Techniques, procedures, and therapies carried out on diseased organs in such a way to avoid complete removal of the organ and preserve the remaining organ function.

Proton radiotherapy for parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma: clinical outcomes and late effects. (1/101)

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Sphincter-sparing local excision and hypofractionated radiation therapy for anorectal melanoma: a 20-year experience. (2/101)

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Quality of life in patients treated for advanced hypopharyngeal or laryngeal cancer. (3/101)

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Concurrent chemoradiotherapy improves survival in patients with hypopharyngeal cancer. (4/101)

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Tadalafil rehabilitation therapy preserves penile size after bilateral nerve sparing radical retropubic prostatectomy. (5/101)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the change in penile size r bilateral nerve sparing retropubic radical prostatectomy (BNSRRP) and possible effect of Tadalafil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 65 patients underwent BNSRRP and they were evaluated prospectively for a whole year of follow-up. The patients were randomized to control without rehabilitation (Group 1) or Tadalafil rehabilitation group (Group 2). The patients were evaluated at months 3, 6 and 12 postoperatively for erectile function, penile measurements (flaccid penile length, penile length at maximum erection, penile circumference at flaccid status, and penile circumference at maximum erection), penile abnormalities and general health status. Statistical analysis was performed by Chi-Square test and significance was defined as p value < 0.05. RESULTS: In Group 1 there was significant decrease in penile measurements at month 3 compared to preoperative measurements. There was decrease in all parameters at month 6 compared to month 3 but only the decrease in penile length at maximum erection was significant. There were no significant differences between postoperative months 6 and 12 for all measurements. In Group 2 there was a tendency to decrease in all measurements at month 3 compared to baseline. There was no significant difference for penile measurements between postoperative 3rd and 6th months and between 6th month and the first year. CONCLUSION: Although further large sampled trials are needed to describe the possible positive effect of tadalafil or other PDE5-I 's on penile size after BNSRRP, tadalafil rehabilitation is effective in preserving penile size especially in the early postoperative period after BNSRRP.  (+info)

Surgical treatment of tertiary hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation: a 31-year experience in a single institution. (6/101)

Tertiary hyperparathyroidism (tHPT) most commonly refers to a persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism even after successful renal transplantation. Parathyroidectomy (PTX) is an efficient method for treatment of tHPT. In this study, we examined our 31-year experience with patients who underwent PTX for tHPT after KTX and assessed the effects of PTX on graft function according to the type of surgery. Among 2,981 recipients who underwent renal allograft between April 1979 and Dec. 2010, 15 patients (0.5%) were identified as having tHPT and underwent PTX. Levels of intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) and serum calcium were measured before and after PTX for evaluation of the therapeutic effect, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation for investigation of any effect on graft function. One patient showed persistent hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia after limited PTX. We experienced 14 successful PTXs, including 3 total PTX with autotransplantations, 8 subtotal PTXs, and 3 limited PTXs. Level of iPTH and serum calcium were at normal range after PTX. Estimated GFR decreased after PTX. Total PTX with autotransplantation showed a tendency of more decrease in the values of iPTH, and GFR after PTX than Subtotal PTX. PTX can cure tHPT-specific symptoms and signs by recovery of hypercalcemia, but may carry the risk of deterioration of kidney graft function. We suspect that subtotal PTX, rather than total PTX with AT, prevent any risk of kidney graft deterioration in surgical treatment of tHPT, and, in selective tHPT patients, limited PTX might be recommended.  (+info)

Histotripsy homogenization of the prostate: thresholds for cavitation damage of periprostatic structures. (7/101)

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Valve-sparing aortic root replacement. (8/101)

The aortic root has a unique 3-dimensional configuration and the distinctive function of supporting the aortic valve and blood vessels. The sinuses of Valsalva are crucial to create appropriate eddy currents that are important in initiating and coordinating aortic valve closure and promoting coronary artery blood flow. Most aneurysms in the aortic root are associated with degenerative changes in the elastic media rather than atherosclerosis. Valve-sparing root repair has become widely accepted, although the Bentall procedure remains the gold standard. Because reimplantation using the Valsalva graft allows root geometry to be retained and theoretically and practically prevents recurrent aortic valve regurgitation, it is considered the most reliable and preferred technique among various valve-sparing aortic root repair procedures.  (+info)

Organ sparing treatments refer to medical interventions that are designed to preserve the structure and function of an organ, while still effectively treating the underlying disease or condition. These treatments can include surgical techniques, radiation therapy, or medications that aim to target specific cells or processes involved in the disease, while minimizing damage to healthy tissues.

Organ sparing treatments may be used in a variety of medical contexts, such as cancer treatment, where the goal is to eliminate malignant cells while preserving as much normal tissue as possible. For example, radiation therapy may be delivered with precise techniques that limit exposure to surrounding organs, or medications may be used to target specific receptors on cancer cells, reducing the need for more extensive surgical interventions.

Similarly, in the context of kidney disease, organ sparing treatments may include medications that help control blood pressure and reduce proteinuria (protein in the urine), which can help slow the progression of kidney damage and potentially delay or prevent the need for dialysis or transplantation.

Overall, organ sparing treatments represent an important area of medical research and practice, as they offer the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce treatment-related morbidity, and maintain quality of life.

