Elisangela Neto Ribeiro

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The diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is based on peripheral cytopenias, bone marrow (BM) morphology and karyotyping. This may be difficult in cases with few dysplastic elements in BM and a normal karyotype. We examined the utility of flow cytometric analysis for the differential diagnosis between MDS and non-clonal disorders (NCD) presenting(More)
The WHO classification for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) has introduced new categories with prognostic relevance. Our aim was to examine the predictive value of the WHO and the FAB classification compared to parameters of peripheral blood, bone marrow and IPSS. Clinical data, peripheral blood counts, bone marrow (BM) cytology and histology and survival(More)
Several phenotypic abnormalities of bone marrow (BM) hemopoietic precursors have been associated with disease progression in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). We analyzed the influence on overall survival of the expression of lineage and maturation-associated antigens of BM hemopoietic cells quantified in a previous study. In the univariate Cox regression(More)
Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is an emerging health problem that threatens tuberculosis (TB) control worldwide, since suitable treatment for this disease has not yet been found. We report a case of secondary pulmonary XDR-TB in a 54-year-old, HIV-negative male from Goiânia, Brazil. The patient had long-standing pulmonary tuberculosis(More)
Recent studies concerning the pathophysiology of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) have shown evidences for the existence of complex interactions between hematopoietic stem cells and the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment. We analyzed the B-lymphocyte maturation in BM of patients with MDS. For this purpose, 41 newly-diagnosed patients were analyzed.(More)
The role of apoptosis in the pathobiology of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) remains controversial. We studied the expression of CD95 and CD95L in CD34+ cells of patients with newly diagnosed MDS by flow cytometry, and examined the relation between this expression and FAB and WHO types, total number of CD34+ bone marrow (BM) cells and the degree of(More)
PURPOSE To compare the behavior of serum cortisol and ACTH levels and platelet kinetics after laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy. METHODS In this prospective study, 31 patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis submitted to elective cholecystectomy, 17 by the laparoscopic route and 14 by the open route, were compared. Peripheral blood samples were(More)
Multi-drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR-TB) may result from either insufficiency of the host cellular immune response or mycobacterial mechanisms of resistance. Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific CD8+ and CD4+ T lymphocytes from MDR-TB patients are poorly studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate CD4+IFN-gamma+, CD4+IL-10+, CD8(+)IFN-gamma+(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical studies have shown that amifostine (AMF) improves peripheral cytopenias in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). We studied the expression of Fas/FasL on CD34+ cells in low risk MDS and its change after AMF treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients received AMF 400 mg/m2 3x/week for 3 weeks and 2 weeks off treatment. Peripheral blood counts(More)
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