Calvin McMillan

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This study compared neuropsychologic test results and academic functioning among 28 school-age children with sickle cell anemia (SCA), and 28 healthy, age-, sex-, and socioeconomically matched black peers followed at a tertiary care center. Children with SCA scored significantly lower on reading and spelling achievement scores than healthy matched peers.(More)
Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is a common, clinically heterogeneous haemolytic anaemia in which the primary erythrocyte defect is believed to be some abnormality in the spectrin-actin membrane skeleton, leading to loss of surface membrane. Recessively inherited spectrin deficiency with extreme erythrocyte fragility and spherocytosis has been identified in(More)
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is the most common human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated malignancy in hemophiliacs. We studied the incidence and clinicopathologic features of NHL in 3,041 hemophiliacs followed at 18 US Hemophilia Centers between 1978 and 1989. Of the 1,295 (56.6%) who were HIV(+), 253 (19.5%) developed acquired immunodeficiency(More)
Efforts to detect subtle but objective neuropsychologic deficits could clarify the early involvement of the central nervous system and the progression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in older children and young adolescents. Baseline examinations of 63 children and adolescents with hemophilia were conducted by examiners unaware of HIV status(More)
To determine how various inheritance patterns and responses to splenectomy relate to erythrocyte spectrin deficiencies in hereditary spherocytosis, we measured the spectrin content of erythrocytes by radioimmunoassay in 33 patients with this disease. Patients with the dominant form of hereditary spherocytosis generally had mild anemia, with spectrin at 63(More)
During a 4-year multicenter cooperative study of acquired factor VIII inhibitors in persons with hemophilia A, new inhibitors were detected in 31 of 1,306 patients who entered the study without an inhibitor or the history of an inhibitor. The incidence of new inhibitors was eight per 1,000 patient-years of observation. The factor VIII:C level before(More)
A retrospective study of 153 hemophiliacs infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) was performed to determine the clinical and immunological consequences of HIV-1 infection and the markers and cofactors associated with these changes. Nearly 80% of HIV-1-infected hemophiliacs have developed a significant reduction in their CD-4+ counts (less than(More)
The case history of a child with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is reported to illustrate both an unusual presentation of APL as a pelvic mass and to review the pathophysiology and treatment of the disease. Therapy of APL consists of chemotherapy, namely adriamycin/daunomycin for remission induction, and of control of disseminated intravascular(More)
By using sites for the restriction nuclease Hpa II, the information for the anticodon stem and loop of an altered Su+2 amber suppressor tRNA (a mutant of tRNAGln) has been transplanted to a specially prepared tRNATrp gene, which lacks it homologous anticodon stem and loop sequence. The resulting tRNA gene was cloned under lac operator-promoter control. The(More)