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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533798/optimal-bladder-filling-during-high-dose-rate-intracavitary-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-a-dosimetric-study
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Umesh Mahantshetty, Saurabha Shetty, Dipanjan Majumder, Pranjal Adurkar, Jamema Swamidas, Reena Engineer, Supriya Chopra, Shyamkishore Shrivastava
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare 3D dose volume histogram (DVH) parameters of bladder and other organs at risk with different bladder filling protocol during high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDR-ICBT) in cervical cancer, and to find optimized bladder volume. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This dosimetric study was completed with 21 patients who underwent HDR-ICBT with computed tomography/magnetic resonance compatible applicator as a routine treatment...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526076/rectal-sparing-type-of-ulcerative-colitis-predicts-lack-of-response-to-pharmacotherapies
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Yuki Horio, Motoi Uchino, Toshihiro Bando, Teruhiro Chohno, Hirofumi Sasaki, Akihiro Hirata, Yoshio Takesue, Hiroki Ikeuchi
BACKGROUND: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is known as an immune disorder of the colon that generally involves the rectum, but an atypical distribution of inflamed mucosa has previously been noted in certain subtypes of UC, such as the rectal-sparing type (RST). As noted in a previous report, patients with the RST may be at elevated risk for disease refractoriness, but the clinical significance of RST remains unknown. METHODS: UC patients who underwent surgery between January 2010 and April 2015 were included...
May 19, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513855/technical-note-system-for-evaluating-local-hypothermia-as-a-radioprotector-of-the-rectum-in-a-small-animal-model
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Brian A Hrycushko, Chenchen Bing, Cecil Futch, Michelle Wodzak, Strahinja Stojadinovic, Paul M Medin, Rajiv Chopra
PURPOSE: The protective effects of induced or even accidental hypothermia on the human body are widespread with several medical uses currently under active research. In vitro experiments using human cell lines have shown hypothermia provides a radioprotective effect that becomes more pronounced at large, single-fraction doses common to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments. This work describes the development of a system to evaluate local hypothermia for a radioprotive effect of the rat rectum during a large dose of radiation relevant to prostate SBRT...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512795/influence-of-primary-site-on-metastatic-distribution-and-survival-in-stage-iv-colorectal-cancer
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Arul E Suthananthan, Mayank Bhandari, Cameron Platell
BACKGROUND: To assess pattern distribution and prognosis of the three anatomical entities of metastatic colorectal cancer, and influence of treatment of metastases on survival. METHODS: Patients presenting with stage IV colorectal cancer (synchronous group), or who developed metastatic recurrence (metachronous group) after initial curative treatment between January 2005 and August 2015 were reviewed. Right sided (cecum to transverse colon), left sided (splenic flexure to sigmoid colon) and rectal cancers were identified...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497757/safety-and-tolerability-of-veliparib-combined-with-capecitabine-plus-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-phase-1b-study
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Brian G Czito, Dustin A Deming, Gayle S Jameson, Mary F Mulcahy, Houman Vaghefi, Matthew W Dudley, Kyle D Holen, Angela DeLuca, Rajendar K Mittapalli, Wijith Munasinghe, Lei He, John R Zalcberg, Samuel Y Ngan, Philip Komarnitsky, Michael Michael
BACKGROUND: Further optimisation of present standard chemoradiation is needed in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. Veliparib, an oral poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor, has been shown to enhance the antitumour activity of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in preclinical models. We aimed to establish the maximum tolerated dose and establish the recommended phase 2 dose of veliparib combined with neoadjuvant capecitabine and radiotherapy. METHODS: This phase 1b, open-label, multicentre, dose-escalation study was done at six hospitals (one in Australia and five in the USA)...
June 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476856/a-solitary-fibrous-tumour-mimicking-an-aggressive-angiomyxoma-liposarcoma
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Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Deanna Ng, Tiffany Hennedige, Melissa Teo
We present a case of a solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) resembling an aggressive angiomyxoma/liposarcoma on radiological imaging, causing significant diagnostic challenges preoperatively. A 76-year-old male was incidentally found to have a large pelvic mass on a CT scan. Further evaluation with an MRI scan confirmed a presacral mass containing fat and soft tissue components. It was inseparable from the sacrococcygeal spine, rectal serosa and the posterior wall of the urinary bladder, but no evidence of invasion was seen...
