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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650891/pretreatment-primary-tumor-suvmax-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-images-predicts-outcomes-in-patients-with-salivary-gland-carcinoma-treated-with-definitive-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Cheng-En Hsieh, Kung-Chu Ho, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Tzu-Chen Yen, Chun-Ta Liao, Hung-Ming Wang, Chien-Yu Lin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of F-FDG uptake in salivary gland carcinoma (SGC) patients treated with definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). METHODS: We retrospectively examined 46 SGC patients who received pretreatment F-FDG PET/CT and definitive IMRT between 2007 and 2014. Most tumors were located in the minor salivary glands (n = 35 [76%]). Forty-six percent (n = 21) of the participants had unresectable disease...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650805/an-in-vitro-and-numerical-study-of-moxibustion-therapy-on-biological-tissue
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Ying Li, Chao Sun, Jiujie Kuang, Changchun Ji, Shangsheng Feng, Jiangtao Wu, Haojun You
OBJECTIVE: Moxibustion therapy achieves satisfactory therapeutic effects largely depending on the heat stimulation of burning moxa. Understanding the thermal characteristics of heating process is an effective way to reveal the underlying mechanisms of moxibustion therapy. METHODS: This paper performs experimental study on temperature distributions of burning moxa sticks and fresh in-vitro porcine abdominal tissue using an infrared camera and thermocouples. Meanwhile, a moxibustion model incorporating moxa stick burning model and tissue heat transfer model was established with consideration of radiation propagation and water evaporation...
June 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650355/axillary-dissection-and-nodal-irradiation-can-be-avoided-for-most-node-positive-z0011-eligible-breast-cancers-a-prospective-validation-study-of-793-patients
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Monica Morrow, Kimberly J Van Zee, Sujata Patil, Oriana Petruolo, Anita Mamtani, Andrea V Barrio, Deborah Capko, Mahmoud El-Tamer, Mary L Gemignani, Alexandra S Heerdt, Laurie Kirstein, Melissa Pilewskie, George Plitas, Virgilio S Sacchini, Lisa M Sclafani, Alice Ho, Hiram S Cody
OBJECTIVE: To determine rates of axillary dissection (ALND) and nodal recurrence in patients eligible for ACOSOG Z0011. BACKGROUND: Z0011 demonstrated that patients with cT1-2N0 breast cancers and 1 to 2 involved sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) having breast-conserving therapy had no difference in locoregional recurrence or survival after SLN biopsy alone or ALND. The generalizability of the results and importance of nodal radiotherapy (RT) is unclear. METHODS: Patients eligible for Z0011 had SLN biopsy alone...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650116/polymeric-drug-delivery-systems-for-intraoral-site-specific-chemoprevention-of-oral-cancer
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REVIEW
Kashappa Goud H Desai
Oral cancer is among the most prevalent cancers in the world. Moreover, it is one of the major health problems and causes of death in many regions of the world. The traditional treatment modalities include surgical removal, radiation therapy, systemic chemotherapy, or a combination of these methods. In recent decades, there has been significant interest in intraoral site-specific chemoprevention via local drug delivery using polymeric systems. Because of its easy accessibility and clear visibility, the oral mucosa is amenable for local drug delivery...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649774/osteoradionecrosis-of-the-jaws-definition-epidemiology-staging-and-clinical-and-radiological-findings-a-concise-review
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REVIEW
Aristeidis Chronopoulos, Theodora Zarra, Michael Ehrenfeld, Sven Otto
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the jaws is a pernicious complication of radiation therapy for head and neck tumours. This article aims to provide an update on data related to the definition, epidemiology, staging, and clinical and radiological findings of ORN of the jaws. Using certain keywords, an electronic search was conducted spanning the period from January 1922 to April 2014 to identify the available related investigations. Pooled data were then analysed. ORN is described as exposed irradiated bone that fails to heal over a period of 3 months without evidence of persisting or recurrent tumour...
