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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 523-530, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-976701

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Purpose@#This single-arm phase II trial investigate the efficacy and safety of S-1 plus oxaliplatin (SOX) in patients with metastatic breast cancer. @*Materials and Methods@#Patients with metastatic breast cancer previously treated with anthracyclines and taxanes were enrolled. Patients received S-1 (40-60 mg depending on patient’s body surface area, twice a day, day 1-14) and oxaliplatin (130 mg/m2, day 1) in 3 weeks cycle until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. The primary endpoint was objective response rate (ORR) according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumor 1.1. Secondary endpoints included time-to-progression (TTP), duration-of-response (DoR), overall survival (OS), and adverse events. @*Results@#A total of 87 patients were enrolled from 11 institutions in Korea. Hormone receptor was positive in 54 (62.1%) patients and six (6.9%) had human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–positive disease. Forty-eight patients (85.1%) had visceral metastasis and 74 (55.2%) had more than three sites of metastases. The ORR of SOX regimen was 38.5% (95% confidence interval [CI], 26.9 to 50.0) with a median TTP of 6.0 months (95% CI, 5.1 to 6.9). Median DoR and OS were 10.3 months (95% CI, 5.5 to 15.1) and 19.4 (95% CI, not estimated) months, respectively. Grade 3 or 4 neutropenia was reported in 28 patients (32.1%) and thrombocytopenia was observed in 23 patients (26.6%). @*Conclusion@#This phase II study showed that SOX regimen is a reasonable option in metastatic breast cancer previously treated with anthracyclines and taxanes.

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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 334-343, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-966482

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Purpose@#To provide a wider choice of treatment opportunities for patients with neuroendocrine tumor (NET) in Korea, we have conducted a phase 1, open-label, single-arm, dose-escalation study of SNU-KB-01, a no-carrier added (NCA) 177Lu-labeled DOTATATE. @*Materials and Methods@#Seven patients with inoperable, progressive, metastatic, or locally advanced, somatostatin receptor-positive NET with Ki67 index ≤ 20% were enrolled according to the rolling six design. The study consisted of two cohorts to receive 4 cycles of SNU-KB-01 every 8 weeks for the first dose of 5.55 GBq (n=3) and 7.40 GBq (n=4). We assessed the incidence of dose-limiting toxicity (DLT) and adverse event, absorbed dose of kidneys and bone marrow, and objective tumor response. @*Results@#Seven patients completed 4 cycles (21.3-30.1 GBq total dose) of SNU-KB-01. The mean absorbed doses to kidneys and bone marrow were 0.500 mGy/MBq and 0.053 mGy/MBq, respectively, and the total body effective dose was 0.115 mSv/MBq. No DLT was observed and the maximum tolerated dose was 7.40 GBq/cycle. Grade 3 thrombocytopenia occurred in one patient, but no other grade 3 or 4 major hematologic or renal toxicity was observed. The best objective response to SNU-KB-01 was partial response. Overall response rate was 42.9% and disease control rate was 85.7%. @*Conclusion@#Treatment with 4 cycles of SNU-KB-01 was well tolerated and resulted in control of disease in most of the patients. Our results indicate SNU-KB-01, an NCA 177Lu-labeled DOTATATE, as a potentially safe and efficacious treatment option for NET patients in Korea.

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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 1096-1103, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-999827

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Purpose@#Several previous studies and case reports have reported ethanol-induced symptoms in patients receiving anticancer drugs containing ethanol. Most docetaxel formulations contain ethanol as a solvent. However, there are insufficient data on ethanol-induced symptoms when docetaxel-containing ethanol is administered. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency and pattern of ethanol-induced symptoms during and after docetaxel administration. The secondary purpose was to explore the risk factors for ethanol-induced symptoms. @*Materials and Methods@#This was a prospective, multicenter, observational study. The participants filled out ethanol-induced symptom questionnaire on the day of chemotherapy and the following day. @*Results@#Data from 451 patients were analyzed. The overall occurrence rate of ethanol-induced symptoms was 44.3% (200/451 patients). The occurrence rate of facial flushing was highest at 19.7% (89/451 patients), followed by nausea in 18.2% (82/451 patients), and dizziness in 17.5% (79/451 patients). Although infrequent, unsteady walking and impaired balance occurred in 4.2% and 3.3% of patients, respectively. Female sex, presence of underlying disease, younger age, docetaxel dose, and docetaxel-containing ethanol amount were significantly associated with the occurrence of ethanol-induced symptoms. @*Conclusion@#The occurrence of ethanol-induced symptoms was not low in patients receiving docetaxel-containing ethanol. Physicians need to pay more attention to the occurrence of ethanol-induced symptoms and prescribe ethanol-free or low-ethanol-containing formulations to high-risk patients.

