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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931098/-differential-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-nausea-and-vomiting-associated-with-cancer-or-its-treatment
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Csaba Simkó
Nausea and vomiting are frequent and fearful issues both of cancer itself and its treatment, resulting in reduced quality of life, hospitalization and unnecessary medical investigations. Unconventionally, the author discusses the treatment-related and non-treatment-related complaints together, so as to give an integrated approach to this problem. Different types of nausea/vomiting and important causes are explained by discussion of the pathophysiology and clinical symptoms. Different classes of antiemetics are detailed, emphasizing the evolving role of olanzapine in the treatment of both the acute and delayed type of chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting...
September 20, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926858/-psychometric-properties-of-the-german-version-of-the-sibling-perception-questionnaire-spq
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Ines Baumann, Mandy Niemitz, Lutz Goldbeck
The Sibling Perception Questionnaire (SPQ) measures the impact a cancer disease of a child has on a sibling's interpersonal relations in the family, communication, intrapersonal perceptions and fear of the disease. Aim of this study was the psychometric evaluation of the German version of the SPQ. For this purpose, data of 216 healthy siblings including 164 self-reports and 212 parent reports were gathered. For further analyses the 4 subscales "interpersonal difficulties", "intrapersonal difficulties", "open communication" and "fear of the disease" with overall 23 items were evaluated...
September 19, 2017: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924677/fear-of-progression-in-cancer-patients-and-survivors
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Andreas Dinkel, Peter Herschbach
Fear of progression (or fear of recurrence) is an appropriate, adequate response to the real threat of cancer. However, elevated levels of fear of progression can become dysfunctional, affecting well-being, quality of life, and social functioning. Research has shown that fear of progression is one of the most frequent distress symptoms of patients with cancer. As a clear consensus concerning clinically relevant states of fear of progression is still lacking, it is difficult to provide a valid estimate of the rate of cancer patients who clearly suffer from fear of progression...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915810/does-one-workshop-on-respecting-cultural-differences-increase-health-professionals-confidence-to-improve-the-care-of-australian-aboriginal-patients-with-cancer-an-evaluation
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Angela Durey, Georgia Halkett, Melissa Berg, Leanne Lester, Marion Kickett
BACKGROUND: Aboriginal Australians have worse cancer survival rates than other Australians. Reasons include fear of a cancer diagnosis, reluctance to attend mainstream health services and discrimination from health professionals. Offering health professionals education in care focusing on Aboriginal patients' needs is important. The aim of this paper was to evaluate whether participating in a workshop improved the confidence of radiation oncology health professionals in their knowledge, communication and ability to offer culturally safe healthcare to Aboriginal Australians with cancer...
September 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903742/can-you-un-ring-the-bell-a-qualitative-study-of-how-affect-influences-cancer-screening-decisions
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S Michelle Driedger, Gary Annable, Melissa Brouwers, Donna Turner, Ryan Maier
BACKGROUND: The belief that early detection is the best protection against cancer underlies cancer screening. Emerging research now suggests harms associated with early detection may sometimes outweigh the benefits. Governments, cancer agencies, and organizations that publish screening guidelines have found it is difficult to "un-ring the bell" on the message that "early detection is your best protection" because of its widespread communication and enduring resonance. This study explores affective factors-and their interplay with relevant analytical factors-in public/laypersons' decision making about cancer screening...
September 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900788/take-care-of-your-neighborhood
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Elmer E Huerta, Patricia Weeks-Coulthurst, Courtney Williams, Sandra M Swain
PURPOSE: Urban women in certain Washington, DC neighborhoods present with advanced breast cancer at high rates despite access to health insurance and health care. METHODS: Through a two-phase intervention, community health workers (CHWs) educated and surveyed individuals regarding healthcare utilization and breast health and cancer awareness. In phase I, CHWs educated and administered a survey to 1092 women, of whom 95.1% had health insurance, in an attempt to explain the high rate of advanced breast cancer despite having health insurance...
September 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894513/diagnostic-methods-risk-factors-prevention-and-management-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-past-present-and-future-directions
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Hoda E Sayegh, Maria S Asdourian, Meyha N Swaroop, Cheryl L Brunelle, Melissa N Skolny, Laura Salama, Alphonse G Taghian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a chronic, adverse, and much feared complication of breast cancer treatment, which affects approximately 20% of patients following breast cancer treatment. BCRL has a tremendous impact on breast cancer survivors, including physical impairments and significant psychological consequences. The intent of this review is to discuss recent studies and analyses regarding the risk factors, diagnosis, prevention through early screening and intervention, and management of BCRL...
