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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090519/a-rare-case-of-a-blood-clot-masquerading-as-a-retained-surgical-drain
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Sean Wl Ho, Ivan Th Chua
Surgical drains are commonly used in surgery to reduce post-operative fluid collections. Whilst rare, a retained surgical drain may result in clinical complications and distress to the patient. A retained surgical drain is a potentially avoidable event and surgeons should be aware on how to confirm the presence of a retained surgical drain. We report a rare case of a blood clot masquerading as a retained surgical drain in a patient. The patient is a 55-year-old Malay male who presented with left gluteal necrotizing fasciitis...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081335/comparison-of-wire-guided-localization-and-radio-guided-occult-lesionlocalization-in-preoperative-localization-of-nonpalpable-breast-lesions
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Nazım Barış Kanat, Murat Tuncel, Tamer Aksoy, Ayşegül Fırat, Figen Demirkazık, Demirali Onat, Meltem Çağlar Tuncalı, Biray Emine Caner
BACKGROUND/AIM: Breast lesions that are not palpable on physical examination but considered suspicious for malignancy on mammography or ultrasonography should be marked before surgery. Wire-guided localization (WGL) is the most frequently used method for preoperative marking of nonpalpable breast lesions (NPBLs). An alternative is marking by a radioactive agent (radio-guided occult lesion localization; ROLL). The present study aimed to compare WGL and ROLL for preoperative marking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 25 patients marked by ROLL and 11 patients marked by WGL...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070651/inferior-vena-cava-involvement-in-children-with-wilms-tumor
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Abeer Al Diab, Nader Hirmas, Abdellatif Almousa, Ramiz Abu-Hijlih, Fatinah Aljlouni, Iyad Sultan, Khalil Ghandour
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective review of children with WT thrombus involving the IVC. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 123 patients with WT diagnosed between January 2006 and December 2015. Patients with caval tumor thrombus were identified, demographic data, radiological images, extent of thrombus, chemo- and radiotherapy, surgical approach, pathology reports and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: IVC involvement was identified in 11 patients (9%)...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064229/outcomes-after-radio-chemo-therapy-for-non-metastatic-bile-duct-cancer
#4
Louisa Bolm, Lukas Kaesmann, Tobias Bartscht, Steven E Schild, Dirk Rades
BACKGROUND/AIM: The role of radio(chemo) therapy for non-metastatic bile duct cancer is not well defined. This study provides additional data for this rare situation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of eight patients receiving radio(chemo)therapy for non-metastatic bile duct cancer were retrospectively analyzed regarding local control, metastases-free survival and overall survival. In addition to the entire cohort, five tumor- or treatment-related factors were investigated: tumor stage, histologic grading, point in time of radio(chemo)therapy, upfront surgery and concurrent chemotherapy...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064227/pet-probe-guided-surgery-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-proposal-for-a-methodological-approach
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Paolo Orsaria, Agostino Chiaravalloti, Alessandro Fiorentini, Chiara Pistolese, Gianluca Vanni, Alessandra Vittoria Granai, Dimitrios Varvaras, Roberta Danieli, Orazio Schillaci, Giuseppe Petrella, Oreste Claudio Buonomo
BACKGROUND: Although it is valuable for detecting distant metastases, identifying recurrence, and evaluating responses to chemotherapy, the role of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) in assessing locoregional nodal status for initial staging of breast cancer has not yet been well-defined in clinical practice. In the current report, we describe a new PET probe-based clinical approach, with evaluation of the technical performance of a handheld high-energy gamma probe for intraoperative localization of breast carcinomas, and evaluation of lymph node metastases during radio-guided oncological surgery...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062933/single-cycle-induction-chemotherapy-for-resectable-advanced-hypopharyngeal-cancer
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Torahiko Nakashima, Ryuji Yasumatsu, Kaori Asai, Hideoki Uryu, Ryunosuke Kogo, Takashi Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: The role of induction chemotherapy (IC) in the treatment of resectable advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma has not been elucidated, and the most effective IC regimen for chemoselection is still unknown. At our institute we have not used the triple combination of docetaxel, cisplatin, fluorouracil (TPF) for chemoselection, but rather the double combination of docetaxel + cisplatin (TP). The aim of this study is to report the outcome of patients with advanced hypopharyngeal cancer treated by single cycle of IC with TP followed by chemoradiation (CRT) or surgery...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047377/mo-fg-202-02-automated-plan-quality-assurance-integrated-with-eclipse-using-varian-s-esapi-interface
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E Schreibmann, I Crocker, A Dhabaan, E Elder
