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Potent, specific, and nontoxic inhibitors of aromatase would be useful for experimental studies and for use in the treatment of breast cancer and other disorders. We evaluated the effects of CGS 16949A, a nonsteroidal inhibitor of aromatase activity, in 12 postmenopausal women with breast cancer by measuring plasma and/or urinary androgens and estrogens(More)
We review 107 consecutive cases of pemphigus. The mortality for pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus vegetans was 46% between 1949 and 1959 and 24% between 1960 and 1970. The overall mortality for all types of pemphigus was 32%. In the corticosteroid era, complications of therapy were the most frequent causes of death. Mortality and morbidity closely correlated(More)
CGS 16949A is a new, nonsteroidal competitive inhibitor of the aromatase enzyme. In this Phase I trial, 16 heavily pretreated postmenopausal patients with metastatic breast cancer were treated with escalating doses of CGS 16949A from 0.6 to 16 mg total daily oral dose. No hematologic, biochemical, or significant clinical toxicity was encountered.(More)
Two patients diagnosed as having small intestinal hyperplastic villous atrophy and being treated with a gluten free diet were investigated because of persistent watery diarrhoea. Both were found to have collagenous colitis. Previous reports of this condition have emphasised the presence of normal small intestinal mucosal architecture and the association of(More)
A growing number of drugs, including a number of alkylating agents, have been implicated as the cause of pulmonary diseases. A patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia presented with typical cytology, biopsy, and roentgenologic findings of lung toxicity after only six weeks of therapy with busulfan. There was subsequent clearing. A similar roentgenologic(More)
The estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and intratumoral aromatase content of 127 breast carcinomas were determined. Patients whose tumor contained either estrogen or progesterone receptors had a longer disease-free interval, but no difference in survival was observed. Measurable aromatase activity was detected in 78 of 113 (69%) tumors. There was no(More)
End-to-side, laser-assisted vascular anastomosis (LAVA) using a Nd: YAG laser was successfully performed on rat carotid arteries. A midline neck incision allowed isolation and approximation of both carotid arteries in an end-to-side fashion using four 10-0 nylon stay sutures. The laser parameters used for vessel fusion were 0.3-second 5-W pulses at a spot(More)
A prospective investigation of patients admitted to the local hospital during a period of one year was undertaken. A total of 107 patients participated. 50% of the cases of pneumonia were found by Streptococcus pneumoniae. The diagnosis was established partly by demonstration of antigens and increase in antibody titre and also employing the traditional(More)