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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820311/clinical-radiobiology-of-proton-therapy-modeling-of-rbe
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B Jones
PURPOSE: To better estimate relative biological effectiveness (RBE) in therapeutic proton beams by using a modeled approach, in order to improve their clinical safety and effectiveness. INTRODUCTION: Concerns exist about the 1.1 RBE used in proton therapy, since it may lead to unintentional over- and under-dosage in patients and so lead to unexpected clinical outcomes. Late reacting normal tissues (with low α/β values), might be overdosed if RBE >1.1; very radiosensitive tumors (with high α/β), might be under-dosed if RBE <1...
August 18, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817381/advanced-radiation-dosimetry-phantom-ardos-a-versatile-breathing-phantom-for-4d-radiation-therapy-and-medical-imaging
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Natalia Kostiukhina, Dietmar Georg, Sofia Rollet, Peter Kuess, Andrej Sipaj, Piotr Andrzejewski, Hugo Furtado, Ivo Rausch, Wolfgang Lechner, Elisabeth Steiner, Hunor Kertesz, Barbara Knaeusl
A novel breathing phantom was designed for being used in conventional and ion-beam radiotherapy as well as for medical imaging. Accurate dose delivery and patient safety are aimed to be verified for four-dimensional (4D) treatment techniques compensating for breathing-induced tumor motion. The phantom includes anthropomorphic components representing an average human thorax. It consists of real tissue equivalent materials to fulfill the requirements for dosimetric experiments and imaging purposes. The different parts of the torso (lungs, chest wall, and ribs) and the tumor can move independently...
August 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816958/effective-apatinib-treatment-of-pleomorphic-liposarcoma-a-case-report
#3
Peng Yan, Mei-Li Sun, Yu-Ping Sun, Chuan-Yong Liu
RATIONALE: Pleomorphic liposarcoma (PLS) is a rare and aggressive malignant tumor, and both radiation and conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy remain controversial for metastatic or unresectable disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: We presented an 81-year-old Chinese woman with advanced PLS who received apatinib after failure chemotherapy. DIAGNOSES: The patient was diagnosed as having PLS by biopsy. INTERVENTIONS: After a failed chemotherapy, apatinib started to be taken orally 425 mg per day...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816158/a-multi-institutional-prospective-observational-study-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-patients-with-multiple-brain-metastases-jlgk0901-study-update-irradiation-related-complications-and-long-term-maintenance-of-mini-mental-state-examination-scores
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Masaaki Yamamoto, Toru Serizawa, Yoshinori Higuchi, Yasunori Sato, Jun Kawagishi, Kazuhiro Yamanaka, Takashi Shuto, Atsuya Akabane, Hidefumi Jokura, Shoji Yomo, Osamu Nagano, Hidefumi Aoyama
PURPOSE: The JLGK0901 study showed the noninferiority of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone as initial treatment of 5 to 10 brain metastases (BMs) compared with 2 to 4 BMs in terms of overall survival and most secondary endpoints (Lancet Oncol 2014;15:387-95). However, observation periods were not long enough to allow confirmation of the long-term safety of SRS alone in patients with 5 to 10 BMs. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This was a prospective observational study of Gamma Knife SRS-treated patients with 1 to 10 newly diagnosed BMs enrolled at 23 facilities between March 1, 2009, and February 15, 2012...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816150/phase-1-study-of-ipilimumab-combined-with-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-or-radiosurgery-for-melanoma-patients-with-brain-metastases
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Noelle L Williams, Evan J Wuthrick, Hyun Kim, Joshua D Palmer, Shivank Garg, Harriet Eldredge-Hindy, Constantine Daskalakis, Kendra J Feeney, Michael J Mastrangelo, Lyndon J Kim, Takami Sato, Kari L Kendra, Thomas Olencki, David A Liebner, Christopher J Farrell, James J Evans, Kevin D Judy, David W Andrews, Adam P Dicker, Maria Werner-Wasik, Wenyin Shi
PURPOSE: We performed a phase 1 study to determine the maximum tolerable dose and safety of ipilimumab with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in patients with brain metastases from melanoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Based on the intracranial disease burden, patients underwent WBRT (arm A) or SRS (arm B). The ipilimumab starting dose was 3 mg/kg every 3 weeks, starting on day 3 of WBRT or 2 days after SRS. The ipilimumab dose was escalated to 10 mg/kg using a 2-stage, 3+3 design...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815357/carbon-fiber-reinforced-peek-fixation-system-in-the-treatment-of-spine-tumors-a-preliminary-report
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Stefano Boriani, Giuseppe Tedesco, Lu Ming, Riccardo Ghermandi, Maurizio Amichetti, Piero Fossati, Marco Krengli, Loredana Mavilla, Alessandro Gasbarrini
BACKGROUND: Protocols including combination of surgery and radiotherapy are more and more frequent in the treatment of bone tumors of the spine. In metastatic disease, combination of surgery and radiotherapy is since long time accepted, as based on clinical evidence. In primary tumors, combination of surgery and radiotherapy can be considered in all the cases in which a satisfactory oncological margin cannot be achieved: high-grade malignancies, recurrent tumors, huge tumors expanding in an extracompartimental area, and when tumor-free margin requires unacceptable functional sacrifices...