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For most men with organ-confined disease, a more limited "nerve-sparing" technique may help reduce urinary incontinence and ... When hormonal treatment is appropriate, doctors may choose to start treatment early, right after the diagnosis is made, or wait ... Because all treatments can have significant side-effects, such as erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence, treatment ... deferred treatment which can involve observation and palliative treatment or active monitoring with some local treatments as ...
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Treatment is tailored to the specific cause and focuses on symptom control, blood pressure management, and avoidance of ... In Liddle's syndrome, ENaC-binding potassium-sparing diuretics (e.g. amiloride or triamterene) are used to counter the excess ... on countering the effects of excess mineralocorticoid activity to achieve adequate blood pressure control and avoid end-organ ... Specific treatment of pseudohyperaldosteronism depends on the inciting cause. General management focuses ...
... a radiotherapy treatment planning system that can deliver sufficient radiation to a tumour while both sparing critical organs ... Once the treatment planner has made an initial plan, the treatment planning system calculates the required monitor units to ... Computerised treatment planning systems began to be used in the 1970s to improve the accuracy and speed of dose calculations. ... In radiotherapy, radiation treatment planning (RTP) is the process in which a team consisting of radiation oncologists, ...
... may be able to deliver drugs or gene therapies directly to the cancerous cells while sparing the healthy cells in other organs ... SORT molecules can reach deep tissues that were previously inaccessible for treatment, enhancing tissue penetration. This holds ... Selective organ targeting (SORT) is a novel approach in the field of targeted drug delivery that systematically engineers ... At present, the SORT strategy is capable of achieving targeted delivery exclusively to specific organs such as the liver, lungs ...
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This study outlined the importance of early detection and prompt treatment as of utmost important in the treatment of PNP. In ... This is followed by steroid sparing agents which may reduce steroid intake and therefore lessen the side effects. Skin lesions ... Prednisone is an immunosuppressive agent which affects all of the organ systems. Effects on the cellular level include cell ... Initial treatment involves addressing any existing infections that may have occurred due to the broken state of the skin. ...
... patient-specific tissue or organs to tailor treatments for different people." Hence, the term in practice has so much overlap ... Preventive or therapeutic interventions can then be concentrated on those who will benefit, sparing expense and side effects ... these treatments can be more specifically tailored by predicting how an individual's body will respond and if the treatment ... On the treatment side, PM can involve the use of customized medical products such drug cocktails produced by pharmacy ...
... , although most common with blood, bone, or skin, can be used for a wide variety of organs. One of the rare ... For example, ex vivo liver resection and autotransplantation is used in the treatment of selected cases of conventionally ... Kidney autotransplantation is a method of a nephron-sparing renal tumor excision or complex renal artery aneurysm management. ... Autotransplantation is the transplantation of organs, tissues, or even particular proteins from one part of the body to another ...
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In this treatment, cancerous organs such as the uterus or kidney would be selectively heated and destroyed without damaging the ... sparing surrounding normal tissues from injury. In the early 1980s, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, ... Gamma Knife treatments are now commonplace throughout the United States. Dr. Rand also subsequently conceived and designed the ... Rand personally performed over 2,000 surgeries for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease in which he used cryosurgery and ...
... can be beneficial for some treatment sites where the target volume is surrounded by a number of organs which must be spared ... teletherapy-treatment from a distance plesiotherapy-treatment from the surface, i.e. contact therapy brachytherapy-treatment ... This technology allows radiotherapy treatment planners great flexibility in shielding organs-at-risk (OARSs), while ensuring ... where the reduced treatment time may reduce patient movement, and breast treatments, where there is the potential to reduce ...
This technique aids in reducing the radiation dose administered to healthy organs while ensuring that the treatment is ... Megavoltage X-ray therapy has less "skin sparing potential" than proton therapy: X-ray radiation at the skin, and at very small ... Proton treatment centers in the United States as of 2020[update] (in chronological order of first treatment date) include: The ... In particular, some other treatments offer better overall value for treatment of prostate cancer. As of 2018, the cost of a ...
... as some organs tend to not cause symptoms until the late stages of disease. Urgent treatment is advised with certain organ ... Introducing a steroid-sparing agent might also need to be considered for relapses; however, none has been tested in prospective ... Early detection is important to avoid organ damage and potentially serious complications. Treatment is recommended in all ... When organ involvement causes local mechanical problems, further organ-specific interventions may be necessary. For example, ...
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The role of radiation therapy includes an organ-sparing approach for early-stage penile cancer at specialized centres. ... Treatment of penile cancer will vary depending on the clinical stage of the tumor at the time of diagnosis. There are several ... The most common treatment is one of five types of surgery: Wide local excision-the tumor and some surrounding healthy tissue ... Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund. Retrieved August 13, 2013. "Risks and causes - Penile cancer - Cancer Research UK". ...
... typically involving the arteries of the kidneys and other internal organs but generally sparing the lungs' circulation. Small ... With treatment, five-year survival is 80%; without treatment, five-year survival is 13%. Death is often a consequence of kidney ... PAN may affect nearly every organ system and thus can present with a broad array of signs and symptoms. These manifestations ... Some patients have entered a remission phase when a four-dose infusion of rituximab is used before the leflunomide treatment is ...
It is a treatment for type 1 diabetes. Once transplanted, the islets begin to produce insulin, actively regulating the level of ... "Chronic renal failure after transplantation of a nonrenal organ". The New England Journal of Medicine. 349 (10): 931-40. doi: ... "Benefits and risks of solitary islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes using steroid-sparing immunosuppression: the National ... Robertson RP (February 2004). "Islet transplantation as a treatment for diabetes - a work in progress". The New England Journal ...
... organs derived from ectoderm or endoderm).[medical citation needed] Treatment depends on the type of amyloidosis that is ... AA amyloidosis usually spares the heart. Cardiac amyloidosis can present with symptoms of heart failure including shortness of ... Deposition can be systemic (affecting many different organ systems) or organ-specific. Many amyloidoses are inherited, due to ... Chemotherapy treatment including cyclophosphamide-bortezomib-dexamethasone is currently the recommended treatment option for ...
He was involved as the founding Director General at the Punjab Human Organ Transplantation Authority (PHOTA) at the time of his ... 1, Oct-Dec 1992 Insulin Sparing Effect of glibenclamide in poorly controlled type ii diabetics and its effect on body mass ... 1. 1992 Efficacy of alpha Interferon in the treatment of Hepatitis C positive Chronic Active Hepatitis (CAH), Pakistan Journal ... 9, July- December 1990 Combination Treatment of Type II Diabetes, Biomedica, Vol. 10, Jan-June 1991 Comparison of metabolic ...
... they can serve as a way of sparing patients from needless toxicity that arises from cancer treatment plans. Common examples of ... A biomarker can be a traceable substance that is introduced into an organism as a means to examine organ function or other ... All four types of biomarkers have a clinical role in narrowing or guiding treatment decisions and follow a sub-categorization ... Women who had the PIK3CA mutation before treatment, had the lowest average survival rate. The decline in the groups containing ...
Treatment with antibiotics or progesterone have been observed to cause a temporary regression of symptoms in certain cases.[ ... Stage IV means that the cancer has spread to other organs. These can include the bones, lungs, liver, and/or brain. The ... Lumpectomy, segmentectomy, or skin sparing mastectomy are not recommended. Immediate reconstructive surgery is not recommended ... Rueth NM, Lin HY, Bedrosian I, Shaitelman SF, Ueno NT, Shen Y, Babiera G (July 2014). "Underuse of trimodality treatment ...
The A-Treatment', a composition that mixes sitarlike guitar with funky bass and organ parts; and 'Aztec Two-Step', built around ... most of the originals have bucketsful of sand and salt to spare." The Washington Post determined that "in contrast to [Dick] ... and the cheesy organ trills of keyboardist/guitarist Matti Pitsinki; ' ...
