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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899312/exploratory-factor-analysis-of-nrg-oncology-s-university-of-washington-quality-of-life-questionnaire-rtog-modification
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Stephanie L Pugh, Gwen Wyatt, Raimond K W Wong, Stephen M Sagar, Bevan Yueh, Anurag K Singh, Min Yao, Phuc Felix Nguyen-Tan, Sue S Yom, Francis S Cardinale, Khalil Sultanem, D Ian Hodson, Greg A Krempl, Ariel Chavez, Alexander M Yeh, Deborah W Bruner
CONTEXT: The 15-item University of Washington Quality of Life questionnaire - Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) modification (UW-QOL-RTOG modification) has been used in several trials of head and neck cancer conducted by NRG Oncology such as RTOG 9709, RTOG 9901, RTOG 0244, and RTOG 0537. OBJECTIVES: This study is an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) to establish validity and reliability of the instrument subscales. METHODS: EFA on the UW-QOL - RTOG modification was conducted using baseline data from NRG Oncology's RTOG 0537, a trial of acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in treating radiation-induced xerostomia...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875389/comparative-effectiveness-of-electro-acupuncture-versus-gabapentin-for-sleep-disturbances-in-breast-cancer-survivors-with-hot-flashes-a-randomized-trial
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Sheila N Garland, Sharon X Xie, Qing Li, Christina Seluzicki, Coby Basal, Jun J Mao
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbance is a major consequence of hot flashes among breast cancer survivors. This study evaluated the effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) versus gabapentin (GP) for sleep disturbances among breast cancer survivors experiencing daily hot flashes. METHODS: We analyzed data from a randomized controlled trial involving 58 breast cancer survivors experiencing bothersome hot flashes at least two times per day. Participants were randomly assigned to receive 8 weeks of EA or daily GP (total dose of 900 mg/d)...
November 21, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854104/new-practical-approaches-to-chemotherapy-induced-neuropathic-pain-prevention-assessment-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Neil Majithia, Charles L Loprinzi, Thomas J Smith
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is one of the most disabling and demoralizing problems that arise for cancer survivors. When investigating symptoms of numbness, tingling, or pain in the extremities, it is critical to determine whether the problem is neuropathic, somatic, or mixed. If the diagnosis is CIPN, it is important to weigh the potential benefits and harms of possible treatment options, and to devise an evidence-based multimodality treatment program. Such programs may include mixtures of opioid and nonopioid adjunctive medications, based on evidence from CIPN trials, and also extrapolation from trials in patients with other neuropathic pain syndromes-although such extrapolating must be done with caution, since other syndromes sometimes respond to agents that CIPN does not respond to...
November 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846661/-physical-therapy-for-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-pediatric-oncology
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M Jung, N Rein, B Fuchs
Background: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a frequent side-effect of drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer. Affected individuals can suffer from motor, sensory or autonomy nerve damage. Further medication is used for the treatment of CIPN which can cause further side-effects. Patients should be offered physical therapy treatment to relieve the symptoms. Objective: The aim of this article is to give an overview of available literature investigating physical therapy in CIPN in pediatric oncology...
November 2016: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768139/assessing-the-impact-of-acupuncture-on-pain-nausea-anxiety-and-coping-in-women-undergoing-a-mastectomy
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Jessica Quinlan-Woodward, Autumn Gode, Jeffery A Dusek, Adam S Reinstein, Jill R Johnson, Sue Sendelbach
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of acupuncture to a standard-of-care (control) group on pain, nausea, anxiety, and ability to cope. 
. DESIGN: Pilot randomized, controlled trial. 
. SETTING: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, a large, urban, tertiary care hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
. SAMPLE: 30 adult women undergoing surgery for breast cancer.
. METHODS: Women were randomly assigned to two hospital-based acupuncture treatments versus usual care after breast cancer surgery...
November 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729327/connecting-t-issues-how-research-in-fascia-biology-can-impact-integrative-oncology
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Helene M Langevin, Patricia Keely, Jun Mao, Lisa M Hodge, Robert Schleip, Gary Deng, Boris Hinz, Melody A Swartz, Beverley A de Valois, Suzanna Zick, Thomas Findley
Complementary and integrative treatments, such as massage, acupuncture, and yoga, are used by increasing numbers of cancer patients to manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. In addition, such treatments may have other important and currently overlooked benefits by reducing tissue stiffness and improving mobility. Recent advances in cancer biology are underscoring the importance of connective tissue in the local tumor environment. Inflammation and fibrosis are well-recognized contributors to cancer, and connective tissue stiffness is emerging as a driving factor in tumor growth...
