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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155347/postoperative-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-cavernous-sinus-invading-growth-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenomas
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Eui Hyun Kim, Min Chul Oh, Jong Hee Chang, Ju Hyung Moon, Cheol Ryong Ku, Won-Seok Chang, Eun Jig Lee, Sun Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the long-term effects of Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) on remnants in the cavernous sinus (CS) after transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) for acromegaly and to identify its possible adverse effects. METHODS: Thirty patients who had remnant tumors only inside the CS after TSS and who consequently underwent GKS were included. They were followed for a median period of 47 months after GKS with regular hormonal and radiological examinations...
November 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151959/survival-and-toxicities-of-imrt-based-on-the-rtog-protocols-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-from-the-endemic-regions-of-china
#2
Shao-Bo Liang, Yan Wang, Xue-Feng Hu, Sha-Sha He, Xing-Li Yang, Li-Zhi Liu, Chun-Yan Cui, Yong Chen, Li-Wu Fu
Background: This study evaluated the survival outcomes and toxicities of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) based on the RTOG 0225/0615 RT protocols in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) from a region of China where this tumor type is endemic. Methods: A total of 455 patients with non-metastatic, histologically-confirmed NPC were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were treated by IMRT using the RTOG 0225/0615 RT protocols; 91.1% (288/316) of patients with stage III-IVb NPC received concurrent chemotherapy +/- induction chemotherapy or adjuvant chemotherapy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147715/the-impact-of-ultraviolet-b-uv-b-radiation-in-combination-with-different-temperatures-in-the-early-life-stage-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Feyza Icoglu Aksakal, Abdulkadir Ciltas
Ultraviolet B (UV-B) radiation is an environmental stressor with detrimental effects on many aquatic organisms including fish. In addition, UV-B exposure combined with other environmental factors could have even more negative effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of UV-B radiation exposure on zebrafish embryos/larvae in terms of survival, developmental toxicity and the mRNA levels of the genes related to oxidative stress and innate immune response at different temperatures (24 °C, 28 °C and 30 °C)...
November 17, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139613/nipple-sparing-mastectomy-as-treatment-for-patients-with-ductal-carcinoma-in%C3%A2-situ-a-10-year-follow-up-study
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Víctor Lago, Vincenzo Maisto, Julia Gimenez-Climent, Jose Vila, Carlos Vazquez, Rafael Estevan
The objective was to determine the 10-year oncological safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) in patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The use of NSM preserves the nipple-areola complex (NAC). As residual fibroglandular breast tissue can remain behind the spared NAC, its use for patient with breast cancer is controversial. The oncologic outcomes and complication rates after performing NSM compared to other techniques are still under debate and a concern when treating patients with breast cancer...
November 15, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127818/cytokinesis-block-micronucleus-cytome-assay-parameters-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-of-the-general-population-contribution-of-age-sex-seasonal-variations-and-lifestyle-factors
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Goran Gajski, Marko Gerić, Višnja Oreščanin, Vera Garaj-Vrhovac
The cytokinesis-block micronucleus cytome (CBMN Cyt) assay was used to evaluate the baseline frequency of cytogenetic damage in peripheral blood lymphocytes of the general population (average age, 38.28 ± 12.83 years) in relation to age, sex, body mass index, seasonal variations (season of sampling, period of sampling and different meteorological parameters) and lifestyle factors (smoking habit, alcohol consumption, exposure to medications and diagnostic radiation, physical activity, and family history of cancer)...
