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BACKGROUND Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning may result in white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and neurocognitive impairments. OBJECTIVE To assess in a prospective study WMH in CO-poisoned patients and their relationship to cognitive functioning. METHODS Seventy-three consecutive CO-poisoned patients were studied. MR scans and neurocognitive tests were(More)
OBJECTIVE Natalizumab, a therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS), has been associated with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare opportunistic infection of the CNS associated with the JC virus. We assessed clinical outcomes and identified variables associated with survival in 35 patients with natalizumab-associated PML. METHODS Physicians(More)
Eleven patients with malignant APUD tumors, five islet cell carcinomas, five carcinoid tumors and one medullary carcinoma of the thyroid were treated with DTIC. Nine of 11 patients benefitted from treatment. A literature review revealed that other APUD tumors responded when treated with DTIC. DTIC is a useful agent for treatment of malignant APUDomas, and(More)
Three hundred five patients with advanced pancreatic and gastric carcinoma were randomly assigned to treatment with fluorouracil, fluorouracil plus doxorubicin (Adriamycin) (FA), or fluorouracil plus doxorubicin plus mitomycin (mitomycin C) (FAM). All regimens were equivalent with regard to patient survival. There is no reasonable likelihood that either the(More)
One hundred eighty-seven patients with histologically proven advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma were randomly assigned to therapy with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) alone, to the Mallinson regimen (combined and sequential 5-FU, cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, vincristine, and mitomycin C), or to combined 5-FU, doxorubicin, and cisplatin (FAP). Patients with both(More)
Sedation may be a dose-limiting side-effect of opioid therapy in some cancer patients. This study was designed to evaluate further the use of the psychostimulant, methylphenidate, an agent that has been reported to counter-act opioid-induced sedation, in patients with cancer-related pain. Patients receiving a stable dose of an opioid for cancer-related pain(More)
It is thought by some that there are inadequate patient entries on high priority national cancer treatment protocols, resulting in intolerable delays in addressing crucial research issues. The North Central Cancer Treatment Group in Rochester, Minnesota generated a questionnaire with possible impediments to patient treatment entry as well as suggested(More)