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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437208/considerations-for-quality-improvement-in-radiation-oncology-therapy-for-patients-with-uncomplicated-painful-bone-metastases
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Anne M Walling, Phillip J Beron, Tania Kaprealian, Patrick A Kupelian, Neil S Wenger, Susan A McCloskey, Christopher R King, Michael Steinberg
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing need for evidence-based efficiency in providing a growing amount of cancer care. One example of a quality gap is the use of multiple-fraction palliative radiation for patients with advanced cancer who have uncomplicated bone metastases; evidence suggests similar pain outcomes for treatment regimens with a lower burden of treatments. METHODS: During the first phase of quality improvement work, we used RAND/UCLA appropriateness methodology to understand how radiation oncologists at one academic medical center rate the appropriateness of different treatment regimens for painful uncomplicated bone metastases...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436999/clinical-practice-guidelines-on-the-evidence-based-use-of-integrative-therapies-during-and-after-breast-cancer-treatment
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Heather Greenlee, Melissa J DuPont-Reyes, Lynda G Balneaves, Linda E Carlson, Misha R Cohen, Gary Deng, Jillian A Johnson, Matthew Mumber, Dugald Seely, Suzanna M Zick, Lindsay M Boyce, Debu Tripathy
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Patients with breast cancer commonly use complementary and integrative therapies as supportive care during cancer treatment and to manage treatment-related side effects. However, evidence supporting the use of such therapies in the oncology setting is limited. This report provides updated clinical practice guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology on the use of integrative therapies for specific clinical indications during and after breast cancer treatment, including anxiety/stress, depression/mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life/physical functioning, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep disturbance...
April 24, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436378/outcomes-of-corpectomy-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer
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Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: The objective of surgical management of spinal metastases is to reduce pain and improve the patient's quality of life. The operation should restore spinal stability and decompress neural structures. One surgical technique is corpectomy followed by vertebral body reconstruction and stabilisation of the spine. The procedure may be performed in patients in overall good health and a good survival prognosis. The aim of this paper is to present the outcomes of surgical management of spinal metastases in patients who underwent corpectomy followed by vertebral body reconstruction and stabilisation of the spine...
January 26, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431079/precision-pain-medicine-can-we-deliver-targeted-pain-therapies-for-the-oncologic-patient-in-the-21st-century
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Amitabh Gulati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427740/a-study-of-the-incidence-and-management-of-admissions-for-cancer-related-symptoms-in-a-district-general-hospital-the-potential-role-of-an-acute-oncology-service
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C M Bruce, J Smith, A Price
AIMS: The non-specialist management of cancer patients is becoming increasingly complex. Acute oncology services (AOS), aiming to provide rapid access to specialist advice, have been shown to improve patient experience and reduce length of inpatient stay. The present study aimed to inform service provision in a district general hospital (DGH) by investigating cancer patients, not on active anti-cancer treatment, where the disease itself precipitated admission. This is a vulnerable group who are potentially disenfranchised of focused oncological input due to having less robust care pathways established to date...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414677/a-rare-case-of-tropical-pyomysitis-acquired-on-vacation-in-a-healthy-male
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K Poole, T Tran
INTRODUCTION: Pyomyositis has traditionally been considered a tropical disease. Increasing prevalence has been observed in more northern climates, especially with HIV, immunosuppression, and IV drug abuse as predisposing factors. Pyomyositis has the tendency to mimic other conditions, such as muscle contusion, necrotizing fasciitis, or septic arthritis. The rarity of this disease and non-specificity of its symptoms often lead to delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment. CASE: 24-year-old man, seen 2 days prior in orthopedics clinic and the Emergency Department for persistent gluteal pain thought to be due to right-sided sciatica, was admitted following worsening pain, diffuse generalized weakness with polyarthralgias and myalgias These symptoms were associated with night sweats, shaking chills, and difficulty walking...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413674/spontaneous-tumor-lysis-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Naomi Serling-Boyd, Zoe Quandt, Nazima Allaudeen
Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a life-threatening oncological emergency, with most cases occurring in hematological malignancies following the initiation of treatment. However, on rare occasions, TLS may occur in solid tumors as well. In the present case study, the case is reported of a 56-year-old African-American man who presented with a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer, abdominal pain, elevated transaminases, renal insufficiency, hyperkalemia, and hyperuricemia, consistent with spontaneous TLS in the setting of metastatic prostate cancer...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401138/prevalence-of-symptoms-at-the-end-of-life-in-an-acute-care-hospital-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Daniel Kobewka, Paul Ronksley, Dan McIsaac, Sunita Mulpuru, Alan Forster
BACKGROUND: There is currently debate over the benefits and harms of physician-assisted death. One of the factors influencing this debate is concern about symptoms in the days before death. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency of symptoms before death and determine patient characteristics associated with these symptoms. METHODS: We reviewed the medical record of every patient who died at a multisite academic teaching hospital over a 3-month period...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399840/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-morbidity-and-functional-outcome-of-endoscopic-transanal-proctectomy-versus-laparoscopic-proctectomy-for-low-lying-rectal-cancer-etap-greccar-11-trial-rationale-and-design
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Bernard Lelong, Cécile de Chaisemartin, Helene Meillat, Sandra Cournier, Jean Marie Boher, Dominique Genre, Mehdi Karoui, Jean Jacques Tuech, Jean Robert Delpero
BACKGROUND: Total mesorectal excision is the standard surgical treatment for mid- and low-rectal cancer. Laparoscopy represents a clear leap forward in the management of rectal cancer patients, offering significant improvements in post-operative measures such as pain, first bowel movement, and hospital length of stay. However, there are still some limits to its applications, especially in difficult cases. Such cases may entail either conversion to an open procedure or positive resection margins...
