Integration of Homeopathy and Complementary Medicine in the Tuscan Public Health System and the Experience of the Homeopathic Clinic of the Lucca Hospital.

CONCLUSIONS:  These results suggest that homeopathy can effectively be integrated with allopathic medicine and that the Tuscan experience could provide a useful reference for developing national and European regulations on the use of CM and homeopathy in public healthcare. PMID: 29549880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Homeopathy - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research

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Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify subgroups of Latina breast cancer survivors with unique trajectories of depression and anxiety and examine predictors associated with these subgroups. SAMPLE & SETTING: Secondary analysis of Latina breast cancer survivors (N = 293) from three psychosocial intervention studies. METHODS & VARIABLES: Depression and anxiety were assessed at intake and at weeks 8 and 16. Group-based growth mixture modeling was used to identify subgroups who followed distinct trajectories of depression and anxiety. Multinomial logistic regression models were used to identify predictors ...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Ezgi Karadag EzgiAbstractIntroductionThe aim of this study was to examine the effect of a music listening intervention applied during radiation therapy on the anxiety and comfort level experienced by women with early-stage breast cancer.MethodThis randomized controlled study was conducted with 60 patients residing in a city located in the western Turkey. After providing informed consent, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Radiation Therapy Comfort Questionnaire (RTCQ) were administered. A music l...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(NRG Oncology) Results from the NRG Oncology clinical study NRG-RTOG 0415 determined that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule (H-RT), a treatment schedule that delivers a total dose of radiotherapy over a shorter period of time, is not worse than the conventional radiotherapy schedule (C-RT) in terms of bowel, bladder, sexual, and general quality of life (QOL) as well as anxiety and depression for men with low risk prostate cancer.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Anticipation is a funny thing. If you are anticipating something fun it can seem like you can’t focus, you might think about it constantly, you might talk about it to anyone who will listen, all with a big smile on your face. Anticipating something stressful, however, can do all of the same things — just without the smile. In this case rather than being excited you are filled with dread over what you think is about to come. But what if you feel that sense of dread all of the time, whether there is something good or bad ahead of you? Unfortunately, there are a number of people who live day-to-day in a near state...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Rumination Worry Source Type: blogs
Publication date: February 2019Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 76, SupplementAuthor(s): K.E. Giles, E.S. Costanzo, S. Singh, Z. Yin, A. Szabo, W.R. Drobyski, C.J. Hillard, J.D. Rizzo, A. D’Souza, C.L. Coe, J.M. KnightHistorically, sickness symptomatology in cancer patients has been studied as aggregated phenomena arising from a similar inflammatory etiology. A parent clinical trial analyzed depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep, and pain as separate variables in hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients experiencing cytokine blockade with an interleukin-6 receptor antagonist, tocilizumab. Contrary to...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Mental disorders showed different prevalence patterns among endometrial cancer survivors depending on patient age and the nature of the disease. Intensive and personalized management of distress is necessary for endometrial cancer survivors. PMID: 30740948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the impact of chemotherapy on subjective cognitive functioning according to age in a large cohort of breast cancer patients.MethodsWithin the UMBRELLA cohort, 715 patients with early-stage primary invasive breast cancer (T1-3N0-1M0) were selected. Subjective cognitive function was assessed by means of the EORTC QLQ-C30 up to 24  months and compared between patients treated with and without chemotherapy, for three different age strata (355 patients   65 years). Differences between chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy patients by age at different time points were assessed ...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest the importance of (a) pain catastrophizing, (b) perceived breast cancer risk and, (c) worry that breast pain may indicate cancer, as potential targets for interventions aimed at reducing the negative psychological impact of PBP in post-surgery breast cancer survivors, as well as in unaffected women with PBP due to unknown reasons. PMID: 30747014 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Exercise training may improve or avoid the decline in exercise capacity and disease-specific global HRQoL for adults with advanced lung cancer. We found no significant effects of exercise training on dyspnoea, fatigue, feelings of anxiety and depression, or lung function. The findings of this review should be viewed with caution because of the heterogeneity between studies, the small sample sizes, and the high risk of bias of included studies. Larger, high-quality RCTs are needed to confirm and expand knowledge on the effects of exercise training in this population. PMID: 30741408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
This study aimed to identify a broader range of psychological predictors of acute and chronic pain following breast cancer surgery through a systematic review of relevant prospective studies. Methods: Web of Science, psychINFO, PubMed, and MEDLINE databases were searched to identify relevant prospective cohort studies. Studies were included if women were to undergo mastectomy or wide local excision, if psychological factors were assessed before surgery, and pain assessed after surgery. Results: Twelve studies (representing 11 independent cohorts) met the inclusion criteria and described 10 psychological predictors. A...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
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