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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090508/laser-applications-in-surgery
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REVIEW
Beina Azadgoli, Regina Y Baker
In modern medicine, lasers are increasingly utilized for treatment of a variety of pathologies as interest in less invasive treatment modalities intensifies. The physics behind lasers allows the same basic principles to be applied to a multitude of tissue types using slight modifications of the system. Multiple laser systems have been studied within each field of medicine. The term "laser" was combined with "surgery," "ablation," "lithotripsy," "cancer treatment," "tumor ablation," "dermatology," "skin rejuvenation," "lipolysis," "cardiology," "atrial fibrillation (AF)," and "epilepsy" during separate searches in the PubMed database...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067922/-reconstructieve-facial-surgery-in-facial-defects-after-the-surgical-removal-of-malignant-skin-tumours
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S Bolouri, F Bierenbroodspot, J Jansma
Because of the enormous and continuing increase in cases of skin cancer in the Netherlands, dentists will increasingly see patients with skin cancer. The most common malignant skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. With resection of a skin tumour, the oncological principles should be applied. For the closure of the resulting defect, a choice for the individual patient is made out of numerous techniques. Facial reconstructive surgery aims to restore the face in form and function and to maintain the patient's quality of life...
January 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061037/single-port-laparoscopic-surgery-can-be-performed-safely-and-appropriately-for-colon-cancer-short-term-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Byung Mo Kang, Sun Jin Park, Kil Yeon Lee, Suk-Hwan Lee
INTRODUCTION: Single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) has gained popularity due to its cosmetic benefit, and therefore, has been applied to several kinds of benign operations, such as appendectomy and cholecystectomy. The safety and suitability of SPLS for colon cancer has not been widely proved. We aimed at validating the safety, efficacy, and short-term quality of life (QOL) of SPLS compared with conventional laparoscopic surgery (CLS) in patients with colon cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between June 2010 and April 2011, a total of 62 patients with pathology-proven colon cancer were randomly allocated to two groups: SPLS and CLS...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052691/strategies-to-prevent-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-arising-from-colorectal-cancer
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Maximiliano Gelli, Janina Fl Hugueinin, Cecilia Cerebelli, Léonor Benhaim, Charles Honoré, Dominique Elias, Diane Goéré
In the last decades, cytoreductive surgery combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy became a curative option for peritoneal metastases in selected patients, otherwise considered for palliative therapy alone. Better knowledge of physiopathology of peritoneal spread and identification of predictive factors for peritoneal relapse prompted specialized centers to investigate the role of a 'proactive approach' in order to early detect peritoneal metastasis. These encouraging data could justify an active attitude in selected patients at high risk of peritoneal recurrence after curative resection of primary tumor...
January 5, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050887/assessment-of-in-silico-protein-sequence-analysis-in-the-clinical-classification-of-variants-in-cancer-risk-genes
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Iain D Kerr, Hannah C Cox, Kelsey Moyes, Brent Evans, Brianna C Burdett, Aric van Kan, Heather McElroy, Paris J Vail, Krystal L Brown, Dechie B Sumampong, Nicholas J Monteferrante, Kennedy L Hardman, Aaron Theisen, Erin Mundt, Richard J Wenstrup, Julie M Eggington
Missense variants represent a significant proportion of variants identified in clinical genetic testing. In the absence of strong clinical or functional evidence, the American College of Medical Genetics recommends that these findings be classified as variants of uncertain significance (VUS). VUSs may be reclassified to better inform patient care when new evidence is available. It is critical that the methods used for reclassification are robust in order to prevent inappropriate medical management strategies and unnecessary, life-altering surgeries...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047692/we-h-209-01-advances-in-ultrasound-therapy
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K Hynynen
: Focused ultrasound has been shown to be the only method that allows noninvasive thermal coagulation of tissues and recently this potential has been explored for image-guided drug delivery. In this presentation, the advances in ultrasound phased array technology for energy delivery, exposure monitoring and control will be discussed. Experimental results from novel multi-frequency transmit/receive arrays will be presented. In addition, the feasibility of fully electronically focused and steered high power arrays with many thousands of transducer elements will be discussed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046536/we-h-209-00-carson-zagzebski-distinguished-lectureship-image-guided-ultrasound-therapy
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Thaddeus Wilson
