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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432295/laparoscopic-versus-open-liver-resection-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-comprehensive-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Si-Ming Xie, Jun-Jie Xiong, Xue-Ting Liu, Hong-Yu Chen, Daniel Iglesia-García, Kiran Altaf, Shameena Bharucha, Wei Huang, Quentin M Nunes, Peter Szatmary, Xu-Bao Liu
The effects of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) and open liver resection (OLR) on oncological outcomes for colorectal cancer liver metastases (CCLM) remain inconclusive. Major databases were searched from January 1992 to October 2016. Effects of LLR vs OLR were determined. The primary endpoints were oncological outcomes. In total, 32 eligible non-randomized studies with 4697 patients (LLR: 1809, OLR: 2888) were analyzed. There were higher rates of clear surgical margins (OR: 1.64, 95%CI: 1.32 to 2.05, p < 0...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432088/gps-and-paediatric-oncology-palliative-care-a-q-methodological-study
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Sue Neilson, Faith Gibson, Stephen Jeffares, Sheila M Greenfield
OBJECTIVE: This mixed-methods study set in the West Midlands region of the UK demonstrates the effectiveness of Q methodology in examining general practitioners' (GPs') perception of their role in children's oncology palliative care. METHODS: Using data obtained from the analysis of semistructured interviews with GPs who had cared for a child receiving palliative care at home and bereaved parents, 50 statements were identified as representative of the analysis findings...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429246/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-caspofungin-versus-micafungin-in-pediatric-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Natalia Maximova, Giulia Schillani, Roberto Simeone, Alessandra Maestro, Davide Zanon
INTRODUCTION: The high morbidity and mortality associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) provide the rationale for antifungal prophylaxis in immuno-compromised pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Caspofungin and micafungin are antifungal agents of interest for prophylaxis of IFIs because of their potency against Candida and minimal toxicity or interactions with other drugs. Few studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of such echinocandins as prophylaxis for IFIs in patients undergoing HSCT...
April 20, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429164/detection-of-gastrointestinal-pathogens-in-oncology-patients-by-highly-multiplexed-molecular-panels
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C C Otto, L H Chen, T He, Y-W Tang, N E Babady
We compared the frequency of gastrointestinal (GI) pathogen detection in an oncology patient population by two multiplexed molecular assays, the Luminex xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP, which identifies 14 GI pathogens) and the BioFire Gastrointestinal Panel (BFGP, which identifies 22 GI pathogens). We additionally reviewed the clinical characteristics of patients tested with both panels. A total of 200 prospectively collected and 81 archived stool samples were tested by both panels. In the prospective cohort, the GPP and BFGP identified a pathogen in 33...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426162/motion-corrected-simultaneous-cardiac-positron-emission-tomography-and-coronary-mr-angiography-with-high-acquisition-efficiency
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Camila Munoz, Radhouene Neji, Gastão Cruz, Andrew Mallia, Sami Jeljeli, Andrew J Reader, Rene M Botnar, Claudia Prieto
PURPOSE: Develop a framework for efficient free-breathing simultaneous whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) and cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) on a 3 Tesla PET-MR system. METHODS: An acquisition that enables nonrigid motion correction of both CMRA and PET has been developed. The proposed method estimates translational motion from low-resolution 2D MR image navigators acquired at each heartbeat and 3D nonrigid respiratory motion between different respiratory bins from the CMRA data itself...
April 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426105/the-prevalence-and-clinical-relevance-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-tils-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-of-the-breast
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G Pruneri, M Lazzeroni, V Bagnardi, G B Tiburzio, N Rotmensz, A DeCensi, A Guerrieri-Gonzaga, A Vingiani, G Curigliano, S Zurrida, F Bassi, R Salgado, G Van den Eynden, S Loi, C Denkert, B Bonanni, G Viale
Background: Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are a robust prognostic adjunct in invasive breast cancer, but their clinical role in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has not been ascertained. Patients and methods: We evaluated the prevalence and clinical relevance of TILs in a well annotated series of 1488 consecutive DCIS women with a median follow-up of 8.2 years. Detailed criteria for TILs evaluation were pre-defined involving the International Immuno-Oncology Biomarker Working Group...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423742/novel-potential-predictive-markers-of-sunitinib-outcomes-in-long-term-responders-versus-primary-refractory-patients-with-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Javier Puente, Nuria Laínez, Marta Dueñas, María José Méndez-Vidal, Emilio Esteban, Daniel Castellano, Mónica Martinez-Fernández, Laura Basterretxea, María José Juan-Fita, Luis Antón, Luis León, Julio Lambea, Begoña Pérez-Valderrama, Sergio Vázquez, Cristina Suarez, Xavier Garcia Del Muro, Enrique Gallardo, José Pablo Maroto, M Luz Samaniego, Beatriz Suárez-Paniagua, Julián Sanz, Jesús M Paramio, Sogug Spanish Oncology Genitourinary Group
