Olanzapine added to triplet antiemetic therapy, has been shown to reduce risk of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, but can cause daytime sleepiness.
Parenteral nutrition showed a higher rate of infection than enteral nutrition, according to results of a recent updated literature review and meta-analysis.
A review of the ways that a yoga practice can help patients cope with their cancer and manage the physical symptoms and side effects of treatment.
Patients’ survey responses ranged from the garments cause discomfort to they alleviate discomfort. Some responses indicated patients face a possible trade-off between comfort and protection in finding the optimal support garment.
Investigators at UCSD sought to create a tool to help clinicians predict patients’ risk of persistent opioid use after treatment.
Despite an overall response rate of 57%, this clinical trial was suspended due to safety concerns then closed early due to insufficient activity of the study drug combination.
Relative risks lower for 90-day adverse events of at least grade 3 and 2 compared with photon therapy.
A survey found that dermatologists have more confidence in diagnosing, managing, and their personal knowledge of permanent chemotherapy-induced alopecia compared with clinicians who practice in oncology or primary care/internal medicine.
Prophylactic antibiotics trended toward reducing infection risk at 3 months if given in first 2 to 3 months after MM diagnosis; however, it had no effect on mortality rates.
Review also shows link between acupuncture or acupressure and reduction in analgesic use.