Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide for both men and women, and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for approximately 80% of all cases. Despite improvements in early diagnosis and newly developed therapies, the 5-year survival rate for NSCLC patients remains low (15%). Therapy… (More)
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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) induced by epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs), such as gefitinib and erlotinib, is a rare but fatal complication of TKI treatment. Transfer to chemotherapy or continuation with TKI of reduced dose are alternative treatment strategies. We report a case of severe ILD in a non-small cell lung… (More)
To investigate the distribution of Candida spp., predictors of mortality, and effects of therapeutic measures on outcomes of nosocomial bloodstream infection (BSI) due to Candida spp. This retrospective, population-based study enrolled adult patients with Candida nosocomial BSI from January 2010 to December 2014 in one tertiary care hospital. The… (More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) is associated with drug-resistant pathogens and high mortality, and there is no clear evidence that this is due to inappropriate antibiotic therapy. This study was to elucidate the clinical features, pathogens, therapy, and outcomes of HCAP, and to clarify the risk factors for drug-resistant pathogens and… (More)
Lung cancer is a worldwide leading cause of cancer-related death. The aim of this study was to identify target genes and specific biomarkers for identification and treatment of different types of lung cancer with DNA microarray. Gene expression profile GSE6044 and miRNA microarray profile GSE17681 were downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database. The… (More)