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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817406/idiopathic-myointimal-hyperplasia-of-mesenteric-veins-an-uncommon-cause-of-ischemic-colitis-with-distinct-mucosal-features
#1
Rhonda K Yantiss, Isabelle Cui, Nicole C Panarelli, Jose Jessurun
Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins causes chronic ischemic mucosal injury with segmental strictures that mimic inflammatory bowel disease and nonocclusive ischemic colitis. It is characterized by myointimal proliferative changes that narrow the lumina of veins combined with ischemic injury and ulcers. Most cases reported to date have been diagnosed following surgical resection. The aim of this study was to determine whether mucosal changes of idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins are sufficiently sensitive and specific to allow its recognition in biopsy material...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807748/dosimetric-analysis-and-preliminary-clinical-result-of-image-guided-brachytherapy-with-or-without-hybrid-technique-for-cervical-cancer-using-varisource-titanium-ring-applicator-with-siriraj-ring-cap
#2
Pittaya Dankulchai, Suphalerk Lohasammakul, Janjira Petsuksiri, Pitchayut Nakkrasae, Lalida Tuntipumiamorn, Chumpot Kakanaporn, Yaowalak Chansilpa
PURPOSE: Titanium ring cap applicator (VariSource) was applied in treating cervical cancer patients by using image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT). However, its sizes appeared to be relatively large for most of our patients. Thus, we have developed a specific applicator "Siriraj Ring Cap," which is slightly smaller and more suitable for our patients. This study was to evaluate effectiveness of this equipment. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Locally advanced cervical cancer patients were treated with external beam radiation therapy with or without concomitant chemotherapy...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758177/the-5-year-outcomes-of-moderately-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-66%C3%A2-gy-in-22-fractions-3-fractions-per-week-for-localized-prostate-cancer-a-retrospective-study
#3
Yaichiro Hashimoto, Atsushi Motegi, Tetsuo Akimoto, Norio Mitsuhashi, Junpei Iizuka, Kazunari Tanabe, Yuka Ishii, Sawa Kono, Sachiko Izumi, Kumiko Karasawa
BACKGROUND: Hypofractionated radiotherapy using fewer and larger fractional doses may be more beneficial than conventional external-beam radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer. We evaluated the 5-year outcomes of moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 195 patients with localized prostate cancer (T1-3N0M0) who underwent intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) (66 Gy delivered in fractions of 3 Gy every other weekday) between May 2005 and December 2011...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679552/randomized-controlled-trial-of-dietary-fiber-for-the-prevention-of-radiation-induced-gastrointestinal-toxicity-during-pelvic-radiotherapy
#4
Linda Wedlake, Clare Shaw, Helen McNair, Amyn Lalji, Kabir Mohammed, Tanya Klopper, Lindsey Allan, Diana Tait, Maria Hawkins, Navita Somaiah, Susan Lalondrelle, Alexandra Taylor, Nicholas VanAs, Alexandra Stewart, Sharadah Essapen, Heather Gage, Kevin Whelan, H Jervoise N Andreyev
Background: Therapeutic radiotherapy is an important treatment of pelvic cancers. Historically, low-fiber diets have been recommended despite a lack of evidence and potentially beneficial mechanisms of fiber.Objective: This randomized controlled trial compared low-, habitual-, and high-fiber diets for the prevention of gastrointestinal toxicity in patients undergoing pelvic radiotherapy.Design: Patients were randomly assigned to low-fiber [≤10 g nonstarch polysaccharide (NSP)/d], habitual-fiber (control), or high-fiber (≥18 g NSP/d) diets and received individualized counseling at the start of radiotherapy to achieve these targets...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624334/seasonality-and-autoimmune-diseases-the-contribution-of-the-four-seasons-to-the-mosaic-of-autoimmunity
#5
REVIEW
Abdulla Watad, Shir Azrielant, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Kassem Sharif, Paula David, Itay Katz, Gali Aljadeff, Mariana Quaresma, Galya Tanay, Mohammad Adawi, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a heterogeneous groups of diseases that occur as a results of loss of tolerance to self antigens. While the etiopathogeneis remain obscure, different environmental factors were suggested to have a role in the development of autoimmunity, including infections, low vitamin D levels, UV radiation, and melatonin. Interestingly, such factors possess seasonal variation patterns that could influence disease development, severity and progression. Vitamin D levels which reach a nadir during late winter and early spring is correlated with increased disease activity, clinical severity as well as relapse rates in several disease entities including multiple sclerosis (MS), non-cutaneous flares of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
August 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595876/a-diagnostic-accuracy-meta-analysis-of-ct-and-mri-for-the-evaluation-of-small-bowel-crohn-disease
#6
Wenhong Liu, Jincai Liu, Wenlian Xiao, Guanghua Luo
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) in assessing small bowel (SB) Crohn disease (CD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, Elsevier, ScienceDirect, Karger, Web of Science, Wiley Online Library, and Springer for studies in which CT or MRI were evaluated to assess SB CD. Bivariate random effect meta-analytic methods were used to estimate pooled sensitivity, specificity, and receiver operating characteristic curves...
