What Risks for Radiation in Scleroderma Patients with Breast Cancer? (CME/CE)

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Therapeutic Targeting of Fibrotic Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition–An Outstanding Challenge Attila Fintha1, Ákos Gasparics2, László Rosivall3 and Attila Sebe3,4* 12nd Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 21st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 3Department of Pathophysiology, International Nephrology Research and Training Center, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary 4Division of Medical Biotechnology, Paul Ehrlich Institute, Langen, Germany Back in 1995, a landmark paper was published, which shaped the fi...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Rationale: Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are a class of drugs widely used in the treatment of estrogen sensitive breast and ovarian cancer which convert testosterone to estradiol and androstenedione to estrogen. The AIs of third generation, including anastrazole, letrozole and exemestane, have actually become the standard of care of estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer in menopausal women and are recommended as adjuvant treatment after surgery in place of/or following tamoxifen. Their main side-effects include reduction in bone mineral density, occurrence of menopausal manifestations and development of musculoskeletal s...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients with upper gastro ‐intestinal cancers and sarcoma had the highest risk of dying from their disease. Breast cancer patients had the lowest risk. This knowledge may guide clinicians in their decisions on whether to offer OTC to girls and younger women with a life‐threatening disease.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
This study's researchers approached all people turning 85 in 2006 in two cities in the UK for participation. At the beginning of the study in 2006-2007, there were 722 participants, 60 percent of whom were women. The participants provided researchers with information about what they ate every day, their body weight and height measurements, their overall health assessment (including any level of disability), and their medical records. The researchers learned that more than one-quarter (28 percent) of very old adults had protein intakes below the recommended dietary allowance. The researchers noted that older adults w...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
By Dr. Binita Ashar, director of the division of surgical devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health Choosing to obtain a breast implant, whether for augmentation or reconstruction, is a deeply personal choice, from the initial decision to undergo breast implant surgery to the size, material and surface texture. These types of decisions should be discussed between a patient and their provider in a transparent and balanced way with clear information about the benefits and risks of the breast implants and the procedure. As a public health agency, we play an important role in ensuring that patients ...
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We report of a case rapid onset systemic sclerosis complicated by acute renal failure and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in a woman with stage IIB right breast cancer and elevated RNA Polymerase III IgG Ab. To our knowledge, this the first case of a patient with breast cancer associated with systemic sclerosis and pulmonary-renal syndrome.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Clinical manifestations and survival rates in Korean SSc patients are similar to those of other populations. However, the prevalence of anti-Scl-70 antibody is higher in Korean SSc patients compared with whites, while the prevalence of anticentromere antibody is lower. PMID: 30008455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
We report a complex case of PCT in a 67-year-old woman with an unusual constellation of cutaneous findings: scleroderma, acquired ichthyosis, and nonscarring alopecia. Possible triggers for her PCT include tamoxifen treatment for breast cancer and carrier status of the hemochromatosis gene. High-dose chloroquine was used to successfully achieve clinical remission and normalize her uroporphyrins. While on chloroquine she developed extensive classic vitiligo. It is not clear if this is another feature of her complex and unusual PCT, or a consequence of her antimalarial therapy.Case Rep Dermatol 2018;10:115 –121
Source: Case Reports in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe effect of MLD on the HRQoL of patients with chronic oedema is unclear.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
ConclusionThese data suggest that radiation injury causing local tissue fibrosis is not inevitable in SSc patients with breast cancer, occurring in ~50% of cases without evidence of lung or generalized skin disease flare. Therefore, the use of RT for breast cancer is considered an option based on the informed patient's preference.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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