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Bipolar electrocoagulation is one of the most important procedures in modern neurosurgery. However, there are still many practical problems, especially tissue adherence to the tips of the coagulating forceps and the difficulty removing carbonized clots from the tips. Both make the process less accurate and more time-consuming. To prevent formation of(More)
The effects of high cervical spinal cord stimulation (cSCS) on regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) were investigated after experimentally induced subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) in rats by the means of (99m)Tc-HMPAO. The experiments were carried out on a total of 24 Wistar rats, divided in three groups [group I: control without SAH, group II: SAH, group III:(More)
A single center, prospective clinical trial was conducted evaluating 2 cycles of induction high-dose chemotherapy for adults younger than 65 years of age with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and 2 to 3 Age-Adjusted International Prognostic Index risk factors. Patients received one cycle of standard dose cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and(More)
The purpose of the present study was to review retrospectively our results of double high-dose therapy with DICEP (dose-intensified cyclophosphamide 5.25 g/m(2), etoposide 1.05 g/m(2), and cisplatin 105 mg/m(2)) re-induction followed by high dose melphalan 200 mg/m(2) (HDM) and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for 73 consecutive patients with(More)
Deafferentation pain syndromes developing after peripheral nerve lesions are difficult to treat. According to the follow-up (mean: 39.5 months) of 6 patients suffering from causalgic pain we will present our method of augmentative therapy in chronic neuropathic pain caused by peripheral nerve lesions, i.e., peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS), spinal cord(More)
An efficient procedure is required for the preparation, planning, and delivery of radiation therapy for involved field radiation to the neck and mediastinum. This technique must reduce tissue complications while maintaining dose uniformity. An elegant intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment that is forward planned has been developed. Both(More)
OBJECTIVES The significance of brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) wave VI for the outcome of comatose patients was assessed and compared to the prognostic impact of median nerve evoked somatosensory potential (MSEP) recording. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred sixteen patients in a comatose state due to traumatic brain injury (n = 57) and to(More)
Consensus has emerged among health practitioners, legal experts, clinical ethicists and the public that end-of-life decisions should be the shared responsibility of physicians and patients. In discussion of withholding cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cancer patients, however, opinion remains divided. We performed a quality assurance investigation on the(More)