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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924395/the-effect-of-postoperative-complications-on-survival-of-patients-after-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Kun-Kun Li, Yin-Jian Wang, Xue-Hai Liu, Qun-You Tan, Yao-Guang Jiang, Wei Guo
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has been shown to be a feasible technique for the treatment of esophageal cancer; however, its postoperative morbidity remains high. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the effect of postoperative complications on long-term outcomes in patients who have undergone MIE for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled patients who had undergone MIE for ESCC between September 2009 and November 2014; all procedures were performed by a single surgical team...
December 6, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922124/convex-analysis-of-mixtures-for-separating-non-negative-well-grounded-sources
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Yitan Zhu, Niya Wang, David J Miller, Yue Wang
Blind Source Separation (BSS) is a powerful tool for analyzing composite data patterns in many areas, such as computational biology. We introduce a novel BSS method, Convex Analysis of Mixtures (CAM), for separating non-negative well-grounded sources, which learns the mixing matrix by identifying the lateral edges of the convex data scatter plot. We propose and prove a sufficient and necessary condition for identifying the mixing matrix through edge detection in the noise-free case, which enables CAM to identify the mixing matrix not only in the exact-determined and over-determined scenarios, but also in the under-determined scenario...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919596/chimeric-anterolateral-thigh-free-flap-for-reconstruction-of-complex-cranio-orbito-facial-defects-after-skull-base-cancers-resection
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Mario Cherubino, Mario Turri-Zanoni, Paolo Battaglia, Marco Giudice, Igor Pellegatta, Federico Tamborini, Francesca Maggiulli, Luca Guzzetti, Danilo Di Giovanna, Maurizio Bignami, Carolina Calati, Paolo Castelnuovo, Luigi Valdatta
Complex cranio-orbito-facial defects after skull base cancers resection entail a functional and esthetic reconstruction. The introduction of endoscopic assisted techniques for excision surgery with the advances in reconstructive surgery and anesthesiology allowed to improve the management of such critical patients. We report a series of chimeric anterolateral thigh (ALT) flaps used to reconstruct complex cranio-orbital-facial defects after skull base surgery. A retrospective review of patients that underwent cranio-orbito-facial reconstruction using a chimeric ALT flap from March 2013 to October 2015 at a single tertiary care referral Institute was performed...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918990/effects-of-tripolyphosphate-on-cellular-uptake-and-rna-interference-efficiency-of-chitosan-based-nanoparticles-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
#4
Bo Xiao, Panpan Ma, Lijun Ma, Qiubing Chen, Xiaoying Si, Lewins Walter, Didier Merlin
Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is a major pro-inflammatory cytokine that is mainly secreted by macrophages during inflammation. Here, we synthesized a series of N-(2-hydroxy)propyl-3-trimethyl ammonium chitosan chlorides (HTCCs), and then used a complex coacervation technique or tripolyphosphate (TPP)-assisted ionotropic gelation strategy to complex the HTCCs with TNF-α siRNA (siTNF) to form nanoparticles (NPs). The resultant NPs had a desirable particle size (210-279nm), a slightly positive zeta potential (14-22mV), and negligible cytotoxicity against Raw 264...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917871/delivery-of-acetylthevetin-b-an-antitumor-cardiac-glycoside-using-polymeric-micelles-for-enhanced-therapeutic-efficacy-against-lung-cancer-cells
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Jing-Jing Zhu, Xin-Xin Zhang, Yun-Qiu Miao, Shu-Fang He, Dan-Mei Tian, Xin-Sheng Yao, Jin-Shan Tang, Yong Gan
Acetylthevetin B (ATB), a cardiac glycoside from the seed of Thevetia peruviana (Pers) K Schum (yellow oleander), exhibits not only antitumor activity but also potential cardiac toxicity. In the present study, we attempted to enhance its antitumor action and decrease its adverse effects via chitosan-Pluronic P123 (CP) micelle encapsulation. Two ATB-loaded CP micelles (ATB-CP1, ATB-CP2) were prepared using an emulsion/solvent evaporation technique. They were spherical in shape with a particle size of 40-50 nm, showed a neutral zeta potential, and had acceptable encapsulation efficiency (>90%)...
December 5, 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911139/volumetric-response-of-intracranial-meningioma-after-photon-or-particle-irradiation
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Petra Mozes, Jan Oliver Dittmar, Daniel Habermehl, Eric Tonndorf-Martini, Katalin Hideghety, Anne Dittmar, Jürgen Debus, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Meningiomas are usually slow growing, well circumscribed intracranial tumors. In symptom-free cases observation with close follow-up imaging could be performed. Symptomatic meningiomas could be surgically removed and/or treated with radiotherapy. The study aimed to evaluate the volumetric response of intracranial meningiomas at different time points after photon, proton, and a mixed photon and carbon ion boost irradiation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In Group A 38 patients received proton therapy (median dose: 56 GyE in 1...
