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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919980/intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-in-patients-pretreated-for-ovarian-cancer-matched-with-patients-treated-with-parenteral-chemotherapy
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Maria Ornella Nicoletto, Alessandra Casarin, Alessandra Baldoni, Eliana Rulli, Giulia Tasca, Zora Baretta, Grazia Artioli, Giuseppe Lombardi, Alessandro Cappetta, Irene Floriani, Giovanni Randon, Sara Valpione, Piero Litta, Pierfranco Conte, Simone Mocellin, Camillo Aliberti
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to analyze the impact of intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IPC), administered with direct peritoneal puncture, on the survival of patients with pretreated ovarian cancer in a real-life setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study comparing patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with IPC (N=33) and patients treated with standard intravenous (i.v.) chemotherapy matching cases for known prognostic factors (age, platinum sensitivity, histological subgroup and grade)...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914971/once-weekly-ofatumumab-in-untreated-or-relapsed-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinaemia-an-open-label-single-arm-phase-2-study
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Richard R Furman, Herbert A Eradat, Christine G DiRienzo, Craig C Hofmeister, Suzanne R Hayman, John P Leonard, Morton Coleman, Ranjana Advani, Asher Chanan-Khan, Julie Switzky, Qiming M Liao, Damini Shah, Roxanne C Jewell, Steen Lisby, Thomas S Lin
BACKGROUND: The development of more effective and safer treatments, especially non-chemotherapeutics, is needed for patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia. The aim of the study was to assess the safety and clinical activity of intravenous ofatumumab monotherapy for untreated and relapsed Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia. METHODS: We did a phase 2, open-label, single-arm study at six centres (hospitals and cancer clinics) in the USA. Patients aged at least 18 years who were diagnosed with untreated or relapsed Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia and required treatment, received up to three cycles of weekly ofatumumab for 5 weeks...
November 30, 2016: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907013/development-and-implementation-of-the-ebola-traveler-monitoring-program-and-clinical-outcomes-of-monitored-travelers-during-october-may-2015-minnesota
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Aaron DeVries, Pamela Talley, Kristin Sweet, Susan Kline, Patricia Stinchfield, Pritish Tosh, Richard Danila
BACKGROUND: In October 2014, the United States began actively monitoring all persons who had traveled from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the previous 21 days. State public health departments were responsible for monitoring all travelers; Minnesota has the largest Liberian population in the United States. The MDH Ebola Clinical Team (ECT) was established to assess travelers with symptoms of concern for Ebola virus disease (EVD), coordinate access to healthcare at appropriate facilities including Ebola Assessment and Treatment Units (EATU), and provide guidance to clinicians...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904731/clinical-usefulness-of-long-term-application-of-fentanyl-matrix-in-chronic-non-cancer-pain-improvement-of-pain-and-physical-and-emotional-functions
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Jaewon Lee, Joon Shik Yoon, Jae Hyup Lee, So-Hak Chung, Kyu-Yeol Lee, Young Yul Kim, Jong Moon Kim, Min Ho Kong, Ung Gu Kang, Ye-Soo Park
BACKGROUND: Opioids are recently recommended for those who do not gain adequate pain relief from the use of acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Medical opioids are administered in various routes, and transdermal opioid products that can make up for the weaknesses of the oral or intravenous products have been developed. This study is to evaluate the clinical usefulness of fentanyl matrix in terms of the long-term improvement in pain and physical and mental functions...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903435/lack-of-effect-of-selected-sunscreens-applied-on-ex-vivo-human-skin-for-5-methyl-aminolevulinic-acid-penetration-and-protoporphyrin-ix-photoactivation
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Hanan Osman-Ponchet, Karine Sevin, Alexandre Gaborit, Magali Kouidhi, Johanna Hanaizi, Pierre Comby, Bernard Ruty, Guy Bouvier
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a successful treatment for non-melanoma skin cancers. Methyl-aminolevulinate (MAL) is metabolized to protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) which accumulates in the skin lesion and which generates a painful photochemical toxic reaction upon red light exposure. PDT using daylight (DL) exposure is now used to reduce pain and subjects are advised to protect the areas with sunscreen. This work investigated the effect of sunscreen on MAL penetration and PpIX photoactivation in ex vivo human skin...
