Impact of pain, fatigue and dyspnoea on occupational performance in people with advanced cancer: A longitudinal study.

Conclusion: Pain, fatigue and dyspnoea did not seem to highly correlate with occupational performance or impact occupational performance over time of people with advanced cancer. PMID: 31729272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research

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PANCREATIC cancer symptoms can be tricky to diagnose because they are a similar to those associated with other health conditions but it is imperative to recognise the warning signs. One symptom involves pain in certain parts of the body and if you spot these symptoms you should contact your GP immediately.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This article aims to provide clinicians with evidence and clinical practice guidelines for safe and appropriate use of methadone including indication, initiation, and monitoring given its complexity for management of pain in the dynamic oncology setting.
Source: Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Dana Carpender, friend and author of many low-carb cookbooks, provided this review of my new Revised &Expanded Wheat Belly, below. For more of Dana’s signature wit and conversation, you can join her on her engaging Facebook page “Hold the toast press” or visit her Amazon page that lists all her wonderful low-carb cookbooks. It’s funny how things happen. Nine years ago I had already been eating a low carbohydrate diet for 16 years. During that time I had occasionally eaten low carb tortillas and low carb bread. These things were hardly a staple of my diet, but I kept ’em around for the occ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open autoimmune joint pain wheat belly Source Type: blogs
ConclusionWe believe that mesenteric defects should be closed after laparoscopic resection of the left side of transverse colon, regardless of their size.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Jankowska-Polańska B, Polański J, Chabowski M, Rosińczuk J, Mazur G Abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of cognitive adjustment to cancer, assessed on the mini-Mental Adjustment to Cancer (mini-MAC) scale, on perception of anxiety and depression, assessed with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, in patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). There were 185 patients, grouped according to the score of mini-MAC into constructive coping strategies, balanced coping strategies, and destructive coping strategies. We found that patients with predominantly destructive...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Oral mucositis is among the most common tissue toxicities associated with both cytotoxic cancer regimens and head and neck radiotherapy. Current management of oral mucositis might comprise growth factors and cytokines, anti-inflammatory agents, anesthetics, analgesics, antimicrobial and coating agents, cryotherapy and mucosal protectants. Despite its long history and its impact on patients, there are currently no effective options for the prevention or treatment of mucositis. In recent years, more attention has been focused on the role of natural drugs. Verbascoside belongs to the phenylpropanoid glycosides family. Several...
Source: Anti-Cancer Drugs - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionThe present study aimed to indirectly compare apalutamide and enzalutamide with respect to tolerability and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC).MethodsPatient-level data from the SPARTAN study [apalutamide  + androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) versus placebo + ADT] and aggregate published data from the PROSPER study (enzalutamide + ADT versus placebo + ADT) were used. Anchored matching-adjusted indirect comparison (MAIC) was conducted by weighting patients’ baselin...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
The objective response rate (ORR) was 30% (10/33), including three complete responses (CR) (9.1%) and seven partial responses (PR) (21.2%) and a disease control rate (DCR = CR + PR + SD) of 66.7% (22 of 33). The most common adverse reactions, blistering, subcutaneous fat induration, local heat-related pain, vomiting and sinus tachycardia, were observed in association with HT. IL-2, IL-4, TNF-α, and IFN-γ levels in peripheral blood were significantly increased among the clinical responders (p 
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our preliminary analysis demonstrates that the high tumor burden represents the most important pre-treatment factor that could affect treatment completion and that needs to be considered before starting 223Ra-therapy to achieve a better outcome in mCRPC patients. PMID: 31802056 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The measure of a "QoL" index is widely taken into account as one of the most accurate indicators of a patient's health evolution. The results supply us with significant information which is added to the initial management strategy, mainly regarding pain symptomatology and eventual complications and discomforts, while they indicate us towards a thorough realization of each patient's "follow up" individually and the achievement of an optimal Quality of Life level. PMID: 31802050 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
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