Thomas L. Avery

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Continuous negative chest-wall pressure (CNP) was used to assist ventilation in 14 children, 6 months to 14 years of age, who had progressive respiratory insufficiency caused by diffuse bilateral alveolar disease. Before the start of CNP therapy, each child had a respiratory rate greater than 50/min, arterial oxygen tension (PaO2) less than 70 mmHg (FIO2(More)
The physiologic role of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) in the growth control of a spectrum of human cancer lines, including leukemic lines, and v-rasH oncogene-transformed NIH/3T3 cells is demonstrated by the use of site-selective cAMP analogs. These cAMP analogs, which can select either of the two known cAMP binding sites of the cAMP receptor(More)
Site-selective cyclic AMP (cAMP) analogues inhibit growth and induce changes in morphology in a spectrum of human cancer cell lines (D. Katsaros et al., FEBS Lett., 223:97, 1987). The cellular events underlying such effects of cAMP analogues include differential regulation of type I versus type II cAMP-dependent protein kinase isozymes (S. Ally et al.,(More)
Growth of human hematopoietic cell lines showed a 100-fold range of sensitivity to inhibition by 2-chloro-2'-deoxyadenosine (CldAdo), with highly sensitive lines in all three groups: T-lymphoblastic, B-lymphoblastic, and non-T, non-B. Formation of nucleotides from [8-3H]CldAdo was investigated in ten lines. In cells exposed to 0.15 microM CldAdo, CldAdo(More)
Combination chemotherapy with VM-26 and ara-C was given to 14 children with acute lymphocytic leukemia who had not responded to initial treatment with prednisone, vincristine, daunomycin, and asparaginase. Nine of these patients had also received ara-C. At diagnosis, five children were classified as having standard prognostic features and nine as being at(More)
The cytotoxic effects of the adenosine deaminase resistant analogues 2-bromo-2'-deoxyadenosine (2-BrdAdo) and 2-chloro-2'-deoxyadenosine (2-CldAdo) have been compared with those of deoxyadenosine (dAdo). Like 2-CldAdo, 2-BrdAdo is highly effective in inhibiting the growth of many T-lymphoblastoid, B-lymphoblastoid, and myeloid cell lines in culture.(More)
Combination of cyclophosphamide and adriamycin, encompassing a wide range of dosages, were administered on five different schedules to C57BL/6J X DBA/2J F1 female mice inoculated i.p. with L1210 ascites tumor cells. Among the resulting 85 treatment groups, the mean postinoculation survival of mice that died with tumor was 11.4 to 51.3 days; this represented(More)