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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193133/integrative-therapeutic-approaches-for-the-management-and-control-of-nausea-in-children-undergoing-cancer-treatment
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Tha'er G Momani, Donna L Berry
Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) continues to be a common symptom experienced by children undergoing cancer treatment despite the use of contemporary antiemetics. Integrative therapeutic approaches in addition to standard pharmacologic antiemetic regimes offer potential to control CINV. The purpose of this review was to identify current evidence on integrative therapeutic approaches for the control of CINV in children with cancer. Online search engines (PubMed, CINAHL, PsychINFO) were queried using MESH terms...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176457/predictors-of-acupuncture-use-among-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer
#2
Sagar K Chokshi, Elena J Ladas, Katherine Taromina, Douglas McDaniel, Diane Rooney, Zhezhen Jin, Wei-Chun Hsu, Kara M Kelly
BACKGROUND: Evidence for the application of acupuncture in pediatric oncology is limited. We investigated the acceptance of acupuncture and factors associated with its use among children and adolescents with cancer. METHODS: Ninety acupuncture-naïve children receiving cancer treatment at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) provided consent/assent for participation. Participants could choose to receive or refuse integrative services offered at CUMC. Symptoms were collected for a 6-month period with the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale (MSAS)...
February 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156488/new-primary-palliative-care-pc-model-for-community-cancer-clinics-ccc
#3
Deborah Gray, Stephanie Struve, Carol Huibregtse, Qiaofang Chen
: 159 Background: Our CCC serving a mixed rural/urban population is part of a large integrated healthcare system in Eastern WI. The closest PC specialist/team is 45 miles away at one of the tertiary care facilities. To fill this service gap we implemented a primary PC model. An initial outpatient palliative care family conference (OFC) and use of cancer nurse navigators (CNN)are hallmarks of this program. METHODS: The VLCC, housed in a standalone facility is staffed by two medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist and has an infusion center and a full-fledged radiation oncology unit with support staff, including cancer nurse navigators, research nurses, social workers, a clinical psychologist, a pharmacist, a nutritionist, a therapy dog and a chaplain...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150504/acupuncture-and-reflexology-for-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-breast-cancer
#4
Idan Ben-Horin, Peretz Kahan, Larisa Ryvo, Moshe Inbar, Shahar Lev-Ari, Ravit Geva
BACKGROUND: Treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), which affects approximately 30% to 40% of patients treated with neuropathy-causing agents, is mainly symptomatic. Currently available interventions are of little benefit. STUDY DESIGN: This study was conducted as a retrospective analysis of the efficacy of acupuncture and reflexology in alleviating CIPN in breast cancer patients. METHODS: Medical records of 30 consecutive breast cancer patients who received both chemotherapy and treatment for CIPN according to our Acupuncture and Reflexology Treatment for Neuropathy (ART-N) protocol between 2011 and 2012 were reviewed...
February 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150122/use-of-non-conventional-medicine-two-years-after-cancer-diagnosis-in-france-evidence-from-the-vican-survey
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Aline Sarradon-Eck, Anne-Déborah Bouhnik, Dominique Rey, Marc-Karim Bendiane, Laetitia Huiart, Patrick Peretti-Watel
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the use of non-conventional medicine (NCM) in a representative sample of French patients 2 years after cancer diagnosis. METHODS: The study was based on data obtained in the VICAN survey (2012) on a representative sample of 4349 patients 2 years after cancer diagnosis. Self-reported data were collected at telephone interviews with patients. The questionnaire addressed the various types of non-conventional treatments used at the time of the survey...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132604/management-of-peripheral-neuropathy-induced-by-chemotherapy-in-adults-with-cancer-a-review
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Nijmeh Al-Atiyyat, Abdullah Obaid
AIM: To identify which of the examined agents or modalities were effective in the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). METHODS: PubMed, CINAHL, Medline, Science Direct and Ovid databases were used to search keywords. The literature search identified 59 potentially relevant studies; after removing duplicates and reviewing titles a total of 26 articles were examined. In the end, a total of 18 studies met the inclusion criteria. FINDINGS: The preliminary data for using lafutidine, acupuncture and sweet bee venom pharmacopuncture indicate that they may be useful in CIPN management...
