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BACKGROUND Sepsis occurs following the presence of bacteria in the circulation and is associated with fever, hyperthermia, and hypotension. Hypophosphatemia develops in the early stages of sepsis. High levels of inflammatory cytokines also characterize early sepsis. AIM The aim of the present study was to correlate hypophosphatemia with cytokines and… (More)
Allogeneic transplantation of hematopoietic cells from an HLA-compatible donor has been used to treat hematologic malignancies. Allogeneic transplantation not only replaces the marrow affected by the disease, but exerts an immune graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect mediated by donor lymphocytes. The development of nonmyeloablative conditioning regimens before… (More)
In recent years, more effective and less toxic treatment protocols have been developed to increase the cure rates in intermediate and high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). This study was undertaken to investigate the efficacy and toxicity of MINE (ifosfamide, mesna, mitoxantrone and etoposide) combination chemotherapy in patients with intermediate and… (More)
In some medical centers, the routine pre-operative evaluation of healthy children undergoing elective tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy (T and A) includes coagulation screening tests (PT, prothrombin Time; PTT, partial thromboplastin time; and INR, international normalized ratio). In this retrospective study, we determined whether there is a positive… (More)
We present a case of a 66-year-old man who suffered from acute respiratory failure due to desquamative interstitial pneumonia. The pneumonitis was resistant to steroids, but responded promptly to cyclophosphamide, with immediate relapse upon withdrawal of the drug.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa was found to adhere selectively to cilia of human ciliated tracheal epithelial cells (TECs). P. aeruginosa bound in equal numbers to TECs of smokers and nonsmokers, with the mean adhesion index for binding of P. aeruginosa 492c to TECs of healthy individuals (+/- standard deviation) being 6.83 +/- 6.00 bacteria per TEC.
This retrospective case-matched study evaluated the efficacy of reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) regimen on early and late allogeneic transplant outcome in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients. Twenty-eight patients conditioned with RIC regimen were matched to 56 patients who received a myeloablative conditioning (MAC) regimen. The main criteria for… (More)
The use of a new set for arterial catheterization (Alpha-system) is presented. In fifty patients arterial cannulation was performed (femoral artery was used in 47 cases). The mean duration of cannulation was 6.7 days. Some minor complications, such as haematoma (5 cases), kinking of catheter (2 cases) and technical difficulties are described. Five out of 50… (More)
For adults with acute leukemia, it is important to know whether the therapeutic schemes initially planned were actually implemented. The European Group for Blood and Marrow transplantation Acute Leukemia Working Party prospectively followed 695 consecutive patients who were registered at the time of HLA typing. Of 304 patients with an available matched… (More)
The preliminary results of a multicenter study designed to determine the utility of the processed EEG in combination with heart rate and blood pressure for estimating anesthetic depth are reported. The study is planned to include 1,000 ASA I, II, and III patients undergoing surgery with at least a 60-minute duration of anesthesia. The preliminary results… (More)