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For younger patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an allogeneic transplant from a matched sibling may afford the best chance of cure. In patients who are older or without a matched sibling donor, dose intensification can be achieved with an autologous bone marrow transplant (ABMT). We report here the results of a high-dose chemotherapy regime with(More)
A drop in dispersion, F -ratio like, permutation test (D) for linear quantile regression estimates (0 ≤ τ ≤ 1) had relative power ≥1 compared to quantile rank score tests (T ) for hypotheses on parameters other than the intercept. Power was compared for combinations of sample sizes (n = 20 − 300) and quantiles (τ = 0.50 − 0.99) where both tests maintained(More)
High dose chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) is an effective form of salvage therapy in patients with relapsed or resistant Hodgkin's disease. Patients with large tumour masses at the time of ABMT have a poorer prognosis and we have therefore administered intermediate dose BCNU, etoposide, cytarabine and melphalan (mini-BEAM)(More)
We commenced a study in September 1981 to investigate the role of high-dose combination chemotherapy in the management of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas who had failed conventional therapy. Fifty patients with diffuse intermediate- and high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas were treated with high-dose combination chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow(More)
We report a case of preleukemic granulocytic sarcoma of the small intestine preceding the development of acute myelomonocytic leukemia with abnormal eosinophils and inversion of chromosome 16, inv(16)(p13q22). A literature review suggests that this is a recurring cytogenetic-clinicopathologic association and carries a favorable prognosis, especially if(More)
Eight out of 10 patients studied longitudinally received benefit from plasmapheresis. The patients were used as their own controls, being treated in a steady state as far as was possible. Levels of circulating complexes did not bear a close relationship with clinical results. On the evidence plasma exchange alone does not appear to represent an important(More)
The cells of the eye lens contain the type III intermediate filament protein vimentin, as well as two other intermediate filament proteins, CP49 and filensin. These two proteins appear to be unique to the differentiated lens fibre cell. Immunoblotting and confocal microscopy were used to describe changes which occur in these three intermediate filament(More)
BACKGROUND Although achieving quality of movement after stroke is an important aim of physiotherapy it is rarely measured objectively or described explicitly. OBJECTIVE To test whether physiotherapists agree on a composite measure of quality of movement. SETTING; A movement analysis laboratory SUBJECTS Ten stroke patients and 10 healthy age-matched(More)