Peter T. Kennedy

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PURPOSE The addition of oxaliplatin to fluorouracil (FU) and leucovorin (LV) improves the outcome of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). This multicenter study evaluated FU/LV with or without oxaliplatin in patients with metastatic CRC after disease progression on sequential fluoropyrimidine and irinotecan. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred fourteen(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the diagnostic value of postprocessing techniques for 3-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT), with emphasis on CT virtual intravascular endoscopy (VIE), in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) treated with suprarenal stent-grafts. METHODS The preprocedural and postprocedural CT datasets from 47 AAA patients (40 men;(More)
The authors describe the advantages of using the basilic vein as an arterial conduit in the management of children with supracondylar humeral fractures requiring vascular repair. Eight children, aged 3 to 10 years, presented with supracondylar humeral fractures and vascular injury. In all eight children, the arteries were successfully reconstructed with a(More)
PURPOSE To report our experience regarding the feasibility and safety of 25-gauge needles for biopsy of thoracic lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-six patients with thoracic lesions, predominately pulmonary nodules, measuring 0.7-5.2 cm (mean, 1.6 cm) underwent biopsy with computed tomographic (n = 24), ultrasonographic (n = 1), or fluoroscopic (n =(More)
This report describes the use of thrombin to treat a type II endoleak which was causing continued abdominal aortic aneurysm expansion in a patient who had undergone endovascular repair. A small quantity of thrombin was injected into the leak by a percutaneous approach directly into the aneurysm sac using color doppler ultrasound. The procedure was(More)
Thromboembolic disease during pregnancy is an important cause of obstetric morbidity and mortality. Pregnant patients with venous thromboembolism are usually managed by conventional anticoagulation. However, this must be discontinued during vaginal or caesarian delivery to avoid haemorrhage and to reduce the risk of possible epidural haematoma. Retrievable(More)
Cardiac complications from a pancreatic mediastinal pseudocyst are rare. Pericardial effusions associated with pancreatitis have been reported only very occasionally. To the best of our knowledge, the direct extension of a pancreatic pseudocyst into the pericardial sac causing tamponade has not been described before. We present a case in which a pancreatic(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of bexarotene on survival in patients with relapsed non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with stage IIIB NSCLC with pleural effusion or stage IV NSCLC, who had Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status 0 to 2, and were previously treated with > or = two different regimens that must(More)
Ultrasound is the primary imaging modality in the investigation of patients with symptoms related to the scrotum, and is pivotal to the diagnosis of suspected testicular malignancy. This retrospective study analysed the results of testicular ultrasound at a large teaching hospital over a five year period. We wished to examine the clinical consequences for(More)