+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Radiotherapy of brain metastases

, : Radiotherapy of brain metastases. Strahlentherapie 150(2): 109-120

Experiences are reported obtained with radiation therapy of brain metastases in 121 patients during the last 15 years. The treatment to lesser extent aimed at prolongation of survival but much more at the attempt to alleviate troubles and to spare pain. The indication thus involved medical points of view as well as ethical ones. The radiotherapy of cerebral metastases comprises the whole cranial volume and requires a focal dose of minimally 4000 R within four weeks. In 53% of the patients, the regression of neurological symptoms was considerable, in 18% even complete, partly beginning already after a few days of treatment. The number of recurrences was small. Under conditions of rigorous indication, the radiation therapy of brain metastases offers a rewarding palliative measure.


PMID: 52207

Other references

Robertson, J.M.; Vinten-Johansen, J.; Buckberg, G.D.; Rosenkranz, E.R.; Maloney, J.V.Jr, 1984: Safety of prolonged aortic clamping with blood cardioplegia 1. glutamate enrichment in normal hearts. This study compares the protection provided by prolonged (4 h) aortic clamping with glutamate-enriched K blood cardioplegia (n = 8) to (1) prolonged (4 h) aortic clamping with multidose K blood cardioplegia without glutamate (n = 4), (2) 4 h of co...

Schreier, M.H., 1978: B-cell precursors specific to sheep erythrocytes. Estimation of frequency in a specific helper assay. A sensitive, specific, and reproducible in vitro helper assay is described which is suited to limiting dilution analysis of murine B cells. 1 in about 3,000 syngeneic splenic B cells can be induced to form plaque-forming cells (PFC) to sheep eryth...

Chrystie, J.A., 1985: A device for establishing the occlusal plane for complete dentures. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 54(3): 447-447

Steffensen, J., 1957: Gastric carcinoma following resection for ulcer or cancer. Nordisk Medicin 58(49): 1888-1889

Wang R.; Rom C.R., 1987: Effects of 6 benzyladenine on gas exchange and spur development of delicious apple. Hortscience 22(5 SECT 2): 1036

Fitzgerald, K.T.; Flood, A.A., 2006: Smoke inhalation. Unfortunately, fires are common events both in urban and rural portions of the United States. Smoke inhalation is the leading fire-related cause of death. The elemental combustion products of fire are light, heat, and smoke. Smoke is a very comple...

Naroditskiĭ, B.S.; Zavizion, B.A.; Karamov, E.V.; Chaplygina, N.M.; Dreĭzin, R.S., 1978: Fragmentation of DNA of monkey adenovirus type 7 by specific endonucleases R. SalI and R. BamI. The effect of restrictive endonucleases R. Ecor I, R. Bam I, and R. Sal I on simian adenovirus type 7 (SA7) genome was studied. Because of the occurrence of the only recognition site, the R. EcoR I enzyme cuts SA7 DNA into two fragments with molec...

Kavak, F.; Ünal, Süheyla.; Yılmaz, E., 2016: Effects of Relaxation Exercises and Music Therapy on the Psychological Symptoms and Depression Levels of Patients with Schizophrenia. This study aims to identify the effects of relaxation exercises and music therapy on the psychological symptoms and depression levels of patients with chronic schizophrenia. This semi-experimental study was conducted using pre- and post-tests with...

Greco, F.; D.P.lma, L.; Santucci, A.; Caneva, C., 1986: Acrylic cement and polyethylenes: reflexions on several causes of failure of hip arthroprosthesis and future prospects. Archivio "putti" di Chirurgia Degli Organi di Movimento 36: 23-28

Anonymous, 1995: 10th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference. Genetics, microbial ecology and nitrogen fixation: is there a sustainable symbiosis?. This special issue contains many of the contributions of the title conference. The theme of the conference was an attempt to integrate the disciplines of microbial ecology, molecular biology, genetics and the varied studies on N2 fixation. Topics...