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The value of a postremission treatment in acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), with alternating combinations of non-cross-resistant drugs, has been prospectively assessed. Of 515 evaluable patients, 347 (67.4%) entered into complete remission (CR), following induction treatment with daunorubicin (DNR), vincristine (VCR), and cytosine arabinoside (ara-C). After(More)
Serum selenium (Se) levels were measured before, during and after high-dose induction chemotherapy in 70 patients with acute non-lymphocytic leukemia (ANLL). Pre-treatment serum Se levels were lower in patients than in controls (0.082 +/- 0.033 micrograms/ml versus 0.097 +/- 0.035 micrograms/ml, P less than 0.01). Pretreatment serum Se correlated inversely(More)
Seventy-nine patients (aged 17-76 years) with acute myelogenous leukemia in first (56) or second (3) relapse, primary refractory leukemia (15) or leukemia occurring as secondary malignancy that developed after a preleukemic phase (3) or after another tumor (2) were given remission induction therapy consisting of cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C, 1 g/m2 as a 2-h(More)
We developed a sensitive, specific "sandwich"-type enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in which affinity-purified antibodies are used for coating and also for preparing an antibody-peroxidase conjugate to quantify apolipoprotein E in serum and in its lipoprotein fractions. This technique is rapid (results within 5 h), precise (mean intra- and interassay CVs(More)
Among 95 consecutive patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL), 61 were treated with a high-dose chemotherapeutic induction regimen consisting of daunorubicin, vincristine, and cytosine arabinoside (DOA). The complete remission (CR) rate was 66%. Although young patients responded better than older patients, only sex was found to be of prognostic(More)
This new, sensitive, specific "sandwich"-type enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for quantifying lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] in human serum and in ultracentrifugal lipoprotein fractions is based on use of a monoclonal antibody raised against apolipoprotein(a) as coating protein and a polyclonal antibody, raised against either apo B or against Lp(a) and(More)
During A-ALL induction treatment, HD-ara-C (2.5 g/m2 IV, day 1), does not produce any beneficial effect, whereas the hematologic toxicity is increased. A 3-month consolidation phase comprising intermittent MTX, ara-C and 6-TG is not significantly affecting either DFI or survival in A-ALL. The association of HD-ara-C and m-AMSA appears to be a promising(More)