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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611285/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-of-benign-breast-lesions
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Jie Yu, Bao-Hua Chen, Jing Zhang, Han Wu, Yan Huang, Meng-Juan Mu, Ping Liang
The benign breast lesions (BBLs) share a high incidence for women and therapy methods with minimal invasion and better cosmetic outcome are thirsted for. In this study, 122 patients with 198 biopsy-proved BBLs were enrolled. Ultrasound (US)-guided microwave ablation (MWA) was performed with local anesthesia from November, 2013 to April, 2016. The mean longest tumor size assessed was 1.6±0.7 cm (ranging 0.7-4.9 cm). MWA was successfully performed in all cases including 85 lesions adjacent to the skin, pectoralis and areola...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604229/review-the-re-emergence-of-brachytherapy-as-treatment-for-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
#2
Koji Ota, Tony Adar, Laura Dover, Amor Khachemoune
Electronic Brachytherapy (EBT) has seen a significant rise in use over the past few years in treating non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). However, the current literature in EBT remains scarce. Existing data on high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) with surface applicators is often used to justify its efficacy and safety. In this review we study the two treatment modalities on their efficacy in treating NMSC and we explore the reasons behind the recent uprise in EBT. A literature review using PubMed was performed for articles published until January 2017 studying efficacy of HDR-BT and EBT for treating NMSC...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598492/use-of-2-octyl-cyanoacrylate-adhesive-and-polyester-mesh-for-wound-closure-in-primary-knee-arthroplasty
#3
Andrew J Holte, Josef N Tofte, Greta J Dahlberg, Nicolas Noiseux
Wound closure in primary knee arthroplasty is important both for surgical success, by minimizing the risk of wound complications and infection, and for patient satisfaction with wound care and cosmesis. This article reports the use of a topical self-adhering, pressure-sensitive polyester mesh combined with 2-octyl cyanoacrylate adhesive for final skin closure of primary knee arthroplasty without external staples or sutures. During a 2.5-year period, 360 consecutive primary knee arthroplasty procedures (321 total knee arthroplasty procedures and 39 partial knee arthroplasty procedures) performed by 1 surgeon at 1 institution were reviewed...
June 9, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395915/local-failure-and-acute-radiodermatological-toxicity-in-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy-with-and-without-postmastectomy-chest-wall-bolus-is-bolus-ever-necessary
#4
Stephen Abel, Paul Renz, Mark Trombetta, Michael Cowher, E Day Werts, Thomas B Julian, Rodney Wegner
PURPOSE: Postmastectomy chest wall radiation therapy has historically used bolus to increase dose at the skin surface. Despite the theoretical benefits of bolus, the clinical implications of locoregional tumor control, cosmesis, and the incidence of radiodermatitis are less well characterized. We hypothesized that treatment in the presence or absence of bolus results in equivalent chest wall recurrence rates, but its presence results in more severe acute dermatologic toxicity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Locally advanced breast cancer patients undergoing chest wall radiation therapy were retrospectively reviewed from 2005 to 2015 (n = 106; 53 with bolus, 53 without)...
May 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392704/predictive-parameters-in-hypofractionated-whole-breast-3d-conformal-radiotherapy-according-to-the-ontario-canadian-trial
#5
Grazia Lazzari, Angela Terlizzi, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Francesco Perri, Vincenzo De Chiara, Barbara Turi, Giovanni Silvano
AIM: To evaluate the possible role of dosimetric parameters according Normal Tissue Complication Probability (NTCP) model as predictive of late toxicity and cosmesis in hypofractionated whole-breast three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis on 215 consecutive early breast cancer patients treated with breast conserving surgery and adjuvant hypofractionated whole-breast radiotherapy (according the Ontario Canadian trial), with a 6 years median follow-up was conducted...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374274/bilateral-extensive-nodular-xanthelasma-palpebrarum-an-infrequent-case-report
#6
Pei Wang, Qingli Luo, Li Tang
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of extensive bilateral xanthelasma palpebrarum (XP). A 70-year-old man presented with nodular lesions of his eyelids for 12 years. The skin changes began with his left lower eyelid and progressively spread to both lateral-inferior and infero-medial periorbital areas. The lesions were yellow nodules that were hard, extensive, multiple and coalescent. METHOD: The tumors of this patient's eyelids underwent resection and tissue was processed for light microscopic examination...
