A review on permanent implants for prostate brachytherapy with comparison between stranded and loose seeds
A systematic literature review to validate the conclusions regards to stranded seeds versus loose seeds. Published data for this review were identified by searching the PubMed databases. Based on these studies, in addition to the reduction of migration and displacement, stranded seeds may have dosimetric advantages, especially in dose homogeneity and coverage of peripheral target area due to its connection characteristics. Treatment margins could be the reason why there was no significant discrepancy between loose seeds and stranded seeds groups in some studies. But intraoperatively built custom links will prolong operation time, with the proficiency of technology, the prolonged time gradually decreases. However, the advantages of dosimetric could be dependent on the techniques used by the physicians. The outcomes of biochemical failure rate also support this hypothesis.
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Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.
The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Department of Radiation Oncology
Asahi University Hospital
Gifu city, Gifu, Japan
Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb
Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE
Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)
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