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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533798/optimal-bladder-filling-during-high-dose-rate-intracavitary-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-a-dosimetric-study
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Umesh Mahantshetty, Saurabha Shetty, Dipanjan Majumder, Pranjal Adurkar, Jamema Swamidas, Reena Engineer, Supriya Chopra, Shyamkishore Shrivastava
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare 3D dose volume histogram (DVH) parameters of bladder and other organs at risk with different bladder filling protocol during high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDR-ICBT) in cervical cancer, and to find optimized bladder volume. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This dosimetric study was completed with 21 patients who underwent HDR-ICBT with computed tomography/magnetic resonance compatible applicator as a routine treatment...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514978/jugular-infused-methionine-lysine-and-branched-chain-amino-acids-does-not-improve-milk-production-in-holstein-cows-experiencing-heat-stress
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K R Kassube, J D Kaufman, K G Pohler, J W McFadden, A G Ríus
Poor utilization of amino acids contributes to losses of milk protein yield in dairy cows exposed to heat stress (HS). Our objective was to test the effect of essential amino acids on milk production in lactating dairy cows exposed to short-term HS conditions. To achieve this objective, 12 multiparous, lactating Holstein cows were assigned to two environments (thermoneutral (THN) or HS) from days 1 to 14 in a split-plot type cross-over design. All cows received 0 g/day of essential amino acids from days 1 to 7 (negative control (NC)) followed by an intravenous infusion of l-methionine (12 g/day), l-lysine (21 g/day), l-leucine (35 g/day), l-isoleucine (15 g/day) and l-valine (15 g/day, methionine, lysine and branched-chain amino acids (ML+BCAA)) from days 8 to 14...
May 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484158/adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-complicated-by-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-and-htlv-1-associated-myelopathy-after-treatment-with-the-anti-ccr4-antibody-mogamulizumab
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Satoshi Yamanaka, Kazutaka Nakayama, Hayato Tamai, Masanori Sakamaki, Koiti Inokuchi
Adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) caused by human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is generally associated with poor prognosis. The anti-CCR4 antibody mogamulizumab is one of the options for refractory or relapsed ATL. Mogamulizumab is intravenously administered as a single agent at a dose of 1.0 mg/kg once a week for 8 weeks. The overall response rate is reported to be 50%. Reported common adverse events after administration of mogamulizumab are leukocytopenia, infusion reaction, and skin rash. Although rare, mogamulizumab-associated cardiomyopathy has also been reported...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481175/dosimetric-evaluation-of-a-flexible-dual-balloon-constructed-applicator-in-treating-anorectal-cancer
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Hsiang-Chi Kuo, Keyur J Mehta, Ravindra Yaparpalvi, Alan Lee, Dinesh Mynampati, William Bodner, Madhur Garg, David Huang, Wolfgang A Tomé, Shalom Kalnicki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess the dosimetric flexibility of a dual balloon brachytherapy applicator developed for the treatment of anorectal lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Different amounts of water were infused into the inner and outer balloon separately to study the asymmetrical distribution of the catheter, the radial distance of the active source channel to the inner surface of the global target volume , the space between the active source channels, and their dosimetric impact to target tissues and uninvolved rectum...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464105/effects-of-dexamethasone-treatment-and-respiratory-vaccination-on-rectal-temperature-complete-blood-count-and-functional-capacities-of-neutrophils-in-beef-steers
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H D Hughes, J A Carroll, N C Burdick Sanchez, S L Roberts, P R Broadway, N D May, M A Ballou, J T Richeson
The objective of this research was to examine the effects of dexamethasone (DEX) treatment on various aspects of immunity following administration of a multivalent respiratory vaccine, using a model intended to mimic acute versus chronic stress. Angus × Hereford steers ( = 32; 209 ± 8 kg) were stratified by BW and randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatments: 1) acute stress (ACU), in which 0.5 mg/kg BW DEX was intravenously administered at 1000 h only on d 0; 2) chronic stress (CHR), in which 0.5 mg/kg BW DEX was intravenously administered at 1000 h on d -3 to 0; or 3) control (CON), in which no DEX was administered...
