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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...

2004-11-25 03:00:17

Aim. In a previous phase I-II study, the safety profile and anti- tumor efficacy of pre-targeting locoregional radioimmunotherapy (LR- RIT), based on the "3 step" method, was assessed in 24 high-grade glioma patients. The encouraging results in terms of low toxicity and objective response rate (25%) prompted us to continue our study. Methods. An analysis of 73 patients with hystologically confirmed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), treated with the "3 step" ^sup 90^Y- biotin based LR-RIT, is...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.