Donald Abrams, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Hematology and Oncology, Hematology and Oncology ZSFG

Donald I. Abrams, M.D. is an integrative oncologist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He was Chief of Hematology-Oncology at Zuckerberg San Francisco General from 2003-2017. 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 UCSF 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 cannabis and distant healing. He is considered to be a pioneer in the investigation of inhaled cannabis, having conducted studies funded by the NIH and the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research. His interest in botanical therapies led him to complete a two-year Fellowship in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in December 2004. He co-edited the Oxford University Press textbook in Integrative Oncology with Andrew Weil, M.D.. Dr. Abrams is a long time member of the NCI PDQ Integrative, Alternative and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board and a past President of the Society of Integrative Oncology.

Education
Fellowship, 2004 - Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
Fellowship, 1983 - Hematology-Oncology, University of California San Francisco
Residency, 1980 - Internal Medicine, Kaiser San Francisco
M.D., 1977 - School of Medicine, Stanford University
Websites
Publications
  1. Abrams DI. Rolling back reefer madness. Complementary therapies in medicine 2021. PMID: 33677018


  2. Abrams DI, Couey P, Dixit N, Sagi V, Hagar W, Vichinsky E, Kelly ME, Connett JE, Gupta K. Effect of Inhaled Cannabis for Pain in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA network open 2020. PMID: 32678452


  3. Abrams DI, Guzmán M. Can Cannabis Cure Cancer? JAMA oncology 2020. PMID: 31944222


  4. 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. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation. Journal of gastrointestinal cancer 2018. PMID: 30058032


  5. 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. Priority Considerations for Medicinal Cannabis-Related Research. Cannabis and cannabinoid research 2019. PMID: 31579832


  6. Thompson-Lastad A, Atreya CE, Chao MT, Pollak C, Dhruva A, Santana T, Abrams DI. Improving Access to Integrative Oncology Through Group Medical Visits: A Pilot Implementation Project. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) 2019. PMID: 31314561


  7. Abrams DI. Should Oncologists Recommend Cannabis? Current treatment options in oncology 2019. PMID: 31161270


  8. Casarett D, Abrams DI. Why Insurance Companies Should Pay for Medical Cannabis. The American journal of bioethics : AJOB 2019. PMID: 30994419


  9. Zick SM, Snyder D, Abrams DI. Pros and Cons of Dietary Strategies Popular Among Cancer Patients. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.) 2018. PMID: 30474102


  10. Abrams DI. An Integrative Approach to Prostate Cancer. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) 2018. PMID: 30247964


  11. Chao C, Silverberg MJ, Chen LH, Xu L, Martínez-Maza O, Abrams DI, Zha HD, Haque R, Said J. Novel tumor markers provide improved prediction of survival after diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Leukemia & lymphoma 2017. PMID: 28610450


  12. Piomelli D, Cooper Z, Abrams D, Grant I, Patel S. A Guide to the National Academy of Science Report on Cannabis: An Exclusive Discussion with Panel Members. Cannabis and cannabinoid research 2017. PMID: 28861515


  13. Abrams D, McCulloch M, Cohen M, Liaw M, Silverman D, Wilson C. A Survey of Licensed Acupuncturists in the San Francisco Bay Area: Prevalence of Treating Oncology Patients. Integrative cancer therapies 2017. PMID: 28056563


  14. Edman JS, Greeson JM, Roberts RS, Kaufman AB, Abrams DI, Dolor RJ, Wolever RQ. Perceived Stress in Patients with Common Gastrointestinal Disorders: Associations with Quality of Life, Symptoms and Disease Management. Explore (New York, N.Y.) 2016. PMID: 28094229


  15. 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. Long-term survival in AIDS-related primary central nervous system lymphoma. Neuro-oncology 2016. PMID: 27576871


  16. Abrams DI. Using Medical Cannabis in an Oncology Practice. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.) 2016. PMID: 27188670


  17. Abrams DI. Integrating cannabis into clinical cancer care. Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.) 2016. PMID: 27022315


  18. Dusek JA, Abrams DI, Roberts R, Griffin KH, Trebesch D, Dolor RJ, Wolever RQ, McKee MD, Kligler B. Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Effectiveness Registry (PRIMIER) of the BraveNet practice-based research network: study protocol. BMC complementary and alternative medicine 2016. PMID: 26846166


  19. Chao C, Xu L, Silverberg MJ, Martínez-Maza O, Chen LH, Castor B, Abrams DI, Zha HD, Haque R, Said J. Stromal immune infiltration in HIV-related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is associated with HIV disease history and patient survival. AIDS (London, England) 2015. PMID: 26355571