June 5, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581400/first-results-of-a-phase-2-trial-of-once-weekly-hypofractionated-breast-irradiation-whbi-for-early-stage-breast-cancer
#7
Anthony E Dragun, Nicholas J Ajkay, Elizabeth C Riley, Teresa L Roberts, Jianmin Pan, Shesh N Rai, Dharamvir Jain, Amy R Quillo, Charles R Scoggins, Kelly M McMasters, Shiao Y Woo
PURPOSE: To report early outcome analysis of a prospective institutional phase 2 trial of weekly hypofractionated breast irradiation (WHBI) for patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery (BCS). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients who underwent BCS for American Joint Committee on Cancer stage 0, I, or II breast cancer with negative surgical margins received whole-breast radiation therapy to 30 or 28.5 Gy in 5 weekly fractions with or without an additional boost. The eligibility criteria were the same as for NSABP (National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project) B39/RTOG (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group) 0413, and there were no restrictions on age, breast size, tumor grade, receptor status, or the use of cytotoxic chemotherapy for otherwise eligible patients...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550027/exceptional-response-to-nivolumab-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-in-neuroendocrine-cervical-carcinoma-with-high-tumor-mutational-burden-management-considerations-from-the-center-for-personalized-cancer-therapy-at-uc-san-diego-moores-cancer-center
#8
Andrew Sharabi, Sangwoo Shawn Kim, Shumei Kato, Philip D Sanders, Sandip Pravin Patel, Parag Sanghvi, Elizabeth Weihe, Razelle Kurzrock
Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix is an ultra-rare malignancy with a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Checkpoint blockade immunotherapy has rapidly developed into an emerging standard of care for several common disease types. Interestingly, in preclinical and retrospective clinical data, radiation therapy has been demonstrated to synergize with checkpoint inhibitors. Here we report a patient with metastatic, chemotherapy-refractory neuroendocrine carcinoma who presented with partial bowel obstruction due to a large tumor burden...
