Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care

Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

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We report herein two MBC patients who developed severe hemorrhagic cystitis after XC therapy. Case 1: A 67-year-old woman with MBC had received XC therapy for 2.5 years. After a sudden onset of lower abdominal pain and gross hematuria, cystoscopy revealed a urinary bladder mucosa showing diffuse dilation of the capillaries and a large blood clot. A total dose of 60.8 g cyclophosphamide had been given and the XC regimen was discontinued immediately. The patient experienced frequent episodes of bladder tamponade over 18 months and underwent continuous bladder irrigation and cystoscopic fulguration. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy ...
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Lindegren A, Schultz I, Wickman M Abstract BACKGROUND: Autologous fat transplantation (AFT) is being increasingly used to improve the results after breast-conserving surgery and breast reconstruction. However, studies on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after AFT are scarce. The aim of this prospective longitudinal case-series study was to assess PRO in women who had undergone AFT after surgery for breast cancer or risk-reducing mastectomy. METHODS: Fifty women, who had undergone breast-conserving surgery or breast reconstruction, needing corrective surgery, w...
Source: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Plast Surg Hand Surg Source Type: research
Hu Liping Qu Bufadienolide-like chemicals are mostly composed of the active ingredient of Chansu and they have anti-inflammatory, tumor-suppressing, and anti-pain activities; however, their mechanism is unclear. This work used bioinformatics analysis to study this mechanism via gene expression profiles of bufadienolide-like chemicals: (1) Differentially expressed gene identification combined with gene set variation analysis, (2) similar small -molecule detection, (3) tissue-specific co-expression network construction, (4) differentially regulated sub-networks related to breast cancer phenome, (5) differentially regu...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Women with metastatic breast cancer often receive many lines of palliative chemotherapy, which might be beneficial but also harmful. Still, little is known about the patients ’ perception of the patient-doctor communication regarding late lines of non-curative treatment.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe findings of this study underscore the need to improve patient-physician communication during chemotherapy to reduce the symptom burden among Hispanic breast cancer patients.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis review provides comprehensive evidence of genetic polymorphisms underlying PN symptoms, which may pave the way for the development of personalized therapeutics targeting these symptoms. More well-designed genome-wide association studies are required to validate and replicate these findings.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract This paper aims to discuss the challenges faced during a pilot study that tested a technology-based cancer pain management program among Asian American survivors of breast cancer and provide directions for future technology-based interventions for racial and ethnic minorities. Data consisting of research diaries and meeting minutes underwent content analysis to extract themes that reflected the challenges. The challenges included those related to (1) diversities within the population of Asian American survivors of breast cancer; (2) survivors' treatment and healing process; (3) Internet resources from the...
Source: Computers, Informatics, Nursing : CIN - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Comput Inform Nurs Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:: The precast adjustable compression system and the multilayered compression bandages have similar efficacy for the reduction of excess lymphoedema volume or symptoms. PMID: 30607986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
ConclusionsPegfilgrastim is effective and safe in facilitating four cycles of neoadjuvant ddEC, with low incidences of chemotherapy delay and febrile neutropenia.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
m M Abstract Isolated fractures of the lesser trochanter are very rare injuries. This case report describes the age-related differences based on two cases. A 13-year-old girl suffered an avulsion fracture of the lesser trochanter while sprinting. The patient received conservative treatment with pain-adapted partial weight bearing as tolerated using crutches with the goal of full weight bearing after 6 weeks. After 3 months she could return to the preinjury functional level without impairments. A 55-year-old woman also suffered an isolated fracture of the lesser trochanter, which was a path...
Source: Der Unfallchirurg - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Unfallchirurg Source Type: research
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