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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344779/trigeminal-neuropathy-in-vestibular-schwannoma-a-treatment-algorithm-to-avoid-long-term-morbidity
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Luke Galloway, Nachi Palaniappan, Geoffrey Shone, Caroline Hayhurst
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuropathy (TGN) can occur as a presenting feature of vestibular schwannoma (VS) or as an adverse effect of radiosurgery. This study was designed to evaluate a treatment algorithm for presenting symptoms of TGN in patients with VS, and a new radiosurgery dosimetric tolerance to avoid TGN after treatment. Outcome was measured after microsurgery (MS), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HSRT), and fractionated radiotherapy (FRT)...
January 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343677/prognostic-factors-in-glioblastoma-is-there-a-role-for-epilepsy
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Mauro Dobran, Davide Nasi, Stefano Chiriatti, Maurizio Gladi, Lucia di Somma, Maurizio Iacoangeli, Massimo Scerrati
The prognostic relevance of epilepsy at glioblastoma (GBMs) onset is still under debate. In this study, we analyzed the value of epilepsy and other prognostic factors on GBMs survival. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical, radiological, surgical and histological data in 139 GBMs. Seizures were the presenting symptoms in 50 patients out of 139 (35.9%). 123 patients (88%) were treated with craniotomy and tumor resection while 16 (12%) with biopsy. The median overall survival was 9.9 months from surgery. At univariable Cox regression, the factors that significantly improved survival were age less than 65 years (P = 0...
January 16, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312866/quantitative-texture-analysis-on-pre-treatment-computed-tomography-predicts-local-recurrence-in-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-following-stereotactic-radiation-therapy
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Carole Dennie, Rebecca Thornhill, Carolina A Souza, Cecilia Odonkor, Jason R Pantarotto, Robert MacRae, Graham Cook
Background: The prediction of local recurrence (LR) of stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after definitive stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) remains elusive. The purpose of this study was to assess whether quantitative imaging features on pre-treatment computed tomography (CT) can predict LR beyond 18 (18F) fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT maximum standard uptake value (SUVmax). Methods: This retrospective study evaluated 36 patients with 37 stage I NSCLC who had local tumor control (LC; n=19) and (LR; n=18)...
December 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302486/early-multicentre-experience-of-pre-pectoral-implant-based-immediate-breast-reconstruction-using-braxon%C3%A2
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Sadaf Jafferbhoy, Mihir Chandarana, Maria Houlihan, Rishikesh Parmeshwar, Sankaran Narayanan, Soni Soumian, Simon Harries, Lucie Jones, Dayalan Clarke
Background: The last two decades have seen significant changes in surgical management of breast cancer. The offer of immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) following mastectomy is currently standard practice. Skin sparing and nipple sparing mastectomy with implant-based IBR have emerged as oncologically safe treatment options. Prepectoral implant placement and complete coverage of implant with acellular dermal matrix (ADM) eliminates the need to detach the muscle from underlying chest wall in contrast to the subpectoral technique...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290769/pre-treatment-serum-lactate-dehydrogenase-is-predictive-of-survival-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-undergoing-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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Ronald Wihal Oei, Lulu Ye, Fangfang Kong, Chengrun Du, Ruiping Zhai, Tingting Xu, Chunying Shen, Xiaoshen Wang, Xiayun He, Lin Kong, Chaosu Hu, Hongmei Ying
