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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433432/ascende-rt-an-analysis-of-treatment-related-morbidity-for-a-randomized-trial-comparing-a-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-boost-with-a-dose-escalated-external-beam-boost-for-high-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer
#1
Sree Rodda, Scott Tyldesley, W James Morris, Mira Keyes, Ross Halperin, Howard Pai, Michael McKenzie, Graeme Duncan, Gerard Morton, Jeremy Hamm, Nevin Murray
PURPOSE: To report the genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal (GI) morbidity and erectile dysfunction in a randomized trial comparing 2 methods of dose escalation for high- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: ASCENDE-RT (Androgen Suppression Combined with Elective Nodal and Dose Escalated Radiation Therapy) enrolled 398 men, median age 68 years, who were then randomized to either a standard arm that included 12 months of androgen deprivation therapy and pelvic irradiation to 46 Gy followed by a dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (DE-EBRT) boost to 78 Gy, or an experimental arm that substituted a low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDR-PB) boost...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421857/risk-of-solid-cancer-in-low-dose-rate-radiation-epidemiological-studies-and-the-dose-rate-effectiveness-factor
#2
Roy Shore, Linda Walsh, Tamara Azizova, Werner Rühm
PURPOSE: Estimated radiation risks used for radiation protection purposes have been based primarily on the Life Span Study (LSS) of atomic bomb survivors who received brief exposures at high dose rates, many with high doses. Information is needed regarding radiation risks from low dose-rate (LDR) exposures to low linear-energy-transfer (low-LET) radiation. We conducted a meta-analysis of LDR epidemiologic studies that provide dose-response estimates of total solid cancer risk in adulthood in comparison to corresponding LSS risks, in order to estimate a dose rate effectiveness factor (DREF)...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420811/the-t-allele-of-rs8075977-in-the-5-flanking-region-of-the-pedf-gene-is-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-elderly-chinese-men
#3
Shou-Yuan Ma, Yuan-Yuan Guo, Shu-Xia Wang, Jin-Xin Shi, Jie Liu, Jian-Feng Liu, Ping Zhu
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifactorial disease with a genetic component. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) exerts anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-thrombotic, and anti-angiogenic effects and thus has received increasing attention as a sensitive biomarker of atherosclerosis and CAD. To explore the potential association between PEDF single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and CAD, we performed this case-control study of consecutive elderly Chinese Han male patients (n = 416) and age-matched male controls (n = 528) without a history of CAD or electrocardiographic signs of CAD...
April 2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395211/antioxidant-and-antiapoptotic-effects-of-sea-cucumber-and-valsartan-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-rats-the-role-of-low-dose-gamma-irradiation
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Doaa M Ibrahim, Rasha R Radwan, Salma M Abdel Fattah
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a highly effective antineoplastic drug; however, the clinical use of DOX is limited by its dose dependent cardiotoxicity. This study was conducted to evaluate the cardioprotective effect of sea cucumber and valsartan against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity in rats. Also, the role of exposure to low dose γ radiation (LDR) on each of them was investigated, since LDR could suppress various reactive oxygen species-related diseases. Rats received DOX (2.5mg/kg, ip) in six equal injections over a period of 2weeks, sea cucumber (14...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392750/action-learning-in-virtual-higher-education-applying-leadership-theory
#5
Joseph Curtin
This paper reports the historical foundation of Northeastern University's course, LDR 6100: Developing Your Leadership Capability, a partial literature review of action learning (AL) and virtual action learning (VAL), a course methodology of LDR 6100 requiring students to apply leadership perspectives using VAL as instructed by the author, questionnaire and survey results of students who evaluated the effectiveness of their application of leadership theories using VAL and insights believed to have been gained by the author administering VAL...
May 3, 2016: Action Learn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391989/towards-clinical-application-of-raystretch-for-heterogeneity-corrections-in-ldr-permanent-125-i-prostate-brachytherapy
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Fernando Hueso-González, Facundo Ballester, Jose Perez-Calatayud, Frank-André Siebert, Javier Vijande
PURPOSE: RayStretch is a simple algorithm proposed for heterogeneity corrections in low-dose-rate brachytherapy. It is built on top of TG-43 consensus data, and it has been validated with Monte Carlo (MC) simulations. In this study, we take a real clinical prostate implant with 71 (125)I seeds as reference and we apply RayStretch to analyze its performance in worst-case scenarios. METHODS AND MATERIALS: To do so, we design two cases where large calcifications are located in the prostate lobules...
