Lionel D. Lewis

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Two patients had a delayed syndrome of benign fasciculation after complete recovery from paralytic poliomyelitis and a third had the syndrome after an attack of purely motor myelitis. Myalgia was prominent in all three, and two had frequent cramps. Denervation hypertrophy occurred in two. The patients were observed for at least three years, and no new(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The FLAIR (fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery) pulse sequence has been shown to be sensitive to abnormalities of the subarachnoid space. Our clinical experience led us to investigate whether intravenously injected contrast material can affect the appearance of the subarachnoid space on FLAIR MR images. METHODS After noting(More)
BACKGROUND UCN-01, a Chk1 inhibitor, abrogates S and G(2) arrest and enhances cancer cell killing by DNA-damaging drugs in preclinical models. UCN-01 avidly binds alpha1-acid glycoprotein in plasma; whether sufficient drug concentrations are achieved in human tumors is unknown. A phase I trial tested the hypothesis that UCN-01 abrogates cisplatin-induced(More)
PURPOSE Increased clearance of drugs, such as oral cyclosporine, that are CYP3A and/or ABCB1 (P-gp/MDR1) substrates was reported in African-American compared with Caucasian patients. We hypothesized that the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of docetaxel, an i.v. administered cytotoxic and substrate for CYP3A4, CYP3A5, and ABCB1, would differ between(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that systemic cancer chemotherapy can have significant long-term effects on cognition, particularly on verbal learning, memory, attention, and speed of information processing. These deficits can be a source of significant distress to survivors. There is much less known about the mechanisms, predisposing vulnerabilities, and(More)
CD30 is an excellent target for immunotherapy of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) because it is overexpressed on Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg cells. We developed a novel bispecific molecule (BSM) consisting of F(ab') fragments derived from the murine anti-CD30 monoclonal antibody (MoAb) Ki-4 and the humanized CD64-specific MoAb H22. In vitro experiments of H22xKi-4(More)
Sumatriptan, a 5-HT1D receptor agonist, is believed to alleviate migraine attacks by extracerebral vasoconstriction. Chest pain associated with myocardial ischemia may occur after sumatriptan administration. We investigated the effect of a single 6-mg subcutaneous dose of sumatriptan on myocardial perfusion (MP) as measured by 13NH3 positron emission(More)
Realizing the full potential of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONP) for cancer diagnosis and therapy requires selective tumor cell accumulation. Here, we report a systematic analysis of two key determinants for IONP homing to human breast cancers: (i) particle size and (ii) active vs passive targeting. In vitro, molecular targeting to the HER2 receptor was the(More)
Humanized KS-interleukin-2 (huKS-IL2), an immunocytokine with specificity for epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM), has demonstrated favorable tolerability and immunologic activity as a single agent. Phase 1b study in patients with EpCAM-positive advanced solid tumors to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and safety profile of huKS-IL2 in(More)
de Graan and colleagues report a retrospective study of the effects of cigarette smoking on taxane pharmacokinetics and myelosuppression. There was no difference in taxane pharmacokinetic clearance between smokers and nonsmokers. Further prospective studies of the effects of cigarette smoking on myelosuppression would be of interest.