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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341151/gut-microbiome-influences-on-anastomotic-leak-and-recurrence-rates-following-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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S Gaines, C Shao, N Hyman, J C Alverdy
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of colorectal cancer recurrence after a curative resection remains poorly understood. A yet-to-be accounted for variable is the composition and function of the microbiome adjacent to the tumour and its influence on the margins of resection following surgery. METHODS: PubMed was searched for historical as well as current manuscripts dated between 1970 and 2017 using the following keywords: 'colorectal cancer recurrence', 'microbiome', 'anastomotic leak', 'anastomotic failure' and 'mechanical bowel preparation'...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340286/cancer-imaging-phenomics-toolkit-quantitative-imaging-analytics-for-precision-diagnostics-and-predictive-modeling-of-clinical-outcome
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Christos Davatzikos, Saima Rathore, Spyridon Bakas, Sarthak Pati, Mark Bergman, Ratheesh Kalarot, Patmaa Sridharan, Aimilia Gastounioti, Nariman Jahani, Eric Cohen, Hamed Akbari, Birkan Tunc, Jimit Doshi, Drew Parker, Michael Hsieh, Aristeidis Sotiras, Hongming Li, Yangming Ou, Robert K Doot, Michel Bilello, Yong Fan, Russell T Shinohara, Paul Yushkevich, Ragini Verma, Despina Kontos
The growth of multiparametric imaging protocols has paved the way for quantitative imaging phenotypes that predict treatment response and clinical outcome, reflect underlying cancer molecular characteristics and spatiotemporal heterogeneity, and can guide personalized treatment planning. This growth has underlined the need for efficient quantitative analytics to derive high-dimensional imaging signatures of diagnostic and predictive value in this emerging era of integrated precision diagnostics. This paper presents cancer imaging phenomics toolkit (CaPTk), a new and dynamically growing software platform for analysis of radiographic images of cancer, currently focusing on brain, breast, and lung cancer...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339575/dynamic-pet-image-reconstruction-integrating-temporal-regularization-associated-with-respiratory-motion-correction-for-applications-in-oncology
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Thibaut Merlin, Dimitris Visvikis, Philippe Fernandez, Frederic Lamare
Respiratory motion reduces both the qualitative and quantitative accuracy of PET images in oncology. This impact is more significant for quantitative applications based on kinetic modeling, where dynamic acquisitions are associated with limited statistics due to the necessity of enhanced temporal resolution. The aim of this study is to address these drawbacks by combining within a unique reconstruction algorithm in dynamic PET imaging, a respiratory motion correction approach, as well as a temporal regularization...
January 17, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338904/pain-and-its-impact-on-the-functional-ability-in-children-treated-at-the-children-s-cancer-center-of-lebanon
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Dina Madi, Michael Clinton
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics of pain in children under treatment at the Children Cancer Centre of Lebanon at the American University of Beirut Medical Centre. Design and Methods A cross-sectional correlational survey was used. The Adolescent Pediatric Pain Tool and the Functional Disability Inventory were used to examine the characteristics of pain experienced in a consecutive sample of children treated at the CCCL and its impact on their functional abilities...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338761/is-total-femoral-replacement-for-non-oncologic-and-oncologic-indications-a-safe-procedure-in-limb-preservation-surgery-a-single-center-experience-of-22-cases
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Andreas Toepfer, Norbert Harrasser, Isabel Petzschner, Florian Pohlig, Ulrich Lenze, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, Ruediger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Heinrich Mühlhofer, Christian Suren
BACKGROUND: Several surgical options for the reconstruction of massive bone defects have been described and include biologic methods with autografts and allografts, and the use of tumor endoprostheses (total femoral replacement, TFR). Several types of modular TFR are available, but nevertheless unpredictable outcomes and high complication rates have been described from most authors. The present study aims to compare results after TFR performed with modular total femur prosthesis MML (Fa...
