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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151584/can-a-peri-rectal-hydrogel-spaceoar-programme-for-prostate-cancer-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-be-successfully-implemented-in-a-regional-setting
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Bridget L Te Velde, Justin Westhuyzen, Nader Awad, Maree Wood, Thomas P Shakespeare
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the implementation of a hydrogel spacer (SpaceOAR) programme for patients treated with 81 Gy prostate intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in a regional setting can reduce rectal doses and toxicity. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 125 patients with localised prostate cancer treated between April 2014 (programme commencement) and June 2015 were compared: 65 with SpaceOAR (inserted by five different urologists) and 60 patients treated over the same time period without SpaceOAR...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129973/acute-toxicity-and-its-dosimetric-correlates-for-high-risk-prostate-cancer-treated-with-moderately-hypofractionated-radiotherapy
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Moses Arunsingh, Indranil Mallick, Sriram Prasath, B Arun, Sandip Sarkar, Raj Kumar Shrimali, Sanjoy Chatterjee, Rimpa Achari
AIMS: To report the acute toxicity and the dosimetric correlates after moderately hypofractionated radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer. METHODS: A total of 101 patients with localized prostate cancer were treated with image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Patients were treated to 65Gy/25Fr/5 weeks (n = 18), or 60Gy/20Fr/4 weeks (n = 83). Most (82.2%) had high-risk or pelvic node-positive disease. Acute toxicity was assessed using Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) acute morbidity scoring criteria...
January 24, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115952/salvage-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-histologically-confirmed-macroscopic-local-relapsed-prostate-cancer-after-radical-prostatectomy
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David Buchser, Alfonso Gomez-Iturriaga, J Ignacio Rodriguez Melcon, Francisco Casquero, Roberto Llarena, Jon Cacicedo, Pedro Bilbao
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of the use of real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) fusion guided high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) +/- external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in patients with histologically-proven local relapse after radical prostatectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 13 patients treated with real-time MRI-TRUS fusion HDR-BT for a local relapse of prostate cancer after radical surgery...
December 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108788/outpatient-application-of-formalin-for-chronic-rectal-bleeding-after-prostate-irradiation-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Gustavo Arruda Viani, Aline Sakamoto
PURPOSE: The aim of this quasi-experimental study is to evaluate a novel technique for an outpatient application of formalin for chronic rectal bleeding after prostate irradiation. METHODS: This is a quasi- experimental clinical trial developed between January 2010 and July 2015, including 35 patients with chronic radiation rectitis (CRP) due to a previous prostate radiation course. The study's eligibility was (1) completed external beam radiation therapy for prostate carcinoma >6 months previously, (2) rectal bleeding, defined as a frequency of >1× per week and/or needing of blood transfusions, and (3) diagnosis of chronic proctitis at colonoscopy...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034833/hyperbaric-oxygen-treatment-reverses-radiation-induced-pro-fibrotic-and-oxidative-stress-responses-in-a-rat-model
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N Oscarsson, L Ny, J Mölne, F Lind, S-E Ricksten, H Seeman-Lodding, D Giglio
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy is effective in the treatment of tumors in the pelvic area but is associated with side effects such as cystitis and proctitis. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has emerged as a treatment modality for radiation-induced side effects. In a rat model for radiation cystitis, we studied the effects of HBOT on oxidative stress and pro-fibrotic factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sedated Sprague-Dawley rats underwent bladder irradiation of 20Gy with and without 20 sessions of HBOT during a fortnight...
December 27, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920612/long-term-clinical-toxicity-of-radiation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Matthew M Gestaut, Gregory P Swanson
AIM: The study's aim was to examine the clinical impact of radiation therapy (RT) on GI toxicity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients. BACKGROUND: IBD has long been considered a risk factor for increased bowel toxicity from RT; however, minimal evidence exists on patients with prostate cancer (PC) and IBD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The tumor registry was queried for patients with IBD and PC from the years 1990-2013. A retrospective review was conducted for patients who received RT...
January 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816539/feasibility-study-of-toxicity-outcomes-using-gec-estro-contouring-guidelines-on-ct-based-instead-of-mri-based-planning-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-patients
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Vicky Koh, Bok Ai Choo, Khai Mun Lee, Teng Hwee Tan, Jen Hui Jeffrey Low, Soon Yau Joseph Ng, Arunachalam Ilancheran, Liang Shen, Johann Tang
PURPOSE: To report late rectal and bladder toxicity outcomes of a CT-based image-guided brachytherapy (IGBT) technique for treatment of cervical cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 2008 and 2014, 95 women with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IB to IVA cervical carcinoma treated with definitive concurrent cisplatin-based chemotherapy and external beam radiation therapy 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions followed by planned prescription dose of 7 Gy × 4 fractions of high-dose-rate IGBT was retrospectively reviewed...
