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radiation therapy hemorrhage

Stefan Knippen, Florian Putz, Sabine Semrau, Ulrike Lambrecht, Arzu Knippen, Michael Buchfelder, Sven Schlaffer, Tobias Struffert, Rainer Fietkau
BACKGROUND: Intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) may show a harmful development. AVMs are treated by surgery, embolization, or radiation therapy. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated obliteration rates and side effects in patients with AVMs treated by radiation therapy. METHODS: A total of 40 cases treated between 2005 and 2013 were analyzed. Single-dose stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) was received by 13 patients and 27 received hypofractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (HSRT)...
October 18, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
Jaroslaw T Hepel, Kara Lynne Leonard, Howard Safran, Thomas Ng, Angela Taber, Humera Khurshid, Ariel Birnbaum, David E Wazer, Thomas DiPetrillo
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) boost to primary and nodal disease after chemoradiation has potential to improve outcomes for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A dose escalation study was initiated to evaluate the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Eligible patients received chemoradiation to a dose of 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions and had primary and nodal volumes appropriate for SBRT boost (<120 cc and <60 cc, respectively)...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Victor H F Lee, Dora L W Kwong, To-Wai Leung, Sherry C Y Ng, Ka-On Lam, Chi-Chung Tong, Chun-Kin Sze
We prospectively studied the efficacy and safety of hyperfractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (HF-IMRT) and compared to a historical cohort treated with standard fractionation (SF-IMRT) in patients with locally advanced recurrent (rT3-T4, rN0-N1, M0) nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Ten patients were treated with induction chemotherapy followed by HF-IMRT (64.8 Gy/54 fr/5.5 weeks) concurrent with weekly cisplatin. They were compared to another ten patients treated with induction chemotherapy followed by SF-IMRT (60 Gy/30 fr/6 weeks) concurrent with weekly cisplatin...
October 13, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Ahitagni Biswas, Lakhan Kashyap, Aanchal Kakkar, Chitra Sarkar, Pramod Kumar Julka
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a highly malignant embryonal central nervous system tumor commonly affecting children <3 years of age. It roughly constitutes 1%-2% of all pediatric central nervous system tumors. Recent data show that it is the most common malignant central nervous system tumor in children <6 months of age. Management of this aggressive tumor is associated with a myriad of diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. On the basis of radiology and histopathology alone, distinction of AT/RT from medulloblastoma or primitive neuroectodermal tumor is difficult, and hence this tumor has been commonly misdiagnosed as primitive neuroectodermal tumor for decades...
2016: Cancer Management and Research
Sayaka Akaike, Koju Kamoi, Mari Tezuka, Daisuke Tomizawa, Ryoichi Yoshimura, Masatoshi Takagi, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
BACKGROUND: Myeloid/NK cell precursor acute leukemia (MNKL) is a rare type of leukemia, and ocular complications have not previously been reported. We now report a patient with MNKL who developed intraocular infiltrates during follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 13-year-old boy diagnosed with MNKL developed left eye pain 3 months after starting treatment. Examination of the left eye revealed a visual acuity of counting fingers at 20 cm, ciliary hyperemia, small corneal keratic precipitates, hypopyon, grade 4 vitreous opacities, and an obscured fundus...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Brian D Montgomery, Stephen A Boorjian, Matthew J Ziegelmann, Daniel D Joyce, Brian J Linder
OBJECTIVE: Hemorrhagic cystitis is a challenging clinical entity with limited evidence available to guide treatment. The use of intravesical silver nitrate has been reported, though supporting literature is sparse. Here, we sought to assess outcomes of patients treated with intravesical silver nitrate for refractory hemorrhagic cystitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified nine patients with refractory hemorrhagic cystitis treated at our institution with intravesical silver nitrate between 2000-2015...
September 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
Mary E Westerman, Stephen A Boorjian, Brian J Linder
INTRODUCTION: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) represents a challenging clinical entity. While various intravesical agents have been utilized in this setting, limited data exist regard¬ing safety or efficacy. Herein, then, we evaluated the effectiveness and complications associated with intravesical alum instillation for HC in a contemporary cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified 40 patients treated with intravesical alum for HC between 1997-2014. All patients had failed previous continuous bladder irrigation with normal saline and clot evacuation...
August 10, 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Erik N Mayer, Jonathan D Tward, Mitchell Bassett, Sara M Lenherr, James M Hotaling, William O Brant, William T Lowrance, Jeremy B Myers
OBJECTIVE: To describe the management of grade 4 Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) urinary adverse events (UAEs) after radiotherapy (RT) for prostate cancer (PCa). We hypothesized grade 4 UAEs often require complex surgical management and subject patients to significant morbidity. METHODS: A single-center retrospective review, over a 6-year period (2010-2015), identified men with RTOG grade 4 UAEs after RT for PCa. RT was classified as combined modality therapy (radical prostatectomy (RP) followed by external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), EBRT + low-dose brachytherapy (LDR), EBRT + high-dose brachytherapy (HDR), or other combinations of RT) or single modality RT...