... are spared from the lack of dystrophin and may serve as a useful model to study the mechanisms of muscle sparing in ... The larynx (/ˈlærɪŋks/), commonly called the voice box, is an organ in the top of the neck involved in breathing, producing ... "GERD and aspiration in the child: diagnosis and treatment". Grand Rounds Presentation. UTMB Dept. of Otolaryngology. February ... While larynx is the main sound producing organ in túngara frogs, it serves a higher significance due to its contribution to ...
Sometimes the leakage occurs unexpectedly, and "ostomates" (as they are known) usually carry a spare appliance to deal with ... antibiotic treatment, often over a long term and more frequent appliance changes are effective but not curative countermeasures ... into the transplanted organ. The urostomy is fashioned as previously described and connected by ureteroenteric anastomosis to ...
... brain and other organs. While not curative, these treatments do provide relief for symptoms associated with the spread of ... Nephron-sparing partial nephrectomy is used when the tumor is small (less than 4 cm in diameter) or when the patient has other ... The available treatments for RCC discussed in the "Treatment" section are also relevant for the metastatic form of the disease ... The type of treatment depends on multiple factors and the individual, some of which include the stage of renal cell carcinoma ( ...
And although other treatments have improved urgent surgical embolectomy or catheter embolectomy may be a life saving procedure ... Embolectomies are performed as limb-sparing techniques for arterial embolisms in acute limb ischemia. However, there are also ... is an emergency procedure often as the last resort because permanent occlusion of a significant blood flow to an organ leads to ... Gupta, S, Gupta, Brig; Gupta, BM (March 2008). "Acute pulmonary embolism advances in treatment". Journal of the Association of ...
A video case report of stomach intestinal pylorus sparing surgery with laparoscopic fundoplication: a surgical procedure to ... Organ Sparing Treatments / methods* * Pylorus / surgery* ... A video case report of stomach intestinal pylorus sparing ...
Organ-sparing treatments effective for bladder cancer; Brachytherapy cost-effective treatment for prostate cancer. by ... Organ-sparing treatments effective for bladder cancer; Brachytherapy cost-effective treatment for prostate cancer. ... Organ-sparing treatments effective for bladder cancer; Brachytherapy cost-effective treatment for prostate cancer. ... Organ-sparing treatments effective for bladder cancer; Brachytherapy cost-effective treatment for prostate cancer ...
Primary penile cancer organ sparing treatment. Cent European J Urol. 2016. 69 (4):377-383. [QxMD MEDLINE Link]. [Full Text]. ... Treatment. Treatment of Bowen disease involves removal or destruction of the lesion; however, no therapy is standard. Treatment ... the oncologic outcomes of organ-sparing surgery are comparable to those of conventional treatment that includes penectomy and ... Organ-sparing surgery for penile cancer: complications and outcomes. Urology. 2011 Nov. 78 (5):1121-4. [QxMD MEDLINE Link]. ...
... botulinum toxin treatments, laser surgery, and other treatments to repair and improve the function and cosmetic appearance of ... Perspectives presents the latest information on anti-aging treatments, injectable and implantable soft tissue fillers, ... Organ-Sparing Treatment for T1 and T2 Penile Cancer. Current Opinion in Urology September 4, 2023 ...
"Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy in staging and treatment: the development of nerve-sparing techniques." Urologic Clinics of ... Surgical oncology, Lymphatic organ surgery). ... The procedure is common in the treatment of Stage I and II non- ... In most cases nerve sparing is feasible leading to reduced rates of retrograde ejaculation. However, prior chemotherapy or very ... large residual masses may make nerve sparing challenging. Contrary to popular belief, erectile function is not compromised by ...
Organ-sparing Treatment for T1 and T2 Penile Cancer * Update on Female Urethral Reconstruction ... Although BXO is difficult to treat, meatotomy typically produces a durable treatment of the meatal stenosis. Topical steroids ... of boys undergoing circumcision for BXO may require subsequent operative treatment of meatal pathology. [8] ...
Nerve-sparing RP represents the approach of choice in organ-confined disease; neoadjuvant androgen deprivation demonstrates no ... Part 1: screening, diagnosis, and treatment of clinically localised disease Eur Urol. 2011 Jan;59(1):61-71. doi: 10.1016/j. ... Active treatment is mostly recommended for patients with localised disease and a long life expectancy with radical ... In men with locally advanced PCa in whom local therapy is not mandatory, watchful waiting (WW) is a treatment alternative to ...
... sparing sensitive organs and normal tissue from unnecessary radiation exposure. This allows proton therapy to provide a ... Each DDS module uses LabVIEW Real-Time to receive treatment plans, process spot treatment results, and report treatment results ... Home Innovations Case Studies 2019 Redefining the Future of Cancer Treatment With Proton Therapy ... This module removes the proton beam from the treatment room if the beam analysis determines the spot position and size are not ...
The ion beam focuses on the malignant tissue while sparing the healthy organs. The goal of HITRIplus is to improve heavy ion ... Heavy ion beams are an extremely promising treatment method because they are more effective than any other treatment for ... The aim of HITRIplus is to integrate pre-clinical and clinical research in cancer treatment with heavy ion beams while jointly ...
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Patients will also benefit from the more precise adaptation to target volumes and, thus, increased sparing of organs at risk." ... Radiation treatments may cause side effects that can vary depending on the part of the body being treated. In some patients, ... Treatment sessions may vary in complexity and time. Refer to individual product labeling (instructions for use) for more ... The high performance of Agility and VMAT not only offers reduced treatment times, but it can also increase patient throughput. ...
Advanced optical imaging technologies may improve penile biopsy and organ-sparing treatment. We evaluated the feasibility of ... Evaluation of Patient Treatment Preferences for 15-20mm Kidney Stones: A Conjoint Analysis. Journal of endourology Spradling, K ... Differences in treatment preferences by demographic subgroup were assessed.RESULTS: A total of 58 patients completed the ... Chang has experience in a broad range of adult general urologic care, with a particular focus on kidney stone treatment for ...
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But researchers at the University of Michigan have found a way to use them to track radiotherapy treatments in real time with ... The method is expected to be especially beneficial for when the target is adjacent to radiation-sensitive organs such as the ... New technique spares healthy tissue with 3D tracking of radiotherapy dose in real time by John R. Fischer, Senior Reporter , ... It can even be applied to improve accuracy and patient outcomes in advanced treatments like proton therapy, according to Wang. ...
Treatment planning was performed using in-house developed automated planning scripts. Organ sparing depended on the regimen: ... The number of spared anesthesia treatments allowed for a charge to payer analysis. To document lack of surface dose ... Improved organ sparing using auto-planned Stanford volumetric modulated arc therapy for total body irradiation technique. ... SRS for treatment of orbital LCH is a novel treatment not previously described in the literature which may provide benefit in ...
This involves sparing as much of an organ as possible so that it remains functional, while maintaining or exceeding survival ... While surgical resection with or without adjuvant radiotherapy had been the mainstay of HNSCC treatment, the concept of organ ... How do head and neck cancer patients prioritize treatment outcomes before initiating treatment? J Clin Oncol. 2000;18:877-84. ... Ku discusses considerations in the treatment of esophageal cancer, current treatments, and the emerging role of immunotherapy. ...
Stephanie was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor and doctors suggested proton therapy for treatment over surgery or chemotherapy ... destroying cancer cells while sparing surrounding healthy tissue and other critical areas or vital organs. ... "She sailed through treatment with virtually no difficulty.". "It was such a calming environment. The staff was so sweet and ... She was told the best treatment for her would not include surgery but instead chemotherapy or radiation. A team of MD Anderson ...
Particle therapy, in combination with molecular and digital biomarkers is revolutionizing cancer treatment. A world leading ... Norway is establishing particle therapy centres for cancer treatment in Oslo and Bergen. ... This method spares normal brain tissue and hence lowers the risk for side effects, especially for lesions that have complex ... shapes or are close to neighboring healthy organs.. Today, particle therapy with protons or heavier ions opens new horizons in ...
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Normal tissues and critical organs such as the heart, lungs and ribs can be spared from receiving radiation. ... Treatments *Overview. At Spire Bristol Hospital we offer a full range of treatments, tests and scans. Specialties. * Bones and ... Treatments and services At Spire Bristol Hospital we offer a full range of treatments, tests and scans ... The benefits of this treatment are:. *Shorter treatment times. Because SD-IORT is a single targeted dose on one day, you can ...
