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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331119/estimation-of-biological-effects-of-tritium
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Toshiyuki Umata
Nuclear fusion technology is expected to create new energy in the future. However, nuclear fusion requires a large amount of tritium as a fuel, leading to concern about the exposure of radiation workers to tritium beta radiation. Furthermore, countermeasures for tritium-polluted water produced in decommissioning of the reactor at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station may potentially cause health problems in radiation workers. Although, internal exposure to tritium at a low dose/low dose rate can be assumed, biological effect of tritium exposure is not negligible, because tritiated water (HTO) intake to the body via the mouth/inhalation/skin would lead to homogeneous distribution throughout the whole body...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330788/oral-cancer-characteristics-in-france-descriptive-epidemiology-for-early-detection
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K Jéhannin-Ligier, O Dejardin, M Colonna, A V Guizard
Despite the frequency and lethality of oral cancers in France, there are no detailed general population data regarding the characteristics of these patients to fuel the public health authorities' reflections about early detection policies. Thus, the objective of this study was to determine, in the general population, the characteristics of both patients and tumours at the time of the diagnosis. A high-resolution, population-based study using 13 French registries was conducted on 1089 tumours diagnosed in 2010...
February 24, 2017: J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323577/mitigation-of-radiation-induced-epithelial-damage-by-the-tlr5-agonist-entolimod-in-a-mouse-model-of-fractionated-head-and-neck-irradiation
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Ilia A Toshkov, Anatoli S Gleiberman, Vadim L Mett, Alan D Hutson, Anurag K Singh, Andrei V Gudkov, Lyudmila G Burdelya
Radiation treatment of head and neck cancer frequently causes severe collateral damage to normal tissues including mouth mucosa, salivary glands and skin. This toxicity limits the radiation dose that can be delivered and affects the patient's quality of life. Previous studies in mice and nonhuman primates showed that entolimod, a toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) agonist derived from bacterial flagellin, effectively reduced radiation damage to hematopoietic and gastrointestinal tissues in both total-body and local irradiation scenarios, with no protection of tumors...
March 21, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320298/sodium-orthovanadate-inhibits-proliferation-and-triggers-apoptosis-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-vitro
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A A Khalil, M J Jameson
Sodium orthovanadate (SOV) is a general inhibitor of tyrosine phosphatases, a large family of enzymes that catalyze the removal of phosphate groups from tyrosine residues. SOV is commonly used in the laboratory to preserve the protein tyrosyl phosphorylation state of proteins under study. It has shown promising antineoplastic activity in some human cancer cell lines; this effect has not been fully investigated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. In this study, the effect of SOV on cell growth, proliferation, viability, and apoptosis was assessed in Cal27 cells, an oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell line...
February 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318871/changes-in-health-related-quality-of-life-of-oral-cancer-patients-treated-with-curative-intent-experience-of-a-developing-country
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J G Doss, W M N Ghani, I A Razak, Y H Yang, S N Rogers, R B Zain
This study aimed to assess changes in oral cancer patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the impact of disease stage on HRQOL scores. HRQOL data were collected from seven hospital-based centres using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Head and Neck (FACT-H&N) version 4.0 instrument. The independent samples t-test, χ(2) test, and paired samples t-test were used to analyse the data. A total of 300 patients were recruited. The most common oral cancer sub-site was tongue and floor of mouth (42...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318170/-application-of-saliva-in-disease-diagnosis
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Cheng Xingqun, Zhou Xuedong, Xu Xin
Saliva is secreted by salivary glands and performs a variety of functions, including mouth cleaning and protection, antibacterial activity, and digestion. With the rapid progress in salivaomics, saliva became recognized as a potential pool of biological markers. Being a non-invasive and safe source, saliva is a potential substitute for blood in diagnosis and prognosis of diseases. This review summarizes the latest advancement in saliva-related studies and presents the potential value of saliva in early diagnosis of oral diseases, such as dental caries, periodontal disease, cancer, diabetes, and other systemic disorders...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315206/otorhinolaryngological-toxicities-of-new-drugs-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Dana M Hartl, Daphné Morel, Erika Saavedra, Christophe Massard, Alessandra Rinaldo, Nabil F Saba, Alfio Ferlito, Jean-Charles Soria
Many new or relatively new cancer drugs-personalized anticancer agents-have been approved for use in various clinical settings in oncology or are still under evaluation in clinical trials. Targeted therapies as well as new immune checkpoint blockers have toxicity profiles that differ from conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy, and many can cause adverse effects that affect the mouth and pharynx, the nasal cavities, and the larynx. This review aims to provide an overview of current knowledge concerning these side effects and contemporary management...
