M. A. De Beer

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Plasma pharmacokinetics of VP16-213 were investigated after a 30–60 min infusion in 14 adult patients and six children. In adults the elimination half-life (T1/2 β), plasma clearance (Clp) and volume of distribution (Vd) were respectively 7.05±0.67 h, 26.8±2.4 ml/min/m2, and 15.7±1.8 l/m2; in children 3.37±0.5 h, 39.34±6.6 ml/min/m2, and 9.97±3.7 l/m2.(More)
BACKGROUND Firm bandaging of the knee following knee replacement may prevent bleeding into the joint by a tamponade effect. We studied the pressure required to achieve tamponade, and then clinically compared the use of a compression bandage with the use of a standard crêpe bandage, with or without a drain. METHOD Transducers were used to measure the(More)
In a trial of combined hormone treatment and cytotoxic chemotherapy 464 patients with advanced breast cancer were randomly allocated to either concurrent or sequential treatment. Cytotoxic drugs were given only if the antitumour activity of the hormone treatment was inadequate. Hormone treatment consisted of oophorectomy for premenopausal and tamoxifen(More)
Fifty-two women with advanced breast cancer were treated with 6 cycles of epirubicin. Even though the study was started with a dose schedule of 110 mg/m2 every 3 weeks, the average treatment interval was 26 days and the median weekly dose 78% of the protocol requirement. Forty-eight patients were evaluable for response; 3 achieved a complete remission which(More)
Twenty patients with recurrent or metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma and prior chemotherapy were treated with cisplatin, 60-120 mg/m2 as a 6-hr infusion repeated every 3 weeks. There were 4 partial responses in 18 evaluable patients. Seven patients had stable disease. Time to progression ranged from 6 to 28 weeks. Median WBC nadir was 3.2 X 10(3)/mm3 (range,(More)
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare inborn error of bone metabolism caused by various defects in the gene coding for the tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNSAP). It results in a reduced activity of the TNSAP and elevated concentrations of its substrates, including inorganic pyrophosphate. Clinical features of HPP include defective bone mineralisation(More)
The delivery of high-dose epirubicin in patients with advanced breast cancer usually entails serious myelotoxicity and frequent treatment delays. Concurrent administration of G-CSF probably allows the administration of epirubicin on schedule with minimal morbidity. From August 1990 to February 1992, 42 women with advanced breast cancer were treated with six(More)
BACKGROUND Surgibone Unilab is prepared from bovine bone and contains hydroxyapatite and protein. It is supposed to be immunogenically inert but the protein could be antigenic in man. PATIENTS AND METHODS We followed 27 patients for an average of 2.5 (1-5) years, all of whom had received Surgibone mixed with autograft to fill in defects in the acetabulum(More)