  20. Andreae MH, Carter GM, Shaparin N, Suslov K, Ellis RJ, Ware MA, Abrams DI, Prasad H, Wilsey B, Indyk D, Johnson M, Sacks HS. Inhaled Cannabis for Chronic Neuropathic Pain: A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data. The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society 2015. PMID: 26362106


  21. Wolever RQ, Goel NS, Roberts RS, Caldwell K, Kligler B, Dusek JA, Perlman A, Dolor R, Abrams DI. Integrative Medicine Patients Have High Stress, Pain, and Psychological Symptoms. Explore (New York, N.Y.) 2015. PMID: 26044918


  22. Abrams DI, Guzman M. Cannabis in cancer care. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics 2015. PMID: 25777363


  23. Marcus JL, Chao C, Leyden WA, Xu L, Yu J, Horberg MA, Klein D, Towner WJ, Quesenberry CP, Abrams DI, Silverberg MJ. 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 2015. PMID: 25713023


  24. Chao C, Silverberg MJ, Xu L, Chen LH, Castor B, Martínez-Maza O, Abrams DI, Zha HD, Haque R, Said J. 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 2015. PMID: 25589617


  25. Marcus JL, Chao CR, Leyden WA, Xu L, Klein DB, Horberg MA, Towner WJ, Quesenberry CP, Abrams DI, Van Den Eeden SK, Silverberg MJ. Prostate cancer incidence and prostate-specific antigen testing among HIV-positive and HIV-negative men. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2014. PMID: 24820107


  26. Abrams DI. Milking the evidence: diet does matter. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2014. PMID: 24958828


  27. Edman JS, Roberts RS, Dusek JA, Dolor R, Wolever RQ, Abrams DI. Characteristics of cancer patients presenting to an integrative medicine practice-based research network. Integrative cancer therapies 2014. PMID: 24913179


  28. Markowitz N, Bebchuk JD, 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 2003. PMID: 14523786


  29. Wang CC, Silverberg MJ, Abrams DI. Non-AIDS-Defining Malignancies in the HIV-Infected Population. Current infectious disease reports 2014. PMID: 24844467


  30. Dhruva A, Hecht FM, Miaskowski C, Kaptchuk TJ, Bodeker G, Abrams D, Lad V, Adler SR. Correlating traditional Ayurvedic and modern medical perspectives on cancer: results of a qualitative study. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) 2013. PMID: 24341342


  31. 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. Non-AIDS defining cancers in the D:A:D Study--time trends and predictors of survival: a cohort study. BMC infectious diseases 2013. PMID: 24106926


  32. Hazekamp A, Ware MA, Muller-Vahl KR, Abrams D, Grotenhermen F. The medicinal use of cannabis and cannabinoids--an international cross-sectional survey on administration forms. Journal of psychoactive drugs 2013. PMID: 24175484


  33. 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. The BraveNet prospective observational study on integrative medicine treatment approaches for pain. BMC complementary and alternative medicine 2013. PMID: 23800144


  34. Messina M, Caan BJ, Abrams DI, Hardy M, Maskarinec G. It's time for clinicians to reconsider their proscription against the use of soyfoods by breast cancer patients. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.) 2013. PMID: 25184267


  35. Frenkel M, Abrams DI, Ladas EJ, Deng G, Hardy M, Capodice JL, Winegardner MF, Gubili JK, Yeung KS, Kussmann H, Block KI. Integrating dietary supplements into cancer care. Integrative cancer therapies 2013. PMID: 23439656


  36. Chao C, Leyden WA, Xu L, Horberg MA, Klein D, Towner WJ, Quesenberry CP, Abrams DI, Silverberg MJ. Exposure to antiretroviral therapy and risk of cancer in HIV-infected persons. AIDS (London, England) 2012. PMID: 22951631


  37. 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. Patients seek integrative medicine for preventive approach to optimize health. Explore (New York, N.Y.) 2012. PMID: 23141791


  38. Rao MN, Schambelan M, Tai VW, Abrams DI, Khatami H, Havel PJ, Sakkas G, Mulligan K. Assessing the Association between Leptin and Bone Mineral Density in HIV-Infected Men. AIDS research and treatment 2012. PMID: 22966425


  39. Chao C, Silverberg MJ, Martínez-Maza O, Chi M, Abrams DI, Haque R, Zha HD, McGuire M, Xu L, Said J. 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 2012. PMID: 22711707


