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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928195/reach-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-trial-of-rehabilitation-very-early-in-congenital-hemiplegia
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Roslyn N Boyd, Jenny Ziviani, Leanne Sakzewski, Iona Novak, Nadia Badawi, Kerstin Pannek, Catherine Elliott, Susan Greaves, Andrea Guzzetta, Koa Whittingham, Jane Valentine, Cathy Morgan, Margaret Wallen, Ann-Christin Eliasson, Lisa Findlay, Robert Ware, Simona Fiori, Stephen Rose
OBJECTIVES: Congenital hemiplegia is the most common form of cerebral palsy (CP). Children with unilateral CP show signs of upper limb asymmetry by 8 months corrected age (ca) but are frequently not referred to therapy until after 12 months ca. This study compares the efficacy of infant-friendly modified constraint-induced movement therapy (Baby mCIMT) to infant friendly bimanual therapy (Baby BIM) on upper limb, cognitive and neuroplasticity outcomes in a multisite randomised comparison trial...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924520/complete-remission-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-what-comprehensive-multi-modality-treatment-has-to-offer-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Gaurav Bhattacharya, Susan C Msadabwe-Chikuni, Roanne Segal, Omkar Inamdar, Catherine K Mwaba
Locally advanced breast cancer presents as a heterogeneous disease, but it is often best treated with aggressive combined modality therapy.  Commonly, it carries a more guarded prognosis. Given the above, it can be a particularly challenging entity to treat in resource-limited settings. We identify one such case with a relative lack of hormone receptor positivity in the sub-Saharan country of Zambia. Management of the disease was hampered by the challenges of resource constraints and communication gaps that are especially acute in low- to middle-income nations as compared to Western societies...
July 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923500/priorities-for-closing-the-evidence-practice-gaps-in-post-stroke-aphasia-rehabilitation-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Kirstine Shrubsole, Linda Worrall, Emma Power, Denise A O'Connor
OBJECTIVE: To identify implementation priorities for post-stroke aphasia management relevant to the Australian healthcare context. DATA SOURCES: Using systematized searches of databases (CINAHL, Medline), guideline and stroke websites, and other sources, evidence was identified and extracted for seven implementation criteria for 13 topic areas relevant to aphasia management. These seven priority-setting criteria were identified in the implementation literature; strength of the evidence; current evidence-practice gap; clinician preference; client preference; modifiability; measurability; and health impact...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921843/potential-proton-and-photon-dose-degradation-in-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-by-intratherapy-changes
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Kristin Stützer, Annika Jakobi, Anna Bandurska-Luque, Steffen Barczyk, Carolin Arnsmeyer, Steffen Löck, Christian Richter
PURPOSE: Evaluation of dose degradation by anatomic changes for head-and-neck cancer (HNC) intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) relative to intensity-modulated photon therapy (IMRT) and identification of potential indicators for IMPT treatment plan adaptation. METHODS: For 31 advanced HNC datasets, IMPT and IMRT plans were recalculated on a computed tomography scan (CT) taken after about 4 weeks of therapy. Dose parameter changes were determined for the organs at risk (OARs) spinal cord, brain stem, parotid glands, brachial plexus, and mandible, for the clinical target volume (CTV) and the healthy tissue outside planning target volume (PTV)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921538/a-fast-inverse-treatment-planning-strategy-facilitating-optimized-catheter-selection-in-image-guided-high-dose-rate-interstitial-gynecologic-brachytherapy
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Christian V Guthier, Antonio L Damato, Juergen W Hesser, Akila N Viswanathan, Robert A Cormack
PURPOSE: Interstitial high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy is an important therapeutic strategy for the treatment of locally advanced gynecologic (GYN) cancers. The outcome of this therapy is determined by the quality of dose distribution achieved. This paper focuses on a novel yet simple heuristic for catheter selection for GYN HDR brachytherapy and their comparison against state of the art optimization strategies. The proposed technique is intended to act as a decision-supporting tool to select a favorable needle configuration...
September 18, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920522/constraint-and-multimodal-approaches-to-therapy-for-chronic-aphasia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
John E Pierce, Maya Menahemi-Falkov, Robyn O'Halloran, Leanne Togher, Miranda L Rose
Aphasia is a significant cause of disability and reduced quality of life. Two speech pathology treatment approaches appear efficacious: multimodal and constraint-induced aphasia therapies. In constraint-induced therapies, non-verbal actions (e.g., gesture, drawing) are believed to interfere with treatment and patients are therefore constrained to speech. In contrast, multimodal therapies employ non-verbal modalities to cue word retrieval. Given the clinical and theoretical implications, a comparison of these two divergent treatments was pursued...
