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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920612/long-term-clinical-toxicity-of-radiation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Matthew M Gestaut, Gregory P Swanson
AIM: The study's aim was to examine the clinical impact of radiation therapy (RT) on GI toxicity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients. BACKGROUND: IBD has long been considered a risk factor for increased bowel toxicity from RT; however, minimal evidence exists on patients with prostate cancer (PC) and IBD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tumor registry was queried for patients with IBD and PC from the years 1990-2013. A retrospective review was conducted for patients who received RT...
January 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920469/role-of-ultrasound-in-colorectal-diseases
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REVIEW
Renáta Bor, Anna Fábián, Zoltán Szepes
Ultrasound is an undervalued non-invasive examination in the diagnosis of colonic diseases. It has been replaced by the considerably more expensive magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography, despite the fact that, as first examination, it can usefully supplement the diagnostic process. Transabdominal ultrasound can provide quick information about bowel status and help in the choice of adequate further examinations and treatment. Ultrasonography, as a screening imaging modality in asymptomatic patients can identify several colonic diseases such as diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease or cancer...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919575/a-prospective-algorithm-to-reduce-anastomotic-leaks-after-rectosigmoid-resection-for-gynecologic-malignancies
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E Kalogera, C C Nitschmann, S C Dowdy, W A Cliby, C L Langstraat
OBJECTIVE: Determine whether a standardized protocol for temporary bowel diversion after rectosigmoid resection (RSR) for cytoreduction can reduce the rate of anastomotic leak (AL). METHODS: A prospective quality improvement project for patients undergoing RSR during debulking surgery from 07/2013 to 01/2016 was conducted. Patients with any of the following underwent temporary diversion: preoperative albumin ≤3.0g/dL, prior pelvic radiation, RSR plus additional large bowel resection (LBR), anastomosis (AS) ≤6cm from the anal verge, failed leak test or contamination of the pelvis with stool...
December 2, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895640/%C3%AF-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-as-immunomodulators-in-colorectal-cancer-new-potential-role-in-adjuvant-therapies
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REVIEW
Stefania Miccadei, Roberta Masella, Anna Maria Mileo, Sandra Gessani
Diet composition may affect the onset and progression of chronic degenerative diseases, including cancer, whose pathogenesis relies on inflammatory processes. Growing evidence indicates that diet and its components critically contribute to human health, affecting the immune system, secretion of adipokines, and metabolic pathways. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Antineoplastic drugs are widely used for CRC treatment, but drug resistance and/or off-target toxicity limit their efficacy...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890426/patient-reported-quality-of-life-after-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-versus-moderate-hypofractionation-for-clinically-localized-prostate-cancer
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Skyler Bryce Johnson, Pamela R Soulos, Timothy D Shafman, Constantine A Mantz, Arie P Dosoretz, Rudi Ross, Steven E Finkelstein, Sean P Collins, Simeng Suy, Jeffrey V Brower, Mark A Ritter, Christopher R King, Patrick A Kupelian, Eric M Horwitz, Alan Pollack, Matthew C Abramowitz, Mark A Hallman, Sergio Faria, Cary P Gross, James B Yu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evaluate changes in bowel, urinary and sexual patient-reported quality of life following treatment with moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy (<5Gray/fraction) or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT;5-10Gray/fraction) for prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a pooled multi-institutional analysis of men treated with moderate hypofractionation or SBRT, we compared minimally detectable difference in bowel, urinary and sexual quality of life at 1 and 2years using chi-squared analysis and logistic regression...
November 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856365/use-of-intestinal-ultrasound-to-monitor-crohn-s-disease-activity
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Torsten Kucharzik, Bianca M Wittig, Ulf Helwig, Norbert Börner, Alexander Rössler, Stefan Rath, Christian Maaser
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a multicenter study to determine whether transabdominal bowel wall ultrasonography, a non-invasive procedure that does not require radiation, can be used to monitor progression of Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: We performed a 12-month prospective, non-interventional study at 47 sites in Germany, from December 2010 through September 2014. Our study included 234 adult patients with CD who experienced a flare, defined as Harvey-Bradshaw index score of ≥7...
November 14, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832710/radiation-exposure-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-irritable-bowel-syndrome-in-the-years-2001-2011
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Hanna Englund, Katarina Lidén K, Torbjörn Lind, Torbjörn Sundström, Pontus Karling
OBJECTIVES: To compare cumulative ionizing radiation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for the years 2001-2011. To study how radiation exposure change over time in patients with newly diagnosed IBD and factors associated with radiation exposure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All radiological investigations performed between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2011 were retrospectively recorded in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) (n = 103), ulcerative colitis (UC) (n = 304) and IBS (n = 149)...
