Jami D. Frost

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BACKGROUND To the authors' knowledge there is little information available regarding the effectiveness of standard antiemetic therapy among cancer patients who receive emetogenic chemotherapy in clinical practice, especially in the pediatric population. The current study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of standard antiemetic interventions(More)
The fusion protein formed from ch14.18 and interleukin-2 (ch14.18–IL-2), shown to exhibit antitumor efficacy in mouse models, consists of IL-2 genetically linked to each heavy chain of the ch14.18 chimeric anti-GD2 monoclonal antibody. The purpose of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetics of ch14.18–IL-2 in mice and assess its stability in murine(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of 3 different pharmacologic regimens to relieve pain and distress in children with cancer undergoing bone marrow aspirations (BMAs) and lumbar punctures (LPs). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study with crossovers for some patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS The pain and distress ratings of patients undergoing BMAs (n = 73) and(More)
BACKGROUND The murine monoclonal antibody (MoAb) 14.G2a recognizes GD2, a disialoganglioside expressed in tumors of neuroectodermal origin, and facilitates antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) in vitro. When given in vivo, interleukin-2 (IL-2) can increase ADCC by enhancing the activity and number of circulating lymphocytes. METHODS(More)
Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) was envisioned for the treatment of bleeding in hemophilia patients with inhibitors. In response to tissue factor expressed upon vessel wall injury, rFVIIa amplifies the thrombin burst primarily on membrane surfaces, including activated platelets. Because it is functional at a key point in the clotting cascade, rFVIIa shows(More)
PURPOSE We report our experience replacing trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) with aerosolized pentamidine (AP) in 22 children with acute leukemia who could not tolerate TMP/SMX. PATIENTS AND METHODS Children (age 1 to 15 years) with acute leukemia during maintenance chemotherapy or post-bone marrow transplantation (BMT) receiving prophylaxis for(More)
PURPOSE We describe successful treatment of an infant with progressive Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) with allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and discuss a chromosomal abnormality discovered in his LCH-affected tissue. PATIENTS AND METHODS A 4-month-old male infant with a seborrheic-appearing rash, respiratory collapse, and spontaneous(More)