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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524892/palliative-radiation-therapy-knowledge-and-referrals-among-primary-care-providers
#1
Sydney Schone
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Many individuals have significant symptoms related to this disease. Palliative radiation therapy (PRT) can relieve symptoms at the end of life for those with metastatic cancer. PRT is underused in treating patients with symptomatic cancer at the end of life, particularly in rural and remote settings, despite the evidence that supports it. The purpose of this evidence-based practice study is to (a) assess the knowledge of rural primary care providers about PRT, (b) disseminate evidence on the indications for PRT, and...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516202/-plastic-reconstruction-of-radiation-injuries
#2
P M Vogt, T R Mett, C Henkenberens, C Radtke, R Ipaktchi
In addition to surgical and drug therapy, radiotherapy (or radiation therapy) is one of the three mainstays of modern oncological therapy regimes. It uses ionizing radiation to control tumors by damaging the DNA of cancerous tissue leading to cellular death. Although advances have been made in recent years resulting in a reduced dosage to the surrounding tissues, radiation injuries and tissue-related side effects cannot be completely avoided. Knowledge of the pathophysiology, treatment modalities and interdisciplinary treatment approaches are essential for effective therapy whilst limiting side effects...
May 17, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506309/social-isolation-and-cancer-management-advanced-rectal-cancer-with-patient-delay-following-the-2011-triple-disaster-in-fukushima-japan-a-case-report
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Akihiko Ozaki, Claire Leppold, Toyoaki Sawano, Masaharu Tsubokura, Manabu Tsukada, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Masahiro Kami, Hiromichi Ohira
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effects of social isolation in the elderly on their process of gaining health information and seeking health care. CASE PRESENTATION: In March 2011, Fukushima, Japan experienced an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, also known as Japan's triple disaster. In June 2016, an 80-year-old Japanese man, who lived alone after divorce at the age of 42, presented to our hospital with bloody stools and dizziness. Although his bloody stools initially occurred in May 2015, a year earlier, he did not pursue the possibility of malignancy...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496548/palliative-thoracic-radiotherapy-for-lung-cancer-what-is-the-impact-of-total-radiation-dose-on-survival
#4
Carsten Nieder, Terje Tollali, Rosalba Yobuta, Anne Reigstad, Liv Randi Flatoy, Adam Pawinski
BACKGROUND: Effective symptom palliation can be achieved with low-dose palliative thoracic radiotherapy. In several studies, median survival was not improved with higher doses of radiation. More controversy exists regarding the impact of higher doses on 1- and 2-year survival rates. Therefore, a comparison of survival outcomes after radiotherapy with different biologically equivalent doses (equivalent dose in 2-Gy fractions, EQD2) was performed. METHODS: This was a retrospective single-institution study of 232 patients with small or non-small cell lung cancer...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494653/patterns-and-yearly-time-trends-in-the-use-of-radiation-therapy-during-the-last-30-days-of-life-among-patients-with-metastatic-rectal-cancer-in-the-united-states-from-2004-to-2012
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Adan Z Becerra, Christian P Probst, Fergal J Fleming, Zhaomin Xu, Christopher T Aquina, Carla F Justiniano, Courtney I Boodry, Alex A Swanger, Katia Noyes, Alan W Katz, John R Monson, Todd A Jusko
PURPOSE: Although radiation therapy (RT) can provide palliative benefits for patients with metastatic rectal cancer, its role at the end of life remains unclear. The objective of this study was to assess sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with the use of RT during the last 30 days of life and to evaluate yearly time trends in RT utilization among stage IV patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: The 2004 to 2012 National Cancer DataBase was queried for patients with metastatic rectal cancer who had a documented death during follow-up...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491448/multimodal-non-surgical-treatment-of-a-feline-tracheal-adenocarcinoma
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Carolina Azevedo, William Brawner, Stephanie Schleis Lindley, Annette Smith
CASE SUMMARY: A 10-year-old, castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented with a 2-3 month history of weight loss, lethargy and coughing. Thoracic radiographs revealed a soft tissue opacity overlying the dorsal trachea from the first rib to second rib and the ventral aspect of the trachea extending from the second rib to approximately the fourth rib. CT confirmed a mass involving the dorsal, right lateral and ventral aspects of the trachea narrowing the lumen and extending from vertebra C7 through T4...
