Graham F. Read

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PURPOSE A prospective study of surveillance after orchidectomy alone in patients with stage I nonseminomatous germ cell testicular tumor (NSGCT) was performed to determine the relapse-free rate and to identify the histologic criteria that predict for relapse. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred ninety-six patients from 16 United Kingdom and one Norwegian(More)
259 patients with stage I non-seminomatous germ-cell testicular teratoma who were treated by orchidectomy alone and monitored at one often centres in the United Kingdom were followed for a median of 30 months. 62 of the 70 relapses occurred in the first 18 months after orchidectomy. The 2-year relapse-free rate was 74%, falling to 68% at 4 years.(More)
OBJECTIVES To define relation between mood and concentrations of progesterone and cortisol during perinatal period to test hypothesis that rapid physiological withdrawal of steroid hormones after delivery is associated with depression. DESIGN Prospective study of primiparous women from two weeks before expected date of delivery to 35 days postpartum. (More)
The investigation of anaphylactic reactions in the peri-operative period is difficult. Elevation of serum tryptase levels is a good indicator of an anaphylactic event but the ability of subsequent investigations to identify the drug(s) responsible for the reaction is still potentially unreliable. The aim of this study was to examine basophil activation as(More)
S difficulties in clinical studies of endocrine function based on plasma sampling regimens include time-consuming venipuncture and measurement of the "total" rather than the "free" biologically active fraction in plasma. Simple methods for determining plasma free steroids have not yet been developed, and most current procedures involve technically demanding(More)
The incidence of post-natal depression is high, and dramatic changes in steroid hormones and prolactin occur in the post-partum period. In an attempt to correlate these events, 147 mothers, six to eight weeks after delivery of a healthy infant, completed standard psychological tests, including the Edinburgh, Montgomery-Asberg, and Raskin scales. They also(More)
Prognostic factors for 3-year progression-free survival (PFS) were defined in 286 patients with advanced seminoma treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy at 10 European oncology units (no prior treatment: 236; prior radiotherapy: 50). Previously irradiated patients displayed a 69% PFS as compared to 87% in those presenting with advanced seminoma at the(More)
Assessment of ovarian activity based on saliva samples has proven particularly useful in studies of women in well-developed countries and is potentially of even greater value in women of lower socioeconomic status in Third World countries. Assay techniques suitable for measuring low concentrations of steroids in saliva have become available only recently,(More)
PURPOSE The pivotal step in radiation planning is delineation of the target volume and production of a treatment plan to encompass this. This study assesses the variation of physicians in creation of these volumes. METHODS AND MATERIALS Three radiologists and eight radiation oncologists outlined the gross tumour volume (GTV) on the planning CT scans of(More)
We describe a direct radioimmunoassay for cortisol in 10-microliter volumes of parotid saliva or whole saliva. Binding proteins are absent from these fluids, as demonstrated by the excellent correlation between results for samples assayed directly and by a comparison procedure involving extraction with 1,2-dichloroethane. The direct assay is specific,(More)