November 10, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826994/diagnostic-efficacy-of-single-pass-abdominal-multidetector-row-ct-prospective-evaluation-of-a-low-dose-protocol
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Luigi Camera, Immacolata Liccardo, Federica Romano, Raffaele Liuzzi, Antonio Rispo, Massimo Imbriaco, Anna Testa, Gaetano Luglio, Simona De Fronzo, Fabiana Castiglione, Luigi Bucci, Arturo Brunetti
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of single-pass contrast-enhanced multi-detector CT (CE-MDCT) performed with a low radiation-high contrast (LR-HC) dose protocol in selected patients with non traumatic acute bowel disease. METHODS: Sixty-five (32 M; 33 F; aged 20-67 years) consecutive patients with non traumatic acute bowel disease underwent single-pass CE-MDCT performed 70-100 sec after i.v. bolus injection of a non ionic iodinated contrast media (370 mgI/ml)...
November 9, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824535/update-on-the-management-of-intestinal-failure
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REVIEW
Shishira Bharadwaj, Parul Tandon, John M Rivas, Anne Furman, Lisa Moccia, Ashley Ratliff, Abdullah Shatnawei, Ezra Steiger, Donald F Kirby
Intestinal failure is a serious complication of conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, mesenteric ischemia, and radiation enteritis--and of extensive bowel resection performed because of these diseases. Imbalances of fluids and electrolytes and poor nutritional status manifest as chronic diarrhea or increased ostomy output. Prompt referral to a center specializing in intestinal rehabilitation is key to achieving nutritional homeostasis and, in some cases, can help the patient return to oral food intake...
November 2016: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820732/a-rare-intramedullary-spinal-cord-metastasis-from-a-retroperitoneal-leiomyosarcoma-presenting-as-a-non-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
#10
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...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816539/feasibility-study-of-toxicity-outcomes-using-gec-estro-contouring-guidelines-on-ct-based-instead-of-mri-based-planning-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-patients
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Vicky Koh, Bok Ai Choo, Khai Mun Lee, Teng Hwee Tan, Jen Hui Jeffrey Low, Soon Yau Joseph Ng, Arunachalam Ilancheran, Liang Shen, Johann Tang
PURPOSE: To report late rectal and bladder toxicity outcomes of a CT-based image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT) technique for treatment of cervical cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 2008 and 2014, 95 women with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IB to IVA cervical carcinoma treated with definitive concurrent cisplatin-based chemotherapy and external beam radiation therapy 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions followed by planned prescription dose of 7 Gy × 4 fractions of high-dose-rate IGBT was retrospectively reviewed...
November 2, 2016: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816300/racial-variation-in-patient-reported-outcomes-following-treatment-for-localized-prostate-cancer-results-from-the-ceasar-study
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Mark D Tyson, JoAnn Alvarez, Tatsuki Koyama, Karen E Hoffman, Matthew J Resnick, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Matthew R Cooperberg, Michael Goodman, Sheldon Greenfield, Ann S Hamilton, Mia Hashibe, Lisa E Paddock, Antoinette Stroup, Vivien W Chen, David F Penson, Daniel A Barocas
BACKGROUND: Relatively little is known about the relationship between race/ethnicity and patient-reported outcomes after contemporary treatments for localized prostate cancer. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that treatment-related changes in urinary, bowel, sexual, and hormonal function vary by race/ethnicity. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: The Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Surgery and Radiation (CEASAR) study is a prospective, population-based, observational study that enrolled 3708 men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer in 2011-2012...
November 2, 2016: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807581/pouchitis-associated-with-pelvic-radiation-for-prostate-cancer
#13
Geeta Kulkarni, Xiuli Liu, Bo Shen
Radiation therapy is a viable option in managing potentially life-threatening malignancies including prostate cancer. It is known that pelvic radiation can result in injury of the distal large bowel with the development of radiation proctitis. Despite reports from retrospective studies, there is a lack of direct endoscopic and histologic evidence of external pelvic radiation injury to the ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. We present a case of a 68-year-old male with pouchitis resulting from pelvic radiation for prostate cancer...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795545/a-symptomatic-case-of-thoracic-vertebral-hemangioma-causing-lower-limb-spastic-paresis
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Mohammad Alfawareh, Tariq Alotaibi, Abdallah Labeeb, Ziad Audat
BACKGROUND Despite being the most common tumor of the spine, vertebral hemangioma is rarely symptomatic in adults. In fact, only 0.9-1.2% of all vertebral hemangiomas may be symptomatic. When hemangiomas occur in the thoracic vertebrae, they are more likely to be symptomatic due to the narrow vertebral canal dimensions that mandate more aggressive management prior to the onset of severe neurological sequelae. CASE REPORT An 18-year-old male presented to the emergency room with a one-month history of mild to moderate mid-thoracic back pain, radiating to both lower limbs...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780311/initiation-of-and-adherence-to-tamoxifen-and-aromatase-inhibitor-therapy-among-elderly-women-with-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ
#15
Hui Zhao, Nainan Hei, Yiling Wu, Winston Chan, Xiudong Lei, Carrie Cameron, Shine Chang, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Sharon H Giordano
BACKGROUND: The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B35 and International Breast Cancer Intervention Studies II Ductal Carcinoma In Situ trials showed similar treatment effects of anastrozole and tamoxifen in reducing cancer recurrence risk among ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) patients. Studies have shown low levels of hormone therapy drug initiation for DCIS patients, but the current body of literature lacks information on the 5-year adherence rates for these drugs from population-based studies...
