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Chris Yin Wei Chan, Chee Kidd Chiu, Xin Yi Ler, Yun Hui Ng, Xue Han Chian, Pheng Hian Tan, Mun Keong Kwan
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between postoperative upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) Tilt Angle with postoperative medial shoulder and neck imbalance. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Studies had found that current recommendations for UIV selection were not predictive of good postoperative shoulder balance. METHODS: 98 AIS patients with Lenke 1/2 curves who underwent posterior spinal fusion between 2013 and 2014 with minimum follow up of 2 years were recruited...
March 19, 2018: Spine
Hubert S Gabryś, Florian Buettner, Florian Sterzing, Henrik Hauswald, Mark Bangert
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether machine learning with dosiomic, radiomic, and demographic features allows for xerostomia risk assessment more precise than normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) models based on the mean radiation dose to parotid glands. Material and methods: A cohort of 153 head-and-neck cancer patients was used to model xerostomia at 0-6 months (early), 6-15 months (late), 15-24 months (long-term), and at any time (a longitudinal model) after radiotherapy...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Karl Philipp Kutzner, Joachim Pfeil
Bone- and soft-tissue sparing short stems are increasingly used in total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, there are a large variety of models of short stems, differing in design and function. Calcar-guided short stems provide an anatomical curvature in the medial calcar region, thus, positioning is done individually alongside the calcar in the "round-the-corner" technique. Depending on the level of the neck's osteotomy, stems can be aligned individually in a large bandwidth of varus- and valgus anatomies...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Mohammad Hadi Karbalaie Niya, Hossein Keyvani, Fahimeh Safarnezhad Tameshkel, Mostafa Salehi-Vaziri, Sedigheh Teaghinezhad-S, Farah Bokharaei Salim, Seyed Hamid Reza Monavari, Davod Javanmard
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common viral infection worldwide associated with a variety of cancers. The integration of the HPV genome in these patients causes chromosomal instability and triggers carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the HPV-16 genome physical status in four major cancers related to HPV infection. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded blocks from our previous projects on head and neck, colorectal, penile, and cervical cancers were collected, and HPV-16-positive specimens were used for further analysis...
March 13, 2018: Translational Oncology
Claire M Lawlor, Charles A Riley, John M Carter, Kimsey H Rodriguez
Importance: The 1996 Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Inpatient Guidelines of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Pediatric Otolaryngology Committee recommended that children younger than 3 years be admitted following tonsillectomy. Recommendations for hospital observation were not included as a key action statement in the 2011 AAO-HNS Clinical Practice Guidelines for Tonsillectomy in Children. Objective: To examine the association between posttonsillectomy complication rate and the age and weight of the child at the time of surgery...
March 15, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Vanessa Trieu, Harlan Pinto, Jonathan W Riess, Ruth Lira, Richard Luciano, Jessie Coty, Derek Boothroyd, A Dimitrios Colevas
LESSONS LEARNED: Chemotherapy for recurrent, metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck need not be known for extreme toxicity.The weekly regimen studied here has been demonstrated to be tolerable and effective. BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to establish the response rate, progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS), and safety profile of weekly docetaxel, platinum, and cetuximab (TPC) in patients with relapsed or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN)...
March 14, 2018: Oncologist
Sandro Virgilio Porceddu, Mathias Bressel, Michael Geoffrey Poulsen, Adam Stoneley, Michael John Veness, Lizbeth Moira Kenny, Chris Wratten, June Corry, Stephen Cooper, Gerald Blaise Fogarty, Marnie Collins, Michael Kevin Collins, Andrew Martin John Macann, Christopher Gerard Milross, Michael Gordon Penniment, Howard Yu-Hao Liu, Madeleine Trudy King, Benedict James Panizza, Danny Rischin
Purpose To report the results of the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group randomized phase III trial designed to determine whether the addition of concurrent chemotherapy to postoperative radiotherapy (CRT) improved locoregional control in patients with high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Patients and Methods The primary objective was to determine whether there was a difference in freedom from locoregional relapse (FFLRR) between 60 or 66 Gy (6 to 6.5 weeks) with or without weekly carboplatin (area under the curve 2) after resection of gross disease...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Dong Wook Kim, Yoo Jin Lee, Hye Shin Ahn, Hye Jin Baek, Ji Hwa Ryu, Taewoo Kang
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic performance of ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) for diagnosing incidentally detected diffuse thyroid disease (DTD) in patients who underwent thyroid surgery using multicenter data. METHODS: Between July and December 2016, a total of 177 patients who underwent preoperative thyroid US and neck CT, and subsequent thyroid surgery at 4 participating institutions, were reviewed. US and CT images in each case were retrospectively reviewed by a radiologist at each institution, and classified into one of the following four categories based on US and CT features: no DTD; indeterminate; suspicious for DTD; and DTD...
