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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643745/adjuvant-hypofractionated-radiation-in-carcinoma-breast-photon-versus-electron-comparison-of-treatment-outcome
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G Prameela Chelakkot, Rahul Ravind, K Sruthi, Namrata Chigurupati, Sanketh Kotne, Raghavendra Holla, Ram Madhavan, M Dinesh
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer tissue is sensitive to hypofractionation. This is an analysis of patients treated with hypofractionated protocols since 2009, at our tertiary cancer center. METHODS: Details of breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant hypofractionated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) from January 2009 to December 2014 were retrieved and analyzed. RESULTS: One thousand seven hundred and eighty patients received adjuvant EBRT during this period...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642594/differential-effects-on-gene-transcription-and-hematopoietic-differentiation-correlate-with-gata2-mutant-disease-phenotypes
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C-E Chong, P Venugopal, P H Stokes, Y K Lee, P J Brautigan, D T O Yeung, M Babic, G A Engler, S W Lane, M Klingler-Hoffmann, J M Matthews, R J D'Andrea, A L Brown, C N Hahn, H S Scott
Heterozygous GATA2 mutations underlie an array of complex hematopoietic and lymphatic diseases. Analysis of the literature reporting three recurrent GATA2 germline (g) mutations (gT354M, gR396Q, gR398W) revealed different phenotype tendencies. While all three mutants differentially predispose to myeloid malignancies, there was no difference in leukemia-free survival for GATA2 patients. Despite intense interest, the molecular pathogenesis of GATA2 mutation is poorly understood. We functionally characterized a GATA2 mutant allelic series representing major disease phenotypes caused by germline and somatic (s) mutations in zinc finger (ZF) 2...
June 23, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637621/gata2-deficiency-and-related-myeloid-neoplasms
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Marcin W Wlodarski, Matthew Collin, Marshall S Horwitz
The GATA2 gene codes for a hematopoietic transcription factor that through its two zinc fingers (ZF) can occupy GATA-DNA motifs in a countless number of genes. It is crucial for the proliferation and maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells. During the past 5 years, germline heterozygous mutations in GATA2 were reported in several hundred patients with various phenotypes ranging from mild cytopenia to severe immunodeficiency involving B cells, natural killer cells, CD4(+) cells, monocytes and dendritic cells (MonoMAC/DCML), and myeloid neoplasia...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634549/a-qualitative-study-of-quality-of-life-concerns-following-a-melanoma-diagnosis
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Rachel I Vogel, Lori G Strayer, Rehana L Ahmed, Anne Blaes, DeAnn Lazovich
The goal of this study was to identify a relevant and inclusive list of quality of life issues among long-term survivors of melanoma. Individuals diagnosed with stage I-III cutaneous melanoma and had survived 1-5 years, ages 18-65 years at diagnosis, were recruited. Five focus groups were conducted with 33 participants in total. Discussions centered on participants' experiences at diagnosis, as well as ongoing physical, emotional, and social concerns, and behavioral changes since diagnosis. The majority of participants reported shock, fear, and feeling overwhelmed at the time of diagnosis...
2017: Journal of Skin Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633618/specialized-consultations-in-a-hospital-based-referral-center-for-patients-suspected-of-having-limb-lymphedema-impact-on-diagnosis
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Stéphane Vignes, Florence Vidal, Maria Arrault
Lymphedema, a chronic debilitating disease, is not always easily diagnosed. A total of 254 new patients ((217 women, 37 men), median (Q1-Q3) age 61 (46-72) years) were referred for suspected limb lymphedema to an exclusively lymphedema-dedicated department for a first consultation (January - March 2015) were included; among 118 with upper limb involvement, 100 (84.7%) were diagnosed with post-breast cancer therapy and four with primary lymphedemas; among 136 with lower limb involvement, 31 (22.8%) were diagnosed with primary lymphedemas and 35 (25...
June 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632566/gottron-papules-show-histopathologic-features-of-localized-lymphedema
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Angel Fernandez-Flores, David S Cassarino
Although Gottron papules are a relevant feature of dermatomyositis, they are reported in very few papers in the literature, and the largest series on the subject includes 11 cases. We intend to study the main histopathologic features of Gottron papules in a series of 12 biopsies. We evaluated hematoxylin-eosin stains on all cases. We also performed histochemical stains to evaluate the dermal deposition of mucin. Finally, we studied the CD123 cell population in the inflammatory infiltrate by immunohistochemistry...
