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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932590/the-accuracy-of-measurements-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-sizes-referred-to-the-mohs-surgery-clinic
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Derek To, Jillian Macdonald
BACKGROUND: Tumour size is a crucial factor used to plan Mohs procedures. Larger tumours require more time and stages of excision, and they need to be triaged as a higher priority. Therefore, the accuracy in measurement of tumour size is critical. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if there is a significant difference in accuracy of tumour measurements in referrals between dermatologists and nondermatologists. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Performed a retrospective study of 180 referrals from dermatologists and 47 referrals from nondermatologists to The Ottawa Hospital Riverside Mohs Surgery Clinic...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923500/preoperative-telephone-consultation-does-not-decrease-patient-anxiety-before-mohs-micrographic-surgery
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Joseph F Sobanko, Diego Da Silva, Zelma C Chiesa Fuxench, Badri Modi, Thuzar M Shin, Jeremy R Etzkorn, Sara S Samimi, Karolyn A Wanat, Christopher J Miller
BACKGROUND: Many factors influence anxiety and satisfaction of patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the effect of a preoperative educational telephone call on anxiety and satisfaction for patients undergoing same-day office consultation and MMS. METHODS: Patients with skin cancer (N = 104) scheduled for same-day office consultation and MMS were randomly assigned to receive or not to receive an educational telephone call during the week before surgery...
December 3, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923403/determinants-for-patient-satisfaction-regarding-aesthetic-outcome-and-skin-sensitivity-after-breast-conserving-surgery
#3
Cecilia Dahlbäck, Jonas Manjer, Martin Rehn, Anita Ringberg
BACKGROUND: With the development of new surgical techniques in breast cancer, such as oncoplastic breast surgery, increased knowledge of risk factors for poor satisfaction with conventional breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is needed in order to determine which patients to offer these techniques to. The aim of this study was to investigate patient satisfaction regarding aesthetic result and skin sensitivity in relation to patient, tumour, and treatment factors, in a consecutive sample of patients undergoing conventional BCS...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919596/chimeric-anterolateral-thigh-free-flap-for-reconstruction-of-complex-cranio-orbito-facial-defects-after-skull-base-cancers-resection
#4
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/27916357/triclosan-sutures-for-surgical-site-infection-in-colorectal-cancer
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Kanefumi Yamashita, Shinsuke Takeno, Seiichiro Hoshino, Hironari Shiwaku, Naoya Aisu, Yoichiro Yoshida, Syu Tanimura, Yuichi Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Among all procedures, surgical site infections (SSIs) in colorectal surgery continue to have the highest rate, accounting for 5%-45%. To prevent the bacterial colonization of suture material, which disables local mechanisms of wound decontamination, triclosan-coated sutures were developed. We assessed the effectiveness of triclosan-coated sutures used for skin closure on the rate of SSIs in colorectal cancer surgery. METHODS: Until August 2012, we used conventional methods for skin closure in colorectal cancer surgery at the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Fukuoka University Faculty of Medicine...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913066/prophylactic-treatment-with-a-potent-corticosteroid-cream-ameliorates-radiodermatitis-independent-of-radiation-schedule-a-randomized-double-blinded-study
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Eva Ulff, Marianne Maroti, Jörgen Serup, Mats Nilsson, Ursula Falkmer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The study will test the hypothesis that preventive topical steroid treatment instituted from start of radiotherapy can ameliorate acute radiation dermatitis. Subgroups of increased risk of dermatitis are included. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A double blinded randomized trial in patients with breast cancer receiving adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) after surgery. In total, 202 patients were randomized to betamethasone-17-valerate cream or Essex® cream, a moisturizer...
