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The Oncologist: A Prospective Multicenter Study Evaluating Secondary Adrenal Suppression After Antiemetic Dexamethasone Therapy in Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy: A KSWOG Study

Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the incidence associated with secondary adrenal suppression related to antiemetic dexamethasone therapy in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. 2. Discuss the associated factors with secondary adrenal suppression related to antiemetic dexamethasone therapy in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. 3. Describe the potential for adrenal insufficiency secondary to antiemetic dexamethasone therapy in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.. Background. In...
Society For Translational Oncology

Women's Health Western Caribbean Cruise December 2017

Topics: 1. Emergency Contraception 2. Modern Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding 3. Amenorrhea‐ Diagnosis and Treatment 4. Current Status of Screening and Prevention of HPV disease 5. Menopause in the 21st century 6. Evidence Based Medicine 7. Controversies in contraception‐ Everything old is new 8. Anemia in pregnancy 9.Hirsutism and PCOS 10. Chronic venous insufficiency 11. Cord blood. Collection and applications 12. Autoimmune disease 13.Vaginitis revisited 14. Gadg...
Continuing Education, Inc

The Oncologist: A Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Brain Metastases Clinic: The University of North Carolina Experience

Learning Objectives: 1. Coordinate care of patients with new or progressive breast cancer brain metastases between medical and radiation oncology and neurosurgery in order to preserve neurological function and quality of life. 2. Discuss the ability of a multidisciplinary clinic to provide comprehensive care to patients with breast cancer brain metastases. Background. Breast cancer brain metastasis (BCBM) confers a poor prognosis and is unusual in requiring multidisciplinary care in the ...
Society For Translational Oncology

Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for PTSD: Making Meaning Out of Traumatic Experiences

Brief eclectic psychotherapy for PTSD (BEPP) is evidence based protocolized treatment for PTSD in which much attention is given to making meaning out of the traumatic experience after facing the memories via imaginary exposure (www.traumatreatment.eu). Traumatic experiences not only cause persistent and heightened fear responses but also disrupt the survivor’s beliefs about trust in others and in the world. The 16-session BEPP-protocol consists of (1) psychoeducation, together with a partner...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Animal-Assisted Therapy and the Healing Power of Pets

This is the first course in a three part series and includes the story of Deirdre Rand’s journey with her animal companions and the lessons learned from the challenges and rewards of those relationships. Also discussed are temperament, socialization and training; the role of the neurohormone oxytocin in strengthening the human-companion animal bond; the founding of the three major organizations which register volunteer handler/therapy teams, along with the contributions of key historic figur...
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