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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434027/can-ultrasound-be-used-as-the-primary-imaging-in-children-with-suspected-crohn-disease
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Timothy L Tsai, Megan B Marine, Matthew R Wanner, Matthew L Cooper, Steven J Steiner, Fangqian Ouyang, S Gregory Jennings, Boaz Karmazyn
BACKGROUND: There is growing literature on the use of ultrasound (US) for evaluation of Crohn disease in adults, but few studies have been conducted on children. Several studies demonstrated high accuracy of US in the diagnosis of Crohn disease. Using US as the primary screening imaging modality for Crohn disease can reduce health care costs, the need for sedation and ionizing radiation exposure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to determine if US can be used for screening evaluation of pediatric Crohn disease...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428908/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-colon-from-esophageal-cancer
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Natasha Garg, Constance Stoehr, Yan Shi Zhao, Heather Rojas, Chung-Tsen Hsueh
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma represents 4% of all cancers in the United States. Patients with esophageal cancer frequently present with locally advanced disease, and about 40% of patients have evidence of metastatic disease on presentation. Common sites of metastasis include liver, lung and bone. Here, we present a rare case of colonic metastasis from primary esophageal SCC. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Caucasian male with a history of 20-pack-year cigarette smoking received surgery and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced SCC of larynx...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427169/therapeutic-role-of-glutamine-in-management-of-radiation-enteritis-a-meta-analysis-of-13-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
De-Dong Cao, Hui-Lin Xu, Min Xu, Xiang-Yun Qian, Zhu-Cheng Yin, Wei Ge
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the clinical efficacy of glutamine in treating radiation enteritis in cancer patients treated with radiotherapy. METHODS: Electronic databases including Pubmed, Embase, the Cochrane library, and CNKI were systematically searched, until April 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) of glutamine in the treatment of radiation enteritis in cancer patients were searched, and RevMan 5.3 software was used for Meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 13 RCTs were included, involving 979 patients...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425193/health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-from-a-contemporary-prostate-cancer-registry-in-a-large-diverse-population
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Gary W Chien, Jeff M Slezak, Teresa N Harrison, Howard Jung, Joy S Gelfond, Chengyi Zhang, Edward Wu, Richard Contreras, Ronald K Loo, Steven J Jacobsen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients with prostate cancer up to 24 months after treatment in a contemporary large diverse population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer from March 2011 to January 2014 in our healthcare system were included. The Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC-26) questionnaire was administered before treatment, and at 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after treatment up to November 2014 for all methods of treatment...
April 19, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410686/relations-between-doses-cumulated-in-bone-marrow-and-dose-delivery-techniques-during-radiation-therapy-of-cervical-and-endometrial-cancer
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Agata Jodda, Bartosz Urbański, Tomasz Piotrowski, Julian Malicki
PURPOSE: To compare normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) and average doses in the bone marrow (BM), obtained for five different radiotherapy delivery and planning strategies of cervical and endometrial cancer. MATERIAL/METHODS: 50 patients were taken to analysis. For each case, 3 different dose delivery techniques were used: 4-field, X15MV, 3DCRT; 7-field, X6MV, IMRT; and 2-arc, X6MV, VMAT. Two optimization scenarios were used for the IMRT and VMAT plans generation: with (+) and without (-) the inclusion of the BM as an optimized structure...
April 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387079/-how-i-explore-%C3%A2-crohn-s-disease-by-various-imaging-modalities
#6
C Desir, C Coimbra, M Decker, C Reenaers, C Van Kemseke, P Latour, E Louis, P Meunier
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by recurrent and/or chronic lesions, leading to cumulative structural bowel damage. It is established that the correlation between symptoms and intestinal lesions is weak. Therefore, monitoring by frequent cross-sectional imaging is proposed to assess the disease activity. There is no consensus about the preferred imaging option. Priority is given to non-radiating modalities, such as ultrasonography and MRI. Tomodensitometry will be reserved for emergency cases...
January 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379660/quality-of-life-after-post-prostatectomy-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-to-the-prostate-bed-with-or-without-the-use-of-gold-fiducial-markers-for-image-guidance-or-higher-total-radiotherapy-doses
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Yazan A Abuodeh, Arash O Naghavi, Tzu-Hua Juan, Zhenjun Ma, Richard B Wilder
PURPOSE: To evaluate quality of life (QoL) after post-prostatectomy intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in the "adjuvant" setting starting within 4 months of radical prostatectomy for adverse features; and "salvage" setting for a PSA≥0.2ng/mL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 130 patients who underwent IMRT to the prostate bed±gold fiducial marker placement for image guidance to 64.8-72.0Gy (median, 70.2Gy) between 2004 and 2013. Higher doses were defined as 70...
