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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342884/oral-cancer-reconstruction-using-the-supraclavicular-artery-island-flap-comparison-to-free-radial-forearm-flap
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Christian Welz, Martin Canis, Sabina Schwenk-Zieger, Jennifer L Spiegel, Bernhard G Weiß, Yiannis Pilavakis
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the pedicled supraclavicular artery island flap (SCAIF) is a sufficient alternative to the fasciocutaneous radial forearm free flap (RFFF) for oral reconstruction in cancer surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors designed and implemented a retrospective cohort study composed of all consecutive patients who underwent head and neck reconstruction after cancer surgery at their tertiary university hospital from 2013 to 2016. Demographics and peri- and postoperative information were recorded and statistically analyzed...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336186/variation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-care-in-the-netherlands-a-retrospective-cohort-evaluation-of-incidence-treatment-and-outcome
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M de Ridder, A J M Balm, R J Baatenburg de Jong, C H J Terhaard, R P Takes, M Slingerland, E Dik, R J E Sedee, J G A M de Visscher, H Bouman, S M Willems, M W Wouters, L E Smeele, B A C van Dijk
BACKGROUND: To explore variation in numbers and treatment between hospitals that treat head and neck cancer (HNC) in the Netherlands. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patient, tumor and treatment characteristics were collected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry, while histopathological features were obtained by linkage to the national pathology record register PALGA. Inter-hospital variation in volume, stage, treatment, pathologically confirmed loco-regional recurrence and overall survival rate was evaluated by tumor site...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326215/osteoradionecrosis-of-the-temporal-bone-leading-to-cerebellar-abscess
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Thomas B Layton
Squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone is a rare and destructive malignancy and represents both diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The complex regional anatomy of the temporal bone requires equally intricate surgical techniques to adequately resect the tumour mass during surgical excision. Adjuvant radiotherapy is offered to patients with advanced disease and has been showed to confer a survival benefit in carefully selected patients. One feared complication of radiotherapy is osteoradionecrosis and is a major obstacle faced in the treatment of head and neck cancers...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325607/japanese-clinical-practice-guideline-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Ken-Ichi Nibu, Ryuichi Hayashi, Takahiro Asakage, Hiroya Ojiri, Yoshihiro Kimata, Takeshi Kodaira, Toshitaka Nagao, Torahiko Nakashima, Takashi Fujii, Hirofumi Fujii, Akihiro Homma, Kazuto Matsuura, Nobuya Monden, Takeshi Beppu, Nobuhiro Hanai, Tadaaki Kirita, Yuzuru Kamei, Naoki Otsuki, Naomi Kiyota, Sadamoto Zenda, Ken Omura, Koichi Omori, Tetsuo Akimoto, Kazuyoshi Kawabata, Seiji Kishimoto, Hiroya Kitano, Iwai Tohnai, Takashi Nakatsuka
OBJECTIVE: The first revision of "Japanese Clinical Practice Guideline for Head and Neck Cancer" was made in 2013 by the clinical practice guideline committee of Japan Society for Head and Neck Cancer, in response to the revision of the TNM classification. METHODS: 34 CQs (Clinical Questions) were newly adopted to describe the diagnosis and treatment methods currently considered most appropriate, and offered recommendation grade made by the consensus of the committee...
March 18, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319481/application-of-telepractice-for-head-and-neck-cancer-management-a-review-of-speech-language-pathology-service-models
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Elizabeth C Ward, Laurelie R Wall, Clare L Burns, Bena Cartmill, Anne J Hill
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Head and neck cancer (HNC) is a complex and heterogeneous disease, requiring specialist intervention from a multidisciplinary team including speech language pathology (SLP). Unfortunately, multiple patient and service-related challenges exist which currently limit equitable access to SLP support for all individuals. This review highlights the existing evidence for different telepractice models designed to help patients and services optimize management of swallowing and communication disorders arising from HNC...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317270/3q26-29-amplification-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-review-of-established-and-prospective-oncogenes
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REVIEW
Matthew A Davidson, Emma J Shanks
Head and neck cancer (HNSCC) is significantly underrepresented in worldwide cancer research, despite the fact that survival rates for the disease have remained static for over 50 years. Distant metastasis is often present at the time of diagnosis, and is the primary cause of death in cancer patients. In the absence of routine effective targeted therapies, the standard of care treatment remains chemoradiation in combination with (often disfiguring) surgery. A defining characteristic of HNSCC is the amplification of a region of chromosome 3 (3q26-29), which is consistently associated with poorer patient outcome...
March 19, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294461/the-construction-of-help-during-radiotherapy-re-defining-informal-care
#7
Lynda Appleton, Elizabeth Perkins
OBJECTIVES: This paper will explore how help is constructed during and following radiotherapy for patients with cancer. METHODS: Grounded theory methods were used in the study to explore the way in which family members and friends constructed a role for themselves in relation to patients receiving radiotherapy. A total of 22 helpers were interviewed. Patients were being treated for a range of cancers including breast, prostate, colorectal and head and neck. RESULTS: Respondents in this study consistently defined themselves as 'helpers' rather than 'carers'...
