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Intracranial Neoplasms

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.14
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the taxonomy of primary brain tumors, with a focus on gliomas, meningiomas, and grading systems for these tumors. It discusses methodological challenges for ... More


Neuropsychological Late Effects

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The dramatic improvements in treating childhood cancers also have occasioned a variety of treatment-related toxicities. None are more significant than neuropsychological late effects caused by ... More


Childhood Cancer in Britain: Incidence, survival, mortality

Charles Stiller (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198520702
eISBN:
9780191723711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520702.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancer is diagnosed in about 140 per million children in Britain each year. There is a 1 in 500 chance that a child will be affected in the first 15 years of life, the most frequently occurring types ... More


Gliomas

Michael Weller

in Neuroglia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195152227
eISBN:
9780199865024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0042
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Disorders of the Nervous System

Gliomas are a heterogeneous group of brain tumors that are thought to derive from glial cells or their precursors. These tumors exhibit unique biological features and their precise histogenetic ... More


Pediatric Oncology: A Medical Overview

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the medical aspects of pediatric cancer, valuable to readers with little or no background in biomedical sciences and medical practice. It considers the etiology, clinical ... More


Management of Primary Brain Tumours

Neil G. Burnet, V. Ramesh Bulusu, and Sarah J. Jefferies

in Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528074
eISBN:
9780191730382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Neuro-oncology is the most difficult area for patients, family, and staff. Of all cancers, gliomas are one of the most devastating cancers, and which posit unique problems and challenges. Primary ... More


Nervous System

E. Susan Amirian, Quinn T. Ostrom, Yanhong Liu, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, and Melissa L. Bondy

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0056
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Although brain and other nervous system tumors are relatively rare, constituting up to 4% of incident primary cancer diagnoses, they are often associated with high morbidity and mortality. Several ... More


Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

Sara Booth, Eduardo Bruera, and David Oliver (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528074
eISBN:
9780191730382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This is the third book in an international, multi-contributed series aimed at providing practical clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites. There are ... More


Neuropsychological Complications in Patients with Brain Tumours

Anne E. Kayl and Christina A. Meyers

in Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528074
eISBN:
9780191730382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Patients diagnosed with primary brain tumours face a difficult battle marked by physical changes, treatment complications, and changes in their cognitive function, personality, and psychological ... More


Electromagnetic Fields

Maria Feychting and Joachim Schüz

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the carcinogenic effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields, mainly power frequency and radiofrequency fields/microwaves. It describes the sources of exposure, reviews the ... More


Acquired Communication and Swallowing Difficulties in Patients with Primary Brain Tumours

Helen White

in Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528074
eISBN:
9780191730382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528074.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines some of the issues involved for those people diagnosed with a primary brain tumour who have developed swallowing and/or communication difficulties. Cancer is a multifaceted ... More


Pruritus accompanying solid tumours

Małgorzata Krajnik and Zbigniew Zylicz

in Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525103
eISBN:
9780191730238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525103.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses pruritus that accompanies solid tumours. This is considered to be an uncommon symptom, but it can complicate malignant diseases in four different ways. Pruritus can be a ... More


I Know What You're Thinking: Brain imaging and mental privacy

Sarah D. Richmond, Geraint Rees, and Sarah J. L. Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596492
eISBN:
9780191745669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596492.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

Since the 1980s, MRI scanners have told us much about brain function and played an important role in the clinical diagnosis of a number of conditions — both in the brain and the rest of the body. ... More


Helen's Illness

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter introduces the girl Helen, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was still a child. It presents the details of the operation to remove the tumour and the difficulties faced by ... More


Gershwin the Man

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Gershwin liked the accoutrements of wealth, but did not care as much about money as his brother Ira, in whose hands he often left business matters. Considering the sedentary life of a composer, ... More


Advanced Inference in the Real World

Amos Golan

in Foundations of Info-Metrics: Modeling, Inference, and Imperfect Information

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199349524
eISBN:
9780199349555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199349524.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In this chapter I continue the voyage into info-metrics in action, with an emphasis on more advanced info-metric inference in real-world environments. I develop a sequence of increasingly complex ... More


Post Mortem and Legacy: 1828–Present

Melvyn C. Usselman

in Pure Intelligence: The Life of William Hyde Wollaston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226245737
eISBN:
9780226245874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226245874.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter gives details of the post mortem examination which confirmed that Wollaston died of a brain tumor. Several extracts from reminiscences of contemporaries give insight into the many ... More


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