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BACKGROUND The cause of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a constitutively active BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase. Imatinib inhibits this kinase, and in a short-term study was superior to interferon alfa plus cytarabine for newly diagnosed CML in the chronic phase. For 5 years, we followed patients with CML who received imatinib as initial therapy. METHODS We(More)
In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 363 patients with untreated multiple myeloma were randomized to receive either melphalan-prednisone and thalidomide (MPT) or melphalan-prednisone and placebo (MP). The dose of melphalan was 0.25 mg/kg and prednisone was 100 mg given daily for 4 days every 6 weeks until plateau phase. The dose of(More)
Osteoprotegerin (OPG), the neutralizing decoy receptor for the osteoclast activator RANK ligand, was measured in serum taken from patients with multiple myeloma at the time of diagnosis. Median OPG was lower in the patients with myeloma (7.4 ng/mL; range, 2.6-80; n = 225) than in healthy age- and sex-matched controls (9.0 ng/mL; range 5.1-130; n = 40; P(More)
High-dose therapy has become a common treatment for myeloma. The objectives of this study were to estimate in a prospective, population-based setting the impact on survival of high-dose therapy in newly diagnosed, symptomatic patients less than 60 years old and to compare the results with those of conventionally treated historic controls. The prospective(More)
Evaluation of myocardial iron during iron chelation therapy is not feasible by repeated endomyocardial biopsies owing to the heterogeneity of iron distribution and the risk of complications. Recently, we described a noninvasive method based on magnetic resonance imaging. Here, the method was used for repeated estimation of the myocardial iron content during(More)
In loudspeaking teleconferencing applications, the impulse response from a talker in one room to a listener in the other room involves a convolution of two room impulse responses (RIRs). Here, such a system is analyzed using simple RIR models with a direct sound component plus a white Gaussian noise which is weighted by an exponential window. Expected(More)
In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 363 patients with untreated multiple myeloma were randomized to receive either melphalan-prednisone and thalidomide (MPT) or melphalan-prednisone and placebo (MP). The dose of melphalan was 0.25 mg/kg and prednisone was 100 mg given daily for 4 days every 6 weeks until plateau phase. The dose of thalidomide/(More)
In 21 patients suffering from endogenous depression and given nortriptyline 150 mg/day for 4 weeks in a once-a-day dosage an electrocardiographic study was made with ECG recordings at different times during the treatment. At the same time the plasma concentration of nortriptyline was determined. During the treatment the heart rate increased significantly,(More)
Nomifensine was introduced as an effective antidepressant drug with few side effects. However, among our patients we have seen 2 typical cases of drug fever due to nomifensine. 2-4 weeks after start of nomifensine treatment, 75-150 mg/day, for recurrent endogenous depressions the patients developed shiverings and fever. Nomifensine was withdrawn and both(More)