Shodeinde A. Coker

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BACKGROUND Temozolomide (TMZ) is an oral alkylating agent used in the treatment of central nervous system neoplasms and metastatic melanoma. Preclinical and clinical data suggested that combining TMZ with interferon alpha-2b (IFN-alpha-2b) may result in increased anti-tumour efficacy. METHODS This was a phase I, dose-escalation study to define the maximum(More)
The objectives of this 2-phase study were to elucidate pharmacokinetics (PK), in vivo 24-hour recovery, and red blood cell (RBC) survival properties of RBC-encapsulated dexamethasone sodium phosphate (DSP) prepared using the EryDex System (EDS). The 24-hour RBC recovery and T50 survival phase studied subjects were randomized to receive autologous RBCs(More)
The potential inhibition of CYP3A4 by lapatinib was studied using midazolam as a probe substrate in patients with cancer. This was a partially randomized, 4-period, 4-sequence, 4-treatment, cross-over study in 24 patients with advanced cancer. Single 1-mg IV and 3-mg oral doses of midazolam were given 2 days apart, in a partially random order, on study days(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Neurotoxicity is a serious and sometimes fatal adverse effect that can occur following methotrexate treatment. We describe two adult patients with hematological malignancies with methotrexate encephalopathy who recovered with dextromethorphan therapy. RESULTS Case 1: A 24-year-old male with acute lymphoblastic leukemia developed the(More)
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