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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090633/magnetic-field-effects-on-particle-beams-and-their-implications-for-dose-calculation-in-mr-guided-particle-therapy
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Hermann Fuchs, Philipp Moser, Martin Gröschl, Dietmar Georg
PURPOSE: To investigate and model effects of magnetic fields on proton and carbonion beams for dose calculation. METHODS: In a first step Monte Carlo simulations using Gate 7.1/Geant4.10.0.p03 were performed for proton and carbon ion beams in magnetic fields ranging from 0 to 3 T. Initial particle energies ranged from 60-250 MeV (protons) and 120-400 MeV/u (carbon ions), respectively. The resulting dose distributions were analyzed focusing on beam deflection, dose deformation as well as the impact of material het- erogeneities...
January 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079669/the-irish-helicobacter-pylori-working-group-consensus-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-h-pylori-infection-in-adult-patients-in-ireland
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Sinead Smith, Breida Boyle, Denise Brennan, Martin Buckley, Paul Crotty, Maeve Doyle, Richard Farrell, Mary Hussey, David Kevans, Peter Malfertheiner, Francis Megraud, Sean Nugent, Anthony O'Connor, Colm O'Morain, Shiobhan Weston, Deirdre McNamara
BACKGROUND: Irish eradication rates for Helicobacter pylori are decreasing and there is an increase in the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These trends call into question current management strategies. OBJECTIVE: To establish an Irish Helicobacter pylori Working Group (IHPWG) to assess, revise and tailor current available recommendations. METHODS: Experts in the areas of gastroenterology and microbiology were invited to join the IHPWG...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079196/ultra-fast-charge-migration-competes-with-proton-transfer-in-the-early-chemistry-of-h2o%C3%AB
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Furong Wang, Uli Schmidhammer, Aurélien de La Lande, Mehran Mostafavi
Oxidation by the ultra-short lived radical cation of water, H2O˙(+), can potentially take place at the interface of water and numerous heterogeneous systems involved in radiation therapy, energy and environmental industries. The oxidation processes induced by H2O˙(+) can be mimicked in highly concentrated solutions where the nearest neighbors of H2O˙(+) may be molecules other than water. The reactivity of H2O˙(+) and D2O˙(+) is probed in hydrogenated and deuterated sulfuric acid solutions of various concentrations...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077128/treatment-planning-comparison-of-impt-vmat-and-4%C3%AF-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cases
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Angelia Tran, Jingjing Zhang, Kaley Woods, Victoria Yu, Dan Nguyen, Gary Gustafson, Lane Rosen, Ke Sheng
BACKGROUND: Intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT), non-coplanar 4π intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) represent the most advanced treatment methods based on heavy ion and X-rays, respectively. Here we compare their performance for prostate cancer treatment. METHODS: Ten prostate patients were planned using IMPT with robustness optimization, VMAT, and 4π to an initial dose of 54 Gy to a clinical target volume (CTV) that encompassed the prostate and seminal vesicles, then a boost prescription dose of 25...
January 11, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076696/proton-pump-inhibitors-for-preventing-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-gastrointestinal-toxicity-a-systematic-review
#5
Man Yang, Min He, Miao Zhao, Bing Zou, Jun Liu, Ling-Min Luo, Qiu-Lan Li, Jun-Hui He, Ping-Guang Lei
OBJECTIVE: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are recommended for preventing gastrointestinal lesions induced by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). We performed this study (1) to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of PPIs, (2) to explore the association between effectiveness and potential influential factors, and (3) to investigate the comparative effect of different PPIs. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched to identify randomized controlled trials comparing different classes of PPIs, or comparing PPIs with placebo, H2 receptor antagonists or misoprostol in NSAIDs users...
January 11, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073315/metabolically-active-3-dimensional-brown-adipose-tissue-engineered-from-white-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Jessica P Yang, Amy Elizabeth Anderson, Annemarie McCartney, Xavier Ory, Garret Ma, Elisa Pappalardo, Joel Bader, Jennifer Elisseeff
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) has a unique capacity to expend calories by decoupling energy expenditure from ATP production, therefore BAT could realize therapeutic potential to treat metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have investigated markers and function of native BAT, however, successful therapies will rely on methods that supplement the small existing pool of brown adipocytes in adult humans. In this study, we engineered BAT from both human and rat adipose precursors and determined whether these ex vivo constructs could mimic in vivo tissue form and metabolic function...
