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We wished to develop and validate a simple linear analogue self-assessment (LASA) scale to assess utility values in multicentre, multicultural breast cancer trials. We compared two variants of a LASA scale (score range 0-100) with different anchoring points [perfect health to worst possible health (subjective health estimation, SHE) and perfect health to(More)
New radio data are presented for the clusters A401, A545, A754, A1914, A2219 and A2390, where the presence of diffuse radio emission was suggested from the images of the NRAO VLA Sky Survey. Sensitive images of these clusters, obtained with the Very Large Array (VLA) at 20 cm confirm the existence of the diffuse sources and allow us to derive their fluxes(More)
The current literature reports many measurements (arteriovenous oxygen content difference and cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen, etc.) with samples from the internal jugular veins (IJs), obtained from either side of the neck, based on the assumption that a reliable sample of mixed venous blood can be drawn. We compared oxygen saturation in both IJs in 32(More)
Proteins of the Bcl-2 family as well as p53 are important regulators of apoptosis. Alterations in the expression of these proteins can contribute to the formation of cancer, as well as influence tumour response to chemo- and radiotherapy. We used antibodies specific for the human Bcl-2, Mcl-1, Bax, Bak and p53 proteins to examine the expression of these(More)
The question of whether initial prognostic factors in small-cell lung cancer patients have a predictive value for patients' quality of life (QL) during chemotherapy is addressed in the context of a randomised clinical trial comparing early and late alternating chemotherapy (SAKK protocol 15/84). The relative impact of initial tumour stage and performance(More)
AIMS To report the first eight bone marrow necrosis (BMN) cases related to paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) from patient autopsies with well-documented bone marrow (BM) histology and cytology. METHODS AND RESULTS A retrospective evaluation was performed on BM specimens from eight autopsied patients from Botucatu University Hospital with PCM-related BMN.(More)
We present a long BeppoSAX observation of Abell 754 that reports a nonthermal excess with respect to the thermal emission at energies greater than ∼ 45 keV. A VLA radio observation at 1.4 GHz definitely confirms the existence of diffuse radio emission in the central region of the cluster, previously suggested by images at 74 and 330 MHz (Kassim et al.(More)
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