April 5, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372752/ultrasensitive-and-selective-4-aminophenol-chemical-sensor-development-based-on-nickel-oxide-nanoparticles-decorated-carbon-nanotube-nanocomposites-for-green-environment
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Mohammad Musarraf Hussain, Mohammed M Rahman, Abdullah M Asiri
Nickel oxide nanoparticles decorated carbon nanotube nanocomposites (NiO·CNT NCs) were prepared in a basic medium by using facile wet-chemical routes. The optical, morphological, and structural properties of NiO·CNT NCs were characterized using Fourier transformed infra-red (FT-IR), Ultra-violet visible (UV/Vis) spectroscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-ray energy dispersed spectroscopy (XEDS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods. Selective 4-aminophenol (4-AP) chemical sensor was developed by a flat glassy carbon electrode (GCE, surface area: 0...
March 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346805/brachytherapy-for-patients-with-prostate-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-cancer-care-ontario-joint-guideline-update
#8
Joseph Chin, R Bryan Rumble, Marisa Kollmeier, Elisabeth Heath, Jason Efstathiou, Tanya Dorff, Barry Berman, Andrew Feifer, Arthur Jacques, D Andrew Loblaw
Purpose To jointly update the Cancer Care Ontario guideline on brachytherapy for patients with prostate cancer to account for new evidence. Methods An Update Panel conducted a targeted systematic literature review and identified more recent randomized controlled trials comparing dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with brachytherapy in men with prostate cancer. Results Five randomized controlled trials provided the evidence for this update. Recommendations For patients with low-risk prostate cancer who require or choose active treatment, low-dose rate brachytherapy (LDR) alone, EBRT alone, and/or radical prostatectomy (RP) should be offered to eligible patients...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344597/high-biologically-effective-dose-radiation-therapy-using-brachytherapy-in-combination-with-external-beam-radiotherapy-for-high-risk-prostate-cancer
#9
Keisei Okamoto, Akinori Wada, Naoaki Kohno
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of high-risk prostate cancer patients treated with biologically effective dose (BED) ≥ 220 Gy of high-dose radiotherapy, using low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy in combination with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and short-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2005 to 2013, a total of 143 patients with high-risk prostate cancer were treated by radiotherapy of BED ≥ 220 Gy with a combination of LDR brachytherapy, EBRT, and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333019/a-comparison-between-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-with-or-without-androgen-deprivation-external-beam-radiation-therapy-with-or-without-androgen-deprivation-and-radical-prostatectomy-with-or-without-adjuvant-or-salvage-radiation-therapy-for-high-risk-prostate
#10
Jay P Ciezki, Michael Weller, Chandana A Reddy, Jeffrey Kittel, Harguneet Singh, Rahul Tendulkar, Kevin L Stephans, James Ulchaker, Kenneth Angermeier, Andrew Stephenson, Steven Campbell, Georges-Pascal Haber, Eric A Klein
PURPOSE: We compare the efficacy and toxicity among the 3 major modalities available used to treat high-risk prostate cancer (HRCaP). METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 1996 to 2012, 2557 HRCaP patients were treated: 734 received external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with or without androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), 515 received low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDR) with or without ADT, and 1308 received radical prostatectomy (RP) with or without EBRT. Biochemical relapse-free survival (bRFS), clinical relapse-free survival (cRFS), and prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) were assessed...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325472/dosimetric-comparison-between-treatment-plans-of-patients-treated-with-low-dose-rate-vs-high-dose-rate-interstitial-prostate-brachytherapy-as-monotherapy-initial-findings-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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T Major, C Polgár, K Jorgo, G Stelczer, P Ágoston
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the dosimetry of intraoperative dose plans of prostate cancer patients treated with low-dose-rate (LDR) and high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy (BT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: A randomized clinical trial was initiated at our institution to compare the results and side effects of LDR and HDR BT as monotherapy in the treatment of early, organ-confined prostate cancer patients. Eighty-seven patients were randomly assigned to receive HDR afterloading BT with one fraction of 19 Gy or permanent LDR (125)I seed BT with 145 Gy...
