Ethan A. Natelson

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a hypothetical mode of action (MOA) to explain how inhaled formaldehyde (FA) might induce leukemia, lymphoma and a variety of other lymphohematopoietic (LHP) malignancies in occupationally exposed workers. The central hypothesis requires that B lymphocytes or hematopoietic progenitor(More)
The effect of fibrinogen concentration, Factor XIII deficiency, and Factor XIII inhibition, utilizing hydroxylamine, on the formation of clot structure in vitro was studied in human platelet-free plasma systems. Rheological and biochemical techniques were employed to relate changes in clot elasticity and viscosity to clot structure formation following(More)
Groups of 52 and 29 patients with refractory cancers received either native camptothecin (CPT) or 9-nitrocamptothecin (9NC), respectively, in Phase I clinical trials designed to determine the maximum tolerated dose, toxicity and potential efficacy of orally administered camptothecins. Favorable responses occurred with both compounds (11% after CPT, 24%(More)
Benzene-induced acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is considered a secondary form of AML, based both in theory and on limited cohort observations. Its latency, cytogenetic aberrations, and clinical features are thought similar to, or identical with, AML resulting from the use of modern day cytotoxic agents for chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Although distinction(More)
This report describes a patient with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who evidenced severe bleeding consequent to a profound and isolated reduction in plasma factor II (prothrombin) activity. Absence of the factor is documented by immunologic means and its return after corticosteroid therapy is demonstrated. The authors recommend inclusion of this(More)
Each of two patients harboring a stable abdominal aortic aneurysm manifested severe recurrent bleeding consequent to chronic consumption coagulopathy (CCC). Both underwent successful aneurysmectomy, but in only one patient did bleeding cease and depressed clotting factors return to normal activity. In the other patient, subsequent observations suggested(More)
The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) consist of a group of diverse hematological disorders that carry an increased risk of transforming into acute myeloid leukemia. They may appear de novo and without obvious cause (primary or de novo MDS) or be induced by certain mutagenic environmental or therapeutic toxins (secondary MDS). Excessive exposures to benzene(More)
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal myeloid disorders characterized by progressive peripheral blood cytopenias associated with ineffective myelopoiesis. They are typically considered neoplasms because of frequent genetic aberrations and patient-limited survival with progression to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or death related to the consequences of(More)