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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809134/cancer-treatment-experiences-among-survivors-of-childhood-sexual-abuse-a-qualitative-investigation-of-triggers-and-reactions-to-cumulative-trauma
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Julie B Schnur, Matthew J Dillon, Rachel E Goldsmith, Guy H Montgomery
OBJECTIVE: Some 25% of women and 8% of men in the United States have experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA) before the age of 18. For these individuals, healthcare visits and interactions can be retraumatizing due to perceived similarities to past abuse (e.g., pain, undressing, lack of control). However, no prior studies have provided formal qualitative analyses regarding CSA survivors' reactions to cancer treatment. Therefore, our study's objective was to identify key themes pertaining to CSA survivors' cancer treatment experiences...
August 15, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797517/gynecologic-anatomic-abnormalities-following-anorectal-malformations-repair
#2
Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Carlos A Reck, Kate A McCracken, Victoria A Lane, Alessandra C Gasior, Richard J Wood, Marc A Levitt, Geri D Hewitt
BACKGROUND/AIM: Patients may present with gynecologic concerns after previous posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) for repair of an anorectal malformation (ARM). Common findings include an inadequate or shortened perineal body, as well as introital stenosis, retained vaginal septum, and remnant rectovestibular fistula. An inadequate or shortened perineal body may impact fecal continence, sexual function and recommendations regarding obstetrical mode of delivery. We describe our experience with female patients referred to our center for evaluation of their previously repaired ARM, with a specific focus on perineal body anatomy and concomitant gynecologic abnormalities...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795911/the-development-of-eras-across-surgical-specialties
#3
James C Senturk, Gentian Kristo, Jason Gold, Ronald Bleday, Edward Whang
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS(®)) principles have gained traction in variety of surgical disciplines. The promise of a reduced length of stay without compromising patient safety or increasing readmission rates has produced a body of literature examining the implementation of ERAS in the care of general, thoracic, urologic, and gynecologic surgery patients. METHODS: We performed a review of the literature pertaining to studies of ERAS implementation across colorectal surgery, general surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, and gynecology...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734498/surgical-site-infection-reduction-bundle-in-patients-with-gynecologic-cancer-undergoing-colon-surgery
#4
Maria B Schiavone, Lea Moukarzel, Kam Leong, Qin C Zhou, Anoushka M Afonso, Alexia Iasonos, Kara Long Roche, Mario M Leitao, Dennis S Chi, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Oliver Zivanovic
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infections (SSIs) can lead to substantial morbidity, prolonged hospitalization, increased costs, and death in patients undergoing colorectal procedures. We sought to investigate the effect of using an SSI reduction bundle on the rate of SSIs in gynecologic cancer patients undergoing colon surgery. METHODS: We identified all gynecologic cancer patients who underwent colon resection at our institution from 2014 to 2016, during which time a service-wide SSI reduction bundle was introduced...
July 19, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717759/quality-oncology-practice-initiative-can-guide-and-improve-oncology-providers-training-in-brazil
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Cristiane Decat Bergerot, Errol J Philip, Paulo Gustavo Bergerot, Simone Elias, Daiane Pereira Guimarães, Nora Manoukian Forones, Otavio Cesar Carvalho Guimarães Baiocchi, Nildo Alves Batista, Edvane Birelo Lopes De Domenico
PURPOSE: It has become crucial to translate scientific findings and to find ways by which to mobilize local resources to improve the quality and accessibility of cancer care in developing countries. This study seeks to provide insight into challenge through examining differences in clinician documentation of patients with cancer treated at a Brazilian Public University Hospital. METHODS: ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) measures were used to examine the care provided in the departments of breast, colorectal, lymphoma, gynecology, and lung cancers...
