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Physiology of REM sleep, cataplexy, and sleep paralysis.
The main neural structures generating muscle atonia and other phenomena characteristic of REM sleep are present in dorsolateral portions of the pons in the brainstem. Occurrence of REM sleep and theExpand
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Particle irradiation suppresses metastatic potential of cancer cells.
Particle radiotherapy such as proton and carbon ion has been producing promising clinical results worldwide. The purpose of this study was to compare metastatic capabilities of malignant tumor cellsExpand
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Preclinical biological assessment of proton and carbon ion beams at Hyogo Ion Beam Medical Center.
PURPOSE To assess the biologic effects of proton and carbon ion beams before clinical use. METHODS AND MATERIALS Cultured cells from human salivary gland cancer (HSG cells) were irradiated at 5Expand
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A phase I/II study of gemcitabine-concurrent proton radiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer without distant metastasis.
PURPOSE We conducted the study to assess the feasibility and efficacy of gemcitabine-concurrent proton radiotherapy (GPT) for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Of allExpand
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Determination of the mean excitation energy of water from proton beam ranges
Abstract The stopping powers of protons in water are important quantities in proton therapy since they determine absorbed doses to water. These stopping powers were provided by the ICRU in report 49Expand
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Endoscopic findings of radiation esophagitis in concurrent chemoradiotherapy for intrathoracic malignancies.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The incidence and extent of radiation esophagitis were assessed endoscopically in patients treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighty-two patientsExpand
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Clinical results and risk factors of proton and carbon ion therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma
The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of proton and carbon ion therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
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High‐dose proton therapy and carbon‐ion therapy for stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer
A study was undertaken to evaluate the clinical outcome of particle therapy for stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
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Particle therapy using carbon ions or protons as a definitive therapy for patients with primary sacral chordoma.
OBJECTIVE This study retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and toxicity of particle therapy using carbon ions or protons for primary sacral chordomas. METHODS We evaluated 23 patients with primaryExpand
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Dosimetric predictors of radiation esophagitis in patients treated for non-small-cell lung cancer with carboplatin/paclitaxel/radiotherapy.
PURPOSE To establish dosimetric predictors of radiation esophagitis (RE) in patients treated with a combination of carboplatin, paclitaxel, and radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Three-dimensionalExpand
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