January 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807581/pouchitis-associated-with-pelvic-radiation-for-prostate-cancer
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Geeta Kulkarni, Xiuli Liu, Bo Shen
Radiation therapy is a viable option in managing potentially life-threatening malignancies including prostate cancer. It is known that pelvic radiation can result in injury of the distal large bowel with the development of radiation proctitis. Despite reports from retrospective studies, there is a lack of direct endoscopic and histologic evidence of external pelvic radiation injury to the ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. We present a case of a 68-year-old male with pouchitis resulting from pelvic radiation for prostate cancer...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681755/simultaneous-integrated-boost-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-in-the-postoperative-treatment-of-high-risk-to-intermediate-risk-endometrial-cancer-results-of-ada-ii-phase-1-2-trial
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Gabriella Macchia, Savino Cilla, Francesco Deodato, Anna Ianiro, Francesco Legge, Martina Marucci, Silvia Cammelli, Anna Myriam Perrone, Pierandrea De Iaco, Maria Antonietta Gambacorta, Rosa Autorino, Vincenzo Valentini, Alessio G Morganti, Gabriella Ferrandina
PURPOSE: A prospective phase 1-2 clinical trial aimed at determining the recommended postoperative dose of simultaneous integrated boost volumetric modulated arc therapy (SIB-VMAT) in a large series of patients with high-risk and intermediate-risk endometrial cancer (HIR-EC) is presented. The study also evaluated the association between rate and severity of toxicity and comorbidities and the clinical outcomes. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Two SIB-VMAT dose levels were investigated for boost to the vaginal vault, whereas the pelvic lymph nodes were always treated with 45 Gy...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27674005/endorectal-epinephrine-suspension-may-protect-against-radiation-proctitis-during-radiation-therapy-for-pelvic-tumor
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S Qin, X S Gao, H Z Li, C X Liu, D L Hou, W D Nian, X Y Li
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663931/long-term-results-on-the-efficacy-of-argon-plasma-coagulation-for-patients-with-chronic-radiation-proctitis-after-conventionally-fractionated-dose-escalated-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Joseph Weiner, David Schwartz, Manuel Martinez, Joseph Safdieh, Ayse Aytaman, David Schreiber
PURPOSE: This study was designed to assess the efficacy and outcomes of argon plasma coagulation (APC) in the management of chronic radiation proctitis after conventionally fractionated, dose-escalated radiation therapy (≥7560 cGy). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts on all patients treated with external beam radiation therapy (minimum dose, 7560 cGy) for histologically confirmed prostate cancer at our institution from 2003 to 2011. Five hundred patients met these criteria; of these, 35 patients (7...
January 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644912/management-of-radiation-and-chemotherapy-related-acute-toxicity-in-gastrointestinal-cancer
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REVIEW
Gerhard G Grabenbauer, Göbel Holger
Possible toxic effects following radiation and chemotherapy of gastrointestinal tumours may cause a depletion of the mucosal barrier within the radiation volumes with severe mucositis. Diarrhoea, nausea, emesis and severe malabsorption followed by infections with dehydration and electrolyte disorders have to be encountered. For prevention and treatment of oropharyngeal mucositis an oral care protocol, oral cryotherapy together with benzydamine mouthwash may be recommended. Lower gastrointestinal diarrhoea is best treated by Octreotide (>100 μg s...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631775/acute-adverse-events-and-postoperative-complications-in-a-randomized-trial-of-preoperative-short-course-radiotherapy-versus-long-course-chemoradiotherapy-for-t3-adenocarcinoma-of-the-rectum-trans-tasman-radiation-oncology-group-trial-trog-01-04
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Nabila Ansari, Michael J Solomon, Richard J Fisher, John Mackay, Bryan Burmeister, Stephen Ackland, Alexander Heriot, David Joseph, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Bev McClure, Samuel Y Ngan
OBJECTIVE: To compare acute adverse events (AE) and postoperative complication rates in a randomized trial of short-course (SC) versus long-course (LC) preoperative radiotherapy. BACKGROUND: Evidence demonstrates that adding neoadjuvant radiotherapy to surgery offers better local control in the management of rectal cancer. With both SC and LC therapy there is a potential for acute treatment-related toxicity and increased patient morbidity. METHODS: Eligible patients had clinical-stage T3 rectal adenocarcinoma within 12 cm of the anal verge with no evidence of metastasis...
