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Quality-of-life assessment in patients who had been surgically treated for cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma in childhood.
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It is concluded that psychosocial factors are critical to complete recovery and the QOL of children who undergo successful operations for benign cerebellar astrocytoma.
Outcome and tolerability of topiramate in brain tumor associated epilepsy
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Good seizure control with a low incidence of side effects is obtained using topiramate in brain tumor associated epilepsy using AEDs.
End of life issues in brain tumor patients
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Development of home care models of assistance may represent an alternative to in-hospital care for the management of patients dying of brain tumor and may improve the quality of end-of-life care.
Late multifocal gliomas in adolescents previously treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia
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It is probable that prolonged exposure to IT‐MTX may have had a synergistic effect with radiation in contributing to the unusual incidence of glial tumors in these patients.
Radionecrosis induced by stereotactic radiosurgery of brain metastases: results of surgery and outcome of disease
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An aggressive surgical attitude may be advisable in symptomatic patients with suspected cerebral RN, to have histologic confirmation of the lesion, to obtain a long-lasting relief from the mass effect and brain edema and to improve the overall quality of life, sparing a prolonged corticosteroid therapy.
Lacosamide as add-on in brain tumor-related epilepsy: preliminary report on efficacy and tolerability
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Preliminary data on the use of LCM in add-on in patients with BTRE indicate that this drug may represent a valid alternative as an add- on in this particular patient population, however, larger samples are necessary in order to draw definitive conclusions.
Phase II study of fixed dose rate gemcitabine as radiosensitizer for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme
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Concomitant radiotherapy–gemcitabine is active and well tolerated in newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme and activity is observed both in tumors with methylated and unmethylated MGMT promoter.
Home palliative care and end of life issues in glioblastoma multiforme: results and comments from a homogeneous cohort of patients.
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A well-trained neuro-oncology team that manages neurological deterioration, clinical complications, rehabilitation, and psychosocial problems with a multidisciplinary approach is required for patients with GBM.
Levetiracetam therapy in patients with brain tumour and epilepsy
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Preliminary open data indicate that add-on treatment with LEV in patients with brain tumours is safe and appears to be effective in reducing seizure frequency.
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