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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727561/a-cots-based-microwave-imaging-system-for-breast-cancer-detection
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Mario R Casu, Marco Vacca, Jorge A Tobon, Azzurra Pulimeno, Imran Sarwar, Raffaele Solimene, Francesca Vipiana
Microwave imaging is an emerging breast cancer diagnostic technique, which aims at complementing already established methods like mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound. It offers two striking advantages: no-risk for the patient and potential low-cost for national health systems. So far, however, the prototypes developed for validation in labs and clinics used costly lab instruments such as a vector network analyzer (VNA). Moreover, the CPU time required by complex image reconstruction algorithms may not be compatible with the duration of a medical examination...
July 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724133/a-nationwide-analysis-of-cost-variation-for-autologous-free-flap-breast-reconstruction
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Jessica I Billig, Yiwen Lu, Adeyiza O Momoh, Kevin C Chung
Importance: Cost variation among hospitals has been demonstrated for surgical procedures. Uncovering these differences has helped guide measures taken to reduce health care spending. To date, the fiscal consequence of hospital variation for autologous free flap breast reconstruction is unknown. Objective: To investigate factors that influence cost variation for autologous free flap breast reconstruction. Design, Setting, and Participants: A secondary cross-sectional analysis was performed using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample database from 2008 to 2010...
July 19, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719625/differences-of-immune-disorders-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-breast-cancer-based-on-transcriptional-regulation
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Wei Kong, Xiaoyang Mou, Jin Deng, Benteng Di, Ruxing Zhong, Shuaiqun Wang, Yang Yang, Weiming Zeng
Although chronic inflammation and immune disorders are of great importance to the pathogenesis of both dementia and cancer, the pathophysiological mechanisms are not clearly understood. In recent years, growing epidemiological evidence and meta-analysis data suggest an inverse association between Alzheimer's disease (AD), which is the most common form of dementia, and cancer. It has been revealed that some common genes and biological processes play opposite roles in AD and cancer; however, the biological immune mechanism for the inverse association is not clearly defined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716116/catching-and-monitoring-clinical-innovation-through-performance-indicators-the-case-of-the-breast-conserving-surgery-indicator
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Anna Maria Murante, Silvio Candelori, Paola Rucci, Sabina Nuti, Manuela Roncella, Matteo Ghilli, Andrea Mercatelli, Maria Pia Fantini
BACKGROUND: The evolution in the surgical and diagnostic procedures, the attention to women's preferences, the case mix, and differences in professional practices may lead to a variability in the quality of breast cancer clinical pathway. To catch and manage this variability it is important to use valid measures. The aim of this paper is to examine the concurrent validity of the breast-conserving surgery (BCS) indicator and to provide evidence to guide the quality improvement process...
July 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714986/genome-wide-reconstruction-of-complex-structural-variants-using-read-clouds
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Noah Spies, Ziming Weng, Alex Bishara, Jennifer McDaniel, David Catoe, Justin M Zook, Marc Salit, Robert B West, Serafim Batzoglou, Arend Sidow
In read cloud approaches, microfluidic partitioning of long genomic DNA fragments and barcoding of shorter fragments derived from these fragments retains long-range information in short sequencing reads. This combination of short reads with long-range information represents a powerful alternative to single-molecule long-read sequencing. We develop Genome-wide Reconstruction of Complex Structural Variants (GROC-SVs) for SV detection and assembly from read cloud data and apply this method to Illumina-sequenced 10x Genomics sarcoma and breast cancer data sets...
July 17, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713853/factors-associated-with-acute-postoperative-pain-following-breast-reconstruction
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Anita R Kulkarni, Andrea L Pusic, Jennifer B Hamill, Hyungjin M Kim, Ji Qi, Edwin G Wilkins, Randy S Roth
INTRODUCTION: Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction has become an increasingly important component of breast cancer treatment. Unfortunately, some patients experience severe postoperative pain, placing them at risk for increased clinical morbidity and the development of disabling chronic pain. In an attempt to identify at-risk patients, we prospectively evaluated patient characteristics and medical/surgical variables associated with more severe acute post-reconstruction pain. METHODS: Women (N = 2207; one-week 82...
