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AIM To evaluate results of pre-operative radiochemotherapy followed by surgery for 15 patients with locally advanced un-resectable rectal cancer. METHODS 15 patients with advanced non-resectable rectal cancer were treated with pre-operative irriadiation of 40-46 Gy plus concomitant chemotherapy (5-FU+LV and 5'-DFuR) (RCS group). For comparison, 27 similar(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3-DCRT) in combination with FOLFOX4 chemotherapy for unresectable recurrent rectal cancer. METHODS Forty-eight patients with unresectable recurrent rectal cancer were randomized and treated by 3-DCRT or 3-DCRT combined with FOLFOX4 chemotherapy between September 2001 and October(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) expression and other confirmed prognostic factors in predicting clinical outcomes after the resection of gallbladder carcinoma (GBC). Between January 1999 and January 2006, a total of 84 consecutive and non-selected patients who underwent resection for GBC(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the therapeutic effect of Qingfei Huatan Quyu method (QHQ, a Chinese medicinal therapy for clearing Fei-heat and dissolving phlegm-stasis) combined with hormone-antibiotic therapy (HAT) on radiation pneumonia (RP). METHODS Eighty-one patients with RP were randomized into two groups, 41 patients in the control group and 40 in the(More)
The U loop of the vectorcardiogram was examined qualitatively and quantitatively in 100 normal subjects and 67 patients with old myocardial infarction, using a direct-writing vectorcardiograph with memory function. In the control group, the U loop was directed to the left, anteriorly and inferiorly, and it was inscribed counterclockwise in the horizontal(More)
In order to detect silent impairment of the heart due to diabetes mellitus, the signal-averaging electrocardiograms (ECG) of 21 healthy subjects and 22 diabetic patients without ventricular tachycardia were compared. The QRS duration in the signal-averaging ECG was longer in diabetic patients than in the normal subjects (87.3 ms vs. 114.5 ms, p less than(More)
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