Bree Erickson

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Unresectable cancer of the pancreas was treated with the combination of weekly paclitaxel and external beam irradiation in an effort to improve palliation and extend life expectancy. One hundred twenty-two patients were entered in a multicentered protocol. Thirteen patients were either ineligible, cancelled, or had delinquent data, thus providing 109 for(More)
A registry of suspected cases of cancer-associated hemolytic-uremic syndrome (C-HUS) was established in May 1984. Records of 85 patients from the registry, all with history of cancer, hematocrit less than or equal to 25%, platelet count less than 100,000, and serum creatinine greater than or equal to 1.6 mg/dL were subjected to in-depth analysis.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of selective irradiation in the management of recurrent or persistent ovarian carcinoma involving the vagina or rectum after initial surgery or surgery and chemotherapy. METHODS Twenty-eight patients with recurrent or persistent vaginal and/or perirectal disease from ovarian carcinoma received(More)
IMPORTANCE The classic presentation of laryngomalacia (LM) is stridor, but alternate presentations include snoring and/or sleep-disordered breathing (S-SDB) and swallowing dysfunction (SWD). Several classification schemes have been developed for LM, but to our knowledge, none have been successfully investigated as to the ability to predict parameters of(More)
BACKGROUND Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) is the most common head and neck cancer, affecting approximately 2000 Canadians yearly. Analysis of Canadian Cancer Registry data has shown that the incidence of oral cavity cancer is decreasing and survival outcomes are improving. There are significant health disparities in First Nations (FN) people in(More)
Recombinant human erythropoietin is effective therapy for the anemia of chronic renal failure. Hypertension, seizures, dialysis access thromboses, and clotted dialyzers have been reported as problems associated with the use of this drug. To test the hypothesis that low-dose erythropoietin is effective and safe, we gave 37 chronic hemodialysis patients this(More)
IMPORTANCE Laryngomalacia (LM) classically presents with stridor in early infancy but can present atypically with snoring and/or sleep-disordered breathing (S-SDB) or swallowing dysfunction (SwD). The epidemiology of these atypical presentations has not been established in the literature. OBJECTIVE To document the primary modes of presentation for LM in a(More)
Thirty four patients treated with mastectomy and axillary node dissection for potentially curable breast cancer received a seven month combined adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy program. These patients were considered to be at high risk for recurrence because they had either three or more positive axillary lymph nodes or their primary tumor was(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal obstruction is a common complaint seen by otolaryngologists. The internal nasal valve (INV) is typically the narrowest portion of the nasal cavity, and if this area collapses on inspiration the patient experiences significant symptoms of nasal obstruction. The nasal obstruction is further compounded if the INV is narrower than normal.(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with previous neck external beam radiotherapy (XRT) diagnosed with idiopathic vocal cord paralysis (VCP) can harbour sinister pathology. A case series of such patients found to have vagal malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours (MPNSTs) is presented and combined with a literature review. Management and survival outcomes are analyzed. (More)
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