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This study investigated the clinico-pathologic correlation of tumor angiogenesis in non-small-cell lung cancers. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded surgical specimens of 55 consecutive patients with primary non-small-cell lung cancers were examined. Included were 26 squamous cell carcinomas and 29 adenocarcinomas. Twenty-five patients had stage I disease,(More)
At National Taiwan University Hospital, from 1986 to 1996, autopsies were performed on 16 patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. There were 15 men and 1 woman. Fourteen of these male patients had contracted the disease as a result of sexual practice, among which 9 were homosexual, 1 was bisexual and 4 were heterosexual. One of the patients had(More)
Seven relapsed and/or refractory acute promyelocytic leukaemia patients were treated by arsenic trioxide (As2O3). Four patients (4/7, 57%) achieved complete remission after one to three cycles of treatment and the most common acute side-effect was fluid retention (in six patients, 86%), including weight gains and pleuro-pericardial effusions. Evident(More)
Since 1994 an endemic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has developed in Taiwan after a prevalent use of a body-weight-reducing vegetable, Sauropus androgynus (SA). All conventional treatments for COPD, including steroids and bronchodilators, had been ineffective. Studies of limited lung biopsy specimens from these patients revealed(More)
Cisplatin is widely used for the treatment of solid tumours including small cell lung cancers, but its success is often compromised by relapse and resistance to further treatment. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and Akt are two major cell survival pathways that are upregulated and activated in lung cancer tissues. Phosphorylated ERK1/2(More)
To determine the relative importance of multiple interrelated factors that have been considered to contribute to pulmonary infarction, the authors performed a discriminant analysis on consecutively autopsied patients with pulmonary embolism. From the clinic records of 45 individuals, the authors tabulated the underlying illness, history of valvular or(More)
We report two cases where high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) assisted in the diagnosis of a patient with lymphangioleiomyomatosis and a patient with pulmonary tuberous sclerosis. HRCT was used in both cases where the chest radiographs and conventional computed tomographic scans appeared relatively normal but the conditions were strongly suspected.
We carried out a study of pregnant patients in a health maintenance organization to identify and provide case management of women at risk of preterm labor and to determine important risk factors for preterm labor in a managed care population. Data were collected on 794 women who completed an initial prenatal care visit at HealthAmerica of Pittsburgh between(More)
An 82-year-old man developed progressive weakness of both legs 1 month prior to admission. He reported no previous history of trauma. Spine radiography revealed marked thoracic and lumbar spondylosis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine disclosed segmental stenosis with cord compression at T10-11 due to an extradural soft tissue lesion. Based on a(More)