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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104743/active-brown-fat-during-18fdg-pet-ct-imaging-defines-a-patient-group-with-characteristic-traits-and-an-increased-probability-of-brown-fat-redetection
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Carlos Gerngroß, Johanna Schretter, Martin Klingenspor, Markus Schwaiger, Tobias Fromme
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) provides a means of non-shivering thermogenesis. In humans, active BAT can be visualized by (18)F-fluoro-desoxyglucose (FDG) uptake as detected by positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computer tomography (CT). The retrospective analysis of clinical scans is a valuable source to identify anthropometric parameters that influence BAT mass and activity and thus the potential efficacy of envisioned drugs targeting this tissue to treat metabolic disease. We analyzed 2854 FDG-PET/CT scans from 1644 patients and identified 98 scans from 81 patients with active BAT...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104034/-patterns-of-recurrence-in-patients-with-stage-%C3%A2-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-radical-resection
#2
Y X Wang, Q Yang, M He, R Qiu, J Li, S C Zhu, X Y Qiao, Z Qi
Objective: To evaluate the patterns of recurrence and their value on target delineation for postoperative radiotherapy (RT) in patients with stage Ⅲ thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after esophagectomy. Methods: 395 patients (302 male and 93 female) of stage Ⅲ thoracic ESCC after radical resection were enrolled in this study. Among them, 375 patients were treated with two-field and other 20 with three-field esopahgectomy. 97 patients were treated with surgery alone, 212 with adjuvant postoperative chemotherapy (CT), 56 with radiotherapy (RT) and 30 with CT plus RT...
January 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099243/supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-in-the-presence-of-a-cervical-rib
#3
Monica Liu, Philip Peng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092409/quantification-of-brown-and-white-adipose-tissue-based-on-gaussian-mixture-model-using-water-fat-and-t2-mri-in-adolescents
#4
Steve C N Hui, Jacky K L Ko, Teng Zhang, Lin Shi, David K W Yeung, Defeng Wang, Queenie Chan, Winnie C W Chu
PURPOSE: To develop a technique for the separation and quantification of brown adipose tissue (BAT) and white adipose tissue (WAT) using fat fraction and T2* intensity based on the Gaussian mixture model (GMM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chemical-shift water-fat and T2* images were acquired at the neck, supraclavicular, interscapular, and paravertebral regions in 24 volunteers (Obese: n = 12, female/male = 6/6, body mass index [BMI] = 31.3 ± 2.3 kg/m(2) , age = 16...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091898/the-outcomes-of-radiotherapy-and-factors-that-predict-overall-survival-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
H Yin, M E, H Zhang, C Wang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate radiotherapy in terms of both feasibility and efficacy for the treatment of 206 elderly patients (≥70 years) with unresectable ESCC and to investigate the factors that predict overall survival in those patients. METHODS: Totally, 206 elderly patients with esophageal cancer (≥70 years) treated with RT for ESCC in the Harbin Medical University Affiliated Tumor Hospital were retrospectively enrolled. Radiation treatment results and side effects were evaluated...
January 13, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069070/successful-management-of-synchronous-recurrent-breast-carcinoma-with-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-a-case-report
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Choukri Elm'hadi, Mohamed Reda Khmamouche, Rachid Tanz, Mehdi Toreis, ElMehdi Mahtat, Mohammed Allaoui, Mohammed Oukabli, Nezha Messaoudi, Hassan Errihani, Mohammed Ichou
BACKGROUND: Survival is increasing after early breast cancer revealing frequent relapses and possibility of developing secondary malignancies. The concomitant occurrence of these two events is exceptionally disastrous and lethal. We report a case of a Moroccan woman who was successfully managed for synchronous recurrent breast carcinoma and chronic myelogenous leukemia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old Moroccan woman was diagnosed with localized breast carcinoma in 2008...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069039/supraclavicular-lymph-node-incisional-biopsies-have-no-influence-on-the-prognosis-of-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-a-retrospective-study
#7
Song Dong, Ning Zhao, Wei Deng, Hui-Wen Sun, Fei-Yu Niu, Jin-Ji Yang, Wen-Zhao Zhong, Feng Li, Hong-Hong Yan, Chong-Rui Xu, Qiu-Yi Zhang, Xue-Ning Yang, Ri-Qiang Liao, Qiang Nie, Yi-Long Wu
BACKGROUND: Supraclavicular lymph node (SCLN) biopsies play an important role in diagnosing and staging lung cancer. However, not all patients with SCLN metastasis can have a complete resection. It is still unknown whether SCLN incisional biopsies affect the prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: Patients who were histologically confirmed to have NSCLC with SCLN metastasis were enrolled in the study from January 2007 to December 2012 at Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute...
