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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE T-cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) are common in Asia, It's biological behavior is different from B-cell NHL. It often shows lower chemo-sensitivity, high incidence of relapse and poor prognosis. This study was designed to analyse the clinical characteristics and to evaluate the effectiveness and toxicity of standard CHOP regimen in(More)
Various studies on lymphoma microenvironment have demonstrated the prognostic impact of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in patients with B-cell lymphoma. Little is known about the correlation between TAMs and treatment outcome in mature T- and natural killer (NK) cell lymphomas. We analyzed the prognostic relevance of CD68+ TAMs by immunohistochemical(More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN). Destruction of the SN can lead to gastric dyskinesis accompanied by decreased expression of choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) and increased expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) in the dorsal vagus(More)
The role of temozolomide in untreated PCNSL patients has not yet been clearly defined. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and toxicity of MT and MC chemotherapy in this population. A total of 41 consecutive patients were enrolled from March 2001 to July 2011. The ORR and CRR for MT vs. MC were 70% vs. 61.9% and 45% vs. 38.1% on ITT basis,(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation has been reported in B-cell lymphoma patients with resolved hepatitis B (hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg]-negative and hepatitis B core antibody [HBcAb]-positive). This study aimed to assess HBV reactivation and hepatitis occurrence in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients with resolved hepatitis(More)
To study movement disorder in Parkinson's disease (PD), an animal model of PD can be created by injecting lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into the substantia nigra of rats. In addition to body movement disorders, patients with PD often experience gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction, such as gastroparesis. However, the underlying mechanism of these disorders remains(More)
A novel dihydro-aryl/alkylsulfanyl-cyclohexylmethyl-oxopyrimidines (S-DACOs) combinatory library was synthesized and evaluated with C8166 cells infected by the HIV-1(IIIB) in vitro, using Nevirapine (NVP) and Zidovudine (AZT) as positive control. The anti-HIV screening results revealed that C-6-cyclohexylmethyl substituted pyrimidinones possessed higher(More)
OBJECTIVE This clinical study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of the combined regimen of docetaxel, 5-Fu and DDP (TPF) in the treatment of advanced or relapsed nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS Fifty-six patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent/metastatic NPC following chemotherapy or radiotherapy were enrolled. Both docetaxel(More)
The aims were to access anxiety and type D personality (TDP) in parents of children with leukemia, and to determine the mediating effect of social support and coping style on the relationship between TDP and anxiety. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 231 parents of children with leukemia and 261 parents of children with acute diseases in(More)
The dorsal motor nucleus of vagus (DMV) plays an important role in the regulation of gastrointestinal function. Dopamine (DA) exerts potent neuromodulatory effects on the motoneurons in the DMV via dopamine receptors (DRs). However, the distribution of DRs and their neurochemical phenotypes in the DMV are unclear. In the present study, the distribution of(More)