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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521759/dosimetric-comparison-of-interstitial-brachytherapy-with-multi-channel-vaginal-cylinder-plans-in-patients-with-vaginal-tumors
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Lucas C Mendez, Moti Paudel, Matt Wronski, Ananth Ravi, Lisa Barbera, Eric Leung
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the dosimetric performance of multi-channel vaginal cylinder (MCVC) against interstitial brachytherapy (ISBT) for the treatment of vaginal tumors. METHODS: Vaginal tumors with extension of > 0.5 cm and ≤ 2 cm from the lateral vaginal wall and/or ≤ 1 cm in height above the vaginal vault were retrospectively selected from a ISBT registry trial database. The selected patients were treated with ISBT and targets included the intermediate (IRCTV) or high-risk (HRCTV) clinical target volumes...
May 18, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515303/spontaneous-and-vaccine-induced-clearance-of-mus-musculus-papillomavirus-type-1-mmupv1-muspv1-infection
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Rosie T Jiang, Joshua W Wang, Shiwen Peng, Tsui-Chin Huang, Chenguang Wang, Fabiana Cannella, Yung-Nien Chang, Raphael P Viscidi, Simon R A Best, Chien-Fu Hung, Richard B S Roden
Mus musculus Papillomavirus1 (MmuPV1/MusPV1) induces persistent papillomas in immunodeficient mice but not common laboratory strains. To facilitate study of immune control, we sought an outbred and immune competent laboratory mouse strain in which persistent papillomas could be established. We found that challenge of SKH1 mice (Crl:SKH1-Hrhr) by scarification on their tail with MmuPV1 resulted in three clinical outcomes: 1) persistent (>2 months) papillomas (∼20%), 2) transient papillomas that spontaneously regress typically within 2 months (∼15%), 3) no visible papillomas and viral clearance (∼65%)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511891/external-pelvic-and-vaginal-irradiation-vs-vaginal-irradiation-alone-as-postoperative-therapy-in-women-with-early-stage-uterine-serous-carcinoma-results-of-a-national-cancer-database-analysis
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Ankit Modh, Charlotte Burmeister, Adnan R Munkarah, Mohamed A Elshaikh
PURPOSE: Adjuvant treatment in early stage uterine serous carcinoma (USC) usually consists of chemotherapy with vaginal brachytherapy (VB), pelvic external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), or combination. We compared survival outcomes across these various radiation treatment modalities using the National Cancer Database. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The National Cancer Database was queried for adult females with histologically confirmed International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics 1988 Stage I-II USC diagnosed from 2003 to 2013 treated definitively with hysterectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy, and radiation therapy...
May 13, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509325/an-alternative-approach-to-gynecological-wound-healing
#4
Jakub Rzepka, Katarzyna Mosoń, Romuald Dębski
An 89-year-old woman was reffered to our Clinic with vulvar cancer. She also suffered from obesity [with body mass index (BMI) 35 kg/m2], persistent hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2 treated with oral medications. In 2015 she underwent a surgery due to endometrial carcinoma. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salphingoophorectomy, omentectomy and pelvical node dissection was performed (histopathology revealed adenocarcinoma serosum G2; FIGO stage Ib). In January 2016 after vulvar ulceration biopsy plano-epithelial squamous vulvar cancer was diagnosed...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502966/laparoscopic-repair-of-vaginal-evisceration-after-abdominal-hysterectomy-for-uterine-corpus-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Tomohiko Matsuhashi, Kazuho Nakanishi, Eri Hamano, Seiryu Kamoi, Toshiyuki Takeshita
Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a rare but serious complication that can develop after hysterectomy. Emergent surgical intervention is required for vaginal cuff dehiscence due to the potential subsequent vaginal evisceration, which may lead to necrosis of the small bowel. A 62-year-old nulliparous woman with a 30-year history of smoking, diabetes mellitus, and rheumatoid arthritis (treated with oral steroids) presented with a vaginal cuff dehiscence. Thirty-eight days before the admission, she had undergone a radical operation including total abdominal hysterectomy for uterine corpus cancer at another hospital...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499627/clinical-application-of-moskin-dosimeters-to-rectal-wall-in-vivo-dosimetry-in-gynecological-hdr-brachytherapy
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M Carrara, A Romanyukha, C Tenconi, D Mazzeo, A Cerrotta, M Borroni, D Cutajar, M Petasecca, M Lerch, J Bucci, A Richetti, S Presilla, C Fallai, G Gambarini, E Pignoli, A Rosenfeld
PURPOSE: Three MOSkins dosimeters were assembled over a rectal probe and used to perform in vivo dosimetry during HDR brachytherapy treatments of vaginal cancer. The purpose of this study was to verify the applicability of the developed tool to evaluate discrepancies between planned and measured doses to the rectal wall. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MOSkin dosimeters from the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics are particularly suitable for brachytherapy procedures for their ability to be easily incorporated into treatment instrumentation...
