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The efficacy of intrathecal (i.t.) chemoprophylaxis was compared with cranial radiotherapy plus i.t. methotrexate (MTX) in a Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) study accessing 408 patients from September 10, 1974, to October 29, 1976. Randomization was stratified by prognostic groups (PGs) based on age and white blood cell count at diagnosis. All received(More)
The prevalence of enuresis and management options for this condition were studied in our population of sickle cell patients. A total of 91 active patients (6 to 21 years old) followed at our regional sickle cell center was surveyed for the symptoms of primary nocturnal enuresis. Of the 91 patients 27 (29.6%) had primary nocturnal enuresis. Of those with(More)
Cranial radiation for childhood cancer can cause growth hormone deficiency (GHD), usually due to hypothalamic rather than pituitary dysfunction. To investigate whether this hypothalamic dysfunction is secondary to altered neurotransmitter input from other brain centers, we used neurotransmitter-excitatory substances to study the GH secretory response in 17(More)
This report describes the sustained response of an Iranian girl with homozygous beta(0) thalassemia (IVS-II-1G-->A) to hydroxyurea (HU) and recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO). Since the start of this regimen 7 years ago, she has been transfusion-independent and her hemoglobin is maintained between 9.5-11.0 gm/dL. She is maintaining consistent growth around(More)
A low-dose maintenance schedule of Adriamycin was evaluated in six children whose metastatic solid tumors regressed following toxic induction therapy with Adriamycin. Three of these children are now disease-free more than one year following discontinuation of therapy. Adriamycin can be given on a low-dose maintenance schedule free from alopecia, fever,(More)
We describe a patient with progressive, irreversible, necrotizing myelopathy associated with myelomonocytic leukemia. The neuropathologic lesions consisted of diffuse necrosis, most pronounced in the cervical cord and affecting both the gray and white matter. These areas corresponded to areas of increased T2 on magnetic resonance imaging scans of the(More)
From May 1979 to March 1983, 76 evaluable patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) were treated by members of the Pediatric Oncology Group (POG). Forty-six children treated by the six-drug A-COP+ regimen (Adriamycin [doxorubicin; Adria Laboratories, Columbus, OH], vincristine, prednisone, cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and hydrocortisone) were compared(More)
Thirty-seven children and adolescents with acute leukemia in relapse were treated with cyclocytidine in a cooperative group setting. Only one of the 27 evaluable patients achieved complete remission. A significant decrease (greater than or equal to 20%) in circulating and/or bone marrow leukemia cells occurred in an additional five patients. Drug toxicity(More)
The incidence of PCP at the University of Florida during the 12 months period 10/75 to 10/76 was 6.8%(10/147 children treated with intensive chemotherapy). Primary diagnoses included: 7 leukemia and 3 solid tumor patients. 4/7 ALL patients were in remission(median duration 91.5 days); 3 leukemia and 2 solid tumor patients were in relapse.Presenting(More)