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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929499/development-and-evaluation-of-a-clinical-model-for-lung-cancer-patients-using-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-sbrt-within-a-knowledge-based-algorithm-for-treatment-planning
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Karen Chin Snyder, Jinkoo Kim, Anne Reding, Corey Fraser, James Gordon, Munther Ajlouni, Benjamin Movsas, Indrin J Chetty
The purpose of this study was to describe the development of a clinical model for lung cancer patients treated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) within a knowledge-based algorithm for treatment planning, and to evaluate the model performance and applicability to different planning techniques, tumor locations, and beam arrangements. 105 SBRT plans for lung cancer patients previously treated at our institution were included in the development of the knowledge-based model (KBM). The KBM was trained with a combination of IMRT, VMAT, and 3D CRT techniques...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928786/-implementation-of-multidisciplinary-team-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-neoplasm
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Panpan Zhang, Lin Shen
Multidisciplinary team(MDT) has been considered as the best practice in the treatment planning and care for patients with cancer around the world. With the increased range and number of specialists involved, multidisciplinary coordination and communication have been enhanced, and the efficiency and quality of diagnosis and treatment of cancer have been improved. Neuroendocrine neoplasm (NEN) is a heterogeneous group of tumors originating from neuroendocrine cells located throughout the body, most of which is gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm (GEP-NEN)...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919864/taxonomy-for-the-rehabilitation-of-knee-conditions-trak-a-digital-intervention-to-support-the-self-care-components-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rehabilitation-protocol-of-a-feasibility-study
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Emma Dunphy, Fiona L Hamilton, Kate Button
BACKGROUND: Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is common, especially in the active population. In defining the problem of ACL rehabilitation, this study draws from the knowledge that improved self-care, strength, and fitness are associated with better outcomes. Traditional rehabilitation involves regular physiotherapy, but it is not clear what the optimal way for delivering rehabilitation is, and it varies widely across the world. Evidence for treatments are discussed in the literature, however standard length of rehabilitation and frequency of appointments are unknown...
December 5, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919245/one-day-workshop-based-training-improves-physical-activity-prescription-knowledge-in-latin-american-physicians-a-pre-test-post-test-study
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Maria C Arciniegas Calle, Felipe Lobelo, Mario A Jiménez, Diana C Páez, Sebastian Cortés, Andrés de Lima, John Duperly
BACKGROUND: The physical inactivity pandemic and related non-communicable diseases have made it imperative for medical doctors (MDs) to effectively provide lifestyle counseling as part of prevention and treatment plans for patients. A one-day certification workshop was designed to improve MDs PA prescription knowledge, as part of the Exercise is Medicine® (EIM®) global health initiative. The objective was to determine knowledge gain of MDs participating in a standardized, one-day PA prescription workshop performed throughout Latin America (LA)...
December 5, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916252/knowledge-of-managing-avulsed-tooth-among-general-dental-practitioners-in-malaysia
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Dalia Abdullah, Suet Yeo Soo, Shalini Kanagasingam
BACKGROUND: Dental and maxillofacial injuries are one of the areas of concern highlighted in the Malaysian National Oral Health Plan 2011-2020. General dental practitioners (GDPs) have the responsibility of diagnosing and assessing dental trauma and determining the prognosis and outcomes of trauma along with its management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge base and preferred methods of general dental practitioners regarding the management of avulsed tooth. METHODS: A random convenient sampling methodology was employed for sample selection...
December 2016: Singapore Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898453/resolution-of-rectal-prolapse-by-vaginal-reconstruction
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Hemikaa Devakumar, Neeraja Chandrasekaran, Alexandriah Alas, Laura Martin, G Willy Davila, Eric Hurtado
BACKGROUND: Rectal prolapse is a disorder of the pelvic floor in which the layers of the rectal mucosa protrude outward through the anus. Surgical repair is the mainstay of treatment. Options include intra-abdominal procedures such as rectopexy and perineal procedures such as the Delorme and Altemeier perineal rectosigmoidectomy. Rectal and vaginal prolapse can often coexist. However, to our knowledge, there are no reported cases of rectal prolapse resolved by the repair of a compressive enterocele abutting the anterior rectal wall through a vaginal approach alone...
