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To evaluate the response rate and toxicity of the combination of irinotecan (CPT-11) and cisplatin in a neoadjuvant setting, a phase II study was conducted regarding the regimen of this combination in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Eligibility included patients with previously untreated stage Ib2, IIb, or IIIb squamous cell carcinoma with(More)
BACKGROUND A phase III trial was conducted to determine whether neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) before radical surgery (RS) improves overall survival. METHODS Patients with stage IB2, IIA2, or IIB squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix were randomly assigned to receive either BOMP (bleomycin 7 mg days 1-5, vincristine 0.7 mg m(-2) day 5, mitomycin(More)
BACKGROUND Central catecholamines, particularly dopaminergic and noradrenergic systems, have affected the appetitive behavior in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). The purpose of this study is to distinguish the characteristics of contingent negative variation (CNV) and postimperative negative variation (PINV), which may reflect the level of catecholamine(More)
OBJECTIVE Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic medical condition characterized by symptoms that the affect an individual's response to low-level chemical exposure. In this study, we identified a chemical sensitive population (CSP) and investigated the effect of genetic polymorphisms on their risk of chemical sensitivity. METHODS A quick(More)
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