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Ju Yang, Juan Liu, Shanbao Gao, Yang Yang, Weiwei Kong, Wei Ren, Lijing Zhu, Mi Yang, Jia Wei, Zhengyun Zou, Xiaoping Qian, Baorui Liu, Jing Yan
Objective: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with a simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) could improve local control rates at different anatomic sites. However, little is known for its use in metastatic gastric cancer. Our study aimed to compare the treatment response rates of IMRI-SIB and conformal radiotherapy (CRT) in patients with metastatic gastric cancer. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively identified twenty patients with metastatic gastric cancer from 2013 to 2015, 12 given IMRT-SIB, and eight given CRT...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Gigin Lin, Chyong-Huey Lai, Tzu-Chen Yen
Molecular imaging (mainly PET and MR imaging) has played important roles in gynecologic oncology. Emerging MR-based technologies, including DWI, CEST, DCE-MR imaging, MRS, and DNP, as well as FDG-PET and many novel PET radiotracers, will continuously improve practices. In combination with radiomics analysis, a new era of decision making in personalized medicine and precisely guided radiation treatment planning or real-time surgical interventions is being entered into, which will directly impact on patient survival...
April 2018: PET Clinics
Emily S Bailey, Lisa M Casanova, Otto D Simmons, Mark D Sobsey
Treated wastewater is increasingly of interest for either nonpotable purposes, such as agriculture and industrial use, or as source water for drinking water supplies; however, this type of advanced treatment for water supply is not always possible for many low resource settings. As an alternative, multiple barriers of physical, chemical and biological treatment with lower cost and simpler operation and maintenance have been proposed as more globally applicable. One such water reclamation system for both non-potable and potable reuse, is that approved by the State of North Carolina "for Type 2" reclaimed water (NCT2RW)...
February 23, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
George X Ding, Parham Alaei, Bruce Curran, Ryan Flynn, Michael Gossman, T Rock Mackie, Moyed Miften, Richard Morin, X George Xu, Timothy C Zhu
With radiotherapy having entered the era of image guidance, or image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), imaging procedures are routinely performed for patient positioning and target localization. The imaging dose delivered may result in excessive dose to sensitive organs and potentially increase the chance of secondary cancers and, therefore, needs to be managed. This task group was charged with: a) providing an overview on imaging dose, including megavoltage electronic portal imaging (MV EPI), kilovoltage digital radiography (kV DR), Tomotherapy MV-CT, megavoltage cone-beam CT (MV-CBCT) and kilovoltage cone-beam CT (kV-CBCT), and b) providing general guidelines for commissioning dose calculation methods and managing imaging dose to patients...
February 22, 2018: Medical Physics
Fernand Missohou
PURPOSE: Bowel is often the dose-limiting organ in curative pelvic irradiation because of radiation enteritis when dose exceeds 40 to 45 Gy. To limit radiation enteritis, a silicone tissue-expander prothesis (STEP) connected to a subcutaneous self-sealing valve was prospectively used in children undergoing pelvic or abdominal radiation therapy. This study reports the 15-year long-term outcomes of this prospective series. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 1987 and 2008, 29 children from 3 Paris institutions received pelvic radiation therapy after surgical placement of a STEP in the pelvis...
December 14, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
Kurt R Weiss, Melissa N Zimel
Sarcomas are primary malignancies of the connective tissues. They are exceedingly rare in adults, but much more common in children. The historically recent advent of cytotoxic chemotherapy for pediatric sarcomas has revolutionized the treatment of these diseases and dramatically improved their prognoses. There is thus a population of pediatric sarcoma survivors that are "coming of age" as adults. However, this progress is not without consequences. Due to aggressive treatment protocols that include various combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, pediatric sarcoma survivors are at risk of myriad physical, medical, and psychological difficulties as they enter adulthood...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Troy Sukhu, Sherry Ross, R Matthew Coward
BACKGROUND: Urological survivorship issues encompass an area that may potentially be overlooked after treatment of childhood cancer in adolescent boys and young men. Side effects of cancer therapy may include subsequent development of erectile dysfunction (ED), hypogonadism, and infertility in adulthood. AIM: The purpose of this review is to focus on the etiology and prevalence of the range of sexual and gonadal dysfunction in adolescent boys and young men who are cancer survivors, while discussing current recommendations for evaluation and treatment...
