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Hemophiliacs who are exposed to pooled clotting factor concentrate constitute one group at increased risk for development of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. To determine the prevalence of cellular immune aberrations in asymptomatic hemophiliacs, we studied a group of 65 adult hemophiliacs for T-cell subset abnormalities. Sixty-five percent of(More)
Fourteen donors were given recombinant G-CSF to mobilize progenitor cells. Circulating CD34+ cells were monitored daily and leukapheresis was performed at 3-5 days when the level exceeded 20 x 10(6)/L. Monitoring of CD34+ cells collected at intervals during apheresis gave results within 20 min. Yields of 2.6-7.4 x 10(6) per kg recipient body weight were(More)
Quantitative measurements of the immune cell subgroups, T helper (Leu 3+/OKT4+) cells and T suppressor/cytotoxic (Leu 2+/OKT8+) cells, were made in patients having acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with Kaposi's sarcoma and in patients with AIDS and opportunistic infection, as well as in three other relevant populations. These included patients(More)
Sixteen immunological parameters were assessed quantitatively for their value in providing an immunologically-based and prognostically significant classification of the immune alteration in 97 patients with AIDS and Kaposi's sarcoma (AIDS-KS). The dimensions of reductions in the T4 (T helper-inducer cells) subpopulation of lymphoid cells in the T4-T8 ratio(More)
Genetic testing reveals information about a patient's health status and predictions about the patient's future wellness, while also potentially disclosing health information relevant to other family members. With the increasing availability and affordability of genetic testing and the integration of genetics into mainstream medicine, the importance of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite standardization in disease assessments and curative interventions for childhood cancer, palliative assessments and psychosocial interventions remain diverse and disparate. AIM Identify current approaches to palliative care in the pediatric oncology setting to inform development of comprehensive psychosocial palliative care standards for(More)
BACKGROUND This qualitative study investigated the medical decision-making preferences of adolescent oncology patients and the parental and clinician behaviors that adolescents report to be supportive of their preferred level of decision-making involvement. METHODS Interviews were conducted with 40 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 years who were(More)
The study team conducted a systematic review of pediatric and adolescent palliative cancer care literature from 1995 to 2015 using four databases to inform development of a palliative care psychosocial standard. A total of 209 papers were reviewed with inclusion of 73 papers for final synthesis. Revealed topics of urgent consideration include the following:(More)