March 2017: JPRAS Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711186/megavoltage-2d-topographic-imaging-an-attractive-alternative-to-megavoltage-ct-for-the-localization-of-breast-cancer-patients-treated-with-tomodirect
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Philippe Meyer, Fabien Le Pennec, Susanta K Hui, Nicolas Dehaynin, Delphine Jarnet, Matthieu Gantier, Claudine Niederst, Christophe Mazzara, Etienne Baudrier, Vincent Noblet
PURPOSE: To show the usefulness of topographic 2D megavoltage images (MV2D) for the localization of breast cancer patients treated with TomoDirect (TD), a radiotherapy treatment technique with fixed-angle beams performed on a TomoTherapy system. METHODS: A method was developed to quickly localize breast cancer patients treated with TD by registering the MV2D images produced before a TD treatment with reference images reconstructed from a kilovoltage CT simulation scanner and by using the projection of the beam-eye-view TD treatment field...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701264/impact-of-rural-urban-status-on-survival-after-mastectomy-without-reconstruction-versus-mastectomy-with-reconstruction
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Elaine Jayne Buckley, Whitney E Zahnd, David J Rea, John D Mellinger, Sabha Ganai
BACKGROUND: Disparities in access to care exist for breast cancer patients, including access to surgeons performing reconstruction. We hypothesized rural patients have delayed time to surgery after mastectomy with reconstruction with implications on survival. METHODS: An observational study was conducted using the National Cancer Database on patients with breast cancer from 2003 to 2007 who underwent mastectomy, with or without reconstruction from 2003 to 2007 (n = 90,319)...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699269/determinants-of-short-and-long-term-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-immediate-breast-reconstruction-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Craig A Wengler, Stephanie A Valente, Zahraa AlHilli, Neil M Woody, Julia H Muntean, Jame Abraham, Rahul D Tendulkar, Risal Djohan, Colin O'Rourke, Joseph P Crowe, Stephen R Grobmyer
BACKGROUND: We evaluated oncologic outcomes and complications of skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) and nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) with immediate reconstruction (IR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with early-stage and locally advanced breast cancer (BC). METHODS: BC patients from 2000 to 2014 treated with NAC followed by SSM/NSM and IR were reviewed. Patient demographics, tumor characteristics, NAC response, complications, and recurrence were analyzed...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699130/cost-effectiveness-of-risk-reducing-mastectomy-versus-surveillance-in-brca-mutation-carriers-with-a-history-of-ovarian-cancer
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Charlotte Gamble, Laura J Havrilesky, Evan R Myers, Junzo P Chino, Scott Hollenbeck, Jennifer K Plichta, P Kelly Marcom, E Shelley Hwang, Noah D Kauff, Rachel A Greenup
BACKGROUND: The appropriate management of breast cancer risk in BRCA mutation carriers following ovarian cancer diagnosis remains unclear. We sought to determine the survival benefit and cost effectiveness of risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) among women with BRCA1/2 mutations following stage II-IV ovarian cancer. DESIGN: We constructed a decision model from a third-party payer perspective to compare annual screening with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography to annual screening followed by RRM with reconstruction following ovarian cancer diagnosis...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691024/self-assembling-rada16-i-peptide-hydrogel-scaffold-loaded-with-tamoxifen-for-breast-reconstruction
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Huimin Wu, Ting Zhou, Lin Tian, Zhengchao Xia, Feng Xu
More and more breast cancer patients prefer autologous fat tissue transfer following lumpectomy to maintain perfect female characteristics. However, the outcome was not satisfactory due to the transplanted fat absorption. In this study, we prepared two RADA16-I peptide scaffolds with and without tamoxifen. Both scaffolds were transparent, porous, and hemisphere-shaped. The hADSCs isolated from liposuction were attached to the scaffold. The growth inhibition of the hADSCs induced by TAM in 2-demensional (2D) culture was higher than that in TAM-loaded hydrogel scaffold 3D culture (P < 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690051/nipple-sparing-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer-is-associated-with-high-patient-satisfaction-and-safe-oncological-outcomes
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V Mesdag, C Régis, E Tresch, M-P Chauvet, L Boulanger, P Collinet, S Giard
BACKGROUND: The preservation of the nipple areolar complex (NAC) for cancer treatment is still a matter of debate because of suspected increase of local recurrence and surgery-specific complications. The aim of the study was to investigate both the relapse risk associated with nipple sparing mastectomy (NSM) for breast cancer and women's satisfaction with preservation of the NAC. METHODS: We included retrospectively all patients who had skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) or NSM from 2007 to 2012 for breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)...
