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During a double-blind study of two years' cytotoxic chemotherapy with busulphan or cyclophosphamide in patients who had had resection of carcinoma of the bronchus the long-term effects of these two drugs were also studied. Four of the 243 patients treated with busulphan developed leukaemia compared with none of the 234 treated with cyclophosphamide and none(More)
BACKGROUND The relationships between severity of neuropsychological (NP) deficits and quantity and duration of alcoholic drinking remain controversial. Eckardt et al. (1998) proposed that NP deficits can be observed only if chronicity of alcohol abuse equals or exceeds 10 years. In this study we tested the hypothesis of Eckardt et al. and reexamined the(More)
This investigation is the sixth in a series of case-finding studies in Kenya. It explores the potential for case-finding by the identification of tuberculosis suspects (individuals with a cough for 1 month or more) through careful screening of general outpatients attending 4 district hospitals for the first time. Of 2299 suspects identified among 87 845 new(More)
This report is the last of a series of nine publications from the Tuberculosis Chemotherapy Centre, Madras, concerning various aspects of an investigation of the role of ambulatory chemotherapy for pulmonary tuberculosis. It presents the attack rates of tuberculosis over a 5-year period of follow-up of close family contacts of patients, all of whom were(More)
Five methods of identifying tuberculosis suspects were investigated in the Machakos District of Kenya by: (1) 3-monthly interrogation of the Community Elders, (2) interrogation of household heads, (3) identifying suspects amongst outpatients attending local health units, (4) examination of patients registered during the previous 10 years in the District(More)
This investigation is the fifth in a series of case-finding studies in Kenya. It explores the potential for case-finding by the identification of persons with suspected tuberculosis (persons with a cough for 1 month or more) through careful screening of general outpatients attending a district hospital. Of 601 suspects identified among 20,756 new(More)