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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620579/delineation-of-the-prostate-bed-the-invisible-target-is-still-an-issue
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Igor Latorzeff, Paul Sargos, Geneviève Loos, Stéphane Supiot, Stéphane Guerif, Christian Carrie
For pathological high-risk prostate cancer, adjuvant irradiation has shown a survival benefit. Phase III studies have highlighted that half men would face biochemical relapse and would be candidate for radiotherapy at adjuvant or salvage times. Despite at least four published international contouring guidelines from different collaborative groups, discrepancies remain for volumes, delineation, and margins to be considered in order to optimize radiotherapy planning. This article from "Groupe d'Etude des Tumeurs UroGénitales (GETUG)" members will focus on controversies to help clinicians to create best volume delineation for adjuvant or salvage post prostatectomy radiotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619290/sparing-dysphagia-aspiration-related-structures-using-novel-hybrid-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
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Sitaraman BalajiSubramanian, Karunakaran Balaji, Moorthi Thirunavukarasu, Sumana Premkumar
PURPOSE: Studies using split field IMRT to spare dysphagia/aspiration related structures (DARS) have raised concern regarding dose uncertainty at matchline. This study explores the utility of hybrid VMAT in sparing the DARS and assesses matchline dose uncertainty in postoperative oral cavity cancer patients and compares it with VMAT. METHODS & MATERIALS: Ten postoperative oral cavity cancer patients were planned with h-VMAT and VMAT using the same planning CT dataset...
June 12, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617897/recreational-activity-and-facial-trauma-among-older-adults
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Andrea Plawecki, Michael Bobian, Aron Kandinov, Peter F Svider, Adam J Folbe, Jean Anderson Eloy, Michael Carron
Importance: As the US population ages, public health agencies have released guidelines encouraging aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening exercises among older individuals. Facial trauma from such activities among elderly individuals has long been underappreciated. Objectives: To evaluate the incidence of recreational activity-associated facial fractures among older adults and to further delineate injury characteristics including demographics, fracture location, and specific activities...
June 15, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617686/imaging-adult-patients-with-coarctation-of-the-aorta
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Akanksha N Thakkar, Ponraj Chinnadurai, C Huie Lin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of current recommendations and techniques used to image coarctations of the aorta. RECENT FINDINGS: Imaging of coarctation of the aorta in adults is moving away from conventional techniques such as echocardiography and invasive angiography. Echocardiography may assist in making the diagnosis but is limited in its ability to quantify the severity of coarctations. Current guidelines recommend that every patient with a coarctation must undergo a computed tomography (CT) or MRI scan for accurate delineation of morphology...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609315/the-role-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-simulation-training-at-extracorporeal-life-support-organization-centers-in-the-united-states
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Mark F Weems, Philippe S Friedlich, Lara P Nelson, Alyssa J Rake, Laura Klee, James E Stein, Theodora A Stavroudis
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) requires a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization publishes training guidelines but leaves specific requirements up to each institution. Simulation training has shown promise, but it is unclear how many institutions have incorporated simulation techniques into ECMO training to date. METHODS: We sent an electronic survey to ECMO coordinators at Extracorporeal Life Support Organization sites in the United States...
June 12, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607765/paediatric-bone-and-joint-infection
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REVIEW
Alexios D Iliadis, Manoj Ramachandran
Despite advances in understanding and management, paediatric osteoarticular infections continue to pose diagnostic difficulties for clinicians. Delays in diagnosis can lead to potentially devastating morbidity.No single investigation, including joint aspiration, is sufficiently reliable to diagnose conclusively paediatric bone and joint infection. Diagnosis should be based on a combination of clinical signs, imaging and laboratory investigations. Algorithms should supplement, and not replace, clinical decision making in all cases...
January 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604917/older-adults-views-and-communication-preferences-about-cancer-screening-cessation
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Nancy L Schoenborn, Kimberley Lee, Craig E Pollack, Karen Armacost, Sydney M Dy, John F P Bridges, Qian-Li Xue, Antonio C Wolff, Cynthia Boyd
Importance: Older adults with limited life expectancy are frequently screened for cancer even though it exposes them to risks of screening with minimal benefit. Patient preferences may be an important contributor to continued screening. Objective: To examine older adults' views on the decision to stop cancer screening when life expectancy is limited and to identify older adults' preferences for how clinicians should communicate recommendations to cease cancer screening...
June 12, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597183/discrepancies-between-nccn-and-esmo-guidelines-in-the-management-of-anal-cancer-a-qualitative-review
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REVIEW
Natalie Johnson, Gianluca Pellino, Constantinos Simillis, Shengyang Qiu, Stella Nikolaou, Daniel L Baird, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Paris P Tekkis, Christos Kontovounisios
There is an ever-growing need, with the ongoing developments in research and the progress towards patient centered care, to delineate standardized protocols of management of anal cancer. However, guidelines from different societies show some degree of disagreement. This is a systematic review of the literature to identify similarities and discrepancies between the guidelines for the management of anal cancer drafted by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)...