: Focused ultrasound has been shown to be the only method that allows noninvasive thermal coagulation of tissues and recently this potential has been explored for image-guided drug delivery. In this presentation, the advances in ultrasound phased array technology for energy delivery, exposure monitoring and control will be discussed. Experimental results from novel multi-frequency transmit/receive arrays will be presented. In addition, the feasibility of fully electronically focused and steered high power arrays with many thousands of transducer elements will be discussed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029317/laparoscopy-to-predict-the-result-of-primary-cytoreductive-surgery-in-patients-with-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marianne J Rutten, Hannah S van Meurs, Roelien van de Vrie, Katja N Gaarenstroom, Christiana A Naaktgeboren, Toon van Gorp, Henk G Ter Brugge, Ward Hofhuis, Henk W R Schreuder, Henriette J G Arts, Petra L M Zusterzeel, Johanna M A Pijnenborg, Maarten van Haaften, Guus Fons, Mirjam J A Engelen, Erik A Boss, M Caroline Vos, Kees G Gerestein, Eltjo M J Schutter, Brent C Opmeer, Anje M Spijkerboer, Patrick M M Bossuyt, Ben Willem Mol, Gemma G Kenter, Marrije R Buist
Purpose To investigate whether initial diagnostic laparoscopy can prevent futile primary cytoreductive surgery (PCS) by identifying patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer in whom > 1 cm of residual disease will be left after PCS. Patients and Methods This multicenter, randomized controlled trial was undertaken within eight gynecologic cancer centers in the Netherlands. Patients with suspected advanced-stage ovarian cancer who qualified for PCS were eligible. Participating patients were randomly assigned to either laparoscopy or PCS...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009144/robot-assisted-lymphadenectomy-in-urology-pelvic-retroperitoneal-and-inguinal
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Giovannalberto Pini, Surena F Matin, Nazareno Suardi, Mihir Desai, Inderbir Gill, James Porter, Robert J Stein, Rene Sotelo, Franco Gaboardi, Francesco Porpiglia
Lymph node dissection represents an essential surgical step in the treatment of the most commonly treated urological cancers. The introduction of robotic surgery has lead to the possibility of treating these diseases with a minimally invasive surgical approach, but the surgical principles of open surgery need to be carefully respected in order to achieve comparable oncological results. Therefore, the robotic approach to urological cancers must include a carefully performed lymph node dissection when indicated...
February 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008267/oncological-outcomes-and-complications-after-volume-replacement-oncoplastic-breast-conservations-the-glasgow-experience
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Weiguang Ho, Sheila Stallard, Julie Doughty, Elizabeth Mallon, Laszlo Romics
INTRODUCTION: Oncoplastic breast conservation surgery (OBCS) combines the principles of surgical oncology and plastic surgery. OBCS has now become a growing option for the treatment of breast cancer and forms a part of breast-conserving therapy (BCT). We sought to investigate and report our experience in two breast units in Glasgow (Victoria Infirmary and Western Infirmary) on volume replacement OBCS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Details of patients treated with volume replacement OBCS were identified from a prospectively recorded database from November 2010 to October 2015...
2016: Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990592/combined-notes-total-mesorectal-excision-and-single-incision-laparoscopy-principles-for-conservative-proctectomy-a-single-centre-study
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H Meillat, C de Chaisemartin, F Poizat, E Bories, R Fara, J R Delpero, B Lelong
BACKGROUND: Surgery for low rectal cancer remains a challenge when a standard laparoscopic approach is used. Transanal endoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) has been shown to be feasible and to be associated with a low conversion rate. Combining the transanal and transabdominal single-port approaches (with an abdominal single port implanted in the future stoma and extraction site) could allow TME with minimal wound trauma, low morbidity, and faster recovery. The aim of the current study was to assess the short- and mid-term results of this technique...
December 19, 2016: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987243/ahns-series-do-you-know-your-guidelines-principles-of-surgery-for-head-and-neck-cancer-a-review-of-the-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-guidelines
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Matthew C Miller, David Goldenberg
This article continues a series developed by the American Head and Neck Society's Education Committee entitled "Do you know your guidelines?" It is hoped that these features will increase awareness of and adherence to current best practices in head and neck cancer care. In this installment, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for surgical therapy are reviewed. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2016.
December 16, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959354/delivering-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-new-settings-advice-for-frontline-clinicians
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J R Gladman
Over the decades, as the principles of comprehensive geriatric assessment have been established, there have been attempts to apply its principles to settings other than acute hospital medical wards or the general communitydwelling older population, for example, to other settings where older people with infirmity are found. The purpose of this paper is to describe and reflect upon the application of and evidence for comprehensive geriatric assessment in these new settings and give some advice to clinicians about how to optimise their contributions to these processes...