January 2017: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491223/-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-about-5-cases
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Hicham El Bote, Abelilah El Alaoui, Ziouani Oussama, Hachem El Sayegh, Ali Iken, Lounis Benslimane, Yassine Nouini
Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the bladder is a rare histological entity, characterized by the ability to metastasize quickly and associated with a poor prognosis. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical, histological, therapeutic and prognostic characteristics of neuroendocrine carcinoma of the bladder. We conducted a retrospective study collecting data from the medical records of 5 patients in the Department of Urology, at the Ibn Sina University Hospital during the period between January 2008 and June 2015...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482433/-clinical-characteristics-of-13-neuroendocrine-prostate-cancer-patients
#8
W H Zhang, T G Si, X L Yang, B Yang, C F Liu, H P Yu, W G Xing, Z Guo
Objective: To explore the radiological, pathological features and clinical characteristics of neuroendocrine prostate cancer patients(NEPC). Methods: The clinical characteristics and pathology data of 13 neuroendocrine prostate cancer patients treated in the Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin Medical University from January 2004 to January 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. Results: Of all 13 patients, three cases were primally diagnosed small cell cancer, and 10 cases were translated to neuroendocrine type from adenocarcinoma after endocrine therapy...
May 9, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480786/ultraviolet-a1-irradiation-therapy-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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H McGrath
Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus, SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the production of autoantibodies, which bind to antigens and are deposited within tissues to fix complement, resulting in widespread systemic inflammation. The studies presented herein are consistent with hyperpolarized, adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-deficient mitochondria being central to the disease process. These hyperpolarized mitochondria resist the depolarization required for activation-induced apoptosis. The mitochondrial ATP deficits add to this resistance to apoptosis and also reduce the macrophage energy that is needed to clear apoptotic bodies...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480719/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-metastases-to-the-kidney-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-new-treatment-paradigm-for-durable-palliation
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Vivek Verma, Charles B Simone
BACKGROUND: Cancer metastasis to the kidney is a rare event; treatment must take into account the associated and unique anatomic and physiological challenges of treating the kidney. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a widely emerging modality of radiotherapy touted for its ability to minimize irradiation to surrounding tissues and to provide a vastly shortened treatment course that is highly biologically potent. However, the use of SBRT to treat kidney neoplasms has been described in only a few case reports generally for primary renal malignancies...
April 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469334/clinical-profile-of-pediatric-oncology-patients-treated-by-external-beam-radiotherapy-an-institutional-experience
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Virender Suhag, B S Sunita, Pankaj Vats, Arti Sarin, A K Singh, Mayuri Jain
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric tumors are a heterogeneous group of malignant conditions requiring multimodal treatment, and management of such cases is at time challenging. We present the clinical profile of pediatric cancer patients who received radiation, either alone or as adjuvant to surgery and chemotherapy; in prophylactic, radical or palliative clinical setting. AIM: This study was envisaged to review our experience of pediatric oncology cases, their clinical and morphological profile, dosage schedule of radiotherapy, and the therapy induced complications...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466653/external-radiotherapy-and-brachytherapy-in-the-management-of-extrahepatic-and-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-available-evidence
#12
Puja Sahai, Senthil Kumar
This review aims to summarize the currently available evidence for the role of external radiotherapy and brachytherapy in the management of cholangiocarcinoma. High locoregional disease recurrence rates after surgical resection alone for both the extrahepatic and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma provide a rationale for using adjuvant radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy. We performed a literature search related to radiotherapy in cholangiocarcinoma published between 2000 and 2016. The role of radiation is discussed in the adjuvant, neoadjuvant, definitive, and the palliative setting...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465869/cutaneous-metastasis-from-tonsillar-squamous-cell-carcinoma-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Omar Bari, Philip R Cohen
Tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma, which represents 10% of head and neck malignancies, rarely manifests with cutaneous metastases; to date, only three prior patients with tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma have been reported to develop cutaneous metastases. We describe the clinical features of a 59-year-old man with squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil who developed cutaneous metastases within his prior radiation port and review the literature of prior patients with cutaneous metastases from tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma...
March 28, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463153/multicenter-evaluation-of-the-tolerability-of-combined-treatment-with-pd-1-and-ctla-4-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-and-palliative-radiation-therapy
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Andrew Bang, Tyler J Wilhite, Luke R G Pike, Daniel N Cagney, Ayal A Aizer, Allison Taylor, Alexander Spektor, Monica Krishnan, Patrick A Ott, Tracy A Balboni, F Stephen Hodi, Jonathan D Schoenfeld
PURPOSE: To analyze immune-related adverse events (ir-AEs) in patients treated with radiation and immune checkpoint blockade. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed records from patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, or renal cell cancer who received at least 1 cycle of a CTLA-4 or PD-1 inhibitor and radiation. Immune-related adverse events, defined using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events version 4.0, were tabulated in relation to treatment variables, and associations with sequencing and timing were assessed...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462897/radiation-oncology-resident-palliative-education
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Monica Krishnan, Margarita Racsa, Joshua Jones, Eva Chittenden, Kristen G Schaefer, Alex Spektor, Andrea Enzinger, Randy Wei, Tracy Balboni
PURPOSE: Although palliative care is recognized as integral to oncology care, limited data exist regarding the extent to which palliative care training is incorporated into radiation oncology residency training in the United States. We aim to characterize US radiation oncology residents' perceived palliative care educational needs and experience to guide future palliative oncology educational interventions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An 8-person expert panel developed a survey to assess resident perceptions of generalist palliative care education within radiation oncology residency...