June 2017: Current Breast Cancer Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893225/perspectives-of-aboriginal-women-on-participation-in-mammographic-screening-a-step-towards-improving-services
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Leanne Pilkington, Margaret M Haigh, Angela Durey, Judith M Katzenellenbogen, Sandra C Thompson
BACKGROUND: Early detection of breast cancer using screening mammography provides an opportunity for treatment which can lead to significantly improved outcomes. Despite considerable efforts having been made, the rate at which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (hereafter respectfully referred to as Aboriginal) women in Western Australia participate in BreastScreen WA's screening mammogram program remains below that for the overall female population of Western Australia. This study aimed to examine perspectives on breast screening amongst Aboriginal women in Western Australia...
September 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885493/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-posttransplant-hepatic-artery-and-biliary-complications-in-patients-treated-with-transarterial-chemoembolization-before-liver-transplantation
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Dimitri Sneiders, Thymen Houwen, Liset H M Pengel, Wojciech G Polak, Frank J M F Dor, Hermien Hartog
BACKGROUND: Hepatic artery complications are feared complications after liver transplantation and may compromise the biliary tract, graft and patient survival. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare risk of hepatic artery and biliary complications after liver transplantation in patients who underwent neoadjuvant transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) vs. no TACE. METHODS: Comprehensive searches were performed in Embase, MEDLINE OvidSP, Web of Science, Google Scholar and Cochrane databases to identify studies concerning hepatocellular cancer patients undergoing preliver transplantation TACE...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883770/frequency-of-depression-and-its-correlation-with-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-oral-cavity-cancer
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Senada Dzebo, Jasmina Mahmutovic, Hasiba Erkocevic, Faris Foco
INTRODUCTION: the effects of malignant tumors of oral cavity may be reflected through mental, physical, social and emotional well-being and quality of life of patients. Those suffering from malignancies show a large degree of psychological problems (fear, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, phobias) both at the time of diagnosis and during the treatment. AIM: to determine a level of depression in patients with oral cavity cancer and to link quality of life and level of depression of patients with oral cavity cancer...
June 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875275/decision-making-for-the-management-of-cystic-lesions-of-the-pancreas-how-satisfied-are-patients-with-surgery
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Priya M Puri, Ammara A Watkins, Tara S Kent, Laura Maggino, Jenna Gates Jeganathan, Mark P Callery, Jeffrey A Drebin, Charles M Vollmer
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to understand patients' perspectives and satisfaction with choosing surgery for the treatment of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). METHODS: A 62-question survey was administered to 113 patients who had a resection for a PCL by 12 surgeons at two pancreatic specialty centers (2004-2016). Patients' final diagnoses and perioperative outcomes were correlated to the survey's results using univariate analysis. RESULTS: Fear of cancer was quite or extremely important in most respondents' decision to have surgery (95...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874092/anxiety-and-fear-of-recurrence-despite-a-good-prognosis-an-interview-study-with-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-patients
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Christel Hedman, Peter Strang, Therese Djärv, Ida Widberg, Catharina Ihre Lundgren
BACKGROUND: Despite a good prognosis, fear of recurrence is prevalent even several years after a diagnosis of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). For this reason, our aim was to make an in-depth exploration of anxiety, sources of anxiety, and protective strategies. METHODS: In order to capture a broad description of the phenomenon, a purposeful, maximum variation sampling strategy regarding age, gender, stage of disease, educational level and time since diagnosis was used...
September 6, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870441/influences-on-decision-making-for-young-women-undergoing-bilateral-prophylactic-mastectomy
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Rachael Glassey, Moira O'Connor, Angela Ives, Christobel Saunders, Sarah J Hardcastle
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the influences on decision-making of younger women (<35) undergoing or considering bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (BPM). METHODS: Qualitative interviews guided by interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) were conducted with forty-six women who had a strong family history of breast cancer (BC) who had either undergone (n=26) or were considering (n=20) BPM. Participants were recruited from Australia and New Zealand (NZ) via hospitals, a genetics clinic, a research cohort, a registry and online...