June 8, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591768/adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-aesthetic-surgery-a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-the-current-clinical-trial-intellectual-property-and-regulatory-landscape
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Zeeshaan Arshad, Celine-Lea Halioua-Haubold, Mackenna Roberts, Fulvio Urso-Baiarda, Oliver A Branford, David A Brindley, Benjamin M Davies, David Pettitt
Background: Adipose tissue, which can be readily harvested via a number of liposuction techniques, offers an easily accessible and abundant source of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs). Consequently, ASCs have become an increasingly popular reconstructive option and a novel means of aesthetic soft tissue augmentation. Objectives: This paper examines recent advances in the aesthetic surgery field, extending beyond traditional review formats to incorporate a comprehensive analysis of current clinical trials, adoption status, and the commercialization pathway...
June 7, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586942/-drawing-up-a-guideline-for-handling-information-and-communication-technology-flexibility-and-availability-in-small-and-medium-enterprises
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Veronika Weilnhammer, Stefanie Heinze, Barbara Heiden, Esther Palm, Britta Herbig, Gabriele Lüke, Dennis Nowak, Jürgen Glaser, Caroline Eva Wella Herr
Background Within the last decades the world of work has changed enormously. Due to new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), working at any time from any place has become possible. Flexibility, availability and the dissolution of boundaries between work and private life are the possible results of this development. The spread of this development and possible consequences on the affected employee's health and wellbeing have been examined so far especially in big companies. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are rarely subjects of scientific studies in this context...
June 6, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580805/use-of-intervention-mapping-to-enhance-health-care-professional-practice-a-systematic-review
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Desire Durks, Fernando Fernandez-Llimos, Lutfun N Hossain, Lucia Franco-Trigo, Shalom I Benrimoj, Daniel Sabater-Hernández
BACKGROUND: Intervention Mapping is a planning protocol for developing behavior change interventions, the first three steps of which are intended to establish the foundations and rationales of such interventions. AIM: This systematic review aimed to identify programs that used Intervention Mapping to plan changes in health care professional practice. Specifically, it provides an analysis of the information provided by the programs in the first three steps of the protocol to determine their foundations and rationales of change...
June 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573316/-sarcoidosis-dermatological-view-of-a-rare-multisystem-disease
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REVIEW
T Giner, S Benoit, H Kneitz, M Goebeler
Sarcoidosis is a rare multisystem inflammatory disease of largely unknown etiology. While pulmonary sarcoidosis is the most abundant organ manifestation, involvement of the skin that occurs in up to 30% of patients is the most common extrapulmonary presentation of the disease. Dermatologists therefore play an important role not only for establishing the diagnosis and delineating it from potential differential diagnoses but also for the interdisciplinary care of the patient. The clinical presentation of skin sarcoidosis is manifold, which occasionally aggravates making the final diagnosis...
June 1, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534430/variability-in-axillary-lymph-node-delineation-for-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-in-presence-of-guidelines-on-a-multi-institutional-platform
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Delia Ciardo, Angela Argenone, Genoveva Ionela Boboc, Francesca Cucciarelli, Fiorenza De Rose, Maria Carmen De Santis, Alessandra Huscher, Edy Ippolito, Maria Rosa La Porta, Lorenza Marino, Ilaria Meaglia, Isabella Palumbo, Francesca Rossi, Paolo Alpi, Mario Bignardi, Alessio Bonanni, Domenico Cante, Tino Ceschia, Letizia Fabbietti, Marco Lupattelli, Elisa Donatella Mantero, Alessia Monaco, Patrizia Porcu, Vincenzo Ravo, Sonia Silipigni, Angelo Tozzi, Vincenza Umina, Dario Zerini, Luigi Bordonaro, Giorgia Capezzali, Elena Clerici, Sarah Pia Colangione, Michela Dispinzieri, Jessica Dognini, Laura Donadoni, Sara Falivene, Alessandra Fozza, Barbara Grilli, Roberta Guarnaccia, Eva Iannacone, Valentina Lancellotta, Agnese Prisco, Rosalinda Ricotti, Roberto Orecchia, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Maria Cristina Leonardi
AIM: To quantify the variability between radiation oncologists (ROs) when outlining axillary nodes in breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For each participating center, three ROs with different levels of expertise, i.e., junior (J), senior (S) and expert (E), contoured axillary nodal levels (L1, L2, L3 and L4) on the CT images of three different patients (P) of an increasing degree of anatomical complexity (from P1 to P2 to P3), according to contouring guidelines...
