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Meningiomas may influence both survival and neurological functions. Studies assessing the impact of surgery on health-related quality of life (HRQL) remain absent. In this prospective study we aimed to describe HRQL dynamics before and after surgery in patients with meningiomas. HRQL assessments were performed using EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D), a generic HRQL(More)
There are limited scientific data on the impact of smoking on patient-reported outcomes following minimally invasive spine surgery. The aim of this multicenter observational study was to examine the relationship between daily smoking and patient-reported outcome at 1 year using the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) after microdecompression for single- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between obesity and outcomes 1 year after laminectomy or microdecompression for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). METHODS The primary outcome measure was the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI). Obesity was defined as body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30. Prospective data were retrieved from the Norwegian Registry for Spine Surgery. (More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family, consisting of four tyrosine kinase receptors, c-erbB1-4, seems to be influential in gliomagenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate EGFR gene amplification and expression of c-erbB1-4 receptor proteins in human anaplastic astrocytomas. Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded sections from 31 cases(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis and treatment of astrocytomas, which are primary brain tumors, vary depending on the grade of the tumor, necessitating a precise preoperative classification. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) provides information about metabolites in tissues and is an emerging noninvasive tool to improve diagnostic accuracy in patients with(More)
Metastasis to the brain is a feared complication of systemic cancer, associated with significant morbidity and poor prognosis. A better understanding of the tumor metabolism might help us meet the challenges in controlling brain metastases. The study aims to characterize the metabolic profile of brain metastases of different origin using high resolution(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine current characteristics of bowel care practices of chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. DESIGN Prospective interview and examination of 100 SCI patients injured for more than 1 year. SETTING Freestanding rehabilitation outpatient SCI center. PARTICIPANTS One hundred chronic SCI patients. RESULTS The following bowel(More)
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