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PURPOSE To assess the feasibility and efficacy of intensive chemotherapy with hematopoietic stem-cell rescue (IC + HCR) in patients with refractory or recurrent primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) or intraocular lymphoma (IOL). PATIENTS AND METHODS IC consisted of thiotepa 250 mg/m(2)/d days -9 through -7, busulfan 10 mg/kg (total dose) days -6 through -4, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our retrospective study was performed to reassess the common dynamic CT manifestations of cystic tumors of the pancreas and to determine whether they might allow the differentiation between benign and malignant tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dynamic CT examinations of 19 patients with 20 cystic tumors of the pancreas, including 7 serous(More)
PURPOSE To determine the feasibility and sensitivity of multisection fast low-angle shot (FLASH) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the depiction of hepatic metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS The cases of 10 patients with 39 surgically proved hepatic metastases were prospectively evaluated. After unenhanced T1- and T2-weighted spin-echo (SE) and FLASH(More)
BACKGROUND Relationship between respiratory morbidity and influenza virus has been well-documented in infants, whatever their age. However, in spite of severe cardiac and respiratory events of central origin, autonomic dysfunction potentially induced by this virus is poorly understood. We thus explored the autonomic nervous system (ANS) profile of infected(More)
The increasing number of geriatric patients is one of the most important problems for the next years. This kind of patients is often dependent and does not tolerate environment changes so that hospitalization can strongly deteriorate the elderly health state. This paper focuses on two services of the geriatric services: the Short Stay (Acute Care) and(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to appreciate the place and role of geriatric assessment in elderly patients with prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of prostate cancer patients who underwent geriatric assessment during the therapeutic management from 2008 to 2014. Patient, tumor, treatment characteristics(More)
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