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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936907/acupuncture-for-the-management-of-cancer-related-pain
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Carole A Paley, Mark I Johnson
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September 22, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935293/designing-safer-analgesics-via-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-pathways
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H C Stephen Chan, Dillon McCarthy, Jianing Li, Krzysztof Palczewski, Shuguang Yuan
Pain is both a major clinical and economic problem, affecting more people than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. While a variety of prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC) medications are available for pain management, opioid medications, especially those acting on the μ-opioid receptor (μOR) and related pathways, have proven to be the most effective, despite some serious side effects including respiration depression, pruritus, dependence, and constipation. It is therefore imperative that both academia and industry develop novel μOR analgesics which retain their opioid analgesic properties but with fewer or no adverse effects...
September 18, 2017: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935273/a-multicenter-open-label-expanded-phase-2-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-etirinotecan-pegol-a-polymer-conjugate-of-irinotecan-in-women-with-recurrent-platinum-resistant-or-refractory-ovarian-cancer
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G Rustin, I Vergote, J P Micha, L R Duska, N Reed, J Bendell, D Spitz, G Dark, U Hoch, M Tagliaferri, A L Hannah, A A Garcia
OBJECTIVE: Etirinotecan pegol (EP) is a novel polyethylene glycol conjugated form of irinotecan with documented activity in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer (PROC). We report the results of the expanded portion of a phase II study of EP in patients with PROC who received prior pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) or who were unable to receive it. METHODS: This multicenter, open-label, phase II study evaluated EP q21d for PROC. The primary endpoint was objective response rate (ORR) by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1...
September 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935131/which-research-questions-are-important-for-the-bereaved-families-of-palliative-care-cancer-patients-a-nationwide-survey
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Akihiro Sakashita, Tatsuya Morita, Megumi Kishino, Maho Aoyama, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Yasuo Shima, Mitsunori Miyashita
CONTEXT: Bereaved family members are present from diagnosis to the end of life and can look back and evaluate the experience; additionally, the family itself is also an important subject in the care of the patient. Therefore, while it is essential to determine the priority research issues from the viewpoint of the patients and health care workers, it is also crucial to know the important research themes from the viewpoint of the bereaved family members. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to identify research priorities for palliative care in Japan, based on the viewpoint of bereaved family members...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929433/development-and-feasibility-of-a-web-application-to-monitor-patients-cancer-related-pain
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Wendy H Oldenmenger, Mathilde A G Baan, Carin C D van der Rijt
BACKGROUND: In the outpatient setting, pain management is often inadequate in patients with cancer-related pain, because of patient- and professional-related barriers in communication and infrequent contacts. The internet may provide new opportunities for monitoring these patients. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether internet monitoring of cancer-related pain in outpatients was feasible. METHODS: We developed an internet application that contained a pain diary, eConsult, and patient pain education...
September 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926291/has-province-wide-symptom-screening-changed-opioid-prescribing-rates-in-older-patients-with-cancer
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Lisa Barbera, Rinku Sutradhar, Anna Chu, Hsien Seow, Craig C Earle, Mary Ann O'Brien, Deborah Dudgeon, Carlo DeAngelis, Clare Atzema, Amna Husain, Ying Liu, Doris Howell
PURPOSE: Previous work in Ontario demonstrated that 33% of patients with cancer with severe pain did not receive opioids at the time of their pain assessment. With efforts to increase symptom screening and management since then, the objective of this study was to examine temporal trends in opioid prescribing. METHODS: The cohort was comprised of Ontario residents ≥ 65 years of age with a cancer history who were eligible for the government pharmacare program and had a pain assessment using the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921411/differences-in-the-severity-distress-interference-and-frequency-on-cancer-related-symptoms-between-island-hispanic-puerto-ricans-and-mainland-non-hispanic-whites
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Velda J González-Mercado, Leorey N Saligan, Ming Ji, Maureen Groer, Elsa Pedro, Susan McMillan
The knowledge base of cancer-related symptoms is increasing; yet, limited attention has been given to provide evidence on differences in the perception of cancer symptoms between ethnic groups, especially in the Hispanic Puerto Rican (PR) population. To examine whether there are significant differences in the severity, distress, interference, and frequency of cancer symptoms between island Hispanic PR and mainland non-Hispanic whites. In this secondary data analysis, data from 109 Hispanic PR was matched by age, gender and cancer diagnosis with data from non-Hispanic whites...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921009/radiation-overexposure-from-repeated-ct-scans-in-young-adults-with-acute-abdominal-pain
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Massimo Tonolini, Elena Valconi, Angelo Vanzulli, Roberto Bianco
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the dose of ionizing radiation caused by repeated CT scans performed to investigate non-traumatic acute abdominal conditions in young adults. METHODS: Over 26 months, we collected a cohort of patients aged 18 to 45 years who were subject to at least one urgent contrast-enhanced abdomen/pelvis CT. Patients affected with urolithiasis, HIV infection, tumors, and vascular and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases were excluded...
