Isabel Millán

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BACKGROUND Irradiation of the pituitary is widely considered the most appropriate treatment for patients with Cushing's disease in whom transsphenoidal microsurgery has been unsuccessful. However, there is little information about the long-term efficacy of this treatment. METHODS We used external pituitary radiation to treat 30 adult patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS Cord blood (CB) transplants with co-infusion of third-party donor (TPD) mobilized hematopoietic stem cells (MHSC) have been shown to result in 'bridge' engraftment with prompt neutrophil recovery and high final rates of CB engraftment and full chimerism. This strategy overcomes the limitation posed by low cellularity of CB units for(More)
E-cadherin (CDH1) gene expression is strictly regulated. The transcriptional factors SNAIL and ZEB1 are involved in its repression, whereas activation of vitamin D receptor (VDR) by vitamin D induces its transcription. We study the expression and functional correlation of SNAIL, CDH1, VDR and ZEB1 genes and examine their possible involvement in colon(More)
BACKGROUND The K/DOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines for Bone Metabolism and Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease was published in October 2003. The objective of this study was to analyse the effect of the application of those guidelines on clinical practices and on the achievement of bone disease targets and quality standards. METHODS We included in the study(More)
OBJECTIVE Optimal treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has not been established. This study compared the effects of local steroid injection versus surgical decompression in new-onset CTS of at least 3 months' duration. METHODS In a 1-year, prospective, randomized, open, controlled clinical trial, we studied the effects of surgical decompression(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the therapeutic role of pelvic and aortic lymphadenectomy in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and positive nodes (stages IIIC and IV). METHODS Retrospective chart review. Data from all consecutive patients with EOC and positive retroperitoneal lymph nodes (stage IIIC and IV) in Mayo Clinic from 1996 to 2000 were(More)
A multivariate analysis was carried out in 492 patients with metastatic neck disease from squamous cell carcinoma to determine the influence of clinical and therapeutic factors on survival, local and regional control, and distant metastases. After radiation treatment with radical intent, recurrence at the primary site was the most frequent site of treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE Shoulder pain is a common complaint, frequently caused by subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). There are a number of physical examination (PE) manoeuvres that explore the subacromial space. MRI provides an accurate anatomic image of the subacromial space, being the current gold standard in the diagnosis of SIS. The aim of this study is to(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic significance of venous involvement and tumour thrombus level in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remains highly controversial. In 2010, the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and the Union International Centre le Cancer (UICC) revised the RCC staging system (7th edition) based on tumour thrombus level, differentiating the T stage(More)
This open label clinical study provides updated evaluation of the strategy of single unit cord blood transplants (CBTs) with co-infusion of third-party donor (TPD) mobilized hematopoietic stem cells (MHSC). Fifty-five adults with high-risk hematological malignancies, median age 34 years (16–60 years) and weight 70 kg (43–95 kg), received CBTs (median 2.39 ×(More)