Inés Ramírez

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The cellular population of human breast milk collected within 5 days postpartum consists primarily of lipid laden polymorphonuclear leukocytes and macrophages, whereas lymphocytes comprise < 10% of the total cells. A discontinuous density gradient technique was developed to obtain highly enriched (75 +/- 6%) fractions of milk lymphocytes. The majority of(More)
The condition of a 6-year-old boy was diagnosed as mixed-cellularity Hodgkin's disease that involved the right side of the neck. Five years after the completion of radiation therapy for the involved area, followed by six courses of chemotherapy with mechlorethamine hydrochloride (nitrogen mustard), vincristine sulfate, procarbazine hydrochloride, and(More)
Twenty-four children with Burkitt's lymphoma were treated beginning May 1976 with a regimen alternating high doses of cyclophosphamide and methotrexate in induction and consolidation; only high doses of methotrexate were used in the maintenance phase. Throughout therapy, which was planned for 54 weeks, intrathecal chemoprophylaxis using methotrexate,(More)
Genotype and immunophenotype can be used to define biological species of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The purpose of these two pilot studies, conducted between 1986 and 1994, was to explore the feasibility and acceptability of classifying ALL in this manner for selection of treatment rather than using conventional risk for failure factors such as age(More)
INTRODUCTION Human hydatidosis is a prevalent zoonotic disease in the Castilla y León region of Spain. The aim of this study is to investigate the seroprevalence of Echinococcus granulosus infection in this region. METHODS We studied 4824 serum samples from a random, representative population of healthy individuals from each province of Castilla y León,(More)
Thirty-two children or adolescents had B cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) diagnosed by demonstration of surface immunoglobulin expression on greater than 10% of their bone marrow blasts. All patients had greater than 25% bone marrow lymphoblasts. Only five of 32 patients (16%) presented with an abdominal mass; however, 24 cases (75%) had FAB L3(More)
A comparison between the standard formalin-ethyl acetate (FEA) stool concentration procedure (centrifugation at 400 g for 2 min) and a modification proposed to increase the recovery of Cryptosporidium oocysts (500 g for 10 min) was performed on 73 formalin-preserved stool specimens known to be positive for Cryptosporidium. False-negative results were(More)
The direct effects of ascorbic acid and dehydroascorbic acid in vitro on human lymphocyte proliferation to phytohemagglutinin (PHA) and concanavalin A (Con A) stimulation were determined. Cells exposed to physiologic and high concentrations of ascorbic acid and dehydroascorbic acid showed poorer tritiated thymidine ([3H]TdR) incorporation than controls(More)
The Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) investigated a high-dose cyclophosphamide (CPM) high-dose methotrexate (MTX) regimen to determine therapeutic efficacy in confirmed advanced nonlymphoblastic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) (stages III and IV) and B-cell acute lymphatic leukemia (B-ALL) in children. Another goal was to determine the comparative effectiveness(More)
Eighty-one newly diagnosed untreated pediatric cancer patients (48 hematopoeitic malignancies, 17 solid tumors, 16 benign diseases) were evaluated with immunologic and nutritional parameters. The mean absolute lymphocyte count was adequate in the three groups. Reduced T-lymphocytes were seen in the solid tumors. Mitogenic response of hematopoietic and solid(More)