Donald Abrams, MD

Professor of Clinical
Medicine
+1 415 476-4082 ext. 444

Donald I. Abrams, M.D. is a general oncologist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, an integrative oncologist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He graduated from Brown University in 1972 and from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1977. After completing an Internal Medicine residency at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, he became a fellow in Hematology-Oncology at the UCSF Cancer Research Institute in 1980. During his fellowship, Dr. Abrams spent eight months working in the retrovirology laboratory of Harold Varmus, M.D. during the time that the first cases of AIDS were being diagnosed. He subsequently returned to the clinical arena where he was one of the original clinician/investigators to recognize many of the early AIDS-related conditions. He conducted numerous clinical trials investigating conventional as well as complementary therapies in patients with HIV including therapeutic touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine interventions, medicinal mushrooms, medical marijuana and distant healing. His interest in botanical therapies led him to pursue a two-year Fellowship in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona which he completed in December 2004. His particular passion in the field involves nutrition and cancer. Since completing his Fellowship, Dr. Abrams has been providing Integrative Medicine consultation to people living with and beyond cancer at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He was Chief of Hematology-Oncology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General from 2003-2017. He co-edited an Oxford University Press textbook in Integrative Oncology with Andrew Weil, M.D.. He is a member of the NCI PDQ CAM Editorial Board. Dr. Abrams was President of the Society of Integrative Oncology in 2010.

Publications: 

Priority Considerations for Medicinal Cannabis-Related Research.

Cannabis and cannabinoid research

Bonn-Miller MO, Pollack CV, Casarett D, Dart R, ElSohly M, Good L, Guzmán M, Hanuš L, Hill KP, Huestis MA, Marsh E, Sisley S, Skinner N, Spahr J, Vandrey R, Viscusi E, Ware MA, Abrams D

Improving Access to Integrative Oncology Through Group Medical Visits: A Pilot Implementation Project.

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Thompson-Lastad A, Atreya CE, Chao MT, Pollak C, Dhruva A, Santana T, Abrams DI

Should Oncologists Recommend Cannabis?

Current treatment options in oncology

Abrams DI

Why Insurance Companies Should Pay for Medical Cannabis.

The American journal of bioethics : AJOB

Casarett D, Abrams DI

Pros and Cons of Dietary Strategies Popular Among Cancer Patients.

Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)

Zick SM, Snyder D, Abrams DI

An Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer.

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Abrams DI

Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation.

Journal of gastrointestinal cancer

Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Sommovilla N, Abrams D, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Chern H, Kelley RK, Ko A, Laffan A, Sarin A, Varma MG, Venook AP, Van Loon K

Novel tumor markers provide improved prediction of survival after diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Leukemia & lymphoma

Chao C, Silverberg MJ, Chen LH, Xu L, Martínez-Maza O, Abrams DI, Zha HD, Haque R, Said J

A Guide to the National Academy of Science Report on Cannabis: An Exclusive Discussion with Panel Members.

Cannabis and cannabinoid research

Piomelli D, Cooper Z, Abrams D, Grant I, Patel S

A Survey of Licensed Acupuncturists in the San Francisco Bay Area: Prevalence of Treating Oncology Patients.

Integrative cancer therapies

Abrams D, McCulloch M, Cohen M, Liaw M, Silverman D, Wilson C

Perceived Stress in Patients with Common Gastrointestinal Disorders: Associations with Quality of Life, Symptoms and Disease Management.

Explore (New York, N.Y.)

Edman JS, Greeson JM, Roberts RS, Kaufman AB, Abrams DI, Dolor RJ, Wolever RQ

Long-term survival in AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma.

Neuro-oncology

Gupta NK, Nolan A, Omuro A, Reid EG, Wang CC, Mannis G, Jaglal M, Chavez JC, Rubinstein PG, Griffin A, Abrams DI, Hwang J, Kaplan LD, Luce JA, Volberding P, Treseler PA, Rubenstein JL

Using Medical Cannabis in an Oncology Practice.

Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)

Abrams DI

Integrating cannabis into clinical cancer care.

Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.)

Abrams DI

Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Effectiveness Registry (PRIMIER) of the BraveNet practice-based research network: study protocol.

BMC complementary and alternative medicine

Dusek JA, Abrams DI, Roberts R, Griffin KH, Trebesch D, Dolor RJ, Wolever RQ, McKee MD, Kligler B

Stromal immune infiltration in HIV-related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is associated with HIV disease history and patient survival.