to the cancerous site, sparing healthy tissues and surrounding organs. The Xoft. System is highly mobile and requires minimal ... for the treatment of cancer anywhere in the body, including early-stage breast. cancer, gynecological cancers and non-melanoma ... targeted approach reduces toxicity to organs at risk.. The Xoft. System is FDA cleared, CE marked, and licensed in a growing ... therapeutic value of this innovative treatment option," said Ken Ferry, CEO of. iCAD. "This important new research adds to a ...
Discover the superiority of proton therapy for nasal cancer treatment. Explore dose distribution, target coverage, and dose ... However, the sparing of outside of the treatment target, in the mixed beam mode was better than both of electron and photon ... because of its low penetration depth and therefore sparing the beyond organs from receiving the radiation dose. ... This study showed that the excellent coverage of treatment target and sparing the normal tissues by proton beam is in ...
... non-invasive cancer treatments have found that they are able to substantially... ... finding that RapidArc with two arcs delivered equivalent treatment plans in terms of target coverage and sparing of organs at ... The RapidArc treatments, however, are faster to deliver, even with two arcs. "The reduction in treatment time is a benefit to ... with better sparing of surrounding organs. "The speed of planning and delivery favors RapidArc over five-field IMRT, ...
Glucocorticoid Sparing Therapy. If a steroid alone doesnt control your symptoms, you may need to take medications known as " ... Because this disease affects so many organs, you may need to see a few specialists to treat it. ... How long your treatment lasts depends on how severe your disease is, and how quickly it improves with treatment. ... Treatment of Churg-Strauss Syndrome. Medically Reviewed by Paul Boyce, MD. on September 24, 2022 ...
It is important to raise awareness of the potential side effects of isotretinoin to enable informed treatment decisions before ... which are commonly prescribed by primary care providers as a treatment for acne. ... She had a history of metastatic neuroblastoma, sparing the growth plates, and was diagnosed at 3 months old. She was initially ... The interaction between retinoic acid and the transforming growth factors-beta in calf articular cartilage organ cultures. Arch ...
New data suggest that a computerized artificial intelligence system enhances the accuracy of treatment response assessments in ... accurately evaluating treatment response to chemotherapy is critical to spare the patient from exposure to unnecessary ... chemotherapy or to determine whether to de-escalate the surgical plan from cystectomy to organ preservation therapy.1 ... Appraising physician accuracy in treatment response assessments. Treatment response was evaluated by 17 observers from 6 ...
Research is being carried out on pigs to create spare organs that will be compatible with human physiology. Research is also ... underway to manufacture milk through transgenesis for treatment of debilitating diseases such as phenylketonuria (PKU), ...
e) Early treatment of infectious diseases and improved nutrition shall be encouraged to spare more mothers and children from ... 5.12 Transmission through blood and blood products, donated organs, tissues and body fluids:. ...
... should also be considered in the management of large tumors when its addition may improve the results in organ-sparing ... Selection of the treatment modality is based on an assessment of the patients individual needs and the clinical judgment and ... The organs remain susceptible. If the patient continues to drink, smoke, and be exposed to other irritants, the risk of ... If needed, the patient is referred to a dentist for treatment in order to minimize complications during surgery or radiation ...
UCLA Healths Kidney Cancer Program offers advanced cancer treatments and robotic kidney-sparing surgery to ensure the best ... Leaders in kidney cancer innovation: Our unique research programs have led to refinement of organ-sparing surgery, pioneering ... These kidney cancer treatments include:. Nonsurgical kidney cancer treatments. Some types of kidney cancer may be treated ... Kidney cancer treatments we offer. UCLA Healths Kidney Cancer Program offers leading-edge treatments based on the latest ...
  • Proton therapy is an advanced type of radiation treatment that uses a beam of protons to irradiate - or deliver radiation - directly to the tumor, destroying cancer cells while sparing surrounding healthy tissue and other critical areas or vital organs. (mdanderson.org)
  • In Stephanie's case, proton therapy offered the best way to target the radiation treatment directly to the tumor while minimizing damage to other areas of her brain," explained Stephanie's treating physician Dr. Anita Mahajan, medical director of the Proton Therapy Center and director of Clinical Pediatric Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson. (mdanderson.org)
  • Depending on the type of tumor, radiation therapy (RT) is either an essential complementary and supportive treatment before or after surgery or a clear treatment alternative to surgery. (uib.no)
  • In the vast majority of cases, RapidArc treatments for prostate cancer result in equal or better tumor coverage with less dose to the bladder and rectum, compared to conventional fixed-field IMRT, according to a research team from the Finsen Centre * in Copenhagen, Denmark. (varian.com)
  • The team observed that tumor coverage is comparable between the two approaches, however, RapidArc reduces treatment duration and the amount of dose going to normal tissues throughout the body. (varian.com)
  • Electron, photon or proton beams are used in radiotherapy for cancer treatment while each one may be used depending on depth and the location of tumor and normal tissues around the treatment target as well as economic issues. (scirp.org)
  • Because of the progress with molecular targeted therapies, it is crucial to make a molecular characterization of the tumor before a treatment decision is made. (mountsinai.org)
  • With the advanced radiation technology at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, protons deposit radiation energy to the target tumor to destroy the cancer cells, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissues. (mclaren.org)
  • The radiation doses precisely stop at the depth of the tumor, sparing nearby organs as much as 70 percent of unnecessary radiation. (mclaren.org)
  • The nature and severity of side effects depend on many factors, including the size and location of the treated tumor, the treatment technique (for example, the radiation dose), the patient's general medical condition, to name a few. (accuray.com)
  • The decision to take out the entire kidney or only a section is based on the size and number of tumors, whether a tumor is confined to the kidney, how much of the organ and nearby tissue are affected and how well the kidney is functioning. (holyname.org)
  • Precision genomics - This is an option for end or late-stage cancer that looks at the genetic structure of the tumor as well as your overall DNA to find the very best treatments for you. (iuhealth.org)
  • We also offer 3-D conformal radiotherapy, which delivers higher doses of radiation directly to a tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. (iuhealth.org)
  • If the tumor or target area moves out of range, treatment pauses temporarily and does not resume until the area is back in range. (nyp.org)
  • Each treatment plan will vary, but courses range from a few days to several weeks depending on factors like the type and location of your tumor. (nyp.org)
  • Charged particles with greater mass and higher charge than protons have an even sharper Bragg peak and a higher Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE), allowing a greater dose to be delivered to the tumor and sparing healthy tissue. (ndltd.org)
  • If possible, the goal of treatment is to remove the tumor and prevent recurrence while maintaining laryngeal function. (medscape.com)
  • and finally tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, as third-line treatment. (medscape.com)
  • thus, sparing sensitive organs and normal tissue from unnecessary radiation exposure. (ni.com)
  • The ion beam focuses on the malignant tissue while sparing the healthy organs. (gsi.de)
  • Brachytherapy is cancer treatment that involves placing a radiation source inside the body near cancerous tissue. (cancercenter.com)
  • This method spares normal brain tissue and hence lowers the risk for side effects, especially for lesions that have complex shapes or are close to neighboring healthy organs. (uib.no)
  • By precisely targeting cancer cells and sparing surrounding healthy tissue, the Xoft System has empowered our clinicians to significantly improve patient outcomes and reduce toxicity in treating a range of cancers," said Martin Tejedor, M.D., Chief of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. (icadmed.com)
  • These results were echoed by researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB *) , who found that RapidArc is more efficient in terms of delivery time and the number of monitor units needed, and produces treatment plans "that meet both target coverage and normal tissue constraints for all three prostate risk categories. (varian.com)
  • A team from the Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville reported that a two-arc RapidArc plan offers the same level of dose homogeneity and tissue sparing as fixed-field IMRT. (varian.com)
