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Oropharyngeal Mucositis Pain Effectively Relieved With Indomethacin Oral Spray

Oropharyngeal Mucositis Pain Effectively Relieved With Indomethacin Oral Spray

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Indomethacin oral spray (IM-OS) is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for oropharyngeal mucositis pain in patients with cancer.

Acupuncture May Improve Fatigue in Patients with Lung Cancer

Acupuncture May Improve Fatigue in Patients with Lung Cancer

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Acupuncture was found to improve cancer-related fatigue in patients with lung cancer in as little as 2 weeks, according to results of a double-blind randomized clinical study.

Neuropathic Cancer Pain Linked to Reduced Quality of Life

Neuropathic Cancer Pain Linked to Reduced Quality of Life

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Results of a recent study showed that neuropathic cancer pain (NCP) in patients with cancer was not only associated with a worsened quality of life but is also not adequately managed.

Dexamethasone-Induced Hiccups in Chemotherapy May be Prevented by Rotating to Methylprednisolone

Dexamethasone-Induced Hiccups in Chemotherapy May be Prevented by Rotating to Methylprednisolone

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Rotating dexamethasone and methylprednisolone can help to alleviate dexamethasone-induced hiccups (DIH) without the loss of antiemetic effects in patients undergoing chemotherapy.

FDA Expands Clearance for Cooling Cap Use With Chemotherapy for Solid Tumors

FDA Expands Clearance for Cooling Cap Use With Chemotherapy for Solid Tumors

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The US FDA has granted expanded clearance for the DigniCap Cooling System to include use in patients undergoing chemotherapy for solid tumors in other areas of the body besides the breast.

Long-Term Use of TPO Receptor Agonist Safe in CLL-Associated Immune Thrombocytopenia

Long-Term Use of TPO Receptor Agonist Safe in CLL-Associated Immune Thrombocytopenia

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Case study demonstrates the effectiveness of long-term treatment with an oral nonpeptide receptor agonist in a 69-year-old male patient with CLL-associated ITP.

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Participants with high risk of depression reported lower mood disturbance, anxiety, depression following intervention.

Self-Reports on Adverse Effects From Younger Patients Are Reliable, Accurate

Self-Reports on Adverse Effects From Younger Patients Are Reliable, Accurate

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Children and adolescent patients with cancer are able to accurately report subjective adverse events (AEs) they experience during their cancer treatment, and they are willing to do so.

Program Focuses on How to 'Look Good Feel Better' During Cancer Treatment

Program Focuses on How to 'Look Good Feel Better' During Cancer Treatment

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American Cancer Society (ACS) program teaches patients with cancer how to repair their physical image when faced with the changes in their appearance brought on by cancer treatments.

Clinical Pathways: Paving the Way to Improve Patient-Centered and Cohesive Cancer Care

Clinical Pathways: Paving the Way to Improve Patient-Centered and Cohesive Cancer Care

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Cancer centers and hospital networks are finding both utility and value in clinical care pathways to help standardize diagnosis, treatment, and management of the most common disease presentations.

Lanreotide Eases Carcinoid Syndrome Symptoms in All Patients

Lanreotide Eases Carcinoid Syndrome Symptoms in All Patients

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Lanreotide decreased the proportion of days patients had flushing and diarrhea compared with placebo, even in patients previously responsive to rescue therapy with octreotide.

Brief Intervention Eases Distress in Patients With Advanced Cancer

Brief Intervention Eases Distress in Patients With Advanced Cancer

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Called CALM, the psychological intervention tries to help patients live with their disease rather than just prepare them for the end of life.

Combination Better At Easing Agitated Delirium in Advanced Cancer Patients

Combination Better At Easing Agitated Delirium in Advanced Cancer Patients

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Lorazepam plus haloperidol is more effective than haloperidol alone at reducing agitation, study finds.

Stem Cell Transplant Patients Benefit From Inpatient Palliative Care

Stem Cell Transplant Patients Benefit From Inpatient Palliative Care

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Palliative care added to transplant care improved relief from depression and PTSD symptoms following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Tai Chi Effective, Affordable Alternative to CBT-I for Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Tai Chi Effective, Affordable Alternative to CBT-I for Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Tai chi is as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) for the treatment of insomnia in breast cancer survivors.