AIDS (London, England)

Chao C, Xu L, Silverberg MJ, Martínez-Maza O, Chen LH, Castor B, Abrams DI, Zha HD, Haque R, Said J

Inhaled Cannabis for Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data.

The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society

Andreae MH, Carter GM, Shaparin N, Suslov K, Ellis RJ, Ware MA, Abrams DI, Prasad H, Wilsey B, Indyk D, Johnson M, Sacks HS

Integrative Medicine Patients Have High Stress, Pain, and Psychological Symptoms.

Explore (New York, N.Y.)

Wolever RQ, Goel NS, Roberts RS, Caldwell K, Kligler B, Dusek JA, Perlman A, Dolor R, Abrams DI

Cannabis in cancer care.

Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

Abrams DI, Guzman M

Survival among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals with common non-AIDS-defining cancers.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Marcus JL, Chao C, Leyden WA, Xu L, Yu J, Horberg MA, Klein D, Towner WJ, Quesenberry CP, Abrams DI, Silverberg MJ

A comparative study of molecular characteristics of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma from patients with and without human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research

Chao C, Silverberg MJ, Xu L, Chen LH, Castor B, Martínez-Maza O, Abrams DI, Zha HD, Haque R, Said J

Prostate cancer incidence and prostate-specific antigen testing among HIV-positive and HIV-negative men.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Marcus JL, Chao CR, Leyden WA, Xu L, Klein DB, Horberg MA, Towner WJ, Quesenberry CP, Abrams DI, Van Den Eeden SK, Silverberg MJ

Milking the evidence: diet does matter.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Abrams DI

Characteristics of cancer patients presenting to an integrative medicine practice-based research network.

Integrative cancer therapies

Edman JS, Roberts RS, Dusek JA, Dolor R, Wolever RQ, Abrams DI

Non-AIDS-Defining Malignancies in the HIV-Infected Population.

Current infectious disease reports

Wang CC, Silverberg MJ, Abrams DI

Correlating traditional Ayurvedic and modern medical perspectives on cancer: results of a qualitative study.

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Dhruva A, Hecht FM, Miaskowski C, Kaptchuk TJ, Bodeker G, Abrams D, Lad V, Adler SR

Non-AIDS defining cancers in the D:A:D Study--time trends and predictors of survival: a cohort study.

BMC infectious diseases

Worm SW, Bower M, Reiss P, Bonnet F, Law M, Fätkenheuer G, d'Arminio Monforte A, Abrams DI, Grulich A, Fontas E, Kirk O, Furrer H, De Wit S, Phillips A, Lundgren JD, Sabin CA

The medicinal use of cannabis and cannabinoids--an international cross-sectional survey on administration forms.

Journal of psychoactive drugs

Hazekamp A, Ware MA, Muller-Vahl KR, Abrams D, Grotenhermen F

The BraveNet prospective observational study on integrative medicine treatment approaches for pain.

BMC complementary and alternative medicine

Abrams DI, Dolor R, Roberts R, Pechura C, Dusek J, Amoils S, Amoils S, Barrows K, Edman JS, Frye J, Guarneri E, Kligler B, Monti D, Spar M, Wolever RQ

It's time for clinicians to reconsider their proscription against the use of soyfoods by breast cancer patients.

Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)

Messina M, Caan BJ, Abrams DI, Hardy M, Maskarinec G

Integrating dietary supplements into cancer care.

Integrative cancer therapies

Frenkel M, Abrams DI, Ladas EJ, Deng G, Hardy M, Capodice JL, Winegardner MF, Gubili JK, Yeung KS, Kussmann H, Block KI

Exposure to antiretroviral therapy and risk of cancer in HIV-infected persons.

AIDS (London, England)

Chao C, Leyden WA, Xu L, Horberg MA, Klein D, Towner WJ, Quesenberry CP, Abrams DI, Silverberg MJ

Patients seek integrative medicine for preventive approach to optimize health.

Explore (New York, N.Y.)

Wolever RQ, Abrams DI, Kligler B, Dusek JA, Roberts R, Frye J, Edman JS, Amoils S, Pradhan E, Spar M, Gaudet T, Guarneri E, Homel P, Amoils S, Lee RA, Berman B, Monti DA, Dolor R

Assessing the Association between Leptin and Bone Mineral Density in HIV-Infected Men.

AIDS research and treatment

Rao MN, Schambelan M, Tai VW, Abrams DI, Khatami H, Havel PJ, Sakkas G, Mulligan K

Epstein-Barr virus infection and expression of B-cell oncogenic markers in HIV-related diffuse large B-cell Lymphoma.

Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research

Chao C, Silverberg MJ, Martínez-Maza O, Chi M, Abrams DI, Haque R, Zha HD, McGuire M, Xu L, Said J

What's the alternative?

The New England journal of medicine

Abrams DI, Weil AT

Yoga breathing for cancer chemotherapy-associated symptoms and quality of life: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial.

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Dhruva A, Miaskowski C, Abrams D, Acree M, Cooper B, Goodman S, Hecht FM

Massage for children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation: a qualitative report.

Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM

Ackerman SL, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Dunn EA, Abrams DI, Horn BN, Degelman M, Cowan MJ, Mehling WE

Hematopoietic cell transplant and use of massage for improved symptom management: results from a pilot randomized control trial.

Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM

Mehling WE, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Cowan MJ, Horn BN, Dunn EA, Acree M, Abrams DI, Hecht FM

HIV infection, immunodeficiency, viral replication, and the risk of cancer.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology

Silverberg MJ, Chao C, Leyden WA, Xu L, Horberg MA, Klein D, Towner WJ, Dubrow R, Quesenberry CP, Neugebauer RS, Abrams DI

Cannabinoid-opioid interaction in chronic pain.

Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

Abrams DI, Couey P, Shade SB, Kelly ME, Benowitz NL

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) use and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in HIV-positive persons.

AIDS (London, England)

Chao C, Xu L, Abrams DI, Towner WJ, Horberg MA, Leyden WA, Silverberg MJ

Antihyperlipidemic effects of Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushrooms) in HIV-infected individuals taking antiretroviral therapy.

BMC complementary and alternative medicine

Abrams DI, Couey P, Shade SB, Kelly ME, Kamanu-Elias N, Stamets P

Cannabis in palliative medicine: improving care and reducing opioid-related morbidity.

The American journal of hospice & palliative care

Carter GT, Flanagan AM, Earleywine M, Abrams DI, Aggarwal SK, Grinspoon L

Survival of non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients with and without HIV infection in the era of combined antiretroviral therapy.

AIDS (London, England)

Chao C, Xu L, Abrams D, Leyden W, Horberg M, Towner W, Klein D, Tang B, Silverberg M

Can clinicians now assure their breast cancer patients that soyfoods are safe?

Women's health (London, England)

Messina M, Abrams DI, Hardy M

Not soy simple.

Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology

Abrams DI

New insights into the role of HIV infection on cancer risk.

The Lancet. Oncology

Silverberg MJ, Chao C, Abrams DI

HIV infection and the risk of cancers with and without a known infectious cause.

AIDS (London, England)

Silverberg MJ, Chao C, Leyden WA, Xu L, Tang B, Horberg MA, Klein D, Quesenberry CP, Towner WJ, Abrams DI

Interleukin-2 therapy in patients with HIV infection.

The New England journal of medicine

Abrams D, Lévy Y, Losso MH, Babiker A, Collins G, Cooper DA, Darbyshire J, Emery S, Fox L, Gordin F, Lane HC, Lundgren JD, Mitsuyasu R, Neaton JD, Phillips A, Routy JP, Tambussi G, Wentworth D

Do antiretrovirals reduce the risk of non-AIDS-defining malignancies?

Current opinion in HIV and AIDS

Silverberg MJ, Abrams DI

Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for integrative oncology: complementary therapies and botanicals.

Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology

Deng GE, Frenkel M, Cohen L, Cassileth BR, Abrams DI, Capodice JL, Courneya KS, Dryden T, Hanser S, Kumar N, Labriola D, Wardell DW, Sagar S

HIV-induced immunodeficiency and mortality from AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining malignancies.

AIDS (London, England)

Monforte Ad, Abrams D, Pradier C, Weber R, Reiss P, Bonnet F, Kirk O, Law M, De Wit S, Friis-Møller N, Phillips AN, Sabin CA, Lundgren JD

Poor initial CD4+ recovery with antiretroviral therapy prolongs immune depletion and increases risk for AIDS and non-AIDS diseases.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Baker JV, Peng G, Rapkin J, Krason D, Reilly C, Cavert WP, Abrams DI, MacArthur RD, Henry K, Neaton JD

Review of acupressure studies for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting control.

Journal of pain and symptom management

Lee J, Dodd M, Dibble S, Abrams D

CD4+ count and risk of non-AIDS diseases following initial treatment for HIV infection.