May 9, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498250/prediction-of-site-specific-tumor-relapses-in-patients-with-stage-i-ii-endometrioid-endometrial-cancer
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Taru Tuomi, Annukka Pasanen, Arto Leminen, Ralf Bützow, Mikko Loukovaara
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of predictors of an advanced disease and/or poor outcome with the occurrence of tumor relapses in different anatomical sites in patients with stage I-II endometrioid endometrial cancer. METHODS: A total of 929 patients were included in the study. The median follow-up time was 57 months (range, 1-108 months). The studied variables were: poor tumor differentiation, myometrial invasion 50% or greater, tumor size 3 cm or greater, lymphovascular space invasion, cervical stromal invasion, positive peritoneal cytology, old age (>77 years), obesity (body mass index ≥30 kg/m), and diabetes...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498243/a-controlled-study-on-vaginal-blood-flow-during-sexual-arousal-among-early-stage-cervical-cancer-survivors-treated-with-conventional-radical-or-nerve-sparing-surgery-with-or-without-radiotherapy
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Rinske Maria Bakker, Quirine D Pieterse, Luc R C W van Lonkhuijzen, Baptist J B M Z Trimbos, Carien L Creutzberg, Gemma G Kenter, Cor D de Kroon, Moniek M Ter Kuile
OBJECTIVE: Sexual problems among cervical cancer survivors may in part be caused by reduced vaginal blood flow due to damaged hypogastric nerves during radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy and/or by radiation-induced vaginal changes after pelvic radiotherapy. A nerve-sparing modification of radical hysterectomy (NSRH) may preserve vaginal blood flow. Vaginal blood flow during sexual arousal was compared between different treatment modalities. METHODS: We investigated premenopausal women treated for early-stage cervical cancer with radical hysterectomy (n = 29), NSRH (n = 28), NSRH with radiotherapy (n = 14), and controls (n = 31)...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498240/simple-vaginal-trachelectomy-a-valuable-fertility-preserving-option-in-early-stage-cervical-cancer
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Marie Plante, Marie-Claude Renaud, Alexandra Sebastianelli, Jean Gregoire
OBJECTIVE: Radical trachelectomy is a valid alternative for the treatment of early-stage cervical cancer in young women who wish to preserve fertility potential. Recent data indicate that even less radical surgery could be performed in low-risk cases. The objective of our study was to evaluate the safety of simple vaginal trachelectomy and node assessment in patients with low-risk, early-stage cervical cancer (<2 cm). METHODS: From May 2007 to July 2016, 35 women underwent a simple vaginal trachelectomy with laparoscopic sentinel lymph node mapping + pelvic node dissection...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496367/radiation-induced-vaginal-stenosis-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Lucinda Morris, Viet Do, Jennifer Chard, Alison H Brand
Treatment of gynecological cancer commonly involves pelvic radiation therapy (RT) and/or brachytherapy. A commonly observed side effect of such treatment is radiation-induced vaginal stenosis (VS). This review analyzed the incidence, pathogenesis, clinical manifestation(s) and assessment and grading of radiation-induced VS. In addition, risk factors, prevention and treatment options and follow-up schedules are also discussed. The limited available literature on many of these aspects suggests that additional studies are required to more precisely determine the best management strategy of this prevalent group after RT...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495443/dose-volume-correlation-of-cumulative-vaginal-doses-and-late-toxicity-after-adjuvant-external-radiation-and-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer
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Roshni Singh, Supriya Chopra, Reena Engineer, Siji Paul, Sadhana Kannan, Sarthak Mohanty, Jamema Swamidas, Umesh Mahantshetty, Jaya Ghosh, Amita Maheshwari, T Surappa Shylasree, Rajendra Kerkar, Sudeep Gupta, Shyam Shrivastava
PURPOSE: To investigate dose-response relationship between vaginal doses and long-term morbidity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients receiving adjuvant pelvic (chemo) radiation and brachytherapy for cervical cancer from January 2011 to December 2014 were included. Baseline vaginal length was determined clinically and from imaging at BT planning. Dose points were defined along mucosa and at 5 mm depth at 12, 3, 6, and 9 'o' clock positions at every 2 cm from apex to introitus...
