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OBJECTIVES To investigate the frequency of pseudoprogression of glioblastoma in Chinese patients receiving concomitant chemoradiotherapy and investigate its association with pseudoprogression and tumour molecular marker O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase promoter methylation status. DESIGN Case series with internal comparisons. SETTING University(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Experimental evidence has indicated the benefits of simvastatin for the treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Two randomized placebo-controlled pilot trials that used the highest clinically approved dose of simvastatin (80 mg daily) gave positive results despite the fact that a lower dose of simvastatin (40 mg daily) did not improve(More)
To exclude underlying vascular abnormalities in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, the traditional paradigm requires investigation using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in both the acute and subacute phases. We investigated whether MRI and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), in the subacute stage of intracerebral hematoma, had high(More)
OBJECT Anterior temporal lobe resection plus amygdalohippocampectomy can cause damage to the anterior portion of the optic radiation, also known as the Meyer loop, resulting in homonymous superior quadrantanopia. Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) of the Meyer loop can help in surgical planning. In this study, the distance of the(More)
AIM To compare the risk of postoperative haemorrhage with different sizes of brain biopsy needles. PATIENTS AND METHOD A cohort of patients using a 2.5-mm outer diameter side-cutting biopsy needle was compared to a subsequent cohort using a 1.8-mm needle of the same type. All data were collected prospectively. A CT scan was done within 12 h after surgery.(More)
With the advanced technology of multi-slice CT scans, we explored the effectiveness of CT angiography (CTA) in place of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in patients with acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We performed a computerized PubMed search of the literature from inception to 27 July 2011 to find reports of similar comparative(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) on MRI gradient echo images are hemosiderin deposits, which may predict intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The risk of ICH in patients with CMBs could be exacerbated by the use of antithrombotics. The purpose of our study is to prospectively evaluate the risk of ICH in patients with ischemic stroke who receive(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess time management of stroke thrombolysis triage and functional outcomes in patients receiving recombinant tissue plasminogen activator for hyperacute stroke, and identify bottlenecks in delivery of the treatment. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING A university teaching hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS Patients with suspected(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE we compared the effectiveness of using computed tomographic angiography and venography (CTAV) with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in young or nonhypertensive patients with acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. METHODS we prospectively recruited 109 young (age between 18 and 45 years) or nonhypertensive patients with(More)