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A retrospective, international, multicenter study was undertaken to assess: (i) the prognostic role of 'interim' positron emission tomography performed during treatment with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma; and (ii) the reproducibility of the Deauville five-point scale for the interpretation of interim(More)
Therapy of Hodgkin disease (HD) is designed to prolong progression-free survival and minimize toxicity. The best regimen to achieve this has not yet been defined. A total of 108 patients with newly diagnosed HD and adverse prognostic factors were prospectively studied between 1999 and 2004. They were assigned to therapy according to defined risk(More)
PURPOSE The use of 18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in primary gastric lymphoma (PGL) is challenging due to physiologic FDG activity in the stomach and variability in the degree of uptake in various histologic subtypes. This study assesses FDG avidity and PET/CT patterns in newly diagnosed PGL. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE A phase II clinical trial was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of high-dose cladribine (2CDA) for treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in the accelerated or blast phase. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nineteen patients were treated. The median age was 55 years (range, 30 to 73). Six were older than 60 years. Eight had progressed after(More)
UNLABELLED PET/CT with (18)F-FDG is an important noninvasive diagnostic tool for management of patients with lymphoma, and its use may surpass current guideline recommendations. The aim of the present study is to enlarge the growing body of evidence concerning (18)F-FDG avidity of lymphoma to provide a basis for future guidelines. METHODS The reports from(More)
Divergent views remain regarding the safety of treating anemia with red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We used a prospective database to study effect of RBC transfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI; n = 2,358). Cox regression models were used to determine the association between RBC(More)
BACKGROUND The investigational endeavors of ovarian cryopreservation await the clinical experience of auto- or xenotransplantation, in vitro maturation of thawed primordial follicles, their in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Although promising, this experience is not yet available. Moreover, the risk of possible reimplantation of malignant stem(More)
NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1) detoxifies quinones. The NQO1*2 variant enzyme (codon 609 C-->T, encoding a proline to serine substitution) with greatly reduced activity has been reported to predispose to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Our aim was to examine the relationship between NQO1*2 and AML in Israeli patients. We analyzed for NQO1*2 in 262(More)
The sterol 27-hydroxylase (EC catalyzes steps in the oxidation of sterol intermediates that form bile acids. Mutations in this gene give rise to the autosomal recessive disease cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX). CTX is characterized by tendon xanthomas, cataracts, a multitude of neurological manifestations, and premature atherosclerosis. A(More)
INTRODUCTION Malignancy is often associated with hematological disorders, but rarely is the diagnosis of malignancy secondary to the diagnosis of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia. CASE REPORTS We report hereby two patients with metastatic gastric carcinoma presenting with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia.(More)