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BACKGROUND To test the feasibility of incorporating a twice-weekly paclitaxel (Taxol) and cisplatin regimen into concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT), followed by surgery, for patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with operable T3N0-1M0 or T1-3N1M0 esophageal cancer were enrolled. The CCRT regimen included(More)
Postexercise cold water immersion has been advocated to athletes as a means of accelerating recovery and improving performance. Given the effects of cold water immersion on blood flow, evaluating in vivo changes in tissue oxygenation during cold water immersion may help further our understanding of this recovery modality. This study aimed to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVES: To assess the cardiopulmonary response of healthy Hong Kong Chinese children to the treadmill test, and to identify anthropometric factors that may be related to fitness. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: University teaching hospital, Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-three 8-year-old and fifty-seven 13-year-old healthy Chinese children from(More)
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