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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231577/response-evaluation-in-head-and-neck-oncology-definition-and-prediction
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T K Hoffmann, P J Schuler, S Laban, R Grässlin, M Beer, A J Beer, U Friebe-Hoffmann, L Bullinger, P Möller, T Wiegel
Curative treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma includes surgery and/or (chemo)radiation, whereas in the palliative setting, chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy represent(s) the standard approach. With regard to quality control, methods for determining treatment response are sorely needed. For surgical therapy, histopathology is the standard quality control. Established criteria for high-risk patients include resection margins of the primary tumor and extracapsular extension of lymph node metastases...
February 24, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225921/model-for-simulated-training-of-laparoscopic-gastroenterostomy
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Márcio Alencar Barreira, Delano Gurgel Siveira, Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha, Luiz Gonzaga de Moura, Charles Jean Gomes de Mesquita, Gleydson Cesar de Oliveira Borges
Purpose: To develop a model of gastroenterostomy and to analyze the acquisition of skills after training by simulation. Methods: Experimental longitudinal study and of a quantitative character. The sample consisted of twelve general surgery residents from four hospitals. The training consisted of making ten anastomoses divided equally into five sessions and it took place over a period of six weeks. The evaluation of the anastomoses considered the time and the analysis of the operative technique through the global evaluation scale Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (OSATS)...
January 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220804/impact-of-symptomatic-skeletal-events-on-health-care-resource-utilization-and-quality-of-life-among-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-and-bone-metastases
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R McKay, B Haider, M S Duh, A Valderrama, M Nakabayashi, M Fiorillo, L Ristovska, L Wen, P Kantoff
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the impact of symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) on health economics and patient-reported outcomes in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and bone metastases from a clinical setting are lacking. Hence, this study aimed to quantify the effects of SSEs on health-care resource utilization (HRU), health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and pain in men with CRPC metastasized to bone. METHODS: This cohort study included men with CRPC and bone metastasis treated at a tertiary center during December 1996-July 2015...
February 21, 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208923/long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-esophageal-stenting-for-cancer-esophagus-our-experience-at-a-rural-hospital-of-punjab-india
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Parvinder Singh, Abhitesh Singh, Anantbir Singh, Ghansham Sharma, Parmod Kumar Bhatia, Amarjeet Singh Grover
INTRODUCTION: Cancer of the esophagus is among the leading cause of cancer deaths in Punjab, India. Patients generally present with dysphagia as their first symptom and more often they have advanced disease at the time of presentation to a tertiary care centre. Palliative procedures have important roles in this setting. Stenting is the best option to palliate the symptoms of dysphagia, from which patient is suffering the most. AIM: To know the success rate, early and long term complications and mortality in esophageal stenting, when it was done in malignant esophageal stricture patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196693/public-perceptions-of-overlapping-surgery
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Michael Kent, Richard Whyte, Aaron Fleishman, David Tomich, Lachlan Forrow, James Rodrigue
BACKGROUND: Overlapping surgery is highly contentious, both in regards to the safety of the practice and the degree to which patients should be informed. However, no study has surveyed attitudes of the general public in regards to overlapping surgery, and willingness to consent to such a procedure. STUDY DESIGN: A survey regarding overlapping surgery was completed by participants using Amazon Mechanical Turk (mTurk), an online crowd-sourcing worksite. Responders completed a 51-question survey regarding their knowledge of overlapping surgery, expectations regarding disclosure during the informed consent process, and their willingness to participate in such a procedure...
February 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195891/simple-skin-stretching-device-in-assisted-tension-free-wound-closure
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Li-Fu Cheng, Jiunn-Tat Lee, Honda Hsu, Meng-Si Wu
BACKGROUND: Numerous conventional wound reconstruction methods, such as wound undermining with direct suture, skin graft, and flap surgery, can be used to treat large wounds. The adequate undermining of the skin flaps of a wound is a commonly used technique for achieving the closure of large tension wounds; however, the use of tension to approximate and suture the skin flaps can cause ischemic marginal necrosis. The purpose of this study is to use elastic rubber bands to relieve the tension of direct wound closure for simultaneously minimizing the risks of wound dehiscence and wound edge ischemia that lead to necrosis...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187089/clinical-outcome-of-neoadjuvant-radiochemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-results-of-an-open-prospective-multicenter-phase-2-study-of-the-north-eastern-german-society-of-gynecological-oncology
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Dominique Koensgen, Jalid Sehouli, Antje Belau, Martin Weiss, Matthias B Stope, Vivien Grokopf, Michael Eichbaum, Peter Ledwon, Werner Lichtenegger, Marek Zygmunt, Günter Köhler, Alexander Mustea
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the response rate, toxicity, operability, and surgical complication rate of neoadjuvant concomitant radiochemotherapy (cRCH) (ifosfamide + carboplatin) followed by radical hysterectomy plus external-beam radiotherapy with curative intention in locally advanced primary inoperable stages IIB and IIIB squamous cell cervical cancer. METHODS: Patients with cervical cancer from 8 departments were enrolled. Patients received 3 cycles of ifosfamide 1...
