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Assessment and treatment of psychosocial distress across the continuum

Assessment and treatment of psychosocial distress across the continuum Kirsh, Kenneth L ABSTRACT Cancer and its treatment can create a great deal of distress for patients and can lead to a wide range of psychological disorders. While half of patients are able to adjust to the crises inherent in life with the disease, 30% will […]

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The effects of exercise on individuals with HIV disease

Contemporary issues in rehabilitation of patients with HIV disease–part III: The effects of exercise on individuals with HIV disease Kietrys, David Patients who have HIV disease may be referred to physical therapy for treatment of problems related to, or not related to, HIV disease. In either case, a common intervention implemented by physical therapists is […]

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Postoperative outcomes for patients with colon cancer: Laparoscopy-assisted vs. open colostomy

Postoperative outcomes for patients with colon cancer: Laparoscopy-assisted vs. open colostomy Kaufmann, Dawn INTRODUCTION By the end of 2003, there will be a total of 105, 500 new cases of colon cancer in the United States with approximately 57,100 deaths from colorectal cancer. While colon cancer is the third most common cancer, incidence rates are […]

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Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis

Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis Carmadella, Danielle * The brain and spinal cord covered by the meninges * The meninges are the Dura, Arachnoid, and the Pia Mater * The Leptomeninges are the Arachnoid and the Pia Mater * The space between is called the arachnoid and the pia mater is the subarachnoid space, which contains cerebrospinal fluid […]

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Secondary lymphedema and breast cancer

Secondary lymphedema and breast cancer Struble, Danielle C For my Gram That one day all women will be appropriately treated for secondary lymphedema. FUNCTIONS OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM The lymphatic system has 2 major functions: (1) absorption and transport of interstitial fluid and proteins to the venous circulation; and (2) defense against disease through production […]

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Postoperative outcomes of internal and external hemipelvectomies: A literature review

Postoperative outcomes of internal and external hemipelvectomies: A literature review Lewis, Cynthia While malignant neoplasms of bone may be rare, when they occur the location may often present a medical challenge. Some of the more frequently diagnosed neoplasms of bone, such as chondrosarcomas and Ewing’s sarcoma, commonly occur in the pelvis where its 3-dimensional arrangement […]

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Physical Therapy Treatment of Axillary Web Syndrome

Physical Therapy Treatment of Axillary Web Syndrome Kepics, Jane M This article discusses the problem of axillary web syndrome, previously known as ‘cording,’ that may be seen after axillary node dissection. The article references a study done at the University of Washington and published in 2001 in the American Journal of Surgery, which identified the […]

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Skin cancer

Skin cancer Gudas, Steve The following describes some of the more common and selected uncommon skin tumors that may occur. The discussion will include benign tumors of the surface epidermis; premalignant lesions of the epidermis; malignant tumors of the surface epidermis; benign and malignant appendage tumors (follicular, sebaceous, and apocrine differentiation); metastatic skin tumors; tumors […]

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A review of current literature

Exercise and cancer-related fatigue: A review of current literature Watson, Todd ABSTRACT Fatigue is one of if not the most common complaints of patients with cancer. It is reported to commonly increase with time of adjuvant therapy treatment. A usual response to this fatigue is decreased activity. Cancer-related fatigue is defined as a chronic form […]

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Introduction to Special Issue

Introduction to Special Issue Gudas, Steve It is said that we stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. This special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology opens a new door in cancer rehabilitation literature in that it represents the collective research of one cancer center. It is indeed fitting that this is Memorial […]