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OBJECTIVE To gain information on the value of magnetic source imaging (MSI), 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), and ictal single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to predict seizure-free outcome following epilepsy surgery in patients who require intracranial electroencephalography (ICEEG). METHODS This work(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain information on the predictive and prognostic value of magnetic source imaging (MSI), 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography ((18)FDG-PET), and ictal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as compared with intracranial electroencephalography (ICEEG) localization in epilepsy surgery. METHODS This work was(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic surgeons spend a lot of time treating the pain of thoracotomy. METHODS A total of 119 consecutive patients underwent elective thoracotomy. They were prospectively randomized into two groups. One group received an injection of 1% lidocaine with epinephrine in the planned skin incision just before thoracotomy, and the other group(More)
Between 1984 and 1989, 159 patients presenting with advanced germ cell cancer were entered on a randomized clinical trial comparing the efficacy and toxicity of etoposide and bleomycin and either standard-dose cisplatin (20 mg/m2 daily for 5 days) or high-dose cisplatin (40 mg/m2 daily for 5 days). Of the 159 patients, 153 were assessable for toxicity and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify specific demographic, medical, functional status, and nutritional characteristics that predict the development of stage 2 or greater pressure ulcers among patients whose activity is limited to bed or chair. DESIGN Prospective inception cohort study. SETTING Tertiary care, urban, university teaching hospital. PATIENTS A total of(More)
BACKGROUND A prospective, multi-institutional, randomized surgical trial involving 486 localized melanoma patients was conducted to determine whether excision margins for intermediate-thickness melanomas (1.0 to 4.0 mm) could be safely reduced from the standard 4-cm radius. METHODS Patients with 1- to 4-mm-thick melanomas on the trunk or proximal(More)
OBJECTIVE A prospective multi-institutional randomized surgical trial involving 740 stage I and II melanoma patients was conducted by the Intergroup Melanoma Surgical Program to determine whether elective (immediate) lymph node dissection (ELND) for intermediate-thickness melanoma (1-4 mm) improves survival rates compared with clinical observation of the(More)
A stress and coping model was used to study predictors of individual differences in caregiver adaptation. A total of 54 family caregivers of elderly dementia patients completed interviews and questionnaires assessing the severity of patient impairment and caregiving stressors; caregiver appraisals, coping responses, and social support and activity; and(More)
OBJECTIVE We previously reported the resolution of syringohydromyelia without cerebellar tonsillar ectopia in five patients after posterior fossa decompression of the so-called Chiari 0 malformation. A sixth patient is described. In this study, the anatomy of the posterior fossa is analyzed using radiological imaging, enabling features of the posterior(More)
In experiments with suspensions of cells from colonic carcinomas, we noted that some colonic carcinomas contain large numbers of eosinophils. We therefore carried out a prospective study with 67 almost consecutive colonic carcinomas in our medical center after optimal fixation and staining for the demonstration of eosinophils. Infiltration of the primary(More)