June 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545190/radiation-exposure-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-fourteen-year-review-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-malaysia
#9
Jeevinesh Naidu, Zhiqin Wong, Shanthi Palaniappan, Chai Soon Ngiu, Nur Yazmin Yaacob, Hamzaini Abdul Hamid, Marjanu Hikmah Elias, Norfilza Mohamad Mokhtar, Raja Affendi Raja Ali
Background and Aims: Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are subjected to a large amount of ionizing radiation during the course of their illness. This may increase their risk of malignancy to a greater level than that due to the disease itself. In Caucasian patients with Crohn’s disease, this has been well documented and recommendations are in place to avoid high radiation imaging protocols. However, there are limited data available on radiation exposure in Asian IBD patients.We therefore sought to identify total radiation exposure and any differences between ethnically diverse ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) patients at our centre along with determining factors that may contribute to any variation...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539853/treatment-of-cancer-and-inflammation-with-low-dose-ionizing-radiation-three-case-reports
#10
Shuji Kojima, Mitsutoshi Tsukimoto, Noriko Shimura, Hironobu Koga, Akishisa Murata, Tsuyoshi Takara
There is considerable evidence from experimental studies in animals, as well as from clinical reports, that low-dose radiation hormesis is effective for the treatment of cancer and ulcerative colitis. In this study, we present 3 case reports that support the clinical efficacy of low-dose radiation hormesis in patients with these diseases. First, a patient with prostate cancer who had undergone surgical resection showed a subsequent increase in prostate-specific antigen (PSA). His PSA value started decreasing immediately after the start of repeated low-dose X-ray irradiation treatment and remained low thereafter...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522195/a-dpp-iv-resistant-glucagon-like-peptide-2-dimer-with-enhanced-activity-against-radiation-induced-intestinal-injury
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Jintao Gu, Shuo Liu, Nan Mu, Tonglie Huang, Wangqian Zhang, Huadong Zhao, Zhen Shu, Cun Zhang, Qiang Hao, Weina Li, Xiaochang Xue, Wei Zhang, Yingqi Zhang
Although radiotherapy is a highly effective treatment for abdominal or pelvic cancer patients, it can increase the incidence of severe gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity. As an intestinal growth factor, glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) has been shown to improve the preclinical models of both short bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease by stimulating intestinal growth. Teduglutide ([Gly(2)]GLP-2), a recombinant human GLP-2 variant, has a prolonged half-life and stability as compared to the native GLP-2 peptide, but still requires daily application in the clinic...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507834/clinical-and-radiological-improvement-following-ozone-disc-nucleolysis-a-case-report
#12
Sharad Ghatge, Pranav D Modi, Dhaval B Modi
The results of traditional open surgery for herniated intervertebral disc are often limited by complications and failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Over the past few decades, a considerable amount of research has been done in the field of minimally invasive procedures as a treatment option for herniated intervertebral disc disease. Ozone disc nucleolysis is one such procedure which has results equal to or better than traditional surgery with virtually no complications. A 27-year-old post-partum female presented to the clinic with acute onset of severe lower back pain radiating to the left lower limb for one month...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496343/gastroenterologist-and-nurse-management-of-symptoms-after-pelvic-radiotherapy-for-cancer-an-economic-evaluation-of-a-clinical-randomized-controlled-trial-the-orbit-study
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Jake Jordan, Heather Gage, Barbara Benton, Amyn Lalji, Christine Norton, H Jervoise N Andreyev
BACKGROUND: Over 20 distressing gastrointestinal symptoms affect many patients after pelvic radiotherapy, but in the United Kingdom few are referred for assessment. Algorithmic-based treatment delivered by either a consultant gastroenterologist or a clinical nurse specialist has been shown in a randomized trial to be statistically and clinically more effective than provision of a self-help booklet. In this study, we assessed cost-effectiveness. METHODS: Outcomes were measured at baseline (pre-randomization) and 6 months...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490979/dose-to-organ-at-risk-and-dose-prescription-in-liver-sbrt
#14
REVIEW
Rives Michel, Izar Françoise, Parent Laure, Modesto Anouchka, Portier Guillaume, Kirzin Sylvain
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is delivered in a curative intent to many primary and secondary tumors. Concerning liver metastasis, SBRT can be safely delivered using one to five fractions. An excellent local control is obtained with doses from 20 to 60 Gy. For primary hepatic tumors, results are also good, but the risk of hepatic toxicity related to liver pre-existent pathology must be taken into account. Radiation induced liver disease (RILD) is not frequent in its classical presentation, but modifications of liver enzymes are often observed...
