Maria Q B Petzel

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OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of obesity, as measured by body mass index (BMI) (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared), on clinicopathologic factors and survival after pancreatectomy to treat adenocarcinoma. DESIGN Retrospective review and statistical analysis using prospectively collected data. SETTING Referral(More)
With slowly increasing survival rates in pancreatic cancer and international consensus guidelines recommending surgical resection of premalignant lesions, survival post-pancreatic resection is increasing. With longer survival time, the significant comorbidities of such major surgery have far-reaching effects on the nutrition status of the survivor of(More)
BACKGROUND Long term patient-reported symptoms and quality of life (QOL) are important outcome metrics following cancer operations, but have been poorly described in patients who have previously undergone pancreatectomy. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey of recurrence-free survivors of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, periampullary(More)
289 Background: Fear of Cancer Recurrence (FCR) is well documented among survivors of breast, colon and prostate cancer. Incurable recurrence is common following resection of pancreatic and periampullary neoplasms. The incidence and significance of FCR in this population is unknown. We hypothesized that FCR represents an important source of psychosocial(More)
Exercise concurrent with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and/or chemoradiation for pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) may mitigate the decline in function that may occur as a result of the disease or its treatment in the preoperative period. The primary objective of this single-arm prospective trial was to determine adherence to a home-based exercise program(More)
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