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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666804/surveillance-versus-esophagectomy-in-esophageal-cancer-patients-with-a-clinical-complete-response-after-induction-chemoradiation
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REVIEW
Tara R Semenkovich, Bryan F Meyers
There currently exists an area of controversy in treatment of esophageal cancer for patients who have an apparent clinical complete response (cCR) after induction chemoradiation. A standard treatment is to offer these patients an esophagectomy, but increasingly there is interest from both the patient and provider for active surveillance with so-called "salvage" esophagectomies for local recurrence as an alternative treatment paradigm. In this article, we review the existing evidence that stakeholders should consider for clinical decision-making in this specific patient population, including: the accuracy of post-induction clinical restaging, the reliability of operative risk assessment, the feasibility and adherence to surveillance strategies, and the observed outcomes in these patients after salvage esophagectomy or continued active surveillance...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666723/a-challenging-case-of-severe-ulcerative-colitis-following-the-initiation-of-secukinumab-for-ankylosing-spondylitis
#2
Dean Ehrlich, Nimah Jamaluddin, Joseph Pisegna, David Padua
Secukinumab is an interleukin-17 inhibitor used for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. The risk of exacerbating underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in patients being treated with secukinumab for other conditions is controversial. We document a patient with AS and previously undiagnosed IBD, found to be in a severe ulcerative colitis flare shortly after receiving the loading dose of secukinumab. There are no guidelines regarding biologic salvage therapy for IBD in the setting of active treatment with another biologic agent...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665832/volumetric-and-dosimetric-comparison-of-organs-at-risk-between-the-prone-and-supine-positions-in-postoperative-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Subaru Sawayanagi, Hideomi Yamashita, Mami Ogita, Tomoki Kiritoshi, Takahiro Nakamoto, Osamu Abe, Keiichi Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of patient positioning on the volume of organs at risk (OARs) in or near the planning target volume (PTV) and the dose distribution in adjuvant or salvage radiotherapy for prostate cancer after prostatectomy. METHODS: Seventeen patients who received intensity-modulated radiation therapy (66 Gy in 33 fractions) as adjuvant or salvage therapy after prostatectomy were evaluated. All patients underwent CT scans in both the prone (on a belly board) and supine positions...
April 17, 2018: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665804/immediate-implant-replacement-with-diep-flap-a-single-stage-salvage-option-in-failed-implant-based-breast-reconstruction
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Miguel De La Parra Marquez, Ricardo Fernandez-Riera, Hector Vela Cardona, Jesus María Rangel Flores
BACKGROUND: Implant-based immediate breast reconstruction after skin-sparing mastectomy has shown a significant improvement in patients' quality of life, making the procedure steadily more popular year after year. However, this technique has a high morbidity rate, including skin necrosis and implant exposure. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively held database for autologous breast reconstruction in our institution of the last 5 years found eight cases with exposed implants after nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction...
April 17, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665765/sub-acromial-balloon-spacer-for-irreparable-rotator-cuff-tears-is-it-an-appropriate-salvage-procedure
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Dan Prat, Shay Tenenbaum, Moshe Pritsch, Ariel Oran, Guy Vogel
INTRODUCTION: Irreparable rotator cuff tear (RCT) presents a difficult treatment challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. Many treatment strategies with varying degrees of success have been performed over the years. One of the suggested surgical treatment options is the use of a biodegradable sub-acromial balloon spacer. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients treated with sub-acromial balloon spacer between the years 2011 and 2016 was conducted. Mean follow-up time was 14...
May 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665749/early-and-mid-term-results-in-the-endovascular-treatment-of-popliteal-aneurysms-with-the-multilayer-flow-modulator
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Alessandro Ucci, Ruggiero Curci, Matteo Azzarone, Claudio Bianchini Massoni, Antonio Bozzani, Carla Marcato, Enrico Maria Marone, Paolo Perini, Tiziano Tecchio, Antonio Freyrie, Angelo Argenteri
Background The endovascular approach became an alternative to open surgical treatment of popliteal artery aneurysm over the last few years. Heparin-bonded stent-grafts have been employed for endovascular popliteal artery aneurysm repair, showing good and stable results. Only few reports about the use of multilayer flow modulator are available in literature, providing small patient series and short follow-up. The aim of this study is to report the outcomes of patients with popliteal artery aneurysm treated with the multilayer flow modulator in three Italian centres...
January 1, 2018: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665229/salvaging-reactive-fullerenes-from-soot-by-exohedral-derivatization
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Michio Yamada, Takeshi Akasaka, Shigeru Nagase
The awesome allotropy of carbon yields innumerable, topologically possible cage structures of molecular carbon. This field is also related to endohedral metallofullerenes constructed by metal-atom encapsulation. Pure form of stable and soluble empty fullerenes and endohedral metallofullerenes are available in macroscopic amounts from carbon arc production or other physical processes followed by extraction and subsequent chromatographic separation. However, many other unidentified fullerene species, which must be reactive and insoluble in their pristine forms, remain in soot...
