Cost ‐effectiveness of the Collaborative Care to Preserve Performance in Cancer (COPE) trial tele‐rehabilitation interventions for patients with advanced cancers

ConclusionThe delivery of a CCM ‐based, centralized tele‐rehabilitation intervention to patients with advanced stage cancer is highly cost‐effective. Clinicians and care teams working with this vulnerable population should consider incorporating such interventions into their patient care plans.
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

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IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 2464: Oncological-Therapy Related Oral Mucositis as an Interdisciplinary Problem—Literature Review International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph17072464 Authors: Kusiak AlicjaJereczek-Fossa Cichońska Alterio Oral mucositis is a toxic side effect of non-surgical cancer treatments: chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which strongly impair quality of life and can not only cause strong pain, but also lead to problems with basic physiological needs as eating and swallowing. Development of oral mucositis is associated with type, dosage, and schedu...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
VIDEO-ASSISTED thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is used as an alternative to perform resections for lung cancer. The advantage of VATS includes less postoperative pain and fewer analgesic requirements; in addition, there is a reduction in pulmonary complications, shorter length of hospital stay after surgery, and enhanced recovery.1,2 Nevertheless, there still is a need to have an adequate management of pain control in the postoperative period to decrease the risk of pulmonary complications and post-thoracic surgery pain syndrome.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Authors: Zhao S, Xu C, Lin R Abstract BACKGROUND In 2014, a Chinese expert consensus was proposed regarding a titration protocol with controlled-release (CR) oxycodone as a background dose for relieving the moderate to severe cancer pain. This work aimed to summarize its efficacy and safety in our hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS The Good Pain Management (GPM) protocol comprises a CR morphine or oxycodone given every 12-hours as a background dose and an immediate-release (IR) opioid as a rescue dose. Cancer patients with moderate to severe cancer pain were treated with this protocol, and the successful titration (num...
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This article explores the association between opioid therapy and disease progression, and the complexity it adds regarding pain management.Pain
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AbstractNeuropathic pain (NeP) is an intractable pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system. NeP is often challenging to manage because most of the mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Recent investigations in the field of autoimmune neurology have demonstrated that specific autoantibodies against antigens in the somatosensory pathway can cause NeP. Detection of pathogenic autoantibodies in NeP adds to the understanding of the mechanism of pain, which might aid in the development of novel immunotherapies. Therefore, it is necessary to explore novel NeP ‐related autoantibodies to improve the man...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in carcinoma prostate (CaP) has deleterious effect on bone mineral density (BMD) leading to increase incidence of osteoporosis and skeletal-related events. We evaluated bone health status and impact of bone-directed therapy (BDT) and ADT on BMD in these patients from Jan 2015-Dec 2018. Materials and Method: Baseline bone health was assessed using Tc-99 MDP Bone scan/ DEXA scan for patients on ADT. Monthly zoledronic acid (ZA) was given to high-risk candidates (T-score ≤ 2.5 or previous hip/vertebral fracture) or Skel et al. metastatic patients who were rec...
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  Cannabis, weed, marijuana, pot. It goes by several names, but we all know what it smells like. As weed becomes more mainstream, we on the Not Crazy podcast want to know: Is marijuana really an effective treatment for anxiety? Is it just a coping mechanism? Or a vice? In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie look at the research and weigh out the evidence. They also interview Eileen Davidson, a rheumatoid arthritis patient who regularly uses marijuana as a medicine to see what she has to say. What’s your take? Tune in for an open-minded discussion about weed. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REV...
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Socioeconomic status (SES) is an important determinant of disparities in health services and may affect the utilization of hospice care services during end-of-life (EOL) treatment in cancer patients. However, previous studies evaluating the association between SES and utilization of hospice care services among cancer patients revealed inconsistent findings.
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