Objective: To analyze the prognostic value of pre-treatment serum lactate dehydrogenase (SLDH) level in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) receiving intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with or without chemotherapy. Methods: From January 2010 to March 2013, 427 eligible patients were reviewed. Pre-treatment SLDH level was measured within 2 weeks prior to treatment. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was performed to select the optimal cutoff point. The impact of pre-treatment SLDH on overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS) and distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier method and Cox proportional hazards model...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288190/can-we-save-the-rectum-by-watchful-waiting-or-transanal-microsurgery-following-chemo-radiotherapy-versus-total-mesorectal-excision-for-early-rectal-cancer-star-trec-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-feasibility-study
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Anouk J M Rombouts, Issam Al-Najami, Natalie L Abbott, Ane Appelt, Gunnar Baatrup, Simon Bach, Aneel Bhangu, Karen-Lise Garm Spindler, Richard Gray, Kelly Handley, Manjinder Kaur, Ellen Kerkhof, Camilla Jensenius Kronborg, Laura Magill, Corrie A M Marijnen, Iris D Nagtegaal, Lars Nyvang, Femke P Peters, Per Pfeiffer, Cornelis Punt, Philip Quirke, David Sebag-Montefiore, Mark Teo, Nick West, Johannes H W de Wilt
INTRODUCTION: Total mesorectal excision (TME) is the highly effective standard treatment for rectal cancer but is associated with significant morbidity and may be overtreatment for low-risk cancers. This study is designed to determine the feasibility of international recruitment in a study comparing organ-saving approaches versus standard TME surgery. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: STAR-TREC trial is a multicentre international randomised, three-arm parallel, phase II feasibility study in patients with biopsy-proven adenocarcinoma of the rectum...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277656/unmasking-of-urinary-pubic-symphysis-fistula-upf-after-implantation-of-artificial-urinary-sphincter-in-prostate-cancer-survivors-user-beware-url-d-17-02187
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Arman A Kahokehr, Andrew C Peterson
OBJECTIVE: To describe the dramatic and rapid unmaking of Urinary pubic symphysis fistula and chronic osteomyelitis (UPF) following artificial urinary sphincter implantation (AUS). This has never been reported as UPF is usually an insidious sequelae of radiotherapy/energy ablation for prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: We prospectively identified men who underwent rapid clinical decline due to UPF soon after AUS implantation at our institution in the previous 24 months...
December 22, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275911/flap-reconstruction-does-not-increase-complication-rates-following-surgical-resection-of-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Jelena Slump, Stefan O P Hofer, Peter C Ferguson, Jay S Wunder, Anthony M Griffin, Harald J Hoekstra, Esther Bastiaannet, Anne C O'Neill
BACKGROUND: Flap reconstruction plays an essential role in the surgical management of extremity soft tissue sarcoma (ESTS) for many patients. But flaps increase the duration and complexity of the surgery and their contribution to overall morbidity is unclear. This study directly compares the complication rates in patients with ESTS undergoing either flap reconstruction or primary wound closure and explores contributing factors. METHODS: Eight hundred and ninety-seven patients who underwent ESTS resection followed by primary closure (631) or flap reconstruction (266) were included in this study...
November 26, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234568/long-term-quality-of-life-of-retroperitoneal-sarcoma-patients-treated-with-pre-operative-radiotherapy-and-surgery
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Philip Wong, Zahra Kassam, Amanda N Springer, Rebecca Gladdy, Peter Chung, Jolie Ringash, Charles Catton
PURPOSE: Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) are connective tissue cancers that are often large and anatomically in close proximity to critical and radiation-sensitive normal structures and organs within the abdomen and pelvis. The management of RPS may include preoperative radiotherapy (RT) and surgery. We aimed to examine how treatment-related toxicities affect patient quality of life (QOL).  Methods and materials: Within two prospective cohort studies, 48 RPS patients who were treated with preoperative RT from 1998-2012 were recruited and assessed for QOL (EORTC-QLQ-C30) and to determine toxicities potentially related to RT and surgery (graded using CTCAE V...
