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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346666/disseminated-peripheral-neuroblastoma-in-a-rhodesian-ridgeback-dog
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R W Cook, L A Abraham, C I McCowan
CASE REPORT: A 4-year-old neutered male Rhodesian Ridgeback dog with right-sided Horner's syndrome, bilateral laryngeal paralysis, neck pain and bilateral hindlimb ataxia was euthanased following deterioration of its neurological status. Necropsy examination revealed an off-white retropharyngeal neoplastic mass (100 × 30 × 30 mm) attached to the base of the skull on the right side and macroscopic nodular metastases in the spleen and three vertebral bodies (C6, C7 and T6), including a nodule attached to the dura at C7...
April 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344604/3d-image-based-adapted-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-cervical-cancer-with-and-without-interstitial-needles-measurement-of-applicator-shift-between-imaging-and-dose-delivery
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Leif Karlsson, Per Thunberg, Anders With, Louise Bohr Mordhorst, Jan Persliden
PURPOSE: Using 3D image-guided adaptive brachytherapy for cervical cancer treatment, it often means that patients are transported and moved during the treatment procedure. The purpose of this study was to determine the intra-fractional longitudinal applicator shift in relation to the high risk clinical target volume (HR-CTV) by comparing geometries at imaging and dose delivery for patients with and without needles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Measurements were performed in 33 patients (71 fractions), where 25 fractions were without and 46 were with interstitial needles...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344182/repair-of-frontoethmoidal-encephalocele-in-the-philippines-an-account-of-30-cases-between-2008-2013
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Amanda-Lynn Marshall, Pradeep Setty, Mark Hnatiuk, Daniel R Pieper
BACKGROUND: Frontoethmoidal encephalocele is a congenital abnormality of the anterior skull base involving herniation of cranial contents through a midline skull defect. Patency of the foramen cecum, along with other multifactorial variables, contribute to the development of frontoethmoidal encephaloceles. Due to limited resources, financial constraints, and lack of surgical expertise, repair of frontoethmoidal encephaloceles are limited in developing countries. METHODS: Between 2008-2013 an interdisciplinary team composed of neurosurgeons, craniofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and nursing personnel, conducted surgical mission trips to Davao City in Mindanao, Philippines...
March 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343976/prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-versus-observation-in-patients-with-extensive-disease-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-multicentre-randomised-open-label-phase-3-trial
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Toshiaki Takahashi, Takeharu Yamanaka, Takashi Seto, Hideyuki Harada, Hiroshi Nokihara, Hideo Saka, Makoto Nishio, Hiroyasu Kaneda, Koichi Takayama, Osamu Ishimoto, Koji Takeda, Hiroshige Yoshioka, Motoko Tachihara, Hiroshi Sakai, Koichi Goto, Nobuyuki Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: Results from a previous phase 3 study suggested that prophylactic cranial irradiation reduces the incidence of symptomatic brain metastases and prolongs overall survival compared with no prophylactic cranial irradiation in patients with extensive-disease small-cell lung cancer. However, because of the absence of brain imaging before enrolment and variations in chemotherapeutic regimens and irradiation doses, concerns have been raised about these findings. We did a phase 3 trial to reassess the efficacy of prophylactic cranial irradiation in the treatment of extensive-disease small-cell lung cancer...
March 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339510/3d-dentofacial-photogrammetry-reference-values-a-novel-approach-to-orthodontic-diagnosis
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Mohamed I Masoud, Neetu Bansal, Jose C Castillo, Amornrut Manosudprasit, Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Arshan Haghi, Hannah C Hawkins, Erik Otárola-Castillo
Background: Orthodontic diagnostic standards generally use the cranial base as a reference and rely on samples selected by orthodontists. Objective: The purpose of this study was to provide male and female standards for a novel non-radiographic approach for orthodontic diagnosis that utilizes 3D dentofacial photogrammetry using the eyes and natural head orientation as references instead of the cranial base. Methods: One hundred and eighty females and 200 males between the ages of 18 and 35 years from 2 modeling agencies were orthodontically screened for near ideal occlusion...
