMs who were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of King Abdul-Aziz Medical City-Riyadh between 2008 and 2013 and required invasive mechanical ventilation...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113549/the-final-30-days-of-life-a-study-of-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer-in-ontario-canada
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Shaila J Merchant, Katherine Lajkosz, Susan B Brogly, Christopher M Booth, Sulaiman Nanji, Sunil V Patel, Nancy N Baxter
BACKGROUND: Studies have reported overly aggressive end-of-life care (EOLC) in many cancers. We investigate trends in, and factors associated with, aggressive EOLC among patients who died of gastrointestinal (GI) cancers in Ontario, Canada. METHODS: All patients with primary cause of death from esophageal, gastric, colon, and anorectal cancer from January 2003 to December 2013 were identified through the Ontario Cancer Registry, and information was collected from linked databases...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076479/-laparoscopic-and-robot-assisted-surgery-for-locally-advanced-and-generalized-stomach-cancer
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A F Chernousov, T V Khorobrykh, F P Vetshev, N M Abdulkhakimov, S V Osminin, A V Dulova
AIM: To analyze the first experience of laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery for locally advanced and generalized stomach cancer at the Burdenko Clinic of Faculty Surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Since 2011 27 laparoscopic and 2 robot-assisted operations for locally advanced and generalized stomach cancer have been performed in our hospital. Mean age of patients was 62.1±10 years. There were 19 men and 10 women. RESULTS: There were 11 gastrectomies with abdominal esophageal resection and 18 Billroth I subtotal resections...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018838/adverse-post-operative-outcomes-in-jehovah-s-witnesses-with-gynecologic-cancer-within-30%C3%A2-days-of-surgery-a-single-institution-review-of-36-cases
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Laura J Moulton, Peter G Rose, Haider Mahdi
Rates of blood transfusion are reported as high as 32% in women undergoing major gynecologic cancer surgery. Therefore, care of the gynecologic oncology patient who refuses blood products, such as Jehovah's witnesses, can pose a unique challenge. The objective of this study was to determine rate of adverse post-operative outcomes within 30 days of surgery in Jehovah's witnesses with gynecologic cancer. This was a retrospective cohort study of Jehovah's witnesses undergoing laparotomy or minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for gynecologic cancer at a single institution...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988028/intensive-care-admissions-among-ovarian-cancer-patients-treated-with-primary-debulking-surgery-and-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-interval-debulking-surgery
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Kristen Pepin, Amy Bregar, Michelle Davis, Alexander Melamed, Emily Hinchcliff, Allison Gockley, Neil Horowitz, Marcela G Del Carmen
OBJECTIVE: Admissions to intensive care units (ICU) are costly, but are necessary for some patients undergoing radical cancer surgery. When compared to primary debulking surgery (PDS), neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) with interval debulking surgery, is associated with less peri-operative morbidity. In this study, we compare rates, indications and lengths of ICU stays among ovarian cancer patients admitted to the ICU within 30days of cytoreduction, either primary or interval. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of patients with stage III-IV ovarian cancer who underwent surgical cytoreduction at two large academic medical centers between 2010 and 2014...
October 4, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985622/outcomes-and-changes-in-code-status-of-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-undergoing-induction-chemotherapy-who-were-transferred-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Tamjeed Ahmed, Abby L Koch, Scott Isom, Heidi D Klepin, Jonathan M Bishop, Leslie R Ellis, Dmitriy Berenzon, Dianna Howard, Susan Lyerly, Bayard L Powell, Timothy S Pardee
Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) have compromised marrow function and chemotherapy causes further suppression. As a result complications are frequent, and patients may require admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). How codes status changes when these events occur and how those changes influence outcome are largely unknown. Outcomes for adult patients with AML, undergoing induction chemotherapy, and transferred to the ICU between January 2000 and December 2013 were analyzed. 94 patients were included...
November 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977087/complications-of-central-venous-catheter-insertion-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Pedro Henrique Comerlato, Taiane Francieli Rebelatto, Felipe Augusto Santiago de Almeida, Luiza Birck Klein, Marcio Manozzo Boniatti, Beatriz D Schaan, Dimitris Varvaki Rados
INTRODUCTION: Central venous catheters are fundamental to daily clinical practice. This procedure is mainly performed by residents, often without supervision or structured training. OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of central venous catheterization and the complication rate related to it. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study. Adult patients undergoing central venous catheter insertion out of the intensive care unit (ICU) of a teaching hospital were selected from March 2014 to February 2015...
