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Spiritual care is a vital part of holistic patient care. Awareness of common patient beliefs will facilitate discussions about spirituality. Such conversations are inherently good for the patient, deepen the caring staff-patient-family relationship, and enhance understanding of how beliefs influence care decisions. All healthcare providers are likely to(More)
OBJECTIVE An examination of whether oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablets (OXN PR) can improve constipation and maintain analgesia, compared with oxycodone prolonged-release tablets (OxyPR) in patients with moderate/severe cancer pain. METHODS Randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, double-dummy, parallel-group study in which 185 patients were(More)
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular tumor of borderline or low-grade malignancy. The lungs and liver are the two common primary organs affected. Metastatic disease was reported in more than 100 cases in the literature. However, no firm conclusions can be determined for recommended treatment options. The current case presents a patient with(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer patients are particularly vulnerable to depression and anxiety, with fatigue as the most prevalent symptom of those undergoing treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine whether improvement in depression, anxiety or fatigue during chemotherapy following anthroposophy art therapy intervention is substantial enough to warrant a(More)
BACKGROUND Heparanase is an endo-β-D-glucuronidase that cleaves heparan sulfate chains of proteoglycans, resulting in the disassembly of the extracellular matrix. Heparanase has a central role in the development of various tumors, and its expression has been associated with increased tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis, but there is insufficient(More)
Objectives: To report characteristics, treatment, and outcomes for an international cohort of patients with extraskeletal osteosarcoma (ESOS). Materials and Methods: Through the Rare Cancer Network, retrospective data on patients with ESOS were collected. Patient characteristics , multimodality treatment information, and survival status were analyzed.(More)
Human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) posi-tivity rates for gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma have been reported at 15-25%. Cyclin D1 (BCL1) is a non-specific proliferative marker. The prognostic significance of HER2 and cyclin D1 is inconclusive, with contradictory data. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of HER2(More)
Medical training, particularly residency, may pose many challenges and may lead to burnout. Oncology training may be more stressful, given the prolonged exposure to death and dying. Balint group is an intervention method common in medical training, aimed at improving communication skills and strengthening doctor–patient relationships. We arranged for our(More)
From drawing to sculpture, poetry to journaling, and dance to music and song, the arts can have a major impact on patients' spiritual well-being and health. The arts empower patients to fulfill the basic human drive to create and give patients a sense of possibility. Through creative expression, patients regain a feeling of wholeness, individually and as(More)
BACKGROUND As professional spiritual care (chaplaincy) is introduced to new cultures worldwide, it bears examining which elements of screening and care are universal and, for those elements showing cultural difference, to study them in each culture. No quantitative spiritual care patient study had previously been done in Israel. Our objectives were twofold:(More)