Olaparib-Induced Severe Folate Deficiency in a Patient With Advanced Ovarian Cancer.
PMID: 31199709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - June 14, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shammo JM, Usha L, Richardson KJ, Elliott E, Dewdney S, Venugopal P, Cobleigh M, Kuzel TM Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Malnutrition in Cancer Care: Time to Address the Elephant in the Room.
PMID: 31188710 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - June 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Walsh D, Szafranski M, Aktas A, Kadakia KC Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Conversations About Financial Issues in Routine Oncology Practices: A Multicenter Study.
CONCLUSION: Financial issues were raised in approximately one in four academic oncology visits. These brief conversations were usually initiated by patients/caregivers, went frequently unaddressed by clinicians, and seemed to influence medical decision making and work processes and contribute to distress. Themes identified shed light on the kinds of gaps that must be addressed to help patients with cancer cope with the rising cost of care. PMID: 31162996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - June 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Warsame R, Kennedy CC, Kumbamu A, Branda M, Fernandez C, Kimball B, Leppin AL, O'Byrne T, Jatoi A, Lenz HJ, Tilburt JC Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Management of Cancer-Associated Anemia With Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents: ASCO/ASH Clinical Practice Guideline Update.
PMID: 31162997 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - June 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Bohlius J, Bohlke K, Lazo-Langner A Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Drug Recovery and Copay Assistance Program in a Community Cancer Center: Charity and Challenges.
CONCLUSION: A DRCAP increased availability of otherwise unaffordable parenteral oncolytics and resulted in cost savings for our institution. Adolescents and young adults were disproportionately represented because of inadequate or no insurance. Despite the salutary benefits, such programs likely inflate the overall cost of cancer care. Cancer care providers participating in a DRCAP will remain in this conundrum until market forces can affect the cost of oncology therapeutics. PMID: 31162998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - June 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Siegel RD, Slough RG, Crosswell HE, Standifer TM, Borron ME, Pringle DL, Hancock KK, Widener LH, Hill EB, Spann TF, Stoeppler-Biege KM Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Indirect Force Control of a Cable-Driven Parallel Robot: Tension Estimation using Artificial Neural Network trained by Force Sensor Measurements.
Abstract In a cable-driven parallel robot (CDPR), force sensors are utilized at each winch motor to measure the cable tension in order to obtain the force distribution at the robot end-effector. However, because of the effects of friction in the pulleys and the unmodeled cable properties of the robot, the measured cable tensions are often inaccurate, which causes force-control difficulties. To overcome this issue, this paper presents an artificial neural network (ANN)-based indirect end-effector force-estimation method, and its application to CDPR force control. The pulley friction and other unmodeled effects are ...
Source: JOP - June 1, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Piao J, Kim ES, Choi H, Moon CB, Choi E, Park JO, Kim CS Tags: Sensors (Basel) Source Type: research

Development and Implementation of a Cancer Quality Index in Queensland, Australia: A Tool for Monitoring Cancer Care.
CONCLUSION: The CQI is a valuable tool to track progress in delivering safe, quality cancer care within health care services. Critical to its development and implementation has been the involvement of clinicians from several disciplines and the availability of population-based data. We found the CQI to be a sensitive tool able to detect changes over time. PMID: 31150310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 31, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Walpole ET, Theile DE, Philpot S, Youl PH, for Cancer Alliance Queensland Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Practice, Preferences, and Practical Tips From Primary Care Physicians to Improve the Care of Cancer Survivors.
CONCLUSION: Most PCPs are engaged in cancer survivorship care but report barriers to optimal care delivery. Opportunities to improve care could include targeted education to increase preparedness to deliver survivorship care, and optimization of communication among providers, including active survivorship care plans in the EHR. PMID: 31150311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 31, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: McDonough AL, Rabin J, Horick N, Lei Y, Chinn G, Campbell EG, Park ER, Peppercorn J Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Screening Implementation in the Community Setting in the United States.
CONCLUSION: These data validate that responsible screening can take place in a community setting and that lung cancers detected by low-dose computed tomography screening are often diagnosed at an early, more treatable stage. Lung cancer screening programs have developed different ways to address requirements, but many implementation challenges remain. PMID: 31150312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 31, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Copeland A, Criswell A, Ciupek A, King JC Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Bolstering Outpatient Advanced Care Planning and Palliative Care in Oncology: Why and How.
