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BACKGROUND The adrenal glucocorticoid stress response in humans causes catabolism, increasing blood glucose and heart rate, and possibly potentiates ischaemic damage to neurons. These effects could induce secondary brain damage in acute stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study was based on a single determination of s-cortisol in 172 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is a specific marker of myocardial injury related to in-patient fatality and cardiac injury in acute stroke. We investigated whether cTnI in acute stroke is related to serum cortisol, acute inflammatory response, and insular damage. We also investigated whether cTnI predicted outcome at 3 months. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although the causes of neurological deterioration in acute cerebral infarction have not yet been identified, many variables have been associated with deterioration. The aim of this study was to investigate deteriorating ischaemic stroke. METHODS Deterioration was defined as a decrease in Scandinavian Stroke Scale (SSS) of at least 2(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous recurrences of breast cancer may cause considerable discomfort due to ulceration, oozing, and pain and can also be difficult to treat. Electrochemotherapy is a localised anticancer treatment using electric pulses to make cell membranes permeable, augmenting uptake of chemotherapeutic drugs, and thus enabling highly efficient tumour cell(More)
It has been suggested that lesions in the insula may result in abnormal electrocardiographic (ECG) findings and increase the risk of sudden death. We investigated if computed tomography (CT) detected insular lesions due to acute stroke were related to ECG abnormalities and mortality at three months. Acute insular lesions were diagnosed in 43/179 patients(More)
OBJECT Meningiomas in children are rare, infrequently described in the literature, and often associated with neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). The authors report a series of 22 children treated for an intracranial meningioma in Denmark between 1935 and 1984. METHODS Of 1542 cases of pediatric intracranial tumors in children younger than 15 years of age, 22(More)
Regular exercise reduces the risk of cancer and disease recurrence. Yet the mechanisms behind this protection remain to be elucidated. In this study, tumor-bearing mice randomized to voluntary wheel running showed over 60% reduction in tumor incidence and growth across five different tumor models. Microarray analysis revealed training-induced upregulation(More)
The effect of aging of the herbicides atrazine, terbuthylazine, 2,4-D, and mecoprop on their bioavailability to degrading microorganisms was studied in soil and aquifer sediment. 14C-ring-labeled herbicide (2.5 mg/kg) was added to sterilized soil or aquifer sediment and stored at 10 degrees C for up to 103 d before inoculation with either the atrazine and(More)
BACKGROUND Although diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) is widely used in radiation therapy (RT) response studies, no standard of delineating the region of interest (ROI) exists. In this retrospective study, we evaluate the effect of four ROI strategies on the apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) in patients receiving palliative RT to(More)
We compared morphologic computed tomography (CT)-based to metabolic fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT-based response evaluation in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer and correlated the findings with survival and KRAS status. From 2006 to 2009, patients were included in a phase II trial and treated with cetuximab and(More)