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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Toxicity after radiochemotherapy for glioblastoma using temozolomide - a retrospective evaluation

Item Mean value/No. of patients %
Gender   
Male 26 57
Female 20 43
Mean age 58.6 [33.2-73] years  
Mean Karnofsky performance index 81% [60-100%]  
Localization   
frontal 10 22
temporal 26 56
parietal 5 11
occipital 3 7
basal ganglia 1 2
multifocal 1 2
Mean diameter of tumour 4.3 [1.5-8.0] cm  
Size of edema   
none 5 11
< 1 cm 6 13
> 1 cm 15 33
half hemisphere 18 39
total hemisphere 2 4
Pre-treatment   
complete resection 27 59
subtotal resection 5 11
partial resection 12 26
biopsy 2 4
Corticoid intake (beginning of therapy)   
None 0 0
< 5 mg/day 1 2
< 10 mg/day 14 30
< 20 mg/day 21 46
< 30 mg/day 2 4
> 30 mg/day 8 18