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A total of 100 patients with stage III or IV head or neck cancer, a performance status of 0-1, and anemia with hemoglobin (Hb) < 10 g/dL at baseline who where to receive chemotherapy concomitantly or sequentially with radiotherapy were randomized to receive either epoetin beta 10,000 IU thrice weekly (TW) (n = 52) and oral iron starting 10-15 days before(More)
Lymphangiomatosis is a rare condition that involves bone, soft tissue, or viscera in a diffuse fashion. We report four examples affecting male infants and boys (aged 9 months to 11 years: mean, 5.3 years). All four cases presented with respiratory symptoms. Investigations showed chylothorax in all patients and chylopericardium in one patient. Three patients(More)
To determine the impact of pulmonary infections on survival in patients with lung cancer, a retrospective review of the records of 121 such patients treated at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, was done. There were 77 men and 44 women; 118 were black. The mean age was 63.5 years. Forty-three patients had squamous cell carcinoma, 31 had(More)
The study compared the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin in 12 healthy male volunteers with normal renal function. Each volunteer received oral ciprofloxacin 500 mg, intravenous (i.v.) ciprofloxacin 400 mg, oral ofloxacin 400 mg, or i.v. ofloxacin 400 mg in a randomized, double-blind, crossover design with a one-week(More)
Comparative pharmacokinetics of i.v. and oral ciprofloxacin was studied in 24 healthy male subjects given 400 mg i.v. tds or 750 mg po bd in a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover fashion with at least a 10 day washout period. Blood and urine samples were obtained following the first (single dose) and last (steady state) dose in each(More)
The pharmacokinetics of intravenous ciprofloxacin and its metabolites were characterized in 42 subjects with various degrees of renal function (group 1, Clcr (mL/min/1.73 m2) > 90, n = 10; group 2, Clcr 61-90, n = 11; group 3, Clcr 31-60, n = 11; group 4, Clcr < or = 30, n = 10). The dosage regimens were-groups 1 and 2: 400 mg i.v. at 8 hourly intervals;(More)
The effects of age and gender on the pharmacokinetics of high-dose intravenous ciprofloxacin in a healthy volunteer study were investigated. Plasma ciprofloxacin concentrations were higher in the elderly than in the young, and the pharmacokinetic parameters were not significantly different between the genders. Ciprofloxacin was well tolerated, with the(More)
Intravenous ciprofloxacin is frequently prescribed for the treatment of infections due to nosocomially acquired gram-negative organisms, including those originating in the respiratory tract. In this study, the concentrations of ciprofloxacin in serum and lung tissue were determined by HPLC in patients undergoing lung surgery. A total of 22 patients(More)
The oral bioequivalence and tolerability of two ciprofloxacin formulations (tablet and suspension) and the effect of food on the absorption of ciprofloxacin oral suspension were investigated. Sixty-eight young, healthy male subjects participated in two separate, randomized, crossover studies. In study 1, ciprofloxacin as a single 500 mg tablet or as 500(More)
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