PURPOSE: Treatment plan compliance to physician's intent is still assessed by hand in clinical practice by visually comparing prescription details against corresponding plan values. We report on a script that uses the Varian's programming interface to automate the scoring of treatment plan dose values to the physician's prescribed constraints. METHODS: The Eclipse Scripting Advance Programming Interface (ESAPI) is a FDA-approved scripting environment written in C# that allows programming access to a patient's record in Aria and Eclipse...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044470/gold-nanoparticles-as-dose-enhancement-agent-for-kilovoltage-x-ray-therapy-of-melanoma
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So-Ra Kim, Eun-Hee Kim
PURPOSE: Melanoma is mainly treated by surgery and rarely with radiation because of the high radio-resistance of this tumor. Nevertheless, radiotherapy is the preferred treatment modality for unresectable lesions and avoiding cosmetic disfigurement caused by surgical excision. This study investigated the therapeutic advantage of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for kilovoltage X-ray treatment of melanoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Commercial AuNPs were evaluated for cytotoxicity and cellular internalization...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043929/using-the-hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic-clamp-to-assess-insulin-sensitivity-at-3%C3%A2-months-following-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-bmi-35%C3%A2-kg-m-2-in-china
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Lei Zhao, Liyong Zhu, Zhihong Su, Yong Liu, Pengzhou Li, Xiangwu Yang, Weizheng Li, Lingjie Tan, Xulong Sun, Shaihong Zhu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe short-time effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on insulin sensitivity (IS) of Chinese diabetes patients with body mass index (BMI) <35 kg/m(2) by hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 15 type 2 diabete mellitus (T2DM) patients with BMI <35 kg/m(2), who underwent laparoscopical Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). Hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp were performed at baseline and at 3 months after LRYGB...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007028/phase-i-ii-trial-evaluating-concurrent-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-plus-chemotherapy-for-salvage-treatment-of-locally-recurrent-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Lin Kong, Jing Gao, Jiyi Hu, Weixu Hu, Xiyin Guan, Rong Lu, Jiade J Lu
BACKGROUND: After definitive chemoradiotherapy for non-metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), more than 10% of patients will experience a local recurrence. Salvage treatments present significant challenges for locally recurrent NPC. Surgery, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy, and brachytherapy have been used to treat locally recurrent NPC. However, only patients with small-volume tumors can benefit from these treatments. Re-irradiation with X-ray-based intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMXT) has been more widely used for salvage treatment of locally recurrent NPC with a large tumor burden, but over-irradiation to the surrounding normal tissues has been shown to cause frequent and severe toxicities...
December 22, 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995093/new-perspectives-in-the-treatment-of-colorectal-metastases
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REVIEW
Dominique Elias, Luca Viganò, Franco Orsi, Marta Scorsetti, Tiziana Comito, Jan Lerut, Davide Cosola, Guido Torzilli
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the management of metastatic colorectal cancer has become more aggressive and more multidisciplinary. New treatment options have been proposed in addition to the standard approach of resection of liver metastases and chemotherapy. SUMMARY: Selected patients with synchronous limited peritoneal and liver disease (peritoneal cancer index <12 and <3 liver metastases) can be scheduled for aggressive treatment, including cytoreductive surgery, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and liver resection...
November 2016: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981883/varicose-vein-therapy-and-nerve-lesions
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Tobias Hirsch
Treating varicose veins using endovenous thermal techniques - especially laser and radio frequency ablation - has emerged as an effective alternative to open surgery with stripping and high ligation. Even though these methods are very gentle and patient-friendly, they are nevertheless accompanied by risks and side effects. Compared to open surgical therapy, the risk of damage to peripheral and motor nerves is reduced; however, it still exists as a result of heat exposure and tumescent anaesthesia. Non-thermal methods that can be applied without tumescent anaesthesia have been introduced to the market...
December 16, 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941882/use-of-an-anti-viral-drug-ribavirin-as-an-anti-glioblastoma-therapeutic
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F Volpin, J Casaos, J Sesen, A Mangraviti, J Choi, N Gorelick, J Frikeche, T Lott, R Felder, S J Scotland, T S K Eisinger-Mathason, H Brem, B Tyler, N Skuli
The median survival for glioblastoma patients is ~15 months despite aggressive surgery and radio-chemotherapy approaches. Thus, developing new therapeutics is necessary to improve the treatment of these invasive brain tumors, which are known to show high levels of the eukaryotic initiation factor, eIF4E, a potent oncogene. Ribavirin, the only clinically approved drug known to target eIF4E, is an anti-viral molecule currently used in hepatitis C treatment. Here, we report the effect of ribavirin on proliferation, cell cycle, cell death and migration of several human and murine glioma cell lines, as well as human glioblastoma stem-like cells, in vitro...
