Cheng-Hwang Perng

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PURPOSE To evaluate the role of adjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients, we conducted a randomized Phase III trial comparing radiotherapy (RT) followed by adjuvant chemotherapy to RT alone in patients with advanced NPC. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between November 1994 and March 1999, 157 patients with Stage IV, M(0)(More)
BACKGROUND Small molecules that enhance the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) neurotransmission have been shown to be beneficial as adjuvant therapy for schizophrenia. Among these compounds, sarcosine (a glycine transporter-I inhibitor), when added to an existing regimen of antipsychotic drugs, has shown its efficacy for both chronically stable and acutely ill(More)
BACKGROUND Spatial analytical techniques and models are often used in epidemiology to identify spatial anomalies (hotspots) in disease regions. These analytical approaches can be used to not only identify the location of such hotspots, but also their spatial patterns. METHODS In this study, we utilize spatial autocorrelation methodologies, including(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the effects of antidepressants on glucose-insulin homeostasis, we provided homogenous situation and performed standard procedures to assess the interactions of antidepressants and glucose regulation during hospitalization. METHODS Twenty-three non-diabetic depressed males were recruited and assigned to two groups based on the(More)
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