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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671505/care-of-the-colorectal-cancer-survivor
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Kristina Burgers, Clint Moore, Lori Bednash
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and has a five-year survival rate of 65%. The American Cancer Society and other experts have released guidelines on surveillance, health promotion, screening for other malignancies, and management of treatment effects. Surveillance for disease recurrence should occur every three to six months for the first two to three years, then every six months for a total of five years. Each visit should include a history and physical examination, routine care for chronic medical conditions, and screening for other primary cancers according to guidelines for the general population...
March 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662537/untire-an-all-embracing-self-management-ehealth-program-to-cope-with-cancer-related-fatigue
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EDITORIAL
Abraham Johannes Kuiper, Maria Dorothea Jacoba Wolvers, Dora Vonk, Anton Hagenbeek
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a frequent and invalidating problem in (former) cancer patients. If there are no medical causes, relief of fatigue can be attained by means of non-pharmacological interventions. Guidelines prescribe a multimodal approach with a focus on mental processes, physical activity and sleep. Online interventions have been shown to be effective in reducing CRF. These results inspired the creation of an all-embracing app on the various behavioural and physical activity modification themes that are recommended in oncological guidelines...
2018: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659375/validity-reliability-feasibility-and-usefulness-of-pain-monitor-a-multidimensional-smartphone-app-for-daily-monitoring-of-adults-with-heterogeneous-chronic-pain
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Carlos Suso-Ribera, Diana Castilla, Irene Zaragozá, María Victoria Ribera-Canudas, Cristina Botella, Azucena García-Palacios
OBJECTIVES: Ecological momentary assessment is recommended in the management of chronic pain. Smartphone apps might be a useful tool for that purpose. This study goal was to develop and test a multidimensional smartphone app for adults with chronic pain. A multidisciplinary team developed app content after a series of meetings, considering clinical guidelines for pain measurement. Content included pain intensity and interference, fatigue, mood, perceived health status, activity level, side effects of the medication, use of rescue medication, and pain-related psychological constructs (catastrophizing, acceptance, fear, and coping)...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650937/-an-elderly-case-of-recurrent-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-stomach-treated-with-ramucirumab
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Noriaki Koizumi, Hiroki Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi Takagi, Kanehisa Fukumoto
An 84-years-old man underwent total gastrectomy with D1 plus lymph node dissection in December 2015, and diagnosed as Stage III B neuroendocrine carcinoma of the stomach. An abdominal computed tomography revealed swollen paraaortic lymph nodes and left adrenal grand in May 2016. Since his serum level of CA19-9 was elevated, he was thus diagnosed as having recurrence, and was started chemotherapy with ramucirumab(RAM). After introduction of the chemotherapy, his serum level of CA19-9 was decreased gradually and metastatic foci were also decreased in size...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621054/the-importance-of-heart-rate-in-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Marilyn A Prasun, Nancy M Albert
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is a progressive, chronic, and burdensome cardiovascular condition. It is associated with limiting symptoms, such as dyspnea and fatigue; a decline in functional capacity; and premature mortality and hospitalization. In heart failure (HF) management, heart rate is commonly assessed yet frequently overlooked as a modifiable risk factor and a predictor of mortality. An elevated heart rate increases myocardial demand and decreases diastolic filling time...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609859/cognitive-behavioral-therapies-and-multiple-sclerosis-fatigue-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Moussa A Chalah, Samar S Ayache
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) commonly suffer from fatigue, a multidimensional symptom with physical, cognitive and psychosocial components that can drastically alter the quality of life. Despite its debilitating nature, the current treatment options are limited by their modest efficacy and numerous side effects. Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) have been applied in MS patients and might be of help in relieving fatigue. This constitutes the main objective of the current review...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606104/study-protocol-randomized-controlled-trial-reducing-symptom-burden-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-using-ubiquinol-and-or-d-ribose
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Janet D Pierce, Diane E Mahoney, John B Hiebert, Amanda R Thimmesch, Francisco J Diaz, Carol Smith, Qiuhua Shen, Dinesh Pal Mudaranthakam, Richard L Clancy
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF), the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US, affects 6.6 million adults with an estimated additional 3 million people by 2030. More than 50% of HF patients have heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (HFpEF). These patients have impaired cardiac muscle relaxation and diastolic filling, which investigators have associated with cellular energetic impairment. Patients with HFpEF experience symptoms of: (1) fatigue; (2) shortness of breath; and (3) swelling (edema) of the lower extremities...
