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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737843/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Tess E Cooper, Lauren C Heathcote, Brian Anderson, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Christopher Eccleston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for persisting pain in children acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737112/preoperative-aspartate-aminotransferase-to-platelet-ratio-index-predicts-perioperative-liver-related-complications-following-liver-resection-for-colorectal-cancer-metastases
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S Amptoulach, G Gross, C Sturesson, P Rissler, E Kalaitzakis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There are limited data on the potential role of preoperative non-invasive markers, specifically the aspartate-to-alanine aminotransferase ratio and the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index, in predicting perioperative liver-related complications after hepatectomy for colorectal cancer metastases. METHODS: Patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal cancer metastases in a European institution during 2003-2010 were retrospectively enrolled...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736646/sarcopenia-related-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-perioperative-outcomes-in-resected-gastric-cancer-a-multi-institutional-analysis
#3
Katelin A Mirkin, Franklyn E Luke, Alexandra Gangi, Jose M Pimiento, Daniel Jeong, Christopher S Hollenbeak, Joyce Wong
BACKGROUND: This study's objective was to evaluate the change in sarcopenia score following neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and to correlate both sarcopenia and change in score with perioperative outcomes in patients with advanced resected gastric cancer. METHODS: Multi-institutional analysis of patients with gastric cancer who underwent NAC and resection from 2000-2015 was performed. Demographic and perioperative data were included. Sarcopenia score was defined as CT measurement of total psoas muscle at L3, stratified by height (m)...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730790/perioperative-systemic-chemotherapy-for-peritoneal-mucinous-appendiceal-carcinomas-treated-with-cytoreductive-surgery-hipec
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John Spiliotis, Nikolaos Kopanakis, Elias Efstathiou, Dimitra Vassiliadou, Orestis Argiriou, Athanassios Rogdakis, Christos Valavanis
PURPOSE: To identify the role of systemic chemotherapy in the management of appendiceal malignancies. METHODS: Over a 10-year period (2005 -2014), 52 patients with appendiceal neoplasms were treated at our Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Unit [14 (26.9%) disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis (DPAM), 30 (57.7%) peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis of appendiceal origin (PMCA) and 8 (15.4%) PMCA-I]. All patients (100%) underwent cytoreductive surgery (CRS) & hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), while 20 (38...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730759/surgical-treatment-for-colorectal-cancer-in-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians
#5
Young Wan Kim
Advances in surgical techniques and perioperative care have improved cancer-related outcomes. However, there are still concerns regarding the safety of octogenarian and nonagenarian patients during surgery. Clinicians may be reluctant to perform a radical resection for colorectal cancer and administer adjuvant or palliative cytotoxic chemotherapy to octogenarian and nonagenarian patients. In the elderly, setting a primary goal based on multidisciplinary team discussions prior to treatment is important. The overall treatment scheme, risks, and potential benefits should be discussed with elderly patients and their families...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725250/adjuvant-radiotherapy-with-brachytherapy-boost-in-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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Annalisa Cortesi, Andrea Galuppi, Rezarta Frakulli, Alessandra Arcelli, Fabrizio Romani, Gian Carlo Mattiucci, Giuseppe Bianchi, Stefano Ferrari, Andrea Ferraro, Andrea Farioli, Marco Gambarotti, Alberto Righi, Gabriella Macchia, Francesco Deodato, Savino Cilla, Milly Buwenge, Vincenzo Valentini, Alessio Giuseppe Morganti, Davide Donati, Silvia Cammelli
PURPOSE: The standard primary treatment for soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is a wide surgical resection, preceded or followed by radiotherapy. Purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the efficacy of perioperative brachytherapy (BRT) plus postoperative external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in patients with intermediate-high risk STS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: BRT delivered dose was 20 Gy. External beam radiation therapy was delivered with 3D-technique using multiple beams...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722116/opioids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
#7
REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Tess E Cooper, Anna-Karenia Anderson, Andrew L Gray, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Boris Zernikow
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719887/anesthetic-management-of-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-crs-hipec-the-importance-of-hydro-electrolytic-and-acid-basic-control
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Fabrício Tavares Mendonça, Marília Moreira Guimarães, Sérgio Honorato de Matos, Rúbia Garcia Dusi