August 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815050/a-case-of-azoospermia-in-a-non-destructive-testing%C3%A2-worker-exposed-to-radiation
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Jaechan Park, Sanggil Lee, Chulyong Park, Huisu Eom
BACKGROUND: Interest in radiation-related health problems has been growing with the increase in the number of workers in radiation-related jobs. Although an occupational level of radiation exposure would not likely cause azoospermia, several studies have reported the relation between radiation exposure and azoospermia after accidental or therapeutic radiation exposure. We describe a case of azoospermia in a non-destructive testing (NDT) worker exposed to radiation and discuss the problems of the related monitoring system...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808622/radiation-exposure-and-reduction-in-the-operating-room-perspectives-and-future-directions-in-spine-surgery
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REVIEW
Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Kelly H Yom, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Brittany E Haws, Kern Singh
Intraoperative imaging is vital for accurate placement of instrumentation in spine surgery. However, the use of biplanar fluoroscopy and other intraoperative imaging modalities is associated with the risk of significant radiation exposure in the patient, surgeon, and surgical staff. Radiation exposure in the form of ionizing radiation can lead to cellular damage via the induction of DNA lesions and the production of reactive oxygen species. These effects often result in cell death or genomic instability, leading to various radiation-associated pathologies including an increased risk of malignancy...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806299/the-dynamic-and-transient-immune-microenvironment-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-post-chemoradiation
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Ronan J Kelly, Ali H Zaidi, Matthew A Smith, Ashten N Omstead, Juliann E Kosovec, Daisuke Matsui, Samantha A Martin, Christina DiCarlo, E Day Werts, Jan F Silverman, David H Wang, Blair A Jobe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of chemoradiation on the immune microenvironment to influence and optimally design future neoadjuvant clinical trials. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Programmed death (PD)-1 inhibitors in metastatic gastroesophageal cancer have demonstrated response rates of approximately 25% in programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1+) tumors. Unfortunately, the majority of patients do not respond. Therefore, a rationale strategy of combining immunotherapeutic agents with chemoradiation in earlier stage esophageal cancer may prevent metastatic disease in patients...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803718/total-neoadjuvant-therapy-a-shifting-paradigm-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-management
#10
REVIEW
Aaron J Franke, Hiral Parekh, Jason S Starr, Sanda A Tan, Atif Iqbal, Thomas J George
Colorectal carcinoma is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with rectal cancer accounting for approximately one-third of newly diagnosed cases, thus representing a major socioeconomic health burden. Although minimally invasive procedures (ie, transanal excision) may be appropriate for a subset of patients with small, superficially invasive tumors, a more comprehensive trimodality approach with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, total mesorectal excision, and systemic chemotherapy is recommended for medically operable patients with nonmetastatic, locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC)...
June 27, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801582/percutaneous-placement-of-iliosacral-screws-under-the-guidance-of-axial-view-projection-of-the-s1-pedicle-a-case-series
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Yingchao Yin, Zhiyong Hou, Ruipeng Zhang, Lin Jin, Wei Chen, Yingze Zhang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous placement of iliosacral screws under the guidance of axial view projection of the S1 pedicle clinically. This case series includes 58 consecutive unstable pelvic injury patients, which were treated with iliosacral screws between July 2011 and July 2016. Patients were divided into two groups: normal sacrum (n = 31) and dysmorphic sacrum (n = 27). A single orthopedic surgeon operated on all patients, with percutaneous placement of iliosacral screws under the guidance of axial view projection of the S1 pedicle...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799651/thermal-mapping-on-male-genital-and-skin-tissues-of-laptop-thermal-sources-and-electromagnetic-interaction
#12
Mahdi Safari, Navid Mosleminiya, Ali Abdolali
Since the development of communication devices and expansion of their applications, there have been concerns about their harmful health effects. The main aim of this study was to investigate laptop thermal effects caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields and thermal sources simultaneously; propose a nondestructive, replicable process that is less expensive than clinical measurements; and to study the effects of positioning any new device near the human body in steady state conditions to ensure safety by U...
August 11, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795481/robotic-technology-in-interventional-cardiology-current-status-and-future-perspectives
#13
Ehtisham Mahmud, Ali Pourdjabbar, Lawrence Ang, Omid Behnamfar, Mitul P Patel, Ryan R Reeves
Robotic technology has been utilized in cardiovascular medicine for over a decade, and over that period, its use has been expanded to percutaneous coronary and peripheral vascular interventions. The safety and feasibility of robotically assisted percutaneous cardiovascular interventions has been demonstrated in studies including simple to complex coronary lesions, and both iliac and femoropopliteal lesions. These reports have shown that robotically assisted PCI significantly reduces operator exposure to harmful ionizing radiation without a detrimental effect on procedural success or clinical efficacy...
