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BACKGROUND The antiplatelet drug cilostazol is efficacious for prevention of stroke recurrence compared with placebo. We designed the second Cilostazol Stroke Prevention Study (CSPS 2) to establish non-inferiority of cilostazol versus aspirin for prevention of stroke, and to compare the efficacy and safety of cilostazol and aspirin in patients with(More)
Uracil-Tegafur (UFT), an oral fluorinated pyrimidine chemotherapeutic agent, has been used for adjuvant chemotherapy in curatively resected colorectal cancer patients. Past trials and meta-analyses indicate that it is somewhat effective in extending survival of patients with rectal cancer. The objective of this study was to perform a reappraisal of(More)
BACKGROUND This randomised, open-label, multicenter phase II study compared progression-free survival (PFS) of S-1 plus oxaliplatin (SOX) with that of S-1 alone in patients with gemcitabine-refractory pancreatic cancer. METHODS Patients with confirmed progressive disease following the first-line treatment with a gemcitabine-based regimen were randomised(More)
Behavioral and EEG effects of 2-(7-chloro-1,8-naphthyridin-2-yl)-3-[(1,4)-dioxa-8-(azas piro-[4.5]dec-8- yl)carbonylmethyl]isoindolin-1-one (DN-2327; 1, 5 and 20 mg/kg p.o.) were compared to those of diazepam (0.2 and 1 mg/kg p.o.) and buspirone (1 and 5 mg/kg p.o.) in freely moving cats. DN-2327 did not affect motor coordination or the relative percentages(More)
BACKGROUND Irinotecan hydrochloride and S-1, an oral fluoropyrimidine, have shown antitumor activity against advanced gastric cancer as single agents in phase I/II studies. The combination of irinotecan and S-1 (IRI-S) is also active against advanced gastric cancer. This study was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of IRI-S versus S-1 monotherapy(More)
Our objective was to confirm the efficacy and safety of edaravone in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. We conducted a 36-week confirmatory study, consisting of 12-week pre-observation period followed by 24-week treatment period. Patients received placebo or edaravone i.v. infusion over 60 min for the first 14 days in cycle 1, and for 10 of the(More)
The recent development of DNA microarray technology allows us to measure simultaneously the expression levels of thousands of genes and to identify truly correlated genes with anticancer drug response (differentially expressed genes) from many candidate genes. Significance Analysis of Microarray (SAM) is often used to estimate the false discovery rate(More)
To evaluate chemical safety, many kinds of short-term mutagenicity assays are performed together with long-term assays in animals. Rationales and methodology for these assays have been well discussed and documented. No statistical method, however, has been singled out as the method of choice for the evaluation of mutagenicity assay data, although a number(More)
INTRODUCTION Coronary computed-tomography angiography (CCTA) has high diagnostic performance, but it sometimes does not allow evaluation because of artifacts. Currently, the use of a β-blocker is recommended to prevent motion artifacts, but the β-blocker (metoprolol, propranolol, etc.) commonly used has a slow onset and long duration of action. Landiolol(More)
A reliability study in which multiple raters evaluate multiple subjects was assumed in order to confirm the inter-rater reliability of rating scales. The two-way ANOVA model defining subjects and raters as random effects was applied, and the combination of the number of subjects and the number of raters that minimizes variance of the intraclass correlation(More)