March 17, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303381/differences-in-dietary-intake-during-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-patients-compared-to-women-without-cancer
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Y C de Vries, M M G A van den Berg, J H M de Vries, S Boesveldt, J Th C M de Kruif, N Buist, A Haringhuizen, M Los, D W Sommeijer, J H N Timmer-Bonte, H W M van Laarhoven, M Visser, E Kampman, R M Winkels
PURPOSE: Breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy often experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite that potentially affect dietary habits. This study assessed the intake of energy, macronutrients and food groups before and during chemotherapy in breast cancer patients compared with women without cancer, and determined the association between symptoms and energy and macronutrient intake. METHODS: This study included 117 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients scheduled for chemotherapy and 88 women without cancer...
March 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299254/volumetric-analysis-of-bone-substitute-material-performance-within-the-human-sinus-cavity-of-former-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jonas Lorenz, Kathrin Eichler, Mike Barbeck, Henriette Lerner, Stefan Stübinger, Catherine Seipel, Thomas J Vogl, Adorján F Kovács, Shahram Ghanaati, Robert A Sader
BACKGROUND: In numerous animal and human studies, it could be detected that in bone augmentation procedures, material's physicochemical characteristics can influence the cellular inflammatory pattern and therefore the integration in the host tissue. Histological, histomorphometrical, and clinical analyses of the integration of the biomaterial in the surrounding tissue are well established methodologies; however, they do not make a statement on volume and density changes of the augmented biomaterial...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294149/oral-health-in-relation-to-all-cause-mortality-the-ipc-cohort-study
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Margaux Adolph, Christelle Darnaud, Frédérique Thomas, Bruno Pannier, Nicolas Danchin, G David Batty, Philippe Bouchard
We evaluated the association between oral health and mortality. The study population comprised 76,188 subjects aged 16-89 years at recruitment. The mean follow-up time was 3.4 ± 2.4 years. Subjects with a personal medical history of cancer or cardiovascular disease and death by casualty were excluded from the analysis. A full-mouth clinical examination was performed in order to assess dental plaque, dental calculus and gingival inflammation. The number of teeth and functional masticatory units <5 were recorded...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291634/bilateral-lingual-artery-stenosis-a-rare-late-complication-of-chemoradiotherapy
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F Holtz, Y Monnier, U Borner, L Nisa
INTRODUCTION: Carotid artery stenosis following radiotherapy (RT) is a known risk factor for the development of cerebrovascular disease with a risk of subsequent stroke or transient ischaemic attack. In contrast, small vessel disease in the neck following RT has been more rarely described. CASE REPORT: The authors report the case of a 61-year-old man who developed partial lingual necrosis 4 years after surgery and postoperative chemoradiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth...
March 10, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280616/differences-in-symptom-occurrence-severity-and-distress-ratings-between-patients-with-gastrointestinal-cancers-who-received-chemotherapy-alone-or-chemotherapy-with-targeted-therapy
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Ilufredo Y Tantoy, Anand Dhruva, Janine Cataldo, Alan Venook, Bruce A Cooper, Steven M Paul, Jon D Levine, Yvette P Conley, Frances Cartwright, Kathryn Lee, Fay Wright, Christine Miaskowski
BACKGROUND: Approximately 28% of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers will receive targeted therapy (TT) because of the associated increases in survival. Only four studies have examined the symptom experience of these patients. To date, no studies have evaluated for differences in symptom occurrence, severity, and distress between patients who received chemotherapy (CTX) alone (n=304) or CTX with TT (n=93). METHODS: Patients completed self-report questionnaires, approximately one week after they received CTX...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267224/prognostic-value-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-in-patients-with-stage-iii-colorectal-cancer
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Shigehiro Koganemaru, Naoko Inoshita, Yuji Miura, Yu Miyama, Yudai Fukui, Yukinori Ozaki, Kenji Tomizawa, Yutaka Hanaoka, Shigeo Toda, Koichi Suyama, Yuko Tanabe, Jin Moriyama, Takeshi Fujii, Shuichiro Matoba, Hiroya Kuroyanagi, Toshimi Takano
The Programmed death-1/ Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) pathway is a negative feedback pathway that suppresses the activity of T cells. Previous studies reported that high PD-L1 expression on tumor cells (TCs) was associated with poor survival in patients with colorectal cancer; however, the prognostic evaluation of these studies was limited because they included patients at various disease stages. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between PD-L1 status in the immune microenvironment and the clinicopathological features of stage III colorectal cancer...