  40. Abrams DI, Weil AT. What's the alternative? The New England journal of medicine 2012. PMID: 22670921


  41. Dhruva A, Miaskowski C, Abrams D, Acree M, Cooper B, Goodman S, Hecht FM. 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.) 2012. PMID: 22525009


  42. Ackerman SL, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Dunn EA, Abrams DI, Horn BN, Degelman M, Cowan MJ, Mehling WE. Massage for children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation: a qualitative report. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM 2012. PMID: 22474526


  43. Mehling WE, Lown EA, Dvorak CC, Cowan MJ, Horn BN, Dunn EA, Acree M, Abrams DI, Hecht FM. 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 2012. PMID: 22454665


  44. Silverberg MJ, Chao C, Leyden WA, Xu L, Horberg MA, Klein D, Towner WJ, Dubrow R, Quesenberry CP, Neugebauer RS, Abrams DI. 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 2011. PMID: 22109347


  45. Abrams DI, Couey P, Shade SB, Kelly ME, Benowitz NL. Cannabinoid-opioid interaction in chronic pain. Volume 90 of Issue 6. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics 2011. PMID: 22048225


  46. McCulloch M, Broffman M, van der Laan M, Hubbard A, Kushi L, Abrams DI, Gao J, Colford JM. Colon cancer survival with herbal medicine and vitamins combined with standard therapy in a whole-systems approach: ten-year follow-up data analyzed with marginal structural models and propensity score methods. Integrative cancer therapies 2011. PMID: 21964510


  47. Chao C, Xu L, Abrams DI, Towner WJ, Horberg MA, Leyden WA, Silverberg MJ. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) use and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in HIV-positive persons. AIDS (London, England) 2011. PMID: 21681055


  48. Abrams DI, Couey P, Shade SB, Kelly ME, Kamanu-Elias N, Stamets P. Antihyperlipidemic effects of Pleurotus ostreatus (oyster mushrooms) in HIV-infected individuals taking antiretroviral therapy. Volume 11. BMC complementary and alternative medicine 2011. PMID: 21831304


  49. Carter GT, Flanagan AM, Earleywine M, Abrams DI, Aggarwal SK, Grinspoon L. Cannabis in palliative medicine: improving care and reducing opioid-related morbidity. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2011. PMID: 21444324


  50. Lee J, Dibble S, Dodd M, Abrams D, Burns B. The relationship of chemotherapy-induced nausea to the frequency of pericardium 6 digital acupressure. Oncology nursing forum 2010. PMID: 21059575


  51. Chao C, Xu L, Abrams D, Leyden W, Horberg M, Towner W, Klein D, Tang B, Silverberg M. Survival of non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients with and without HIV infection in the era of combined antiretroviral therapy. AIDS (London, England) 2010. PMID: 20453630


  52. Messina M, Abrams DI, Hardy M. Can clinicians now assure their breast cancer patients that soyfoods are safe? Women's health (London, England) 2010. PMID: 20426596


  53. Abrams DI. Not soy simple. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology 2010. PMID: 20205983


  54. Silverberg MJ, Chao C, Abrams DI. New insights into the role of HIV infection on cancer risk. The Lancet. Oncology 2009. PMID: 19959070


  55. Silverberg MJ, Chao C, Leyden WA, Xu L, Tang B, Horberg MA, Klein D, Quesenberry CP, Towner WJ, Abrams DI. HIV infection and the risk of cancers with and without a known infectious cause. AIDS (London, England) 2009. PMID: 19741479


  56. 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. Interleukin-2 therapy in patients with HIV infection. The New England journal of medicine 2009. PMID: 19828532


  57. Silverberg MJ, Abrams DI. Do antiretrovirals reduce the risk of non-AIDS-defining malignancies? Current opinion in HIV and AIDS 2009. PMID: 19339938


  58. 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. Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for integrative oncology: complementary therapies and botanicals. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology 2009. PMID: 19706235


  59. 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. HIV-induced immunodeficiency and mortality from AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining malignancies. AIDS (London, England) 2008. PMID: 18832878


  60. Lee J, Dodd MJ, Dibble SL, Abrams DI. Nausea at the end of adjuvant cancer treatment in relation to exercise during treatment in patients with breast cancer. Oncology nursing forum 2008. PMID: 18765330


  61. Baker JV, Peng G, Rapkin J, Krason D, Reilly C, Cavert WP, Abrams DI, MacArthur RD, Henry K, Neaton 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) 2008. PMID: 18645520


  62. Lee J, Dodd M, Dibble S, Abrams D. Review of acupressure studies for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting control. Journal of pain and symptom management 2008. PMID: 18440769


