Joseph J. Mazza

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The treatment of adult patients greater than 55 to 70 years of age with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is associated with a treatment-related mortality of approximately 25%. This prospective, double-blind randomized study was designed to see if the use of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF; yeast-derived) could shorten the period of(More)
The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) conducted a randomized trial in patients less than or equal to 65 years old (median, 44 years) to determine whether increasing the intensity of postremission therapy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) would improve the outcome. After uniform induction therapy, patients in complete remission (CR) who were less than(More)
The value of maintenance therapy after the achievement of complete remission in adult acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) has never been clearly established. A randomized Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) study of postremission therapy compared outcomes in patients who received no further therapy to those administered long-term maintenance(More)
This manuscript represents a brief review of the current oral anticoagulants that have come on the scene over the past decade and that are now in various stages of development through the process of phase II and III clinical trials. A brief review of the oral thrombin and direct factor Xa inhibitors is presented to apprise the practicing clinician of the(More)
High-dose cytosine arabinoside ( HDARAC ) and 4'-(9 acridinylamino) methane sulfon -m-anisidine (m-AMSA) was administered as induction therapy to 40 patients with relapsed or refractory acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) with the following results: 28 patients (70%) achieved complete remission, one patient achieved a partial remission; five patients died(More)
Adenosine deaminase inhibitors have proven superior to alkylating agent-based therapies in inducing clinical and hematologic remissions in treated and previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients, and they have become increasingly accepted as a standard for therapy. We report the case of a 66-year-old patient with a 7-year history of CLL(More)
These ECOG trials have demonstrated that progressive increments in the intensity of post-remission therapy result in improving long-term, disease-free survival in adults with AML. The median duration of disease-free survival and long-term outcome from different post-remission therapies are summarized in Table 4. [table: see text] Despite the suggestive(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to compare the rate of recurrent venothromboembolic (VTE) events and factors contributing to VTE events in patients with inferior vena caval (IVC) filters on chronic anticoagulation to those in whom anticoagulation was discontinued. METHODS Retrospective cohort study of 353 patients who received IVC filters between 1986 and(More)
AIM Venothromboembolism (VTE) is an important condition in hospitalized patients accounting for significant morbidity and mortality, and the risk of VTE often continues post-hospitalization. Although risk assessment models have been developed to predict the risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in hospitalized patients, no models have been developed that(More)