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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333866/prevention-of-gastrointestinal-side-effects-in-paediatric-oncology-what-are-the-guidelines
#1
Karis K F Cheng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gastrointestinal side-effects, particularly with regard to alimentary tract mucositis and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), continue to be frequent and debilitating symptomatic conditions among children and adolescents receiving cytotoxic cancer therapy. Further avenues of progress for mucositis and CINV prevention in paediatric oncology setting are warranted. RECENT FINDINGS: The current article reviews the major guidelines and literature published in 2016 pertaining to the prevention of mucositis and CINV...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331284/a-retrospective-study-comparing-outcomes-of-primary-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-repair-by-scleral-buckling-and-pars-plana-vitrectomy-in-finland
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Sari Sahanne, Raimo Tuuminen, Jari Haukka, Sirpa Loukovaara
BACKGROUND: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) is the most common form of retinal detachment and an ophthalmic emergency. Here, we compared outcomes of primary RRD eyes operated with conventional scleral buckling (SB) with cryoretinopexy to those operated with standard pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). METHODS: This is an institutional, retrospective, register-based, observational, comparative study. Based on the surgical procedure, 319 eyes of 319 patients were divided into two groups: SB plus cryotherapy (n=50) and PPV (n=269)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329624/actinic-keratoses-progress-more-quickly-to-squamous-cell-carcinoma-than-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Julia A Siegal, Joanna L Walker, Moniyka Sachar, Robert A Lew, Suephy C Chen, Susan M Swetter, Robert P Dellavalle, George P Stricklin, Martin A Weinstock
Actinic keratoses (AK) are common, costly, and may evolve to keratinocyte carcinoma (KC): basal cell (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. Time to malignant transformation is controversial. We used data from the placebo arm (n=166) of a randomized trial of veterans with multiple prior KCs. Study dermatologists examined participants' faces/ears at enrollment and semiannual visits. Clinically diagnosed AKs were marked, photographed, and treated with cryotherapy (starting at 6 months). Lesions suspicious for KC were marked, photographed, and biopsied...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329273/is-surgical-resection-superior-to-bronchoscopic-resection-in-patients-with-symptomatic-endobronchial-hamartoma
#4
Sarah M Abdel Hady, Salma E Elbastawisy, Aly S Hassaballa, Hany H Elsayed
A best evidence topic was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was: in surgically fit patients with biopsy proven symptomatic endobronchial hamartoma (EH), is surgical resection superior to bronchoscopic resection in terms of outcome. A total of 756 articles were identified using the reported search, of which 8 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The authors, date, journal, country, study type, population, outcomes and key results are tabulated. Three studies included patients who had either bronchoscopic or surgical treatment of EH in the same study...
February 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325857/treatment-trends-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-the-uk-active-surveillance-study-of-infants-at-risk
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Gillian G W Adams, Catey Bunce, Wen Xing, Lucilla Butler, Vernon Long, Aravind Reddy, Annegret H Dahlmann-Noor
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the incidence of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) requiring treatment and describe current treatment patterns in the UK. DESIGN: Nationwide population-based case ascertainment study via the British Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit and a national collaborative ROP special interest group. Practitioners completed a standardised case report form (CRF). SETTING: All paediatric ophthalmologists providing screening and/or treatment for retinopathy in the UK were invited to take part...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325539/n2-gas-egress-from-patients-airways-during-ln2-spray-cryotherapy
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John P O'Connor, Brian M Hanley, Thomas I Mulcahey, Ellen E Sheets, Kacey W Shuey
Spray cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen (LN2) is a general surgical tool used to ablate benign or malignant lesions. Adequate egress of the gaseous nitrogen (N2) generated during this process must be provided for safe use when LN2 is used within the body rather than topically. When delivered to either the gastrointestinal tract (requiring active venting via a suction tube) or body cavities open to room barometric pressure (such as lung airways) allowing for passive venting, the N2 gas generated from the boiling process must be evacuated...
March 18, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317530/depigmentation-therapies-for-vitiligo
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REVIEW
Pearl E Grimes, Rama Nashawati
The general goals of medical management of vitiligo are to repigment vitiliginous areas of skin and to stabilize the progression of depigmentation. However, for some patients with vitiligo affecting extensive body surface areas who are unresponsive to repigmentation therapies, depigmentation of the remaining normal skin may be a better choice. Candidates for depigmentation therapy should be carefully screened and patient education is essential. Permanent topical therapies used for depigmentation include monobenzyl ether of hydroquinone, 4-methoxyphenol, and 88% phenol...
