Radiotherapy in a leadless pacemaker

In conclusion, in this first experience of RT in a patient with a leadless pace maker implanted within the radiation field, continuous monitoring of device rule out remarkable damage to the pacemaker, endorsing its potential use in patients with RT requirements.
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Authors: Kim JH, Kim SE, Cheon YW Abstract Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin cancer and its incidence is steadily increasing. Prior radiation therapy is one of the most important risk factors for BCC. Although the mechanism remains undefined, long-term studies have shown that people exposed to radiation have an increased risk of BCC. Despite the fact that BCC occurs most frequently in sun-exposed areas of the body, patients with a history of radiation therapy have an increased risk of BCC in areas previously exposed to radiation. Here, we report a case of adenoid BCC on the abdomen in a 67-year-old...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research
Peri-transplant radiation (XRT) in Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) has been associated with improved local control. However, this has not been well established with increased use of novel agents in peri-transplant setting.
Source: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 345 Source Type: research
Background: To investigate the role of stereotactic body RT (SBRT) in decreased total peripheral lymphocyte count (TLC) in patients with early-stage lung cancer and to explore possible risk factors for RT-induced lymphopenia.Materials and Methods: We analyzed the TLCs and lymphocyte subsets of 76 patients in our prospective clinical database who received SBRT for early-stage lung cancer treatment. Relationships between clinical factors or dosimetric parameters and TLC were evaluated using Spearman's correlation analysis and Chi-square tests for continuous and categorical variables, respectively. Multivariate linear regress...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Objectives: To assess the association between left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic dysfunction and grade ≥2 radiation pneumonitis (RP) for locally advanced lung cancer patients receiving definitive radiotherapy.Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis was carried out for 260 lung cancer patients treated with definitive radiotherapy between 2015 and 2017. RP was evaluated according to Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) toxicity criteria. Logistic regression analysis, 10-fold cross validation, and external validation were performed. The prediction model's discriminative performance was evaluated using ...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2019Source: Practical Radiation OncologyAuthor(s): Robert A. Scranton, Saeed Sadrameli, Edward Brian Butler, Andrew Farach, Hui-Chuan Wang, Bin S. Teh, Ivo W. Tremont-Lukats, Steve H. Fung, Paolo Zanotti-Fregonara, Robert C. RostomilyAbstractStereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or radiotherapy (SRT) is commonly used to treat brain metastasis (BM). While effective in achieving tumor control, a significant number of BM patients exhibit lesion growth on follow-up MR imaging after SRS which cannot reliably distinguish between tumor growth, radiation necrosis (RN) or a mixture of both. ...
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 November 2019Source: Practical Radiation OncologyAuthor(s): Gabriela M. Alban, Daniela L. Buscariollo, Teresa Cheng, Jennifer Pretz, Betty Krechmer, Ivan Buzurovic, Lisa Singer, Martin King, Larissa LeeAbstractPurposeOur purpose was to evaluate outcomes and sites of failure for women with early stage endometrial adenocarcinoma treated with adjuvant high-dose-rate (HDR) vaginal brachytherapy (VB) with a low dose scheme.Methods and MaterialsRetrospective review identified 318 patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage I-II endometrioid endometrial ca...
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
sin Okada Yamada Dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, tofogliflozin, selective inhibitors of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2), is used clinically to reduce circulation glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus by blocking the reabsorption of glucose by the kidneys. Dapagliflozin is metabolized and inactivated by UGT1A9. Empagliflozin is metabolized and inactivated by UGT1A9 and by other related isoforms UGT2B7, UGT1A3, and UGT1A8. Tofogliflozin is metabolized and inactivated by five different enzymes CYP2C18, CYP3A4, CYP3A5, CYP4A11, and CYP4F3. Dapagliflozin treatment of HCT116 cells, which express...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study shows that cardiac surgery after mediastinal radiotherapy is associated with increased short ‐ and long‐term mortality when compared to preoperative mortality risks predicted by the Euroscore II. Surgery‐related events caused all short‐term mortality cases, while malignancy‐related events were the main cause of death during the follow‐up. Mortality was higher in patients with a previous stroke and a lower estimated glomerular filtration rate.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
We sought to evaluate treatment outcomes after hypofractionated short-course radiation therapy (RT) for progressive heterotopic ossification (HO).
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
Cost Transparency for Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy at National Cancer Institute–Designated Cancer Centers This economic evaluation of prostate cancer radiation therapy costs at National Cancer Institute–designated cancer centers assesses the value of the price transparency mandate of the US Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services in allowing patients with prostate cancer to shop by price for... Posted in different thread. Discuss!
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Radiation Oncology Source Type: forums
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