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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 1065-1076, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-999804

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Hormone receptor–positive (HR+) disease is the most frequently diagnosed subtype of breast cancer. Among tumor subtypes, natural course of HR+ breast cancer is indolent with favorable prognosis compared to other subtypes such as human epidermal growth factor protein 2–positive disease and triple-negative disease. HR+ tumors are dependent on steroid hormone signaling and endocrine therapy is the main treatment option. Recently, the discovery of cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitors and their synergistic effects with endocrine therapy has dramatically improved treatment outcome of advanced HR+ breast cancer. The demonstrated efficacy of additional nonhormonal agents, such as targeted therapy against mammalian target of rapamycin and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling, poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors, antibody-drug conjugates, and immunotherapeutic agents have further expanded the available therapeutic options. This article reviews the latest advancements in the treatment of HR+ breast cancer, and in doing so discusses not only the development of currently available treatment regimens but also emerging therapies that invite future research opportunities in the field.

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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 927-938, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-999778

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Purpose@#Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) is emerging as a valuable non-invasive tool to identify tumor heterogeneity and tumor burden. This study investigated ctDNA dynamics in metastatic colorectal cancer patients treated with regorafenib. @*Materials and Methods@#In this prospective biomarker study, plasma cell-free DNA (cfDNA) samples obtained at baseline, at the first response evaluation after 2 cycles of treatment, and at the time of progressive disease were sequenced using a targeted next-generation sequencing platform which included 106 genes. @*Results@#A total of 285 blood samples from 110 patients were analyzed. Higher baseline cfDNA concentration was associated with worse progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). After 2 cycles of treatment, variant allele frequency (VAF) in the majority of ctDNA mutations decreased with a mean relative change of –31.6%. Decreases in the VAF of TP53, APC, TCF7L2, and ROS1 after 2 cycles of regorafenib were associated with longer PFS. We used the sum of VAF at each time point as a surrogate for the overall ctDNA burden. A reduction in sum (VAF) of ≥ 50% after 2 cycles was associated with longer PFS (6.1 vs. 2.7 months, p=0.002), OS (11.3 vs. 5.9 months, p=0.001), and higher disease control rate (86.3% vs. 51.1%, p < 0.001). VAF of the majority of the ctDNA mutations increased at the time of disease progression, and VAF of BRAF increased markedly. @*Conclusion@#Reduction in ctDNA burden as estimated by sum (VAF) could be used to predict treatment outcome of regorafenib.

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Korean Journal of Radiology ; : 732-2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-938770

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Objective@#To determine the impact of dedicated subspecialized radiologists in multidisciplinary team (MDT) discussions on the management of lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract malignancies. @*Materials and Methods@#We retrospectively analyzed the data of 244 patients (mean age ± standard deviation, 61.7 ± 11.9 years) referred to MDT discussions 249 times (i.e., 249 cases, as five patients were discussed twice for different issues) for lower GI tract malignancy including colorectal cancer, small bowel cancer, GI stromal tumor, and GI neuroendocrine tumor between April 2018 and June 2021 in a prospective database. Before the MDT discussions, dedicated GI radiologists reviewed all imaging studies again besides routine clinical reading. The referring clinician’s initial diagnosis, initial treatment plan, change in radiologic interpretation compared with the initial radiology report, and the MDT’s consensus recommendations for treatment were collected and compared. Factors associated with changes in treatment plans and the implementation of MDT decisions were analyzed. @*Results@#Of the 249 cases, radiologic interpretation was changed in 73 cases (29.3%) after a review by dedicated GI radiologists, with 78.1% (57/73) resulting in changes in the treatment plan. The treatment plan was changed in 92 cases (36.9%), and the rate of change in the treatment plan was significantly higher in cases with changes in radiologic interpretation than in those without (78.1% [57/73] vs. 19.9% [35/176], p < 0.001). Follow-up records of patients showed that 91.2% (227/249) of MDT recommendations for treatment were implemented. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that the nonsurgical approach (vs. surgical approach) decided through MDT discussion was a significant factor for patients being managed differently than the MDT recommendations (odds ratio, 4.48; p = 0.017). @*Conclusion@#MDT discussion involving additional review of radiology examinations by dedicated GI radiologists resulted in a change in the treatment plan in 36.9% of cases. Changes in treatment plans were significantly associated with changes in radiologic interpretation.

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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 488-496, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-925669

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Purpose@#We aimed to assess the real-world efficacy of nab-paclitaxel in metastatic breast cancer patients. @*Materials and Methods@#This is a retrospective study performed in two tertiary referral hospitals in Korea. Patients with metastatic breast cancer treated with nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane®) between March 2016 and March 2020 were enrolled. @*Results@#A total of 102 patients with metastatic breast cancer were included. Patients were heavily pre-treated with a median of four prior lines of chemotherapy (5 lines when including endocrine therapy in hormone-receptor-positive patients), and 66 patients (64.7%) were exposed to taxanes in the metastatic setting. According to St. Gallen molecular subtypes, 36 patients (35.3%) were luminal A, 28 (27.5%) were luminal B, 18 (17.7%) were human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–positive and 20 (19.6%) had triple-negative disease. Fifty patients (49.0%) were treated with a 3-weekly regimen (260 mg/m2 on day 1 every 3 weeks), and 52 (51.0%) were treated with a weekly regimen (100 mg/m2 every week). Objective response rate was 22.9%. After a median follow-up of 22.0 months, median progression-free survival (PFS) was 4.0 months (95% confidence interval [CI], 2.6 to 4.8) and median overall survival was 8.7 months (95% CI, 7.5 to 11.2). Patients treated with weekly regimen had longer PFS compared to 3-weekly regimen (5.5 vs. 2.3 months, p < 0.001). Multivariate analysis revealed the treatment regimen as an independent prognostic factor for PFS. There was no grade 3 or 4 hypersensitivity reaction. @*Conclusion@#This real-world data shows that nab-paclitaxel is a reasonable treatment option in heavily pre-treated and/or taxane-exposed metastatic breast cancer patients.

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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 65-76, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-874347

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Purpose@#This study investigated the association of insulin, metformin, and statin use with survival and whether the association was modified by the hormone receptor status of the tumor in patients with breast cancer. @*Materials and Methods@#We studied 7,452 patients who had undergone surgery for breast cancer at Seoul National University Hospital from 2008 to 2015 using the nationwide claims database. Exposure was defined as a recorded prescription of each drug within 12 months before the diagnosis of breast cancer. @*Results@#Patients with prior insulin or statin use were more likely to be older than 50 years at diagnosis and had a higher comorbidity index than those without it (p < 0.01 for both). The hazard ratio (HR) for death with insulin use was 5.7 (p < 0.01), and the effect was attenuated with both insulin and metformin exposure with an HR of 1.2 (p=0.60). In the subgroup analyses, a heightened risk of death with insulin was further prominent with an HR of 17.9 (p < 0.01) and was offset by co-administration of metformin with an HR of 1.3 (p=0.67) in patients with estrogen receptor (ER)–negative breast cancer. Statin use was associated with increased overall mortality only in patients with ER-positive breast cancer with HR for death of 1.5 (p=0.05). @*Conclusion@#Insulin or statin use before the diagnosis of breast cancer was associated with an increase in all-cause mortality. Subsequent analyses suggested that metformin or statin use may have been protective in patients with ER-negative disease, which warrants further studies.

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Journal of Breast Cancer ; : 182-193, 2020.
Article | WPRIM | ID: wpr-835603

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Purpose@#Endocrine therapy is a standard treatment for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, which accounts for 60%–75% of all breast cancer. Hormone receptor positivity is a prognostic and predictive biomarker in breast cancer. Approximately 50%–80% of breast cancer is also positive for androgen receptor (AR), but the prognostic and predictive value of AR expression in breast cancer is controversial. Here, we investigated AR expression and its prognostic value in patients with surgically resected breast cancer in Korea. @*Methods@#We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who had surgically resected breast cancer to collect AR expression data and other clinicopathological data. The optimal cut-off for AR positivity was determined using a receiver operating characteristic curve analysis. @*Results@#We reviewed 957 patients with surgically resected breast cancer from June 2012 to April 2013. The median follow-up was 62 months, and relapse events occurred in 101 (10.6%) patients. Unlike the cut-off value of 1% or 10% in previous reports, 35% was determined to be best for predicting relapse-free survival (RFS) in this study. At the cut-off value of 35%, 654 (68.4%) patients were AR-positive. AR expression was more prevalent in luminal A (87.6%) and luminal B (73.1%) types than in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (56.2%) or triple-negative (20.6%) types. AR expression of ≥ 35% was significantly related to longer RFS in a multivariate analysis (hazard ratio, 0.430; 95% confidence interval, 0.260–0.709; p = 0.001). @*Conclusion@#We propose a cut-off value of 35% to best predict RFS in patients with surgically resected breast cancer. AR expression was positive in 68.4% of patients, and AR positivity was found to be an independent prognostic factor for longer RFS.

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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 807-815, 2017.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-129225

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PURPOSE: While tumor markers (carbohydrate antigen 19-9 [CA 19-9] and carcinoembryonic antigen [CEA]) can aid in the diagnosis of biliary tract cancer, their prognostic role has not been clearly elucidated. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the prognostic role of tumor markers and tumor marker change in patients with advanced biliary tract cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with pathologically proven metastatic or relapsed biliary tract cancer who were treated in a phase II trial of first-line S-1 and cisplatin chemotherapy were enrolled. Serum tumor markers were measured at baseline and after the first cycle of chemotherapy. RESULTS: Among a total of 104 patients, 80 (77%) had elevated baseline tumor markers (69 with CA 19-9 elevation and 40 with CEA). A decline ≥ 30% of the elevated tumor marker level after the first cycle of chemotherapy conferred an improved time to progression (TTP), overall survival (OS), and better chemotherapy response. Multivariate analysis revealed tumor marker decline as an independent positive prognostic factor of TTP (adjusted hazard ratio [HR], 0.44; p=0.003) and OS (adjusted HR, 0.37; p < 0.001). Subgroup analysis revealed similar results in each group of patients with CA 19-9 elevation and CEA elevation. In addition, elevated baseline CEA was associated with poor survival in both univariate and multivariate analysis. CONCLUSION: Tumor marker decline was associated with improved survival in biliary tract cancer. Measuring tumor marker after the first cycle of chemotherapy can be used as an early assessment of treatment outcome.


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Humans , Antineoplastic Agents , Biliary Tract Neoplasms , Biliary Tract , Biomarkers, Tumor , CA-19-9 Antigen , Carcinoembryonic Antigen , Cisplatin , Diagnosis , Drug Therapy , Multivariate Analysis , Treatment Outcome
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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 807-815, 2017.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-129211

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PURPOSE: While tumor markers (carbohydrate antigen 19-9 [CA 19-9] and carcinoembryonic antigen [CEA]) can aid in the diagnosis of biliary tract cancer, their prognostic role has not been clearly elucidated. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the prognostic role of tumor markers and tumor marker change in patients with advanced biliary tract cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with pathologically proven metastatic or relapsed biliary tract cancer who were treated in a phase II trial of first-line S-1 and cisplatin chemotherapy were enrolled. Serum tumor markers were measured at baseline and after the first cycle of chemotherapy. RESULTS: Among a total of 104 patients, 80 (77%) had elevated baseline tumor markers (69 with CA 19-9 elevation and 40 with CEA). A decline ≥ 30% of the elevated tumor marker level after the first cycle of chemotherapy conferred an improved time to progression (TTP), overall survival (OS), and better chemotherapy response. Multivariate analysis revealed tumor marker decline as an independent positive prognostic factor of TTP (adjusted hazard ratio [HR], 0.44; p=0.003) and OS (adjusted HR, 0.37; p < 0.001). Subgroup analysis revealed similar results in each group of patients with CA 19-9 elevation and CEA elevation. In addition, elevated baseline CEA was associated with poor survival in both univariate and multivariate analysis. CONCLUSION: Tumor marker decline was associated with improved survival in biliary tract cancer. Measuring tumor marker after the first cycle of chemotherapy can be used as an early assessment of treatment outcome.


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Humans , Antineoplastic Agents , Biliary Tract Neoplasms , Biliary Tract , Biomarkers, Tumor , CA-19-9 Antigen , Carcinoembryonic Antigen , Cisplatin , Diagnosis , Drug Therapy , Multivariate Analysis , Treatment Outcome
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Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine ; (4): 109-112, 2017.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-653057

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Spinal cord infarction is a rare condition and is easily misdiagnosed owing to its initial non-specific manifestation. We report a case of a 77–year-old man who presented with chest pain and upper back pain initially, and was misdiagnosed with a myocardial infarction. Four hours after admission, he complained of numbness in his entire left leg below the knee, with rapid deterioration of neurological symptoms. After 9 hours, loss of sensation progressed up to the T4 dermatome, strength of both lower extremities deteriorated to grade 0, and decrease in anal tone and deep tendon reflex was observed. Initial magnetic resonance imaging findings were normal; however, a signal change occurred 3 days after symptom onset. When patients present with acute chest pain and neurologic symptoms, the possibility of ischemic cardiac disease as well as any neurological manifestations must be investigated. Emergency physicians must remember the value of serial physical examinations.


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Humans , Back Pain , Chest Pain , Emergencies , Heart Diseases , Hypesthesia , Infarction , Knee , Leg , Lower Extremity , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Myocardial Infarction , Myocardial Ischemia , Neurologic Manifestations , Physical Examination , Reflex, Stretch , Sensation , Spinal Cord Ischemia , Spinal Cord
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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 990-997, 2016.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-61885

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PURPOSE: Splenomegaly is a clinical surrogate of oxaliplatin-induced sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS). We investigated development of splenomegaly and its association with treatment outcome and genetic polymorphisms following adjuvant 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Splenomegaly was determined by spleen volumetry using computed tomography images obtained before initiation of chemotherapy and after completion of adjuvant FOLFOX in CRC patients. Ten genetic polymorphisms in 4 SOS-related genes (VEGFA, MMP9, NOS3, and GSTP1) were analyzed using DNA from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. RESULTS: Of 124 patients included, increase in spleen size was observed in 109 (87.9%). Median change was 31% (range, -42% to 168%). Patients with splenomegaly had more severe thrombocytopenia compared to patients without splenomegaly during the chemotherapy period (p < 0.0001). The cumulative dose of oxaliplatin and the lowest platelet count during the chemotherapy period were clinical factors associated with splenomegaly. However, no significant associations were found between genetic polymorphisms and development of splenomegaly. Disease-free survival was similar regardless of the development of splenomegaly. CONCLUSION: Splenomegaly was frequently observed in patients receiving adjuvant FOLFOX and resulted in more severe thrombocytopenia but did not influence treatment outcome. Examined genetic polymorphisms did not predict development of splenomegaly.


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Humans , Colorectal Neoplasms , Disease-Free Survival , DNA , Drug Therapy , Fluorouracil , Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease , Leucovorin , Platelet Count , Polymorphism, Genetic , Spleen , Splenomegaly , Thrombocytopenia , Treatment Outcome
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Anesthesia and Pain Medicine ; : 193-200, 2014.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-165334

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BACKGROUND: Endovascular stent graft placement is a useful treatment option in lesions of the thoracic aorta. The aim of this study was to assess the possibility of sedation with dexmedetomidine compared with general anesthesia in patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in a multi-center clinical trial. METHODS: Data from 38 patients with thoracic aorta lesions treated by TEVAR between April 2010 and November 2013 were retrospectively collected at two hospitals. General anesthesia or sedation with dexmedetomidine was determined according to the hospital. Demographics, anesthetic recordings, and complications were reviewed. RESULTS: Stent graft placement was technically successful in all patients. There were no events during the anesthetic period. A total of 38 patients underwent TEVAR; 29 patients received general anesthesia, and 9 received sedation. Dexmedetomidine sedation (loading dose: 0.5-1.0 microg/kg for 10 min, maintenance: 0.2-0.8 microg/kg/h) was successfully performed without anesthesia-related complications or mortality. During the procedure, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, and saturation of peripheral oxygen were not statistically different between general anesthesia and dexmedetomidine sedation. CONCLUSIONS: In our study, TEVAR under sedation with dexmedetomidine was shown to be a feasible procedure that was well tolerated without specific complications.


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Humans , Anesthesia, General , Aorta, Thoracic , Arterial Pressure , Blood Vessel Prosthesis , Demography , Dexmedetomidine , Heart Rate , Mortality , Oxygen , Retrospective Studies
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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 93-97, 2014.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-138529

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the breast is a very rare and indolent tumor with a favorable prognosis, despite its triple-negative status. Due to its rarity, there has been no consensus regarding treatments, and treatment guidelines have not been established. Here, we report on six patients with ACC of the breast. All of the patients initially presented with localized disease and no axillary lymph node metastases. Although some of our patients developed local recurrence or distant metastases, all patients had a favorable clinical course, and to date, none of the patients has died from complications of her disease. Here, we described the clinicopathologic features of ACC of the breast and review the current literature.


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Humans , Adenoids , Breast Neoplasms , Breast , Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic , Consensus , Glycogen Storage Disease Type VI , Lymph Nodes , Neoplasm Metastasis , Prognosis , Recurrence
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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 93-97, 2014.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-138528

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the breast is a very rare and indolent tumor with a favorable prognosis, despite its triple-negative status. Due to its rarity, there has been no consensus regarding treatments, and treatment guidelines have not been established. Here, we report on six patients with ACC of the breast. All of the patients initially presented with localized disease and no axillary lymph node metastases. Although some of our patients developed local recurrence or distant metastases, all patients had a favorable clinical course, and to date, none of the patients has died from complications of her disease. Here, we described the clinicopathologic features of ACC of the breast and review the current literature.


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Humans , Adenoids , Breast Neoplasms , Breast , Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic , Consensus , Glycogen Storage Disease Type VI , Lymph Nodes , Neoplasm Metastasis , Prognosis , Recurrence
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Korean Journal of Medicine ; : 446-451, 2013.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-117705

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Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung is defined as a group of poorly differentiated non-small cell carcinomas that contain a component of sarcoma or a sarcoma-like element. Most sarcomatoid carcinomas are known to have a poor prognosis. We describe a 45-year-old female never smoker and 49-year-old female never smoker with sarcomatoid carcinomas of the lung that expressed a specific EGFR mutation: microdeletion of exon 19. Their cancers progressed rapidly, despite appropriate conventional chemotherapy. After they took the EGFR-targeted agent gefitinib, there was a dramatic reduction in tumor size. Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the lung is a rare cancer whose pathogenesis is not well understood. According to these cases, the EGFR mutation could be a driver mutation and the potential therapeutic target of EGFR-targeted agents for sarcomatoid carcinoma in lung cancer patients, especially never smokers.


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Female , Humans , Exons , Genes, erbB-1 , Lung , Lung Neoplasms , Prognosis , Quinazolines , Sarcoma
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Korean Journal of Medicine ; : 324-328, 2013.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-79696

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Solitary splenic metastases from head and neck cancer are rare. We report a 35-year-old male with nasal cavity cancer with metastasis to the cervical lymph nodes. The patient underwent three cycles of induction chemotherapy, followed by left medial maxillectomy with modified radical neck dissection and concurrent chemoradiotherapy with weekly cisplatin. After 7 months of a disease-free interval, positron-emission tomography showed a high uptake in the spleen, and a biopsy confirmed metastatic carcinoma. After four cycles of systemic chemotherapy with docetaxel and cisplatin, laparoscopic splenectomy was performed. This case highlights that solitary splenic metastasis, although rare, may occur with a locoregionally controlled head and neck cancer and could be treated with local and systemic treatment.


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Adult , Humans , Male , Biopsy , Chemoradiotherapy , Cisplatin , Head , Head and Neck Neoplasms , Induction Chemotherapy , Lymph Nodes , Nasal Cavity , Neck , Neck Dissection , Neoplasm Metastasis , Positron-Emission Tomography , Spleen , Splenectomy , Taxoids
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Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society ; : 1122-1126, 1999.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-144755

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Orbital abscess is an inflammatory disease of the orbit which usually aries in children or adults. However, it also arises in infants and an appropriate treatment is needed because it often accompanies more severe symptoms, complications, and permanent sequales. Systemic administration of antibiotics and surgical therapy can be enployed as means of treatment. When one uses surgical therapy in addition to using systemic antibiotics, one can obtain good results with rapid improvement of symptoms and prevention of complications. Surgical aspiration and antibiotic treatment showed good results in an infant who was admitted due to proptosis, chemosis, eyelid edema, and drythema.


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Adult , Child , Humans , Infant , Infant, Newborn , Abscess , Anti-Bacterial Agents , Edema , Exophthalmos , Eyelids , Orbit
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Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society ; : 1122-1126, 1999.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-144742

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Orbital abscess is an inflammatory disease of the orbit which usually aries in children or adults. However, it also arises in infants and an appropriate treatment is needed because it often accompanies more severe symptoms, complications, and permanent sequales. Systemic administration of antibiotics and surgical therapy can be enployed as means of treatment. When one uses surgical therapy in addition to using systemic antibiotics, one can obtain good results with rapid improvement of symptoms and prevention of complications. Surgical aspiration and antibiotic treatment showed good results in an infant who was admitted due to proptosis, chemosis, eyelid edema, and drythema.


Subject(s)
Adult , Child , Humans , Infant , Infant, Newborn , Abscess , Anti-Bacterial Agents , Edema , Exophthalmos , Eyelids , Orbit
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