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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649123/extraovarian-primary-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-a-case-report
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Gregory Nicolas, Tony Kfoury, Hassan Fawaz, Mahdi Issa
BACKGROUND Extraovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma (EOPPC) is a rare malignant epithelial tumor with an age-adjusted incidence rate of 6.78 per million, which arises from the peritoneal lining with minimal or no ovarian involvement. EOPPC is a diagnosis of exclusion with the absence of other identifiable primary sites and after surgical assessment and consideration of the histological report to evaluate the extent of ovarian invasion. CASE REPORT A 66-year-old woman complained of mild postprandial epigastric pain...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648166/-pain-in-the-dying-patient
#2
Bodil Abild Jespersen, Mette Asbjørn Neergaard
Pain is one of the most frequent symptoms in patients with advanced chronic illnesses. However, knowledge of prevalence and intensity of pain in the last days of life is poor. This review shows that more than half of patients who are dying from either cancer or non-malignant diseases experience pain, but only very few patients have unbearable pain. More knowledge of pain in the last days of life is needed, and teaching symptom management in the dying patient ought to be compulsory at the medical schools in Denmark...
June 26, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648164/-pharmacological-treatment-of-chronic-non-cancer-pain
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Gitte Handberg
19% of the grown-up Danish population suffer from a chronic pain condition. Most patients are treated by general practi-tioners (GPs), and only a smaller group need specialist treatment. This article goes through the pharmacological possibilities available with a special focus on treatment by GPs. For chronic pain as fibromyalgia and low back pain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol are not recommended on a regular basis. The main pharmacological treatment is tricyclic antidepressants and gabapentinoids...
June 26, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647616/photodynamic-therapy-in-dermatology-beyond-non-melanoma-cancer-an-update
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Xiang Wen, Yong Li, Michael R Hamblin
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) employs a photosensitizer (PS) and visible light in the presence of oxygen, leading to production of cytotoxic reactive oxygen species, which can damage the cellular organelles and cause cell death. In dermatology PDT has usually taken the form of topical application of a precursor in the heme biosynthesis pathway, called 5-aminolevulinic acid (or its methyl ester), so that an active PS, protoporphyrin IX accumulates in the skin. As PDT enhances dermal remodeling and resolves chronic inflamation, it has been used to treat cutaneous disorders include actinic keratoses, acne, viral warts, skin rejuvenation, psoriasis, localized scleroderma, some non-melanoma skin cancers and port-wine stains...
June 21, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641363/a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-study-on-the-efficacy-and-improved-bowel-function-of-prolonged-release-pr-oxycodone-naloxone-up-to-160-80-mg-daily-vs-oxycodone-pr
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D Dupoiron, A Stachowiak, O Loewenstein, A Ellery, W Kremers, B Bosse, M Hopp
BACKGROUND: Oxycodone/naloxone (OXN PR) is a prolonged-release formulation containing oxycodone and naloxone in a 2:1 ratio. This study aimed to evaluate the tolerability and efficacy of doses up to OXN160/80 mg PR compared with oxycodone prolonged-release formulation (OxyPR) in a randomised controlled trial. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-three patients were randomised to treatment with OXN PR (n = 123) or OxyPR (n = 120) during the 5-week double-blind study...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634883/a-minimal-continuous-time-markov-pharmacometric-model
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Emilie Schindler, Mats O Karlsson
In this work, an alternative model to discrete-time Markov model (DTMM) or standard continuous-time Markov model (CTMM) for analyzing ordered categorical data with Markov properties is presented: the minimal CTMM (mCTMM). Through a CTMM reparameterization and under the assumption that the transition rate between two consecutive states is independent on the state, the Markov property is expressed through a single parameter, the mean equilibration time, and the steady-state probabilities are described by a proportional odds (PO) model...
June 20, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633481/adherence-to-oral-chemotherapy-medications-among-gastroenterological-cancer-patients-visiting-an-outpatient-clinic
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Chieko Hirao, Naoko Mikoshiba, Tomomi Shibuta, Reiko Yamahana, Aki Kawakami, Ryosuke Tateishi, Hironori Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Koike, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate medication adherence to oral chemotherapy medications and determinants of medication non-adherence to them among gastroenterological cancer patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 117 consecutive, consenting, eligible patients visiting an outpatient clinic of university hospital in Japan. Good medication adherence was defined as taking 100% of the prescribed dose. Medication adherence was measured via self-report...
