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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019894/randomized-controlled-trial-of-late-course-concurrent-versus-sequential-chemoradiotherapy-after-mastectomy-and-axillary-surgery-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ying Lu, Haixin Huang, Hui Yang, Dagui Chen
BACKGROUND: Concurrent chemoradiotherapy could increase the local control rate in patients with high recurrence risk after breast-conserving surgery, but the effect of concurrent chemoradiotherapy after mastectomy and axillary dissection is not clear. The aim of the study was to compare the effects of late-course concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) versus sequential therapy (SCRT) after mastectomy and axillary surgery in locally advanced breast cancer. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial of 155 patients with stage pT3-4p N1-3c M0 or pAnyT pN2-3c M0 breast cancer undergoing 5-fluorouracil+epirubicin+cyclophosphamide followed by docetaxel (FEC-D) chemotherapy after mastectomy and axillary dissection...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017163/ptis-and-pt1a-ipsilateral-breast-tumor-recurrence-is-associated-with-good-prognosis-after-salvage-surgery
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Makoto Ishitobi, Reiko Fukui, Yoko Hashimoto, Nobuyoshi Kittaka, Takahiro Nakayama, Yasuhiro Tamaki
OBJECTIVES: Patients with ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) after breast-conserving surgery have a poor prognosis. There is little information regarding the prognostic impact of the tumor size in patients with IBTR. METHODS: A total of 143 patients who had histologically confirmed IBTR without distant metastases and who underwent salvage surgery between 1989 and 2013 in our hospital were included. Distant disease-free survival (DDFS) was calculated according to the invasive tumor size of IBTR...
October 11, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976331/thyroid-incidentalomas-on-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-clinical-significance-and-controversies
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William Makis, Anthony Ciarallo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study is to examine the incidence and clinical significance of unexpected focal uptake of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in the thyroid gland of oncology patients, the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) of benign and malignant thyroid incidentalomas in these patients, and review the literature. METHODS: Seven thousand two hundred fifty-two (18)F-FDG PET/CT studies performed over four years, were retrospectively reviewed...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934785/1-year-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-conservative-management-vs-minimally-invasive-surgical-treatment-for-sacroiliac-joint-pain
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Julius Dengler Dengler, Djaya Kools, Robert Pflugmacher, Alessandro Gasbarrini, Domenico Prestamburgo, Paolo Gaetani, Eddie van Eeckhoven, Daniel Cher, Bengt Sturesson
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) emanating from the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a common finding. Devices to fuse the SIJ are now commercially available, but high-quality evidence supporting their effectiveness is limited. OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety and effectiveness of conservative management (CM) to minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion (SIJF) in patients with chronic LBP originating from the SIJ. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter randomized controlled trial...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921927/fast-and-cost-effective-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-snp-detection-in-the-absence-of-a-reference-genome-using-semi-deep-next-generation-random-amplicon-sequencing-ramseq
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Helmut Bayerl, Robert H S Kraus, Carsten Nowak, Daniel W Foerster, Joerns Fickel, Ralph Kuehn
Biodiversity has suffered a dramatic global decline during the past decades and monitoring tools are urgently needed providing data for the development and evaluation of conservation efforts both on a species and a genetic level. However, in wild species the assessment of genetic diversity is often hampered by the lack of suitable genetic markers. In this article we present Random Amplicon Sequencing (RAMseq), a novel approach for fast and cost-effective detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in non-model species by semi-deep sequencing of random amplicons...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917445/margin-width-and-local-recurrence-after-breast-conserving-surgery-for-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
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Gregory E Ekatah, Arran K Turnbull, Laura M Arthur, Jeremy Thomas, Christine Dodds, J Michael Dixon
INTRODUCTION: Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS) represents 5% of symptomatic and 20-30% of screen detected cancers. Breast conserving surgery (BCS) ± radiotherapy is performed in over 70% of women with DCIS. What constitutes an adequate margin for BCS remains unclear. METHODS: A single institution follow up study has been conducted of 466 patients with pure DCIS treated by BCS between 2000 and 2010 of whom 292 received whole breast radiotherapy and 167 did not...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898379/effect-of-axillary-dissection-vs-no-axillary-dissection-on-10-year-overall-survival-among-women-with-invasive-breast-cancer-and-sentinel-node-metastasis-the-acosog-z0011-alliance-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Armando E Giuliano, Karla V Ballman, Linda McCall, Peter D Beitsch, Meghan B Brennan, Pond R Kelemen, David W Ollila, Nora M Hansen, Pat W Whitworth, Peter W Blumencranz, A Marilyn Leitch, Sukamal Saha, Kelly K Hunt, Monica Morrow
Importance: The results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 (ACOSOG Z0011) trial were first reported in 2005 with a median follow-up of 6.3 years. Longer follow-up was necessary because the majority of the patients had estrogen receptor-positive tumors that may recur later in the disease course (the ACOSOG is now part of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology). Objective: To determine whether the 10-year overall survival of patients with sentinel lymph node metastases treated with breast-conserving therapy and sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) alone without axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is noninferior to that of women treated with axillary dissection...
