Newell O Pugh

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PURPOSE To examine the effect of proton beam irradiation on subfoveal choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Randomized, prospective, sham-controlled, double-masked treatment trial. METHODS Thirty-seven subjects with subfoveal CNVM due to AMD were randomly assigned to 16-Gy proton irradiation(More)
The cosmetic and functional disability associated with mandibular resection has been a major problem to the patient with direct invasion of the mandible by oral cancer. Marginal resections with combined postoperative radiation therapy have frequently been substituted for the more preferred segmental resections and resultant deformities. Presented are 15(More)
Between 1983 and 1987, 79 patients received radiation therapy in combination with surgery for cancer of the endometrium. The pathology in all cases was adenocarcinoma. Most cases had deep myometrial penetration with moderate or poor differentiation. More than two-thirds of the patients had stage I disease. Twenty-two patients received preoperative(More)
Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) was developed as an adjuvant to surgery and external beam radiation for aggressive, extensive, or recurrent cancers of the head and neck. This report reviews the indications, technique, response, and complications of IORT. From May 1982 to May 1988, 104 patients received 15 to 20 Gy of radiation delivered through a Lucite(More)
Seventy-five patients who had advanced cervical metastasis with possible invasion of the deep muscles or carotid artery were approached with aggressive resection and intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). All metastatic nodes were greater than 3 cm, 65% were fixed on clinical examination, and 35% involved the carotid artery. Forty-six (61%) of the patients had(More)
As the head and neck surgeon expands the boundaries of resectability into the skull base, the margin of tumor clearance diminishes. Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) can be used as an adjunct to skull base surgery and external beam radiation to enhance local control in areas with close margins or remaining microscopic disease. During the period from May(More)
Between 1982 and 1984, we treated 28 patients with advanced head and neck cancer with surgery, combined with intraoperative radiation. All patients had squamous cell carcinoma. One patient had two separate sites treated and a second patient was treated on two occasions, allowing 30 sites for analysis. The overall survival for all patients treated was 67% at(More)
Forty-seven patients with recurrent head and neck cancer in a previously irradiated field were treated with surgical resection and intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). Recurrent disease occurred at a median of 18 months from primary treatment, and was at the primary tumor site in 31 and metastatic to regional lymph nodes in 16. Recurrences were squamous(More)
A computer software package was developed for the planning and execution of brain biopsy and radioactive implant procedures with the BRW Stereotaxic System. With the application of computer graphics and a zero-one integer variable programming algorithm, an implant plan with accompanying isodose distributions and stereotactic coordinates can be easily(More)