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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157770/global-adverse-event-reports-of-breast-implant-associated-alcl-an-international-review-of-40-government-authority-databases
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Dhivya R Srinivasa, Roberto N Miranda, Arminder Kaura, Ashleigh M Francis, Antonella Campanale, Rosaria Boldrini, Janette Alexander, Anand Deva, Paula Gravina, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Karen Nast, Charles E Butler, Mark W Clemens
BACKGROUND: An estimated 200 patients have been reported with breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL), a rare T-cell lymphoma developing around breast prostheses. The purpose of this study was to review federal database submissions relating to BI-ALCL in 37 countries representing the majority of breast implant markets worldwide with available adverse event reporting. METHODS: Database queries were performed for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Japan, Mexico, National Competent Authorities of the European Member States, New Zealand, South Korea, and United States...
January 20, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156678/patterns-of-symptom-control-and-palliative-care-focused-original-research-articles-in-major-radiation-oncology-journals
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Tracy A Balboni, Edward Chow
: 216 Background: National oncology and palliative care organizations recommend greater incorporation of palliative care in clinical care and research in advanced cancer to improve care quality. In radiation oncology, palliative oncology care represents approximately 30-40% of treatment courses. Given the frequency of palliative care in radiation oncology and recommendations for greater research at this intersection, we sought to determine the prevalence and patterns of publication of symptom control and palliative care focused original research articles in two prominent radiation oncology journals from 2004-2015...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152711/-it-looks-good-how-a-provincial-radiation-oncology-program-benefits-from-implementing-peer-review-across-cancer-centers
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Margaret Hart, Jennifer O'Donnell, Sophie Foxcroft, Eric Gutierrez, Lindsay Elizabeth Reddeman, Gunita Mitera, Padraig Richard Warde
: 238 Background: Peer review (PR) in radiation oncology (RO) has been endorsed as an indicator of treatment quality in North America and internationally. The direct benefits of PR include quality assurance (QA) on individual treatment plans. The indirect benefits for radiation oncology departments or programs (ROPs) have been postulated but not systematically evaluated. We used a rigorous and comprehensive qualitative approach to explore the indirect benefits of PR across a jurisdiction of cancer care, and to identify factors that facilitate PR, barriers to implementation, and strategies for expansion of PR across centers...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149588/pemetrexed-induced-radiation-recall-dermatitis-in-a-patient-with-lung-adenocarcinoma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jin Ge, Vivek Verma, Andrew Hollander, Corey Langer, Charles B Simone
Radiation recall dermatitis (RRD) is an inflammatory reaction in a previously irradiated field subsequent to the administration of pharmacologic or promoting agents. Herein, we describe a 47-year-old man with NSCLC who was treated with radiotherapy and pemetrexed-based chemotherapy three years prior to developing RRD upon resumption of pemetrexed-based chemotherapy. RRD with pemetrexed is rare and consists of five cases reported thus far. Although RRD is a rare phenomenon, it should be considered in any patient with dermatologic reactions that occur at the site of previous exposure to radiation therapy...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113017/cardiac-toxicity-after-radiotherapy-for-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-pooled-analysis-of-dose-escalation-trials-delivering-70-to-90-gy
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Kyle Wang, Michael J Eblan, Allison M Deal, Matthew Lipner, Timothy M Zagar, Yue Wang, Panayiotis Mavroidis, Carrie B Lee, Brian C Jensen, Julian G Rosenman, Mark A Socinski, Thomas E Stinchcombe, Lawrence B Marks
Purpose The significance of radiotherapy (RT) -associated cardiac injury for stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is unclear, but higher heart doses were associated with worse overall survival in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0617 study. We assessed the impact of heart dose in patients treated at our institution on several prospective dose-escalation trials. Patients and Methods From 1996 to 2009, 127 patients with stage III NSCLC (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, 0 to 1) received dose-escalated RT to 70 to 90 Gy (median, 74 Gy) in six trials...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089480/deep-inspiration-breath-hold-produces-a-clinically-meaningful-reduction-in-ipsilateral-lung-dose-during-locoregional-radiation-therapy-for-some-women-with-right-sided-breast-cancer
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Jessica L Conway, Leigh Conroy, Lindsay Harper, Marie Scheifele, Haocheng Li, Wendy L Smith, Tannis Graham, Tien Phan, Ivo A Olivotto
PURPOSE: The goal of the work described here was to determine whether deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) produces a clinically meaningful reduction in pulmonary dose compared with free breathing (FB) during locoregional radiation for right-sided breast cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Four-field, modified-wide tangent plans with full nodal coverage were developed for 30 consecutive patients on paired DIBH and FB CT scans. Nodes were contoured according to European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology guidelines...
