Epidemiology of cancer-associated venous thrombosis

This review describes the literature on incidence of and risk factors for cancer-associated venous thrombosis, with the aim to provide a basis for identification of high-risk patients and for further development and refinement of prediction models. Furthermore, knowledge on risk factors for cancer-related venous thrombosis may enhance the understanding of the pathophysiology of thrombosis in these patients.

via Epidemiology of cancer-associated venous thrombosis.

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Population-based incidence, treatment and survival of patients with peritoneal metastases of unknown origin

The prognosis of PM of unknown origin is extremely poor and did not improve over time. Given the recent progress that has been achieved in selected patients presenting with PM, maximum efforts should be undertaken in order to diagnose the origin of PM as accurately as possible. Potentially effective treatment strategies should be further explored for patients in whom the organ of origin remains unknown.

via Population-based incidence, treatment and survival of patients with peritoneal metastases of unknown origin.

The prevalence of depression and anxiety among Chinese adults with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Springer

We identified high prevalence rates of depression and anxiety among Chinese adults with cancer. The findings support that the prevalence of depression and anxiety among adults with cancer should receive more attention in Chinese medical settings.

via The prevalence of depression and anxiety among Chinese adults with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Springer.

Informed consent provisions strong in only 7 states, group says

Only seven states have strong informed consent provisions ensuring the rights of nursing home residents, according to a new analysis released by the Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC).

via Informed consent provisions strong in only 7 states, group says.

Demographic and clinical characteristics associated with quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Online First – Springer

Findings from this study suggest that the relationships between patient characteristics and common symptoms and QOL differ when disease-specific and generic measures of QOL are evaluated. Additional research is warranted to confirm these findings in COPD patients. Clinicians need to evaluate these common symptoms when planning and implementing symptoms management interventions to improve COPD patients’ QOL.

via Demographic and clinical characteristics associated with quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Online First – Springer.

BMC Geriatrics | Abstract | Prevalence and correlates of fecal incontinence among nursing home residents: a population-based cross-sectional study

Fecal incontinence is a prevalent condition in the nursing home population and is associated with ADL decline, frailty, diarrhea and quality of care. This knowledge is important for staff in nursing home in order to provide the best treatment and care for residents with fecal incontinence.

via BMC Geriatrics | Abstract | Prevalence and correlates of fecal incontinence among nursing home residents: a population-based cross-sectional study.

The prevalence of pain at pressure areas and pressure ulcers in hospitalised patients – Springer

One in six people in acute hospitals experience UPAR pain on ‘at risk’ or PU skin sites; one in every 8 people without PUs and, more than 2 out of every five people with PUs. The results provide a clear indication that all patients should be asked if they have pain at pressure areas even when they do not have a PU.

via The prevalence of pain at pressure areas and pressure ulcers in hospitalised patients – Springer.

Nursing Ward Managers’ Perceptions of Pain Prevalence at the Aged-Care Facilities in Japan: A Nationwide Survey

The ward managers’ perceptions regarding pain prevalence varied; the perceived pain rates were possibly lower than the actual percentages. Insufficient pain management strategies at the HSFERC were also suggested. An appropriate pain management strategy for Japanese aged care and its dissemination are urgently required.

via Nursing Ward Managers’ Perceptions of Pain Prevalence at the Aged-Care Facilities in Japan: A Nationwide Survey.

The epidemiology of psychiatric disorders among women with breast cancer in South Korea: analysis of national registry data – Kang – 2013 – Psycho-Oncology – Wiley Online Library

The incidence rates of psychiatric disorders in Korean women with breast cancer from the nationwide database were much lower than found by previous reports using screening tools. The finding implicates that psychiatric disorders among breast cancer patients tend to be underdiagnosed and undertreated in actual clinical practice. Our epidemiological findings provide important information for establishing a national strategy of cancer care to detect and manage psychiatric problems.

via The epidemiology of psychiatric disorders among women with breast cancer in South Korea: analysis of national registry data – Kang – 2013 – Psycho-Oncology – Wiley Online Library.

Musculoskeletal pain and physical functioning in the oldest old – Mänty – 2013 – European Journal of Pain – Wiley Online Library

The findings of this study suggest that musculoskeletal pain in nonagenarians is highly prevalent and is associated with poor physical performance and disability.

via Musculoskeletal pain and physical functioning in the oldest old – Mänty – 2013 – European Journal of Pain – Wiley Online Library.