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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691299/undifferentiated-sarcomas-in-children-harbor-clinically-relevant-oncogenic-fusions-and-gene-copy-number-alterations-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Theodore W Laetsch, Angshumoy Roy, Lin Xu, Jennifer O Black, Cheryl M Coffin, Yueh-Yun Chi, Jing Tian, Sheri L Spunt, Douglas S Hawkins, Julia A Bridge, D Williams Parsons, Stephen X Skapek
PURPOSE: A comprehensive analysis of the genomics of undifferentiated sarcomas (UDS) is lacking.  We analyzed copy number alterations and fusion status in patients with UDS prospectively treated on Children's Oncology Group protocol ARST0332. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Copy number alterations were assessed by Oncoscan FFPE Express on 32 UDS. Whole-exome and transcriptome libraries from 8 tumors with sufficient archived material were sequenced on HiSeq (2x100 bp). Targeted RNA-sequencing using Archer chemistry was performed on two additional cases...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617502/the-frequency-of-infective-endocarditis-in-candida-bloodstream-infections-a-retrospective-study-in-a-child-hospital
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Ahu Kara, İlker Devrim, Timur Meşe, Nuri Bayram, Murat Yılmazer, Gamze Gülfidan
INTRODUCTION: Fungal endocarditis is reported less frequently than bacterial endocarditis, with an incidence of 0-12% of the total pediatric infective endocarditis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the incidence of infective endocarditis in Candida bloodstream infections in a tertiary hospital during the periods of 2007 and 2016 was reviewed. METHODS: Patients with positive blood or catheter cultures in terms of Candida spp. during the study period of January 2007 and January 2016 were analyzed in terms of Candida infective endocarditis...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560764/mucormycosis-early-identification-of-a-deadly-fungus
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Ariel M Brettholz, Sabrina Opiola Mccauley
Mucormycosis is a rare invasive fungal infection that affects immunocompromised patients and is fatal when not identified and treated early. Diagnosis is often delayed as the symptoms are nonspecific and frequently mimic other common diseases. Pediatric patients with cancer are at risk for the infection; however, there is limited research that applies directly to the pediatric population. An understanding of the risk factors and clinical presentation of mucormycosis is crucial for the pediatric oncology provider to initiate the workup and provide prompt treatment...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559286/timing-of-radiation-therapy-in-pediatric-wilms-tumor-a-report-from-the-national-cancer-database
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Claire L Stokes, William A Stokes, John A Kalapurakal, Arnold C Paulino, Nicholas G Cost, Carrye R Cost, Timothy P Garrington, Brian S Greffe, Jonathan P Roach, Jennifer L Bruny, Arthur K Liu
PURPOSE: To determine, using the National Cancer Database (NCDB), the impact of the surgery to radiation therapy interval (SRI) on survival in contemporary patients with Wilms tumor (WT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: The NCDB was queried for patients aged ≤25 years diagnosed from 2004 to 2013 with unilateral WT who underwent definitive surgery and radiation therapy. The SRI was calculated for each patient. A stratified analysis was performed based on presence of metastasis using logistic regression to calculate risk factors for prolonged SRI, with a focus on the recommended SRI according to recent Children's Oncology Group trials (by day 14) and National Wilms Tumor Study-5 (by day 9)...
February 6, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535735/epstein-barr-virus-smooth-muscle-tumors-as-manifestation-of-primary-immunodeficiency-disorders
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REVIEW
Thomas Magg, Tilmann Schober, Christoph Walz, Julia Ley-Zaporozhan, Fabio Facchetti, Christoph Klein, Fabian Hauck
Epstein-Barr virus positive (EBV+ ) smooth muscle tumors (SMTs) constitute a very rare oncological entity. They usually develop in the context of secondary immunodeficiency caused by human immunodeficiency virus infection or immunosuppressive treatment after solid organ transplantation. However, in a small fraction of predominantly pediatric patients, EBV+ SMTs may occur in patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs), such as GATA2 and CARMIL2 deficiency. In secondary immunodeficiencies and when the underlying condition can not be cured, the treatment of EBV+ SMTs is based on surgery in combination with antiretroviral and reduced or altered immunosuppressive pharmacotherapy, respectively...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503221/collaborating-with-our-adult-colleagues-a-case-series-of-robotic-surgery-for-suspicious-and-cancerous-lesions-in-children-and-young-adults-performed-in-a-free-standing-children-s-hospital
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Briony K Varda, Patricia Cho, Andrew A Wagner, Richard S Lee
BACKGROUND: In adult urologic oncology the use of robotics has become commonplace; in pediatric urology it is rare. Herein, we describe a collaboration between an adult and a pediatric urologist performing robotic surgery for children and young adults with suspicious or cancerous genitourinary (GU) lesions. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate clinical and oncologic outcomes in children and young adults undergoing robotic surgery for suspicious or cancerous lesions of the GU tract; to describe our collaborative model between an adult and pediatric surgeon at a free-standing children's hospital...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480694/limits-of-transsellar-transtuberculum-surgery-for-craniopharyngioma
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Maria Koutourousiou, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner
