Lauri M. Webber

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PURPOSE To evaluate the antiemetic efficacy and safety of adding the dopamine antagonist prochlorperazine to the combination of granisetron and dexamethasone in the prevention of acute nausea and vomiting following high-dose cisplatin. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty patients receiving cisplatin (> or = 75 mg/m2) (median dose = 100 mg/m2) were enrolled at(More)
The methotrexate analog edatrexate has been shown to have greater antitumor activity and an improved therapeutic index as compared with its parent compound in preclinical systems. These studies suggest that edatrexate may have a broad role in the treatment of solid tumors. Information regarding edatrexate in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents is(More)
OBJECTIVE To test whole blood and saliva for HIV antibodies (anti-HIV) using a rapid test strip capillary flow immunoassay, and to correlate the test strip results with blood specimen results obtained from routine diagnostic anti-HIV assays. DESIGN A prospective pilot study of selected HIV-positive and HIV-negative individuals, children and medico-legal(More)
In 20 patients undergoing open-heart surgery, 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG) concentrations, oxygen affinity of hemoglobin (Po2 at half saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen [P50]), hemoglobin concentration, and pH were measured repeatedly. Measurements were made before and at various times after open-heart surgery and replacement of blood loss with blood(More)
AIMS To assess a commercial enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for the serotyping of hepatitis C virus (HCV) for routine use in a diagnostic laboratory setting, as well as for noting the serotype prevalence of selected specimens. METHODS Seventy six serum specimens, submitted to the laboratory for routine hepatitis studies between May 1992 and February 1996 and(More)
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