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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550628/giovanni-verga-1879-1923-author-of-a-pioneering-treatise-on-pituitary-surgery-the-foundations-of-this-new-field-in-europe-in-the-early-1900s
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José M Pascual, Lorenzo Mongardi, Ruth Prieto, Inés Castro-Dufourny, María Rosdolsky, Sewan Strauss, Rodrigo Carrasco, Eduard Winter, Paolo Mazzarello
The field of pituitary surgery was born in the first decade of the twentieth century in Europe, and it evolved rapidly with the development of numerous innovative surgical techniques by some of the founding fathers of neurosurgery. This study investigates the pioneering Italian treatise on pituitary surgery, La Patologia Chirurgica dell'Ipofisi (Surgical Pathology of the Hypophysis), published in 1911 by Giovanni Verga (1879-1923), a surgeon from Pavía and one of Golgi's disciples. This little-known monograph compiles the earliest experience on pituitary surgery through the analysis of the first 50 procedures performed between 1903 and 1911...
May 27, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547562/major-amputations-for-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Henry G Smith, Joseph M Thomas, Myles J F Smith, Andrew J Hayes, Dirk C Strauss
INTRODUCTION: With modern techniques facilitating limb conservation, amputation for extremity soft-tissue sarcoma (ESTS) is now rare. We sought to determine the indications and outcomes following major amputation for ESTS and whether amputation is prognostic of oncological outcomes in primary disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing major amputations for ESTS from 2004 to 2014 were identified from electronic patient records. RESULTS: The amputation rate in primary localized disease was 4...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545958/efficacy-of-postoperative-radiation-treatment-for-bone-metastases-in-the-extremities
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Leah Drost, Vithusha Ganesh, Bo Angela Wan, Srinivas Raman, Stephanie Chan, Monique Christakis, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Michael Ford, Joel Finkelstein, Albert Yee, Angela Turner, Henry Lam, Edward Chow
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Impending or pathological fractures due to bone metastases may require surgical fixation. Postoperative radiation is often recommended to reduce local progression and prevent prosthesis displacement, hence reducing the need for second surgery. The objectives of this study were to investigate the need for second surgery, and to report on rates of re-irradiation, tumor progression and prosthesis displacement following postoperative radiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from 65 patients who received postoperative radiation to 74 sites in the extremities in a palliative radiation clinic between January 2009 and January 2017...
May 22, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540833/registries-on-peritoneal-surface-malignancies-through-out-the-world-their-use-and-their-options
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Victor J Verwaal, Beate Rau, Faek Jamali, François Noël Gilly, Heikki Takala, Ignace de Hingh, Ingvar Syk, Jorg Pelz, Jurgen Mulsow, Kurt van der Speeten, Shigeki Kusamura, Lene Iversen, Faheez Mohamed, Olivier Glehen, Rami Younan, Roman Yarema, Santiago Gonzalez-Moreno, Sarah O'Dwyer, Yukata Yonemura, Paul Sugarbaker
The treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies ranges from palliative care to full cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy HIPEC. Ongoing monitoring of patient recruitment and volume is usually carried out through dedicated registries. With multiple registries available worldwide, we sought to investigate the nature, extent and value of existing worldwide CRS and HIPEC registries. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent out to all known major treatment centres...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536337/-outcomes-after-gastrojejunostomy-for-unresectable-gastric-cancer-including-two-cases-of-conversion-surgery-a-retrospective-study
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Satoru Homma, Kai Takaya, Eiji Hashizume
BACKGROUND: Gastrojejunostomy as palliative surgery has been thought to contribute towards resumption of food intake and improvement of the patient's quality of life. This study aimed to examine the effect of gastrojejunostomy for unresectable gastric cancer on mortality and postoperative course. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the records of 34 patients who underwent gastrojejunostomy for unresectable gastric cancer in our hospital from April 2008 to November 2015...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536208/radiation-associated-peritoneal-angiosarcoma
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Chin Jin Seo, Sze Min Lek, Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Melissa Teo
Angiosarcomas account for only 1-2% of all soft tissue sarcomas, with the most common site of origin being in the head and neck region. Peritoneal angiosarcoma is an extremely rare tumour and few cases have been reported previously. Presentation of peritoneal angiosarcoma can be very variable, hence making diagnosis difficult. Herein, we review the current literature and describe a rare case of a patient who presented with haemorrhagic ascites, 17 years after radiotherapy for endometrial carcinoma and was subsequently diagnosed with peritoneal angiosarcoma...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533876/-surgical-treatment-of-spinal-bone-metastases
