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A family of covariance models for longitudinal counts with predictive covariates is presented. These models account for overdispersion, heteroscedasticity, and dependence among repeated observations. The approach is a quasi-likelihood regression similar to the formulation given by Liang and Zeger (1986, Biometrika 73, 13-22). Generalized estimating(More)
In many longitudinal studies it is desired to estimate and test the rate over time of a particular recurrent event. Often only the event counts corresponding to the elapsed time intervals between each subject's successive observation times, and baseline covariate data, are available. The intervals may vary substantially in length and number between(More)
PURPOSE To further assess preclinical and early clinical evidence that imatinib mesylate, a platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) inhibitor, modulates taxane activity in prostate cancer and bone metastases, a randomized study was conducted. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Men with progressive castration-resistant prostate cancer with bone metastases (n =(More)
Atypical choroid plexus papilloma (APP) represents a novel intermediate-grade subtype of choroid plexus tumor (CPT), the clinical outcome of which has not been described yet. We present the first analysis of a group of APP patients enrolled in the ongoing CPT-SIOP-2000 study of CPTs. A worldwide registration and a randomized trial for those patients who(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A safe and effective tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) dose for childhood stroke has not been established. This article describes a Bayesian outcome-adaptive method for determining the best dose of an experimental agent and explains how this method was used to design a dose-finding trial for tPA in childhood. METHODS The method(More)
Tumor necrosis, enhancement, and associated edema in patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) represent biological variables that can be quantitated on preoperative MRI scans. We reviewed 48 highly selected patients, all of whom had supratentorial lesions, had undergone gross total tumor resection, and had received adjuvant treatments (radio- and(More)
PURPOSE Clinical features characteristic of small-cell prostate carcinoma (SCPC), "anaplastic," often emerge during the progression of prostate cancer. We sought to determine the efficacy of platinum-based chemotherapy in patients meeting at least one of seven prospectively defined "anaplastic" clinical criteria, including exclusive visceral or(More)
Comparison of idarubicin ϩ ara-C–, fludarabine ϩ ara-C–, and topotecan ϩ ara-C–based regimens in treatment of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia, refractory anemia with excess blasts in transformation, or refractory anemia with excess blasts It has been unclear whether regimens containing topotecan ؉ ara-C (TA) or flu-darabine ؉ ara-C (FA) ؎ idarubicin(More)
BACKGROUND In many early phase clinical trials it is scientifically inappropriate or logistically infeasible to characterize patient outcome as a binary variable. In such settings, it often is more natural to construct early stopping rules based on time-to-event variables. This type of design may involve a variety of complications, however. PURPOSE The(More)