Armen Kasyan

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CONTEXT Acute erythroid leukemia (AEL) is an uncommon type of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), representing less than 5% of all cases. Acute erythroid leukemia is characterized by a predominant erythroid proliferation, and in the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification scheme there are 2 subtypes: erythroleukemia (erythroid/myeloid leukemia) and(More)
Acute erythroid leukemia (AEL) is a rare type of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for which diagnostic criteria have been refined in the 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of AML. The relationship of AEL to myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) and to AML with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC) is not clearly defined. We conducted a(More)
The diagnostic criteria for acute erythroid leukemia have been controversial since this disease was initially described. Using the current World Health Organization classification criteria, we retrospectively reviewed cases of acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome in which erythroid precursors were >or=50% of the bone marrow nucleated cell(More)
Arteriogenic erectile dysfunction is associated with impairment of vascular perfusion to the erectile components of the penis. Animal studies have identified insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) as penile angiogenic growth factors, but the role of these factors in humans is not well understood. We evaluated the ex(More)
The objective of the present study was to evaluate age-related changes in the protein and gene expression of modulators of erectile function (nitric oxide [NO] and endothelin-1 [ET-1]) and growth factors such as transforming growth factor (TGF-beta1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the penile tissue of Brown-Norway (BN) rats. Young and old(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the morphological, immunological and functional response to small intestinal submucosa grafting of the tunica albuginea to determine its potential as a grafting material for penile surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Male New Zealand White rabbits underwent a sham procedure (6) or tunical excision and grafting with small intestinal(More)
Benign lymphoid hyperplasia is a disorder characterized by polyclonal lymphocytic infiltration of orbital tissues, predominantly with B-cells. Rituximab is a monoclonal antibody directed against CD20, a B-cell marker. Two patients with recurrent orbital masses involving the lacrimal glands were treated with rituximab. The diagnosis of benign lymphoid(More)
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