October 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194989/contralateral-neck-metastases-in-lateralised-resectable-advanced-stage-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-results-of-57-patients-undergoing-bilateral-selective-neck-dissection
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LETTER
H R Fox, A Robson, H Cocks, D Meikle, C Kelly, R Goranova, J Kovarik, G Shaikh, V Paleri, J O'Hara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173909/voxel-by-voxel-correlation-between-radiologically-radiation-induced-lung-injury-and-dose-after-image-guided-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-lung-tumors
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Michele Avanzo, Sara Barbiero, Marco Trovo, Jean-Pierre Bissonnette, Rajesh Jena, Joseph Stancanello, Giovanni Pirrone, Fabio Matrone, Emilio Minatel, Cristina Cappelletto, Carlo Furlan, David A Jaffray, Giovanna Sartor
PURPOSE: To correlate radiation dose to the risk of severe radiologically-evident radiation-induced lung injury (RRLI) using voxel-by-voxel analysis of the follow-up computed tomography (CT) of patients treated for lung cancer with hypofractionated helical Tomotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The follow-up CT scans from 32 lung cancer patients treated with various regimens (5, 8, and 25 fractions) were registered to pre-treatment CT using deformable image registration (DIR)...
October 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162142/-heatpac-a-phase-ii-randomized-study-of-concurrent-thermochemoradiotherapy-versus-chemoradiotherapy-alone-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Niloy Ranjan Datta, Bernhard Pestalozzi, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Alexander Siebenhüner, Emsad Puric, Shaka Khan, Christoph Mamot, Oliver Riesterer, Jürg Knuchel, Cäcilia Sophie Reiner, Stephan Bodis
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer has a dismal prognosis with 5-year overall survival rate of around 5%. Although surgery is still the best option in operable cases, majority of the patients who present in locally advanced stages are deemed inoperable. Novel approaches are therefore needed for the management of around 80% of these inoperable locally advanced pancreatic cancers (LAPC). Hyperthermia (39-43 °C) is a potent radiosensitizer and further enhances the action of gemcitabine, also a known radiosensitizer...
November 21, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142760/outcomes-of-primary-endoresection-for-choroidal-melanoma
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Andre A C Vidoris, Andre Maia, Marcia Lowen, Melina Morales, Jordan Isenberg, Bruno F Fernandes, Rubens N Belfort
Purpose: To review long time treatment results in patients with small or medium sized choroidal melanoma who underwent surgical tumor endoresection as a primary treatment when plaque radiotherapy was unable and patients declined enucleation. Materials and methods: Patients were evaluated for best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and underwent biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, retinography and ultrasound as well as the usual systemic workup. Study inclusion required the absence of scleral invasion or metastasis and an anterior margin not exceeding the pars plana or the ciliary body...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135884/prognostic-factors-and-treatment-of-spinal-astrocytomas-a-multi-institutional-cohort-analysis
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Yingjie Zou, James Sun, Yangying Zhou, Harrison Xiao Bai, Xiangyan Huang, Ranjith Babu, Alessandro Landi, Kap Sum Foong, Zishu Zhang, John Woo, Yongguang Tao, Xuejun Li, Xiangqi Tang, Bo Xiao, Paul Zhang, Li Yang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis of patients with spinal astrocytoma from multi-institutional data and the literature. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic factors, treatment, and survival of patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Our current understanding of the epidemiology, prognosis and optimal treatment of spinal astrocytoma is limited. The literature is confined to case reports or small institutional case series. METHOD: Patient demographics, tumor characteristics, treatments, and outcomes were extracted...
November 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128908/cetuximab-tpf-radiotherapy-in-oesophageal-cancer
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Maria Alsina, Fernando Rivera, Francisco Javier Ramos, Maica Galán, Rafael López, Pilar García-Alfonso, José Enrique Alés-Martinez, Bernardo Queralt, Antonio Antón, Alfredo Carrato, Cristina Grávalos, Maria José Méndez-Vidal, Carlos López, Inmaculada Ruiz de Mena, Josep Tabernero, Jordi Giralt, Enrique Aranda
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative chemoradiotherapy using a 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/cisplatin backbone is widely used to improve surgical outcomes in locoregional oesophageal cancer patients, despite a non-negligible failure rate. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated intensification of this approach to improve patient outcomes by adding cetuximab to induction 5-FU/cisplatin/docetaxel (TPF) and to chemoradiotherapy in a phase II study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between November 2006 and April 2009, 50 patients with stage II-IVa squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) or adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus or gastro-oesophageal junction initiated three TPF/cetuximab cycles...
