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OBJECTIVE To test the hypotheses that memory and attention deficits are prevalent in survivors of childhood medulloblastoma (MB) and that these deficits are associated with problems with academic achievement. METHODS The medical charts of 38 child survivors of MB, who were administered the California Verbal Learning Test, Child Version (CVLT-C), Conners'(More)
Children treated for medulloblastoma demonstrate a variety of cognitive deficits in addition to white matter and hippocampal neuropathology. This study examined 40 children treated for medulloblastoma as compared with 40 demographically matched controls on the California Verbal Learning Test-Children's Version (D. C. Delis, J. H. Kramer, E. Kaplan, & B. A.(More)
This paper reports the development of a simulation model of the radiotherapy department of \Valsgrave Hospital and shows the results of experiments conducted using the model. In the radiotherapy department a key target is the number or days from the time that the consultant refers the patient to the department to the elate that the patient receives their(More)
Reliably quantifying therapy-induced leukoencephalopathy is a challenging task due to the similarity between its MR properties and those of normal tissues. Multispectral MR images were analyzed for 15 children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Three different analysis techniques were compared to examine improvements in the segmentation accuracy of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to assess sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) behavioral symptoms among pediatric survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and to determine the relationship of these behaviors with cognitive late effects. METHODS ALL survivors (n = 80) and a sibling control group (n = 19) were administered intelligence (IQ)(More)
Green cones of radiata pine were collected from two open-pollinated, elite families in two successive years at weekly intervals, and initiation of embryogenic cultures was investigated as a function of sampling date, initiation medium, explant type, and developmental stage. A combination of dissected embryos and a modified Litvay medium, Glitz, was best.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to provide empirical evidence of system-based barriers to psychological services for pediatric brain tumor patients when they are medically indicated. METHOD Insurance claims data covering 263,866 insured lives during the 1996 fiscal year were pooled from a cross-sectional national sample of adults and their(More)
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