Kelly Levin

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PURPOSE To date, numerous retrospective studies have suggested that the addition of brachytherapy to the conventional treatment of malignant gliomas (MG) (surgical resection followed by radiotherapy +/- chemotherapy) leads to improvements in survival. Two randomized trials have suggested either a positive or no survival benefit with implants. Critics of(More)
Fifty-five clinical trials were conducted to determine the cardiovascular combined effects of stressful oral surgery and systemic cannabinols. In a first study, delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was given IV as a premedicant and compared with diazepam and with a placebo. A classic dose-related tachycardia followed THC injection. The peak heart rate response(More)
A life-support skills course designed to facilitate competent decision making during emergency care situations has been developed for third-year medical students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The objective of the one-week course is to combine the knowledge acquired in the basic sciences with the performance skills(More)
PURPOSE When an initial retrospective review of malignant glioma patients (MG) undergoing brachytherapy was carried out using the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) recursive partitioning analysis (RPA) criteria, it revealed that glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cases benefit the most from implant. In the present study, we focused exclusively on these GBM(More)
Each year, many anesthesiology housestaff positions remain vacant or are filled by foreign medical graduates. While possibly reflecting an overabundance of such housestaff positions, this situation also suggests a lack of U.S. student interest in anesthesiology. To investigate this phenomenon, the authors conducted a survey of American medical school(More)
PURPOSE We report our clinical experience with 32 patients receiving concurrent irradiation and capecitabine. METHODS AND MATERIALS Medical records of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies treated with radiation and capecitabine therapy were reviewed. RESULTS The population consisted of 20 males and 12 females, with a median age of 67.5 years(More)
Norplant is a long-acting contraceptive that has been introduced into family planning programs all over the world. Its efficacy, safety and acceptability in the introductory phases have been widely tested, and most studies point to the need for good provider training in insertion and removal; good client counseling on side effects, suitable client selection(More)
Disclaimer: Working Papers contain preliminary research, analysis, findings, and recommendations. They are circulated to stimulate timely discussion and critical feedback and to influence ongoing debate on emerging issues. Most working papers are eventually published in another form and their content may be revised. Parties to the United Nations Framework(More)