Raymond Hutchinson

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Standard therapy in the United States for malignancy-associated hyperuricemia consists of hydration, alkalinization, and allopurinol. Urate oxidase catalyzes the enzymatic oxidation of uric acid to a 5 times increased urine soluble product, allantoin. Rasburicase is a new recombinant form of urate oxidase available for clinical evaluation. This multicenter(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common form of cancer in children. Recent advances in treatment have led to dramatically improved survival rates. Standard ALL treatment includes multiple administrations of the chemotherapeutic drug vincristine, which is a known neurotoxic agent. Although peripheral neuropathy is a well-known toxicity among(More)
BACKGROUND Outcomes remain poor for children after relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), especially after early marrow relapse. Bortezomib is a proteasome inhibitor with in vitro synergy with corticosteroids and clinical activity in human lymphoid malignancies. PROCEDURE This is a Phase I study of escalating doses bortezomib administered days 1,(More)
African Americans are a critical population in which to study the impact of physiologically important candidate gene mutations on the occurrence of hypertension. African Americans not only have a higher prevalence of hypertension, but the disease strikes earlier, with greater severity, and often results in death at an earlier age compared with whites in the(More)
Delivery of a fixed-time, response-independent electric tail shock to the squirrel monkey generated bites on a rubber hose immediately following shock and manual responses on a lever immediately preceding shock; two temporally and topographically different responses in a single organism in a single experimental session. d-Amphetamine, cocaine, and caffeine(More)
Effects of phencyclidine (PCP) on shock-induced and spontaneous aggression in the squirrel monkey were determined. The delivery of response-independent, fixed-time (4', S-S interval) electric shock to the tail of a restrained squirrel monkey generated post-shock, hose-bite attack responses and pre-shock lever press non-attack responses. In a separate(More)
Plasma levels of lipoprotein[a] (Lp[a]) are associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease and show an inverse correlation with apolipoprotein[a] (apo[a]) molecular weight. We determined Lp[a] levels and apo[a] phenotypes in 171 cases with preclinical extracranial carotid atherosclerosis as ascertained by B-mode ultrasound and in 274 control(More)
Dose-intensified treatment strategies for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) have demonstrated improvements in cure but may increase risk for acute and long-term toxicities, particularly in children. The Children's Oncology Group assessed the feasibility of a dose-intensive regimen, BEACOPP (bleomycin, etoposide, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine,(More)