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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647462/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-macular-features-after-proton-beam-radiotherapy-for-small-choroidal-melanoma
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Alexandre Sellam, Florence Coscas, Livia Lumbroso-Le Rouic, Rémi Dendale, Marco Lupidi, Gabriel Coscas, Laurence Desjardins, Nathalie Cassoux
PURPOSE: To describe the macular features of patients treated with proton beam therapy for choroidal melanoma (CM), using the optical coherence tomography-angiography (OCTA). DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. METHODS: This study included patients treated with proton beam radiotherapy (PBR) for a small CM. Only patients that had received 100% of the dose 60 GyEBR to the macular area were included in the analysis. All the patients have undergone a full ophthalmological examination including: visual acuity, OCT B-scan and OCTA...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645509/a-fast-and-reliable-method-for-daily-quality-assurance-in-spot-scanning-proton-therapy-with-a-compact-and-inexpensive-phantom
#2
Nicola Bizzocchi, Francesco Fracchiolla, Marco Schwarz, Carlo Algranati
In a radiotherapy center, daily quality assurance (QA) measurements are performed to ensure that the equipment can be safely used for patient treatment on that day. In a pencil beam scanning (PBS) proton therapy center, spot positioning, spot size, range, and dose output are usually verified every day before treatments. We designed, built, and tested a new, reliable, sensitive, and inexpensive phantom, coupled with an array of ionization chambers, for daily QA that reduces the execution times while preserving the reliability of the test...
June 20, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645482/proton-pump-inhibitors-and-survival-outcomes-in-patients-with-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma
#3
Aly-Khan A Lalani, Rana R McKay, Xun Lin, Ronit Simantov, Marina D Kaymakcalan, Toni K Choueiri
INTRODUCTION: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are potent inhibitors of gastric acid secretion and can affect the optimal absorption of concomitant oral medications, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of PPI use on survival in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) patients treated in the targeted therapy era. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis of mRCC patients treated in phase II and III clinical trials...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644842/investigation-of-discriminant-metabolites-in-tamoxifen-resistant-and-choline-kinase-alpha-downregulated-breast-cancer-cells-using-1h-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Hoe Suk Kim, Lianji Tian, Hyeonjin Kim, Woo Kyung Moon
Metabolites linked to changes in choline kinase-α (CK-α) expression and drug resistance, which contribute to survival and autophagy mechanisms, are attractive targets for breast cancer therapies. We previously reported that autophagy played a causative role in driving tamoxifen (TAM) resistance of breast cancer cells (BCCs) and was also promoted by CK-α knockdown, resulting in the survival of TAM-resistant BCCs. There is no comparative study yet about the metabolites resulting from BCCs with TAM-resistance and CK-α knockdown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644820/investigation-of-real-tissue-water-equivalent-path-lengths-using-an-efficient-dose-extinction-method
#5
Rongxiao Zhang, Esther Baer, Kyung-Wook Jee, Gregory C Sharp, Jay Flanz, Hsiao-Ming Lu
For proton therapy, an accurate conversion of CT HU to relative stopping power (RSP) is essential. Validation of the conversion based on real tissue samples is more direct than the current practice solely based on tissue substitutes and can potentially address variations over the population. Based on a novel dose extinction method, we measured water equivalent path lengths (WEPL) on animal tissue samples to evaluate the accuracy of CT HU to RSP conversion and potential variations over a population. A broad proton beam delivered a spread out Bragg peak to the samples sandwiched between a water tank and a 2D ion-chamber detector...
June 23, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644315/management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-based-on-pathophysiological-evidence
#6
Bram D van Rhijn, Albert J Bredenoord
Over the past decades eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has been increasingly diagnosed, and significant progress has been made in our understanding of its pathophysiology. As EoE cannot be cured yet, treatment goals are suppression of disease activity and symptoms as well as the prevention of progression to a more severe disease phenotype. Disease-modifying treatment options can be divided into dietary therapy and immunosuppressive medications, of which topical steroids have been most investigated, yet are still prescribed off-label...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638276/gastric-juice-based-real-time-pcr-for-tailored-helicobacter-pylori-treatment-a-practical-approach
#7
Xianhui Peng, Zhiqiang Song, Lihua He, Sanren Lin, Yanan Gong, Lu Sun, Fei Zhao, Yixin Gu, Yuanhai You, Liya Zhou, Jianzhong Zhang
A gastric juice-based real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was established to identify Helicobacter pylori infection, clarithromycin susceptibility and human CYP2C19 genotypes and to guide the choice of proton pump inhibitor (PPI), clarithromycin and amoxicillin treatment for tailored H. pylori eradication therapy. From January 2013 to November 2014, 178 consecutive dyspeptic patients were enrolled for collection of gastric biopsy samples and gastric juice by endoscopy at the Peking University Third Hospital; 105 and 73 H...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635614/advanced-treatment-planning-using-direct-4d-optimisation-for-pencil-beam-scanned-particle-therapy
#8
Kinga Bernatowicz, Ye Zhang, Rosalind Lucy Perrin, Damien Charles Weber, Antony John Lomax
We report on development of a new four-dimensional (4D) optimisation approach for scanned proton beams, which incorporates both irregular motion patterns and the delivery dynamics of the treatment machine into the plan optimiser. Furthermore, we assess the effectiveness of this technique to reduce dose to critical structures in proximity to moving targets, while maintaining effective target dose homogeneity and coverage. The proposed approach has been tested using both a simulated phantom and a clinical liver cancer case, and allows for realistic 4D calculations and optimisation using irregular breathing patterns extracted from e...
