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We examined the effects of chronic exercise on fitness and immune status in Caucasian males (34.9 +/- 5.6 yr) diagnosed by Western blot as seropositive for the HIV-1 virus. The exercise regimen involved 12 wk of 1 h sessions 3 d.wk: 20 min of cycle exercise at 60-80% HRreserve was followed by 35 min of strength and flexibility training. After matching(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the toxicity and potential efficacy of administering the THERATOPE® STn-KLH cancer vaccine to ovarian and breast cancer patients after an autologous stem cell transplant. Forty patients (11 high-risk stage II/III breast cancer, 22 stage IV breast cancer, and seven stage III/IV ovarian cancer patients) were treated(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Portoenterostomy is an accepted method of achieving bile drainage in biliary atresia, but there is a paucity of data, including formal quality-of-life (QoL) studies, on long-term survivors. This report includes survival analysis and QoL studies from the world's largest series of cases treated in Japan (1951 to 1998). The Japanese QoL(More)
BACKGROUND The primary aim was to compare long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) alone versus axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), with or without axillary metastases. Secondary aims were to a) investigate agreement between objectively measured and self-reported lymphoedema and b) compare,(More)
l. Hypothermic lizards (Egernia ctmninghami) showed significant reductions in plasma volume, haematocrit and haemoglobin concentration. The changes in the distribution of red cells were acutely reversible when body temperature was increased. 2. Consequently, there were no significant alterations in blood viscosity (when measured in z&o in a capillary(More)
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