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PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of gemcitabine, a pyrimidine antimetabolite with activity against solid tumours. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-two patients with unresectable stage IIIa to IV non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were entered. The first 54 patients received gemcitabine 800 mg/m2, and subsequent patients 1,000 mg/m2, as a 30-minute(More)
As we are surrounded by an ever-larger variety of post-PC devices, the traditional methods for identifying and authenticating users have become cumbersome and time-consuming. In this paper, we present a capacitive communication method through which a device can recognize who is interacting with it. This method exploits the capacitive touchscreens, which are(More)
Pictures generally show superior recognition relative to their verbal labels. This experiment was designed to link this pictorial superiority effect to sensory or meaning codes associated with the two types of symbols. Paired-associate stimuli consisted of simple pictures or of their labels, with list items selected either from the same conceptual category(More)
Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) consist of miniature sensors deployed on or implanted into the human body for health monitoring. Conserving the energy of these sensors, while guaranteeing a required level of performance, is a key challenge in BSNs. In terms of communication protocols, this translates to minimizing energy consumption while limiting the latency(More)
Today's identification and authentication mechanisms for touchscreen-enabled devices are cumbersome and do not support brief usage and device sharing. To address this challenge, this work explores a novel form of "wireless" communication that exploits the capacitive touchscreens which are now used in laptops, phones, and tablets, as a signal receiver. Using(More)
As we are surrounded by an ever-larger variety of post-PC devices, the traditional methods for identifying and authenticating users have become cumbersome and time consuming. In this paper, we present a capacitive communication method through which a device can recognize who is interacting with it. This method exploits the capacitive touchscreens, which are(More)
Over the past two years, my group has been studying body area networks to measure and model physiological signals and efficiently represent them. We have been able to show that using physics-based modeling of ECG signals, efficient computational models can be developed for long-term unobtrusive monitoring of the physiological signals. We were also able to(More)
The Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC) has successfully implemented the Resource and Patient Management System Electronic Health Record (RPMS-EHR) in its Ambulatory Care departments. One-hundred and twenty-six providers use the system for essentially all elements of documentation, ordering, and coding. Implementation of one function at a time, in one(More)
e13503 Background: NKTR-102 is an advanced polymer conjugate of irinotecan with broad single agent activity and a unique pharmacokinetic (pk) profile. The apparent half-life of the active metabolite SN-38 in patients (pts) administered NKTR-102 is approximately 50 days. NKTR-102 in combination with cetuximab was evaluated in pts with refractory solid tumors(More)