June 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631728/acg-and-cag-clinical-guideline-management-of-dyspepsia
#9
Paul M Moayyedi, Brian E Lacy, Christopher N Andrews, Robert A Enns, Colin W Howden, Nimish Vakil
We have updated both the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) guidelines on dyspepsia in a joint ACG/CAG dyspepsia guideline. We suggest that patients ≥60 years of age presenting with dyspepsia are investigated with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to exclude organic pathology. This is a conditional recommendation and patients at higher risk of malignancy (such as spending their childhood in a high risk gastric cancer country or having a positive family history) could be offered an endoscopy at a younger age...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631017/proton-therapy-of-iris-melanoma-with-50%C3%A2-cge-influence-of-target-volume-on-clinical-outcome
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Aline I Riechardt, Bettina Karle, Dino Cordini, Jens Heufelder, Volker Budach, Antonia M Joussen, Johannes Gollrad
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate local tumour control, incidence of radiation-induced glaucoma and associated interventions of sector-based and whole anterior segment proton beam therapy (PBT) for the treatment of iris melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the data of 77 patients with iris melanoma who underwent PBT applied as 50 CGE in four daily fractions. Of the patients, 47 received PBT with a circular-shaped collimator and 30 with a conformal sector-shaped target volume...
June 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630340/enhancing-t1-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast-with-internalized-gadolinium-iii-in-a-multilayer-nanoparticle
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Valeria S Marangoni, Oara Neumann, Luke Henderson, Caterina C Kaffes, Hui Zhang, Runmin Zhang, Sandra Bishnoi, Ciceron Ayala-Orozco, Valtencir Zucolotto, James A Bankson, Peter Nordlander, Naomi J Halas
Multifunctional nanoparticles for biomedical applications have shown extraordinary potential as contrast agents in various bioimaging modalities, near-IR photothermal therapy, and for light-triggered therapeutic release processes. Over the past several years, numerous studies have been performed to synthesize and enhance MRI contrast with nanoparticles. However, understanding the MRI enhancement mechanism in a multishell nanoparticle geometry, and controlling its properties, remains a challenge. To systematically examine MRI enhancement in a nanoparticle geometry, we have synthesized MRI-active Au nanomatryoshkas...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630005/transgenerational-effects-of-proton-beam-irradiation-on-caenorhabditis-elegans-germline-apoptosis
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Hyemin Min, Minhee Sung, Miseol Son, Ichiro Kawasaki, Yhong-Hee Shims
When treating cancer using radiation therapy, it is critical to increase patient survival rates and to reduce side effects. In this respect, proton beam radiation treatment performs better than other radiation treatments because of its high target specificity. However, complications still remain after proton beam radiation treatment. Among them, the risk to progeny after irradiation of their parents is a major concern. In this study, we analyzed the transgenerational effects of proton beam irradiation using the model organism Caenorhabditis...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628496/proton-pump-inhibitor-and-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-therapy-for-the-management-of-noncardiac-chest-pain
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Nikos Viazis, Konstantina Katopodi, George Karamanolis, Konstantinos Denaxas, Lazaros Varytimiadis, Michail Galanopoulos, Emmanouela Tsoukali, Dimitirs Kamberoglou, Angeliki Christidou, Dimitrios G Karamanolis, George Papatheodoridis, Gerasimos J Mantzaris
INTRODUCTION: Although gastroesophageal reflux disease is the main cause of noncardiac chest pain (NCCP), proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) benefit a minority of patients. Our prospective study evaluated the effect of PPI and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on the different subtypes of NCCP characterized by impedance-pH monitoring. METHODS: All NCCP patients underwent impedance-pH monitoring and on the basis of the results, those with abnormal distal esophageal acid exposure received PPIs twice daily (group A), those with a positive symptom index for chest pain received citalopram 20 mg and PPI once daily (group B), and those with a negative symptom index for chest pain received citalopram 20 mg once daily (group C)...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627000/pencil-beam-scanned-protons-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-ewing-sarcoma
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Damien C Weber, Fritz R Murray, Dora Correia, Alessandra Bolsi, Martina Frei-Welte, Alessia Pica, Antony J Lomax, Ralf Schneider, Barbara Bachtiary