June 25, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649708/potential-benefits-of-crawl-position-for-prone-radiation-therapy-in-breast-cancer
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Bert Boute, Wilfried De Neve, Bruno Speleers, Annick Van Greveling, Christel Monten, Tom Van Hoof, Joris Van de Velde, Leen Paelinck, Werner De Gersem, Tom Vercauteren, Jan Detand, Liv Veldeman
PURPOSE: To investigate crawl position with the arm at the treated side alongside the body and at the opposite side above the head for prone treatment in patients requiring breast and regional lymph node irradiation. METHODS: Patient support devices for crawl position were built for CT simulation and treatment. An asymmetric fork design resulted from an iterative process of prototype construction and testing. The fork's large horn supports the hemi-thorax, shoulder, and elevated arm at the nontreated side and the head...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649650/vitamin-d-ointment-for-prevention-of-radiation-dermatitis-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Nicola J Nasser, Shlomit Fenig, Amiram Ravid, Ariella Nouriel, Naama Ozery, Sara Gardyn, Ruth Koren, Eyal Fenig
Radiation dermatitis occurs frequently during adjuvant radiation therapy for breast cancer. Prevention of radiation dermatitis by applying various creams and ointments has a limited success, and Aqua cream which has urea as one of its active ingredients is used in many institutions as a preventive treatment. The primary goal of this study is to assess the effect of vitamin D (calcipotriol) ointment in prevention of radiodermatitis in breast cancer patients compared to Aqua cream. Twenty-three women with localized breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving surgery and opted to receive adjuvant radiotherapy to breast only were enrolled in this study...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649482/the-impact-of-tobacco-use-on-outcomes-and-toxicity-in-a-predominantly-minority-population-of-males-with-prostate-cancer-receiving-external-beam-radiation
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Anna Lee, Meng S Shao, David Schwartz, Joseph Safdieh, Virginia W Osborn, David Schreiber
INTRODUCTION: To investigate whether current or prior smoking history had any impact on prostate cancer outcomes and toxicity in our predominantly minority population of males receiving dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). METHODS: Of the 500 patients treated with EBRT between 2003-2011, 444 had smoking histories recorded. Patients were classified as current smoker, former smoker, or never smoker. Biochemical failure-free survival (BFFS) and distant metastatic-free survival (DMFS) endpoints were analyzed...
May 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649094/current-management-of-pregnancy-associated-breast-cancer
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H Hy Yu, P Sy Cheung, R Cy Leung, T N Leung, W H Kwan
Pregnancy-associated breast cancer is the most common malignancy during pregnancy with an expected rise in incidence. The belief in the need for termination of pregnancy and that chemotherapy is contra-indicated during pregnancy is challenged by recent evidence. Patients can consider breast-conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy with acceptably low fetal risk from radiation exposure. A range of chemotherapeutics is possible in the second trimester in terms of drug class and frequency. Hormone therapy and monoclonal antibody therapy are contra-indicated during pregnancy and lactation...
June 26, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649032/a-standard-mastectomy-should-not-be-the-only-recommended-breast-surgical-treatment-for-non-metastatic-inflammatory-breast-cancer-a-large-population-based-study-in-the-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-database-18
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Hongliang Chen, Kejin Wu, Maoli Wang, Fuwen Wang, Mingdi Zhang, Peng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Standard mastectomy has long been the recommended breast surgical treatment for non-metastatic inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The objective of this population-based study was to evaluate the significance of various breast surgical treatments for this highly aggressive subtype. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program registry was searched to identify women with non-metastatic IBC receiving standard treatment including breast surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy diagnosed between 1998 and 2013...
June 22, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648967/glans-necrosis-following-penile-prosthesis-implantation-prevention-and-treatment-suggestions
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Steven K Wilson, Cesar Mora-Estaves, Paulo Egydio, David Ralph, Mohamad Habous, Christopher Love, Ahmad Shamsodini, Robert Valenzuela, Faysal A Yafi
OBJECTIVE: To examine possible etiology and treatment outcomes in 21 patients with glans necrosis following penile prosthesis implantation. METHODS: Glans necrosis typically presented with a dusky glans on first post-operative day following prosthesis implantation. RESULTS: The blood supply to the glans penis consists of the dorsal arteries and the terminal branches of the spongiosal arteries. Using this cohort, we compiled pre-operative comorbidities and adjunctive surgical maneuvers that might compromise glans vascularity leading to glans necrosis...
June 22, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648948/randomized-phase-ii-study-comparing-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-alone-to-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-and-consolidative-extra-cranial-irradiation-for-extensive-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer-ed-sclc-nrg-oncology-rtog-0937
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Elizabeth M Gore, Chen Hu, Alexander Y Sun, Daniel F Grimm, Suresh S Ramalingam, Neal E Dunlap, Kristin A Higgins, Maria Werner-Wasik, Aaron M Allen, Puneeth Iyengar, Gregory M M Videtic, Russell K Hales, Ronald C McGarry, James J Urbanic, Anthony T Pu, Candice A Johnstone, Volker W Stieber, Rebecca Paulus, Jeffrey D Bradley
INTRODUCTION: RTOG-0937 is a randomized phase-II trial evaluating 1-year OS with PCI or PCI plus consolidative radiation therapy (cRT) to intra-thoracic disease and extracranial metastases for ED-SCLC. METHODS: Patients with 1-4 extracranial metastases were eligible after CR or PR to chemotherapy. Randomization was to PCI or PCI+cRT to the thorax and metastases. Original stratification included PR vs CR after chemotherapy and 1 vs 2-4 metastases; age < 65 vs > 65 was added after an observed imbalance...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648354/erratum-to-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-in-pancreatic-cancer-lessons-from-the-past-in-the-era-of-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-critical-reviews-in-oncology-hematology-103c-2016-49-61
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De Bari Berardino, Porta Laetitia, Mazzola Rosario, Alongi Filippo, Wagner Anna Dorothea, Schäfer Markus, Bourhis Jean, Ozsahin Mahmut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647834/influence-of-multi-leaf-collimator-leaf-transmission-on-head-and-neck-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-and-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-planning
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Motoharu Sasaki, Masahide Tominaga, Takeshi Kamomae, Hitoshi Ikushima, Motonori Kitaoka, Ryota Bando, Kanako Sakuragawa, Masataka Oita
The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) with different leaf widths on the planning of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Toward this objective, dose transmission through a high-definition 120-leaf MLC (HD120MLC) and 120-leaf Millennium MLC (M120MLC) was investigated, using it with a test case and clinical case studies. In test case, studies with IMRT and VMAT plans, the difference in MLC leaf width had a limited effect on planning target volumes (PTVs)...