March 15, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314879/a-study-on-associations-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-within-h19-and-hox-transcript-antisense-rna-hotair-with-genetic-susceptibility-to-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-a-chinese-population
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Jian-Zhe Zhou, Jing-Jing Li, Dong-Jin Hua, Si-Chao Huang, Qing-Qing Sun, Hua Huang, Xia-Fei Xin, Han Cen
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to examine whether the H19 rs2839698, rs217727, and HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) rs12826786 polymorphisms were associated with genetic susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 777 participants were enrolled in this study, including 328 RA patients and 449 healthy controls. The H19 rs2839698, rs217727, and HOTAIR rs12826786 polymorphisms were detected by the ligase detection reaction-polymerase chain reaction (LDR-PCR) technology...
March 17, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297461/clinical-experience-with-planning-quality-assurance-and-delivery-of-burst-mode-modulated-arc-therapy
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Kristofer Kainz, Douglas Prah, Ergun Ahunbay, X Allen Li
"Burst-mode" modulated arc therapy (hereafter referred to as "mARC") is a form of volumetric-modulated arc therapy characterized by variable gantry rotation speed, static MLCs while the radiation beam is on, and MLC repositioning while the beam is off. We present our clinical experience with the planning techniques and plan quality assurance measurements of mARC delivery. Clinical mARC plans for five representative cases (prostate, low-dose-rate brain, brain with partial-arc vertex fields, pancreas, and liver SBRT) were generated using a Monte Carlo-based treatment planning system...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282556/mechanisms-involved-in-the-possible-nephroprotective-effect-of-rutin-and-low-dose-%C3%AE-irradiation-against-cisplatin-induced-nephropathy-in-rats
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Rasha R Radwan, Salma M Abdel Fattah
Cisplatin has demonstrated high antitumor efficacy. However, nephrotoxicity is a dose-limiting factor in its clinical use. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effect of rutin and low dose of irradiation (LDR) on cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Rats received rutin (200mg/kg/day, p.o) for 10 consecutive days and subjected to LDR (0.5Gy) 1day prior to cisplatin. Intraperitoneal administration of single dose of cisplatin (7.5mg/kg) was used to induce nephrotoxicity. Data showed that cisplatin caused elevation in serum creatinine and urea, disturbance in blood count, elevation in gene expression of tumor necrosis factor alpha, nuclear factor kappa B, interleukin-1β, caspase-3, mitochondrial cytochrome C and apoptosis-inducing factor in renal tissue...
April 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262473/androgen-suppression-combined-with-elective-nodal-and-dose-escalated-radiation-therapy-the-ascende-rt-trial-an-analysis-of-survival-endpoints-for-a-randomized-trial-comparing-a%C3%A2-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-boost-to-a%C3%A2-dose-escalated-external-beam-boost-for
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W James Morris, Scott Tyldesley, Sree Rodda, Ross Halperin, Howard Pai, Michael McKenzie, Graeme Duncan, Gerard Morton, Jeremy Hamm, Nevin Murray
PURPOSE: To report the primary endpoint of biochemical progression-free survival (b-PFS) and secondary survival endpoints from ASCENDE-RT, a randomized trial comparing 2 methods of dose escalation for intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: ASCENDE-RT enrolled 398 men, with a median age of 68 years; 69% (n=276) had high-risk disease. After stratification by risk group, the subjects were randomized to a standard arm with 12 months of androgen deprivation therapy, pelvic irradiation to 46 Gy, followed by a dose-escalated external beam radiation therapy (DE-EBRT) boost to 78 Gy, or an experimental arm that substituted a low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy (LDR-PB) boost...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261494/radioprotective-effects-of-cimetidine-on-rats-irradiated-by-long-term-low-dose-rate-neutrons-and-60-co-%C3%AE-rays
#16
Ding-Wen Jiang, Qing-Rong Wang, Xian-Rong Shen, Ying He, Tian-Tian Qian, Qiong Liu, Deng-Yong Hou, Yu-Ming Liu, Wei Chen, Xin Ren, Ke-Xian Li