May 8, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485195/is-routine-adnexal-scanning-for-postmenopausal-bleeding-of-value-observational-study-of-2101-women
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Shagaf Bakour, Emmanuel Emovon, James Nevin, Ayman A A Ewies
Our objective is to assess the merits of adnexal scanning during the investigation of women with postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) in terms of adnexal cancer diagnosis. This observational study was designed utilising an institutional PMB database in a teaching hospital, analysing a sample of 2101 consecutive women with PMB seen between 16th February 2012 and 12th August 2014 looking at the prevalence of cancer in adnexal masses identified on Trans-vaginal ultrasound scanning (TVS) in these PMB women. This study suggests that routine adnexal scanning in women with PMB may provide no benefit...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483662/the-management-of-polyps-in-female-reproductive-organs
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REVIEW
Vasilios Tanos, Kelsey Elizabeth Berry, Jaana Seikkula, Elissa Abi Raad, Andreas Stavroulis, Zaki Sleiman, Rudi Campo, Stephan Gordts
Polyps of the lower reproductive tract are found in 7.8-50% of women. It has been hypothesized that cytogenetic modifications on chromosomes 6, 7 and 12 as well as epigenetic factors involving enzyme and metabolic activities may cause polyps to develop. Cervical polyps found in 2-5% of cases are of low clinical significance and can cause, although rarely, post coital bleedings. Cervical polyps grow during pregnancy and mucorrhoea. Trans vaginal ultrasound (TVU) provides an excellent diagnostic technique to diagnose the size and the anatomic location of endometrial polyps (EPs)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483134/a-woman-in-her-30s-with-a-history-of-cervical-cancer-presents-with-shortness-of%C3%A2-breath-and-pleuritic-chest-pain
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Jing Gennie Wang, Patrick Gerard Cox
A woman in her 30s presented to the ED with a 3-month history of shortness of breath on exertion, dry cough, and pleuritic chest pain. A month ago, the patient was seen at an internal medicine clinic and was found to have a right pleural effusion. A thoracentesis revealed straw-colored fluid, a total nucleated cell count of 1,260 × 10(6)/L, and a differential with neutrophils of 0.15, lymphocytes of 0.55, macrophages/monocytes of 0.19, and eosinophils of 0.10. Fluid cytology and culture were negative. The patient was presumed to have a parapneumonic effusion and treated empirically with antibiotics...
May 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481433/can-we-prevent-preterm-birth-after-radical-trachelectomy
#15
Maria Kyrgiou, Phillip Bennett
Despite screening, cervical cancer remains the fourth commonest cancer in women with over 30000 new cases annually in Europe. HPV vaccination will reduce its incidence, but the full impact will require decades. The peak age of CIN matches the mean age of first pregnancy in the Western World. Most cervical cancers are diagnosed at an early stage through screening allowing fertility-sparing procedures such as radical trachelectomy, performed vaginally or abdominally or even simple conisation. This article is protected by copyright...
