David L. Zwick

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Of 84 renal transplants performed in our center since 1986, six recipients (7.1%) developed posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD). All received quadruple immunosuppression with Minnesota anti-lymphoblastic globulin or anti-thymocyte globulin, methylprednisolone, cyclosporine, and azathioprine or mycophenolate mofetil. Five were seronegative for(More)
Neonatal deaths account for about 67% of all deaths during the first year of life in the USA. Genetic defects are important factors contributing to neonatal deaths and congenital anomalies. Here we report on the identification of a 1.37 Mb de novo deletion of chromosome 16q24.1-q24.2 by microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) technique in(More)
BACKGROUND Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is characterized by advanced disease at presentation (70-80% of pediatric cases) and accounts for 10-15% of all childhood lymphomas. Treatment strategies for pediatric ALCL vary from short pulse B-NHL chemotherapy to prolonged leukemia like therapy. The optimal treatment strategy is unknown. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) arising in bone is a heterogeneous histologic type of NHL that includes large-cell lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma, and small noncleaved-cell lymphoma. NHL arising in bone is well recognized in adults but is less well characterized and infrequent in children and adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a(More)
Clinical use of nitric oxide (NO) is usually in conjunction with high oxygen concentrations, the effects of which may include lung neutrophil accumulation, apoptosis and upregulation of antioxidant enzyme activity. To define the effects of NO on neutrophils from young piglets and its relationship to lung neutrophil dynamics during hyperoxia we exposed(More)
Pediatric lymphoblastic lymphoma (LL) has utilized treatment strategies similar to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) with prolonged maintenance chemotherapy. We report the results of a pilot study to estimate the feasibility, toxicity and efficacy of a 12-month aggressive multi-agent chemotherapy regimen in children and adolescents with advanced(More)
Neurological complications in acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) have been traditionally attributed to hypertensive encephalopathy. A 9-year-old girl with biopsy-documented APSGN developed seizures at a time she was normotensive and biochemically well balanced. Computed tomography of her brain was consistent with vasculitis, a finding which(More)
Rhabdomyomas are rare tumors that usually arise within the heart, orocervical, or vulvovaginal regions. The cardiac tumors have a characteristic immature morphology, occur often in association with tuberous sclerosis, and are regarded as hamartomas rather than true neoplasms. The histogenesis of the extracardiac tumors and their true neoplastic nature are(More)