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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158997/presentation-and-treatments-for-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii-mps-ii-hunter-syndrome
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Molly Stapleton, Francyne Kubaski, Robert W Mason, Hiromasa Yabe, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Kenji E Orii, Tadao Orii, Shunji Tomatsu
Introduction: Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II; Hunter syndrome) is an X- linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency of iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS). IDS deficiency leads to primary accumulation of dermatan sulfate (DS) and heparan sulfate (HS). MPS II is both multi-systemic and progressive. Phenotypes are classified as either attenuated or severe (based on absence or presence of central nervous system impairment, respectively). Areas covered: Current treatments available are intravenous enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), anti-inflammatory treatment, and palliative care with symptomatic surgeries...
2017: Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151292/-the-treatment-and-prognosis-of-peripheral-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor
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B Lan, L Wang, B H Xu, J Huang
Objective: To evaluate the treatment and prognosis of peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (pPNET). Methods: From March 2006 to April 2015, 47 patients with pPNET who had undergone chemotherapy in our hospital were enrolled. The clinical data and survival information of these patients were collected and interpreted retrospectively to analyze the effect of each treatment on the survival of patients. Results: The median overall survival (OS) for whole group was 23.5 months, and 5-year survival rate was 33...
November 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150634/incomplete-resection-and-linitis-plastica-are-factors-for-poor-survival-after-extended-multiorgan-resection-in-gastric-cancer-patients
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Hua Xiao, Min Ma, Yanping Xiao, Yongzhong Ouyang, Ming Tang, Kunyan Zhou, Yuan Hong, Bo Tang, Chaohui Zuo
The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the morbidity, mortality, and survival rates of extended multiorgan resection (EMR) for locally advanced gastric cancer patients compared to gastrectomy alone and a palliative operation. 893 locally advanced gastric cancer patients without distant metastasis had surgery including gastrectomy alone (GA group, n = 798), EMR resection (EMR group, n = 75), and palliative operation (palliative gastrectomy or gastrojejunostomy (PO group, n = 20)). Postoperative mortality and complication rates in the EMR group were significantly higher than in the GA group (2...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150038/thoracic-surgery-considerations-in-the-mentally-ill-or-handicapped-patient
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Anthony B Mozer, James E Speicher, Carlos J Anciano
Increasing prevalence of mentally ill and handicapped populations requiring surgical thoracic interventions has brought to light their worse associated morbidity and mortality. Baseline functional status, caretaker environment, and mental limitations in day to day life have an impact in the short and long term from these interventions. Aggressive perioperative care, multispecialty approach, technical aspects, palliative procedures, and ethical considerations all play a part in improving outcomes. In this article real cases are presented illustrating points of care and situations for discussion...
February 2018: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143898/the-multidisciplinary-approach-to-localized-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Hiral D Parekh, Jason Starr, Thomas J George
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma 2030 (PCa) is predicted to be the second leading cause of cancer death in USA by 2030. To date, attempts at early detection have been unsuccessful. Therapies for resectable PCa include surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy. Unfortunately, most patients with PCa present with advanced disease and thus only 20% of patients are potentially resectable upon presentation. Improved surgical techniques along with adjuvant combination chemotherapy have improved outcomes for patients with resectable disease...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142161/treatment-and-outcomes-of-carcinoma-of-the-external-and-middle-ear-the-validity-of-en-bloc-resection-for-advanced-tumor
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Takuma Matoba, Nobuhiro Hanai, Hidenori Suzuki, Daisuke Nishikawa, Eiji Tachibana, Takeshi Okada, Shingo Murakami, Yasuhisa Hasegawa
Carcinoma of the external and middle ear is a very rare disease. Despite the various treatment modalities available, its prognosis is still poor. We aimed to analyze the treatment modalities, outcomes, and validity of surgical approaches, especially in advanced tumors in the ear. Twenty-five patients with carcinoma of the external and middle ear were retrospectively analyzed. The modified Pittsburgh staging system was used for staging of the patients. Overall and disease-free survival was estimated using of Kaplan-Meier method...