  63. Baker JV, Peng G, Rapkin J, Abrams DI, Silverberg MJ, MacArthur RD, Cavert WP, Henry WK, Neaton JD. CD4+ count and risk of non-AIDS diseases following initial treatment for HIV infection. AIDS (London, England) 2008. PMID: 18427202


  64. Chou FY, Dodd M, Abrams D, Padilla G. Symptoms, self-care, and quality of life of Chinese American patients with cancer. Oncology nursing forum 2007. PMID: 18024342


  65. Silverberg MJ, Neuhaus J, Bower M, Gey D, Hatzakis A, Henry K, Hidalgo J, Lourtau L, Neaton JD, Tambussi G, Abrams DI. Risk of cancers during interrupted antiretroviral therapy in the SMART study. AIDS (London, England) 2007. PMID: 17721103


  66. Silverberg MJ, Abrams DI. AIDS-defining and non-AIDS-defining malignancies: cancer occurrence in the antiretroviral therapy era. Current opinion in oncology 2007. PMID: 17762569


  67. Abrams DI, Vizoso HP, Shade SB, Jay C, Kelly ME, Benowitz NL. Vaporization as a smokeless cannabis delivery system: a pilot study. Volume 82 of Issue 5. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics 2007. PMID: 17429350


  68. Abrams DI, Jay CA, Shade SB, Vizoso H, Reda H, Press S, Kelly ME, Rowbotham MC, Petersen KL. Cannabis in painful HIV-associated sensory neuropathy: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Volume 68 of Issue 7. Neurology 2007. PMID: 17296917


  69. Abrams DI. An overview of integrative oncology. Clinical advances in hematology & oncology : H&O 2007. PMID: 17339827


  70. Abrams DI, Shade SB, Couey P, McCune JM, Lo J, Bacchetti P, Chang B, Epling L, Liegler T, Grant RM. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) effects on HIV replication and host immunity: a randomized placebo-controlled study. Volume 23 of Issue 1. AIDS research and human retroviruses 2007. PMID: 17263636


  71. Deng GE, Cassileth BR, Cohen L, Gubili J, Johnstone PA, Kumar N, Vickers A. Integrative Oncology Practice Guidelines. Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology 2007. PMID: 17511932


  72. 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. CD4+ count-guided interruption of antiretroviral treatment. The New England journal of medicine 2006. PMID: 17135583


  73. Astin JA, Stone J, Abrams DI, Moore DH, Couey P, Buscemi R, Targ E. The efficacy of distant healing for human immunodeficiency virus--results of a randomized trial. Alternative therapies in health and medicine 2006. PMID: 17131980


  74. Lawrence J, Hullsiek KH, Thackeray LM, Abrams DI, Crane LR, Mayers DL, Jones MC, Saldanha JM, Schmetter BS, Baxter JD. 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) 2006. PMID: 16951642


  75. Abrams DI. Community-based clinical trials in hiv: the contributions of Mathilde Krim. AIDS patient care and STDs 2006. PMID: 16839246


  76. Dhruva A, Cheng J, Kwong M, Luce JA, Abrams DI. Contrasts, conflicts, and change: A case in cultural oncology. The journal of supportive oncology 2006. PMID: 16805333


  77. Tedaldi EM, Chen L, Markowitz N, Kelly L, Abrams D. Effect of IL-2 on hepatitis C virus RNA levels in patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus receiving HAART. Journal of viral hepatitis 2005. PMID: 15985013


  78. Behler C, Shade S, Gregory K, Abrams D, Volberding P. Anemia and HIV in the antiretroviral era: potential significance of testosterone. Volume 21 of Issue 3. AIDS research and human retroviruses 2005. PMID: 15795525


  79. Carter GT, Weydt P, Kyashna-Tocha M, Abrams DI. Medicinal cannabis: rational guidelines for dosing. IDrugs : the investigational drugs journal 2004. PMID: 15154108


  80. Hunt PW, Deeks SG, Rodriguez B, Valdez H, Shade SB, Abrams DI, Kitahata MM, Krone M, Neilands TB, Brand RJ, Lederman MM, Martin JN. Continued CD4 cell count increases in HIV-infected adults experiencing 4 years of viral suppression on antiretroviral therapy. Volume 17 of Issue 13. AIDS (London, England) 2003. PMID: 12960823


  81. Lawrence J, Mayers DL, Hullsiek KH, Collins G, Abrams DI, Reisler RB, Crane LR, Schmetter BS, Dionne TJ, Saldanha JM, Jones MC, Baxter JD. Structured treatment interruption in patients with multidrug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus. The New England journal of medicine 2003. PMID: 12944569


