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BACKGROUND Neurostimulation of the subthalamic nucleus reduces levodopa-related motor complications in advanced Parkinson's disease. We compared this treatment plus medication with medical management. METHODS In this randomized-pairs trial, we enrolled 156 patients with advanced Parkinson's disease and severe motor symptoms. The primary end points were(More)
BACKGROUND Primary surgery followed by platinum-taxane based chemotherapy has been the standard therapy in advanced ovarian cancer. However, the prognostic role of complete and so-called optimal and suboptimal debulking and its interaction with biological factors has not been not fully defined. METHODS Exploratory analysis was conducted of 3 prospective(More)
PURPOSE In platinum-resistant ovarian cancer (OC), single-agent chemotherapy is standard. Bevacizumab is active alone and in combination. AURELIA is the first randomized phase III trial to our knowledge combining bevacizumab with chemotherapy in platinum-resistant OC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eligible patients had measurable/assessable OC that had progressed(More)
LBA5002^ Background: In three phase III trials in OC (2 front line, 1 PT-sensitive recurrent), BEV + CT → BEV significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) vs CT alone. AURELIA is the first randomized trial of BEV in PT-resistant OC. METHODS Eligible patients (pts) had OC (measurable by RECIST 1.0 or assessable) that had progressed ≤6 mo after ≥4(More)
BACKGROUND Borderline ovarian tumours (BOTs) are recognised as a unique entity of ovarian tumours that do not exert infiltrative destructive growth or stromal invasion. Prognosis of BOT is much better compared to the more common invasive epithelial ovarian cancer. Information regarding prognostic factors is inconclusive and no prospective studies exist that(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy of the antibiotic minocycline as a drug treatment in patients with Multiple-System-Atrophy Parkinson-type (MSA-P). Sixty-three patients were randomized to minocycline 200 mg/d (n = 32) or a matching placebo (n = 31). The primary outcome variable was the change in the value of the motor score of the(More)
In 3,000 chorionic villi studies (CVS) 33 cases of mosaicism and 7 false-positive cell lines in all cells were seen. The mosaic cell lines were caused by aneuploidy of autosomes (13x), sex chromosomes (9x), and structural anomalies (11x). Mosaics of fetal origin were only 4 cases of trisomy 21 and one 47,XXY mosaic. In 7 cases abnormal karyotype of(More)
In 15 pregnancies at risk of the autosomal recessive type of polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD), there were six recurrences (40%), five of which were diagnosed prenatally between 17 and 26 weeks (mean, 22 weeks). In the remaining affected case, normal kidney size and echogenicity were still present at 30 weeks of gestation. Fetal kidney enlargement and(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with cerebral cavernomas have an estimated risk of the development of epilepsy of 1.5% to 2.4% per patient-year. OBJECTIVE To clarify the predictive value of different risk factors for epilepsy in patients with supratentorial cavernomas. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data of 109 patients with supratentorial cavernomas. The(More)
Cystic kidneys or renal cystic disease is a morphologic description for an etiological heterogeneous group of disorders ranging from solitary cysts to several forms of multicystic and polycystic kidneys. The combination of the examination of the kidneys and liver, clinical data, family history and the presence of associated anomalies is mandatory to obtain(More)