June 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645422/form-of-presentation-natural-history-and-course-of-postoperative-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-operated-on-for-pelvic-and-abdominal-cancer-analysis-of-the-riete-registry
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Ana Belén Bustos Merlo, Juan Ignacio Arcelus Martínez, Jesús Damián Turiño Luque, Beatriz Valero, Aurora Villalobos, Miguel Ángel Aibar, Manuel Monreal Bosch
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) represents a serious complication after oncologic surgery. Recent studies have shown that the risk of VTE persists several weeks after surgery. This study assesses the form of presentation and time course of VTE after abdominal and pelvic cancer surgery. METHODS: Prospective, multicenter, observational study that analyzes data from an international registry (RIETE) that includes consecutive patients with symptomatic VTE...
June 20, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631533/u-can-a-prospective-longitudinal-collection-of-biomaterials-and-clinical-information-from-adult-cancer-patients-in-sweden
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Bengt Glimelius, Beatrice Melin, Gunilla Enblad, Irina Alafuzoff, Anna Beskow, Håkan Ahlström, Anna Bill-Axelson, Helgi Birgisson, Ove Björ, Per-Henrik Edqvist, Tony Hansson, Thomas Helleday, Per Hellman, Kerstin Henriksson, Göran Hesselager, Magnus Hultdin, Michael Häggman, Martin Höglund, Håkan Jonsson, Chatarina Larsson, Henrik Lindman, Ingrid Ljuslinder, Stephanie Mindus, Peter Nygren, Fredrik Pontén, Katrine Riklund, Richard Rosenquist, Fredrik Sandin, Jochen M Schwenk, Roger Stenling, Karin Stålberg, Peter Stålberg, Christer Sundström, Camilla Thellenberg Karlsson, Bengt Westermark, Anders Bergh, Lena Claesson-Welsh, Richard Palmqvist, Tobias Sjöblom
BACKGROUND: Progress in cancer biomarker discovery is dependent on access to high-quality biological materials and high-resolution clinical data from the same cases. To overcome current limitations, a systematic prospective longitudinal sampling of multidisciplinary clinical data, blood and tissue from cancer patients was therefore initiated in 2010 by Uppsala and Umeå Universities and involving their corresponding University Hospitals, which are referral centers for one third of the Swedish population...
June 20, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628975/highly-expressed-long-non-coding-rna-nnt-as1-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-through-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-in-cervical-cancer
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Fangfang Hua, Shanshan Liu, Lihong Zhu, Ning Ma, Shan Jiang, Jun Yang
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the most common gynecological malignancies in women worldwide. The previous study showed that lncRNA NNT-AS1 could play an important role in tumor development and metastasis of colorectal cancer. However, little is known about the function of NNT-AS1 in cervical cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression profile of NNT-AS1 in cervical cancer and assess its possible molecular mechanism. METHODS: Relative expression levels of NNT-AS1 in cervical cancer tissues were determined by qRT-PCR...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582377/is-it-the-end-for-urologic-pelvic-laparoscopic-surgery
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Grigorios Athanasiadis, Andreas Bourdoumis, Junaid Masood
AIM: To scrutinize the rapid development of robotic versus traditional laparoscopic technique in pelvic urologic surgery. INTRODUCTION: In the last few decades, advances in research and development have led to tremendous progress in medical diagnostics and treatment of disease. Minimally invasive surgery has moved from experimental to becoming the dominant form of surgical management across the surgical specialties. Laparoscopy is nowadays used widely in abdominal surgery, from simple diagnostic laparoscopy to complex colorectal and gynecologic cancer procedures...
June 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578502/promotor-analysis-of-esr1-in-endometrial-cancer-cell-lines-endometrial-and-endometriotic-tissue
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Vanessa Toderow, Martina Rahmeh, Simone Hofmann, Verena Kirn, Sven Mahner, Udo Jeschke, Viktoria von Schönfeldt
PURPOSE: The nuclear hormone receptor estrogen receptor α (ERα) is pivotal for numerous processes in the cell. As a transcription factor, it regulates eukaryotic gene expression and affects cellular proliferation and differentiation in target tissues. Moreover, ERα is known for its influence on various gynecological diseases and carcinogenesis. Since its expression is often altered in diseased tissues and this alteration was found to be caused by hypermethylation of the ESR1 promotor region in cancer, including breast and colorectal cancer, the aim of this study is to elucidate if the expression of ERα is also regulated epigenetically in endometriosis and endometrial cancer...
