Prioritizing Chinese Medicine Clinical Research Questions in Cancer Palliative Care: International Delphi Survey

Chinese medicine modalities, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), have been used as palliative interventions among cancer patients. More research should be conducted to confirm their effectiveness.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 12 October 2019Source: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular (English Edition)Author(s): Q. Xu, M. Lv, Y. Xia, Y. Zhao, W. Zhang, Y. ChenAbstractA 42-year-old woman presented with a ten-day history of dysphagia, slight chest pain and occasional vomiting. With the performance of thoracic and abdominal enhanced computed tomography (CT) and upper gastrointestinal contrast, once esophageal cancer was suspected. Significant activity mass in esophagus and mediastinal lymph nodes could be found on the imaging of 18F-FDG PET/CT, which also supported malignancy. However, T...
Source: Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: To enhance the recovery of shoulder mobility, early rehabilitation with a shorter immobilization period should be recommended to patients with breast cancer undergoing reconstruction surgery with TEI. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03541161. PMID: 31598346 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Austin Degnan, of Illinois, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma earlier this year, after complaining of a severe pain in his left leg. He underwent a surgical procedure called a rotationplasty.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Sheriff T, Lin MJ, Dubin D, Khorasani H Abstract Cannabis is increasingly being used world-wide to treat a variety of dermatological conditions. Medicinal cannabis is currently legalized in Canada, 31 states in America and 19 countries in Europe. The authors reviewed the literature on the pharmacology and use of cannabinoids in treating a variety of skin conditions including acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cancer, pruritus, and pain. Cannabinoids have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, anti-ageing, and antimalignancy properties by various mechanisms including interacting with the newly ...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Conclusion: Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery may be a feasible and safe technique for staging early-stage ovarian/tubal cancer. This approach has some advantages included providing easier access to the upper abdominal regions when performing high-level infrarenal para-aortic lymphadenectomy; the 2-cm elastic incision favors fast specimen extraction and colpotomy are avoided. However, the long-term oncologic outcomes need to be further investigated. PMID: 31595144 [PubMed - in process]
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
ObjectiveThe study evaluated systemic opioid utilization before and after initiation of intrathecal drug therapy in patients with chronic, noncancer pain, as well as the effect of opioid elimination on payer costs.MethodsThis was a retrospective cohort analysis of administrative claims data (2011 ‐2016), evaluating patients using systemic opioids for chronic, noncancer pain, newly implanted with an intrathecal drug‐delivery system. Patients were excluded for spasticity, cancer, and device explant. The primary outcome was reduction or discontinuation of systemic morphine milligram equival ents during a 395‐day follow...
Source: Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Basic Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is a significant burden of psychosocial and spiritual concerns among patients with advanced incurable illness in Bangladesh, with sadness being very frequent and of high intensity. Family and friends provide significant emotional and practical support to patients who are seriously ill, but very few patients access any professional support for these concerns.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is substantial inadequacy in pain management in patients with cancer. The BPI-SF should be routinely used to evaluate pain severity, and analgesics should be prescribed equitably without discrimination with regard to gender and socioeconomic status of patients.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: We found no significant effects on the procedural pain in any of the treatment groups compared to placebo. There were only mild side effects. The doses of ketamine might be insufficient for this painful and stressful procedure.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: This RCT shows that perioperative pregabalin may not have a role in the prevention of chronic pain after breast surgeries.
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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