Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Haematological malignancies are malignant neoplasms of the myeloid or lymphatic cell lines including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. In order to manage physical and psychological aspects of the disease and its treatment, complementary therapies like yoga are coming increasingly into focus. However, the effectiveness of yoga practice for people suffering from haematological malignancies remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of yoga practice in addition to standard cancer treatment for people with haematological malignancies.

Author(s): 
Felbel, Steffen
Meerpohl, Joerg J.
Monsef, Ina
Engert, Andreas
Skoetz, Nicole
Publication Title: 
Post?py Higieny I Medycyny Do?wiadczalnej (Online)

Dogs have accompanied humankind for thousands of years. They share the same environment, and thus are exposed to the same environmental factors such as air pollution, tobacco smoke, and various chemicals. Recent development of veterinary care has led to a significant extension of dogs' lifespan and allowed the diagnosis and treatment of a growing number of different diseases in this species. Among all diseases in dogs, cancer is considered the main cause of mortality, with lymphoproliferative disorders accounting for up to 30% of all canine cancers.

Author(s): 
Pawlak, Aleksandra
Obmi?ska-Mrukowicz, Bo?ena
Rapak, Andrzej
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research

Diagnoses of bone marrow associated malignancies such as Acute & Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Acute & Chronic Myelogenous (Myeloid) Leukemia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma & Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and Multiple Myeloma are often missed without a blood test. However, in 2008, Omura Y reported several newly discovered organ representation areas that exist between the lower end of the eyebrows and upper end of the upper eyelid. This space was divided into 5 organ representation areas.

Author(s): 
Omura, Yoshiaki
O'Young, Brian
Jones, Marilyn
Nihrane, Abdalla
Duvvi, Harsha
Paluch, Kamila
Shimotsuura, Yasuhiro
Ohki, Motomu
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

This prospective controlled trial investigated the efficacy of a manual-based clinical hypnosis intervention in alleviating pain in 80 pediatric cancer patients (6-16 years of age) undergoing regular lumbar punctures. Patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 groups: direct hypnosis with standard medical treatment, indirect hypnosis with standard medical treatment, attention control with standard medical treatment, and standard medical treatment alone.

Author(s): 
Liossi, Christina
Hatira, Popi
Publication Title: 
Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association

A prospective controlled trial was conducted to compare the efficacy of an analgesic cream (eutectic mixture of local anesthetics, or EMLA) with a combination of EMLA with hypnosis in the relief of lumbar puncture-induced pain and anxiety in 45 pediatric cancer patients (age 6-16 years). The study also explored whether young patients can be taught and can use hypnosis independently as well as whether the therapeutic benefit depends on hypnotizability. Patients were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: local anesthetic, local anesthetic plus hypnosis, and local anesthetic plus attention.

Author(s): 
Liossi, Christina
White, Paul
Hatira, Popi
Publication Title: 
Seminars in Oncology Nursing

OBJECTIVES: To review relevant literature describing prayer and guided imagery, and to demonstrate via the use of a vignette, the use of both prayer and guided imagery as one approach to offer spiritual care to oncology patients. DATA SOURCES: Review and research articles from multiple disciplines, and personal clinical experience. CONCLUSION: Meditative prayer and guided imagery are two approaches that can be used to provide spiritual care to cancer patients and families. While research has focused on elements of spirituality, research related to clinical interventions is limited.

Author(s): 
Brown-Saltzman, K.
Publication Title: 
Seminars in Oncology Nursing

OBJECTIVES: To review relevant literature describing prayer and guided imagery, and to demonstrate via the use of a vignette, the use of both prayer and guided imagery as one approach to offer spiritual care to oncology patients. DATA SOURCES: Review and research articles from multiple disciplines, and personal clinical experience. CONCLUSION: Meditative prayer and guided imagery are two approaches that can be used to provide spiritual care to cancer patients and families. While research has focused on elements of spirituality, research related to clinical interventions is limited.

Author(s): 
Brown-Saltzman, K.
Publication Title: 
Integrative Cancer Therapies

HYPOTHESES: This study hypothesized that non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) patients who used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) would have higher health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and a greater perceived sense of control than nonusers. However, since CAM may predict HRQOL, and perceived control may be both associated with CAM use as well as being an independent predictor of HRQOL, the authors also sought to test whether perceived control mediated the relationship between CAM use and HRQOL. STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study design.

Author(s): 
Hamilton, Ann S.
Miller, Melissa F.
Arora, Neeraj K.
Bellizzi, Keith M.
Rowland, Julia H.
Publication Title: 
Psycho-Oncology

OBJECTIVES: An increasingly important concern for clinicians who care for patients at the end of life is their spiritual well-being and sense of meaning and purpose in life. In response to the need for short-term interventions to address spiritual well-being, we developed Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy (MCGP) to help patients with advanced cancer sustain or enhance a sense of meaning, peace and purpose in their lives, even as they approach the end of life.

Author(s): 
Breitbart, William
Rosenfeld, Barry
Gibson, Christopher
Pessin, Hayley
Poppito, Shannon
Nelson, Christian
Tomarken, Alexis
Timm, Anne Kosinski
Berg, Amy
Jacobson, Colleen
Sorger, Brooke
Abbey, Jennifer
Olden, Megan
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

PURPOSE: Spiritual well-being and sense of meaning are important concerns for clinicians who care for patients with cancer. We developed Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (IMCP) to address the need for brief interventions targeting spiritual well-being and meaning for patients with advanced cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with stage III or IV cancer (N = 120) were randomly assigned to seven sessions of either IMCP or therapeutic massage (TM). Patients were assessed before and after completing the intervention and 2 months postintervention.

Author(s): 
Breitbart, William
Poppito, Shannon
Rosenfeld, Barry
Vickers, Andrew J.
Li, Yuelin
Abbey, Jennifer
Olden, Megan
Pessin, Hayley
Lichtenthal, Wendy
Sjoberg, Daniel
Cassileth, Barrie R.

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