November 26, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898458/smoking-status-and-opioid-related-problems-and-concerns-among-men-and-women-on-chronic-opioid-therapy
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Kelly C Young-Wolff, Daniella Klebaner, Constance Weisner, Michael Von Korff, Cynthia I Campbell
OBJECTIVES: Smokers on chronic opioid therapy for non-cancer pain use prescription opioids at higher dosages and are at increased risk for opioid misuse and dependence relative to non-smokers. The current study aims to assess whether smoking is associated with problems and concerns with chronic opioid therapy from the perspective of the patient. METHODS: In a large sample (N=972) of adult patients prescribed opioids for chronic noncancer pain, we examined sex-specific associations between smoking status and patient perceptions of problems and concerns with chronic opioid therapy using regression analyses, adjusting for covariates...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891823/marijuana-use-and-inpatient-outcomes-among-hospitalized-patients-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample-database
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Neomi Vin-Raviv, Tomi Akinyemiju, Qingrui Meng, Swati Sakhuja, Reid Hayward
The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between marijuana use and health outcomes among hospitalized patients, including those hospitalized with a diagnosis of cancer. A total of 387,608 current marijuana users were identified based on ICD-9 codes for marijuana use among hospitalized patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database between 2007 and 2011. Logistic regression analysis was performed to determine the association between marijuana use and heart failure, cardiac disease, stroke, and in-hospital mortality...
November 28, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886163/alghedon-fentanyl-transdermal-system-afts
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Patrizia Romualdi, Patrizia Santi, Sanzio Candeletti
The efficacy of transdermal fentanyl for cancer pain and chronic non-cancer pain (chronic lower back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, neuropathic pain) is well established. Several formulations of fentanyl transdermal systems have been developed to improve the drug delivery and prevent misuse of the active principle. The addition of a rate controlling membrane to the matrix system represented an important advance. The design and functional features of Alghedon patch are compared with other approved generic fentanyl transdermal systems, emphasizing the distinctiveness of Alghedon patch...
November 25, 2016: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882782/lidocaine-5-medicated-plaster-for-localized-neuropathic-pain-in-thoracic-surgical-patients
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Ulderico Freo, Carlo Ori, Francesco Ambrosio
Context Neuropathic pain is a common and distressing symptom in surgical thoracic patients. When it consistently presents with measurable sensory changes in a circumscribed area, neuropathic pain can be diagnosed as a localized neuropathic pain (LNP). Objective The purpose of this study was to report the efficacy of lidocaine 5% medicated plaster (Lido5%P) in the treatment of LNP in surgical thoracic patients. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the records of sixteen, cancer and noncancer, thoracic patients treated with Lido5%P for LNP...
November 24, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879472/can-patient-reported-measurements-of-pain-be-used-to-improve-cancer-pain-management-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Rosalind Adam, Christopher D Burton, Christine M Bond, Marijn de Bruin, Peter Murchie
PURPOSE: Cancer pain is a distressing and complex experience. It is feasible that the systematic collection and feedback of patient-reported outcome measurements (PROMs) relating to pain could enhance cancer pain management. We aimed to conduct a systematic review of interventions in which patient-reported pain data were collected and fed back to patients and/or professionals in order to improve cancer pain control. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL databases were searched for randomised and non-randomised controlled trials in which patient-reported data were collected and fed back with the intention of improving pain management by adult patients or professionals...
