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Cross-correlation of cyclosporine concentrations with results of biochemical tests of renal and liver function, measured during the first three months post-operatively, was carried out retrospectively in 24 heart and eight heart-lung transplant recipients to assess the temporal relationship between cyclosporine treatment and the development of possible(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether glycemic and lipid control in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM) can be significantly improved using a low-fat, vegetarian (vegan) diet in the absence of recommendations regarding exercise or other lifestyle changes. METHODS Eleven subjects with NIDDM recruited from the Georgetown University Medical(More)
BACKGROUND Standard therapy for lymphoma consists of a cyclophosphamide (C), doxorubicin, vincristine (V), and prednisone (P) (CHOP) combination regimen. Liposomal daunorubicin (DaunoXome) is an alternative to doxorubicin for patients with lymphoma because of its more favorable safety profile and potentially more selective uptake in lymphoma. The objectives(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported the effect of 2 years of omeprazole 40 mg daily on columnar-lined (Barrett's) oesophagus (CLO). AIMS In the present study, follow-up has been extended to 5 years to assess the macroscopic and microscopic effects of continuing therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The 23 patients have been followed for up to a further 3(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Nephrotoxicity is a rare idiosyncratic reaction to 5-aminosalicylate (5-ASA) therapies. The aims of this study were to describe the clinical features of this complication and identify clinically useful genetic markers so that these drugs can be avoided or so that monitoring can be intensified in high-risk patients. METHODS Inflammatory(More)
OBJECTIVES In an effort to improve the results of primary chemotherapy for müllerian malignancies a novel chemotherapy program was piloted that delivered three sequential chemotherapy doublets. The primary endpoints were surgically defined response rates and evaluation of toxicity. METHODS After primary cytoreductive surgery patients were treated with(More)
Twenty-three adult patients with a columnar lined (Barrett's) oesophagus are being treated with long-term omeprazole, 40 mg daily. Twelve had never undergone anti-reflux surgery (Group 1), the other eleven having previously had insertion of an Angelchik anti-reflux prosthesis (Group 2). Endoscopy was carried out six months before, immediately before and six(More)
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) costs the National Health Service almost £12 million per annum. Despite national guidelines advising primary care management, these have failed to stem secondary care referrals of patients with likely IBS for unnecessary and costly assessment and investigation without necessarily achieving resolution of their(More)