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Rohini R Rattihalli, Andrew A Mallick
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December 2, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897060/potential-for-adaptive-dose-escalation-in-radiotherapy-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-low-mid-income-setting
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Sushma Agrawal, Sunil Kumar, Anil Kumar Maurya
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of tumour volume regression on adaptive treatment planning, reduction in doses to organs at risk (OAR) and dose escalation. METHODS: 20 patients undergoing radical chemoradiotherapy were imaged in fifth week of radiotherapy (CT_45) to evaluate differences in tumour volume regression between concurrent (CONC) and sequential chemoradiotherapy (SEQ). Replanning was done on CT_45 in those with >20% regression (n=10) and evaluated for change in target coverage indices (coverage index [CI], external volume index [EI]) and doses to OAR [mean lung dose, V20 and V5 of whole and ipsilateral lung (MLDWL, V20WL, V5WL, MLDIL, V20IL, V5IL), mean esophagus dose, V50 esophagus and maximum spinal cord doses]...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896639/seom-clinical-guideline-for-bone-metastases-from-solid-tumours-2016
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C Grávalos, C Rodríguez, A Sabino, M Á Seguí, J A Virizuela, A Carmona, J Cassinello, D Isla, C Jara, M Martín
Bone metastases are common in many advanced solid tumours, being breast, prostate, thyroid, lung, and renal cancer the most prevalent. Bone metastases can produce skeletal-related events (SREs), defined as pathological fracture, spinal cord compression, need of bone irradiation or need of bone surgery, and hypercalcaemia. Patients with bone metastases experience pain, functional impairment and have a negative impact on their quality of life. Several imaging techniques are available for diagnosis of this disease...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895949/primary-ewing-s-sarcoma-of-the-spine-in-a-two-year-old-boy
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Ali J Electricwala, Jaffer T Electricwala
Ewing's Sarcoma (ES) is a highly malignant bone tumour. It may involve any part of the skeleton but the most frequent parts are the ilium and diaphysis of femur and tibia (Alfeeli et al., 2005; Zhu et al., 2012). Primary ES of the spine is extremely rare (Yan et al., 2011). It accounts for only 3.5 to 14.9 percent of all primary bone sarcomas. The age of presentation ranges from 12 to 24 years (median 21 years) (Ferguson, 1999; Sharafuddin et al., 1992; Klimo Jr. et al., 2009). We report an unusual case of primary ES of the spine in a two-year-old boy, who presented to us with paraparesis and features of cauda equina syndrome...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891692/smarce1-mutation-screening-in-classification-of-clear-cell-meningiomas
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Miriam J Smith, Soomin Ahn, Jung-Il Lee, Michael Bulman, Daniel du Plessis, Yeon-Lim Suh
AIMS: Clear cell meningioma is a rare subtype of meningioma and shows not only unusual histology, but also unique clinical features. Recently, SMARCE1 mutations have been shown to cause spinal and cranial clear cell meningiomas. We present 12 cases which were diagnosed with a clear cell meningioma in a single institution between 1997 and 2014, and investigate their SMARCE1 mutation status. METHODS AND RESULTS: To investigate the SMARCE1 mutation status of these tumours, we used a combination of Sanger sequencing and multiplex ligation dependent probe amplification analysis and also performed SMARCE1 immunohistochemical staining...
November 28, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887637/clinical-improvement-and-reduction-in-serum-calprotectin-levels-after-an-intensive-exercise-programme-for-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-and-non-radiographic-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Andrea Levitova, Hana Hulejova, Maja Spiritovic, Karel Pavelka, Ladislav Senolt, Marketa Husakova
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of exercise therapy for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is well-documented, but dearth of information is for non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA). Biomarkers like serum calprotectin, interleukins IL-6, IL-17 and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α may reflect the disease activity of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). In this study, we investigated clinical and laboratory parameters of both axSpA subgroups in response to intensive physical exercise. METHODS: Altogether, 46 patients with axSpA, characterised according to the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society criteria as having nr-axSpA or AS underwent 6-month exercise programme...
November 25, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884463/gated-carbon-ion-scanning-treatment-for-pancreatic-tumour-with-field-specific-target-volume-and-organs-at-risk
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Kentaro Miki, Shinichiro Mori, Miho Shiomi, Shigeru Yamada
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of treatment planning for pancreatic tumours subject to respiratory motion using field-specific target volumes (FTV) and field-specific organs at risk (FOAR) using four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT). METHODS: Fourteen pancreatic cancer patients underwent 4DCT. Radiation oncologists contoured the gross tumour volume (GTV), clinical target volume (CTV), spinal cord, duodenum, kidneys, and stomach. The gating duty cycle was set to 30 % around exhalation...
