Ferran Calabuig Moreno

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To evaluate the utility of CEA and CA 15.3 for early diagnosis of recurrence, serial serum determinations of both antigens were performed in 1023 patients (follow-up: 1–10 years, mean 6.2 years) with primary breast cancer (CA 15.3 in 533 cases) and no evidence of residual disease (NED) after radical treatment (radical mastectomy or simple mastectomy and(More)
This study assessed changes in quality of life (QoL) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) during a diet and physical activity (PA) intervention in breast cancer (BC) survivors and investigated the relation between these changes. The intervention of this single-arm pre-post study involved supervised, 1-hour weekly, diet sessions and 75-minute bi-weekly PA(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the utility of a boost with interstitial brachytherapy (BT) in breast-conserving therapy (BCT) by doing a thorough review of the literature and describing in detail our technique for delivering this boost. MATERIAL AND METHODS Our department has been delivering the boost with interstitial BT since 1989, in most cases with rigid(More)
PURPOSE Penis brachytherapy (PB) remains an alternative in the cancer treatment. The objective of this study was to assess the oncologic outcomes, sexual function, and the sexual behavior of men treated by PB for a cancer of the penis. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1992 and 2009, 47 patients with a cancer of the penis were treated by PB ((192)Ir), in the(More)
After 2 weeks of intravenous challenge with Mycobacterium simiae, ICR outbred mice were treated with clarithromycin, ofloxacin, or clarithromycin plus ethambutol for 4 weeks. All three therapy groups demonstrated a decrease in the level of infection in both the lungs and the spleen. There were no significant differences among the three treated groups in(More)
PURPOSE To provide more information for the clinician and to analyze the impact of the boost with brachytherapy on the local disease-free survival (LDFS), disease-free survival (DFS), specific overall survival (OS), and cosmesis, a retrospective study of external radiation therapy and (192)Ir implantation in early breast cancer at Institut Català(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to retrospectively compare different approaches including neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS Ninety-six consecutive patients with pyriform sinus squamous cell carcinoma with no distant metastases were entered. The first 48 patients were treated with surgery plus postoperative radiation therapy (50-60 Gy)(More)
Negative pressure therapy (NPT) is a widely recognised procedure for the temporary closure of open abdominal wounds. In this study, we compare two NPT products, the V.A.C.® abdominal dressing (AD) system and the new ABThera™ (ABT) system, in terms of the primary closure rates achieved, types of closure, and the associated morbidity. We employed a(More)