November 22, 2016: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873236/association-of-performance-status-and-pain-in-metastatic-bone-pain-management-in-the-spanish-clinical-setting
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Manuel Dómine Gómez, Nieves Díaz Fernández, Blanca Cantos Sánchez de Ibargüen, Luis Zugazabeitia Olabarría, Joaquina Martínez Lozano, Raúl Poza de Celis, Rafael Trujillo Vílchez, Ignacio Peláez Fernández, Jaume Capdevila Castillón, Susana Traseira Lugilde, Emilio Esteban González
INTRODUCTION: Bone metastasis is the most common cause of cancer-related pain, and metastatic bone pain (MBP) is not only severe but also progressive in many patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between pain management and performance status in patients with metastatic bone cancer in the Spanish clinical setting. METHODS: A 3-month follow-up prospective, epidemiologic, multicenter study was conducted in 579 patients to assess the evolution of their performance, the impact of pain control on sleep and functionality, and the degree of pain control according to analgesic treatment...
November 21, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873235/breakthrough-cancer-pain-preliminary-data-of-the-italian-oncologic-pain-multisetting-multicentric-survey-iops-ms
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Sebastiano Mercadante, Paolo Marchetti, Arturo Cuomo, Augusto Caraceni, Rocco Domenico Mediati, Massimo Mammucari, Silvia Natoli, Marzia Lazzari, Mario Dauri, Mario Airoldi, Giuseppe Azzarello, Mauro Bandera, Livio Blasi, Giacomo Cartenì, Bruno Chiurazzi, Benedetta Veruska Pierpaola Costanzo, Daniela Degiovanni, Flavio Fusco, Vittorio Guardamagna, Vincenzo Iaffaioli, Simeone Liguori, Vito Lorusso, Sergio Mameli, Rodolfo Mattioli, Teresita Mazzei, Rita Maria Melotti, Valentino Menardo, Danilo Miotti, Stefano Moroso, Stefano De Santis, Remo Orsetti, Alfonso Papa, Sergio Ricci, Alessandro Fabrizio Sabato, Elvira Scelzi, Michele Sofia, Giuseppe Tonini, Federica Aielli, Alessandro Valle
INTRODUCTION: An ongoing national multicenter survey [Italian Oncologic Pain multiSetting Multicentric Survey (IOPS-MS)] is evaluating the characteristics of breakthrough cancer pain (BTP) in different clinical settings. Preliminary data from the first 1500 cancer patients with BTP enrolled in this study are presented here. METHODS: Thirty-two clinical centers are involved in the survey. A diagnosis of BTP was performed by a standard algorithm. Epidemiological data, Karnofsky index, stage of disease, presence and sites of metastases, ongoing oncologic treatment, and characteristics of background pain and BTP and their treatments were recorded...
November 21, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867563/single-port-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-propensity-matched-comparative-analysis
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Fuqiang Dai, Shenglan Meng, Longyong Mei, Chen Guan, Zheng Ma
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)-assisted lobectomy is widely used to treat non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). There are no reports concerning the comparison between single-port VATS and two-port VATS in treating NSCLC. This study aimed to compare the perioperative and short-term follow-up results between these two methods for treating NSCLC. METHODS: A retrospective surgical evaluation of patients undergoing either single-port VATS or two-port VATS for NSCLC between January 2013 and June 2015 was conducted...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865222/endometrial-tuberculosis-simulating-an-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report
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Silvia Eleonora Di Giovanni, Teresa Margarida Cunha, Ana Luisa Duarte, Ines Alves
Female genital tuberculosis remains a major health problem in developing countries and is an important cause of infertility. As symptoms, laboratory data and physical findings are non-specific, its diagnosis can be difficult. We describe a case of a 39-year-old woman suffering from peri-umbilical pain and increased abdominal size for one year, anorexia, asthenia, weight loss, occasionally dysuria and dyspareunia, and four months amenorrhea. Laboratory data revealed cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) level of 132.3 U/mL, erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 42 mm/h, and gamma-globulins of 2...
June 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862853/lesbian-and-bisexual-women-s-gynaecological-conditions-a-systematic-review-and-exploratory-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
K Robinson, K Y Galloway, S Bewley, C Meads
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the gynaecological health of lesbian and bisexual (LB) women. OBJECTIVES: To examine differences in incidence and/or prevalence of gynaecological conditions in LB compared with heterosexual women. SEARCH STRATEGY: The systematic review protocol was prospectively registered (PROSPERO-CRD42015027091) and searches conducted in seven databases. SELECTION CRITERIA: Comparative studies published 2000-2015, reporting any benign (non-infectious) and/or malignant gynaecological conditions with no language or setting restrictions...