January 27, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
I-Yun Lee, Yin-Yin Lin, Yao-Hsu Yang, Yu-Shin Lin, Chun-Liang Lin, Wei-Yu Lin, Yu-Ching Cheng, Li-Hsin Shu, Ching-Yuan Wu
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of prostate cancer. Despite that sophisticated techniques of radiotherapy and radiation combined with chemotherapy were applied to the patients, some tumors may recur. Therefore, the study investigated the effect of dihydroisotanshinone I (DT) and the combination treatment of 5 μM DT and 5Gy irradiation (IR) against the migration ability of prostate cancer cells. METHODS: DT and the combination treatment were studied for its biological activity against migration ability of prostate cancer cells with transwell migration assay...
January 31, 2018: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
Yan-Mei Liu, Ling-Qin Ni, Sai-Sai Wang, Qian-Ling Lv, Wei-Jun Chen, Shen-Peng Ying
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to analyze the treatment outcome and secondary reactions in 98 patients with stage I-III cervical carcinoma who underwent postoperative radiotherapy. METHODS: From 2006 to 2014, 98 patients with stage I-III cervical carcinoma were treated with postoperative radiotherapy. The major histological type, found in 92.86% of the patients (91 cases), was squamous cell carcinoma. Patients were staged according to the 2002 TNM guidelines...
January 29, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, Thomas Nesakumar Jebakumar Immanuel Edison, Indira Karuppusamy, Brindhadevi Kathirvel
Cancer is an abnormal condition leading to uncontrolled cell division which causes damage to the body tissues. Around 100 types of cancer are studied so far namely breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and lymphoma. Major cancer therapies include chemotherapy, surgery and radiations but their major drawbacks are non-specifically distributed antitumor agents, uneven delivery of drug concentration to the tumour and low monitoring. Nanoparticles (NPs) are the newly trending field of nanomedicine implied in cancer therapy...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Sheng-Hua Tsai, Hsuan-Han Wu, Chun-Yuan Cheng, Chien-Min Chen
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic surgery has been successfully applied in the treatment of degenerative spinal disease, but few studies have assessed its use in treating sacral metastasis. Herein, a successful full endoscopic interlaminar approach for sacral nerve root decompression of a sacral metastatic tumor was presented. CASE DESCRIPTION: An 80-year-old man with history of hepatocellular carcinoma suffered from buttock pain with radiation to the right lower leg for one week...
January 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Sadhana Balasubramanyam, Barrett P O'Donnell, Benjamin L Musher, Pavan M Jhaveri, Michelle S Ludwig
OBJECTIVE(S): The objective of this study was to characterize the clinicopathological prognostic factors and treatment patterns for small cell carcinoma (SCC) of the colon, a rare disease without standard treatment guidelines. METHODS: We analyzed clinicopathological and treatment variables for 503 cases of histologically proven SCC colon entered into the National Cancer Database (NCDB) between 2004 and 2013. Survival curves were generated using Kaplan-Meier and compared by the log-rank test...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Habib Baghirov, Sofie Snipstad, Einar Sulheim, Sigrid Berg, Rune Hansen, Frits Thorsen, Yrr Mørch, Catharina de Lange Davies, Andreas K O Åslund
The treatment of brain diseases is hindered by the blood-brain barrier (BBB) preventing most drugs from entering the brain. Focused ultrasound (FUS) with microbubbles can open the BBB safely and reversibly. Systemic drug injection might induce toxicity, but encapsulation into nanoparticles reduces accumulation in normal tissue. Here we used a novel platform based on poly(2-ethyl-butyl cyanoacrylate) nanoparticle-stabilized microbubbles to permeabilize the BBB in a melanoma brain metastasis model. With a dual-frequency ultrasound transducer generating FUS at 1...
2018: PloS One
Marco Langhans, Jan Unkelbach, Thomas Bortfeld, David Craft
We introduce a new method called NoVo (Noncoplanar VMAT Optimization) to produce volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatment plans with noncoplanar trajectories. While the use of noncoplanar beam arrangements for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and in particular high fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), is common, noncoplanar beam trajectories for VMAT are less common as the availability of treatment machines handling these is limited. For both IMRT and VMAT, the beam angle selection problem is highly nonconvex in nature, which is why automated beam angle selection procedures have not entered mainstream clinical usage...
