The experience of persistent pain and quality of life among women following treatment for breast cancer: an attachment perspective
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ConclusionsAI therapy increased joint pain and reduced HRQoL, mainly during the first year of treatment. Patients previously treated with tamoxifen experienced greater pain when they switched to AI therapy and had an excess risk of discontinuation during the first 12 months.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov: NCT03811509. Registered 28 January 2018-Retrospectively registered,https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03811509.
Rakhi Khemka, Arunangshu Chakrborty, Sanjit Agrawal, Rosina AhmedIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2019 63(7):530-536 Background and Aims: Pecs block and its variations provides perioperative analgesia, reduce PONV and other opioid related side effects. We hypothesized that COMIBPES block in addition to general anaesthesia will provide better postoperative analgesia when compared to general anaesthesia alone in breast cancer surgery patients. Methods: After obtaining permission from the institutional review board and registering the trial with Clinical Trials Registry of India (CTRI), we conducted a double blinded randomized ...
Women with breast cancer are often offered to undergo immediate or delayed breast reconstruction surgery (BRS). Reconstructed women with prosthesis may complain of chest pain related to the surgery or to other conditions including coronary ischemia. Many women have risk factors of coronary artery disease (CAD) including diabetes, hypertension and others as well as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, all increase the risk of CAD.1 To our knowledge no studies have examined the effect of BRS on the electrocardiogram (ECG) which is a major tool in the evaluation of chest pain or other cardiac symptoms.
CONCLUSION: Breast cancer patients undergoing hormone therapy experience a variety of pains, and some also have serious psychological symptoms. Reassessing support systems to examine screening and self-care support is an issue going forward. PMID: 31297685 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionWomen with breast cancer had a higher risk of developing new comorbidities than women without cancer. Development of coordinated care models to manage multiple chronic diseases among breast cancer patients is warranted.
Conclusion: Burrowing performance was reduced in both rodent models, indicating that the burrowing test is a relevant and reproducible behavioural test for assessing disease development in both mouse and rat models of cancer-induced bone pain.
Mammary duct ectasia is when a milk duct in the breast becomes blocked and clogged up with fluid. It is not a serious condition and does not increase a person's risk of breast cancer. However, it may cause pain, tenderness, and swelling, and it can sometimes lead to an infection called mastitis. Learn more here.
The objective of this research was to examine post-surgical clinical outcomes and to identify which of the domains/symptoms from the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer QOL Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) were determinants of overall quality of life (QOL) in individuals undergoing PTG. Participants were recruited through multiple sources. Postsurgical clinical outcomes were obtained from hospital records. Participants completed validated questionnaires measuring generic and condition specific QOL (PROMIS, EORTC and SF 36v.II) at a single point in time. The mean QOL in this cohort was 70.6 (SD =...
l;koğlu UH Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVE: Erector spinae plane (ESP) block is a novel regional anesthesia technique and gaining importance for postoperative pain management. Since it was first described, the clinicians wonder if this new simple technique can replace paravertebral block (PVB). We aimed to compare the postoperative analgesic effect of ESP block and PVB with a control group in breast surgeries. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Operating room. PATIENTS: Seventy-five ASA I-II patients aged 25-65, who were scheduled to go under elective unilateral breast surgery for breast cancer...
In conclusion, since most SRs were at moderate or high quality levels, CAM could be helpful for treating specific symptoms related to breast cancer. PMID: 31257250 [PubMed - in process]