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Breast Journal

Jamie E Anderson, Lucas P Neff, Daniel X Choi
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October 2, 2016: Breast Journal
Tiffany C Lewis, Victor J Pizzitola, Marina E Giurescu, William G Eversman, Roxanne Lorans, Kristin A Robinson, Bhavika K Patel
Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) is the only imaging modality that provides both (a) a high-resolution, low-energy image comparable to that of digital mammography and (b) a contrast-enhanced image similar to that of magnetic resonance imaging. We report the initial 208 CEDM examinations performed for various clinical indications and provide illustrative case examples. Given its success in recent studies and our experience of CEDM primarily as a diagnostic adjunct, CEDM can potentially improve breast cancer detection by combining the low-cost conclusions of screening mammography with the high sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2, 2016: Breast Journal
Fadila Kouhen, Nawal Benhmidou, Mohammed Afif, Fadoua Rais, Mouna Khamou, Basma Khanoussi, Ouadie El Menaoui, Hanan Elkacemi, Sanaa Elmajjaoui, Tayeb Kebdani, Noureddine Benjaafar
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September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Iwona Głowacka, Tomasz Nowikiewicz, Wojciech Hagner, Krystyna Nowacka, Magdalena Sowa, Wojciech Zegarski
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September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Deniz Firat, Gokhan Ozturk, Eren Demirbas, Oguz Idiz, Arda Isik, Huseyın Eken
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September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Giorgio M Baratelli, Giorgio Macellari
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September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Charlotte Ives, Michael Green, Tanwen Wright
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September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Julie M Jorns
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September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Eleftherios Agorogiannis, Lamprini Vlara, Betania Mahler-Araujo, George Metaxas
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September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Laura VanderBeek, Valerie Francescutti, Forough Farrokhyar, Peter Lovrics, Barbara Strang, Kamyar Kahnamoui
Adjuvant radiation therapy reduces the risk of local recurrence of breast cancer. Our study identifies patient and tumor characteristics that guide the use of adjuvant radiation therapy and evaluates our adherence to recommended guidelines. A retrospective review was undertaken of 1,667 stage I-III breast cancer patients treated at a regional cancer center from 2004 to 2007. Univariate analysis was used to select factors for entry into a multivariate stepwise logistic regression model. Descriptive statistics was used to compare use of radiation therapy of 382 stage I-III breast cancer patients diagnosed in 2013 to those from 2004 to 2007...
September 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Jean M Weigert
To determine if the addition of breast ultrasound in women with dense breasts finds cancers that otherwise would have been obscured. Retrospective chart review from five sites from October 2009 through December 2013. Data included: number of screening mammograms; number of screening ultrasounds; Breast Imaging Reporting Data System code results; biopsy results including type of lesion, size, nuclear grade, receptor and node status, and patient demographic data. Year 1, 2,706 ultrasound with 151 biopsies yielded 11 cancers, positive predictive value (PPV) 7...
September 19, 2016: Breast Journal
Nicholas D Ward, Jennifer W Harris, David A Sloan
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare, aggressive, soft-tissue infection that results in necrosis of skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fascia. It spreads rapidly and may progress to sepsis, multi-organ failure, and death. Predisposing conditions include diabetes, chronic alcoholism, advanced age, vascular disease, and immunosuppression and many cases are preceded by an injury or invasive procedure. Necrotizing soft-tissue infection of the breast is uncommon, with only a few reported cases in the literature. We present a 53-year-old diabetic woman who presented to the emergency room with several weeks of worsening breast and shoulder pain, swelling, and erythema...
September 16, 2016: Breast Journal
Yvonne Ying Ru Ng, Veronique Kiak Mien Tan, Terence Lin Hon Goh, Wei Sean Yong, Chow Yin Wong, Gay Hui Ho, Preetha Madhukumar, Kong Wee Ong, Yee Siang Ong, Yirong Sim, Bien Keem Tan, Benita Kiat Tee Tan
Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction is an integral component of breast cancer treatment. It is often perceived that women in Asian countries have a lower rate of post-mastectomy reconstruction than Western populations. This study describes trends in timing and types of breast reconstruction performed in the largest healthcare provider in Singapore, over a period of 12 years. It also reports on the oncological outcomes and surgical safety. A retrospective review of all patients who underwent post-mastectomy reconstruction from January 2001 to December 2012 at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital was performed...
