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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443850/does-an-algorithmic-approach-to-using-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiation-result-in-good-function-local-control-rates-and-low-morbidity-in-patients-with-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Jason Klein, Alex Ghasem, Samuel Huntley, Nathan Donaldson, Martin Keisch, Sheila Conway
BACKGROUND: High-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-BT) and external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) are two modalities used in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. Previous work at our institution showed early complications and outcomes for patients treated with HDR-BT, EBRT, or a combination of both radiation therapy modalities. As the general indications for each of these approaches to radiation therapy differ, it is important to evaluate the use of each in an algorithmic way, reflecting how they are used in contemporary practice at sites that use these treatments...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419331/-icorg-05-03-prospective-randomized-non-inferiority-phase-iii-trial-comparing-two-radiation-schedules-in-malignant-spinal-cord-compression-not-proceeding-with-surgical-decompression-the-quality-of-life-analysis
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K A Lee, M Dunne, C Small, P J Kelly, O McArdle, J O'Sullivan, D Hacking, M Pomeroy, J Armstrong, M Moriarty, A Clayton-Lea, I Parker, C D Collins, P Thirion
BACKGROUND: The optimal primary external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) radiation schedule for malignant epidural spinal cord compression (MSCC) remains to be determined. The ICORG 05-03 trial assessed if a 10 Gy single fraction radiation schedule was not inferior to one with 20 Gray (Gy) in five daily fractions, in terms of functional motor outcome, for the treatment of MSCC in patients not proceeding with surgical decompression. This article reports on two of the secondary endpoints, Quality of life (QoL), assessed according to the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 (QLQ-C30) version 3...
February 8, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402122/detailed-analysis-of-research-and-practice-in-the-life-of-a-pediatric-surgeon-in-east-central-europe-in-the-20th-century-an-example-of-prof-zofia-umiastowska-sawicka
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REVIEW
Przemyslaw Wolak, Andrzej Wincewicz, Anna Porębska, Stanislaw Sulkowski, Agnieszka Wincewicz-Price, Jonathan Price
Professor Zofia Umiastowska Sawicka laid the foundations for modern pediatric surgery in Poland, first in Bialystok, and subsequently in Kielce. She was a student of Prof. Jan Kossakowski from Warsaw Medical University to be counted among his most talented and skilled disciples. Professor Umiastowska became the head of the first Department of Pediatric Surgery in Bialystok, which was later incorporated into the Medical Academy of Bialystok. In 1977 she moved to Kielce to run the Department of Pediatric Surgery until her retirement in 1991...
December 2017: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394142/hypermetabolism-and-nutritional-support-in-sepsis
#4
John C Alverdy
BACKGROUND: Surgical metabolism has been a founding field of investigation in surgery without which the boundaries of critical care, trauma, and surgical oncology could not have advanced. Traditionally, understanding the shifts in electrolytes, carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids that could explain the rapidly evolving proteolysis after catabolic stress and tumor growth has been a major focus of research that led to our current approach to maintaining homeostasis over the course of major surgical intervention and injury...
February 2, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378221/canine-sarcomas-as-a-surrogate-for-the-human-disease
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REVIEW
Daniel L Gustafson, Dawn L Duval, Daniel P Regan, Douglas H Thamm
Pet dogs are becoming increasingly recognized as a population with the potential to inform medical research through their treatment for a variety of maladies by veterinary health professionals. This is the basis of the One Health initiative, supporting the idea of collaboration between human and animal health researchers and clinicians to study spontaneous disease processes and treatment in animals to inform human health. Cancer is a major health burden in pet dogs, accounting for approximately 30% of deaths across breeds...
January 26, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372352/three-dimensional-models-in-uro-oncology-a-future-built-with-additive-fabrication
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Todd G Manning, Jonathan S O'Brien, Daniel Christidis, Marlon Perera, Jasamine Coles-Black, Jason Chuen, Damien M Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
PURPOSE: Three-dimensional (3D) printing was invented in 1983 but has only just begun to influence medicine and surgery. Conversion of digital images into physical models demonstrates promise to revolutionize multiple domains of surgery. In the field of uro-oncology, researchers and clinicians have recognized the potential of this technology and are working towards making it an integral part of urological practice. We review current literature regarding 3D printing and other 3D technology in the field of urology...
January 25, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362896/comparison-of-retropubic-laparoscopic-and-robotic-radical-prostatectomy-who-is-the-winner
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REVIEW
Abbas Basiri, Jean Jmch de la Rosette, Shahin Tabatabaei, Henry H Woo, M Pilar Laguna, Hamidreza Shemshaki
PURPOSE: This study is a systematic analysis of the evidence regarding oncological, perioperative and postoperative outcomes and the cost of open retropubic radical prostatectomy (ORP), laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) and robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). METHODS: Summary data was abstracted from 104 original research articles representing 227,400 patients. PubMed/Medline, Scopus, Google Scholar, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were reviewed in December 2016...