May 8, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479075/-pap-smear-before-25-years-old
#16
A Rousselin, L Dion, A Racin, V Lavoué, J Levêque, K Nyangoh Timoh
OBJECTIVES: Current French recommendations advocate cervical-vaginal screening for cervical cancer from age 25 whereas earlier screening is mostly found in current clinical practice although its consequences are not well understood. METHODS: A literature review using the MedLine database on the natural history of HPV infections, cytological screening, management of cytological and histological anomalies in adolescents and young women. RESULTS: The adolescent and young woman have some characteristics that distinguish them from adult women: a high prevalence of HPV infections (making the use of the HPV test unprofitable), accompanied by a higher clearance; frequency of minor cytological abnormalities (for which a cytological surveillance without colposcopy is sufficient) and low-grade histological lesions of low grade the usual prognosis of which is complete recovery; and rarity of CIN3 lesions and absence of invasive lesions, allowing no treatment in patients with CIN2 lesions and compliant to cytological and colposcopic surveillance...
May 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474381/risk-of-cervical-cancer-in-symptomatic-women-aged-%C3%A2-40-in-primary-care-a-case-control-study-using-electronic-records
#17
S Walker, W Hamilton
There are approximately 3,000 new UK diagnoses of cervical cancer annually, with many women presenting symptomatically. We aimed to identify and quantify features of cervical cancer in primary care in a case-control study in the UK. Putative features of cervical cancer were identified, and odd ratios and positive predictive values (PPVs) were calculated. About 1,006 women aged ≥40 years diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,992 age-, sex- and practice-matched controls were selected from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469316/cervical-cytopathological-changes-among-women-with-vaginal-discharge-attending-teaching-hospital
#18
Magdi M Salih, Fatma Tage El Sir AlHag, Mohammed Ahmed Khalifa, Abdulla H El Nabi
AIMS: To find cytology changes among women attending obstetrics and gynaecology clinic with complaints of vaginal discharges. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This descriptive hospital-based cytological study was conducted at the outpatient clinic of the obstetrics and gynaecology department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred women with complaints of vaginal discharge were selected. Their detailed histories were documented on a special request form. Pap smears were then obtained and sent for cytological examination to the cytopathology department...
April 2017: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466646/ultrasound-guided-transvaginal-thrombin-injection-of-uterine-arteries-pseudoaneurysms
#19
Cristina Ros, Daniel Barnes, Anna Fervienza, Gabriella Oses, Juan Luis Alcázar, Sergio Martínez-Román, Àngels Rovirosa, Francisco Carmona, Fernando Gómez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of transvaginal ultrasound-guided thrombin injection (UGTI) to treat uterine artery pseudoaneurysms (UAP) as an alternative to emergency arterial embolization. METHODS: Two women presenting with heavy vaginal bleeding were diagnosed with UAP by pelvic CT scan. After UAP identification by transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS), 2 cc of thrombin (Tissucol(®), Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Munich, Germany) were slowly injected into the UAP using a 30 cm long 22-gauge needle through a needle-guide attached to the vaginal probe...
May 3, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460567/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-partially-reverse-infertility-in-chemotherapy-induced-ovarian-failure
#20
Sara A Mohamed, Shahinaz M Shalaby, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Soumia Brakta, William D Hill, Nahed Ismail, Ayman Al-Hendy
INTRODUCTION: Chemotherapy is the most commonly used modality to treat human cancers; however, in many cases it causes irreversible ovarian failure. In this work, we plan to evaluate the restorative function of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in a chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure mouse model. METHODS: Acclimatized 4 to 6 week-old female mice (C57BL/6) were assigned randomly to a vehicle-treated control group (group 1), chemotherapy-treated group followed by vehicle alone (group 2), or chemotherapy-treated group followed by stem cell intraovarian injection (group 3)...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
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