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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785528/a-rare-case-of-ascending-colon-adenocarcinoma-incarcerated-in-an-inguinoscrotal-hernia-case-report-and-literature-review
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Tien Yew Chern, Yeng Kwang Tay, Dayashan Shevantha Perera
BACKGROUND: Inguinal hernias and colorectal cancers are common conditions, but the presentation of a loop of bowel containing cancer within a hernia is rare. Principles of surgery include oncological resection of the involved colonic segment as well as lymphatic drainage. Based on case reports of the last several decades, there have been no reports of a case where the reduction of an inguinoscrotal hernia and oncological colectomy were performed completely laparoscopically. We present the first instance of a completely laparoscopically assisted resection and hernia repair on a patient with T4 ascending colon cancer...
May 21, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781463/hepatic-arterial-infusion-pump-complications-and-nursing-management-regarding-use-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Deborah Italiano
BACKGROUND: The hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) pump is a treatment-delivery method based on the principle of targeting the tumor site directly and can be used alone or in combination with systemic chemotherapy. OBJECTIVES: The intent of this article is to serve as a resource for oncology nurses to safely identify and manage HAI pump complications. These complications include seroma, flipped HAI pump, infection, changes in pressure and temperature, challenging access, dry pump, high residual volume, chemical hepatitis, risk of ulcer, and radiologic imaging considerations...
June 1, 2018: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777175/artificial-intelligence-in-radiology
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REVIEW
Ahmed Hosny, Chintan Parmar, John Quackenbush, Lawrence H Schwartz, Hugo J W L Aerts
Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, particularly deep learning, have demonstrated remarkable progress in image-recognition tasks. Methods ranging from convolutional neural networks to variational autoencoders have found myriad applications in the medical image analysis field, propelling it forward at a rapid pace. Historically, in radiology practice, trained physicians visually assessed medical images for the detection, characterization and monitoring of diseases. AI methods excel at automatically recognizing complex patterns in imaging data and providing quantitative, rather than qualitative, assessments of radiographic characteristics...
May 17, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771224/discipline-specific-competency-based-curricula-for-leadership-learning-in-medical-specialty-training
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Sandra Turner, Ming-Ka Chan, Judy McKimm, Graham Dickson, Timothy Shaw
Purpose Doctors play a central role in leading improvements to healthcare systems. Leadership knowledge and skills are not inherent, however, and need to be learned. General frameworks for medical leadership guide curriculum development in this area. Explicit discipline-linked competency sets and programmes provide context for learning and likely enhance specialty trainees' capability for leadership at all levels. The aim of this review was to summarise the scholarly literature available around medical specialty-specific competency-based curricula for leadership in the post-graduate training space...
May 8, 2018: Leadership in Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767316/-ceus-diagnosis-of-solid-renal-tumors
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REVIEW
K Stock, H Kübler, T Maurer, J Slotta-Huspenina, K Holzapfel
CLINICAL ISSUE: Renal lesions are detected earlier, often as a result of ultrasound examinations. However, the imaging-based differential diagnosis of different tumour entities remains challenging STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: All renal tumours >1 cm should be evaluated for malignancy by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If an angiomyolipoma diagnosis cannot be established with imaging, further diagnostics are appropriate or if malignant progression is suspected, then multidisciplinary discussion for TNM-staging based uro-oncologic therapy is usual...