April 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435398/the-changes-of-tumour-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-expression-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-in-patients-with-rectal-adenocarcinoma
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David Buka, Josef Dvorak, Veronika Sitorova, Igor Sirak, Rene Voboril, Bohuslav Melichar, Igor Richter
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim was to examine the effects of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy on VEGF expression in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 53 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer were retrospectively studied. Neoadjuvant treatment comprised external beam radiation (50.4 Gy/28 fractions) with continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil. Four to 6 weeks after the chemoradiotherapy, the patients underwent surgical resection...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391355/comparison-between-hypersensitivity-reactions-to-cycles-of-modified-folfox6-and-xelox-therapies-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Hideki Ohta, Takahiro Hayashi, Sumie Murai, Hideyo Shiouchi, Yosuke Ando, Satomi Kumazawa, Kaori Ito, Yoshiaki Ikeda, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Kotaro Maeda, Kenji Kawada, Kimio Yasuda, Shigeki Yamada
PURPOSE: Although hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) to oxaliplatin (L-OHP) therapy are well-documented, few reports have compared different therapies in terms of HSR occurrence. In this study, we compared the frequency and pattern of HSRs to modified FOLFOX6 (mFOLFOX6; 5-fluorouracil, levofolinate calcium and L-OHP infusions) and XELOX (capecitabine and L-OHP) therapies, and sought to identify risk factors associated with HSRs. METHODS: Patients who had received mFOLFOX6 or XELOX chemotherapeutic regimens for unresectable colon or rectal cancer or as adjuvant chemotherapy following colon cancer surgery between April 2012 and August 2015 were included...
May 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363076/continuous-intravenous-infusion-anesthesia-with-medetomidine-ketamine-and-midazolam-after-induction-with-a-combination-of-etorphine-medetomidine-and-midazolam-or-with-medetomidine-ketamine-and-butorphanol-in-impala-aepyceros-melampus
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Christina A Gerlach, Maya S Kummrow, Leith C Meyer, Gareth E Zeiler, George F Stegmann, Roxanne K Buck, Geoffrey T Fosgate, Sabine B Kästner
In order to develop a long-term anesthesia for flighty antelope species in field situations, two different protocols for induction and maintenance with an intravenous infusion were evaluated in wild-caught impala ( Aepyceros melampus ). Ten adult female impala were induced with two induction protocols: one consisted of 0.2 mg/kg medetomidine, 4 mg/kg ketamine, and 0.15 mg/kg butorphanol (MKB) and one consisted of 0.375 mg/kg etorphine, 0.2 mg/kg medetomidine, and 0.2 mg/kg midazolam (EMM). In both treatments, anesthesia was maintained with a continuous intravenous infusion (CII) at an initial dose rate of 1...
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297829/-value-of-dual-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-preoperative-t-staging-of-rectal-carcinoma
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X H Deng, L N Tang, Y H Shen, W Q Huang, Y J Chen
Objective: To explore the value of dual contrast-enhanced ultrasound in preoperative T staging of rectal carcinoma. Methods: Dual contrast-enhanced ultrasound examinations were performed on 72 patients with rectal carcinoma via transrectal infusion and intravenous injection. The accordance of preoperative dual contrast-enhanced ultrasound results and postoperative pathologic results was evaluated retrospectively. Results: The overall accordance rate of preoperative T staging was 73.6% (53/72). And accordance rate was 100...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284574/comparison-of-5-fu-based-and-capecitabine-based-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Xiang-Cai Zou, Qiwen Wang, Jimin Zhang
INTRODUCTION: The inconvenience of using infusion therapies resulted in the development of capecitabine (CA), an oral fluoropyrimidine. In this meta-analysis, we evaluated 10 studies that compared the efficacy and safety of an oral CA-based regimen with those of a continuous infusion 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) regimen for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The databases searched included Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar (until August 31, 2016)...
