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Recent studies have shown that MRS can substantially improve the non-invasive categorization of human brain tumours. However, in order for MRS to be used routinely by clinicians, it will be necessary to develop reliable automated classification methods that can be fully validated. This paper is in two parts: the first part reviews the progress that has been(More)
To examine the relationship between neuropsychological sequelae and atrophy parameters from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) following paediatric moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), 19 head injured children and adolescents were studied at least 6 years after injury. Three-dimensional MRI scans were obtained. A semi-automatic computerized method(More)
In order to investigate the relationship between age at injury and long-term neuropsychological impairment, 29 children and adolescents who sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI) were studied at least 6 years post-trauma. Tests of intellectual, memory, visuospatial and frontal lobe functions were administered to patients and 29 normal matched control(More)
Surgery is the treatment of choice for many pituitary tumors; pituitary function may suffer after operation, but relief of pressure on the normal pituitary may also favor postoperative recovery of hypopituitarism. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of new appearance and recovery of hypopituitarism after neurosurgery and try to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish some therapeutic criteria about the treatment of AVMs of III, IV and V grade of Spetzler and Martin and to analyse the results in the subgroup of preoperative embolization plus surgery. METHODS We perform a retrospective analysis of a group of 31 patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) treated in our center between 1999 and(More)
UNLABELLED Using flow cytometry, DNA content and index, and/or proliferative capacity (measuring proliferating cell nuclear antigen PCNA) in operated pituitary tumors, control pituitaries obtained at necropsy, and experimental pituitary hyperplasia induced in rats were analyzed. Simultaneous measurement of cell ploidy and proliferation differentiated normal(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of focal frontal lesions, identified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in a group of traumatic brain injured (TBI) patients, in order to clarify the sensitivity of phonemic and semantic fluency tasks as tests of frontal lobe functioning. Thirteen TBI patients were included and matched with a normal(More)
OBJECTIVE Neurosurgery is one of the main therapies for pituitary tumors; optimising outcome is highly desirable for the patient and the health system. We have analysed predictors of outcome in surgically treated pituitary adenomas operated in this centre. DESIGN AND PATIENTS A total of 289 patients underwent neurosurgery for a pituitary tumor, by the(More)