James Hannigan

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Data from Northern California Oncology Group protocol 6G61, which was closed in February 1983, were reanalyzed in December 1988. The protocol called for a randomized trial that compared the effects of following 60 Gy radiation/oral hydroxyurea treatment with either carmustine (BCNU) or the combination of procarbazine, lomustine (CCNU), and vincristine (PCV)(More)
An evaluation of a computer-based consultation system called MYCIN was made. Eight independent evaluators with special expertise in the management of meningitis compared MYCIN's choice of antimicrobials with the choices of nine human prescribers for ten test cases of meningitis. MYCIN received an acceptability rating of 65% by the evaluators; the(More)
Forty-two evaluable endomyocardial biopsies were obtained from 29 patients treated with epirubicin, the 4'-epimer of doxorubicin in cumulative doses ranging from 147 mg/m2 to 888 mg/m2. In this study of the Northern California Oncology Group, myofibrillar loss and sarcoplasmic vacuolization were identified and shown to be identical to those previously(More)
Cidofovir, (S)-1-[3-hydroxy-2-(phosphonylmethoxy)propyl]cytosine, is a novel antiviral nucleotide analogue with potent in vitro and in vivo activity against cytomegalovirus (CMV) and other herpesviruses. Thirty-one human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive patients with asymptomatic CMV excretion were evaluated in a phase I/II study with 2 regimens of(More)
In 1983, the Northern California Oncology Group (NCOG) instituted a randomized trial of intravenous (IV) versus intraarterial (IA) floxuridine (FUDR) administered via an implantable pump for patients with colorectal cancer metastatic to the liver. The study objectives were to compare the hepatic response rate, time to hepatic progression, and toxicity for(More)
Between October 1985 and March 1987, 92 patients were registered on a phase II study of the Northern California Oncology Group investigating the importance of dose intensity in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Treatment consisted of high-dose cisplatin in hypertonic saline (200 mg/m2 on a 28-day cycle) given in a divided day 1(More)
BACKGROUND A new topical formulation of betamethasone valerate (BMV) with enhanced dermal penetration has been developed. OBJECTIVE These studies were designed to evaluate: (1) the relative bioavailability of BMV foam, and (2) the safety and efficacy of BMV foam in the treatment of scalp psoriasis as compared to a lotion formulation of BMV and placebo. (More)
BACKGROUND Relaxin is a pregnancy-related hormone that has tissue remodeling and antifibrotic effects. Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is characterized by fibrosis of the skin, vasculature, and internal organs. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy, safety, and dose-response effect of recombinant human relaxin in patients with scleroderma. DESIGN(More)
Eighty-one patients with advanced testicular cancer were evaluated for gynecomastia or severe breast tenderness at diagnosis and after platinum-based chemotherapy. The prognostic significance of gynecomastia in these two settings was explored. At presentation, 10% (8 patients) had gynecomastia or breast tenderness and elevated HCG levels. The likelihood of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety and pharmacokinetics of a 28 day continuous subcutaneous infusion of recombinant human relaxin in patients with systemic sclerosis with diffuse scleroderma. METHODS Thirty patients with stable diffuse scleroderma of moderate severity received recombinant human relaxin at 6, 12, 50, 100, and 200 microg/kg/day or placebo(More)