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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864705/the-clinical-and-financial-impact-of-a-pediatric-surgical-neuro-oncology-clinical-trial
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Eric M Thompson, Sridharan Gururangan, Gerald Grant, Duane Mitchell, John H Sampson
Pediatric surgical trials are rare and the impact of such trials on the institutions in which they are conducted is unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical and financial impact of The Re-MATCH trial, a Phase I clinical trial requiring the biopsy or resection of recurrent medulloblastoma or PNET for enrollment. Inpatient financial and clinical volume information was collected during the 3 years of trial enrollment and the years preceding and following it. The primary endpoints were the difference in direct contribution margin (DCM), or net gain, of study and non-study patients and the difference in surgical volume during the study and non-study periods...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845967/what-is-new-in-pediatric-surgical-oncology
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Roshni Dasgupta, Deborah Billmire, Jennifer H Aldrink, Rebecka L Meyers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As pediatric oncology has become more complex, designing and maintaining pediatric surgical protocols require greater expertise. The primary purpose of this review is to summarize the changes in protocols and new study findings, which have changed surgical practice for children with solid tumors. RECENT FINDINGS: The most common solid tumors treated by surgery are reviewed. There are new methods of surgical techniques such as the use of sentinel lymph node techniques for the assessment of lymph nodes in pediatric sarcoma...
November 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785341/sex-and-gender-medicine-in-physician-clinical-training-results-of-a-large-single-center-survey
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Shivani Dhawan, May Bakir, Erika Jones, Sarah Kilpatrick, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: "Sex and Gender Medicine" is a novel medical discipline that takes into account the effects of sex and gender on the health of women and men. The Institute of Medicine in the USA declared in its 2001 and 2010 statements that being a woman or a man significantly impacts the course of diseases, and therefore, this fact must be considered in diagnosis and therapy. We evaluated the representation of Sex and Gender Medicine in clinical training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a large, tertiary, non-profit, academic medical training center in the Western United States...
2016: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781375/multidisciplinary-management-of-hepatoblastoma-in-children-experience-from-a-developing-country
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Naresh Shanmugam, Julius Xavier Scott, Vimal Kumar, Mukul Vij, Priya Ramachandran, Gomathy Narasimhan, Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Venugopal Kota, Deenadayalan Munirathnam, Chayarani Kelgeri, Karthick Sundaram, Mohamed Rela
BACKGROUND: Advances in chemotherapy, liver resection techniques, and pediatric liver transplantation have vastly improved survival in children with hepatoblastoma (HB). These are best managed by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) in a setting where all treatment options are available. Until recently, this was difficult to achieve in India. METHODS: All children (<16 years) with HB treated in a pediatric liver surgery and transplantation unit between January 2011 and July 2016 were reviewed...
October 26, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775302/-minimally-invasive-surgery-in-pediatric-oncology-tertiary-center-experience
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J Gómez-Chacón Villalba, L Rodríguez Caraballo, A Marco Macián, V Segarra Llido, J J Vila Carbó
AIMS: To describe our experience using Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) techniques in tertiary center with specific oncological pediatric surgery unit. METHODS: Retrospective review of patients undergoing MIS techniques in pediatric oncology surgery unit between January 2011 and December 2014. MIS procedures were considered made by both techniques such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy with both diagnostic and therapeutic intent. RESULTS: 4 procedures were diagnostic and the rest were therapeutic: During the study, 56 procedures were performed by MIS...