August 10, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795076/intraoperative-radiation-exposure-during-hip-arthroscopy
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John P Salvo, Jake Zarah, Zaira S Chaudhry, Kirsten L Poehling-Monaghan
BACKGROUND: The frequency of hip arthroscopy for the treatment of acute and chronic chondrolabral pathology and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has increased exponentially over the past decade. While surgeon and patient radiation exposure has been well documented in other areas of the orthopaedic literature, little is known about the procedure-specific and cumulative doses affecting the hip arthroscopist. PURPOSE: To determine the mean annual radiation exposure to the hip arthroscopist and the mean surgeon exposure per case...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793884/therapeutic-comparison-between-treatments-for-vulvar-lichen-sclerosus-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-prospective-and-controlled-trial
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Renata A Belotto, Maria Cristina Chavantes, João Paulo Tardivo, Roberto Euzébio Dos Santos, Raquel Civolani Marques Fernandes, Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana, Christiane Pavani, Daniela Fátima Teixeira da Silva
BACKGROUND: Vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) is a lymphocyte-mediated disease of unknown etiology that can cause intense itching as well stenosis, hindering the evacuation and urination. It can also limit the sex life due to severe local pruritus, pain and dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse). The standard treatment for this disease is the use of topical corticosteroids to reduce the clinical symptoms and to try to increase disease-free intervals. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), a treatment that associates a light radiation with a photosensitizing agent and photobiomodulation (PBM) are therapies that can promote effective immunomodulatory responses at the application site by means of photophysical and photochemical phenomena from the molecular to the systemic level, which promote their use in chronic dermatoses...
August 10, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791250/immunotherapy-combined-with-large-fractions-of-radiotherapy-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-implications-for-intraoperative-radiotherapy-after-resection
#16
REVIEW
Carsten Herskind, Frederik Wenz, Frank A Giordano
Brain metastases (BM) affect approximately a third of all cancer patients with systemic disease. Treatment options include surgery, whole-brain radiotherapy, or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) while chemotherapy has only limited activity. In cases where patients undergo resection before irradiation, intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) to the tumor bed may be an alternative modality, which would eliminate the repopulation of residual tumor cells between surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. Accumulating evidence has shown that high single doses of ionizing radiation can be highly efficient in eliciting a broad spectrum of local, regional, and systemic tumor-directed immune reactions...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778024/a-combination-of-radiation-and-the-hypoxia-activated-prodrug-evofosfamide-th-302-is-efficacious-against-a-human-orthotopic-pancreatic-tumor-model
#17
Carla Hajj, James Russell, Charles P Hart, Karyn A Goodman, Maeve A Lowery, Adriana Haimovitz-Friedman, Joseph O Deasy, John L Humm
This study was designed to investigate the effect of single-dose radiation therapy (RT) in combination with evofosfamide (TH-302), a hypoxia-activated prodrug, in a pre-clinical model of pancreatic cancer. AsPC1 tumors were implanted orthotopically in the pancreas of nude mice. Tumors were treated with 15 Gy of RT, using a 1 cm diameter field, and delivered as a continuous arc. Image-guidance to center the field on the tumor was based on CT imaging with intraperitoneal contrast. Evofosfamide (100 mg/kg, i.p...
July 21, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774588/percutaneous-nephrostomy-placement-in-infants-and-young-children
#18
J Y Hwang, J H Shin, Y J Lee, H M Yoon, Y A Cho, K S Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and clinical effectiveness of ultrasound and fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) placement in infants and young children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2015, 57 patients had a total of 66 fluoroscopically guided PCN placement procedures. There were 37 boys and 20 girls with a mean age 8.6±15.3 (SD) months (range: 1 day-75.5months). The most common underlying disease was upper-urinary-tract obstruction, including ureteropelvic-junction stenosis (27/66, 40...
July 31, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771948/nanocrystal-assembled-porous-na3mgti-po4-3-aggregates-as-highly-stable-anode-for-aqueous-sodium-ion-batteries
#19
Xingde Xiang, Fang Zhang, Wanfeng Li, Molong Sun
Aqueous sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) represent a class of green electrochemical technology for large-scale storage of sustainable energies such as wind power and solar radiation, owing to the low cost, environmental friendliness and reliable safety. However, there is still lack of available anode materials for aqueous SIBs. Herein, we report nanocrystal-assembled porous Na3MgTi(PO4)3 aggregates as novel anode material for aqueous SIBs. The crystal structure, morphological feature and electrochemical properties have been analyzed with X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, transition electron microscope, cyclic voltammetry, and charge/discharge measurements...
August 3, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771648/survey-of-hospital-employees-personal-preparedness-and-willingness-to-work-following-a-disaster
#20
Jane H Brice, David Gregg, Dalton Sawyer, Julianne M Cyr
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the personal readiness of hospital staff for disasters. As many as 30% of hospital staff say that they plan not to report for work during a large-scale disaster. We sought to understand the personal disaster preparedness for hospital staff. METHODS: Surveys were distributed to the staff of a large academic tertiary-care hospital by either a paper-based version distributed through the departmental safety coordinators or a Web-based version distributed through employee e-mail services, depending on employee familiarity with and access to computer services...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
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