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BACKGROUND Clinical trial data have shown that among breast cancer patients who were disease free after 5 years of adjuvant treatment with tamoxifen, further extended treatment with the nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitor letrozole reduces breast cancer recurrence. We examined the efficacy and tolerability of extended adjuvant therapy with another aromatase(More)
THIS IS A TEMPORARY TITLE PAGE It will be replaced for the final print by a version provided by the service academique. Thèse n. XYZ 2013 présenté le 1er Mars 2013à la Faculté de Génie Electriquee programme doctoral en Génie Electrique ´ Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne pour l'obtention du grade de Docteur s Sciences par Dairazalia Sanchez-Cortes(More)
In two vignette studies we examined beliefs about the nonverbal behavior and communication skills associated with high and low social power. Power was defined as both a trait (personality dominance) and a role (rank within an organization). Seventy nonverbal behaviors and skills were examined. Both Study 1 (a within-participants design) and Study 2 (a(More)
PURPOSE In women with favorable early breast cancer treated by lumpectomy plus tamoxifen or anastrazole, it remains unclear whether whole breast radiotherapy is beneficial. METHODS AND MATERIAL Between January 1996 and June 2004, the Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group (ABCSG) randomly assigned 869 women to receive breast radiotherapy +/-(More)
This paper presents first an analysis on how an emergent leader is perceived in newly formed small-groups, and in its second part tackles the emergent leader estimation task, using automatically extracted nonverbal cues. The estimations use rank-based and collective approaches with the combination of acoustic and visual features extracted from a new corpus(More)
THIS IS A TEMPORARY TITLE PAGE It will be replaced for the final print by a version provided by the service academique. Thèse n. 6567 présentée le 18 février 2015 à la Faculté Sciences et Techniques de l'Ingénieur (STI) laboratoire LIDIAP programme doctoral en Génie Electrique (EDEE) École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne pour l'obtention du grade de(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the impact of smoking on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing one of the 16 major cardiovascular, orthopedic, or oncologic surgical procedures. METHODS We relied on the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database (2005 to 2011). Procedure-specific multivariable logistic regression(More)
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