Taha Keilani

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PURPOSE Asparaginase is a critical agent used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Pegaspargase (SS-PEG), a pegylated form of Escherichia coli L-asparaginase with a succinimidyl succinate (SS) linker, is the first-line asparaginase product used in Children's Oncology Group (COG) ALL trials. Calaspargase pegol (SC-PEG) replaces the SS linker in(More)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are increasingly administered to patients with chronic renal disease. One issue of concern with the use of ACE inhibitors in patients with impaired renal function is the possible development of hyperkalemia. We reasoned that the impact of ACE inhibitors on plasma potassium could be minimized by administering(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether reducing protein excretion in patients with proteinuric renal disease using an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, fosinopril sodium, would be accompanied by an amelioration of the associated hyperlipidemia. DESIGN A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of 12 weeks, followed by 23 weeks of an open-label(More)
Overt proteinuria is often accompanied by hypercholesterolemia and is associated with increased lipoprotein(a) levels. These lipid abnormalities are probably involved in the high incidence of macrovascular complications associated with diabetic nephropathy and possibly other kinds of non-diabetic proteinuric renal disease. Over the last decade many studies(More)
BACKGROUND TP10, a potent inhibitor of complement activation during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) has been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of death and myocardial infarction (MI) in high-risk male patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, the effect of TP10 in females was undefined because of the limited number of females studied. To examine(More)
In patients with renal insufficiency, as the number of functioning nephrons is reduced, potassium balance is maintained by an increase in potassium excretion in the remaining nephrons. This adaptive response is, in part, mediated by an increase in aldosterone production by the adrenal gland. Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in these(More)
It is generally believed that the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors has no effect on the lipid profile. Our recent data show that in patients with proteinuric renal disease, serum levels of total cholesterol and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] may be lowered during treatment with an ACE inhibitor, fosinopril sodium. During a 12-week randomized,(More)
It has been postulated that a distinctive type of hyperkalemic distal renal tubular acidosis (DRTA), referred to as voltage-dependent DRTA, results from diminished potassium and hydrogen ion secretion in the distal nephron, which is due to a suboptimal voltage (lumen negative) as a result of impaired sodium reabsorption. To test for the presence of a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the maximum tolerated dose, safety profile, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of pegaspargase (PEG-ASP) in combination with gemcitabine in patients with advanced metastatic solid tumors and lymphoma. METHODS We conducted a multicenter, open label, nonrandomized, Phase 1 dose escalation study designed to evaluate up to 10 cohorts(More)
This study was designed to characterize the effect of cyclosporin A (CsA) on renal function and compensatory kidney growth in a rat model of uninephrectomy (Ux). The infusion of CsA (12.5 mg/k body wt) after acute Ux resulted in a fall in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and renal plasma flow (RPF) and a marked increase in renal vascular resistance (RVR).(More)