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PURPOSE A Phase I study in patients with advanced cancer was conducted to determine the safety, pharmacokinetics, and maximum tolerated dose of Triapine, a new, potent small-molecule inhibitor of ribonucleotide reductase. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Triapine was administered by 2-h i.v. infusion daily for 5 days. Courses were repeated every 4 weeks. The starting(More)
The prevalence rate of Paget's disease in New Zealand is believed to be among the highest in the world, but recent data suggest that it may have decreased in recent decades. We estimated the current prevalence of Paget's disease in subjects of European origin (>55 years of age) in two New Zealand cities (Dunedin and Auckland) based on review of nearly 2000(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperintensities in the white matter of the brain (DWH) and in the periventricular area (PVH) seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been reported to be more frequent in patients with bipolar disorder (BP) than in normal subjects. To examine this further we compared MRI of patients with BP with age-matched patients with major depressive(More)
AIMS To evaluate the variance in current UK clinical practice and clinical outcomes for direct percutaneous radiologically inserted gastrostomy (RIG). MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective UK multicentre survey of RIG performed between October 2008 and August 2010 was performed through the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR).(More)
Left-sided and duplicate inferior vena cava (IVC) are two major anatomical variants within the spectrum of IVC malformations, both of which are developmental abnormalities of the supracardinal veins. Four clinical cases are described to highlight the computed tomographic appearances of these vascular malformations and provide novel data on venous(More)
Brachytherapy currently is being used as a treatment modality for head and neck cancer. A case study is presented to illustrate the treatment and safety procedures required when brachytherapy is delivered. A multidisciplinary approach is essential to ensure that family and staff exposure to radiation is minimized. Nursing care considerations include(More)
Self-instruction is one means of providing patient education, allowing the health professional to teach a larger number of persons than with one-to-one or group instruction and at a lower cost. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of self-instruction on learning, satisfaction with the teaching approach, and health status of persons with(More)