6 results match your criteria Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice[Journal]

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Accupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy success using a commercially available unit 8 years post-radiation for xerostomia: a case report.

J Radiother Pract 2017 Jun 8;16(2):217-220. Epub 2017 May 8.

Department of Radiation Medicine, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA.

Background: Accupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (ALTENS) therapy has been shown in prospective studies to be effective in the treatment of radiation-induced xerostomia. Those studies treated patients within 27 months from end of radiation with ALTENS delivered in the clinic using a Codetron unit. However, that unit is no longer produced and there is limited data on success of ALTENS when delivered at home. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1460396917000024DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6358275PMC
June 2017
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Comparison of single- and five-fraction schedules of stereotactic body radiation therapy for central lung tumours: a single institution experience.

J Radiother Pract 2017 Jun 8;16(2):148-154. Epub 2017 May 8.

Jacob School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.

Background: Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a treatment option for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer who are medically inoperable or decline surgery. Here we compare the outcome of patients with centrally located lung tumours who underwent either single fraction (SF)- or five-fraction (FF-) SBRT at a single institution over 5 years.

Methods: Between January 2009 and October 2014, patients with centrally located lung tumours who underwent SBRT were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1460396917000061DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6358274PMC
June 2017
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Radiation pneumonitis and pulmonary function with lung dose-volume constraints in breast cancer irradiation.

J Radiother Pract 2014 Jun 7;13(2):211-217. Epub 2013 Jun 7.

Department of Oncology-Pathology , Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm , Sweden ; Department of Oncology Sörmland , Mälarsjukhuset , Eskilstuna , Sweden.

Purpose: We studied symptomatic radiation pneumonitis (RP) and changes in pulmonary function tests (PFTs) after loco-regional radiotherapy (LRRT) with lung constraints in breast cancer (BC).

Patients And Methods: Sixty-four women underwent PFTs before and 5 months after 3D planned LRRT for BC. The incidentally irradiated ipsilateral lung was minimised to <30%. Read More

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http://www.journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S1460396913000228
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1460396913000228DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4045177PMC
June 2014
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Quality assurance in radiotherapy on a national level; experience from Norway: the KVIST initiative.

J Radiother Pract 2014 Mar 22;13(1):35-44. Epub 2013 Apr 22.

Section for Quality Development in Medical Applications , Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority , Østerås , Norway.

Background And Purpose: In radiotherapy (RT), there are high requirements for quality assurance (QA) in all the steps of the process. Development of QA systems are demanding in terms of financial and human resources. A national QA programme (KVIST) has been established in Norway to facilitate implementation of QA activity on hospital level. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1460396912000544DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3942814PMC
March 2014
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Evaluation on lung cancer patients' adaptive planning of TomoTherapy utilising radiobiological measures and Planned Adaptive module.

J Radiother Pract 2009 Jan;8:185-194

Radiation Oncology Department, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Adaptive radiation therapy is a promising concept that allows individualised, dynamic treatment planning based on feedback of measurements. The TomoTherapy Planned Adaptive application, integrated to the helical TomoTherapy planning system, enables calculation of actual dose delivered to the patient for each treatment fraction according to the pretreatment megavoltage computed tomography (MVCT) scan and image registration. As a result, new fractionation treatment plans are available if correction is necessary. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1460396909990240DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2849164PMC
January 2009
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Intracranial hemorrhage during GliaSite RTS manipulation in an anticoagulated patient.

J Radiother Pract 2007 ;6:53-57

Department of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA.

The GliaSite radiation therapy system (RTS) is an implantable balloon brachytherapy applicator used to deliver iodine-125 in the treatment of recurrent high-grade gliomas. Patients generally tolerate the procedure well, with only rare reports of adverse events such as wound infection, meningitis, and symptomatic radiation necrosis. Hemorrhagic complications have not been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1460396907005031DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2630704PMC
January 2007
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