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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Authors: Mayrovitz HN, Yzer JA Abstract Based on preliminary observations that topical cooling appeared to soften lymphedematous and fibrotic tissue, our goal was to systematically and quantitatively evaluate this effect. For this purpose, topical cooling was used as part of treatment of lymphedematous and fibrotic skin of women with breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL) and localized fibrosis. Skin tissue hardness was assessed via the force required to indent skin to 4 mm (F4.0) and 1.3 mm (F1.3) and skin water was assessed by measurements of tissue dielectric constant (TDC). Measurements were done before coolin...
Source: Lymphology - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Lymphology Source Type: research
Last week, Grease actress Olivia Newton-John revealed she was taking cannabis oil to aid sleep and reduce pain after suffering a third relapse in her battle against breast cancer.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Yau WH, Roeland EJ, Revta C, Ale-Ali A, Ma JD PMID: 30204508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother Source Type: research
​BY MARISEL ​​VAZQUEZ​; ARIEN KASRA; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 70-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer and a lumpectomy and lymph node dissection 20 years before presented to the ED because of redness and itching for two weeks covering the entire surface of her skin. Two weeks before that, she went for a Pap smear and was prescribed fluconazole for Candida vulvovaginitis infection. She took one dose of the fluconazole and an hour later became itchy and red and felt as if her entire body were burning.The itching and redness were diffuse and had persisted for two weeks, neither worsening nor ...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to assess the effectiveness of immersive virtual reality (VR) distraction technology in reducing pain and anxiety among female patients with breast cancer. METHOD: A randomized control trial design was used with a sample of 80 female patients with breast cancer at a specialized cancer center in Jordan. Participants were randomly assigned into intervention and comparison groups.ResultThe study findings showed that one session of the immersive VR plus morphine made a significant reduction in pain and anxiety self-reported scores, compared with morphine alone, in br...
Source: Palliative and Supportive Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Palliat Support Care Source Type: research
Conditions:   Bone Metastases;   Breast Cancer;   Pain Intervention:   Drug: Syndros Sponsor:   University of Arizona Not yet recruiting
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Conclusion: Egyptian breast cancer survivors reported lower overall global QOL. HRQOL is better in BCS in spite of good global health and body image in MRM.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: FAPI-04 represents a promising tracer for both diagnostic imaging and, possibly, targeted therapy of malignant tumors with a high content of activated fibroblasts, such as breast cancer.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Translational Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: High levels of pain catastrophising, and specifically the processes of rumination and magnification, were associated with greater acupuncture use. We believe this could have important implications for understanding which population is more likely to seek acupuncture treatment and how this alternative therapy could be better targeted to these patients. PMID: 27177930 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Several years ago, Harriet Hall coined a term that is most apt: Tooth fairy science. The term refers to clinical trials and basic science performed on fantasy. More specifically, it refers to doing research on a phenomenon before it has been scientifically established that the phenomenon exists. Harriet put it this way: You could measure…
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine Quackery acupressure acupuncture breast cancer pain quackademic medicine Source Type: blogs
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