August 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565789/abdominal-ultrasonography-for-patients-with-abdominal-pain-as-a-first-line-diagnostic-imaging-modality
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Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Rumiko Hasegawa, Yoshinori Shirai, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
The utility and limitations of abdominal ultrasonography (US) were retrospectively evaluated as a first-line diagnostic imaging modality in patients with abdominal pain. Hospital records from patients subjected to abdominal US as a first-line diagnostic imaging examination at the National Hospital Organization Shimoshizu Hospital (Yotsukaido, Japan) from April 2010 to April 2015 were analyzed. Only those patients who underwent abdominal US to diagnose abdominal symptoms were included in the present study. All patients with prior diagnostic imaging examination findings were excluded from the study in order to reduce bias of results...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564635/a-high-plasma-d-dimer-level-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-gynecological-tumors-in-east-asia-area-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lei Xu, Fan He, Hongcai Wang, Bei Gao, Huini Wu, Shuping Zhao
High pre-treatment plasma D-dimer levels have been reported as a factor associated with a poor prognosis in different types of malignancies, including pancreatic, gastric, colorectal, lung, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Here, we performed a meta-analysis to determine the association of plasma D-dimer levels and long term survival in gynecological cancers, including ovarian, cervical and endometrial carcinoma. We searched all eligible publications in PubMed and Web of Science Databases up to August 2016. Primary outcomes, including overall survival (OS), disease-free survival and hazard ratios (HR) of were extracted and analyzed...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562160/work-experiences-of-patients-receiving-palliative-care-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center-exploratory-analysis
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Paul A Glare, Tanya Nikolova, Alberta Alickaj, Sujata Patil, Victoria Blinder
BACKGROUND: Employment-related issues have been largely overlooked in cancer patients needing palliative care. These issues may become more relevant as cancer evolves into more of a chronic illness and palliative care is provided independent of stage or prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the employment situations of working-age palliative care patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey setting/subjects: Consecutive sample of 112 patients followed in palliative care outpatient clinics at a comprehensive cancer center...
July 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540826/drugs-doses-and-durations-of-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-standardising-hipec-and-epic-for-colorectal-appendiceal-gastric-ovarian-peritoneal-surface-malignancies-and-peritoneal-mesothelioma
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Lieselotte Lemoine, Paul Sugarbaker, Kurt Van der Speeten
Peritoneal surface malignancy (PSM) is a common manifestation of digestive and gynaecologic malignancies alike. At present, patients with isolated PSM are treated with a combination therapy of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic peroperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). The combination of CRS and intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy should now be considered standard of care for PSM from appendiceal epithelial cancers, colorectal cancer and peritoneal mesothelioma. Although there is a near universal standardisation regarding the CRS, we are still lacking a much-needed standardisation amongst the various IP chemotherapy treatment modalities used today in clinical practice...
August 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462623/-prospective-study-to-determine-the-diagnostic-sensitivity-of-sigmoidoscopy-in-bowel-endometriosis
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Péter Lukovich, Noémi Csibi, Réka Brubel, Krisztina Tari, Szilvia Csuka, László Harsányi, János Rigó, Attila Bokor
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: In the treatment of colorectal endometriosis a multidisciplinary laparoscopic resection is suggested, for this reason the correct selection of bowel infiltration is essential before surgery. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between 2009 and 2015, 383 sigmoidoscopies were performed in patients with endometriosis. Where mucosal invasion was absent secondary signs (wall rigidity, impression, kinking, pain during the examination, suffusion) were analysed. In endoscopically confirmed cases multidisciplinary surgery was performed, the remaining patients were operated by a gynecologic team only...