March 10, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
Judette M Louis, Matthew A Koch, Uma M Reddy, Robert M Silver, Corette B Parker, Francesca L Facco, Susan Redline, Chia-Ling Nhan-Chang, Judith H Chung, Grace W Pien, Robert C Basner, William A Grobman, Deborah A Wing, Hyagriv N Simhan, David M Haas, Brian M Mercer, Samuel Parry, Daniel Mobley, Benjamin Carper, George R Saade, Frank P Schubert, Phyllis C Zee
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is common in pregnancy, but there are limited data on predictors. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to develop predictive models of sleep-disordered breathing during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: Nulliparous women completed validated questionnaires to assess for symptoms related to snoring, fatigue, excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome. The questionnaires included questions regarding the timing of sleep and sleep duration, work schedules (eg, shift work, night work), sleep positions, and previously diagnosed sleep disorders...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sylvia Gruber, Katharina Frings, Peter Kuess, Wolfgang Dörr
PURPOSE: Oral mucositis is a frequent, dose-limiting side effect of radio(chemo)therapy of head-and-neck malignancies. The epithelial radiation response is based on multiple tissue changes, which could offer targets for a biologically tailored treatment. The potential of dermatan sulfate (DS) to modulate radiation-induced oral mucositis was tested in an established preclinical mucositis model. METHODS: Irradiation was either applied alone or in combination with daily DS treatment (4 mg/kg, subcutaneously) over varying time intervals...
March 1, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
Cameron Green, Tess Baker, Ashwin Subramaniam
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature regarding the ability of clinical features to predict respiratory failure in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). DATA SOURCES: We searched the PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE databases with the search terms "guillain barre syndrome" OR "acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy" OR "acute motor axonal neuropathy" OR "acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy" AND "respiratory failure" OR "mechanical ventilation"...
March 5, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
Hecheng Ren, Lin Ma, Ming Wei, Jialin Li, Mingsheng Yu, Long Yin
RATIONALE: Middle cerebral artery (MCA) anomalies are relatively rare and often related to aneurysms. Familiarity with these anomalies is important in resolving problems that arise in the complex angioarchitecture. Reports often describe that aneurysms that are related to accessory or duplicated MCA are often located at its origin. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old man presented with a headache for 10 days, without nausea and vomiting. The physical examination was negative...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Joseph Cormier, Lisa Gwin, Lars Reinhart, Rawson Wood, Charles Bain
STUDY DESIGN: This study combined all prior research involving human volunteers in low-speed rear-end impacts and performed a comparative analysis of real-world crashes using the National Automotive Sampling System - Crashworthiness Data System. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the rates of neck pain between volunteer and real-world collisions as well as the likelihood of an injury beyond symptoms as a function of impact severity and occupant characteristics in real-world collisions...