May 16, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757719/providing-mr-imaging-for-cervical-cancer-brachytherapy-lessons-for-radiologists
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Thomas Sullivan, Joseph H Yacoub, Matthew M Harkenrider, William Small, Murat Surucu, Steven M Shea
Brachytherapy (BT), the use of a locally placed or implanted radioactive source for treatment of an adjacent tumor, is an important component in the treatment of patients with both early- and advanced-stage cervical cancer and is increasingly part of the standard treatment protocol. When it is feasible, many radiation oncologists choose to include a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination for planning BT treatment (ie, an MR imaging examination after placement of the applicator but before radiation dosing)...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753703/ngr-htnf-in-combination-with-best-investigator-choice-in-previously-treated-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-ngr015-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Vanesa Gregorc, Rabab M Gaafar, Adolfo Favaretto, Francesco Grossi, Jacek Jassem, Andreas Polychronis, Paolo Bidoli, Marcello Tiseo, Riyaz Shah, Paul Taylor, Silvia Novello, Alberto Muzio, Alessandra Bearz, Laurent Greillier, Floriana Fontana, Giulia Salini, Antonio Lambiase, Mary O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer with highly vascularised tumours. It has poor prognosis and few treatment options after failure of first-line chemotherapy. NGR-hTNF is a vascular-targeting drug that increases penetration of intratumoral chemotherapy and T-cell infiltration by modifying the tumour microenvironment. In this trial, we aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of NGR-hTNF in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma who had progressed during or after a first-line treatment...
May 9, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746225/clinical-radiologic-pathologic-and-molecular-characteristics-of-long-term-survivors-of-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma-dipg-a-collaborative-report-from-the-international-and-european-society-for-pediatric-oncology-dipg-registries
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Lindsey M Hoffman, Sophie E M Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Niclas Colditz, Joshua Baugh, Brooklyn Chaney, Marion Hoffmann, Adam Lane, Christine Fuller, Lili Miles, Cynthia Hawkins, Ute Bartels, Eric Bouffet, Stewart Goldman, Sarah Leary, Nicholas K Foreman, Roger Packer, Katherine E Warren, Alberto Broniscer, Mark W Kieran, Jane Minturn, Melanie Comito, Emmett Broxson, Chie-Schin Shih, Soumen Khatua, Murali Chintagumpala, Anne Sophie Carret, Nancy Yanez Escorza, Timothy Hassall, David S Ziegler, Nicholas Gottardo, Hetal Dholaria, Renee Doughman, Martin Benesch, Rachid Drissi, Javad Nazarian, Nada Jabado, Nathalie Boddaert, Pascale Varlet, Géraldine Giraud, David Castel, Stephanie Puget, Chris Jones, Esther Hulleman, Piergiorgio Modena, Marzia Giagnacovo, Manila Antonelli, Torsten Pietsch, Gerrit H Gielen, David T W Jones, Dominik Sturm, Stefan M Pfister, Nicolas U Gerber, Michael A Grotzer, Elke Pfaff, André O von Bueren, Darren Hargrave, Guirish A Solanki, Filip Jadrijevic Cvrlje, Gertjan J L Kaspers, William P Vandertop, Jacques Grill, Simon Bailey, Veronica Biassoni, Maura Massimino, Raphaël Calmon, Esther Sanchez, Brigitte Bison, Monika Warmuth-Metz, James Leach, Blaise Jones, Dannis G van Vuurden, Christof M Kramm, Maryam Fouladi
Purpose Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a brainstem malignancy with a median survival of < 1 year. The International and European Society for Pediatric Oncology DIPG Registries collaborated to compare clinical, radiologic, and histomolecular characteristics between short-term survivors (STSs) and long-term survivors (LTSs). Materials and Methods Data abstracted from registry databases included patients from North America, Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, and Croatia...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741203/peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-for-advanced-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-from-oncology-perspective
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Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła, Anna Łowczak, Katarzyna Maciejkiewicz Maciejkiewicz, Jarosław Bogdan Ćwikła
Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) is a form of molecular targeted therapy which is performed by using a small peptide (somatostatin analogue - SSA) that is coupled with a radionuclide beta emitting radiation. PRRT is a nuclear medicine for the systemic treatment of non-resectable, metastasized well/moderately differentiated, neuroendocrine tumours (NET) with overexpression of somatostatin receptor. These types of tumours include gastroenteropancreatic neoplasm (GEP-NENs), e.g. arising from the small bowel (often called carcinoid tumours), the pancreas, duodenum or stomach, but also from the large bowel or the lung and many other tissues (so called diffuse neuroendocrine system)...
