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The combination of carboplatin and paclitaxel is one of the most commonly used regimens for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to compare the standard tri-weekly and weekly schedules of this treatment, while considering treatment-related hematological toxicities. We retrospectively analyzed the weekly [paclitaxel, 70 mg/m 2 / week(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) play an integral role in cellular cascade that initiate and maintain Th2 responses in allergy. In this study, we examined the interaction between platelets and DCs to determine the role of platelets in the intervention of immune responses through modulation of DC functions. Blood-purified myeloid DCs, which had been stimulated with(More)
The present study evaluated the efficacy and safety of pemetrexed, carboplatin and bevacizumab, followed by maintenance pemetrexed and bevacizumab, in chemotherapy-naïve patients with stage IIIB/IV non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The patients were administered pemetrexed (500 mg/m 2), carboplatin (area under the concentration-time curve,(More)
Docetaxel is a well-known causative agent of nail alterations. The aim of this study was to reveal the impact of nail alterations associated with low-dose metronomic (LDM) docetaxel chemotherapy on the survival of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Clinical information, survival data and nail alterations in patients treated with LDM docetaxel(More)
Primary intrahepatic malignant mesothelioma (PIHMM) is an extremely rare tumor with clinicopathological characteristics that remain to be elucidated. The current study presents the case of a 68-year-old female with PIHMM and multiple lymphadenopathies due to non-tuberculous mycobac-teria. The patient presented with an intrahepatic tumor, 70 mm in diameter,(More)
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