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Ingrid L Bakker, Sandra T van Tiel, Joost Haeck, Gabriela N Doeswijk, Erik de Blois, Marcel Segbers, Theodosia Maina, Berthold A Nock, Marion de Jong, Simone U Dalm
PURPOSE: The gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR), overexpressed on various tumor types, is an attractive target for receptor-mediated imaging and therapy. Another interesting approach would be the use of GRPR radioligands for pre-operative imaging and subsequent radio-guided surgery, with the goal to improve surgical outcome. GRPR radioligands were successfully implemented in clinical studies, especially Sarabesin 3 (SB3) is an appealing GRPR antagonist with high receptor affinity...
March 19, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
Shereen M Hamza, John E Hall
Renal sympathetic nerves contribute significantly to both physiological and pathophysiological phenomena. Evaluating renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) is of great interest in many areas of research such as chronic kidney disease, hypertension, heart failure, diabetes and obesity. Unequivocal assessment of the role of the sympathetic nervous system is thus imperative for proper interpretation of experimental results and understanding of disease processes. RSNA has been traditionally measured in anesthetized rodents, including mice...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Federico Davini, Sara Ricciardi, Carmelina Cristina Zirafa, Ilenia Cavaliere, Gaetano Romano, Franca Melfi
Background: The incidental detection of solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is currently increasing due to the widespread use of computed tomography (CT) during the follow up in oncological patients or in screening trials. A quick and definitive histological diagnosis of these nodes is mandatory as, in case of primitive lung cancer, an early detection could improve both surgical results and prognosis. The minimally invasive pulmonary resection (MIPR) is the gold standard procedure for diagnosis and treatment of small lung nodules, but it can be difficult to localize deep nonpalpable nodes that lie in the lung parenchyma...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
I A Filatova
By improving the existing surgical technologies for dacryocystitis, one enhances the effectiveness of patient rehabilitation. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of radio-wave surgery in the treatment of dacryocystitis and lacrimal sac abscesses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The clinical group consisted of 207 patients ranging in age from 7 to 89 years (the mean age of 41±7.3 years). For 39% of patients this was a repeated treatment, while 9.3% had undergone 4-5 surgical interventions...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Juliane Kupsch, Thomas Jackisch, Klaus E Matzel, Joerg Zimmer, Andreas Schreiber, Anja Sims, Helmut Witzigmann, Sigmar Stelzner
PURPOSE: Severity of anorectal dysfunction after low anterior resection is associated with various patient- and treatment-related factors. We aimed to quantify anorectal dysfunction after treatment for rectal cancer using the low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) score. METHODS: We retrieved from a prospective database 331 eligible patients on whom anterior resection for rectal cancer had been performed from 2000 to 2014. All patients were sent a LARS score accompanied by a supplementary questionnaire...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Christoph Rischpler, Kristina Schwamborn, Markus Schwaiger, Tobias Maurer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
Francesco Fiorica, Marco Trovò, Alessandro Ottaiano, Guglielmo Nasti, Ilaria Carandina, Marina Marzola, Paolo De Paoli, Massimiliano Berretta
Background: Although several studies have been carried out to determine the best treatment for gastric carcinoma, the data on survival rate still remain inconclusive. Objective: To evaluate the effects of postoperative radio-chemotherapy on overall and disease-free survival. Data Sources: MEDLINE and CANCERLIT searches of reference lists (for the period 1970 to 2016) were supplemented with hand search of reference lists. Study selection: The present work includes randomized controlled trials comparing postoperative radio-chemotherapy to postoperative chemotherapy or to surgery alone in patients with resected gastric carcinoma without evidence of metastatic disease...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
M Koëter, M van Putten, R H A Verhoeven, V E P P Lemmens, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to describe treatment patterns and the impact on overall survival among elderly patients (75 years and older) with potentially curable esophageal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2003 and 2013, 13,244 patients from the nationwide population-based Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR) were diagnosed with potentially curable esophageal cancer (cT2-3, X, any cN, cM0, X) of which 34% were elderly patients (n = 4501). RESULTS: Surgical treatment with or without neoadjuvant treatment remained stable among elderly patients (around the 16% between 2003 and 2013)...
