Natalie Patel

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BACKGROUND Autologous stem cell transplantation remains important in the treatment of myeloma and relapsed lymphoma. Plerixafor has been shown to significantly enhance stem cell mobilization but is very expensive. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated plerixafor use in the 3-year period after its approval in December 2008. RESULTS A total of 277 patients(More)
The human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-overexpressing (HER2-positive [HER2+]) gastric (GC) and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinomas (GEJC) are felt to represent a more aggressive form of disease, which may correlate to increased metabolic activity. Whether tumor SUVmax measured by 18F-FDG PET/CT could be a preoperative parameter used to predict(More)
In immunocompromised patients, invasive molds such as Aspergillus and Mucor can lead to locally aggressive angioinvasive infections that are often life-threatening. A particularly devastating complication is the development of a fungal mycotic aneurysm resulting from invasion of the arterial wall. Due to anatomic contiguity, the sphenoid sinus provides(More)
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