  82. 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 in patients with HIV-1 infection: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Volume 139 of Issue 4. Annals of internal medicine 2003. PMID: 12965981


  83. Bredt BM, Higuera-Alhino D, Shade SB, Hebert SJ, McCune JM, Abrams DI. Short-term effects of cannabinoids on immune phenotype and function in HIV-1-infected patients. Volume 42 of Issue S1. Journal of clinical pharmacology 2002. PMID: 12412840


  84. Eisenberg JN, Wade TJ, Hubbard A, Abrams DI, Leiser RJ, Charles S, Vu M, Saha S, Wright CC, Levy DA, Jensen P, Colford JM. Associations between water-treatment methods and diarrhoea in HIV-positive individuals. Epidemiology and infection 2002. PMID: 12405100


  85. Emery S, Abrams DI, Cooper DA, Darbyshire JH, Lane HC, Lundgren JD, Neaton JD. The evaluation of subcutaneous proleukin (interleukin-2) in a randomized international trial: rationale, design, and methods of ESPRIT. Controlled clinical trials 2002. PMID: 11943448


  86. Kosel BW, Aweeka FT, Benowitz NL, Shade SB, Hilton JF, Lizak PS, Abrams DI. The effects of cannabinoids on the pharmacokinetics of indinavir and nelfinavir. Volume 16 of Issue 4. AIDS (London, England) 2002. PMID: 11872997


  87. Abrams DI, Bebchuk JD, Denning ET, Davey RT, Fox L, Lane HC, Sampson J, Verheggen R, Zeh D, Markowitz NP. 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) 2002. PMID: 11873071


  88. Mulligan K, Tai VW, Algren H, Abrams DI, Leiser RJ, Lo JC, Schambelan M. Altered fat distribution in HIV-positive men on nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor therapy. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2001. PMID: 11391163


  89. 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. 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 2001. PMID: 11306155


  90. Abrams DI, Steinhart C, Frascino R. Epoetin alfa therapy for anaemia in HIV-infected patients: impact on quality of life. International journal of STD & AIDS 2000. PMID: 11057937


  91. Abrams DI. Potential interventions for HIV/AIDS wasting: an overview. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2000. PMID: 11126431


  92. 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 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) 2000. PMID: 10894268


  93. 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. 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 1999. PMID: 10589887


  94. Szekeres G, Rappoport C, Abrams D. Current challenges to HIV research. BETA : bulletin of experimental treatments for AIDS : a publication of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation 1999. PMID: 11366691


  95. Brosgart CL, Mitchell TF, Coleman RL, Dyner T, Stephenson KE, 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 1999. PMID: 10028063


  96. Wheeler DA, Gibert CL, Launer CA, Muurahainen N, Elion RA, Abrams DI, Bartsch GE. 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 1998. PMID: 9593462


  97. Abrams DI. Medical marijuana: tribulations and trials. Journal of psychoactive drugs 1998. PMID: 9692378


  98. Leiser RJ, Mitchell TF, Hahn J, Slome L, Abrams DI. Nurses' attitudes and beliefs toward assisted suicide in AIDS. The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC 1998. PMID: 9513133


  99. 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. 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) 1998. PMID: 9517989


  100. Grant RM, Abrams DI. Not all is dead in HIV-1 graveyard. Lancet (London, England) 1998. PMID: 9652607


  101. Torres RA, Neaton JD, Wentworth DN, Barr MR, Abrams D, Sherer R, Ward T, Sampson J. 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 1998. PMID: 9455514


  102. Deeks SG, Abrams DI. Genotypic-resistance assays and antiretroviral therapy. Lancet (London, England) 1997. PMID: 9167453


  103. Slome LR, Mitchell TF, Charlebois E, Benevedes JM, Abrams DI. Physician-assisted suicide and patients with human immunodeficiency virus disease. The New England journal of medicine 1997. PMID: 9010149


  104. Saravolatz LD, Winslow DL, Collins G, Hodges JS, Pettinelli C, Stein DS, Markowitz N, Reves R, Loveless MO, Crane L, Thompson M, Abrams D. 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 1996. PMID: 8813040


  105. Leiser RJ, Mitchell TF, Hahn JA, Abrams DI. The role of critical care nurses in euthanasia and assisted suicide. The New England journal of medicine 1996. PMID: 8786782


