Abdo S Haddad

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OBJECTIVES Using metaphase cytogenetics (MC), chromosomal defects can be detected in 40% to 60% of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS); cytogenetic results have a major impact on prognosis. We hypothesize that more precise methods of chromosomal analysis will detect new/additional cryptic lesions in a higher proportion of MDS patients. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse drug interactions are major causes of morbidity, hospitalizations, and mortality. The greatest risk of drug interactions occurs through in the cytochrome system. CYP3A4, the most prevalent cytochrome, accounts for 30-50% of drugs metabolized through type I enzymes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Palliative patients received medications for(More)
Lung cancer is considered the number one killer among all cancers. Recent observations have altered the treatment paradigm for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The discovery of activating mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor and anaplastic lymphoma kinase positivity has made personalized treatment for NSCLC more feasible. Both erlotinib and(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac sarcomas are rare and have a poor prognosis. The median overall survival remains dismal and has been reported ranging from 6 months to a few years. Primary cardiac sarcoma is the most common malignant tumor comprising approximately 95% of all malignant tumors of the heart. METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review in a single(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in both developed and developing countries with unacceptably high mortality even for early-stage cancers. Present guidelines do not recommend adjuvant chemotherapy for stage I non-small cell lung carcinoma and prompts a search for a prognostic marker that would separate stage I patients into 2 groups,(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer-related anorexia is traditionally considered part of a complex but ill-defined anorexia-cachexia syndrome in which anorexia is intimately associated with other gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and weight loss. We surveyed cancer patients with anorexia to learn more about the relationship between anorexia and these symptoms. MATERIALS AND(More)
A 35-year-old female patient from Waterloo, Ontario was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis in June 1995. Records indicated that the patient had emigrated from Laos circa 1990. A culture grown from a bronchoalveolar lavage specimen was identified as Mycobacterium tuberculosis by standard biochemical methods. Drug-susceptibility testing indicated the(More)