November 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124649/angiotensin-receptor-blockade-a-novel-approach-for-symptomatic-radiation-necrosis-after-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Mudit Chowdhary, Derick Okwan-Duodu, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Robert H Press, Jaymin Jhaveri, Zachary S Buchwald, Jim Zhong, Bhavana V Chapman, Ranjit S Bindra, Joseph N Contessa, Henry S Park, James B Yu, Roy H Decker, Jeffrey J Olson, Nelson M Oyesiku, Ross A Abrams, Hui-Kuo G Shu, Walter J Curran, Ian R Crocker, Kirtesh R Patel
Preclinical evidence suggests angiotensin blockade therapy (ABT) decreases late radiation toxicities. This study aims to investigate the association between ABT and symptomatic radiation necrosis (SRN) following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Resected brain metastases (rBM) and arteriovenous malformation (AVM) patients treated with SRS from 2002 to 2015 were identified. Patients in the ABT cohort were on therapy during SRS and at 1-month follow up. Kaplan Meier method and cumulative incidence model were used to analyze overall survival (OS) and intracranial outcomes...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121966/radioprotective-agents-to-prevent-cellular-damage-due-to-ionizing-radiation
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Tyler A Smith, Daniel R Kirkpatrick, Sean Smith, Trevor K Smith, Tate Pearson, Aparna Kailasam, Kortney Z Herrmann, Johanna Schubert, Devendra K Agrawal
Medical imaging has become a central component of patient care to ensure early and accurate diagnosis. Unfortunately, many imaging modalities use ionizing radiation to generate images. Ionizing radiation even in low doses can cause direct DNA damage and generate reactive oxygen species and free radicals, leading to DNA, protein, and lipid membrane damage. This cell damage can lead to apoptosis, necrosis, teratogenesis, or carcinogenesis. As many as 2% of cancers (and an associated 15,000 deaths annually) can be linked to computed tomography exposure alone...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117939/novel-signaling-complex-between-troy-and-egfr-mediates-glioblastoma-cell-invasion
#8
Zonghui Ding, Alison Roos, Jean Kloss, Harshil Dhruv, Sen Peng, Patrick Pirrotte, Jennifer M Eschbacher, Nhan L Tran, Joseph C Loftus
Glioblastoma is the most frequent primary brain tumor in adults and a highly lethal malignancy with a median survival of about 15 months. The aggressive invasion of the surrounding normal brain makes complete surgical resection impossible, increases the resistance to radiation and chemotherapy, and assures tumor recurrence. Thus, there is an urgent need to develop innovative therapeutics to target the invasive tumor cells for improved treatment outcomes of this disease. Expression of TROY (TNFRSF19), a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family, increases with increasing glial tumor grade and inversely correlates with patient survival...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117507/zingerone-protects-keratinocyte-stem-cells-from-uvb-induced-damage
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Jienny Lee, Sae Woong Oh, Seoung Woo Shin, Kyung-Woo Lee, Jae-Youl Cho, Jongsung Lee
The epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, is a stratified epithelium that protects the body from the external environment. Keratinocyte stem cells (KSCs) are involved in epidermis homeostasis by maintaining epidermal integrity through a process of constant regeneration. Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation is a major inducer of cellular damage in the epidermis. In this study, we investigated the effects of zingerone (a phenolic compound derived from spices) on UVB-induced cellular damage in KSCs. We found that zingerone significantly inhibited cellular senescence of KSCs in response to UVB irradiation...
November 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116741/high-performance-plga-magnetic-microspheres-prepared-by-rotating-membrane-emulsification-for-transcatheter-arterial-embolization-and-magnetic-ablation-in-vx2-liver-tumors
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Yi-Jun Liang, Hui Yu, Guodong Feng, Linlin Zhuang, Wei Xi, Ming Ma, Jun Chen, Ning Gu, Yu Zhang
Interventional embolization is a popular minimally invasive vascular therapeutic technique and has been widely applied for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) therapy. However, harmful effects caused by transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and radioembolization, such as the toxicity of chemotherapy or excessive radiation damage, are serious disadvantages and significantly reduce the therapeutic efficacy. Here, a synergistic therapeutic strategy combined transcatheter arterial embolization and magnetic ablation (TAEMA) by using PLGA-magnetic microspheres (MMs) has been successfully applied to orthotopic VX2 liver tumors of rabbits...