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REVIEW
Abderrazzak El Saqui, Mohamed Aggouri, Mohamed Benzagmout, Khalid Chakour, Mohamed El Faiz Chaoui
Surgery for metastatic tumor is usually a palliative surgery, especially for spinal metastases, due to their anatomical localization. Surgical procedure should be accurately established to have simple outcomes and to start adjuvant treatment as soon as clinically possible. Therapeutic strategy should proceed after multidisciplinary consultation meeting (RCP). The main risk of spinal bone metastases is neurological, hence this surgery should be most commonly preventive. Its main objective is to improve patient's quality of life...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532389/the-use-of-macitentan-in-fontan-circulation-a-case-report
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Polyvios Demetriades, Amir Aziz, Robin Condliffe, Sarah E Bowater, Paul F Clift
BACKGROUND: The Fontan circulation, a result of a palliative procedure in patients with single systemic ventricles, is defined by chronically elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. When traditional heart failure therapies fail, pharmacological agents that reduce pulmonary artery pressures may be used. These include endothelial-receptor antagonists, prostanoids and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. We report the first use of macitentan, an endothelin-receptor antagonist, in a patient with a Fontan circulation...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529624/anal-adenocarcinoma-requires-prophylactic-inguinal-nodal-treatment-results-from-a-single-chinese-institution
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Zhen Su, Zhan-Wen Guo, Yan-Ping Mao, Jie Tang, Xiao-Wen Lan, Fang-Yun Xie, Qun Li
BACKGROUND: Literature pertaining to prophylactic inguinal nodal treatment for anal adenocarcinoma in China is scarce. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed 126 patients from 1965 to 2015. Among these, 67 patients received surgery only, 18 patients received chemoradiotherapy only, 27 patients received a combination of both, and the remaining 14 patients received palliative treatment. RESULTS: The median follow up period was 30 months...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521020/mid-term-outcomes-in-unbalanced-complete-atrioventricular-septal-defect-role-of-biventricular-conversion-from-single-ventricle-palliation%C3%A2
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Meena Nathan, Sitaram Emani, Rinske IJsselhof, Hua Liu, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Pedro Del Nido
OBJECTIVES: Management strategy for unbalanced complete atrioventricular septal defects (CASVSDs) includes single-ventricle (SV) palliation and primary or staged biventricular (BiV) repair. More recently, BiV conversion (BiVC) from SV palliation and staged BiV recruitment (BiVR) have also been advocated. This study assesses mid-term outcomes in patients with unbalanced CASVSDs according to management strategy. METHODS: Consecutive patients with unbalanced CASVSDs who underwent surgery at a tertiary care centre from January 2000 to February 2016 with institutional review board approval...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520542/hybrid-palliation-for-interrupted-aortic-arch-with-small-aortic-valve
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Yoshimasa Uno, Ayumu Masuoka, Kentarou Hotoda, Toshiyuki Katogi, Takaaki Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: Open heart surgery for interrupted aortic arch in the neonatal period is still a high-risk procedure related in part to patient factors such as low birth weight, other morphologic anomalies, and, especially, small aortic valve size. Recently, we performed hybrid palliation with bilateral pulmonary artery banding and ductal stenting as the first-stage palliation for such cases. In this study, the outcomes of this procedure were examined. METHODS: Six cases of interrupted aortic arch with a small aortic valve underwent the hybrid procedure in the neonatal period in our institute from 2010 to 2015 (mean age: 6...
May 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516435/management-considerations-in-cancer-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Richard J Zogala, Kristina Goutsouliak, Maria E Suarez-Almazor
Rheumatoid arthritis is a common inflammatory disease that requires treatment with immunosuppressants to control symptoms and avoid joint destruction. Managing cancer in patients with concomitant rheumatoid arthritis poses special challenges that require close coordination of care between oncologists and rheumatologists. Potential clinical issues needing special consideration include: 1) perioperative management in patients undergoing cancer surgery, which often requires discontinuation of antirrheumatic therapy; 2) use of immunosuppressant therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, especially biologic agents that inhibit cytokine and immune pathways, which conceivably could affect immune-mediated antitumor responses (the issues are different in patients with active cancer vs those with a past history of cancer and no recurrences); 3) management in the palliative care setting; and 4) use of cancer immunotherapy, such as checkpoint inhibitor agents, in patients with pre-existing rheumatoid arthritis...
