Enrique Granados

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We performed a randomized trial to compare two regimens of low-risk kidney allograft recipients in the first year after transplantation. Both regimens initially included sirolimus, tacrolimus and steroids; one with long-term maintenance with these drugs vs. tacrolimus withdrawal. Group I: sirolimus levels of 4-8 ng/mL, plus tacrolimus 8-12 ng/mL for 3(More)
Functional defects in growth hormone (GH) secretion and its efficacy as a complementary treatment have been suggested for fibromyalgia. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of low-dose GH as an add-on therapy in patients with both severe FM and low insulin-like growth factor 1 levels. A total of 120 patients were enrolled in a multicenter,(More)
A national survey of tuberculosis after hematopoietic stem cell transplant (SCT) was undertaken to study incidence, clinical presentation and outcome. Twenty confirmed cases were found among 8,013 patients (eight in 5,147 autologous and 12 in 2,866 allogeneic SCT). The estimated incidence in cases/10(5) patients/year (95% CI) was 101 (56.5-145) for the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The population of elderly patients with hematologic malignancies is increasing and so will the activity of stem cell transplantation (SCT) in this population. The aim of this study was to analyze the toxicity and survival of allogeneic SCT in patients 50 years and older (elderly group), and compare the results with a standard adult(More)
The appearance of a chronic B lymphocytosis is usually associated with the existence of an underlying monoclonal malignant condition. However, a few cases of persistent polyclonal B cell lymphocytosis (PPBL), presented in young asymptomatic women with an uneventful course, have been reported in recent years. In these PPBL cases, since the lymphocytes(More)
A patient with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) treated with interferon alpha (IFN alpha) and who developed autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is described. The patient was treated with IFN alpha 2a, a complete cytogenetic response was achieved 5 months later, and this response has lasted now more than 7 years. Autoimmune hypothyroidism appeared at 18 months of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The lymphoproliferative disorders of large granular lymphocytes (LGLD) are divided into two groups: T-cell type and NK-cell type. These entities may be either asymptomatic or associated with autoimmune manifestations (especially cytopenias). A number of surface receptors, expressed by NK-cells and some T-lymphocyte subsets repress(More)
Clinical outcome of 47 consecutive patients with advanced HD who underwent ASCT in our Department was analyzed retrospectively. Median age was 28 years (28 males and 19 females). At transplant, 15 (32%) patients were in CR (five in first CR after two chemotherapy regimens and 10 in second CR), eight (17%) in PR (seven without a prior CR), 22 (51%) had(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There is only limited experience with conditioning regimens based on busulfan for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the event-free survival (EFS), transplant-related mortality (TRM) and the probability of relapse (PR) of patients undergoing hematopoietic cell(More)
We present the case of a full-term newborn in whom purpura fulminans developed shortly after birth. A diagnosis of homozygous protein C deficiency was established based upon undetectable plasma protein C activity and antigenemia in the newborn infant, and was later confirmed by protein C gene analysis. Specific replacement therapy with intravenous protein C(More)