Ville Vuorinen

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Background: Patients with radiologically (MRI and/or CT images) suspected malignant glioma is referred to radiotherapy after craniotomy and resection of the tumour or after diagnostic biopsy. Patients with poor preoperative status and elderly patients are diagnosed more often by biopsy and treated by radiotherapy rather than by craniotomy and tumour(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The variability and predictability of neurolytic neural blocks were studied using an experimental rat sciatic nerve model. The goal of the study was to compare endoneurial and clinical responses to commonly used neurolytic agents. METHODS The sciatic nerves of 80 rats were treated either with intra- or perineural injections of 7%(More)
Background: The signal of choline containing compounds (Cho) in proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) is elevated in brain tumors. [11C]choline uptake as assessed using positron emission tomography (PET) has also been suggested to be higher in brain tumors than in the normal brain. We examined whether quantitative analysis of choline accumulation(More)
The expression of B1 laminin and type IV collagen was followed in the microsurgically isolated endoneurium of transected rat sciatic nerves from 3 days until 8 weeks. Northern hybridizations revealed that after nerve transection the proximal stumps of denervated, as well as freely regenerating, nerves showed a markedly increased expression of laminin and(More)
Our aim was to study the association of two potential serum biomarkers glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) with prognostic markers such as IDH1 mutation, tumor burden, and survival in patients with high-grade gliomas (HGG). Additionally, our objective was to evaluate the potential of serum EGFR as a surrogate(More)
Meningiomas and schwannomas associated with neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) are difficult to control by microsurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy alone. Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a chemically targeted form of radiotherapy requiring increased concentration of boron-10 in tumour tissue. PET with the boron carrier(More)
OBJECTIVE Using current surgical methods, cranioplasty is associated with a high complication rate. We analyzed if there are preexisting medical conditions associated with complications and compared the effect of different implant materials on the degree of complications. METHODS A retrospective review of the medical records of all patients who underwent(More)
Glycerol (an atoxic alcohol) and phenol (a toxic monohydroxybenzene) are currently used as neurolytic blocking agents to relieve pain or spasticity. In the present study we compared the endoneurial response of anhydrous glycerol and 7% phenol-aqua after intraneural injection into rat sciatic nerve, using electron microscopy and immunohistochemical(More)
BACKGROUND The regeneration of transected peripheral nerve is thought to happen with the help of cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions. We studied the role of axon in controlling the expression of extracellular matrix genes in transected peripheral nerve. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Left sciatic nerves were transected in a total of 132 rats. In(More)
The effect of taxol, an antimitotic drug which stabilizes microtubules and promotes their assembly, was studied with regard to Schwann cells over a 4-week period following a crush injury to rat sciatic nerve. A single intraneural injection of taxol in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) was given immediately after the crush into the site of injury in one sciatic(More)