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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737843/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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Tess E Cooper, Lauren C Heathcote, Brian Anderson, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Christopher Eccleston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for persisting pain in children acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722116/opioids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Tess E Cooper, Anna-Karenia Anderson, Andrew L Gray, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Boris Zernikow
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719979/prevalence-of-protective-shielding-utilization-for-radiation-dose-reduction-in-adult-patients-undergoing-body-scanning-using-computed-tomography
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Shoaib Safiullah, Roshan M Patel, Brittany Uribe, Kyle Spradling, Chandana Lall, Lishi Zhang, Zhamshid Okhunov, Ralph Clayman, Jaime Landman
PURPOSE: Ionizing radiation is implicated in nearly 2% of malignancies in the United States; radiation shields prevent unnecessary radiation exposure during medical imaging. Contemporary radiation shield utilization for adult patients in the United States is poorly defined. Therefore, we evaluated the prevalence of protective shielding utilization in adult patients undergoing computed tomography scans in United States' hospitals. METHODS: An online survey was sent to established radiology departments randomly selected from the 2015 American Hospital Association Guide...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715276/cancer-incidence-after-in-utero-exposure-to-ionizing-radiation-in-techa-river-residents
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L Yu Krestinina, Yu E Kharyuzov, S B Epiphanova, E I Tolstykh, I Deltour, J Schüz, A V Akleyev
Health effects of in utero exposure to ionizing radiation, especially among adults, are still unclear. The aim of this study was to analyze cancer risk in a cohort of subjects exposed in utero due to releases of nuclear waste into the Techa River in the Southern Urals, taking into account additional postnatal exposure. Analysis for solid cancer was based on 242 cases among 10,482 cohort members, accumulating 381,948 person-years at risk, with follow-up from 1956-2009, while analysis for hematological malignancies was based on 26 cases among 11,070 persons, with 423,502 person-years at risk, with follow-up from 1953-2009...
July 17, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712283/stereotactic-radiotherapy-of-the-prostate-fractionation-and-utilization-in-the-united-states
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Joseph P Weiner, David Schwartz, Meng Shao, Virginia Osborn, Kwang Choi, David Schreiber
PURPOSE: To analyze the utilization and fractionation of extreme hypofractionation via stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in the treatment of prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data was analyzed on men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 2004-2012 and treated with definitive-intent radiation therapy, as captured in the National Cancer Database. This database is a hospital-based registry that collects an estimated 70% of all diagnosed malignancies in the United States...
June 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697858/accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-for-elderly-women-with-early-breast-cancer-a-compromise-between-whole-breast-irradiation-and-omission-of-radiotherapy
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Shakeel Sumodhee, Johan Levy, Emmanuel Chamorey, Daniel Lam Cham Kee, Marie-Eve Chand, Mathieu Gautier, Isabelle Peyrottes, Emmanuel Barranger, Jean-Michel Hannoun-Levi
PURPOSE: Regarding adjuvant radiation therapy making decision for elderly women, Albert (2013) published a nomogram predicting the mastectomy-free survival (MFS) rate with or without adjuvant irradiation. Based on this approach, we proposed to investigate the use of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) vs. whole breast irradiation (WBI) or endocrine therapy alone in elderly low-risk breast cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: For each elderly woman treated by conserving surgery and APBI (multicatheter interstitial high-dose-rate brachytherapy), 5- and 10-year MFS rates were calculated...
July 8, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692406/mortality-from-circulatory-diseases-and-other-non-cancer-outcomes-among-nuclear-workers-in-france-the-united-kingdom-and-the-united-states-inworks
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Michael Gillies, David B Richardson, Elisabeth Cardis, Robert D Daniels, Jacqueline A O'Hagan, Richard Haylock, Dominique Laurier, Klervi Leuraud, Monika Moissonnier, Mary K Schubauer-Berigan, Isabelle Thierry-Chef, Ausrele Kesminiene
Positive associations between external radiation dose and non-cancer mortality have been made in a number of published studies, primarily of populations exposed to high-dose, high-dose-rate ionizing radiation. The goal of this study was to determine whether external radiation dose was associated with non-cancer mortality in a large pooled cohort of nuclear workers exposed to low-dose radiation accumulated at low dose rates. The cohort comprised 308,297 workers from France, United Kingdom and United States. The average cumulative equivalent dose at a tissue depth of 10 mm [Hp(10)] was 25...
