A cross-sectional survey of pain catastrophising and acupuncture use among breast cancer survivors.
CONCLUSIONS: High levels of pain catastrophising, and specifically the processes of rumination and magnification, were associated with greater acupuncture use. We believe this could have important implications for understanding which population is more likely to seek acupuncture treatment and how this alternative therapy could be better targeted to these patients. PMID: 27177930 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Conditions: Breast Cancer; Acute Pain; Anesthesia Interventions: Procedure: PVB group; Procedure: MTP block group; Procedure: Control Group Sponsor: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Not yet recruiting
Publication date: November 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 44, Issue 11Author(s): Yvette Jaffe, Juan McDonnell, Fawzia Imtiaz-Crosbie, Victor Jaffe
PURPOSE: Arthralgia is common among women with breast cancer on adjuvant aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. Pain is associated with falls in the general population; however, little is known about the relationship between arthralgia and falls among AI users....
Conclusion: Knowledge obtained from this study could be beneficial for better understanding, assessment, and management of symptom clusters in women with BC. It may also help patients to plan ahead for them to seek management of concurrent symptoms to improve their quality of life.
I read with interest the article by Hocker et al.1 I took care of a 45-year-old man several years ago with neurotropic squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (T2N0M0). His brother and paternal uncle had testicular cancer, and his mother had breast cancer. Three months after his initial resection, he developed neuropathic pain of the tongue, and MRI showed tumor recurrence. Two weeks later, he developed classic Miller-Fisher syndrome with mild ophthalmoparesis, ataxia, areflexia, elevated CSF protein, and an elevated anti-Gq1b. He was treated with IV immunoglobulin and did well. Two weeks later, he underwent repeat surge...
Conclusion: Pec II block with ropivacaine delivered under vision reduced analgesic requirement and pain scores significantly.
CONCLUSION: The difference found in the study shows that evaluations on all scales should be done in several periods, using a proper treatment for the changes and individuality of each patient.RESUMO O c âncer de mama é um dos tipos mais comuns de tumores no mundo e o tipo mais comum entre as mulheres. Existem tratamentos severos para o câncer de mama, no entanto, em muitos casos, podem ser acompanhados por complicações sérias para a vida da mulher. OBJETIVO: Avaliar e comparar a percepção da imagem corporal, a qualidade de vida, a sensibilidade e a dor em mulheres com ...
ConclusionsThe combination of hydroxytyrosol, omega-3 fatty acids, and curcumin reduced inflammation as indicated by a reduction in CRP and reduced pain in patients with aromatase-induced musculoskeletal symptoms. Longer studies comparing this combination to other anti-inflammatories in larger groups of patients with clinical outcome endpoints are warranted.
ConclusionATV was able to reduce significantly itching, breast edema, and pain in patients during radiotherapy.