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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631369/inoperable-infiltrative-basal-cell-carcinoma-successfully-treated-with-vismodegib
#1
Omid Zargari, Seyyede Zeinab Azimi, Siamak Geranmayeh
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer but usually has a good prognosis. However, there is a subset of BCC cases with a less favorable prognosis. For patients with locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic BCCs who are not suitable for surgery or radiotherapy, small-molecule drug inhibitors of hedgehog pathway are a new therapeutic opportunity. Here, we present a case of infiltrative BCC with multiple recurrences. Wide excision with reconstructive plastic surgery was performed initially with adjuvant radiotherapy...
June 19, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628682/radiation-therapy-in-dermatology-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
#2
Nikoo Cheraghi, Armand Cognetta, David Goldberg
<p>Background: Dermatologists were historically well versed in the use of radiation therapy for the management of non-melanoma skin cancers and various inflammatory dermatologic conditions. With the advent of Mohs micrographic surgery and therapeutic discoveries for treating inflammatory dermatoses, radiotherapy assumed loss of a role in the clinical repertoire of the dermatologist. In recent years, its importance has again been realized for the management of non-melanoma skin cancers not amenable to surgical treatment or as adjuvant or palliative therapy...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621182/-non-intubated-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-lobectomy-as-a-new-procedure-in-our-department
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József Furák, Zsolt Szabó, Theodor Horváth, Tibor Géczi, Balázs Pécsy, Tibor Németh, Aurél Ottlakán, Zsolt Molnár, György Lázár
AIM: Due to the emerging experience in VATS (video assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomies, in some centers the so called "non-intubated" VATS lobectomies (NITS - non-intubated thoracic surgery) gained increased authority, during which endotracheal intubation and muscle relaxation of the patient is not carried out, thus surgery is being performed with the patient breathing spontaneously. The recent study deals with our initial experience gained during uniportal NITS VATS lobectomies. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between 24...
June 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619614/rapid-ex-vivo-examination-of-mohs-specimens-using-optical-coherence-tomography
#4
D Rashed, D Shah, A Freeman, R J Cook, C Hopper, C M Perrett
BACKGROUND: Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is an effective treatment for certain non-melanoma skin cancers. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a biomedical imaging modality that permits high-resolution imaging of the epidermis and dermis with the potential to detect both healthy tissue and tumour. OCT may also provide a means of detecting and differentiating between the various histological subtypes of basal cell carcinomas (BCC) in vivo. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective ex vivo study was to evaluate the efficacy of OCT in recognising healthy and pathological margins of excised BCC lesions and detecting different BCC subtypes...
June 12, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619019/life-after-prostate-cancer-treatment-a-mixed-methods-study-of-the-experiences-of-men-with-sexual-dysfunction-and-their-partners
#5
Jeffrey A Albaugh, Nat Sufrin, Brittany R Lapin, Jacqueline Petkewicz, Sandi Tenfelde
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men and sexual dysfunction is the most frequently reported long-term side effect of prostate cancer surgery or radiation. The aim of this study was to examine the experiences of men with sexual dysfunction and their partners following prostate cancer treatment. METHODS: Men with sexual dysfunction from either surgical removal or radiation therapy 1-5 years after treatment were interviewed, as well as their partners...
June 15, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615812/optimising-aesthetic-outcome-after-nipple-areola-complex-sparing-mastectomy-and-immediate-one-stage-prosthetic-reconstruction-a-simple-surgical-trick-to-fix-nipple-areola-complex-position
#6
Luca Maione, Andrea Lisa, Federico Barbera, Mattia Siliprandi, Valeriano Vinci, Francesco Klinger, Marco Klinger
BACKGROUND: Nipple-areola complex (NAC) sparing mastectomy (NSM) is mostly indicated in patients with small-/medium-sized and non-ptotic breasts, while skin-reducing mastectomy is used in patients with medium or large breasts with severe ptosis. NAC location on the reconstructed breast is one of the major factors in determining the final aesthetic result and patients' satisfaction. An optimum result obtained at the end of surgical procedure may be altered and compromised by skin redistribution and consequently NAC depositioning during the post-operative period in patients with medium-sized breasts and a moderate degree of ptosis...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608120/cosmetic-outcome-and-chronic-breast-toxicity-after-intraoperative-radiation-therapy-iort-as-a-single-modality-or-as-a-boost-using-the-intrabeam-%C3%A2-device-a-prospective-study
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Stéphane Key, Petra Miglierini, Pierre-François Dupré, Sandrine Guilbert, Anne-Sophie Lucia, Ronan Abgral, Virginie Conan-Charlet, Arnaud Uguen, Olivier Pradier, Ulrike Schick