November 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709351/adverse-effects-of-non-hormonal%C3%A2-pharmacological%C3%A2-interventions-in-breast-cancer-survivors-suffering-from-hot-flashes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jill Brook Hervik, Trine Stub
PURPOSE: To access frequency and severity of adverse effects (AE) of non-hormonal drugs (NHD) for hot flashes in breast cancer survivors compared to controls and analyze adverse-effect risk by reviewing published randomized trials. METHODS: Cochrane Central Register for Controlled Trials, Embase, Medline, PsycINFO and PubMed databases were searched. Trials were included where participants were survivors of breast cancer suffering from hot flashes, treatment included self-administered venlafaxine, gabapentin or clonidine, and AE were reported...
November 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696888/-alternative-healing-methods-around-us
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Vojtěch Mornstein, Jiří Beneš, Zdeněk Mrozek, Štěpán Svačina
This article gives information on selected alternative medicine methods (AMM) under conditions of the Czech health care system. They can be defined as contemporaneous diagnostic and therapeutic methods which differ in their theoretical fundaments as well as practices from the evidence based medicine. This definition is controversial because these methods are an intrinsically incompatible aggregate of modalities acting as a placebo above all. We can encounter many "therapeutic" and "examination" methods which are practiced namely by healers without formal medical education, and connected closely with esotericism...
2016: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658799/factors-affecting-whether-or-not-cancer-patients-consider-using-acupuncture
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Byeongsang Oh, Thomas Eade, Andrew Kneebone, Nick Pavlakis, Stephen Clarke, Guy Eslick, Jo River, Michael Back
OBJECTIVE: To explore the factors associated with utilisation of an acupuncture service in a tertiary oncology setting in an Australian public hospital. METHOD: Cancer patients attending oncology clinics at a university teaching hospital were invited to participate in the evaluation of acupuncture services from June 2014 to May 2015. Patients had a prior diagnosis of cancer (albeit at different stages) and were planning to receive, or were already receiving, systemic and/or radiation cancer treatment...
September 22, 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634436/probing-low-copy-number-proteins-in-a-single-living-cell
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Jia Liu, Danyang Yin, Shuangshou Wang, Hong-Yuan Chen, Zhen Liu
Single-cell analysis techniques are essential for understanding the microheterogeneity and functions of cells. Low-copy-number proteins play important roles in cell functioning, but their measurement in single cells remains challenging. Herein, we report an approach, called plasmonic immunosandwich assay (PISA), for probing low-copy-number proteins in single cells. This approach combined in vivo immunoaffinity extraction and plasmon-enhanced Raman scattering (PERS). Target proteins were specifically extracted from the cells by microprobes modified with monoclonal antibody or molecularly-imprinted polymer (MIP), followed by labeling with Raman-active nanotags...
October 10, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630734/-the-monkey-on-your-shoulder-a-qualitative-study-of-lymphoedema-patients-attitudes-to-and-experiences-of-acupuncture-and-moxibustion
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Beverley de Valois, Anthea Asprey, Teresa Young
Background. Lymphoedema, a distressing consequence of cancer treatment, has significant negative impact on health-related quality of life. Multidisciplinary approaches are needed to improve physical and psychosocial wellbeing. Acupuncture and moxibustion (acu/moxa), two modalities of traditional East Asian medicine, may contribute to improved outcomes for cancer survivors with lymphoedema. Aim. To explore how patients with lymphoedema secondary to cancer treatment perceive and experience acu/moxa treatment...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613370/laser-acupuncture-attenuates-oxaliplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancer-a-pilot-prospective-cohort-study
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Yueh-Ling Hsieh, Li-Wei Chou, Shao-Fu Hong, Fei-Chi Chang, Szu-Wen Tseng, Chi-Chou Huang, Ching-Hsiang Yang, Chen-Chia Yang, Wei-Feng Chiu
BACKGROUND: Oxaliplatin is a platinum compound that is widely used in the treatment of some solid tumours. Oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (OIPN) in the upper and lower extremities is the major adverse side effect and represents the main dose-limiting factor of this drug. The aim of this single-arm study was to evaluate the feasibility and effects of laser acupuncture (LA) in the treatment of OIPN in patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancers. METHODS: 17 gastrointestinal cancer survivors (14 colorectal and 3 gastric cancers), who had been treated with oxaliplatin-based chemotherapies, were recruited...
October 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578072/itch-management-physical-approaches-uv-phototherapy-acupuncture
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Isaac H Y Chan, Dedee F Murrell
BACKGROUND: Physical therapies refer to non-medical treatment strategies, including surgery, cryotherapy, UV phototherapy, and acupuncture. Most physical approaches are inappropriate in the context of itch. UV phototherapy and acupuncture may be effective in the management of itch. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE and EMBASE. Bibliographies were reviewed for relevant articles. RESULTS: Narrowband UVB (311-313 nm) and UVA1 (340-400 nm) are equally effective in managing atopic dermatitis and associated itch...
