GI SYMPTOMS DEVELOPING AFTER PELVIC RADIOTHERAPY REQUIRE GASTROENTEROLOGICAL REVIEW
- Structured gastroenterological intervention and improved outcome for patients with chronic gastrointestinal symptoms following pelvic radiotherapy. Henson, Caroline; Davidson, Susan; Ang, Yeng; Babbs, Chris; Crampton, John; Kelly, Mark; Lal, Simon; Limdi, Jimmy; Whatley, Greg; Swindell, Ric; Makin, Wendy; McLaughlin, John // Supportive Care in Cancer;Aug2013, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p2255
Purpose: Fifty percent of patients develop chronic gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms following pelvic radiotherapy that adversely affect quality of life. Fewer than 20 % are referred to a gastroenterologist. We aimed to determine if structured gastroenterological evaluation is of benefit to this...
- The mediating role of optimism on post-radiation quality of life in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Yu, Clara L.M.; Fielding, Richard; Chan, Cecilia L.W. // Quality of Life Research;Feb2003, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p41
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is prevalent in southern China. In non-welfare countries, eating difficulties after radiotherapy may hinder NPC patients' short-term quality of life (QoL) especially regarding work and finance. This study explored the positive mediating role of optimism on the...
- Radiation oncology. // Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Aug97 Supplement, Vol. 20, pS85
Presents an abstract of the research manuscript `Quality of life in patients on radiotherapy waiting lists,' by M. Keyes et al.
- The quality of expectation: healing, palliation or disappointment. Higginson, Irene J. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Dec2000, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p609
The author reflects on the association of the quality of life expectation, with emphasis to healing, palliation or disappointment. Study shows that 35 of the 55 patients had the expectations of healing though curative treatment was only intended for the 19 patients. It reveals that there was a...
- QoL after RP, radiation therapy similar 15 years post-Dx. Bankhead, Charles // Urology Times;Jun2012, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p16
The article reports on the findings of a study led by Dr. Matthew Resnick of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee that showed that quality of life (QoL) after radiation therapy (RP) for prostate cancer patients appears to be similar to that of surgically-treated patients in 15 years. It...
- Adding ADT to radiation does not cause quality of life issues. // Urology Times;Jun2011, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p50
The article presents a study which reports that adding short course androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to radiation therapy does not have a negative affect on quality of life among prostate cancer patients.
- Sex or Surgery -- Erectile Dysfunction after Radical Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer. Kelović, Vesna Lesko; Buković, Damir; Badžek, Saša; Curić, Zvonimir; Kelović, Zlatko; Peršec, Zoran; Pavić, Mato // Collegium Antropologicum;Jun2009, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p529
The maintenance of satisfactory quality of life is major concern in majority of patients who elect treatment for localized prostate cancer We conducted a cross-sectional study to determine sexual function after radical prostatectomy (RP) and external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Study population...
- Gastrointestinal complications of pelvic radiotherapy: are they of any importance? Andreyev, J. // Gut;Aug2005, Vol. 54 Issue 8, p1051
Radiation induced bowel damage affects 6000 individuals annually in the UK, with a negative impact on quality of life. Our understanding of how to treat these patients is dismally lacking an evidence base. Fibrosis seems to be the unifying underlying cause for most symptoms. Progress in...
- Interstitial radiation associated with better health-related quality of life in low-risk prostate cancer. // Hem/Onc Today;3/25/2010, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p38
The article focuses on a study which analyzed the link between interstitial radiation and health-related quality of life among patients with low-risk prostate cancer.