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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822944/pregnancy-outcome-after-cervical-conisation-a-2nd-retrospective-cohort-study-in-the-leuven-university-hospital
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Kim van Velthoven, Willy Poppe, Hannah Verschuere, Marc Arbyn
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the dimensions of the cones removed during large loop excision of the transformation zone have decreased over time. Secondly, whether these changes were associated with a lower risk of obstetrical harms on a subsequent pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective matched cohort study was performed in a tertiary referral unit in Belgium. A total of 97 women were identified from a database of women who underwent excisional treatment for cervical precancer between January 1st, 2004 and December 31st, 2012, and delivered before December 31st, 2014...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822604/volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-for-whole-brain-radiotherapy-not-only-for-hippocampal-sparing-but-also-for-reduction-of-dose-to-organs-at-risk
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Sumit Sood, Damodar Pokhrel, Christopher McClinton, Christopher Lominska, Rajeev Badkul, Hongyu Jiang, Fen Wang
A prospective clinical trial, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0933, has demonstrated that whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) using conformal radiation delivery technique with hippocampal avoidance is associated with less memory complications. Further sparing of other organs at risk (OARs) including the scalp, ear canals, cochleae, and parotid glands could be associated with reductions in additional toxicities for patients treated with WBRT. We investigated the feasibility of WBRT using volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) to spare the hippocampi and the aforementioned OARs...
August 16, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822108/semi-quantitative-metabolic-values-on-fdg-pet-ct-including-extracardiac-sites-of-disease-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-course-in-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis
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Mitsutomi Ishiyama, Laurie A Soine, Hubert J Vesselle
BACKGROUND: Cardiac sarcoidosis is associated with major adverse cardiac events including cardiac arrest, for which anti-inflammatory treatment is indicated. Oral corticosteroid is the mainstay among treatment options; however, adverse effects are a major concern with long-term use. It would be beneficial for providers to predict treatment response and prognosis for proper management strategy of sarcoidosis, though it remains challenging. Fluorine (F)-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography(PET)/computed tomography(CT) has an advantage over anatomical imaging in providing semi-quantitative functional parameters such as standard uptake value (SUV), metabolic volume, and total lesion glycolysis (TLG), which are well-established biomarkers in oncology...
August 18, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822010/vitrification-of-human-immature-oocytes-before-and-after-in-vitro-maturation-a-review
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Mohammad Ali Khalili, Abbas Shahedi, Sareh Ashourzadeh, Stefania Annarita Nottola, Guido Macchiarelli, Maria Grazia Palmerini
The use of immature oocytes subjected to in vitro maturation (IVM) opens interesting perspectives for fertility preservation where ovarian reserves are damaged by pathologies or therapies, as in PCO/PCOS and cancer patients. Human oocyte cryopreservation may offer some advantages compared to embryo freezing, such as fertility preservation in women at risk of losing fertility due to oncological treatment or chronic disease, egg donation and postponing childbirth. It also eliminates religious and/or other ethical, legal, and moral concerns of embryo freezing...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821268/hypo-fractionated-sbrt-for-localized-prostate-cancer-a-german-bi-center-single-treatment-group-feasibility-trial
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Ping Jiang, Katja Krockenberger, Reinhard Vonthein, Jane Tereszczuk, Arne Schreiber, Sebastian Liebau, Stefan Huttenlocher, Detlef Imhoff, Panagiotis Balermpas, Christian Keller, Kathrin Dellas, Rene Baumann, Claus Rödel, Guido Hildebrandt, Klaus-Peter Jünemann, Alex S Merseburger, Alan Katz, Andreas Ziegler, Oliver Blanck, Jürgen Dunst
BACKGROUND: For prostate cancer treatment, treatment options with minimal side effects are desired. External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is non-invasive, standard of care and delivered in either conventional fractionation over 8 weeks or with moderate hypo-fractionation over about 5 weeks. Recent advances in radiotherapy technology have made extreme hypo-fractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) of prostate cancer feasible, which has not yet been introduced as a standard treatment method in Germany...
August 18, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820834/super-thin-scip-flap-for-reconstruction-of-subungual-melanoma-aesthetic-functional-surgery
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Kyeong-Tae Lee, Bo Young Park, Eun-Ji Kim, Jung-Han Kim, Kee-Taek Jang, Sang-Hee Choi, Dong-Youn Lee, Goo-Hyun Mun
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to use a super-thin, free superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator (SCIP) flap in the functional surgery for treating subungual melanoma and to evaluate its outcomes. METHODS: Forty-one patients with primary subungual melanoma of ≤ 2-mm thickness who were treated with functional surgery were prospectively enrolled. Following oncologic resection, a thin SCIP flap was harvested along the trans-superficial fat layer and transferred to the defect with further thinning by primary defatting...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820517/global-oncology-volunteering-making-an-effective-contribution
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Annette Galassi, Rachna Pradhan, Gayatri Palat, Virginia T LeBaron
Elements of a good health system are lacking in most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and in many high-income countries, including the United States. 