PURPOSE: We aim to report our results in terms of chronic toxicities and cosmetic outcomes after intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) using kV X-rays in women treated for early breast cancer at our institution. METHODS: Patients with early breast carcinoma were recruited between April 2011 and November 2014. After breast-conserving surgery, patients were treated with IORT using the Intrabeam(®) device. IORT was completed by whole-breast radiotherapy (WBRT) at a dose of 46-50...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605380/establishment-of-a-clinic-based-biorepository
#8
Sarah E Belden, Chandana K Uppalapati, Agnes S Pascual, McKale R Montgomery, Kathryn J Leyva, Elizabeth E Hull, Richard L Averitte
The incidence of skin cancer (e.g., squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma) has been increasing over the past several years. It is expected that there will be a parallel demand for cutaneous tumor samples for biomedical research studies. Tissue availability, however, is limited due the cost of establishing a biorepository and the lack of protocols available for obtaining clinical samples that do not interfere with clinical operations. A protocol was established to collect and process cutaneous tumor and associated blood and saliva samples that has minimal impact on routine clinical procedures on the date of a Mohs surgery...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604229/review-the-re-emergence-of-brachytherapy-as-treatment-for-non-melanoma-skin-cancer
#9
Koji Ota, Tony Adar, Laura Dover, Amor Khachemoune
Electronic Brachytherapy (EBT) has seen a significant rise in use over the past few years in treating non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). However, the current literature in EBT remains scarce. Existing data on high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) with surface applicators is often used to justify its efficacy and safety. In this review we study the two treatment modalities on their efficacy in treating NMSC and we explore the reasons behind the recent uprise in EBT. A literature review using PubMed was performed for articles published until January 2017 studying efficacy of HDR-BT and EBT for treating NMSC...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598978/an-evaluation-tool-for-myofascial-adhesions-in-patients-after-breast-cancer-map-bc-evaluation-tool-development-and-interrater-reliability
#10
An De Groef, Marijke Van Kampen, Nele Vervloesem, Sophie De Geyter, Evi Dieltjens, Marie-Rose Christiaens, Patrick Neven, Inge Geraerts, Nele Devoogdt
PURPOSE: To develop a tool to evaluate myofascial adhesions objectively in patients with breast cancer and to investigate its interrater reliability. METHODS: 1) Development of the evaluation tool. Literature was searched, experts in the field of myofascial therapy were consulted and pilot testing was performed. 2) Thirty patients (63% had a mastectomy, 37% breast-conserving surgery and 97% radiotherapy) with myofascial adhesions were evaluated using the developed tool by 2 independent raters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597996/sensitization-of-melanoma-cells-to-temozolomide-by-overexpression-of-microrna-203-through-direct-targeting-of-glutaminase-mediated-glutamine-metabolism
#11
X Chang, W Zhu, H Zhang, S Lian
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma (MM) is an aggressive malignancy, which accounts for 80% of skin cancer-related deaths and is notably resistant to conventional chemotherapeutic agents. One of the most common treatments for melanoma is surgery, followed by various combinations of chemotherapy drugs. AIM: To investigate the role of microRNA (miR)-203 in sensitivity of MM cells to the chemotherapy drug temozolomide (TMZ). METHODS: Using quantitative reverse transcription PCR, we measured the expression of miR-203 in an MM cell line...
June 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593488/optimizing-patient-selection-for-direct-to-implant-immediate-breast-reconstruction-using-wise-pattern-skin-reducing-mastectomy-in-large-and-ptotic-breasts
#12
Amir Inbal, Eyal Gur, Benjamin T Lemelman, Daphna Barsuk, Tehilla Menes, David Leshem, Yoav Barnea
BACKGROUND: Immediate breast reconstruction in large and ptotic breasts is challenging, often requiring skin-reducing procedures. The Wise-pattern skin-reducing mastectomy (WPSRM) technique provides reliable one-stage implant coverage using the pectoralis muscle and a de-epithelialized inferiorly based dermal flap. However, de-vascularization may result in mastectomy skin flap necrosis. We aimed to critically evaluate and isolate patients at high risk of complications using this procedure...
June 7, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573101/using-a-thermal-imaging-camera-to-locate-perforators-on-the-lower-limb
#13
Sharad P Paul
Reconstruction of the lower limb presents a complex problem after skin cancer surgery, as proximity of skin and bone present vascular and technical challenges. Studies on vascular anatomy have confirmed that the vascular plane on the lower limb lies deep to the deep fascia. Yet, many flaps are routinely raised superficial to this plane and therefore flap failure rates in the lower limb are high. Fascio-cutaneous flaps based on perforators offer a better cosmetic alternative to skin grafts. In this paper, we detail use of a thermal imaging camera to identify perforator 'compartments' that can help in designing such flaps...
