Presurgery and Postsurgery Quality of Life and Associated Factors in Patients With Malignant Neoplasms of the Head and Neck: A 6-Month Follow-up Study
Conclusion Improvement of QOL of patients with head and neck cancer is a long process, which is associated with the clinical and demographic characteristics of patients. Implications for Practice Focusing nursing practice on shoulder and neck function rehabilitation, incision care, and pain management could positively affect QOL among patients with head and neck cancer treated by surgery.
CONCLUSION: Our data supported that physical domains of pre-treatment QoL were predictors for OS and DFMS in HNC patients with free-flap reconstruction. Longitudinal studies are warranted to clarify the prognostic abilities of social-emotional domains. Information on pre-treatment QoL should be taken into account to individualize care plan for these patients, and hence prolong their survival. PMID: 31358241 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion An underrecognized subpopulation of HNC survivors may exist, whose day-to-day functional communication has changed in ways that impact their relationships and sense of self. Implications for Practice Clinical identification of this subpopulation and provision of appropriate interventions are essential to facilitate optimal HRQOL after HNC treatment.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine, within the first year post-head and neck cancer (HNC) diagnosis, the contribution of past and current DSM psychiatric diagnoses (i.e., substance use disorder, major depressive disorder, and anxiety disorder) to extent of opioid prescriptions.
Conclusion: Systemic treatment with Ivermectin, Albendazole and Clindamycin (Triple Therapy) enhances the removal of maggots, early recovery and relief from distress and associated symptoms.
Patients with newly diagnosed head and neck cancer who used marijuana reported strikingly less pain and anxiety than well-matched nonusers. They also reported a greater sense of well-being.Medscape Medical News
Authors: Moussas GI, Papadopoulou AG Abstract Substance abuse is a health problem with serious psychological and psychiatric dimensions and multiple social and economic consequences. Cancer is a disease that threatens not only life and physical integrity but mental health as well. Oncology patients suffer from mental disorders in high rates, especially from depression and anxiety. The role of substance abuse in the pathogenesis of cancer is studied systematically, since there are research data supporting the mutagenic effects of certain substances. It has been supported that a possible dysregulation of the immune s...
ConclusionUsage of PROMs in clinical practice and a nurse consultation is durable, even 5 years after the introduction. This study contributes to better insight into long-term follow-up of implementation, thereby guiding future research and projects that aim to implement PROMs in clinical practice to monitor HRQOL among (head and neck) cancer patients.
AbstractBackgroundHuman papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers have been associated with different demographic profiles and disease characteristics than HPV-unrelated cancers in head and neck patients, but distress and other symptoms have not been compared. The aim of this study was to assess whether distress levels, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression, and common psychological and practical problems differ between head and neck cancer patients with HPV-related vs. HPV-unrelated carcinomas (using oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC) and non-OPC cancers as surrogates for HPV status).MethodsDistress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, pain...
Abstract Pain and anxiety are common symptoms in head and neck cancer patients. The anticonvulsant pregabalin has therapeutic indication for the treatment of pain and anxiety, and may represent a useful drug for both conditions. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between pain and anxiety in rats with facial carcinoma, as the influence of pregabalin treatment in both aspects. Facial carcinoma was induced by subcutaneous inoculation of Walker-256 tumor cells in the vibrissa pad of Wistar rats. On day 6 after inoculation spontaneous facial grooming and conditioned place preference were as...
CONCLUSION: Longitudinal perioperative pain assessment in head and neck patients undergoing surgery suggests that patients with worse preoperative pain continue to endorse worse pain postoperatively and require more narcotics. Patients with preoperative neuropathic pain also report poor pain control postoperatively, suggesting an opportunity to identify these patients and intervene with empiric neuropathic pain treatment. PMID: 28770621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]