PMID: 31150313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 31, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Desai A, Schneiderman H Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Assessing Financial Toxicity in Patients With Cancer: Moving Away From a One-Size-Fits-All Approach.
PMID: 31125283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Perrone F, Di Maio M, Efficace F, Gallo C, Giannarelli D, Montesarchio V, Riva S Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Anticonvulsant Prophylaxis and Steroid Use in Adults With Metastatic Brain Tumors: ASCO/SNO Joint Endorsement Summary of College of Neurologic Surgeons Guidelines.
PMID: 31125284 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 24, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chang SM, Messersmith H, Vogelbaum MA Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Mind the Gap: Precision Oncology and Its Potential to Widen Disparities.
PMID: 31112478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Huey RW, Hawk E, Offodile AC Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Financial Toxicity After Cancer in a Setting With Universal Health Coverage: A Call for Urgent Action.
CONCLUSION: Patients with cancer may not be fully protected against financial hardships, even in settings with universal health coverage. Nonmedical costs also contribute as important drivers of financial toxicity in these settings. PMID: 31112479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Bhoo-Pathy N, Ng CW, Lim GC, Tamin NSI, Sullivan R, Bhoo-Pathy NT, Abdullah MM, Kimman M, Subramaniam S, Saad M, Taib NA, Chang KM, Goh PP, Yip CH Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Implementation of Precision Cancer Medicine: Progress and the Path to Realizing the Promise of Tumor Sequencing.
PMID: 31112480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Bradbury AR Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Would Regionalization of Systemic Cancer Therapy Improve the Quality of Cancer Care?
PMID: 31112481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Raphael MJ, Siemens DR, Booth CM Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Assessment of the Need for a Hematology-Specific Fellowship Curriculum for Advanced Practice Providers Using a Needs-Based Survey.
CONCLUSION: This needs-based assessment project confirmed the necessity to develop a hematology-specific fellowship for APPs and helped to optimize the curriculum. PMID: 31112482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hwa YL, Marshall AL, Shelly JL, Colborn LK, Nowakowski GS, Lacy MQ Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Cancer Centers Hitting the Target: We Are Precise, But Are We Accurate?
PMID: 31112483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Zuckerman DS Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Improved Compliance With Anesthesia Quality Measures After Implementation of Automated Monthly Feedback.
Abstract PURPOSE: Minimization of postoperative complications is important in patients with cancer. We wished to improve compliance with anesthesiology quality measures through staff education reinforced with automated monthly feedback. METHODS: The anesthesiology department implemented a program to capture and report quality metrics. After staff education, monthly e-mail reports were sent to each anesthesiology physician and nurse anesthetist to detail individual compliance rates for a set of quality measures. For each measure, the proportion of patient cases that passed the measure before and after implemen...
Source: JOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: McCormick PJ, Yeoh C, Vicario-Feliciano RM, Ervin K, Tan KS, Yang G, Mehta M, Tollinche L Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Naloxone and Maintenance Naltrexone as Novel and Effective Therapies for Immunotherapy-Induced Pruritus: A Case Report and Brief Literature Review.
PMID: 31107626 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Singh R, Patel P, Thakker M, Sharma P, Barnes M, Montana S Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Duration of Oxaliplatin-Containing Adjuvant Therapy for Stage III Colon Cancer: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Summary.
PMID: 31107627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lieu C, Kennedy EB, Baxter N Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Cancer Drug Use in the Last Month of Life in Men With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer.
CONCLUSION: More than one quarter of patients received CRPC drug therapies in the last month of life. Persistent chemotherapy, abiraterone, bone-targeted therapies, and medical castration drugs in the last month of life may be an indicator of inappropriate and expensive end-of-life care. PMID: 31107628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hu J, Aprikian AG, Vanhuyse M, Dragomir A Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Spending for Advanced Cancer Diagnoses: Comparing Recurrent Versus De Novo Stage IV Disease.
