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Comparison of off-resonance saturation with single and dual frequency irradiation indicates a contribution of inhomogeneously broadened lines to magnetization transfer in tissues. This inhomogeneous magnetization transfer (ihMT) phenomenon can be exploited to produce images that highlight tissues containing myelin, in vivo. Here, a model for ihMT is(More)
Cardiac complications related to bone marrow grafting were investigated in a group of 63 patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation (57 autologous, 6 allogeneic) in the transplant unit of Hôpital Saint-Antoine (Paris, France) between February 1977 and October 1983. The pregraft regimen was cyclophosphamide, 6-thioguanine, cytosine arabinoside, and CCNU(More)
The diagnostic value in polycythemia of the presence of endogenous erythroid colonies derived from bone marrow cells (EECs) was assessed in a prospective study on 108 patients referred for polycythemia (Hb greater than g/dL in men, greater than 16 g/dL in women) with normal plasma volume by comparison with the standard criteria, the bone marrow grade, and(More)
In the present study, we report on alterations in plasma lipid, lipoprotein and apolipoprotein patterns in three separate populations of alcoholic patients, one without liver damage (Group I), a second presenting steatosis or mild alcoholic hepatitis or both (Group II) and a third with alcoholic cirrhosis (Group III), using a healthy, normolipidemic,(More)
We compared the presence of serologic markers of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection with the presence of the viral DNA in the livers of patients with alcoholic liver disease with or without hepatocellular carcinoma. Among 51 patients with various kinds of alcoholic liver disease but without hepatocellular cancer, 19 had one or more serologic markers of HBV,(More)
The possible role of HBV infection in the progression of alcoholic liver disease remains debated. However, serum HBV markers in alcoholics, although present with a high frequency, mainly consist of anti-HBs and/or anti-HBc antibodies. In order to detect an HBV multiplication that could be missed by the usual markers, we looked for HBV-DNA in the serum of(More)
We report a stimulating effect of leukaemic B-lymphocytes from anaemic and non-anaemic patients with CLL on the proliferation of normal peripheral blood BFU-E. Coculture of leukaemic B-cells at various concentrations (2.5 X 10(3)-10(6)) with 2.5 X 10(5) mononuclear cells from normal peripheral blood increased the number of BFU-E derived erythroid colonies.(More)
Although B cells reside in the bone marrow, little is known concerning their functional role in hematopoiesis. We have measured the effects of surface membrane factors released from unstimulated, circulating B cells of normal donors and patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia on human hematopoiesis in vitro. Leukemic cells augment erythroid burst(More)