2016: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574552/road-map-for-pain-management-in-pancreatic-cancer-a-review
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REVIEW
Marie José Lahoud, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Joelle Antoun, Lana El Osta, Marwan Ghosn
Beside its poor prognosis and its late diagnosis, pancreatic cancer remains one of the most painful malignancies. Optimal management of pain in this cancer represents a real challenge for the oncologist whose objective is to ensure a better quality of life to his patients. We aimed in this paper to review all the treatment modalities incriminated in the management of pain in pancreatic cancer going from painkillers, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and interventional techniques to agents under investigation and alternative medicine...
August 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533271/effectiveness-of-traditional-chinese-acupuncture-versus-sham-acupuncture-a-systematic-review
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Luís Carlos, Lóris Aparecida Prado da Cruz, Vanessa Cristina Leopoldo, Fabrício Ribeiro de Campos, Ana Maria de Almeida, Renata Cristina de Campos Pereira Silveira
OBJECTIVE: to identify and synthesize the evidence from randomized clinical trials that tested the effectiveness of traditional Chinese acupuncture in relation to sham acupuncture for the treatment of hot flashes in menopausal women with breast cancer. METHOD: systematic review guided by the recommendations of the Cochrane Collaboration. Citations were searched in the following databases: MEDLINE via PubMed, Web of Science, CENTRAL, CINAHL, and LILACS. A combination of the following keywords was used: breast neoplasm, acupuncture, acupuncture therapy, acupuncture points, placebos, sham treatment, hot flashes, hot flushes, menopause, climacteric, and vasomotor symptoms...
2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531549/acupuncture-for-managing-cancer-related-insomnia-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Tae-Young Choi, Jong In Kim, Hyun-Ja Lim, Myeong Soo Lee
Background Insomnia is a prominent complaint of cancer patients that can significantly affect their quality of life and symptoms related to sleep quality. Conventional drug approaches have a low rate of success in alleviating those suffering insomnia. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy of acupuncture in the management of cancer-related insomnia. Methods A total of 12 databases were searched from their inception through January 2016 without language restriction. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs were included if acupuncture was used as the sole intervention or as an adjunct to another standard treatment for any cancer-related insomnia...
August 16, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511906/acupuncture-for-chemoradiation-therapy-related-dysphagia-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-pilot-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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Weidong Lu, Peter M Wayne, Roger B Davis, Julie E Buring, Hailun Li, Eric A Macklin, Jochen H Lorch, Elaine Burke, Tyler C Haddad, Laura A Goguen, David S Rosenthal, Roy B Tishler, Marshall R Posner, Robert I Haddad
INTRODUCTION: Dysphagia is common in head and neck cancer patients after concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CRT). This study evaluated the feasibility of conducting a randomized sham-controlled trial and collected preliminary data on safety and efficacy of acupuncture. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Head and neck cancer (HNC) patients with stage III-IV squamous cell carcinoma were randomized to 12 sessions of either active acupuncture (AA) or sham acupuncture (SA) during and following CRT...
August 10, 2016: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497608/acupuncture-for-treating-hot-flashes-in-breast-cancer-patients-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Alireza Salehi, Maryam Marzban, Abbas Rezian Zadeh
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for treatment of hot flash in women with breast cancer. METHODS: The aspects considered in this study included searching for 12 data bases until April 2015 and consulting reference lists of reviews and related articles. Additional features studied comprised all articles on human patients with breast cancer treated with needle acupuncture with or without electrical stimulation for the treatment of hot flashes...
August 6, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461606/acupuncture-for-hot-flashes-in-women-with-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Yu-Pei Chen, Tong Liu, Yuan-Yuan Peng, Yan-Ping Wang, Huan Chen, Yi-Fan Fan, Li Zhang
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is applied worldwide in treating hot flashes (HFs), which may be a common complication experienced by women with breast cancer (BC). Although researches associated with the effect of acupuncture for HFs have been done by many people, there is a lack of comprehensive evaluation of the effect of this therapy. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for HFs in women with BC. METHODS: Seven databases (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Embase, PubMed, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure Database, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, and Wan Fang Database) were searched from their inceptions to June 2015 without language restrictions...
April 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457720/the-combination-effects-of-body-acupuncture-and-auricular-acupressure-compared-to-sham-acupuncture-for-body-weight-control-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Linda L D Zhong, Wai Kun, Tsz Fung Lam, Shi Ping Zhang, Jun Jun Yang, Tat Chi Ziea, Bacon Ng, Zhao Xiang Bian
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an increasingly prevalent chronic condition that is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Excess body weight is a risk factor contributing to diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease, gall bladder disease, and some types of cancer. Almost all the Western anti-obesity drugs have adverse effects or body weight is regained upon cessation of therapy. Recent studies have found that acupuncture had a similar efficacy as the Western anti-obesity drugs with fewer reported adverse effects...
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