  • Proton therapy also reduces the probability of secondary cancer due to the ability to spare healthy tissue. (mclaren.org)
  • The result is smaller and more precise fields of radiation, which spare the surrounding normal tissue. (nyp.org)
  • To prepare for your treatment, you may have a planning appointment as well as a CT scan and MRI to take images of the structures and tissue within your body. (nyp.org)
  • To begin delivering cancer treatment, the radiation beam will be turned on while the MRI captures continuous images of your tissue. (nyp.org)
  • Nuclear medicine uses radioactive material inside the body to see how organs or tissue are functioning (for diagnosis) or to target and destroy damaged or diseased organs or tissue (for treatment). (cdc.gov)
  • Then the healthcare provider or radiologist (a healthcare professional with special training to use radiation in healthcare) uses a radiation detector to see how much of the tracer is absorbed or how it reacts in the organ or tissue. (cdc.gov)
  • When used in treatment, the tracer targets a harmful organ or tissue and radioactivity damages or stops the growth of its cells. (cdc.gov)
  • You may need to wait a certain amount of time for the tracer to travel through your body to the tissue or organ being diagnosed or treated. (cdc.gov)
  • A camera that detects radiation will be placed over your body to collect information on how the tracer is acting in an organ or tissue. (cdc.gov)
  • The radiologist and your healthcare provider use this information to see how an organ or tissue is functioning. (cdc.gov)
  • The lateral penumbra of a proton pencil beam scanning system (PBS) is of great importance in sparing of organs at risk and normal tissue when treating patients. (ndltd.org)
  • Background: In treatment planning for intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT), we aim to deliver the prescribed dose to the target yet minimize the dose to adjacent healthy tissue. (ndltd.org)
  • Intimal proliferation with secondary thrombosis and occlusion leads to organ and tissue infarction. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The procedure is common in the treatment of Stage I and II non-seminomatous germ cell tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Heavy ion beams are an extremely promising treatment method because they are more effective than any other treatment for radioresistant tumors. (gsi.de)
  • This form of internal radiation therapy allows for more targeted radiation treatment, designed to reduce the size of tumors and kill cancer cells. (cancercenter.com)
  • Her special interest is treatment individualization and optimization of patients with brain tumors and tumors of the skull base, gastrointestinal malignancies as well as childhood cancer. (uib.no)
  • Emory University researchers compared RapidArc with non-rotational IMRT in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors. (varian.com)
  • Oral cavity cancer treatment, particularly for advanced tumors (because of radical surgery), destroys the integrity of this area. (medscape.com)
  • Research suggests that surgery to remove tumors is the most effective treatment for early-stage lung cancer. (mountsinai.org)
  • Proton therapy is a radiation oncology treatment that uses protons to precisely target and treat tumors, while sparing healthy tissues and organs from unnecessary radiation. (mclaren.org)
  • These misshapen tumors lie close to critical organs like the heart, stomach, liver, and lungs. (survivingmesothelioma.com)
  • Although the procedure is a well-established treatment modality for organ-confined clinical stage T1-2 renal tumors that are not treatable by nephron-sparing surgery, its role in the management of higher-stage tumors, although, is not yet established. (urologytimes.com)
  • Primary surgical treatment should be considered in patients with high volume disease, patients with T4a tumors, or patients with anticipated poor functional outcome (eg, poor laryngeal function, intractable aspiration). (medscape.com)
  • It uses a proprietary, miniaturized x-ray source to deliver targeted radiation directly to the cancerous site, sparing healthy tissues and surrounding organs. (icadmed.com)
  • Chicago, IL - November 10, 2009 - Clinicians using RapidArc® radiotherapy technology for fast, precise, non-invasive cancer treatments have found that they are able to substantially reduce scatter dose to surrounding healthy tissues, according to several presentations and posters presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Chicago. (varian.com)
  • These medicines quickly bring down swelling and stop your immune system -- your body's defense against germs -- from attacking your organs and tissues. (webmd.com)
  • Also called immunosuppressants, they calm your immune system to stop it from making chemicals that damage your organs and tissues. (webmd.com)
  • In Churg-Strauss syndrome, your immune system makes chemicals that damage your organs and tissues. (webmd.com)
  • Nuclear medicine can show how the organs or tissues are functioning. (cdc.gov)
  • By performing experiments at synchrotron and neutron facilities, such as MAX-IV and the upcoming ESS in Lund, we try to understand how the composition and structure of tissues on different length scales (from atoms to whole organs) gives the tissues their specific mechanical properties and function in the body. (lu.se)
  • Traditionally, treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer is chemotherapy followed by the removal of the patient's entire bladder, known as a radical cystectomy. (thebioconnection.com)
  • Explained Dr. Lin, "Our analysis contributes further support to the use of organ preservation through a combination chemotherapy/radiotherapy as a viable option in the management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. (thebioconnection.com)
  • New data suggest that a computerized artificial intelligence system enhances the accuracy of treatment response assessments in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer. (medpagetoday.com)
  • A computerized artificial intelligence (AI)-based decision support system (CDSS-T) was developed in an effort to enhance the accuracy of treatment response assessments in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer. (medpagetoday.com)
  • At least 240 participants with muscle invasive bladder cancer will be randomised to one of three treatment groups: standard radiotherapy, standard dose tumour focused adaptive radiotherapy and dose escalated tumour boost adaptive radiotherapy. (icr.ac.uk)
  • In the case of bladder cancer, we have good data to support organ-sparing therapy. (thebioconnection.com)
  • We found that brachytherapy is a medically- and cost-effective treatment compared to external beam radiation therapy alone," said Daniel Krauss, M.D., Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak radiation oncologist and one of the study authors. (thebioconnection.com)
  • In men with locally advanced PCa in whom local therapy is not mandatory, watchful waiting (WW) is a treatment alternative to androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) with equivalent oncologic efficacy. (nih.gov)
  • However, with just 24 existing proton therapy centers, only 5 percent of eligible patients can receive this treatment. (ni.com)
  • ProNova aims to make proton therapy a widely available cancer treatment option by delivering a lower cost, smaller, and more energy efficient proton therapy system without sacrificing clinical capabilities. (ni.com)
  • We designed the SC360 proton therapy system to provide the flexibility required to support 1 to 5 treatment rooms, allow for different treatment room configurations, meet individual customer needs, and enable easy integration with future R&D projects. (ni.com)
  • This allows proton therapy to provide a dosimetric advantage in more than 80 percent of all external beam radiation treatment cases. (ni.com)
  • For many cancer types , the entire brachytherapy treatment takes one to two days, instead of five to seven weeks for external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) . (cancercenter.com)
  • With IORT, which stands for interoperative radiation therapy, a radiation oncologist delivers a large dose of radiation in a single treatment session during a surgical procedure. (cancercenter.com)
  • It can even be applied to improve accuracy and patient outcomes in advanced treatments like proton therapy, according to Wang. (dotmed.com)
  • These patients may be eligible for therapy deintensification or early pursuit of novel treatments/approaches that are desperately needed. (stanfordchildrens.org)
  • Stephanie rented an apartment in Houston and underwent proton therapy treatment at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center from March to April of 2009. (mdanderson.org)
  • Norway is establishing particle therapy centres for cancer treatment in Oslo and Bergen. (uib.no)
  • Particle therapy, in combination with molecular and digital biomarkers is revolutionizing cancer treatment. (uib.no)
  • She was trained as a radiation oncologist in Heidelberg, where she specialized in high-precision radiotherapy such as radiosurgery, stereotactic treatments, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) as well as particle therapy. (uib.no)
  • The reduction in treatment time is a benefit to image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and consequently to SBRT," the researchers assert. (varian.com)
  • If a steroid alone doesn't control your symptoms, you may need to take medications known as "glucocorticoid sparing therapy" along with it. (webmd.com)
  • Because of the toxicities inherent in neoadjuvant therapy, accurately evaluating treatment response to chemotherapy is critical to spare the patient from exposure to unnecessary chemotherapy or to determine whether to de-escalate the surgical plan from cystectomy to organ preservation therapy. (medpagetoday.com)
