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Respiratory and Nasal Symptoms, Immunological Changes, and Lung Function in Industrial Bakers

Medicine. 2000;37(5):451-458. Sterk PJ, Fabbri LM, Quanjer PhH, et al. Airways Responsiveness. Standardized challenge testing with pharmacological, physical and sensitizing stimuli in adults. Report Working Party for the Standardization of Lung Function Tests. European Community for Steel and Coal. Official Statement of the European Respiratory Society. Eur Respir J. 1993;6(16):58-83. American Thoracic Society. Guidelines for Metacholine and Exercise Challenge Testing -1999. Am Respir Crit Care Med. 2000

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Never-Smoking Bricklayers

. Effects of passive smoking on respiratory symptoms, bronchial responsiveness, lung function, and total serum IgE in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey: a crosssectional study. Lancet. 2001; 358: 2103-2109. 27. Quanjer PH, Tammeling GJ, Cotes JE, Pedersen OF, Peslin R, Yernault JC. Lung volumes and forced ventilatory flows.Report Working Party Standardization of Lung Function Tests, European Community for Steel and Coal. Official Statement of the European Respiratory Society. Eur Respir J. 1993; 6 (16): 5-40. 28. Global

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Migration of Enterprise stent in treatment of intracranial aneurysms: a report of two cases

-54. Yahia AM, Gordon V, Whapham J, Malek A, Steel J, Fessler RD. Complications of Neuroform stent in endovascular treatment of intracranial aneurysms. Neurocrit Care 2008; 8: 19-30. Fiorella D, Albuquerque FC, Deshmukh VR, McDougall CG. In-stent stenosis as a delayed complication of Neuroform stent-supported coil embolization of an incidental carotid terminus aneurysm. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2004; 25: 1764-7. Streefkerk HJN, Wolfs JFC, Sorteberg W, Sorteberg AG, Tulleken CAF. The ELANA technique: constructing a high

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Phytotherapeutics oridonin and ponicidin show additive effects combined with irradiation in pancreatic cancer in vitro

treatment’s plating efficiency to the single reagent treatment one’s. Dose-response curves were created using the linear-quadratic model. 20 Combination effects were analyzed defining additivity according to Steel and Peckham. 21 For this purpose a dose-response curve was calculated that represents the course of the measured control curve at a pre-effect similar to the single reagent treatment’s effect („theoretical control-curve“). Additive effects were defined as area between the measured control curve and the theoretical one. Supraadditive effects were defined as

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Early cardiotoxicity after adjuvant concomitant treatment with radiotherapy and trastuzumab in patients with breast cancer

/s) 10.0 (7.82–11.37) 10.0 (8.05–11.8) 0.547 95% CI (-0.10–0.50) CI = confidental interval; E/A = mitral valve annulus ratio of early diastolic and atrial flow velocities; E/E m = ratio between the early diastolic blood flow velocitiy on the mitral valve annulus and early diastolic tissue Doppler velocity at the mitral ring; LA long – left atrial longitudinal diameter; LA tr = left atrial transversal diameter; LV EDD = left ventricular end diastolic diameter; LVEF = left ventricular ejection fraction; LV ESD = left ventricular end systolic

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Effects of electrochemotherapy with cisplatin and peritumoral IL-12 gene electrotransfer on canine mast cell tumors: a histopathologic and immunohistochemical study

pulses generator Cliniporator™ (IGEA s.r.l., Carpi, Italy)). Two parallel stainless steel plate electrodes with 6 mm distance between them or 4 needle row electrodes with 4 mm distance according to the tumor size was used. Immediately after the electrochemotherapy 2 mg of the IL-12 plasmid was injected intradermally in equidistant locations around tumor nodule in two locations. 10 One high voltage pulse (amplitude to electrode distance ratio 1200 V/cm, duration 100 µs) and one low voltage pulse (amplitude to electrode distance ratio 140 V/cm, duration 400 µs) 12 were

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A prototype of a flexible grid electrode to treat widespread superficial tumors by means of Electrochemotherapy

compared with the one obtained with lower distance needles. 30 Moreover, the effect of the field in term of electroporated cells has been also verified using potato tissue tests and in vitro tests. 28 , 30 , 31 Finally, in order to verify the electroporation, the results of simple preliminary tests carried on vegetable tissue are presented. Materials and methods The prototype of the grid electrode ( Figure 2 ) is composed by a flexible support and 67 (5 or 10 mm-long) stainless steel needles that can be inserted one by one and linked to the electrical

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In vitro and in vivo evaluation of electrochemotherapy with trans-platinum analogue trans-[PtCl2(3-Hmpy)2]

clinics, showing a local effectiveness of up to 80% of local tumour control. 30 - 33 The antitumour effectiveness of electrochemotherapy primarily relies on increased drug uptake and platinum binding to DNA. 25 , 29 , 34 However, some effects might be attributed to immune system modulation and changes in tumour blood flow. 27 , 35 - 36 Thus far, electroporation has been used to increase antitumour effectiveness of platinum (II) analogue 3P-SK containing squarato (skv = 3,4-dioxocyclobut-1-ene-1,2-diolate) and 3-Hmpy ligands (3P-SK, [Pt(3-Hmpy) 2 (skv)]). Indeed, 3P

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The use of high-frequency short bipolar pulses in cisplatin electrochemotherapy in vitro

between plate stainless-steel electrodes with 2 mm distance. 40 Between pulses, electrodes were cleaned in potassium-phosphate buffer (KPB, 10 mM KH 2 PO 4 /K 2 HPO 4 in ratio 40.5:9.5, 1 mM MgCl 2 , 250 mM sucrose) and dried with sterile gauze. 100 μs long monopolar pulses (8 pulses, delivered at repetition frequency 1 Hz, Figure 1A) of different voltages (80, 120, 160, 200, 240 V) were delivered by the commercially available BetaTech pulse generator (Electro cell B10, BetaTech, France) or BTX Gemini X2 pulse generator (Harvard Apparatus, USA). Short bipolar pulses

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The biology and clinical potential of circulating tumor cells

blood vessel via active intravasation involving epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) or by passive shedding due to compromised tumor vasculature. CTCs can exist in different phenotypes- epithelial, mesenchymal or both- hybrid epithelial/ mesenchymal phenotype (hybrid E/M). CTCs can be found in the form of individual cells or cell clusters; the latter show increased metastatic potential compared to individual CTCs. Platelet-CTC interaction in the blood vessel acts as a shield against the shear stress of blood flow, immune attack and also enables the adhesion to the

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