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Cerebral glucose metabolism in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. / Kahkonen, M; Metsahonkala, L; Minn, H; Utriainen, T; Korhonen, T; Norvasuo-Heila, MK; Harila-Saari, A; Aarimaa, T; Suhonen-Polvi, H; Ruotsalainen, U; Solin, O; Salmi, TT.

In: Cancer, Vol. 88, No. 3, 01.02.2000, p. 693-700.

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Kahkonen, M, Metsahonkala, L, Minn, H, Utriainen, T, Korhonen, T, Norvasuo-Heila, MK, Harila-Saari, A, Aarimaa, T, Suhonen-Polvi, H, Ruotsalainen, U, Solin, O & Salmi, TT 2000, 'Cerebral glucose metabolism in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia', Cancer, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 693-700.

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Kahkonen, M., Metsahonkala, L., Minn, H., Utriainen, T., Korhonen, T., Norvasuo-Heila, MK., ... Salmi, TT. (2000). Cerebral glucose metabolism in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer, 88(3), 693-700.

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Kahkonen M, Metsahonkala L, Minn H, Utriainen T, Korhonen T, Norvasuo-Heila MK et al. Cerebral glucose metabolism in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer. 2000 Feb 1;88(3):693-700.

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Kahkonen, M ; Metsahonkala, L ; Minn, H ; Utriainen, T ; Korhonen, T ; Norvasuo-Heila, MK ; Harila-Saari, A ; Aarimaa, T ; Suhonen-Polvi, H ; Ruotsalainen, U ; Solin, O ; Salmi, TT. / Cerebral glucose metabolism in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In: Cancer. 2000 ; Vol. 88, No. 3. pp. 693-700.

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title = "Cerebral glucose metabolism in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia",
abstract = "BACKGROUND. Cranial radiation therapy (CRT) has been suggested to be a principal factor responsible for long term neurocognitive deficits in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, neither reduction of the irradiation dose nor the elimination of irradiation entirely appear to have abolished neurocognitive impairment in long term ALL survivors. Positron emission tomography (PET) and [F-18] -fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) can be used to quantitate cerebral glucose metabolism , a potential indicator of treatment-induced adverse central nervous system (CNS) effects. The purpose of this study was to assess whether CRT is associated with defects in cerebral glucose metabolism in long term ALL survivors. The authors also studied whether chemotherapy and/or the severity of disease have deleterious effects on glucose metabolism.METHODS. Ferry long-term survivors of childhood ALL were studied using FDG PET. All subjects went through an elaborate neurocognitive assessment. In 20 of these children, the prophylactic treatment of the CNS had been CRT combined with methotrexate (MTX), and it was MTX only in the remaining 20 children.RESULTS, No major differences were found in the regional cerebral glucose utilization or in neurocognitive performance between the irradiated and nonirradiated groups. A high leukocyte count at the time of diagnosis was found to be associated inversely with cerebral glucose utilization.CONCLUSIONS. CRT does not appear to affect cerebral glucose metabolism in long term survivors of ALL. By contrast, the association between the leukocyte count and glucose utilization implies that disease severity may be partly responsible for adverse CNS effects in long term survivors of childhood ALL. (C) 2000 American Cancer Society.",
keywords = "leukemia, late effect, [F-18]-fluorodeoxyglucose, positron emission tomography, child, glucose metabolism, brain, ACUTE LYMPHOCYTIC-LEUKEMIA, LONG-TERM SURVIVORS, HIGH-DOSE METHOTREXATE, TOMOGRAPHY BRAIN-SCANS, 5 NORDIC COUNTRIES, CRANIAL IRRADIATION, FOLLOW-UP, CHILDREN, RADIATION, PERFORMANCE",
author = "M Kahkonen and L Metsahonkala and H Minn and T Utriainen and T Korhonen and MK Norvasuo-Heila and A Harila-Saari and T Aarimaa and H Suhonen-Polvi and U Ruotsalainen and O Solin and TT Salmi",
year = "2000",
month = "2",
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language = "English",
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journal = "Cancer",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Cerebral glucose metabolism in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