A major problem is financing health care. On average, about 50% of healthcare financing in low-income countries comes from out-of-pocket payments, compared to 30% in middle-income countries and 14% in high-income countries.
September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820516/caregiver-reported-health-outcomes-effects-of-providing-reflexology-for-symptom-management-to-women-with-advanced-breast-cancer
#8
Dawn Frambes, Alla Sikorskii, Irena Tesnjak, Gwen Wyatt, Rebecca Lehto, Barbara Given
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of delivering a reflexology intervention on health outcomes of informal caregivers, and to explore whether intervention effects are moderated by caregiver characteristics. 
. DESIGN: Two-group, randomized clinical trial.
. SETTING: Eight oncology clinics in urban and rural regions of Michigan and Illinois.
. SAMPLE: 180 informal caregivers of patients with advanced breast cancer...
September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820508/complementary-medicine-and-the-role-of-oncology-nurses-in-an-acute-care-hospital-the-gap-between-attitudes-and-practice
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Hanna Admi, Yael Eilon-Moshe, Eran Ben-Arye
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe hospital nurses' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding complementary medicine (CM); to compare the knowledge and attitudes of nurse managers to staff nurses with diverse oncology experience; and to assess attitudes toward integrating CM into the role of the hospital oncology nurse. 
. DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional study.
. SETTING: Rambam Health Care Campus in northern Israel.
. SAMPLE: A convenience sample of 434 hospital nurses with varied oncology experience...
September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819458/focused-ultrasound-hyperthermia-mediated-drug-delivery-using-thermosensitive-liposomes-and-visualized-with-in-vivo-two-photon-microscopy
#10
Marc A Santos, David E Goertz, Kullervo Hynynen
The future of nanomedicines in oncology requires leveraging more than just the passive drug accumulation in tumors through the enhanced permeability and retention effect. Promising results combining mild hyperthermia (HT) with lyso-thermosensitive liposomal doxorubicin (LTSL-DOX) has led to improved drug delivery and potent antitumor effects in pre-clinical studies. The ultimate patient benefit from these treatments can only be realized when robust methods of HT can be achieved clinically. One of the most promising methods of non-invasive HT is the use of focused ultrasound (FUS) with MRI thermometry for anatomical targeting and feedback...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818609/multicenter-comparison-of-22c3-pharmdx-agilent-and-sp263-ventana-assays-to-test-pd-l1-expression-for-nsclc-patients-to-be-treated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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Antonio Marchetti, Massimo Barberis, Renato Franco, Graziano De Luca, Maria Vittoria Pace, Stefania Staibano, Marco Volante, Fiamma Buttitta, Elena Guerini-Rocco, Luisella Righi, Tommaso D'antuono, Giorgio V Scagliotti, Carmine Pinto, Gaetano De Rosa, Mauro Papotti
INTRODUCTION: Among the several agents targeting the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) pathway, pembrolizumab is currently the only one approved for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer patients in association with a companion diagnostic assay, the anti-programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) immunohistochemical (IHC) 22C3 PharmDx (Agilent) using the Dako Autostainer. However, the Dako platform is not present in each pathology department and this technical limitation is a major problem for the diffusion of the PD-L1 IHC predictive test for pembrolizumab...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818491/cryotherapy-versus-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treating-prostate-cancer-oncological-and-functional-results
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F Donis Canet, M D Sánchez Gallego, F Arias Fúnez, G Duque Ruíz, I Laso, J Brasero Burgos, J Lorca Álvaro, V Gómez Dos Santos, R Rodríguez Patrón, F J Burgos Revilla
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The increasingly early diagnosis of prostate cancer requires a search for therapeutic alternatives with good oncological results that in turn facilitate a good long-term quality of life. This review analyses 2 minimally invasive therapies for treating localised prostate cancer in terms of oncological and functional results, as well as the complications resulting from the therapies. ACQUISITION OF EVIDENCE: A systematic literature review was conducted of the treatment of localised prostate cancer with 2 ablative techniques as the primary therapy: cryosurgery or cryotherapy and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)...
August 14, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818305/treatment-of-the-ventral-intermediate-nucleus-for-medically-refractory-tremor-a-cost-analysis-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-versus-deep-brain-stimulation
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Shearwood McClelland, Jerry J Jaboin
INTRODUCTION: Medically refractory tremor treatment has evolved over the past half-century from intraoperative thalamotomy to deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the thalamic ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM). Within the past 15years, unilateral radiosurgical VIM thalamotomy has emerged as a comparably efficacious treatment modality. METHODS: An extensive literature search of VIM DBS series was performed; the total cost of VIM DBS was calculated from hospitals geographically representative of the entire United States using current procedural terminology and work relative value unit (RVU) codes...