September 16, 2016: Breast Journal
Adam M Brufsky, Catherine Ormerod, Robyn Bell Dickson, Marc L Citron
With more patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) living longer, patient-centered communication and shared decision making between patient and oncologist are vital to improve care and quality of life in patients with MBC. The Make Your Dialogue Count survey explored emotional needs of patients at initial diagnosis of MBC and treatment change to increase awareness about gaps and facilitate communication between patients and oncologists. The survey was conducted (June-August 2014) online, by telephone, or on paper among US women with MBC and US-licensed medical oncologists...
September 13, 2016: Breast Journal
Lindsay Petersen, Kjirsten Carlson, Katherine Kopkash, Thomas Witt, Andrea Madrigrano
Many surgeons routinely use a single preoperative prophylactic dose of an antibiotic prior to needle-localized lumpectomy, despite the lack of evidence that this practice reduces the rate of infection. The aim of this study is to determine if antibiotic administration reduces wound infection for needle-localized lumpectomy. A retrospective chart review of patients that underwent needle-localized lumpectomy from 2010 to 2012 was conducted. Data regarding patient demographics, comorbid conditions, medical history, operative details, and pathology were collected...
September 12, 2016: Breast Journal
Gustavo Nader Marta, Philip M Poortmans, Thomas A Buchholz, Tarek Hijal
Skin sparing mastectomy, a surgical procedure sparing a large portion of the overlying skin of the breast, and nipple-sparing mastectomy, sparing the whole nipple-areolar complex, are increasingly used, although their oncologic efficacy remains unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the radiation oncologists' opinions regarding the indications of radiation therapy (RT) after skin-sparing mastectomy and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Radiation oncology members of four national and international societies were invited to complete a questionnaire comprising of 22 questions to assess their opinions regarding RT indications in the context of skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy...
September 9, 2016: Breast Journal
Brittany Katz, Christina Raker, David Edmonson, Jennifer Gass, Ashley Stuckey, Tina Rizack
We sought to compare breast tumor size predicted by imaging modality to the actual pathologic size in order to determine which imaging modality is best at estimating tumor size. We identified 261 patients with biopsy-proven invasive ductal (IDC) and/or invasive lobular (ILC) carcinomas with documented tumor dimensions predicted by imaging and maximum dimensions determined by final pathology. Results of imaging-predicted dimension were correlated with final pathological size. Spearman correlations were calculated and compared by Zou's method and agreement was assessed by McNemar's test...
September 9, 2016: Breast Journal
Aya Michaels, Chris SungWon Chung, Robyn L Birdwell, Elisabeth P Frost, Catherine S Giess
To evaluate imaging and histopathologic differences between screen-detected benign and malignant upgraded lesions initially assessed as BI-RADS 3 at diagnostic evaluation. An IRB approved retrospective review of the mammography data base from January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2008 identified 1,188 (1.07%) of 110,776 screening examinations assessed as BI-RADS 3 following diagnostic evaluation at our academic center (staffed by breast specialists) or our outpatient center (staffed by general radiologists), 1,017 with at least 24 months follow-up or biopsy...
September 9, 2016: Breast Journal
Lori F Gentile, William Foster Gaillard, Jodi-Ann Wallace, Lisa R P Spiguel, Layla Alizadeh, Ashley Lentz, Christiana Shaw
Breast tumors in pregnancy are often times diagnosed at advanced stages secondary to difficulty distinguishing between pathologic from normal physiologic changes. Often benign, phyllodes tumors are rare fibroepithelial stromal tumors of the breast, most commonly diagnosed in the 4th and 5th decades of life. However, these tumors may be characterized by malignancy with metastases in 10% of cases. In this paper, we report a novel case of a young woman presenting at 8 weeks gestation with a large borderline phyllodes tumor...
August 26, 2016: Breast Journal
Badria AlJohani, Osama AlMalik, Ehab Anwar, Asma Tulbah, Mohamed Alshabanah, Adher AlSyaed, Dahish Ajarim, Taher ALTweigeri
We aimed to assess retrospectively the survival outcome in patients with stage IV breast cancer who underwent surgery. In a retrospective, nonrandomized study of stage IV breast cancer patients diagnosed in a single institution between 2000 and 2012, we assessed patient's survival in the context of baseline characteristics. A total 678 patients with metastatic breast cancer were included; 412 (60.77%) underwent surgery for the primary tumor (Surgery group), and 266 (39%) did not underwent surgery for the primary tumor (Nonsurgery group), with a median follow-up of 41 months...
August 26, 2016: Breast Journal
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