Joseph P Catlett

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A retrospective analysis of factors influencing survival in patients with primary lymphoma of bone (PLB) treated at a single institution was performed. The records of 30 eligible patients were evaluated for overall survival (OS) as related to age, sex, stage, International Prognostic Index (IPI) score, number of sites involved and type of treatment. There(More)
The mRNAs encoding the c-kit protooncogene tyrosine kinase receptor and its ligand, hemopoietic stem cell factor, are coexpressed in the majority of small cell lung cancer cell lines, suggesting that an autocrine growth loop may exist. Functional c-kit protein levels correspond well with mRNA levels in these cells. We have observed that those cell lines(More)
Melanoma continues to be a major health problem with no effective therapy. Melanocytes, both benign and malignant, express many anti-apoptotic factors. Survivin is a member of the family of inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAP) and is preferentially expressed in tumor cells, including melanoma. YM155 is a small molecule suppressant of survivin that has(More)
Background: Recently, there has been an increased use of recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) to promote hemostasis in various hemorrhagic conditions. The objective of this study was to determine the outcome of patients treated with rFVIIa who had intractable bleeding associated with cardiac surgery (CSP) or as a result of other causes (OBP). Methods:(More)
As a result of therapeutic advances, survivors of lymphoma are now living longer. However, their mortality is higher when compared to the general population, probably due to multiple factors. Survivors of childhood leukemia and lymphoma appear to have an increased prevalence of obesity. The objectives of this retrospective study were to analyze weight(More)
Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disease characterized by antibody-mediated platelet destruction. Despite initial response to corticosteroids, most adults relapse during steroid taper, and splenectomy is the treatment of choice for these patients. Those whom splenectomy fails to cure present a therapeutic challenge. Subsequent(More)
Variations in the rate of response to a given dose of warfarin have been problematic. Effective daily doses can range from as low as 0.5 mg to higher than 60 mg. In an effort to make sense of the puzzle, Aithal and colleagues conducted a case–control study to determine whether genetic differences in the cytochrome P450 system influence the individual(More)
Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) improves survival and quality of life in patients with advanced heart failure and is therefore increasingly prevalent. Although ongoing advances in MCS have improved outcomes, the thromboembolic risk remains high, warranting anticoagulation with warfarin.1 Patients requiring MCS may also have clotting factor deficiencies(More)