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PURPOSE The aim of the present retrospective study is to evaluate toxicity and early clinical outcomes of interstitial hyperthermia (IHT) combined with high-dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy as a salvage treatment in patients with biopsy-confirmed local recurrence of prostate cancer after previous external beam radiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer increases morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of VTE at diagnosis of upper GI cancer. METHODS Patients admitted between February 2008 and February 2011 with upper GI cancer (pancreatic, extrahepatic biliary, lower oesophageal,(More)
PURPOSE In this prospective preliminary study we evaluated changes of prostate volume and changes of brachytherapy treatment plan parameters due to interstitial hyperthermia (IHT) applied prior to high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDRBT), compared to our standard HDRBT procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a group of 60 consecutive patients with prostate(More)
PURPOSE We report a single-institution retrospective analysis of the outcomes, disease control, and toxicity of high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy used as the only treatment modality (monotherapy) for localized prostate cancer. METHODS Between 2006 and 2012, 77 patients with diagnosed prostate cancer were treated with HDR brachytherapy as a monotherapy.(More)
OBJECTIVE A retrospective study to evaluate the feasibility and toxicity of interstitial hyperthermia (IHT) combined with high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy as the initial treatment for low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer, and as a salvage therapy in previously irradiated patients with local recurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 18 December 2008(More)
BACKGROUND Arm wrestling has been recognized as a popular and potentially dangerous competition. Reports on injuries related to arm wrestling are increasing. The most important of these injuries are humeral shaft fractures. The generally accepted theory states that the shoulder joint is actively internally rotated against the opponent while the elbow is(More)
In a retrospective analysis of 150 incompletely resected NSCLC patients treated with adjuvant external beam radiotherapy 32 (21.3%) survived 3 years with no symptoms of disease. Ipsilateral mediastinal/hilar lymph node involvement and macroscopic incomplete surgery were the prognostic factors that unfavourably influenced survival in Cox's proportional(More)