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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914206/is-ultrasound-a-valid-and-reliable-imaging-modality-for-airway-evaluation-an-observational-computed-tomographic-validation-study-using-submandibular-scanning-of-the-mouth-and-oropharynx
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Faraj W Abdallah, Eugene Yu, Phantila Cholvisudhi, Ahtsham U Niazi, Ki J Chin, Sherif Abbas, Vincent W Chan
OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound (US) imaging of the airway may be useful in predicting difficulty of airway management (DAM); but its use is limited by lack of proof of its validity and reliability. We sought to validate US imaging of the airway by comparison to CT-scan, and to assess its inter- and intra-observer reliability. We used submandibular sonographic imaging of the mouth and oropharynx to examine how well the ratio of tongue thickness to oral cavity height correlates with the ratio of tongue volume to oral cavity volume, an established tomographic measure of DAM...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913065/hpv-status-cancer-stem-cell-marker-expression-hypoxia-gene-signatures-and-tumour-volume-identify-good-prognosis-subgroups-in-patients-with-hnscc-after-primary-radiochemotherapy-a-multicentre-retrospective-study-of-the-german-cancer-consortium-radiation-oncology
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Annett Linge, Fabian Lohaus, Steffen Löck, Alexander Nowak, Volker Gudziol, Chiara Valentini, Cläre von Neubeck, Martin Jütz, Inge Tinhofer, Volker Budach, Ali Sak, Martin Stuschke, Panagiotis Balermpas, Claus Rödel, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Amir Abdollahi, Jürgen Debus, Ute Ganswindt, Claus Belka, Steffi Pigorsch, Stephanie E Combs, David Mönnich, Daniel Zips, Frank Buchholz, Daniela E Aust, Gustavo B Baretton, Howard D Thames, Anna Dubrovska, Jan Alsner, Jens Overgaard, Mechthild Krause, Michael Baumann
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of the tumour volume, HPV status, cancer stem cell (CSC) marker expression and hypoxia gene signatures, as potential markers of radiobiological mechanisms of radioresistance, in a contemporary cohort of patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), who received primary radiochemotherapy (RCTx). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 158 patients with locally advanced HNSCC of the oral cavity, oropharynx or hypopharynx who were treated at six DKTK partner sites, the impact of tumour volume, HPV DNA, p16 overexpression, p53 expression, CSC marker expression and hypoxia-associated gene signatures on outcome of primary RCTx was retrospectively analyzed...
November 29, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905113/predictors-of-outcome-with-cetuximab-and-paclitaxel-for-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Bruna Pellini Ferreira, Mary Redman, Kelsey K Baker, Renato Martins, Keith D Eaton, Laura Quan Man Chow, Christina S Baik, Bernardo Goulart, Sylvia Mina Lee, Rafael Santana-Davila, Cristina P Rodriguez
OBJECTIVES: Identify predictors of outcome in patients with recurrent/metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (RMHNSCC) treated with weekly cetuximab and paclitaxel (CP). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. METHODS: Patients with RMHNSCC treated with CP were identified and patient data was recorded. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate outcomes, and Cox regression analysis was used to examine outcome predictors. RESULTS: Fifty-nine patients initiated CP between January 2007 and June 2014...
December 1, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894542/effect-of-orthodontic-treatment-on-the-upper-airway-volume-in-adults
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Benjamin T Pliska, Isaac T Tam, Alan A Lowe, Alisa M Madson, Fernanda R Almeida
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of orthodontic treatment with and without extractions on the anatomic characteristics of the upper airway in adults. METHODS: For this retrospective study, the pretreatment and posttreatment cone-beam computed tomography scans of 74 adult patients meeting defined eligibility criteria were analyzed. Imaging software was used to segment and measure upper airway regions including the nasopharynx, the retropalatal, and retroglossal areas of the oropharynx, as well as the total airway...
