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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332175/breast-cancer-survivor-s-perspectives-on-the-role-different-providers-play-in-follow-up-care
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J L Tucholka, N Jacobson, N M Steffens, J R Schumacher, A J Tevaarwerk, B Anderson, L G Wilke, C C Greenberg, Heather B Neuman
IMPORTANCE: Significant variation in the number and types of oncologists that provide breast cancer follow-up exists. However, there is limited understanding regarding breast cancer survivors' preferences for who provides their follow-up. Our objective was to explore breast cancer survivors' perspectives on the goals of breast cancer follow-up, the preferred role for primary care providers, and the perceived roles of different types of oncologists during follow-up. METHODS: A convenience sample of stage 0-III breast cancer survivors was identified and in-depth one-on-one interviews conducted...
January 13, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331011/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-of-pakistan
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Muhammad Tariq Jamil, Zehra Dhanani, Qalab Abbas, Humaira Jurair, Farheen Karim Mahar, Anwarul Haque
Background: Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) is a major cause of transfusionrelated morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit setting. There is a paucity of such data from Pakistan. The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence and outcome of TRALI in critically ill children admitted in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of Pakistan. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of all critically ill or injured children who developed TRALI or "possible" TRALI after blood transfusion based on Canadian Conference Consensus criteria in a closed multidisciplinary-cardiothoracic PICU from January 2012 to June 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324209/using-process-improvement-tools-to-improve-the-care-of-patients-with-neutropenic-fever-in-the-emergency-room
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Avantika Dang, Lauren N Gjolaj, Myka Whitman, Gustavo Fernandez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to improve the care of patients with neutropenic fever in an academic acute care hospital's emergency room (ER). METHODS: Using the define, measure, analyze, improve, control method, a two-phase project with three critical to quality metrics (reduction in time to antibiotic administration, increase in percentage of patients with neutropenic fever identified as an oncology emergency, and increase in patients cohorted on oncology units) was completed...
January 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306921/building-a-high-quality-oncology-nursing-workforce-through-lifelong-learning-the-de-souza-model
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Mary Jane Esplen, Jiahui Wong, Esther Green, Joy Richards, Jane Li
AbstractCancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Along with increased new cases, cancer care has become increasingly complex due to advances in diagnostics and treatments, greater survival, and new models of palliative care. Nurses are a critical resource for cancer patients and their families. Their roles and responsibilities are expanding across the cancer care continuum, calling for specialized training and support. Formal education prepares nurses for entry level of practice, however, it does not provide the specialized competencies required for quality care of cancer patients...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297617/recommendations-for-the-treatment-of-children-with-radiotherapy-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-lmic-a-position-paper-from-the-pediatric-radiation-oncology-society-pros-lmic-and-pediatric-oncology-in-developing-countries-podc-working-groups-of-the-international
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Jeannette Parkes, Clayton Hess, Hester Burger, Yavuz Anacak, Verity Ahern, Scott C Howard, Moawia Elhassan, Soha Ahmed, Mithra Ghalibafian, Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi, Bilal Mazhar Qureshi, Mohamed Zaghloul, Eduardo Zubizarreta, Pierre Bey, Alan Davidson, Eric Bouffet, Natia Esiashvili
Pediatric radiotherapy is a critical part of pediatric oncology protocols and the quality of the radiotherapy may determine the future quality of life for long-term survivors. Multidisciplinary team decision making provides the basis for high-quality care. However, delivery of high-quality radiotherapy is dependent on resources. This article provides guidelines for delivery of good quality radiation therapy in resource-limited countries based on rational procurement and maintenance planning, protocol development, three-dimensional planning, quality assurance, and adequate staff numbers and training...
December 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289519/contemporary-patterns-of-multidisciplinary-care-in-patients-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Lauren C Harshman, Abhishek Tripathi, Matthew Kaag, Jason A Efstathiou, Andrea B Apolo, Jean H Hoffman-Censits, Walter M Stadler, Evan Y Yu, Bernard H Bochner, Eila C Skinner, Tracy Downs, Anne E Kiltie, Dean F Bajorin, Khurshid Guru, William U Shipley, Gary D Steinberg, Noah M Hahn, Srikala S Sridhar
BACKGROUND: Multidisciplinary clinics integrate the expertise of several specialties to provide effective treatment to patients. This exposure is especially relevant in the management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), which requires critical input from urology, radiation oncology, and medical oncology, among other supportive specialties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, we sought to catalog the different styles of multidisciplinary care models used in the management of MIBC and to identify barriers to their implementation...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286558/family-history-taking-practices-and-genetic-confidence-in-primary-and-tertiary-care-providers-for-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Claire E Wakefield, Veronica F Quinn, Joanna E Fardell, Christina Signorelli, Katherine M Tucker, Andrea F Patenaude, David Malkin, Thomas Walwyn, Frank Alvaro, Richard J Cohn
BACKGROUND: There is growing impetus for increased genetic screening in childhood cancer survivors. Family history-taking is a critical first step in determining survivors' suitability. However, the family history-taking practices of providers of pediatric oncology survivorship care and the confidence of these providers to discuss cancer risks to relatives are unknown. PROCEDURE: Fifty-four providers completed semistructured interviews in total, which included eight tertiary providers representing nine hospitals across two countries (63% male, 63% oncologists, 37% nurses) and 46 primary care providers (PCPs) nominated by a survivor (59% male, 35% regional practice)...
