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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Risks associated with surgery of meningiomas, especially those located in the skull base, are influenced by tumor consistency and vascularity. The purpose of this study was to find out if vascularity, consistency, and histologic characteristics of meningioma can be predicted preoperatively by using low-field MR imaging, including(More)
129 patients with inoperable cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM) were treated by stereotactic proton beam irradiation. Symptomatic epilepsy was present in 29 patients (22.5%) before the treatment. It was markedly relieved by the radiosurgery leading to cessation of the seizures in 16 patients, the persisting seizure-free follow-up period ranging from(More)
Log files are often the only way to identify and locate errors in a deployed system. This paper presents a new log file analyzing framework, LOGDIG, for checking expected system behavior from log files. LOGDIG is a generic framework, but it is motivated by logs that include temporal data (timestamps) and system-specific data (e.g. spatial data with(More)
PURPOSE To elucidate possible effect of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy on interictal heart rate (HR) variability in patients with refractory epilepsy before and after 1-year VNS treatment. METHODS A 24-hour electrocardiogram (ECG) was recorded at the baseline and after 12 months of VNS treatment in 14 patients with refractory epilepsy, and once in(More)
A definitive pathoanatomic diagnosis was achieved in 14 biopsies of deep cerebral tumors in which the Laitinen CT adapter was utilized. In 5 patients, a third-ventricular colloid cyst was aspirated or resected by stereotactic endoscopy, with excellent results after a mean follow-up time of 2.5 years. Several instruments, including a diagnostic ultrasound(More)
BACKGROUND Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has, for the most part, replaced irreversible stereotactic coagulations in the surgical treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease. This study was undertaken to evaluate the benefits of bilateral STN stimulation related to its potential risks and side effects. METHOD Twenty-nine consecutive Parkinsonian patients(More)
The activities of serum aspartate aminotransferase (EC, L-aspartate: 2-oxoglutartate aminotransferase, ASAT) and alanine aminotransferase (EC, L-alanine: 2-oxoglutarate aminotransferase, ALAT) were determined in the sera of 1484 apparently healthy subjects using kinetic methods according to the Scandinavian recommendation (33). In the adult(More)
A case report is made on a 29 year old male suffering from drug resistant epilepsy with a left temporal focus and normal neuroradiological findings. Instead of the conventional partial temporal resection, the focus was stereotactically irradiated in five fractions using a standard linear accelerator (6 MeV), to a total dose equivalent of 10 Gy in a single(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurological disorder. Recently, bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) has become an option in the treatment of severe PD. We measured the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of 27 parkinsonian patients, who underwent a bilateral STN-operation. The instruments used for the evaluation(More)