  106. Burack JH, Cohen MR, 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 1996. PMID: 8673548


  107. Abrams DI. Current therapeutic options for Kaposi's sarcoma. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.) 1996. PMID: 16871706


  108. Brosgart CL, Mitchell T, Charlebois E, Coleman R, Mehalko S, Young J, 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 1996. PMID: 8624761


  109. Goldman AI, Carlin BP, Crane LR, Launer C, Korvick JA, Deyton L, 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 1996. PMID: 8556398


  110. Northfelt DW, Charlebois ED, Mirda MI, Child C, Kaplan LD, 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 1995. PMID: 8548345


  111. Fleming TR, Neaton JD, Goldman A, DeMets DL, Launer C, Korvick J, Abrams D. 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 1995. PMID: 7552519


  112. Neaton JD, Wentworth DN, Rhame F, Hogan C, Abrams DI, Deyton L. Considerations in choice of a clinical endpoint for AIDS clinical trials. Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA). Statistics in medicine 1994. PMID: 7846414


  113. Abrams DI. Treatment options in zidovudine intolerance or failure. AIDS (London, England) 1994. PMID: 7840914


  114. Abrams DI, Goldman AI, Launer C, Korvick JA, Neaton JD, Crane LR, Grodesky M, Wakefield S, Muth K, Kornegay S. 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 1994. PMID: 7906384


  115. Jacobson MA, Besch CL, Child C, Hafner R, Matts JP, Muth K, Wentworth DN, Neaton JD, Abrams D, Rimland D. Primary prophylaxis with pyrimethamine for toxoplasmic encephalitis in patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus disease: results of a randomized trial. Terry Beirn Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS. The Journal of infectious diseases 1994. PMID: 8106772


  116. Abrams DI, Mitchell TF, Child CC, Shiboski SC, Brosgart CL, Mass MM. Clofazimine as prophylaxis for disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex infection in AIDS. The Journal of infectious diseases 1993. PMID: 8501340


  117. Cotton DJ, Powderly WG, Feinberg J, Abrams DI, Chaisson RE, Wheat LJ, Finkelstein DM, Tallman V, Zimmer B, Berzon R. 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 1993. PMID: 8329514


  118. Oie S, Jacobson MA, Abrams DI. Alpha 1-acid glycoprotein levels in AIDS patients before and after short-term treatment with zidovudine (ZDV) Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes 1993. PMID: 8097790


  119. Jacobson MA, Owen W, Campbell J, Brosgart C, 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 1993. PMID: 8381032


  120. Abraham C, Sheeran P, Spears R, Abrams D. 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 1992. PMID: 1286655


  121. Northfelt DW, Kaplan LD, Abrams DI. Continuous, low-dose therapy with interferon-alpha for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related immune thrombocytopenic purpura. American journal of hematology 1991. PMID: 1951326


  122. Abrams DI. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and related malignancies: a topical overview. Seminars in oncology 1991. PMID: 1658943


  123. Kaplan LD, Kahn JO, Crowe S, Northfelt D, Neville P, Grossberg H, Abrams DI, Tracey J, Mills J, Volberding PA. 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 1991. PMID: 2033429


  124. Hersh EM, Brewton G, Abrams D, Bartlett J, Galpin J, Gill P, Gorter R, Gottlieb M, Jonikas JJ, Landesman S. Ditiocarb sodium (diethyldithiocarbamate) therapy in patients with symptomatic HIV infection and AIDS. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. JAMA 1991. PMID: 1671884


  125. Jacobson MA, Bacchetti P, Kolokathis A, Chaisson RE, Szabo S, Polsky B, Valainis GT, Mildvan D, Abrams D, Wilber J. Surrogate markers for survival in patients with AIDS and AIDS related complex treated with zidovudine. BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 1991. PMID: 1671651


  126. Greenspan D, Greenspan JS, Overby G, Hollander H, Abrams DI, MacPhail L, Borowsky C, Feigal DW. Risk factors for rapid progression from hairy leukoplakia to AIDS: a nested case-control study. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes 1991. PMID: 2051305


  127. Northfelt DW, Mayer A, Kaplan LD, Abrams DI, Hadley WK, Yajko DM, Herndier BG. The usefulness of diagnostic bone marrow examination in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes 1991. PMID: 2051306


  128. Abrams DI. Alternative therapies in HIV infection. AIDS (London, England) 1990. PMID: 2088397


  129. Abrams DI. The relationship between Kaposi's sarcoma and intestinal parasites among homosexual males in the United States. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes 1990. PMID: 2395086


