Impact of Enzalutamide Compared with Bicalutamide on Quality of Life in Men with Metastatic Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer: Additional Analyses from the TERRAIN Randomised Clinical Trial.
Management of infertile women with pelvic endometriosis: a literature review.
Performance of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the Characterization of Adrenal Masses in Noncancer Patients: A Prospective Study.
J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab..
Outpatient vaginal hysterectomy: Comparison of conventional suture ligature versus electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing.
J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod.
Reporting New Methods and New Results in Biomedical Engineering: Why Not Choosing IRBM?.
Magnetic resonance microscopy may enable distinction between normal histomorphological features and prostate cancer in the resected prostate gland.
Photodynamic therapy for glioblastoma: A preliminary approach for practical application of light propagation models.
Lasers Surg Med.
PURPOSE: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising treatment modality to be added in the management of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Light distribution modeling is required for planning and optimizing PDT. Several models have been developed to predict the light propagation inside biological tissues. In the present study, two analytical methods of light propagation emitted from a cylindrical fiber source were evaluated: a discrete and a continuous method. METHODS: The two analytical approaches were compared according to their fluence rate results. Several cylindrical diffuse lengths were evaluated, and the relative deviation in the fluence rates was estimated. Moreover, a sensitivity analysis was conducted to compute the variance of each analytical model. RESULTS: The discrete method provided fluence rate estimations closer to the Monte-Carlo simulations than the continuous method. The sensitivity study results did not reveal significant differences between the variance of the two analytical models. CONCLUSIONS: Although the discrete model provides relevant light distribution, the heterogeneity of GBM tissues was not considered. With the improvement in parallel computing that drastically decreased the computing time, replacing the analytical model by a Monte-Carlo GPU-accelerated code appeared relevant to the GBM case. Nonetheless, the analytical modeling may still function in the optimization algorithms, which might be used in the Photodynamic treatment planning system. Lasers Surg. Med. (c) 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Photodynamic Therapy in Neurosurgery: A Proof of Concept of Treatment Planning System.
CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL DEVICE FOR INTRAOPERATIVE PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY IN NEUROSURGERY.
Lasers Surg. Med..
Intraoperative Photodynamic Treatment for High-Grade Gliomas.