June 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647663/management-of-residual-tumor-after-limited-subtotal-resection-of-large-vestibular-schwannomas-lessons-learned-and-a-rationale-for-specialized-care
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William R Copeland, Matthew L Carlson, Brian A Neff, Colin L W Driscoll, Michael J Link
BACKGROUND: In an era where subtotal resection (STR) is increasingly utilized, we have encountered a growing number of patients referred to our institution with limited resection of large vestibular schwannomas (VS), at times associated with grave complications. OBJECTIVE: We highlight lessons learned in the management of large VS and provide a rationale for specialized care. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of over 2,000 patients with VS evaluated at our institution between 2000 and 2016 was reviewed...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647462/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-macular-features-after-proton-beam-radiotherapy-for-small-choroidal-melanoma
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Alexandre Sellam, Florence Coscas, Livia Lumbroso-Le Rouic, Rémi Dendale, Marco Lupidi, Gabriel Coscas, Laurence Desjardins, Nathalie Cassoux
PURPOSE: To describe the macular features of patients treated with proton beam therapy for choroidal melanoma (CM), using the optical coherence tomography-angiography (OCTA). DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. METHODS: This study included patients treated with proton beam radiotherapy (PBR) for a small CM. Only patients that had received 100% of the dose 60 GyEBR to the macular area were included in the analysis. All the patients have undergone a full ophthalmological examination including: visual acuity, OCT B-scan and OCTA...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647449/igrt-and-motion-management-during-lung-sbrt-delivery
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REVIEW
Vincent Caillet, Jeremy T Booth, Paul Keall
Patient motion can cause misalignment of the tumour and toxicities to the healthy lung tissue during lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Any deviations from the reference setup can miss the target and have acute toxic effects on the patient with consequences onto its quality of life and survival outcomes. Correction for motion, either immediately prior to treatment or intra-treatment, can be realized with image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and motion management devices. The use of these techniques has demonstrated the feasibility of integrating complex technology with clinical linear accelerator to provide a higher standard of care for the patients and increase their quality of life...
June 21, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647212/combined-primary-hepatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-aggressive-biological-behavior-adverse-clinical-course-a-case-report
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Yukihiko Okumura, Kenichi Kohashi, Huanlin Wang, Masaki Kato, Yoshihiko Maehara, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Yoshinao Oda
Combined primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (PHNEC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a very rare malignant hepatic tumor. Its prognosis and histological features are uncertain. Here we report the case of such a tumor in a 70-year-old male Japanese patient with adverse prognosis. The patient underwent a right hepatic lobectomy for a tumor mass that measured 11×10cm in diameter located in the right lobe of the liver, treated with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and percutaneous transhepatic portal vein embolization (PTPE) therapy five weeks before the operation...
June 10, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646904/ct-findings-in-patients-with-cabazitaxel-induced-pelvic-pain-and-haematuria-a-case-series
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Geethal N Malalagama, Steve Chryssidis, Francis X Parnis
BACKGROUND: Haematuria and pelvic pain are recognized and documented adverse reactions related to Cabazitaxel use. To date there has not been any documentation of imaging findings in patients with this presentation. CASES: We report a case series of five patients who experienced these symptoms while on Cabazitaxel and were all found to have very similar urothelial changes on CT. The patients were noted to have ureteric and renal pelvic dilatation along with urothelial enhancement (in those who had post contrast imaging)...
June 24, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646801/the-effects-of-exposure-to-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-on-male-fertility
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Mahsa Darbandi, Sara Darbandi, Ashok Agarwal, Ralf Henkle, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi
Context • People are increasingly exposed to low frequency (LF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs), mainly from electricity distribution networks and electronic devices. Critics of this widespread exposure believe that it can have detrimental effects on the human body. On the other hand, many in vivo and in vitro studies have claimed that low frequency electromagnetic therapy can function as a form of alternative medicine and that therapists can treat disease by applying electromagnetic radiation or pulsed EMFs to the body or cells...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
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