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  1. Race, Zoonoses and Animal Assisted Interventions in Pediatric Cancer

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    | Contributor(s):: Cotoc, C., Notaro, S.

    Emerging evidence accumulates regarding the benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) in facilitating pediatric cancer treatment and alleviating symptomatology through positive changes in the patients' emotional, mental, and even physical status. A major concern expressed by...

  2. Outcomes of adjunctive radiation therapy for the treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs and assessment of toxicity: A multicenter observational study of 300 dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Mason, S. L., Pittaway, C., Gil, B. P., Russak, O. M., Westlake, K., Berlato, D., Benoit, J., Morris, J., Dobson, J. M.

    BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy is commonly used as an adjunct to incomplete surgical excision in dogs with mast cell tumors (MCT), but the optimal dose and fractionation regimen have yet to be determined. HYPOTHESIS: We assessed outcomes (time to local recurrence, patient survival and toxicity)...

  3. Animal-Assisted Interventions for Children with Advanced Cancer: Child and Parent Perceptions

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    | Contributor(s):: Cowfer, B. A., Akard, T. F., Gilmer, M. J.

    Background: The burden of relapsed/refractory childhood cancer takes an immense toll on ill children and their caregivers, jeopardizing quality of life. Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) have shown promising benefits for children with chronic conditions and their families. Little is known...

  4. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  5. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  6. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Oncology Hospice Patients

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Anderson

    Background: If there are more ways to induce comfort during hospice care, all options should be explored, which is why animal-assisted therapy (AAT) could be a viable, non-pharmacological option for oncology hospice patients. Objectives: The aim of this research is to show that the use of AAT...

  7. Identification of Illness Uncertainty in Veterinary Oncology: Implications for Service

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    | Contributor(s):: Debbie L. Stoewen, Jason B. Coe, Clare MacMartin, Elizabeth A. Stone, Catherine E. Dewey

    Uncertainty has been identified as the central psychological feature of illness experiences, necessitating a variety of coping strategies to effectively manage it and successfully adapt. The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the expectations of veterinary clients accessing...

  8. Relationships Between People with Cancer and Their Companion Animals: What Helps and Hinders

    | Contributor(s):: Nitkin, Patricia, Buchanan, Marla J.

    This qualitative research project examined the impact of the relationships between persons with cancer and their companion animals. The goal of this study was to explore the helpful and unhelpful aspects of having a companion animal for people with cancer dealing with the emotional challenges...

  9. The "pet effect" in cancer patients: Risks and benefits of human-pet interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Chan, M. M., Tapia Rico, G.

  10. Animal-Facilitated Therapy Program: Outcomes from Caring Canines, a Program for Patients and Staff on an Inpatient Surgical Oncology Unit

    | Contributor(s):: Ginex, P., Montefusco, M., Zecco, G., Trocchia Mattessich, N., Burns, J., Hedal-Siegel, J., Kopelman, J., Tan, K. S.

  11. Measuring the Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Pediatric Oncology Patients and Their Parents: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial [Formula: see text]

    | Contributor(s):: McCullough, A., Ruehrdanz, A., Jenkins, M. A., Gilmer, M. J., Olson, J., Pawar, A., Holley, L., Sierra-Rivera, S., Linder, D. E., Pichette, D., Grossman, N. J., Hellman, C., Guerin, N. A., O'Haire, M. E.

  12. Controversies Regarding Service Animals in the Ambulatory Oncology Setting

    | Contributor(s):: Meyer, F. L., McCrory, N., Hewitt, L.

  13. Hund, Katze und Co—Tiere als Prävention und Therapie in der Humanmedizin

    | Contributor(s):: A. Prothmann

  14. Impact of an animal-assisted therapy programme on physiological and psychosocial variables of paediatric oncology patients

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    | Contributor(s):: Nathiana B. Silva, Flávia L. Osório

    The objective of this study was to propose an intervention and safety protocol for performing animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and evaluating its efficacy in children under outpatient oncological treatment based on psychological, physiological, and quality of life indicators for the children and...

  15. Terapia asistida con animales en pacientes oncológicos: una revisión bibliográfica

    | Contributor(s):: María Marco Oliver

    El cáncer causa desajustes psicológicos y emocionales debido a su naturaleza crónica. Los pacientes oncológicos tienen una alta prevalencia de padecer algún trastorno psicológico, entre los que destacan la depresión y los trastornos de ansiedad....

  16. Contribuição para o reconhecimento da dor oncológica em cães : possíveis indicadores de qualidade de vida e bem-estar

    | Contributor(s):: Catarina Sofia Ferreira Duarte

    A avaliação da dor nos animais de companhia é complexa e desafiante, existindo poucos estudos relativos à dor oncológica. O objectivo deste estudo consistiu pois na investigação de possíveis indicadores da qualidade de vida e bem-estar em...

  17. Efeitos secundários da quimioterapia antineoplásica e seu impacto na qualidade de vida em cães e gatos com doença oncológica

    | Contributor(s):: Pedro de Sousa Dâmaso da Silveira

    Em Medicina Veterinária, a crescente prevalência de doenças neoplásicas vem provocar um aumento exponencial da realização de quimioterapia antineoplásica em cães e gatos. O uso de fármacos antineoplásicos está,...

  18. Técnicas reconstrutivas em cirurgia oncológica de canídeos e felídeos

    | Contributor(s):: Alexandre Margarido Pargana

    Actualmente, a doença oncológica é uma das principais causas de morte em canídeos e felídeos. A cirurgia é o método mais antigo e, ainda hoje, de maior sucesso no tratamento de neoplasias, podendo também ser usada como método...

  19. Animal-assisted activities: Results from a survey of top-ranked pediatric oncology hospitals

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    | Contributor(s):: Chubak, Jessica, Hawkes, Rene

    Animal-assisted activities (AAA) are increasingly common, yet little is known about practices in pediatric oncology. To address this gap, we surveyed the top 20 pediatric oncology hospitals in the United States in May and June of 2014. Questionnaires were sent via e-mail and generally returned...

  20. Animal-assisted therapy as an approach to psychosocial symptoms in oncopediatric patients

    | Contributor(s):: Toro, Daniel, del Pilar Valdes, Ma