March 12, 2018: Acta Oncologica
Ahmed Mohey, Mohamed Alhefnawy, Mostafa Mahmoud, Rabea Gomaa, Tarek Soliman, Shabieb Ahmed, Yasser A Noureldin
INTRODUCTION: To assess the conversion rate during fluoroless-ureteroscopy (URS) and evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of fluoroless-URS as a definitive management of distal ureteral calculi. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between May 2013 and August 2015, patients with radio-opaque distal ureteral calculi of ≤ 1 cm in size were randomized to undergo fluoroless-URS or standard URS. Patients with previous ureteral surgery, ureteral kinking, ureteral stricture, single kidney, additional proximal ureteral or renal calculi, uncontrolled coagulopathy, and/or congenital anomalies of the urinary tract were excluded...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Urology
Lin Wang, Yingze Zhang, Zhaohui Song, Hengrui Chang, Ye Tian, Fei Zhang
PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate the novel method of using elastic bionic fixation device in treating the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (DTS) injury. METHODS: From June 2013 to January 2014, 17 subjects with ankle fractures combined with DTS separation were treated by the elastic bionic fixation device. The syndesmotic parameters, healing, functional scores, and possible complications were recorded. RESULTS: All patients had a mean follow-up of 23...
March 9, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Venkataram Mysore, Omprakash H Mahadevappa, Shyamanta Barua, Imran Majid, Vishalakshi Viswanath, Ramesh M Bhat, Suresh Talwar, Salim Thurakkal, Sanjeev J Aurangabadkar, Manas Chatterjee, Anil Ganjoo
Background: Currently, the standard protocol regarding the performance of procedures on patients receiving or having recently received isotretinoin (13- cis -retinoic acid) states that the procedures should not be performed. The recommendations in standard books and drug insert require discontinuation of isotretinoin for 6 months before performing cosmetic procedures, including waxing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser procedures, or incisional and excisional cold-steel surgery. These recommendations have been followed for over two decades despite little evidence for the stated increased risk of scarring...
October 2017: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Thorsten Frenzel, Jordana Siekmann, Carsten Grohmann, Ursula Valentiner, Rüdiger Schmitz, Kristoffer Riecken, Boris Fehse, Udo Schumacher, Tobias Lange, Andreas Krüll
PURPOSE: To investigated the influence of radiation therapy (RT), surgery (OP), radio-chemotherapy (RChT), or chemotherapy (ChT) on small cell lung cancer metastases in 2 xenograft models. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A total of 1 × 106 human small cell lung cancer cells (OH1, H69) were subcutaneously injected into severe combined immunodeficiency mice to form a local primary tumor node at the lower trunk. Radiation therapy, OP, RChT, or ChT were started after development of palpable tumors...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Hisaki Aiba, Satoshi Yamada, Jun Mizutani, Norio Yamamoto, Hideki Okamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Kimura, Akihiko Takeuchi, Shinji Miwa, Akira Kawai, Kenichi Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Otsuka Takanobu
Regional hyperthermia is considered to enhance the antitumor effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In this study, we confirmed the efficacy of concomitant radiotherapy, hyperthermia, and chemotherapy (RHC) for neoadjuvant treatment of malignant soft tissue sarcoma (STS). From 1994 to 2013, we performed RHC in 150 patients. This study was limited to 60 patients using the following exclusion criteria: salvage for recurrence or unplanned excision, trunk location, metastasis at initiation, non-STS, and no definitive surgery...
February 26, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Seyyed Reza Sadat Ebrahimi, Elgar Enamzadeh, Hossein Babaei
BACKGROUND: Polidocanol is approved for its competence in treatment of varicose veins and spider veins; however, unfortunately, many of its off-label uses are still underappreciated. OBJECTIVE: Lack of an appropriate comprehensive review for off-label uses of this medication troubles physicians about making evidence-based decisions on prescribing it for its various outstanding off-label uses. This article attempts to provide physicians with the latest information concerning successful and unsuccessful use of polidocanol as an alternative treatment for esophageal and gastric varices, tendinopathy and epicondylitis, vascular malformations, varicocele, hydrocele and spermatocele, aneurysmal bone cysts, itching, management of gastrointestinal bleeding, simple renal cysts, reducing the incidence and severity of radio-induced dermatitis, and hemorrhoids...
