Ana Alfonso

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In patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), assessment of the risk of fatal recurrent VTE and fatal bleeding during anticoagulation may help to guide intensity and duration of therapy. We aimed to provide estimates of the case-fatality rate (CFR) of recurrent VTE and major bleeding during anticoagulation in a 'real life' population, and to assess these(More)
Many cancer patients are at high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hospitalisation; nevertheless, thromboprophylaxis is frequently underused. Electronic alerts (e-alerts) have been associated with improvement in thromboprophylaxis use and a reduction of the incidence of VTE, both during hospitalisation and after discharge, particularly in the(More)
Extensive screening strategies to detect occult cancer in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) are complex and no benefit in terms of survival has been reported. FDG-PET/CT (2-[F-18] fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography), a noninvasive technique for the diagnosis and staging of(More)
INTRODUCTION Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a heterogeneous entity, showing a highly variable outcome. In patients with DLBCL relapsed/refractory to first-line treatment with rituximab the usefulness of the revised International Prognostic Index (R-IPI) as a prognostic tool remains unexplored. Some biological parameters (B-cell lymphoma 6 [Bcl-6],(More)
a Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain b Servicio de Hematología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain c Departamento de Anestesiología, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain d Departamento de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra,(More)
This retrospective study evaluates the impact of rituximab on PTLD response and survival in a single-centre cohort. PTLD cases between 1984 and 2009, including heart, kidney, liver and lung transplant recipients, were included. Survival was analysed taking into account the type of PTLD (monomorphic vs. polymorphic), EBV infection status, IPI score, Ann(More)
INTRODUCTION Current clinical practice guidelines do not recommend routine pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in cancer outpatients receiving chemotherapy. However, a high proportion of cancer-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE) events occur in this setting. There are scarce data on the use of thromboprophylaxis in ambulatory cancer patients in real(More)
AIM Protein-energy malnutrition as well as systemic inflammation and metabolic disorders are common in patients with chronic kidney failure, who require renal replacement therapy (haemodialysis). Such malnutrition is a factor that significantly contributes to their morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated the nutritional status of haemodialysis(More)