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The proliferation marker Ki67, but not neuroendocrine expression, is an independent factor in the prediction of prognosis of primary prostate cancer patients

prostate cancer patients Staining Neuroendocrine markers NSE CgA Syp Negative 28 (31.5) 49 (40.5) 44 (34.6) Diffuse 50 (56.1) 45 (37.2) 54 (42.5) Focal 3 (3.4) 19 (15.7) 17 (13.4) Spotty 8 (9) 8 (6.6) 12 (9.5) Total 89 121 127 missing 77 45 39 Data reported as N (%) No significant associations were found between neuroendocrine markers and clinicopathological variables. A slight association was revealed between NSE expression and Gleason score (p = 0

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Comparison of anteroposterior and posteroanterior projection in lumbar spine radiography

the study. None of the patients declined the participation in the study. Image quality The images were assessed by three experienced radiology specialists working in the Health Community Center Ljubljana, with more than 5 years of experience. A blind randomized study was used, and all images were assessed on the same diagnostic monitor. All 110 radiographs were assessed on a 5-point scale, in the same way as in study conducted by Davey and England 7 , where a 5-point Likert score rating was used. The ratings on the scale were as follows: score 1

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Excellent outcomes after radiotherapy alone for malignant spinal cord compression from myeloma

before RT (no vs . yes), further osseous lesions before RT (no vs . yes), gender, time developing motor deficits before RT (faster: ≤ 14 vs . slower: > 14 days), gait function before the start of RT (ambulatory vs . not ambulatory), number of vertebrae involved by SCC (1–2 vs . ≥ 3) and performance status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance score 1–2 vs . 3–4). The univariate analyses of local control of SCC were done with the Kaplan-Meier method 4 , and the Kaplan-Meier curves were compared with the log-rank test. Those factors being

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Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in bilateral retinoblastoma

-22. Parsons JT, Bova FJ, Fitzgerald CR, Mendenhall WM, Million RR. Severe dry-eye syndrome following external beam irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 1994; 30: 775-80. Eifel PJ, Donaldson SS, Thomas PRM. Response of growing bone to irradiation: A proposed late effects scoring system. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 1995; 31: 1301-7. Reisner ML, Viégas CM, Grazziotin RZ, Santos Batista DV, Carneiro TM, Mendonça de Araújo CM, et al. Retinoblastoma-comparative analysis of external radiotherapy techniques

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Non-ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Associated with Multiple Comorbidities in a Patient with a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt for Obstructive Hydrocephalus Following Traumatic Brain Injury

REFERENCES 1. Nichols M, Townsend N, Scarborough P, Rayner M. Cardiovascular Disease in Europe 2014: epidemiological update. Eur Heart J. 2014;35(42):2950-2959. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehu299 . 2. Tang EW, Wong CK, Herbison P. Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) hospital discharge risk score that accurately predicts long-term mortality post acute coronary syndrome. Am Heart J. 2007;153(1):29-35. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2006.10.004 . 3. Montalescot G, Dallongeville J, Van Belle E, et al. STEMI and

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Quality of life following thoracotomy for lung cancer

and Treatment of Cancer QLQ-C30: A quality-of-life instrument for use in international clinical trials in oncology. J Natl Cancer Inst 1993; 85 . 365-76. Debevec L, Eržen J, Debeljak A, Crnjac A, Kovač V. Exploratory thoracotomy and its influence on the survival of patients with lung cancer. Wien Klin Wochenschr 2006; 118 : 479-84. Fayers PM, Aaronson NK, Bjordal K, Groenvold M, Curran D, Bottomley A; on behalf of the EORTC Quality of Life Group. The EORTC QLQ-C30 Scoring Manual. 3 rd Edition. Brussels

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Factors Associated with One-year Mortality in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism

hemodynamically significant pulmonary embolism. Chest. 2002;121:877-905. 7. Roy PM, Meyer G, Vielle B, et al. Appropriateness of diagnostic management and outcomes of suspected pulmonary embolism. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144:157-164. 8. Wicki J, Perneger TV, Junod AF, Bounameaux H, Perrier A. Assessing clinical probability of pulmonary embolism in the emergency ward: a simple score. Arch Intern Med. 2001;161:92-97. 9. Le Gal G, Righini M, Roy PM, et al. Prediction of pulmonary embolism in the emergency department: the revised Geneva score. Ann Intern Med. 2006

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Effect of photon energy spectrum on dosimetric parameters of brachytherapy sources

cut-off for photons and electrons was considered 1 keV for 125 I and 103 Pd sources and 5 keV for 169 Yb and 192 Ir sources in all input files. No other variance reduction method was applied in this study. To calculate air kerma strength, air toroid cells were defined in a 100 cm radius vacuum sphere. The brachytherapy source was located at the center of this sphere. The torus cells were in the range of 1–50 cm and their thickness was assumed 1 mm. An F6 tally was scored in these torus cells and the outputs were multiplied by r 2 (where r is the distance

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Hemostatic efficacy of chitosan-based bandage for closure of percutaneous arterial access sites: An experimental study in heparinized sheep model

Ther 2008; 15: 83-90. Applegate RJ, Sacrinty MT, Kutcher MA, Baki TT, Gandhi SK, Santos RM, et al. Propensity score analysis of vascular complications after diagnostic cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention using thrombin hemostatic patch-facilitated manual compression. J Invasive Cardiol 2007; 19: 164-70. Mlekusch W, Minar E, Dick P, Sabeti S, Bartok A, Haumer M, et al. Access site management after peripheral percutaneous transluminal procedures: Neptun Pad compared with conventional

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Pulmonary Embolism — a Short- to Long-term Approach

models utility with the SimpliRED D-dimer. Thromb Haemost. 2000;83(3):416-420. 4. Wicki J, Perrier A, Perneger TV, Bounameaux H, Junod AF. Predicting adverse outcome in patients with acute pulmonary embolism: a risk score. Thrombosis and Hemostasis. 2000;84(4):548-552. 5. Dunn KL, Wolf JP, Dorfman DM, et al. Normal D-dimer levels in emergency department patients suspected of acute pulmonary embolism. JACC. 2002;40:1475-1478. DOI: 10.1016/S0735-1097(02)02172-1 6. Keller K, Beule J, Schulz A, et al. D-dimer for risk stratification in haemodynamically

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