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PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to demonstrate long-term survival of nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with concomitant chemotherapy and radiotherapy (CCRT) followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS AND PATIENTS One hundred and seven patients with Stage III and IV (American Joint Committee on Cancer, AJCC, 1988) nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) were(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) have been recognized as the etiological agent of warts, and they may also be associated with many cancers. HPV-18 is very common both in genital papillomas and in large bowel cancer. The relation between HPV-18 infection and natural course of colorectal cancer has not been fully defined. In this study, normal mucosa and(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the incidence of chronic activities of daily living (ADL) disability and to analyze the sociodemographic, health status, adverse lifestyle, and leisure-time physical activity predictors for chronic ADL disability. DESIGN We recruited a cohort of community-dwelling older people in Taipei, Taiwan, who were not ADL disabled in August(More)
The effects of administration of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH), luteinizing hormone (LH) or luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) into the lateral cerebral ventricle on thermoregulation and food and water intake were assessed in rats. Intracerebroventricular, but not intraperitoneal, injection of TSH, LH or(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the incidence and risk factors for locoregional recurrence (LRR) in patients with breast cancer who had T1 or T2 primary tumor and 1-3 histologically involved axillary lymph nodes treated with modified radical mastectomy without adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between April 1991 and December 1998, 125 patients with(More)
Voluntary control of the bowel movements is a social necessity. Lack of control relegates one to psychological debility and the possible need for a permanent colostomy. Anorectal angle plays an important role in fecal continence. In the normal individual, this angle lies in the range of 60 to 105 degrees. Perineal colostomy, once proposed for patients who(More)
Nineteen endogenous depressive in-patients (13 with major depression and 6 with bipolar disorder-depressed) and 10 other patients with dysthymic disorder serving as the control group were given the dexamethasone suppression test (DST, 1 mg/subject). The results showed that the DST sensitivity in endogenous depressives was 73.7% and the specificity was 90%.(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to identifying and eradicating premalignant lesions, and detecting early cancer before the development of life-threatening consequences, new concepts and technological advances have stimulated a hightened interest in the secondary prevention of colorectal cancer. METHODS People whose first degree relatives have had colorectal cancer(More)
Testing the nonrandomness of breakage at a chromosome band is an essential step fo identifying a fragile site. In this paper, we propose a method derived by using the relationship between the binomial and F distributions for testing nonrandomness. The method is simple in calculation. It was applied to the detection of fragile sites for Chinese patients with(More)
PURPOSE Concomitant chemotherapy and radiotherapy (CCRT), followed by adjuvant chemotherapy, has improved the outcome of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). However, the prognosis and patterns of failure after this combined-modality treatment are not yet clear. In this report, the prognostic factors and failure patterns we observed with CCRT may shed new light(More)