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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649001/a-european-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-addition-of-etoposide-to-standard-vincristine-and-carboplatin-induction-as-part-of-an-18-month-treatment-programme-for-childhood-%C3%A2-16%C3%A2-years-low-grade-glioma%C3%A2-a-final-report
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Astrid K Gnekow, David A Walker, Daniela Kandels, Susan Picton, Giorgio Perilongo, Jacques Grill, Tore Stokland, Per Eric Sandstrom, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Torsten Pietsch, Felice Giangaspero, René Schmidt, Andreas Faldum, Denise Kilmartin, Angela De Paoli, Gian Luca De Salvo
BACKGROUND: The use of chemotherapy to manage newly diagnosed low grade glioma (LGG) was first introduced in the 1980s. One randomised trial has studied two- versus four-drug regimens with a duration of 12 months of treatment after resection. METHODS: Within the European comprehensive treatment strategy for childhood LGG, the International Society of Paediatric Oncology-Low Grade Glioma (SIOP LGG) Committee launched a randomised trial involving 118 institutions and 11 countries to investigate the addition of etoposide (100 mg/m(2), days 1, 2 & 3) to a four-course induction of vincristine (1...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644156/clinical-case-of-the-month-a-57-year-old-man-with-an-axillary-mass
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Palak Desai, Andrew Myers, Brian Boulmay, Fred A Lopez
A 57-year-old man presented to the surgical oncology clinic with a mildly tender mass under his right arm. Four years prior, the patient had a melanoma removed from his right shoulder along with an ipsilateral right axillary sentinel lymph sampling. Computed tomography (CT) scan was negative for metastatic disease at that time. The patient did not undergo completion axillary node dissection and was lost to follow-up. The patient was originally from Australia, did not tan but reported multiple sunburns before age 18...
May 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642940/mass-spectrometry-imaging-for-clinical-research-latest-developments-applications-and-current-limitations
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REVIEW
Pierre-Maxence Vaysse, Ron M A Heeren, Tiffany Porta, Benjamin Balluff
Mass spectrometry is being used in many clinical research areas ranging from toxicology to personalized medicine. Of all the mass spectrometry techniques, mass spectrometry imaging (MSI), in particular, has continuously grown towards clinical acceptance. Significant technological and methodological improvements have contributed to enhance the performance of MSI recently, pushing the limits of throughput, spatial resolution, and sensitivity. This has stimulated the spread of MSI usage across various biomedical research areas such as oncology, neurological disorders, cardiology, and rheumatology, just to name a few...
June 23, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640707/response-assessment-in-neuro-oncology-clinical-trials
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Patrick Y Wen, Susan M Chang, Martin J Van den Bent, Michael A Vogelbaum, David R Macdonald, Eudocia Q Lee
Development of novel therapies for CNS tumors requires reliable assessment of response and progression. This requirement has been particularly challenging in neuro-oncology for which contrast enhancement serves as an imperfect surrogate for tumor volume and is influenced by agents that affect vascular permeability, such as antiangiogenic therapies. In addition, most tumors have a nonenhancing component that can be difficult to accurately quantify. To improve the response assessment in neuro-oncology and to standardize the criteria that are used for different CNS tumors, the Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) working group was established...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640703/integrating-evidence-based-medicine-for-treatment-of-spinal-metastases-into-a-decision-framework-neurologic-oncologic-mechanicals-stability-and-systemic-disease
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Ori Barzilai, Ilya Laufer, Yoshiya Yamada, Daniel S Higginson, Adam M Schmitt, Eric Lis, Mark H Bilsky
Patients with cancer are frequently affected by spinal metastases. Treatment is palliative, with the principle goals of pain relief, preservation of neurologic function, and improvement in quality of life. In the past decade, we have witnessed a dramatic change in the treatment paradigms due to the development of improved surgical strategies and systemic and radiation therapy. The most important change to these paradigms has been the integration of spinal stereotactic radiosurgery (SSRS), allowing delivery of tumoricidal radiation doses with sparing of nearby organs at risk...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632754/permissive-hypercapnia-for-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-immunocompromised-children-a-single-center-experience
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Hans Fuchs, Nicola Rossmann, Manuel B Schmid, Manfred Hoenig, Ulrich Thome, Benjamin Mayer, Daniel Klotz, Helmut D Hummler
BACKGROUND: Controlled hypoventilation while accepting hypercapnia has been advocated to reduce ventilator-induced lung injury. The aim of the study was to analyze outcomes of a cohort of immunocompromised children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) ventilated with a strategy of stepwise increasing PCO2 targets up to 140 mm Hg. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of outcomes of a cohort of children with oncologic disease or after stem cell transplantation and severe respiratory failure in comparison with a historical control cohort...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601782/neuropraxia-following-resection-of-a-retroperitoneal-liposarcoma
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Stevenson Tsiao, Nail Aydin, Subhasis Misra
BACKGROUND: This is a unique case of neuropraxia of femoral nerve seen after resection of retroperitoneal liposarcoma which has not been reported before in the literature. INTRODUCTION: Neuropraxia, a transient paralysis due to blockage of nerve conduction, commonly associated with athletes and orthopedic procedures, has not been previously reported as a complication following resection of retroperitoneal sarcoma. CASE: This is an 81-year-old female who, on CT for evaluation of her atherosclerosis, was found to have an incidental right-sided retroperitoneal mass extending from the right renal capsule inferiorly through the inguinal canal...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593859/european-association-for-neuro-oncology-eano-guidelines-for-palliative-care-in-adults-with-glioma
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REVIEW
Andrea Pace, Linda Dirven, Johan A F Koekkoek, Heidrun Golla, Jane Fleming, Roberta Rudà, Christine Marosi, E Le Rhun, Robin Grant, Kathy Oliver, Ingela Oberg, Helen J Bulbeck, Alasdair G Rooney, Roger Henriksson, H Roeline W Pasman, Stefan Oberndorfer, Michael Weller, Martin J B Taphoorn
Patients with glioma present with complex palliative care needs throughout their disease trajectory. The life-limiting nature of gliomas and the presence of specific symptoms related to neurological deterioration necessitate an appropriate and early palliative care approach. The multidisciplinary palliative care task force of the European Association of Neuro-Oncology did a systematic review of the available scientific literature to formulate the best possible evidence-based recommendations for the palliative care of adult patients with glioma, with the aim to reduce symptom burden and improve the quality of life of patients and their caregivers, particularly in the end-of-life phase...
