Matt Portas

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PURPOSE Intracranial alphaFP and betaHCG secreting germ cell tumors have a very poor prognosis with local treatment alone. Because of efficacy of chemotherapy in extracranial forms, we tried in the SFOP (Société Française d'Oncologie Pédiatrique) to treat them with chemotherapeutic treatment exclusively. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighteen patients (10 alphaFP,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the acute alterations in triaxial accelerometry (PlayerLoad [PL(VM)]) and its individual axial planes (anteroposterior PlayerLoad [PL(AP)], mediolateral PlayerLoad [PL(ML)], and vertical PlayerLoad [PL(V)]) during a standardized 90-min soccer match-play simulation (SAFT90). Secondary aims of the study were to assess the test-retest(More)
The relative age effect (RAE) and its relationships with maturation, anthropometry, and physical performance characteristics were examined across a representative sample of English youth soccer development programmes. Birth dates of 1,212 players, chronologically age-grouped (i.e., U9's-U18's), representing 17 professional clubs (i.e., playing in Leagues 1(More)
Conventional therapy for intracranial germinomas is craniospinal irradiation. In 1990, the Société Française d'Oncologie Pédiatrique initiated a study combining chemotherapy (alternating courses of etoposide-carboplatin and etoposide-ifosfamide for a recommended total of four courses) with 40 Gy local irradiation for patients with localized germinomas.(More)
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