The proximity of craniopharyngiomas to vital neurovascular structures and their high recurrence rates make them one of the most challenging brain tumors to treat. Although surgery remains the first line of therapy and offers the best chance of radical resection and oncological cure, the high recurrence tendency of craniopharyngiomas, even after apparent total removal, often makes adjuvant treatment essential. The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has been recently introduced as a treatment option for both pediatric and adult craniopharyngiomas, rapidly gaining wide acceptance over the traditional transcranial approaches...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473369/-clinical-data-analysis-of-2491-acupuncture-inpatient-consultations-a-report-from-qilu-hospital-of-shandong-university
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Xiaobin Ge, Lei Zhang, Gonglei Yue, Xuewei Xiao, Zhenjie Yang, Bin Tang, Shumei Wu, Yan Li, Guangzhong Du
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the 2491 acupuncture inpatient consultations in Qilu Hospital of Shandong University during 2014, and analyze the application of acupuncture in comprehensive hospital, hoping to provide direction and methods for clinical practice and scientific research of acupuncture. METHODS: The consultation record and hospitalization information during 2014 in Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, were collected and summarized through Inpatient Information Management System...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443850/does-an-algorithmic-approach-to-using-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiation-result-in-good-function-local-control-rates-and-low-morbidity-in-patients-with-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Jason Klein, Alex Ghasem, Samuel Huntley, Nathan Donaldson, Martin Keisch, Sheila Conway
BACKGROUND: High-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) and external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) are two modalities used in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. Previous work at our institution showed early complications and outcomes for patients treated with HDR-BT, EBRT, or a combination of both radiation therapy modalities. As the general indications for each of these approaches to radiation therapy differ, it is important to evaluate the use of each in an algorithmic way, reflecting how they are used in contemporary practice at sites that use these treatments...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408686/the-urology-applicant-an-analysis-of-contemporary-urology-residency-candidates
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Amir H Lebastchi, Roger K Khouri, Ian D McLaren, Gary J Faerber, Kate H Kraft, Khaled S Hafez, Casey A Dauw, Vincent G Bird, Thomas F Stringer, Ajay K Singla, Mathew D Sorensen, Hunter Wessells, Sapan N Ambani
OBJECTIVE: To better understand today's urology applicant. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All 2016 Urology Residency Match applicants to the study-participating institutions were provided a survey via email inquiring about their paths to urology, their career aspirations, how they evaluate a training program, and how they perceive residency programs evaluate them. RESULTS: Out of a possible 468 applicants registered for the match, 346 applicants completed the survey...
February 1, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402122/detailed-analysis-of-research-and-practice-in-the-life-of-a-pediatric-surgeon-in-east-central-europe-in-the-20th-century-an-example-of-prof-zofia-umiastowska-sawicka
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REVIEW
Przemyslaw Wolak, Andrzej Wincewicz, Anna Porębska, Stanislaw Sulkowski, Agnieszka Wincewicz-Price, Jonathan Price
Professor Zofia Umiastowska Sawicka laid the foundations for modern pediatric surgery in Poland, first in Bialystok, and subsequently in Kielce. She was a student of Prof. Jan Kossakowski from Warsaw Medical University to be counted among his most talented and skilled disciples. Professor Umiastowska became the head of the first Department of Pediatric Surgery in Bialystok, which was later incorporated into the Medical Academy of Bialystok. In 1977 she moved to Kielce to run the Department of Pediatric Surgery until her retirement in 1991...
December 2017: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368077/retrospective-analysis-to-determine-outcomes-of-patients-with-bilateral-wilms-tumor-undergoing-nephron-sparing-surgery-15-year-tertiary-single-institution-experience
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Xiao-Hui Tan, De-Ying Zhang, Xing Liu, Tao Lin, Da-Wei He, Xu-Liang Li, Guang-Hui Wei
PURPOSE: To describe our clinical experience with nephron sparing surgery (NSS) for bilateral Wilms tumor and evaluate the outcomes of patients treated at one of the largest pediatric medical centers in China. METHODS: Medical records of children with bilateral Wilms tumor undergoing NSS in the Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University during a 15-year period were retrospectively analyzed. Data collected were composed of age at surgery, tumor response, tumor rupture during resection, final pathologic margins, use of radiation therapy, pathology reports, renal function, and patient survival...
January 24, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362840/role-of-interventional-radiology-in-managing-pediatric-liver-tumors-part-1-endovascular-interventions
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REVIEW
Matthew P Lungren, Alexander J Towbin, Derek J Roebuck, Eric J Monroe, Anne E Gill, Avnesh Thakor, Richard B Towbin, Anne Marie Cahill, C Matthew Hawkins
Primary liver malignancies are rare in children. Hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) together represent the overwhelming majority of cases. Overall survival of hepatoblastoma approaches 80% with multimodal treatment approaches that include chemotherapy, surgery and transplantation. However, there remains a subset of children with hepatoblastoma in whom resection or transplantation is not possible. The 5-year survival for children diagnosed with HCC is less than 30% and remains a significant therapeutic challenge...
