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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717738/collaborative-pediatric-bone-tumor-program-to-improve-access-to-specialized-care-an-initiative-by-the-lebanese-children-s-oncology-group
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Raya Saab, Zeina Merabi, Miguel R Abboud, Samar Muwakkit, Peter Noun, Gladys Gemayel, Elie Bechara, Hassan Khalifeh, Roula Farah, Nabil Kabbara, Tarek El-Khoury, Rasha Al-Yousef, Rachid Haidar, Said Saghieh, Toufic Eid, Samir Akel, Nabil Khoury, Layal Bayram, Matthew J Krasin, Sima Jeha, Hassan El-Solh
BACKGROUND: Children with malignant bone tumors have average 5-year survival rates of 60% to 70% with current multimodality therapy. Local control modalities aimed at preserving function greatly influence the quality of life of long-term survivors. In developing countries, the limited availability of multidisciplinary care and limited expertise in specialized surgery and pediatric radiation therapy, as well as financial cost, all form barriers to achieving optimal outcomes in this population...
February 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705484/is-it-all-about-the-money-not-all-surgical-subspecialization-leads-to-higher-lifetime-revenue-when-compared-to-general-surgery
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Maria Baimas-George, Brian Fleischer, Douglas Slakey, Emad Kandil, James R Korndorffer, Christopher DuCoin
OBJECTIVE: It is believed that spending additional years gaining expertise in surgical subspecialization leads to higher lifetime revenue. Literature shows that more surgeons are pursuing fellowship training and dedicated research years; however, there are no data looking at the aggregate economic impact when training time is accounted for. It is hypothesized that there will be a discrepancy in lifetime income when delay to practice is considered. DESIGN: Data were collected from the Medical Group Management Association's 2015 report of average annual salaries...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694657/advances-in-surgical-management-for-locally-recurrent-rectal-cancer-how-far-have-we-come
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REVIEW
Daniel Jin-Keat Lee, Peter M Sagar, Gaitri Sadadcharam, Kok-Yang Tan
Locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) is a complex disease with far-reaching implications for the patient. Until recently, research was limited regarding surgical techniques that can increase the ability to perform an en bloc resection with negative margins. This has changed in recent years and therefore outcomes for these patients have improved. Novel radical techniques and adjuncts allow for more radical resections thereby improving the chance of negative resection margins and outcomes. In the past contraindications to surgery included anterior involvement of the pubic bone, sacral invasions above the level of S2/S3 and lateral pelvic wall involvement...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692470/is-annual-volume-enough-the-role-of-experience-and-specialization-on-inpatient-mortality-after-hepatectomy
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Daniel A Hashimoto, Yanik J Bababekov, Winta T Mehtsun, Sahael M Stapleton, Andrew L Warshaw, Keith D Lillemoe, David C Chang, Parsia A Vagefi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of subspecialty practice and experience on the relationship between annual volume and inpatient mortality after hepatic resection. BACKGROUND: The impact of annual surgical volume on postoperative outcomes has been extensively examined. However, the impact of cumulative surgeon experience and specialty training on this relationship warrants investigation. METHODS: The New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System inpatient database was queried for patients' ≥18 years who underwent wedge hepatectomy or lobectomy from 2000 to 2014...
July 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684167/sarcopaenia-in-surgical-populations-a-review
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REVIEW
Rachel S M Heard, George Ramsay, Diane R Hildebrand
Sarcopaenia, or decreased muscle mass, has been the subject of a large quantity of recent literature in both medical and surgical disciplines. It has been shown, as outlined below, to be of great prognostic importance, and also may be used in certain circumstances to guide treatment. The greatest volume of research into this topic is in oncological surgical populations, in whom the prevalence of sarcopaenia has been shown to be high. However it is being increasingly studied in other patient groups. Interest in using sarcopaenia as an objective and potentially modifiable marker of frailty is increasing, especially with regards to pre-operative risk stratification and amelioration...
