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BACKGROUND To assess management patterns and outcome in patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treated during 2008-2010 in Spain. METHODS Retrospective analysis of clinical, therapeutic, and survival data collected through filled questionnaires from patients with histologically confirmed GBM diagnosed in 19 Spanish hospitals. RESULTS We identified(More)
PURPOSE The DNA repair enzyme O(6)-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) inhibits the killing of tumor cells by alkylating agents, and its loss in cancer cells is associated with hypermethylation of the MGMT CpG island. Thus, methylation of MGMT has been correlated with the clinical response to 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU) in primary(More)
We have performed a methylation-specific PCR approach to comparatively analyze the MGMT promoter methylation status in 186 glioblastomas (GBM) from patients with classic survival and nine from patients with long-term survival (LTS GBM). The methylation rate in LTS GBM was significantly higher (77.8% vs. 39.2%, P = 0.033) which suggests that MGMT(More)
INTRODUCTION Room tilt illusion is a distorted perception of the spatial distribution of objects due to complex rotations in different planes. This distortion usually occurs in the vertical plane and is usually associated to vertebrobasilar ischemia. The etiology of the phenomenon varies greatly and only rarely corresponds to migraine aura. CASE REPORT(More)
INTRODUCTION Movement disorders, when caused by ischemic stroke, may appear as initial manifestation or after a variable interval of time. Among postictal movement disorders tremor is an uncommon manifestation. Holmes' tremor, which is a mixed tremor, is the most frequent type of tremor after stroke. It is associated to infarcts of various localizations(More)
Meningeal carcinomatosis (MC) as first manifestation of a transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder is rare. We report a 66-year-old man, smoker, who presented with two episodes of secondarily generalized partial motor seizures. The routine blood test, brain computed tomography (CT) scan, brain magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalogram were(More)
Isolated case reports suggest that breast tumors from patients with paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) and Yo antibodies overexpress human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). HER2 overexpression is present in 15%-25% of breast cancers and is associated with poor prognosis. We retrospectively analyzed the status of HER2 in breast tumors of(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The so-called neurological paraneoplastic syndromes (NPNS) are a group of diseases of the central nervous system of unknown etiology which are seen almost exclusively in patients with cancer. We review the main NPNS paying particular attention to those with ophthalmological and otological features. DEVELOPMENT Certain(More)