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Isr Med Assoc J ; 22(1): 13-16, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31927799

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BACKGROUND: During Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (vNOTES) the surgeon operates exclusively through a single vaginal entry point, leaving no external scarring. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the learning curve of vNOTES hysterectomy by experienced gynecologists based on surgical times and short-term outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted of the first 25 vNOTES hysterectomy surgeries performed from July to December 2018 at Rambam Health Care Campus by a single surgeon. The primary outcome was hysterectomy time. Secondary outcomes included intra-operative bleeding, length of hospitalization, postoperative pain, and need for analgesia. Socio-demographic and clinical data were retrieved from patient electronic medical charts. RESULTS: Median age was 64.5 years (range 40-79). Median hysterectomy time was 38 minutes (range 30-49) from the first cut until completion. Comparisons between median hysterectomy time in the first 10 hysterectomies and in the 15 subsequent procedures demonstrated a significant decrease in median total time: 45 minutes (range 41-49) vs. 32 minutes (range 30-38), respectively (P = 0.024). The median estimated intraoperative blood loss decreased from 100 ml (range 70-200) in the first 10 hysterectomies to 40 ml (range 20-100) in the subsequent procedures (P = 0.011). CONCLUSIONS: vNOTES hysterectomy is feasible by an experienced gynecologist, with an exponential improvement in surgical performance in a short period as expressed by the improvement in hysterectomy time, low complication rates, negligible blood loss, minimal post-surgical pain, fast recovery, and short hospitalization. vNOTES allows easier and safer access to adnexal removal compared to conventional vaginal surgery.


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Ginecologia/educação , Histerectomia Vaginal/educação , Curva de Aprendizado , Cirurgia Endoscópica por Orifício Natural/educação , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Histerectomia Vaginal/métodos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cirurgia Endoscópica por Orifício Natural/métodos , Duração da Cirurgia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 22(1): 22-26, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31927801

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BACKGROUND: Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) exclusion in favor of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) staging and surveillance in the management of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is controversial yet accepted by some centers. The use of MRI suggests performing stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatment for limited brain metastases. Data regarding SRS efficacy in this setting is limited. OBJECTIVES: To assess intracranial objective response rate (iORR), progression-free survival (iPFS), intracranial failure patterns, overall survival (OS) and time-to-whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT)/death, whichever occurred first (TTWD) with SRS in SCLC. METHODS: The study comprised 10 consecutive SCLC patients with brain metastases treated with SRS and followed-up at Davidoff Cancer center between Aug 2012 and March 2019. Brain MRI images were reviewed by a neuro-radiology specialist. RESULTS: iORR was 57% as assessed by response assessment in neuro-oncology brain metastases. Intracranial progression developed in 8 patients. Median iPFS was 4.0 months (95% confidence interval [95%CI] 1.7-7.2). In-site, off-site and combined pattern of intracranial failure was seen in 0, 5, and 3 patients, respectively; median number of new brain lesions following SRS was 4 (range, 1-12). SRS was performed 10 additional times in 6 patients (median number of lesions irradiated per round was 1, range 1-5). WBRT was administered in 3 patients. Median TTWD was 20.9 months (95% CI, 1.9-26.8). Median OS since SRS administration was 23.2 months (95% CI, 4.2-not reached). CONCLUSIONS: MRI surveillance with multiple rounds of SRS may serve a reasonable alternative to PCI or therapeutic WBRT in SCLC.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/secundário , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Radiocirurgia , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias Encefálicas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Encefálicas/radioterapia , Feminino , Humanos , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neuroimagem , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Radiocirurgia/métodos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 22(1): 37-42, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31927804

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BACKGROUND: There is a need for standardized and objective methods to measure postural instability (PI) and gait dysfunction in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Recent technological advances in wearable devices, including standard smartphones, may provide such measurements. OBJECTIVES: To test the feasibility of smartphones to detect PI during the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test. METHODS: Ambulatory PD patients, divided by item 30 (postural stability) of the motor Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) to those with a normal (score = 0, PD-NPT) and an abnormal (score ≥ 1, PD-APT) test and a group of healthy controls (HC) performed a 10-meter TUG while motion sensor data was recorded from a smartphone attached to their sternum using the EncephaLog application. RESULTS: In this observational study, 44 PD patients (21 PD-NPT and 23 PD-APT) and 22 HC similar in age and gender distribution were assessed. PD-APT differed significantly in all gait parameters when compared to PD-NPT and HC. Significant difference between PD-NPT and HC included only turning time (P < 0.006) and step-to-step correlation (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: While high correlations were found between EncephaLog gait parameters and axial UPDRS items, the pull test was least correlated with EncephaLog measures. Motion sensor data from a smartphone can detect differences in gait and balance measures between PD with and without PI and HC.