September 18, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919978/controlled-substance-agreements-for-opioids-in-a-primary-care-practice
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Lindsey M Philpot, Priya Ramar, Muhamad Y Elrashidi, Raphael Mwangi, Frederick North, Jon O Ebbert
BACKGROUND: Opioids are widely prescribed for chronic non cancer pain (CNCP). Controlled substance agreements (CSAs) are intended to increase adherence and mitigate risk with opioid prescribing. We evaluated the demographic characteristics of and opioid dosing for patients with CNCP enrolled in CSAs in a primary care practice. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 1066 patients enrolled in CSAs between May 9, 2013 and August 15, 2016 for CNCP in a Midwest primary care practice...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919815/an-acceptance-based-intervention-for-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer-experiencing-acute-pain-a-single-subject-study
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Jenny Thorsell Cederberg, JoAnne Dahl, Louise von Essen, Gustaf Ljungman
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents with cancer report pain as one of their most recurrent and troublesome symptoms throughout the cancer trajectory. Pain evokes psychological distress, which in turn has an amplifying effect on the pain experience. Acceptance-based interventions for experimentally induced acute pain predict increased pain tolerance, decreased pain intensity and decreased discomfort of pain. The aim of this study was to preliminarily evaluate an acceptance-based intervention for children and adolescents with cancer experiencing acute pain, with regard to feasibility and effect on pain intensity and discomfort of pain...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919809/adequacy-of-cancer-related-pain-management-and-predictors-of-undertreatment-at-referral-to-a-pain-clinic
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Paulo Reis-Pina, Peter G Lawlor, António Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Several guidelines have advocated the need for adequate cancer-related pain (CRP) management. The pain management index (PMI) has been proposed as an auditable measure of the appropriateness for analgesic therapy. OBJECTIVES: To determine the adequacy of CRP management based on the PMI status and its patient-related predictors at the point of referral to a pain clinic (PC). METHODS: Consecutive patients referred to a PC had standardized initial assessments and status documentation on the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) ratings; pain mechanism, using a neuropathic pain diagnostic questionnaire (the Douleur Neuropathique 4 tool); episodic pain; oral morphine equivalent daily dose; the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale and the Emotion Thermometer scores; and cancer diagnosis, metastases, treatment, and pain duration...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919321/clinicopathological-pattern-and-outcome-of-pediatric-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-south-egypt-cancer-institute-experience
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Amany Ali, Heba Sayed, Mohamed Salem, Mohamed Hamdy, Amro Farok
BACKGROUND: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs) are rare and represent 1-1.5% of all cancers in children and adolescents. The aim of this study is to analyze the clinicopathological pattern at presentation and management and outcome of MOGCTs in children and adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study included all girls diagnosed with MOGCTs between January 2005 and January 2015 in Pediatric and Surgical Oncology Departments at South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919152/erector-spinae-plane-esp-block-in-the-management-of-post-thoracotomy-pain-syndrome-a-case-series
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Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Post thoracotomy pain syndrome (PTPS) remains a common complication of thoracic surgery with significant impact on patients' quality of life. Management usually involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes oral and topical analgesics, performing appropriate interventional techniques, and coordinating additional care such as physiotherapy, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. A variety of interventional procedures have been described to treat PTPS that is inadequately managed with systemic or topical analgesics...
September 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918909/progesterone-analogues-reduce-plasma-epstein-barr-virus-dna-load-and-improve-pain-control-in-recurrent-metastatic-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-under-supportive-care
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Chia-Yen Hung, Tung-Liang Lin, Yung-Chia Kuo, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Hung-Ming Wang, Cheng-Lung Hsu
BACKGROUND: Progesterone analogues, such as megestrol acetate (MA) and medroxyprogesterone (MPA), have been used for the palliative care of cancer cachexia for decades and have proven to increase body weight and improve quality of life and performance status. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of progesterone analogue use on quality of life in terms of pain control, performance status, body weight gain, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA load in recurrent/metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients...