  130. Jacobson MA, Abrams DI, Volberding PA, Bacchetti P, Wilber J, Chaisson RE, Crowe S, Howard W, Moss A. Serum beta 2-microglobulin decreases in patients with AIDS or ARC treated with azidothymidine. The Journal of infectious diseases 1989. PMID: 2566637


  131. Kaplan LD, Abrams DI, Feigal E, McGrath M, Kahn J, Neville P, Ziegler J, Volberding PA. AIDS-associated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in San Francisco. JAMA 1989. PMID: 2536124


  132. Abrams DI, Kuno S, Wong R, Jeffords K, Nash M, Molaghan JB, Gorter R, Ueno R. Oral dextran sulfate (UA001) in the treatment of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related complex. Annals of internal medicine 1989. PMID: 2463780


  133. Kaplan LD, Abrams DI, Sherwin SA, Kahn J, Volberding PA. A phase I/II study of recombinant tumor necrosis factor and recombinant interferon gamma in patients with AIDS-related complex. Biotechnology therapeutics 1989. PMID: 2562651


  134. Kahn JO, Kaplan LD, Volberding PA, Ziegler JL, Crowe S, Saks SR, Abrams DI. Intralesional recombinant tumor necrosis factor-alpha for AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma: a randomized, double-blind trial. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes 1989. PMID: 2498507


  135. Moran TA, Lovejoy N, Viele CS, Dodd MJ, Abrams DI. Informational needs of homosexual men diagnosed with AIDS or AIDS-related complex. Oncology nursing forum 1988. PMID: 3375108


  136. Ammann AJ, Palladino MA, Volberding P, Abrams D, Martin NL, Conant M. Tumor necrosis factors alpha and beta in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and aids-related complex. Journal of clinical immunology 1987. PMID: 3693521


  137. Schneider PA, Abrams DI, Rayner AA, Hohn DC. Immunodeficiency-associated thrombocytopenic purpura (IDTP). Response to splenectomy. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) 1987. PMID: 3662799


  138. Abrams DI, Volberding PA. Alpha interferon therapy of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma. Seminars in oncology 1987. PMID: 3589704


  139. Kaplan LD, Wolfe PR, Volberding PA, Feorino P, Levy JA, Abrams DI, Kiprov D, Wong R, Kaufman L, Gottlieb MS. Lack of response to suramin in patients with AIDS and AIDS-related complex. The American journal of medicine 1987. PMID: 3548350


  140. Greenspan D, Greenspan JS, Hearst NG, Pan LZ, Conant MA, Abrams DI, Hollander H, Levy JA. Relation of oral hairy leukoplakia to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus and the risk of developing AIDS. The Journal of infectious diseases 1987. PMID: 3492574


  141. Abrams DI. AIDS update--1987. Advances in alcohol & substance abuse 1987. PMID: 3329448


  142. Abrams DI, Kaplan LD, McGrath MS, Volberding PA. AIDS-related benign lymphadenopathy and malignant lymphoma: clinical aspects and virologic interactions. AIDS research 1986. PMID: 3828009


  143. Abrams DI, Volberding PA. Alpha interferon therapy of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma. Seminars in oncology 1986. PMID: 3532335


  144. Kaplan L, Abrams D, Volberding P. Treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome with an alternating vincristine-vinblastine regimen. Cancer treatment reports 1986. PMID: 3742492


  145. Abrams DI, Dilley JW, Maxey LM, Volberding PA. Routine care and psychosocial support of the patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The Medical clinics of North America 1986. PMID: 3959664


  146. Nyberg DA, Jeffrey RB, Federle MP, Bottles K, Abrams DI. AIDS-related lymphomas: evaluation by abdominal CT. Radiology 1986. PMID: 3952331


  147. Abrams DI. AIDS-related lymphadenopathy: the role of biopsy. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 1986. PMID: 3944602


  148. Jeffrey RB, Nyberg DA, Bottles K, Abrams DI, Federle MP, Wall SD, Wing VW, Laing FC. Abdominal CT in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 1986. PMID: 3510046


  149. Abrams DI, Kiprov DD, Goedert JJ, Sarngadharan MG, Gallo RC, Volberding PA. Antibodies to human T-lymphotropic virus type III and development of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in homosexual men presenting with immune thrombocytopenia. Annals of internal medicine 1986. PMID: 3000249


  150. Bottles K, Cohen MB, Brodie H, Jeffrey RB, Nyberg DA, Abrams DI. Fine-needle aspiration cytology of lymphadenopathy in homosexual males. Diagnostic cytopathology 1986. PMID: 3720481


