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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785183/evaluation-of-reirradiation-in-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancers-toxicity-and-early-clinical-outcomes
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Amit Bahl, Arun Singh Oinam, Arun Elangovan, Satinder Kaur, Gaurav Trivedi, Roshan Verma, Sudhir Bhandari, Sushmita Ghoshal, Naresh Kumar Panda
Objectives: Locoregional recurrence is the predominant pattern of treatment failure in advanced head and neck cancers. Reirradiation is a useful modality to treat inoperable head and neck cancer patients with recurrent disease. The aim of the present study was to analyze the treatment toxicity and early clinical outcomes in patients undergoing reirradiation. Methods: Twenty patients of head and neck cancers with recurrences or second cancers were evaluated. Reirradiation was done using simultaneous integrated boost volumetric modulated arc therapy (SIB VMAT), intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), or conventional radiotherapy using 6MV photons...
2018: Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784145/the-effect-of-the-use-of-thyme-honey-in-minimizing-radiation-induced-oral-mucositis-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Melanie Charalambous, Vasilios Raftopoulos, Lefkios Paikousis, Nicos Katodritis, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Dimitrios Vomvas, Morpho Georgiou, Andreas Charalambous
PURPOSE: Radiation-induced oral mucositis is one of the main side effects during and after the treatment of head and neck cancer patients. The study was designed to provide evidence on the effectiveness of thyme honey on oral mucositis management. METHODS: This was a randomised controlled trial (RCT) with 72 head and neck cancer patients who were divided either to the intervention group (thyme honey rinses) or to the control group (saline rinses). Oral mucositis was assessed according to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOC criteria), and assessments were performed weekly starting at the 4th week of the radiotherapy for seven weeks and repeated once 6 months later...
June 2018: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779762/validation-of-clinical-indicators-of-the-nursing-diagnosis-of-ineffective-protection-in-adolescents-with-cancer
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Marília Mendes Nunes, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, Viviane Martins da Silva, Tânia Alteniza Leandro, Nathaly Bianka Moraes Fróes, Aline de Aquino Peres Almeida, Bianca Alves Sobreira, Vinícius Mendes Nunes, Angélica Paixão de Menezes, Gabriele de Lima Ferreira
PURPOSE: To validate the clinical indicators of the nursing diagnosis of Ineffective protection in adolescents with cancer based on diagnostic accuracy measurements. DESIGN AND METHODS: Measurements of sensitivity and specificity for the indicators were calculated using latent class analysis with random effects in a sample of 127 adolescents between 10 and 19 years of age. RESULTS: The prevalence of diagnosis was estimated at 93.7%. The indicators deficient immunity and weakness showed higher sensitivity values, whereas opportunistic infections, recurrent infections, insomnia, mucosal lesions, and coughing showed high specificity...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778658/marijuana-and-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Donald P Tashkin
As marijuana smoking prevalence increases in the U.S. concern regarding its potential risks to lung health has also risen, given the general similarity in the smoke contents between marijuana and tobacco. Most studies have found a significant association between marijuana smoking and chronic bronchitis symptoms after adjustment for tobacco. While reports are mixed regarding associations between marijuana smoking and lung function, none has shown a relationship to decrements in forced expired volume in 1 sec (FEV1) and few have found a relationship to a decreased ratio of FEV1 to forced vital capacity (FVC), possibly related to an association between marijuana and an increased FVC...
May 17, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777721/pentraxins-crp-i-and-crp-ii-are-post-translationally-deiminated-and-differ-in-tissue-specificity-in-cod-gadus-morhua-l-ontogeny
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Bergljót Magnadóttir, Polly Hayes, Berglind Gísladóttir, Birkir Þór Bragason, Mariya Hristova, Anthony P Nicholas, Sigríður Guðmundsdóttir, Sigrun Lange
Pentraxins are fluid phase pattern recognition molecules that form an important part of the innate immune defence and are conserved between fish and human. In Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.), two pentraxin-like proteins have been described, CRP-I and CRP-II. Here we show for the first time that these two CRP forms are post-translationally deiminated (an irreversible conversion of arginine to citrulline) and differ with respect to tissue specific localisation in cod ontogeny from 3 to 84 days post hatching. While both forms are expressed in liver, albeit at temporally differing levels, CRP-I shows a strong association with nervous tissue while CRP-II is strongly associated to mucosal tissues of gut and skin...
May 16, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776830/pharmacological-modulation-of-radiation-induced-oral-mucosal-complications
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S Bockel, A Vallard, A Lévy, S François, M Bourdis, C Le Gallic, D Riccobono, P Annede, M Drouet, Y Tao, P Blanchard, É Deutsch, N Magné, C Chargari
Radiation-induced mucositis is a common toxicity, especially in patients with head and neck cancers. Despite recent technological advances in radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy, radiation-induced mucositis is still causing treatment disruptions, negatively affecting patients' long and short term quality of life, and impacting medical resources use with economic consequences. The objective of this article was to review the latest updates in the management of radiation-induced mucositis, with a focus on pharmaceutical strategies for the prevention or treatment of mucositis...