December 2, 2016: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906860/liquid-biopsy-for-early-detection-of-lung-cancer
#7
Paul Hofman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The possibility of complete recovery for a lung cancer patient depends on very early diagnosis, as it allows total surgical resection. Screening for this cancer in a high-risk population can be performed using a radiological approach, but this holds a certain number of limitations. Liquid biopsy could become an alternative and complementary screening approach to chest imaging for early diagnosis of lung cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Several circulating biomarkers indicative of lung cancer can be investigated in blood, such as circulating tumor cells, circulating free nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) and proteins...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903183/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas-average-10-year-follow-up-results-focusing-on-long-term-hearing-preservation
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Shinya Watanabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Takuya Kawabe, Takao Koiso, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura, Hidetoshi Kasuya
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to reappraise long-term treatment outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for vestibular schwannomas (VSs). The authors used a database that included patients who underwent SRS with a unique dose-planning technique, i.e., partial tumor coverage designed to avoid excess irradiation of the facial and cochlear nerves, focusing on tumor control and hearing preservation. Clinical factors associated with post-SRS tumor control and long-term hearing preservation were also analyzed...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902863/evaluation-of-recurrent-high-grade-gliomas-treated-with-bevacizumab-a-preliminary-report-of-3d-pseudocontinuous-artery-spin-labeling
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Yuelei Lyu, Shuai Liu, Hui You, Bo Hou, Yu Wang, Wenbin Ma, Feng Feng
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of cerebral blood flow (CBF) derived from a 3D fast spin echo (FSE) pseudocontinuous artery spin labeling (pcASL) sequence in evaluating the survival rate of recurrent high-grade gliomas (rHGGs) that were treated with bevacizumab (BEV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with rHGGs who underwent 3T 3D FSE pcASL imaging 1-2 days before (baseline or pre-BEV) and within 1 month after BEV treatment initiation (post-BEV) were included in the study...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898750/-curative-radiotherapy-of-early-stage-lung-cancer-using-respiratory-motion-compensation
#10
András Szilágyi, Tamás Pócza, Csaba Polgár, Tibor Major, András Bajcsay, József Lövey
In this paper we present our early experience with a method for the management of respiratory motion in radiotherapy for early-stage lung cancer. Forty-six patients were irradiated with a total dose of 60 Gy. Tumor response on control CT, survival, local and distant progression as well as early and late side effects were registered. Complete and partial remission, stable and progressive disease was 17 (37.0%), 15 (32.6%), 11 (23.9%) and 3 (6.5%). Isolated local recurrence and distant metastasis appeared in 4 (8...
November 29, 2016: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896404/en-bloc-resection-with-major-blood-vessel-reconstruction-for-locally-invasive-retroperitoneal-paragangliomas-a-15-year-experience-with-literature-review
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Hankui Hu, Bin Huang, Jichun Zhao, Ding Yuan, Yi Yang, Fei Xiong
BACKGROUND: Retroperitoneal paragangliomas (PGs) are a rare subgroup of neuroendocrine tumors that are commonly located alongside the abdominal aorta. Complete tumor resection is thought to be restricted in patients with major blood vessel involvement. However, no study has specifically focused on aggressive surgical treatment in such patients. We evaluated the value of en bloc resection with major blood vessel reconstruction for locally invasive retroperitoneal PGs. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with retroperitoneal PGs with major blood vessel involvement were included in this retrospective study...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895683/salvage-interstitial-brachytherapy-based-on-computed-tomography-for-recurrent-cervical-cancer-after-radical-hysterectomy-and-adjuvant-radiation-therapy-case-presentations-and-introduction-of-the-technique
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Zhong-Shan Liu, Jie Guo, Yang-Zhi Zhao, Xia Lin, Bin Chen, Ming Zhang, Jiang-Ming Li, Xiao-Jun Ren, Bing-Ya Zhang, Tie-Jun Wang
PURPOSE: Locally recurring cervical cancer after surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy remains a major therapeutic challenge. This paper presents a new therapeutic technique for such patients: interstitial brachytherapy (BT) guided by real-time three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixteen patients with recurrent cervical cancer after radical surgery and adjuvant external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) were included in this study. These patients underwent high-dose-rate (HDR) interstitial BT with free-hand placement of metal needles guided by real-time 3D-CT...
October 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893003/navigation-guidance-during-free-flap-mandibular-reconstruction-a-cadaveric-trial
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R Alex Harbison, Xiao-Feng Shan, Zachary Douglas, Scott Bevans, Yangming Li, Kris S Moe, Neal Futran, Jeffrey J Houlton
Importance: Segmental mandibulectomy for tumors that distort the buccal surface of the mandible present a reconstructive challenge. Objective: To determine whether mandible alignment after navigation-guided mandible reconstruction is better than alignment after non-template-assisted freehand reconstruction and as good as template-assisted reconstruction in a cadaveric trial. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cadaveric trial using 10 specimens was conducted at a tertiary academic center...