January 25, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283339/prinzmetal-angina-coronary-vasospasm-associated-with-5-fluorouracil-chemotherapy
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Maxim Ben-Yakov, Amal Mattu, William J Brady, Sarah B Dubbs
Several chemotherapeutic agents are known to be cardiotoxic. One of them, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), has been associated with coronary ischemia and reversible vasospasm. In this report, we describe a 54-year-old man with rectal cancer who developed chest pain during 5-FU infusion. His initial electrocardiogram (ECG), obtained while he was experiencing chest pain, showed hyperacute T waves in the anterolateral leads. Those waves disappeared along with the chest pain after administration of sublingual nitroglycerine...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262996/relationships-between-body-temperatures-and-inflammation-indicators-under-physiological-and-pathophysiological-conditions-in-pigs-exposed-to-systemic-lipopolysaccharide-and-dietary-deoxynivalenol
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T Tesch, E Bannert, J Kluess, J Frahm, L Hüther, S Kersten, G Breves, L Renner, S Kahlert, H-J Rothkötter, S Dänicke
We studied the constancy of the relationship between rectal and intraabdominal temperature as well as their linkage to inflammatory markers (leucocyte counts, kynurenine-to-tryptophan ratio (Kyn-Trp ratio), tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) in healthy and in pigs exposed to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and/or deoxynivalenol (DON). Barrows (n = 44) were fed 4 weeks either a DON-contaminated (4.59 mg DON/kg feed) or a control (CON) diet and equipped with an intraabdominal temperature logger and a multicatheter system (V...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150022/efficacy-and-safety-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-oxaliplatin-5-fluorouracil-and-levofolinate-for-t3-or-t4-stage-ii-iii-rectal-cancer-the-fact-trial
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Junichi Koike, Kimihiko Funahashi, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Hajime Yokomizo, Hayato Kan, Takeshi Yamada, Hideyuki Ishida, Keiichiro Ishibashi, Yoshihisa Saida, Toshiyuki Enomoto, Kenji Katsumata, Masayuki Hisada, Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Keiji Koda, Takumi Ochiai, Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Shiokawa, Shimpei Ogawa, Michio Itabashi, Shingo Kameoka
PURPOSE: A multicenter phase II clinical study was performed in patients with T3 or T4 stage II/III rectal cancer to evaluate the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil, levofolinate, and oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6). METHODS: Patients received four 2-week cycles of mFOLFOX6 therapy (oxaliplatin at 85 mg/m(2) + leucovorin at 200 mg/m(2) + fluorouracil as a 400 mg/m(2) bolus followed by infusion of 2400 mg/m(2) over 46 h, all on Day 1)...
February 1, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133357/-a-case-of-unresectable-advanced-rectal-cancer-with-a-pancreatic-tumor-that-was-successfully-treated-with-folfirinox
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Nobushige Yabe, Shinji Murai, Hiroki Ozawa, Takahiro Yokose, Ippei Oto, Takahisa Yoshikawa, Kenjiro Kitasato, Hirotomo Shimizu, Kenji Kojima, Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Yuko Kitagawa
A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital department in September 2014 because of a positive fecal occult blood test.Colonoscopy showed a type 2 tumor in half of the AV 15 cm rectosigmoid colon.Histology of the biopsy indicated a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma, and the RAS gene test found wild type.On CT examination, there were multiple liver lung metastases and a 30mm diameter tumor with pancreatic duct extension to the pancreatic body.A PET-CT examination had a high SUVmax at the same site...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133133/-a-rare-complication-of-transcatheter-arterial-injection-for-multiple-liver-metastases-of-rectal-neuroendocrine-tumor-a-case-report
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Kensuke Suzuki, Nozomu Sakai, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Shigetsugu Takano, Daisuke Suzuki, Shingo Kagawa, Hiroyuki Nojima, Masaru Miyazaki
A 50-year-old man was diagnosed with multiple bilobar liver metastases of rectal neuroendocrine tumor(NET). Although he received octreotide for 6 months and everolimus for 10 months, the liver metastases gradually increased in size. Therefore, we decided to perform transcatheter arterial infusion(TAI)with miriplatin. The serum total bilirubin level increased to 13.1 mg/dL 9 days after treatment, and it took 2 months to return to the normal range. CT scan demonstrated that most of the liver tumors had remarkably shrunk 4 months after treatment, and the patient has no sign of tumor regrowth even 12 months after treatment...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041733/glucose-requirements-of-an-activated-immune-system-in-lactating-holstein-cows
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S K Kvidera, E A Horst, M Abuajamieh, E J Mayorga, M V Sanz Fernandez, L H Baumgard
Accurately quantifying activated immune system energy requirements in vivo is difficult, but a better understanding may advance strategies to maximize animal productivity. Study objectives were to estimate whole-body glucose utilization following an i.v. endotoxin challenge. Lactating Holstein cows were jugular catheterized and assigned 1 of 3 bolus treatments: control (CON; 5 mL of saline; n = 6), lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-administered (LPS-C; 1.5 μg/kg of body weight; Escherichia coli 055:B5; n = 6), and LPS + euglycemic clamp (LPS-Eu; 1...
