Jessie Harney

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End-stage renal failure (ESRF) patients can develop cancer before or after kidney disease occurs. Cancer chemotherapy often needs to be administered via the sort of central venous catheter that is normally avoided in ESRF care. Three cases are presented in which ESRF patients received chemotherapy for cancer via existing hemodialysis fistulas, and the(More)
Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the lung is an extremely rare malignant lung neoplasm. ACC of salivary glands of the head and neck, lachrymal glands, breast, skin, vulva and trachea have been frequently reported disease patterns in the literature, but it is unique to see this rare lung tumour in a patient as young as 14 years old. No double blind(More)
The Authors Reply: We agree with Sauri that there have been rare reports of clinical deterioration in patients who abruptly discontinue sildenafil,1 but this may simply reflect the substantial efficacy of the drug — and it certainly does not reflect a major threat to the public health. The much more common and serious adverse effect is a consequence of the(More)
Interstitial thermoradiotherapy, an experimental cancer treatment that combines interstitial radiation implants (brachytherapy) and interstitial hyperthermia, is in the early stages of investigation. In accordance with the procedure used in a current national trial protocol, a 60-minute hyperthermia treatment is administered after catheters are placed into(More)
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