December 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258386/impact-of-urgent-chemotherapy-in-critically-ill-patients
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Maria Cristina Franca de Oliveira, Juliana Carvalho Ferreira, Antonio Paulo Nassar Junior, Aldo Lourenço Abbade Dettino, Pedro Caruso
OBJECTIVE: Compare the mortality between critically ill patients who received urgent chemotherapy for a cancer-related life-threatening complication with matched patients (controls) who did not received it. DESIGN: Propensity score-matched retrospective study. SETTING: Adult intensive care unit in an oncological hospital. PARTICIPANTS: All adults with solid tumor or hematological malignancies who received at least 1 day of urgent intravenous chemotherapy for a cancer-related life-threatening complication...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249854/incorporating-quality-of-life-metrics-in-interventional-oncology-practice
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David Li, David C Madoff
Interventional radiologists care for a large number of cancer patients with the breadth of palliative intent minimally invasive procedures that we provide. Understanding our meaningful impact on patients' quality of life is essential toward validating our role in the palliation of cancer patients. As such, it is critically important for interventional radiologists to understand common instruments used for the reporting of patient's quality of life measures. Common instruments used to measure pain and quality of life for cancer patients include the numerical rating scale, visual analog scale, brief pain inventory, the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire, and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy...
December 2017: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235419/an-observational-study-of-patient-handover-communications-among-nurses-on-an-oncology-critical-care-unit
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Jennifer L Milesky, Diana-Lyn Baptiste, Brenda K Shelton
Aim/Objectives: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the feasibility and utilization of evidence-based recommendations for nurse-to-nurse shift handover on an oncology critical care unit. BACKGROUND: Breakdown in communication is the most common cause of medical errors in hospitals. DESIGN: Observational study. METHODS: Nurses were provided education that integrated evidence-based recommendations for handover of care...
December 13, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234525/invasive-candida-infection-after-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-surgery-for-gastric-cancer
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Evgeni Brotfain, Gilbert Sebbag, Michael Friger, Boris Kirshtein, Abraham Borer, Leonid Koyfman, Dmitry Frank, Yoav Bichovsky, Jochanan G Peiser, Moti Klein
Upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) surgical procedures are more likely to cause nosocomial Candida peritonitis than lower GIT procedures and they thus constitute an independent risk factor for mortality. Because of the severity of postsurgical fungal infections complications, intensivists and surgeons need to be extremely aware of their clinical importance in critically ill postsurgical intensive care unit (ICU) patients. We analyzed the clinical and microbiological data of 149 oncologic patients who were hospitalized in the ICU at Soroka Medical Center between January 2010 and January 2015 after undergoing upper GIT surgery for gastric cancer...
2017: International Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218886/clingen-cancer-somatic-working-group-standardizing-and-democratizing-access-to-cancer-molecular-diagnostic-data-to-drive-translational-research
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Subha Madhavan, Deborah Ritter, Christine Micheel, Shruti Rao, Angshumoy Roy, Dmitriy Sonkin, Matthew Mccoy, Malachi Griffith, Obi L Griffith, Peter Mcgarvey, Shashikant Kulkarni
A growing number of academic and community clinics are conducting genomic testing to inform treatment decisions for cancer patients (1). In the last 3-5 years, there has been a rapid increase in clinical use of next generation sequencing (NGS) based cancer molecular diagnostic (MolDx) testing (2). The increasing availability and decreasing cost of tumor genomic profiling means that physicians can now make treatment decisions armed with patient-specific genetic information. Accumulating research in the cancer biology field indicates that there is significant potential to improve cancer patient outcomes by effectively leveraging this rich source of genomic data in treatment planning (3)...