January 23, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354893/-review-of-clinical-investigation-in-minimally-invasive-gastrointestinal-surgery-in-2017-and-future-prospects
#8
Jing Sun, Sen Zhang, Minhua Zheng
Clinical investigation in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery has been developed by leaps and bounds in 2017. Standardizations of port placement, surgical approaches, lymphadenectomy, reconstruction, total laparoscopic surgery, incision-free technique, 3D laparoscope, as well as robotic surgeries, have been established. In the treatment for gastric cancer, the first-hand data of the laparoscopic technique for advanced gastric cancer will be released soon. Therefore, the research hotspots have been moved forward to lymphadenectomy, resection range, and reconstruction in laparoscopic advanced gastric cancer surgery...
January 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337781/comparison-of-western-and-asian-guidelines-concerning-the-management-of-colon-cancer
#9
Gianluca Pellino, Oliver Warren, Sarah Mills, Shahnawaz Rasheed, Paris P Tekkis, Christos Kontovounisios
BACKGROUND: Guidelines are important to standardize treatments and optimize outcomes. Several societies have published authoritative guidelines for patients with colon cancer, and a certain degree of variation can be predicted. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to compare Western and Asian guidelines for the management of colon cancer. DATA SOURCES: A literature review was performed following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines for studies published between 2010 and 2017 by the online resources from the official Web sites of the societies/panels...
February 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336339/-training-program-in-oncologic-urology-future-prospectives
#10
Mario Alvarez-Maestro, Juan Gómez Rivas, Alfredo Aguilera Bazán, Luis Martínez-Piñeiro, Alvaro Juarez Soto, Jose Manuel Cozar Olmo, Manuel Esteban Fuertes
Urology is a medical-surgical specialty that deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of the medical and surgical diseases of the urinary apparatus and retroperitoneum in both sexes and the male genital apparatus without age limit, due to congenital, traumatic, septic, metabolic, obstructive and oncological conditions. Urologic oncology is the broadest urological part, where research and new advances make continuous learning essential. In this chapter we treat all academic features related with training in the field of Urooncology...
January 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332186/assessment-of-oral-cancer-pain-anxiety-and-quality-of-life-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-with-invasive-treatment-procedure
#11
Endang Sjamsudin, Tantry Maulina, Ahmad Cipta, Aulia Iskandarsyah, Andri Hardianto, Mantra Nandini, Alwin Kasim, Harmas Yazid Yusuf
PURPOSE: Depending on its stage on diagnosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) might cause excruciating pain and decreased quality of life. As for treatment, the treatment of OSCC might vary from chemotherapy to surgery. The objective of the current study was to assess the preoperative and postoperative oral cancer pain, anxiety, and quality of life of OSCC patients with invasive treatment procedure. METHODS: The current study was conducted by interviewing 21 (10 males; 11 females) patients who had been diagnosed with stage 3 and stage 4 OSCC and about to go through surgery at the inpatient ward of Surgical Oncology Department, Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia...
January 13, 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331568/overall-survival-and-oncological-outcomes-after-partial-nephrectomy-and-radical-nephrectomy-for-ct2a-renal-tumors-a-collaborative-international-study-from-the-french-kidney-cancer-research-network-uroccr
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B Reix, J-C Bernhard, J-J Patard, P Bigot, A Villers, E Suer, N S Vuong, G Verhoest, Q Alimi, J-B Beauval, T Benoit, F-X Nouhaud, C Lenormand, N Hamidi, J Cai, M Eto, S Larre, A El Bakhri, G Ploussard, A Hung, N Koutlidis, A Schneider, J Carrouget, S Droupy, S Marchal, A Doerfler, S Seddik, T Matsugasumi, X Orsoni, A Descazeaud, C Pfister, K Bensalah, M Soulie, I Gill, V Flamand
BACKGROUND: Partial nephrectomy (PN) is recommended as first-line treatment for cT1 stage kidney tumors because of a better renal function and probably a better overall survival than radical nephrectomy (RN). For larger tumors, PN has a controversial position due to lack of evidence showing good cancer control. The aim of this study was to compare the results of PN and RN in cT2a stage on overall survival and oncological results. METHOD: A retrospective international multicenter study was conducted in the frame of the French kidney cancer research network (UroCCR)...
January 10, 2018: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326030/patient-reported-outcomes-following-abiraterone-acetate-plus-prednisone-added-to-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-metastatic-castration-naive-prostate-cancer-latitude-an-international-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Kim N Chi, Andrew Protheroe, Alfredo Rodríguez-Antolín, Gaetano Facchini, Henrik Suttman, Nobuaki Matsubara, Zhangqun Ye, Bhumsuk Keam, Ronaldo Damião, Tracy Li, Kelly McQuarrie, Bin Jia, Peter De Porre, Jason Martin, Mary B Todd, Karim Fizazi
BACKGROUND: In the LATITUDE trial, addition of abiraterone acetate plus prednisone to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) improved overall survival compared with placebos plus ADT in patients with newly diagnosed, high-risk, metastatic castration-naive prostate cancer. Understanding the effects of treatments on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is important for treatment decisions; therefore we aimed to analyse the effects of ADT plus abiraterone acetate and prednisone versus ADT plus placebos on PROs and HRQOL in patients in the LATITUDE study...