Home-based Symptom Management With Caregiver Involvement Improves HRQOL in Advanced Breast Cancer

Home-based Symptom Management With Caregiver Involvement Improves HRQOL in Advanced Breast Cancer

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Trends in caregiver involvement in home-based patient care are introducing new avenues for symptom management and improved health-related quality of life for patients undergoing chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer.

Significant Reductions in CLABSIs Achieved With Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing in Oncology Population

Significant Reductions in CLABSIs Achieved With Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing in Oncology Population

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Daily CHG bathing can safely reduce CLABSIs in oncology patients with central lines, with small variations in efficacy of the practice due to differences in patient population, work processes, and team engagement.

Journaling Improves Adherence to Skin Self-Care During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Journaling Improves Adherence to Skin Self-Care During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Weekly journaling with oncology nurse review ensures adherence to skin self-care in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

PAD4 Inhibition Repairs, Reverses Cancer Tumor-Induced Kidney Damage

PAD4 Inhibition Repairs, Reverses Cancer Tumor-Induced Kidney Damage

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A potential treatment targeting neutrophils holds promise for limiting kidney damage and improving renal function in cancer.

Position Statement on Fracture Risk With AI Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Updated

Position Statement on Fracture Risk With AI Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Updated

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Seven interdisciplinary cancer and bone societies released a position statement updating recommendations for limiting bone loss and fracture risk in patients with early-stage breast cancer undergoing treatment with AIs.

Managing Pain in the Crosshairs of an Opioid Crisis and HCAHPS-related Demands

Managing Pain in the Crosshairs of an Opioid Crisis and HCAHPS-related Demands

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Patient expectations, clinician perception, and institutional objectives create a perfect storm of conflicting interests regarding pain management, especially given the current trend to control opioid use.

Standardized Assessment Tool Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Neurotoxicity

Standardized Assessment Tool Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Neurotoxicity

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Standardized tool improved efficiency and thoroughness of patient assessment and documentation of neurotoxicity caused by high-dose cytarabine.

Improving Patient Satisfaction With Pain Management in Multidisciplinary Radiation Oncology Setting

Improving Patient Satisfaction With Pain Management in Multidisciplinary Radiation Oncology Setting

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Nurse-led project at an urban outpatient radiation oncology center not only achieved improved patient satisfaction regarding pain management.

Rolapitant Eases CINV in Patients Receiving Highly, Moderately Emetogenic Chemotherapy

Rolapitant Eases CINV in Patients Receiving Highly, Moderately Emetogenic Chemotherapy

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Long-acting NK-1 receptor antagonist rolapitant demonstrates significant efficacy in managing CINV in patients receiving HEC or MEC for cancer.

Online Module Seeks to Educate Nurses on the Identification and Management of Hypersensitivity Reactions to Chemotherapy

Online Module Seeks to Educate Nurses on the Identification and Management of Hypersensitivity Reactions to Chemotherapy

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Hypersensitivity reactions in patients receiving chemotherapy are not common, but their serious nature requires that oncology nurses be able to manage them when they occur.

Eischens Yoga May Benefit Men Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Eischens Yoga May Benefit Men Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

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Patients who practiced Eischens yoga twice a week had less fatigue, sexual dysfunction, and certain scores related to quality of life.

Distress Management Tool Gets an Update, Patient Version

Distress Management Tool Gets an Update, Patient Version

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A review of the updated NCCN Guidelines is presented with a look at the newly published Guideline for Patients.

Yoga Can Help Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Yoga Can Help Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

patients with prostate cancer who attended yoga classes had less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function.

Behavior Pain Assessment Tool Measures Pain In Patients Who Cannot Communicate Verbally

Behavior Pain Assessment Tool Measures Pain In Patients Who Cannot Communicate Verbally

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Behavior assessment tool (BPAT) measures pain in critically ill patients who cannot communicate verbally.

Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis: Challenges and Solutions

Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis: Challenges and Solutions

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research discusses the management options for incidents of mastectomy skin flap necrosis (MSFN).

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