Diagnostic accuracy of interlimb differences of ultrasonographic subcutaneous tissue thickness measurements in breast cancer-related arm lymphedema.

This study aimed to establish diagnostic accuracy of interlimb differences of ultrasonographic subcutaneous tissue thickness measurements in breast cancer-related arm lymphedema. We compared the truncated cone method by using circumference measurements and interlimb differences of ultrasonographic subcutaneous tissue thickness measurements to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of interlimb differences of ultrasonographic subcutaneous tissue thickness measurements. Sensitivity, specificity, receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve, and area under the curve (AUC) were used. Analysis of ROC curves yielded area under the curve (AUC) of 0.804 (p=0.002). ROC analysis identified 0.17cm as the cut-point for differentiating between tissue with and without lymphedema resulting in a sensitivity of 79.3% and specificity of 69.2%. PMID: 31119909 [PubMed - in process]
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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our model is more reliable and stable to assist doctors predict the SLN metastasis in breast cancer patients before operation. Introduction The incidence of breast cancer is the first in female malignant tumors, in which the highest incidence of breast cancer has been reported in Europe and the United States, however, in recent years, the incidence of breast cancer in China has annually increased (1, 2). Based on surgery as an important step in the treatment of breast cancer, in recent years, different individuals have never stopped exploration of a novel and optimum approach. Besides, NSABP-04, ASCOG-...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Vit Weinberger1, Marketa Bednarikova2, Jitka Hausnerova3, Petra Ovesna4, Petra Vinklerova1, Lubos Minar1, Michal Felsinger1, Eva Jandakova3, Marta Cihalova3 and Michal Zikan5* 1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital in Brno and Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia2Department of Internal Medicine – Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital in Brno and Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia3Department of Pathology, University Hospital in Brno and Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia4Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia5Institute of Biostati...
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This study also demonstrated that the soft tissue thickness was higher in the affected arm and ultrasonographic findings were consistent with the other measurement methods (circumferences and limb volumes). Considering that ultrasound imaging is patient-friendly, non-invasive, and cost-effective, we recommend its more widespread use for evaluating treatment efficacy in BCRL. PMID: 30234245 [PubMed]
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Source: Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Poster Session Abstracts Source Type: research
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Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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