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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]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research

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Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: brainless cancer bonds falls klutziness more pain Source Type: blogs
SummaryLapatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor used for the treatment of breast cancer. Paracetamol is an analgesic commonly applied to patients with mild or moderate pain and fever. Cancer patients are polymedicated, which involves high risk of drug interactions during therapy. The aim of the study was to assess the interaction between lapatinib and paracetamol in rats. The rats were divided into three groups of eight animals in each. One group received lapatinib + paracetamol (IL  + PA), another group received lapatinib (IIL), whereas the last group received paracetamol (IIIPA). A single dose of lapatinib ...
Source: Investigational New Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractBackground and purposeWe investigated the acute toxicity of accelerated partial breast irradiation using external beam (EB-APBI) or intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) techniques in elderly breast cancer patients.Materials and methodsWomen  ≥ 60 years with unifocal breast tumors of ≤ 30 mm were eligible for this prospective multi-center cohort study. IORT was applied with electrons following lumpectomy (23.3 Gy). EB-APBI was delivered using 3D-CRT or IMRT in 10 daily fractions of 3.85 Gy within 6 weeks after surgery. Acut e toxicity was scored using the CTCAE v3.0 a...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
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Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
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