George Mills

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Advances in autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) strategies have resulted in a growing number of long-term survivors. However, these survivors are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular complications due to pre-HCT therapeutic exposures and conditioning and post-HCT comorbidities. We examined the incidence and predictors of congestive(More)
Long-term survival after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is now an expected outcome. The growing population of survivors is at risk of developing treatment-related complications, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). A nested case-controlled design was used to identify clinical and treatment-related risk factors for development of late (1+ years(More)
Haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors are at increased risk for developing congestive heart failure (CHF), primarily due to pre-HCT exposure to anthracyclines. We examined the association between the development of CHF after HCT and polymorphisms in 16 candidate genes involved in anthracycline metabolism, iron homeostasis, anti-oxidant(More)
HSCT is being increasingly offered as a curative option for children with hematologic malignancies. Although survival has improved, the long-term morbidity ascribed to the HSCT procedure is not known. We compared the risk of chronic health conditions and adverse health among children with cancer treated with HSCT with survivors treated conventionally, as(More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to determine the magnitude of pulmonary dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors when compared with healthy controls and the extent (and predictors) of decline over time. PATIENTS AND METHODS Survivors underwent baseline (t1) pulmonary function tests, followed by a second comprehensive evaluation (t2) after a median of 5(More)
Eight classic migraine sufferers were trained to self-regulate blood volume pulse amplitude (BVPA) using photoelectric plethysmograph feedback. Using a within-subject design, subjects learned to increase and decrease BVPA at superficial temporal artery (STA) and finger locations. They were then assessed while experiencing a migraine headache in the training(More)
(1982). "The effects of unilateral plethysmographic feedback of temporal artery activity during migraine head pain. (1979). "Temperature self-regulation and relaxation with migraine patients and normals." (1980). "Modification of migraine headaches by cephalic blood volume pulse and EMG biofeedback. et al. (1988). "Two studies of the long-term follow-up of(More)
The immediate effects of methadone intake on the pupillary response were examined with a sample of 15 postaddicts. Twenty heroin-related and 20 neutral words were presented auditorially immediately prior to and 35 minutes following the administration of methadone. The premethadone pupillary data failed to differentiate between the two groups of words. After(More)