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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923125/why-we-write-nuclear-history
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David K Hecht
Nuclear history always compels. Scholars (and readers) can immerse themselves in the existential threat posed by the atomic bomb and its successor weapons, the tantalizing prospect of carbon-free energy, or the study of a natural phenomenon deeply at odds with our everyday experience of the world. There is thus always something profound at stake when we write nuclear history - be it physical, economic or intellectual. And while it may seem that the end of the Cold War should have diminished the academic attention accorded to the subject, it actually just allowed the historiography to evolve...
September 2017: British Journal for the History of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922698/survival-improvements-with-adjuvant-therapy-in-patients-with-glioblastoma
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Dasantha Jayamanne, Helen Wheeler, Raymond Cook, Charles Teo, David Brazier, Geoff Schembri, Marina Kastelan, Linxin Guo, Michael F Back
BACKGROUND: Evaluate survival of patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) managed with adjuvant intensity modulated radiation therapy and temozolomide since the introduction of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer and National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group (EORTC-NCIC) protocol. METHODS: All patients with GBM managed between May 2007 and December 2014 with EORTC-NCIC protocol were entered into a prospective database...
September 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916819/continuous-beam-steering-through-broadside-using-asymmetrically-modulated-goubau-line-leaky-wave-antennas
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Xiao-Lan Tang, Qingfeng Zhang, Sanming Hu, Yaqiang Zhuang, Abhishek Kandwal, Ge Zhang, Yifan Chen
Goubau line is a single-conductor transmission line, featuring easy integration and low-loss transmission properties. Here, we propose a periodic leaky-wave antenna (LWA) based on planar Goubau transmission line on a thin dielectric substrate. The leaky-wave radiations are generated by introducing periodic modulations along the Goubau line. In this way, the surface wave, which is slow-wave mode supported by the Goubau line, achieves an additional momentum and hence enters the fast-wave region for radiations...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913164/haemoprotozoa-making-biological-sense-of-molecular-phylogenies
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Peter O'Donoghue
A range of protistan parasites occur in the blood of vertebrates and are transmitted by haematophagous invertebrate vectors. Some 48 genera are recognized in bood primarily on the basis of parasite morphology and host specificity; including extracellular kinetoplastids (trypanosomatids) and intracellular apicomplexa (haemogregarines, haemococcidia, haemosporidia and piroplasms). Gene sequences are available for a growing number of species and molecular phylogenies often link parasite and host or vector evolution...
December 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888451/application-of-gamma-radiation-for-the-reduction-of-norovirus-and-the-quality-stability-in-optimally-ripened-cabbage-kimchi
#5
Shin Young Park, Sang-Do Ha
Optimally ripened commercial cabbage kimchi is considered the main cause of enteric norovirus (NoV) outbreaks in Korea. This study investigated the effect of 1-10kGy gamma radiation on the inactivation of murine norovirus-1 (MNV-1; initial inoculum of 5-6log10PFU/ml), used as a human NoV surrogate, in kimchi. The effects of gamma radiation on the pH and acidity were also examined to address the index of quality and fermentation, respectively. Titers of MNV-1 significantly reduced (p<0.05) in kimchi subjected to increasing gamma radiation doses: MNV-1 titers in kimchi after 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10kGy were 4...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867544/standardization-of-radiation-therapy-dose-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-changes-to-a-lung-cancer-clinical-pathway-in-a-large-integrated-comprehensive-cancer-center-network
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Pooja Karukonda, Brian J Gebhardt, Zachary D Horne, Dwight E Heron, Sushil Beriwal
PURPOSE: The results of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0617, which randomized patients with stages IIIA/IIIB non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to definitive chemoradiation therapy to 60 Gy versus 74 Gy, demonstrated a detrimental survival impact with high-dose radiation therapy. We evaluated the impact of changes to a provider-driven clinical pathway (CP) guiding management of NSCLC on practice throughout our cancer center network. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In 2001, we implemented a CP for management of stage IIIA/IIIB NSCLC with definitive chemoradiation therapy...
July 8, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866546/understanding-the-relationship-between-interactive-optimisation-and-visual-analytics-in-the-context-of-prostate-brachytherapy
#7
Jie Liu, Tim Dwyer, Kim Marriott, Jeremy Millar, Annette Haworth
The fields of operations research and computer science have long sought to find automatic solver techniques that can find high-quality solutions to difficult real-world optimisation problems. The traditional workflow is to exactly model the problem and then enter this model into a general-purpose "black-box" solver. In practice, however, many problems cannot be solved completely automatically, but require a "human-in-the-loop" to iteratively refine the model and give hints to the solver. In this paper, we explore the parallels between this interactive optimisation workflow and the visual analytics sense-making loop...