BACKGROUND: Several potential predictive markers of efficacy of targeted agents in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) have been identified. Interindividual heterogeneity warrants further investigation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Multicenter, observational, retrospective study in patients with clear-cell mRCC treated with sunitinib. Patients were classified in two groups: long-term responders (LR) (progression-free survival (PFS)≥22 months and at least stable disease), and primary refractory (PR) (progressive disease within 3-months of sunitinib onset)...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423741/lenalidomide-and-the-risk-of-serious-infection-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Li Ying, Tong YinHui, Zheng Yunliang, Haozhen Sun
The immunomodulatory drug lenalidomide is highly effective against newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM), but serious and even fatal infections have been associated with its use. In this meta-analysis, we assessed the overall risk of infection to MM patients treated with lenalidomide. Eleven phase II or III clinical trials, comprising 3,210 subjects, were selected from the Embase, Pubmed, and Cochrane Library databases, from the Clinical Trial Registration website, and from meeting abstracts and virtual presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418507/use-of-bayesian-decision-analysis-to-minimize-harm-in-patient-centered-randomized-clinical-trials-in-oncology
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Vahid Montazerhodjat, Shomesh E Chaudhuri, Daniel J Sargent, Andrew W Lo
Importance: Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) currently apply the same statistical threshold of alpha = 2.5% for controlling for false-positive results or type 1 error, regardless of the burden of disease or patient preferences. Is there an objective and systematic framework for designing RCTs that incorporates these considerations on a case-by-case basis? Objective: To apply Bayesian decision analysis (BDA) to cancer therapeutics to choose an alpha and sample size that minimize the potential harm to current and future patients under both null and alternative hypotheses...
April 13, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417506/the-effect-of-intraoperative-hypothermia-upon-blood-transfusion-needs-and-length-of-stay-among-gastrointestinal-system-cancer-surgery
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V B Poveda, A S Nascimento
This cross-sectional study was performed to evaluate the relationship between intraoperative body temperature and the need for blood transfusion and length of stay in the post-anaesthetic care unit (PACU) or in the intensive care unit (ICU) among 79 patients undergoing elective oncology surgery of the digestive system. There was a statistically significant correlation between a lower temperature during surgery and medical diagnosis (p = .009), the use of bupivacaine anaesthesia (p = .016), anaesthesia time (p = ...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417170/reduced-dose-ct-with-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-compared-to-standard-dose-ct-of-the-chest-abdomen-and-pelvis-in-oncology-patients-intra-individual-comparison-study-on-image-quality-and-lesion-conspicuity
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Linda Nayeli Morimoto, Aya Kamaya, Isabelle Boulay-Coletta, Dominik Fleischmann, Lior Molvin, Lu Tian, George Fisher, Jia Wang, Jürgen K Willmann
PURPOSE: To compare image quality and lesion conspicuity of reduced dose (RD) CT with model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) compared to standard dose (SD) CT in patients undergoing oncological follow-up imaging. METHODS: Forty-four cancer patients who had a staging SD CT within 12 months were prospectively included to undergo a weight-based RD CT with MBIR. Radiation dose was recorded and tissue attenuation and image noise of four tissue types were measured...
April 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416746/different-long-term-oncologic-outcomes-after-radical-surgical-resection-for-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-and-adenocarcinoma-of-the-stomach
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Jian-Wei Xie, Jun Lu, Jian-Xian Lin, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jia-Bin Wang, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu, Chang-Ming Huang
PURPOSE: To explore differences in long-term outcomes between gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma (GNEC) and gastric adenocarcinoma (GAC). METHODS: One hundred GNEC patients and 3089 GAC patients were enrolled. Differences in long-term outcomes between the groups were analyzed by 1:2 propensity score matching. RESULTS: Statistically significant differences between the groups were noted in terms of gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, tumor size, T stage, N stage, TNM stage and surgical approach...
