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We reviewed 200 patients with paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis (PEM) and anti-Hu antibodies to show possible clinical differences with respect to previous series, and to identify patient, tumour and treatment-related characteristics associated with neurological disability and survival. The median age of the 200 patients was 63 years (range 28-82 years) and(More)
The outcome of 34 women with anti-Yo-associated paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration was reviewed. Three patients had not developed cancer after more than 4 years of follow-up. The only independent predictor for survival was the type of associated tumor (risk ratio, 1.79; 95% CI, 1.02 to 3.12). Median survival was 100 months for patients with breast(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of a combination of immunoglobulins (IVIg), cyclophosphamide (CTX), and methylprednisolone (MP) on the clinical course of patients with paraneoplastic neurological syndrome (PNS) and antineuronal antibodies (Abs). METHODS Seventeen patients with paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis/sensory neuropathy (PEM/SN) with anti-Hu Abs(More)
BACKGROUND There is no community standard for the treatment of glioblastoma in patients 70 years of age or older. We conducted a randomized trial that compared radiotherapy and supportive care with supportive care alone in such patients. METHODS Patients 70 years of age or older with a newly diagnosed anaplastic astrocytoma or glioblastoma and a Karnofsky(More)
Gliomas are a complex and heterogeneous group of primary brain tumours. Mortality due to brain tumour has risen from 0.5% of cancer mortality in 1950 to almost 2.0% in 1985. The low incidence of this disease has limited the amount of data available, particularly for treatment. OBJECTIVES The objective is to define guidelines for the management of adult(More)
Neurological complications of radiotherapy and chemotherapy can affect the central or peripheral nervous system. Most are dose-dependent and constitute a limiting factor in the administration of treatments. Radiation-induced neurological complications are classified as acute, early-delayed or delayed. The most important are radionecrosis and cognitive(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate 1) the effect of the tumor treatment on the clinical course of paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis (PEM) with anti-Hu antibodies, 2) the impact of immunotherapy on the tumor evolution, and 3) the outcome of the small cell lung cancer (SCLC) of PEM patients compared with that of patients without PEM. METHODS The authors retrospectively(More)
From May 1990 to November 1994, 70 consecutive patients suffering from glioblastoma multiforme were treated following surgery with conventional radiotherapy and adjuvant IV BCNU administered alone or in combination with tamoxifen. Twenty-five patients received BCNU alone (control group A) while 24 patients also received 40 mg of tamoxifen (TMX) PO daily(More)
The authors determined the tolerance, response rate, and duration of recurrent anaplastic oligodendroglioma in 30 patients to temozolomide given orally at 150 to 200 mg/m2 on days 1 through 5 in cycles of 28 days. Nine patients responded: 7 of 27 patients (26%) treated with temozolomide after prior PCV chemotherapy and 2 of 3 chemotherapy-naive patients(More)
The objective of the study was to assess the efficacy of docetaxel in recurrent supratentorial malignant gliomas. The sample size of the study was determined by the Gehan's method for a response rate of 20% and a beta error of 5%. In the first step 14 patients (age 27-69, median 50; Karnofsky index 50-90, median 75) with recurrent malignant glioma after(More)