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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428908/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-colon-from-esophageal-cancer
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Natasha Garg, Constance Stoehr, Yan Shi Zhao, Heather Rojas, Chung-Tsen Hsueh
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma represents 4% of all cancers in the United States. Patients with esophageal cancer frequently present with locally advanced disease, and about 40% of patients have evidence of metastatic disease on presentation. Common sites of metastasis include liver, lung and bone. Here, we present a rare case of colonic metastasis from primary esophageal SCC. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Caucasian male with a history of 20-pack-year cigarette smoking received surgery and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced SCC of larynx...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423478/a-qualitative-study-of-community-nurses-decision-making-around-the-anticipatory-prescribing-of-end-of-life-medications
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Ben Bowers, Sarah Redsell
AIMS: To explore community nurses' decision-making processes around the prescribing of anticipatory medications for people who are dying. BACKGROUND: Community nurses frequently initiate the prescribing of anticipatory medications to help control symptoms in those who are dying. However, little is known about their decision-making processes in relation to when they instigate anticipatory prescribing and their discussions with families and General Practitioners. DESIGN: A qualitative interpretive descriptive enquiry...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413678/the-significance-of-multi-line-chemotherapy-for-advanced-gastric-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis
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Meiqin Yuan, Zhong Shi, Zeng Wang, Wangxia Lv, Yunshan Yang, Fangxiao Lu, Yazhen Zhao, Haijun Zhong
Palliative chemotherapy is known to benefit patients with advanced gastric cancer by palliating symptoms and improving survival. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of chemotherapy regimens that are commonly used in patients with advanced or recurrent gastric cancer. Patients with advanced or recurrent gastric cancer who were treated by at least two chemotherapy regimens between May 2006 and July 2014 at Zhejiang Cancer Hospital (Hangzhou, China) were retrospectively investigated...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413658/subcutaneous-metastasis-arising-from-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
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Tsutomu Namikawa, Eri Munekage, Masaya Munekage, Hiromichi Maeda, Tomoaki Yatabe, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Michiya Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Hanazaki
A 59-year-old man was referred to the Kochi Medical School Hospital due to left shoulder pain. Physical examination revealed a nodular, painful mass lesion in the subcutaneous tissue of the right chest wall, with a diameter of ~2 cm. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a large ulcerated tumor in the lower gastric body near the lesser curvature, and biopsy specimens of the gastric and humeral lesions revealed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Abdominal computed tomography revealed multiple low-density lesions in the liver and a well-defined, 2...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405120/fractionated-palliative-pelvic-radiotherapy-as-an-effective-modality-in-the-management-of-recurrent-refractory-epithelial-ovarian-cancers-an-institutional-experience
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Anshuma Bansal, Bhavana Rai, Shikhar Kumar, Vanita Suri, Sushmita Ghoshal
BACKGROUND: The advent of effective chemotherapeutic agents for ovarian carcinoma has made radical abdomino-pelvic radiation redundant. Nevertheless, palliative pelvic radiotherapy still has a role in palliating local symptoms. However, its effect on progression-free survival (PFS) may be debated. AIMS: To study the outcome of fractionated palliative pelvic radiotherapy in relapsed ovarian cancers in terms of symptom control and PFS. METHODS: Twenty-three patients of ovarian cancers, heavily pretreated with chemotherapy and with recurrent or residual pelvic masses, were planned for palliative pelvic radiotherapy to the dose of 46-50 Gy in 23-25 fractions in 4...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381133/randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-home-based-palliative-approach-for-people-with-severe-multiple-sclerosis
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Alessandra Solari, Andrea Giordano, Francesco Patti, Maria Grazia Grasso, Paolo Confalonieri, Lucia Palmisano, Michela Ponzio, Claudia Borreani, Rosalba Rosato, Simone Veronese, Paola Zaratin, Mario Alberto Battaglia
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the efficacy of palliative care in persons with severe multiple sclerosis (MS) is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of a home-based palliative approach (HPA) for adults with severe MS and their carers. METHODS: Adults with severe MS-carer dyads were assigned (2:1 ratio) to either HPA or usual care (UC). At each center, a multi-professional team delivered the 6-month intervention. A blind examiner assessed dyads at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377450/specialist-paediatric-palliative-care-services-what-are-the-benefits
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Sarah Mitchell, Andrew Morris, Karina Bennett, Laiba Sajid, Jeremy Dale
BACKGROUND: The number of children and young people (CYP) living with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions is rising. Paediatric palliative care is a relatively new aspect of healthcare, the delivery of which is variable, with a wide range of healthcare and voluntary sector providers involved. Policy recommendations are for Specialist Paediatric Palliative Care (SPPC) services to be supported by a physician with specialist training. AIM: To examine the research evidence regarding the distinct benefits of SPPC services, with 'Specialist Paediatric Palliative Care' defined as palliative care services supported by a specialist physician...