JUSTIFICATION AND OBJECTIVES: Patients affected by gynecological or gastrointestinal tract neoplasms that evolve to peritoneal carcinomatosis experience a significant drop in their quality of life, high morbidity and short survival times with currently available chemotherapeutic schemes. The surgical treatment based on cytoreduction and the employment of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in the intra-operative period is a true challenge to anesthesiologist. CASE REPORT: A 67 years old patient diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma of the Appendix associated with mucinous carcinomatosis, was submitted to cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), under general anesthesia and epidural block...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717739/liver-metastasectomy-and-systemic-therapy-improve-overall-survival-compared-with-surgery-alone-after-curative-liver-resection-of-colorectal-metastases-in-a-developing-country-costa-rica
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Paula Quesada-Soto, Denis Landaverde, Allan Ramos-Esquivel
BACKGROUND: Resection of liver-isolated metastases of colorectal cancer (CRC) offers the greatest likelihood of cure. Nevertheless, recurrence rates after this procedure are high, and chemotherapy is a reasonable choice with inconclusive evidence. We aimed to determine if there is a survival difference between patients receiving systemic therapy with surgery versus surgery alone for resection of liver metastases. METHODS: From a source population of 170 patients treated in our National Centre (Centro Nacional de Cirugía Hepatobiliar, San José, Costa Rica), with liver metastases from various primary sites, we selected 51 patients with CRC who underwent hepatic resection with curative intent...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709876/is-cure-possible-after-sequential-resection-of-hepatic-and-pulmonary-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer
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Muthukumarassamy Rajakannu, Pierre Magdeleinat, Eric Vibert, Oriana Ciacio, Gabriella Pittau, Pasquale Innominato, Antonio SaCunha, Daniel Cherqui, Jean-François Morère, Denis Castaing, René Adam
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection is an established therapeutic strategy for colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis. However, controversies exist when CRC liver and lung metastases (CLLMs) are found concomitantly or when recurrence develops after either liver or lung resection. No predictive score model is available to risk stratify these patients in preparation for surgery, and cure has not yet been reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All consecutive patients who had undergone surgery for CLLMs at our institution during a 20-year period were reviewed...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709816/-current-knowledge-on-perioperative-treatments-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinomas
#11
REVIEW
S Brosseau, C Naltet, M Nguenang, V Gounant, P Mordant, B Milleron, Y Castier, G Zalcman
Surgery is still the main treatment in early-stage of non-small cell lung cancer with 5-year survival of stage IA patients exceeding 80%, but 5-year survival of stage II patients rapidly decreasing with tumor size, N status, and visceral pleura invasion. The major metastatic risk in such patients has supported clinical research assessing systemic or loco-regional perioperative treatments. Modern phase 3 trials clearly validated adjuvant or neo-adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy in resected stage I-III patients as a standard treatment of which value has been reassessed several independent meta-analyses, showing a 5% benefit in 5y-survival, and a decrease of the relative risk for death around from 12 to 25%...
July 11, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706899/intra-abdominal-manifestations-of-pleural-mesothelioma
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REVIEW
Paul H Sugarbaker
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a disease characterized by persistent and progressive disease within the hemithorax. However, after aggressive local-regional treatment using surgery, regional chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and systemic chemotherapy, metastases outside of the pleural space may become the chief obstacle to long-term survival. One possible direction of cancer dissemination is direct extension through the hemidiaphragm into the peritoneal space by the disease itself or as a result of diaphragm resection...
June 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701190/a-novel-algorithm-for-the-treatment-strategy-for-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-consecutive-imaging-frailty-assessment-and-diagnostic-laparoscopy
#13
Kyung Jin Eoh, Jung Won Yoon, Jung-Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Sang Wun Kim, Young Tae Kim
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the perioperative outcomes and prognostic impact of the consecutive steps of imaging, frailty assessment, and diagnostic laparoscopy (DLS) in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: Patients diagnosed with EOC during 2012-2015 were analyzed retrospectively. Surgical and survival outcomes were compared between three treatment groups: patients without high tumor dissemination (HTD) who underwent primary debulking surgery (PDS group); patients with HTD who underwent DLS (DLS group); and patients with HTD diagnosed by cytological confirmation of malignancy followed by neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT group)...
July 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700995/extended-pancreatectomy-does-it-have-a-role-in-the-contemporary-management-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#14
Joerg Kaiser, Thilo Hackert, Markus W Büchler
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a low-incident but highly mortal disease. Surgery is still the preferred treatment option for resectable pancreatic cancer as it offers the only realistic chance for cure. As many patients present with locally advanced disease, which is generally considered as not amenable to surgical treatment, it is important to know the limits of surgical therapy in this disease. METHODS: In this review, the indication and outcomes of extended pancreatectomies as well as the alternative treatment options for locally advanced pancreatic cancer are described...
