Cancer

Quick Take: Treatment and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Incidental Pulmonary Embolism in Patients With Cancer

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication in patients with cancer. Often, VTEs are incidentally detected on imaging studies undertaken for cancer staging or evaluation of treatment response. Current guidelines recommend that the same anticoagulant treatment be used for both incidental pulmonary embolism (PE) and symptomatic PE in patients with Czytaj więcej…

Cancer

Doxepin or diphenhydramine-lidocaine-antacid mouthwash modestly reduces radiation-related mucositis pain

1. In this randomized controlled trial, the use of doxepin or diphenhydramine-lidocaine-antacid mouthwash reduced mucositis pain four hours after treatment but below the threshold for minimal clinically important difference. 2. Doxepin but not diphenhydramine-lidocaine-antacid mouthwash was associated with drowsiness, unpleasant taste, and higher frequency of stinging or burning than placebo. Czytaj więcej…