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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217020/correlation-of-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-scan-with-smoking-tumor-size-stage-and-differentiation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Jordan L Pleitz, Partha Sinha, Emily V Dressler, Rony K Aouad
The goal of this study was to identify associations between positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in patients presenting with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with tumor site, size, histologic differentiation, smoking, and diabetes. Charts of patients with oropharyngeal and laryngeal SCC who underwent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT scans were reviewed between May 2007 and August 2013. Statistical analyses included modeling log-transformed SUVmax values by tumor site, size, histologic differentiation, smoking status, and diabetes using unadjusted linear regressions...
January 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216872/thyroid-mass-metastasis-from-nasopharyngeal-cancer-an-unusual-presentation
#2
Shirley C Lewis, Anil K D'cruz, Amit Joshi, Rajiv Kumar, Shubhada V Kane, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar
Thyroid gland is an uncommon site of metastasis, and metastasis to the gland secondary to nasopharyngeal carcinoma is seldom seen. We were only able to identify eight reported cases in the literature. A 61-year-old man, diagnosed case of nasopharyngeal cancer-second primary ( first primary-oropharynx), was found to have a thyroid nodule on routine follow-up positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan. There was no evidence of metastases at any other sites. The thyroid nodule was confirmed as metastatic carcinoma by fine needle aspiration cytology...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213776/the-importance-of-drug-induced-sedation-endoscopy-d-i-s-e-techniques-in-surgical-decision-making-conventional-versus-target-controlled-infusion-techniques-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study-and-a-retrospective-surgical-outcomes-analysis
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Andrea De Vito, Vanni Agnoletti, Gianluca Zani, Ruggero Massimo Corso, Giovanni D'Agostino, Elisabetta Firinu, Chiara Marchi, Ying-Shuo Hsu, Stefano Maitan, Claudio Vicini
Drug-Induced Sedation Endoscopy (DISE) consists of the direct observation of the upper airways during sedative-induced sleep, allowing the identification of the sites of pharyngeal collapse, which is the main pathological event in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The Authors have compared Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) sedation endoscopy (TCI-DISE) technique to conventional DISE (CDISE), performed by a manual bolus injection of sedative agent, to recreate accurately and safely snoring and apnea patterns comparable to natural sleep...
February 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208894/case-report-of-youngest-successful-bilateral-cartilage-tympanoplasty-in-india
#4
Gaurav Ashish, Ankita Gupta
Paediatric Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) remains a challenge for the treating otologists. Usually, concurrent foci of infection lie in the oropharynx or nasopharynx and treating these eventually leads to resolution of ear discharge. However, refractory cases can be threatening in view of complications secondary to CSOM. A two year and 10-month-old child presented with recurrent profuse mucopurulent ear discharge which had been refractory to multiple medical treatment. Recently she had recurrent otitis external episodes with excoriations of canal skin...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207995/impact-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-during-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy
#5
Carlos Torre, Stanley Yung-Chuan Liu, Clete A Kushida, Vladimir Nekhendzy, Leh-Kiong Huon, Robson Capasso
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the study was to understand the differential impact of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) on the location, degree, and pattern of airway collapse in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients utilizing Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE). STUDY DESIGN: Non-randomized trial. SETTING: University Medical Center. PARTICIPANTS: 15 consecutive OSA patients undergoing DISE. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES: The patterns of airway collapse were videorecorded at baseline and under differential application of nasal CPAP (nCPAP) at 5,10, and 15 cm H2 O...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204968/a-5%C3%A2-year-update-of-patients-with-hpv-positive-versus-negative-oropharyngeal-cancer-after-radiochemotherapy-in-austria
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Claudia Lill, Barbara Bachtiary, Edgar Selzer, Martina Mittlboeck, Dietmar Thurnher
BACKGROUND: After publishing promising results for the treatment of patients with human papilloma virus (HPV) positive oropharyngeal cancer with radiochemotherapy regarding 2‑year survival, we present an update of the disease-specific and disease-free survival after 5 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 29 patients of which 18 were HPV negative and 11 HPV positive with squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx received radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy (cisplatin) or immunotherapy (cetuximab) between 2007 and 2009...
February 15, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199413/low-prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-northwest-region-of-the-philippines
#7
Pia Marie Albano, Dana Holzinger, Christianne Salvador, Jose Orosa, Sheryl Racelis, Modesty Leaño, Danilo Sanchez, Lara Mae Angeles, Gordana Halec, Markus Schmitt, John Donnie Ramos, Michael Pawlita
BACKGROUND: Geographic heterogeneity of human papillomavirus (HPV) involvement in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has been observed over the last few years. This trend has not been evaluated in the Philippines. Hence, this study aims to provide for the first time a data on the prevalence of HPV in HNSCC in the northwestern region of the Philippines. METHODS: Two hundred one (201) biopsy samples (179 formalin fixed paraffin embedded and 22 fresh frozen) from 163 Filipino HNSCC cases (oral cavity = 88; larynx = 60; oropharynx = 15) diagnosed between 2003 to 2013 were initially included in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196200/assessment-of-surgical-learning-curves-in-transoral-robotic-surgery-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx
#8
William G Albergotti, William E Gooding, Mark W Kubik, Mathew Geltzeiler, Seungwon Kim, Umamaheswar Duvvuri, Robert L Ferris
Importance: Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is increasingly employed as a treatment option for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (OPSCC). Measures of surgical learning curves are needed particularly as clinical trials using this technology continue to evolve. Objective: To assess learning curves for the oncologic TORS surgeon and to identify the number of cases needed to identify the learning phase. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent TORS for OPSCC at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center between March 2010 and March 2016...