  • For Treatment we use different, state of the art therapy Options as Immune Therapy, Chemotherapy and the treatment with targeted therapies. (uniklinikum-dresden.de)
  • We closely collaborate with our colleagues in other departments like surgery, radio therapy, radiology, pathology.This enables us to reach an optimal and individual treatment approach. (uniklinikum-dresden.de)
  • Adult patients with mucoviscidosis receive comprehensive Treatment including the departments of Endocrinology, physical Therapy, gastroenterology, medical psychology, microbiology etc. (uniklinikum-dresden.de)
  • When diagnosed with cancer and given the option of proton therapy treatments, many ask this question. (mclaren.org)
  • The decision for proton therapy treatments is determined by the VHA attending radiation oncologist, a proton therapy specialist and you, the Veteran. (mclaren.org)
  • If radiation is a treatment option given to you by your VHA oncologist, ask about proton therapy. (mclaren.org)
  • Two scenarios that the VHA might consider proton therapy treatment is when certain cancers require retreatment, or reirradiation, and when the minimization of a patient's overall radiation dose is crucial for their health during and after treatment. (mclaren.org)
  • Standard cancer treatment options for patients include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. (mclaren.org)
  • Proton therapy does not require surgical procedures to deliver treatment. (mclaren.org)
  • Proton therapy results in a better quality of life during and after treatment. (mclaren.org)
  • Patients that go through proton therapy treatment often can maintain a healthy and productive life. (mclaren.org)
  • Located adjacent to McLaren Proton Therapy Center, McLaren Hospitality House provides comfortable, extended-stay housing at no or minimal cost and to create a healing, caring and comfortable environment for patients and their caregivers who are traveling long distances for treatment. (mclaren.org)
  • Patients receiving proton therapy require treatment daily for approximately six to eight weeks. (mclaren.org)
  • For more details about the side effects of your radiation therapy, and if treatment with an Accuray product is right for you, ask your doctor. (accuray.com)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is great for patients for shorter and more accurate treatment, because of the real-time visualization for truly adaptive radiation therapy. (nyp.org)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian is the only hospital in the tri-state area to offer MRI-guided radiation therapy treatments using MRIdian (by ViewRay). (nyp.org)
  • MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy is painless and you will be lying still for the duration of your treatment session. (nyp.org)
  • In the first article of this series, Nilay Gandhi, MD, explains the treatment and management of patients with advanced/metastatic prostate cancer and details the options for androgen deprivation therapy. (urologytimes.com)
  • Two common uses of nuclear medicine for treatment include radioactive iodine therapy and brachytherapy (a form of radiation treatment where a sealed radiation source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment). (cdc.gov)
  • The purpose of this current work is to measure the lateral penumbra of the Ion Beam Applications (Ion Beam Applications, Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium) ProteusPLUS PBS Proton Therapy System and compare the measurements with the computed results from the RayStation proton treatment planning system. (ndltd.org)
  • Mixed-integer programming (MIP) has been applied in radiation therapy to generate treatment plans. (ndltd.org)
  • INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Ureteroscopy (URS) and percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) are standard surgical treatments for intermediate-size (15-20mm) kidney stones but differ in their postoperative recovery, stone-free rates, and complication risks. (stanford.edu)
  • Brainlab technology powers treatments in radiosurgery as well as numerous surgical fields including neurosurgery, orthopedic, ENT, CMF, spine and trauma. (brainlab.com)
  • However, Beaumont researchers have data suggesting that treatment consisting of limited surgery followed by combination chemotherapy and radiation is just as effective, while allowing patients to keep their bladder and maintain function. (thebioconnection.com)
  • However, prior chemotherapy or very large residual masses may make nerve sparing challenging. (wikipedia.org)
  • She was told the best treatment for her would not include surgery but instead chemotherapy or radiation. (mdanderson.org)
  • Treatment response was evaluated by 17 observers from 6 specialties and 4 institutions using pre- and post-chemotherapy CT urography scans, both with and without CDSS-T, from 123 patients. (medpagetoday.com)
  • It offers a quicker, more effective type of radiation treatment for some patients than traditional radiation delivered in smaller doses over a longer period of time. (cancercenter.com)
  • There have been reported cases of premature epiphyseal closure in individuals receiving therapeutic doses of isotretinoin for acne treatment, which are much lower compared to the high doses utilized for neuroblastoma. (degruyter.com)
  • While each Elements application has the common goals of quick planning, sparing organs at risk and creating highly conformal doses, each is specifically targeted to the unique needs of its respective area. (brainlab.com)
  • The DVH analysis showed good coverage of PTVs and organs at risk doses were acceptable. (scirp.org)
  • These may be severe and increase with treatment duration mainly if high doses are necessary to control the disease. (medscape.com)
  • Where the diagnosis and treatment of malignant diseases requires interdisciplinary action, we collaborate with the Dresden University ComprehensiveCentre. (uniklinikum-dresden.de)
  • All patients with malignant lung diseases will be supported inderdisciplinarily by the collegues of the University CancerCenter to safeguard the post possible way of treatment. (uniklinikum-dresden.de)
  • The RP model for malignant pleural mesothelioma showed improved sparing of critical organs with a reduced treatment planning time and increased prescription dose," writes lead author Vishruta Dumane. (survivingmesothelioma.com)
  • He told HCB News that the iRAI system maps dose deposited deep in the body by 'listening' to sounds generated by the radiation beam without interfering with the treatment. (dotmed.com)
  • Single dose intraoperative radiotherapy (SD-IORT) is an effective and convenient treatment for women who have been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. (spirehealthcare.com)
  • [5] Another team from the University of Virginia found that the treatment of peripheral lung lesions using RapidArc is dosimetrically equivalent to fixed-gantry IMRT, however, "low dose spillage trended toward improvement, which may reduce the incidence of symptomatic radiation-induced pneumonitis. (varian.com)
  • For shallow-seated lesions, in this study nasal-cavity lesions, the most common method for treatment is using electron beam, because of its low penetration depth and therefore sparing the beyond organs from receiving the radiation dose. (scirp.org)
  • Spine SRS is fully focused on important dose falloff along specific vertebrae for enhanced spinal cord sparing. (brainlab.com)
  • A randomised phase II trial of adaptive image guided standard or dose escalated tumour boost radiotherapy in the treatment of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. (icr.ac.uk)
  • Stage I will investigate the feasibility of dose escalated tumour boost radiotherapy delivery at multiple centres and Stage II will assess long term side effects of this treatment. (icr.ac.uk)
  • For high risk prostate cancer, the treatment volumes and even dose levels are still a controversial issue. (scirp.org)
  • Drawing the dose volume histograms (DVHs) was done for planning target volumes (PTVs), including Prostate PTV & nodal PTV, and organs at risk including rectum, bladder, femoral heads, and bowel bag for the plans. (scirp.org)
  • An ongoing GETUG-AFU-18 phase III trial is evaluating the impact of dose escalation in combination with 3-year androgen deprivation treatment on 5-year biochemical or clinical control in high-risk prostate cancer patients [8]. (scirp.org)
  • The main goal of EBRT is to deliver a dose of radiation that is strong enough to kill the cancer but not so strong that damage is done to the surrounding healthy organs. (radonc.com)
  • The process of imaging the cancer before treatment, designing specifically shaped radiation beams and delivering a precise dose of radiation is the basis for EBRT. (radonc.com)
  • However, MIP has not been used effectively for IMPT treatment planning with dose-volume constraints. (ndltd.org)
  • In this study, we incorporated dose-volume constraints in an MIP model to generate treatment plans for IMPT. (ndltd.org)
  • Two groups of IMPT treatment plans were generated for each of three patients by using MIP models for a total of six plans: one plan was derived with the Limited-memory Broyden-Fletcher-Goldfarb-Shanno (L-BFGS) method while the other plan was derived with our MIP model with dose-volume constraints. (ndltd.org)
  • Results: The MIP model with dose-volume constraints generates IMPT treatment plans with comparable target dose coverage, target dose homogeneity, and the maximum dose to organs at risk (OARs) compared to treatment plans from the conventional quadratic programming method without any tedious trial-and-error process. (ndltd.org)