July 3, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681208/surgical-considerations-in-the-optimal-management-of-patients-with-malignant-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Jaclyn J Renfrow, Roy E Strowd, Adrian W Laxton, Stephen B Tatter, Carol P Geer, Glenn J Lesser
Advances in technology are revolutionizing medicine and the limits of what we can offer to our patients. In neurosurgery, technology continues to reduce morbidity, increase surgical accuracy, facilitate tissue acquisition, and promote novel techniques for prolonging survival in patients with neuro-oncologic disease. Surgery has been the backbone of glioma diagnosis and treatment by providing adequate, high quality material for precise histologic diagnosis, and genomic characterization in the setting of significant intratumoral heterogeneity, thus allowing personalized treatment selection in the clinic...
August 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679373/a-comprehensive-overview-on-the-surgical-management-of-secondary-lymphedema-of-the-upper-and-lower-extremities-related-to-prior-oncologic-therapies
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REVIEW
Ramon Garza, Roman Skoracki, Karen Hock, Stephen P Povoski
Secondary lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities related to prior oncologic therapies, including cancer surgeries, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, is a major cause of long-term morbidity in cancer patients. For the upper extremities, it is most commonly associated with prior oncologic therapies for breast cancer, while for the lower extremities, it is most commonly associated with oncologic therapies for gynecologic cancers, urologic cancers, melanoma, and lymphoma. Both non-surgical and surgical management strategies have been developed and utilized, with the primary goal of all management strategies being volume reduction of the affected extremity, improvement in patient symptomology, and the reduction/elimination of resultant extremity-related morbidities, including recurrent infections...
July 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677576/methods-to-reduce-postoperative-surgical-site-infections-after-head-and-neck-oncology-surgery
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REVIEW
Richard B Cannon, Jeffrey J Houlton, Eduardo Mendez, Neal D Futran
Head and neck cancer surgery is often a complex multi-step procedure that includes major resections, vascularised tissue reconstruction, and extensive neck dissection. The upper aerodigestive tract mucosal lining is often disrupted during surgery, which requires the management of a clean-contaminated field and the need to reconstruct the mucosal lining. With bacterial contamination, surgical site infections (SSI) are a serious complication that can result in delayed wound healing, wound breakdown, fistula formation, and compromised tissue reconstruction...
July 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650357/defining-the-role-of-minimally-invasive-proctectomy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-adenocarcinoma
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Sarath Sujatha-Bhaskar, Mehraneh D Jafari, John V Gahagan, Colette S Inaba, Christina Y Koh, Steven D Mills, Joseph C Carmichael, Michael J Stamos, Alessio Pigazzi
OBJECTIVE: National examination of open proctectomy (OP), laparoscopic proctectomy (LP), and robotic proctectomy (RP) in pathological outcomes and overall survival (OS). BACKGROUND: Surgical management for rectal adenocarcinoma is evolving towards utilization of LP and RP. However, the oncological impacts of a minimally invasive approach to rectal cancer have yet to be defined. METHODS: Retrospective review of the National Cancer Database identified patients with nonmetastatic locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma from 2010 to 2014, who underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiation, surgical resection, and adjuvant therapy...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624106/alcohol-use-and-smoking-after-liver-transplantation-complications-and-prevention
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REVIEW
José Ursic-Bedoya, Hélène Donnadieu-Rigole, Stéphanie Faure, Georges-Philippe Pageaux
The last thirty years have been very prosperous in the field of liver transplantation (LT), with great advances in organ conservation, surgical techniques, peri-operative management and long-term immunosuppression, resulting in improved patient and graft survival rates as well as quality of life. However, substance addiction after LT, namely alcohol and tobacco, results in short term morbidity together with medium and long-term mortality. The main consequences can be vascular (increased risk of hepatic artery thrombosis in smokers), hepatic (recurrent alcoholic cirrhosis in alcohol relapsers) and oncological (increased risk of malignancy in patients consuming tobacco and/or alcohol after LT)...
April 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610779/survival-and-complications-following-surgery-and-radiation-for-localized-prostate-cancer-an-international-collaborative-review
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REVIEW
Christopher J D Wallis, Adam Glaser, Jim C Hu, Hartwig Huland, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Daniel Moon, Declan G Murphy, Paul L Nguyen, Matthew J Resnick, Robert K Nam
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of treatment options for localized prostate cancer (PCa) remains among the highest priorities for comparative effectiveness research. Surgery and radiotherapy (RT) are the two interventions most commonly used. OBJECTIVE: To provide a critical narrative review of evidence of the comparative effectiveness and harms of surgery and RT in the treatment of localized PCa. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A collaborative critical narrative review of the literature was conducted...
