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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279067/-breast-cancer-value-based-healthcare-costs-and-financing
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Ana Harfouche, Silvia Silva, João Faria, Rui Araújo, António Gouveia, Maria Lacerda, Luís D'Orey
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the second most common oncological disease worldwide. To analyse the new disease specific funding programme (breast cancer) implemented at the Francisco Gentil Portuguese Institute of Oncology, Lisbon Center (Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil), the actual costs of the patients were examined using activity-based costing as a costing methodology. This study addresses the following question: "How much does it cost to treat breast cancer per 'patient-month' compared to the monthly fixed 'funding envelope'?"...
November 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243205/correction-to-a-phase-ii-study-evaluating-combined-neoadjuvant-cetuximab-and-chemotherapy-followed-by-chemoradiotherapy-and-concomitant-cetuximab-in-locoregional-oesophageal-cancer-patients
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Maria Alsina, Fernando Rivera, Francisco Javier Ramos, Maica Galán, Rafael López, Pilar García-Alfonso, José Enrique Alés-Martinez, Bernardo Queralt, Antonio Antón, Alfredo Carrato, Cristina Grávalos, Maria José Méndez-Vidal, Carlos López, Inmaculada Ruiz de Mena, Josep Tabernero, Jordi Giralt, Enrique Aranda
Errors were subsequently identified in the article and the following corrections should be noted.
December 14, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209521/management-of-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-undergoing-chemotherapy-recommendations-of-the-associazione-italiana-di-oncologia-medica-aiom-and-the-societ%C3%A3-italiana-di-nefrologia-sin
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Paolo Pedrazzoli, Nicola Silvestris, Antonio Santoro, Simona Secondino, Oronzo Brunetti, Vito Longo, Elena Mancini, Sara Mariucci, Teresa Rampino, Sara Delfanti, Silvia Brugnatelli, Saverio Cinieri
Background: The overall risk of some cancers is increased in patients receiving regular dialysis treatment due to chronic oxidative stress, a weakened immune system and enhanced genomic damage. These patients could benefit from the same antineoplastic treatment delivered to patients with normal renal function, but a better risk/benefit ratio could be achieved by establishing specific guidelines. Key considerations are which chemotherapeutic agent to use, adjustment of dosages and timing of dialysis in relation to the administration of chemotherapy...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192742/biliary-tract-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-report-from-the-soft-tissue-sarcoma-committee-of-the-associazione-italiana-ematologia-oncologia-pediatrica
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Katia Perruccio, Valerio Cecinati, Angela Scagnellato, Massimo Provenzi, Giuseppe Maria Milano, Eleonora Basso, Carla Manzitti, Giovanni Cecchetto, Rita Alaggio, Martina Di Martino, Amalia Schiavetti, Fraia Melchionda, Maria Carmen Affinita, Stefano Chiaravalli, Lucia Miglionico, Rita Balter, Angela Tamburini, Gianni Bisogno, Andrea Ferrari
INTRODUCTION: Rhabdomyosarcoma is a soft tissue malignant musculoskeletal tumor frequent in children. Biliary duct localization is extremely rare, but it is the most common cause of malignant obstructive jaundice in pediatric patients. METHODS: This report describes a series of 10 patients under 18 years of age with biliary tract rhabdomyosarcoma who were enrolled, from 1979 to 2004, in 3 consecutive Italian pediatric cooperative protocols that had been drawn up by the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of the Associazione Italiana Ematologia Oncologia Pediatrica (AIEOP)...
December 1, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128908/cetuximab-tpf-radiotherapy-in-oesophageal-cancer
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Maria Alsina, Fernando Rivera, Francisco Javier Ramos, Maica Galán, Rafael López, Pilar García-Alfonso, José Enrique Alés-Martinez, Bernardo Queralt, Antonio Antón, Alfredo Carrato, Cristina Grávalos, Maria José Méndez-Vidal, Carlos López, Inmaculada Ruiz de Mena, Josep Tabernero, Jordi Giralt, Enrique Aranda
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative chemoradiotherapy using a 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin backbone is widely used to improve surgical outcomes in locoregional oesophageal cancer patients, despite a non-negligible failure rate. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated intensification of this approach to improve patient outcomes by adding cetuximab to induction 5-FU/cisplatin/docetaxel (TPF) and to chemoradiotherapy in a phase II study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between November 2006 and April 2009, 50 patients with stage II-IVa squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus or gastro-oesophageal junction initiated three TPF/cetuximab cycles...
November 11, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074184/hpv-distribution-in-cervical-cancer-in-portugal-a-retrospective-study-from-1928-to-2005
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Ana Félix, Laia Alemany, Sara Tous, Silvia de Sanjosé, F Xavier Bosch
OBJECTIVES: To determine human papillomavirus (HPV) types in invasive cervical cancer in Portugal. METHODS: Cases diagnosed at the Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa de Francisco Gentil from the year 1928 to 2005 were selected for HPV DNA detection and genotyping using SPF10/DEIA/LiPA25 system. RESULTS: Of the 1214 samples that were considered appropriate for HPV detection, 714 (58.8%; 95% CI: 56.0-61.6%) were positive for HPV DNA...