May 15, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775897/the-gastric-mucosal-protective-effects-of-astragaloside-iv-in-mnng-induced-gpl-rats
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Tiantian Cai, Chengzhe Zhang, Ziming Zhao, Siyi Li, Haobin Cai, Xiaodong Chen, Dake Cai, Wei Liu, Yan Yan, Kaifeng Xie, Huafeng Pan, Xiaohui Zeng
Gastric Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. And the occurrence of gastric carcinoma is an evolutionary histopathological stage. As a result, further research of GPL, which is a borderline of gastric cancer, is indispensable for preventing the formation and development of gastric carcinoma. Several studies have demonstrated a correlation between the expression of autophagy, apoptosis and Gastric cancer (GC). However, the effects of autophagy and apoptosis on human gastric cancer progression, particularly on gastric precancerous lesions (GPL), have not totally been investigated...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774929/-epidemiological-characteristics-and-inducing-factors-of-gastric-stump-cancer
#8
Lin Chen
Gastric stump cancer was initially defined as a carcinoma of the stomach occurring more than 5 years after surgery for gastric or duodenal benign disease. In recent years, as the number of total gastrectomy for benign disease has gradually decreased and the gastric cancer detection and operation rate have annually increased, residual recurrence of primary gastric cancer more than 10 years after gastric cancer surgery has also been considered as gastric stump cancer. The incidence of gastric stump cancer is increasing annually...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771835/the-arterialized-facial-artery-musculo-mucosal-island-flap-for-post-oncological-tongue-reconstruction
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Alessandro Moro, Gianmarco Saponaro, Piero Doneddu, Daniele Cervelli, Sandro Pelo, Giulio Gasparini, Umberto Garagiola, Giuseppe D'Amato, Mattia Todaro
BACKGROUND: In 1992, Pribaz described the facial artery musculomucosal flap (FAMM), an axial musculomucosal flap based on the facial artery. The FAMM flap, a modification of the nasolabial and buccal mucosal flaps, is widely used in the reconstruction of defects in the oral cavity. Many modifications of this flap have been described in the literature. Here we aimed to explore the use of an arterialized tunnelized FAMM island flap (a-FAMMIF) for the reconstruction tongue defects after tumor resection...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771775/photodynamic-therapy-for-bronchial-microscopic-residual-disease-after-resection-in-lung-cancer
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Hiren J Mehta, Abhishek Biswas, Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Mauricio Pipkin, Tiago Machuca, Michael A Jantz
BACKGROUND: The goal of lung cancer surgery is a complete tumor resection (R0 resection) with clear margins. 4% to 5% of resections have microscopic residual disease associated with worse prognosis. Definitive management is resection of residual tumor, which may not be tolerated by many patients, and definitive management is not well studied in these patients. We treated patients with stage I cancer and bronchial mucosal residual disease (MRD) with bronchoscopic photodynamic therapy (PDT)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768710/improving-the-safety-of-high-dose-methotrexate-for-children-with-hematologic-cancers-in-settings-without-access-to-mtx-levels-using-extended-hydration-and-additional-leucovorin
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Kalthi Vaishnavi, Deepak Bansal, Amita Trehan, Richa Jain, Savita Verma Attri
BACKGROUND: A lack of access to methotrexate levels is common in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), relevant for 80% of children with cancer worldwide. We evaluated whether high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX) can be administered safely with extended hydration and leucovorin rescue, with monitoring of serum creatinine and urine pH. METHODS: The prospective study was conducted at a single centre in Chandigarh, India in 2015. Patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or with T-cell ALL or non-Hodgkin lymphoma (T-NHL) were administered 3 and 5 gm/m2 of MTX (24 hr infusion), respectively...
May 16, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768377/occurrence-of-metachronous-multiple-primary-cancers-occurred-in-different-parts-of-the-stomach-with-2-pathologic-features-a-case-report
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Yan Song, Ningning Zhao, Kui Jiang, Zhongqing Zheng, Bangmao Wang, Dalu Kong, Shu Li
RATIONALE: With the increasing survival rate of gastric cancer, more multiple primary cancers (MPC) have been reported. However, few cases involve metachronous multiple primary cancers which both occurred in the stomach. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 83-year-old Chinese male had been diagnosed with gastric cardia cancer and underwent proximal gastrectomy. The pathological result was gastric adenocarcinoma. 13 years later the patient's gastroscope result deteriorated. The biopsy of the antrum revealed dysplasia with doubtful focal cancerization...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766652/mucosal-microflora-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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A Almståhl, C Finizia, A Carlén, B Fagerberg-Mohlin, T Alstad
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the tongue and buccal microflora prospectively in head and neck cancer patients treated with radiation therapy (RT). METHODS: In 33 dentate patients, microbial samples from the tongue and buccal mucosa were collected pretreatment, during treatment, and 6 months, 1 year and 2 years post-treatment. Microorganisms associated with oral health and oral disorders were analysed using cultivation technique. Oral mucositis was scored at the appointment during treatment...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765068/linking-cervicovaginal-immune-signatures-hpv-and-microbiota-composition-in-cervical-carcinogenesis-in-non-hispanic-and-hispanic-women
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Paweł Łaniewski, Dominique Barnes, Alison Goulder, Haiyan Cui, Denise J Roe, Dana M Chase, Melissa M Herbst-Kralovetz
While high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a well-established risk factor for cervical cancer, there are likely other factors within the local microenvironment that contribute to cervical carcinogenesis. Here we investigated relationships between HPV, vaginal pH, vaginal microbiota (VMB) composition, level of genital immune mediators and severity of cervical neoplasm. We enrolled women with low- and high-grade cervical dysplasia (LGD, HGD), invasive cervical carcinoma (ICC), and healthy controls...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764015/-treatment-and-prognosis-of-264-patients-with-hypopharyngeal-carcinoma
#15
W Xu, Z H Lyu, N Sa, J K Ma, J J Tian, S H Feng, P Cui, H Y Cao
Objective: To investigate the key factors influencing the prognosis of hypopharyngeal carcinoma and the therapeutic methods improving the efficacy of treatments for hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Methods: Two hundred and sixty-four cases of hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma treated from May 2010 to May 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. There were 211 cases of pyriform sinus carcinoma, 37 cases of posterior pharyngeal wall carcinoma, and 16 cases of postcricoid carcinoma. According to UICC 2002 criteria, 2 cases were for stage Ⅰ, 14 for stage Ⅱ, 32 for stage Ⅲ and 216 for stage Ⅳ...