June 10, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607895/true-parapharyngeal-space-tumors-case-series-from-a-teaching-oncology-center
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Ajay Chanakya Vallabhaneni, Subramanyam Ganesh Mandakulutur, Srilahari Vallabhaneni, Amritha Prabha, Ravi Keerthi Banavara
The Parapharyngeal Space (PPS) tumors are rare tumors accounting for 0.5% of the tumors in head and neck region. A retrospective study conducted at Department of Surgical oncology, Vydehi institute of Medical Sciences & Research center, Bengaluru, between 2010 and 2015 identified nine cases treated for PPS tumors. Patients are diagnosed on the basis of clinical examination fine needle aspiration cytology and imaging and considered for excision by one of the varied surgical approaches {transoral(1), transcervical(4), transparotid(0), transcervical-transparotid(1), transmandibular(3) or intratemporal(0) approach}...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599884/comparing-single-site-and-multiport-robotic-hysterectomy-with-sentinel-lymph-node-mapping-for-endometrial-cancer-surgical-outcomes-and-cost-analysis
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Lea A Moukarzel, Abdulrahman K Sinno, Amanda N Fader, Edward J Tanner
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare operative times, surgical outcomes, and costs of robotic laparo-endoscopic single-site (R-LESS) versus multiport robotic (MPR) total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) with sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping for low risk endometrial cancer. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force Classification Level II-2) SETTING: Academic university hospital PATIENTS: Patients with biopsy proven diagnosis of complex atypical hyperplasia (CAH) or low grade (1 or 2) endometrial cancer with body mass index less than 30 kg/m(2) and a undergoing robotic TLH and SLN mapping between 2012 and 2016 were included...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592584/utilising-advance-care-planning-videos-to-empower-perioperative-cancer-patients-and-families-a-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Rebecca A Aslakson, Sarina R Isenberg, Norah L Crossnohere, Alison M Conca-Cheng, Ting Yang, Matthew Weiss, Angelo E Volandes, John F P Bridges, Debra L Roter
INTRODUCTION: Despite positive health outcomes associated with advance care planning (ACP), little research has investigated the impact of ACP in surgical populations. Our goal is to evaluate how an ACP intervention video impacts the patient centredness and ACP of the patient-surgeon conversation during the presurgical consent visit. We hypothesise that patients who view the intervention will engage in a more patient-centred communication with their surgeons compared with patients who view a control video...
June 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582377/is-it-the-end-for-urologic-pelvic-laparoscopic-surgery
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Grigorios Athanasiadis, Andreas Bourdoumis, Junaid Masood
AIM: To scrutinize the rapid development of robotic versus traditional laparoscopic technique in pelvic urologic surgery. INTRODUCTION: In the last few decades, advances in research and development have led to tremendous progress in medical diagnostics and treatment of disease. Minimally invasive surgery has moved from experimental to becoming the dominant form of surgical management across the surgical specialties. Laparoscopy is nowadays used widely in abdominal surgery, from simple diagnostic laparoscopy to complex colorectal and gynecologic cancer procedures...
June 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580200/treatment-outcomes-of-rare-retromolar-trigone-squamous-cell-carcinoma-using-combined-modalities
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Muhammad Faisal, Taskheer Abbas, Usman Khaleeq, Mohammad Adeel, Abdul Wahid Anwer, Raza Hussain, Arif Jamshed
BACKGROUND: Retromolar trigone squamous cell carcinoma is relatively uncommon and due to its complex anatomy has always remained a challenge in terms of loco-regional control and survival. Surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy as combined modalities have been used but high recurrence rates result in poor outcome. METHODS: We have retrospectively evaluated records of 62 patients treated in Head and Neck Oncology unit of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH and RC), Lahore, Pakistan from 2004 to 2014 who were included based on the criteria of histopathological proven squamous cell carcinoma of retromolar trigone (RMT) treated with radical intent...
May 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571582/the-150-most-important-questions-in-cancer-research-and-clinical-oncology-series-questions-31-39-edited-by-chinese-journal-of-cancer
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To accelerate our endeavors to overcome cancer, Chinese Journal of Cancer has launched a program of publishing 150 most important questions in cancer research and clinical oncology. In this article, 9 more questions are presented as follows. Question 31: How does aging process inhibit the formation of sarcoma? Question 32: Is intratumoral morphological heterogeneity the consequence of tumor genomic instability or the cause of aggressive tumor behavior? Can we identify more aggressive tumors by computationally analyzing the morphological heterogeneity of the tumor tissues? Question 33: How to pre-surgically differentiate irradiation-induced ulceration from cancerous ulceration? Question 34: Why is epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) 19 Del-positive tumor more sensitive to targeted therapy than EGFR 21 L858R-positive tumor in patients with non-small cell lung cancer? Question 35: Can an Epstein-Barr virus vaccine be developed to reduce the incidence of EBV-related malignancies? Question 36: What is the unique feature in sarcoma vasculature that causes the intrinsic resistance of sarcoma against anti-angiogenic therapy? Question 37: How many ways can sarcoma cells protect themselves from the attacks of cytotoxic drugs? Question 38: How stable does the tumor heterogeneity remain along with cytotoxic chemotherapy? Question 39: How to generate a prognostic classifier for diffuse low-grade gliomas by integrating genetic and epigenetic signatures with histological features?...
June 2, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554911/navigating-high-risk-surgery-protocol-for-a-multisite-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-trial-of-a-question-prompt-list-intervention-to-empower-older-adults-to-ask-questions-that-inform-treatment-decisions
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Lauren J Taylor, Paul J Rathouz, Ana Berlin, Karen J Brasel, Anne C Mosenthal, Emily Finlayson, Zara Cooper, Nicole M Steffens, Nora Jacobson, Anne Buffington, Jennifer L Tucholka, Qianqian Zhao, Margaret L Schwarze
INTRODUCTION: Older patients frequently undergo operations that carry high risk for postoperative complications and death. Poor preoperative communication between patients and surgeons can lead to uninformed decisions and result in unexpected outcomes, conflict between surgeons and patients, and treatment inconsistent with patient preferences. This article describes the protocol for a multisite, cluster-randomised trial that uses a stepped wedge design to test a patient-driven question prompt list (QPL) intervention aimed to improve preoperative decision making and inform postoperative expectations...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545841/oncologic-outcomes-for-patients-with-residual-cancer-at-cystectomy-following-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-pathologic-stage-matched-analysis
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Bimal Bhindi, Igor Frank, Ross J Mason, Robert F Tarrell, Prabin Thapa, John C Cheville, Brian A Costello, Lance C Pagliaro, R Jeffrey Karnes, R Houston Thompson, Matthew K Tollefson, Stephen A Boorjian
While it has been demonstrated that receipt of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) before radical cystectomy (RC) improves survival compared to RC alone, the driving factor for this benefit may be from patients with ypT0 status at surgery. Meanwhile, the implications of having residual urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (rUCB) at RC after NAC are less clear. We therefore evaluated whether survival differed between patients with rUCB at RC after NAC and stage-matched controls who underwent RC alone. Patients who underwent NAC + RC (n = 180) were matched to controls who underwent RC alone (n=324) on the basis of pT and pN stage, margin status, and year of RC...
May 22, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522928/systematic-review-of-open-versus-laparoscopic-versus-robot-assisted-nephroureterectomy
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Emma Mullen, Kamran Ahmed, Ben Challacombe
Upper tract urothelial carcinoma is a relatively uncommon malignancy. The gold standard treatment for this type of neoplasm is an open radical nephroureterectomy with excision of the bladder cuff. This systematic review compares the perioperative and oncologic outcomes for the open surgical method with the alternative surgical management options of laparoscopic nephroureterectomy and robot-assisted nephroureterectomy (RANU). MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, and Cochrane Library databases were searched using a sensitive search strategy...
2017: Reviews in Urology
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