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PURPOSE Older adults are vulnerable to chemotherapy toxicity; however, there are limited data to identify those at risk. The goals of this study are to identify risk factors for chemotherapy toxicity in older adults and develop a risk stratification schema for chemotherapy toxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients age ≥ 65 years with cancer from seven(More)
INTRODUCTION This study evaluated the association between aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy and cognitive function (over a 6-month period) in a cohort of patients aged ≥ 60 years compared with an age-matched healthy control group, and it evaluated changes in regional cerebral metabolism as measured by positron emission tomography (PET) scans of the brain(More)
OBJECT Anterior choroidal artery (AChA) aneurysms account for 4% of all intracranial aneurysms. The surgical approach is similar to that for other supraclinoid carotid artery lesions, but surgery may involve a higher risk of debilitating ischemic complications because of the critical territory supplied by the AChA. METHODS Between 1968 and 1999, 51 AChA(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether high-dose epinephrine (0.2 mg/kg) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) results in improved outcome, compared with standard-dose epinephrine (0.02 mg/kg). DESIGN A prospective, randomized, blinded study. SETTING Research laboratory of a university medical center. SUBJECTS AND INTERVENTIONS Thirty domestic swine were(More)
BACKGROUND Bevacizumab leads to improved survival for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) when added to chemotherapy. Little is known about factors associated with receipt of bevacizumab, or whether bevacizamab is associated with increased toxicity when added to chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
To evaluate the late results and the natural history of long saphenous vein bypass grafts (SVGs) between the extracranial and intracranial circulation, the authors retrospectively analyzed 202 consecutive SVGs performed at the Mayo Clinic from 1979 to 1992. The distal anastomosis was to the vertebrobasilar system in 98 patients and to the carotid artery(More)
PURPOSE Factors captured in a geriatric assessment can predict morbidity and mortality in older adults, but are not routinely measured in cancer clinical trials. This study evaluated the implementation of a geriatric assessment tool in the cooperative group setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients age ≥ 65 with cancer, who enrolled on cooperative group(More)
PURPOSE To determine the predictors of distress in older patients with cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients age >or= 65 years with a solid tumor or lymphoma completed a questionnaire that addressed these geriatric assessment domains: functional status, comorbidity, psychological state, nutritional status, and social support. Patients self-rated their(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine risk factors for lack of recovery of independent functioning after hospitalization for acute medical illness. DESIGN Secondary analysis of cohort study of patients receiving home nursing after discharge. SETTING Evaluations performed in the home after discharge and 1 month later. PARTICIPANTS A total of 73 adults aged 65 years(More)
BACKGROUND Recent natural history studies have suggested that unruptured intracranial aneurysms smaller than 1 cm have a low risk of rupture. Symptomatic aneurysms may be underrepresented in natural history studies because they are preferentially treated. The authors compared the number of patients with symptoms caused by unruptured intracranial aneurysms(More)