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Three experiments are reported on visual field asymmetries in the perception of emotional expressions on the face. In experiment I full faces expressing six different emotions were presented unilaterally for exposure durations, allowing the subject to judge whether the facial expression was positive or negative. Right-handed subjects judged all expressions(More)
PURPOSE In our previous phase II study, the cisplatin, gemcitabine, and vinorelbine (PGV) regimen produced a median survival time (MST) of approximately 1 year in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The present study was aimed at comparing the MST of patients treated with this triplet regimen with the MSTs of patients receiving cisplatin(More)
PURPOSE In a previous phase I study cisplatin (CDDP), gemcitabine (GEM), and vinorelbine (VNR) combination therapy was safe and very active in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study was aimed at better defining the activity and toxicity of this regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred eleven chemotherapy-naive patients, age < or =(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to determine the maximally tolerable doses (MTDs) of vinorelbine (VNR) and gemcitabine (GEM) when combined with a fixed dose of cisplatin (CDDP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Chemotherapy-naive patients with stage IIIB-IV non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) received a fixed dose of CDDP (50 mg/m2) and escalating doses of VNR(More)
Interruptions have been defined as a breach of the "turn-taking" contract in interpersonal communication. The relation between a speaker's personality and his or her propensity to interrupt was examined in 30-min unstructured conversations for 36 dyads (12 male, 12 female, and 12 mixed sex). The following predictions were made: (a) Interruptive behavior is(More)
This study investigated the ability of four hypnotically induced mood states (euphoria, depression, anxiety, and anger) to trigger craving and other drug-related conditioned responses in detoxified opiate abuse patients. Hypnotically induced depression produced significant increases in drug craving for opiates. Depression also tended to increase global(More)
PURPOSE Paclitaxel (PTX) and topotecan (TPT) have shown promising antitumor activity in both ovarian cancer (OC) and small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients. This phase I study was aimed at determining the maximum tolerable dose (MTD) of TPT given weekly over 30 min in combination with fixed doses of cisplatin (CDDP) and (PTX), and with G-CSF support. (More)
The present study was aimed at defining the antitumour activity of the cisplatin-paclitaxel-topotecan (CPT) weekly administration with G-CSF support in chemo-naive SCLC patients with extensive disease (ED-SCLC). Chemonaive ED-SCLC patients received cisplatin 40 mg/m(2), paclitaxel 85 mg/m(2), and topotecan 2.25 mg/m(2)weekly, with G-CSF (5 microg/kg days(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate estrogen-induced alternations in noxious stimuli response. DESIGN Randomized, prospective, double-blind study. SETTINGS Tertiary-care academic medical center. PATIENTS 40 ASA physical status I and II women at the beginning and conclusion of an in vitro fertilization stimulation cycle. INTERVENTIONS Stimuli were applied(More)