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STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the relationship of distance ambulated during the 6-min walk test (6'WT) to maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max). DESIGN Multivariate analysis of patient characteristics to VO2 max. SETTING Pre-lung transplant evaluation. PATIENTS 60 patients (22 men, 38 women; mean age, 44 years) with end-stage lung disease (mean FEV1 and(More)
UNLABELLED PET is now widely used in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer with (18)F-FDG. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the prognostic value of diffuse bone marrow hypermetabolism along with other PET prognostic factors with respect to survival and compare them with other established prognostic factors in a large cohort of patients. METHODS(More)
In classic Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) the malignant mononuclear Hodgkin (H) and multinuclear Reed-Sternberg (RS) cells are characterized by a distinct three-dimensional nuclear telomere organization with shortening of the telomere length and the formation of telomeric aggregates. We asked if the severity of these telomere changes correlates with the clinical(More)
This study was designed to assess the inhibition of tumor growth by oxaliplatin combined with UFT and folinic acid (FA). Growth inhibition was studied in nude mice transplanted with human colorectal HT29 tumor cell xenografts and treated for 28 days with oral UFT (20 mg/kg/day) and FA (4 mg/kg/day), i.p. oxaliplatin (10 mg/kg on day 1) or a combination of(More)
In this paper we report on the synthesis of diversified linear polyamine architectures with different chain lengths and compositions and their interaction with phosphate groups of DNA/siRNA. The polyplex formation between model nucleotide (dsDNA) and these linear polyamines has been determined at different nitrogen to phosphorus (N/P) ratios using(More)
We report a combined dynamic light scattering (DLS) and neutron spin-echo (NSE) study on the local bilayer undulation dynamics of phospholipid vesicles composed of 1,2-dimyristoyl-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine (DMPC) under the influence of temperature and the additives cholesterol and trehalose. The additives affect vesicle size and self-diffusion.(More)
The influence of ionic strength and of the chemical nature of cations on the protein-protein interactions in ovalbumin solution was studied using small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering (SAXS/SANS). The globular protein ovalbumin is found in dimeric form in solutions as suggested by SANS/SAXS experiments. Due to the negative charge of the proteins at(More)
In this study, the phase behavior, structure and properties of systems composed of the cationic, cellulose-based polycation JR 400 and the anionic surfactants sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS) or sodium dodecylethoxysulfate (SDES), mainly in the semidilute regime, were examined. This system shows the interesting feature of a very large viscosity(More)
The properties and the structure of polymer-modified silica nanoparticles were investigated by several characterization methods, with an emphasis on scattering techniques. Both bare and amino functionalized nanoparticles were used. To determine the effect of the charge, the polymer used was either nonionic poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) or partially(More)
The production of structurally well-defined unilamellar vesicles and the control of their stability are of utmost importance for many of their applications but still a largely unresolved practical issue. In the present work we show that by admixing small amounts of amphiphilic copolymer to the original components of a spontaneously vesicle-forming(More)