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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816139/total-mesorectal-excision-versus-local-excision-after-favorable-response-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-in-early-clinical-t3-rectal-cancer-a-propensity-score-analysis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Young Seob Shin, Chang Sik Yu, Jin-Hong Park, Jin Cheon Kim, Seok-Byung Lim, In Ja Park, Tae Won Kim, Yong Sang Hong, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Sang Min Yoon, Ji Hyeon Joo, Jong Hoon Kim
PURPOSE: To compare oncological outcomes of total mesorectal excision (TME) and local excision (LE) in patients with "early" clinical T3 rectal cancer who received preoperative chemoradiotherapy (PCRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: "Early" clinical T3 rectal cancer was radiologically defined as tumors with extramural extension of <5 mm without mesorectal fascia involvement and lateral lymph node metastasis. Patients with "early" clinical T3 rectal cancer who received PCRT followed by TME or LE between January 2007 and December 2013 were retrospectively analyzed...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812098/-radiological-response-assessment-of-modern-immunotherapy-using-irecist
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REVIEW
T Persigehl, T D Poeppel, O Sedlaczek
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Modern immunotherapies in oncology show tumor response patterns differing from conventional chemotherapies including initial pseudo-progression. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST 1.1) represent the currently most used response criteria for conventional chemotherapy of solid tumors. However, atypical response patterns of immunotherapies are not correctly classified using RECIST 1.1 so that the effectiveness is also incorrectly interpreted...
August 15, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810883/treatment-of-localized-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-the-role-of-accurate-staging-and-preoperative-therapy
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REVIEW
Brian Badgwell, Prajnan Das, Jaffer Ajani
Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death worldwide, although it is not in the top 10 causes of cancer death in Northern America. Due to clear differences in incidence, screening, risk factors, tumor biology, and treatment between gastric cancers from Eastern and Western countries, our treatment is primarily guided by trials from Western countries. Patients undergo an extensive staging evaluation including high-quality CT imaging, endoscopic ultrasound, and diagnostic laparoscopy with peritoneal washings for cytology...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808733/-basic-principles-signaling-pathways-and-checkpoints
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REVIEW
M Preusser
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have shown significant antitumor activity and good tolerability in a number of cancer types and have entered the everyday oncological practice. This article briefly summarizes the mode of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors to provide a basis for the understanding of their clinical activity, radiological response patterns and adverse event profile.
August 14, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807361/challenges-to-treating-older-glioblastoma-patients-the-influence-of-clinical-and-tumour-characteristics-on-survival-outcomes
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C F Lorimer, C Hanna, F Saran, A Chalmers, J Brock
AIMS: There is now evidence to support giving single-agent chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hypofractionated concurrent chemoradiotherapy to older patients with glioblastoma (GBM). However, the clinical basis on which treatment decisions are made is under-researched and not standardised. This retrospective, multicentre study assessed whether pre-morbid characteristics or tumour imaging features could predict for overall survival in a cohort of older patients with GBM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients aged > 70 years, diagnosed with GBM at three neuro-oncology centres from 2010 to 2015 were retrospectively analysed...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795915/where-teachers-are-few-documenting-available-faculty-in-five-tanzanian-medical-schools
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Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
Background Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. Objective To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. Design We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
December 2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774835/current-and-emerging-biomarkers-in-tumors-of-the-central-nervous-system-possible-diagnostic-prognostic-and-therapeutic-applications
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REVIEW
Ishaq N Khan, Najeeb Ullah, Deema Hussein, Kulvinder S Saini
Recent investments in research associated with the discovery of specific tumor biomarkers important for efficient diagnosis and prognosis are beginning to bear fruit. Key biomarkers could potentially outweigh traditional radiological or pathological methods by enabling specificity of early detection, when coupled with tumor molecular profiling and clinical associations. Only few biomarkers are approved by regulatory authorities for Central Nervous System Tumors (CNSTs), despite the evaluation of a large number of CNST related markers during clinical trials...