May 5, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473912/high-burden-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-cre-fecal-carriage-at-a-teaching-hospital-cost-effectiveness-of-screening-in-low-resource-setting
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Abdul Rahman Zaidah, Nurul Izzah Mohammad, Siti Suraiya, Azian Harun
BACKGROUND: Infections by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) have been continuously growing and pose challenge to health institution globally. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacea (CRE) was identified as one of the MDR-GNB which has limited treatment options and higher mortality compared to those of sensitive strains. We report an increased burden of CRE fecal carriage at a hospital in the North-eastern region of Malaysia. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study from August 2013 to December 2015 was conducted in the Medical Microbiology & Parasitology laboratory of Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, which is a tertiary teaching hospital with more than 700 beds...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438026/intramuscular-lorazepam-for-status-epilepticus-in-children-with-complex-medical-and-physical-disabilities
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Peter N Johnson, Anna Nguyen, Stephen B Neely, Michael Johnson
BACKGROUND: A protocol was developed to achieve status epilepticus (SE) resolution: step 1, intramuscular (IM) lorazepam; step 2, repeat IM lorazepam; step 3, rectal diazepam. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to identify the number of patients with SE resolution after step 1. Secondary objectives included categorization of mean number of IM doses per episode and patient factors associated with SE resolution. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients <21 years old with complex medical and physical disabilities admitted over 5 years...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418346/extra-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-of-prostate
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Demet Etit, Haldun Kar, Neşe Ekinci, Ahmet Emre Yenipazar, Fulya Çakalağaoğlu
BACKGROUND: Extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumor is defined as a mesenchymal neoplasm arising from soft tissues outside the gastrointestinal tract. Prostatic extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumor has rarely been noted. CASE REPORT: A 56 year-old man presented with pain in the anal region. A digital rectal examination revealed that the prostate was markedly enlarged with a smooth, bulging surface. Computerized tomography images showed a 6 cm heterogeneous, infiltrative tumor within the prostate gland extending to the trigon of the bladder, left seminal vesicle and rectum...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414670/diulafoy-s-lesion-an-uncanny-etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleed
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V Gasia, O Lamendola
INTRODUCTION: Dieulafoy's lesion is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening, condition. It accounts for 1-2 percent of acute gastrointestinal (GI); bleeding. CASE: A 99-year-old woman was initially admitted due to left lower extremity cellulitis related to chronic venous stasis ulcer and was receiving broad-spectrum IV antibiotics. Upon admission to the medical floor, she had an episode of hematemesis and multiple bowel movements with black-tarry stools...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413306/urogenital-management-in-cloaca-an-alternative-approach
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Harshjeet Singh Bal, Sudipta Sen, Cenita Sam, Jacob Chacko, John Mathai, S R Regunandan
INTRODUCTION: In the management of cloaca, there is concern that dissection of the urogenital sinus in early childhood with the aim of total anatomical correction is hazardous. Avoiding such mobilization and providing mitrofanoff channel, when needed, till peripubertal period reduces complications and is technically easier. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-three cases of cloaca were managed in the period 2004-2016. Case records and radiology were reviewed retrospectively...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403899/hepato-bronchial-fistula-secondary-to-perforated-sigmoid-diverticulitis-a-case-report
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Jun Sunny Yin, Shaylan Govind, Daniele Wiseman, Richard Inculet, Raymond Kao
BACKGROUND: Patients with diverticulitis are predisposed to hepatic abscesses via seeding through the portal circulation. Hepatic abscesses are well-documented sequelae of diverticulitis, however instances of progression to hepato-bronchial fistulization are rare. We present a case of diverticulitis associated with hepatic abscess leading to hepato-bronchial fistulization, which represents a novel disease course not yet reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old Caucasian man presented with a history of unintentional weight loss and dyspnea both at rest and with exertion...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374259/anorectal-complications-after-robotic-intersphincteric-resection-for-low-rectal-cancer
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Li-Jen Kuo, James Chi-Yong Ngu, Yan-Jiun Huang, Yen-Kuang Lin, Chia-Che Chen, Yiu-Shun Tong, Szu-Chia Huang, Chia-Chen Hu, Shu-Hwa Tan
BACKGROUND: Robotic intersphincteric resection (ISR) has been introduced for sphincter-preservation in the treatment of low rectal cancer. However, many patients experience anorectal symptoms and defecatory dysfunction after ISR. This study aims to evaluate the anorectal complications that develop after ISR. METHODS: The medical records of 108 patients who underwent robotic ISR at Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan between December 2011 and June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 3, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371010/laparoscopic-ventral-rectopexy-for-rectal-prolapse-and-rectal-intussusception-using-a-biological-mesh
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Sinan Albayati, Matthew J Morgan, Catherine E Turner
AIM: Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy (LVR) is a nerve sparing technique for the treatment of rectal prolapse. Concerns about the use of synthetic meshes in the pelvis and the associated risk of erosion have led to the recent use of biological meshes in some colorectal units. This retrospective study aims to assess the outcomes of patients undergoing LVR using a non-cross-linked non-dermal biological mesh. METHODS: Medical notes of all patients who underwent LVR between December 2011 and May 2014 were reviewed...
