Interventions for the Treatment of Aromatase Inhibitor–Associated Arthralgia in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusion: The evidence was based on a body of research with moderate study quality. Although the overall effect of interventions is large, further investigation into the influence of nutrition and physical exercise is needed to better discern their potential for pain management. Implication for Practice: Oncology nurses may be able to implement such validated interventions as pain management modalities to mitigate the symptoms so that breast cancer survivors remain compliant with AIA therapy.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Geriatric oncology incorporates comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and traditional oncology care. OBJECTIVES: The aims are to identify limitations reflected by mean scores on the CGA instruments and describe the CGA recommendations documented in the medical record. METHODS: CGA was administered and consisted of the Timed Up and Go Test, the Activities of Daily Living Scale, the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale, grip strength, falls, pain, the Brief Fatigue Inventory, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Geriatric Depression Scale, the Mini-Cog, and the Mini Nutr...
The California attorney general has filed an emergency request with the state court of appeals to reverse a lower court ruling to invalidate the End of Life Option Act. The End of Life Option Act remains in effect until further notice. Similar to laws in Washington, D.C. and six other states, the California law gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or less to live to the option to request prescription medication they can decide to take to end unbearable suffering and die peacefully in their sleep. Last Tuesday, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia invalidated the law ...
Conditions: Bone Pain; Breast Carcinoma Metastatic in the Bone Interventions: Procedure: Biospecimen Collection; Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis; Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment; Other: Questionnaire Administration Sponsors: Wake Forest University Health Sciences; National Cancer Institute (NCI) Not yet recruiting
Priyank A. Shenoy, Andy Kuo, Nemat Khan, Louise Gorham, Janet R. Nicholson, Laura Corradini, Irina Vetter, Maree T. Smith
BREAST cancer symptoms usually begin with a lump, but all signs should be checked by a doctor. These are the symptoms you should never ignore - is pain one of the symptoms of a deadly tumour?
Conclusion: Incidence of FN was low during the chemotherapy by primary prophylaxis with pegfilgrastim. The ANC nadir was seen on day 7 after chemotherapy. Bone pain with pegfilgrastim was well tolerated during TAC chemotherapy. PMID: 29732352 [PubMed]
This report would examine developments at the state and federal-level, court cases, and current views from stakeholders. Policy Questions Which states have PAS laws and what do those laws provide? What protections against abuse of PAS?What have the Supreme Court and lower courts held regarding individuals’ rights under PAS laws? The laws themselves?Is there evidence that persons with disabilities are being denied treatment by insurance companies but offered PAS instead, as NCD predicted?How is PAS viewed by disability organizations? Has this evolved in the past 13 years? If so why? If not, why?Are persons with disabi...
Conclusions While new advances in plastic surgery may improve on cosmetic outcomes for breast cancer patients, increased discussion with radiation oncologists is needed to appropriately select candidates for these procedures. Prospective trials are necessary to ensure that these new techniques do not compromise oncologic outcomes.
ConclusionsWhile QoL in disease-free breast cancer survivors 5 years post-diagnosis was largely comparable to the general population on average, still many survivors suffered from adverse effects. There appears to be a need for ongoing screening and support regarding fatigue, sleep problems, cognitive problems, arthralgia/pain, menopausal/sexual symptoms, phy sical performance, and weight problems during and several years following breast cancer therapy.
ConclusionThe polyphenolic-rich essential oils and plant-based waxes in this nail bed balm profoundly reduced chemotherapy-related nail damage and improved nail-related quality of life, compared to a control. A further analysis is planned combining this balm with nail bed cooling.