February 27, 2018: Spine
L-L Yang, L Wu, G-T Yu, W-F Zhang, B Liu, Z-J Sun
Targeted therapy using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) has emerged as a widely used form of immunotherapy in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Membrane-associated glycoprotein CD317 has been preferentially overexpressed by multiple myeloma cells, and its humanized mAb has been previously used in clinical trials. However, overexpression of CD317 in HNSCC and its correlation with tumor immunity is still uncertain. Here, the immunoreactivity of CD317 was detected in human HNSCC tissue microarrays, which contained 43 oral mucosa samples, 48 dysplasia samples, and 165 primary HNSCC...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Li Lin, Yao Lu, Xiao-Ju Wang, Hui Chen, Sha Yu, Jiao Tian, Guan-Qun Zhou, Lu-Lu Zhang, Zhen-Yu Qi, Jiang Hu, Jun Ma, Ying Sun
PURPOSE: To establish the regional lymph node (LN) distribution probability map and draw the neck clinical target volume specific to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: One thousand patients with pathologically proven NPC were enrolled from January 2010 to December 2011. The center point of the LNs with a minimal axial diameter of ≥4 mm was marked on a single treatment planning computed tomography scan. The neck LN levels I to X using the 2013 updated international consensus guidelines were also contoured...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Cassandra Stambaugh
PURPOSE: To determine clinically relevant pass/question/fail criteria for gamma analysis of intensity modulated radiation therapy quality assurance (IMRT QA) plans, identify which plans should be further analyzed with dose-volume histogram (DVH) metrics, and create a workflow for performing that DVH-based analysis. METHODS: Eleven plans, five prostate and six head/neck, were selected to represent known good plans based on their high passing rate using conventional IMRT QA criteria...
February 26, 2018: Medical Physics
Michael MacFarlane, Daniel Wong, Douglas A Hoover, Eugene Wong, Carol Johnson, Jerry J Battista, Jeff Z Chen
PURPOSE: In this work, we propose a new method of calibrating cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) data sets for radiotherapy dose calculation and plan assessment. The motivation for this patient-specific calibration (PSC) method is to develop an efficient, robust, and accurate CBCT calibration process that is less susceptible to deformable image registration (DIR) errors. METHODS: Instead of mapping the CT numbers voxel-by-voxel with traditional DIR calibration methods, the PSC methods generates correlation plots between deformably registered planning CT and CBCT voxel values, for each image slice...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Conggang Liao, Qiang Ren, Lei Chu, Lei Shi, Qingshuai Yu, Zhenjian Yan, Kexiao Yu, Chao Liu, Wenkai Wu, Yang Xiong, Zhongliang Deng, Liang Chen
PURPOSE: During the long-term practice of percutaneous endoscopic cervical discectomy (PECD) at our institution, we have modified the protocol to include the vertical anchoring technique (VAT), which we will describe in detail in this article. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes associated with the conventional posterior PECD technique with that associated with the modified technique to determine the safety and efficacy of the latter technique. METHODS: From December 2014 to January 2016, a total of 44 patients with single cervical disc herniation were randomly divided into two groups...
February 24, 2018: European Spine Journal
Jinjin Liu, Yongchun Chen, Li Lan, Boli Lin, Weijian Chen, Meihao Wang, Rui Li, Yunjun Yang, Bing Zhao, Zilong Hu, Yuxia Duan
OBJECTIVES: Anterior communicating artery (ACOM) aneurysms are the most common intracranial aneurysms, and predicting their rupture risk is challenging. We aimed to predict this risk using a two-layer feed-forward artificial neural network (ANN). MATERIALS AND METHOD: 594 ACOM aneurysms, 54 unruptured and 540 ruptured, were reviewed. A two-layer feed-forward ANN was designed for ACOM aneurysm rupture-risk analysis. To improve ANN efficiency, an adaptive synthetic (ADASYN) sampling approach was applied to generate more synthetic data for unruptured aneurysms...
February 23, 2018: European Radiology
Bianca Posocco, Mauro Buzzo, Andrea Follegot, Luciana Giodini, Roberto Sorio, Elena Marangon, Giuseppe Toffoli
Paclitaxel belongs to the taxanes family and it is used, alone or in multidrug regimens, for the therapy of several solid tumours, such as breast-, lung-, head and neck-, and ovarian cancer. Standard dosing of chemotherapy does not take into account the many inter-patient differences that make drug exposure highly variable, thus leading to the insurgence of severe toxicity. This is particularly true for paclitaxel considering that a relationship between haematological toxicity and plasma exposure was found...
2018: PloS One
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