F Strasser

Summary

Affiliation: St. Gallen
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Fatigue in palliative care patients -- an EAPC approach
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Palliat Med 22:13-32. 2008
  2. pmc Electronic monitoring of symptoms and syndromes associated with cancer: methods of a randomized controlled trial SAKK 95/06 E-MOSAIC
    David Blum
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Section Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Centre, Cantonal Hospital St, Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, St, Gallen 9007, Switzerland
    BMC Palliat Care 11:19. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical application of ghrelin
    Florian Strasser
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Division Oncology, Dept Internal Medicine and Palliative Center, Dept Interdisciplinary Medical Services, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Curr Pharm Des 18:4800-12. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Diagnostic criteria of cachexia and their assessment: decreased muscle strength and fatigue
    Florian Strasser
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Division of Oncology Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 11:417-21. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Prevention of docetaxel- or paclitaxel-associated taste alterations in cancer patients with oral glutamine: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
    Florian Strasser
    Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Division of Oncology Haematology, Department of Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Centre, Cantonal Hospital, Rorschacherstrasse, 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Oncologist 13:337-46. 2008
  6. pmc Safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of intravenous ghrelin for cancer-related anorexia/cachexia: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, double-crossover study
    F Strasser
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Division Oncology Haematology, Department Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Center, Cantonal Hospital, Rorschacherstrasse, St Gallen 9007, Switzerland
    Br J Cancer 98:300-8. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Evaluating cognitive, emotional, and physical fatigue domains in daily practice by single-item questions in patients with advanced cancer: a cross-sectional pragmatic study
    Florian Strasser
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:505-14. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Fighting a losing battle: eating-related distress of men with advanced cancer and their female partners. A mixed-methods study
    F Strasser
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Palliat Med 21:129-37. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of orally administered cannabis extract and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in treating patients with cancer-related anorexia-cachexia syndrome: a multicenter, phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial from the Cannabi
    Florian Strasser
    Division of Oncology Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Clin Oncol 24:3394-400. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Appraisal of current and experimental approaches to the treatment of cachexia
    Florian Strasser
    Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Division of Oncology Haematology, Department of Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Centre, Department of Interdisciplinary Medical Services, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 1:312-6. 2007

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Fatigue in palliative care patients -- an EAPC approach
    Lukas Radbruch
    Department of Palliative Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Palliat Med 22:13-32. 2008
    ..Identification of the time point, where treatment of fatigue is no longer indicated is important to alleviate distress at the end of life...
  2. pmc Electronic monitoring of symptoms and syndromes associated with cancer: methods of a randomized controlled trial SAKK 95/06 E-MOSAIC
    David Blum
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Section Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Centre, Cantonal Hospital St, Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, St, Gallen 9007, Switzerland
    BMC Palliat Care 11:19. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical application of ghrelin
    Florian Strasser
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Division Oncology, Dept Internal Medicine and Palliative Center, Dept Interdisciplinary Medical Services, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Curr Pharm Des 18:4800-12. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Diagnostic criteria of cachexia and their assessment: decreased muscle strength and fatigue
    Florian Strasser
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Division of Oncology Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 11:417-21. 2008
    ..Decreased muscle strength and fatigue are proposed as diagnostic criteria for cachexia or wasting disease including, but not limited to, cancer. This review discusses their expected value in cancer cachexia...
  5. doi request reprint Prevention of docetaxel- or paclitaxel-associated taste alterations in cancer patients with oral glutamine: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
    Florian Strasser
    Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Division of Oncology Haematology, Department of Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Centre, Cantonal Hospital, Rorschacherstrasse, 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Oncologist 13:337-46. 2008
    ..Compared with placebo, oral glutamine did not prevent or decrease subjective taste disturbances or altered taste perception associated with TaxCh. The role of glutamine in supportive care of taxane-associated dysgeusia seems limited...
