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OBJECTIVE Neuronavigational devices have traditionally used preoperative imaging with limited possibilities for adjustment to brain shift and intraoperative manipulation of the surgical lesions. We have used an intraoperative imaging and navigation system that uses navigation on intraoperatively acquired three-dimensional ultrasound data, as well as(More)
The presence of stem cell characteristics in glioma cells raises the possibility that mechanisms promoting the maintenance and self-renewal of tissue specific stem cells have a similar function in tumor cells. Here we characterized human gliomas of various malignancy grades for the expression of stem cell regulatory proteins. We show that cells in high(More)
PURPOSE Cells in the ependymal region in the adult central nervous system (CNS) have been found to possess neural progenitor cell (NPC) like features including capacity for generating new neurons and glia in response to injury and inflammatory disease. Whether these cells are activated after a peripheral nerve injury has not previously been extensively(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) generally live 12-15 months after diagnosis, despite maximal surgical resection, adjuvant radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. HCMV has been detected in 90-100% of GBMs. We recently found that low grade HCMV infection in GBM tumours was highly associated with survival over 18 months (case-control study).(More)
Cytomegalovirus is highly prevalent in glioblastomas. In 2006, we initiated a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, hypothesis-generating study to examine the safety and potential efficacy of Valganciclovir as an add-on therapy for glioblastoma. Forty-two glioblastoma patients were randomized in double-blind fashion to receive Valganciclovir or(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) represent the most aggressive brain tumor with a median overall survival of about 12-15 months. Over 90% of GBM tumors have recently been shown to be infected with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). In this case-control study, we evaluated whether there was an association between the grade of HCMV infection and long-term survival (>(More)
To the Editor: Söderberg-Nauclér et al. (Sept. 5 issue)1 report that cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigens are detected in more than 99% of human glioblastomas. In their trial, in which the benefit of valganciclovir was evaluated in patients with glioblastoma,2 29% of the 42 participating patients were seronegative for CMV IgG, a result similar to that obtained in(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study retrospectively assessed delayed gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) in the management of high-grade glioma recurrences. METHODS A total of 55 consecutive patients with high-grade glioma comprising 68 World Health Organization (WHO) III and WHO IV were treated with GKRS for local recurrences between 2001 and 2007. All patients had(More)
Optimal standard conditions for protein extraction and solubilization from frozen tissue samples have been examined. Quantitative differences in specific protein amounts or post-translational modifications underlie many, if not all, disease states. Maximal and standardized extraction and solubilization of protein from diseased or healthy tissue is important(More)