Chenia Martinez

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Autosomal recessive osteopetrosis (OP) is characterized by insufficient osteoclast activity resulting in defective bone resorption and marked increase in skeletal mass and density. OP has been successfully treated with hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), secondary to engraftment of donor-derived functioning osteoclasts resulting in remodeling of bone(More)
Pegylated recombinant human megakaryocyte growth and development factor (PEG-rHuMGDF) administered after acute myeloid leukemia (AML) chemotherapy (CT) failed to shorten the time of transfusion-dependent thrombocytopenia in a previous study. In this multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study we determined the effect of administration of(More)
We analyzed the prognostic factors for a successful mobilization and peripheral blood stem cell collection in a series of 57 consecutive patients with multiple myeloma (MM); a new scoring system to predict an adequate mobilization in this subset of patients was also constructed. A total of 221 aphereses were performed in 57 patients with MM. The median time(More)
 The effects of both daily G-CSF administration and subsequent peripheral blood progenitor cell collection (PBPCC) by apheresis on 20 healthy adult donors were studied. All received daily G-CSF (filgrastim) 10 μg/kg for 5–7 days by subcutaneous injection. G-CSF administration was well tolerated, except for moderate bone pain and headache. Peak values of(More)
 Allogeneic peripheral blood progenitor cell transplantation (PBPCT) is increasingly being used to treat hematologic malignancies. However, the capacity of PBPC to maintain long-term hematopoiesis remains controversial. To add further information to this issue we studied the chimeric status in 12 patients receiving G-CSF-mobilized PBPC from HLA-identical(More)
Spontaneous splenic rupture is a rare, though life-threatening complication of some hematological malignancies and is even more infrequent as the initial symptom of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We describe the fourth case, to our knowledge, of acute lymphoblastic leukemia presenting as splenic rupture, and for the first time the immunophenotype and(More)
Twenty-six patients with hematological or solid tumors who developed bacteremia caused byStenotrophomonas maltophilia (n=10),Pseudomonas putida (n=6),Sphingomonas paucimobilis complex (n=4) orAlcaligenes xylosoxidans (n=6) in the period between 1993 and 1995 were studied. Seventeen patients were neutropenic during the infection, and 13 were undergoing bone(More)
Conventional cytogenetic (CC) study and molecular analysis were performed in 150 leukapheresis products from 36 patients diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia who were included in an autologous stem cell transplantation program. The aims of the study were to evaluate the effectiveness of these two methods for the detection of residual disease in the(More)
BACKGROUND Nutritional iron deficiency in infants over 4 months of age is one of the most common deficiency disorders. Dietary iron is comprised of non-haem and haem iron, the latter being absorbed by a separate pathway and more efficiently than non-haem iron. Fortification of infant weaning foods is one of the strategies adopted for preventing iron(More)