2662 Accurate Dissection in Robotic Surgery Using the Double Bipolar Method-With Pinpoint Accuracy

ConclusionThe pinpoint accuracy of the bipolar method allowed for safe and complete dissection.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Related Links:

Teaching point: A fibroepithelial polyp is an intraluminal, long, slender neoplasm that frequently occurs in the ureteropelvic junction and upper ureter. Published on 2020-09-22 11:34:02
Source: Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
“The tide of time flow’d back with me,The forward-flowing tide of time;And many a sheeny summer-morn,A down the Tigris I was borne,By Baghdad’s shrines of fretted gold,High-walled gardens green and old;”From “Recollections of the Arabian Nights”Alfred Lord Tennyson
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Around the Globe Source Type: research
Every few years, a new staging system is published, and we have survived many in the past 30 years. Each succeeding one is more complex and difficult to memorize. At the end of our careers, we have to admit giving up to some extent on learning the nuances of our most recent version. Additionally, we have witnessed our residents wasting countless hours trying to memorize this cobweb of minutia. Would their time not be more productively spent learning about patient care and outcomes?
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Brief Opinion Source Type: research
First, and perhaps most importantly, Dinh et  al are to be applauded for presenting their prospective series of men treated with proton therapy at the University of Washington and their carefully reported rectal toxicity outcomes in the context of dose-volume histogram analysis as well as differing rectal immobilization devices.1 These result s provide strong evidence suggesting that without the use of a rectal spacer, there is increased rectal toxicity with proton therapy compared with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
Concurrent chemoradiation, the mainstay of treatment in locally advanced head and neck cancer, is a challenging endeavor even for the fittest of individuals. On one hand, it confers superior therapeutic outcomes compared with either chemotherapy or radiation alone; on the other hand, the high-intensity treatment is associated with substantial treatment toxicity that in turn leads to treatment schedule interruption or incompletion, hospitalization, or even death.1-4
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
The recent meta-analysis of the dose-response rate of prostate cancer biochemical control during hypofractionated radiation therapy by Vogelius and Bentzen1 showed that the standard linear-quadratic model was insufficient to model the observed clinical response. They proposed 2 possible corrections: either (1) the slope of the α/β ratio increases by 0.6 for every Gray of increase in the dose per fraction or (2) there is an arbitrary limit to the dose-response curve at 80 Gy.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Comments Source Type: research
We thank Drs. Alfonso and Berk for their interest1 in our meta-analysis of outcome data from randomized controlled trials of hypofractionated radiation therapy for low-risk prostate cancer.2 Specifically, we showed how the recently published study of ultrahypofractionated radiation therapy by Widmark et  al3 provides further evidence for a diminishing benefit from radiation therapy intensified by increasing the dose per fraction.2 This is a purely empirical observation and does not rely on any mechanistic assumptions.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Comments Source Type: research
We appreciate the authors for their letter1 highlighting the complex issues of predicting survival and treatment toxicity in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) before definitive chemoradiation therapy.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Comments Source Type: research
This study concluded that vulnerability, as measured by comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), was independently associated with poorer survival and hig her treatment-related toxicities.1
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Comments Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Drug: Metformin;   Drug: Chemotherapy Sponsors:   Beni-Suef University;   Ahram Canadian University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
More News: Bipolar | Bladder Cancer | Blood Transusion | Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Endometrial Cancer | Gastroenterology | Hysterectomy | Japan Health | Laparoscopy | Mania | OBGYN | Ureter and Renal Pelvis Cancer