AIDS (London, England)

Baker JV, Peng G, Rapkin J, Abrams DI, Silverberg MJ, MacArthur RD, Cavert WP, Henry WK, Neaton JD

Symptoms, self-care, and quality of life of Chinese American patients with cancer.

Oncology nursing forum

Chou FY, Dodd M, Abrams D, Padilla G

Risk of cancers during interrupted antiretroviral therapy in the SMART study.

AIDS (London, England)

Silverberg MJ, Neuhaus J, Bower M, Gey D, Hatzakis A, Henry K, Hidalgo J, Lourtau L, Neaton JD, Tambussi G, Abrams DI

Vaporization as a smokeless cannabis delivery system: a pilot study.

Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics

Abrams DI, Vizoso HP, Shade SB, Jay C, Kelly ME, Benowitz NL

Cannabis in painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Neurology

Abrams DI, Jay CA, Shade SB, Vizoso H, Reda H, Press S, Kelly ME, Rowbotham MC, Petersen KL

An overview of integrative oncology.

Clinical advances in hematology & oncology : H&O

Abrams DI

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) effects on HIV replication and host immunity: a randomized placebo-controlled study.

AIDS research and human retroviruses

Abrams DI, Shade SB, Couey P, McCune JM, Lo J, Bacchetti P, Chang B, Epling L, Liegler T, Grant RM

Integrative Oncology Practice Guidelines.

Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology

Deng GE, Cassileth BR, Cohen L, Gubili J, Johnstone PA, Kumar N, Vickers A, Abrams D, Rosenthal D, Sagar S, Tripathy D

CD4+ count-guided interruption of antiretroviral treatment.

The New England journal of medicine

El-Sadr WM, Lundgren J, Neaton JD, Gordin F, Abrams D, Arduino RC, Babiker A, Burman W, Clumeck N, Cohen CJ, Cohn D, Cooper D, Darbyshire J, Emery S, Fätkenheuer G, Gazzard B, Grund B, Hoy J, Klingman K, Losso M, Markowitz N, Neuhaus J, Phillips A, Rappoport C

The efficacy of distant healing for human immunodeficiency virus--results of a randomized trial.

Alternative therapies in health and medicine

Astin JA, Stone J, Abrams DI, Moore DH, Couey P, Buscemi R, Targ E

Disadvantages of structured treatment interruption persist in patients with multidrug-resistant HIV-1: final results of the CPCRA 064 study.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Lawrence J, Hullsiek KH, Thackeray LM, Abrams DI, Crane LR, Mayers DL, Jones MC, Saldanha JM, Schmetter BS, Baxter JD

Contrasts, conflicts, and change: A case in cultural oncology.

The journal of supportive oncology

Dhruva A, Cheng J, Kwong M, Luce JA, Abrams DI

Anemia and HIV in the antiretroviral era: potential significance of testosterone.

AIDS research and human retroviruses

Behler C, Shade S, Gregory K, Abrams D, Volberding P

Medicinal cannabis: rational guidelines for dosing.

IDrugs : the investigational drugs journal

Carter GT, Weydt P, Kyashna-Tocha M, Abrams DI

Nadir CD4+ T cell count predicts response to subcutaneous recombinant interleukin-2.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Markowitz N, Bebchuk JD, Abrams DI

Continued CD4 cell count increases in HIV-infected adults experiencing 4 years of viral suppression on antiretroviral therapy.

AIDS (London, England)

Hunt PW, Deeks SG, Rodriguez B, Valdez H, Shade SB, Abrams DI, Kitahata MM, Krone M, Neilands TB, Brand RJ, Lederman MM, Martin JN

Structured treatment interruption in patients with multidrug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus.

The New England journal of medicine

Lawrence J, Mayers DL, Hullsiek KH, Collins G, Abrams DI, Reisler RB, Crane LR, Schmetter BS, Dionne TJ, Saldanha JM, Jones MC, Baxter JD

Short-term effects of cannabinoids in patients with HIV-1 infection: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Annals of internal medicine

Abrams DI, Hilton JF, Leiser RJ, Shade SB, Elbeik TA, Aweeka FT, Benowitz NL, Bredt BM, Kosel B, Aberg JA, Deeks SG, Mitchell TF, Mulligan K, Bacchetti P, McCune JM, Schambelan M

Short-term effects of cannabinoids on immune phenotype and function in HIV-1-infected patients.