March 11, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287808/travel-burden-and-clinical-profile-of-cancer-patients-admitted-to-the-cancer-institute-of-iran-in-2012
#8
Fatemeh Sadeghi, Atefeh Ardestani, Maryam Hadji, Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi, Ali Kazemian, Mehrzad Mirzania, Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Mahdi Aghili, Kazem Zendehdel
BACKGROUND: Burden of cancer is increasing in developing countries, where healthcare infrastructures and resources are limited. Evaluating the pattern of care would provide evidence for planning and improvement of the situation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied the pattern of residential place and clinical information of cancer patients who were admitted to the Cancer Institute of Iran from January 1, to May 31, 2012. RESULTS: We studied 1,705 consecutive cancer patients admitted to the Cancer Institute in the study period...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286927/murray-secretion-scale-and-fiberoptic-endoscopic-evaluation-of-swallowing-in-predicting-aspiration-in-dysphagic-patients
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Chia-Wei Kuo, Clint Tanner Allen, Chu-Chun Huang, Chia-Jung Lee
The objective of this retrospective review is to evaluate the ability of the Murray secretion scale to predict aspiration as determined by fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. Patients with dysphagia undergoing a fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing study between January 2013 and November 2015 from a single, tertiary care institution were retrospectively reviewed. The Murray secretion scale and penetration aspiration scale on fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing examination were determined...
March 12, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284233/retrospective-study-of-rare-cutaneous-malignant-adnexal-tumors-of-the-head-and-neck-in-a-tertiary-care-cancer-hospital-a-case-series
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Omer Waqas, Muhammad Faisal, Irfan Haider, Awais Amjad, Arif Jamshed, Raza Hussain
BACKGROUND: Adnexal tumors of the skin are a large and diverse group of benign and malignant neoplasms, which exhibit morphological differentiation toward one of the different types of adnexal epithelium present in normal skin and they pose a diagnostic challenge. The purpose of this study is to share our experience with these rare but aggressive tumors at a tertiary care cancer hospital in a developing country. A retrospective review of 11 patients diagnosed with rare adnexal tumors and their variants from January 2005 to December 2014, treated either surgically or non-surgically, was performed to describe the clinicopathological characteristics and outcome of the disease...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282344/how-to-evaluate-and-assess-quality-of-life-issues-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#11
Jose G Vartanian, Simon N Rogers, Luiz P Kowalski
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Review quality of life (QOL) concepts and most common instruments to be used in patients with head and neck cancer, as well as the potential benefits and limitations of information derived from QOL studies. RECENT FINDINGS: Information from QOL studies can be clinical predictors of prognosis, serve as potential screening and planning tools for clinical care and rehabilitation efforts. Enhancements in computer technology and the advent of tools like head and neck cancer-specific item prompt list will allow for QOL data to be used more easily...
March 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275034/critical-evaluation-of-the-quality-and-recommendations-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#12
Yu-Pei Chen, Ya-Qin Wang, Wen-Fei Li, Lei Chen, Cheng Xu, Tai-Xiang Lu, Ai-Hua Lin, Ji-Jin Yao, Yang-Chan Li, Ying Sun, Yan-Ping Mao, Jun Ma
Background: Given the distinct biological characteristics and regional distribution of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) compared with other head and neck cancers, and uncertainties regarding therapeutic strategies, physicians require high-quality clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to provide transparent recommendations for NPC treatment. This study aimed to critically appraise the quality of NPC CPGs and assess the consistency of their recommendations. Methods: We identified CPGs that provided recommendations on the diagnosis and management of NPC published up to December 2015...
March 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267393/interruptions-of-head-and-neck-radiotherapy-across-insured-and-indigent-patient-populations
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Kimberly Thomas, Travis Martin, Ang Gao, Chul Ahn, Holly Wilhelm, David L Schwartz
PURPOSE: Radiotherapy for head and neck cancer is a cornerstone of care, requiring 30 to 35 days of treatment over 6 to 7 weeks. Diligent patient compliance is crucial, and unplanned treatment interruptions reduce cure rates. We studied interruption rates in private carrier-insured and Medicare-insured populations versus indigent populations served by a single academic health system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of electronic medical and billing records was performed analyzing treatment interruptions between January 2011 and December 2014...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258891/directly-improving-the-quality-of-radiation-treatment-through-peer-review-a%C3%A2-cross-sectional-analysis-of-cancer-centers-across-a-provincial-cancer-program
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Julie Rouette, Eric Gutierrez, Jennifer O'Donnell, Lindsay Reddeman, Margaret Hart, Sophie Foxcroft, Gunita Mitera, Padraig Warde, Michael D Brundage
PURPOSE: To describe the outcomes of peer review across all 14 cancer centers in Ontario. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We identified all peer-reviewed, curative treatment plans delivered in Ontario within a 3-month study period from 2013 to 2014 using a provincial cancer treatment database and collected additional data on the peer-review outcomes. RESULTS: Considerable variation was found in the proportion of peer-reviewed plans across the centers (average 70...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249612/do-selective-radiation-dose-escalation-and-tumour-hypoxia-status-impact-the-loco-regional-tumour-control-after-radio-chemotherapy-of-head-neck-tumours-the-escalox-protocol
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Steffi U Pigorsch, Jan J Wilkens, Severin Kampfer, Victoria Kehl, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Christian Schläger, Henning Bier, Markus Schwaiger, Stephanie E Combs
BACKGROUND: Standard of care primary treatment of carcinoma of locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer (LAHNSCC) consists of platinum-based concomitant chemo-irradiation. Despite progress in the treatment of LAHNSCC using modern radiotherapy techniques the outcome remains still poor. Using IMRT with SIB the escalation of total dose to the GTV is possible with the aim to improve clinical outcome. This study tests the hypothesis if radiation dose escalation to the GTV improves 2-year-LRC and -OS after concomitant chemo-irradiation...