2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739348/cancer-incidence-in-yemen-from-1997-to-2011-a-report-from-the-aden-cancer-registry
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Amen Ahmed Bawazir
BACKGROUND: This study aims to report on the trend and incidence of cancers in Yemen (Aden) using data from Aden Cancer Registry (ACR), as a population-based cancer registry in Yemen over a period of 15 years (1997-2011). Such comprehensive, valid and detailed information on cancer trend is badly needed for planning a cancer control program in the country. METHODS: All cancer cases were abstracted from patients' medical records - based on clinical, histopathology, and radiological diagnosis...
May 8, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735328/gynaecologic-cancer-surgery-and-preservation-of-fertility
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E Bentivegna, A Maulard, G Miailhe, S Gouy, P Morice
For gynecological cancers, even at an early stage, the standard treatment is "radical excision" involving hysterectomy (radical or not) with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. But for young patients with early stage disease, many recent studies have focused on preservation of subsequent fertility by keeping at least one ovary and the uterus. The main objective of this fertility-sparing surgery is to preserve fertility, if this can be accomplished without increasing the oncological risks. Whether the initial site of the cancer is the cervix, uterine fundus or ovary, the oncologic validation of fertility-sparing treatment requires several evaluation criteria: a rigorous clinical, radiological and surgical staging to verify that the pathology is truly at an early initial stage; expert pathologic interpretation of biopsy specimens to validate the histological criteria of "good prognosis"; provision of complete and understandable patient education verifying the true objectives for this fertility-sparing treatment (whose intent is to retain a potential for subsequent fertility without guaranteeing it) and provision of an explanation of the oncological constraints and implications of fertility-sparing surgery in the event of a possible pregnancy...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730736/are-we-at-a-crossroads-or-a-plateau-radiomics-and-machine-learning-in-abdominal-oncology-imaging
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Ronald M Summers
Advances in radiomics and machine learning have driven a technology boom in the automated analysis of radiology images. For the past several years, expectations have been nearly boundless for these new technologies to revolutionize radiology image analysis and interpretation. In this editorial, I compare the expectations with the realities with particular attention to applications in abdominal oncology imaging. I explore whether these technologies will leave us at a crossroads to an exciting future or to a sustained plateau and disillusionment...
May 5, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726431/telemedicine-in-diagnosis-treatment-and-management-of-diseases-in-children
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Abbas Sheikhtaheri, Farzaneh Kermani
The purpose of this study was to review different telemedicine services in diagnosis, treatment and management of various children diseases and providing an overview of systematic reviews conducted in this regard. We searched English articles published in peer-reviewed journals between 2000 to 2016. We found that tele-pediatric services have been reported in various areas such as cardiology, burn, diabetes, obesity, emergency medicine, speech and hearing loss, Ear, Nose and Throat, psychology and psychiatry, radiology, oncology, home healthcare, asthma, genetics and dentistry...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723866/prognostic-factors-associated-with-postprogression-survival-in-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-sorafenib-not-eligible-for-second-line-regorafenib-treatment
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Teiji Kuzuya, Masatoshi Ishigami, Yoji Ishizu, Takashi Honda, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Isao Nakano, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hidemi Goto
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors associated with postprogression survival (PPS) in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients treated with sorafenib, who were not eligible for second-line treatment with regorafenib. METHODS: A total of 103 patients with radiological confirmation of progressive disease (PD) were enrolled. RESULTS: The median PPS (n = 67) was 6.1 months. Significant and independent prognostic factors at initial radiological PD associated with good PPS were an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Performance Status (ECOG-PS) score of 0, the absence of macrovascular invasion (MVI), and time to progression (TTP) ≥4 months...
May 3, 2018: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697603/validated-outcomes-in-the-grafting-of-autologous-fat-to-the-breast-the-vogue-study-development-of-a-core-outcome-set-for-research-and-audit
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Riaz A Agha, Thomas E Pidgeon, Mimi R Borrelli, Naeem Dowlut, Ter-Er K Orkar, Maziyah Ahmed, Ojas Pujji, Dennis P Orgill
BACKGROUND: Autologous fat grafting is an important part of the reconstructive surgeon's toolbox when treating women affected by breast cancer and subsequent tumor extirpation. The debate over safety and efficacy of autologous fat grafting continues within the literature. However, work performed by the authors' group has shown significant heterogeneity in outcome reporting. Core outcome sets have been shown to reduce heterogeneity in outcome reporting. The authors' goal was to develop a core outcome set for autologous fat grafting in breast reconstruction...