April 17, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664798/pouch-volvulus-in-patients-having-undergone-restorative-proctocolectomy-for-ulcerative-colitis-a-case-series
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Rachel M Landisch, Paul M Knechtges, Mary F Otterson, Kirk A Ludwig, Timothy J Ridolfi
BACKGROUND: Restorative proctocolectomy with IPAA improves quality of life in patients with medically refractory ulcerative colitis. Although bowel obstruction is common, pouch volvulus is rare and described only in case reports. Diagnosis can be challenging, resulting in delayed care and heightened morbidity. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to delineate the symptoms and successful management strategies used in patients with IPAA volvulus that result in pouch salvage...
April 16, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664794/positive-surgical-margins-in-favorable-stage-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Catherine E Mercado, Peter A Drew, Christopher G Morris, Peter T Dziegielewski, William M Mendenhall, Robert J Amdur
OBJECTIVE: The significance of positive margin in favorable-stage well-differentiated thyroid cancer is controversial. We report outcomes of positive-margin patients with a matched-pair comparison to a negative-margin group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 25 patients with classic-histology papillary or follicular carcinoma, total thyroidectomy +/- node dissection, stage T1-3N0-1bM0, positive surgical margin at primary site, adjuvant radioactive iodine (I-131), and age older than 18 years were treated between 2003 and 2013...
April 16, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664243/new-technologies-and-techniques-for-prostate-cancer-focal-therapy-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Estefanía Linares-Espinós, Arie Carneiro, Juan I Martínez-Salamanca, Fernando Bianco, Adalberto Castro-Alfaro, Xavier Cathelineau, Massimo Valerio, Rafael Sanchez-Salas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review the oncological and functional outcomes of new and established primary focal treatments (FT) for localized prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: We performed a systematic search of published studies on FT for localized PCa using electronic databases (Medline and Embase). These studies included reports on hemiablation, focal ablation and target-ablation. We excluded salvage focal therapy studies and limited the search to those with a minimum of 12 months of follow-up...
April 16, 2018: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663373/nampt-expression-in-osteoblasts-controls-osteoclast-recruitment-in-alveolar-bone-remodeling
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Bassam Hassan, Brigitte Baroukh, Annie Llorens, Julie Lesieur, Sandy Ribbes, Catherine Chaussain, Jean-Louis Saffar, Marjolaine Gosset
In bone remodeling, osteoclasts are recruited via increased production of RANKL (receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand) and migrate to the bone surface, aided by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). NAMPT (nicotinamide phosphoribosyl transferase), which catalyzes the rate-limiting step in the NAD+ salvage pathway, increases during in vitro osteogenic differentiation and inhibits RANKL-induced osteoclast differentiation. Alveolar bone loss, due to disturbance of the remodeling process, is a major feature of periodontitis...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663029/yttrium-90-ibritumomab-tiuxetan-zevalin-followed-by-beam-z-beam-conditioning-regimen-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-asct-in-relapsed-or-refractory-high-risk-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-nhl-a-single-institution-italian-experience
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Chiara Ciochetto, Barbara Botto, Roberto Passera, Marilena Bellò, Giulia Benevolo, Carola Boccomini, Alessia Castellino, Annalisa Chiappella, Roberto Freilone, Maura Nicolosi, Lorella Orsucci, Clara Pecoraro, Patrizia Pregno, Gianni Bisi, Umberto Vitolo
Chemo-refractory NHL has a very poor outcome; the addiction of RIT to salvage regiment pre ASCT had recently demonstrated promising results.We performed a retrospective sequential study to determine the feasibility of standard Zevalin with BEAM in high-risk relapse/refractory NHL. A matched cohort analysis with a group treated with standard BEAM without Zevalin was performed as secondary endpoint. Between October 2006 and January 2013, 37 NHL patients at high risk for progression or early (< 1 year) or multiple relapses were treated with Z-BEAM and ASCT after R-DHAP or R-ICE as salvage therapy...
April 16, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661870/amikacin-inhalation-as-salvage-therapy-for-refractory-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease
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Byung Woo Jhun, Bumhee Yang, Seong Mi Moon, Hyun Lee, Hye Yun Park, Kyeongman Jeon, O Jung Kwon, Jungmin Ahn, Il Joon Moon, Sung Jae Shin, Charles L Daley, Won-Jung Koh
Although guidelines recommend amikacin (AMK) inhalation therapy for difficult-to-treat nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD), data are limited regarding the safety and clinical efficacy of this salvage therapy. We retrospectively evaluated treatment outcomes of 77 patients with refractory NTM-LD caused by Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABC) or M. avium complex (MAC) who initiated AMK inhalation therapy between February 2015 and June 2016. MABC was the most common etiology (n = 48, 62%), followed by MAC (n = 20, 26%) and mixed infections (n = 9, 12%)...