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Doença de Parkinson/diagnóstico , Equilíbrio Postural , Smartphone , Idoso , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Estudos de Viabilidade , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Doença de Parkinson/fisiopatologia
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 22(1): 53-59, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31927807

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BACKGROUND: Primary retroperitoneal neoplasms (PRN) arise from diverse retroperitoneal tissues. Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) comprise the majority and are well studied. Other non-sarcomatous PRN are very rare and less familiar. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinicopathologic and radiologic features of non-sarcomatous PRN, as well as the outcome of complete tumor resection (TR). METHODS: Retrospective data were collected on consecutive patients (June 2006 to January 2015) who underwent resection of retroperitoneal lesions at our department. Final pathology of non-sarcomatous PRN was included. RESULTS: The study population included 36 patients (26% with PRN). PRN were neurogenic (17%), fat-containing (3%), and cystic (6%). The preoperative diagnosis was correct in only 28%. All patients underwent TR via laparotomy (72%) or laparoscopy (28%), for mean operative time of 120 ± 46 minutes. En bloc organ resection was performed in 11%. Complete TR was achieved in 97%. Intra-operative spillage occurred in 8%. Intra-operative, 90-day postoperative complications, and mortality rates were 11%, 36%, and 0%, respectively. The mean length of stay was 6.5 ± 5.5 days. The median overall survival was 53 ± 4.9 months. CONCLUSIONS: Familiarity with radiologic characteristics of PRN is important for appropriate management. Counter to STS, other PRN are mostly benign and have an indolent course. Radical surgery is not required, as complete TR confers good prognosis. Expectant management is reserved for small, asymptomatic, benign neoplasms.


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Neoplasias Retroperitoneais/diagnóstico , Idoso , Feminino , Ganglioneuroma/diagnóstico , Ganglioneuroma/diagnóstico por imagem , Ganglioneuroma/patologia , Ganglioneuroma/cirurgia , Humanos , Lipoma/diagnóstico , Lipoma/diagnóstico por imagem , Lipoma/patologia , Lipoma/cirurgia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neurilemoma/diagnóstico , Neurilemoma/diagnóstico por imagem , Neurilemoma/patologia , Neurilemoma/cirurgia , Neurofibroma/diagnóstico , Neurofibroma/diagnóstico por imagem , Neurofibroma/patologia , Neurofibroma/cirurgia , Paraganglioma/diagnóstico , Paraganglioma/diagnóstico por imagem , Paraganglioma/patologia , Paraganglioma/cirurgia , Neoplasias Retroperitoneais/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Retroperitoneais/patologia , Neoplasias Retroperitoneais/cirurgia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Quintessence Int ; 51(2): 128-141, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31942574

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OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of patient-related systemic factors, local bone and intraoral factors, and implant-related factors on peri-implant marginal bone loss (MBL). METHOD AND MATERIALS: The following data were collected from patients who received dental implants and were recalled for examinations at least 3 years after treatment completion: medical history, age, sex, habits, periodontal health, implant size and surface, surgical procedure, prosthesis type, implant failure, Plaque Index, and oral hygiene. MBL was investigated using both baseline and follow-up panoramic radiographs. RESULTS: The study included 1,126 dental implants placed in 304 patients (185 [60.9%] women and 119 [39.1%] men). The mean age was 54.30 ± 13.52 years (range 22 to 83 years). The mean follow-up period was 58.8 ± 11.2 months. The MBL was observed in 271 (24.1%) implants, of which 160 (14.2%) were ≤ 2 mm and 111 (9.9%) were > 2 mm. Respective mean MBL values on mesial and distal sides were 0.42 ± 1.03 mm and 0.42 ± 1.02 mm. Of the implants, 19 (1.7%) were lost, leading to an implant success rate of 98.3%. Age, history of hysterectomy, history of periodontitis, oral hygiene, abrasions, smoking, implant location, implant surface, implant length, surgical procedure type, and prosthesis type were all found to be statistically significant for MBL (P < .05). Certain combinations of these factors resulted in increased MBL. CONCLUSION: In the present study, local factors had more significant effects on MBL than did systemic factors, and combinations of these factors had greater effects on MBL.


