1. Articles in category: Supportive Care

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    1. EUSA Pharma and Apeiron Biologics Receive Positive CHMP Opinion for dinutuximab beta for the Treatment of High-risk neuroblastoma in Europe

      EUSA Pharma and Apeiron Biologics Receive Positive CHMP Opinion for dinutuximab beta for the Treatment of High-risk neuroblastoma in Europe

      HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, England and VIENNA, March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EUSA Pharma (EUSA), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology and oncology supportive care, and Apeiron Biologics today announced that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal...

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      Mentions: Treatment
    2. A Qualitative Inquiry of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivors' Perspectives of Independence.

      "Among the 21 survivors who reported that cancer affected their independence, themes included challenges and motivators to independence following cancer. Challenges to independence included overprotection by parents, financial dependence, problems in healthcare decision-making, and emotional dependence. Motivators included self-confidence, desire for independence, parental support, and inadequate family support."

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    3. Identifying Barriers Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Transitioning to Adult Health Care.

      Identifying Barriers Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Transitioning to Adult Health Care.

      J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2016 Mar 11;

      Authors: Quillen J, Bradley H, Calamaro C

      Abstract The aim of this study was to identify and describe barriers of young adult childhood cancer survivors transitioning to adult health care within 5 years of leaving a pediatric oncology practice.

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    4. Repeated Blood Cultures in Pediatric Febrile Neutropenia: Would Following the Guidelines Alter the Outcome?

      Repeated Blood Cultures in Pediatric Febrile Neutropenia: Would Following the Guidelines Alter the Outcome?

      Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Mar 10;

      Authors: Petty LA, Sokol EA, Bartlett AH, McNeer JL, Alexander KA, Pisano J

      Abstract BACKGROUND: The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines recommend collecting blood cultures for the first 3 days of febrile neutropenia (FN) in the clinically stable oncology patient with persistent fevers.

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    5. Support from healthcare services during transition to adulthood - Experiences of young adult survivors of pediatric cancer.

      Support from healthcare services during transition to adulthood - Experiences of young adult survivors of pediatric cancer.

      Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2016 Apr;21:105-12

      Authors: Svedberg P, Einberg EL, Wärnestål P, Stigmar J, Castor A, Enskär K, Nygren JM

      Abstract PURPOSE: Improved survival rates of pediatric cancer have drawn attention on how to best facilitate long-term follow up and transition from pediatric to adult care.

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    6. Children's Hospital of Michigan DMC Research Team Leads Clinical Trial to Protect the Hearts of Children Who Receive Chemotherapy

      Published in the upcoming March 10, 2016 issue of the authoritative Journal of Clinical Oncology, this new study is likely to change the standard of cardiac care during treatment of many childhood cancer patients.

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    7. Pediatric Oncology Palliative Care: Experiences of General Practitioners and Bereaved Parents.

      Pediatric Oncology Palliative Care: Experiences of General Practitioners and Bereaved Parents.

      J Palliat Care Med. 2015 Mar 1;5(2):214

      Authors: Neilson SJ, Gibson F, Greenfield SM

      Abstract OBJECTIVE: This qualitative study set in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom, aimed to examine the role of the general practitioner (GP) in children's oncology palliative care from the perspective of GPs who had cared for a child with cancer receiving palliative care at home and bereaved parents. METHODS: One-to-one semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 18 GPs and 11 bereaved parents following the death. A grounded theory data ...

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    8. Assessment of quality of life of children and adolescents with cancer during their treatment.

      Assessment of quality of life of children and adolescents with cancer during their treatment.

      Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2016 Feb 16;

      Authors: Vlachioti E, Matziou V, Perdikaris P, Mitsiou M, Stylianou C, Tsoumakas K, Moschovi M

      Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of life of children and adolescents with any type of cancer in all phases of their treatment.

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      Mentions: Treatment
    9. Varicella vaccination in pediatric oncology patients without interruption of chemotherapy.

      Varicella vaccination in pediatric oncology patients without interruption of chemotherapy.

      J Clin Virol. 2016 Jan 7;75:47-52

      Authors: van de Wetering MD, Vossen MT, Jansen MH, Caron HN, Kuijpers TW

      Abstract BACKGROUND: Morbidity and mortality from primary varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection is increased in immunocompromised children. Vaccination of VZV-seronegative cancer patients with live-attenuated varicella vaccine is safe when chemotherapy is interrupted.