April 4, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375694/cocktail-without-hangover-in-search-for-the-optimal-chemotherapy-in-the-combined-management-of-non-operable-esophageal-carcinomas
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Bianca So, Loredana G Marcu, Ian Olver, Raghu Gowda, Eva Bezak
BACKGROUND: The worldwide incidence of esophageal cancer has greatly increased over the past few decades making it the sixth deadliest cancer. The disease is often detected in advanced stages when surgery is no longer an option. The standard treatment in these situations is combined chemoradiotherapy, by employing drug cocktails that lead to optimal treatment outcomes both from the perspective of tumor control and normal tissue toxicity. METHODS: The aim of this work was to collate the existing trials and clinical studies reported on non-operable esophageal cancer and to analyze the results based on treatment outcomes after various drug combinations...
April 4, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375661/pain-management-of-malignant-psoas-syndrome-under-epidural-analgesia-during-palliative-radiotherapy
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Takayo Ota, Masaru Makihara, Hiroshi Tsukuda, Ryuji Kajikawa, Masayuki Inamori, Nozomi Miyatake, Noriko Tanaka, Masahiro Tokunaga, Yoshikazu Hasegawa, Takuhito Tada, Masahiro Fukuoka
Malignant psoas syndrome is a rare malignant condition presenting as lumbosacral plexopathy and painful fixed flexion of the hip. Metastasis to the psoas muscle is observed, which damages the nerve bundles in the lumbosacral plexuses. The syndrome presents as refractory lower back pain with several other neurological symptoms. The pain is difficult to control because it is a mixture of nociceptive and neuropathic pain, which indicates that treatment requires a versatile approach. The authors report a case of severe back pain caused by metastasis to the psoas muscle of advanced gastric cancer in a patient who underwent palliative radiotherapy under epidural analgesia...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374656/does-using-the-interrai-palliative-care-instrument-reduce-the-needs-and-symptoms-of-nursing-home-residents-receiving-palliative-care
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Kirsten Hermans, Johanna De Almeida Mello, Nele Spruytte, Joachim Cohen, Chantal Van Audenhove, Anja Declercq
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate whether using the interRAI Palliative Care instrument (the interRAI PC) in nursing homes is associated with reduced needs and symptoms in residents nearing the end of their lives. METHOD: A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest study using the Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS) was conducted to compare the needs and symptoms of residents nearing the end of their lives in the control and intervention nursing homes. Care professionals at the intervention nursing homes filled out the interRAI PC over the course of a year for all residents aged 65 years and older who were nearing the end of their lives...
April 4, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360465/diagnosis-and-management-options-in-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Ramakant Dixit, K C Agarwal, Archana Gokhroo, Chetan B Patil, Manoj Meena, Narender S Shah, Piyush Arora
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) denotes an advanced malignant disease process. Most of the MPE are metastatic involvement of the pleura from primary malignancy at lung, breast, and other body sites apart from lymphomas. The diagnosis of MPE has been traditionally made on cytological examination of pleural fluid and/or histological examination of pleural biopsy tissue that still remains the initial approach in these cases. There has been tremendous advancement in the diagnosis of MPE now a day with techniques i...
March 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348262/rare-progression-of-cholangiocarcinoma-distal-femoral-metastasis
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Sam A MacKenzie, Joaquim Stanislas Olivier Goffin, Conor Rankin, Tom Carter
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a rare cancer of the bile duct epithelial cells, with metastases to long bones rarely reported. We present the case of a woman aged 61 years, diagnosed with CCA 6 years previously. She presented with right thigh discomfort, rapidly progressing to immobility with severe pain. Radiological investigations revealed a lytic lesion in her right distal femur, most likely a metastatic deposit, at high risk of pathological fracture. This was managed with an en bloc resection and implantation of a distal femoral replacement...
March 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339540/interventional-pain-management-for-sacroiliac-tumors-in-the-oncologic-population-a-case-series-and-paradigm-approach
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Nathan Hutson, Joseph C Hung, Vinay Puttanniah, Eric Lis, Ilya Laufer, Amitabh Gulati
Introduction.:  Tumors invading the sacrum and/or ilium often represent incurable metastatic disease, and treatment is targeted toward palliation of symptoms and control of pain. As systemic opioid therapy is frequently inadequate and limited by side effects, a variety of interventional techniques are available to better optimize analgesia. Using six patients as a paradigm for interventional approaches to pain relief, we present a therapeutic algorithm for treating sacroiliac tumor-related pain in the oncologic population...