  • A second-line treatment, mainly low-dose methotrexate and azathioprine, is indicated in case of corticosteroid resistance, intolerance, or contraindication or more often as a corticosteroid-sparing agent when a prolonged treatment of more than 10 mg/d equivalent prednisone is expected. (medscape.com)
  • [3] A group from the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam (VUMC * ) reported that, for pancreatic cancer, the conformity index (a measure of plan quality) was higher for RapidArc plans than for conventional IMRT plans, with better sparing of surrounding organs. (varian.com)
  • The speed of planning and delivery favors RapidArc over five-field IMRT, particularly as the risk of intra-fractional motion is correlated with treatment duration," they concluded. (varian.com)
  • A team from the Centre Régional de Lutte Contre le Cancer Val d'Aurelle in Montpellier, France, compared RapidArc to IMRT for the treatment of anal canal cancer, finding that RapidArc with two arcs delivered equivalent treatment plans in terms of target coverage and sparing of organs at risk. (varian.com)
  • This study evaluated whether helical tomotherapy (TOMO) planning could achieve better isodose distribution for the maxillary sinus while concomitantly sparing the adjacent _critical normal organs than linac-based step-and-shoot IMRT (s-IMRT) planning. (accuray.com)
  • Previous studies demonstrated the superiority of IMRT over the conventional radiation techniques for WPRT in sparing of organs at risk [9] and superior target coverage [10]. (scirp.org)
  • Brachytherapy patients were additionally shown to have an increase in quality adjusted life years, a measure taking into account both survival time as well as disease and treatment related impacts on quality of life, of 10.8 years vs. 9.3 years for patients receiving external beam radiation alone. (thebioconnection.com)
  • Active treatment is mostly recommended for patients with localised disease and a long life expectancy with radical prostatectomy (RP) shown to be superior to WW in a prospective randomised trial. (nih.gov)
  • Elekta Infinity facilitates the delivery of sophisticated image-guided treatments for a variety of patients. (elekta.com)
  • Patients will also benefit from the more precise adaptation to target volumes and, thus, increased sparing of organs at risk. (elekta.com)
  • We aimed to evaluate what affects patient treatment preferences.METHODS: Patients with urinary stone disease completed a choice-based conjoint analysis exercise assessing four treatment attributes associated with URS and PCNL. (stanford.edu)
  • Differences in treatment preferences by demographic subgroup were assessed.RESULTS: A total of 58 patients completed the conjoint analysis exercise. (stanford.edu)
  • Older patients (>65 yo) expressed stronger preferences for lower infection rates and shorter hospital stays, and were more likely to prefer URS (67.2%, 95% CI: 52 - 82.5%) compared to younger patients (20-34 yo) (20.3%, 95% CI: 0 - 41.5%) who preferred higher procedure success rates and fewer repeat procedures.CONCLUSION: Conjoint analysis predicts nearly equal patient preference for URS or PCNL for the treatment of intermediate-size kidney stones. (stanford.edu)
  • Brachytherapy offers a quicker, more effective type of radiation treatment for some patients. (cancercenter.com)
  • We are very encouraged by our results to date with this transformative technology, and we are committed to offering this valuable treatment option to appropriately selected patients in Spain. (icadmed.com)
  • Preliminary results in 94 patients treated from September 2015 to September 2017 show targeted approach reduces toxicity to organs at risk. (icadmed.com)
  • The RapidArc treatments also use much fewer monitor units-a two to three-fold decrease-which means that less scattered, non-therapeutic radiation is delivered during these treatments, which took, on average, 1.25 minutes to deliver once patients were positioned for treatment. (varian.com)
  • Pediatric patients would benefit from shortened treatment times, potentially reducing the use of anesthesia," they concluded, adding that the decreased total body irradiation could also potentially reduce the number of late effects, including the risk of secondary malignancies later in life. (varian.com)
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of premature epiphyseal closure in patients treated with isotretinoin retinoids, which are commonly prescribed by primary care providers as a treatment for acne. (degruyter.com)
  • The diagnosis and treatment facilities we offer our patients are of the highest standard. (uniklinikum-dresden.de)
  • Our surgeons continually integrate the latest research and techniques into their practice so that patients benefit from the most innovative treatment available, even in cases where the patient's condition has not responded to traditional methods. (uniklinikum-dresden.de)
  • By not delivering radiation to those organs, many patients experience minimal side effects. (mclaren.org)
  • Many patients can continue the activities they love daily during treatment. (mclaren.org)
  • Other patients, such as those who suffer from ischemic stroke, also could benefit from the brain-selective estrogen neuroprotection provided by DHED treatments. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Best of all for patients, treatment courses can be shorter and more accurate. (nyp.org)
  • Most patients are able to return to their normal daily routine after treatment. (nyp.org)
  • Sparing the normal organs means patients will experience fewer side effects. (radonc.com)
  • Treatment of patients with laryngeal carcinoma is complex because of the crucial functions of this anatomic area. (medscape.com)
  • Furthermore, total laryngectomy is required for chemoradiation treatment failures in up to one third of patients. (medscape.com)
  • However, in some patients, this disease may also be life-threatening, particularly when severe manifestations induce vital organ dysfunction. (medscape.com)
  • Corticosteroids remain the cornerstone for the treatment of sarcoidosis particularly at induction with a rapid response in most patients and the potential occurrence of adverse events. (medscape.com)
  • For this reason, a prompt diagnosis is important to spare the patients from ineffective treatments and inadequate management [2, 7]. (bvsalud.org)
  • IN 2012 , economist Alvin E Roth was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences - commonly referred as the Nobel Prize in Economics - for his work on matching mechanisms: how can we utilise the kidneys that people are willing to donate to allow as many kidney patients as possible to receive new, functioning organs, to spare them from suffering and prolong their lives? (lu.se)
  • Visceral fat coats some of your internal organs and hangs down like an apron from your large intestine," says gastroenterologist Samuel Klein, chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (aarp.org)
  • When internal organs move in response to respiratory and heart movement, this machine directs the treatment to precisely respond to the tumor's change in position. (nyp.org)
  • Blood circulation of the body stops, including the perfusion of the brain, lungs, and organs. (ambu.com)
  • However, the lungs are usually spared. (msdmanuals.com)
  • With RapidArc, doctors were able to quickly administer image-guided radiotherapy or radiosurgery treatments using fewer monitor units, which translates to less total body irradiation during treatment. (varian.com)
  • Radiologists, oncologists, and urologists were considered to be physicians experienced in assessing bladder cancer treatment response, whereas radiology residents, neurology fellows, and medical students were all categorized as inexperienced physicians. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Overall, the accuracy of physicians in assessing bladder cancer treatment response was significantly improved by using CDSS-T compared with reading the CTU scans without CDSS-T. Mean area under the curve for all observers was 0.73 without CDSS-T and increased to 0.77 with the application of CDSS-T ( P =.002). (medpagetoday.com)
  • Sophisticated treatment planning computers allow your radiation oncologist to carefully define the cancer and its proximity to the healthy organs. (radonc.com)
  • The kidneys - most people have two - are fist-sized organs that filter waste and excess fluid from the blood. (holyname.org)
  • This is the most common type of treatment for advanced cancer or when it has spread throughout and beyond the kidneys. (holyname.org)
  • The brachytherapy boost significantly lowered expected lifetime treatment costs because it decreased the incidence of metastatic prostate cancer, cutting the use of expensive targeted therapies. (thebioconnection.com)
  • The method is expected to be especially beneficial for when the target is adjacent to radiation-sensitive organs such as the small bowel or stomach. (dotmed.com)
  • Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown cause characterized by the formation of granulomatous lesions in involved organs, usually with lung and lymphatic involvement. (medscape.com)
  • Knowing about a specific genetic risk enables doctors to more precisely tailor a kidney cancer treatment plan that is optimal for you. (uclahealth.org)
  • e) Early treatment of infectious diseases and improved nutrition shall be encouraged to spare more mothers and children from the risk of blood transfusion. (who.int)
  • Molecular pathology and clinical treatment of independent HPV primary serous carcinoma of the uterine cervix (USCC): A case report. (cdc.gov)
  • However, of a uterine leiomyoma with other genital blood tests on the woman were normal and organs unaffected. (who.int)