September 18, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918679/relating-the-proton-relative-biological-effectiveness-to-tumor-control-and-normal-tissue-complication-probabilities-assuming-interpatient-variability-in-%C3%AE-%C3%AE
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Harald Paganetti
BACKGROUND: Proton therapy uses a constant relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of 1.1. The use of variable RBE values has been suggested but is currently not feasible due to uncertainties. The impact of variable RBE has solely been studied using dosimetric indices. This work elucidates the impact of RBE variations on tumor control and normal tissue complication probabilities (TCP/NTCP). METHODS: Models to estimate TCP and NTCP were used in combination with an empirical proton RBE model...
September 18, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917558/cardiac-sympathectomy-for-the-management-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-refractory-to-catheter-ablation
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Travis Richardson, Ricardo Lugo, Pablo Saavedra, George Crossley, Walter Clair, Sharon Shen, Juan Carlos Estrada, Jay Montgomery, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Christopher Ellis, Gregory F Michaud, Eric Lambright, Arvindh Kanagasundram
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation is now a mainstay of therapy for ventricular arrhythmias (VA). However, there are scenarios where either physiologic or anatomical factors make ablation less likely to be successful. OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate that cardiac sympathetic denervation (CSD) may be an alternate therapy for patients with difficult to ablate VA. METHODS: We identified all patients referred for CSD at a single center for indications other than LQTS and CPVT who had failed catheter ablation...
September 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917253/re-irradiation-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt
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Morten Høyer
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a potential treatment option for patients who develop a relapse within or marginal to a previously irradiated volume, but it seems underused because of sparse knowledge on the efficacy and morbidity related to the treatment. Normal tissues often recover some of the damage caused by the primary radiotherapy with time, but the kinetics of recovery is not clearly described in the literature. There is a growing number of publications on SBRT reirradiation, but the literature consists mainly of retrospective cohort studies...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915815/designing-an-implementation-intervention-with-the-behaviour-change-wheel-for-health-provider-smoking-cessation-care-for-australian-indigenous-pregnant-women
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Gillian S Gould, Yael Bar-Zeev, Michelle Bovill, Lou Atkins, Maree Gruppetta, Marilyn J Clarke, Billie Bonevski
BACKGROUND: Indigenous smoking rates are up to 80% among pregnant women: prevalence among pregnant Australian Indigenous women was 45% in 2014, contributing significantly to the health gap for Indigenous Australians. We aimed to develop an implementation intervention to improve smoking cessation care (SCC) for pregnant Indigenous smokers, an outcome to be achieved by training health providers at Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS) in a culturally competent approach, developed collaboratively with AMS...
September 15, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898693/no-oxygen-no-glucose-no-problem-fatty-acid-catabolism-enhances-effector-cd8-tils
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Will Bailis, Justin A Shyer, Michael Chiorazzi, Richard A Flavell
The tumor microenvironment presents metabolic constraints to immunosurveiling cells. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Zhang et al. demonstrate that CD8(+) TILs reprogram under hypoxic and hypoglycemic conditions, regaining effector function by engaging fatty acid catabolism, which is promoted by fenofibrate and synergistic with immune checkpoint blockade therapy.
September 11, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893525/-doses-to-organs-at-risk-in-conformational-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-liver
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K Debbi, G Janoray, N Scher, É Deutsch, F Mornex
The liver is an essential organ that ensures many vital functions such as metabolism of bilirubin, glucose, lipids, synthesis of coagulation factors, destruction of many toxins, etc. The hepatic parenchyma can be irradiated during the management of digestive tumors, right basithoracic, esophagus, abdomen in toto or TBI. In addition, radiotherapy of the hepatic area, which is mainly stereotactic, now occupies a central place in the management of primary or secondary hepatic tumors. Irradiation of the whole liver, or part of it, may be complicated by radiation-induced hepatitis...
September 8, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893524/-hippocampus-brainstem-and-brain-dose-volume-constraints-for-fractionated-3-d-radiotherapy-and-for-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-limits-and-perspectives
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M Gérard, R Jumeau, B Pichon, J Biau, E Blais, J Horion, G Noël
Cerebral radiation-induced toxicities after radiotherapy (RT) of brain tumors are frequent. The protection of organs at risk (OAR) is crucial, especially for brain tumors, to preserve cognition in cancer survivors. Dose constraints of cerebral OAR used in conventional RT, radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) are debated. In fact, they are based on historical cohorts or calculated with old mathematical models. Values of α/β ratio of cerebral OAR are also controversial leading to misestimate the equivalent dose in 2Gy fractions or the biological equivalent dose, especially during hypofractionated RT...
September 8, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888417/american-brachytherapy-society-recurrent-carcinoma-of-the-endometrium-task-force-patterns-of-care-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mitchell Kamrava, Sushil Beriwal, Beth Erickson, David Gaffney, Anuja Jhingran, Ann Klopp, Sang June Park, Akila Viswanathan, Catheryn Yashar, Lilie Lin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this American Brachytherapy Society task force is to present a literature review and patterns of care by a panel of experts for the management of vaginal recurrence of endometrial cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In 2016, the American Brachytherapy Society Board selected a panel of experts in gynecologic brachytherapy to update our current state of knowledge for managing vaginal recurrence of endometrial cancer. Practice patterns were evaluated via an online survey and clinical updates occurred through a combination of literature review and clinical experience and/or expertise...
