Edwin Forman

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BACKGROUND A 3(1/2)-year-old girl with Stage 4 neuroblastoma received multiple blood components and was subsequently diagnosed with Chagas disease, which is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS All blood donors of the units that were transfused were requested to return to the collection facility for a blood sample to be tested for(More)
A comparison of the late effects on intellectual and neuropsychologic function of three different CNS "prophylaxis" regimens was conducted in 104 patients treated for childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia. Of the children studied, 33 were randomized to treatment with intrathecal (IT) methotrexate alone, 36 to IT methotrexate plus 2,400 rad cranial(More)
We compared two regimens with respect to their ability to prolong disease-free survival in 506 children and adolescents with acute lymphocytic leukemia. All responders to induction therapy were randomized to treatment with 2400 rad of cranial irradiation plus intrathecal methotrexate or to treatment with intermediate-dose methotrexate plus intrathecal(More)
Infantile fibrosarcoma (IFS) is a rare tumor most often affecting the extremities of infants and young children. Unlike its adult counterpart, IFS has a low potential for metastatic spread, and surgical extirpation alone has therefore resulted in an excellent prognosis. The amputation rate, however, exceeds 50%. The dramatic response in 2 recent cases to(More)
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy-resistant neuroblastoma is a difficult disease to treat with poor survival. OBSERVATIONS We treated a patient with neuroblastoma who had progressed on conventional chemotherapy. This 5-year-old girl with chemotherapy-resistant neuroblastoma developed Chagas disease at the start of salvage chemotherapy for which she was also started(More)
The hypothalamic-pituitary function of 93 children, who had received central nervous system (CNS) prophylaxis as part of their therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), and who remained in continuous complete remission, was evaluated retrospectively. Treatment regimens included--Group I: 31 subjects, intrathecal methotrexate (IT MTX); Group II: 31(More)
Two children presented with Ph1-positive leukemia, confirmed by Giemsa banding as 22q-. One child showed an initial presentation characteristic of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, followed by development of chronic myelocytic leukemia 2 yr later. A second child presented in blast crisis. Both patients showed blast cells possessing both lymphoid and myeloid(More)