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We report a case of scleromyxedematous changes arising in a patient with long-standing MF who progressed to Sézary syndrome (SS) shortly afterward. Total-skin electron-beam radiation therapy resulted in an excellent response, controlling both the MF/SS and the scleromyxedematous lesions; however, the patient died few months later. Although mucin deposition has been described in association with MF/SS (mainly follicular mucinosis in folliculotropic MF), there are limited reports in the literature on dermal mucinosis and scleromyxedematous changes in MF/SS. The mechanism of this association and its prognostic implicat...
CONCLUSION: We found that MRONJ correlated with the patient's age. The average time until MRONJ manifestation in reserach group is 2 years. One of triggerring MRONJ factors are tooth extraction or trauma. PMID: 31619658 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: January 2020Source: Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Volume 166Author(s): Fang-Yu Liu, Zhi-Wei Dong, Hui-Bin Yang, Hong-Yun ShiAbstractEven with advanced inverse intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) technique, the optimization of treatment plans remains a time-consuming task and the outcome is highly influenced by the experience of the planner and time pressure. Automated treatment planning is a current hot topic and new frontier in radiotherapy, which is expected to minimize the above problems. The quality and efficacy of the IMRT plans generated by the Auto-Planning module of the Pinnacle3 treat...
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ConclusionThis survey was an informative trial to understand the verification status of patient-specific IMRT QA measurements for prostate cancer. In most institutions, the point dose measurement and dose distribution differences met the desired criteria.
ConclusionsThe study showed that radiotherapy causes skin barrier dysfunction in all patients independently of clinical radiodermatitis. The biophysical features of this dysfunction can precede clinical symptoms and they can be assessed by non-invasive and objective methods.
ConclusionsThe PES can transparently quantify clinical performance in a single metric. The PES was impactful, with 75% of physicians demonstrating improvement in their CR GPA. In contrast to traditional chart rounds, this peer review was meaningful when done before planning commenced, a trend that was observed throughout the study period. 27.9% of all cases required modification before starting treatment planning and 6.2% of cases required significant remediation.
ConclusionsFor radiotherapy recipients, early Medicaid expansion was associated with decreased percent uninsured, particularly among low education counties, and earlier stage diagnoses for screenable cancers. Thus, early Medicaid expansion may improve access to care and decrease disparities for radiotherapy recipients.
Gorham-Stout disease is a rare disorder characterized by proliferation of lymphatic and vascular channels within bone resulting in osteolysis. A 53-year-old man with Gorham-Stout disease involving the left maxilla underwent previous treatment including radiation therapy and intralesional chemotherapeutic injections. He later presented with anemia, facial pain, weight loss, and nasal cavity hemorrhage. CT imaging demonstrated a mass centered within the right maxillary sinus with locoregional involvement. PET/CT showed prominent FDG activity involving the mass centered in the right maxillary sinus with low-grade avidity invo...