March 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939552/intramammary-infusion-of-escherichia-coli-lipopolysaccharide-negatively-affects-feed-intake-chewing-and-clinical-variables-but-some-effects-are-stronger-in-cows-experiencing-subacute-rumen-acidosis
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S Aditya, E Humer, P Pourazad, R Khiaosa-Ard, J Huber, Q Zebeli
Feeding high-grain diets increases the risk of subacute rumen acidosis (SARA) and adversely affects rumen health. This condition might impair the responsiveness of cows when they are exposed to external infectious stimuli such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The main objective of this study was to evaluate various responses to intramammary LPS infusion in healthy dairy cows and those experimentally subjected to SARA. Eighteen early-lactating Simmental cows were subjected to SARA (n = 12) or control (CON; n = 6) feeding conditions...
February 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917348/resolution-of-constipation-anal-stricture-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-after-iron-infusion-an-analogy-with-plummer-vinson-syndrome
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Vijaypal Arya, Shikha Singh, Shashank Agarwal, Arjun Ohri
BACKGROUND: Anal stricture is a disabling condition which is often unresponsive to conservative medical management. The complications of surgical procedures such as dilatations and anoplasty make it a formidable treatment challenge. Through this case, we report and explore a new medical treatment for ano-rectal strictures with an analogy to Plummer Vinson syndrome. A 69-year-old male presented with chronic constipation, rectal pain, and easy fatigability. The physical exam was negative for anal fissure and a digital rectal examination could not be completed because an index finger could not be advanced through the narrowed anus...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898958/technical-note-a-procedure-to-estimate-glucose-requirements-of-an-activated-immune-system-in-steers
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S K Kvidera, E A Horst, M Abuajamieh, E J Mayorga, M V Sanz Fernandez, L H Baumgard
Infection and inflammation impede efficient animal productivity. The activated immune system ostensibly requires large amounts of energy and nutrients otherwise destined for synthesis of agriculturally relevant products. Accurately determining the immune system's in vivo energy needs is difficult, but a better understanding may facilitate developing nutritional strategies to maximize productivity. The study objective was to estimate immune system glucose requirements following an i.v. lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816497/lactated-ringer-s-solution-in-combination-with-rectal-indomethacin-for-prevention-of-post-ercp-pancreatitis-and-readmission-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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Shaffer R S Mok, Henry C Ho, Paurush Shah, Milan Patel, John P Gaughan, Adam B Elfant
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prospective data have shown the benefit of rectal indomethacin (IND) for preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP). A recent pilot study demonstrated a lower incidence of PEP after an 8-hour lactated Ringer's solution (LR) infusion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of IND with or without bolus LR in patients at high-risk for PEP. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial we assigned patients to standard normal saline solution (NS) + placebo, NS + IND, LR + placebo, or LR + IND...
May 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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