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New guidelines to evaluate the response to treatment in solid tumors using imaging techniques have major limitations and important implications for radiological workload. This consensus statement from the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS) reviews the RECIST criteria and addresses several challenges regarding tumour measurement. Recommendations are(More)
In 1999 there were 88,229 [corrected] notifications of communicable diseases in Australia reported to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). The number of notifications in 1999 was an increase of 3 per cent on notifications in 1998 (85,227) and the second largest reporting year since the NNDSS commenced in 1991. Notifications in 1999(More)
Measles is the most important cause of vaccine-preventable death in the world. In 1998, there were an estimated 30 million measles cases and 880,000 measles-associated deaths worldwide with 85 per cent of deaths occurring in Africa and South East Asia. 1 In recent years a dramatic reduction in measles incidence and the elimination of endemic measles(More)
Meningococcal disease causes at least 500,000 cases and 50,000 deaths worldwide each year. Epidemics of meningococcal meningitis occur in many parts of the world. Serogroup A is associated with explosive epidemics with attack rates up to 500 per 100,000. An epidemic of serogroup A in the African 'meningitis belt', which began in 1996, has resulted in at(More)
Indeterminate adnexal masses arise from inconclusive pelvic ultrasound examinations directed to evaluate suspected gynaecological problems but increasingly on ultrasound and computed tomography examinations performed for other reasons. As imaging of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts has moved from contrast studies to cross-sectional imaging,(More)
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