Management of patients with systemic treatments.
[Management of patients with systemic treatments]. Prog Urol. 2019 Jun;29 Suppl 1:S42-S50 Authors: Houédé N Abstract To date, systemic treatments, including hormone therapies or chemotherapy, are used at different stages of prostate cancer disease. Several types of complications can occur during systemic treatment in prostate cancer, depending on the therapeutic range. The most common with hormone therapy are fatigue, muscle loss, bone loss, high blood pressure and metabolic syndromes. For chemotherapy, the most significant risk is related to hematological toxicity, but peripheral neuropathies, mucositis, diarrhea and hypersensitivity reactions may also occur. The quality of the pre-treatment assessment and the rigorousness of patient follow-up make it possible to anticipate most of these events, to prevent them or to manage them at an early stage when they occur. The most important aspect is patient education, which involves comprehensive information and the implementation of supportive care as soon as the treatment is initiated. Specialized advice (e. g. cardiological or endocrinological) is recommended in the event of uncontrolled symptomatology. The resumption of treatment leading to a major complication should be the subject of a multidisciplinary discussion taking into account the severity of the event, its reversibility, the patient's life expectancy and the expected efficacy of the molecule. PMID: 31307630 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyAuthor(s): Kasey Halsey, Jing Wu, Chang Su, Ben Hsieh, Thomas Yi, Scott A. Collins, Benjamin Kimia, Paul J. Zhang, Terrance Healey, Zishu Zhang, Harrison X. Bai
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Lisa Loi, Ferdinand Zimmermann, Steffen Goerke, Andreas Korzowski, Jan-Eric Meissner, Katerina Deike-Hofmann, Anne Stieber, Peter Bachert, Mark Edward Ladd, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Sarah Schott, Daniel Paech
ConclusionThe proposed multiparametric MRI-based SLICs+MTh method performs noninvasive assessment of NACT response in osteosarcoma that may improve cancer treatment monitoring, planning, and overall prognosis.Key Points• The simple linear iterative clustering supervoxels and Otsu multithresholding-based technique (SLICs+MTh) successfully estimates the proportion of necrosis, viable tumor, and edema in osteosarcoma in the course of chemotherapy.• The proposed technique is noninvasive and uses multiparametric MRI to measure necrosis as an indication of anticancer treatment response.• SLICs+MTh-based necrosis w...
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: Pathology - Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Tania Franceschini, Elisa Capizzi, Francesco Massari, Riccardo Schiavina, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Francesca Giunchi
Psychologists say anxiety and uncertainty prompt irrational decisions — like turning down a transplant when an organ becomes available.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE may seem harmless but the condition can be a precursor to heart disease so it is important to keep it in check. Nuts have been shown to have a moderating effect on blood pressure and one nut comes out on top.
Publication date: August 2020Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 128Author(s): Qingzhi Guo, Li Li, Qimei Bo, Li Chen, Li Sun, Hongtang Shi
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Blake Sandery, Janis M. Dionne
Authors: Urban AE, Cubała WJ Abstract Eugeroics are a relatively new class of wakefulness-promoting agents. Thegroup includes adrafinil, modafinil and armodafinil. Modafinil is the most widely used and the best studied agent. Indications for the use of modafinil include the treatment of narcolepsy, shift-work sleep disorders and excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea. Many studies show the utility of modafinil and armodafinil in the treatment of depression - both in monotherapy andas potentiation therapy if needed. Modafinil has proven to be effective in the treatment of residual symp...
Publication date: August 2020Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 67Author(s): Nicolas R. Smoll, John D. Mathews, Katrina J. Scurrah