April 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314695/a-systematic-review-of-cost-effective-treatment-of-postoperative-rotator-cuff-repairs
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REVIEW
Rebecca N Dickinson, John E Kuhn, Jamie L Bergner, Katherine H Rizzone
OBJECTIVE: The Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative combines payment of multiple services for episodes of care into 1 bundle. Rotator cuff repair is a likely candidate for future inclusion. The objective of this study was to determine cost-effective, high-quality postoperative rehabilitation dosing and cryotherapy for patients undergoing rotator cuff repair based on systematic review of the literature. METHODS: Systematic review of level I and level II articles was performed in PubMed, Cochrane Databases, and PEDro...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303613/feasibility-of-liquid-nitrogen-cryotherapy-after-failed-radiofrequency-ablation-for-barrett-s-esophagus
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Arvind J Trindade, Sumant Inamdar, Shivangi Kothari, Joshua Berkowitz, Matthew McKinley, Vivek Kaul
OBJECTIVES: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for dysplastic Barrett's esophagus (BE) is highly effective. RFA failures are infrequent but can be a challenging cohort to manage. There is limited data on the feasibility of liquid nitrogen cryospray ablation for the complete eradication of dysplasia (CE-D) and/or intestinal metaplasia (CE-IM) after RFA has failed to achieve CE-IM in patients with dysplastic BE. METHODS: This is a retrospective review from two medical centers of prospectively maintained databases looking at patients that underwent liquid nitrogen cryospray ablation for refractory intestinal metaplasia post failed RFA...
March 16, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291062/pulsed-co2-laser-ablation-of-superficial-basal-cell-of-limbs-and-trunk-a-comparative-randomized-clinical-trial-with-cryotherapy-and-surgical-ablation
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Cristina Zane, Elena Facchinetti, Mariachiara Arisi, Bernhard Ortel, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton
BACKGROUND: Pulsed CO2 laser is a treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) although robust clinical evidence has not been reported so far. OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated efficacy, safety, time to wound healing, cosmetic outcome, patient satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness ratio of pulsed CO2 laser in comparison to cryotherapy and surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BCCs of the trunk and extremities were randomized to one of the treatments...
March 13, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287424/keloid-and-hypertrophic-scars-are-the-result-of-chronic-inflammation-in-the-reticular-dermis
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REVIEW
Rei Ogawa
Keloids and hypertrophic scars are caused by cutaneous injury and irritation, including trauma, insect bite, burn, surgery, vaccination, skin piercing, acne, folliculitis, chicken pox, and herpes zoster infection. Notably, superficial injuries that do not reach the reticular dermis never cause keloidal and hypertrophic scarring. This suggests that these pathological scars are due to injury to this skin layer and the subsequent aberrant wound healing therein. The latter is characterized by continuous and histologically localized inflammation...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283894/treatment-of-porokeratosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Till Weidner, Tanja Illing, Diana Miguel, Peter Elsner
BACKGROUND: Porokeratosis (PK) is a rare skin disease of unknown etiology. It consists of a keratinization disorder, which may appear in several clinical forms and can undergo malignant transformation. The histopathological hallmark of PK is the cornoid lamella. While many topical, systemic, and surgical treatment modalities for PK have been described, no randomized controlled trials have been performed yet. Because of a lack of treatment standards for PK, European and international guidelines cannot be created...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283281/trends-in-vitreoretinal-procedures-for-medicare-beneficiaries-2000-to-2014
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Michael D McLaughlin, John C Hwang
TOPIC: The purpose of this study was to identify changes in use for vitreoretinal procedures by measuring the number of allowed services using data from the US Medicare Part B Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries and their providers. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: To analyze vitreoretinal procedural trends, which may indicate standard of care and importance of developing methods of treatments. METHODS: Medicare Part B National Summary Data Files for calendar years 2000 to 2014 were used to identify the number of allowed services for vitreoretinal procedures and commonly used pharmacologic agents...
