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In 105 consecutive patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (French-American-British M3 excluded), we compared prospectively the risk of bleeding complications, the number of platelet and red blood cell transfusions administered , and the costs of transfusions using two different prophylactic platelet transfusion protocols. Two hundred sixteen cycles of(More)
Hydroquinone, an activator of caspase-9 activity via reactive oxygen species, and farnesol, a post-translational down-regulator of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase activity suppress the growth of murine 816 melanoma cells. Our previous studies have shown that farnesyl-O-acetylhydroquinone has a markedly greater growth-suppressive activity(More)
The introduction of cyclosporin significantly improved solid organ transplantation outcomes. However, the costs associated with immunosuppressive therapy increased from approximately $US1000 to $US2000 per patient per year with azathioprine (AZA) and prednisone to $US5000 to $US8000 per patient per year with the addition of cyclosporin (1997 values).(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the utility of surveillance endomyocardial biopsies (EMBs) during a 14-day OKT3 induction course after cardiac transplantation, histologic results of the first two EMBs were retrospectively reviewed. METHODS Seventy-three consecutive cardiac transplant recipients who received an OKT3-based quadruple sequential immunosuppressive(More)
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