August 24, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866956/youth-experiences-in-accessing-sexual-healthcare-services-in-vietnam
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Anh Hoang, Chinh Quoc Nguyen, Cong Dinh Duong
Poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes among youth are reflective of the many barriers members of this group face in accessing health services. This study provides an in-depth account of the unique challenges that young people face in accessing sexual healthcare services in Vietnam. We surveyed 130 men and women aged 18-24 years at two major reproductive health sites in Ho Chi Minh City. We identified and explored seven domains: health insurance status, modern contraception use, HIV/STI testing, cervical cancer screening, unintended pregnancy, reproductive coercion and the patient-provider relationship...
September 4, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860849/cancer-pain-management-in-china-current-status-and-practice-implications-based-on-the-acheon-survey
#15
Zhongjun Xia
PURPOSE: Cancer pain can seriously impact the quality of life (QoL) of patients, and optimal management practices are therefore of paramount importance. The ACHEON survey queried physicians and patients from 10 Asian countries/regions to assess current clinical practices in cancer pain management in Asia. This study presents the data obtained for cancer pain management in mainland China, with an emphasis on practices related to opioid drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In several tertiary hospitals across China, 250 patients experiencing cancer pain and 100 physicians were surveyed on questions designed to assess current cancer pain management practices and cancer pain impact on QoL...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854964/perceptions-of-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-of-adolescent-schoolgirls-in-western-uganda-and-their-implications-for-acceptability-of-hpv-vaccination-a-qualitative-study
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Andrew Kampikaho Turiho, Elialilia Sarikieli Okello, Wilson Winstons Muhwezi, Anne Ruhweza Katahoire
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been perceived in diverse ways some of which encourage its uptake while others could potentially deter its acceptability. This study explored community member's perceptions about HPV vaccination in Ibanda district and the implications of the perceptions for acceptability of HPV vaccination. The study was conducted following initial vaccination of adolescent schoolgirls in the district between 2008 and 2011. METHODS: This qualitative study employed focus group discussions (FGDs) and key informant interviews (KIIs)...
August 30, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846876/inhalation-delivery-of-complex-drugs-the-next-steps
#17
REVIEW
Wilbur de Kruijf, Carsten Ehrhardt
Oral inhalation offers the opportunity of targeting drugs locally to different regions of the respiratory tract or alternatively, using the high surface area of the alveoli for systemic delivery. Pulmozyme and the inhaled insulins (i.e. Exubera and Afrezza) are examples of the scope of pulmonary drug delivery of biopharmaceuticals-albeit with strikingly different commercial success. Particularly, the failure of Exubera and the subsequent overreactions (e.g. the unsubstantiated lung cancer fear), lastingly stunned the field of systemically inhaled protein and peptide drugs...
August 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845095/school-aged-children-s-experiences-7-and-13-months-following-a-sibling-s-death
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Dorothy Brooten, JoAnne M Youngblut
This study described 6-year to 12-year-old children's responses 7 and 13 months after siblings' NICU/PICU/ED death. Using semi-structured interviews, at 7 months, children were asked about events around their sibling's death. At both 7 and 13 months, children were asked about their thoughts and feelings about the deceased, concerns or fears, and life changes since the death. Thirty one children (58% female), recruited from four South Florida hospitals and Florida obituaries, participated. Children's mean age was 8...
April 2017: Journal of Child and Family Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843410/health-system-barriers-and-enablers-to-early-access-to-breast-cancer-screening-detection-and-diagnosis-a-global-analysis-applied-to-the-mena-region
#19
REVIEW
D Bowser, H Marqusee, M El Koussa, R Atun
OBJECTIVES: To identify barriers and enablers that impact access to early screening, detection, and diagnosis of breast cancer both globally and more specifically in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (with a specific focus on Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates [UAE], and Kuwait) with a specific focus on the health system. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review of literature. METHODS: We conducted a systematic reviewing using the PRISMA methodology...
August 24, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843255/development-of-a-colorectal-cancer-screening-intervention-for-iranian-adults-appling-intervention-mapping
#20
Fereshteh Besharati, Akram Karimi-Shahanjarini, Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Hazavehei, Saeid Bashirian, Fahimeh Bagheri, Javad Faradmal
Background: While the incidence rate of the colorectal cancer (CRC) has been increasing over the last three decades in Iran, very limited interventions to increase CRC screening have been developed for Iranian population. The purpose of this study was to describe the use of Intervention Mapping (IM) for applying theory and evidence and considering local contexts to develop a CRC screening program among adults in Iran. Materials and Methods: From April 2014 to July 2016 following the IM process, six steps were formulated and implemented...
August 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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