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score above 18 was considered characteristic for a clinical voice disorder. 13
In order to evaluate the post-radiation mucosal changes (tissue defects, atrophy, fibrosis, oedema; graded from 0 to 3 [0 = no changes, 3 = severe changes]), closure between the vocal folds (complete, incomplete), and the mobility of the vocal folds (normal, impaired, immobile), a stroboscopy was performed 3 months after the RT.
Objective acoustic analysis of voice samples and aerodynamic measurement
An acoustic analysis of three samples of the vowel /a/ at the most comfortable
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the evaluation of treatment response to systemic and locoregional therapies in hepatic malignancies.
DWI is an MRI sequence which provides useful information especially in the absence of intravenous contrast media. 3 In this context, the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) model is based on the fact that perfusion exists inherently in DWI voxels and influences the measurement of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), allowing qualitative and quantitative assessment. It can be used in the differentiation between benign and malignant hepatic nodule, such as
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on comparable and standardized measures and that can be used to improve the health care system. Conducting studies using various health-related quality of life measures is a basis for improvement of health care delivery. 6 In the last decades, the measurement of health-related quality of life has gained acceptance as a primary or secondary endpoint in cancer research worldwide. 7
Evaluation of quality of life is conducted by using standardized questionnaires. 8 European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) has purposed a development of an
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estimated: for research purposes Cronbach’s alpha was considered acceptable if between 0.7 and 0.8. 13
Intra-observer agreement resulted to be 0.62 (95% CI: 0.52–0.67) for single measurements and 0.75 (95% CI: 0.69–0.80) for the average measure and was deemed acceptable for the purpose of the study. There were no discrepancies higher that 15% between R1 ROI and R2 ROI requesting arbitration.
N = 11 adult patients (6 men and 5 women) with suspicious STS LR were included for a total of 33 follow-up events on MRI. A total of 198 data-sets per patients of both
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performed on ABI PRISM 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System at standard conditions utilizing TaqMan Fast Advanced Master Mix (Applied Biosystems). The Taqman assays T-bet ( TBX21) (Hs00203436_m1) , GATA3 (Hs00231122_m1), RORC (Hs01076122_m1) and FOXP3 (Hs00203958_m1) were utilized to determine the mRNA expression levels of transcription factors and glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH; 4333764F) as an endogenous control (all Applied Biosystems). All measurements were performed in triplicate for each sample and relative expression was analyzed using the ΔΔCt
WHO. Handbook for reporting results of cancer treatment Geneva: World Health Organisation Offset Publication; 1979. p. 48.
WHO Handbook for reporting results of cancer treatment Geneva World Health Organisation Offset Publication 1979 p 48
30 Ollivier L, Padhani AR, Leclere J. International criteria for measurement tumor response. Cancer Imaging 2001; 2: 31-2. doi: 10.1102/1470-7330.2001.017
Ollivier L Padhani AR Leclere J International criteria for measurement tumor response Cancer Imaging 2001 2 31 2 10
), but smaller than 8 mm reported by Jamieson et al . 2 The other diameters also differed in comparison with cadaver studies, the length was shorter, which was most probably caused by the different character of the study method: section – and imaging, and possibly because of different measurement policies and the measurement plane. Similarly, Hogan and Erickson 11 in MR study reported obtaining smaller cephalocaudal SG dimension than in previous dissection studies, of just over 1cm, which corresponded to our results of about 13 mm.
In our MR-based study mean SUV
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19 Stejskal EO, Tanner JE. Spin diffusion measurements: spin echoes in the presence of a time-dependent field gradient. J Chem Phys 1965; 42: 288-92. doi: 10.1063/1.1695690 10.1063/1.1695690
Stejskal EO Tanner JE Spin diffusion measurements: spin echoes in the presence of a time-dependent field gradient J Chem Phys 1965 42 288 92
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30 seconds after arterial phase. (D) At 60 seconds after arterial phase. (E) At 90 seconds after arterial phase.
Area and attenuation of hypoenhancing regions for each animal
Number of measured hypo- enhancing regions
Total area (in mm 2 )
Median area (in mm 2 ), IQR
A Attenuation of total area (in HU) Σ ((area x attenuation) / total area)
B Attenuation of untreated parenchyma (in HU), ± SE 15 measurements in each animal
Difference in attenuation (B – A)
Corrected difference in attenuation (B–A)/B*100