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Medulloblastoma has variable appearances on MRI in both children and adults. Adults are more likely to have heterogeneous cerebellar hemisphere tumours, and this is thought to be related to the greater prevalence of desmoplastic tumours in adulthood. Few studies have addressed the MRI features of adult medulloblastoma and the specific characteristics of(More)
To correlate quality of life (QoL) and physical limitations in histological proven primary brain tumor patients using a battery of generic, disease-specific and symptom questionnaires. Thirty patients with primary brain tumors were selected from a neuro-oncology outpatient clinic. The FACT-Br Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain (specific quality(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Quality of life assessment among patients with brain tumors is important, given that new treatments have increased patient survival. The aim of this study was to translate the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Brain (FACT-Br) questionnaire (version 4) into Portuguese, carry out cross-cultural adaptation and assess its(More)
Multiple gliomas are uncommon and may be classified according to: a) the time of presentation in early (at diagnosis) or late (during treatment); b) the characteristics of computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (CT/MRI) in multifocal (with evidence of spread) and multicentric (without evidence of spread). From 212 patients with histopathologic(More)
BACKGROUND Glioblastoma (GBM) confers a dismal prognosis despite advances in current therapy. Cancer-testis antigens (CTA) comprise families of tumor-associated antigens that are immunogenic in different cancers. The aim of this study was to determine the expression profile of a large number of CTA genes in GBM. METHODS We selected, from 153 CTA genes,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Previous studies have provided no clear conclusions regarding the effects of delaying radiotherapy (RT) in GBM patients. We present a systematic review and meta-analysis to address the effect of delayed RT on the overall survival (OS) of GBM patients. METHODS A systematic search retrieved 19 retrospective studies published between(More)
OBJECTIVE Neurologic complications are known as important cause of morbidity and mortality in orthotopic heart transplantation. Our aim was to identify the frequency and outcome of neurologic complications after heart transplantation in a prospective observational study. METHOD From September 93 to September 99, as part of our routine heart(More)
The authors prospectively studied transcranial Doppler changes in patients with refractory congestive heart failure before and after cardiac transplantation. They evaluated 22 patients preoperatively and 14 patients after transplantation. Mean postoperative flow velocity increased by 53.3% (p < 0.0001). Preoperative waveform changes became normal after(More)
Our aim was to retrospectively evaluate the influence of gemistocytic astrocytes, cellular proliferation indices, immunoexpression of proteins p53 and bcl-2 in the clinical outcome of 39 patients with WHO grade II and III astrocytomas with the presence of gemistocytes. The mean proportion of gemistocytes was 18.7% and the mean proliferative index was 3.3%.(More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebellar high-grade astrocytoma is uncommon. Although more prone to present cerebrospinal fluid dissemination, the cerebellar location is not particularly related to the occurrence of extra-cranial metastases, which are also unusual in supratentorial malignant gliomas. CASE REPORT A 46 year-old man with cerebellar anaplastic astrocytoma who(More)