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Malignant bowel obstruction in advanced cancer patients: epidemiology, management, and factors influencing spontaneous resolution

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Management and Research, June 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

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2 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Malignant bowel obstruction in advanced cancer patients: epidemiology, management, and factors influencing spontaneous resolution
Published in
Cancer Management and Research, June 2012
DOI 10.2147/cmar.s29297
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Authors

Albert Tuca, Ernest Guell, Emilio Martinez-Losada, Nuria Codorniu

Abstract

Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is a frequent complication in advanced cancer patients, especially in those with abdominal tumors. Clinical management of MBO requires a specific and individualized approach that is based on disease prognosis and the objectives of care. The global prevalence of MBO is estimated to be 3% to 15% of cancer patients. Surgery should always be considered for patients in the initial stages of the disease with a preserved general status and a single level of occlusion. Less invasive approaches such as duodenal or colonic stenting should be considered when surgery is contraindicated in obstructions at the single level. The priority of care for inoperable and consolidated MBO is to control symptoms and promote the maximum level of comfort possible. The spontaneous resolution of an inoperable obstructive process is observed in more than one third of patients. The mean survival is of no longer than 4-5 weeks in patients with consolidated MBO. Polymodal medical treatment based on a combination of glucocorticoids, strong opioids, antiemetics, and antisecretory drugs achieves very high symptomatic control. This review focuses on the epidemiological aspects, diagnosis, surgical criteria, medical management, and factors influencing the spontaneous resolution of MBO in advanced cancer patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Unknown 214 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 34 16%
Student > Master 29 13%
Student > Postgraduate 24 11%
Researcher 23 11%
Student > Bachelor 19 9%
Other 44 20%
Unknown 44 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 138 64%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 <1%
Other 6 3%
Unknown 51 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 May 2022.
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#3,005,179
of 22,430,313 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Management and Research
#90
of 1,973 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#18,472
of 145,314 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Management and Research
#2
of 5 outputs
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