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Consultation with specialist palliative care services in palliative sedation: considerations of Dutch physicians.
Palliative sedation is considered a normal medical practice by the Royal Dutch Medical Association. Therefore, consultation of an expert is not considered mandatory. The European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) framework for palliative sedation, however, is more stringent: it considers the use...
Population-based comparison of two feeding tube approaches for head and neck cancer patients receiving concurrent systemic-radiation therapy...
The purpose of this study is to compare patient outcomes between a therapeutic versus a prophylactic gastrostomy tube (GT) placement approach in patients treated with concurrent systemic and radiation (SRT) therapy for head and neck cancer (HNC). Outcomes were compared between all HNC patients treat...
Systematic review of anti-inflammatory agents for the management of oral mucositis in cancer patients.
The aim of this project was to review the available literature and define clinical practice guidelines for the use of anti-inflammatory agents for the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis in cancer patients. A systematic review was conducted by the Mucositis Study Group of the Multinational As...
Lower limb lymphedema in gynecological cancer survivors--effect on daily life functioning.
We identified a cohort of 789 eligible women, treated with pelvic radiotherapy alone or as part of combined treatment of gynecological cancer, from 1991 to 2003 at two departments of gynecological oncology in Sweden. As a preparatory study, we conducted in-depth interviews with gynecological cancer...
Challenges of accrual in supportive care trials in pediatric oncology.
Excess risk of Clostridium difficile infection in ovarian cancer is related to exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics.
The purpose of the study was to determine if a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is independently associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The University HealthSystem Consortium database was queried to perform a retrospective cohort study of women with and without ovaria...
Cancer-related fatigue in the elderly.
We performed a systematic review of the literature identified by MEDLINE. The relationship between ageing process and pathogenesis of cancer-related fatigue is still not fully understood. Ageing is associated with an increased prevalence of chronic diseases, decreased functional reserve in multiple...
'They're survivors physically but we want them to survive mentally as well': health care professionals' views on providing potential late ef...
The concept of providing personalised care plans for cancer survivors is receiving increasing attention; a recognised element of a care plan is to provide an indication of the risks and consequences of treatment. This paper reports health care professional (HCP) response to providing cancer survivor...
Impact of oral mucositis on short-term clinical outcomes in paediatric and adolescent patients undergoing chemotherapy.
The purpose of this study is to determine the burden of the peak severity of oral mucositis and severity over time on selected clinical outcomes in paediatric and adolescent patients receiving chemotherapy. A multicentre study enrolled 140 patients between the ages of 6 and 18 years, who had been tr...
Relationship between corticosteroid dose and declines in physical function among allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients...
We further investigated the confounding factors affecting loss of physical function. The study included 113 patients who underwent allo-HSCT between July 2007 and April 2012 at Hyogo College of Medicine Hospital in Japan. Physical function was assessed using tests for hand-grip strength, knee-extens...