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BACKGROUND A small proportion of strokes are caused by cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM). Treatment to prevent intracranial haemorrhage itself carries risks, and untreated AVM may in many cases have a good prognosis. We investigated the risk of subsequent symptomatic bleeding in the clinical course of AVM in patients with and without an initial(More)
PURPOSE To examine the distribution of arterial hypotension surrounding arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) using a standardized system of vascular zones. METHODS Mean arterial pressures were recorded during superselective cerebral angiography in 96 patients with AVMs (before they underwent liquid polymer embolization) with the use of a system of vascular(More)
SUMMARY We investigated the type and early clinical course of seizure disorders in cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Decisions on invasive treatment for AVMs depend on detailed knowledge of the natural course and prognosis of neurologic sequelae. Among 328 patients of a prospective cerebral AVM databank 92 (28%) presented with seizures unrelated(More)
We demonstrated that hydrophobic derivatives of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)flufenamic acid (FA), can be formed into stable nanometer-sized prodrugs (nanoprodrugs) that inhibit the growth of glioma cells, suggesting their potential application as anticancer agent. We synthesized highly hydrophobic monomeric and dimeric prodrugs of FA via(More)
Obesity is a known risk factor for PDA and recent reports suggest obesity has a negative impact on clinical outcomes in patients with PDA. Pretreatment body mass index (BMI) and serum albumin (SA) have been shown to be associated with worse overall survival in patients with advanced and metastatic PDA. However, minimal data exists on the impact of BMI and(More)
Cancer cachexia contributes to poor prognosis through progressive depletion of the body's energy and protein reserves; research is revealing the impact of the quantitly of these reserves on survival. Our group has exploitated computed tomography (CT) images to study body composition in cancer patients. We argue that CT taken for the purposes of diagnosis(More)
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