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We have described a characteristic syndrome of intestinal dysfunction in infants of diabetic mothers. This finding appears to result from a transient intramural dysfunction. Many respond to rectal irrigations alone. However, a significant number will require close observation and possible diversion for persistent partial intestinal obstruction. Failure to(More)
Congenital diaphragmatic hernias appearing in late infancy or childhood are entities distinct from the more common newborn disorder. "Delayed" diaphragmatic hernias are associated with prior normal chest roentgenograms. Symptomatic intermittent herniation of abdominal viscera through a congenital posterolateral defect has not been previously reported in 17(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of adding thalidomide to the pegylated liposomal doxorubicin, vincristine, and decreased-frequency dexamethasone (DVd) regimen for multiple myeloma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients newly diagnosed as having active multiple myeloma and those with relapsed-refractory disease were studied between August 2001 and(More)
Ultrasonography was used to examine 81 children with intra-abdominal or retroperitoneal malignancies for tumor extension into the inferior vena cava (IVC). In seven of the 18 patients with Wilms tumors and three of the seven patients with hepatic tumors, the IVC ws sonographically abnormal. Venography was also performed in five patients with Wilms tumors.(More)
Four infants, three premature and one term, developed serious bony injury from parent- or caretaker-administered passive exercises. In the three infants born prematurely, the exercise program was prescribed by neonatal intensive care unit staff before discharge; in the fourth infant, the babysitter initiated the program. In each case the passive exercise(More)
BACKGROUND Lenalidomide is active and well tolerated in relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. We conducted a phase I/II trial of the combination of lenalidomide and chemotherapy to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the combination. METHODS The 62 patients enrolled received liposomal doxorubicin 40 mg/m(2) i.v. and vincristine 2 mg i.v. on day 1,(More)