September 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821166/perioperative-acute-myocardial-infarction-associated-with-non-cardiac-surgery
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Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Navdeep Gupta, Yu Guo, Jeffrey S Berger, Sripal Bangalore
Aims: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a significant cardiovascular complication following non-cardiac surgery. We sought to evaluate national trends in perioperative AMI, its management, and outcomes. Methods and results: Patients who underwent non-cardiac surgery from 2005 to 2013 were identified using the United States National Inpatient Sample. Perioperative AMI was evaluated over time. Propensity score matching was used to compile a cohort of AMI patients managed invasively (defined as cardiac catheterization or coronary revascularization) vs...
August 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817630/pet-snakes-illegally-marketed-in-brazil-climatic-viability-and-establishment-risk
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Érica Fonseca, Mirco Solé, Dennis Rödder, Paulo de Marco
Invasive species are one among many threats to biodiversity. Brazil has been spared, generically, of several destructive invasive species. Reports of invasive snakes' populations are nonexistent, but the illegal pet trade might change this scenario. Despite the Brazilian laws forbid to import most animals, illegal trade is frequently observed and propagules are found in the wild. The high species richness within Brazilian biomes and accelerated fragmentation of natural reserves are a critical factors facilitating successful invasion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797046/breast-conservation-surgery-versus-total-mastectomy-among-women-with-localized-breast-cancer-in-soweto-south-africa
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Herbert Cubasch, Maureen Joffe, Paul Ruff, Donald Dietz, Evan Rosenbaum, Nivashni Murugan, Ming Tsai Chih, Oluwatosin Ayeni, Caroline Dickens, Katherine Crew, Judith S Jacobson, Alfred Neugut
PURPOSE: Breast conserving surgery (BCS) has become the preferred surgical option for the management of patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer in high-income countries. However, little is known about the distribution and determinants of BCS in low-and middle-income countries, especially those with high HIV prevalence. METHODS: We compared demographic and clinical characteristics of female patients who received BCS and those who received total mastectomy (TM) for nonmetastatic invasive carcinoma of the breast in Soweto, South Africa, 2009-2011...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766208/contralateral-breast-cancer-risk-in-women-with-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-is-it-high-enough-to-justify-bilateral-mastectomy
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Megan E Miller, Shirin Muhsen, Cristina Olcese, Sujata Patil, Monica Morrow, Kimberly J Van Zee
BACKGROUND: Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are increasingly choosing bilateral mastectomy. We sought to quantify rates of contralateral breast cancer (CBC) and ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for DCIS, and to compare risk factors for CBC and IBTR. METHODS: From 1978 to 2011, DCIS patients undergoing BCS with a contralateral breast at risk were identified from a prospectively maintained database. The association of clinicopathologic and treatment factors with CBC and IBTR were evaluated using Kaplan-Meier analysis, multivariable Cox regression, and competing risk regression (CRR)...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762114/the-optimal-treatment-plan-to-avoid-axillary-lymph-node-dissection-in-early-stage-breast-cancer-patients-differs-by-surgical-strategy-and-tumor-subtype
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Melissa Pilewskie, Emily C Zabor, Anita Mamtani, Andrea V Barrio, Michelle Stempel, Monica Morrow
BACKGROUND: Strategies to reduce the likelihood of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) include application of Z0011 or use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). Indications for ALND differ by treatment plan, and nodal pathologic complete response rates after NAC vary by tumor subtype. This study compared ALND rates for cT1-2N0 tumors treated with upfront surgery versus those treated with NAC. METHODS: The ALND rates for cT1-2N0 breast cancer patients were compared by tumor subtype among women undergoing upfront surgery to NAC...
July 31, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752313/the-elusive-role-of-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-is-ischemia-the-answer
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Joe X Xie, David E Winchester, Lawrence M Phillips, Rory Hachamovitch, Daniel S Berman, Ron Blankstein, Marcelo F Di Carli, Todd D Miller, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Leslee J Shaw
The assessment of ischemia through myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is widely accepted as an index step in the diagnostic evaluation of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). Numerous observational studies have characterized the prognostic significance of ischemia extent and severity. However, the role of ischemia in directing downstream SIHD care including coronary revascularization has remained elusive as reductions in ischemic burden have not translated to improved clinical outcomes in randomized trials...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740920/pathologic-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-predicts-locoregional-control-in-patients-with-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Victor E Chen, Erin F Gillespie, Kaveh Zakeri, James D Murphy, Catheryn M Yashar, Sharon Lu, John P Einck
PURPOSE: Our goal was to determine the impact of pathologic response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) on the subsequent risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) and disease-free survival (DFS) in the setting of adjuvant radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This was an institutional review board-approved retrospective chart review of patients with clinical stage I-III breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, local surgery (breast conservation or mastectomy), and adjuvant radiation therapy between 1997 and 2015...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702894/21-gene-recurrence-score-and-locoregional-recurrence-in-lymph-node-negative-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer
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Gulisa Turashvili, Joanne F Chou, Edi Brogi, Monica Morrow, Maura Dickler, Larry Norton, Clifford Hudis, Hannah Y Wen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The 21-gene recurrence score (RS) assay evaluates the likelihood of distant recurrence and benefit of chemotherapy in lymph node-negative, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer patients. The RS categories are associated with the risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) in some, but not all studies. METHODS: We reviewed the institutional database to identify consecutive female patients with node-negative, ER+/HER2- breast carcinoma tested for the 21-gene RS assay and treated at our center from 2008 to 2013...