BACKGROUND: Few data exist regarding the clinical outcome of patients with Ewing sarcoma (EWS) treated with pencil beam scanning proton therapy (PT). We report the outcome of children, adolescents and young adults (AYA) treated with PT at the Paul Scherrer Institute. MATERIALS: Thirty-eight patients (median age, 9.9 years) received a median dose of 54.9 Gy(RBE) (where RBE is relative biologic effectiveness). Size of the tumor ranged from 1.7 to 24 cm. Most common primary site was axial/pelvic (n = 27; 71%)...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625473/effect-of-dir-uncertainty-on-prostate-passive-scattering-proton-therapy-dose-accumulation
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Yoshitomo Abe, Noriyuki Kadoya, Kazuhiro Arai, Yoshiki Takayama, Takahiro Kato, Kanako Kimura, Takashi Ono, Tatsuya Nakamura, Hitoshi Wada, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Keiichi Jingu
Deformable image registration (DIR) is important in dose accumulation. Currently, the impact of DIR-algorithm-associated uncertainties in proton therapy is unclear. Here, we quantify the effect of DIR uncertainties on prostate passive-scattering proton therapy (PSPT) dose accumulation. Ten patients with an intermediate risk for prostate cancer formerly treated by PSPT (PTV D95=78GyE) were studied. Dose distributions from all verification CT images (five images per patient) were warped and accumulated in the planning CT geometries with DIR...
June 15, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623412/long-term-follow-up-after-endoscopic-trans-sphenoidal-surgery-or-initial-observation-in-clivus-chordomas
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Jon Ramm-Pettersen, Radek Frič, Jon Berg-Johnsen
BACKGROUND: Resection of clivus chordomas through extensive skull base approaches is associated with high mortality and morbidity even in experienced hands. We report our experience with endoscopic trans-sphenoidal surgery, or a "wait-and-scan" strategy in selected patients. METHOD: Ten patients were diagnosed with clivus chordomas during an 8-year period. Six patients underwent primary treatment with endoscopic trans-sphenoidal surgery, followed by adjuvant proton-beam therapy in three of these patients...
June 16, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616396/management-for-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-elderly-patients-the-experience-of-a-tertiary-university-hospital
#17
Koichiro Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kurumi, Yohei Takeda, Kazuo Yashima, Hajime Isomoto
BACKGROUND: Peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) is the main cause of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). Endoscopic treatment and acid suppression with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are most important in the management of PUB and these treatments have reduced mortality. However, elderly patients sometimes have a poor prognostic outcome due to severe comorbidities. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 504 cases with acute non-variceal UGIB who were examined in our hospital, in order to reveal the risk factor of a poor outcome in elderly patients...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614248/endoscopic-variceal-ligation-induced-ulcer-bleeding-what-are-the-risk-factors-and-treatment-strategies
#18
Eunae Cho, Chung Hwan Jun, Sung Bum Cho, Chang Hwan Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew
This study was aimed to determine the risk factors of endoscopic variceal ligation-(EVL) induced ulcer bleeding.The prevalence of EVL-induced ulcer bleeding is reported to be 3.6%. However, there are only limited reports of this serious complication, and the risk factors and the treatment methods are not well established.A total of 430 patients who had undergone EVL in Chonnam National University Hospital from January 2014 to October 2016 were studied. EVL was performed for prophylaxis or acute hemorrhage. The patients were classified into 2 groups: a bleeding group (n = 33) and a non-bleeding group (n = 397)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613003/systematic-review-pharmacotherapy-for-high-output-enterostomies-or-enteral-fistulas
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F E E de Vries, L F Reeskamp, O van Ruler, I van Arum, W Kuin, G Dijksta, J W Haveman, M A Boermeester, M J Serlie
BACKGROUND: High-output enterocutaneous fistula or enterostomies can cause intestinal failure. There is a wide variety of options in medical management of patients with high output. AIM: To systematically review the literature on available pharmacotherapy to reduce output and to propose an algorithm for standard of care. METHODS: Relevant databases were systematically reviewed to identify studies on pharmacotherapy for reduction in (high-) output enterostomies or fistula...
June 14, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610699/an-accurate-model-for-the-computation-of-the-dose-of-protons-in-water
#20
A Embriaco, V E Bellinzona, A Fontana, A Rotondi
PURPOSE: The accurate and fast calculation of the dose in proton radiation therapy is an essential ingredient for successful treatments. We propose a novel approach with a minimal number of parameters. METHODS: The approach is based on the exact calculation of the electromagnetic part of the interaction, namely the Molière theory of the multiple Coulomb scattering for the transversal 1D projection and the Bethe-Bloch formula for the longitudinal stopping power profile, including a gaussian energy straggling...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
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