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Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden)
The efficacy and safety of rituximab against B-cell lymphomas is well established. However, there has been an increased incidence of infectious complications after rituximab treatment, mostly hepatiti...
Background. One of the treatment modalities for ectopic pregnancy is methotrexate. The purpose of this study is to identify the failure rate of methotrexate in treating patients with ectopic pregnancy...
The addition of rituximab (R) to chemotherapy improves outcomes in patients with systemic B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas, but the impact in patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) ...
BACKGROUND Autoimmune optic neuropathy is optic neuropathy caused by an autoimmune mechanism. As treatment, steroid is usually used. If steroid is ineffective to improve visual function, other immunos...
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare brain tumour with a dismal prognosis. Several phase II studies with high-dose methotrexate-based regimens have shown promising early results, ...
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This study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of rituximab in patients with RA. Patients will be randomized to receive rituximab or placebo, and all patients will receive concomitant me...
Aim of the study is to establish in a prospective, randomized clinical trial the activity of primary chemotherapy containing high dose-methotrexate, alone or combined with high dose cytara...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether combined chemotherapy [rituximab plus high dosage methotrexate (max. 2 cycles) followed by arabinoside/thiotepa (max. 2 cycles) followed b...
This is a phase III, randomized, controlled, double-blind, parallel group, international study in approximately 750 patients with active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) who are naive to MTX ther...
The dose amount of poisonous or toxic substance or dose of ionizing radiation required to kill 50% of the tested population.
Mice selectively bred for hypersusceptibility to two-stage chemical skin carcinogenesis. They are also hypersusceptible to UV radiation tumorigenesis with single high-dose, but not chronic low-dose, exposures. SENCAR (SENsitive to CARcinogenesis) mice are used in research as an animal model for tumor production.
The specific failure of a normally responsive individual to make an immune response to a known antigen. It results from previous contact with the antigen by an immunologically immature individual (fetus or neonate) or by an adult exposed to extreme high-dose or low-dose antigen, or by exposure to radiation, antimetabolites, antilymphocytic serum, etc.
The use of multiple drugs administered to the same patient, most commonly seen in elderly patients. It includes also the administration of excessive medication. Since in the United States most drugs are dispensed as single-agent formulations, polypharmacy, though using many drugs administered to the same patient, must be differentiated from DRUG COMBINATIONS, single preparations containing two or more drugs as a fixed dose, and from DRUG THERAPY, COMBINATION, two or more drugs administered separately for a combined effect. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
The highest dose of a biologically active agent given during a chronic study that will not reduce longevity from effects other than carcinogenicity. (from Lewis Dictionary of Toxicology, 1st ed)