Ana Pérez de Ayala

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We report a case of meningeal melanocytoma in the thoracic spinal cord of a 44-year-old woman and review previously documented cases. Our patient experienced numbness and tingling in her left leg for 8 years, and low back pains with intermittent claudication for the previous 2 months. A histologically benign 20-mm tumour was totally resected. Radiation(More)
The Multi-Institutional Osteosarcoma Study (MIOS) was designed to determine whether intensive multiagent adjuvant chemotherapy improves the outcome of patients with nonmetastatic high-grade osteosarcoma of the extremity as compared with concurrent controls. After definitive surgery of the primary tumor, patients were randomly assigned to immediate adjuvant(More)
PURPOSE Advanced-stage follicular lymphoma is considered incurable. The pace of improvements in treatment has been slow. This article analyzes five sequential cohorts of patients with stage IV follicular lymphoma treated between 1972 and 2002. METHODS Five consecutive studies (two were randomized trials) involving 580 patients were analyzed for overall(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the duration of survival (S) of patients with metastatic osteosarcoma (MOS) at diagnosis treated with a multiagent, ifosfamide-containing chemotherapeutic and surgical regimen and to evaluate the toxicity of this regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients aged younger than 30 years received two courses of ifosfamide followed by(More)
PURPOSE Standard therapy for patients with stage I-II indolent lymphoma has been involved-field radiation therapy (IF-XRT), which achieves 10-year disease-free survival in 40% to 50% of patients, with many of these patients cured. We investigated the potential for combined-modality therapy to increase the disease-free survival for such patients. PATIENTS(More)
Treatment for patients with stage IV indolent lymphoma ranges from watchful waiting to intensive chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation. In this trial we compared 2 induction regimens followed by 1 year of interferon maintenance therapy. Fludarabine, mitoxantrone (Novantrone), and dexamethasone (FND) were compared with an alternating triple therapy(More)
Treatment-related myelodysplasia (t-MDS) occurs less frequently with the nucleoside analogs than with DNA-damaging agents such as alkylators or topoisomerase II inhibitors. In a chemoimmunotherapy trial conducted between 1997 and 2003 in patients with stage IV indolent lymphoma, 202 patients were treated and 8 have developed MDS between 1 and 5 years after(More)
BACKGROUND Myelosuppression and immunosuppression occur with purine analogs. The objective of the current study was to investigate the effects of combined fludarabine, mitoxantrone, and dexamethasone (FND) followed by interferon/dexamethasone on myelosuppression (absolute neutrophil counts), immunosuppression (CD4 and CD8 counts), and infectious(More)
We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of nitazoxanide in disseminated cystic echinococcosis (DCE) that failed to respond to surgical and antiparasitic therapy. We report on seven patients (five of them with bony involvement): two cases from the literature and five patients who were included in a compassionate trial of nitazoxanide therapy in our hospital.(More)
Neutral and acid mucins and eosinophil and argyrophil crystalloids were studied in the glandular intraluminal contents of 130 prostatic carcinomas (PCa) and 22 atypical adenomatous hyperplasias (AAH). Specimens were studied in the usual extension for diagnostic purposes and considered positive when minimal amounts of mucin or any crystalloid were present.(More)