May 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558811/focal-necrosis-mimicking-breast-cancer-following-coronary-bypass-grafting
#14
Oldřich Coufal, Tomáš Ostřížek, Petr Krsička, Eva Lžičařová, Rudolf Nenutil, Monika Procházková, Beatrix Bencsiková, Peter Grell, Roman Šefr
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer can be diagnosed easily in most cases. However, occasionally, we are faced with some conditions that can mimic it. These may include inflammations, benign tumors, cysts, hematomas, or, more rarely, focal necrosis. CASE PRESENTATION: This report presents a case of focal breast necrosis following myocardial revascularization with the left internal mammary artery, which is a very rare condition, with only few cases described in the literature...
May 30, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555065/a-novel-micro-cold-atmospheric-plasma-device-for-glioblastoma-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#15
Zhitong Chen, Hayk Simonyan, Xiaoqian Cheng, Eda Gjika, Li Lin, Jerome Canady, Jonathan H Sherman, Colin Young, Michael Keidar
Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) treatment is a rapidly expanding and emerging technology for cancer treatment. Direct CAP jet irradiation is limited to the skin and it can also be invoked as a supplement therapy during surgery as it only causes cell death in the upper three to five cell layers. However, the current cannulas from which the plasma emanates are too large for intracranial applications. To enhance efficiency and expand the applicability of the CAP method for brain tumors and reduce the gas flow rate and size of the plasma jet, a novel micro-sized CAP device (µCAP) was developed and employed to target glioblastoma tumors in the murine brain...
May 30, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543587/optical-mapping-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancers-a-pilot-clinical-study
#16
Anna N Yaroslavsky, Xin Feng, Victor A Neel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common human cancer. Because these tumors often affect the face, there is a strong need for both accurate removal of these neoplasms to prevent recurrence and maximal tissue preservation to prevent cosmetic or functional deformity. Polarization-enhanced reflectance and fluorescence imaging (PERFI) is a new bedside method that uses fluorescent chromophores to image NMSC. While the feasibility of the technique has been successfully demonstrated in ex vivo studies, this is the first pilot study to extend the use of PERFI to in vivo intraoperative imaging of NMSC...
May 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538028/unnecessary-cost-of-post-mohs-permanent-pathology
#17
Kelly M MacArthur, Nikki Tang, George J Hruza, Timothy S Wang, Robert G Egbers
BACKGROUND: By providing tumor-free margins, Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) results in high cure rates in the treatment of nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs). However, when closure of the post-MMS defect is coordinated with reconstructive surgery, redundant tissue is sometimes submitted for permanent section evaluation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to investigate the frequency and effect of this practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (12 years and older) with NMSCs cleared by MMS with coordinated closures from 2014 to 2016 were identified...
May 22, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537859/combined-closures-in-reconstructive-surgery
#18
Nita Kohli, Kathleen Kwedar, Nicholas Golda
It is common for dermatology surgery patients to present on the day of surgery with more than one skin cancer needing Mohs micrographic surgery. When these carcinomas are located near one another, it may be more practical to treat both at the same time as the reconstruction for one defect may involve or otherwise affect the treatment or reconstruction for the other carcinoma. Treating both cancers on the same day creates an opportunity for efficient repairs where a creative single reconstruction may minimize the amount of tissue wasted during reconstruction,and minimize morbidity for the patient...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533807/malignant-soft-tissue-sarcoma-of-the-shoulder-treated-by-surface-mould-brachytherapy-boost-in-an-adjuvant-setting
#19
Ashutosh Mukherji, Mourougan Sinnatamby
PURPOSE: Soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities account for half of all soft tissue sarcomas. Radiotherapy and surgery have been the standard modalities in the treatment of this type of cancer. Brachytherapy can be used as the sole therapy, if the target volume is localized and easily accessible. This work reports three cases of shoulder soft tissue sarcomas with positive deep resected margins, treated with a combination of external beam radiotherapy and surface mould brachytherapy boost technique...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494483/the-cost-of-major-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery
#20
Rahul Jayakar, Jenny Choi, Craig MacKinnon, Swee Tan
AIM: This study quantified the cost of major head and neck cancer (HNC) surgery. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing major HNC surgery between July 2007 and June 2012 were identified from our head and neck database. Patient demographics, tumour type, site, stage and types of resection and reconstruction, length of stay and surgical complications occurring within six months of initial surgery were retrospectively analysed. The actual cost of initial surgical treatment and hospital income were calculated...
May 12, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
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