July 13, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684226/the-postoperative-part-of-perioperative-chemotherapy-fails-to-provide-a-survival-benefit-in-completely-resected-esophagogastric-adenocarcinoma
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Leila Sisic, Susanne Blank, Henrik Nienhüser, Georg Martin Haag, Dirk Jäger, Tom Bruckner, Katja Ott, Thomas Schmidt, Alexis Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Based on two benchmark studies perioperative chemotherapy (CTx) has become standard treatment for locally advanced esophagogastric adenocarcinoma (EGA) in Europe. However, only half of the patients in both studies actually received postoperative CTx (aCTx). Thus, we evaluated the prognostic impact of preoperative CTx (nCTx) and aCTx combined versus nCTx alone. Furthermore, we aimed to identify subgroups potentially beneficial of aCTx and factors associated with its non-administration...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681155/analysis-of-perioperative-chemotherapy-in-resected-pancreatic-cancer-identifying-the-number-and-sequence-of-chemotherapy-cycles-needed-to-optimize-survival
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Irene Epelboym, Mazen S Zenati, Ahmad Hamad, Jennifer Steve, Kenneth K Lee, Nathan Bahary, Melissa E Hogg, Herbert J Zeh, Amer H Zureikat
PURPOSE: Receipt of 6 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) is standard of care in pancreatic cancer (PC). Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is increasingly utilized; however, optimal number of cycles needed alone or in combination with AC remains unknown. We sought to determine the optimal number and sequence of perioperative chemotherapy cycles in PC. METHODS: Single institutional review of all resected PCs from 2008 to 2015. The impact of cumulative number of chemotherapy cycles received (0, 1-5, and ≥6 cycles) and their sequence (NAC, AC, or NAC + AC) on overall survival was evaluated Cox-proportional hazard modeling, using 6 cycles of AC as reference...
July 5, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677576/methods-to-reduce-postoperative-surgical-site-infections-after-head-and-neck-oncology-surgery
#17
REVIEW
Richard B Cannon, Jeffrey J Houlton, Eduardo Mendez, Neal D Futran
Head and neck cancer surgery is often a complex multi-step procedure that includes major resections, vascularised tissue reconstruction, and extensive neck dissection. The upper aerodigestive tract mucosal lining is often disrupted during surgery, which requires the management of a clean-contaminated field and the need to reconstruct the mucosal lining. With bacterial contamination, surgical site infections (SSI) are a serious complication that can result in delayed wound healing, wound breakdown, fistula formation, and compromised tissue reconstruction...
July 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676151/circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-advanced-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-association-with-tumor-stage-lymph-node-metastases-fdg-pet-findings-and-survival
#18
Johan Abrahamsson, Kristina Aaltonen, Helgi Engilbertsson, Fredrik Liedberg, Oliver Patschan, Lisa Rydén, Gottfrid Sjödahl, Sigurdur Gudjonsson
BACKGROUND: There are currently no methods in clinical use that can detect early systemic dissemination of urothelial tumor cells. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate measurement of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as a biomarker for disseminated disease in patients with advanced bladder cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Between March 2013 and October 2015, 88 patients were prospectively included in the study: 78 were scheduled for radical cystectomy (RC) ± perioperative chemotherapy and 10 treated with palliative chemotherapy...
July 1, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673220/anaesthetic-management-of-patients-undergoing-cytoreductive-surgery-with-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-a-retrospective-audit
#19
S P Shiralkar, P Kerr, J Scott, P Sivalingam
Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been shown to improve quality of life and survival rates in patients suffering from pseudomyxoma peritonei. The procedure is long and associated with significant intraoperative blood loss. As such, the anaesthetic management of patients undergoing this procedure can be challenging. The aim of this paper is to describe our perioperative management of pseudomyxoma peritonei patients who received CRS and to report a retrospective audit of our outcomes and complications over a six-year period at a large tertiary centre...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668869/clinical-outcomes-of-resectable-esophageal-cancer-with-supraclavicular-lymph-node-metastases-treated-with-curative-intent
#20
Yoshitaka Honma, Nobukazu Hokamura, Kengo Nagashima, Kazuki Sudo, Hirokazu Shoji, Satoru Iwasa, Atsuo Takashima, Ken Kato, Tetsuya Hamaguchi, Narikazu Boku, Rei Umezawa, Yoshinori Ito, Jun Itami, Kazuo Koyanagi, Hiroyasu Igaki, Yuji Tachimori
BACKGROUND: In the seventh edition of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) TNM classification, supraclavicular lymph node (SCLN) in regard to thoracic esophageal cancer (EC) is regarded as a distant organ, therefore, if resectable, SCLN metastasis is considered a candidate for systemic chemotherapy. The purpose of this study was to clarify the survival outcome in patients with resectable thoracic EC with SCLN metastases (M1LYM) treated with curative intent. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical outcomes in patients with resectable thoracic EC with SCLN metastases (M1LYM) treated by esophagectomy or definitive chemoradiotherapy (dCRT) were retrospectively analyzed...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
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