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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464663/incidence-and-survival-of-gliomatosis-cerebri-a-population-based-cancer-registration-study
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Marios K Georgakis, Dimitrios Spinos, Apostolos Pourtsidis, Amanda Psyrri, Ioannis G Panourias, Spyridon Sgouros, Eleni Th Petridou
Gliomatosis cerebri (GC) comprises a rare widespread infiltrating growth pattern of diffuse gliomas. We explored the incidence patterns and survival rates of GC in a population-based registration sample from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End, Results database (1973-2012). GC cases (n = 176) were identified based on their International Classification of Diseases in Oncology (ICD-O-3) morphology code (9381). We calculated age-adjusted incidence rates (AIR) and evaluated temporal trends. Survival was assessed with Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox regression models...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463614/consensus-guidelines-on-the-optimal-management-in-interventional-eus-procedures-results-from-the-asian-eus-group-rand-ucla-expert-panel
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Anthony Y B Teoh, Vinay Dhir, Mitsuhiro Kida, Ichiro Yasuda, Zhen Dong Jin, Dong Wan Seo, Majid Almadi, Tiing Leong Ang, Kazuo Hara, Ida Hilmi, Takao Itoi, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Koji Matsuda, Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Rajesh Puri, Raymond S Tang, Hsiu-Po Wang, Ai Ming Yang, Robert Hawes, Shyam Varadarajulu, Kenjiro Yasuda, Lawrence Khek Yu Ho
OBJECTIVES: Interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) procedures are gaining popularity and the most commonly performed procedures include EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst, EUS-guided biliary drainage, EUS-guided pancreatic duct drainage and EUS-guided celiac plexus ablation. The aim of this paper is to formulate a set of practice guidelines addressing various aspects of the above procedures. METHODS: Formulation of the guidelines was based on the best scientific evidence available...
February 20, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463229/metastatic-cardiac-tumors-from-clinical-presentation-through-diagnosis-to-treatment
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Ivana Burazor, Sarit Aviel-Ronen, Massimo Imazio, Orly Goitein, Marina Perelman, Natalia Shelestovich, Ninoslav Radovanovic, Vladimir Kanjuh, Iris Barshack, Yehuda Adler
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the prevalence of metastatic tumors involving the myocardium and study their presentation in order to increase awareness to their existence. METHODS: Pathological reports from Sheba Medical Center (Israel, January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015) and medical records from The Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases of Vojvodina, Sremska Kamenica (Serbia, 23 years period) were screened for cases of metastatic cardiac tumors. Medical, radiological and pathological data of identified cases was retrieved and reviewed...
February 20, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461852/variation-in-markups-on-outpatient-oncology-services-in-the-united-states
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Angela Park, Tim Xu, Michael Poku, James Taylor, Martin A Makary
OBJECTIVES: Price markups are a major cause of healthcare inflation and financial harm to patients, especially those who are self-paying or covered by commercial insurance. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of publicly-available information on Medicare physician payments, representing 100% of Part B services provided to fee-for-service beneficiaries during calendar year 2014. METHODS: Outcomes were markup ratios for oncology services, defined as the ratio of submitted charges to the amount reimbursed by Medicare...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459844/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-positron-emission-tomography-and-radiogenomics-relevance-to-glioma
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REVIEW
Gloria C Chiang, Ilhami Kovanlikaya, Changho Choi, Rohan Ramakrishna, Rajiv Magge, Dikoma C Shungu
Advances in metabolic imaging techniques have allowed for more precise characterization of gliomas, particularly as it relates to tumor recurrence or pseudoprogression. Furthermore, the emerging field of radiogenomics where radiographic features are systemically correlated with molecular markers has the potential to achieve the holy grail of neuro-oncologic neuro-radiology, namely molecular diagnosis without requiring tissue specimens. In this section, we will review the utility of metabolic imaging and discuss the current state of the art related to the radiogenomics of glioblastoma...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444120/computer-tomography-based-body-surface-area-evaluation-for-drug-dosage-quantitative-radiology-versus-anthropomorphic-evaluation
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Antoine Iannessi, Hubert Beaumont, Christophe Hebert, Claire Dittlot, Marie Noëlle Falewee
OBJECTIVE: The measure of body surface area (BSA) is a standard for planning optimal dosing in oncology. This index is derived from a model having questionable performances. In this study, we proposed measurement of BSA from whole body CT images (iBSA). We tested the reliability of iBSA assessments and simulated the impact of our approach on patient chemotherapy dosage planning. METHODS: We first evaluated accuracy and precision of iBSA in measuring 14 phantom and 11 CT test-retest images...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440478/career-specialty-choices-of-uk-medical-graduates-of-2015-compared-with-earlier-cohorts-questionnaire-surveys
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Trevor William Lambert, Fay Smith, Michael J Goldacre
OBJECTIVE: To report the career specialty choices of UK medical graduates of 2015 one year after graduation and to compare these with the choices made at the same postgraduate stage by previous cohorts. DESIGN: National survey using online and postal questionnaires. SETTING: UK. PARTICIPANTS: UK-trained medical graduates. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Grouped and individual specialty choices. RESULTS: The response rate was 41...
