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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740937/impact-of-prone-versus-supine-positioning-on-small-bowel-dose-with-pelvic-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Victor J Gonzalez, Craig R Hullett, Lindsay Burt, Prema Rassiah-Szegedi, Vikren Sarkar, Jonathan D Tward, Lisa J Hazard, Y Jessica Huang, Bill J Salter, David K Gaffney
PURPOSE: To report the results of a prospective study that compares small bowel doses during prone and supine pelvic intensity modulated radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten patients receiving pelvic radiation therapy each had 2 intensity modulated radiation therapy plans generated: supine and prone on a belly board (PBB). Computed tomography on rails was performed weekly throughout treatment in both positions (10 scans per patient). After image fusion, doses to small bowel (SB) loops and clinical target volume were calculated for each scan...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740924/sociodemographic-disparities-in-the-utilization-of-proton-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-at-an-urban-academic-center
#2
Kristina D Woodhouse, Wei-Ting Hwang, Neha Vapiwala, Akansha Jain, Xingmei Wang, Stefan Both, Meera Shah, Marquise Frazier, Peter Gabriel, John P Christodouleas, Zelig Tochner, Curtiland Deville
PURPOSE: Despite increasing use, proton therapy (PT) remains a relatively limited resource. The purpose of this study was to assess clinical and demographic differences in PT use for prostate cancer compared to intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) at a single institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All patients with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer (N = 633) who underwent definitive radiation therapy between 2010 and 2015 were divided into PT (n = 508) and IMRT (n = 125) comparison groups and compared using χ(2) and independent sample t tests...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737067/confirmed-and-suspected-foreign-body-injuries-in-children-during-2008-2013-a-hospital-based-single-center-study-in-oulu-university-hospital
#3
J-J Sinikumpu, W Serlo
INTRODUCTION: Foreign body injuries are common in children. Most of them are not serious but they can be fatal. A suspected foreign body injury in a child results in a high rate of hospitalizations, exposure to radiation, and need for intervention. This study aimed to analyze the current epidemiology of in-hospital or out of hospital treated foreign object injuries and suspected foreign body injuries in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All children <16 years of age (N = 152) who suffered or were suspected to suffer (N = 63) from a foreign body injury and were treated in a pediatric trauma unit of Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland, over a 6-year study period (2008-2013) were included...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730167/the-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-anal-pain
#4
Weiming Mao, Xiujun Liao, Wenjing Wu, Yanyan Yu, Guangen Yang
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes and psychological distress in patients with chronic idiopathic anal pain. The study was conducted on patients referred to Hangzhou Third Hospital for chronic anal pain from January, 2010 to December, 2014. Patient demographics, clinical history, anorectal physiology, and radiological imaging data were recorded for all patients. The treatment outcome was noted for patients treated and followed up for more than 6 month at the present unit...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721888/long-term-quality-of-life-in-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-cesium-131
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Scott M Glaser, Katherine S Chen, Ronald M Benoit, Ryan P Smith, Sushil Beriwal
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term patient-reported quality of life (QOL) scores in men with prostate cancer treated at our institution with (131)Cs prostate brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients treated more than 4 years ago with (131)Cs (n=290) were asked to fill out an Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC) QOL questionnaire and American Urological Association Symptom Score (AUASS) survey, before treatment and at each follow-up appointment. We compared patients' EPIC and AUA scores at baseline with scores at a last follow-up of at least 4 years after treatment using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720359/functional-outcomes-following-radical-cystectomy-in-women-with-bladder-cancer-a-systematic-review
#6
REVIEW
Angela B Smith, Karen Crowell, Michael E Woods, Eric M Wallen, Raj S Pruthi, Matthew E Nielsen, Cheryl T Lee
CONTEXT: Gender-specific functional and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes following radical cystectomy (RC) for bladder cancer (BCa) remain unclear, with many studies excluding women from the study population. OBJECTIVE: To better characterize female-specific functional outcomes following RC and urinary diversion for BCa. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a critical review of PubMed/Medline and Embase in August 2015 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis statement...
February 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711481/simultaneous-integrated-boost-sib-for-treatment-of-gynecologic-carcinoma-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-imrt-vs-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-radiotherapy
#7
Irina Vergalasova, Kim Light, Junzo Chino, Oana Craciunescu
The aim of this study was to quantitatively compare dosimetric criteria between intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans for patients undergoing radiation treatment of gynecologic carcinoma with a simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) technique. IMRT and VMAT plans were retrospectively analyzed for 20 patients. The elective volume was planned to receive 45 Gy in 25 fractions of 1.8 Gy, with the integrated boost volume (involved nodes) receiving 55 Gy simultaneously...