July 28, 2016: BJU International
Ann R Kennedy, Amit Maity, Jenine K Sanzari
Results from our recent studies have led to the novel hypothesis that radiation-induced coagulopathy (RIC) and associated hemorrhage occurring as part of the acute radiation syndrome (ARS) is a major cause of death resulting from radiation exposure in large mammals, including humans. This article contains information related to RIC, as well as potential strategies for the prevention and treatment of RIC. In addition, new findings are reported here on the occurrence of RIC biomarkers in humans exposed to radiation...
August 2016: Radiation Research
Naritoshi Mukumoto, Masao Nakayama, Hiroaki Akasaka, Yasuyuki Shimizu, Saki Osuga, Daisuke Miyawaki, Kenji Yoshida, Yasuo Ejima, Yasushi Miura, Keiji Umetani, Takeshi Kondoh, Ryohei Sasaki
Micro-slit-beam radiation therapy (MRT) using synchrotron-generated X-ray beams allows for extremely high-dose irradiation. However, the toxicity of MRT in central nervous system (CNS) use is still unknown. To gather baseline toxicological data, we evaluated mortality in normal mice following CNS-targeted MRT. Male C57BL/6 J mice were head-fixed in a stereotaxic frame. Synchrotron X-ray-beam radiation was provided by the SPring-8 BL28B2 beam-line. For MRT, radiation was delivered to groups of mice in a 10 × 12 mm unidirectional array consisting of 25-μm-wide beams spaced 100, 200 or 300 μm apart; another group of mice received the equivalent broad-beam radiation therapy (BRT) for comparison...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Radiation Research
Irma W E M van Dijk, Helena J H van der Pal, Rob M van Os, Yvo B W E M Roos, Elske Sieswerda, Elvira C van Dalen, Cécile M Ronckers, Foppe Oldenburger, Flora E van Leeuwen, Huib N Caron, Caro C E Koning, Leontien C M Kremer
PURPOSE: Long-term childhood cancer survivors are at high risk of late adverse effects, including stroke. We aimed to determine the cumulative incidence of clinically validated symptomatic stroke (transient ischemic attack [TIA], cerebral infarction, and intracerebral hemorrhage [ICH]) and to quantify dose-effect relationships for cranial radiation therapy (CRT) and supradiaphragmatic radiation therapy (SDRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Our single-center study cohort included 1362 survivors of childhood cancer that were diagnosed between 1966 and 1996...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Sherif Rashad, Toshiki Endo, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Kenichi Sato, Hidenori Endo, Yasushi Matsumoto, Akira Takahashi, Teiji Tominaga
Spinal cord intramedullary arteriovenous malformations are rare. For patients suffering from either hemorrhage or myelopathy, surgical or endovascular interventions are indicated. However, complete eradication of the nidus is often difficult because of its intramedullary location and complex angioarchitecture. In this report, we evaluate the feasibility and safety of stereotactic radiosurgery as a treatment modality for intramedullary spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Between 2010 and 2014, we performed stereotactic radiosurgery to treat four patients with intramedullary AVM and one with spinal arteriovenous metameric syndrome (one woman and four men; age range, 31-66 years)...
June 6, 2016: Neurosurgical Review
Rachel Pruitt, Alexander Gamble, Karen Black, Michael Schulder, Ashesh D Mehta
OBJECTIVE Complications of laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) are underreported. The authors discuss how they have modified their technique in the context of technical and treatment-related adverse events. METHODS The Medtronic Visualase system was used in 49 procedures in 46 patients. Between 1 and 3 cooling catheters/laser fiber assemblies were placed, for a total of 62 implanted devices. Devices were placed using frameless stereotaxy (n = 3), frameless stereotaxy with intraoperative MRI (iMRI) (n = 9), iMRI under direct vision (n = 2), MRI alone (n = 1), or frame-based (n = 47) techniques...
June 3, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
A Argiris, J E Bauman, J Ohr, W E Gooding, D E Heron, U Duvvuri, G J Kubicek, D M Posluszny, M Vassilakopoulou, S Kim, J R Grandis, J T Johnson, M K Gibson, D A Clump, J T Flaherty, S I Chiosea, B Branstetter, R L Ferris
BACKGROUND: We previously reported the safety of concurrent cetuximab, an antibody against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), pemetrexed, and radiation therapy (RT) in patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). In this non-comparative phase II randomized trial, we evaluated this non-platinum combination with or without bevacizumab, an inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with previously untreated stage III-IVB SCCHN were randomized to receive: conventionally fractionated radiation (70 Gy), concurrent cetuximab, and concurrent pemetrexed (arm A); or the identical regimen plus concurrent bevacizumab followed by bevacizumab maintenance for 24 weeks (arm B)...