July 31, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759828/what-s-new-on-primary-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-of-the-breast-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mario Faenza, Andrea Ronchi, Antonio Santoriello, Corrado Rubino, Gorizio Pieretti, Antonio Guastafierro, Giuseppe Andrea Ferraro, Giovanni Francesco Nicoletti
INTRODUCTION: According to literature, primary Hodgkin's lymphomas of the breast represent one of the rarer entity in the primary breast lymphoma (PBL) scenario. This is the reason why these tumors are insidious in mammary oncology. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: We report a case of HL primitive breast in an elderly patient in whom radiology suspected an advanced breast cancer with ipsilateral axillary involvement and in which the fine-needle aspiration came back not significant...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757465/mini-encyclopaedia-of-the-wound-healing-opportunities-for-integrating-multi-omic-approaches-into-medical-practice
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Lara Stolzenburg-Veeser, Olga Golubnitschaja
Wound healing is a highly complex life-important repair process triggered by plenty of local and/or systemic organ and tissue damaging events, such as an acute surgical invasion, accidental organ and tissue damages, acute and chronic diseases, aggressive local and systemic therapeutic approaches (e.g. irradiation and systemic chemotherapy). Individual health condition determines over the quality of wound healing. Impaired wound healing, in turn, may lead, for example, to post-surgical complications frequently observed in elderly, chronic ulcers in diabetic patients, hindered and ineffective pain management, etc...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741137/protection-of-the-proximal-articular-cartilage-during-percutaneous-thermal-ablation-of-acetabular-metastasis-using-temperature-monitoring
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Salem Bauones, Julien Garnon, Basavaraj Chari, Roberto L Cazzato, Georgia Tsoumakidou, Jean Caudrelier, Guillaume Koch, Afshin Gangi
OBJECTIVE: To review our initial experience in acetabular cartilage protection from thermal injury with temperature monitoring during percutaneous image-guided tumor thermal ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between June 2015 and December 2016, three consecutive oncologic patients (mean age 58 years; range 48-67 years) with acetabular bone metastasis underwent percutaneous image-guided thermal ablation procedures along with hip joint cartilage thermal monitoring...
July 24, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739093/individual-surgeon-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-leak-after-double-stapled-colorectal-anastomosis-an-institutional-analysis-of-800-patients
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Eduardo García-Granero, Francisco Navarro, Carlos Cerdán Santacruz, Matteo Frasson, Alvaro García-Granero, Franco Marinello, Blas Flor-Lorente, Alejandro Espí
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess whether the individual surgeon is an independent risk factor for anastomotic leak in double-stapled colorectal anastomosis after left colon and rectal cancer resection. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database consists of a consecutive series of 800 patients who underwent an elective left colon and rectal resection with a colorectal, double-stapled anastomosis between 1993 and 2009 in a specialized colorectal unit of a tertiary hospital with 7 participating surgeons...
July 21, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737620/sarcoidosis-following-anti-pd-1-and-anti-ctla-4-therapy-for-metastatic-melanoma
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Swathi B Reddy, Jennifer D Possick, Harriet M Kluger, Anjela Galan, Dale Han
Immune checkpoint inhibitors represent the newest treatment for stage IV melanoma. These agents are generally well tolerated, however severe immune-related adverse effects have been noted in a small, but clinically significant percentage of patients. Specifically, sarcoidosis is a known potential complication following anti-CTLA-4 therapy. We present 2 cases of pulmonary and cutaneous sarcoidosis developing in patients with stage IV melanoma. Both patients were treated with ipilimumab and anti-PD-1 therapy, and both experienced good oncologic responses to treatment; neither had evidence of preexisting sarcoidosis...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734752/long-term-effect-of-oncoplastic-breast-conserving-surgery-using-latissimus-dorsi-miniflaps-on-mammographic-surveillance-and-the-detection-of-local-recurrence
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S Mele, D Wright, N Paramanathan, S Laws, L Peiris, R Rainsbury
INTRODUCTION: Latissimus dorsi miniflap is a breast-conserving volume replacement technique for the reconstruction of large breast defects. While mammographic features of miniflap reconstruction have been described, little is known about the incidence, mode of presentation and size of local recurrence after this procedure. This study aimed to investigate the impact of latissimus dorsi miniflap reconstruction on the frequency, presentation and detection of local recurrence. METHODS: Clinical, radiological and pathological data were reviewed in 261 patients...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733704/-adverse-effects-of-immunotherapy-clinical-aspects-radiological-and-nuclear-medicine-results
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REVIEW
G Widmann, V A Nguyen, J Plaickner, W Jaschke
BACKGROUND: The increasing use of immunotherapy in oncology increases the need for radiologic evaluation of frequent and severe immune-related adverse events. OBJECTIVE: Determination of the incidence and manifestation of radiologic and nuclear medicine findings of immune-related adverse events. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Literature review of clinical and imaging findings of immune-related adverse events induced by the immune checkpoint inhibitors ipilimumab, nivolumab and pembrolizumab...