January 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072642/acute-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-associated-with-antibiotic-treatment-of-helicobacter-pylori-infections-a-review
#7
Nicholas H Neufeld, Nourhan S Mohamed, Nikola Grujich, Kenneth Shulman
Helicobacter pylori infects half the global population. Because serious complications can result from this infection, a so-called "triple therapy" is recommended: treatment with a proton-pump inhibitor and clarithromycin, along with amoxicillin or metronidazole. Although these antibiotics have been associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms, it is difficult to disentangle the effects of antibiotics from the effects of acute infections that may precipitate acute neuropsychiatric symptoms. Study of patients with chronic H...
January 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068248/clinical-implementation-of-dual-energy-ct-for-proton-treatment-planning-on-pseudo-monoenergetic-ct-scans
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Patrick Wohlfahrt, Christian Möhler, Volker Hietschold, Stefan Menkel, Steffen Greilich, Mechthild Krause, Michael Baumann, Wolfgang Enghardt, Christian Richter
PURPOSE: To determine whether a standardized clinical application of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) for proton treatment planning based on pseudomonoenergetic CT scans (MonoCTs) is feasible and increases the precision of proton therapy in comparison with single-energy CT (SECT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: To define an optimized DECT protocol, CT scan settings were analyzed experimentally concerning beam hardening, image quality, and influence on the heuristic conversion of CT numbers into stopping-power ratios (SPRs) and were compared with SECT scans with identical CT dose...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068231/establishing-evidence-based-indications-for-proton-therapy-an-overview-of-current-clinical-trials
#9
Mark V Mishra, Sameer Aggarwal, Soren M Bentzen, Nancy Knight, Minesh P Mehta, William F Regine
PURPOSE: To review and assess ongoing proton beam therapy (PBT) clinical trials and to identify major gaps. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Active PBT clinical trials were identified from clinicaltrials.gov and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Platform Registry. Data on clinical trial disease site, age group, projected patient enrollment, expected start and end dates, study type, and funding source were extracted. RESULTS: A total of 122 active PBT clinical trials were identified, with target enrollment of >42,000 patients worldwide...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065864/value-of-ph-regulators-in-the-diagnosis-prognosis-and-treatment-of-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Sara Granja, Diana Tavares-Valente, Odília Queirós, Fátima Baltazar
Altered metabolism, associated with acidification of the extracellular milieu, is one of the major features of cancer. As pH regulation is crucial for the maintenance of all biological functions, cancer cells rely on the activity of lactate exporters and proton transporters to regulate their intracellular pH. The major players in cancer pH regulation are proton pump ATPases, sodium-proton exchangers (NHEs), monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs), carbonic anhydrases (CAs) and anion exchangers (AEs), which have been shown to be upregulated in several human malignancies...
January 5, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063681/is-fundoplication-required-after-the-foker-procedure-for-long-gap-esophageal-atresia
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Dylan Wanaguru, Catherine Langusch, Usha Krishnan, Vincent Varjavandi, Ashish Jiwane, Susan Adams, Guy Henry
BACKGROUND: Fundoplication has been performed almost universally in children treated with the Foker procedure (FP) for long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA). We report our experience with pharmacological management and endoscopic surveillance rather than early routine fundoplication in infants treated with the FP. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of all children treated with the Foker procedure at our institution. RESULTS: Nine children have undergone the FP since 2007...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062086/proton-beam-therapy-for-olfactory-neuroblastoma
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Naoki Nakamura, Sadamoto Zenda, Makoto Tahara, Susumu Okano, Ryuichi Hayashi, Hidehiro Hojo, Kenji Hotta, Satoe Kito, Atsushi Motegi, Satoko Arahira, Hidenobu Tachibana, Tetsuo Akimoto
PURPOSE: To clarify the efficacy and feasibility of proton beam therapy (PBT) for olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed 42 consecutive patients who received PBT with curative intent for ONB at National Cancer Center Hospital East from November 1999 to March 2012. RESULTS: Five patients (12%) had Kadish A disease, nine (21%) had Kadish B, and twenty-eight (67%) had Kadish C. All patients except one received a total dose of 65Gy (relative biological effectiveness: RBE) in 26 fractions...
January 3, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056391/proton-pump-inhibitors-on-pancreatic-cancer-risk-and-survival
#13
Malcolm D Kearns, Ben Boursi, Yu-Xiao Yang
BACKGROUND: Hypergastrinemia may promote the development and progression of pancreatic cancer. Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy is known to cause hypergastrinemia. We sought to determine the association between PPI therapy and the risk of developing pancreatic cancer as well as survival following pancreatic cancer diagnosis. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study and a retrospective cohort study in The Health Improvement Network (THIN), a medical records database representative of the UK population...
