The coping mechanism in lung neoplasma patients
Background/Objective. Cancer is a major stress and traumatic factor for every individual, leading to psychological distress in over 50% of the patients.1 Thus, studies that approached the coping problem in patients with cancer appeared. We aimed to analyze the coping style and its stability in time in patients with lung cancer and to evaluate the intensity of anxiety and depression before and after receiving the diagnosis.Methods: Before receiving the diagnosis and after one month patients completed the COPE scale, Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire (GAD-7) and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). A comparison was performed in the baseline and final parameters stratified in respect to coping styles.Result. We observed that at one month after receiving the diagnosis about their disease, the patients had a significant higher GAD7 score (median score 12 vs. 4 points; p
Abstract Background: Most studies on enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) for gastric cancer exclude patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Here, we aimed to evaluate whether patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy can be enrolled into the ERAS program for locally advanced gastric cancer. Methods: From April 2015 to July 2017, 114 patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced gastric cancer were randomized into ERAS and standard care (SC) groups. Postoperative length of stay, complications, bowel function, and nutritional status were recorded. Results:: The postope...
Conclusions: The analysis of different payment modes toward the medical economic characteristics based on Gamma model is basically rational. Medical payment modes are having certain influence toward the hospitalization expenses of cervical cancer patients in an extent, as drug costs, treatment costs, and examination costs appear to be the main causes. PMID: 29451142 [PubMed - in process]
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This study assessed and compared the resource requirement of 3 adaptive strategies.
International brachytherapy consortiums are advocating for the incorporation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) into the cervical brachytherapy process as a standard-of-care. Although some evaluations have been performed to quantify the effect on procedural time, little is known about the views and experiences of key stakeholders during the transition from CT to MR-guided brachytherapy. This qualitative research project explored insights from key stakeholders related to a change in the gynaecological brachytherapy process.
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To communicate the progressive integration of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to the daily workflow for gynecological cancer patients receiving high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy at our institution.