We describe the absolute difference in mean monthly spending for de novo versus recurrent patients, and we estimate differences after controlling for type of advanced cancer, year of diagnosis, age, sex, comorbidity, and other factors. RESULTS: We identified 54,982 patients with advanced cancer. Before diagnosis, mean monthly spending was higher for recurrent patients (absolute difference: breast, $1,412; colorectal, $3,002; lung, $2,805; all P
Source: JOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hassett MJ, Banegas M, Uno H, Weng S, Cronin AM, O'Keeffe Rosetti M, Carroll NM, Hornbrook MC, Ritzwoller DP Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Oncologists' Attitudes and Practice of Addressing Diet, Physical Activity, and Weight Management With Patients With Cancer: Findings of an ASCO Survey of the Oncology Workforce.
CONCLUSION: In a survey of oncology providers, attention to weight management, physical activity, and diet in patients with cancer was high during and after cancer treatment but often did not result in referrals to support lifestyle change. Future work is needed to support education and training of oncology providers to facilitate referrals and overcome barriers to implementation of weight management and physical activity programs for patients with cancer. PMID: 31095436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ligibel JA, Jones LW, Brewster AM, Clinton SK, Korde LA, Oeffinger KC, Bender CM, Tan W, Merrill JK, Katta S, Alfano CM Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

National Trends in End-of-Life Care for Veterans With Advanced Cancer in the Veterans Health Administration: 2009 to 2016.
Abstract PURPOSE: It is imperative to provide quality end-of-life (EOL) care for patients with cancer. Although rates of hospice use within the Veterans Health Administration have improved, antineoplastic administration and intensive care unit (ICU) admission at the EOL, indicators of aggressive care, have not clearly declined over recent years. METHODS: We identified 32,665 veterans diagnosed with stage IV lung, colorectal, or pancreatic cancer who died between 2009 and 2016 using a novel EOL Dashboard Tool created from Veterans Administration Cancer Registry data. This EOL tool reports the incidence of anti...
Source: JOP - May 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Smith CEP, Kamal AH, Kluger M, Coke P, Kelley MJ Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Role of Treatment Deintensification in the Management of p16+ Oropharyngeal Cancer: ASCO Provisional Clinical Opinion Summary.
PMID: 31046574 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - May 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Adelstein DJ, Ismaila N, Ridge JA Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

The influence of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on complications of immediate DIEP flap breast reconstructions.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated similar complication rates for patients with and without neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to immediate breast reconstruction, indicating that it is safe to perform an immediate DIEP flap breast reconstruction after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PMID: 31030303 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 27, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Beugels J, Meijvogel JLW, Tuinder SMH, Tjan-Heijnen VCG, Heuts EM, Piatkowski A, van der Hulst RRWJ Tags: Breast Cancer Res Treat Source Type: research

Impact of a Cancer Urgent Care Clinic on Regional Emergency Department Visits.
CONCLUSION: Although only one in eight emergency department-visiting patients also used the urgent care clinic, the growth rate of emergency department visits fell by half after the urgent care clinic was established. PMID: 31021677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 25, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hong AS, Froehlich T, Clayton Hobbs S, Lee SJC, Halm EA Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Opioids and Cancer Pain: Patient Needs and Challenges to Treatment From the Perspective of a Survivor and Patient Advocate.
PMID: 31013178 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 23, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Cooper AF Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

US Food and Drug Administration Efforts to Support Pain Management and Opioid Access to Patients With Cancer.
PMID: 31013179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 23, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hertz SH, Throckmorton DC Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Opioids and cancer pain: patient needs and access challenges.
OPIOIDS AND CANCER PAIN: PATIENT NEEDS AND ACCESS CHALLENGES. J Oncol Pract. 2019 Apr 23;:JOP1900050 Authors: PMID: 31013180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 23, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Opioids and Cancer Pain: Patients' Needs and Access Challenges.
PMID: 31013181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 23, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Page R, Blanchard E Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Identification and Management of Lymphedema in Patients With Breast Cancer.
Abstract Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a potentially debilitating and often irreversible complication of breast cancer treatment. Risk of BCRL is proportional to the extent of axillary surgery and radiation. Other risk factors include obesity and infections. Given the 5-year survival rate of 90% and its potential impact on the quality of life of survivors of breast cancer, BCRL has become a significant financial burden on the health care system. Minimizing axillary surgery and radiation has been proven to reduce the risk of BCRL. Comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment at the time of initial diagno...
Source: JOP - April 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tandra P, Kallam A, Krishnamurthy J Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Overview of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.
PMID: 31009282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Coccia PF Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Clinical Factors Associated With Cost in Head and Neck Cancer: Implications for a Bundled Payment Model.