January 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130601/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-radiation-oncology-survey-of-patients-attitudes
#7
Sabrina Lettner, Kerstin A Kessel, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are gaining in importance, but objective data are mostly missing. However, in previous trials, methods such as acupuncture showed significant advantages compared to standard therapies. Thus, the aim was to evaluate most frequently used methods, their significance and the general acceptance amongst cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: A questionnaire of 18 questions based on the categorical classification released by the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health was developed...
January 27, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102199/comparison-of-efficacy-of-simo-decoction-and-acupuncture-or-chewing-gum-alone-on-postoperative-ileus-in-colorectal-cancer-resection-a-randomized-trial
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Yang Yang, Hong-Qun Zuo, Zhao Li, Yu-Zhou Qin, Xian-Wei Mo, Ming-Wei Huang, Hao Lai, Liu-Cheng Wu, Jian-Si Chen
To compared the ability of chewing gum or simo decoction (SMD) and acupuncture to reduce incidence of postoperative ileus (POI) after colorectal cancer resection, patients with colorectal cancer undergoing open or laparoscopic resection were randomized to receive SMD and acupuncture (n = 196), chewing gum alone (n = 197) or no intervention (n = 197) starting on postoperative day 1 and continuing for 5 consecutive days. Patients treated with SMD and acupuncture experienced significantly shorter hospital stay, shorter time to first flatus and shorter time to defecation than patients in the other groups (all P < 0...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069044/effect-of-transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-combined-with-palonosetron-on-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Jing Xie, Lei-Hua Chen, Zhou-Yu Ning, Chen-Yue Zhang, Hao Chen, Zhen Chen, Zhi-Qiang Meng, Xiao-Yan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting adversely affects the quality of life of patients who receive chemotherapy via intravenous infusion or transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). This study aimed to investigate the clinical effects of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on nausea and vomiting after TACE. METHODS: A total of 142 patients who received TACE with cisplatin for primary or metastatic liver cancer were assigned to the active-acupuncture (n = 72) or placebo-acupuncture (n = 70) groups using a covariate-adaptive randomization at a ratio of 1:1...
January 10, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068938/acupuncture-combined-with-methylcobalamin-for-the-treatment-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
#10
Xiaoyan Han, Lijuan Wang, Hongfei Shi, Gaofeng Zheng, Jingsong He, Wenjun Wu, Jimin Shi, Guoqing Wei, Weiyan Zheng, Jie Sun, He Huang, Zhen Cai
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) seriously affects the quality of life of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) as well as the response rate to chemotherapy. Acupuncture has a potential role in the treatment of CIPN, but at present there have been no randomized clinical research studies to analyze the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of CIPN, particularly in MM patients. METHODS: The MM patients (104 individuals) who met the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned into a solely methylcobalamin therapy group (500 μg intramuscular methylcobalamin injections every other day for 20 days; ten injections) followed by 2 months of 500 μg oral methylcobalamin administration, three times per day) and an acupuncture combined with methylcobalamin (Met + Acu) group (methylcobalamin used the same way as above accompanied by three cycles of acupuncture)...
January 9, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056563/a-survey-of-licensed-acupuncturists-in-the-san-francisco-bay-area
#11
Donald Abrams, Michael McCulloch, Misha Cohen, Mike Liaw, Deborah Silverman, Carla Wilson
BACKGROUND: Many cancer patients seek traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the prevalence varying with diagnosis, comorbidities, and demographics. Interventions sought include acupuncture, massage, herbs, diet, and exercise, usually combined with conventional therapies. It is not known what proportion of TCM practitioners care for cancer patients, their cancer specific training or caseload, what interventions they employ, their outcomes, and their communication patterns with conventional oncologists...
