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Callea F - - 1982
The alpha-1-antitrypsin (alpha 1 AT) Pi phenotypes have been determined by isoelectric focusing in a series of 228 patients having a histologically diagnosed malignant lymphoma and in 250 healthy controls. The Pi MZ phenotype occurred in 13 patients with lymphoma (5 . 8%) and in five of 250 healthy individuals ...
Nik N A - - 1982
To our knowledge, this report is the first description of an association of a choroidal melanoma in the nevus of Ota in a black patient. While white patients who have the nevus of Ota appear to be predisposed to the development of a malignant melanoma, this complication is rare in ...
Rogers R S RS - - 1982
Treatment of cicatricial pemphigoid is a problem because patients afflicted are elderly, the disease is chronic, systemic agents required for control are potentially toxic (particularly to older patients), and the disease is often in an advanced stage when the diagnosis is established and requires aggressive therapy for control. We selected ...
Olanow C W - - 1982
Between 1977 and 1979, 12 consecutive patients with myasthenia gravis who were over the age of 55 years were treated by thymectomy. In all, their conditions improved clinically; 11 of the 12 became free of the generalized features of myasthenia gravis. Nine patients required no further medication. Acetylcholine-receptor antibody titers ...
Wray B B - - 1982
Serum samples from 121 patients in whom malignant disease had been diagnosed, were assayed for precipitins to fungal isolates from leukemia-associated environments. Control sera were from age-, sex-, and race-matched patients with no history of malignant disease. Sera from 36 (30%) malignancy patients and seven (6%) controls yielded a precipitin ...
Seelig M S - - 1982
Long-term high-dosage penicillamine treatment of patients with advanced stages of diseases with autoimmune components has resulted in very few adverse reactions in a series of over 50 such patients also given selected nutrients: pyridoxine, zinc and magnesium (which penicillamine inactivates or chelates), and vitamins B1, B12, and E (which have ...
Gaskin H S - - 1981
Charts of 42 black patients with multiple malignant neoplasms were among 1,953 cancer patients selected for review during the period of 1959 through 1979. The incidence was 2.15 percent. Most patients were female and the breast was the most frequent initial primary carcinoma. With this relatively small number of cases, ...
König E - - 1981
Clinical data of 48 patients with centrocytic, 83 patients with centroblastic/centrocytic and 64 patients with centroblastic lymphoma who had entered a prospective multicenter study of the Kiel Lymphoma Study Group since October 1975 were compared. Advanced (stage IV) disease at time of diagnosis, predominantly due to bone marrow infiltration, was ...
Craven C - - 1981
The weight and histological appearance of the thymus from patients with myasthenia gravis were studied. Nine patients treated with corticosteroids were compared with 10 patients not treated with corticosteroids before thymectomy. The thymuses of corticosteroid-treated patients were found to have significantly increased fat and connective tissue, decreased germinal centers, and ...
Schmalhorst U - - 1981
Comparison of clinical data of 64 patients with centroblastic lymphoma, 55 patients with immunoblastic lymphoma and 31 patients with lymphoblastic lymphoma not only confirmed the original assumption of high-grade malignancy as proposed by the concept of the Kiel classification but also demonstrated distinct clinical differences, particularly between lymphoblastic lymphoma and ...
Kramer L D - - 1981
The pattern of stapedial reflex fatigue in response to pulsed acoustic stimulation was measured and compared to results of repetitive nerve stimulation and single-fiber electromyography (EMG) in 89 patients with myasthenia gravis. Studies were also made on 22 patients with other neuromuscular disorders and 40 control subjects with no evidence ...
Wysocka K - - 1981
During the period 1971-79, 301 patients in the Voivodeship Integrated Hospital in Szczecin were treated with D-penicillamine (D-PCN). The complications observed included two cases of myasthenia gravis (MG), both in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, one a 41-year-old man given the drug for 8 months, the other a 50-year-old woman treated ...