Journal of clinical pharmacology

Bredt BM, Higuera-Alhino D, Shade SB, Hebert SJ, McCune JM, Abrams DI

Associations between water-treatment methods and diarrhoea in HIV-positive individuals.

Epidemiology and infection

Eisenberg JN, Wade TJ, Hubbard A, Abrams DI, Leiser RJ, Charles S, Vu M, Saha S, Wright CC, Levy DA, Jensen P, Colford JM

The evaluation of subcutaneous proleukin (interleukin-2) in a randomized international trial: rationale, design, and methods of ESPRIT.

Controlled clinical trials

Emery S, Abrams DI, Cooper DA, Darbyshire JH, Lane HC, Lundgren JD, Neaton JD

The effects of cannabinoids on the pharmacokinetics of indinavir and nelfinavir.

AIDS (London, England)

Kosel BW, Aweeka FT, Benowitz NL, Shade SB, Hilton JF, Lizak PS, Abrams DI

Randomized, open-label study of the impact of two doses of subcutaneous recombinant interleukin-2 on viral burden in patients with HIV-1 infection and CD4+ cell counts of > or = 300/mm3: CPCRA 059.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Abrams DI, Bebchuk JD, Denning ET, Davey RT, Fox L, Lane HC, Sampson J, Verheggen R, Zeh D, Markowitz NP

Benefit of IL-2 therapy in HIV patients confirmed.

American family physician

Abrams D

Altered fat distribution in HIV-positive men on nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor therapy.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Mulligan K, Tai VW, Algren H, Abrams DI, Leiser RJ, Lo JC, Schambelan M

The rationale and design of the CPCRA (Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS) 058 FIRST (Flexible Initial Retrovirus Suppressive Therapies) trial.

Controlled clinical trials

MacArthur RD, Chen L, Mayers DL, Besch CL, Novak R, van den Berg-Wolf M, Yurik T, Peng G, Schmetter B, Brizz B, Abrams D

Epoetin alfa therapy for anaemia in HIV-infected patients: impact on quality of life.

International journal of STD & AIDS

Abrams DI, Steinhart C, Frascino R

Potential interventions for HIV/AIDS wasting: an overview.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Abrams DI

A randomized study of antiretroviral management based on plasma genotypic antiretroviral resistance testing in patients failing therapy. CPCRA 046 Study Team for the Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS.

AIDS (London, England)

Baxter JD, Mayers DL, Wentworth DN, Neaton JD, Hoover ML, Winters MA, Mannheimer SB, Thompson MA, Abrams DI, Brizz BJ, Ioannidis JP, Merigan TC

A randomized trial of daily and thrice-weekly trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for the prevention of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons. Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA)

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

El-Sadr WM, Luskin-Hawk R, Yurik TM, Walker J, Abrams D, John SL, Sherer R, Crane L, Labriola A, Caras S, Pulling C, Hafner R

Current challenges to HIV research.

BETA : bulletin of experimental treatments for AIDS : a publication of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Szekeres G, Rappoport C, Abrams D

Getting on with AIDS.

Lancet (London, England)

Abrams DI

Clinical experience and choice of drug therapy for human immunodeficiency virus disease.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Brosgart CL, Mitchell TF, Coleman RL, Dyner T, Stephenson KE, Abrams DI

Weight loss as a predictor of survival and disease progression in HIV infection. Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association

Wheeler DA, Gibert CL, Launer CA, Muurahainen N, Elion RA, Abrams DI, Bartsch GE

Medical marijuana: tribulations and trials.

Journal of psychoactive drugs

Abrams DI

Nurses' attitudes and beliefs toward assisted suicide in AIDS.

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC

Leiser RJ, Mitchell TF, Hahn J, Slome L, Abrams DI

A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the safety and efficacy of oral ganciclovir for prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus disease in HIV-infected individuals. Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS.

AIDS (London, England)

Brosgart CL, Louis TA, Hillman DW, Craig CP, Alston B, Fisher E, Abrams DI, Luskin-Hawk RL, Sampson JH, Ward DJ, Thompson MA, Torres RA

Not all is dead in HIV-1 graveyard.

Lancet (London, England)

Grant RM, Abrams DI

Acyclovir use and survival among human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with CD4 cell counts of < 500/mm3. The Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA).

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Torres RA, Neaton JD, Wentworth DN, Barr MR, Abrams D, Sherer R, Ward T, Sampson J

Genotypic-resistance assays and antiretroviral therapy.

Lancet (London, England)

Deeks SG, Abrams DI

Physician-assisted suicide and patients with human immunodeficiency virus disease.