September 2016: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942406/n2-iiia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-plea-for-surgery
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REVIEW
Gilbert Massard, Stéphane Renaud, Jérémie Reeb, Nicola Santelmo, Anne Olland, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz
Management of stage IIIA-N2 non-small cell lung cancer is still matter of ongoing controversy. The debate is flawed by the heterogeneity of this group of patients, lack of strong evidence from controlled trials, diverging treatment strategies, and hesitating estimation of prognosis. Surgery is credited a survival advantage in a trimodality setting. For many teams, N2 is by principle managed with induction chemotherapy, followed by surgery if the patient is down-staged. However, surgery remains a suitable option even in case of persistent N2...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938908/establishing-a-dedicated-general-thoracic-surgery-subspecialty-program-improves-lung-cancer-outcomes
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Mitchell J Magee, Morley A Herbert, Lynn Tumey, Syma L Prince
BACKGROUND: Various factors may influence outcomes after lobectomy for lung cancer. Postgraduate subspecialty training in general thoracic surgery with a focus on minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and thoracic oncology was completed by an established cardiothoracic surgeon on the hospital staff in July 2007, and principles emphasized in that training were incorporated into practice through formation of a subspecialty program. We hypothesized that establishing a dedicated general thoracic surgeon-lead subspecialty program, with focus on MIS and thoracic oncology, would improve short-term and long-term outcomes...
December 8, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938573/-investigate-the-radical-extent-of-lymphadenectomy-of-right-colon-cancer
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Y Xiao, L Xu, J Y Lu
Considering radical surgeries of right colon cancer, the reasonable extent of lymphadenectomy has always been argued. The concept of complete mesocolic excision (CME) has recently been established and optimized, which follows similar oncological principles as total mesorectal excision (TME) does for rectal cancer and is recommended by more and more surgeons. Studies published so far in the literature have been comprehensively reviewed, they do not, however, provide convincing evidence that demonstrate the standardized operation indications...
1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931247/the-radical-extent-of-lymphadenectomy-d2-dissection-versus-complete-mesocolic-excision-of-laparoscopic-right-colectomy-for-right-sided-colon-cancer-relarc-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jun-Yang Lu, Lai Xu, Hua-Dan Xue, Wei-Xun Zhou, Tao Xu, Hui-Zhong Qiu, Bin Wu, Guo-Le Lin, Yi Xiao
BACKGROUND: The extent of lymphadenectomy during laparoscopic right colectomy can affect the oncological outcome and the safety of surgery. The principle of complete mesocolic excision (CME) has been gradually accepted and increasingly applied by colorectal surgeons. The aim of this study is to investigate whether extended lymphadenectomy (CME) in laparoscopic colectomy could improve the oncological outcomes of patients with right-sided colon cancers, compared with D2 lymphadenectomy...
December 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912892/-mesocolic-excision-for-colonic-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Clotilde Debove, Jérémie H Lefèvre, Yann Parc
On the same principle than total mesorectal excision in rectal cancer, the effect of complete mesocolic excision on short and long-term outcomes is actually evaluated for colonic adenocarcinoma. This method, usually performed for left colectomy, offers a surgical specimen of higher quality, with a larger number of lymph nodes harvested. For right colectomy, surgical specifications make it less common complete mesocolic excision and conventional surgery offer comparable outcomes, as regards to postoperative morbidity and mortality rates...
November 29, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895416/practice-guidelines-for-the-pathological-diagnosis-of-primary-liver-cancer-2015-update
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REVIEW
Wen-Ming Cong, Hong Bu, Jie Chen, Hui Dong, Yu-Yao Zhu, Long-Hai Feng, Jun Chen, Guideline Committee
In 2010, a panel of Chinese pathologists reported the first expert consensus for the pathological diagnosis of primary liver cancers to address the many contradictions and inconsistencies in the pathological characteristics and diagnostic criteria for PLC. Since then considerable clinicopathological studies have been conducted globally, prompting us to update the practice guidelines for the pathological diagnosis of PLC. In April 18, 2014, a Guideline Committee consisting of 40 specialists from seven Chinese Societies (including Chinese Society of Liver Cancer, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Liver Cancer Study Group, Chinese Society of Hepatology, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Digestive Disease Group, Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Society of Surgery, Chinese Medical Association; Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association; Pathological Group of Hepatobiliary Tumor and Liver Transplantation, Chinese Society of Pathology, Chinese Medical Association) was created for the formulation of the first guidelines for the standardization of the pathological diagnosis of PLC, mainly focusing on the following topics: gross specimen sampling, concepts and diagnostic criteria of small hepatocellular carcinoma (SHCC), microvascular invasion (MVI), satellite nodules, and immunohistochemical and molecular diagnosis...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890291/principles-and-applications-of-surgical-oncology-in-exotic-animals
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REVIEW
Michele A Steffey
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer in exotic species is a rapidly evolving area of veterinary medicine. In general, surgical excision remains pivotal in cancer treatment, although optimal outcomes are achieved when a coherent and thorough diagnostic and therapeutic plan is created prior to surgery. While surgical cure is not always achieveable, multimodal treatment plans can offer a variety of options, and palliative procedures may be used to improve quality of life. Treatment goals, whether curative intent or palliative intent, should be identified before surgery, and practitioners should endeavor to adhere to surgical principles in order to attain the best outcomes...
January 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
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