January 16, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Azar Aghamohammadi, Daryush Moslemi, Jafar Akbari, Arash Ghasemi, Mohammad Azadbakht, Askari Asgharpour, Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr
OBJECTIVES: Oral mucositis (OM) is a common debilitating complication of chemoradiotherapy treatment of head and neck cancers. This randomized placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of Zataria multiflora (ZM) extract mouthwash in the prevention and reduction of OM related to local radiotherapy in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients. METHODS: Sixty-three patients with head and neck cancers, who underwent a conventional fractionated radiotherapy regimen, were entered into the study...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Hailiu Yang, Ricardo Rios, Joseph Lombardi, Dean Matthew Marella, Allen D Seftel
Background: Ureteroarterial fistulas (UAFs) are rare life-threatening complications of indwelling ureteral stents. Endovascular repair of these fistulas is now commonly used but the long-term outcomes are unknown. Case Presentation: We present a 51-year-old African American female with history of cervical cancer status after a hysterectomy and radiation. She has bilateral ureteral strictures that were managed with chronic, indwelling ureteral stents. She subsequently developed a right UAF and was treated with an endovascular stent to the external iliac artery...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
A Lizasoain, L F L Tort, M García, L Gillman, A Alberti, J P G Leite, M P Miagostovich, S A Pou, A Cagiao, A Razsap, J Huertas, M Berois, M Victoria, R Colina
This study assess the quality of wastewater through the detection and quantification of important causing gastroenteritis viruses at different stages of the wastewater treatment process in an activated-sludge wastewater treatment plant with ultraviolet disinfection. Ten sampling events were carried out in a campaign along a period of 18 months collecting wastewater samples from the influent, after the activated sludge treatment, and after the final disinfection with UV radiation. Samples were concentrated through ultracentrifugation and analyzed using retro-transcription, PCR and real time quantitative PCR protocols, for detection and quantification of Group A Rotavirus (RVA), Human Astrovirus (HAstV), Norovirus Genogroup II (NoV GII) and Human Adenovirus (HAdV)...
December 22, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
John V Hegde, Narek Shaverdian, Carol Felix, Pin-Chieh Wang, Darlene Veruttipong, Sophia Hsu, Jonathan W Riess, Shyam D Rao, Megan E Daly, Allen M Chen
PURPOSE: To analyze functional outcomes for patients treated on a phase 2 trial of de-escalated chemoradiation therapy for human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patient eligibility included p16-positive, stage III or IV oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and a Zubrod performance status of 0 to 1. Treatment was induction chemotherapy with paclitaxel, 175 mg/m2 , and carboplatin, area under the curve (AUC) of 6 mg/ml/min, for 2 cycles every 21 days, followed by concurrent paclitaxel, 30 mg/m2 , every 7 days with dose-reduced radiation therapy of 54 or 60 Gy...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Binxin Cui, Lu Zhou, Samiullah Khan, Jianmin Cui, Wentian Liu
RATIONALE: Pancreaticocolonic fistula (PCF) is an exceedingly rare complication of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and has primarily been treated surgically, but a few reported cases are successfully treated with nonsurgical methods. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 32-year-old male presented to our hospital with chief complaints of sharp and persistent left upper quadrant abdominal pain radiating to the back. DIAGNOSES: Computed tomography showed a pancreatic pseudocyst replacing a majority of the pancreatic parenchyma and PCF that formed between the pancreas and the colon...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Anna Carratalà, Hyunjin Shim, Qingxia Zhong, Virginie Bachmann, Jeffrey D Jensen, Tamar Kohn
Ultraviolet light in the UVC range is a commonly used disinfectant to control viruses in clinical settings and water treatment. However, it is currently unknown whether human viral pathogens may develop resistance to such stressor. Here, we investigate the adaptation of an enteric pathogen, human echovirus 11, to disinfection by UVC, and characterized the underlying phenotypic and genotypic changes. Repeated exposure to UVC lead to a reduction in the UVC inactivation rate of approximately 15 per cent compared to that of the wild-type and the control populations...
July 2017: Virus Evolution
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