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BACKGROUND The inflammation-based Glasgow prognostic score (GPS) has been shown to be a prognostic factor for a variety of tumours. This study investigates the significance of the modified GPS (mGPS) for the prognosis of patients with gastric cancer. METHODS The mGPS (0=C-reactive protein (CRP) ≤ 10 mg l(-1), 1=CRP>10 mg l(-1) and 2=CRP>10 mg l(-1) and… (More)
S-1 is a potent antitumour drug in gastric cancer. After years of disagreement about the utility of chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer, several studies have recently demonstrated the efficacy of S-1 in both the adjuvant and primary settings. In this Minireview, the value of S-1 in the treatment of gastric cancer is discussed.
OBJECTIVE We used the hybrid capture assays to investigate the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among commercial sex workers in Tokyo. METHODS Five hundred forty-six consecutive commercial sex workers (CSW) who visited an STD clinic for STD checkup in 1998 and 1999 were studied. A control group… (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), and of hepatitis B surface (HBs) antigen in commercial sex workers (CSW) who attended a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic in Tokyo. METHODS Surveys were conducted on 308 CSW and 384 control subjects for… (More)