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Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders: HELP
Articles by Evandro de Azambuja
Based on 2 articles published since 2009
(Why 2 articles?)

Between 2009 and 2019, Evandro de Azambuja wrote the following 2 articles about Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders.
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1 Review Supportive care after curative treatment for breast cancer (survivorship care): resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement. 2013

Ganz, Patricia A / Yip, Cheng Har / Gralow, Julie R / Distelhorst, Sandra R / Albain, Kathy S / Andersen, Barbara L / Bevilacqua, Jose Luiz B / de Azambuja, Evandro / El Saghir, Nagi S / Kaur, Ranjit / McTiernan, Anne / Partridge, Ann H / Rowland, Julia H / Singh-Carlson, Savitri / Vargo, Mary M / Thompson, Beti / Anderson, Benjamin O. ·University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. ·Breast · Pubmed #24007941.

ABSTRACT: Breast cancer survivors may experience long-term treatment complications, must live with the risk of cancer recurrence, and often experience psychosocial complications that require supportive care services. In low- and middle-income settings, supportive care services are frequently limited, and program development for survivorship care and long-term follow-up has not been well addressed. As part of the 5th Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) Global Summit, an expert panel identified nine key resources recommended for appropriate survivorship care, and developed resource-stratified recommendations to illustrate how health systems can provide supportive care services for breast cancer survivors after curative treatment, using available resources. Key recommendations include health professional education that focuses on the management of physical and psychosocial long-term treatment complications. Patient education can help survivors transition from a provider-intense cancer treatment program to a post-treatment provider partnership and self-management program, and should include: education on recognizing disease recurrence or metastases; management of treatment-related sequelae, and psychosocial complications; and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Increasing community awareness of survivorship issues was also identified as an important part of supportive care programs. Other recommendations include screening and management of psychosocial distress; management of long-term treatment-related complications including lymphedema, fatigue, insomnia, pain, and women's health issues; and monitoring survivors for recurrences or development of second primary malignancies. Where possible, breast cancer survivors should implement healthy lifestyle modifications, including physical activity, and maintain a healthy weight. Health professionals should provide well-documented patient care records that can follow a patient as they transition from active treatment to follow-up care.

2 Review Improving quality of life after breast cancer: dealing with symptoms. 2011

Pinto, Ana Catarina / de Azambuja, Evandro. ·Department of Medical Oncology, Portuguese Institute of Oncology Francisco Gentil, EPE-Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. acatarinapinto@gmail.com ·Maturitas · Pubmed #22014722.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Advances in breast cancer therapies have given rise to a growing number of patient survivors. Nevertheless, these women deal with long-term sequelae that impair their quality of life and that are lacking satisfactory assessment and expeditious management. Importantly, a new era is raising in the oncology field, namely, survivorship. METHODS: A search for English-language articles on Medline was undertaken covering the last 15 years, using the terms "cancer survivorship", "quality of life", "fatigue", "insomnia", "sleep disturbances", "depression", "cognitive dysfunction", "chemofog", "peripheral neuropathy", "fertility", "sexual behaviour", "menopause", "lymphedema", "physical activity" and "breast neoplasms". Selection was limited to systematic reviews and meta-analysis, but their reference list was examined to include papers of potential interest. RESULTS: We found the most common symptoms affecting breast cancer survivors were fatigue, insomnia, depression, cognitive dysfunction, reproductive and menopausal symptoms and lymphoedema. CONCLUSION: Some of these symptoms have even been the objective of randomised controlled trials, but consistent data are missing. The available interventions include pharmacological, behavioural therapies and complementary and alternative medicine approaches and will mostly depend on the type of symptom.