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Polyclonal goat anti-idiotypic Abs directed against anti-human gastrointestinal carcinoma mAb GA733 were administered to 13 colon cancer patients who had their primary tumor and lymph node metastases removed before immunotherapy. Patients received four s.c. doses (0.5 to 8 mg each) of alum-precipitated anti-idiotypic Ab. Seven of the 13 patients produced(More)
Previous reports have given conflicting conclusions of the role platelets may play in initiating vaso-occlusive sickle cell crisis. Seven patients homozygous for sickle cell hemoglobin, and seven age, race and sex matched controls were each studied on at least two occasions in a six week period of normal health. The number of platelets circulating as(More)
Reconstruction of the rectum by a technic of combined abdominotranssacral proctocolectomy and proctocolostomy is presented as an alternative to the surgical conservatism that has been the time-honored approach to the management of radiation-injured rectum. The procedure has permitted safe accomplishment of rectal anastomosis with as little as a 1 cm distal(More)
The incidence of periampullary carcinoma is increased in patients with familial polyposis coli or the Gardner syndrome. Patients with familial polyposis coli and ampullary tumors usually present with obstructive jaundice or abdominal pain. We report the case of a 41-year-old woman with the Gardner syndrome in whom relapsing acute pancreatitis was the(More)
We have previously shown that anti-idiotypic antibodies (Ab2) that functionally mimic the epitope defined by anti-colorectal carcinoma (CRC) monoclonal antibody (Ab1) CO17-1A induce in cancer patients highly specific anti-anti-idiotypic antibodies (Ab3) which are Ab1-like in their binding specificity to tumor cells and antigen. Ab1 GA733, originally(More)
Analyzed data from an earlier reported experience with colorectal cancer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, compared with findings observed and analyzed from 1959 to 1977 indicate a changing pattern of distribution of colorectal cancers. These changes lead to therapeutic conclusion that fiberoptic flexible sigmoidoscopy is the preferred diagnostic(More)
Pneumoperitoneum, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium and subcutaneous emphysema developed in a patient following simple dental extraction. Other causes of this unusual complication, such as pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis, insufflation of fallopian tubes, pulmonary-peritoneal fistula, post-partum knee-chest exercises, laparotomy, paracentesis and(More)
Fifty-six patients with retinal vein occlusion--35 with central and 21 with branch vein occlusion--were investigated for comparison with an age and sex matched control group. Mean levels of beta-thromboglobulin and platelet factor 4 were significantly higher (p less than 0.001) in both the group with central and the group with branch retinal vein occlusion(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate modulation in the expression of Transforming growth factor beta2 (TGF-beta2) in short-term colon carcinogenesis. METHODS 64 male rats was used, comprising 4 groups of 16 animals each: group 1 received Inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) and azoxymethane (AOM); group 2, AOM alone; group 3, IP6 alone; group 4 was used as control. Groups 1 and 3(More)