Colleen McKenna

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Toll-like receptors (TLR) are expressed by a variety of cancers, including melanoma, but their functional contributions in cancer cells are uncertain. To approach this question, we evaluated the effects of stimulating or inhibiting the TLR/IL-1 receptor-associated kinases IRAK-1 and IRAK-4 in melanoma cells where their functions are largely unexplored. TLRs(More)
This double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter study compared the efficacy and safety of intravenous (i.v.) ondansetron with oral syrup ondansetron plus oral dexamethasone in the prevention of nausea and emesis in pediatric patients receiving moderately/highly emetogenic chemotherapy. On each day of chemotherapy, patients were administered ondansetron 5(More)
A significant number of patients who are receiving radiotherapy experience the distressing side effects of emesis and nausea. Although prophylactic antiemetics are often given to patients who are receiving single-fraction, high-dose radiotherapy to the abdomen, a survey has revealed that antiemetic prophylaxis is not routinely offered to those receiving(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and safety of long term use of ranitidine 150 mg bid, 300 mg bid and placebo in prevention of endoscopic and symptomatic relapse of reflux esophagitis in an international, double-blind, placebo controlled, parallel group study. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 279 patients at least 18 years old from hospital out-patient(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of treatment for 8 or 12 weeks with a combination of 150 mg ranitidine twice daily plus 20 mg cisapride twice daily with ranitidine 150 mg twice daily alone in patients with moderate-to-severe reflux oesophagitis. DESIGN A double-blind, randomized, parallel-group clinical trial. SETTING Forty-two out-patient centres in(More)
A double-blind, parallel-group study in 189 ovarian cancer patients compared the efficacy of ondansetron 8 mg i.v. (OND) and metoclopramide 60 mg i.v. (MET) both in combination with dexamethasone 20 mg i.v. in the prevention of carboplatin-induced emesis. On day 1, complete or major control of emesis (0-2 emetic episodes) was observed in 97% patients from(More)
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