March 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457817/-comparison-of-survival-and-chronic-gastrointestinal-toxicities-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-treated-by-conventional-or-intensity-modulated-radiation-technique
#15
COMPARATIVE STUDY
C Gamelon-Bénichou, S Oldrini, C Charra-Brunaud, G Vogin, J Salleron, D Peiffert
PURPOSE: To evaluate prospectively chronic gastrointestinal toxicity in patients with cervical cancer treated with conventional irradiation or with intensity-modulated irradiation (IMRT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between June 2005 and September 2013, 109 patients underwent external radiotherapy followed by brachytherapy for cervical cancer at the "Institut de Cancérologie de Lorraine". Each patient receiving IMRT was paired with a patient receiving conventional radiotherapy on the following criteria: concomitant chemotherapy, additional nodal dose, treatment of para-aortic lymph node area, age...
May 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434027/can-ultrasound-be-used-as-the-primary-imaging-in-children-with-suspected-crohn-disease
#16
Timothy L Tsai, Megan B Marine, Matthew R Wanner, Matthew L Cooper, Steven J Steiner, Fangqian Ouyang, S Gregory Jennings, Boaz Karmazyn
BACKGROUND: There is growing literature on the use of ultrasound (US) for evaluation of Crohn disease in adults, but few studies have been conducted on children. Several studies demonstrated high accuracy of US in the diagnosis of Crohn disease. Using US as the primary screening imaging modality for Crohn disease can reduce health care costs, the need for sedation and ionizing radiation exposure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to determine if US can be used for screening evaluation of pediatric Crohn disease...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428908/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-colon-from-esophageal-cancer
#17
Natasha Garg, Constance Stoehr, Yan Shi Zhao, Heather Rojas, Chung-Tsen Hsueh
BACKGROUND: Esophageal cancer including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma represents 4% of all cancers in the United States. Patients with esophageal cancer frequently present with locally advanced disease, and about 40% of patients have evidence of metastatic disease on presentation. Common sites of metastasis include liver, lung and bone. Here, we present a rare case of colonic metastasis from primary esophageal SCC. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Caucasian male with a history of 20-pack-year cigarette smoking received surgery and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced SCC of larynx...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387079/-how-i-explore-%C3%A2-crohn-s-disease-by-various-imaging-modalities
#18
C Desir, C Coimbra, M Decker, C Reenaers, C Van Kemseke, P Latour, E Louis, P Meunier
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by recurrent and/or chronic lesions, leading to cumulative structural bowel damage. It is established that the correlation between symptoms and intestinal lesions is weak. Therefore, monitoring by frequent cross-sectional imaging is proposed to assess the disease activity. There is no consensus about the preferred imaging option. Priority is given to non-radiating modalities, such as ultrasonography and MRI. Tomodensitometry will be reserved for emergency cases...
January 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362210/solar-radiation-is-inversely-associated-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-admissions
#19
Francisca Jaime, Maria C Riutort, Manuel Alvarez-Lobos, Rodrigo Hoyos-Bachiloglu, Carlos A Camargo, Arturo Borzutzky
OBJECTIVE: To explore the associations between latitude and solar radiation with inflammatory bowel disease admission rates in Chile, the country with the largest variation in solar radiation in the world. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is an ecological study, which included data on all hospital-admitted population for inflammatory bowel disease between 2001 and 2012, according to different latitudes and solar radiation exposures in Chile. The data were acquired from the national hospital discharge database from the Department of Health Statistics and Information of the Chilean Ministry of Health...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358595/treatment-of-enterocutaneous-fistulas-then-and-now
#20
Luis Alfonso Ortiz, Bin Zhang, Maureen Walsh McCarthy, Haytham M A Kaafarani, Peter Fagenholz, David R King, Marc De Moya, George Velmahos, Daniel Dante Yeh
BACKGROUND: An enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) is an aberrant connection between the gastrointestinal tract and the skin or atmosphere (enteroatmospheric fistula [EAF]). Multimodal treatment includes surgical procedures, nutrition support, and wound care. We evaluated our practice and compared our outcomes with previous results published from our institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of hospitalized ECF/EAF patients admitted between January 2011 and November 2015...
August 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
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