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Do more CT scans lead to more kidney surgeries?

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AbstractPurposeWe investigated prospectively whether18F-2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) can predict the overall survival (OS) of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) previously treated by molecular targeted therapies.MethodsBetween 2009 and 2016, 81 patients who had received single molecular targeted therapies (43 sorafenib, 27 sunitinib, 8 temsirolimus and others) and were scheduled for second line molecular targeted therapies for advanced RCC were enrolled in this prospective study. FDG PET/CT was performed after first line molecular targeted therapies, t...
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Lenvatinib is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1, 2, and 3, fibroblast growth factor receptors 1 through 4, as well as platelet-derived growth factor receptor α, RET, and KIT. At present, lenvatinib is used in the treatment of thyroid cancer and renal cell carcinoma. We herein report a case of a 67-year-old patient with squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary who was effectively treated with lenvatinib. The patient was initially diagnosed as having un differentiated thyroid cancer, and after total thyroidectomy and bilateral lymph node dissection, lenvatinib was adm...
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
s M Abstract BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) scans are being utilized to examine the influence of skeletal muscle and visceral adipose quantity and quality on health-related outcomes in clinical populations. However, little is known about the influence of contrast administration on these parameters. METHODS: Precontrast, arterial, and 3-minute postcontrast CT images of 45 patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma were downloaded from The Cancer Imaging Archive and retrospectively analyzed for visceral adipose cross-sectional area (CSA) and density, and muscle CSA and density at the third lumbar verte...
Source: JPEN Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr Source Type: research
Conclusions Preoperative simulation of selective ischemia was feasible and effective with HA3D reconstruction. In all the RAPN cases performed, selective clamping was successful, avoiding ischemia of the healthy renal remnant. A strict collaboration between urologists and bioengineers is mandatory to improve the technology. Patient summary In this report, we found that an accurate three-dimensional reconstruction of the kidney before conservative surgery for renal cancer seems to help in avoiding the global ischemia of the kidney. Further studies are needed to conclude if avoiding a percentage of ischemia to the kidney is ...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusion In conclusion, it is important to identify this rare syndrome at early stages. Diagnosis for the patients with a positive family history for renal cell cancer and pneumothorax should be considered. FLCN sequencing should also be taken into account in patients and their families because incidence of renal cancer in BHD patients is very high and detection at early stages can prevent its metastasis.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion Incorporated 18-F FDG PET/CT is a very versatile and accurate imaging technique for renal cancers. It significantly improves the accuracy and predictive values over CT alone for detection of primary, recurrent and metastatic disease in renal cancer thus change the treatment decision.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome (BHDS) is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by pulmonary cysts with recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax (PNX), increased risk of developing malignant renal neoplasms and skin lesions. BHDS-associated gene locus was localised in chromosome 17p11.2 and the novel gene Folliculin was subsequently identified as being inactivated in individuals with BHDS. The prevalence of disease is likely underestimated due to the paucity of data available nowadays.From July 2014 till December 2016 we consecutively studied all patients with familial spontaneous PNX referring to our Institution...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease Source Type: research
This report suggests that the appropriate treatment for this association in metastatic or unresectable disease is chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer and tyrosine kinase inhibitor for kidney cancer. We also review the appropriate literature concerning that association.Case Rep Oncol 2017;10:1050 –1056
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionTongue lesions require a complete assessment to distinguish a metastasis from a primary cancer in order to give the appropriate treatment.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first case of C lusitaniae reported in a patient diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma of the kidney.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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