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PURPOSE A phase II randomized study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of gemcitabine (GEM) versus the combination of cisplatin and etoposide (EP) in Chinese patients with inoperable (stage III or IV) non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS From March 1995 to February 1996, 53 patients were enrolled onto the study: 27(More)
To assess the clinical efficacy of a pelvic floor rehabilitation (PFR) program for treatment of genuine stress incontinence (GSI), we studied 72 patients with slight to moderate (2-10 g of urine loss per hour) or severe (11-50 g of urine loss per hour) GSI who underwent PFR. Objective and subjective assessments were performed before and 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY OBJECTIVES Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening complication of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Malignant pericardial effusion signifies advanced disease, but the significance of a negative pericardial fluid cytology in patients with advanced lung cancer is still controversial. The differential diagnosis of cytology-negative(More)
BACKGROUND Genetically determined Intellectual Disability (ID) is an intractable condition that involves severe impairment of mental abilities such as learning, reasoning and predicting the future. As of today, little is known about the placebo response in patients with ID. OBJECTIVE To determine if placebo response exists in patients with genetically(More)
Since the first online demonstration of Neural Machine Translation (NMT) by LISA (Bahdanau et al., 2014), NMT development has recently moved from laboratory to production systems as demonstrated by several entities announcing rollout of NMT engines to replace their existing technologies. NMT systems have a large number of training configurations and the(More)
BACKGROUND The complexity of congenital cardiac defects and the aggressive medical management required to support patients through their recovery place children at high risk for surgical site infection (SSI). METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of children undergoing cardiothoracic surgery at a tertiary care referral center between January 1,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Vinorelbine and gemcitabine are two active single agents used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of vinorelbine plus gemcitabine in patients with inoperable (stage IIIB or IV) NSCLC. DESIGN A multicenter phase II study. Vinorelbine, 20 mg/m(2), was(More)
A clinical review with an analysis of prognostic factors, including clinical characteristics, histological classifications, presenting symptoms/signs and treatment modalities, was conducted in 67 patients with primary malignant neoplasms of the trachea who were seen at the Veterans General Hospital-Taipei between 1979 and 1994. The incidence of tracheal(More)
For monitoring low-density lipoprotein receptors (LDLr) in tumors and in livers of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) treated with gene therapy, a series of tricarbocyanine cholesteryl laurates were synthesized with the cholesteryl laurate moiety serving as the lipid-chelating anchor for low-density lipoprotein (LDL). One of these conjugates,(More)