Percutaneous insertion of hepatic fiducial true-spherical markers for real-time adaptive radiotherapy.

Conclusions: Percutaneous transhepatic implantation of true-spherical gold markers for RAR is feasible and can be conducted with a high success rate and low complication rate. PMID: 31516050 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies - Category: Surgery Tags: Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol Source Type: research

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We report 13 cases (11 males/2 females) of SPM. The average age was 31 ± 0.85 years. The most common precipitating factor was asthma attack. The onset symptoms were mainly chest pain (11 cases). Synchronous pneumothorax was found in 5 cases and it was bilateral in 2 patients. The evolution was marked by the spontaneous resorption. SMP is an underrecognized cause of chest pain in young adults. Chest radiography is usually sufficient for the diagnosis, and further diagnostic procedures are generally not necessary. The prognosis is often favorable.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsExtra-pelvic endometriosis, traditionally thought to be rare, have been reported in a considerable number of cases. Heightened awareness and clinical suspicion of the disease, and multi-disciplinary approach is recommended to achieve prompt diagnosis and optimize patient outcomes. At this time, there are no comparative studies to provide recommendations regarding optimal diagnostic methods, treatment options and outcomes for endometriosis involving extra-pelvic sites.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
​"She's worried I had a heart attack."That was the answer I got from the 70ish-year-old patient pointing at his wife when I asked why he came to the emergency department. She quickly added, "He had terrible pain four days ago on the right side, and now he gets winded when he walks."I had already seen his ECG, so I assured her that it appeared normal. I was going to order a chest x-ray, however, because his lungs sounds were pretty quiet. She said he had COPD, and wanted to know if he needed an inhaler.The last time I had seen something like this was in medical school 30 years ago. At that time, I was ...
Source: Lions and Tigers and Bears - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
We report data from phase Ib dose-finding and phase II expansion cohorts of LEN + etoposide + ifosfamide in pts with r/r osteosarcoma.MethodsPts were aged 2 to  ≤ 25 years with r/r osteosarcoma and
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe integrated clinical safety data indicated that RM-1929 PIT treatment had a favorable safety profile with no unexpected safety concerns.Clinical trial identificationNCT02422979.Legal entity responsible for the studyRakuten Medical, Inc.FundingRakuten Medical, Inc.DisclosureJ.M. Johnson: Advisory / Consultancy: Foundation Medicine; Research grant / Funding (institution): BMS; Research grant / Funding (institution): Merck; Research grant / Funding (institution): AstraZeneca. J.M. Curry: Research grant / Funding (institution): AstraZeneca. S.T. Kochuparambil: Shareholder / Stockholder / Stock options, Full / Par...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Discussion Pulmonary embolism (PE) is potentially life-threatening but fortunately rare event especially in the pediatric population. It was first described in children in 1861. PE is likely underreported because of minimal or non-specific clinical symptoms. The incidence is estimated at 0.05-4.2% with the 4.2% based on autopsy reports. It is probably also increasing as more central venous catheters (CVC) are used, and more children are surviving previously poor prognostic diseases. There is a bimodal distribution with cases
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
ConclusionsEndovascular coil fiducial placement for lung SBRT is associated with high procedural success rates and lower rates of clinically relevant complications than transthoracic marker placement.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study assessed the analgesic efficacy of different techniques for the management of postoperative pain following video-assisted thoracic surgery for pneumothorax.BMC Anesthesiology
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news
A first-of-its-kind FDA approval represents a major win for Zimmer Biomet and, most importantly, the field of scoliosis treatment. Called The Tether – Vertebral Body Tethering System, the device is intended to treat growing children and adolescents whose spinal curves are approaching or have reached the range where surgical treatment is an option. It is intended to correct the most common form of scoliosis (idiopathic scoliosis) that has not responded to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing. “This decision takes an innovative surgical approach, vertebral body tetherin...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Orthopedics Implants Source Type: news
ConclusionThe possibility of endometriosis should be considered in reproductive aged women with catamenial symptoms of chest pain or shortness of breath. Right pneumothorax and diaphragmatic endometriosis are found in most cases.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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