E. E. Tucker

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The administration of interleukin 2 (IL-2) and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells can mediate the regression of cancer. Treatment with IL-2 is associated with significant cardiorespiratory effects, as well as a leaky capillary syndrome requiring careful fluid management. A mild reversible depression of cardiac function is also associated with IL-2(More)
BACKGROUND To determine whether deferoxamine prevents the complications of transfusional iron overload in thalassemia major, we evaluated 59 patients (30 were female and 29 male; age range, 7 to 31 years) periodically for 4 to 10 years or until death. METHODS At each follow-up visit, we performed a detailed clinical and laboratory evaluation and measured(More)
Twenty-six patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and angiographically normal coronary arteries, 12 of whom gave a history of anginal chest pain, underwent noninvasive and invasive hemodynamic study. During treadmill exercise testing, patients with a history of angina demonstrated worse effort tolerance (7.4 +/- 4.9 versus 13.6 +/- 5.1 minutes, p less than(More)
BACKGROUND Administration of recombinant interleukin-2 (rIL-2) can mediate tumor regression in patients with metastatic melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. In response to recent FDA approval of high dose rIL-2 for use in renal cell carcinoma, the authors recent experience with the cardiopulmonary toxicity associated with high dose IL-2 therapy is reviewed.(More)
PURPOSE The thoracic aorta is an important site of atherosclerotic disease in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HFH). Thoracic aortic atherosclerosis in patients with HFH was assessed with contrast-enhanced MR angiograms using exoscopic and endoscopic virtual angioscopy reconstructions and maximum intensity projections (MIPs). METHOD(More)
Ultrafast computed tomography (CT) is a new method for detecting calcific lesions in the coronary arteries. The ability of CT to detect and quantify coronary artery atherosclerosis in children and young adults at risk for malignant atherogenesis was evaluated. A total of 11 consecutive familial hypercholesterolemic (FH) homozygotes (3 to 37 years old)(More)
OBJECTIVES Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in children can be complicated by the development of cardiac disease. Decreased left ventricular function has been temporally associated with the use of zidovudine (azidothymidine; AZT) in adults with HIV and has been associated with changes in cardiac muscle mitochondria in animal models. This study(More)
The causes of chest pain in patients found to have angiographically normal coronary arteries during cardiac catheterization remain controversial. Cardiac sensitivity to catheter manipulation, pacing at various stimulus intensities and intracoronary injection of contrast medium was examined in several groups of patients who underwent cardiac catheterization.(More)
BACKGROUND In homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HFH), the aortic root is prone to develop atherosclerotic plaque at an early age. However, the aortic wall and plaque have not yet been assessed in this condition by MRI. We evaluated the aortic root by use of MRI in 17 HFH patients and 12 normal control subjects in a prospective, blinded, controlled(More)
Late recurrent Candida endocarditis (LRCE) developed on a prosthetic mitral valve 22 months after treatment for primary native mitral valve endocarditis. The LRCE was difficult to diagnose; results of two dimensional echocardiography and repeated blood cultures were negative. Only transesophageal echocardiography revealed a vegetation and only lysis(More)