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PURPOSE To evaluate the quality of life (QOL) associated with dysphagia after head-and-neck cancer treatment. METHODS AND MATERIALS Of a total population of 104, a retrospective analysis of 73 patients who complained of dysphagia after primary radiotherapy (RT), chemoradiotherapy, and postoperative RT for head-and-neck malignancies were evaluated. All(More)
By routinely and systematically being able to perform quantitative stem-loop reverse transcriptase followed by TaqMan PCR expression analysis on stool and tissue samples using fifteen human (Homo sapiens, hsa) micro(mi)RNA genes selected by careful analysis of the peer-reviewed literature, we were able to monitor changes at various stages of CRC, allowing(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We would like to assess the prevalence of aspiration before and following chemoradiation for head and neck cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed retrospectively the Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) in 63 patients who underwent concurrent chemotherapy and radiation for head and neck cancer. MBS was performed prior to treatment to(More)
To present proof-of-principle application for employing micro(mi)RNAs as diagnostic markers for colon cancer, we carried out global microarray expression studies on stool samples obtained from fifteen individuals (three controls, and three each with TNM stage 0-1, stage 2, stage 3, and stage 4 colon cancer), using Affymetrix GeneChip miRNA 3.0 Array, to(More)
We would like to assess the evolution of chronic dysphagia (1 year or more) following treatment for head and neck cancer. Modified barium swallow (MBS) examinations were performed in cancer-free patients who complained of dysphagia following treatment for head and neck cancer. The severity of the dysphagia was graded on a scale of 1-7. Each patient had at(More)
This study examines the efficacy of swallowing therapy in cancer-free patients who developed aspiration following treatment for locally advanced head and neck cancer. The records of 41 patients who underwent swallowing therapy for aspiration were reviewed. All patients were cancer free at a median follow-up of 25 months (6-150 months). Their treatment were(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the impact of chemoradiation and postoperative radiation on patients' quality of life (QOL) in a single institution. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 101 patients who had treatment for locally advanced head and neck cancer in a single institution. Forty-seven patients had chemotherapy and radiation, 54 patients underwent(More)
In this work, the treatment tolerance of elderly patients (≥70 years) undergoing intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and chemotherapy for locally advanced head and neck cancer was assessed. A retrospective review of 112 patients undergoing concurrent chemoradiation for locally advanced head and neck cancer was(More)
PURPOSE The study aims to assess the feasibility of intensity-modulated and image-guided radiotherapy (IMRT, and IGRT, respectively) for functional preservation in locally advanced laryngeal cancer. A retrospective review of 27 patients undergoing concurrent chemoradiation for locally advanced laryngeal cancers (8 IMRT, 19 IGRT) was undertaken. In addition(More)
Do students who use the Guided Reciprocal Peer Questioning (GRPQ) method increase their ability to think critically? When compared to students in a traditional senior seminar course, the results of this study indicated no significant difference between the groups regarding changes in scores on the California Critical Thinking Skills Test. However, the(More)