February 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416652/simplification-of-the-hospital-score-for-predicting-30-day-readmissions
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Carole E Aubert, Jeffrey L Schnipper, Mark V Williams, Edmondo J Robinson, Eyal Zimlichman, Eduard E Vasilevskis, Sunil Kripalani, Joshua P Metlay, Tamara Wallington, Grant S Fletcher, Andrew D Auerbach, Drahomir Aujesky, Jacques D Donzé
OBJECTIVE: The HOSPITAL score has been widely validated and accurately identifies high-risk patients who may mostly benefit from transition care interventions. Although this score is easy to use, it has the potential to be simplified without impacting its performance. We aimed to validate a simplified version of the HOSPITAL score for predicting patients likely to be readmitted. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective study in 9 large hospitals across 4 countries, from January through December 2011...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415809/report-on-the-development-and-application-of-pet-ct-in-mainland-china
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Yumei Chen, Ruohua Chen, Xiang Zhou, Jianjun Liu, Gang Huang
PURPOSE: To examine the development and application of systems combining positron emission and x-ray-computed tomography systems (PET/CTs) in mainland China. METHODS: Using a questionnaire, we surveyed Chinese medical institutions on a variety topics relating to their PET/CT systems and its use. The respondents had PET/CTs installed and in clinical use before 31 December 2015. We examined the clinical scenarios to which Chinese PET/CTs were applied by reviewing the related Chinese and international literature from the start of 1995 to the end of 2013; these papers were found by searching the Wanfang and PubMed databases, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415611/mrna-in-exosomas-as-a-liquid-biopsy-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-multicentric-study-by-the-spanish-lymphoma-oncology-group
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Mariano Provencio, Marta Rodríguez, Blanca Cantos, Pilar Sabín, Cristina Quero, Francisco R García-Arroyo, Antonio Rueda, Constanza Maximiano, Delvys Rodríguez-Abreu, Antonio Sánchez, Javier Silva, Vanesa García
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility of mRNAs (C-MYC, BCL-XL, BCL-6, NF-κβ, PTEN and AKT) in exosomes of plasma as a liquid biopsy method for monitoring and prognostic evolution in B-cell lymphomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Exosomes were isolated from 98 patients with B-cell Lymphoma and 68 healthy controls. mRNAs were analyzed by quantitative PCR. An additional 31 post-treatment samples were also studied. RESULTS: In the general and follicular lymphoma series, the presence of AKT mRNA was associated with poor response to rituximab-based treatment...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414115/cost-analysis-of-a-surgical-consensus-guideline-in-breast-conserving-surgery
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Jennifer Yu, Leisha C Elmore, Amy E Cyr, Rebecca L Aft, William E Gillanders, Julie A Margenthaler
BACKGROUND: The SSO/ASTRO consensus statement was the first professional guideline in breast oncology to declare "no ink on tumor" as a negative margin in patients with stages I/II breast cancer undergoing breast conservation therapy (BCT). We sought to analyze the financial impact of this guideline at our institution using a historic cohort. STUDY DESIGN: We identified women undergoing re-excision following breast-conserving surgery for invasive breast cancer from 2010-2013 using a prospectively-maintained institutional database...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413793/pediatric-hematological-malignancy-identification-of-issues-involved-in-the-road-to-diagnosis
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Jeyaanth P Venkatasai, Srividya Srinivasamaharaj, Latha Magatha Sneha, Julius Xavier Scott, Anu Kurian Baby, Mahalakshmi Rajan
INTRODUCTION: Childhood malignancy, although a rare phenomenon, is still the leading cause of mortality in the pediatric population. Early diagnosis and treatment are imperative for the achievement of optimal prognosis. The study of factors facilitating the delay in diagnosis is thus of utmost importance, to both shorten the diagnostic delay and allow for early therapeutic intervention, facilitating a higher prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To assess the referral pattern and the identification of potential delays in the diagnosis of childhood malignancy in a developing country...
January 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412826/prevalence-of-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-htlv-1-infection-in-patients-with-hematologic-disorders-and-non-hematologic-malignancies-in-a-tertiary-referral-hospital
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Hasan Jalaeikhoo, Mosayeb Soleymani, Mohsen Rajaeinejad, Manoutchehr Keyhani
BACKGROUND: Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) was the first retrovirus identified in human. The current evidence is quite scarce regarding the potential role of HTLV-1 in pathogenesis of hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignancies. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of HTLV-1 infection in patients with hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignancies. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 505 cases of definite diagnosis of hematologic disorders including malignancies as well as non-malignant disorders such as polycythemia and myelofibrosis and non-hematologic malignancies referred to the hematology and medical oncology ward at Army Hospital 501 from January 2015 to January 2016...
April 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411323/practice-patterns-for-the-prophylaxis-and-treatment-of-acute-radiation-dermatitis-in-the-united-states
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Patricia Lucey, Christos Zouzias, Loren Franco, Sravana K Chennupati, Shalom Kalnicki, Beth N McLellan
PURPOSE: Due to the inconclusive evidence for available treatment options, management of radiation dermatitis (RD) varies among practitioners. This study defines and reviews the current treatment patterns for RD in the USA, providing guidance for practicing physicians as well as directions for future research. METHODS: An online survey of 21 questions was emailed to all 5626 members of the 2013 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) directory, which included radiation oncologists, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other care providers...
April 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410984/a-systematic-review-of-complications-associated-with-direct-implants-vs-tissue-expanders-following-wise-pattern-skin-sparing-mastectomy
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Jason Corban, Hani Shash, Tyler Safran, Nicolas Sheppard-Jones, Omar Fouda-Neel
INTRODUCTION: With proven oncological safety and improved aesthetic outcomes, the Type IV or "Wise pattern" skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) is a procedure that is being performed with increasing frequency. Unfortunately, it is also associated with an increased risk of complications. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the complications associated with direct-to-implant and two-step tissue-expander breast reconstruction following Wise pattern SSM. METHODS: Systematic electronic searches were performed using PubMed, MEDLINE, and Embase databases...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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