January 2, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056333/-recommendation-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-gastrointestinal-ulcers-and-its-complications
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a broad class of non glucocorticoid drugs which are extensively used in anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic therapies. However, NSAIDs may cause many side effects, most commonly in gastrointestinal(GI) tract. Cardiovascular system, kidney, liver, central nervous system and hematopoietic system are also involved. NSAID-induced GI side effects not only endanger the patients' health, increase mortality, but also greatly increase the cost of medical care...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052648/neurocognitive-and-psychological-functioning-of-children-with-an-intracranial-germ-cell-tumor
#15
Younghee Park, Eun-Seung Yu, Boram Ha, Hyeon-Jin Park, Jong-Heun Kim, Joo-Young Kim
Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate the neurocognitive functioning of children with intracranial germ cell tumor (IGCT) prior to receiving proton beam therapy (PBT), and to identify differential characteristics of their neurocognitive functioning depending on tumor location. As a secondary object of this study, neurocognitive functions were followed up at 1-2 years after PBT to examine early post-treatment changes. Material and Methods: Between 2008 and 2014, 34 children with IGCT treated who received PBT at National Cancer Center, Korea were enrolled in this study...
January 4, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052268/microbiota-plays-a-key-role-in-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-small-intestinal-damage
#16
Koji Otani, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Toshio Watanabe, Sunao Shimada, Yuji Nadatani, Yasuaki Nagami, Fumio Tanaka, Noriko Kamata, Hirokazu Yamagami, Masatsugu Shiba, Kazunari Tominaga, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Tetsuo Arakawa
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) damage the small intestine by causing multiple erosions and ulcers. However, to date, no established therapies and prophylactic agents are available to treat such damages. We reviewed the role of intestinal microbiota in NSAID-induced intestinal damage and identified potential therapeutic candidates. SUMMARY: The composition of the intestinal microbiota is an important factor in the pathophysiology of NSAID-induced small intestinal damage...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049442/analyzing-the-influence-of-gastric-intestinal-metaplasia-on-gastric-ulcer-healing-in-helicobacter-pylori-infected-patients-without-atrophic-gastritis
#17
Li-Wei Chen, Liang-Che Chang, Chung-Ching Hua, Bor-Jen Hsieh, Shuo-Wei Chen, Rong-Nan Chien
BACKGROUND: Gastric epithelial hyper-proliferation was reported in patients with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)-infected gastric mucosa with intestinal metaplasia (IM) changes. In patients with gastric ulcer (GU) and IM, the GU may have a different healing rate in comparison to patients without IM. This study aimed to compare the difference in GU healing between H. pylori-infected patients with IM and those without IM. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients at the Keelung Chung Gung Memorial Hospital during the period from March 2005 to January 2011...
January 3, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048917/su-f-j-201-validation-study-of-proton-radiography-against-ct-data-for-quantitative-imaging-of-anatomical-changes-in-head-and-neck-patients
#18
A Hammi, D Weber, A Lomax
PURPOSE: In clinical pencil-beam-scanned (PBS) proton therapy, the advantage of the characteristic sharp dose fall-off after the Bragg Peak (BP) becomes a disadvantage if the BP positions of a plan's constituent pencil beams are shifted, eg.due to anatomical changes. Thus, for fractionated PBS proton therapy, accurate knowledge of the water equivalent path length (WEPL) of the traversed anatomy is critical. In this work we investigate the feasibility of using 2D proton range maps (proton radiography, PR) with the active-scanning gantry at PSI...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048906/su-f-t-666-molecular-targeted-gold-nanorods-enhances-the-rbe-of-proton-therapy
#19
A Khoo, N Sahoo, S Krishnan, P Diagaradjane
PURPOSE: In recent years, proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT) has gained significant attention in the treatment of tumors in anatomically complex locations. However, the therapeutic benefit of PBRT is limited by a relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of just 1.1. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether this limitation can be overcome by artificially enhancing the RBE using molecular-targeted gold nanorods (GNRs). METHODS: Molecular-targeting of GNRs was accomplished using Cetuximab (antibody specific to epidermal growth factor receptor that is over-expressed in tumors) conjugated GNRs (cGNRs) and their binding affinity to Head and Neck cancer cells was confirmed using dark field microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048899/we-fg-202-09-voxel-level-analysis-of-adverse-treatment-response-in-pediatric-patients-treated-for-ependymoma-with-passive-scattering-proton-therapy
#20
C Peeler, D Mirkovic, U Titt, D Grosshans, R Mohan
PURPOSE: We identified patients treated for ependymoma with passive scattering proton therapy who subsequently developed treatment-related imaging changes on MRI. We sought to determine if there is any spatial correlation between imaged response, dose, and LET. METHODS: A group of 14 patients treated for ependymoma were identified as having post-treatment MR imaging changes observable as T2-FLAIR hyperintensity with or without enhancement on T1 post-contrast sequences...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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