June 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585295/bioinspired-collagen-scaffolds-in-cranial-bone-regeneration-from-bedside-to-bench
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REVIEW
Justine C Lee, Elizabeth J Volpicelli
Calvarial defects are common reconstructive dilemmas secondary to a variety of etiologies including traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, oncologic resection, and congenital anomalies. Reconstruction of the calvarium is generally undertaken for the purposes of cerebral protection, contour restoration for psychosocial well-being, and normalization of neurological dysfunction frequently found in patients with massive cranial defects. Current methods for reconstruction using autologous grafts, allogeneic grafts, or alloplastic materials have significant drawbacks that are unique to each material...
June 6, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581401/prospective-study-of-hippocampal-sparing-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-in-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Kristin J Redmond, Russell K Hales, Heather Anderson-Keightly, Xian C Zhou, Megan Kummerlowe, Haris I Sair, Mario Duhon, Lawrence Kleinberg, Gary L Rosner, Tracy Vannorsdall
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate cognitive function and intracranial failure patterns after hippocampal-sparing prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) for limited-stage small cell lung cancer (SCLC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Adults with limited-stage SCLC, achieving a complete response to chemoradiotherapy and no brain metastases, were eligible. Patients received PCI 25 Gy/10 fractions, with a mean hippocampal dose limited to <8 Gy and ≥90% of the brain receiving 90% of the prescription...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579359/evolution-in-treatment-strategy-for-metastatic-spine-disease-presently-evolving-modalities
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REVIEW
N Kumar, R Malhotra, A S Zaw, K Maharajan, N Naresh, A Kumar, B Vellayappan
The advent of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the surgical management armamentarium and stereotactic radiosurgery in the domain of radiotherapy, has led to a major evolution in treatment of metastatic spine disease (MSD). We reviewed the recent literature to discuss evolution from open to MIS approaches in MSD and the concurrent evolution in radiotherapy. This will provide a sound base for further development and understanding of treatment paradigms in MSD. Literature review showed that evolution of surgery can be traced from inappropriate open surgery (i...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570322/autoimmune-neurology-of-the-central-nervous-system
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W Oliver Tobin, Sean J Pittock
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the rapidly evolving spectrum of autoimmune neurologic disorders with a focus on those that involve the central nervous system, providing an understanding of how to approach the diagnostic workup of patients presenting with central nervous system symptoms or signs that could be immune mediated, either paraneoplastic or idiopathic, to guide therapeutic decision making. RECENT FINDINGS: The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the discovery of novel neural antibodies and their targets...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562734/simultaneous-meningioma-and-brain-metastasis-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-rare-presentation-case-report
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Aline Lariessy Campos Paiva, João Luiz Vitorino Araujo, Vinícius Ricieri Ferraz, José Carlos Esteves Veiga
CONTEXT: Brain metastases are the most common tumors of the central nervous system. Because of their high frequency, they may be associated with rare situations. Among these are tumor-to-tumor metastasis and an even a rarer situation called simultaneous brain tumors, which are more related to primary tumors of the reproductive and endocrine systems. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old male patient with a history of renal cell carcinoma (which had previously been resected) presented with a ventricular lesion (suggestive of metastatic origin) and simultaneous olfactory groove lesion (probably a meningioma)...
