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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651409/incidence-of-comorbidities-in-women-with-breast-cancer-treated-with-tamoxifen-or-an-aromatase-inhibitor-an-australian-population-based-cohort-study
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Huah Shin Ng, Bogda Koczwara, David Roder, Theo Niyonsenga, Agnes Vitry
Background: The development of comorbidities has become increasingly relevant with longer-term cancer survival. Objective: To assess the pattern of comorbidities among Australian women with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor. Design: Retrospective cohort study using Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data (10% sample) from January 2003 to December 2014. Dispensing claims data were used to identify comorbidities and classified with the Rx-Risk-V model...
2018: Journal of Comorbidity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650892/-continuous-subcutaneous-injection-therapy-in-end-of-life-symptoms-of-cancer-and-non-cancer-patients
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Tatsuo Oshiro, Hisako Oshiro, Masahito Tanimizu
The significance of continuous subcutaneous injection(CSI)therapy was assessed in end-of-life symptoms of cancer and non-cancer home hospice patients. In a retrospective analysis of 106 advanced cancer patients who underwent opioid CSI therapy, the most frequent symptom was pain(65%), followed by dyspnea(46%), seizure(8%), ileus(8%), and other uncontrolled end-of-life symptoms(23%). The median oral morphine equivalent daily opioid dose was 90 mg(2.5-1,920 mg)and the median duration of CSI administration was 3 days(1-350 days)...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650881/-combination-therapy-of-oxycodone-and-tapentadol-was-effective-for-intractable-pain-caused-by-breast-cancer-bone-metastasis-a-case-report
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Tetsuya Matsuura, Akihiko Kusakabe, Takaomi Kessoku, Yasushi Honda, Asuka Yoshimi, Ayumu Goto, Haruhisa Yoshida, Akiko Sukegawa, Atsushi Nakajima, Yasushi Ichikawa
A 52-year-old woman had been prescribed oral medication of acetaminophen, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and oxycodone for intractable pain associated with thoracic metastasis of breast cancer. However, the pain control was poor. Although pregabalin and gabapentin were used as supplementary analgesics, they could not be continued because of their side effects. Based on the noradrenalin reincorporation-inhibiting action of tapentadol, a combination therapy of tapentadol and oxycodone was introduced and satisfactory pain control was achieved...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650388/evaluation-at-3-years-of-concurrent-bevacizumab-and-radiotherapy-for-breast-cancer-results-of-a-prospective-study
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A Dautruche, L Belin, P Cottu, P Bontemps, C Lemanski, B de la Lande, P Baumann, F Missohou, C Lévy, K Peignaux, A Reynaud-Bougnoux, F Denis, A Gobillion, V Pernin, Y Kirova
PURPOSE: To determine the 3 years late toxicity among patients with non-metastatic breast cancer who received concurrent bevacizumab and locoregional radiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a single-arm, multicentre, prospective study, of the toxicity of adjuvant concomitant association of bevacizumab and radiotherapy in patients with breast cancer. Toxicity was assessed by the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3.0 during the radiotherapy and follow-up clinics at 12 and 36 months after its completion...
April 9, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644986/evaluation-of-fatigue-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-treatment-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Mariacristina Di Marco, Ivan Rubbi, Agnese Baldi, Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Daniela Magnani, Valeria Cremonini, Leopoldo Sarli, Giovanna Artioli, Paola Ferri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is one of the most common symptoms experienced by cancer patients (CPs) and negatively affects quality of life. Although CRF is frequently experienced, it is often underreported, underdiagnosed and undertreated. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the level of fatigue in patients with pancreatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy and to analyse its correlation with patients' demographic and clinical variables. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was implemented in the Oncology Day Hospital of a Northern Italian hospital...
February 27, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629144/label-free-raman-spectroscopy-provides-early-determination-and-precise-localization-of-breast-cancer-colonized-bone-alterations
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Chi Zhang, Paul T Winnard, Sidarth Dasari, Scott L Kominsky, Michele Doucet, Swaathi Jayaraman, Venu Raman, Ishan Barman
Breast neoplasms frequently colonize bone and induce development of osteolytic bone lesions by disrupting the homeostasis of the bone microenvironment. This degenerative process can lead to bone pain and pathological bone fracture, a major cause of cancer morbidity and diminished quality of life, which is exacerbated by our limited ability to monitor early metastatic disease in bone and assess fracture risk. Spurred by its label-free, real-time nature and its exquisite molecular specificity, we employed spontaneous Raman spectroscopy to assess and quantify early metastasis driven biochemical alterations to bone composition...