Eisenberg E - - 1981
A patient with Wilson's disease on long-term penicillamine therapy was seen for evaluation and management of chronic persistent debilitating stomatitis, which was subsequently determined to be cytologically and histologically consistent with pemphigus vulgaris. A brief review of the pertinent literature disclosed that the dermatologic lesions of pemphigus secondary to penicillamine ...
Panahandeh A - - 1981
A clinical study to evaluate the Makari Intradermal Test (MIT) involved 180 patients seen with symptoms suggestive of malignant disease, 85 of whom were subsequently shown to have carcinoma of the large bowel, and 66 asymptomatic volunteers. The prognostic value of initial and serial studies relative to patient-survival rate and ...
Ulbright T M - - 1981
Four cases of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) are described; one each was associated with Hodgkin's disease, a thymoma, an atypical lymphoid proliferation resembling Castleman's disease, and a cutaneous reticulosis. The association of KS with lymphoproliferative, hematologic, and other neoplasms is thoroughly reviewed, with special attention to tissue diagnosis, relative order of ...
Wandless I - - 1981
In the course of an outbreak of non-bacterial diarrhoea in a group of elderly patients in a rehabilitation ward, rotavirus was detected by electron-microscopy in five of 11 stool specimens (45.5%) from symptomatic elderly patients. This suggests that although rotavirus is usually thought of as a cause of gastro-enteritis in ...
Gallagher D M - - 1981
Patients undergoing surgical treatment often have concurrent diseases. An in-depth understanding of such diseases permits the dentist to initiate treatment with minimal risk to the patient. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is one such disease; it is characterized by various degrees of muscle weakness and fatigue. Many of the physical signs and ...
Olsson H - - 1981
Using a standardized interview schedule, occupational exposure to organic solvents was investigated in 61 consecutive male patients with the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. When exposure was defined as handling of organic solvents every working day for at least one year, 23 patients were exposed and 38 non-exposed. Of 15 patients ...
Askmark H - - 1981
Radioimmunoassay of serum myoglobin was performed in 85 patients with muscular symptoms. Elevated levels were found in 93% of patients with myogenic myopathy, in 54% with myasthenia gravis and in 50% with neurogenic myopathy. All 11 patients with polymyositis had elevated myoglobin concentrations. In six of seven patients with polymyositis, ...
Seybold M E - - 1981
Serial acetylcholine receptor antibody (AChR-ab) titers have been followed in 32 patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) for an average of 43 months (range 12-81 months). Seventeen patients became asymptomatic or markedly improved during the study, 12 of whom showed AChR-ab decreases of greater than 50% sustained for 12 months. Only ...
Mintz S - - 1980
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease characterized by muscle weakness and fatigability due to a reduction in available acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Treatment with anticholinesterase drugs and corticosteroids has improved the prognosis for patients with this disease. However, controversy continues concerning the indications for thymectomy. During a 9 ...
Abramovits W - - 1980
Two patients with lichen aureus are described. The clinical and histologic features of our patients were compared with previously reported cases of lichen aureus in an effort to classify this entity properly among the pigmented purpuric dermatoses. We regard lichen aureus as a distinct entity. Although this disorder has been ...
Williamson H O - - 1980
Two case reports of patients with myasthenia gravis, premature menopause at ages 18 and 29 years, and evidence of thyroid and ovarian autoimmunity are presented. Both patients had elevated gonadotropins, sex steroid values in the menopausal range, and ovaries without follicular activity. An autoimmune etiology is suggested because of the ...
Lozada F - - 1980
Patients with oral vesiculoerosive diseases frequently require corticosteroid treatment to induce healing and reduce pain. Because of the adverse effects associated with systemic use, topical application of 0.05% fluocinonide in an adhesive base was investigated. The study group was comprised of 89 patients with erythema multiforme, lichen planus, benign mucous ...
Kirshner J J - - 1980
Twenty-five patients from the literature and two additional patients with Hodgkin's disease and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) are reviewed. In 22 patients the ITP occurred after the Hodgkin's disease was treated. In nine of these patients, the Hodgkin's disease. In one patient, ITP preceded Hodgkin's disease by one year. Seven ...