BACKGROUND: Cimetidine, an antagonist of histamine type II receptors, has shown protective effects against γ-rays or neutrons. However, there have been no reports on the effects of cimetidine against neutrons combined with γ-rays. This study was carried out to evaluate the protective effects of cimetidine on rats exposed to long-term, low-dose-rate neutron and γ-ray combined irradiation (n-γ LDR). METHODS: Fifty male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: the normal control group, radiation model group, 20 mg/(kg · d) cimetidine group, 80 mg/(kg · d) cimetidine group and 160 mg/(kg · d) cimetidine group (10 rats per group)...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254568/extra-hypothalamic-brain-clocks-in-songbirds-photoperiodic-state-dependent-clock-gene-oscillations-in-night-migratory-blackheaded-buntings-emberiza-melanocephala
#17
Devraj Singh, Vinod Kumar
The avian circadian pacemaker system is comprised of independent clocks in the retina, pineal and hypothalamus, as shown by daily and circadian oscillations of core clock genes (Per2, Cry1, Bmal1 and Clock) in several birds including migratory blackheaded buntings (Emberiza melanocephala). This study investigated the extra-hypothalamic brain circadian clocks in blackheaded buntings, and measured Per2, Cry1, Cry2, Bmal1 and Clock mRNA expressions at 4h intervals over 24h beginning 1h after light-on in the left and right telencephalon, optic tectum and cerebellum, the brain regions involved in several physiological and cognitive functions...
April 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245187/influence-of-genetic-polymorphisms-of-cyp3a5-and-abcb1-on-sirolimus-pharmacokinetics-patient-and-graft-survival-and-other-clinical-outcomes-in-renal-transplant
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Consuelo Rodríguez-Jiménez, Mar García-Saiz, Lourdes Pérez-Tamajón, Eduardo Salido, Armando Torres
BACKGROUND: In transplant patients receiving de novo anticalcineurin-free sirolimus (SRL)-based immunosuppression, we determined the influence of cytochrome P450 3A5 (CYP3A5) and ATP-binding cassette, sub-family B (MDR/TAP), member (ABCB1) genotypes on SRL blood levels and medium-term relevant clinical outcomes, in order to improve effectiveness of immunosuppression strategies when anti-mammalian target of rapamycin (anti-mTOR) inhibitor is indicated for clinical reasons. METHODS: Forty-eight renal transplant recipients (suffered 48% diabetes mellitus, 91% hypertension, and 47% dyslipidemia) were genotyped for CYP3A5 (6986A>G) and ABCB1 (3435C>T) polymorphisms by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism...
March 1, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244419/evaluation-of-a-machine-learning-algorithm-for-treatment-planning-in-prostate-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy
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Alexandru Nicolae, Gerard Morton, Hans Chung, Andrew Loblaw, Suneil Jain, Darren Mitchell, Lin Lu, Joelle Helou, Motasem Al-Hanaqta, Emily Heath, Ananth Ravi
PURPOSE: This work presents the application of a machine learning (ML) algorithm to automatically generate high-quality, prostate low-dose-rate (LDR) brachytherapy treatment plans. The ML algorithm can mimic characteristics of preoperative treatment plans deemed clinically acceptable by brachytherapists. The planning efficiency, dosimetry, and quality (as assessed by experts) of preoperative plans generated with an ML planning approach was retrospectively evaluated in this study. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Preimplantation and postimplantation treatment plans were extracted from 100 high-quality LDR treatments and stored within a training database...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240233/low-dose-radiation-decreases-tumor-progression-via-the-inhibition-of-the-jak1-stat3-signaling-axis-in-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#20
Neha Kaushik, Min-Jung Kim, Rae-Kwon Kim, Nagendra Kumar Kaushik, Ki Moon Seong, Seon-Young Nam, Su-Jae Lee
Breast cancer is a widely distributed type of cancer in women worldwide, and tumor relapse is the major cause of breast cancer death. In breast cancers, the acquisition of metastatic ability, which is responsible for tumor relapse and poor clinical outcomes, has been linked to the acquisition of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) program and self-renewal traits (CSCs) via various signaling pathways. These phenomena confer resistance during current therapies, thus creating a major hurdle in radiotherapy/chemotherapy...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
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