J. J. Battermann

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To understand the influence of treatment techniques on the final outcome, as well as the relation of risk groups and of PSA nadir on the outcome, we reviewed our experience over more than 10 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients were treated in the period 1989 through 2000. Available for this evaluation are 351 patients. The(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the association between prostate specific antigen (PSA) bounce and disease outcome after prostate brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS We analyzed 975 patients treated with (125)I implantation monotherapy between 1992 and 2006. All patients had tumor Stage ≤ 2c, Gleason score ≤ 7 prostate cancer, a minimum follow-up of 2 years with(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluation of bladder-preserving treatment protocol. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term results of iridium-192 brachytherapy-based bladder-sparing treatment strategy in patients with solitary invasive bladder tumours. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS We performed a retrospective analysis of 111 patients with solitary T1G3-T2Gall bladder(More)
PURPOSE To study the radiation tolerance of the parotid glands as a function of dose and volume irradiated. METHODS AND MATERIALS One hundred eight patients treated with primary or postoperative radiotherapy for various malignancies in the head-and-neck region were prospectively evaluated. Stimulated parotid flow rate was measured before radiotherapy and(More)
Recent studies on lifestyle-related mechanisms involved in cardiovascular risk offer important clues for a better understanding of breast-cancer epidemiology. Central body-fat distribution promoted by an affluent dietary intake and a sedentary lifestyle over many years is related to elevated serum triglycerides and free fatty acids, with lower levels of(More)
Induction chemotherapy of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stage III with gemcitabine and cisplatin for downstaging of the tumour with the aim for further treatment with ionising radiation is one of the treatments for lung cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of the waiting time for radiotherapy, that is, the(More)
Seventy-one histologically malignant brain tumors, 52 histologically benign brain tumors, and 14 cerebral metastases were characterized according to DNA content and proliferative capacity. DNA ploidy, DNA index (DI), S-phase fraction (SPF), 5-bromo-2'-deoxy-uridine (BrdUrd) labelling index (LI), duration of S-phase (Ts), and potential doubling time (Tpot)(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE I-125 seed implantation is one of the treatment modalities for localized prostate carcinoma. It has few side-effects compared with radical prostatectomy and beam irradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS At the University Medical Centre, Utrecht, 249 naive patients were treated by perineal implantation between December 1989 and December(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In permanent prostate brachytherapy the dose distributions 4 weeks post implant differ from the intraoperative dose distributions. The purpose of this study is to compare intraoperative planning and post implant dosimetry for loose and stranded seed implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study investigates prostate dose coverage in(More)