December 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893418/high-risk-hpv-genotypes-and-p16ink4a-expression-in-a-cohort-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-in-singapore
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Louise Soo Yee Tan, Petersson Fredrik, Liang Ker, Feng Gang Yu, De Yun Wang, Boon Cher Goh, Kwok Seng Loh, Chwee Ming Lim
Human papillomavirus (HPV), especially HPV16 genotype, is associated with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). We aim to determine the prevalence and characterize the high-risk (HR)-HPV genotypes in head and neck SCC (HNSCC) in a South-East Asian multi-ethnic society in Singapore and examine its prognostic significance.159 HNSCC archival tissue samples were retrieved and tumour DNA was screened for 18 HR-HPV genotypes using a PCR-based assay (Qiagen, digene HPV genotyping RH test). P16 protein overexpression was identified using immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891442/a-retrospective-evaluation-of-clinical-profile-of-second-primary-head-and-neck-cancer
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Paramjeet Kaur, Nupur Bansal, J Vijaya Kumar, Anil Khurana, Ashok Chauhan
INTRODUCTION: Incidence of Second Primary Malignancy (SPM) after successful treatment of primary is increasing and may cause the problem for optimal treatment. AIM: This study was conducted retrospectively to analyse incidence, disease free survival between malignancies, pattern of treatment and outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen out of 22 patients of previously treated cases of head and neck cancer those develop SPM of head and neck region managed over a period of January 2012 to December 2015 in Department of Radiotherapy-II, Pt...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889184/gec-estro-acrop-recommendations-for-head-neck-brachytherapy-in-squamous-cell-carcinomas-1st-update-improvement-by-cross-sectional-imaging-based-treatment-planning-and-stepping-source-technology
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György Kovács, Rafael Martinez-Monge, Ashwini Budrukkar, Jose Luis Guinot, Bengt Johansson, Vratislav Strnad, Janusz Skowronek, Angeles Rovirosa, Frank-André Siebert
The Head and Neck Working Group of the GEC-ESTRO (Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie - European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) published in 2009 the consensus recommendations for low-dose rate, pulsed-dose rate and high-dose rate brachytherapy in head & neck cancers. The use of brachytherapy in combination with external beam radiotherapy and/or surgery was also covered as well as the use of brachytherapy in previously irradiated patients. Given the developments in the field, these recommendations needed to be updated to reflect up-to-date knowledge...
November 23, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888363/evaluation-of-the-oropharynx-in-class-i-and-ii-skeletal-patterns-by-cbct
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Milena Cabral, Leila Ribeiro Brito de Queiroz Ribeiro, Carlos Maurício Cardeal, Marcos Alan Vieira Bittencourt, Iêda Margarida Crusoé-Rebello, Adelmir Souza-Machado
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the dimensions of the oropharynx and its shape in the minimum cross-sectional area, in individuals with Class I and Class II skeletal patterns, using three-dimensional CBCT images. METHODS: Forty-two cone-beam computed tomography images of grown individuals were evaluated. The images were divided according to the patient's skeletal patterns. The dimensions of the oropharyngeal airway space were determined using the Dolphin Imaging software...