April 3, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343538/accelerated-hypofractionated-adjuvant-whole-breast-radiation-with-simultaneous-integrated-boost-using-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-for-early-breast-cancer-a-phase-i-ii-dosimetric-and-clinical-feasibility-study-from-a-tertiary-cancer-care-centre-of-india
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Dodul Mondal, Pramod Kumar Julka, Daya Nand Sharma, Manisha Jana, Macharla Anjaneyelu Laviraj, Suryanarayan Vs Deo, Soumyajit Roy, Randeep Guleria, Goura K Rath
BACKGROUND: Hypofractionation has become standard of care after Breast Conserving Therapy (BCT) in many European and few others western countries. Though still debatable, tumor cavity boost is routinely practised in our centre. Hypofractionation is not yet the current standard of practice in Asian countries. Employing hypofractionation and simultaneous integrated boost to lumpectomy cavity with conformal technique is not the current practice in this region. Hence the study was performed to see whether accelerated hypofractionation and simultaneous boost can be combined using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in treating early breast cancer (EBC) patients...
March 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301622/expert-consensus-on-cosmetic-outcomes-after-treatment-of-actinic-keratosis
#8
Brian Berman, Glynis R Ablon, Neal D Bhatia, Roger I Ceilley, David J Goldberg, Mark S Nestor, Susan H Weinkle
<p>Dermatologists treat actinic keratosis (AK) primarily because these lesions have the potential to progress to invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Patients, on the other hand, generally seek treatment to remove the lesions and achieve an improved appearance of their skin following treatment. In selecting a treatment option for AK, dermatologists should consider post-treatment cosmesis, because cosmetic outcomes differ across AK treatments. To obtain expert opinion on the cosmetic sequelae related to chronically photodamaged skin and the treatment of AK, an expert panel meeting among dermatologists was conducted in February 2016...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281862/model-based-approach-for-quantitative-estimates-of-skin-heart-and-lung-toxicity-risk-for-left-side-photon-and-proton-irradiation-after-breast-conserving-surgery
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Francesco Tommasino, Marco Durante, Vittoria D'Avino, Raffaele Liuzzi, Manuel Conson, Paolo Farace, Giuseppe Palma, Marco Schwarz, Laura Cella, Roberto Pacelli
BACKGROUND: Proton beam therapy represents a promising modality for left-side breast cancer (BC) treatment, but concerns have been raised about skin toxicity and poor cosmesis. The aim of this study is to apply skin normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) model for intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) optimization in left-side BC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten left-side BC patients undergoing photon irradiation after breast-conserving surgery were randomly selected from our clinical database...
May 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246541/a-review-of-black-salve-cancer-specificity-cure-and-cosmesis
#10
REVIEW
Andrew Croaker, Graham J King, John H Pyne, Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie, Lei Liu
Black salve is a topical escharotic used for the treatment of skin cancer. Although promoted as a safe and effective alternative to conventional management by its proponents, limited clinical research has been undertaken to assess its efficacy and potential toxicities. Patients are increasingly utilizing the Internet as a source of health information. As a minimally regulated space, the quality and accuracy of this information vary considerably. This review explores four health claims made by black salve vendors, investigating its natural therapy credentials, tumour specificity, and equivalence to orthodox medicine in relation to skin cancer cure rates and cosmesis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226374/adjuncts-to-improve-nasal-reconstruction-results
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Shayna Lee Gordon, Eva A Hurst
The final cosmetic appearance of nasal reconstruction scars is of paramount importance to both the patient and surgeon. Ideal postreconstruction nasal scars are flat and indistinguishable from surrounding skin. Unfortunately, even with meticulous surgical execution, nasal scars can occasionally be suboptimal. Abnormal fibroblast response can lead to hypertrophic nasal scars, and excessive angiogenesis may lead to telangiectasias or an erythematous scar. Imperfect surgical closure or poor postoperative management can lead to surgical outcomes with step-offs, depressions, suture marks, or dyspigmentation...