May 29, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560661/outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-whole-brain-radiotherapy
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Denise Bernhardt, Sebastian Adeberg, Farastuk Bozorgmehr, Nils Opfermann, Juliane Hoerner-Rieber, Laila König, Jutta Kappes, Michael Thomas, Felix Herth, Claus Peter Heußel, Arne Warth, Jürgen Debus, Martin Steins, Stefan Rieken
The purpose of this study was to evaluate prognostic factors associated with overall survival (OS) and neurological progression free survival (nPFS) in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients with brain metastases who received whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). From 2003 to 2015, 229 SCLC patients diagnosed with brain metastases who received WBRT were analyzed retrospectively. In this cohort 219 patients (95%) received a total photon dose of 30 Gy in 10 fractions. The prognostic factors evaluated for OS and nPFS were: age, Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS), number of brain metastases, synchronous versus metachronous disease, initial response to chemotherapy, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) class and thoracic radiation...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550611/-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy-in-patients-with-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ana María García Vicente, Roberto C Delgado-Bolton, Mariano Amo-Salas, Jesús López-Fidalgo, Ana Paula Caresia Aróztegui, José Ramón García Garzón, Javier Orcajo Rincón, María José García Velloso, María de Arcocha Torres, Soledad Alvárez Ruíz
PURPOSE: The detection of occult cancer in patients suspected of having a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS) poses a diagnostic challenge. The aim of our study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the diagnostic performance of FDG PET for the detection of occult malignant disease responsible for PNS. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature (MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and DARE) was undertaken to identify studies published in any language...
May 27, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548479/insular-gliomas-a-surgical-reappraisal-based-on-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Domenico Murrone, Rodolfo Maduri, Afif Afif, Domenico Chirchiglia, Isabelle Pelissou-Guyotat, Jacques Guyotat, Francesco Signorelli
INTRODUCTION: Insular gliomas are heterogeneous lesions whose management presents multiple challenges for their tendency to affect young patients in good neurological and cognitive conditions, their deep anatomic location and proximity with critical functional and vascular structures. The appropriate management of insular gliomas requires a multidisciplinary evidence-centred teamwork grounded on the best anatomic, neurophysiological and oncological knowledge. The present study provides a reappraisal of the management of insular gliomas based on a systematic review of the literature with the aim of guiding clinicians in the management of such tumors...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545366/role-of-positron-emission-tomography-for-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-systemic-autoimmune-diseases-status-and-perspectives
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Daniele Mauro, Gaetano Barbagallo, Salvatore D'Angelo, Sannino Pasqualina, Saverio Naty, Caterina Bruno, Ignazio Olivieri, Rosa Daniela Grembiale, Francesco Ursini
In the last years, an increasing interest in molecular imaging has been raised by the extending potential of positron emission tomography (PET). The role of PET imaging, originally confined to the oncology setting, is continuously extending thanks to the development of novel radiopharmaceutical and to the implementation of hybrid imaging techniques, where PET scans are combined with computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) in order to improve spatial resolution. Early preclinical studies suggested that 18F-FDG PET can detect neuroinflammation; new developing radiopharmaceuticals targeting more specifically inflammation-related molecules are moving in this direction...
May 23, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522184/is-fluorescence-guided-surgery-with-5-ala-in-eloquent-areas-for-malignant-gliomas-a-reasonable-and-useful-technique
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T Picart, X Armoiry, J Berthiller, C Dumot, I Pelissou-Guyotat, F Signorelli, J Guyotat
INTRODUCTION: High-grade gliomas surgery in eloquent areas must achieve two pivotal aims: oncological efficacy and preservation of unimpaired neurological functions or improvement of impaired neurological functions. Here, we evaluated the safety and the usefulness of 5-ALA fluorescence-guided surgery in eloquent areas. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Single center, retrospective and consecutive series of adult patients operated on for a supratentorial glioblastoma between November 2012 and November 2015...
May 15, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522182/hodotopy-neuroplasticity-and-diffuse-gliomas
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H Duffau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The historical approach in neurooncology is used to mainly investigate the tumor, with very few considerations regarding the brain itself. Nonetheless, to select the best personalized therapeutic management for each patient with a diffuse glioma, i.e. to optimize the "onco-functional balance", the brain reaction induced by glioma growth and migration should be studied. Indeed, due to strong interactions between the glioma and the brain, cerebral adaptive phenomena often occur in order to maintain neurological and cognitive functions, as well as to compensate glioma spreading...
May 15, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514888/seeing-is-believing-healthcare-professionals-perceptions-of-a-complex-intervention-to-improve-care-towards-the-end-of-life-a-qualitative-interview-study
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Katherine Bristowe, Irene Carey, Adrian Hopper, Susanna Shouls, Wendy Prentice, Irene J Higginson, Jonathan Koffman
BACKGROUND: Methods to improve care, trust and communication are important in acute hospitals. Complex interventions aimed at improving care of patients approaching the end of life are increasingly common. While evaluating outcomes of complex interventions is essential, exploring healthcare professionals' perceptions is also required to understand how they are interpreted; this can inform training, education and implementation strategies to ensure fidelity and consistency in use. AIM: To explore healthcare professionals' perceptions of using a complex intervention (AMBER care bundle) to improve care for people approaching the end of life and their understandings of its purpose within clinical practice...
May 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
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