Karlotta R Ashby

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PURPOSE The incidence of painful bone metastases increases with longer survival times. Although external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) is an effective palliative treatment, it often requires several days from the start of treatment to produce a measurable reduction in pain scores and a qualitative amelioration of patient pain levels. Meanwhile, the use of(More)
Pancreatic ductal strictures may lead to pancreatitis, with associated pain and nausea. Very little literature is available regarding stent placement for this problem; the efficacy of stenting, expected stent viability, and safety of the procedure require further study. In this series, 21 patients with pancreatic ductal strictures underwent a total of 42(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) as adjuvant therapy for resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma with close or positive margins. METHODS Between September 2006 and January 2010, 24 patients were treated with adjuvant SBRT following surgical resection. Eight (33.3%) patients had close margins of(More)
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