Cognitive Impairment, Depression Affect Oral Cancer Therapy Adherence

Patients with working memory dysfunctions and depression may be more likely to be nonadherent to oral cancer therapies, according to the results of a study presented at ESMO.
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CONCLUSIONS: Despite the implementation of IMRT, survivors of NPC still experience many physical symptoms that affect long-term QoL many years after treatment. Depression, anxiety, and fatigue remain common in long-term survivors and are highly correlated with QoL. PMID: 30191868 [PubMed - in process]
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Conclusions and relevanceThis pilot study highlighted a pattern of reduced quality of life parameters in OCSCC patients at baseline with similar improvements over time compared to the OPSCC cohort. Although different in cancer etiology and treatment plans, HPV+ OPSCC and tobacco-related OCSCC patients both require multidisciplinary cancer care plans that address psychosocial concerns.Level of evidence: 2B
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This article seeks to provide an update on the current knowledge and concepts in cancer pain management with an attempt to provide practical education for use in the emergency room.Recent FindingsPain presents in various ways, manifesting as either nociceptive or neuropathic types. Classification systems such as the DN4 questionnaire and the Zubrod scoring system have been established in an attempt to provide guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of cancer-associated pain and provide a quick and efficient way to evaluate pain in the ER setting and to guide treatment.SummaryThere are many options for pain control in t...
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The objective of our study was to review our experience of PE in terms of surgical characteristics, complications, and overall survival. All patients who had PE surgery between January 1999 and December 2015 were identified. Patients with verified distant metastatic disease were excluded. Patients with advanced pelvic tumors experiencing incapacitating postradiation severe damages were included. The following parameters were recorded: age, sex, indication for surgery, tumor histology, type of exenteration, urinary tract and colon reconstruction methods, operative time, blood transfusion, intensive care unit admissions, len...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Astha Koolwal Kapoor, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2018 24(3):381-383Suicide risk is very high in the patients suffering from advanced cancer. Around 60% of patients with advanced cancer suffer from cancer related pain and this further accentuates the risk of psychiatric disorders as well as suicide. A fifty year old male who was a known case of carcinoma of floor of mouth, post chemotherapy and post radiotherapy came in the outpatient clinic with complains of throat pain which increased on swallowing. On further probing, it was revealed, that he consumed poison in the recent past while being agita...
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We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...
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ConclusionAt this early stage of oral cancer treatment, potential psychosocial interventions should prioritize addressing anxiety and depression to enable patients to develop functional coping strategies later on.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2018Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Eran Ben-Arye, Ilana Doweck, Elad Schiff, Noah SamuelsAbstractContextChemotherapy-induced taste disorder (CITD) is a common adverse effect among patients with cancer, with no effective known treatment.ObjectivesExploring the impact of a patient-tailored complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) treatment program on CITD-related severity.DesignProspective study on patients’ chart.SettingIntegrative oncology program operating within the Clalit Healthcare Oncology Service in northern Israel.PatientsPatients were referred by their oncology healt...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Transition to menopause is associated with an increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, mainly attributed to lipid and glucose metabolism dysregulation, as well as to body fat redistribution, leading to abdominal obesity. Indeed, epidemiological evidence suggests that both early menopause (EM, defined as age at menopause
Source: Current Vascular Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Vasc Pharmacol Source Type: research
ConclusionAt this early stage of oral cancer treatment, potential psychosocial interventions should prioritize addressing anxiety and depression to enable patients to develop functional coping strategies later on.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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