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BACKGROUND/AIMS Silibinin, the main component of silymarin, is used as a hepatoprotectant and exhibits anticancer effects against various cancer cells. This study evaluated the effects of a combination of silibinin with either gefitinib or sorafenib on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. METHODS Several different human HCC cell lines were used to test(More)
An 84-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with fever, jaundice, and itching. He had been diagnosed previously with chronic renal failure and diabetes, and had been taking allopurinol medication for 2 months. A physical examination revealed that he had a fever (38.8℃), jaundice, and a generalized maculopapular rash. Azotemia, eosinophilia, atypical(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)
BACKGROUND/AIMS No standard chemotherapy has been established for advanced gallbladder cancer. The authors studied the activity and tolerability of a gemcitabine and oxaliplatin (GEMOX) combination in unresectable gallbladder cancer (GBC). METHODS Adult patients with pathologically confirmed unresectable GBC were prospectively recruited at three centers.(More)
A 77-year-old man presented with painful swelling of his Port-A-Cath insertion site soon after flushing with normal saline. No discomfort or abnormality was found during the saline flush. A chest roentgenogram showed that the disconnected catheter had separated from the disc and was absent from its original location. The disconnected catheter was found(More)
Pleural effusion is often a manifestation of the superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. However, pleural effusion has never been reported to be a cause of the SVC syndrome. We report the case of a 68 yr old male patient who presented with SVC syndrome and respiratory failure, both attributable to an encapsulated pleural effusion over the right upper(More)
A plasmid pTLC23 harbouring entire cDNA sequence coding for prochymosin was constructed from clones pCT5 and pCT15. The nucleotide sequence of the complete cDNA insert, determined by using dideoxy sequencing method, indicates that the cloned DNA apparently represents the coding sequence for prochymosin B. Based on the data presented here, the differences(More)
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