April 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397105/detecting-asymptomatic-recurrence-after-radical-cystectomy-contributes-to-better-prognosis-in-patients-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Ayumu Kusaka, Shingo Hatakeyama, Shogo Hosogoe, Itsuto Hamano, Hiromichi Iwamura, Naoki Fujita, Ken Fukushi, Takuma Narita, Hayato Yamamoto, Yuki Tobisawa, Tohru Yoneyama, Takahiro Yoneyama, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Takuya Koie, Hiroyuki Ito, Kazuaki Yoshikawa, Toshiaki Kawaguchi, Chikara Ohyama
The prognostic benefit of oncological follow-up to detect asymptomatic recurrence after radical cystectomy (RC) remains unclear. We aimed to assess whether routine follow-up to detect asymptomatic recurrence after RC improves patient survival. We retrospectively analyzed 581 RC cases for muscle-invasive bladder cancer at four hospitals between May 1996 and February 2017. All patients had regular follow-up examinations with urine cytology, blood biochemical tests, and computed tomography after RC. We investigated the first site and date of tumor recurrence...
May 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393991/-quality-of-life-in-chilean-breast-cancer-survivors
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M Elisa Irarrázaval, Pascale Kleinman, Fernando Silva R, Loreto Fernández González, Camilo Torres, Marcela Fritis, Carolina Barriga, Herman Waintrub
BACKGROUND: Quality of Life (QOL) assessment may evaluate the impact of diseases and their treatment on the overall well-being of patients. AIM: To assess QOL in Chilean breast cancer survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety one female breast cancer patients aged 60 ± 10 years, who finished their oncologic treatment at least a year prior to the assessment, who were disease free and in medical follow-up were included in the study. They completed the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) QLQ-C30 core questionnaire and the breast cancer module QLQ-BR23...
December 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393711/emerging-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-cancer-pain-a-review-of-patent-literature-in-2014
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R N Brooke Anderson, Samuel Lee, Alaa Abd-Elsayed
BACKGROUND: Pain in oncology patients may be related to underlying disease process, as well as a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation. More than half of all patients with a diagnosis of cancer experience pain, which is often poorly controlled. As such, the treatment of pain in oncology patients demonstrates a significant need to develop new treatment options. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes 35 patents on the treatment of pain among cancer patients. METHOD: A thorough literature review of all patents filed in 2014 was conducted using PubMed and http://ep...
April 6, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393339/-the-status-change-and-health-issues-of-inpatients-sixth-vital-sign-in-a-medical-center
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Li-Ying Lin, Ya-Hui Huang, Chung-Lung Hung, Ya-Mei Chen, Ching-Ju Kuo, Yan-Chiou Ku
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized patients generally have elevated levels of emotional distress. Gaining a better under-standing of the problem of emotional distress among hospitalized patients is conducive to providing appropriate emotional care and promoting their recovery. PURPOSE: To analyze the scores for the "sixth vital sign" (i.e., emotional distress), diversification, and the health-related problems of hospitalized patients at a medical center in Taiwan. The results may offer an important reference for providing effective emotional care to hospitalized patients...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381921/clinical-interventional-oncology-symposium-and-integrative-healthcare-symposium
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Walter Alexander
We focus on liver-directed cancer therapy and the role of yittrium-90, as well as one clinician's controversial position against routine use of opioids for chronic pain.
April 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378237/successful-ablation-of-lymph-nodes-using-irreversible-electroporation-ire-in-a-porcine-survival-model
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Stefan Fritz, Christof M Sommer, Thomas Longerich, Clemens Kuhn-Neureuther, Boris Radeleff, Jens Werner, Thilo Hackert
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE), a nonthermal injury ablation technique, has been shown to be effective and safe in various organs, such as in the kidney, liver, prostate, or in pancreas. In contrast to radiofrequency or microwave ablation, IRE is also effective in the neighborhood of major vessels. Many human cancers reveal lymphatic spread. The present study aimed to evaluate technical feasibility and safety of IRE in lymphatic tissue. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing successful IRE of lymph nodes in a standardized porcine survival model...