April 2, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584734/comorbidity-health-pathways-in-heart-failure-patients-a-sequences-of-regressions-analysis-using-cross-sectional-data-from-10-575-patients-in-the-swedish-heart-failure-registry
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Claire A Lawson, Ivonne Solis-Trapala, Ulf Dahlstrom, Mamas Mamas, Tiny Jaarsma, Umesh T Kadam, Anna Stromberg
BACKGROUND: Optimally treated heart failure (HF) patients often have persisting symptoms and poor health-related quality of life. Comorbidities are common, but little is known about their impact on these factors, and guideline-driven HF care remains focused on cardiovascular status. The following hypotheses were tested: (i) comorbidities are associated with more severe symptoms and functional limitations and subsequently worse patient-rated health in HF, and (ii) these patterns of association differ among selected comorbidities...
March 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582712/why-do-stroke-survivors-not-receive-recommended-amounts-of-active-therapy-findings-from-the-react-study-a-mixed-methods-case-study-evaluation-in-eight-stroke-units
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David J Clarke, Louisa-Jane Burton, Sarah F Tyson, Helen Rodgers, Avril Drummond, Rebecca Palmer, Alex Hoffman, Matthew Prescott, Pippa Tyrrell, Lianne Brkic, Katie Grenfell, Anne Forster
OBJECTIVE: To identify why the National Clinical Guideline recommendation of 45 minutes of each appropriate therapy daily is not met in many English stroke units. DESIGN: Mixed-methods case-study evaluation, including modified process mapping, non-participant observations of service organisation and therapy delivery, documentary analysis and semi-structured interviews. SETTING: Eight stroke units in four English regions. SUBJECTS: Seventy-seven patients with stroke, 53 carers and 197 stroke unit staff were observed; 49 patients, 50 carers and 131 staff participants were interviewed...
March 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568127/experimental-investigation-of-reinforced-bonded-joints-for-composite-laminates
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Chiara Bisagni, Domenico Furfari, Marco Pacchione
An experimental study has been carried out to investigate the behaviour of co-bonded carbon fibre reinforced plastics joints with a novel design incorporating a through the thickness local reinforcement. Different specimens were manufactured to investigate static and fatigue behaviour, as well as delamination size after impact and damage tolerance characteristics. The mechanical performances of the specimens with local reinforcement, consisting of the insertion of spiked thin metal sheets between co-bonded laminates, were compared with those ones obtained from specimens with purely co-bonded joints...
February 2018: Journal of Composite Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564549/call-for-action-how-to-improve-use-of-patient-reported-outcomes-to-guide-clinical-decision-making-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Bruno Fautrel, Rieke Alten, Bruce Kirkham, Inmaculada de la Torre, Frederick Durand, Jane Barry, Thorsten Holzkaemper, Walid Fakhouri, Peter C Taylor
Current guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recommend early treatment and a treat-to-target goal of remission or low disease activity. Over the past decade, this approach has been extremely successful in reducing disease activity and joint damage in patients with RA. At the same time, however, overall patient perception of well-being appears to have decreased with respect to outcome measures considered important by patients themselves, such as pain, fatigue, physical function and quality of life...
March 21, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545095/durvalumab-as-third-line-or-later-treatment-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-atlantic-an-open-label-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Marina Chiara Garassino, Byoung-Chul Cho, Joo-Hang Kim, Julien Mazières, Johan Vansteenkiste, Hervé Lena, Jesus Corral Jaime, Jhanelle E Gray, John Powderly, Christos Chouaid, Paolo Bidoli, Paul Wheatley-Price, Keunchil Park, Ross A Soo, Yifan Huang, Catherine Wadsworth, Phillip A Dennis, Naiyer A Rizvi
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a new standard of care for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) without EGFR tyrosine kinase or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) genetic aberrations (EGFR-/ALK-), but clinical benefit in patients with EGFR mutations or ALK rearrangements (EGFR+/ALK+) has not been shown. We assessed the effect of durvalumab (anti-PD-L1) treatment in three cohorts of patients with NSCLC defined by EGFR/ALK status and tumour expression of PD-L1...
March 12, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540713/influence-of-polymer-substrate-damage-on-the-time-dependent-cracking-of-sin-x-barrier-films
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Kyungjin Kim, Hao Luo, Ting Zhu, Olivier N Pierron, Samuel Graham
This work is concerned with the long-term behavior of environmentally-assisted subcritical cracking of PECVD SiNx barrier films on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyimide (PI) substrates. While environmentally-assisted channel cracking in SiNx has been previously demonstrated, with constant crack growth rates over short periods of time (<1 hour) during which no substrate damage was observed, the present experiments over longer periods reveal a regime where cracking also develops in the polymer substrate...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536970/successful-treatment-of-metastatic-extramammary-paget-s-disease-with-pemetrexed-monotherapy-systematically-and-5-fluorouracil-topically
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Kexu Chen, Hanlin Liang, Jiewen Peng, Yanfang Zheng
Advanced extramammary Paget's disease does not have a standardized treatment guideline as its incidence is low and has been rarely reported in literature. Here we describe a case of metastatic extramammary Paget's disease successfully treated with topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and systemic pemetrexed. The therapy was safe without any appreciable adverse effects like diarrhea, rash, neutropenia or fatigue; maintaining remission for more than 6 months. Thus, we propose 5-FU and pemetrexed as the first-line therapy for advanced extramammary Paget's disease, especially for aged patients with unresectable skin lesions...