June 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632238/attitudes-among-nurses-toward-the-integration-of-complementary-medicine-into-supportive-cancer-care
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Eran Ben-Arye, Bella Shulman, Yael Eilon, Rachel Woitiz, Victoria Cherniak, Ilanit Shalom Sharabi, Osnat Sher, Hiba Reches, Yfat Katz, Michal Arad, Elad Schiff, Noah Samuels, Ofer Caspi, Shahar Lev-Ari, Moshe Frenkel, Abed Agbarya, Hana Admi
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore the attitudes of nurses treating patients with cancer regarding the use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) therapies to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life (QOL). 
. DESIGN: Prospective and descriptive.
 
. SETTING: 12 hospital and community care settings in Israel. 
. SAMPLE: 973 nurses working in oncology and non-oncology departments.
. METHODS: A 26-item questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of nurses treating patients with cancer...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632194/a-mind-body-approach-to-pediatric-pain-management
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REVIEW
Melanie L Brown, Enrique Rojas, Suzanne Gouda
Pain is a significant public health problem that affects all populations and has significant financial, physical and psychological impact. Opioid medications, once the mainstay of pain therapy across the spectrum, can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) guidelines recommend that non-opioid pain medications are preferred for chronic pain outside of certain indications (cancer, palliative and end of life care). Mindfulness, hypnosis, acupuncture and yoga are four examples of mind-body techniques that are often used in the adult population for pain and symptom management...
June 20, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632148/claw-foot-a-case-report
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Alessandro Innocenti, Francesco Ciancio, Cecilia Taverna, Sara Tanini, Aurelio Portincasa, Domenico Parisi, Marco Innocenti, Vincenzo De Giorgi
A cutaneous horn could be defined as a conical projection on the surface of skin made of cornified material and resembling an animal horn. These lesions most commonly affect light-skinned men aged between 50 to 89 years and usually appear in sun exposed areas. Radiation, chronic irritation and even human papilloma virus-2 infection may be precipitating factors. More than half of the cases originate from either malignant or premalignant lesions, therefore the base of the lesion must be carefully examined histologically...
June 8, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628542/a-rare-intramedullary-spinal-cord-metastasis-from-a-retroperitoneal-leiomyosarcoma-presenting-as-a-non-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Andrew Lamberth Parker, Terrence Pugh, Mark A Hirsch
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare but well-recognized malignant soft tissue sarcoma of smooth muscle origin. Metastases commonly occur in the lungs, liver, kidney, brain, and bone. Cases of metastatic osseous lesions or other extradural space-occupying masses secondary to LMS leading to neurologic compromise are relatively commonplace in the literature. Conversely, cases of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM), an unusual entity as a sequela of any cancer, are exceedingly rare as a consequence of LMS. Only 2 cases of an ISCM from LMS are currently documented in the literature, and to the best of our knowledge, no case is described in the rehabilitation literature...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626428/molecular-surgery-concept-from-bench-to-bedside-a-focus-on-trpv1-pain-sensing-neurons
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REVIEW
László Pecze, Béla Viskolcz, Zoltán Oláh
"Molecular neurosurgery" is emerging as a new medical concept, and is the combination of two partners: (i) a molecular neurosurgery agent, and (ii) the cognate receptor whose activation results in the selective elimination of a specific subset of neurons in which this receptor is endogenously expressed. In general, a molecular surgery agent is a selective and potent ligand, and the target is a specific cell type whose elimination is desired through the molecular surgery procedure. These target cells have the highest innate sensitivity to the molecular surgery agent usually due to the highest receptor density being in their plasma membrane...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622286/are-cannabinoids-an-effective-treatment-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain
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Rubén F Allende-Salazar, Gabriel Rada
The use of cannabinoids has been proposed as an analgesic for different painful conditions, especially for chronic pain refractory to usual treatment. However, its real efficacy and safety remains controversial. We sought to determine whether cannabinoids are an effective treatment for chronic non-cancer pain. To answer this question, we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others...