January 16, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336340/-training-program-on-medical-urology-future-perspectives
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Javier Gil Moradillo, Fernando Cabrera Meiras, Manuel Alonso Isa, Alba Lara Isla, Juan Justo Quintas, Esther García Rojo, Daniel González Padilla, Borja García Gómez, José Medina Polo, Javier Romero Otero
Urology is defined as the medical-surgical specialty that includes the study, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of the urinary system. It is well specified by the National Commission of Specialties that we must know the medical pathology that concerns us. However, on occasions, resident training focuses on the surgical field and oncological pathology, which, although one of the main pillars of the specialty, is usually to the detriment of training in medical and functional pathology. We conducted a survey of residents in the fourth year of Urology in Spain, where we asked about the quality of training in Andrology and Functional Urology...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332100/robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-is-more-beneficial-for-prostate-cancer-patients-a-system-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yuefeng Du, Qingzhi Long, Bin Guan, Lijun Mu, Juanhua Tian, Yumei Jiang, Xiaojing Bai, Dapeng Wu
BACKGROUND Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is increasingly used worldwide, but comparisons of perioperative, functional, and oncologic outcomes among RARP, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), and open radical prostatectomy (ORP) remain inconsistent. MATERIAL AND METHODS Systematic literature searches were conducted using EMBASE, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, CNKI, and Science Direct/Elsevier up to April 2017. A meta-analysis was conducted using Review Manager and Stata software. RESULTS We included 33 studies...
January 14, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331624/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-the-older-adult-with-cancer-a-review
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REVIEW
Catalina Hernandez Torres, Tina Hsu
CONTEXT: The number of older adults with cancer is expected to increase rapidly in the upcoming decades. Aging is heterogeneous and chronological age is often not reflective of biological age. A comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is an in-depth assessment of multiple domains of health that results in better assessment of a patient's overall health and fitness and allows directed intervention to improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To review the value of CGA for older adults with cancer, CGA composition and tools that can be utilized, and the feasibility of including CGA in oncologic practice...
January 10, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331568/overall-survival-and-oncological-outcomes-after-partial-nephrectomy-and-radical-nephrectomy-for-ct2a-renal-tumors-a-collaborative-international-study-from-the-french-kidney-cancer-research-network-uroccr
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B Reix, J-C Bernhard, J-J Patard, P Bigot, A Villers, E Suer, N S Vuong, G Verhoest, Q Alimi, J-B Beauval, T Benoit, F-X Nouhaud, C Lenormand, N Hamidi, J Cai, M Eto, S Larre, A El Bakhri, G Ploussard, A Hung, N Koutlidis, A Schneider, J Carrouget, S Droupy, S Marchal, A Doerfler, S Seddik, T Matsugasumi, X Orsoni, A Descazeaud, C Pfister, K Bensalah, M Soulie, I Gill, V Flamand
BACKGROUND: Partial nephrectomy (PN) is recommended as first-line treatment for cT1 stage kidney tumors because of a better renal function and probably a better overall survival than radical nephrectomy (RN). For larger tumors, PN has a controversial position due to lack of evidence showing good cancer control. The aim of this study was to compare the results of PN and RN in cT2a stage on overall survival and oncological results. METHOD: A retrospective international multicenter study was conducted in the frame of the French kidney cancer research network (UroCCR)...