February 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183159/a-novel-schedule-of-accelerated-partial-breast-radiation-using-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-elderly-patients-survival-and-toxicity-analysis-of-a-prospective-clinical-trial
#12
Mutlay Sayan, Karen Wilson, Carl Nelson, Havaleh Gagne, Deborah Rubin, Ruth Heimann
PURPOSE: Several accelerated partial breast radiation (APBR) techniques have been investigated in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC); however, the optimal treatment delivery techniques remain unclear. We evaluated the feasibility and toxicity of APBR delivered using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in elderly patients with stage I BC, using a novel fractionation schedule. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients aged ≥65 years, with stage I BC who underwent breast conserving surgery were enrolled in a phase I/II study evaluating APBR using IMRT...
March 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165601/bikini-versus-traditional-incision-direct-anterior-approach-is-there-any-difference-in-soft-tissue-damage
#13
Brent A Lanting, Kirk C Hartley, Adam J Raffoul, Timothy A Burkhart, Lyndsay Sommerville, Glynn R Martin, James L Howard, Marjorie Johnson
INTRODUCTION: The direct anterior approach for total hip replacements has reported advantages of improved early function and muscle preservation. In an effort to improve healing and cosmesis, a change in the orientation of the incision has been proposed. Traditionally, the skin incision is in-line with the tensor fasciae latae muscle belly. The bikini incision is orthogonal to this orientation. The hypothesis was that muscle damage would be increased by using the bikini incision. METHODS: A traditional or bikini incision was performed on 18 cadaveric hips...
February 6, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160019/reconstructive-surgery-of-the-amputated-ring-finger
#14
Ricardo Monreal
PURPOSE: Loss of a fourth digit below the level of the proximal phalanx results in a weakened grip, loss of skilled movements, and the amputation stump is repeatedly traumatized. Transposition of an adjacent fifth digital ray can improve hand function and cosmetic appearance by closing the gap created by the missing digit. Digital ray amputation is not a commonly performed procedure. However, when performed correctly it can dramatically improve hand function and cosmesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional and aesthetic results of the fifth ray radial translation and intercarpal arthrodesis in mutilating ring finger injuries...
February 3, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115955/clinical-outcomes-toxicity-and-cosmesis-in-breast-cancer-patients-with-close-skin-spacing-treated-with-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-apbi-using-multi-lumen-catheter-applicators
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Mani Akhtari, Mirna Abboud, Sean Szeja, Ramiro Pino, Gary D Lewis, Barbara L Bass, Darlene M Miltenburg, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
PURPOSE: Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using a single-lumen device is associated with better cosmetic outcomes if the spacing between the applicator and skin is > 7 mm. However, there are no reports addressing the late toxicity and clinical outcomes in patients treated with single-entry multi-lumen/catheter applicators who had close skin spacing (7 mm or less). We undertook this study to report clinical outcome, acute and late toxicity as well as cosmesis of early stage breast cancer patients with close skin spacing treated with APBI using multi-lumen or multi-catheter devices...
