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We evaluated the response and toxicity of rituximab in the setting of progressive intermediate grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) after autologous peripheral stem cell transplantation (PSCT). Seven patients with a median age of 59 years (45–62), ECOG performance status 0–1, and CD20-positive diffuse large cell lymphoma with progression after PSCT were(More)
A hepatitis outbreak affecting primarily adults occurred in southwestern Vietnam, along the Hau river bordering Cambodia, in June and July 1994. One month after the outbreak, sera and epidemiologic information were collected from 150 subjects: 50 patient cases, 50 matched, healthy community controls, and 50 geographic controls living 50 km upriver. The(More)
The differential diagnosis of pneumoperitoneum is broad. We report a case of tension pneumoperitoneum in a patient on mechanical ventilation with initially unrecognized pneumothorax who had an indwelling pleural-peritoneal shunt. The patient developed ventilatory and hemodynamic collapse as air was diverted from the pleural space into the peritoneal cavity.(More)
4594 Background: Additional options of chemotherapy are limited for hormone refractory prostate cancer (HRPC), making the study of novel agents and combinations critical. We tested two novel regimens in HRPC. Given data demonstrating that retinoids and interferon reduce Bcl-2 expression, the effect of therapy on Bcl-2 was tested in peripheral blood(More)
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