The New England journal of medicine

Slome LR, Mitchell TF, Charlebois E, Benevedes JM, Abrams DI

Zidovudine alone or in combination with didanosine or zalcitabine in HIV-infected patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or fewer than 200 CD4 cells per cubic millimeter. Investigators for the Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Rese

The New England journal of medicine

Saravolatz LD, Winslow DL, Collins G, Hodges JS, Pettinelli C, Stein DS, Markowitz N, Reves R, Loveless MO, Crane L, Thompson M, Abrams D

The role of critical care nurses in euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The New England journal of medicine

Leiser RJ, Mitchell TF, Hahn JA, Abrams DI

Pilot randomized controlled trial of Chinese herbal treatment for HIV-associated symptoms.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association

Burack JH, Cohen MR, Hahn JA, Abrams DI

Current therapeutic options for Kaposi's sarcoma.

Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.)

Abrams DI

Off-label drug use in human immunodeficiency virus disease.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association

Brosgart CL, Mitchell T, Charlebois E, Coleman R, Mehalko S, Young J, Abrams DI

Response of CD4 lymphocytes and clinical consequences of treatment using ddI or ddC in patients with advanced HIV infection.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association

Goldman AI, Carlin BP, Crane LR, Launer C, Korvick JA, Deyton L, Abrams DI

Continuous low-dose interferon-alpha therapy for HIV-related immune thrombocytopenic purpura.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association

Northfelt DW, Charlebois ED, Mirda MI, Child C, Kaplan LD, Abrams DI

Insights from monitoring the CPCRA didanosine/zalcitabine trial. Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association

Fleming TR, Neaton JD, Goldman A, DeMets DL, Launer C, Korvick J, Abrams D

A comparative trial of didanosine or zalcitabine after treatment with zidovudine in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. The Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS.

The New England journal of medicine

Abrams DI, Goldman AI, Launer C, Korvick JA, Neaton JD, Crane LR, Grodesky M, Wakefield S, Muth K, Kornegay S

Clofazimine as prophylaxis for disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex infection in AIDS.

The Journal of infectious diseases

Abrams DI, Mitchell TF, Child CC, Shiboski SC, Brosgart CL, Mass MM

Guidelines for the design and conduct of AIDS clinical trials. AIDS Clinical Trials Group.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Cotton DJ, Powderly WG, Feinberg J, Abrams DI, Chaisson RE, Wheat LJ, Finkelstein DM, Tallman V, Zimmer B, Berzon R

Alpha 1-acid glycoprotein levels in AIDS patients before and after short-term treatment with zidovudine (ZDV)

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes

Oie S, Jacobson MA, Abrams DI

Tolerability of combined ganciclovir and didanosine for the treatment of cytomegalovirus disease associated with AIDS.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Jacobson MA, Owen W, Campbell J, Brosgart C, Abrams DI

Health beliefs and promotion of HIV-preventive intentions among teenagers: a Scottish perspective.

Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association

Abraham C, Sheeran P, Spears R, Abrams D

Physicians' attitudes toward assisted suicide in AIDS.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes

Slome L, Moulton J, Huffine C, Gorter R, Abrams D

Clinical and virologic effects of recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor in patients receiving chemotherapy for human immunodeficiency virus-associated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: results of a randomized trial.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Kaplan LD, Kahn JO, Crowe S, Northfelt D, Neville P, Grossberg H, Abrams DI, Tracey J, Mills J, Volberding PA

Ditiocarb sodium (diethyldithiocarbamate) therapy in patients with symptomatic HIV infection and AIDS. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study.

JAMA

Hersh EM, Brewton G, Abrams D, Bartlett J, Galpin J, Gill P, Gorter R, Gottlieb M, Jonikas JJ, Landesman S

Surrogate markers for survival in patients with AIDS and AIDS related complex treated with zidovudine.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Jacobson MA, Bacchetti P, Kolokathis A, Chaisson RE, Szabo S, Polsky B, Valainis GT, Mildvan D, Abrams D, Wilber J

Risk factors for rapid progression from hairy leukoplakia to AIDS: a nested case-control study.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes

Greenspan D, Greenspan JS, Overby G, Hollander H, Abrams DI, MacPhail L, Borowsky C, Feigal DW

The usefulness of diagnostic bone marrow examination in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes

Northfelt DW, Mayer A, Kaplan LD, Abrams DI, Hadley WK, Yajko DM, Herndier BG

Alternative therapies in HIV infection.

