Development and validation of a patient decision aid for prostate Cancer therapy: from paternalistic towards participative shared decision making

Patient decision aids (PDAs) can support the treatment decision making process and empower patients to take a proactive role in their treatment pathway while using a shared decision-making (SDM) approach makin...
Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

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(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent cancer even more deadly, scientists say.
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Sepsis is a healthcare condition with “incredible unmet need,” Ajay Shah, cofounder and CEO of Cytovale, tells MD+DI. “More people die from sepsis than from breast cancer, prostate cancer, and AIDS combined each year, and it costs more than $20 billion a year to treat sepsis in the United States.” Complicating matters is that sepsis “is challenging to diagnose early in the emergency department,” he added. Cytovale is hoping to tackle sepsis through early diagnosis. The company is developing a diagnostic test that cou...
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Publication date: Available online 31 October 2019Source: International Journal of PharmaceuticsAuthor(s): Mohammadjavad Jahanshahi, Elaheh Kowsari, Vahid Haddadi-Asl, Mehdi Khoobi, Jong Hyun Lee, Firoz Babu Kadumudi, Sepehr Talebian, Nazila Kamaly, Mehdi MehraliAbstractFluorinated graphene has recently gained much attention for cancer drug delivery, owing to its peculiar properties including high electronegativity difference, magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent, and the photothermal effect. However, the hydrophobic nature of fluorinated graphene greatly hinders its application as a biological material. Herein, a nov...
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When it comes to prostate cancer screening, decision aids cannot replace a conversation between a man and his physician.Medscape Urology
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How clinically effective is MRI-guided biopsy for prostate cancer? The modality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Which biopsy method best detects prostate cancer? AIUM: TRUS or MRI for prostate diagnosis? MRI-guided cryoablation a boon for HCC patients Multiparametric MRI aids in prostate cancer follow-up Societies eye role for prostate MRI-guided biopsy
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This study describes the development and i...
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To evaluate barriers to implementation of patient decision aids (PDAs) issued in an electronic medical record (EMR). We undertook an implementation outcomes analysis focused on what proportion of men eligible for the PDA received it (penetration), and of the men who received it, how many used it as intended (fidelity). We also evaluated various patient centered outcomes related to decision making.
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AbstractUptake of decision aids (DAs) in daily routine is low, resulting in limited knowledge about successful DA implementation at a large scale. We assessed implementation rates after multi-regional implementation of three different prostate cancer (PCa) treatment DAs and patient-perceived barriers and facilitators to use a DA. Thirty-three hospitals implemented one out of the three DAs in routine care. Implementation rates for each DA were calculated per hospital. After deciding about PCa treatment, patients (n = 1033) completed a survey on pre-formulated barriers and facilitators to use a DA. Overall DA i...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Interview with Kari A O Tikkinen, MD, PhD, author of Decision Aids for Prostate Cancer Screening Choice: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
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This systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 randomized clinical trials estimates the association of decision aids with decisional outcomes in prostate cancer screening.
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