Michael Dally

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OBJECTIVES To explore quality of life outcomes and the factors that influenced adjustment among individuals diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma. DESIGN This qualitative study involved a focus group design. METHODS Twenty-one participants who had been diagnosed with and/or treated for an acoustic neuroma since 2000 attended one of four focus groups.(More)
Data mining techniques provide a popular and powerful toolset to address both clinical and management issues in the area of health care. This paper describes the study of assigning prostate cancer patients into homogenous groups with the aim to support future clinical treatment decisions. The cluster analysis based model is suggested and an application of(More)
  • Mrs Tejaswini, Abhijit Hilage, R V Kulkarni, Leonid Churilov, Adyl Bagirov, Daniel Schwartz +3 others
  • 2011
Data mining is used for mining data from databases and finding out meaningful patterns from the database. Many organizations are now using these data mining techniques. In this paper authors has reviewed the literature of data mining techniques such as Association Rules, Rule Induction Technique, Apriori Algorithm, Decision tree and Neural network. This(More)
Chemotherapy has an increasing role in the management of gliomas. In particular, chemotherapy provides survival and quality of life benefits in the setting of recurrent high-grade gliomas and in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme. We have previously reported details on patterns of care regarding 828 patients diagnosed with a glioma in the(More)
We present our experience with hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HSRT) using 15 fractions to treat benign conditions of the cavernous sinus (CS) and emphasise the outcome in terms of cranial nerve (CN) function and toxicity for long term safety and efficacy. We performed a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on 112 patients with(More)
This study describes the management of and outcomes for adult and paediatric patients with newly diagnosed brain stem gliomas during 1998-2000 in Victoria. Adult patients were identified in a retrospective cohort study conducted by surveying doctors involved in managing incident brainstem glioma cases identified from the population-based Victorian Cancer(More)
This retrospective population-based survey examined current patterns of care for patients with recurrent glioblastoma (rGBM) who had previously undergone surgery and post-operative therapy at original diagnosis. The patients were identified from the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) from 2006 to 2008. Patient demographics, tumour characteristics and(More)
While melanoma brain metastases (BM) are consistently associated with worse survival compared to other histologies, whether they correlate with worse local control (LC) following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is not yet well-defined. In this study of prospectively and retrospectively collected data we investigated the impact of histology and other host,(More)
We describe the management of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in a population-based cohort and compare this to a previously studied cohort. We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients diagnosed with GBM from 2006-2008 in Victoria, Australia. Patients were identified from the population-based Victorian Cancer Registry(More)