June 14, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619764/medicoeconomic-analysis-of-lobectomy-using-thoracoscopy-versus-thoracotomy-for-lung-cancer-a-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-lungsco01
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Pierre-Benoit Pagès, Halim Abou Hanna, Anne-Claire Bertaux, Ludwig Serge Serge Aho, Pierre Magdaleinat, Jean-Marc Baste, Marc Filaire, Richard de Latour, Jalal Assouad, François Tronc, Christophe Jayle, Jérome Mouroux, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Charles-Henri Marty-Ané, Alain Bernard
INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has had a major effect on thoracic surgery. Retrospective series have reported benefits of VATS when compared with open thoracotomy in terms of postoperative pain, postoperative complications and length of hospital stay. However, no large randomised control trial has been conducted to assess the reality of the potential benefits of VATS lobectomy or its medicoeconomic impact...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614186/mir-34c-5p-functions-as-pronociceptive-microrna-in-cancer-pain-by-targeting-cav2-3-containing-calcium-channels
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Jagadeesh Gandla, Santosh Kumar Lomada, Jianning Lu, Rohini Kuner, Kiran Kumar Bali
Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying pain associated with cancer are poorly understood. microRNAs are a class of non-coding RNAs with emerging functional importance in chronic pain. In a genome-wide screen for microRNAs regulated in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons in a mouse model of bone metastatic pain, we identified miR-34c-5p as a functionally important pronociceptive microRNA. Despite these functional insights and therapeutic potential for miR-34c-5p, its molecular mechanism of action in peripheral sensory neurons remains unknown...
June 9, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613245/population-characteristics-in-a-tertiary-pain-service-cohort-experiencing-chronic-non-cancer-pain-weight-status-comorbidities-and-patient-goals
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Katherine Brain, Tracy Burrows, Megan E Rollo, Chris Hayes, Fiona J Hodson, Clare E Collins
We describe the characteristics of patients attending an Australian tertiary multidisciplinary pain service and identify areas for nutrition interventions. This cross-sectional study targets patients experiencing chronic pain who attended the service between June-December 2014. Self-reported data was captured from: (1) an Electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC) referral questionnaire, incorporating demographics, pain status, and mental health; (2) a Pain Assessment and Recovery Plan (PARP), which documents patients' perceived problems associated with pain and personal treatment goals...
June 14, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612352/pain-management-in-home-hospice-patients-a-retrospective-descriptive-study
#17
Cathy L Campbell, Meghan Kelly, Virginia Rovnyak
The development and evaluation of evidence-based, safe, and effective home-based pain management models for caregivers implementation is receiving greater attention in the literature because of international initiatives intended to increase the number of people who receive end-of-life care in home-based settings. The purpose of this "retrospective descriptive design" study was to describe pharmacological pain management and outcomes for 40 cancer and non-cancer patients receiving hospice care at home. While the median pain score was higher at admission in the cancer group than in the hospice care at home group, the difference was not significant at or within 48 hour of admission...
June 13, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611199/u-s-food-and-drug-administration-approval-summary-atezolizumab-for-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
Chana Weinstock, Sean Khozin, Daniel Suzman, Lijun Zhang, Shenghui Tang, Sakar Wahby, Kirsten B Goldberg, Geoffrey Kim, Richard Pazdur
On October 18 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved atezolizumab (TECENTRIQ®, Genentech Inc.) for treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC) whose disease progressed during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy. Approval was based on demonstration of clinically meaningful improvements in overall survival (OS) and an acceptable safety profile in two randomized clinical trials (OAK and POPLAR). Median OS in OAK, a phase III trial, was 13.8 months (95% confidence interval [CI] 11...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610880/comparison-of-analgesic-efficacy-of-laparoscope-assisted-and-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-after-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-a-randomized-single-blind-non-inferiority-trial
#19
Soo Yeun Park, Jun Seok Park, Gyu-Seog Choi, Hye Jin Kim, Suyoung Moon, Jinseok Yeo
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been used as a component of multimodal analgesia following abdominal surgery. We introduced a new laparoscope-assisted TAP (LTAP) block technique using intraperitoneal injection, and compared its analgesic effect to that of an ultrasound-guided AP (UTAP) block in terms of postoperative pain control. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, single-blinded non-inferiority clinical trial was conducted with patients undergoing elective laparoscopic colectomy for colon cancer...
June 10, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607282/laparoendoscopic-single-site-adnexal-surgery-preliminary-indian-experience
#20
Smitha Balusamy, Hrishikesh P Salgaonkar, Ramya Ranjan Behera, Ashwini Bhalerao-Gandhi, Deepraj S Bhandarkar
INTRODUCTION: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) is an emerging technique in gynaecology. The proposed advantages of the LESS include better cosmesis and reduction in pain. We report our preliminary experience with LESS in the treatment of adnexal pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After a preoperative workup, LESS was offered to 37 patients between July 2009 and April 2015. All the procedures were carried out through a 2-2.5 cm transumbilical incision using conventional laparoscopic instruments...
July 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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