Ana Marta Pires

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BACKGROUND The loss of CD45, the leukocyte-common antigen, has been described in rare cases of large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) subtypes with extranodal involvement by immunohistochemical methods. Here we report a case of a patient with LBCL, with no extranodal lesions, which is CD45 negative by flow cytometry (FC) immunophenotyping. METHODS Immunophenotyping(More)
Altered Cyclin D1 activity, due to gene amplification and/or protein overexpression, is related to the development of several human cancers, including head and neck SCC. This study investigated the relationship between CCND1 A870G gene polymorphism and amplification with the development and progression of laryngeal SCC, considering the implications of tumor(More)
Clinical and sleep EEG effects of trazodone in major depression were investigated using a 5-week single-blind study design. Nine patients with DSM-N major depression were selected. Trazodone (50-250 mg) was given following a 2-week placebo run-in period. Both sleep and psychiatric evaluations were performed at different time points. Early and persistent(More)
Symptoms of psoas muscular abscess in children are nonspecific and differential diagnosis is made among diseases included in childreńs acute hip pain syndrome, imaging tests being necessary for diagnostic confirmation. During the first semester of 1995, 48,550 children were examined in Pronto Socorro do Instituto da Criança do Hospital das Clínicas da(More)
This study purports to investigate the relation between negative predictions and quality of life occurring in dysthymia and non-melancholic depression according DSM-IV, in the absence of any personality disorders. The relation between anticipation and quality of life (QoL) is also examined. The results suggest that both anticipatory cognitions and the QoL(More)
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