August 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532608/assessment-of-the-novel-online-delineation-workshop-dummy-run-approach-using-falcon-within-a-european-multicentre-trial-in-cervical-cancer-raids
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Eleonor Rivin Del Campo, Sofia Rivera, María Martínez-Paredes, Philippe Hupé, Andrea Slocker Escarpa, Isabelle Borget, Renaud Mazeron, Suzy Scholl, Amalia Palacios Eito, Christine Haie-Meder, Cyrus Chargari, Eric Deutsch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Online delineation workshops (ODW) permit training of geographically dispersed participants. The purpose is to evaluate the methodology of an ODW using FALCON to harmonize delineation within a European multicentre trial on locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two ODW included 46 clinicians (14 centres). Clinicians completed baseline (C1), guideline (C2) and final contours (C3) for external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy (BT) for LACC...
May 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531331/diagnostic-challenges-in-meningioma
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Martha Nowosielski, Nobert Galldiks, Sarah Iglseder, Philipp Kickingereder, Andreas von Deimling, Martin Bendszus, Wolfgang Wick, Felix Sahm
Advances in molecular profiling and the application of advanced imaging techniques are currently refreshing diagnostic considerations in meningioma patients. Not only technical refinements but also sophisticated histopathological and molecular studies have the potential to overcome some of the challenges during meningioma management. Exact tumor delineation, assessment of tumor growth and pathophysiological parameters were recently addressed by "advanced" magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography...
May 20, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528939/aga-white-paper-training-and-implementation-of-endoscopic-image-enhancement-technologies
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Neil Gupta, Joel V Brill, Marcia Canto, Daniel DeMarco, Brian M Fennerty, Loren Laine, David Lieberman, Charles Lightdale, Elizabeth Montgomery, Robert Odze, Douglas Rex, Prateek Sharma, Jeffrey L Tokar, Michael L Kochman
Endoscopic image-enhancement technologies provide opportunities to visualize normal and abnormal tissues within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in a manner that complements conventional white light endoscopic imaging. The additional information that is obtained enables the endoscopist to better identify, delineate, and characterize lesions and can facilitate targeted biopsies or, in some cases, eliminate the need to send samples for histologic analysis. Some of these technologies have been available for more than a decade, but despite this fact, there is limited use of these technologies by endoscopists...
June 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528679/evidence-based-peer-review-for-radiation-therapy-updated-review-of-the-literature-with-a-focus-on-tumour-subsite-and-treatment-modality
#17
M Huo, P Gorayski, M Poulsen, K Thompson, M B Pinkham
Technological advances in radiation therapy permit steep dose gradients from the target to spare normal tissue, but increase the risk of geographic miss. Suboptimal target delineation adversely affects clinical outcomes. Prospective peer review is a method for quality assurance of oncologists' radiotherapy plans. Published surveys suggest it is widely implemented. However, it may not be feasible to review every case before commencement of radiation therapy in all departments. The rate of plan changes following peer review of cases without a specific subsite or modality is typically around 10%...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514940/the-effect-of-initial-teaching-on-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-volumes-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-between-complete-and-intermediate-beginners-and-experienced-observers
#18
Erik Hedström, Masaki Ishida, Alvaro Sepúlveda-Martínez, Daniel Salehi, Johannes Sperling, Henrik Engblom, Eike Nagel
BACKGROUND: High reproducibility and low intra- and interobserver variability are important strengths of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). In clinical practice a significant learning curve may however be observed. Basic CMR courses offer an average of 1.4 h dedicated to lecturing and demonstrating left ventricular (LV) function analysis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of initial teaching on complete and intermediate beginners' quantitative measurements of LV volumes and function by CMR...
May 17, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502014/inventions-and-patents-a-practical-tutorial
#19
Hina Mehta, Lille Tidwell, Lance A Liotta
Patents are designed to protect and encourage creativity and innovation. Patenting a biomedical discovery can be a requirement before a pharmaceutical company or biotech entity will invest in the lengthy and capital-intensive drug development and clinical trials necessary to achieve patient benefit. Although scientists and clinicians are well versed in research publication requirements, patent descriptions and claims are formatted in a manner quite different from a research paper. Patents require (a) a series of logical statements clearly delineating the boundaries of the novel aspects of the invention and (b) sufficient disclosure of the invention so that it can be reproduced by others...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499659/-spinal-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-french-assessment-in-2016
#20
I Pougnet, E Jaegle, R Garcia, F Tessier, J C Faivre, G Louvel, E Gross, L Gonzague, M Benchalal, A Ducteil, S Supiot, D Autret, J B Clavier, X Mirabel, A Bellière, D Wdowczyk, S Heymann, I Barillot, B de La Lande, V Passerat, M P Sunyach, F Lipinski, D Thibouw, F Guichard, B Chauvet, J Thariat, A Arnaud
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column remains uncommon practice and only relevant in selected group of patients. The main objective of the study was to describe the current state of medical practices of stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column in France in 2016 and to assess the diversity of practices to identify areas for improvement and establish a common database set for this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was written with contribution of a medical physicist, a radiation oncologist, an information technologist and a radiotherapy resident...
May 9, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
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