SGO Annual Meeting 2017 Coverage

Screening Increases Early Palliative Care, Reduces Aggressive EOL Measures

Screening Increases Early Palliative Care, Reduces Aggressive EOL Measures

Universal screening of women with gynecologic malignancies for early palliative care decreased the use of aggressive measures at the end of life.

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

Endometrial Cancer Survivors in High-Poverty Areas Have Impaired Access to Self-Care Resources

Living in a high-poverty region is associated with lower access to obesity-related self-care resources.

Web-based Symptom Management Improves Symptom Controllability in Ovarian Cancer

Web-based Symptom Management Improves Symptom Controllability in Ovarian Cancer

Nurse-guided and self-directed web-based symptom management interventions (WRITE Symptoms) improved symptom controllability among women with recurrent ovarian cancer.

Comorbidities May Predict Non-Home Discharge After Hysterectomy

Comorbidities May Predict Non-Home Discharge After Hysterectomy

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

Some Quality Metrics Inconsistent With Long-Term Clinical Outcomes Goals

Some Quality Metrics Inconsistent With Long-Term Clinical Outcomes Goals

Study finds that instituting a health system-wide quality metric, such as postoperative hospital readmission rate, may be inconsistent with long-term clinical outcomes goals.

Perioperative Pain Control Reduces Need for Postoperative Narcotics After Hysterectomy for Uterine Cancer

Perioperative Pain Control Reduces Need for Postoperative Narcotics After Hysterectomy for Uterine Cancer

Preoperative intravenous acetaminophen plus local infiltration of LB during hysterectomy and surgical staging of uterine cancer may reduce the need for postoperative narcotics.

Chemotherapy or VBT Improve Survival in Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma

Chemotherapy or VBT Improve Survival in Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma

Use of chemotherapy or vaginal brachytherapy (VBT) may improve survival among patients with early-stage uterine papillary serous carcinoma.

Perioperative Celecoxib Reduces Outpatient Narcotic Use After Hysterectomy

Perioperative Celecoxib Reduces Outpatient Narcotic Use After Hysterectomy

Perioperative celecoxib use during hysterectomy may reduce the need for oral narcotics after hospital discharge.

High Rates of Persistent Opioid Use 6 Months After RT for Cervical Cancer

High Rates of Persistent Opioid Use 6 Months After RT for Cervical Cancer

Nearly 3 in 10 cervical cancer survivors were still using opioids at 6 months after completing radiotherapy.

Nonadherence to Guidelines, Low-Volume Centers Linked to Lower Cervical Cancer Survival

Nonadherence to Guidelines, Low-Volume Centers Linked to Lower Cervical Cancer Survival

Nonadherence to NCCN guideline treatment recommendations was strongly associated with decreased survival from early-stage cervical cancer.

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