December 2016: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049862/primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma-outcome-of-a-series-of-pediatric-patients-treated-with-high-dose-methotrexate-and-cytarabine-plus-anti-cd20
#7
Marta Pillon, E Carraro, L Mussolin, V Conter, A Tondo, M Aricò, R Mura, A Sala, L Vinti, S Buffardi, P Pierani, E S G d'Amore, G Basso
Between 2007 and 2013, 13 children diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMLBL) were treated according to a modified version of AIEOP (Associazione Italiana Ematologia Oncologia Pediatrica) LNH-97 protocol based on high-dose methotrexate, anthracyclines, and addition of anti-CD20. Ten patients achieved a continuous complete remission with front-line therapy. The overall 5-year survival was 91.7%, and event-free survival was 83.9%, with only one patient dying of progressive disease. Despite the few cases, these results demonstrate that this therapy, which includes anti-CD20, given in a multicenter setting, is feasible with acceptable toxicity in children with PMLBL...
October 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977239/communicating-bad-news-an-integrative-review-of-the-nursing-literature
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Cassiana Mendes Bertoncello Fontes, Daniele Vieira de Menezes, Maria Helena Borgato, Marcos Roberto Luiz
Objectives: describe how the process of breaking bad news is established and identify how nurses approach the task of giving bad news. Method: integrative review of the literature for articles in Portuguese and English published between 1993-2014, in the databases: Bireme, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, CINAHL and Embase. Nine articles were included using the selection flow chart. A digital form was completed for each article according to the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research checklist and the level of scientific evidence was determined...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944755/the-intriguing-effect-of-delay-time-to-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-on-survival-a-propensity-score-matching-study-on-a-cohort-of-melanoma-patients
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Antonio Tejera-Vaquerizo, Miguel Angel Descalzo-Gallego, Victor Traves, Celia Requena, Isidro Bolumar, Angel Pla, Eduardo Nagore
BACKGROUND: Time between primary melanoma excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) has not been sufficiently studied as an independent predictor of survival in cutaneous melanoma. OBJECTIVES: We used propensity score matching to evaluate whether early SLNB (performed ≤40 days from excisional biopsy) is associated with higher mortality in patients with cutaneous melanoma. MATERIALS & METHODS: A retrospective cohort study at a tertiary melanoma referral centre...
September 23, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895713/-hypochromic-microcytic-anemias-guideline-for-diagnosis-executive-summary
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884278/hpv-prevalence-in-vulvar-cancer-in-austria
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Sophie Pils, Lisa Gensthaler, Laia Alemany, Reinhard Horvat, Silvia de Sanjosé, Elmar A Joura
BACKGROUND: Even if vulvar cancer is not common, over one hundred women are affected in Austria per year. There is strong evidence that basaloid and warty variants are associated with types of human papillomavirus (HPV). METHODS: The aim of this study is to analyze the types of HPV in vulvar cancer in Austria. This cross-sectional period-prevalence international collaborative study on archival specimens was performed in cooperation with the Institut Catalan di Oncologia in Barcelona, Spain...
November 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830607/partnership-of-the-sociedade-brasileira-de-oncologia-pedi%C3%A3-trica-and-international-society-of-pediatric-oncology-to-improve-nutritional-care-for-children-with-cancer-in-brazil
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Karina Viani, Vicente Odone Filho, Sima Ferman, Teresa Cristina Cardoso Fonseca, Vanessa da Cunha Oliveira, Priscila Dos Santos Maia Lemos, Ronald D Barr, Elena J Ladas
The authors present a proposal of a partnership between the Sociedade Brasileira de Oncologia Pediátrica (SOBOPE) and the International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP) to promote the standardization and improvement of nutritional care of kids under cancer treatment in Brazil. The results of the first meeting in Brazil as well as plans for future meetings are described.
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776310/infrastructure-and-equipment-for-radiation-oncology-in-the-spanish-national-health-system-analysis-of-external-beam-radiotherapy-2015-2020
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A Rodríguez, M Algara, D Monge, J López-Torrecilla, F Caballero, R Morera, R Escó, H Pérez-Montero, C Ferrer, P C Lara
PURPOSE: Planning for radiation oncology requires reliable estimates of both demand for radiotherapy and availability of technological resources. This study compares radiotherapy resources in the 17 regions of the decentralised Spanish National Health System (SNHS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Sociedad Española de Oncología Radioterápica (SEOR) performed a cross-sectional survey of all Spanish radiation oncology services (ROS) in 2015. We collected data on SNHS radiotherapy units, recording the year of installation, specific features of linear accelerators (LINACs) and other treatment units, and radiotherapeutic techniques implemented by region...