July 12, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710577/detection-of-small-bowel-tumours-with-ct-enteroclysis-using-carbon-dioxide-and-virtual-enteroscopy-a-preliminary-study
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Anthony Dohan, Mourad Boudiaf, Xavier Dray, Elia Samaha, Christophe Cellier, Marine Camus, Clarisse Eveno, Raphael Dautry, Philippe Soyer
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the feasibility, tolerance and performance of virtual enteroscopy (VE) using carbon dioxide for small-bowel distension in patients with suspected small-bowel tumours (SBTs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: After IRB approval, 17 patients with suspected SBTs were prospectively included. Radiation dose was compared to 34 matched patients (2 for 1) for age, gender and body weight, who had undergone CT-enteroclysis with neutral contrast (CTE)...
July 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707144/efficacy-and-safety-of-argon-plasma-coagulation-in-the-management-of-extensive-chronic-radiation-proctitis-after-pelvic-radiotherapy-for-cervical-carcinoma
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Shyama Prem Sudha, D Kadambari
INTRODUCTION: Chronic radiation proctitis (CRP) usually develops 90 days or more after radiation. Currently, there is no standard available for the treatment of CRP. In argon plasma coagulation, monopolar diathermy is used to ionise the argon gas which coagulates the telengiectatic vessels in a noncontact fashion. However, there are very few studies which have reported its use in extensive CRP. We report the efficacy and safety of APC in seven patients with recurrent, extensive grade 3 radiation proctitis...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705931/proof-of-concept-design-and-initial-evaluation-of-a-new-device-to-measure-gastrointestinal-transit-time
#10
Robert H Wagner, Bital Savir-Baruch, James Halama, Mukund Venu, Medhat Gabriel, Davide Bova
Chronic constipation and gastrointestinal motility disorders constitute a large part of a gastroenterology practice and represent a significant impact on patient quality of life and lifestyle. In most cases, medications are prescribed to alleviate symptoms without an objective measurement of response. Commonly used current investigations of gastrointestinal transit times are limited to radiopaque markers or electronic capsules. Repeated use of these techniques is limited due to radiation exposure or the significant cost of the devices...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705082/projected-improvements-in-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-using-a-novel-breast-stereotactic-radiotherapy-device-a-dosimetric-analysis
#11
James W Snider, Yildirim Mutaf, Elizabeth Nichols, Andrea Hall, Patrick Vadnais, William F Regine, Steven J Feigenberg
Accelerated partial breast irradiation has caused higher than expected rates of poor cosmesis. At our institution, a novel breast stereotactic radiotherapy device has demonstrated dosimetric distributions similar to those in brachytherapy. This study analyzed comparative dose distributions achieved with the device and intensity-modulated radiation therapy accelerated partial breast irradiation. Nine patients underwent computed tomography simulation in the prone position using device-specific immobilization on an institutional review board-approved protocol...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694116/effect-of-bladder-distension-on-doses-to-organs-at-risk-in-pulsed-dose-rate-3d-image-guided-adaptive-brachytherapy-for-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer
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Jean Philippe Nesseler, Claire Charra-Brunaud, Julia Salleron, Jean François Py, Andres Huertas, Emilie Meknaci, Florent Courrech, Didier Peiffert, Sophie Renard-Oldrini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of bladder distension on doses to organs at risk in patients treated with 3D image-guided adaptive pulsed-dose-rate (PDR) brachytherapy (BT) for locally advanced cervical cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-two patients who had previously been treated by external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), underwent BT treatment planning to a pelvic MRI (or a CT scan in case of contraindication) after their bladder was filled with 100 cc of physiological saline (full bladder)...
July 7, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689778/urinary-diversion-with-versus-without-bowel-anastomosis-in-patients-with-existing-colostomy-a-multi-institutional-study
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Katherine J Cotter, Ronak A Gor, Mary R Kwaan, Yunhua Fan, Piyush Pathak, Jeremy B Myers, Sean P Elliott
OBJECTIVE: To describe the short-term outcomes with the bowel anastomosis vs. no bowel anastomosis approach in adult patients undergoing urinary diversion. METHODS: Chart review was performed of adults undergoing urinary diversion from 2006-2015. Patients with a pre-existing colostomy were divided into a no bowel anastomosis (NBA) and bowel anastomosis (BA) group. Post-operative complications were recorded per the Clavien-Dindo system. Variables were compared using the bowel anastomosis group as a control...