December 12, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940454/acute-traumatic-coagulopathy-pathophysiology-and-resuscitation
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J W Simmons, M F Powell
Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy occurs immediately after massive trauma when shock, hypoperfusion, and vascular damage are present. Mechanisms for this acute coagulopathy include activation of protein C, endothelial glycocalyx disruption, depletion of fibrinogen, and platelet dysfunction. Hypothermia and acidaemia amplify the endogenous coagulopathy and often accompany trauma. These multifactorial processes lead to decreased clot strength, autoheparinization, and hyperfibrinolysis. Furthermore, the effects of aggressive crystalloid administration, haemodilution from inappropriate blood product transfusion, and prolonged surgical times may worsen clinical outcomes...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928789/-surgical-management-of-locally-advanced-digestive-tract-neuroendocrine-neoplasm-with-or-without-liver-metastasis
#15
Xiaosong Wang, Jiangfeng Qiu, Zhiyong Wu
Neuroendocrine tumors in the digestive tract are rare, however their incidences increased obviously for the past few years. The purpose of this paper is to elucidate the surgical management of locally advanced digestive tract neuroendocrine neoplasms(NENs) with or without liver metastasis and to discuss the present classification of gastrointestinal NENs in order to provide reference for clinicians. WHO re-classified the gastroenteropancreatic NENs in 2010, but this classification remains many questions and needs further clinical trials to answer...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909131/mri-appearances-of-atypical-cartilaginous-tumour-grade-i-chondrosarcoma-after-treatment-by-curettage-phenolisation-and-allografting-recommendations-for-follow-up
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S H M Verdegaal, C S van Rijswijk, H F C Brouwers, P D S Dijkstra, M A J van de Sande, P C W Hogendoorn, A H M Taminiau
AIMS: The purpose of this retrospective study was to differentiate between the MRI features of normal post-operative change and those of residual or recurrent disease after intralesional treatment of an atypical cartilage tumour (ACT)/grade I chondrosarcoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the case notes, radiology and histology of 75 patients, who had been treated for an ACT/grade I chondrosarcoma by curettage, phenolisation and bone allografting between 1994 and 2005...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900701/elbow-instability-are-we-able-to-classify-it-review-of-the-literature-and-proposal-of-an-all-inclusive-classification-system
#17
REVIEW
A Marinelli, E Guerra, R Rotini
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, considerable improvements have come in biomechanical knowledge about the role of elbow stabilizers. In particular, the complex interactions among the different stabilizers when injured at the same time have been better understood. Anyway, uncertainties about both nomenclature and classification still exist in the definition of the different patterns of instability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The authors examine the literature of the last 130 years about elbow instability classification, analyzing the intuitions and the value of each of them...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898747/-review-of-medical-or-combined-treatment-of-local-or-locally-advanced-oesophageal-cancer
#18
Tünde Nagy, Gábor Rubovszky
More than 800 oesophageal tumours are diagnosed each year in Hungary. The disease is characterized by high mortality. The curative treatment traditionally surgical, although the study results of recent decades pointed out that patient outcome can be improved with the proper application of radio- and chemotherapy. The diverse study designs, the low number of recruited patients and the sometimes conflicting results make the determination of optimal treatment difficult. The aim of this work is to facilitate the choice of treatment modality with the best outcome, especially with the view of medical oncologists...
November 29, 2016: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889751/targeted-therapy-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#19
Damian T Rieke, Konrad Klinghammer, Ulrich Keilholz
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common solid cancers worldwide. It is mainly caused by exposure to tobacco smoke and alcohol as well as infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). The prognosis is poor, especially once it recurs or metastasizes. Current therapeutic options include surgery, radio- and chemotherapy. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors are so far the only targeted agents that have been approved in head and neck cancer. Primary or secondary resistance is frequent or will eventually develop...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875060/open-versus-thoracoscopic-rfa-assisted-lung-resection
#20
Anna Poupalou, Michael Kontos, Evangelos Felekouras, Apostolos Papalois, Nikolaos Kavantzas, George Agrogiannis, Fatima Yagoubi, Periklis Tomos
The purpose of this study was to evaluate Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)-assisted lung parenchymal transection through thoracotomy and thoracoscopy. Twelve domestic pigs underwent RFA-assisted lingulectomy: six through thoracotomy (group A), and six with thoracoscopy (group B). There was no mortality, no bleeding, or air leak intra- or postoperatively in either of the groups, and no conversion to open thoracotomy in group B. Group A had longer operating period and more pleural adhesions. A barotrauma, a skin burn, and a localized infection were observed in this group...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
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