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This second part of our study of 'pure' oligodendrogliomas focuses on survival data analysis. In order to identify potentially useful prognostic factors and to assess the effectiveness of a new grading system, the 79 patients in the previously analyzed series for whom adequate follow-up could be obtained (52%) were entered in the present analysis.(More)
Quantitative imaging assessment of radiation therapy (RT) for diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) by measuring the velocity of diametric expansion (VDE) over time has never been studied. We assessed the VDE changes following RT and determined whether this parameter can serve as a prognostic factor. We reviewed a consecutive series of 33 adults with(More)
PURPOSE Definition of homogeneous tumor groups of oligodendrogliomas or oligo-astrocytomas is a basic condition for an adequate evaluation and comparison of the results of treatments in patients from various institutions. However, increasing discordances are observed in the histological diagnosis of these tumors. The main goal of this study is to assess(More)
OBJECT In this study, the authors address whether neurofilament protein (NFP) expression can be used as an independent prognostic factor in primary glioblastoma multiformes (GBMs). METHODS Three hundred and two consecutive adult patients with newly diagnosed supratentorial primary GBMs were analyzed (January 2000-August 2008). Detailed data regarding(More)
Microangiogenesis is a delayed but crucial event in the malignant progression of oligodendrogliomas. Accord-ingly, in the new Sainte-Anne grading system of oligodendrogliomas, endothelial hyperplasia and contrast enhancement, both being indicators of microangiogenesis, are key criteria for the distinction of grade A from grade B tumours. Vascular(More)
In a group of 22 patients with foci of brain softening certain blood clotting factor were determined at different stages of the disease. The control group consisted of 16 healthy subjects. Shortening of the prothrombin time was observed after 4 weeks in the group of patients as compared with the control group. The fibrinolytic activity was higher in the(More)
The authors studied 168 children of mothers with the diagnosis of epilepsy, with 94 of them aged below 15 years whose conception occurred already during the disease of the mother. The control group included 94 children of healthy mothers. These groups of children were matched for sex and age. The general condition was analysed with particular reference to(More)
A 28-year-old woman developed late post-partum eclampsia. CT scan showed focal cortical hypodensities and diffuse and bilateral hypodensity of the hemispheric white matter. These lesions were hypointense on T1-weighted sequences and hyperintense on T2-weighted sequences. The CT and MRI abnormalities resolved completely within a few weeks. These changes are(More)
  • M Koziak
  • 1978
In 60 patients with brain strokes the changes in serum triglycerides, cholesterol and optic density were determined in various stages of brain stroke. The control group included 60 patients without clinical evidence of atherosclerosis. Changes were observed in serum lipids in patients during brain stroke and they concerned mainly the levels of cholesterol(More)