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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775603/genetic-and-extracardiac-anomalies-are-associated-with-inferior-single-ventricle-palliation-outcomes
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Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Courtney McCracken, Matthew Oster, Subhadra Shashidharan, Kirk Kanter
BACKGROUND: We aim to examine the effect of genetic syndromes and extracardiac anomalies (GS/EC) on single ventricle (SV) palliation with focus on hospital death, interstage mortality, and progression towards subsequent palliation stages. METHODS: 530 neonates with SV underwent first-stage palliation: Norwood (n=284,53%), shunt (n=173,33%), band (n=73,14%). Outcomes were compared between those with GS/EC (n=121,23%) and without GS/EC (n=409,77%). Regression analyses were adjusted for other risk factors (age, gender, prematurity, weight, SV anomaly, first-stage palliation surgery)...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774937/-application-of-robotic-surgery-to-treat-carcinoma-in-the-remnant-stomach
#2
Feng Qian, Jiajia Liu, Junyan Liu, Junyan Fan, Yongliang Zhao, Yan Shi, Yingxue Hao, Peiwu Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the surgical techniques and feasibility of robotic surgery for carcinoma in the remnant stomach(CRS). METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 20 CRS patients undergoing robotic surgery at the Minimally Invasive Center for Gastrointestinal Surgery, Army Medical University Southwest Hospital from November 2012 to October 2017 were retrospectively collected. The surgical methods, procedures, main difficulties, and key techniques were analyzed, and the clinical efficacy was evaluated...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774935/-clinicopathological-characteristics-and-prognosis-analysis-of-217-patients-with-carcinoma-in-the-remnant-stomach
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Xiaodong Liu, Zhaojian Niu, Dong Chen, Dongsheng Wang, Liang Lyu, Haitao Jiang, Jian Zhang, Yu Li, Shougen Cao, Yanbing Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinicopathological features and prognostic factors of carcinoma in the remnant stomach (CRS). METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 217 consecutive CRS patients from January 2000 to March 2017 at Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University were retrospectively analyzed. CRS was defined as the primary cancer arising from the remnant stomach following gastrectomy, regardless of the initial disease or operation, and at no special time interval...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774931/-comparison-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-analysis-between-gastric-stump-cancer-and-recurrence-of-gastric-cancer-after-radical-gastrectomy
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Hongqing Xi, Jiyang Li, Shaoqing Li, Zhi Qiao, Bo Wei, Lin Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the clinicopathological characteristics of gastric stump cancer(GSC) and the recurrent of gastric cancer (RGC) following radical gastrectomy, and to evaluate survival prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on clinicopathological and survival data of patients with GSC (n=31) and with RGC (n=105) following radical gastrectomy at the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital between January 1992 and August 2017...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770299/regenerative-medicine-therapy-for-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Chetan Ambastha, Gregory J Bittle, David Morales, Nathaniel Parchment, Progyaparamita Saha, Rachana Mishra, Sudhish Sharma, Alexander Vasilenko, Muthukumar Gunasekaran, Manal T Al-Suqi, Deqiang Li, Peixin Yang, Sunjay Kaushal
One of the most complex forms of congenital heart disease (CHD) involving single ventricle physiology is hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), characterized by underdevelopment of the left ventricle (LV), mitral and aortic valves, and narrowing of the ascending aorta. The underdeveloped LV is incapable of providing long-term systemic flow, and if left untreated, the condition is fatal. Current treatment for this condition consists of three consecutive staged palliative operations: the first is conducted within the first few weeks of birth, the second between 4 to 6 months, and the third and final surgery within the first 4 years...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764470/joint-preserving-palliative-surgery-using-self-locking-screws-of-intramedullary-nail-and-percutaneous-cementoplasty-for-proximal-humeral-metastasis-in-the-advanced-cancer-patients
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Jong Woong Park, Yong-Il Kim, Hyun Guy Kang, June Hyuk Kim, Han Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: We introduced a palliative joint-preserving surgery using proximal self-locking screws of intramedullary (IM) nail and percutaneous cementoplasty (PC) in patients with proximal humeral metastases, including the head and neck, and evaluated the outcome of the surgical method. METHODS: Twenty-three patients (mean age = 63.0 ± 11.8 years, M:F = 14:9) had IM nailing with a self-locking screw system and PC for the treatment of humeral head and neck metastases...
May 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764185/management-of-metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-among-veterans-health-administration-radiation-oncologists
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Ruchika Gutt, Sheeta Malhotra, Shruti Jolly, Drew Moghanaki, Alice V Cheuk, Helen Fosmire, Maria Kelly, Lori Hoffman-Hogg, Stephen Lutz, Mitchell Anscher, George Dawson
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) improves functional outcomes in patients with metastatic disease. This survey study evaluated management of MSCC by Veterans Health Administration (VHA) radiation oncologists (ROs), to determine whether management of MSCC correlates with American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines, and to compare times to initiation of treatment between surgery and radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: Surveys emailed to 79 VHA ROs included questions on steroid use, surgical care, palliative care, fractionation of irradiation, re-irradiation, and management of common MSCC case scenarios...