October 25, 2016: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769262/a-treatment-planning-study-of-proton-arc-therapy-for-para-aortic-lymph-node-tumors-dosimetric-evaluation-of-conventional-proton-therapy-proton-arc-therapy-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
#16
Jeong-Eun Rah, Gwe-Ya Kim, Do Hoon Oh, Tae Hyun Kim, Jong Won Kim, Dae Yong Kim, Sung Yong Park, Dongho Shin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the dosimetric benefits of a proton arc technique for treating tumors of the para-aortic lymph nodes (PALN). METHOD: In nine patients, a proton arc therapy (PAT) technique was compared with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and proton beam therapy (PBT) techniques with respect to the planning target volume (PTV) and organs at risk (OAR). PTV coverage, conformity index (CI), homogeneity index (HI) and OAR doses were compared...
October 21, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768579/the-prevalence-of-ostomy-related-complications-1-year-after-ostomy-surgery-a-prospective-descriptive-clinical-study
#17
Eva Carlsson, Jeanette Fingren, Anne-Marie Hallén, Charlotta Petersén, Elisabet Lindholm
Despite advancements in the creation and care of stomas, ostomy and peristomal skin complications are common immediately following surgery as well as in the months and years thereafter. A prospective study to determine the prevalence of ostomy and peristomal skin complications and the influence of ostomy configuration on such complications was conducted 1 year after ostomy surgery among all patients at a university hospital in Sweden. All participants received regular (10 to 14 days post discharge, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year post surgery) ostomy follow-up care by a wound ostomy continence (WOC) nurse...
October 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757502/simultaneous-integrated-protection-a%C3%A2-new-concept-for-high-precision-radiation-therapy
#18
Thomas B Brunner, Ursula Nestle, Sonja Adebahr, Eleni Gkika, Rolf Wiehle, Dimos Baltas, Anca-Ligia Grosu
OBJECTIVE: Stereotactic radiotherapy near serial organs at risk (OAR) requires special caution. A novel intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) prescription concept termed simultaneous integrated protection (SIP) for quantifiable and comparable dose prescription to targets very close to OAR is described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An intersection volume of a planning risk volume (PRV) with the total planning target volume (PTV) defined the protection volume (PTVSIP)...
October 18, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752904/influence-of-position-and-radiation-technique-on-organs-at-risk-in-radiotherapy-of-rectal-cancer
#19
Jun-Feng Wang, Hui Li, Hua Xiong, He Huang, Yan-Mei Zou
The influence of the position and radiation technique on the organs at risk (OARs) in radiotherapy of rectal cancer was evaluated. The relationship between the volume of irradiated small bowel (VSB) and acute bowel toxicity was determined. A total of 97 cases of rectal cancer were retrospectively randomized to receive radiotherapy with the designated treatment positions and radiation plans. Among 64 patients in the supine position, 32 patients were given three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCR) and 32 patients were subjected to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) respectively...
October 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744728/3d-radiobiological-evaluation-of-combined-radiotherapy-and-hyperthermia-treatments
#20
C M van Leeuwen, J Crezee, A L Oei, N A P Franken, L J A Stalpers, A Bel, H P Kok
PURPOSE: Currently, clinical decisions regarding thermoradiotherapy treatments are based on clinical experience. Quantification of the radiosensitising effect of hyperthermia allows comparison of different treatment strategies, and can support clinical decision-making regarding the optimal treatment. The software presented here enables biological evaluation of thermoradiotherapy plans through calculation of equivalent 3D dose distributions. METHODS: Our in-house developed software (X-Term) uses an extended version of the linear-quadratic model to calculate equivalent radiation dose, i...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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