November 29, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911904/dressing-wear-time-after-breast-reconstruction-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#7
Daniela Francescato Veiga, Carlos Américo Veiga Damasceno, Joel Veiga-Filho, Luiz Francisley Paiva, Fernando Elias Martins Fonseca, Isaías Vieira Cabral, Natália Lana Larcher Pinto, Yara Juliano, Lydia Masako Ferreira
BACKGROUND: The evidence to support dressing standards for breast surgery wounds is empiric and scarce. OBJECTIVE: This two-arm randomized clinical trial was designed to assess the effect of dressing wear time on surgical site infection (SSI) rates, skin colonization and patient perceptions. METHODS: A total of 200 breast cancer patients undergoing breast reconstruction were prospectively enrolled. Patients were randomly allocated to group I (dressing removed on the first postoperative day, n = 100) or group II (dressing removed on the sixth postoperative day, n = 100)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900023/synchronous-papillary-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-sarcomatoid-differentiation-a-case-report
#8
Mahizer Yaldiz, Nur Cihan Cosansu, Berna Solak, Zeynep Kahyaoglu, Mustafa Teoman Erdem
The incidence rate of multiple primary tumors is 37% in all types of cancer. A patient diagnosed with primary cancer is 1.29 times more likely to develop an additional primary cancer when compared with the general population. Furthermore, in patients diagnosed with primary cancer, the possibility of a secondary malignancy in the same or different organ is increased. Following the identification of a secondary tumor, the risk of relapse or metastasis must be considered. The present study reports the case of a 76-year-old man who was admitted to Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital (Sakarya, Turkey) with swelling of the head, which had been apparent for 15 days...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898991/nipple-and-areola-sparing-mastectomy-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer
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Bruna S Mota, Rachel Riera, Marcos Desidério Ricci, Jessica Barrett, Tiago B de Castria, Álvaro N Atallah, Jose Luiz B Bevilacqua
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy and areola-sparing mastectomy for the treatment of breast cancer are still questionable. It is estimated that the local recurrence rates following nipple-sparing mastectomy are very similar to breast-conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy and areola-sparing mastectomy for the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer in women...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893492/safety-of-local-intracutaneous-lidocaine-anesthesia-used-by-dermatologic-surgeons-for-skin-cancer-excision-and-postcancer-reconstruction-quantification-of-standard-injection-volumes-and-adverse-event-rates
#10
Murad Alam, Matthew R Schaeffer, Amelia Geisler, Emily Poon, Scott W Fosko, Divya Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Intracutaneous lidocaine is used for anesthesia in dermatologic surgery for skin cancer excision and repair with exceedingly low incidence of reported adverse events. OBJECTIVE: To measure (1) the quantity of lidocaine typically used for facial skin cancer excision and reconstruction; and (2) the frequency and character of associated adverse events. METHODS: Survey study of dermatologic surgeons with longitudinal reporting. Reported practice during 10 business days: (1) mean volume of 1% lidocaine per skin cancer excision; (2) maximum per excision; (3) mean per reconstruction; and (4) maximum per reconstruction...
December 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887899/association-of-preoperative-right-and-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-with-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-lung-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
#11
Norikatsu Mita, Masataka Kuroda, Sohtaro Miyoshi, Shigeru Saito
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the relationship between right and left ventricular (RV and LV) diastolic function and postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). The early effects of major lung surgery on cardiac function in the intraoperative period during lung surgery were evaluated, using transesophageal echocardiography. DESIGN: Single-center prospective observational study. SETTING: A public hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing elective lobectomy with lymph node dissection for lung cancer (n = 116)...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878115/supradiaphragmatic-inferior-vena-caval-thrombectomy-without-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-case-series-at-a-single-center
#12
Mohammad Soleimani, Reza Mohammadi, Navid Masoumi, Mohammad Reza Safarinejad
INTRODUCTION: Inferior vena cava tumor thrombectomy in renal cell carcinoma patients is a challenging procedure, frequently requiring the vascular bypass technique for high-level thrombi with additional complications. Adopting a technique such as intrapericardial control in selected cases will circumvent these problems. Here, we present the results of our intrapericardial control technique during supradiaphragmatic inferior vena caval tumor thrombectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: The records of six patients with supradiaphragmatic tumor thrombi, who underwent radical nephrectomy and thrombectomy at our center with intrapericardial control between the years 2008 and 2015, were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2016: Nephro-urology Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878063/retrospective-study-of-punch-scoring-versus-freehand-approach-for-first-stage-mohs-micrographic-surgery
#13
Nikoo Cheraghi, Abdulhadi Jfri, Robert Bacigalupi, Hooman Khorasani
Objective: The objective was to observe whether there is a difference in the number of subjects requiring more than one stage of Mohs micrographic surgery for small lesion nonmelanoma skin cancers using the punch scoring method versus freehand approach. Design: Retrospective review. Setting: Outpatient Mohs Clinic. Participants: Thirty patients with small lesion (<5mm) basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma who had Mohs micrographic surgery using either the punch scoring method (15) for scoring the first layer or the freehand method (15)...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878058/patient-factors-and-their-association-with-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-morbidity-and-the-performance-of-self-skin-exams-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Kyle T Amber, Romi Bloom, Mohammad-Ali Yazdani Abyaneh, Leyre A Falto-Aizpurua, Martha Viera, Martin N Zaiac, Keyvan Nouri, Shasa Hu
Objective: Mohs micrographic surgery is widely utilized for the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers with the advantage of tissue sparing and higher cure rate. The preoperative tumor size and post-Mohs micrographic surgery defect size are useful surrogate measures of nonmelanoma skin cancer morbidity. The authors sought to evaluate whether gender, Hispanic ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sun-safe practices and self-skin exams affected tumor size and Mohs micrographic surgery defect size. They also investigated factors associated with self-skin exams...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876303/rapid-visualization-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer
#15
Ethan Walker, Margaret Mann, Kord Honda, Allison Vidimos, Mark D Schluchter, Brian Straight, Matthew Bogyo, Daniel Popkin, James P Basilion
BACKGROUND: Mohs micrographic surgery examines all margins of the resected sample and has a 99% cure rate. However, many nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) are not readily amenable to Mohs micrographic surgery. This defines an unmet clinical need to assess the completeness of non-Mohs micrographic surgery resections during surgery to prevent re-excision/recurrence. OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the utility of quenched activity-based probe imaging to discriminate cancerous versus normal-appearing skin tissue...