August 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865925/refining-patient-selection-for-reirradiation-of-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma-in-the-imrt-era-a-multi-institution-cohort-study-by-the-miri-collaborative
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Matthew C Ward, Nadeem Riaz, Jimmy J Caudell, Neal E Dunlap, Derek Isrow, Sara J Zakem, Joshua Dault, Musaddiq J Awan, John A Vargo, Dwight E Heron, Kristin A Higgins, Jonathan J Beitler, Samuel Marcrom, Drexell H Boggs, Comron Hassanzadeh, Chandana A Reddy, James A Bonner, Min Yao, Mitchell Machtay, Farzan Siddiqui, Andy M Trotti, Nancy Y Lee, Shlomo A Koyfman
PURPOSE: The therapeutic ratio of reirradiation for recurrent or second primary (RSP) squamous carcinoma of the head and neck may be improved in the intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) era. However, patient selection for reirradiation remains challenging. We performed a multi-institution cohort study to investigate modern outcomes after IMRT-based reirradiation and to identify prognostic subgroups. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with RSP squamous carcinoma originating in a previously irradiated field (≥40 Gy) who underwent reirradiation with IMRT (≥40 Gy re-IMRT) were included...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835092/management-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-site-gastric-ulcer-in-a-patient-with-an-esophageal-stricture-and-hiatus-hernia
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Clement C H Wu, James W Li, Keng Sin Ng, Daphne S Ang
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is commonly performed for feeding difficulties, in patients suffering from complications of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and its treatment, namely radiotherapy and surgery. This case report describes the challenges in hemostasis and subsequent re-establishment of enteral access for feeding, in an elderly patient with a history of NPC, treated surgically, followed by radiotherapy, who presented with massive hematemesis following reinsertion of her PEG shortly after an accidental dislodgement...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832173/-radiation-necrosis-in-the-upper-cervical-spinal-cord-in-a-patient-treated-with-proton-therapy-after-radical-resection-of-the-fourth-ventricle-ependymoma
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J Mraček, J Mork, T Svoboda, J Ferda, V Přibáň
BACKGROUND: Radiation necrosis in eloquent areas of the central nervous system (CNS) is one of the most serious forms of toxicity from radiation therapy. The occurrence of radiation necrosis in the CNS is described in a wide range of 3 months to 13 years after radiation therapy. The incidence of this complication covers a wide range of 3-47%. The potential advantage of proton therapy is the ability to reduce dose to normal tissue and escalate tumor dose. Proton beams enter and pass through the tissue with minimal dose deposition until they reach the end of their paths, where the peak of dose, known as the Bragg peak, occurs...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831442/cancer-care-at-times-of-crisis-and-war-the-syrian-example
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Eman Sahloul, Riad Salem, Wessam Alrez, Tayseer Alkarim, Ammar Sukari, Wasim Maziak, M Bassel Atassi
PURPOSE: As Syria enters its fifth year of conflict, the number of civilians killed and injured continues to rise sharply. Along with this conflict comes the rapid decline of medical care, specifically cancer care. To determine physician and equipment availability, cancer screening and management, and possible solutions relative to various major cities, a survey was distributed to physicians inside Syria through the help of the humanitarian organization Syrian American Medical Society...
August 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820839/smaller-diameter-anastomotic-coupling-devices-have-higher-rates-of-venous-thrombosis-in-microvascular-free-tissue-transfer
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Summer E Hanson, Matthew B Mitchell, Nihanth Palivela, S Andrew Peng, Lei Feng, Rene D Largo, Charles E Butler, Patrick B Garvey
BACKGROUND: Smaller anastomotic coupling devices may increase the risk of complications in free flap reconstructions; however, the relationship between coupler size and venous thrombosis rates has not been adequately evaluated. We hypothesized that smaller-diameter coupling devices are associated with higher rates of venous thrombosis than larger diameter devices in free tissue transfer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data prospectively entered into a central departmental database for all patients who underwent microsurgical free tissue transfer at our institution in 2001-2013...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818953/new-horizons-for-precision-medicine-in-biliary-tract-cancers
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Juan W Valle, Angela Lamarca, Lipika Goyal, Jorge Barriuso, Andrew X Zhu
Biliary tract cancers (BTC), including cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer, are poor-prognosis and low-incidence cancers, although the incidence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is rising. A minority of patients present with resectable disease but relapse rates are high; benefit from adjuvant capecitabine chemotherapy has been demonstrated. Cisplatin/gemcitabine combination chemotherapy has emerged as the reference first-line treatment regimen; there is no standard second-line therapy. Selected patients may be suitable for liver-directed therapy (e...
September 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800285/cytogenetic-reconstruction-of-gamma-ray-doses-delivered-to-atomic-bomb-survivors-dealing-with-wide-distributions-of-photon-energies-and-contributions-from-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells
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Nori Nakamura, Yuko Hirai, Yoshiaki Kodama, Kanya Hamasaki, Harry M Cullings, Kismet A Cordova, Akio Awa
Retrospective estimation of the doses received by atomic bomb (A-bomb) survivors by cytogenetic methods has been hindered by two factors: One is that the photon energies released from the bomb were widely distributed, and since the aberration yield varies depending on the energy, the use of monoenergetic (60)Co gamma radiation to construct a calibration curve may bias the estimate. The second problem is the increasing proportion of newly formed lymphocytes entering into the lymphocyte pool with increasing time intervals since the exposures...
