C M Angelopulos

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Twenty-nine adult patients with acute leukemia receiving timed sequential chemotherapy participated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of acyclovir prophylaxis against reactivated herpes simplex virus infection. Patients with pretreatment antibody titers of 1:16 or greater received acyclovir or placebo starting 4 days after their(More)
Because gram-positive infections cause morbidity following intensive antileukemic chemotherapy, the effects of vancomycin versus placebo were evaluated in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 60 adult patients with acute leukemia and first infectious fever during prolonged (mean of 32 days) granulocytopenia. Gram-positive sepsis was(More)
A 22-year-old female with acute leukemia was admitted to the oncology center for evaluation and treatment. Piperacillin was used during her admission for treatment of Pseudomonal sepsis. The patient's renal and liver function deteriorated during the hospital course, requiring large dose adjustments of piperacillin. The elimination half-life of piperacillin(More)
Acyclovir, a new antiherpetic agent, was administered for 18 days to 10 recipients of bone marrow transplants as a part of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial assessing its prophylactic efficacy and safety. Renal glomerular function diminished over the time of the study in the 10 acyclovir-treated and 10 placebo-treated patients. The(More)
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