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In this study, 54 patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) were treated in a phase II, multicentric trial with ifosfamide-mesna 1500 mg/m2 IV days 1-3, idarubicin 12 mg/m2 IV day 1 and etoposide 100 mg/m2 IV day 1-3 (MIZE). Overall response was 72%; complete response (CR) and partial response (PR) were 46% and 26% respectively. In(More)
We describe the cytogenetic, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and molecular findings in a patient who developed a typical chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) 20 months after the diagnosis of a Philadelphia (Ph)-positive chronic myeloid leukemia. Unstimulated bone marrow culture showed a 46,XX,t(9;22)(q34;q11) karyotype, and interphase FISH detected(More)
Stroke is a well-documented complication of amphetamine abuse. Methylphenidate, chemically and pharmacologically similar to amphetamines, is widely used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder in children. The possibility of vasculitis connected to methylphenidate should not be surprising. A case is reported of stroke associated with ingestion of(More)
BACKGROUND A decrease in hemoglobin concentration [Hb] with no apparent cause is frequently observed in critically ill patients. Scarce information is available about this situation in general ward-admitted patients (GWAP). OBJECTIVES To describe [Hb] variation with no obvious cause in GWAP, and to estimate the prevalence and predictors of patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The rationale of the present study is based on the property of technetium-SESTAMIBI to enter malignant and other highly metabolic cells, and then to be pumped out of them by the multidrug-resistant (MDR) system, strongly depending on the expression of the MDR-1 gene encoded P-glycoprotein (Pgp-170). METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-one patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION Antiphospholipid antibodies lupus anticoagulant (LA) and anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) play a role in promoting arterial and venous thrombosis in several vascular territories. Acute vestibular syndromes are a common complaint in general and neurology practice. Approximately 9% of cases are due to central nervous system vestibular areas(More)
Mechanisms leading to decreased platelet count in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) are heterogeneous. This study describes increased platelet apoptosis involving loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm), caspase 3 activation (aCasp3) and phosphatidylserine (PS) externalization in a cohort of adult ITP patients. Apoptosis was not related to platelet(More)