Gérard Delépine

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From 1984 to 1988 we implanted 127 massive allografts irradiated with a dose of 25,000 grays. These were reviewed at a minimum follow-up of three years to determine the effect of irradiation on infection, the complications and the functional result. No bacteriological infection was seen in the 44 patients who had allografts for revision of joint(More)
The disease-free survival (DFS) in 87 patients with high-grade non-metastatic osteosarcoma of the limbs treated in 3 consecutive pilot studies was compared. From 1978-1982 (Group 1), 41 patients were treated after surgery by adjuvant chemotherapy alternating 2 non-cross resistant cyclic combinations each month for 1 year and early prophylactic lung(More)
Conservative resection of bone sarcoma in the lower limbs in children is very likely to be followed by a progressive problem of leg length inequality resulting from removal of the growth cartilage. To overcome this we have been using an expanding prosthesis and we report our experiences during the period 1985-1996. The prostheses are made of titanium and(More)
BACKGROUND Methotrexate is the most efficient anticancer drug in osteosarcoma. It requires individual exposure monitoring because of the high doses used, its wide interpatient pharmacokinetic variability and the existence of demonstrated relationships between efficacy, toxicity and serum drug concentrations. OBJECTIVE To develop a maximum a posteriori(More)
To bring to the fore the most important prognostic factors in Ewing's sarcoma (ES) with current protocols, we studied the classical prognostic factors, dose intensity (DI) of actual received drugs, age and histological response to induction therapy and their correlation in 39 patients with localized ES treated from 11/85 to 06/95 to identify eventual(More)
BACKGROUND The authors surveyed the published clinical trial literature on the subject of localized high grade osteosarcoma in order to develop new hypotheses dealing with drug-dose combinations in the treatment of this disease. METHODS A computerized literature search was conducted to identify all available published reports of the clinical trials using(More)
We investigated the possible use of acrylic cement containing chemotherapeutic drugs in the treatment of malignant lesions in bone. The diffusion of methotrexate (MTX) from methylpolymethacrylate implants was studied in vitro: polymerisation of the cement did not destroy the drug; liberation began immediately and about 10% was released by 18 hours. Some(More)
This paper evaluates the influence of pharmacokinetics monitoring of HDMTX in the treatment of localized operable previously untreated high grade osteosarcoma. 44 patients (group 1) received a T10 protocol with dose adapted only to age. 27 other patients (group 2) had a pharmacokinetics monitored dose adaptation of MTX. The pharmacokinetics monitoring leads(More)
This study was carried out on a sample of 115 patients receiving massive allografts that were sterilized by irradiation and implanted after tumor resection, and having a remission period of 2-5 years. Among the 11 post-operative infections that occurred, 9 arose early and 2 arose late. The risk of infection was augmented when reconstruction by allograft(More)
Nodules and multilayered areas composed of fibroblasts and chondrocyte-like cells embedded in an abundant extracellular matrix appeared spontaneously in in vitro culture of mononucleated blood cells taken from a patient with chondrosarcoma. Using specific antibodies it was demonstrated that the neo-fibroblasts which developed in the culture resulted from a(More)