March 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279723/physiologic-cryoamputation-in-managing-critically-ill-patients-with-septic-advanced-acute-limb-ischemia
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Samuel L Chen, Isabella J Kuo, Nii-Kabu Kabutey, Roy M Fujitani
OBJECTIVES: Certain critically ill patients with advanced acute limb ischemia with a non-viable extremity may be unsuitable for transport to the operating room to undergo definitive amputation. In these unstable patients, rapid regional cryotherapy allows for prompt infectious source control and correction of hemodynamic and metabolic abnormalities, thereby lessening the risk associated with definitive surgical amputation. We describe our refined technique for lower extremity physiologic cryoamputation and review our institutional experience...
March 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275607/intracorneal-and-intraocular-invasion-of-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia-after-intraocular-surgery-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Juan C Murillo, Anat Galor, Michael C Wu, Natasha K Kye, James Wong, Ibrahim O Ahmed, Madhura Joag, Nabeel Shalabi, William Lahners, Sander Dubovy, Carol L Karp
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to describe 2 cases of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) of the conjunctiva with intracorneal and intraocular extension following intraocular surgery. METHODS: We conducted a clinical pathological retrospective case series. RESULTS: Case 1 underwent cataract surgery in the setting of an unnoticed adjacent OSSN. An excisional biopsy with cryotherapy and intraoperative mitomycin C was subsequently performed, confirming OSSN...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275599/ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia-associated-with-atopic-keratoconjunctivitis
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Ankit Shah, Edgar M Espana, Arun D Singh
PURPOSE: To describe 2 cases of invasive squamous cell carcinoma that originated in the setting of severe atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC). METHODS: Case one involved a 73-year-old male with atopic eczema and severe AKC who developed a limbal lesion suspicious for ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN). Slit-lamp examination was significant for a new sessile lesion in the temporal limbal region of the left eye. The lesion was treated with excisional biopsy and cryotherapy...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267055/overactive-bladder-syndrome-and-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-after-prostate-cancer-treatment
#17
Suzanne Biers, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Nikesh Thiruchelvam
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To assess the contemporary literature on the prevalence, cause and management of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and bladder overactivity following treatment of prostate cancer with radical surgery, radiotherapy and minimally invasive therapies for localized prostate cancer, including cryotherapy and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). RECENT FINDINGS: Generally, the highest risk of urinary incontinence is after open radical prostatectomy (7-40%), although not all contemporary studies demonstrate a difference between open and laparoscopic techniques...
March 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263409/cryotherapy-induces-an-increase-in-muscle-stiffness
#18
Maxime Point, Gaël Guilhem, François Hug, Antoine Nordez, Alain Frey, Lilian Lacourpaille
Although cold application (i.e., cryotherapy) may be useful to treat sports injuries and to prevent muscle damage, it is unclear whether it has adverse effects on muscle mechanical properties. This study aimed to determine the effect of air-pulsed cryotherapy on muscle stiffness estimated using ultrasound shear wave elastography. Myoelectrical activity, ankle passive torque, shear modulus (an index of stiffness) and muscle temperature of the gastrocnemius medialis were measured before, during an air-pulsed cryotherapy (-30°) treatment of 4 sets of 4 minutes with 1 min recovery in between, and during a 40-min post-cryotherapy period...
March 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255257/metered-cryospray%C3%A2-a-novel-uniform-controlled-and-consistent-in-vivo-application-of-liquid-nitrogen-cryogenic-spray
#19
Thomas I Mulcahey, James E Coad, Wei Li Fan, Daniel J Grasso, Brian M Hanley, Heather V Hawkes, Sean A McDermott, John P O'Connor, Ellen E Sheets, Charles J Vadala
In this article, a novel cryotherapy approach using a uniform, controlled, and consistent in vivo application of liquid nitrogen (LN2) spray as a Metered Cryospray(™) (MCS) process is described. Although MCS may be used for many potential clinical applications, this paper focuses on the development that led to the controlled and consistent delivery of radial LN2 cryogen spray in order to generate a uniform circumferential effect and how the amount of MCS can be adapted to specifically ablate targeted diseases within a patient's lumen such as an airway or esophagus...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243975/corr-insights-%C3%A2-freezing-nitrogen-ethanol-composite-may-be-a-viable-approach-for-cryotherapy-of-human-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
#20
John H Healey
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February 27, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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