• dura mater
  • Craniotomy is distinguished from craniectomy (in which the skull flap is not immediately replaced, allowing the brain to swell, thus reducing intracranial pressure) and from trepanation, the creation of a burr hole through the cranium in to the dura mater. (wikipedia.org)
  • tumors
  • The purpose of this research study is to find out whether adding an experimental vaccine called rindopepimut (also known as CDX-110) to the commonly used drug bevacizumab can improve progression free survival (slowing the growth of tumors) of patients with relapsed EGFRvIII positive glioblastoma. (stanford.edu)
  • Management paradigms are case specific and tailored to the individual needs of each patient, with state-of-the-art treatment protocols, clinical trials, vaccine development, surgical techniques, adjuvant therapies, and laboratory research aimed at improving outcomes - even on the most challenging types of tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Being a tertiary referral center for south Florida, the Caribbean, Central America, and the rest of Latin America, the University of Miami treats a large number of patients affected by all types of brain tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • After radiation treatments for vestibular schwannomas, patients must receive MRIs annually due to the possibility of recurrence of secondary tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • brain
  • Cortical stimulation mapping allows electrodes to be placed in exact locations to test brain function and identify if stimulation of the brain location causes a functional impairment in the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • Craniotomies are often critical operations, performed on patients who are suffering from brain lesions or traumatic brain injury (TBI), and can also allow doctors to surgically implant deep brain stimulators for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and cerebellar tremor. (wikipedia.org)
  • In general, a craniotomy will be preceded by an MRI scan which provides an image of the brain that the surgeon uses to plan the precise location for bone removal and the appropriate angle of access to the relevant brain areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • radiation
  • We hope to learn about the safety and efficacy of treating pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma patients with the EGFRvIII peptide vaccine after conventional radiation. (stanford.edu)
  • rate
  • A target plasma concentration is entered as ng/ml into the pump, which calculates its infusion rate according to patient factors like age and weight. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • The most common side effects reported by patients receiving this medication are a sense of extreme "dizziness" (often short lived, a common side effect of other fast-acting synthetic phenylpiperidine narcotics such as fentanyl and alfentanil) and intense itching (pruritus), often around the face. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is also common to give patients seven days of anti-seizure medications post operatively. (wikipedia.org)
  • side
  • These side effects are often controlled by either altering the administered dose (decreasing or in some cases, increasing the dose) or by administering other sedatives that allow the patient to tolerate or lose awareness of the side effect. (wikipedia.org)