May 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763905/scca-tsgf-and-the-long-non-coding-rna-ac007271-3-are-effective-biomarkers-for-diagnosing-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Tingru Shao, Jiaxin Huang, Zenan Zheng, Qingqing Wu, Tiancai Liu, Xiaozhi Lv
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most lethal malignancies worldwide and the most common type of oral cancer, characterized by invasive growth, frequent regional metastases, high recurrence, and poor prognosis. In the current study, we investigated the use of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), tumor-specific growth factor (TSGF), and squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCCA) as potential biomarkers for OSCC screening. METHODS: LncRNA expression was measured by microarray analysis in three sets of OSCC and paired normal mucosal tissues...
May 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758192/gastric-mucosal-metastasis-of-prostate-cancer
#17
Hayretdin Koklu, Gokhan Gedikoglu, Taylan Kav
A 65-year-old male patient who had been hospitalized in the ıntensive care unit for pneumonia presented with hematemesis and melena. He was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma of prostate (multiple bone and lung metastases), which was accompanied by diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. The hemoglobin levels decreased from 11.4 g/dL to 7.3 g/dL during follow-up. Upper endoscopy revealed widespread distribution of numerous umbilicated nodules with varying sizes (from 0.5 to 2 cm) on gastric mucosa (A, B, C)...
May 11, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757351/m10-a-novel-derivative-of-myricetin-prevents-ulcerative-colitis-and-colorectal-tumor-through-attenuating-robust-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#18
Feng Wang, Zhi-Yu Song, Xian-Jun Qu, Feng Li, Liang Zhang, Wen-Bao Li, Shu-Xiang Cui
Chronic gut inflammation disposes to an increased risk of colitis-associated cancer (CAC). Chemoprevention is an attractive complementary strategy. We aimed to evaluate the chemopreventive effects of M10, a novel derivative of Myricetin, in the murine azoxymethane (AOM)/dextran sodium sulfate (DSS) model. Oral administration of M10 at 50-100 mg/kg once a day for consecutive 12 weeks significantly prevented ulcerative colitis and colorectal tumor. Pathological analysis of intestines showed that M10 reduced the degree of chronic inflammation and prevented the progression of colorectal tumorigenesis...
May 11, 2018: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756979/prevention-of-oral-mucositis-secondary-to-antineoplastic-treatments-in-head-and-neck-cancer-by-supplementation-with-oral-glutamine
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Jerónimo Pachón Ibáñez, José Luis Pereira Cunill, Guiovana Fernanda Osorio Gómez, Jose Antonio Irles Rocamora, Pilar Serrano Aguayo, Begoña Quintana Ángel, José Fuentes Pradera, Manuel Chaves Conde, María José Ortiz Gordillo, Pedro Pablo García Luna
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the efficacy of glutamine in the prevention of the incidence of oral mucositis secondary to cancer therapies in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC). Secondary objectives were to know the incidence of odynophagia, interruptions of treatment and the requirements of analgesia and nasogastric tube. MATERIAL AND METHODS: prospective cohort study of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of HNC treated with radiotherapy ± concomitant chemotherapy...
February 27, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756389/pretreatment-risk-stratification-of-feeding-tube-use-in-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Nigel J Anderson, James E Jackson, Jennifer G Smith, Morikatsu Wada, Michal Schneider, Michael Poulsen, Maureen Rolfo, Maziar Fahandej, Hui Gan, Daryl Lim Joon, Vincent Khoo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to establish a risk stratification model for feeding tube use in patients who undergo intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancers. METHODS: One hundred thirty-nine patients treated with definitive IMRT (+/- concurrent chemotherapy) for head and neck mucosal cancers were included in this study. Patients were recommended a prophylactic feeding tube and followed up by a dietician for at least 8 weeks postradiotherapy (post-RT)...
May 13, 2018: Head & Neck
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