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Heterologous specific antisera against human mammary epithelial antigens (HME-Ags), which are present in the human milk fat globule membrane and breast epithelial cells, were used in a solid-phase radioimmunoassay to determine the presence of these antigens in the sera of patients with disseminated cancer of the breast and other organs. Breast cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Unlike the related drug carboplatin, cisplatin is highly nephrotoxic and must be given with vigorous intravenous hydration at a much lower dose. As the result of an accidental substitution of cisplatin for carboplatin, a 68-year-old woman received a massive overdose of cisplatin without intravenous hydration. METHODS Laboratory documentation(More)
We characterized the alkaline phosphatase activity of the human osteogenic sarcoma cell line, SAOS-2, and studied the regulation of this enzyme and 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate levels by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and triamcinolone acetonide. We report that the basal alkaline phosphatase activity of SAOS-2 cells was 100-1000 times greater than that of(More)
A 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were found to be growth hormone deficient by insulin-arginine stimulation tests, and were also found to be zinc deficient. When oral zinc replacement was given, they both had a significant increase in growth rate which continued for at least 2 years, and subsequent growth hormone tests were normal.
Captopril, which is a thiol containing angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that has a close structural similarity to D-penicillamine, behaves as a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In order to ascertain whether the DMARD-like properties of captopril reside in its ability to inhibit ACE or in the thiol(More)
This study included 31 patients with an established neurological lesion as their sole cause of impotence. All were submitted to our multidisciplinary assessment. Patients presented with a normal PBPI, mini-test, VSS, and MMPI. However, abnormalities of BCR data and curves were noted in all cases. Consenting patients and/or their permanent sexual partners(More)
In a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter study, the efficacy and tolerability of diclofenac dispersible were compared with placebo in the treatment of acute soft-tissue injuries. Patients seen within 48 hours of a soft-tissue injury received either diclofenac dispersible 50 mg or placebo three times daily for 3 to 7 days, with paracetamol(More)
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS This was an open preliminary study of 36 unselected men suffering from erectile dysfunction (DE) for the evaluation of the deep dorsal vein of the penis (VDP) by duplex scan (EDP). All men had an intravenous injection (IIC) with a vaso active agent: alprostadil (Edex) (n = 24), a mixture of papaverine ifenprodyl tartrate (Vadilex) (n(More)
Regular beta 2-adrenoceptor agonist therapy may lead to a rebound increase in bronchial responsiveness on discontinuation of therapy and a reduction in bronchoprotective effects. Formoterol, a long-acting beta 2-agonist, is effective in single doses in the prevention of methacholine-induced bronchoconstriction. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled(More)