July 20, 2015: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747037/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-right-upper-sleeve-lobectomy-and-tracheoplasty-in-a-10-year-old-patient
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Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Jessica Correa Marin, Juan Pablo Ovalle Granados, Juan David Urrea Llano, Sonia Roque Cañas, Alonso Oviedo Arqueta, Mercedes de la Torre
Tracheobronchial pediatric tumors are very rare and procedures like pneumonectomy are seldomly indicated due to the associated morbidity. If a surgical approach is considered, the ideal oncological technique would be the minimally invasive sleeve resection, allowing preservation of lung parenchyma (very important in pediatric patients). Here we present the first report of a thoracoscopic right upper tracheo-bronchial sleeve lobectomy in a pediatric patient. A 10-year-old female patient, who received multiple antibiotic treatments for recurrent pneumonia without improvement, was diagnosed with a right upper lobe (RUL) carcinoid tumor...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741957/where-teachers-are-few-documenting-available-faculty-in-five-tanzanian-medical-schools
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Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
BACKGROUND: Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. OBJECTIVE: To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. DESIGN: We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736871/determinants-of-treatment-abandonment-in-childhood-cancer-results-from-a-global-survey
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Paola Friedrich, Catherine G Lam, Geetinder Kaur, Elena Itriago, Raul C Ribeiro, Ramandeep S Arora
BACKGROUND: Understanding and addressing treatment abandonment (TxA) is crucial for bridging the pediatric cancer survival gap between high-income (HIC) and low-and middle-income countries (LMC). In childhood cancer, TxA is defined as failure to start or complete curative cancer therapy and known to be a complex phenomenon. With rising interest on causes and consequences of TxA in LMC, this study aimed to establish the lay-of-the-land regarding determinants of TxA globally, perform and promote comparative research, and raise awareness on this subject...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704516/prognostic-factors-in-children-with-extracranial-malignant-germ-cell-tumors-a-monocentric-pediatric-tunisian-study
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Faten Fedhila, Samar Rhayem, Habiba Hafsi, Wiem Douira, Raoudha Doghri, Monia Khemiri, Karima Mrad, Ibtissem Bellagha, Bechir Zouari, Sihem Barsaoui
Background Extracranial Germ cell tumors (GCT) are a rare and a heterogeneous group of pediatric cancers but highly curable. Aim We aimed to review management, outcome and prognostic factors that influence overall survival (OS) in a pediatric Tunisian oncologic unit. Methods We retrospectively evaluated between January 1998 and December 2012, 33 patients affected by extracranial germ cell tumors and treated according to TGM95 protocol established by the SFOPin a pediatric Tunisian oncologic unit. Results Patients had a mean age of 57 months (ranges: 1 day-13 years)...
April 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662002/electronic-learning-spaced-education-to-facilitate-resident-knowledge-and-guide-program-didactics
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Manisha Gandhi, Anitra Beasley, Emily Vinas, Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, Susan M Ramin, Charlie C Kilpatrick
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of mobile technology to facilitate resident learning, assess clinical knowledge, and guide curricular development in a busy clinical environment. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in a large (N=48) urban obstetrics and gynecology residency program. Question sets were created in the following areas: office gynecology, general obstetrics, gynecologic surgery and urogynecology, maternal-fetal medicine and ultrasonography, reproductive endocrinology and pediatric gynecology, and gynecologic oncology...
October 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659844/role-timing-and-technique-of-radiotherapy-in-pediatric-pleuropulmonary-synovial-sarcoma
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Corrado Spatola, Alessandra Tocco, Roberto Milazzotto, Antonio Pagana, Ilenia Chillura, Roberta Bevilacqua, Carmelo Militello, Vincenzo Salamone, Luigi Raffaele, Marcello Migliore, Giuseppe Privitera
The management of pediatric thoracic synovial sarcoma remains a matter of debate in clinical oncology, especially as regard to the local control of the disease. Surgery remains the gold standard, while the role and timing of radiotherapy is still controversial. We report a 14-year-old male, who has not received proper treatment at the time of diagnosis and initial management. Intensity-modulated irradiation was performed only at relapse, as a salvage treatment and, at 10-month follow-up, the young patient was free from relapse, without significant acute and subacute toxicity...