November 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111819/danshensu-decreases-uvb-induced-corneal-inflammation-in-an-experimental-mouse-model-via-oral-administration
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Mei-Ching Teng, Pei Chang Wu, Si-Ping Lin, Chien-Yun Wu, Ping-Hsun Wang, Chueh-Tan Chen, Bo-Yie Chen
BACKGROUND: Danshensu is a bioactive constituent of Salvia miltiorrhiza, a plant commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. In this study, we investigated the pharmacological efficacy of sodium danshensu, or named salvianic acid A sodium (SAS) on ultraviolet B (UVB)-mediated corneal inflammatory injury in mice. METHODS: Albino mice were divided into one blank control group, and three UVB radiation groups, i.e. SAS-untreated group, and prophylactic treatment groups with SAS at 1 and 10 mg/kg via oral administration...
November 7, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110648/prospective-study-of-11-c-methionine-pet-for-distinguishing-between-recurrent-brain-metastases-and-radiation-necrosis-%C3%A2-limitations-of-diagnostic-accuracy-and-long-term-results-of-salvage-treatment
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Shoji Yomo, Kazuhiro Oguchi
BACKGROUND: On conventional diagnostic imaging, the features of radiation necrosis (RN) are similar to those of local recurrence (LR) of brain metastases (BM). (11)C-methionine positron emission tomography (MET-PET) is reportedly useful for making a differential diagnosis between LR and RN. In this prospective study, we aimed to investigate the diagnostic performance of MET-PET and the long-term results of subsequent patient management. METHODS: The eligible subjects had enlarging contrast-enhanced lesions (>1 cm) on MR imaging after any form of radiotherapy for BM, suggesting LR or RN...
November 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107432/-reconstruction-of-abdo-perineal-resection-by-taylor-flap-about-68-patients
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D Boccara, K SerroR, J Lefevre, M Mimoun, M Chaouat
PURPOSES: Healing after abdomino-perineal resection is often difficult, especially in patients who have undergone radiation therapy. Vaginal reconstruction is also an important issue for the women who undergo this surgery. We describe and analyze here our series of perineal reconstructions with modified Taylor flaps. Between 2010 and 2016, 68 patients (52 women, 16 men) with cancer of the anal canal (53), adenocarcinoma of the lower rectum (9), or other malignant neoplasms of the perineum underwent reconstruction with a rectus abdominis myocutaneous (RAM) flap with an inferior pedicle and an oblique skin paddle...
October 26, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104459/effects-of-oral-glutamine-on-inflammatory-and-autophagy-responses-in-cancer-patients-treated-with-abdominal-radiotherapy-a-pilot-randomized-trial
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Juan J Ortiz de Urbina, Beatriz San-Miguel, Alfonso Vidal-Casariego, Irene Crespo, Diana I Sánchez, José L Mauriz, Jesús M Culebras, Javier González-Gallego, María J Tuñón
Background and Aims: Abdominal radiotherapy (RT) causes harm to the mid gastrointestinal mucosa by release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and promotes autophagic changes in tumor cells. This study was aimed to measure the effect of glutamine administration on markers of inflammation and autophagy in cancer patients treated with RT. Methods: In this double-blind, randomized, controlled pilot trial 43 patients under abdominal RT diagnosed of pelvic or abdominal malignancies receiving glutamine (30 g/d) or placebo (casein, 30 g/d)...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103764/additive-cytotoxic-effects-of-radiation-and-mtor-inhibitors-in-a-cervical-cancer-cell-line
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Daniele Xavier Assad, Gabriel Alvares Borges, Samuel Ramalho Avelino, Eliete Neves Silva Guerra
The PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway is frequently activated in HPV-positive cervical squamous cell cancer (CC). This study investigated the biological effects of mTOR inhibitors associated with radiotherapy in a CC cell line (HeLa). A human keratinocyte cell line (HaCaT) was used as control. Temsirolimus, everolimus, resveratrol, curcumin and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) were the mTOR inhibitors assessed. The 50% cell cytotoxicity rate (CC50) for each treatment was determined by MTT cell viability assay...
