Midterm functional results of taTME with neuromapping for low rectal cancer
Conclusions Despite a small sample size and confounding factors, data indicate that taTME has the potential to preserve continence, sufficient bowel function, and urogenital function.
The interleukin 3 receptor (CD123) is a transmembrane protein that is absent or hardly expressed on normal hematopoietic stem cells, but highly expressed on the surface of cancer cells in several hematologic malignancies. In this issue of the JCI, Togami et al. investigated the mechanism of resistance to the recently approved anti-CD123 agent tagraxofusp, which consists of interleukin 3 fused to a truncated diphtheria toxin (DT) molecule. The authors demonstrated that loss of the intracellular target for DT, diphthamide, a conservative modification of histidine 715 in eukaryotic elongation factor 2, resulted in tagraxofusp...
Tumor-resident lymphocytes can mount a response against neoantigens expressed in microsatellite-stable gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, and adoptive transfer of neoantigen-specific lymphocytes has demonstrated antitumor activity in selected patients. However, whether peripheral blood could be used as an alternative minimally invasive source to identify lymphocytes targeting neoantigens in patients with GI cancer with relatively low mutation burden is unclear. We used a personalized high-throughput screening strategy to investigate whether PD-1 expression in peripheral blood could be used to identify CD8+ or CD4+ lymphocytes ...
ABSTRACT Objective: Preoperative functional evaluation is central to optimizing the identification of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are candidates for surgery. The minute ventilation/carbon dioxide output (VE/VCO2) slope has proven to be a predictor of surgical complications and mortality. Pulmonary rehabilitation programs (PRPs) could influence short-term outcomes in patients with COPD undergoing lung resection. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of a PRP on the VE/VCO2 slope in a cohort of patients with COPD undergoing lung resection for NSCLC. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 25 consec...
There has been a growing interest among both patients and surgeons in preserving the uterus during the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. In this video we are demonstrating a novel surgical approach towards the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. This surgical procedure simplifies the laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy procedure by significantly reducing endoscopic suturing and knot tying, without the need for a combined laparoscopic and vaginal surgical approach.
Demonstrate a surgical technique variation for the laparoscopic radical trachelectomy by initiating the procedure through the development of the pararectal space and the identification of the hypogastric nerve.
To demonstrate techniques to regulate and improve the safety and completeness of laparoscopic and robotic radical hysterectomy/radical trachelectomy (L-RH/RT+R-RH/RT=MI-RH/RT) for early invasive cervical cancer. We will present our techniques and skills as well as data on our long-term outcomes for MI-RH/RT patients.
Uterine leiomyosarcoma (uLMS) is aggressive mesenchymal neoplasm and is associated with a high risk of recurrence and poor prognosis. The 5year overall survival rate is about 60% even in FIGO stage I disease. There is no firm evidence of chemotherapy, so surgical resection should be considered to control the disease in case of localized recurrence. We will report a case underwent total laparoscopic complete resection for recurrent mass involved sigmoid colon and right ureter.
To investigate the long term oncological follow up results and the relevant clinicopathologic prognostic factors for early stage (St IB1) cervical carcinoma patients who were surgically treated with Robot Assisted Radical Hysterectomy (RARH) or Open Radical Hysterectomy (ORH) from 2005 to 2012 at The Norwegian Radium Hospital.
To compare the CareMe-Plus methylation and colposcopy biopsy to triage patients who test HPV-positive or abnormal LBC results for further treatment.
This video is intended for any gynecologic surgeon who is performing risk-reducing surgery in their practice. We intend to review the “best practices” recommended by ACOG when performing a risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (RR-BSO) in patients with Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome.