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See detailPrognostic value of FDG PET/CT in patients with lung tumors treated by Cyberknife.
LOVINFOSSE, Pierre ULg; JANVARY, Zsolt Levente ULg; JANSEN, Nicolas ULg et al

in Journal of Nuclear Medicine (The) (2013), 54(SUPPL), 567

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See detailOperational Risk Management (ORM): the aviation safety model can be transposed into the medical sector
COUCKE, Philippe ULg; DELGAUDINE, Marie ULg; BOGA, Deniz ULg et al

in Belgian Journal of Medical Oncology [=BJMO] (2013), 7(5), 137-141

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See detailExpert consensus for multi-modality imaging evaluation of cardiovascular complications of radiotherapy in adults: a report from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography.
LANCELLOTTI, Patrizio ULg; Nkomo, Vuyisile T.; Badano, Luigi P. et al

in European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging (2013), 14(8), 721-40

Cardiac toxicity is one of the most concerning side effects of anti-cancer therapy. The gain in life expectancy obtained with anti-cancer therapy can be compromised by increased morbidity and mortality ... [more ▼]

Cardiac toxicity is one of the most concerning side effects of anti-cancer therapy. The gain in life expectancy obtained with anti-cancer therapy can be compromised by increased morbidity and mortality associated with its cardiac complications. While radiosensitivity of the heart was initially recognized only in the early 1970s, the heart is regarded in the current era as one of the most critical dose-limiting organs in radiotherapy. Several clinical studies have identified adverse clinical consequences of radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD) on the outcome of long-term cancer survivors. A comprehensive review of potential cardiac complications related to radiotherapy is warranted. An evidence-based review of several imaging approaches used to detect, evaluate, and monitor RIHD is discussed. Recommendations for the early identification and monitoring of cardiovascular complications of radiotherapy by cardiac imaging are also proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailStatut algofonctionnel chez les femmes belges après traitement pour néoplasie mammaire
DESSALLE, Marguerite ULg; MICHALET, A; BOURSE, Julie ULg et al

in Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (2013), 56S

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See detailIs it possible to improve radiotherapy team members’ communication skills. A randomized study assessing the efficacy of a 38h communications skills training program
GIBON, Anne-Sophie; MERCKAERT, Isabelle; LIENARD, Aurore et al

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (2013), 109(1), 170177

Background and purpose: Optimizing communication between radiotherapy team members and patients and between colleagues requires training. This study applies a randomized controlled design to assess the ... [more ▼]

Background and purpose: Optimizing communication between radiotherapy team members and patients and between colleagues requires training. This study applies a randomized controlled design to assess the efficacy of a 38-h communication skills training program. Material and methods: Four radiotherapy teams were randomly assigned either to a training program or to a waiting list. Team members’ communication skills and their self-efficacy to communicate in the context of an encounter with a simulated patient were the primary endpoints. These encounters were scheduled at the baseline and after training for the training group, and at the baseline and four months later for the waiting list group. Encounters were audiotaped and transcribed. Transcripts were analyzed with content analysis software (LaComm) and by an independent rater. Results: Eighty team members were included in the study. Compared to untrained team members, trained team members used more turns of speech with content oriented toward available resources in the team (relative rate [RR] = 1.38; p = 0.023), more assessment utterances (RR = 1.69; p < 0.001), more empathy (RR = 4.05; p = 0.037), more negotiation (RR = 2.34; p = 0.021) and more emotional words (RR = 1.32; p = 0.030), and their self-efficacy to communicate increased (p = 0.024 and p = 0.008, respectively). Conclusions: The training program was effective in improving team members’ communication skills and their self-efficacy to communicate in the context of an encounter with a simulated patient. Future study should assess the effect of this training program on communication with actual patients and their satisfaction. Moreover a cost-benefit analysis is needed, before implementing such an intensive training program on a broader scale. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact de l’utilisation de la Luminette® sur le bien-être au travail dans un service de radiothérapie
BRAGARD, Isabelle ULg; COUCKE, Philippe ULg

in Cancer Radiotherapie (2013), 17(8), 731-735

Purpose <br /> <br />Studies showed beneficial effect of light therapy on well-being at work. Our randomized cross-over study aimed at analyzing the effects of light exposition with the use of Luminette® ... [more ▼]

Purpose <br /> <br />Studies showed beneficial effect of light therapy on well-being at work. Our randomized cross-over study aimed at analyzing the effects of light exposition with the use of Luminette® in a hospital department without access to natural light. <br />Materials and methods <br /> <br />The study design proposed an alternation between two periods of four weeks of use of Luminette® and two periods of four weeks without Luminette®. After every period, participants completed questionnaires (sociodemographic data, seasonal and general depression, anxiety, quality of sleep, slumber and general health). <br />Results <br /> <br />Twenty-five persons participated in the study (average age = 36.5, SD = 7.7). The sample showed several benefits after one month of Luminette®: diurnal slumber (P = 0.046), general health perception (P = 0.026), physical functioning (P = 0.042), pains (P = 0.023) and role limitations due to emotional problems (P = 0.013). One month later, certain benefits remained without light therapy: diurnal slumber (P = 0.028), pains (P = 0.044) and emotional problems (P = 0.042). <br />Conclusion <br /> <br />This study has showed that the use of Luminette® could lead to similar positive results to those obtained with light therapy in other studies. This study has confirmed that Luminette® could have a positive effect on well-being at work. [less ▲]

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See detailLocalisation des centres de radiothérapie : une analyse géographique exploratoire pour la Belgique
COTTEELS, C.; PEETERS, D.; COUCKE, Philippe ULg et al

in Cancer Radiotherapie (2012), 16(7), 604612

Purpose The distance between the patient's home and a radiotherapy department may represent a hurdle for the patient and influence treatment choice. Therefore, it is necessary to check whether the ... [more ▼]

Purpose The distance between the patient's home and a radiotherapy department may represent a hurdle for the patient and influence treatment choice. Therefore, it is necessary to check whether the geographical distribution of radiotherapy centers is in accordance with cancer incidence, taking also into account the cost of travelling to the radiotherapy department. The objective of this study is double; first, to map the current locations of radiotherapy centers across the country and second, to evaluate the observed spatial disparities with appropriate tools. Materials and methods A model of operational research (P-median) is used to suggest the optimal locations and allocations and to compare them with the current situation. This is an exploratory study with simple inputs. It helps to better understand the current geographical distribution of radiotherapy centers in Belgium as well as its possible limitations. Results–conclusion It appears that the current situation is on the average acceptable in terms of accessibility to the service and that the method presents huge potentialities for decision making so as to yield a spatial system that is both efficient and equitable. [less ▲]

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See detailPractical application of Reason's model in a department of radiotherapy
DELGAUDINE, Marie ULg; LENAERTS, Eric ULg; RENARD, A et al

Conference (2012)

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See detailThe Spectrum hypothesis and the technical revolution in radiotherapy at the origin of major paradigm shift
COUCKE, Philippe ULg

in Belgian Journal of Medical Oncology [=BJMO] (2012), 6(5), 151-156

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See detailRadiothérapie dans le cadre d’une maladie de Paget touchant la région génitale
WERENNE, Xavier ULg; HERMESSE, Johanne ULg; PIRET, Pascal ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2012), 67(2), 61-63

Une maladie de Paget urogénitale est habituellement traitée par chirurgie. Cependant, dans certains cas, que ce soit dans le contexte d’une récidive ou à l’évocation d’une chirurgie mutilante, la ... [more ▼]

Une maladie de Paget urogénitale est habituellement traitée par chirurgie. Cependant, dans certains cas, que ce soit dans le contexte d’une récidive ou à l’évocation d’une chirurgie mutilante, la radiothérapie peut être une alternative. Nous relatons le cas d’une patiente traitée avec succès par radiothérapie. [less ▲]

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See detaily a-t-il une place pour la radiothérapie en fin de vie ?
BARTHELEMY, Nicole ULg; JANSEN, Nicolas ULg; GENNIGENS, Christine ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2012), 67(3), 128132

Près de 50 % des patients atteints d’un cancer bénéficient, à un moment de leur trajet de soins, d’une irradiation. Celle-ci peut être administrée avec une intention curative ou palliative, en fonction de ... [more ▼]

Près de 50 % des patients atteints d’un cancer bénéficient, à un moment de leur trajet de soins, d’une irradiation. Celle-ci peut être administrée avec une intention curative ou palliative, en fonction de l’extension de la maladie, de l’état général du patient et de sa volonté. Le but d’une irradiation palliative, sera de contrôler localement la tumeur ou la métastase et, donc, de ralentir l’évolution du cancer. La radiothérapie peut également être utile pour supprimer un symptôme et, ainsi, être un des traitements de confort en fin de vie. La dose totale, la dose par fraction ainsi que la technique d’irradiation sont adaptées à l’intention du traitement. Cet article passe en revue les principales indications d’irradiation en fin de vie. [less ▲]

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See detailCyberknife et pathologies bénignes
LALLEMAND, François ULg; JANVARY, Zsolt Levente ULg; JANSEN, Nicolas ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2011), 66(11), 568-574

Conventional radiotherapy is known to be an effective treatment approach even for “benign” pathologies. However, this kind of treatment yields a high potential for side effects. The Cyberknife®, a robotic ... [more ▼]

Conventional radiotherapy is known to be an effective treatment approach even for “benign” pathologies. However, this kind of treatment yields a high potential for side effects. The Cyberknife®, a robotic stereotactic radiotherapy device, enables to offset a large proportion of the disadvantages encountered with conventional radiotherapy essentially through the high precision of dose administration and sparing of healthy tissues. Therefore, it seems to be a treatment of choice in the approach of some benign intracranial diseases. We review published data on indications and outcome of Cyberknife® for intracranial “non-malignant” disease. [less ▲]

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See detailCyberknife for lung tumors : the first Belgian experience at CHU Liege and initiated research projects
JANSEN, Nicolas ULg; COUCKE, Philippe ULg

Conference (2011, October 15)

Results are presented of the first Belgian Cyberknfe experience (robotic stereotactic radiotherapy of early lung cancer). Future research projects are detailed : (1) cost analysis (2) comparative ... [more ▼]

Results are presented of the first Belgian Cyberknfe experience (robotic stereotactic radiotherapy of early lung cancer). Future research projects are detailed : (1) cost analysis (2) comparative dosimetry (3) predictive markers for response [less ▲]

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