November 3, 2016: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339289/the-role-of-delineation-education-programs-for-improving-interobserver-variability-in-target-volume-delineation-in-gastric-cancer
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Cem Onal, Mustafa Cengiz, Ozan Cem Guler, Yemliha Dolek, Serdar Ozkok
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether delineation courses for radiation oncologists improve interobserver variability in target volume delineation for postoperative gastric cancer radiotherapy planning. METHODS: Twenty-nine radiation oncologists delineated target volumes in a gastric cancer patient. An experienced radiation oncologist lectured about delineation based on contouring atlas and delineation recommendations. After course, the radiation oncologists provided delineation for the same patient blind to the previous delineation...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337382/a-new-t-staging-system-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-based-on-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-results-from-a-prospective-multicentric-clinical-study
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Min Kang, Pingting Zhou, Tingting Wei, Tingting Zhao, Jianxiong Long, Guisheng Li, Haolin Yan, Guosheng Feng, Meilian Liu, Jinxian Zhu, Rensheng Wang
PURPOSE: This prospective multicentric study aimed to establish a new clinical T staging standard for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) based on intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between January 2006 and December 2009, four hundred and ninety-two NPC patients undergoing IMRT were staged according to the seventh edition of the UICC/AJCC staging system. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to calculate survival rates, and the log-rank test was used to compare survival differences...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332424/neuroprotective-effect-of-dl-3-n-butylphthalide-on-patients-with-radiation-induced-brain-injury-a-clinical-retrospective-cohort-study
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Xiaoni Zhang, Yi Li, Xiangpen Li, Xiaoming Rong, Yamei Tang, Ying Peng
PURPOSE: To evaluate the neuroprotective effects of Dl-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) on patients with radiation-induced brain injury, a hospital-based, clinical retrospective cohort study was conducted. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data was collected on patients diagnosed with radiation-induced brain injury from January 2009 to January 2015 in Department of Neurology, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital. All patients enrolled have received cranial radiotherapy and were diagnosed with radiation-induced brain injury...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327947/factors-associated-with-pre-and-postoperative-seizures-in-1033-patients-undergoing-supratentorial-meningioma-resection
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William C Chen, Stephen T Magill, Dario J Englot, Joe D Baal, Sagar Wagle, Jonathan W Rick, Michael W McDermott
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for pre- and postoperative seizures in supratentorial meningiomas are understudied compared to other brain tumors. OBJECTIVE: To report seizure frequency and identify factors associated with pre- and postoperative seizures in a large single-center population study of patients undergoing resection of supratentorial meningioma. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of 1033 subjects undergoing resection of supratentorial meningioma at the author's institution (1991-2014)...
March 15, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326663/a-morphometric-study-of-the-canine-skull-and-periorbita-and-its-implications-for-regional-ocular-anesthesia
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Paulo Roberto Klaumann, Juan Carlos Duque Moreno, Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: A hypothetical relationship between canine cranial length and the length of the periorbita could be used for intraconal anesthetic volume estimation. STUDY SUBJECTS: Forty-one canine cadaver heads and one macerated dog skull. PROCEDURES: Inion and nasion points were recognized in the macerated skull and used as landmarks for cranial length measure. Thirty cadavers classified as dolichocephalic, mesaticephalic and brachycephalic were distributed in three study groups...
March 22, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326490/virtual-reality-educational-tool-for-human-anatomy
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Santiago González Izard, Juan A Juanes Méndez, Pablo Ruisoto Palomera
Virtual Reality is becoming widespread in our society within very different areas, from industry to entertainment. It has many advantages in education as well, since it allows visualizing almost any object or going anywhere in a unique way. We will be focusing on medical education, and more specifically anatomy, where its use is especially interesting because it allows studying any structure of the human body by placing the user inside each one. By allowing virtual immersion in a body structure such as the interior of the cranium, stereoscopic vision goggles make these innovative teaching technologies a powerful tool for training in all areas of health sciences...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326032/a-dynamic-circuit-hypothesis-for-the-pathogenesis-of-blepharospasm
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David A Peterson, Terrence J Sejnowski
Blepharospasm (sometimes called "benign essential blepharospasm," BEB) is one of the most common focal dystonias. It involves involuntary eyelid spasms, eye closure, and increased blinking. Despite the success of botulinum toxin injections and, in some cases, pharmacologic or surgical interventions, BEB treatments are not completely efficacious and only symptomatic. We could develop principled strategies for preventing and reversing the disease if we knew the pathogenesis of primary BEB. The objective of this study was to develop a conceptual framework and dynamic circuit hypothesis for the pathogenesis of BEB...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325618/thoracic-irradiation-in-3weeks-for-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-is-twice-a-day-fractionation-really-needed
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G A Turgeon, L Souhami, N Kopek, V Hirsh, L Ofiara, S L Faria