January 21, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624189/improving-the-safety-of-opioid-use-for-acute-noncancer-pain-in-hospitalized-adults-a-consensus-statement-from-the-society-of-hospital-medicine
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Shoshana J Herzig, Hilary J Mosher, Susan L Calcaterra, Anupam B Jena, Teryl K Nuckols
Hospital-based clinicians frequently treat acute, noncancer pain. Although opioids may be beneficial in this setting, the benefits must be balanced with the risks of adverse events, including inadvertent overdose and prolonged opioid use, physical dependence, or development of opioid use disorder. In an era of epidemic opioid use and related harms, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) convened a working group to develop a consensus statement on opioid use for adults hospitalized with acute, noncancer pain, outside of the palliative, end-of-life, and intensive care settings...
April 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624122/docking-steered-molecular-dynamics-and-qsar-studies-as-strategies-for-studying-isoflavonoids-as-5-12-and-15-lipoxygenase-inhibitors
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Francisco Cabezas, Carolina Mascayano
Lipoxygenases (LOX) are enzymes that catalyze polyunsaturated fatty acid peroxidation and have a non-heme iron atom located in their active site. They are implicated in the arachidonic acid pathway and involved in inflammation, fever, pain production and in the origins of several diseases such as cancer, asthma and psoriasis. The search for inhibitors of these enzymes has emerged in the last years, and isoflavonoids have a broad spectrum of biological activity with low cytotoxicity. Our previous results have shown that isoflavonoids inhibited different LOX isoforms in vitro...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623667/a-review-of-the-opioid-epidemic-what-do-we-do-about-it
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REVIEW
Edward A Shipton, Elspeth E Shipton, Ashleigh J Shipton
The opioid epidemic, with its noticeable increase in opioid prescriptions and related misuse, abuse and resultant deaths in the previous 12 years, is a particularly North American phenomenon. Europe, and particularly low- and middle-income countries, appear to be less influenced by this problem. There is undisputable value in using opioids not only in the treatment of acute pain, but in cancer pain as well. However, opioids are progressively being prescribed more and more for chronic non-cancer pain, despite inadequate data on their efficacy...
April 6, 2018: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621662/plasma-membrane-depolarization-and-permeabilization-due-to-electric-pulses-in-cell-lines-of-different-excitability
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Janja Dermol-Černe, Damijan Miklavčič, Matej Reberšek, Primož Mekuč, Sylvia M Bardet, Ryan Burke, Delia Arnaud-Cormos, Philippe Leveque, Rodney O'Connor
In electroporation-based medical treatments, excitable tissues are treated, either intentionally (irreversible electroporation of brain cancer, gene electrotransfer or ablation of the heart muscle, gene electrotransfer of skeletal muscles), or unintentionally (excitable tissues near the target area). We investigated how excitable and non-excitable cells respond to electric pulses, and if electroporation could be an effective treatment of the tumours of the central nervous system. For three non-excitable and one excitable cell line, we determined a strength-duration curve for a single pulse of 10ns-10ms...
March 21, 2018: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609141/exploring-the-novel-heterocyclic-derivatives-as-lead-molecules-for-design-and-development-of-potent-anticancer-agents
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Iqbal Azad, Malik Nasibullah, Tahmeena Khan, Firoj Hassan, Yusuf Akhter
This paper deals with in silico evaluation of newly proposed heterocyclic derivatives in search of potential anticancer activity. Best possible drug candidates have been proposed using a rational approach employing a pipeline of computational techniques namely MetaPrint2D prediction, molinspiration, cheminformatics, Osiris Data warrior, AutoDock and iGEMDOCK. Lazar toxicity prediction, AdmetSAR predictions, and targeted docking studies were also performed. 27 heterocyclic derivatives were selected for bioactivity prediction and drug likeness score on the basis of Lipinski's rule, Viber rule, Ghose filter, leadlikeness and Pan Assay Interference Compounds (PAINS) rule...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607745/outpatient-diode-laser-treatment-of-intermediate-risk-non-invasive-bladder-tumors-without-sedation-efficacy-safety-and-economic-analysis
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Gregers Gautier Hermann, Karin Mogensen, Susanne Rosthøj
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to validate a new method for outpatient diode laser ablation of bladder tumors without sedation or pain control. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with stage Ta low-grade intermediate-risk bladder tumors underwent photodynamic-guided laser ablation of their bladder tumors and 1 month later follow-up cystoscopy with photodynamic and IMAGE1 S™-guided biopsies. Pain was measured using a visual analog scale (range 0-10). Symptoms and worries about the future disease course were calculated using the Quality of Life Questionnaire for Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer (range 0-100, high scores indicating worse symptoms or worry)...
April 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607456/oral-health-and-chemotherapy-act-as-cofactors-in-malnutrition-in-the-elderly-with-other-cancers-than-head-and-neck-malignancies
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Nada El Osta, Lana El Osta, Claire Lassauzay, Marwan Ghosn, Stephanie Tubert-Jeannin, Martine Hennequin
OBJECTIVES: This study explores whether the chemotherapy regimen has a role in inducing oral health problems and malnutrition in elderly patients with other cancers than head and neck malignancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was designed to compare the relationships between oral health and nutritional status between four groups of elderly differing in cancer or chemotherapy regimen. Data were collected using a questionnaire including the Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA), the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) and questions about perception of xerostomia...