Karakousis C P - - 1980
Tumor biopsies from 68 patients with malignant melanoma were assessed for estrogen receptor (ERc) binding, and 32 of these for progesterone receptor (PRc) binding. Twenty-five patients (37%) had ERc greater than or equal to 5 fmols/mg protein; 14 patients (44%) had PRc greater than or equal to 10 fmols/mg of ...
Durodola J I - - 1980
A retrospective study was conducted of 41 patients with Burkitt lymphoma who had partial or complete records of both clinical and pathologic features of their disease, that is, clinical observations immediately before death and pathological findings at sub-sequent post-mortem examinations.The immediate causes of death in five patients were cardiac failure ...
Cockcroft D W - - 1979
A history of respiratory atopy (seasonal hay fever or asthma) was sought among 218 patients with malignancy of endodermal origin (lung, gut, bladder, prostate), 104 patients with mesodermal malignancy (hematological, sarcomas, genitourinary system), 70 patients with ectodermal malignancy (skin and breast) and 303 age and sex matched controls. There was ...
Katz A L - - 1979
The coexistence of scleroderma and malignancy is well documented. The case presented here is unique, however, as it is the first report of the occurrence of diffuse histiocytic lymphoma and pemphigus vulgaris in a patient with scleroderma. Because of this unusual triad of diseases, the possibility of a common pathogenetic ...
Park M S - - 1979
HLA-DRW4 was found in all 11 female and 10 out of 12 male Jewish patients with pemphigus vulgaris, a frequency of 91% in all, which was significantly higher than the 25% frequency among normal Jewish controls. The relative risk was 31.5. The BW38-DRW4 haplotype occurred in 12 out of 22 ...
Ho A D - - 1979
The leukocyte alklaine phosphatase (LAP) levels were determined in 183 patients with malignant diseases and 71 normal controls. The median LAP scores were 64 units (range 0 to 290) for the patients and 55 (range 2 to 158) for the controls, respectively, and no significant difference could be established. When ...
Bellur S N - - 1979
In an autopsy-based, case-control study of meningiomas over a 20-year period, there were 76 patients with meningiomas, and 20 of them also had an extraneural primary malignancy. In two control populations with autopsy-proved central nervous system (CNS) pathology (group I) and non-CNS pathology (group II), extraneural primary malignancies were seen ...
Elias L - - 1979
The records of a group of 337 adult patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma seen at the Stanford University Medical Center, Division of Oncology were examined for relationships between stage and histopathological classification and simple demographic characteristics. Patients with Stages I and II of disease and diffuse varieties of lymphoma were found ...
Kirkpatrick C H - - 1979
The clinical, pathologic and immunologic features of 27 patients with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and thymic tumors are reviewed. This form of chronic candidiasis is unique in that the infections do not occur until after the third decade and, in contrast to patients in whom candidiasis develops during infancy or childhood, ...
Durodola J I - - 1979
Hemoglobin concentration is studied in 128 untreated Burkitt lymphoma patients in Ibadan. While there is no significant diagnostic pattern in hemoglobin concentration, Burkitt lymphoma patients show marked anemia as compared with healthy adult Nigerians. The degree of involvement of malarial parasitemia in producing anemia in Burkitt lymphoma patients has yet ...
Sokol R J - - 1979
The possible value of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of skin window preparations in the clinical situation has been investigated with reference to 48-hour macrophages in 26 patients with malignant lymphoma. The preparations were processed for SEM using critical point drying and sputter coating. Identification of macrophages was made with reference ...
Sparling T G - - 1979
Two patients with malignant histiocytosis were found to have capillary occlusion by aggregates of neoplastic histiocytes, in skeletal muscle in one, and in renal glomeruli in the other. One patient had clinical evidence of similar occlusions in the arterioles and capillaries of the ocular fundi. Occlusion of small vessels by ...
Maughan W Z - - 1979
Three patients with porphyria cutanea tarda and lymphoma were seen at the Mayo Clinic. In one patient, the signs and symptoms of porphyria cutanea tarda and lymphoma occurred simultaneously, whereas in the other two, the porphyria was seen before the lymphoma occurred, three years before in one and one and ...