April 16, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661652/next-generation-sequencing-reveals-a-high-frequency-of-cxcr4-utilizing-viruses-in-hiv-1-chronically-infected-drug-experienced-individuals-in-south-africa
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Nontokozo D Matume, Denis M Tebit, Laurie R Gray, Marie-Louise Hammarskjold, David Rekosh, Pascal O Bessong
BACKGROUND: Entry inhibitors, such as Maraviroc, bind to CCR5 inhibiting entry of CCR5 utilizing viruses (R5 viruses). In the course of HIV infection, CXCR4 utilizing viruses (X4 viruses) may emerge and outgrow R5 viruses, and potentially limit the effectiveness of Maraviroc. The use of Maraviroc is reserved for salvage therapy in South Africa. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we examined the frequency of R5 and X4 viruses, using next generation sequencing, in patients under treatment to draw inferences on the utility of Maraviroc in a South African population...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661459/midpole-ureterocalycostomy-for-renal-transplant-salvage-a-pediatric-case-report
#15
P D Imani, J T White, M Michael, K T Puttmann, C A O'Mahony, C J Koh
BACKGROUND: Ureteral obstruction is the most common urological complication of kidney transplantation. Obstruction secondary to ureteral stenosis can be an early or late complication. CASE REPORT: We present a patient in whom ureteral obstruction was initially identified at 2.5 months after transplant for which she underwent a midpole ureterocalycostomy between the midpole calyx of the transplant kidney and the native left ureter.
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661416/anaemia-and-red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-intracranial-neurosurgery-a-comprehensive-review
#16
REVIEW
A Kisilevsky, A W Gelb, M Bustillo, A M Flexman
Both anaemia and blood transfusion are associated with poor outcomes in the neurosurgical population. Based on the available literature, the optimal haemoglobin concentration for neurologically injured patients appears to be in the range of 9.0-10.0 g dl-1 , although the individual risks and benefits should be weighed. Several perioperative blood conservation strategies have been used successfully in neurosurgery, including correction of anaemia and coagulopathy, use of antifibrinolytics, and intraoperative cell salvage...
May 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661291/hemodialysis-patients-have-worse-outcomes-after-infrageniculate-revascularization-procedures
#17
Caitlin W Hicks, Joseph K Canner, Kevin Kirkland, Mahmoud B Malas, James H Black, Christopher J Abularrage
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) has been shown to be an independent predictor of poor outcomes after femoropopliteal revascularization procedures in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia. However, HD patients tend to have isolated infrageniculate disease, an anatomic risk factor for inferior patency. We aimed to compare outcomes for HD versus non-HD patients after infrageniculate open lower extremity bypass (LEB) and endovascular peripheral vascular interventions (PVIs). METHODS: Data from the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Quality Initiative database (2008-2014) were analyzed...
June 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661288/hepatocyte-transplantation-past-efforts-current-technology-and-future-expansion-of-therapeutic-potential
#18
REVIEW
Tiffany N Anderson, Ali Zarrinpar
Hepatic cell transplantation (HCT) continues to garner interest as an alternative to orthotopic liver transplantation and the attendant donor shortage. When compared with solid organ transplantation, advantages of cell transplantation include the potential to treat more patients with a considerably less invasive procedure, the ability to utilize organs otherwise unsuitable for transplant, and leaving the native organ in situ with the potential for regeneration. While studies date back to the early 1960s, advancement of clinical application has been slow due in part to limitations of suitable tissue supplies and reproducible robust techniques...
June 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660864/eyes-in-the-sea-unlocking-the-mysteries-of-the-ocean-using-industrial-remotely-operated-vehicles-rovs
#19
REVIEW
Peter I Macreadie, Dianne L McLean, Paul G Thomson, Julian C Partridge, Daniel O B Jones, Andrew R Gates, Mark C Benfield, Shaun P Collin, David J Booth, Luke L Smith, Erika Techera, Danielle Skropeta, Tammy Horton, Charitha Pattiaratchi, Todd Bond, Ashley M Fowler
For thousands of years humankind has sought to explore our oceans. Evidence of this early intrigue dates back to 130,000BCE, but the advent of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the 1950s introduced technology that has had significant impact on ocean exploration. Today, ROVs play a critical role in both military (e.g. retrieving torpedoes and mines) and salvage operations (e.g. locating historic shipwrecks such as the RMS Titanic), and are crucial for oil and gas (O&G) exploration and operations. Industrial ROVs collect millions of observations of our oceans each year, fueling scientific discoveries...
April 11, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660396/analysis-of-clinical-management-of-infected-breast-implants-and-of-factors-associated-to-successful-breast-pocket-salvage-in-infections-occurring-after-breast-reconstruction
#20
Simonetta Franchelli, Marianna Pesce, Ilaria Baldelli, Anna Marchese, Pierluigi Santi, Andrea De Maria
OBJECTIVES: Considerable efforts have been devoted so far to improve salvage procedures of infected breast implants in absence of defined guidelines or validated clinical protocols. Within a cohort of prospectively recruited patients who underwent breast reconstruction, we performed a retrospective review of proven implant infections in order to describe factors contributing to management success. METHODS: We collected data in 1293 consecutive patients who underwent two stage (expander+ prosthesis) breast reconstruction with at least 12 months of follow-up...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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