March 7, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263847/folic-acid-conjugated-pyropheophorbide-a-as-the-photosensitizer-tested-for-in-vivo-targeted-photodynamic-therapy
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Jin Wang, Qian Liu, Yuting Zhang, Huan Shi, Hui Liu, Wenjun Guo, Yanhong Ma, Weiqiang Huang, Zhangyong Hong
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a highly localized and minimally invasive cancer treatment modality with many important advantages, but the lack of ideal photosensitizers (PSs) greatly restricts its clinical utility. To develop new PSs with highly efficient singlet oxygen production and high tumor-localizing ability to reduce damage to healthy adjacent tissues, we conjugated folic acid (FA) with pyropheophorbide a (Pyro), a potent photosensitizer with a very high singlet oxygen quantum yield and a high extinction coefficient...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256385/the-role-of-parotid-gland-irradiation-in-the-development-of-severe-hyposalivation-xerostomia-after-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer-temporal-patterns-risk-factors-and-testing-the-quantec-guidelines
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Adepitan A Owosho, Maria Thor, Jung Hun Oh, Nadeem Riaz, C Jillian Tsai, Haley Rosenberg, Spyridon Varthis, Sae Hee K Yom, Joseph M Huryn, Nancy Y Lee, Joseph O Deasy, Cherry L Estilo
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate temporal patterns and potential risk factors for severe hyposalivation (xerostomia) after intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for head and neck cancer (HNC), and to test the two QUANTEC (Quantitative Analysis of Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic) guidelines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-three patients treated at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center between 2006 and 2015, who had a minimum of three stimulated whole mouth saliva flow measurements (WMSFM) at a median follow-up time of 11 (range: 3-24) months were included...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253238/can-we-help-prevent-mouth-cancer
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Leslie Snape, Derek W Goodisson
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March 3, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241807/clinical-registry-of-dental-outcomes-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-orarad-rationale-methods-and-recruitment-considerations
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Rajesh V Lalla, Leslie Long-Simpson, James S Hodges, Nathaniel Treister, Thomas Sollecito, Brian Schmidt, Lauren L Patton, Michael T Brennan
BACKGROUND: Most head and neck (H&N) cancer patients receive high-dose external beam radiation therapy (RT), often in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Unfortunately, high-dose RT has significant adverse effects on the oral and maxillofacial tissues, some of which persist for the life of the patient. However, dental management of these patients is based largely on individual and expert opinion, as few studies have followed patients prospectively to determine factors that predict adverse oral sequelae...
February 27, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230590/modified-lateral-surgical-approach-to-the-pterygopalatine-fossa
#18
Masataka Uehara, Masaaki Sasaguri, Shunji Shiiba, Kazuhiro Tominaga
Oral cancer, especially that originates in the maxillary tuberosity, buccal mucosa, and maxillary alveolus, is apt to invade the pterygopalatine fossa, where an intraoral approach is nearly impossible. There are 2 main types of extraoral approach to the pterygopalatine fossa; the anterior approach and the lateral approach. Although the lateral approach has an advantage compared with the anterior approach in terms of cosmetics, after the operation numbness of the lower lip occurs due to the sacrifice of the mental nerve...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226414/methylene-blue-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-pain-associated-with-oral-mucositis
#19
Carlos J Roldan, Kent Nouri, Thomas Chai, Billy Huh
Oral mucositis is a common and often debilitating complication among cancer patients receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck or chemotherapy agents, or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pain and decreased oral function associated with oral mucositis may persist long after the conclusion of therapy. Although most patients respond to conservative management, a subset of patients develop intractable pain with severe consequences. For some, the use of total parenteral nutrition with insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tubes is the only alternative...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220985/the-head-and-neck-cancer-patient-concern-inventory-%C3%A2-patient-concerns-prevalence-dental-concerns-impact-and-relationships-of-concerns-with-quality-of-life-measures
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Maria L Aguilar, Pamela Sandow, John W Werning, Lia Brenneman, Walter J Psoter
PURPOSE: The Patient Concern Inventory(©) (PCI) is a clinical tool of self-reported patient concerns to be used by the clinician to structure the patient-oncologist visit. It was developed in the United Kingdom to address the issues of quality of life (QOL) in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients. The purpose of the study reported here was to determine the prevalence of PCI(©) items, the associations between PCI(©) items and QOL, and to explore the importance of oral/dental issues in the patient's well-being...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
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