Aita J F - - 1979
Preoperative body computerized tomography (CT) should be of value in depicting the size, extent, and location(s) of the thymus in myasthenic patients undergoing thymectomy. To date, we have been unable to visualize the thymus in three patients with myasthenia gravis using body CT. However, in two nonmyasthenic patients, large thymomas ...
Anderson J L - - 1978
A review of lymphomas developing in recipients of cardiac allografts has yielded significant risk factors. Frequency varied strikingly according to original cardiac disease: lymphoma developed in 6 of 37 patients with prior idiopathic cardiomyopathy (I.C.M.) but in one of 54 patients with prior coronary-artery disease (C.A.D.). All patients who developed ...
Horowitz S H - - 1978
Five hundred consecutive patients were evaluated for myasthenia gravis with repetitive stimulation of the median and ulnar nerves. Axillary nerve stimulation and repeated stimulation of wrist nerves following regional curare administration to the hand were performed when necessary. Abnormal responses were seen in 95% of 297 patients with generalized disease ...
Bloomer J - - 1978
Capillary fragility has been examined in 110 elderly patients, excluding those patients who might have been expected to have abnormal fragility. Nonetheless, fragility appeared to be greater in elderly patients than in younger subjects. It was much increased in the non-paralysed arm of hemiplegic patients but not in the paralysed ...
Dacie J V - - 1978
The later history is described of four of 10 patients who were reported in 1969 as suffering from non-tropical 'idiopathic splenomegaly'. Two of the four patients developed malignant lymphomas 6 years and 2 years, respectively, after splenectomy but the two other patients have lived for 17 and 15 years, respectively, ...
Chekharina YeA - - 1978
Activity levels of N-acetyltransferase and acetylation types in patients with malignant lymphomas, following sulfadimidine loading, were established. The ratio of "fast" and "slow" acetylators among patients with malignant lymphomas is shown to be similar to that in control group. The rate of acetylation in "slow"-acetylating patients, however, was higher than ...
Cullen S I - - 1978
Ninety-one patients with acne vulgaris were selected for a two-part study primarily because the severity of disease suggested that it might be tetracycline-recalcitrant. Of the eighty-eight patients completing the first part of the study, thirty-two were judged to have tetracycline-nonresponsive acne and received 50 mg of minocycline twice daily for ...
Sawaki S - - 1978
The various symptoms of 766 patients with nasopharyngeal malignancies (641 carcinomas and 125 malignant lymphomas, confirmed histologically) were analysed statistically from the viewpoint of early diagnosis. These can be divided into aural, nasal, pharyngeal, ophthalmic, cervical lymph node and cranial nerve symptoms. The frequencies of these symptoms were compared in ...
Durodola J I - - 1977
Leukocyte counts and body temperature were studied in 232 untreated Burkitt's lymphoma patients. Differential counts were obtained in 153 of them. There was no significant diagnostic variation in circulating leukocyte levels and no correlation between the size, site, or stage of the tumour and leukocyte counts or body temperature. No ...
Davis G C - - 1977
Succinylcholine should be avoided in any patient with known myotonia because of the possibility of an abnormal rigid response. In addition, the possibility of undiagnosed myotonia should be considered in any myopathic patient. While not all myotonic responses are associated with malignant hyperthermia, the anesthetic should be discontinued immediately and ...
Honda N - - 1977
General anaesthesia with Althesin was administered on two occasions to a patient who was identified as susceptible to malignant hyperthermia, in whom there was identified familial subclinical myopathy and once in another patient suffering from arthrogryposis multiplex congenita with a history of fever associated with two previous anaesthetics. In the ...
Russo L - - 1977
The immunologic role of thymus in human adults is still unclear, in a high percentage of patients with myasthenia gravis, improvement of the disease follows thymectomy. The biologic basis of this phenomenon is also unknown. We found that patients thymectomized for more than 9 months have a low percentage of ...
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