P. A. Kurkure

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BACKGROUND Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare malignant neoplasm of adolescent males. Current multimodality treatment prolongs life and rarely achieves cure. AIM To review the presenting features, histopathology and outcome of 18 patients with DSRCT treated at a single institution. SETTING AND DESIGN This is a retrospective(More)
This is a retrospective study of Hodgkin's disease in children less than 15 years of age who were registered at Tata Memorial Hospital in India from January 1985 through December 1990. Clinicopathologic characteristics and response were evaluated in 147 patients and survival was calculated in 187. There were 126 boys and 21 girls (6:1). All patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Up to 10% of patients who develop a nosocomial blood stream infection (BSI) in the hospital have an underlying malignancy. The treatment of infections in patients with malignancy often relies on the use of established guidelines along with the consideration of the local microbiology and antibiotic sensitivity patterns of possible etiologic(More)
BACKGROUND In the past, the results of the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) in Indian children have been poor, due to inadequate chemotherapy and poor supportive care. In an attempt to overcome these problems, we conducted a clinical trial in Bombay with a new protocol, MCP842. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-four previously untreated patients < 25(More)
The use of empirical antibiotic combinations in the treatment of febrile neutropenic patients has decreased complication-related mortality in cancer patients. We have analyzed retrospectively 499 consecutive episodes of fever in 432 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia over a 5-year period. We have compared various antibiotic combinations used(More)
AIM To assess the diagnostic accuracy of whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (WB-MRI) for metastatic disease in patients with solid small round cell tumours (SRCT) by comparing it with routine staging procedures (standard of care). MATERIALS AND METHODS Eligible cases of neuroblastoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumour, and rhabdomyosarcoma were enrolled(More)
The present study analyses 27 patients with primary lymphoma involving multiple extranodal sites. Eight patients were found to have multiple extranodal involvement at presentation while in 19 patients, relapse of disease was noticed at a different extranodal site without any other systemic spread. Malignant lymphomas of Waldeyer's ring were frequently(More)
Avascular necrosis of bone (AVNB) is a known complication of systemic adrenocorticosteroid therapy and is thought to be dose related. However, despite the large amount of prednisolone that has been used in the standard treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), AVNB has rarely been reported with this disease. We have described our experience with an(More)
Broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy has revolutionized the management of febrile neutropenia (FN) in cancer patients. In vogue is an effective therapy an an outpatient basis. One thousand three hundred episodes of FN observed in 70 pediatric solid tumors (STs) and 65 cases of hematomalignancy (HM) at a median age of 5.5 years were treated with a protocol(More)