J . A . Garcı́a - Velasco

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BACKGROUND Knowledge about the distribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes in invasive cervical cancer is crucial to guide the introduction of prophylactic vaccines. We aimed to provide novel and comprehensive data about the worldwide genotype distribution in patients with invasive cervical cancer. METHODS Paraffin-embedded samples of(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) contribution in vulvar intraepithelial lesions (VIN) and invasive vulvar cancer (IVC) is not clearly established. This study provides novel data on HPV markers in a large series of VIN and IVC lesions. METHODS Histologically confirmed VIN and IVC from 39 countries were assembled at the Catalan Institute of Oncology(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a large international study to estimate fractions of head and neck cancers (HNCs) attributable to human papillomavirus (HPV-AFs) using six HPV-related biomarkers of viral detection, transcription, and cellular transformation. METHODS Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded cancer tissues of the oral cavity (OC), pharynx, and larynx were(More)
The coexistence of leukemia and pregnancy is extremely rare. This paper describes two cases of acute promyelocytic leukemia diagnosed during the second trimester of pregnancy and the most suitable approach to the management of this situation is analyzed. Possible teratogenic effects of mono- or polychemotherapy during pregnancy, depending upon the(More)
The role of manganese-dependent superoxide dismutase (SOD2/MnSOD) during tumor progression has been studied for several decades with controversial results. While SOD2 downregulation was initially associated with tumor initiation and was proposed as a tumor suppressor gene, recent studies have reported that SOD2 might favor tumor progression and(More)
BACKGROUND Early prediction of proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) occlusion is essential from a clinical point of view HYPOTHESIS To develop an electrocardiogram (ECG) algorithm based on ST-segment deviations to predict the location of occlusion of LAD as a culprit artery. METHODS ECG and angiographic findings were correlated in 100(More)
The great interest in molecular epidemiology of human papilloma virus (HPV) in cervical cancer led us to perform a thorough evaluation of 2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based methods for the detection of HPV in archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples. Thus, the aim of this study was to compare HPV detection in FFPE samples that have(More)
OBJECTIVE Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype distribution in invasive cervical cancer (ICC) is critical to guide the introduction and to assess the impact of HPV prophylactic vaccines. This study aims to provide specific information for Spain. METHODS 1043 histological confirmed ICC cases diagnosed from 1940 to 2007 from six Spanish regions were(More)
AA amyloidosis, or secondary amyloidosis, is a rare but serious complication of chronic inflammatory diseases. Chronic inflammatory arthritis is the commonest cause of AA amyloidosis and, when the latter appears, treatment can be frustrating. Deposition of fibrils, derived from circulating acute-phase reactant serum amyloid A protein (SAA), in the kidneys(More)