  • This case of bilharzial infection of a uterine myoma surprisingly spared other genital organs. (who.int)
  • Her other organs were normal. (who.int)
  • Our unique research programs have led to refinement of organ-sparing surgery, pioneering immune and targeted agents, and development of advanced diagnostic modalities like the positron emission tomography (PET) scan. (uclahealth.org)
  • We use a broad range of standard and state-of-the-art treatment options including surgery, radiation, medical oncology, including molecular targeted therapies, and immunotherapy. (mountsinai.org)
  • A partial nephrectomy, also called kidney-sparing surgery, is performed when only a section of the kidney is diseased. (holyname.org)
  • In the future, laparoscopy and open surgery will coexist in a synergistic fashion to provide the most effective and the least invasive treatment for a specific clinical situation. (urologytimes.com)
  • Despite the increased use of chemoradiation in the treatment of advanced laryngeal cancer, surgery is still frequently required. (medscape.com)
  • Brachytherapy allows for a precise treatment in only a few minutes. (cancercenter.com)
  • With a few well-placed catheters, HDR brachytherapy can provide a precise treatment that takes only a few minutes. (cancercenter.com)
  • These implants remain in place for a set period of time depending on the cancer type, other treatments, the type of radiation source, the cancer's location and the patient's overall health status. (cancercenter.com)
  • In a type of nuclear medicine called positron emission tomography (PET), the tracer is used to show the natural activity of cells, providing more detailed information on how organs are working and if there is damage to the cells. (cdc.gov)
  • Since carbon ions are being implemented for treatment in Europe and Japan, this study will focus on carbon as the heavier ion of choice. (ndltd.org)
  • The aim of HITRIplus is to integrate pre-clinical and clinical research in cancer treatment with heavy ion beams while jointly developing its high technology. (gsi.de)
  • As part of our mission to eliminate cancer, MD Anderson researchers conduct hundreds of clinical trials to test new treatments for both common and rare cancers. (mdanderson.org)
  • We are pleased that clinical results from multiple studies continue to demonstrate the therapeutic value of this innovative treatment option," said Ken Ferry, CEO of iCAD. (icadmed.com)
  • The following pages explore some of the many ways clinicians around the globe use Accuray technologies to deliver unique and effective treatments for a wide range of clinical indications. (accuray.com)
  • Clinical trials - There may also be the opportunity for you to participate in clinical trials, often giving you access to new treatment options that might not otherwise be available. (iuhealth.org)
  • Into and on our body, Therapeutics (Treatments) include the allopathic (clinical) and natural (holistic) procedures concerned with the remedial treatment or prevention of diseases. (wellnessadvantage.com)
  • This module removes the proton beam from the treatment room if the beam analysis determines the spot position and size are not within 0.5 mm, or if other issues are diagnosed that jeopardize the accuracy or precision of the treatment. (ni.com)
  • You might get this treatment if steroids and other medicines haven't controlled your symptoms. (webmd.com)
  • Recent studies, however, have found symptoms can persist for 10 or more years, leaving women with no viable long-term treatment. (sciencedaily.com)
  • harzial species have also been blamed for Her husband and her 4 sons complained genital organ diseases in the areas where of urinary schistosomiasis and were on they are endemic, producing comparable treatment, while her 4 daughters were symptoms [ 7,8 ]. (who.int)
  • Mount Sinai physicians are skilled in providing the full range of lung cancer treatments. (mountsinai.org)
  • Visualize, tailor and safely deliver high-quality patient treatments. (elekta.com)
  • The high performance of Agility and VMAT not only offers reduced treatment times, but it can also increase patient throughput. (elekta.com)
  • Achieve maximized uptime and deliver superior patient treatments. (elekta.com)
  • Evaluation of Patient Treatment Preferences for 15-20mm Kidney Stones: A Conjoint Analysis. (stanford.edu)
  • Cranial SRS optimizes planning with an integrated 4 π algorithm for patient-tailored treatments. (brainlab.com)
  • Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to advanced, less invasive patient treatments. (brainlab.com)
  • Without treatment the patient will die. (ambu.com)
  • During a course of EBRT, the radiation oncologist tailors a unique treatment plan specifically for each individual patient. (radonc.com)
  • Treatment must be individualized to consider each patient and his or her social circumstances. (medscape.com)
  • The risks for sarcoidosis treatment vary from patient to patient. (medscape.com)
  • I hope that mechanical computer models will be accepted in medicine to a greater extent, both to improve the diagnosis of diseases, and to predict disease development and how different treatment methods can affect a patient. (lu.se)
  • Such technology could be used to personalize each course of radiotherapy treatment, according to corresponding author Xueding Wang, the Jonathan Rubin Collegiate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, a radiology professor and head of the U-M's Optical Imaging Laboratory at the University of Michigan, School of Medicine. (dotmed.com)
  • The second study focused on a radiotherapy treatment planning tool called RapidPlan . (survivingmesothelioma.com)
  • Depending on the type and stage of cancer, brachytherapy may be combined with other treatments , which can vary treatment times. (cancercenter.com)
  • Also sometimes called permanent seed implants, LDR brachytherapy uses radioactive seeds permanently implanted into the organ. (cancercenter.com)
  • Radiation treatments may cause side effects that can vary depending on the part of the body being treated. (elekta.com)
  • IORT may help reduce side effects and the need for additional radiation treatments. (cancercenter.com)
  • It is important to raise awareness of the potential side effects of isotretinoin to enable informed treatment decisions before beginning an isotretinoin regimen. (degruyter.com)
  • Side effects can occur during or shortly after radiation treatment or in the months and years following radiation. (accuray.com)
  • Since DHED delivers estrogen only in the brain, it spares other organs from hormone exposure, along with its side effects. (sciencedaily.com)
  • Local therapies target a specific body part or organ. (iuhealth.org)
  • These preparatory interregional and interdisciplinary meetings focused on the following areas: cloning and human reproductive health, biologicals, organ transplantation, research, and medical genetics. (who.int)
  • Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is the treatment of choice for lymphoma, aplastic anemia, various types of leukemia and immunodeficiency disorders [5]. (bvsalud.org)
  • Organ transplantation is not a game. (lu.se)
  • System is FDA cleared, CE marked, and licensed in a growing number of countries for the treatment of cancer anywhere in the body, including early-stage breast cancer, gynecological cancers and non-melanoma skin cancer. (icadmed.com)
  • The magnetic resonance imaging enables much more precision in defining the organs within the body, and with much more clarity. (nyp.org)
  • The radiation oncologist uses CT-based treatment planning to help visualize a cancer within the body. (radonc.com)
  • Our aim was to present a summary of the 2010 version of the European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines on the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of clinically localised cancer of the prostate (PCa). (nih.gov)
  • Our internationally recognized kidney specialists offer the latest in kidney cancer diagnosis and treatment. (uclahealth.org)
  • however, RapidArc may have a dosimetric advantage due to faster treatments using fewer monitor units. (varian.com)
  • At ESTRO 37, clinicians from Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet will present new preliminary findings from three studies that further demonstrate the efficacy of the Xoft System in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer and gynecological cancers. (icadmed.com)
  • Cetuximab is presently used in many organ preservation protocols for laryngeal cancer following a landmark multicenter trial. (medscape.com)
  • Although laryngeal preservation strategies using chemoradiation have taken a central role in the treatment of advanced laryngeal cancer, late toxicities have led us to rethink the paradigm of laryngeal cancer treatment. (medscape.com)
  • For locally advanced disease, adjuvant ADT for 3 yr results in superior disease-specific and overall survival rates and represents the treatment of choice. (nih.gov)
  • This treatment is generally reserved for individuals with early-stage disease. (cancercenter.com)
  • Because this disease affects so many organs, you may need to see a few specialists to treat it. (webmd.com)
  • The ideal treatment varies for laryngeal cancer depending on the stage of the disease. (medscape.com)
  • Each therapeutic decision must follow a rigorous diagnostic evaluation to determine the disease impact, its outcome (progression or not), and its response to treatment in the long run. (medscape.com)
  • 6 ] who recorded the involvement of genital bilharziasis in Iraq, demonstrating distribu- organs as follows: cervix (42%), ovary tion of the disease in the genital organs. (who.int)
  • GVHD disease is the most common consequence of allogeneic BMT and the skin is the most commonly affected organ [5, 13]. (bvsalud.org)