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We developed the MGH Hairpulling Scale to provide a brief, self-report instrument for assessing repetitive hairpulling. Seven individual items, rated for severity from 0 to 4, assess urges to pull, actual pulling, perceived control, and associated distress. We administered the scale to 119 consecutive patients with chronic hairpulling. Statistical analyses(More)
Our purpose was to determine the effect of creatine supplementation on power output during a 30-s maximal cycling (Wingate) test. Nine males underwent 3 randomly ordered tests following ingestion of a creatine supplementation (CRE), placebo (PLA), and control (CON) CRE was ingested as creatine monohydrate (CrH2O) dissolved in a flavored drink (20g.d-1 for 3(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the cumulative incidence of and the risk factors for developing second malignant neoplasms (SMN) in children and adolescents following treatment for relapse of acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL). METHODS Patients (1376) up to 18 years of age with first relapse of non-B-cell ALL were treated and achieved a 2nd complete remission (CR).(More)
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) is frequently considered as treatment for relapsed childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). For patients without a matched sibling donor, SCT from unrelated donors (UD-SCT) has been increasingly performed during the past years. However, UD-SCT-related mortality and morbidity is still considerable, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the desire to have children, the actual number of children, and children's health in a survey of 752 adult survivors of paediatric or adolescent cancer in Berlin, Germany. PATIENTS The German Childhood Cancer Registry ( Deutsches Kinderkrebsregister, DKKR) listed 752 paediatric cancer patients who had been treated in 1 of the 2(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the therapeutic efficacy of different treatment strategies, namely chemotherapy, allogeneic and autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT), for extramedullary relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children in second or subsequent remission. Between 1983 and 1993, 165 patients up to 19 years of age with(More)
It is unclear how best to treat children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) who are in a second remission. Treatment with bone-marrow transplants from HLA-identical siblings results in a statistically greater likelihood of leukaemia-free survival than does chemotherapy. Less than 25% of relapsed patients are able to benefit from this therapy due to a(More)
The aim of our study was to characterise, for the first time, the chemo- and radiation sensitivity of seven pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemias xenotransplanted into immunodeficient NOD/SCID mice and to correlate the findings with the expression of three drug resistance proteins, P-glycoprotein (P-gp), multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP1) and(More)
For children with an early bone marrow relapse or relapsed T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is currently the only therapeutic option with a curative approach. Here, the graft versus leukemia (GvL) effect seems to play an important role for long-term immunological control of leukemia. If a bone marrow(More)