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2004-12-08 07:31:45

Shaped beam radiation helps with brain, spinal cancer HealthDayNews -- A new kind of radiation technology called shaped beam surgery lets doctors treat brain and spinal tumors that can't be attacked with conventional surgery. Shaped beam surgery can mold radiation beams to match the exact size and shape of a tumor. This technology is available at only a few U.S. medical centers, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. "Shaped beam surgery is a major advance in treating...

2004-11-25 03:00:17

R. D. DICKERMAN, Q. E. J. STEVENS, S. J. SCHNEIDER Department of Neurosurgery North Shore University-Long Island Jewish Health System New Hyde Park, NY, USA Postoperative complications from corticosteroids in neurosurgical patients are not uncommon. Too often the deleterious immunosuppressive effects of corticosteroids are overlooked in neurosurgery patients and can lead to serious and lethal infections. Experimental design: case report of a 16-year-old healthy male who presented for...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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