August 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913495/improvement-of-recovery-parameters-using-patient-controlled-epidural-analgesia-after-oncological-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-single-center-study
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Armeana Olimpia Zgâia, Cosmin Ioan Lisencu, Alexandru Rogobete, Cătălin Vlad, Patriciu Achimaş-Cadariu, Gabriel Lazăr, Maximilian Muntean, Florin Ignat, Vlad Ormindean, Alexandru Irimie
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) versus conventional opioid intravenous (IV) infusion after gastrointestinal cancer surgery regarding several post-surgery parameters of recovery. METHODS: One hundred and one patients were prospectively randomized to receive either thoracic/lumbar PCEA (PCEA group) or the standard analgesia technique used in our hospital, conventional IV infusion of morphine (IVMO group) after gastrointestinal cancer surgery...
April 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906155/the-role-of-tapentadol-as-a-strong-opioid-in-cancer-pain-management-a-systematic-and-critical-review
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Sebastiano Mercadante
AIM: The aim of this review was to assess the role of tapentadol given at medium-high doses in opioid-tolerant patients for cancer pain management in place of step-3 analgesics. METHODS AND RESULTS: A systematic literature search was performed out of which six studies and one secondary analysis provided data regarding tapentadol used as a step-3 analgesic for this review. Tapentadol, when used at ≥60 mg of oral morphine equivalents in opioid-tolerant patients with cancer pain, or passing from step-2 doses to ≥60 mg of oral morphine equivalents, was well tolerated and effective and could be considered as a flexible drug to be used for the management of moderate-to-severe cancer pain...
September 21, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901637/pet-ct-versus-bone-marrow-biopsy-in-the-initial-evaluation-of-bone-marrow-infiltration-in-various-pediatric-malignancies
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Claudia P Zapata, Branko Cuglievan, Catalina M Zapata, Raquel Olavarrieta, Scott Raskin, Kavita Desai, Guillermo De Angulo
Accurate staging is essential in the prognosis and management of pediatric malignancies. Current protocols require screening for marrow infiltration with bone marrow biopsy (BMB) as the gold standard. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is commonly used to complete the staging process and can also be used to evaluate marrow infiltration. OBJECTIVE: To compare PET-CT and BMB in the initial evaluation of bone marrow infiltration in pediatric cancers. DESIGN/METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed new cases of EWS, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and lymphoma diagnosed between January 2009 and October 2014...
September 13, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901560/erythema-nodosum-like-panniculitis-mimicking-disease-recurrence-a-novel-toxicity-from-immune-checkpoint-blockade-therapy-report-of-two-patients
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Michael T Tetzlaff, Amir A Jazaeri, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Brinda Rao Korivi, Genie A Landon, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Adrienne Choksi, Leon Chen, Marc Uemura, Phyu P Aung, Adi Diab, Padmanee Sharma, Michael A Davies, Rodabe Amaria, Victor G Prieto, Jonathan L Curry
Immunotherapies targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) receptor and its ligand (PD-L1) have demonstrated substantial clinical benefit in patients with clinically advanced solid malignancies. However, autoimmune toxicities are common and often significant adverse events with these agents. While rash and pruritus remain the most common cutaneous complications in treated patients, novel dermatologic toxicities related to immune checkpoint blockade continue to emerge as the number of patients exposed to immunotherapy increases...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899828/borderline-ovarian-tumor-in-the-pediatric-and-adolescent-population-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Krista J Childress, Ninad Mohan Patil, Jodi A Muscal, Jennifer E Dietrich, Rajkumar Venkatramani
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnosis, management, and outcome for children and adolescents with borderline ovarian tumor (BOT), To provide a review of the literature on BOT in children and adolescents. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of females under age 21 diagnosed with BOT between January 2001 and May 2016. SETTING: Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas PARTICIPANTS: Fourteen patients (ages 12 to 18) diagnosed with BOT. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical presentation, pre-operative characteristics, surgical technique, cancer stage, histology, treatment, recurrence...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899508/pellitorine-an-extract-of-tetradium-daniellii-is-an-antagonist-of-the-ion-channel-trpv1
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Zoltán Oláh, Dóra Rédei, László Pecze, Csaba Vizler, Katalin Jósvay, Péter Forgó, Zoltán Winter, György Dombi, Gerda Szakonyi, Judit Hohmann
BACKGROUND: Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) confers noxious heat and inflammatory pain signals in the peripheral nervous system. Clinical trial of resiniferatoxin from Euphorbia species is successfully aimed at TRPV1 in cancer pain management and heading toward new selective painkiller status that further validates this target for drug discovery efforts. Evodia species, used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years, are a recognised source of different TRPV1 agonists, but no antagonist has yet been reported...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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