Alejandro Curcio

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One hundred six patients with histologically proven bronchogenic carcinoma were tested for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA), and carbohydrate antigenic determinant 19-9 (CA19-9). A total of 349 CEAs, 350 TPAs, and 317 CA19-9s were measured. In addition, sera were assayed from 57 patients with pulmonary benign diseases and(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive multiple breast cancers with a single histological feature (MBCSH) are routinely assessed for biological parameters to indicate adjuvant treatments only in the largest invasive carcinomas. However, the heterogeneity of individual foci in multiple carcinomas has not been widely studied. We analyzed whether such biological features are(More)
In 98 newly diagnosed patients with histologically proven bronchogenic carcinoma seen at Cuneo Hospital of Chest Diseases from July 1983 to December 1984, multiple biomarker assays were performed. Fiftynine cases had more than one carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and/or tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA) assay during the course of the disease, at 3- to 12-week(More)
Recommendations concerning the continuation of chemotherapy in nonresponding patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and stable disease after the first chemotherapy test are empirical and often conflicting. Between 1984 and 1987, 116 inoperable NSCLC patients were treated with methotrexate, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and lomustine (MACC(More)
Ninety-two nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients were treated with a combination chemotherapy containing methotrexate, adriamycin, cyclophosphamide and CCNU (MACC). The regimen was administered in the dose and schedule originally reported. Median survival for all patients was 32 weeks. Only 6 patients demonstrated an objective response with a median(More)
A left ventricular bypass procedure using a cardiac allograft was performed in a patient with a long history of rheumatic heart disease and two aortic valve replacements. Normal cardiac function was reestablished, and the only problem following transplantation was that of serious arrhythmias involving the recipient heart. Eighteen months after left(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiotoxicity represents a major limitation for the use of anthracyclines or trastuzumab in breast cancer patients. Data from longitudinal studies of diastolic dysfunction (DD) in this group of patients are scarce. The objective of the present study was to assess the incidence, evolution, and predictors of DD in patients with breast cancer(More)
To evaluate the clinical significance of tumor Ga-67 uptake, we studied 89 consecutive patients with a potentially resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by performing a whole body Ga-67 scan. For each scintigraphy, an overall Ga-67 accumulation index (T-N) and a volume independent index (T/Nr) were calculated. Both parameters were related to disease(More)
INTRODUCTION Decreased plasma vitamin D (VD) levels are linked to cardiovascular damage. However, clinical trials have not demonstrated a benefit of VD supplements on left ventricular (LV) remodelling. Anterior ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) is the best human model to study the effect of treatments on LV remodelling. We present a(More)
Ten patients, all men, have been operated of heterotopic heart transplantation since the end of 1974. Ages ranged from 59 to 24 years with an average of 38 years. Six of them suffered from ischaemic heart disease, two from cardiomiopathy and two from rheumatic heart disease. All of them presented end stage cardiac disease. The first two patients underwent(More)