Management of aromatase inhibitor induced musculoskeletal symptoms in postmenopausal early Breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Management of aromatase inhibitor induced musculoskeletal symptoms in postmenopausal early Breast cancer
Abstract: 

Aromatase Inhibitors (AI) are widely used for the adjuvant treatment of hormone receptor positive breast cancers in the post-menopausal population. AI are often associated with significant joint and muscular symptoms; symptoms that are commonly referred to as aromatase inhibitor-associated musculoskeletal syndrome (AIMSS). AIMSS adversely impacts health-related quality of life of many patients, and reduces AI compliance. Although there are informal practice recommendations, the limited current level of evidence for management of AIMSS for breast cancer patients on aromatase inhibitors has made development of formal guidelines challenging, and remains an unmet need. This is the first systematic review to consider the evidence for all pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in the treatment of AIMSS, including physical therapy, acupuncture and complementary therapies.

Author(s): 
Roberts, Kate
Rickett, Kirsty
Greer, Ristan
Woodward, Natasha
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Journal Abbreviation: 
Crit. Rev. Oncol. Hematol.
Publication Date: 
2017-03
Publication Year: 
2017
Pages: 
66-80
Volume: 
111
ISSN: 
1879-0461
DOI: 
10.1016/j.critrevonc.2017.01.010
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 28259297

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Kate Roberts, Kirsty Rickett, Ristan Greer and Natasha Woodward. 2017-03. "Management of aromatase inhibitor induced musculoskeletal symptoms in postmenopausal early Breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis." Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology 111: 66-80. 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2017.01.010.

Wikipedia Citation

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