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OBJECTIVE This study aims to determine factors that may increase the likelihood of adverse drug events (ADEs) in patients with recurrent endometrial cancer treated with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) as well as this agent's impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS The treatment records of patients with endometrial cancer who received PLD at The(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of formal medication therapy management (MTM) services on pharmacist workload, as well as to describe the population receiving MTM, describe the services provided, and determine the reimbursement rate for billed MTM services. DATA SOURCES MTM Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code claims, electronic medical records,(More)
To assess the response of the relationship between systolic blood pressure and end-systolic volume to pharmacologic agents with known cardiac effects, we studied 21 patients with known coronary heart disease by means of gated radionuclide angiograms during the infusion of phenylephrine. Each individual was studied during the infusion of phenylephrine twice,(More)
Seventy-three hypertensive patients were evaluated with M mode and two dimensional echocardiography. Left ventricular hypertrophy was found in 37 patients (51 percent); 29 had concentric hypertrophy and the remaining 8 had disproportionate septal thickening. Factors that did not influence the distribution of patients in the group with left ventricular(More)
In a case control study 31 asymptomatic patients with asthma and/or hay fever and 31 normal controls had their bleeding time measured using the Simplate II device and venostasis. Mean bleeding time in the atopic group (527 s) was significantly prolonged compared to the controls (393 s) (p less than 0.0005). Platelet aggregation to collagen and ADP (but not(More)
BACKGROUND Preclinical evidence has suggested that sustained adrenergic activation can promote ovarian cancer growth and metastasis. The authors examined the impact of beta-adrenergic blockade on the clinical outcome of women with epithelial ovarian, primary peritoneal, or fallopian tube cancers (collectively, epithelial ovarian cancer [EOC]). METHODS A(More)
Oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimens are currently a standard of care for the treatment of colorectal cancer in both the adjuvant and metastatic disease settings. Significant improvements in survival have resulted from the use of oxaliplatin-based combinations. This article describes the use of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy in a patient with stage III(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the mechanism of the bleeding tendency observed in patients with aortic valve stenosis. DESIGN A prospective study of high and low shear platelet function tests in vitro in normal controls compared with that in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis with a mean (SD) systolic gradient by Doppler of 75 (18) mm Hg before and at(More)
An investigation into the mechanisms of failure of current Björk-Shiley cardiac valve prostheses is reported. Two failed valves, one apparently unfailed but defective valve, and one unused valve, were examined by scanning electron microscopy and metallographic section. In the first two valves (removed 12 and 23 months after implantation) fracture was(More)
Fracture of the short strut of the latest series of Björk-Shiley mitral valve prostheses occurred 12 months after implantation. The patient died despite emergency surgery to excise and replace the prosthesis. Björk-Shiley 29-33 mm valves with a 60 degree opening angle manufactured between February 1981 and March 1982 have a predicted strut fracture rate of(More)