November 26, 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879545/epstein-barr-virus-associated-mucocutaneous-ulcer-in-a-patient-with-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-importance-of-accurate-diagnosis-and-conservative-management
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Anant Vatsayan, Ashish Gupta, Sanjay Ahuja, Rachel Egler, Rose C Beck, Yousif Matloub
Epstein-Barr virus-associated mucocutaneous ulcer (EBV-MCU) is a recently characterized entity that falls under the spectrum of EBV-lymphoproliferative disorders. First described in 2010 by Dojcinov et al, it is an EBV-driven localized proliferation of B cells, occurring in mucocutaneous tissues including the skin, the oropharynx, and the gastrointestinal tract of immunosuppressed patients in the absence of an intact T-cell repertoire. Typically, it has been described in elderly patients with age-related immunosenescence and patients who are on immunosuppressive therapy...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875508/extensive-oral-mucormycosis-in-a-transplanted-patient
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Bernar Monteiro Benites, Felipe Paiva Fonseca, Claudia Joffily Parahyba, Sergio Samir Arap, Yana Augusta Novis, Eduardo Rodrigues Fregnani
Mucormycosis is an invasive fungal disease caused by fungi from the Mucorales order that are found in the soil and decaying organic debris. Mucormycosis has been reported to be the third most common fungal disease in stem cell transplanted patients. The fungi have a tendency for vascular invasion, resulting in thrombi development, which decreases blood supply and leads to extensive tissue necrosis. Here, the authors present a patient of mucormycosis affecting the soft palate, oropharynx, and hypopharynx in a type II diabetic male patient who underwent allogeneic stem cell transplantation, and the authors further review the literature on oral mucormycosis for the last 10 years...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869097/the-impact-of-radiation-treatment-time-on-survival-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Talha Shaikh, Elizabeth A Handorf, Colin T Murphy, Ranee Mehra, John A Ridge, Thomas J Galloway
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of radiation treatment time (RTT) in head and neck cancers on overall survival (OS) in the era of chemoradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with diagnoses of tongue, hypopharynx, larynx, oropharynx, or tonsil cancer were identified by use of the National Cancer Database. RTT was defined as date of first radiation treatment to date of last radiation treatment. In the definitive setting, prolonged RTT was defined as >56 days, accelerated RTT was defined as <47 days, and standard RTT was defined as 47 to 56 days...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866975/expression-of-stem-cell-markers-in-oral-cavity-and-oropharynx-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Flávia Paiva Prudente de Moraes, Silvia Vanessa Lourenço, Renata Carolina Fraga Ianez, Elen Alves de Sousa, Marlon Messias da Conceição Silva, Aline Santos Damascena, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Fernando Augusto Soares, Cláudia Malheiros Coutinho-Camillo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the expression of CD24, CD44, CD133, ALDH1, CD29 (integrin-β1), and Ki-67 in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx. STUDY DESIGN: Fifty-two tumors and 21 metastatic lymph nodes were evaluated by using immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: Seven of 52 cases (13.5%) showed positive cytoplasmic staining of aldehyde dehydrogenase 1; integrin-β1 was expressed in 45 of 50 cases (90%); 30 of 52 cases (57...
September 28, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865371/assessing-head-and-neck-cancer-patient-preferences-and-expectations-a-systematic-review
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Pierre Blanchard, Robert J Volk, Jolie Ringash, Susan K Peterson, Katherine A Hutcheson, Steven J Frank
INTRODUCTION: To enhance the value of care, interventions should aim at improving endpoints that matter to patients. The preferences of head and neck cancer patients regarding treatment outcomes are therefore a major topic for patient-centered research. METHODS: A systematic review (PROSPERO number CRD42016035692) was conducted by searching electronic databases (Medline, Embase, Cochrane, CINAHL) for articles evaluating patient or surrogate preferences in head and neck cancer...
November 2016: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865363/pathology-based-staging-for-hpv-positive-squamous-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx
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B H Haughey, P Sinha, D Kallogjeri, R L Goldberg, J S Lewis, J F Piccirillo, R S Jackson, E J Moore, M Brandwein-Gensler, S J Magnuson, W R Carroll, T M Jones, M D Wilkie, A Lau, N S Upile, Jon Sheard, J Lancaster, S Tandon, M Robinson, D Husband, I Ganly, J P Shah, D M Brizel, B O'Sullivan, J A Ridge, W M Lydiatt
OBJECTIVE: The rapid worldwide rise in incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has generated studies confirming this disease as an entity distinct from traditional OPSCC. Based on pathology, surgical studies have revealed prognosticators specific to HPV-positive OPSCC. The current AJCC/UICC staging and pathologic nodal (pN)-classification do not differentiate for survival, demonstrating the need for new, HPV-specific OPSCC staging...