November 15, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132061/synchronous-peritoneal-metastases-of-small-bowel-adenocarcinoma-insights-into-an-underexposed-clinical-phenomenon
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Laura M Legué, Geert A Simkens, Geert-Jan M Creemers, Valery E P P Lemmens, Ignace H J T de Hingh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this population-based study was to provide insight into the incidence, risk factors and treatment-related survival of patients with peritoneal metastases (PM) of small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA). METHODS: Data from the Netherlands Cancer Registry were used. All patients diagnosed with SBA between 2005 and 2014 were included. The influence of patient and tumour characteristics on the odds of developing PM was analysed. Subsequently, for all further analyses, patients without synchronous PM of SBA were excluded...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130008/a-rare-association-of-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-with-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Kavita Agrawal, Flores Alfonso
An 80-year-old male presented with dyspnea on exertion for at least two months. He also complained of progressive dysphagia and weight loss of 35 pounds over the last eight months. Initial blood tests showed hemoglobin of 6.1 g/dl, reticulocytes count of 19.7%, total bilirubin of 3.2 mg/dl, lactate dehydrogenase of 600 U/L, and haptoglobin of less than 8 mg/dl, and direct Coombs test was positive for warm immunoglobulin G. The impression was autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). The evaluation of dysphagia with esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a single irregular 4 cm malignant appearing ulcerated mass at the incisura angularis of the stomach...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126829/palliative-care-in-diffuse-interstitial-lund-disease-results-of-a-spanish-survey
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Silvia Barril, Ana Alonso, José Antonio Rodríguez-Portal, Margarita Viladot, Jordi Giner, Francisco Aparicio, Ana Romero-Ortiz, Orlando Acosta, Diego Castillo
INTRODUCTION: Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) and, in particular, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, may have a significant impact on patient survival. Recent studies highlight the need for palliative care (PC) in the management of ILD patients. The aim of this study was to determine the current situation of PC in patients in Spain. METHODS: A 36-question survey addressing the main aspects of PC in ILD patients was designed. The survey was sent via email to all members of the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery...
November 7, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124558/development-of-a-simple-device-enabling-percutaneous-flow-regulation-for-a-small-vascular-graft-for-a-blalock-taussig-shunt-capable-of-flow-regulation-complete-translation-of-a-review-article-originally-published-in-pediatric-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
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Yoshikazu Motohashi, Ryo Shimada, Tomoyasu Sasaki, Takahiro Katsumata, Kazunori Dan, Yasuhiro Tsutsui, Shintaro Nemoto
OBJECTIVES: The Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) operation is a cornerstone as initial palliative surgery for congenital heart disease with severely reduced pulmonary blood flow (PBF). The ideal PBF provided by BTS is crucial for an uneventful postoperative course, since excess PBF results in acute distress of the systemic circulation and insufficient PBF requires another BTS surgery. Therefore, the goal of this study was to develop a simple device to control the shunt graft flow percutaneously using a constrictor balloon connected to a subcutaneous port...
November 9, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124550/gastrectomy-with-extended-lymphadenectomy-a-north-american-perspective
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Alexandre Gosselin-Tardif, Jessica Lie, Ioana Nicolau, Juan Carlos Molina, Jonathan Cools-Lartigue, Liane Feldman, Jonathan Spicer, Carmen Mueller, Lorenzo Ferri
PURPOSE: Despite evidence of oncologic benefits from extended (D2) lymphadenectomy in gastric cancer from many East Asian studies, there is persistent debate over its use in the West, mainly due to perceived high rates of morbidity and mortality. This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of D2 dissection in a high-volume North American center. METHODS: A prospectively entered database of all patients undergoing gastrectomy for cancer at a North American referral center from 2005 to 2016 was reviewed...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124549/benefit-of-surgical-resection-of-the-primary-tumor-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-with-unresected-metastasis
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Sean Maroney, Carlos Chavez de Paz, Mark E Reeves, Carlos Garberoglio, Elizabeth Raskin, Maheswari Senthil, Jukes P Namm, Naveenraj Solomon
PURPOSE: Resection of the primary tumor in patients with unresected metastatic colorectal cancer is controversial, and often performed only for palliation of symptoms. Our goal was to determine if resection of the primary tumor in this patient population is associated with improved survival. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of the National Cancer Data Base from 2004 to 2012. The study population included all patients with synchronous metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma who were treated with systemic chemotherapy...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119450/surgical-treatment-for-adult-congenital-heart-disease-consideration-for-indications-and-procedures
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REVIEW
Kozo Matsuo, Masashi Kabasawa, Soichi Asano, Shigeru Tateno, Yasutaka Kawasoe, Yoshitomo Okajima, Naoki Hayashida, Hirokazu Murayama
The number of the adult patients with congenital heart diseases (ACHD) continues to grow owing to improvement of surgical results and medical management. Corrective surgery for complex CHD does not always mean complete cure. It is not rare that the patients will visit the cardiology institutes because of secondary lesions due to residua or sequela in adults. Some patients with CHD remain unrepairable with different degree of heart failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Association of arrhythmias is common in ACHD patients and sometimes critical...