November 11, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100742/outcome-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-in-mri-staged-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-retrospective-analysis-of-123-chinese-patients
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Shing Fung Lee, Chi Leung Chiang, Francis Ann Shing Lee, Yiu Wah Wong, Chi Ming Poon, Frank Chi Sing Wong, Stewart Yuk Tung
BACKGROUND: For advanced rectal cancer with involved or threatened mesorectal fascia (MRF), current standard is pre-operative long course chemoradiotherapy (PLCRT) with either capecitabine or 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). However, few Chinese data on its clinical outcome are available, especially for those with pelvic MRI staging. METHODS: Between Jan-2009 and Oct-2014, 123 consecutive patients with biopsy proven adenocarcinoma of rectum, all with pelvic MRI staging, selected for PLCRT after multi-disciplinary team discussion were recruited...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070582/lung-segmentectomy-does-it-offer-a-real-functional-benefit-over-lobectomy
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REVIEW
Anne Charloux, Elisabeth Quoix
Anatomical segmentectomy has been developed to offer better pulmonary function preservation than lobectomy, in stage IA lung cancer. Despite the retrospective nature of most of the studies and the lack of randomised studies, a substantial body of literature today allows us to evaluate to what extent lung function decreases after segmentectomy and whether segmentectomy offers a real functional benefit over lobectomy. From the available series, it emerges that the mean decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) is low, ranging from -9% to -24% of the initial value within 2 months and -3 to -13% 12 months after segmentectomy...
December 31, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048572/ventriculoscopic-surgery-for-cystic-retrochiasmatic-craniopharyngiomas-indications-surgical-technique-and-short-term-patient-outcomes
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Todd C Hollon, Luis E Savastano, David Altshuler, Ariel L Barkan, Stephen E Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Attempted gross-total resection for the management of cystic retrochiasmatic craniopharyngiomas can cause severe hypothalamic dysfunction and decrease overall survival. Ventriculoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive alternative; however, potential indications and technique have not been well defined. OBJECTIVE: To present our indications and technique for the ventriculoscopic treatment of cystic retrochiasmatic craniopharyngiomas. METHODS: We evaluated all patients with retrochiasmatic craniopharyngiomas for ventriculoscopic surgery...
October 18, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038762/clinical-outcomes-of-residual%C3%A2-or%C3%A2-recurrent-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-treated-with-endoscopic-nasopharyngectomy-plus-chemoradiotherapy-or-with-chemoradiotherapy-alone-a-retrospective-study
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Jingjin Weng, Jiazhang Wei, Jinyuan Si, Yangda Qin, Min Li, Fei Liu, Yongfeng Si, Jiping Su
BACKGROUND: Local residual and recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) generally shows treatment failure after standard radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy. Whether endoscopic nasopharyngectomy might provide an additional therapeutic advantage remains controversial. Therefore, we retrospectively compared the clinical prognoses of patients with residual or recurrent NPC treated with endoscopic nasopharyngectomy combined with chemoradiotherapy (CRT) with those of patients treated with CRT alone...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037803/prognostic-significance-and-biopsy-characteristics-of-prostate-cancer-with-seminal-vesicle-invasion-on-radical-prostatectomy-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Anna Kristiansen, Linda Drevin, Brett Delahunt, Hemamali Samaratunga, David Robinson, Ingela Franck Lissbrant, Pär Stattin, Lars Egevad
The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of seminal vesicle invasion (SVI, pT3b) compared with extraprostatic extension (EPE) alone (pT3a) after radical prostatectomy, and to correlate pre-operative biopsy pathology with SVI and EPE. The National Prostate Cancer Register includes all prostate cancers diagnosed in Sweden. We analysed 4063 cases with stage category pT3a and 1371 cases with pT3b at radical prostatectomy between 2000 and 2012. Associations between pT3a and pT3b and progression were evaluated and adjusted for year, age, biopsy grade and s-PSA...
October 13, 2017: Pathology
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