May 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516291/downstaging-in-stage-iv-pancreatic-cancer-a-new-population-eligible-for-surgery
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Isabella Frigerio, Paolo Regi, Alessandro Giardino, Filippo Scopelliti, Roberto Girelli, Claudio Bassi, Stefano Gobbo, Paolo Tinazzi Martini, Paola Capelli, Mirko D'Onofrio, Giuseppe Malleo, Laura Maggino, Elena Viviani, Giovanni Butturini
BACKGROUND: Recent papers consider surgery as an option for synchronous liver oligometastatic patients [metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (mPDAC)]. In this study, we present our series of resected mPDACs after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (nCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients resected after downstaging of mPDAC were included in this study. Downstaging criteria were disappearance of liver metastasis and a decrease in cancer antigen (CA) 19-9. The type and duration of nCT, last nCT surgery interval, histology, morbidity, and mortality were recorded, and overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were analyzed...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516202/-plastic-reconstruction-of-radiation-injuries
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P M Vogt, T R Mett, C Henkenberens, C Radtke, R Ipaktchi
In addition to surgical and drug therapy, radiotherapy (or radiation therapy) is one of the three mainstays of modern oncological therapy regimes. It uses ionizing radiation to control tumors by damaging the DNA of cancerous tissue leading to cellular death. Although advances have been made in recent years resulting in a reduced dosage to the surrounding tissues, radiation injuries and tissue-related side effects cannot be completely avoided. Knowledge of the pathophysiology, treatment modalities and interdisciplinary treatment approaches are essential for effective therapy whilst limiting side effects...
May 17, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506309/social-isolation-and-cancer-management-advanced-rectal-cancer-with-patient-delay-following-the-2011-triple-disaster-in-fukushima-japan-a-case-report
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Akihiko Ozaki, Claire Leppold, Toyoaki Sawano, Masaharu Tsubokura, Manabu Tsukada, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Masahiro Kami, Hiromichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effects of social isolation in the elderly on their process of gaining health information and seeking health care. CASE PRESENTATION: In March 2011, Fukushima, Japan experienced an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, also known as Japan's triple disaster. In June 2016, an 80-year-old Japanese man, who lived alone after divorce at the age of 42, presented to our hospital with bloody stools and dizziness. Although his bloody stools initially occurred in May 2015, a year earlier, he did not pursue the possibility of malignancy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501253/resection-of-the-primary-tumor-in-stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-when-is-it-necessary
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REVIEW
Leandro Feo, Michael Polcino, Garrett M Nash
Management of metastatic colorectal cancer requires accurate staging and multidisciplinary evaluation, leading to a consensus treatment plan with the ultimate goal of increasing survival and improving the quality of life, while taking into consideration the patient's performance status, disease burden, and goals of care. Since the introduction of multidrug chemotherapeutic regimens, survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer has improved. Many patients with unresectable disease are undergoing surgery for asymptomatic primary tumors despite evidence that it is usually a futile intervention...
June 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501134/factors-associated-with-palliative-care-use-in-patients-undergoing-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
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Rachel S Morris, Faiz Gani, Abdulrahman Y Hammad, Wendy Peltier, T Clark Gamblin, Kiran K Turaga, Fabian M Johnston
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal carcinomatosis represents widespread metastatic disease throughout the abdomen and/or pelvis. Cytoreductive surgery/hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) improves the overall survival compared to standard therapy alone. The role palliative care (PC) plays however, remains poorly studied among these patients. METHODS: Patients who had previously undergone HIPEC and who underwent an inpatient admission from 7/1/2013 to 6/30/2014 were identified to determine which patients were referred for inpatient or outpatient palliative consultation...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497194/treatment-and-outcomes-of-recurrent-hepatocellular-carcinomas
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Gaëtan-Romain Joliat, Pierre Allemann, Ismail Labgaa, Nicolas Demartines, Nermin Halkic
PURPOSE: Surgery is one of the best options for curative treatment of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC). Recurrences are nevertheless common (45-75%). This study aimed to compare overall survival (OS) of patients with recurrent HCC after primary resection to OS of patients without recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective review of all HCC patients operated between 1993 and 2015 was performed. Median and 5-year OS were calculated. RESULTS: This study included 147 HCC patients...
May 11, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496008/negative-lymph-node-count-is-a-significant-prognostic-factor-in-patient-with-stage-iv-gastric-cancer-after-palliative-gastrectomy
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Changhua Zhuo, Mingang Ying, Ruirong Lin, Xianyi Wu, Shen Guan, Chunkang Yang
Negative lymph node (NLN) count has been validated as a protective predictor in various cancers after radical resection. However, the prognostic value of NLN count in the setting of stage IV gastric cancer patients who have received palliative resection has not been investigated. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER)-registered gastric cancer patients were used for analysis in this study. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and multivariate Cox proportional hazards model were used to assess the risk factors for patients' survivals...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495482/-recurrence-of-a-glassy-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vagina-an-exceptional-situation
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Y Yahiaoui, A Gabsi, R Doghri, M Ayadi, K Mrad, A Mezlini
Glassy cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm that occurs most frequently in the uterine cervix. We describe the second reported case of glassy cell carcinoma arising in the vagina. We present a case of a 24-year-old woman with a history of post-coïtal bleeding associated with menometrorrhagia. Different explorations have concluded in a glassy cell carcinoma arising in the vagina, with clinical staging III according to the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The patient received three cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy with a good response...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
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