Quality of life during early radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer and pain

Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research

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This study evaluates whether patient education and individually self ‐care reduces pain and improves QoL, mood and sleep during and after radiotherapy treatment for patients with head and neck cancer.DesignA longitudinal, two ‐armed feasibility study design was performed.MethodsSixty ‐four participants with curative intent were included in the study. All participants answered questions about pain three times a week and completed a survey questionnaire about pain, QoL, psychological aspects and barriers towards pain management at baseline, at 4 weeks and at 10 weeks. Thirty‐ four of the participants attend...
Source: Nursing Open - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusion Improvement of QOL of patients with head and neck cancer is a long process, which is associated with the clinical and demographic characteristics of patients. Implications for Practice Focusing nursing practice on shoulder and neck function rehabilitation, incision care, and pain management could positively affect QOL among patients with head and neck cancer treated by surgery.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: StrataXRT® is effective for preventing, and delaying the development of grade 2 and 3 skin toxicity. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ACTRN12616000511437. PMID: 31445838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), or fast-track surgery, was described almost 20  years ago as a peri- and postoperative care concept with the aim of achieving a pain- and risk-free operation.1 Postoperative recovery has been improved by shortening the hospital stay and reducing medical complications without increasing the risk of surgery-related complications and readmissions. 1 It has been well established that enhanced recovery programs (ERPs) can be superior to conventional care for a wide range of surgical procedures, including microsurgical reconstructive procedures, with substantial economic benefits.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Perspective Source Type: research
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), or fast-track surgery, was described almost 20 years ago1 as a peri- and postoperative care concept with the aim of achieving “the pain and risk-free operation”. Post-operative recovery is improved by shortening hospital stay and reducing medical complications without increasing the risk of surgery-related complications and readmissions.1
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose of review Pain is one of the most feared and most common symptoms of cancer, experienced by 38–85% of patients. Pain in terminally ill cancer patients is a multidimensional experience caused by a diverse array of factors – cancer itself, its treatment or other causes. Studies have shown a high incidence of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) in patients with cancer and the knowledge of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) is important to address and manage existing pain, and to prevent the recurrence of pain. This review aims to summarize recent advances in interventions for managing MPS in patients with canc...
Source: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS: Edited by Roberto Casale and Piercarlo Sarzi Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our data supported that physical domains of pre-treatment QoL were predictors for OS and DFMS in HNC patients with free-flap reconstruction. Longitudinal studies are warranted to clarify the prognostic abilities of social-emotional domains. Information on pre-treatment QoL should be taken into account to individualize care plan for these patients, and hence prolong their survival. PMID: 31358241 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Laser, other light tx recommended for patients treated with HSCT; head and neck RT with, without chemo
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Pharmacy, Radiology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
We read with interest the paper by Lee et al reporting the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a means of non-invasive ventilation in the palliative management of stridor at the end of life in a patient with head and neck cancer.1
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Chatterjee A, Nimje G, Jain PN Abstract The study aimed to identify patterns of patient referral from oncology services, including pain severity, prior analgesics, impact of patient's literacy on referral, and adequacy of pain relief offered by the pain clinic. A retrospective analysis of pain clinic data from August 2014 to February 2015 at the Tata Memorial Hospital was carried out, wherein adult cancer patients referred for the first time to the pain clinic were included. Two thousand patients were included: 38.1% of the referred were at pretreatment stage, 28.8% advanced. Most referrals were from head ...
Source: Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother Source Type: research
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