M G Dorvil

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Thiopurine methyltransferase (TPMT), is an enzyme detected in the human red blood cell that catalyzes the S-methylation of thiopurine drugs and is known to exist as a genetic polymorphism in white subjects. Investigations in this laboratory of red blood cell TPMT showed interethnic differences also existed in North American black subjects. A sample group of(More)
Water immersion produces a marked diuresis, natriuresis, and kaliuresis in association with suppression of the renin-aldosterone system. These effects are mediated primarily by an increase in central blood volume. Consequently, this redistribution and the resultant marked increase in cardiac output is associated with alterations in the circulating levels of(More)
Twenty patients with primary or metastatic liver cancer were treated on a clinical and pharmacological study with intrahepatic artery infusion of Thiotepa. Toxicity was tolerable and included nausea and fatigue. Uncommon side effects were myelosuppression, abdominal pain and anemia. One patient with gallbladder cancer had a partial response for 11 (+)(More)
Greyhounds (n = 25) were given procaine in the form of procaine HCl or procaine penicillin G or were fed meat prepared from a heifer given procaine penicillin G on 3 consecutive days before slaughter. Dogs given procaine HCl or procaine penicillin G were given daily doses equivalent to 9 mg of procaine/kg. Urine samples were collected from the dogs twice(More)
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