January 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066592/mapping-patterns-of-nodal-metastases-in-esophageal-carcinoma-rethinking-the-clinical-target-volume-for-supraclavicular-nodal-irradiation
#8
Yijun Luo, Yuhui Liu, Xiaoli Wang, Bin Zhang, Jinming Yu, Chengang Wang, Yong Huang, Minghuan Li
BACKGROUND: To map detail distribution of metastatic supraclavicular (SCV) lymph nodes (LN) in esophageal cancer (EC) patients and determine the precise radiation therapy clinical target volume (CTV). METHODS: A total of 101 thoracic esophageal carcinoma patients after surgery experienced SCV LN metastasis were retrospectively examined. The SCV region is further divided into four subgroups. Using hand drawings registration, nodes were mapped to a template computed tomogram to provide a visual impression of nodal frequencies and anatomic distribution...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061517/supraclavicular-flap-reconstruction-of-cutaneous-defects-has-lower-complication-rate-than-mucosal-defects
#9
Sameep Kadakia, Jay Agarwal, Moustafa Mourad, Sara Ashai, Thomas Lee, Yadranko Ducic
Background The objective of this study was to determine whether there was a difference in complication rate between cutaneous and mucosal defects reconstructed with the supraclavicular artery flap. Methods Retrospective review of postoperative complications in 63 patients from 2008 to 2015 with cutaneous and mucosal head and neck defects following oncologic ablation reconstructed with the supraclavicular flap, with a minimum follow-up duration of 6 months. Of the 63 patients, 38 patients had cutaneous defects, whereas 25 had mucosal defects...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052649/prognostic-impact-of-elective-supraclavicular-nodal-irradiation-for-patients-with-n1-breast-cancer-after-lumpectomy-and-anthracycline-plus-taxane-based-chemotherapy-krog-1418-a-multicenter-case-controlled-study
#10
Haeyoung Kim, Won Park, Jeong Il Yu, Doo Ho Choi, Seung Jae Huh, Yeon-Joo Kim, Eun Sook Lee, Keun Seok Lee, Han-Sung Kang, In Hae Park, Kyung Hwan Shin, Chan Woo Wee, Kyubo Kim, Kyung Ran Park, Yong Bae Kim, Sung Ja Ahn, Jong Hoon Lee, Jin Hee Kim, Mison Chun, Hyung-Sik Lee, Jung Soo Kim, Jihye Cha
Purpose: This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of supraclavicular lymph node radiotherapy (SCNRT) on N1 breast cancer patients receiving post-lumpectomy whole-breast irradiation (WBI) and anthracycline plus taxane-based (AT) chemotherapy. Materials and Methods: We performed a case-control analysis to compare the outcomes of WBI and WBI plus SCNRT (WBI+SCNRT). Among 1,147 patients with N1 breast cancer who received post-lumpectomy radiotherapy and AT-based chemotherapy in 12 hospitals, 542 were selected after propensity score matching...
January 4, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049509/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-a-refractory-skin-ulcer-after-radical-mastectomy-and-radiation-therapy-a-case-report
#11
Mitsuhiro Enomoto, Kazuyoshi Yagishita, Kae Okuma, Takuya Oyaizu, Yasushi Kojima, Atsushi Okubo, Takuma Maeda, Satoko Miyamoto, Atsushi Okawa
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy is performed as an adjuvant therapy when indicated following surgical resection of malignant tumors. However, radiation exposure induces acute or chronic dermatitis, depending on the radiation dose, interval, tissue volume, or irradiated area of the body. Radiation-induced skin ulcers and osteomyelitis of the underlying bone are intractable late-stage complications of radiation therapy, and often require reconstructive surgery to cover exposed tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been suggested as a treatment for delayed radiation injury with soft tissue and bony necrosis...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048814/su-f-j-123-ct-based-determination-of-dibh-variability-and-its-dosimetric-impact-on-post-mastectomy-plus-regional-nodal-radiation-therapy
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M Malin, H Kang, K Tatebe, Y Hasan, S Chmura, H Al-Hallaq
PURPOSE: Breast cancer radiotherapy delivered using voluntary deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) requires reproducible breath holds, particularly when matching supraclavicular fields to tangential fields. We studied the impact of variation in DIBHs on CTV and OAR dose metrics by comparing the dose distribution computed on two DIBH CT scans taken at the time of simulation. METHODS: Ten patients receiving 50Gy in 25 fractions to the left chestwall and regional lymph nodes were studied...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048736/su-f-j-55-feasibility-of-supraclavicular-field-treatment-by-investigating-variation-of-junction-position-between-breast-tangential-and-supraclavicular-fields-for-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-dibh-left-breast-radiation
#13
H Zhao, V Sarkar, A Paxton, P Rassiah-Szegedi, Y Huang, M Szegedi, L Huang, F Su, B Salter
PURPOSE: To explore the feasibility of supraclavicular field treatment by investigating the variation of junction position between tangential and supraclavicular fields during left breast radiation using DIBH technique. METHODS: Six patients with left breast cancer treated using DIBH technique were included in this study. AlignRT system was used to track patient's breast surface. During daily treatment, when the patient's DIBH reached preset AlignRT tolerance of ±3mm for all principle directions (vertical, longitudinal, and lateral), the remaining longitudinal offset was recorded...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047281/su-f-t-204-a-preliminary-approach-of-reducing-contralateral-breast-and-heart-dose-in-left-sided-whole-breast-cancer-patients-utilizing-proton-beams
