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Over the past few decades, great progress has been made in the survival rates of childhood cancer. As survival rates have improved, there has been an increased focus on supportive care. Nutrition is a supportive-care modality that has been associated with improved tolerance to chemotherapy, improved survival, increased quality of life, and decreased risk of(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive fungal infections remain problematic in immunosuppressed allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients and the use of corticosteroids for the treatment of graft-versus-host-disease can increase the risk threefold. Although antifungal prophylaxis has been shown to decrease the incidence of infection, the optimal antifungal prophylactic(More)
Data from solid tumor malignancies suggest that actual body weight (ABW) dosing improves overall outcomes. There is the potential to compromise efficacy when chemotherapy dosages are reduced, but the impact of dose adjustment on clinical response and toxicity in hematologic malignancies is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of(More)
A study is presented comparing the effectiveness of unsupervised feature representations with handcrafted features for cattle behaviour classification. Precision management of cattle requires the interaction of individual animals to be continuously monitored on the farm. Consequently, classifiers are trained to infer the behaviour of the animals using the(More)
The development of three novel chemotherapeutic agents - thalidomide, lenalidomide, and bortezomib - has resulted in a fundamental shift in the management of multiple myeloma. Despite this tremendous advancement, the selection of initial treatment must still be made with a degree of uncertainty as a true standard therapy has yet to be established. Although(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have shown the benefit of 28days of extended postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis for patients undergoing major cancer surgery in the abdomen or pelvis. We retrospectively evaluated the VTE incidence at the University of Kansas Hospital between gynecologic (GYN) cancer patients, who receive extended prophylaxis, and(More)
Cetuximab is approved for treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Cetuximab is generally well tolerated, but does carry a black box warning for infusion reactions (IRs). Incidence of IR in clinical trials was 15-20% for all grades and 3-5% for grades III-IV. Retrospective studies reported a higher incidence of all grade IRs and(More)
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