November 15, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837445/predictors-of-fatigue-and-poor-sleep-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-a-report-from-the-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Amanda M Rach, Valerie McLaughlin Crabtree, Tara M Brinkman, Lonnie Zeltzer, Jordan Gilleland Marchak, Deokumar Srivastava, Brooklee Tynes, Jin-Shei Lai, Leslie L Robison, Gregory T Armstrong, Kevin R Krull
PURPOSE: Survivors of pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) are at risk for a number of debilitating late effects. Excessive fatigue and poor sleep quality are primary complaints of HL survivors. Understanding the emotional and physical factors that influence fatigue and sleep quality may provide opportunities for intervention to improve health-related quality of life for HL survivors. METHODS: Data from 751 adult survivors of childhood HL who participated in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) from 2000-2002 were analyzed...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832374/-mechanisms-of-chronification-and-potential-addiction-in-tumor-pain-comparison-with-non-tumor-pain-a-review-of-the-literature
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S Wirz, M Schenk, B Kleinmann, K Kieseritzky
BACKGROUND: Due to advances in oncological therapy options and increasing survival rates, the number of cancer patients with persistant pain, who are in need of analgesic therapy has increased. It has been proven that biopsychosocial mechanisms exist in patients with persistant non-cancer pain leading to chronification. Furthermore, addiction has been identified as a complication of analgesic therapy. OBJECTIVE: Can the multidimensional model of chronic pain enhancement and chronification be used for patients with cancer pain, analogue to patients with non-cancer pain? Can addiction sydromes as a result of analgesic treatment be demonstrated? MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this non-systematic review, a literature search was carried out for somatic and psychosocial chronification mechanisms in patients with cancer pain...
November 10, 2016: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831963/long-term-use-of-opioids-for-non-malignant-pain-among-community-dwelling-persons-with-and-without-alzheimer-s-disease-in-finland-a-nationwide-register-based-study
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Aleksi Hamina, Heidi Taipale, Antti Tanskanen, Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Niina Karttunen, Liisa Pylkkänen, Jari Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen
Persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) commonly present with chronic non-malignant pain, but long-term use of opioids among this population has not been studied previously. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of long-term (≥180 days) use of opioids for non-malignant pain and associated factors among community-dwelling persons with AD and to compare the prevalence to a matched cohort without AD.Medication use and Alzheimer's disease (MEDALZ) cohort was utilized for this study, comprising all community-dwelling persons diagnosed with AD in Finland during 2005-2011 and their matched comparison persons without AD...
November 4, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826454/pregabalin-prescription-for-terminally-ill-cancer-patients-receiving-specialist-palliative-care-in-an-acute-hospital
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Ryo Yajima, Kazuaki Matsumoto, Yuya Ise, Norihito Suzuki, Yuta Yokoyama, Junko Kizu, Shiro Katayama
BACKGROUND: Pregabalin is recommended as an adjuvant analgesic for neuropathic cancer-related pain, and may be taken at all steps of the World Health Organization analgesic ladder. However, unlike opioids, pregabalin treatments are limited to an oral administration route. If patients have oral feeding difficulties, it is not possible to administer any drug as an adjuvant analgesic for neuropathic cancer-related pain. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to clarify the problems of pain control after pregabalin discontinuation in terminally ill cancer patients...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825384/inhibiting-the-proton-pump-mechanisms-benefits-harms-and-questions
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Jeffrey K Aronson
Inhibition of the H(+)/K(+)-adenosine triphosphatase (the proton pump) is the final common mechanistic pathway in reducing gastric acid secretion pharmacologically. Proton pump inhibitors are widely used in upper gastrointestinal diseases, including gastric and duodenal ulcers, eradication of Helicobacter pylori in combination with antibiotics, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, eosinophilic esophagitis, and prevention of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced peptic ulceration...
November 9, 2016: BMC Medicine
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