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Sixty-nine patients with a history of low-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in sensitive relapse or incomplete first remission underwent high-dose chemoradiotherapy and anti-B-cell monoclonal antibody (MoAb)-treated autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT). At ABMT, 51 patients had low-grade histology and 18 patients had a history of low-grade(More)
BACKGROUND The use of autologous bone marrow transplantation is increasing in the management of advanced cancers. Many investigators have attempted to "purge" autologous marrow of residual tumor cells because of concern that reinfused tumor cells might contribute to relapse. The efficacy of purging remains unproved. METHODS We performed clonogenic assays(More)
One hundred patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in sensitive relapse or incomplete first remission underwent high-dose chemoradiotherapy and anti-B-cell monoclonal antibody (MAb)-treated autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT). These patients demonstrated good performance status with a Karnofsky score of 80% or greater. The majority of(More)
One hundred and sixty eight adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and other hematologic malignancies who underwent autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) were investigated for the subsequent development of hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). All patients were conditioned with cyclophosphamide and total body irradiation.(More)
PURPOSE The incidence of subsequent symptomatic mesenteric vascular disease is unknown for patients who have asymptomatic mesenteric arterial stenosis. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk of developing acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia in patients identified by lateral aortography to have significant mesenteric artery stenosis. METHODS(More)
Montelukast, an oral leukotriene-receptor antagonist, has demonstrated efficacy and tolerability for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults. A once-daily 10 mg dose (film-coated tablet) was selected as the optimal adult dose based on dose-ranging studies. Asthma is a similar disease and is treated with the same medications in children and adults. These(More)
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of bcl-2 provides an extremely sensitive method to detect minimal disease in approximately 50% of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL). In an attempt to determine the clinical usefulness of this technique, we examined the bone marrow (BM) of 152 patients with advanced-stage NHL at the time of evaluation and after(More)
Forty patients with plasma cell dyscrasias underwent high-dose chemoradiotherapy and either anti-B-cell monoclonal antibody (MoAb)-treated autologous, anti-T-cell MoAb-treated HLA-matched sibling allogeneic or syngeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). The majority of patients had advanced Durie-Salmon stage myeloma at diagnosis, all were pretreated with(More)
Using the extremely sensitive technique of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect the bcl-2 translocation, only 50% of bone marrows could be purged of PCR-detectable lymphoma cells using a cocktail of three anti-B-cell monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) and complement-mediated lysis. This observation is of clinical importance because those patients whose(More)
Most percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy devices entail thrombolysis and/or thrombus fragmentation followed by subsequent aspiration, with the associated risks of bleeding and embolization. We describe the use of the AngioVac system (Angiodynamics, Latham, NY USA) for extraction of extensive iliocaval thrombus associated with an inferior vena cava filter(More)