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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423674/a-single-center-clinical-analysis-of-children-with-high-risk-neuroblastoma
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Xiangdong Tian, Yanna Cao, Jingfu Wang, Jie Yan, Yao Tian, Zhongyuan Li, Huijuan Wang, Xiaofeng Duan, Yan Jin, Qiang Zhao
The current multidisciplinary treatment for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma (NB) is the common census. However, protocols and opinions are different in different regions and institutions. We aimed to assess the protocol formulated by Chinese Children's Cancer Group study in 2009, and the impact of surgery extent was highlightly evaluated. METHODS: This study enrolled patients with high-risk neuroblastoma between 2009 and 2014 in Department of Pediatric Oncology of Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407793/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-the-spitz-nevus-in-the-pediatric-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis%C3%A2-protocol
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Jean Abboud, Michael Stein, Michele Ramien, Claudia Malic
BACKGROUND: Spitz nevi are uncommon melanocytic neoplasms found in children. Historically, the diagnosis and management of these tumors has lacked consensus among oncologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists. Once interpreted and treated as a "juvenile melanoma", many have argued for the benignancy of such tumors in certain patient age groups, encouraging a conservative approach. The lack of consensus surrounding the diagnosis and perceived malignant potential of these tumors has led physicians to approach them on a case-by-case basis and institutional protocols...
April 13, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382397/does-scope-of-practice-correlate-with-the-outcomes-of-craniotomy-for-tumor-resection-in-children
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Symeon Missios, Kimon Bekelis
BACKGROUND: The relationship of scope of practice (predominantly adult, versus predominantly pediatric) with the outcomes of brain tumor surgery in children remains uncertain. We investigated the association of practice focus with the outcomes of neurosurgical oncology operations in pediatric patients. METHODS: We performed a cohort study of all pediatric patients (younger than 18 years old) who underwent craniotomies for tumor resections from 2009 to 2013 and were registered in the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database...
April 5, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368531/academic-productivity-of-us-neurosurgery-residents-as-measured-by-h-index-program-ranking-with-correlation-to-faculty-productivity
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Christopher A Sarkiss, Kyle J Riley, Christopher M Hernandez, Eric K Oermann, Travis R Ladner, Joshua B Bederson, Raj K Shrivastava
Engagement in research and academic productivity are crucial components in the training of a neurosurgeon. This process typically begins in residency training. In this study, we analyzed individual resident productivity as it correlated to publications across all Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited neurosurgery training programs in an attempt to identify how programs have developed and fostered a research culture and environment. We obtained a list of current neurosurgery residents in ACGME-accredited programs from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons database...
March 29, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367018/blood-transfusion-practices-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-northern-india
#5
Sonam Kumari
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion plays vital roles in the medical and surgical practice. To achieve optimum use of blood, transfusion has to be appropriate and judicious consuming minimal resources and manpower. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the pattern of blood transfusion requests and utilization with the aim of determining transfusion practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood request forms and cross-match worksheets at the blood bank were analyzed over a 6-month period...
April 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363472/surgical-management-and-surveillance-of-pediatric-appendiceal-carcinoid-tumor
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Inna N Lobeck, Neelum Jeste, James Geller, Joseph Pressey, Daniel von Allmen
PURPOSE: Appendiceal carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine neoplasms. The aim of this study was to determine if postoperative oncologic follow-up was necessary for this tumor. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients with appendiceal carcinoid 2000-2015. RESULTS: 8382 patients underwent appendectomy 2000-2015. 30 (0.3%) had appendiceal carcinoid. 70% were female (n=21) with an average age of 13.5±2.8 years (range 8-18)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353005/management-and-outcome-of-children-with-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-appendix-in-spain-is-there-room-for-improvement
#7
P Pérez-Albert, T de Rojas, M Á Lendínez, L Illade, M García-Abos, J Alonso-Cadenas, M Andión, L Madero
PURPOSE: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are, after lymphomas, the most frequent gastrointestinal tumors in children, mainly located in the appendix. Best management remains unclear, given the absence of pediatric guidelines. We present the first Spanish series of pediatric patients with NETs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of all pediatric patients (<18 years) with NET treated in four oncology reference institutions in Spain between 1994 and 2015. RESULTS: Seventeen patients were included...
