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Fifty-nine patients with melanoma or soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities underwent hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion utilizing cisplatin and wide local excision. Doses of cisplatin ranged from 0.75 to 2 mg/kg. The mortality and morbidity rates were 0 and 6.8 percent, respectively. Pharmacokinetic studies indicate that cisplatin is rapidly bound to(More)
Autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AutoHCT) is a potentially curative treatment modality for relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). However, no large studies have evaluated pretransplant factors predictive of outcomes of AutoHCT in children, adolescents and young adults (CAYA, age <30 years). In a retrospective study, we analyzed 606 CAYA(More)
Acute, ischemic renal failure was induced in rats by clamping of the renal vessels for 1 h. Following the termination of the ischemic period 5 g/kg of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) were administered intravenously as a 20% solution in saline. Control animals received normal saline. There were not deaths among the DMSO-treated animals. Urine flow began within 15(More)
This study investigated the efficacy of a pre-emptive strategy based on the combination of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viraemia and poor T cell reconstitution in preventing post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) following T cell depleted stem cell transplant (SCT). EBV viral load and immune reconstitution were prospectively monitored in 70(More)
BACKGROUND A 4-week-old male infant (4.9 kg) with persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI) underwent a laparoscopic pancreatectomy to evaluate its feasibility. Preoperative medications included diazoxide and glucagon to maintain adequate blood glucose levels. METHODS Laparoscopic pancreatectomy was performed using a 5-mm cannula at the(More)
BACKGROUND The rate of acceptance onto dialysis programmes has doubled in the past 10 years and is steadily increasing. Early detection and treatment of renal failure slows the rate of progression. Is it feasible to screen for patients who are at increased risk of developing renal failure? We have audited primary care records of patients aged 50-75 years(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant cells of classical Hodgkin's lymphoma are characterised by genetic alterations at the 9p24.1 locus, leading to overexpression of PD-1 ligands and evasion of immune surveillance. In a phase 1b study, nivolumab, a PD-1-blocking antibody, produced a high response in patients with relapsed and refractory classical Hodgkin's lymphoma, with(More)
Seventy-two patients with neoplastic disease in a variety of anatomic sites were treated with sequential methotrexate (MTX) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) followed by leucovorin (LV) rescue. Treatment consisted of MTX, 160 mg/m2 as a 10-min infusion; 5-FU, 600 mg/m2 as a bolus 90 min later; and LV, a minimum of 25 mg/m2 or 15 mg/m2 p.o. q.6h. X 4, repeated at 1-(More)
Patients with double-hit lymphoma (DHL), which is characterized by rearrangements of MYC and either BCL2 or BCL6, face poor prognoses. We conducted a retrospective multicenter study of the impact of baseline clinical factors, induction therapy, and stem cell transplant (SCT) on the outcomes of 311 patients with previously untreated DHL. At median follow-up(More)
Minor salivary gland carcinomas of the larynx are rare and few large series have been reported from a single institution. Eighteen patients were treated for this disease at M.D. Anderson Hospital between 1944 and 1982. Of these, 8 patients had adenoid cystic carcinoma and 10 had poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Characteristically these tumors presented(More)