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Perda do Osso Alveolar , Doenças Ósseas Metabólicas , Implantes Dentários , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Planejamento de Prótese Dentária , Prótese Dentária Fixada por Implante , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Radiografia Panorâmica , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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Quintessence Int ; 51(2): 170-177, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31942577

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OBJECTIVE: Some patients with Down syndrome experience premature edentulism, which can lead to severe alveolar atrophy. This may cause retention problems with purely mucosa-supported dentures and ill-fitting total dentures. The intellectual disability associated with Down syndrome, with an (implied) inadequate ability for compliance, may pose a further challenge to dental treatment. The aim of this case report was to demonstrate that a combined implant-prosthetic denture with bar constructions can, nevertheless, be implemented in elderly Down syndrome patients with limited cooperation ability. METHOD AND MATERIALS: This report is the first to describe the procedure for an implant-supported total prosthetic restoration with bar joint in a 52-year-old edentulous patient with Down syndrome and limited ability to cooperate. Previous dental solutions had severely curtailed the patient's quality of life. By combining various forms of treatment, including behavior management, the course of therapy could be adapted to the patient's cooperation capability. RESULTS: The implant-supported total prosthetic restoration with bar joint was well accepted by the patient. Moreover, the patient's relatives reported that his life quality had improved distinctly (eg, considerable weight-gain, more positive mood). No impairments of the prostheses were observed during the 24-month follow-up period, and both implants remained clinically inconspicuous. CONCLUSION: The lack, or inadequacy, of dental prostheses can impair the life quality of individuals in need of such restorations. Implant-supported dentures in combination with a bar construction improve the retention of prostheses in atrophied jaws. This form of restoration is also proving to be a successful therapy option for elderly persons with Down syndrome.


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Implantes Dentários , Síndrome de Down , Arcada Edêntula , Idoso , Prótese Dentária Fixada por Implante , Falha de Restauração Dentária , Revestimento de Dentadura , Seguimentos , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Qualidade de Vida , Resultado do Tratamento
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 69(2): 30-34, 2020 Jan 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31945030

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Each year, excessive drinking accounts for one in 10 deaths among U.S. adults aged 20-64 years (1), and approximately 90% of adults who report excessive drinking* binge drink (i.e., consume five or more drinks for men or four or more drinks for women on a single occasion) (2). In 2015, 17.1% of U.S. adults aged ≥18 years reported binge drinking approximately once a week and consumed an average of seven drinks per binge drinking episode, resulting in 17.5 billion total binge drinks, or 467 total binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking (3). CDC analyzed 2011-2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data to assess trends in total annual binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking in the United States overall and in the individual states. The age-adjusted† total annual number of binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking increased significantly from 472 in 2011 to 529 in 2017. Total annual binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking also increased significantly from 2011 to 2017 among those aged 35-44 years (26.7%, from 468 to 593) and 45-64 years (23.1%, from 428 to 527). The largest percentage increases in total binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking during this period were observed among those without a high school diploma (45.8%) and those with household incomes <$25,000 (23.9%). Strategies recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force§ for reducing excessive drinking (e.g., regulating alcohol outlet density) might reduce binge drinking and related health risks.


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Bebedeira/tendências , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Sistema de Vigilância de Fator de Risco Comportamental , Bebedeira/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 69(2): 35-39, 2020 Jan 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31945033