August 11, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798812/clinical-epidemiological-and-therapeutic-profile-of-patients-with-a-retinoblastoma-diagnosis-experience-in-the-costa-rica-national-children-s-hospital-oncology-unit-from-january-2009-to-december-2015
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Jennie Chen Lo, Carlos Rodríguez, Rigoberto Monestel, Arnoldo Zúñiga
INTRODUCTION: Retinoblastoma represents only 3% of paediatric cancers, but it is the most prevalent intraocular tumour in this population. It develops in the retina as a primitive neuroectodermal tumour that affects development during gestation. The tumour presents in two different forms depending on whether or not it expresses a genetic modification. For patients diagnosed at preschool age, 75% are unilateral non-hereditary cases. While enucleation is the preferred treatment for advanced stages of the tumour, other modalities, such as systemic and intraocular chemotherapy, radiotherapy and local treatments with thermotherapy, cryotherapy, and brachytherapy can be used to try to preserve the eye...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791257/what-the-sif-is-happening-the-role-of-intracellular-salmonella-induced-filaments
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Katelyn Knuff, B Brett Finlay
A common strategy among intracellular bacterial pathogens is to enter into a vacuolar environment upon host cell invasion. One such pathogen, Salmonella enterica, resides within the Salmonella-containing vacuole (SCV) inside epithelial cells and macrophages. Salmonella hijacks the host endosomal system to establish this unique intracellular replicative niche, forming a highly complex and dynamic network of Salmonella-induced filaments (SIFs). SIFs radiate outwards from the SCV upon onset of bacterial replication...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758339/mitofusin-1-and-optic-atrophy-1-shift-metabolism-to-mitochondrial-respiration-during-aging
#17
Jyung Mean Son, Ehab H Sarsour, Anurag Kakkerla Balaraju, Jenna Fussell, Amanda L Kalen, Brett A Wagner, Garry R Buettner, Prabhat C Goswami
Replicative and chronological lifespan are two different modes of cellular aging. Chronological lifespan is defined as the duration during which quiescent normal cells retain their capacity to re-enter the proliferative cycle. This study investigated whether changes in metabolism occur during aging of quiescent normal human fibroblasts (NHFs) and the mechanisms that regulate these changes. Bioenergetics measurements were taken in quiescent NHFs from younger (newborn, 3-day, 5-month, and 1-year) and older (58-, 61-, 63-, 68-, and 70-year) healthy donors as well as NHFs from the same individual at different ages (29, 36, and 46 years)...
October 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751442/towards-precision-radiotherapy-for-use-with-immune-checkpoint-blockers
#18
Claire Vanpouille-Box, Silvia C Formenti, Sandra Demaria
The first evidence that radiation therapy (RT) enhances the efficacy of immune checkpoint blockers (ICBs) was obtained a dozen years ago in a mouse model of metastatic carcinoma refractory to anti-CTLA-4 treatment. At the time, ICBs had just entered clinical testing, an endeavor that culminated in 2011 with the approval of the first anti-CTLA-4 antibody for use in metastatic melanoma patients (ipilimumab). Thereafter, some patients progressing on ipilimumab showed systemic responses only upon receiving radiation to one lesion, confirming clinically the pro-immunogenic effects of radiation...
July 27, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749742/computed-tomographic-evaluation-of-posttreatment-soft-tissue-changes-by-using-a-lymphedema-scoring-system-in-patients-with-oral-cancer
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Masaya Akashi, Shun Teraoka, Yasumasa Kakei, Junya Kusumoto, Takumi Hasegawa, Tsutomu Minamikawa, Kazunobu Hashikawa, Takahide Komori
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate posttreatment soft-tissue changes in patients with oral cancer with computed tomography (CT). To accomplish that purpose, a scoring system was established, referring to the criteria of lower leg lymphedema (LE). METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred and six necks in 95 patients who underwent oral oncologic surgery with neck dissection (ND) were analyzed retrospectively using routine follow-up CT images. A two-point scoring system to evaluate soft-tissue changes (so-called "LE score") was established as follows: Necks with a "honeycombing" appearance were assigned 1 point...
July 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743614/sustainable-pollutant-removal-by-periphytic-biofilm-via-microbial-composition-shifts-induced-by-uneven-distribution-of-ceo2-nanoparticles
#20
Jun Tang, Ningyuan Zhu, Yan Zhu, Seyed Morteza Zamir, Yonghong Wu
The responses of periphytic biofilm to CeO2 nanoparticle (CNP) exposure were explored by investigating community shifts and pollutant removal. Results showed that CNPs entered the sensitive microbial cells in the periphytic biofilm, leading to cytomembrane damage and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. The periphytic biofilm communities were, however, able to adapt to the prolonged exposure and maintain their pollutant removal (i.e., phosphorus, nitrogen and copper, organic matter) performance...
July 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
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