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V Damarla, D Dobrosotskaya, F Siddiqui, I Wollner, M Raoufi, J Li, D Kwon, G Khan
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March 2018: European Journal of Cancer
Vassilis Kouloulias, Evridiki Patriki, Eftychia Mosa, Kalliopi Platoni, John Georgakopoulos, Anna Zygogianni, Maria Dilvoi, George Patatoukas, Christos Antypas, Christina Armpilia, Nikolaos Trogkanis, Eyfrosini Kypraiou, Stella Nikoloudi, George Giannakouras, Efstathios Efstathopoulos, Nikolaos Kelekis, John Kouvaris
PURPOSE: To evaluate in an observational way the clinical impact of a hypofractionated irradiation schedule in patients with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Forty elderly patients (24 men/16 women) diagnosed with unresectable stage IIIb/IV NSCLC unfit for chemotherapy, were treated with once-a-week hypofractionation schedule. All patients had a poor performance status. A dose of 255 Gy in 3 weekly fractions was prescribed while a 3D conformal technique (3D-CRT) was used for irradiation...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Yasuhiro Fujisawa, Koji Yoshino, Taku Fujimura, Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Naoko Okiyama, Yosuke Ishitsuka, Rei Watanabe, Manabu Fujimoto
The most widely accepted treatment for cutaneous angiosarcoma (CAS) is wide local excision and postoperative radiation to decrease the risk of recurrence. Positive surgical margins and large tumors (T2, >5 cm) are known to be associated with poor prognosis. Moreover, T2 tumors are known to be associated with positive surgical margins. According to previous reports, the majority of CAS patients in Japan had T2 tumors, whereas less than half of the patients in the studies from western countries did so. Consequently, the reported 5-year overall survival of Japanese CAS patients without distant metastasis was only 9%, lower than that for stage-IV melanoma...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
Maiko Shibasaki, Toshinori Iwai, Senri Oguri, Toshiyuki Koizumi, Makoto Hirota, Kenji Mitsudo, Yukihiko Ozawa, Iwai Tohnai
Introduction: Although chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has been shown to preserve organ function and improve cosmetic results, site-specific data, especially mandible, are limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictability of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) on response to super-selective intra-arterial CRT for advanced SCC of the mandible. Methods: Fifteen patients with advanced SCC of the mandible underwent super-selective intra-arterial CRT followed by radical resection...
June 2018: Journal of Bone Oncology
Yating Tang, Guang Li, Shan Wu, Lingrong Tang, Ning Zhang, Jinzhao Liu, Shuo Zhang, Lei Yao
Immunotherapy with anti-programmed cell death protein 1 or programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) agents has demonstrated promising efficacy for the treatment of various types of malignancies. However, the role of PD-L1 as a tumor prognostic marker remains poorly understood. In the present study, the prognostic value of PD-L1 expression in esophageal carcinoma (EC) following definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) was investigated, and its associations with three systemic inflammation biomarkers, neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) were further explored...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Deborah B Crom, Kirsten K Ness, Larry R Martinez, Michelle R Hebl, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Tara M Brinkman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate workplace experiences and turnover intention (consideration of leaving or changing a job) and to examine factors associated with turnover intention among survivors. METHODS: Adult survivors of childhood cancer with a history of employment (n = 289) completed measures of workplace experiences (n = 50, 18-29 years; n = 183, 30-44 years; n = 56; > 45 years of age at follow-up). Turnover intention was assessed using three items from the Job Satisfaction Scale...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
Jianfang Lv, Hongying Yang, Zhenan Jin, Minglei Zhao
In this study, a novel process was developed for extracting lead from the hazardous waste cathode ray tube (CRT) funnel glass and simultaneously producing glass-ceramics. CRT funnel glass was mixed with coal fly ash and subjected to carbon thermal reduction with the addition of CaO. The homogeneous glass melt and reduced metallic lead were quenched in water. Glass-ceramics were produced from the parent glass through an appropriate heat treatment. The optimum carbon loading amount (calculated as the molar ratio of C/PbO), CaO/SiO2 ratio, smelting temperature and holding time for lead recovery were 1...
March 14, 2018: Waste Management
Jinbo Yue, Qiuling Shi, Ting Xu, Melenda Jeter, Ting-Yu Chen, Ritsuko Komaki, Daniel R Gomez, Tinsu Pan, Charles S Cleeland, Zhongxing Liao, Xin Shelley Wang
PURPOSE: Clinician ratings of concurrent chemoradiation (CRT)-induced radiation pneumonitis (RP) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are based on both imaging and patient-reported lung symptoms. We compared the value of patient-reported outcomes versus normal-lung uptake of18 F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose in positron emission computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) during the last week of treatment, for indicating the development of grade ≥ 2 RP within 4 months of CRT completion...
