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Impingement pain in breast cancer survivors influences functional task performance and may be more important to consider than self-reported disability when evaluating pain and potential injury development.
CONCLUSION: The specific tumor profile in DS warrants an adapted screening program for breast, colon, cervical and testicular neoplasia. PMID: 31605815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Short-term and long-term improvements in functional outcomes and QoL were observed after surgical treatment of spinal metastases. Surgery is a good option for patients with an estimated life expectancy of more than 3 months. PMID: 31594268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Both ROM and strengthening exercises associated with ROM exercises improved shoulder flexion, abduction and external rotation ROM after BCS. Shoulder abduction and external rotation showed less recovery, irrespective of the intervention applied. PMID: 31480855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
io FF Abstract BACKGROUND: Each year, the number of breast cancer (BC) cases increases in Brazil and worldwide. In addition, BC affects women of working age who need to resume their jobs after treatments. This is an observational, cross-sectional study that investigated the association of physical symptoms and work tasks with upper limb disability and return to work in BC survivors. METHODS: Sociodemographic, labor, clinical and surgical aspects, and physical incapacity of the upper limbs of 62 women diagnosed with BC were evaluated through a questionnaire of our own and the disability of the arm, shoulder, a...
Conclusions. The BENECA mHealth lifestyle application with a supervised rehabilitation program had a statistically and clinically significant effect on QoL and upper-limb functionality in breast cancer survivors and is a unique and important promising new approach.
CONCLUSIONS: Long-term sustained partnerships between academic, disability, and clinical partners are needed to address the complex issues that perpetuate breast cancer screening disparities among women with disabilities. PMID: 31378736 [PubMed - in process]
AbstractGenetic instability is a defining property of cancer cells and is the basis of various lesions including point mutations, copy number alterations and translocations. Chromosomal instability (CIN) is part of the genetic instability of cancer and consists of copy number alterations in whole or parts of cancer cell chromosomes. CIN is observed in differing degrees in most cancers. In breast cancer, CIN is commonly part of the genomic landscape of the disease and has a higher incidence in aggressive sub-types. Tumor suppressors that are commonly mutated or disabled in cancer, such as p53 and pRB, play roles in protecti...
CONCLUSIONS: A 16-week exercise intervention effectively improved shoulder function following breast cancer treatment in women who were overweight or obese, who were ethnically diverse, and who had breast cancer. PMID: 31309977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study aimed to compare the physical characteristics, upper extremity functions and quality of life of breast cancer survivors and healthy women. METHODS: A total of 66 women participated in this study: breast cancer survivors (n= 33) and healthy counterparts (n= 33) participated in this study. The Lateral Scapular Dyskinesia Slide Test was used to evaluate scapular dyskinesia, the hand-held dynamometer was used to measure upper extremity muscular strength, the Angle Reproduction Test was used to measure upper extremity position sense, the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire was used to assess ...