INTRODUCTION Methods used for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation testing vary widely. The impact of detection methods on the rates of response to EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in EGFR-wild type (wt) lung adenocarcinoma patients is unknown. METHODS We recruited the Group-I patients to evaluate the efficacy of erlotinib in patients… (More)
A simple procedure for SnCl(2)/TiCl(3)-mediated deoximation of ketoximes in an aqueous solvent is reported. Under the conditions developed in this effort, various ketones and aldehydes are produced in good to excellent yields.
Capsular serotypes of 225 Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in Taiwan were identified by using PCR. Patients infected with K1 serotypes (41 isolates) had increased community-onset bacteremia, more nonfatal diseases and liver abscesses, lower Pittsburgh bacteremia scores and mortality rates, and fewer urinary tract infections than patients infected with… (More)
Docetaxel (Taxotere(®)) is an agent that is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. In recent years, docetaxel-related interstitial lung disease (ILD) has been reported in several case series studies. The onset of ILD occurred ~10-20 days (median time: 18 days) after docetaxel administration.… (More)
BACKGROUND Acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear-positive sputum is usually an initial clue in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB); however, the test is not disease-specific. Nontuberculous mycobacterium-related colonization or lung disease often has AFB smear-positive sputum results, and physicians may prescribe unnecessary antituberculous drugs for these… (More)
This paper presents an intelligent guiding bulletin board system (iGBBS), which is based on vision-interactive and multiple keyword-spotting technology. The system is aimed to provide different kinds of multimedia human-computer interaction (MMHCI) for users under different requirements. At first, a real-time front-view face detection using Harr-like… (More)