Clinical and dosimetric predictors of physician and patient reported xerostomia following intensity modulated radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer - A prospective cohort analysis.

CONCLUSION: Significant proportion of patients still experienced long term xerostomia with IMRT. Dose-effect relationships between xerostomia and the parotid glands were not observed in this study. PMID: 31265972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiother Oncol Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2020Source: Social Science &Medicine, Volume 266Author(s): Trang Thu Do, Andrea Whittaker
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
You could consider this a follow-up to one of last week’s posts: Are You Most Loyal to Purpose or People? I want to share another way of framing the mindset of being loyal to purpose ahead of people, especially for those who’d prefer to shift into greater loyalty to purpose. Putting purpose first isn’t dehumanizing if you frame it a certain way – if your purpose actually involves serving people. If, however, your purpose is mainly self-centered, like if it’s based on individual achievements that will be of little or no benefit to others, then I think you’re more likely to run in...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Abundance Values Source Type: blogs
Publication date: November 2020Source: Human Pathology: Case Reports, Volume 22Author(s): Shohei Matsuo, Yoshitane Tsukamoto, Eiichiro Mabuchi, Shunichi Negoro, Seiichi Hirota
Source: Human Pathology: Case Reports - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 September 2020Source: Pathology - Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Yasamin Pahlavan, Mina Mohammadi Nasr, Elaheh Dalir Abdolahinia, Zahra Pirdel, Saiedeh Razi Soofiyani, Samaneh Siahpoush, Kazem Nejati
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 September 2020Source: Pathology - Research and PracticeAuthor(s): He Zhang, Yi Wang, Yanfeng Wang, Daoyuan Wu, Enguang Lin, Qingxin Xia
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Abstract Many experimental techniques have been reported to provide knowledge of the mechanical behavior of cells from biomechanical viewpoints, however, it is unclear how the intercellular structural differences influence macroscopic and microscopic mechanical properties of cells. The aim of our study is to clarify the comprehensive mechanical properties and cell-substrate adhesion strength of cells, and the correlation with intracellular structure in different cell types. We developed an originally designed micro tensile tester, and performed a single cell tensile test to estimate whole cell tensile stiffness an...
Source: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: J Mech Behav Biomed Mater Source Type: research
Authors: Topkan E, Ozdemir Y, Guler OC, Kucuk A, Besen AA, Mertsoylu H, Sezen D, Akdemir EY, Sezer A, Bolukbasi Y, Pehlivan B, Selek U Abstract Background: We retrospectively compared the incidence of isolated elective nodal failure (IENF) and toxicity rates and survival outcomes after elective nodal irradiation (ENI) versus involved-field RT (IFRT) by employing the propensity score matching (PSM) methodology in stage IIIB/C inoperable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy (C-CRT). Methods: Our PSM examination included 1048 stage IIIB/C NSCLC patients t...
Source: Journal of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Oncol Source Type: research
Conclusions: We identified multiple pathway differences, which helps us better understand metastatic biliary tumors and design clinical therapy for personalized medicine. PMID: 32952556 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Oncol Source Type: research
Conclusions: 3D-HDR-BT achieves favorable clinical outcomes with mild late toxicity in patients with locally rNPC. Introduction Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a tumor of epithelial origin, is a malignant disease of the head and neck common in southern China, especially in Guangdong province (1). As a result of advances in modern imaging and irradiation techniques, the 5-year overall survival (OS) of patients with newly diagnosed NPC without metastasis has reached 75% after external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) in Asia (2, 3). However, local recurrence, which occurs in 18–40% of patients, remains a major reason for...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aims to evaluate the value of CCT in N2‐3 NPC when neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) of sufficient cycles is performed to eradicate distant metastasis. It enrolled 959 patients d iagnosed with TxN2‐3M0 NPC from July 2011 to December 2015 and treated with NACT of 3‐4 cycles and IMRT. A propensity score matching (PSM) was made between patients treated with and without CCT (called the CCT and non‐CCT groups, respectively), using a series of clinical characteristics (age, gender, T stage, N stage, NACT regimen, and EBV DNA) as covariates. After PSM, the two groups of patients were compared on survivals and acu...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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