April 2018: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756633/immunotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-scientific-rationale-current-treatment-options-and-future-directions
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Uta Rothschild, Laurent Muller, Axel Lechner, Hans A Schlösser, Dirk Beutner, Heinz Läubli, Alfred Zippelius, Sacha I Rothschild
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a frequent tumour arising from multiple anatomical subsites in the head and neck region. The treatment for early-stage disease is generally single modality, either surgery or radiotherapy. The treatment for locally advanced tumours is multimodal. For recurrent/metastatic HNSCC palliative chemotherapy is standard of care. The prognosis is limited and novel treatment approaches are urgently needed. HNSCC evades immune responses through multiple resistance mechanisms...
May 14, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756612/cancer-of-the-head-and-neck-a-set-of-indicators-based-on-register-and-administrative-data
#9
A Andreano, M Ansarin, D Alterio, R Bruschini, M G Valsecchi, A G Russo
Head and neck (H&N) tumours are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with 5-year relative survival ranging from about 25% for the hypopharynx to 60% for the larynx in Europe. To improve survival rates, along with therapeutic improvements, it is important to standardise and optimise care received by patients with H&N tumours across different healthcare providers. To reach this goal, it is necessary to evaluate adherence to standards of received care at a population level. Published guidelines can serve as the basis to develop indicators, which can be computed from administrative health databases, measuring the adherence to specific recommendations at the individual level in unselected H&N cancer patients, identified from a population cancer register...
February 2018: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756367/oral-cancer-involving-masticator-space-t4b-review-of-literature-and-future-directions
#10
REVIEW
Nirav P Trivedi
The oral cancer with masticator-space involvement is classified as T4b disease. The limited data suggest that the masticator space is a complex anatomic area and tumors with varying degrees of infiltration may have different oncologic outcomes. It is not advisable to group all T4b tumors as one and consider them for palliative-intent treatment. A group of patients with limited spread (infra-notch) has potential for good outcome. These cancers can be considered for downstaging to T4a classification based on best available data and clinical considerations...
May 13, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756161/risk-factors-for-failure-of-systemic-to-pulmonary-artery-shunts-in-biventricular-circulation
#11
Keti Vitanova, Cornelius Leopold, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Cordula Wolf, Elisabeth Beran, Rüdiger Lange, Julie Cleuziou
Systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt placement is an established palliative procedure for congenital heart disease, but it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Data of all patients with biventricular circulation who underwent systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt implantation between 2000 and 2016 were reviewed. Endpoints of the study were shunt failure and shunt-related mortality. Shunt failure was defined as any shunt dysfunction requiring intervention or reoperation. Shunt-related mortality was defined as death due to shunt dysfunction...
May 14, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756119/customization-of-therapy-for-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-patients
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Dilsa Mizrak Kaya, Kazuto Harada, Fatemeh G Amlashi, Maria Vasilakopoulou, Jaffer A Ajani
Gastroesophageal adenocarcinomas (GEACs) remain a global health problem. These are most often diagnosed at advanced stage and the estimated 5-year relative survival rate is about 5%. Although cure is not possible for patients with advanced GEAC, systemic therapy (chemotherapy or biochemotherapy) can palliate symptoms, improve survival and provide a better quality of life. One of the most promising options for some patients with advanced stage GEAC is immunotherapy, which can result in durable responses. Numerous phase III trials evaluating targeted therapies in different lines are ongoing and it is hoped that better biomarkers will emerge to identify patients who can benefit from targeted agents and immunotherapy in the future...
March 2018: Chronic Diseases and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756013/colonic-stent-versus-emergency-surgery-as-treatment-of-malignant-colonic-obstruction-in-the-palliative-setting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Igor Braga Ribeiro, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Bruno da Costa Martins, Diogo Touriani Hourneau de Moura, Elisa Ryoka Baba, Iatagan Rocha Josino, Nelson Tomio Miyahima, Martin Andrés Coronel Cordero, Thiago Arantes de Carvalho Visconti, Edson Ide, Paulo Sakai, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneau de Moura
Background and study aims : Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignancy and the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Malignant colonic obstruction (MCO) due to CRC occurs in 8 % to 29 % of patients.The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs comparing colonic SEMS versus emergency surgery (ES) for MCO in palliative patients. This was the first systematic review that included only randomized controlled trials in the palliative setting...
