Plan selection strategy for rectum cancer patients: An interobserver study to assess clinical feasibility.

CONCLUSION: With a plan selection consistency between observers of 75%, a plan selection strategy for rectum cancer patients is feasible. PMID: 27543254 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Parasitic diseases, such as those caused by Fasciola hepatica, should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of primary or metastatic liver tumors, such as colorectal cancer liver metastasis, in patients living in endemic areas. PMID: 31528248 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
ConclusionsPET/CT was useful for early detection of EPCs. The use of PET/CT for the early detection and treatment of EPCs with no symptoms can improve treatment outcomes.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn contrast to CRC screening, this first study in CRC post-operative surveillance patients demonstrates a preference for OC. Assuming patient preference is an important determinant, introduction of CTC as a method to increase patient adherence with CRC surveillance is unlikely to be effective.Trial registrationClinical Trials.gov registration number: NCT02143115.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Nutritional status is an important factor affecting a patient's clinical outcomes. Early identification of patients who are at risk of malnutrition is important to improve clinical outcomes and reduce health cost. The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) has been recommended as part of the routine nursing assessment for all patients at hospital admission. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the association between nutritional status (MUST), systemic inflammatory response (SIR), body composition, and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer...
Source: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Am J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
Cancer survival rates for esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, pancreas, lung,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI predicts lung cancer survival from CT scan data Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely Cancer deaths continue to fall, but CT lung screening lags ACS: U.S. cancer death rates continue to fall NEJM: Treatment, not screening, cuts breast cancer deaths
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Authors: Lund M, Erichsen R, Njor SH, Laurberg S, Valori R, Andersen B Abstract Objective: Cecal intubation rate (CIR) is known to be inversely associated with interval colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. Cecal intubation may be achieved by the use of force and sedation jeopardizing patient safety. The Performance Indicator of Colonic Intubation (PICI) is defined as the proportion of colonoscopies achieving cecal intubation with use of ≤2 mg midazolam and no-mild patient-experienced discomfort. We aimed (i) to measure the variation of PICI between colonoscopists and colonoscopy units; (ii) to assess the correla...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionTo assess the clinical impact of preoperative flourdeoxyglucose with positron emission tomography and computed tomography in women with ovarian ‐, fallopian tube‐, or peritoneal cancer with focus on consequences of added findings.Material and methodsFlourdeoxyglucose with positron emission tomography and computed tomography was implemented as a standard imaging modality for women with newly diagnosed ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer at our institution in 2008. After full implementation, all preoperative scans were reviewed and added findings were evaluated from January 2011 – Dece...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to compare the classic Caprini 2005 score and its modified version in association with the results of TD. The goal is to predict postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) in surgical patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer.MethodsThis was a prospective observational clinical study involving 80 patients (33 men and 47 women; mean age, 73.9 ± 7.2 years) who underwent major (79 cases) or minor (1 case) surgery for colorectal cancer. Patients were at high risk for postoperative VTE (ie, a mean Caprini score of 9.9 ± 2.0) and received combined prophylaxis (...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundColorectal cancer remains a common cause of cancer death in the UK, with surgery  being the mainstay of treatment. An objective measurement of the suitability of each patient for surgery, and their risk–benefit calculation, would be of great utility. We postulate that sarcopenia (low muscle mass) could fulfil this role as a prognostic indicator. The aim of this study was to d etermine the relationship between sarcopenia and long-term outcomes in patients undergoing elective bowel resection for colorectal cancer.MethodsOne hundred and sixty-three consecutive patients who had elective curative co...
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsSarcopenia at diagnosis combined with ongoing skeletal muscle loss over time resulted in significantly worse survival. Patients with these features who are recurrence-free at 2  years are more likely to have a non-colorectal cancer cause of death.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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