Running On Empty

Today I am running on empty. If I had any energy, I would be on my way to the gym. I am not moving yet. Well I had some breakfast but am back in bed. I will meet a friend for lunch later today and then possibly drag myself off to the gym after.I am exhausted.Maybe I should go to the doctor or something. No wait, I had three appointments on Monday. And I see my rheumatologist next week. I can nap every day between now and then.These days I am good for about 10 hours a day total. If I lie down each afternoon for a couple of hours, I can then stay up for dinner and go to bed early.Talk about lack of quality of life.---------------------Ignore everything I just wrote. I am whining. I am tired. Maybe I need a morning nap after 9.5 hours of sleep. Crap.
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: fatigue rest sleep Source Type: blogs

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Conclusions: These results suggest that oral melatonin, together with the first ACBC counteracts the dysfunction in the inhibitory DPMS and improves pain perception measures. Also, it shows that changes in the neuroplasticity state mediate the impact of melatonin on pain.Clinical Trial Registration:www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier NCT03205033.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
We describe the characteristics of first 50 patients with OSA and cancer of the register. Only 30% were females, 70% smokers (current or former), the median AHI at diagnosis was 43, 80% received positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment. Cancer diagnosis were retrospectively collected by anamnestic data from Vercelli register at the time of OSA diagnosis before starting PAP treatment.Results: In OSA and cancer patients from Vercelli Register, 34% had Urinary Tract Cancer (only 2 females, p
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Overall, higher levels of mindfulness were associated with less pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance, according to the study published Nov. 8 in the journal Psycho-Oncology.
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The aim of this study was to assess the effect of preoperative sleep quality on acute postoperative pain in breast cancer patients. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index questionnaire (PSQI) was used to assess the overall sleep status of women scheduled for unilateral modified radical mastectomy in the past month. Based on the responses, patients were allocated to good sleep group or poor sleep group. Postoperatively, acute pain was assessed using the numerical rating score in the first 24 hours; in addition, the requirement of analgesics and the incidence of postoperative complications were recorded. A total of 108 breas...
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ConclusionsThe current results suggest that although identified classes were characterized overall by severity of depression, a few classes also reflected pronounced individual symptom patterns, warranting tailored interventions for these symptom patterns, along with overall severity of depression.
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Conclusions: These data demonstrate that actigraphy data would be of interest to patients making breast reconstruction decisions and that the data can be successfully collected to inform decision-making.
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AbstractBackgroundSymptom burden and reduced quality of life are considerable hurdles in cancer treatment. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) assesses physical and psychosocial functional status in clinical and research settings. We use PROMIS scores to establish mean symptom burden within a breast cancer patient population, identifying how subgroups compare to one another, examining potential drivers, and characterizing severe symptom burden between subgroups.MethodsNew cancer patients at the UCSF Breast Care Center (BCC) receive electronic intake questionnaires assessing demographics, h...
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ConclusionsMLT and MTF did not show influence on pCR and objective response rates, however, MLT used during NACT may improve the quality of life.Legal entity responsible for the studyT. Semiglazova.FundingFederal State Budget Institution "National Medical Research Center of Oncology na N.N. Petrov" Ministry of Healthcare of Russian Federation.DisclosureAll authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
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ConclusionsMLT and MTF showed encouraging results in combination with neoadjuvant hormonotherapy. However, these data require confirmation in larger randomized studies.Legal entity responsible for the studyT. Semiglazova.FundingFederal State Budget Institution "National Medical Research Center of Oncology na N.N. Petrov" Ministry of Healthcare of Russian Federation.DisclosureAll authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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