October 19, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048638/tu-d-201-04-veracity-of-data-elements-in-radiation-oncology-incident-learning-systems
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A Kapur, S Evans, D Brown, G Ezzell, D Hoopes, S Dieterich, K Kapetanovic, C Tomlinson
PURPOSE: Incident learning systems encompass volumes, varieties, values, and velocities of underlying data elements consistent with the V's of big data. Veracity, the 5th V however exists only if there is high inter-rater reliability (IRR) within the data elements. The purpose of this work was to assess IRR in the nationally deployed RO-ILS: Radiation Oncology-Incident Learning System (R) sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048404/we-h-201-03-enthusiasm-and-generosity-of-spirit-necessitate-a-volunteering-structure-to-make-them-more-meaningful
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Y Pipman
: The desperate need for radiotherapy in low and mid-income countries (LMICs) has been well documented. Roughly 60 % of the worldwide incidence of cancer occurs in these resource-limited settings and the international community alongside governmental and non-profit agencies have begun publishing reports and seeking help from qualified volunteers. However, the focus of several reports has been on how dire the situation is and the magnitude of the problem, leaving most to feel overwhelmed and unsure as to how to help and why to get involved...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048344/we-e-204-01-astro-based-journals
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E Klein
: Research papers authored by Medical Physicists address a large spectrum of oncologic, imaging, or basic research problems; exploit a wide range of physical and engineering methodologies; and often describe the efforts of a multidisciplinary research team. Given dozens of competing journals accepting medical physics articles, it may not be clear to an individual author which journal is the best venue for disseminating their work to the scientific community. Relevant factors usually include the Journal's audience and scientific impact, but also such factors as perceived acceptance rate, interest in their topic, and quality of service...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048153/su-f-p-33-combining-research-and-professional-practice-in-the-clinical-setting-a-medical-physicist-personal-experience
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J L Oacutepez-Tarjuelo
PURPOSE: To initiate a discussion on the current and evolving role of Medical Physicists based on author's professional and research experience in patient safety and quality control. METHODS: Several professionals of the departments of Medical Physics and Radiation Oncology, chiefly devoted to clinical tasks, began a research program on patient safety and quality control in a framework provided by the implementation of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). We performed studies on virtual simulation for IORT, in vivo dosimetry, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), statistical process control (SPC), and receiver operating characteristics of dosimetric equipment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047760/we-h-201-04-models-for-developing-medical-physics-educators-and-education-programs-in-the-developing-countries-and-the-potential-role-of-us-universities-and-individual-medical-physicists
#11
P Sprawls
: The desperate need for radiotherapy in low and mid-income countries (LMICs) has been well documented. Roughly 60 % of the worldwide incidence of cancer occurs in these resource-limited settings and the international community alongside governmental and non-profit agencies have begun publishing reports and seeking help from qualified volunteers. However, the focus of several reports has been on how dire the situation is and the magnitude of the problem, leaving most to feel overwhelmed and unsure as to how to help and why to get involved...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047695/we-e-204-02-journal-of-medical-physics-and-jacmp
#12
J Williamson
: Research papers authored by Medical Physicists address a large spectrum of oncologic, imaging, or basic research problems; exploit a wide range of physical and engineering methodologies; and often describe the efforts of a multidisciplinary research team. Given dozens of competing journals accepting medical physics articles, it may not be clear to an individual author which journal is the best venue for disseminating their work to the scientific community. Relevant factors usually include the Journal's audience and scientific impact, but also such factors as perceived acceptance rate, interest in their topic, and quality of service...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047638/su-f-p-09-a-global-medical-physics-collaboration-for-implementation-of-modern-radiotherapy-in-botswana
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R Makufa, M Bvochora-Nsingo, T Karumekayi, R J Schneider, J A Efstathiou, S Dryden-Peterson, A Odom, A Shulman, Y Pipman, D P Gierga
PURPOSE: The global burden of cancer is considerable, particularly in low and middle-income countries. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute have partnered with the oncology community and government of Botswana to form BOTSOGO (BOTSwana Oncology Global Outreach) to address the rising burden of cancer in Botswana. Currently, radiation therapy (RT) is only available at a single linear accelerator (LINAC) in Gaborone Private Hospital (GPH). BOTSOGO worked to limit the absence of RT during a LINAC upgrade and ensure a safe transition to modern radiotherapy techniques...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047637/we-h-201-00-opportunities-for-physicists-to-support-low-and-mid-income-countries