February 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195818/notch1-overexpression-correlates-to-improved-survival-in-cancer-of-the-oropharynx
#9
Azeem S Kaka, Nicholas B Nowacki, Bhavna Kumar, Songzhu Zhao, Matthew O Old, Amit Agrawal, Enver Ozer, Ricardo L Carrau, David E Schuller, Pawan Kumar, Theodoros N Teknos
Objectives The Notch1 signaling pathway has recently been shown to be highly dysregulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, but the value of Notch1 as a predictive biomarker is yet to be elucidated in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The objective of this study is to evaluate Notch1 expression in surgical OPSCC specimens and determine clinicopathologic correlates. Study Design Case series with planned data collection. Setting Tertiary academic medical center. Subjects and Methods Surgical specimens from 181 patients with OPSCC were collected to create a tissue microarray (TMA)...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186477/bilateral-sagittal-split-mandibular-osteotomies-for-enhanced-exposure-of-the-anterior-cervical-spine-in-children-technical-note
#10
Michael Karsy, Neal Moores, Faizi Siddiqi, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Robert J Bollo
The bilateral sagittal split mandibular osteotomy (BSSMO), a common maxillofacial technique for expanding the oropharynx during treatment of micrognathia, is a rarely employed but useful adjunct to improve surgical access to the ventral cervical spine in children. Specifically, it provides enhanced exposure of the craniocervical junction in the context of midface hypoplasia, and of the subaxial cervical spine in children with severe kyphosis. The authors describe their technique for BSSMO and evaluate long-term outcomes in patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183569/gastric-regurgitation-in-patients-undergoing-gynecological-laparoscopy-with-a-laryngeal-mask-airway-a-prospective-observational-study
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Jeconias Lemos, Gildasio S De Oliveira, Hugo Eckner Dantas de Pereira Cardoso, Lavínia Dantas Cardoso Neiva Lemos, Lígia Raquel de Carvalho, Norma Suely Pinheiro Módolo
OBJECTIVE: The use of pneumoperitonium and the placement of patients in Trendelenburg position are commonly cited reasons for the potential development of intraoperative regurgitation of gastric contents and the need for an endotracheal tube in laparoscopic surgery. The main objective of the current investigation was to evaluate the presence of regurgitation of gastric contents in the oropharynx of patients having laparoscopic gynecological surgery with a laryngeal mask airway (LMA). DESIGN: Prospective, observational clinical investigation...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179422/viruses-comprise-an-extensive-pool-of-mobile-genetic-elements-in-eukaryote-cell-cultures-and-human-clinical-samples
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Jakob Thannesberger, Hans-Joerg Hellinger, Ingeborg Klymiuk, Marie-Theres Kastner, Franz J J Rieder, Martina Schneider, Susanne Fister, Thomas Lion, Karin Kosulin, Johannes Laengle, Michael Bergmann, Thomas Rattei, Christoph Steininger
Viruses shape a diversity of ecosystems by modulating their microbial, eukaryotic, or plant host metabolism. The complexity of virus-host interaction networks is progressively fathomed by novel metagenomic approaches. By using a novel metagenomic method, we explored the virome in mammalian cell cultures and clinical samples to identify an extensive pool of mobile genetic elements in all of these ecosystems. Despite aseptic treatment, cell cultures harbored extensive and diverse phage populations with a high abundance of as yet unknown and uncharacterized viruses (viral dark matter)...
February 8, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176030/endoscopic-approach-to-the-upper-cervical-spine-and-clivus-an-anatomical-study-of-the-upper-limits-of-the-transoral-corridor
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Emanuele La Corte, Philipp R Aldana
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in endoscopic techniques have allowed minimally invasive approaches to the cranio-vertebral junction (CVJ) through the oropharynx (ETA) in addition to the transnasal approach (EEA). These minimally invasive endoscopic techniques allow for increased surgical exposure using no visible incisions, with a potential less morbidity. The ability to know preoperatively the limit of the ETA is vital for the surgical planning in order to better address CVJ pathology. The aim of the present study is to determine the anatomical limits of endoscopic dissection of the skull base and upper cervical spine through the transoral corridor and the superior limit reached by adopting this approach...