November 8, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116411/advanced-parkinson-s-or-complex-phase-parkinson-s-disease-re-evaluation-is-needed
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REVIEW
Nataliya Titova, Pablo Martinez-Martin, Elena Katunina, K Ray Chaudhuri
Holistic management of Parkinson's disease, now recognised as a combined motor and nonmotor disorder, remains a key unmet need. Such management needs relatively accurate definition of the various stages of Parkinson's from early untreated to late palliative as each stage calls for personalised therapies. Management also needs to have a robust knowledge of the progression pattern and clinical heterogeneity of the presentation of Parkinson's which may manifest in a motor dominant or nonmotor dominant manner. The "advanced" stages of Parkinson's disease qualify for advanced treatments such as with continuous infusion or stereotactic surgery yet the concept of "advanced Parkinson's disease" (APD) remains controversial in spite of growing knowledge of the natural history of the motor syndrome of PD...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113663/krukenberg-tumors-seed-route-and-soil
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REVIEW
Annamaria Agnes, Alberto Biondi, Riccardo Ricci, Valerio Gallotta, Domenico D'Ugo, Roberto Persiani
The aim of this narrative review was to summarize the current evidence on Krukenberg tumors (KTs), addressing what is known on their natural history and their impact on the clinical prognosis and which are the most appropriate management strategies to treat this condition. A literature search was conducted on Pubmed up to December 2016, selecting the most relevant studies on the basis of the scope of the review. KTs are ovarian metastases from primary signet-ring cell carcinomas., characterized by the presence of a sarcoma-like stroma...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113454/modulators-of-redox-metabolism-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Xiaofei Chen, Jade Mims, Xiumei Huang, Naveen Singh, Edward A Motea, Sarah M Planchon, Muhammad Beg, Allen W Tsang, Mercedes Porosnicu, Melissa L Kemp, David A Boothman, Cristina Furdui
SIGNIFICANCE: Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer (HNSCC) is a complex disease characterized by high genetic and metabolic heterogeneity. Radiation therapy (RT) alone or combined with systemic chemotherapy is widely used for treatment of HNSCC as definitive treatment or as adjuvant treatment after surgery. Antibodies against Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) are used in definitive or palliative treatment. Recent Advances. Emerging targeted therapies against other proteins of interest as well as programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) immunotherapies are being explored in clinical trials...
November 7, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112003/measuring-processes-of-care-in-palliative-surgery-a-novel-approach-using-natural-language-processing
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Elizabeth J Lilley, Charlotta Lindvall, Keith D Lillemoe, James A Tulsky, Daniel C Wiener, Zara Cooper
: Palliative surgical procedures are often performed for patients with limited survival. Quality measures for processes of care at the end of life are appropriate in palliative surgery, but have not been applied in this patient population. In this paper, the authors propose 4 quality measures for end-of-life care in a palliative surgery, and then demonstrate the utility of natural language processing for implementing these measures.
November 3, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105289/predictors-of-care-for-patients-with-cancer-of-unknown-primary-site-in-three-australian-hospitals
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Simon Y S Tan, Siobhan O'Neill, David Goldstein, Robyn L Ward, Benjamin Daniels, Claire M Vajdic
AIM: Cancer of unknown primary site (CUP) is a medically challenging malignancy with a poor prognosis. We describe an incident tertiary CUP patient cohort and identify factors predictive of specific types of health care. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 217 patients diagnosed with CUP (2006-2011) in three public hospitals in New South Wales, Australia. We systematically abstracted data and performed multivariable logistic regression to identify factors predictive of tumor biopsy, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and palliative care...
November 3, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100461/nanoparticle-as-a-novel-tool-in-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-and-pressurized-intraperitoneal-aerosol-chemotheprapy-to-treat-patients-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
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REVIEW
Maciej Nowacki, Margarita Peterson, Tomasz Kloskowski, Eleanor McCabe, Delia Cortes Guiral, Karol Polom, Katarzyna Pietkun, Barbara Zegarska, Marta Pokrywczynska, Tomasz Drewa, Franco Roviello, Edward A Medina, Samy L Habib, Wojciech Zegarski
The treatment of peritoneal surface malignances has changed considerably over the last thirty years. Unfortunately, the palliative is the only current treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). Two primary intraperitoneal chemotherapeutic methods are used. The first is combination of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic IntraPEritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC), which has become the gold standard for many cases of PC. The second is Pressurized IntraPeritoneal Aerosol Chemotheprapy (PIPAC), which is promising direction to minimally invasive as safedrug delivery...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094085/awareness-and-perception-about-cancer-among-the-public-in-chennai-india
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Vidhubala Elangovan, Swaminathan Rajaraman, Barsha Basumalik, Dhivya Pandian
Purpose: Cancer-related stigma influences the way people perceive cancer, which renders cancer control-beginning with prevention and proceeding to palliation-a challenging task. This study aimed to assess the current levels of awareness and perceptions about cancer among people with various socioeconomic status and diverse backgrounds in the city of Chennai, India. Patients and Methods: The sample population (N = 2,981; 18 to 88 years of age) was stratified into four groups: patients (n = 510), caregivers (n = 494) consulting at the Cancer Institute (Women Indian Association), college students (n = 978), and general public (n = 999)...
October 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
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