Frank M Grund

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PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of samarium-153 (153Sm) lexidronam (EDTMP) in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with painful bone metastases secondary to a variety of primary malignancies were randomized to receive 153Sm-EDTMP 0.5 or 1.0 mCi/kg, or placebo. Treatment was unblinded for patients who did(More)
Hydroxyurea was administered orally to prevent the effects of leukostasis in adults with acute leukemia who had peripheral blast cell counts greater than 100,000/cu mm. A single oral dose of 50 to 100 mg/kg was given daily until the absolute blast cell count decreased to less than 100,000/cu mm. Hydroxyurea was effective in rapidly lowering the blast cell(More)
Eleven patients, with a history of hypothyroidism, who had hyperthyroxinemia and an elevated free thyroxine index but normal serum triiodothyronine concentrations on levothyroxine replacement underwent levothyroxine dose reduction at three-month intervals until the free thyroxine index fell into the normal range. All were clinically euthyroid throughout.(More)
Fasting and parenteral nutrition are associated with a spectrum of gallbladder disorders. We reviewed the use of hepatobiliary imaging in patients (N = 42) with fasting-induced gallbladder dysfunction. Intravenous morphine was administered in patients (N = 20) whose gallbladders did not visualize at 40 minutes after administration of diisopropyl(More)
OBJECTIVE To inform clinicians of the potential for severe and persistent facial hyperpigmentation with the long-term use of imipramine. CASE SUMMARY A 65-year-old white male veteran with a history of paranoid schizophrenia was referred to the psychiatry service by a dentist who thought that the patient was both cyanotic and psychotic. The history and(More)
Ventricular preexcitation, as seen in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, results in a high frequency of positive exercise electrocardiographic responses. Why this occurs is unknown but is not believed to reflect myocardial ischemia. Exercise thallium testing is often used for noninvasive assessment of coronary artery disease in patients with conditions known(More)
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