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Clinical value of ultrasonography in diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in critically ill patients

Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). 2014 ESC guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism. Eur Heart J 2014; 35: 3033-69. Konstantinides SV Torbicki A Agnelli G Danchin N Fitzmaurice D Galiè N Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pulmonary Embolism of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2014 ESC guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism Eur Heart J 2014 35 3033 69 2 Borloz MP, Frohna WJ, Phillips CA, Antonis MS. Emergency department focused bedside

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High dose hypofractionated proton beam therapy is a safe and feasible treatment for central lung cancer

–6 months after evaluating the initial tumor response. The cause of death was determined as lung cancer when patients had local recurrence or metastases and no other causes of death except for cancer, were presented. Toxicities were evaluated using the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer criteria. 19 The following dosimetric factors were examined with the use of a dose volume histogram of the lung minus the GTV and heart: mean lung dose, lung V5 (lung irradiated 5 Gy [RBE]), lung V10, lung V15, lung V20, and

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Influence of surgical treatment and radiotherapy of the advanced intraoral cancers on complete blood count, body mass index, liver enzymes and leukocyte CD64 expression

References Black RJ, Bray F, Ferlay J, Parkin DM. Cancer incidence and mortality in the European Union: cancer registry data and estimates of national incidence for 1990. Eur J Cancer 1997; 33: 1075-107. Forastiere A, Koch W, Trotti A, Sidransky D. Head and Neck Cancer. N Engl J Med 2001; 345: 1890-900. Rogers SN, Brown JS, Woolgar JA, Lowe D, Magennis P, Shaw RJ, et al. Survival following primary surgery for oral cancer. Oral Oncol 2009; 45: 201

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Treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma using simultaneous modulated accelerated radiation therapy via helical tomotherapy: a phase II study

2014-048-01, and all eligible patients provided informed consent in written form. Inclusion criteria were as follows: histologically proven type I and II NPC according to World Health Organization (WHO) criteria; stage I–IVa according to the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 2002 Staging System; aged between 15 and 75 years; Karnofsky performance status score ≥ 70; white blood cell count ≥ 3,500/μL, platelet count ≥ 100,000/μL, serum creatinine concentration < 133 umol/L, and liver transaminase level < 2.0 times of the upper normal value. Exclusion

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The impact of anaemia on treatment outcome in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of anal canal and anal margin

the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). 20 Pre-treatment evaluation Pre-treatment evaluation consisted of physical and digital rectal examination, rectoscopy with biopsy and fine needle aspiration biopsy of enlarged inguinal lymph nodes, also ultrasound-guided, like in other cancer patients. 21 Imaging included chest X-ray or computer tomography (CT) of chest, abdominal ultrasound (US) or CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pelvis. Laboratory tests included serum chemistry and complete blood count in all patients, and testing for HIV

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Impact of perioperative treatment on survival of resectable gastric cancer patients after D2 lymphadenectomy: a single European centre propensity score matching analysis

conducted in Japan, proved beyond any doubt that adjuvant treatment can improve survival even in patients after adequate lymphadenectomy. 6 But the results from FLAGS trial showed that the tolerance of S1 agent in Caucasian population was poor, and only a fraction of patients with esophago-gastric junction were included. 2 Meanwhile, in Europe the results of the MAGIC trial proved the efficiency of perioperative chemotherapy. 3 Nonetheless, a sufficient lymph node dissection was performed only in 40% of patients and only 40% of patients could successfully end all

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Genetic counselling, BRCA1/2 status and clinico-pathologic characteristics of patients with ovarian cancer before 50 years of age

EOC aged 45 to 49 years at the time of diagnoses who were diagnosed in the period 1999–2010. All germinal BRCA1/2 mutation (gBRCA1/2m) positive patients were offered inclusion into the screening and prophylactic program for the highrisk group for breast cancer. In addition, since in the meantime the first PARP inhibitor was registered in European Union for therapy of BRCA positive serous ovarian cancers, in case of relapses mutation carriers were offered this treatment. Following new guidelines of SGO and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), genetic

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Impact on radiation dose and volume V57 Gy of the brain on recurrence and survival of patients with glioblastoma multiformae

in definition of gross tumor volume (GTV) in patients with glioblastoma. In studies conducted by EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer) only one contoured gross tumor volume is used which is defined as an enhanced visible tumor on MR images prior the surgery expanded respectively to clinical target volume (CTV) and planning target volume (PTV) according ESTRO-ACROP Guidelines. 7 In contrast in studies conducted by RTOG (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group) definition of volumes in according to “cone-down” approach, which means that there

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The influence of genetic variability on the risk of developing malignant mesothelioma

asbestos cement manufacturing plant of Salonit Anhovo, Slovenia, but did not develop any disease associated with asbestos exposure. All patients and controls were from Central European Caucasian (Slovenian) population. The study was approved by the Slovenian Ethics Committee for Research in Medicine and was carried out according to the Helsinki Declaration. The subjects were included in the study after providing a written informed consent. Methods The diagnosis of MM was made by means of thoracoscopy or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in patients with

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Randomised trial of HPV self-sampling among non-attenders in the Slovenian cervical screening programme ZORA: comparing three different screening approaches

regular cervical cancer screening programme by offering self-sampling kits: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials Eur J Cancer 2015 51 2375 85 10.1016/j.ejca.2015.07.006 12 Von Karsa L, Arbyn A, De Vuyst H, Dillner J, Dillner L, Franceschi S, et al. (2015). Executive summary. In: European guidelines for quality assurance in cervical cancer screening. Second edition, Supplements. Anttila A, Arbyn A, De Vuyst H, Dillner J, Dillner L, Franceschi S, et al, editors. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Union. p. XIII

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