Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 9th February, 2019.

Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/messages-in-patient-portal-help-predict-medication-discontinuationPatient portal helps predict medication discontinuation By Greg SlabodkinPublished February 01 2019, 7:19am ESTResearchers say electronic communication between patients and providers via an online portal can indicate their potential for stopping therapy.A team of researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center analyzed messages sent over a 12-year period by more than 1,100 breast cancer patients prescribed hormone therapy at VUMC. The source of the de-identified electronic health record data for their study was the online patient portal My Health at Vanderbilt.The study —published in the Journal of the American... This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: blogs

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Conclusions: Use of the 21-gene rs assay could be a cost-effective strategy for Ontario patients with estrogen receptor-positive, her2-negative early bca and 1-3 positive lns. PMID: 31708649 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
(Wiley) A woman's decision to undergo mastectomy for breast cancer relies on communication with her surgeon and, in addition, often draws on recommendations from a 'multidisciplinary team' (MDT) of doctors from different specialties such as oncology and radiology. An analysis published in the BJS found that most mastectomies in the UK are advised when tumours are large, and that some of these might have been avoided if more women had been given hormone therapy or chemotherapy to shrink the cancer before the surgery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Hormone receptor-positive breast cancer is usually subjected to hormone therapy, while triple-negative breast cancer is more formidable and poses a therapeutic challenge. Glucose transporters are potential targets for the development of anticancer drugs. In search of anticancer agents whose effect could be enhanced by a GLUT1 inhibitor WZB117, we found that MK-2206, a potent allosteric Akt inhibitor, when combined with WZB117, showed a synergistic effect on growth inhibition and apoptosis induction in breast cancer ce...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients in care of oral tamoxifen therapy were found to have significantly reduced macular pigment optical density. In addition, higher drug use duration correlated significantly with reduced macular pigment optical density, suggesting that the poor long-term effects may play a role in macular pigment absorption and incorporation in the retinal tissue. PMID: 31684771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Curr Eye Res Source Type: research
(Natural News) According to transgender dogma, using hormone therapy to try to switch genders is a completely safe, harmless and necessary line of treatment. But recently published research once again confirms that political agendas have no business in a medical setting. According to the latest research, trans women who undergo hormone therapy as part of...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In this study, a Distress and Impact Thermometer was used to classify patients with adjustment disorders, depression, or major depression and suicidal ideation into a group with psychological problems and the remaining patients into a group with no psychological problems. RESULTS: Logistic regression analysis showed that only DASH was statistically significantly associated with psychological conditions (p 
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: QoL of Egyptian females with BC was influenced by several factors like age, marital status, occupation, smoking, residence, comorbidities, symptoms, grade, chemotherapy, radiation, and recurrence. PMID: 31653162 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the prognostic and predictive role of CDC20 in early ER+ breast cancer patients.MethodsThe biological and clinical impact of CDC20 expression was assessed in large clinical annotated cohort of ER+  breast cancer with long-term follow-up at the mRNA level, using METABRIC and KM-Plotter datasets, and the protein level using immunohistochemistry on patients presenting at Nottingham. CDC20 expression was correlated with clinico-pathological parameters, molecular subtypes, clinical outcome and e fficacy of endocrine therapy.ResultsHigh CDC20 mRNA expression was associated with poor c...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 1669: Breast Cancer during Pregnancy—Current Paradigms, Paths to Explore Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers11111669 Authors: Ayelet Alfasi Irit Ben-Aharon Breast cancer is the most common form of malignancy in pregnant women. The prevalence of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is up to 0.04% of pregnancies and is expected to rise in developed countries. PABC represents a unique clinical scenario which requires a delicate balance of risks and benefits for both maternal and fetal well-being. Currently, there is paucity of data regarding the short- and long-term outcomes of in-utero e...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Development of recurrence risk score using 95‑gene classifier and its application to formalin‑fixed paraffin‑embedded tissues in ER‑positive, HER2‑negative and node‑negative breast cancer. Oncol Rep. 2019 Oct 07;: Authors: Naoi Y, Saito Y, Kishi K, Shimoda M, Kagara N, Miyake T, Tanei T, Shimazu K, Kim SJ, Noguchi S Abstract We previously developed a 95‑gene classifier (95GC) to classify ER‑positive/HER2‑negative/node‑negative (ER+/HER2‑/N0) breast cancer as high‑ and low‑risk. The present study aimed to devise a 95GC recurrence score (95GCRS) to estimate recurrence risk ...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
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