Diarrhea and Constipation as Cancer Treatment Side

Diarrhea and Constipation as Cancer Treatment Side Effects
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This study has aimed to evaluate the effects of surgery on physical activity (PA), quality of life (QoL), and disease-specific health status, by analyzing the differences between sphincter-preserving surgery (low anterior resection (LAR)) and abdominoperineal resection (APR) among rectal cancer survivors.MethodsIndividuals who were diagnosed with rectal cancer and who underwent an APR or a LAR between 2000 and 2009 were included. The different questionnaires on QoL, disease-specific health status, and physical activity began their surveys in 2010. Differences in QoL, health status, and physical activity were analyzed betwe...
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsAmong patients with moderate cancer pain, long-term low-dose morphine was safe and more effective than tramadol for clinically meaningful pain reduction, and patients were less likely to change the analgesic strategy.
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Condition:   Opioid-induced Constipation Interventions:   Drug: Naldemedine;   Drug: Lubiprostone;   Drug: Naloxegol Sponsor:   Shionogi Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONRectal endometriosis should always be considered as one of the differential diagnoses in female who have a mass at the rectum. An adequate specimen should be obtained to confirm the histopathological diagnosis.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
​BY ARJUN BHARADWAJ; MARGARET GAVOR, MBChB, MPH; &KHALID MALIK, MDA 65-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of sudden-onset left-sided abdominal pain followed by a “seizure.” His abdominal pain started a few hours prior to presentation, was sharp in nature, and radiated to his back and umbilicus. The pain waxed and waned, worsened when he walked or sat up, and at its worst was a 10/10. He took a laxative and two antacids, but received no relief.Each “seizure” episode lasted about 30 seconds and occurred every five minutes. He said he felt drained after each event but ...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
When I was a kid, grasshoppers were everywhere. I walked through a field every day to get to school and grasshoppers were everywhere, jumping back and forth across my path, frequently banging off my legs. At night in summer, the backyard was filled with fireflies that we’d chase and capture in jars to watch up close. And there were butterflies of many colors and varieties everywhere, flitting from flower to flower. Today, I don’t see any grasshoppers. In fact, I haven’t seen one in over 40 years. I saw one—just one—firefly this past summer in my backyard. And I can count the number of butterie...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Agribusiness bowel flora Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic wheat belly Source Type: blogs
This study investigated the influence of temperament on depression and anxiety in palliative care cancer patients. METHODS: A total of 53 patients at the palliative care unit (PCU) of the Medical University of Vienna were enrolled in the study. Patients filled out the TEMPS-M and the brief PHQ-9 questionnaires to examine associations between temperament, psychiatric symptoms and sociodemographic parameters. RESULTS: Pain (67%), anorexia (58%), constipation (42%) and nausea/vomiting (40%) were the most prevalent self-reported symptoms. Self-reported symptoms of depression were less commonly reported (21.8%) t...
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
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