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The cover image, by Ju Youn Jung et al., is based on the Paper Comparison of fatigue, depression, and anxiety as factors affecting posttreatment health‐related quality of life in lung cancer survivors, DOI 10.1002/pon.4513.
Source: Psycho-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: COVER IMAGE Source Type: research

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Conclusion.Substantial proportions of advanced lung cancer patients and their caregivers misunderstood their prognosis. Interventions to improve their accurate prognostic understanding should be developed with careful attention paid to its associated factors.Implications for Practice.This study demonstrated that substantial proportions of patients with newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer and their caregivers had misunderstandings about their prognosis. Accurate perceptions of prognosis, which are indispensable in the delivery of effective care, were associated with elevated levels of anxiety and depression in both patient...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Lung Cancer, Symptom Management and Supportive Care Source Type: research
This study aimed to generate real-world evidence to assess the burden of comorbidities in COPD patients, to effectively manage these patients and optimize the associated healthcare resource allocation. ARCTIC is a large, real-world, retrospective cohort study conducted in Swedish COPD patients using electronic medical record data collected between 2000 and 2014. These patients were studied for prevalence of various comorbidities and for association of these comorbidities with exacerbations, mortality, and healthcare costs compared with an age-, sex-, and comorbidities-matched non-COPD reference population. A total of 17,47...
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: NPJ Prim Care Respir Med Source Type: research
This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of olanzapine (5 mg) combined with 5-HT3 receptor antagonists and dexamethasone for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in lung patients receiving cisplatin-based (25 mg/m2 d1-3) highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC). Olanzapine (5 mg) was administered a day prior to cisplatin administration and continued on days 1 to 5. We evaluated complete response (CR) rate and rates of no nausea and no vomiting in 3 periods. In addition, Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS), Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS), and The Functional Living Index-Emesis (FLIE)...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
ConclusionsHope and optimism appear to be associated with different aspects of psychological distress in patients living with advanced cancer. This may be explained by different appraisals of the uncertainty and distress that are associated with living with advanced-stage cancer. Hope- or optimism-focused interventions can be tailored to help alleviate specific aspects of psychological distress among these patients.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Substantial proportions of advanced lung cancer patients and their caregivers misunderstood their prognosis. Interventions to improve their accurate prognostic understanding should be developed with careful attention paid to its associated factors. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This study demonstrated that substantial proportions of patients with newly diagnosed advanced lung cancer and their caregivers had misunderstandings about their prognosis. Accurate perceptions of prognosis, which are indispensable in the delivery of effective care, were associated with elevated levels of anxiety and depression in both...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
Authors: Mjid M, Slim A, Hrizi D, Hedhli A, Cheikh Rouhou S, Ouahchi Y, Toujani S, Cherif J Abstract INTRODUCTION: Sleep disorders are relatively common in oncology. However, they have not been well studied and are often treated insufficiently. AIM: To assess the prevalence and severity of insomnia in lung cancer patients and evaluate the relationship between insomnia and certain clinical parameters. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken of patients in Tunis with primary lung cancer. Socio-demographic and clinical data were obtained from the medical records Patients were then asked to answer quest...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionsSedentary time and light intensity physical activity were significantly associated with some psychosocial health outcomes. Reducing sedentary time and increasing light intensity physical activity may be a more appropriate recommendation for many lung cancer survivors given their older age, poorer functional status, and reduced pulmonary capacity.
Source: Mental Health and Physical Activity - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
The recent suicides of highly regarded fashion designer Kate Spade and television celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain remind us this mental health crisis can touch anyone. Cancer patients are no exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates between 1999 and 2016 have risen more than 30 percent in half of the country and by nearly 60 percent in some states. This trend is particularly worrisome for cancer patients because this group has a higher suicide risk than the general public. For mesothelioma patients and the people who care for them, one part of this picture deser...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
It is estimated that>85% of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have ≥1 coexisting chronic condition.1 Co-morbidities commonly associated with COPD include cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, lung cancer, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, depression/anxiety, and fatigue.2 Co-morbidities can have a profound effect on quality of life (QoL) for patients with COPD and ha ve been shown to increase severity of symptoms such as dyspnea and exacerbations, as well as further reducing exercise capacity.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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