Music therapy improves the mood of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cells transplantation (controlled randomized study)

AbstractPurposeThe allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is a therapeutic medical treatment for various neoplastic hematologic, congenital, genetic, or acquired disorders. In this procedure which combines high-dose chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy and has a high degree of cytotoxicity, the patient experiences solitary confinement, which causes psychological distress, pain, anxiety, mood disorders and can lead him/her to depression. Music therapy was applied with the purpose of decreasing this social confinement. This is a randomized controlled trial.MethodPatients (n = 100) were selected randomly. Patients (n = 50) were selected for the Experimental Music Therapy Group (EMG) andn = 50 for the control group (CG) who received the standard treatment. The intervention of live music was applied using music therapy techniques. Assessment and quantification were made using the visual analog scale (VAS). The dependent variables were pain, anxiety, and mood of patients.ResultsThe Mann-Whitney test (p 
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Source: The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
You're reading Hypnosis – what’s fact and what’s fiction?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Hypnosis is a technique that is both widely used and controversial. Many see it as a form of stage entertainment. True hypnosis, however, is very different and has valuable medical and therapeutic benefits, providing effective treatment to a variety of ailments - from anxiety and depression to chronic pain. To help you gain a deeper understanding of hypnosis, let’s look at how it works and unp...
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Abstract IntroductionCancer-related drowsiness (CRD) is a distressing symptom in advanced cancer patients (ACP). The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and factors associated with severity of CRD. We also evaluated the screening performance of Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale-drowsiness (ESAS-D) item against the Epworth Sedation Scale (ESS). METHOD: We prospectively assessed 180 consecutive ACP at a tertiary cancer hospital. Patients were surveyed using ESAS, ESS, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Insomnia Severity Index, and Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale.ResultNinety of 150 evaluable patients had...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine, within the first year post-head and neck cancer (HNC) diagnosis, the contribution of past and current DSM psychiatric diagnoses (i.e., substance use disorder, major depressive disorder, and anxiety disorder) to extent of opioid prescriptions.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Background: As long-term survival rates for multiple myeloma (MM) improve, and patients receive more prolonged courses of treatment, individuals living with MM experience cumulative physical symptom burden and psychosocial distress. However, the relationship between physical and psychosocial symptoms in MM remains poorly understood. Sleep disturbance is a common symptom in MM, and has been linked to both physical symptoms and psychological issues, including fatigue, mood disturbance, and decreased physical function. We test our hypothesis that the interaction between physical and psychosocial health is associated with slee...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 904. Outcomes Research-Malignant Conditions: Poster III Source Type: research
Conclusions:Many cancer patients visiting the cancer center had high pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression, problems with usual activities and mobility problems. Younger patients (31-50 years) had more distress and depression (ET). African Americans reported more problems with mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression (EQ5D). Those with self-care problems were at risk to require help with tablet-based surveys.DisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
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Conclusion: Survivors of CML have a generally favorable outcome. However late relapses may occur (14% in our series) often requiring a change in treatment. This underscores the need to continued monitoring beyond 5 years. Co-morbidities and second malignancies may also occur in many patients, underscoring the need for a holistic follow-up of these patients.DisclosuresBose: Celgene Corporation: Honoraria, Research Funding; Incyte Corporation: Honoraria, Research Funding; Blueprint Medicines Corporation: Research Funding; Constellation Pharmaceuticals: Research Funding; Astellas Pharmaceuticals: Research Funding; Pfizer, Inc...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 632. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Therapy Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: SexologiesAuthor(s): I. Berrahal, A. Maamri, B. Ayadi, Y. El Kissi, M. HaddadRésuméIntroductionLe recours aux antalgiques opioïdes au long cours peut contribuer à l’apparition de dysfonctions sexuelles (DS) féminines. Ainsi, nous avons mené une étude afin de déterminer l’impact des antalgiques opioïdes sur la sexualité féminine.MéthodesIl s’agissait d’une étude de type cas-témoin, auprès de 36 femmes, âgées entre 18 et ...
Source: Sexologies - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
Symptoms are reported to co-occur during treatment for breast cancer. We previously identified 3 patterns of fatigue and 2 patterns of disturbed sleep, depressed mood, and anxiety in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer using a Latent Growth Mixture Model.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Orvosi Hetilap - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Orv Hetil Source Type: research
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