P. Weiser

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OBJECTIVE To review our experiences with high-dose infliximab (IFX) to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We routinely use high doses of IFX (10-20 mg/kg) in children with recalcitrant or highly active JIA. Although biologics have revolutionized treatment of JIA, many patients have active disease despite therapy. Studies have shown benefits of(More)
This report presents five adolescent girls and adult women with small cell carcinoma of the ovary (SCCO) who were treated with a polychemotherapy regimen consisting of vinblastine, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide, bleomycin, Adriamycin (doxorubicin), and etoposide (VPCBAE). Two patients had Stage IA, one Stage IIC, and two Stage IIIA disease. Initial therapy(More)
We report two pediatric female patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who presented with decreased vision. Both patients were found to have retinal vasculitis and occlusive disease. The first patient also presented with vitreous hemorrhage and later non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. She was treated with panretinal photocoagulation and(More)
Stimulation of CD4 ϩ helper T lymphocytes by antigen-presenting cells requires the degradation of exogenous antigens into antigenic peptides which associate with major histocompatibil-ity complex (MHC) class II molecules in endosomal or lysosomal compartments. B lympho-cytes mediate efficient antigen presentation first by capturing soluble antigens through(More)
Stimulation of CD4(+) helper T lymphocytes by antigen-presenting cells requires the degradation of exogenous antigens into antigenic peptides which associate with major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules in endosomal or lysosomal compartments. B lymphocytes mediate efficient antigen presentation first by capturing soluble antigens through(More)
In a prospective study, serum concentrations of squamous cell carcinoma antigen, a subfraction of tumor antigen (TA-4), were determined by radioimmunoassay from healthy donors, pregnant women, and subjects with various benign and malignant gynecologic diseases. Ninety-six percent of 99 healthy persons including all 52 female controls, the 15 pregnant(More)
Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common presenting symptoms at the pediatrician's office. Etiology ranges from benign conditions to serious ones requiring prompt attention. This article addresses entities that present as musculoskeletal pain but are not associated with arthritis. The most common nonarthritic conditions are benign limb pain of(More)
Urban air pollution, when sufficiently severe, can cause death in humans; these deaths occur preponderantly among those with increased susceptibility. Pollution--carbon monoxide and oxidants in particular--is capable of aggravating preexisting chronic heart and lung diseases. Pollution and tobacco (especially cigarette) smoke act synergistically in a(More)