July 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628934/accelerated-lymph-flow-in-early-stage-secondary-lymphedema-detected-by-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-lymphography
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Akira Shinaoka, Seijiro Koshimune, Kiyoshi Yamada, Kumiko Matsumoto, Masako Honda, Maki Miyake, Hiromi Furuichi, Atsushi Hongo, Yoshihiro Kimata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627976/administration-of-rocuronium-based-on-real-body-weight-versus-fat-free-mass-in-patients-with-lymphedema
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Zhang Jing, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Pengfei Liu, Xiaoyun Hu, Zhao Binjiang
Objective To compare the clinical pharmacokinetics of rocuronium when applied according to fat-free mass versus real body weight during anesthetic induction of patients with lymphedema. Methods Sixty patients with lymphedema (age, 18-60 years; American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status, I-II) undergoing elective surgery with general anesthesia were randomly divided into two groups. Rocuronium was administered based on the fat-free mass in 30 patients and real body weight in 30 patients. General anesthesia was induced with propofol and remifentanil by target-controlled infusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626257/multi-center-rater-blinded-study-of-early-intervention-with-the-hand-incubator-for-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-the-beat-edema-trial-proposal-of-a-research-protocol
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Hisao Ishii, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Masahiro Tatebe, Hitoshi Hirata, Toyone Kikumori, Nobuyuki Tsunoda, Ikuo Hyodo, Tomoko Ogawa, Naoki Unno
Postoperative lymphedema is considered irreversible once it has developed, and significantly lowers the patient's quality of life. However, lymphatic function has recently been clarified, and it is possible that lymphedema can be cured if early treatment is started. This two-arm randomized clinical trial (UMIN000026124) will prospectively evaluate 24 patients with early-stage breast cancer-related lymphedema at the Nagoya University Hospital and Aichi Cancer Center Hospital. The eligibility criteria will be patients who are diagnosed with stage 0-1 breast cancer-related lymphedema, as defined by the International Society of Lymphology, within 12 weeks after breast cancer surgery...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624897/corrosion-of-harrington-rod-in-idiopathic-scoliosis-long-term-effects
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Beth Sherman, Tanya Crowell
PURPOSE: Metal implants have been used to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis since the 1960s. Only recently, however, it has the issue of metal-bone breakdown secondary to metal corrosion in situ come to light, raising concerns of possible long-term complications from the resulting metallosis and inflammation of spinal tissues. We present a case of a patient with neurological deficit, pain, and disability with Harrington rod in place for over 30 years, to bring attention to the issue of bio-corrosion of metal implants and its effect on human tissue...
June 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624154/lymphedema-following-gynecological-cancer-results-from-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study-on-prevalence-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Sandra C Hayes, Monika Janda, Leigh C Ward, Hildegard Reul-Hirche, Megan L Steele, Johnathan Carter, Michael Quinn, Bruce Cornish, Andreas Obermair
OBJECTIVE: Cancer-related lymphedema is a debilitating condition that adversely influences function, health and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors of lower-limb lymphedema pre- through to 24months post-surgery for gynecological cancer. METHODS: A clinic-based sample of women (n=408) with gynecological cancer participated in a prospective, longitudinal study (2008-2011) using self-reported measures (swelling in one or both legs) and objectively measured lymphedema (bioimpedance spectroscopy) at baseline (pre-surgery), six weeks-three months, 6-12months, and 15-24months post-surgery...
June 14, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623442/counseling-interventions-delivered-in-women-with-breast-cancer-to-improve-health-related-quality-of-life-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
V D'Egidio, C Sestili, M Mancino, I Sciarra, R Cocchiara, I Backhaus, A Mannocci, Alessandro De Luca, Federico Frusone, Massimo Monti, G La Torre
BACKGROUND: Higher survival rates for breast cancer patients have led to concerns in dealing with short- and long-term side effects. The most common complications are impairment of shoulder functions, pain, lymphedema, and dysesthesia of the injured arm; psychological consequences concern: emotional distress, anxiety, and depression, thereby, deeply impacting/affecting daily living activity, and health-related quality of life. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review for assessing the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions aiming at improving health-related quality of life, return to daily activity, and correct lifestyles among breast cancer patients...
June 16, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621805/noninvasive-screening-test-for-detecting-early-stage-lymphedema-using-follow-up-computed-tomography-imaging-after-cancer-treatment-and-results-of-treatment-with-lymphaticovenular-anastomosis
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Shinsuke Akita, Fusa Ogata, Ichiro Manabe, Akira Mitsuhashi, Rikiya Nakamura, Yoshihisa Yamaji, Yoshitaka Kubota, Nobuyuki Mitsukawa
BACKGROUND: Although early detection is valuable for secondary lymphedema treatment, existing screening tests are not popular. This study aimed to propose a novel method of screening lymphedema patients based on the thickness of the subcutaneous fat measured with perioperative computed tomography (CT) and present the results from evaluation of patients who underwent those examinations was performed. METHOD: The medical records of 96 gynecological cancer patients and 189 breast cancer patients, whose lymphatic function was assessed with indocyanine green lymphography, were reviewed...
