Hamid Ekhteraee Toussi

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PURPOSE In this study factors are analyzed that may potentially influence the site of failure in pediatric medulloblastoma. Patient-related, disease-related, and treatment-related variables are analyzed with a special focus on radiotherapy time-dose and technical factors. METHODS AND MATERIALS Eighty-six children and adolescents with a diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the role of bone scan as a staging investigation in newly diagnosed untreated prostate cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bone scan results in patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer were reviewed and correlated with clinical stage, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and Gleason scores from the biopsy specimen. (More)
PURPOSE We demonstrate safety of renal artery embolization as an alternative to nephrectomy in symptomatic patients with obstructed, poorly functioning kidneys who are unfit for surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed renal artery embolization in 2 medically unfit patients with benign obstructive uropathy and poorly functioning kidneys. The affected(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and the symptom-associated quality of life (QoL) after radical prostatectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We carried out a prospective study (January 1999 to March 2001) of 50 consecutive men initially assessed in the nurse-led prostate assessment clinic for their LUTS and subsequently diagnosed to have(More)
In this paper, modelling and robust control of a two segment robot arm made from polypyrrole is proposed. Conjugated polymer actuators can be employed to achieve micro and nano scale precision, having a wide range of application including biomimetic robots, and biomedical devices. They can operate with low voltage while producing large displacement, in(More)
OBJECTIVES Partin tables are widely used to select and counsel patients prior to radical surgery for prostate cancer. However, Partin tables have been developed in the USA which has a different ethnic mixture from that of North Wales. We aimed to assess Partin tables' predictive ability in a Welsh population. MATERIALS AND METHODS 193 patients underwent(More)
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