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Talarska D.,Poznan University of Medical Sciences | Pacholska R.,Surgical Oncology Clinic | Strugala M.,Poznan University of Medical Sciences | Wieczorowska-Tobis K.,Poznan University of Medical Sciences
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences | Year: 2016

Background: The wide variation in performance among the elderly leads to the search for a suitable instrument to identify the necessary support. The aim of this study was to examine the scope of independent functioning of the elderly and to indicate the necessary support using basic instruments, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) and EASY-Care Standard 2010. Methods: For statistical analysis were qualified 101 questionnaires of patients from oncological surgery clinic. Results: The study group was dominated by women (79.2%). The average age for the entire group was 74.7 ± 7.5 years. In terms of basic life activities (Barthel Index), 75.2% of the elderly performed most of their activities independently. The Lawton IADL (Instrumental Activity of Daily Living Scale) median was 25 points. Moderate depression (Geriatric Depression Scale) reported 37.6% of the group. The influence of age, education, mode of movement and efficiency in basic and instrumental life activities and depression (Geriatric Depression Scale) was demonstrated in the results in three scales of the EASY-Care Standard 2010 questionnaire: Independence score, Risk of break down in care and Risk of falls. There was no difference in terms of gender and the nature of the residence. Conclusion: The study group of the elderly was characterised by a good level of efficiency in basic and instrumental activities of daily living. Questionnaire EASY-Care Standard 2010 enables to identify functional limitations of the elderly that may form the basis for planning individual support. © 2016 Nordic College of Caring Science.

Nikolic S.,Surgical Oncology Clinic | Nikolic S.,University of Belgrade | Dzodic R.,Surgical Oncology Clinic | Dzodic R.,University of Belgrade | And 7 more authors.
Journal of B.U.ON. | Year: 2014

Purpose: The aim of this research was to examine overall (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis (CRC-PC), treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and intraoperative hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), as well as to analyse factors of prognostic significance. Methods: We included 61 patients with pathological/and computerized tomography (CT) confirmation of CRC-PC, treated with CRS+HIPEC from 2005 to 2012. Peritoneal Cancer Index (PCI) score was used for quantitative assessment of the CRC-PC extent. We performed CRS following the Sugarbaker's principles in all patients with PCI <20 and only in 3/61 (4.92%) patients with PCI >20. HIPEC (oxaliplatin 410 mg/m 2 in 2000mL isotonic solution and 41 °C) was performed using RanD Performer® HT perfusion system during 30-60 min. Cox proportional hazard regression was used to determine significant factors for OS and DFS. Results: The follow-up ranged from 1 to 83 months (median 22). Median OS was 51 months (95% confidence interval/CI 22+). Median DFS for patients without residual disease (57/61, 93.44%) was 23 months (95% CI 16+). One-, 2- and 6-year OS (DFS) were 78.6% (68.3%), 58.7% (46.7%) and 50.5% (38.1%), respectively. By the end of the study, 55.74% of the patients were still alive. Cox multivariate analysis indicated PCI score as a parameter of highly prognostic significance for patients treated with CRS+HIPEC (p<0.001). Patients with PCI <13 (vs PCI >13) had significantly longer OS and DFS (p<0.001), also confirmed for PCI subcategories (PCI <7 vs 7 < PCI < 13 vs PCI >13). All patients with PCI <7 are still alive. Conclusion: Our study indicates that CRS+HIPEC significantly improves the survival of CRC-PC patients. This treatment modality should be considered as the most suitable in well-selected patients with this disease.

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