AU - Kahkonen, M

AU - Metsahonkala, L

AU - Minn, H

AU - Utriainen, T

AU - Korhonen, T

AU - Norvasuo-Heila, MK

AU - Harila-Saari, A

AU - Aarimaa, T

AU - Suhonen-Polvi, H

AU - Ruotsalainen, U

AU - Solin, O

AU - Salmi, TT

PY - 2000/2/1

Y1 - 2000/2/1

N2 - BACKGROUND. Cranial radiation therapy (CRT) has been suggested to be a principal factor responsible for long term neurocognitive deficits in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, neither reduction of the irradiation dose nor the elimination of irradiation entirely appear to have abolished neurocognitive impairment in long term ALL survivors. Positron emission tomography (PET) and [F-18] -fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) can be used to quantitate cerebral glucose metabolism , a potential indicator of treatment-induced adverse central nervous system (CNS) effects. The purpose of this study was to assess whether CRT is associated with defects in cerebral glucose metabolism in long term ALL survivors. The authors also studied whether chemotherapy and/or the severity of disease have deleterious effects on glucose metabolism.METHODS. Ferry long-term survivors of childhood ALL were studied using FDG PET. All subjects went through an elaborate neurocognitive assessment. In 20 of these children, the prophylactic treatment of the CNS had been CRT combined with methotrexate (MTX), and it was MTX only in the remaining 20 children.RESULTS, No major differences were found in the regional cerebral glucose utilization or in neurocognitive performance between the irradiated and nonirradiated groups. A high leukocyte count at the time of diagnosis was found to be associated inversely with cerebral glucose utilization.CONCLUSIONS. CRT does not appear to affect cerebral glucose metabolism in long term survivors of ALL. By contrast, the association between the leukocyte count and glucose utilization implies that disease severity may be partly responsible for adverse CNS effects in long term survivors of childhood ALL. (C) 2000 American Cancer Society.

AB - BACKGROUND. Cranial radiation therapy (CRT) has been suggested to be a principal factor responsible for long term neurocognitive deficits in survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). However, neither reduction of the irradiation dose nor the elimination of irradiation entirely appear to have abolished neurocognitive impairment in long term ALL survivors. Positron emission tomography (PET) and [F-18] -fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) can be used to quantitate cerebral glucose metabolism , a potential indicator of treatment-induced adverse central nervous system (CNS) effects. The purpose of this study was to assess whether CRT is associated with defects in cerebral glucose metabolism in long term ALL survivors. The authors also studied whether chemotherapy and/or the severity of disease have deleterious effects on glucose metabolism.METHODS. Ferry long-term survivors of childhood ALL were studied using FDG PET. All subjects went through an elaborate neurocognitive assessment. In 20 of these children, the prophylactic treatment of the CNS had been CRT combined with methotrexate (MTX), and it was MTX only in the remaining 20 children.RESULTS, No major differences were found in the regional cerebral glucose utilization or in neurocognitive performance between the irradiated and nonirradiated groups. A high leukocyte count at the time of diagnosis was found to be associated inversely with cerebral glucose utilization.CONCLUSIONS. CRT does not appear to affect cerebral glucose metabolism in long term survivors of ALL. By contrast, the association between the leukocyte count and glucose utilization implies that disease severity may be partly responsible for adverse CNS effects in long term survivors of childhood ALL. (C) 2000 American Cancer Society.

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KW - late effect

KW - [F-18]-fluorodeoxyglucose

KW - positron emission tomography

KW - child

KW - glucose metabolism

KW - brain

KW - ACUTE LYMPHOCYTIC-LEUKEMIA

KW - LONG-TERM SURVIVORS

KW - HIGH-DOSE METHOTREXATE

KW - TOMOGRAPHY BRAIN-SCANS

KW - 5 NORDIC COUNTRIES

KW - CRANIAL IRRADIATION

KW - FOLLOW-UP

KW - CHILDREN

KW - RADIATION

KW - PERFORMANCE

M3 - Article

VL - 88

SP - 693

EP - 700

JO - Cancer

JF - Cancer

SN - 0008-543X

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