Despina A Gribabis

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UNLABELLED Neovascularisation and bone resorption are related to myeloma disease activity. OBJECTIVES To investigate the possible prognostic importance of serum syndecan-1, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) levels, the relationship between them, with parameters of disease activity and the effect of treatment on their levels.(More)
Bone marrow angiogenesis has recently been implicated in the pathophysiology and course of various haematological malignancies. Little is known, however, about the significance of this phenomenon in hairy cell leukaemia (HCL). We evaluated various morphometric characteristics of microvessels, highlighted by means of anti-CD34 immunohistochemistry, in the(More)
The clinical reaction and the immunological response to influenza virus vaccine were studied in 43 B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients. The Vaxigrip vaccine was administered containing the antigens A/Ghizhou/54/89, A/Singapore/6/86, and B/Yamagata/16/88. The side-effects observed were minimal and well tolerated. Antibody production with titres >(More)
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) is a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma characterized by the presence in patients' serum of an IgM monoclonal component. We report on our experience with 60 WM patients, focusing on their clinical findings, response to treatment, and the possible identification of prognostic factors. Of these patients, 70% presented with(More)
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a form of reactive lymphadenopathy, which was firstly described in Japan, but is uncommon in the Western world. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of nine cases of adult or adolescent Kikuchi’s disease diagnosed in a single Haematology Unit in Athens, Greece between 1990 and 2006. The median age of the patients was(More)
In the contribution on “Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia: clinical course and prognostic factors in 60 patients,” there is an error in the “Treatment” section of “Patients and methods.” It should read "10 mg fixed dose,” rather than "10 mg/kg.” Thus the passage should read as follows: “Fifty-one patients received intermittent oral chlorambucil as first-line(More)
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