December 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105901/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-staged-excision-and-definitive-closure-with-split-thickness-skin-graft-for-axillary-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-retrospective-study
#16
F B Pearce, K A Richardson
OBJECTIVE: Bilateral axillary hidradenitis is a chronic, suppurative, and scarring disease that is most effectively treated by complete excision of all hair-bearing tissues. We assessed our staged procedure for excision and placement of a split-thickness skin graft for bilateral axillary hidradenitis in terms of costs, outcomes, and timing of excision. METHOD: An IRB approved retrospective case analysis was performed on patients that underwent bilateral axillary hidradenitis skin excision with eventual placement of split-thickness skin grafting using the current LSUHSC/University Health hidradenitis surgical treatment protocol...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095541/safety-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-pulsed-dye-laser-treatment-co-sub-2-sub-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-and-combined-treatment-for-surgical-scar-clearance
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Joel L Cohen, Roy Geronemus
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Surgical scars are an unwanted sequela following surgical procedures. Several different treatment modalities and approaches are currently being employed to improve the cosmesis of surgical scars with each having varying degrees of success. The objective of this study was to assess the ef cacy and safety pulsed dye laser treatment, CO2 ablative fractional resurfacing, and a combined treatment with these two modalities for the cosmetic improvement of surgical scarring that occurred following the surgical removal of skin cancer from different anatomic areas...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094198/late-side-effects-and-cosmetic-results-of-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-with-interstitial-brachytherapy-versus-whole-breast-irradiation-after-breast-conserving-surgery-for-low-risk-invasive-and-in-situ-carcinoma-of-the-female-breast-5-year-results
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Csaba Polgár, Oliver J Ott, Guido Hildebrandt, Daniela Kauer-Dorner, Hellen Knauerhase, Tibor Major, Jaroslaw Lyczek, José Luis Guinot, Jürgen Dunst, Cristina Gutierrez Miguelez, Pavel Slampa, Michael Allgäuer, Kristina Lössl, Bülent Polat, György Kovács, Arnt-René Fischedick, Rainer Fietkau, Alexandra Resch, Anna Kulik, Leo Arribas, Peter Niehoff, Ferran Guedea, Annika Schlamann, Richard Pötter, Christine Gall, Wolfgang Uter, Vratislav Strnad
BACKGROUND: We previously confirmed the non-inferiority of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with interstitial brachytherapy in terms of local control and overall survival compared with whole-breast irradiation for patients with early-stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving surgery in a phase 3 randomised trial. Here, we present the 5-year late side-effects and cosmetic results of the trial. METHODS: We did this randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial at 16 centres in seven European countries...
February 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047662/su-f-t-537-prone-breast-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-using-non-coplanar-volumetric-arc-therapy
#19
G Beninati, J Barbiere, L Godfrey, A Ndlovu
PURPOSE: To demonstrate that Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) can be an alternative technique to Brachytherapy Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) for treating large breasted women. The non-coplanar VMAT technique uses a commercially available couch and a small number of angles. This technique with the patient in the prone position can reduce high skin and critical structure doses in large breasted women, which are usually associated with Brachytherapy APBI. METHODS: Philips Pinnacle treatment planning system with Smart Arc was used to plan a left sided laterally located excision cavity on a standard prone breast patient setup...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997116/cross-linked-fluorescent-supramolecular-nanoparticles-as-finite-tattoo-pigments-with-controllable-intradermal-retention-times
#20
Jin-Sil Choi, Yazhen Zhu, Hongsheng Li, Parham Peyda, Thuy Tien Nguyen, Mo Yuan Shen, Yang Michael Yang, Jingyi Zhu, Mei Liu, Mandy M Lee, Shih-Sheng Sun, Yang Yang, Hsiao-Hua Yu, Kai Chen, Gary S Chuang, Hsian-Rong Tseng
Tattooing has been utilized by the medical community for precisely demarcating anatomic landmarks. This practice is especially important for identifying biopsy sites of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) due to the long interval (i.e., up to 3 months) between the initial diagnostic biopsy and surgical treatment. Commercially available tattoo pigments possess several issues, which include causing poor cosmesis, being mistaken for a melanocytic lesion, requiring additional removal procedures when no longer desired, and potentially inducing inflammatory responses...
January 24, 2017: ACS Nano
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