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We treated five patients with 11 supraophthalmic infusions of BCNU at 200 mg/m2 every 2 months. All three patients with residual tumors showed marked CT response after one infusion. Two patients with bilateral tumors had no response on the contralateral side. All four evaluable cases showed evidence of BCNU neurotoxicity. CT findings superficially resembled(More)
Over a 30-month period from July 1995 to December 1997, new detections of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were prospectively studied in a tertiary referral hospital. The aims of the study were to determine the incidence of colonization of patients admitted to each of the hospital's 39 clinical units and ascertain where each patient had(More)
The serial pre- and postoperative computed tomographic (CT) scans of 115 patients entered in the Cooperative Brain Tumor Study between 1975 and 1982 were analyzed in order to define CT prognostic criteria and to test the hypothesis that radical glioma surgery prolongs patient survival. The CT parameters of mass size, associated edema, and intensity of(More)
We studied the effects of intra-arterial chemotherapy on the visual system of 29 consecutive patients with gliomas. As expected, infra-ophthalmic carotid infusion of cisplatin or carmustine (BCNU) was associated with clinically apparent anterior visual pathway lesions. Electroretinography revealed retinal dysfunction in patients without clinical(More)
Deprenyl, a selective inhibitor of monoamine oxidase, type B, which is free of the "tyramine effect," may ameliorate symptom fluctuations in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). We randomized 96 patients with marked symptom fluctuations at three centers to receive either deprenyl 5 mg b.i.d. or placebo in parallel fashion in addition to a previously optimized(More)
We reviewed the serial CT studies obtained between 1974 and 1986 of 31 patients with malignant glioma who survived for 2 to 11 years after surgical removal of their tumors. In all cases surgery was followed by radiation therapy to the head (6000 rad) and chemotherapy. Patients were divided into two age groups: those under age 40 (n = 13) and those over age(More)
Measurements of hippocampal formation atrophy using MRI have been useful in distinguishing demented patients with a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's disease from cognitively normal controls. To determine whether there is a similar relationship between hippocampal size and dementia in elderly patients suspected of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), the(More)
Twenty-eight patients with Parkinson disease (PD) were treated with bromocriptine for at least 2 years (mean, 2.8 years; range, 2 to 5 years). All of them had first been treated with levodopa (alone or combined with carbidopa, as Sinemet) for 7.4 years (range, 1 to 10 years). At the time bromocriptine was started, all were showing increasing disability. In(More)