April 6, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376419/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-a-diagnosis-to-be-kept-in-mind-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ali Salem, Labib Al Ozaibi, Suad Mohamed Maher Nassif, Rufaida Abdel Gadir Satti Osman, Nisreen Mohammed Al Abed, Faisal Mohmmed Badri
INTRODUCTION: Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome or what is called Wiklie's syndrome is one of the rare causes of small bowel obstruction. Its exact incidence is not known. It is due to decrease in Aortomesenteric angle. CASE PRESENTATION: A thirty-Four-year old male patient presented to our accident and emergency (department) with 3days history of epigastric pain, which was not radiating anywhere. It had no aggravating or relieving factors. Patient complained of repeated attack of vomiting as well...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366105/late-radiation-induced-bowel-syndromes-tobacco-smoking-age-at-treatment-and-time-since-treatment-gynecological-cancer-survivors
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Gunnar Steineck, Fei Sjöberg, Viktor Skokic, Cecilia Bull, Ulrica Wilderäng, Eleftheria Alevronta, Gail Dunberger, Karin Bergmark, Rebecka Jörnsten
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether smoking; age at time of radiotherapy or time since radiotherapy influence the intensity of late radiation-induced bowel syndromes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have previously identified 28 symptoms decreasing bowel health among 623 gynecological-cancer survivors (three to twelve years after radiotherapy) and 344 matched population-based controls. The 28 symptoms were grouped into five separate late bowel syndromes through factor analysis...
April 1, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362210/solar-radiation-is-inversely-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-admissions
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Francisca Jaime, Maria C Riutort, Manuel Alvarez-Lobos, Rodrigo Hoyos-Bachiloglu, Carlos A Camargo, Arturo Borzutzky
OBJECTIVE: To explore the associations between latitude and solar radiation with inflammatory bowel disease admission rates in Chile, the country with the largest variation in solar radiation in the world. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is an ecological study, which included data on all hospital-admitted population for inflammatory bowel disease between 2001 and 2012, according to different latitudes and solar radiation exposures in Chile. The data were acquired from the national hospital discharge database from the Department of Health Statistics and Information of the Chilean Ministry of Health...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358595/treatment-of-enterocutaneous-fistulas-then-and-now
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Luis Alfonso Ortiz, Bin Zhang, Maureen Walsh McCarthy, Haytham M A Kaafarani, Peter Fagenholz, David R King, Marc De Moya, George Velmahos, Daniel Dante Yeh
BACKGROUND: An enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) is an aberrant connection between the gastrointestinal tract and the skin or atmosphere (enteroatmospheric fistula [EAF]). Multimodal treatment includes surgical procedures, nutrition support, and wound care. We evaluated our practice and compared our outcomes with previous results published from our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of hospitalized ECF/EAF patients admitted between January 2011 and November 2015...
March 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347526/the-role-of-imaging-in-the-preoperative-assessment-of-children-with-inflammatory-colitis
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Natashia M Seemann, Shilpa Radhakrishnan, Aaron Gazendam, Sebastian K King, Michelle Falkiner, Nicholas Shkumat, Mary-Louise C Greer, Jacob C Langer
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is essential for surgical planning. This study compared the accuracy, safety, and utility of small bowel follow-through (SBFT) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) for detecting small bowel (SB) involvement preoperatively. METHODS: A retrospective review of children who underwent colectomy for inflammatory bowel disease (2000-2014) was performed. Preoperative SBFT and MRE were independently reviewed by two radiologists blinded to clinical data...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344789/a-ppar-gamma-agonist-protects-from-radiation-induced-intestinal-toxicity
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Monica Mangoni, Mariangela Sottili, Chiara Gerini, Isacco Desideri, Cinzia Bastida, Stefania Pallotta, Francesca Castiglione, Pierluigi Bonomo, Icro Meattini, Daniela Greto, Sabrina Cappelli, Lucia Di Brina, Mauro Loi, Giampaolo Biti, Lorenzo Livi
OBJECTIVE: Because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, anti-apoptotic and anti-neoplastic properties, the PPAR-γ agonist rosiglitazone is an interesting drug for investigating for use in the prevention and treatment of radiation-induced intestinal damage. We aimed to evaluate the radioprotective effect of rosiglitazone in a murine model of acute intestinal damage, assessing whether radioprotection is selective for normal tissues or also occurs in tumour cells. METHODS: Mice were total-body irradiated (12 Gy), with or without rosiglitazone (5 mg/kg/day)...
