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OBJECTIVE The vascular protective effects of estrogens are mediated by their binding to the two known estrogen receptors. In this study, we examine the association of stroke with two common polymorphisms of the ESR1 gene in patients with metabolic syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS DNA from 130 patients hospitalized for ischemic stroke and 240 healthy(More)
The primary treatment of meningiomas is surgery which can be curative if the tumor is completely removed. For parasagittal, lateral sphenoid wing and olfactory groove meningiomas, gross-total resection should be the goal. Tuberculum and diaphragma sella meningiomas can be resected through the subfrontal or the pterional approaches. In meningiomas of the(More)
Meningiomas are the most common benign intracranial tumors in adults arising from the dura matter. The etiology of meningiomas is mostly unknown, although several risk factors have been described, such as ionizing radiation, head injury, hormones and genetic factors. According to WHO they are classified into 3 grades, grade I, grade II and grade III.(More)
PURPOSE Treatment-related symptoms can increase psychological and physical distress and alter the patient's quality of life. The present study evaluates prospectively treatment-related symptoms, general self-efficacy, anxiety and quality of life (QoL) in patients with different types of cancer undergoing external beam radiotherapy (RT) and the relationship(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the expression of E-cadherin, beta-catenin and topoisomerase-II alpha and examine their clinical relevance in liposarcomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS The expression of E-cadherin, beta-catenin and topoisomerase II alpha was examined immunohistochemically on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue specimens from 71 patients who(More)
INTRODUCTION The expression of E-cadherin, beta-catenin and topoisomerase II has been associated with clinical outcome of several cancers including sarcomas. We aimed to evaluate the expression of these markers in leiomyosarcomas (LMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Paraffin blocks of 19 primary, nonmetastatic LMS were analysed immunohistochemically for the(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate the self-efficacy and anxiety in advanced cancer patients in a palliative care unit. The subject is some 99 advanced cancer patients, treated for pain relief and cancer-related symptoms. Patients completed the General Perceived Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE) and the Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI).(More)
AIMS to examine the relationship between self-efficacy with depression and physical distressing symptoms in males and females with cancer. METHODS a total of 41 males and 49 females with cancer completed the General Perceived Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE), depression scale, from the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD-D), and the MD Anderson Symptom(More)
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