Laurence J Heifetz

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UNLABELLED We performed this study in an attempt to reconcile the differences with respect to 67Ga uptake as a function of tumor grade and type in the literature, as well as to determine the sensitivity of 201Tl uptake in both Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. METHODS Thirty-six (9 with low-grade lymphoma, 11 with intermediate-grade lymphoma, 4 with(More)
Cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas is generally considered to be unresponsive to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. We present two cases of laparotomy-proven unresectable cystadenocarcinoma which responded to intravenous 5-fluorouracil (1,000 mg/m2/24 hr x 5 days x 2) and 4,000 rads of radiation therapy. Both patients had objective response with marked(More)
One hundred and fifteen patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer (stomach cancer, 42 patients; gastroesophageal junction cancer, ten; pancreatic cancer, 32; and other upper gastrointestinal cancers, 31) were treated with a combination chemotherapy regimen consisting of 5-FU, doxorubicin, mitomycin, and semustine (methyl-CCNU) (FAMMe). Of the 31(More)
The effect of epilepsy and anti-epileptic treatment on neonatal outcome was investigated in 86 pregnancies terminating in delivery. Various maternal and neonatal parameters were considered. Each infant born to an epileptic mother was double-matched with two infants born to healthy mothers and the results were submitted for statistical analysis. Infants of(More)
Current flow-based blood counting devices require significant medical infrastructure and are not appropriate for field use. In this article we report on the development of a sample preparation, measurement, and analysis method that permits automated and accurate counting of red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets, as well as allowing(More)
Immunologic studies demonstrate that non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are derived predominantly from B- or T-lymphoid cells, while node-based tumors of true histiocytic derivation are rare, with few documented cases. This report describes the clinical, histologic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural features of two cases of node-based true histiocytic lymphoma.(More)
Ninety patients with Stage I or II, including extranodal (E), presentations of non-Hodkin's lymphoma were investigated by laparotomy, either for the definitive staging of patients with peripheral presentations or for diagnosis of abdominal disease. Sixty-eight patients had staging laparotomies after extensive work-up, which included lymphangiography and(More)
Potential sources of stress and satisfaction as perceived by direct-care staff members in community residences for mentally retarded adults were investigated. Results indicated that stress and satisfaction are not polar opposites but two largely separate dimensions of workers' experiences. In addition, sources of satisfaction and stress had two components,(More)
Small rural hospitals in the United States have had challenging issues developing sustainable oncology programs. This is a report on the development of a successful rural oncology program. In 2006, the Tahoe Forest Health System in Truckee, CA, a remote mountain resort town, started a cancer program that was focused on addressing patient and family fears(More)
A series of instructional manuals in behavior modification with retarded children was tested as a self-contained resource and as part of three larger training programs involving different amounts of professional assistance to parents: telephone consultations, training groups, training groups plus home visits. One hundred and sixty families were randomly(More)