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High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Flu Vaccine in Elderly Receiving Chemotherapy

High-Dose vs Standard-Dose Flu Vaccine in Elderly Receiving Chemotherapy

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What information is there about using the newer high-dose flu vaccine in patients with cancer?

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Cancer Development

Increased Diabetes Risk Associated With Cancer Development

A total of 494,189 men and women aged 20 to 70 years without diabetes and with no history of cancer were followed to evaluate cancer and diabetes development.

Lower Risk for Alzheimer Associated With Skin Cancer Diagnoses

Lower Risk for Alzheimer Associated With Skin Cancer Diagnoses

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After adjusting for confounding factors,a significantly decreased risk for subsequent AD was reported among patients with malignant melanoma.

Association Between Multiple Myeloma With VTE and Increased Mortality at 2, 5 Years

Association Between Multiple Myeloma With VTE and Increased Mortality at 2, 5 Years

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A study presented at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting investigated the mortality risk for patients with multiple myeloma who develop VTE.

Peripheral Neuropathy Frequent for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Peripheral Neuropathy Frequent for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Long-term neurotoxicity was more frequently seen with cisplatin than with vinca alkaloids, data indicates.

Evidence-Based Practices, No CLABSIs Achieved Through Quality Improvement

Evidence-Based Practices, No CLABSIs Achieved Through Quality Improvement

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Faced with an increasing CLABSI rate on their oncology unit, nurse leaders at this rural Northwest hospital surveyed their staff to identify the changes they needed to make. Implementing those changes resulted in a dramatic improvement in patient care outcomes.

Treatment and Outcomes of Non-small-cell Lung Cancer Patients With High Comorbidity

Treatment and Outcomes of Non-small-cell Lung Cancer Patients With High Comorbidity

[Cancer Management and Research] The presence of comorbidities is thought to play a significant role in the decision to treat patients with NSCLC, and this impacts survival.

Cancer History Impacts Mortality, Independent of CVRFs

Cancer History Impacts Mortality, Independent of CVRFs

Independent of cardiovascular risk factors, a history of cancer is a significant factor in future longevity.

Cardiovascular Disease Risks Greater With ITP, Especially After Splenectomy

Cardiovascular Disease Risks Greater With ITP, Especially After Splenectomy

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) may be linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but studies have not been conclusive.

New Hypertension Threshold Guides Blood Pressure Management During Cancer Treatment

New Hypertension Threshold Guides Blood Pressure Management During Cancer Treatment

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Publication of the JNC 8 introduces a lower threshold for initiating hypertension treatment during cancer therapy.

Chemotherapy-Related Fatigue Linked to Levothyroxine Use in Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy-Related Fatigue Linked to Levothyroxine Use in Breast Cancer

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In a secondary analysis of the BEATE and INVEST study, researchers followed a link between levothyroxine use, exercise, and fatigue in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy.

Immunotherapy Tolerable for Cancer Patients With Rheumatologic Disease

Immunotherapy Tolerable for Cancer Patients With Rheumatologic Disease

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In this retrospective study, researchers sought to determine if cancer patients with rheumatologic disease would be able to tolerate cancer treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors or if these agents would induce a rheumatologic disease flare.

Depression Predictive of Poor Survival Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer

Depression Predictive of Poor Survival Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer

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In this study, researchers sought to determine the effect depressive symptoms during treatment planning had on immediate and long-term outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer.

Distress, Neuroticism Predict Long-term Emotional Distress After Cancer Diagnosis

Distress, Neuroticism Predict Long-term Emotional Distress After Cancer Diagnosis

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A literature sought to identify which signs and symptoms in patients with new cancer diagnoses indicate a greater likelihood for long-term emotional distress.

Common Oncologic Emergencies That Occur With Multiple Myeloma

Common Oncologic Emergencies That Occur With Multiple Myeloma

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What are the common oncologic emergencies seen in patients with MM?

Mortality Higher in Women With Breast Cancer and Comorbid Mental Illness

Mortality Higher in Women With Breast Cancer and Comorbid Mental Illness

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In a retrospective study of SEER-Medicare data, researchers determined the survival outcomes of women with breast cancer and comorbid mental illness vs those without mental illness.

