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The survival benefit of combination chemotherapy to patients with advanced non-small-cell carcinoma of the lung (NSCLC) is controversial. To study this question, the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) Clinical Trials Group conducted a prospective randomized trial comparing best supportive care (BSC) to two chemotherapy regimens, vindesine and(More)
Human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) exists as two closely related variants: A and B. Whereas no disease has been firmly associated with HHV-6A, variant B causes febrile illness in young children and is pathogenic in immunosuppressed transplant recipients. Chromosomally integrated HHV-6 (with either variant A or B) occurs in a minority of people. This phenomenon has(More)
This report presents the first year's experience of a totally computerized cardiac catheterization laboratory reporting system, including the results and complications of invasive and interventional procedures. Sixty-three laboratories reported a total of 71,916 patients studied between January 1 through December 31, 1990. Two previous registry reports have(More)
BACKGROUND Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and HHV-7 are two lymphotropic herpesviruses, which, like cytomegalovirus (CMV), have the potential to be pathogenic in immunocompromised individuals. We have conducted a prospective investigation to compare the natural history of HHV-6 and HHV-7 infection with that of CMV after renal transplantation. METHODS(More)
Because cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an important opportunistic infection after liver transplant, we conducted a prospective study to see if the same applied to human herpesviruses (HHV)-6 and -7. We used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods optimised to detect active, not latent, infection and studied patients not receiving antiviral prophylaxis for CMV.(More)
A lesser-recognized form of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) persistence is integration of the viral genome in a host chromosome and high viral copy numbers in blood or sera are characteristic of this phenomenon. A cross-sectional study was performed to determine the frequency of high HHV-6 viral loads in whole blood (>6 log(10) copies/ml) in a population of(More)
The National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group conducted a prospective randomized study comparing standard chemotherapy with alternating chemotherapy in patients with extensive small cell lung cancer. "Standard" treatment consisted of cyclophosphamide (1000 mg/m2 body surface area); doxorubicin (50 mg/m2), and vincristine (2 mg) every 3 weeks(More)
BACKGROUND Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the prototype member of the beta-herpesvirinae, which can cause multiple organ dysfunction in the immunocompromised host. Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and HHV-7 are newer members of the beta-herpesvirinae that can cause febrile illness in young children and are also possible pathogens in the immunocompromised patient. (More)
Several isolates of Gram-positive, acidophilic, moderately thermophilic, ferrous-iron- and mineral-sulphide-oxidizing bacteria were examined to establish unequivocally the characteristics of Sulfobacillus-like bacteria. Two species were evident: Sulfobacillus thermosulfidooxidans with 48-50 mol% G+C and Sulfobacillus acidophilus sp. nov. with 55-57 mol%(More)
Mutations in the GnRH receptor (GnRHR) have been shown to be responsible for a significant number of autosomic recessive and, less commonly, sporadic cases of idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. We describe a woman with complete GnRH resistance secondary to a novel homozygous GnRHR gene mutation, transmitted as an autosomal recessive trait. The(More)