Ryan L Weaver

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PURPOSE This phase II trial investigated the safety and efficacy of re-treatment with rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, in patients with low-grade or follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who relapsed after a response to rituximab therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-eight patients were enrolled onto this study, and two were re-treated(More)
Six neonates with prolonged, intractable seizures were treated with valproic acid (VPA). Each patient had received maximum doses of phenobarbital (greater than 40 micrograms/ml), and five patients received at least two additional anticonvulsants, without success. Seizure activity was controlled in five of six (83%) cases. In four cases, all other(More)
PURPOSE A phase II trial was performed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, in patients with bulky (> 10-cm lesion) relapsed or refractory low-grade or follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-one patients received intravenous infusions of rituximab 375 mg/m(2) weekly for(More)
Several factors predict outcome for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) after chemotherapy. However, predictors of response to rituximab have not been identified. Baseline characteristics for 166 NHL patients (130 follicular) in a phase III trial of rituximab were analysed by univariate and multivariate methods to determine whether any of 27 factors(More)
Indomethacin (INDO) pharmacokinetics were examined in 18 neonates on 19 occasions, before and after patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure. Patients received INDO as an initial dose of 0.25 mg/kg intravenously, and INDO serum concentrations were measured 2 and 8 h after the dose. Subsequent doses were individualized based on clinical response, toxicity, and(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) have been used as therapeutic agents for many years. In 1997, Rituxan (IDEC-C2B8, rituximab, MabThera) became the first MAb to be approved by the FDA for a cancer indication. Rituxan served to heighten interest in the therapeutic applications of MAbs. Herceptin (for patients with breast cancer) and Mylotarg (for patients with(More)
Intrapericardial teratoma in the newborn is a rare potentially fatal neoplasm. Pre-operative diagnosis depends upon recognition of specific radiographic and echocardiographic findings in a newborn with a large cardiothymic image and pericardial effusion. Surgical intervention is usually curative whereas undiagnosed intrapericardial teratoma is often fatal.
Despite testing since the mid-1900s, only in the past three years have some monoclonal antibodies provided sufficient efficacy and safety data to support regulatory approval as cancer therapy. Adjuvant-edrecolomab monoclonal antibody was approved in Germany after demonstration of a statistically significant 32% improvement over observation alone in the(More)
Rituximab, a genetically engineered monoclonal chimeric antibody, targets the CD20 antigen expressed on B cells. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration on November 26, 1997, for the indication of relapsed or refractory, CD20-positive, B-cell, low-grade or follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (LG/F NHL), and by the European Agency for the(More)
One hundred eighty-four neonates had gentamicin serum concentrations measured twice after an initial loading dose of 5 mg/kg infused over 1 hour. Gentamicin concentrations immediately postinfusion were calculated using a one-compartment pharmacokinetic model. The extrapolated peak gentamicin concentrations achieved with the 5 mg/kg loading dose was optimal(More)