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Many lizard species use caudal autotomy to escape entrapment. Conspicuous coloration may increase the likelihood of being attacked, but if that attack can be directed towards the autotomous tail this may ultimately increase the chances of the lizard surviving a predatory attack. We tested the hypothesis that brightly-colored function to divert predatory(More)
We report results of brachytherapy for carcinoma of the vagina, utilizing a Nucletron high dose rate system for Delclos Vaginal Applicators (cylinder) and Syed Template Applicators (interstitial). The linear quadratic (LQ) model was used to determine the optimum time-dose-fractionation schedules. Interstitial doses were determined at the isodose line that(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases are an uncommon complication in women with primary ovarian carcinoma; thus, little is known about whether the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) prognostic classification system is valid in this patient population. METHODS From September 1985 to June 2002, 19 patients with brain(More)
Forty patients with a diagnosis of recurrent pelvic malignancy from various primary sites with no clinical evidence of distant metastasis were re-irradiated with interstitial implant. Removable after-loading 192Ir sources or permanent 125I seeds or a combination of both were used. Twenty-six of these patients received interstitial implant at the time of(More)
Recent reported experiences with intravesical medications in neurogenic bladder patients prompted us to evaluate this form of therapy in 28 myelomeningocele patients who could not tolerate oral anticholinergic agents or did not have adequate control on these agents. A pretreatment cystometrogram was performed followed by intravesical administration of(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the clinical use of long-term intravesical oxybutynin chloride in the treatment of neurogenic bladder dysfunction in children with myelodysplasia who could not tolerate oral anticholinergics. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients recommended for intravesical oxybutynin chloride therapy. A total(More)
PURPOSE The management of extravesical ureterocele is controversial. Heminephrectomy and recently recommended primary incision or puncture have high reoperation rates. We reviewed and compared the long-term results of these procedures with those of primary lower tract reconstruction for ureterocele. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the records of 106(More)
The aim of this study was to compare dosimetric parameters between iodine-125 ((125)I) and ruthenium-106 ((106)Ru) plaques of similar sizes in the treatment of choroidal melanomas. The study design included retrospective double planning of each case. 26 consecutive patients with choroidal melanomas measuring 5 mm or less in thickness were included. Dose(More)
PURPOSE The advisability of early ureteral reimplantation in neonates and infants is controversial and to our knowledge long-term results are not available. We evaluated long-term voiding function after ureteral reimplantation in infancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1984 and 1993, 32 children underwent ureteral reimplantation in year 1 of life at our(More)
OBJECTIVES Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip resurfacing was introduced into clinical practice because it was perceived to be a better alternative to conventional total hip replacement for young and active patients. However, an increasing number of reports of complications have arisen focusing on design and orientation of the components, the generation of metallic(More)