November 21, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879059/squash-cytology-of-tanycytic-ependymoma-a-report-of-two-cases
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Priyanka Maity Chaudhuri, Shubhamitra Chaudhuri, Debashis Chakrabarty, Sandip Chatterjee, Chhanda Datta, Manoj Kumar Chaudhuri, Uttara Chatterjee
Tanycytic ependymoma is a rare variant of ependymoma which has a predilection for the spinal cord. It is a WHO grade II tumour with favourable outcome. Although squash cytology of ependymoma is well described, there is sparse literature available on squash cytomorphology of tanycytic variant. Here we present two cases of squash cytology of tanycytic ependymoma. In the first case the diagnosis of tanycytic ependymoma was considered. However, in the second case a diagnosis of usual ependymoma was offered. Subsequently histopathology confirmed tanycytic nature in both the cases...
November 23, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866097/current-therapy-and-the-evolving-molecular-landscape-of-paediatric-ependymoma
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Soumen Khatua, Vijay Ramaswamy, Eric Bouffet
Ependymomas are the third commonest paediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumour, accounting for 6-12% of brain tumours in children. The management of these tumours has seen considerable changes over the last two decades, leading to a significant improvement in outcomes. However, despite advances in neurosurgical, neuroimaging and postoperative adjuvant therapy, management of these tumours remain challenging, and recurrence occurs in over 50% of cases, particularly when complete resection is not achieved prior to conformal radiotherapy...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865537/metastases-in-the-cervical-spine-from-primary-head-and-neck-cancers-current-concepts-of-diagnosis-and-management
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S D Colbert, S Ramakrishna, J R Harvey, P A Brennan
Vertebral metastases from primary head and neck cancers are uncommon, and so there are no clear guidelines about management. The spinal cord can be compressed by a vertebral fracture or invasion of a tumour, and may present as an oncological and spinal emergency. The goals of treatment are to relieve pain and maintain neurological function. However, surgical treatments in this group of patients have not been defined, and primary operative treatment of spinal metastases remains controversial. Here we discuss their contemporary management...
November 16, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857484/is-it-necessary-to-embolise-all-spinal-metastases-from-primary-renal-tumours
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Kyle McDonald, Lynn Esther Murphy, Niall Eames
INTRODUCTION: Spinal metastases secondary to renal cell carcinoma are associated with significant intra-operative blood loss. Our aim was to assess if embolisation reduced the intra-operative blood loss and transfusion requirement. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 25 patients undergoing surgery between 2003 and 2011. RESULTS: 14 underwent pre-operative embolisation; 11 did not. There was no significant difference in intra-operative blood loss, 1336 ml vs 1492 ml in the non-embolised (p value = 0...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816923/cryopreservation-of-ovarian-tissue-for-fertility-preservation-in-a-large-cohort-of-young-girls-focus-on-pubertal-development
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A K Jensen, C Rechnitzer, K T Macklon, M R S Ifversen, N Birkebæk, N Clausen, K Sørensen, J Fedder, E Ernst, C Yding Andersen
STUDY QUESTION: Is there an association between the need for medical puberty induction and the diagnosis or treatment received in girls who have undergone cryopreservation of ovarian tissue for fertility preservation? SUMMARY ANSWER: There was a clear association between the intensity of treatment received and requirement for medical puberty induction but no association with the diagnosis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Although it cannot be predicted which girls will become infertile or develop premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) following intensive chemotherapy or irradiation, patients who are at high risk of POI should be offered ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC)...
November 5, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809595/plexiform-schwannoma-of-the-thoracolumbar-spine-a-rare-clinical-entity-a-case-report
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Victor Lam Shin Cheung, John Provias, Aleksa Cenic
Plexiform schwannomas are peripheral nerve sheath tumours rarely found in the spine. We present a case of a 65-year-old male with a spinal plexiform schwannoma in order to add to the general fund of knowledge regarding the natural history, diagnosis and surgical management of this extremely rare clinical entity.
November 4, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807777/micro-invasive-surgery-combined-with-intraoperative-radiotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-spinal-metastasis
#14
Keng Chen, Lin Huang, Zhaopeng Cai, Juntian Shi, Kaiyun You, Huiyong Shen
PURPOSE: This is a retrospective analysis of the strategy and clinical results of surgery combined with intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) to treat spinal metastases. METHODS: We delivered tumour-conformal IORT in 40 patients with 52 metastatic vertebrae based on our surgical classification system. The strategies were evaluated with respect to neurologic function and spinal stability. The EORTC QLQ-BM22, visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Frankel Scale were used to assess quality of life, pain and neurologic function...
