Melanie Kennedy

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The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and the production of nitric oxide (NO) by human spermatozoa. Immunoreactivity was examined using a polyclonal antibody raised against porcine cerebellar nitric oxide synthase and monoclonal endothelial (eNOS) and brain (bNOS) antibodies. Using each antibody, NOS was(More)
Forty-eight patients with chronic myelocytic leukemia, aged 11 to 47, were treated with high-dose cyclophosphamide and fractionated total body irradiation, followed by infusion of marrow from HLA-identical siblings. They were randomized to receive either methotrexate (MTX) (n = 23) or cyclosporine (CSP) (n = 25) as postgrafting prophylaxis for graft-v-host(More)
Both in children and adults, acute leukemia may present with extremely high blast counts; a phenomenon known as hyperleukocytosis. Respiratory failure, intracranial bleeding, and severe metabolic abnormalities frequently occur in acute hyperleukocytic leukemias (AHLs) and are the primary determinants of the high early mortality (20% to 40%) observed. The(More)
We investigated the frequency of hypertension (sustained diastolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 90 mmHg) in 112 patients given HLA-identical marrow grafts. Patients were conditioned with 2 X 60 mg/kg of cyclophosphamide and 6 X 2 Gy of total body irradiation and randomized to receive as graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis either the standard(More)
We evaluated the effect of age on cyclosporine pharmacokinetics in 69 nonobese patients aged 10 months to 56 years (median 22 years) undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for treatment of aplastic anemia or hematologic malignancy. Cyclosporine pharmacokinetics were studied during the first 2 posttransplant weeks after an intravenous dose of 2.6(More)
The role of cyclosporine alone or in combination with amphotericin B in the development of renal toxicity was evaluated in 47 marrow transplant recipients. Cyclosporine alone was given to 21 patients and 10 received cyclosporine plus amphotericin B. These were compared with 16 patients who received methotrexate and amphotericin B. Serum creatinine doubled(More)
Seventy-five patients, 13 to 49 years of age, with acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia in first remission were treated with cyclophosphamide, fractionated total body irradiation, and marrow transplantation from an HLA-identical sibling and randomized to receive either cyclosporine (CSP) (n = 36) or methotrexate (MTX) (n = 39) as prophylaxis for graft-v-host(More)