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      Mentions: Chemotherapy
    10. An mHealth system for toxicity monitoring of paediatric oncological patients using Near Field Communication technology.

      An mHealth system for toxicity monitoring of paediatric oncological patients using Near Field Communication technology.

      Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:6848-6851

      Authors: Duregger K, Hayn D, Morak J, Ladenstein R, Schreier G

      Abstract Home-based monitoring might be useful to reduce the burden of long-lasting oncological treatment for children. Current telemonitoring applications focus on chronic diseases or elderly people.

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    11. Psychosocial Interventions and Therapeutic Support as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology.

      Psychosocial Interventions and Therapeutic Support as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology.

      Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Dec;62(S5):S585-S618

      Authors: Steele AC, Mullins LL, Mullins AJ, Muriel AC

      Abstract Research indicates that a subset of youths with childhood cancer and their parents will experience significant psychological distress throughout the course of their illness.

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    12. Cochlear Implantation for Profound Hearing Loss After Multimodal Treatment for Neuroblastoma in Children.

      "Patients with profound hearing loss resulting from NBL multimodal therapy can be good candidates for CI, especially for EAS. A soft surgical technique as well as a specifically designed electrode should be applied to this specific population during the CI operation in order to preserve residual hearing and achieve better outcomes."

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    13. Which Variables are Useful for Predicting Severe Infection in Children With Febrile Neutropenia?

      Which Variables are Useful for Predicting Severe Infection in Children With Febrile Neutropenia?

      J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015 Oct 16;

      Authors: Delebarre M, Garnier N, Macher E, Thebaud E, Mazingue F, Leblond P, Duhamel A, Martinot A, Dubos F

      Abstract To distinguish children with chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia (FN) at low risk of severe infection, the variables that are significant risk factors must be identified.

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      Mentions: Chemotherapy
    14. Assessment of Nutritional Status in Children With Cancer and Effectiveness of Oral Nutritional Supplements.

      Assessment of Nutritional Status in Children With Cancer and Effectiveness of Oral Nutritional Supplements.

      Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2015 Sep;32(6):423-432

      Authors: Gürlek Gökçebay D, Emir S, Bayhan T, Demir HA, Gunduz M, Tunc B

      Abstract Malnutrition is a common consequence of cancer in children, but the most effective methods of nutrition intervention are under debate.

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    15. Antifungal prophylaxis in pediatric patients undergoing therapy for cancer: drugs and dosing.

      Antifungal prophylaxis in pediatric patients undergoing therapy for cancer: drugs and dosing.

      Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 18;

      Authors: Lehrnbecher T

      Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients.

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      Mentions: Side Effects
    16. Uni researchers improve quality-of-care for child cancer patients

      Uni researchers improve quality-of-care for child cancer patients

      A device, developed through a collaboration by a team at the University of Huddersfield and a local charity, is set to improve the quality of care for child cancer patients. Medical practitioners and a dedicated charity have signalled that they are highly impressed by the design for a special harness, that safely and comfortably, contains the tubing inserted into the chests of youngsters during treatment.

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    17. Assessing the psychosocial needs and program preferences of adolescents and young adults with cancer.

      PURPOSE: Adolescents and young adults (AYA) are a developmentally distinct cancer group, vulnerable to psychosocial late effects and with a range of unmet psychosocial needs. We sought to better understand psychosocial care needs and program preferences to inform development of more easily accessible and effective AYA psychosocial programs.

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    18. Daily Bathing of Pediatric Patients with Antiseptic Cuts Bloodstream Infections by 59 Percent

      Nashville, Tenn., June 26, 2015--Daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by 59 percent and saved approximately $300,000 in one hospital over a six-month period, according to a new study.

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    19. SIOP 2010 ~ Worldwide Childhood Cancer

      SIOP 2010 ~ Worldwide Childhood Cancer

      Opening Keynote Lecture: Cancer Survival Need Not Be Determined by Income: Lessons from Developing Countries and Focusing on Children ~ Felicia Knaul, United States

      Dr Knaulā€™s talk was extremely eye-opening. She detailed cancer survival rates as a function of per capital income and health spending among developed, developing, and undeveloped countries.

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