February 12, 2018: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433744/chemotherapy-induced-response-of-liver-hemangiomas-in-a-patient-with-a-germ-cell-tumor-a-case-report
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N Arévalo, R Méndez, A Manzano
Liver hemangiomas are the most common benign primary tumors of the liver. Due to their high prevalence, incidental finding of hemangiomas during radiological workup of oncologic patients is not uncommon. We present the case of a patient diagnosed of an ovarian immature teratoma and hepatic lesions with typical radiological appearance of hemangiomas that decreased in size during adjuvant chemotherapy with BEP regimen (cisplatin, etoposide and bleomycin). Chemotherapy-induced shrinkage of hepatic hemangiomas can mimic the response of liver metastases to chemotherapy and may induce erroneous interpretations...
February 9, 2018: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433556/treatment-of-glioblastoma-with-herbal-medicines
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Ivo Trogrlić, Dragan Trogrlić, Darko Trogrlić, Amina Kadrić Trogrlić
BACKGROUND: In the latest years, a lot of research studies regarding the usage of active agents from plants in the treatment of tumors have been published, but there is no data about successful usage of herbal remedies in the treatment of glioblastoma in humans. METHODS: The phytotherapy involved five types of herbal medicine which the subjects took in the form of tea, each type once a day at regular intervals. Three patients took herbal medicine along with standard oncological treatment, while two patients applied for phytotherapy after completing medical treatment...
February 13, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433183/quality-of-life-after-craniovertebral-junction-meningioma-resection-shaping-the-real-neurologic-and-functional-expectancies-about-these-surgeries-in-a-contemporary-large-multicenter-experience
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Antonino Raco, Alessandro Pesce, Giada Toccaceli, Alessandro Frati, Demo Eugenio Dugoni, Roberto Delfini
OBJECTIVE: Craniovertebral junction (CVJ) meningiomas are one of the most surgically complex conditions in neuro-oncologic surgery. The aim of this work is to correlate our data with clinical outcome to outline factors leading to a worse functional prognosis. METHODS: We analyzed sex, age, clinical presentation, topography, surgical approach, Simpson grade resection, postoperative lower cranial nerve deficits, consistency, histology, site of origin, presence of a capsule, and radiologic and clinical follow-up at 1, 6, and 12 months of 61 patients affected by CVJ meningiomas, operated on in our institution from 1992 to 2014...
February 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430891/flexible-robotics-in-pelvic-disease-what-pathologies-does-the-catheter-increase-applicability-of-embolic-therapy
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Maria A Rueda, Celia Riga, Mohamad S Hamady
Interventional Radiology procedures, equipment and techniques as well as image guidance have developed dramatically over the last few decades. The evidence for minimally invasive interventions in vascular and oncology fields is rapidly growing and several procedures are considered the first line management. However, radiation exposure, image guidance and innovative solutions to known anatomical challenges are still lagging behind. Robotic technology and its role in surgery have been developing at a steady speed...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430426/outcomes-of-pulmonary-resection-and-mediastinal-node-dissection-by-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-for-stage-iiia-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yeong Jeong Jeon, Yong Soo Choi, Kyung Jong Lee, Se Hoon Lee, Hongryull Pyo, Joon Young Choi
Background: We evaluated the feasibility and outcomes of pulmonary resection and mediastinal node dissection (MND) by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) following neoadjuvant therapy for stage IIIA N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: From November 2009 to December 2013, a total of 35 consecutive patients with pathologically or radiologically confirmed stage IIIA N2 lung cancer underwent pulmonary resection and MND, performed by a single surgeon, following neoadjuvant chemoradiation...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427028/2017-pretext-radiologic-staging-system-for-primary-hepatic-malignancies-of-childhood-revised-for-the-paediatric-hepatic-international-tumour-trial-phitt
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REVIEW
Alexander J Towbin, Rebecka L Meyers, Helen Woodley, Osamu Miyazaki, Christopher B Weldon, Bruce Morland, Eiso Hiyama, Piotr Czauderna, Derek J Roebuck, Greg M Tiao
Imaging is crucial in the assessment of children with a primary hepatic malignancy. Since its inception in 1992, the PRETEXT (PRE-Treatment EXTent of tumor) system has become the primary method of risk stratification for hepatoblastoma and pediatric hepatocellular carcinoma in numerous cooperative group trials across the world. The PRETEXT system is made of two components: the PRETEXT group and the annotation factors. The PRETEXT group describes the extent of tumor within the liver while the annotation factors help to describe associated features such as vascular involvement (either portal vein or hepatic vein/inferior vena cava), extrahepatic disease, multifocality, tumor rupture and metastatic disease (to both the lungs and lymph nodes)...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29418009/multidisciplinary-approach-in-a-case-of-hand-sch%C3%A3-ller-christian-disease-with-maxillary-involvement
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Angela Pia Cazzolla, Nunzio Francesco Testa, Gianfranco Favia, Maria Grazia Lacaita, Domenico Ciavarella, Khrystyna Zhurakivska, Giuseppe Troiano, Lorenzo Lo Muzio
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a childhood pathology with a peak of incidence ranging from 1 to 4 years of age, though diagnosis is often made in adult age. LCH is clinically classified into three types: eosinophilic granuloma, Hand-Schuller-Christian disease and Abt-Letterer-Siwe disease. We report a case of Hand-Schüller-Christian disease with diabetes insipidus, skull and maxillary involvement in a 16-year-old boy referred to our observation for gradual increase in mobility of the teeth and subsequent gradual loss of the second premolars and the first molars of the upper jaw...