November 2016: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864908/e2f-transcription-factor-2-variants-as-predictive-biomarkers-for-recurrence-risk-in-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx
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Yuncheng Li, Erich M Sturgis, Lijun Zhu, Xiaoli Cao, Qingyi Wei, Hua Zhang, Guojun Li
Because E2F transcription factor 2 (E2F2) promoter polymorphisms have been implicated in carcinogenesis and prognosis, we investigated associations between genetic variants in five E2F2 promoter polymorphisms and recurrence risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (SCCOP) in 1,008 patients. A log-rank test and multivariable Cox models were used to assess the associations. Compared with patients with variant genotypes of E2F2-rs2742976 and E2F2-rs3218123, patients with common homozygous genotypes had better disease-free survival (both log-rank, p < 0...
November 19, 2016: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864489/protecting-women-against-human-papillomavirus-benefits-barriers-and-evidence-based-strategies-to-increase-vaccine-uptake
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Tamera Coyne-Beasley, Bridget E Hochwalt
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection significantly impacts women, as it can cause cancers and precancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, oropharynx, and anus. However, many of these cancers can be prevented by HPV vaccination. Despite evidence of vaccine effectiveness and safety, vaccination rates remain low. Evidence-based strategies should be utilized to reduce barriers and increase vaccination rates.
November 2016: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863190/human-papillomavirus-drives-tumor-development-throughout-the-head-and-neck-improved-prognosis-is-associated-with-an-immune-response-largely-restricted-to-the-oropharynx
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Ankur Chakravarthy, Stephen Henderson, Stephen M Thirdborough, Christian H Ottensmeier, Xiaoping Su, Matt Lechner, Andrew Feber, Gareth J Thomas, Tim R Fenton
Purpose In squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (HNSCC), the increasing incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCCs) is attributable to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Despite commonly presenting at late stage, HPV-driven OPSCCs are associated with improved prognosis compared with HPV-negative disease. HPV DNA is also detectable in nonoropharyngeal (non-OPSCC), but its pathogenic role and clinical significance are unclear. The objectives of this study were to determine whether HPV plays a causal role in non-OPSCC and to investigate whether HPV confers a survival benefit in these tumors...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860242/transoral-robotic-surgery-base-of-tongue-mucosectomy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-of-unknown-primary
#18
Suren Krishnan, James Connell, Enyinnaya Ofo
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer of unknown primary (HNCUP) is a source of diagnostic uncertainty. Patients presenting with cytologically positive neck lumps without a clinically identifiable primary, require extensive investigation including imaging, tonsillectomy, panendoscopy and tissue biopsy. Treatment typically involves neck dissection, wide field radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) has emerged as an expanding surgical technique for resecting tumours of the oropharynx...
November 17, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846899/contribution-of-submandibular-gland-and-swallowing-structure-sparing-to-post-radiation-therapy-peg-dependence-in-oropharynx-cancer-patients-treated-with-split-neck-imrt-technique
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Michael F Gensheimer, Matthew Nyflot, George E Laramore, Jay J Liao, Upendra Parvathaneni
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy-related dysphagia is worsened by xerostomia. The submandibular glands (SMG) produce saliva rich in lubricating mucins, and sparing the SMG has been shown to reduce xerostomia. The goal of this study was to determine whether SMG sparing IMRT is associated with reduced post-treatment PEG dependence in locally advanced oropharynx cancer patients. METHODS: Patients treated with definitive radiation therapy for oropharynx cancer were included in this retrospective study...
November 15, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844223/untreated-head-and-neck-cancer-in-korea-a-national-cohort-study
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Hyo Geun Choi, Bumjung Park, Soon-Hyun Ahn
Few studies have analyzed the survival of patients with untreated head and neck cancer. The objective of this study is to assess the survival rates of untreated head and neck cancer patients and to determine why the patients were not treated. Using data from a national patient sample cohort (1,025,340 cases) from the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, 605 patients with diagnoses of head and neck cancer (lip and oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and laryngeal cancer) between 2003 and 2013 were evaluated...
November 14, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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