March 16, 2018: Quality of Life Research
Arianna Barbetta, Meier Hsu, Kay See Tan, Dessislava Stefanova, Koby Herman, Prasad S Adusumilli, Manjit S Bains, Matthew J Bott, James M Isbell, Yelena Y Janjigian, Geoffrey Y Ku, Bernard J Park, Abraham J Wu, David R Jones, Daniela Molena
OBJECTIVE: Definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) remains the most commonly used treatment for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), because of perceptions that esophagectomy offers an unclear survival advantage. We compare recurrence, overall survival (OS), and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients treated with definitive CRT or neoadjuvant CRT followed by surgery (trimodality). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with stage II and III SCC of the middle and distal esophagus in patients who completed CRT...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Alexander Schmeisser, Thomas Rauwolf, Ali Ghanem, Thomas Groscheck, Daniela Adolf, Frank Grothues, Katharina Fischbach, Ortrud Kosiek, Christof Huth, Siegfried Kropf, Stefan Lange, Blerim Luani, Jan Smid, Marc Henning Schäfer, Jens Schreiber, Ivan Tanev, Fabian Wengler, Naira Beniki Yeritsyan, Paul Steendijk, Ruediger C Braun-Dullaeus
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is recognized as a cardinal prognostic marker in systolic heart failure patients. Conflicting data exist on the interaction of RV function and left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). This prospective monocentric trial was set up to assess the predictive value of baseline RV function and corresponding RV-pulmonary artery (PA) coupling on LV reverse remodeling after CRT. METHODS: 110 patients with a CRT indication were prospectively enrolled...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Tsz Yeung Kam, Melpomeni Kountouri, Arnaud Roth, Frossard Jean-Loui, Olivier Huber, Stefan Mönig, Thomas Zilli
Radical esophagectomy with extended lymph node dissection is considered the standard of care in treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus with deep mucosal invasion (pT1a m3) or submucosal involvement (pT1b). However, despite the increasing use of minimally invasive approaches, it remains a major surgery associated with significant morbidities and even mortality risk. Endoscopic resection (ER) results in excellent local control in early superficial mucosal (pT1a) disease yet there is substantial risk of lymph node metastases in T1b disease...
April 2018: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
María Pilar Ruiz-Del-Tiempo, Pilar Calvo, Antonio Ferreras, Jesús Leciñena, Luis Pablo, Oscar Ruiz-Moreno
Purpose: To evaluate anatomical retinal changes measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), after applying photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on 43 patients (48 eyes) with chronic CSC treated with PDT. Visual acuity (VA), central retinal thickness (CRT), outer nuclear layer (ONL) thickness, subretinal fluid (SRF), and photoreceptor ellipsoid zone (EZ) measured by SD-OCT were collected at baseline and at 3, 6, and 12 months after PDT...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
Aeris Jane D Nacion, Youn Young Park, Nam Kyu Kim
Advancements in rectal cancer treatment have resulted in improvement only in locoregional control and have failed to address distant relapse, which is the predominant mode of treatment failure in rectal cancer. As the efficacy of conventional chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by total mesorectal excision (TME) reaches a plateau, the need for alternative strategies in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) has grown in relevance. Several novel strategies have been conceptualized to address this issue, including: 1) neoadjuvant induction and consolidation chemotherapy before CRT; 2) neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone to avoid the sequelae of radiation; and 3) nonoperative management for patients who achieved pathological or clinical complete response after CRT...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
Til Wykes, Eileen Joyce, Tjasa Velikonja, Andrew Watson, Gregory Aarons, Max Birchwood, Matteo Cella, Sue Dopson, David Fowler, Kathy Greenwood, Sonia Johnson, Paul McCrone, Jesus Perez, Andrew Pickles, Clare Reeder, Diana Rose, Swaran Singh, Dominic Stringer, Matthew Taylor, Rumina Taylor, Rachel Upthegrove
BACKGROUND: Cognitive problems in people with schizophrenia predict poor functional recovery even with the best possible rehabilitation opportunities and optimal medication. A psychological treatment known as cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) aims to improve cognition in neuropsychiatric disorders, with the ultimate goal of improving functional recovery. Studies suggest that intervening early in the course of the disorder will have the most benefit, so this study will be based in early intervention services, which treat individuals in the first few years following the onset of the disorder...