AIDS (London, England)

Abrams DI

Effects of the use of AZT on the medical care costs of persons with AIDS in the first 12 months.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes

Scitovsky AA, Cline MW, Abrams DI

Serum beta 2-microglobulin decreases in patients with AIDS or ARC treated with azidothymidine.

The Journal of infectious diseases

Jacobson MA, Abrams DI, Volberding PA, Bacchetti P, Wilber J, Chaisson RE, Crowe S, Howard W, Moss A

Anaphylactoid drug reactions to ciprofloxacin and rifampicin in HIV-infected patients.

Lancet (London, England)

Wurtz RM, Abrams D, Becker S, Jacobson MA, Mass MM, Marks SH

AIDS-associated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in San Francisco.

JAMA

Kaplan LD, Abrams DI, Feigal E, McGrath M, Kahn J, Neville P, Ziegler J, Volberding PA

Oral dextran sulfate (UA001) in the treatment of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related complex.

Annals of internal medicine

Abrams DI, Kuno S, Wong R, Jeffords K, Nash M, Molaghan JB, Gorter R, Ueno R

Intralesional recombinant tumor necrosis factor-alpha for AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma: a randomized, double-blind trial.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes

Kahn JO, Kaplan LD, Volberding PA, Ziegler JL, Crowe S, Saks SR, Abrams DI

Informational needs of homosexual men diagnosed with AIDS or AIDS-related complex.

Oncology nursing forum

Moran TA, Lovejoy N, Viele CS, Dodd MJ, Abrams DI

Tumor necrosis factors alpha and beta in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and aids-related complex.

Journal of clinical immunology

Ammann AJ, Palladino MA, Volberding P, Abrams D, Martin NL, Conant M

Immunodeficiency-associated thrombocytopenic purpura (IDTP). Response to splenectomy.

Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960)

Schneider PA, Abrams DI, Rayner AA, Hohn DC

Alpha interferon therapy of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma.

Seminars in oncology

Abrams DI, Volberding PA

Lack of response to suramin in patients with AIDS and AIDS-related complex.

The American journal of medicine

Kaplan LD, Wolfe PR, Volberding PA, Feorino P, Levy JA, Abrams DI, Kiprov D, Wong R, Kaufman L, Gottlieb MS

Relation of oral hairy leukoplakia to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus and the risk of developing AIDS.

The Journal of infectious diseases

Greenspan D, Greenspan JS, Hearst NG, Pan LZ, Conant MA, Abrams DI, Hollander H, Levy JA

AIDS update--1987.

Advances in alcohol & substance abuse

Abrams DI

Alpha interferon therapy of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma.

Seminars in oncology

Abrams DI, Volberding PA

Routine care and psychosocial support of the patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

The Medical clinics of North America

Abrams DI, Dilley JW, Maxey LM, Volberding PA

AIDS-related lymphomas: evaluation by abdominal CT.

Radiology

Nyberg DA, Jeffrey RB, Federle MP, Bottles K, Abrams DI

AIDS-related lymphadenopathy: the role of biopsy.

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Abrams DI

Abdominal CT in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

AJR. American journal of roentgenology

Jeffrey RB, Nyberg DA, Bottles K, Abrams DI, Federle MP, Wall SD, Wing VW, Laing FC

Fine-needle aspiration cytology of lymphadenopathy in homosexual males.

Diagnostic cytopathology

Bottles K, Cohen MB, Brodie H, Jeffrey RB, Nyberg DA, Abrams DI

The use of plasmapheresis, lymphocytapheresis, and staph protein-A immunoadsorption as an immunomodulatory therapy in patients with AIDS and AIDS-related conditions.

Journal of clinical apheresis

Kiprov DD, Lippert R, Miller RG, Sandstrom E, Jones FR, Cohen RJ, Abrams D, Busch DF

Replication of Epstein-Barr virus within the epithelial cells of oral "hairy" leukoplakia, an AIDS-associated lesion.

The New England journal of medicine

Greenspan JS, Greenspan D, Lennette ET, Abrams DI, Conant MA, Petersen V, Freese UK

Target platelet antigen in homosexual men with immune thrombocytopenia.

The New England journal of medicine

Stricker RB, Abrams DI, Corash L, Shuman MA

Inflammatory neuropathy in homosexual men with lymphadenopathy.