November 28, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891024/palliative-care-and-the-indian-neurologist
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REVIEW
Roop Gursahani
End-of-life care is an integral part of neurology practice, and neuropalliative medicine is an emerging neurology subspeciality. This begins with serious illness communication as a protocol-based process that depends on an evaluation of patient autonomy and accurate prognostication. Communication needs vary between chronic, life-limiting neurologic illnesses and acute brain injury. In an ideal situation, the patient's wishes are spelled out in advance care plans and living wills, and surrogates have only limited choices for implementation...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889184/gec-estro-acrop-recommendations-for-head-neck-brachytherapy-in-squamous-cell-carcinomas-1st-update-improvement-by-cross-sectional-imaging-based-treatment-planning-and-stepping-source-technology
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György Kovács, Rafael Martinez-Monge, Ashwini Budrukkar, Jose Luis Guinot, Bengt Johansson, Vratislav Strnad, Janusz Skowronek, Angeles Rovirosa, Frank-André Siebert
The Head and Neck Working Group of the GEC-ESTRO (Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie - European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology) published in 2009 the consensus recommendations for low-dose rate, pulsed-dose rate and high-dose rate brachytherapy in head & neck cancers. The use of brachytherapy in combination with external beam radiotherapy and/or surgery was also covered as well as the use of brachytherapy in previously irradiated patients. Given the developments in the field, these recommendations needed to be updated to reflect up-to-date knowledge...
November 23, 2016: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885855/frameless-stereotactic-volumetric-modulated-arc-radiotherapy-of-brachial-plexus-tumours-in-dogs-10-cases
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Mario Dolera, Luca Malfassi, Cristina Bianchi, Nancy Carrara, Sara Finesso, Silvia Marcarini, Giovanni Mazza, Simone Pavesi, Massimo Sala, Gaetano Urso
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of canine peripheral nerve sheath tumours (PNSTs) is challenging, and prognosis after surgical resection is considered poor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and the effectiveness of stereotactic radiotherapy of these tumours. METHODS: Ten dogs with clinical symptoms and MRI findings consistent with PNSTs of the brachial plexus, branches and nerve roots were treated with LINAC-based volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT) with a dose of 35 Gy/5 fractions...
November 25, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885372/treatment-planning-in-prrt-based-on-simulated-pet-data-and-a-pbpk-model-determination-of-accuracy-using-a-pet-noise-model
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Deni Hardiansyah, Wei Guo, Ali Asgar Attarwala, Peter Kletting, Felix M Mottaghy, Gerhard Glatting
AIM: To investigate the accuracy of treatment planning in peptide-receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) based on simulated PET data (using a PET noise model) and a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model. METHODS: The parameters of a PBPK model were fitted to the biokinetic data of 15 patients. True mathematical phantoms of patients (MPPs) were the PBPK model with the fitted parameters. PET measurements after bolus injection of 150 MBq (68)Ga-DOTATATE were simulated for the true MPPs...
November 25, 2016: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879084/topical-preparations-and-their-use-in-dermatology
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Johannes Wohlrab
The challenges of everyday clinical routine require dermatologists to have a basic knowledge of the composition of topical preparations as well as the regulatory background associated with their prescription. Proper selection, prescription, and application of topical preparations, depending on the respective indication, are key to professional and responsible medical practice. Problems commonly arise with respect to regulatory classifications (medicinal products, medical devices, or cosmetics), eligibility for reimbursement by the statutory health insurances (GKV), and insufficient declaration of vehicle systems...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869519/a-post-planktonic-era-of-in-vitro-infectious-models-issues-and-changes-addressed-by-a-clinically-relevant-wound-like-media
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Urvish Trivedi, Jonas S Madsen, Kendra P Rumbaugh, Randall D Wolcott, Mette Burmølle, Søren J Sørensen
Medical science is pitted against an ever-increasing rise in antibiotic tolerant microorganisms. Concurrently, during the past decade, biofilms have garnered much attention within research and clinical practice. Although the significance of clinical biofilms is becoming very apparent, current methods for diagnostics and direction of therapy plans in many hospitals do not reflect this knowledge; with many of the present tools proving to be inadequate for accurately mimicking the biofilm phenomenon. Based on current findings, we address some of the fundamental issues overlooked by clinical labs: the paradigm shifts that need to occur in assessing chronic wounds; better simulation of physiological conditions in vitro; and the importance of incorporating polymicrobial populations into biofilm models...
November 21, 2016: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864163/developing-a-web-based-weight-management-program-for-childhood-cancer-survivors-rationale-and-methods
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Fang Fang Zhang, Susan Meagher, Michael Scheurer, Sara Folta, Emily Finnan, Kerry Criss, Christina Economos, ZoAnn Dreyer, Michael Kelly
BACKGROUND: Due to advances in the field of oncology, survival rates for children with cancer have improved significantly. However, these childhood cancer survivors are at a higher risk for obesity and cardiovascular diseases and for developing these conditions at an earlier age. OBJECTIVE: In this paper, we describe the rationale, conceptual framework, development process, novel components, and delivery plan of a behavioral intervention program for preventing unhealthy weight gain in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...