May 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693420/present-role-and-future-perspectives-of-interventional-radiology-in-the-treatment-of-painful-bone-lesions
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Antonio Barile, Francesco Arrigoni, Federico Bruno, Pierpaolo Palumbo, Chiara Floridi, Roberto L Cazzato, Alfonso Reginelli, Marcello Zappia, Luca Brunese, Luigi Zugaro, Carlo Masciocchi
Interventional radiology has experienced an exponential growth in the last years. Nowadays it is possible to treat painful benign lesions or metastases with optimal results in terms of pain management and disease control. Among the benign lesions, osteoid osteoma is the most frequently treated with minimal invasive techniques and the results are excellent. Another lesion, traditionally treated with surgery (osteoblastoma) represent today another field of application. In the oncological field, metastases are, numerically, the most diffuse indications for treatment...
April 25, 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692980/leveraging-national-cancer-institute-programmatic-collaboration-for-uterine-cervix-cancer-patient-accrual-in-puerto-rico
#17
Charles A Kunos, Holly A Massett, Annette Galassi, Joan L Walker, Marge J Good, Luis Báez Díaz, Worta McCaskill-Stevens
Women in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PR) have a higher age-adjusted incidence rate for uterine cervix cancer than the U.S. mainland as well as substantial access and economic barriers to cancer care. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) funds a Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program in PR (PRNCORP) as part of a national network of community-based health-care systems to conduct multisite cancer clinical trials in diverse populations. Participation by the PRNCORP in NCI's uterine cervix cancer clinical trials, however, has remained limited...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686741/endobronchial-ultrasound-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-thoracic-diseases-much-more-than-mediastinal-staging
#18
Juliana Guarize, Monica Casiraghi, Stefano Donghi, Cristina Diotti, Nicolo Vanoni, Rosalia Romano, Chiara Casadio, Daniela Brambilla, Patrick Maisonneuve, Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Background and Objective: EBUS-TBNA has revolutionized the diagnostic approach to thoracic diseases from a surgical to minimally invasive procedure. In non small-cell lung cancer (NCSLC) patients, EBUS-TBNA is able to dictate the consecutive therapy both for early and advanced stages, providing pathological diagnosis, mediastinal staging, and even adequate specimens for molecular analysis. This study reports on the ability of EBUS-TBNA to make different diagnoses and dictates the consecutive therapy in a large cohort of patients presenting different thoracic diseases...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682064/awake-craniotomy-with-noninvasive-brain-mapping-by-3-tesla-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-excision-of-low-grade-glioma-a-case-of-a-young-patient-from-pakistan
#19
Atta Ul Aleem Bhatti, Nasir Khan Jakhrani, Maria Adnan Parekh
The past few years have seen increasing support for gross total resection in the management of low-grade gliomas (LGGs), with a greater extent of resection correlated with better overall survival, progression-free survival, and time to malignant transformation. There is consistent evidence in literature supporting extent of safe resection as a good prognostic indicator as well as positively affecting seizure control, symptomatic relief in pressure symptoms, and longer progression-free and total survival. The operative goal in most LGG cases is to maximize the extent of resection for these benefits while avoiding postoperative neurologic deficits...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679214/improvement-of-radiology-reporting-in-a-clinical-cancer-network-impact-of-an-optimised-multidisciplinary-workflow
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A W Olthof, J Borstlap, W W Roeloffzen, P M C Callenbach, P M A van Ooijen
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of implementing a quality improvement project in a clinical cancer network directed at the response assessment of oncology patients according to RECIST-criteria. METHODS: Requests and reports of computed tomography (CT) studies from before (n = 103) and after (n = 112) implementation of interventions were compared. The interventions consisted of: a multidisciplinary working agreement with a clearly described workflow; subspecialisation of radiologists; adaptation of the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS); structured reporting...
April 20, 2018: European Radiology
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