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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817446/bevacizumab-as-an-effective-treatment-for-radiation-necrosis-after-radiotherapy-for-melanoma-brain-metastases
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Isabella C Glitza, Nandita Guha-Thakurta, Neil M D'Souza, Rodabe N Amaria, Susan L McGovern, Ganesh Rao, Jing Li
Radiation necrosis (RN) is a potential late complication of radiotherapy for intracranial malignancy, which is often associated with significant neurological morbidity. Prolonged treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or surgical resection has been the standard care for RN, but protracted steroid use can lead to significant side effects and surgical resection is not always feasible. The antivascular endothelial growth factor monoclonal antibody bevacizumab induces clinical and radiographic improvements in RN, with overall good tolerance...
August 16, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815057/giant-retinal-tear-after-intra-arterial-chemotherapy-for-advanced-unilateral-retinoblastoma
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Camila V Ventura, Audina M Berrocal, Jennifer Thomson, Fiona J Ehlies, Azeema Latiff, Timothy G Murray
BACKGROUND: Retinoblastoma is considered the most common intraocular malignancy in childhood, comprising 4% of all pediatric cancers. Management of retinoblastoma has evolved over the past two decades and intra-ophthalmic artery chemotherapy has emerged as a new modality of globe-conserving treatment with excellent results. This treatment achieves effective tumor reduction by delivering localized chemotherapy, decreases enucleation rate, and minimizes systemic and local side effects. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of an 8-year-old girl with a late presentation of an advanced unilateral retinoblastoma associated to diffuse exudative retinal detachment in the right eye, classified as group E by the International Classification of Retinoblastoma...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813830/toward-goal-oriented-robotic-gait-training-the-effect-of-gait-speed-and-stride-length-on-lower-extremity-joint-torques
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Robert L McGrath, Margaret Pires-Fernandes, Brian Knarr, Jill S Higginson, Fabrizio Sergi
Robot-assisted gait training is becoming increasingly common to support recovery of walking function after neurological injury. How to formulate controllers capable of promoting desired features in gait, i.e. goals, is complicated by the limited understanding of the human response to robotic input. A possible method to formulate controllers for goal-oriented gait training is based on the analysis of the joint torques applied by healthy subjects to modulate such goals. The objective of this work is to understand how sagittal plane joint torque is affected by two important gait parameters: gait speed (GS) and stride length (SL)...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804237/aneurysmal-degeneration-of-the-brachial-artery-after-vascular-access-creation-surgical-treatment-results
#4
Sérgio Teixeira, Pedro Sá Pinto, Carlos Veiga, Ivone Silva, Rui Almeida
True peripheral artery aneurysms proximal to a longstanding arteriovenous fistula is a well-recognized complication. Late aneurysmal degeneration is rare. This study analyzed the characteristics, therapeutic options, and outcomes of true donor brachial artery aneurysms (DBAA) after arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis. We retrospectively collected the data of patients with DBAA after AVF creation, surgically repaired between January 2001 and September 2015. We excluded patients with pseudoaneurysms, anastomotic aneurysms, and infected aneurysms...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801240/exploring-all-avenues-for-radiotherapy-in-oligorecurrent-prostate-cancer-disease-limited-to-lymph-nodes-a-systematic-review-of-the-role-of-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Elisabetta Ponti, Andrea Lancia, Piet Ost, Fabio Trippa, Luca Triggiani, Beatrice Detti, Gianluca Ingrosso
CONTEXT: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is emerging as a treatment option in patients affected by oligorecurrent prostate cancer disease limited to lymph nodes, a subgroup of patients who would otherwise be treated only with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of SBRT for oligorecurrent prostate cancer limited to lymph nodes. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a systematic review of PubMed/Medline in October 2016 according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (PRISMA)...
August 8, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801116/comparative-results-of-three-short-brachytherapy-schedules-as-exclusive-treatment-in-postoperative-endometrial-carcinoma
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Ángeles Rovirosa, Antonio Herreros, Cristina Camacho, Carlos Ascaso, Joan Sánchez, Stepphania Cortés, Sebastià Sabater, Jordi Solà, Aureli Torné, Meritxell Arenas
PURPOSE: To compare vaginal control and treatment toxicity of three different high-dose-rate brachytherapy schedules as exclusive treatment in postoperative endometrial carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 2003 to 2015, three different schedules were used as postoperative treatment for 146 patients (p) with intermediate-risk endometrial carcinoma. Group 1 (41 p): six fractions of 4-6 Gy, 3-4 fractions per week; Group 2 (59 p): four fractions of 5-6 Gy administered daily; Group 3 (46 p): 6 Gy × 3 fractions in three consecutive days...
