Lynn E Roberts

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BACKGROUND Cancer pain initiatives recommend using the personalized pain goal to tailor pain management. This study was conducted to examine the feasibility and stability of personalized pain goal, and how it compares to the clinical pain response criteria. METHODS Records of 465 consecutive cancer patients seen in consultation at the Supportive Care(More)
PURPOSE Most referrals to palliative care and hospice occur late in the trajectory of the disease although an earlier intervention could decrease patients' symptom distress. The purpose of this study was to determine the interval between first palliative care consult (PC1) and death (D) in patients diagnosed with advanced cancer (aCA) at our comprehensive(More)
CONTEXT Cachexia is characterized by muscle wasting, anorexia, and elevated inflammatory markers. In patients without cancer, hypogonadism is associated with lower lean body mass, increased symptom burden, and decreased survival. Hypogonadism in cancer cachexia could exacerbate symptoms, facilitate a proinflammatory state, and decrease survival. (More)
TPS238 Background: Advanced cancer patients frequently identify fatigue as the main impairment to quality of life. Fatigue can stem from multiple causes, encompassing physical and psychosocial domains.Prior studies show a high prevalence of hypogonadism in males with cancer, particularly those on opioid therapy. Low testosterone levels correlated with(More)
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