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BACKGROUND Conventional noninvasive staging of esophageal cancer is inaccurate. This study investigated the role of positron emission tomography (PET) in staging esophageal cancer. METHODS Patients with potentially resectable esophageal cancer were included. A whole-body PET scan was acquired after injection of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and was evaluated for(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the authors in this study was to critically evaluate the role of whole-body positron emission tomographic (PET) imaging with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in staging esophageal cancer, and further to compare this method with conventional imaging with computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors performed(More)
BACKGROUND AIM OF THE STUDY to compare AG versus MAC using propofol & remifentanil in a day surgery setting evaluating intra and postoperative clinical conditions and emergence times. METHODS Propofol and remifentanil, either for general anesthesia (AG) then conscious sedation (MAC), have been administered to 218 patients undergoing mainly plastic or(More)
We evaluated stereotactic volume modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT) for canine gliomas, alone (radiotherapy [RT]) and in combination with temozolomide (RT + TMZ), compared with palliation. Overall and disease-specific survival times were estimated. Thirty dogs were palliated, 22 dogs were treated with RT and 20 with RT + TMZ. Complete and partial responses(More)
BACKGROUND In the last decade, there has been an exponential increase in cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implants. Remote monitoring systems, allow daily follow-ups of patients with ICD. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of remote monitoring on the management of cardiovascular events associated with supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias during(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate pain associated with chest tube insertion in a group of patients with malignant pleural effusions. DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING Acute care cancer center in an academic institution. PATIENTS Fifty-two patients with symptomatic malignant pleural effusions. Twenty-six evaluated by conventional approach to chest tube(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of hypofractionated stereotactic volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy in treating canine adrenal tumours with vascular invasion. METHODS A single-arm clinical study was performed. The dogs underwent total body computed tomography, brain and abdomen magnetic resonance imaging and endocrine assay. Adrenal(More)
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