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Immunocytochemical detection of epithelial cells in the bone marrow of primary breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis

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PURPOSE: The immunocytochemical detection of epithelial cells in the bone marrow (BM) of breast cancer (BC) patients has been shown to have prognostic importance in several studies. We conducted a systematic review of the literature and a meta-analysis to assess the specificity, rate of positivity and correlation with ...

Do patients need to read research? Cochrane consumer network can help patients

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Cochrane Library; Patient Education ou Educação do Paciente; Correspondence or Letters or Cartas ao Editor; 

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Clark O. Do patients need to read research? Cochrane consumer network ...

Research

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This text presents a reflection on the chief steps involved in experimental execution, and approaches sequentially the following aspects: a) what is research?, b) why carry out a research?, c) how can a research be useful in the future?, d) what are the stages involved in a research and who should be considered authors ...

Colony stimulating factors for chemotherapy induced febrile neutropenia

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Febrile neutropenia is a frequent event for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and it is potentially a life threatening situation. The current treatment is supportive care plus antibiotics. Colony stimulating factors (CSF) are cytokines that stimulate and accelerate the production of one or more cellular lines in ...

Early versus deferred treatment for early stage multiple myeloma

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Early stage multiple myeloma (MM) represents about 20% of MM. Most of the patients are asymptomatic. Thus, it is far less dramatic than advanced disease and may require different treatment strategies. For these patients, it is not clear whether it is better to start chemotherapy right after the diagnosis or to delay the ...

Pharmaceutical industry sponsorship and research outcome and quality: systematic review

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To investigate whether funding of drug studies by the pharmaceutical industry is associated with outcomes that are favourable to the funder and whether the methods of trials funded by pharmaceutical companies differ from the methods in trials with other sources of support. METHODS: Medline (January 1966 to December 2002) ...

Treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer

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Cancer or Câncer; Prostate Cancer or Câncer de Próstata; Surgery or Cirurgia; Radiotherapy or Radioterapia; Guidelines or Diretrizes Clínicas; 

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Netto Jr NR, Ferreira U, Koff ...

Meta-análise: uma introdução para o oncologista. Meta-analysis: an introduction to oncologists

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Meta-Analysis or Metanálise; Systematic Review or Revisão Sistemática; 

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Soares H, Clark OAC, Giglio Ad. Meta-análise: uma introdução para o oncologista. Meta-analysis: an introduction to ...

Prophylaxis of Infection in Multiple Myeloma Patients: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

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Multiple Myeloma or Mieloma Múltiplo; Randomized Controlled Trials or Estudos Randomizados Controlados; Systematic Review or Revisão Sistemática; Infections or Infecções; 

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How Early Could We Have Known That Some Hematological Interventions Were Effective?

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Cumulative Meta-analysis or Metanálise Cumulativa; Systematic Review or Revisão Sistemática; Meta-Analysis or Metanálise; Uncertainty Principle or Princípio da Incerteza; 

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