March 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183345/robot-assisted-single-site-compared-with-laparoscopic-single-incision-cholecystectomy-for-benign-gallbladder-disease-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lukasz Filip Grochola, Christopher Soll, Adrian Zehnder, Roland Wyss, Pascal Herzog, Stefan Breitenstein
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in robotic technology suggest that the utilization of the da Vinci Single-Site™ platform for cholecystectomy is safe, feasible and results in a shorter learning curve compared to conventional single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Moreover, the robot-assisted technology has been shown to reduce the surgeon's stress load compared to standard single-incision laparoscopy in an experimental setup, suggesting an important advantage of the da Vinci platform...
February 9, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179351/a-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-gemcitabine-plus-s-1-chemotherapy-for-advanced-biliary-tract-cancer
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Shiho Arima, Kyoko Shimizu, Tomoyoshi Okamoto, Masao Toki, Yutaka Suzuki, Naohiro Okano, Daisuke Naruge, Kirio Kawai, Takaaki Kobayashi, Akiyoshi Kasuga, Hiroshi Kitamura, Atuko Takasu, Fumio Nagashima, Masanori Sugiyama, Junji Furuse
BACKGROUND: Gemcitabine (GEM) plus cisplatin (CDDP) chemotherapy has been used worldwide as the standard first-line treatment for advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC). A phase II trial has also suggested promising activity of GEM plus S-1 chemotherapy against advanced BTC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of GEM plus S-1 chemotherapy in patients with advanced BTC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The eligibility criteria were as follows: histologically-proven BTC, unresectable or recurrent disease, ECOG performance status (PS) 0-1 regardless of previous treatment...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179323/impact-of-different-treatment-concepts-on-regional-failure-in-advanced-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Stephan Hoch, Katharina Thelen, Hilke Vorwerk, Christoph Netzer, Thomas Wilhelm, Thomas Günzel, Afshin Teymoortash
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with advanced oropharyngeal cancer is complex and mostly requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach. In general, organ preservation by primary concurrent radiochemotherapy (RCT), or surgery completed by adjuvant radiotherapy are established treatment strategies for these patients. However, it is unclear if primary treatment has an effect on regional tumor control. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the regional control after different treatment concepts...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174385/-long-term-complete-response-in-postoperative-multiple-lung-and-mediastinal-lymph-node-metastases-of-esophageal-cancer-using-systemic-chemotherapy-with-dcf-treatment-a-case-report
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Chihiro Katsumi, Takeo Bamba, Satoru Nakagawa, Masaki Aizawa, Atsushi Matsuki, Hiroshi Yabusaki, Keiichi Homma
A 59-year-old man was diagnosed with advanced thoracic esophageal cancer.He underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin(CDDP), 5-fluorouracil(5-FU)(CF)followed by transthoracic esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy. Histopathological examination revealed that the tumor was poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma invading the adventitia with 6 regional lymph node metastases.Four months after surgery, follow-up thoracic computed tomography (CT)showed multiple lung and mediastinal lymph node metastases...
January 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165304/effects-of-acepromazine-and-trazodone-on-anesthetic-induction-dose-of-propofol-and-cardiovascular-variables-in-dogs-undergoing-general-anesthesia-for-orthopedic-surgery
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Lindsey A Murphy, Michele Barletta, Lynelle F Graham, Lorna J Reichl, Margaret M Duxbury, Jane E Quandt
OBJECTIVE To compare the doses of propofol required to induce general anesthesia in dogs premedicated with acepromazine maleate or trazodone hydrochloride and compare the effects of these premedicants on cardiovascular variables in dogs anesthetized for orthopedic surgery. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. ANIMALS 30 systemically healthy client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES 15 dogs received acepromazine (0.01 to 0.03 mg/kg [0.005 to 0.014 mg/lb], IM) 30 minutes before anesthetic induction and 15 received trazodone (5 mg/kg [2...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162191/-the-chinese-expert-consensus-on-clinical-practice-of-medically-unexplained-symptoms
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"Medically unexplained symptoms" (MUS) are commonly seen in all clinical specialties. The preliminary investigations in China show a prevalence of MUS in 4.15%-18.2% of clinical patients. Based on international and national guidelines and the most advanced studies, a Chinese expert consensus on clinical practice of MUS is reached through three rounds of discussion seminars by 25 experts from various specialties including psychiatry, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology-obstetrics, otorhinolar-yngology and traditional Chinese medicine...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152914/current-landscape-of-prostate-cancer-quality-measures-in-the-united-states
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Eleanor Fitall, Dayo Jagun, Kristi Mitchell, Peter St John Francis, Hong Tang, Kyung Min Song
: 273 Background: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the leading cancer for men in the United States (US) and identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of the top 20 high-impact Medicare conditions experienced by beneficiaries. Thus, there is increasing focus by stakeholders to measure and achieve high-value, quality care in PCa. However, quality measurement is particularly difficult in oncology. Our aim was to assess the current landscape of PCa quality measures (QMs) in the US...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150022/efficacy-and-safety-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-oxaliplatin-5-fluorouracil-and-levofolinate-for-t3-or-t4-stage-ii-iii-rectal-cancer-the-fact-trial
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Junichi Koike, Kimihiko Funahashi, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Hajime Yokomizo, Hayato Kan, Takeshi Yamada, Hideyuki Ishida, Keiichiro Ishibashi, Yoshihisa Saida, Toshiyuki Enomoto, Kenji Katsumata, Masayuki Hisada, Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Keiji Koda, Takumi Ochiai, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Shiokawa, Shimpei Ogawa, Michio Itabashi, Shingo Kameoka
PURPOSE: A multicenter phase II clinical study was performed in patients with T3 or T4 stage II/III rectal cancer to evaluate the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil, levofolinate, and oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6). METHODS: Patients received four 2-week cycles of mFOLFOX6 therapy (oxaliplatin at 85 mg/m(2) + leucovorin at 200 mg/m(2) + fluorouracil as a 400 mg/m(2) bolus followed by infusion of 2400 mg/m(2) over 46 h, all on Day 1)...