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M Islam, O Algan, H Jin, S Ahmad, S Hossain
PURPOSE: To investigate the plan quality and feasibility of a hybrid plan utilizing proton and photon fields for superior coverage in the internal mammary (IM) and supraclavicular (S/C) regions while minimizing heart and contralateral breast dose for the left-sided whole breast cancer patient treatment. METHODS: This preliminary study carried out on single left-sided intact breast patient involved IM and S/C nodes. The IM and S/C node fields of the 5-Field 3DCRT photon-electron base plan were replaced by two proton fields...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047190/su-f-t-387-a-novel-optimization-technique-for-field-in-field-fif-chestwall-radiation-therapy-using-a-single-plan-to-improve-delivery-safety-and-treatment-planning-efficiency
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A Tabibian, A Kim, J Rose, M Alvelo, C Perel, K Laiken, N Sheth
PURPOSE: A novel optimization technique was developed for field-in-field (FIF) chestwall radiotherapy using bolus every other day. The dosimetry was compared to currently used optimization. METHODS: The prior five patients treated at our clinic to the chestwall and supraclavicular nodes with a mono-isocentric four-field arrangement were selected for this study. The prescription was 5040 cGy in 28 fractions, 5 mm bolus every other day on the tangent fields, 6 and/or 10 MV x-rays, and multileaf collimation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045418/primary-coarctation-related-isthmus-aneurysm-in-an-adult
#16
Jose María González-Santos, María Elena Arnáiz-García, María José Dalmau-Sorlí, Javier Rodríguez-Collado, Javier López Rodríguez
A 56-year-old female patient was transferred due to the presence of a left supraclavicular pulsatile mass. Further work-up was performed to confirm diagnosis. Angiography and computed tomography were also performed. The anatomy of the thoracic aorta suggested an unknown and untreated aortic coarctation. A second aortic narrowing was identified at the aortic arch, a result of elongation of the aorta. Endovascular approach was not possible, due to complexity of the aortic anatomy, and tortuosity. Open surgical repair was successfully performed...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040230/-cervical-thoracic-duct-cyst-an-uncommon-entity
#17
Manuel Carreira-Delgado, Elvira Fernández-Rodríguez, Marta Martínez-Míguez, María Jesús Álvarez-Martín, José Manuel Nuño Vázquez-Garza
BACKGROUND: Cervical thoracic duct cysts are a rare anomaly. OBJECTIVE: To report a case of cervical thoracic duct cyst, and perform a literature review. CLINICAL CASE: A 78-year-old female, with a one-year history of a left-sided asymptomatic supraclavicular cystic mass. Computerized tomography revealed a cystic mass 42mm in diameter. We performed a fine needle aspiration puncture, obtaining a thick, milky, whitish liquid. The patient underwent surgery; finding a left-sided supraclavicular cystic mass, with some lymph vessels heading towards the jugulo subclavian venous junction...
December 28, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033509/atlas-based-segmentation-in-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-evaluation-of-specific-and-generic-purpose-atlases
#18
Delia Ciardo, Marianna Alessandra Gerardi, Sabrina Vigorito, Anna Morra, Veronica Dell'acqua, Federico Javier Diaz, Federica Cattani, Paolo Zaffino, Rosalinda Ricotti, Maria Francesca Spadea, Marco Riboldi, Roberto Orecchia, Guido Baroni, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa
OBJECTIVES: Atlas-based automatic segmentation (ABAS) addresses the challenges of accuracy and reliability in manual segmentation. We aim to evaluate the contribution of specific-purpose in ABAS of breast cancer (BC) patients with respect to generic-purpose libraries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One generic-purpose and 9 specific-purpose libraries, stratified according to type of surgery and size of thorax circumference, were obtained from the computed tomography of 200 BC patients...
December 26, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029663/regional-hyperthermia-combined-with-radiotherapy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-supraclavicular-lymph-node-metastasis
#19
Sheng Liming, Ji Yongling, Wu Qiner, Du Xianghui
To assess the efficacy and toxicity of Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and hyperthermia for upper and middle thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (UMT-ESCC) with supraclavicular lymph node metastasis. A total of 50 patients with UMT-ESCC with supraclavicular lymph node metastasis were evaluated in this retrospective study. All patients received IMRT. Hyperthermia was delivered simultaneously with irradiation, in 45 minutes twice a week for 5-6 weeks. Hyperthermia included supraclavicular lymph node metastasis...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024719/prognostic-impact-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-high-risk-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
#20
Yi-Chun Liu, Wen-Yi Wang, Chih-Wen Twu, Rong-San Jiang, Kai-Li Liang, Ching-Te Wu, Po-Ju Lin, Jing-Wen Huang, He-Yuan Hsieh, Jin-Ching Lin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prognostic impact of adjuvant chemotherapy (AdjCT) in patients with high-risk nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total 403 NPC patients with at least one of the following criteria (1) neck node>6cm; (2) supraclavicular node metastasis; (3) skull base destruction/intracranial invasion plus multiple nodes metastasis; or (4) multiple neck nodes metastasis with one of nodal size>4cm were retrospectively reviewed...
January 2017: Oral Oncology
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