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The in vitro stimulation of lymphocytes with interleukin-2 (IL-2) generates lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells with tumoricidal potential. In this work we studied the cytolytic capacity of LAK cells in 51 acute leukemia patients in complete remission (CR) after chemotherapy (CT), in 24 acute leukemia patients who had undergone autologous bone marrow(More)
A series of 2-amino-3-substituted-6-[(E)-1-phenyl-2-(N-methylcarbamoyl)vinyl]+ ++imid azo[1,2-a]pyridines 1a-i, structurally related to Enviroxime and its analogous benzimidazoles, was designed and prepared for testing as antirhinovirus agents. The imidazo ring in this class of compounds was constructed starting from the aminopyridine after tosylation and(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of information on health expenses caused by readmissions among hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. We analyzed the rate, causes, and evolution of hospitalization after HSCT. METHODS We retrospectively studied 140 consecutive patients who received an autologous HSCT (n = 107; 76.4%) or an allogeneic HSCT (n =(More)
Frequency of additional chromosomal abnormalities in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is estimated to be 7% in chronic phase and increases to 40-70% in advanced disease. Progression of CML from chronic phase to accelerated phase or blast crisis is often associated with secondary chromosomal aberrations. We report an exceptional case of CML as debut in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE In Spain, as in other Mediterranean regions the most common beta-thalassemia mutations are due to point mutations in gene regions that are critical for production of mRNA, such as [IVS-I-nt1 (G-->A), IVS-I-nt6 (T-->C), IVS-I-nt110 (G-->A)] which interrupt normal RNA processing or nonsense mutations [CD39 (C-->T)] which interrupt the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The detection of PML-RAR by reverse transcription (RT) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) patients who are in hematologic remission influences therapeutic decision making in several trials. In the light of this, the Spanish group has recently designed an external quality assessment program (EQAP)(More)
INTRODUCTION Presence of disruptive behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD) is highly prevalent and, as a consequence, neuroleptics are frequently used in these patients to control BPSD. Several reviews have shown the clinical equivalence of different classes of neuroleptics in BPSD control, although that equivalence has been only(More)