#14
Julianne Pollard
: The desperate need for radiotherapy in low and mid-income countries (LMICs) has been well documented. Roughly 60 % of the worldwide incidence of cancer occurs in these resource-limited settings and the international community alongside governmental and non-profit agencies have begun publishing reports and seeking help from qualified volunteers. However, the focus of several reports has been on how dire the situation is and the magnitude of the problem, leaving most to feel overwhelmed and unsure as to how to help and why to get involved...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047524/su-f-p-05-initial-experience-with-an-independent-certification-program-for-stereotactic-radiosurgery-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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T Solberg, J Robar, T Gevaert, M Todorovic, J Howe
PURPOSE: The ASTRO document "Safety is no accident: A FRAMEWORK FOR QUALITY RADIATION ONCOLOGY AND CARE" recommends external reviews of specialized modalities. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the implementation of such a program for Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body radiation Therapy (SBRT). METHODS: The margin of error for SRS and SBRT delivery is significantly smaller than that of conventional radiotherapy and therefore requires special attention and diligence...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047307/su-f-t-292-imaging-and-radiation-oncology-core-iroc-houston-qa-center-s-anthropomorphic-phantom-program
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H Mehrens, B Lewis, C Lujano, T Nguyen, N Hernandez, P Alvarez, A Molineu, D Followill
PURPOSE: To describe the results of IROC Houston's international and domestic end-to-end QA phantom irradiations. METHODS: IROC Houston has anthropomorphic lung, liver, head and neck, prostate, SRS and spine phantoms that are used for credentialing and quality assurance purposes. The phantoms include structures that closely mimic targets and organs at risk and are made from tissue equivalent materials: high impact polystyrene, solid water, cork and acrylic. Motion tables are used to mimic breathing motion for some lung and liver phantoms...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047138/su-f-e-12-elective-international-rotations-in-medical-physics-residency-programs
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D Brown, A Mundt, J Einck, T Pawlicki
PURPOSE: The purpose of this educational program is to motivate talented, intelligent individuals to become stakeholders in the global effort to improve access to radiotherapy. METHODS: The need to improve global access to radiotherapy has been clearly established and several organizations are making substantial progress in securing funding and developing plans to achieve this worthwhile goal. The incorporation of elective international rotations in residency programs may provide one possible mechanism to promote and support this future investment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047046/we-e-204-03-radiology-and-other-imaging-journals
#18
A Karellas
: Research papers authored by Medical Physicists address a large spectrum of oncologic, imaging, or basic research problems; exploit a wide range of physical and engineering methodologies; and often describe the efforts of a multidisciplinary research team. Given dozens of competing journals accepting medical physics articles, it may not be clear to an individual author which journal is the best venue for disseminating their work to the scientific community. Relevant factors usually include the Journal's audience and scientific impact, but also such factors as perceived acceptance rate, interest in their topic, and quality of service...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046986/we-h-201-01-the-opportunities-and-benefits-of-helping-lmics-how-helping-them-can-help-you
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J Pollard
: The desperate need for radiotherapy in low and mid-income countries (LMICs) has been well documented. Roughly 60 % of the worldwide incidence of cancer occurs in these resource-limited settings and the international community alongside governmental and non-profit agencies have begun publishing reports and seeking help from qualified volunteers. However, the focus of several reports has been on how dire the situation is and the magnitude of the problem, leaving most to feel overwhelmed and unsure as to how to help and why to get involved...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046843/su-f-t-665-confocal-microscopy-imaging-of-cell-cycle-distribution-in-cells-treated-with-pegylated-gold-nanoshells
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D Sadetaporn, D Flint, C McFadden, A Asaithamby, G Sawakuchi
PURPOSE: To use confocal microscopy to distinguish cells in different phases of the cell cycle before and after treatment with pegylated gold nanoshells (PEG-AuNSs). METHODS: Transfected fibrosarcoma cells (HT1080-EYFP-53BP1-FUCCI) were cultured in T-25 flasks and seeded in glass bottom dishes. These cells express the fluorescent probe AmCyan during the G2/S phases of the cell cycle, mCherry during the G1 phase, and EYFP tagged to the DNA repair protein 53BP1. After allowing cells 4 h to adhere to dishes, PEG-AuNS (Nanospectra Biosciences, Houston, TX) at a concentration of 0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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