August 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Christopher J Anker, Kenneth F Grossmann, Michael B Atkins, Gita Suneja, Ahmad A Tarhini, John M Kirkwood
BRAF kinase gene V600 point mutations drive approximately 40% to 50% of all melanomas, and BRAF inhibitors (BRAFi) have been found to significantly improve survival outcomes. Although radiation therapy (RT) provides effective symptom palliation, there is a lack of toxicity and efficacy data when RT is combined with BRAFi, including vemurafenib and dabrafenib. This literature review provides a detailed analysis of potential increased dermatologic, pulmonary, neurologic, hepatic, esophageal, and bowel toxicity from the combination of BRAFi and RT for melanoma patients described in 27 publications...
June 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Ling-Wei Wang, Yi-Wei Chen, Ching-Yin Ho, Yen-Wan Hsueh Liu, Fong-In Chou, Yuan-Hao Liu, Hong-Ming Liu, Jinn-Jer Peir, Shiang-Huei Jiang, Chi-Wei Chang, Ching-Sheng Liu, Ko-Han Lin, Shyh-Jen Wang, Pen-Yuan Chu, Wen-Liang Lo, Shou-Yen Kao, Sang-Hue Yen
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of fractionated boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) for recurrent head and neck (H&N) cancer after photon radiation therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In this prospective phase 1/2 trial, 2-fraction BNCT with intravenous L-boronophenylalanine (L-BPA, 400 mg/kg) was administered at a 28-day interval. Before each fraction, fluorine-18-labeled-BPA-positron emission tomography was conducted to determine the tumor/normal tissue ratio of an individual tumor...
May 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Kenta Kawasaki, Yasuo Hamamoto, Junichi Fukada, Masayuki Adachi, Hikaru Sasaki, Hiromasa Takaishi, Kazunari Yoshida, Takanori Kanai
A 71-year-old Japanese woman presented to the Department of Neurosurgery of Keio University School of Medicine (Tokyo, Japan) with a leiomyosarcoma originating in the infratemporal fossa and an 85-mm metastasis to the right lung. Since the pulmonary lesion was associated with risk of airway obstruction, radiation therapy (50 Gy/20 fractions) was administered to the patient, which resulted in remarkable tumor shrinkage. Subsequently, the patient was administered 800 mg/day pazopanib for 10 weeks, which resulted in further reduction in tumor size...
April 2016: Oncology Letters
Bruce E Pollock, Curtis B Storlie, Michael J Link, Scott L Stafford, Yolanda I Garces, Robert L Foote
OBJECTIVE Successful stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) results in nidus obliteration without new neurological deficits related to either intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) or radiation-induced complications (RICs). In this study the authors compared 5 AVM grading scales (Spetzler-Martin grading scale, radiosurgery-based AVM score [RBAS], Heidelberg score, Virginia Radiosurgery AVM Scale [VRAS], and proton radiosurgery AVM scale [PRAS]) at predicting outcomes after SRS...
April 8, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Koshiro Nishimoto, Yushi Akise, Masaharu Miyazawa, Shoji Kutsuki, Subaru Hashimoto, Atsushi Uchida
Radiation recall is an acute inflammatory reaction that can be triggered when systemic agents are administered long time after radiotherapy. Because radiotherapy is now indicated for many types of cancer, care should be taken regarding possible toxic events relating to radiotherapy in combination with radio-sensitizing agents. Gemcitabine, one such anti-cancer agent, is widely used, especially for urologic cancers. We report an intriguing case of possible radiation recall in the rectum caused by gemcitabine administration 37 years after radiation therapy...
2016: Keio Journal of Medicine
Ethel J Ngen, Lee Wang, Nishant Gandhi, Yoshinori Kato, Michael Armour, Wenlian Zhu, John Wong, Kathleen L Gabrielson, Dmitri Artemov
Stem cell therapies are being developed for radiotherapy-induced brain injuries (RIBI). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers advantages for imaging transplanted stem cells. However, most MRI cell-tracking techniques employ superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (SPIOs), which are difficult to distinguish from hemorrhage. In current preclinical RIBI models, hemorrhage occurs concurrently with other injury markers. This makes the evaluation of the recruitment of transplanted SPIO-labeled stem cells to injury sites difficult...
June 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
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