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PURPOSE To confirm the promising phase II results of docetaxel monotherapy, this phase III trial was conducted of chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who had previously failed platinum-containing chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 373 patients were randomized to receive either docetaxel 100 mg/m(2) (D100)(More)
We have isolated from the rat cerebellum cDNA library a complementary DNA encoding a new member of the tandem pore K(+) channel family. Its amino acid sequence shares 54% identity with that of TASK-1, but less than 30% with those of TASK-2 and other tandem pore K(+) channels (TWIK, TREK, TRAAK). Therefore, the new clone was named TASK-3. Reverse(More)
SU5416, a novel synthetic compound, is a potent and selective inhibitor of the Flk-1/KDR receptor tyrosine kinase that is presently under evaluation in Phase I clinical studies for the treatment of human cancers. SU5416 was shown to inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor-dependent mitogenesis of human endothelial cells without inhibiting the growth of a(More)
A single volume element (voxel) in a medical image may be composed of a mixture of multiple tissue types. The authors call voxels which contain multiple tissue classes mixels. A statistical mixel image model based on Markov random field (MRF) theory and an algorithm for the classification of mixels are presented. The authors concentrate on the(More)
BACKGROUND The restoration of posterior femoral translation has been shown to be an important factor in enhancing knee flexion after total knee arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to compare the ranges of motion associated with standard and high-flexion posterior stabilized total knee prostheses in patients managed with simultaneous bilateral total(More)
While there is a developing understanding of the influence of sleep on cardiovascular autonomic activity in humans, there remain unresolved issues. In particular, the effect of time within the sleep period, independent of sleep stage, has not been investigated. Further, the influence of sleep on central sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity is uncertain(More)
Premature chromatin condensation (PCC) is a hallmark of mammalian cells that begin mitosis before completing DNA replication. This lethal event is prevented by a highly conserved checkpoint involving an unknown, caffeine-sensitive mediator. Here, we have examined the possible involvement of the caffeine-sensitive ATM and ATR protein kinases in this(More)
Recently, several mammalian K(+) channel subunits (TWIK, TREK-1, TRAAK, and TASK) possessing four transmembrane segments and two pore-forming domains have been identified. We report the cloning of a new member of this tandem-pore K(+) channel from a rat cerebellum cDNA library. It is a 538-amino acid protein and shares 65% amino acid sequence identity with(More)
A variety of extracellular signals are transduced across the cell membrane by the enzyme phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C-beta (PLC-beta) coupled with guanine-nucleotide-binding G proteins. There are four isoenzymes of PLC-beta, beta1-beta4, but their functions in vivo are not known. Here we investigate the role of PLC-beta1 and PLC-beta4 in the(More)
The purpose of the current study was to directly compare the results of fixed-bearing and mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasties in the same patient who had bilateral simultaneous total knee replacements. A fixed-bearing total knee prosthesis (AMK) was implanted in one knee and a mobile-bearing total knee prosthesis (LCS) was implanted in the other knee(More)