January 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052910/acupuncture-and-pc6-stimulation-for-the-prevention-of-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-in-patients-undergoing-elective-laparoscopic-resection-of-colorectal-cancer-a-study-protocol-for-a-three-arm-randomised-pilot-trial
#12
Kun Hyung Kim, Dae Hun Kim, Ji Min Bae, Gyung Mo Son, Kyung Hee Kim, Seung Pyo Hong, Gi Young Yang, Hee Young Kim
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to assess the feasibility of acupuncture and a Pericardium 6 (PC6) wristband as an add-on intervention of antiemetic medication for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic colorectal cancer resection. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A total of 60 participants who are scheduled to undergo elective laparoscopic resection of colorectal cancer will be recruited. An enhanced recovery after surgery protocol using standardised antiemetic medication will be provided for all participants...
January 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050924/inpatient-acupuncture-at-a-major-cancer-center
#13
M Kay Garcia, Lorenzo Cohen, Michael Spano, Amy Spelman, Yousra Hashmi, Alejandro Chaoul, Qi Wei, Gabriel Lopez
BACKGROUND: Use of complementary and integrative therapies is increasing among cancer patients, but data regarding the impact treatments such as acupuncture have in an inpatient oncology setting are limited. METHODS: Patients who received acupuncture in an inpatient hospital environment between December 2014 and December 2015 were asked to complete a modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS; 0-10 scale) before and after each visit. Pre- and post-treatment scores were examined for each symptom using paired t tests...
December 1, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010831/technical-challenges-in-current-primo-vascular-system-research-and-potential-solutions
#14
REVIEW
Kyung A Kang, Claudio Maldonado, Vitaly Vodyanoy
Since Bonghan Kim's discovery of the Bonghan system (BHS) in the 1960s, numerous reports have suggested that the system is fundamental for maintaining mammalian life. The BHS is a circulatory system independent of the blood or the lymphatic system, forms an extensive network throughout the entire mammalian body, has been reported to be the acupuncture meridian, stores distinct types of stem cells, and appears to have some roles in cancer metastasis. Despite Kim's first report having been published as early as 1962, research progress has been rather slow mainly because the system is very small and translucent, making it optically difficult to distinguish it from the hemoglobin-rich surrounding tissues...
December 2016: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973611/publication-trends-in-acupuncture-research-a-20-year-bibliometric-analysis-based-on-pubmed
#15
Yan Ma, Ming Dong, Kehua Zhou, Carol Mita, Jianping Liu, Peter M Wayne
OBJECTIVE: Acupuncture has become popular and widely practiced in many countries around the world. Despite the large amount of acupuncture-related literature that has been published, broader trends in the prevalence and scope of acupuncture research remain underexplored. The current study quantitatively analyzes trends in acupuncture research publications in the past 20 years. METHODS: A bibliometric approach was used to search PubMed for all acupuncture-related research articles including clinical and animal studies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929271/hormone-therapy-and-other-treatments-for-symptoms-of-menopause
#16
D Ashley Hill, Mark Crider, Susan R Hill
The results of large clinical trials have led physicians and patients to question the safety of hormone therapy for menopause. In the past, physicians prescribed hormone therapy to improve overall health and prevent cardiac disease, as well as for symptoms of menopause. Combined estrogen/progestogen therapy, but not estrogen alone, increases the risk of breast cancer when used for more than three to five years. Therefore, in women with a uterus, it is recommended that physicians prescribe combination therapy only to treat menopausal symptoms such as vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes) and vaginal atrophy, using the smallest effective dosage for the shortest possible duration...
December 1, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899312/exploratory-factor-analysis-of-nrg-oncology-s-university-of-washington-quality-of-life-questionnaire-rtog-modification
#17
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...
January 2017: 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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