Patrick Bowden

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BACKGROUND Conducting regular multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings requires significant investment of time and finances. It is thus important to assess the empirical benefits of such practice. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the literature regarding the impact of MDT meetings on patient assessment, management and outcomes in oncology(More)
PURPOSE To examine the interclinician variation in the definition of gross tumor volume (GTV) in patients undergoing radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), develop methods to minimize this variation, and test these methods. METHODS AND MATERIALS The radiotherapy planning computed tomography (CT) scans of 6 consecutive patients with NSCLC in(More)
PURPOSE To benchmark the dosimetric quality assessment of prostate intensity-modulated radiotherapy and determine whether the quality is influenced by disease or treatment factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the data from 155 consecutive men treated radically for prostate cancer using intensity-modulated radiotherapy to 78 Gy between(More)
AIMS There are limited outcome data after radiotherapy treatment for clinically localised, castration-resistant prostate cancer. We report our single institution experience on patient outcomes in this group using high-dose palliative radiotherapy (HDPRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of patient hospital records was conducted in prostate(More)
  • P Bowden
  • 1975
The post cardiotomy state is typically delirious and although organic factors are important it is multi-determined. Cerebral ischaemia has been implicated in the development of psychological disorder after resuscitation but longer term neurotic disorders also occur. Affective disturbances, particularly depression, are associated with the coronary care(More)
Waiting time (WT) for radiotherapy (RT) is a significant clinical problem. This paper examines various strategies for managing WT for patients treated with radical and palliative intent in the new setting of a rural single machine unit in Australia. Cohorts of patients undergoing both radical and palliative RT in Bendigo had their WT prospectively recorded.(More)