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Concurrent Cisplatin and Radiotherapy Versus Cetuximab and Radiotherapy, an Unsolved Problem.

In reply to "Concurrent Cisplatin and radiotherapy versus Cetuximab and radiotherapy, an unsolved problem" by Guler et al.

Member Input: The Challenge of Staffing in Ambulatory Infusion Settings.

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has conducted several member surveys that included questions about staffing but has not established nurse-patient ratios, given the number and complexity of variables that must be considered. The 2016 ONS member survey showed that staffing was the most frequently cited challenge in the practice setting. With the implementation of ONS Communities in 2017, members have the opportunity to network and connect about issues. Staffing in chemotherapy infusion centers has been a f...

Clinician surveys - time to make better use of this valuable resource for dermatologists.

Clinician surveys can be a useful resource to identify uncertainties in practice, determine expert or current opinion, define research priorities (as part of a priority setting partnership) and demonstrate feasibility of undertaking randomised clinical trials (RCT). Online survey programs such as SurveyMonkeyor Google surveys provide a simple step-by-step process to develop electronic surveys at little or no cost. These can be distributed using an email link to a nationwide audience via society membership g...

Quantifying the magnitude and potential influence of missing data in campus sexual assault surveys: A systematic review of surveys, 2010-2016.

To understand how missing data may influence conclusions drawn from campus sexual assault surveys.

Optimum strata boundaries and sample sizes in health surveys using auxiliary variables.

Using convenient stratification criteria such as geographical regions or other natural conditions like age, gender, etc., is not beneficial in order to maximize the precision of the estimates of variables of interest. Thus, one has to look for an efficient stratification design to divide the whole population into homogeneous strata that achieves higher precision in the estimation. In this paper, a procedure for determining Optimum Stratum Boundaries (OSB) and Optimum Sample Sizes (OSS) for each stratum of a...

Portuguese Primary Care physicians response rate in surveys: A systematic review.

Surveys are a useful tool in primary care. However, low response rates can introduce selection bias, impairing both external and internal validity. The aim of this study was to assess the average response rate in surveys with Portuguese general practitioners (GPs).

Treatment, Not Terror: Time for Unique Problem-Solving Partnerships for Cancer Care in Resource-Challenged Environments.

A Bayesian hierarchical model for mortality data from cluster-sampling household surveys in humanitarian crises.

The crude death rate (CDR) is one of the defining indicators of humanitarian emergencies. When data from vital registration systems are not available, it is common practice to estimate the CDR from household surveys with cluster-sampling design. However, sample sizes are often too small to compare mortality estimates to emergency thresholds, at least in a frequentist framework. Several authors have proposed Bayesian methods for health surveys in humanitarian crises. Here, we develop an approach specifically...

The Usability and Acceptability of a Patient-Centered Mobile Health Tracking App Among a Sample of Adult Radiation Oncology Patients.

The usability and acceptability of patient-centered mobile health tracking apps among most clinical populations are unknown. This mixed-methods feasibility study evaluated the usability and acceptability of the Health Storylines app among 32 adult radiation oncology patients in a 2-week trial. Data were collected via pre- and post-app use surveys and digital analytics. Participants accessed the app platform a total of 711 times. The overall usability of the Heath Storylines app was rated favorably, and 81% ...

Nonspecialty Nurse Education: Evaluation of the Oncology Intensives Initiative, an Oncology Curriculum to Improve Patient Care.

A community hospital combined its medical and surgical patients with cancer on one unit, which resulted in nurses not trained in oncology caring for this patient population.

The distress and benefit to bereaved family members of participating in a post-bereavement survey.

Few studies have simultaneously collected quantitative data regarding the positive and negative effects of participating in post-bereavement surveys.

Biopsychosocial Distress in Young Adult Oncology Patients: Examining Sex Differences in Sources of High Distress and Requests for Assistance.

