Antonio Galán

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The purpose of this phase II trial was to determine the efficacy and safety of the XELOX (capecitabine/oxaliplatin) regimen as first-line therapy in the elderly patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (MCRC). A total of 50 patients with MCRC aged ⩾70 years received oxaliplatin 130 mg m−2 on day 1 followed by oral capecitabine 1000 mg m−2 twice daily on(More)
BACKGROUND In chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, the ability to excrete a phosphate load is impaired. Compensatory increase in parathyroid hormone (PTH) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) promote phosphaturia. Serum FGF23 concentration is considered an early biomarker of excess phosphate load and high levels of FGF23 have been associated with(More)
Purpose: In this multicentre phase II study, the efficacy and safety profile of the combination of docetaxel and epirubicin as first-line chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer (MBC) were evaluated.Methods: Epirubicin (75 mg/m2) and docetaxel (75 mg/m2) were given intravenously once every 3 weeks for six cycles to 133 patients with MBC.Results: The(More)
BACKGROUND Docetaxel is a widely accepted second-line treatment in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a risk of myelotoxicity. This study evaluated the efficacy and toxicity profile of two docetaxel regimens in NSCLC patients who had failed first-line non-docetaxel-based chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 259 patients from 33(More)
The implanting blastocyst must appose and adhere to the endometrial epithelium and, subsequently, invade it. Locally regulated uterine epithelial apoptosis induced by the embryo is a crucial step of the epithelial invasion in rodents. To address the physiological relevance of this process in humans, we investigated the effect of single human blastocysts on(More)
Somatostatin analogues (SSAs) are indicated to relieve carcinoid syndrome but seem to have antiproliferative effects on neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). This is the first prospective study investigating tumour stabilisation with the long-acting SSA lanreotide Autogel in patients with progressive NETs. This was a multicentre, open-label, phase II trial(More)
Maternal steroid hormones play a critical role in establishing the receptive phase of implantation. In addition to that, the embryo is able to modulate endometrial molecules during the apposition phase (chemokines) and the adhesion phase (adhesion and anti-adhesion molecules). Moreover, the human embryo also exerts a coordinated regulation of endometrial(More)
Currently, monotherapy is considered a valid alternative to the combination antibiotic treatments used for initial, empirical management of febrile neutropenia. The advent of new cephalosporins warrants assessment. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the effectiveness of cefepime monotherapy in the treatment of cancer patients with febrile(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the concordance of the radiographic classification of Eaton-Littler for the diagnosis of basal thumb joint osteoarthritis (BTJO). The null hypothesis was that the concordance was due to chance and the alternative was that the concordance was not due to chance. MATERIAL AND METHOD We have observed the x-rays of 46 patients with symptoms(More)
Extended embryo culture together with amelioration of embryo selection methods and embryo culture conditions have allowed a substantial increase on both pregnancy and implantation rates. However, uterine embryo transfers are still performed after 2 to 6 days of egg retrieval. In this paper, we show the results of two studies, one prospective study comparing(More)