November 2, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103238/neo-adjuvant-chemo-radiation-to-60-gray-followed-by-surgery-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-evaluation-of-trimodality-strategy
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Sarit Appel, Jeffry Goldstein, Marina Perelman, Tatiana Rabin, Damien Urban, Amir Onn, Tiberiu R Shulimzon, Ilana Weiss, Sivan Lieberman, Edith M Marom, Nir Golan, David Simansky, Alon Ben-Nun, Yaacov Richard Lawrence, Jair Bar, Zvi Symon
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemo-radiation therapy (CRT) dosages in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were traditionally limited to 45 Gray (Gy). OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively analyze outcomes of patients treated with 60 Gy CRT followed by surgery. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients selected for CRT to 60 Gy followed by surgery between August 2012 and April 2016. Selection for surgery was based on the extent of disease, cardiopulmonary function, and response to treatment...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098569/imaging-changes-over-18-months-following-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-both-late-radiation-necrosis-and-tumor-progression-can-occur
#17
Dylann Fujimoto, Rie von Eyben, Iris C Gibbs, Steven D Chang, Gordon Li, Griffith R Harsh, Steven Hancock, Nancy Fischbein, Scott G Soltys
Following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases, the median time range to develop adverse radiation effect (ARE) or radiation necrosis is 7-11 months. Similarly, the risk of local tumor recurrence following SRS is < 5% after 18 months. With improvements in systemic therapy, patients are living longer and are at risk for both late (defined as > 18 months after SRS) tumor recurrence and late ARE, which have not previously been well described. An IRB-approved, retrospective review identified patients treated with SRS who developed new MRI contrast enhancement > 18 months following SRS...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098024/azithromycin-attenuates-acute-radiation-induced-lung-injury-in-mice
#18
Fei Tang, Rui Li, Jianxin Xue, Jie Lan, He Xu, Yongmei Liu, Lin Zhou, You Lu
Radiation-induced lung injury (RILI) is a common and major obstacle in thoracic cancer radiotherapy, resulting in considerable morbidity and limiting the dose of radiation. However, an effective treatment option remains to be established. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the effects of azithromycin (AZM) in acute RILI with a mouse model. In the present study, C57BL/6 mice were given a single thoracic irradiation of 16 Gy and administered orally with AZM. The lung histopathological findings, the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA; an indicator of oxidative damage) and the concentration of pro-inflammatory and pro-fibrotic cytokines in plasma were assessed on 28 day following irradiation...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095925/non-radioactive-2-deoxy-2-fluoro-d-glucose-inhibits-glucose-uptake-in-xenograft-tumours-and-sensitizes-hela-cells-to-doxorubicin-in-vitro
#19
Sarah Niccoli, Douglas R Boreham, Christopher P Phenix, Simon J Lees
A glucose analog called 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) has been successfully used to sensitize cancer cells to ROS-inducing cancer treatments such as ionizing radiation, through the inhibition of glycolysis. However, the use of 2DG can be limited by several factors such as availability, non-specific cytotoxicity, and chemoresistance under hypoxic conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of non-radioactive 2-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose (19FDG), a drug that potentially addresses current limitations of 2DG...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095094/melatonin-prevents-possible-radiotherapy-induced-thyroid-%C3%A4-njury
#20
Mitat Arıcıgil, Mehmet Akif Dündar, Abitter Yücel, Meryem Aktan, Mehmet Akif Alan, Sıdıka Fındık, İbrahim Kılınç
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the protective effect of melatonin in radiotherapy-induced thyroid gland injury in an experimental rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two rats were divided into 4 groups: the control group, melatonin treatment group, radiotherapy group and melatonin plus radiotherapy group. The neck region of each rat was defined by simulation and radiated with 2 Gray (Gy) per min with 6-MV photon beams, for a total dose of 18 Gy. Melatonin was administered at a dose of 50 mg/kg through intraperitoneal injection, 15 min prior to radiation exposure...
November 2, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
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