July 21, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728962/oncologic-safety-of-nipple-sparing-mastectomy-in-women-with-breast-cancer
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Barbara L Smith, Rong Tang, Upahvan Rai, Jennifer K Plichta, Amy S Colwell, Michele A Gadd, Michelle C Specht, William G Austen, Suzanne B Coopey
BACKGROUND: Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) has gained popularity for breast cancer treatment and prevention. There are limited data about long-term oncologic safety of this procedure. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed oncologic outcomes of consecutive therapeutic NSM at a single institution. Nipple-sparing mastectomy was offered to patients with no radiologic or clinical evidence of nipple involvement. RESULTS: There were 2,182 NSM performed from 2007 to 2016...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723287/advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-role-of-the-radiologist-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Atul B Shinagare, Katherine M Krajewski, Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, Nikhil H Ramaiya
For the past decade, advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been at the forefront of oncologic innovation. Our rapidly evolving understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of RCC has revolutionized the management of advanced RCC; 10 novel molecular targeted agents and immune checkpoint inhibitor have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of advanced RCC in a little over a decade. Amid this progress, imaging has assumed a central role in metastatic surveillance and follow-up of advanced RCC...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719897/clinical-manifestations-and-prognostic-factors-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-without-hiv
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Nobuhiro Asai, Shinji Motojima, Yoshihiro Ohkuni, Ryo Matsunuma, Takuya Iwasaki, Kei Nakashima, Keiji Sogawa, Tamao Nakashita, Norihiro Kaneko
INTRODUCTION: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) can occur in HIV patients but also in those without HIV (non-HIV PCP) but with other causes of immunodeficiency including malignancy or rheumatic diseases. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: To evaluate the clinical presentation and prognostic factors of non-HIV PCP, we retrospectively reviewed all patients diagnosed as having PCP without HIV at Kameda Medical Center, Chiba, Japan, from January 2005 until June 2012. For the purpose of examining a prognostic factor for non-HIV PCP with 30-day mortality, we compared the characteristics of patients, clinical symptoms, radiological images, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status (PS), and the time from the onset of respiratory symptoms to the start of therapy, in both survival and fatality groups...
July 19, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717742/simplified-graded-baseline-symptom-assessment-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-undergoing-first-line-chemotherapy-correlations-and-prognostic-role-in-a-resource-constrained-setting
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Potsangbam Sarat Singh, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Rakesh Kapoor, Navneet Singh
PURPOSE: There are limited data from developing countries on graded baseline symptom (BS) assessment in lung cancer. This prospective study aimed to assess the prognostic role of BS and correlation of BS with comorbidity, demographic, and investigation profiles in a cohort of 238 patients with lung cancer undergoing first-line chemotherapy over a 15-month period. METHODS: The Medical Research Council (MRC) scale was used to assess dyspnea, whereas the visual analog scale (VAS; score of 1 to 10) was used to assess anorexia, fatigue, chest pain, and cough...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709782/contextualizing-oncologic-imaging-utilization-through-end-of-life-spending%C3%A2-patterns
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Timothy P Copeland, John M Hillman, Benjamin L Franc
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of spending patterns during the final year of life on high-cost imaging utilization in the final 3 months of life. METHODS: An academic comprehensive cancer center's radiology, cancer registry, and claims records were matched to identify decedents with dates of death from April 2013 through June 2014. Spending patterns in the final year of life were identified using group-based trajectory modeling. Descriptive analysis of CT, MRI, and PET utilization across trajectories was conducted...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693933/-partially-matched-us-senior-diagnostic-radiology-applicants-scope-of-the-problem-and-implications-for-applicants-residency-training-programs-and-the-academic-diagnostic-radiology-community
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Keith D Herr, Sravanthi Reddy, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Mark E Mullins, Christopher Straus
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Anecdotal reports have recently surfaced of an increase in the number of US senior diagnostic radiology (DR)-bound residency applicants who did not secure a preliminary year position through the Main Resident Match (the Match) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), so-called "partial matches." This study sought to determine the scope of this phenomenon and address potential causes and solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Publicly available and proprietary data from the National Resident Matching Program were analyzed from 2005-2016 to determine the number of partially matched US senior applicants, selectivity of DR residency training, availability of preliminary year positions, number of unique preliminary year applicants, distribution of preliminary year matches by successfully matched applicants in relevant specialties (DR, anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and radiation oncology), and percentage of categorical training programs participating in the Match...
June 5, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
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