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Long-term outcome in patients with a pathological complete response after chemoradiation for rectal cancer: a pooled analysis of individual patient data.
BACKGROUND Locally advanced rectal cancer is usually treated with preoperative chemoradiation. After chemoradiation and surgery, 15-27% of the patients have no residual viable tumour at pathologicalExpand
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Diagnostic performance of noninvasive myocardial perfusion imaging using single-photon emission computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and positron emission tomography imaging for the
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the 3 most commonly used noninvasive myocardial perfusion imaging modalities, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT),Expand
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Wait-and-see policy for clinical complete responders after chemoradiation for rectal cancer.
PURPOSE Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer can result in complete disappearance of tumor and involved nodes. In patients without residual tumor on imaging and endoscopy (clinicalExpand
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Assessment of Clinical Complete Response After Chemoradiation for Rectal Cancer with Digital Rectal Examination, Endoscopy, and MRI: Selection for Organ-Saving Treatment
BackgroundThe response to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for rectal cancer can be assessed by clinical examination, consisting of digital rectal examination (DRE) and endoscopy, and by MRI. A high accuracyExpand
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Diagnostic tests for renal artery stenosis in patients suspected of having renovascular hypertension: a meta-analysis
Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched from database inception until August 2000 using the following keywords: 'magnetic resonance imaging', 'tomography', 'x-ray',Expand
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Injection therapy for subacute and chronic benign low back pain.
STUDY DESIGN The Medline and Embase databases containing randomized controlled trials of injection therapy published to 1998 were systematically reviewed. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectivenessExpand
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Injection therapy for subacute and chronic low-back pain.
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of injection therapy for low-back pain is still debatable. Heterogeneity of target tissue, pharmacological agent and dosage generally found in randomized controlledExpand
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Photodynamic therapy versus topical imiquimod versus topical fluorouracil for treatment of superficial basal-cell carcinoma: a single blind, non-inferiority, randomised controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Superficial basal-cell carcinoma is most commonly treated with topical non-surgical treatments, such as photodynamic therapy or topical creams. Photodynamic therapy is considered theExpand
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Injection Therapy for Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: An Updated Cochrane Review
Study Design. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Objective. To determine if injection therapy is more effective than placebo or other treatments for patients with subacute orExpand
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Influence of SERTPR and STin2 in the serotonin transporter gene on the effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in depression: a systematic review
Large differences in clinical response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are observed in depressive patients with different genotypes. Quantification of these differences is neededExpand
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