2018: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214164/outcome-of-critically-ill-patients-with-testicular-cancer
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Silvio A Ñamendys-Silva, Mireya Barragán-Dessavre, Andoreni R Bautista-Ocampo, Francisco J García-Guillén, Bertha M Córdova-Sánchez, Edgar Constantino-Hérnandez, Paulina Correa-García, Octavio González-Chon, Angel Herrera-Gómez
Purpose: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of critically ill patients with testicular cancer (TC) admitted to an oncological intensive care unit (ICU). Methods: This was a prospective observational study. There were no interventions. Results: During the study period, 1,402 patients with TC were admitted to the Department of Oncology, and 60 patients (4.3%) were admitted to the ICU. The most common histologic type was nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (55/91...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203459/mobile-phone-apps-for-quality-of-life-and-well-being-assessment-in-breast-and-prostate-cancer-patients-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Esther Rincon, Francisco Monteiro-Guerra, Octavio Rivera-Romero, Enrique Dorronzoro-Zubiete, Carlos Luis Sanchez-Bocanegra, Elia Gabarron
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone health apps are increasingly gaining attention in oncological care as potential tools for supporting cancer patients. Although the number of publications and health apps focusing on cancer is increasing, there are still few specifically designed for the most prevalent cancers diagnosed: breast and prostate cancers. There is a need to review the effect of these apps on breast and prostate cancer patients' quality of life (QoL) and well-being. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to review the scientific literature on mobile phone apps targeting breast or prostate cancer patients and involving QoL and well-being (anxiety and depression symptoms) and analyze the clinical and technological characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of these apps, as well as patients' user experience with them...
December 4, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202957/parental-influences-on-sperm-banking-attempts-among-adolescent-males-newly-diagnosed-with-cancer
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James L Klosky, Jessica S Flynn, Vicky Lehmann, Kathryn M Russell, Fang Wang, Robin N Hardin, Jasmine R Eddinger, Hui Zhang, Lauren A-M Schenck, Leslie R Schover
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of parental sociodemographic, communication, and psychological factors on sperm collection attempts among at-risk adolescent males newly diagnosed with cancer. DESIGN: Prospective, single group, observational study design. SETTING: Pediatric oncology centers. PATIENT(S): Parents (N = 144) of 122 newly diagnosed adolescent males at increased risk for infertility secondary to cancer therapy...
December 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196905/oncology-curricula-in-postgraduate-general-dentistry-programs-a-survey-of-residency-program-directors
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Evan B Rosen, Alexander Drew, Joseph M Huryn
Management of patients undergoing treatment for cancer requires a multidisciplinary team including general dentistry providers; however, the relative knowledge and training of general dentists in the management of this patient population are relatively unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess the oncology curricula of postgraduate general dentistry training programs, from the perspective of the program directors, to better understand the opportunities for and/or barriers to dental care for cancer patients...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183778/current-who-guidelines-and-the-critical-role-of-immunohistochemical-markers-in-the-subclassification-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-nsclc-moving-from-targeted-therapy-to-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Lais Osmani, Frederic Askin, Edward Gabrielson, Qing Kay Li
Recent large scale genomic studies from the Clinical Lung Cancer Genome Project have identified different driver gene mutations in the subtypes of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). These findings not only lead to remarkable progress in targeted therapies for lung cancer patients, but also provide fundamental knowledge for the subclassification of NSCLC. More recently, the advancement and clinical application of immunotherapy have reinforced the need for the accurate subclassification of NSCLC. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) updated their guidelines for the subclassification of lung cancers...
November 25, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176465/can-pediatric-risk-of-mortality-score-prism-iii-be-used-effectively-in-initial-evaluation-and-follow-up-of-critically-ill-cancer-patients-admitted-to-pediatric-oncology-intensive-care-unit-poicu-a-prospective-study-in-a-tertiary-cancer-center-in-egypt
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Heba A Sayed, Amany M Ali, Mahmoud M Elzembely
Pediatric Risk of Mortality Score (PRISM III-12) is a physiology-based predictor for risk of mortality. We conducted prospective study from January 1, 2014 to 2015 in pediatric oncology intensive care unit (POICU) at South Egypt Cancer Institute, Egypt to explore the ability of 1st PRISM III-12 to predict the risk of mortality in critically ill cancer patients and the ability of serial PRISM III measured every 72 hours to follow-up the patients' clinical condition during POICU stay. In total, 123 (78 males) children were included...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176086/choosing-to-care-for-children-who-might-die-conversations-with-pediatric-residents
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Amy E Brown
This essay evolved from observations that pediatric resident physicians' experiences with patient deaths might influence their career paths after completing residency training. The author's journey as a physician led her to wonder whether young pediatricians who gravitated toward careers in primary care had qualitatively different experiences with death and dying during their medical training compared to those who chose fields in which they were more likely to confront death and dying on a regular basis, such as pediatric critical care, neonatology, or pediatric oncology...
2017: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166342/important-considerations-for-performing-prepectoral-breast-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Hani Sbitany
Prepectoral breast reconstruction has emerged as an excellent technique for postmastectomy reconstruction, as it allows for full preservation of a patient's pectoralis major muscle and chest wall function. This reduces pain, eliminates animation deformity, and results in high patient satisfaction. Safely performed prepectoral breast reconstruction requires a careful patient selection process before committing to the procedure, taking into account comorbidities, radiation status, and oncologic criteria such as tumor location and breast cancer stage...
December 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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