November 18, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859597/quality-of-care-for-people-with-dementia-and-professional-caregivers-perspectives-regarding-palliative-care-in-japanese-community-care-settings
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Miharu Nakanishi, Kayo Hirooka, Yuko Morimoto, Atsushi Nishida
OBJECTIVE: Palliative care for dementia includes psychosocial interventions as first-line treatment for challenging behaviour. However, the national dementia plan in Japan contradicts recommendations for palliative care for dementia. This study aimed to examine the association between care quality for patients with dementia and professional caregivers' perspectives regarding palliative care for dementia in Japanese community care settings. METHODS: In total, 2116 professional caregivers from 329 agencies (217 in-home long-term care support providers; 29 small-scale, multiple home-care providers; and 83 group homes) in Tokyo prefecture, Japan, completed cross-sectional, paper-based questionnaires about 3603 people diagnosed with dementia, in May 2016...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852496/effect-of-preoperative-indications-conference-on-procedural-planning-for-treatment-of-scoliosis
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Charles M Chan, Hasani W Swindell, Hiroko Matsumoto, Howard Y Park, Joshua E Hyman, Michael G Vitale, David P Roye, Benjamin D Roye
STUDY DESIGN: This study determines the rate of change in the scoliosis surgery plan in cases presented in preoperative indications conference. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of preoperative indications conference on the plan of surgery and to identify characteristics that increased the likelihood of change. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Preoperative indications conferences are used as a teaching and planning tool. Levels of fusion, construct options, and necessity for osteotomies are often debated in the planning of scoliosis surgery...
January 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830637/is-having-a-job-a-protective-factor-employment-status-and-state-of-medical-care-as-subjectively-perceived-by-adults-with-chd-in-germany
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Paul C Helm, Elisabeth J Sticker, Roland Keuchen, Marc-André Koerten, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Oktay Tutarel, Ulrike M M Bauer
BACKGROUND: Most patients born with CHD nowadays reach adulthood, and thus quality of life, life situation, and state of medical care aspects are gaining importance in the current era. The present study aimed to investigate whether patients' assessment depends on their means of occupation. The findings are expected to be helpful in optimising care and for developing individual treatment plans. METHODS: The present study was based on an online survey conducted in cooperation with patient organisations...
November 10, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829431/radiomics-based-targeted-radiotherapy-planning-rad-trap-a-computational-framework-for-prostate-cancer-treatment-planning-with-mri
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Rakesh Shiradkar, Tarun K Podder, Ahmad Algohary, Satish Viswanath, Rodney J Ellis, Anant Madabhushi
BACKGROUND: Radiomics or computer - extracted texture features have been shown to achieve superior performance than multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) signal intensities alone in targeting prostate cancer (PCa) lesions. Radiomics along with deformable co-registration tools can be used to develop a framework to generate targeted focal radiotherapy treatment plans. METHODS: The Rad-TRaP framework comprises three distinct modules. Firstly, a module for radiomics based detection of PCa lesions on mpMRI via a feature enabled machine learning classifier...
November 10, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825381/cornerstone-program-for-transition-age-youth-with-serious-mental-illness-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michelle R Munson, Andrea Cole, Victoria Stanhope, Steven C Marcus, Mary McKay, James Jaccard, Shelly Ben-David
BACKGROUND: Transition-age youth have elevated rates of mental disorders, and they often do not receive services. This is a serious public health concern, as mental health conditions persist into adulthood. Continuing to engage this population has been a pervasive challenge for the mental health care system worldwide. Few mental health interventions have been developed for transition-age youth, and even fewer have been found to be effective over the transition to adulthood. Cornerstone, a theoretically guided intervention has shown promise for addressing the mental health and psychosocial needs of this population as they emerge into adulthood...
November 8, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822284/hiv-responses-in-arab-states-on-the-southern-persian-gulf-border-the-first-review
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REVIEW
Afsaneh Moradi, Zahra Alammehrjerdi, Reza Daneshmand, Mahmood Amini-Lari, Mehran Zarghami, Kate Dolan
CONTEXT: There is no review of HIV responses in Arab states on the southern Persian Gulf border. This narrative review aimed to describe and synthesize HIV responses in Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of scientific databases and grey literature was conducted based on an international guide. Overall, 16 original studies and reports were found. RESULTS: The review indicates that HIV has been found present in each Arab state based on sporadic case finding...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809808/planning-ttfields-treatment-using-the-novotal-system-clinical-case-series-beyond-the-use-of-mri-contrast-enhancement
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Jennifer Connelly, Adília Hormigo, Nimish Mohilie, Jethro Hu, Aafia Chaudhry, Nicholas Blondin
BACKGROUND: Gliomas are the most common primary brain tumors in adults and invariably carry a poor prognosis. Recent clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and compelling survival benefit when tumor treating fields (TTFields) are added to temozolomide for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. TTFields are low-intensity, intermediate frequency (200 kHz) alternating electric fields, delivered directly to a patient's brain through the local application of non-invasive transducer arrays...
November 4, 2016: BMC Cancer
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