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BACKGROUND Fludarabine seems to be a promising treatment for patients with advanced chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). We compared fludarabine therapy with the combination of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone (CAP) for treatment of CLL in a randomised, multicentre prospective trial. METHODS Patients older than 18 years of age were entered(More)
BACKGROUND Second- and third-generation chemotherapy protocols for the treatment of aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) have considerable, and age-related, toxic effects. In addition, they do not seem to prolong overall survival in comparison to standard CHOP chemotherapy. In this phase II study we investigated the feasibility and efficacy of the(More)
It is well known that peripheral neuropathy occurs in patients with myeloma or macroglobulinaemia, but its pathogenesis is still obscure. In recent years, neuropathy has also been reported in association with benign monoclonal or oligoclonal gammopathy. Modern histo-immunological methods have revealed evidence of antibody production to peripheral nerve(More)
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