This study examines biopsychosocial problem-related distress and requests for assistance with male and female young adult patients by applying a large-scale analysis among individuals diagnosed with a variety of cancers.

The use of antidepressants in oncology: a review and practical tips for oncologists.

The use of psychotropic drugs, namely those with an antidepressant profile (ADs), is a mandatory part of an integrated treatment of psychiatric disorders among cancer patients. We aimed to synthetize the most relevant data emerging from published studies to provide tips about the use of ADs in oncology.

"One Size Does Not Fit All:" A Proposed Ecological Model for Human Trafficking Intervention.

The problem of human trafficking continues to be one of the vilest human rights abuse and manifestation of social injustice around the world. A lot of antitrafficking efforts have been put in place. However, there is still a lot of emphasis on the criminal aspect of the problem. This has meant that human and practical aspects of the problem have not received sufficient attention, including assessing the problem, victims, and perpetrators in their environments. The ecological perspective helps practitioners,...

Physical Symptom Burden and Its Association With Distress, Anxiety, and Depression in Breast Cancer.

Physical symptom burden and psychologic symptoms are highly prevalent in women with breast cancer. The Distress Thermometer and Problem List (DT&PL) is commonly used in oncology clinics to screen for distress and its accompanying Physical Problem List (PPL) identifies pertinent physical symptoms.

Linking Data From Health Surveys and Electronic Health Records: A Demonstration Project in Two Chicago Health Center Clinics.

Monitoring and understanding population health requires conducting health-related surveys and surveillance. The objective of our study was to assess whether data from self-administered surveys could be collected electronically from patients in urban, primary-care, safety-net clinics and subsequently linked and compared with the same patients' electronic health records (EHRs).

Impact of problem-based charting on the utilization and accuracy of the electronic problem list.

Problem-based charting (PBC) is a method for clinician documentation in commercially available electronic medical record systems that integrates note writing and problem list management. We report the effect of PBC on problem list utilization and accuracy at an academic intensive care unit (ICU).

How Healthy Are Survey Respondents Compared with the General Population?: Using Survey-linked Death Records to Compare Mortality Outcomes.

National surveys are used to capture US health trends and set clinical guidelines, yet the sampling frame often includes those in noninstitutional households, potentially missing those most vulnerable for poor health. Declining response rates in national surveys also represent a challenge, and existing inputs to survey weights have limitations. We compared mortality rates between those who respond to surveys and the general population over time.

Gaps in the implementation of antenatal syphilis detection and treatment in health facilities across sub-Saharan Africa.

Syphilis in pregnancy is an under-recognized public health problem, especially in sub-Saharan Africa which accounts for over 60% of the global burden of syphilis. If left untreated, more than half of maternal syphilis cases will result in adverse pregnancy outcomes including stillbirth and fetal loss, neonatal death, prematurity or low birth weight, and neonatal infections. Achieving universal coverage of antenatal syphilis screening and treatment has been the focus of the global campaign for the eliminatio...

Development of a Virtual Radiation Oncology Clinic for training and simulation of errors in the radiation oncology workflow.

The State of Oncology Practice in America, 2018: Results of the ASCO Practice Census Survey.

To describe the US hematology and medical oncology practice landscape and to report findings of the sixth annual ASCO Oncology Practice Census survey.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement: Biosimilars in Oncology.

As many biosimilars come to market in the next several years, their use in oncology will play an important role in the future care of patients with cancer. ASCO is committed to providing education and guidance to the oncology community on the use of biosimilars in the cancer setting; therefore, ASCO has developed this statement to offer guidance in the following areas: (1) naming, labeling, and other regulatory considerations, (2) safety and efficacy of biosimilars, (3) interchangeability, switching, and su...

Improving Pain Assessment and Management in Routine Oncology Practice: The Role of Implementation Research.

Sex Differences in Efficacy and Toxicity of Systemic Treatments: An Undervalued Issue in the Era of Precision Oncology.

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