July 10, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691431/low-dose-computed-tomography-in-assessment-of-pulmonary-abnormalities-in-children-with-febrile-neutropenia-suffering-from-malignant-diseases
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Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Cyprian Michal Olchowy, Mateusz Łasecki, Dąbrówka Sokołowska-Dąbek, Aleksander Pawluś, Jowita Frączkiewicz, Ewa Gorczyńska
BACKGROUND: Management of febrile neutropenia in pediatric patients is challenging. Chest X-ray and CT help to identify infective foci; however, exposure to radiation is a risk factor for development of secondary cancer. For this reason, attention is paid to reduce radiation exposure. OBJECTIVES: TTo define the role of LDCT examination in early detection of pulmonary lesions in children during oncology or autoimmune treatment complicated by neutropenia related fever...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688613/brachytherapy-boost-utilization-and-survival-in-unfavorable-risk-prostate-cancer
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Skyler B Johnson, Nataniel H Lester-Coll, Jacqueline R Kelly, Benjamin H Kann, James B Yu, Sameer K Nath
BACKGROUND: There are limited comparative survival data for prostate cancer (PCa) patients managed with a low-dose rate brachytherapy (LDR-B) boost and dose-escalated external-beam radiotherapy (DE-EBRT) alone. OBJECTIVE: To compare overall survival (OS) for men with unfavorable PCa between LDR-B and DE-EBRT groups. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Using the National Cancer Data Base, we identified men with unfavorable PCa treated between 2004 and 2012 with androgen suppression (AS) and either EBRT followed by LDR-B or DE-EBRT (75...
July 5, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685638/a-review-of-dosimetry-used-in-epidemiological-studies-considered-to-evaluate-the-linear-no-threshold-lnt-dose-response-model-for-radiation-protection
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John E Till, Harold L Beck, Helen A Grogan, Emily A Caffrey
BACKGROUND: Accurate dosimetry is key to deriving the dose response from radiation exposure in an epidemiological study. It becomes increasingly important to estimate dose as accurately as possible when evaluating low dose and low dose rate as the calculation of excess relative risk per Gray (ERR/Gy) is very sensitive to the number of excess cancers observed, and this can lead to significant errors if the dosimetry is of poor quality. By including an analysis of the dosimetry, we gain a far better appreciation of the robustness of the work from the standpoint of its value in supporting the shape of the dose response curve at low doses and low dose rates...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676266/frequencies-of-micronucleated-reticulocytes-a-dosimeter-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-infants-receiving-computed-tomography-or-cardiac-catheterization
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Mona Khattab, Dale M Walker, Richard J Albertini, Janice A Nicklas, Lennart K A Lundblad, Pamela M Vacek, Vernon E Walker
The use of computed tomography (CT scans) has increased dramatically in recent decades, raising questions about the long-term safety of CT-emitted x-rays especially in infants who are more sensitive to radiation-induced effects. Cancer risk estimates for CT scans typically are extrapolated from models; therefore, new approaches measuring actual DNA damage are needed for improved estimations. Hence, changes in a dosimeter of DNA double-strand breaks, micronucleated reticulocytes (MN-RETs) measured by flow cytometry, were investigated in mice and infants exposed to CT scans...
August 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676068/correlation-between-delivered-radiation-doses-to-the-brainstem-or-vestibular-organ-and-nausea-vomiting-toxicity-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancers-an-observational-clinical-trial
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Kilian Schiller, Hanno Martin Specht, Bernhard Haller, Daniela Hallqvist, Michal Devecka, Aaron Becker von Rose, Stephanie Elisabeth Combs, Steffi Pigorsch
OBJECTIVE: Today intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) can be considered the standard of care in patients with head and neck tumors. IMRT treatment plans are proven to reduce acute treatment related side effects by optimal sparing of organs at risk (OAR). At the same time, areas that were out of the former 3D fields now receive low radiation doses. Amongst those areas the brainstem (BS) and the vestibular system (VS) are known to be physiologically connected to nausea and vomiting (NV)...
July 4, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673554/implementation-of-hypofractionated-prostate-radiation-therapy-in-the-united-states-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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William A Stokes, Brian D Kavanagh, David Raben, Thomas J Pugh
PURPOSE: Preclinical and clinical research over the past several decades suggests that hypofractionated (HFxn) radiation therapy schedules produce similar treatment outcomes compared with conventionally fractionated (CFxn) radiation therapy for definitive treatment of localized prostate cancer (PCa). We sought to evaluate national trends and identify factors associated with HFxn utilization using the US National Cancer Database. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We queried the National Cancer Database for men diagnosed with localized (N0,M0) PCa from 2004 through 2013 treated with external beam radiation therapy...
July 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666098/anti-rhoj-antibody-functionalized-au-i-nanoparticles-as-ct-guided-tumor-vessel-targeting-radiosensitizers-in-patient-derived-tumor-xenograft-model
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Sen Liu, Hui Li, Luyao Xia, Peipei Xu, Yin Ding, Da Huo, Yong Hu
The clinical success of radiotherapy is greatly hampered due to its intolerable off-target cytotoxicity induced by the high dose of radiation. Meanwhile, low dose of irradiation greatly potentiates the intratumoral angiogenesis, which promotes the local relapse and metastasis of tumor. Therefore, it is essential to reduce the irradiation dosage while inhibiting the tumor angiogenesis during radiotherapy. In this work, tumor vessel specific ultrafine Au@I nanoparticles (AIRA NPs) are fabricated and used as targeted radiosensitizers...
