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While the prognosis of acute childhood leukemia has improved, long-term survivors are increasingly experiencing late effects of the treatment. Cranially irradiated survivors are predisposed to the development of CNS tumors. Our aim was to describe the incidence of secondary brain tumors and to define the significance of treatment-related risk factors and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to test the hypothesis that omitting the first three pills of the contraceptive cycle leads to ovulation. STUDY DESIGN Ninety-nine women, randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatments of combined oral contraceptives, completed the study. Treatments contained ethinyl estradiol and either monophasic gestodene, triphasic gestodene, or(More)
Background. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has, for the most part, replaced irreversible stereotactic coagulations in the surgical treatment of advanced Parkinson’s disease. This study was undertaken to evaluate the benefits of bilateral STN stimulation related to its potential risks and side effects. Method. Twenty-nine consecutive Parkinsonian patients(More)
The age-dependent occurrence of cervical degenerative changes was studies using 0.1 T MRI in 89 asymptomatic volunteers aged 9 to 63 years. The degree of DD (disc darkening on T2*-weighted images), disc protrusions and prolapses, narrowing of disc spaces, dorsal osteophytes and spinal canal stenosis were assessed. Abnormalities were commoner in older(More)
We report two patients with intractable partial seizures who developed generalized nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) after receiving tiagabine (TGB). Neither had a history of absence seizures or generalized epileptic discharges on prior EEG monitoring. Clinicians need to be aware of a possible association between TGB and NCSE.
Secondary syringomyelia associated with tumours of the porterior fossa [1–3] or even of the supratentorial space [4] is a known, rare condition. Usually, the symptoms caused by the tumour predominate, and resolve after the removal of the tumour. We describe a case of left tentorial meningioma causing large syrinx formation and presenting as sensory and(More)
Analysis of resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data is based on detecting low-frequency signal fluctuations in functionally connected brain areas. These synchronous fluctuations in resting-state networks have been observed in several studies with healthy subjects. In this study, we explored if independent component analysis (ICA) can(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurological disorder. Recently, bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) has become an option in the treatment of severe PD. We measured the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of 27 parkinsonian patients, who underwent a bilateral STN-operation. The instruments used for the evaluation(More)
Performing interventional procedures in the close proximity to an MR scanner widens the range of operations available for an optical tracking system. In order to gain the full benefits from both unrestricted use of surgical instruments outside the magnet and intraoperative imaging, a method for transferring the registration data of the optical navigator(More)
BACKGROUND Development of an image-guided operation theatre offering multimodal information for mini-invasive neurosurgical brain tumour operations. METHODS A multi-purpose resistive low-field MR scanner with on-off capability, was installed in a radio frequency-shielded operating room with in-room control panel and display. Intraoperative ultrasound(More)