August 8, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800856/-impact-of-mitral-annuloplasty-combined-with-surgical-revascularization-in-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation
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M Tribak, M Konaté, B Ould Hbib, P Konan, L Mahfoudi, A El Hassani, A Daouda, F Lachhab, N Bendagha, A Soufiani, J Fila, S Maghraoui, A Bensouda, L Marmade, S Moughil
INTRODUCTION: Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation (IMR) is a serious complication of coronary artery disease and is associated with a poor prognosis. The optimal surgical treatment of IMR involves controversies in its indications and modalities. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether mitral annuloplasty associated with surgical revascularization improved short and mid terms outcomes compared with revascularization alone in patients with IMR. METHODS: Between January 2007 and January 2011, 81 patients operated on Department of Cardiovascular Surgery "B" were included in this study divided into 3 groups...
August 8, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799125/non-polymer-drug-eluting-coronary-stents
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REVIEW
Nagavendra Kommineni, Raju Saka, Wahid Khan, Abraham J Domb
Cardiovascular complications are leading causes of most fatalities. Coronary artery disease and surgical failures contribute to the death of the majority of patients. Advanced research in the field of medical devices like stents has efficiently resolved these problems. Clinically, drug-eluting stents have proven their efficacy and safety compared to bare metal stents, which have problems of in-stent restenosis. However, drug-loaded stents coated with polymers have shown adverse effects related to the stability and deterioration of the polymer coating over time...
August 10, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796031/anti-yo-positive-and-late-onset-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration-associated-with-ovarian-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Dan Cui, Li Xu, Wen-Yi Li, Wei-Dong Qian
RATIONALE: Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a rare nonmetastatic neurological complication often associated with ovarian, breast, and other gynecologic cancers. Anti-Yo is one of the antionconeural antibodies found in patients with PCD. It primarily emerges before a malignancy is detected. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we describe an unusual case involving a patient who exhibited anti-Yo-positive PCD 1 year after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794543/synchronizing-pharmacotherapy-in-acne-with-review-of-clinical-care
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REVIEW
Sarvajnamurthy Aradhya Sacchidanand, Koushik Lahiri, Kiran Godse, Narendra Gajanan Patwardhan, Anil Ganjoo, Rajendra Kharkar, Varsha Narayanan, Dhammraj Borade, Lyndon D'souza
Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that involves the pathogenesis of four major factors, such as androgen-induced increased sebum secretion, altered keratinization, colonization of Propionibacterium acnes, and inflammation. Several acne mono-treatment and combination treatment regimens are available and prescribed in the Indian market, ranging from retinoids, benzoyl peroxide (BPO), anti-infectives, and other miscellaneous agents. Although standard guidelines and recommendations overview the management of mild, moderate, and severe acne, relevance and positioning of each category of pharmacotherapy available in Indian market are still unexplained...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791818/combined-screening-for-early-and-late-pre-eclampsia-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction-by-maternal-history-uterine-artery-doppler-mean-arterial-pressure-and-biochemical-markers
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Ewelina Litwińska, Magdalena Litwińska, Przemysław Oszukowski, Krzysztof Szaflik, Piotr Kaczmarek
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a systemic disease connected with high maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Despite significant progress achieved in perinatal medicine, pre-eclampsia is still one of the most significant current problems in obstetrics. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to establish diagnostic algorithms for early and late pre-eclampsia (PE) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 320 pregnant women between 11 + 0 and 13 + 6 weeks of gestation were recruited for a case-control study...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779849/the-necessity-of-intrathecal-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer-patients-with-leptomeningeal-metastasis-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
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Yen-Chien Lee, Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Jen-Pin Chuang, Chung-Yi Li
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is a devastating disease. Despite its numerous complications, intrathecal (IT) chemotherapy remains a longstanding treatment for leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. Using case studies with internationally reported results, we attempted to determine the necessity of IT chemotherapy in treating leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. We conducted a systematic review and pooled analysis to compare hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and IT therapy. We excluded articles on IT trastuzumab therapy. We performed our literature search without language restriction...
July 12, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777392/long-term-follow-up-of-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-complications-and-predisposing-risk-factors
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Tolulope A Adesiyun, Rhondalyn C McLean, Ryan J Tedford, Glenn J R Whitman, Chris M Sciortino, John V Conte, Ashish S Shah, Stuart D Russell
PURPOSE: To assess LVAD complications and their overall effect on mortality and determine factors associated with development of early and long-term complications. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent continuous flow LVAD placement between January 1, 2000 and November 30, 2013 was performed. The incidence of complications (sepsis or bacteremia, driveline infections, gastrointestinal bleeding, pump thrombosis, cerebrovascular accidents and anemia requiring transfusion) was collected and logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards analyses were performed...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776138/a-new-fully-covered-self-expandable-metal-stent-for-the-treatment-of-postsurgical-benign-biliary-strictures
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Jun Wu, Dong-Xun Zhou, Tian-Tian Wang, Dao-Jian Gao, Bing Hu
BACKGROUND: Endotherapy with plastic stent (PS) placement is the main modality for treating benign biliary strictures (BBSs). Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (FCSEMSs) are being increasingly used for BBS management, with high stricture resolution. However, traditional metal tents are associated with high migration, causing treatment failure. METHODS: We investigated the efficacy and safety of a new FCSEMS for postsurgical BBS treatment and compared these parameters between the FCSEMS and PS treatment through retrospective analysis...