  6. pmc Safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of intravenous ghrelin for cancer-related anorexia/cachexia: a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, double-crossover study
    F Strasser
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Division Oncology Haematology, Department Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Center, Cantonal Hospital, Rorschacherstrasse, St Gallen 9007, Switzerland
    Br J Cancer 98:300-8. 2008
    ..Ghrelin is well tolerated and safe in patients with advanced cancer. For safety, tolerance, and patients' preference for treatment, no difference was observed between the lower- and upper-dose group...
  7. doi request reprint Evaluating cognitive, emotional, and physical fatigue domains in daily practice by single-item questions in patients with advanced cancer: a cross-sectional pragmatic study
    Florian Strasser
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:505-14. 2009
    ..These data suggest that three simple SIF questions permit rapid assessment of the physical and cognitive and probably the emotional domains of CRF in patients with advanced cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint Fighting a losing battle: eating-related distress of men with advanced cancer and their female partners. A mixed-methods study
    F Strasser
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Palliat Med 21:129-37. 2007
    ..To assist palliative care practitioners manage this important psychosocial aspect of care, we aimed to discover and describe elements of ERD, focusing on male patients with advanced cancer and their female partners...
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of orally administered cannabis extract and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in treating patients with cancer-related anorexia-cachexia syndrome: a multicenter, phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial from the Cannabi
    Florian Strasser
    Division of Oncology Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Clin Oncol 24:3394-400. 2006
    ..To compare the effects of cannabis extract (CE), delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and placebo (PL) on appetite and quality of life (QOL) in patients with cancer-related anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS)...
  10. doi request reprint Appraisal of current and experimental approaches to the treatment of cachexia
    Florian Strasser
    Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Division of Oncology Haematology, Department of Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Centre, Department of Interdisciplinary Medical Services, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 1:312-6. 2007
    ..To summarize the latest clinical developments in pharmacological interventions for primary cachexia...
  11. doi request reprint Invasive palliative interventions: when are they worth it and when are they not?
    Florian Strasser
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Division of Oncology Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Centre, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Cancer J 16:483-7. 2010
    ..Oncologists may be competent to foster patients' participation in decision making and to use available specialist palliative care competencies and those of other professions...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Treatment possibilities for patients with advanced prostate cancer]
    S Gillessen
    Onkologie Hämatologie Palliativmedizin, Kantonsspital, St Gallen
    Ther Umsch 63:157-62. 2006
    ..For the optimal treatment of patients with symptomatic advanced prostate cancer a multidisciplinary approach is mandatory...
  13. doi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes of patients with advanced biliary tract cancers receiving gemcitabine plus capecitabine: a multicenter, phase II trial of the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research
    Dieter Koeberle
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division Oncology Hematology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, CH 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Clin Oncol 26:3702-8. 2008
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Impact of a half-day multidisciplinary symptom control and palliative care outpatient clinic in a comprehensive cancer center on recommendations, symptom intensity, and patient satisfaction: a retrospective descriptive study
    Florian Strasser
    Section Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Pain Symptom Manage 27:481-91. 2004
    ..Assessment at an MD clinic results in a high number of patient care recommendations, improved symptoms, and high levels of patient satisfaction...
  15. ncbi request reprint Palliative care: evaluation instruments in daily clinical practice
    F Strasser
    Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Section Oncology Haematology, Department Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Ann Oncol 17:x299-303. 2006
  16. ncbi request reprint Palliative pain management: when both pain and suffering hurt
    Florian Strasser
    Oncology and Palliative Medicine, Section Oncology Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Palliat Care 21:69-79. 2005
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint The impact of hypogonadism and autonomic dysfunction on fatigue, emotional function, and sexual desire in male patients with advanced cancer: a pilot study
    Florian Strasser
    Section of Oncology Hematology, Department Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Cancer 107:2949-57. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether hypogonadism and autonomic dysfunction contribute substantially to cancer-related fatigue, decreased sexual desire, and depression in male patients with advanced, incurable cancer...
  18. doi request reprint Evolving classification systems for cancer cachexia: ready for clinical practice?