March 15, 2018: Trials
Amy Harrison, Pamela Stavri, Lynn Ormond, Francine McEnemy, Dilan Akyol, Annum Qureshi, Hind Al-Khairulla
Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) is a low-intensity treatment adjunct for individuals with severe and complex anorexia nervosa (AN) with difficulties in globally oriented, flexible thinking. Previously trialled in adults, this study investigated whether individual and group CRT was a feasible, acceptable, and beneficial treatment for 125 adolescent inpatients with severe and complex AN. Seventy patients (mean age = 15.22, SD = 1.44) received 10 sessions of individual CRT, and 55 patients (mean age = 14...
March 15, 2018: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Serge Boveda, Rudolf Duehmke, Kumar Narayanan, Anthony W Chow, Olivier Piot, Didier Klug, Pascal Defaye, Daniel Gras, Jean-Claude Deharo, Paul Milliez, Antoine Da Costa, Pierre Mondoly, Jorge Gonzalez-Panizo, Christophe Leclercq, Patrick Heck, Munmohan Virdee, Nicolas Sadoul, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Eloi Marijon
OBJECTIVE: In patients indicated for cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), the choice between a CRT-pacemaker (CRT-P) versus defibrillator (CRT-D) remains controversial and indications in this setting have not been well delineated. Apart from inappropriate therapies, which are inherent to the presence of a defibrillator, whether adding defibrillator to CRT in the primary prevention setting impacts risk of other acute and late device-related complications has not been well studied and may bear relevance for device selection...
March 14, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Sandro Virgilio Porceddu, Mathias Bressel, Michael Geoffrey Poulsen, Adam Stoneley, Michael John Veness, Lizbeth Moira Kenny, Chris Wratten, June Corry, Stephen Cooper, Gerald Blaise Fogarty, Marnie Collins, Michael Kevin Collins, Andrew Martin John Macann, Christopher Gerard Milross, Michael Gordon Penniment, Howard Yu-Hao Liu, Madeleine Trudy King, Benedict James Panizza, Danny Rischin
Purpose To report the results of the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group randomized phase III trial designed to determine whether the addition of concurrent chemotherapy to postoperative radiotherapy (CRT) improved locoregional control in patients with high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Patients and Methods The primary objective was to determine whether there was a difference in freedom from locoregional relapse (FFLRR) between 60 or 66 Gy (6 to 6.5 weeks) with or without weekly carboplatin (area under the curve 2) after resection of gross disease...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Carina Carnlöf, Per Insulander, Mats Jensen-Urstad, Marie Iwarzon, Fredrik Gadler
OBJECTIVES: To explore sex differences regarding indication for atrio-ventricular junction ablation (AVJ), choice of pacing system, complications to pacemaker treatment, long-term outcome, and cause of death after AVJ ablation. DESIGN: 700 patients who had undergone AVJ ablation between January 1990 and December 2010 were included. Data were retrieved from the patients´ medical records and the Swedish Pacemaker and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Registry...
March 14, 2018: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
Yasufumi Koterazawa, Tetsu Nakamura, Taro Oshikiri, Shingo Kanaji, Shinwa Tanaka, Tsukasa Ishida, Kimihiro Yamashita, Takeru Matsuda, Yoshinori Morita, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kakeji
PURPOSE: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is widely used to treat esophageal cancer, but some patients require additional treatment due to the possibility of lymph node metastasis. The aim of this study was to elucidate the clinical outcomes of these additional treatments. METHODS: The study included 59 patients who developed superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after noncurative ESD treated between 2005 and 2016, of whom 28 underwent esophagectomy and 31 received chemoradiotherapy (CRT)...
March 12, 2018: Surgery Today
Lidija Poposka, Vladimir Boskov, Dejan Risteski, Jane Taleski, Filip Janusevski, Elizabeta Srbinovska, Ljubica Georgievska-Ismail
INTRODUCTION: Although strict selection criteria are used to select patients for cardiac resynchronisation therapy, up to 30% of patients do not have a positive clinical response. PATIENTS: A total of 102 consecutive patients who had biventricular pacemaker/defibrillator (CRT-P or CRT-D) implanted were enrolled in this prospective observational study. RESULTS: During the average follow-up period of 24.3 months 5 patients died and 17 (16.7%) patients were hospitalised with the symptoms of heart failure; 75 (73...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
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