February 23, 2018: Current Clinical Pharmacology
Suresh Subramanian, K V Vimalnath, Ashutosh Dash
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver cancer is an increasingly prevalent and highly morbid disease with critical significance in the Asian and African sub-continents. Among the various therapies currently employed in the clinic to combat the global menace of HCC, radio-embolization with suitable therapeutic isotopes is an effective targeted approach. In the Indian context, the significant cost and logistical disadvantage of imported radio-embolic formulations for HCC therapy make it essential to develop more feasible indigenous alternatives - using locally available radioisotopes and microspheric carriers - that can serve the nuclear medicine community...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
António Norton de Matos, Clemente Neves Sousa, Paulo Almeida, Paulo Teles, Duarte Rego, Gabriela Teixeira, Luís Loureiro, Sérgio Teixeira
Dysfunction of arteriovenous access for hemodialysis is a challenge for the vascular surgeon. Some patients have complex vascular access with problems that are difficult to solve. Careful analysis of the vascular network with ultrasound and dissection of the veins during surgery can help to identify the best option for each access. We introduce and discuss the case of creation of a radio-cephalic fistula with outflow into the brachial vein in 64-year-old hemodialysis male patient. This technique enables extending fistula patency, arterializing the brachial vein, and improves cost efficiency...
February 20, 2018: Hemodialysis International
Pierre Bourdillon, Tanguy Boissenot, Lauriane Goldwirt, Julien Nicolas, Caroline Apra, Alexandre Carpentier
In situ carmustine wafers containing 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU) are commonly used for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma to overcome the brain-blood barrier. In theory, this chemotherapy diffuses into the adjacent parenchyma and the excipient degrades in maximum 8 weeks but no clinical data confirms this evolution, because patients are rarely operated again. A 75-year-old patient was operated twice for recurrent glioblastoma, and a carmustine wafer was implanted during the second surgery...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
Mary Simons, Michael K Morgan, Andrew S Davidson
INTRODUCTION: There is uncertainty as to the best management of arteriovenous malformations of the brain (bAVM). However, the Spetzler-Martin grade (SMG) has been validated as an effective determinant of surgical risks. We performed a systematic review for the best evidence regarding the management of bAVM for series that incorporate an analysis based upon SMG. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Medline, Embase, Scopus and Cochrane databases were searched for series between January 2000 and January 2018, with a minimum of 100 cases and that incorporated SMG stratification...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Gabriele Babini, Jacopo Morini, Sofia Barbieri, Giorgio Baiocco, Giovanni Battista Ivaldi, Marco Liotta, Paola Tabarelli de Fatis, Andrea Ottolenghi
The protocol adopted in this work aims at unraveling how X-rays perturb the functioning of the intestinal barrier, focusing on the interplay between colorectal tumor cells and the immune system. Colorectal carcinoma is among the most common type of cancer, typically treated by surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Advantages of radiotherapy in targeting the tumor are well known. However, even limited exposures of healthy tissues are of great concern, particularly regarding the effects on the intestinal barrier and the immune system...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
M G Schouwenburg, L A D Busweiler, N Beck, D Henneman, S Amodio, M I van Berge Henegouwen, A Cats, R van Hillegersberg, J W van Sandick, B P L Wijnhoven, M W J Wouters, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen
BACKGROUND: Dutch national guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of gastric cancer recommend the use of perioperative chemotherapy in patients with resectable gastric cancer. However, adjuvant chemotherapy is often not administered. The aim of this study was to evaluate hospital variation on the probability to receive adjuvant chemotherapy and to identify associated factors with special attention to postoperative complications. METHODS: All patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy and underwent an elective surgical resection for stage IB-IVa (M0) gastric adenocarcinoma between 2011 and 2015 were identified from a national database (Dutch Upper GI Cancer Audit)...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
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