August 3, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769922/impact-of-aging-and-cytomegalovirus-on-immunological-response-to-influenza-vaccination-and-infection
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REVIEW
Shahzma Merani, Graham Pawelec, George A Kuchel, Janet E McElhaney
The number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double by 2050 according to the WHO. This emphasizes the need to ensure optimized resilience to health stressors in late life. In older adults, influenza is one of the leading causes of catastrophic disability (defined as the loss of independence in daily living and self-care activities). Influenza vaccination is generally perceived to be less protective in older adults, with some studies suggesting that the humoral immune response to the vaccine is further impaired in cytomegalovirus (CMV)-seropositive older people...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769861/non-syndromic-spinal-schwannomas-a-novel-classification
#16
Ibrahim Sun, M Necmettin Pamir
Schwannomas are the most frequent primary tumors of the spine with an incidence of 0.3-0.5/100,000 person per year. Current treatment for non-syndromic spinal schwannomas is total resection of the tumor with preservation of neurovascular structures. This study aims to report neurologic and radiologic outcome following treatment of non-syndromic spinal schwannomas along with a novel tumor classification used in our clinic. A retrospective case series was carried out with a patient sample of 82 male and female patients with non-syndromic spinal schwannomas...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766047/prognostic-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-life-threatening-arrhythmia-detected-by-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-japanese-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Yasuki Hen, Mayuko Tsugu-Yagawa, Nobuo Iguchi, Yuko Utanohara, Kaori Takada, Haruhiko Machida, Ayako Takara, Kunihiko Teraoka, Kanki Inoue, Itaru Takamisawa, Morimasa Takayama, Tsutomu Yoshikawa
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is effective to prevent sudden death in HCM patients. We reviewed ICD records to analyze the relation between life-threatening arrhythmia and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in Japanese hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients. In 102 consecutive patients (median age 63 years, 63 males) implanted with an ICD after CMR with gadolinium enhancement (median follow-up 2.8 years), the outcome of life-threatening arrhythmic events (appropriate ICD interventions for ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation) was examined...
August 1, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765743/outcomes-associated-with-the-off-label-use-of-medical-devices-in-congenital-heart-disease-at-a-single-institute
#18
Young Hwa Kong, Jinyoung Song, Jun Huh, I-Seok Kang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While the off-label use of implantable medical devices for treating congenital heart disease is not uncommon, the present conditions and outcomes of their off-label use have rarely been described. Therefore, this study evaluated the prevalence and results of using implantable devices off-label to treat congenital heart disease at a single institute. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study based on the medical records of catheter-based interventions for congenital heart disease performed from July 1, 1995 to June 1, 2015...
July 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759822/treatment-of-late-sequelae-after-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Primož Strojan, Katherine A Hutcheson, Avraham Eisbruch, Jonathan J Beitler, Johannes A Langendijk, Anne W M Lee, June Corry, William M Mendenhall, Robert Smee, Alessandra Rinaldo, Alfio Ferlito
Radiotherapy (RT) is used to treat approximately 80% of patients with cancer of the head and neck. Despite enormous advances in RT planning and delivery, a significant number of patients will experience radiation-associated toxicities, especially those treated with concurrent systemic agents. Many effective management options are available for acute RT-associated toxicities, but treatment options are much more limited and of variable benefit among patients who develop late sequelae after RT. The adverse impact of developing late tissue damage in irradiated patients may range from bothersome symptoms that negatively affect their quality of life to severe life-threatening complications...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758759/-autologous-cranioplasty-with-a-bone-flap-preserved-subcutaneously-in-the-mesogastrium
#20
M Hampl, L Hrabálek, M Vaverka, D Krahulík, V Novák, M Halaj, P Stejskal
INTRODUCTION: Cranioplasty with autologous bone flap is indicated in patients who have undergone decompressive craniectomy. Although it is an elective procedure, literature data indicate complication rates of up to 30%. The aim of this paper is to present our experience with cranioplasty with the patients own bone flap stored subcutaneously in the mesogastrium. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a set of 92 patients who had undergone cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy using autologous graft preserved subcutaneously in the mesogastrium...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
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