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BACKGROUND Several studies have shown the efficacy, tolerability, and ease of administration of pemetrexed-an antifolate antineoplastic agent-in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. We assessed pemetrexed as maintenance therapy in patients with this disease. METHODS This randomised double-blind study was undertaken in 83 centres in 20(More)
AIM (1001 Dalmatians) research program collects biomedical information from multiple small isolated populations ((metapopulation)) on Adriatic islands, Croatia, and investigates health effects of human population isolation, inbreeding, admixture, and outbreeding. METHODS We collected random samples of 100 individuals from 9 island settlements and an(More)
Waist circumference is a good predictor of the risk of heart diseases, but data on the relationship between waist circumference and pulmonary diseases are sparse. The aim of this study was to investigate its influence on pulmonary function regarding exercise capacity in moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to Global(More)
Stress cardiomyopathy following acute ischemic stroke during flexible bronchoscopy: a rare sequence of complications Cardiomiopatia induzida por stress após acidente vascular cerebral isquêmico agudo durante broncoscopia flexível: uma rara sequência de complicações Flexible bronchoscopy is a routine procedure used in a wide spectrum of airway pathologies,(More)
Aim of this study was to estimate efficacy of gemcitabine in first and the second-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (stage III and IV). In first-line chemotherapy, 120 patients were treated with different chemotherapy regimens. Fifty-nine patients were treated with gemcitabine / cisplatin (PG), 41 with cisplatin /(More)
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