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OBJECTIVE This study compared the potency of a somatostatin receptor (sstr)2-sstr5 analog, BIM-23244, of an sstr2-dopamine D2 receptor (sstr2-DAD2) molecule, BIM-23A387 and of new somatostatin-dopamine chimeric molecules with differing, enhanced affinities for sstr2, sstr5 and DAD2, BIM-23A758, BIM-23A760 and BIM-23A761, to suppress GH and prolactin (PRL)(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the relation between venous disease and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. BACKGROUND Optic nerve sheath fenestration and ventricular shunting are the classic methods when medical treatment has failed. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is caused by venous sinus obstruction in an unknown percentage of cases. Recently, endoluminal(More)
Human pituitary somatotroph adenomas can be associated with mutations of the s alpha-subunit of G proteins. However, the impact of the gsp mutations on the tumoral phenotype is not well understood at present. This study aims to determine whether the detection of this mutation could impact on the management of acromegalic patients. We examined 30 acromegalic(More)
Presently, there is no effective treatment for glioblastoma, the most malignant and common brain tumor. Growth factors are potential targets for therapeutic strategies because they are essential for tumor growth and progression. Peptidylglycine alpha-amidating monooxygenase is the enzyme producing alpha-amidated bioactive peptides from their inactive(More)
OBJECTIVE It is classically considered that the morbidity and mortality rates are greater for stereotactic biopsies of pineal region tumors, compared with tumors in other regions. However, to date, the number of cases studied in the literature has been insufficient to evaluate these parameters and compare them with the morbidity and mortality rates for(More)
OBJECT The authors sought to assess the functional tolerance and tumor control rate of cavernous sinus meningiomas treated by gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS). METHODS Between July 1992 and October 1998, 92 patients harboring benign cavernous sinus meningiomas underwent GKS. The present study is concerned with the first 80 consecutive patients (63 women and(More)
OBJECTIVE We report the long-term follow-up of 31 patients with cavernous sinus meningiomas who were treated either with surgery and radiotherapy (RT) or with RT alone. This retrospective review was undertaken to compare long-term efficacy and morbidity of RT with or without previous surgery versus complete, aggressive surgical removal. METHODS Between(More)
Since glioblastomas in adults are uniformly fatal, evaluation of easily reproducible prognostic criteria which would attempt to define groups of patients is required. However, there is lack of a clear consensus regarding the expression of some markers in the literature. Therefore, an immunohistochemical study was performed to determine the prognostic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the postsurgical outcome of patients with corticotroph microadenomas and to define predictors of the long-term outcome, with special emphasis on markers of tumor extension. DESIGN Prospective study of 53 corticotroph microadenomas treated by enlarged adenomectomy. Patients followed for at least 2 years were classified into two groups:(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Individual rupture risk assessment of intracranial aneurysms is a major issue in the clinical management of asymptomatic aneurysms. Aneurysm rupture occurs when wall tension exceeds the strength limit of the wall tissue. At present, aneurysmal wall mechanics are poorly understood and thus, risk assessment involving mechanical(More)