July 8, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688637/lymph-node-status-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-brca-positive-breast-cancer
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Jeeyeon Lee, Ho Yong Park, Jin Hyang Jung, Wan Wook Kim, Yee Soo Chae, Soo Jung Lee, Seokwon Lee, Youngtae Bae
BACKGROUND: The incidence of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) seems to be higher in BRCA-positive than sporadic breast cancer. We compared the oncologic outcomes of BRCA-positive breast cancer patients managed with breast-conserving surgery, simple mastectomy or mastectomy followed by immediate reconstruction. MATERIALS/METHODS: Thirty four BRCA-positive breast cancers were grouped according to surgical treatment: breast-conserving surgery (n = 17), simple mastectomy (n = 9), and mastectomy followed by immediate reconstruction (n = 8)...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688583/image-improvement-method-for-positron-emission-mammography
#14
Nikolai V Slavine, Stephen J Seiler, Roderick W McColl, Robert E Lenkinski
PURPOSE: To evaluate in clinical use a rapidly converging, efficient iterative deconvolution algorithm (RSEMD) for improving the quantitative accuracy of previously reconstructed breast images by a commercial positron emission mammography (PEM) scanner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The RSEMD method was tested on imaging data from clinical Naviscan Flex Solo II PEM scanner. This method was applied to anthropomorphic like breast phantom data and patient breast images previously reconstructed with Naviscan software to determine improvements in image resolution, signal to noise ratio (SNR) and contrast to noise ratio (CNR)...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685613/highlights-of-the-san-antonio-breast-cancer-symposium-2016
#15
John R Benson, Ismail Jatoi
The 39th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) was convened in San Antonio, Texas, on 9-13 December 2016. More than 7000 clinicians and scientists from around the world participated in the symposium which featured a range of presentations and keynote talks pertaining to breast cancer screening, prevention, locoregional and systemic therapies. This two-part report highlights a selection of important studies presented at this premier breast cancer event with Part 1 focusing onmetastatic breast cancer, extended endocrine therapy and the prognostic significance of BRCA1/2 gene mutations...
July 7, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683895/patient-experience-with-breast-reconstruction-process-following-bilateral-mastectomy-in-brca-mutation-carriers
#16
Suliat Nurudeen, Hao Guo, Yoon Chun, Suzanne Coopey, William Barry, Judy Garber, Laura S Dominici
BACKGROUND: Many patients with BRCA mutations consider bilateral mastectomy for risk reduction (RRM) or when diagnosed with cancer (TM). Limited data exist to help inform patients about the reconstruction (recon) process. We sought to identify factors associated with unforeseen procedures following RRM or TM in BRCA positive patients. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated records from 178 BRCA positive patients who had RRM or TM with recon from 1997 to 2013 in a single healthcare system...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681172/whither-surgical-quality-assurance-of-breast-cancer-surgery-surgical-margins-and-local-recurrence-after-paterson
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EDITORIAL
N J Bundred, J Thomas, J M J Dixon
The Kennedy report into the actions of the disgraced Breast Surgeon, Paterson focussed on issues of informed consent for mastectomy, management of surgical margins and raised concerns about local recurrence rates and the increasing emphasis on cosmesis after mastectomy for breast cancer. This article assesses whether Kennedy's recommendations apply to the UK as a whole and how to address these issues. New GMC advice on consent and newer nonevidenced innovations in immediate reconstruction have altered the level of informed consent required...
July 5, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678328/oncoplastic-breast-surgery-comprehensive-review
#18
N Bertozzi, M Pesce, P L Santi, E Raposio
Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in Western populations, affecting 12.5% of women, with 1.38 million patients per year. Breast-conserving surgery followed by postoperative radiotherapy replaced the radical and modified-radical procedures of Halsted and Patey as the standard of care for early-stage breast cancer once the overall and disease-free survival rates of breast-conserving surgery were demonstrated to be equivalent to those of mastectomy. However, excision of >20% of breast tissue, low or centrally located cancer, and large-sized breasts with various grades of breast ptosis, result a in unacceptable cosmetic outcomes...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676319/impact-of-adjuvant-anti-estrogen-therapies-tamoxifen-and-aromatase-inhibitors-on-perioperative-outcomes-of-breast-reconstruction
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Raphaëlle Billon, Romain Bosc, Yazid Belkacemi, Elias Assaf, Mounia SidAhmed-Mezi, Barbara Hersant, Jean-Paul Meningaud
PURPOSE: Hormone (anti-estrogen) therapy (HT) plays a major role in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer management. The latest guidelines propose to extend the duration of adjuvant treatment from 5 to 10 years. The association between HT and thromboembolic or microvascular complications during breast reconstruction has been investigated. However, while estrogens play a crucial role in wound healing, no study has assessed the impact of tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors on other postoperative complications, including wound healing complications...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673764/how-to-assess-sensory-recovery-after-breast-reconstruction-surgery
#20
Helena K Puonti, Taina A Broth, Seppo O Soinila, Helena K Hallikainen, Satu K Jääskeläinen
BACKGROUND: We evaluated clinical against psychophysical (tactile and thermal quantitative sensory test [QST]), neurophysiologic (somatosensory evoked potential [SEP]), and epithelial nerve fiber density (ENFD) examinations in detection and follow-up of sensory alterations after breast reconstruction done with or without nerve anastomoses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a prospective 2-year follow-up design, 56 breast cancer patients underwent innervated and 20 patients noninnervated free rectus abdominis muscle-sparing flap (ms-TRAM) breast reconstruction...
April 29, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
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