March 29, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347333/a-phase-ii-study-of-preoperative-chemoradiation-with-tegafur-uracil-plus-leucovorin-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-with-pharmacogenetic-analysis
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Sun Young Kim, Ji Yeon Baek, Jae Hwan Oh, Sung Chan Park, Dae Kyung Sohn, Min Ju Kim, Hee Jin Chang, Sun-Young Kong, Dae Yong Kim
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a high dose of oral tegafur-uracil (400 mg/m(2)) plus leucovorin with preoperative chemoradiation of locally advanced rectal cancer and to explore the impact of polymorphisms of cytochrome P 2A6 (CYP2A6), uridine monophosphate synthetase (UMPS), and ATP-binding cassette B1 (ABCB1) on clinical outcome. METHODS: Patients with cT3 or cT4 rectal cancer were enrolled and were given tegafur-uracil 400 mg/m(2)/day and leucovorin 90 mg/m(2)/day for 7 days a week during preoperative chemoradiation (50...
March 27, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339103/iterative-dataset-optimization-in-automated-planning-implementation-for-breast-and-rectal-cancer-radiotherapy
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Jiawei Fan, Jiazhou Wang, Zhen Zhang, Weigang Hu
PURPOSE: To develop a new automated treatment planning solution for breast and rectal cancer radiotherapy. METHODS: The automated treatment planning solution developed in this study includes selection of the iterative optimized training dataset, dose volume histogram (DVH) prediction for the organs at risk (OARs), and automatic generation of clinically acceptable treatment plans. The iterative optimized training dataset is selected by an iterative optimization from 40 treatment plans for left-breast and rectal cancer patients who received radiation therapy...
March 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289572/human-listeriosis-presenting-as-breast-abscess-report-of-a-rare-case
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Venkataramana Kandi
An abscess is defined as a collection of pus in various tissues of the body including skin and other organs. Abscesses most commonly are formed on the skin under the armpits, groin areas, and rectal areas. Most abscesses involve microbial infections with few remaining sterile. The treatment of abscesses includes both medical and surgical intervention. In the era of multidrug resistance, isolation and identification of the causative microbe and testing for antimicrobial susceptible patterns assume greater significance for the better management of patients, thereby reducing the resultant morbidity and mortality...
February 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288297/early-rehabilitation-of-incisors-with-dentinogenesis-imperfecta-type-ii-case-report
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Ana Paula Ca Beltrame, Maíra Mery Rosa, Ricardo At Noschang, Izabel Cs Almeida
Dentinogenesis imperfecta is an phenotypic alteration in the formation of the organic matrix. It causes the rapid and progressive wear of tooth structure, which may compromise tooth function and aesthetics. This is a case of a 1y, 8m-old child with dentinogenesis imperfecta. All teeth presented with an opalescent appearance and grayish color hue. Compromised structural integrity was noted as excessive wear and fracturing of the enamel from the dentin layer. With low doses of midazolam (oral) and chloral hydrate (rectal) administration, in a hospital environment, sedation was used to aid full mouth rehabilitation...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285396/pelvic-organ-support-several-years-after-a-first-birth
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Caroline W S Ferreira, Ixora K Atan, Andrew Martin, Ka Lai Shek, Hans Peter Dietz
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Female pelvic organ prolapse is highly prevalent and childbirth has been shown to be an important risk factor. The study was carried out to observe if pelvic organ support deteriorates over time following a first birth. METHODS: This is a retrospective review using archived data sets of women seen in the context of two prospective perinatal imaging studies. All subjects had undergone a standardised interview, a clinical examination and 4D translabial ultrasound, 3 months and 2-5 years post-partum...
March 11, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277472/transvaginal-repair-of-complex-rectovaginal-fistulas-using-the-porcine-urinary-bladder-matrix-as-an-augmenting-graft
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Hemikaa Devakumar, Neeraja Chandrasekaran, Alexandriah Alas, Laura Martin, G Willy Davila, Eric Hurtado
BACKGROUND: After the US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning concerning vaginal mesh implants in 2008, their use in correction of pelvic floor defects have decreased in the United States (http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm479732.htm). However, we are still treating patients who have had complications associated with their use, rectovaginal fistulas (RVFs) being one of them. Rectovaginal fistulas are considered complex if greater than 2.5 cm, recurrent, associated with inflammatory bowel disease, or if they are proximal in location...
May 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
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