March 28, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350952/future-advances-in-spine-surgery-the-aospine-north-america-perspective
#8
Michael G Fehlings, Christopher S Ahuja, Thomas Mroz, Wellington Hsu, James Harrop
This focus issue highlights state-of-the-art techniques, equipment, and practices in the modern era of spine surgery while providing a glimpse into the next generation of patient care. A broad range of topics are presented to cover the full spectrum of the field. Degenerative diseases are discussed in a series of 3 articles on (1) pathophysiology, management, and surgical approaches to degenerative cervical myelopathy; (2) novel approaches to degenerative thoracolumbar disease (eg, interspinous process spacers, minimally invasive/endoscopic approaches); and (3) animal models and emerging therapeutics in degenerative disk disease...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306215/primary-mediastinal-and-retroperitoneal-malignant-germ-cell-tumors-in-children-and-adolescents-results-of-the-tgm95-trial-a-study-of-the-french-society-of-pediatric-oncology-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-des-cancers-de-l-enfant
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Hélène Sudour-Bonnange, Cécile Faure-Conter, Hélène Martelli, Frederic Hameury, Brice Fresneau, Daniel Orbach, Cécile Vérité
PURPOSE: To examine the clinical presentation, treatment and results in children and adolescents with primary mediastinal (PM) and retroperitoneal (RP) germ cell tumors (GCTs). METHODS: The TGM95 trial for malignant GCTs was conducted in France between 1995 and 2005 to evaluate a strategy adapted to prognostic factors with cisplatin-based chemotherapy and surgical management. We reviewed patients with TGCTs at PM and RP sites. RESULTS: Among 239 patients, there were 16 patients with PM and 5 with RP tumors, which represent 9% of all patients, highlighting the rarity of these extragonadal locations...
March 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163987/mirror-therapy-for-phantom-limb-pain-at-a-pediatric-oncology-institution
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Doralina L Anghelescu, Cassandra N Kelly, Brenda D Steen, Jianrong Wu, Huiyun Wu, Brian M DeFeo, Kristin Scobey, Laura Burgoyne
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Mirror therapy has not been reported for phantom limb pain (PLP) in pediatric oncology. Our aims are to describe the incidence and duration of PLP post-amputation, the duration of follow-up, pain scores and pain medications, and the differences between a group that received mirror therapy (MT) in addition to the standard treatment and a group that received only the standard treatment (non-MT). METHODS: A retrospective review of patients' medical records from June 2009 to March 2015 was completed...
July 2016: Rehabilitation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071630/ovarian-tumors-in-children-10-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-south-india
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B Rajeswari, M Nair, A Ninan, K Parukuttyamma
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tumors are uncommon in childhood and constitute around 1% of childhood malignancies. Two thirds of pediatric ovarian tumors are germ cell tumors. Epithelial ovarian tumors and stromal tumors are less frequent. We share our experience in childhood ovarian cancers, analyzing a series of cases with respect to the clinical profile, treatment and survival. METHODS: All newly diagnosed ovarian tumors in children up to 14 years of age, registered in our Pediatric Oncology Division between January 2000 and December 2009 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029391/off-hour-surgery-among-orthopedic-subspecialties-at-an-urban-quaternary-care-level-1-trauma-center
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Amanda Lans, Stein J Janssen, David Ring
PURPOSE: We sought to determine and quantify which subspecialties of orthopedic surgeons are operating off hours in an urban, quaternary-care, level 1 trauma center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used our clinical registry to identify 43,211 orthopedic surgeries performed between January 2008 and December 2011. Our outcome measures were the number and proportion of off-hour surgeries performed as well as the number and proportion of off-hours per subspecialty. The denominators were the total number of surgeries and the total number of surgical hours worked per subspecialty...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027285/acute-rhinosinusitis-in-immunosuppressed-children-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management
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Amit Ritter, Salvador Fischer, Eitan Yaniv, Tuvia Hadar, Ethan Soudry, Daniel Shai, Dror Gilony, Gideon Bachar
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive therapy places pediatric patients at risk of developing life-threatening sinonasal infections. Diagnosis and treatment are challenging owing to nonspecific signs and symptoms. The aim of this study was to present our department's experience with the surgical management of acute rhinosinusitis in immunosuppressed children. METHODS: The records of all children with a hematologic or oncologic disease who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for acute rhinosinusitis from January 2005 to May 2014 were reviewed...
