C K Devereux

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In a double-blind prospective randomized trial, we assessed the efficacy and safety of modified total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) plus low dose prednisone (TLI-LDP) as compared to sham TLI plus identical prednisone therapy (sham TLI-LDP) in 46 patients with progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). No significant difference existed between groups at(More)
Total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) has been reported to delay deterioration in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders. METHODS--In an open trial, the effect of TLI combined with a one year course of low dose prednisone was compared to the effect of sham TLI and TLI only in a prior double-blind study of patients with(More)
We have found a significant relationship between blood lymphocyte count and prognosis in 45 patients receiving either total lymphoid irradiation or sham irradiation for chronic progressive multiple sclerosis. Patients with sustained lymphocyte counts less than 900 mm-3 for prolonged periods after treatment showed less rapid progression over the ensuing 3(More)
To determine whether immunosuppression by total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) slowed deterioration of chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), functional impairment score and blood lymphocyte counts were compared at 6-month intervals through 4 years following treatment of MS patients by either TLI (n = 27) or sham irradiation (n = 21). At each interval, 20(More)
Although chemical immunosuppression has been shown to benefit patients with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), it appears that chemotherapy has an appreciable oncogenic potential in patients with multiple sclerosis. Accordingly, we developed a modified total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) regimen designed to reduce toxicity and applied it to a(More)
T lymphocyte subset percentages were determined in 16 total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) treated and 18 sham treated control patients with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis. During the first year after treatment, the ratio of T helper/inducer to T suppressor/cytotoxic cells (Th/Ts ratio) was significantly higher in sham treated multiple sclerosis(More)
We have monitored the cell surface phenotypic changes occurring in T, B and NK cells of chronic progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) patients after total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) plus low-dose prednisone (TLI-LDP) therapy in comparison to sham TLI-LDP. TLI-LDP resulted in a marked reduction in the relative and absolute number of total CD3+ T cells, CD4+(More)
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