February 1, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144574/current-management-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions
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REVIEW
Arianna L Gianakos, Youichi Yasui, Charles P Hannon, John G Kennedy
Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) occur in up to 70% of acute ankle sprains and fractures. OLT have become increasingly recognized with the advancements in cartilage-sensitive diagnostic imaging modalities. Although OLT may be treated nonoperatively, a number of surgical techniques have been described for patients whom surgery is indicated. Traditionally, treatment of symptomatic OLT have included either reparative procedures, such as bone marrow stimulation (BMS), or replacement procedures, such as autologous osteochondral transplantation (AOT)...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144065/definitive-radiotherapy-for-inoperable-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-trachea-a-rare-case-report
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Virendra Bhandari, Desh Deepak Ladia, Mehlam Kausar, Amit Varma
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the trachea is rare; it represents 1% of all respiratory tract cancers. It is generally considered as a slow-growing, with prolonged clinical course. Most patients present with dyspnea, and the symptoms often mimic those of asthma or chronic bronchitis. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment often combined to radiotherapy because of close surgical margins. When surgery is not possible, most tumors respond to radiotherapy alone which often results in long periods of remission...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141684/treatment-and-surveillance-of-advanced-metastatic-iodine-resistant-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Eiman Y Ibrahim, Naifa L Busaidy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will focus on the management and treatment of metastatic thyroid cancer that is radioactive iodine refractory and review the new drugs and their mechanism of actions as well as their adverse events. RECENT FINDINGS: Until recently, there were no efficacious therapeutic modalities for these patients. With advancement in knowledge and research of the molecular aberrations and oncogenic mutations in thyroid cancer as well as further understanding the role of angiogenesis in tumor growth molecular pathogenesis, novel targeted therapies are available for these patients...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138443/local-advanced-rectal-cancer-perforation-in-the-midst-of-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nobuhisa Takase, Kimihiro Yamashita, Yasuo Sumi, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masashi Yamamoto, Shingo Kanaji, Yoshiko Matsuda, Takeru Matsuda, Taro Oshikiri, Tetsu Nakamura, Satoshi Suzuki, Yu-Ichiro Koma, Masato Komatsu, Ryohei Sasaki, Yoshihiro Kakeji
Standard chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for local advanced rectal cancer (LARC) rarely induce rectal perforation. Here we report a rare case of rectal perforation in a patient with LARC in the midst of preoperative CRT. A 56-year-old male was conveyed to our hospital exhibiting general malaise. Colonoscopy and imaging tests resulted in a clinical diagnosis of LARC with direct invasion to adjacent organs and regional lymphadenopathy. Preoperative 5-fluorouracil-based CRT was started. At 25 d after the start of CRT, the patient developed a typical fever...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133081/-three-cases-of-unresectable-advanced-and-recurrent-colorectal-cancer-associated-with-gastrointestinal-obstruction-that-were-treated-with-small-intestine-transverse-colon-bypass-surgery
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Arika Ida, Akira Miyaki, Tatsuomi Miyauchi, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Yoshihiko Naritaka
Herein, we report 3cases of unresectable, advanced, and recurrent colorectal cancer associated with gastrointestinal obstruction. The patients were treated with small intestine-transverse colon bypass surgery, which improved the quality of life (QOL)in all cases. Case 1 was an 80-year-old woman who presented with subileus due to ascending colon cancer. After surgery, her oral intake was reestablished, and she was discharged home. Case 2 was an 89-year-old woman whose ileus was caused by cecal cancer with multiple hepatic metastases...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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