May 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755763/prognostic-factors-and-hazard-ratios-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-over-80-years-of-age-a-retrospective-20-year-single-institution-review
#14
Saira Shervani, Gary Lu, Kristen Sager, Takeshi Wajima, Lucas Wong
Background: An aging population and a high incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients over the age of 80 make it important to understand survival times, hazard ratios and prognostic factors in this group. A better understanding of these factors will help clinicians determine appropriate therapeutic strategies for such patients, including when more aggressive treatment strategies may be preferred to palliative treatment. Methods: A retrospective analysis of 619 CRC patients of ≥80 years of age from 1991-2010 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas...
April 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754124/predictors-of-postoperative-rehabilitation-therapy-following-congenital-heart-surgery
#15
Ana Ubeda Tikkanen, Meena Nathan, Lynn A Sleeper, Marisa Flavin, Ana Lewis, Donna Nimec, John E Mayer, Pedro Del Nido
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital heart disease are at risk of motor, cognitive, speech, and feeding difficulties after cardiac surgery. Rehabilitation therapy could improve functional outcomes in this population if applied in the acute postcardiac surgical in-hospital stay. However, information on the types of acute postcardiac surgery therapy needs in children is scarce. Our goal was to describe rehabilitation therapy following congenital heart surgery and pre/intraoperative factors associated with need for therapy...
May 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745096/cytoreduction-and-hipec-for-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-of-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Antonios-Apostolos Tentes, Nicolaos Pallas, Christina Karamveri, Dimitrios Kyziridis, Christos Hristakis
PURPOSE: Peritoneal carcinomatosis of pancreatic cancer is generally considered for palliative treatment. The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in patients with pancreatic cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis. METHODS: Patients with documented resectable peritoneal carcinomatosis of pancreatic cancer underwent cytoreductive surgery in combination with HIPEC from 2008-2016 by the same surgical team...
March 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744231/recurrent-pneumonia-due-to-fibrosing-mediastinitis-in-a-teenage-girl-a-case-report-with-long-term-follow-up
#17
Avigdor Hevroni, Chaim Springer, Oren Wasser, Avraham Avital, Benjamin Z Koplewitz
A teenage girl was evaluated for recurrent right pneumonia. The evaluation revealed a calcified mediastinal mass that compressed the right intermediate and middle lobar bronchi, as well as the right pulmonary artery and veins. The clinical picture together with imaging studies and borderline positive serology testing suggested a diagnosis of fibrosing mediastinitis associated with histoplasmosis. This rare condition is characterized by the local proliferation of invasive fibrous tissue within the mediastinum due to a hyperimmune reaction to Histoplasma capsulatum ...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743022/predictors-of-major-complications-after-elective-abdominal-surgery-in-cancer-patients
#18
Claudia M Simões, Maria J C Carmona, Ludhmila A Hajjar, Jean-Louis Vincent, Giovanni Landoni, Alessandro Belletti, Joaquim E Vieira, Juliano P de Almeida, Elisangela P de Almeida, Ulysses Ribeiro, Ana L Kauling, Celso Tutyia, Lie Tamaoki, Julia T Fukushima, José O C Auler
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing abdominal surgery for solid tumours frequently develop major postoperative complications, which negatively affect quality of life, costs of care and survival. Few studies have identified the determinants of perioperative complications in this group. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study including all patients (age > 18) undergoing abdominal surgery for cancer at a single institution between June 2011 and August 2013...
May 9, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740201/endoscopic-management-of-crohn-s-strictures
#19
REVIEW
Talat Bessissow, Jason Reinglas, Achuthan Aruljothy, Peter L Lakatos, Gert Van Assche
Symptomatic intestinal strictures develop in more than one third of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) within 10 years of disease onset. Strictures can be inflammatory, fibrotic or mixed and result in a significant decline in quality of life, frequently requiring surgery for palliation of symptoms. Patients under the age of 40 with perianal disease are more likely to suffer from disabling ileocolonic disease thus may have a greater risk for fibrostenotic strictures. Treatment options for fibrostenotic strictures are limited to endoscopic and surgical therapy...
May 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736358/brachy-ing-unresectable-endometrial-cancers-with-magnetic-resonance-guidance
#20
Jessica L Conway, Jelena Lukovic, Stephane Laframboise, Sarah E Ferguson, Kathy Han
The standard treatment for endometrial cancer is upfront surgery. However, surgical resection is challenging in locally advanced cases extending to the vagina, bladder, bowel, rectum, or parametria. Historically, these cases were managed palliatively due to the inability to escalate radiation dose safely and accurately, and there is a paucity of literature supporting definitive radiation for these patients. Technological advances in brachytherapy, including magnetic resonance guidance (MR-guidance) and interstitial techniques, have improved target precision and dose escalation without additional toxicity to permit curative management...
March 5, 2018: Curēus
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