November 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665458/a-robotic-needle-driver-to-facilitate-vescico-urethral-anastomosis-during-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
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Virginia Varca, Andrea Benelli, Francesco Pietrantuono, Nazareno Suardi, Andrea Gregori, Franco Gaboardi
PURPOSE: The completion of the vescico-urethral anastomosis (VUA) represents the most critical step of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), and it can often discourage the use of minimally invasive surgery in less experienced laparoscopic surgeons. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the usefulness of a new robotic needle driver named Dextérité in performing the VUA after LRP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective randomized clinical study enrolled 40 consecutive patients eligible for LRP, which were randomized into four groups: group A, patients undergoing LRP done by an expert surgeon; group B, patients undergoing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) performed by the same expert surgeon; group C, patients undergoing LRP performed by a young surgeon at the beginning of the learning curve; group D, patients undergoing LRP performed by another young surgeon at the beginning of the learning curve with the aid of Dextérité needle driver for completion of the VUA...
June 19, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631871/efficacy-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastro-jejunostomy-peg-j-decompression-therapy-for-patients-with-chronic-intestinal-pseudo-obstruction-cipo
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H Ohkubo, A Fuyuki, J Arimoto, T Higurashi, T Nonaka, Y Inoh, H Iida, M Inamori, T Kaneda, A Nakajima
BACKGROUNDS: Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is an intractable rare digestive disease manifesting persistent small bowel distension without any mechanical cause. Intestinal decompression is a key treatment, but conventional method including a trans-nasal small intestinal tube is invasive and painful. Therefore, a less invasive and tolerable new decompression method is urgently desired. We conducted a pilot study and assessed the efficacy and safety of percutaneous endoscopic gastro-jejunostomy (PEG-J) decompression therapy in CIPO patients...
June 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580147/the-quantification-of-reproductive-hormones-in-the-hair-of-captive-adult-brown-bears-and-their-application-as-indicators-of-sex-and-reproductive-state
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Marc Cattet, Gordon B Stenhouse, David M Janz, Luciene Kapronczai, Joy Anne Erlenbach, Heiko T Jansen, O Lynne Nelson, Charles T Robbins, John Boulanger
Recognizing the potential value of steroid hormone measurements to augment non-invasive genetic sampling, we developed procedures based on enzyme-linked immunoassays to quantify reproductive steroid hormone concentrations in brown bear (Ursus arctos) hair. Then, using 94 hair samples collected from eight captive adult bears over a 2-year period, we evaluated (i) associations between hair concentrations of testosterone, progesterone, estradiol and cortisol; (ii) the effect of collecting by shaving vs. plucking; and (iii) the utility of reproductive hormone profiles to differentiate sex and reproductive state...
2017: Conservation Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560596/standard-pathologic-features-can-be-used-to-identify-a-subset-of-estrogen-receptor-positive-her2-negative-patients-likely-to-benefit-from-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Oriana A Petruolo, Melissa Pilewskie, Sujata Patil, Andrea V Barrio, Michelle Stempel, Hannah Y Wen, Monica Morrow
BACKGROUND: The benefit of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+)/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) breast cancers and in invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) is uncertain due to the low rates of pathologic complete response (pCR). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if pathologic features can identify subsets likely to benefit from NAC. METHODS: Patients with stage I-III ER+, HER2- breast cancer receiving NAC were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535821/seven-fractions-to-deliver-partial-breast-irradiation-the-toxicity-is-low
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Marco Trovo, Michele Avanzo, Lorenzo Vinante, Carlo Furlan, Francesco Fiorica, Tiziana Perin, Loredana Militello, Simon Spazzapan, Massimiliano Berretta, Rajesh Jena, Joseph Stancanello, Erica Piccoli, Mario Mileto, Elvia Micheli, Mario Roncadin, Samuele Massarut
PURPOSE: To assess toxicity and clinical outcome, in breast cancer patients treated with external beam partial breast irradiation (PBI) consisting of 35 Gy in 7 daily fractions (5 Gy/fraction). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients affected by early-stage breast cancer were enrolled in this phase II trial. Patients had to be 60 years old or over and treated with breast conservative surgery for early stage invasive carcinoma. RESULTS: Seventy-three patients were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Radiation Oncology
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