March 14, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462790/contemporary-spinal-oncology-treatment-paradigms-and-outcomes-for-metastatic-tumors-to-the-spine-a-systematic-review-of-breast-prostate-renal-and-lung-metastases
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Amy Yao, Christopher A Sarkiss, Travis R Ladner, Arthur L Jenkins
Metastatic spinal disease most frequently arises from carcinomas of the breast, lung, prostate, and kidney. Management of spinal metastases (SpM) is controversial in the literature. Recent studies advocate more aggressive surgical resection than older studies which called for radiation therapy alone, challenging previously held beliefs in conservative therapy. A literature search of the PubMed database was performed for spinal oncology outcome studies published in the English language between 2006 and 2016...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458419/palliative-effects-of-lutein-intervention-in-gamma-radiation-induced-cellular-damages-in-swiss-albino-mice
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Vidya Vasudeva, Yogish Somayaji Tenkanidiyoor, Vishakh Radhakrishna, Pooja Shivappa, Srikanth Patil Lakshman, Ronald Fernandes, Krishna Ananthapura Patali
OBJECTIVES: Radiation-induced hematological, biochemical, and cytogenetic damages to the normal cells are major concerns in the field of radiotherapy. The carotenoids and their derivatives have been the source of antioxidants with wide range of medicinal applications. The objective is to evaluate the protective effects of lutein, a carotenoid, against radiation-induced cellular and tissue damages. METHODS: Swiss albino mice were grouped into 5, 50, 250, and 500 mg/kg b...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454218/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-oligoprogression-of-metastatic-disease-from-gastrointestinal-cancers-a-novel-approach-to-extend-chemotherapy-efficacy
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Justin Wray, Rana Fawzi Hawamdeh, Nalini Hasija, Roi Dagan, Anamaria R Yeung, Judith L Lightsey, Paul Okunieff, Karen C Daily, Thomas J George, Robert A Zlotecki, Jose Trevino, Long H Dang
Chemotherapy and targeted therapies are effective palliative options for numerous unresectable or metastatic cancers. However, treatment resistance inevitably develops leading to mortality. In a subset of patients, systemic therapy appears to control the majority of tumors leaving 5 or less to progress, a phenomenon described as oligoprogression. Reasoning that the majority of lesions remain responsive to ongoing systemic chemotherapy, we hypothesized that local treatment of the progressing lesions would confer a benefit...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451004/-thymic-neuroendocrine-tumor-about-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Andriatsihoarana Voahary Nasandratriniavo Ramahandrisoa, Nomeharisoa Rodrigue Emile Hasiniatsy, Valéry Refeno, Clairette Raharisolo Vololonantenaina, Andriamihaja Jean Claude Rakotoarisoa, Hanitrala Jean Louis Rakotovao, Florine Rafaramino
Thymic neuroendocrine tumors (TNET) are rare, with little-known prognosis. This study aims to report a case of TNET and to highlight the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties in low-resource settings. A 60-year-old man presented with chest pain, greasy cough and recent weight loss. Chest CT scan showed anterior mediastinal tissue mass. Histologic evaluation of a 4 months-biopsy specimen obtained from anterior mediastinotomy showed a well differentiated TNET, labeled intensely positive for chromogranin and synaptophysin...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440532/the-assessment-of-cancer-related-fatigue-syndrome-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-during-palliative-chemotherapy
#20
Andrzej Nowicki, Joanna Piekarska, Ewa Farbicka
INTRODUCTION: Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common problems of patients with lung cancer. The assessment of cancer- -related fatigue is therefore a significant medical problem in patients during treatment with palliative chemotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 100 patients during palliative chemotherapy because of lung cancer. The study was conducted in the Department of Pulmonary Diseases and Treatment of Lung Cancer in the Kuyavian and Pomeranian Centre of Pulmonology in Bydgoszcz, in the period from February to June 2016...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
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