March 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343660/a-pilot-study-of-ultrasound-elastography-as-a-non-invasive-method-to-monitor-liver-disease-in-children-with-short-bowel-syndrome
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Daniel Lodwick, Molly Dienhart, Jennifer N Cooper, Bonita Fung, Joseph Lopez, Sally Smith, Patrick Warren, Jane Balint, Peter C Minneci
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in determining extent of liver fibrosis in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS). METHODS: This prospective cohort study included pediatric patients with SBS who underwent ultrasound with ARFI measurements of shear wave speed (SWS) and liver biopsy within 30days of each other between 12/2014-9/2015. The mean and median SWS were compared to the stage of fibrosis...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333014/single-nucleotide-polymorphism-tgf%C3%AE-1-r25p-correlates-with-acute-toxicity-during-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-rectal-cancer-patients
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J Joshua Smith, Isaac Wasserman, Sarah A Milgrom, Oliver S Chow, Chin-Tung Chen, Sujata Patil, Karyn A Goodman, Julio Garcia-Aguilar
PURPOSE: To validate the finding of an association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and toxicity during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in rectal cancer patients, in an independent population. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The cohort consisted of 165 patients who received CRT for rectal cancer from 2006 to 2012. Prospectively recorded toxicity information, graded according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 3.0, was retrieved from the medical record...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324093/association-between-radiation-therapy-surgery-or-observation-for-localized-prostate-cancer-and-patient-reported-outcomes-after-3-years
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Daniel A Barocas, JoAnn Alvarez, Matthew J Resnick, Tatsuki Koyama, Karen E Hoffman, Mark D Tyson, Ralph Conwill, Dan McCollum, Matthew R Cooperberg, Michael Goodman, Sheldon Greenfield, Ann S Hamilton, Mia Hashibe, Sherrie H Kaplan, Lisa E Paddock, Antoinette M Stroup, Xiao-Cheng Wu, David F Penson
Importance: Understanding the adverse effects of contemporary approaches to localized prostate cancer treatment could inform shared decision making. Objective: To compare functional outcomes and adverse effects associated with radical prostatectomy, external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), and active surveillance. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective, population-based, cohort study involving 2550 men (≤80 years) diagnosed in 2011-2012 with clinical stage cT1-2, localized prostate cancer, with prostate-specific antigen levels less than 50 ng/mL, and enrolled within 6 months of diagnosis...
March 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306228/diagnosis-natural-history-and-management-in-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#17
Peter H Byers, John Belmont, James Black, Julie De Backer, Michael Frank, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Diana Johnson, Melanie Pepin, Leema Robert, Lynn Sanders, Nigel Wheeldon
Vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is an uncommon genetic disorders characterized by arterial aneurysm, dissection and rupture, bowel rupture, and rupture of the gravid uterus. The frequency is estimated as 1/50,000-1/200,000 and results from pathogenic variants in COL3A1, which encodes the chains of type III procollagen, a major protein in vessel walls and hollow organs. Initial diagnosis depends on the recognitions of clinical features, including family history. Management is complex and requires multiple specialists who can respond to and manage the major complications...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298964/magnetic-resonance-enterography-in-crohn-s-disease-how-we-do-it-and-common-imaging-findings
#18
REVIEW
Annalisa Mantarro, Paola Scalise, Elisa Guidi, Emanuele Neri
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, with unpredictable clinical course by phases of relapses alternating with other of quiescence. The etiology is multifactorial and is still not completely known; globally the westernization of lifestyle is causing an increasing incidence of CD, with peak age of 20-30 years. The diagnostic workup begins with the evaluation of the clinical history, physical examination and laboratory tests. However, the clinical assessment is subjected interobserver variability and, occasionally, the symptoms of acute and chronic inflammation may be indistinguishable...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297436/simultaneously-integrated-boost-sib-spares-oar-and-reduces-treatment-time-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
#19
Christine H Feng, Yasmin Hasan, Malgorzata Kopec, Hania A Al-Hallaq
We performed a dosimetric comparison of sequential IMRT (sIMRT) and simultaneously integrated boost (SIB) IMRT to boost PET-avid lymph nodes while concurrently treating pelvic targets to determine the potential of SIB IMRT to reduce overall treatment duration in locally advanced cervical cancer. Ten patients receiving definitive radiation therapy were identified retrospectively. RTOG consensus guidelines were followed to delineate the clinical target volume and organs at risk (OAR), which were then expanded per IMRT consortium guidelines to yield the planning target volume (PTV)...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291546/acute-toxicity-and-surgical-complications-after-preoperative-chemo-radiation-therapy-for-rectal-cancer-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
Steven L Bosch, Stefan J van Rooijen, Guus M J Bökkerink, Hidde J W Braam, Lauranne A A P Derikx, Philip Poortmans, Corrie A M Marijnen, Iris D Nagtegaal, Johannes H W de Wilt
PURPOSE: Preoperative therapy reduces local recurrences and may facilitate surgery in rectal cancer patients. However, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) this treatment is often withheld due to the perceived risk of excessive side-effects, even though evidence is limited. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of preoperative therapy on acute toxicity and post-operative complications in IBD patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: The Dutch pathology registry (PALGA) was searched for patients with IBD and rectal cancer treated between January 1991 and May 2010...
April 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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