October 7, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335763/identification-of-drug-combinations-administered-by-continuous-subcutaneous-infusion-that-require-analysis-for-compatibility-and-stability
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Andrew Dickman, Matthew Bickerstaff, Richard Jackson, Jennifer Schneider, Stephen Mason, John Ellershaw
BACKGROUND: A continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI) delivered via syringe pump is a method of drug administration used to maintain symptom control when a patient is no longer able to tolerate oral medication. Several classes of drugs, such as opioids, antiemetics, anticholinergics, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines are routinely administered by CSCI alone or in combinations. Previous studies attempting to identify the most-common CSCI combinations are now several years old and no longer reflect current clinical practice...
March 23, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316762/mesalazine-has-no-effect-on-mucosal-immune-biomarkers-in-patients-with-diarrhea-dominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-referred-to-shariati-hospital-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mohammad Reza Ghadir, Mehri Poradineh, Masoud Sotodeh, Reza Ansari, Shadi Kolahdoozan, Ahmad Hormati, Mohammad Hosein Yousefi, Samaneh Mirzaei, Homayoon Vahedi
BACKGROUND Intestinal mast cells may cause gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with diarrhea-dominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The objective of this study was to determine the effect of mesalazine on the number of lamina propria mast cells and clinical manifestations of patients with diarrhea-dominant IBS referred to Shariati Hospital affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. METHODS This was a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind trial conducted on 49 patients with diarrhea-dominant IBS...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315478/improving-palliative-care-through-teamwork-impactt-in-nursing-homes-study-design-and-baseline-findings
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Helena Temkin-Greener, Susan Ladwig, Zhiqiu Ye, Sally A Norton, Dana B Mukamel
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Institute of Medicine report recommended that healthcare providers caring for individuals with advanced illness have basic palliative care competencies in communication, inter-professional collaboration, and symptom management. Nursing homes, where one in three American decedents live and die, have fallen short of these competency goals. We implemented an intervention study to examine the efficacy of nursing home-based integrated palliative care teams in improving the quality of care processes and outcomes for residents at the end of life...
March 14, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314970/-is-surgical-treatment-ever-indicated-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-if-so-based-on-which-scientific-rationale
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M Burger
BACKGROUND: Metastasis is a common event in renal cell carcinoma. Surgical resection of metastases may be feasible in two scenarios: aiming at palliation, which may be feasible due to reduced radiosensitivity of renal cell cancer, and aiming at prolonging survival, which may be feasible given the rather good prognosis of some patterns of metastasis. OBJECTIVE: This review intends to reflect on current evidence for surgical resection of metastases in both scenarios...
March 17, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306372/standardized-criteria-for-palliative-care-consultation-on-a-solid-tumor-oncology-service-reduces-downstream-health-care-use
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Kerin Adelson, Julia Paris, Jay R Horton, Lorena Hernandez-Tellez, Doran Ricks, R Sean Morrison, Cardinale B Smith
PURPOSE: Hospitalized patients with advanced cancer have a high symptom burden and need for support. Integration of palliative care (PC) improves symptom control and decreases unwanted health care use, yet many patients are never offered these services. In 2016, ASCO called for incorporation of PC into oncologic care for all patients with metastatic cancer. To improve the quality of cancer care, we developed standardized criteria, or triggers, for PC consultation on the inpatient solid tumor service...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287349/book-and-media-reviews
#19
Roger Woodruff
Editor's Note The journal is delighted to continue a collaboration with the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) in publication of book reviews relevant to symptom control in advanced disease. These reviews are adapted from the work of Roger Woodruff, MD, FRACP, FAChPM, an internationally recognized oncologist and palliative care specialist physician from Australia. Dr. Woodruff's reviews appear concurrently or did so previously in the IAHPC Newsletter, which is accessible through the IAHPC Web site: http://hospicecare...
March 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277698/does-educating-patients-about-the-early-palliative-care-study-increase-preferences-for-outpatient-palliative-cancer-care-findings-from-project-empower
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Michael Hoerger, Laura M Perry, Robert Gramling, Ronald M Epstein, Paul R Duberstein
OBJECTIVES: Randomized controlled trials, especially the Early Palliative Care Study (Temel et al., 2010), have shown that early outpatient palliative cancer care can improve quality of life for patients with advanced cancer or serious symptoms. However, fear and misconceptions drive avoidance of palliative care. Drawing from an empowerment perspective, we examined whether educating patients about evidence from the Early Palliative Care Study would increase preferences for palliative care...
March 9, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
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