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Transgender women* in the United States are disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection because of multiple factors, including stigma related to gender identity, unstable housing, limited employment options, and high-risk behaviors, such as sex work, unprotected receptive anal intercourse, and injection drug use, that tend to increase their vulnerability to becoming infected with HIV (1,2). In a recent meta-analysis of 88 U.S. studies conducted during 2006-2017, the mean estimated laboratory-confirmed prevalence of HIV infection among transgender women was 14.2%, and the mean self-reported prevalence estimate was 21.0% (3). The Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative calls for accelerating the implementation of evidence-based strategies in the right geographic areas targeted to the right persons to end the HIV epidemic in the United States (4). HIV partner services are effective strategies offered by public health workers to persons with a diagnosis of HIV infection (index persons) and their sex or needle-sharing partners (partners), who are notified of potential HIV exposure and offered HIV testing and related services. CDC analyzed HIV partner services data submitted by 61 health departments† during 2013-2017. Among 208,304 index persons, 1,727 (0.8%) were transgender women. Overall, 71.5% of index transgender women were interviewed for partner services, which was lower than that for all index persons combined (81.1%). Among 1,089 transgender women named as partners by index persons, 71.2% were notified of potential HIV exposure, which was lower than that for all partners combined (77.1%). Fewer than half (46.5%) of notified transgender women partners were tested for HIV, and approximately one in five (18.6%) of those who were tested received a new diagnosis of HIV infection, slightly higher than for all partners combined (17.6%). Additional efforts are needed to effectively implement partner services among transgender women and identify those whose infection with HIV is undiagnosed, provide timely prevention and care services, reduce HIV transmission, and contribute to ending the HIV epidemic.


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Assistência à Saúde , Infecções por HIV/terapia , Parceiros Sexuais , Pessoas Transgênero , Adolescente , Adulto , Feminino , Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pesquisa Qualitativa , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 69(2): 44-49, 2020 Jan 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31945038

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CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and public health and clinical stakeholders continue to investigate a nationwide outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) (1). EVALI patients in Illinois, Utah, and Wisconsin acquired tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products primarily from informal sources (2,3). This report updates demographic characteristics and self-reported sources of THC- and nicotine-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products derived from EVALI patient data reported to CDC by state health departments. As of January 7, 2020, among 1,979 (76%) patients with available data on substance use, a total of 1,620 (82%) reported using any THC-containing products, including 665 (34%) who reported exclusive THC-containing product use. Use of any nicotine-containing products was reported by 1,128 (57%) patients, including 264 (13%) who reported exclusive nicotine-containing product use. Among 809 (50%) patients reporting data on the source of THC-containing products, 131 (16%) reported acquiring their products from only commercial sources (i.e., recreational dispensaries, medical dispensaries, or both; vape or smoke shops; stores; and pop-up shops), 627 (78%) from only informal sources (i.e., friends, family, in-person or online dealers, or other sources), and 51 (6%) from both types of sources. Among 613 (54%) EVALI patients reporting nicotine-containing product use with available data on product source, 421 (69%) reported acquiring their products from only commercial sources, 103 (17%) from only informal sources, and 89 (15%) from both types of sources. Adolescents aged 13-17 years were more likely to acquire both THC- and nicotine-containing products from informal sources than were persons in older age groups. The high prevalence of acquisition of THC-containing products from informal sources by EVALI patients reinforces CDC's recommendation to not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC, especially those acquired from informal sources. Although acquisition of nicotine-containing products through informal sources was not common overall, it was common among persons aged <18 years. While the investigation continues, CDC recommends that the best way for persons to ensure that they are not at risk is to consider refraining from the use of all e-cigarette, or vaping, products.


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Surtos de Doenças , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Lesão Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Vaping/efeitos adversos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Dronabinol/efeitos adversos , Sistemas Eletrônicos de Liberação de Nicotina , Feminino , Humanos , Lesão Pulmonar/terapia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 215-221, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893413

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Patients with hematological malignancy might already have decreased muscle oxygen saturation at rest and exercise capacity before undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, to date, no studies have investigated the relationship between exercise capacity and muscle oxygen saturation at rest in these patients. Therefore, purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between exercise capacity and muscle oxygen-hemoglobin (O2Hb) saturation (SmO2) at rest and patients' hemoglobin level before undergoing HSCT. METHODS: This study included 60 men with hematologic disease who underwent allo-HSCT. Patients performed a 6-minute walk test (6MWT) to determine exercise capacity, and muscle O2Hb saturation at rest was evaluatabed using near-infrared spectroscopy (BOM-L1TRW, Omegawave Inc., Japan); hemoglobin levels in hematological malignancy patients before undergoing HSCT were also evaluated. RESULTS: There was a significant correlation between the 6MWT and muscle O2Hb saturation at rest in hematological malignancy patients (p < 0.05). Additionally, the 6MWT was significantly correlated to the hemoglobin level (p < 0.05). Furthermore, muscle O2Hb saturation at rest was significantly related to hemoglobin level (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: In patients with hematological malignancy, a relationship exists between exercise capacity, muscle O2Hb saturation, and hemoglobin level before they undergo HSCT. Therefore, rehabilitation staff, nurses, and physicians should recognize these relationships in patients who undergo allo-HSCT. Moreover, physiotherapists may need to promote muscle oxidative metabolism through exercise to increase exercise capacity in these patients.