July 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679552/randomized-controlled-trial-of-dietary-fiber-for-the-prevention-of-radiation-induced-gastrointestinal-toxicity-during-pelvic-radiotherapy
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Linda Wedlake, Clare Shaw, Helen McNair, Amyn Lalji, Kabir Mohammed, Tanya Klopper, Lindsey Allan, Diana Tait, Maria Hawkins, Navita Somaiah, Susan Lalondrelle, Alexandra Taylor, Nicholas VanAs, Alexandra Stewart, Sharadah Essapen, Heather Gage, Kevin Whelan, H Jervoise N Andreyev
Background: Therapeutic radiotherapy is an important treatment of pelvic cancers. Historically, low-fiber diets have been recommended despite a lack of evidence and potentially beneficial mechanisms of fiber.Objective: This randomized controlled trial compared low-, habitual-, and high-fiber diets for the prevention of gastrointestinal toxicity in patients undergoing pelvic radiotherapy.Design: Patients were randomly assigned to low-fiber [≤10 g nonstarch polysaccharide (NSP)/d], habitual-fiber (control), or high-fiber (≥18 g NSP/d) diets and received individualized counseling at the start of radiotherapy to achieve these targets...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675266/-diarrhea-caused-by-systemic-anti-cancer-treatments
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Irma Dischl-Antonioni, Grégoire Berthod, Philippe Hiroz, Sandro Anchisi
Diarrhea is one of the most common complaints in oncologic patients. Causes are multiple including bowel resection, infections, radiation and systemic anti-cancer treatments. In the latter case, the pathophysiology is partially elucidated and requires the etiology to be precisely identified : chemotherapy, targeted therapy or immunotherapy. Loperamide remains central in uncomplicated cases. However, with development of immunotherapy, autoimmune mechanism should be recognized and requires different approach based mainly on corticosteroids...
September 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668472/phase-i-dose-escalation-study-of-concurrent-palliative-radiation-therapy-with-sorafenib-in-three-anatomical-cohorts-thorax-abdomen-pelvis-the-tap-study
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Louise Murray, Joseph Longo, Jonathan Wan, Caroline Chung, Lisa Wang, Laura Dawson, Michael Milosevic, Amit Oza, Anthony Brade
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate the tolerability and maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of sorafenib administered concurrently with palliative radiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In patients with incurable cancer, sorafenib was escalated independently in three cohorts based on irradiation site: thorax, abdomen or pelvis. Sorafenib was administered days 1-28 and radiotherapy (30Gy in 10 fractions) was delivered days 8-12 and 15-19. Dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) were acute grade 3+ toxicities attributable to radiotherapy...
July 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628542/a-rare-intramedullary-spinal-cord-metastasis-from-a-retroperitoneal-leiomyosarcoma-presenting-as-a-non-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Andrew Lamberth Parker, Terrence Pugh, Mark A Hirsch
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare but well-recognized malignant soft tissue sarcoma of smooth muscle origin. Metastases commonly occur in the lungs, liver, kidney, brain, and bone. Cases of metastatic osseous lesions or other extradural space-occupying masses secondary to LMS leading to neurologic compromise are relatively commonplace in the literature. Conversely, cases of intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM), an unusual entity as a sequela of any cancer, are exceedingly rare as a consequence of LMS. Only 2 cases of an ISCM from LMS are currently documented in the literature, and to the best of our knowledge, no case is described in the rehabilitation literature...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624334/seasonality-and-autoimmune-diseases-the-contribution-of-the-four-seasons-to-the-mosaic-of-autoimmunity
#18
REVIEW
Abdulla Watad, Shir Azrielant, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Kassem Sharif, Paula David, Itay Katz, Gali Aljadeff, Mariana Quaresma, Galya Tanay, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a heterogeneous groups of diseases that occur as a results of loss of tolerance to self antigens. While the etiopathogeneis remain obscure, different environmental factors were suggested to have a role in the development of autoimmunity, including infections, low vitamin D levels, UV radiation, and melatonin. Interestingly, such factors possess seasonal variation patterns that could influence disease development, severity and progression. Vitamin D levels which reach a nadir during late winter and early spring is correlated with increased disease activity, clinical severity as well as relapse rates in several disease entities including multiple sclerosis (MS), non-cutaneous flares of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623416/identifying-intestinal-malrotation-on-magnetic-resonance-examinations-ordered-for-unrelated-indications
#19
Jill S Fay, Victoria Chernyak, Benjamin H Taragin
BACKGROUND: Anatomical imaging findings indicating normal bowel rotation can be identified on cross-sectional imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed for non-related indications. OBJECTIVE: The goal of our study was to assess whether non-targeted MRI can accurately assess intestinal malrotation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four anatomical landmarks were assessed on MRIs of the chest, spine or abdomen performed from January 2006 to June 2014, on patients who also had upper gastrointestinal series (UGI) performed within 10 years of the MRI date: 1) retroperitoneal duodenum, 2) left upper quadrant duodenojejunal junction, 3) superior mesenteric artery to the left of the superior mesenteric vein, and 4) right lower quadrant cecum...
June 16, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610779/survival-and-complications-following-surgery-and-radiation-for-localized-prostate-cancer-an-international-collaborative-review
#20
REVIEW
Christopher J D Wallis, Adam Glaser, Jim C Hu, Hartwig Huland, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Daniel Moon, Declan G Murphy, Paul L Nguyen, Matthew J Resnick, Robert K Nam
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of treatment options for localized prostate cancer (PCa) remains among the highest priorities for comparative effectiveness research. Surgery and radiotherapy (RT) are the two interventions most commonly used. OBJECTIVE: To provide a critical narrative review of evidence of the comparative effectiveness and harms of surgery and RT in the treatment of localized PCa. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A collaborative critical narrative review of the literature was conducted...
June 10, 2017: European Urology
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