PURPOSE: Many Canadian institutions treat limited-disease small cell lung cancer with 40Gy in 15 fractions delivered once-a-day in 3weeks concomitantly with chemotherapy. This regimen is convenient and seems to be effective. Here, we report and compare with a literature review the outcomes of patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated in our institution with this hypofractionated regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to December 2012, patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer treated curatively with platinum-based chemotherapy and concurrent thoracic radiotherapy at a dose of 40Gy in 16 fractions once-a-day were eligible for this review...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324779/frontocingulate-cerebral-blood-flow-and-cerebrovascular-reactivity-associated-with-antidepressant-response-in-late-life-depression
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Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, Brian D Boyd, Manus J Donahue, Kimberly Albert, Warren D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Vascular pathology is common in late-life depression (LLD) and may contribute to alterations in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR). In turn, such hemodynamic deficits may adversely affect brain function and clinical course. The goal of this study was to examine whether altered cerebral hemodynamics in depressed elders predicted antidepressant response. METHODS: 21 depressed elders completed cranial 3T MRI, including a pseudo-continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (pcASL) acquisition on both room air and during a hypercapnia challenge...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323222/laparoscopic-nerve-preserving-sacropexy
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Alfredo Ercoli, Stefano Cosma, Francesca Riboni, Giuseppe Campagna, Paolo Petruzzelli, Daniela Surico, Saverio Danese, Giovanni Scambia, Chiara Benedetto
STUDY OBJECTIVE: to demonstrate our developed nerve preserving technique during laparoscopic sacropexy (LSP) for multicompartment pelvic organ prolapse. DESIGN: exemplificative case of our surgical procedure based on a multicentric experience consisting of more than 800 cases in 10 years without major intraoperative complications. Informed consent was taken from the subject, and the institutional review board approved this research. SETTING: public practice at Maggiore della Carità University Hospital, Novara; at Sant'Anna Hospital, City of Health and Science, University of Torino; at A...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321987/cephalometric-findings-among-children-with-velopharyngeal-dysfunction-following-adenoidectomy-a-retrospective-study
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Firas Kassem, Yaniv Ebner, Ben Nageris, Nezar Watted, Ari DeRowe, Ariela Nachmani
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the craniofacial structure by cephalometry, especially the skull base and nasopharyngeal space, in children who underwent adenoidectomy and developed persistent velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Speech and swallowing clinic of a single academic hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 39 children with persistent VPD following adenoidectomy (mean age 8.0±3.6 years) and a control group of 80 healthy children...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321385/the-laparoscopically-harvested-omental-free-flap-a-compelling-option-for-craniofacial-and-cranial-base-reconstruction
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Peter D Costantino, David Shamouelian, Tristan Tham, Robert Andrews, Wojciech Dec
Background Management of craniofacial and cranial base tumors is a challenge due to the anatomic intricacies associated with the calvarium, the pathological diversity of lesions that present, and the potential complications. Clinical outcomes in laparoscopically harvested omentum free flaps for cranial base and craniofacial reconstruction are presented in this paper, in the largest case series to date. Methods A retrospective single-center experience for over 10 years with laparoscopically harvested omentum flaps used to reconstruct craniofacial and cranial base defects...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321381/skull-base-invasion-patterns-and-survival-outcomes-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancers
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Yusuf Dundar, Richard B Cannon, Marcus M Monroe, Luke Oliver Buchmann, Jason Patrick Hunt
Objective Report routes of skull base invasion for head and neck nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSCs) and their survival outcomes. Design Retrospective. Participants Ninety patients with NMSC with skull base invasion between 2004 and 2014. Major Outcome Measures Demographic, tumor characteristics, and treatments associated with different types of skull base invasion and disease-specific survival (DSS) and overall survival (OS). Results Perineural invasion (PNI) to the skull base occurred in 69% of patients, whereas 38% had direct skull base invasion...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321380/an-evaluation-of-styloidectomy-as-an-adjunct-or-alternative-to-jugular-stenting-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-and-disturbances-of-cranial-venous-outflow
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J Nicholas Higgins, Mathew R Garnett, John D Pickard, Patrick R Axon
Background The extent to which intracranial venous sinus obstruction contributes to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is debated. The extent to which extracranial venous obstruction contributes to IIH is virtually unexplored. This article describes an interventional approach to extracranial venous outflow in a group of patients with severe intractable symptoms. Objective To describe our technique and experience of styloidectomy combined with jugular stenting in the treatment of skull base narrowing of the jugular veins...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320555/a-population-based-statistical-model-for-daily-geometric-variations-in-the-thorax
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Yenny Z Szeto, Marnix G Witte, Marcel van Herk, Jan-Jakob Sonke
PURPOSE: To develop a population based statistical model of the systematic interfraction geometric variations between the planning CT and first treatment week of lung cancer patients for inclusion as uncertainty term in future probabilistic planning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Deformable image registrations between the planning CT and first week CBCTs of 235 lung cancer patients were used to generate deformation vector fields (DVFs) representing the geometric variations of lung cancer patients...
March 17, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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