Donald Akers

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Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the bile ducts is associated with a poor prognosis because complete resection rarely is considered possible. We reviewed the literature and report our experience with the management of 3 consecutive patients. The patients were 1, 4, and 9 yr old at presentation, and had jaundice, cachexia, and an abdominal mass. The tumor arose(More)
The aganglionic segment of intestine in Hirschsprung's disease begins at the anus and extends proximally for a distance that varies from case to case. Occasional reports describe patients in whom the aganglionosis is segmental, with normal distal innervation or a skip area of normal innervation within an area of aganglionosis. This paper describes 4(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety profile, pharmacokinetics, and thrombolytic activity of alfimeprase, a novel direct-acting thrombolytic agent, in patients with chronic peripheral arterial occlusion (PAO). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this multicenter, open-label, single-dose, dose-escalation study, 20 patients with worsening symptoms of lower extremity(More)