March 1, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247313/electronic-patient-reported-outcomes-and-toxicities-during-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Joshua R Niska, Michele Y Halyard, Angelina D Tan, Pamela J Atherton, Samir H Patel, Jeff A Sloan
PURPOSE: To characterize quality of life (QOL) using real-time, electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) and to evaluate adverse events (AEs) and supportive care during head-and-neck radiotherapy (RT) and concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT). METHODS: Sixty-five patients undergoing head-and-neck RT completed electronic, real-time, 12-item linear analog self-assessments (LASA) at baseline, before biweekly appointments, and at the last week of RT. Changes in QOL domains between time points were calculated...
February 28, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247128/the-self-care-practices-of-family-caregivers-of-persons-with-poor-prognosis-cancer-differences-by-varying-levels-of-caregiver-well-being-and-preparedness
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J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Richard A Taylor, Gabrielle B Rocque, Andres Azuero, Aras Acemgil, Michelle Y Martin, Meka Astin, Deborah Ejem, Elizabeth Kvale, Karen Heaton, Maria Pisu, Edward E Partridge, Marie A Bakitas
PURPOSE: Little is known about the impact of family caregiving for adults with poor prognosis cancer on caregivers' own individual self-care practices. We explored differences in caregivers' discrete self-care practices associated with varying levels of caregiver well-being, preparedness, and decision-making self-efficacy. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey within eight community-based southeastern U.S. cancer centers was conducted. Family caregivers of Medicare beneficiaries ≥65 years with pancreatic, lung, brain, ovarian, head and neck, hematologic, or stage IV cancer completed measures of individual self-care practices (health responsibility, physical activity, nutrition, spiritual growth, interpersonal relations, stress management, and sleep), well-being (anxiety, depression, and health-related quality of life [HRQoL]), preparedness, and decision-making self-efficacy...
March 1, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244699/serum-zinc-evolution-in-dysphagic-patients-that-underwent-endoscopic-gastrostomy-for-long-term-enteral-feeding
#18
Carla Adriana Santos, Jorge Fonseca, Maria Teresa Martins Lopes, Elisabete Carolino, António Sousa Guerreiro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients undergoing endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) present with protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) but little is known about zinc status. Our aim was to evaluate serum zinc, its relationship with serum proteins and with the nature of the underlying disorder, during the first 3 months of PEG feeding. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study during a 3-month period after gastrostomy. Data was collected at initial PEG procedure (T0), after 4 (T1) and 12 weeks (T3)...
March 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244484/spectrum-of-cancer-in-adolescents-and-young-adult-an-epidemiological-and-clinicopathological-evaluation
#19
D Sharma, G Singh
INTRODUCTION: Changing scenario of cancer in adolescents and young adult (AYA) age group becomes an emerging and alarming problem. The age span that falls under the AYA umbrella, i.e., 15-29 years, is broad and having unique characteristic as compared to older and pediatric cohort. Only a few data are available in English literature about this age group where the spectrum of cancer varies accordingly as the function of age. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and pattern of tumor in adolescents and young age group...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244415/a-randomized-phase-2-trial-of-prophylactic-manuka-honey-for-the-reduction-of-chemoradiation-therapy-induced-esophagitis-during-the-treatment-of-lung-cancer-results-of-nrg-oncology-rtog-1012
#20
Shannon E Fogh, Snehal Deshmukh, Lawrence B Berk, Amylou C Dueck, Kevin Roof, Sherif Yacoub, Thomas Gergel, Kevin Stephans, Andreas Rimner, Albert DeNittis, John Pablo, Justin Rineer, Terence M Williams, Deborah Bruner
PURPOSE: Randomized trials have shown that honey is effective for the prevention of radiation-induced mucositis in head and neck cancer patients. Because there is no efficacious preventative for radiation esophagitis in lung cancer patients, this trial compared liquid honey, honey lozenges, and standard supportive care for radiation esophagitis. METHODS: The patients were stratified by percentage of esophagus receiving specific radiation dose (V60 Gy esophagus <30% or ≥30%) and were then randomized between supportive care, 10 mL of liquid manuka honey 4 times a day, and 2 lozenges (10 mL of dehydrated manuka honey) 4 times a day during concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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