Ignacio Andrés

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PURPOSE To compare dose summation using a single plan (SP) approach for vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VBT) against dose summation after a rigid or deformable registration for each VBT fraction, in women with early stage endometrial cancer receiving postoperative VBT. METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective analysis of 19 patients who received VBT as the sole(More)
PURPOSE Several studies have analyzed the effect of bladder filling during vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VCB), but the effect of rectum filling has not been studied. We sought to evaluate the effects of rectal volume on rectal doses during postoperative VCB. METHODS AND MATERIALS Brachytherapy planning CT scans (334 sets) obtained from 92 consecutive(More)
PURPOSE Association between body mass index (BMI) and doses in organs at risk during postoperative vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VCB) treatment has not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to analyse the impact of BMI on the dose delivered to bladder and rectum during high-dose-rate VCB using computed tomography (CT) scans at every fraction. MATERIALS(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of rectal dose on rectal contrast use during vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VCB). METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective review of gynecology patients who received some brachytherapy fractions with and without rectal contrast was carried out. Rectal contrast was instilled at the clinician's discretion to increase rectal(More)
Current dopamine replacement therapies, in Parkinson's disease (PD), result in aversive side effects and rapid drug dose escalation over time. Therefore, a non-dopaminergic treatment would be an advantageous supplement to lower the dose of dopamine replacement treatment postponing the occurrence of side effects. The noradrenergic system plays an important(More)
AIM Our aim was to analyse the feasibility of integrating an MRI acquired in a non-radiotherapy set-up into the prostate cancer radiotherapy workflow. MATERIAL AND METHODS The MRIs of 15 prostate cancer patients, acquired with a flat table-top (MRI-flat), and with a curved tabletop (MRI-curve) were analysed. MRIs were rigidly (RIR) and non-rigidly(More)
UNLABELLED Monitoring of CsA blood levels two h post-dose (C2) has shown a higher correlation to drug exposure than monitoring of trough levels (C0) at least in adults, but initial doses and target blood levels of CsA have yet to be established in pediatric transplant patients. The objectives of the study were to describe the pharmacokinetics of CsA(More)
To evaluate the effects of rectal enemas on rectal doses during postoperative high-dose-rate (HDR) vaginal cuff brachytherapy (VCB). This prospective trial included 59 patients. Two rectal cleansing enemas were self-administered before the second fraction, and fraction 1 was considered the basal status. Dose–volume histogram (DVH) values were generated for(More)
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