Navigation Links
Cancer patients under-referred for orthopedic oncology services
Date:4/2/2012

There is a disconnect between the number of cancer patients estimated to have bone metastases and the number of patients who are sent for orthopedic care each year, states an article in the Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS).

Almost half of the 140 000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Canada each year can spread to the bones, but very few of these patients are referred to orthopedic services even though they could benefit in terms of quality of life, less pain and better outcomes if their bones could be prevented from breaking.

Researchers in the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) reviewed the cases of all cancer patients treated for bone lesions or fractures caused by bone lesions at their hospital over a 20-year period and found that an average of only 13 out of a possible 14 000 patients per year received orthopedic care.

"It seems there is reluctance to consider surgery or ignorance of what additional benefit orthopedics can offer," the authors state. Surgical procedures aren't without risk, which may explain the reluctance.

Among the patients included in the study, survival ranged from less than one year to more than 18 years, and 14% died in hospital care. "The mortality rate does seem high, but many procedures were undertaken as palliative interventions as part of the patients' final care," the authors explain. They go on to state that their results suggest that failure to seek a timely surgical opinion may contribute to some of the poor outcomes reported.

"Engaging with oncologists to consider available orthopedic interventions might provide more effective overall care in patients with [cancer that has spread to the bones]," the authors state.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Michael Kelly
Michael.Kelly2@nbt.nhs.uk
44-117-340-3683
Canadian Journal of Surgery
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Enhancing arrest of cell growth to treat cancer in mice
2. Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer
3. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Joins the Commission on Cancer
4. Low forms of cyclin E reduce breast cancer drugs effectiveness
5. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
6. Soft drinks may increase risk of pancreatic cancer
7. UH Case Medical Center researchers publish promising findings for advanced cervical cancer
8. Genes Play Role in Prognosis With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers
9. Single gene mutation induces endometrial cancer
10. Certain genetic profiles associated with recurrence-free survival for non-small cell lung cancer
11. Molecular pathways linked to sex, age affect outcomes in lung cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... According to an order signed by ... the multicounty litigation (MCL) case pending in the Superior ... IMPLANTS LITIGATION; no. BER-L-3971-11), nearly 350 lawsuits against DePuy ... prejudice. The cases enumerated in the order of the ... Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a national personal injury law ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 Ticket Down is ... in Miami, FL at the Sun Life Stadium in early September. ... this September when Brazil and Colombia meet at Sun Life Stadium ... top 10 teams in the world and will be a rematch ... The match will kick-off on Sept. 5 and will feature some ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... both breast cancer relapses and responses to chemotherapy, ... newly found marker could help doctors classify each ... that is more effective. The discovery was a ... Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), and the Cancer ... National University of Singapore (NUS). , Despite advancements ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 IQ ... today was named to the Inc. 500 , distinguishing ... the United States. IQ Formulations not only made the list, ... than 5,486 percent over the past three years. It also ... the state of Florida and the second fastest growing company ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 BCC Research ( ... PHOTONIC SENSORS AND DETECTORS: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS ... is expected to grow to $15.2 billion by ... (CAGR) of 15.9%. Increasing industrialization is driving ... a rapidly expanding range of industrial applications such ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:350 NJ DePuy ASR Lawsuits Dismissed Pending Settlement Talks, Notes Rottenstein Law Group LLP 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Match 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Match 3Health News:Novel gene predicts both breast cancer relapse and response to chemotherapy 2Health News:Leading Health Supplement Company IQ Formulations Among Inc. Magazine’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States 2Health News:Global Market for Photonic Sensors and Detectors to Reach $15.2 Billion in 2019 2Health News:Global Market for Photonic Sensors and Detectors to Reach $15.2 Billion in 2019 3
... TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- President Barack Obama ... gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers ... The Food Safety Modernization Act, first passed by the ... represents the first significant strengthening of the nation,s food ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Levels of schooling may affect treatment and ... called acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a new study ... attack, STEMI occurs when the coronary artery is totally blocked, ... In the new study, Dr. Rajendra H. Mehta, from ...
... N.C. A tiny light source and sensors at the ... to identify pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus. ... tested on patients during a clinical trial at the University ... promise of being a less invasive method for testing patients ...
... for the 2013 America,s Cup has been announced, a study ... smooth sailing. The study was published recently in the journal ... survey completed by sailors, researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have ... two types of boats -- dinghies (small boats with crews ...
... , TUESDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly people ... dementia, researchers have found. The new study included more ... dental examination and a psychiatric assessment. Compared with participants who ... or no teeth were much more likely to have experienced ...
... patients with osteoarthritis (OA) are likely not following standard ... Researchers noted physicians were prescribing medications for pain and ... weight loss plans or exercise programs to OA patients. ... January 2011 issue of Arthritis Care & Research ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obama to Sign Bill to Improve U.S. Food Safety 2Health News:Obama to Sign Bill to Improve U.S. Food Safety 3Health News:Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients 2Health News:Detecting esophageal cancer with light 2Health News:Watch out for that boom 2Health News:Watch out for that boom 3Health News:Clinical practitioners not adhering to evidence-based guidelines for osteoarthritis 2Health News:Clinical practitioners not adhering to evidence-based guidelines for osteoarthritis 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ... Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, ... Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, Report, ... report to their offering. The ... closure market (types, applications, end user and geography) ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014   Ventana Medical Systems, ... today announced that its VENTANA System for Primary ... the European Union for routine pathology, including primary ... of VENTANA Virtuoso software coupled with either the ... slide scanner, provides automated digital slide creation, case ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... its catalogue: Global Coatings for Medical ... This report analyzes the worldwide ... Million by the following Product Segments: Active Coatings, ... report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 2Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 2Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 3Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 2Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 3Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 4Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 5Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 6Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 7Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 8Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 9Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 10Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 11Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 12Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 13Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 14Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 15Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 16Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 17Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 18Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 19Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 20Global Coatings for Medical Devices Industry 21
... Sept. 23, 2011 Henry Ford Hospital became the third ... Stimulation (DBS) procedure inside an Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner, ... the neurosurgical toolbox," says Jason M. Schwalb, M.D., Director of ... "Although awake surgery with brain mapping is still ...
... Science, Inc., creators of the Basis™ B1 band, today announced ... and gaming luminaries including Kevin Colleran, Charles and Kai Huang, ... Chris Verplaetse to join the company,s executive team as vice ... launched later this year, the Basis B1 band is the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:DBS Operation for Parkinson's Disease Performed Inside iMRI 2Basis Announces Advisory Board Members from Medicine, Gaming and Social Networking 2Basis Announces Advisory Board Members from Medicine, Gaming and Social Networking 3
The NOW Flu A test is the most frequently adopted rapid flu test on the market today. Testing could not be easier and the results are available in 15 minutes. Now you can focus on the results and tre...
... The Shandon Finesse ME+ is designed ... in todays busy laboratories by being one ... microtomes offered today. Excellent for routine wax ... Finesse ME + provides high quality sections ...
The Pach IV is the premier product for cornea thickness measurement in conjunction with Glaucoma screening....
The Shandon Linistat Linear Stainer is a compact answer to H&E frozen section protocols, with a footprint that fits on top of most cryostas to streamline workflow during frozen sectioning....
Medicine Products: