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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140150/radiotherapy-for-cervical-cancer-impact-on-the-vaginal-epithelium-and-sexual-function
#1
Alexandra Hofsjö, Karin Bergmark, Bo Blomgren, Helen Jahren, Nina Bohm-Starke
BACKGROUND: Women who have been treated for cervical cancer have persistent changes in their sexual function, which result in considerable distress. The aim of this study was to investigate the morphology of the vaginal epithelium in cervical cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy and its correlation to serum levels of sex steroid hormones and sexual function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 34 patients treated for cervical cancer with radiotherapy and 37 healthy age-matched control women scheduled for benign gynecological surgery...
November 15, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139277/tailor-management-to-the-patient-with-fibroids
#2
Marie O'Sullivan, Caroline Overton
Fibroids are benign, hormone-dependent tumours of uterine smooth muscle and connective tissue. They are commonly asymptomatic, but can cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure symptoms. Between 20 to 30% of women with heavy menstrual bleeding have fibroids. Fibroids are most prevalent in women aged 30-50 years and there may be a genetic predisposition. They are more common in black women than white women. Other risk factors include obesity and nulliparity. Asymptomatic women should only be referred if their uterus is palpable abdominally, if fibroids distort the uterine cavity or the uterus is larger than 12 cm in length...
March 2017: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135982/sting-expression-and-response-to-treatment-with-sting-ligands-in-premalignant-and-malignant-disease
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Jason R Baird, Zipeng Feng, Hong D Xiao, David Friedman, Ben Cottam, Bernard A Fox, Gwen Kramer, Rom S Leidner, R Bryan Bell, Kristina H Young, Marka R Crittenden, Michael J Gough
Human papilloma virus positive (HPV+) tumors represent a large proportion of anal, vulvar, vaginal, cervical and head and neck squamous carcinomas (HNSCC) and late stage invasive disease is thought to originate from a premalignant state. Cyclic dinucleotides that activate STimulator of INterferon Genes (STING) have been shown to cause rapid regression of a range of advanced tumors. We aimed to investigate STING ligands as a novel treatment for papilloma. We tested therapies in a spontaneous mouse model of papilloma of the face and anogenital region that histologically resembles human HPV-associated papilloma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134385/robotic-assisted-multivisceral-resection-for-rectal-cancer-short-term-outcomes-at-a-single-center
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H Hino, T Yamaguchi, Y Kinugasa, A Shiomi, H Kagawa, Y Yamakawa, M Numata, A Furutani, Y Yamaoka, S Manabe, T Suzuki, S Kato
BACKGROUND: The safety and feasibility of robotic-assisted multivisceral resection for locally advanced rectal cancer remain unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the short-term outcomes of this procedure at our institution. METHODS: From December 2011 to December 2016, patients who underwent robotic-assisted multivisceral resection for rectal cancer were investigated. Patient demographics, treatment characteristics, perioperative outcomes, and pathological results were evaluated retrospectively...
November 13, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133151/laparoscopic-management-of-a-rudimentary-uterine-horn
#5
Emilie Faller, Jean Jacques Baldauf, François Becmeur, Anne Lehn, Cherif Youssef Akladios, Lise Lecointre
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a technique of laparoscopic management of a rudimentary horn in a 12-year-old girl. DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgery using video (instructive video), approved the local institutional Review Board. SETTING: A university hospital, University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. PATIENT: A 12-year-old girl with a uterine rudimentary horn. INTERVENTION: We describe the case of a 12 years old girl who had no medical history...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131387/laparoscopic-mesh-repair-of-a-labial-hernia
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Philippe Grange, Fevzi Shakir, Ganesh Thiagamoorthy, George Araklitis, Dudley Robinson, Linda Cardozo
AIMS: To present a narrated video designed to demonstrate the steps involved in a laparoscopic mesh repair of a labial hernia. METHODS: This was in a 76-year-old woman who presented with a small bowel hernia in to her left labium majus. In 2014 she had a robotically assisted radical cystectomy for bladder cancer with anterior exenteration. She developed the hernia in February 2015 and initially a vaginal approach was attempted to repair the hernia (with layered non-absorbable sutures to close the fascia over the defect) at her local hospital, although this was unsuccessful...
November 13, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129389/adjuvant-therapy-in-patients-with-clear-cell-endometrial-carcinoma-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-database
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Karina Nieto, William Adams, Nghia Pham, Alec M Block, Surbhi Grover, William Small, Matthew M Harkenrider
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of adjuvant treatment, sociodemographic and tumor factors on the survival of patients with non-metastatic clear cell endometrial carcinoma (CCC). METHODS: 4298 patients treated from 1998 to 2011 with Stage I-IVA CCC were identified within the National Cancer Database. FIGO 2009 staging system was used. Adjuvant groups included: hysterectomy (HYS); HYS+vaginal brachytherapy (VBT); HYS+chemotherapy (CT); HYS+external beam radiation therapy (EBRT); HYS+CT+EBRT; and HYS+CT+VBT...
November 9, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128439/robotic-splenectomy-for-isolated-splenic-recurrence-of-endometrial-adenocarcinoma
#8
Valerio Gallotta, Marco D'Indinosante, Camilla Nero, Maria Teresa Giudice, Carmine Conte, Claudio Lodoli, Gian Franco Zannoni, Anna Fagotti, Giovanni Scambia
OBJECTIVES: We present a rare case of an isolated intraparenchymal splenic metastasis of endometrial cancer managed with robotic-assisted surgery. METHODS: A 55-year-old patient with a history of endometrial cancer was found to have a splenic lesion during her follow-up exams. She underwent surgical staging (total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oopherectomy, pelvic lymphadenectomy and peritoneal washing) in 2014 and the final pathologic findings showed an endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma, FIGO Stage IB G2...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126556/vulvar-intraepithelial-neoplasia-risk-factors-for-recurrence
#9
W Satmary, C H Holschneider, L L Brunette, S Natarajan
OBJECTIVE: We studied a large population of women with high-grade vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) in order to identify patient and treatment-related risk factors for recurrence and progression to cancer. METHODS: For this retrospective cohort study of women with a histologic diagnosis of VIN within Southern California Permanente Medical Group between 1995 and 2007 medical records were reviewed; clinical, demographic and pathologic data were collected. Statistical analyses included Chi-squared and Student's t-tests, univariate and multivariate logistic regression, and cumulative incidence analysis...
November 7, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113768/female-urethra-adenocarcinoma
#10
REVIEW
Lucio Dell'Atti, Andrea Benedetto Galosi
Female urethra adenocarcinoma (FUA) is a rare aggressive tumor that occurs in Skene ducts and glands. It is associated with a relatively poor prognosis. The aim of this review was to evaluate FUA in terms of epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, natural history of disease, modalities of treatment, and outcomes. These tumors are usually large masses, which typically spread through the lymphatic system. Patients present with vague symptoms similar to urinary tract infections. Cystourethroscopy permits visualization of the urethral tumor and allows biopsies to be performed to remove samples for histologic examination...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113672/vulvo-vaginal-reconstruction-after-radical-excision-for-treatment-of-vulvar-cancer-evaluation-of-feasibility-and-morbidity-of-different-surgical-techniques
#11
REVIEW
Violante Di Donato, Carlotta Bracchi, Emanuele Cigna, Lavinia Domenici, Angela Musella, Andrea Giannini, Francesca Lecce, Claudia Marchetti, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
BACKGROUND: Vulvar cancer is a rare disease accounting for approximately 5% of female genital tract tumors worldwide. Currently surgery represents the mainstay alone or sometimes, in combination with chemo-radiotherapy, for locally advanced tumors and recurrent disease. However, significant physical and sexual impairment mostly due to anatomical distortion of external genitalia are a consequence of radical surgical treatment. Postoperative reconstruction after demolitive surgeries improves aesthetic and functional results, guarantees an adequate coverage of large tumors and assures safe surgical margin...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113037/vitamin-d-and-vdr-in-gynecological-cancers-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Eileen Deuster, Udo Jeschke, Yao Ye, Sven Mahner, Bastian Czogalla
In recent years, a vast amount of studies have centered on the role of vitamin D in the pathogenesis of certain types of cancers such as breast, colorectal and lung cancer. Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D and its receptor play a crucial role in the development of gynecological cancers. In this review, we systematically analyzed the effect of vitamin D and the vitamin D receptor on endometrial, ovarian, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer. Our literature research shows that vitamin D levels and vitamin-D-related pathways affect the risk of gynecological cancers...
November 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112567/a-pilot-study-of-the-prevalence-of-anal-human-papillomavirus-and-dysplasia-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-ibd
#13
Ross D Cranston, Miguel Regueiro, Jana Hashash, Jonathan R Baker, Nicola Richardson-Harman, Laura Janocko, Ian McGowan
BACKGROUND: Defective cell-mediated immunity increases the risk of human papillomavirus-associated anal dysplasia and cancer. There is limited information on anal canal disease in patients with IBD. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess anal/vaginal human papillomavirus and anal dysplasia prevalence in patients with IBD. DESIGN: Patients had an anal examination before routine colonoscopy. SETTINGS: The study was conducted at a tertiary IBD referral center...
December 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109863/pattern-of-gynaecological-malignancies-in-south-western-region-of-pakistan-an-overview-of-12-years
#14
Hina Manzoor, Hamida Naheed, Khushnaseeb Ahmad, Shehla Iftikhar, Muhammad Asif, Jamila Shuja, Neelam Sultan, Irfan Ali, Syed Inayatullah, Yasir Hayat Khan
Gynaecological malignancies contribute significantly to cancer burden and have a higher rate of mortality and morbidity. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the pattern of gynaecological malignancies identified between January, 2000 and December, 2011, at the Centre for Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy (CENAR). At CENAR 5,072 female patients were registered with different malignancies, of which 632 cases were gynaecological malignancies. Ovarian cancer (47%) was the most common gynaecological malignancy, followed by cervical cancer (29%), uterine cancer (14%), vulvar and vaginal cancer (6%), and gestational trophoblastic neoplasm (4%)...
November 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107432/-reconstruction-of-abdo-perineal-resection-by-taylor-flap-about-68-patients
#15
D Boccara, K SerroR, J Lefevre, M Mimoun, M Chaouat
PURPOSES: Healing after abdomino-perineal resection is often difficult, especially in patients who have undergone radiation therapy. Vaginal reconstruction is also an important issue for the women who undergo this surgery. We describe and analyze here our series of perineal reconstructions with modified Taylor flaps. Between 2010 and 2016, 68 patients (52 women, 16 men) with cancer of the anal canal (53), adenocarcinoma of the lower rectum (9), or other malignant neoplasms of the perineum underwent reconstruction with a rectus abdominis myocutaneous (RAM) flap with an inferior pedicle and an oblique skin paddle...
October 26, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107387/dynamics-of-the-vaginal-wall-dose-in-hdr-interstitial-brachytherapy-for-gynecological-cancer-systematic-analysis-of-phantom-vs-patient-case
#16
Robert Y Kim, Andrew M McDonald, Omer Lee Burnett, Sui Shen
This study aimed to investigate the dynamics of the vaginal wall dose for interstitial brachytherapy (ISBT). A patient undergoing ISBT was selected as the patient case. The phantom case was generated to simulate the patient case in all regards with the exception of parallel needle positions. The vaginal wall was contoured as a 0.5-cm expansion around the vaginal surface of the obturator. The prescribed ISBT dose was 20 Gy in 4 fractions. Six treatment plans were generated by modifying relative dwell times and needle positions (DTNP)...
October 26, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105738/five-year-relative-survival-for-human-papillomavirus-associated-cancer-sites
#17
Hilda Razzaghi, Mona Saraiya, Trevor D Thompson, S Jane Henley, Laura Viens, Reda Wilson
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines can potentially prevent greater than 90% of cervical and anal cancers as well as a substantial proportion of vulvar, vaginal, penile, and oropharyngeal cancers caused by certain HPV types. Because more than 38,000 HPV-associated cancers are diagnosed annually in the United States, current studies are needed to understand how relative survival varies for each of these cancers by certain demographic characteristics, such as race and age. METHODS: The authors examined high-quality data from 27 population-based cancer registries covering approximately 59% of the US population...
November 6, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094453/uterine-metastasis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-under-molecular-target-therapy-with-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Mayu Shibata, Masato Shizu, Kazuko Watanabe, Akihiro Takeda
A 63-year-old woman presented with abnormal vaginal bleeding. Her disease history was significant, and included advanced lung adenocarcinoma with a deletion mutation in exon 19 of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene, which was managed by concurrent chemoradiotherapy, followed by molecular targeted therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for a two-year period. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed the enlargement of a previously suspicious myoma node, with peripheral enhancement. Hemorrhagic necrosis was also observed on magnetic resonance imaging...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094093/use-of-palliative-cisplatinum-for-advanced-cervical-cancer-in-a-resource-poor-setting-a-case-series-from-kenya
#19
Elkanah Orang'o, Peter Itsura, Philip Tonui, Hellen Muliro, Barry Rosen, Luc van Lonkhuijzen
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of cisplatinum for palliative treatment of advanced cervical cancer in a resource-poor setting. Methods: An observational case series is reported from a university teaching hospital in Kenya. All women presenting with advanced cervical cancer and planned for palliative cisplatinum therapy from 2010 to 2014 were included. Women were treated with cisplatinum 50 mg/m(2) every 4 weeks in an outpatient setting. Data on tumor stage and symptoms control were prospectively collected in an electronic database...
October 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082117/oncology-section-edge-task-force-on-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-patient-reported-measures-for-sexual-dysfunction
#20
Meryl Alappattu, Shana E Harrington, Alexandra Hill, Amanda Roscow, Alicia Jeffrey
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction is an important and infrequently addressed issue in patients with cancer. PURPOSE: To identify self-report measures for assessing sexual dysfunction and to evaluate their psychometric properties and relevance to patients with cancer. METHODS: Multiple electronic databases (CINAHL, Medline, PsycInfo) were reviewed using specific search terms to locate articles that identify self-report measures assessing sexual dysfunction...
July 2017: Rehabilitation Oncology
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