November 19, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872528/evaluation-of-surgical-outcomes-of-oncoplasty-breast-surgery-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-and-comparison-with-conventional-breast-conservation-surgery
#16
Ashutosh Chauhan, Mala Mathur Sharma, Kishore Kumar
The purpose of this study was to compare early oncologic outcomes of oncoplastic breast surgery and conventional breast conservation surgery in patients of locally advanced breast cancer. A single-center, prospective, non-randomized study enrolled select cases of locally advanced breast cancer (TNM T3/T4, N0/1/2) who after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, were considered for breast conservation surgery with oncoplasty techniques. The specimen volume resected, the mean margins and mean closest margin obtained were noted...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867298/prophylactic-bilateral-nipple-sparing-mastectomy-and-a-staged-breast-reconstruction-technique-preliminary-results
#17
Thierry Tondu, Filip Thiessen, Wiebren A A Tjalma
More high-risk women with breast cancer are identified using genetic testing at a younger age. These young women often opt for prophylactic surgery. Most patients are reluctant for extra donor-site scars besides infections and necrosis. In order to reduce these risks, a two-stage breast reconstruction technique is used for high-risk women with large or ptotic breasts. We presume that this procedure will reduce the risk of skin envelope and nipple-areola complex (NAC) necrosis to less than 1%. In the first stage, an inferior pedicle reduction is performed to obtain large volume reduction with maximal safety for the NAC...
2016: Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866726/trends-in-mastectomy-and-reconstruction-for-breast-cancer-a-twelve-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center
#18
James M Chang, Heidi E Kosiorek, Amylou C Dueck, William J Casey, Alanna M Rebecca, Raman Mahabir, Samir H Patel, Sameer R Keole, William W Wong, Carlos E Vargas, Michele Y Halyard, Richard J Gray, Nabil Wasif, Chee-Chee H Stucky, Barbara A Pockaj
BACKGROUND: Many surgical options exist for breast cancer, including breast conserving therapy (BCT), mastectomy with reconstruction (MAST+RECON) or without reconstruction (MAST). Long-term results regarding oncologic outcomes are few and primarily retrospective studies. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of patients undergoing breast surgery for breast cancer from 2002 to 2014 was performed. Patients were separated into 3 time periods for analysis: 2002 to 2005, 2006 to 2009, and 2010 to 2014...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865372/phase-ii-study-of-panitumumab-and-paclitaxel-as-first-line-treatment-in-recurrent-or-metastatic-head-and-neck-cancer-ttcc-2009-03-vectitax-study
#19
Elvira Del Barco Morillo, Ricard Mesía, Juan Carlos Adansa Klain, Silvia Vázquez Fernández, Joaquina Martínez-Galán, Miguel Pastor Borgoñon, Cyntia González-Rivas, Javier Caballero Daroqui, Alfonso Berrocal, Javier Martínez-Trufero, Ruth Vera, Juan Jesús Cruz-Hernández
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the activity and safety profile of panitumumab in combination with paclitaxel in patients with recurrent or metastatic SCCHN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The VECTITAX phase II, open-label, multicenter study included patients with confirmed metastatic and/or recurrent SCCHN deemed to be untreatable by surgery or radiotherapy and ECOG PS=0-1. All patients received paclitaxel (80mg/m(2)/week) and panitumumab (6mg/kg/2weeks) until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity...
November 2016: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862230/penile-compression-clamps-a-model-of-the-internal-mechanical-state-of-penile-soft-tissues
#20
Ayelet Levy, Mandy Fader, Daniel Bader, Amit Gefen
AIMS: Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed male cancer and urinary incontinence represents a major consequence following surgery. Penile compression clamps (PCCs) which externally occlude the urethra may be used to manage the incontinence. Despite potential complication of PCCs, such as deformation-inflicted tissue damage, to date, there are no reported biomechanical criteria for design of PCCs, in terms of quantitative parameters for evaluating the safety-versus-efficacy of existing or future designs...
November 15, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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