    David Blum
    Oncological Palliative Medicine, Division of Oncology Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine and Palliative Care Center, Cantonal Hospital, Switzerland
    Support Care Cancer 18:273-9. 2010
    ..Involuntary weight loss, the defining factor of cachexia, is a common consequence of advanced cancer...
  19. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of supplemental oxygen versus air in cancer patients with dyspnea
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Unit 8, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Palliat Med 17:659-63. 2003
    ..The symptomatic benefits of oxygen in patients with cancer who have nonhypoxic dyspnea are not well defined...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dexamethasone in addition to metoclopramide for chronic nausea in patients with advanced cancer: a randomized controlled trial
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:381-8. 2004
    ..Pain, vomiting, well-being, and quality of life remained unchanged in both groups at both times. We conclude that DM was not superior to placebo in the management of chronic nausea in our patients with advanced cancer...
  21. ncbi request reprint Update on anorexia and cachexia
    Florian Strasser
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 0008, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 16:589-617. 2002
    ..Increasingly individualized treatments are expected with combination treatments that involve different mechanisms including nutrition...
  22. doi request reprint Symptom assessment in palliative care: a need for international collaboration
    Stein Kaasa
    Pain and Palliation Research Group, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Trondheim, Norway
    J Clin Oncol 26:3867-73. 2008
    ..In the future, patients may find that a combination of a face-to-face interview plus a transfer of information of subjective symptoms by electronic means will optimize treatment...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effect of fish oil on appetite and other symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and anorexia/cachexia: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 0049, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:129-34. 2003
    ..To determine whether high doses of fish oil, administered over 2 weeks, improve symptoms in patients with advanced cancer and decreased weight and appetite...
  24. ncbi request reprint Eating-related disorders in patients with advanced cancer
    Florian Strasser
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Box 0008, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Support Care Cancer 11:11-20. 2003
    ..The topics discussed were patient and family concerns, practical nutritional advice, mechanism and causes of anorexia/cachexia, and assessment and management of eating-related disorders...
  25. ncbi request reprint E-motions: email for written emotional expression
    Florian Strasser
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:98s-101s. 2003
  26. ncbi request reprint Promoting science in a pragmatic world: not (yet) time for partial opioid rotation
    Florian Strasser
    Support Care Cancer 13:765-8. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Methadone versus morphine as a first-line strong opioid for cancer pain: a randomized, double-blind study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit 0008, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030 0049, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:185-92. 2004
    ..To compare the effectiveness and side effects of methadone and morphine as first-line treatment with opioids for cancer pain...
  28. ncbi request reprint The silent symptom early satiety: a forerunner of distinct phenotypes of anorexia/cachexia syndromes
    Florian Strasser
    Support Care Cancer 14:689-92. 2006
  29. pmc The changing causal foundations of cancer-related symptom clustering during the final month of palliative care: a longitudinal study
    Karin Olson
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:36. 2008
    ..This study develops a causal model of the relationships between symptoms in cancer palliative care patients as they approach death, and investigates the changing associations among the symptoms and between those symptoms and well-being...
  30. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial of physician postures when breaking bad news to cancer patients
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Palliat Med 21:501-5. 2007
    ..However, sitting posture alone is unlikely to compensate for poor communication skills and lack of other respectful gestures during a consultation...
  31. ncbi request reprint Collaborate to catalyse good and sustained research: reflections from Venice 2006
    Florian Strasser
    Palliat Med 20:563-5. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint The effect of donepezil on sedation and other symptoms in patients receiving opioids for cancer pain: a pilot study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:1049-54. 2003
    ..Overall, however, the treatment was well tolerated. Donepezil appears to improve sedation and fatigue in patients receiving opioids for cancer pain. Randomized controlled trials of this agent are justified...
  33. ncbi request reprint Perception of discomfort by relatives and nurses in unresponsive terminally ill patients with cancer: a prospective study
    Eduardo Bruera
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 0049, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 26:818-26. 2003
    ..Further research is warranted, however, to distinguish between the distress that the relatives perceive and the actual suffering of patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint E-motions: email for written emotional expression
    Florian Strasser
    Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:3352-5. 2002