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Persistent Chemo-Induced Neuropathy Impacts Functioning

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy can affect physical functioning years after treatment ends, and has been associated with a nearly twofold higher risk for falls.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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After Great Pain, a Cold Cap for Chemo Hair Loss Came

Refrigeration expertise and anguish from the adverse effects of breast cancer chemotherapy came together in a British family, and gave rise to technologic innovation.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Risk of Heart Damage Follows Some Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors may face an increased risk of heart damage after exposure to certain chemotherapy and radiation treatments, a U.S. analysis suggests.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Mortality and Drug Therapy in Patients With COPD

Find out how different pharmacological COPD treatments impact overall survival. Which ones were shown to reduce mortality?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Victoria Derbyshire breast cancer diary part three: Hair loss - BBC News

BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has revealed she is now wearing a wig, following the hair loss caused by chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Natural History and Outcome of Light Chain Deposition Disease: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: In patients with light chain deposition disease, deep clonal responses to chemotherapy are associated with improved outcomes and should be targeted, even in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.  
medscape.org
almost 4 years ago
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Malignant Pleural Effusion Pleurodesis Strategies

Results of a controlled trial challenge current guidelines that support avoiding nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and use of small chest tubes in patients with malignant pleural effusions undergoing pleurodesis, the researchers say.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Hormone treatment may help prevent premature menopause in cancer patients

Young women with breast cancer who are given a luteinising hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) analogue, triptorelin, alongside chemotherapy are more likely to retain ovarian function, a study in JAMA shows.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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MMR Status and Response to Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer

Does mismatch repair status influence the natural course of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma or its response to pyrimidine-based chemotherapy?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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LHRHa Preserves Ovarian Function in Breast Cancer Chemo

Adding the hormonal drug triptorelin to chemotherapy in premenopausal women with breast cancer to achieve ovarian suppression may preserve their ovarian function.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Managing Nursing Home Residents With Overactive Bladder

The prevalence of urinary incontinence and OAB is high in both male and female nursing home residents, but optimization of pharmacotherapy is difficult due to drug- and drug-disease interactions.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Herceptin Affirmed, Anthracyclines Questioned in Major Trial

The landmark BIRCG-006 trial that helped establish trastuzumab as a standard for early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer continues to stir debate over which chemotherapy to pair it with.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Carboplatin for Early TNBC? Depends on Who You Ask

The benefits of adding carboplatin to first-line chemotherapy for early-stage triple-negative breast cancer are still unclear, but certain patients are a better fit, according to new data.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Toward a Chemotherapy-Free Future for CLL

Drs Bruce Cheson and Kanti Rai discuss some of the highlights in chronic lymphocytic leukemia clinical research from the 2015 American Society of Hematology meeting.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Pharmacists Play Key Role in Mitigating Medication Errors

Human and system errors during code situations are frequent, but pharmacists can have a protective effect.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Neratinib Keeps Benefiting Herceptin-Treated Breast Cancer

New results from the ExteNET study of the investigational drug neratinib following adjuvant trastuzumab chemotherapy confirm a benefit of the agent beyond the previously reported 2-year results.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Skip Chemo in Young Women With Common Breast Cancer Subtype?

Women with Luminal A subtype breast cancers got no benefit from chemotherapy.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Cold Cap to Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo Cleared in US

For the first time in the United States, women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy can wear a cold cap to reduce the risk for hair loss.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Antibiotic Prophylaxis During ALL Induction Halves Infection

The aggressive chemotherapy regimen used to drive acute lymphocytic leukemia into remission leaves children very vulnerable to infection.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Value of mefloquine chemoprophylaxis in military personnel

Gogtay and Ferner raise important issues regarding the use of mefloquine for malaria chemoprophylaxis in British military personnel.1 However, we feel that some points need clarification.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago