Bharat B. Mittal

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From 1986 to 1991, 13 patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital were entered onto a pilot study designed to test the feasibility of treating children with medulloblastoma (11 patients) or primitive neuroectodermal tumors of the cerebral hemispheres (2 patients) with hyperfractionated craniospinal radiotherapy (HFxRT). Follow-up times ranged from 10 to 96(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to study the radiation induced brachial plexopathy in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated with Sequential Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (S-IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS This IRB approved study included 68 patients with HNSCC treated consecutively. Detailed dose volume histogram data was generated for(More)
PURPOSE Patients with intermediate-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck traditionally have been treated with initial surgical resection followed by radiotherapy (RT) alone or chemoradiotherapy. A previous study in this patient population reported a 91% locoregional control rate and 65% overall survival (OS) rate at 5 years, with(More)
OBJECTIVES CD30(+) lymphoproliferative disorder is a rare variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Sustained complete response following first-line treatments is rare. This retrospective review evaluates the response of refractory or recurrent lesions to palliative radiation therapy. METHODS The records of 6 patients with 12 lesions, treated with radiation(More)
BACKGROUND A significant number of patients treated for head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) undergo enteral tube feeding. Data suggest that avoiding enteral feeding can prevent long-term tube dependence and disuse of the swallowing mechanism which has been linked to complications such as prolonged dysphagia and esophageal constriction. We examined(More)
OBJECTIVES Limiting radiation dose to the larynx can diminish effects of laryngeal dysfunction. However, no clear guidelines exist for defining the larynx and its substructures consistently on cross-sectional imaging. This study presents computed tomography (CT)- and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based guidelines for contouring laryngeal organs-at-risk(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to determine the self-reported prevalence of burnout in chairs of academic radiation oncology departments, to identify factors contributing to burnout, and to compare the prevalence of burnout with that seen in other academic chair groups. METHODS AND MATERIALS An anonymous online survey was administered to the(More)
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." T he risk of losing the ability to have children due to cancer treatment is a source of concern for more than 135,000 children, adolescents and young adults (ages 15-39) diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. Understanding the need to focus on the threat(More)
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