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PURPOSE To determine the efficacy of consolidation chemotherapy (CC) with docetaxel and cisplatin (DP) after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with the same agents in locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC). PATIENT AND METHODS Patients were randomly assigned to either CCRT alone (observation arm) or CCRT followed by CC (consolidation(More)
A phase II study was conducted to assess the efficacy and tolerability of capecitabine in combination with irinotecan (CAPIRI) in advanced colorectal cancer. Forty-seven patients with previously untreated metastatic or unresectable colorectal adenocarcinoma received capecitabine 1000 mg/m2 twice daily on days 2-15 and intravenous irinotecan 100 mg/m2 on(More)
OBJECTIVES The temporal relationship between simple renal cysts and incident hypertension is unknown. In this study, we assessed the time-dependent relationship between simple renal cysts and incident hypertension in a cohort of healthy middle-aged men. METHODS A cohort study was conducted with data for 4516 healthy men with no evidence of hypertension at(More)
PURPOSE We wanted to assess the effectiveness and safety of combination chemotherapy with paclitaxel, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and cisplatin for treating advanced gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with metastatic or recurrent gastric cancer were entered into this study. Paclitaxel at a dose of 135 mg/m(2) on day 1, 5-FU 1 g/m(2)/day in a 24 hour(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS As the population ages, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP) is being used increasingly as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool for elderly patients with pancreatobiliary disease. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes, safety and complications associated with ERCP performed in the elderly patients. METHODS We(More)
PURPOSE Although platinum based chemotherapy is known to improve the survival duration for the patients with non-small cell lung cancer, the role of platinum for elderly patient is not yet clear. We administered gemcitabine and carboplatin combination therapy to elderly patients with NSCLC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicities(More)
OBJECTIVES Many chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients have persistent overt proteinuria despite angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) treatment. This study investigated whether the initial difference in intrarenal renin-angiotensin system activity measured with urinary angiotensinogen would affect the antiproteinuric effects of ARB. METHODS Between September(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND For advanced cancers of the bile duct, gallbladder and ampulla of Vater, there are only a few treatment options. We explored the efficacy of the combination of gemcitabine, 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin for advanced biliary cancers. METHODS From September 2003 to April 2010, 28 patients with recurrent or metastatic biliary tract cancer(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS An association between metabolic syndrome and impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is still controversial. We investigated the association between metabolic syndrome in itself and HRQoL in the Korean adult population. METHODS The study is a cross-sectional analysis of 8,941 adults ≥19 years of age who participated in the 2007(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the development of nephrotoxicity associated with colistin dose, and whether this relationship differs depending on renal function. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study of patients who received intravenous colistin to treat infections caused by extensively drug-resistant Gram-negative microorganisms. Adult patients receiving(More)