February 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168166/evaluation-of-pet-mri-for-tumor-volume-delineation-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Kyle Wang, Brandon T Mullins, Aaron D Falchook, Jun Lian, Kelei He, Dinggang Shen, Michael Dance, Weili Lin, Tiffany M Sills, Shiva K Das, Benjamin Y Huang, Bhishamjit S Chera
INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography (CT), combined positron emitted tomography and CT (PET/CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are commonly used in head and neck radiation planning. Hybrid PET/MRI has garnered attention for potential added value in cancer staging and treatment planning. Herein, we compare PET/MRI vs. planning CT for head and neck cancer gross tumor volume (GTV) delineation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients with head and neck cancer treated with definitive chemoradiation to 60-70 Gy using IMRT...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166927/effect-of-artificial-rearing-of-piglets-on-the-volume-densities-of-m-cells-in-the-tonsils-of-the-soft-palate-and-ileal-peyer-s-patches
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S Prims, N Pintens, H Vergauwen, S Van Cruchten, C Van Ginneken, C Casteleyn
The high prolificacy of modern hybrid sows has increased the mean litter size during the last decades. However, rearing large litters is challenging and has increased the use of alternative management strategies such as euthanasia of weak piglets, cross-fostering, supplementing piglets with milk, split-nursing and split-weaning. The latter includes artificial rearing on brooders where piglets have ad libitum access to milk replacer. The effect of this artificial rearing on the immune system of the piglet is the subject of various studies...
February 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166149/incidental-detection-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-on-68ga-psma-11-pet-ct
#16
Courtney Lawhn-Heath, Robert R Flavell, Christine Glastonbury, Thomas A Hope, Spencer C Behr
We present a case of an incidentally detected squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx on Ga-PSMA-11 PET. A 71-year-old man's condition was diagnosed as prostate carcinoma after a year of rising serum prostate-specific antigen. The staging Ga-PSMA PET/CT demonstrated focal radiotracer uptake in the prostate corresponding to his known primary prostate cancer. However, a PSMA-avid 3.4-cm mass was incidentally found in the right tongue base that was biopsied, confirming squamous cell carcinoma.
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156204/a-rare-case-of-pharyngeal-perforation-and-expectoration-of-an-entire-anterior-cervical-fixation-construct
#17
Syed A Quadri, John Capua, Vivek Ramakrishnan, Raed Sweiss, Marc Cabanne, Jerry Noel, Brian Fiani, Javed Siddiqi
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a very common surgery performed globally. Although a few cases of expectorating screws or extrusion of screws into the gastrointestinal tract through esophageal perforations have previously been reported, there has not been a case reporting pharyngeal perforation and entire cervical construct extrusion in the literature to date. In this report the authors present the first case involving the extrusion of an entire cervical construct via a tear in the posterior pharyngeal wall...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154335/analysis-of-the-risk-factors-for-severe-oral-mucositis-in-head-and-neck-cancer-after-chemoradiotherapy-with-s-1
#18
Akiko Nagatani, Yumiko Ogawa, Tomiko Sunaga, Kazuki Tomura, Yuki Naito, Naokazu Fujii, Takayuki Okabe, Touji Hashimoto, Mari Kogo, Tadanori Sasaki
 Radiotherapy (RT) and chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is widely accepted as the standard treatment for head and neck cancer (HNC). Oral mucositis (OM) often develops as an adverse reaction in HNC patients that receive RT or CRT involving S-1. However, little is known about the risk factors for OM in HNC patients. We retrospectively evaluated patients' pre-treatment clinical data in order to identify the risk factors for severe OM in HNC patients that are treated with RT or CRT involving S-1. We analyzed the cases of 129 patients who received RT or CRT involving S-1 for HNC...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143414/impact-of-oral-hygiene-involving-toothbrushing-versus-chlorhexidine-in-the-prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-randomized-study
#19
Claudia Fernanda de Lacerda Vidal, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal, José Gildo de Moura Monteiro, Aracele Cavalcanti, Ana Paula Trindade Henriques, Márcia Oliveira, Michele Godoy, Mirella Coutinho, Pollyanna Dutra Sobral, Claudia Ângela Vilela, Bárbara Gomes, Marta Amorim Leandro, Ulisses Montarroyos, Ricardo de Alencar Ximenes, Heloísa Ramos Lacerda
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial pneumonia has correlated to dental plaque and to oropharynx colonization in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. The interruption of this process, by preventing colonization of pathogenic bacteria, represents a potential procedure for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: The study design was a prospective, randomized trial to verify if oral hygiene through toothbrushing plus chlorhexidine in gel at 0.12% reduces the incidence of ventilatior-associated pneumonia, the duration of mechanical ventilation, the length of hospital stay and the mortality rate in ICUs, when compared to oral hygiene only with chlorhexidine, solution of 0...
January 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140638/effect-of-the-duration-of-food-withholding-prior-to-anesthesia-on-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-regurgitation-in-healthy-dogs-undergoing-elective-orthopedic-surgery
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Sivert Viskjer, Lennart Sjöström
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of and risk factors for gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and regurgitation associated with preanesthetic food withholding for periods of 18 hours (overnight) and 3 hours in healthy dogs undergoing elective orthopedic surgery. ANIMALS 82 healthy (American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification I or II) client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES Food was withheld for 18 hours (18-hour group [n = 41]) or each dog was allowed to consume half its daily ration of canned food approximately 3 hours (3-hour group [n = 41]) prior to induction of anesthesia...
February 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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