J. López-Fidalgo

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The graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) characteristics of 150 consecutive patients undergoing reduced intensity conditioning allogeneic (allo-RIC) transplants and 88 patients undergoing myeloablative conditioning regimen were analysed. All patients received the same GVHD prophylaxis and peripheral blood stem cells from a human leucocyte antigen identical(More)
We discuss design issues for the Michaelis-Menten model and use geometrical arguments to find optimal designs for estimating a subset of the model parameters, or a linear combination of the parameters. We propose multiple-objective optimal designs when the parameters have different levels of interest to the researcher. In addition, we compare six commonly(More)
We have addressed whether patients' immune system status after allogeneic stem cell transplantation, assessed more than 1 year after the procedure, recovers normal function as compared with that of their respective donors. An additional aim was to compare the status of the immune system between patients receiving reduced-intensity conditioning regimens and(More)
MOTIVATION Alteration of gene expression often results in up- or down-regulated genes and the most common analysis strategies look for such differentially expressed genes. However, molecular disease mechanisms typically constitute abnormalities in the regulation of genes producing strong alterations in the expression levels. The search for such deregulation(More)
We tested the principle of whether patient long-term hematopoiesis following allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) reflects the characteristics of the hematopoiesis of their respective donor. For this purpose, we analyzed bone marrow (BM) hematopoiesis using long-term cultures (LTC), delta assays, and clonogeneic assays as well as CD34+ cells and(More)
The flow of radioactive particles inside the body from internally deposited radioisotopes in people exposed to inhalation, ingestion, injection, or other ways is usually evaluated using compartmental models. The biokinetic models included in the documents of the International Commission on Radiological Protection such as International Commission on(More)
In this paper we describe a non-linear model with correlated observations which accounts for the elimination rate of radiation in the lung of individuals who have been exposed to an accidental intake at some time. The response is then modelled as a conditional Poisson distribution. When the leak is moderate or the size of the particles is large a(More)
A statistical study of fitting log-normal distributions to air sampling concentrations and random intakes is reported in this paper. An improved method on the approximation of a sum of log-normal distributions to a log-normal distribution is used to forecast bioassay results and their uncertainties. These methods can be used in the design and implementation(More)
The problem of constructing optimal designs when some of the factors are not under the control of the experimenters is considered. Their values can be known or unknown before the experiment is carried out. Several criteria are taken into consideration to find optimal conditional designs given some prior information on the factors. In order to determine(More)