January 10, 2018: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330228/treatment-of-aggressive-pituitary-tumours-and-carcinomas-results-of-a-european-society-of-endocrinology-ese-survey-2016
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Ann I McCormack, Olaf Dekkers, Stephan Petersenn, Vera Popovic, Jacqueline Trouillas, Gerald Raverot, Pia Burman
OBJECTIVE: To collect outcome data in a large cohort of patients with aggressive pituitary tumours (APT)/carcinomas (PC), and specifically report effects of temozolomide (TMZ) treatment. DESIGN: Electronic survey to ESE members Dec 2015-Nov 2016. RESULTS: Reports on 165 patients (40 PC, 125 APT) were obtained. Median age at diagnosis was 43 (range 4-79) years. 69% of the tumours were clinically functioning, and the most frequent immunohistochemical subtype were corticotroph tumours (45%)...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326529/a-match-pair-analysis-of-open-versus-laparoscopic-liver-surgery
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Stefan Heinrich, Verena Tripke, Tobias Huber, Jens Mittler, Hauke Lang
Background and Objectives: In addition to general advantages of laparoscopic over open surgery, such as better cosmesis and faster recovery, laparoscopic liver surgery offers specific advantages. Improved liver function and potentially earlier postoperative oncologic treatment are suggested by the literature as benefits of laparoscopic over open liver surgery. The purpose of this analysis was to analyze the outcomes of laparoscopic liver surgery in our department. Methods: All laparoscopic liver resections (LLRs) performed from January 2011 through July 2016 were identified from the institutional database and matched 1:2 to open liver resections (OLRs)...
October 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326030/patient-reported-outcomes-following-abiraterone-acetate-plus-prednisone-added-to-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-metastatic-castration-naive-prostate-cancer-latitude-an-international-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Kim N Chi, Andrew Protheroe, Alfredo Rodríguez-Antolín, Gaetano Facchini, Henrik Suttman, Nobuaki Matsubara, Zhangqun Ye, Bhumsuk Keam, Ronaldo Damião, Tracy Li, Kelly McQuarrie, Bin Jia, Peter De Porre, Jason Martin, Mary B Todd, Karim Fizazi
BACKGROUND: In the LATITUDE trial, addition of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improved overall survival compared with placebos plus ADT in patients with newly diagnosed, high-risk, metastatic castration-naive prostate cancer. Understanding the effects of treatments on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is important for treatment decisions; therefore we aimed to analyse the effects of ADT plus abiraterone acetate and prednisone versus ADT plus placebos on PROs and HRQOL in patients in the LATITUDE study...
January 8, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323617/differential-effects-of-early-palliative-care-based-on-the-age-and-sex-of-patients-with-advanced-cancer-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ryan D Nipp, Areej El-Jawahri, Lara Traeger, Jamie M Jacobs, Emily R Gallagher, Elyse R Park, Vicki A Jackson, William F Pirl, Jennifer S Temel, Joseph A Greer
BACKGROUND: Early palliative care interventions enhance patient outcomes, including quality of life, mood, and coping, but it remains unclear whether certain subgroups of patients are more likely to benefit from early palliative care. We explored whether age and sex moderate the improved outcomes seen with early palliative care. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial of 350 patients with advanced lung and non-colorectal gastrointestinal cancer...
January 1, 2018: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322243/humanistic-burden-of-disease-for-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-in-canada
#14
Winson Y Cheung, Martha S Bayliss, Michelle K White, Angela Stroupe, Andrew Lovley, Bellinda L King-Kallimanis, Kathryn Lasch
BACKGROUND: Metastatic melanoma is a highly aggressive cancer, often striking in the prime of life. This study provides new information directly from advanced melanoma (stage III and IV) patients on how their disease impacts their health-related quality of life (HRQL). METHODS: Twenty-nine in-depth, qualitative interviews were conducted with adult patients with advanced melanoma in Canada. A semi-structured interview guide was used. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and key concepts were identified using a grounded theory analytic approach...
January 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318366/-surgical-innovations-in-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-complexity-of-metastatic-surgery-as-example-for-personalized-medicine
#15
REVIEW
C Hackl, S M Brunner, K M Schmidt, H J Schlitt
BACKGROUND: Extensive, bilobular and multifocal colorectal liver metastases (CLM) or metastases that are critically situated require an experienced surgeon and advanced surgical techniques to enable curative resection. OBJECTIVE: This article describes the toolbox of hepato-oncologic surgery including functional augmentation of liver segments by portal vein embolization/ligation, combinations of ablation and resection, two-stage resections and in situ split liver resection, also known as associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS)...
