• Outcomes
  • Irrespective of the similarities between the concepts of stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated radiotherapy the intent of both approaches is fundamentally different, although both treatment modalities are reported to have identical outcomes for certain indications. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alterations of the pupil light reflex, size of the pupil, and anisocoria (unequal pupils) are correlated with outcomes of patients with traumatic brain injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • procedure
  • Those with anxiety disorders, claustrophobia, schizophrenia, or low pain tolerance are poor candidates for an awake surgery because any treatment of a psychological crisis would harm the procedure and could harm the patient. (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)
  • Awake craniotomy has increased the scope of tumors that are considered resectable (treatable by surgery) and in general, reduces recovery time. (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)
  • glioblastoma
  • This randomized phase II trial studies how well giving vaccine therapy with or without bevacizumab works in treating patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme that can be removed by surgery. (stanford.edu)
  • We look forward to making Gliadel available in Europe as an important new treatment option for patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, once any required pricing and/or labeling approvals are obtained. (meds.com)
  • In this multicenter study involving 145 patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, Gliadel increased six month survival from 36 percent with placebo to 56 percent with Gliadel. (meds.com)
  • surgery
  • Nine patients (20.9%) required reoperation after their index plastic surgery intervention. (ps-rc.org)
  • Knowledge of the anatomy of the pituitary region is important to understand the indications and expectations involved with surgery in this area (Figure 2). (mayfieldclinic.com)
  • One particular use for awake craniotomy is mapping the motor cortex to avoid causing movement deficits with the surgery. (wikipedia.org)
  • whereas in an MAC surgery the patient is awake the entire time. (wikipedia.org)
  • technique
  • Trepanations were frequently performed in the Classical and Renaissance periods and although having modern indications (decompressive craniotomy), its uses and technique were at best questionable. (bjmp.org)
  • stroke
  • The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) uses pupillary response as a systematic assessment tool to provide a quantitative measure of stroke-related neurologic deficit and to evaluate acuity of stroke patients, determine appropriate treatment, and predict patient outcome. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • Because lobotomy is simple to perform, it was overused in the treatment of mentally ill patients in the past. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Dysosmia tends to go away on its own but there are options for treatment for patients that want immediate relief. (wikipedia.org)
  • Automated pupillometry removes subjectivity from the pupillary evaluation, providing more accurate and trendable pupil data, and allowing earlier detection of changes for more timely patient treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • high risk
  • In the preventive field, preconception screening studies have been unravelling genetic disorders, as recommended by different guidelines such as those of the American College of Medical Genetics, which are designed for individuals with known genetic conditions or high-risk patients who wish to become pregnant. (bjmp.org)
  • medication
  • In addition, the administered medication and its dosage were analysed regarding patients' weight, kidney and liver functions. (egms.de)
  • medical
  • As advocated by experts, pharmaceutical and medical supply companies are considered one the safest businesses nowadays, with everyone being a potential consumer/patient. (bjmp.org)
  • Type
  • The overall survival (OS) rate in patients with PCNSL and long-term survival is much lower than the same histological type of lymphoma involving peripheral lymphoid organs. (bloodresearch.or.kr)
  • area
  • If an area is stimulated and the patient moves or loses some ability, like speech, the surgeon knows that the area is vital and cannot be removed or cut through to access a tumor. (wikipedia.org)
  • long-term
  • For mild defects, a custom alloplastic implant composed of silicone or porous polyethylene may be acceptable, but risks such as skin breakdown with implant exposure, scar contracture, and poor long-term patient satisfaction make an alloplastic option less desirable. (brainscape.com)
  • A long-term side effect that some patients may suffer is an inability to engage in spontaneous speech. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical
  • In specific patients the disease can be found in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC), a lethal clinical state in which the tumour has developed resistance to androgen deprivation therapy. (bjmp.org)
  • large
  • Figure 3: (Left) Craniotomy outlined for subfrontal approach to large suprasellar pituitary tumor. (mayfieldclinic.com)
  • In the patient described, the large nature of the defect and thin nature of her skin make an alloplastic option a poor choice. (brainscape.com)
  • The large defect and need for multiple cycles of fat grafting make this a less desirable option in this patient. (brainscape.com)
  • disease
  • To tide the patient over a critical period of the disease in regional enteritis and ulcerative colitis. (drugs.com)
  • personnel
  • A phenomenon including both patients and health personnel, where there is a demand for health services, a growing supply, and a considerable revenue. (bjmp.org)
  • time
  • Each time fluid is removed, the patient, caregiver or healthcare provider squeezes the air out of the bulb and replaces the plug before releasing the bulb. (wikipedia.org)
  • years
  • The primidone suppressed the fibrillations and lengthened the QT interval for two years and eight months in the patient. (wikipedia.org)