September 6, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886981/-lung-dose-constraints-for-normo-fractionated-radiotherapy-and-for-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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E Blais, B Pichon, A Mampuya, M Antoine, P Lagarde, G Kantor, C Breton-Callu, C Lefebvre, M Gerard, A Aamarcha, M Ozsahin, J Bourhis, P Maingon, I Troussier, N Pourel
Radiation-induced lung disease (RILD) is common after radiation therapy and represents cornerstone toxicities after treatment of thoracic malignancies. From a review of literature, the objective of this article was to summarize clinical and non-clinical parameters associated with the risk of RILD in the settings of normo-fractionated radiotherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). For the treatment of lung cancers with a normo-fractionated treatment, the mean lung dose (MLD) should be below 15-20Gy...
September 5, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886980/-dose-constraints-to-organs-at-risk-for-conformational-and-stereotactic-radiotherapy-small-bowel-and-duodenum
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F Goupy, E Chajon, J Castelli, É Le Prisé, L Duvergé, N Jaksic, G Vogin, É Monpetit, V Klein, L de Bosschère, P Maingon
Radiotherapy of abdominopelvic primary or secondary lesions in conformational or stereotactic techniques is in full development. The small bowel is highly sensitive to irradiation and is the main organ at risk limiting prescription doses. This literature review aims to define the dose constraints to the small bowel and the duodenum in conformational and stereotactic body radiotherapy. The small bowel including the duodenum, jejunum and ileum is delineated on the simulation scanner. The radio-induced intestinal toxicities are acute related to the cellular depopulation of the intestinal mucosa, and late of more complex pathophysiology associating depletion in stem cells, microangiopathy, chronic inflammation and fibrosis...
September 5, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886961/a-feasibility-study-of-using-advanced-external-beam-techniques-to-create-a-vaginal-cuff-brachytherapy-like-endometrial-boost-plan
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Zachary Grelewicz, Brooke Zerrusen, Vythialingam Sathiaseelan, Hualin Zhang
The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of using advanced external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) planning techniques for creating plans that could be used as a possible alternative for high-dose rate (HDR) vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VCBT) boost in treating endometrial cancer. The computed tomography (CT) images of a total of 4 female patients who had endometrial cancer treated with HDR-VCBT were selected for this study. A typical HDR-VCBT target volume, 0.5-cm-thick shell volume around the cylinder applicator in the prescribed treatment length was contoured and used as the planning target volume (PTV) in both the HDR VCBT and the EBRT VCBT-like plans...
September 5, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880892/beyond-hiv-serodiscordance-partnership-communication-dynamics-that-affect-engagement-in-safer-conception-care
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Lynn T Matthews, Bridget F Burns, Francis Bajunirwe, Jerome Kabakyenga, Mwebesa Bwana, Courtney Ng, Jasmine Kastner, Annet Kembabazi, Naomi Sanyu, Adrine Kusasira, Jessica E Haberer, David R Bangsberg, Angela Kaida
INTRODUCTION: We explored acceptability and feasibility of safer conception methods among HIV-affected couples in Uganda. METHODS: We recruited HIV-positive men and women on antiretroviral therapy (ART) ('index') from the Uganda Antiretroviral Rural Treatment Outcomes cohort who reported an HIV-negative or unknown-serostatus partner ('partner'), HIV-serostatus disclosure to partner, and personal or partner desire for a child within two years. We conducted in-depth interviews with 40 individuals from 20 couples, using a narrative approach with tailored images to assess acceptability of five safer conception strategies: ART for the infected partner, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the uninfected partner, condomless sex timed to peak fertility, manual insemination, and male circumcision...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880369/optimization-of-beam-arrangements-in-proton-minibeam-radiotherapy-by-cell-survival-simulations
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Matthias Sammer, Christoph Greubel, Stefanie Girst, Günther Dollinger
PURPOSE: Proton minibeam radiotherapy using sub-millimeter beam dimensions allows to enhance tissue sparing in the entrance channel by spatial fractionation additionally to advantageous proton depth dose distribution. In the entrance channel, spatial fractionation leads to reduced side effects compared to conventional proton therapy. The sub-millimeter sized beams widen with depth due to small angle scattering and enable therefore, in contrary to x-ray microbeam radiation therapy (MRT), the homogeneous irradiation of a tumor...
September 7, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880017/will-rising-prices-and-budget-constraints-prevent-patients-from-accessing-novel-gene-therapies
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A Kent, J Spink
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September 7, 2017: Gene Therapy
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