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BACKGROUND RTOG 0625/ACRIN 6677 is a multicenter, randomized, phase II trial of bevacizumab with irinotecan or temozolomide in recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). This study investigated whether early posttreatment progression on FLAIR or postcontrast MRI assessed by central reading predicts overall survival (OS). METHODS Of 123 enrolled patients, 107 had(More)
Functional diffusion mapping (fDM) is a cancer imaging technique that quantifies voxelwise changes in apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). Previous studies have shown value of fDMs in bevacizumab therapy for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The aim of the present study was to implement explicit criteria for diffusion MRI quality control and(More)
Despite advances in neurosurgery, radiation oncology, and chemotherapy, the prognosis for glioblastoma multiforme remains poor, with a median survival time of 11-12 months. Cisplatin (cis-diamminedichlorideplatinum II) is one treatment for glioblastoma multiforme. Higher response rates have been achieved by intraarterial (i.a.) infusion than by systemic(More)
Fourteen new cases of cytochrome oxidase (COX)-associated Leigh syndrome (LS) are combined with 20 reported cases to describe the clinical, laboratory, and radiological features of this devastating metabolic condition. Three clinical stages are identified. Most patients have normal neurological development during the first 8-12 months (stage I). Somatic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There are limited data on the use of postoperative imaging to evaluate the cordotomy lesion. We aimed to describe the cordotomy lesion by using postoperative MR imaging in patients after percutaneous cordotomy for intractable cancer pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS Postoperative MR imaging and clinical outcomes were prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Up to 20% of patients experience only partial pain relief after percutaneous cordotomy for cancer pain. OBJECTIVE To determine whether diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can quantify neural ablation and help evaluate early postoperative outcomes after cordotomy. METHODS Patients undergoing percutaneous CT-guided cordotomy for intractable cancer(More)
Here, polymorphisms of the ovine prion protein gene were analyzed in 486 Chinese sheep from 16 main local breeds. Polymorphisms R or H at codons 154 and four polymorphisms at codon 171 encoding Q, R, H, or K were identified. The A/V polymorphism at codon 136 was not observed, and all sheep were homozygous for A at this position. In addition, ten(More)
Surgical resection of spinal tumors involves complex reconstructive procedures. The stability and integrity of the surgical construct are evaluated with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). As coregistration, or fusion, of different imaging modalities, especially positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), is common practice, we sought(More)
Human erythropoietin in concert with intraoperative hemodilution, tumor embolization, and surgical staging was used to manage a red blood cell mass in an anemic Jehovah's Witness patient with a hypervascular meningioma. Erythropoietin (3000 U thrice weekly) and oral iron (1300 mg daily) were given for 1 month prior to surgery, raising the hemoglobin level(More)
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