  151. Greenspan JS, Greenspan D, Lennette ET, Abrams DI, Conant MA, Petersen V, Freese UK. Replication of Epstein-Barr virus within the epithelial cells of oral "hairy" leukoplakia, an AIDS-associated lesion. The New England journal of medicine 1985. PMID: 2999595


  152. Volberding PA, Abrams DI, Conant M, Kaslow K, Vranizan K, Ziegler J. Vinblastine therapy for Kaposi's sarcoma in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Annals of internal medicine 1985. PMID: 4026082


  153. Volberding P, Abrams D. Clinical care and research in AIDS. The Hastings Center report 1985. PMID: 4055346


  154. Moss AR, Bacchetti P, Osmond D, Dritz S, Abrams D, Conant M, Volberding P, Ziegler J. Incidence of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in San Francisco, 1980-1983. The Journal of infectious diseases 1985. PMID: 3874250


  155. Moss AR, Abrams D, Conant M, Volberding P. Incidence of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in San Francisco. Frontiers of radiation therapy and oncology 1985. PMID: 3979822


  156. Volberding PA, Wofsy CB, Abrams DI. Interferon and interleukin-2 therapy of Kaposi's sarcoma. Advances in experimental medicine and biology 1985. PMID: 3875980


  157. Abrams DI, Kiprov DD, Volberding PA. Isolated thrombocytopenia in homosexual men--longitudinal follow-up. Advances in experimental medicine and biology 1985. PMID: 3929576


  158. Abrams DI, Mess T, Volberding PA. Lymphadenopathy: end-point prodrome? Update of a 36-month prospective study. Advances in experimental medicine and biology 1985. PMID: 2994422


  159. Ziegler JL, Beckstead JA, Volberding PA, Abrams DI, Levine AM, Lukes RJ, Gill PS, Burkes RL, Meyer PR, Metroka CE. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 90 homosexual men. Relation to generalized lymphadenopathy and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The New England journal of medicine 1984. PMID: 6611504


  160. Abrams DI, Lewis BJ, Beckstead JH, Casavant CA, Drew WL. Persistent diffuse lymphadenopathy in homosexual men: endpoint or prodrome? Annals of internal medicine 1984. PMID: 6326630


  161. Lozada-Nur F, Silverman S, Migliorati C, Conant M, Abrams D, Volverding PA, Greenspan D. The diagnosis of AIDS and AIDS related complex in the dental office: findings in 171 homosexual males. CDA journal 1984. PMID: 6590130


  162. Abrams DI, Robia M, Blumenfeld W, Simonson J, Cohen MB, Hadley WK. Disseminated coccidioidomycosis in AIDS. The New England journal of medicine 1984. PMID: 6700694


  163. Ammann AJ, Schiffman G, Abrams D, Volberding P, Ziegler J, Conant M. B-cell immunodeficiency in acquired immune deficiency syndrome. JAMA 1984. PMID: 6608011


  164. Moon KL, Federle MP, Abrams DI, Volberding P, Lewis BJ. Kaposi sarcoma and lymphadenopathy syndrome: limitations of abdominal CT in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Radiology 1984. PMID: 6691105


  165. Abrams DI, Chinn EK, Lewis BJ, Volberding PA, Conant MA, Townsend RM. Hematologic manifestations in homosexual men with Kaposi's sarcoma. American journal of clinical pathology 1984. PMID: 6704205


  166. Ziegler JL, Bragg K, Abrams D, Beckstead J, Cogan M, Volberding P, Baer D, Wilkinson L, Rosenbaum E, Grant K. High-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in patients with AIDS. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1984. PMID: 6598309


  167. Abrams DI, Lewis BJ, Volberding PA. Lymphadenopathy: endpoint or prodrome? Update of a 24-month prospective study. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1984. PMID: 6335951


  168. Ammann AJ, Abrams D, Conant M, Chudwin D, Cowan M, Volberding P, Lewis B, Casavant C. Acquired immune dysfunction in homosexual men: immunologic profiles. Clinical immunology and immunopathology 1983. PMID: 6223758


  169. Moss AR, Bacchetti P, Gorman M, Dritz S, Conant M, Abrams DI, Volberding P, Ziegler J. AIDS in the "gay" areas of San Francisco. Lancet (London, England) 1983. PMID: 6132235


  170. Drew WL, Conant MA, Miner RC, Huang ES, Ziegler JL, Groundwater JR, Gullett JH, Volberding P, Abrams DI, Mintz L. Cytomegalovirus and Kaposi's sarcoma in young homosexual men. Lancet (London, England) 1982. PMID: 6123839