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PURPOSE To investigate radiation necrosis in patients treated for glioma in terms of incidence, outcomes, predictive and prognostic factors. METHODS AND MATERIALS Records were reviewed for 426 patients followed up until death or for at least 3 years. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify predictive and prognostic factors. Multivariate(More)
Stereotactic radiation therapy has emerged as an alternative to conventional radiotherapy for treatment of Cushing disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of this treatment. Records of patients with Cushing disease treated with stereotactic radiation were reviewed. Seventeen patients underwent stereotactic radiosurgery. Ten(More)
PURPOSE To assess factors related to the risk of acute urinary retention and other morbidity indices in patients undergoing transperineal seed implantation of the prostate. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and seventy-three consecutive patients treated with (125)Iodine transperineal interstitial permanent prostate brachytherapy (TIPPB) were evaluated.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the management of and outcomes in a population-based cohort of patients with newly diagnosed glioma. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS Retrospective cohort study of patients with glioma newly diagnosed over the period 1998-2000 in Victoria. Patients were identified from the population-based Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR). Doctors(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)
This study aimed to describe the radiotherapy (RT) management and subsequent outcome in a cohort of patients with newly diagnosed glioma. Treatment details were obtained via a questionnaire completed by neurosurgeons, radiation and medical oncologists who treated patients diagnosed with glioma in Victoria during 1998-2000. Patients were identified by using(More)
Between 1984 and 1993, 40 high risk patients (45 hips) received postoperative irradiation as prophylaxis against heterotopic ossification (HO). Radiotherapy was commenced within 5 days of the surgery in 43 of 45 hips. The development of HO was assessed by comparison of radiographic films prior to irradiation and at least 2 months after treatment (median(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)
The objective of this paper is to examine the efficacy and safety of hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) in the treatment of skull base meningiomas. Thirty-eight patients were treated with a median prescribed dose of 37.5 Gy in 15 fractions to the 80% isodose. Median follow-up was 47 months. Ten males and 28 females of median age 55.5 years(More)