Risk of Falls, Fractures Greater Among Elderly Patients with Cancer

Risk of Falls, Fractures Greater Among Elderly Patients with Cancer

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Researchers conducted a geriatric assessment of 304 patients with cancer, then followed them in a 2-year study to determine the risk of fractures and falls in older patients.

A Case of Immunotherapy-Induced Myocarditis Concomitant to MG in Lung Cancer

A Case of Immunotherapy-Induced Myocarditis Concomitant to MG in Lung Cancer

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In this case, a female patient with advanced lung cancer experiences a rare episode of nivolumab-induced Herzmyasthenie, emphasizing the need to be aware of the potential for rapid myocarditis concomitant with MG in patients undergoing treatment with anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies.

A Case of Newly Diagnosed PCV After Relapse TTP Complicated by Undiagnosed RA

A Case of Newly Diagnosed PCV After Relapse TTP Complicated by Undiagnosed RA

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This case of a 63-year-old African American male with a complicated history illustrates the need for a comprehensive risk assessment of thrombosis in patients with primary polycythemia vera, especially those with concomitant conditions that predispose to thrombosis.

Severe Mental Illness May Worsen Breast Cancer Survival Outcomes

Severe Mental Illness May Worsen Breast Cancer Survival Outcomes

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Retrospective analysis of data from more than 19,000 women revealed that all-cause mortality rates are higher in women with breast cancer who have a prior diagnosis of a mental illness.

Incidence of Invasive Cervical Cancer May Not Be Affected by HIV Status

Incidence of Invasive Cervical Cancer May Not Be Affected by HIV Status

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HIV infection may not have a contributory effect on the incidence of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) in women as they age.

PHQ-9 and HADS-D May be Limited in Assessment of MDD in Patients With Cancer

PHQ-9 and HADS-D May be Limited in Assessment of MDD in Patients With Cancer

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Results of a recent study found that the effectiveness of the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) in screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients with cancer was limited compared to the standardized diagnostic interview.

Shifts in Cancer Burden for People With HIV Projected

Shifts in Cancer Burden for People With HIV Projected

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Cancer rates among people with HIV, particularly AIDS-defining cancers, are projected to decrease by 2030.

Importance of GM-CSF Autoantibodies in Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis With MPN

Importance of GM-CSF Autoantibodies in Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis With MPN

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A case of simultaneous PAP and MPN diagnoses demonstrate the importance of evaluating for GM-CSF autoantibodies to distinguish autoimmune and secondary forms of PAP.

Genetic Underpinnings of Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms May Provide New Insights

Genetic Underpinnings of Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms May Provide New Insights

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Risk factors for splanchnic vein thrombosis in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms are multifactorial, involving both environmental and host genetic factors.

Comorbidities May Predict Non-Home Discharge After Hysterectomy

Comorbidities May Predict Non-Home Discharge After Hysterectomy

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Presence of 1 risk factor or 2 or more risk factors is associated with non-home discharge after hysterectomy for gynecologic malignancy.

High CVD Risk in Patients With Head, Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

High CVD Risk in Patients With Head, Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

Twenty-three percent of patients with HNSCC had CVD at the time of their diagnosis.

Cancer Risk Higher in Patients With Heart Failure After a First Heart Attack

Cancer Risk Higher in Patients With Heart Failure After a First Heart Attack

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The risk of developing cancer increases in people who experience heart failure after their first heart attack compared with people who experience no heart failure after their first heart attack.

U.S. Cancer Survivors Aging, Battling Other Chronic Conditions

U.S. Cancer Survivors Aging, Battling Other Chronic Conditions

Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, as more patients with cancer live longer.

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Safe as Standard of Care in Patients With HIV-Associated Lymphoma

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Safe as Standard of Care in Patients With HIV-Associated Lymphoma

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Recent results from a multicenter, phase 2 trial suggest that patients with HIV and aggressive lymphoma should receive autologous stem cell transplant as standard of care. Risk of serious complications after transplant in these patients is equal to that of patients without HIV.

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