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Tolerância ao Exercício , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas , Hemoglobinas , Músculo Esquelético , Adolescente , Adulto , Hemoglobinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 291-297, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893423

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We present an IoT-based monitoring system for healthcare that allows for long-term measurements of blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), and body weight (BW), as well as near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for measurement of prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity. To verify the applicability of the system, it was set up in a local fitness gym for a preliminary study. A total of 39 subjects, selected from members of the gym, participated in the study. We analyzed the BP, HR, and BW data, collected from the subjects over one half-year. In addition, to assess the degree of mental stress of the subjects, we analysed left-right asymmetry of the PFC activity using the laterality index at rest (LIR) of the NIRS parameter. Results show that the subjects were able to measure their physiological data by themselves when they visited the gym, after being instructed how to perform the measurements. Furthermore, the results also indicate that ordinary people can continuously monitor physiological functions such as brain function in a non-medical facility, such as a fitness gym.


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Monitorização Fisiológica , Córtex Pré-Frontal , Espectroscopia de Luz Próxima ao Infravermelho , Idoso , Feminino , Lateralidade Funcional , Frequência Cardíaca , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Monitorização Fisiológica/instrumentação , Monitorização Fisiológica/métodos , Monitorização Fisiológica/normas , Autoexame/normas , Estresse Psicológico
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 323-329, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893427

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Recent guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have stressed the necessity to improve the quality of CPR. Our previous studies demonstrated the usefulness of monitoring cerebral blood oxygenation (CBO) during CPR by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). The present study evaluates whether the NIRO-CCR1, a new NIRS device, is as useful in the clinical setting as the NIRO-200NX. We monitored CBO in 20 patients with cardiac arrest by NIRS. On the arrival of patients at the emergency department, the attending physician immediately assessed whether the patient was eligible for this study after conventional advanced life support and, if eligible, measured CBO in the frontal lobe by NIRS. We found that in all patients, the cerebral blood flow waveform was in synchrony with the chest compressions. Moreover, the tissue oxygenation index increased following cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in patients undergoing CPB, including one patient in whom CBO was monitored using the NIRO-CCR1. In addition, although the NIRO-CCR1 could display the pulse rate (Tempo) in real time, Tempo was not always detected, despite detection of the cerebral blood flow waveform. This suggested that chest compressions may not have been effective, indicating that the NIRO-CCR1 also seems useful to assess the quality of CPR. This study suggests that the NIRO-CCR1 can measure CBO during CPR in patients with cardiac arrest as effectively as the NIRO-200NX; in addition, the new NIRO-CCR1 may be even more useful, especially in prehospital fields (e.g. in an ambulance), since it is easy to carry.


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Reanimação Cardiopulmonar , Circulação Cerebrovascular , Parada Cardíaca , Monitorização Fisiológica , Oximetria , Espectroscopia de Luz Próxima ao Infravermelho , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Monitorização Fisiológica/instrumentação , Monitorização Fisiológica/normas , Oximetria/instrumentação , Oximetria/normas , Projetos Piloto , Espectroscopia de Luz Próxima ao Infravermelho/instrumentação , Espectroscopia de Luz Próxima ao Infravermelho/normas
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 367-371, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892588

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Individualization of treatment may improve the outcome of patients with bone metastases from breast cancer. To support physicians when selecting individualized programs for these patients, a simple instrument for predicting survival was created. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In 126 female patients with breast cancer irradiated for bone metastases, 11 characteristics were evaluated with respect to survival. RESULTS: On Cox regression analysis, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance score (0-1 vs. ≥2; p=0.032) and visceral metastases (absence vs. presence; p=0.017) were independently associated with survival and incorporated into the scoring instrument. Three prognostic groups (0, 1 or 2 points) were designated with 12-month survival rates of 38%, 57% and 91%, and 24-month survival rates of 32%, 36% and 80%, respectively (p<0.001). CONCLUSION: This easy-to-use scoring instrument allows physicians to estimate the lifespan of patients irradiated for bone metastases from breast cancer and can facilitate individualization of their treatment.


