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OBJECT Significant improvements in neurological function and pain relief are the benefits of aggressive surgical management of spinal metastatic disease. However, there is limited literature regarding the management of tumors with specific histological features. In this study, a series of patients undergoing spinal surgery for metastatic prostate cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Rehabilitation is a central treatment modality for patients with chronic cardiopulmonary disease. Physical exertion for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has typically been discouraged. Inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation has been shown to improve exercise capacity in patients with PAH. The present study aimed to evaluate(More)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has been described in the setting of malignant hypertension, renal disease, eclampsia, and immunosuppression. In addition, a single case of intraoperative (posterior fossa craniotomy) PRES has been reported; however, this case occurred in an adult. The authors present a clinically and radiographically(More)
BACKGROUND Although a rare complication of ionizing radiation, radiation-induced osteosarcoma is now more frequently recognized as radiation therapy has become common and cancer survival has increased. To date, publications on radiation-induced osteosarcoma of the cranium are limited to a few small series and case reports. METHODS Data from 175 patients(More)
Metastatic tumors are the most common brain tumors in adults, and their incidence is increasing. An accurate understanding of the epidemiology of metastatic brain tumors is useful for health care professionals to allocate appropriate clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and research resources. Reported incidences in the literature are derived from(More)
Background. Typical pulmonary carcinoids represent less than 5% of primary lung tumors. In patients with typical bronchial carcinoid, formal surgical resection still remains the gold-standard treatment. Data regarding long-term outcome in using flexible bronchoscope-based modalities under conscious sedation is very limited. Objectives. We sought to(More)
OBJECT National and international meetings, such as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meetings, provide a central location for the gathering and dissemination of research. The purpose of this study was to determine the publication rates of both oral and poster presentations at CNS and(More)
BACKGROUND This pilot investigation aimed to assess the relative and absolute test-retest reliability of commonly used functional performance measures in older adults with dementia residing in residential aged care facilities. METHODS A total of 12 participants were tested on the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), the Balance Outcome Measure for(More)
OBJECTIVE To critically review the effectiveness of the novel oral anticoagulants (rivaroxaban, dabigatran, ximelagatran, and apixaban) in the treatment of acute venous thromboembolism. DESIGN Systematic review and random effects meta-analysis. Data were extracted independently by two investigators. An adjusted indirect comparison was performed to compare(More)
BACKGROUND IDH1 gene mutations identify gliomas with a distinct molecular evolutionary origin. We sought to determine the impact of surgical resection on survival after controlling for IDH1 status in malignant astrocytomas-World Health Organization grade III anaplastic astrocytomas and grade IV glioblastoma. METHODS Clinical parameters including(More)