March 12, 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536563/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-neuroimaging-in-hepatitis-c-chronic-infection
#15
REVIEW
G Oriolo, E Egmond, Z Mariño, M Cavero, R Navines, L Zamarrenho, R Solà, J Pujol, N Bargallo, X Forns, R Martin-Santos
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C is considered a systemic disease because of extra-hepatic manifestations. Neuroimaging has been employed in hepatitis C virus-infected patients to find in vivo evidence of central nervous system alterations. AIMS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of neuroimaging research in chronic hepatitis C treatment naive patients, or patients previously treated without sustained viral response, to study structural and functional brain impact of hepatitis C...
March 14, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523666/adherence-to-the-world-cancer-research-fund-american-institute-for-cancer-research-guideline-is-associated-with-better-health-related-quality-of-life-among-chinese-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Yuan-Yuan Lei, Suzanne C Ho, Ashley Cheng, Carol Kwok, Chi-Kiu Iris Lee, Ka Li Cheung, Roselle Lee, Herbert H F Loong, Yi-Qian He, Winnie Yeo
Background: The 2007 World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) guideline provides recommendations for cancer prevention among cancer survivors. Limited data have examined whether guideline adherence is related to health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among Chinese patients with breast cancer. Methods: An ongoing prospective cohort study involving 1,462 Chinese women with early-stage breast cancer assessed exercise, diet, and body mass index (BMI) at baseline and at 18-months follow-up after diagnosis...
March 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523665/patient-reported-distress-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-its-association-with-clinical-outcomes-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jesse D Troy, Carlos M de Castro, Mary Ruth Pupa, Greg P Samsa, Amy P Abernethy, Thomas W LeBlanc
Background: NCCN defines distress as a multifactorial, unpleasant emotional experience of a psychological nature that may interfere with patients' ability to cope with cancer symptoms and treatment. Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are at risk for distress due to the largely incurable nature of this hematopoietic malignancy and its symptom burden, yet associations with clinical outcomes are unknown. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patient-reported distress data from adult ambulatory patients with MDS visiting a single, tertiary care medical center from July 2013 to September 2015...
March 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517686/the-safety-of-isometric-exercise-rethinking-the-exercise-prescription-paradigm-for-those-with-stage-1-hypertension
#18
Jonathan D Wiles, Katrina Taylor, Damian Coleman, Rajan Sharma, Jamie M O'Driscoll
Few studies have investigated the relative safety of prescribing isometric exercise (IE) to reduce resting blood pressure (BP). This study aimed to ascertain the safety of the hemodynamic response during an IE wall squat protocol.Twenty-six hypertensive (BP of 120-139 mm Hg systolic and/or 80-90 mm Hg diastolic) males (45 ± 8 years; 1.78 ± 0.07 m; 89.7 ± 12.3 kg; mean ± SD), visited the laboratory on 2 separate occasions. Heart rate (HR) and BP were measured at rest and continuously throughout exercise...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509523/electrophysiology-of-muscle-fatigue-in-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-on-manikin-model
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Carlos Cobo-Vázquez, Gemma De Blas, Pablo García-Canas, María Del Carmen Gasco-García
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation requires the provider to adopt positions that could be dangerous for his or her spine, specifically affecting the muscles and ligaments in the lumbar zone and the scapular spinal muscles. Increased fatigue caused by muscular activity during the resuscitation could produce a loss of quality and efficacy, resulting in compromising resuscitation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the maximum time a rescuer can perform uninterrupted chest compressions correctly without muscle fatigue...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473893/restoration-of-muscle-glycogen-and-functional-capacity-role-of-post-exercise-carbohydrate-and-protein-co-ingestion
#20
Abdullah F Alghannam, Javier T Gonzalez, James A Betts
The importance of post-exercise recovery nutrition has been well described in recent years, leading to its incorporation as an integral part of training regimes in both athletes and active individuals. Muscle glycogen depletion during an initial prolonged exercise bout is a main factor in the onset of fatigue and so the replenishment of glycogen stores may be important for recovery of functional capacity. Nevertheless, nutritional considerations for optimal short-term (3-6 h) recovery remain incompletely elucidated, particularly surrounding the precise amount of specific types of nutrients required...
February 23, 2018: Nutrients
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