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Neoplasias Ósseas/radioterapia , Neoplasias Ósseas/secundário , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Probabilidade , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 373-377, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892589

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AIM: In colorectal cancer surgery, the efficacy of intestinal blood flow evaluation with the indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence method using the VISERA ELITE2 system was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Participants in this study comprised 50 patients who underwent elective laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery at the Department of Surgery, the Jikei Daisan Hospital. With the ICG fluorescence method, whether it was necessary to change the intestinal transection line for anastomosis was evaluated. RESULTS: For three cases of rectal cancer, the oral transection line determined from macroscopic observation was judged to offer insufficient blood flow according to the ICG fluorescence method. The transection line for anastomosis was changed according to fluorescence. None of these cases showed complications. CONCLUSION: The ICG fluorescence method may allow safe anastomosis in colorectal surgery for cancer.


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Cirurgia Colorretal , Verde de Indocianina/química , Laparoscopia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anastomose Cirúrgica , Cirurgia Colorretal/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Fluorescência , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 379-386, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892590

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BACKGROUND/AIM: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of carbon-ion radiotherapy (CIRT) alone for Stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of 65 patients (median age=73 years) with Stage III NSCLC who underwent CIRT alone in the QST Hospital, Chiba, Japan, between 1997 and 2015 were retrospectively analysed. The median dose was 72.0 Gy (relative biological effectiveness). RESULTS: The median follow-up was 27.6 months (range=1.6-207.7 months). Two-year local control, progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) rates were 73.9%, 38.6%, and 54.9%, respectively. Overall, 1 (2%), 4 (6%), and 1 (2%) patient developed Grade 4 (mediastinal haemorrhage), Grade 3 (radiation pneumonitis), and Grade 3 (bronchial fistula) toxicities, respectively. On univariate analysis, clinical T and N stage and CIRT timing were significant predictors of PFS and OS; clinical target volume was a significant predictor of PFS. CONCLUSION: CIRT alone is effective with acceptable toxicity for Stage III NSCLC.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/radioterapia , Radioterapia com Íons Pesados/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/radioterapia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 387-392, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892591

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) of the pancreatic body involving the celiac axis requires specialized treatment, including a subtotal distal pancreatectomy (SDP) with resection of the celiac axis (Appleby procedure). This study aimed to examine the value of the Appleby procedure, in current individualized treatment approaches, and to define its possible therapeutic impact for patients with LAPC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 20 consecutive patients who underwent SDP with resection of the celiac axis between January 2005 and December 2018 were identified from a prospectively collected database and were matched with 20 patients experiencing SDP without resection of the celiac axis. Both perioperative parameters, as well as the overall postoperative course, were evaluated. RESULTS: The rate of perioperative complications in both groups was comparable (p=0.744). The rate of severe type C postoperative pancreatic haemorrhages (PPH) was significantly lower in patients with resection of the celiac axis compared to those without (p=0.035). CONCLUSION: The Appleby procedure may be considered as a safe and feasible treatment option with favorably fewer postoperative severe bleeding complications. Besides surgical expertise, such procedures, however, require an experienced interventional radiologist and should thus only be performed in high-volume centers.


