Tag: radiotherapy

1. 3-year event-free survival rates were significantly greater in the 18F-fluciclovine-PET group compared to conventional imaging. 2. Adverse reactions and toxicity levels were similar between the two groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: In patients with prostate cancer, prostatectomies are often followed with adjuvant or salvage radiotherapy. Postprostatectomy radiotherapy has...
1. Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer has comparable long-term cancer-related outcomes as whole breast post-operative radiotherapy, and lower mortality from other causes. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, with 2 million diagnoses and 626 000 deaths in 2018 alone. The treatment...
1. Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer has comparable long-term cancer-related outcomes as whole breast post-operative radiotherapy, and lower mortality from other causes. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, with 2 million diagnoses and 626 000 deaths in 2018 alone. The treatment...
1.  Chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy may provoke significant declines in CD4 counts in HIV patients as compared to other treatments, which in turn are associated with increased mortality. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Treating cancer in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection can be problematic due to the immunosuppressive effects of certain...
Breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy followed by radiotherapy is commonly used in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. There is growing interest in delivering postmastectomy radiotherapy with hypofractionated schedules to reduce cost and enable the treatment of more patients. However, the efficacy and safety of this approach has not yet...
Impact of scribes on emergency medicine doctors’ productivity and patient throughput: multicentre randomised trial Medical scribes are used in variety of clinical settings to complete clerical tasks otherwise done by a clinician. Limited research has been done concerning the effects of scribes on physician productivity in emergency medicine settings. In...
Several treatment regimens are available for prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 9 or 10. These include radical prostatectomy (RP) with adjuvant external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), or both (MaxRP), as well as a regimen without surgery that includes EBRT, ADT, and brachytherapy (MaxRT)....