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)
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)
To assess the effectiveness, cost, and socioeconomic gains associated with a comprehensive state-funded hemophilia program, we compared data from a three-year experience with such a program in Rhode Island with those from the preceding year. Self-treatment, integration of children into school, and achieving satisfying employment of adults are the main goals(More)
A Vietnamese couple were both carriers of alpha-thalessemia-1. The woman had a first pregnancy terminated in the delivery of a hydropic fetus due to homozygous alpha-thalassemia. The couple requested prenatal diagnosis for the second pregnancy. The DNA obtained from cultured amniotic fluid cells was studied pregnancy. The DNA obtained from cultured amniotic(More)
The use of L-asparaginase during remission induction in patients with leukemia is associated with coagulation abnormalities, which may present either as thrombosis or hemorrhage. However, because of the multiple pharmacologic and hematologic variables present in these patients, the exact contribution of L-asparaginase to these coagulation abnormalities is(More)
PATIENTS AND METHODS A 3-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed typhlitis immediately after diagnosis and before the institution of chemotherapy. PURPOSE Typhlitis is a necrotizing colitis that develops in immunodeficient patients with severe neutropenia. Most patients are leukemic children who are receiving or have received(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)
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)