Do Treatment Patterns Alter Beliefs Cancer Patients hold Regarding Oral Oncolytic Agents?

ConclusionsPatients’ beliefs in the necessity of their oral medication were affected only by a permanent drug stoppage. Symptom severity, education, and patient sex affected patients’ beliefs about their concerns with their medications, and the interference medications posed for their daily lives. Interventions may need to target the distinct dimensions of beliefs during treatment with oral oncolytic agents.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research

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Recently, an article was published in the Leader about my work with patients with head or neck cancer. The response has been great, with the most-asked question being about the pathway I created to help patients and caregivers navigate through and receive improved access to care. How did I create this pathway? The first thing I did was listen to patients and caregivers discuss what they wished they knew before treatment started. After years of listening, I realized something had to change for them. From this realization came the idea of designing a pathway so all treating partners—as well as patients and caregivers&m...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Health Care Slider Speech-Language Pathology Dysphagia Source Type: blogs
Recently, an article was published in the Leader about my work with patients with head or neck cancer. The response has been great, with the most-asked question being about the pathway I created to help patients and caregivers navigate through and receive improved access to care. How did I create this pathway? The first thing I did was listen to patients and caregivers discuss what they wished they knew before treatment started. After years of listening, I realized something had to change for them. From this realization came the idea of designing a pathway so all treating partners—as well as patients and caregivers&m...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Health Care Slider Speech-Language Pathology Dysphagia Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: In this prospective cohort study targeting community-dwelling older adults in Japan, less than 20 teeth was confirmed to be an independent risk factor for functional disability even after conducting propensity score matching. This study supports previous publications showing that oral health is associated with functional disability. PMID: 30686817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsHigh quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses are very crucial to understanding the relationship between systemic and periodontal disease. It is critical for medical practitioners to be able to inform patients of oral health and specific periodontal health concerns.
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. It can cause lesions from mouth to anus and may result in extraintestinal complications. The prevalence of Crohn's disease is increasing in adults and children. Genetic predispositions to Crohn's disease have been identified, and specific environmental factors have been associated with its development. Common presenting symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, fever, weight loss, and fatigue. Physical examination should identify unstable patients requiring immediate care, include an anorectal ex...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
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Source: Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Discov Ther Source Type: research
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Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 615. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Commercially Available Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Targeted Therapy For Adults Diagnosed With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Source Type: research
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