Being a Cancer Patient during the Time of COVID-19: Impact of the Pandemic on the Anxiety and the Sleeping Quality of Oncology Patients
Conclusion: Anxiety and sleep quality levels were found comparable to pre-pandemic reports, and the pandemic was not observed to have additional negative impact on cancer patients. Also, universal basal anxiety and sleep disorder that accompany cancer or active treatment were observed in our study. The accurate effects of the pandemic can be analyzed in further studies using repeated data obtained from the same patient group.Chemotherapy
To perform a scoping review of how patients with COVID-19 are affected by acute limb ischaemia (ALI) and evaluate the recommendations of the 2020 ESVS ALI Guidelines for these patients.
Blacks used telemedicine for surgical consults more than whites during the second phase of the pandemic, suggesting they may have relied on virtual visits to access care, a study reveals.Reuters Health Information
ConclusionThe DCE-MRI radiomics model, especially image features extracted from the delayed phases, can help improve the performance in predicting TILs. The radiomics nomogram is effective in predicting TILs in breast cancer.Key Points•Radiomics features extracted from DCE-MRI, especially delayed phase images, help predict TIL levels in breast cancer.•We developed a nomogram based on MRI to predict TILs in breast cancer that achieved the highest AUC of 0.950.
ConclusionWe observed strong reproducibility in the assessment of PI-QUAL between two radiologists with high expertise in prostate mpMRI. At present, PI-QUAL offers clinicians the only available tool for evaluating and reporting the quality of prostate mpMRI in a systematic manner but further refinements of this scoring system are warranted.Key Points•Inter-reader agreement for each single Prostate Imaging Quality (PI-QUAL) score (i.e., PI-QUAL 1 to PI-QUAL 5) was strong, with weighted kappa = 0.85 (95% confidence intervals: 0.51 – 1) and percent agreement = 84%.• Interobserver agreement was strong wh...
This study was designed to compare the detection of subtle lesions (calcification clusters or masses) when using the combination of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and synthetic mammography (SM) with digital mammography (DM) alone or combined with DBT.MethodsA set of 166 cases without cancer was acquired on a DBT mammography system. Realistic subtle calcification clusters and masses in the DM images and DBT planes were digitally inserted into 104 of the acquired cases. Three study arms were created: DM alone, DM with DBT and SM with DBT. Five mammographic readers located the centre of any lesion within the images that s...
This article analyzes the burden of COVID-19 on patients with opioid addiction and discusses the beneficial policy changes that improve access to substance abuse care.
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The number of people living with chronic immunosuppression is increasing in the United States. Patients with HIV, those who have had bone marrow or solid organ transplants, and patients taking biologics for autoimmune diseases are at increased risk for skin cancer. Skin cancer in these patients is more aggressive and more likely to metastasize and cause death. Medications and individual risk factors such as sex, age, and ethnicity are independent risk factors for the development of skin cancer. Routine screening and aggressive treatment of actinic keratoses and nonmelanoma skin cancers can reduce patients' skin cancer burd...
Using tofacitinib to treat rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of developing cancer by 48% vs a TNF inhibitor, according to a safety analysis published in The New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information
Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, Published online: 28 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41391-021-00334-3Prostate Cancer: a comparison of focal therapy and radical prostatectomy