Mike Soukop

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Flavone acetic acid pharmacokinetics were studied in 31 patients in a phase I clinical trial. The drug was given by i.v. infusions over 1, 1.5, 3, and 6 h at doses ranging from 0.5 to 6.4 g/m2. The pharmacokinetic parameters were determined according to a nonlinear model including Michaelis-Menten-type kinetics. The mean elimination half-life is 4.8 h and(More)
This study investigated the use of late dose intensification therapy (LDIT) with cyclophosphamide (180 mg/kg) and VP 16 (1 g/m2) plus autologous bone marrow rescue in 22 patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). These patients were selected from a group of 95 patients who received three courses of a five-drug induction regimen comprising cyclophosphamide(More)
Immunohistochemistry of histologically negative axillary lymph nodes in breast-cancer patients resulted in upstaging of the sentinel lymph node in eight (14%) of 52 patients. The resulting information altered clinical management in six of these patients. Thus, this technique may affect clinical decision-making in breast-cancer patients.
The mechanisms of hypercalcaemia were assessed in 20 hypercalcaemic patients with breast cancer. Abnormalities suggestive of a PTH-related peptide (PTHrP) mechanism were observed in up to 60% of cases; urinary cyclic adenosine monophosphate (UcAMP) was elevated in nine patients (45%), renal tubular reabsorption of calcium (RTRCa) was elevated in nine (45%)(More)
This review discusses the development and use of 5-hydroxytryptamine3 (5-HT3) antagonists, especially granisetron, for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced emesis. Following recent evidence suggesting that high-dose chemotherapy is more effective in increasing tumor response rate and median survival time, more effective antiemetic control is essential.(More)
Histiocytosis X is the term first coined by Lichtenstein in 1953 to describe a heterogeneous group of disorders which is considered now to include Hand-Schuller-Christian disease, Letterer-Siwe disease and Eosinophilic Granuloma of bone. Gagel, in 1941, first described involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) in Histiocytosis X--in this case the(More)
A patient with thyrotoxicosis presented with weight loss and hypercalcaemia, leading to an erroneous diagnosis of occult malignant disease. Intercurrent illness and drug treatment of hypercalcaemia in this patient caused a depression of circulating thyroid hormone levels, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Radionuclide studies of thyroid function, in(More)
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