June 23, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658055/appropriate-use-of-effective-dose-in-radiation-protection-and-risk-assessment
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Darrell R Fisher, Frederic H Fahey
Effective dose was introduced by the ICRP for the single, over-arching purpose of setting limits for radiation protection. Effective dose is a derived quantity or mathematical construct and not a physical, measurable quantity. The formula for calculating effective dose to a reference model incorporates terms to account for all radiation types, organ and tissue radiosensitivities, population groups, and multiple biological endpoints. The properties and appropriate applications of effective dose are not well understood by many within and outside the health physics profession; no other quantity in radiation protection has been more confusing or misunderstood...
August 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652810/an-effective-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-radiotherapy-technique-for-left-breast-cancer-impact-of-post-mastectomy-treatment-nodal-coverage-and-dose-schedule-on-organs-at-risk
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Lynsey Rice, Christy Goldsmith, Melanie Ml Green, Susan Cleator, Patricia M Price
BACKGROUND: We developed, applied, and prospectively evaluated a novel deep-inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) screening and delivery technique to optimize cardiac sparing in left-breast radiotherapy (RT) at our clinic. The impact of set-up and dose variables upon organs at risk (OAR) dose in DIBH RT was investigated. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All patients with left-breast cancer referred between 2011 and 2014 - of all disease stages, set-up variations, and dose prescriptions - were included...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649877/retrospective-cohort-study-and-biobanking-of-patients-treated-for-hemangioma-in-childhood-telomeres-as-biomarker-of-aging-and-radiation-exposure
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Monika Frenzel, Michelle Ricoul, Mohamed Amine Benadjaoud, Marion Bellamy, Aude Lenain, Nadia Haddy, Ibrahima Diallo, Christine Mateus, Florent de Vathaire, Laure Sabatier
PURPOSE: Cohorts allowing joint epidemiological and biological analyses are essential for radiation risk assessment. The French Hemangioma Cohort (FHC), studied within the European project EpiRadBio, is one of the rare cohorts suitable for studying the effect of low dose radiation exposure (<100 mGy at organs), with a long-term follow-up. This highly homogeneous cohort consists of healthy individuals belonging to a normal population, except for the presence of skin hemangioma (age at exposure: between 6 months and 3 years of age)...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645274/buccal-mucosa-micronuclei-counts-in-relation-to-exposure-to-low-dose-rate-radiation-from-the-chornobyl-nuclear-accident-and-other-medical-and-occupational-radiation-exposures
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D Bazyka, S C Finch, I M Ilienko, O Lyaskivska, I Dyagil, N Trotsiuk, N Gudzenko, V V Chumak, K M Walsh, J Wiemels, M P Little, L B Zablotska
BACKGROUND: Ionizing radiation is a well-known carcinogen. Chromosome aberrations, and in particular micronuclei represent an early biological predictor of cancer risk. There are well-documented associations of micronuclei with ionizing radiation dose in some radiation-exposed groups, although not all. That associations are not seen in all radiation-exposed groups may be because cells with micronuclei will not generally pass through mitosis, so that radiation-induced micronuclei decay, generally within a few years after exposure...
June 23, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625633/cost-effectiveness-of-implementing-computed-tomography-screening-for-lung-cancer-in-taiwan
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Szu-Chun Yang, Wu-Wei Lai, Chien-Chung Lin, Wu-Chou Su, Li-Jung Ku, Jing-Shiang Hwang, Jung-Der Wang
BACKGROUND: A screening program for lung cancer requires more empirical evidence. Based on the experience of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), we developed a method to adjust lead-time bias and quality-of-life changes for estimating the cost-effectiveness of implementing computed tomography (CT) screening in Taiwan. METHODS: The target population was high-risk (≥30 pack-years) smokers between 55 and 75 years of age. From a nation-wide, 13-year follow-up cohort, we estimated quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE), loss-of-QALE, and lifetime healthcare expenditures per case of lung cancer stratified by pathology and stage...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623063/low-dose-out-of-field-radiotherapy-part-2-calculating-the-mean-photon-energy-values-for-the-out-of-field-photon-energy-spectrum-from-scattered-radiation-using-monte-carlo-methods
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A Skrobala, S Adamczyk, M Kruszyna-Mochalska, M Skórska, A Konefał, W Suchorska, K Zaleska, A Kowalik, W Jackowiak, J Malicki
PURPOSE: During radiotherapy, leakage from the machine head and collimator expose patients to out-of-field irradiation doses, which may cause secondary cancers. To quantify the risks of secondary cancers due to out-of-field doses, it is first necessary to measure these doses. Since most dosimeters are energy-dependent, it is essential to first determine the type of photon energy spectrum in the out-of-field area. The aim of this study was to determine the mean photon energy values for the out-of-field photon energy spectrum for a 6 MV photon beam using the GEANT 4-Monte Carlo method...
June 13, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
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