CONCLUSION: The number of treatment modalities required is the primary driver of cost in HNC. These data can simplify development of a comprehensive HNC BPM. PMID: 31009283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tom MC, Ross RB, Koyfman SA, Adelstein DJ, Lorenz RR, Burkey BB, Shah C, Suh JH, Bolwell BJ, Savage C, Platz S, Ward MC Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Clinician Perspectives on Electronic Health Records, Communication, and Patient Safety Across Diverse Medical Oncology Practices.
CONCLUSION: Practices vary in their performance of patient safety actions. Supporting clinicians to integrate technology and strengthen communication are promising intervention targets. The inverse relationship between reliance on EHRs and safety suggests that technology may not facilitate clinicians' ability to attend to patient safety. Efforts to improve cancer care quality should focus on more seamless integration of EHRs into routine care delivery and emphasize increasing the capacity of all care clinicians to communicate effectively and coordinate efforts when administering high-risk treatments in ambulatory settings....
Source: JOP - April 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Patel MR, Friese CR, Mendelsohn-Victor K, Fauer AJ, Ghosh B, Bedard L, Griggs JJ, Manojlovich M Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Recommended Cancer Screening in Accountable Care Organizations: Trends in Colonoscopy and Mammography in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Abstract PURPOSE: Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a delivery and payment model designed to encourage integrated, high-value care. We designed a study to test the association between ACOs and two recommended cancer screening tests, colonoscopy for colorectal cancer and mammography for breast cancer. METHODS: Using the random 20% sample of Medicare claims, beneficiaries were attributed to ACO or non-ACO cohorts on the basis of providers' enrollment in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. An inverse probability of treatment weighting was used to balance patient characteristics between ACO and non-ACO c...
Source: JOP - April 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Cole AP, Krasnova A, Ramaswamy A, Fletcher SA, Friedlander DF, McNabb-Baltar J, Melnitchouk N, Lipsitz SR, Sun M, Kibel AS, Golshan M, Haider AH, Weissman JS, Trinh QD Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Successful Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Chemotherapy Efficiency Initiative at a Community Hospital.
CONCLUSION: A strategy involving prepreparation of chemotherapy on the day before the scheduled infusion is feasible to implement at a busy community hospital infusion center and is associated with significant improvement in infusion center efficiency as well as patient and employee satisfaction. PMID: 30990730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 16, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Parkes A, Nusrat M, Di Tomasso PM, Davis L, Ogbonnaya S, Iwuorie M, Patel S, Abraham TG, Mack R, Bhadkamkar NA, Ma H, Nazario LA, Ramondetta L, Rosenstock A, Rieber AG Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Exceptional Response to Pembrolizumab in a Patient With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer With Pancytopenia From Myelophthisis.
PMID: 30964731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 9, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Vlachostergios PJ, Geyer JT, Miller J, Kosloff R, Beltran H, Tagawa ST Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Infusion Efficiency Workgroup Study: Optimizing Patient Flow in Infusion Centers.
CONCLUSION: There is a high degree of variation among cancer centers in regard to planned chair time for the same chemotherapy regimens, providing opportunities for improved efficiency, increased revenue, and more standardization across centers. The NCCN Workgroup demonstrates potential revenue impact and provides recommendations for cancer centers to move toward more efficient and more standard practices. PMID: 30964732 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 9, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Sugalski JM, Kubal T, Mulkerin DL, Caires RL, Moore PJ, Fiorarancio Fahy R, Gordon JN, Augustyniak CZ, Szymanski GM, Olsen M, Frantz DK, Quinn MA, Kidd SK, Krause DM, Carlson RW, Stewart FM Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Critical Analysis of Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Web Sites in the United States.
CONCLUSION: Hematology-oncology fellowship Web sites vary considerably in the level and nature of content they contain. Because applicants rely on online information for decision making, more comprehensive online content may promote a better fit between program and applicant. There is room for improvement in hematology-oncology fellowship Web sites, and programs may consider directing resources toward enhancing these Web sites. PMID: 30964734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 9, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ruddell JH, Ahmed SA, Tang OY, Schiffman FJ, Quesenberry MI, Eltorai AEM Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Characteristics of Emergency Department Visits and Select Predictors of Hospitalization for Adults With Newly Diagnosed Cancer in a Safety-Net Health System.