August 3, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737884/-deficiencia-de-hierro-y-anemia-ferrop%C3%A3-nica-gu%C3%A3-a-para-su-prevenci%C3%A3-n-diagn%C3%A3-stico-y-tratamiento-resumen-ejecutivo
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704322/malignant-bowel-obstruction-in-relapsed-ovarian-cancer-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-an-occlusive-state
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Pedro Martinez Castro, Lara Vargas, Antonio Mancheño, Salvador Martín Utrilla, Francisco Pascual, Ignacio Romero, Cristina Zorrero, José Manuel Bosch, Andrés Poveda, Lucas Minig
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and oncological outcomes of women with malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) for relapsed ovarian cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed in all consecutive patients admitted at Instituto Valenciano de Oncología, Valencia, Spain, between July 2013 and July 2016 with MBO for relapsed ovarian cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis. All patients underwent the same protocol of conservative management...
September 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669411/a-map-of-clinical-dermatology-research-centers-in-spain-results-of-the-maind-study
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A Molina-Leyva, M A Descalzo, I García-Doval
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Bibliometric indicators and analyses of clinical research articles can help to quantify the scientific production of hospitals and institutions and identify their main areas of research. The aim of this study was to draw up a bibliometric map of clinical research in dermatology by Spanish hospitals and institutions through an analysis of quantitative, qualitative, and topic-based variables. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Bibliometric study of clinical research articles that met the inclusion criteria and had a definitive publication date between 2005 and 2014 in PubMed or Embase in which the corresponding author's affiliation was a Spanish dermatology department or institution...
November 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665464/transitioning-from-anatomic-landmarks-to-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheterizations-guidelines-applied-to-clinical-practice
#17
Rodrigo Oom, Rui Casaca, Rita Barroca, Sara Carvalhal, Catarina Santos, Nuno Abecasis
INTRODUCTION: Centrally inserted central catheter (CICC) insertion is a commonly performed procedure that may give rise to different complications. Despite the suggestion of guidelines to use ultrasound guidance (USG) for vascular access, not all centers use it systematically. The aim of this study is to illustrate the experience with ultrasound in CICC placement at a high-volume oncological center, in a country where the landmark technique is standard. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospective database was performed on CICC placement under USG in the Central Venous Catheter Unit of Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, from 2012 to 2015...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655531/results-of-the-third-aieop-cooperative-protocol-on-wilms-tumor-tw2003-and-related-considerations
#18
Filippo Spreafico, Davide Biasoni, Salvatore Lo Vullo, Lorenza Gandola, Paolo D'Angelo, Monica Terenziani, Maurizio Bianchi, Massimo Provenzi, Paolo Indolfi, Andrea Pession, Marilina Nantron, Andrea Di Cataldo, Carlo Morosi, Daniela Perotti, Serena Catania, Franca Fossati Bellani, Paola Collini
PURPOSE: TW2003, the third Italian prospective study on Wilms tumor, aimed to improve survival in patients with stage III-IV tumors, de-escalate therapy for stage I-II nonanaplastic tumors, refine the risk stratification of therapy, and develop a national infrastructure for biobanking and central pathology review. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TW2003 recruited children 18 years old or younger with primary intrarenal tumors. Local physicians chose nephrectomy with or without preoperative chemotherapy as the initial treatment based on the risk of unsafe and/or incomplete immediate surgery...
November 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612488/front-line-window-therapy-with-cisplatin-in-patients-with-primary-disseminated-ewing-sarcoma-a-study-by-the-associazione-italiana-di-ematologia-ed-oncologia-pediatrica-and-italian-sarcoma-group
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Roberto Luksch, Giovanni Grignani, Paolo D'Angelo, Arcangelo Prete, Nadia Puma, Marta Podda, Michela Casanova, Andrea Ferrari, Carlo Morosi, Franca Fagioli, Massimo Aglietta, Stefano Ferrari, Piero Picci, Maura Massimino
The aim was to assess the activity of cisplatin (CDDP) in Ewing sarcoma (ES). The study consisted of front-line window therapy with CDDP 120 mg/sqm every 3 weeks for two courses in children and young adults with primary disseminated ES. Response was assessed using the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours criteria, and Simon's two-stage design was applied. Twelve consecutive patients were enrolled in stage 1. Only one objective response was observed. Since the target response rate was not achieved, accrual was stopped and CDDP as a single agent in ES was judged unworthy of further assessment...
December 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598537/factors-possibly-affecting-prognosis-in-children-with-wilms-tumor-diagnosed-before-24-months-of-age-a-report-from-the-associazione-italiana-ematologia-oncologia-pediatrica-aieop-wilms-tumor-working-group
#20
Paolo D'Angelo, Andrea Di Cataldo, Monica Terenziani, Gianni Bisogno, Paola Collini, Martina Di Martino, Fraia Melchionda, Clara Mosa, Marilina Nantron, Daniela Perotti, Giuseppe Puccio, Annalisa Serra, Serena Catania, Filippo Spreafico
BACKGROUND: Children with Wilms' tumor (WT) aged under 24 months (infants) have a better prognosis than older patients. Our aim was to study the epidemiology of this age group, with focus on the modality of diagnosis, tumor size, and association with malformations/syndromes, seeking to understand if any of these factors might be related to prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Infants diagnosed with WT between 2003 and February 2010 were evaluated. A query form was used to collect data on the modality of WT diagnosis (symptomatic or incidental), tumor volume, maximum diameter, site, and stage...
December 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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