August 14, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818287/application-of-flexible-endoscopy-based-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-tumour-pathologies-in-otorhinolaryngology
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Carlos Saga, Manuel Olalde, Ekhiñe Larruskain, Leire Álvarez, Xabier Altuna
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Interventional endoscopy allows us to act on the pathology of the patient with minimal discomfort, low costs and high efficiency. We assessed the validity of flexible endoscopic biopsies in our hospital, in lesions suspected of malignancy in the rhino-pharyngo-laryngeal space. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of patients with a pathology suspected of malignancy assessed between 2006-2016 in our centre. We evaluated the effectiveness, the tolerance and the number of complications...
August 14, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818014/cytoreductive-prostatectomy-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Joachim Aidt Becker, Kasper Drimer Berg, Martin Andreas Røder, Klaus Brasso, Peter Iversen
The impact of cytoreductive radical prostatectomy on oncological outcome in patients with prostate cancer and limited number of bone metastases is unclear. Data from cancer registries, multi-institutional databases and a single institutional case-control study indicate a possible benefit of combined cytoreduction and hormonal therapy compared to hormonal therapy alone. However, the results may be biased by a number of factors. The evidence from studies on cytoreductive prostatectomy is reviewed.
August 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817175/drug-development-for-breast-colorectal-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancers-from-1979-to-2014
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Nancy A Nixon, Omar F Khan, Hasiba Imam, Patricia A Tang, Jose Monzon, Haocheng Li, Gavin Sun, Doreen Ezeife, Sunil Parimi, Scot Dowden, Vincent C Tam
BACKGROUND: Understanding the drug development pathway is critical for streamlining the development of effective cancer treatments. The objective of the current study was to delineate the drug development timeline and attrition rate of different drug classes for common cancer disease sites. METHODS: Drugs entering clinical trials for breast, colorectal, and non-small cell lung cancer were identified using a pharmaceutical business intelligence database. Data regarding drug characteristics, clinical trials, and approval dates were obtained from the database, clinical trial registries, PubMed, and regulatory Web sites...
August 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816978/prognostic-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-parameters-in-patients-with-pancreatic-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Dongyong Zhu, Lisha Wang, Hanfei Zhang, Jie Chen, Yanfang Wang, Sama Byanju, Meiyan Liao
BACKGROUND: The identification of pancreatic carcinoma (PC) patients with poor prognosis is a priority in clinical oncology because of their high 5-year mortality. However, the prognostic value of pretreatment F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG)- positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) parameters in PC patients is controversial and no consensus exists as to its predictive capability. This meta-analysis was performed to comprehensively explore the prognostic significance of F-FDG-PET/CT parameters in patients with pancreatic carcinoma...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816168/domestic-job-shortage-or-job-maldistribution-a%C3%A2-geographic-analysis-of-the-current-radiation%C3%A2-oncology-job-market
#18
Mudit Chowdhary, Arpit M Chhabra, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Jaymin Jhaveri, Neilayan Sen, Pretesh R Patel, Walter J Curran, Ross A Abrams, Kirtesh R Patel, Gaurav Marwaha
PURPOSE: To examine whether permanent radiation oncologist (RO) employment opportunities vary based on geography. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A database of full-time RO jobs was created by use of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Career Center website posts between March 28, 2016, and March 31, 2017. Jobs were first classified by region based on US Census Bureau data. Jobs were further categorized as academic or nonacademic depending on the employer. The prevalence of job openings per 10 million population was calculated to account for regional population differences...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816139/total-mesorectal-excision-versus-local-excision-after-favorable-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-early-clinical-t3-rectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-analysis
#19
Young Seob Shin, Chang Sik Yu, Jin-Hong Park, Jin Cheon Kim, Seok-Byung Lim, In Ja Park, Tae Won Kim, Yong Sang Hong, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Sang Min Yoon, Ji Hyeon Joo, Jong Hoon Kim
PURPOSE: To compare oncological outcomes of total mesorectal excision (TME) and local excision (LE) in patients with "early" clinical T3 rectal cancer who received preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: "Early" clinical T3 rectal cancer was radiologically defined as tumors with extramural extension of <5 mm without mesorectal fascia involvement and lateral lymph node metastasis. Patients with "early" clinical T3 rectal cancer who received PCRT followed by TME or LE between January 2007 and December 2013 were retrospectively analyzed...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815646/a-novel-endpoint-for-the-assessment-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-rodents-biomechanical-properties-of-peripheral-nerve
#20
Chang-Ning Liu, Edwin Berryman, David Zakur, Ahmed M Shoieb, Ingrid D Pardo, Magalie Boucher, Chris J Somps, Chedo M Bagi, Jon C Cook
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CiPN) is a frequent adverse effect in patients and a leading safety consideration in oncology drug development. Although behavioral assessment and microscopic examination of the nerves and dorsal root ganglia can be incorporated into toxicity studies to assess CiPN risk, more sensitive and less labor-intensive endpoints are often lacking. In this study, rats and mice administered vincristine (75 μg kg(-1)  day(-1) , i.p., for 10 days in rats and 100 μg kg(-1)  day(-1) , i...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
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