CONCLUSION: ED visits are common among safety-net patients with newly diagnosed cancer, and hospitalizations may be influenced by nonclinical factors. The majority of ED visits made by adults with newly diagnosed cancer in a safety-net health system could potentially be routed to an alternate site of care, such as a cancer urgent care clinic. PMID: 30964735 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 9, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hong AS, Sadeghi N, Harvey V, Lee SC, Halm EA Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Treat-and-Release Emergency Department Utilization by Patients With Gynecologic Cancers.
CONCLUSION: Patients with gynecologic cancers, and cervical cancer in particular, are frequently seen in the ED with issues that could be less expensively managed in an outpatient clinic or urgent care setting. Visit frequency, but not per-visit cost, is increasing over time. PMID: 30964736 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 9, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Albright BB, Delgado MK, Latif NA, Giuntoli RL, Ko EM, Haggerty AF Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

High-Cost Hospitalizations Among Elderly Patients With Cancer.
CONCLUSION:: High-cost cancer visits were five times more expensive than the remaining visits. Identification of high-cost visits and the associated factors may help provide tailored strategies to effectively manage costly inpatient admissions. PMID: 30946640 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Avila J, Jupiter D, Chavez-MacGregor M, de Oliveira C, Kaul S Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach for Generating Survivorship Care Plan Treatment Summaries in Patients With Breast Cancer.
Abstract INTRODUCTION:: The optimal structure for survivorship care plan (SCP) programs and methodology for generating treatment summaries (TSs) has not yet been defined, but the Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers both mandate that participating oncology programs implement SCP-TS processes for patients that have completed treatment. METHODS:: We used the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Plan-Do-Study-Act model for conducting a quality improvement project evaluating two different SCP-TS programs implemented at the Henry Ford Health System/Henry Ford Cancer Inst...
Source: JOP - April 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ivanics T, Proctor E, Chen Y, Ali H, Severson D, Nasser H, Colbert S, Susick L, Walker E, Petersen L, Bensenhaver J, Loutfi R, Nathanson SD, Newman LA Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Potentially Avoidable Hospital Readmissions in Patients With Advanced Cancer.
We examined predictors of PARs using nonlinear mixed-effects models with binomial distribution. RESULTS:: We enrolled 200 (86.2%) of 232 patients who were approached. For these 200 patients, we reviewed 277 total hospital readmissions and identified 108 (39.0%) of these as PARs. The most common reasons for PARs were premature discharge from a prior hospitalization (30.6%) and failure of timely follow-up (28.7%). PAR hospitalizations were more likely than non-PAR hospitalizations to experience symptoms as the primary reason for admission (28.7% v 13.0%; P = .001). We found that married patients were less likely to expe...
Source: JOP - April 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Johnson PC, Xiao Y, Wong RL, D'Arpino S, Moran SMC, Lage DE, Temel B, Ruddy M, Traeger LN, Greer JA, Hochberg EP, Temel JS, El-Jawahri A, Nipp RD Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Ensuring Effective Care Transition Communication: Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record-Based Tool for Improved Cancer Treatment Handoffs Between Clinic and Infusion Nurses.
CONCLUSION:: Multidisciplinary stakeholders guided the development and implementation of a standard handoff process and an EMR-based tool to optimize communication between nurses during patient transition. The intervention was associated with a reduction in the proportion of medication errors as the result of ineffective handoffs. In addition, the intervention improved communication between nurses. PMID: 30946643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Pandya C, Clarke T, Scarsella E, Alongi A, Amport SB, Hamel L, Dougherty D Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Germline BRCA1 Deletion as Driver Mutation for Metastatic Urachal Adenocarcinoma in Patient Who Achieved Complete Response to Rucaparib.
PMID: 30939057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Seto T, Pujare D, Song MN, Lee J, Huber R, Sam D, Pan M Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Early Detection for Colorectal Cancer: ASCO Resource-Stratified Guideline Summary.
PMID: 30939058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 2, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lopes G, Stern MC, Temin S, Cruz Correa M Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research

Treatment of Patients With Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer: ASCO Resource-Stratified Guideline Summary.
PMID: 30933543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: JOP)
Source: JOP - April 1, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Costas-Chavarri A, Temin S, Shah MA Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research