January 8, 2018: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315417/interactive-or-static-reports-to-guide-clinical-interpretation-of-cancer-genomics
#14
Stacy W Gray, Jeffrey Gagan, Ethan Cerami, Angel M Cronin, Hajime Uno, Nelly Oliver, Carol Lowenstein, Ruth Lederman, Anna Revette, Aaron Suarez, Charlotte Lee, Jordan Bryan, Lynette Sholl, Eliezer M Van Allen
Objective: Misinterpretation of complex genomic data presents a major challenge in the implementation of precision oncology. We sought to determine whether interactive genomic reports with embedded clinician education and optimized data visualization improved genomic data interpretation. Materials and Methods: We conducted a randomized, vignette-based survey study to determine whether exposure to interactive reports for a somatic gene panel, as compared to static reports, improves physicians' genomic comprehension and report-related satisfaction (overall scores calculated across 3 vignettes, range 0-18 and 1-4, respectively, higher score corresponding with improved endpoints)...
January 5, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288572/label-free-optical-imaging-technologies-for-rapid-translation-and-use-during-intraoperative-surgical-and-tumor-margin-assessment
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Stephen A Boppart, J Quincy Brown, Camile S Farah, Esther Kho, Laura Marcu, Christobel M Saunders, Henricus J C M Sterenborg
The biannual International Conference on Biophotonics was recently held on April 30 to May 1, 2017, in Fremantle, Western Australia. This continuing conference series brought together key opinion leaders in biophotonics to present their latest results and, importantly, to participate in discussions on the future of the field and what opportunities exist when we collectively work together for using biophotonics for biological discovery and medical applications. One session in this conference, entitled "Tumor Margin Identification: Critiquing Technologies," challenged invited speakers and attendees to review and critique representative label-free optical imaging technologies and their application for intraoperative assessment and guidance in surgical oncology...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286027/-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-surgical-treatment-and-targeted-therapy
#16
D Yu Kanner, P V Kononets, A O Shveikin, A L Shestakov
AIM: To improve surgical and complex treatment of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our analysis included 97 GIST patients who were at Petrovsky Russian Research Center of Surgery and Moscow City Oncological Hospital #62 from January 2006 to September 2016. RESULTS: Advisability of surgery for GIST patients was confirmed. We have assessed surgical outcomes, defined the indications for adjuvant targeted therapy depending on GIST prognostic risk and additional factors for unfavorable course of disease...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251679/morcellation-in-gynecologic-oncology
#17
Eva Chalas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Morcellation of uteri with unsuspected malignancies has been the focus of reports for decades. More intensive evaluation of clinical outcomes and evaluation of impact of changes in practice has occurred since the release of FDA statement advising against the use of power morcellators. The review summarizes some of the most relevant publications on this topic. RECENT FINDINGS: The Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concur that symptomatic women should undergo appropriate evaluation, morcellation should not be performed whenever malignancy is suspected or diagnosed, and acknowledge the limitations of diagnostic testing currently available to detect leiomyosarcoma...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242019/global-variations-in-the-level-of-cancer-related-research-activity-and-correlation-to-cancer-specific-mortality-proposal-for-a-global-curriculum
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C Are, A Caniglia, Mohammed Malik, L Smith, Charmaine Cummings, Carine Lecoq, R Berman, R Audisio, L Wyld
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to analyze global variations in the level of cancer-related research activity and correlate this with cancer-specific mortality. METHODS: The SCOPUS database was explored to obtain data relating to the number of cancer-related publications per country. Cancer-specific mortality rates were obtained from the World Health Organization. Global variations in the level of scholarly activity were analyzed and correlated with variations in cancer-specific mortality...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242017/global-curriculum-in-research-literacy-for-the-surgical-oncologist
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C Are, U Yanala, G Malhotra, B Hall, L Smith, C Cummings, C Lecoq, L Wyld, R A Audisio, R S Berman
BACKGROUND: The ability to provide optimal care to cancer patients depends on awareness of current evidence-based practices emanating from research or involvement in research where circumstances permit. The significant global variations in cancer-related research activity and its correlation to cancer-specific outcomes may have an influence on the care provided to cancer patients and their outcomes. The aim of this project is to develop a global curriculum in research literacy for the surgical oncologist...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239294/demographics-interests-and-quality-of-life-of-canadian-neurosurgery-residents
#20
Christian Iorio-Morin, Syed Uzair Ahmed, Mark Bigder, Ayoub Dakson, Cameron Elliott, Daipayan Guha, Michelle Kameda-Smith, Pascal Lavergne, Serge Makarenko, Michael S Taccone, Michael K Tso, Bill Wang, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, David Fortin
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical residents face a unique combination of challenges, including long duty hours, technically challenging cases, and uncertain employment prospects. We sought to assess the demographics, interests, career goals, self-rated happiness, and overall well-being of Canadian neurosurgery residents. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was developed and sent through the Canadian Neurosurgery Research Collaborative to every resident enrolled in a Canadian neurosurgery program as of April 1, 2016...
December 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
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