February 8, 2018: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413689/germline-bap1-positive-patients-the-dilemmas-of-cancer-surveillance-and-a-proposed-interdisciplinary-consensus-monitoring-strategy
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Phoebe Star, Annabel Goodwin, Rony Kapoor, R Max Conway, Georgina V Long, Richard A Scolyer, Pascale Guitera
The germline BAP1 (BRCA1-associated protein-1) mutation and associated cancer pre-disposition syndrome was first described in 2011. Since then, physicians have considered this diagnosis for patients with a characteristic personal or family history of BAP1-associated tumours (mainly uveal and cutaneous melanoma, pleural/peritoneal mesothelioma, renal cell carcinoma and BAP1-deficient melanocytic lesions). However, a positive germline BAP1 mutation detection creates significant uncertainty in terms of appropriate cancer surveillance...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404295/primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-in-immunocompetent-patients-a-regional-cancer-center-experience
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A H Rudresha, Tamojit Chaudhuri, Kuntegowdanahalli C Lakshmaiah, Govind Babu, K N Lokesh, L K Rajeev
Background: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare form of aggressive extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which occurs in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. It has an overall poor prognosis in spite of a multimodality treatment approach including chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This study attempts to further delineate the clinicopathological, immunohistochemical, and radiological profile of PCNSL at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Karnataka, India...
October 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399278/current-state-and-clinical-outcome-in-turkish-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Omer Ekinci, Bulent Baran, Asli Cifcibasi Ormeci, Ozlem Mutluay Soyer, Suut Gokturk, Sami Evirgen, Arzu Poyanli, Mine Gulluoglu, Filiz Akyuz, Cetin Karaca, Kadir Demir, Fatih Besisik, Sabahattin Kaymakoglu
AIM: To investigate clinical, etiological, and prognostic features in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS: Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who were followed-up from 2001 to 2011 were included in the study. The diagnosis was established by histopathological and/or radiological criteria. We retrospectively reviewed clinical and laboratory data, etiology of primary liver disease, imaging characteristics and treatments. Child-Pugh and Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage was determined at initial diagnosis...
January 27, 2018: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398439/radiologist-engagement-as-a-potential-barrier-to-the-clinical-translation-of-quantitative-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-tumor-heterogeneity
#18
Kenneth Alan Miles, Julia Squires, Michelle Murphy
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify potential barriers to the clinical implementation of quantitative imaging for the assessment of tumor heterogeneity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An 18-month prospective observational study was undertaken in which the clinical implementation of computed tomography texture analysis (CTTA) as a technique for quantifying tumor heterogeneity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer was assessed using the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework...
February 2, 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396792/role-of-interventional-radiology-in-managing-pediatric-liver-tumors-part-2-percutaneous-interventions
#19
REVIEW
C Matthew Hawkins, Alexander J Towbin, Derek J Roebuck, Eric J Monroe, Anne E Gill, Avnesh S Thakor, Richard B Towbin, Anne Marie Cahill, Matthew P Lungren
Hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are the most common pediatric liver malignancies, with hepatoblastoma occurring more commonly in younger children and HCC occurring more commonly in older children and adolescents. Although surgical resection (including transplant when necessary) and systemic chemotherapy have improved overall survival rate for hepatoblastoma to approximately 80% from 30%, a number of children with this tumor type are not eligible for operative treatment. In contradistinction, pediatric HCC continues to carry a dismal prognosis with an overall 5-year survival rate of 30%...
February 2, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392577/post-obstructive-pneumonia-in-patients-with-cancer-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Kenneth V I Rolston, Lior Nesher
Published literature on post-obstructive pneumonia is difficult to find and consists mainly of case reports or small case series. This entity is encountered most often in patients with advanced lung malignancy but is also occasionally seen in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). There are substantial differences in the manifestations, treatment, and outcomes of post-obstructive pneumonia in these two settings. When obstruction is present in patients with CAP, it is almost always secondary to an underlying pulmonary malignancy...
February 1, 2018: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
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