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by Drew Rosielle (@drosielle)A Series of Observations on Opioids By a Palliative Doc Who Prescribes A Lot of Opioids But Also Has Questions.This is the 5th post in a series about opioids, with a focus on how my thinking about opioids has changed over the years. See also:Part 1 – Introduction, General Disclaimers, Hand-Wringing, and a Hand-Crafted Graph.Part 2 – We Were Wrong 20 years Ago, Our Current Response to the Opioid Crisis is Wrong, But We Should Still Be Helping Most of our Long-Term Patients Reduce Their Opioid DosesPart 3 – Opioids Have Ceiling Effects, High-Doses are Rarely Therapeutic, and Ano...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: cancer opioids pain rosielle The profession Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Study results indicate that PET/CT staging and treatment effect associate well with SUVmax and immunohistochemical results of tumor, while SUVmax of tumor associates well with tumor size. PMID: 31561405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
Abstract Low-kV IORT is an increasing modality for breast cancer treatment. Soft X-rays from INTRABEAM (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Oberkochen, Germany), a dedicated IORT device along with special spherical applicators are employed for this purpose. A Monte Carlo model of INTRAMBEAM and spherical applicators are introduced in the current study to evaluate the dosimetric and physical characteristics of emitted X-rays from the bare probe and different applicator diameters. X-ray probe and different applicator diameters of 1.5cm to 5cm were simulated by GEANT4 Monte Carlo Toolkit. Then, the validity of the simulated model...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Medizinische Physik - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Z Med Phys Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We established a novel One-step model which improves location accuracy by generating more precise bounding box via Seg-net and removing false targets by another object detection network (Cls-net). On the other hand, a real-time detection of tumor is achieved by sharing the common Base-net. The experimental results showed that the new model performed well on various irregular and blurred ultrasound images. As a result, this study demonstrated feasibility of applying deep learning scheme to detect breast lesions depicting on US image. PMID: 31306148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
Specially trained beagles could one day detect mesothelioma by scent, according to the lead researcher of a recent study detailing the dog breed’s stunning accuracy with lung cancer. Dr. Thomas Quinn, clinical professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, believes the dogs could be equally effective with pleural mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. “Absolutely, this could work with mesothelioma. There is no reason why it wouldn’t,” Quinn told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “That is another cancer with strong potential for this to work well.” Th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
A pilot study of radiomics technology based on X-ray mammography in patients with triple-negative breast cancer. J Xray Sci Technol. 2019 May 07;: Authors: Zhang HX, Sun ZQ, Cheng YG, Mao GQ Abstract PURPOSE: To explore the radiomics features of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and non-triple negative breast cancer (non-TNBC) based on X-ray mammography, and to differentiate the two groups of cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preoperative mammograms of 120 patients with breast ductal carcinoma confirmed by surgical pathology were retrospectively analyzed, which include 30 TNBC and 90 non-T...
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
In 2012, in a pioneering paper [1], the UC Davis team showed the proof-of-principle for a new technique for external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) of breast cancer. This technique (kV-EBRT) utilizes kilovoltage (kV) X-rays photon beams produced by an orthovoltage X-ray tube, rather than irradiation with megavoltage (MV) tangential beams with the woman in supine position, as in conventional accelerator based EBRT. In principle, kilovoltage photon beams (e.g. 320  kV with 4 mm Cu filtration) are inadequate for producing the desirable dose skin sparing effect achievable with MV X-ray beams, due to the absence of the dose build...
Source: Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Original paper Source Type: research
In this study, we reviewed major human studies on the health risks of radiation exposure and showed that sex-related factors may potentially influence the long-term response to radiation exposure. Available data suggest that long-term radiosensitivity in women is higher than that in men who receive a comparable dose of radiation. The report on the biological effects of ionizing radiation (BEIR VII) published in 2006 by the National Academy of Sciences, United States emphasized that women may be at significantly greater risk of suffering and dying from radiation-induced cancer than men exposed to the same dose of radiation....
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: An ex vivo study of GPCI shows that it is a stable imaging modality for visualizing the breast tissue with good repeatability, and that it could be of potential for the diagnosis of breast cancer as well. PMID: 30958320 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
​BY KYLE NADEL &PAUL SILKA, MDThe older woman was short of breath and experiencing epigastric abdominal pain. She was an ex-smoker in her mid-70s with a past medical history of COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, breast cancer, and intermittent home oxygen. Her symptoms had started gradually a few hours earlier.The patient's vital signs on arrival were a blood pressure of 122/80 mm Hg, heart rate of 101 bpm, respiratory rate of 42 bpm, and 91% SpO2 on 2 L/min via nasal cannula. She was tachypneic with accessory muscle use, and breath sounds were clear bilaterally but diminished on the left hemithorax.The patient was promp...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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