Novel preparation formulation is as effective and safe as current colon prep for colonoscopy. Plus, study participants gave the prep experience a high satisfaction rating.
Questionnaires completed by patients with cancer considering enrollment in early-stage clinical trials indicate they may have unrealistic expectations.
Older cancer survivors' self-reports of sexual activity and functioning are comparable to age-matched people without cancer; despite this, sexual dissatisfaction is more prevalent among cancer survivors than age-matched cancer-free persons.
Emotional distress is associated with an increased likelihood of opting for surgery among men with localized prostate cancer.
Ethnicity influences patient decision to pursue active treatment and serial biopsies in active surveillance
Choosing no treatment and regular check-ups didn't seem to stress men with low-risk disease
Using an online decision-support tool led to most men with low-risk prostate cancer choosing active surveillance with less conflict about their decision.
Cancer research relies of patients with cancer to participate in clinical trials. However, many patients cite various fears and misconceptions — some supported by physicians - as reasons for why they decline to participate in clinical trials.
Health Care Reform Has No Impact on Role of Safety-Net Hospitals in Providing Care to Minority Patient PopulationsJuly 08, 2016
After implementation of health insurance reforms in Massachusetts that also expanded access to care to non-safety-net hospitals, researchers found that minority-serving hospitals are vital to providing care for these patient populations.
To improve patient comfort during full-body skin cancer screenings, dermatologists should respect patients' preferences for the gender of the examining clinician and for how the genital area is examined.
A nurse-directed independent survey for patient feedback can inform measurable improvements in patient education and satisfaction survey scores.
Patients with breast cancer increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit.
Patients with slow-growing prostate cancer are increasingly opting for active surveillance and only changing treatment plan if the disease changes to a higher risk form to avoid unnecessary and potentially toxic treatments.
Patients with suspected malignant melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma prefer other means to receive their biopsy results than face-to-face.
Families of patients with cancer are more likely to seek information online than support.
A new study has linked satisfaction with nurse navigators to satisfaction with cancer-related care.
Patients and their families believe that teams that include nurse practitioners are more effective, according to recent research.
Physician's expertise, time spent in exam room, and online access to info were key factors in trend.
Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies Are Commonly Used by Hospitalized Patients With CancerDecember 30, 2015
More than 95% of hospitalized patients with cancer express interest in complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches if these therapies are offered to them during their hospital stay.
Cancer trial participation decreases with decreasing annual household income, according to recent data.
Psychosocial support for donor siblings of bone marrow transplant patients is a significant part of the care provided by the transplant team.
Patients' constant proximity to nurses gives them opportunities and the ease of familiarity to ask difficult questions. When answering, nurses should remember that part of the answer is the patient's choice of who to ask.
After undergoing seven cancer-related surgeries, this survivor used her experience to develop a product that makes acute postsurgical period easier for patients.
Although do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders after in-hospital cardiac arrest were generally aligned with patients' likelihood of favorable neurological survival, almost two-thirds of patients with the worst prognosis did not have DNR orders, according to a new study.
A new risk assessment scoring system could help physicians determine which patients can forgo invasive colonoscopy for cancer screening and which patients should undergo the procedure.
Religious or spiritual considerations were discussed in 16% of family meetings in ICUs, but health care professionals only rarely explored the patient's or family's religious or spiritual ideas.
Patient-centered toolkit (PCTK) improves communication between patients, caregivers, and health care teamSeptember 03, 2015
A novel web-based, patient-centered toolkit (PCTK) helped patients develop their plan of care.
A leading cancer institute developed an online course that teaches oncology nurses about cancer survivors' fertility options and prospects for adoption.
Patients receiving treatment for prostate cancer are now more likely to receive medical care matched to their level of risk.
Three reviews show correlations with between spirituality and measures of physical, mental, and social health outcomes.
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- How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians
- Short-Term Intervention May Have Long-term Diet Effect in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors
- Panobinostat Modestly Improves OS in Relapsed Multiple Myeloma
- Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts
- Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer
- Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes
- Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients
- Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department
- Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors
- Atypical Teratoid/rhabdoid Tumors: Challenges and Search for Solutions
- New Research Identifies Potential Bladder Cancer Chemotherapy Side Effect
- Pseudohyperkalemia: False Potassium Levels Occur in a Patient With Lymphoma
- Atezolizumab Granted FDA Approval for Specific Cases of NSCLC
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