April 2, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606137/effect-of-timing-on-baseline-quality-of-life-scores-among-surgical-cancer-patients
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Daniel Steffens, Michael Solomon, Kenneth Vuong, Lyndal Alchin, Rachael Roberts, Cherry Koh, Jane Young
OBJECTIVES: To investigate differences between quality of life (QoL) scores obtained preoperatively or recalled in the early postoperative period amongst patients undergoing major cancer surgery. RESULTS: Of the 283 patients included, 133 completed their baseline QoL questionnaire preoperatively and 150 postoperatively. Patient groups were broadly comparable in terms of age however the preoperative group had a lower proportion of patients from non-English speaking backgrounds...
April 2, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602695/-radiotherapy-of-bone-metastases-in-france-a-descriptive-monocentric-retrospective-study
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C Le Fèvre, D Antoni, A Thiéry, A Keller, P Truntzer, C Vigneron, J-B Clavier, S Guihard, M Pop, C Schumacher, P Salze, G Noël
PURPOSE: Bone metastases cause pain and affect patients' quality of life. Radiation therapy is one of the reference analgesic treatments. The objective of this study was to compare the current practices of a French radiotherapy department for the treatment of uncomplicated bone metastases with data from the literature in order to improve and optimize the management of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective monocentric study of patients who underwent palliative irradiation of uncomplicated bone metastases was performed...
March 27, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601405/high-risk-prescription-opioid-use-among-people-living-with-hiv
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Chelsea E Canan, Geetanjali Chander, Anne K Monroe, Kelly A Gebo, Richard D Moore, Allison L Agwu, G Caleb Alexander, Bryan Lau
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid use is greater among people living with HIV (PLWH), yet little is known about the prevalence of specific types of high-risk use among these individuals. SETTING: We analyzed clinical and demographic data from the HIV Research Network (HIVRN) and prescribing data from Medicaid for non-cancer patients seeking HIV treatment at four urban clinics between 2006-2010. METHODS: HIVRN patients were included in the analytic sample if they received at least one incident opioid prescription...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601400/cochrane-in-corr%C3%A2-interventions-for-the-reduction-of-prescribed-opioid-use-in-chronic-non-cancer-pain
#17
Kim Madden, Mohit Bhandari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600693/photodynamic-therapy-for-esthetic-cosmetic-indications
#18
Wolfgang G Philipp-Dormston
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a well-established, non-invasive treatment for a variety of dermatologic disorders, including actinic keratosis. Furthermore, PDT results in marked improvements in the signs of skin aging, although currently there are no standardized guidelines for PDT in skin rejuvenation. Two types of PDT are available: conventional-PDT (c-PDT) and the newly introduced daylight-PDT (DL-PDT). Both require a topical photosensitizer, a light source and oxygen, and both are comparable regarding safety and efficacy for treatment of photo-induced skin aging...
March 29, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594972/a-pharmacological-rationale-to-reduce-the-incidence-of-opioid-induced-tolerance-and-hyperalgesia-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Giustino Varrassi, Mariella Fusco, Stephen D Skaper, Daniele Battelli, Panagiotis Zis, Stefano Coaccioli, Maria Caterina Pace, Antonella Paladini
Chronic pain is an important health and social problem. Misuse and abuse of opioids in chronic non-cancer pain management seem to be a huge problem, in some countries. This could probably affect the normal use of such analgesics in patients in need of them. Basic and clinical researches should find the solution to mitigate the potential damage. Dysregulation of mast cell and microglia activation plays an important role in the pathogenesis and management of chronic pain. Persistent mast cell activation sensitizes nociceptors and initiates central nervous system inflammatory processes, involving microglial cell activation and sensitization of spinal somatosensory neurons...
March 28, 2018: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594253/improved-outcome-of-treating-locally-advanced-lung-cancer-with-the-use-of-lattice-radiotherapy-lrt-a-case-report
#20
Beatriz E Amendola, Naipy C Perez, Xiaodong Wu, Jesus Manuel Blanco Suarez, Jiade J Lu, Marco Amendola
The Lattice Radiotherapy (LRT) technique is mainly based on the GRID technology with the improved feature of the 3D treatment delivery. A 72 year old male presented with left shoulder pain due to a 6 cm pulmonary mass in the left upper lobe (LUL) histologically proven Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) stage IIIA. In July 2011 he was treated in our center with LRT followed by conventional fractionated Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) combined with chemotherapy. Clinical and imaging follow up of 6 years demonstrated continued improvement and the patient is currently with no evidence of disease (NED)...
February 2018: Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology
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