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Pancreatectomia , Adulto , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Análise por Pareamento , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pancreatectomia/efeitos adversos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia , Análise de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 393-399, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892592

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AIM: This study was performed to confirm the superior overall survival (OS) after pulmonary oligo-recurrence compared to pulmonary sync-oligometastases in a large nationwide study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients that met the following criteria were included: 1 to 5 lung-only metastases at the beginning of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) was performed between January 2004 and June 2015, and the biological effective dose (BED) of SBRT was 75 Gy or more. The parameters included in the analyses were age, gender, ECOG PS, primary lesion, pathology, oligoetastatic state, SBRT date, chemotherapy before SBRT, chemotherapy concurrent SBRT, chemotherapy after SBRT, maximum tumor diameter, number of metastases, field coplanarity, dose prescription, BED10, OTT of SBRT. RESULTS: In total, 1,378 patients with 1,547 tumors were enrolled. Oligo-recurrence occurred in 1,016 patients, sync-oligometastases in 118, and unclassified oligometastases in 121. The three-year OS was 64.0% for oligo-recurrence and 47.5% for sync-oligometastasis (p<0.001). In the multivariate analysis, the hazard ratio (HR) for sync-oligometastases versus oligo-recurrence was 1.601 (p=0.014). Adverse events of Grade 5 were occurred in 3 patients. CONCLUSION: This is the first nationwide to indicate that the OS of patients with pulmonary oligo-recurrence is better than that of patients with sync-oligometastases.


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Neoplasias Pulmonares/radioterapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , Radiocirurgia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Adulto Jovem
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 401-404, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892593

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Bile leakage after liver surgery is still a problem to be solved. Here, we introduce a simple new technique, the Clip on Staple method, a preventive measure for bile leakage after anatomical liver resection using a stapling device. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Before liver parenchymal transection, the roots of Glissonean pedicles for target segments were dissected and divided using the Endo-GIA™ Tri-Staple™ Curved Tip. After the parenchymal transection was completed, the full length of the stapled stump was reinforced by multiple clips. The DS Titanium Ligation Clip was used as the clipping device. RESULTS: Twenty patients underwent this technique during anatomical liver resections with stapling devices. No patient developed postoperative bile leakage of any grade. There was no reoperation or readmission within 90 days. CONCLUSION: The Clip on Staple method is simple and offers a preventive effect for postoperative bile leakage after anatomical liver resection using stapling devices.


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Bile/metabolismo , Fígado/cirurgia , Instrumentos Cirúrgicos , Grampeamento Cirúrgico , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Hepatectomia , Humanos , Processamento de Imagem Assistida por Computador , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 405-412, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892594

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To evaluate the outcomes of curative resection for Borrmann type IV gastric cancer through an analysis of the clinical, surgical and pathological data and through identifying which of these prognostic factors are associated with survival. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 2798 patients who had undergone excision of the primary lesion and 122 patients with type IV gastric cancer undergoing curative resection (R0 or 1) at Yokohama City University Hospital and Kanagawa Cancer Center between November 1995 and May 2016. RESULTS: Borrmann type IV gastric cancer had more advanced and unfavorable clinicopathological factors compared to other types. The 5-year overall survival rate was 28%, and the median survival was 21.8 months. The overall survival rate was influenced by the depth of invasion, lymph node metastasis, peritoneal lavage cytology (CY), stage and intraoperative blood loss. Of these, independent prognostic factors were intraoperative blood loss (<400 vs. ≥400 ml, risk ratio 1.64; p=0.045) and CY (0 vs. 1, risk ratio 2.25; p=0.004). CONCLUSION: The control of intraoperative bleeding had a positive impact on the survival of patients receiving curative resection for Borrmann type IV gastric cancer.


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Perda Sanguínea Cirúrgica , Cuidados Intraoperatórios , Neoplasias Gástricas/cirurgia , Idoso , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Prognóstico , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 413-419, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892595

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BACKGROUND/AIM: In patients with lung cancer, there has been no study that treated 'distant metastases' as 'metastatic patterns'. This study aimed to evaluate if specific 'metastatic patterns' exist in lung cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from lung cancer patients between 2009 and 2018. Metastatic patterns were analyzed using cluster analysis in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation-positive lung adenocarcinoma, those with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), and those with squamous cell lung cancer (SqCLC). RESULTS: In 313 patients (127 patients with EGFR mutation, 87 patients with SCLC, and 99 patients with SqCLC), metastatic patterns existed in each of the three subset groups, and metastatic patterns of these groups were statistically different. CONCLUSION: The knowledge of the metastatic patterns might be useful for clinical practice in the foreseeable future, as it enables a more efficient detection of metastatic disease through imaging, and a more effective treatment at predicted metastatic sites.


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Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Análise por Conglomerados , Receptores ErbB/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação/genética , Metástase Neoplásica , Probabilidade
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