Jacob M Molepo

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PURPOSE To identify the major sites of platinum accumulation within neural tissues after treatment with cisplatin and to determine the relationship between cumulative dosage, time, and the development of histopathological and clinical neurotoxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients treated antemortem with cisplatin had neural tissue harvested at(More)
PURPOSE To review the human central nervous system pharmacology of cisplatin, factors that affect cisplatin uptake in tumors, and use alone and with radiation for the treatment of primary brain tumors. METHODS AND MATERIALS The authors review their own prior published and unpublished experience and data published by other groups on the above issues. (More)
The objective of this study was to determine factors that affect cisplatin concentrations in human kidney cortex. We used flameless atomic absorption spectrophotometry to assay platinum in autopsy specimens of kidney cortex obtained from 83 cisplatin-treated patients. Concentrations were correlated with pretreatment factors and treatment conditions using(More)
We assessed factors which affect cisplatin concentrations in human surgical tumour specimens. Cisplatin 10 mg m-2 was given i.v. to 45 consenting patients undergoing surgical resection of neoplasms, and platinum was assayed in resected tumour and in deproteinated plasma by flameless atomic absorption spectrophotometry. By multiple stepwise regression(More)
Cisplatin (CP) is one of the most useful antineoplastic drugs. When CP is dissolved in human plasma, different metabolites are formed. Using the OV 2008 human ovarian cancer cell line, we examined the relative cytotoxicities of CP and its metabolites (aquated CP [AP], monomethionine CP [MP], bismethionine CP [BP], and a mixture of CP metabolites in(More)
A rapid, simple and sensitive isocratic high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed to measure the concentration of docetaxel in plasma samples with UV detection at 227 nm. The method uses a column switching technique with an Ultrasphere C18 column (75 x 4.6 mm ID, 3 mu, Altex, USA) as clean-up column and a CSC-nucleosil C8 column(More)
800 students in Grades 9 and 11 of schools in the Central Region of the Limpopo Province of South Africa completed the Study Orientation Questionnaire in Mathematics. Mean age in Grade 11 was 17.5 yr. (SD = 1.4) and in Grade 9 15.1 yr. (SD = 1.2). Intervention was aimed at teachers and students in this group. Teachers in the trained group received training(More)
N-(phosphonacetyl)-L-aspartate (PALA) modulates the activity of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) by inhibiting pyrimidine biosynthesis. A cross-over study was conducted to determine whether PALA affects the pharmacokinetic parameters of 5-FU in patients given 5-FU/folinic acid (FA). Six patients (3 males, 3 females) aged 63 4.3 (mean SD) years (body surface area of(More)
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