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Stereotactic thalamotomy of the thalamic nucleus ventralis intermedius (VIM) is routinely used for movement disorders. During this procedure, it has been observed that high-frequency (100 Hz) stimulation of VIM was able to stop the extrapyramidal tremor. In patients with bilateral tremor of extrapyramidal origin, who were resistant to drug therapy, the(More)
BACKGROUND The open-label, phase II RECORD-2 trial compared efficacy and safety of first-line everolimus plus bevacizumab (EVE/BEV) with interferon plus bevacizumab (IFN/BEV) in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Previously untreated patients were randomized 1:1 to bevacizumab 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks with either everolimus(More)
Sixty primary brain tumors (gliomas) were treated by interstitial radiosurgery using 192Ir according to a protocol based on the size of the tumor. In all cases, the radioactive wires were left in place for periods ranging from 5 to 10 days, according to dosimetry calculations, and then removed, which was made possible by the use of removable implants. The(More)
The lumbar CT horizontal sections identification requires three levels to be defined of each vertebra: The arthropedicular level (upper third) describes an (omega) at the back with its dense bone structures. At each side of the canal is the upper part of the lateral recess, the narrowest and therefore the most threatened part of the nerve root passage. The(More)
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