November 2, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804231/role-of-the-overall-treatment-time-of-radiotherapy-with-10%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-gy-for-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-spinal-cord-compression
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Dirk Rades, Stefan Janssen, Antonio Jose Conde-Moreno, Jon Cacicedo, Michaela Metz, Theo Veninga, Barbara Segedin, Volker Rudat, Steven E Schild
INTRODUCTION: Radiotherapy alone still is the most commonly delivered treatment modality for metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). MSCC is an emergency situation, which requires treatment as soon as possible. When radiotherapy is performed with the most commonly used approach 10 × 3 Gy (30 Gy in 10 fractions) over 2 weeks, the question has been asked whether an overall treatment time (OTT) of 14-15 days including two weekends without irradiation leads to worse outcomes than OTT of 12 days (beginning of radiotherapy on a Monday resulting in only one weekend break)? METHODS: A total of 412 patients with MSCC were included in this retrospective study...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790562/toxicity-profile-of-imrt-vs-3d-crt-in-head-and-neck-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Gopa Ghosh, Ramanjis Tallari, Anupam Malviya
INTRODUCTION: Role of radiotherapy in comprehensive management of head and neck cancer for achieving tumour control and organ preservation is now well established and radiotherapy is routinely used in adjuvant setting after surgery, concurrently with chemotherapy or targeted agents and for palliation. Development of linear accelerator with Multileaf Collimator (MLC) have revolutionized radiation delivery techniques, allowing conformal and Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) to deliver highly conformal sculpted radiation dose to a very complex structure with improved sparing of adjoining critical structures like salivary glands, spinal cord, eyes, brainstem and larynx amounting to better therapeutic gain...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790509/outcome-analysis-in-cases-of-spinal-conus-cauda-ependymoma
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Srikant Balasubramaniam, Devendra K Tyagi, Ketan I Desai, Mohnish P Dighe
INTRODUCTION: One half of all central nervous system ependymomas, arise within the spinal canal and about 40% of these arise from filum terminale. The myxopapillary variant of spinal ependymoma almost exclusively occurs in the lumbosacral region and they are histologically designated as Grade I. Long term control is best achieved by gross total removal at the initial operation. There is as yet no consensus on the management of incompletely excised tumour. Opinions regarding radiotherapy are controversial and the indications are empirical...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779123/quantifying-hypoxia-in-human-cancers-using-static-pet-imaging
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Edward Taylor, Ivan Yeung, Harald Keller, Bradley G Wouters, Michael Milosevic, David W Hedley, David A Jaffray
Compared to FDG, the signal of (18)F-labelled hypoxia-sensitive tracers in tumours is low. This means that in addition to the presence of hypoxic cells, transport properties contribute significantly to the uptake signal in static PET images. This sensitivity to transport must be minimized in order for static PET to provide a reliable standard for hypoxia quantification. A dynamic compartmental model based on a reaction-diffusion formalism was developed to interpret tracer pharmacokinetics and applied to static images of FAZA in twenty patients with pancreatic cancer...
November 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776522/inositol-1-4-5-trisphosphate-receptor-type-1-autoantibodies-in-paraneoplastic-and-non-paraneoplastic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Sven Jarius, Marius Ringelstein, Jürgen Haas, Irina I Serysheva, Lars Komorowski, Kai Fechner, Klaus-Peter Wandinger, Philipp Albrecht, Harald Hefter, Andreas Moser, Eva Neuen-Jacob, Hans-Peter Hartung, Brigitte Wildemann, Orhan Aktas
BACKGROUND: Recently, we described a novel autoantibody, anti-Sj/ITPR1-IgG, that targets the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 1 (ITPR1) in patients with cerebellar ataxia. However, ITPR1 is expressed not only by Purkinje cells but also in the anterior horn of the spinal cord, in the substantia gelatinosa and in the motor, sensory (including the dorsal root ganglia) and autonomic peripheral nervous system, suggesting that the clinical spectrum associated with autoimmunity to ITPR1 may be broader than initially thought...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765711/a-multicentre-cohort-study-of-spinal-osteoid-osteomas-results-of-surgical-treatment-and-analysis-of-local-recurrence
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Nasir A Quraishi, Stefano Boriani, Silviu Sabou, Peter P Varga, Alessandro Luzzati, Ziya L Gokaslan, Michael G Fehlings, Charles G Fisher, Mark B Dekutoski, Laurence D Rhines, Jeremy J Reynolds, Niccole M Germscheid, Chetan Bettegowda, Richard P Williams
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spinal osteoid osteomas are benign primary tumours arising predominantly from the posterior column of the spine. These 'osteoblastic' lesions have traditionally been treated with intralesional excision. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review the treatment and local recurrence rates for symptomatic spinal osteoid osteomas. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Multicentre ambispective cross-sectional observational cohort study...
October 17, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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