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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to differentiate true progression from pseudoprogression of glioblastomas treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with temozolomide (TMZ) by using histogram analysis of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and normalized cerebral blood volume (nCBV) maps. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To apply a texture analysis of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps to evaluate glioma heterogeneity, which was correlated with tumor grade. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty patients with glioma (WHO grade II (n = 8), grade III (n = 10) and grade IV (n = 22)) underwent diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and the corresponding ADC maps(More)
OBJECTIVE The study presents data on the 3-month prevalences of postpartum anxiety disorders (PAD) and postpartum depressive disorders (PDD) and their comorbidity in a German community sample. Associations with sociodemographic variables and previous history of psychopathology were analysed. METHOD Data were gathered in a longitudinal study over the first(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The assessment of the therapeutic response of high-grade gliomas treated with concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using temozolomide is difficult because of the frequent occurrence of early imaging changes that are indistinguishable from tumor progression, termed pseudoprogression. The purpose of this study was to determine whether(More)
OBJECTIVES To retrospectively evaluate concordance rates and predictive values in concordant cases among multiparametric MR techniques and FDG-PET to grade cerebral gliomas. METHODS Multiparametric MR imaging and FDG-PET were performed in 60 consecutive patients with cerebral gliomas (12 low-grade and 48 high-grade gliomas). As the dichotomic variables,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE High b-value DWI has been expected to have an additional diagnostic role and demonstrated some promising results in head and neck cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of DWI at a high b-value (b=2000 s/mm(2)) compared with a standard b-value (b=1000 s/mm(2)) and the ratio of ADC values of high and(More)
During pregnancy the fetus represents a semi-allograft. Both membrane-bound and soluble forms of the nonclassic human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G protect the fetus from maternal immune attack. To assess the relevance of soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) levels in the maternal circulation for the occurrence of characteristic pregnancy disorders, we analyzed sHLA-G plasma(More)
PURPOSE To explore the role of histogram analysis of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps based on entire tumor volume data in determining glioma grade and to evaluate the diagnostic performance of ADC maps at standard (1000 sec/mm(2)) and high (3000 sec/mm(2)) b values. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was approved by the institutional(More)
BACKGROUND Adding oral clodronate to postoperative adjuvant breast cancer therapy significantly improves disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS). Long-term follow-up data from the prospective, randomized, controlled study are reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with primary breast cancer received clodronate 1600 mg/day for 2 years or no(More)
PURPOSE To explore the role of histogram analysis of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps obtained at standard- and high-b-value (1000 and 3000 sec/mm(2), respectively) diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging in the differentiation of true progression from pseudoprogression in glioblastoma treated with radiation therapy and concomitant temozolomide. (More)