February 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454301/immunohistochemical-profile-of-ing3-protein-in-normal-and-cancerous-tissues
#16
Wen-Feng Gou, Xue-Feng Yang, Dao-Fu Shen, Shuang Zhao, Hong-Zhi Sun, Jun-Sheng Luo, Hua-Chuan Zheng
The inhibitor of growth family, member 3 (ING3) protein may be capable of blocking the cell cycle via activating p53-transactivated promoters of p21 and Bcl2-associated X protein, and may induce apoptosis via a Fas/caspase-8-dependent signaling pathway. In the present study, immunohistochemistry was performed in order to characterize the expression profile of ING3 protein in tissue microarrays containing mouse and human normal tissue, human hepatocellular (n=62), renal clear cell (n=62), pancreatic (n=62), esophageal squamous cell (n=45), cervical squamous cell (n=31), breast (n=144), gastric (n=196), colorectal (n=96), ovarian (n=208), endometrial (n=96) and lung carcinoma (n=192)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408840/clinical-course-and-outcome-of-patients-with-high-level-microsatellite-instability-cancers-in-a-real-life-setting-a-retrospective-analysis
#17
Naama Halpern, Yael Goldberg, Luna Kadouri, Morasha Duvdevani, Tamar Hamburger, Tamar Peretz, Ayala Hubert
BACKGROUND: The prognostic and predictive significance of the high-level microsatellite instability (MSI-H) phenotype in various malignancies is unclear. We describe the characteristics, clinical course, and outcomes of patients with MSI-H malignancies treated in a real-life hospital setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of MSI-H cancer patient files was conducted. We analyzed the genetic data, clinical characteristics, and oncological treatments, including chemotherapy and surgical interventions...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403962/management-of-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-by-laparoscopic-route-with-robotic-assistance-3-year-experience
#18
C Abo, H Roman, V Bridoux, E Huet, J-J Tuech, B Resch, E Stochino, L Marpeau, B Darwish
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of deep endometriosis surgery using robotic assistance, benefits and limits of this approach. METHOD: Case-series study enrolling patients managed for deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) using robotic assistance in our department between September 2011 and March 2014 (NCT02294825). Self-questionnaires including pain and digestive symptoms were filled in preoperatively and 1 year after surgery. RESULTS: Thirty-five patients were enrolled in the series...
January 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353600/influence-of-gum-chewing-on-postoperative-bowel-activity-after-laparoscopic-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Bujun Ge, Hongmei Zhao, Rui Lin, Jialiang Wang, Quanning Chen, Liming Liu, Qi Huang
BACKGROUND: In some studies, gum-chewing was demonstrated to have a beneficial effect on resumption of bowel function; however, other contradictory findings in other studies refute the effects of gum-chewing on peristaltic movements and digestive system stimulation. In addition, most previous studies were after colorectal or gynecology surgery, whereas few reports focused on the effect of gum-chewing after gastrectomy. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to assess the effectiveness of gum-chewing on postoperative bowel function in patients who had undergone laparoscopic gastrectomy...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277591/the-role-of-fluorescent-angiography-in-anastomotic-leaks
#20
Sarath Sujatha-Bhaskar, Mehraneh D Jafari, Michael J Stamos
Anastomotic leaks following colorectal anastomosis has substantial implications including increased morbidity, longer hospitalization, and reduced overall survival. The etiology of leaks includes patient factors, technical factors, and anastomotic perfusion. An intact anastomotic blood supply is especially crucial in the physiology of anastomotic healing. To date, no established intraoperative methods have been developed that reliably and reproducibly identify and prevent leak occurrence. Recently, fluorescent angiography (FA) with indocyanine green (ICG) has emerged as an innovative modality for intraoperative perfusion assessment...
March 9, 2017: Surgical Technology International
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