September 14, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613188/severe-weight-loss-during-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-compromises-survival-outcome-for-patients-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Junzhong Lin, Jianhong Peng, Aiham Qdaisat, Liren Li, Gong Chen, Zhenhai Lu, Xiaojun Wu, Yuanhong Gao, Zhifan Zeng, Peirong Ding, Zhizhong Pan
PURPOSE: In addition to tumor factors, poor nutritional status before and during anti-tumor treatment might compromise prognosis in several types of cancer. This study was done to determine the impact of weight loss during preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) on the survival outcome of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). METHODS: The retrospective study examined consecutive patients with LARC who underwent preoperative CRT followed by radical resection in a single institute, between 2003 and 2013...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610010/endoscopic-and-non-endoscopic-approaches-for-the-management-of-radiation-induced-rectal-bleeding
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REVIEW
Joseph Paul Weiner, Andrew Thomas Wong, David Schwartz, Manuel Martinez, Ayse Aytaman, David Schreiber
Pelvic radiation is a commonly utilized treatment for malignancy of the genitourinary and lower gastrointestinal tract. Radiation proctitis and the resultant clinical picture varies from asymptomatic to potentially life threatening. Similarly, treatment options also vary greatly, from medical therapy to surgical intervention. Commonly utilized medical therapy includes sucralfate enemas, antibiotics, 5-aminosalicylic acid derivatives, probiotics, antioxidants, short-chain fatty acids, formalin instillation and fractionated hyperbaric oxygen...
August 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602924/impact-of-preoperative-radiotherapy-on-anastomotic-leakage-and-stenosis-after-rectal-cancer-resection-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Qiyuan Qin, Tenghui Ma, Yanhong Deng, Jian Zheng, Zhiyang Zhou, Hui Wang, Lei Wang, Jianping Wang
BACKGROUND: Evidence regarding the effect of preoperative radiotherapy on anastomotic integrity remains conflicting in rectal cancer surgery. Prospective comparisons with appropriate controls are needed. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the impact of preoperative radiotherapy on anastomotic leakage and stenosis after rectal cancer resection. DESIGN: This was a post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial (NCT01211210). SETTINGS: Data were retrieved from the leading center of the trial, which is a tertiary hospital...
October 2016: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527929/complication-and-remission-rates-after-endoscopic-argon-plasma-coagulation-in-the-treatment-of-haemorrhagic-radiation-proctitis
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S L Siow, H A Mahendran, C J Seo
PURPOSE: The management of haemorrhagic radiation proctitis is challenging because of the necessity for repeated intervention. The efficacy of argon plasma coagulation has been described before but the optimum treatment strategy remains debatable. This is a review of our experience over a decade treating patients with haemorrhagic radiation proctitis and their follow-up. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent argon plasma coagulation for haemorrhagic radiation proctitis between January 2003 and December 2013...
January 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504391/exploring-the-management-of-radiation-proctitis-in-current-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Nupur Bansal, Abhishek Soni, Paramjeet Kaur, Ashok Kumar Chauhan, Vivek Kaushal
INTRODUCTION: Radiation proctitis is radiation induced rectal mucositis, occurring as a consequence to radiation therapy of the pelvic organs for various pelvic region malignancies. The management of radiation proctitis is extremely challenging as no recommended guidelines are available and limited number of studies are there in the literature involving the various treatment options. AIM: The aim of the study is the in-depth review of published literature to see the role of various treatment modalities in the management of radiation proctitis...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27489794/proctitis-1-week-after-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-prostate-cancer-implications-for-clinical-trial-design
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Ima Paydar, Robyn A Cyr, Thomas M Yung, Siyuan Lei, Brian Timothy Collins, Leonard N Chen, Simeng Suy, Anatoly Dritschilo, John H Lynch, Sean P Collins
BACKGROUND: Proctitis following prostate cancer radiation therapy is a primary determinant of quality of life (QOL). While previous studies have assessed acute rectal morbidity at 1 month after stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), little data exist on the prevalence and severity of rectal morbidity within the first week following treatment. This study reports the acute bowel morbidity 1 week following prostate SBRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2013 and August 2014, 103 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer were treated with 35-36...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27462390/chronic-haemorrhagic-radiation-proctitis-a-review
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REVIEW
Vishnu Prasad Nelamangala Ramakrishnaiah, Srinivasan Krishnamachari
Chronic haemorrhagic radiation proctitis (CHRP) is a difficult problem faced by the patients following radiation for pelvic malignancy. There is no standard treatment for this condition, but many methods of treatment are available. The aim of this study was to review the literature to see whether there is an improvement in the available evidence in comparison with previously published systematic reviews in treating patients with CHRP. The PubMed/Medline database and Google Scholar search was selectively searched...
July 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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