Health-related quality of life, fear of recurrence, and emotional distress in patients treated for thyroid cancer

In conclusion, the HRQoL issues reported by these patients were different from those reported by patients with other cancers of the head and neck. It would be helpful to identify FoR in a subgroup of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer so that they could be given additional support.
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Abstract In this work, the as-prepared V2O5 nanobelts can sensitively quench the fluorescence of nitrogen-doped carbon dots (N-CDs) based on the inner filter effect (IFE). In the presence of ascorbic acid (AA), the fluorescence of N-CDs can recover through the redox reaction between V2O5 nanobelts and AA. Meanwhile, in the presence of both alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and ascorbyl-2-phosphate (AAP), the fluorescence of N-CDs can also restore since AAP can be hydrolyzed into AA by ALP. Under optimum conditions, the linear range for AA is from 0.01 to 2.5 μM with a detection limit of 3 nM and that for ALP is fr...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
Chem. Commun., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CC07253E, CommunicationXuehan Yin, Ting Hou, Bingzheng Huang, Limin Yang, Feng Li We developed an aptamer recognition-trigged label-free homogeneous electrochemical biosensing method for highly selective and ultrasensitive detection of cancer-derived exosomes. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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ConclusionsPhysical and psychological functioning, pain, fatigue and appetite loss had prognostic significance above and beyond clinical predictors in CRC. Routine monitoring of these PROs may allow earlier detection and amelioration of problems, which may improve quality of life and perhaps extend survival. More research is needed to determine prognostic value of PROs in early-stage CRC, and prognostic significance of changes in PRO scores.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe experience of changes in taste was common yet highly variable in its presentation and resultant changes in food preferences. Taste changes did not always resolve soon after treatment completion. Future research should identify ways to manage this symptom in pediatric cancer patients.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to examine the association between insufficient sleep and suicidal ideation among adolescents. Data for this study came from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. A sample of 13,659 adolescents aged 14-18 years (...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Research has shown that the experience of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA) can increase the rates of physical and emotional sequela, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and physical pain. However, little is known about the healing journeys for those women who...
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Synchronous cancer in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) increases their morbidity and mortality after AAA repair. However, little is known about the history of cancer in AAA patients and its impact on mortality after AAA repair. We analyzed the incidence and type of cancer history in patients who underwent AAA repair and difference in short- and long-term mortality.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Patients with critical limb ischemia are exposed to qualitative and quantitative malnutrition as a result of anorexia caused by chronic pain, insomnia, overuse of analgesics, and limitation of mobility. Furthermore, malnutrition is a well-known factor that causes coagulation disorders and immunosuppression, and it directly adversely affects the wound healing process. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of qualitative and quantitative malnutrition on the results of revascularization procedures as frequency of large amputations in patients with critical lower limb ischemia.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
True anterior tibial artery aneurysms attributed to nontraumatic causes are rare, and only a few cases have been published since 1967. A 28-year-old man was referred to the emergency department with a history of swelling, pain, and footdrop of the left lower limb for the past 7  days. The patient did not report any history of trauma. Examination revealed compartment syndrome, and imaging studies showed an aneurysm of the left anterior tibial artery with dilated veins on the overlying skin as well as mild erythema (Figs 1 and 2).
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is highly prevalent, associated with substantial socioeconomic impact, and commonly attributed to neurologic and musculoskeletal causes. We observed an unexpected prevalence of CLBP preoperatively among our patients with proximal venous outflow obstruction (PVOO) of the iliac veins undergoing stent placement. We undertook this study to better characterize these patients.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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