November 17, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892893/photoprotective-and-radioprotective-properties-of-nitroxides-and-their-application-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#14
Marcin Lewandowski, Krzysztof Gwoździński
Nitroxides are a group of stable organic radicals of low molecular weight having a nitroxyl group > N-.O, which has an unpaired electron. The presence of this group allows a nitroxide to participate in redox reactions. They serve as mimics of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and have stimulative properties towards haemoproteins with catalase-like activity. Nitroxides oxidize Fe (II) to Fe (III) preventing the Fenton and Haber-Weiss reactions. As the radicals have the ability to scavenge other free radicals. Nitroxides are not immunogenic, and mutagenic and do not show toxicity to the human cells...
October 14, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885954/novel-biomarker-identification-using-metabolomic-profiling-to-differentiate-radiation-necrosis-and-recurrent-tumor-following-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Alex Y Lu, Jack L Turban, Eyiyemisi C Damisah, Jie Li, Ahmed K Alomari, Tore Eid, Alexander O Vortmeyer, Veronica L Chiang
OBJECTIVE Following an initial response of brain metastases to Gamma Knife radiosurgery, regrowth of the enhancing lesion as detected on MRI may represent either radiation necrosis (a treatment-related inflammatory change) or recurrent tumor. Differentiation of radiation necrosis from tumor is vital for management decision making but remains difficult by imaging alone. In this study, gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC-TOF) was used to identify differential metabolite profiles of the 2 tissue types obtained by surgical biopsy to find potential targets for noninvasive imaging...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878812/perioperative-blood-transfusion-does-it-influence-survival-and-cancer-progression-in-metastatic-spine-tumor-surgery
#16
Aye Sandar Zaw, Shashidhar B Kantharajanna, Karthikeyan Maharajan, Barry Tan, Balamurugan Vellayappan, Naresh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in surgical techniques for spinal metastases, there is often substantial blood loss, resulting in patients requiring blood transfusion during the perioperative period. Allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) has been the main replenishment method for lost blood. However, the impact of ABT on cancer-related outcomes has been controversial in various studies. We aimed to evaluate the influence of perioperative ABT on disease progression and survival in patients undergoing metastatic spinal tumor surgery (MSTS)...
November 22, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878374/agents-for-fluorescence-guided-glioma-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-and-clinical-results
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Joeky T Senders, Ivo S Muskens, Rosalie Schnoor, Aditya V Karhade, David J Cote, Timothy R Smith, Marike L D Broekman
BACKGROUND: Fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) is a technique used to enhance visualization of tumor margins in order to increase the extent of tumor resection in glioma surgery. In this paper, we systematically review all clinically tested fluorescent agents for application in FGS for glioma and all preclinically tested agents with the potential for FGS for glioma. METHODS: We searched the PubMed and Embase databases for all potentially relevant studies through March 2016...
November 22, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873216/prognostic-metabolite-biomarkers-for-soft-tissue-sarcomas-discovered-by-mass-spectrometry-imaging
#18
Sha Lou, Benjamin Balluff, Arjen H G Cleven, Judith V M G Bovée, Liam A McDonnell
Metabolites can be an important read-out of disease. The identification and validation of biomarkers in the cancer metabolome that can stratify high-risk patients is one of the main current research aspects. Mass spectrometry has become the technique of choice for metabolomics studies, and mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) enables their visualization in patient tissues. In this study, we used MSI to identify prognostic metabolite biomarkers in high grade sarcomas; 33 high grade sarcoma patients, comprising osteosarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, myxofibrosarcoma, and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma were analyzed...
November 21, 2016: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869081/long-term-update-of-nrg-oncology-rtog-0319-a-phase-1-and-2%C3%A2-trial-to-evaluate-3-dimensional-conformal-radiation-therapy-confined-to-the-region-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-lumpectomy-cavity-for-stage-i-and-ii-breast%C3%A2-carcinoma
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Rachel Rabinovitch, Jennifer Moughan, Frank Vicini, Helen Pass, John Wong, Susan Chafe, Ivy Petersen, Douglas W Arthur, Julia White
PURPOSE: NRG Oncology RTOG 0319 was the first cooperative group trial in the United States to evaluate 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). This report updates secondary endpoints of toxicity and efficacy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with stage I or II invasive breast cancer (tumor size ≤3 cm, ≤3 positive lymph nodes, negative margins) were eligible for 3D-CRT APBI: 38.5 Gy in 10 twice-daily fractions...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866520/-research-advancement-on-egfr-mutation-detection-of-cell-free-dna-and-tumor-cell-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#20
Yu Zhang, Yan Xu, Mengzhao Wang
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Epideral growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are the most important treatments currently for advanced NSCLC patients harboring activating EGFR gene mutations, and achieve significant clinical efficacy. T790M mutation occurs in half of NSCLC patents with acquired EGFR-TKI resistance. Screening for EGFR gene mutations in histological and/or circulating tumor cell or DNA samples of NSCLC patients can identify patients who would have a response to EGFR-TKIs or acquire resistance during the treatment...
November 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
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