June 16, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617750/skin-and-wound-care-in-lymphedema-patients-a-taxonomy-primer-and-literature-review
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Caroline E Fife, Wade Farrow, Adelaide A Hebert, Nathan C Armer, Bob R Stewart, Janice N Cormier, Jane M Armer
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is a condition of localized protein-rich swelling from damaged or malfunctioning lymphatics. Because the immune system is compromised, there is a high risk of infection. Infection in patients with lymphedema may present in a variety of ways. OBJECTIVE: The goals of this review were to standardize the terminology of skin breakdown in the context of lymphedema, synthesize the available information to create best practice recommendations in support of the American Lymphedema Framework Project update to its Best Practices document, and create recommendations for further research...
July 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617649/correlation-between-the-severity-of-subcutaneous-echo-free-space-and-the-amount-of-extracellular-fluid-determined-by-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-of-leg-edema
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Kotaro Suehiro, Noriyasu Morikage, Osamu Yamashita, Takasuke Harada, Makoto Samura, Yuriko Takeuchi, Takahiro Mizoguchi, Kaori Nakamura, Kimikazu Hamano
BACKGROUND: Both subcutaneous echo-free space (SEFS) observed by ultrasonography and the ratio of intracellular fluid resistance to extracellular fluid resistance (Ri/Re) calculated from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) represent extracellular edema status in the extremities. We tried to correlate these parameters. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 70 legs with venous edema (VE) and 68 legs with lymphedema (LE), subcutaneous tissue ultrasonography to determine SEFS severity (range, 0-2) and BIA to calculate Ri/Re were performed...
June 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616845/neoadjuvant-therapy-for-breast-cancer-established-concepts-and-emerging-strategies
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REVIEW
Tessa G Steenbruggen, Mette S van Ramshorst, Marleen Kok, Sabine C Linn, Carolien H Smorenburg, Gabe S Sonke
In the last decade, the systemic treatment approach for patients with early breast cancer has partly shifted from adjuvant treatment to neoadjuvant treatment. Systemic treatment administration started as a 'one size fits all' approach but is currently customized according to each breast cancer subtype. Systemic treatment in a neoadjuvant setting is at least as effective as in an adjuvant setting and has several additional advantages. First, it enables response monitoring and provides prognostic information; second, it downstages the tumor, allowing for less extensive surgery, improved cosmetic outcomes, and reduced postoperative complications such as lymphedema; and third, it enables early development of new treatment strategies by using pathological complete remission as a surrogate outcome of event-free and overall survival...
June 14, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612981/congenital-telangiectatic-und-pigmented-lesions-associated-with-lymphedema-difference-in-leg-length-and-scoliosis
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Patricia Convalexius, Thomas A Luger, Markus Böhm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609348/factors-associated-with-lymphosclerosis-an-analysis-on-962-lymphatic-vessels
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Takumi Yamamoto, Nana Yamamoto, Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, Mitsunaga Narushima, Isao Koshima
BACKGROUND: Lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA) is a useful treatment option for compression-refractory lower extremity lymphedema (LEL), but its efficacy largely depends on severity of lymphosclerosis. To maximize LVA efficacy, it is important to elucidate factors associated with severe lymphosclerosis (SLS). METHODS: Medical charts of 134 LEL patients who underwent preoperative indocyanine green (ICG) lymphography and LVA were reviewed to obtain data of clinical demographics, ICG lymphography findings, and intraoperative findings...
June 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608029/the-efficacy-of-lymphaticovenular-anastomosis-in-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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H Winters, H J P Tielemans, M Hameeteman, V A A Paulus, C H Beurskens, N J Slater, D J O Ulrich
INTRODUCTION: Lymphedema can be a debilitating condition, causing a great decrease in a person's quality of life (QoL). Treatment with lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA), in which an anastomosis is created between the lymphatic and venous system, may attenuate lymphedema symptoms and reduce swelling. In this study, we share the results using LVA to treat breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) at our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were eligible for inclusion if they suffered from unilateral BCRL, if functional lymphatics were available, if compression therapy was used for at least 6 months, and if the follow-up was 12 months at minimum...
June 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606600/maximizing-functional-outcomes-in-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors-assessment-and-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Nausheen Jamal, Barbara Ebersole, Andrew Erman, Dinesh Chhetri
With increases in survivorship for patients with head and neck cancer, attention is turning to quality-of-life issues for survivors. Care for these patients is multifaceted. Dysphagia and issues of voice/speech, airway obstruction, neck and shoulder dysfunction, lymphedema, and pain control are important to address. Rehabilitation interventions are patient-specific and aim to prevent, restore, compensate, and palliate symptoms and sequelae of treatment for optimal functioning. Central to providing comprehensive interdisciplinary care are the head and neck surgeon, laryngologist, and speech-language pathologist...
June 9, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
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