Mohamad Hussein

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PURPOSE The combination of fludarabine and cyclophosphamide is an effective regimen for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). However, it may be accompanied by increased toxicity compared with fludarabine alone. E2997 is a phase III randomized Intergroup trial comparing fludarabine and cyclophosphamide (FC arm) versus fludarabine (F arm) alone(More)
We aimed to develop and evaluate a staging system for multiple myeloma (MM) based on easily obtained laboratory measures. The Durie-Salmon stage is most commonly used and is an effective system of patient stratification for clinical trial research. However, the criteria are complex and many laboratory parameters are required to properly stage patients. In(More)
Although interactions with bone marrow stromal cells are essential for multiple myeloma (MM) cell survival, the specific molecular and cellular elements involved are largely unknown, due in large part to the complexity of the bone marrow microenvironment itself. The T-cell costimulatory receptor CD28 is also expressed on normal and malignant plasma cells,(More)
BACKGROUND Coagulation problems in amyloidosis are historically associated with bleeding tendencies (mostly Factor X abnormalities). Increased clotting was observed in isolated cases diagnosed with low-grade disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Problem of venous thromboembolic disaease (VTD) in amyloidosis was not systematically investigated. (More)
The authors assessed the overall response rate, including confirmed complete response (CR) and partial response, in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma treated with sorafenib. Qualitative and quantitative toxicities associated with this regimen were evaluated. Patients were eligible if they had a confirmed diagnosis of refractory or relapsed(More)
Real-time database systems (RTDBS) have received growing attention in recent years. RTDBS is a database system where transactions have explicit timing constraints such as deadlines. The performance and the correctness of RTDBS are highly dependent on how well these deadlines can be met. Scheduling of transactions is driven by priority considerations rather(More)
In order to successfully deploy the mobile desalination technology being developed at the Rohsenhow Kendall Heat Transfer Laboratories, it is necessary to design a three dimensional, solid model of the technology. This Humidification Dehumidification (HDH) based technology aims to be applied at community level water supplies, bringing clean water to those(More)
This editorial marks the launch of a new online journal for surgical and medical oncology. The internet has produced a profound shift in the way in which clinicians, researchers and patients seek, interpret and utilise medical information and research. The launch of our journal comes at a time when these changes are in a rapid phase of development and(More)