April 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987198/breast-cancer-following-radiation-for-hodgkin-lymphoma-clinical-scenarios-and-risk-reducing-strategies
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REVIEW
Linda Overholser, Elena Shagisultanova, Rachel A Rabinovitch, Nicole Kounalakis, Jennifer Diamond, Christina A Finlayson, Christine M Fisher, Peter Kabos, Anthony D Elias, Virginia F Borges, Jose Mayordomo
Since most patients with Hodgkin lymphoma survive their disease, long-term issues such as development of second primary malignancies arise, especially in patients treated with multimodal therapy including radiation therapy plus chemotherapy. The risk of breast cancer is significantly elevated in women exposed to high-dose ionizing radiation to the chest before age 40. The case of a 48-year-old patient with a lump in her right breast is presented as a clinical scenario in this article. We review available strategies for screening and risk reduction through chemoprevention or risk-reducing surgery, as well as challenges for management of breast cancer in patients with prior exposure to radiation for Hodgkin lymphoma...
December 15, 2016: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986529/patterns-of-performance-of-oncologic-surgery-by-north-american-pediatric-urologists-a-report-from-the-pediatric-urologic-oncology-working-group-of-the-society-for-pediatric-urology
#15
Nicholas G Cost, Jonathan H Ross, Fernando A Ferrer, Armando J Lorenzo, Margarett Shnorhavorian, Jonathan C Routh, Kathleen Kieran, Michael L Ritchey
PURPOSE: Objective data on patterns of oncology practice among pediatric urologists are lacking. We reviewed surgical case logs submitted to the American Board of Urology by those self-reporting as pediatric urologists. We hypothesized that logs would reveal a low oncology volume (fewer than 5 cases) and identify orchiectomy as the most common oncology cases, and that less than 25% of logs would show nephrectomy for renal tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case logs submitted for American Board of Urology certification, recertification or pediatric subspecialty certification were reviewed and standardized to represent 12-month practice...
May 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955737/palliative-care-and-pediatric-surgical-oncology
#16
REVIEW
Alessandro Inserra, Alessandra Narciso, Guglielmo Paolantonio, Raffaella Messina, Alessandro Crocoli
Survival rate for childhood cancer has increased in recent years, reaching as high as 70% in developed countries compared with 54% for all cancers diagnosed in the 1980s. In the remaining 30%, progression or metastatic disease leads to death and in this framework palliative care has an outstanding role though not well settled in all its facets. In this landscape, surgery has a supportive actor role integrated with other welfare aspects from which are not severable. The definition of surgical palliation has moved from the ancient definition of noncurative surgery to a group of practices performed not to cure but to alleviate an organ dysfunction offering the best quality of life possible in all the aspects of life (pain, dysfunctions, caregivers, psychosocial, etc...
October 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930278/for-love-not-money-the-financial-implications-of-surgical-fellowship-training
#17
Paul M Inclan, Adam S Hyde, Michael Hulme, Jeffrey E Carter
Surgical residents cite increased income potential as a motivation for pursuing fellowship training, despite little evidence supporting this perception. Thus, our goal is to quantify the financial impact of surgical fellowship training on financial career value. By using Medical Group Management Association and Association of American Medical Colleges physician income data, and accounting for resident salary, student debt, a progressive tax structure, and forgone wages associated with prolonged training, we generated a net present value (NPV) for both generalist and subspecialist surgeons...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921213/pediatric-intracranial-primary-anaplastic-ganglioglioma
#18
Wolf Lüdemann, Rouzbeh Banan, Christian Hartmann, Helmut Bertalanffy, Concezio Di Rocco
BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial anaplastic gangliogliomas are rare tumors in the pediatric patient group. Most of them present with symptoms of elevated pressure or symptomatic epilepsy. Extraaxial location is far more common than axial location. On MRI examination, they mimic pilocytic astrocytomas. The outcome after surgery depends mainly on the possible amount of surgical resection, and oncological therapy is necessary to prevent recurrence of the disease. CASE REPORT: An 11-year-old boy presented with headache and double vision due to obstructive hydrocephalus...
February 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919406/pediatric-surgical-readmissions-are-they-truly-preventable
#19
Erin G Brown, Jamie E Anderson, Debra Burgess, Richard J Bold, Diana L Farmer
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Reimbursement penalties for excess hospital readmissions have begun for the pediatric population. Therefore, research determining incidence and predictors is critical. METHODS: A retrospective review of University HealthSystem Consortium database (N=258 hospitals; 2,723,621 patients) for pediatric patients (age 0-17years) hospitalized from 9/2011 to 3/2015 was performed. Outcome measures were 7-, 14-, and 30-day readmission rates. Hospital and patient characteristics were evaluated to identify predictors of readmission...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864705/the-clinical-and-financial-impact-of-a-pediatric-surgical-neuro-oncology-clinical-trial
#20
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...
March 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
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