Neurology

Lipkin WI, Parry G, Kiprov D, Abrams D

Vinblastine therapy for Kaposi's sarcoma in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Annals of internal medicine

Volberding PA, Abrams DI, Conant M, Kaslow K, Vranizan K, Ziegler J

Clinical care and research in AIDS.

The Hastings Center report

Volberding P, Abrams D

Incidence of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in San Francisco, 1980-1983.

The Journal of infectious diseases

Moss AR, Bacchetti P, Osmond D, Dritz S, Abrams D, Conant M, Volberding P, Ziegler J

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)--apheresis and operative risks.

Journal of clinical apheresis

Kiprov DD, Lippert R, Sandstrom E, Jones FR, Cohen RJ, Abrams D, Busch DF

Asymptomatic lymphadenopathy and other early presentations of AIDS.

Frontiers of radiation therapy and oncology

Abrams DI

Incidence of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in San Francisco.

Frontiers of radiation therapy and oncology

Moss AR, Abrams D, Conant M, Volberding P

Interferon and interleukin-2 therapy of Kaposi's sarcoma.

Advances in experimental medicine and biology

Volberding PA, Wofsy CB, Abrams DI

Isolated thrombocytopenia in homosexual men--longitudinal follow-up.

Advances in experimental medicine and biology

Abrams DI, Kiprov DD, Volberding PA

Lymphadenopathy: end-point prodrome? Update of a 36-month prospective study.

Advances in experimental medicine and biology

Abrams DI, Mess T, Volberding PA

Oral viral leukoplakia--a new AIDS-associated condition.

Advances in experimental medicine and biology

Greenspan JS, Greenspan D, Lennette ET, Abrams DI, Conant MA, Petersen VH

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 90 homosexual men. Relation to generalized lymphadenopathy and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

The New England journal of medicine

Ziegler JL, Beckstead JA, Volberding PA, Abrams DI, Levine AM, Lukes RJ, Gill PS, Burkes RL, Meyer PR, Metroka CE

Defective polymorphonuclear leukocyte chemotaxis in homosexual men with persistent lymph node syndrome.

The Journal of infectious diseases

Valone FH, Payan DG, Abrams DI, Goetzl EJ

Persistent diffuse lymphadenopathy in homosexual men: endpoint or prodrome?

Annals of internal medicine

Abrams DI, Lewis BJ, Beckstead JH, Casavant CA, Drew WL

The diagnosis of AIDS and AIDS related complex in the dental office: findings in 171 homosexual males.

CDA journal

Lozada-Nur F, Silverman S, Migliorati C, Conant M, Abrams D, Volverding PA, Greenspan D

Disseminated coccidioidomycosis in AIDS.

The New England journal of medicine

Abrams DI, Robia M, Blumenfeld W, Simonson J, Cohen MB, Hadley WK

B-cell immunodeficiency in acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

JAMA

Ammann AJ, Schiffman G, Abrams D, Volberding P, Ziegler J, Conant M

Hematologic manifestations in homosexual men with Kaposi's sarcoma.

American journal of clinical pathology

Abrams DI, Chinn EK, Lewis BJ, Volberding PA, Conant MA, Townsend RM

High-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in patients with AIDS.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Ziegler JL, Bragg K, Abrams D, Beckstead J, Cogan M, Volberding P, Baer D, Wilkinson L, Rosenbaum E, Grant K

Lymphadenopathy: endpoint or prodrome? Update of a 24-month prospective study.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Abrams DI, Lewis BJ, Volberding PA

Complications of co-trimoxazole in treatment of AIDS-associated Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in homosexual men.

Lancet (London, England)

Jaffe HS, Abrams DI, Ammann AJ, Lewis BJ, Golden JA

Acquired immune dysfunction in homosexual men: immunologic profiles.

Clinical immunology and immunopathology

Ammann AJ, Abrams D, Conant M, Chudwin D, Cowan M, Volberding P, Lewis B, Casavant C

AIDS in the "gay" areas of San Francisco.

Lancet (London, England)

Moss AR, Bacchetti P, Gorman M, Dritz S, Conant M, Abrams DI, Volberding P, Ziegler J

Serum vitamin B12, folate, and iron levels in recurrent aphthous ulceration.

Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology

Olson JA, Feinberg I, Silverman S, Abrams D, Greenspan JS

Cytomegalovirus and Kaposi's sarcoma in young homosexual men.

Lancet (London, England)

Drew WL, Conant MA, Miner RC, Huang ES, Ziegler JL, Groundwater JR, Gullett JH, Volberding P, Abrams DI, Mintz L