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Speech production in the presence of noise results in the Lombard effect, which is known to have a serious impact on speech system performance. In this study, Lombard speech produced under different types and levels of noise is analyzed in terms of duration, energy histogram, and spectral tilt. Acoustic-phonetic differences are shown to exist between(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of cumulative dose, dose-intensity, single-dose level, and schedule of epirubicin on the risk of developing congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with advanced breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Four hundred sixty-nine consecutive anthracyline-naive patients with metastatic breast cancer were included. Only patients(More)
CXC chemokine receptor 3 (CXCR3), predominately expressed on memory/activated T lymphocytes, is a receptor for both IFN-gamma-inducible protein-10 (gamma IP-10) and monokine induced by IFN-gamma (Mig). We report a novel finding that CXCR3 is also expressed on eosinophils. gamma IP-10 and Mig induce eosinophil chemotaxis via CXCR3, as documented by the fact(More)
Forty normal persons had their gait tested using an instrumented treadmill. All were tested at the same speed of gait. The temporal factors of gait, the ataxia, and the external work of the gait were all calculated from the ground reaction forces. Ten women and ten men 20-29 years and ten women and ten men aged 60-69 were tested. The study demonstrated a(More)
We report that NF-AT1 and NF-AT4 are expressed cytoplasmically in resting eosinophils, whereas NF-AT2 and NF-AT3 have not been seen. Likewise, NF-AT1 mRNA and NF-AT4 mRNA have been detected in resting eosinophils, and their levels can be significantly up-regulated by the Th2-associated cytokines IL-4 and IL-5. There is no detectable NF-AT protein expression(More)
This article presents the results of two investigations, each measuring cellular immune function on 3 investigation days 1 week apart in 15 high and 15 low hypnotizable healthy subjects randomly selected for three groups: (1) a guided imagery group receiving instructions to enhance cellular immune function: (2) a relaxation group which did not receive(More)
This epidemiologic investigation comprised 1351 of 1423 women in a defined geographic area consecutively diagnosed as having a primary breast cancer. Simultaneous bilateral disease occurred in only 1 patient, whereas a history of previous cancer in the contralateral breast was reported by 65 patients. This prevalence was related to that of 23 previous cases(More)
BACKGROUND Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a major trigger of sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) via the tissue factor (TF)/factor VIIa-dependent pathway of coagulation. Experimental endotoxemia has been used repeatedly to explore this complex pathophysiology, but little is known about the effects of clinically used anticoagulants in(More)
BACKGROUND There is an unmet need for predictive markers for the antiangiogenic agent bevacizumab in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We aimed to assess whether the location of the primary tumor is associated with bevacizumab effectiveness when combined with capecitabine and oxaliplatin (CAPEOX) in the first-line treatment of patients with mCRC. (More)