Participation and interest in support services among family caregivers of older adults with cancer
Psycho-Oncology,Volume 27, Issue 3, Page 969-976, March 2018.
Conclusions Women with newly diagnosed breast cancer are likely to experience higher rates of work-related disability compared with health counterparts. Health care providers should provide intervention to parallel the shift in symptoms that lead to higher work-related disability and job cessation.
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The risk for cancer in children born after assisted reproduction is assessed in a large study.Medscape Ob/Gyn
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2019Source: Hepatobiliary &Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Stefan Heinrich
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is lethal, and the majority of patients present with locally advanced or metastatic disease that is not amenable to cure. Thus, with surgical resection being the only curative modality, it is critical that disease is identified at an earlier stage to allow the appropriate therapy to be applied. Unfortunately, a specific biomarker for early diagnosis has not yet been identified; hence, no screening process exists. Recently, high-throughput screening and next-generation sequencing (NGS) have led to the identification of novel biomarkers for many disease processes, and work has commence...
The objective is to provide a comprehensive description of the available models but also to provide investigators with guidance in the application of these models to investigate both environmental and genetic contributions to exocrine pancreatic disease. The content covers both nongenic and genetically engineered models across multiple species (large and small). Recommendations for choosing the appropriate model as well as how to conduct and present results are provided.
Conclusions Of the 89% of PC patients prescribed PERT, 65% were prescribed PERT appropriately with all meals and snacks. Overall compliance with PERT administration guidelines was low (50% [105/208]). Improvement in symptoms significantly correlated with appropriate use of PERT. Increase in PC patient and provider education about appropriate PERT usage and administration is warranted.
Conclusions The deep learning protocol showed accuracy comparable to current radiographic criteria. Computer-aided frameworks could be implemented as aids for radiologists to identify high-risk IPMN.