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For routine pretreatment verification of innovative treatment techniques such as (intensity modulated) dynamic arc therapy and helical TomoTherapy, an on-line and reliable method would be highly desirable. The present solution proposed by TomoTherapy, Inc. (Madison, WI) relies on film dosimetry in combination with up to two simultaneous ion chamber point(More)
The history of the treatment of vestibular schwannoma (VS) clearly shows a shift from microsurgery towards radiotherapy as "standard therapy". The microsurgical approach obviously yields excellent tumour control, but is hampered by a high morbidity rate, especially at the level of cranial nerves. The literature reports a normal facial nerve function in only(More)
The recent RTOG guidelines for future clinical developments in gynecologic malignancies included the investigation of dose escalation in the paraaortic (PO) region which is, however, very difficult to target due to the presence of critical organs such as kidneys, liver, spinal cord, and digestive structures. The aim of this study was to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND Myotonic dystrophy type 1 may be associated with low circulating dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels. This study was aimed at investigating the efficacy and safety of DHEA in myotonic dystrophy type 1 patients. METHODS This was a prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted from February 2005 to(More)
The authors report the case of a primary myocardiopathy of the young adult, related in fact to a rare muscular congenital disease: centro-nuclear myopathy. The case is different from the classic picture in that it is revealed late, by its cardiac manifestations which dominate the clinical picture and lead to an irreducible cardiac insufficiency requiring a(More)
In Besançon, we carried out 40 plateletphereses with the latest model of the Fresenius cell separator AS 104 to check this new system against the new generation of cell separators, according to the following criteria: less than 2x10 6 leukocytes (before filtration) and more than 5x10 11 platelets. The results show that platelet concentrates contained(More)
Surgery, after hematology, is the biggest consumer of homologous platelet concentrates. Platelet transfusion is indicated to prevent or control bleeding associated with deficiencies in platelet number or function. In surgery, general patterns (in function of pre-surgery platelet count) can be adopted in most of the indications for platelets. In emergency(More)
BACKGROUND Authors report clinical outcomes of patients treated with robotic stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for primary, recurrent and metastatic lung lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS 130 patients with 160 lesions were treated with Cyberknife SBRT, including T1-3 primary lung cancers (54%), recurrent tumors (22%) and pulmonary metastases (24%). The(More)
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