September 23, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659837/mri-guided-laser-interstitial-thermal-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-low-grade-gliomas-in-children-a-case-series-review-description-of-the-current-technologies-and-perspectives
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Zulma Tovar-Spinoza, Hoon Choi
BACKGROUND: Pediatric low-grade gliomas (LGGs) account for approximately half of all pediatric central nervous system tumors. The low-grade gliomas' first line of treatment is gross total resection. However, when gross total resection is not possible, options for adjuvant therapy are limited. MRI-guided laser ablation (magnetic resonance-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MRgLITT)) offers a new option for treatment in selected cases. We present a description of the current MRgLITT technology and an exemplary case-series review of our experience in its use in LGGs...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659834/epilepsy-surgery-for-pediatric-low-grade-gliomas-of-the-cerebral-hemispheres-neurosurgical-considerations-and-outcomes
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Matthew T Brown, Frederick A Boop
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric low-grade tumors are found in roughly 1-3 % of patients with childhood epilepsy; seizures associated with these tumors are often medically refractory and often present a significant morbidity, greater than the presence of the tumor itself. DISCUSSION: The unique morbidity of the seizures often requires an epilepsy surgical approach over a standard oncologic resection to achieve a reduction in morbidity for the child. Multiple quality-of-life studies have shown that unless a patient is seizure-free, they remain disabled throughout their life; the best way to achieve this in our patient population is with a multidisciplinary team approach with treatment goals focusing primarily on the epilepsy...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659832/neurosurgical-tools-to-extend-tumor-resection-in-hemispheric-low-grade-gliomas-conventional-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography
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Luca Mattei, Francesco Prada, Federico Giuseppe Legnani, Alessandro Perin, Alessandro Olivi, Francesco DiMeco
PURPOSE: Pediatric low-grade gliomas (LGGs) are the most frequent solid tumor in childhood. Based on an increasing number of literature reports, maximal safe resection is recommended as the first line of treatment whenever possible. However, distinguishing tumor tissue from the surrounding normal brain is often challenging with infiltrating neoplasms, even with the assistance of intraoperative, microscopic and conventional neuronavigation systems. Therefore, any technique that enhances the detection and visualization of LGGs intraoperatively is certainly desirable...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659829/awake-surgery-for-hemispheric-low-grade-gliomas-oncological-functional-and-methodological-differences-between-pediatric-and-adult-populations
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Gianluca Trevisi, Thomas Roujeau, Hugues Duffau
INTRODUCTION: Brain mapping through a direct cortical and subcortical electrical stimulation during an awake craniotomy has gained an increasing popularity as a powerful tool to prevent neurological deficit while increasing extent of resection of hemispheric diffuse low-grade gliomas in adults. However, few case reports or very limited series of awake surgery in children are currently available in the literature. METHODS: In this paper, we review the oncological and functional differences between pediatric and adult populations, and the methodological specificities that may limit the use of awake mapping in pediatric low-grade glioma surgery...
October 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650356/long-term-auditory-complications-after-childhood-cancer-a-report-from-the-swiss-childhood-cancer-survivor-study
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Annette Weiss, Grit Sommer, Rahel Kasteler, Katrin Scheinemann, Michael Grotzer, Martin Kompis, Claudia E Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Auditory complications are an adverse event of childhood cancer treatment, especially common in children treated with platinum chemotherapy or cranial radiation. Variation between diagnostic childhood cancer groups has rarely been studied, and we do not know if the burden of auditory complications has changed over the last decades. PROCEDURE: Within the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, we sent a questionnaire to all survivors who were diagnosed at age 16 years or less between 1976 and 2005...
September 21, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642626/fertility-sparing-surgery-for-the-management-of-young-women-with-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-cervix-a-case-series
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Geneviève Bouchard-Fortier, Raymond H Kim, Lisa Allen, Abha Gupta, Taymaa May
OBJECTIVE: To report three cases of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) of the cervix in young women successfully treated with fertility-sparing surgery and chemotherapy. METHODS: Between January 2014 and December 2015, three cases of ERMS of the cervix were confirmed in young women at a single tertiary cancer center. All cases were managed by a pediatric oncologist and a gynecologic oncologist with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Fertility-sparing surgeries (cervical conization or robotic-assisted radical trachelectomy) were offered to patients depending on the tumor size...
November 2016: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628843/re-surveillance-after-initial-surgery-for-stage-i-pediatric-and-adolescent-boys-with-malignant-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
#18
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623142/prevalence-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-surgical-population-of-the-university-of-puerto-rico-affiliated-hospitals-a-study-using-the-surgery-database
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Norma I Cruz, Elvis Santiago, Anwar Abdul-Hadi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the surgical population of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR)-affiliated hospitals. METHODS: We examined all the surgical cases that were entered into the Surgical Database from April 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. This database collects patient and procedural information from different surgical services of various UPR-affiliated hospitals (the University District Hospital, the University Pediatric Hospital, the UPR Carolina Hospital, the Dr...
September 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559006/current-status-of-platelet-transfusion-in-pediatric-patients
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Steven R Sloan, Robert I Parker
Outside the neonatal period, most platelets that are transfused to pediatric patients are given to those who are thrombocytopenic secondary to malignancy and associated therapy and/or hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant, or to those with significant bleeding associated with surgery, especially cardiac surgery. Indications for platelet transfusion, doses, and other practices for children largely mimic adult platelet transfusion protocols because there are few pediatric-specific studies in this area. Pediatric platelet transfusion practices would benefit from focused pediatric research...
October 2016: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
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