July 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963112/disparities-in-the-intensity-of-end-of-life-care-for-children-with-cancer
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Emily E Johnston, Elysia Alvarez, Olga Saynina, Lee Sanders, Smita Bhatia, Lisa J Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Many adult patients with cancer who know they are dying choose less intense care; additionally, high-intensity care is associated with worse caregiver outcomes. Little is known about intensity of end-of-life care in children with cancer. METHODS: By using the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development administrative database, we performed a population-based analysis of patients with cancer aged 0 to 21 who died between 2000 and 2011...
October 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876659/abdominoperineal-resection-in-the-prone-position-early-outcomes-at-a-tertiary-institution-in-the-western-cape-south-africa
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N Stevenson, A V V Lambrechts
BACKGROUND: Abdominoperineal resection (APR) in the prone position is a new technique in the developing world, where colorectal cancer incidence is rising fast and the patient population is different from those in the developed world. Literature is lacking on the outcomes of this technique under these conditions. METHOD: All patients who underwent APR in the prone position for rectal adenocarcinoma from February 2011 to February 2017 were reviewed. Main endpoints were stage at presentation, neoadjuvant treatment, circumferential resection margin involvement, perineal wound complications, length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay and days discharged after surgery...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841901/outcome-of-colon-cancer-initially-presenting-as-colon-perforation-and-obstruction
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Tsung-Ming Chen, Yen-Ta Huang, Guan-Chyuan Wang
BACKGROUND: Emergency complications of colon cancer include perforation and obstruction which were recognized as poor prognostic factors. Few studies have directly compared the outcomes of these two groups. In this study, we evaluated mortality and morbidity in patients with colon cancer initially presenting as perforation and obstruction. METHODS: Newly diagnosed colon cancer cases initially presenting with perforation or obstruction at Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, between 2009 and 2015 were included...
August 25, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834888/trend-analysis-of-end-of-life-care-between-hospice-and-nonhospice-groups-of-cancer-patients-in-taiwan-for-2002-11
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Jui-Kun Chiang, Yang-Cheng Lee, Yee-Hsin Kao
The aim of the study is to examine the effect of hospice care on quality of end-of-life (EOL) care for patients with advanced cancer in Taiwan between 2002 and 2011.It is a population-based longitudinal study following National Health Insurance medical care claims of hospice and nonhospice patients with advanced cancer in their last month of life.Utilization of hospice service doubled from 10.5% to 21.5% over the study period. Of 12,682 patients identified as having advanced cancer, 7975 (62.88%) were found to have 1 or more quality indicators (QIs) of poor EOL cancer care...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819411/comprehensive-study-of-prognostic-risk-factors-of-patients-underwent-pneumonectomy
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Chang Gu, Rui Wang, Xufeng Pan, Qingyuan Huang, Jizhuang Luo, Jiajie Zheng, Yiyang Wang, Jianxin Shi, Haiquan Chen
Introduction: To investigate postoperative complications and the prognostic risk factors of patients underwent pneumonectomy. Methods: Four hundred and six patients underwent pneumonectomy were subjected to the study. All the clinicopathologic data including age, gender, smoking history, surgical treatment, postoperative complications, tumor staging and the follow-up information were investigated. Results: The 30-day and 90-day mortality rates were 3.2% and 6.2%, respectively. Postoperative complications developed in 149 patients (36...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819399/outcomes-of-cancer-therapy-administered-to-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-lung-cancer-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Yen-Fu Chen, Jou-Wei Lin, Chao-Chi Ho, Ching-Yao Yang, Chia-Hao Chang, Tao-Min Huang, Chung-Yu Chen, Kuan-Yu Chen, Jin-Yuan Shih, Chong-Jen Yu
Objectives: Therapy outcomes for newly diagnosed, critically ill lung cancer patients have seldom been evaluated. This study evaluated therapy outcomes for treatment-naïve lung cancer patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Materials and Methods: Patients were excluded if they had previously received lung cancer treatment, such as systemic chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy, or surgical lung resection before ICU admission. The therapeutic strategies for the treatment-naïve patients were determined while they were in the ICU...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752188/association-between-survival-time-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-and-aggressive-end-of-life-care
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Melissa K Accordino, Jason D Wright, Sowmya Vasan, Alfred I Neugut, Tal Gross, Grace C Hillyer, Dawn L Hershman
PURPOSE: For women with stage IV breast cancer (BC), the association between survival time (ST) and use of aggressive end-of-life (EOL) care is unknown. METHODS: We used the SEER-Medicare database to identify women with stage IV BC diagnosed 2002-2011 who died by 12/31/2012. Aggressive EOL care was defined as receipt in the last month of life: >1 ED visit, >1 hospitalization, ICU admission, life-extending procedures, hospice admission within 3 days of death, IV chemotherapy within 14 days of death, and/or ≥10 unique physician encounters in the last 6 months of life...
