Giuseppe Todeschini

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To assess the prognosis of peripheral T-cell lymphoma unspecified, we retrospectively analyzed 385 cases fulfilling the criteria defined by the World Health Organization classification. Factors associated with a worse overall survival (OS) in a univariate analysis were age older than 60 years (P=.0002), equal to or more than 2 extranodal sites (P=.0002),(More)
A distinct pathologic entity (ALK+ lymphoma) that is characterized by expression of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) protein has recently emerged within the heterogeneous group of CD30(+) anaplastic large-cell lymphomas. Information on clinical findings and treatment outcome of ALK+ lymphoma is still limited, and no data are available concerning the(More)
The optimal treatment of primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMLBCL) is still undefined. In the absence of randomised studies, we retrospectively analysed: (a) the effectiveness of two chemotherapy regimens (CHOP vs MACOP-B/VACOP-B) in complete remission (CR) achievement and event-free survival (EFS) and (b) the role of mediastinal involved-field(More)
 In a retrospective study conducted in an Italian tertiary care hospital, the incidence of nosocomial candidemia was evaluated together with causative pathogens, treatment, and risk factors for death. Over a 6-year period (1992–1997), a total of 189 episodes of candidemia occurred in 189 patients (mean age 58±19 years), accounting for an average incidence(More)
The Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell'Adulto (GIMEMA) 0496 protocol, through the central handling of bone marrow samples at presentation, allowed us to combine cytogenetic and molecular information on a large series of adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated homogeneously, enabling us to define as broadly as possible their genetic(More)
We conducted a two-part meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of fluoroquinolones for preventing bacterial infections in granulocytopenic patients who are receiving chemotherapy for malignancies. Overall, 19 randomized studies met selection criteria and were included in this meta-analysis of 2,112 patients. Thirteen studies that compared the(More)
Eight cases of mediastinal non-lymphoblastic large-cell lymphoma have been studied by histopathological and immunohistochemical methods. A common clinical, morphological and immunophenotypic pattern was identified. Six of eight cases proved to be of B-cell origin by the expression of B-associated antigens detected by specific monoclonal antibodies. Cells of(More)
The long-term results of a therapeutic regimen for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have been analysed with the main purpose to evaluate the impact of Daunorubicin (DNM) dosage given during the induction. The files of 86 consecutive adult ALL patients treated in our institution between 1974 and 1988 were reviewed. They received the same induction(More)
Between July 1992 and June 1996, 901 new cases of adult acute lymphoblastic leukaemia were recorded in the GIMEMA Archive of Adult Acute Leukaemia; 21 of them (2.3%) had a previous primary malignancy (PM). We found that secondary acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cases (sALL) presented with older age, a high incidence of pre-pre-B immunophenotype and a(More)
Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) receiving conventional treatment have a poor clinical outcome. We conducted a phase II study to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of chemo-immunotherapy in young (⩽60 years old, Clin A study) and elderly (>60 and ⩽75 years old, Clin B study) patients with newly diagnosed PTCL. Clin A patients (n=61) received two(More)