April 4, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373756/attitudes-towards-pain-management-in-hospitalized-cancer-patients-and-their-influencing-factors
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Fangli Lou, Shaomei Shang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate patients' attitudes towards cancer pain management and analyze the factors influencing these attitudes. METHODS: The self-developed Demographic and Disease-Related Information Questionnaires, Pain Management Barriers Questionnaire-Taiwan form (BQT), and Pain Knowledge Questionnaire were administered to 363 pairs of hospitalized cancer patients and their caregivers from the oncology departments of 7 hospitals in Beijing, China. RESULTS: The average patient score for attitudes towards pain management was 2...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373469/nab-paclitaxel-and-gemcitabine-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-the-one-year-experience-of-the-national-cancer-institute-of-naples
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Alessandro Ottaiano, Monica Capozzi, Chiara DE Divitiis, Claudia VON Arx, Elena DI Girolamo, Guglielmo Nasti, Ernesta Cavalcanti, Fabiana Tatangelo, Giovanni Romano, Antonio Avallone, Salvatore Tafuto
BACKGROUND: Pancreas adenocarcinoma is the sixth cause of cancer-related death worldwide with an increasing mortality in the Western countries. Recently, the association between nab-paclitaxel (nab-P) and gemcitabine (GEM) has significantly improved progression-free and overall survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients affected by metastatic pancreas adenocarcinoma were treated at the Department of Abdominal Oncology of the National Cancer Institute of Naples from July 2015 to July 2016 with nab-P at 125 mg per square meter of body-surface area followed by GEM at 1,000 mg per square meter on days 1, 8 and 15 every 4 weeks...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373464/effects-of-lidocaine-on-ht-29-and-sw480-colon-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Anika C Bundscherer, Manuela Malsy, Diane I Bitzinger, Christoph H R Wiese, Michael A Gruber, Bernhard M Graf
BACKGROUND: Evidence is growing that the risk of cancer dissemination may be enhanced during the perioperative period. Whether particular anesthetic techniques influence oncological outcome is still under discussion. For pain management, lidocaine can be administered perioperatively by intravenous, intraperitoneal or epidural infusion. Here we investigated the effect of lidocaine on colon carcinoma cell lines (HT-29 and SW480) in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ELISA BrdU (Roche) for cell proliferation and FITC Annexin V detection kit (BD Pharming) for apoptosis analysis were applied...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373007/avelumab-for-metastatic-or-locally-advanced-previously-treated-solid-tumours-javelin-solid-tumor-a-phase-1a-multicohort-dose-escalation-trial
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Christopher R Heery, Geraldine O'Sullivan-Coyne, Ravi A Madan, Lisa Cordes, Arun Rajan, Myrna Rauckhorst, Elizabeth Lamping, Israel Oyelakin, Jennifer L Marté, Lauren M Lepone, Renee N Donahue, Italia Grenga, Jean-Marie Cuillerot, Berend Neuteboom, Anja von Heydebreck, Kevin Chin, Jeffrey Schlom, James L Gulley
BACKGROUND: Avelumab (MSB0010718C) is a human IgG1 monoclonal antibody that binds to PD-L1, inhibiting its binding to PD-1, which inactivates T cells. We aimed to establish the safety and pharmacokinetics of avelumab in patients with solid tumours while assessing biological correlatives for future development. METHODS: This open-label, single-centre, phase 1a, dose-escalation trial (part of the JAVELIN Solid Tumor trial) assessed four doses of avelumab (1 mg/kg, 3 mg/kg, 10 mg/kg, and 20 mg/kg), with dose-level cohort expansions to provide additional safety, pharmacokinetics, and target occupancy data...
March 31, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371635/axillary-skin-metastasis-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-case-report
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Cristinel D Badiu, Alexandru Aungurenci, Cristina A Manea, Radu Tomosoiu, Narcis Chirca, Gabriela Rahnea-Nita, Liliana Andronache, Valentin T Grigorean, Victor L Madan
INTRODUCTION: Metastatic diseases are seen in approximately 25% of all cases with renal cell carcinoma and sometimes they can appear in unusual sites. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 35-year old patient with a painful left axillary mass which causes the functional impairment of the left arm. The axillary mass appeared 2 years after the nephrectomy performed for a left renal cell carcinoma. Numerous metastases have been identified through CT scans during the postoperative evolution of the disease for which the patient underwent adjuvant therapy with tyrosine-kinase inhibitors...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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