Monic J. Stuart

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Based on the favorable safety profile and the independent activity of rituximab in B-cell lymphoma, we evaluated its efficacy and toxicity after high-dose therapy (HDT) and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Thirty-five patients with diffuse large cell (25 patients), mantle cell (3 patients), transformed (3 patients), or other (4 patients)(More)
Prostacyclin production in neonates born at various gestational ages (28 weeks to term) was compared with that in neonates born of pregnancies complicated by various acute and chronic placental insufficiency states. Prostacyclin levels were reflected by the amount of conversion of 14C arachidonic acid to 6-keto-PGF1 alpha (the stable end-product of(More)
We studied 45 children who presented with an inversion injury of the ankle. The clinical signs suggested injury to the distal growth plate of the fibula, but the plain radiographs appeared normal. Ultrasound examination of the joint in 40 patients showed a subperiosteal haematoma consistent with a growth-plate injury in 23 (57.5%). Children who had been(More)
The influence of graft composition on clinical outcomes after reduced-intensity conditioning is not well-characterized. In this report we prospectively enumerated CD34 ؉ , CD3 ؉ , CD4 ؉ , and CD8 ؉ cell doses in granulocyte colony-stimulating factor– mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cell (G-PBMC) allografts in 63 patients who received transplants(More)
Testing the procoagulant activity (P.C.A.) of cerebrospinal fluid (C.S.F.) by measuring its effect on plasma-recalcification time is a useful indicator of central-nervous-system damage. C.S.F. from 22 normal children and adolescents aged 6 months to 17 years had a mean +/- S.D. P.C.A. of 14 +/- 6%. P.C.A. in 13 children with C.N.S. infection was(More)
Effects of irradiation on vascular tissue include endothelial cell degeneration, vasoconstriction, and thrombus formation. The effect of irradiation on the in-vitro production of prostacyclin (PGI2) was evaluated, since it is a potent antithrombotic metabolite and vasodilator. After a single dose of 200 rad, umbilical artery PGI2 levels were much decreased(More)
The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) has been recognized to occur following treatment with vincristine. None of the reports have provided information regarding its potential for recurrence on further challenge with vincristine (VCR), an agent generally required for repeated use in patients with malignancies. Symptomatic(More)
This 4 1-year-old man presented with a 2-year history of symptoms and signs of sciatic nerve compression. Imaging studies revealed a large ossified fragment within the biceps muscle of the thigh abutting the sciatic nerve at the level of the lesser trochanter. The bony fragment resulted from an unrecognized apophyseal avulsion fracture of the ischial(More)
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