November 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749114/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-admitted-for-intensive-care-a-single-centre-experience
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Shafaq Maqsood, Farhana Badar, Abdul Hameed
Background and Purpose: Patients with hematological malignancies admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) generally have a high mortality rate. The aim of our study was to assess the characteristics and outcomes of such patients and to identify factors predicting ICU mortality. Material and Methods: This retrospective chart review was conducted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre over a period of 5 years, from January 2010 to January 2015. Results: Characteristics :A total of 213 patients were included in this study...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725926/the-intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-critically-ill-oncology-and-hematology-patients
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Elie Azoulay, Peter Schellongowski, Michael Darmon, Philippe R Bauer, Dominique Benoit, Pieter Depuydt, Jigeeshu V Divatia, Virginie Lemiale, Maarten van Vliet, Anne-Pascale Meert, Djamel Mokart, Stephen M Pastores, Anders Perner, Frédéric Pène, Peter Pickkers, Kathryn A Puxty, Francois Vincent, Jorge Salluh, Ayman O Soubani, Massimo Antonelli, Thomas Staudinger, Michael von Bergwelt-Baildon, Marcio Soares
Over the coming years, accelerating progress against cancer will be associated with an increased number of patients who require life-sustaining therapies for infectious or toxic chemotherapy-related events. Major changes include increased number of cancer patients admitted to the ICU with full-code status or for time-limited trials, increased survival and quality of life in ICU survivors, changing prognostic factors, early ICU admission for optimal monitoring, and use of noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic strategies...
July 19, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719887/anesthetic-management-of-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-crs-hipec-the-importance-of-hydro-electrolytic-and-acid-basic-control
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Fabrício Tavares Mendonça, Marília Moreira Guimarães, Sérgio Honorato de Matos, Rúbia Garcia Dusi
JUSTIFICATION AND OBJECTIVES: Patients affected by gynecological or gastrointestinal tract neoplasms that evolve to peritoneal carcinomatosis experience a significant drop in their quality of life, high morbidity and short survival times with currently available chemotherapeutic schemes. The surgical treatment based on cytoreduction and the employment of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in the intra-operative period is a true challenge to anesthesiologist. CASE REPORT: A 67 years old patient diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma of the Appendix associated with mucinous carcinomatosis, was submitted to cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), under general anesthesia and epidural block...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707460/the-effect-of-hospice-consultation-on-aggressive-treatment-of-lung-cancer
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Shin Hye Yoo, Bhumsuk Keam, Miso Kim, Tae Min Kim, Dong-Wan Kim, Dae Seog Heo
Purpose: The aims of this study were to investigate trends of aggressive treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients at the end-of-life (EOL) during the recent five years and examine the relationship between hospice consultation (HC) and aggressive care. Materials and Methods: The medical records of 789 patients with stage IIIB-IV NSCLC at SNUH who received palliative chemotherapy and died from 2010 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Indicators of aggressive treatment were evaluated, and the association of HC with these indicators was analyzed...
July 14, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695617/morbidity-and-mortality-of-elderly-patients-following-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec
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Evelyn Y T Wong, Grace H C Tan, Claramae S L Chia, Mrinal Kumar, Khee Chee Soo, Melissa C C Teo
AIM: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is known to improve survival in selected patients with peritoneal metastasis. However, there is limited data supporting the role of CRS and HIPEC in elderly patients (≥65 years old). METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of patients who underwent CRS-HIPEC between April 2001 and July 2015 from a single institution was performed. Patients were divided into two groups non-elderly (<65 years old), and elderly (≥65 years old)...
July 11, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
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