January 9, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316888/the-preventive-effect-of-sensorimotor-and-vibration-exercises-on-the-onset-of-oxaliplatin-or-vinca-alkaloid-induced-peripheral-neuropathies-stop
#16
Fiona Streckmann, Maryam Balke, Helmar C Lehmann, Vanessa Rustler, Christina Koliamitra, Thomas Elter, Michael Hallek, Michael Leitzmann, Tilman Steinmetz, Petra Heinen, Freerk T Baumann, Wilhelm Bloch
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and clinically relevant side effect of chemotherapy. Approximately 50% of all leukemia, lymphoma, colorectal- and breast cancer patients are affected. CIPN is induced by neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents and can manifest with sensory and/or motor deficits. It is associated with significant disability and poor recovery. Common symptoms include pain, altered sensation, reduced or absent reflexes, muscle weakness, reduced balance control and insecure gait...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316566/double-anterior-stereotactic-cingulotomy-for-intractable-oncological-pain
#17
Ido Strauss, Assaf Berger, Shlomit Ben Moshe, Michal Arad, Uri Hochberg, Tal Gonen, Rotem Tellem
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic anterior cingulotomy has been used in the treatment of patients suffering from refractory oncological pain due to its effects on pain perception. However, the optimal targets as well as suitable candidates and outcome measures have not been well defined. We report our initial experience in the ablation of 2 cingulotomy targets on each side and the use of the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) as a perioperative assessment tool. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent stereotactic anterior cingulotomy in our Department between November 2015 and February 2017 was performed...
January 10, 2018: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315849/continuous-intravenous-vancomycin-in-children-with-normal-renal-function-hospitalized-in-hematology-oncology-prospective-validation-of-a-dosing-regimen-optimizing-steady-state-concentration
#18
Delphine Hoegy, Sylvain Goutelle, Nathalie Garnier, Cécile Rénard, Cécile Faure-Conter, Christophe Bergeron, Yves Bertrand, Nathalie Bleyzac
Continuous intravenous (IV) infusion has been shown to be the best option to administer vancomycin because of its time-dependent bactericidal activity. Available IV vancomycin dosing guidelines in pediatrics with normal renal function leads to less than 50% of patients achieving a vancomycin serum concentration (Css) in the target range (15 to 20 mg/l). The primary objective of this study was to prospectively validate an age-based dosing regimen in pediatric onco-hematology. The secondary objective was to investigate the influence on Css attainment of different variables...
January 6, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314355/cancer-patients-motives-for-psychosocial-consultation-oncology-social-workers-perceptions-of-226-patient-cases
#19
Joakim Isaksson, Sara Lilliehorn, Pär Salander
OBJECTIVE: Although oncology social workers (OSWs) have emerged as a core profession in the provision of psychosocial services, there is a lack of empirical studies that describe their daily clinical work with patients. The overall aim of this study was to explore cancer patients' motives for consulting an OSW. METHODS: From a nationwide survey, we used data from 226 patient cases that OSWs met face to face. The OSWs were asked to describe how the case was referred to them, the patient's characteristics, and what they perceived as the patient's motives for contacting them as well as additional motives that came up during the consultations...
January 4, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313654/lung-cancer-clinical-presentation-and-diagnosis
#20
Kelly M Latimer
In the absence of screening, most patients with lung cancer are not diagnosed until later stages, when the prognosis is poor. The most common symptoms are cough and dyspnea, but the most specific symptom is hemoptysis. Digital clubbing, though rare, is highly predictive of lung cancer. Symptoms can be caused by the local tumor, intrathoracic spread, distant metastases, or paraneoplastic syndromes. Clinicians should suspect lung cancer in symptomatic patients with risk factors. The initial study should be chest x-ray, but if results are negative and suspicion remains, the clinician should obtain a computed tomography scan with contrast...
January 2018: FP Essentials
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