April 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344778/the-relationship-between-vancomycin-trough-concentrations-and-auc-mic-ratios-in-pediatric-patients-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Stacey Tkachuk, Kyle Collins, Mary H H Ensom
BACKGROUND: In adults, the area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) divided by the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is associated with better clinical and bacteriological response to vancomycin in patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus who achieve target AUC/MIC ≥ 400. This target is often extrapolated to pediatric patients despite the lack of similar evidence. The impracticalities of calculating the AUC in practice means vancomycin trough concentrations are used to predict the AUC/MIC...
April 2018: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343557/dicer1-and-associated-conditions-identification-of-at-risk-individuals-and-recommended-surveillance-strategies
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Kris Ann P Schultz, Gretchen M Williams, Junne Kamihara, Douglas R Stewart, Anne K Harris, Andrew J Bauer, Joyce Turner, Rachana Shah, Katherine Schneider, Kami Wolfe Schneider, Ann Garrity Carr, Laura A Harney, Shari Baldinger, A Lindsay Frazier, Daniel Orbach, Dominik T Schneider, David Malkin, Louis P Dehner, Yoav H Messinger, Ashley Hill
Pathogenic germline DICER1 variants cause a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome with a variety of manifestations. In addition to conferring increased cancer risks for pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB) and ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors, particularly Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, individuals with pathogenic germline DICER1 variants may also develop lung cysts, cystic nephroma, renal sarcoma and Wilms tumor, nodular hyperplasia of the thyroid, nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma, ciliary body medulloepithelioma, genitourinary embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and brain tumors including pineoblastoma and pituitary blastoma...
January 17, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318365/-innovations-in-surgical-treatment-of-pediatric-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
A Schmidt, S W Warmann, C Urla, J Fuchs
The overall survival of children with solid tumors has shown a substantial increase in the past decades due to progress in all of the disciplines involved in the treatment. The poor prognosis for advanced stages of disease and the morbidity related to therapeutic procedures are still a challenge. Innovations in the surgical treatment of solid tumors can contribute to increase the survival rate of affected children and to decrease the treatment-related morbidity. Considering these aspects, the successful implementation of innovations is described based on four examples...
March 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304919/cranial-tumor-surgical-outcomes-at-a-high-volume-academic-referral-center
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Desmond A Brown, Benjamin T Himes, Brittny T Major, Benjamin F Mundell, Ravi Kumar, Bruce Kall, Fredric B Meyer, Michael J Link, Bruce E Pollock, John D Atkinson, Jamie J Van Gompel, W Richard Marsh, Giuseppe Lanzino, Mohamad Bydon, Ian F Parney
OBJECTIVE: To determine adverse event rates for adult cranial neuro-oncologic surgeries performed at a high-volume quaternary academic center and assess the impact of resident participation on perioperative complication rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All adult patients undergoing neurosurgical intervention for an intracranial neoplastic lesion between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013, were included. Cases were categorized as biopsy, extra-axial/skull base, intra-axial, or transsphenoidal...
January 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290072/operations-for-suspected-neoplasms-in-a-resource-limited-setting-experience-and-challenges-in-the-eastern-democratic-of-congo
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Luc Malemo Kalisya, Jacques Fadhili Bake, Richard Bigabwa, David H Rothstein, Sarah B Cairo
INTRODUCTION: Surgery is an essential component of a functional health system, with surgical conditions accounting for nearly 11-15% of world disability. While communicable diseases continue to burden low- and low-middle-income countries, non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Preliminary data on malignancies in low- and middle-income countries, specifically in Africa, suggest a higher mortality compared to other regions of the world, a difference partially explained by limited availability of screening and early detection systems as well as poorer access to treatment...
December 31, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288372/robotic-assisted-laparoscopic-surgery-for-pediatric-tumors-a-bicenter-experience
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P Meignan, Q Ballouhey, J Lejeune, K Braik, B Longis, A R Cook, H Lardy, L Fourcade, Aurélien Binet
Mini-invasive surgery is more and more integrated in pediatric surgery. The robotic-assisted surgery brought new advantages from which the patient and the surgeon could benefit compared to laparoscopy. Its use in oncological surgery is still controversial. 12 robotic-assisted tumor resections with the da Vinci Surgical Robot (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA) were attempted in 11 children (mean age 7.65 years; age range 0.75-16.75 years; mean weight 30.3 kg; weight range 8.6-62 kg) in two centers. Mean total operative time was 145 min (range 72-263 min)...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249621/leveraging-interactive-patient-care-technology-to-improve-pain-management-engagement
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Suma Rao-Gupta, David Kruger, Lonna D Leak, Lisa A Tieman, Renee C B Manworren
Most children experience pain in hospitals; and their parents report dissatisfaction with how well pain was managed. Engaging patients and families in the development and evaluation of pain treatment plans may improve perceptions of pain management and hospital experiences. The aim of this performance improvement project was to engage patients and families to address hospitalized pediatric patients' pain using interactive patient care technology. The goal was to stimulate conversations about pain management expectations and perceptions of treatment plan effectiveness among patients, parents, and health care teams...
December 15, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
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